Period
to 19 July 2019

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 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 965 1001 1048
Rank change year-on-year +36 +47 +78
Permanent jobs citing Failover Clustering 117 208 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.63% 1.16% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 74 185 126
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +15.38%
10th Percentile £34,450 £31,017 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,175 £75,000 £54,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% +8.97%

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 18,607 17,874 15,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 10.27% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14,194 14,118 12,776
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Failover Clustering in the UK

Failover Clustering
Top 12 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 July 2019. 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 +20 117 £50,000 - 21
London +30 59 £50,000 -14.89% 6
UK excluding London +37 58 £50,000 +8.70% 16
Midlands +33 20 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South East +8 17 £60,000 +76.47% 5
West Midlands +31 14 £47,500 -13.64%
North of England -1 13 £34,250 -25.54% 5
North West +14 10 £33,375 -27.45% 4
East of England - 8 £110,000 - 2
East Midlands +24 6 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 2 - - 1
North East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 83 (70.94%) Clustering
2 79 (67.52%) Windows
2 79 (67.52%) Microsoft
3 77 (65.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (59.83%) Active Directory
5 63 (53.85%) SQL
5 63 (53.85%) VMware
6 59 (50.43%) Windows Server
7 51 (43.59%) ITIL
8 43 (36.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 40 (34.19%) Project Management
10 39 (33.33%) SCCM
10 39 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (32.48%) Hyper-V
11 38 (32.48%) High Availability
11 38 (32.48%) DNS
12 37 (31.62%) DHCP
12 37 (31.62%) Migration
12 37 (31.62%) PowerShell
13 36 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (28.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 32 (27.35%) MCSA
16 31 (26.50%) SQL Server
17 30 (25.64%) T-SQL
18 29 (24.79%) Office 365
19 28 (23.93%) Amazon AWS
19 28 (23.93%) Cisco
20 27 (23.08%) Replication
21 25 (21.37%) Finance
21 25 (21.37%) Line Management

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 20 (17.09%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.68%) IIS
3 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (65.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (24.79%) Office 365
3 28 (23.93%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.27%) IaaS
5 4 (3.42%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.48%) DNS
2 37 (31.62%) DHCP
3 21 (17.95%) Firewall
4 16 (13.68%) WAN
5 15 (12.82%) SAN
6 13 (11.11%) LAN
7 11 (9.40%) VPN
8 9 (7.69%) Wireless
9 8 (6.84%) MPLS
9 8 (6.84%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (6.84%) WLAN
10 6 (5.13%) Converged Networks
10 6 (5.13%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (5.13%) iSCSI
10 6 (5.13%) Unified Communications
10 6 (5.13%) VLAN
11 5 (4.27%) NetScaler
11 5 (4.27%) VSAN
12 4 (3.42%) Internet
12 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.09%) Amazon RDS
2 20 (17.09%) NoSQL
3 18 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (13.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (12.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (11.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (10.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (10.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 12 (10.26%) MongoDB
8 12 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (10.26%) Relational Database
9 8 (6.84%) MySQL
10 4 (3.42%) Power BI
11 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.56%) Subversion
2 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (21.37%) Finance
2 12 (10.26%) Retail
3 5 (4.27%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (23.93%) DBA
3 26 (22.22%) SQL DBA
4 20 (17.09%) Administrator
5 15 (12.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (11.11%) IT Engineer
7 11 (9.40%) Azure Engineer
7 11 (9.40%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (8.55%) SCCM Engineer
9 9 (7.69%) Architect
9 9 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
9 9 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.69%) Senior SCCM Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Consultant
10 7 (5.98%) Database Manager
10 7 (5.98%) DBA Manager
11 6 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.13%) Web Services
2 5 (4.27%) .NET
3 3 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.56%) RESTful
4 2 (1.71%) XML
5 1 (0.85%) LDAP
5 1 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 83 (70.94%) Clustering
2 27 (23.08%) Replication
3 15 (12.82%) Data Centre
4 11 (9.40%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (6.84%) CMDB
5 8 (6.84%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (6.84%) Public Cloud
5 8 (6.84%) Reference Data
6 7 (5.98%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.42%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.42%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 79 (67.52%) Windows
2 59 (50.43%) Windows Server
3 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (17.09%) Linux
5 10 (8.55%) CentOS
6 8 (6.84%) Ubuntu
6 8 (6.84%) Windows 7
6 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.98%) Unix
8 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.71%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.85%) AIX
11 1 (0.85%) Solaris
11 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.59%) ITIL
2 43 (36.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 40 (34.19%) Project Management
4 38 (32.48%) High Availability
5 37 (31.62%) Migration
6 33 (28.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (21.37%) Line Management
8 23 (19.66%) Database Security
9 19 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (16.24%) CRM
9 19 (16.24%) Incident Management
10 16 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
11 13 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
12 12 (10.26%) Change Control
12 12 (10.26%) Preventative Maintenance
13 11 (9.40%) Change Management
13 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 63 (53.85%) SQL
2 37 (31.62%) PowerShell
3 30 (25.64%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.98%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.27%) C#
6 3 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (1.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) Java
8 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (27.35%) MCSA
3 24 (20.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (19.66%) MCSE
5 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.56%) VCP6
8 1 (0.85%) CCNA
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) GDPR
2 4 (3.42%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) NIST
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 70 (59.83%) Active Directory
2 39 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (32.48%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (9.40%) vSphere
6 10 (8.55%) XenApp
6 10 (8.55%) XenDesktop
7 8 (6.84%) Terminal Services
8 5 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.27%) VMware NSX
9 3 (2.56%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.71%) Docker
10 2 (1.71%) NFS
11 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 39 (33.33%) SCCM
2 18 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (11.11%) vRealize
4 12 (10.26%) Perfmon
5 9 (7.69%) SCOM
5 9 (7.69%) vCenter Server
6 8 (6.84%) SCVMM
7 6 (5.13%) Ansible
7 6 (5.13%) Puppet
8 5 (4.27%) NetBackup
8 5 (4.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (2.56%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.71%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.85%) Automic
11 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 79 (67.52%) Microsoft
2 63 (53.85%) VMware
3 28 (23.93%) Cisco
4 22 (18.80%) SolarWinds
5 20 (17.09%) Dell
6 17 (14.53%) Citrix
7 13 (11.11%) EMC
7 13 (11.11%) Veeam
8 12 (10.26%) IBM
8 12 (10.26%) Oracle
8 12 (10.26%) RedGate
9 10 (8.55%) NetApp
9 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
10 8 (6.84%) Hitachi
10 8 (6.84%) HP
10 8 (6.84%) Snow
10 8 (6.84%) Symantec
11 6 (5.13%) Apple
11 6 (5.13%) WatchGuard
12 5 (4.27%) IronPort