Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK > England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 703 874 923
Rank change year-on-year +171 +49 +88
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 111 86 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.083% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.89% 0.62% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 87 57 130
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £33,125 £36,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% - +6.95%
75th Percentile £51,250 £65,000 £66,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +11.11%

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 12,541 13,841 16,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.78% 13.41% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10,132 10,995 13,236
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,000
25th Percentile £47,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +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 16 April 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 16 April 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 +94 60 £35,000 - 6
West Midlands +53 48 £35,000 - 4
North of England +45 23 £43,750 -12.50% 1
North West +42 17 £41,000 -18.00%
London +97 13 £65,000 -7.14% 2
South East +54 13 £45,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +28 12 £49,500 +23.75% 2
North East +18 6 £45,000 -1.64% 1
East of England +56 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Microsoft Clustering
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 110 (99.10%) Windows
2 94 (84.68%) Active Directory
3 92 (82.88%) Microsoft
4 84 (75.68%) Clustering
5 80 (72.07%) VMware
6 72 (64.86%) Windows Server
7 61 (54.95%) Azure
8 58 (52.25%) VMware ESXi
9 57 (51.35%) SQL Server
10 44 (39.64%) PowerShell
11 40 (36.04%) Microsoft 365
12 35 (31.53%) Disaster Recovery
13 34 (30.63%) Replication
13 34 (30.63%) IIS
14 31 (27.93%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (24.32%) DNS
16 27 (24.32%) vCenter Server
17 26 (23.42%) Web Services
17 26 (23.42%) Citrix
17 26 (23.42%) vSphere
18 24 (21.62%) TCP/IP
18 24 (21.62%) MS Exchange
19 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (19.82%) AWS
20 21 (18.92%) HP
20 21 (18.92%) DHCP
20 21 (18.92%) SQL
21 20 (18.02%) Cisco
21 20 (18.02%) Failover Clustering

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 34 (30.63%) IIS
2 24 (21.62%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.50%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.80%) Ethereum
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.80%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 61 (54.95%) Azure
2 40 (36.04%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (19.82%) AWS
4 12 (10.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (8.11%) IaaS
6 2 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.90%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.90%) PaaS
7 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.32%) DNS
2 24 (21.62%) TCP/IP
3 21 (18.92%) DHCP
4 18 (16.22%) Firewall
5 17 (15.32%) Remote Desktop
6 16 (14.41%) SAN
7 12 (10.81%) WAN
8 9 (8.11%) SMTP
9 8 (7.21%) Skype
10 6 (5.41%) VoIP
11 4 (3.60%) LAN
12 2 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.80%) FTP
12 2 (1.80%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.80%) Wireless
13 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.90%) Intranet
13 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 7
3 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.90%) Power BI
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) JIRA
1 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.01%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) IT Engineer
2 26 (23.42%) VMware Engineer
3 21 (18.92%) Azure Engineer
3 21 (18.92%) Project Engineer
4 17 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (14.41%) Active Directory Engineer
6 15 (13.51%) DBA
7 14 (12.61%) SQL DBA
8 12 (10.81%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (9.91%) SQL Server DBA
9 11 (9.91%) Support Engineer
10 9 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (8.11%) Administrator
10 9 (8.11%) VMware Support Engineer
11 8 (7.21%) Consultant
12 7 (6.31%) Wintel Engineer
13 6 (5.41%) Server Administrator
13 6 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (5.41%) Wintel Administrator
14 5 (4.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.42%) Web Services
2 10 (9.01%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.70%) LDAP
4 2 (1.80%) .NET
5 1 (0.90%) CSS
5 1 (0.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (75.68%) Clustering
2 34 (30.63%) Replication
3 31 (27.93%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (12.61%) Data Centre
5 9 (8.11%) PKI
6 6 (5.41%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.80%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) State Machine
8 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 110 (99.10%) Windows
2 72 (64.86%) Windows Server
3 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (6.31%) Linux
9 6 (5.41%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (14.41%) Change Control
4 16 (14.41%) Mentoring
5 14 (12.61%) Server Building
5 14 (12.61%) Storage Management
6 13 (11.71%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (11.71%) Service Management
7 12 (10.81%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 12 (10.81%) High Availability
8 11 (9.91%) Database Mirroring
8 11 (9.91%) ITIL
9 8 (7.21%) Business Case
9 8 (7.21%) Change Management
9 8 (7.21%) Migration
9 8 (7.21%) Problem Management
9 8 (7.21%) Time Management
10 7 (6.31%) Coaching
10 7 (6.31%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.64%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.92%) SQL
3 5 (4.50%) VB
4 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.70%) C
5 3 (2.70%) VBScript
6 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (15.32%) MCSE
3 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
4 9 (8.11%) MCSA
5 8 (7.21%) Degree
5 8 (7.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.50%) MCP
6 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) SLA
2 4 (3.60%) QA
System Software
1 94 (84.68%) Active Directory
2 58 (52.25%) VMware ESXi
3 28 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (23.42%) vSphere
5 17 (15.32%) Hyper-V
6 12 (10.81%) XenApp
7 8 (7.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (4.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.80%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.80%) Docker
9 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.80%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (24.32%) vCenter Server
2 20 (18.02%) Failover Clustering
3 17 (15.32%) SCCM
4 13 (11.71%) WSUS
5 12 (10.81%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (9.01%) NetBackup
6 10 (9.01%) SCOrch
7 7 (6.31%) SCVMM
8 6 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (5.41%) SCOM
9 4 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.80%) OfficeScan
11 2 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.80%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 1 (0.90%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.90%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 92 (82.88%) Microsoft
2 80 (72.07%) VMware
3 26 (23.42%) Citrix
4 21 (18.92%) HP
5 20 (18.02%) Cisco
6 18 (16.22%) Dell
7 15 (13.51%) Veritas
8 14 (12.61%) Symantec
8 14 (12.61%) Veeam
9 12 (10.81%) McAfee
10 8 (7.21%) Lumension
11 6 (5.41%) Avaya
11 6 (5.41%) Mitel
12 5 (4.50%) IBM
13 3 (2.70%) Sun
14 2 (1.80%) Altiris
14 2 (1.80%) EMC
14 2 (1.80%) Forcepoint
14 2 (1.80%) Oracle
14 2 (1.80%) Sophos