Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Clustering
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 238 244
Rank change year-on-year -58 +6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 66 123 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.99% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 2.39% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 47 101 91
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 4,963 5,142 4,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.69% 41.51% 36.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,835 4,220 3,467
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,248
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Cheshire -40 32 £50,000 +15.61% 5
Manchester -25 30 £37,500 -10.71% 11
Lancashire +2 3 £28,500 -26.45%
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 29 (43.94%) SQL Server
2 28 (42.42%) Windows
2 28 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 27 (40.91%) SAN
3 27 (40.91%) Unix
4 23 (34.85%) AIX
4 23 (34.85%) Linux
5 22 (33.33%) SQL
6 21 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 20 (30.30%) Finance
8 19 (28.79%) Solaris
9 17 (25.76%) Ethernet
9 17 (25.76%) VMware
9 17 (25.76%) SSH
9 17 (25.76%) Windows Server
10 15 (22.73%) T-SQL
11 14 (21.21%) Active Directory
11 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (19.70%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (19.70%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (19.70%) MCSE
13 12 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (16.67%) Veritas
14 11 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) IIS
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) NetWeaver
3 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Office 365
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.55%) IaaS
4 3 (4.55%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (40.91%) SAN
2 21 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 17 (25.76%) Ethernet
3 17 (25.76%) SSH
4 8 (12.12%) DNS
5 6 (9.09%) LAN
5 6 (9.09%) WAN
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (6.06%) DHCP
6 4 (6.06%) Firewall
6 4 (6.06%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (6.06%) Skype
6 4 (6.06%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.55%) PBX
7 3 (4.55%) VLAN
7 3 (4.55%) VPN
7 3 (4.55%) WLAN
8 2 (3.03%) DMZ
8 2 (3.03%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (10.61%) MySQL
5 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 5 (7.58%) MariaDB
7 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (6.06%) Power BI
8 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
8 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (4.55%) DTS
10 2 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (3.03%) GIS
10 2 (3.03%) OLAP
10 2 (3.03%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (30.30%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Retail
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Law
5 4 (6.06%) Games
5 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.06%) Publishing
6 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Administrator
2 13 (19.70%) DBA
2 13 (19.70%) Unix Administrator
3 11 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 8 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (12.12%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 7 (10.61%) Team Leader
6 6 (9.09%) Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Database Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) IT Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Leader
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Team Leader
8 4 (6.06%) Unix Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Unix Team Leader
9 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) SAP Basis
2 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) Middleware
3 2 (3.03%) ISPF
3 2 (3.03%) MDX
3 2 (3.03%) WPF
4 1 (1.52%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.64%) Replication
3 4 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) PKI
5 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.52%) HACMP
6 1 (1.52%) iPad
6 1 (1.52%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 28 (42.42%) Windows
2 27 (40.91%) Unix
3 23 (34.85%) AIX
3 23 (34.85%) Linux
4 19 (28.79%) Solaris
5 17 (25.76%) Windows Server
6 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (15.15%) ITIL
4 9 (13.64%) Migration
4 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (12.12%) High Availability
6 7 (10.61%) Database Mirroring
6 7 (10.61%) Resource Allocation
7 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.09%) Change Management
8 5 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (7.58%) Data Transformation
8 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
8 5 (7.58%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.58%) Wealth Management
9 4 (6.06%) Open Source
9 4 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (6.06%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) SQL
2 15 (22.73%) T-SQL
3 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.09%) Java
5 4 (6.06%) ABAP
6 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.03%) C#
7 2 (3.03%) JCL
7 2 (3.03%) Korn
7 2 (3.03%) Perl
7 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) Python
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (19.70%) MCSE
3 9 (13.64%) Degree
4 7 (10.61%) MCSA
4 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.06%) CCNA
6 4 (6.06%) CCNP
6 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.70%) Virtual Servers
3 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (12.12%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.55%) Docker
5 3 (4.55%) PowerHA
6 2 (3.03%) BitLocker
6 2 (3.03%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (3.03%) vSphere
7 1 (1.52%) GPFS
7 1 (1.52%) OpenSIPS
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.55%) Puppet
3 3 (4.55%) SCOM
4 2 (3.03%) Ansible
4 2 (3.03%) CFEngine
4 2 (3.03%) Nagios
4 2 (3.03%) SCCM
5 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.52%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 28 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) VMware
3 11 (16.67%) Veritas
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco
4 7 (10.61%) Oracle
5 4 (6.06%) Acme Packet
5 4 (6.06%) SAP
5 4 (6.06%) Sonus
6 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.03%) RedGate
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix
8 1 (1.52%) IBM