The table below looks at the statistics for BCP skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BCP over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Rank 207 176 181
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Permanent jobs citing BCP 4 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.079% 0.16% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.19% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 14
Average salary £46,250 £52,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.90% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £43,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-13.72% +7.36%
BCP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4079 3599 3748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.07% 80.99% 77.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3418 2943 3158
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

BCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BCP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BCP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BCP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BCP across the West Midlands region.

BCP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

BCP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BCP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

BCP Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

BCP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham - 2 £50,000 -
Warwickshire -10 1 £42,500 -34.61%
Bilston - 1 £37,500 -
BCP
England

BCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing BCP also 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 that cited BCP.

1 13 (76.47%) Business Continuity
1 13 (76.47%) Business Continuity Planning
2 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) ITIL
3 11 (64.71%) Service Delivery
3 11 (64.71%) Security Management
4 9 (52.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (52.94%) SLA
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 8 (47.06%) Coaching
6 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
7 3 (17.65%) Electronics
7 3 (17.65%) CISSP
7 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (17.65%) COBIT
7 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (17.65%) Information Governance
7 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
7 3 (17.65%) Process Management
7 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management

BCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing BCP also 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 that cited BCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (47.06%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Service Manager
1 8 (47.06%) Customer Services Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Business Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Database Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) CESG
2 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Business Continuity
1 13 (76.47%) Business Continuity Planning
2 11 (64.71%) Security Management
2 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 11 (64.71%) Service Delivery
3 9 (52.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (47.06%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) Process Management
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
5 3 (17.65%) Information Governance
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security
5 3 (17.65%) Data Management
5 3 (17.65%) Content Management
5 3 (17.65%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (17.65%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) SLA
2 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (17.65%) COBIT
3 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Stonesoft
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix