Period
to 20 April 2018

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

Microsoft Active Directory
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 36 34
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 730 582 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.51% 5.88% 5.89%
As % of the System Software category 53.83% 56.18% 56.10%
Number of salaries quoted 548 490 612
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.35% -3.08% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £54,300 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,356 1,036 1,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.96% 10.47% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 957 826 947
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Birmingham +6 270 £35,500 -5.33% 21
Coventry +19 108 £50,000 +33.33% 11
Warwickshire +12 65 £30,000 - 9
Staffordshire -1 58 £32,500 +16.07% 21
Wolverhampton +9 55 £27,500 -11.29% 7
Shropshire +17 49 £22,000 -6.38% 10
Solihull +1 34 £36,500 +4.29% 3
Worcestershire +20 32 £28,750 +4.55% 12
Sutton Coldfield +8 11 £31,500 -24.55% 1
Halesowen - 10 £19,250 - 1
Walsall 0 7 £30,000 -14.29% 3
West Bromwich +4 3 £36,250 -6.45% 1
Dudley -3 2 £30,000 +15.38%
Herefordshire +18 1 £29,500 +8.26% 4
Smethwick +2 1 £32,500 +91.18%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 570 (78.08%) Windows
2 450 (61.64%) Microsoft
3 323 (44.25%) VMware
4 304 (41.64%) Windows Server
5 233 (31.92%) Office 365
6 192 (26.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 184 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 181 (24.79%) Citrix
9 177 (24.25%) ITIL
10 173 (23.70%) Windows 10
11 164 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 160 (21.92%) Firewall
13 155 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 152 (20.82%) MS Exchange
15 148 (20.27%) SQL
16 146 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
16 146 (20.00%) Hyper-V
17 140 (19.18%) Windows 7
18 119 (16.30%) DNS
19 118 (16.16%) Presales
20 115 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
21 113 (15.48%) Cisco
21 113 (15.48%) Data Centre
22 107 (14.66%) SQL Server
22 107 (14.66%) PowerShell
23 104 (14.25%) WAN
24 99 (13.56%) LAN
25 98 (13.42%) Service Delivery
26 94 (12.88%) SCCM
27 92 (12.60%) MCSE

