Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 670 948 993
Rank change year-on-year +278 +45 +122
Permanent jobs citing Failover Clustering 82 71 137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.057% 0.091%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.79% 0.45% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 77 56 127
Median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.92% -15.91% +37.50%
10th Percentile £36,500 £27,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £78,900 £71,250 £73,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -21.05% +28.38%

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 10,368 15,898 17,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.38% 12.77% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8,533 12,256 13,556
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,290
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.73% +9.12%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +291 80 £57,500 +12.75% 12
UK excluding London +208 45 £50,000 +33.33% 7
London +226 36 £70,000 +32.08% 6
North of England +110 34 £50,000 - 2
North West +97 32 £50,000 - 1
Work from Home -55 10 £65,000 -3.70% 4
Midlands +92 6 - - 2
East Midlands - 6 - - 2
South East +143 4 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Yorkshire +30 2 £32,864 -9.34% 1
Scotland +29 1 £37,500 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 50 (60.98%) Clustering
2 48 (58.54%) Microsoft
3 44 (53.66%) SQL
3 44 (53.66%) Azure
4 42 (51.22%) SQL Server
5 41 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 39 (47.56%) Windows
7 32 (39.02%) Replication
8 29 (35.37%) PowerShell
8 29 (35.37%) Performance Tuning
9 28 (34.15%) Migration
10 27 (32.93%) Windows Server
11 23 (28.05%) High Availability
12 22 (26.83%) AWS
12 22 (26.83%) SCCM
13 21 (25.61%) Law
13 21 (25.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (25.61%) DevOps
13 21 (25.61%) Azure Active Directory
14 20 (24.39%) Hyper-V
14 20 (24.39%) SQL Server 2019
15 18 (21.95%) Linux
16 17 (20.73%) Microsoft Clustering
16 17 (20.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 15 (18.29%) Azure SQL Database
17 15 (18.29%) Firewall
18 14 (17.07%) VMware
18 14 (17.07%) Greenfield Project
19 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
20 11 (13.41%) QA

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 (10.98%) Skype for Business
2 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.54%) IIS
4 6 (7.32%) Ethereum
5 4 (4.88%) Confluence
5 4 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.66%) Apache
6 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 44 (53.66%) Azure
2 22 (26.83%) AWS
3 21 (25.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (12.20%) SaaS
5 9 (10.98%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (10.98%) Amazon S3
6 8 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (9.76%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (9.76%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (9.76%) Azure Functions
6 8 (9.76%) Office 365
6 8 (9.76%) Serverless
7 7 (8.54%) IaaS
7 7 (8.54%) Power Platform
8 4 (4.88%) PaaS
9 2 (2.44%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (2.44%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (1.22%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) Firewall
2 10 (12.20%) DNS
3 9 (10.98%) SAN
3 9 (10.98%) Skype
4 7 (8.54%) DHCP
5 5 (6.10%) NAS
6 3 (3.66%) FTP
6 3 (3.66%) SSL
7 2 (2.44%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.44%) Network Security
7 2 (2.44%) VoIP
7 2 (2.44%) VPN
7 2 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (51.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (24.39%) SQL Server 2019
3 15 (18.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (10.98%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (9.76%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (8.54%) Power BI
8 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 7
9 4 (4.88%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
11 1 (1.22%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.76%) TeamCity
3 7 (8.54%) JIRA
3 7 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (25.61%) Law
2 2 (2.44%) Local Government
2 2 (2.44%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.22%) Automotive
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (43.90%) DBA
2 27 (32.93%) SQL DBA
3 19 (23.17%) SQL Server DBA
4 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Senior DBA
7 6 (7.32%) Senior SQL DBA
8 4 (4.88%) Administrator
8 4 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (3.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.44%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (2.44%) Cisco Support
10 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Support
10 2 (2.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) Web Services
2 4 (4.88%) COM
3 3 (3.66%) LDAP
4 2 (2.44%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 50 (60.98%) Clustering
2 32 (39.02%) Replication
3 14 (17.07%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (10.98%) Data Centre
5 7 (8.54%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.66%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.66%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.22%) CCTV
9 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (47.56%) Windows
2 27 (32.93%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.95%) Linux
4 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.10%) Unix
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (4.88%) Mac OS
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.66%) VMS
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) Performance Tuning
2 28 (34.15%) Migration
3 23 (28.05%) High Availability
4 21 (25.61%) DevOps
4 21 (25.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (20.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (12.20%) Information Security
7 10 (12.20%) Infrastructure as Code
7 10 (12.20%) Load Balancing
8 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
8 8 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (9.76%) Database Security
8 8 (9.76%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (9.76%) ITIL
8 8 (9.76%) Open Source
8 8 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (53.66%) SQL
2 29 (35.37%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.20%) Python
4 8 (9.76%) C#
4 8 (9.76%) Ruby
5 5 (6.10%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.66%) AWK
6 3 (3.66%) C
6 3 (3.66%) Perl
6 3 (3.66%) sed
7 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.10%) MCSA
3 4 (4.88%) CCNA
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.88%) MCSE
4 3 (3.66%) RHCE
4 3 (3.66%) RHCSA
5 2 (2.44%) CCNP
5 2 (2.44%) MCITP
6 1 (1.22%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) QA
2 7 (8.54%) SLA
3 2 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.39%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.41%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (7.32%) Docker
4 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.66%) Firmware
6 3 (3.66%) KVM
6 3 (3.66%) OCFS2
6 3 (3.66%) Postfix
6 3 (3.66%) qmail
6 3 (3.66%) Samba
6 3 (3.66%) Sendmail
6 3 (3.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (3.66%) VMware NSX
6 3 (3.66%) Xen
7 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.22%) vSphere
8 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (26.83%) SCCM
2 17 (20.73%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (9.76%) Puppet
4 6 (7.32%) Kubernetes
4 6 (7.32%) Terraform
5 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (3.66%) SELinux
7 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.44%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.44%) SCOM
7 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (1.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) VMware
3 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.32%) Cisco
4 6 (7.32%) HP
5 5 (6.10%) NetApp
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle
7 3 (3.66%) 3PAR
7 3 (3.66%) Dell
7 3 (3.66%) EMC
8 2 (2.44%) Apple
8 2 (2.44%) Aruba
8 2 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (2.44%) Brocade
8 2 (2.44%) Meraki
8 2 (2.44%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.44%) Sophos
8 2 (2.44%) Synology
8 2 (2.44%) Ubiquiti
9 1 (1.22%) Atlassian