Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 34 29
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 616 650 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.91% 6.62% 6.98%
As % of the System Software category 50.95% 52.46% 59.66%
Number of salaries quoted 465 515 587
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £33,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.42% +6.35% -3.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £48,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 1,209 1,239 1,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.53% 12.61% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 875 930 930
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,600
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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +19 321 £42,500 +13.33% 30
Coventry +4 75 £33,750 -28.95% 12
Solihull +12 65 £42,500 +44.07% 9
Worcestershire +1 33 £30,000 - 14
Warwickshire +16 32 £34,250 -2.14% 5
Staffordshire +2 29 £35,000 +27.27% 15
Shropshire -28 16 £21,500 -15.69% 1
Wolverhampton +2 14 £37,500 +20.97% 4
Herefordshire -6 7 £38,000 +65.22% 3
Halesowen +34 3 £24,000 - 1
Walsall -4 3 £24,500 -45.56% 1
Dudley -16 3 £25,000 -16.67%
Stourbridge - 3 £25,500 - 5
Wednesbury 0 1 £26,000 +9.47%
Sutton Coldfield -18 1 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 478 (77.60%) Windows
2 390 (63.31%) Microsoft
3 312 (50.65%) VMware
4 265 (43.02%) Windows Server
5 237 (38.47%) Office 365
6 226 (36.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 191 (31.01%) Microsoft Azure
8 173 (28.08%) Hyper-V
9 158 (25.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 153 (24.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 150 (24.35%) DNS
12 147 (23.86%) Data Centre
13 144 (23.38%) MS Exchange
13 144 (23.38%) ITIL
14 143 (23.21%) Cisco
15 141 (22.89%) DHCP
16 140 (22.73%) SCCM
17 135 (21.92%) Citrix
17 135 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 131 (21.27%) MCSE
19 128 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
20 124 (20.13%) Microsoft Office
21 121 (19.64%) Firewall
22 120 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
23 117 (18.99%) Project Management
24 115 (18.67%) HP
24 115 (18.67%) Presales
25 114 (18.51%) SQL Server
26 109 (17.69%) SQL
27 99 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 144 (23.38%) MS Exchange
2 76 (12.34%) SharePoint
3 40 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 32 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
5 24 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (2.44%) IIS
8 12 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.46%) Apache
10 5 (0.81%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.65%) Confluence
12 3 (0.49%) CMS
13 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 124 (20.13%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.49%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.97%) Workfront
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.32%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 237 (38.47%) Office 365
2 191 (31.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (7.47%) Serverless
5 41 (6.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
6 39 (6.33%) Amazon S3
6 39 (6.33%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (4.87%) Amazon EMR
7 30 (4.87%) Amazon Kinesis
7 30 (4.87%) Amazon SQS
8 17 (2.76%) IaaS
9 14 (2.27%) SaaS
10 9 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (1.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 9 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.46%) AWS CloudTrail
10 9 (1.46%) CloudFront
10 9 (1.46%) SoftLayer
10 9 (1.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 150 (24.35%) DNS
2 141 (22.89%) DHCP
3 121 (19.64%) Firewall
4 82 (13.31%) Network Security
5 69 (11.20%) TCP/IP
6 63 (10.23%) WAN
7 56 (9.09%) SAN
8 55 (8.93%) LAN
9 35 (5.68%) VLAN
10 33 (5.36%) VPN
11 31 (5.03%) VoIP
12 27 (4.38%) Remote Desktop
13 21 (3.41%) IPsec
14 19 (3.08%) Internet
14 19 (3.08%) MPLS
15 15 (2.44%) NAS
15 15 (2.44%) Wireless
15 15 (2.44%) WLAN
16 14 (2.27%) Skype
17 13 (2.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.68%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.87%) Amazon RDS
3 30 (4.87%) Amazon Redshift
3 30 (4.87%) Cosmos DB
3 30 (4.87%) RDBMS
4 9 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.49%) MySQL
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.32%) Redis
10 1 (0.16%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.16%) UniData
Development Applications
1 13 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.32%) GitLab
5 2 (0.32%) Hudson
5 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.32%) JIRA
5 2 (0.32%) Maven
5 2 (0.32%) Selenium
5 2 (0.32%) Subversion
5 2 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 47 (7.63%) Finance
2 24 (3.90%) Retail
3 18 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.46%) Publishing
6 7 (1.14%) Marketing
7 5 (0.81%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) French Language
8 2 (0.32%) Games
8 2 (0.32%) Law
8 2 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 111 (18.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 110 (17.86%) Architect
3 90 (14.61%) Analyst
4 64 (10.39%) Technical Architect
5 59 (9.58%) IT Engineer
6 56 (9.09%) IT Support
7 51 (8.28%) Support Engineer
8 46 (7.47%) Support Analyst
9 45 (7.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 41 (6.66%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (6.01%) Technical Leader
12 36 (5.84%) Cloud Architect
13 32 (5.19%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 28 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
15 26 (4.22%) Lead Architect
15 26 (4.22%) Lead Solutions Architect
16 24 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
16 24 (3.90%) Team Leader
17 23 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
17 23 (3.73%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.63%) Web Services
2 32 (5.19%) .NET
3 25 (4.06%) ASP.NET
3 25 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (2.11%) LDAP
5 11 (1.79%) Node.js
6 9 (1.46%) SAML
7 8 (1.30%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.30%) Backbone.js
7 8 (1.30%) Entity Framework
7 8 (1.30%) LINQ
7 8 (1.30%) WPF
8 7 (1.14%) Spring
9 6 (0.97%) WSH
10 5 (0.81%) Middleware
11 4 (0.65%) CSS
11 4 (0.65%) HTML
12 3 (0.49%) 802.1X
12 3 (0.49%) XML
13 2 (0.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 147 (23.86%) Data Centre
2 70 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.25%) Driving Licence
5 17 (2.76%) Clustering
5 17 (2.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 16 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.11%) HP StoreVirtual
8 9 (1.46%) Replication
9 8 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.30%) SCADA
9 8 (1.30%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.97%) AS400
11 6 (0.97%) PKI
11 6 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.81%) CMDB
12 5 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 478 (77.60%) Windows
2 265 (43.02%) Windows Server
3 153 (24.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 120 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 99 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (15.58%) Windows 7
7 80 (12.99%) Windows 10
8 72 (11.69%) Linux
9 55 (8.93%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.25%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.30%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.81%) SUSE
13 5 (0.81%) Unix
14 4 (0.65%) CentOS
15 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.32%) Android
16 2 (0.32%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (23.38%) ITIL
2 135 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 117 (18.99%) Project Management
4 115 (18.67%) Presales
5 95 (15.42%) Service Delivery
6 72 (11.69%) Data Protection
7 54 (8.77%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 52 (8.44%) Service Management
9 51 (8.28%) Kalman Filter
9 51 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (7.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 43 (6.98%) DevOps
12 42 (6.82%) Customer Requirements
13 40 (6.49%) Patch Management
13 40 (6.49%) Web Filtering
14 37 (6.01%) Thought Leadership
15 36 (5.84%) Server Virtualisation
16 32 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
17 31 (5.03%) Identity Access Management
17 31 (5.03%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 109 (17.69%) SQL
2 55 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 35 (5.68%) Python
4 28 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 27 (4.38%) Java
6 26 (4.22%) Shell Script
7 25 (4.06%) Scala
8 20 (3.25%) VBScript
9 17 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.44%) C#
11 2 (0.32%) C
11 2 (0.32%) R
11 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 158 (25.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (21.27%) MCSE
3 76 (12.34%) MCSA
4 72 (11.69%) Security Cleared
5 49 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 44 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 44 (7.14%) MCITP
7 39 (6.33%) Degree
8 35 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (5.19%) MCP
10 19 (3.08%) CCNA
11 18 (2.92%) CCNP
12 16 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (1.95%) CISSP
14 10 (1.62%) CCA
15 9 (1.46%) ISEB
15 9 (1.46%) SC Cleared
16 7 (1.14%) CISM
17 5 (0.81%) GIAC
18 3 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (11.69%) GDPR
2 42 (6.82%) SLA
3 21 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.95%) QA
5 7 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.97%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.81%) COBIT
8 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) IASME
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 226 (36.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (28.08%) Hyper-V
3 41 (6.66%) vSphere
4 36 (5.84%) XenApp
5 35 (5.68%) XenDesktop
6 26 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (3.25%) XenServer
8 17 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (2.27%) Terminal Services
10 13 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (1.79%) Docker
11 11 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.97%) Firmware
13 6 (0.97%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.81%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.32%) Squid
15 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 140 (22.73%) SCCM
2 49 (7.95%) WSUS
3 44 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 35 (5.68%) SCOM
5 17 (2.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 16 (2.60%) SCVMM
7 14 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (2.11%) Ansible
8 13 (2.11%) Terraform
9 12 (1.95%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.62%) Kubernetes
10 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (1.62%) SCOrch
11 9 (1.46%) Mesos
11 9 (1.46%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.46%) rkt
11 9 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (1.14%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 390 (63.31%) Microsoft
2 312 (50.65%) VMware
3 143 (23.21%) Cisco
4 135 (21.92%) Citrix
5 115 (18.67%) HP
6 91 (14.77%) Dell
7 87 (14.12%) NetApp
8 61 (9.90%) McAfee
9 50 (8.12%) Symantec
10 49 (7.95%) IBM
11 44 (7.14%) Forcepoint
12 29 (4.71%) CheckPoint
13 24 (3.90%) 3PAR
14 21 (3.41%) EqualLogic
15 20 (3.25%) Juniper
15 20 (3.25%) Nimble Storage
16 18 (2.92%) Veeam
17 16 (2.60%) Ivanti
17 16 (2.60%) Remedy
17 16 (2.60%) SonicWALL