Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Clustering
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 256 227
Rank change year-on-year -52 -29 -7
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 61 114 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.91% 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 2.11% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 44 105 107
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £54,625 £59,000 £53,750
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 4,729 5,402 4,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.85% 43.32% 40.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,636 4,415 3,767
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,815 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.37% -0.37% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -17 31 £42,500 +1.19% 5
Cheshire -37 20 £52,500 +21.39% 2
Lancashire -5 6 £28,500 -36.67% 3
Merseyside 0 4 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 40 (65.57%) SQL Server
2 35 (57.38%) SQL
3 34 (55.74%) Windows
4 29 (47.54%) Microsoft
5 24 (39.34%) Windows Server
6 22 (36.07%) VMware
6 22 (36.07%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (34.43%) T-SQL
8 19 (31.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (31.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (27.87%) Finance
9 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
9 17 (27.87%) SAN
10 16 (26.23%) PowerShell
11 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (24.59%) MCSE
12 14 (22.95%) Replication
12 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (22.95%) High Availability
12 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (21.31%) Hyper-V
13 13 (21.31%) ITIL
14 11 (18.03%) WAN
14 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (16.39%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008

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 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) IIS
2 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.56%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.28%) Confluence
4 2 (3.28%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) IaaS
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.48%) Office 365
3 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.56%) PaaS
5 3 (4.92%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) SAN
2 11 (18.03%) WAN
3 10 (16.39%) DNS
3 10 (16.39%) LAN
4 9 (14.75%) Firewall
4 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
5 8 (13.11%) VPN
6 7 (11.48%) VLAN
7 6 (9.84%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (9.84%) Skype
7 6 (9.84%) Unified Communications
7 6 (9.84%) WLAN
8 5 (8.20%) PBX
9 4 (6.56%) DHCP
10 3 (4.92%) NetScaler
11 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.28%) MPLS
12 1 (1.64%) BGP
12 1 (1.64%) DMZ
12 1 (1.64%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (65.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (31.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (11.48%) MySQL
5 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
7 5 (8.20%) MariaDB
7 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
7 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (6.56%) DTS
8 4 (6.56%) Power BI
8 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
8 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
8 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
10 2 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
1 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Retail
3 8 (13.11%) Banking
4 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
5 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.56%) Law
5 4 (6.56%) Publishing
6 2 (3.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) DBA
1 21 (34.43%) SQL DBA
2 6 (9.84%) Administrator
2 6 (9.84%) Database Engineer
2 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support
3 5 (8.20%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Consultant
4 4 (6.56%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 4 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Database Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) SAP Basis
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) MDX
2 2 (3.28%) Middleware
2 2 (3.28%) WPF
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.64%) ISPF
3 1 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Replication
2 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (9.84%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.56%) PKI
4 4 (6.56%) Tandem
5 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.28%) Wiki
6 1 (1.64%) Fintech
6 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) Windows Server
3 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (14.75%) Unix
6 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.92%) AIX
7 3 (4.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.64%) Solaris
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (31.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (22.95%) High Availability
4 13 (21.31%) ITIL
5 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (16.39%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (16.39%) Change Management
6 10 (16.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (13.11%) Migration
8 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.48%) Data Transformation
8 7 (11.48%) Database Mirroring
8 7 (11.48%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (11.48%) Proactive Monitoring
9 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.20%) Practice Management
10 5 (8.20%) Project Management
10 5 (8.20%) Security Hardening
10 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (57.38%) SQL
2 21 (34.43%) T-SQL
3 16 (26.23%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.84%) Java
5 4 (6.56%) ABAP
6 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.28%) C#
6 2 (3.28%) Korn
6 2 (3.28%) Perl
6 2 (3.28%) Python
6 2 (3.28%) Ruby
6 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.64%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) MCSE
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
3 8 (13.11%) MCSA
4 7 (11.48%) Degree
5 5 (8.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.64%) CCNA
7 1 (1.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
1 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (21.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.84%) vSphere
4 5 (8.20%) BitLocker
5 3 (4.92%) Docker
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.92%) XenApp
6 2 (3.28%) Firmware
6 2 (3.28%) PowerHA
6 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.64%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.64%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (13.11%) SCOM
3 7 (11.48%) SCCM
4 4 (6.56%) Nagios
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Sentry
5 3 (4.92%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.28%) Ansible
6 2 (3.28%) CFEngine
6 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.28%) Puppet
7 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.64%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.64%) Simpana
7 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.07%) VMware
3 8 (13.11%) Cisco
4 6 (9.84%) Acme Packet
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) RedGate
4 6 (9.84%) Sonus
5 5 (8.20%) HP
5 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
5 5 (8.20%) Veritas
6 4 (6.56%) AppDynamics
6 4 (6.56%) SAP
7 3 (4.92%) Citrix
7 3 (4.92%) IBM
7 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.64%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.64%) Brocade
9 1 (1.64%) Capita
9 1 (1.64%) Meraki