Period
to 17 August 2019

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 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 34 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 894 845 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.45% 6.93% 6.59%
As % of the System Software category 53.50% 48.59% 58.67%
Number of salaries quoted 738 719 765
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.62%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £63,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,671 1,739 1,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.79% 14.26% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,275 1,413 1,244
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 484 £37,500 +25.00% 126
Cheshire +22 222 £32,500 -4.41% 48
Merseyside +3 99 £36,740 +16.36% 28
Lancashire -7 75 £27,500 -1.79% 24
Cumbria +1 16 £19,000 -62.00% 5
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 681 (76.17%) Windows
2 507 (56.71%) Microsoft
3 402 (44.97%) Office 365
4 360 (40.27%) VMware
5 358 (40.04%) Windows Server
6 302 (33.78%) DNS
7 257 (28.75%) ITIL
8 255 (28.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 236 (26.40%) DHCP
10 221 (24.72%) Windows 10
11 216 (24.16%) Cisco
12 211 (23.60%) MS Exchange
13 197 (22.04%) Firewall
14 191 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 185 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
16 182 (20.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 160 (17.90%) LAN
18 158 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
19 157 (17.56%) PowerShell
20 156 (17.45%) Hyper-V
21 147 (16.44%) WAN
22 146 (16.33%) Windows 7
23 142 (15.88%) Microsoft Certification
24 141 (15.77%) TCP/IP
25 126 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
26 125 (13.98%) SCCM
27 123 (13.76%) Linux
28 117 (13.09%) Citrix
29 110 (12.30%) SQL
30 105 (11.74%) SLA

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
1 211 (23.60%) MS Exchange
2 78 (8.72%) SharePoint
3 63 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (5.59%) IIS
5 40 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (3.13%) Skype for Business
7 16 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.57%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.45%) Confluence
10 11 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.23%) IBM Notes
11 10 (1.12%) SAS
12 8 (0.89%) Apache
13 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.22%) nginx
15 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.11%) Drupal
16 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 185 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.45%) FileZilla
3 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Odoo
2 5 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 402 (44.97%) Office 365
2 255 (28.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (7.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 26 (2.91%) Amazon S3
7 24 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
7 24 (2.68%) Serverless
7 24 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 23 (2.57%) IaaS
9 22 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.23%) G Suite
13 10 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
14 9 (1.01%) AWS OpsWorks
15 8 (0.89%) Amazon EKS
15 8 (0.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (0.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 302 (33.78%) DNS
2 236 (26.40%) DHCP
3 197 (22.04%) Firewall
4 160 (17.90%) LAN
5 147 (16.44%) WAN
6 141 (15.77%) TCP/IP
7 84 (9.40%) SAN
8 82 (9.17%) VPN
9 77 (8.61%) VoIP
10 74 (8.28%) VLAN
11 66 (7.38%) Wireless
12 41 (4.59%) Internet
13 37 (4.14%) Network Security
14 36 (4.03%) Skype
15 26 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
16 21 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (2.35%) Unified Communications
16 21 (2.35%) WLAN
17 20 (2.24%) NAS
18 19 (2.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.12%) MySQL
5 5 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (0.56%) MS Access
5 5 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.22%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.22%) IDOL
8 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.11%) DB2
8 1 (0.11%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
2 18 (2.01%) JIRA
3 16 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.12%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.01%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.45%) GitLab
8 4 (0.45%) MSI
9 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (0.34%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.22%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.22%) Selenium
10 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.11%) MSTest
11 1 (0.11%) NUnit
11 1 (0.11%) Subversion
11 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (7.05%) Finance
2 44 (4.92%) Legal
3 37 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 34 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.47%) Law
6 19 (2.13%) Marketing
7 17 (1.90%) Banking
8 16 (1.79%) Retail
9 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.45%) Back Office
11 3 (0.34%) Automotive
11 3 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.22%) Games
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (20.02%) Analyst
2 162 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 114 (12.75%) Support Engineer
4 103 (11.52%) IT Support
5 97 (10.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 96 (10.74%) IT Engineer
7 77 (8.61%) Service Analyst
7 77 (8.61%) Service Desk Analyst
8 74 (8.28%) Support Analyst
