Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 209 178
Rank change year-on-year -50 -31 -35
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2,005 2,815 3,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.70% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.55% 10.61% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,632 2,457 3,187
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £29,500 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,575 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% -1.11% -

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 23,455 26,525 30,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.01% 16.01% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 18,747 21,656 25,356
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in England

SAN
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAN in England.

Salary trend for SAN in England

SAN
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -47 787 £55,000 +4.76% 85
North of England -16 405 £40,000 +2.56% 61
South East -63 313 £45,000 +5.88% 41
North West +6 225 £39,000 +2.63% 33
Midlands -22 216 £40,000 - 27
East of England -24 183 £46,056 +7.11% 14
Yorkshire -30 169 £40,000 - 24
West Midlands -12 118 £40,000 +3.90% 15
South West -24 106 £37,500 -6.25% 20
East Midlands -6 98 £40,000 -5.88% 12
North East -32 11 £47,500 +35.71% 4
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 1,437 (71.67%) VMware
2 1,415 (70.57%) Windows
3 1,127 (56.21%) Active Directory
4 971 (48.43%) Windows Server
5 953 (47.53%) Microsoft
6 893 (44.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 659 (32.87%) Firewall
8 634 (31.62%) Cisco
9 575 (28.68%) Linux
10 566 (28.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 561 (27.98%) Office 365
12 550 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 514 (25.64%) Citrix
14 507 (25.29%) ITIL
15 491 (24.49%) MS Exchange
16 467 (23.29%) Hyper-V
17 457 (22.79%) DNS
17 457 (22.79%) SQL Server
18 443 (22.09%) WAN
19 430 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
20 429 (21.40%) NAS
21 419 (20.90%) SQL
22 413 (20.60%) LAN
23 391 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
24 381 (19.00%) HP
25 370 (18.45%) PowerShell
26 357 (17.81%) Finance
27 353 (17.61%) DHCP
28 338 (16.86%) TCP/IP
29 324 (16.16%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 491 (24.49%) MS Exchange
2 175 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 155 (7.73%) SharePoint
4 134 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 114 (5.69%) Skype for Business
6 112 (5.59%) IIS
7 74 (3.69%) Apache
8 67 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 45 (2.24%) JBoss
10 43 (2.14%) WebSphere
11 39 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
12 38 (1.90%) WebLogic
13 36 (1.80%) Tomcat
14 34 (1.70%) Confluence
15 32 (1.60%) OpenStack
16 29 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 21 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 16 (0.80%) nginx
19 14 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
20 13 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 211 (10.52%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.100%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.100%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.050%) InDesign
6 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.050%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.45%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.050%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 561 (27.98%) Office 365
2 550 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 314 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
4 105 (5.24%) IaaS
5 88 (4.39%) SaaS
6 53 (2.64%) PaaS
7 45 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 45 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (2.19%) Mimecast
9 40 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 28 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.70%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.60%) G Suite
13 12 (0.60%) GitHub
13 12 (0.60%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
14 10 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 659 (32.87%) Firewall
2 457 (22.79%) DNS
3 443 (22.09%) WAN
4 429 (21.40%) NAS
5 413 (20.60%) LAN
6 353 (17.61%) DHCP
7 338 (16.86%) TCP/IP
8 216 (10.77%) VPN
9 138 (6.88%) iSCSI
10 134 (6.68%) Fibre Channel
11 121 (6.03%) VLAN
12 119 (5.94%) Network Security
13 111 (5.54%) Wireless
14 106 (5.29%) Cisco ASA
15 103 (5.14%) Remote Desktop
