Period
to 14 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 258 214
Rank change year-on-year -24 -44 -36
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,498 2,047 2,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.31% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.28% 8.67% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,266 1,664 2,474
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,900 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,056 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.29% +2.35% -

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 20,585 23,602 26,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.80% 15.08% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15,667 18,847 21,764
England median annual salary £45,972 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -58 476 £52,500 -4.55% 67
South East +12 293 £45,000 -1.10% 67
North of England -41 285 £39,500 -1.25% 76
Midlands +32 217 £40,000 - 30
Yorkshire -28 136 £40,000 -3.61% 21
North West -54 130 £38,000 -2.56% 50
West Midlands +24 121 £40,000 - 17
South West +19 120 £41,000 +2.50% 25
East of England -3 99 £45,000 -2.29% 14
East Midlands +18 96 £42,500 +6.25% 13
North East +34 19 £39,500 -16.84% 5
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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 1,005 (67.09%) VMware
2 971 (64.82%) Windows
3 783 (52.27%) Active Directory
4 710 (47.40%) Microsoft
5 676 (45.13%) Windows Server
6 637 (42.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 559 (37.32%) Office 365
8 512 (34.18%) Cisco
9 503 (33.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 482 (32.18%) Azure
11 478 (31.91%) Firewall
12 461 (30.77%) Linux
13 433 (28.91%) DNS
14 428 (28.57%) Hyper-V
15 407 (27.17%) ITIL
16 363 (24.23%) NAS
17 354 (23.63%) DHCP
18 348 (23.23%) Data Centre
19 341 (22.76%) WAN
20 332 (22.16%) Citrix
21 325 (21.70%) MS Exchange
22 317 (21.16%) Windows Server 2012
23 315 (21.03%) LAN
24 299 (19.96%) SQL Server
25 296 (19.76%) SQL
26 261 (17.42%) PowerShell
27 249 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
28 243 (16.22%) AWS
29 241 (16.09%) SCCM
30 238 (15.89%) Cisco 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
1 325 (21.70%) MS Exchange
2 176 (11.75%) SharePoint
3 123 (8.21%) Skype for Business
4 104 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (5.94%) IIS
6 68 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.80%) Apache
8 19 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 13 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.80%) Confluence
12 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.60%) JBoss
14 8 (0.53%) nginx
14 8 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 112 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.40%) Workfront
2 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.13%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.067%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 559 (37.32%) Office 365
2 482 (32.18%) Azure
3 243 (16.22%) AWS
4 75 (5.01%) IaaS
5 53 (3.54%) SaaS
6 43 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (1.67%) PaaS
9 12 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 12 (0.80%) GCP
9 12 (0.80%) Power Platform
10 10 (0.67%) Yammer
11 9 (0.60%) G Suite
12 8 (0.53%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.40%) GitHub
13 6 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.33%) Azure Stack
15 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.27%) Google Play
16 3 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 478 (31.91%) Firewall
2 433 (28.91%) DNS
3 363 (24.23%) NAS
4 354 (23.63%) DHCP
5 341 (22.76%) WAN
6 315 (21.03%) LAN
7 235 (15.69%) TCP/IP
8 165 (11.01%) VPN
9 159 (10.61%) iSCSI
10 132 (8.81%) VLAN
11 122 (8.14%) Wireless
12 114 (7.61%) Cisco ASA
13 100 (6.68%) Fibre Channel
14 95 (6.34%) VoIP
15 85 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
16 83 (5.54%) MPLS
17 70 (4.67%) SMTP
18 69 (4.61%) Cisco Nexus
19 66 (4.41%) Network Security
20 61 (4.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (2.47%) MySQL
5 25 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 25 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 22 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.00%) MariaDB
9 15 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.80%) Power BI
12 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.67%) DB2
14 8 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.47%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.80%) JIRA
3 7 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.40%) Terragrunt
5 5 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.20%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.13%) Ant
8 2 (0.13%) GitLab
9 1 (0.067%) GoCD
9 1 (0.067%) MSI
9 1 (0.067%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.067%) Subversion
General
1 192 (12.82%) Finance
2 61 (4.07%) Retail
3 41 (2.74%) Legal
4 40 (2.67%) Banking
5 38 (2.54%) Public Sector
6 34 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.07%) Marketing
8 29 (1.94%) Law
9 18 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.80%) Advertising
10 12 (0.80%) Aerospace
11 10 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.67%) Publishing
12 8 (0.53%) Games
13 6 (0.40%) Billing
13 6 (0.40%) Electronics
13 6 (0.40%) Local Government
13 6 (0.40%) Military
14 5 (0.33%) German Language
15 4 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 430 (28.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 162 (10.81%) Administrator
3 137 (9.15%) Analyst
4 131 (8.74%) IT Engineer
5 127 (8.48%) Support Engineer
6 114 (7.61%) Systems Administrator
7 102 (6.81%) Network Engineer
8 101 (6.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 88 (5.87%) Systems Engineer
10 80 (5.34%) Architect
11 74 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
12 71 (4.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 71 (4.74%) VMware Engineer
13 66 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
14 65 (4.34%) Consultant
14 65 (4.34%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 64 (4.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 63 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
17 61 (4.07%) IT Support
18 60 (4.01%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.94%) Web Services
2 54 (3.60%) LDAP
3 15 (1.00%) Middleware
4 11 (0.73%) 802.1X
5 10 (0.67%) Flash
6 9 (0.60%) .NET
6 9 (0.60%) Regular Expression
7 8 (0.53%) LAMP
7 8 (0.53%) MAPI
8 5 (0.33%) SAP Basis
8 5 (0.33%) Web Services Management
9 4 (0.27%) YAML
10 3 (0.20%) COM
10 3 (0.20%) Django
10 3 (0.20%) HTML
10 3 (0.20%) JSON
10 3 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.13%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 348 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 164 (10.95%) Replication
3 107 (7.14%) Clustering
4 92 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (4.81%) Management Information System
6 67 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (3.34%) PKI
8 46 (3.07%) Public Cloud
9 33 (2.20%) Driving Licence
10 27 (1.80%) Fat Client
10 27 (1.80%) Thin Client
11 26 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
12 23 (1.54%) CMDB
13 22 (1.47%) EMC VNX
14 21 (1.40%) Private Cloud
15 20 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
17 16 (1.07%) User Experience
18 12 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 971 (64.82%) Windows
2 676 (45.13%) Windows Server
3 461 (30.77%) Linux
4 317 (21.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 249 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 145 (9.68%) Unix
7 132 (8.81%) Windows 10
8 119 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 79 (5.27%) Windows 7
10 74 (4.94%) CentOS
11 66 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (3.00%) Solaris
13 43 (2.87%) AIX
14 28 (1.87%) Windows 8
15 27 (1.80%) Mac OS
16 26 (1.74%) Ubuntu
17 25 (1.67%) Debian
18 20 (1.34%) Data ONTAP
19 19 (1.27%) SUSE
20 18 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (33.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 407 (27.17%) ITIL
3 196 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
4 194 (12.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 148 (9.88%) Migration
6 103 (6.88%) Change Management
7 97 (6.48%) Mentoring
8 94 (6.28%) High Availability
9 89 (5.94%) Project Management
10 80 (5.34%) Configuration Management
11 79 (5.27%) Service Delivery
12 77 (5.14%) DevOps
13 75 (5.01%) Service Management
14 71 (4.74%) Information Security
15 69 (4.61%) Storage Management
16 67 (4.47%) Project Delivery
17 65 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
18 59 (3.94%) Problem Management
19 58 (3.87%) IT Strategy
20 57 (3.81%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 296 (19.76%) SQL
2 261 (17.42%) PowerShell
3 60 (4.01%) Python
4 48 (3.20%) Perl
5 45 (3.00%) Bash Shell
6 44 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 29 (1.94%) Java
8 23 (1.54%) Ruby
9 21 (1.40%) C
10 20 (1.34%) VBScript
11 19 (1.27%) Korn
12 15 (1.00%) AWK
13 14 (0.93%) Bourne shell
14 10 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.53%) C++
16 5 (0.33%) ABAP
16 5 (0.33%) Go
16 5 (0.33%) PHP
16 5 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 238 (15.89%) Cisco Certification
2 220 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 163 (10.88%) CCNA
4 159 (10.61%) MCSE
5 126 (8.41%) Degree
6 122 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 113 (7.54%) CCNP
8 79 (5.27%) MCSA
9 69 (4.61%) Security Cleared
10 45 (3.00%) SC Cleared
11 37 (2.47%) MCITP
12 33 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
13 30 (2.00%) MCP
13 30 (2.00%) RHCE
14 28 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
16 20 (1.34%) CCA
17 19 (1.27%) LPIC
18 16 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
19 15 (1.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.94%) SLA
2 47 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.80%) GDPR
4 13 (0.87%) PMO
5 10 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.53%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.40%) QA
9 5 (0.33%) COBIT
9 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.067%) HAZOP
12 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.067%) NIST
12 1 (0.067%) PSD2
System Software
1 783 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 637 (42.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 428 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 168 (11.21%) VMware ESXi
5 156 (10.41%) vSphere
6 120 (8.01%) XenApp
7 87 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
8 72 (4.81%) XenDesktop
9 60 (4.01%) Virtual Servers
10 41 (2.74%) NFS
11 33 (2.20%) Terminal Services
12 31 (2.07%) Docker
13 28 (1.87%) Firmware
14 26 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 20 (1.34%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 13 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 12 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
18 12 (0.80%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 241 (16.09%) SCCM
2 88 (5.87%) WSUS
3 76 (5.07%) Puppet
4 71 (4.74%) SCOM
5 70 (4.67%) Ansible
5 70 (4.67%) vCenter Server
6 60 (4.01%) NetBackup
7 57 (3.81%) Backup Exec
8 42 (2.80%) Cisco Prime
9 40 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
10 37 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (1.74%) FortiGate
11 26 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
11 26 (1.74%) Nagios
12 23 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
13 22 (1.47%) Oracle ZFS
14 21 (1.40%) vRealize
15 19 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 18 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 15 (1.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 1,005 (67.09%) VMware
2 710 (47.40%) Microsoft
3 512 (34.18%) Cisco
4 332 (22.16%) Citrix
5 216 (14.42%) HP
6 187 (12.48%) Veeam
7 161 (10.75%) NetApp
8 149 (9.95%) Red Hat
9 141 (9.41%) Dell
10 135 (9.01%) EMC
11 92 (6.14%) Oracle
12 79 (5.27%) SolarWinds
13 78 (5.21%) IBM
14 71 (4.74%) CheckPoint
15 57 (3.81%) Juniper
16 54 (3.60%) F5
17 51 (3.40%) Meraki
17 51 (3.40%) Veritas
18 46 (3.07%) Brocade
19 44 (2.94%) Symantec