Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Business Continuity
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 442 452 432
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20 -17
Permanent jobs citing Business Continuity 1,168 1,112 1,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.65% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.71% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 879 847 1,163
UK median annual salary £52,500 £53,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.94% +10.42% -4.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,900 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -5.43%

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 156,442 156,194 180,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.63% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,751 127,200 150,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 June 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 20 June 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 +11 1,099 £52,500 -4.55% 128
UK excluding London +32 675 £45,000 - 91
London -2 470 £60,000 +4.35% 45
South East +21 199 £49,250 -6.19% 21
North of England +55 196 £45,000 +9.09% 15
Midlands +10 142 £40,000 -15.79% 30
North West +63 126 £49,500 +21.47% 8
West Midlands +35 101 £40,000 -11.11% 20
Yorkshire -10 63 £42,500 +3.03% 5
East of England -25 50 £45,000 +7.14% 6
South West +7 43 £55,500 +47.02% 11
East Midlands +13 41 £42,500 -35.85% 9
Scotland -40 32 £47,500 - 6
Wales +22 24 £34,000 -15.00%
North East -18 7 £42,000 +5.00% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland +6 3 £55,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 522 (44.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 349 (29.88%) Windows
3 342 (29.28%) Finance
4 316 (27.05%) Information Security
5 315 (26.97%) ITIL
6 262 (22.43%) Microsoft
7 244 (20.89%) Active Directory
8 230 (19.69%) Firewall
9 224 (19.18%) VMware
10 218 (18.66%) Degree
11 212 (18.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 212 (18.15%) SQL Server
12 207 (17.72%) Project Management
13 205 (17.55%) Windows Server
14 204 (17.47%) Problem-Solving
15 202 (17.29%) Management Information System
16 201 (17.21%) SQL
17 197 (16.87%) Risk Management
18 168 (14.38%) Cisco
18 168 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 168 (14.38%) Business Continuity Planning
19 164 (14.04%) Linux
20 155 (13.27%) Change Management
21 152 (13.01%) BCP
21 152 (13.01%) Cybersecurity
22 150 (12.84%) Data Protection
23 149 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
24 145 (12.41%) CISSP
25 143 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
26 141 (12.07%) Office 365

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
1 135 (11.56%) MS Exchange
2 86 (7.36%) SharePoint
3 70 (5.99%) IIS
4 49 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (4.11%) Skype for Business
6 44 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (1.37%) SAS
7 16 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
11 8 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (0.60%) CMS
13 6 (0.51%) Apache
13 6 (0.51%) Confluence
14 4 (0.34%) JBoss
15 3 (0.26%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.26%) Stata
7 2 (0.17%) Revit
8 1 (0.086%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.086%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.51%) IntelliMatch
3 6 (0.51%) SAP BPC
3 6 (0.51%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.26%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.086%) Finacle
8 1 (0.086%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.086%) Maximo
8 1 (0.086%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.086%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 141 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 141 (12.07%) Office 365
2 106 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (5.82%) PaaS
4 66 (5.65%) SaaS
5 55 (4.71%) IaaS
6 23 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.63%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.43%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.26%) Serverless
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.17%) G Suite
12 2 (0.17%) Trello
13 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.086%) iPaaS
13 1 (0.086%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 230 (19.69%) Firewall
2 136 (11.64%) LAN
2 136 (11.64%) WAN
3 129 (11.04%) SAN
4 99 (8.48%) DNS
5 98 (8.39%) VPN
6 88 (7.53%) Network Security
7 86 (7.36%) VoIP
8 71 (6.08%) SSL
9 70 (5.99%) DHCP
10 58 (4.97%) TCP/IP
11 56 (4.79%) IPsec
12 54 (4.62%) Wireless
13 51 (4.37%) Internet
14 38 (3.25%) MPLS
15 35 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
16 34 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
17 32 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (2.31%) Skype
18 27 (2.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (18.15%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (3.25%) Big Data
4 37 (3.17%) MySQL
5 29 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.97%) OLAP
7 23 (1.97%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.88%) Power BI
9 20 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.71%) Oracle OLAP
10 19 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
12 14 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.77%) QlikView
15 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (1.97%) JIRA
2 10 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.34%) Gatling
4 4 (0.34%) NeoLoad
4 4 (0.34%) Selenium
4 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.26%) Maven
5 3 (0.26%) RStudio
5 3 (0.26%) Subversion
6 2 (0.17%) Ant
6 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
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
1 342 (29.28%) Finance
2 113 (9.67%) Legal
3 71 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 63 (5.39%) Banking
5 38 (3.25%) Retail
6 22 (1.88%) Law
7 21 (1.80%) Back Office
8 19 (1.63%) Advertising
9 18 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.54%) Marketing
10 15 (1.28%) Billing
11 13 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.94%) Games
13 9 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.51%) Front Office
14 6 (0.51%) International Banking
14 6 (0.51%) Local Government
14 6 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 179 (15.33%) Analyst
