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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Clustering
Rank 165 138 165
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +27
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 46 45 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.01% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.03% 3.24% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 43 43 38
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £28,400 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
1518 1389 1398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.63% 31.12% 28.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1277 1157 1197
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 30 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 30 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
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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 -21 16 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Shropshire -5 8 £31,000 +37.77%
Staffordshire - 8 £52,500 - 1
Coventry -23 6 £38,000 -22.05%
Wolverhampton - 5 £32,500 -
West Bromwich +6 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Worcestershire -5 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 69 (74.19%) Windows
2 56 (60.22%) VMware
3 54 (58.06%) Active Directory
4 51 (54.84%) Microsoft
5 44 (47.31%) SQL Server
6 43 (46.24%) MS Exchange
7 36 (38.71%) SAN
8 35 (37.63%) Citrix
9 33 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (34.41%) SQL
11 30 (32.26%) DNS
12 29 (31.18%) Hyper-V
13 28 (30.11%) Linux
14 25 (26.88%) Firewall
14 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (24.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
17 18 (19.35%) ITIL
17 18 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (17.20%) Cisco
19 16 (17.20%) PowerShell
20 14 (15.05%) Apache
21 13 (13.98%) ETL
21 13 (13.98%) Disaster Recovery
21 13 (13.98%) Finance
22 12 (12.90%) NAS
22 12 (12.90%) SLA
22 12 (12.90%) Oracle

Clustering
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 43 (46.24%) MS Exchange
2 23 (24.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (15.05%) Apache
4 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2000
6 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
7 7 (7.53%) IIS
8 4 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
10 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
10 2 (2.15%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (2.15%) NetWeaver
10 2 (2.15%) Lync
10 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
11 1 (1.08%) CMS
11 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.08%) OpenEdge
11 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Office
3 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (38.71%) SAN
2 30 (32.26%) DNS
3 25 (26.88%) Firewall
4 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
5 12 (12.90%) NAS
6 11 (11.83%) DDNS
7 8 (8.60%) VoIP
8 7 (7.53%) DHCP
8 7 (7.53%) Network Security
9 5 (5.38%) Wireshark
9 5 (5.38%) HTTPS
10 4 (4.30%) OSPF
10 4 (4.30%) BGP
11 3 (3.23%) VPN
11 3 (3.23%) Ethernet
11 3 (3.23%) WAN
11 3 (3.23%) LAN
12 1 (1.08%) Broadband
12 1 (1.08%) FTP
12 1 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (47.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) MySQL
2 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.53%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.15%) DTS
9 2 (2.15%) DB2
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) RequisitePro
2 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.08%) Toad
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Back Office
3 2 (2.15%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Military
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.98%) Administrator
3 12 (12.90%) Architect
3 12 (12.90%) DBA
4 9 (9.68%) Technical Architect
5 8 (8.60%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.60%) SQL DBA
6 7 (7.53%) Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Consultant
7 6 (6.45%) Lead Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.38%) PHP Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Lead PHP Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) HTML
2 6 (6.45%) LAMP
2 6 (6.45%) CSS
2 6 (6.45%) Web Services
2 6 (6.45%) jQuery
2 6 (6.45%) Ext JS
2 6 (6.45%) HTML5
3 5 (5.38%) CSS3
4 3 (3.23%) .NET
4 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.15%) SAP Basis
5 2 (2.15%) XML
5 2 (2.15%) Middleware
6 1 (1.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.38%) Replication
3 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) Handset
5 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.15%) Life Science
5 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.08%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 69 (74.19%) Windows
2 33 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (30.11%) Linux
4 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.68%) UNIX
6 9 (9.68%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.38%) Solaris
9 4 (4.30%) CentOS
10 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.23%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.15%) Windows NT
11 2 (2.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) ITIL
2 13 (13.98%) ETL
2 13 (13.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (12.90%) Project Management
4 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.75%) Load Balancing
4 10 (10.75%) Database Mirroring
5 9 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (7.53%) High Availability
6 7 (7.53%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.53%) OOP
6 7 (7.53%) OO
7 6 (6.45%) CRM
7 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.45%) Performance Management
7 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.38%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.38%) Scrum
8 5 (5.38%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.30%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.41%) SQL
2 16 (17.20%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.45%) PHP
4 4 (4.30%) Java
5 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.23%) C#
5 3 (3.23%) VBScript
5 3 (3.23%) VB
6 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (9.68%) MCP
4 8 (8.60%) MCSE
4 8 (8.60%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (7.53%) CCNA
6 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.23%) MCSA
8 2 (2.15%) OCP
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.15%) MCITP
8 2 (2.15%) Degree
9 1 (1.08%) MCTS
9 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.08%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 54 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 33 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (31.18%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.75%) vSphere
5 7 (7.53%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (6.45%) Terminal Services
7 5 (5.38%) VMware Server
8 4 (4.30%) XenApp
8 4 (4.30%) XenServer
9 2 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.15%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.15%) RHEV
10 1 (1.08%) PowerHA
10 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Nagios
1 6 (6.45%) SCCM
2 5 (5.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (5.38%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (3.23%) WSUS
4 3 (3.23%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.08%) SCOM
5 1 (1.08%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 56 (60.22%) VMware
2 51 (54.84%) Microsoft
3 35 (37.63%) Citrix
4 16 (17.20%) Cisco
5 12 (12.90%) Oracle
6 7 (7.53%) NetApp
7 6 (6.45%) EMC
7 6 (6.45%) IBM
7 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.38%) Symantec
9 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.30%) HP
10 3 (3.23%) Dell
10 3 (3.23%) Sun
10 3 (3.23%) Juniper
10 3 (3.23%) Altiris
11 2 (2.15%) Sage
11 2 (2.15%) Remedy
11 2 (2.15%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.15%) Hitachi
Stafford, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Car, Pension , bonus
Posted: 4 days ago