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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 157 139 153
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 47 41 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 1.00% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.33% 3.22% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 43 39 43
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,900 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,149 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +2.87%
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
1413 1273 1351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.87% 31.11% 29.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1180 1027 1183
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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
Birmingham -16 16 £48,750 +30.00% 3
Shropshire - 9 £31,000 -
Coventry -16 7 £38,000 -24.00%
Staffordshire - 7 £52,500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £32,500 -
West Bromwich +5 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Warwickshire -12 1 £41,500 +18.57%
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 81 (68.64%) Windows
2 71 (60.17%) VMware
3 66 (55.93%) Microsoft
4 60 (50.85%) Active Directory
5 54 (45.76%) SQL Server
6 51 (43.22%) MS Exchange
7 46 (38.98%) Citrix
8 40 (33.90%) SAN
8 40 (33.90%) Linux
9 39 (33.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 39 (33.05%) Hyper-V
10 37 (31.36%) SQL
11 35 (29.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (27.12%) Firewall
13 30 (25.42%) DNS
14 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 27 (22.88%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (20.34%) ITIL
17 23 (19.49%) TCP/IP
18 22 (18.64%) Cisco
19 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (17.80%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (16.95%) UNIX
21 19 (16.10%) MS Excel
22 18 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
22 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
23 17 (14.41%) VMware ESX
23 17 (14.41%) Finance
24 16 (13.56%) Security Cleared
25 15 (12.71%) Project Management

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 51 (43.22%) MS Exchange
2 27 (22.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (10.17%) Apache
6 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2000
7 10 (8.47%) SharePoint
8 9 (7.63%) IIS
9 8 (6.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (3.39%) Lync
11 4 (3.39%) WebSphere
12 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
13 2 (1.69%) IBM Notes
13 2 (1.69%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (1.69%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.85%) OpenEdge
14 1 (0.85%) CMS
14 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (16.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.93%) MS Office
3 4 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (5.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (33.90%) SAN
2 32 (27.12%) Firewall
3 30 (25.42%) DNS
4 23 (19.49%) TCP/IP
5 15 (12.71%) NAS
6 11 (9.32%) DDNS
7 10 (8.47%) Network Security
8 9 (7.63%) VoIP
9 8 (6.78%) OSPF
9 8 (6.78%) BGP
10 6 (5.08%) DHCP
11 5 (4.24%) VPN
11 5 (4.24%) HTTPS
11 5 (4.24%) Wireshark
12 4 (3.39%) Internet
13 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
13 3 (2.54%) WAN
13 3 (2.54%) LAN
14 2 (1.69%) Extranet
14 2 (1.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (45.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (6.78%) MySQL
6 7 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.93%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.69%) DTS
9 2 (1.69%) DB2
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) RequisitePro
2 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.85%) Toad
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.54%) Automotive
4 2 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (17.80%) Administrator
2 19 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Architect
4 13 (11.02%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (11.02%) DBA
5 12 (10.17%) Consultant
6 9 (7.63%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) SQL DBA
7 8 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (6.78%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.24%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Wintel Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) Web Services
2 5 (4.24%) HTML
3 4 (3.39%) Middleware
3 4 (3.39%) LAMP
3 4 (3.39%) jQuery
3 4 (3.39%) Ext JS
3 4 (3.39%) HTML5
3 4 (3.39%) CSS
4 3 (2.54%) CSS3
4 3 (2.54%) .NET
4 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.69%) XML
5 2 (1.69%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.69%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.24%) Replication
3 5 (4.24%) Life Science
3 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.69%) Handset
6 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 81 (68.64%) Windows
2 40 (33.90%) Linux
3 35 (29.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (17.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (16.95%) UNIX
7 13 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (10.17%) Windows 8
9 8 (6.78%) Solaris
10 7 (5.93%) AIX
11 6 (5.08%) Windows 2000
11 6 (5.08%) Windows XP
11 6 (5.08%) CentOS
12 4 (3.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (3.39%) SUSE
13 2 (1.69%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.34%) ITIL
2 18 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (12.71%) Project Management
4 14 (11.86%) Load Balancing
5 13 (11.02%) ETL
6 10 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (8.47%) High Availability
7 9 (7.63%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.78%) Change Control
8 8 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.78%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.08%) CRM
11 5 (4.24%) OOP
11 5 (4.24%) OO
11 5 (4.24%) Migration
11 5 (4.24%) Scrum
11 5 (4.24%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (4.24%) Performance Management
12 4 (3.39%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.36%) SQL
2 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.39%) VBScript
3 4 (3.39%) VB
3 4 (3.39%) PHP
3 4 (3.39%) Java
3 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.54%) C#
4 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.69%) Perl
5 2 (1.69%) Tcl
5 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (13.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (10.17%) MCP
4 12 (10.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (9.32%) MCSE
5 11 (9.32%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (9.32%) CCNA
6 9 (7.63%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.93%) VCP4
8 4 (3.39%) CCA
9 3 (2.54%) MCSA
9 3 (2.54%) CCNP
10 2 (1.69%) MCITP
10 2 (1.69%) Degree
10 2 (1.69%) OCP
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 60 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 39 (33.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (33.05%) Hyper-V
3 17 (14.41%) VMware ESX
4 13 (11.02%) vSphere
5 11 (9.32%) XenApp
6 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (5.93%) PowerHA
7 7 (5.93%) Terminal Services
8 5 (4.24%) XenServer
8 5 (4.24%) VMware Server
9 4 (3.39%) RHEV
10 3 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.54%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) Nagios
2 7 (5.93%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.93%) SCCM
3 6 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (5.08%) WSUS
4 5 (4.24%) ARCserve
4 5 (4.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.39%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.54%) SCOM
7 2 (1.69%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (60.17%) VMware
2 66 (55.93%) Microsoft
3 46 (38.98%) Citrix
4 22 (18.64%) Cisco
5 14 (11.86%) IBM
5 14 (11.86%) Oracle
5 14 (11.86%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.47%) NetApp
7 9 (7.63%) HP
8 8 (6.78%) Juniper
8 8 (6.78%) EMC
9 7 (5.93%) Symantec
10 6 (5.08%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.08%) Altiris
10 6 (5.08%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.39%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.39%) Hitachi
12 3 (2.54%) Dell
13 2 (1.69%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.69%) SAP
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