Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 38 26
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 +12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 593 615 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.75% 6.12% 7.12%
As % of the System Software category 50.81% 54.72% 62.88%
Number of salaries quoted 469 541 739
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £33,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.35% -7.84%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,000 £20,350
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
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 1,167 1,124 1,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.28% 11.18% 11.33%
Number of salaries quoted 852 925 1,067
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,375 £55,000 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +14 291 £40,000 +3.90% 29
Coventry +5 63 £30,000 -17.81% 9
Solihull +1 39 £42,500 +63.46% 6
Worcestershire +11 36 £27,500 -8.33% 9
Shropshire -4 30 £24,000 -31.43% 6
Wolverhampton +19 29 £34,000 -6.85% 3
Warwickshire +18 28 £30,000 - 12
Staffordshire -12 27 £30,000 +13.21% 7
Herefordshire +15 8 £37,500 +66.70% 2
Sutton Coldfield -14 7 £47,500 +137.50% 1
Walsall -4 6 £24,500 -32.88%
Wednesbury 0 3 £26,500 +11.58%
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 - 2
Halesowen +23 1 £21,500 - 2
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 492 (82.97%) Windows
2 338 (57.00%) Microsoft
3 285 (48.06%) Windows Server
4 264 (44.52%) VMware
5 213 (35.92%) Office 365
6 184 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 176 (29.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 164 (27.66%) MS Exchange
9 152 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 145 (24.45%) ITIL
11 141 (23.78%) Windows 7
12 138 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 136 (22.93%) Cisco
13 136 (22.93%) Firewall
14 134 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
15 132 (22.26%) DNS
16 130 (21.92%) Hyper-V
17 123 (20.74%) Microsoft Office
18 122 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 121 (20.40%) SQL
20 120 (20.24%) Citrix
21 117 (19.73%) DHCP
22 113 (19.06%) SQL Server
23 111 (18.72%) MCSE
24 101 (17.03%) Data Centre
25 97 (16.36%) TCP/IP
26 94 (15.85%) Windows 10
27 92 (15.51%) Project Management
28 89 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
29 88 (14.84%) WAN

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
1 164 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 54 (9.11%) SharePoint
3 40 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (3.71%) IIS
6 21 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.85%) Apache
7 11 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.69%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.17%) JBoss
11 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 123 (20.74%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 213 (35.92%) Office 365
2 152 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.88%) Serverless
6 22 (3.71%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (3.71%) Amazon S3
6 22 (3.71%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (3.04%) Amazon EMR
7 18 (3.04%) Amazon Kinesis
7 18 (3.04%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (1.69%) IaaS
8 10 (1.69%) SaaS
9 6 (1.01%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.01%) Yammer
10 4 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.67%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 136 (22.93%) Firewall
2 132 (22.26%) DNS
3 117 (19.73%) DHCP
4 97 (16.36%) TCP/IP
5 88 (14.84%) WAN
6 77 (12.98%) LAN
7 76 (12.82%) SAN
8 57 (9.61%) VPN
9 53 (8.94%) Network Security
10 42 (7.08%) IPsec
11 35 (5.90%) VoIP
12 32 (5.40%) Remote Desktop
13 30 (5.06%) Internet
14 24 (4.05%) VLAN
15 20 (3.37%) SSL
16 16 (2.70%) Skype
17 15 (2.53%) NAS
18 14 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
19 13 (2.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (19.06%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.22%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.37%) Cosmos DB
4 19 (3.20%) RDBMS
5 18 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (3.04%) Amazon Redshift
6 13 (2.19%) MySQL
7 7 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.34%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.34%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.17%) GDB
4 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.17%) NUnit
4 1 (0.17%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.17%) Subversion
4 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (12.14%) Finance
2 28 (4.72%) Manufacturing
3 27 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.87%) Retail
5 7 (1.18%) Legal
5 7 (1.18%) Publishing
6 6 (1.01%) Automotive
7 5 (0.84%) Banking
8 4 (0.67%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) Back Office
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 2 (0.34%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 115 (19.39%) Analyst
2 83 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 81 (13.66%) Support Engineer
4 70 (11.80%) IT Support
5 69 (11.64%) Support Analyst
6 66 (11.13%) Architect
7 52 (8.77%) IT Engineer
8 42 (7.08%) Technical Architect
9 35 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (5.23%) 1st Line Support
11 26 (4.38%) IT Analyst
11 26 (4.38%) IT Support Engineer
12 25 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
12 25 (4.22%) Desktop Support
12 25 (4.22%) Help Desk Engineer
12 25 (4.22%) Help Desk Support
12 25 (4.22%) Help Desk Support Engineer
13 24 (4.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (4.05%) Service Analyst
13 24 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.06%) Web Services
2 26 (4.38%) .NET
3 16 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (1.85%) LDAP
6 10 (1.69%) Entity Framework
7 7 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.84%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.84%) Backbone.js
8 5 (0.84%) HTML
8 5 (0.84%) Middleware
8 5 (0.84%) Node.js
9 4 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.67%) CSS
9 4 (0.67%) SAML
10 3 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (0.51%) LINQ
10 3 (0.51%) Spring
10 3 (0.51%) WPF
11 2 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 101 (17.03%) Data Centre
2 70 (11.80%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.87%) HP StoreVirtual
6 14 (2.36%) Clustering
6 14 (2.36%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.69%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.69%) PKI
7 10 (1.69%) Replication
7 10 (1.69%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.52%) AS400
9 6 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.84%) iSeries
10 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.67%) Fintech
12 3 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 492 (82.97%) Windows
2 285 (48.06%) Windows Server
3 184 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 141 (23.78%) Windows 7
5 138 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (15.85%) Windows 10
7 89 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (10.12%) Windows 8
9 52 (8.77%) Linux
10 29 (4.89%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.35%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.35%) Unix
13 7 (1.18%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.18%) SUSE
14 6 (1.01%) Android
15 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.17%) CentOS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (24.45%) ITIL
2 122 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 92 (15.51%) Project Management
4 77 (12.98%) Presales
5 63 (10.62%) Service Management
6 52 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (8.60%) Service Delivery
8 39 (6.58%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 38 (6.41%) ITIL V3
9 38 (6.41%) PRINCE2
10 34 (5.73%) Line Management
11 33 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
12 32 (5.40%) Server Virtualisation
13 31 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (4.72%) DevOps
15 27 (4.55%) Migration
15 27 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
16 26 (4.38%) Customer Requirements
17 25 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
18 24 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (20.40%) SQL
2 54 (9.11%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.20%) VBScript
4 17 (2.87%) Python
5 16 (2.70%) PL/SQL
6 14 (2.36%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.19%) C#
7 13 (2.19%) Java
7 13 (2.19%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.02%) Scala
9 11 (1.85%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.01%) VB
11 5 (0.84%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.34%) C
13 1 (0.17%) PHP
13 1 (0.17%) R
13 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 134 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (18.72%) MCSE
3 58 (9.78%) Security Cleared
4 54 (9.11%) MCSA
5 46 (7.76%) MCP
6 45 (7.59%) Degree
7 41 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (4.72%) MCITP
8 28 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (3.88%) CCNA
10 19 (3.20%) CCNP
11 18 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.69%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.35%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.35%) PMI Certification
15 8 (1.35%) PMP
16 7 (1.18%) CISSP
17 5 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.75%) SLA
2 28 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.71%) GDPR
4 14 (2.36%) COBIT
5 7 (1.18%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.34%) QA
9 1 (0.17%) IASME
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 176 (29.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (21.92%) Hyper-V
3 41 (6.91%) vSphere
4 29 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (3.88%) XenApp
6 22 (3.71%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.87%) Forefront TMG
8 16 (2.70%) Terminal Services
9 11 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.85%) XenServer
10 8 (1.35%) VMware NSX
11 7 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.84%) Docker
12 5 (0.84%) Firmware
13 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.17%) Squid
15 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 82 (13.83%) SCCM
2 37 (6.24%) WSUS
3 16 (2.70%) SCOM
4 12 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.85%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.35%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.84%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.67%) Ansible
9 4 (0.67%) Mesos
9 4 (0.67%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.67%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (0.67%) rkt
9 4 (0.67%) Terraform
10 3 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 338 (57.00%) Microsoft
2 264 (44.52%) VMware
3 136 (22.93%) Cisco
4 120 (20.24%) Citrix
5 84 (14.17%) HP
6 64 (10.79%) NetApp
7 40 (6.75%) Dell
8 38 (6.41%) CheckPoint
9 23 (3.88%) Fortinet
10 22 (3.71%) McAfee
11 20 (3.37%) Juniper
12 18 (3.04%) Symantec
12 18 (3.04%) Veeam
13 17 (2.87%) IBM
13 17 (2.87%) SonicWALL
14 16 (2.70%) 3PAR
14 16 (2.70%) F5
15 15 (2.53%) Nimble Storage
16 13 (2.19%) CA
16 13 (2.19%) Forcepoint