The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 115 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2883 2945 3376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.47% 2.71% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.03% 14.91% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2387 2503 2877
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -2.43%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20545 19756 21121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.57% 18.17% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16471 15851 17426
Average salary £44,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SAN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAN within the UK.

SAN Salary Trend in the UK

SAN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 within the UK.

SAN Salary Histogram in the UK

SAN
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 2724 £45,000 +2.27% 258
London -18 1049 £50,000 -4.76% 108
South East -15 655 £42,500 +6.25% 55
City of London +12 277 £55,000 +4.76% 42
Surrey +22 242 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Yorkshire +12 239 £40,000 +5.96% 21
North West +60 210 £42,500 +12.58% 21
East of England -22 206 £42,500 -4.49% 20
West Yorkshire -10 164 £40,000 +6.66% 15
South West -11 159 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Berkshire -7 143 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Leeds -2 129 £42,000 +40.00% 11
West Midlands -39 99 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Reading -15 87 £37,000 -1.33% 6
Hampshire -41 83 £39,500 +5.33% 9
Manchester +26 76 £33,500 -10.66% 9
Hertfordshire +5 75 £50,000 +12.99% 7
Bedfordshire +6 74 £37,250 -21.57% 7
East Midlands -34 71 £39,000 -1.88% 14
Cheshire +40 65 £36,250 -16.66% 10
Oxfordshire -17 63 £33,000 -21.42% 5
Merseyside +38 57 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Wales +11 56 £35,000 -4.10% 11
Liverpool +40 55 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Scotland -23 55 £37,500 -11.76% 7
South Wales +12 51 £35,000 -4.10% 10
Bristol -12 47 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Birmingham -16 46 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Watford +11 44 £49,250 -1.50% 6
Dorset -2 43 £33,000 -12.00% 3

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 4142 (67.81%) Windows
2 3821 (62.56%) VMware
3 2544 (41.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2392 (39.16%) Active Directory
5 2347 (38.43%) Microsoft
6 1975 (32.33%) Linux
7 1854 (30.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1789 (29.29%) Cisco
9 1720 (28.16%) MS Exchange
10 1697 (27.78%) HP
11 1647 (26.96%) Citrix
12 1609 (26.34%) Firewall
13 1491 (24.41%) SQL
14 1469 (24.05%) NAS
15 1428 (23.38%) SQL Server
16 1416 (23.18%) ITIL
17 1312 (21.48%) DNS
18 1253 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
19 1216 (19.91%) MS Excel
20 1179 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
21 1127 (18.45%) NetApp
22 1123 (18.39%) EMC
23 1054 (17.26%) Hyper-V
24 1035 (16.94%) Finance
25 1019 (16.68%) WAN
26 1017 (16.65%) LAN
27 1009 (16.52%) UNIX
28 984 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
29 967 (15.83%) Oracle
30 957 (15.67%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1720 (28.16%) MS Exchange
2 984 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 668 (10.94%) SharePoint
4 587 (9.61%) IIS
5 535 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 416 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 349 (5.71%) Lync
8 342 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 324 (5.30%) Apache
10 258 (4.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 225 (3.68%) Tomcat
12 120 (1.96%) WebSphere
13 114 (1.87%) WebLogic
14 85 (1.39%) Lotus Domino
15 79 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 76 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
17 58 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
18 52 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
19 42 (0.69%) OpenStack
20 41 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1216 (19.91%) MS Excel
2 280 (4.58%) MS Office
3 37 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.29%) MS Project
6 9 (0.15%) FastStats
7 8 (0.13%) SPSS
8 3 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.033%) Maya
9 2 (0.033%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.033%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.016%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 57 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
5 24 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
6 17 (0.28%) Magento
6 17 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
7 16 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 16 (0.26%) RMDS
8 14 (0.23%) assyst
9 13 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
13 4 (0.065%) SunGard AvantGard
13 4 (0.065%) AWD
13 4 (0.065%) Compiere
13 4 (0.065%) Summit
13 4 (0.065%) Adaptiv
13 4 (0.065%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 213 (3.49%) Office 365
2 154 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 103 (1.69%) SaaS
5 99 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
6 76 (1.24%) IaaS
7 20 (0.33%) Joyent
8 19 (0.31%) PaaS
9 17 (0.28%) Google Apps
9 17 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.065%) Route 53
13 3 (0.049%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1609 (26.34%) Firewall
2 1469 (24.05%) NAS
3 1312 (21.48%) DNS
4 1019 (16.68%) WAN
5 1017 (16.65%) LAN
6 957 (15.67%) TCP/IP
7 849 (13.90%) DHCP
8 696 (11.39%) VPN
9 451 (7.38%) iSCSI
10 368 (6.02%) Internet
11 338 (5.53%) Fibre Channel
12 320 (5.24%) VLAN
13 260 (4.26%) VoIP
14 258 (4.22%) Cisco ASA
15 247 (4.04%) HTTP
16 246 (4.03%) Wireless
17 183 (3.00%) LDAP
18 167 (2.73%) SMTP
19 158 (2.59%) SSL
20 151 (2.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1428 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 409 (6.70%) MySQL
3 389 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 262 (4.29%) Oracle Database
5 234 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 150 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 133 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 125 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 120 (1.96%) Relational Database
10 110 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 104 (1.70%) RDBMS
12 99 (1.62%) Hadoop
13 83 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
14 74 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 73 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
16 69 (1.13%) NoSQL
17 68 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 57 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
19 56 (0.92%) MongoDB
20 48 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 98 (1.60%) Subversion
2 74 (1.21%) JIRA
3 65 (1.06%) Eclipse
4 61 (1.00%) Maven
5 60 (0.98%) YourKit
6 40 (0.65%) Git (software)
7 29 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (0.39%) Jenkins
9 22 (0.36%) Visual Studio
10 18 (0.29%) WebLOAD
10 18 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (0.28%) AQtime
12 15 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 13 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.18%) LoadRunner
16 9 (0.15%) TeamCity
17 7 (0.11%) ClearCase
18 6 (0.098%) MSI
18 6 (0.098%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1035 (16.94%) Finance
2 267 (4.37%) Banking
3 136 (2.23%) Law
4 133 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 113 (1.85%) Advertising
6 112 (1.83%) Legal
7 95 (1.56%) Marketing
7 95 (1.56%) Retail
8 80 (1.31%) Back Office
9 56 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 55 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 52 (0.85%) Games
12 44 (0.72%) French Language
13 41 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 39 (0.64%) German Language
15 32 (0.52%) Publishing
16 28 (0.46%) International Banking
17 25 (0.41%) Russian Language
17 25 (0.41%) Spanish Language
18 17 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 765 (12.52%) Administrator
2 696 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 622 (10.18%) Analyst
4 580 (9.50%) Support Engineer
5 500 (8.19%) Architect
6 498 (8.15%) Consultant
7 462 (7.56%) Systems Administrator
8 355 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 339 (5.55%) Systems Engineer
10 278 (4.55%) DBA
11 237 (3.88%) Support Analyst
12 230 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
13 219 (3.59%) Network Engineer
14 216 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
15 206 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 189 (3.09%) Server Engineer
17 167 (2.73%) Technical Support
18 158 (2.59%) Storage Engineer
19 157 (2.57%) Linux Administrator
