Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 975 919 859
Rank change year-on-year -56 -60 -106
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 211 301 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.33% 1.86% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 185 220 366
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,910
% change year-on-year - +1.41% +7.46%

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 15904 16143 16542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.83% 8.68% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 13023 13055 13522
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering.

Salary trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Top 14 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 13 December 2017. 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 -58 190 £45,500 -9.00% 14
UK excluding London -32 122 £42,500 - 14
London -27 79 £53,730 -6.56% 3
South East +22 48 £50,000 - 5
Midlands +19 31 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East Midlands +29 17 £27,500 -28.57%
North of England -40 17 £35,000 -6.67% 3
West Midlands +8 14 £41,628 -35.96% 1
East of England +24 10 £55,000 +15.79% 1
North West -33 9 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Yorkshire -4 8 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Scotland -11 7 £47,500 +21.02% 1
South West -9 5 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Northern Ireland -21 4 £24,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 191 (90.52%) Windows
2 184 (87.20%) Clustering
3 178 (84.36%) Microsoft
4 157 (74.41%) Active Directory
5 129 (61.14%) SQL Server
6 118 (55.92%) VMware
7 108 (51.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 107 (50.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 94 (44.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 94 (44.55%) SAN
10 91 (43.13%) Hyper-V
11 86 (40.76%) Windows Server
12 79 (37.44%) HP
13 75 (35.55%) SQL
14 63 (29.86%) ITIL
14 63 (29.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 60 (28.44%) VMware ESXi
15 60 (28.44%) High Availability
16 59 (27.96%) SCCM
17 56 (26.54%) SCOM
18 55 (26.07%) MS Exchange
19 52 (24.64%) Cisco
19 52 (24.64%) DNS
20 49 (23.22%) MCSE
21 48 (22.75%) IIS
22 46 (21.80%) Linux
23 45 (21.33%) TCP/IP
24 41 (19.43%) Citrix
25 40 (18.96%) DHCP
25 40 (18.96%) PowerShell

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 55 (26.07%) MS Exchange
2 48 (22.75%) IIS
3 37 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (17.06%) SharePoint
5 15 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (5.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (4.27%) Apache
7 9 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (4.27%) Skype for Business
8 8 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.79%) NetWeaver
9 7 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (2.84%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.90%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.95%) JBoss
14 1 (0.47%) CMS
14 1 (0.47%) Confluence
14 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.79%) SAP BPC
2 5 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (12.32%) Office 365
4 8 (3.79%) SaaS
5 7 (3.32%) IaaS
5 7 (3.32%) PaaS
6 3 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.42%) GitHub
7 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (44.55%) SAN
2 52 (24.64%) DNS
3 45 (21.33%) TCP/IP
4 40 (18.96%) DHCP
5 34 (16.11%) NAS
6 28 (13.27%) LAN
7 25 (11.85%) Firewall
8 23 (10.90%) WAN
9 18 (8.53%) NetScaler
10 17 (8.06%) VLAN
11 15 (7.11%) Skype
11 15 (7.11%) Wireless
12 14 (6.64%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (6.64%) VoIP
12 14 (6.64%) VPN
13 8 (3.79%) iSCSI
13 8 (3.79%) Kerberos
14 6 (2.84%) BIG-IP
14 6 (2.84%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (2.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (61.14%) SQL Server
2 39 (18.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (9.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (8.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (5.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (3.79%) MySQL
9 8 (3.79%) OLAP
9 8 (3.79%) SAP Data Services
10 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.37%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.42%) OLTP
14 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.95%) GCC
3 2 (0.95%) Maven
3 2 (0.95%) MSI
3 2 (0.95%) NuGet
3 2 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (17.54%) Finance
2 7 (3.32%) Banking
2 7 (3.32%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.84%) Retail
4 5 (2.37%) Law
5 4 (1.90%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (19.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (14.22%) Systems Engineer
3 28 (13.27%) DBA
4 27 (12.80%) Architect
5 22 (10.43%) SQL DBA
6 21 (9.95%) Administrator
6 21 (9.95%) Analyst
6 21 (9.95%) Support Engineer
7 20 (9.48%) Technical Architect
8 19 (9.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (9.00%) IT Engineer
9 15 (7.11%) Designer
10 14 (6.64%) Server Engineer
11 13 (6.16%) Solutions Designer
12 12 (5.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (5.69%) SQL Server DBA
13 11 (5.21%) Infrastructure Designer
13 11 (5.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (5.21%) VMware Engineer
13 11 (5.21%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.27%) WAP
2 8 (3.79%) SAP Basis
3 6 (2.84%) Web Services
4 5 (2.37%) LAMP
5 3 (1.42%) .NET
5 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.95%) JSON
6 2 (0.95%) REST
6 2 (0.95%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.95%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.47%) FreeSWITCH
7 1 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 184 (87.20%) Clustering
2 31 (14.69%) Replication
3 18 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.64%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.64%) EMC VNX
5 13 (6.16%) EMC VMAX
5 13 (6.16%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.27%) Blackberry
7 7 (3.32%) iPad
8 5 (2.37%) PKI
8 5 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.95%) iSeries
11 2 (0.95%) NHS
11 2 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 191 (90.52%) Windows
2 108 (51.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (50.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (40.76%) Windows Server
5 46 (21.80%) Linux
6 27 (12.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (4.74%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.32%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.37%) CentOS
10 5 (2.37%) Unix
11 4 (1.90%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.42%) Solaris
12 3 (1.42%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.47%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.86%) ITIL
2 60 (28.44%) High Availability
3 38 (18.01%) Change Management
3 38 (18.01%) Mentoring
4 36 (17.06%) Performance Tuning
5 35 (16.59%) IT Strategy
6 32 (15.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 32 (15.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (13.27%) Root Cause Analysis
8 25 (11.85%) Capacity Management
8 25 (11.85%) Configuration Management
8 25 (11.85%) Network Load Balancing
9 24 (11.37%) Load Balancing
10 21 (9.95%) ITIL V3
11 19 (9.00%) PRINCE2
12 18 (8.53%) Data Management
12 18 (8.53%) DevOps
12 18 (8.53%) Workload Management
13 17 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (8.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (35.55%) SQL
2 40 (18.96%) PowerShell
3 29 (13.74%) T-SQL
4 16 (7.58%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.79%) Python
6 6 (2.84%) C
6 6 (2.84%) VBScript
7 5 (2.37%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.90%) AWK
8 4 (1.90%) sed
9 3 (1.42%) Perl
9 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.95%) Ruby
10 2 (0.95%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (29.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (23.22%) MCSE
3 33 (15.64%) CCNA
3 33 (15.64%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (9.95%) MCSA
5 20 (9.48%) Degree
6 12 (5.69%) CCNP
6 12 (5.69%) MCDBA
7 10 (4.74%) MCITP
8 6 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.37%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.42%) CCA
11 3 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.95%) MCP
13 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.47%) CCDA
13 1 (0.47%) MCTS
13 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.79%) SLA
3 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (1.90%) QA
4 3 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.42%) PMO
System Software
1 157 (74.41%) Active Directory
2 94 (44.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (43.13%) Hyper-V
4 60 (28.44%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (17.54%) vSphere
6 29 (13.74%) XenApp
7 27 (12.80%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (8.06%) XenDesktop
9 9 (4.27%) Firmware
9 9 (4.27%) UAG
10 8 (3.79%) NFS
11 5 (2.37%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.90%) XenServer
13 3 (1.42%) Docker
14 2 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.95%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.47%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 59 (27.96%) SCCM
2 56 (26.54%) SCOM
3 31 (14.69%) Failover Clustering
4 23 (10.90%) SCOrch
5 21 (9.95%) Simpana
6 17 (8.06%) vCenter Server
7 15 (7.11%) WSUS
8 10 (4.74%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 8 (3.79%) vMotion
11 6 (2.84%) Ansible
12 5 (2.37%) Backup Exec
13 4 (1.90%) DatAdvantage
13 4 (1.90%) Puppet
13 4 (1.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
14 3 (1.42%) HP SIM
14 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
14 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (1.42%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 178 (84.36%) Microsoft
2 118 (55.92%) VMware
3 79 (37.44%) HP
4 52 (24.64%) Cisco
5 41 (19.43%) Citrix
6 26 (12.32%) CommVault
7 25 (11.85%) 3PAR
8 21 (9.95%) Red Hat
9 19 (9.00%) EMC
9 19 (9.00%) F5
10 16 (7.58%) IBM
11 14 (6.64%) NetApp
12 12 (5.69%) Dell
13 10 (4.74%) AppSense
13 10 (4.74%) Oracle
14 9 (4.27%) SAP
15 8 (3.79%) OpenText
16 6 (2.84%) CheckPoint
17 5 (2.37%) Symantec
17 5 (2.37%) Veritas