The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 127 160 171
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +11
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 96 51 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.71% 0.94% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.72% 2.87% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 84 46 30
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,750 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1678 1775 1455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.96% 32.62% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1521 1272
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Clustering
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Clustering Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Clustering
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Clustering Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Clustering
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Clustering across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Clustering Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Clustering
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
Birmingham +16 44 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Warwickshire +38 33 £44,000 +0.57% 1
Staffordshire -27 6 £41,250 -8.33%
Solihull +7 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Coventry -8 5 £43,250 +8.12%
Shropshire - 2 £36,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 68 (50.37%) Windows
2 64 (47.41%) Microsoft
2 64 (47.41%) VMware
3 57 (42.22%) Linux
4 56 (41.48%) SQL Server
5 50 (37.04%) UNIX
6 45 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (31.11%) Solaris
8 41 (30.37%) Citrix
9 39 (28.89%) Cisco
10 34 (25.19%) SQL
11 33 (24.44%) MS Exchange
11 33 (24.44%) Firewall
12 32 (23.70%) VMware ESX
13 31 (22.96%) Hyper-V
13 31 (22.96%) AIX
14 30 (22.22%) Active Directory
15 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (20.00%) IBM
17 26 (19.26%) Red Hat
17 26 (19.26%) PowerHA
18 24 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (17.78%) SAN
19 23 (17.04%) Cisco Certification
20 22 (16.30%) Juniper
20 22 (16.30%) MCSE
20 22 (16.30%) MCP
20 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
21 21 (15.56%) Load Balancing
21 21 (15.56%) ITIL

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 33 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (11.11%) IIS
4 14 (10.37%) SharePoint
5 13 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (9.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2000
7 10 (7.41%) Lync
8 5 (3.70%) Apache
8 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.96%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 20 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.19%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.44%) Firewall
2 24 (17.78%) SAN
3 20 (14.81%) Network Security
4 18 (13.33%) OSPF
5 17 (12.59%) BGP
6 14 (10.37%) Internet
7 13 (9.63%) TCP/IP
7 13 (9.63%) VPN
7 13 (9.63%) NAS
7 13 (9.63%) Junos
8 9 (6.67%) Extranet
9 8 (5.93%) DNS
10 5 (3.70%) IP Telephony
11 3 (2.22%) Wireless
11 3 (2.22%) IPsec
11 3 (2.22%) VoIP
11 3 (2.22%) DHCP
11 3 (2.22%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.22%) FTP
11 3 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (41.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.70%) DB2
6 5 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (2.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 3 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MSI
General
1 19 (14.07%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.93%) Legal
4 2 (1.48%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (28.89%) Administrator
2 36 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
3 18 (13.33%) DBA
3 18 (13.33%) Consultant
3 18 (13.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 18 (13.33%) UNIX Administrator
3 18 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 14 (10.37%) SQL DBA
5 10 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (7.41%) AIX Administrator
6 9 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
7 8 (5.93%) Implementation Specialist
8 7 (5.19%) Solaris Administrator
8 7 (5.19%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (3.70%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.22%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.48%) Middleware
5 1 (0.74%) .NET
5 1 (0.74%) J2EE
5 1 (0.74%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.41%) Replication
3 8 (5.93%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.93%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.48%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.48%) Life Science
6 1 (0.74%) CMDB
6 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 68 (50.37%) Windows
2 57 (42.22%) Linux
3 50 (37.04%) UNIX
4 42 (31.11%) Solaris
5 31 (22.96%) AIX
6 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (12.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (11.11%) SUSE
10 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (6.67%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.70%) VMS
12 4 (2.96%) CentOS
13 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.74%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.56%) ITIL
1 21 (15.56%) Load Balancing
1 21 (15.56%) Change Control
2 17 (12.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (11.85%) Project Management
3 16 (11.85%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (8.15%) E-Commerce
6 9 (6.67%) Service Management
6 9 (6.67%) Migration
6 9 (6.67%) Low Latency
6 9 (6.67%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 8 (5.93%) Project Planning
7 8 (5.93%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (5.93%) Change Management
7 8 (5.93%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.19%) SQL
2 16 (11.85%) Perl
3 14 (10.37%) Tcl
4 12 (8.89%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.44%) VB
6 5 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.70%) VBScript
7 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.22%) Java
8 3 (2.22%) C#
9 2 (1.48%) C++
9 2 (1.48%) PHP
9 2 (1.48%) Python
9 2 (1.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (17.04%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (16.30%) MCP
3 22 (16.30%) MCSE
3 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
4 15 (11.11%) CCNP
5 13 (9.63%) Check Point Certification
5 13 (9.63%) CCSA
5 13 (9.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (5.93%) CCNA
7 8 (5.93%) CCA
7 8 (5.93%) Degree
8 4 (2.96%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (2.22%) OCP
10 2 (1.48%) MCSA
11 1 (0.74%) MCTS
11 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 45 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (23.70%) VMware ESX
3 31 (22.96%) Hyper-V
4 30 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 26 (19.26%) PowerHA
6 19 (14.07%) XenApp
7 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (7.41%) vSphere
9 6 (4.44%) XenServer
10 5 (3.70%) Terminal Services
10 5 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.96%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (2.22%) XenDesktop
13 2 (1.48%) RHEV
14 1 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (10.37%) SCOM
2 13 (9.63%) SCCM
3 8 (5.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (5.93%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.19%) ARCserve
5 5 (3.70%) WSUS
5 5 (3.70%) SCDPM
6 4 (2.96%) Nagios
7 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (47.41%) Microsoft
1 64 (47.41%) VMware
2 41 (30.37%) Citrix
3 39 (28.89%) Cisco
4 27 (20.00%) IBM
5 26 (19.26%) Red Hat
6 22 (16.30%) Juniper
7 18 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 18 (13.33%) Blue Coat
8 16 (11.85%) HP
9 14 (10.37%) Oracle
10 10 (7.41%) Veritas
11 8 (5.93%) EMC
11 8 (5.93%) Symantec
12 4 (2.96%) NetApp
13 3 (2.22%) Dell
13 3 (2.22%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.48%) Nimsoft
14 2 (1.48%) Spiceworks
14 2 (1.48%) Altiris
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