Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 886 882 886
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -13
Permanent jobs citing BCP 291 317 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 252 221 318
UK median annual salary £60,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.21% +0.95% +10.53%
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £79,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% -5.26%

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 155,871 157,999 183,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.53% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 125,016 130,615 152,469
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -21 277 £60,000 +13.21% 36
London +33 178 £65,000 +11.59% 16
UK excluding London -23 114 £44,000 +10.00% 20
South East -19 33 £40,000 -15.79% 8
East of England +4 27 £50,500 +51.65% 1
Midlands +24 24 £37,500 - 5
West Midlands +18 23 £37,500 -25.00% 2
North of England -3 19 £44,000 +6.67% 4
Yorkshire +25 11 £44,000 +6.67%
Scotland -26 9 £50,000 +33.33%
North West -10 7 £57,500 +19.17% 2
East Midlands +14 1 £40,000 +18.52% 3
South West +1 1 £42,500 +39.34% 2
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
North East - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing BCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BCP.

1 175 (60.14%) Business Continuity
2 151 (51.89%) Finance
3 146 (50.17%) Business Continuity Planning
4 126 (43.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 101 (34.71%) Windows
6 94 (32.30%) Microsoft
7 79 (27.15%) VMware
8 76 (26.12%) ITIL
9 74 (25.43%) Windows Server
10 71 (24.40%) Firewall
11 67 (23.02%) Active Directory
12 63 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 58 (19.93%) Information Security
14 56 (19.24%) SQL Server
15 55 (18.90%) Project Management
16 51 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
17 48 (16.49%) SQL
18 47 (16.15%) Cisco
19 43 (14.78%) Legal
19 43 (14.78%) Line Management
20 41 (14.09%) Linux
20 41 (14.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 40 (13.75%) SAN
22 39 (13.40%) LAN
22 39 (13.40%) Management Information System
23 38 (13.06%) MS Exchange
23 38 (13.06%) SSL
24 37 (12.71%) WAN
24 37 (12.71%) Patch Management
25 36 (12.37%) Risk Management

