Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

High Availability
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 228 167
Rank change year-on-year +45 -61 +30
Permanent jobs citing High Availability 206 152 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 1.15% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.26% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 162 93 196
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%

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 11,139 12,056 10,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.35% 91.32% 90.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,961 9,725 8,777
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 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
Manchester +7 98 £45,000 -2.70% 20
Cheshire +16 47 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Merseyside +52 41 £50,000 -29.58% 3
Lancashire +10 15 £35,000 -22.22% 2
High Availability
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 74 (35.92%) SQL
1 74 (35.92%) SQL Server
2 55 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (23.79%) Windows
4 48 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (21.36%) DevOps
5 44 (21.36%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (19.90%) Amazon AWS
6 41 (19.90%) Java
7 38 (18.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (17.96%) Degree
8 37 (17.96%) Linux
9 35 (16.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 34 (16.50%) Firewall
10 34 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 32 (15.53%) Cisco
12 31 (15.05%) Python
12 31 (15.05%) VMware
13 30 (14.56%) Performance Tuning
14 29 (14.08%) ITIL
15 27 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (12.62%) Jenkins
16 26 (12.62%) Patch Management
16 26 (12.62%) Microsoft
17 25 (12.14%) Ruby
17 25 (12.14%) Analytical Thinking
18 24 (11.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (11.65%) Clustering
18 24 (11.65%) VPN
19 23 (11.17%) CCNP

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 11 (5.34%) IIS
2 9 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.88%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.43%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.94%) CMS
5 4 (1.94%) Drupal
6 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.97%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.49%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 11 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (5.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 11 (5.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.90%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.88%) IaaS
4 7 (3.40%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (1.94%) Route 53
5 4 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.97%) Office 365
7 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.49%) G Suite
7 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.50%) Firewall
2 24 (11.65%) VPN
3 22 (10.68%) VoIP
4 21 (10.19%) Cisco IOS
4 21 (10.19%) Network Security
4 21 (10.19%) WAN
5 20 (9.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (9.71%) LAN
6 17 (8.25%) SSL
7 15 (7.28%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (7.28%) Cisco ISE
8 14 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (6.80%) MPLS
8 14 (6.80%) Wireless
9 13 (6.31%) Cisco Wireless
9 13 (6.31%) IPsec
9 13 (6.31%) Multicast
9 13 (6.31%) TCP/IP
10 11 (5.34%) SAN
11 6 (2.91%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (35.92%) SQL Server
2 38 (18.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (11.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (10.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 21 (10.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (8.25%) NoSQL
6 15 (7.28%) MySQL
7 12 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (4.37%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.88%) MongoDB
11 7 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (2.43%) OLAP
12 5 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.94%) OLAP Cube
14 3 (1.46%) DB2
14 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.97%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (12.62%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 15 (7.28%) Hudson
3 15 (7.28%) Vagrant
4 8 (3.88%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.46%) Subversion
6 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.97%) JMeter
7 2 (0.97%) JUnit
7 2 (0.97%) Protractor
8 1 (0.49%) JIRA
8 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (10.19%) Finance
2 9 (4.37%) Manufacturing
2 9 (4.37%) Music Industry
3 8 (3.88%) Banking
4 7 (3.40%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Local Government
6 2 (0.97%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (23.30%) DBA
2 35 (16.99%) Developer
3 28 (13.59%) SQL DBA
4 26 (12.62%) Network Engineer
5 24 (11.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (10.19%) Administrator
6 21 (10.19%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (6.80%) Consultant
7 14 (6.80%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (6.80%) Security Engineer
7 14 (6.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 14 (6.80%) Senior Security Engineer
8 12 (5.83%) .NET Developer
9 11 (5.34%) Azure DevOps
10 10 (4.85%) AWS DevOps
10 10 (4.85%) SQL Developer
11 9 (4.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.37%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.37%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.22%) .NET
2 15 (7.28%) HTML
3 14 (6.80%) AngularJS
4 13 (6.31%) CSS
5 12 (5.83%) ASP.NET
6 11 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (4.85%) Node.js
8 9 (4.37%) Middleware
8 9 (4.37%) SAP Basis
9 8 (3.88%) Web Services
10 7 (3.40%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.91%) Code First Entity Framework
11 6 (2.91%) Entity Framework
11 6 (2.91%) JSON
11 6 (2.91%) RESTful
11 6 (2.91%) WCF
12 5 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 5 (2.43%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.65%) Clustering
3 16 (7.77%) Replication
4 14 (6.80%) Computer Science
5 12 (5.83%) Data Structures
6 10 (4.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (3.88%) Data Centre
8 7 (3.40%) Tandem
9 5 (2.43%) Fintech
10 4 (1.94%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.46%) SCADA
11 3 (1.46%) State Machine
12 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.79%) Windows
2 37 (17.96%) Linux
3 19 (9.22%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.91%) CentOS
7 4 (1.94%) Debian
7 4 (1.94%) Unix
8 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.97%) AIX
9 2 (0.97%) HPUX
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (21.36%) DevOps
2 44 (21.36%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (16.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (14.56%) Performance Tuning
5 29 (14.08%) ITIL
6 26 (12.62%) Patch Management
7 25 (12.14%) Analytical Thinking
8 23 (11.17%) Proactive Monitoring
8 23 (11.17%) Software Engineering
9 22 (10.68%) SIEM
10 21 (10.19%) Change Management
10 21 (10.19%) Programme Delivery
11 19 (9.22%) Mentoring
11 19 (9.22%) Security Management
12 18 (8.74%) Data Security
12 18 (8.74%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (8.74%) Task Automation
13 16 (7.77%) Configuration Management
13 16 (7.77%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (35.92%) SQL
2 41 (19.90%) Java
3 31 (15.05%) Python
4 25 (12.14%) Ruby
5 21 (10.19%) T-SQL
6 19 (9.22%) C#
7 15 (7.28%) Go
7 15 (7.28%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.83%) PowerShell
9 9 (4.37%) ABAP
9 9 (4.37%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.40%) Perl
11 6 (2.91%) PHP
12 2 (0.97%) Java 8
12 2 (0.97%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.97%) Scala
12 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.97%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (17.96%) Degree
2 23 (11.17%) CCNP
2 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (7.77%) CISSP
4 15 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (5.34%) CCDP
6 11 (5.34%) MCSE
7 9 (4.37%) RHCSA
7 9 (4.37%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.43%) CEH
9 4 (1.94%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.94%) RHCE
10 3 (1.46%) CCNA
10 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.80%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) GDPR
2 2 (0.97%) PMO
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (9.22%) Docker
3 13 (6.31%) Firmware
4 9 (4.37%) Active Directory
4 9 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.94%) vSphere
6 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (9.71%) Ansible
2 19 (9.22%) Nagios
3 15 (7.28%) Consul
3 15 (7.28%) Docker Swarm
3 15 (7.28%) Kubernetes
3 15 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.28%) Packer
3 15 (7.28%) Puppet
3 15 (7.28%) Terraform
4 12 (5.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (5.83%) Cisco UCCX
4 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (5.83%) TrustSec
5 11 (5.34%) Nessus
6 10 (4.85%) Grafana
6 10 (4.85%) Graphite
6 10 (4.85%) Opsview
6 10 (4.85%) Salt
6 10 (4.85%) ZABBIX
7 8 (3.88%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 32 (15.53%) Cisco
2 31 (15.05%) VMware
3 26 (12.62%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.28%) SAP
5 14 (6.80%) Oracle
6 11 (5.34%) SolarWinds
7 8 (3.88%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.40%) Citrix
8 7 (3.40%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.91%) RedGate
10 5 (2.43%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.94%) CommVault
11 4 (1.94%) F5
11 4 (1.94%) McAfee
11 4 (1.94%) NetApp
11 4 (1.94%) NetIQ
11 4 (1.94%) New Relic
11 4 (1.94%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (1.94%) Splunk
11 4 (1.94%) TippingPoint