Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 886 724 976
Rank change year-on-year -162 +252 +70
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 108 71 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.10% 0.090%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.55% 0.69% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85 60 96
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £35,125
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,125 £37,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +8.11% -2.63%
75th Percentile £47,500 £65,625 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -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 19,567 10,269 18,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.23% 14.97% 13.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,066 8,401 14,488
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.56% +6.36%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 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 -130 108 £40,000 -20.00% 11
UK excluding London -97 94 £37,500 - 15
Midlands -30 61 £37,500 +11.11% 5
West Midlands -36 54 £37,500 +7.14% 5
South East -91 16 £45,000 +20.00% 2
London -148 14 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Work from Home -246 14 £66,250 - 1
North of England -61 13 £40,000 -20.00% 2
North West -39 10 £40,000 -20.00% 2
East Midlands -43 7 £49,500 +65.00%
North East -17 3 £41,250 +13.01%
East of England -40 3 £45,000 +4.65%
South West -75 1 £42,500 +13.33% 1

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 104 (96.30%) Windows
2 99 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 95 (87.96%) Active Directory
4 84 (77.78%) Clustering
5 82 (75.93%) VMware
6 79 (73.15%) Windows Server
7 69 (63.89%) SQL Server
8 67 (62.04%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (50.93%) IIS
10 50 (46.30%) Azure
11 42 (38.89%) Web Services
12 32 (29.63%) PowerShell
13 30 (27.78%) Microsoft 365
14 23 (21.30%) AWS
14 23 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (20.37%) SQL
16 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (19.44%) vCenter Server
17 20 (18.52%) Data Centre
17 20 (18.52%) HP
17 20 (18.52%) DNS
18 19 (17.59%) TCP/IP
18 19 (17.59%) SLA
18 19 (17.59%) Citrix
18 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
19 18 (16.67%) Replication
20 17 (15.74%) DHCP
20 17 (15.74%) 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 55 (50.93%) IIS
2 16 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) JBoss
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 50 (46.30%) Azure
2 30 (27.78%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (21.30%) AWS
4 11 (10.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.70%) Azure Sentinel
6 3 (2.78%) IaaS
7 1 (0.93%) Azure Service Fabric
7 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.93%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.52%) DNS
2 19 (17.59%) TCP/IP
3 17 (15.74%) DHCP
4 15 (13.89%) Firewall
5 12 (11.11%) SAN
6 10 (9.26%) WAN
7 8 (7.41%) LAN
7 8 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (5.56%) Skype
8 6 (5.56%) SMTP
9 3 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.78%) FTP
9 3 (2.78%) VLAN
9 3 (2.78%) VoIP
9 3 (2.78%) Wireless
10 2 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.85%) Internet
10 2 (1.85%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (63.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (14.81%) Social Skills
2 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.26%) Finance
4 8 (7.41%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.78%) Banking
6 3 (2.78%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 33 (30.56%) Project Engineer
3 32 (29.63%) VMware Engineer
4 26 (24.07%) Active Directory Engineer
5 22 (20.37%) Support Engineer
6 16 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (12.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (9.26%) Consultant
11 7 (6.48%) IT Support
11 7 (6.48%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (6.48%) Project Support Engineer
11 7 (6.48%) VMware Support Engineer
11 7 (6.48%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (5.56%) Administrator
12 6 (5.56%) DBA
12 6 (5.56%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (38.89%) Web Services
2 7 (6.48%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.70%) LDAP
4 3 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.93%) Kafka
5 1 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) OpenID
5 1 (0.93%) REST
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (77.78%) Clustering
2 20 (18.52%) Data Centre
3 18 (16.67%) Replication
4 10 (9.26%) PKI
5 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.78%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 104 (96.30%) Windows
2 79 (73.15%) Windows Server
3 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (11.11%) Linux
8 3 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.93%) CentOS
10 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (14.81%) Mentoring
2 16 (14.81%) Migration
2 16 (14.81%) Storage Management
3 11 (10.19%) Change Control
3 11 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (9.26%) ITIL
5 9 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 9 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (8.33%) Time Management
6 8 (7.41%) Change Management
6 8 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (7.41%) Server Building
7 7 (6.48%) Data Centre Operations
7 7 (6.48%) Database Mirroring
7 7 (6.48%) Task Automation
8 6 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (5.56%) High Availability
9 5 (4.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 22 (20.37%) SQL
3 5 (4.63%) VB
4 3 (2.78%) VBScript
5 2 (1.85%) Java
6 1 (0.93%) C#
6 1 (0.93%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.93%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 13 (12.04%) MCSE
3 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.41%) Degree
5 5 (4.63%) MCP
5 5 (4.63%) MCSA
5 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.78%) MCITP
7 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 95 (87.96%) Active Directory
2 67 (62.04%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (12.96%) vSphere
5 10 (9.26%) Hyper-V
6 8 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (3.70%) XenApp
8 3 (2.78%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.78%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.85%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.85%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (19.44%) vCenter Server
2 16 (14.81%) SCCM
3 14 (12.96%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (12.96%) WSUS
4 11 (10.19%) NetBackup
4 11 (10.19%) SCOrch
5 9 (8.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 9 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (7.41%) SCOM
7 7 (6.48%) SCVMM
8 6 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (4.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (2.78%) OfficeScan
10 3 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (2.78%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 3 (2.78%) vMotion
11 2 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.93%) Ansible
12 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 99 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 82 (75.93%) VMware
3 20 (18.52%) HP
4 19 (17.59%) Citrix
5 14 (12.96%) Dell
5 14 (12.96%) McAfee
5 14 (12.96%) Symantec
5 14 (12.96%) Veritas
6 11 (10.19%) Cisco
7 9 (8.33%) IBM
8 8 (7.41%) Lumension
9 7 (6.48%) Veeam
10 5 (4.63%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.63%) EMC
11 3 (2.78%) Avaya
11 3 (2.78%) Forcepoint
11 3 (2.78%) Mitel
11 3 (2.78%) Oracle
11 3 (2.78%) Rackspace
11 3 (2.78%) Sun