Period
to 19 September 2018

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

Microsoft Active Directory
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 26 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 119 104 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.87% 7.18% 7.20%
As % of the System Software category 48.37% 54.17% 56.07%
Number of salaries quoted 118 95 141
South Wales median annual salary £27,000 £29,000 £29,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% -2.52% -15.00%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,000 £17,000
90th Percentile £41,975 £45,500 £48,750
Wales median annual salary £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% -11.76%

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 South Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 246 192 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.27% 13.26% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 232 176 249
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £33,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.07% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £18,700
90th Percentile £66,125 £48,750 £50,250
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +1.84%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Cardiff +16 88 £25,000 -23.08% 4
Newport -9 15 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Caerphilly +7 8 £36,000 +14.29% 1
Bridgend -2 4 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Torfaen -4 1 £22,500 -2.17% 1
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £26,095 -
Active Directory
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 115 (96.64%) Windows
2 82 (68.91%) Microsoft
3 72 (60.50%) Office 365
4 63 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 50 (42.02%) VMware
6 47 (39.50%) LAN
7 45 (37.82%) Windows 7
8 44 (36.97%) MS Exchange
9 41 (34.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (30.25%) Microsoft Office
11 33 (27.73%) Firewall
11 33 (27.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (26.89%) ITIL
13 31 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (26.05%) Windows 10
14 30 (25.21%) Hyper-V
15 29 (24.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 24 (20.17%) DNS
17 23 (19.33%) WAN
17 23 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (16.81%) DHCP
18 20 (16.81%) ADSL
19 18 (15.13%) SAN
19 18 (15.13%) Customer Engagement
20 16 (13.45%) SLA
20 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
21 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
22 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
23 12 (10.08%) SCCM
23 12 (10.08%) Veeam

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 44 (36.97%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.36%) IIS
5 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.52%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (30.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.04%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 72 (60.50%) Office 365
2 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (39.50%) LAN
2 33 (27.73%) Firewall
3 24 (20.17%) DNS
4 23 (19.33%) WAN
5 20 (16.81%) ADSL
5 20 (16.81%) DHCP
6 18 (15.13%) SAN
7 8 (6.72%) WLAN
8 6 (5.04%) Network Security
8 6 (5.04%) VoIP
9 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.52%) NAS
10 3 (2.52%) Skype
10 3 (2.52%) VLAN
10 3 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.68%) Internet
11 2 (1.68%) IPv4
11 2 (1.68%) SSL
11 2 (1.68%) VPN
11 2 (1.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 10 (8.40%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Advertising
3 5 (4.20%) Automotive
4 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 26 (21.85%) Analyst
3 21 (17.65%) IT Support
4 17 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (13.45%) Support Analyst
6 13 (10.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Consultant
7 11 (9.24%) Desktop Support
7 11 (9.24%) IT Analyst
7 11 (9.24%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (8.40%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (8.40%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 10 (8.40%) IT Engineer
8 10 (8.40%) IT Support Analyst
9 9 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (7.56%) Service Analyst
9 9 (7.56%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (6.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (6.72%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.84%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
1 8 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.88%) Replication
3 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.20%) PKI
5 4 (3.36%) User Experience
6 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.84%) iPhone
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 115 (96.64%) Windows
2 63 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 45 (37.82%) Windows 7
4 41 (34.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (27.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (26.05%) Windows 10
7 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (8.40%) Linux
9 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.68%) CentOS
10 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) ITIL
2 29 (24.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (15.13%) Customer Engagement
5 11 (9.24%) High Availability
6 10 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (7.56%) Project Management
8 7 (5.88%) DevOps
8 7 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 6 (5.04%) Break/Fix
9 6 (5.04%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.20%) Capacity Management
10 5 (4.20%) Change Management
10 5 (4.20%) Coaching
10 5 (4.20%) Patch Management
10 5 (4.20%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
12 2 (1.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.24%) SQL
3 1 (0.84%) C#
3 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.04%) Degree
3 5 (4.20%) MCSA
3 5 (4.20%) MCSE
4 4 (3.36%) MCITP
5 1 (0.84%) CCNA
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (25.21%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 5 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.36%) vSphere
6 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.52%) XenApp
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) SCCM
2 6 (5.04%) SCOM
3 5 (4.20%) SCOrch
3 5 (4.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.52%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.68%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (68.91%) Microsoft
2 50 (42.02%) VMware
3 12 (10.08%) Veeam
4 9 (7.56%) Cisco
5 8 (6.72%) Apple
6 6 (5.04%) Citrix
6 6 (5.04%) HP
7 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.52%) Sophos
7 3 (2.52%) Symantec
8 2 (1.68%) Avaya
8 2 (1.68%) Dell
8 2 (1.68%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (1.68%) Draytek
8 2 (1.68%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.68%) Freshdesk
8 2 (1.68%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.68%) Nexenta
8 2 (1.68%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.84%) Meraki