Period
to 3 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 6 months to 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 310 288 298
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10 -45
Permanent jobs citing SAN 647 1,261 1,607
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.95% 1.12% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% 7.40% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 629 1,090 1,408
Median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

SAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,124 17,052 21,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.44% 15.12% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7,096 13,804 16,779
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in England

SAN
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SAN in England.

Salary trend for SAN in England

SAN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN in England over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for SAN in England

SAN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the England region over the 6 months to 3 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 189 £60,000 +7.14% 27
North of England +12 146 £42,500 +2.41% 32
South East +22 134 £55,000 +15.79% 27
Midlands -9 116 £40,000 -15.79% 20
North West +24 74 £45,000 +12.50% 20
East Midlands -1 57 £35,000 -26.32% 13
Yorkshire -8 56 £42,500 - 9
West Midlands 0 55 £40,000 -13.98% 7
South West -8 47 £39,000 -8.24% 15
North East +23 16 £77,500 +121.43% 3
East of England +51 12 £55,000 +37.50% 8
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, IT jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SAN.

1 497 (76.82%) VMware
2 423 (65.38%) Windows
3 381 (58.89%) Active Directory
4 360 (55.64%) Microsoft
5 327 (50.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 308 (47.60%) Windows Server
7 307 (47.45%) Azure
8 261 (40.34%) Microsoft 365
9 241 (37.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 228 (35.24%) Cisco
11 221 (34.16%) PowerShell
12 219 (33.85%) Firewall
13 192 (29.68%) DNS
14 189 (29.21%) Hyper-V
15 150 (23.18%) Dell
16 144 (22.26%) DHCP
17 142 (21.95%) Linux
18 141 (21.79%) Citrix
19 134 (20.71%) Data Centre
20 132 (20.40%) NAS
21 125 (19.32%) Veeam
22 123 (19.01%) WAN
23 118 (18.24%) ITIL
24 114 (17.62%) LAN
24 114 (17.62%) Windows Server 2012
25 113 (17.47%) SCCM
26 112 (17.31%) vSphere
27 109 (16.85%) SQL
28 107 (16.54%) AWS
29 103 (15.92%) EMC

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 82 (12.67%) MS Exchange
2 67 (10.36%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.32%) IIS
6 11 (1.70%) Apache
6 11 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.77%) SAS
7 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.31%) Confluence
10 2 (0.31%) nginx
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 51 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.39%) Workfront
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) BASE24
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 307 (47.45%) Azure
2 261 (40.34%) Microsoft 365
3 107 (16.54%) AWS
4 66 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 62 (9.58%) IaaS
6 54 (8.35%) PaaS
7 47 (7.26%) SaaS
8 16 (2.47%) G Suite
8 16 (2.47%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.24%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.08%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.08%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.46%) GCP
13 2 (0.31%) Cohesity
13 2 (0.31%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 219 (33.85%) Firewall
2 192 (29.68%) DNS
3 144 (22.26%) DHCP
4 132 (20.40%) NAS
5 123 (19.01%) WAN
6 114 (17.62%) LAN
7 75 (11.59%) TCP/IP
8 69 (10.66%) VPN
9 63 (9.74%) VoIP
10 46 (7.11%) VLAN
11 39 (6.03%) VSAN
12 37 (5.72%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (4.95%) Wireless
14 30 (4.64%) iSCSI
15 28 (4.33%) Fibre Channel
16 26 (4.02%) Internet
17 25 (3.86%) MPLS
17 25 (3.86%) Remote Desktop
18 24 (3.71%) Skype
19 22 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (2.01%) MySQL
4 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 6 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.77%) Big Data
6 5 (0.77%) Power BI
7 4 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.62%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.46%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.46%) HBase
8 3 (0.46%) Impala
8 3 (0.46%) ObjectStore
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2019
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.32%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.93%) JIRA
3 2 (0.31%) AutoIt
3 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.31%) GitLab
3 2 (0.31%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (0.15%) Maven
4 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (9.27%) Finance
2 30 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.94%) Public Sector
4 17 (2.63%) Automotive
5 16 (2.47%) Law
6 10 (1.55%) Banking
7 9 (1.39%) Legal
8 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.77%) Retail
9 4 (0.62%) Electronics
9 4 (0.62%) Military
9 4 (0.62%) Police
10 3 (0.46%) Advertising
10 3 (0.46%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.31%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (33.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (10.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 56 (8.66%) IT Engineer
4 51 (7.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 50 (7.73%) Analyst
6 48 (7.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 45 (6.96%) Administrator
8 43 (6.65%) Support Engineer
9 41 (6.34%) Systems Engineer
10 40 (6.18%) Azure Engineer
10 40 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
11 36 (5.56%) Architect
11 36 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 36 (5.56%) Technical Leader
12 31 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 29 (4.48%) Server Engineer
13 29 (4.48%) VMware Engineer
14 28 (4.33%) Consultant
15 27 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
16 26 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.17%) Web Services
2 22 (3.40%) LDAP
3 9 (1.39%) COM
4 6 (0.93%) 802.1X
4 6 (0.93%) Kafka
4 6 (0.93%) XMPP
5 4 (0.62%) JSON
5 4 (0.62%) LAMP
5 4 (0.62%) Velocity
5 4 (0.62%) WAMP
5 4 (0.62%) WSH
6 3 (0.46%) .NET
6 3 (0.46%) Flash
6 3 (0.46%) POSIX
7 2 (0.31%) Loki
7 2 (0.31%) XML
8 1 (0.15%) Middleware
8 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.15%) REST
8 1 (0.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 134 (20.71%) Data Centre
2 46 (7.11%) Replication
3 38 (5.87%) Public Cloud
4 33 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 31 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (4.64%) Clustering
7 23 (3.55%) Client/Server
8 19 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.78%) Life Science
10 17 (2.63%) Renewable Energy
11 14 (2.16%) Driving Licence
12 13 (2.01%) Fat Client
12 13 (2.01%) Thin Client
13 9 (1.39%) FMCG
13 9 (1.39%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.24%) Reinsurance
14 8 (1.24%) User Experience
15 7 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.93%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 423 (65.38%) Windows
2 308 (47.60%) Windows Server
3 142 (21.95%) Linux
4 114 (17.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 100 (15.46%) Windows Server 2016
6 71 (10.97%) Windows Server 2019
7 66 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (8.04%) Windows 10
9 46 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (4.64%) Unix
11 19 (2.94%) CentOS
12 17 (2.63%) Ubuntu
13 13 (2.01%) AIX
14 11 (1.70%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.55%) Android
15 10 (1.55%) Solaris
16 8 (1.24%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (37.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 118 (18.24%) ITIL
3 84 (12.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 73 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (7.73%) DevOps
6 48 (7.42%) High Availability
7 46 (7.11%) Configuration Management
8 44 (6.80%) Migration
9 42 (6.49%) Change Management
10 40 (6.18%) Project Management
11 38 (5.87%) Service Management
12 37 (5.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (4.95%) Server Management
14 30 (4.64%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 30 (4.64%) Virtual Environments
15 28 (4.33%) Problem Management
16 27 (4.17%) ITSM
17 26 (4.02%) Mentoring
17 26 (4.02%) Service Delivery
18 25 (3.86%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 221 (34.16%) PowerShell
2 109 (16.85%) SQL
3 19 (2.94%) Python
4 17 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 15 (2.32%) Shell Script
6 14 (2.16%) Perl
7 12 (1.85%) VB
8 11 (1.70%) VBScript
9 9 (1.39%) C
10 6 (0.93%) Java
11 4 (0.62%) AWK
12 3 (0.46%) C++
12 3 (0.46%) sed
13 2 (0.31%) C#
13 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.31%) Tcl
14 1 (0.15%) Korn
14 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 83 (12.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (8.19%) MCSE
4 52 (8.04%) Security Cleared
5 41 (6.34%) CCNA
6 39 (6.03%) SC Cleared
6 39 (6.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (5.87%) MCSA
8 34 (5.26%) CCNP
8 34 (5.26%) Degree
9 21 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (2.63%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.63%) MCITP
10 17 (2.63%) MCP
11 13 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.85%) CISM
12 12 (1.85%) CISSP
13 8 (1.24%) DBS Check
14 7 (1.08%) CCSA
14 7 (1.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.96%) SLA
2 27 (4.17%) GDPR
3 14 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.55%) NIST
5 9 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.31%) QA
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 381 (58.89%) Active Directory
2 327 (50.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (29.21%) Hyper-V
4 112 (17.31%) vSphere
5 59 (9.12%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (8.81%) XenApp
7 50 (7.73%) XenDesktop
8 41 (6.34%) Virtual Servers
9 33 (5.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 32 (4.95%) VMware NSX
11 25 (3.86%) vCloud
12 15 (2.32%) NFS
13 11 (1.70%) Terminal Server
13 11 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (1.55%) Terminal Services
15 8 (1.24%) Docker
15 8 (1.24%) KVM
15 8 (1.24%) Shibboleth
16 7 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 6 (0.93%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 113 (17.47%) SCCM
2 65 (10.05%) vCenter Server
3 50 (7.73%) vRealize
4 48 (7.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 44 (6.80%) Ansible
6 43 (6.65%) SCOM
7 31 (4.79%) SCVMM
8 27 (4.17%) NetBackup
9 25 (3.86%) Puppet
10 23 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
11 22 (3.40%) Kubernetes
12 21 (3.25%) Nagios
13 15 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (2.32%) WSUS
14 14 (2.16%) Backup Exec
14 14 (2.16%) HAProxy
14 14 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 497 (76.82%) VMware
2 360 (55.64%) Microsoft
3 228 (35.24%) Cisco
4 150 (23.18%) Dell
5 141 (21.79%) Citrix
6 125 (19.32%) Veeam
7 103 (15.92%) EMC
8 101 (15.61%) HP
9 83 (12.83%) NetApp
10 70 (10.82%) Red Hat
11 53 (8.19%) IBM
12 49 (7.57%) SolarWinds
13 36 (5.56%) Avaya
13 36 (5.56%) Fortinet
13 36 (5.56%) Oracle
13 36 (5.56%) SonicWALL
14 33 (5.10%) F5
15 32 (4.95%) Juniper
16 30 (4.64%) Sophos
17 28 (4.33%) McAfee