Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Clustering
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 242 213
Rank change year-on-year -74 -29 +48
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 58 119 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.95% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 2.36% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46 85 105
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £54,150 £50,000
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 5188 5035 4616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.16% 40.27% 35.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4050 4196 3670
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -62 26 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -22 22 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Lancashire +4 7 £50,000 +28.21% 2
Merseyside -4 2 £29,500 -37.89%
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 27 (46.55%) Linux
2 25 (43.10%) Unix
3 24 (41.38%) SQL Server
4 22 (37.93%) AIX
4 22 (37.93%) Finance
5 21 (36.21%) SAN
6 20 (34.48%) Solaris
6 20 (34.48%) SQL
7 18 (31.03%) SSH
7 18 (31.03%) Ethernet
7 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
7 18 (31.03%) ITIL
8 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
8 17 (29.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (25.86%) Windows
10 14 (24.14%) T-SQL
11 13 (22.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (22.41%) Veritas
11 13 (22.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (22.41%) Degree
12 12 (20.69%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (18.97%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (18.97%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
13 11 (18.97%) High Availability
13 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
14 10 (17.24%) Business Intelligence

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 5 (8.62%) IIS
1 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.62%) Office 365
3 2 (3.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.21%) SAN
2 18 (31.03%) Ethernet
2 18 (31.03%) SSH
2 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (6.90%) DNS
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.45%) Firewall
5 2 (3.45%) Wireless
6 1 (1.72%) BGP
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.72%) DMZ
6 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.72%) Intranet
6 1 (1.72%) IPsec
6 1 (1.72%) MPLS
6 1 (1.72%) SSL
6 1 (1.72%) TACACS
6 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (29.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (22.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (22.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (8.62%) Power BI
9 4 (6.90%) MySQL
9 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
10 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (3.45%) Big Data
11 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
12 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 22 (37.93%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Games
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Administrator
2 14 (24.14%) Unix Administrator
3 11 (18.97%) DBA
4 9 (15.52%) Technical Leader
5 7 (12.07%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (12.07%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Unix Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Developer
8 4 (6.90%) IT Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) SQL DBA
8 4 (6.90%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Team Leader
8 4 (6.90%) Unix Team Leader
9 3 (5.17%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Applications Support Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Production DBA
9 3 (5.17%) Senior Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) .NET
2 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.34%) XML
3 5 (8.62%) SOAP
4 4 (6.90%) Web Services
5 1 (1.72%) CakePHP
5 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.72%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (1.72%) HTML
5 1 (1.72%) HTML5
5 1 (1.72%) ISPF
5 1 (1.72%) jQuery
5 1 (1.72%) Laravel
5 1 (1.72%) Middleware
5 1 (1.72%) Node.js
5 1 (1.72%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.72%) HACMP
3 1 (1.72%) iPad
3 1 (1.72%) iSeries
3 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (46.55%) Linux
2 25 (43.10%) Unix
3 22 (37.93%) AIX
4 20 (34.48%) Solaris
5 15 (25.86%) Windows
6 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
8 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) High Availability
2 11 (18.97%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (15.52%) Incident Management
4 9 (15.52%) Project Management
4 9 (15.52%) Resource Allocation
5 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.62%) ETL
7 5 (8.62%) Functional Testing
7 5 (8.62%) ITIL V2
7 5 (8.62%) PRINCE
7 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.90%) Open Source
8 4 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) SQL
2 14 (24.14%) T-SQL
3 6 (10.34%) C#
4 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.90%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) Java
8 1 (1.72%) JCL
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) CCNA
2 7 (12.07%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.62%) CCNP
5 4 (6.90%) MCSE
6 1 (1.72%) MCITP
6 1 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 4 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Virtual Servers
2 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.17%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.72%) GPFS
6 1 (1.72%) OpenSIPS
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.72%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (6.90%) Puppet
4 2 (3.45%) Ansible
4 2 (3.45%) CFEngine
4 2 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.45%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.72%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.41%) Veritas
3 8 (13.79%) VMware
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle
6 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix
7 1 (1.72%) Meraki
7 1 (1.72%) New Relic