The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / North West
Rank 48 28 34
Rank change year-on-year -20 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 324 378 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.32% 6.65% 6.23%
As % of the System Software category 50.78% 59.34% 60.50%
Number of salaries quoted 276 341 332
Median salary £31,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.53% -  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 638 637 686
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.47% 11.20% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 500 531 536
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £51,400 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Active Directory as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the North West

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in the North West.

Salary trend for Active Directory in the North West

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the North West

Active Directory
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -24 181 £35,000 +6.87% 35
Cheshire -11 65 £29,500 +9.25% 20
Merseyside +9 45 £30,000 -4.00% 10
Lancashire +5 33 £25,000 -5.66% 4
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 589 (75.90%) Windows
2 445 (57.35%) Microsoft
3 378 (48.71%) VMware
4 342 (44.07%) Windows Server
5 261 (33.63%) ITIL
6 257 (33.12%) MS Exchange
7 229 (29.51%) DNS
8 214 (27.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 205 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 180 (23.20%) Hyper-V
11 176 (22.68%) MS Excel
12 175 (22.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 170 (21.91%) Windows 7
14 163 (21.01%) Cisco
15 162 (20.88%) DHCP
16 160 (20.62%) Firewall
17 149 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
18 148 (19.07%) SQL Server
19 144 (18.56%) Office 365
20 143 (18.43%) Citrix
21 142 (18.30%) WAN
22 118 (15.21%) LAN
22 118 (15.21%) MS Office
23 113 (14.56%) SQL
24 105 (13.53%) PowerShell
25 98 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
26 96 (12.37%) SCCM
26 96 (12.37%) MCSE
27 94 (12.11%) TCP/IP
28 93 (11.98%) Linux

