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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Clustering
Rank 165 143 147
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 51 58 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 1.20% 1.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.55% 3.73% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 40 48 51
Average salary £41,250 £39,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
1438 1555 1406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.85% 32.05% 29.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1212 1279 1238
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -7 29 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Shropshire +2 8 £42,500 -
Warwickshire -2 5 £44,000 +17.33%
Coventry -13 5 £36,000 +20.00% 2
Staffordshire +5 4 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 76 (51.35%) Windows
2 74 (50.00%) VMware
3 72 (48.65%) Linux
4 65 (43.92%) Microsoft
5 58 (39.19%) UNIX
6 57 (38.51%) SQL Server
7 47 (31.76%) Active Directory
8 45 (30.41%) Solaris
8 45 (30.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 43 (29.05%) MS Exchange
10 40 (27.03%) Citrix
11 36 (24.32%) SQL
11 36 (24.32%) Firewall
12 34 (22.97%) AIX
13 33 (22.30%) VMware ESX
13 33 (22.30%) Hyper-V
14 32 (21.62%) IBM
14 32 (21.62%) Red Hat
15 29 (19.59%) Cisco
15 29 (19.59%) PowerHA
16 28 (18.92%) SAN
16 28 (18.92%) Load Balancing
17 23 (15.54%) MS Excel
17 23 (15.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (14.86%) Oracle
18 22 (14.86%) ITIL
18 22 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
18 22 (14.86%) Juniper
18 22 (14.86%) Finance
18 22 (14.86%) Network Security

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (29.05%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (8.78%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2000
6 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (5.41%) Lync
8 6 (4.05%) IIS
9 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.35%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.35%) Apache
10 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.35%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.68%) CMS
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (15.54%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.81%) MS Visio
3 11 (7.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (4.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.32%) Firewall
2 28 (18.92%) SAN
3 22 (14.86%) Network Security
4 20 (13.51%) OSPF
4 20 (13.51%) BGP
5 16 (10.81%) TCP/IP
6 15 (10.14%) Internet
7 14 (9.46%) NAS
8 13 (8.78%) Junos
9 12 (8.11%) DNS
10 10 (6.76%) VPN
11 9 (6.08%) Extranet
12 6 (4.05%) IP Telephony
12 6 (4.05%) VoIP
13 5 (3.38%) DDNS
14 2 (1.35%) LDAP
14 2 (1.35%) DHCP
15 1 (0.68%) FTP
15 1 (0.68%) LAN
15 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (38.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.76%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 7 (4.73%) DB2
8 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.38%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 5 (3.38%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.35%) DTS
12 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (14.86%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Legal
3 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.03%) Automotive
5 2 (1.35%) Back Office
5 2 (1.35%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (33.78%) Administrator
2 42 (28.38%) Systems Administrator
3 21 (14.19%) Firewall Engineer
4 20 (13.51%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 20 (13.51%) UNIX Administrator
5 17 (11.49%) Consultant
6 15 (10.14%) DBA
7 12 (8.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 12 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
8 11 (7.43%) AIX Administrator
8 11 (7.43%) Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Wintel Consultant
10 7 (4.73%) SQL DBA
10 7 (4.73%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.73%) Solaris Administrator
11 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 6 (4.05%) Technical Team Leader
11 6 (4.05%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.05%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.70%) Middleware
3 3 (2.03%) .NET
3 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.35%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.35%) XML
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.68%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.38%) Life Science
4 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.70%) Replication
4 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.35%) Handset
5 2 (1.35%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 76 (51.35%) Windows
2 72 (48.65%) Linux
3 58 (39.19%) UNIX
4 45 (30.41%) Solaris
5 34 (22.97%) AIX
6 23 (15.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (11.49%) SUSE
11 9 (6.08%) CentOS
12 7 (4.73%) Windows 8
12 7 (4.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (4.05%) Windows 2000
13 6 (4.05%) Windows XP
14 5 (3.38%) VMS
15 2 (1.35%) Windows NT
15 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
15 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) Load Balancing
2 22 (14.86%) ITIL
3 19 (12.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (11.49%) Change Control
5 16 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (8.78%) Project Management
6 13 (8.78%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (6.76%) ETL
7 10 (6.76%) High Availability
8 9 (6.08%) E-Commerce
8 9 (6.08%) Low Latency
8 9 (6.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 8 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (4.73%) Change Management
10 7 (4.73%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (4.05%) Incident Management
11 6 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (3.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.32%) SQL
2 16 (10.81%) Perl
3 14 (9.46%) Tcl
4 13 (8.78%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.05%) Java
6 5 (3.38%) C#
6 5 (3.38%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.70%) VBScript
7 4 (2.70%) VB
8 2 (1.35%) Python
8 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.35%) C++
8 2 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.14%) CCNP
3 13 (8.78%) CCSA
3 13 (8.78%) Check Point Certification
4 12 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (8.11%) MCP
5 11 (7.43%) MCSE
6 9 (6.08%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (4.73%) CCNA
9 5 (3.38%) CCA
9 5 (3.38%) OCP
9 5 (3.38%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (2.70%) MCSA
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.68%) MCTS
11 1 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (31.76%) Active Directory
2 45 (30.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (22.30%) Hyper-V
3 33 (22.30%) VMware ESX
4 29 (19.59%) PowerHA
5 16 (10.81%) vSphere
5 16 (10.81%) XenApp
6 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (4.05%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (3.38%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.70%) XenServer
9 4 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.70%) RHEV
10 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) Nagios
2 9 (6.08%) SCCM
3 8 (5.41%) SCOM
4 6 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (4.05%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.05%) WSUS
4 6 (4.05%) SCDPM
5 5 (3.38%) ARCserve
6 4 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 74 (50.00%) VMware
2 65 (43.92%) Microsoft
3 40 (27.03%) Citrix
4 32 (21.62%) IBM
4 32 (21.62%) Red Hat
5 29 (19.59%) Cisco
6 22 (14.86%) Oracle
6 22 (14.86%) Juniper
7 20 (13.51%) CheckPoint
7 20 (13.51%) Blue Coat
8 12 (8.11%) NetApp
8 12 (8.11%) EMC
9 10 (6.76%) HP
9 10 (6.76%) Veritas
10 7 (4.73%) Symantec
11 6 (4.05%) Altiris
12 5 (3.38%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.70%) Hitachi
14 2 (1.35%) Lotus
14 2 (1.35%) Remedy
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 30 days holiday, BUPA and More
Posted: 24 days ago