16 92 (4.59%) VoIP
17 77 (3.84%) WLAN
18 74 (3.69%) Internet
19 66 (3.29%) IPsec
19 66 (3.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 111 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 101 (5.04%) MySQL
4 67 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 63 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 63 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
6 54 (2.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 52 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 38 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 37 (1.85%) RDBMS
10 36 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 34 (1.70%) Big Data
12 32 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
13 29 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (0.95%) NoSQL
17 15 (0.75%) Hadoop
18 12 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 11 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 56 (2.79%) JIRA
2 31 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 30 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.65%) Subversion
5 10 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.30%) AutoIt
6 6 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.15%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.15%) GitLab
8 3 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.100%) Ant
9 2 (0.100%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.100%) Gatling
9 2 (0.100%) Maven
9 2 (0.100%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.100%) Selenium
9 2 (0.100%) TeamCity
General
1 357 (17.81%) Finance
2 114 (5.69%) Retail
3 96 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 62 (3.09%) Banking
5 58 (2.89%) Law
5 58 (2.89%) Marketing
6 51 (2.54%) Legal
7 29 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.40%) Advertising
9 18 (0.90%) Back Office
10 16 (0.80%) Billing
10 16 (0.80%) French Language
10 16 (0.80%) German Language
11 12 (0.60%) Games
12 10 (0.50%) Swedish Language
13 9 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.40%) Electronics
15 7 (0.35%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.35%) Publishing
16 6 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 440 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 213 (10.62%) Support Engineer
3 201 (10.02%) Analyst
4 186 (9.28%) Administrator
5 160 (7.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 149 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
7 146 (7.28%) Consultant
8 140 (6.98%) IT Engineer
9 129 (6.43%) Infrastructure Support
10 124 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
11 115 (5.74%) Systems Engineer
12 109 (5.44%) Architect
13 105 (5.24%) VMware Engineer
14 100 (4.99%) Windows Engineer
15 95 (4.74%) IT Support
16 91 (4.54%) Network Engineer
17 86 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 85 (4.24%) DBA
19 82 (4.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
20 81 (4.04%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (4.04%) Web Services
2 49 (2.44%) .NET
3 45 (2.24%) LDAP
4 37 (1.85%) Flash
5 29 (1.45%) LAMP
6 25 (1.25%) Middleware
7 16 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (0.70%) XML
9 13 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (0.65%) EJB
9 13 (0.65%) EJB 3.0
9 13 (0.65%) HornetQ
9 13 (0.65%) J2EE
9 13 (0.65%) Java EE
9 13 (0.65%) Java SE
9 13 (0.65%) JMS
9 13 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
10 12 (0.60%) JSON
11 9 (0.45%) REST
12 8 (0.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 323 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 157 (7.83%) Clustering
3 152 (7.58%) Replication
4 130 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 119 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (4.04%) Management Information System
7 73 (3.64%) Public Cloud
8 68 (3.39%) Computer Science
9 62 (3.09%) Enterprise Storage
10 53 (2.64%) EMC VNX
11 42 (2.09%) Private Cloud
12 41 (2.04%) Driving Licence
13 35 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
14 34 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
15 32 (1.60%) HP StoreVirtual
16 30 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
18 25 (1.25%) Fat Client
18 25 (1.25%) Thin Client
19 24 (1.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,415 (70.57%) Windows
2 971 (48.43%) Windows Server
3 575 (28.68%) Linux
4 430 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 391 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 163 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 162 (8.08%) Windows 10
8 153 (7.63%) Unix
9 113 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 107 (5.34%) Windows 7
11 57 (2.84%) CentOS
12 51 (2.54%) Windows 8
13 47 (2.34%) Windows XP
14 43 (2.14%) Solaris
15 29 (1.45%) AIX
15 29 (1.45%) Ubuntu
16 28 (1.40%) Mac OS X
17 26 (1.30%) Debian
17 26 (1.30%) HPUX
18 19 (0.95%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (28.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 507 (25.29%) ITIL
3 260 (12.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 241 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
5 227 (11.32%) Migration
6 202 (10.07%) Project Management
7 122 (6.08%) High Availability
8 115 (5.74%) Service Delivery
9 112 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
10 107 (5.34%) Capacity Planning
10 107 (5.34%) DevOps
11 103 (5.14%) Service Management
12 99 (4.94%) Change Management
12 99 (4.94%) Presales
13 98 (4.89%) Change Control
13 98 (4.89%) Storage Management
14 95 (4.74%) Business Continuity
15 89 (4.44%) Patch Management
15 89 (4.44%) PRINCE2
16 88 (4.39%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 419 (20.90%) SQL
2 370 (18.45%) PowerShell
3 109 (5.44%) Bash Shell
4 98 (4.89%) Python
5 76 (3.79%) Perl
6 68 (3.39%) Java
7 64 (3.19%) Shell Script
8 35 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 31 (1.55%) VBScript
10 24 (1.20%) Ruby
11 21 (1.05%) C
12 20 (1.00%) PHP
13 18 (0.90%) VB
14 15 (0.75%) AWK
15 13 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.60%) C#
17 9 (0.45%) Korn
18 8 (0.40%) C++
19 5 (0.25%) Bourne shell
20 2 (0.100%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 324 (16.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 251 (12.52%) MCSE
3 213 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
4 180 (8.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 165 (8.23%) Degree
6 156 (7.78%) CCNA
7 125 (6.23%) MCSA
8 111 (5.54%) CCNP
9 73 (3.64%) MCITP
10 63 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
11 49 (2.44%) MCP
12 47 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
13 34 (1.70%) Security Cleared
14 33 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
15 27 (1.35%) SC Cleared
16 25 (1.25%) CCDP
16 25 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
17 22 (1.10%) CCA
18 19 (0.95%) AWS Certification
19 18 (0.90%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (6.48%) SLA
2 74 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.50%) COBIT
5 28 (1.40%) GDPR
6 25 (1.25%) PMO
7 15 (0.75%) QA
8 12 (0.60%) ISO 14001
9 8 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.30%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.100%) COSHH
13 2 (0.100%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,127 (56.21%) Active Directory
2 893 (44.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 467 (23.29%) Hyper-V
4 278 (13.87%) vSphere
5 237 (11.82%) VMware ESXi
6 173 (8.63%) XenApp
7 110 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
8 95 (4.74%) XenDesktop
9 94 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
10 70 (3.49%) Terminal Services
11 57 (2.84%) Firmware
12 33 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
13 30 (1.50%) VMware NSX
14 29 (1.45%) Docker
15 27 (1.35%) XenServer
16 25 (1.25%) NFS
17 21 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
18 19 (0.95%) Terminal Server
19 17 (0.85%) DFS Replication
20 16 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 258 (12.87%) SCCM
2 156 (7.78%) Puppet
3 104 (5.19%) SCOM
4 96 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (3.84%) Ansible
6 75 (3.74%) vCenter Server
7 66 (3.29%) Backup Exec
8 55 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
8 55 (2.74%) WSUS
9 53 (2.64%) Nagios
9 53 (2.64%) NetBackup
10 44 (2.19%) Terraform
11 38 (1.90%) vRealize
12 33 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
13 31 (1.55%) SCVMM
14 26 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
15 24 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
15 24 (1.20%) Data Guard
16 21 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
16 21 (1.05%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,437 (71.67%) VMware
2 953 (47.53%) Microsoft
3 634 (31.62%) Cisco
4 514 (25.64%) Citrix
5 381 (19.00%) HP
6 284 (14.16%) NetApp
7 279 (13.92%) EMC
8 210 (10.47%) Red Hat
9 191 (9.53%) Veeam
10 158 (7.88%) Dell
11 154 (7.68%) Oracle
12 109 (5.44%) SolarWinds
13 105 (5.24%) IBM
14 91 (4.54%) Brocade
15 87 (4.34%) CommVault
16 79 (3.94%) 3PAR
16 79 (3.94%) Google
17 77 (3.84%) CheckPoint
18 75 (3.74%) Symantec
19 70 (3.49%) Juniper