Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Business Continuity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Business Continuity over the 6 months to 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 440 439 412
Rank change year-on-year -1 -27 +10
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 1,158 1,140 1,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.74% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 892 883 1,251
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,670
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.13% -4.66%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -5.56%

Business Continuity 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 161,030 153,690 182,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.85% 90.46% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 130,479 126,505 152,021
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,058 £27,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Business Continuity over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Business Continuity within the UK over the 6 months to 24 April 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 -14 1,092 £52,500 -3.67% 125
UK excluding London 0 649 £45,000 -5.26% 86
London -29 491 £60,000 +5.73% 45
South East +7 203 £47,500 -5.00% 23
North of England +13 182 £45,575 +7.24% 31
Midlands -17 117 £40,375 -10.28% 13
North West +10 114 £50,000 +20.48% 17
West Midlands +5 81 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire -2 57 £43,250 -3.89% 7
South West -4 52 £47,500 -0.52% 7
East of England -36 46 £46,500 -13.49% 6
Scotland -30 40 £39,000 -15.68% 2
East Midlands -29 36 £42,500 -10.53% 6
Wales +24 24 £34,000 +9.68% 3
North East -21 11 £74,000 +74.12% 7
Northern Ireland +3 3 £55,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT jobs citing Business Continuity 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 Business Continuity.

1 494 (42.66%) Disaster Recovery
2 341 (29.45%) Windows
3 326 (28.15%) Finance
4 297 (25.65%) ITIL
5 285 (24.61%) Information Security
6 266 (22.97%) Microsoft
7 222 (19.17%) Active Directory
8 220 (19.00%) Firewall
9 217 (18.74%) SQL
10 211 (18.22%) SQL Server
11 203 (17.53%) Windows Server
12 202 (17.44%) Degree
13 198 (17.10%) VMware
14 190 (16.41%) Management Information System
15 187 (16.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 171 (14.77%) Project Management
17 169 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
18 166 (14.34%) Business Continuity Planning
18 166 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 165 (14.25%) Risk Management
20 163 (14.08%) Cisco
21 162 (13.99%) Change Management
22 150 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
23 149 (12.87%) BCP
24 141 (12.18%) Linux
25 138 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
26 134 (11.57%) Data Protection
27 132 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
28 131 (11.31%) Oracle
29 129 (11.14%) CISSP