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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
1 152 (20.82%) MS Exchange
2 85 (11.64%) SharePoint
3 56 (7.67%) IIS
4 39 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (3.84%) BizTalk Server
6 25 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (3.29%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.51%) MTS
9 10 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.41%) CMS
13 2 (0.27%) Apache
13 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.27%) JBoss
13 2 (0.27%) SAS
13 2 (0.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 146 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 233 (31.92%) Office 365
2 192 (26.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (9.18%) IaaS
4 57 (7.81%) PaaS
5 55 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
6 39 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (3.97%) Serverless
8 25 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.23%) SaaS
10 5 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.55%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.41%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 160 (21.92%) Firewall
2 119 (16.30%) DNS
3 104 (14.25%) WAN
4 99 (13.56%) LAN
5 91 (12.47%) DHCP
6 87 (11.92%) VPN
7 69 (9.45%) SAN
8 62 (8.49%) TCP/IP
9 43 (5.89%) VoIP
10 42 (5.75%) IPsec
11 40 (5.48%) SSL
12 31 (4.25%) Remote Desktop
12 31 (4.25%) Skype
13 27 (3.70%) VLAN
14 23 (3.15%) BGP
14 23 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (3.15%) OSPF
14 23 (3.15%) SNMP
15 22 (3.01%) Wireless
16 21 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.01%) NoSQL
3 14 (1.92%) Cosmos DB
3 14 (1.92%) Data Lake
3 14 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.51%) MySQL
6 5 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.14%) Big Data
9 1 (0.14%) DataStax
9 1 (0.14%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (8.36%) Visual Studio
2 47 (6.44%) Git (software)
3 43 (5.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.27%) Ant
5 2 (0.27%) Chocolatey
5 2 (0.27%) Subversion
5 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.14%) MSI
6 1 (0.14%) NUnit
General
1 76 (10.41%) Finance
2 31 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.60%) Retail
5 18 (2.47%) Marketing
6 9 (1.23%) Automotive
6 9 (1.23%) Legal
7 8 (1.10%) Games
8 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.82%) Law
9 4 (0.55%) Advertising
9 4 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Banking
10 2 (0.27%) French Language
10 2 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 135 (18.49%) Analyst
2 104 (14.25%) Support Engineer
3 100 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 89 (12.19%) IT Support
5 80 (10.96%) Support Analyst
6 72 (9.86%) IT Engineer
7 54 (7.40%) Architect
8 53 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 52 (7.12%) Consultant
10 39 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
11 38 (5.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 38 (5.21%) Developer
12 37 (5.07%) Service Analyst
13 34 (4.66%) Service Desk Analyst
14 33 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 33 (4.52%) Administrator
14 33 (4.52%) IT Analyst
15 32 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 31 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
17 29 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.71%) .NET
2 43 (5.89%) HTML
3 37 (5.07%) .NET Framework
3 37 (5.07%) Entity Framework
4 35 (4.79%) ASP.NET
4 35 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 34 (4.66%) CSS
6 30 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 28 (3.84%) WCF
8 20 (2.74%) LDAP
9 15 (2.05%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (1.92%) .NET Core
10 14 (1.92%) AngularJS
10 14 (1.92%) Backbone.js
11 13 (1.78%) Software Packaging
12 12 (1.64%) HTML5
13 11 (1.51%) COM+
13 11 (1.51%) DCOM
13 11 (1.51%) OAuth
14 8 (1.10%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 113 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 60 (8.22%) Self-Motivation
3 36 (4.93%) User Experience
4 31 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.84%) Driving Licence
5 28 (3.84%) PKI
6 27 (3.70%) Private Cloud
7 22 (3.01%) Clustering
8 21 (2.88%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.33%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (1.92%) Graphic Design
12 11 (1.51%) Replication
13 9 (1.23%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.23%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.10%) Mobile Games
15 7 (0.96%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.96%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.82%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 570 (78.08%) Windows
2 304 (41.64%) Windows Server
3 173 (23.70%) Windows 10
4 164 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 155 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 140 (19.18%) Windows 7
7 55 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (7.12%) Linux
9 39 (5.34%) Windows 8
10 26 (3.56%) Android
11 19 (2.60%) Windows XP
12 15 (2.05%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.96%) CentOS
13 7 (0.96%) Unix
14 6 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.82%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (24.25%) ITIL
2 118 (16.16%) Presales
3 98 (13.42%) Service Delivery
4 86 (11.78%) Project Management
5 69 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (8.77%) Migration
8 58 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 55 (7.53%) PRINCE2
10 46 (6.30%) Service Management
11 45 (6.16%) Customer Requirements
11 45 (6.16%) Line Management
12 43 (5.89%) Analytics
13 38 (5.21%) Web Development
14 35 (4.79%) CRM
14 35 (4.79%) MVC
15 33 (4.52%) ITIL V3
16 30 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (4.11%) Time Management
17 29 (3.97%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (20.27%) SQL
2 107 (14.66%) PowerShell
3 54 (7.40%) C#
4 40 (5.48%) T-SQL
5 36 (4.93%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.38%) VBScript
7 11 (1.51%) PHP
8 8 (1.10%) C++
9 5 (0.68%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.55%) VB
11 2 (0.27%) VBA
12 1 (0.14%) C
12 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 115 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (12.60%) MCSE
3 75 (10.27%) Degree
4 70 (9.59%) Security Cleared
5 66 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (6.44%) CCNP
6 47 (6.44%) MCSA
7 34 (4.66%) MCP
8 31 (4.25%) CCNA
9 29 (3.97%) MCITP
10 25 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (3.29%) SC Cleared
12 18 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (2.19%) PMI Certification
13 16 (2.19%) PMP
14 14 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.92%) NVQ Level 3
15 8 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.96%) VCP5
17 6 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.40%) SLA
2 26 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.74%) COBIT
4 8 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.96%) PMO
6 2 (0.27%) GDPR
6 2 (0.27%) QA
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 184 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 64 (8.77%) XenApp
4 60 (8.22%) XenDesktop
5 54 (7.40%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (6.16%) vSphere
7 42 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (3.84%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.23%) BitLocker
11 9 (1.23%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.23%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.96%) Firmware
12 7 (0.96%) Squid
13 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.68%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.55%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (12.88%) SCCM
2 40 (5.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (4.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 34 (4.66%) SCOrch
4 33 (4.52%) SCVMM
5 29 (3.97%) Backup Exec
6 25 (3.42%) WSUS
7 23 (3.15%) SCDPM
8 21 (2.88%) SCSM
9 14 (1.92%) AirWatch
10 13 (1.78%) SCOM
11 12 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
13 7 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 450 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 323 (44.25%) VMware
3 181 (24.79%) Citrix
4 113 (15.48%) Cisco
5 50 (6.85%) HP
6 48 (6.58%) Veeam
7 39 (5.34%) Juniper
8 37 (5.07%) Fortinet
9 31 (4.25%) CheckPoint
10 30 (4.11%) F5
11 25 (3.42%) Google
12 20 (2.74%) NetApp
12 20 (2.74%) Symantec
13 17 (2.33%) Capita
13 17 (2.33%) Dell
14 16 (2.19%) Apple
14 16 (2.19%) CA
15 15 (2.05%) MobileIron
16 14 (1.92%) Brocade
17 11 (1.51%) SolarWinds