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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 138 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -3
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2421 2944 2741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 2.53% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 13.97% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2034 2452 2328
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%

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
18473 21075 18878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 18.10% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 16663 15236
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -29 2268 £45,000 - 228
London -37 880 £50,000 -1.71% 73
South East +4 613 £45,000 +5.88% 49
Yorkshire -9 204 £37,250 -6.87% 32
Surrey -10 204 £45,000 -5.26% 19
Hampshire +55 153 £42,500 +1.19% 10
City of London -63 148 £47,500 -12.84% 18
West Yorkshire -7 141 £38,000 -5.00% 23
North West -43 140 £35,000 -17.64% 14
East of England -38 133 £40,000 -8.57% 13
Leeds -4 117 £40,000 - 20
West Midlands +7 111 £37,500 - 12
South West -44 109 £39,000 +4.00% 17
Manchester +16 101 £35,000 +4.47% 8
Berkshire -26 101 £50,000 +17.64% 7
East Midlands +17 89 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Southampton +45 60 £40,000 +29.03% 4
Scotland -3 55 £42,500 +11.84% 10
Birmingham +26 54 £38,750 +10.71% 5
Wales -15 48 £37,000 +5.71% 5
Guildford +9 45 £38,500 -13.96% 8
Hertfordshire -17 44 £48,000 -4.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -12 43 £47,500 -5.00% 3
South Wales -20 42 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Farnborough +9 39 £40,000 +15.94% 3
Dorset -2 38 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Reading -37 38 £50,000 +35.13% 2
Essex +7 36 £39,600 -9.48% 1
Oxfordshire -12 36 £40,000 +21.21% 2
Northamptonshire +17 34 £44,250 -1.66% 4

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3673 (71.81%) Windows
2 3371 (65.90%) VMware
3 2239 (43.77%) Microsoft
4 2197 (42.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2189 (42.80%) Active Directory
6 1862 (36.40%) Cisco
7 1748 (34.17%) Linux
8 1600 (31.28%) MS Exchange
9 1562 (30.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 1430 (27.96%) HP
11 1280 (25.02%) Firewall
12 1274 (24.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 1272 (24.87%) Citrix
14 1255 (24.54%) NAS
15 1167 (22.82%) DNS
16 1163 (22.74%) ITIL
17 1156 (22.60%) SQL Server
18 1104 (21.58%) Hyper-V
19 1052 (20.57%) NetApp
20 1039 (20.31%) WAN
21 987 (19.30%) LAN
22 980 (19.16%) Data Centre
23 956 (18.69%) SQL
24 955 (18.67%) MS Excel
25 877 (17.15%) Finance
26 856 (16.74%) DHCP
27 852 (16.66%) EMC
28 849 (16.60%) Exchange Server 2010
29 838 (16.38%) Windows Server 2003
30 834 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification

SAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1600 (31.28%) MS Exchange
2 849 (16.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 517 (10.11%) SharePoint
4 472 (9.23%) IIS
5 440 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 372 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 348 (6.80%) Apache
8 342 (6.69%) Lync
9 271 (5.30%) Tomcat
10 220 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 201 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 167 (3.26%) WebSphere
13 95 (1.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 89 (1.74%) Oracle Coherence
15 71 (1.39%) OpenStack
16 57 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
17 50 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
18 42 (0.82%) WebLogic
19 41 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
20 40 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 955 (18.67%) MS Excel
2 341 (6.67%) MS Office
3 63 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.29%) MS Project
6 3 (0.059%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.059%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.020%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 68 (1.33%) RMDS
2 28 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
3 26 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 19 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.22%) ION MarketView
7 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.14%) Maximo
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
10 4 (0.078%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.078%) MFGPRO
11 3 (0.059%) Magento
11 3 (0.059%) Oracle Utilities
11 3 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.039%) Cognos Controller
12 2 (0.039%) SAP Business One
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 391 (7.64%) Office 365
2 205 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
3 189 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 97 (1.90%) SaaS
5 93 (1.82%) Mimecast
6 74 (1.45%) IaaS
7 63 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (0.76%) Google Apps
9 37 (0.72%) PaaS
10 32 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (0.47%) IBM PureFlex
12 19 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.20%) Symantec.cloud
14 10 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
15 6 (0.12%) GitHub
15 6 (0.12%) SoftLayer
15 6 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (0.078%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1280 (25.02%) Firewall
2 1255 (24.54%) NAS
3 1167 (22.82%) DNS
4 1039 (20.31%) WAN
5 987 (19.30%) LAN
6 856 (16.74%) DHCP
7 801 (15.66%) TCP/IP
8 597 (11.67%) VPN
9 467 (9.13%) iSCSI
10 439 (8.58%) Fibre Channel
11 413 (8.07%) VoIP
12 362 (7.08%) VLAN
13 231 (4.52%) Wireless
14 227 (4.44%) Internet
15 223 (4.36%) Cisco ASA
16 167 (3.26%) Network Security
17 162 (3.17%) FCoE
18 160 (3.13%) LDAP
19 153 (2.99%) Multicast
20 144 (2.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1156 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 308 (6.02%) MySQL
3 271 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 163 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 161 (3.15%) Oracle Database
6 152 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 107 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 102 (1.99%) DB2
9 91 (1.78%) Hadoop
10 80 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
11 70 (1.37%) HBase
12 61 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 60 (1.17%) RDBMS
14 59 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 58 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 53 (1.04%) MongoDB
17 48 (0.94%) OLTP
18 47 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 47 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
19 39 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 60 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 59 (1.15%) Subversion
3 47 (0.92%) JIRA
4 32 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.35%) ProC
6 17 (0.33%) Maven
7 13 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (0.18%) YourKit
10 9 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.16%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.14%) Hudson
13 6 (0.12%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.12%) MSI
14 5 (0.098%) InstallShield
15 3 (0.059%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (0.059%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (0.059%) Mercurial
General
1 877 (17.15%) Finance
2 211 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 172 (3.36%) Banking
4 154 (3.01%) Retail
5 116 (2.27%) Legal
6 108 (2.11%) Law
7 68 (1.33%) Marketing
8 66 (1.29%) Advertising
9 65 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 64 (1.25%) Back Office
11 50 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 45 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 27 (0.53%) Games
14 24 (0.47%) Publishing
14 24 (0.47%) Electronics
15 17 (0.33%) Billing
15 17 (0.33%) French Language
15 17 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 13 (0.25%) Private Banking
16 13 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 843 (16.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 533 (10.42%) Administrator
3 521 (10.19%) Support Engineer
4 511 (9.99%) Analyst
5 497 (9.72%) Architect
6 399 (7.80%) Systems Administrator
7 384 (7.51%) Systems Engineer
8 381 (7.45%) Consultant
9 329 (6.43%) Infrastructure Architect
10 259 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 184 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 182 (3.56%) Support Analyst
13 171 (3.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 157 (3.07%) Network Engineer
15 152 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
16 148 (2.89%) Linux Administrator
17 146 (2.85%) Technical Architect
18 142 (2.78%) Server Engineer
18 142 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
19 139 (2.72%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (3.58%) Middleware
2 106 (2.07%) .NET
3 96 (1.88%) HTML
4 87 (1.70%) Web Services
5 76 (1.49%) XML
6 68 (1.33%) XSLT
6 68 (1.33%) Rendezvous
6 68 (1.33%) Ultra Messaging
7 53 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
8 36 (0.70%) COM
9 30 (0.59%) J2EE
10 27 (0.53%) CSS
11 24 (0.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 21 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
13 20 (0.39%) jQuery
14 18 (0.35%) LAMP
15 15 (0.29%) Hibernate
15 15 (0.29%) Software Packaging
15 15 (0.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 14 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 980 (19.16%) Data Centre
2 547 (10.69%) Clustering
3 373 (7.29%) Replication
4 338 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 212 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 183 (3.58%) EqualLogic
7 164 (3.21%) Blackberry
8 156 (3.05%) EMC VNX
9 129 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
10 124 (2.42%) Computer Science
11 85 (1.66%) CLARiiON
12 72 (1.41%) Thin Client
12 72 (1.41%) Mainframe
12 72 (1.41%) Fat Client
12 72 (1.41%) HP StoreVirtual
13 66 (1.29%) FlexPod
14 58 (1.13%) Private Cloud
15 57 (1.11%) EMC VMAX
16 56 (1.09%) Hedge funds
17 48 (0.94%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3673 (71.81%) Windows
2 1748 (34.17%) Linux
3 1562 (30.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1274 (24.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 838 (16.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 709 (13.86%) UNIX
7 381 (7.45%) Solaris
8 368 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 329 (6.43%) Windows 7
10 224 (4.38%) Windows 8
11 182 (3.56%) CentOS
11 182 (3.56%) Windows XP
12 162 (3.17%) AIX
13 108 (2.11%) Mac OS X
14 92 (1.80%) Android
15 82 (1.60%) HPUX
16 80 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
17 71 (1.39%) Debian
18 60 (1.17%) Apple iOS
19 57 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1163 (22.74%) ITIL
2 555 (10.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 430 (8.41%) Project Management
4 352 (6.88%) Performance Tuning
5 325 (6.35%) Change Management
6 281 (5.49%) Load Balancing
7 274 (5.36%) Service Delivery
7 274 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 266 (5.20%) Business Continuity
9 260 (5.08%) Mentoring
10 253 (4.95%) Migration
11 236 (4.61%) Capacity Planning
12 211 (4.13%) High Availability
13 186 (3.64%) PRINCE2
14 185 (3.62%) Configuration Management
15 169 (3.30%) Change Control
16 163 (3.19%) Capacity Management
16 163 (3.19%) Service Management
17 155 (3.03%) Problem Management
18 134 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 956 (18.69%) SQL
2 411 (8.04%) PowerShell
3 220 (4.30%) Java
4 212 (4.14%) Perl
5 189 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 168 (3.28%) Python
7 126 (2.46%) C
8 122 (2.39%) Shell Script
9 113 (2.21%) JavaScript
10 99 (1.94%) Ruby
11 73 (1.43%) VBScript
12 44 (0.86%) PHP
13 30 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 28 (0.55%) T-SQL
15 27 (0.53%) VB
16 23 (0.45%) C#
17 22 (0.43%) AWK
18 12 (0.23%) sed
18 12 (0.23%) C++
19 10 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 834 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 654 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
3 617 (12.06%) MCSE
4 531 (10.38%) CCNA
5 525 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 400 (7.82%) Degree
7 287 (5.61%) Security Cleared
8 253 (4.95%) CCNP
9 249 (4.87%) MCSA
10 245 (4.79%) MCITP
11 186 (3.64%) MCP
12 145 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
13 140 (2.74%) SC Cleared
14 112 (2.19%) CCA
15 88 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
16 57 (1.11%) MCTS
17 56 (1.09%) DV Cleared
18 46 (0.90%) VCP5
19 40 (0.78%) CCEA
20 39 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (6.57%) SLA
2 92 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 90 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (0.66%) QA
5 22 (0.43%) COBIT
6 19 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 18 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.12%) FISMA
9 4 (0.078%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.020%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2197 (42.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2189 (42.80%) Active Directory
3 1104 (21.58%) Hyper-V
4 775 (15.15%) vSphere
5 466 (9.11%) XenApp
6 458 (8.95%) VMware ESX
7 336 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
8 261 (5.10%) NFS
9 186 (3.64%) XenDesktop
10 176 (3.44%) XenServer
11 150 (2.93%) Terminal Services
12 147 (2.87%) vCloud
13 146 (2.85%) SRDF
14 123 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
15 106 (2.07%) Xen
16 101 (1.97%) KVM
17 86 (1.68%) VMware Server
18 78 (1.52%) ISA Server
19 70 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
20 68 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 565 (11.05%) SCCM
2 361 (7.06%) SCOM
3 210 (4.11%) Backup Exec
4 182 (3.56%) Nagios
5 180 (3.52%) Puppet
6 164 (3.21%) NetBackup
7 144 (2.82%) WSUS
8 94 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 90 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
10 84 (1.64%) SCVMM
11 79 (1.54%) Tivoli
12 71 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 58 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
13 58 (1.13%) HP Data Protector
14 54 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
15 45 (0.88%) Cacti
16 43 (0.84%) Hyperic
17 41 (0.80%) vMotion
18 40 (0.78%) ARCserve
19 38 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3371 (65.90%) VMware
2 2239 (43.77%) Microsoft
3 1862 (36.40%) Cisco
4 1430 (27.96%) HP
5 1272 (24.87%) Citrix
6 1052 (20.57%) NetApp
7 852 (16.66%) EMC
8 724 (14.15%) Oracle
9 476 (9.31%) Red Hat
10 473 (9.25%) IBM
11 454 (8.88%) Dell
12 405 (7.92%) Symantec
13 284 (5.55%) Brocade
14 267 (5.22%) Veeam
15 261 (5.10%) Juniper
16 243 (4.75%) 3PAR
17 205 (4.01%) CheckPoint
18 172 (3.36%) Intel
19 171 (3.34%) CommVault
20 169 (3.30%) SolarWinds
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