Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Clustering
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 274 306 255
Rank change year-on-year +32 -51 -18
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 67 60 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.56% 1.25% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 63 44 84
North West median annual salary £41,595 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.53% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £35,983 £30,000 £29,700
90th Percentile £56,750 £57,500 £56,669
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 4,290 4,817 4,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.44% 37.84% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,428 3,708 4,125
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,560 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -1 24 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Merseyside - 18 £37,500 -
Cheshire +27 17 £39,000 -22.00% 2
Lancashire +5 5 £43,500 +55.36%
Cumbria - 2 £47,000 - 1
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 37 (55.22%) VMware
3 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
3 32 (47.76%) Windows Server
4 29 (43.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (43.28%) SQL Server
5 28 (41.79%) SQL
6 24 (35.82%) Replication
7 21 (31.34%) T-SQL
7 21 (31.34%) Active Directory
8 20 (29.85%) SAN
8 20 (29.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (29.85%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (28.36%) Linux
10 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (25.37%) High Availability
11 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (20.90%) SolarWinds
13 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (19.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (19.40%) Firewall
13 13 (19.40%) Unix
13 13 (19.40%) Cisco
13 13 (19.40%) IBM
14 12 (17.91%) Oracle
14 12 (17.91%) IIS
14 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (17.91%) Patch Management
15 11 (16.42%) Data Centre

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 12 (17.91%) IIS
2 4 (5.97%) Apache
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.48%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.99%) CloudStack
4 2 (2.99%) nginx
4 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) IaaS
3 3 (4.48%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) SAN
2 13 (19.40%) Firewall
3 6 (8.96%) DHCP
3 6 (8.96%) DNS
3 6 (8.96%) LAN
3 6 (8.96%) Network Security
3 6 (8.96%) WAN
4 5 (7.46%) Internet
5 4 (5.97%) NetScaler
5 4 (5.97%) Wireless
6 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (4.48%) SSL
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.99%) VLAN
7 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.49%) NAS
8 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (19.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (16.42%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
5 8 (11.94%) MySQL
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (8.96%) RDBMS
6 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
7 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
9 3 (4.48%) DTS
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.99%) Redis
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Publishing
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (41.79%) DBA
2 24 (35.82%) SQL DBA
3 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Support
4 9 (13.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) SQL Server DBA
5 8 (11.94%) Administrator
5 8 (11.94%) Senior DBA
5 8 (11.94%) Senior SQL DBA
6 7 (10.45%) Cisco Support
6 7 (10.45%) Developer
6 7 (10.45%) SQL Developer
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Support
6 7 (10.45%) Unix Support
7 6 (8.96%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL DBA
9 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) LAMP
2 2 (2.99%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (2.99%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (2.99%) OpenVZ
2 2 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.82%) Replication
2 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (16.42%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.48%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.99%) Tandem
6 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 32 (47.76%) Windows Server
3 19 (28.36%) Linux
4 13 (19.40%) Unix
4 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.94%) AIX
7 5 (7.46%) Solaris
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.99%) CentOS
8 2 (2.99%) FreeBSD
8 2 (2.99%) OpenBSD
8 2 (2.99%) SUSE
8 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Disaster Recovery
1 20 (29.85%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (25.37%) High Availability
3 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.91%) Patch Management
5 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (14.93%) ITIL
6 9 (13.43%) Database Mirroring
7 8 (11.94%) Change Management
7 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
7 8 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.45%) Change Control
9 6 (8.96%) BCP
9 6 (8.96%) Data Security
9 6 (8.96%) IT Strategy
9 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (8.96%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (7.46%) Data Encryption
10 5 (7.46%) DevOps
10 5 (7.46%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) SQL
2 21 (31.34%) T-SQL
3 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.97%) Perl
5 4 (5.97%) Python
6 3 (4.48%) VB
7 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.99%) Java
7 2 (2.99%) PHP
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
7 2 (2.99%) VBA
8 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) MCP
3 1 (1.49%) MCSA
3 1 (1.49%) MCSE
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.99%) GDPR
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (43.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (31.34%) Active Directory
3 11 (16.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.94%) PowerHA
5 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.99%) Ceph
6 2 (2.99%) Corosync
6 2 (2.99%) DRBD
6 2 (2.99%) iptables
6 2 (2.99%) KVM
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.99%) XenApp
6 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.49%) Docker
7 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (13.43%) Nagios
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Sentry
4 4 (5.97%) AirWatch
5 3 (4.48%) Ansible
5 3 (4.48%) Foglight
6 2 (2.99%) Cacti
6 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.99%) Munin
6 2 (2.99%) Pacemaker
6 2 (2.99%) SCCM
6 2 (2.99%) SCOM
7 1 (1.49%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.49%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (55.22%) VMware
2 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.90%) SolarWinds
4 13 (19.40%) Cisco
4 13 (19.40%) IBM
5 12 (17.91%) Oracle
6 9 (13.43%) HP
7 7 (10.45%) Intel
8 6 (8.96%) AppDynamics
8 6 (8.96%) Dell
9 5 (7.46%) RedGate
10 4 (5.97%) Blue Coat
11 3 (4.48%) Brocade
11 3 (4.48%) CommVault
11 3 (4.48%) F5
11 3 (4.48%) McAfee
11 3 (4.48%) NetApp
11 3 (4.48%) NetIQ
11 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.48%) TippingPoint