Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 344 300 288
Rank change year-on-year -44 -12 -27
Permanent jobs citing SAN 703 969 1,594
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.90% 1.05% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.91% 6.94% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 579 785 1,348
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,350 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.50% +11.11% -2.17%
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £76,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £48,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -4.12% +10.23% -2.22%

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 10,175 13,954 21,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.05% 15.13% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7,709 11,215 16,413
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -34 192 £57,500 - 35
North of England +19 163 £45,000 +5.88% 25
South East +29 152 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Midlands -36 113 £40,000 -15.79% 29
North West +27 77 £45,000 +3.45% 14
Yorkshire -7 64 £42,500 - 8
West Midlands -31 60 £42,500 -6.59% 18
South West -46 60 £39,000 -8.24% 10
East Midlands -11 50 £33,500 -29.47% 10
North East +16 23 £67,500 +92.86% 3
East of England +2 19 £48,500 +14.12% 5
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 525 (74.68%) VMware
2 455 (64.72%) Windows
3 413 (58.75%) Microsoft
4 399 (56.76%) Active Directory
5 372 (52.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 329 (46.80%) Azure
7 327 (46.51%) Windows Server
8 302 (42.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 268 (38.12%) Microsoft 365
10 250 (35.56%) Cisco
11 235 (33.43%) PowerShell
12 224 (31.86%) Firewall
13 214 (30.44%) Hyper-V
14 180 (25.60%) DNS
15 171 (24.32%) NAS
16 157 (22.33%) Linux
17 148 (21.05%) Citrix
18 145 (20.63%) Veeam
19 143 (20.34%) Dell
20 138 (19.63%) DHCP
21 136 (19.35%) Social Skills
22 132 (18.78%) Data Centre
23 130 (18.49%) ITIL
24 129 (18.35%) AWS
25 124 (17.64%) HP
26 117 (16.64%) vSphere
27 114 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
28 113 (16.07%) MS Exchange
29 108 (15.36%) LAN
29 108 (15.36%) WAN

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
1 113 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 74 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.13%) Apache
6 14 (1.99%) IIS
6 14 (1.99%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.43%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.28%) Confluence
9 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
9 2 (0.28%) SAS
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.28%) WordPress
10 1 (0.14%) nginx
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 64 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Workfront
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 329 (46.80%) Azure
2 268 (38.12%) Microsoft 365
3 129 (18.35%) AWS
4 74 (10.53%) IaaS
5 68 (9.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 54 (7.68%) PaaS
7 51 (7.25%) SaaS
8 17 (2.42%) OneDrive
9 15 (2.13%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.71%) Google Workspace
11 9 (1.28%) Azure Storage
12 8 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.14%) Mimecast
12 8 (1.14%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.00%) Cohesity
14 5 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.71%) GCP
15 4 (0.57%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 224 (31.86%) Firewall
2 180 (25.60%) DNS
3 171 (24.32%) NAS
4 138 (19.63%) DHCP
5 108 (15.36%) LAN
5 108 (15.36%) WAN
6 89 (12.66%) VPN
7 85 (12.09%) TCP/IP
8 67 (9.53%) VoIP
9 53 (7.54%) VLAN
10 49 (6.97%) Remote Desktop
11 48 (6.83%) Fibre Channel
12 42 (5.97%) iSCSI
13 37 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (4.27%) Wireless
16 28 (3.98%) Internet
16 28 (3.98%) Skype
16 28 (3.98%) WLAN
17 27 (3.84%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.56%) MySQL
3 16 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.00%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (0.85%) Power BI
6 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.57%) Big Data
8 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.43%) Informix
9 3 (0.43%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 11 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.14%) JIRA
3 6 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.28%) AutoIt
5 2 (0.28%) Maven
5 2 (0.28%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 136 (19.35%) Social Skills
2 72 (10.24%) Finance
3 38 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.70%) Organisational Skills
6 25 (3.56%) Law
7 23 (3.27%) Public Sector
8 20 (2.84%) Automotive
9 10 (1.42%) Legal
10 8 (1.14%) Banking
10 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.85%) Retail
12 4 (0.57%) Electronics
12 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Advertising
13 3 (0.43%) Billing
13 3 (0.43%) Front Office
13 3 (0.43%) Presentation Skills
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 252 (35.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 106 (15.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 60 (8.53%) Analyst
4 57 (8.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 56 (7.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 53 (7.54%) Support Engineer
7 50 (7.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 47 (6.69%) Administrator
9 42 (5.97%) IT Engineer
10 40 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 40 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
11 39 (5.55%) Azure Engineer
12 33 (4.69%) Storage Engineer
12 33 (4.69%) VMware Engineer
13 31 (4.41%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 31 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
14 30 (4.27%) Architect
14 30 (4.27%) IT Support
15 29 (4.13%) Consultant
15 29 (4.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.84%) Web Services
2 25 (3.56%) LDAP
3 9 (1.28%) COM
4 7 (1.00%) JSON
5 6 (0.85%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.85%) Kafka
6 4 (0.57%) REST
6 4 (0.57%) Velocity
7 3 (0.43%) .NET
7 3 (0.43%) Flash
7 3 (0.43%) LAMP
7 3 (0.43%) React
7 3 (0.43%) XMPP
8 2 (0.28%) Loki
8 2 (0.28%) Middleware
8 2 (0.28%) WAMP
8 2 (0.28%) WSH
8 2 (0.28%) YAML
9 1 (0.14%) CSS
9 1 (0.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (18.78%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.97%) Replication
3 41 (5.83%) Clustering
4 34 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.70%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.56%) Life Science
6 18 (2.56%) Renewable Energy
7 15 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.85%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.71%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.71%) Thin Client
11 10 (1.42%) FMCG
12 8 (1.14%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.14%) iSeries
13 7 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.00%) PKI
13 7 (1.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 455 (64.72%) Windows
2 327 (46.51%) Windows Server
3 157 (22.33%) Linux
4 114 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (14.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 91 (12.94%) Windows Server 2019
7 64 (9.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (7.68%) Windows 10
9 48 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (5.55%) Unix
11 22 (3.13%) Ubuntu
12 20 (2.84%) CentOS
13 13 (1.85%) AIX
13 13 (1.85%) Android
14 11 (1.56%) Solaris
14 11 (1.56%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.71%) VMS
17 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (42.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 130 (18.49%) ITIL
3 106 (15.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 81 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (8.68%) DevOps
6 55 (7.82%) Migration
7 51 (7.25%) Project Management
8 48 (6.83%) Mentoring
9 47 (6.69%) High Availability
10 46 (6.54%) Configuration Management
11 38 (5.41%) Server Management
12 37 (5.26%) Change Management
13 36 (5.12%) Presales
14 34 (4.84%) ITSM
15 32 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (4.55%) Problem Management
15 32 (4.55%) Service Management
16 30 (4.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
16 30 (4.27%) Service Delivery
17 29 (4.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 235 (33.43%) PowerShell
2 106 (15.08%) SQL
3 24 (3.41%) Bash Shell
4 22 (3.13%) Python
5 13 (1.85%) VB
6 12 (1.71%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.56%) C
7 11 (1.56%) Perl
8 7 (1.00%) Java
8 7 (1.00%) VBScript
9 4 (0.57%) AWK
9 4 (0.57%) Ruby
10 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.43%) sed
10 3 (0.43%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.28%) Korn
12 1 (0.14%) C#
12 1 (0.14%) Tcl
12 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (8.96%) MCSE
3 57 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (6.97%) Security Cleared
5 44 (6.26%) Degree
6 39 (5.55%) CCNA
6 39 (5.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 33 (4.69%) SC Cleared
8 32 (4.55%) CCNP
8 32 (4.55%) MCSA
9 20 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (2.56%) CISM
10 18 (2.56%) CISSP
11 13 (1.85%) MCITP
11 13 (1.85%) MCP
12 11 (1.56%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.85%) CRISC
13 6 (0.85%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.40%) SLA
2 25 (3.56%) GDPR
3 16 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 9 (1.28%) NIST
6 3 (0.43%) QA
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 399 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 372 (52.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (30.44%) Hyper-V
4 117 (16.64%) vSphere
5 71 (10.10%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (9.53%) XenDesktop
7 56 (7.97%) XenApp
8 43 (6.12%) Virtual Servers
9 33 (4.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 28 (3.98%) Terminal Server
11 26 (3.70%) VMware NSX
12 13 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (1.42%) Docker
13 10 (1.42%) NFS
13 10 (1.42%) Terminal Services
13 10 (1.42%) vCloud
14 9 (1.28%) Firmware
15 8 (1.14%) Shibboleth
15 8 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.85%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 103 (14.65%) SCCM
2 58 (8.25%) Ansible
3 55 (7.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 49 (6.97%) vCenter Server
5 38 (5.41%) SCOM
6 36 (5.12%) vRealize
7 33 (4.69%) SCVMM
8 32 (4.55%) Puppet
9 24 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
9 24 (3.41%) NetBackup
10 23 (3.27%) Kubernetes
11 22 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (2.42%) FortiGate
13 17 (2.42%) HAProxy
13 17 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (2.28%) Nagios
15 14 (1.99%) Failover Clustering
15 14 (1.99%) WSUS
16 13 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 525 (74.68%) VMware
2 413 (58.75%) Microsoft
3 250 (35.56%) Cisco
4 148 (21.05%) Citrix
5 145 (20.63%) Veeam
6 143 (20.34%) Dell
7 124 (17.64%) HP
8 94 (13.37%) EMC
9 90 (12.80%) NetApp
10 70 (9.96%) Red Hat
11 56 (7.97%) IBM
12 46 (6.54%) Oracle
13 43 (6.12%) Nimble Storage
14 42 (5.97%) CommVault
14 42 (5.97%) Sophos
15 40 (5.69%) SolarWinds
16 39 (5.55%) F5
17 36 (5.12%) Juniper
18 35 (4.98%) 3PAR
19 33 (4.69%) Dell Compellent