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 38 (13.06%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.90%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.87%) IIS
4 12 (4.12%) Confluence
4 12 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.44%) nginx
5 10 (3.44%) uWSGI
6 6 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.37%) Kentico
9 3 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.03%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.37%) Sage 200
2 4 (1.37%) SAP Business One
3 3 (1.03%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (1.03%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (7.90%) Office 365
4 11 (3.78%) SaaS
5 9 (3.09%) PaaS
6 7 (2.41%) IaaS
7 6 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.03%) GitHub
9 3 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 71 (24.40%) Firewall
2 40 (13.75%) SAN
3 39 (13.40%) LAN
4 38 (13.06%) SSL
5 37 (12.71%) WAN
6 34 (11.68%) DNS
6 34 (11.68%) VoIP
7 23 (7.90%) VLAN
7 23 (7.90%) Wireless
8 20 (6.87%) IPsec
9 19 (6.53%) SMTP
10 18 (6.19%) VPN
11 17 (5.84%) DHCP
12 16 (5.50%) HTTP
12 16 (5.50%) SNMP
13 13 (4.47%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (4.12%) TCP/IP
15 11 (3.78%) Internet
15 11 (3.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.24%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.47%) MySQL
6 11 (3.78%) Power BI
7 10 (3.44%) MariaDB
7 10 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.72%) Big Data
9 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.34%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (5.84%) Git (software)
1 17 (5.84%) JIRA
2 10 (3.44%) Subversion
3 5 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.03%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.69%) FxCop
6 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.69%) Selenium
7 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.34%) Buildbot
7 1 (0.34%) Chocolatey
7 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.34%) JHipster
7 1 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.34%) Protractor
7 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 151 (51.89%) Finance
2 43 (14.78%) Legal
3 28 (9.62%) Banking
4 26 (8.93%) Telecoms
5 16 (5.50%) Back Office
6 13 (4.47%) Marketing
7 12 (4.12%) International Banking
8 8 (2.75%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.75%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.41%) Retail
10 6 (2.06%) Front Office
10 6 (2.06%) Law
11 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.37%) Advertising
13 2 (0.69%) Automotive
13 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 46 (15.81%) Analyst
2 43 (14.78%) IT Manager
3 29 (9.97%) Business Manager
4 23 (7.90%) Business Analysis Manager
5 18 (6.19%) Administrator
6 15 (5.15%) Commercial Manager
6 15 (5.15%) DBA
7 14 (4.81%) SQL DBA
8 13 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.47%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.12%) Operations Manager
9 12 (4.12%) Product Manager
10 11 (3.78%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.78%) Infrastructure Manager
10 11 (3.78%) SQL Server DBA
10 11 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (3.44%) Desktop Support
11 10 (3.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.78%) .NET
2 10 (3.44%) Django
2 10 (3.44%) FreeSWITCH
2 10 (3.44%) LEMP Stack
2 10 (3.44%) PHP-FPM
2 10 (3.44%) WSGI
3 6 (2.06%) Web Services
4 4 (1.37%) Middleware
4 4 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.69%) Lambda Expressions
6 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.34%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) EDI
6 1 (0.34%) J2EE
6 1 (0.34%) LAMP
6 1 (0.34%) Spring
6 1 (0.34%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.40%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.28%) Replication
3 25 (8.59%) Data Centre
4 18 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.81%) Smartphone
6 13 (4.47%) Private Cloud
7 12 (4.12%) Clustering
8 11 (3.78%) STB
9 10 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (3.44%) Wiki
10 7 (2.41%) Fintech
11 6 (2.06%) User Experience
12 5 (1.72%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.72%) iPad
13 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.37%) PMI
13 4 (1.37%) SWIFT
14 3 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (34.71%) Windows
2 74 (25.43%) Windows Server
3 41 (14.09%) Linux
4 30 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (7.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (5.84%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.78%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.44%) Debian
8 10 (3.44%) Solaris
8 10 (3.44%) Ubuntu
8 10 (3.44%) Unix
9 9 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.34%) Android
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (60.14%) Business Continuity
2 146 (50.17%) Business Continuity Planning
3 126 (43.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 76 (26.12%) ITIL
5 58 (19.93%) Information Security
6 55 (18.90%) Project Management
7 43 (14.78%) Line Management
8 37 (12.71%) Patch Management
9 36 (12.37%) Risk Management
10 35 (12.03%) Change Management
11 30 (10.31%) Collaborative Working
11 30 (10.31%) Incident Management
12 29 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (9.62%) Process Management
13 28 (9.62%) Service Management
14 27 (9.28%) DevOps
14 27 (9.28%) Mathematics
15 26 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (8.93%) Problem Management
15 26 (8.93%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.49%) SQL
2 16 (5.50%) Bash Shell
2 16 (5.50%) Python
3 15 (5.15%) Java
4 14 (4.81%) Perl
5 13 (4.47%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.44%) PHP
7 6 (2.06%) C#
8 4 (1.37%) C
9 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.69%) Scala
9 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.69%) VBA
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) ES6
10 1 (0.34%) Go
10 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (9.97%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (8.59%) CISSP
2 25 (8.59%) ISEB
3 24 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (7.56%) Degree
5 21 (7.22%) CCNA
6 20 (6.87%) MCSE
7 15 (5.15%) CISM
8 12 (4.12%) CISA
9 11 (3.78%) PMI Certification
10 9 (3.09%) PMP
11 7 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.06%) MCSA
13 5 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (1.37%) CRISC
14 4 (1.37%) SANS
14 4 (1.37%) Security Cleared
15 3 (1.03%) ISACA
15 3 (1.03%) ISSMP
15 3 (1.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.59%) GDPR
3 17 (5.84%) SLA
4 16 (5.50%) COBIT
4 16 (5.50%) PCI DSS
5 9 (3.09%) QA
6 7 (2.41%) ISO 9001
7 6 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.72%) ISO 22301
9 4 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (1.03%) PMO
10 3 (1.03%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.69%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.34%) MiFID
12 1 (0.34%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.34%) PSD2
System Software
1 67 (23.02%) Active Directory
2 63 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (9.97%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (7.90%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.47%) vSphere
6 10 (3.44%) BIND 9
6 10 (3.44%) Kamailio
6 10 (3.44%) Postfix
7 5 (1.72%) XenApp
8 3 (1.03%) Docker
8 3 (1.03%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.34%) Firmware
10 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.81%) SCCM
2 13 (4.47%) Nagios
3 12 (4.12%) Puppet
4 10 (3.44%) Cacti
4 10 (3.44%) HAProxy
4 10 (3.44%) Munin
5 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.06%) SCOM
6 6 (2.06%) WSUS
7 5 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.37%) Nessus
8 4 (1.37%) QRadar
9 3 (1.03%) Ansible
9 3 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.69%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.69%) Mesos
Vendors
1 94 (32.30%) Microsoft
2 79 (27.15%) VMware
3 47 (16.15%) Cisco
4 22 (7.56%) Citrix
5 17 (5.84%) Symantec
6 13 (4.47%) Avaya
7 12 (4.12%) Oracle
8 11 (3.78%) Bloomberg
9 10 (3.44%) Dell
10 9 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (2.75%) Google
11 8 (2.75%) Reuters
11 8 (2.75%) Veeam
12 7 (2.41%) F5
12 7 (2.41%) HP
12 7 (2.41%) IBM
13 6 (2.06%) Cognos
13 6 (2.06%) Micro Focus
13 6 (2.06%) Sybase
14 5 (1.72%) Red Hat