The first 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 1 August 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 155 157 149
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 55 59 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 1.06% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.48% 3.75% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 44 53 39
Average salary £43,250 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.88% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -3.52%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1227 1574 1221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.80% 28.27% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1018 1337 1065
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,700 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Birmingham +17 19 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Warwickshire +28 18 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Coventry +7 9 £41,000 +17.14%
Solihull -3 5 £42,500 +8.28%
Shropshire -2 1 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Staffordshire -26 1 £42,500 -5.55%
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 61 (61.62%) SQL Server
2 55 (55.56%) Windows
3 50 (50.51%) Microsoft
4 48 (48.48%) VMware
5 37 (37.37%) Linux
6 34 (34.34%) SQL
7 32 (32.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (31.31%) Cisco
9 29 (29.29%) Citrix
9 29 (29.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (27.27%) Firewall
11 25 (25.25%) MS Exchange
12 24 (24.24%) SAN
13 23 (23.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (21.21%) Solaris
14 21 (21.21%) Active Directory
15 20 (20.20%) Hyper-V
16 19 (19.19%) IIS
16 19 (19.19%) UNIX
16 19 (19.19%) VMware ESX
17 18 (18.18%) MCSE
17 18 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
18 17 (17.17%) AIX
19 16 (16.16%) Red Hat
19 16 (16.16%) ITIL
20 15 (15.15%) Replication
20 15 (15.15%) MCP
20 15 (15.15%) IBM
20 15 (15.15%) SharePoint

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 25 (25.25%) MS Exchange
2 19 (19.19%) IIS
3 15 (15.15%) SharePoint
4 14 (14.14%) Apache
5 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (9.09%) Tomcat
7 8 (8.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2000
8 6 (6.06%) Lync
9 4 (4.04%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.05%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.27%) Firewall
2 24 (24.24%) SAN
3 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.09%) NAS
5 8 (8.08%) VPN
6 6 (6.06%) Network Security
7 5 (5.05%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (5.05%) Ethernet
7 5 (5.05%) FTP
7 5 (5.05%) HTTP
7 5 (5.05%) DNS
7 5 (5.05%) IPsec
7 5 (5.05%) Internet
8 4 (4.04%) OSPF
8 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.03%) Junos
9 3 (3.03%) Wireless
9 3 (3.03%) BGP
10 2 (2.02%) Extranet
10 2 (2.02%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (61.62%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.05%) DB2
7 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.03%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 3 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.02%) DTS
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (1.01%) ProC
General
1 13 (13.13%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.07%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (21.21%) DBA
1 21 (21.21%) Administrator
2 17 (17.17%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (16.16%) SQL DBA
4 14 (14.14%) Consultant
5 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
6 9 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 8 (8.08%) Implementation Specialist
8 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
8 6 (6.06%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) AIX Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (5.05%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (6.06%) .NET
3 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.03%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.02%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.01%) MapReduce
6 1 (1.01%) J2EE
6 1 (1.01%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Replication
2 8 (8.08%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.08%) Thin Client
2 8 (8.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.02%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.01%) CMDB
4 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (55.56%) Windows
2 37 (37.37%) Linux
3 29 (29.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (21.21%) Solaris
5 19 (19.19%) UNIX
6 17 (17.17%) AIX
7 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (10.10%) SUSE
9 10 (10.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
11 5 (5.05%) VMS
12 2 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.01%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.16%) ITIL
2 13 (13.13%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (13.13%) Project Management
3 12 (12.12%) Load Balancing
4 11 (11.11%) Migration
4 11 (11.11%) Change Control
5 10 (10.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.09%) Service Management
7 8 (8.08%) PRINCE2
7 8 (8.08%) Project Planning
7 8 (8.08%) Technical Analysis
8 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.07%) Security Management
9 6 (6.06%) Change Management
9 6 (6.06%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (5.05%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (5.05%) ETL
11 4 (4.04%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.04%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (4.04%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.34%) SQL
2 13 (13.13%) T-SQL
3 9 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.05%) Perl
7 4 (4.04%) VB
8 3 (3.03%) C#
8 3 (3.03%) C++
8 3 (3.03%) Java
8 3 (3.03%) VBScript
8 3 (3.03%) Tcl
9 2 (2.02%) Python
9 2 (2.02%) PHP
9 2 (2.02%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.01%) Ruby
10 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (23.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (18.18%) MCSE
3 15 (15.15%) MCP
4 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (8.08%) Degree
7 7 (7.07%) CCNA
8 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.05%) CCA
8 5 (5.05%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (5.05%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (4.04%) OCP
10 3 (3.03%) MCITP
10 3 (3.03%) MCTS
10 3 (3.03%) MCSA
10 3 (3.03%) CCNP
10 3 (3.03%) CCSA
10 3 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.03%) SLA
3 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 32 (32.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (21.21%) Active Directory
3 20 (20.20%) Hyper-V
4 19 (19.19%) VMware ESX
5 12 (12.12%) PowerHA
6 9 (9.09%) vSphere
7 7 (7.07%) XenApp
7 7 (7.07%) XenServer
8 5 (5.05%) XenDesktop
8 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (5.05%) Terminal Services
9 4 (4.04%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (3.03%) UAG
10 3 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (1.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) SCOM
2 12 (12.12%) SCCM
3 7 (7.07%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.05%) WSUS
4 5 (5.05%) NetBackup
4 5 (5.05%) ARCserve
5 3 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.03%) MOM
5 3 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.02%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (50.51%) Microsoft
2 48 (48.48%) VMware
3 31 (31.31%) Cisco
4 29 (29.29%) Citrix
5 16 (16.16%) Red Hat
6 15 (15.15%) IBM
7 13 (13.13%) Juniper
7 13 (13.13%) Oracle
8 11 (11.11%) HP
9 10 (10.10%) Symantec
10 8 (8.08%) Dell
11 7 (7.07%) Veritas
12 5 (5.05%) Blue Coat
12 5 (5.05%) EMC
12 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
13 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds
14 2 (2.02%) NetApp
14 2 (2.02%) Sophos
14 2 (2.02%) Brocade
14 2 (2.02%) Spiceworks
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Sourceright
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon (commutable from Birmingham)
Aximis West
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago