Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 950 996 989
Rank change year-on-year +46 -7 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 120 175 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.67% 1.00% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85 143 179
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £73,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,875
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.13% +3.24%

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 17,826 17,452 15,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.99% 10.61% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,441 13,804 12,927
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 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 +66 116 £50,000 - 22
UK excluding London +61 81 £47,500 +11.76% 18
London +57 37 £55,000 -8.33% 5
South East +28 32 £47,500 - 4
North of England +23 25 £51,250 +31.41% 8
Yorkshire +1 16 £55,000 +92.98% 2
Midlands +34 11 £42,500 +37.10% 1
South West +9 10 £37,500 +10.29% 1
North West +38 9 £43,750 +11.46% 6
West Midlands +37 9 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +20 2 £50,000 +61.29%
East of England +50 1 £45,000 -3.23% 3
Wales +18 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Scotland +18 1 £44,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 111 (92.50%) Windows
2 97 (80.83%) Clustering
3 86 (71.67%) Microsoft
4 83 (69.17%) Windows Server
5 81 (67.50%) Active Directory
6 57 (47.50%) PowerShell
7 55 (45.83%) SQL Server
8 54 (45.00%) Hyper-V
9 49 (40.83%) SAN
10 48 (40.00%) Azure
11 46 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (37.50%) SQL
13 43 (35.83%) DNS
13 43 (35.83%) SCCM
14 42 (35.00%) VMware
15 37 (30.83%) Citrix
16 32 (26.67%) Cisco
16 32 (26.67%) SCOM
16 32 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 31 (25.83%) High Availability
18 30 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 29 (24.17%) ITIL
20 28 (23.33%) Data Centre
21 26 (21.67%) HP
21 26 (21.67%) XenApp
22 24 (20.00%) Linux
22 24 (20.00%) MS Exchange
23 23 (19.17%) SharePoint
23 23 (19.17%) DHCP
23 23 (19.17%) 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 24 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 23 (19.17%) SharePoint
3 15 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.17%) SAS
5 10 (8.33%) IIS
6 5 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (4.17%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.83%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 48 (40.00%) Azure
2 20 (16.67%) Office 365
3 15 (12.50%) AWS
4 12 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (5.83%) IaaS
5 7 (5.83%) PaaS
6 5 (4.17%) SaaS
7 1 (0.83%) GitHub
7 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.83%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (40.83%) SAN
2 43 (35.83%) DNS
3 23 (19.17%) DHCP
4 22 (18.33%) NAS
5 20 (16.67%) LAN
6 19 (15.83%) WAN
7 15 (12.50%) Wireless
8 14 (11.67%) Firewall
8 14 (11.67%) iSCSI
9 13 (10.83%) NetScaler
10 11 (9.17%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (9.17%) TCP/IP
11 10 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (8.33%) VPN
12 5 (4.17%) Skype
12 5 (4.17%) VLAN
13 4 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (3.33%) SSL
13 4 (3.33%) VoIP
14 1 (0.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 23 (19.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 18 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (5.83%) MySQL
4 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.67%) Riak
9 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.83%) Power BI
9 1 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.50%) MSI
3 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 21 (17.50%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Games
3 5 (4.17%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (23.33%) DBA
2 20 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 19 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (14.17%) Administrator
5 14 (11.67%) Architect
5 14 (11.67%) Technical Architect
6 13 (10.83%) Support Engineer
7 12 (10.00%) IT Engineer
8 10 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 10 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (6.67%) Analyst
10 8 (6.67%) Consultant
10 8 (6.67%) Senior DBA
11 7 (5.83%) Active Directory Support
11 7 (5.83%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 7 (5.83%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) SAP Basis
2 5 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (4.17%) Kafka
2 5 (4.17%) LDAP
2 5 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) .NET Core
3 1 (0.83%) RESTful
3 1 (0.83%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 97 (80.83%) Clustering
2 28 (23.33%) Data Centre
3 22 (18.33%) Replication
4 17 (14.17%) Driving Licence
5 16 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (7.50%) Management Information System
7 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (5.83%) PKI
8 7 (5.83%) Private Cloud
9 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (3.33%) Public Cloud
10 4 (3.33%) Social Network
11 3 (2.50%) Reference Data
12 2 (1.67%) Fat Client
12 2 (1.67%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.83%) BYOD
13 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (92.50%) Windows
2 83 (69.17%) Windows Server
3 46 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (20.00%) Linux
5 23 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.83%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.17%) Unix
8 4 (3.33%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.83%) High Availability
2 30 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 29 (24.17%) ITIL
4 21 (17.50%) Migration
5 17 (14.17%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 16 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
7 15 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (9.17%) Business Continuity
8 11 (9.17%) Server Management
9 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
10 8 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (6.67%) Release Management
10 8 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (6.67%) Runbook
10 8 (6.67%) Statistics
11 7 (5.83%) Break/Fix
11 7 (5.83%) Security Management
11 7 (5.83%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 57 (47.50%) PowerShell
2 45 (37.50%) SQL
3 16 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.00%) ABAP
4 6 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.67%) Degree
2 12 (10.00%) MCSE
2 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.83%) CCNA
5 7 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.50%) MCSA
7 3 (2.50%) MCTS
8 1 (0.83%) CCA
8 1 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.83%) MCP
8 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 54 (45.00%) Hyper-V
3 32 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (21.67%) XenApp
5 16 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (10.83%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (10.00%) XenDesktop
8 11 (9.17%) DFS Replication
9 8 (6.67%) vSphere
10 7 (5.83%) Firmware
11 5 (4.17%) Docker
11 5 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (2.50%) BitLocker
13 2 (1.67%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.83%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.83%) UAG
14 1 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 43 (35.83%) SCCM
2 32 (26.67%) SCOM
3 21 (17.50%) WSUS
4 12 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
4 12 (10.00%) SCVMM
4 12 (10.00%) XenMobile
5 11 (9.17%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (5.83%) vCenter Server
7 6 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (5.00%) Puppet
8 5 (4.17%) Backup Exec
8 5 (4.17%) Grafana
8 5 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (3.33%) Ansible
10 2 (1.67%) NetApp OnCommand
10 2 (1.67%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.67%) vMotion
11 1 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 86 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 42 (35.00%) VMware
3 37 (30.83%) Citrix
4 32 (26.67%) Cisco
5 26 (21.67%) HP
6 14 (11.67%) Juniper
6 14 (11.67%) NetApp
7 13 (10.83%) McAfee
7 13 (10.83%) Oracle
8 11 (9.17%) Veeam
9 10 (8.33%) 3PAR
10 9 (7.50%) IronPort
10 9 (7.50%) Sage
11 7 (5.83%) Arista
11 7 (5.83%) Brocade
11 7 (5.83%) SAP
12 6 (5.00%) BMC
12 6 (5.00%) Emulex
12 6 (5.00%) ServiceNow
12 6 (5.00%) WatchGuard