Business Continuity
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
1 116 (10.02%) MS Exchange
2 73 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 66 (5.70%) IIS
4 50 (4.32%) Skype for Business
5 49 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (1.99%) SAS
8 20 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.69%) CMS
13 5 (0.43%) Apache
13 5 (0.43%) Confluence
14 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.26%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.26%) JBoss
15 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.17%) Revit
6 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.086%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 14 (1.21%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.69%) IntelliMatch
3 8 (0.69%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.26%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.17%) Magento
7 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.086%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.086%) Finacle
8 1 (0.086%) iTrent
8 1 (0.086%) Kondor
8 1 (0.086%) Maximo
8 1 (0.086%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.086%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 150 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (9.93%) Office 365
3 89 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (6.22%) PaaS
5 66 (5.70%) SaaS
6 58 (5.01%) IaaS
7 23 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (1.99%) Mimecast
8 14 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.17%) G Suite
11 2 (0.17%) GitHub
11 2 (0.17%) Sage Pay
11 2 (0.17%) Trello
12 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.086%) Datadog
12 1 (0.086%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 220 (19.00%) Firewall
2 118 (10.19%) WAN
3 117 (10.10%) LAN
4 113 (9.76%) SAN
5 99 (8.55%) DNS
6 98 (8.46%) VPN
7 82 (7.08%) Network Security
8 76 (6.56%) DHCP
8 76 (6.56%) VoIP
9 71 (6.13%) SSL
10 60 (5.18%) Wireless
11 58 (5.01%) Internet
12 51 (4.40%) TCP/IP
13 45 (3.89%) IPsec
14 37 (3.20%) MPLS
15 35 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
17 29 (2.50%) Skype
17 29 (2.50%) Unified Communications
18 24 (2.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (3.71%) MySQL
4 42 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (3.11%) OLAP
7 35 (3.02%) Oracle Database
8 32 (2.76%) Big Data
9 29 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
10 23 (1.99%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (1.73%) Power BI
11 20 (1.73%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (1.12%) QlikView
14 12 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (1.64%) JIRA
2 11 (0.95%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.52%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.17%) ERwin
5 2 (0.17%) Selenium
5 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.17%) Subversion
5 2 (0.17%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.086%) NUnit
General
1 326 (28.15%) Finance
2 110 (9.50%) Legal
3 68 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 64 (5.53%) Banking
5 33 (2.85%) Retail
6 31 (2.68%) Law
7 22 (1.90%) Back Office
7 22 (1.90%) Marketing
8 14 (1.21%) Advertising
8 14 (1.21%) Games
9 12 (1.04%) Front Office
10 10 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.78%) International Banking
11 9 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.60%) Billing
13 5 (0.43%) Local Government
13 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
14 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 163 (14.08%) Analyst
2 109 (9.41%) Architect
3 107 (9.24%) IT Manager
4 77 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 73 (6.30%) Security Manager
6 59 (5.09%) Security Analyst
7 53 (4.58%) Support Analyst
8 49 (4.23%) Information Manager
9 48 (4.15%) Administrator
9 48 (4.15%) Information Security Manager
10 45 (3.89%) Infrastructure Manager
11 40 (3.45%) Head of IT
11 40 (3.45%) Information Analyst
11 40 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
11 40 (3.45%) Support Engineer
11 40 (3.45%) Team Leader
12 38 (3.28%) Business Manager
12 38 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
13 37 (3.20%) Consultant
14 36 (3.11%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.69%) .NET
2 52 (4.49%) Web Services
3 41 (3.54%) Middleware
4 30 (2.59%) XML
5 24 (2.07%) JSON
6 23 (1.99%) SOAP
7 20 (1.73%) WSDL
8 16 (1.38%) LDAP
9 13 (1.12%) .NET Framework
10 11 (0.95%) HTML
11 10 (0.86%) HTML5
12 9 (0.78%) CSS
12 9 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (0.69%) IBM Integration Bus
13 8 (0.69%) SailPoint
14 6 (0.52%) EDI
15 5 (0.43%) REST
16 3 (0.26%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.26%) LINQ
16 3 (0.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 190 (16.41%) Management Information System
2 132 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (9.84%) Data Centre
4 83 (7.17%) Computer Science
5 45 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (3.28%) Mobile App
7 30 (2.59%) Replication
8 29 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 28 (2.42%) Public Cloud
10 27 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
11 25 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (2.07%) Virtual Team
13 22 (1.90%) User Experience
14 21 (1.81%) Fintech
14 21 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (1.47%) Clustering
15 17 (1.47%) Taxonomies
15 17 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
16 16 (1.38%) Driving Licence
16 16 (1.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 341 (29.45%) Windows
2 203 (17.53%) Windows Server
3 141 (12.18%) Linux
4 71 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (3.89%) Unix
7 44 (3.80%) Windows 7
8 38 (3.28%) Windows 10
9 25 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.81%) Solaris
11 18 (1.55%) Android
12 14 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (1.21%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.12%) CentOS
14 12 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.95%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.95%) VMS
16 7 (0.60%) HPUX
17 6 (0.52%) AIX
18 5 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (42.66%) Disaster Recovery
2 297 (25.65%) ITIL
3 285 (24.61%) Information Security
4 171 (14.77%) Project Management
5 169 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
6 166 (14.34%) Business Continuity Planning
7 165 (14.25%) Risk Management
8 162 (13.99%) Change Management
9 149 (12.87%) BCP
10 138 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
11 134 (11.57%) Data Protection
12 127 (10.97%) Incident Management
13 126 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 118 (10.19%) Cybersecurity
15 115 (9.93%) High Availability
16 112 (9.67%) IT Strategy
17 110 (9.50%) Continuous Improvement
18 103 (8.89%) Service Delivery
19 99 (8.55%) Service Management
20 98 (8.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 217 (18.74%) SQL
2 73 (6.30%) PowerShell
3 70 (6.04%) Java
4 35 (3.02%) C
4 35 (3.02%) C#
5 34 (2.94%) Python
6 21 (1.81%) VB
7 16 (1.38%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.21%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.21%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.78%) Perl
11 8 (0.69%) C++
11 8 (0.69%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.69%) Ruby
11 8 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.60%) VBScript
13 6 (0.52%) VBA
14 5 (0.43%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.43%) RPG
Qualifications
1 202 (17.44%) Degree
2 129 (11.14%) CISSP
3 86 (7.43%) CISM
4 78 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (4.23%) CISA
7 47 (4.06%) MCSE
8 36 (3.11%) CCNA
9 32 (2.76%) MCSA
10 30 (2.59%) TOGAF Certification
11 27 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (2.33%) Security Cleared
12 24 (2.07%) CCNP
13 21 (1.81%) ISEB
14 17 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (1.47%) IISP
14 17 (1.47%) PMI Certification
15 16 (1.38%) SANS
16 13 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (16.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 117 (10.10%) SLA
3 93 (8.03%) GDPR
4 67 (5.79%) PCI DSS
5 62 (5.35%) COBIT
6 36 (3.11%) ISO 22301
7 26 (2.25%) Data Quality
8 21 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
9 20 (1.73%) QA
10 19 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (1.38%) PMO
12 11 (0.95%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 8 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.43%) GAMP
15 5 (0.43%) RMADS
16 4 (0.35%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 222 (19.17%) Active Directory
2 166 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (9.50%) Hyper-V
4 47 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (3.11%) vSphere
6 32 (2.76%) XenApp
7 19 (1.64%) Firmware
8 17 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.86%) XenServer
12 9 (0.78%) DFS Replication
12 9 (0.78%) Docker
12 9 (0.78%) NFS
13 7 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.52%) iptables
15 4 (0.35%) MetaFrame
16 3 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (4.40%) SCCM
2 23 (1.99%) SCOM
3 13 (1.12%) Nessus
4 11 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (0.95%) vCenter Server
5 10 (0.86%) AirWatch
5 10 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (0.78%) WSUS
7 8 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (0.69%) Puppet
7 8 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.43%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.43%) Perfmon
9 5 (0.43%) QRadar
9 5 (0.43%) TrustSec
10 4 (0.35%) OpenVAS
10 4 (0.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 266 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 198 (17.10%) VMware
3 163 (14.08%) Cisco
4 131 (11.31%) Oracle
5 72 (6.22%) Citrix
6 37 (3.20%) HP
6 37 (3.20%) Veeam
7 36 (3.11%) Google
8 35 (3.02%) Palo Alto
9 34 (2.94%) SAP
9 34 (2.94%) Symantec
10 28 (2.42%) IBM
11 27 (2.33%) Red Hat
12 26 (2.25%) CheckPoint
13 25 (2.16%) Dell
13 25 (2.16%) NetApp
14 20 (1.73%) Fortinet
15 19 (1.64%) Apple
15 19 (1.64%) SolarWinds
16 18 (1.55%) JD Edwards