Period
to 19 November 2017

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

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 27 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 39 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.61% 4.44% 1.22%
As % of the System Software category 41.05% 40.54% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 39 14 1
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +34.62%
10th Percentile £20,500 £26,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 95 37 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.97% 10.95% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 70 23 5
Northern Ireland median annual salary £39,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £25,050
90th Percentile £52,500 £41,750 £46,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Northern Ireland

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
County Antrim -16 17 £32,500 -7.14%
County Armagh - 15 £45,000 - 1
County Down - 3 £45,000 -
Newry - 2 £19,000 -
County Tyrone - 2 £22,000 -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 18 (46.15%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) VMware
4 14 (35.90%) Cisco
4 14 (35.90%) Finance
5 11 (28.21%) Degree
5 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
6 9 (23.08%) Office 365
6 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
7 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
8 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (17.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (17.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (17.95%) Public Cloud
8 7 (17.95%) Google
8 7 (17.95%) SAN
9 6 (15.38%) Migration
9 6 (15.38%) Linux
9 6 (15.38%) DNS
9 6 (15.38%) Unified Communications
9 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
10 5 (12.82%) Fintech
10 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
10 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
10 5 (12.82%) Process Improvement
10 5 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (12.82%) Puppet

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 8 (20.51%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Office 365
2 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SAN
2 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 5 (12.82%) DHCP
3 5 (12.82%) FTP
3 5 (12.82%) HTTP
3 5 (12.82%) Kerberos
3 5 (12.82%) LDAP
3 5 (12.82%) SMTP
3 5 (12.82%) SNMP
3 5 (12.82%) SSH
3 5 (12.82%) SSL
3 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.56%) Skype
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
1 5 (12.82%) Subversion
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) IT Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) IT Support
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Head of IT
7 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
9 1 (2.56%) Exchange Support
9 1 (2.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.95%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (17.95%) Public Cloud
3 5 (12.82%) Fintech
4 3 (7.69%) FMCG
5 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.13%) Replication
6 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.82%) Debian
4 5 (12.82%) Solaris
4 5 (12.82%) Unix
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
3 5 (12.82%) ERP
3 5 (12.82%) Process Improvement
4 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.69%) Ticket Management
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) CRM
7 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
1 5 (12.82%) Perl
1 5 (12.82%) Python
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.69%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.56%) CCA
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCITP
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
2 5 (12.82%) NFS
3 4 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Nagios
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) VMware
3 14 (35.90%) Cisco
4 7 (17.95%) Google
5 5 (12.82%) 3PAR
5 5 (12.82%) EMC
5 5 (12.82%) HP
5 5 (12.82%) IBM
5 5 (12.82%) NetApp
5 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.69%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) CommVault
7 1 (2.56%) Meraki
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec