Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 37 60
Rank change year-on-year -18 +23 -20
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 250 259 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.49% 5.59% 3.68%
As % of the System Software category 44.72% 54.76% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 186 186 146
Scotland median annual salary £44,705 £37,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.21% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £22,375 £22,500 £19,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £54,500 £56,250
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 559 473 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.03% 10.20% 7.72%
Number of salaries quoted 393 313 306
Scotland median annual salary £44,705 £39,057 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.46% -2.36% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,050 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%

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 23 January 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 23 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
Edinburgh -10 109 £52,500 +40.00% 8
Glasgow -40 78 £42,500 +8.97% 12
North Lanarkshire +4 19 £45,000 +38.46% 1
South Lanarkshire 0 17 £43,000 +95.45%
Fife +3 10 £19,500 -26.42%
Inverclyde +5 7 £38,000 -
Dundee -6 3 £18,500 -43.08% 3
Renfrewshire +1 1 £34,500 -16.36%
Argyll and Bute -1 1 - -
Stirling -7 1 £23,000 -54.00%
Aberdeen -11 1 - - 3
Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
Highlands - 1 £23,500 -
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 181 (72.40%) Windows
2 162 (64.80%) Microsoft
3 140 (56.00%) Windows Server
4 123 (49.20%) VMware
5 106 (42.40%) ITIL
6 76 (30.40%) PowerShell
7 75 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 75 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (28.40%) Hyper-V
9 69 (27.60%) MS Exchange
10 67 (26.80%) Microsoft Azure
11 65 (26.00%) SCCM
12 62 (24.80%) Office 365
13 60 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 59 (23.60%) DNS
15 56 (22.40%) Firewall
16 53 (21.20%) Cisco
16 53 (21.20%) Citrix
17 52 (20.80%) SCOM
18 51 (20.40%) DHCP
18 51 (20.40%) SQL Server
19 49 (19.60%) Skype for Business
19 49 (19.60%) ITIL V3
20 48 (19.20%) SQL
21 41 (16.40%) VPN
22 39 (15.60%) VMware ESXi
22 39 (15.60%) Skype
23 35 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
23 35 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
23 35 (14.00%) MCSE

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 69 (27.60%) MS Exchange
2 49 (19.60%) Skype for Business
3 33 (13.20%) IIS
4 29 (11.60%) SharePoint
5 17 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.80%) IBM Domino
7 8 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.20%) Apache
8 3 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.40%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Houdini
2 2 (0.80%) Maya
2 2 (0.80%) NUKE
2 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (24.80%) Office 365
3 18 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (3.20%) Mimecast
7 7 (2.80%) SaaS
8 6 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.80%) PaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Force.com
10 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.40%) IaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (23.60%) DNS
2 56 (22.40%) Firewall
3 51 (20.40%) DHCP
4 41 (16.40%) VPN
5 39 (15.60%) Skype
6 32 (12.80%) SAN
7 26 (10.40%) LAN
8 25 (10.00%) WAN
9 24 (9.60%) TCP/IP
10 20 (8.00%) VLAN
11 19 (7.60%) Unified Communications
12 18 (7.20%) Internet
13 16 (6.40%) VoIP
14 9 (3.60%) Wireless
15 8 (3.20%) MPLS
16 5 (2.00%) IP Telephony
16 5 (2.00%) ISDN
16 5 (2.00%) NAS
16 5 (2.00%) S/MIME
16 5 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (20.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.20%) MySQL
5 2 (0.80%) Big Data
5 2 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) JIRA
2 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.80%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.40%) GCC
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) Maven
3 1 (0.40%) MSI
3 1 (0.40%) NuGet
3 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (1.20%) Games
2 3 (1.20%) Retail
2 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.80%) Back Office
3 2 (0.80%) Banking
3 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.40%) Billing
4 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (25.60%) Analyst
2 56 (22.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (10.80%) Consultant
4 24 (9.60%) IT Engineer
4 24 (9.60%) IT Support
5 20 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 19 (7.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 19 (7.60%) IT Analyst
7 17 (6.80%) Systems Analyst
8 15 (6.00%) Architect
8 15 (6.00%) Support Engineer
