Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 50 51
Rank change year-on-year -21 +1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 193 269 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.58% 4.86% 4.53%
As % of the System Software category 31.69% 49.00% 45.03%
Number of salaries quoted 131 197 175
Scotland median annual salary £36,500 £43,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.12% +22.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,450 £21,425
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £54,500
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 609 549 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.28% 9.93% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 428 397 344
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,838 £25,575 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Edinburgh -39 78 £47,500 -9.52% 14
Glasgow -3 76 £34,000 -12.71% 12
Stirling +11 11 £27,500 +12.24%
Dundee +19 9 £25,000 - 2
Fife 0 5 £29,500 +51.28%
Aberdeen +2 3 £26,000 +36.84% 3
Renfrewshire - 3 £36,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire +1 2 £38,000 -20.00% 1
Scottish Borders -4 2 £30,750 -9.56%
Argyll and Bute -1 1 £27,500 -
South Lanarkshire -11 1 - - 1
Moray - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £17,000 - 1
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 126 (65.28%) Windows
2 102 (52.85%) Microsoft
3 58 (30.05%) Windows Server
4 57 (29.53%) Office 365
4 57 (29.53%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (29.53%) VMware
5 56 (29.02%) ITIL
6 48 (24.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 42 (21.76%) Finance
8 39 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (19.69%) PowerShell
10 37 (19.17%) Windows 7
11 36 (18.65%) Windows 10
11 36 (18.65%) DNS
12 35 (18.13%) SQL
12 35 (18.13%) SCCM
13 33 (17.10%) Hyper-V
14 32 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (16.58%) SQL Server
15 30 (15.54%) Firewall
15 30 (15.54%) Degree
16 29 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (11.92%) Linux
19 23 (11.92%) Cisco
19 23 (11.92%) MS Exchange
19 23 (11.92%) Citrix
20 22 (11.40%) SLA
20 22 (11.40%) DHCP

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 23 (11.92%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.25%) IIS
3 12 (6.22%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.70%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.15%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.59%) nginx
7 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.04%) Apache
8 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (29.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (29.53%) Office 365
2 48 (24.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.15%) IaaS
6 7 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.07%) Akamai
8 4 (2.07%) SaaS
9 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (18.65%) DNS
2 30 (15.54%) Firewall
3 22 (11.40%) DHCP
4 20 (10.36%) VPN
5 17 (8.81%) SAN
6 15 (7.77%) LAN
6 15 (7.77%) TCP/IP
7 13 (6.74%) VoIP
7 13 (6.74%) WAN
8 12 (6.22%) Wireless
9 11 (5.70%) Skype
10 7 (3.63%) Intranet
11 6 (3.11%) Broadband
12 5 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.07%) HTTP
13 4 (2.07%) Internet
13 4 (2.07%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (2.07%) VLAN
13 4 (2.07%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (7.77%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.74%) Cucumber
2 13 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.74%) NUnit
2 13 (6.74%) SpecFlow
2 13 (6.74%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.07%) Fiddler
General
1 42 (21.76%) Finance
2 4 (2.07%) Electronics
2 4 (2.07%) Retail
3 3 (1.55%) French Language
3 3 (1.55%) German Language
3 3 (1.55%) Italian Language
3 3 (1.55%) Legal
3 3 (1.55%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.04%) Advertising
4 2 (1.04%) Law
4 2 (1.04%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Military
5 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (25.39%) Analyst
2 34 (17.62%) Service Analyst
3 32 (16.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 29 (15.03%) Support Engineer
5 25 (12.95%) IT Support
6 19 (9.84%) IT Engineer
7 18 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (7.77%) Software Engineer
8 15 (7.77%) Support Analyst
9 14 (7.25%) Administrator
10 13 (6.74%) .NET Developer
10 13 (6.74%) C# Developer
10 13 (6.74%) C# Software Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Developer
10 13 (6.74%) Java Developer
10 13 (6.74%) Java Software Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Software Development Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Software Test Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Test Development Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.77%) .NET
1 15 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web API
1 15 (7.77%) REST
2 13 (6.74%) Gherkin
2 13 (6.74%) JSON
2 13 (6.74%) XML
3 11 (5.70%) LDAP
4 4 (2.07%) LAMP
4 4 (2.07%) OAuth
4 4 (2.07%) OAuth2
4 4 (2.07%) SAML
5 3 (1.55%) CSS
6 2 (1.04%) Ajax
6 2 (1.04%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.04%) HTML
6 2 (1.04%) SOAP
6 2 (1.04%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.70%) Driving Licence
2 10 (5.18%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.66%) Handset
3 9 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.63%) Clustering
4 7 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.59%) Fintech
6 4 (2.07%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.07%) CMDB
6 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.55%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.04%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.04%) PMI
8 2 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (65.28%) Windows
2 58 (30.05%) Windows Server
3 39 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (19.17%) Windows 7
5 36 (18.65%) Windows 10
6 32 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (11.92%) Linux
8 12 (6.22%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.59%) Unix
11 4 (2.07%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.52%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.52%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (29.02%) ITIL
2 29 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (9.33%) Service Delivery
4 17 (8.81%) Process Improvement
5 15 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (7.77%) OO
5 15 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (7.77%) TDD
6 14 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (7.25%) Test Automation
7 13 (6.74%) Agile Testing
7 13 (6.74%) API Testing
7 13 (6.74%) BDD
7 13 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (6.74%) MVC
7 13 (6.74%) Open Source
7 13 (6.74%) SDET
7 13 (6.74%) Software Testing
7 13 (6.74%) Test Scripting
7 13 (6.74%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.69%) PowerShell
2 35 (18.13%) SQL
3 18 (9.33%) C#
4 15 (7.77%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.25%) Java
6 4 (2.07%) VBA
7 3 (1.55%) VBScript
8 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.52%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (15.54%) Degree
2 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (9.33%) MCSE
4 14 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (4.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (4.15%) MCSA
7 7 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.11%) A+ Certification
8 6 (3.11%) CCNA
8 6 (3.11%) MCP
9 4 (2.07%) HND
9 4 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.04%) CCNP
10 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.52%) ACSA
11 1 (0.52%) MCITP
11 1 (0.52%) MCTS
11 1 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.40%) SLA
2 8 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (17.10%) Hyper-V
2 28 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.11%) vSphere
6 5 (2.59%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.07%) Docker
7 4 (2.07%) NFS
7 4 (2.07%) Samba
7 4 (2.07%) XenApp
8 3 (1.55%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.55%) Firmware
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (18.13%) SCCM
2 8 (4.15%) SCOM
3 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.07%) Kibana
4 4 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.55%) PowerCLI
5 3 (1.55%) Puppet
5 3 (1.55%) SCDPM
5 3 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.52%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 102 (52.85%) Microsoft
2 57 (29.53%) VMware
3 23 (11.92%) Cisco
3 23 (11.92%) Citrix
4 13 (6.74%) ServiceNow
5 9 (4.66%) Adobe
6 8 (4.15%) Cognizant
6 8 (4.15%) HP
6 8 (4.15%) Lotus
7 7 (3.63%) Veeam
8 4 (2.07%) iManage
8 4 (2.07%) Remedy
9 3 (1.55%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.55%) Apple
9 3 (1.55%) Brocade
9 3 (1.55%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.55%) Meraki
9 3 (1.55%) Sophos
9 3 (1.55%) Symantec
9 3 (1.55%) Xero