Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 410 424
Rank change year-on-year -66 +14 +8
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 1067 1412 1608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.75% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.84% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 902 1213 1231
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £32,525 £28,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,261
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.98% -6.82%

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 160296 168588 194039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.36% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126459 140088 159820
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -61 1007 £55,000 +10.00% 54
UK excluding London -76 550 £45,000 +5.88% 39
London -53 502 £60,000 +6.99% 18
South East -2 159 £53,750 +13.16% 6
North of England -67 133 £47,500 +10.47% 13
Midlands -30 102 £44,000 +3.53% 6
West Midlands -8 72 £40,000 +1.27% 4
East of England +42 69 £43,750 +4.17% 7
Yorkshire -23 69 £42,000 -9.68% 7
North West -37 51 £52,000 +42.47% 5
South West -28 46 £47,500 +55.74% 4
East Midlands -14 30 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Scotland -14 26 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Wales +11 14 £43,000 -33.85% 1
North East +13 13 £78,750 +173.91% 1
Northern Ireland -27 2 £43,000 +7.50%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Business Continuity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Business Continuity.

1 525 (49.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 334 (31.30%) Finance
3 316 (29.62%) Windows
4 252 (23.62%) Information Security
5 249 (23.34%) ITIL
5 249 (23.34%) Microsoft
6 230 (21.56%) VMware
7 203 (19.03%) Active Directory
8 201 (18.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 196 (18.37%) Firewall
10 191 (17.90%) Business Continuity Planning
11 189 (17.71%) Windows Server
12 186 (17.43%) Linux
13 173 (16.21%) BCP
14 167 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
15 166 (15.56%) Project Management
16 164 (15.37%) SQL
17 156 (14.62%) Risk Management
17 156 (14.62%) Degree
18 152 (14.25%) Management Information System
19 151 (14.15%) SAN
20 150 (14.06%) Cisco
21 143 (13.40%) SQL Server
22 129 (12.09%) DNS
23 124 (11.62%) Data Protection
24 117 (10.97%) Change Management
24 117 (10.97%) Service Management
25 112 (10.50%) VPN
26 108 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
27 107 (10.03%) CISSP

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 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 61 (5.72%) Skype for Business
3 48 (4.50%) IIS
4 47 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 37 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.78%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.69%) Apache
9 17 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (1.41%) SAS
11 13 (1.22%) JBoss
11 13 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (1.03%) OpenROAD
12 11 (1.03%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.28%) Gentran
Applications
1 57 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.66%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.094%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.56%) Magento
3 6 (0.56%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.37%) Pegasus Opera
4 4 (0.37%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.28%) Epicor Vantage
5 3 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.19%) Workfront
7 1 (0.094%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.094%) iTrent
7 1 (0.094%) Kondor
7 1 (0.094%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.094%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 106 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (9.47%) Office 365
3 68 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (4.40%) Mimecast
5 32 (3.00%) IaaS
6 27 (2.53%) PaaS
7 25 (2.34%) SaaS
8 13 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.47%) Yammer
11 4 (0.37%) G Suite
11 4 (0.37%) GitHub
12 3 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.094%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 196 (18.37%) Firewall
2 151 (14.15%) SAN
3 129 (12.09%) DNS
4 112 (10.50%) VPN
5 87 (8.15%) LAN
6 85 (7.97%) WAN
7 80 (7.50%) TCP/IP
8 67 (6.28%) DHCP
9 63 (5.90%) Network Security
10 50 (4.69%) SSL
11 49 (4.59%) Unified Communications
12 46 (4.31%) VoIP
13 41 (3.84%) Internet
14 37 (3.47%) Skype
15 36 (3.37%) IPsec
15 36 (3.37%) OSPF
16 35 (3.28%) VLAN
17 33 (3.09%) BGP
18 31 (2.91%) Junos
18 31 (2.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (3.00%) MySQL
6 25 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.25%) OLAP
8 21 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (1.69%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (1.50%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (0.94%) Big Data
14 10 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
16 7 (0.66%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (1.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.66%) JIRA
3 5 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.28%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.28%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.19%) ERwin
6 2 (0.19%) FxCop
6 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.19%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.094%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.094%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.094%) Maven
7 1 (0.094%) MSI
7 1 (0.094%) MSTest
7 1 (0.094%) NUnit
7 1 (0.094%) Vagrant
General
1 334 (31.30%) Finance
2 73 (6.84%) Legal
3 65 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 63 (5.90%) Banking
5 42 (3.94%) Law
5 42 (3.94%) Marketing
6 27 (2.53%) Investment Banking
7 26 (2.44%) Retail
8 24 (2.25%) Back Office
9 23 (2.16%) Retail Banking
10 19 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.84%) Front Office
12 9 (0.84%) International Banking
13 7 (0.66%) Publishing
14 6 (0.56%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.47%) Games
16 4 (0.37%) Advertising
16 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 136 (12.75%) IT Manager
2 108 (10.12%) Analyst
3 76 (7.12%) Security Manager
4 70 (6.56%) Architect
5 69 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (5.72%) Administrator
7 53 (4.97%) Infrastructure Manager
8 51 (4.78%) Risk Manager
9 44 (4.12%) Business Manager
10 42 (3.94%) Consultant
10 42 (3.94%) Service Manager
11 40 (3.75%) Head of IT
12 37 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
13 36 (3.37%) IT Security Manager
14 33 (3.09%) Support Analyst
15 31 (2.91%) DBA
16 30 (2.81%) Linux Administrator
16 30 (2.81%) Operations Manager
16 30 (2.81%) Support Engineer
16 30 (2.81%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.84%) Web Services
2 35 (3.28%) .NET
3 12 (1.12%) Java EE
3 12 (1.12%) Spring
3 12 (1.12%) Spring Boot
4 9 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (0.66%) Middleware
5 7 (0.66%) XML
6 6 (0.56%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.56%) EDI
7 5 (0.47%) HTML
7 5 (0.47%) JSON
7 5 (0.47%) SOAP
7 5 (0.47%) WSDL
8 4 (0.37%) LAMP
9 3 (0.28%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.28%) jQuery
9 3 (0.28%) SAP Basis
9 3 (0.28%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 152 (14.25%) Management Information System
2 108 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (8.90%) Data Centre
4 49 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.00%) Clustering
6 30 (2.81%) Data Protection Act
7 28 (2.62%) Private Cloud
8 27 (2.53%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.53%) Replication
9 21 (1.97%) CESG
10 20 (1.87%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
12 15 (1.41%) User Experience
13 14 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (1.12%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.12%) NHS
14 12 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 316 (29.62%) Windows
2 189 (17.71%) Windows Server
3 186 (17.43%) Linux
4 86 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (6.75%) Windows 7
6 68 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (5.81%) Unix
8 47 (4.40%) Windows 10
9 43 (4.03%) CentOS
9 43 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (2.62%) Mac OS X
11 24 (2.25%) Solaris
12 23 (2.16%) Windows 8
13 14 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.12%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.03%) Android
16 8 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.66%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.56%) HPUX
19 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (49.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 252 (23.62%) Information Security
3 249 (23.34%) ITIL
4 191 (17.90%) Business Continuity Planning
5 173 (16.21%) BCP
6 166 (15.56%) Project Management
7 156 (14.62%) Risk Management
8 124 (11.62%) Data Protection
9 117 (10.97%) Change Management
9 117 (10.97%) Service Management
10 102 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
11 101 (9.47%) Service Delivery
12 97 (9.09%) Incident Management
13 94 (8.81%) High Availability
14 93 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 82 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 76 (7.12%) IT Strategy
16 76 (7.12%) Security Management
17 72 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
17 72 (6.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 164 (15.37%) SQL
2 43 (4.03%) Bash Shell
3 39 (3.66%) Python
4 36 (3.37%) Java
4 36 (3.37%) Perl
5 29 (2.72%) PowerShell
6 28 (2.62%) Ruby
7 26 (2.44%) C#
7 26 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 23 (2.16%) C
8 23 (2.16%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.12%) VB
10 10 (0.94%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.47%) C++
12 4 (0.37%) AWK
12 4 (0.37%) Bourne shell
12 4 (0.37%) Korn
12 4 (0.37%) PHP
13 3 (0.28%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 156 (14.62%) Degree
2 107 (10.03%) CISSP
3 69 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (6.09%) CISM
6 45 (4.22%) CCNA
7 44 (4.12%) MCSE
8 37 (3.47%) CISA
8 37 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (2.53%) CCNP
10 25 (2.34%) MCSA
11 23 (2.16%) Security Cleared
12 19 (1.78%) SSCP
13 18 (1.69%) MCP
13 18 (1.69%) SC Cleared
13 18 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.50%) CESG Certified Professional
15 14 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.12%) ISEB
17 9 (0.84%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (18.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 106 (9.93%) SLA
3 68 (6.37%) PCI DSS
4 59 (5.53%) GDPR
5 38 (3.56%) COBIT
6 37 (3.47%) ISO 9001
7 36 (3.37%) QA
8 28 (2.62%) ISO 22301
9 26 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 24 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 21 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
12 14 (1.31%) ISO 14001
13 13 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.94%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 9 (0.84%) Data Quality
15 9 (0.84%) PMO
16 6 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 5 (0.47%) SAS 70
System Software
1 203 (19.03%) Active Directory
2 167 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (8.06%) Hyper-V
4 61 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (3.94%) vSphere
6 34 (3.19%) NFS
7 29 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (2.53%) iptables
9 15 (1.41%) XenApp
10 13 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.12%) KVM
12 11 (1.03%) XenServer
13 9 (0.84%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.84%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.56%) Docker
14 6 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.19%) MetaFrame
17 2 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (4.22%) SCCM
2 30 (2.81%) Puppet
3 29 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.87%) Backup Exec
4 20 (1.87%) Oracle ZFS
5 17 (1.59%) NetBackup
5 17 (1.59%) vCenter Server
6 14 (1.31%) Red Hat Satellite
7 13 (1.22%) SCOM
8 11 (1.03%) Ansible
8 11 (1.03%) Nagios
9 10 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (0.94%) WSUS
10 7 (0.66%) Cisco CME
10 7 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.66%) Opsview
11 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 249 (23.34%) Microsoft
2 230 (21.56%) VMware
3 150 (14.06%) Cisco
4 83 (7.78%) Citrix
5 77 (7.22%) Red Hat
6 73 (6.84%) Oracle
7 72 (6.75%) HP
8 46 (4.31%) NetApp
9 41 (3.84%) Dell
10 32 (3.00%) Avaya
11 29 (2.72%) CheckPoint
12 25 (2.34%) Veeam
13 24 (2.25%) Fortinet
14 20 (1.87%) Juniper
15 19 (1.78%) SAP
16 18 (1.69%) Apple
16 18 (1.69%) Cognos
16 18 (1.69%) Sybase
17 17 (1.59%) Google
17 17 (1.59%) Meraki