Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disaster Recovery
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 248 260
Rank change year-on-year -22 +12 -12
Permanent jobs citing Disaster Recovery 1,506 2,114 2,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.39% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.51% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,131 1,636 1,911
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 114,871 139,850 160,545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.97% 92.16% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 90,930 110,348 129,622
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,069 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.38% - +5.88%

Disaster Recovery
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery.

Salary trend for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Disaster Recovery over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Disaster Recovery in the UK

Disaster Recovery
Top 16 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 25 January 2020. 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 -17 1,397 £52,500 +5.00% 306
UK excluding London -46 836 £45,000 - 267
London +13 612 £65,000 +8.33% 67
South East -52 222 £47,500 - 61
North of England -101 197 £45,000 - 83
Midlands +89 181 £42,500 - 43
East of England +56 105 £51,625 +7.55% 25
North West -82 101 £50,000 +11.11% 38
East Midlands +60 98 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Yorkshire -38 85 £44,250 +5.36% 36
West Midlands +49 83 £40,000 -5.88% 24
South West +9 75 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Scotland +17 37 £45,000 -16.28% 8
Wales -15 16 £48,500 +23.57% 18
North East +2 11 £37,061 +5.89% 9
Northern Ireland +9 3 £45,000 +28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 612 (40.64%) Windows
2 568 (37.72%) Microsoft
3 410 (27.22%) Finance
4 400 (26.56%) Azure
5 398 (26.43%) VMware
6 363 (24.10%) Active Directory
7 352 (23.37%) SQL
8 336 (22.31%) ITIL
9 335 (22.24%) SQL Server
10 334 (22.18%) Business Continuity
11 328 (21.78%) Linux
12 317 (21.05%) Windows Server
13 304 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 287 (19.06%) Office 365
15 281 (18.66%) Firewall
16 255 (16.93%) AWS
17 251 (16.67%) High Availability
18 223 (14.81%) DNS
19 220 (14.61%) Data Centre
20 217 (14.41%) Cisco
21 209 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
22 205 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
23 198 (13.15%) Degree
24 194 (12.88%) DevOps
25 186 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 179 (11.89%) Service Management
27 178 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
28 175 (11.62%) PowerShell
29 173 (11.49%) Citrix
30 170 (11.29%) LAN

