Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disaster Recovery
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 240 245 255
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +14
Permanent jobs citing Disaster Recovery 697 1,964 2,254
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.39% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.51% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 595 1,637 1,863
Median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,750 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +10.23% +3.53%

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 45,424 130,252 153,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.57% 92.19% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,845 102,233 122,379
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 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 +2 642 £55,000 +1.72% 111
UK excluding London +37 434 £50,000 +3.09% 91
London +8 253 £63,250 +5.42% 30
North of England +60 142 £52,500 +5.00% 30
South East +97 122 £57,500 +4.55% 19
North West +15 77 £57,500 +15.00% 20
Midlands +31 70 £47,500 +18.75% 13
West Midlands +64 52 £42,500 +8.89% 8
Yorkshire +106 44 £51,500 -1.90% 10
Work from Home +26 37 £51,500 -28.97% 12
South West +85 34 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Scotland +71 25 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Wales +48 21 £37,500 +25.00% 9
North East +31 21 £42,500 +14.86% 1
East of England +30 19 £47,250 -5.50% 10
East Midlands +15 18 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Northern Ireland +23 1 £50,000 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 261 (37.45%) Azure
2 257 (36.87%) Windows
3 255 (36.59%) Microsoft
4 213 (30.56%) Active Directory
5 205 (29.41%) VMware
6 174 (24.96%) SQL
7 170 (24.39%) Business Continuity
8 163 (23.39%) Finance
8 163 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 158 (22.67%) Windows Server
10 143 (20.52%) SQL Server
11 136 (19.51%) ITIL
12 126 (18.08%) Linux
13 124 (17.79%) AWS
14 122 (17.50%) DNS
15 121 (17.36%) Office 365
16 115 (16.50%) Cisco
16 115 (16.50%) Firewall
17 109 (15.64%) High Availability
18 104 (14.92%) PowerShell
19 100 (14.35%) Data Centre
20 98 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 97 (13.92%) Information Security
22 96 (13.77%) Hyper-V
23 92 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
24 91 (13.06%) DHCP
25 89 (12.77%) DevOps
26 87 (12.48%) WAN
27 86 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
28 85 (12.20%) Agile Software Development

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 41 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.02%) MS Exchange
3 26 (3.73%) Tomcat
4 23 (3.30%) Apache
5 21 (3.01%) Apache Spark
5 21 (3.01%) IIS
6 16 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.87%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.72%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.57%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.29%) nginx
11 2 (0.29%) SAS
12 1 (0.14%) CICS
12 1 (0.14%) Confluence
12 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Moodle
12 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.14%) Mule
Applications
1 31 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.57%) FastStats
2 4 (0.57%) Unica
3 3 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.29%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 261 (37.45%) Azure
2 124 (17.79%) AWS
3 121 (17.36%) Office 365
4 57 (8.18%) IaaS
5 56 (8.03%) PaaS
6 45 (6.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (5.88%) SaaS
8 34 (4.88%) GCP
9 21 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (2.58%) Power Platform
11 16 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (2.01%) OneDrive
14 13 (1.87%) Amazon S3
15 12 (1.72%) Serverless
16 11 (1.58%) OpenShift
16 11 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (1.43%) Route 53
18 9 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
19 6 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 122 (17.50%) DNS
2 115 (16.50%) Firewall
3 91 (13.06%) DHCP
4 87 (12.48%) WAN
5 73 (10.47%) LAN
6 61 (8.75%) TCP/IP
7 60 (8.61%) VPN
8 58 (8.32%) SAN
9 38 (5.45%) Network Security
10 31 (4.45%) Skype
10 31 (4.45%) Wireless
11 30 (4.30%) VoIP
12 24 (3.44%) Internet
13 22 (3.16%) VLAN
14 17 (2.44%) BGP
14 17 (2.44%) MPLS
14 17 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (2.01%) OSPF
16 12 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.73%) Hadoop
3 24 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (3.30%) MySQL
5 21 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.58%) Power BI
8 17 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.30%) Big Data
10 15 (2.15%) DB2
11 13 (1.87%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.87%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.87%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.87%) JIRA
3 17 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.15%) GitLab
5 8 (1.15%) Artifactory
5 8 (1.15%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.00%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.43%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.43%) Maven
8 3 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.43%) Subversion
8 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.29%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.29%) Newman
9 2 (0.29%) Postman
9 2 (0.29%) Selenium
9 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 163 (23.39%) Finance
2 32 (4.59%) Banking
3 24 (3.44%) Legal
4 19 (2.73%) Law
5 14 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.58%) Public Sector
8 10 (1.43%) Advertising
9 8 (1.15%) Back Office
10 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.86%) Games
10 6 (0.86%) Retail
11 5 (0.72%) Housing Association
11 5 (0.72%) Marketing
12 4 (0.57%) Police
13 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Billing
14 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.29%) Local Government
14 2 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 76 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (7.75%) IT Manager
3 50 (7.17%) Analyst
3 50 (7.17%) DBA
4 48 (6.89%) Administrator
5 47 (6.74%) Architect
6 40 (5.74%) Systems Engineer
7 37 (5.31%) IT Engineer
8 30 (4.30%) SQL DBA
9 29 (4.16%) Head of IT
10 26 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
10 26 (3.73%) Server Engineer
11 25 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (3.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (3.30%) Developer
12 23 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
13 22 (3.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 21 (3.01%) Operations Manager
15 20 (2.87%) Infrastructure Manager
15 20 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.74%) .NET
2 18 (2.58%) Web Services
3 16 (2.30%) .NET Framework
4 14 (2.01%) LDAP
5 12 (1.72%) JSON
6 11 (1.58%) J2EE
7 10 (1.43%) XML
8 9 (1.29%) Kafka
9 8 (1.15%) ADO
9 8 (1.15%) PySpark
10 7 (1.00%) 802.1X
10 7 (1.00%) Middleware
11 6 (0.86%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.86%) HTML
11 6 (0.86%) Node.js
11 6 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.86%) WSH
11 6 (0.86%) XMPP
12 5 (0.72%) Flash
12 5 (0.72%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 100 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 78 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 36 (5.16%) Replication
5 35 (5.02%) Public Cloud
6 34 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (3.87%) Clustering
8 17 (2.44%) Private Cloud
9 16 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (1.29%) PMI
14 8 (1.15%) Robotics
14 8 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (1.00%) CMDB
15 7 (1.00%) Life Science
15 7 (1.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 257 (36.87%) Windows
2 158 (22.67%) Windows Server
3 126 (18.08%) Linux
4 53 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (7.60%) Windows Server 2016
5 45 (6.46%) Unix
5 45 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (2.87%) CentOS
8 19 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.30%) Windows 10
10 15 (2.15%) Ubuntu
10 15 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (1.58%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (1.29%) Solaris
13 7 (1.00%) AIX
14 5 (0.72%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.57%) Debian
16 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (24.39%) Business Continuity
2 136 (19.51%) ITIL
3 109 (15.64%) High Availability
4 98 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 97 (13.92%) Information Security
6 89 (12.77%) DevOps
7 86 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
8 85 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
9 83 (11.91%) Change Management
10 69 (9.90%) Service Management
11 64 (9.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 60 (8.61%) Project Management
13 55 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
14 53 (7.60%) Service Delivery
15 51 (7.32%) BCP
15 51 (7.32%) Mentoring
15 51 (7.32%) Migration
16 48 (6.89%) Performance Monitoring
17 47 (6.74%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 174 (24.96%) SQL
2 104 (14.92%) PowerShell
3 68 (9.76%) Python
4 49 (7.03%) T-SQL
5 30 (4.30%) C#
6 25 (3.59%) Java
7 14 (2.01%) PHP
7 14 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.01%) VBScript
8 13 (1.87%) C
9 10 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.29%) C++
11 8 (1.15%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.15%) Ruby
11 8 (1.15%) Scala
12 6 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.57%) X++
14 3 (0.43%) RPG
15 2 (0.29%) BeanShell
15 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (11.91%) Degree
3 61 (8.75%) MCSE
4 51 (7.32%) MCSA
5 38 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (4.73%) Security Cleared
8 25 (3.59%) CCNA
9 22 (3.16%) DV Cleared
9 22 (3.16%) TOGAF Certification
10 17 (2.44%) CISSP
11 16 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.72%) CCNP
14 10 (1.43%) CEH
15 9 (1.29%) CISM
15 9 (1.29%) MCITP
15 9 (1.29%) PMI Certification
16 8 (1.15%) CISA
17 7 (1.00%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (10.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (7.46%) SLA
3 31 (4.45%) GDPR
4 22 (3.16%) PCI DSS
5 15 (2.15%) QA
6 12 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.72%) ISO 22301
7 11 (1.58%) ISO 9001
8 10 (1.43%) COBIT
9 8 (1.15%) NCSC
9 8 (1.15%) NIST
10 6 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.43%) PMO
13 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.29%) ITGC
14 1 (0.14%) GxP
14 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 213 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 163 (23.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (13.77%) Hyper-V
4 41 (5.88%) vSphere
5 38 (5.45%) Docker
6 31 (4.45%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (3.30%) XenApp
8 19 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.43%) NFS
10 9 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.00%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.57%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.57%) Firmware
12 4 (0.57%) HDFS
12 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.57%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 54 (7.75%) Ansible
2 51 (7.32%) SCCM
3 40 (5.74%) WSUS
4 35 (5.02%) Terraform
5 33 (4.73%) Kubernetes
5 33 (4.73%) Puppet
6 29 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (3.30%) SCOM
8 21 (3.01%) SCVMM
9 20 (2.87%) EMC NetWorker
10 19 (2.73%) NetBackup
11 13 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.29%) Rundeck
15 8 (1.15%) vCenter Server
16 5 (0.72%) Backup Exec
16 5 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
16 5 (0.72%) Control-M
16 5 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 255 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 205 (29.41%) VMware
3 115 (16.50%) Cisco
4 74 (10.62%) Citrix
5 49 (7.03%) Oracle
6 42 (6.03%) HP
7 37 (5.31%) Red Hat
8 32 (4.59%) EMC
9 24 (3.44%) Symantec
10 19 (2.73%) Dell
10 19 (2.73%) IBM
11 17 (2.44%) Google
11 17 (2.44%) Veeam
12 16 (2.30%) F5
13 13 (1.87%) SAP
14 12 (1.72%) Remedy
15 10 (1.43%) Fortinet
15 10 (1.43%) NetApp
15 10 (1.43%) SolarWinds
15 10 (1.43%) Splunk