Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 969 1008 952
Rank change year-on-year +39 -56 -109
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 189 192 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.07% 1.22% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 168 160 251
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £36,250 £33,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £43,875 £42,500
% change year-on-year -8.83% +3.24% +1.19%

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 17,612 15,736 17,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.42% 8.93% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14,021 12,714 14,276
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Top 14 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 August 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 +31 179 £47,500 -5.94% 16
UK excluding London +41 114 £40,000 -8.83% 8
London -10 70 £55,000 -6.78% 9
North of England +65 40 £39,000 -13.33% 3
South East +23 36 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire +50 22 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North West +34 18 £39,000 +4.00% 1
Midlands -7 16 £31,000 -26.30% 3
South West +11 15 £33,500 -21.18%
East Midlands +1 10 £31,000 -27.06% 1
West Midlands +15 6 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £24,500 -
East of England +15 2 £46,500 -15.45%
Scotland -12 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 180 (95.24%) Windows
2 147 (77.78%) Clustering
3 105 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 103 (54.50%) Windows Server
5 98 (51.85%) Microsoft
6 95 (50.26%) SQL Server
7 90 (47.62%) SQL
8 86 (45.50%) VMware
9 75 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 54 (28.57%) High Availability
11 52 (27.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 52 (27.51%) SAN
12 48 (25.40%) T-SQL
12 48 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 46 (24.34%) Finance
14 44 (23.28%) TCP/IP
15 43 (22.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 41 (21.69%) Disaster Recovery
17 40 (21.16%) MCSE
18 38 (20.11%) SCCM
19 37 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (19.58%) ITIL
19 37 (19.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 36 (19.05%) Data Centre
21 34 (17.99%) Performance Tuning
22 33 (17.46%) Citrix
22 33 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 32 (16.93%) DNS
23 32 (16.93%) SQL Server 2012

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 30 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 26 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (12.70%) IIS
4 20 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (7.94%) SharePoint
6 14 (7.41%) Site Server
7 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.65%) NetWeaver
8 5 (2.65%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.59%) CMS
10 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.06%) SAP EP
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (11.64%) Office 365
3 19 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (7.41%) IaaS
5 4 (2.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.12%) PaaS
6 2 (1.06%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.51%) SAN
2 44 (23.28%) TCP/IP
3 32 (16.93%) DNS
4 27 (14.29%) Internet
5 26 (13.76%) NAS
6 25 (13.23%) DHCP
7 13 (6.88%) Firewall
7 13 (6.88%) LAN
7 13 (6.88%) WAN
8 12 (6.35%) Wireless
9 8 (4.23%) Intranet
9 8 (4.23%) SSL
10 6 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (3.17%) iSCSI
10 6 (3.17%) VPN
11 4 (2.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (2.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.59%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (50.26%) SQL Server
2 52 (27.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (16.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (10.05%) Relational Database
7 15 (7.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (7.41%) SSDT
9 12 (6.35%) MySQL
10 10 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (4.23%) Oracle Database
11 8 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (3.70%) RDBMS
13 5 (2.65%) SAP HANA
13 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (2.12%) Redis
15 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
16 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.12%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.06%) MSI
3 2 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (24.34%) Finance
2 9 (4.76%) Marketing
3 7 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (2.12%) Electronics
4 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.59%) Banking
5 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.59%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) Advertising
6 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (31.22%) DBA
2 58 (30.69%) SQL DBA
3 47 (24.87%) SQL Server DBA
4 35 (18.52%) Administrator
5 23 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (11.64%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (8.47%) Consultant
8 16 (8.47%) Windows Administrator
8 16 (8.47%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 14 (7.41%) IT Engineer
10 13 (6.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.88%) Support Engineer
11 12 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
11 12 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) IT Support
12 8 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Senior Windows Administrator
12 8 (4.23%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.76%) .NET
2 8 (4.23%) WCF
2 8 (4.23%) Web Services
3 4 (2.12%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.06%) Kafka
5 1 (0.53%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 147 (77.78%) Clustering
2 36 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 30 (15.87%) Replication
4 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (6.88%) Management Information System
6 11 (5.82%) EMC VNX
7 9 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (3.17%) EMC VMAX
8 6 (3.17%) PKI
8 6 (3.17%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.12%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.06%) HACMP
10 2 (1.06%) NHS
10 2 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.53%) Fintech
11 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 180 (95.24%) Windows
2 103 (54.50%) Windows Server
3 75 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (15.87%) Linux
6 16 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (7.94%) Windows 10
8 12 (6.35%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.23%) Unix
9 8 (4.23%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.06%) CentOS
11 2 (1.06%) Debian
11 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.57%) High Availability
2 41 (21.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 37 (19.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (19.58%) ITIL
4 34 (17.99%) Performance Tuning
5 29 (15.34%) Patch Management
6 25 (13.23%) Capacity Planning
7 21 (11.11%) DevOps
8 20 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (10.05%) Change Control
9 19 (10.05%) Mentoring
10 18 (9.52%) Change Management
11 16 (8.47%) Virtual Environments
12 15 (7.94%) Network Load Balancing
13 14 (7.41%) ITIL V3
13 14 (7.41%) Migration
14 13 (6.88%) Information Security
15 12 (6.35%) Database Security
15 12 (6.35%) Service Management
15 12 (6.35%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 90 (47.62%) SQL
2 48 (25.40%) T-SQL
3 29 (15.34%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.65%) ABAP
4 5 (2.65%) Java
5 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) Python
6 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (22.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (21.16%) MCSE
3 22 (11.64%) MCSA
4 16 (8.47%) Degree
5 14 (7.41%) MCP
6 10 (5.29%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.12%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.59%) MCTS
8 3 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.06%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.53%) CCDA
10 1 (0.53%) CCNA
10 1 (0.53%) CCNP
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.59%) GDPR
2 3 (1.59%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 54 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (13.76%) vSphere
4 23 (12.17%) Hyper-V
5 17 (8.99%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.88%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (6.35%) Firmware
8 9 (4.76%) Terminal Services
9 8 (4.23%) Terminal Server
9 8 (4.23%) XenApp
10 5 (2.65%) BitLocker
10 5 (2.65%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.06%) Docker
11 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.06%) NFS
11 2 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (20.11%) SCCM
2 22 (11.64%) Failover Clustering
2 22 (11.64%) vCenter Server
3 16 (8.47%) SCOM
4 9 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 9 (4.76%) SCOrch
5 8 (4.23%) AirWatch
5 8 (4.23%) Foglight
5 8 (4.23%) WSUS
6 6 (3.17%) Simpana
7 3 (1.59%) Ansible
7 3 (1.59%) Puppet
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (1.06%) Control-M
8 2 (1.06%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.06%) Grafana
8 2 (1.06%) Graylog
9 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 98 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 86 (45.50%) VMware
3 33 (17.46%) Citrix
4 17 (8.99%) Cisco
4 17 (8.99%) Oracle
5 16 (8.47%) Red Hat
6 14 (7.41%) HP
7 12 (6.35%) EMC
8 10 (5.29%) CommVault
8 10 (5.29%) IBM
9 9 (4.76%) SAP
9 9 (4.76%) Veeam
10 8 (4.23%) Blue Coat
10 8 (4.23%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.23%) Symantec
11 7 (3.70%) NetApp
12 6 (3.17%) Brocade
12 6 (3.17%) F5
13 5 (2.65%) ServiceNow
14 4 (2.12%) RedGate