Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 727 929 952
Rank change year-on-year +202 +23 +79
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 87 82 187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.067% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.73% 0.52% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 76 53 144
Median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,250 £33,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £50,000 £43,028
% change year-on-year -19.00% +16.20% +22.94%

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 11,982 15,732 17,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.11% 12.78% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9,733 12,243 13,744
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Top 12 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 26 February 2021. 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 +220 86 £46,000 -8.00% 21
UK excluding London +171 62 £40,500 -19.00% 19
Midlands +86 38 £35,000 -6.67% 4
West Midlands +70 30 £35,000 -6.67% 3
London +180 25 £65,000 +13.04% 2
North of England +64 17 £46,000 -20.00% 5
North West +56 12 £46,000 -8.00% 4
East Midlands +40 8 - - 1
Work from Home -92 7 £50,000 -25.93% 6
South East +113 6 £60,500 +21.00% 5
North East +14 5 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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 83 (95.40%) Windows
2 68 (78.16%) Active Directory
3 64 (73.56%) Microsoft
3 64 (73.56%) Clustering
4 57 (65.52%) Azure
5 54 (62.07%) Windows Server
6 51 (58.62%) VMware
7 47 (54.02%) SQL Server
8 32 (36.78%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (35.63%) PowerShell
9 31 (35.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
11 25 (28.74%) Replication
11 25 (28.74%) MS Exchange
12 24 (27.59%) SQL
12 24 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (26.44%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (26.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 21 (24.14%) vSphere
15 20 (22.99%) Failover Clustering
16 19 (21.84%) IIS
16 19 (21.84%) DNS
17 18 (20.69%) AWS
17 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
18 17 (19.54%) Cisco
18 17 (19.54%) TCP/IP
19 16 (18.39%) Citrix
19 16 (18.39%) Firewall
20 15 (17.24%) IaaS
20 15 (17.24%) Remote Desktop

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 25 (28.74%) MS Exchange
2 19 (21.84%) IIS
3 7 (8.05%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.90%) Ethereum
5 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Quorum
2 1 (1.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 57 (65.52%) Azure
2 29 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (20.69%) AWS
4 15 (17.24%) IaaS
5 7 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.60%) PaaS
6 4 (4.60%) Power Platform
7 3 (3.45%) SaaS
8 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.84%) DNS
2 17 (19.54%) TCP/IP
3 16 (18.39%) Firewall
4 15 (17.24%) Remote Desktop
5 14 (16.09%) SAN
6 13 (14.94%) WAN
7 12 (13.79%) DHCP
8 10 (11.49%) Skype
9 5 (5.75%) VoIP
10 4 (4.60%) SMTP
11 3 (3.45%) VLAN
12 2 (2.30%) LAN
12 2 (2.30%) VPN
13 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (1.15%) Intranet
13 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
13 1 (1.15%) MPLS
13 1 (1.15%) NAS
13 1 (1.15%) PBX
13 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (54.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 7
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (3.45%) Power BI
6 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.15%) Big Data
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) JIRA
1 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.15%) Automotive
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.15%) Local Government
3 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (21.84%) Azure Engineer
3 16 (18.39%) DBA
4 15 (17.24%) SQL DBA
5 14 (16.09%) IT Engineer
5 14 (16.09%) VMware Engineer
6 13 (14.94%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (10.34%) Consultant
7 9 (10.34%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (8.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Azure Consultant
8 7 (8.05%) Project Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) VMware Support Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) Web Services
2 5 (5.75%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.30%) .NET
4 1 (1.15%) CSS
4 1 (1.15%) HTML
4 1 (1.15%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (73.56%) Clustering
2 25 (28.74%) Replication
3 23 (26.44%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (12.64%) Private Cloud
5 6 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.60%) PKI
7 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.15%) State Machine
8 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (95.40%) Windows
2 54 (62.07%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.90%) Linux
7 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 23 (26.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (16.09%) Service Management
4 13 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (12.64%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 11 (12.64%) High Availability
5 11 (12.64%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (12.64%) Server Virtualisation
6 10 (11.49%) Change Control
6 10 (11.49%) Database Mirroring
7 9 (10.34%) Fintech
7 9 (10.34%) ITIL
7 9 (10.34%) Server Building
8 7 (8.05%) ITIL V3
8 7 (8.05%) Migration
9 6 (6.90%) Business Case
9 6 (6.90%) Capacity Management
9 6 (6.90%) Presales
9 6 (6.90%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.90%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) PowerShell
2 24 (27.59%) SQL
3 6 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.60%) C
5 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Degree
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.49%) MCSE
3 6 (6.90%) MCSA
3 6 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) MCP
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) QA
System Software
1 68 (78.16%) Active Directory
2 32 (36.78%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (24.14%) vSphere
5 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
6 11 (12.64%) XenApp
7 6 (6.90%) Docker
7 6 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (4.60%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (22.99%) Failover Clustering
2 14 (16.09%) vCenter Server
3 13 (14.94%) SCCM
4 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (4.60%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.60%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.45%) SCOM
6 3 (3.45%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.45%) WSUS
7 2 (2.30%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.15%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.15%) Simpana
8 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (73.56%) Microsoft
2 51 (58.62%) VMware
3 17 (19.54%) Cisco
4 16 (18.39%) Citrix
5 13 (14.94%) Dell
6 11 (12.64%) Veeam
7 10 (11.49%) HP
8 6 (6.90%) Symantec
9 5 (5.75%) Avaya
9 5 (5.75%) Mitel
9 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.75%) Veritas
10 4 (4.60%) McAfee
11 3 (3.45%) Lumension
12 2 (2.30%) Oracle
12 2 (2.30%) Sophos
13 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
13 1 (1.15%) Capita
13 1 (1.15%) IBM
13 1 (1.15%) Intel