Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 25 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 128 156 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.30% 8.13% 6.88%
As % of the System Software category 53.33% 51.66% 54.27%
Number of salaries quoted 120 136 150
Wales median annual salary £32,250 £29,875 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -0.42% +21.21%
10th Percentile £21,225 £18,750 £18,500
90th Percentile £43,850 £41,550 £42,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -

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 240 302 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.69% 15.73% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 221 251 251
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +6.15%
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +4.94%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 -5 108 £31,250 +6.38% 17
West Wales +8 12 £30,250 +31.52%
North Wales +14 7 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 116 (90.63%) Windows
2 79 (61.72%) Microsoft
3 62 (48.44%) VMware
4 55 (42.97%) Windows Server
5 44 (34.38%) MS Exchange
6 42 (32.81%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (28.91%) ITIL
7 37 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (28.13%) Office 365
9 30 (23.44%) DNS
9 30 (23.44%) Windows 10
10 29 (22.66%) DHCP
11 27 (21.09%) SLA
12 25 (19.53%) LAN
12 25 (19.53%) SCCM
13 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (17.97%) Data Centre
15 22 (17.19%) Windows 7
16 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (16.41%) Linux
16 21 (16.41%) VPN
16 21 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 20 (15.63%) PowerShell
18 19 (14.84%) SAN
18 19 (14.84%) WAN
19 18 (14.06%) Citrix
19 18 (14.06%) Hyper-V
20 17 (13.28%) Firewall
21 16 (12.50%) VoIP
21 16 (12.50%) Mentoring

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 44 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.38%) IIS
2 12 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.13%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.34%) SAS
6 1 (0.78%) Apache
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.78%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 36 (28.13%) Office 365
2 15 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.78%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.44%) DNS
2 29 (22.66%) DHCP
3 25 (19.53%) LAN
4 21 (16.41%) VPN
5 19 (14.84%) SAN
5 19 (14.84%) WAN
6 17 (13.28%) Firewall
7 16 (12.50%) VoIP
8 11 (8.59%) Wireless
9 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
10 7 (5.47%) NAS
11 5 (3.91%) Skype
12 4 (3.13%) MPLS
12 4 (3.13%) SNMP
12 4 (3.13%) VLAN
13 3 (2.34%) Internet
13 3 (2.34%) Intranet
13 3 (2.34%) Network Security
13 3 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (1.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 12 (9.38%) Advertising
2 11 (8.59%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (35.16%) Analyst
2 27 (21.09%) Support Analyst
3 19 (14.84%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (12.50%) Consultant
4 16 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 12 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 12 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (9.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 12 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
6 11 (8.59%) Infrastructure Support
7 10 (7.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 10 (7.81%) IT Support
8 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (7.03%) IT Analyst
8 9 (7.03%) Technical Support
9 8 (6.25%) Desktop Support
9 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (6.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) .NET
1 3 (2.34%) Web Services
2 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.78%) CGI
3 1 (0.78%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.97%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.47%) Replication
3 7 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.13%) Clustering
4 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.56%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) Fintech
7 1 (0.78%) LIMS
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (90.63%) Windows
2 55 (42.97%) Windows Server
3 30 (23.44%) Windows 10
4 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (17.19%) Windows 7
6 21 (16.41%) Linux
6 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.47%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.13%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.56%) Android
10 2 (1.56%) CentOS
10 2 (1.56%) Unix
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.78%) SUSE
11 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.81%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (28.91%) ITIL
3 21 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 14 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (10.16%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 8 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.47%) Coaching
8 7 (5.47%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (4.69%) Change Management
9 6 (4.69%) Service Management
10 4 (3.13%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (3.13%) Data Governance
10 4 (3.13%) High Availability
10 4 (3.13%) Information Security
10 4 (3.13%) Release Management
10 4 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (2.34%) C#
3 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.34%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
1 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.91%) MCSE
4 4 (3.13%) MCITP
5 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Degree
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.09%) SLA
2 5 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 37 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (14.06%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.25%) vSphere
3 8 (6.25%) XenApp
4 5 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.78%) KVM
6 1 (0.78%) vCloud
6 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (19.53%) SCCM
2 5 (3.91%) SCOM
3 2 (1.56%) Nagios
4 1 (0.78%) Ansible
4 1 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.78%) Salt
4 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (61.72%) Microsoft
2 62 (48.44%) VMware
3 18 (14.06%) Citrix
4 15 (11.72%) Cisco
5 11 (8.59%) Veeam
6 7 (5.47%) NetApp
7 5 (3.91%) Ivanti
8 4 (3.13%) Apple
8 4 (3.13%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.13%) Dell
9 3 (2.34%) HP
9 3 (2.34%) Sage
10 2 (1.56%) Avaya
10 2 (1.56%) Darktrace
10 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.56%) Sophos
11 1 (0.78%) Clearswift
11 1 (0.78%) Draytek
11 1 (0.78%) Kaspersky
11 1 (0.78%) SonicWALL