Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 36 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 808 796 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.37% 6.50% 7.02%
As % of the System Software category 53.76% 55.43% 62.48%
Number of salaries quoted 709 706 721
North West median annual salary £29,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.77% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,839 £19,000
90th Percentile £48,850 £51,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 1,503 1,436 1,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.86% 11.73% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,227 1,189 1,041
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.29% -1.45%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -13 467 £29,500 -15.71% 98
Cheshire -4 211 £27,500 +4.76% 37
Merseyside +5 65 £29,000 -20.00% 13
Lancashire +14 50 £30,000 +20.00% 11
Cumbria +1 13 £34,000 +13.33% 6
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 668 (82.67%) Windows
2 413 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 382 (47.28%) VMware
4 376 (46.53%) Windows Server
5 328 (40.59%) Office 365
6 321 (39.73%) ITIL
7 252 (31.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 251 (31.06%) Hyper-V
9 247 (30.57%) Cisco
10 232 (28.71%) MS Exchange
11 221 (27.35%) DNS
12 204 (25.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 197 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 193 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 191 (23.64%) Microsoft Office
16 177 (21.91%) TCP/IP
16 177 (21.91%) Windows 7
17 176 (21.78%) LAN
17 176 (21.78%) WAN
18 170 (21.04%) Citrix
19 163 (20.17%) DHCP
20 161 (19.93%) Firewall
21 144 (17.82%) MCSE
22 143 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2010
23 140 (17.33%) Windows 10
24 136 (16.83%) SCCM
25 126 (15.59%) SAN
26 110 (13.61%) SQL
27 102 (12.62%) MCSA
28 94 (11.63%) SQL Server

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
1 232 (28.71%) MS Exchange
2 143 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (8.54%) SharePoint
4 64 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (6.19%) Skype for Business
6 36 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (4.33%) IIS
8 23 (2.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.12%) Confluence
13 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 191 (23.64%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.37%) Camtasia
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.37%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.25%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 328 (40.59%) Office 365
2 89 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (3.34%) Mimecast
5 16 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.24%) IaaS
7 9 (1.11%) G Suite
7 9 (1.11%) OneDrive
7 9 (1.11%) PaaS
8 4 (0.50%) SaaS
9 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.12%) Serverless
10 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 221 (27.35%) DNS
2 177 (21.91%) TCP/IP
3 176 (21.78%) LAN
3 176 (21.78%) WAN
4 163 (20.17%) DHCP
5 161 (19.93%) Firewall
6 126 (15.59%) SAN
7 80 (9.90%) VLAN
8 75 (9.28%) VPN
9 54 (6.68%) VoIP
10 43 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (3.96%) MPLS
12 31 (3.84%) Skype
13 22 (2.72%) Internet
14 20 (2.48%) Ethernet
15 19 (2.35%) VRRP
16 18 (2.23%) BGP
16 18 (2.23%) Broadband
17 17 (2.10%) OSPF
17 17 (2.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.11%) MySQL
7 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.74%) DTS
9 4 (0.50%) GIS
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.37%) MS Access
10 3 (0.37%) Power BI
11 2 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.25%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (2.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.50%) JIRA
4 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (7.92%) Finance
2 60 (7.43%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.33%) Manufacturing
4 30 (3.71%) Legal
5 17 (2.10%) Banking
6 16 (1.98%) Law
6 16 (1.98%) Retail
7 12 (1.49%) Games
8 11 (1.36%) Advertising
9 7 (0.87%) Back Office
10 6 (0.74%) Marketing
11 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.37%) Billing
14 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 187 (23.14%) Support Engineer
2 177 (21.91%) Analyst
3 117 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 114 (14.11%) IT Support
5 95 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 87 (10.77%) Support Analyst
7 85 (10.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 76 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 67 (8.29%) IT Engineer
10 62 (7.67%) 1st Line Support
11 61 (7.55%) Service Analyst
12 60 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 59 (7.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 57 (7.05%) Service Desk Analyst
15 51 (6.31%) IT Analyst
16 49 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 49 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
17 41 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
18 40 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
19 37 (4.58%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.20%) Web Services
