Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 989 951 972
Rank change year-on-year -38 +21 -166
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 188 210 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.09% 1.41% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 180 151 269
UK median annual salary £45,250 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.30% +15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £76,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £44,141
% change year-on-year -11.76% -3.72% +5.10%

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 17,190 14,920 17,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.00% 8.75% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 13,601 12,020 14,037
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Top 12 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 20 May 2018. 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 -5 176 £47,500 -20.83% 15
UK excluding London +2 118 £37,500 -11.76% 8
London -41 67 £55,000 -21.43% 7
North of England +22 39 £35,000 -22.22% 2
South East -1 37 £45,250 -19.56% 4
Yorkshire +38 25 £35,000 -22.22%
Midlands +1 22 £37,500 -6.25% 1
West Midlands +12 14 £55,000 +37.50%
North West 0 14 £28,500 -24.00% 2
South West -13 11 £32,850 -15.23% 1
Northern Ireland +4 9 £24,500 -
East Midlands -2 8 £31,000 -29.55% 1

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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.

1 175 (93.09%) Windows
2 150 (79.79%) Clustering
3 115 (61.17%) Microsoft
4 114 (60.64%) Active Directory
5 102 (54.26%) SQL Server
6 86 (45.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (45.21%) SQL
8 84 (44.68%) Windows Server
9 74 (39.36%) VMware
10 66 (35.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 64 (34.04%) SAN
12 57 (30.32%) High Availability
13 54 (28.72%) SCCM
14 52 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 52 (27.66%) Finance
15 50 (26.60%) MCSE
16 45 (23.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 45 (23.94%) TCP/IP
17 42 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (22.34%) Performance Tuning
18 40 (21.28%) Hyper-V
18 40 (21.28%) MS Exchange
18 40 (21.28%) ITIL
19 38 (20.21%) vSphere
20 37 (19.68%) Disaster Recovery
21 35 (18.62%) HP
21 35 (18.62%) Capacity Planning
22 33 (17.55%) Replication
22 33 (17.55%) Mentoring
23 32 (17.02%) IIS

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 40 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 32 (17.02%) IIS
3 31 (16.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (12.77%) SharePoint
5 23 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (7.45%) Site Server
7 13 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (5.32%) NetWeaver
9 9 (4.79%) CMS
9 9 (4.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.60%) Skype for Business
11 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.98%) Office 365
4 4 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 64 (34.04%) SAN
2 45 (23.94%) TCP/IP
3 25 (13.30%) NAS
4 22 (11.70%) DNS
5 21 (11.17%) DHCP
5 21 (11.17%) Internet
6 13 (6.91%) WAN
7 11 (5.85%) LAN
8 9 (4.79%) VoIP
9 8 (4.26%) Firewall
10 7 (3.72%) Kerberos
10 7 (3.72%) Wireless
11 5 (2.66%) Skype
12 4 (2.13%) FTP
12 4 (2.13%) Intranet
12 4 (2.13%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.13%) NetScaler
12 4 (2.13%) VPN
13 3 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (54.26%) SQL Server
2 45 (23.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (11.70%) Relational Database
4 21 (11.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (6.91%) Oracle Database
8 9 (4.79%) SSDT
9 8 (4.26%) MySQL
9 8 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.13%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.13%) Redis
11 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.53%) Riak
13 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 52 (27.66%) Finance
2 14 (7.45%) Retail
3 11 (5.85%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.32%) Publishing
5 6 (3.19%) Banking
5 6 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (26.06%) DBA
2 48 (25.53%) SQL DBA
3 40 (21.28%) SQL Server DBA
4 21 (11.17%) Administrator
5 19 (10.11%) Support Engineer
6 18 (9.57%) Consultant
6 18 (9.57%) Systems Engineer
7 17 (9.04%) Architect
7 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (7.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (7.45%) Technical Architect
10 13 (6.91%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (6.38%) Windows Administrator
11 12 (6.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 11 (5.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 10 (5.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (5.32%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 10 (5.32%) SAP Consultant
13 10 (5.32%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.32%) SAP Basis
2 6 (3.19%) .NET
3 5 (2.66%) Web Services
4 4 (2.13%) WCF
5 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.53%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (79.79%) Clustering
2 33 (17.55%) Replication
3 28 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (14.89%) Data Centre
4 14 (7.45%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.85%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.79%) EMC VNX
7 8 (4.26%) Driving Licence
8 6 (3.19%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.06%) Fintech
9 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.53%) NHS
10 1 (0.53%) PKI
10 1 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 175 (93.09%) Windows
2 86 (45.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (44.68%) Windows Server
4 66 (35.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (9.57%) Linux
6 13 (6.91%) Unix
7 11 (5.85%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.19%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.13%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.06%) CentOS
11 2 (1.06%) Debian
11 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (30.32%) High Availability
2 42 (22.34%) Performance Tuning
3 40 (21.28%) ITIL
4 37 (19.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (18.62%) Capacity Planning
6 33 (17.55%) Mentoring
7 21 (11.17%) Patch Management
7 21 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (10.64%) IT Strategy
9 19 (10.11%) DevOps
10 18 (9.57%) Change Management
11 17 (9.04%) Change Control
11 17 (9.04%) Configuration Management
12 14 (7.45%) Load Balancing
12 14 (7.45%) Network Load Balancing
12 14 (7.45%) PRINCE2
13 13 (6.91%) TOGAF
14 12 (6.38%) Process Improvement
14 12 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (5.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 85 (45.21%) SQL
2 32 (17.02%) T-SQL
3 14 (7.45%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.85%) Java
5 10 (5.32%) ABAP
6 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.06%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) C#
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (26.60%) MCSE
3 18 (9.57%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.98%) MCP
5 14 (7.45%) MCSA
6 13 (6.91%) CCNA
6 13 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (5.85%) Degree
7 11 (5.85%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.60%) CCA
8 3 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.60%) MCITP
9 2 (1.06%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.60%) QA
3 3 (1.60%) SLA
4 2 (1.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 114 (60.64%) Active Directory
2 42 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (21.28%) Hyper-V
4 38 (20.21%) vSphere
5 28 (14.89%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (10.64%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (6.38%) XenApp
8 11 (5.85%) Firmware
9 5 (2.66%) BitLocker
10 4 (2.13%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.06%) NFS
11 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 54 (28.72%) SCCM
2 30 (15.96%) SCOM
3 25 (13.30%) Failover Clustering
4 22 (11.70%) vCenter Server
5 13 (6.91%) SCOrch
5 13 (6.91%) Simpana
6 7 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (3.72%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.13%) Foglight
7 4 (2.13%) WSUS
8 3 (1.60%) SQL Sentry
9 2 (1.06%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.53%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 115 (61.17%) Microsoft
2 74 (39.36%) VMware
3 35 (18.62%) HP
4 26 (13.83%) Citrix
5 22 (11.70%) Cisco
6 17 (9.04%) Oracle
7 16 (8.51%) 3PAR
8 13 (6.91%) CommVault
9 12 (6.38%) SAP
10 11 (5.85%) Veeam
11 10 (5.32%) EMC
11 10 (5.32%) Red Hat
12 8 (4.26%) IBM
13 6 (3.19%) F5
13 6 (3.19%) ServiceNow
13 6 (3.19%) Sun
14 4 (2.13%) NetApp
14 4 (2.13%) Symantec
15 3 (1.60%) AppDynamics
15 3 (1.60%) Sitecore