Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1038 1072 1055
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17 +104
Permanent jobs citing Failover Clustering 143 177 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.92% 1.05% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 119 164 235
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £33,336 £30,150 £28,936
90th Percentile £56,750 £63,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +11.43%

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 15509 16797 16731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.75% 8.66% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12614 13686 13448
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%

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 19 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 15 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 19 September 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 +38 136 £45,000 +2.86% 3
UK excluding London +57 75 £41,000 +2.50% 3
London -9 67 £45,000 -10.00%
North of England +2 29 £45,000 -10.00%
Midlands +38 18 £41,000 +6.49%
Yorkshire +27 17 £45,000 -
West Midlands +30 14 £40,550 +39.83%
South East +51 13 £37,000 -15.43% 2
North West -9 12 £30,250 -39.50%
East of England +15 5 £35,000 -39.13% 1
East Midlands +24 4 £45,000 +16.88%
South West +5 4 £24,064 -3.74%
Wales -1 3 £36,116 +50.48%
Scotland - 2 £41,250 -
Northern Ireland -21 1 £32,500 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 106 (74.13%) Windows
2 88 (61.54%) Clustering
3 84 (58.74%) SQL
4 83 (58.04%) SQL Server
5 75 (52.45%) Microsoft
6 70 (48.95%) VMware
7 64 (44.76%) High Availability
8 58 (40.56%) Windows Server
9 55 (38.46%) PowerShell
10 53 (37.06%) Hyper-V
10 53 (37.06%) Active Directory
11 52 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 51 (35.66%) Microsoft Azure
13 47 (32.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 44 (30.77%) Linux
15 43 (30.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (30.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 41 (28.67%) SQL Server 2012
17 40 (27.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 39 (27.27%) SAN
19 34 (23.78%) T-SQL
20 31 (21.68%) Data Warehouse
20 31 (21.68%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (20.98%) Performance Tuning
21 30 (20.98%) Microsoft Clustering
22 29 (20.28%) ITIL
22 29 (20.28%) Finance
23 27 (18.88%) DNS
23 27 (18.88%) Replication
23 27 (18.88%) Performance Monitoring

