Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 382 422 440
Rank change year-on-year +40 +18 +50
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 474 1,014 1,200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.71% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.77% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 388 800 921
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £37,125 £31,575 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.00% +11.11% -

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 60,531 131,895 157,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.25% 92.23% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,363 103,926 125,733
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Business Continuity
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Business Continuity.

Salary trend for Business Continuity in the UK

Business Continuity
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Business Continuity over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +57 436 £60,875 +1.46% 37
UK excluding London +76 297 £49,500 -1.00% 38
London +34 171 £67,500 +3.85% 2
South East +91 103 £45,000 -21.74% 9
North of England +91 76 £55,000 +22.22% 16
Midlands +96 48 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North West +54 41 £70,000 +40.00% 5
West Midlands +67 35 £48,879 -2.24% 3
South West +120 32 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Scotland +113 28 £45,000 -10.00%
Yorkshire +120 24 £52,500 +32.91% 7
East Midlands +74 13 £52,500 +50.00% 1
East of England +45 12 £53,000 -3.64% 3
North East +22 11 £45,000 +2.27% 4
Work from Home +30 7 £65,000 -10.34% 2
Wales +11 5 £48,250 +60.83% 3

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 250 (52.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 159 (33.54%) Microsoft
3 141 (29.75%) Finance
4 137 (28.90%) Azure
5 125 (26.37%) Project Management
6 116 (24.47%) Windows
7 112 (23.63%) ITIL
7 112 (23.63%) Cybersecurity
8 108 (22.78%) SQL
8 108 (22.78%) Information Security
9 99 (20.89%) Firewall
10 95 (20.04%) Management Information System
10 95 (20.04%) Active Directory
11 93 (19.62%) Office 365
12 90 (18.99%) Cisco
12 90 (18.99%) VMware
13 81 (17.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 80 (16.88%) Degree
15 78 (16.46%) BCP
16 75 (15.82%) Business Continuity Planning
17 71 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
18 67 (14.14%) AWS
19 65 (13.71%) Windows Server
20 64 (13.50%) Risk Management
21 62 (13.08%) SQL Server
22 61 (12.87%) Linux
23 59 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
24 58 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
24 58 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
25 56 (11.81%) Data Centre

