The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Clustering
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 170 185
Rank change year-on-year -61 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 41 67 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.60% 1.19% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 3.00% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37 55 48
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £26,041
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2790 2230 2352
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.75% 39.76% 37.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2240 1919 1880
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Clustering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the North West

Clustering
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Clustering in the North West.

Salary trend for Clustering in the North West

Clustering
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Clustering in the North West

Clustering
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -55 25 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Lancashire -2 6 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Cheshire -30 6 £37,500 -18.91%
Merseyside -6 4 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 77 (71.30%) SQL
2 73 (67.59%) SQL Server
3 51 (47.22%) Performance Tuning
4 42 (38.89%) T-SQL
5 39 (36.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (36.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (33.33%) Windows
6 36 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (31.48%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (31.48%) Microsoft
8 30 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 29 (26.85%) Linux
10 28 (25.93%) High Availability
11 27 (25.00%) Replication
11 27 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 27 (25.00%) Windows Server
12 23 (21.30%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (21.30%) Unix
12 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 22 (20.37%) Finance
14 21 (19.44%) Oracle
15 20 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (17.59%) Active Directory
17 18 (16.67%) ITIL
17 18 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (14.81%) IIS
19 15 (13.89%) Red Hat
19 15 (13.89%) Hyper-V
19 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (14.81%) IIS
2 9 (8.33%) JBoss
2 9 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 8 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.70%) Alfresco
6 3 (2.78%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.85%) Apache
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.85%) nginx
8 1 (0.93%) DNN
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.11%) Office 365
3 10 (9.26%) SaaS
4 9 (8.33%) OpenShift
5 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.11%) Firewall
2 10 (9.26%) LAN
2 10 (9.26%) WAN
3 9 (8.33%) DNS
4 7 (6.48%) SAN
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.93%) FTP
6 1 (0.93%) HTTP
6 1 (0.93%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) Intranet
6 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (67.59%) SQL Server
2 39 (36.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 39 (36.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (31.48%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 27 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 20 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
8 18 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (10.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (7.41%) MySQL
10 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (6.48%) MongoDB
12 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
12 5 (4.63%) RDBMS
12 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
13 4 (3.70%) NoSQL
13 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (2.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) NUnit
1 4 (3.70%) Selenium
1 4 (3.70%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (20.37%) Finance
2 13 (12.04%) Banking
3 8 (7.41%) Marketing
4 3 (2.78%) Advertising
4 3 (2.78%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (43.52%) DBA
2 43 (39.81%) SQL DBA
3 30 (27.78%) SQL Server DBA
4 17 (15.74%) Administrator
5 14 (12.96%) Developer
6 13 (12.04%) Analyst
6 13 (12.04%) Support Analyst
7 11 (10.19%) SQL Developer
8 10 (9.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 10 (9.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) IT Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) IT Support
8 10 (9.26%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) XML
2 10 (9.26%) .NET
3 5 (4.63%) Web Services
4 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.78%) SOAP
5 2 (1.85%) CakePHP
5 2 (1.85%) HTML
5 2 (1.85%) jQuery
5 2 (1.85%) Laravel
5 2 (1.85%) Symfony
6 1 (0.93%) JAAS
6 1 (0.93%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.00%) Replication
2 23 (21.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.41%) iPad
4 6 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.63%) BBC
5 5 (4.63%) Social Media
6 4 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.93%) Blog
8 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.33%) Windows
2 29 (26.85%) Linux
3 27 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 23 (21.30%) Unix
5 14 (12.96%) AIX
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.48%) CentOS
8 5 (4.63%) HPUX
8 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.63%) Solaris
8 5 (4.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.85%) Debian
10 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (25.93%) High Availability
4 18 (16.67%) ITIL
5 16 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (12.96%) Load Balancing
8 13 (12.04%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 11 (10.19%) ETL
11 10 (9.26%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (8.33%) Capacity Management
13 8 (7.41%) Test Scripting
14 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
14 7 (6.48%) Migration
15 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (4.63%) Workflow
16 4 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
16 4 (3.70%) Data Analysis
16 4 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (71.30%) SQL
2 42 (38.89%) T-SQL
3 11 (10.19%) Python
4 10 (9.26%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.26%) VBScript
5 9 (8.33%) Ruby
6 8 (7.41%) Java
7 7 (6.48%) PHP
7 7 (6.48%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.56%) Perl
9 4 (3.70%) VBA
10 3 (2.78%) C#
11 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.93%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) Degree
4 2 (1.85%) CCNA
4 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) MCITP
5 1 (0.93%) MCTS
5 1 (0.93%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 19 (17.59%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.89%) Hyper-V
3 11 (10.19%) vSphere
4 10 (9.26%) PowerHA
5 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.70%) Docker
7 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.85%) Postfix
8 2 (1.85%) qmail
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) Nagios
2 11 (10.19%) SCCM
3 10 (9.26%) Ansible
3 10 (9.26%) CFEngine
3 10 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (9.26%) Puppet
3 10 (9.26%) WSUS
4 9 (8.33%) Ganglia
4 9 (8.33%) Netcool
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.44%) Oracle
3 15 (13.89%) Red Hat
4 13 (12.04%) HP
4 13 (12.04%) VMware
5 12 (11.11%) Dell
5 12 (11.11%) Veritas
6 9 (8.33%) AppDynamics
6 9 (8.33%) IBM
7 8 (7.41%) Facebook
8 5 (4.63%) Apple
8 5 (4.63%) Google
8 5 (4.63%) Sony
8 5 (4.63%) Yahoo!
9 4 (3.70%) Cognos
10 3 (2.78%) Cisco
10 3 (2.78%) NetApp
10 3 (2.78%) RedGate
11 1 (0.93%) Dell Compellent
11 1 (0.93%) WorldPay
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