The table below looks at the statistics for the Backup Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Backup Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Backup Engineer
Rank 876 868 876
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 15 21 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.020% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.021% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 11
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Backup Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Backup Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Backup Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Backup Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Backup Engineer within the UK.

Backup Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Backup Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Backup Engineer over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 within the UK.

Backup Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Backup Engineer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -28 13 £50,000 -9.09%
London -4 8 £50,000 -23.07%
South East +7 5 £50,000 +81.81%
Surrey -3 5 £50,000 +81.81%
City of London +12 4 £52,500 -
Woking +12 4 - -
Scotland - 1 £37,500 -

Backup Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Backup Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Backup Engineer in their job title.

1 22 (66.67%) SAN
2 20 (60.61%) EMC
3 17 (51.52%) NetBackup
4 16 (48.48%) CommVault
5 10 (30.30%) NAS
6 9 (27.27%) VMware
6 9 (27.27%) Linux
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) Windows
7 8 (24.24%) NetApp
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
7 8 (24.24%) CLARiiON
8 7 (21.21%) HP
8 7 (21.21%) vSphere
9 6 (18.18%) Veeam
9 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (18.18%) Symantec
9 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
11 4 (12.12%) Finance
11 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
11 4 (12.12%) PlateSpin
11 4 (12.12%) Web Services
11 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (12.12%) IaaS
11 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (9.09%) Degree
12 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (9.09%) HP Data Protector

Backup Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Backup Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Backup Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) Lync
1 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) IaaS
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (66.67%) SAN
2 10 (30.30%) NAS
3 6 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) NetScreen
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
2 2 (6.06%) Celerra
2 2 (6.06%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (9.09%) UNIX
2 3 (9.09%) Solaris
2 3 (9.09%) SUSE
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.06%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) NCDA
2 1 (3.03%) EMC Certification
2 1 (3.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) vSphere
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
4 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) UAG
6 1 (3.03%) NFS
6 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (51.52%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
3 3 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (9.09%) PureDisk
3 3 (9.09%) Legato
3 3 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.06%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) EMC
2 16 (48.48%) CommVault
3 9 (27.27%) VMware
4 8 (24.24%) NetApp
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.21%) HP
6 6 (18.18%) Veeam
6 6 (18.18%) Symantec
7 4 (12.12%) PlateSpin
8 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 3 (9.09%) Dell
9 2 (6.06%) Brocade
9 2 (6.06%) Veritas
9 2 (6.06%) Cisco
9 2 (6.06%) IBM
9 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
9 2 (6.06%) Nimsoft
10 1 (3.03%) SAP
10 1 (3.03%) Juniper
10 1 (3.03%) Sophos