Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Backup Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Backup Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1154 1171 1215
Rank change year-on-year +17 +44 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 34 52 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.027% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.028% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 65
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -24.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £43,750 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +15.13% -24.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171576 182627 210672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137617 152768 175132
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Backup Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Backup Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Backup Engineer 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.

Salary trend for Backup Engineer in the UK

Backup Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Backup Engineer over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Backup Engineer in the UK

Backup Engineer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 -1 33 £45,000 +5.88% 1
UK excluding London +9 19 £43,750 -
London +16 15 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North of England +10 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Midlands +18 5 £36,500 -
West Midlands +5 5 £36,500 -
South East +41 4 £42,500 -10.53%
North West - 4 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +21 3 £42,500 +21.43%
South West +2 1 £57,500 -
Wales - 1 £16,500 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 -

Backup Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Backup Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Backup Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) VMware
3 15 (44.12%) Linux
4 13 (38.24%) SAN
5 11 (32.35%) CommVault
6 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
6 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (29.41%) ITIL
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
8 8 (23.53%) NetApp
9 7 (20.59%) EMC
9 7 (20.59%) NetBackup
9 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (20.59%) Capacity Management
10 6 (17.65%) Process Improvement
10 6 (17.65%) Regulatory Compliance
10 6 (17.65%) Backup Exec
10 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (17.65%) Finance
10 6 (17.65%) WSUS
10 6 (17.65%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (17.65%) SQL
10 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 6 (17.65%) Symantec
11 5 (14.71%) HP
11 5 (14.71%) NAS
11 5 (14.71%) vSphere
11 5 (14.71%) 3PAR
12 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell

Backup Engineer Skill Set
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 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) IaaS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) PaaS
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) SAN
2 5 (14.71%) NAS
3 3 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.94%) NaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Flash
1 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Hedge funds
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (5.88%) Replication
5 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.88%) CentOS
6 2 (5.88%) SUSE
7 1 (2.94%) AIX
7 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Capacity Management
2 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (17.65%) Process Improvement
3 6 (17.65%) Regulatory Compliance
4 4 (11.76%) Change Control
4 4 (11.76%) Low Latency
4 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (11.76%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 3 (8.82%) Data Management
5 3 (8.82%) Information Security
5 3 (8.82%) Information Security Management
5 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.82%) Security Management
6 2 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) ITSM
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) Security Patching
6 2 (5.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) Korn
4 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (8.82%) MCSA
2 3 (8.82%) MCSE
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.71%) vSphere
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) NetBackup
2 6 (17.65%) Backup Exec
2 6 (17.65%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (17.65%) WSUS
3 3 (8.82%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (8.82%) Simpana
4 1 (2.94%) Grafana
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.94%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (2.94%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) VMware
2 11 (32.35%) CommVault
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) NetApp
5 7 (20.59%) EMC
6 6 (17.65%) Symantec
7 5 (14.71%) 3PAR
7 5 (14.71%) HP
8 4 (11.76%) Citrix
8 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
9 3 (8.82%) Veeam
9 3 (8.82%) Veritas
10 2 (5.88%) Brocade
10 2 (5.88%) Cisco
11 1 (2.94%) arcserve
11 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
11 1 (2.94%) Oracle
11 1 (2.94%) Remedy
11 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow