Period
to 8 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 753 973 1026
Rank change year-on-year +220 +53 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 85 142 186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.096% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.76% 0.76% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61 100 171
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -11.60%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -8.83%

Microsoft Clustering is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,231 18,784 18,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.24% 12.70% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8,947 14,368 14,371
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Clustering.

Salary trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering within the UK over the 6 months to 8 July 2020. 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
England +218 83 £50,000 +5.26% 3
UK excluding London +221 56 £37,500 -11.76% 3
London +155 28 £67,500 +17.39%
Midlands +126 22 £33,750 -3.57%
South East +145 20 £37,500 -21.05% 1
West Midlands +106 17 £33,750 -3.57%
North of England +141 10 £50,000 +25.00%
North West +107 7 £50,000 +40.85%
East Midlands +66 3 £40,000 -
East of England +95 2 £43,000 -14.00% 2
North East - 2 £45,750 -
Yorkshire +102 1 £40,000 -4.76%
South West +79 1 £37,500 -
Scotland +79 1 - -
Work from Home - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 84 (98.82%) Windows
2 67 (78.82%) Microsoft
3 66 (77.65%) Active Directory
4 57 (67.06%) Azure
4 57 (67.06%) Windows Server
5 55 (64.71%) Clustering
6 54 (63.53%) Hyper-V
7 49 (57.65%) DNS
8 48 (56.47%) Office 365
9 42 (49.41%) PowerShell
10 41 (48.24%) DHCP
11 36 (42.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (36.47%) VMware
13 30 (35.29%) SQL
14 29 (34.12%) Citrix
14 29 (34.12%) Data Centre
15 28 (32.94%) SharePoint
15 28 (32.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
17 26 (30.59%) MCSE
17 26 (30.59%) Migration
18 25 (29.41%) Cisco
18 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (27.06%) Azure Active Directory
21 22 (25.88%) Failover Clustering
22 21 (24.71%) SAN
23 20 (23.53%) Finance
23 20 (23.53%) Replication
23 20 (23.53%) Server Management

Microsoft Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (32.94%) SharePoint
2 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 13 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (10.59%) IIS
5 5 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (5.88%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.71%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.18%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 57 (67.06%) Azure
2 48 (56.47%) Office 365
3 23 (27.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (14.12%) IaaS
5 10 (11.76%) PaaS
6 8 (9.41%) AWS
7 7 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.18%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (57.65%) DNS
2 41 (48.24%) DHCP
3 21 (24.71%) SAN
4 11 (12.94%) Internet
4 11 (12.94%) NetScaler
4 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
5 10 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (9.41%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (8.24%) Firewall
7 7 (8.24%) iSCSI
7 7 (8.24%) NAS
7 7 (8.24%) Wireless
8 6 (7.06%) VPN
9 5 (5.88%) VLAN
9 5 (5.88%) WAN
10 4 (4.71%) MPLS
10 4 (4.71%) Skype
10 4 (4.71%) VPLS
11 3 (3.53%) SMTP
11 3 (3.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 7
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.18%) DB2
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.18%) Power BI
3 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) Riak
3 1 (1.18%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.18%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.18%) GitLab
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Games
3 3 (3.53%) Back Office
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (22.35%) IT Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Consultant
3 12 (14.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) DBA
5 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) SQL DBA
6 8 (9.41%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Production DBA
9 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Professional Services Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) LDAP
2 1 (1.18%) CSS
2 1 (1.18%) HTML
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 55 (64.71%) Clustering
2 29 (34.12%) Data Centre
3 20 (23.53%) Replication
4 15 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (9.41%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (9.41%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (8.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (8.24%) Private Cloud
7 4 (4.71%) Social Network
8 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
8 3 (3.53%) EMC VNX
9 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.35%) User Experience
10 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.18%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 84 (98.82%) Windows
2 57 (67.06%) Windows Server
3 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (14.12%) Windows 10
7 7 (8.24%) Linux
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.35%) Debian
10 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.18%) Unix
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (30.59%) Migration
3 20 (23.53%) Server Management
4 17 (20.00%) ITIL
5 16 (18.82%) High Availability
6 13 (15.29%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (12.94%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (12.94%) Presales
8 10 (11.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 10 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 10 (11.76%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (9.41%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (9.41%) Service Management
11 7 (8.24%) Change Control
11 7 (8.24%) Change Data Capture
11 7 (8.24%) ITIL V3
11 7 (8.24%) Security Patching
11 7 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (49.41%) PowerShell
2 30 (35.29%) SQL
3 8 (9.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.18%) ABAP
4 1 (1.18%) Java
4 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (42.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (30.59%) MCSE
3 19 (22.35%) MCSA
4 11 (12.94%) MCT
4 11 (12.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (5.88%) Degree
6 4 (4.71%) CCNP
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.71%) MCITP
6 4 (4.71%) MCP
6 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (77.65%) Active Directory
2 54 (63.53%) Hyper-V
3 24 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (17.65%) XenApp
5 14 (16.47%) vSphere
6 13 (15.29%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (8.24%) Firmware
9 4 (4.71%) Docker
10 3 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (2.35%) DFS Replication
11 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
12 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (25.88%) Failover Clustering
2 19 (22.35%) SCCM
3 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (10.59%) WSUS
5 7 (8.24%) SCOM
6 6 (7.06%) SCVMM
7 4 (4.71%) Kubernetes
8 3 (3.53%) Backup Exec
9 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (2.35%) PowerCLI
9 2 (2.35%) SCDPM
9 2 (2.35%) SCSM
9 2 (2.35%) XenMobile
10 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.18%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (1.18%) Terraform
10 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 67 (78.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (36.47%) VMware
3 29 (34.12%) Citrix
4 25 (29.41%) Cisco
5 11 (12.94%) Dell
5 11 (12.94%) Zerto
6 10 (11.76%) Veeam
7 8 (9.41%) Brocade
8 7 (8.24%) Arista
8 7 (8.24%) Emulex
8 7 (8.24%) HP
9 6 (7.06%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.53%) EMC
11 2 (2.35%) IBM
11 2 (2.35%) NetApp
11 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.35%) Sophos
12 1 (1.18%) Remedy
12 1 (1.18%) Symantec
12 1 (1.18%) Veritas