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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 50 76 45
Rank change year-on-year +26 -31 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 57 13 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.64% 1.89% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 26.15% 16.67% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 56 2 3
10th Percentile £26,250 £53,500 -
25th Percentile £27,500 £62,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,250 £82,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -56.06% +37.50% +160.87%
75th Percentile £42,500 £105,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £115,500 -
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +13.33%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 218 78 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.41% 11.34% 11.33%
Number of salaries quoted 95 34 34
10th Percentile £26,750 £47,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £54,688 £31,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £75,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -43.33% +66.67% +80.00%
75th Percentile £58,750 £77,500 £55,000
90th Percentile - £78,750 £63,500
UK median annual salary £55,300 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +0.55% +2.80% +7.00%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim +25 42 £37,500 -54.55% 3
County Londonderry 0 10 £30,000 -
County Armagh +7 2 £30,000 - 1
County Down - 2 £41,250 -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 48 (84.21%) Microsoft 365
2 45 (78.95%) Windows
3 32 (56.14%) Windows Server
4 24 (42.11%) VMware
5 23 (40.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 20 (35.09%) Firewall
8 18 (31.58%) Azure
9 16 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (26.32%) LAN
11 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
12 13 (22.81%) SLA
12 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
13 12 (21.05%) Wireless
13 12 (21.05%) VPN
14 11 (19.30%) Manufacturing
15 10 (17.54%) WAN
15 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (14.04%) Social Skills
16 8 (14.04%) DNS
16 8 (14.04%) MCP
16 8 (14.04%) Cisco
16 8 (14.04%) VLAN
16 8 (14.04%) Veeam
17 7 (12.28%) Migration
18 6 (10.53%) Linux
18 6 (10.53%) DHCP
18 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
18 6 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
18 6 (10.53%) Server Building

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) IIS
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 48 (84.21%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (31.58%) Azure
3 6 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.26%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.51%) IaaS
5 2 (3.51%) PaaS
5 2 (3.51%) Sumo Logic
6 1 (1.75%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) Firewall
2 15 (26.32%) LAN
3 12 (21.05%) VPN
3 12 (21.05%) Wireless
4 10 (17.54%) WAN
5 8 (14.04%) DNS
5 8 (14.04%) VLAN
6 6 (10.53%) DHCP
6 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.77%) Internet
7 5 (8.77%) SAN
8 3 (5.26%) NAS
8 3 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (5.26%) WLAN
9 2 (3.51%) WebEx
10 1 (1.75%) DMZ
10 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) MS Access
General
1 11 (19.30%) Manufacturing
2 8 (14.04%) Social Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Law
4 3 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (36.84%) Support Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) IT Support
4 10 (17.54%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Technical Support
4 10 (17.54%) Technical Support Engineer
5 9 (15.79%) IT Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) IT Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Information Security Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Systems Support
9 2 (3.51%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) OAuth
1 2 (3.51%) OAuth2
1 2 (3.51%) OpenID
1 2 (3.51%) SAML
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) FMCG
1 4 (7.02%) Public Cloud
1 4 (7.02%) Smartphone
1 4 (7.02%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) iPad
3 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (78.95%) Windows
2 32 (56.14%) Windows Server
3 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
4 6 (10.53%) Linux
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (3.51%) Android
6 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.51%) CentOS
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (12.28%) Migration
4 6 (10.53%) Server Building
5 4 (7.02%) Information Security
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.26%) ITSM
6 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (5.26%) Service Management
6 3 (5.26%) SIEM
7 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.51%) Build Automation
7 2 (3.51%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.51%) CRM
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (3.51%) Server Management
7 2 (3.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) MCP
2 4 (7.02%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) MCSA
3 1 (1.75%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.77%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.51%) Squid
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.51%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Ansible
1 2 (3.51%) Autotask
1 2 (3.51%) SCCM
1 2 (3.51%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) VMware
2 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.04%) Cisco
3 8 (14.04%) Veeam
4 3 (5.26%) F5
5 2 (3.51%) Apple
5 2 (3.51%) CrowdStrike
5 2 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.51%) Zscaler
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) ConnectWise
6 1 (1.75%) Dell
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec