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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 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 512 349 291
Rank change year-on-year -163 -58 +6
Permanent jobs citing SAN 825 718 936
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.90% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.56% 6.87% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 672 596 754
10th Percentile £32,825 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,508 £39,031
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% -5.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £48,500 £46,875 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.47% -6.25% +11.73%

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 18,108 10,458 13,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 13.05% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10,365 7,860 10,572
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,863 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -192 269 £55,000 -4.35% 37
North of England -59 212 £42,500 -5.56% 34
South East -99 140 £45,000 -2.70% 14
North West -57 109 £45,000 - 18
Midlands -84 92 £47,000 +10.59% 15
Yorkshire -20 85 £42,500 - 14
West Midlands -50 63 £45,000 +2.86% 8
South West -27 59 £45,000 +15.38% 11
East of England -42 58 £47,500 -2.06% 8
East Midlands -53 29 £50,000 +36.52% 7
North East -24 18 £35,000 -48.15% 2
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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.

1 565 (68.48%) VMware
2 528 (64.00%) Windows
3 460 (55.76%) Microsoft
4 439 (53.21%) Active Directory
5 405 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 378 (45.82%) Azure
7 368 (44.61%) Windows Server
8 365 (44.24%) Microsoft 365
9 312 (37.82%) Firewall
10 292 (35.39%) DNS
11 273 (33.09%) Cisco
12 271 (32.85%) Linux
13 270 (32.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 250 (30.30%) DHCP
15 228 (27.64%) WAN
16 208 (25.21%) PowerShell
17 202 (24.48%) ITIL
18 198 (24.00%) NAS
18 198 (24.00%) Veeam
19 195 (23.64%) Hyper-V
20 194 (23.52%) Social Skills
21 188 (22.79%) Data Centre
22 185 (22.42%) LAN
23 168 (20.36%) SQL Server
24 163 (19.76%) SCCM
25 158 (19.15%) Citrix
26 154 (18.67%) AWS
27 153 (18.55%) HP
27 153 (18.55%) SQL
28 137 (16.61%) Windows Server 2019

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
1 133 (16.12%) MS Exchange
2 74 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 66 (8.00%) IIS
4 15 (1.82%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.70%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.58%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.45%) Apache
8 11 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.61%) Confluence
10 5 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.24%) SAS
14 1 (0.12%) iPlanet
14 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 86 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.48%) BambooHR
2 4 (0.48%) Workfront
3 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 378 (45.82%) Azure
2 365 (44.24%) Microsoft 365
3 154 (18.67%) AWS
4 111 (13.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 63 (7.64%) IaaS
6 55 (6.67%) SaaS
7 52 (6.30%) PaaS
8 21 (2.55%) Mimecast
9 17 (2.06%) OpenShift
10 16 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.94%) OneDrive
11 14 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (1.70%) Rubrik
12 12 (1.45%) GCP
12 12 (1.45%) Power Platform
13 9 (1.09%) Nutanix
14 8 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.97%) Cohesity
14 8 (0.97%) Serverless
15 7 (0.85%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 312 (37.82%) Firewall
2 292 (35.39%) DNS
3 250 (30.30%) DHCP
4 228 (27.64%) WAN
5 198 (24.00%) NAS
6 185 (22.42%) LAN
7 126 (15.27%) VPN
8 110 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 79 (9.58%) VLAN
10 77 (9.33%) Wireless
11 67 (8.12%) Fibre Channel
12 64 (7.76%) VoIP
13 52 (6.30%) MPLS
14 51 (6.18%) iSCSI
15 50 (6.06%) Internet
15 50 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
16 48 (5.82%) SNMP
17 46 (5.58%) BGP
18 44 (5.33%) OSPF
19 42 (5.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (20.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 21 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.42%) RDBMS
5 19 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
5 19 (2.30%) MySQL
6 14 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.85%) Power BI
9 6 (0.73%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.48%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.48%) Redis
10 4 (0.48%) Riak
11 3 (0.36%) GIS
11 3 (0.36%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (1.82%) GitLab
2 14 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
3 13 (1.58%) TeamCity
4 9 (1.09%) JIRA
5 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.48%) Subversion
6 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) Storybook
General
1 194 (23.52%) Social Skills
2 125 (15.15%) Finance
3 84 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (7.03%) Organisational Skills
5 48 (5.82%) Telecoms
6 33 (4.00%) Public Sector
7 30 (3.64%) Presentation Skills
8 25 (3.03%) Law
9 23 (2.79%) Documentation Skills
9 23 (2.79%) Retail
10 21 (2.55%) Games
11 20 (2.42%) Legal
12 18 (2.18%) Back Office
13 16 (1.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 15 (1.82%) Manufacturing
15 14 (1.70%) Local Government
16 13 (1.58%) Advertising
17 12 (1.45%) Military
18 11 (1.33%) Banking
19 10 (1.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 246 (29.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 102 (12.36%) IT Engineer
3 70 (8.48%) Analyst
4 66 (8.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 65 (7.88%) Administrator
5 65 (7.88%) Support Engineer
6 63 (7.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 60 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
8 46 (5.58%) IT Support
9 45 (5.45%) Architect
9 45 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 43 (5.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (4.97%) Systems Engineer
12 38 (4.61%) Network Engineer
13 37 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
13 37 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 33 (4.00%) Support Analyst
15 32 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
15 32 (3.88%) IT Manager
16 31 (3.76%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.79%) LDAP
2 20 (2.42%) Middleware
3 16 (1.94%) Web Services
4 10 (1.21%) SAML
5 8 (0.97%) Flash
5 8 (0.97%) LAMP
6 6 (0.73%) JSON
7 5 (0.61%) ARM Templates
7 5 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.61%) XML
7 5 (0.61%) XMPP
8 4 (0.48%) COM
8 4 (0.48%) FHIR
8 4 (0.48%) Java RMI
8 4 (0.48%) SOAP
9 3 (0.36%) .NET
10 2 (0.24%) Flutter
10 2 (0.24%) HTML
10 2 (0.24%) React
10 2 (0.24%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 188 (22.79%) Data Centre
2 79 (9.58%) Clustering
3 64 (7.76%) Management Information System
4 57 (6.91%) Replication
5 35 (4.24%) EMC VNX
5 35 (4.24%) Virtual Team
6 33 (4.00%) PKI
7 26 (3.15%) Driving Licence
7 26 (3.15%) NHS
8 24 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (2.79%) Private Cloud
9 23 (2.79%) Public Cloud
10 17 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
11 13 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.33%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.33%) Thin Client
13 10 (1.21%) IVR
13 10 (1.21%) User Experience
14 9 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 528 (64.00%) Windows
2 368 (44.61%) Windows Server
3 271 (32.85%) Linux
4 137 (16.61%) Windows Server 2019
5 120 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (14.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 92 (11.15%) Windows 10
7 76 (9.21%) Unix
8 67 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (5.58%) CentOS
11 22 (2.67%) Ubuntu
12 18 (2.18%) Solaris
12 18 (2.18%) Windows 7
13 17 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
14 15 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (1.58%) AIX
15 13 (1.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 10 (1.21%) SUSE
17 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (32.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 202 (24.48%) ITIL
3 132 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
4 120 (14.55%) Project Management
5 113 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 92 (11.15%) Mentoring
7 87 (10.55%) Load Balancing
8 79 (9.58%) Change Management
9 66 (8.00%) DevOps
10 64 (7.76%) Business Continuity
10 64 (7.76%) Change Control
11 63 (7.64%) Project Delivery
12 62 (7.52%) Computer Science
12 62 (7.52%) Service Delivery
13 60 (7.27%) Migration
14 59 (7.15%) Kalman Filter
15 46 (5.58%) Server Management
16 43 (5.21%) Service Management
16 43 (5.21%) Web Filtering
17 42 (5.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 208 (25.21%) PowerShell
2 153 (18.55%) SQL
3 73 (8.85%) Python
4 52 (6.30%) Bash
5 38 (4.61%) Shell Script
6 22 (2.67%) Perl
7 18 (2.18%) Java
8 13 (1.58%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.45%) AWK
10 11 (1.33%) Bourne shell
10 11 (1.33%) Korn
11 9 (1.09%) Go
12 7 (0.85%) C#
13 6 (0.73%) C
13 6 (0.73%) PHP
13 6 (0.73%) Ruby
13 6 (0.73%) VBScript
14 5 (0.61%) VB
15 3 (0.36%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
1 125 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (12.36%) Degree
3 99 (12.00%) CCNA
3 99 (12.00%) MCSE
4 51 (6.18%) CCNP
5 38 (4.61%) Security Cleared
6 36 (4.36%) MCSA
6 36 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (3.15%) CCIE
8 20 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (2.30%) SC Cleared
10 18 (2.18%) MCITP
11 17 (2.06%) CCIE Service Provider
12 13 (1.58%) HP APS
13 11 (1.33%) CCA
13 11 (1.33%) JNCIA
13 11 (1.33%) OCA
13 11 (1.33%) OCP
13 11 (1.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (11.27%) SLA
2 31 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.91%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.94%) GDPR
5 13 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.61%) PMO
7 4 (0.48%) HL7
7 4 (0.48%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.48%) NCSC
8 2 (0.24%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.24%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) QA
8 2 (0.24%) SOC 2
System Software
1 439 (53.21%) Active Directory
2 405 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (23.64%) Hyper-V
4 132 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
5 107 (12.97%) vSphere
6 55 (6.67%) XenApp
7 45 (5.45%) Virtual Servers
8 35 (4.24%) Docker
9 34 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (2.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 19 (2.30%) Firmware
12 18 (2.18%) Terminal Services
13 16 (1.94%) XenDesktop
14 13 (1.58%) VMware NSX
15 12 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 11 (1.33%) NFS
17 10 (1.21%) BitLocker
18 9 (1.09%) Postfix
19 8 (0.97%) Dovecot
19 8 (0.97%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 163 (19.76%) SCCM
2 110 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 77 (9.33%) vCenter Server
4 65 (7.88%) SCOM
5 62 (7.52%) Ansible
6 58 (7.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 56 (6.79%) WSUS
8 51 (6.18%) Terraform
9 45 (5.45%) Kubernetes
10 43 (5.21%) NetBackup
11 38 (4.61%) SolarWinds Orion
12 33 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
13 32 (3.88%) Single Sign-On
14 29 (3.52%) Backup Exec
15 27 (3.27%) Nagios
16 21 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
17 20 (2.42%) ZABBIX
18 19 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
19 17 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 16 (1.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 565 (68.48%) VMware
2 460 (55.76%) Microsoft
3 273 (33.09%) Cisco
4 198 (24.00%) Veeam
5 158 (19.15%) Citrix
6 153 (18.55%) HP
7 114 (13.82%) EMC
8 87 (10.55%) Dell
8 87 (10.55%) Red Hat
9 85 (10.30%) NetApp
10 84 (10.18%) Oracle
11 81 (9.82%) SolarWinds
12 63 (7.64%) Juniper
13 61 (7.39%) 3PAR
14 56 (6.79%) F5
15 55 (6.67%) Sophos
16 51 (6.18%) IBM
17 47 (5.70%) Brocade
18 46 (5.58%) Palo Alto
19 40 (4.85%) Meraki