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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / West Midlands
Rank 40 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 260 368 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.51% 6.01% 7.27%
As % of the System Software category 56.64% 56.88% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 220 310 309
Median salary £31,625 £33,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +6.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £21,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.53% -  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 459 647 549
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.73% 10.56% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 378 506 463
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Active Directory as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -19 104 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Staffordshire +9 32 £28,250 +13.00% 5
Warwickshire +10 29 £32,250 +11.20% 8
Solihull +2 25 £39,250 +70.65% 1
Coventry 0 20 £30,000 -11.11% 9
Worcestershire -14 19 £28,791 +4.69% 2
Shropshire +12 15 £32,500 +3.17% 3
Sutton Coldfield -4 2 £41,750 +119.73%
West Bromwich -8 2 £41,750 +125.67% 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,250 - 1
Walsall +2 1 £28,500 +3.63% 1
Wolverhampton -1 1 £31,000 -15.06%
Herefordshire -20 1 - - 4
Smethwick - 1 £17,000 - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 473 (78.05%) Windows
2 404 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 347 (57.26%) VMware
4 264 (43.56%) Windows Server
5 227 (37.46%) Citrix
6 220 (36.30%) MS Exchange
7 219 (36.14%) MS Excel
8 209 (34.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 168 (27.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 150 (24.75%) Hyper-V
11 140 (23.10%) Windows 7
12 139 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 127 (20.96%) Cisco
13 127 (20.96%) Data Centre
14 124 (20.46%) DNS
15 123 (20.30%) Office 365
16 119 (19.64%) Firewall
17 114 (18.81%) ITIL
18 100 (16.50%) MS Office
19 90 (14.85%) DHCP
20 89 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
21 87 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
22 85 (14.03%) SQL
23 79 (13.04%) SAN
24 78 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
24 78 (12.87%) Windows 10
25 77 (12.71%) SCCM
26 74 (12.21%) Service Delivery
27 72 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
28 70 (11.55%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Top Related 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
1 220 (36.30%) MS Exchange
2 78 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (10.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 61 (10.07%) IIS
5 47 (7.76%) SharePoint
6 23 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.31%) Skype for Business
8 13 (2.15%) Apache
9 11 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.16%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.83%) Site Server
13 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.33%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.33%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.33%) Moodle
14 2 (0.33%) SAS
14 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.17%) CMS
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 219 (36.14%) MS Excel
2 100 (16.50%) MS Office
3 5 (0.83%) MS Project
3 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.50%) Workfront
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 123 (20.30%) Office 365
2 89 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.15%) IaaS
5 9 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.32%) G Suite
7 5 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.83%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.83%) SaaS
8 4 (0.66%) PaaS
9 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 124 (20.46%) DNS
2 119 (19.64%) Firewall
3 90 (14.85%) DHCP
4 79 (13.04%) SAN
5 70 (11.55%) TCP/IP
6 69 (11.39%) LAN
7 66 (10.89%) WAN
8 65 (10.73%) Network Security
9 40 (6.60%) VPN
10 32 (5.28%) VLAN
11 30 (4.95%) NAS
12 29 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (3.30%) IPv4
14 18 (2.97%) SSL
15 17 (2.81%) Skype
16 16 (2.64%) VoIP
17 15 (2.48%) Wireless
18 12 (1.98%) DDNS
19 11 (1.82%) Internet
20 10 (1.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.64%) MySQL
3 10 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.83%) MS Access
4 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.83%) ZAP BI
5 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.17%) DTS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (1.65%) Burp Suite
1 10 (1.65%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 43 (7.10%) Finance
2 26 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 21 (3.47%) Advertising
4 16 (2.64%) Publishing
4 16 (2.64%) Retail
5 8 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.99%) Automotive
7 5 (0.83%) Law
7 5 (0.83%) Legal
8 4 (0.66%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.50%) French Language
9 3 (0.50%) Marketing
10 2 (0.33%) Back Office
10 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (16.01%) Analyst
2 95 (15.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 94 (15.51%) Support Engineer
4 76 (12.54%) IT Support
5 60 (9.90%) IT Engineer
6 48 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (7.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 44 (7.26%) Support Analyst
9 41 (6.77%) IT Technician
10 38 (6.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 35 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 33 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
13 30 (4.95%) Support Technician
14 28 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 28 (4.62%) Service Analyst
14 28 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
15 27 (4.46%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 25 (4.13%) IT Support Technician
16 25 (4.13%) Operations Manager
16 25 (4.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.98%) Web Services
2 10 (1.65%) .NET
3 6 (0.99%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.66%) HTML
5 3 (0.50%) XML
6 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.17%) COM
7 1 (0.17%) CSS
7 1 (0.17%) HTML5
7 1 (0.17%) J2EE
7 1 (0.17%) SAML
7 1 (0.17%) WPF
7 1 (0.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 127 (20.96%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.95%) Enterprise Storage
4 25 (4.13%) Driving Licence
5 22 (3.63%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.30%) Clustering
7 15 (2.48%) CMDB
8 12 (1.98%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.82%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.65%) HP StoreVirtual
11 7 (1.16%) iPhone
12 6 (0.99%) User Experience
13 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.66%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.66%) FMCG
13 4 (0.66%) Handset
13 4 (0.66%) Life Science
13 4 (0.66%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 473 (78.05%) Windows
2 264 (43.56%) Windows Server
3 168 (27.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 140 (23.10%) Windows 7
5 139 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (12.87%) Windows 10
7 72 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (11.55%) Linux
9 67 (11.06%) Windows 8
10 25 (4.13%) Unix
11 16 (2.64%) Android
12 15 (2.48%) Apple iOS
13 14 (2.31%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.49%) SUSE
15 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.99%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.83%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.83%) VyOS
18 4 (0.66%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (18.81%) ITIL
2 74 (12.21%) Service Delivery
3 32 (5.28%) Process Improvement
3 32 (5.28%) Root Cause Analysis
4 29 (4.79%) Problem Management
5 24 (3.96%) Presales
6 23 (3.80%) Line Management
6 23 (3.80%) Trend Analysis
7 22 (3.63%) Project Management
7 22 (3.63%) Service Management
7 22 (3.63%) SIEM
8 21 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (3.47%) IT Strategy
9 20 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (3.14%) Migration
11 16 (2.64%) Incident Management
11 16 (2.64%) Project Planning
12 15 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (2.15%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (14.03%) SQL
2 37 (6.11%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.82%) VB
3 11 (1.82%) VBScript
4 7 (1.16%) C#
5 4 (0.66%) PHP
5 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.50%) Java
7 2 (0.33%) C
8 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.17%) Perl
8 1 (0.17%) Python
8 1 (0.17%) R
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 87 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (10.07%) MCSE
3 41 (6.77%) Degree
4 32 (5.28%) Security Cleared
5 31 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (4.62%) MCSA
7 27 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (4.13%) CCNA
9 21 (3.47%) MCITP
10 18 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (2.48%) LPIC
13 12 (1.98%) CISSP
14 10 (1.65%) SC Cleared
15 9 (1.49%) CEH
15 9 (1.49%) MCP
16 7 (1.16%) CISM
16 7 (1.16%) GIAC
16 7 (1.16%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.75%) SLA
2 26 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (2.15%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.50%) BS25999
5 3 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.33%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 209 (34.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 150 (24.75%) Hyper-V
3 38 (6.27%) vSphere
4 30 (4.95%) XenApp
5 23 (3.80%) Terminal Services
6 18 (2.97%) Forefront TMG
6 18 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (2.64%) Firmware
8 13 (2.15%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.32%) VMware ESX
12 7 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.83%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.83%) XenServer
15 4 (0.66%) NFS
16 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.33%) vCloud
17 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 77 (12.71%) SCCM
2 38 (6.27%) SCOM
3 29 (4.79%) Backup Exec
4 16 (2.64%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.32%) WSUS
6 7 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.99%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.99%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.83%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.33%) vMotion
11 2 (0.33%) WMI
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.17%) NetVault Backup
12 1 (0.17%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.17%) Simpana
Vendors
1 404 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 347 (57.26%) VMware
3 227 (37.46%) Citrix
4 127 (20.96%) Cisco
5 52 (8.58%) NetApp
6 47 (7.76%) Dell
7 41 (6.77%) HP
8 23 (3.80%) SolarWinds
8 23 (3.80%) SonicWALL
9 21 (3.47%) IBM
10 20 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 18 (2.97%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.48%) Veeam
13 11 (1.82%) Symantec
14 9 (1.49%) EqualLogic
14 9 (1.49%) Intel Security
14 9 (1.49%) Lotus
15 8 (1.32%) Google
15 8 (1.32%) SAP
15 8 (1.32%) Sophos
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BONUS + Paid for Certifications
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Smethwick, West Midlands (County)
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: £very competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Car All + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £48000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago