Period
to 22 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Backup Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

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

Backup Specialist
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1083 1179 1205
Rank change year-on-year +96 +26 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Backup Specialist 5 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.001% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.001% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 11
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £42,500 £51,250 £41,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% -5.51%

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 138,759 166,873 171,901
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.22% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 110,813 134,972 140,035
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Backup Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Backup Specialist in the UK

Backup Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Backup Specialist in the UK

Backup Specialist
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +97 5 £45,000 -14.29%
UK excluding London +78 5 £45,000 -14.29%
South East +37 5 £45,000 -14.29%

Backup Specialist Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, Backup Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Backup Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Dell
1 5 (100.00%) EMC
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Veeam
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Environments

Backup Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Dell
1 5 (100.00%) EMC
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Veeam
1 5 (100.00%) VMware