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 31 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.59%) IIS
4 11 (2.32%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.48%) Apache
7 5 (1.05%) Confluence
8 4 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.42%) JBoss
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Synapse
10 1 (0.21%) Appian
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.21%) Moodle
Applications
1 35 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 137 (28.90%) Azure
2 93 (19.62%) Office 365
3 67 (14.14%) AWS
4 47 (9.92%) IaaS
5 45 (9.49%) PaaS
6 26 (5.49%) SaaS
7 12 (2.53%) GCP
8 11 (2.32%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.84%) BPaaS
12 3 (0.63%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.21%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.21%) Route 53
14 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 99 (20.89%) Firewall
2 43 (9.07%) LAN
3 40 (8.44%) VPN
4 38 (8.02%) SAN
4 38 (8.02%) WAN
5 36 (7.59%) DNS
6 31 (6.54%) Network Security
7 29 (6.12%) Skype
8 25 (5.27%) TCP/IP
9 21 (4.43%) DHCP
9 21 (4.43%) Internet
10 18 (3.80%) Wireless
11 16 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (2.53%) BGP
12 12 (2.53%) OSPF
12 12 (2.53%) VoIP
13 11 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (2.11%) Wireshark
15 9 (1.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.32%) Power BI
2 11 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.84%) MySQL
7 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.42%) DB2
8 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.21%) Informix
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.27%) JIRA
3 4 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) LINQPad
5 1 (0.21%) Postman
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 141 (29.75%) Finance
2 36 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.17%) Legal
4 21 (4.43%) Law
5 16 (3.38%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.53%) Banking
7 11 (2.32%) Back Office
8 10 (2.11%) Marketing
9 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.05%) Retail
10 4 (0.84%) Advertising
10 4 (0.84%) Electronics
11 3 (0.63%) Billing
11 3 (0.63%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.42%) Humanities
12 2 (0.42%) Social Science
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (9.92%) Analyst
2 43 (9.07%) Architect
3 41 (8.65%) Security Engineer
4 39 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (6.96%) SIEM Engineer
5 33 (6.96%) SOC Engineer
6 31 (6.54%) Infrastructure Architect
6 31 (6.54%) IT Manager
7 22 (4.64%) Head of IT
8 20 (4.22%) Network Engineer
9 17 (3.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (3.38%) IT Engineer
11 15 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (3.16%) Security Officer
12 14 (2.95%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (2.74%) IT Analyst
13 13 (2.74%) IT Support
13 13 (2.74%) Security Manager
13 13 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (2.53%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.95%) .NET
2 9 (1.90%) JSON
3 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.84%) HTML
3 4 (0.84%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.84%) Web Services
4 3 (0.63%) YAML
5 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.42%) CSS
5 2 (0.42%) LDAP
5 2 (0.42%) Middleware
5 2 (0.42%) OAuth
5 2 (0.42%) SAML
5 2 (0.42%) XML
6 1 (0.21%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.21%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.21%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.21%) Node.js
6 1 (0.21%) REST
6 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (20.04%) Management Information System
2 58 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (11.81%) Data Centre
4 35 (7.38%) Security Operations Centre
5 31 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.95%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.32%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.48%) Replication
11 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.27%) Clustering
11 6 (1.27%) PKI
11 6 (1.27%) Reinsurance
12 5 (1.05%) CCTV
12 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.84%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.84%) Smart City
13 4 (0.84%) User Experience
13 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 116 (24.47%) Windows
2 65 (13.71%) Windows Server
3 61 (12.87%) Linux
4 24 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (4.85%) Windows 7
6 20 (4.22%) Windows 10
6 20 (4.22%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.16%) Unix
9 5 (1.05%) Solaris
10 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.63%) CentOS
11 3 (0.63%) Debian
11 3 (0.63%) SUSE
11 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.42%) Android
12 2 (0.42%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (52.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 125 (26.37%) Project Management
3 112 (23.63%) Cybersecurity
3 112 (23.63%) ITIL
4 108 (22.78%) Information Security
5 78 (16.46%) BCP
6 75 (15.82%) Business Continuity Planning
7 71 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
8 64 (13.50%) Risk Management
9 58 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 56 (11.81%) Change Management
10 56 (11.81%) Security Management
11 55 (11.60%) Service Delivery
12 52 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 50 (10.55%) Service Management
14 49 (10.34%) SIEM
15 48 (10.13%) Performance Management
16 45 (9.49%) Business Continuity Management
17 44 (9.28%) Incident Management
18 41 (8.65%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.78%) SQL
2 56 (11.81%) PowerShell
3 26 (5.49%) Python
4 18 (3.80%) C#
5 12 (2.53%) Java
6 10 (2.11%) C
7 9 (1.90%) Ruby
8 6 (1.27%) VBScript
9 5 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.84%) VBA
11 2 (0.42%) C++
11 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (16.88%) Degree
2 53 (11.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (9.49%) CISSP
4 40 (8.44%) MCSA
4 40 (8.44%) MCSE
5 33 (6.96%) CISM
6 29 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (6.12%) TOGAF Certification
7 26 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (5.27%) Security Cleared
9 21 (4.43%) CCNA
9 21 (4.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (3.59%) SC Cleared
11 16 (3.38%) DBS Check
12 12 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.32%) CEH
14 10 (2.11%) CCNP
15 8 (1.69%) DV Cleared
16 7 (1.48%) CISA
16 7 (1.48%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (17.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (10.13%) SLA
3 30 (6.33%) PCI DSS
4 27 (5.70%) GDPR
5 25 (5.27%) ISO 22301
6 21 (4.43%) NIST
7 18 (3.80%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (2.74%) COBIT
9 11 (2.32%) ISO 31000
9 11 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 10 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (1.69%) ISO 9001
12 8 (1.69%) NCSC
12 8 (1.69%) QA
13 7 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.42%) NIST 800
16 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 95 (20.04%) Active Directory
2 59 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.38%) vSphere
5 13 (2.74%) Docker
6 11 (2.32%) XenApp
7 8 (1.69%) Terminal Server
8 7 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.84%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.42%) LXC
13 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.21%) KVM
14 1 (0.21%) pfSense
14 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (5.27%) SCCM
2 13 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.32%) Puppet
3 11 (2.32%) Terraform
4 10 (2.11%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.90%) Ansible
5 9 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
6 7 (1.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 7 (1.48%) SCOM
7 5 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.84%) Avamar
8 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.84%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.84%) WSUS
9 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.42%) NetCrunch
9 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 159 (33.54%) Microsoft
2 90 (18.99%) Cisco
2 90 (18.99%) VMware
3 25 (5.27%) Citrix
4 21 (4.43%) HP
5 20 (4.22%) Palo Alto
6 16 (3.38%) CheckPoint
6 16 (3.38%) EMC
6 16 (3.38%) Veeam
7 13 (2.74%) Dell
7 13 (2.74%) Google
8 11 (2.32%) Bloomberg
8 11 (2.32%) McAfee
9 10 (2.11%) Juniper
9 10 (2.11%) MobileIron
9 10 (2.11%) Nokia
9 10 (2.11%) Splunk
10 9 (1.90%) Fortinet
10 9 (1.90%) SolarWinds
10 9 (1.90%) Sophos