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 257 (33.12%) MS Exchange
2 98 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 75 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 73 (9.41%) SharePoint
5 66 (8.51%) IIS
6 44 (5.67%) Skype for Business
7 17 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.90%) Apache
9 6 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.77%) Confluence
9 6 (0.77%) JBoss
9 6 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.52%) GroupWise
11 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.39%) Site Server
Applications
1 176 (22.68%) MS Excel
2 118 (15.21%) MS Office
3 3 (0.39%) MS Project
4 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.39%) Line 50
3 3 (0.39%) Magento
3 3 (0.39%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.39%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.13%) BPCS
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 144 (18.56%) Office 365
2 72 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.93%) Amazon S3
4 15 (1.93%) IaaS
4 15 (1.93%) SaaS
5 13 (1.68%) PaaS
6 11 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.52%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 229 (29.51%) DNS
2 162 (20.88%) DHCP
3 160 (20.62%) Firewall
4 142 (18.30%) WAN
5 118 (15.21%) LAN
6 94 (12.11%) TCP/IP
7 86 (11.08%) VLAN
8 80 (10.31%) SAN
9 79 (10.18%) Internet
10 63 (8.12%) VoIP
11 57 (7.35%) VPN
12 48 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
13 36 (4.64%) Network Security
14 35 (4.51%) Skype
15 34 (4.38%) MPLS
16 32 (4.12%) Remote Desktop
17 26 (3.35%) Ethernet
18 23 (2.96%) Broadband
18 23 (2.96%) TACACS
18 23 (2.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.19%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.64%) MySQL
8 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.39%) Power BI
9 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.26%) DTS
11 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.13%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.13%) Informix
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.42%) JIRA
3 10 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.16%) MSI
5 8 (1.03%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.64%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.52%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.39%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.26%) Maven
General
1 43 (5.54%) Finance
2 31 (3.99%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.71%) Manufacturing
4 14 (1.80%) Legal
5 13 (1.68%) Retail
6 12 (1.55%) Banking
6 12 (1.55%) Law
7 10 (1.29%) Back Office
7 10 (1.29%) Marketing
8 6 (0.77%) Advertising
9 5 (0.64%) German Language
10 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.26%) Automotive
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (21.39%) Analyst
2 137 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 128 (16.49%) IT Support
4 113 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 106 (13.66%) Support Analyst
6 88 (11.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 87 (11.21%) 3rd Line Support
8 68 (8.76%) IT Analyst
9 59 (7.60%) IT Support Analyst
10 56 (7.22%) IT Engineer
11 50 (6.44%) Infrastructure Support
12 49 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 47 (6.06%) Support Technician
14 44 (5.67%) IT Support Engineer
15 43 (5.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 39 (5.03%) 1st Line Support
16 39 (5.03%) Service Analyst
17 38 (4.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 37 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
19 35 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.87%) Web Services
2 8 (1.03%) .NET
2 8 (1.03%) Middleware
3 4 (0.52%) HTML
3 4 (0.52%) XML
4 3 (0.39%) CSS
4 3 (0.39%) RESTful
4 3 (0.39%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.13%) FFmpeg
6 1 (0.13%) jQuery
6 1 (0.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.86%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.67%) iPad
3 38 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (2.45%) Clustering
5 19 (2.45%) CMDB
6 18 (2.32%) NHS
7 16 (2.06%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.06%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.42%) iPhone
11 10 (1.29%) Replication
12 9 (1.16%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.90%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
15 6 (0.77%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 589 (75.90%) Windows
2 342 (44.07%) Windows Server
3 214 (27.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 175 (22.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 170 (21.91%) Windows 7
6 93 (11.98%) Linux
7 68 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (8.25%) Windows 8
9 50 (6.44%) Windows 10
10 30 (3.87%) Windows XP
11 26 (3.35%) Unix
12 18 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (2.19%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.80%) Android
15 13 (1.68%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.55%) Solaris
17 11 (1.42%) AIX
18 6 (0.77%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
19 5 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (33.63%) ITIL
2 70 (9.02%) Service Management
3 69 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 47 (6.06%) Migration
5 43 (5.54%) Configuration Management
6 38 (4.90%) Service Delivery
7 34 (4.38%) Mentoring
8 30 (3.87%) Network Management
9 29 (3.74%) Problem Management
10 27 (3.48%) ITIL V3
11 26 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (3.35%) Data Protection
12 25 (3.22%) Coaching
13 24 (3.09%) Change Management
14 21 (2.71%) Network Design
15 20 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (2.58%) PRINCE2
16 19 (2.45%) CRM
17 18 (2.32%) IT Strategy
18 17 (2.19%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 113 (14.56%) SQL
2 105 (13.53%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.96%) Python
4 22 (2.84%) VBScript
5 17 (2.19%) Perl
6 8 (1.03%) PHP
7 6 (0.77%) C#
7 6 (0.77%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.64%) C
8 5 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.64%) VB
9 4 (0.52%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.39%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.39%) C++
10 3 (0.39%) Java
10 3 (0.39%) VBA
11 2 (0.26%) Ruby
11 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 149 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (12.37%) MCSE
3 66 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (7.09%) MCSA
5 45 (5.80%) MCP
6 43 (5.54%) Degree
7 39 (5.03%) MCITP
8 36 (4.64%) CCNP
8 36 (4.64%) Security Cleared
9 35 (4.51%) CCNA
9 35 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (3.22%) SC Cleared
11 20 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.55%) JNCIP
13 10 (1.29%) MCTS
14 8 (1.03%) A+ Certification
14 8 (1.03%) BC Cleared
15 7 (0.90%) ISEB
16 6 (0.77%) EMC Certification
17 5 (0.64%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (11.34%) SLA
2 26 (3.35%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.29%) QA
5 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 205 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 180 (23.20%) Hyper-V
3 57 (7.35%) vSphere
4 43 (5.54%) Terminal Services
5 36 (4.64%) XenApp
6 30 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.80%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.68%) vCloud
8 13 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (1.68%) VMware Server
9 12 (1.55%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.03%) ProxySG
13 6 (0.77%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.64%) NDS
14 5 (0.64%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.52%) KVM
15 4 (0.52%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 96 (12.37%) SCCM
2 35 (4.51%) WSUS
3 27 (3.48%) Puppet
4 26 (3.35%) Nagios
5 23 (2.96%) SCOrch
6 20 (2.58%) Backup Exec
7 19 (2.45%) OpenNMS
8 16 (2.06%) SCOM
9 15 (1.93%) RANCID
10 14 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.55%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (1.16%) Ansible
13 9 (1.16%) Cacti
13 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.90%) HP SIM
14 7 (0.90%) vRealize
15 6 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.77%) vMotion
16 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 445 (57.35%) Microsoft
2 378 (48.71%) VMware
3 163 (21.01%) Cisco
4 143 (18.43%) Citrix
5 56 (7.22%) HP
6 44 (5.67%) Juniper
7 40 (5.15%) NetApp
8 36 (4.64%) Veeam
9 27 (3.48%) Oracle
10 26 (3.35%) Avaya
10 26 (3.35%) Dell
10 26 (3.35%) Intel Security
11 21 (2.71%) Palo Alto
12 20 (2.58%) EMC
13 19 (2.45%) Ericsson
13 19 (2.45%) Huawei
14 18 (2.32%) Symantec
15 17 (2.19%) IBM
16 16 (2.06%) SolarWinds
16 16 (2.06%) SonicWALL
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