The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 188 181 178
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 60 55 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 0.83% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.61% 2.54% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 56 36 66
Average salary £44,000 £32,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.38% -17.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Clustering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2295 2163 2577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.37% 32.74% 32.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2000 1723 2212
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Clustering across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Clustering
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Clustering across the North West region.

Clustering Salary Trend in the North West

Clustering
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Clustering across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Clustering Salary Histogram in the North West

Clustering
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +33 35 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Manchester -18 20 £37,750 +37.27% 4
Merseyside +9 4 £40,000 -3.03%
Lancashire -10 1 £40,000 +1.26% 2
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering.

1 78 (69.64%) Windows
2 57 (50.89%) SAN
3 48 (42.86%) Migration
4 45 (40.18%) PowerShell
5 44 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (39.29%) Active Directory
6 43 (38.39%) Microsoft
6 43 (38.39%) Finance
7 41 (36.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (36.61%) TCP/IP
7 41 (36.61%) IIS
8 40 (35.71%) MS Exchange
9 39 (34.82%) ITIL
10 37 (33.04%) SQL Server
10 37 (33.04%) VMware
11 36 (32.14%) SQL
11 36 (32.14%) NAS
12 35 (31.25%) DNS
13 33 (29.46%) Performance Tuning
14 32 (28.57%) Load Balancing
15 31 (27.68%) Replication
15 31 (27.68%) Exchange Server 2013
16 30 (26.79%) SMTP
16 30 (26.79%) Perl
17 29 (25.89%) Symantec
17 29 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2007
18 28 (25.00%) .NET
19 27 (24.11%) T-SQL
19 27 (24.11%) VB.NET
19 27 (24.11%) Norton AntiVirus

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Clustering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Clustering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (36.61%) IIS
2 40 (35.71%) MS Exchange
3 31 (27.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.25%) Apache
7 6 (5.36%) nginx
8 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.79%) JBoss
9 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.89%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.89%) Jetty
Applications
1 24 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Magento
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (50.89%) SAN
2 41 (36.61%) TCP/IP
3 36 (32.14%) NAS
4 35 (31.25%) DNS
5 30 (26.79%) SMTP
6 12 (10.71%) Firewall
7 11 (9.82%) VPN
8 8 (7.14%) DHCP
8 8 (7.14%) Wireless
9 5 (4.46%) SSL
10 4 (3.57%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.68%) VLAN
11 3 (2.68%) WAN
11 3 (2.68%) Internet
12 2 (1.79%) LAN
12 2 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.89%) Asterisk PBX
13 1 (0.89%) OpenVPN
13 1 (0.89%) VoIP
13 1 (0.89%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (33.04%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (9.82%) DTS
6 11 (9.82%) MySQL
7 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
8 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (4.46%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (4.46%) OLAP
9 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.68%) MariaDB
10 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Ant
2 1 (0.89%) Toad
2 1 (0.89%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.89%) Maven
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.89%) Selenium
2 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (38.39%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Retail
2 2 (1.79%) Billing
2 2 (1.79%) Marketing
2 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.89%) Automotive
3 1 (0.89%) Legal
3 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.89%) Advertising
3 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) DBA
2 24 (21.43%) SQL DBA
3 20 (17.86%) Administrator
4 16 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
5 13 (11.61%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Server Administrator
7 8 (7.14%) Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Consultant
8 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.25%) Team Leader
8 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Messaging Specialist
9 6 (5.36%) Exchange Specialist
9 6 (5.36%) Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.89%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.89%) Spring
3 1 (0.89%) JSF
3 1 (0.89%) Java EE
3 1 (0.89%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.89%) jQuery
3 1 (0.89%) REST
3 1 (0.89%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (0.89%) COM
3 1 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.68%) Replication
2 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.79%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.89%) Tandem
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.89%) Social Media
4 1 (0.89%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.89%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 78 (69.64%) Windows
2 44 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (36.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (17.86%) Linux
6 8 (7.14%) AIX
7 7 (6.25%) Solaris
8 6 (5.36%) UNIX
8 6 (5.36%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.57%) HPUX
10 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.89%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.89%) CentOS
11 1 (0.89%) zOS
11 1 (0.89%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.86%) Migration
2 39 (34.82%) ITIL
3 33 (29.46%) Performance Tuning
4 32 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 18 (16.07%) Problem Management
6 17 (15.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (13.39%) Data Transformation
8 14 (12.50%) Change Management
9 10 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.93%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (8.04%) ETL
10 9 (8.04%) Unit Testing
11 7 (6.25%) Performance Management
11 7 (6.25%) Service Management
11 7 (6.25%) Business Continuity
11 7 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (4.46%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.18%) PowerShell
2 36 (32.14%) SQL
3 30 (26.79%) Perl
4 27 (24.11%) T-SQL
4 27 (24.11%) VB.NET
5 10 (8.93%) VBScript
5 10 (8.93%) VB
6 4 (3.57%) PHP
6 4 (3.57%) Java
6 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.89%) Python
8 1 (0.89%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (12.50%) MCITP
3 12 (10.71%) MCSE
4 6 (5.36%) Degree
5 3 (2.68%) MCTS
6 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) RHCA
6 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.79%) LPIC
6 2 (1.79%) CCNA
6 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.71%) VMware ESX
5 11 (9.82%) vSphere
6 7 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.79%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.79%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.79%) XenApp
8 1 (0.89%) Postfix
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.89%) Samba
8 1 (0.89%) Varnish
8 1 (0.89%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.89%) Openswan
8 1 (0.89%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (0.89%) OpenSIPS
8 1 (0.89%) Corosync
8 1 (0.89%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (24.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 24 (21.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (4.46%) SCCM
4 4 (3.57%) Puppet
4 4 (3.57%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.68%) Nagios
5 3 (2.68%) SCOM
5 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.68%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.79%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.79%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.89%) Cacti
7 1 (0.89%) Munin
7 1 (0.89%) yum
7 1 (0.89%) Legato
7 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.89%) logstash
Vendors
1 43 (38.39%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.04%) VMware
3 29 (25.89%) Symantec
4 25 (22.32%) IronPort
5 16 (14.29%) HP
6 15 (13.39%) Citrix
7 13 (11.61%) EMC
8 10 (8.93%) NetApp
9 9 (8.04%) Oracle
10 8 (7.14%) Cisco
11 7 (6.25%) Meraki
12 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.57%) Percona
13 4 (3.57%) IBM
13 4 (3.57%) Dell
14 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds
15 2 (1.79%) McAfee
15 2 (1.79%) SAP
15 2 (1.79%) Sun
16 1 (0.89%) Compaq
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