Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 963 930 832
Rank change year-on-year -33 -98 -77
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 210 306 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.36% 1.84% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 179 225 397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +1.19% +9.09%

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 15466 16586 16830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.86% 8.67% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12634 13398 13583
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £31,075 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 -51 194 £50,000 - 4
London +26 102 £53,730 -2.31% 1
UK excluding London -39 99 £44,500 +4.71% 3
South East +18 31 £50,000 - 1
Midlands +35 30 £41,628 +8.12%
East Midlands +34 15 £27,500 -28.57%
West Midlands +10 15 £42,064 -32.70%
East of England +12 13 £55,000 +15.79% 1
North of England -48 12 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Scotland -5 7 £47,500 +31.94%
North West -27 7 £35,000 -22.22%
South West +14 6 £42,500 +17.24%
Yorkshire +1 5 £45,000 +20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Clustering.

1 191 (90.95%) Windows
2 182 (86.67%) Clustering
3 179 (85.24%) Microsoft
4 145 (69.05%) Active Directory
5 123 (58.57%) VMware
6 117 (55.71%) SQL Server
7 108 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 97 (46.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 95 (45.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 87 (41.43%) Windows Server
11 85 (40.48%) Hyper-V
12 81 (38.57%) SAN
13 80 (38.10%) SQL
14 72 (34.29%) VMware ESXi
15 68 (32.38%) HP
16 65 (30.95%) ITIL
16 65 (30.95%) DNS
17 63 (30.00%) High Availability
18 61 (29.05%) MS Exchange
19 60 (28.57%) PowerShell
20 57 (27.14%) Cisco
21 56 (26.67%) SCCM
22 53 (25.24%) Microsoft Certification
23 50 (23.81%) IIS
24 48 (22.86%) SCOM
24 48 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
25 47 (22.38%) DHCP
26 45 (21.43%) Linux
27 44 (20.95%) Replication
28 41 (19.52%) Citrix

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 61 (29.05%) MS Exchange
2 50 (23.81%) IIS
3 48 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (15.24%) SharePoint
5 17 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (7.14%) Skype for Business
7 14 (6.67%) Apache
8 12 (5.71%) Tomcat
9 11 (5.24%) NetWeaver
9 11 (5.24%) WebSphere
10 10 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.95%) JBoss
13 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.48%) Confluence
14 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.48%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (5.24%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (11.43%) Office 365
4 10 (4.76%) SaaS
5 7 (3.33%) IaaS
5 7 (3.33%) PaaS
6 4 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.43%) GitHub
8 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (38.57%) SAN
2 65 (30.95%) DNS
3 47 (22.38%) DHCP
4 39 (18.57%) TCP/IP
5 37 (17.62%) NAS
6 35 (16.67%) Firewall
7 27 (12.86%) VLAN
8 23 (10.95%) LAN
8 23 (10.95%) WAN
9 22 (10.48%) VPN
10 21 (10.00%) iSCSI
11 19 (9.05%) NetScaler
12 18 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (6.19%) Wireless
14 9 (4.29%) Skype
15 8 (3.81%) DMZ
16 7 (3.33%) SMTP
17 6 (2.86%) Kerberos
18 5 (2.38%) VoIP
19 4 (1.90%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (55.71%) SQL Server
2 35 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (6.19%) MySQL
5 13 (6.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (5.24%) SAP Data Services
7 11 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.81%) OLAP
9 7 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.38%) OLTP
11 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.43%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.95%) GCC
3 2 (0.95%) Maven
3 2 (0.95%) MSI
3 2 (0.95%) NuGet
3 2 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.48%) JIRA
4 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (13.81%) Finance
2 8 (3.81%) Banking
2 8 (3.81%) Law
3 6 (2.86%) Games
3 6 (2.86%) Retail
4 5 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (24.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (14.76%) DBA
3 25 (11.90%) Architect
3 25 (11.90%) SQL DBA
4 24 (11.43%) Analyst
5 23 (10.95%) IT Engineer
6 22 (10.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 22 (10.48%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (8.57%) Administrator
8 16 (7.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 16 (7.62%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.67%) Server Engineer
9 14 (6.67%) Support Engineer
10 13 (6.19%) Designer
10 13 (6.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (6.19%) SQL Server DBA
10 13 (6.19%) VMware Engineer
11 12 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.24%) LAMP
1 11 (5.24%) SAP Basis
2 9 (4.29%) WAP
3 6 (2.86%) Web Services
4 3 (1.43%) .NET
4 3 (1.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.43%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (1.43%) SAPUI5
5 2 (0.95%) JSON
5 2 (0.95%) REST
6 1 (0.48%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.48%) Middleware
6 1 (0.48%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 182 (86.67%) Clustering
2 44 (20.95%) Replication
3 16 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.71%) iPad
5 11 (5.24%) Data Centre
5 11 (5.24%) EMC VMAX
5 11 (5.24%) EMC VNX
5 11 (5.24%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.76%) Blackberry
7 9 (4.29%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.43%) PKI
9 3 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.95%) iSeries
10 2 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.48%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 191 (90.95%) Windows
2 97 (46.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 95 (45.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (41.43%) Windows Server
5 45 (21.43%) Linux
6 27 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.33%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.38%) Unix
9 5 (2.38%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.43%) CentOS
10 3 (1.43%) Solaris
10 3 (1.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (30.95%) ITIL
2 63 (30.00%) High Availability
3 40 (19.05%) Change Management
4 37 (17.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 32 (15.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 28 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 26 (12.38%) Mentoring
9 25 (11.90%) Load Balancing
10 23 (10.95%) Capacity Management
11 22 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
12 21 (10.00%) Project Management
13 20 (9.52%) ITIL V3
14 18 (8.57%) DevOps
14 18 (8.57%) Virtual Environments
15 17 (8.10%) IT Strategy
16 15 (7.14%) Service Management
16 15 (7.14%) Workload Management
17 14 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 80 (38.10%) SQL
2 60 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 30 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 19 (9.05%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.71%) C
6 11 (5.24%) VBScript
7 10 (4.76%) AWK
7 10 (4.76%) sed
8 8 (3.81%) Python
9 5 (2.38%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.43%) Perl
10 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.95%) Ruby
12 1 (0.48%) ABAP
12 1 (0.48%) Java
12 1 (0.48%) PHP
12 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (25.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (17.14%) MCSE
3 24 (11.43%) MCSA
4 23 (10.95%) CCNA
4 23 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (8.10%) Degree
6 16 (7.62%) CCNP
7 12 (5.71%) MCDBA
8 7 (3.33%) MCITP
9 5 (2.38%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.95%) MCP
12 1 (0.48%) CCDA
12 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.48%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.71%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.81%) SLA
3 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (1.90%) PMO
4 3 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 145 (69.05%) Active Directory
2 108 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (40.48%) Hyper-V
4 72 (34.29%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (14.29%) XenApp
6 21 (10.00%) vSphere
7 18 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (7.62%) XenDesktop
9 14 (6.67%) NFS
10 10 (4.76%) Firmware
11 9 (4.29%) UAG
12 6 (2.86%) ISA Server
13 5 (2.38%) XenServer
14 3 (1.43%) Docker
15 2 (0.95%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 1 (0.48%) GlusterFS
16 1 (0.48%) OpenSIPS
16 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 56 (26.67%) SCCM
2 48 (22.86%) SCOM
3 26 (12.38%) Failover Clustering
4 19 (9.05%) SCOrch
5 18 (8.57%) vCenter Server
6 17 (8.10%) Simpana
6 17 (8.10%) WSUS
7 16 (7.62%) vMotion
8 11 (5.24%) Backup Exec
9 10 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (3.81%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (3.33%) HP SIM
13 6 (2.86%) Ansible
13 6 (2.86%) Puppet
14 5 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (1.90%) DatAdvantage
15 4 (1.90%) OpenView
16 3 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
16 3 (1.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 179 (85.24%) Microsoft
2 123 (58.57%) VMware
3 68 (32.38%) HP
4 57 (27.14%) Cisco
5 41 (19.52%) Citrix
6 22 (10.48%) IBM
6 22 (10.48%) NetApp
7 21 (10.00%) CommVault
8 20 (9.52%) Dell
9 17 (8.10%) Oracle
10 15 (7.14%) Red Hat
11 14 (6.67%) EMC
12 12 (5.71%) F5
12 12 (5.71%) SAP
13 11 (5.24%) OpenText
13 11 (5.24%) Symantec
14 10 (4.76%) AppSense
15 9 (4.29%) 3PAR
16 8 (3.81%) SolarWinds
17 6 (2.86%) CheckPoint