Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 964 973 939
Rank change year-on-year +9 -34 -107
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 181 207 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.04% 1.32% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 149 174 217
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £34,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,250 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.43% +2.94% +2.41%

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 17,367 15,670 16,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.55% 9.01% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13,785 12,790 13,755
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% 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 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Top 16 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 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 +11 170 £50,000 - 25
UK excluding London +29 109 £42,250 -3.43% 22
London +7 68 £60,000 +10.09% 5
South East +21 43 £47,500 -2.56% 10
North of England +47 33 £39,250 +8.28% 9
Yorkshire +44 16 £35,000 -22.22% 4
North West +15 16 £39,250 +16.30% 3
South West +8 12 £34,000 -20.00%
Midlands +1 12 £31,000 -24.05% 1
East Midlands -7 11 £31,000 +12.73% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
East of England +6 2 £46,500 -15.45%
Wales +6 2 £30,000 -11.76% 1
West Midlands +12 1 - -
Scotland -9 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £43,028 - 2

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 (96.69%) Windows
2 146 (80.66%) Clustering
3 107 (59.12%) SQL Server
4 102 (56.35%) Windows Server
5 100 (55.25%) Active Directory
6 95 (52.49%) Microsoft
7 87 (48.07%) SQL
8 81 (44.75%) VMware
9 69 (38.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (29.83%) High Availability
11 50 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 49 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 48 (26.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 46 (25.41%) SAN
15 43 (23.76%) T-SQL
16 42 (23.20%) DNS
16 42 (23.20%) Finance
17 41 (22.65%) PowerShell
17 41 (22.65%) Microsoft Azure
18 39 (21.55%) Disaster Recovery
19 37 (20.44%) Linux
20 36 (19.89%) ITIL
20 36 (19.89%) SQL Server 2008
21 35 (19.34%) SQL Server 2012
22 34 (18.78%) SCCM
23 33 (18.23%) TCP/IP
23 33 (18.23%) Data Centre
24 32 (17.68%) Citrix
24 32 (17.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 29 (16.02%) Hyper-V

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 23 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.60%) IIS
3 18 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.73%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.31%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.76%) NetWeaver
8 4 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.10%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.55%) Apache
11 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.55%) Site Server
Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 41 (22.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.50%) IaaS
3 16 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (8.84%) Office 365
4 5 (2.76%) PaaS
4 5 (2.76%) SaaS
5 4 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.55%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.41%) SAN
2 42 (23.20%) DNS
3 33 (18.23%) TCP/IP
4 27 (14.92%) DHCP
5 20 (11.05%) Internet
6 18 (9.94%) NAS
7 13 (7.18%) Firewall
7 13 (7.18%) LAN
8 12 (6.63%) WAN
9 10 (5.52%) Wireless
10 9 (4.97%) SSL
11 7 (3.87%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (3.87%) Intranet
11 7 (3.87%) iSCSI
12 6 (3.31%) VPN
13 5 (2.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (2.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (1.66%) Skype
14 3 (1.66%) Unified Communications
15 2 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (59.12%) SQL Server
2 48 (26.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (19.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (19.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (17.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (11.05%) MySQL
7 17 (9.39%) Relational Database
8 15 (8.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (7.18%) SSDT
10 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (4.42%) Oracle Database
11 8 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (3.87%) RDBMS
13 5 (2.76%) SAP HANA
14 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (2.21%) Power BI
14 4 (2.21%) Redis
15 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.76%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.10%) MSI
4 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 42 (23.20%) Finance
2 9 (4.97%) Marketing
2 9 (4.97%) Retail
3 6 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.66%) Advertising
5 3 (1.66%) Electronics
5 3 (1.66%) Publishing
6 2 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (33.15%) DBA
2 59 (32.60%) SQL DBA
3 44 (24.31%) SQL Server DBA
4 35 (19.34%) Administrator
5 23 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (7.18%) IT Engineer
7 13 (7.18%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Consultant
8 12 (6.63%) Support Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Windows Administrator
8 12 (6.63%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.52%) Technical Consultant
10 9 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.97%) Infrastructure Support
10 9 (4.97%) Senior DBA
10 9 (4.97%) Senior SQL DBA
11 7 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.08%) .NET
2 7 (3.87%) WCF
2 7 (3.87%) Web Services
3 4 (2.21%) SAP Basis
4 3 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.66%) Kafka
5 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.55%) CGI
6 1 (0.55%) LDAP
6 1 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 146 (80.66%) Clustering
2 33 (18.23%) Data Centre
3 28 (15.47%) Replication
4 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.52%) EMC VNX
5 10 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (4.97%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.31%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (3.31%) PKI
8 5 (2.76%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.10%) HACMP
10 2 (1.10%) NHS
11 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 175 (96.69%) Windows
2 102 (56.35%) Windows Server
3 69 (38.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (20.44%) Linux
6 22 (12.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.08%) Windows 10
7 11 (6.08%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.87%) Unix
8 7 (3.87%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) CentOS
10 1 (0.55%) Debian
10 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.83%) High Availability
2 39 (21.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 36 (19.89%) ITIL
4 27 (14.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (14.36%) Performance Tuning
6 25 (13.81%) Capacity Planning
6 25 (13.81%) DevOps
7 22 (12.15%) Patch Management
8 20 (11.05%) Migration
9 19 (10.50%) Change Management
10 18 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (8.29%) Change Control
11 15 (8.29%) Mentoring
12 14 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (7.73%) Network Load Balancing
12 14 (7.73%) Problem Management
13 11 (6.08%) Business Continuity
13 11 (6.08%) ITIL V3
14 10 (5.52%) ETL
14 10 (5.52%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 87 (48.07%) SQL
2 43 (23.76%) T-SQL
3 41 (22.65%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.76%) ABAP
4 5 (2.76%) Java
5 4 (2.21%) Python
5 4 (2.21%) VB
6 2 (1.10%) C#
7 1 (0.55%) C
7 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (9.94%) MCSE
3 12 (6.63%) Degree
4 10 (5.52%) MCSA
5 9 (4.97%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.66%) MCTS
8 3 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.10%) MCP
10 1 (0.55%) CCDA
10 1 (0.55%) CCNA
10 1 (0.55%) CCNP
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.55%) MCITP
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) PMO
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 100 (55.25%) Active Directory
2 50 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (16.02%) Hyper-V
4 18 (9.94%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (8.29%) vSphere
6 14 (7.73%) XenApp
7 11 (6.08%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (4.97%) Terminal Services
8 9 (4.97%) XenDesktop
9 7 (3.87%) Terminal Server
10 6 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.76%) Firmware
12 3 (1.66%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.66%) Docker
13 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
13 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.55%) NFS
14 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (18.78%) SCCM
2 27 (14.92%) SCOM
3 23 (12.71%) Failover Clustering
4 17 (9.39%) vCenter Server
5 12 (6.63%) SCOrch
6 11 (6.08%) WSUS
7 10 (5.52%) AirWatch
8 9 (4.97%) Foglight
9 8 (4.42%) NetBackup
10 7 (3.87%) Ansible
11 6 (3.31%) Simpana
12 4 (2.21%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (2.21%) Puppet
12 4 (2.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (1.66%) Grafana
13 3 (1.66%) Graylog
13 3 (1.66%) SQL Sentry
14 2 (1.10%) Control-M
14 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 95 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 81 (44.75%) VMware
3 32 (17.68%) Citrix
4 22 (12.15%) Red Hat
5 21 (11.60%) Oracle
6 18 (9.94%) Cisco
6 18 (9.94%) HP
7 12 (6.63%) EMC
8 11 (6.08%) CommVault
9 10 (5.52%) IBM
10 9 (4.97%) Blue Coat
10 9 (4.97%) Brocade
10 9 (4.97%) F5
10 9 (4.97%) NetApp
10 9 (4.97%) SAP
10 9 (4.97%) SolarWinds
10 9 (4.97%) Symantec
10 9 (4.97%) Veritas
11 7 (3.87%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (2.76%) TippingPoint