The first 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 182 198 167
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -31
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 59 40 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.55% 1.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.08% 2.05% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51 34 65
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £33,250 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -3.52%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1914 1952 2004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.90% 26.71% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1624 1727
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Clustering
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
Manchester +12 26 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Cheshire +8 23 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Lancashire +3 5 £31,250 -10.71%
Merseyside -2 4 - - 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 57 (54.29%) Windows
2 50 (47.62%) SQL
3 48 (45.71%) Replication
4 47 (44.76%) SQL Server
5 38 (36.19%) SAN
6 35 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 33 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 33 (31.43%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (23.81%) Finance
9 24 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (22.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (22.86%) Active Directory
9 24 (22.86%) DNS
10 23 (21.90%) MS Exchange
11 22 (20.95%) Linux
11 22 (20.95%) T-SQL
12 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (18.10%) Oracle
14 18 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (16.19%) Load Balancing
15 17 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (16.19%) VMware
15 17 (16.19%) Database Security
16 16 (15.24%) NAS
16 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
17 15 (14.29%) Change Management
17 15 (14.29%) MySQL
17 15 (14.29%) Problem Management
17 15 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 23 (21.90%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 11 (10.48%) Apache
4 11 (10.48%) Tomcat
5 10 (9.52%) IIS
6 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (3.81%) SAS
10 3 (2.86%) Lync
11 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (1.90%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.90%) Jetty
11 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (36.19%) SAN
2 24 (22.86%) DNS
3 16 (15.24%) NAS
4 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 10 (9.52%) Internet
6 9 (8.57%) SSL
6 9 (8.57%) Kerberos
6 9 (8.57%) LDAP
6 9 (8.57%) SSH
7 8 (7.62%) Firewall
8 7 (6.67%) SMTP
9 6 (5.71%) DHCP
10 2 (1.90%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.90%) Intranet
10 2 (1.90%) Wireless
11 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (44.76%) SQL Server
2 33 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (22.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (14.29%) MySQL
5 15 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (11.43%) Relational Database
7 11 (10.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (10.48%) Oracle Database
7 11 (10.48%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (9.52%) RDBMS
9 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (3.81%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (3.81%) MongoDB
12 3 (2.86%) OLAP
12 3 (2.86%) DTS
12 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (1.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.81%) Maven
3 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.90%) Selenium
4 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.90%) JUnit
5 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 25 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Retail
3 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (1.90%) Games
4 2 (1.90%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.90%) Back Office
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (44.76%) DBA
2 28 (26.67%) SQL DBA
3 16 (15.24%) Administrator
4 15 (14.29%) Developer
4 15 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
5 9 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Oracle DBA
6 8 (7.62%) Messaging Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) IT Support
9 5 (4.76%) Consultant
9 5 (4.76%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Senior SQL DBA
10 4 (3.81%) Data Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Senior DBA
10 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) Hibernate
2 4 (3.81%) Spring
2 4 (3.81%) jQuery
2 4 (3.81%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.90%) JSF
3 2 (1.90%) JTA
3 2 (1.90%) Spring Web Flow
3 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.90%) JPA
3 2 (1.90%) JSON
3 2 (1.90%) Ajax
3 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.90%) Java EE
3 2 (1.90%) JMS
3 2 (1.90%) HTML
3 2 (1.90%) J2EE
3 2 (1.90%) EJB
3 2 (1.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (45.71%) Replication
2 9 (8.57%) Device Driver
3 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.71%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.81%) Telematics
6 2 (1.90%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.90%) DataPower
6 2 (1.90%) CMDB
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.90%) Open Source
7 1 (0.95%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.95%) Social Media
7 1 (0.95%) Firmware
7 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 57 (54.29%) Windows
2 24 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (20.95%) Linux
4 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.48%) UNIX
7 9 (8.57%) FreeBSD
8 3 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.86%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.86%) AIX
8 3 (2.86%) HPUX
8 3 (2.86%) Solaris
9 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (16.19%) Load Balancing
3 17 (16.19%) Database Security
4 15 (14.29%) Change Management
4 15 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 12 (11.43%) High Availability
6 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.52%) ITIL
7 9 (8.57%) Multithreading
8 8 (7.62%) Migration
8 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.71%) Network Load Balancing
10 5 (4.76%) Change Control
10 5 (4.76%) Project Management
10 5 (4.76%) Data Protection
11 4 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.81%) TDD
11 4 (3.81%) ERP
11 4 (3.81%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 50 (47.62%) SQL
2 22 (20.95%) T-SQL
3 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.57%) Ruby
5 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.62%) Perl
6 7 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.81%) Java
8 3 (2.86%) VB
9 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.90%) VBScript
10 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.95%) C
10 1 (0.95%) C++
10 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (12.38%) Degree
2 8 (7.62%) MCSE
3 7 (6.67%) MCITP
4 5 (4.76%) MCTS
5 4 (3.81%) HND
6 1 (0.95%) MCP
6 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (3.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.52%) LiteSpeed
3 10 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.62%) vSphere
5 7 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.81%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.81%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (3.81%) UAG
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.90%) XenApp
9 1 (0.95%) XenServer
9 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) SCCM
2 7 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.76%) SCOM
4 4 (3.81%) MOM
4 4 (3.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.90%) Nagios
5 2 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.90%) Puppet
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.95%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.95%) Legato
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.10%) Oracle
3 17 (16.19%) VMware
4 14 (13.33%) Symantec
5 12 (11.43%) HP
6 7 (6.67%) McAfee
6 7 (6.67%) Citrix
7 6 (5.71%) NetApp
8 5 (4.76%) IBM
8 5 (4.76%) Dell
9 4 (3.81%) JBoss
9 4 (3.81%) EMC
9 4 (3.81%) Cisco
10 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.90%) Brocade
11 2 (1.90%) Facebook
11 2 (1.90%) Kony
11 2 (1.90%) Veeam
11 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.95%) Meraki
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