Period
to 21 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 639 972 993
Rank change year-on-year +333 +21 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 56 127 198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.70% 0.69% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 54 92 176
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £31,700 £36,300 £30,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -15.79% +13.10% -3.45%

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 8,052 18,323 17,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.29% 13.06% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,564 13,775 14,006
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £31,688
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Microsoft Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Clustering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Clustering.

Salary trend for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Clustering over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Clustering in the UK

Microsoft Clustering
Top 12 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 September 2020. 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 +306 55 £55,000 +10.00% 6
London +244 29 £64,713 +17.66% 3
UK excluding London +281 27 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Midlands +150 18 £35,000 -17.65% 2
West Midlands +120 16 £35,000 -12.50% 2
North of England +158 6 £50,000 - 1
North West +139 6 £50,000 +5.26%
Work from Home - 4 £46,250 -
East Midlands +95 2 £30,000 -40.00%
South East +195 1 £37,500 -21.05%
South West +134 1 £37,500 -
Scotland +100 1 £50,000 +13.64%

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 53 (94.64%) Windows
2 48 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 44 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 42 (75.00%) Azure
5 39 (69.64%) Windows Server
6 33 (58.93%) Hyper-V
7 32 (57.14%) Office 365
8 27 (48.21%) Clustering
9 25 (44.64%) DNS
9 25 (44.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (44.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 24 (42.86%) PowerShell
11 23 (41.07%) SQL Server
12 20 (35.71%) Migration
12 20 (35.71%) VMware
13 19 (33.93%) MS Exchange
14 18 (32.14%) SharePoint
14 18 (32.14%) SQL
14 18 (32.14%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (30.36%) MCSE
15 17 (30.36%) MCSA
15 17 (30.36%) Citrix
16 16 (28.57%) DHCP
16 16 (28.57%) IaaS
17 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (25.00%) Replication
18 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
19 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2019
20 12 (21.43%) Failover Clustering

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 19 (33.93%) MS Exchange
2 18 (32.14%) SharePoint
3 11 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (17.86%) IIS
5 6 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (7.14%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.79%) Ethereum
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Faxination
1 1 (1.79%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 42 (75.00%) Azure
2 32 (57.14%) Office 365
3 18 (32.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (28.57%) IaaS
5 10 (17.86%) PaaS
6 5 (8.93%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (44.64%) DNS
2 16 (28.57%) DHCP
3 11 (19.64%) Firewall
4 9 (16.07%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (16.07%) SAN
5 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 7 (12.50%) WAN
7 6 (10.71%) NetScaler
8 5 (8.93%) Internet
9 3 (5.36%) Skype
9 3 (5.36%) VLAN
9 3 (5.36%) VPN
10 1 (1.79%) LAN
10 1 (1.79%) MPLS
10 1 (1.79%) NAS
10 1 (1.79%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) Riak
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 7
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) GitLab
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) Consultant
4 9 (16.07%) DBA
4 9 (16.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) SQL DBA
6 7 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (8.93%) Production DBA
8 5 (8.93%) Professional Services Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Cloud Consultant
10 3 (5.36%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (48.21%) Clustering
2 14 (25.00%) Replication
3 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 6 (10.71%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (94.64%) Windows
2 39 (69.64%) Windows Server
3 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2019
5 10 (17.86%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.36%) Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.79%) Debian
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (35.71%) Migration
3 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (19.64%) ITIL
5 10 (17.86%) Presales
6 9 (16.07%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 8 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (14.29%) Server Management
7 8 (14.29%) Service Management
8 7 (12.50%) High Availability
8 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
8 7 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.71%) Change Control
9 6 (10.71%) Change Data Capture
9 6 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (10.71%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 18 (32.14%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (30.36%) MCSA
2 17 (30.36%) MCSE
3 9 (16.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (14.29%) Degree
5 6 (10.71%) MCT
6 1 (1.79%) CCNP
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.79%) MCITP
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 33 (58.93%) Hyper-V
3 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (19.64%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (17.86%) vSphere
5 10 (17.86%) XenApp
6 3 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.57%) Docker
8 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (17.86%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.79%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.79%) SCSM
5 1 (1.79%) Simpana
5 1 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (35.71%) VMware
3 17 (30.36%) Citrix
4 10 (17.86%) Cisco
4 10 (17.86%) Dell
5 6 (10.71%) Veeam
5 6 (10.71%) Zerto
6 3 (5.36%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.57%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.79%) Capita
8 1 (1.79%) CommVault
8 1 (1.79%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (1.79%) IDERA
8 1 (1.79%) Lotus
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy