Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 924 950 1026
Rank change year-on-year +26 +76 -77
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 82 187 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.12% 0.100%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.52% 1.08% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 50 137 153
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% +14.44% -14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £43,028 £35,000
% change year-on-year +16.20% +22.94% -17.65%

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 15,732 17,372 16,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.78% 11.48% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12,056 13,592 13,267
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +0.96%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +37 79 £50,000 -4.76% 29
UK excluding London +51 61 £50,000 +16.20% 25
South East +41 22 £50,000 +5.26% 6
London +20 19 £57,500 -11.54% 10
North of England +45 17 £50,000 +25.00% 7
North West +50 12 £45,000 +23.29% 6
Midlands +25 12 £37,500 -11.76% 3
East of England +69 9 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands +29 9 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire +34 4 £60,000 +27.66%
East Midlands +17 2 £50,000 +17.65% 1
North East +12 1 £55,000 +18.91% 1
Wales -5 1 £32,500 +8.33% 2

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 74 (90.24%) Windows
2 73 (89.02%) Clustering
3 63 (76.83%) Microsoft
4 49 (59.76%) Windows Server
5 46 (56.10%) Active Directory
5 46 (56.10%) Azure
6 45 (54.88%) Hyper-V
7 40 (48.78%) PowerShell
7 40 (48.78%) SAN
7 40 (48.78%) SQL
8 39 (47.56%) SQL Server
9 32 (39.02%) SCCM
10 27 (32.93%) DNS
11 26 (31.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 25 (30.49%) Data Centre
13 22 (26.83%) Office 365
14 20 (24.39%) High Availability
14 20 (24.39%) iSCSI
14 20 (24.39%) VMware
14 20 (24.39%) DHCP
14 20 (24.39%) Wireless
15 19 (23.17%) Cisco
15 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (23.17%) Server Management
16 18 (21.95%) NAS
16 18 (21.95%) Citrix
17 17 (20.73%) ITIL
18 16 (19.51%) SharePoint
18 16 (19.51%) WSUS
19 15 (18.29%) Brocade

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 16 (19.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.10%) SAS
5 4 (4.88%) IIS
6 3 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.22%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) SAP Hybris
1 3 (3.66%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (56.10%) Azure
2 22 (26.83%) Office 365
3 15 (18.29%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (10.98%) AWS
5 4 (4.88%) IaaS
6 3 (3.66%) PaaS
7 2 (2.44%) SaaS
8 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.22%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (48.78%) SAN
2 27 (32.93%) DNS
3 20 (24.39%) DHCP
3 20 (24.39%) iSCSI
3 20 (24.39%) Wireless
4 18 (21.95%) NAS
5 15 (18.29%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (14.63%) NetScaler
7 9 (10.98%) Firewall
8 4 (4.88%) VPN
8 4 (4.88%) WAN
9 3 (3.66%) LAN
9 3 (3.66%) SSL
10 2 (2.44%) Skype
10 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.44%) VLAN
11 1 (1.22%) HSRP
11 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.22%) VPLS
11 1 (1.22%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (47.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.32%) RDBMS
4 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.88%) MySQL
5 4 (4.88%) SAP HANA
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.66%) Riak
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (3.66%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.22%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 14 (17.07%) Games
2 7 (8.54%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Local Government
4 1 (1.22%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) DBA
2 15 (18.29%) IT Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) SQL DBA
4 9 (10.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Operations Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Administrator
5 7 (8.54%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.10%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (2.44%) Kafka
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.22%) COM
2 1 (1.22%) LDAP
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 73 (89.02%) Clustering
2 25 (30.49%) Data Centre
3 14 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (17.07%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (17.07%) Private Cloud
4 13 (15.85%) Replication
5 12 (14.63%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (8.54%) Social Network
7 6 (7.32%) PKI
8 5 (6.10%) Public Cloud
9 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
10 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
11 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
11 2 (2.44%) EMC VNX
12 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 74 (90.24%) Windows
2 49 (59.76%) Windows Server
3 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (17.07%) Linux
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.88%) Unix
7 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.22%) Debian
8 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (24.39%) High Availability
3 19 (23.17%) Server Management
4 17 (20.73%) ITIL
5 15 (18.29%) Virtual Environments
6 14 (17.07%) Break/Fix
6 14 (17.07%) Security Management
6 14 (17.07%) Security Patching
7 13 (15.85%) Decision-Making
8 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (8.54%) Mentoring
12 6 (7.32%) Database Mirroring
13 5 (6.10%) Change Data Capture
13 5 (6.10%) DevOps
13 5 (6.10%) Incident Management
14 4 (4.88%) Migration
14 4 (4.88%) Network Load Balancing
15 3 (3.66%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.78%) PowerShell
1 40 (48.78%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.88%) ABAP
3 4 (4.88%) Java
4 2 (2.44%) VBScript
5 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
1 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (6.10%) MCSE
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.66%) CCNA
5 3 (3.66%) MCP
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.22%) CCA
7 1 (1.22%) CCNP
7 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCITP
7 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) SLA
2 7 (8.54%) QA
System Software
1 46 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 45 (54.88%) Hyper-V
3 15 (18.29%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (18.29%) XenApp
4 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (15.85%) Firmware
6 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.66%) Docker
7 3 (3.66%) vSphere
8 2 (2.44%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.22%) UAG
9 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (39.02%) SCCM
2 16 (19.51%) WSUS
3 14 (17.07%) SCOM
4 13 (15.85%) SCVMM
5 12 (14.63%) Failover Clustering
5 12 (14.63%) XenMobile
6 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.66%) Pacemaker
7 2 (2.44%) Grafana
7 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.22%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.22%) NetApp OnCommand
8 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.22%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (76.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.39%) VMware
3 19 (23.17%) Cisco
4 18 (21.95%) Citrix
5 15 (18.29%) Brocade
6 14 (17.07%) Arista
7 13 (15.85%) Emulex
8 12 (14.63%) NetApp
9 7 (8.54%) HP
9 7 (8.54%) Oracle
10 6 (7.32%) RedGate
11 5 (6.10%) 3PAR
11 5 (6.10%) Meraki
11 5 (6.10%) SAP
11 5 (6.10%) WatchGuard
12 3 (3.66%) F5
12 3 (3.66%) hybris
12 3 (3.66%) Sophos
12 3 (3.66%) Sybase
13 2 (2.44%) Veeam