Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1117 1080 1035
Rank change year-on-year -37 -45 +150
Permanent jobs citing Failover Clustering 89 163 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.086% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 0.99% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 75 148 242
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,350 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,875 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.94% +6.25% +11.11%

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 15870 16406 16709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.77% 8.68% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13019 13263 13571
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 14 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 November 2017. 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 -46 84 £40,430 -6.73% 12
UK excluding London +7 58 £37,000 -12.94% 8
London -32 30 £45,000 -7.69% 4
North of England +11 21 £35,000 -17.65% 2
South East +34 18 £37,500 -18.92% 2
North West +5 15 £31,500 -27.33% 1
Midlands +34 7 £42,500 +10.39% 3
Yorkshire +16 6 £35,000 -9.68% 1
East of England +7 5 £35,000 -39.13% 1
East Midlands +37 4 £45,000 +16.88% 3
West Midlands +16 3 £42,500 +46.55%
South West +15 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £41,250 -
Northern Ireland -26 1 £32,500 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Failover Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Failover Clustering.

1 73 (82.02%) Windows
2 61 (68.54%) Microsoft
3 57 (64.04%) SQL Server
4 56 (62.92%) Clustering
5 50 (56.18%) SQL
6 45 (50.56%) Active Directory
7 43 (48.31%) Windows Server
8 42 (47.19%) VMware
9 38 (42.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (38.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (34.83%) Microsoft Clustering
11 31 (34.83%) High Availability
12 29 (32.58%) PowerShell
13 28 (31.46%) Microsoft Azure
13 28 (31.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (30.34%) Hyper-V
15 26 (29.21%) IIS
16 25 (28.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (28.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (26.97%) SQL Server 2012
18 23 (25.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (23.60%) Cisco
19 21 (23.60%) ITIL
19 21 (23.60%) SQL Server 2008
20 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (22.47%) Performance Tuning
21 18 (20.22%) vSphere
21 18 (20.22%) Linux
21 18 (20.22%) TCP/IP
22 17 (19.10%) MCSE

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 26 (29.21%) IIS
2 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.99%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.74%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.74%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.49%) Apache
6 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.37%) JBoss
8 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (31.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.24%) Office 365
3 9 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.74%) SaaS
5 1 (1.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.22%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.36%) DNS
2 11 (12.36%) SAN
3 10 (11.24%) Firewall
3 10 (11.24%) LAN
3 10 (11.24%) VLAN
4 8 (8.99%) DHCP
4 8 (8.99%) Wireless
5 6 (6.74%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (5.62%) BIG-IP
6 5 (5.62%) Ethernet
6 5 (5.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (5.62%) MPLS
6 5 (5.62%) NetScaler
6 5 (5.62%) Skype
6 5 (5.62%) VPN
6 5 (5.62%) WAN
7 4 (4.49%) SNMP
8 3 (3.37%) BGP
9 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (64.04%) SQL Server
2 25 (28.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (26.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (25.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (23.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 13 (14.61%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (13.48%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (7.87%) DTS
11 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (4.49%) OLTP
12 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (3.37%) Big Data
13 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
13 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
13 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
14 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Eclipse
1 6 (6.74%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (6.74%) TeamCity
2 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.12%) GCC
4 1 (1.12%) Maven
4 1 (1.12%) MSI
4 1 (1.12%) NuGet
4 1 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Retail
3 5 (5.62%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
4 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) DBA
2 25 (28.09%) Administrator
3 22 (24.72%) SQL DBA
4 17 (19.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (15.73%) SQL Server DBA
6 11 (12.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Server Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (8.99%) Support Engineer
9 7 (7.87%) Analyst
9 7 (7.87%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Active Directory Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Citrix Analyst
11 5 (5.62%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Senior Exchange Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Senior VMware Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Senior Windows Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) Web Services
2 6 (6.74%) .NET
3 3 (3.37%) Java SE
4 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.25%) HTML
5 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.12%) DBIx::Class
5 1 (1.12%) Lucene
5 1 (1.12%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (1.12%) Xapian
Miscellaneous
1 56 (62.92%) Clustering
2 13 (14.61%) Replication
3 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.49%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.25%) iPad
6 2 (2.25%) Life Science
6 2 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) Robotics
7 1 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 73 (82.02%) Windows
2 43 (48.31%) Windows Server
3 38 (42.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (38.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (20.22%) Linux
6 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.74%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.74%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.62%) Unix
9 3 (3.37%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.12%) Android
11 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) High Availability
2 28 (31.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (23.60%) ITIL
4 20 (22.47%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (13.48%) Change Control
6 12 (13.48%) Migration
7 10 (11.24%) Database Mirroring
8 9 (10.11%) ETL
8 9 (10.11%) ITIL V3
9 8 (8.99%) Mentoring
9 8 (8.99%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (7.87%) BCP
10 7 (7.87%) Business Continuity
10 7 (7.87%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (7.87%) Proactive Monitoring
10 7 (7.87%) Service Delivery
11 6 (6.74%) CRM
11 6 (6.74%) DevOps
11 6 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (56.18%) SQL
2 29 (32.58%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.24%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.87%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.49%) Perl
6 3 (3.37%) Java
6 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.37%) VBScript
7 2 (2.25%) PHP
7 2 (2.25%) Python
8 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (19.10%) MCSE
3 14 (15.73%) MCSA
4 12 (13.48%) CCNA
4 12 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (13.48%) Degree
5 10 (11.24%) MCITP
6 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.37%) MCTS
9 2 (2.25%) Master's Degree
9 2 (2.25%) MCP
10 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) SLA
2 9 (10.11%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.37%) ISO 22301
4 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
4 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (50.56%) Active Directory
2 27 (30.34%) Hyper-V
3 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (20.22%) vSphere
5 12 (13.48%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (12.36%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (6.74%) XenApp
7 6 (6.74%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.12%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.12%) Docker
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (34.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 16 (17.98%) SCCM
3 14 (15.73%) SCOM
4 7 (7.87%) WSUS
5 6 (6.74%) Ansible
6 5 (5.62%) Perfmon
6 5 (5.62%) Simpana
7 4 (4.49%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (4.49%) Puppet
7 4 (4.49%) SCVMM
8 3 (3.37%) Opsview
8 3 (3.37%) vMotion
8 3 (3.37%) WMI
9 2 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (2.25%) vCenter Server
10 1 (1.12%) Capistrano
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 61 (68.54%) Microsoft
2 42 (47.19%) VMware
3 21 (23.60%) Cisco
4 12 (13.48%) HP
5 10 (11.24%) Dell
6 9 (10.11%) Oracle
7 7 (7.87%) Citrix
7 7 (7.87%) Juniper
7 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.74%) Pega
9 5 (5.62%) AppSense
9 5 (5.62%) CommVault
9 5 (5.62%) F5
10 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.49%) Trend Micro
10 4 (4.49%) Varonis
11 3 (3.37%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (3.37%) Dell Compellent
12 2 (2.25%) EqualLogic
13 1 (1.12%) Capita