Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 290 246 202
Rank change year-on-year -44 -44 -35
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,627 2,340 2,930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.44% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.59% 9.40% 10.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,323 2,046 2,566
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,800 £66,125 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.07% -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 21,447 24,893 28,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.23% 15.28% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 16,882 20,350 23,069
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -39 663 £55,000 +10.00% 82
North of England -13 345 £37,500 -4.46% 65
South East -60 254 £43,750 -2.78% 61
Midlands -11 186 £41,500 +3.75% 45
North West +4 178 £35,000 -10.83% 32
Yorkshire -4 142 £38,000 -5.00% 28
East of England -25 107 £44,000 +0.57% 18
West Midlands -23 100 £40,000 - 21
East Midlands +27 86 £43,750 +9.38% 24
South West -12 67 £37,500 -6.25% 29
North East -13 25 £32,500 - 5
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,160 (71.30%) Windows
2 1,120 (68.84%) VMware
3 883 (54.27%) Active Directory
4 817 (50.22%) Microsoft
5 805 (49.48%) Windows Server
6 720 (44.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 559 (34.36%) Firewall
8 541 (33.25%) Cisco
9 504 (30.98%) Office 365
10 486 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
11 452 (27.78%) ITIL
12 446 (27.41%) Citrix
13 442 (27.17%) Linux
14 429 (26.37%) MS Exchange
15 411 (25.26%) Hyper-V
16 407 (25.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 393 (24.15%) LAN
18 390 (23.97%) WAN
19 372 (22.86%) DNS
20 359 (22.07%) SQL
21 350 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
22 347 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
23 335 (20.59%) SQL Server
24 315 (19.36%) DHCP
25 310 (19.05%) NAS
26 302 (18.56%) PowerShell
26 302 (18.56%) HP
27 299 (18.38%) Data Centre
28 283 (17.39%) NetApp
29 265 (16.29%) Microsoft 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
1 429 (26.37%) MS Exchange
2 150 (9.22%) SharePoint
3 131 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 115 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 106 (6.52%) Skype for Business
6 103 (6.33%) IIS
7 63 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 58 (3.56%) Apache
9 35 (2.15%) Tomcat
10 30 (1.84%) Confluence
11 27 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 25 (1.54%) OpenStack
13 20 (1.23%) JBoss
14 19 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (1.11%) WebSphere
16 17 (1.04%) CMS
17 16 (0.98%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.86%) GlassFish
18 14 (0.86%) MQSeries
19 13 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 191 (11.74%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.061%) assyst
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 504 (30.98%) Office 365
2 486 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 264 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (5.59%) IaaS
5 85 (5.22%) SaaS
6 76 (4.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 58 (3.56%) PaaS
8 40 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 40 (2.46%) Mimecast
9 20 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.92%) OpenShift
12 12 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.43%) G Suite
16 5 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.31%) GitHub
17 4 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
17 4 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 559 (34.36%) Firewall
2 393 (24.15%) LAN
3 390 (23.97%) WAN
4 372 (22.86%) DNS
5 315 (19.36%) DHCP
6 310 (19.05%) NAS
7 261 (16.04%) TCP/IP
8 195 (11.99%) VPN
9 171 (10.51%) VLAN
10 170 (10.45%) iSCSI
11 145 (8.91%) VoIP
12 126 (7.74%) Wireless
13 124 (7.62%) Cisco ASA
14 123 (7.56%) Fibre Channel
15 87 (5.35%) Cisco Nexus
16 84 (5.16%) MPLS
17 68 (4.18%) IPsec
18 66 (4.06%) Network Security
19 59 (3.63%) Internet
20 58 (3.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (3.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 58 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 47 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
6 36 (2.21%) MySQL
7 33 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
11 26 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (1.48%) Oracle Database
13 23 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.23%) Big Data
14 20 (1.23%) Relational Database
15 19 (1.17%) Hadoop
16 15 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (0.86%) DB2
18 13 (0.80%) RDBMS
19 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 57 (3.50%) JIRA
2 36 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 30 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.25%) AutoIt
5 4 (0.25%) Subversion
5 4 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.12%) jMock
6 2 (0.12%) JUnit
6 2 (0.12%) Maven
6 2 (0.12%) Mockito
7 1 (0.061%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.061%) Hudson
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.061%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.061%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.061%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.061%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 239 (14.69%) Finance
2 98 (6.02%) Banking
3 79 (4.86%) Retail
4 72 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.89%) Law
6 36 (2.21%) Legal
7 31 (1.91%) Marketing
8 22 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.04%) Advertising
10 13 (0.80%) German Language
11 12 (0.74%) French Language
12 11 (0.68%) Swedish Language
13 9 (0.55%) Billing
13 9 (0.55%) Military
14 8 (0.49%) Back Office
15 7 (0.43%) Electronics
16 6 (0.37%) Automotive
16 6 (0.37%) Games
16 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 332 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 180 (11.06%) Analyst
3 170 (10.45%) Administrator
4 158 (9.71%) Support Engineer
5 133 (8.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 132 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
7 123 (7.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 102 (6.27%) Architect
9 99 (6.08%) Network Engineer
10 96 (5.90%) IT Engineer
