The table below looks at the statistics 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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 104 118 88
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2946 2575 3463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.78% 2.51% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.57% 14.66% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2447 2136 2973
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,700 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 January 2015 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 January 2015. 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 +15 2806 £45,000 - 343
London +25 1213 £50,000 -4.76% 121
South East -11 575 £43,000 -4.44% 75
City of London +26 285 £55,000 - 37
Yorkshire +15 279 £36,400 -1.62% 30
East of England +25 225 £44,000 +10.00% 23
West Yorkshire -2 181 £35,000 -1.85% 20
Berkshire -13 170 £47,000 +4.44% 20
North West +15 150 £40,000 +17.64% 34
Leeds -6 138 £36,000 - 13
Surrey -11 129 £45,000 -5.26% 10
West Midlands -11 120 £36,500 -14.11% 23
South West +2 116 £40,500 +3.18% 20
East Midlands +21 101 £40,000 +3.89% 11
Manchester +13 93 £35,000 +27.27% 22
Hampshire +1 85 £34,500 -13.75% 17
Reading -31 83 £46,250 +2.77% 8
Essex +22 79 £45,000 -7.21% 3
Hertfordshire +21 78 £55,000 +37.50% 10
Scotland +6 49 £42,500 - 9
South Yorkshire +22 48 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Oxfordshire -4 48 £43,000 +11.68% 4
Northamptonshire +3 47 £37,500 +11.94% 2
Birmingham -24 46 £35,500 -29.00% 9
Wales -37 46 £39,250 -5.98% 6
Northampton +16 43 £40,000 -18.36% 2
Cheshire +16 42 £50,000 +8.10% 8
South Wales -36 41 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East Sussex +13 37 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 36 £40,000 -3.61% 8

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4181 (70.00%) Windows
2 3972 (66.50%) VMware
3 2654 (44.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2512 (42.06%) Microsoft
5 2505 (41.94%) Active Directory
6 2052 (34.35%) Cisco
7 1810 (30.30%) Linux
8 1769 (29.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 1743 (29.18%) MS Exchange
10 1727 (28.91%) Firewall
11 1713 (28.68%) Citrix
12 1605 (26.87%) HP
13 1442 (24.14%) SQL Server
14 1280 (21.43%) DNS
15 1269 (21.25%) NAS
16 1263 (21.15%) MS Excel
17 1207 (20.21%) ITIL
18 1179 (19.74%) SQL
19 1176 (19.69%) WAN
20 1174 (19.66%) NetApp
21 1155 (19.34%) Windows Server 2012
22 1154 (19.32%) Hyper-V
23 1118 (18.72%) LAN
24 1082 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
25 1071 (17.93%) EMC
26 1037 (17.36%) Finance
27 1036 (17.34%) TCP/IP
28 1013 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
29 1005 (16.83%) vSphere
30 929 (15.55%) Exchange Server 2010

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1743 (29.18%) MS Exchange
2 929 (15.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 571 (9.56%) SharePoint
4 531 (8.89%) IIS
5 527 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 450 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 399 (6.68%) Apache
8 365 (6.11%) Lync
9 321 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 256 (4.29%) Tomcat
11 184 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 129 (2.16%) WebSphere
13 96 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
14 83 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
15 67 (1.12%) JBoss
16 65 (1.09%) WebLogic
17 58 (0.97%) OpenStack
18 57 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
19 47 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
20 41 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1263 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 439 (7.35%) MS Office
3 53 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.35%) MS Project
6 11 (0.18%) SPSS
7 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.067%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.050%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.017%) Maya
10 1 (0.017%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.017%) FastStats
10 1 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 77 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.82%) Dynamics GP
3 28 (0.47%) RMDS
4 14 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
7 8 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.10%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.050%) Adaptiv
11 3 (0.050%) Maximo
12 2 (0.033%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.033%) CODA-Financials
12 2 (0.033%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.033%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 218 (3.65%) Office 365
2 170 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (1.77%) IaaS
4 94 (1.57%) SaaS
5 90 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 70 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
7 56 (0.94%) PaaS
8 29 (0.49%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.050%) Heroku
10 3 (0.050%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.033%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.033%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1727 (28.91%) Firewall
2 1280 (21.43%) DNS
3 1269 (21.25%) NAS
4 1176 (19.69%) WAN
5 1118 (18.72%) LAN
6 1036 (17.34%) TCP/IP
7 885 (14.82%) DHCP
8 675 (11.30%) VPN
9 556 (9.31%) iSCSI
10 452 (7.57%) Fibre Channel
11 338 (5.66%) Internet
12 336 (5.63%) VLAN
13 328 (5.49%) Wireless
14 291 (4.87%) VoIP
15 256 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
16 200 (3.35%) MPLS
17 194 (3.25%) NetScaler
18 193 (3.23%) LDAP
19 188 (3.15%) Network Security
20 169 (2.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1442 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 408 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 341 (5.71%) MySQL
4 301 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 183 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 175 (2.93%) Oracle Database
7 109 (1.82%) DB2
8 93 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 79 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 78 (1.31%) Relational Database
11 77 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 76 (1.27%) Hadoop
13 63 (1.05%) RDBMS
14 57 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 57 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
15 55 (0.92%) MongoDB
16 45 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
17 40 (0.67%) NoSQL
17 40 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 39 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 85 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 73 (1.22%) Subversion
3 53 (0.89%) JIRA
4 47 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 40 (0.67%) Eclipse
6 38 (0.64%) Maven
7 28 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 27 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 27 (0.45%) YourKit
9 20 (0.33%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.18%) LoadRunner
12 8 (0.13%) Hudson
13 4 (0.067%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.067%) Ant
14 3 (0.050%) MSI
14 3 (0.050%) RequisitePro
15 2 (0.033%) Visual Studio
15 2 (0.033%) ProC
16 1 (0.017%) Bugzilla
General
1 1037 (17.36%) Finance
2 226 (3.78%) Banking
3 203 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 112 (1.88%) Retail
5 111 (1.86%) Law
6 102 (1.71%) Legal
6 102 (1.71%) Advertising
7 65 (1.09%) Marketing
8 49 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 45 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 44 (0.74%) Back Office
11 43 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 37 (0.62%) Games
13 31 (0.52%) Electronics
14 30 (0.50%) German Language
15 22 (0.37%) Publishing
16 20 (0.33%) Spanish Language
17 19 (0.32%) French Language
18 17 (0.28%) Aerospace
19 11 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 839 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 704 (11.79%) Support Engineer
3 633 (10.60%) Administrator
4 601 (10.06%) Analyst
5 564 (9.44%) Architect
6 456 (7.63%) Consultant
7 426 (7.13%) Systems Administrator
8 391 (6.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 375 (6.28%) Systems Engineer
10 300 (5.02%) Network Engineer
11 279 (4.67%) Infrastructure Architect
12 246 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 232 (3.88%) Server Engineer
14 230 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 220 (3.68%) Support Analyst
16 202 (3.38%) Storage Engineer
17 197 (3.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 192 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
19 178 (2.98%) Team Leader
20 177 (2.96%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (2.53%) Web Services
2 143 (2.39%) Middleware
2 143 (2.39%) .NET
3 96 (1.61%) HTML
4 85 (1.42%) XML
5 59 (0.99%) CSS
6 49 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 46 (0.77%) LAMP
8 43 (0.72%) jQuery
9 41 (0.69%) Hibernate
10 40 (0.67%) J2EE
10 40 (0.67%) Spring
11 38 (0.64%) Spring Integration
11 38 (0.64%) Lucene
11 38 (0.64%) JSON
12 32 (0.54%) Spring MVC
13 29 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
14 28 (0.47%) XSLT
14 28 (0.47%) Rendezvous
15 20 (0.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 737 (12.34%) Clustering
2 482 (8.07%) Replication
3 418 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 233 (3.90%) Blackberry
5 181 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 132 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 116 (1.94%) EqualLogic
8 115 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 103 (1.72%) Open Source
10 89 (1.49%) Fat Client
10 89 (1.49%) Thin Client
11 74 (1.24%) Hedge funds
12 72 (1.21%) CLARiiON
13 60 (1.00%) CMDB
14 57 (0.95%) PKI
15 56 (0.94%) Mainframe
16 49 (0.82%) FlexPod
17 38 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
18 33 (0.55%) Client/Server
19 32 (0.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4181 (70.00%) Windows
2 1810 (30.30%) Linux
3 1769 (29.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 1155 (19.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 1082 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 822 (13.76%) UNIX
7 567 (9.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 538 (9.01%) Solaris
9 412 (6.90%) Windows 7
10 270 (4.52%) AIX
11 255 (4.27%) Windows XP
12 235 (3.93%) Windows 8
13 215 (3.60%) CentOS
14 139 (2.33%) HPUX
15 132 (2.21%) SUSE
16 80 (1.34%) Ubuntu
17 75 (1.26%) Mac OS X
18 65 (1.09%) Android
19 54 (0.90%) Debian
20 52 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1207 (20.21%) ITIL
2 607 (10.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 504 (8.44%) Project Management
4 378 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
5 373 (6.24%) Load Balancing
6 348 (5.83%) Migration
7 304 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
8 299 (5.01%) Change Management
9 276 (4.62%) Service Delivery
10 265 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
11 256 (4.29%) Business Continuity
12 224 (3.75%) Mentoring
13 201 (3.37%) PRINCE2
14 195 (3.26%) Service Management
15 192 (3.21%) Problem Management
16 190 (3.18%) Configuration Management
17 173 (2.90%) Change Control
18 166 (2.78%) Capacity Management
19 139 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
20 136 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1179 (19.74%) SQL
2 546 (9.14%) PowerShell
3 359 (6.01%) Perl
4 269 (4.50%) Shell Script
5 240 (4.02%) Java
6 233 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 178 (2.98%) Python
8 100 (1.67%) VBScript
9 97 (1.62%) JavaScript
10 86 (1.44%) PHP
11 82 (1.37%) Ruby
12 70 (1.17%) C
13 59 (0.99%) VB
14 43 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 37 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 37 (0.62%) C#
16 29 (0.49%) VB.NET
17 21 (0.35%) Korn
18 20 (0.33%) Bourne shell
19 18 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 1013 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 784 (13.13%) MCSE
3 662 (11.08%) Cisco Certification
4 567 (9.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 554 (9.28%) Degree
6 484 (8.10%) CCNA
7 389 (6.51%) MCSA
8 364 (6.09%) MCITP
9 275 (4.60%) Security Cleared
10 269 (4.50%) Citrix Certification
11 249 (4.17%) CCNP
12 226 (3.78%) CCA
13 214 (3.58%) MCP
14 212 (3.55%) SC Cleared
15 108 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
16 71 (1.19%) MCTS
17 68 (1.14%) VCP5
18 67 (1.12%) NCDA
19 58 (0.97%) DV Cleared
20 52 (0.87%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (6.73%) SLA
2 96 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 61 (1.02%) QA
5 26 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.20%) COBIT
8 4 (0.067%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.017%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.017%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2654 (44.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2505 (41.94%) Active Directory
3 1154 (19.32%) Hyper-V
4 1005 (16.83%) vSphere
5 696 (11.65%) XenApp
6 444 (7.43%) VMware ESX
7 404 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
8 367 (6.14%) XenDesktop
9 265 (4.44%) XenServer
10 248 (4.15%) NFS
11 160 (2.68%) Terminal Services
12 115 (1.93%) vCloud
13 109 (1.82%) VMware Server
14 107 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
15 106 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
16 95 (1.59%) Xen
17 81 (1.36%) SRDF
18 74 (1.24%) ISA Server
19 71 (1.19%) KVM
19 71 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 553 (9.26%) SCCM
2 447 (7.48%) SCOM
3 303 (5.07%) Backup Exec
4 302 (5.06%) NetBackup
5 257 (4.30%) Nagios
6 251 (4.20%) Puppet
7 150 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 120 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 118 (1.98%) WSUS
10 114 (1.91%) SCVMM
11 98 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
12 94 (1.57%) Tivoli
13 68 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
14 65 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 64 (1.07%) OpenView
16 60 (1.00%) Data Guard
17 54 (0.90%) Opsview
18 52 (0.87%) Cacti
19 51 (0.85%) ZABBIX
19 51 (0.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3972 (66.50%) VMware
2 2512 (42.06%) Microsoft
3 2052 (34.35%) Cisco
4 1713 (28.68%) Citrix
5 1605 (26.87%) HP
6 1174 (19.66%) NetApp
7 1071 (17.93%) EMC
8 761 (12.74%) Oracle
9 684 (11.45%) Red Hat
10 604 (10.11%) IBM
11 593 (9.93%) Symantec
12 554 (9.28%) Dell
13 420 (7.03%) Juniper
14 321 (5.37%) Brocade
15 295 (4.94%) Veeam
16 256 (4.29%) CheckPoint
17 230 (3.85%) 3PAR
18 227 (3.80%) CommVault
18 227 (3.80%) Veritas
19 186 (3.11%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £23000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + out of hours allowance
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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City, London
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City, London
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City, London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £53,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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Berkshire
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Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
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