Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Failover Clustering (High-Availability, HA)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 949 1092 1068
Rank change year-on-year +143 -24 -13
Permanent jobs citing Failover Clustering 162 124 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.070% 0.067%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.94% 0.75% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 143 106 104
UK median annual salary £55,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,000 £31,625
90th Percentile £73,000 £67,500 £63,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £37,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +29.53% -12.35% -5.56%

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 17,185 16,443 15,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.42% 9.33% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13,440 13,240 12,494
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,568 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.07% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 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 +119 146 £55,000 +37.50% 38
London +119 97 £56,250 +2.27% 15
UK excluding London +56 62 £48,250 +29.53% 23
South East +32 19 £56,250 +40.63% 5
Midlands +44 11 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Scotland +21 10 £36,000 -15.29%
East of England +62 9 £60,000 +100.00% 3
East Midlands +31 8 £49,000 +12.00% 2
North West +33 5 £32,500 - 4
North of England +16 5 £32,500 -7.14% 6
South West +12 5 £47,500 -
West Midlands +39 3 £47,500 +26.67% 7
Wales - 3 £36,250 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 121 (74.69%) Windows
2 114 (70.37%) Clustering
3 113 (69.75%) Microsoft
4 93 (57.41%) Active Directory
5 90 (55.56%) Windows Server
6 89 (54.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 85 (52.47%) SQL Server
8 77 (47.53%) VMware
9 74 (45.68%) SQL
10 65 (40.12%) High Availability
11 59 (36.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 54 (33.33%) IIS
12 54 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 48 (29.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (28.40%) Firewall
14 46 (28.40%) ITIL
15 45 (27.78%) Linux
16 44 (27.16%) PowerShell
17 41 (25.31%) Replication
17 41 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
18 40 (24.69%) SQL Server 2016
19 39 (24.07%) Migration
19 39 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
19 39 (24.07%) DNS
20 38 (23.46%) Hyper-V
21 36 (22.22%) DHCP
22 35 (21.60%) Dell
23 33 (20.37%) Data Centre
24 32 (19.75%) Veeam
25 31 (19.14%) Amazon RDS

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 54 (33.33%) IIS
2 27 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.49%) Tomcat
4 12 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (4.32%) Confluence
5 7 (4.32%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.70%) Apache
7 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.85%) nginx
8 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 89 (54.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (19.14%) Office 365
3 29 (17.90%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (5.56%) SaaS
6 6 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.70%) IaaS
7 5 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.09%) Amazon S3
7 5 (3.09%) PaaS
7 5 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 46 (28.40%) Firewall
2 39 (24.07%) DNS
3 36 (22.22%) DHCP
4 25 (15.43%) WAN
5 22 (13.58%) VPN
6 21 (12.96%) VLAN
7 16 (9.88%) LAN
7 16 (9.88%) SAN
8 11 (6.79%) iSCSI
9 10 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (6.17%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (6.17%) WLAN
10 9 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (4.32%) Converged Networks
11 7 (4.32%) NetScaler
11 7 (4.32%) TCP/IP
11 7 (4.32%) Unified Communications
12 5 (3.09%) Multicast
12 5 (3.09%) SSH
12 5 (3.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (52.47%) SQL Server
2 40 (24.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 31 (19.14%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (16.05%) NoSQL
5 25 (15.43%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (12.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 17 (10.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (9.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (9.88%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 16 (9.88%) MongoDB
12 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (6.79%) MySQL
14 10 (6.17%) Oracle Database
14 10 (6.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Visual Studio
1 7 (4.32%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (3.70%) Maven
2 6 (3.70%) TeamCity
3 5 (3.09%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (12.35%) Retail
2 11 (6.79%) Finance
3 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.62%) Automotive
3 1 (0.62%) Banking
3 1 (0.62%) Law
3 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.62%) Marketing
3 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (34.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (31.48%) DBA
3 40 (24.69%) Administrator
4 39 (24.07%) SQL DBA
5 30 (18.52%) Azure Engineer
5 30 (18.52%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (18.52%) Microsoft Engineer
6 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (11.11%) Senior DBA
7 18 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
8 11 (6.79%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) Architect
9 10 (6.17%) Oracle DBA
9 10 (6.17%) SQL Server DBA
9 10 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) Server Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.41%) Web Services
2 7 (4.32%) .NET
3 6 (3.70%) Apache CXF
3 6 (3.70%) RESTful
3 6 (3.70%) SOAP
3 6 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (0.62%) CGI
4 1 (0.62%) EDI
4 1 (0.62%) LDAP
4 1 (0.62%) REST
4 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 114 (70.37%) Clustering
2 41 (25.31%) Replication
3 33 (20.37%) Data Centre
4 14 (8.64%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (7.41%) Public Cloud
6 10 (6.17%) CMDB
6 10 (6.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.09%) Derivative
8 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.62%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.62%) Fintech
9 1 (0.62%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.62%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (74.69%) Windows
2 90 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 45 (27.78%) Linux
4 41 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.49%) CentOS
7 14 (8.64%) Unix
8 11 (6.79%) Windows 7
8 11 (6.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (6.17%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.09%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (3.09%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.62%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.12%) High Availability
2 59 (36.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 48 (29.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (28.40%) ITIL
5 39 (24.07%) Migration
6 25 (15.43%) Change Control
6 25 (15.43%) CRM
6 25 (15.43%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
8 21 (12.96%) Proactive Monitoring
8 21 (12.96%) Problem Management
9 20 (12.35%) Database Mirroring
10 19 (11.73%) Database Security
10 19 (11.73%) Load Balancing
11 18 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (10.49%) Performance Monitoring
13 15 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (8.64%) Data Centre Operations
14 14 (8.64%) Server Virtualisation
15 13 (8.02%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 74 (45.68%) SQL
2 44 (27.16%) PowerShell
3 29 (17.90%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.32%) C#
5 6 (3.70%) Java
5 6 (3.70%) Python
6 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.23%) Perl
7 2 (1.23%) VBScript
8 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (15.43%) MCSA
3 20 (12.35%) MCSE
4 10 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (5.56%) VCP6
6 7 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.32%) MCP
7 5 (3.09%) CCNA
7 5 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.47%) MCITP
9 3 (1.85%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.47%) GDPR
2 4 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.62%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 93 (57.41%) Active Directory
2 54 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (23.46%) Hyper-V
4 23 (14.20%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (9.88%) vSphere
6 14 (8.64%) XenApp
7 11 (6.79%) XenDesktop
8 10 (6.17%) DFS Replication
8 10 (6.17%) Oracle Clusterware
8 10 (6.17%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (6.17%) Terminal Services
8 10 (6.17%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (3.70%) NFS
10 5 (3.09%) VMFS
11 4 (2.47%) Docker
11 4 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (1.23%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.62%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 20 (12.35%) SCOM
2 19 (11.73%) SCCM
3 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (9.88%) Perfmon
5 12 (7.41%) vRealize
6 10 (6.17%) Data Guard
6 10 (6.17%) SCVMM
7 9 (5.56%) vCenter Server
8 7 (4.32%) Ansible
9 6 (3.70%) Nagios
10 4 (2.47%) Backup Exec
10 4 (2.47%) Kubernetes
10 4 (2.47%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.47%) Puppet
10 4 (2.47%) SCOrch
10 4 (2.47%) WSUS
11 3 (1.85%) PowerCLI
12 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 1 (0.62%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 113 (69.75%) Microsoft
2 77 (47.53%) VMware
3 35 (21.60%) Dell
4 32 (19.75%) Veeam
5 26 (16.05%) Cisco
6 23 (14.20%) Citrix
6 23 (14.20%) IBM
7 22 (13.58%) SolarWinds
8 21 (12.96%) HP
8 21 (12.96%) RedGate
9 20 (12.35%) EMC
9 20 (12.35%) Oracle
10 18 (11.11%) NetApp
11 16 (9.88%) Red Hat
12 14 (8.64%) EqualLogic
12 14 (8.64%) Symantec
13 10 (6.17%) Hitachi
13 10 (6.17%) Snow
14 9 (5.56%) Ivanti
14 9 (5.56%) Sun