Period
to 19 November 2017

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

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 51 65
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 -26
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 261 246 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.67% 4.76% 3.80%
As % of the System Software category 48.07% 45.30% 47.12%
Number of salaries quoted 195 182 160
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.67% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £21,100 £22,050 £19,475
90th Percentile £61,250 £54,500 £55,880
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 543 543 520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.72% 10.51% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 388 361 325
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,063 £25,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
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 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 19 November 2017.

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 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
Edinburgh +15 147 £52,500 +40.00% 4
Glasgow -33 69 £37,875 +1.00% 7
South Lanarkshire +4 17 £43,000 +32.31%
Fife +11 8 £19,500 -38.10% 1
North Lanarkshire +2 6 £47,500 +90.00%
Inverclyde +2 3 £37,500 -
Stirling +1 2 £24,500 -51.00%
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £20,000 -
Argyll and Bute -1 1 - -
Aberdeen -4 1 £19,000 -65.14% 1
Lanarkshire -4 1 £32,500 -27.78%
Dundee -5 1 £18,500 -43.08% 4
Highlands - 1 £23,500 -
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 Scotland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 183 (70.11%) Windows
2 147 (56.32%) Microsoft
3 142 (54.41%) Windows Server
4 138 (52.87%) VMware
5 117 (44.83%) ITIL
6 116 (44.44%) PowerShell
7 90 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 76 (29.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (29.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 73 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 72 (27.59%) MS Exchange
11 69 (26.44%) Cisco
11 69 (26.44%) SCCM
12 66 (25.29%) Office 365
13 64 (24.52%) Hyper-V
14 62 (23.75%) DNS
15 58 (22.22%) DHCP
15 58 (22.22%) Citrix
16 56 (21.46%) SQL
17 55 (21.07%) SCOM
18 54 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
19 50 (19.16%) SAN
20 49 (18.77%) Skype for Business
21 48 (18.39%) SQL Server
22 46 (17.62%) Linux
23 44 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
24 43 (16.48%) IIS
25 42 (16.09%) Finance
26 41 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
26 41 (15.71%) Microsoft Office

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 72 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 49 (18.77%) Skype for Business
3 43 (16.48%) IIS
4 39 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (11.88%) SharePoint
6 19 (7.28%) IBM Domino
7 4 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.15%) Apache
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.77%) JBoss
9 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) Houdini
2 2 (0.77%) Maya
2 2 (0.77%) NUKE
2 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 76 (29.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (25.29%) Office 365
3 24 (9.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (6.13%) Mimecast
6 14 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (23.75%) DNS
2 58 (22.22%) DHCP
3 50 (19.16%) SAN
4 37 (14.18%) Firewall
5 32 (12.26%) Skype
6 30 (11.49%) Unified Communications
6 30 (11.49%) WAN
7 29 (11.11%) LAN
8 24 (9.20%) TCP/IP
9 22 (8.43%) VPN
10 19 (7.28%) Internet
11 14 (5.36%) VoIP
12 11 (4.21%) VLAN
13 10 (3.83%) Wireless
14 8 (3.07%) NAS
15 6 (2.30%) Network Security
15 6 (2.30%) SSL
16 5 (1.92%) S/MIME
17 4 (1.53%) HTTP
17 4 (1.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.15%) SpecFlow
2 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.77%) GCC
2 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.77%) JIRA
2 2 (0.77%) Maven
2 2 (0.77%) MSI
2 2 (0.77%) NuGet
2 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (16.09%) Finance
2 4 (1.53%) Banking
2 4 (1.53%) Legal
2 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.15%) Games
4 2 (0.77%) Back Office
4 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Billing
5 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Law
5 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (33.33%) Analyst
2 69 (26.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (12.64%) Systems Analyst
4 29 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 27 (10.34%) IT Engineer
6 23 (8.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 21 (8.05%) Senior Analyst
8 19 (7.28%) Consultant
9 18 (6.90%) Support Engineer
10 17 (6.51%) Administrator
10 17 (6.51%) IT Support
11 15 (5.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (5.75%) Senior Systems Analyst
12 13 (4.98%) Support Analyst
13 12 (4.60%) Service Analyst
14 10 (3.83%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
14 10 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (3.83%) Windows Engineer
15 9 (3.45%) Linux Consultant
15 9 (3.45%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.07%) .NET
1 8 (3.07%) Web Services
2 7 (2.68%) REST
3 3 (1.15%) CSS
4 2 (0.77%) MSMQ
4 2 (0.77%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.33%) Data Centre
2 38 (14.56%) Virtual Team
3 28 (10.73%) EMC VNX
4 23 (8.81%) Blackberry
5 16 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.13%) Clustering
6 14 (5.36%) PKI
7 10 (3.83%) Replication
8 7 (2.68%) iPhone
9 6 (2.30%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.53%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.77%) Animation
12 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.77%) IVR
12 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.77%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 183 (70.11%) Windows
2 142 (54.41%) Windows Server
3 90 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 76 (29.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (17.62%) Linux
6 23 (8.81%) Unix
7 21 (8.05%) Windows 7
8 20 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (5.36%) Windows 10
10 12 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.83%) Windows 8
12 9 (3.45%) AIX
13 6 (2.30%) Android
13 6 (2.30%) Solaris
13 6 (2.30%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.53%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.53%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (44.83%) ITIL
2 41 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (15.71%) ITIL V3
3 27 (10.34%) Validation
4 26 (9.96%) Performance Management
5 25 (9.58%) Change Management
6 23 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (8.43%) Capacity Planning
8 21 (8.05%) Mentoring
8 21 (8.05%) Service Delivery
9 18 (6.90%) Load Balancing
10 17 (6.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (6.13%) Configuration Management
11 16 (6.13%) Performance Analysis
12 15 (5.75%) Identity Management
12 15 (5.75%) IT Strategy
13 14 (5.36%) Coaching
13 14 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (4.98%) Application Packaging
14 13 (4.98%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 116 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 56 (21.46%) SQL
3 12 (4.60%) Perl
3 12 (4.60%) Python
4 10 (3.83%) C
5 9 (3.45%) PHP
6 7 (2.68%) Java
7 6 (2.30%) VBScript
8 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.38%) C#
9 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.38%) Ruby
9 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (14.94%) MCSE
3 22 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.28%) MCSA
5 18 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 16 (6.13%) Degree
7 13 (4.98%) HND
8 12 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (3.45%) CCNA
10 8 (3.07%) CCNP
11 7 (2.68%) MCP
12 6 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (2.30%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.15%) Postgraduate
13 3 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.77%) CCIE
14 2 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.77%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.77%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.66%) SLA
2 5 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (24.52%) Hyper-V
3 54 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (13.41%) vSphere
5 26 (9.96%) XenApp
6 22 (8.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (8.43%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.45%) RHEV
8 5 (1.92%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.53%) Firmware
9 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.15%) NFS
10 3 (1.15%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.77%) Samba
12 1 (0.38%) Docker
12 1 (0.38%) KVM
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.38%) Xen
12 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (26.44%) SCCM
2 55 (21.07%) SCOM
3 39 (14.94%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (7.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 18 (6.90%) Puppet
6 12 (4.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (3.83%) Ansible
8 9 (3.45%) Control-M
8 9 (3.45%) Rundeck
8 9 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (3.07%) Backup Exec
9 8 (3.07%) Nagios
9 8 (3.07%) WSUS
10 7 (2.68%) FortiGate
10 7 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.68%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 6 (2.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (2.30%) Malwarebytes
11 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (2.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 147 (56.32%) Microsoft
2 138 (52.87%) VMware
3 69 (26.44%) Cisco
4 58 (22.22%) Citrix
5 39 (14.94%) EMC
6 29 (11.11%) Symantec
7 21 (8.05%) HP
7 21 (8.05%) Lotus
8 19 (7.28%) SolarWinds
9 15 (5.75%) F5
10 13 (4.98%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.98%) ServiceNow
11 12 (4.60%) Google
12 11 (4.21%) Dell
13 10 (3.83%) NetApp
13 10 (3.83%) Splunk
14 9 (3.45%) Juniper
15 7 (2.68%) Fortinet
15 7 (2.68%) Sophos
15 7 (2.68%) Trend Micro