Period
to 20 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 30 35
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 699 667 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.07% 6.51% 5.53%
As % of the System Software category 53.16% 57.80% 54.73%
Number of salaries quoted 551 550 560
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.69% -1.54% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 1,315 1,154 1,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.29% 11.26% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 966 891 886
West Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £22,875 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,879 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 February 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 February 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 -5 214 £35,000 +1.45% 28
Coventry +25 123 £50,000 +83.49% 14
Shropshire +15 63 £25,750 -2.83% 1
Solihull -5 58 £29,500 -9.23% 5
Warwickshire +8 57 £33,750 +12.50% 11
Staffordshire -8 56 £32,000 -5.88% 13
Wolverhampton +9 40 £31,000 +24.00% 11
Worcestershire +6 29 £28,500 +18.75% 6
Halesowen -23 16 £19,250 -48.67%
Walsall -3 11 £30,000 +4.35% 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 8 £31,500 +38.46% 7
West Bromwich -2 5 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Herefordshire +9 3 £21,000 -28.81% 1
Dudley +6 2 £30,000 +15.38% 2
Wednesbury - 1 £24,000 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 562 (80.40%) Windows
2 436 (62.37%) Microsoft
3 343 (49.07%) VMware
4 297 (42.49%) Windows Server
5 209 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 203 (29.04%) Citrix
7 200 (28.61%) Office 365
8 181 (25.89%) MS Exchange
9 171 (24.46%) ITIL
9 171 (24.46%) Firewall
10 161 (23.03%) Hyper-V
10 161 (23.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 157 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 154 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 137 (19.60%) Microsoft Office
14 128 (18.31%) Windows 10
15 124 (17.74%) Cisco
16 121 (17.31%) DNS
17 118 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
18 116 (16.60%) Windows 7
19 112 (16.02%) Data Centre
20 107 (15.31%) LAN
21 104 (14.88%) WAN
22 96 (13.73%) SQL
23 93 (13.30%) Presales
24 92 (13.16%) SAN
25 86 (12.30%) DHCP
26 80 (11.44%) Service Delivery
27 78 (11.16%) MCSE
28 75 (10.73%) SharePoint

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
1 181 (25.89%) MS Exchange
2 75 (10.73%) SharePoint
3 52 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (7.01%) IIS
5 29 (4.15%) Skype for Business
6 21 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (2.58%) Apache
8 11 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.29%) CMS
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.29%) SAS
12 2 (0.29%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.14%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 137 (19.60%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.43%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 200 (28.61%) Office 365
2 161 (23.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (7.73%) IaaS
4 46 (6.58%) PaaS
5 40 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
6 27 (3.86%) Serverless
7 25 (3.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.00%) SaaS
10 6 (0.86%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.29%) Yammer
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.14%) G Suite
13 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 171 (24.46%) Firewall
2 121 (17.31%) DNS
3 107 (15.31%) LAN
4 104 (14.88%) WAN
5 92 (13.16%) SAN
6 86 (12.30%) DHCP
7 73 (10.44%) VPN
8 72 (10.30%) TCP/IP
9 35 (5.01%) VoIP
10 34 (4.86%) Skype
10 34 (4.86%) SSL
11 33 (4.72%) IPsec
12 31 (4.43%) Remote Desktop
13 30 (4.29%) NAS
14 21 (3.00%) SNMP
15 19 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (2.72%) Wireless
16 18 (2.58%) Internet
16 18 (2.58%) VLAN
17 17 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.86%) MySQL
3 21 (3.00%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (1.00%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.14%) Big Data
9 1 (0.14%) DataStax
9 1 (0.14%) MS Access
9 1 (0.14%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.58%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.43%) Subversion
6 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Ant
7 1 (0.14%) Chocolatey
7 1 (0.14%) GitLab
7 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.14%) NUnit
General
1 67 (9.59%) Finance
2 26 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.58%) Marketing
3 18 (2.58%) Retail
4 14 (2.00%) Games
5 13 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.57%) Automotive
7 7 (1.00%) Advertising
7 7 (1.00%) Law
8 6 (0.86%) Legal
9 3 (0.43%) Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 158 (22.60%) Analyst
2 104 (14.88%) Support Engineer
3 93 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 88 (12.59%) Support Analyst
5 65 (9.30%) IT Engineer
6 64 (9.16%) IT Support
7 50 (7.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 44 (6.29%) Service Analyst
9 43 (6.15%) Architect
10 42 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
11 40 (5.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 40 (5.72%) 3rd Line Support
11 40 (5.72%) Consultant
12 33 (4.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 33 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
13 29 (4.15%) Administrator
13 29 (4.15%) Desktop Support
14 28 (4.01%) 1st Line Support
15 27 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
16 26 (3.72%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.58%) HTML
2 31 (4.43%) .NET
3 27 (3.86%) ASP.NET
3 27 (3.86%) CSS
4 26 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (3.58%) .NET Framework
5 25 (3.58%) Entity Framework
6 21 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (3.00%) WCF
7 16 (2.29%) HTML5
8 14 (2.00%) Apache Flex
8 14 (2.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 12 (1.72%) LDAP
9 12 (1.72%) Software Packaging
10 8 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (1.00%) .NET Core
11 7 (1.00%) 802.1X
11 7 (1.00%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.00%) Backbone.js
12 6 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (16.02%) Data Centre
2 44 (6.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 36 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 31 (4.43%) Clustering
5 29 (4.15%) Driving Licence
6 26 (3.72%) Private Cloud
7 24 (3.43%) User Experience
8 23 (3.29%) PKI
9 21 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (2.00%) Mobile Games
10 14 (2.00%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.57%) Smartphone
12 10 (1.43%) BBC
12 10 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.29%) Computer Science
14 8 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.00%) Algorithms
15 7 (1.00%) Graphic Design
15 7 (1.00%) Handset
16 6 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 562 (80.40%) Windows
2 297 (42.49%) Windows Server
3 157 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 154 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (18.31%) Windows 10
6 116 (16.60%) Windows 7
7 61 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (7.73%) Linux
9 35 (5.01%) Windows 8
10 27 (3.86%) Android
11 18 (2.58%) Apple iOS
12 15 (2.15%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.86%) CentOS
14 6 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.72%) Unix
15 5 (0.72%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (24.46%) ITIL
2 93 (13.30%) Presales
3 80 (11.44%) Service Delivery
4 64 (9.16%) Project Management
5 60 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 54 (7.73%) Migration
7 46 (6.58%) Line Management
7 46 (6.58%) PRINCE2
8 44 (6.29%) Service Management
9 42 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (5.44%) Problem Management
11 37 (5.29%) Web Development
12 36 (5.15%) Analytics
12 36 (5.15%) Customer Requirements
13 34 (4.86%) Change Management
14 30 (4.29%) Business Continuity
15 29 (4.15%) CRM
16 28 (4.01%) ITIL V3
17 26 (3.72%) MVC
18 25 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (13.73%) SQL
2 71 (10.16%) PowerShell
3 43 (6.15%) C#
4 27 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.43%) PHP
6 14 (2.00%) C++
7 12 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.57%) VBScript
9 10 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.43%) C
12 2 (0.29%) VBA
13 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 118 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (11.16%) MCSE
3 69 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (7.30%) Degree
4 51 (7.30%) Security Cleared
5 50 (7.15%) MCSA
6 43 (6.15%) CCNA
7 42 (6.01%) CCNP
8 29 (4.15%) MCITP
8 29 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (3.29%) MCP
10 20 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 18 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (1.86%) NVQ Level 3
13 12 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.29%) PMI Certification
14 9 (1.29%) PMP
15 7 (1.00%) CCIE
15 7 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.30%) SLA
2 23 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.43%) COBIT
4 7 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.72%) PMO
6 2 (0.29%) QA
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 209 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 161 (23.03%) Hyper-V
3 53 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
4 48 (6.87%) XenApp
5 44 (6.29%) vSphere
6 39 (5.58%) XenDesktop
7 28 (4.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (1.29%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.14%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.86%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.86%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.72%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.72%) Squid
15 2 (0.29%) Firmware
15 2 (0.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 69 (9.87%) SCCM
2 31 (4.43%) WSUS
3 28 (4.01%) Backup Exec
4 27 (3.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (3.86%) SCOrch
5 26 (3.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 20 (2.86%) SCOM
6 20 (2.86%) SCVMM
7 13 (1.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 13 (1.86%) SCDPM
8 11 (1.57%) SCSM
9 10 (1.43%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.14%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
11 7 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.43%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 436 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 343 (49.07%) VMware
3 203 (29.04%) Citrix
4 124 (17.74%) Cisco
5 53 (7.58%) HP
6 46 (6.58%) Veeam
7 43 (6.15%) Dell
7 43 (6.15%) NetApp
8 40 (5.72%) Juniper
9 28 (4.01%) EqualLogic
10 27 (3.86%) Fortinet
11 23 (3.29%) SolarWinds
12 22 (3.15%) Google
13 21 (3.00%) F5
13 21 (3.00%) Symantec
14 18 (2.58%) Remedy
15 17 (2.43%) Capita
15 17 (2.43%) CheckPoint
16 13 (1.86%) Apple
17 12 (1.72%) Red Hat