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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 104 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2980 3192 3095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.69% 2.69% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.76% 15.73% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2510 2656 2603
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 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
20185 20290 22065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.20% 17.09% 19.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15986 16072 17800
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 £26,517 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -6 2821 £45,000 - 326
London +7 1152 £52,500 +5.00% 95
South East -7 595 £42,500 - 78
City of London +16 293 £52,500 +0.47% 24
East of England +12 281 £45,000 +6.33% 26
Yorkshire +8 228 £37,500 -6.25% 22
South West -9 179 £35,000 -12.50% 33
North West +12 169 £40,000 +14.28% 32
Berkshire -21 160 £43,000 +3.61% 21
West Yorkshire +7 147 £36,000 -15.29% 15
Surrey -17 134 £42,500 -15.00% 12
East Midlands +22 122 £38,500 -3.75% 16
Hampshire +9 112 £45,500 +12.34% 21
Reading +6 108 £38,500 -5.52% 18
West Midlands -37 104 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Hertfordshire +33 101 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Manchester +22 93 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Leeds -23 91 £36,000 -17.24% 11
Essex +11 81 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Northamptonshire +16 65 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Cambridgeshire +22 52 £45,000 +16.12% 9
Scotland +6 52 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Bristol +8 51 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Northampton +15 49 £40,000 -11.11% 7
West Sussex +8 47 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Gloucestershire -10 42 £33,000 -26.66% 3
Kent +34 41 £32,500 -31.57% 3
Cheshire 0 41 £45,000 +19.99% 9
South Yorkshire -2 38 £35,000 +4.94% 2
Buckinghamshire -28 37 £42,500 - 5

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4214 (71.65%) Windows
2 3931 (66.84%) VMware
3 2665 (45.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2551 (43.38%) Microsoft
5 2499 (42.49%) Active Directory
6 2120 (36.05%) Cisco
7 1888 (32.10%) Linux
8 1791 (30.45%) MS Exchange
9 1715 (29.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 1714 (29.14%) HP
11 1631 (27.73%) Citrix
12 1615 (27.46%) Firewall
13 1472 (25.03%) SQL Server
14 1269 (21.58%) Hyper-V
15 1263 (21.48%) NAS
16 1243 (21.14%) DNS
17 1240 (21.08%) MS Excel
18 1238 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
19 1188 (20.20%) WAN
20 1159 (19.71%) SQL
21 1120 (19.04%) LAN
22 1114 (18.94%) NetApp
23 1099 (18.69%) ITIL
24 1067 (18.14%) Windows Server 2003
25 1019 (17.33%) EMC
26 975 (16.58%) Finance
27 963 (16.37%) vSphere
28 922 (15.68%) Microsoft Certification
29 920 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2010
30 911 (15.49%) TCP/IP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1791 (30.45%) MS Exchange
2 920 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 595 (10.12%) SharePoint
4 544 (9.25%) IIS
5 480 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 474 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 452 (7.69%) Lync
8 417 (7.09%) Apache
9 323 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 287 (4.88%) Tomcat
11 195 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 176 (2.99%) WebSphere
13 90 (1.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 85 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
15 80 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
16 63 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
17 59 (1.00%) OpenStack
18 58 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
19 54 (0.92%) JBoss
20 47 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 1240 (21.08%) MS Excel
2 415 (7.06%) MS Office
3 56 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.29%) MS Project
6 13 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.19%) SPSS
8 5 (0.085%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.034%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.034%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.034%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 60 (1.02%) Dynamics GP
2 58 (0.99%) RMDS
3 48 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
6 9 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.10%) Oracle Utilities
8 6 (0.10%) Magento
9 4 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.051%) CODA-Financials
10 3 (0.051%) Maximo
11 2 (0.034%) ENOVIA
11 2 (0.034%) MFGPRO
11 2 (0.034%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.034%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 333 (5.66%) Office 365
2 216 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 176 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 112 (1.90%) SaaS
5 99 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
6 79 (1.34%) IaaS
7 51 (0.87%) PaaS
8 47 (0.80%) Mimecast
9 29 (0.49%) Google Apps
10 15 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.15%) GitHub
12 8 (0.14%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.14%) SoftLayer
13 7 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.10%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.068%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.051%) Datadog
18 2 (0.034%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1615 (27.46%) Firewall
2 1263 (21.48%) NAS
3 1243 (21.14%) DNS
4 1188 (20.20%) WAN
5 1120 (19.04%) LAN
6 911 (15.49%) TCP/IP
7 901 (15.32%) DHCP
8 668 (11.36%) VPN
9 546 (9.28%) iSCSI
10 528 (8.98%) Fibre Channel
11 407 (6.92%) VoIP
12 374 (6.36%) VLAN
13 329 (5.59%) Wireless
14 249 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
15 237 (4.03%) Internet
16 210 (3.57%) Network Security
17 197 (3.35%) LDAP
18 181 (3.08%) HTTP
19 175 (2.98%) NetScaler
20 160 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1472 (25.03%) SQL Server
2 348 (5.92%) MySQL
3 319 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 239 (4.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 174 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 167 (2.84%) Oracle Database
7 140 (2.38%) DB2
8 91 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 86 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 70 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 66 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 65 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 65 (1.11%) MongoDB
13 62 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 59 (1.00%) HBase
15 56 (0.95%) RDBMS
16 54 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 53 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
18 52 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
19 44 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 69 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 56 (0.95%) JIRA
3 55 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 52 (0.88%) Subversion
5 26 (0.44%) TeamCity
6 25 (0.43%) Artifactory
7 23 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (0.24%) Maven
9 11 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.17%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.085%) RequisitePro
12 5 (0.085%) MSI
12 5 (0.085%) YourKit
13 3 (0.051%) Hudson
13 3 (0.051%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.051%) Bugzilla
13 3 (0.051%) Toad
14 2 (0.034%) ProC
General
1 975 (16.58%) Finance
2 224 (3.81%) Banking
3 208 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 136 (2.31%) Retail
5 119 (2.02%) Law
5 119 (2.02%) Legal
6 117 (1.99%) Advertising
7 74 (1.26%) Marketing
8 70 (1.19%) Back Office
9 64 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 61 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 37 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 37 (0.63%) German Language
12 35 (0.60%) French Language
12 35 (0.60%) Games
13 31 (0.53%) Electronics
14 29 (0.49%) Spanish Language
15 23 (0.39%) Publishing
16 19 (0.32%) Billing
17 13 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 961 (16.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 656 (11.15%) Support Engineer
3 595 (10.12%) Architect
4 584 (9.93%) Analyst
5 565 (9.61%) Administrator
6 437 (7.43%) Systems Administrator
7 426 (7.24%) Consultant
8 408 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 406 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
10 344 (5.85%) Infrastructure Architect
11 241 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 239 (4.06%) Network Engineer
13 222 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 222 (3.77%) Storage Engineer
14 220 (3.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 218 (3.71%) Support Analyst
16 207 (3.52%) Server Engineer
17 204 (3.47%) Technical Support
18 187 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
19 180 (3.06%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (2.86%) Middleware
2 153 (2.60%) .NET
3 127 (2.16%) Web Services
4 101 (1.72%) HTML
5 84 (1.43%) XML
6 58 (0.99%) XSLT
6 58 (0.99%) Rendezvous
6 58 (0.99%) Ultra Messaging
7 57 (0.97%) LAMP
8 48 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 37 (0.63%) Flash
10 34 (0.58%) J2EE
11 31 (0.53%) CSS
12 29 (0.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 27 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (0.41%) COM
15 21 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
15 21 (0.36%) .NET Framework
16 17 (0.29%) Hibernate
17 15 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 630 (10.71%) Clustering
2 455 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 449 (7.63%) Replication
4 224 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 188 (3.20%) Blackberry
6 132 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 128 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
8 114 (1.94%) EqualLogic
9 108 (1.84%) Mainframe
10 93 (1.58%) CLARiiON
11 90 (1.53%) Thin Client
11 90 (1.53%) Fat Client
12 83 (1.41%) Open Source
13 74 (1.26%) CMDB
14 63 (1.07%) Public Cloud
15 62 (1.05%) FlexPod
16 56 (0.95%) Hedge funds
17 55 (0.94%) PKI
18 54 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
19 51 (0.87%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4214 (71.65%) Windows
2 1888 (32.10%) Linux
3 1715 (29.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1238 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 1067 (18.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 768 (13.06%) UNIX
7 561 (9.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 522 (8.88%) Solaris
9 401 (6.82%) Windows 7
10 257 (4.37%) Windows 8
11 238 (4.05%) AIX
12 233 (3.96%) Windows XP
13 221 (3.76%) CentOS
14 134 (2.28%) HPUX
15 92 (1.56%) SUSE
16 87 (1.48%) Mac OS X
17 83 (1.41%) Ubuntu
18 78 (1.33%) Debian
19 72 (1.22%) Android
20 57 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1099 (18.69%) ITIL
2 715 (12.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 450 (7.65%) Project Management
4 368 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
5 351 (5.97%) Load Balancing
6 342 (5.82%) Migration
7 336 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
8 319 (5.42%) Change Management
9 308 (5.24%) Service Delivery
10 286 (4.86%) Business Continuity
11 280 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
12 246 (4.18%) Mentoring
13 220 (3.74%) Service Management
14 200 (3.40%) Configuration Management
15 190 (3.23%) Problem Management
16 188 (3.20%) PRINCE2
17 180 (3.06%) Capacity Management
18 165 (2.81%) High Availability
19 157 (2.67%) Change Control
20 150 (2.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1159 (19.71%) SQL
2 536 (9.11%) PowerShell
3 322 (5.48%) Perl
4 262 (4.46%) Java
5 247 (4.20%) Bash Shell
6 178 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 175 (2.98%) Python
8 111 (1.89%) VBScript
9 97 (1.65%) JavaScript
9 97 (1.65%) Ruby
10 88 (1.50%) PHP
11 87 (1.48%) C
12 59 (1.00%) VB
13 43 (0.73%) C#
14 30 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 30 (0.51%) Bourne shell
15 24 (0.41%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.34%) AWK
17 15 (0.26%) VBA
17 15 (0.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 922 (15.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 707 (12.02%) MCSE
3 706 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 552 (9.39%) CCNA
5 550 (9.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 465 (7.91%) Degree
7 313 (5.32%) MCSA
8 288 (4.90%) Security Cleared
9 267 (4.54%) Citrix Certification
10 266 (4.52%) CCNP
11 262 (4.46%) MCITP
12 237 (4.03%) CCA
13 236 (4.01%) MCP
14 208 (3.54%) SC Cleared
15 81 (1.38%) VCP5
16 77 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
17 72 (1.22%) NCDA
18 65 (1.11%) DV Cleared
19 64 (1.09%) MCTS
20 50 (0.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (6.75%) SLA
2 151 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (2.09%) PCI DSS
4 45 (0.77%) QA
5 33 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 32 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.43%) FISMA
8 23 (0.39%) COBIT
9 2 (0.034%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.017%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2665 (45.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2499 (42.49%) Active Directory
3 1269 (21.58%) Hyper-V
4 963 (16.37%) vSphere
5 685 (11.65%) XenApp
6 461 (7.84%) VMware ESX
7 410 (6.97%) VMware ESXi
8 396 (6.73%) XenDesktop
9 285 (4.85%) XenServer
10 281 (4.78%) NFS
11 187 (3.18%) Terminal Services
12 124 (2.11%) SRDF
13 118 (2.01%) vCloud
14 117 (1.99%) VMware Server
15 115 (1.96%) Xen
16 108 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
17 106 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
18 80 (1.36%) KVM
19 70 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 68 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 593 (10.08%) SCCM
2 420 (7.14%) SCOM
3 287 (4.88%) Backup Exec
4 273 (4.64%) Nagios
5 222 (3.77%) NetBackup
6 204 (3.47%) Puppet
7 148 (2.52%) WSUS
8 127 (2.16%) Tivoli
9 124 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 101 (1.72%) SCVMM
10 101 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
11 97 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 66 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 60 (1.02%) ZABBIX
13 60 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
14 54 (0.92%) ARCserve
15 49 (0.83%) Opsview
16 48 (0.82%) OpenView
17 47 (0.80%) Cacti
18 46 (0.78%) Legato
Vendors
1 3931 (66.84%) VMware
2 2551 (43.38%) Microsoft
3 2120 (36.05%) Cisco
4 1714 (29.14%) HP
5 1631 (27.73%) Citrix
6 1114 (18.94%) NetApp
7 1019 (17.33%) EMC
8 809 (13.76%) Oracle
9 659 (11.21%) Red Hat
10 570 (9.69%) IBM
11 566 (9.62%) Symantec
12 522 (8.88%) Dell
13 394 (6.70%) Juniper
14 327 (5.56%) Brocade
14 327 (5.56%) Veeam
15 295 (5.02%) 3PAR
16 263 (4.47%) CommVault
17 232 (3.94%) CheckPoint
18 202 (3.43%) Veritas
19 169 (2.87%) SolarWinds
Godalming, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum To 55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60k - 75k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £47500 - £57000.00 per annum + bonus + excellent bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago