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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 31 42
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 436 361 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.35% 6.42% 5.90%
As % of the System Software category 57.44% 60.57% 57.76%
Number of salaries quoted 380 316 309
Median salary £32,500 £33,300 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.40% +11.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £20,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year - -4.41%  

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 759 596 644
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.05% 10.60% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 652 492 512
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

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 June 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 June 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 -8 263 £34,000 -2.85% 58
Cheshire -5 105 £30,000 -6.25% 20
Merseyside -4 39 £31,000 +4.20% 4
Lancashire -8 25 £22,000 -21.42% 7
Cumbria -11 3 £26,500 -3.63%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 577 (75.92%) Windows
2 420 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 333 (43.82%) Windows Server
4 313 (41.18%) VMware
5 266 (35.00%) ITIL
6 258 (33.95%) MS Exchange
7 209 (27.50%) DNS
8 182 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 169 (22.24%) Office 365
10 166 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 162 (21.32%) Hyper-V
12 161 (21.18%) Cisco
13 147 (19.34%) WAN
14 146 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 145 (19.08%) DHCP
15 145 (19.08%) Firewall
16 143 (18.82%) Citrix
16 143 (18.82%) Windows 7
17 141 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
18 132 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
19 125 (16.45%) SQL Server
19 125 (16.45%) LAN
20 118 (15.53%) PowerShell
21 117 (15.39%) TCP/IP
22 103 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010
23 94 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
24 93 (12.24%) SQL
25 86 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
25 86 (11.32%) SCCM
26 85 (11.18%) MCSE

