Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Clustering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 275 236
Rank change year-on-year +10 -39 -37
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 63 68 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.67% 1.62% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 40 45 68
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £32,300 £32,000 £28,728
90th Percentile £56,488 £61,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Clustering is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3782 4193 3505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.31% 36.52% 32.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2999 3086 2794
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the West Midlands

Clustering
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Clustering in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Clustering in the West Midlands

Clustering
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Clustering in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Clustering in the West Midlands

Clustering
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Shropshire +10 19 £38,314 +21.63% 1
Birmingham +12 18 £39,323 -1.69%
Warwickshire +1 7 £37,500 -
Staffordshire +7 4 £50,000 -23.08%
West Bromwich - 4 £40,000 -
Worcestershire -2 2 £42,500 -11.46%
Herefordshire - 2 £60,000 -
Coventry +3 1 £70,000 +47.37%
Clustering
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 49 (77.78%) Windows
2 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 35 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 32 (50.79%) VMware
4 32 (50.79%) Windows Server
5 31 (49.21%) DNS
6 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
7 27 (42.86%) SAN
7 27 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (31.75%) NAS
10 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (28.57%) DHCP
11 17 (26.98%) MySQL
11 17 (26.98%) IIS
11 17 (26.98%) Apache
11 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
12 16 (25.40%) SQL
13 15 (23.81%) Linux
13 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (22.22%) PowerShell
15 13 (20.63%) Root Cause Analysis
15 13 (20.63%) SCCM
15 13 (20.63%) SCOM
15 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (20.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (20.63%) Cisco
16 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 17 (26.98%) Apache
1 17 (26.98%) IIS
2 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
3 8 (12.70%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.35%) MQSeries
5 3 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (4.76%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.59%) Confluence
6 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.59%) JBoss
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.17%) GitHub
3 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
4 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (49.21%) DNS
2 27 (42.86%) SAN
3 20 (31.75%) NAS
4 18 (28.57%) DHCP
5 12 (19.05%) DDNS
5 12 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
5 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 8 (12.70%) Firewall
7 4 (6.35%) WAN
8 3 (4.76%) ISDN
8 3 (4.76%) LAN
8 3 (4.76%) PSTN
8 3 (4.76%) Skype
9 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.59%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.59%) LDAP
9 1 (1.59%) MPLS
9 1 (1.59%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (26.98%) MySQL
3 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (20.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
7 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
7 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
8 4 (6.35%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (4.76%) Redis
9 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (3.17%) BigQuery
10 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.59%) DB2
11 1 (1.59%) Power BI
11 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.59%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.59%) GDB
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.59%) sqlmap
2 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (7.94%) Retail
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) DBA
2 10 (15.87%) Administrator
3 9 (14.29%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Server Support
3 9 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Technical Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Technical Support
5 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 7 (11.11%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) WAP
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) COM
3 1 (1.59%) LAMP
3 1 (1.59%) OAuth
3 1 (1.59%) OpenID
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.70%) Public Cloud
3 7 (11.11%) Handset
4 4 (6.35%) EPoS
5 3 (4.76%) Replication
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.59%) Fintech
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 49 (77.78%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Windows Server
3 27 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (23.81%) Linux
6 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (12.70%) CentOS
8 1 (1.59%) AIX
8 1 (1.59%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (20.63%) Root Cause Analysis
2 11 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 9 (14.29%) Change Management
3 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
5 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (11.11%) Service Management
6 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.94%) High Availability
7 5 (7.94%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (7.94%) Proactive Management
8 4 (6.35%) Information Security
8 4 (6.35%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.76%) DevOps
9 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) SQL
2 14 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 7 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.87%) MCSA
3 9 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (14.29%) MCSE
4 6 (9.52%) MCITP
5 3 (4.76%) CCNA
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.17%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) CITP
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.29%) UAG
4 9 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (14.29%) vSphere
5 5 (7.94%) Terminal Server
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.59%) Docker
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Clustering
1 13 (20.63%) SCCM
1 13 (20.63%) SCOM
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 9 (14.29%) vCenter Server
2 9 (14.29%) WSUS
3 3 (4.76%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Packer
4 2 (3.17%) Terraform
5 1 (1.59%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.59%) Nmap
5 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (50.79%) VMware
3 13 (20.63%) Cisco
4 12 (19.05%) Citrix
4 12 (19.05%) SolarWinds
5 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 8 (12.70%) Juniper
7 5 (7.94%) Oracle
8 4 (6.35%) LANDesk
9 3 (4.76%) Google
10 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.59%) Dell
10 1 (1.59%) HP
10 1 (1.59%) IBM
10 1 (1.59%) NetApp
10 1 (1.59%) Symantec
10 1 (1.59%) Twitter