Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 757 927 952
Rank change year-on-year +170 +25 +72
Permanent jobs citing Failover Clustering 92 78 160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.68% 0.52% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 71 55 116
10th Percentile £36,500 £27,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £35,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £73,125 £63,125 £65,000
90th Percentile £81,000 £75,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.16% +22.50%

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 13,432 14,886 17,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.28% 13.11% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,743 11,744 13,964
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,754 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Failover Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Failover Clustering.

Salary trend for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Failover Clustering over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 11 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 12 April 2021. 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 +157 90 £55,000 +10.00% 16
UK excluding London +93 50 £47,500 +5.56% 13
London +149 40 £70,000 +16.67% 3
North of England +56 31 £47,500 -5.00% 5
North West +47 28 £47,500 -7.32% 4
Work from Home -99 19 £63,750 -5.56% 6
Midlands +36 12 £49,500 +46.67% 5
East Midlands +35 12 £49,500 +23.75% 3
South East +68 6 £53,125 +18.06% 1
Yorkshire +16 3 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Scotland +3 1 £37,500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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 62 (67.39%) Azure
2 58 (63.04%) Windows
2 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
3 53 (57.61%) Clustering
4 49 (53.26%) Active Directory
4 49 (53.26%) SQL
5 41 (44.57%) PowerShell
5 41 (44.57%) Windows Server
6 40 (43.48%) SQL Server
7 32 (34.78%) Replication
8 31 (33.70%) Hyper-V
9 29 (31.52%) Migration
10 28 (30.43%) Linux
10 28 (30.43%) High Availability
11 27 (29.35%) AWS
12 26 (28.26%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (28.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 25 (27.17%) Firewall
14 24 (26.09%) SCCM
15 23 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (25.00%) VMware
16 22 (23.91%) DevOps
17 20 (21.74%) Microsoft Clustering
18 19 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 18 (19.57%) DNS
20 17 (18.48%) Business Intelligence
20 17 (18.48%) Microsoft 365
20 17 (18.48%) Azure SQL Database
21 15 (16.30%) DHCP
21 15 (16.30%) Load Balancing

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 9 (9.78%) IIS
2 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.52%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.26%) Apache
3 3 (3.26%) Confluence
3 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.17%) Ethereum
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Sentinel
2 2 (2.17%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 62 (67.39%) Azure
2 27 (29.35%) AWS
3 26 (28.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (18.48%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (11.96%) SaaS
6 10 (10.87%) Power Platform
7 9 (9.78%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (9.78%) Amazon S3
7 9 (9.78%) IaaS
8 8 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (8.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (8.70%) Azure Functions
8 8 (8.70%) Serverless
9 6 (6.52%) PaaS
10 2 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (2.17%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (1.09%) GCP
11 1 (1.09%) Logic Apps
11 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.17%) Firewall
2 18 (19.57%) DNS
3 15 (16.30%) DHCP
4 12 (13.04%) SAN
5 8 (8.70%) NAS
6 6 (6.52%) Skype
7 5 (5.43%) iSCSI
7 5 (5.43%) VPN
8 4 (4.35%) Network Security
8 4 (4.35%) VoIP
8 4 (4.35%) Wireless
9 3 (3.26%) FTP
9 3 (3.26%) MPLS
9 3 (3.26%) SSL
10 2 (2.17%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.09%) Internet
11 1 (1.09%) PBX
11 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2019
4 11 (11.96%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (10.87%) Power BI
5 10 (10.87%) SQL Server 7
6 8 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.26%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.09%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.09%) Big Data
8 1 (1.09%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.70%) JIRA
2 8 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 7 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) GitLab
4 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (14.13%) Law
2 3 (3.26%) Local Government
2 3 (3.26%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.09%) Automotive
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) DBA
2 26 (28.26%) SQL DBA
3 18 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (17.39%) SQL Server DBA
5 9 (9.78%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Senior DBA
7 7 (7.61%) Senior SQL DBA
7 7 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Administrator
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Cisco Support
11 3 (3.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Senior Cisco Support
11 3 (3.26%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) Web Services
2 5 (5.43%) LDAP
3 4 (4.35%) POSIX
4 2 (2.17%) COM
5 1 (1.09%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 53 (57.61%) Clustering
2 32 (34.78%) Replication
3 15 (16.30%) Data Centre
4 11 (11.96%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.43%) Public Cloud
7 4 (4.35%) Private Cloud
8 3 (3.26%) Device Driver
8 3 (3.26%) PKI
9 1 (1.09%) CCTV
9 1 (1.09%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (63.04%) Windows
2 41 (44.57%) Windows Server
3 28 (30.43%) Linux
4 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.70%) Mac OS
6 7 (7.61%) Unix
6 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (4.35%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.26%) VMS
10 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) Migration
2 28 (30.43%) High Availability
3 26 (28.26%) Performance Tuning
4 23 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (23.91%) DevOps
6 19 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (18.48%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (16.30%) Load Balancing
9 13 (14.13%) ITIL
10 11 (11.96%) Database Mirroring
11 10 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (10.87%) Information Security
11 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure as Code
12 9 (9.78%) Configuration Management
12 9 (9.78%) Database Security
13 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (8.70%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (53.26%) SQL
2 41 (44.57%) PowerShell
3 14 (15.22%) Python
4 9 (9.78%) C#
5 8 (8.70%) Ruby
6 7 (7.61%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.26%) AWK
8 3 (3.26%) C
8 3 (3.26%) Perl
8 3 (3.26%) sed
9 2 (2.17%) VB
10 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.61%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.43%) MCP
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 4 (4.35%) CCNA
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.35%) MCSA
5 3 (3.26%) CCNP
5 3 (3.26%) MCSE
5 3 (3.26%) RHCE
5 3 (3.26%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.09%) CISM
7 1 (1.09%) CISSP
7 1 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.22%) SLA
2 13 (14.13%) QA
3 3 (3.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (3.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (53.26%) Active Directory
2 31 (33.70%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (9.78%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (6.52%) VMware NSX
6 4 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.26%) Firmware
7 3 (3.26%) KVM
7 3 (3.26%) OCFS2
7 3 (3.26%) Postfix
7 3 (3.26%) qmail
7 3 (3.26%) Samba
7 3 (3.26%) Sendmail
7 3 (3.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (3.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Xen
8 2 (2.17%) Docker
8 2 (2.17%) vSphere
9 1 (1.09%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 24 (26.09%) SCCM
2 20 (21.74%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.70%) Puppet
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (5.43%) Kubernetes
5 5 (5.43%) Terraform
6 4 (4.35%) SCDPM
6 4 (4.35%) SCOM
7 3 (3.26%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (3.26%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.26%) SELinux
8 2 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (2.17%) vRealize
9 1 (1.09%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.09%) SCSM
Vendors
1 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.00%) VMware
3 14 (15.22%) Cisco
4 10 (10.87%) HP
5 6 (6.52%) EMC
5 6 (6.52%) NetApp
5 6 (6.52%) Oracle
6 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.35%) Apple
7 4 (4.35%) Aruba
7 4 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (4.35%) Brocade
7 4 (4.35%) Dell
7 4 (4.35%) Meraki
7 4 (4.35%) SonicWALL
7 4 (4.35%) Synology
7 4 (4.35%) Ubiquiti
8 3 (3.26%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.17%) Citrix
9 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds