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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Clustering
England / West Midlands
Rank 174 194 172
Rank change year-on-year +20 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Clustering 36 43 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.70% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.16% 1.96% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31 32 42
Median salary £37,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.47% +8.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £31,500 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1664 2195 1653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 35.28% 35.82% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1272 1629 1405
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Clustering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +11 11 £35,000 +11.11%
Warwickshire - 7 £37,500 - 3
Solihull - 4 £34,000 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £45,000 - 3
Staffordshire +10 3 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Birmingham -10 3 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 35 (70.00%) Windows
2 34 (68.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (60.00%) IIS
4 24 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (42.00%) SQL
6 20 (40.00%) DNS
6 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 20 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (38.00%) MySQL
7 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
8 18 (36.00%) SAN
9 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
9 16 (32.00%) VMware
10 15 (30.00%) NAS
10 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (28.00%) Citrix
11 14 (28.00%) T-SQL
12 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
12 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (26.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (26.00%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (26.00%) SolarWinds
12 13 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (24.00%) DDNS
14 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (22.00%) Apache

Clustering
Top Related 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 30 (60.00%) IIS
2 13 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
3 11 (22.00%) Apache
4 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.00%) SAS
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Office 365
3 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.00%) PaaS
5 2 (4.00%) IaaS
5 2 (4.00%) SaaS
6 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.00%) DNS
2 18 (36.00%) SAN
3 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (30.00%) NAS
5 13 (26.00%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (24.00%) DDNS
7 6 (12.00%) DHCP
8 4 (8.00%) LAN
8 4 (8.00%) WAN
9 3 (6.00%) Firewall
10 2 (4.00%) BGP
10 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.00%) HTTP
10 2 (4.00%) HTTPS
10 2 (4.00%) MPLS
10 2 (4.00%) Network Security
10 2 (4.00%) OSPF
10 2 (4.00%) VoIP
10 2 (4.00%) VPN
10 2 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (68.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (38.00%) MySQL
4 13 (26.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (12.00%) DB2
7 6 (12.00%) Power BI
7 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) DBA
1 15 (30.00%) SQL DBA
2 10 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 3 (6.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior DBA
8 2 (4.00%) Senior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
1 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
1 2 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) AS400
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 35 (70.00%) Windows
2 24 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.00%) Linux
5 3 (6.00%) Unix
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (18.00%) Database Security
4 9 (18.00%) Server Monitoring
5 8 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (16.00%) ETL
5 8 (16.00%) High Availability
6 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
6 7 (14.00%) Server Building
7 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.00%) Analytics
9 2 (4.00%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (4.00%) Document Management
9 2 (4.00%) ITIL
9 2 (4.00%) Migration
9 2 (4.00%) Patch Management
9 2 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) MCSA
3 2 (4.00%) MCSE
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.00%) vCloud
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.00%) VMware
3 14 (28.00%) Citrix
4 13 (26.00%) SolarWinds
5 6 (12.00%) IBM
6 3 (6.00%) NetApp
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) iManage
8 1 (2.00%) Dell
8 1 (2.00%) Facebook
8 1 (2.00%) HP
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