9 14 (5.60%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (5.20%) Administrator
11 12 (4.80%) Senior Consultant
11 12 (4.80%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
11 12 (4.80%) Service Analyst
11 12 (4.80%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.40%) IT Consultant
12 11 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.20%) Web Services
2 7 (2.80%) REST
3 3 (1.20%) JSON
3 3 (1.20%) XML
4 2 (0.80%) .NET
4 2 (0.80%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.40%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.40%) SAML
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.40%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.80%) Driving Licence
3 24 (9.60%) Virtual Team
4 23 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.80%) EMC VNX
6 14 (5.60%) PKI
7 12 (4.80%) Blackberry
8 8 (3.20%) Clustering
9 7 (2.80%) iPhone
10 5 (2.00%) Smart Home
10 5 (2.00%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.20%) Replication
13 2 (0.80%) Animation
13 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.80%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 181 (72.40%) Windows
2 140 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 75 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 27 (10.80%) Linux
7 20 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.60%) Windows 10
9 13 (5.20%) Unix
10 7 (2.80%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.40%) Solaris
11 6 (2.40%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.80%) Android
13 2 (0.80%) CentOS
13 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.40%) VMS
14 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (42.40%) ITIL
2 49 (19.60%) ITIL V3
3 32 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (10.40%) Change Management
5 20 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 20 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 20 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 18 (7.20%) Capacity Planning
6 18 (7.20%) Presales
7 17 (6.80%) Performance Management
7 17 (6.80%) Service Management
7 17 (6.80%) Validation
8 14 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.40%) Application Packaging
9 11 (4.40%) Coaching
9 11 (4.40%) Open Source
10 10 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 10 (4.00%) CRM
10 10 (4.00%) Project Management
11 9 (3.60%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 76 (30.40%) PowerShell
2 48 (19.20%) SQL
3 4 (1.60%) VBScript
4 2 (0.80%) Java
4 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.40%) C#
5 1 (0.40%) Perl
5 1 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) Ruby
5 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (14.00%) MCSE
1 35 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.80%) Degree
6 11 (4.40%) CCNA
6 11 (4.40%) MCSA
7 10 (4.00%) HND
7 10 (4.00%) MCP
8 6 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.60%) CCNP
10 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.80%) CCIE
11 2 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.80%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.80%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) GDPR
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (28.40%) Hyper-V
3 39 (15.60%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (10.80%) vSphere
5 22 (8.80%) XenApp
6 17 (6.80%) XenDesktop
7 12 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.40%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.60%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.60%) XenServer
11 3 (1.20%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.80%) Firmware
12 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.80%) NFS
12 2 (0.80%) Samba
13 1 (0.40%) Docker
13 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (26.00%) SCCM
2 52 (20.80%) SCOM
3 13 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (3.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (2.80%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.80%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (2.80%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 6 (2.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (2.40%) Malwarebytes
6 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (2.40%) WSUS
7 5 (2.00%) Ansible
8 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.20%) Puppet
9 3 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.80%) Iperf
10 2 (0.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 162 (64.80%) Microsoft
2 123 (49.20%) VMware
3 53 (21.20%) Cisco
3 53 (21.20%) Citrix
4 18 (7.20%) EMC
5 17 (6.80%) SolarWinds
6 15 (6.00%) Dell
6 15 (6.00%) Symantec
7 14 (5.60%) Lotus
8 13 (5.20%) HP
9 10 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 10 (4.00%) Oracle
10 9 (3.60%) F5
10 9 (3.60%) Google
10 9 (3.60%) Juniper
11 8 (3.20%) NetApp
11 8 (3.20%) ServiceNow
12 7 (2.80%) Avaya
12 7 (2.80%) Fortinet
12 7 (2.80%) Trend Micro