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

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 59 57
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 212 210 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.66% 4.05% 4.37%
As % of the System Software category 31.18% 45.55% 47.50%
Number of salaries quoted 142 132 180
Scotland median annual salary £35,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.63% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £21,550 £21,631 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £63,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.43% - -1.41%

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 680 461 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.75% 8.90% 9.19%
Number of salaries quoted 474 304 341
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £38,670
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.51% +9.26% +8.93%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,825 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +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 July 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 July 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 +5 110 £40,000 -0.62% 11
Edinburgh -36 71 £35,000 -30.00% 12
Stirling +8 10 £25,250 -2.88% 1
Dundee +13 4 £30,000 - 2
Fife -5 3 £29,500 -1.26%
North Lanarkshire -2 2 £41,500 +27.69% 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £40,250 - 1
Strathclyde - 2 £34,250 -
East Ayrshire - 2 £17,000 -
Scottish Borders 0 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire -7 1 - -
Aberdeen -11 1 £26,000 -48.00% 2
Moray - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £27,500 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 141 (66.51%) Microsoft
2 131 (61.79%) Windows
3 70 (33.02%) Windows Server
4 65 (30.66%) ITIL
5 61 (28.77%) VMware
6 56 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 52 (24.53%) Office 365
8 50 (23.58%) Microsoft Office
9 48 (22.64%) SCCM
10 46 (21.70%) MS Exchange
11 45 (21.23%) Firewall
12 42 (19.81%) SQL
13 41 (19.34%) DNS
14 36 (16.98%) SQL Server
15 35 (16.51%) Windows 7
15 35 (16.51%) Skype
16 34 (16.04%) PowerShell
16 34 (16.04%) Cisco
17 33 (15.57%) Hyper-V
18 32 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
18 32 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (15.09%) VPN
18 32 (15.09%) Finance
19 30 (14.15%) DHCP
19 30 (14.15%) SAN
19 30 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
19 30 (14.15%) Skype for Business
20 28 (13.21%) Linux
21 25 (11.79%) Driving Licence
21 25 (11.79%) Windows 10

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 46 (21.70%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.15%) Skype for Business
3 18 (8.49%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.36%) nginx
5 5 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.89%) IIS
6 4 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.94%) Confluence
7 2 (0.94%) JBoss
7 2 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.94%) WildFly
8 1 (0.47%) Apache
8 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 50 (23.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 56 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (24.53%) Office 365
3 32 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (7.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (5.66%) IaaS
6 9 (4.25%) SaaS
7 6 (2.83%) PaaS
8 4 (1.89%) Akamai
8 4 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.94%) GitHub
10 2 (0.94%) Route 53
10 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.47%) Force.com
11 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (21.23%) Firewall
2 41 (19.34%) DNS
3 35 (16.51%) Skype
4 32 (15.09%) VPN
5 30 (14.15%) DHCP
5 30 (14.15%) SAN
6 17 (8.02%) TCP/IP
7 13 (6.13%) LAN
8 9 (4.25%) VoIP
9 8 (3.77%) Intranet
10 7 (3.30%) Network Security
11 6 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.36%) Internet
12 5 (2.36%) Kerberos
12 5 (2.36%) WAN
12 5 (2.36%) Wireless
13 4 (1.89%) Broadband
13 4 (1.89%) Extranet
13 4 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.89%) Big Data
3 4 (1.89%) MySQL
3 4 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.94%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.89%) Fiddler
2 4 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.89%) JIRA
3 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.94%) NUnit
3 2 (0.94%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 32 (15.09%) Finance
2 8 (3.77%) Legal
3 5 (2.36%) Retail
4 3 (1.42%) French Language
4 3 (1.42%) German Language
4 3 (1.42%) Italian Language
4 3 (1.42%) Law
4 3 (1.42%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.94%) Advertising
5 2 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.47%) Publishing
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (25.47%) Analyst
2 30 (14.15%) Consultant
2 30 (14.15%) IT Support
3 29 (13.68%) Support Analyst
4 24 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (11.32%) Support Engineer
5 21 (9.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 21 (9.91%) Senior Consultant
6 20 (9.43%) Service Analyst
6 20 (9.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (8.96%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 18 (8.49%) IT Analyst
8 18 (8.49%) IT Consultant
8 18 (8.49%) Senior IT Consultant
9 16 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (7.55%) IT Engineer
10 15 (7.08%) Desktop Support
11 14 (6.60%) IT Support Analyst
12 13 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 12 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.77%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.89%) .NET
2 4 (1.89%) LDAP
2 4 (1.89%) OAuth
2 4 (1.89%) OAuth2
2 4 (1.89%) SAML
2 4 (1.89%) Web Services
2 4 (1.89%) XML
3 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.94%) Gherkin
3 2 (0.94%) J2EE
3 2 (0.94%) JSON
3 2 (0.94%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.47%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.79%) Driving Licence
2 22 (10.38%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.77%) Clustering
6 6 (2.83%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.83%) Handset
6 6 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.36%) Replication
7 5 (2.36%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.89%) Fintech
8 4 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) iPhone
10 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 131 (61.79%) Windows
2 70 (33.02%) Windows Server
3 35 (16.51%) Windows 7
4 30 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (13.21%) Linux
6 25 (11.79%) Windows 10
7 24 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.77%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.30%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.83%) Unix
12 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.47%) Solaris
14 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (30.66%) ITIL
2 21 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (9.43%) ITIL V3
4 17 (8.02%) Migration
4 17 (8.02%) Service Management
5 14 (6.60%) CRM
5 14 (6.60%) DevOps
5 14 (6.60%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.13%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (4.25%) Change Control
9 9 (4.25%) ITSM
10 8 (3.77%) Business Continuity
10 8 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.30%) Change Management
11 7 (3.30%) Coaching
12 6 (2.83%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.81%) SQL
2 34 (16.04%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.30%) C#
3 7 (3.30%) VBScript
4 6 (2.83%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.36%) Java
5 5 (2.36%) VB
6 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.42%) VBA
7 2 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) Perl
8 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.66%) Degree
3 8 (3.77%) MCSE
4 6 (2.83%) HND
5 5 (2.36%) AWS Certification
5 5 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.89%) MCSA
7 3 (1.42%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.42%) MCITP
7 3 (1.42%) MCP
7 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.94%) CCNA
8 2 (0.94%) HNC
8 2 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.94%) VCAP
8 2 (0.94%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.43%) SLA
2 4 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.42%) GCP
4 2 (0.94%) GDPR
4 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (15.57%) Hyper-V
2 32 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.77%) vSphere
4 7 (3.30%) XenApp
5 5 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.94%) Docker
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.47%) NFS
8 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 48 (22.64%) SCCM
2 17 (8.02%) SCOM
3 6 (2.83%) Ansible
3 6 (2.83%) DameWare
3 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.36%) Puppet
5 4 (1.89%) Kibana
5 4 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.42%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.94%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.47%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.47%) Malwarebytes
8 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 141 (66.51%) Microsoft
2 61 (28.77%) VMware
3 34 (16.04%) Cisco
4 22 (10.38%) Citrix
5 14 (6.60%) Oracle
6 12 (5.66%) HP
7 10 (4.72%) Veeam
8 9 (4.25%) Apple
9 7 (3.30%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.83%) IBM
11 5 (2.36%) Avaya
11 5 (2.36%) Dell
11 5 (2.36%) Meraki
11 5 (2.36%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.36%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.89%) F5
12 4 (1.89%) IDERA
12 4 (1.89%) RedGate
12 4 (1.89%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.42%) Xero