11 92 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
12 87 (5.35%) Infrastructure Support
13 78 (4.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 75 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
15 73 (4.49%) IT Support
16 72 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 67 (4.12%) Consultant
18 66 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
19 58 (3.56%) IT Manager
19 58 (3.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.55%) Web Services
2 30 (1.84%) .NET
2 30 (1.84%) LDAP
3 16 (0.98%) Middleware
4 14 (0.86%) ActiveMQ
4 14 (0.86%) EJB
4 14 (0.86%) EJB 3.0
4 14 (0.86%) HornetQ
4 14 (0.86%) Java EE
4 14 (0.86%) Java SE
4 14 (0.86%) JMS
4 14 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (0.74%) REST
6 11 (0.68%) Flash
6 11 (0.68%) SOAP
7 10 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.55%) HTML
8 9 (0.55%) LAMP
9 8 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 299 (18.38%) Data Centre
2 140 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (7.74%) Replication
4 125 (7.68%) Clustering
5 85 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
6 70 (4.30%) Management Information System
7 59 (3.63%) Public Cloud
8 53 (3.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 53 (3.26%) Hedge funds
9 45 (2.77%) EMC VNX
10 34 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
11 30 (1.84%) HP StoreVirtual
11 30 (1.84%) PKI
12 27 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (1.35%) Client/Server
13 22 (1.35%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (1.23%) Driving Licence
14 20 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (1.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,160 (71.30%) Windows
2 805 (49.48%) Windows Server
3 442 (27.17%) Linux
4 350 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 347 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 124 (7.62%) Windows 10
7 114 (7.01%) Unix
8 111 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 96 (5.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 92 (5.65%) Windows 7
11 50 (3.07%) CentOS
12 39 (2.40%) Solaris
13 38 (2.34%) Windows XP
14 37 (2.27%) Windows 8
15 32 (1.97%) AIX
16 24 (1.48%) Mac OS X
16 24 (1.48%) Ubuntu
17 22 (1.35%) Data ONTAP
18 16 (0.98%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.98%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (27.78%) ITIL
2 407 (25.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 231 (14.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 224 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
5 157 (9.65%) Migration
6 154 (9.47%) Project Management
7 118 (7.25%) Service Management
8 113 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
9 111 (6.82%) Service Delivery
10 104 (6.39%) Change Management
11 95 (5.84%) Mentoring
12 92 (5.65%) DevOps
13 87 (5.35%) High Availability
14 86 (5.29%) Presales
15 85 (5.22%) ITIL V3
16 81 (4.98%) Server Virtualisation
17 75 (4.61%) Load Balancing
18 74 (4.55%) Storage Management
19 71 (4.36%) Business Continuity
19 71 (4.36%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 359 (22.07%) SQL
2 302 (18.56%) PowerShell
3 87 (5.35%) Python
4 74 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 56 (3.44%) Perl
6 48 (2.95%) Shell Script
7 38 (2.34%) C
8 35 (2.15%) Java
9 22 (1.35%) VBScript
10 20 (1.23%) PHP
11 19 (1.17%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.17%) VB
12 17 (1.04%) AWK
13 14 (0.86%) C++
14 12 (0.74%) Ruby
15 10 (0.61%) C#
15 10 (0.61%) Korn
16 5 (0.31%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.31%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 265 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 197 (12.11%) Cisco Certification
3 185 (11.37%) MCSE
4 147 (9.04%) Degree
5 134 (8.24%) CCNA
6 120 (7.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 102 (6.27%) CCNP
8 82 (5.04%) MCSA
9 49 (3.01%) Security Cleared
10 47 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (2.70%) MCITP
12 38 (2.34%) MCP
13 33 (2.03%) SC Cleared
14 29 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (1.29%) Network+ Certification
16 18 (1.11%) DV Cleared
17 16 (0.98%) DBS Check
17 16 (0.98%) LPIC
17 16 (0.98%) RHCE
18 14 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (6.82%) SLA
2 77 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 35 (2.15%) GDPR
5 28 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (1.66%) PMO
7 15 (0.92%) QA
8 14 (0.86%) COBIT
9 13 (0.80%) HIPAA
10 12 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
System Software
1 883 (54.27%) Active Directory
2 720 (44.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 411 (25.26%) Hyper-V
4 177 (10.88%) vSphere
5 167 (10.26%) XenApp
6 153 (9.40%) VMware ESXi
7 105 (6.45%) XenDesktop
8 98 (6.02%) Virtual Machines
9 85 (5.22%) Virtual Servers
10 44 (2.70%) Terminal Services
11 39 (2.40%) NFS
12 38 (2.34%) Docker
13 31 (1.91%) VMware NSX
14 30 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
15 27 (1.66%) Firmware
16 25 (1.54%) XenServer
17 23 (1.41%) DFS Replication
18 20 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 18 (1.11%) KVM
20 14 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 226 (13.89%) SCCM
2 118 (7.25%) SCOM
3 114 (7.01%) Puppet
4 78 (4.79%) Backup Exec
5 74 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (4.36%) Nagios
7 65 (4.00%) Ansible
8 59 (3.63%) vCenter Server
9 54 (3.32%) WSUS
10 50 (3.07%) Microsoft Clustering
11 35 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
12 34 (2.09%) NetBackup
13 33 (2.03%) Kubernetes
14 27 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
15 25 (1.54%) Terraform
16 24 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 24 (1.48%) SCVMM
17 23 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
18 22 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
19 19 (1.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,120 (68.84%) VMware
2 817 (50.22%) Microsoft
3 541 (33.25%) Cisco
4 446 (27.41%) Citrix
5 302 (18.56%) HP
6 283 (17.39%) NetApp
7 230 (14.14%) EMC
8 166 (10.20%) Veeam
9 144 (8.85%) Red Hat
10 134 (8.24%) Dell
11 123 (7.56%) SolarWinds
12 98 (6.02%) CheckPoint
12 98 (6.02%) Oracle
13 89 (5.47%) Google
14 67 (4.12%) IBM
15 53 (3.26%) Juniper
16 52 (3.20%) Symantec
17 48 (2.95%) Brocade
17 48 (2.95%) EqualLogic
18 46 (2.83%) 3PAR