2 111 (9.50%) IT Manager
3 90 (7.71%) Architect
4 80 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 73 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 65 (5.57%) Security Manager
7 56 (4.79%) Administrator
8 51 (4.37%) Support Analyst
9 47 (4.02%) Information Analyst
9 47 (4.02%) Information Security Analyst
10 46 (3.94%) Security Officer
11 43 (3.68%) Information Manager
11 43 (3.68%) Information Security Manager
12 42 (3.60%) Information Security Officer
13 41 (3.51%) Support Engineer
14 40 (3.42%) Consultant
14 40 (3.42%) Infrastructure Manager
15 39 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
16 37 (3.17%) Head of IT
16 37 (3.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.74%) .NET
2 49 (4.20%) Web Services
3 34 (2.91%) Middleware
4 21 (1.80%) LDAP
4 21 (1.80%) XML
5 20 (1.71%) JSON
6 19 (1.63%) SOAP
7 16 (1.37%) WSDL
8 10 (0.86%) SailPoint
9 9 (0.77%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
11 7 (0.60%) HTML
12 6 (0.51%) HTML5
13 5 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (0.43%) REST
14 4 (0.34%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.34%) CSS
14 4 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
15 3 (0.26%) 802.1X
15 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 202 (17.29%) Management Information System
2 143 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (10.79%) Data Centre
4 97 (8.30%) Computer Science
5 56 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (3.42%) Data Protection Act
7 34 (2.91%) Replication
8 30 (2.57%) User Experience
9 26 (2.23%) Mobile App
10 25 (2.14%) Virtual Team
11 24 (2.05%) Fintech
12 22 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
13 20 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (1.46%) Hedge funds
14 17 (1.46%) Private Cloud
15 16 (1.37%) Driving Licence
15 16 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (1.28%) Public Cloud
17 14 (1.20%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 349 (29.88%) Windows
2 205 (17.55%) Windows Server
3 164 (14.04%) Linux
4 68 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (3.42%) Unix
7 38 (3.25%) Windows 10
7 38 (3.25%) Windows 7
8 27 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (1.97%) Android
10 21 (1.80%) Solaris
11 16 (1.37%) CentOS
12 13 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.94%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.68%) HPUX
15 8 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.51%) AIX
17 6 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (44.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 316 (27.05%) Information Security
3 315 (26.97%) ITIL
4 207 (17.72%) Project Management
5 204 (17.47%) Problem-Solving
6 197 (16.87%) Risk Management
7 168 (14.38%) Business Continuity Planning
8 155 (13.27%) Change Management
9 152 (13.01%) BCP
9 152 (13.01%) Cybersecurity
10 150 (12.84%) Data Protection
11 149 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 132 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
13 128 (10.96%) IT Strategy
14 123 (10.53%) Incident Management
15 112 (9.59%) Service Management
16 105 (8.99%) Service Delivery
17 104 (8.90%) PRINCE2
18 101 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
19 99 (8.48%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 201 (17.21%) SQL
2 82 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 54 (4.62%) Java
4 36 (3.08%) Python
5 29 (2.48%) C#
6 24 (2.05%) C
7 22 (1.88%) VB
8 19 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.28%) Perl
10 14 (1.20%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.11%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.11%) Ruby
12 11 (0.94%) VBScript
13 10 (0.86%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.51%) C++
15 6 (0.51%) VBA
16 4 (0.34%) PHP
17 3 (0.26%) RPG
Qualifications
1 218 (18.66%) Degree
2 145 (12.41%) CISSP
3 91 (7.79%) CISM
4 77 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 69 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (5.74%) CISA
7 39 (3.34%) CCNA
8 38 (3.25%) MCSA
8 38 (3.25%) MCSE
9 36 (3.08%) Security Cleared
10 31 (2.65%) CCNP
10 31 (2.65%) TOGAF Certification
11 29 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (1.80%) IISP
13 18 (1.54%) SANS
14 16 (1.37%) SC Cleared
15 14 (1.20%) CCDP
15 14 (1.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 13 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (18.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 112 (9.59%) SLA
3 109 (9.33%) GDPR
4 78 (6.68%) COBIT
5 52 (4.45%) PCI DSS
6 34 (2.91%) ISO 22301
7 20 (1.71%) Data Quality
8 18 (1.54%) PMO
9 17 (1.46%) QA
10 14 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.86%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.43%) COSO
16 5 (0.43%) GAMP
16 5 (0.43%) ISO 14001
17 4 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 244 (20.89%) Active Directory
2 168 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (8.73%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (3.34%) vSphere
6 32 (2.74%) Firmware
7 29 (2.48%) XenApp
8 20 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.03%) NFS
10 11 (0.94%) iptables
11 10 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.86%) XenServer
12 9 (0.77%) DFS Replication
12 9 (0.77%) Docker
13 4 (0.34%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (4.62%) SCCM
2 31 (2.65%) SCOM
3 19 (1.63%) Nessus
4 16 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 14 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.20%) Puppet
5 14 (1.20%) vCenter Server
6 12 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (0.94%) AirWatch
7 11 (0.94%) TrustSec
8 9 (0.77%) Ansible
9 8 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (0.68%) WSUS
10 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.51%) OpenVAS
11 6 (0.51%) Perfmon
11 6 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 262 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 224 (19.18%) VMware
3 168 (14.38%) Cisco
4 98 (8.39%) Oracle
5 59 (5.05%) Citrix
6 42 (3.60%) HP
7 34 (2.91%) Symantec
7 34 (2.91%) Veeam
8 32 (2.74%) CheckPoint
9 31 (2.65%) Google
9 31 (2.65%) SAP
10 30 (2.57%) Palo Alto
11 27 (2.31%) Dell
12 26 (2.23%) Red Hat
13 25 (2.14%) IBM
13 25 (2.14%) SolarWinds
14 19 (1.63%) Fortinet
14 19 (1.63%) NetApp
15 15 (1.28%) ServiceNow
16 14 (1.20%) Apple