Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 41 23
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 142 124 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.43% 5.81% 8.73%
As % of the System Software category 48.63% 49.80% 64.21%
Number of salaries quoted 118 115 186
Wales median annual salary £27,000 £31,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.90% +12.73% -19.12%
10th Percentile £18,925 £21,000 £17,625
90th Percentile £42,875 £42,500 £46,000
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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 292 249 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.28% 11.67% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 239 224 296
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% +14.50% -3.68%
10th Percentile £21,200 £22,500 £18,750
90th Percentile £54,844 £51,250 £50,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +8 100 £26,048 -13.18% 21
Mid Wales -6 19 £26,000 -
West Wales +20 18 £40,210 +0.52% 2
North Wales -13 1 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 135 (95.07%) Windows
2 107 (75.35%) Microsoft
3 82 (57.75%) Windows Server
4 70 (49.30%) Office 365
5 60 (42.25%) VMware
6 59 (41.55%) ITIL
7 51 (35.92%) LAN
8 49 (34.51%) DNS
9 48 (33.80%) Problem-Solving
10 47 (33.10%) MS Exchange
10 47 (33.10%) Microsoft Office
11 46 (32.39%) SLA
12 41 (28.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 40 (28.17%) Hyper-V
14 39 (27.46%) Windows 7
14 39 (27.46%) Firewall
15 36 (25.35%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (22.54%) PowerShell
17 31 (21.83%) Windows Server 2008
18 28 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
18 28 (19.72%) Service Management
19 27 (19.01%) Management Information System
19 27 (19.01%) Veeam
20 26 (18.31%) SAN
21 25 (17.61%) ADSL
21 25 (17.61%) DHCP
21 25 (17.61%) Service Delivery
21 25 (17.61%) Degree
21 25 (17.61%) Problem Management
22 24 (16.90%) SQL Server

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 47 (33.10%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.23%) IIS
4 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.41%) SAS
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (33.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 70 (49.30%) Office 365
2 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.82%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (35.92%) LAN
2 49 (34.51%) DNS
3 39 (27.46%) Firewall
4 26 (18.31%) SAN
5 25 (17.61%) ADSL
5 25 (17.61%) DHCP
6 20 (14.08%) WAN
7 8 (5.63%) WLAN
8 5 (3.52%) VPN
9 4 (2.82%) Wireless
10 3 (2.11%) NAS
10 3 (2.11%) Network Security
10 3 (2.11%) VoIP
11 2 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.41%) Internet
11 2 (1.41%) IPv4
11 2 (1.41%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.41%) VLAN
11 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) JIRA
General
1 16 (11.27%) Finance
2 12 (8.45%) Advertising
3 5 (3.52%) Automotive
4 4 (2.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (23.24%) Support Engineer
2 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (16.20%) Analyst
4 16 (11.27%) Desktop Support
5 14 (9.86%) IT Support
6 11 (7.75%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (7.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 11 (7.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.75%) Service Analyst
6 11 (7.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (7.75%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.34%) Consultant
7 9 (6.34%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.63%) IT Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Service Desk Technician
9 7 (4.93%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) COM
2 2 (1.41%) SAML
3 1 (0.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.01%) Management Information System
2 20 (14.08%) User Experience
3 16 (11.27%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (7.75%) Replication
5 10 (7.04%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.93%) PKI
7 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.23%) Clustering
7 6 (4.23%) Fat Client
7 6 (4.23%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.11%) iPhone
8 3 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) iSeries
9 1 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 135 (95.07%) Windows
2 82 (57.75%) Windows Server
3 39 (27.46%) Windows 7
4 31 (21.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (15.49%) Windows 10
7 13 (9.15%) Linux
8 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.23%) Android
10 5 (3.52%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.70%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (41.55%) ITIL
2 48 (33.80%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (19.72%) Service Management
4 25 (17.61%) Problem Management
4 25 (17.61%) Service Delivery
5 22 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (12.68%) Customer Engagement
6 18 (12.68%) Decision-Making
6 18 (12.68%) ITSM
6 18 (12.68%) Proactive Management
6 18 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (9.86%) High Availability
8 14 (9.86%) Project Management
9 13 (9.15%) TOGAF
10 12 (8.45%) Runbook
11 11 (7.75%) Data Protection
11 11 (7.75%) Incident Management
12 9 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (4.93%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.54%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.63%) SQL
3 5 (3.52%) VB
4 1 (0.70%) C#
4 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (28.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (17.61%) Degree
3 19 (13.38%) MCITP
4 14 (9.86%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (9.15%) MCSA
6 12 (8.45%) CCNA
6 12 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (7.75%) MCSE
8 6 (4.23%) CCNP
9 4 (2.82%) CCIE
9 4 (2.82%) MCSD
9 4 (2.82%) MOS
10 3 (2.11%) MCDST
11 1 (0.70%) HNC
11 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (32.39%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (28.17%) Hyper-V
2 36 (25.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.93%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.82%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.41%) Shibboleth
7 2 (1.41%) vSphere
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.70%) XenApp
8 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (12.68%) SCCM
2 14 (9.86%) SCOM
3 10 (7.04%) NetBackup
4 9 (6.34%) SCOrch
5 5 (3.52%) SCSM
6 4 (2.82%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) Nagios
8 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (75.35%) Microsoft
2 60 (42.25%) VMware
3 27 (19.01%) Veeam
4 21 (14.79%) HP
5 17 (11.97%) Cisco
6 13 (9.15%) Citrix
7 11 (7.75%) 3PAR
7 11 (7.75%) Oracle
8 10 (7.04%) Veritas
9 9 (6.34%) Apple
10 6 (4.23%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.82%) McAfee
12 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.11%) Sophos
12 3 (2.11%) Symantec
13 2 (1.41%) Draytek
13 2 (1.41%) Ivanti
13 2 (1.41%) SonicWALL
14 1 (0.70%) Meraki
14 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds