Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 984 923 834
Rank change year-on-year -61 -89 -49
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 197 332 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.27% 1.95% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 164 250 376
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,175 £31,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15513 16986 16546
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.76% 8.60% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12570 13825 13210
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -49 186 £50,500 +1.00% 11
London +49 107 £59,000 +7.27% 6
UK excluding London -67 85 £43,750 +2.94% 5
Midlands +39 30 £41,628 +8.12% 2
West Midlands +19 21 £40,000 -36.00%
South East +7 17 £50,001 +2.57% 2
North of England -56 12 £45,000 +5.88%
South West +17 10 £42,500 +26.87% 1
East of England +1 10 £55,000 +35.80%
East Midlands +29 9 £42,500 +10.39% 2
Yorkshire -6 8 £45,000 +5.88%
North West -42 4 £37,500 -16.67%
Scotland +17 3 - -
Wales +15 3 £36,116 -9.71%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 187 (94.92%) Windows
2 164 (83.25%) Microsoft
3 163 (82.74%) Clustering
4 145 (73.60%) Active Directory
5 131 (66.50%) VMware
6 103 (52.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 101 (51.27%) Windows Server
8 91 (46.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (46.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 88 (44.67%) SQL Server
10 79 (40.10%) DNS
11 73 (37.06%) Hyper-V
12 71 (36.04%) MS Exchange
12 71 (36.04%) SAN
13 69 (35.03%) SQL
14 67 (34.01%) VMware ESXi
15 64 (32.49%) ITIL
16 59 (29.95%) HP
17 57 (28.93%) PowerShell
18 55 (27.92%) High Availability
19 53 (26.90%) DHCP
20 52 (26.40%) IIS
21 51 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2010
22 48 (24.37%) SCCM
23 43 (21.83%) Microsoft Certification
24 41 (20.81%) Change Management
24 41 (20.81%) Replication
25 40 (20.30%) Citrix
26 38 (19.29%) SCOM
27 36 (18.27%) Cisco

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 71 (36.04%) MS Exchange
2 52 (26.40%) IIS
3 51 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (14.21%) SharePoint
5 13 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (5.58%) Apache
6 11 (5.58%) Tomcat
7 10 (5.08%) Skype for Business
7 10 (5.08%) WebSphere
8 9 (4.57%) NetWeaver
9 7 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.02%) JBoss
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.51%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 18 (9.14%) MS Visio
2 14 (7.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.57%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (4.57%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.63%) Office 365
4 14 (7.11%) SaaS
5 6 (3.05%) IaaS
5 6 (3.05%) PaaS
6 4 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 79 (40.10%) DNS
2 71 (36.04%) SAN
3 53 (26.90%) DHCP
4 31 (15.74%) NAS
5 30 (15.23%) Firewall
5 30 (15.23%) TCP/IP
6 26 (13.20%) VLAN
7 20 (10.15%) iSCSI
8 18 (9.14%) WAN
9 17 (8.63%) VPN
10 14 (7.11%) DMZ
11 12 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (6.09%) NetScaler
12 11 (5.58%) LAN
12 11 (5.58%) SMTP
13 7 (3.55%) LDAP
14 3 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.52%) Kerberos
14 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (44.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (10.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (9.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (8.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.57%) MySQL
6 9 (4.57%) SAP Data Services
6 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.54%) OLAP
10 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.52%) OLTP
12 2 (1.02%) DTS
12 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.51%) DataStage
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Bitbucket
1 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.02%) GCC
2 2 (1.02%) Maven
2 2 (1.02%) MSI
2 2 (1.02%) NuGet
2 2 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.02%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 27 (13.71%) Finance
2 12 (6.09%) Law
3 7 (3.55%) Retail
4 6 (3.05%) Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Games
5 4 (2.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (24.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (14.21%) Architect
3 25 (12.69%) Analyst
4 23 (11.68%) Systems Engineer
5 21 (10.66%) DBA
6 19 (9.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 18 (9.14%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (9.14%) SQL DBA
8 17 (8.63%) Wintel Engineer
9 15 (7.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (7.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (7.11%) IT Engineer
10 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
11 12 (6.09%) Consultant
11 12 (6.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (6.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 12 (6.09%) Technical Support
11 12 (6.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.58%) Cisco Engineer
12 11 (5.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.57%) LAMP
1 9 (4.57%) SAP Basis
2 7 (3.55%) WAP
3 4 (2.03%) Web Services
4 3 (1.52%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (1.52%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.51%) .NET
5 1 (0.51%) JSON
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) REST
5 1 (0.51%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 163 (82.74%) Clustering
2 41 (20.81%) Replication
3 17 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.11%) Data Centre
5 13 (6.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (6.09%) iPad
7 8 (4.06%) EMC VNX
8 7 (3.55%) Blackberry
8 7 (3.55%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.52%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.52%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.52%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.51%) PKI
12 1 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 187 (94.92%) Windows
2 101 (51.27%) Windows Server
3 91 (46.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (46.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (14.21%) Linux
6 15 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.03%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.03%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.51%) CentOS
10 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.51%) Unix
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.49%) ITIL
2 55 (27.92%) High Availability
3 41 (20.81%) Change Management
4 32 (16.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (15.74%) Load Balancing
6 25 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (12.18%) Capacity Management
7 24 (12.18%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (12.18%) Project Management
7 24 (12.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (11.17%) ITIL V3
9 19 (9.64%) Mentoring
9 19 (9.64%) Service Management
10 18 (9.14%) Incident Management
10 18 (9.14%) Network Load Balancing
11 17 (8.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (8.63%) Virtual Environments
12 16 (8.12%) Performance Testing
12 16 (8.12%) Server Building
12 16 (8.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (35.03%) SQL
2 57 (28.93%) PowerShell
3 17 (8.63%) VBScript
4 15 (7.61%) T-SQL
5 12 (6.09%) Bash Shell
6 11 (5.58%) C
7 9 (4.57%) AWK
7 9 (4.57%) sed
8 3 (1.52%) Python
9 2 (1.02%) Perl
9 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) ABAP
10 1 (0.51%) Java
10 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (21.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (15.74%) MCSE
3 24 (12.18%) MCSA
4 17 (8.63%) Degree
5 11 (5.58%) CCNA
5 11 (5.58%) CCNP
5 11 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.55%) MCITP
7 6 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (3.05%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.54%) MCDBA
9 4 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.02%) CCAA
11 2 (1.02%) MCP
12 1 (0.51%) CCA
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.51%) MCTS
12 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) Data Quality
1 8 (4.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.52%) PMO
3 2 (1.02%) SSAE 16
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (73.60%) Active Directory
2 103 (52.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (37.06%) Hyper-V
4 67 (34.01%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (13.20%) XenApp
6 18 (9.14%) vSphere
7 13 (6.60%) NFS
8 10 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (5.08%) XenDesktop
9 7 (3.55%) Firmware
9 7 (3.55%) UAG
10 6 (3.05%) VMware Server
11 4 (2.03%) ISA Server
11 4 (2.03%) XenServer
12 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (24.37%) SCCM
2 38 (19.29%) SCOM
3 27 (13.71%) Failover Clustering
4 22 (11.17%) vCenter Server
5 15 (7.61%) vMotion
5 15 (7.61%) WSUS
6 11 (5.58%) SCOrch
7 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (5.08%) Simpana
8 9 (4.57%) Backup Exec
8 9 (4.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (4.06%) Puppet
10 7 (3.55%) HP SIM
10 7 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (2.03%) OpenView
13 3 (1.52%) Ansible
13 3 (1.52%) PowerCLI
14 2 (1.02%) Capistrano
14 2 (1.02%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 164 (83.25%) Microsoft
2 131 (66.50%) VMware
3 59 (29.95%) HP
4 40 (20.30%) Citrix
5 36 (18.27%) Cisco
6 24 (12.18%) IBM
7 18 (9.14%) Dell
8 15 (7.61%) NetApp
9 12 (6.09%) CommVault
9 12 (6.09%) EMC
10 11 (5.58%) Oracle
11 10 (5.08%) SAP
12 9 (4.57%) OpenText
12 9 (4.57%) Symantec
13 7 (3.55%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.55%) Veritas
14 5 (2.54%) F5
15 4 (2.03%) Apple
15 4 (2.03%) AppSense
15 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds