Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1013 928 926
Rank change year-on-year -85 -2 -185
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 181 251 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.13% 1.66% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 157 188 318
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,350 £35,350 £35,175
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year -12.94% -2.30% +4.82%

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 16,010 15,140 16,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.19% 8.67% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12,893 12,264 13,835
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% +4.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +6.17%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -71 165 £45,000 -18.18% 17
UK excluding London +2 130 £37,000 -12.94% 13
South East +8 54 £50,000 - 3
London -57 46 £53,730 -23.24% 5
North of England +14 30 £35,000 -15.15% 5
Midlands +8 26 £33,500 -16.25% 3
Yorkshire +24 16 £35,000 -22.22% 1
East Midlands +19 14 £27,500 -31.25% 2
North West -9 14 £30,000 -29.41% 4
West Midlands +19 12 £33,500 -10.67% 1
South West -5 6 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Northern Ireland -20 6 £24,500 - 1
Scotland -30 5 £47,500 +7.34%
East of England -2 3 £55,000 +15.79%

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 162 (89.50%) Clustering
2 154 (85.08%) Windows
3 140 (77.35%) Microsoft
4 132 (72.93%) Active Directory
5 124 (68.51%) SQL Server
6 87 (48.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (45.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 82 (45.30%) VMware
9 73 (40.33%) Hyper-V
10 72 (39.78%) SAN
11 69 (38.12%) SQL
12 64 (35.36%) HP
13 60 (33.15%) Windows Server
14 53 (29.28%) High Availability
15 51 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 49 (27.07%) SCCM
16 49 (27.07%) Microsoft Certification
17 48 (26.52%) ITIL
17 48 (26.52%) Finance
18 47 (25.97%) IIS
19 43 (23.76%) SCOM
20 41 (22.65%) MCSE
20 41 (22.65%) TCP/IP
20 41 (22.65%) MS Exchange
21 40 (22.10%) SharePoint
21 40 (22.10%) Cisco
22 39 (21.55%) SQL Server 2008
22 39 (21.55%) IT Strategy
23 37 (20.44%) Mentoring
24 36 (19.89%) vSphere

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 47 (25.97%) IIS
2 41 (22.65%) MS Exchange
3 40 (22.10%) SharePoint
4 28 (15.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (8.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (7.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (6.63%) NetWeaver
8 11 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.31%) CMS
9 6 (3.31%) Skype for Business
10 5 (2.76%) Apache
11 3 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.55%) Confluence
13 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.55%) JBoss
13 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.10%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (7.73%) Office 365
4 5 (2.76%) SaaS
5 4 (2.21%) IaaS
5 4 (2.21%) PaaS
6 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.10%) GitHub
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (39.78%) SAN
2 41 (22.65%) TCP/IP
3 22 (12.15%) LAN
4 20 (11.05%) DNS
5 18 (9.94%) DHCP
5 18 (9.94%) WAN
6 17 (9.39%) VoIP
7 14 (7.73%) Skype
7 14 (7.73%) Wireless
8 12 (6.63%) NAS
9 11 (6.08%) Kerberos
10 10 (5.52%) Firewall
11 8 (4.42%) NetScaler
11 8 (4.42%) VLAN
12 6 (3.31%) BIG-IP
12 6 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.31%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (3.31%) VPN
13 5 (2.76%) Ethernet
13 5 (2.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (68.51%) SQL Server
2 39 (21.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (6.63%) Oracle Database
6 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (5.52%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.76%) MySQL
8 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.66%) OLAP
10 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.55%) GCC
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) Maven
2 1 (0.55%) MSI
2 1 (0.55%) NuGet
2 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (26.52%) Finance
2 17 (9.39%) Retail
3 10 (5.52%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.52%) Publishing
4 7 (3.87%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.31%) Banking
6 4 (2.21%) Games
7 3 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Automotive
8 1 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (18.23%) Architect
2 28 (15.47%) Technical Architect
3 24 (13.26%) DBA
3 24 (13.26%) Systems Engineer
4 23 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (11.60%) SQL DBA
5 21 (11.60%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Administrator
6 16 (8.84%) Analyst
7 15 (8.29%) Consultant
8 14 (7.73%) Active Directory Architect
8 14 (7.73%) Enterprise Architect
8 14 (7.73%) Enterprise Technical Architect
9 13 (7.18%) SQL Server DBA
10 12 (6.63%) SAP Basis Consultant
10 12 (6.63%) SAP Consultant
11 11 (6.08%) Designer
11 11 (6.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (5.52%) IT Engineer
12 10 (5.52%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.63%) SAP Basis
2 5 (2.76%) .NET
2 5 (2.76%) Web Services
3 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.66%) LDAP
5 2 (1.10%) LAMP
5 2 (1.10%) WAP
6 1 (0.55%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.55%) JSON
6 1 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 162 (89.50%) Clustering
2 29 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (9.94%) Replication
4 14 (7.73%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.52%) EMC VNX
6 9 (4.97%) EMC VMAX
7 8 (4.42%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.76%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (2.21%) PKI
9 4 (2.21%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.10%) NHS
12 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.55%) iSeries
12 1 (0.55%) Life Science
12 1 (0.55%) PMI
12 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (85.08%) Windows
2 87 (48.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (45.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (33.15%) Windows Server
5 32 (17.68%) Linux
6 17 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (7.73%) Unix
8 12 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.42%) Windows 10
10 6 (3.31%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.21%) CentOS
12 3 (1.66%) Solaris
13 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.55%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.28%) High Availability
2 48 (26.52%) ITIL
3 39 (21.55%) IT Strategy
4 37 (20.44%) Mentoring
5 31 (17.13%) Performance Tuning
6 30 (16.57%) Configuration Management
7 26 (14.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (13.81%) Load Balancing
9 24 (13.26%) PRINCE2
10 23 (12.71%) TOGAF
11 22 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (12.15%) Network Load Balancing
12 20 (11.05%) Capacity Planning
12 20 (11.05%) DevOps
13 19 (10.50%) Change Management
14 18 (9.94%) Capacity Management
15 17 (9.39%) Data Management
15 17 (9.39%) Workload Management
16 15 (8.29%) Root Cause Analysis
17 14 (7.73%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.12%) SQL
2 28 (15.47%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.05%) T-SQL
4 11 (6.08%) Bash Shell
4 11 (6.08%) Java
5 10 (5.52%) ABAP
6 6 (3.31%) Python
7 3 (1.66%) Perl
7 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.66%) VB
8 2 (1.10%) C
8 2 (1.10%) PHP
8 2 (1.10%) VBScript
9 1 (0.55%) AWK
9 1 (0.55%) C#
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.55%) sed
Qualifications
1 49 (27.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (22.65%) MCSE
3 34 (18.78%) CCNA
3 34 (18.78%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (8.84%) Degree
5 13 (7.18%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.63%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.42%) MCDBA
7 8 (4.42%) MCSA
8 5 (2.76%) CCNP
8 5 (2.76%) MCITP
8 5 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.66%) CCA
9 3 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.55%) CCDA
10 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.55%) MCP
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (2.21%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) SLA
3 3 (1.66%) PMO
4 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (72.93%) Active Directory
2 73 (40.33%) Hyper-V
3 51 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (19.89%) vSphere
5 34 (18.78%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (16.02%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (9.39%) XenApp
8 11 (6.08%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.66%) Docker
9 3 (1.66%) Firmware
10 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.10%) UAG
10 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.55%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.55%) NFS
11 1 (0.55%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (27.07%) SCCM
2 43 (23.76%) SCOM
3 32 (17.68%) Failover Clustering
4 21 (11.60%) SCOrch
5 20 (11.05%) Simpana
6 12 (6.63%) vCenter Server
7 11 (6.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (3.31%) WSUS
9 4 (2.21%) Ansible
10 3 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.10%) Data Guard
11 2 (1.10%) DatAdvantage
11 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (1.10%) Puppet
12 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 140 (77.35%) Microsoft
2 82 (45.30%) VMware
3 64 (35.36%) HP
4 40 (22.10%) Cisco
5 33 (18.23%) 3PAR
6 27 (14.92%) Citrix
7 23 (12.71%) CommVault
8 22 (12.15%) F5
9 17 (9.39%) Red Hat
10 16 (8.84%) Oracle
11 14 (7.73%) EMC
12 13 (7.18%) SAP
13 8 (4.42%) Ivanti
13 8 (4.42%) NetApp
14 6 (3.31%) IBM
15 5 (2.76%) Dell
15 5 (2.76%) SolarWinds
16 4 (2.21%) CheckPoint
16 4 (2.21%) Juniper
17 3 (1.66%) Symantec