Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 219 185
Rank change year-on-year -57 -34 -25
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,873 2,738 3,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.62% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.17% 10.30% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,508 2,389 3,002
England median annual salary £46,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.37% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £29,375
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -

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 22,915 26,580 30,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.05% 15.68% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 18,183 21,722 24,977
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -41 743 £55,000 +4.76% 77
North of England -32 389 £39,000 +2.63% 62
South East -64 288 £43,500 -3.33% 46
North West -1 224 £36,000 -6.49% 29
Midlands -20 208 £40,000 - 30
East of England -42 149 £45,000 - 19
Yorkshire -39 148 £40,000 +5.26% 29
East Midlands +15 104 £40,000 - 16
West Midlands -34 104 £40,000 +3.90% 14
South West -38 97 £37,500 -6.25% 29
North East -27 17 £35,000 +7.69% 4
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,334 (71.22%) VMware
2 1,322 (70.58%) Windows
3 1,055 (56.33%) Active Directory
4 942 (50.29%) Windows Server
5 926 (49.44%) Microsoft
6 873 (46.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 622 (33.21%) Cisco
8 611 (32.62%) Firewall
9 581 (31.02%) Office 365
10 558 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 514 (27.44%) Citrix
12 491 (26.21%) Linux
13 485 (25.89%) ITIL
14 479 (25.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 464 (24.77%) MS Exchange
16 459 (24.51%) Hyper-V
17 441 (23.55%) DNS
18 430 (22.96%) WAN
19 419 (22.37%) LAN
20 408 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
21 406 (21.68%) SQL Server
22 402 (21.46%) Windows Server 2008
23 398 (21.25%) SQL
24 369 (19.70%) NAS
25 362 (19.33%) DHCP
26 347 (18.53%) PowerShell
27 336 (17.94%) HP
28 319 (17.03%) TCP/IP
29 304 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
30 295 (15.75%) Finance

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
1 464 (24.77%) MS Exchange
2 171 (9.13%) SharePoint
3 147 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 126 (6.73%) Skype for Business
5 119 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 111 (5.93%) IIS
7 65 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 58 (3.10%) Apache
9 32 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 31 (1.66%) Confluence
11 29 (1.55%) OpenStack
11 29 (1.55%) Tomcat
12 26 (1.39%) JBoss
13 25 (1.33%) WebSphere
14 23 (1.23%) WebLogic
15 21 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (1.07%) CMS
17 15 (0.80%) GlassFish
17 15 (0.80%) MQSeries
18 14 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 224 (11.96%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.32%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.053%) assyst
5 1 (0.053%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 581 (31.02%) Office 365
2 558 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 304 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
4 107 (5.71%) IaaS
5 83 (4.43%) SaaS
6 64 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 54 (2.88%) PaaS
8 49 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 40 (2.14%) Mimecast
10 32 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (0.96%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.53%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.48%) G Suite
16 8 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.37%) Amazon Glacier
17 7 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 611 (32.62%) Firewall
2 441 (23.55%) DNS
3 430 (22.96%) WAN
4 419 (22.37%) LAN
5 369 (19.70%) NAS
6 362 (19.33%) DHCP
7 319 (17.03%) TCP/IP
8 220 (11.75%) VPN
9 166 (8.86%) iSCSI
10 153 (8.17%) Fibre Channel
11 145 (7.74%) VLAN
12 129 (6.89%) Wireless
13 108 (5.77%) VoIP
14 106 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
15 99 (5.29%) Network Security
16 93 (4.97%) Remote Desktop
17 71 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 69 (3.68%) Skype
19 67 (3.58%) NetScaler
20 66 (3.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (21.68%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (3.20%) MySQL
5 56 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 54 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 52 (2.78%) Oracle Database
8 48 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
10 36 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (1.92%) Relational Database
11 32 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 31 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (1.44%) Big Data
14 25 (1.33%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (1.12%) Hadoop
17 14 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (0.69%) DB2
18 13 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (3.20%) JIRA
2 33 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.43%) Subversion
4 8 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.21%) AutoIt
6 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.16%) GitLab
7 3 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.11%) Ant
8 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.11%) Gatling
8 2 (0.11%) Maven
8 2 (0.11%) NeoLoad
8 2 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 295 (15.75%) Finance
2 98 (5.23%) Retail
3 95 (5.07%) Banking
4 89 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 57 (3.04%) Law
6 48 (2.56%) Marketing
7 39 (2.08%) Legal
8 25 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.07%) Advertising
10 19 (1.01%) German Language
11 18 (0.96%) French Language
12 17 (0.91%) Back Office
13 12 (0.64%) Swedish Language
14 8 (0.43%) Electronics
15 7 (0.37%) Automotive
15 7 (0.37%) Games
15 7 (0.37%) Military
16 6 (0.32%) Billing
16 6 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 391 (20.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 202 (10.78%) Support Engineer
3 197 (10.52%) Analyst
4 188 (10.04%) Administrator
5 141 (7.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 136 (7.26%) Systems Administrator
7 135 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support
8 130 (6.94%) Consultant
9 125 (6.67%) IT Engineer
10 124 (6.62%) Infrastructure Support
11 114 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
12 108 (5.77%) Architect
13 96 (5.13%) IT Support
14 88 (4.70%) Network Engineer
15 86 (4.59%) VMware Engineer
15 86 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
16 84 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 81 (4.32%) DBA
17 81 (4.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 79 (4.22%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.54%) Web Services
2 51 (2.72%) .NET
3 26 (1.39%) Flash
3 26 (1.39%) LDAP
4 17 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
5 16 (0.85%) J2EE
6 15 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
6 15 (0.80%) EJB
6 15 (0.80%) EJB 3.0
6 15 (0.80%) HornetQ
6 15 (0.80%) Java EE
6 15 (0.80%) Java SE
6 15 (0.80%) JMS
6 15 (0.80%) LAMP
6 15 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
7 13 (0.69%) Middleware
8 12 (0.64%) REST
8 12 (0.64%) SOAP
9 10 (0.53%) ASP.NET
9 10 (0.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 281 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 143 (7.63%) Clustering
3 142 (7.58%) Replication
4 133 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
5 97 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
6 68 (3.63%) Public Cloud
7 66 (3.52%) Computer Science
8 65 (3.47%) Management Information System
9 62 (3.31%) Enterprise Storage
10 44 (2.35%) EMC VNX
11 43 (2.30%) Hedge funds
12 41 (2.19%) Driving Licence
13 34 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
14 33 (1.76%) HP StoreVirtual
15 30 (1.60%) Client/Server
16 29 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
17 28 (1.49%) Private Cloud
18 26 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
18 26 (1.39%) Fat Client
18 26 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,322 (70.58%) Windows
2 942 (50.29%) Windows Server
3 491 (26.21%) Linux
4 408 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 402 (21.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 158 (8.44%) Windows 10
7 134 (7.15%) Unix
8 131 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 110 (5.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 100 (5.34%) Windows 7
11 57 (3.04%) CentOS
12 46 (2.46%) Windows 8
12 46 (2.46%) Windows XP
13 44 (2.35%) Solaris
14 31 (1.66%) Ubuntu
15 29 (1.55%) Mac OS X
16 25 (1.33%) AIX
17 20 (1.07%) SUSE
18 19 (1.01%) Debian
19 16 (0.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (25.89%) ITIL
2 479 (25.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 243 (12.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 240 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
5 217 (11.59%) Migration
6 188 (10.04%) Project Management
7 123 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
8 117 (6.25%) High Availability
9 108 (5.77%) Service Management
10 107 (5.71%) Presales
10 107 (5.71%) Service Delivery
11 97 (5.18%) Change Management
12 92 (4.91%) Server Virtualisation
12 92 (4.91%) Storage Management
13 91 (4.86%) DevOps
14 85 (4.54%) Change Control
15 84 (4.48%) Mentoring
15 84 (4.48%) PRINCE2
16 80 (4.27%) Business Continuity
17 76 (4.06%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 398 (21.25%) SQL
2 347 (18.53%) PowerShell
3 94 (5.02%) Python
4 91 (4.86%) Bash Shell
5 58 (3.10%) Java
6 56 (2.99%) Perl
6 56 (2.99%) Shell Script
7 31 (1.66%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.49%) C
9 25 (1.33%) VBScript
10 21 (1.12%) VB
11 19 (1.01%) PHP
12 17 (0.91%) AWK
13 16 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.75%) C#
14 14 (0.75%) Ruby
15 13 (0.69%) C++
16 9 (0.48%) Korn
17 5 (0.27%) Bourne shell
18 2 (0.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 280 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 225 (12.01%) MCSE
3 215 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
4 157 (8.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 154 (8.22%) Degree
6 149 (7.96%) CCNA
7 114 (6.09%) CCNP
8 110 (5.87%) MCSA
9 51 (2.72%) MCITP
10 48 (2.56%) Security Cleared
11 44 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
12 43 (2.30%) MCP
13 31 (1.66%) Network+ Certification
14 30 (1.60%) SC Cleared
15 27 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
16 24 (1.28%) CCDP
17 21 (1.12%) AWS Certification
18 20 (1.07%) RHCE
19 17 (0.91%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.14%) SLA
2 67 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 33 (1.76%) PMO
5 23 (1.23%) GDPR
6 17 (0.91%) COBIT
7 16 (0.85%) QA
8 14 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.37%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.27%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.27%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,055 (56.33%) Active Directory
2 873 (46.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 459 (24.51%) Hyper-V
4 228 (12.17%) vSphere
5 194 (10.36%) VMware ESXi
6 188 (10.04%) XenApp
7 126 (6.73%) Virtual Machines
8 116 (6.19%) XenDesktop
9 102 (5.45%) Virtual Servers
10 68 (3.63%) Terminal Services
11 32 (1.71%) Firmware
12 31 (1.66%) Docker
12 31 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
13 29 (1.55%) NFS
14 24 (1.28%) VMware NSX
15 23 (1.23%) XenServer
16 20 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
17 18 (0.96%) DFS Replication
18 17 (0.91%) KVM
18 17 (0.91%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 243 (12.97%) SCCM
2 132 (7.05%) Puppet
3 105 (5.61%) SCOM
4 91 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (3.90%) Ansible
6 66 (3.52%) Backup Exec
7 65 (3.47%) vCenter Server
7 65 (3.47%) WSUS
8 62 (3.31%) Nagios
9 41 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
10 38 (2.03%) Terraform
11 36 (1.92%) NetBackup
11 36 (1.92%) vRealize
12 34 (1.82%) SCVMM
13 33 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
14 29 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
15 25 (1.33%) Data Guard
16 24 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
17 22 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
18 20 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,334 (71.22%) VMware
2 926 (49.44%) Microsoft
3 622 (33.21%) Cisco
4 514 (27.44%) Citrix
5 336 (17.94%) HP
6 288 (15.38%) NetApp
7 257 (13.72%) EMC
8 180 (9.61%) Veeam
9 176 (9.40%) Red Hat
10 160 (8.54%) Dell
11 137 (7.31%) Oracle
12 128 (6.83%) SolarWinds
13 94 (5.02%) Google
14 83 (4.43%) Brocade
15 82 (4.38%) IBM
16 80 (4.27%) CheckPoint
17 70 (3.74%) CommVault
18 68 (3.63%) Juniper
19 58 (3.10%) 3PAR
20 56 (2.99%) Symantec