Period
to 26 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Disaster Recovery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Disaster Recovery over the 6 months to 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disaster Recovery
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 273 258
Rank change year-on-year -7 -15 +4
Permanent jobs citing Disaster Recovery 804 1,489 2,099
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.21% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.31% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 725 1,168 1,737
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £35,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +5.88%

Disaster Recovery 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 68,836 113,354 139,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.06% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54,242 90,990 111,795
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,900
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Disaster Recovery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Disaster Recovery.

Salary trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Disaster Recovery over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 2021. 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 +2 727 £52,000 -0.95% 165
UK excluding London +5 537 £45,000 -4.26% 132
London -26 243 £57,500 -12.88% 50
North of England +26 163 £45,000 -2.70% 47
South East +45 127 £52,500 +10.53% 21
Work from Home -17 116 £52,000 -0.95% 18
Midlands +4 101 £38,500 -9.41% 30
Yorkshire +20 84 £42,500 -4.49% 15
North West +15 67 £45,000 -14.29% 26
South West +8 56 £46,500 -7.00% 9
West Midlands +21 51 £38,000 -10.59% 20
East Midlands +1 50 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Scotland +21 35 £45,000 - 9
East of England +18 27 £47,500 +2.15% 8
Wales +45 22 £43,500 -10.31% 5
North East +9 12 £45,000 +18.04% 6
Northern Ireland +18 6 £42,500 -12.82% 5

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery 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 Disaster Recovery.

1 362 (45.02%) Windows
2 339 (42.16%) Microsoft
3 322 (40.05%) Azure
4 265 (32.96%) Active Directory
5 236 (29.35%) VMware
6 223 (27.74%) Windows Server
7 195 (24.25%) Firewall
8 189 (23.51%) Microsoft 365
9 188 (23.38%) SQL
10 176 (21.89%) Linux
10 176 (21.89%) Cisco
11 165 (20.52%) SQL Server
11 165 (20.52%) Finance
12 152 (18.91%) AWS
13 149 (18.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 142 (17.66%) Data Centre
15 140 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
16 137 (17.04%) DNS
17 135 (16.79%) Business Continuity
18 130 (16.17%) WAN
19 129 (16.04%) High Availability
20 128 (15.92%) DevOps
21 125 (15.55%) ITIL
22 112 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 108 (13.43%) LAN
23 108 (13.43%) PowerShell
24 106 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
25 105 (13.06%) Hyper-V
26 102 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
27 101 (12.56%) Information Security

Disaster Recovery
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 73 (9.08%) MS Exchange
2 49 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 41 (5.10%) IIS
4 22 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (1.87%) Apache
5 15 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.24%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.24%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.37%) Confluence
10 3 (0.37%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.25%) JBoss
11 2 (0.25%) nginx
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.62%) Magento
3 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.12%) Endur
5 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 322 (40.05%) Azure
2 189 (23.51%) Microsoft 365
3 152 (18.91%) AWS
4 101 (12.56%) IaaS
5 90 (11.19%) SaaS
6 79 (9.83%) PaaS
7 53 (6.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (4.85%) GCP
9 24 (2.99%) Power Platform
10 20 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (2.49%) BPaaS
10 20 (2.49%) Mimecast
11 19 (2.36%) OneDrive
12 15 (1.87%) Serverless
13 11 (1.37%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 195 (24.25%) Firewall
2 137 (17.04%) DNS
3 130 (16.17%) WAN
4 108 (13.43%) LAN
5 89 (11.07%) DHCP
6 85 (10.57%) SAN
7 66 (8.21%) Network Security
7 66 (8.21%) VPN
8 57 (7.09%) VLAN
9 53 (6.59%) TCP/IP
10 49 (6.09%) VoIP
11 46 (5.72%) Internet
12 37 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (4.23%) MPLS
13 34 (4.23%) Wireless
14 32 (3.98%) Remote Desktop
15 29 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (3.23%) NetScaler
16 26 (3.23%) SSL
17 22 (2.74%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (5.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 37 (4.60%) MySQL
6 35 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.36%) NoSQL
8 25 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (2.99%) Power BI
10 23 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (2.74%) Oracle Database
11 22 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (2.61%) OLTP
13 19 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (1.74%) MongoDB
16 13 (1.62%) Hadoop
17 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2019
18 10 (1.24%) Big Data
19 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (2.49%) Jenkins
2 18 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.24%) GitLab
4 6 (0.75%) JIRA
4 6 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.50%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.37%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.25%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.25%) JMeter
7 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.25%) Maven
7 2 (0.25%) Subversion
7 2 (0.25%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 165 (20.52%) Finance
2 30 (3.73%) Banking
3 27 (3.36%) Public Sector
4 24 (2.99%) Marketing
5 21 (2.61%) Legal
5 21 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.36%) Back Office
7 15 (1.87%) Law
7 15 (1.87%) Retail
8 14 (1.74%) Advertising
9 11 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.24%) Aerospace
10 10 (1.24%) Electronics
11 7 (0.87%) Military
12 6 (0.75%) Digital Economy
13 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.62%) Fire and Rescue
13 5 (0.62%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.50%) French Language
14 4 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 83 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 80 (9.95%) Analyst
3 71 (8.83%) DBA
4 70 (8.71%) Administrator
5 62 (7.71%) IT Engineer
6 57 (7.09%) Network Engineer
7 52 (6.47%) IT Manager
8 35 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
9 32 (3.98%) Azure Engineer
9 32 (3.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (3.61%) SQL DBA
11 27 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
12 25 (3.11%) Infrastructure Manager
12 25 (3.11%) Security Analyst
13 24 (2.99%) Applications Support
13 24 (2.99%) Architect
13 24 (2.99%) Consultant
13 24 (2.99%) Developer
13 24 (2.99%) Support Engineer
14 22 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.59%) .NET
2 30 (3.73%) Web Services
3 13 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (1.24%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.24%) HTML
4 10 (1.24%) LDAP
5 9 (1.12%) REST
6 7 (0.87%) JSON
6 7 (0.87%) Node.js
7 6 (0.75%) HTML5
7 6 (0.75%) JMS
7 6 (0.75%) SAML
8 5 (0.62%) CSS
8 5 (0.62%) MDX
8 5 (0.62%) XML
9 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.50%) Middleware
9 4 (0.50%) WSH
10 3 (0.37%) RESTful
10 3 (0.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 142 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 140 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (12.19%) Management Information System
4 50 (6.22%) Clustering
5 43 (5.35%) Replication
6 42 (5.22%) Public Cloud
7 27 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (3.11%) Mobile App
8 25 (3.11%) Private Cloud
9 23 (2.86%) CMDB
10 22 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (2.49%) EPoS
12 18 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.62%) User Experience
14 10 (1.24%) SWIFT
15 9 (1.12%) Client/Server
15 9 (1.12%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.12%) FMCG
15 9 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 362 (45.02%) Windows
2 223 (27.74%) Windows Server
3 176 (21.89%) Linux
4 65 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (6.09%) Unix
6 49 (6.09%) Windows 10
7 46 (5.72%) Windows Server 2016
8 37 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (4.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 23 (2.86%) CentOS
10 17 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.37%) VMS
12 10 (1.24%) Solaris
12 10 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.75%) Fedora
14 6 (0.75%) SUSE
15 5 (0.62%) AIX
15 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (16.79%) Business Continuity
2 129 (16.04%) High Availability
3 128 (15.92%) DevOps
4 125 (15.55%) ITIL
5 112 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 106 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
7 102 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
8 101 (12.56%) Information Security
9 92 (11.44%) Cybersecurity
10 87 (10.82%) Service Management
11 73 (9.08%) Performance Tuning
12 72 (8.96%) Project Management
13 71 (8.83%) Change Management
14 70 (8.71%) Service Delivery
15 68 (8.46%) Incident Management
16 62 (7.71%) Configuration Management
17 56 (6.97%) Infrastructure as Code
18 52 (6.47%) Capacity Planning
18 52 (6.47%) IT Strategy
19 49 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 188 (23.38%) SQL
2 108 (13.43%) PowerShell
3 59 (7.34%) T-SQL
4 47 (5.85%) Python
5 39 (4.85%) C#
6 26 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 17 (2.11%) Ruby
8 15 (1.87%) C
9 14 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.37%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.24%) VB
12 8 (1.00%) VBScript
13 6 (0.75%) Java
13 6 (0.75%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.62%) Perl
14 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.37%) AWK
15 3 (0.37%) Lisp
15 3 (0.37%) Scala
15 3 (0.37%) sed
Qualifications
1 79 (9.83%) Degree
1 79 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (9.70%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (6.97%) MCSE
3 56 (6.97%) Security Cleared
4 48 (5.97%) CISSP
5 43 (5.35%) CCNA
5 43 (5.35%) SC Cleared
6 38 (4.73%) CISM
7 33 (4.10%) CCNP
8 32 (3.98%) MCSA
9 29 (3.61%) CISA
10 24 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (2.61%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 20 (2.49%) MCP
13 18 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.99%) CCIE
14 16 (1.99%) SSCP
15 13 (1.62%) MCITP
16 12 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (8.21%) SLA
3 43 (5.35%) GDPR
4 27 (3.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (2.86%) PCI DSS
6 22 (2.74%) ITGC
7 21 (2.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 20 (2.49%) HIPAA
9 18 (2.24%) QA
10 16 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 13 (1.62%) COBIT
12 11 (1.37%) NIST
13 10 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (1.12%) ISO 9001
15 8 (1.00%) Data Quality
16 7 (0.87%) PMO
17 6 (0.75%) BS25999
18 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 4 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 3 (0.37%) COSO
System Software
1 265 (32.96%) Active Directory
2 149 (18.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (13.06%) Hyper-V
4 54 (6.72%) vSphere
5 52 (6.47%) Docker
6 43 (5.35%) XenApp
7 35 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 30 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.75%) oVirt
11 6 (0.75%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 6 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.62%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.50%) KVM
13 4 (0.50%) NFS
13 4 (0.50%) Samba
13 4 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (6.97%) SCCM
2 53 (6.59%) Ansible
3 44 (5.47%) Kubernetes
4 35 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (3.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (3.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (3.73%) Terraform
7 26 (3.23%) Puppet
7 26 (3.23%) ZABBIX
8 22 (2.74%) Failover Clustering
9 21 (2.61%) WSUS
10 16 (1.99%) NetBackup
11 14 (1.74%) Data Guard
12 12 (1.49%) Graylog
12 12 (1.49%) vCenter Server
13 11 (1.37%) Nagios
13 11 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 7 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 339 (42.16%) Microsoft
2 236 (29.35%) VMware
3 176 (21.89%) Cisco
4 90 (11.19%) Citrix
5 61 (7.59%) Oracle
6 58 (7.21%) Veeam
7 47 (5.85%) HP
8 45 (5.60%) Dell
9 43 (5.35%) Red Hat
10 33 (4.10%) Sophos
11 32 (3.98%) Juniper
12 31 (3.86%) EMC
13 29 (3.61%) NetApp
14 28 (3.48%) Symantec
15 27 (3.36%) F5
16 24 (2.99%) Google
17 21 (2.61%) Palo Alto
18 20 (2.49%) SolarWinds
19 19 (2.36%) Avaya
20 14 (1.74%) CheckPoint