Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disaster Recovery
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 302 251 256
Rank change year-on-year -51 +5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Disaster Recovery 907 1,280 2,014
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.28% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.38% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 730 985 1,588
10th Percentile £33,725 £35,525 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £82,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +9.20%

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 81,645 92,429 134,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.66% 92.29% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 61,586 74,217 106,411
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
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 9 May 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 9 May 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 -45 829 £51,000 -7.27% 169
UK excluding London -29 568 £45,000 -10.00% 139
London -32 308 £60,000 -11.11% 42
North of England -21 170 £42,500 -19.05% 53
Work from Home -36 153 £55,675 +1.23% 18
South East -24 122 £52,500 -4.55% 27
Midlands -18 117 £38,500 -16.30% 21
Yorkshire +5 91 £42,500 -15.00% 23
North West -16 67 £45,000 -18.18% 25
East Midlands +23 59 £38,500 -23.00% 12
West Midlands -31 58 £40,000 -5.88% 9
South West -50 57 £47,000 -6.00% 12
Scotland +1 46 £45,000 +5.88% 8
East of England +2 44 £47,500 +11.76% 14
North East +9 12 £45,000 - 5
Wales +19 7 £40,500 -16.49% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 416 (45.87%) Windows
2 405 (44.65%) Microsoft
3 357 (39.36%) Azure
4 282 (31.09%) VMware
5 280 (30.87%) Active Directory
6 256 (28.22%) Windows Server
7 248 (27.34%) Microsoft 365
8 232 (25.58%) Firewall
9 202 (22.27%) Cisco
10 198 (21.83%) Finance
11 190 (20.95%) Social Skills
12 187 (20.62%) Linux
13 184 (20.29%) SQL
14 181 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 177 (19.51%) Business Continuity
16 169 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
17 157 (17.31%) AWS
17 157 (17.31%) SQL Server
18 155 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
19 147 (16.21%) DNS
20 142 (15.66%) DevOps
20 142 (15.66%) Data Centre
21 136 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 135 (14.88%) High Availability
22 135 (14.88%) ITIL
23 130 (14.33%) PowerShell
24 126 (13.89%) WAN
25 124 (13.67%) Management Information System
26 123 (13.56%) Information Security
26 123 (13.56%) Hyper-V

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 72 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 49 (5.40%) SharePoint
3 42 (4.63%) IIS
4 21 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.43%) Apache
7 11 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.55%) Confluence
8 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.44%) nginx
9 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.33%) CMS
10 3 (0.33%) SAS
11 2 (0.22%) CICS
11 2 (0.22%) JBoss
11 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 80 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.44%) Magento
3 3 (0.33%) Lorenzo
3 3 (0.33%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.22%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (0.22%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.11%) FastStats
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.11%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 357 (39.36%) Azure
2 248 (27.34%) Microsoft 365
3 157 (17.31%) AWS
4 104 (11.47%) IaaS
5 92 (10.14%) SaaS
6 73 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 73 (8.05%) PaaS
7 45 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (3.42%) GCP
9 30 (3.31%) Power Platform
10 21 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (2.09%) Mimecast
12 14 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (1.54%) BPaaS
12 14 (1.54%) OneDrive
13 11 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (1.21%) Serverless
14 9 (0.99%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.99%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 232 (25.58%) Firewall
2 147 (16.21%) DNS
3 126 (13.89%) WAN
4 111 (12.24%) LAN
5 109 (12.02%) SAN
6 102 (11.25%) DHCP
7 90 (9.92%) VPN
8 76 (8.38%) TCP/IP
9 68 (7.50%) Network Security
10 58 (6.39%) VLAN
11 53 (5.84%) VoIP
12 50 (5.51%) Remote Desktop
13 47 (5.18%) Internet
14 40 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
15 33 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
15 33 (3.64%) Wireless
16 30 (3.31%) SSL
17 26 (2.87%) MPLS
18 22 (2.43%) IP Telephony
18 22 (2.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (4.96%) MySQL
4 41 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.65%) NoSQL
9 23 (2.54%) Power BI
10 22 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
11 19 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
14 14 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (1.32%) MongoDB
15 12 (1.32%) OLTP
16 11 (1.21%) Oracle Database
17 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2019
18 7 (0.77%) MariaDB
18 7 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.88%) JIRA
4 7 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.55%) GitLab
6 4 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.22%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.22%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.22%) Mocha
7 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.22%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.11%) git-flow
8 1 (0.11%) Gradle
8 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.11%) Spinnaker
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 198 (21.83%) Finance
2 190 (20.95%) Social Skills
3 169 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (6.28%) Telecoms
5 47 (5.18%) Marketing
6 43 (4.74%) Organisational Skills
7 42 (4.63%) Banking
8 29 (3.20%) Back Office
9 28 (3.09%) Public Sector
10 25 (2.76%) Legal
11 19 (2.09%) Influencing Skills
11 19 (2.09%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.87%) Law
13 15 (1.65%) Retail
14 11 (1.21%) Electronics
15 10 (1.10%) Advertising
15 10 (1.10%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.66%) Digital Economy
17 5 (0.55%) Billing
17 5 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 99 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 98 (10.80%) Analyst
3 63 (6.95%) Administrator
4 61 (6.73%) IT Manager
5 55 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 54 (5.95%) IT Engineer
7 53 (5.84%) DBA
8 42 (4.63%) Azure Engineer
9 37 (4.08%) Consultant
10 35 (3.86%) Support Analyst
11 34 (3.75%) Security Analyst
12 33 (3.64%) Architect
13 32 (3.53%) Infrastructure Manager
14 30 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
15 29 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
15 29 (3.20%) IT Analyst
16 28 (3.09%) Applications Support
16 28 (3.09%) Cloud Engineer
16 28 (3.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.51%) .NET
2 32 (3.53%) Web Services
3 17 (1.87%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (1.54%) HTML
4 14 (1.54%) JSON
5 10 (1.10%) REST
6 9 (0.99%) LDAP
7 8 (0.88%) Kafka
8 7 (0.77%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.77%) CSS
8 7 (0.77%) SAML
9 6 (0.66%) LAMP
9 6 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (0.66%) XML
10 5 (0.55%) MDX
11 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.44%) HTML5
11 4 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (0.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 142 (15.66%) Data Centre
2 124 (13.67%) Management Information System
3 74 (8.16%) Clustering
4 49 (5.40%) Replication
5 43 (4.74%) Public Cloud
6 31 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 28 (3.09%) EPoS
8 22 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.76%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.76%) User Experience
11 15 (1.65%) SWIFT
12 14 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 14 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.43%) CMDB
13 13 (1.43%) FMCG
14 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (0.99%) Cloud Native
15 9 (0.99%) iPhone
15 9 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 416 (45.87%) Windows
2 256 (28.22%) Windows Server
3 187 (20.62%) Linux
4 83 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (5.84%) Windows 10
6 52 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (5.51%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (4.85%) Unix
9 42 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (4.30%) Windows Server 2019
11 21 (2.32%) CentOS
12 20 (2.21%) Windows 7
13 15 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.32%) VMS
15 8 (0.88%) Android
16 6 (0.66%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.55%) Solaris
18 4 (0.44%) AIX
18 4 (0.44%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (19.51%) Business Continuity
2 155 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
3 142 (15.66%) DevOps
4 136 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 135 (14.88%) High Availability
5 135 (14.88%) ITIL
6 123 (13.56%) Information Security
7 116 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (10.80%) Cybersecurity
9 82 (9.04%) Migration
10 73 (8.05%) Incident Management
11 72 (7.94%) Configuration Management
12 71 (7.83%) Project Management
13 68 (7.50%) Change Management
14 67 (7.39%) Service Delivery
15 60 (6.62%) Service Management
16 57 (6.28%) Capacity Planning
17 55 (6.06%) Data Protection
17 55 (6.06%) Infrastructure as Code
18 51 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 184 (20.29%) SQL
2 130 (14.33%) PowerShell
3 53 (5.84%) Python
4 41 (4.52%) T-SQL
5 37 (4.08%) C#
6 23 (2.54%) Shell Script
7 21 (2.32%) Bash Shell
8 19 (2.09%) Ruby
8 19 (2.09%) VB
9 16 (1.76%) Java
10 14 (1.54%) C
11 11 (1.21%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.10%) Go
12 10 (1.10%) VBScript
13 8 (0.88%) PHP
14 7 (0.77%) Perl
15 6 (0.66%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.44%) Scala
17 3 (0.33%) AWK
17 3 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 92 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (7.94%) Degree
4 69 (7.61%) CISSP
5 59 (6.50%) CISM
6 57 (6.28%) MCSE
7 43 (4.74%) Security Cleared
8 39 (4.30%) CCNA
9 38 (4.19%) CCNP
10 32 (3.53%) MCSA
11 30 (3.31%) SC Cleared
12 28 (3.09%) CISA
13 24 (2.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 24 (2.65%) SSCP
14 23 (2.54%) CSSLP
15 21 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (1.87%) CCIE
16 17 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (1.65%) MCP
18 14 (1.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (9.26%) SLA
2 71 (7.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (7.61%) GDPR
4 32 (3.53%) Cyber Essentials
5 31 (3.42%) PCI DSS
6 19 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 19 (2.09%) NIST
7 16 (1.76%) ITGC
8 15 (1.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 15 (1.65%) QA
9 14 (1.54%) GRC
9 14 (1.54%) HIPAA
10 11 (1.21%) COBIT
11 10 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.99%) PMO
13 8 (0.88%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.77%) Data Quality
14 7 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.66%) BS25999
16 4 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 280 (30.87%) Active Directory
2 181 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (13.56%) Hyper-V
4 68 (7.50%) vSphere
5 49 (5.40%) Docker
6 41 (4.52%) XenDesktop
7 36 (3.97%) XenApp
8 22 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.32%) iptables
10 11 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 10 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.99%) Firmware
12 9 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.55%) NFS
15 4 (0.44%) KVM
15 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.44%) Samba
15 4 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 72 (7.94%) SCCM
2 51 (5.62%) Ansible
3 50 (5.51%) Kubernetes
4 37 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 36 (3.97%) ZABBIX
6 34 (3.75%) Puppet
7 29 (3.20%) Failover Clustering
7 29 (3.20%) Microsoft Clustering
8 27 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (2.87%) Terraform
10 24 (2.65%) WSUS
11 22 (2.43%) NetBackup
12 11 (1.21%) Grafana
12 11 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (1.21%) vCenter Server
13 10 (1.10%) Graylog
14 9 (0.99%) Icinga
14 9 (0.99%) SCOM
15 8 (0.88%) Backup Exec
15 8 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 405 (44.65%) Microsoft
2 282 (31.09%) VMware
3 202 (22.27%) Cisco
4 117 (12.90%) Citrix
5 70 (7.72%) HP
5 70 (7.72%) Veeam
6 58 (6.39%) Dell
7 48 (5.29%) Red Hat
8 44 (4.85%) NetApp
9 43 (4.74%) Oracle
10 42 (4.63%) EMC
11 38 (4.19%) Juniper
12 36 (3.97%) Sophos
13 29 (3.20%) Symantec
13 29 (3.20%) Veritas
14 26 (2.87%) Avaya
15 25 (2.76%) Google
16 24 (2.65%) F5
17 21 (2.32%) Palo Alto
18 20 (2.21%) Meraki