Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Wales
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 32 24
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 149 135 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.38% 7.05% 8.62%
As % of the System Software category 45.71% 53.57% 62.26%
Number of salaries quoted 138 118 170
Wales median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £21,425 £21,000 £17,000
90th Percentile £42,150 £44,650 £47,500
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,375 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.77% +1.07% -

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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 326 252 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.15% 13.16% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 289 228 276
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £51,250
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 Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Wales over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 15 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
South Wales 0 120 £27,250 -6.03% 9
West Wales +19 16 £41,355 +3.39% 1
Mid Wales -9 7 - -
North Wales -9 5 £39,000 +41.82% 4
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 15 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 Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 142 (95.30%) Windows
2 106 (71.14%) Microsoft
3 86 (57.72%) Windows Server
4 79 (53.02%) VMware
4 79 (53.02%) Office 365
5 53 (35.57%) MS Exchange
6 51 (34.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 49 (32.89%) LAN
8 46 (30.87%) ITIL
9 43 (28.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (28.86%) Windows 7
10 42 (28.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (26.85%) Hyper-V
11 40 (26.85%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (26.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 39 (26.17%) DNS
13 37 (24.83%) Firewall
14 35 (23.49%) Windows 10
15 34 (22.82%) Microsoft Office
16 31 (20.81%) DHCP
17 30 (20.13%) SAN
18 29 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
19 28 (18.79%) SLA
19 28 (18.79%) WAN
20 26 (17.45%) PowerShell
21 22 (14.77%) Veeam
22 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (14.09%) SQL Server
23 18 (12.08%) Cisco
24 17 (11.41%) Citrix

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 53 (35.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.38%) IIS
4 10 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.03%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.36%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.67%) nginx
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (22.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.03%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.67%) assyst
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 79 (53.02%) Office 365
2 29 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.68%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (32.89%) LAN
2 39 (26.17%) DNS
3 37 (24.83%) Firewall
4 31 (20.81%) DHCP
5 30 (20.13%) SAN
6 28 (18.79%) WAN
7 15 (10.07%) ADSL
8 9 (6.04%) WLAN
9 8 (5.37%) TCP/IP
9 8 (5.37%) VoIP
9 8 (5.37%) VPN
10 7 (4.70%) NAS
10 7 (4.70%) Network Security
11 5 (3.36%) Skype
12 4 (2.68%) VLAN
13 3 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (2.01%) Kerberos
13 3 (2.01%) MPLS
13 3 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.67%) MySQL
3 1 (0.67%) Power BI
General
1 11 (7.38%) Finance
2 7 (4.70%) Advertising
3 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.34%) Automotive
4 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (20.81%) Analyst
2 27 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (18.12%) Support Engineer
3 20 (13.42%) IT Support
4 19 (12.75%) Support Analyst
5 16 (10.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (8.72%) Consultant
6 13 (8.72%) IT Analyst
6 13 (8.72%) Technical Consultant
7 12 (8.05%) IT Support Analyst
8 11 (7.38%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (6.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 10 (6.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (6.71%) Service Analyst
9 10 (6.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (6.04%) Desktop Support
10 9 (6.04%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (5.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.01%) SAML
2 1 (0.67%) COM
2 1 (0.67%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Replication
2 15 (10.07%) Management Information System
3 14 (9.40%) Data Centre
4 12 (8.05%) User Experience
5 9 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (5.37%) Clustering
7 7 (4.70%) Fat Client
7 7 (4.70%) Thin Client
8 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.68%) PKI
10 3 (2.01%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.67%) iPhone
12 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 142 (95.30%) Windows
2 86 (57.72%) Windows Server
3 43 (28.86%) Windows 7
3 43 (28.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (28.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (23.49%) Windows 10
6 16 (10.74%) Linux
6 16 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.03%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.68%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.01%) CentOS
9 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.67%) AIX
10 1 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) CatOS
10 1 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.67%) Unix
10 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.87%) ITIL
2 40 (26.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (26.85%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (11.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (10.74%) Problem Management
5 14 (9.40%) Customer Engagement
5 14 (9.40%) High Availability
5 14 (9.40%) Project Management
6 13 (8.72%) Service Delivery
6 13 (8.72%) Service Management
7 12 (8.05%) Capacity Management
7 12 (8.05%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.04%) Change Management
9 9 (6.04%) DevOps
10 8 (5.37%) Break/Fix
10 8 (5.37%) Coaching
10 8 (5.37%) Decision-Making
11 7 (4.70%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.45%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.41%) SQL
3 1 (0.67%) PHP
3 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.38%) Degree
3 8 (5.37%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (5.37%) MCITP
4 7 (4.70%) MCSA
5 6 (4.03%) MCSE
6 3 (2.01%) CCNA
6 3 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.34%) CCNP
7 2 (1.34%) MCP
8 1 (0.67%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.79%) SLA
2 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (34.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (26.85%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.70%) Terminal Services
4 7 (4.70%) XenApp
5 5 (3.36%) vSphere
6 3 (2.01%) Shibboleth
6 3 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.34%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.67%) LXC
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (11.41%) SCCM
2 10 (6.71%) SCOM
3 7 (4.70%) SCOrch
4 6 (4.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.68%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (2.68%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.68%) SCSM
6 3 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.01%) Nagios
7 2 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.34%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 106 (71.14%) Microsoft
2 79 (53.02%) VMware
3 22 (14.77%) Veeam
4 18 (12.08%) Cisco
5 17 (11.41%) Citrix
6 13 (8.72%) HP
7 9 (6.04%) Apple
8 5 (3.36%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.36%) Dell
9 4 (2.68%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.68%) Actifio
9 4 (2.68%) Oracle
9 4 (2.68%) Veritas
10 3 (2.01%) Avaya
10 3 (2.01%) Dell Compellent
10 3 (2.01%) Draytek
10 3 (2.01%) Freshdesk
10 3 (2.01%) Nexenta
10 3 (2.01%) Sage
10 3 (2.01%) SonicWALL