Period
to 27 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 890 615 946
Rank change year-on-year -275 +331 +21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 90 50 121
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.48% 0.68% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 72 48 87
10th Percentile £36,061 £32,300 £36,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £41,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £48,125 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £68,625 £70,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00% +5.26%

Microsoft Clustering is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 18,635 7,373 17,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.33% 16.82% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11,981 6,161 13,250
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +6.84% +6.36%
75th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.84% +7.83% +4.55%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Clustering in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in England

Microsoft Clustering
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering within the England region over the 6 months to 27 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands -89 52 £37,500 +7.14% 3
West Midlands -67 50 £37,500 +7.14% 2
London -261 20 £65,000 - 4
South East - 10 £45,520 - 1
North of England -131 3 £50,000 - 8
East of England - 3 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands -78 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £55,000 - 3
South West - 2 £40,750 - 1
North West -96 1 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 83 (92.22%) Windows
2 82 (91.11%) Microsoft
3 80 (88.89%) Active Directory
4 75 (83.33%) Clustering
5 73 (81.11%) Windows Server
6 71 (78.89%) VMware
7 63 (70.00%) SQL Server
8 62 (68.89%) VMware ESXi
9 52 (57.78%) IIS
10 47 (52.22%) Azure
11 45 (50.00%) Web Services
12 29 (32.22%) SQL
13 26 (28.89%) AWS
14 24 (26.67%) PowerShell
15 23 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (22.22%) SLA
17 18 (20.00%) Capacity Management
18 16 (17.78%) vCenter Server
19 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
20 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 14 (15.56%) ITIL
21 13 (14.44%) Linux
21 13 (14.44%) DNS
21 13 (14.44%) Migration
21 13 (14.44%) Microsoft 365
21 13 (14.44%) vSphere
22 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
23 11 (12.22%) SCOrch
23 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2019
24 10 (11.11%) DHCP

Microsoft Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (57.78%) IIS
2 10 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.11%) Apache
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.11%) JBoss
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 47 (52.22%) Azure
2 26 (28.89%) AWS
3 13 (14.44%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (7.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.33%) IaaS
6 2 (2.22%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (1.11%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) DNS
2 10 (11.11%) DHCP
3 9 (10.00%) SAN
4 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.56%) Firewall
5 5 (5.56%) WAN
6 4 (4.44%) LAN
6 4 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (4.44%) Skype
7 3 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (3.33%) FTP
7 3 (3.33%) SMTP
7 3 (3.33%) VLAN
7 3 (3.33%) VSAN
8 2 (2.22%) Internet
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.11%) Network Security
9 1 (1.11%) VPN
9 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 7
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Documentation Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.33%) Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Social Skills
4 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) IT Engineer
1 28 (31.11%) Support Engineer
1 28 (31.11%) VMware Engineer
2 27 (30.00%) Project Engineer
3 24 (26.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 22 (24.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (23.33%) Windows Engineer
6 19 (21.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (21.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) Consultant
9 6 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Active Directory Consultant
11 4 (4.44%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) DBA
11 4 (4.44%) IT Support
11 4 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Migration Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) SQL DBA
11 4 (4.44%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (4.44%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.11%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.11%) Kafka
4 1 (1.11%) LDAP
4 1 (1.11%) Middleware
4 1 (1.11%) OpenID
4 1 (1.11%) REST
4 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 75 (83.33%) Clustering
2 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.89%) Replication
4 5 (5.56%) PKI
5 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.33%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (92.22%) Windows
2 73 (81.11%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
4 13 (14.44%) Linux
5 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2019
6 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.33%) Unix
11 2 (2.22%) CentOS
11 2 (2.22%) Solaris
12 1 (1.11%) AIX
12 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (15.56%) ITIL
3 13 (14.44%) Migration
4 8 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (7.78%) Change Management
5 7 (7.78%) High Availability
5 7 (7.78%) Mentoring
5 7 (7.78%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (4.44%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (4.44%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (4.44%) Storage Management
8 4 (4.44%) Task Automation
9 3 (3.33%) Change Control
9 3 (3.33%) Coaching
9 3 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.22%) SQL
2 24 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.22%) Java
3 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.11%) C#
4 1 (1.11%) C++
4 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.44%) MCSA
3 4 (4.44%) MCSE
3 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) MCITP
5 2 (2.22%) MCP
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 62 (68.89%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (14.44%) vSphere
5 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.33%) DFS Replication
6 3 (3.33%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.11%) XenApp
8 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (17.78%) vCenter Server
2 11 (12.22%) SCOrch
3 10 (11.11%) SCCM
4 9 (10.00%) SCOM
5 7 (7.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (4.44%) SCVMM
7 4 (4.44%) WSUS
8 3 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (3.33%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.33%) OfficeScan
8 3 (3.33%) PowerCLI
8 3 (3.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 3 (3.33%) vMotion
8 3 (3.33%) vRealize
9 2 (2.22%) Ansible
9 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
9 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 82 (91.11%) Microsoft
2 71 (78.89%) VMware
3 8 (8.89%) HP
4 6 (6.67%) 3PAR
4 6 (6.67%) Dell
4 6 (6.67%) EMC
4 6 (6.67%) McAfee
4 6 (6.67%) Symantec
5 5 (5.56%) Altiris
5 5 (5.56%) Cisco
5 5 (5.56%) Veeam
6 4 (4.44%) Citrix
6 4 (4.44%) IBM
6 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.33%) Brocade
7 3 (3.33%) Forcepoint
7 3 (3.33%) Huawei
7 3 (3.33%) Intel
7 3 (3.33%) Rackspace
7 3 (3.33%) Veritas