Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for High Availability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited High Availability over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

High Availability
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 228 192
Rank change year-on-year +11 -36 -35
Permanent jobs citing High Availability 125 147 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 1.16% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.26% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 93 122 165
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% -4.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £59,845 £56,250 £63,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year - +2.80% +1.90%

High Availability is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,539 11,629 11,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.11% 91.93% 92.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7,667 9,229 9,507
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,845 £26,950 £25,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in the North West

High Availability
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing High Availability in the North West.

Salary trend for High Availability in the North West

High Availability
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing High Availability in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for High Availability in the North West

High Availability
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Manchester -25 70 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Cheshire +42 25 £42,000 -4.00% 4
Merseyside +8 15 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Lancashire +15 14 £45,000 +20.00% 9
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing High Availability 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 across the North West region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 58 (46.40%) SQL
2 48 (38.40%) SQL Server
3 42 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (32.80%) Microsoft
5 37 (29.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 36 (28.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (24.80%) DevOps
8 29 (23.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (22.40%) T-SQL
10 27 (21.60%) Windows
11 26 (20.80%) Linux
11 26 (20.80%) Python
11 26 (20.80%) Performance Tuning
11 26 (20.80%) Microservices
11 26 (20.80%) Amazon AWS
12 25 (20.00%) IT Strategy
12 25 (20.00%) Java
13 24 (19.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (18.40%) Load Balancing
14 23 (18.40%) Docker
15 22 (17.60%) Open Source
15 22 (17.60%) Ruby
15 22 (17.60%) Cisco
16 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (16.80%) Puppet
16 21 (16.80%) Kubernetes
16 21 (16.80%) Jenkins
17 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (16.00%) Graphite
17 20 (16.00%) Packer

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (7.20%) IIS
2 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.40%) nginx
4 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.80%) Apache
5 1 (0.80%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.60%) iTrent
2 2 (1.60%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.80%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (29.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (20.80%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.20%) GitHub
4 4 (3.20%) IaaS
4 4 (3.20%) Office 365
4 4 (3.20%) SaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.80%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.20%) Firewall
2 17 (13.60%) VPN
3 10 (8.00%) SAN
3 10 (8.00%) VoIP
4 5 (4.00%) SSL
5 4 (3.20%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (3.20%) DHCP
5 4 (3.20%) DNS
6 3 (2.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (2.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (2.40%) LAN
6 3 (2.40%) NAS
6 3 (2.40%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.40%) WAN
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (1.60%) HTTP
7 2 (1.60%) IPsec
7 2 (1.60%) MPLS
7 2 (1.60%) Multicast
7 2 (1.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (38.40%) SQL Server
2 36 (28.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (23.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (11.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (10.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (10.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (9.60%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (9.60%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (8.00%) NoSQL
7 10 (8.00%) Relational Database
8 9 (7.20%) MySQL
8 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (4.80%) MongoDB
9 6 (4.80%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.20%) OLAP
10 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (2.40%) Power BI
11 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (16.80%) Jenkins
2 20 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 15 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.00%) Hudson
3 15 (12.00%) Vagrant
4 13 (10.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (10.40%) TeamCity
5 10 (8.00%) Subversion
6 4 (3.20%) GitLab
7 2 (1.60%) Grunt
8 1 (0.80%) Gradle
8 1 (0.80%) JIRA
8 1 (0.80%) JMeter
8 1 (0.80%) Maven
8 1 (0.80%) Selenium
8 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (11.20%) Finance
2 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Banking
4 2 (1.60%) French Language
4 2 (1.60%) German Language
4 2 (1.60%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.60%) Local Government
4 2 (1.60%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 38 (30.40%) DBA
2 24 (19.20%) SQL DBA
3 22 (17.60%) Developer
4 14 (11.20%) Administrator
5 13 (10.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) SQL Developer
6 10 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (8.00%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (7.20%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Consultant
10 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.00%) Engineering Manager
10 5 (4.00%) SQL BI Developer
10 5 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Applications Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) .NET
2 10 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.00%) CSS
4 5 (4.00%) HTML
5 4 (3.20%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.20%) SAP Basis
6 3 (2.40%) Entity Framework
6 3 (2.40%) HTML5
6 3 (2.40%) Node.js
6 3 (2.40%) RESTful
7 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.60%) Backbone.js
7 2 (1.60%) CSS3
7 2 (1.60%) JSON
7 2 (1.60%) LINQ
7 2 (1.60%) RequireJS
7 2 (1.60%) Sensu
7 2 (1.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (14.40%) Replication
3 17 (13.60%) Clustering
4 15 (12.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (8.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.80%) Data Structures
7 5 (4.00%) NHS
8 4 (3.20%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.60%) Tandem
11 1 (0.80%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.80%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.60%) Windows
2 26 (20.80%) Linux
3 18 (14.40%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.80%) CentOS
7 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.60%) Debian
8 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.60%) Unix
8 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (24.80%) DevOps
3 26 (20.80%) Microservices
3 26 (20.80%) Performance Tuning
4 25 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 24 (19.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (18.40%) Load Balancing
7 22 (17.60%) Open Source
8 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (16.00%) Configuration Management
10 19 (15.20%) ITIL
10 19 (15.20%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 17 (13.60%) Mentoring
11 17 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (13.60%) SIEM
12 16 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (12.00%) Decision-Making
14 14 (11.20%) Analytical Thinking
15 11 (8.80%) ETL
16 10 (8.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.40%) SQL
2 28 (22.40%) T-SQL
3 26 (20.80%) Python
4 25 (20.00%) Java
5 22 (17.60%) Ruby
6 17 (13.60%) Go
7 14 (11.20%) C#
8 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.80%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.20%) ABAP
10 4 (3.20%) PHP
11 2 (1.60%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.80%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.80%) Perl
12 1 (0.80%) R
12 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.20%) RHCE
1 9 (7.20%) RHCSA
2 8 (6.40%) Degree
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.20%) AWS Certification
4 4 (3.20%) CCNP
4 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.40%) MCITP
5 3 (2.40%) MCSE
6 2 (1.60%) HND
6 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.80%) CCDP
7 1 (0.80%) CCIE
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) GDPR
2 2 (1.60%) PMO
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 23 (18.40%) Docker
2 14 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.80%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.00%) Firmware
5 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (16.80%) Kubernetes
1 21 (16.80%) Puppet
2 20 (16.00%) Consul
2 20 (16.00%) Docker Swarm
2 20 (16.00%) Grafana
2 20 (16.00%) Graphite
2 20 (16.00%) Packer
2 20 (16.00%) Terraform
3 19 (15.20%) Ansible
4 15 (12.00%) Nagios
4 15 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (12.00%) Opsview
4 15 (12.00%) Salt
4 15 (12.00%) ZABBIX
5 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (4.00%) Prometheus
6 5 (4.00%) SQL Sentry
7 4 (3.20%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.40%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.40%) Foglight
Vendors
1 41 (32.80%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.60%) Cisco
3 17 (13.60%) VMware
4 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.60%) Oracle
6 6 (4.80%) AppDynamics
7 5 (4.00%) Acme Packet
7 5 (4.00%) BroadSoft
7 5 (4.00%) Dialogic
7 5 (4.00%) GENBAND
7 5 (4.00%) HP
7 5 (4.00%) RedGate
7 5 (4.00%) SAP
7 5 (4.00%) Sonus
8 4 (3.20%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.40%) F5
9 3 (2.40%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (2.40%) Sitecore
9 3 (2.40%) Veeam