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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 107 104 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2876 2798 3574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.55% 2.62% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.14% 15.07% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2407 2382 3058
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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
20333 18564 22220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.39% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16090 15077 18216
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 0 2743 £45,000 - 310
London +19 1134 £51,750 +3.50% 112
South East -3 624 £42,000 -1.17% 72
City of London +32 297 £52,500 +5.00% 37
Surrey +21 225 £45,000 - 19
Yorkshire -7 222 £40,000 +5.26% 25
East of England -21 211 £42,500 -2.29% 30
North West +33 198 £42,500 +6.25% 27
West Yorkshire -12 177 £40,000 +5.26% 14
South West -10 147 £37,000 -2.63% 8
Berkshire -15 144 £38,000 -15.55% 13
Leeds -11 142 £40,000 +7.38% 10
West Midlands -35 102 £36,250 -9.37% 17
Hampshire -12 95 £41,500 +10.66% 15
Manchester +16 86 £33,500 -15.72% 13
Bedfordshire +20 80 £35,000 -26.31% 3
East Midlands -18 80 £39,000 +2.63% 13
Reading -24 59 £37,000 -12.94% 3
Cheshire +20 56 £42,500 -9.09% 9
Hertfordshire -15 53 £50,000 +14.94% 12
Scotland -19 51 £38,500 -14.44% 8
Wales +13 48 £35,000 - 3
South Wales +12 45 £35,000 - 2
Dorset +7 43 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -11 43 £33,000 -21.42% 7
Bedford +17 41 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Merseyside +22 38 £50,000 +20.48% 4
Wiltshire 0 38 £37,000 -2.63% 3
Birmingham -44 38 £33,750 -32.50% 5
Essex +2 37 £43,750 -12.50% 4

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4077 (68.59%) Windows
2 3786 (63.69%) VMware
3 2502 (42.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2410 (40.55%) Active Directory
5 2304 (38.76%) Microsoft
6 1867 (31.41%) Linux
7 1778 (29.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 1774 (29.85%) Cisco
9 1641 (27.61%) HP
10 1628 (27.39%) MS Exchange
11 1602 (26.95%) Firewall
12 1587 (26.70%) Citrix
13 1447 (24.34%) SQL Server
14 1423 (23.94%) SQL
15 1415 (23.81%) ITIL
16 1361 (22.90%) NAS
17 1358 (22.85%) DNS
18 1149 (19.33%) NetApp
19 1145 (19.26%) MS Excel
20 1131 (19.03%) Microsoft Certification
21 1105 (18.59%) Windows Server 2003
22 1069 (17.98%) EMC
23 1059 (17.82%) Hyper-V
24 1020 (17.16%) LAN
25 1014 (17.06%) WAN
26 1000 (16.82%) Finance
27 992 (16.69%) TCP/IP
28 967 (16.27%) Windows Server 2012
29 921 (15.49%) Oracle
30 881 (14.82%) Exchange Server 2010

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1628 (27.39%) MS Exchange
2 881 (14.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 608 (10.23%) SharePoint
4 584 (9.83%) IIS
5 511 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 366 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 347 (5.84%) Lync
8 345 (5.80%) Apache
9 331 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 266 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 227 (3.82%) Tomcat
12 123 (2.07%) WebSphere
13 109 (1.83%) WebLogic
14 88 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
15 75 (1.26%) Lotus Domino
16 74 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
17 52 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
18 48 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
19 46 (0.77%) OpenStack
20 37 (0.62%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1145 (19.26%) MS Excel
2 327 (5.50%) MS Office
3 30 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.27%) MS Project
6 9 (0.15%) FastStats
7 8 (0.13%) SPSS
8 3 (0.050%) Maya
8 3 (0.050%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.050%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.050%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.017%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 54 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 42 (0.71%) Dynamics GP
3 34 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 20 (0.34%) RMDS
7 14 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.15%) assyst
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
8 9 (0.15%) Magento
8 9 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.067%) AWD
12 4 (0.067%) Compiere
12 4 (0.067%) Summit
13 3 (0.050%) Adaptiv
13 3 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
13 3 (0.050%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 220 (3.70%) Office 365
2 178 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 95 (1.60%) SaaS
5 94 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 84 (1.41%) IaaS
7 22 (0.37%) Google Apps
8 21 (0.35%) PaaS
9 16 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.24%) Joyent
11 12 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.050%) GitHub
14 2 (0.034%) Heroku
15 1 (0.017%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1602 (26.95%) Firewall
2 1361 (22.90%) NAS
3 1358 (22.85%) DNS
4 1020 (17.16%) LAN
5 1014 (17.06%) WAN
6 992 (16.69%) TCP/IP
7 880 (14.80%) DHCP
8 648 (10.90%) VPN
9 451 (7.59%) iSCSI
10 346 (5.82%) Internet
11 328 (5.52%) VLAN
11 328 (5.52%) Fibre Channel
12 258 (4.34%) Wireless
13 247 (4.16%) Cisco ASA
14 245 (4.12%) VoIP
15 233 (3.92%) HTTP
16 201 (3.38%) LDAP
17 168 (2.83%) SSL
18 155 (2.61%) Network Security
19 152 (2.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1447 (24.34%) SQL Server
2 418 (7.03%) MySQL
3 367 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 256 (4.31%) Oracle Database
5 253 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 164 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 128 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 117 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 111 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 106 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 89 (1.50%) Relational Database
12 77 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 67 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
14 61 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 61 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
15 58 (0.98%) NoSQL
15 58 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 57 (0.96%) MongoDB
17 55 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
17 55 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 85 (1.43%) Subversion
2 69 (1.16%) Eclipse
3 68 (1.14%) JIRA
4 60 (1.01%) Maven
5 59 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 56 (0.94%) YourKit
7 29 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 28 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (0.29%) WebLOAD
10 17 (0.29%) AQtime
11 16 (0.27%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 13 (0.22%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.17%) Hudson
14 9 (0.15%) LoadRunner
15 7 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (0.12%) ClearCase
16 6 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
16 6 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1000 (16.82%) Finance
2 272 (4.58%) Banking
3 138 (2.32%) Telecoms
4 137 (2.30%) Law
5 127 (2.14%) Legal
6 102 (1.72%) Retail
7 91 (1.53%) Advertising
8 82 (1.38%) Marketing
9 79 (1.33%) Back Office
10 53 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 50 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 39 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 34 (0.57%) Publishing
14 33 (0.56%) Games
15 31 (0.52%) French Language
16 29 (0.49%) German Language
17 26 (0.44%) International Banking
18 25 (0.42%) Spanish Language
19 22 (0.37%) Electronics
20 21 (0.35%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 706 (11.88%) Administrator
1 706 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 647 (10.88%) Support Engineer
3 586 (9.86%) Analyst
4 518 (8.71%) Architect
5 441 (7.42%) Consultant
6 402 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
7 353 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 333 (5.60%) Systems Engineer
9 242 (4.07%) DBA
10 240 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
11 232 (3.90%) Network Engineer
12 225 (3.79%) Support Analyst
13 220 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
14 194 (3.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 190 (3.20%) Server Engineer
16 179 (3.01%) Team Leader
17 161 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 154 (2.59%) Technical Support
19 148 (2.49%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (2.49%) Web Services
2 140 (2.36%) Middleware
3 130 (2.19%) .NET
4 113 (1.90%) HTML
5 107 (1.80%) XML
6 94 (1.58%) J2EE
7 88 (1.48%) CSS
8 73 (1.23%) LAMP
9 67 (1.13%) jQuery
10 64 (1.08%) Hibernate
11 62 (1.04%) Spring
12 60 (1.01%) Spring MVC
13 59 (0.99%) Lucene
13 59 (0.99%) Spring Integration
14 41 (0.69%) JSON
15 38 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
16 37 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
17 36 (0.61%) COM
17 36 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
18 33 (0.56%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 791 (13.31%) Clustering
2 543 (9.14%) Replication
3 346 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 247 (4.16%) Blackberry
5 193 (3.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 182 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 161 (2.71%) Computer Science
8 138 (2.32%) EqualLogic
9 131 (2.20%) CLARiiON
10 97 (1.63%) Firmware
11 89 (1.50%) Open Source
12 81 (1.36%) Fat Client
12 81 (1.36%) Thin Client
13 78 (1.31%) Client/Server
14 71 (1.19%) Symmetrix DMX
15 70 (1.18%) Hedge funds
16 46 (0.77%) EMC Centera
17 41 (0.69%) SecurID
18 38 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
19 35 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4077 (68.59%) Windows
2 1867 (31.41%) Linux
3 1778 (29.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 1105 (18.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 967 (16.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 880 (14.80%) UNIX
7 547 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 496 (8.34%) Solaris
9 378 (6.36%) Windows 7
10 228 (3.84%) AIX
11 199 (3.35%) Windows XP
12 179 (3.01%) CentOS
13 178 (2.99%) HPUX
14 138 (2.32%) Windows 8
15 114 (1.92%) SUSE
16 74 (1.24%) Android
17 70 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
18 64 (1.08%) Ubuntu
19 55 (0.93%) VMS
20 50 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1415 (23.81%) ITIL
2 608 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 511 (8.60%) Project Management
4 477 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
5 403 (6.78%) Load Balancing
6 362 (6.09%) Change Management
7 334 (5.62%) Migration
8 262 (4.41%) Service Delivery
9 259 (4.36%) Problem Management
10 245 (4.12%) Service Management
10 245 (4.12%) Business Continuity
10 245 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
11 238 (4.00%) PRINCE2
12 234 (3.94%) Capacity Planning
13 223 (3.75%) Mentoring
14 210 (3.53%) Change Control
15 177 (2.98%) Capacity Management
16 157 (2.64%) Configuration Management
17 155 (2.61%) E-Commerce
18 150 (2.52%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1423 (23.94%) SQL
2 468 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 357 (6.01%) Perl
4 296 (4.98%) Shell Script
5 261 (4.39%) Java
6 238 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 169 (2.84%) Python
8 120 (2.02%) Ruby
9 108 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 108 (1.82%) C
10 89 (1.50%) T-SQL
11 84 (1.41%) PHP
12 69 (1.16%) C++
13 66 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 66 (1.11%) VBScript
14 62 (1.04%) C#
15 56 (0.94%) VB
16 37 (0.62%) Korn
17 25 (0.42%) Bourne shell
18 21 (0.35%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1131 (19.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 862 (14.50%) MCSE
3 607 (10.21%) Cisco Certification
4 572 (9.62%) Degree
5 501 (8.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 485 (8.16%) CCNA
7 471 (7.92%) MCITP
8 449 (7.55%) MCSA
9 271 (4.56%) Security Cleared
10 249 (4.19%) CCNP
11 212 (3.57%) MCTS
12 193 (3.25%) MCP
13 191 (3.21%) SC Cleared
14 171 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
15 141 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
16 115 (1.93%) CCA
17 79 (1.33%) VCAP
18 69 (1.16%) DV Cleared
19 63 (1.06%) NCDA
20 60 (1.01%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 416 (7.00%) SLA
2 106 (1.78%) QA
3 84 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 43 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.25%) COBIT
8 4 (0.067%) BS7799
9 3 (0.050%) JTAG
10 2 (0.034%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.017%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.017%) HL7
11 1 (0.017%) DICOM
11 1 (0.017%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2502 (42.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2410 (40.55%) Active Directory
3 1059 (17.82%) Hyper-V
4 875 (14.72%) vSphere
5 644 (10.83%) VMware ESX
6 618 (10.40%) XenApp
7 373 (6.28%) VMware ESXi
8 299 (5.03%) XenDesktop
9 247 (4.16%) XenServer
10 218 (3.67%) NFS
11 162 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
12 111 (1.87%) vCloud
13 104 (1.75%) Terminal Services
14 99 (1.67%) VMware Server
15 84 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
16 81 (1.36%) KVM
17 79 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
18 78 (1.31%) SRDF
19 77 (1.30%) ISA Server
20 75 (1.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 495 (8.33%) SCCM
2 396 (6.66%) Backup Exec
3 394 (6.63%) SCOM
4 365 (6.14%) NetBackup
5 270 (4.54%) Puppet
6 191 (3.21%) Nagios
7 172 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 150 (2.52%) WSUS
9 143 (2.41%) Data Guard
10 130 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
11 107 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 79 (1.33%) OpenView
13 76 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 74 (1.24%) Tivoli
15 64 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
16 61 (1.03%) HP SIM
17 52 (0.87%) Legato
18 50 (0.84%) SCVMM
18 50 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
19 49 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3786 (63.69%) VMware
2 2304 (38.76%) Microsoft
3 1774 (29.85%) Cisco
4 1641 (27.61%) HP
5 1587 (26.70%) Citrix
6 1149 (19.33%) NetApp
7 1069 (17.98%) EMC
8 921 (15.49%) Oracle
9 656 (11.04%) Red Hat
10 605 (10.18%) Symantec
11 522 (8.78%) Dell
12 509 (8.56%) IBM
13 370 (6.22%) Juniper
14 299 (5.03%) Brocade
15 292 (4.91%) Veeam
16 238 (4.00%) Veritas
17 189 (3.18%) CheckPoint
18 183 (3.08%) Sun
19 163 (2.74%) SolarWinds
20 158 (2.66%) JBoss
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