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 21 (14.69%) IIS
2 17 (11.89%) Skype for Business
3 16 (11.19%) MS Exchange
4 11 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (4.20%) JBoss
7 5 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.80%) Apache
9 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.10%) SAS
9 3 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.70%) nginx
10 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 51 (35.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.39%) Office 365
4 8 (5.59%) SaaS
5 6 (4.20%) Joyent
6 2 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.70%) G Suite
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (27.27%) SAN
2 27 (18.88%) DNS
3 21 (14.69%) TCP/IP
4 16 (11.19%) iSCSI
5 15 (10.49%) DHCP
6 13 (9.09%) LAN
6 13 (9.09%) WAN
7 12 (8.39%) SNMP
8 11 (7.69%) VLAN
9 10 (6.99%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (6.29%) Firewall
11 8 (5.59%) IPv4
12 7 (4.90%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (4.90%) VPN
13 6 (4.20%) Kerberos
14 5 (3.50%) NetScaler
15 4 (2.80%) Wireless
16 3 (2.10%) BGP
17 2 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
18 1 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (58.04%) SQL Server
2 52 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (30.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (28.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 40 (27.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (21.68%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (12.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 17 (11.89%) Oracle Database
9 15 (10.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (10.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (6.99%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (6.29%) DTS
12 9 (6.29%) Relational Database
13 8 (5.59%) Hadoop
13 8 (5.59%) RDBMS
14 6 (4.20%) Big Data
15 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
16 4 (2.80%) OLTP
17 3 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (13.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (4.90%) TeamCity
3 6 (4.20%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.40%) JIRA
6 2 (1.40%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
General
1 29 (20.28%) Finance
2 17 (11.89%) Marketing
3 9 (6.29%) Retail
4 5 (3.50%) Legal
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (35.66%) DBA
2 49 (34.27%) Administrator
3 39 (27.27%) SQL DBA
4 29 (20.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (11.19%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (8.39%) SQL Server DBA
7 10 (6.99%) Developer
7 10 (6.99%) SQL Developer
8 9 (6.29%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) Windows Administrator
9 8 (5.59%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.90%) Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Citrix Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) IT Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Senior DBA
11 5 (3.50%) Senior SQL DBA
11 5 (3.50%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.80%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) Web Services
2 6 (4.20%) .NET
3 3 (2.10%) Java SE
4 2 (1.40%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.70%) LAMP
5 1 (0.70%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.70%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 88 (61.54%) Clustering
2 27 (18.88%) Replication
3 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.29%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.50%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.80%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.40%) iPad
7 2 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.70%) Life Science
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.70%) NHS
8 1 (0.70%) Robotics
8 1 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 106 (74.13%) Windows
2 58 (40.56%) Windows Server
3 47 (32.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (30.77%) Linux
5 26 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.90%) CentOS
8 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.20%) Solaris
8 6 (4.20%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.80%) SmartOS
9 4 (2.80%) Unix
10 3 (2.10%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.70%) Android
12 1 (0.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (44.76%) High Availability
2 30 (20.98%) Performance Tuning
3 29 (20.28%) ITIL
4 27 (18.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 22 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (11.89%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (11.19%) Migration
8 14 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (9.79%) Data Protection
9 13 (9.09%) Change Management
9 13 (9.09%) ETL
9 13 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
10 12 (8.39%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (8.39%) DevOps
11 11 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.99%) Database Mirroring
12 10 (6.99%) Infrastructure Management
13 8 (5.59%) Service Delivery
14 7 (4.90%) Change Control
15 6 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 84 (58.74%) SQL
2 55 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 34 (23.78%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.80%) Java
5 3 (2.10%) Perl
5 3 (2.10%) PHP
5 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.40%) Python
6 2 (1.40%) Ruby
6 2 (1.40%) VBScript
7 1 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 31 (21.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (16.78%) MCSE
3 17 (11.89%) Degree
4 10 (6.99%) MCSA
4 10 (6.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (6.29%) RHCE
6 6 (4.20%) MCITP
6 6 (4.20%) VCP5
7 5 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.10%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.40%) CCNA
10 2 (1.40%) MCP
11 1 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.99%) Data Quality
1 10 (6.99%) SLA
2 8 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.80%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.10%) ISO 22301
4 3 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 53 (37.06%) Active Directory
1 53 (37.06%) Hyper-V
2 43 (30.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.59%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (11.89%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (11.19%) vSphere
6 14 (9.79%) XenServer
7 8 (5.59%) KVM
7 8 (5.59%) vCloud
8 6 (4.20%) XenApp
8 6 (4.20%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.10%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.40%) NFS
11 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.70%) LXC
11 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.70%) Varnish
11 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (20.98%) Microsoft Clustering
2 26 (18.18%) SCOM
3 17 (11.89%) SCCM
4 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 12 (8.39%) Puppet
6 11 (7.69%) SCVMM
6 11 (7.69%) WMI
7 9 (6.29%) WSUS
8 8 (5.59%) PowerCLI
9 7 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (4.20%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (4.20%) Perfmon
10 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (2.80%) Ansible
11 4 (2.80%) Backup Exec
11 4 (2.80%) DatAdvantage
12 3 (2.10%) Opsview
12 3 (2.10%) Simpana
12 3 (2.10%) vMotion
13 2 (1.40%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 75 (52.45%) Microsoft
2 70 (48.95%) VMware
3 23 (16.08%) Oracle
4 21 (14.69%) Dell
5 17 (11.89%) Cisco
6 16 (11.19%) HP
7 13 (9.09%) Dell Compellent
7 13 (9.09%) NetApp
7 13 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 11 (7.69%) Citrix
9 10 (6.99%) EqualLogic
10 7 (4.90%) Juniper
11 6 (4.20%) Nexenta
11 6 (4.20%) Pega
12 5 (3.50%) AppSense
13 4 (2.80%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (2.80%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.80%) Trend Micro
13 4 (2.80%) Varonis
14 3 (2.10%) MobileIron