Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 474 423
Rank change year-on-year +62 -51 +11
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 1,194 1,081 1,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.68% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 909 901 1,197
UK median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.54% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,240
90th Percentile £80,250 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -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 149,998 160,045 173,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 119,325 126,229 144,731
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Top 16 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 19 October 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 +51 1,129 £50,000 -9.09% 133
UK excluding London +102 733 £45,000 - 101
London -12 426 £62,500 +4.17% 38
North of England +147 296 £45,000 +7.14% 21
North West +145 201 £45,000 -5.26% 12
South East +21 189 £50,000 -9.09% 28
Midlands +14 110 £40,000 -11.11% 18
West Midlands +47 90 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Yorkshire +23 80 £37,500 -10.71% 7
South West +17 60 £36,554 -23.04% 14
East of England -3 48 £55,000 +37.50% 14
East Midlands -20 19 £42,500 -10.53% 10
Scotland -14 17 £39,500 -16.84% 3
North East +2 15 £30,500 -6.15% 2
Wales +5 14 £43,750 -2.78% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 578 (48.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 394 (33.00%) Finance
3 359 (30.07%) Information Security
4 357 (29.90%) Windows
5 349 (29.23%) ITIL
6 320 (26.80%) Microsoft
7 279 (23.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 271 (22.70%) VMware
9 255 (21.36%) Management Information System
10 243 (20.35%) Risk Management
11 236 (19.77%) Linux
12 228 (19.10%) Data Protection
13 220 (18.43%) Active Directory
14 219 (18.34%) SQL
15 208 (17.42%) GDPR
16 197 (16.50%) Degree
17 190 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
18 188 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
19 186 (15.58%) CISSP
20 179 (14.99%) Project Management
20 179 (14.99%) Firewall
21 173 (14.49%) Windows Server
22 170 (14.24%) Cisco
23 162 (13.57%) Office 365
24 157 (13.15%) Service Management
25 155 (12.98%) Legal
26 153 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
27 151 (12.65%) SQL Server
28 148 (12.40%) Incident Management
29 142 (11.89%) Vulnerability Management

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
1 105 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 70 (5.86%) SharePoint
3 53 (4.44%) IIS
4 37 (3.10%) Skype for Business
5 29 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.75%) Apache
7 9 (0.75%) CMS
7 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (0.67%) JBoss
8 8 (0.67%) Mule
9 7 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.34%) Confluence
11 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 78 (6.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 68 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.25%) Stata
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.84%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.75%) Orchard Housing
4 7 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.42%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.17%) Magento
8 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.17%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.084%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 1 (0.084%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.084%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.084%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 162 (13.57%) Office 365
2 141 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.02%) PaaS
4 36 (3.02%) SaaS
5 28 (2.35%) IaaS
6 24 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.01%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.42%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.42%) Serverless
12 4 (0.34%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (0.34%) G Suite
13 3 (0.25%) GitHub
14 1 (0.084%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.084%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.084%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 179 (14.99%) Firewall
2 132 (11.06%) LAN
3 127 (10.64%) WAN
4 125 (10.47%) Network Security
5 105 (8.79%) DNS
6 103 (8.63%) SAN
7 101 (8.46%) Wi-Fi
8 91 (7.62%) VPN
9 70 (5.86%) DHCP
10 56 (4.69%) VoIP
11 55 (4.61%) TCP/IP
12 39 (3.27%) Internet
13 32 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
13 32 (2.68%) IPsec
14 31 (2.60%) MPLS
15 29 (2.43%) VLAN
15 29 (2.43%) Wireless
16 28 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (2.35%) iSCSI
16 28 (2.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.93%) Big Data
4 18 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (1.42%) MySQL
6 15 (1.26%) Power BI
7 14 (1.17%) Blockchain
8 12 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.50%) DB2
13 6 (0.50%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.76%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.34%) JIRA
4 10 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.34%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.34%) Gatling
5 4 (0.34%) Hudson
5 4 (0.34%) NeoLoad
6 3 (0.25%) Ant
6 3 (0.25%) ER Studio
6 3 (0.25%) GitLab
6 3 (0.25%) Maven
6 3 (0.25%) RStudio
6 3 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.17%) JMeter
7 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.17%) Selenium
7 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.17%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.084%) git-flow
General
1 394 (33.00%) Finance
2 155 (12.98%) Legal
3 79 (6.62%) Telecoms
4 64 (5.36%) Retail
5 58 (4.86%) Banking
6 32 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 24 (2.01%) Law
8 19 (1.59%) Marketing
9 17 (1.42%) Advertising
10 14 (1.17%) Billing
11 12 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.01%) Games
12 11 (0.92%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.84%) Back Office
13 10 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.59%) Front Office
15 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.42%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.42%) Publishing
17 4 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 217 (18.17%) Analyst
2 121 (10.13%) IT Manager
3 113 (9.46%) Security Analyst
4 77 (6.45%) IT Analyst
5 73 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 73 (6.11%) Senior Analyst
6 66 (5.53%) Senior Security Analyst
7 63 (5.28%) IT Security Analyst
7 63 (5.28%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 62 (5.19%) Security Manager
9 58 (4.86%) Administrator
10 57 (4.77%) Security Officer
11 54 (4.52%) Service Manager
12 50 (4.19%) Support Engineer
13 48 (4.02%) Architect
14 46 (3.85%) Consultant
15 43 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
16 41 (3.43%) Information Security Officer
17 40 (3.35%) Information Manager
18 39 (3.27%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.35%) Web Services
2 21 (1.76%) Middleware
3 20 (1.68%) LDAP
4 18 (1.51%) .NET
5 11 (0.92%) EDI
5 11 (0.92%) Kafka
6 10 (0.84%) XML
7 9 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (0.75%) HTML
8 8 (0.67%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.50%) CSS
10 5 (0.42%) EDIFACT
10 5 (0.42%) HTML5 Canvas
10 5 (0.42%) IDoc
10 5 (0.42%) SOAP
10 5 (0.42%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.34%) JSON
11 4 (0.34%) LAMP
11 4 (0.34%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 255 (21.36%) Management Information System
2 131 (10.97%) Data Centre
3 118 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (6.20%) Computer Science
5 61 (5.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 42 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (3.02%) User Experience
8 35 (2.93%) Virtual Team
9 31 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
9 31 (2.60%) Replication
10 24 (2.01%) CESG
10 24 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
11 23 (1.93%) Clustering
11 23 (1.93%) Driving Licence
11 23 (1.93%) Fintech
11 23 (1.93%) NHS
12 17 (1.42%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.17%) Equities
14 14 (1.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 357 (29.90%) Windows
2 236 (19.77%) Linux
3 173 (14.49%) Windows Server
4 68 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (3.85%) Unix
7 39 (3.27%) Windows 10
8 38 (3.18%) Windows 7
9 23 (1.93%) Windows 8
10 19 (1.59%) Android
11 18 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.42%) CentOS
13 13 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.01%) HPUX
14 12 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.84%) FreeNAS
15 10 (0.84%) Solaris
16 8 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (48.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 359 (30.07%) Information Security
3 349 (29.23%) ITIL
4 243 (20.35%) Risk Management
5 228 (19.10%) Data Protection
6 188 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
7 179 (14.99%) Project Management
8 157 (13.15%) Service Management
9 153 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
10 148 (12.40%) Incident Management
11 142 (11.89%) Vulnerability Management
12 140 (11.73%) Business Continuity Planning
13 133 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 132 (11.06%) BCP
14 132 (11.06%) Change Management
15 128 (10.72%) Cybersecurity
16 122 (10.22%) IT Strategy
16 122 (10.22%) Mentoring
17 115 (9.63%) Penetration Testing
18 113 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 219 (18.34%) SQL
2 72 (6.03%) PowerShell
3 48 (4.02%) Python
4 41 (3.43%) Bash Shell
5 25 (2.09%) Java
6 20 (1.68%) Perl
7 19 (1.59%) C
8 17 (1.42%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.34%) Ruby
10 15 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.92%) VBScript
12 10 (0.84%) C#
13 6 (0.50%) VB
14 4 (0.34%) AWK
14 4 (0.34%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.34%) C++
14 4 (0.34%) Korn
14 4 (0.34%) PHP
15 3 (0.25%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 197 (16.50%) Degree
2 186 (15.58%) CISSP
3 86 (7.20%) CREST Certified
4 84 (7.04%) CISA
5 77 (6.45%) CISM
6 70 (5.86%) SANS
7 66 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 45 (3.77%) CCNA
10 43 (3.60%) Security Cleared
11 33 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
13 27 (2.26%) CCNP
13 27 (2.26%) MCSA
13 27 (2.26%) MCSE
14 25 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (2.01%) SC Cleared
16 22 (1.84%) CEH
16 22 (1.84%) CRISC
17 15 (1.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (23.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (17.42%) GDPR
3 128 (10.72%) PCI DSS
4 108 (9.05%) SLA
5 53 (4.44%) COBIT
6 41 (3.43%) ISO 22301
7 27 (2.26%) QA
8 21 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 15 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 13 (1.09%) ISO 9001
12 12 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.75%) PMO
13 9 (0.75%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.59%) GAMP
14 7 (0.59%) ISO 14001
15 6 (0.50%) COSO
16 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
16 5 (0.42%) NIST 800
System Software
1 220 (18.43%) Active Directory
2 190 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 48 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (2.43%) vSphere
6 28 (2.35%) Docker
7 26 (2.18%) Firmware
8 18 (1.51%) NFS
9 15 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.01%) iptables
10 12 (1.01%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.92%) XenApp
12 10 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 5 (0.42%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.34%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.34%) RHEV
15 4 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 41 (3.43%) Puppet
2 38 (3.18%) Ansible
3 37 (3.10%) SCCM
4 35 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.34%) SCOM
6 15 (1.26%) vCenter Server
7 12 (1.01%) Perfmon
8 11 (0.92%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (0.92%) Nessus
8 11 (0.92%) vRealize
9 10 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (0.67%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.59%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.50%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.50%) TrustSec
12 6 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 320 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 271 (22.70%) VMware
3 170 (14.24%) Cisco
4 55 (4.61%) Oracle
5 54 (4.52%) Citrix
6 46 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 40 (3.35%) HP
8 35 (2.93%) Red Hat
9 30 (2.51%) Veeam
10 29 (2.43%) SAP
11 24 (2.01%) CheckPoint
12 23 (1.93%) Dell
13 20 (1.68%) EMC
13 20 (1.68%) NetApp
14 19 (1.59%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.34%) Avaya
15 16 (1.34%) Sybase
16 15 (1.26%) Splunk
17 14 (1.17%) Google
18 13 (1.09%) Fortinet