Period
to 25 September 2018

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 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Clustering
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 295 229
Rank change year-on-year +10 -66 -6
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 71 68 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 0.52% 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.56% 1.27% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 58 58 96
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -8.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,994 £34,625 £36,250
90th Percentile £59,125 £59,125 £53,750
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.01%

Clustering is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,563 5,372 4,866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.14% 41.06% 41.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,634 4,211 4,123
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,993 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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
Manchester -4 23 £42,500 +1.19% 5
Merseyside +30 19 £50,000 +66.67% 4
Cheshire +14 19 £39,500 +5.33% 2
Lancashire +6 8 £36,250 -23.68% 1
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT jobs citing 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 North West region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 38 (53.52%) Windows
1 38 (53.52%) VMware
2 31 (43.66%) SQL
2 31 (43.66%) SQL Server
2 31 (43.66%) Windows Server
3 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
4 25 (35.21%) High Availability
5 24 (33.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (33.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 23 (32.39%) SAN
7 21 (29.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (29.58%) SolarWinds
7 21 (29.58%) Replication
7 21 (29.58%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (26.76%) Linux
9 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
11 16 (22.54%) ITIL
11 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (21.13%) Patch Management
12 15 (21.13%) Nagios
13 14 (19.72%) HP
13 14 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (18.31%) Oracle
14 13 (18.31%) IaaS
15 12 (16.90%) Unix
15 12 (16.90%) T-SQL
15 12 (16.90%) Finance
15 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Azure

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 11 (15.49%) IIS
2 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.86%) Apache
3 7 (9.86%) nginx
4 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.04%) OpenStack
4 5 (7.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (5.63%) CloudStack
5 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.23%) JBoss
6 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.23%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (2.82%) Confluence
7 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.41%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) IaaS
2 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.04%) Office 365
4 3 (4.23%) PaaS
4 3 (4.23%) SaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.39%) SAN
2 7 (9.86%) Firewall
2 7 (9.86%) NetScaler
3 6 (8.45%) DNS
3 6 (8.45%) SSL
4 5 (7.04%) DHCP
4 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (7.04%) Network Security
5 4 (5.63%) Internet
5 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.23%) VPN
6 3 (4.23%) WAN
7 2 (2.82%) Intranet
7 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 2 (2.82%) VLAN
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.41%) MPLS
8 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (43.66%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (16.90%) MongoDB
4 11 (15.49%) MySQL
5 10 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (14.08%) RDBMS
5 10 (14.08%) Relational Database
6 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (8.45%) NoSQL
8 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
9 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (4.23%) Couchbase
11 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.41%) DTS
12 1 (1.41%) SAP HANA
12 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) JIRA
1 2 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Publishing
3 4 (5.63%) Law
4 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) DBA
2 18 (25.35%) SQL DBA
3 17 (23.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (9.86%) Administrator
6 7 (9.86%) Systems Manager
7 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 5 (7.04%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
9 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
9 4 (5.63%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) LAMP
1 6 (8.45%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (7.04%) J2EE
3 4 (5.63%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (5.63%) OpenVZ
4 3 (4.23%) JAAS
4 3 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.23%) WebCenter
5 2 (2.82%) Ajax
5 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.82%) Dojo
5 2 (2.82%) Java EE
5 2 (2.82%) JPA
5 2 (2.82%) jQuery
5 2 (2.82%) JSF
5 2 (2.82%) JTA
5 2 (2.82%) REST
5 2 (2.82%) Spring
5 2 (2.82%) Spring Web Flow
5 2 (2.82%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) Replication
2 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) Tandem
4 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) Wiki
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.41%) Fintech
6 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (53.52%) Windows
2 31 (43.66%) Windows Server
3 19 (26.76%) Linux
4 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.90%) Unix
6 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.45%) CentOS
7 6 (8.45%) Solaris
8 4 (5.63%) FreeBSD
8 4 (5.63%) OpenBSD
8 4 (5.63%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.41%) AIX
10 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.41%) SUSE
10 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) High Availability
2 24 (33.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (29.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (29.58%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (22.54%) ITIL
5 15 (21.13%) Patch Management
6 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
8 8 (11.27%) IT Strategy
9 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (8.45%) Change Management
10 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (8.45%) Server Building
11 5 (7.04%) Analytical Thinking
11 5 (7.04%) Critical Thinking
11 5 (7.04%) Data Security
11 5 (7.04%) Project Management
11 5 (7.04%) Server Hardening
11 5 (7.04%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (7.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) SQL
2 12 (16.90%) T-SQL
3 9 (12.68%) Perl
3 9 (12.68%) Python
4 7 (9.86%) Java
5 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.04%) Ruby
7 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.63%) PHP
8 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.41%) ABAP
9 1 (1.41%) VB
9 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) MCSE
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.41%) RHCA
4 1 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (7.04%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.23%) GDPR
3 2 (2.82%) QA
4 1 (1.41%) COBIT
4 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 24 (33.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.49%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.86%) XenApp
5 4 (5.63%) Ceph
5 4 (5.63%) Corosync
5 4 (5.63%) DRBD
5 4 (5.63%) iptables
5 4 (5.63%) KVM
5 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.23%) Docker
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.23%) VirtualBox
6 3 (4.23%) vSphere
7 2 (2.82%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.82%) Firmware
8 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 15 (21.13%) Nagios
3 9 (12.68%) AirWatch
4 7 (9.86%) SCOM
5 5 (7.04%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (7.04%) Foglight
6 4 (5.63%) Cacti
6 4 (5.63%) Munin
6 4 (5.63%) Pacemaker
6 4 (5.63%) SCCM
6 4 (5.63%) SQL Sentry
7 3 (4.23%) CFEngine
7 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
7 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (4.23%) Puppet
7 3 (4.23%) Rancher
8 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.41%) Ansible
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 38 (53.52%) VMware
2 21 (29.58%) SolarWinds
3 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
4 14 (19.72%) HP
5 13 (18.31%) Oracle
6 9 (12.68%) Blue Coat
6 9 (12.68%) Cisco
7 7 (9.86%) Citrix
8 6 (8.45%) Brocade
8 6 (8.45%) IBM
8 6 (8.45%) NetApp
9 5 (7.04%) AppDynamics
9 5 (7.04%) CommVault
9 5 (7.04%) Dell
9 5 (7.04%) F5
9 5 (7.04%) McAfee
9 5 (7.04%) NetIQ
9 5 (7.04%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (7.04%) Red Hat
9 5 (7.04%) TippingPoint