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

Microsoft Active Directory
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 36 26
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 596 601 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.11% 5.96% 7.03%
As % of the System Software category 49.58% 52.17% 61.39%
Number of salaries quoted 467 510 693
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £33,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.96% +9.84% -8.96%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,000 £20,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,625 £52,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 1,202 1,152 1,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.35% 11.42% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 870 919 1,011
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,625 £57,500 £55,000
England 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 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +13 284 £40,000 +6.67% 32
Coventry +6 68 £35,000 -2.78% 10
Solihull +7 55 £40,750 +39.32% 6
Worcestershire +9 41 £29,500 +10.28% 7
Warwickshire +30 33 £31,000 -6.06% 9
Staffordshire +2 28 £32,500 +18.18% 14
Shropshire -21 26 £22,250 -36.43% 3
Wolverhampton +14 22 £35,000 - 4
Herefordshire -1 7 £45,000 +87.57% 2
Walsall -6 6 £24,500 -57.39% 1
Sutton Coldfield -22 5 £47,500 +137.50% 2
Halesowen +32 4 £24,000 - 1
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 - 2
Wednesbury 0 1 £26,000 +9.47%
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Dudley - 1 £26,000 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 478 (80.20%) Windows
2 380 (63.76%) Microsoft
3 283 (47.48%) VMware
4 267 (44.80%) Windows Server
5 220 (36.91%) Office 365
6 202 (33.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 172 (28.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 169 (28.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 165 (27.68%) Hyper-V
10 150 (25.17%) MS Exchange
11 148 (24.83%) DNS
12 139 (23.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 139 (23.32%) ITIL
13 138 (23.15%) Cisco
14 136 (22.82%) DHCP
15 133 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 130 (21.81%) Microsoft Office
17 129 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 125 (20.97%) Firewall
19 124 (20.81%) Data Centre
20 121 (20.30%) Citrix
21 119 (19.97%) SCCM
22 115 (19.30%) MCSE
23 114 (19.13%) Windows 7
24 113 (18.96%) SQL
25 112 (18.79%) Amazon AWS
26 110 (18.46%) SQL Server
27 103 (17.28%) HP
28 96 (16.11%) TCP/IP
29 95 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 150 (25.17%) MS Exchange
2 67 (11.24%) SharePoint
3 38 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 31 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.52%) SharePoint Server
6 18 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.85%) IIS
8 11 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.51%) Apache
10 6 (1.01%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.67%) Confluence
12 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 130 (21.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Workfront
4 1 (0.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 220 (36.91%) Office 365
2 172 (28.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (18.79%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (6.21%) Serverless
5 33 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 31 (5.20%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (5.20%) Amazon S3
6 31 (5.20%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (4.36%) Amazon EMR
7 26 (4.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 26 (4.36%) Amazon SQS
8 16 (2.68%) IaaS
9 9 (1.51%) SaaS
9 9 (1.51%) Yammer
10 7 (1.17%) PaaS
11 6 (1.01%) Azure Functions
12 5 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.84%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.84%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 148 (24.83%) DNS
2 136 (22.82%) DHCP
3 125 (20.97%) Firewall
4 96 (16.11%) TCP/IP
5 78 (13.09%) WAN
6 72 (12.08%) Network Security
7 68 (11.41%) LAN
8 59 (9.90%) SAN
9 48 (8.05%) VPN
10 29 (4.87%) Remote Desktop
11 27 (4.53%) VLAN
11 27 (4.53%) VoIP
12 25 (4.19%) IPsec
13 24 (4.03%) Internet
14 15 (2.52%) MPLS
14 15 (2.52%) Skype
15 14 (2.35%) NAS
15 14 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (2.18%) HTTP
17 10 (1.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.03%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.53%) Cosmos DB
3 27 (4.53%) RDBMS
4 26 (4.36%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (4.36%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (1.34%) MySQL
6 6 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.34%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.17%) Redis
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.01%) Git (software)
1 12 (2.01%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.34%) JIRA
5 2 (0.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.17%) GitLab
6 1 (0.17%) Hudson
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) NUnit
6 1 (0.17%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.17%) webpack
General
1 49 (8.22%) Finance
2 23 (3.86%) Retail
3 22 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.51%) Publishing
6 7 (1.17%) Marketing
7 5 (0.84%) Advertising
8 4 (0.67%) Automotive
9 2 (0.34%) French Language
9 2 (0.34%) Games
9 2 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 109 (18.29%) Analyst
2 104 (17.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 85 (14.26%) Architect
4 65 (10.91%) Support Analyst
5 60 (10.07%) IT Support
6 59 (9.90%) Support Engineer
7 53 (8.89%) Technical Architect
8 44 (7.38%) IT Engineer
9 37 (6.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
11 31 (5.20%) Cloud Architect
12 30 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
12 30 (5.03%) Technical Leader
13 28 (4.70%) Team Leader
14 27 (4.53%) 1st Line Support
15 26 (4.36%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 25 (4.19%) IT Analyst
17 23 (3.86%) IT Support Analyst
17 23 (3.86%) Service Analyst
17 23 (3.86%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.54%) Web Services
2 25 (4.19%) .NET
3 21 (3.52%) ASP.NET
4 20 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (1.68%) AngularJS
5 10 (1.68%) Backbone.js
5 10 (1.68%) Entity Framework
6 9 (1.51%) LINQ
6 9 (1.51%) WPF
7 7 (1.17%) Node.js
8 6 (1.01%) LDAP
9 5 (0.84%) Middleware
9 5 (0.84%) SAML
9 5 (0.84%) Spring
10 3 (0.50%) CSS
10 3 (0.50%) HTML
10 3 (0.50%) WSH
10 3 (0.50%) XML
11 2 (0.34%) COM
11 2 (0.34%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 124 (20.81%) Data Centre
2 60 (10.07%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.02%) Driving Licence
5 17 (2.85%) HP StoreVirtual
6 16 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 15 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.85%) Clustering
9 10 (1.68%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.68%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.51%) SCADA
11 7 (1.17%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.01%) CCTV
12 6 (1.01%) Replication
13 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.67%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.67%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 478 (80.20%) Windows
2 267 (44.80%) Windows Server
3 169 (28.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 129 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 114 (19.13%) Windows 7
6 95 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 80 (13.42%) Windows 10
8 64 (10.74%) Linux
9 57 (9.56%) Windows 8
10 24 (4.03%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.51%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.51%) Unix
12 7 (1.17%) SUSE
12 7 (1.17%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.67%) Android
13 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.34%) CentOS
15 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (23.32%) ITIL
2 133 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 94 (15.77%) Presales
4 89 (14.93%) Project Management
5 70 (11.74%) Service Delivery
6 55 (9.23%) Service Management
7 51 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (7.72%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 44 (7.38%) Data Protection
10 39 (6.54%) Enterprise Architecture
11 38 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
12 37 (6.21%) DevOps
13 34 (5.70%) Server Virtualisation
14 33 (5.54%) Customer Requirements
15 32 (5.37%) ITIL V3
15 32 (5.37%) Line Management
16 31 (5.20%) Root Cause Analysis
17 30 (5.03%) Patch Management
18 29 (4.87%) Web Filtering
19 28 (4.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 113 (18.96%) SQL
2 48 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.03%) Python
4 23 (3.86%) PL/SQL
5 20 (3.36%) Java
5 20 (3.36%) Shell Script
6 19 (3.19%) Scala
7 17 (2.85%) C#
8 15 (2.52%) VBScript
9 12 (2.01%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.50%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.34%) C
11 2 (0.34%) R
11 2 (0.34%) VB
12 1 (0.17%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 139 (23.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (19.30%) MCSE
3 59 (9.90%) MCSA
4 58 (9.73%) Security Cleared
5 43 (7.21%) Degree
6 40 (6.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 35 (5.87%) MCITP
8 33 (5.54%) MCP
9 32 (5.37%) ITIL Certification
10 26 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (2.35%) CCNA
12 13 (2.18%) CCNP
13 12 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (1.68%) CISSP
15 6 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.01%) SC Cleared
16 5 (0.84%) CISM
16 5 (0.84%) GIAC
16 5 (0.84%) ISEB
16 5 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.38%) SLA
2 43 (7.21%) GDPR
3 20 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.01%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.84%) COBIT
6 5 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.67%) QA
8 1 (0.17%) IASME
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 202 (33.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 165 (27.68%) Hyper-V
3 36 (6.04%) vSphere
4 28 (4.70%) XenApp
5 25 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (4.03%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.02%) Terminal Services
8 17 (2.85%) Forefront TMG
9 16 (2.68%) XenServer
10 13 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.34%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.01%) Docker
13 5 (0.84%) Firmware
13 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 119 (19.97%) SCCM
2 40 (6.71%) WSUS
3 32 (5.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 26 (4.36%) SCOM
5 14 (2.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 12 (2.01%) Backup Exec
7 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.51%) SCOrch
8 9 (1.51%) SCVMM
9 7 (1.17%) Ansible
10 6 (1.01%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.01%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.01%) Terraform
11 5 (0.84%) Mesos
11 5 (0.84%) rkt
11 5 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 380 (63.76%) Microsoft
2 283 (47.48%) VMware
3 138 (23.15%) Cisco
4 121 (20.30%) Citrix
5 103 (17.28%) HP
6 84 (14.09%) NetApp
7 72 (12.08%) Dell
8 49 (8.22%) McAfee
9 38 (6.38%) Symantec
10 36 (6.04%) IBM
11 31 (5.20%) Forcepoint
12 30 (5.03%) CheckPoint
13 20 (3.36%) 3PAR
13 20 (3.36%) SonicWALL
14 19 (3.19%) EqualLogic
15 16 (2.68%) Nimble Storage
15 16 (2.68%) Veeam
16 14 (2.35%) Juniper
17 13 (2.18%) Fortinet
18 12 (2.01%) Remedy