20 154 (2.52%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (2.52%) Web Services
2 147 (2.41%) .NET
3 142 (2.32%) Middleware
4 129 (2.11%) J2EE
5 112 (1.83%) XML
6 109 (1.78%) HTML
7 96 (1.57%) CSS
8 75 (1.23%) LAMP
9 65 (1.06%) jQuery
10 62 (1.02%) Hibernate
11 61 (1.00%) Spring
11 61 (1.00%) Spring MVC
12 60 (0.98%) Lucene
12 60 (0.98%) Spring Integration
13 48 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
14 44 (0.72%) JSON
15 41 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
16 36 (0.59%) COM
17 33 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
18 27 (0.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 784 (12.84%) Clustering
2 574 (9.40%) Replication
3 247 (4.04%) Blackberry
4 232 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
5 193 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 186 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 158 (2.59%) CLARiiON
8 130 (2.13%) EqualLogic
9 105 (1.72%) Firmware
10 103 (1.69%) Client/Server
11 82 (1.34%) Open Source
12 76 (1.24%) Symmetrix DMX
13 65 (1.06%) Thin Client
13 65 (1.06%) Fat Client
14 59 (0.97%) Hedge funds
15 48 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
16 45 (0.74%) SecurID
16 45 (0.74%) EMC Centera
17 39 (0.64%) Symmetrix
18 37 (0.61%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 4142 (67.81%) Windows
2 1975 (32.33%) Linux
3 1854 (30.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1253 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 1009 (16.52%) UNIX
6 956 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 521 (8.53%) Solaris
8 513 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 388 (6.35%) Windows 7
10 212 (3.47%) AIX
11 204 (3.34%) Windows XP
12 185 (3.03%) HPUX
13 163 (2.67%) CentOS
14 109 (1.78%) SUSE
14 109 (1.78%) Windows 8
15 94 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
16 75 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 73 (1.20%) Android
18 65 (1.06%) Debian
19 54 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1416 (23.18%) ITIL
2 650 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 483 (7.91%) Project Management
4 440 (7.20%) Performance Tuning
5 409 (6.70%) Load Balancing
6 390 (6.39%) Migration
7 386 (6.32%) Change Management
8 318 (5.21%) Problem Management
9 293 (4.80%) Service Management
10 284 (4.65%) PRINCE2
11 277 (4.54%) Service Delivery
12 275 (4.50%) Capacity Planning
13 274 (4.49%) Business Continuity
14 204 (3.34%) Change Control
15 178 (2.91%) Configuration Management
16 177 (2.90%) Capacity Management
17 171 (2.80%) E-Commerce
18 144 (2.36%) Asset Management
19 133 (2.18%) Incident Management
20 129 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1491 (24.41%) SQL
2 506 (8.28%) PowerShell
3 406 (6.65%) Perl
4 314 (5.14%) Java
5 281 (4.60%) Bash Shell
6 274 (4.49%) Shell Script
7 190 (3.11%) Python
8 136 (2.23%) C
9 126 (2.06%) Ruby
10 120 (1.96%) PHP
11 117 (1.92%) JavaScript
12 104 (1.70%) T-SQL
13 87 (1.42%) C++
14 75 (1.23%) C#
15 67 (1.10%) VBScript
16 60 (0.98%) PL/SQL
17 49 (0.80%) VB
18 28 (0.46%) Korn
19 25 (0.41%) AWK
20 19 (0.31%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1179 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 928 (15.19%) MCSE
3 607 (9.94%) Cisco Certification
4 541 (8.86%) Degree
5 507 (8.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 506 (8.28%) CCNA
7 485 (7.94%) MCITP
8 435 (7.12%) MCSA
9 318 (5.21%) Security Cleared
10 267 (4.37%) CCNP
11 214 (3.50%) MCTS
12 213 (3.49%) SC Cleared
13 204 (3.34%) MCP
14 157 (2.57%) Citrix Certification
15 116 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
16 105 (1.72%) VCP5
17 103 (1.69%) CCA
18 100 (1.64%) DV Cleared
19 72 (1.18%) VCAP
20 71 (1.16%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 403 (6.60%) SLA
2 121 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (1.70%) QA
4 55 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 44 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.33%) COBIT
8 4 (0.065%) BS7799
8 4 (0.065%) JTAG
9 3 (0.049%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.033%) DICOM
11 1 (0.016%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.016%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.016%) HL7
System Software
1 2544 (41.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2392 (39.16%) Active Directory
3 1054 (17.26%) Hyper-V
4 913 (14.95%) vSphere
5 697 (11.41%) VMware ESX
6 662 (10.84%) XenApp
7 409 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
8 364 (5.96%) XenDesktop
9 279 (4.57%) XenServer
10 240 (3.93%) NFS
11 145 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
12 111 (1.82%) KVM
13 103 (1.69%) vCloud
14 96 (1.57%) SRDF
15 95 (1.56%) Terminal Services
16 91 (1.49%) Xen
17 83 (1.36%) VMware Server
18 81 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
19 75 (1.23%) UAG
19 75 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 494 (8.09%) SCCM
2 427 (6.99%) NetBackup
3 399 (6.53%) SCOM
4 389 (6.37%) Backup Exec
5 278 (4.55%) Puppet
6 180 (2.95%) Nagios
7 166 (2.72%) WSUS
8 151 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 140 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
10 128 (2.10%) Data Guard
11 113 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 84 (1.38%) Tivoli
13 80 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 77 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
15 68 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
16 67 (1.10%) OpenView
17 56 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
18 55 (0.90%) Legato
19 50 (0.82%) HP SIM
20 46 (0.75%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 3821 (62.56%) VMware
2 2347 (38.43%) Microsoft
3 1789 (29.29%) Cisco
4 1697 (27.78%) HP
5 1647 (26.96%) Citrix
6 1127 (18.45%) NetApp
7 1123 (18.39%) EMC
8 967 (15.83%) Oracle
9 670 (10.97%) Symantec
10 669 (10.95%) Red Hat
11 547 (8.96%) Dell
12 474 (7.76%) IBM
13 333 (5.45%) Juniper
14 327 (5.35%) Brocade
15 256 (4.19%) Veeam
16 237 (3.88%) Veritas
17 217 (3.55%) Sun
18 182 (2.98%) CheckPoint
19 179 (2.93%) 3PAR
20 161 (2.64%) JBoss
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
H&R Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Resolve Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum £££ On Experience + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £64000 - £68000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Training, Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Training + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago