Period
to 17 January 2018

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

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 35 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 28 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.10% 3.49% 2.02%
As % of the System Software category 32.94% 29.55% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 4
Northern Ireland median annual salary £26,500 £27,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% -16.03% +36.46%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £22,100
90th Percentile £43,600 £47,500 £35,500
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 85 44 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.52% 11.83% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 58 30 11
Northern Ireland median annual salary £39,000 £28,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.65% -11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £21,950 £21,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £43,125 £42,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 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
County Antrim -7 18 £26,500 -31.61% 3
County Armagh +4 8 £32,500 -31.58%
County Tyrone +3 2 £22,000 -4.35%
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 10 (35.71%) Office 365
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 10 (35.71%) Change Management
4 10 (35.71%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) Migration
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco
5 7 (25.00%) Citrix
5 7 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
7 5 (17.86%) SAN
7 5 (17.86%) NetApp
7 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
7 5 (17.86%) Nagios
7 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
7 5 (17.86%) Debian
7 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
7 5 (17.86%) Unix
7 5 (17.86%) IBM
7 5 (17.86%) HP
7 5 (17.86%) EMC
7 5 (17.86%) DNS

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 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Office 365
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 7 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (17.86%) DHCP
3 5 (17.86%) DNS
3 5 (17.86%) FTP
3 5 (17.86%) HTTP
3 5 (17.86%) Kerberos
3 5 (17.86%) LDAP
3 5 (17.86%) SAN
3 5 (17.86%) SMTP
3 5 (17.86%) SNMP
3 5 (17.86%) SSH
3 5 (17.86%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.57%) Skype
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
1 5 (17.86%) Subversion
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Unix Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support
6 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Support
7 1 (3.57%) ERP Support
7 1 (3.57%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Fintech
3 4 (14.29%) Driving Licence
4 2 (7.14%) FMCG
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.86%) Debian
4 5 (17.86%) Linux
4 5 (17.86%) Solaris
4 5 (17.86%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Change Management
2 7 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
4 4 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) High Availability
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
1 5 (17.86%) Perl
1 5 (17.86%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) Postgraduate
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CCA
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) NFS
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
3 4 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (17.86%) Nagios
1 5 (17.86%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) 3PAR
4 5 (17.86%) EMC
4 5 (17.86%) HP
4 5 (17.86%) IBM
4 5 (17.86%) NetApp
4 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) CommVault
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec