Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 915 1019 941
Rank change year-on-year +104 -78 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 181 182 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 1.11% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 134 159 192
UK median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.44% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,750 £35,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,028 £36,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +19.52% -15.29% -2.86%

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 17,267 16,412 15,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.41% 9.31% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13,495 13,225 12,532
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,635 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.24% +2.20% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +87 171 £52,500 +16.67% 37
UK excluding London +41 91 £43,028 +19.52% 28
London +67 82 £65,000 +20.98% 11
South East +13 31 £47,500 -5.00% 12
North of England +50 23 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Midlands +32 23 £42,500 +26.87% 5
North West +21 18 £36,500 +21.67% 5
West Midlands +43 14 £41,250 +23.13% 2
East Midlands +30 9 £42,500 +54.55% 3
Scotland +10 5 - - 2
South West +8 4 £61,558 +89.41%
Yorkshire +22 3 £47,000 +34.29% 2
East of England +53 2 £50,000 -4.76% 1
North East - 2 £46,255 - 1
Wales - 2 £30,000 -
Northern Ireland -20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 172 (95.03%) Windows
2 158 (87.29%) Clustering
3 131 (72.38%) Microsoft
4 112 (61.88%) Active Directory
5 101 (55.80%) Windows Server
6 100 (55.25%) SQL Server
7 95 (52.49%) VMware
8 74 (40.88%) PowerShell
9 73 (40.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 71 (39.23%) SQL
11 68 (37.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 66 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 61 (33.70%) Hyper-V
14 60 (33.15%) ITIL
15 57 (31.49%) DNS
16 53 (29.28%) SAN
17 49 (27.07%) SCCM
18 46 (25.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 42 (23.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 41 (22.65%) Data Centre
21 40 (22.10%) SCOM
22 39 (21.55%) Disaster Recovery
22 39 (21.55%) High Availability
23 38 (20.99%) SQL Server 2008
24 37 (20.44%) Finance
24 37 (20.44%) HP
24 37 (20.44%) Linux
25 36 (19.89%) Microsoft Azure
26 33 (18.23%) Microsoft Certification
27 32 (17.68%) 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 23 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.84%) IIS
3 10 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.87%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.21%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.10%) nginx
9 1 (0.55%) Apache
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (19.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (9.94%) SaaS
3 17 (9.39%) IaaS
4 15 (8.29%) PaaS
5 14 (7.73%) Office 365
6 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (31.49%) DNS
2 53 (29.28%) SAN
3 25 (13.81%) DHCP
3 25 (13.81%) TCP/IP
4 17 (9.39%) Firewall
4 17 (9.39%) NAS
5 12 (6.63%) iSCSI
5 12 (6.63%) LAN
6 11 (6.08%) VPN
6 11 (6.08%) WAN
7 8 (4.42%) VLAN
8 6 (3.31%) DDNS
8 6 (3.31%) Internet
8 6 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (2.76%) SSL
9 5 (2.76%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.21%) MPLS
10 4 (2.21%) PBX
10 4 (2.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (55.25%) SQL Server
2 46 (25.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (23.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (20.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (15.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (15.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 21 (11.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (9.94%) MySQL
8 13 (7.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 13 (7.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (5.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (4.97%) SSDT
11 7 (3.87%) Power BI
12 6 (3.31%) DB2
12 6 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (3.31%) RDBMS
12 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
13 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
14 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) MSI
3 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.55%) WiX
General
1 37 (20.44%) Finance
2 7 (3.87%) Advertising
3 6 (3.31%) Billing
4 4 (2.21%) Banking
4 4 (2.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.66%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Military
6 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (30.94%) DBA
2 53 (29.28%) SQL DBA
3 33 (18.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (17.68%) Administrator
5 27 (14.92%) SQL Server DBA
6 19 (10.50%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (7.73%) Senior DBA
7 14 (7.73%) Senior SQL DBA
7 14 (7.73%) Server Specialist
7 14 (7.73%) Windows Server Specialist
7 14 (7.73%) Windows Specialist
8 13 (7.18%) PowerShell Specialist
8 13 (7.18%) SCCM Specialist
9 12 (6.63%) Architect
9 12 (6.63%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (5.52%) Analyst
10 10 (5.52%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (4.42%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.76%) LDAP
2 4 (2.21%) .NET
3 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.10%) Kafka
4 1 (0.55%) CGI
4 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 158 (87.29%) Clustering
2 41 (22.65%) Data Centre
3 23 (12.71%) Replication
4 14 (7.73%) EMC VNX
4 14 (7.73%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (5.52%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.97%) PKI
7 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.87%) HP Storage
9 6 (3.31%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.76%) Fat Client
10 5 (2.76%) Fintech
10 5 (2.76%) Thin Client
11 4 (2.21%) EMC VMAX
12 2 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.55%) NHS
13 1 (0.55%) Renewable Energy
13 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 172 (95.03%) Windows
2 101 (55.80%) Windows Server
3 73 (40.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (37.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (20.44%) Linux
6 13 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.87%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.55%) CentOS
8 1 (0.55%) Debian
8 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.55%) Unix
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (33.15%) ITIL
2 39 (21.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 39 (21.55%) High Availability
3 32 (17.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.02%) Problem Management
5 28 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (14.92%) Change Control
6 27 (14.92%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (13.26%) Change Management
8 20 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (11.05%) DevOps
8 20 (11.05%) Service Management
9 18 (9.94%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (8.29%) Storage Management
11 14 (7.73%) Database Mirroring
12 12 (6.63%) Migration
13 11 (6.08%) Computer Science
13 11 (6.08%) Configuration Management
13 11 (6.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (40.88%) PowerShell
2 71 (39.23%) SQL
3 31 (17.13%) T-SQL
4 11 (6.08%) VB
5 6 (3.31%) VBScript
6 5 (2.76%) C
7 4 (2.21%) Python
8 3 (1.66%) C#
9 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (18.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (9.39%) MCSA
3 15 (8.29%) MCSE
4 14 (7.73%) Degree
5 11 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (6.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (4.42%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (3.31%) MCDBA
9 4 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.21%) MCITP
10 3 (1.66%) MCP
11 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.57%) SLA
2 7 (3.87%) PMO
3 5 (2.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 112 (61.88%) Active Directory
2 66 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (33.70%) Hyper-V
4 32 (17.68%) XenApp
5 29 (16.02%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (12.71%) XenDesktop
7 20 (11.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (7.18%) DFS Replication
9 8 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (3.87%) vSphere
11 4 (2.21%) Docker
11 4 (2.21%) NFS
11 4 (2.21%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (27.07%) SCCM
2 40 (22.10%) SCOM
3 18 (9.94%) Failover Clustering
4 17 (9.39%) WSUS
5 14 (7.73%) Ansible
5 14 (7.73%) vCenter Server
6 13 (7.18%) IBM BigFix
7 9 (4.97%) Kubernetes
7 9 (4.97%) Puppet
7 9 (4.97%) SCOrch
8 7 (3.87%) SQL Sentry
9 5 (2.76%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (2.76%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.76%) vMotion
10 4 (2.21%) Backup Exec
10 4 (2.21%) Simpana
11 3 (1.66%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.66%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 131 (72.38%) Microsoft
2 95 (52.49%) VMware
3 37 (20.44%) HP
4 32 (17.68%) Citrix
5 22 (12.15%) Cisco
5 22 (12.15%) EMC
6 19 (10.50%) Dell
6 19 (10.50%) IBM
7 18 (9.94%) Oracle
8 17 (9.39%) Veritas
9 15 (8.29%) NetApp
10 13 (7.18%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.42%) Wyse
12 7 (3.87%) CommVault
12 7 (3.87%) RedGate
12 7 (3.87%) Veeam
13 6 (3.31%) Brocade
13 6 (3.31%) EqualLogic
14 5 (2.76%) BMC
14 5 (2.76%) Symantec