Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 302 728 691
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.66% 9.18% 7.22%
As % of the System Software category 44.28% 54.37% 52.59%
Number of salaries quoted 277 600 559
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -5.11%
10th Percentile £24,800 £22,225 £20,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £52,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +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 682 1,339 1,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.30% 16.89% 13.72%
Number of salaries quoted 551 1,075 940
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +9.20%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 2020. 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 -19 96 £44,500 +11.25% 10
Solihull -6 50 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Warwickshire +45 36 £35,750 -7.14% 3
Staffordshire -14 34 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Shropshire +34 24 £32,500 +39.78% 3
Coventry -4 18 £35,000 +14.75%
Worcestershire +11 13 £27,500 -33.81% 4
Herefordshire +20 9 £52,500 +81.03% 5
Willenhall - 6 £26,250 -
Sutton Coldfield +12 5 £45,000 +38.46%
West Bromwich 0 4 £43,750 -
Dudley +18 3 £23,000 -8.00%
Halesowen +4 2 £25,500 -1.92%
Walsall -7 2 £75,000 +172.73%
Wolverhampton +3 1 £75,000 +172.73%
Stourbridge +1 1 £75,000 +248.84%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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.

1 247 (81.79%) Windows
2 212 (70.20%) Microsoft
3 173 (57.28%) VMware
4 156 (51.66%) Office 365
5 134 (44.37%) Azure
6 117 (38.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 117 (38.74%) Windows Server
7 109 (36.09%) Hyper-V
8 97 (32.12%) DNS
9 88 (29.14%) DHCP
9 88 (29.14%) Citrix
10 78 (25.83%) ITIL
11 75 (24.83%) TCP/IP
12 73 (24.17%) MS Exchange
13 71 (23.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 67 (22.19%) Cisco
15 65 (21.52%) Microsoft Certification
16 64 (21.19%) Firewall
17 62 (20.53%) SQL Server
17 62 (20.53%) Windows 10
18 54 (17.88%) Problem-Solving
19 52 (17.22%) SQL
19 52 (17.22%) PowerShell
20 51 (16.89%) Data Centre
21 50 (16.56%) SCCM
21 50 (16.56%) SAN
22 49 (16.23%) Dell
23 47 (15.56%) MCSA
24 46 (15.23%) LAN
25 44 (14.57%) 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 73 (24.17%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (6.62%) SharePoint
4 19 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.98%) IIS
5 9 (2.98%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.99%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.32%) Apache
9 3 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.66%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 156 (51.66%) Office 365
2 134 (44.37%) Azure
3 33 (10.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (10.60%) IaaS
5 22 (7.28%) PaaS
6 17 (5.63%) AWS
7 11 (3.64%) OneDrive
8 10 (3.31%) SaaS
9 7 (2.32%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.99%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.33%) G Suite
12 1 (0.33%) GCP
12 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 97 (32.12%) DNS
2 88 (29.14%) DHCP
3 75 (24.83%) TCP/IP
4 64 (21.19%) Firewall
5 50 (16.56%) SAN
6 46 (15.23%) LAN
7 41 (13.58%) WAN
8 39 (12.91%) VPN
9 23 (7.62%) Remote Desktop
10 18 (5.96%) VLAN
11 14 (4.64%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (4.64%) iSCSI
12 11 (3.64%) Wireless
13 10 (3.31%) Internet
14 9 (2.98%) VoIP
15 7 (2.32%) Network Security
15 7 (2.32%) Skype
16 6 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (1.32%) NetScaler
18 3 (0.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.32%) Informix
7 4 (1.32%) Power BI
8 3 (0.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.99%) Big Data
8 3 (0.99%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.99%) DB2
8 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.66%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 28 (9.27%) Finance
2 14 (4.64%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.97%) Games
4 9 (2.98%) Marketing
4 9 (2.98%) Retail
5 5 (1.66%) Automotive
6 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.99%) Law
7 3 (0.99%) Legal
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Back Office
8 2 (0.66%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (18.21%) Analyst
2 50 (16.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (9.60%) IT Engineer
4 26 (8.61%) Administrator
5 25 (8.28%) IT Support
6 22 (7.28%) Support Analyst
6 22 (7.28%) Support Engineer
7 17 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (4.64%) Consultant
8 14 (4.64%) Infrastructure Support
8 14 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (4.30%) IT Analyst
10 12 (3.97%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
11 11 (3.64%) Network Engineer
12 10 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (2.98%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.98%) LDAP
2 6 (1.99%) .NET
3 4 (1.32%) Web Services
4 3 (0.99%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.99%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (0.99%) Entity Framework
4 3 (0.99%) Middleware
4 3 (0.99%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (0.99%) SAML
5 2 (0.66%) iBATIS
5 2 (0.66%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Spring
5 2 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.33%) Node.js
6 1 (0.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.89%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.28%) Clustering
4 23 (7.62%) Enterprise Storage
4 23 (7.62%) Management Information System
4 23 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.97%) Replication
6 7 (2.32%) Device Driver
7 6 (1.99%) FMCG
8 5 (1.66%) User Experience
9 4 (1.32%) Handset
9 4 (1.32%) PKI
9 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.66%) CCTV
11 2 (0.66%) CMDB
11 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.66%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 247 (81.79%) Windows
2 117 (38.74%) Windows Server
3 62 (20.53%) Windows 10
4 34 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (7.62%) Windows 7
7 22 (7.28%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (5.30%) Linux
9 6 (1.99%) Unix
10 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.66%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.99%) HPUX
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.33%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.33%) Solaris
14 1 (0.33%) VMS
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.83%) ITIL
2 71 (23.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 54 (17.88%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (12.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (12.25%) Change Management
6 29 (9.60%) Change Control
7 28 (9.27%) Process Improvement
8 23 (7.62%) Information Security
9 22 (7.28%) Line Management
10 21 (6.95%) Problem Management
11 20 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (6.62%) Server Management
12 19 (6.29%) Patch Management
12 19 (6.29%) Service Delivery
13 18 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (5.96%) Project Delivery
13 18 (5.96%) Security Management
13 18 (5.96%) Service Management
14 17 (5.63%) Project Management
15 16 (5.30%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.22%) PowerShell
1 52 (17.22%) SQL
2 9 (2.98%) VBScript
3 7 (2.32%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.32%) C
4 4 (1.32%) C#
5 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
6 2 (0.66%) Java
6 2 (0.66%) R
6 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.33%) KiXtart
7 1 (0.33%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (21.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (15.56%) MCSA
3 44 (14.57%) MCSE
4 18 (5.96%) Degree
5 14 (4.64%) Server+ Certification
5 14 (4.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.99%) CCNA
8 6 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.99%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.66%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.66%) MCP
10 4 (1.32%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.99%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.66%) CISM
12 2 (0.66%) CISSP
12 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.60%) SLA
2 23 (7.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.98%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.32%) GDPR
5 5 (1.66%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.99%) QA
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 117 (38.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (36.09%) Hyper-V
3 24 (7.95%) XenApp
4 23 (7.62%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (7.62%) vSphere
5 12 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.32%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.99%) Docker
10 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.66%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.66%) vCloud
10 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.66%) Xen
11 1 (0.33%) NFS
11 1 (0.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 50 (16.56%) SCCM
2 28 (9.27%) SCOM
3 19 (6.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (5.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (3.97%) WSUS
6 8 (2.65%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.65%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (2.65%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.32%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.32%) SCSM
8 4 (1.32%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.32%) Terraform
8 4 (1.32%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.99%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.99%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.66%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.33%) rkt
Vendors
1 212 (70.20%) Microsoft
2 173 (57.28%) VMware
3 88 (29.14%) Citrix
4 67 (22.19%) Cisco
5 49 (16.23%) Dell
6 40 (13.25%) NetApp
7 23 (7.62%) EqualLogic
8 18 (5.96%) Veeam
9 17 (5.63%) HP
10 10 (3.31%) Palo Alto
10 10 (3.31%) Symantec
11 9 (2.98%) McAfee
12 8 (2.65%) Adobe
12 8 (2.65%) Oracle
13 6 (1.99%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.99%) Remedy
14 5 (1.66%) EMC
14 5 (1.66%) Juniper
14 5 (1.66%) Siemens
14 5 (1.66%) SonicWALL