Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 400 417
Rank change year-on-year -58 +17 +17
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 1,073 1,299 1,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.74% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.83% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 897 1,069 1,252
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £28,000 £28,525
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -1.14% -4.35%

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 155,849 156,291 185,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.86% 89.54% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 125,378 129,131 153,692
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -49 1,033 £55,000 +10.00% 154
UK excluding London -61 568 £45,000 +3.45% 111
London -45 493 £60,000 +9.09% 48
South East +2 187 £47,500 - 40
North of England -56 135 £47,500 +14.46% 25
Midlands -42 93 £40,000 -6.98% 22
South West -16 71 £45,750 +49.41% 9
West Midlands -5 69 £38,500 +2.67% 12
North West -31 63 £52,500 +40.00% 15
Yorkshire -10 58 £44,000 -5.38% 5
East of England +13 54 £45,750 +7.65% 10
East Midlands -27 24 £47,500 +9.20% 10
Scotland -46 20 £37,500 -15.25% 1
Wales +7 19 £50,000 +21.21% 4
North East -8 14 £77,500 +169.57% 5
Northern Ireland -21 1 £21,000 -47.50%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 477 (44.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 314 (29.26%) Finance
3 301 (28.05%) Windows
4 252 (23.49%) Information Security
5 250 (23.30%) ITIL
6 238 (22.18%) Microsoft
7 211 (19.66%) Active Directory
8 202 (18.83%) Firewall
9 190 (17.71%) Business Continuity Planning
10 189 (17.61%) Degree
11 187 (17.43%) Windows Server
12 186 (17.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 178 (16.59%) VMware
14 177 (16.50%) SQL
15 176 (16.40%) BCP
16 155 (14.45%) Management Information System
17 152 (14.17%) Risk Management
17 152 (14.17%) SQL Server
18 150 (13.98%) Project Management
19 149 (13.89%) Linux
20 148 (13.79%) Change Management
21 138 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
22 134 (12.49%) Cisco
23 129 (12.02%) SAN
24 124 (11.56%) Continuous Improvement
25 118 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
26 117 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
27 116 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
28 111 (10.34%) DNS
29 109 (10.16%) 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
1 101 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 63 (5.87%) Skype for Business
3 48 (4.47%) SharePoint
4 47 (4.38%) IIS
5 34 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (2.05%) SAS
8 18 (1.68%) Apache
8 18 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.56%) JBoss
12 6 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.47%) CMS
13 5 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.47%) OpenROAD
13 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.19%) Gentran
Applications
1 64 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.75%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.58%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.56%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.37%) Magento
5 4 (0.37%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.28%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.19%) Workfront
8 1 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.093%) Epicor Vantage
8 1 (0.093%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.093%) iTrent
8 1 (0.093%) Kondor
8 1 (0.093%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 117 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (8.67%) Office 365
3 74 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.36%) Mimecast
4 36 (3.36%) PaaS
5 33 (3.08%) IaaS
6 32 (2.98%) SaaS
7 17 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.28%) GitHub
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.19%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.093%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.093%) Datadog
13 1 (0.093%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.093%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 202 (18.83%) Firewall
2 129 (12.02%) SAN
3 111 (10.34%) DNS
4 102 (9.51%) VPN
5 87 (8.11%) LAN
6 85 (7.92%) WAN
7 78 (7.27%) DHCP
8 65 (6.06%) Network Security
9 61 (5.68%) SSL
10 60 (5.59%) TCP/IP
11 55 (5.13%) Unified Communications
12 45 (4.19%) VoIP
13 43 (4.01%) Internet
14 42 (3.91%) IPsec
15 41 (3.82%) Wireless
16 38 (3.54%) Skype
17 31 (2.89%) VLAN
18 28 (2.61%) MPLS
18 28 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
19 23 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (3.63%) MySQL
5 37 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (3.26%) OLAP
7 31 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (1.96%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.77%) Big Data
11 19 (1.77%) Oracle OLAP
12 18 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (1.30%) Hadoop
15 14 (1.30%) Relational Database
16 13 (1.21%) MongoDB
17 11 (1.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (1.03%) JIRA
1 11 (1.03%) Visual Studio
2 10 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.47%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.28%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
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 (0.093%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.093%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.093%) Maven
7 1 (0.093%) MSI
7 1 (0.093%) MSTest
7 1 (0.093%) NUnit
7 1 (0.093%) Vagrant
General
1 314 (29.26%) Finance
2 102 (9.51%) Legal
3 64 (5.96%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.10%) Banking
5 43 (4.01%) Law
6 37 (3.45%) Marketing
7 36 (3.36%) Retail
8 23 (2.14%) Back Office
9 16 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.21%) Front Office
12 11 (1.03%) International Banking
13 10 (0.93%) Games
14 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.28%) Advertising
17 2 (0.19%) Billing
17 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (11.74%) Analyst
2 117 (10.90%) IT Manager
3 84 (7.83%) Architect
4 76 (7.08%) Security Manager
5 59 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 53 (4.94%) Administrator
7 48 (4.47%) Business Manager
8 44 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
9 43 (4.01%) Consultant
10 42 (3.91%) Head of IT
10 42 (3.91%) Support Analyst
11 36 (3.36%) Applications Support
11 36 (3.36%) Support Engineer
12 35 (3.26%) IT Support
13 34 (3.17%) Information Manager
14 32 (2.98%) Information Security Manager
15 31 (2.89%) Security Officer
16 30 (2.80%) Information Security Officer
17 29 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
18 28 (2.61%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.50%) .NET
2 47 (4.38%) Web Services
3 19 (1.77%) Middleware
3 19 (1.77%) XML
4 17 (1.58%) LDAP
5 13 (1.21%) JSON
6 12 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
6 12 (1.12%) SOAP
6 12 (1.12%) WSDL
7 11 (1.03%) HTML
8 10 (0.93%) HTML5
9 8 (0.75%) CSS
10 7 (0.65%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.65%) EDI
11 6 (0.56%) Java EE
11 6 (0.56%) Spring
11 6 (0.56%) Spring Boot
12 5 (0.47%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 155 (14.45%) Management Information System
2 116 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (8.67%) Data Centre
4 72 (6.71%) Computer Science
5 34 (3.17%) Public Cloud
6 30 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 26 (2.42%) Clustering
7 26 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (1.86%) CESG
8 20 (1.86%) Private Cloud
8 20 (1.86%) Replication
9 19 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.58%) User Experience
12 16 (1.49%) Cyberattack
13 14 (1.30%) NHS
14 13 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
14 13 (1.21%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 301 (28.05%) Windows
2 187 (17.43%) Windows Server
3 149 (13.89%) Linux
4 80 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (4.85%) Windows 7
7 49 (4.57%) Unix
8 36 (3.36%) Windows 10
9 27 (2.52%) CentOS
9 27 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.96%) Mac OS X
11 20 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.68%) Windows 8
13 16 (1.49%) Solaris
14 10 (0.93%) Android
14 10 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.75%) VMS
15 8 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.56%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (44.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 252 (23.49%) Information Security
3 250 (23.30%) ITIL
4 190 (17.71%) Business Continuity Planning
5 176 (16.40%) BCP
6 152 (14.17%) Risk Management
7 150 (13.98%) Project Management
8 148 (13.79%) Change Management
9 124 (11.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 118 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
11 105 (9.79%) Data Protection
12 100 (9.32%) Incident Management
13 99 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 97 (9.04%) High Availability
15 96 (8.95%) Service Management
16 93 (8.67%) Service Delivery
17 82 (7.64%) Line Management
18 75 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
19 74 (6.90%) IT Strategy
19 74 (6.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 177 (16.50%) SQL
2 49 (4.57%) Java
3 35 (3.26%) PowerShell
4 34 (3.17%) Python
5 33 (3.08%) C#
6 30 (2.80%) C
7 29 (2.70%) Bash Shell
8 21 (1.96%) Perl
9 19 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.58%) JavaScript
11 14 (1.30%) Ruby
12 13 (1.21%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.03%) VB
14 5 (0.47%) PHP
14 5 (0.47%) RPG
14 5 (0.47%) RPG IV
14 5 (0.47%) VBA
15 4 (0.37%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.37%) C++
15 4 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 189 (17.61%) Degree
2 109 (10.16%) CISSP
3 77 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 76 (7.08%) CISM
5 58 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (4.85%) MCSE
7 39 (3.63%) CISA
8 33 (3.08%) Security Cleared
9 32 (2.98%) ISEB
10 31 (2.89%) CCNA
11 26 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (2.05%) MCSA
13 20 (1.86%) CCNP
13 20 (1.86%) PMI Certification
13 20 (1.86%) SC Cleared
14 18 (1.68%) SSCP
14 18 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
16 14 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (17.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (7.64%) SLA
3 74 (6.90%) PCI DSS
4 66 (6.15%) GDPR
5 41 (3.82%) COBIT
6 31 (2.89%) ISO 22301
7 25 (2.33%) ISO 9001
8 23 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 23 (2.14%) QA
8 23 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 22 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (1.12%) JSP 440
11 11 (1.03%) Data Quality
11 11 (1.03%) ISO 14001
12 10 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.93%) PMO
13 8 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 7 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.56%) SAS 70
16 5 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 211 (19.66%) Active Directory
2 138 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 50 (4.66%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (2.89%) vSphere
6 18 (1.68%) XenApp
7 17 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.30%) NFS
8 14 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (1.21%) iptables
10 10 (0.93%) Docker
11 9 (0.84%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.47%) GlusterFS
13 5 (0.47%) XenServer
14 4 (0.37%) KVM
14 4 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.28%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.28%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (3.54%) SCCM
2 16 (1.49%) Puppet
2 16 (1.49%) vCenter Server
3 15 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.12%) WSUS
6 9 (0.84%) SCOM
7 8 (0.75%) Ansible
7 8 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (0.65%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (0.65%) Perfmon
9 6 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.47%) Nessus
10 5 (0.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 238 (22.18%) Microsoft
2 178 (16.59%) VMware
3 134 (12.49%) Cisco
4 104 (9.69%) Oracle
5 76 (7.08%) Citrix
6 54 (5.03%) Red Hat
7 52 (4.85%) HP
8 35 (3.26%) NetApp
9 31 (2.89%) Veeam
10 29 (2.70%) Avaya
11 27 (2.52%) SAP
12 26 (2.42%) Cognos
12 26 (2.42%) Dell
13 23 (2.14%) Fortinet
14 22 (2.05%) Google
15 20 (1.86%) Apple
15 20 (1.86%) JD Edwards
16 19 (1.77%) CheckPoint
17 17 (1.58%) Sybase
18 15 (1.40%) PeopleSoft