Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 218 168
Rank change year-on-year -27 -50 -46
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2,211 2,766 4,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.65% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.93% 10.33% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,841 2,408 3,536
England median annual salary £46,056 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
10th Percentile £29,900 £29,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24,761 26,780 32,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.23% 16.02% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 19,717 21,854 27,255
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -52 874 £55,000 +2.36% 73
North of England -20 410 £40,000 +6.67% 49
South East -51 330 £47,500 +11.76% 46
Midlands -35 231 £40,000 -5.88% 35
East of England -20 217 £45,000 +5.88% 20
North West +34 208 £40,000 +6.67% 26
Yorkshire -38 186 £40,000 +6.67% 22
South West +41 155 £40,000 +14.29% 15
West Midlands -9 136 £40,000 - 22
East Midlands -28 94 £40,000 -5.88% 13
North East -21 17 £45,000 +50.00% 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 1,600 (72.37%) VMware
2 1,584 (71.64%) Windows
3 1,236 (55.90%) Active Directory
4 1,045 (47.26%) Microsoft
5 1,028 (46.49%) Windows Server
6 953 (43.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 728 (32.93%) Firewall
8 718 (32.47%) Cisco
9 619 (28.00%) Linux
10 580 (26.23%) ITIL
11 579 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 577 (26.10%) Citrix
13 575 (26.01%) SQL Server
14 562 (25.42%) Hyper-V
15 556 (25.15%) Office 365
16 547 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 537 (24.29%) MS Exchange
18 519 (23.47%) NAS
19 515 (23.29%) DNS
20 491 (22.21%) WAN
21 479 (21.66%) SQL
22 466 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
23 448 (20.26%) LAN
24 431 (19.49%) HP
25 402 (18.18%) PowerShell
26 400 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
26 400 (18.09%) Data Centre
27 383 (17.32%) Finance
28 382 (17.28%) DHCP
29 368 (16.64%) TCP/IP

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
1 537 (24.29%) MS Exchange
2 214 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 179 (8.10%) SharePoint
4 163 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 162 (7.33%) Skype for Business
6 107 (4.84%) IIS
7 95 (4.30%) Apache
8 62 (2.80%) Tomcat
9 51 (2.31%) JBoss
10 50 (2.26%) WebSphere
11 47 (2.13%) WebLogic
12 44 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 43 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
14 38 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 37 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
16 33 (1.49%) nginx
17 22 (1.00%) OpenStack
18 19 (0.86%) Confluence
19 18 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
20 13 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 194 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.14%) InDesign
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.14%) Stata
5 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.36%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.045%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.045%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 579 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 556 (25.15%) Office 365
3 365 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (5.02%) SaaS
5 106 (4.79%) IaaS
6 56 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (2.31%) PaaS
8 45 (2.04%) Mimecast
9 39 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
13 16 (0.72%) GitHub
13 16 (0.72%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.63%) G Suite
14 14 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.50%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 7 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 6 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 728 (32.93%) Firewall
2 519 (23.47%) NAS
3 515 (23.29%) DNS
4 491 (22.21%) WAN
5 448 (20.26%) LAN
6 382 (17.28%) DHCP
7 368 (16.64%) TCP/IP
8 239 (10.81%) VPN
9 143 (6.47%) iSCSI
10 138 (6.24%) VLAN
11 117 (5.29%) VoIP
12 108 (4.88%) Skype
13 106 (4.79%) Network Security
14 101 (4.57%) Fibre Channel
15 100 (4.52%) Cisco ASA
15 100 (4.52%) Remote Desktop
16 97 (4.39%) Wireless
17 88 (3.98%) WLAN
18 82 (3.71%) Internet
19 75 (3.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 575 (26.01%) SQL Server
2 135 (6.11%) MySQL
3 113 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 75 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (2.85%) Relational Database
6 61 (2.76%) Oracle Database
7 54 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 47 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 47 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 37 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 35 (1.58%) Big Data
11 32 (1.45%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
14 16 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.59%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (0.45%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 29 (1.31%) JIRA
2 17 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.54%) Subversion
4 11 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.14%) GitLab
9 3 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.090%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.090%) AutoIt
10 2 (0.090%) Chocolatey
10 2 (0.090%) Gatling
10 2 (0.090%) Maven
10 2 (0.090%) NeoLoad
10 2 (0.090%) Selenium
10 2 (0.090%) Vagrant
General
1 383 (17.32%) Finance
2 89 (4.03%) Retail
3 75 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 71 (3.21%) Law
5 58 (2.62%) Marketing
6 54 (2.44%) Legal
7 37 (1.67%) Banking
7 37 (1.67%) Billing
8 36 (1.63%) Advertising
9 23 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.86%) Back Office
11 17 (0.77%) Games
12 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.32%) French Language
13 7 (0.32%) German Language
14 5 (0.23%) Automotive
15 4 (0.18%) Electronics
15 4 (0.18%) Publishing
15 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 526 (23.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 222 (10.04%) Support Engineer
3 217 (9.81%) Analyst
4 192 (8.68%) Administrator
5 173 (7.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 146 (6.60%) Consultant
7 143 (6.47%) Architect
8 141 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
9 140 (6.33%) IT Engineer
10 135 (6.11%) Infrastructure Support
11 132 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
12 118 (5.34%) Windows Engineer
13 117 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
14 111 (5.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 110 (4.98%) IT Manager
16 93 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
17 91 (4.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
18 89 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 88 (3.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
20 84 (3.80%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (3.66%) Web Services
2 73 (3.30%) Middleware
3 68 (3.08%) LDAP
4 56 (2.53%) .NET
5 42 (1.90%) LAMP
6 40 (1.81%) Flash
7 25 (1.13%) JSON
8 21 (0.95%) XML
9 10 (0.45%) J2EE
10 8 (0.36%) WCF
11 7 (0.32%) 802.1X
12 6 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.23%) ADSI
13 5 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.23%) WSH
14 4 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
14 4 (0.18%) HTML
15 3 (0.14%) .NET Core
15 3 (0.14%) COM
15 3 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 400 (18.09%) Data Centre
2 162 (7.33%) Replication
3 153 (6.92%) Clustering
4 137 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
5 136 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
6 106 (4.79%) Management Information System
7 82 (3.71%) Public Cloud
8 59 (2.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 59 (2.67%) Private Cloud
9 57 (2.58%) Computer Science
10 55 (2.49%) Driving Licence
11 46 (2.08%) EMC VNX
12 45 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (1.58%) EMC VMAX
14 33 (1.49%) HP StoreVirtual
15 31 (1.40%) Blackberry
16 29 (1.31%) Fat Client
16 29 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
16 29 (1.31%) Thin Client
16 29 (1.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,584 (71.64%) Windows
2 1,028 (46.49%) Windows Server
3 619 (28.00%) Linux
4 547 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 466 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 189 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 186 (8.41%) Unix
8 177 (8.01%) Windows 10
9 148 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 127 (5.74%) Windows 7
11 77 (3.48%) CentOS
12 71 (3.21%) Windows 8
13 63 (2.85%) Solaris
14 50 (2.26%) AIX
15 38 (1.72%) Windows XP
16 35 (1.58%) Mac OS X
17 34 (1.54%) Mac OS
18 32 (1.45%) HPUX
19 25 (1.13%) Ubuntu
20 24 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (26.23%) ITIL
2 314 (14.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 263 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
4 226 (10.22%) Migration
5 211 (9.54%) Project Management
6 141 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
7 136 (6.15%) DevOps
8 128 (5.79%) High Availability
9 114 (5.16%) Change Management
10 113 (5.11%) Business Continuity
11 101 (4.57%) PRINCE2
12 100 (4.52%) Service Delivery
13 98 (4.43%) Mentoring
14 96 (4.34%) Service Management
15 95 (4.30%) Information Security
16 92 (4.16%) Presales
17 89 (4.03%) Change Control
18 83 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
19 82 (3.71%) Capacity Management
19 82 (3.71%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 479 (21.66%) SQL
2 402 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 117 (5.29%) Bash Shell
4 97 (4.39%) Python
5 85 (3.84%) Perl
6 72 (3.26%) Shell Script
7 60 (2.71%) Java
8 34 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 27 (1.22%) VBScript
10 22 (1.00%) Ruby
11 19 (0.86%) C
12 18 (0.81%) PHP
13 15 (0.68%) VB
14 13 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.32%) AWK
15 7 (0.32%) C#
15 7 (0.32%) C++
16 5 (0.23%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.18%) JavaScript
17 4 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 400 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 306 (13.84%) MCSE
3 235 (10.63%) Cisco Certification
4 176 (7.96%) CCNA
5 172 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 167 (7.55%) Degree
7 152 (6.87%) MCSA
8 109 (4.93%) CCNP
9 103 (4.66%) MCITP
10 73 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
11 68 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
12 63 (2.85%) MCP
13 41 (1.85%) CCA
14 37 (1.67%) Security Cleared
15 27 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
16 25 (1.13%) SC Cleared
17 22 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
17 22 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
18 20 (0.90%) DBS Check
19 19 (0.86%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (7.51%) SLA
2 90 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 35 (1.58%) COBIT
5 34 (1.54%) QA
6 26 (1.18%) GDPR
6 26 (1.18%) PMO
7 10 (0.45%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.27%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.14%) COSHH
11 3 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.045%) COSO
12 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.045%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,236 (55.90%) Active Directory
2 953 (43.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 562 (25.42%) Hyper-V
4 315 (14.25%) vSphere
5 275 (12.44%) VMware ESXi
6 203 (9.18%) XenApp
7 114 (5.16%) Virtual Machines
8 107 (4.84%) XenDesktop
9 76 (3.44%) Virtual Servers
10 63 (2.85%) Firmware
11 61 (2.76%) Terminal Services
12 49 (2.22%) NFS
13 47 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
14 44 (1.99%) VMware NSX
15 43 (1.94%) XenServer
16 33 (1.49%) DFS Replication
17 24 (1.09%) Docker
18 18 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 17 (0.77%) VMware Server
19 17 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 307 (13.89%) SCCM
2 188 (8.50%) Puppet
3 127 (5.74%) SCOM
4 102 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
5 81 (3.66%) vCenter Server
6 80 (3.62%) Backup Exec
7 70 (3.17%) Ansible
8 67 (3.03%) NetBackup
9 54 (2.44%) WSUS
10 51 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
11 44 (1.99%) Nagios
12 39 (1.76%) Failover Clustering
12 39 (1.76%) vRealize
13 32 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
14 31 (1.40%) FortiGate
15 27 (1.22%) Terraform
16 25 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
17 22 (1.00%) vMotion
18 21 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 20 (0.90%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,600 (72.37%) VMware
2 1,045 (47.26%) Microsoft
3 718 (32.47%) Cisco
4 577 (26.10%) Citrix
5 431 (19.49%) HP
6 324 (14.65%) NetApp
7 259 (11.71%) EMC
8 223 (10.09%) Red Hat
9 221 (10.00%) Veeam
10 196 (8.86%) Oracle
11 195 (8.82%) Dell
12 107 (4.84%) SolarWinds
13 105 (4.75%) IBM
14 94 (4.25%) CommVault
15 88 (3.98%) Brocade
16 83 (3.75%) CheckPoint
17 81 (3.66%) Juniper
18 75 (3.39%) 3PAR
18 75 (3.39%) Google
19 72 (3.26%) Symantec