Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 48 55
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 238 224 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.12% 4.79% 4.11%
As % of the System Software category 37.19% 50.00% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 157 148 163
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £23,450 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,725 £48,950
UK median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 640 448 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.08% 9.58% 7.74%
Number of salaries quoted 442 275 308
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% +4.40%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,850 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £64,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,457
% change year-on-year +8.24% +5.05% +1.14%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Scotland

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in Scotland

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Scotland

Active Directory
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Glasgow -32 104 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Edinburgh -5 88 £36,500 -2.67% 8
North Lanarkshire -2 15 £45,000 +27.66% 1
Fife -2 8 £19,500 -26.42%
Stirling - 5 £23,000 - 3
Inverclyde 0 4 £48,000 +26.32%
Dundee -3 3 £18,500 - 1
South Lanarkshire -9 2 - -
East Ayrshire - 2 £17,000 -
Strathclyde - 2 £34,250 -
Renfrewshire +4 1 £34,500 -16.87% 3
Scottish Borders +1 1 - - 1
Aberdeen -17 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 173 (72.69%) Microsoft
2 151 (63.45%) Windows
3 97 (40.76%) Windows Server
4 80 (33.61%) ITIL
5 71 (29.83%) MS Exchange
6 70 (29.41%) VMware
7 58 (24.37%) Firewall
8 55 (23.11%) SCCM
8 55 (23.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 52 (21.85%) Office 365
9 52 (21.85%) Skype
10 48 (20.17%) DNS
10 48 (20.17%) Skype for Business
10 48 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 47 (19.75%) SQL Server
12 46 (19.33%) SQL
12 46 (19.33%) VPN
13 44 (18.49%) Hyper-V
14 39 (16.39%) Driving Licence
15 38 (15.97%) Microsoft Office
15 38 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (15.97%) ITIL V3
16 36 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (15.13%) DHCP
16 36 (15.13%) Cisco
17 32 (13.45%) Windows 7
17 32 (13.45%) SAN
18 29 (12.18%) Data Centre
19 28 (11.76%) PowerShell
20 27 (11.34%) Amazon AWS

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 71 (29.83%) MS Exchange
2 48 (20.17%) Skype for Business
3 18 (7.56%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.10%) IIS
7 4 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.84%) Apache
9 2 (0.84%) Confluence
9 2 (0.84%) JBoss
9 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.84%) WildFly
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (15.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 55 (23.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (21.85%) Office 365
3 27 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (6.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.20%) SaaS
6 6 (2.52%) IaaS
6 6 (2.52%) PaaS
7 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.84%) GitHub
8 2 (0.84%) Route 53
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.42%) Force.com
9 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (24.37%) Firewall
2 52 (21.85%) Skype
3 48 (20.17%) DNS
4 46 (19.33%) VPN
5 36 (15.13%) DHCP
6 32 (13.45%) SAN
7 19 (7.98%) LAN
7 19 (7.98%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.30%) VLAN
9 12 (5.04%) VoIP
10 10 (4.20%) WAN
11 7 (2.94%) MPLS
11 7 (2.94%) Network Security
11 7 (2.94%) Wireless
12 6 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.10%) Internet
13 5 (2.10%) IP Telephony
13 5 (2.10%) ISDN
14 4 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.10%) Big Data
3 5 (2.10%) MySQL
3 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.84%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.10%) JIRA
2 4 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 20 (8.40%) Finance
2 6 (2.52%) Legal
2 6 (2.52%) Retail
3 2 (0.84%) Back Office
3 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.42%) Advertising
4 1 (0.42%) Banking
4 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (21.85%) Analyst
2 39 (16.39%) Consultant
3 35 (14.71%) IT Support
4 31 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (13.03%) Support Analyst
5 28 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 25 (10.50%) Senior Consultant
6 25 (10.50%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
7 24 (10.08%) IT Consultant
7 24 (10.08%) Senior IT Consultant
8 20 (8.40%) IT Analyst
9 19 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (7.98%) Architect
10 18 (7.56%) IT Engineer
10 18 (7.56%) IT Support Analyst
11 16 (6.72%) Support Engineer
12 14 (5.88%) Desktop Support
13 13 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 12 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
15 11 (4.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.52%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.10%) Web Services
2 5 (2.10%) XML
3 3 (1.26%) JSON
4 2 (0.84%) .NET
4 2 (0.84%) CSS
4 2 (0.84%) HTML
4 2 (0.84%) J2EE
5 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.42%) LDAP
5 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.42%) REST
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.39%) Driving Licence
2 29 (12.18%) Data Centre
3 23 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.20%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.94%) Clustering
7 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.52%) Replication
8 5 (2.10%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.10%) Smart Home
9 4 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.68%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.26%) iPhone
11 2 (0.84%) Fintech
11 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) iPad
11 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 151 (63.45%) Windows
2 97 (40.76%) Windows Server
3 38 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (13.45%) Windows 7
6 24 (10.08%) Linux
7 20 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (7.14%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.20%) Unix
10 7 (2.94%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.68%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.42%) Solaris
14 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (33.61%) ITIL
2 38 (15.97%) ITIL V3
3 27 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (8.82%) Service Management
5 18 (7.56%) CRM
5 18 (7.56%) Presales
6 16 (6.72%) Load Balancing
6 16 (6.72%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.46%) Migration
8 12 (5.04%) Change Control
8 12 (5.04%) DevOps
9 10 (4.20%) Change Management
9 10 (4.20%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.20%) Project Planning
10 9 (3.78%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.36%) Coaching
11 8 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.33%) SQL
2 28 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.52%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.68%) VB
4 4 (1.68%) VBScript
5 3 (1.26%) Java
6 2 (0.84%) C#
7 1 (0.42%) C++
7 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) Perl
7 1 (0.42%) Python
7 1 (0.42%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.46%) MCSE
3 12 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.62%) Degree
5 9 (3.78%) CCNA
6 7 (2.94%) MCP
6 7 (2.94%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.10%) HND
8 4 (1.68%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.26%) MCITP
10 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.84%) CCIE
10 2 (0.84%) CCNP
10 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.84%) HNC
10 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.84%) MCSA
10 2 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.84%) VCAP
10 2 (0.84%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (18.49%) Hyper-V
3 13 (5.46%) vSphere
4 10 (4.20%) XenApp
5 7 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.52%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.52%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.26%) XenServer
8 2 (0.84%) Docker
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.42%) NFS
9 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (23.11%) SCCM
2 26 (10.92%) SCOM
3 7 (2.94%) Ansible
3 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.52%) DameWare
4 6 (2.52%) Puppet
4 6 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.42%) Malwarebytes
7 1 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.42%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 173 (72.69%) Microsoft
2 70 (29.41%) VMware
3 36 (15.13%) Cisco
4 24 (10.08%) Citrix
5 21 (8.82%) Oracle
6 15 (6.30%) CheckPoint
7 12 (5.04%) Dell
8 10 (4.20%) HP
8 10 (4.20%) Veeam
9 9 (3.78%) Apple
10 8 (3.36%) IBM
11 6 (2.52%) Avaya
11 6 (2.52%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.10%) F5
12 5 (2.10%) IDERA
12 5 (2.10%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.10%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.10%) RedGate
13 4 (1.68%) NetApp
14 3 (1.26%) EMC