Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 980 1058 1111
Rank change year-on-year +78 +53 -27
Permanent jobs citing Failover Clustering 216 137 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.079% 0.082%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.24% 0.90% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 192 112 155
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +15.38% -8.24%
10th Percentile £30,102 £32,761 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,750
% change year-on-year - +6.92% -0.63%

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 17,427 15,170 17,509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.10% 8.79% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13,732 12,252 14,180
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 13 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 21 June 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
England +85 208 £50,000 +11.11% 23
London +57 122 £57,500 +27.78% 10
UK excluding London +8 88 £42,500 - 14
South East +31 38 £34,000 -26.49% 4
North of England +20 31 £46,000 +2.22% 4
Yorkshire +14 18 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Midlands +9 14 £50,000 +19.76% 3
North West +7 13 £46,000 +50.82% 2
West Midlands +5 8 £55,000 +35.64% 3
East Midlands +3 6 £47,500 +6.74%
Scotland -31 3 £62,500 +72.41%
East of England -4 1 £30,000 - 1
South West -13 1 £60,000 +149.34% 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 181 (83.80%) Windows
2 155 (71.76%) Active Directory
3 127 (58.80%) Microsoft
4 117 (54.17%) SQL Server
5 114 (52.78%) Clustering
6 108 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 105 (48.61%) Windows Server
8 102 (47.22%) VMware
9 96 (44.44%) SQL
10 89 (41.20%) Hyper-V
11 82 (37.96%) Linux
12 72 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 70 (32.41%) High Availability
14 61 (28.24%) ITIL
15 51 (23.61%) PowerShell
16 50 (23.15%) VPN
17 49 (22.69%) DNS
18 47 (21.76%) T-SQL
18 47 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
18 47 (21.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 45 (20.83%) MS Exchange
20 43 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 43 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
21 42 (19.44%) Office 365
21 42 (19.44%) IIS
22 41 (18.98%) Replication
22 41 (18.98%) MySQL
23 40 (18.52%) SAN
24 36 (16.67%) DHCP
24 36 (16.67%) Veeam

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 45 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 42 (19.44%) IIS
3 27 (12.50%) nginx
4 24 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (6.94%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.17%) SAS
8 7 (3.24%) Skype for Business
9 5 (2.31%) Confluence
10 3 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (19.44%) Office 365
3 22 (10.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (9.72%) SaaS
5 15 (6.94%) PaaS
6 8 (3.70%) IaaS
7 7 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.39%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.39%) Serverless
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.46%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.15%) VPN
2 49 (22.69%) DNS
3 40 (18.52%) SAN
4 36 (16.67%) DHCP
5 34 (15.74%) Firewall
6 20 (9.26%) TCP/IP
7 14 (6.48%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (6.48%) Reverse Proxy
8 13 (6.02%) Network Security
8 13 (6.02%) Skype
9 12 (5.56%) HTTP
9 12 (5.56%) HTTPS
9 12 (5.56%) IPv4
9 12 (5.56%) IPv6
10 11 (5.09%) VLAN
11 9 (4.17%) iSCSI
12 7 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.85%) NetScaler
14 3 (1.39%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 41 (18.98%) MySQL
3 36 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (14.35%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (5.56%) Oracle Database
10 11 (5.09%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (3.24%) NoSQL
13 6 (2.78%) MongoDB
14 5 (2.31%) CouchDB
14 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (1.85%) Couchbase
16 3 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 9 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.39%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (12.04%) Billing
2 24 (11.11%) Finance
3 13 (6.02%) Retail
4 9 (4.17%) Marketing
5 4 (1.85%) Law
6 2 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (36.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (23.61%) DBA
3 42 (19.44%) SQL DBA
4 33 (15.28%) Azure Engineer
5 27 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 24 (11.11%) IT Engineer
7 23 (10.65%) Systems Engineer
8 22 (10.19%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (9.72%) Administrator
9 21 (9.72%) Support Engineer
10 19 (8.80%) Consultant
10 19 (8.80%) Microsoft Engineer
10 19 (8.80%) Senior DBA
11 18 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (7.41%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
12 16 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (6.94%) Senior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.02%) LDAP
2 3 (1.39%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.46%) JSON
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 114 (52.78%) Clustering
2 41 (18.98%) Replication
3 30 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (12.04%) Mobile Payment
5 18 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.63%) Fintech
7 8 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (3.70%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Wiki
10 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 181 (83.80%) Windows
2 105 (48.61%) Windows Server
3 82 (37.96%) Linux
4 47 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (21.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (12.04%) Mac OS
6 9 (4.17%) CentOS
6 9 (4.17%) Unix
7 1 (0.46%) OpenBSD
7 1 (0.46%) Solaris
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 70 (32.41%) High Availability
3 61 (28.24%) ITIL
4 43 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (13.89%) DevOps
6 26 (12.04%) Data Security
7 22 (10.19%) Database Security
7 22 (10.19%) Migration
8 18 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (7.41%) Database Mirroring
9 16 (7.41%) Information Security
9 16 (7.41%) Load Balancing
10 15 (6.94%) Server Patching
11 14 (6.48%) Change Management
11 14 (6.48%) Network Virtualisation
11 14 (6.48%) Project Management
12 13 (6.02%) Service Management
13 12 (5.56%) ITIL V3
13 12 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 96 (44.44%) SQL
2 51 (23.61%) PowerShell
3 47 (21.76%) T-SQL
4 14 (6.48%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.31%) C#
5 5 (2.31%) Python
6 3 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) C
7 1 (0.46%) C++
7 1 (0.46%) Java
7 1 (0.46%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (14.35%) MCSE
3 27 (12.50%) MCSA
4 26 (12.04%) MCITP
5 6 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.85%) Degree
6 4 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.39%) MCP
8 2 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.93%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.46%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.56%) SLA
2 6 (2.78%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 155 (71.76%) Active Directory
2 89 (41.20%) Hyper-V
3 43 (19.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.48%) ProxySG
5 13 (6.02%) XenApp
6 12 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.70%) vSphere
8 7 (3.24%) Squid
9 4 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.93%) Firmware
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.46%) Docker
12 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (15.74%) SCOM
2 31 (14.35%) SCCM
3 26 (12.04%) Puppet
4 22 (10.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (5.56%) Nessus
6 9 (4.17%) Backup Exec
7 8 (3.70%) WSUS
8 7 (3.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (2.78%) SCOrch
9 6 (2.78%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.85%) HP SIM
11 3 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.93%) Nagios
12 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.46%) Galera Cluster
13 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 127 (58.80%) Microsoft
2 102 (47.22%) VMware
3 36 (16.67%) Veeam
4 30 (13.89%) Cisco
5 26 (12.04%) Splunk
6 20 (9.26%) Citrix
7 17 (7.87%) HP
8 15 (6.94%) SolarWinds
9 14 (6.48%) Oracle
10 12 (5.56%) Ivanti
10 12 (5.56%) Shavlik
11 9 (4.17%) Dell
12 8 (3.70%) Mitel
13 7 (3.24%) CommVault
14 5 (2.31%) Sun
15 4 (1.85%) Sophos
16 2 (0.93%) 3PAR
16 2 (0.93%) F5
16 2 (0.93%) Veritas
17 1 (0.46%) RedGate