Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 475 407
Rank change year-on-year +63 -68 +20
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 1,164 1,068 1,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.60% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.65% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 874 898 1,225
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,875 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.34%

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 146,062 164,850 169,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.57% 91.90% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 115,602 130,935 141,046
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,613
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Top 15 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 12 December 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 +75 1,099 £50,000 -9.09% 111
UK excluding London +140 733 £45,000 - 83
London -11 401 £62,500 +4.17% 37
North of England +151 322 £45,000 -5.26% 19
North West +160 229 £45,000 -9.09% 7
South East +29 180 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Midlands +34 89 £40,000 -0.62% 16
Yorkshire +51 78 £37,500 -11.76% 9
West Midlands +36 74 £42,000 +9.09% 9
South West +39 65 £35,608 -25.04% 8
East of England +17 42 £45,000 +1.41% 5
Wales +7 19 £37,500 -17.13% 4
Scotland -1 19 £47,500 +21.79% 5
North East -2 15 £50,000 -35.48% 3
East Midlands +6 14 £40,000 -11.11% 6

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 605 (51.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 411 (35.31%) Finance
3 360 (30.93%) Microsoft
4 355 (30.50%) Windows
5 349 (29.98%) Information Security
6 338 (29.04%) ITIL
7 285 (24.48%) VMware
8 276 (23.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 272 (23.37%) Data Protection
10 265 (22.77%) GDPR
11 254 (21.82%) Management Information System
12 248 (21.31%) SQL
13 238 (20.45%) Linux
14 224 (19.24%) Risk Management
15 223 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 202 (17.35%) CISSP
17 200 (17.18%) Cisco
18 191 (16.41%) Legal
19 184 (15.81%) Active Directory
20 177 (15.21%) Vulnerability Management
21 161 (13.83%) PCI DSS
21 161 (13.83%) Network Security
21 161 (13.83%) Service Management
22 160 (13.75%) Degree
23 155 (13.32%) Office 365
24 154 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
25 151 (12.97%) Windows Server
26 149 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
27 145 (12.46%) Mentoring
27 145 (12.46%) Incident 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 75 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 64 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.44%) IIS
4 37 (3.18%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.20%) Apache
7 14 (1.20%) CMS
8 8 (0.69%) JBoss
8 8 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.60%) Mule
10 5 (0.43%) Confluence
10 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.26%) nginx
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 112 (9.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 72 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.086%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.60%) Orchard Housing
4 6 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.52%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.26%) HFM
7 2 (0.17%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.17%) Magento
7 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.086%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.086%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.086%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 155 (13.32%) Office 365
2 134 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (2.92%) SaaS
5 31 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (2.66%) PaaS
6 27 (2.32%) IaaS
7 14 (1.20%) Mimecast
8 13 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.60%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.43%) Serverless
12 4 (0.34%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (0.34%) G Suite
13 3 (0.26%) GitHub
14 1 (0.086%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.086%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.086%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 161 (13.83%) Network Security
2 143 (12.29%) Firewall
3 138 (11.86%) Wi-Fi
4 121 (10.40%) LAN
5 115 (9.88%) WAN
6 93 (7.99%) DNS
7 81 (6.96%) SAN
8 67 (5.76%) VPN
9 64 (5.50%) DHCP
10 48 (4.12%) VoIP
11 44 (3.78%) TCP/IP
12 42 (3.61%) Internet
13 35 (3.01%) iSCSI
14 32 (2.75%) Skype
15 30 (2.58%) Wireless
16 27 (2.32%) MPLS
17 22 (1.89%) VLAN
18 21 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
19 19 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
19 19 (1.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.29%) Big Data
5 15 (1.29%) Power BI
6 14 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (0.86%) Blockchain
9 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.77%) DB2
10 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.69%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.43%) MySQL
15 4 (0.34%) OLAP
15 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 21 (1.80%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.46%) JIRA
4 10 (0.86%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.52%) Hudson
6 5 (0.43%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.26%) Ant
7 3 (0.26%) ER Studio
7 3 (0.26%) GitLab
7 3 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.26%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.17%) Gatling
8 2 (0.17%) Maven
8 2 (0.17%) NeoLoad
8 2 (0.17%) Selenium
8 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.086%) git-flow
9 1 (0.086%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.086%) TestRail
9 1 (0.086%) Travis CI
General
1 411 (35.31%) Finance
2 191 (16.41%) Legal
3 85 (7.30%) Telecoms
4 71 (6.10%) Banking
5 58 (4.98%) Retail
6 32 (2.75%) Marketing
7 28 (2.41%) Law
8 26 (2.23%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.20%) Advertising
9 14 (1.20%) Games
10 12 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.77%) Billing
13 8 (0.69%) Front Office
13 8 (0.69%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.60%) Back Office
14 7 (0.60%) Welsh Language
15 6 (0.52%) Brand Awareness
15 6 (0.52%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.43%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 245 (21.05%) Analyst
2 148 (12.71%) Security Analyst
