Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Clustering
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 957 1008 941
Rank change year-on-year +51 -67 -56
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Clustering 187 210 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 1.31% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 136 184 217
UK median annual salary £49,241 £45,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% -9.50% -
10th Percentile £31,375 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,025 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +1.63%

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 17,756 16,076 16,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.15% 9.02% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,987 13,169 13,298
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 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 +52 176 £49,482 +6.99% 25
UK excluding London +36 110 £42,500 -1.16% 17
London +37 66 £65,000 +20.98% 8
South East +21 38 £49,000 -2.00% 4
North of England +46 34 £39,000 +11.43% 4
North West +29 20 £39,000 +30.00% 4
Midlands +16 18 £37,500 - 6
South West +28 13 £33,500 -10.67% 3
Yorkshire +43 12 £28,500 -18.57%
West Midlands +40 10 £45,000 +8.10% 4
East Midlands +13 8 £31,750 +15.45% 2
Scotland -10 2 - -
Northern Ireland -13 2 - -
North East - 2 £46,255 -
Wales - 2 £30,000 -
East of England +18 1 £45,000 -18.18%

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 177 (94.65%) Windows
2 161 (86.10%) Clustering
3 114 (60.96%) Microsoft
4 111 (59.36%) Active Directory
5 109 (58.29%) Windows Server
6 97 (51.87%) SQL Server
6 97 (51.87%) VMware
7 80 (42.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (35.29%) PowerShell
9 65 (34.76%) SQL
10 64 (34.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 56 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 55 (29.41%) DNS
13 53 (28.34%) Hyper-V
14 52 (27.81%) ITIL
15 49 (26.20%) SAN
16 46 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
17 45 (24.06%) Data Centre
17 45 (24.06%) Finance
18 42 (22.46%) High Availability
19 41 (21.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 39 (20.86%) Linux
21 38 (20.32%) SCCM
22 37 (19.79%) Citrix
23 36 (19.25%) Disaster Recovery
23 36 (19.25%) SQL Server 2008
23 36 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 35 (18.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 32 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
26 31 (16.58%) Agile Software Development

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 29 (15.51%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.09%) IIS
3 15 (8.02%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.21%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.67%) NetWeaver
9 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.07%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.53%) Apache
11 1 (0.53%) nginx
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (12.30%) IaaS
3 13 (6.95%) SaaS
4 12 (6.42%) PaaS
5 11 (5.88%) Office 365
6 8 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 55 (29.41%) DNS
2 49 (26.20%) SAN
3 28 (14.97%) TCP/IP
4 23 (12.30%) DHCP
5 18 (9.63%) NAS
6 16 (8.56%) LAN
7 15 (8.02%) WAN
8 14 (7.49%) Firewall
9 9 (4.81%) SSL
9 9 (4.81%) VPN
10 8 (4.28%) DDNS
10 8 (4.28%) Internet
10 8 (4.28%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (3.74%) iSCSI
11 7 (3.74%) Wireless
12 5 (2.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (2.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (2.67%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (51.87%) SQL Server
2 41 (21.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (19.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (18.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (16.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (11.23%) MySQL
7 19 (10.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (8.02%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (8.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (6.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (5.35%) SSDT
11 9 (4.81%) RDBMS
11 9 (4.81%) Relational Database
11 9 (4.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (3.74%) Oracle Database
13 6 (3.21%) DB2
13 6 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (2.67%) SAP HANA
15 4 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.67%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.07%) MSI
General
1 45 (24.06%) Finance
2 11 (5.88%) Retail
3 7 (3.74%) Marketing
4 6 (3.21%) Billing
5 5 (2.67%) Advertising
5 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.60%) Publishing
6 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.07%) Banking
7 2 (1.07%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (27.81%) DBA
2 50 (26.74%) SQL DBA
3 44 (23.53%) Administrator
4 36 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (17.11%) SQL Server DBA
6 16 (8.56%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (8.02%) Senior DBA
7 15 (8.02%) Senior SQL DBA
7 15 (8.02%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (6.95%) Windows Administrator
9 12 (6.42%) Server Specialist
9 12 (6.42%) Windows Engineer
9 12 (6.42%) Windows Server Specialist
9 12 (6.42%) Windows Specialist
9 12 (6.42%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 11 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
10 11 (5.88%) PowerShell Specialist
10 11 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
11 10 (5.35%) Architect
12 9 (4.81%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.21%) .NET
2 4 (2.14%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.14%) Kafka
2 4 (2.14%) LDAP
2 4 (2.14%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.07%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.07%) WCF
3 2 (1.07%) Web Services
4 1 (0.53%) CGI
4 1 (0.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 161 (86.10%) Clustering
2 45 (24.06%) Data Centre
3 18 (9.63%) Replication
4 13 (6.95%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (5.88%) PKI
7 10 (5.35%) Management Information System
8 8 (4.28%) EMC VNX
9 7 (3.74%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.60%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.60%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.60%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.07%) HACMP
11 2 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.07%) NHS
12 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 177 (94.65%) Windows
2 109 (58.29%) Windows Server
3 80 (42.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (34.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (20.86%) Linux
6 15 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.74%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.21%) Unix
10 5 (2.67%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.14%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.07%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.53%) CentOS
13 1 (0.53%) Debian
13 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.81%) ITIL
2 42 (22.46%) High Availability
3 36 (19.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 36 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (15.51%) Problem Management
6 28 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (12.83%) Change Management
8 22 (11.76%) Change Control
8 22 (11.76%) DevOps
9 20 (10.70%) Migration
10 18 (9.63%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (7.49%) Service Delivery
14 13 (6.95%) Patch Management
14 13 (6.95%) Project Management
15 12 (6.42%) Service Management
15 12 (6.42%) Storage Management
16 11 (5.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 65 (34.76%) SQL
3 27 (14.44%) T-SQL
4 12 (6.42%) VB
5 5 (2.67%) ABAP
5 5 (2.67%) Java
6 4 (2.14%) Python
7 3 (1.60%) VBScript
8 2 (1.07%) C#
9 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.02%) MCSA
2 15 (8.02%) MCSE
3 14 (7.49%) Degree
4 11 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.35%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.74%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.21%) MCDBA
8 5 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.60%) MCITP
9 3 (1.60%) MCTS
10 2 (1.07%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.07%) MCP
11 1 (0.53%) CCDA
11 1 (0.53%) CCNA
11 1 (0.53%) CCNP
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.37%) SLA
2 8 (4.28%) PMO
3 4 (2.14%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (59.36%) Active Directory
2 56 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (28.34%) Hyper-V
4 25 (13.37%) XenApp
5 21 (11.23%) XenDesktop
6 18 (9.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (5.88%) DFS Replication
9 9 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (4.81%) vSphere
10 6 (3.21%) Terminal Services
11 5 (2.67%) Docker
12 3 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.07%) BitLocker
13 2 (1.07%) Terminal Server
13 2 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.53%) Firmware
14 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (20.32%) SCCM
2 29 (15.51%) SCOM
3 23 (12.30%) Failover Clustering
4 18 (9.63%) vCenter Server
5 16 (8.56%) WSUS
6 13 (6.95%) Ansible
7 11 (5.88%) IBM BigFix
8 10 (5.35%) AirWatch
8 10 (5.35%) Puppet
9 9 (4.81%) SCOrch
10 7 (3.74%) NetBackup
11 6 (3.21%) Kubernetes
12 5 (2.67%) Foglight
13 4 (2.14%) Grafana
13 4 (2.14%) Graylog
13 4 (2.14%) SQL Sentry
13 4 (2.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (1.60%) BladeLogic
15 2 (1.07%) Control-M
15 2 (1.07%) Simpana
Vendors
1 114 (60.96%) Microsoft
2 97 (51.87%) VMware
3 37 (19.79%) Citrix
4 28 (14.97%) HP
5 23 (12.30%) Oracle
6 21 (11.23%) Cisco
7 20 (10.70%) IBM
8 17 (9.09%) Veritas
9 16 (8.56%) EMC
10 15 (8.02%) Red Hat
11 13 (6.95%) Dell
12 11 (5.88%) NetApp
13 10 (5.35%) Brocade
14 9 (4.81%) Blue Coat
14 9 (4.81%) Nimble Storage
14 9 (4.81%) SolarWinds
15 8 (4.28%) CommVault
15 8 (4.28%) F5
15 8 (4.28%) SAP
16 7 (3.74%) Symantec