Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 25 36
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 607 799 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.95% 7.01% 5.87%
As % of the System Software category 52.10% 61.27% 62.03%
Number of salaries quoted 512 682 600
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £30,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.67% -10.45% -4.29%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,025 £20,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1165 1304 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.42% 11.44% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 927 1000 855
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.41%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,050 £62,500
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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -11 228 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Coventry +11 72 £35,500 +30.28% 11
Shropshire +12 66 £35,000 +25.00% 10
Staffordshire -21 48 £27,500 +1.85% 6
Solihull +1 45 £29,250 -7.14% 3
Warwickshire -8 43 £33,000 +10.00% 7
Worcestershire -11 29 £26,750 +11.46% 2
Wolverhampton +8 13 £35,000 +34.62% 6
Halesowen -29 13 - - 2
West Bromwich -7 8 £40,000 +15.94%
Herefordshire -4 7 £23,991 -15.08%
Walsall -6 7 £57,500 +121.15%
Wednesbury - 4 £23,750 -
Sutton Coldfield -3 2 £20,000 -11.11%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 500 (82.37%) Windows
2 402 (66.23%) Microsoft
3 320 (52.72%) VMware
4 282 (46.46%) Windows Server
5 200 (32.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 174 (28.67%) MS Exchange
7 166 (27.35%) Citrix
8 158 (26.03%) ITIL
9 148 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 142 (23.39%) Hyper-V
11 140 (23.06%) DNS
12 139 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
13 135 (22.24%) Firewall
14 132 (21.75%) Office 365
15 127 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 124 (20.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 120 (19.77%) Cisco
18 118 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
19 102 (16.80%) SCCM
20 101 (16.64%) SAN
21 97 (15.98%) Windows 7
22 94 (15.49%) PowerShell
22 94 (15.49%) DHCP
23 92 (15.16%) WAN
24 91 (14.99%) Windows 10
25 87 (14.33%) Data Centre
25 87 (14.33%) MCSE
26 86 (14.17%) LAN
27 82 (13.51%) TCP/IP
28 73 (12.03%) Linux

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
1 174 (28.67%) MS Exchange
2 62 (10.21%) SharePoint
3 53 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (8.07%) IIS
5 26 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.46%) Skype for Business
7 20 (3.29%) Apache
8 15 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.15%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.49%) nginx
12 3 (0.49%) WordPress
13 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.33%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 118 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
1 6 (0.99%) Workfront
2 2 (0.33%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 139 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (21.75%) Office 365
3 40 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (4.45%) IaaS
5 23 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (2.80%) PaaS
7 12 (1.98%) SaaS
8 7 (1.15%) G Suite
9 6 (0.99%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.33%) Serverless
11 2 (0.33%) Yammer
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.16%) GitHub
12 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 140 (23.06%) DNS
2 135 (22.24%) Firewall
3 101 (16.64%) SAN
4 94 (15.49%) DHCP
5 92 (15.16%) WAN
6 86 (14.17%) LAN
7 82 (13.51%) TCP/IP
8 49 (8.07%) VPN
9 33 (5.44%) VoIP
10 29 (4.78%) NAS
11 27 (4.45%) Skype
12 23 (3.79%) SSL
12 23 (3.79%) VLAN
13 19 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (2.97%) IPsec
14 18 (2.97%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (2.47%) SNMP
16 14 (2.31%) DDNS
16 14 (2.31%) Network Security
17 13 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.95%) MySQL
3 15 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (1.48%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.16%) GitLab
5 1 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
5 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (7.41%) Finance
2 22 (3.62%) Retail
3 19 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.14%) Games
6 11 (1.81%) Automotive
7 10 (1.65%) Law
7 10 (1.65%) Legal
8 8 (1.32%) Advertising
9 7 (1.15%) Marketing
10 2 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (24.38%) Analyst
2 104 (17.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 97 (15.98%) Support Engineer
4 82 (13.51%) Support Analyst
5 76 (12.52%) IT Support
6 47 (7.74%) IT Engineer
7 42 (6.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 42 (6.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 40 (6.59%) Service Analyst
9 38 (6.26%) Service Desk Analyst
10 35 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 30 (4.94%) Infrastructure Support
12 29 (4.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 29 (4.78%) IT Support Engineer
12 29 (4.78%) Server Support
13 28 (4.61%) IT Analyst
13 28 (4.61%) Network Engineer
14 26 (4.28%) 1st Line Support
15 25 (4.12%) Desktop Support
16 23 (3.79%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.47%) HTML
1 15 (2.47%) WAP
2 14 (2.31%) HTML5
3 13 (2.14%) 802.1X
4 12 (1.98%) Apache Flex
4 12 (1.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 9 (1.48%) .NET
5 9 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.99%) JSON
6 6 (0.99%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.49%) CSS
9 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.33%) COM
9 2 (0.33%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.33%) Middleware
10 1 (0.16%) Web Services
10 1 (0.16%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 87 (14.33%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.75%) Enterprise Storage
3 35 (5.77%) Clustering
4 29 (4.78%) Driving Licence
5 28 (4.61%) Management Information System
6 23 (3.79%) PKI
6 23 (3.79%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (2.47%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.98%) Mobile Games
10 9 (1.48%) BBC
10 9 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.48%) Replication
10 9 (1.48%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.15%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.15%) Handset
11 7 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.99%) CMDB
12 6 (0.99%) User Experience
13 5 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 500 (82.37%) Windows
2 282 (46.46%) Windows Server
3 148 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 127 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (15.98%) Windows 7
6 91 (14.99%) Windows 10
7 73 (12.03%) Linux
8 68 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (6.59%) Windows 8
10 25 (4.12%) Android
11 22 (3.62%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.98%) Windows XP
13 10 (1.65%) CentOS
14 9 (1.48%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.82%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.49%) Fedora
17 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (26.03%) ITIL
2 46 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 40 (6.59%) Problem Management
4 39 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (6.43%) Change Management
5 38 (6.26%) Service Delivery
5 38 (6.26%) Service Management
6 36 (5.93%) Project Management
7 33 (5.44%) Incident Management
8 31 (5.11%) Line Management
9 27 (4.45%) PRINCE2
9 27 (4.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (3.79%) Business Continuity
10 23 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (3.62%) IT Strategy
12 21 (3.46%) Presales
12 21 (3.46%) Scrum
13 19 (3.13%) ITIL V3
13 19 (3.13%) Process Improvement
14 18 (2.97%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 94 (15.49%) PowerShell
2 63 (10.38%) SQL
3 26 (4.28%) Bash Shell
4 20 (3.29%) VBScript
5 17 (2.80%) C#
6 13 (2.14%) PHP
7 12 (1.98%) C++
8 8 (1.32%) VB
9 7 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.49%) C
10 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.49%) VBA
11 2 (0.33%) Java
11 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.16%) Perl
12 1 (0.16%) Python
12 1 (0.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 124 (20.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (14.33%) MCSE
3 70 (11.53%) MCSA
4 58 (9.56%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (7.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 40 (6.59%) Security Cleared
7 38 (6.26%) CCNA
8 33 (5.44%) MCITP
9 25 (4.12%) SC Cleared
10 22 (3.62%) CCNP
10 22 (3.62%) Degree
11 15 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (2.14%) CCIE
14 10 (1.65%) MCP
15 6 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.82%) Master's Degree
16 5 (0.82%) MOS
16 5 (0.82%) NVQ Level 3
16 5 (0.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.58%) SLA
2 18 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.48%) COBIT
4 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.66%) BS25999
6 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.33%) QA
7 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 200 (32.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 142 (23.39%) Hyper-V
3 55 (9.06%) vSphere
4 28 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (4.12%) Virtual Servers
6 22 (3.62%) XenApp
7 12 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (1.81%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.65%) Docker
10 9 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.48%) UAG
11 7 (1.15%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.99%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.82%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.49%) Postfix
15 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.33%) Firmware
15 2 (0.33%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 102 (16.80%) SCCM
2 46 (7.58%) SCOM
3 40 (6.59%) WSUS
4 33 (5.44%) Backup Exec
5 18 (2.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 15 (2.47%) NetBackup
6 15 (2.47%) vCenter Server
7 11 (1.81%) Puppet
8 10 (1.65%) Ansible
8 10 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (1.48%) Grafana
9 9 (1.48%) Terraform
10 8 (1.32%) SCVMM
10 8 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (1.15%) MOM
11 7 (1.15%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.99%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.66%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 402 (66.23%) Microsoft
2 320 (52.72%) VMware
3 166 (27.35%) Citrix
4 120 (19.77%) Cisco
5 66 (10.87%) NetApp
6 63 (10.38%) Veeam
7 56 (9.23%) Dell
8 55 (9.06%) HP
9 38 (6.26%) EqualLogic
10 36 (5.93%) Juniper
11 21 (3.46%) SolarWinds
12 17 (2.80%) Remedy
13 15 (2.47%) Fortinet
13 15 (2.47%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.31%) F5
14 14 (2.31%) Symantec
15 13 (2.14%) EMC
15 13 (2.14%) Sophos
16 12 (1.98%) LANDesk
17 11 (1.81%) Google