Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Clustering
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 317 258
Rank change year-on-year +28 -59 -31
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 71 60 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.45% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 1.12% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 60 48 87
North West median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £36,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,875 £58,750 £54,100
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 4,642 5,338 5,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.88% 40.37% 41.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,711 4,159 4,358
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +13 27 £45,000 +9.09% 10
Merseyside +26 18 £50,000 +69.49% 5
Cheshire +16 16 £39,000 -8.24% 3
Lancashire +15 6 £40,000 -20.00%
Cumbria - 3 £47,000 - 1
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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
2 36 (50.70%) VMware
3 33 (46.48%) Windows Server
4 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
4 27 (38.03%) SQL
5 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
5 24 (33.80%) SAN
5 24 (33.80%) Replication
6 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (30.99%) SolarWinds
7 21 (29.58%) Linux
8 20 (28.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (26.76%) High Availability
9 19 (26.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (25.35%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
12 16 (22.54%) Oracle
12 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (21.13%) ITIL
13 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (19.72%) T-SQL
14 14 (19.72%) Nagios
15 13 (18.31%) Unix
16 12 (16.90%) Patch Management
17 11 (15.49%) MySQL
17 11 (15.49%) HP
17 11 (15.49%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (15.49%) 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 9 (12.68%) IIS
1 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.86%) Apache
2 7 (9.86%) nginx
3 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.04%) OpenStack
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.63%) CloudStack
4 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.23%) JBoss
5 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.23%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.08%) IaaS
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) Office 365
4 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.80%) SAN
2 7 (9.86%) Firewall
3 6 (8.45%) DHCP
3 6 (8.45%) DNS
3 6 (8.45%) Network Security
4 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (7.04%) Internet
4 5 (7.04%) SSL
5 4 (5.63%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.23%) WAN
7 2 (2.82%) Intranet
7 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.82%) VPN
7 2 (2.82%) Wireless
8 1 (1.41%) MPLS
8 1 (1.41%) NAS
8 1 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.49%) MySQL
2 11 (15.49%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
5 8 (11.27%) RDBMS
5 8 (11.27%) Relational Database
6 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database
6 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.63%) NoSQL
9 3 (4.23%) Couchbase
9 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.82%) DTS
10 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.41%) SAP HANA
11 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Publishing
3 4 (5.63%) Law
4 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.23%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) DBA
2 17 (23.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (23.94%) SQL DBA
3 12 (16.90%) Infrastructure Support
4 11 (15.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Administrator
6 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Systems Manager
6 7 (9.86%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Senior DBA
7 6 (8.45%) Senior SQL DBA
7 6 (8.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 5 (7.04%) Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Senior SQL Server 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%) Middleware
4 3 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.23%) WebCenter
5 2 (2.82%) Ajax
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 24 (33.80%) Replication
2 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.63%) Tandem
4 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (53.52%) Windows
2 33 (46.48%) Windows Server
3 21 (29.58%) Linux
4 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.31%) Unix
6 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (11.27%) Solaris
8 6 (8.45%) CentOS
9 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.63%) FreeBSD
10 4 (5.63%) OpenBSD
10 4 (5.63%) Ubuntu
11 3 (4.23%) SUSE
12 1 (1.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (26.76%) High Availability
2 19 (26.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.35%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (21.13%) ITIL
5 12 (16.90%) Patch Management
6 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
7 7 (9.86%) Change Management
7 7 (9.86%) Database Mirroring
7 7 (9.86%) Problem Management
7 7 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.45%) IT Strategy
8 6 (8.45%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (8.45%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (7.04%) Analytical Thinking
9 5 (7.04%) BCP
9 5 (7.04%) Critical Thinking
9 5 (7.04%) Server Hardening
9 5 (7.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) SQL
2 14 (19.72%) T-SQL
3 9 (12.68%) Perl
3 9 (12.68%) Python
4 7 (9.86%) Java
5 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.04%) Ruby
6 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.63%) PHP
7 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.82%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) ABAP
8 1 (1.41%) VBA
8 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) MCSE
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.41%) MCP
4 1 (1.41%) MCSA
4 1 (1.41%) RHCA
4 1 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.45%) PCI DSS
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) COBIT
3 1 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.45%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
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%) XenApp
5 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.23%) Docker
6 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.23%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.41%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (19.72%) Nagios
3 9 (12.68%) AirWatch
4 5 (7.04%) Foglight
5 4 (5.63%) Cacti
5 4 (5.63%) Munin
5 4 (5.63%) Pacemaker
5 4 (5.63%) SCOM
6 3 (4.23%) CFEngine
6 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.23%) Puppet
6 3 (4.23%) Rancher
7 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.41%) Ansible
8 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 36 (50.70%) VMware
2 22 (30.99%) SolarWinds
3 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
4 16 (22.54%) Oracle
5 11 (15.49%) HP
6 9 (12.68%) Blue Coat
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco
8 6 (8.45%) Dell
8 6 (8.45%) IBM
9 5 (7.04%) Brocade
9 5 (7.04%) Citrix
9 5 (7.04%) CommVault
9 5 (7.04%) F5
9 5 (7.04%) McAfee
9 5 (7.04%) NetApp
9 5 (7.04%) NetIQ
9 5 (7.04%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (7.04%) Red Hat
9 5 (7.04%) TippingPoint
10 4 (5.63%) Percona