3 113 (9.71%) IT Analyst
4 106 (9.11%) Senior Analyst
5 103 (8.85%) IT Manager
6 102 (8.76%) IT Security Analyst
7 101 (8.68%) Senior Security Analyst
8 98 (8.42%) Senior IT Security Analyst
9 69 (5.93%) Security Manager
10 58 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 55 (4.73%) Service Manager
12 52 (4.47%) Support Engineer
13 49 (4.21%) Administrator
14 48 (4.12%) Consultant
14 48 (4.12%) Information Manager
14 48 (4.12%) Information Security Manager
15 37 (3.18%) IT Engineer
15 37 (3.18%) Security Officer
15 37 (3.18%) Systems Administrator
16 36 (3.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.09%) Web Services
2 26 (2.23%) Middleware
3 18 (1.55%) EDI
4 16 (1.37%) HTML
5 14 (1.20%) .NET
5 14 (1.20%) LDAP
6 12 (1.03%) CSS
6 12 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.95%) Kafka
8 10 (0.86%) HTML5 Canvas
9 9 (0.77%) XML
10 6 (0.52%) 802.1X
11 5 (0.43%) EDIFACT
11 5 (0.43%) IDoc
11 5 (0.43%) XML Messaging
12 4 (0.34%) MDX
12 4 (0.34%) REST
12 4 (0.34%) SOAP
13 3 (0.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 254 (21.82%) Management Information System
2 117 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (9.11%) Data Centre
4 96 (8.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 36 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.92%) User Experience
6 34 (2.92%) Virtual Team
7 29 (2.49%) Driving Licence
8 28 (2.41%) CESG
9 27 (2.32%) Replication
10 25 (2.15%) NHS
11 23 (1.98%) Fintech
12 21 (1.80%) Clustering
12 21 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
13 19 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
14 17 (1.46%) CMDB
15 16 (1.37%) PDA
16 15 (1.29%) Public Cloud
17 14 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
18 12 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 355 (30.50%) Windows
2 238 (20.45%) Linux
3 151 (12.97%) Windows Server
4 63 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (3.09%) Unix
7 35 (3.01%) Windows 7
8 29 (2.49%) Windows 10
9 27 (2.32%) Windows 8
10 24 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.63%) CentOS
12 15 (1.29%) Android
12 15 (1.29%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.95%) HPUX
13 11 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.77%) Solaris
14 9 (0.77%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.43%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (51.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 349 (29.98%) Information Security
3 338 (29.04%) ITIL
4 272 (23.37%) Data Protection
5 224 (19.24%) Risk Management
6 177 (15.21%) Vulnerability Management
7 161 (13.83%) Service Management
8 154 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
9 149 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
10 145 (12.46%) Incident Management
10 145 (12.46%) Mentoring
11 143 (12.29%) Project Management
12 136 (11.68%) Risk Analysis
13 135 (11.60%) Penetration Testing
14 133 (11.43%) SIEM
15 131 (11.25%) Business Continuity Planning
16 130 (11.17%) Due Diligence
17 125 (10.74%) IT Strategy
18 114 (9.79%) BCP
19 112 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 248 (21.31%) SQL
2 64 (5.50%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.69%) Python
4 37 (3.18%) Bash Shell
5 30 (2.58%) C
6 25 (2.15%) Java
7 24 (2.06%) Shell Script
8 21 (1.80%) JavaScript
9 19 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.37%) Perl
11 15 (1.29%) Ruby
12 9 (0.77%) RPG
12 9 (0.77%) RPG IV
13 8 (0.69%) VB
14 7 (0.60%) VBScript
15 6 (0.52%) C#
16 5 (0.43%) AWK
16 5 (0.43%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.43%) Korn
17 3 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 202 (17.35%) CISSP
2 160 (13.75%) Degree
3 126 (10.82%) CREST Certified
4 105 (9.02%) SANS
5 66 (5.67%) CISA
6 64 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (5.33%) CISM
8 61 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 51 (4.38%) CCNA
10 38 (3.26%) Security Cleared
11 34 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (2.66%) MCSE
13 28 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
14 27 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.98%) MCSA
16 21 (1.80%) SC Cleared
17 19 (1.63%) CCNP
17 19 (1.63%) CRISC
18 17 (1.46%) DV Cleared
19 16 (1.37%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (23.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 265 (22.77%) GDPR
3 161 (13.83%) PCI DSS
4 115 (9.88%) SLA
5 36 (3.09%) COBIT
5 36 (3.09%) ISO 22301
6 29 (2.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (2.23%) QA
8 18 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 18 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.95%) PMO
10 10 (0.86%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.77%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.60%) GAMP
13 5 (0.43%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.34%) COSO
14 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.34%) HIPAA
System Software
1 223 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 184 (15.81%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.18%) Docker
5 33 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (2.15%) vSphere
7 19 (1.63%) NFS
8 13 (1.12%) Firmware
8 13 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.86%) XenApp
11 7 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 5 (0.43%) GlusterFS
13 5 (0.43%) iptables
13 5 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.34%) RHEV
14 4 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 43 (3.69%) Puppet
2 40 (3.44%) Ansible
3 35 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.41%) SCCM
5 20 (1.72%) Kubernetes
6 12 (1.03%) vCenter Server
7 11 (0.95%) Terraform
7 11 (0.95%) vRealize
8 10 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (0.86%) SCOM
9 8 (0.69%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.69%) Packer
9 8 (0.69%) Perfmon
10 7 (0.60%) Consul
10 7 (0.60%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.52%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 360 (30.93%) Microsoft
2 285 (24.48%) VMware
3 200 (17.18%) Cisco
4 55 (4.73%) Citrix
5 51 (4.38%) Oracle
6 46 (3.95%) HP
7 41 (3.52%) ServiceNow
8 36 (3.09%) NetApp
8 36 (3.09%) Veeam
9 34 (2.92%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.89%) SAP
11 18 (1.55%) CheckPoint
11 18 (1.55%) Dell
11 18 (1.55%) EMC
12 16 (1.37%) Apple
12 16 (1.37%) Avaya
13 15 (1.29%) Nimble Storage
14 14 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.20%) Sybase
15 13 (1.12%) McAfee