Active Directory
Co-occurring 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
1 258 (33.95%) MS Exchange
2 103 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (8.16%) IIS
4 58 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 52 (6.84%) SharePoint
6 44 (5.79%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.97%) IBM Notes
8 14 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.45%) CMS
10 11 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.92%) Confluence
11 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.79%) nginx
13 4 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.13%) Apache
16 1 (0.13%) DNN
16 1 (0.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 141 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) Magento
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 169 (22.24%) Office 365
2 94 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.63%) SaaS
5 12 (1.58%) IaaS
6 10 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.18%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.18%) PaaS
8 6 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.39%) CodePlex
10 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) G Suite
11 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 209 (27.50%) DNS
2 147 (19.34%) WAN
3 145 (19.08%) DHCP
3 145 (19.08%) Firewall
4 125 (16.45%) LAN
5 117 (15.39%) TCP/IP
6 84 (11.05%) SAN
7 67 (8.82%) VLAN
8 55 (7.24%) MPLS
9 54 (7.11%) Internet
10 49 (6.45%) VoIP
11 47 (6.18%) VPN
12 41 (5.39%) Network Security
13 39 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
13 39 (5.13%) Skype
14 28 (3.68%) Junos
15 24 (3.16%) Ethernet
16 23 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (2.89%) NetScaler
18 21 (2.76%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.92%) MySQL
8 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.66%) DTS
10 4 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.39%) DocumentDB
12 2 (0.26%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.13%) FileMaker
13 1 (0.13%) Informix
13 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.92%) JIRA
3 5 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.66%) MSI
4 4 (0.53%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.39%) Maven
6 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (7.63%) Finance
2 44 (5.79%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.08%) Legal
4 27 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.37%) Law
6 16 (2.11%) Banking
7 11 (1.45%) Retail
8 8 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.79%) Advertising
10 5 (0.66%) Back Office
10 5 (0.66%) Marketing
11 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Billing
12 3 (0.39%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) French Language
13 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (23.03%) Analyst
2 106 (13.95%) Support Analyst
3 102 (13.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 96 (12.63%) Support Engineer
5 82 (10.79%) IT Support
6 78 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 65 (8.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 60 (7.89%) Network Engineer
9 57 (7.50%) IT Analyst
10 56 (7.37%) Service Analyst
11 50 (6.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 48 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
13 47 (6.18%) Infrastructure Support
14 44 (5.79%) Service Desk Analyst
15 43 (5.66%) IT Support Analyst
16 40 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 38 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
17 38 (5.00%) IT Engineer
18 37 (4.87%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
19 35 (4.61%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.63%) Web Services
2 17 (2.24%) .NET
3 8 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 7 (0.92%) ASP.NET
4 7 (0.92%) XML
5 6 (0.79%) CSS
6 5 (0.66%) HTML
6 5 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (0.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (0.53%) jQuery
7 4 (0.53%) SAML
7 4 (0.53%) WCF
8 3 (0.39%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.39%) CSS3
8 3 (0.39%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.39%) Ionic Framework
8 3 (0.39%) Sass
8 3 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.95%) Driving Licence
3 28 (3.68%) iPad
4 23 (3.03%) CMDB
5 22 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.37%) Clustering
7 17 (2.24%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.18%) EPoS
11 9 (1.18%) Life Science
11 9 (1.18%) Replication
12 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.79%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.79%) User Experience
13 5 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
13 5 (0.66%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.66%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 577 (75.92%) Windows
2 333 (43.82%) Windows Server
3 182 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 166 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 143 (18.82%) Windows 7
6 86 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (9.61%) Windows 8
8 72 (9.47%) Windows 10
9 71 (9.34%) Linux
10 20 (2.63%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.97%) AIX
11 15 (1.97%) Unix
12 12 (1.58%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.18%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.92%) Android
14 7 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.92%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.79%) Solaris
15 6 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (35.00%) ITIL
2 83 (10.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 61 (8.03%) Migration
4 56 (7.37%) Service Management
5 52 (6.84%) Configuration Management
6 45 (5.92%) Change Management
7 41 (5.39%) Service Delivery
8 40 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 36 (4.74%) Network Management
10 31 (4.08%) SIEM
11 29 (3.82%) Cybersecurity
11 29 (3.82%) Mentoring
11 29 (3.82%) Network Design
11 29 (3.82%) Penetration Testing
11 29 (3.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 27 (3.55%) Change Control
13 21 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (2.50%) Statistics
14 19 (2.50%) Time Management
15 18 (2.37%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 118 (15.53%) PowerShell
2 93 (12.24%) SQL
3 36 (4.74%) VBScript
4 22 (2.89%) VB
5 13 (1.71%) Python
5 13 (1.71%) T-SQL
6 12 (1.58%) Perl
7 10 (1.32%) C#
8 6 (0.79%) VBA
9 5 (0.66%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.66%) PHP
10 4 (0.53%) C
11 3 (0.39%) Ruby
12 2 (0.26%) PHP 5
12 2 (0.26%) PHP 7
12 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (11.18%) MCSE
3 69 (9.08%) MCSA
4 66 (8.68%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (6.71%) Degree
6 47 (6.18%) Security Cleared
7 45 (5.92%) MCP
8 38 (5.00%) CCNP
8 38 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 35 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (3.82%) CCNA
11 23 (3.03%) MCITP
12 16 (2.11%) CCIE
12 16 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.71%) JNCIP
14 11 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (1.18%) CCA
16 6 (0.79%) A+ Certification
17 5 (0.66%) Master's Degree
18 4 (0.53%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (10.66%) SLA
2 25 (3.29%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.79%) QA
5 3 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 162 (21.32%) Hyper-V
2 146 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (8.03%) XenApp
4 56 (7.37%) Terminal Services
5 46 (6.05%) vSphere
6 35 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (3.55%) ProxySG
8 21 (2.76%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.32%) Terminal Server
9 10 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.92%) KVM
11 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.79%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.53%) Varnish
13 4 (0.53%) vCloud
13 4 (0.53%) XenServer
14 3 (0.39%) NDS
14 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 86 (11.32%) SCCM
2 39 (5.13%) WSUS
3 29 (3.82%) Nagios
4 23 (3.03%) Puppet
5 19 (2.50%) OpenNMS
6 18 (2.37%) SCOM
7 16 (2.11%) SCOrch
8 15 (1.97%) vCenter Server
9 14 (1.84%) RANCID
10 13 (1.71%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.58%) Cacti
11 12 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (1.05%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.79%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.79%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.66%) EdgeSight
14 5 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 420 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 313 (41.18%) VMware
3 161 (21.18%) Cisco
4 143 (18.82%) Citrix
5 72 (9.47%) HP
6 68 (8.95%) Juniper
7 44 (5.79%) NetApp
8 42 (5.53%) Veeam
9 38 (5.00%) Palo Alto
10 33 (4.34%) CheckPoint
11 29 (3.82%) Avaya
12 28 (3.68%) Blue Coat
13 25 (3.29%) Dell
14 19 (2.50%) Oracle
15 17 (2.24%) Apple
16 16 (2.11%) Ericsson
16 16 (2.11%) F5
16 16 (2.11%) Huawei
16 16 (2.11%) Riverbed
17 15 (1.97%) Lotus
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Exellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eames Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Exellent Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Douglas-Scott
Salary: £38000 - £41000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modulus Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Training, Travel Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus on call and flexible benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Car finance 247
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + CERTIFICATIONS PAID FOR
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Douglas-Scott
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Omni RMS
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago