Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Failover Clustering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1010 1002 1092
Rank change year-on-year -8 +90 -10
Permanent jobs citing Failover Clustering 60 169 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.10% 0.062%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.34% 0.97% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 48 157 91
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,388 £40,650 £31,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% -5.88%

Failover 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 17,826 17,452 15,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.99% 10.61% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,441 13,804 12,927
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Failover Clustering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Failover Clustering within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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
England +17 57 £50,000 -9.09% 16
UK excluding London +61 35 £45,000 -2.17% 13
London +5 25 £51,000 -18.40% 4
South East +33 15 £55,000 +11.11% 3
North of England +33 13 £34,625 -21.31% 3
North West +45 9 £34,625 -21.31% 1
Midlands +26 4 £37,500 -23.08% 2
West Midlands +28 3 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Scotland +14 3 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 - 1
East Midlands +21 1 - -
North East - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT jobs citing Failover 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 Failover Clustering.

1 42 (70.00%) Windows
2 38 (63.33%) SQL
3 37 (61.67%) Microsoft
4 34 (56.67%) SQL Server
5 30 (50.00%) Clustering
6 25 (41.67%) T-SQL
7 24 (40.00%) High Availability
8 23 (38.33%) PowerShell
9 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
10 21 (35.00%) Azure
10 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
11 20 (33.33%) Finance
12 19 (31.67%) VMware
12 19 (31.67%) Linux
13 18 (30.00%) ITIL
13 18 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (30.00%) Hyper-V
14 17 (28.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (28.33%) Replication
14 17 (28.33%) SAN
15 16 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (23.33%) AWS
17 14 (23.33%) Oracle
17 14 (23.33%) Migration
18 13 (21.67%) Firewall
18 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
18 13 (21.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering

Failover 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 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.67%) SAS
5 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.00%) Azure
2 14 (23.33%) AWS
3 7 (11.67%) Power Platform
4 5 (8.33%) Office 365
5 4 (6.67%) IaaS
6 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) SAN
2 13 (21.67%) Firewall
3 6 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 5 (8.33%) LAN
4 5 (8.33%) WAN
5 4 (6.67%) DNS
6 3 (5.00%) MPLS
6 3 (5.00%) NAS
6 3 (5.00%) VPN
6 3 (5.00%) VSAN
7 2 (3.33%) DHCP
7 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.33%) VLAN
8 1 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.67%) Internet
8 1 (1.67%) Network Security
8 1 (1.67%) SNMP
8 1 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (18.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (11.67%) Power BI
8 7 (11.67%) Relational Database
9 6 (10.00%) MongoDB
9 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
10 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (5.00%) QlikView
11 3 (5.00%) SSDT
12 2 (3.33%) MySQL
12 2 (3.33%) Riak
13 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) DBA
2 21 (35.00%) SQL DBA
3 18 (30.00%) Administrator
4 9 (15.00%) Consultant
4 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) IT Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (8.33%) Senior DBA
9 4 (6.67%) Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (6.67%) IT Consultant
9 4 (6.67%) Production DBA
9 4 (6.67%) Senior IT Consultant
9 4 (6.67%) Senior IT Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 4 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (5.00%) Lead Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.00%) REST
2 3 (5.00%) RESTful
2 3 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 30 (50.00%) Clustering
2 17 (28.33%) Replication
3 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.67%) Driving Licence
5 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (5.00%) Reference Data
7 2 (3.33%) PKI
8 1 (1.67%) AS400
8 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 42 (70.00%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (31.67%) Linux
4 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) Unix
6 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.00%) CentOS
8 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.67%) AIX
10 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.67%) Solaris
10 1 (1.67%) SUSE
10 1 (1.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) High Availability
2 18 (30.00%) ITIL
3 17 (28.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (23.33%) Migration
6 13 (21.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
8 11 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (18.33%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.33%) Database Security
9 8 (13.33%) Storage Management
10 6 (10.00%) Change Management
10 6 (10.00%) CRM
10 6 (10.00%) Database Tuning
10 6 (10.00%) Project Management
11 5 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
11 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (63.33%) SQL
2 25 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 23 (38.33%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.33%) C#
4 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.67%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) CCDP
5 1 (1.67%) CCNP
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) GIAC
5 1 (1.67%) GNVQ
5 1 (1.67%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) PMP
5 1 (1.67%) SANS
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
2 5 (8.33%) QA
3 3 (5.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 16 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (18.33%) vSphere
6 5 (8.33%) XenApp
7 4 (6.67%) VMware NSX
8 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (3.33%) NFS
9 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (16.67%) vCenter Server
3 5 (8.33%) vRealize
4 4 (6.67%) Ansible
4 4 (6.67%) Perfmon
4 4 (6.67%) Puppet
4 4 (6.67%) SCCM
4 4 (6.67%) Tivoli
4 4 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (6.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 3 (5.00%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.33%) WSUS
7 1 (1.67%) Automic
7 1 (1.67%) Avamar
7 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (61.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (31.67%) VMware
3 14 (23.33%) Oracle
4 7 (11.67%) Cisco
5 5 (8.33%) Citrix
6 4 (6.67%) IBM
7 3 (5.00%) DataCore
7 3 (5.00%) Dell
7 3 (5.00%) EMC
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.00%) TARGIT
7 3 (5.00%) WatchGuard
8 2 (3.33%) F5
8 2 (3.33%) Sophos
8 2 (3.33%) Symantec
8 2 (3.33%) Veeam
9 1 (1.67%) Apple
9 1 (1.67%) Juniper
9 1 (1.67%) McAfee
9 1 (1.67%) NetApp