Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 38 30
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 663 580 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.09% 5.77% 6.55%
As % of the System Software category 52.08% 56.04% 60.72%
Number of salaries quoted 508 523 747
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,125 £20,750
90th Percentile £52,875 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -2.78%

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 1,273 1,035 1,339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.61% 10.29% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 908 867 1,081
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,825 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £48,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.53% +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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 +10 290 £36,500 -8.75% 22
Coventry +15 83 £35,000 -4.11% 14
Worcestershire +25 42 £28,500 -8.06% 7
Shropshire +23 41 £24,000 -31.43% 4
Wolverhampton +15 41 £32,500 -10.96% 5
Warwickshire +3 36 £29,000 -3.33% 7
Staffordshire -11 36 £33,500 +19.64% 15
Solihull +3 32 £40,000 +48.15% 3
Sutton Coldfield +3 12 £31,500 +46.51%
Herefordshire +33 7 £37,500 +56.31%
Walsall -2 6 £22,000 -39.73%
Halesowen +15 3 £21,500 -
West Bromwich +4 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Wednesbury - 2 £26,500 -
Smethwick +2 1 £32,500 +91.18%
Stourbridge - 1 £21,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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.

1 531 (80.09%) Windows
2 381 (57.47%) Microsoft
3 299 (45.10%) Windows Server
4 279 (42.08%) VMware
5 237 (35.75%) Office 365
6 177 (26.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 177 (26.70%) MS Exchange
7 175 (26.40%) ITIL
8 170 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 164 (24.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 158 (23.83%) Firewall
11 155 (23.38%) Windows 7
12 153 (23.08%) Citrix
13 144 (21.72%) Microsoft Office
14 143 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 141 (21.27%) SQL
16 140 (21.12%) Windows 10
17 137 (20.66%) Microsoft Certification
18 128 (19.31%) Hyper-V
19 126 (19.00%) Cisco
20 125 (18.85%) SQL Server
21 124 (18.70%) DNS
22 112 (16.89%) MCSE
23 101 (15.23%) WAN
24 93 (14.03%) DHCP
24 93 (14.03%) Project Management
25 92 (13.88%) PowerShell
26 89 (13.42%) LAN
27 88 (13.27%) TCP/IP
27 88 (13.27%) Data Centre

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
1 177 (26.70%) MS Exchange
2 67 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 50 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (6.79%) IIS
5 22 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.66%) MTS
8 11 (1.66%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.36%) Apache
9 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.60%) CMS
11 3 (0.45%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.30%) JBoss
12 2 (0.30%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.30%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 144 (21.72%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 237 (35.75%) Office 365
2 164 (24.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (5.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (4.52%) IaaS
6 27 (4.07%) PaaS
7 13 (1.96%) Serverless
8 8 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.90%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.75%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.45%) SaaS
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.15%) G Suite
12 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 158 (23.83%) Firewall
2 124 (18.70%) DNS
3 101 (15.23%) WAN
4 93 (14.03%) DHCP
5 89 (13.42%) LAN
6 88 (13.27%) TCP/IP
7 83 (12.52%) SAN
8 68 (10.26%) VPN
9 51 (7.69%) IPsec
10 44 (6.64%) VoIP
11 39 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
12 36 (5.43%) SSL
13 29 (4.37%) Internet
13 29 (4.37%) VLAN
14 26 (3.92%) Network Security
15 23 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (3.47%) NAS
16 20 (3.02%) SNMP
17 16 (2.41%) Wireless
18 15 (2.26%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.87%) Cosmos DB
3 17 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.11%) Data Lake
5 13 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (1.81%) MySQL
6 12 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.30%) RavenDB
14 1 (0.15%) Big Data
14 1 (0.15%) DataStax
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (4.98%) Visual Studio
2 27 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.30%) Ant
6 2 (0.30%) Chocolatey
6 2 (0.30%) NUnit
6 2 (0.30%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.15%) GDB
7 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.15%) MSI
7 1 (0.15%) sqlmap
General
1 79 (11.92%) Finance
2 30 (4.52%) Manufacturing
3 27 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.56%) Retail
5 15 (2.26%) Marketing
6 12 (1.81%) Legal
7 10 (1.51%) Automotive
8 7 (1.06%) Banking
8 7 (1.06%) Law
9 4 (0.60%) Back Office
9 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (18.85%) Analyst
2 108 (16.29%) Support Engineer
3 87 (13.12%) IT Support
4 84 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 84 (12.67%) Support Analyst
5 61 (9.20%) IT Engineer
6 48 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 46 (6.94%) Architect
8 39 (5.88%) Consultant
9 35 (5.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 35 (5.28%) Desktop Support
9 35 (5.28%) IT Analyst
10 34 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
11 33 (4.98%) 1st Line Support
12 32 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
13 31 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 31 (4.68%) Developer
14 30 (4.52%) IT Support Analyst
15 27 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 25 (3.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.49%) .NET
2 29 (4.37%) ASP.NET
3 28 (4.22%) Entity Framework
4 27 (4.07%) .NET Framework
5 26 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (3.92%) HTML
6 25 (3.77%) CSS
7 23 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (2.71%) LDAP
8 18 (2.71%) WCF
9 16 (2.41%) KnockoutJS
10 15 (2.26%) AngularJS
10 15 (2.26%) Backbone.js
11 14 (2.11%) .NET Core
12 12 (1.81%) OAuth
12 12 (1.81%) Web Services
13 11 (1.66%) COM+
13 11 (1.66%) DCOM
14 7 (1.06%) WSH
15 6 (0.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 81 (12.22%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (4.98%) User Experience
4 32 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 29 (4.37%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.32%) Clustering
8 20 (3.02%) Driving Licence
9 19 (2.87%) PKI
10 17 (2.56%) Private Cloud
11 14 (2.11%) Graphic Design
12 8 (1.21%) Smartphone
13 7 (1.06%) AS400
13 7 (1.06%) Fat Client
13 7 (1.06%) Fintech
13 7 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
13 7 (1.06%) Replication
13 7 (1.06%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 531 (80.09%) Windows
2 299 (45.10%) Windows Server
3 177 (26.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 155 (23.38%) Windows 7
5 143 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 140 (21.12%) Windows 10
7 67 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (7.39%) Linux
9 46 (6.94%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.02%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.11%) Android
12 13 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.51%) Unix
14 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.21%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.06%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.90%) CentOS
16 6 (0.90%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.75%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (26.40%) ITIL
2 93 (14.03%) Project Management
3 85 (12.82%) Presales
4 73 (11.01%) Service Delivery
5 71 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (10.26%) Service Management
7 59 (8.90%) PRINCE2
8 58 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (7.09%) Migration
10 46 (6.94%) ITIL V3
11 39 (5.88%) Line Management
11 39 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (5.28%) Customer Requirements
14 30 (4.52%) Mobile Device Management
15 28 (4.22%) IT Strategy
15 28 (4.22%) Root Cause Analysis
16 27 (4.07%) Business Continuity
17 26 (3.92%) MVC
17 26 (3.92%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 141 (21.27%) SQL
2 92 (13.88%) PowerShell
3 40 (6.03%) T-SQL
4 38 (5.73%) C#
5 35 (5.28%) VBScript
6 27 (4.07%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.51%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.36%) VB
9 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.75%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.60%) Java
10 4 (0.60%) Python
11 3 (0.45%) Scala
11 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.30%) PHP
12 2 (0.30%) VBA
13 1 (0.15%) C
Qualifications
1 137 (20.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (16.89%) MCSE
3 67 (10.11%) Degree
4 65 (9.80%) Security Cleared
5 53 (7.99%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (7.54%) MCP
7 46 (6.94%) MCSA
8 28 (4.22%) CCNP
9 26 (3.92%) MCITP
10 23 (3.47%) CCNA
10 23 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (2.26%) PMI Certification
12 15 (2.26%) PMP
12 15 (2.26%) SC Cleared
13 14 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.21%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
16 4 (0.60%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.24%) SLA
2 33 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.62%) COBIT
4 9 (1.36%) GDPR
4 9 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.75%) PMO
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 170 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (19.31%) Hyper-V
3 48 (7.24%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (6.79%) XenApp
4 45 (6.79%) XenDesktop
5 39 (5.88%) vSphere
6 24 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.21%) Firmware
8 8 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.90%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.75%) Squid
12 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.60%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.45%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.30%) XenServer
15 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (12.97%) SCCM
2 29 (4.37%) SCVMM
3 28 (4.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (4.07%) WSUS
5 22 (3.32%) SCOrch
6 20 (3.02%) Backup Exec
7 19 (2.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 17 (2.56%) SCDPM
8 17 (2.56%) SCSM
9 12 (1.81%) AirWatch
10 9 (1.36%) SCOM
11 5 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.45%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.45%) NetVault Backup
13 3 (0.45%) PowerCLI
14 2 (0.30%) RSA enVision
14 2 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 381 (57.47%) Microsoft
2 279 (42.08%) VMware
3 153 (23.08%) Citrix
4 126 (19.00%) Cisco
5 61 (9.20%) HP
6 41 (6.18%) CheckPoint
7 38 (5.73%) Fortinet
8 35 (5.28%) NetApp
9 34 (5.13%) Juniper
10 27 (4.07%) F5
11 23 (3.47%) Veeam
12 21 (3.17%) Dell
13 20 (3.02%) CA
14 13 (1.96%) WatchGuard
15 12 (1.81%) Brocade
15 12 (1.81%) SolarWinds
16 11 (1.66%) BMC
16 11 (1.66%) SonicWALL
17 9 (1.36%) Apple
17 9 (1.36%) Red Hat