Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 770 859 946
Rank change year-on-year +89 +87 +87
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 113 87 169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.085% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.78% 0.64% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 85 60 126
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,175 £35,000
25th Percentile £32,750 £36,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £50,000 £49,482
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +1.05% +9.96%
75th Percentile £50,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%

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 14,438 13,665 17,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.39% 13.38% 12.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11,247 10,837 13,884
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,597 £32,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.45% +5.45%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +120 113 £40,000 -20.00% 7
UK excluding London +114 103 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Midlands +59 62 £35,500 +5.19% 3
West Midlands +34 51 £35,000 +3.70% 2
North of England +20 22 £42,500 -15.00%
South East +59 17 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North West +32 16 £40,500 -19.00%
East Midlands +16 11 £49,500 +23.75% 1
Work from Home -147 11 £67,500 - 1
London +67 10 £65,000 - 1
North East +13 6 £45,000 -1.64%
East of England +28 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 112 (99.12%) Windows
2 99 (87.61%) Active Directory
3 98 (86.73%) Microsoft
4 86 (76.11%) VMware
5 84 (74.34%) Clustering
6 76 (67.26%) Windows Server
7 65 (57.52%) VMware ESXi
8 59 (52.21%) SQL Server
9 58 (51.33%) Azure
10 46 (40.71%) PowerShell
11 40 (35.40%) IIS
12 39 (34.51%) Microsoft 365
13 32 (28.32%) Replication
14 31 (27.43%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (26.55%) Web Services
15 30 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (26.55%) vCenter Server
16 28 (24.78%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (24.78%) DNS
17 27 (23.89%) Citrix
18 24 (21.24%) vSphere
19 23 (20.35%) AWS
19 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (20.35%) TCP/IP
19 23 (20.35%) MS Exchange
20 22 (19.47%) Microsoft Certification
21 21 (18.58%) HP
21 21 (18.58%) Windows Server 2003
21 21 (18.58%) DHCP
22 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008

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 40 (35.40%) IIS
2 23 (20.35%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.54%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 58 (51.33%) Azure
2 39 (34.51%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (20.35%) AWS
4 12 (10.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.31%) IaaS
6 5 (4.42%) Azure Storage
7 4 (3.54%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.78%) DNS
2 23 (20.35%) TCP/IP
3 21 (18.58%) DHCP
4 18 (15.93%) SAN
5 16 (14.16%) Firewall
5 16 (14.16%) Remote Desktop
6 11 (9.73%) WAN
7 9 (7.96%) SMTP
8 6 (5.31%) Skype
8 6 (5.31%) VoIP
9 5 (4.42%) LAN
10 3 (2.65%) FTP
11 2 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.77%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.77%) VLAN
11 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.77%) Wireless
12 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (52.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 7
3 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
1 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (24.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.27%) Social Skills
3 11 (9.73%) Finance
4 6 (5.31%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 33 (29.20%) IT Engineer
2 29 (25.66%) VMware Engineer
3 25 (22.12%) Project Engineer
4 22 (19.47%) Azure Engineer
5 19 (16.81%) Active Directory Engineer
6 16 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (13.27%) Support Engineer
8 12 (10.62%) DBA
9 11 (9.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (9.73%) SQL DBA
9 11 (9.73%) VMware Support Engineer
9 11 (9.73%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (8.85%) Consultant
11 9 (7.96%) Administrator
11 9 (7.96%) SQL Server DBA
12 7 (6.19%) Wintel Engineer
13 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (5.31%) IT Support
13 6 (5.31%) IT Support Engineer
13 6 (5.31%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.55%) Web Services
2 11 (9.73%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.54%) LDAP
4 3 (2.65%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (74.34%) Clustering
2 32 (28.32%) Replication
3 18 (15.93%) Data Centre
4 13 (11.50%) PKI
5 4 (3.54%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.77%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) State Machine
8 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 112 (99.12%) Windows
2 76 (67.26%) Windows Server
3 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (18.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (13.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (5.31%) Linux
9 5 (4.42%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (15.93%) Mentoring
2 18 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (13.27%) Change Control
3 15 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (12.39%) Storage Management
5 13 (11.50%) Server Building
6 12 (10.62%) Service Management
7 11 (9.73%) Change Management
7 11 (9.73%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 11 (9.73%) ITIL
7 11 (9.73%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (8.85%) Data Centre Operations
8 10 (8.85%) High Availability
8 10 (8.85%) Task Automation
9 9 (7.96%) Database Mirroring
9 9 (7.96%) Migration
9 9 (7.96%) Time Management
10 8 (7.08%) Problem Management
11 7 (6.19%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.71%) PowerShell
2 19 (16.81%) SQL
3 5 (4.42%) VB
4 3 (2.65%) C
4 3 (2.65%) VBScript
5 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) Java
6 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (19.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (14.16%) MCSE
3 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared
4 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.08%) Degree
5 8 (7.08%) MCSA
6 7 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.42%) MCP
7 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.27%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 99 (87.61%) Active Directory
2 65 (57.52%) VMware ESXi
3 30 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (21.24%) vSphere
5 19 (16.81%) Hyper-V
6 11 (9.73%) XenApp
7 8 (7.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.65%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.77%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.77%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.77%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (26.55%) vCenter Server
2 16 (14.16%) Failover Clustering
2 16 (14.16%) SCCM
3 14 (12.39%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (12.39%) WSUS
4 13 (11.50%) SCOrch
5 11 (9.73%) NetBackup
6 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (8.85%) SCVMM
7 7 (6.19%) SCOM
8 6 (5.31%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (2.65%) OfficeScan
10 3 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (2.65%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 2 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.88%) NetApp OnCommand
12 1 (0.88%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.88%) ServerView Suite
12 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 98 (86.73%) Microsoft
2 86 (76.11%) VMware
3 27 (23.89%) Citrix
4 21 (18.58%) HP
5 19 (16.81%) Cisco
6 17 (15.04%) Dell
7 16 (14.16%) Veritas
8 15 (13.27%) Symantec
9 14 (12.39%) McAfee
10 13 (11.50%) Veeam
11 8 (7.08%) Lumension
12 6 (5.31%) Avaya
12 6 (5.31%) Mitel
13 5 (4.42%) IBM
14 3 (2.65%) Altiris
14 3 (2.65%) Forcepoint
14 3 (2.65%) Huawei
14 3 (2.65%) Sun
15 2 (1.77%) Brocade
15 2 (1.77%) Rackspace