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
1 147 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 97 (6.44%) SharePoint
3 60 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (3.19%) IIS
5 41 (2.72%) Skype for Business
6 25 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (1.20%) Apache
8 14 (0.93%) SAS
9 11 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (0.66%) PowerExchange
11 8 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.33%) Confluence
12 5 (0.33%) nginx
12 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.20%) JBoss
14 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 71 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) Abaqus
5 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.13%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.66%) assyst
2 9 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.46%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.33%) Loan IQ
6 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.20%) SnowdropKCS
7 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 400 (26.56%) Azure
2 287 (19.06%) Office 365
3 255 (16.93%) AWS
4 111 (7.37%) IaaS
5 108 (7.17%) SaaS
6 59 (3.92%) PaaS
7 45 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (2.32%) GCP
9 30 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (1.93%) Power Platform
11 20 (1.33%) GitHub
12 18 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (1.06%) OneDrive
14 11 (0.73%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.73%) PowerApps
14 11 (0.73%) Serverless
14 11 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 281 (18.66%) Firewall
2 223 (14.81%) DNS
3 170 (11.29%) LAN
4 168 (11.16%) WAN
5 161 (10.69%) SAN
6 160 (10.62%) DHCP
7 113 (7.50%) Network Security
8 104 (6.91%) TCP/IP
9 102 (6.77%) VPN
10 75 (4.98%) Wireless
11 68 (4.52%) VLAN
12 59 (3.92%) VoIP
13 58 (3.85%) Internet
14 46 (3.05%) NAS
15 35 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
16 32 (2.12%) MPLS
17 27 (1.79%) BGP
18 26 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
19 22 (1.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (22.24%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.64%) Relational Database
3 73 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (4.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 61 (4.05%) RDBMS
6 54 (3.59%) Oracle Database
7 51 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
8 49 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 48 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
9 48 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 47 (3.12%) MySQL
11 41 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 35 (2.32%) SQL Server 2014
13 33 (2.19%) NoSQL
14 28 (1.86%) SQL Server 2017
15 27 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
16 26 (1.73%) DB2
17 23 (1.53%) Big Data
18 22 (1.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (1.93%) Jenkins
2 26 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.53%) JIRA
4 15 (1.00%) GitLab
5 13 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.46%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.40%) Subversion
9 5 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.20%) ER Studio
11 3 (0.20%) ERwin
11 3 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.13%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.13%) MSI
12 2 (0.13%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.066%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.066%) Maven
General
1 410 (27.22%) Finance
2 108 (7.17%) Banking
3 54 (3.59%) Retail
3 54 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.72%) Law
5 34 (2.26%) Legal
6 17 (1.13%) Billing
7 16 (1.06%) Public Sector
8 15 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.86%) French Language
9 13 (0.86%) German Language
10 11 (0.73%) Spanish Language
11 10 (0.66%) Marketing
12 9 (0.60%) Back Office
13 8 (0.53%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.46%) Advertising
15 6 (0.40%) Local Government
16 5 (0.33%) Games
17 3 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 180 (11.95%) DBA
2 162 (10.76%) Administrator
3 146 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 136 (9.03%) Analyst
5 110 (7.30%) Consultant
6 98 (6.51%) SQL DBA
7 83 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 79 (5.25%) Support Engineer
9 69 (4.58%) IT Support
10 64 (4.25%) Architect
11 61 (4.05%) IT Engineer
11 61 (4.05%) Network Engineer
12 59 (3.92%) IT Manager
13 48 (3.19%) Developer
13 48 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
14 44 (2.92%) Support Analyst
15 41 (2.72%) Oracle DBA
15 41 (2.72%) Senior DevOps
16 40 (2.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 38 (2.52%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.77%) .NET
2 91 (6.04%) Web Services
3 46 (3.05%) Middleware
4 26 (1.73%) XML
5 23 (1.53%) .NET Framework
5 23 (1.53%) LDAP
6 21 (1.39%) Node.js
7 20 (1.33%) ASP.NET
8 16 (1.06%) HTML
9 14 (0.93%) Flash
9 14 (0.93%) Laravel
10 13 (0.86%) REST
10 13 (0.86%) SOAP
11 10 (0.66%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.66%) CSS
11 10 (0.66%) WSH
12 9 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
13 8 (0.53%) React
13 8 (0.53%) Vue.js
13 8 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 220 (14.61%) Data Centre
2 178 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (9.50%) Management Information System
4 99 (6.57%) Public Cloud
5 97 (6.44%) Replication
6 85 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
7 83 (5.51%) Clustering
8 45 (2.99%) Driving Licence
9 38 (2.52%) Private Cloud
10 36 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 29 (1.93%) Fat Client
11 29 (1.93%) Thin Client
12 28 (1.86%) Virtual Team
13 24 (1.59%) AS400
14 22 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
15 17 (1.13%) CMDB
16 16 (1.06%) Client/Server
17 15 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
18 14 (0.93%) iSeries
19 13 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 612 (40.64%) Windows
2 328 (21.78%) Linux
3 317 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 97 (6.44%) Unix
5 93 (6.18%) Windows 10
6 92 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 43 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.39%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.93%) Solaris
12 12 (0.80%) VMS
13 11 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.60%) CentOS
16 8 (0.53%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.53%) SUSE
17 7 (0.46%) AIX
17 7 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (22.31%) ITIL
2 334 (22.18%) Business Continuity
3 251 (16.67%) High Availability
4 209 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
5 205 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
6 194 (12.88%) DevOps
7 186 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 179 (11.89%) Service Management
9 160 (10.62%) Change Management
10 154 (10.23%) Information Security
11 151 (10.03%) Cybersecurity
12 133 (8.83%) Project Management
13 129 (8.57%) Service Delivery
14 128 (8.50%) Performance Tuning
15 119 (7.90%) Continuous Improvement
16 118 (7.84%) Migration
17 112 (7.44%) Capacity Planning
18 106 (7.04%) Data Protection
19 103 (6.84%) Incident Management
20 96 (6.37%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 352 (23.37%) SQL
2 175 (11.62%) PowerShell
3 82 (5.44%) Python
4 78 (5.18%) T-SQL
5 72 (4.78%) Bash Shell
6 59 (3.92%) C#
7 29 (1.93%) Java
8 26 (1.73%) PHP
9 24 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 22 (1.46%) JavaScript
10 22 (1.46%) PL/SQL
11 21 (1.39%) Ruby
12 20 (1.33%) Perl
13 19 (1.26%) Go
14 17 (1.13%) Korn
15 16 (1.06%) C
16 15 (1.00%) VBScript
17 13 (0.86%) RPG
18 11 (0.73%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 198 (13.15%) Degree
2 113 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (5.05%) MCSE
5 72 (4.78%) CCNA
6 67 (4.45%) Security Cleared
7 66 (4.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 65 (4.32%) CISSP
9 53 (3.52%) CCNP
10 47 (3.12%) CISM
11 42 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
12 37 (2.46%) SC Cleared
13 34 (2.26%) MCSA
14 30 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.66%) DV Cleared
16 20 (1.33%) DBS Check
17 18 (1.20%) CEH
18 16 (1.06%) CCIE
18 16 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
18 16 (1.06%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (5.51%) SLA
3 48 (3.19%) QA
4 43 (2.86%) GDPR
5 18 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (1.20%) NIST
6 15 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.86%) ISO 22301
8 12 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 12 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (0.73%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.33%) COBIT
11 5 (0.33%) NCSC
12 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.20%) PMO
12 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.13%) FISMA
System Software
1 363 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 304 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 77 (5.11%) XenApp
5 69 (4.58%) Docker
6 68 (4.52%) vSphere
7 44 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (2.19%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.53%) Firmware
10 23 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.06%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.27%) etcd
16 4 (0.27%) ProxySG
17 3 (0.20%) KVM
17 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 117 (7.77%) SCCM
2 91 (6.04%) Puppet
3 90 (5.98%) Ansible
4 71 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (3.98%) Kubernetes
6 59 (3.92%) Terraform
7 43 (2.86%) WSUS
8 42 (2.79%) SCOM
9 31 (2.06%) NetBackup
10 25 (1.66%) Data Guard
11 21 (1.39%) Nagios
12 18 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
13 17 (1.13%) SCVMM
14 16 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
15 15 (1.00%) Backup Exec
15 15 (1.00%) Foglight
15 15 (1.00%) LiteSpeed
16 14 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
17 11 (0.73%) vCenter Server
18 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 568 (37.72%) Microsoft
2 398 (26.43%) VMware
3 217 (14.41%) Cisco
4 173 (11.49%) Citrix
5 124 (8.23%) HP
6 121 (8.03%) Oracle
7 86 (5.71%) NetApp
8 60 (3.98%) Dell
9 53 (3.52%) EMC
10 47 (3.12%) WorldPay
11 40 (2.66%) Nimble Storage
12 39 (2.59%) Mitel
13 35 (2.32%) Symantec
14 33 (2.19%) Veeam
15 31 (2.06%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.66%) SolarWinds
17 24 (1.59%) ServiceNow
18 23 (1.53%) CheckPoint
18 23 (1.53%) Palo Alto
19 22 (1.46%) Google