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

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 101 111 93
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Permanent jobs citing SAN 3144 2820 3565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.79% 2.57% 3.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.71% 14.93% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2631 2355 3120
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 £29,200 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £64,400
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
20011 18888 22906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.22% 19.74%
Number of salaries quoted 16163 14852 19064
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £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 December 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 December 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 3023 £45,000 - 276
London +20 1246 £50,000 -4.76% 110
South East -5 587 £42,500 -5.55% 54
City of London +13 288 £52,500 -4.54% 26
Yorkshire -6 288 £35,000 - 21
East of England +24 286 £45,000 +12.50% 11
West Yorkshire -18 188 £32,500 -2.98% 14
Berkshire -10 179 £47,500 +5.55% 11
North West +36 178 £40,000 +23.07% 19
Surrey +18 178 £45,000 -5.26% 11
West Midlands -5 178 £36,000 -15.29% 18
South West +46 152 £42,500 +21.42% 27
Leeds -20 145 £33,000 -1.49% 9
Manchester +22 118 £35,000 +20.68% 9
Essex +23 95 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +26 89 £55,000 +27.90% 6
East Midlands -17 81 £40,000 +5.26% 11
Reading -46 74 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Birmingham -21 69 £33,000 -32.30% 6
Hampshire -38 54 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Cheshire +29 51 £50,000 +53.84% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 51 £38,250 +9.28% 2
Wales -12 50 £39,250 +4.66% 7
Dorset +23 49 £37,500 +25.00% 3
South Wales -11 46 £39,250 +4.66% 6
Wiltshire +29 45 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Oxfordshire +13 44 £40,000 -4.76% 10
South Yorkshire +2 42 £55,000 +29.41% 3
East Sussex +26 41 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Bedfordshire +14 39 £34,000 -6.20% 2

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 4184 (69.50%) Windows
2 3989 (66.26%) VMware
3 2655 (44.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2507 (41.64%) Active Directory
5 2489 (41.35%) Microsoft
6 1944 (32.29%) Cisco
7 1792 (29.77%) Linux
8 1776 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 1739 (28.89%) Firewall
10 1722 (28.60%) MS Exchange
11 1704 (28.31%) Citrix
12 1619 (26.89%) HP
13 1419 (23.57%) SQL Server
14 1358 (22.56%) DNS
15 1287 (21.38%) ITIL
16 1260 (20.93%) SQL
17 1259 (20.91%) NAS
18 1221 (20.28%) MS Excel
19 1148 (19.07%) WAN
20 1135 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
21 1120 (18.60%) NetApp
21 1120 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
22 1114 (18.50%) LAN
23 1113 (18.49%) Hyper-V
24 1086 (18.04%) TCP/IP
25 1050 (17.44%) Finance
26 1048 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
27 1043 (17.33%) EMC
28 995 (16.53%) vSphere
29 931 (15.47%) DHCP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1722 (28.60%) MS Exchange
2 875 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 614 (10.20%) SharePoint
4 557 (9.25%) IIS
5 542 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 435 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 356 (5.91%) Lync
8 353 (5.86%) Apache
9 327 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 218 (3.62%) Tomcat
11 217 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 101 (1.68%) WebSphere
13 87 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
14 78 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
15 74 (1.23%) JBoss
16 72 (1.20%) WebLogic
17 62 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
18 59 (0.98%) OpenStack
19 46 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
20 42 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1221 (20.28%) MS Excel
2 421 (6.99%) MS Office
3 51 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.37%) MS Project
6 9 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.15%) SPSS
7 7 (0.12%) FastStats
8 3 (0.050%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.050%) Maya
8 3 (0.050%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.017%) Revit
10 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 70 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
3 22 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.33%) RMDS
5 19 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 11 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.12%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.100%) SAP Business One
10 6 (0.100%) Oracle BRM
11 5 (0.083%) Adaptiv
12 4 (0.066%) AWD
13 3 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
13 3 (0.050%) Summit
13 3 (0.050%) Visualfiles
14 2 (0.033%) Compiere
Cloud Services
1 227 (3.77%) Office 365
2 172 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 95 (1.58%) IaaS
5 94 (1.56%) SaaS
6 72 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (0.73%) PaaS
8 26 (0.43%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.100%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.066%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.050%) Heroku
11 3 (0.050%) Joyent
12 2 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.033%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1739 (28.89%) Firewall
2 1358 (22.56%) DNS
3 1259 (20.91%) NAS
4 1148 (19.07%) WAN
5 1114 (18.50%) LAN
6 1086 (18.04%) TCP/IP
7 931 (15.47%) DHCP
8 683 (11.35%) VPN
9 533 (8.85%) iSCSI
10 393 (6.53%) Fibre Channel
11 356 (5.91%) Internet
12 339 (5.63%) VLAN
13 331 (5.50%) Wireless
14 294 (4.88%) VoIP
15 275 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
16 210 (3.49%) MPLS
17 190 (3.16%) NetScaler
18 186 (3.09%) LDAP
19 177 (2.94%) Network Security
20 173 (2.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1419 (23.57%) SQL Server
2 418 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 338 (5.61%) MySQL
4 308 (5.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 196 (3.26%) Oracle Database
6 152 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 127 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 102 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 93 (1.54%) DB2
10 86 (1.43%) Relational Database
11 79 (1.31%) RDBMS
12 78 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 78 (1.30%) Hadoop
13 59 (0.98%) MongoDB
14 55 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
14 55 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
15 51 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 49 (0.81%) NoSQL
17 36 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 34 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 81 (1.35%) Subversion
2 76 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 55 (0.91%) Eclipse
4 49 (0.81%) JIRA
5 46 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 44 (0.73%) Maven
7 38 (0.63%) YourKit
8 31 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 22 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (0.25%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.18%) LoadRunner
13 9 (0.15%) AQtime
13 9 (0.15%) WebLOAD
14 7 (0.12%) Hudson
14 7 (0.12%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.083%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 5 (0.083%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.066%) MSI
16 4 (0.066%) Ant
General
1 1050 (17.44%) Finance
2 254 (4.22%) Banking
3 186 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 103 (1.71%) Legal
5 102 (1.69%) Law
6 98 (1.63%) Retail
7 90 (1.50%) Advertising
8 73 (1.21%) Marketing
9 54 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 45 (0.75%) Back Office
11 43 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 42 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 36 (0.60%) Games
13 36 (0.60%) German Language
14 31 (0.51%) Publishing
15 26 (0.43%) Electronics
16 23 (0.38%) Spanish Language
16 23 (0.38%) French Language
17 16 (0.27%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 788 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 744 (12.36%) Support Engineer
3 653 (10.85%) Administrator
4 585 (9.72%) Analyst
5 557 (9.25%) Architect
6 430 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
7 428 (7.11%) Consultant
8 388 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 368 (6.11%) Systems Engineer
10 301 (5.00%) Network Engineer
11 258 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
12 238 (3.95%) Server Engineer
13 236 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 229 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 197 (3.27%) Support Analyst
16 194 (3.22%) Storage Engineer
17 189 (3.14%) Team Leader
18 188 (3.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 185 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
20 183 (3.04%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (2.52%) Web Services
2 140 (2.33%) .NET
3 138 (2.29%) Middleware
4 88 (1.46%) HTML
5 83 (1.38%) XML
6 70 (1.16%) CSS
7 51 (0.85%) jQuery
8 50 (0.83%) J2EE
9 48 (0.80%) Spring
9 48 (0.80%) Hibernate
10 47 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
11 45 (0.75%) Spring Integration
11 45 (0.75%) Lucene
12 44 (0.73%) LAMP
12 44 (0.73%) JSON
13 43 (0.71%) Spring MVC
14 28 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (0.35%) Rendezvous
16 20 (0.33%) MSMQ
16 20 (0.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 777 (12.91%) Clustering
2 517 (8.59%) Replication
3 392 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 249 (4.14%) Blackberry
5 187 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 133 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 128 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
8 124 (2.06%) EqualLogic
9 101 (1.68%) Open Source
10 83 (1.38%) CLARiiON
10 83 (1.38%) Hedge funds
11 80 (1.33%) Fat Client
11 80 (1.33%) Thin Client
12 49 (0.81%) PKI
13 45 (0.75%) CMDB
13 45 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 37 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (0.61%) Symmetrix DMX
15 36 (0.60%) FlexPod
16 34 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4184 (69.50%) Windows
2 1792 (29.77%) Linux
3 1776 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1135 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1120 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 818 (13.59%) UNIX
7 572 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 513 (8.52%) Solaris
9 410 (6.81%) Windows 7
10 253 (4.20%) AIX
11 243 (4.04%) Windows XP
12 220 (3.65%) Windows 8
13 201 (3.34%) CentOS
14 142 (2.36%) SUSE
15 132 (2.19%) HPUX
16 73 (1.21%) Android
17 71 (1.18%) Mac OS X
17 71 (1.18%) Ubuntu
18 50 (0.83%) Debian
18 50 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1287 (21.38%) ITIL
2 555 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 540 (8.97%) Project Management
4 425 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
5 396 (6.58%) Load Balancing
6 341 (5.66%) Migration
7 335 (5.56%) Change Management
8 284 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 268 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
10 255 (4.24%) Capacity Planning
11 251 (4.17%) Business Continuity
12 231 (3.84%) Mentoring
13 222 (3.69%) Problem Management
14 218 (3.62%) PRINCE2
15 215 (3.57%) Service Management
16 184 (3.06%) Change Control
17 178 (2.96%) Configuration Management
18 176 (2.92%) Capacity Management
19 144 (2.39%) Root Cause Analysis
20 132 (2.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1260 (20.93%) SQL
2 492 (8.17%) PowerShell
3 355 (5.90%) Perl
4 288 (4.78%) Shell Script
5 228 (3.79%) Java
6 224 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 171 (2.84%) Python
8 104 (1.73%) Ruby
9 92 (1.53%) VBScript
10 90 (1.50%) JavaScript
10 90 (1.50%) PHP
11 74 (1.23%) C
12 66 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 56 (0.93%) VB
14 45 (0.75%) PL/SQL
15 42 (0.70%) C#
16 34 (0.56%) C++
17 31 (0.51%) VB.NET
18 30 (0.50%) Korn
19 22 (0.37%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1048 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 821 (13.64%) MCSE
3 640 (10.63%) Cisco Certification
4 568 (9.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 562 (9.34%) Degree
6 479 (7.96%) CCNA
7 433 (7.19%) MCSA
8 427 (7.09%) MCITP
9 266 (4.42%) Security Cleared
10 261 (4.34%) CCNP
11 251 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
12 206 (3.42%) MCP
13 204 (3.39%) SC Cleared
14 198 (3.29%) CCA
15 124 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
16 120 (1.99%) MCTS
17 70 (1.16%) VCAP
18 61 (1.01%) VCP5
19 59 (0.98%) NCDA
20 55 (0.91%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 409 (6.79%) SLA
2 85 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (1.40%) QA
4 67 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 35 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 21 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.27%) COBIT
8 4 (0.066%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.050%) BS7799
10 1 (0.017%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.017%) HL7
10 1 (0.017%) DICOM
System Software
1 2655 (44.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2507 (41.64%) Active Directory
3 1113 (18.49%) Hyper-V
4 995 (16.53%) vSphere
5 693 (11.51%) XenApp
6 530 (8.80%) VMware ESX
7 418 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
8 350 (5.81%) XenDesktop
9 234 (3.89%) XenServer
10 227 (3.77%) NFS
11 147 (2.44%) Terminal Services
12 125 (2.08%) vCloud
13 121 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
14 94 (1.56%) ISA Server
14 94 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
15 91 (1.51%) VMware Server
16 85 (1.41%) Xen
17 76 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
18 68 (1.13%) UAG
19 65 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 514 (8.54%) SCCM
2 430 (7.14%) SCOM
3 337 (5.60%) Backup Exec
4 304 (5.05%) NetBackup
5 270 (4.49%) Puppet
6 222 (3.69%) Nagios
7 160 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 133 (2.21%) WSUS
9 117 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
10 102 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 99 (1.64%) Data Guard
12 86 (1.43%) SCVMM
13 78 (1.30%) Tivoli
14 70 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 66 (1.10%) OpenView
16 64 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
17 52 (0.86%) ZABBIX
18 48 (0.80%) HP SIM
19 47 (0.78%) SCOrch
20 44 (0.73%) Cacti
Vendors
1 3989 (66.26%) VMware
2 2489 (41.35%) Microsoft
3 1944 (32.29%) Cisco
4 1704 (28.31%) Citrix
5 1619 (26.89%) HP
6 1120 (18.60%) NetApp
7 1043 (17.33%) EMC
8 781 (12.97%) Oracle
9 679 (11.28%) Red Hat
10 569 (9.45%) Symantec
11 563 (9.35%) Dell
12 546 (9.07%) IBM
13 425 (7.06%) Juniper
14 301 (5.00%) Veeam
15 296 (4.92%) Brocade
16 248 (4.12%) CheckPoint
17 222 (3.69%) 3PAR
18 205 (3.41%) Veritas
19 196 (3.26%) SolarWinds
20 185 (3.07%) CommVault
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £34000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus / medical /pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £34000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus / medical /pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Overtime & On-call
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Overtime & On-call
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Gold Group
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £47k + pkg
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum £21k basic + pension + healthcare+ f
Posted: 10 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Directions On-line Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension healthcare
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Scotland
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & car allowance
Posted: 12 hours ago