Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 948 1033 1000
Rank change year-on-year +85 -33 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 134 176 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.72% 0.98% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 96 158 157
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.77% +14.44%
10th Percentile £35,250 £30,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,875 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +3.53%

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 18,607 17,874 15,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 10.27% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14,194 14,118 12,776
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Top 13 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 19 July 2019. 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 +61 129 £47,500 - 22
UK excluding London +34 82 £42,500 +6.25% 22
London +77 52 £57,500 +4.55% 1
South East +21 31 £47,500 - 8
North of England -3 20 £40,750 +3.16% 5
Midlands +26 16 £35,000 +2.19% 4
Yorkshire +5 12 £42,000 +5.00% 1
West Midlands +27 10 £35,000 -36.36% 3
South West -1 10 £37,500 +10.29% 4
North West +10 8 £35,500 -7.79% 4
East Midlands +21 6 - - 1
Scotland - 4 £44,000 - 1
Wales - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 128 (95.52%) Windows
2 111 (82.84%) Clustering
3 94 (70.15%) Microsoft
4 93 (69.40%) Windows Server
5 90 (67.16%) Active Directory
6 78 (58.21%) PowerShell
7 62 (46.27%) SQL Server
8 58 (43.28%) SQL
8 58 (43.28%) VMware
9 52 (38.81%) ITIL
10 49 (36.57%) DNS
11 46 (34.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (33.58%) Hyper-V
13 42 (31.34%) Citrix
13 42 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (29.10%) Performance Tuning
15 38 (28.36%) Microsoft Azure
16 37 (27.61%) High Availability
17 35 (26.12%) SCCM
17 35 (26.12%) Migration
18 34 (25.37%) T-SQL
18 34 (25.37%) SCOM
19 33 (24.63%) SQL Server 2016
20 32 (23.88%) XenApp
20 32 (23.88%) SAN
21 31 (23.13%) Disaster Recovery
22 30 (22.39%) Cisco
23 29 (21.64%) HP
23 29 (21.64%) DHCP
24 27 (20.15%) 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 19 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.19%) IIS
3 13 (9.70%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (6.72%) SAS
6 6 (4.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 38 (28.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (16.42%) Office 365
3 11 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (7.46%) PaaS
4 10 (7.46%) SaaS
5 9 (6.72%) IaaS
6 5 (3.73%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 49 (36.57%) DNS
2 32 (23.88%) SAN
3 29 (21.64%) DHCP
4 18 (13.43%) LAN
5 17 (12.69%) TCP/IP
6 16 (11.94%) Firewall
6 16 (11.94%) WAN
7 10 (7.46%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (5.22%) VPN
9 6 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (4.48%) VLAN
10 5 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.73%) iSCSI
10 5 (3.73%) NAS
10 5 (3.73%) Skype
10 5 (3.73%) VoIP
11 4 (2.99%) SSL
12 3 (2.24%) NetScaler
12 3 (2.24%) Wireless
13 2 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (46.27%) SQL Server
2 33 (24.63%) SQL Server 2016
3 27 (20.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (17.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 22 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (14.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (14.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (8.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (3.73%) MySQL
10 5 (3.73%) Power BI
11 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.75%) Big Data
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
12 1 (0.75%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MSI
1 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.75%) WiX
General
1 24 (17.91%) Finance
2 2 (1.49%) Advertising
2 2 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (32.84%) DBA
2 39 (29.10%) SQL DBA
3 18 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (12.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 13 (9.70%) Analyst
5 13 (9.70%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Administrator
6 12 (8.96%) IT Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Architect
9 8 (5.97%) Citrix Specialist
9 8 (5.97%) Senior DBA
9 8 (5.97%) Technical Architect
10 7 (5.22%) Active Directory Support
10 7 (5.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) Citrix Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (4.48%) Senior IT Engineer
11 6 (4.48%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) LDAP
2 3 (2.24%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 111 (82.84%) Clustering
2 26 (19.40%) Replication
3 20 (14.93%) Data Centre
4 19 (14.18%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (13.43%) Driving Licence
6 13 (9.70%) Fat Client
6 13 (9.70%) Thin Client
7 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (7.46%) Management Information System
8 8 (5.97%) Reference Data
9 5 (3.73%) PKI
9 5 (3.73%) Public Cloud
10 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (2.24%) User Experience
12 1 (0.75%) BYOD
12 1 (0.75%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 128 (95.52%) Windows
2 93 (69.40%) Windows Server
3 46 (34.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (20.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (13.43%) Linux
6 17 (12.69%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.73%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.99%) Unix
9 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.81%) ITIL
2 39 (29.10%) Performance Tuning
3 37 (27.61%) High Availability
4 35 (26.12%) Migration
5 31 (23.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (12.69%) Application Packaging
8 16 (11.94%) Business Continuity
9 15 (11.19%) Change Control
9 15 (11.19%) Database Security
9 15 (11.19%) Load Balancing
10 14 (10.45%) Computer Science
11 13 (9.70%) Data Migration
11 13 (9.70%) Mathematics
11 13 (9.70%) Proactive Monitoring
12 12 (8.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (7.46%) Virtual Environments
14 9 (6.72%) Mentoring
14 9 (6.72%) Problem Management
14 9 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 78 (58.21%) PowerShell
2 58 (43.28%) SQL
3 34 (25.37%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.24%) VBScript
5 1 (0.75%) ABAP
5 1 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.75%) C#
5 1 (0.75%) Java
5 1 (0.75%) Python
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) Degree
2 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (11.94%) MCSE
4 13 (9.70%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (8.96%) Security Cleared
6 11 (8.21%) MCSA
7 5 (3.73%) CCNA
7 5 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.99%) MCTS
8 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) SLA
2 6 (4.48%) GDPR
3 4 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.49%) QA
5 1 (0.75%) NIST
5 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 45 (33.58%) Hyper-V
3 42 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (23.88%) XenApp
5 24 (17.91%) XenDesktop
6 23 (17.16%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (12.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (8.96%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (8.21%) vSphere
10 9 (6.72%) DFS Replication
11 6 (4.48%) Terminal Services
12 4 (2.99%) BitLocker
13 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.75%) Firmware
14 1 (0.75%) NFS
14 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 35 (26.12%) SCCM
2 34 (25.37%) SCOM
3 18 (13.43%) Failover Clustering
4 14 (10.45%) WSUS
5 13 (9.70%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (5.97%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (5.97%) Puppet
7 7 (5.22%) Ansible
7 7 (5.22%) Backup Exec
8 5 (3.73%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.24%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.24%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.49%) Terraform
11 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.75%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.75%) vMotion
11 1 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 94 (70.15%) Microsoft
2 58 (43.28%) VMware
3 42 (31.34%) Citrix
4 30 (22.39%) Cisco
5 29 (21.64%) HP
6 19 (14.18%) Dell
7 16 (11.94%) Veeam
8 14 (10.45%) ServiceNow
9 13 (9.70%) BMC
9 13 (9.70%) Wyse
10 12 (8.96%) Juniper
11 11 (8.21%) Oracle
12 10 (7.46%) McAfee
13 9 (6.72%) IronPort
13 9 (6.72%) Sage
14 7 (5.22%) 3PAR
15 5 (3.73%) Ivanti
15 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
15 5 (3.73%) WatchGuard
16 4 (2.99%) NetApp