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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 115 98 96
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2846 2933 3286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.45% 2.69% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.07% 14.84% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2357 2504 2780
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
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 £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20227 19758 21013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.39% 18.15% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 16236 15909 17355
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 23 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 23 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 -12 2696 £45,000 +3.44% 267
London -20 1023 £50,000 -4.76% 102
South East -14 648 £42,500 +6.25% 61
City of London +1 266 £55,000 - 40
Yorkshire +7 244 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Surrey +27 238 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East of England -26 208 £42,500 -4.49% 23
North West +64 204 £44,000 +17.33% 26
West Yorkshire -3 169 £40,000 +8.84% 14
South West -8 159 £40,000 +5.96% 8
Berkshire -10 134 £42,500 +11.11% 15
Leeds +4 133 £42,500 +41.66% 12
West Midlands -31 107 £35,000 -2.77% 21
Reading -15 81 £37,000 -1.33% 7
Hampshire -38 77 £39,000 +4.00% 15
Manchester +23 76 £33,500 -4.28% 13
Hertfordshire -2 76 £50,000 +14.94% 5
Bedfordshire -1 73 £37,000 -22.10% 7
East Midlands -28 71 £39,000 -1.26% 9
Oxfordshire -16 65 £33,000 -22.35% 7
Cheshire +40 61 £40,000 - 9
Merseyside +36 55 £52,500 -25.00% 1
Liverpool +42 54 £52,500 -25.00%
Scotland -24 54 £38,000 -10.58% 12
Birmingham +1 51 £35,000 -30.00% 8
Wales +3 50 £35,000 -4.10% 8
Bristol -15 50 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 46 £50,000 +25.00% 2
South Wales +2 45 £35,000 -4.10% 7
Watford +13 44 £49,250 -1.50% 2

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 4128 (67.63%) Windows
2 3804 (62.32%) VMware
3 2535 (41.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2389 (39.14%) Active Directory
5 2345 (38.42%) Microsoft
6 2000 (32.77%) Linux
7 1856 (30.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1786 (29.26%) Cisco
9 1711 (28.03%) MS Exchange
10 1686 (27.62%) HP
11 1644 (26.93%) Citrix
12 1609 (26.36%) Firewall
13 1497 (24.52%) SQL
14 1473 (24.13%) NAS
15 1431 (23.44%) SQL Server
16 1401 (22.95%) ITIL
17 1305 (21.38%) DNS
18 1258 (20.61%) Windows Server 2003
19 1218 (19.95%) MS Excel
20 1177 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
21 1134 (18.58%) EMC
22 1110 (18.18%) NetApp
23 1057 (17.32%) Hyper-V
24 1044 (17.10%) UNIX
25 1038 (17.01%) Finance
26 1013 (16.60%) WAN
27 1007 (16.50%) LAN
28 986 (16.15%) Exchange Server 2010
29 977 (16.01%) Oracle
30 952 (15.60%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 1711 (28.03%) MS Exchange
2 986 (16.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 667 (10.93%) SharePoint
4 589 (9.65%) IIS
5 529 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 408 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 344 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 341 (5.59%) Lync
9 330 (5.41%) Apache
10 256 (4.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 236 (3.87%) Tomcat
12 122 (2.00%) WebSphere
13 114 (1.87%) WebLogic
14 85 (1.39%) Lotus Domino
15 82 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
16 77 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
17 61 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
18 49 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
19 43 (0.70%) SAS
20 41 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1218 (19.95%) MS Excel
2 280 (4.59%) MS Office
3 39 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.31%) MS Project
6 9 (0.15%) FastStats
7 7 (0.11%) SPSS
8 3 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.033%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.033%) Maya
9 2 (0.033%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.016%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 56 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
5 25 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 19 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
6 19 (0.31%) Magento
7 17 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 15 (0.25%) RMDS
8 15 (0.25%) assyst
9 13 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 10 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
13 4 (0.066%) Towers Watson Igloo
13 4 (0.066%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.066%) RiskWrite
13 4 (0.066%) SunGard AvantGard
13 4 (0.066%) Compiere
13 4 (0.066%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 209 (3.42%) Office 365
2 152 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (1.79%) SaaS
4 101 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
5 100 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 81 (1.33%) IaaS
7 21 (0.34%) PaaS
8 20 (0.33%) Joyent
9 18 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 13 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.066%) Route 53
14 3 (0.049%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1609 (26.36%) Firewall
2 1473 (24.13%) NAS
3 1305 (21.38%) DNS
4 1013 (16.60%) WAN
5 1007 (16.50%) LAN
6 952 (15.60%) TCP/IP
7 846 (13.86%) DHCP
8 702 (11.50%) VPN
9 452 (7.40%) iSCSI
10 371 (6.08%) Internet
11 336 (5.50%) Fibre Channel
12 310 (5.08%) VLAN
13 263 (4.31%) VoIP
14 259 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
15 243 (3.98%) HTTP
16 238 (3.90%) Wireless
17 183 (3.00%) LDAP
18 161 (2.64%) SMTP
19 156 (2.56%) SSL
20 148 (2.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1431 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 412 (6.75%) MySQL
3 401 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 270 (4.42%) Oracle Database
5 231 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 148 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 138 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 137 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 127 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 111 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 107 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
12 95 (1.56%) Hadoop
13 85 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
14 82 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 77 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
16 73 (1.20%) NoSQL
17 69 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 58 (0.95%) MongoDB
18 58 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
19 48 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 98 (1.61%) Subversion
2 74 (1.21%) JIRA
3 61 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 57 (0.93%) Maven
5 56 (0.92%) YourKit
6 42 (0.69%) Git (software)
7 28 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 22 (0.36%) Visual Studio
10 19 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (0.26%) WebLOAD
11 16 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 15 (0.25%) AQtime
13 13 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (0.16%) LoadRunner
15 9 (0.15%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.11%) FishEye
16 7 (0.11%) ClearCase
17 6 (0.098%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1038 (17.01%) Finance
2 262 (4.29%) Banking
3 140 (2.29%) Law
4 134 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 115 (1.88%) Advertising
6 113 (1.85%) Legal
7 99 (1.62%) Marketing
8 94 (1.54%) Retail
9 79 (1.29%) Back Office
10 58 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 56 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 53 (0.87%) Games
13 47 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 47 (0.77%) French Language
14 41 (0.67%) German Language
15 31 (0.51%) Publishing
16 27 (0.44%) International Banking
17 26 (0.43%) Russian Language
18 24 (0.39%) Spanish Language
19 17 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 774 (12.68%) Administrator
2 686 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 629 (10.30%) Analyst
4 569 (9.32%) Support Engineer
5 508 (8.32%) Consultant
6 493 (8.08%) Architect
7 478 (7.83%) Systems Administrator
8 346 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 341 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
10 286 (4.69%) DBA
11 239 (3.92%) Support Analyst
12 224 (3.67%) Infrastructure Manager
13 214 (3.51%) Network Engineer
14 213 (3.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 210 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
16 185 (3.03%) Server Engineer
17 167 (2.74%) Technical Support
18 162 (2.65%) Linux Administrator
19 155 (2.54%) Technical Engineer
20 153 (2.51%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (2.52%) .NET
2 151 (2.47%) Web Services
3 144 (2.36%) Middleware
4 132 (2.16%) J2EE
5 115 (1.88%) XML
6 107 (1.75%) HTML
7 92 (1.51%) CSS
8 78 (1.28%) LAMP
9 63 (1.03%) jQuery
10 59 (0.97%) Hibernate
11 57 (0.93%) Spring Integration
11 57 (0.93%) Lucene
11 57 (0.93%) Spring
11 57 (0.93%) Spring MVC
12 51 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
13 44 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
13 44 (0.72%) JSON
14 36 (0.59%) COM
15 33 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
16 30 (0.49%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 799 (13.09%) Clustering
2 569 (9.32%) Replication
3 252 (4.13%) Blackberry
4 232 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
5 199 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 183 (3.00%) Computer Science
7 153 (2.51%) CLARiiON
8 123 (2.02%) EqualLogic
9 104 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 99 (1.62%) Firmware
11 85 (1.39%) Open Source
12 72 (1.18%) Symmetrix DMX
13 64 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 64 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 60 (0.98%) Hedge funds
15 49 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
16 44 (0.72%) SecurID
17 42 (0.69%) Symmetrix
17 42 (0.69%) EMC Centera
18 37 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4128 (67.63%) Windows
2 2000 (32.77%) Linux
3 1856 (30.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1258 (20.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1044 (17.10%) UNIX
6 950 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 536 (8.78%) Solaris
8 525 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 391 (6.41%) Windows 7
10 216 (3.54%) AIX
11 207 (3.39%) Windows XP
12 192 (3.15%) HPUX
13 161 (2.64%) CentOS
14 114 (1.87%) SUSE
15 113 (1.85%) Windows 8
16 96 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
17 75 (1.23%) Ubuntu
18 74 (1.21%) Android
19 63 (1.03%) Debian
20 54 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1401 (22.95%) ITIL
2 651 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 474 (7.77%) Project Management
4 437 (7.16%) Performance Tuning
5 405 (6.63%) Load Balancing
6 390 (6.39%) Migration
7 385 (6.31%) Change Management
8 317 (5.19%) Problem Management
9 287 (4.70%) Service Management
10 279 (4.57%) PRINCE2
11 277 (4.54%) Business Continuity
12 272 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
13 266 (4.36%) Service Delivery
14 200 (3.28%) Change Control
15 176 (2.88%) Configuration Management
16 175 (2.87%) E-Commerce
17 174 (2.85%) Capacity Management
18 138 (2.26%) Asset Management
19 130 (2.13%) Data Protection
20 127 (2.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1497 (24.52%) SQL
2 525 (8.60%) PowerShell
3 417 (6.83%) Perl
4 320 (5.24%) Java
5 283 (4.64%) Bash Shell
6 279 (4.57%) Shell Script
7 194 (3.18%) Python
8 141 (2.31%) C
9 127 (2.08%) Ruby
10 122 (2.00%) PHP
11 117 (1.92%) T-SQL
12 116 (1.90%) JavaScript
13 87 (1.43%) C++
14 75 (1.23%) C#
15 67 (1.10%) VBScript
16 60 (0.98%) PL/SQL
17 47 (0.77%) VB
18 28 (0.46%) Korn
19 27 (0.44%) AWK
20 21 (0.34%) sed
Qualifications
1 1177 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 934 (15.30%) MCSE
3 601 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
4 534 (8.75%) Degree
5 504 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 503 (8.24%) CCNA
7 478 (7.83%) MCITP
8 429 (7.03%) MCSA
9 320 (5.24%) Security Cleared
10 265 (4.34%) CCNP
11 213 (3.49%) SC Cleared
12 212 (3.47%) MCP
13 207 (3.39%) MCTS
14 153 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
15 114 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
16 106 (1.74%) VCP5
17 101 (1.65%) DV Cleared
18 100 (1.64%) CCA
19 77 (1.26%) VCAP
20 71 (1.16%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (6.52%) SLA
2 124 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (1.70%) QA
4 54 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 48 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.33%) COBIT
8 4 (0.066%) JTAG
9 3 (0.049%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.033%) BS7799
10 2 (0.033%) DICOM
11 1 (0.016%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.016%) HL7
11 1 (0.016%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2535 (41.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2389 (39.14%) Active Directory
3 1057 (17.32%) Hyper-V
4 913 (14.96%) vSphere
5 702 (11.50%) VMware ESX
6 659 (10.80%) XenApp
7 419 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
8 361 (5.91%) XenDesktop
9 284 (4.65%) XenServer
10 242 (3.96%) NFS
11 142 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
12 116 (1.90%) KVM
13 97 (1.59%) SRDF
14 96 (1.57%) vCloud
14 96 (1.57%) Terminal Services
15 94 (1.54%) Xen
16 83 (1.36%) VMware Server
17 80 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
18 73 (1.20%) UAG
19 71 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 484 (7.93%) SCCM
2 447 (7.32%) NetBackup
3 395 (6.47%) Backup Exec
4 393 (6.44%) SCOM
5 284 (4.65%) Puppet
6 182 (2.98%) Nagios
7 168 (2.75%) WSUS
8 147 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 145 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
10 124 (2.03%) Data Guard
11 109 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 88 (1.44%) Tivoli
13 83 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
14 78 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 68 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
16 66 (1.08%) OpenView
17 59 (0.97%) Legato
18 56 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
19 47 (0.77%) ARCserve
20 44 (0.72%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 3804 (62.32%) VMware
2 2345 (38.42%) Microsoft
3 1786 (29.26%) Cisco
4 1686 (27.62%) HP
5 1644 (26.93%) Citrix
6 1134 (18.58%) EMC
7 1110 (18.18%) NetApp
8 977 (16.01%) Oracle
9 690 (11.30%) Red Hat
10 685 (11.22%) Symantec
11 535 (8.76%) Dell
12 469 (7.68%) IBM
13 327 (5.36%) Brocade
14 325 (5.32%) Juniper
15 253 (4.14%) Veeam
16 247 (4.05%) Veritas
17 228 (3.74%) Sun
18 189 (3.10%) CheckPoint
19 185 (3.03%) 3PAR
20 162 (2.65%) JBoss
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Corporate Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + car or allowance + pension + healt
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens + OT
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Training + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Malvern, Worcestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £36k - 38k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
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Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive
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Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
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Salary: Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Xceed
Salary: Bens
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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