9 66 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 51 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 51 (5.70%) Support Technician
11 46 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
12 40 (4.47%) IT Analyst
13 39 (4.36%) Administrator
13 39 (4.36%) IT Support Engineer
13 39 (4.36%) Network Engineer
14 36 (4.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 36 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 36 (4.03%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.79%) Web Services
2 14 (1.57%) .NET
3 10 (1.12%) JSON
3 10 (1.12%) Kafka
4 9 (1.01%) Middleware
4 9 (1.01%) XMPP
5 8 (0.89%) LDAP
6 4 (0.45%) CSS
6 4 (0.45%) MAPI
7 3 (0.34%) HTML
7 3 (0.34%) HTML5
7 3 (0.34%) jQuery
7 3 (0.34%) SAML
8 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.22%) COM
8 2 (0.22%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.22%) REST
8 2 (0.22%) XML
9 1 (0.11%) JDBC
9 1 (0.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.71%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (5.59%) Data Centre
4 45 (5.03%) Driving Licence
5 41 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.57%) Smartphone
7 20 (2.24%) iPhone
8 19 (2.13%) Blackberry
9 18 (2.01%) Fat Client
9 18 (2.01%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.90%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.68%) EMC VNX
13 13 (1.45%) Replication
14 12 (1.34%) Public Cloud
15 11 (1.23%) PKI
16 9 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
16 9 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
16 9 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 681 (76.17%) Windows
2 358 (40.04%) Windows Server
3 221 (24.72%) Windows 10
4 158 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 146 (16.33%) Windows 7
6 123 (13.76%) Linux
7 87 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (3.24%) Windows XP
10 27 (3.02%) Windows 8
11 25 (2.80%) Android
12 23 (2.57%) Mac OS X
13 20 (2.24%) Apple iOS
14 18 (2.01%) Unix
15 17 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (1.79%) CentOS
17 15 (1.68%) Ubuntu
18 10 (1.12%) Amazon Linux
18 10 (1.12%) Fedora
19 9 (1.01%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (28.75%) ITIL
2 182 (20.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 126 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 77 (8.61%) Service Delivery
6 61 (6.82%) DevOps
7 60 (6.71%) Problem Management
8 55 (6.15%) Service Management
9 51 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (5.37%) Migration
11 40 (4.47%) Patch Management
12 39 (4.36%) Infrastructure as Code
13 38 (4.25%) Mentoring
14 37 (4.14%) Change Management
14 37 (4.14%) Incident Management
14 37 (4.14%) Information Security
15 34 (3.80%) Coaching
16 32 (3.58%) Asset Management
17 31 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 157 (17.56%) PowerShell
2 110 (12.30%) SQL
3 42 (4.70%) Python
4 36 (4.03%) Bash Shell
5 17 (1.90%) Java
6 15 (1.68%) Ruby
7 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.67%) VBScript
9 5 (0.56%) C#
9 5 (0.56%) PHP
10 4 (0.45%) Perl
10 4 (0.45%) R
11 2 (0.22%) C
11 2 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 142 (15.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (10.85%) Degree
3 74 (8.28%) MCSA
4 59 (6.60%) MCSE
5 56 (6.26%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (5.93%) CCNA
7 32 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 28 (3.13%) MCP
9 23 (2.57%) CCNP
9 23 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (2.46%) Security Cleared
11 19 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 15 (1.68%) SC Cleared
13 12 (1.34%) MCITP
13 12 (1.34%) RHCA
14 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 11 (1.23%) SSCP
15 10 (1.12%) DBS Check
15 10 (1.12%) MCTS
16 9 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (11.74%) SLA
2 23 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.45%) QA
4 7 (0.78%) GDPR
5 6 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 191 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (17.45%) Hyper-V
3 73 (8.17%) VMware ESXi
3 73 (8.17%) vSphere
4 31 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
5 29 (3.24%) XenApp
6 24 (2.68%) Terminal Services
7 16 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.57%) Docker
10 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (1.34%) pfSense
10 12 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (1.12%) Squid
12 9 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.78%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.56%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 125 (13.98%) SCCM
2 57 (6.38%) WSUS
3 32 (3.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (3.47%) Ansible
5 25 (2.80%) SCOM
6 19 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
7 17 (1.90%) Terraform
8 15 (1.68%) Puppet
9 13 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (1.23%) Kubernetes
10 11 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
11 10 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.89%) Nagios
13 7 (0.78%) SCVMM
14 6 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.67%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.56%) Grafana
Vendors
1 507 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 360 (40.27%) VMware
3 216 (24.16%) Cisco
4 117 (13.09%) Citrix
5 70 (7.83%) HP
6 37 (4.14%) Veeam
7 32 (3.58%) NetApp
7 32 (3.58%) Red Hat
8 30 (3.36%) Apple
9 28 (3.13%) Meraki
10 25 (2.80%) Dell
11 23 (2.57%) McAfee
12 22 (2.46%) SolarWinds
13 21 (2.35%) IBM
14 20 (2.24%) Palo Alto
15 19 (2.13%) Avaya
16 18 (2.01%) Oracle
17 17 (1.90%) EMC
17 17 (1.90%) ServiceNow
17 17 (1.90%) WatchGuard