Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 410 458 440
Rank change year-on-year +48 -18 -28
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 1,088 1,108 1,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.63% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.69% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 809 873 936
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +6.06%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,775 £29,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +11.76%

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 136,367 161,609 157,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.79% 91.80% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 107,439 131,704 129,370
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 +64 1,032 £51,500 -6.36% 166
UK excluding London +87 701 £45,000 - 124
London -15 382 £65,000 +8.33% 48
North of England +116 248 £45,000 -10.00% 26
South East +37 206 £42,500 -10.53% 35
North West +118 175 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Midlands +18 85 £40,000 -5.88% 26
West Midlands +15 64 £40,000 - 22
East of England +72 57 £36,000 -20.00% 14
South West +15 56 £44,829 +3.05% 18
Yorkshire +35 54 £40,000 -9.09% 16
Wales +30 32 £48,000 +11.63%
North East +27 19 £67,500 -12.90% 2
East Midlands +19 18 £35,000 -17.75% 4
Scotland -9 13 £47,500 +26.67% 5
Northern Ireland -16 6 £85,000 +21.43% 1

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 580 (53.31%) Disaster Recovery
2 367 (33.73%) Microsoft
3 339 (31.16%) Finance
4 334 (30.70%) Windows
5 316 (29.04%) Information Security
6 290 (26.65%) VMware
7 285 (26.19%) ITIL
8 272 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 223 (20.50%) GDPR
10 213 (19.58%) SQL
11 212 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 205 (18.84%) Risk Management
12 205 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
13 203 (18.66%) Data Protection
14 198 (18.20%) Cisco
15 190 (17.46%) Management Information System
16 180 (16.54%) Linux
17 179 (16.45%) CISSP
18 168 (15.44%) Active Directory
19 166 (15.26%) Windows Server
20 152 (13.97%) Cybersecurity
21 150 (13.79%) Project Management
22 149 (13.69%) Legal
22 149 (13.69%) Office 365
23 139 (12.78%) Degree
24 136 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
25 129 (11.86%) Data Centre
26 127 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
27 126 (11.58%) Network Security
28 124 (11.40%) Service Delivery

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 55 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.78%) MS Exchange
3 45 (4.14%) Apache
4 33 (3.03%) IIS
5 29 (2.67%) Skype for Business
5 29 (2.67%) Tomcat
6 22 (2.02%) nginx
7 13 (1.19%) CMS
8 10 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.74%) JBoss
10 4 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.18%) Confluence
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.18%) Mule
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.092%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.092%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.092%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (8.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 53 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.092%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.46%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.37%) HFM
5 4 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.18%) iTrent
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.092%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.092%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.092%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 149 (13.69%) Office 365
2 127 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (3.49%) IaaS
5 38 (3.49%) SaaS
6 36 (3.31%) PaaS
7 18 (1.65%) BPaaS
8 15 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.10%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.74%) Serverless
11 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.18%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.092%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.092%) G Suite
13 1 (0.092%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 126 (11.58%) Network Security
2 115 (10.57%) Firewall
3 91 (8.36%) LAN
4 89 (8.18%) WAN
5 87 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
6 69 (6.34%) SAN
7 60 (5.51%) DNS
8 56 (5.15%) TCP/IP
9 46 (4.23%) DHCP
10 41 (3.77%) IP Telephony
11 40 (3.68%) BIG-IP
12 38 (3.49%) Internet
13 36 (3.31%) Wireless
14 35 (3.22%) Remote Desktop
14 35 (3.22%) Skype
14 35 (3.22%) VoIP
15 27 (2.48%) iSCSI
16 26 (2.39%) VPN
17 20 (1.84%) MPLS
17 20 (1.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.10%) MySQL
6 12 (1.10%) Power BI
7 11 (1.01%) Big Data
7 11 (1.01%) Blockchain
7 11 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.46%) DB2
11 5 (0.46%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.28%) MOLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (0.92%) Hudson
2 10 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.83%) JIRA
4 4 (0.37%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.18%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.092%) git-flow
7 1 (0.092%) RSpec
7 1 (0.092%) TestRail
General
1 339 (31.16%) Finance
2 149 (13.69%) Legal
3 70 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 58 (5.33%) Banking
5 56 (5.15%) Retail
6 37 (3.40%) Electronics
7 34 (3.13%) Law
8 25 (2.30%) Marketing
9 24 (2.21%) Billing
10 21 (1.93%) Games
11 11 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.92%) Welsh Language
13 9 (0.83%) Advertising
13 9 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.83%) Military
14 8 (0.74%) Back Office
14 8 (0.74%) Brand Awareness
15 6 (0.55%) French Language
15 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 193 (17.74%) Analyst
2 118 (10.85%) Security Analyst
3 87 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 87 (8.00%) IT Analyst
4 77 (7.08%) Senior Analyst
5 75 (6.89%) IT Security Analyst
6 74 (6.80%) Security Manager
7 73 (6.71%) IT Manager
7 73 (6.71%) Senior Security Analyst
8 70 (6.43%) Administrator
9 69 (6.34%) Senior IT Security Analyst
10 53 (4.87%) Consultant
11 50 (4.60%) Architect
12 48 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
13 42 (3.86%) Information Security Manager
14 41 (3.77%) Head of IT
14 41 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 38 (3.49%) Information Manager
15 38 (3.49%) IT Engineer
15 38 (3.49%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.60%) Web Services
2 20 (1.84%) Middleware
3 19 (1.75%) JSON
4 15 (1.38%) EDI
5 13 (1.19%) .NET
5 13 (1.19%) HTML
6 10 (0.92%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.83%) CSS
7 9 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (0.83%) ModSecurity
7 9 (0.83%) Natural Language Processing
8 6 (0.55%) HTML5 Canvas
9 5 (0.46%) LDAP
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.18%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.18%) Kafka
11 2 (0.18%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.18%) WF
11 2 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 190 (17.46%) Management Information System
2 136 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (11.86%) Data Centre
4 66 (6.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 44 (4.04%) Driving Licence
6 37 (3.40%) Fintech
6 37 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.85%) Public Cloud
8 24 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.93%) Data Structures
10 18 (1.65%) Clustering
10 18 (1.65%) Replication
11 17 (1.56%) CMDB
11 17 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
11 17 (1.56%) iSeries
12 16 (1.47%) PDA
13 15 (1.38%) CESG
14 14 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 334 (30.70%) Windows
2 180 (16.54%) Linux
3 166 (15.26%) Windows Server
4 45 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (3.22%) CentOS
7 31 (2.85%) Ubuntu
8 24 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 20 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.75%) Windows 7
11 18 (1.65%) Unix
12 14 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (1.10%) Solaris
14 11 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.83%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.64%) Android
16 7 (0.64%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.37%) SUSE
18 3 (0.28%) AIX
18 3 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (53.31%) Disaster Recovery
2 316 (29.04%) Information Security
3 285 (26.19%) ITIL
4 205 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
4 205 (18.84%) Risk Management
5 203 (18.66%) Data Protection
6 152 (13.97%) Cybersecurity
7 150 (13.79%) Project Management
8 124 (11.40%) Service Delivery
9 120 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 118 (10.85%) Vulnerability Management
11 117 (10.75%) Business Continuity Planning
12 106 (9.74%) Mentoring
13 100 (9.19%) IT Strategy
14 97 (8.92%) Due Diligence
14 97 (8.92%) SIEM
15 96 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 93 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
17 91 (8.36%) Service Management
18 90 (8.27%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 213 (19.58%) SQL
2 97 (8.92%) PowerShell
3 46 (4.23%) Shell Script
4 43 (3.95%) Java
5 32 (2.94%) Python
6 31 (2.85%) Ruby
7 26 (2.39%) Bash Shell
8 25 (2.30%) C
9 15 (1.38%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.19%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.19%) Perl
11 10 (0.92%) Clojure
11 10 (0.92%) RPG
12 9 (0.83%) RPG IV
13 7 (0.64%) C#
13 7 (0.64%) VB
13 7 (0.64%) VBScript
14 5 (0.46%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.46%) C++
14 5 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 179 (16.45%) CISSP
2 139 (12.78%) Degree
3 93 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 80 (7.35%) CISM
5 80 (7.35%) CREST Certified
5 80 (7.35%) MCSE
6 77 (7.08%) SANS
7 75 (6.89%) CISA
8 61 (5.61%) SC Cleared
9 57 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
10 52 (4.78%) MCSA
11 45 (4.14%) CCNA
12 35 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 30 (2.76%) DV Cleared
14 22 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.75%) CRISC
16 14 (1.29%) CCNP
17 13 (1.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 223 (20.50%) GDPR
3 114 (10.48%) PCI DSS
4 104 (9.56%) SLA
5 67 (6.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 52 (4.78%) COBIT
6 52 (4.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 42 (3.86%) PMO
8 36 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 33 (3.03%) ISO 22301
10 18 (1.65%) HIPAA
11 12 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 12 (1.10%) QA
12 11 (1.01%) Basel II
12 11 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 10 (0.92%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.92%) JSP 440
13 10 (0.92%) RMADS
System Software
1 212 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 168 (15.44%) Active Directory
3 106 (9.74%) Hyper-V
4 38 (3.49%) XenApp
5 29 (2.67%) Docker
6 25 (2.30%) vSphere
7 24 (2.21%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.56%) NFS
10 15 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.19%) Firmware
12 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 5 (0.46%) GlusterFS
14 5 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.46%) XenServer
15 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (6.99%) SCCM
2 51 (4.69%) Puppet
3 39 (3.58%) SCVMM
4 30 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.76%) vCenter Server
5 26 (2.39%) Ansible
6 22 (2.02%) Terraform
7 20 (1.84%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.01%) SCOM
9 9 (0.83%) Packer
10 8 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (0.74%) Icinga
11 7 (0.64%) Consul
11 7 (0.64%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.64%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.55%) Salt
12 6 (0.55%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 367 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 290 (26.65%) VMware
3 198 (18.20%) Cisco
4 83 (7.63%) HP
5 77 (7.08%) Citrix
6 50 (4.60%) F5
7 45 (4.14%) NetApp
8 41 (3.77%) Mitel
9 36 (3.31%) Aruba
9 36 (3.31%) Oracle
10 30 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 30 (2.76%) ServiceNow
11 26 (2.39%) Nimble Storage
11 26 (2.39%) Veeam
12 24 (2.21%) Meraki
13 20 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (1.56%) McAfee
15 16 (1.47%) IBM
16 14 (1.29%) JD Edwards
17 12 (1.10%) Apple