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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 23 33
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 318 430 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.18% 6.89% 6.34%
As % of the System Software category 55.99% 62.87% 64.77%
Number of salaries quoted 265 377 321
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,950 £49,500 £51,400
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,900
% change year-on-year - -4.12%  

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 568 684 562
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.03% 10.96% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 466 562 487
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £23,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.66%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -16 124 £40,000 - 23
Coventry +4 40 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Warwickshire -8 31 £29,125 -10.38% 6
Staffordshire +12 24 £27,750 +11.00% 7
Shropshire +6 21 £37,500 - 3
Solihull -3 16 £25,500 +2.00% 2
Worcestershire -11 12 £32,030 +52.52% 3
Wolverhampton +11 7 £31,000 -13.88%
West Bromwich +6 7 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Walsall +2 6 £33,250 +7.25%
Herefordshire -7 2 £20,500 -45.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield -11 1 £17,000 -24.44%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 468 (81.25%) Windows
2 405 (70.31%) Microsoft
3 278 (48.26%) VMware
4 276 (47.92%) Windows Server
5 182 (31.60%) MS Exchange
6 165 (28.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 162 (28.13%) Citrix
8 160 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 153 (26.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 138 (23.96%) Hyper-V
11 134 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
12 130 (22.57%) DNS
13 129 (22.40%) Office 365
14 126 (21.88%) Windows 7
15 121 (21.01%) ITIL
16 117 (20.31%) Microsoft Certification
17 115 (19.97%) SCCM
18 108 (18.75%) Firewall
19 100 (17.36%) SharePoint
20 96 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
21 91 (15.80%) Data Centre
22 89 (15.45%) SQL
23 87 (15.10%) Cisco
24 86 (14.93%) MCSE
24 86 (14.93%) Windows 10
25 83 (14.41%) DHCP
26 82 (14.24%) IIS
27 76 (13.19%) Linux
27 76 (13.19%) TCP/IP
28 75 (13.02%) SAN

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
1 182 (31.60%) MS Exchange
2 100 (17.36%) SharePoint
3 82 (14.24%) IIS
4 73 (12.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (2.78%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.08%) Apache
9 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.39%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.87%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.35%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.35%) nginx
14 2 (0.35%) SAS
15 1 (0.17%) Site Server
15 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 96 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.22%) Workfront
2 6 (1.04%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 134 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (22.40%) Office 365
3 43 (7.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 39 (6.77%) IaaS
5 22 (3.82%) PaaS
6 19 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (2.60%) SaaS
8 11 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.22%) G Suite
10 3 (0.52%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 130 (22.57%) DNS
2 108 (18.75%) Firewall
3 83 (14.41%) DHCP
4 76 (13.19%) TCP/IP
5 75 (13.02%) SAN
6 68 (11.81%) WAN
7 62 (10.76%) LAN
8 48 (8.33%) VPN
9 32 (5.56%) Network Security
10 24 (4.17%) NAS
10 24 (4.17%) SSL
11 20 (3.47%) IPv4
11 20 (3.47%) Remote Desktop
12 18 (3.13%) VLAN
13 17 (2.95%) Skype
14 14 (2.43%) SNMP
15 13 (2.26%) Internet
16 12 (2.08%) IPsec
16 12 (2.08%) VoIP
16 12 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.26%) MySQL
3 10 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.69%) DTS
7 4 (0.69%) ZAP BI
8 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.17%) MS Access
10 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (1.56%) Burp Suite
1 9 (1.56%) Fiddler
2 7 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 43 (7.47%) Finance
2 27 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 24 (4.17%) Retail
4 15 (2.60%) Advertising
4 15 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.43%) Publishing
6 8 (1.39%) Automotive
7 5 (0.87%) Legal
8 4 (0.69%) French Language
8 4 (0.69%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.52%) Marketing
10 2 (0.35%) Games
10 2 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (16.15%) Analyst
3 76 (13.19%) Support Engineer
4 67 (11.63%) IT Support
5 60 (10.42%) IT Engineer
6 42 (7.29%) Support Analyst
7 37 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 33 (5.73%) Consultant
9 33 (5.73%) IT Technician
10 29 (5.03%) Administrator
11 27 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
12 24 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 24 (4.17%) Desktop Support
13 22 (3.82%) Technical Specialist
14 21 (3.65%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 20 (3.47%) Service Analyst
15 20 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.60%) .NET
2 7 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (1.04%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.04%) JSON
3 6 (1.04%) WAP
4 5 (0.87%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.69%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.52%) HTML
6 3 (0.52%) HTML5
6 3 (0.52%) Web Services
7 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.35%) COM
7 2 (0.35%) CSS
7 2 (0.35%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.35%) Middleware
8 1 (0.17%) J2EE
8 1 (0.17%) SAML
8 1 (0.17%) WPF
8 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (15.80%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.77%) Driving Licence
3 32 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 19 (3.30%) Clustering
6 13 (2.26%) CMDB
6 13 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.26%) PKI
7 12 (2.08%) HP StoreVirtual
7 12 (2.08%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.56%) Life Science
10 8 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (1.22%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.04%) EPoS
13 4 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
13 4 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 468 (81.25%) Windows
2 276 (47.92%) Windows Server
3 160 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 153 (26.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 86 (14.93%) Windows 10
7 76 (13.19%) Linux
8 66 (11.46%) Windows 8
9 58 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.95%) Android
11 16 (2.78%) Apple iOS
12 15 (2.60%) Windows XP
13 11 (1.91%) Unix
13 11 (1.91%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.04%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.87%) VyOS
17 4 (0.69%) AIX
17 4 (0.69%) CentOS
17 4 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (21.01%) ITIL
2 45 (7.81%) Service Delivery
3 33 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 30 (5.21%) IT Strategy
4 30 (5.21%) Project Management
5 25 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
6 24 (4.17%) Presales
7 23 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (3.65%) Line Management
8 21 (3.65%) Migration
9 18 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (3.13%) Problem Management
10 15 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (2.60%) Service Management
10 15 (2.60%) SIEM
11 14 (2.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (2.26%) Analytics
12 13 (2.26%) ITIL V3
13 12 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (2.08%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 89 (15.45%) SQL
2 71 (12.33%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.82%) VBScript
4 15 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.22%) C#
5 7 (1.22%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.69%) VB
6 4 (0.69%) VBA
7 3 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.35%) Perl
8 2 (0.35%) Python
9 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (20.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (14.93%) MCSE
3 67 (11.63%) MCSA
4 43 (7.47%) Security Cleared
5 38 (6.60%) Degree
5 38 (6.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (4.51%) MCITP
7 23 (3.99%) SC Cleared
8 21 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (3.30%) CCNA
10 16 (2.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 13 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (2.26%) LPIC
12 11 (1.91%) MCP
13 9 (1.56%) CISSP
14 8 (1.39%) CEH
14 8 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.22%) CISM
15 7 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.77%) SLA
2 32 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.22%) BS25999
4 7 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.17%) QA
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 165 (28.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 138 (23.96%) Hyper-V
3 54 (9.38%) vSphere
4 26 (4.51%) Virtual Servers
5 21 (3.65%) XenApp
6 14 (2.43%) Forefront TMG
7 13 (2.26%) Firmware
7 13 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 11 (1.91%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.56%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.22%) Docker
12 6 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.52%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.52%) XenServer
14 2 (0.35%) Postfix
14 2 (0.35%) vCloud
15 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 115 (19.97%) SCCM
2 50 (8.68%) Backup Exec
3 49 (8.51%) SCOM
4 24 (4.17%) NetBackup
5 15 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (2.60%) WSUS
6 12 (2.08%) Puppet
7 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (1.22%) Ansible
8 7 (1.22%) Grafana
8 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.22%) Terraform
9 6 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (1.04%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.69%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.69%) WMI
12 3 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 405 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 278 (48.26%) VMware
3 162 (28.13%) Citrix
4 87 (15.10%) Cisco
5 56 (9.72%) NetApp
6 48 (8.33%) HP
7 45 (7.81%) Dell
8 35 (6.08%) Veeam
9 24 (4.17%) IBM
9 24 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 18 (3.13%) Symantec
11 16 (2.78%) SAP
11 16 (2.78%) SonicWALL
12 15 (2.60%) Barracuda Networks
12 15 (2.60%) CheckPoint
13 14 (2.43%) McAfee
13 14 (2.43%) Oracle
13 14 (2.43%) SolarWinds
14 13 (2.26%) Lotus
15 12 (2.08%) LANDesk
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £39000 per annum + Great benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Argo IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + Car, training + usual benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £23000 - £25000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + shift allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Great company
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
H&R Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago