Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for BCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BCP over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 959 918 969
Rank change year-on-year -41 +51 -67
Permanent jobs citing BCP 239 276 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 179 214 251
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £39,500 £36,975 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £76,425 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +17.65%

BCP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157,849 161,235 182,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.67% 90.75% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,086 129,822 152,126
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,056 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% +3.28% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

BCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BCP in the UK

BCP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for BCP in the UK

BCP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BCP over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for BCP in the UK

BCP
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BCP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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 -29 232 £62,500 +13.64% 24
UK excluding London +10 123 £57,500 +15.00% 17
London -2 115 £65,000 +8.33% 8
South East +24 52 £62,500 +47.06% 1
North of England -2 30 £52,500 -25.00% 8
North West - 20 £65,000 - 2
Midlands -3 17 £37,500 -31.82% 2
East of England -7 13 £75,000 +78.57% 2
East Midlands +11 11 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +5 9 £44,000 -37.14% 5
West Midlands -6 6 £47,500 -15.56% 1
South West +7 5 £85,000 +70.00% 3
Scotland -22 4 £60,000 +42.86% 1
Wales +11 2 £27,000 -
North East -16 1 £60,000 +79.10% 1

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT jobs citing BCP 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 BCP.

1 148 (61.92%) Business Continuity
2 118 (49.37%) Business Continuity Planning
3 101 (42.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 81 (33.89%) Information Security
5 80 (33.47%) Windows
6 78 (32.64%) ITIL
7 68 (28.45%) Finance
8 67 (28.03%) Problem-Solving
9 56 (23.43%) Microsoft
10 53 (22.18%) Active Directory
10 53 (22.18%) Firewall
11 51 (21.34%) Windows Server
12 49 (20.50%) VMware
12 49 (20.50%) Analytical Skills
13 46 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
14 45 (18.83%) Project Management
15 39 (16.32%) CISSP
15 39 (16.32%) Data Centre
15 39 (16.32%) GDPR
16 37 (15.48%) Management Information System
16 37 (15.48%) Risk Management
17 35 (14.64%) Cybersecurity
17 35 (14.64%) Degree
18 34 (14.23%) Linux
19 33 (13.81%) Cisco
19 33 (13.81%) CISM
19 33 (13.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 32 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
20 32 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
21 31 (12.97%) MS Exchange

BCP
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 31 (12.97%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.37%) IIS
3 17 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (5.02%) SharePoint
6 11 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.77%) Skype for Business
8 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2000
8 8 (3.35%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.67%) Apache
9 4 (1.67%) JBoss
9 4 (1.67%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.26%) CMS
11 2 (0.84%) Confluence
11 2 (0.84%) nginx
11 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.84%) uWSGI
11 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) Revit
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (2.51%) IntelliMatch
1 6 (2.51%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.84%) Magento
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 46 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (12.55%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (7.11%) Office 365
4 11 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.35%) SaaS
6 4 (1.67%) IaaS
7 3 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 53 (22.18%) Firewall
2 30 (12.55%) LAN
3 29 (12.13%) WAN
4 28 (11.72%) DNS
5 24 (10.04%) Network Security
6 23 (9.62%) SAN
7 18 (7.53%) DHCP
8 14 (5.86%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.35%) Extranet
9 8 (3.35%) Internet
9 8 (3.35%) Intranet
9 8 (3.35%) NAS
9 8 (3.35%) VPN
10 7 (2.93%) VoIP
11 6 (2.51%) SNMP
12 5 (2.09%) BGP
12 5 (2.09%) SSL
12 5 (2.09%) VLAN
13 4 (1.67%) Modbus
13 4 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.35%) Big Data
3 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.84%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.84%) MS Access
5 2 (0.84%) MySQL
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.42%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.42%) GIS
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.26%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.26%) JIRA
4 2 (0.84%) Subversion
5 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (28.45%) Finance
2 23 (9.62%) Legal
3 18 (7.53%) Retail
4 17 (7.11%) Banking
4 17 (7.11%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.44%) Marketing
6 11 (4.60%) Back Office
7 9 (3.77%) Investment Banking
8 8 (3.35%) Retail Banking
9 6 (2.51%) International Banking
10 5 (2.09%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.26%) Front Office
12 2 (0.84%) Law
13 1 (0.42%) Billing
13 1 (0.42%) Local Government
13 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (11.72%) IT Manager
2 27 (11.30%) Security Manager
3 25 (10.46%) Architect
4 24 (10.04%) Information Manager
4 24 (10.04%) Information Security Manager
5 23 (9.62%) Analyst
6 18 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.60%) IT Engineer
8 11 (4.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.60%) Senior Manager
8 11 (4.60%) Team Leader
9 10 (4.18%) Lead Architect
10 9 (3.77%) IT Support
11 8 (3.35%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.35%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.35%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.35%) Senior IT Engineer
11 8 (3.35%) Service Manager
11 8 (3.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.77%) Web Services
2 4 (1.67%) Middleware
3 2 (0.84%) Django
3 2 (0.84%) Flash
3 2 (0.84%) FreeSWITCH
3 2 (0.84%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (0.84%) PHP-FPM
3 2 (0.84%) WSGI
4 1 (0.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.42%) J2EE
4 1 (0.42%) JSON
4 1 (0.42%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.50%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (16.32%) Data Centre
3 37 (15.48%) Management Information System
4 20 (8.37%) Computer Science
5 17 (7.11%) Hedge funds
6 11 (4.60%) Blackberry
6 11 (4.60%) Private Cloud
7 10 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (2.93%) PKI
9 7 (2.93%) Replication
10 6 (2.51%) Clustering
10 6 (2.51%) Virtual Team
11 5 (2.09%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.67%) CMDB
12 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.84%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.84%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 80 (33.47%) Windows
2 51 (21.34%) Windows Server
3 34 (14.23%) Linux
4 23 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.60%) Unix
7 7 (2.93%) Solaris
7 7 (2.93%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.09%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.67%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.84%) Debian
11 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.42%) CentOS
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (61.92%) Business Continuity
2 118 (49.37%) Business Continuity Planning
3 101 (42.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 81 (33.89%) Information Security
5 78 (32.64%) ITIL
6 67 (28.03%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (18.83%) Project Management
8 37 (15.48%) Risk Management
9 35 (14.64%) Cybersecurity
10 32 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (12.55%) Strategic Planning
12 29 (12.13%) Data Protection
13 27 (11.30%) Service Delivery
14 26 (10.88%) Change Management
14 26 (10.88%) Line Management
15 24 (10.04%) Incident Management
16 23 (9.62%) Data Security
16 23 (9.62%) Regulatory Compliance
16 23 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
17 22 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.79%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.53%) SQL
3 10 (4.18%) VBScript
4 7 (2.93%) Bash Shell
4 7 (2.93%) Python
5 6 (2.51%) Perl
5 6 (2.51%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.26%) C
7 2 (0.84%) PHP
8 1 (0.42%) C#
8 1 (0.42%) Java
8 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (16.32%) CISSP
2 35 (14.64%) Degree
3 33 (13.81%) CISM
4 24 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (7.95%) CISA
6 17 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (6.28%) IISP
8 14 (5.86%) MCSE
9 11 (4.60%) CCNA
9 11 (4.60%) Security Cleared
10 10 (4.18%) CCNP
11 8 (3.35%) CREST Certified
11 8 (3.35%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.93%) MCP
12 7 (2.93%) MCSA
13 6 (2.51%) DBS Check
13 6 (2.51%) MCITP
13 6 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.32%) GDPR
2 33 (13.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (7.95%) SLA
4 12 (5.02%) ISO 9001
5 10 (4.18%) COBIT
5 10 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (3.77%) PCI DSS
7 8 (3.35%) ISO 22301
8 5 (2.09%) QA
9 3 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 53 (22.18%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.69%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.86%) XenApp
5 6 (2.51%) vSphere
6 5 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.26%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.84%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.84%) iptables
9 2 (0.84%) Kamailio
9 2 (0.84%) Postfix
9 2 (0.84%) Samba
10 1 (0.42%) Docker
10 1 (0.42%) KVM
10 1 (0.42%) NFS
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (3.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (2.93%) Puppet
3 5 (2.09%) SCCM
4 4 (1.67%) Nagios
4 4 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (1.67%) SELinux
4 4 (1.67%) WSUS
5 3 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.26%) vRealize
6 2 (0.84%) Cacti
6 2 (0.84%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.84%) Munin
6 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.84%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (23.43%) Microsoft
2 49 (20.50%) VMware
3 33 (13.81%) Cisco
4 22 (9.21%) Citrix
5 19 (7.95%) CheckPoint
6 14 (5.86%) CommVault
6 14 (5.86%) Dell
7 11 (4.60%) Google
7 11 (4.60%) HP
7 11 (4.60%) Oracle
7 11 (4.60%) Symantec
8 8 (3.35%) GFI Software
8 8 (3.35%) Mimosa
8 8 (3.35%) NetApp
8 8 (3.35%) OpenText
8 8 (3.35%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.35%) RightFax
9 7 (2.93%) IBM
9 7 (2.93%) Micro Focus
9 7 (2.93%) SolarWinds