2 20 (2.48%) .NET
3 13 (1.61%) HTML
4 11 (1.36%) XML
5 10 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 8 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.62%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.62%) CSS
7 5 (0.62%) J2EE
8 4 (0.50%) COM
8 4 (0.50%) JSF
9 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.37%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.37%) HTML5
10 2 (0.25%) CSS3
10 2 (0.25%) JPA
10 2 (0.25%) jQuery
10 2 (0.25%) RESTful
10 2 (0.25%) Sass
10 2 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.28%) Data Centre
1 75 (9.28%) Driving Licence
2 22 (2.72%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.10%) iPad
5 16 (1.98%) Replication
6 10 (1.24%) Fat Client
6 10 (1.24%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.11%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.11%) Clustering
7 9 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 8 (0.99%) CMDB
8 8 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.99%) iPhone
8 8 (0.99%) Life Science
9 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.87%) NHS
10 6 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 668 (82.67%) Windows
2 376 (46.53%) Windows Server
3 252 (31.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 193 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (21.91%) Windows 7
6 140 (17.33%) Windows 10
7 48 (5.94%) Windows 8
8 29 (3.59%) Linux
9 28 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (2.85%) Windows XP
11 18 (2.23%) Android
12 9 (1.11%) Unix
13 8 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.62%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.37%) AIX
16 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.25%) CentOS
17 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (39.73%) ITIL
2 61 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 49 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 43 (5.32%) Service Management
5 41 (5.07%) Change Management
5 41 (5.07%) Mentoring
6 34 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (3.84%) Incident Management
8 29 (3.59%) Problem Management
9 28 (3.47%) Configuration Management
10 27 (3.34%) Time Management
11 24 (2.97%) Network Management
12 22 (2.72%) CRM
12 22 (2.72%) Proactive Monitoring
12 22 (2.72%) Project Management
13 19 (2.35%) ERP
14 18 (2.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (2.23%) Migration
14 18 (2.23%) Patch Management
15 16 (1.98%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (13.61%) SQL
2 73 (9.03%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.85%) PHP
4 18 (2.23%) T-SQL
5 16 (1.98%) Perl
5 16 (1.98%) Python
6 13 (1.61%) C#
6 13 (1.61%) Java
7 12 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.24%) VBScript
9 8 (0.99%) VBA
10 5 (0.62%) C
11 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.37%) VB
13 2 (0.25%) X++
14 1 (0.12%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 204 (25.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (17.82%) MCSE
3 102 (12.62%) MCSA
4 91 (11.26%) MCP
5 66 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (8.17%) Degree
6 51 (6.31%) CCNA
7 41 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
8 36 (4.46%) CCNP
9 33 (4.08%) Security Cleared
10 24 (2.97%) A+ Certification
10 24 (2.97%) MCITP
11 18 (2.23%) SC Cleared
12 12 (1.49%) Master's Degree
13 11 (1.36%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.99%) JNCIP
15 7 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (0.74%) CCENT
17 5 (0.62%) CCIE
17 5 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (10.52%) SLA
2 35 (4.33%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.36%) GDPR
4 8 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.87%) QA
6 6 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) PMO
9 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 251 (31.06%) Hyper-V
2 197 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.58%) vSphere
4 34 (4.21%) Terminal Services
5 33 (4.08%) XenApp
6 31 (3.84%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.36%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.99%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.25%) Docker
11 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.25%) XenServer
12 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 136 (16.83%) SCCM
2 26 (3.22%) SCOM
3 24 (2.97%) WSUS
4 23 (2.85%) Nagios
5 17 (2.10%) Cacti
5 17 (2.10%) OpenNMS
5 17 (2.10%) Puppet
5 17 (2.10%) RANCID
6 9 (1.11%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.62%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.50%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.37%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.37%) WMI
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 413 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 382 (47.28%) VMware
3 247 (30.57%) Cisco
4 170 (21.04%) Citrix
5 61 (7.55%) Veeam
6 37 (4.58%) Juniper
7 35 (4.33%) Dell
7 35 (4.33%) HP
8 27 (3.34%) EqualLogic
9 22 (2.72%) Google
10 21 (2.60%) NetApp
11 19 (2.35%) Apple
12 18 (2.23%) Symantec
13 17 (2.10%) Ericsson
13 17 (2.10%) Huawei
14 14 (1.73%) Capita
15 13 (1.61%) Oracle
16 12 (1.49%) CommVault
16 12 (1.49%) Ivanti
16 12 (1.49%) ServiceNow