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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 114 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2677 3058 2992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.51% 2.60% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.11% 15.26% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2258 2576 2567
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 2519 £45,000 - 335
London 0 999 £52,250 +4.50% 105
South East -29 502 £44,000 +3.52% 61
East of England +4 259 £42,500 +0.59% 29
City of London +14 227 £52,500 - 30
Yorkshire -3 201 £38,000 +1.33% 18
South West +15 193 £35,000 -12.50% 49
North West +9 158 £40,000 +14.28% 35
West Yorkshire +1 130 £38,000 -5.00% 14
East Midlands +24 121 £40,750 +1.87% 12
Surrey -17 117 £40,750 -18.50% 10
Berkshire -35 115 £44,000 +15.78% 14
Hampshire +3 107 £46,000 +15.00% 15
Hertfordshire +15 97 £41,250 -17.50% 19
West Midlands -52 90 £37,500 - 22
Manchester +37 86 £40,000 +14.28% 20
Leeds -22 85 £42,500 - 10
Reading -20 80 £41,500 +9.21% 6
Northamptonshire +20 71 £45,000 - 7
Essex +16 62 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Cambridgeshire +30 59 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Northampton +20 55 £44,500 -1.11% 5
Scotland +19 50 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Bristol -1 46 £40,000 - 16
Gloucestershire +8 45 £35,000 -23.91% 7
West Sussex -9 45 £42,500 +39.34% 2
Dorset +27 44 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Birmingham -34 39 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Wales -8 37 £37,000 +4.22% 11
South Wales -5 36 £37,500 +4.16% 11

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4039 (71.42%) Windows
2 3727 (65.91%) VMware
3 2500 (44.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2438 (43.11%) Microsoft
5 2432 (43.01%) Active Directory
6 2083 (36.83%) Cisco
7 1855 (32.80%) Linux
8 1739 (30.75%) MS Exchange
9 1645 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 1615 (28.56%) HP
11 1515 (26.79%) Citrix
11 1515 (26.79%) Firewall
12 1453 (25.69%) SQL Server
13 1260 (22.28%) NAS
14 1247 (22.05%) Hyper-V
15 1230 (21.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 1191 (21.06%) DNS
17 1155 (20.42%) MS Excel
18 1132 (20.02%) WAN
19 1125 (19.89%) SQL
20 1100 (19.45%) NetApp
21 1085 (19.19%) ITIL
22 1069 (18.90%) LAN
23 1023 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
24 962 (17.01%) EMC
25 923 (16.32%) Finance
26 906 (16.02%) Exchange Server 2010
26 906 (16.02%) vSphere
27 877 (15.51%) Microsoft Certification
28 852 (15.07%) DHCP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1739 (30.75%) MS Exchange
2 906 (16.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 572 (10.11%) SharePoint
4 549 (9.71%) IIS
5 456 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 453 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 440 (7.78%) Lync
8 415 (7.34%) Apache
9 302 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 298 (5.27%) Tomcat
11 203 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 199 (3.52%) WebSphere
13 107 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 98 (1.73%) Oracle Coherence
15 80 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
16 61 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
17 60 (1.06%) OpenStack
18 56 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
19 52 (0.92%) JBoss
20 42 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1155 (20.42%) MS Excel
2 378 (6.68%) MS Office
3 61 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.30%) MS Project
6 11 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.12%) SPSS
8 4 (0.071%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.053%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.035%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 72 (1.27%) RMDS
2 62 (1.10%) Dynamics GP
3 36 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
6 8 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
7 6 (0.11%) Magento
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
7 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.053%) Maximo
9 3 (0.053%) CODA-Financials
10 2 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.035%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.035%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.035%) ENOVIA
10 2 (0.035%) MFGPRO
11 1 (0.018%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 325 (5.75%) Office 365
2 214 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
3 174 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 120 (2.12%) SaaS
5 92 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 71 (1.26%) IaaS
7 61 (1.08%) Mimecast
8 45 (0.80%) PaaS
9 36 (0.64%) Google Apps
10 13 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.16%) GitHub
13 8 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.14%) SoftLayer
14 6 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.088%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.071%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.053%) Symantec.cloud
18 2 (0.035%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1515 (26.79%) Firewall
2 1260 (22.28%) NAS
3 1191 (21.06%) DNS
4 1132 (20.02%) WAN
5 1069 (18.90%) LAN
6 852 (15.07%) DHCP
7 827 (14.62%) TCP/IP
8 670 (11.85%) VPN
9 519 (9.18%) iSCSI
10 515 (9.11%) Fibre Channel
11 407 (7.20%) VoIP
12 378 (6.68%) VLAN
13 295 (5.22%) Wireless
14 243 (4.30%) Cisco ASA
15 221 (3.91%) Internet
16 210 (3.71%) Network Security
17 192 (3.40%) HTTP
18 187 (3.31%) LDAP
19 155 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
20 152 (2.69%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1453 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 323 (5.71%) MySQL
3 322 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 228 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 182 (3.22%) Oracle Database
6 171 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 148 (2.62%) DB2
8 99 (1.75%) Relational Database
9 89 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 89 (1.57%) Hadoop
10 74 (1.31%) HBase
11 72 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 69 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 67 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
14 63 (1.11%) MongoDB
15 58 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 56 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
17 54 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
18 51 (0.90%) RDBMS
19 36 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 58 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 52 (0.92%) Subversion
3 50 (0.88%) JIRA
4 45 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 21 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 20 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 20 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (0.35%) Maven
7 15 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 10 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (0.16%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.11%) YourKit
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.11%) ProC
12 5 (0.088%) RequisitePro
12 5 (0.088%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.053%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.053%) Toad
13 3 (0.053%) Bugzilla
General
1 923 (16.32%) Finance
2 203 (3.59%) Telecoms
2 203 (3.59%) Banking
3 133 (2.35%) Retail
4 128 (2.26%) Legal
5 115 (2.03%) Law
6 109 (1.93%) Advertising
7 72 (1.27%) Back Office
8 69 (1.22%) Marketing
9 60 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 54 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 31 (0.55%) French Language
12 30 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 29 (0.51%) Electronics
14 28 (0.50%) German Language
15 26 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 25 (0.44%) Games
17 22 (0.39%) Billing
17 22 (0.39%) Publishing
18 14 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 949 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 629 (11.12%) Support Engineer
3 590 (10.43%) Architect
4 540 (9.55%) Analyst
5 535 (9.46%) Administrator
6 413 (7.30%) Systems Administrator
7 396 (7.00%) Systems Engineer
8 395 (6.98%) Consultant
9 366 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support
10 350 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
11 222 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 216 (3.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 209 (3.70%) Network Engineer
14 207 (3.66%) Support Analyst
15 196 (3.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 187 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
17 186 (3.29%) Technical Support
18 176 (3.11%) Server Engineer
19 175 (3.09%) Storage Engineer
20 165 (2.92%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (3.24%) Middleware
2 146 (2.58%) .NET
3 114 (2.02%) HTML
4 108 (1.91%) Web Services
5 90 (1.59%) XML
6 72 (1.27%) Rendezvous
6 72 (1.27%) XSLT
6 72 (1.27%) Ultra Messaging
7 52 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
8 50 (0.88%) LAMP
9 33 (0.58%) Flash
9 33 (0.58%) CSS
10 28 (0.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 28 (0.50%) J2EE
11 26 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
12 25 (0.44%) COM
13 22 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
14 21 (0.37%) Hibernate
14 21 (0.37%) .NET Framework
15 16 (0.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 581 (10.27%) Clustering
2 427 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 426 (7.53%) Replication
4 230 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 171 (3.02%) Blackberry
6 139 (2.46%) EqualLogic
7 127 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 116 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
9 113 (2.00%) Mainframe
10 92 (1.63%) CLARiiON
11 85 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 85 (1.50%) Fat Client
12 75 (1.33%) Open Source
13 70 (1.24%) CMDB
14 68 (1.20%) FlexPod
15 53 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 52 (0.92%) Public Cloud
17 50 (0.88%) AS400
18 48 (0.85%) iSeries
19 47 (0.83%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 4039 (71.42%) Windows
2 1855 (32.80%) Linux
3 1645 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1230 (21.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1023 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 727 (12.86%) UNIX
7 501 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 485 (8.58%) Solaris
9 370 (6.54%) Windows 7
10 231 (4.08%) Windows 8
11 228 (4.03%) AIX
12 211 (3.73%) Windows XP
13 207 (3.66%) CentOS
14 130 (2.30%) HPUX
15 82 (1.45%) Mac OS X
16 75 (1.33%) SUSE
17 73 (1.29%) Ubuntu
18 71 (1.26%) Debian
19 69 (1.22%) Android
20 51 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1085 (19.19%) ITIL
2 706 (12.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 436 (7.71%) Project Management
4 374 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
5 345 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
6 343 (6.07%) Migration
7 321 (5.68%) Load Balancing
8 305 (5.39%) Change Management
9 294 (5.20%) Service Delivery
10 278 (4.92%) Business Continuity
11 274 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
12 261 (4.62%) Mentoring
13 206 (3.64%) Configuration Management
14 205 (3.63%) Service Management
15 189 (3.34%) PRINCE2
16 173 (3.06%) Problem Management
17 169 (2.99%) High Availability
18 158 (2.79%) Capacity Management
19 156 (2.76%) Change Control
20 151 (2.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1125 (19.89%) SQL
2 490 (8.66%) PowerShell
3 274 (4.85%) Perl
4 269 (4.76%) Java
5 223 (3.94%) Bash Shell
6 156 (2.76%) Shell Script
7 148 (2.62%) Python
8 119 (2.10%) JavaScript
9 99 (1.75%) VBScript
10 90 (1.59%) C
10 90 (1.59%) Ruby
11 68 (1.20%) PHP
12 53 (0.94%) VB
13 36 (0.64%) C#
14 33 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 32 (0.57%) T-SQL
16 26 (0.46%) Bourne shell
17 22 (0.39%) AWK
18 16 (0.28%) sed
19 14 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 877 (15.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 702 (12.41%) Cisco Certification
3 652 (11.53%) MCSE
4 560 (9.90%) CCNA
5 526 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 409 (7.23%) Degree
7 278 (4.92%) MCSA
8 272 (4.81%) Security Cleared
9 254 (4.49%) MCITP
10 252 (4.46%) CCNP
11 235 (4.16%) Citrix Certification
12 232 (4.10%) MCP
13 215 (3.80%) CCA
14 186 (3.29%) SC Cleared
15 71 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
16 67 (1.18%) MCTS
17 66 (1.17%) VCP5
18 65 (1.15%) NCDA
19 59 (1.04%) DV Cleared
20 45 (0.80%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (7.11%) SLA
2 148 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (2.18%) PCI DSS
4 45 (0.80%) QA
5 36 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 34 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 26 (0.46%) COBIT
8 20 (0.35%) FISMA
9 2 (0.035%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2500 (44.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2432 (43.01%) Active Directory
3 1247 (22.05%) Hyper-V
4 906 (16.02%) vSphere
5 632 (11.18%) XenApp
6 453 (8.01%) VMware ESX
7 391 (6.91%) VMware ESXi
8 346 (6.12%) XenDesktop
9 290 (5.13%) NFS
10 270 (4.77%) XenServer
11 157 (2.78%) Terminal Services
12 141 (2.49%) SRDF
13 127 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
14 125 (2.21%) vCloud
15 123 (2.18%) VMware Server
16 117 (2.07%) Xen
17 101 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
18 91 (1.61%) KVM
19 68 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 59 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 603 (10.66%) SCCM
2 419 (7.41%) SCOM
3 252 (4.46%) Backup Exec
4 249 (4.40%) Nagios
5 196 (3.47%) NetBackup
6 180 (3.18%) Puppet
7 147 (2.60%) WSUS
8 119 (2.10%) Tivoli
9 109 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 100 (1.77%) SCVMM
11 95 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
12 83 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
13 71 (1.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 50 (0.88%) OpenView
14 50 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
15 49 (0.87%) ARCserve
16 44 (0.78%) ZABBIX
16 44 (0.78%) Legato
17 42 (0.74%) Cacti
17 42 (0.74%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3727 (65.91%) VMware
2 2438 (43.11%) Microsoft
3 2083 (36.83%) Cisco
4 1615 (28.56%) HP
5 1515 (26.79%) Citrix
6 1100 (19.45%) NetApp
7 962 (17.01%) EMC
8 830 (14.68%) Oracle
9 598 (10.57%) Red Hat
10 563 (9.96%) IBM
11 503 (8.89%) Dell
12 501 (8.86%) Symantec
13 371 (6.56%) Juniper
14 319 (5.64%) Veeam
15 310 (5.48%) Brocade
16 274 (4.85%) 3PAR
17 244 (4.31%) CommVault
18 202 (3.57%) CheckPoint
19 182 (3.22%) Veritas
20 152 (2.69%) Intel
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