Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 29 44
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 694 848 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.91% 8.00% 6.32%
As % of the System Software category 48.91% 47.40% 53.44%
Number of salaries quoted 574 741 704
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.07% -10.77%
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £49,250
England median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -1.33% +5.63% +1.43%

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 1,419 1,789 1,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.17% 16.88% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,160 1,508 1,225
North West median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% -
10th Percentile £23,475 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 -7 367 £37,000 -1.33% 109
Cheshire +10 160 £31,500 +14.55% 53
Merseyside +7 92 £34,250 +22.32% 42
Lancashire -6 54 £40,000 +61.62% 16
Cumbria -12 14 £22,750 -49.44% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 550 (79.25%) Windows
2 398 (57.35%) Microsoft
3 308 (44.38%) Office 365
4 261 (37.61%) VMware
5 235 (33.86%) Windows Server
6 221 (31.84%) Azure
7 203 (29.25%) Windows 10
8 183 (26.37%) ITIL
9 182 (26.22%) DNS
10 163 (23.49%) Firewall
11 156 (22.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 146 (21.04%) DHCP
13 143 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 139 (20.03%) MS Exchange
15 135 (19.45%) Cisco
16 132 (19.02%) Citrix
17 125 (18.01%) Windows 7
18 117 (16.86%) SCCM
19 116 (16.71%) Microsoft Office
20 113 (16.28%) LAN
21 104 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
22 102 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
23 101 (14.55%) Hyper-V
24 96 (13.83%) WAN
25 88 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
26 87 (12.54%) TCP/IP
27 85 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
28 84 (12.10%) Linux
28 84 (12.10%) PowerShell
29 82 (11.82%) AWS

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
1 139 (20.03%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 44 (6.34%) IIS
4 35 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.59%) Skype for Business
6 15 (2.16%) Apache
7 11 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.01%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.58%) CMS
10 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.14%) Confluence
13 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 116 (16.71%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.43%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.43%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 308 (44.38%) Office 365
2 221 (31.84%) Azure
3 82 (11.82%) AWS
4 79 (11.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (3.46%) IaaS
6 15 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (2.16%) PaaS
7 14 (2.02%) Serverless
8 13 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.87%) Amazon ECS
8 13 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.01%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.01%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.01%) SaaS
11 4 (0.58%) Yammer
12 3 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.43%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 182 (26.22%) DNS
2 163 (23.49%) Firewall
3 146 (21.04%) DHCP
4 113 (16.28%) LAN
5 96 (13.83%) WAN
6 87 (12.54%) TCP/IP
7 68 (9.80%) SAN
8 59 (8.50%) VPN
9 34 (4.90%) VoIP
10 29 (4.18%) Wireless
11 27 (3.89%) VLAN
12 26 (3.75%) Network Security
13 24 (3.46%) Unified Communications
14 22 (3.17%) MPLS
15 21 (3.03%) Internet
16 19 (2.74%) WLAN
17 18 (2.59%) Skype
18 17 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (2.45%) NetScaler
18 17 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.02%) MySQL
3 9 (1.30%) MariaDB
4 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.29%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.29%) Power BI
8 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) QlikView
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.30%) JIRA
7 8 (1.15%) GitLab
7 8 (1.15%) MSI
8 6 (0.86%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.29%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.29%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.29%) Maven
9 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (6.63%) Legal
2 43 (6.20%) Finance
2 43 (6.20%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.33%) Law
4 21 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.02%) Retail
7 12 (1.73%) Fire and Rescue
8 10 (1.44%) Police
9 9 (1.30%) Publishing
10 7 (1.01%) Banking
10 7 (1.01%) Marketing
11 5 (0.72%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.58%) Back Office
12 4 (0.58%) Billing
13 3 (0.43%) Games
13 3 (0.43%) German Language
14 2 (0.29%) Automotive
15 1 (0.14%) Electronics
15 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 139 (20.03%) Analyst
2 131 (18.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 93 (13.40%) IT Support
4 86 (12.39%) Support Engineer
5 64 (9.22%) IT Engineer
6 63 (9.08%) Service Desk Analyst
7 61 (8.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 61 (8.79%) Service Analyst
8 52 (7.49%) Support Analyst
9 50 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 38 (5.48%) IT Support Engineer
11 37 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
12 36 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
13 29 (4.18%) IT Technician
13 29 (4.18%) Network Engineer
14 28 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
14 28 (4.03%) IT Analyst
15 26 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
16 25 (3.60%) Support Technician
17 23 (3.31%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.59%) LDAP
2 13 (1.87%) .NET
3 12 (1.73%) JSON
4 11 (1.59%) Web Services
5 9 (1.30%) LAMP
6 6 (0.86%) SAML
7 3 (0.43%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.29%) Middleware
8 2 (0.29%) Node.js
8 2 (0.29%) OAuth
8 2 (0.29%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.29%) OpenID
8 2 (0.29%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.29%) Spring
8 2 (0.29%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.29%) XML
9 1 (0.14%) HTML
9 1 (0.14%) J2EE
9 1 (0.14%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.49%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.45%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.87%) Replication
8 11 (1.59%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.59%) Clustering
8 11 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (1.59%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (1.30%) EMC VNX
9 9 (1.30%) Wiki
10 8 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.01%) iPad
12 6 (0.86%) CCTV
12 6 (0.86%) iPhone
12 6 (0.86%) User Experience
12 6 (0.86%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 550 (79.25%) Windows
2 235 (33.86%) Windows Server
3 203 (29.25%) Windows 10
4 125 (18.01%) Windows 7
5 104 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (14.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (12.10%) Linux
8 39 (5.62%) Windows 8
9 27 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (3.60%) Windows XP
11 21 (3.03%) Android
12 20 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (2.45%) Unix
14 16 (2.31%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.59%) Mac OS
16 10 (1.44%) Windows Vista
17 8 (1.15%) CentOS
18 5 (0.72%) SUSE
19 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (26.37%) ITIL
2 156 (22.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 85 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (8.65%) Mentoring
6 55 (7.93%) DevOps
6 55 (7.93%) Service Delivery
7 47 (6.77%) Kalman Filter
8 43 (6.20%) Service Management
9 39 (5.62%) Coaching
10 37 (5.33%) Change Management
11 32 (4.61%) Migration
12 31 (4.47%) Incident Management
13 30 (4.32%) Configuration Management
14 28 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
15 27 (3.89%) Proactive Monitoring
16 26 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (3.60%) Mobile Device Management
17 25 (3.60%) Presales
17 25 (3.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (12.10%) PowerShell
2 74 (10.66%) SQL
3 18 (2.59%) Python
4 13 (1.87%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.86%) Java
6 3 (0.43%) C#
6 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.43%) Ruby
7 2 (0.29%) C
7 2 (0.29%) Perl
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft R
8 1 (0.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.14%) R
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (6.92%) MCSE
3 45 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (6.05%) Degree
5 36 (5.19%) CCNA
6 34 (4.90%) MCSA
7 20 (2.88%) Security Cleared
8 18 (2.59%) MCP
8 18 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (2.45%) CCNP
10 14 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.87%) MCTS
12 11 (1.59%) DBS Check
13 10 (1.44%) CISSP
13 10 (1.44%) SC Cleared
14 8 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.01%) A+ Certification
15 7 (1.01%) HND
15 7 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.80%) SLA
2 17 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.30%) GDPR
4 8 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.43%) QA
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.14%) DICOM
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 143 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (14.55%) Hyper-V
3 58 (8.36%) vSphere
4 43 (6.20%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (5.48%) XenApp
6 27 (3.89%) XenDesktop
7 19 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (2.45%) Docker
9 16 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (1.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 12 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (1.30%) NFS
12 9 (1.30%) Samba
13 7 (1.01%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.58%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.43%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.43%) KVM
Systems Management
1 117 (16.86%) SCCM
2 42 (6.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (4.76%) Puppet
4 32 (4.61%) SCOM
5 29 (4.18%) Terraform
6 27 (3.89%) Nagios
7 21 (3.03%) WSUS
8 20 (2.88%) Ansible
9 13 (1.87%) SCOrch
10 12 (1.73%) SCVMM
11 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 10 (1.44%) Kubernetes
12 10 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (1.44%) XenMobile
13 9 (1.30%) Cacti
13 9 (1.30%) Galera Cluster
13 9 (1.30%) HAProxy
14 8 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
15 7 (1.01%) Kibana
Vendors
1 398 (57.35%) Microsoft
2 261 (37.61%) VMware
3 135 (19.45%) Cisco
4 132 (19.02%) Citrix
5 52 (7.49%) HP
6 44 (6.34%) Apple
7 37 (5.33%) NetApp
8 32 (4.61%) Veeam
9 25 (3.60%) EMC
9 25 (3.60%) iManage
10 23 (3.31%) SolarWinds
11 21 (3.03%) Palo Alto
12 20 (2.88%) Dell
13 18 (2.59%) ServiceNow
14 17 (2.45%) Red Hat
15 15 (2.16%) McAfee
16 13 (1.87%) CheckPoint
16 13 (1.87%) IBM
17 11 (1.59%) Symantec
18 9 (1.30%) Avaya