Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 483 423
Rank change year-on-year +59 -60 -4
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 1,203 1,047 1,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.65% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 898 835 1,212
UK median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.54% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 154,531 162,100 180,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.52% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 123,046 129,010 150,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +56 1,112 £50,000 -9.09% 164
UK excluding London +58 715 £45,000 - 116
London +11 445 £60,000 +3.90% 54
North of England +109 247 £45,000 +5.88% 37
South East +24 201 £50,000 -9.09% 24
North West +115 154 £47,500 +5.56% 21
Midlands +34 132 £40,000 -11.11% 29
West Midlands +55 102 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Yorkshire +30 83 £37,500 -11.24% 16
East of England -10 46 £54,450 +32.80% 7
South West +21 40 £40,989 -14.78% 13
Scotland -8 38 £47,500 - 6
East Midlands -12 30 £42,500 -10.53% 7
Wales +16 12 £47,500 +11.76%
North East -16 10 £32,500 -18.75%
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland 0 3 £55,000 -18.52%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 536 (44.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 383 (31.84%) Finance
3 347 (28.84%) ITIL
4 342 (28.43%) Information Security
5 333 (27.68%) Windows
6 272 (22.61%) Microsoft
7 242 (20.12%) Risk Management
8 232 (19.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 227 (18.87%) Degree
10 226 (18.79%) Project Management
11 223 (18.54%) VMware
12 221 (18.37%) Active Directory
13 216 (17.96%) Firewall
14 211 (17.54%) Management Information System
14 211 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
15 199 (16.54%) Windows Server
16 186 (15.46%) SQL
17 181 (15.05%) Data Protection
18 179 (14.88%) Linux
19 169 (14.05%) SQL Server
20 162 (13.47%) Business Continuity Planning
21 161 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
22 158 (13.13%) CISSP
23 156 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
24 155 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
25 154 (12.80%) Incident Management
25 154 (12.80%) Office 365
26 153 (12.72%) GDPR
27 147 (12.22%) Cisco
28 145 (12.05%) Cybersecurity

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
1 125 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 90 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 71 (5.90%) IIS
4 40 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (2.49%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (0.83%) SAS
9 9 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.75%) CMS
9 9 (0.75%) Confluence
10 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
10 8 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.42%) Apache
13 4 (0.33%) JBoss
14 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 71 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.25%) Stata
7 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.083%) Revit
8 1 (0.083%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.75%) Orchard Housing
3 7 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.58%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.17%) Magento
8 1 (0.083%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.083%) Finacle
8 1 (0.083%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.083%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.083%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.083%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 154 (12.80%) Office 365
2 144 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (4.74%) PaaS
5 54 (4.49%) SaaS
6 39 (3.24%) IaaS
7 23 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.58%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.42%) G Suite
11 5 (0.42%) Serverless
12 2 (0.17%) GitHub
12 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.17%) Trello
12 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.083%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.083%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.083%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 216 (17.96%) Firewall
2 135 (11.22%) LAN
3 134 (11.14%) WAN
4 103 (8.56%) SAN
5 97 (8.06%) VPN
6 94 (7.81%) DNS
6 94 (7.81%) Network Security
7 71 (5.90%) VoIP
8 59 (4.90%) DHCP
9 56 (4.66%) TCP/IP
10 49 (4.07%) SSL
11 47 (3.91%) Internet
12 45 (3.74%) IPsec
12 45 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
13 39 (3.24%) Wireless
14 34 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (2.83%) MPLS
15 23 (1.91%) VLAN
16 21 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.08%) Big Data
2 37 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (2.33%) MySQL
4 20 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.25%) OLAP
6 15 (1.25%) Power BI
6 15 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.00%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.91%) Oracle OLAP
11 10 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (0.75%) Blockchain
12 9 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (1.50%) JIRA
2 17 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.33%) Gatling
4 4 (0.33%) NeoLoad
4 4 (0.33%) Selenium
5 3 (0.25%) Ant
5 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.25%) GitLab
5 3 (0.25%) Maven
5 3 (0.25%) RStudio
5 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.25%) Subversion
6 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.17%) ERwin
6 2 (0.17%) JMeter
6 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.17%) WebLOAD
6 2 (0.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 383 (31.84%) Finance
2 108 (8.98%) Legal
3 66 (5.49%) Banking
4 61 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 53 (4.41%) Retail
6 26 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.83%) Marketing
8 20 (1.66%) Advertising
9 17 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.41%) Law
10 15 (1.25%) Back Office
11 13 (1.08%) Billing
12 11 (0.91%) Games
12 11 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.42%) Front Office
15 4 (0.33%) International Banking
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
16 3 (0.25%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 177 (14.71%) Analyst
2 116 (9.64%) IT Manager
3 84 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 77 (6.40%) Architect
5 74 (6.15%) Security Analyst
6 73 (6.07%) Security Manager
7 61 (5.07%) Administrator
8 57 (4.74%) Security Officer
9 51 (4.24%) Consultant
10 46 (3.82%) Information Manager
10 46 (3.82%) Information Security Manager
10 46 (3.82%) Information Security Officer
11 44 (3.66%) Information Analyst
11 44 (3.66%) Information Security Analyst
11 44 (3.66%) Support Engineer
12 43 (3.57%) Team Leader
13 40 (3.33%) Service Manager
13 40 (3.33%) Support Analyst
14 35 (2.91%) Head of Security
14 35 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.66%) Web Services
2 43 (3.57%) .NET
3 25 (2.08%) Middleware
4 22 (1.83%) LDAP
5 16 (1.33%) XML
6 15 (1.25%) JSON
7 13 (1.08%) SOAP
8 10 (0.83%) WSDL
9 9 (0.75%) SailPoint
10 8 (0.67%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.67%) IBM Integration Bus
11 7 (0.58%) 802.1X
12 6 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (0.42%) HTML
13 5 (0.42%) LAMP
13 5 (0.42%) REST
14 4 (0.33%) Kafka
14 4 (0.33%) MDX
15 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
15 3 (0.25%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 211 (17.54%) Management Information System
2 140 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (11.31%) Data Centre
4 92 (7.65%) Computer Science
5 55 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
6 40 (3.33%) Replication
7 33 (2.74%) User Experience
8 28 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.83%) Fintech
10 21 (1.75%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
11 20 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.66%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.50%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
13 17 (1.41%) Clustering
13 17 (1.41%) NHS
14 14 (1.16%) CESG
14 14 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 333 (27.68%) Windows
2 199 (16.54%) Windows Server
3 179 (14.88%) Linux
4 68 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (4.24%) Unix
7 35 (2.91%) Windows 10
8 29 (2.41%) Windows 7
9 28 (2.33%) Android
10 20 (1.66%) Solaris
10 20 (1.66%) Windows 8
10 20 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.41%) CentOS
12 16 (1.33%) Apple iOS
12 16 (1.33%) HPUX
13 14 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.83%) FreeNAS
14 10 (0.83%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (44.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 347 (28.84%) ITIL
3 342 (28.43%) Information Security
4 242 (20.12%) Risk Management
5 226 (18.79%) Project Management
6 211 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
7 181 (15.05%) Data Protection
8 162 (13.47%) Business Continuity Planning
9 161 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 156 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
11 154 (12.80%) Incident Management
12 145 (12.05%) Cybersecurity
13 143 (11.89%) BCP
14 135 (11.22%) Change Management
15 133 (11.06%) Service Management
16 117 (9.73%) IT Strategy
17 116 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 105 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
19 99 (8.23%) Vulnerability Management
20 97 (8.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 186 (15.46%) SQL
2 67 (5.57%) PowerShell
3 42 (3.49%) Java
4 39 (3.24%) Python
5 27 (2.24%) Bash Shell
6 22 (1.83%) C#
7 18 (1.50%) Perl
8 17 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.33%) C
10 14 (1.16%) Ruby
11 12 (1.00%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.00%) VBScript
12 11 (0.91%) VB
13 8 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.50%) C++
15 4 (0.33%) AWK
15 4 (0.33%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.33%) Korn
16 3 (0.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 227 (18.87%) Degree
2 158 (13.13%) CISSP
3 95 (7.90%) CISM
4 80 (6.65%) CISA
5 71 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 47 (3.91%) CCNA
8 42 (3.49%) Security Cleared
9 41 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (2.49%) CCNP
11 29 (2.41%) CREST Certified
12 28 (2.33%) MCSA
13 26 (2.16%) MCSE
14 25 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
15 24 (2.00%) SANS
16 23 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
17 22 (1.83%) SC Cleared
18 20 (1.66%) IISP
19 18 (1.50%) CEH
19 18 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (19.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 153 (12.72%) GDPR
3 112 (9.31%) SLA
4 68 (5.65%) COBIT
5 67 (5.57%) PCI DSS
6 45 (3.74%) ISO 22301
7 19 (1.58%) Data Quality
8 18 (1.50%) QA
9 17 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 15 (1.25%) PMO
11 14 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.91%) ISO 9001
14 10 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.67%) GAMP
15 8 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 7 (0.58%) COSO
17 6 (0.50%) ISO 14001
18 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 221 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 155 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (6.07%) Hyper-V
4 47 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (2.99%) vSphere
6 35 (2.91%) Firmware
7 18 (1.50%) XenApp
8 17 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.25%) NFS
10 13 (1.08%) Docker
11 12 (1.00%) iptables
12 10 (0.83%) XenServer
13 9 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.58%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.33%) GlusterFS
16 4 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
17 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (3.16%) SCCM
2 24 (2.00%) SCOM
3 22 (1.83%) Puppet
4 18 (1.50%) Nessus
5 17 (1.41%) Ansible
6 15 (1.25%) AirWatch
6 15 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.08%) vCenter Server
8 11 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
8 11 (0.91%) TrustSec
9 9 (0.75%) Perfmon
10 8 (0.67%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.58%) Grafana
11 7 (0.58%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.50%) OpenVAS
12 6 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 272 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 223 (18.54%) VMware
3 147 (12.22%) Cisco
4 76 (6.32%) Oracle
5 53 (4.41%) Citrix
6 43 (3.57%) HP
7 34 (2.83%) SAP
8 33 (2.74%) ServiceNow
9 32 (2.66%) CheckPoint
9 32 (2.66%) Veeam
10 31 (2.58%) Red Hat
11 27 (2.24%) Google
12 25 (2.08%) IBM
13 24 (2.00%) Palo Alto
13 24 (2.00%) Symantec
14 23 (1.91%) Dell
15 22 (1.83%) SolarWinds
16 17 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
17 14 (1.16%) Apple
17 14 (1.16%) Fortinet