The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / South West
Rank 54 30 34
Rank change year-on-year -24 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 270 455 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.38% 7.74% 7.10%
As % of the System Software category 46.00% 53.47% 57.35%
Number of salaries quoted 237 414 367
Median salary £27,000 £30,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.74% -11.02%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £41,850 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.53% -  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 587 851 741
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.69% 14.48% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 482 735 594
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Active Directory as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -6 76 £25,750 -16.93% 1
Bristol -21 63 £27,500 -1.78% 18
Gloucestershire -3 38 £23,500 -25.39% 5
Devon +2 35 £27,500 -5.17% 4
Dorset +5 25 £26,250 -7.89% 4
Somerset -21 22 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Cornwall -5 13 £18,500 -53.75% 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 497 (77.05%) Windows
2 391 (60.62%) Microsoft
3 305 (47.29%) Windows Server
4 242 (37.52%) VMware
5 209 (32.40%) MS Exchange
6 185 (28.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 177 (27.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 173 (26.82%) ITIL
9 170 (26.36%) MS Excel
10 144 (22.33%) MS Office
11 140 (21.71%) Citrix
12 136 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 135 (20.93%) Firewall
14 124 (19.22%) WAN
15 122 (18.91%) Office 365
16 119 (18.45%) LAN
17 111 (17.21%) Hyper-V
18 100 (15.50%) TCP/IP
19 97 (15.04%) Cisco
20 93 (14.42%) DNS
20 93 (14.42%) SQL
21 90 (13.95%) Linux
21 90 (13.95%) Windows 7
22 88 (13.64%) Service Delivery
23 87 (13.49%) SQL Server
24 84 (13.02%) DHCP
24 84 (13.02%) Finance
25 79 (12.25%) SAN
26 78 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
27 76 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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
1 209 (32.40%) MS Exchange
2 78 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (5.43%) IIS
5 33 (5.12%) SharePoint
6 30 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (3.57%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.86%) Apache
9 9 (1.40%) JBoss
9 9 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.78%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.47%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 170 (26.36%) MS Excel
2 144 (22.33%) MS Office
3 17 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.78%) OpenText MBPM
2 5 (0.78%) Visualfiles
3 4 (0.62%) Maximo
4 3 (0.47%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (18.91%) Office 365
2 43 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.48%) SaaS
5 12 (1.86%) IaaS
6 10 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.40%) PaaS
8 8 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.47%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.16%) AdWords
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Route 53
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (20.93%) Firewall
2 124 (19.22%) WAN
3 119 (18.45%) LAN
4 100 (15.50%) TCP/IP
5 93 (14.42%) DNS
6 84 (13.02%) DHCP
7 79 (12.25%) SAN
8 69 (10.70%) VPN
9 59 (9.15%) Wi-Fi
10 46 (7.13%) VLAN
11 35 (5.43%) VoIP
11 35 (5.43%) Wireless
12 27 (4.19%) Network Security
13 26 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
14 21 (3.26%) Internet
15 17 (2.64%) SMTP
16 15 (2.33%) Skype
16 15 (2.33%) WLAN
17 14 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (2.02%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.24%) MySQL
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.62%) GIS
9 3 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.47%) IDOL
10 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.16%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.16%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.78%) Ant
4 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.47%) JUnit
4 3 (0.47%) Maven
4 3 (0.47%) MSI
5 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.31%) JIRA
6 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (13.02%) Finance
2 31 (4.81%) Advertising
3 22 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.10%) Legal
5 17 (2.64%) Games
6 14 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.71%) Marketing
8 10 (1.55%) Front Office
9 9 (1.40%) Banking
9 9 (1.40%) Electronics
10 8 (1.24%) Law
11 5 (0.78%) French Language
12 4 (0.62%) German Language
12 4 (0.62%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.47%) Back Office
13 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Military
14 2 (0.31%) Retail
15 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 147 (22.79%) Analyst
2 144 (22.33%) Support Engineer
3 120 (18.60%) IT Support
4 93 (14.42%) Support Analyst
5 69 (10.70%) IT Engineer
6 60 (9.30%) Administrator
7 59 (9.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 59 (9.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 55 (8.53%) IT Support Engineer
9 50 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 49 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 49 (7.60%) IT Analyst
11 43 (6.67%) Service Analyst
12 41 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
13 38 (5.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 38 (5.89%) IT Support Analyst
14 37 (5.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 36 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
16 32 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
17 30 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.72%) .NET
1 24 (3.72%) HTML
2 18 (2.79%) XML
3 16 (2.48%) ASP.NET
3 16 (2.48%) Web Services
4 15 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 15 (2.33%) Entity Framework
5 14 (2.17%) RESTful
6 13 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 13 (2.02%) WCF
6 13 (2.02%) WinForms
6 13 (2.02%) WPF
6 13 (2.02%) XSLT
7 11 (1.71%) Middleware
8 9 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (1.24%) MAPI
10 6 (0.93%) CSS
11 5 (0.78%) REST
12 4 (0.62%) EDI
12 4 (0.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.44%) Driving Licence
2 38 (5.89%) Data Centre
3 27 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.72%) Clustering
5 15 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.55%) Blackberry
7 10 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.55%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.40%) iPad
8 9 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.24%) EPoS
9 8 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.24%) Replication
10 5 (0.78%) iPhone
11 4 (0.62%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.62%) NHS
11 4 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 497 (77.05%) Windows
2 305 (47.29%) Windows Server
3 185 (28.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 177 (27.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 90 (13.95%) Linux
5 90 (13.95%) Windows 7
6 63 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (8.68%) Windows 10
8 54 (8.37%) Windows 8
9 36 (5.58%) Windows XP
10 33 (5.12%) Mac OS X
11 19 (2.95%) Unix
12 16 (2.48%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.40%) Android
13 9 (1.40%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.93%) CentOS
16 5 (0.78%) Solaris
17 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (26.82%) ITIL
2 88 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 59 (9.15%) Service Management
4 39 (6.05%) ITIL V3
5 37 (5.74%) Mentoring
6 34 (5.27%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (5.27%) Problem Management
7 29 (4.50%) High Availability
8 24 (3.72%) Load Balancing
8 24 (3.72%) Time Management
9 23 (3.57%) Coaching
9 23 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (3.57%) Workflow
10 21 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (3.26%) Line Management
10 21 (3.26%) Virtual Environments
11 20 (3.10%) Infrastructure Management
12 19 (2.95%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (2.95%) Data Protection
13 18 (2.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 93 (14.42%) SQL
2 40 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.41%) C#
4 21 (3.26%) JavaScript
5 20 (3.10%) VB
6 18 (2.79%) Java
6 18 (2.79%) VBScript
7 14 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.02%) XPath
8 13 (2.02%) XQuery
9 11 (1.71%) Python
10 7 (1.09%) PHP
11 5 (0.78%) C
11 5 (0.78%) VBA
12 4 (0.62%) Perl
13 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.31%) Ruby
15 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (10.85%) Security Cleared
3 51 (7.91%) MCSE
4 45 (6.98%) Degree
5 40 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 35 (5.43%) CCNA
6 35 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (4.50%) MCP
7 29 (4.50%) MCSA
8 25 (3.88%) DV Cleared
9 20 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.09%) MCITP
12 6 (0.93%) EMC Certification
13 5 (0.78%) CCNP
13 5 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.62%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.47%) CCIE
15 3 (0.47%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (10.54%) SLA
2 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.47%) QA
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 136 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 111 (17.21%) Hyper-V
3 37 (5.74%) XenApp
4 29 (4.50%) XenDesktop
5 24 (3.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 15 (2.33%) Terminal Services
7 13 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.71%) vSphere
9 9 (1.40%) Firmware
10 6 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.78%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.78%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.62%) MetaFrame
12 4 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.62%) Samba
13 3 (0.47%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.47%) KVM
13 3 (0.47%) NDS
13 3 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (8.84%) SCCM
2 20 (3.10%) WSUS
3 19 (2.95%) SCOM
4 13 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (1.71%) NetBackup
6 10 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.40%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.24%) Puppet
9 5 (0.78%) Nagios
9 5 (0.78%) OpenView
9 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.78%) Rundeck
10 4 (0.62%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.47%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.31%) Malwarebytes
12 2 (0.31%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 391 (60.62%) Microsoft
2 242 (37.52%) VMware
3 140 (21.71%) Citrix
4 97 (15.04%) Cisco
5 43 (6.67%) HP
6 25 (3.88%) Dell
7 20 (3.10%) Veeam
8 19 (2.95%) Apple
9 17 (2.64%) Oracle
10 16 (2.48%) Symantec
11 14 (2.17%) SonicWALL
12 13 (2.02%) Avaya
12 13 (2.02%) NetApp
13 12 (1.86%) IBM
14 10 (1.55%) SAP
15 9 (1.40%) Sophos
15 9 (1.40%) WatchGuard
16 8 (1.24%) iManage
16 8 (1.24%) Juniper
17 7 (1.09%) Veritas
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k-£60k
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: 2 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive salary & excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ferndown
aap3
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £37500 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Shares
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £23000.00 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Taunton
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Ferndown
aap3
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol, Avon
intY
Salary: £17,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Exeter
itecopeople
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Sal neg on experience and Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago