Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 952 644 974
Rank change year-on-year -308 +330 +27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 92 48 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.10% 0.092%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.44% 0.61% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 73 47 90
10th Percentile " £32,150 £36,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £40,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £47,500 £65,344 £60,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% -23.68% +12.43%

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 21,091 7,843 18,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.86% 16.37% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13,516 6,565 13,816
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,075
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 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 -275 85 £40,000 -28.89% 18
UK excluding London -199 68 £37,500 +3.45% 17
Midlands -91 49 £37,500 +7.14% 5
West Midlands -67 48 £37,500 +7.14% 4
London -258 19 £65,000 +4.00% 4
South East - 9 £45,520 - 2
Work from Home -271 8 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Scotland -87 3 £49,000 -2.00% 2
North of England -144 3 £50,000 - 5
South West - 3 £39,000 - 1
North East - 2 £55,000 - 3
East Midlands -67 1 £50,000 - 1
North West -104 1 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 85 (92.39%) Windows
2 82 (89.13%) Microsoft
3 81 (88.04%) Active Directory
4 79 (85.87%) Clustering
5 74 (80.43%) VMware
6 71 (77.17%) Windows Server
7 64 (69.57%) SQL Server
8 61 (66.30%) VMware ESXi
9 56 (60.87%) IIS
10 46 (50.00%) Web Services
11 45 (48.91%) Azure
12 34 (36.96%) SQL
13 27 (29.35%) AWS
13 27 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (27.17%) PowerShell
15 21 (22.83%) Capacity Management
15 21 (22.83%) SLA
16 20 (21.74%) Windows Server 2016
17 16 (17.39%) DNS
17 16 (17.39%) ITIL
18 15 (16.30%) Migration
18 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2019
19 13 (14.13%) vCenter Server
19 13 (14.13%) Linux
19 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
20 12 (13.04%) High Availability
20 12 (13.04%) DHCP
20 12 (13.04%) HP
20 12 (13.04%) Dell
20 12 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 56 (60.87%) IIS
2 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) JBoss
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 45 (48.91%) Azure
2 27 (29.35%) AWS
3 8 (8.70%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (5.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.26%) IaaS
6 1 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Service Fabric
6 1 (1.09%) GCP
6 1 (1.09%) PaaS
6 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.39%) DNS
2 12 (13.04%) DHCP
3 9 (9.78%) SAN
4 7 (7.61%) VSAN
5 6 (6.52%) Firewall
6 5 (5.43%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (5.43%) WAN
7 4 (4.35%) LAN
7 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.35%) VLAN
8 3 (3.26%) Skype
9 2 (2.17%) FTP
9 2 (2.17%) Internet
10 1 (1.09%) BGP
10 1 (1.09%) MPLS
10 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.09%) OSPF
10 1 (1.09%) SSL
10 1 (1.09%) VPN
10 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Documentation Skills
2 8 (8.70%) Social Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Back Office
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (33.70%) Support Engineer
2 26 (28.26%) IT Engineer
2 26 (28.26%) VMware Engineer
3 25 (27.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 25 (27.17%) Project Engineer
3 25 (27.17%) Windows Engineer
4 24 (26.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (26.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 23 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) IT Support
9 3 (3.26%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.09%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.09%) Kafka
3 1 (1.09%) LDAP
3 1 (1.09%) Middleware
3 1 (1.09%) OpenID
3 1 (1.09%) REST
3 1 (1.09%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (85.87%) Clustering
2 9 (9.78%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.61%) Replication
4 4 (4.35%) PKI
5 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.09%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.09%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.09%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 85 (92.39%) Windows
2 71 (77.17%) Windows Server
3 20 (21.74%) Windows Server 2016
4 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2019
5 13 (14.13%) Linux
5 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.26%) Unix
11 2 (2.17%) CentOS
11 2 (2.17%) Solaris
12 1 (1.09%) AIX
12 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) Capacity Management
2 16 (17.39%) ITIL
3 15 (16.30%) Migration
4 12 (13.04%) High Availability
4 12 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (9.78%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.61%) Security Patching
8 7 (7.61%) Server Management
9 6 (6.52%) Change Management
10 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity
11 4 (4.35%) Storage Management
12 3 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (3.26%) Data Centre Operations
12 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure as Code
12 3 (3.26%) Project Delivery
12 3 (3.26%) Server Virtualisation
12 3 (3.26%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.96%) SQL
2 25 (27.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.17%) Java
3 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.09%) C
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) C++
4 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Degree
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.52%) MCSE
4 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.17%) MCITP
6 2 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.83%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) NIST
System Software
1 81 (88.04%) Active Directory
2 61 (66.30%) VMware ESXi
3 27 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.96%) vSphere
5 9 (9.78%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.17%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.09%) XenApp
7 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) vCenter Server
2 8 (8.70%) SCOrch
2 8 (8.70%) WSUS
3 7 (7.61%) SCCM
3 7 (7.61%) vMotion
4 6 (6.52%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (6.52%) SCOM
5 5 (5.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.26%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.26%) PowerCLI
7 3 (3.26%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.26%) vRealize
8 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.17%) OfficeScan
8 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.17%) Terraform
8 2 (2.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 82 (89.13%) Microsoft
2 74 (80.43%) VMware
3 12 (13.04%) Dell
3 12 (13.04%) HP
4 8 (8.70%) IBM
5 6 (6.52%) Cisco
5 6 (6.52%) Veritas
6 5 (5.43%) 3PAR
6 5 (5.43%) Citrix
6 5 (5.43%) EMC
6 5 (5.43%) McAfee
7 4 (4.35%) Altiris
7 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.35%) Symantec
7 4 (4.35%) Veeam
8 3 (3.26%) Intel
8 3 (3.26%) Zerto
9 2 (2.17%) Huawei
9 2 (2.17%) LogRhythm
9 2 (2.17%) RedGate