Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 262 295 276
Rank change year-on-year +33 -19 -60
Permanent jobs citing SAN 547 1,427 1,871
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.21% 1.14% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.87% 7.25% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 506 1,251 1,593
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,356
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.76% +5.00%

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 6,948 19,683 22,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.36% 15.66% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5,589 15,320 18,213
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.70% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,500 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.78% -3.16% +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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 +51 183 £65,000 +17.12% 30
South East +62 113 £42,500 -5.56% 15
North of England +72 112 £41,000 +2.50% 27
Midlands +49 96 £37,500 -6.25% 24
North West +76 73 £42,500 +6.25% 17
West Midlands +62 71 £34,500 -13.75% 15
Yorkshire +50 31 £27,500 -26.67% 9
East Midlands +29 25 £40,000 -5.88% 8
South West +52 23 £47,500 +11.76% 10
East of England +90 16 £52,500 +16.67% 6
North East +20 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 366 (66.91%) Windows
2 352 (64.35%) VMware
3 326 (59.60%) Microsoft
4 295 (53.93%) Active Directory
5 235 (42.96%) Windows Server
6 228 (41.68%) Azure
7 203 (37.11%) Office 365
8 200 (36.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 188 (34.37%) Cisco
10 172 (31.44%) DNS
11 168 (30.71%) Firewall
12 167 (30.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 161 (29.43%) DHCP
14 160 (29.25%) PowerShell
15 147 (26.87%) ITIL
16 146 (26.69%) Data Centre
17 139 (25.41%) Citrix
18 133 (24.31%) WAN
18 133 (24.31%) LAN
19 127 (23.22%) Hyper-V
20 116 (21.21%) Linux
21 114 (20.84%) Microsoft Certification
22 108 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
23 102 (18.65%) TCP/IP
24 96 (17.55%) AWS
25 90 (16.45%) EMC
26 89 (16.27%) Dell
27 83 (15.17%) Windows Server 2016
28 82 (14.99%) HP
29 78 (14.26%) vSphere

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 59 (10.79%) MS Exchange
2 31 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.66%) Skype for Business
4 19 (3.47%) IIS
5 8 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.91%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.73%) Apache
7 4 (0.73%) CloudStack
7 4 (0.73%) Confluence
7 4 (0.73%) SAS
8 3 (0.55%) nginx
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Workfront
2 1 (0.18%) BASE24
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 228 (41.68%) Azure
2 203 (37.11%) Office 365
3 96 (17.55%) AWS
4 35 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (4.75%) IaaS
6 25 (4.57%) SaaS
7 22 (4.02%) PaaS
8 13 (2.38%) Amazon ECS
9 12 (2.19%) Mimecast
10 8 (1.46%) GCP
11 6 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.10%) G Suite
12 4 (0.73%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.37%) AWS CodeBuild
14 2 (0.37%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 172 (31.44%) DNS
2 168 (30.71%) Firewall
3 161 (29.43%) DHCP
4 133 (24.31%) LAN
4 133 (24.31%) WAN
5 102 (18.65%) TCP/IP
6 75 (13.71%) Fibre Channel
7 68 (12.43%) iSCSI
8 64 (11.70%) NAS
9 57 (10.42%) VPN
10 36 (6.58%) VoIP
11 32 (5.85%) NetScaler
12 31 (5.67%) VLAN
13 29 (5.30%) Wireless
14 23 (4.20%) Network Security
15 22 (4.02%) Internet
16 20 (3.66%) MPLS
17 19 (3.47%) VSAN
18 18 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
19 17 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (2.38%) MySQL
3 12 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.01%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.37%) Redis
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2019
10 2 (0.37%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.46%) JIRA
4 5 (0.91%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.55%) GitLab
5 3 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.37%) Maven
6 2 (0.37%) Subversion
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (11.33%) Finance
2 16 (2.93%) Banking
3 9 (1.65%) Military
4 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.73%) Front Office
6 4 (0.73%) Police
6 4 (0.73%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.55%) Back Office
7 3 (0.55%) French Language
7 3 (0.55%) Law
7 3 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Games
8 1 (0.18%) German Language
8 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Local Government
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (27.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (10.24%) Analyst
3 46 (8.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 44 (8.04%) Support Engineer
5 43 (7.86%) IT Engineer
6 38 (6.95%) Consultant
6 38 (6.95%) Network Engineer
7 37 (6.76%) Azure Engineer
8 34 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 34 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
9 31 (5.67%) Administrator
10 30 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (5.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 27 (4.94%) Cloud Engineer
12 27 (4.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (4.75%) Systems Administrator
14 24 (4.39%) Server Engineer
15 21 (3.84%) Automation Engineer
15 21 (3.84%) IT Manager
16 20 (3.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.56%) LDAP
2 11 (2.01%) Web Services
3 9 (1.65%) XMPP
4 7 (1.28%) Flash
5 6 (1.10%) WSH
6 5 (0.91%) LAMP
7 3 (0.55%) COM
7 3 (0.55%) POSIX
7 3 (0.55%) YAML
8 2 (0.37%) .NET
8 2 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.37%) JSON
8 2 (0.37%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.37%) XML
9 1 (0.18%) ADSI
9 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.18%) Kafka
9 1 (0.18%) Middleware
9 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.18%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 146 (26.69%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.78%) Replication
3 46 (8.41%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (6.22%) Management Information System
5 32 (5.85%) Clustering
6 23 (4.20%) Client/Server
7 19 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (3.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 19 (3.47%) Public Cloud
8 17 (3.11%) Driving Licence
9 16 (2.93%) Reinsurance
10 10 (1.83%) User Experience
11 7 (1.28%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.28%) PKI
11 7 (1.28%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.10%) Life Science
13 5 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.37%) HP Storage
14 2 (0.37%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 366 (66.91%) Windows
2 235 (42.96%) Windows Server
3 116 (21.21%) Linux
4 108 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (15.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 74 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (8.78%) Windows 10
8 35 (6.40%) Windows 7
9 33 (6.03%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.84%) Unix
12 16 (2.93%) Windows 8
13 13 (2.38%) Solaris
14 9 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.46%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.28%) AIX
16 7 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.10%) CentOS
17 6 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (30.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 147 (26.87%) ITIL
3 65 (11.88%) Change Management
4 59 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (10.05%) Migration
6 49 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 49 (8.96%) Project Management
7 47 (8.59%) DevOps
8 42 (7.68%) Business Continuity
9 32 (5.85%) Service Delivery
10 30 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (5.30%) Information Security
11 29 (5.30%) ITSM
12 28 (5.12%) High Availability
13 25 (4.57%) Problem Management
14 24 (4.39%) Presales
15 23 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
16 22 (4.02%) Patch Management
17 20 (3.66%) Change Control
18 19 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 160 (29.25%) PowerShell
2 72 (13.16%) SQL
3 36 (6.58%) Python
4 24 (4.39%) Shell Script
5 22 (4.02%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.83%) VBScript
7 6 (1.10%) VB
8 3 (0.55%) C#
8 3 (0.55%) C++
8 3 (0.55%) Java
8 3 (0.55%) Perl
9 2 (0.37%) C
9 2 (0.37%) Go
9 2 (0.37%) Korn
10 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (20.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (12.07%) MCSA
3 59 (10.79%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (10.79%) MCSE
4 51 (9.32%) CCNA
5 48 (8.78%) Degree
6 43 (7.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 33 (6.03%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (6.03%) Server+ Certification
8 30 (5.48%) Security Cleared
9 20 (3.66%) SC Cleared
10 19 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (2.93%) MCITP
12 12 (2.19%) CCSA
13 11 (2.01%) CCNP
13 11 (2.01%) MCP
14 10 (1.83%) DV Cleared
15 9 (1.65%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (1.28%) CCA
16 7 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.95%) SLA
2 20 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.19%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.83%) GDPR
5 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.37%) NCSC
System Software
1 295 (53.93%) Active Directory
2 200 (36.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (23.22%) Hyper-V
4 78 (14.26%) vSphere
5 31 (5.67%) XenApp
6 29 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (2.74%) VMware NSX
10 13 (2.38%) vCloud
11 12 (2.19%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.83%) Docker
12 10 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (1.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (1.28%) NFS
15 6 (1.10%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.91%) KVM
17 3 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 76 (13.89%) SCCM
2 44 (8.04%) Ansible
3 36 (6.58%) vCenter Server
4 31 (5.67%) NetBackup
5 25 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 21 (3.84%) WSUS
7 20 (3.66%) Terraform
7 20 (3.66%) vRealize
8 18 (3.29%) SCOM
9 16 (2.93%) Puppet
10 15 (2.74%) Backup Exec
11 14 (2.56%) PowerCLI
12 13 (2.38%) Grafana
13 10 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (1.46%) FortiGate
14 8 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (1.28%) Kubernetes
15 7 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 352 (64.35%) VMware
2 326 (59.60%) Microsoft
3 188 (34.37%) Cisco
4 139 (25.41%) Citrix
5 90 (16.45%) EMC
6 89 (16.27%) Dell
7 82 (14.99%) HP
8 71 (12.98%) NetApp
9 60 (10.97%) Veeam
10 51 (9.32%) CheckPoint
11 48 (8.78%) Brocade
12 35 (6.40%) Red Hat
13 34 (6.22%) SolarWinds
14 31 (5.67%) Isilon
14 31 (5.67%) Meraki
15 28 (5.12%) F5
16 27 (4.94%) IBM
17 26 (4.75%) Fortinet
18 25 (4.57%) Hitachi
19 20 (3.66%) Oracle