Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 282 252
Rank change year-on-year -10 -30 -34
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,154 1,651 2,194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.19% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.06% 7.73% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 967 1,420 1,924
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £70,000 £66,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.15% -0.56% -

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 16,349 21,354 25,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.15% 15.43% 15.08%
Number of salaries quoted 12,960 16,526 20,166
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 -21 403 £56,000 +6.67% 46
South East +27 224 £47,500 +2.70% 36
North of England -41 187 £41,500 +10.67% 24
Midlands +34 186 £47,500 +14.46% 26
West Midlands +30 99 £47,500 +18.75% 22
South West +50 98 £42,500 +11.84% 18
North West -10 88 £41,500 +18.57% 16
Yorkshire -14 88 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East Midlands +23 86 £47,500 +11.76% 4
East of England +18 50 £42,500 +2.41% 11
North East -32 11 £36,500 +10.61% 4
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 774 (67.07%) VMware
2 741 (64.21%) Windows
3 624 (54.07%) Microsoft
4 585 (50.69%) Active Directory
5 519 (44.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 475 (41.16%) Windows Server
7 460 (39.86%) Azure
8 413 (35.79%) Office 365
9 387 (33.54%) Firewall
10 384 (33.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 382 (33.10%) Cisco
12 344 (29.81%) Hyper-V
13 336 (29.12%) Data Centre
14 314 (27.21%) Linux
15 292 (25.30%) WAN
16 287 (24.87%) Citrix
17 272 (23.57%) LAN
18 267 (23.14%) PowerShell
19 263 (22.79%) DNS
20 262 (22.70%) NAS
21 259 (22.44%) SQL Server
22 224 (19.41%) AWS
23 221 (19.15%) DHCP
24 218 (18.89%) SQL
25 216 (18.72%) SCCM
26 215 (18.63%) MS Exchange
27 214 (18.54%) ITIL
28 206 (17.85%) HP
29 193 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
30 175 (15.16%) 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
1 215 (18.63%) MS Exchange
2 137 (11.87%) SharePoint
3 109 (9.45%) Skype for Business
4 53 (4.59%) IIS
5 51 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (0.95%) SAS
9 10 (0.87%) JBoss
10 9 (0.78%) Apache
11 8 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.52%) Confluence
13 6 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.35%) Sitefinity
14 4 (0.35%) WordPress
15 3 (0.26%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 87 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.087%) InDesign
4 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.35%) assyst
3 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.26%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.17%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.17%) Shopify
6 1 (0.087%) Faxination
6 1 (0.087%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 460 (39.86%) Azure
2 413 (35.79%) Office 365
3 224 (19.41%) AWS
4 68 (5.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (4.94%) SaaS
6 50 (4.33%) IaaS
6 50 (4.33%) PaaS
7 29 (2.51%) GCP
8 23 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.99%) Mimecast
9 15 (1.30%) OneDrive
10 12 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.87%) Datadog
13 9 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.78%) Slack
14 7 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 6 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 387 (33.54%) Firewall
2 292 (25.30%) WAN
3 272 (23.57%) LAN
4 263 (22.79%) DNS
5 262 (22.70%) NAS
6 221 (19.15%) DHCP
7 170 (14.73%) TCP/IP
8 151 (13.08%) VPN
9 132 (11.44%) Wireless
10 118 (10.23%) VoIP
11 105 (9.10%) iSCSI
12 99 (8.58%) VLAN
13 76 (6.59%) Fibre Channel
14 62 (5.37%) Skype
15 58 (5.03%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (4.85%) MPLS
17 55 (4.77%) NetScaler
18 50 (4.33%) Internet
19 47 (4.07%) BGP
20 42 (3.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.82%) MySQL
5 19 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (1.21%) Big Data
9 13 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.69%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.52%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
16 5 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
16 5 (0.43%) DB2
17 4 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (1.91%) JIRA
2 20 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.61%) Subversion
4 7 (0.61%) WinDbg
5 5 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.17%) GitLab
6 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.087%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.087%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.087%) MSI
7 1 (0.087%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.087%) Vagrant
General
1 171 (14.82%) Finance
2 50 (4.33%) Retail
3 45 (3.90%) Public Sector
4 29 (2.51%) Legal
5 26 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.99%) Law
7 19 (1.65%) Banking
8 17 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.21%) Billing
10 13 (1.13%) Back Office
11 11 (0.95%) Games
11 11 (0.95%) Local Government
11 11 (0.95%) Publishing
12 10 (0.87%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.52%) Advertising
13 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.43%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.43%) Marketing
15 4 (0.35%) French Language
16 3 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 308 (26.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 131 (11.35%) Analyst
3 117 (10.14%) IT Engineer
4 105 (9.10%) Support Engineer
5 87 (7.54%) Architect
6 84 (7.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 83 (7.19%) Systems Engineer
8 82 (7.11%) Network Engineer
9 75 (6.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 64 (5.55%) Administrator
11 60 (5.20%) IT Support
12 59 (5.11%) Consultant
13 57 (4.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 55 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
15 48 (4.16%) Storage Engineer
16 47 (4.07%) Technical Architect
17 43 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
18 40 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
19 39 (3.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 39 (3.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.65%) Middleware
2 11 (0.95%) Web Services
3 8 (0.69%) .NET
3 8 (0.69%) Flash
3 8 (0.69%) LDAP
4 7 (0.61%) JSON
5 6 (0.52%) SAML
6 4 (0.35%) jQuery
6 4 (0.35%) RESTful
6 4 (0.35%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.26%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.26%) Apache NiFi
7 3 (0.26%) Kafka
7 3 (0.26%) XML
8 2 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.17%) POSIX
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.087%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.087%) COM
9 1 (0.087%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 336 (29.12%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 69 (5.98%) Clustering
3 69 (5.98%) Public Cloud
4 59 (5.11%) Replication
5 55 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.77%) Enterprise Storage
8 31 (2.69%) Private Cloud
9 30 (2.60%) PKI
10 27 (2.34%) Driving Licence
11 22 (1.91%) Fat Client
11 22 (1.91%) Thin Client
12 21 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (1.65%) EMC VNX
15 18 (1.56%) Client/Server
16 15 (1.30%) Virtual Team
17 14 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
18 9 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 741 (64.21%) Windows
2 475 (41.16%) Windows Server
3 314 (27.21%) Linux
4 193 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 173 (14.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 132 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 112 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 111 (9.62%) Windows 10
9 83 (7.19%) Windows 7
10 59 (5.11%) Windows Server 2019
11 56 (4.85%) Unix
12 31 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (2.60%) Windows 8
14 26 (2.25%) Ubuntu
15 24 (2.08%) Solaris
16 19 (1.65%) CentOS
17 14 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (1.13%) AIX
19 12 (1.04%) Mac OS X
20 11 (0.95%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (33.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 214 (18.54%) ITIL
3 169 (14.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 111 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (8.23%) Project Management
6 82 (7.11%) Load Balancing
7 81 (7.02%) DevOps
8 71 (6.15%) Change Management
8 71 (6.15%) Migration
9 67 (5.81%) Service Delivery
10 62 (5.37%) Change Control
11 59 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
12 57 (4.94%) Storage Management
13 56 (4.85%) Project Delivery
14 55 (4.77%) Mentoring
15 54 (4.68%) Computer Science
16 53 (4.59%) High Availability
17 45 (3.90%) Presales
18 44 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
19 43 (3.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 267 (23.14%) PowerShell
2 218 (18.89%) SQL
3 51 (4.42%) Bash Shell
4 48 (4.16%) Python
5 17 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 16 (1.39%) VBScript
7 11 (0.95%) Perl
8 10 (0.87%) C
9 9 (0.78%) Korn
10 8 (0.69%) Go
10 8 (0.69%) Java
11 7 (0.61%) C++
12 5 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.43%) PHP
13 4 (0.35%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.35%) Ruby
13 4 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.26%) AWK
15 2 (0.17%) COBOL
15 2 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 175 (15.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 151 (13.08%) MCSE
3 131 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (10.83%) Degree
5 93 (8.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 74 (6.41%) CCNP
7 72 (6.24%) CCNA
7 72 (6.24%) MCSA
8 50 (4.33%) Security Cleared
9 43 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 36 (3.12%) SC Cleared
11 35 (3.03%) MCP
12 26 (2.25%) DBS Check
12 26 (2.25%) MCITP
13 23 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.82%) DV Cleared
15 15 (1.30%) CISSP
16 10 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
16 10 (0.87%) CCIE
16 10 (0.87%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (3.21%) SLA
3 19 (1.65%) GDPR
4 15 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.69%) QA
7 5 (0.43%) NIST
8 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.35%) NCSC
9 3 (0.26%) COBIT
9 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.26%) PMO
10 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 585 (50.69%) Active Directory
2 519 (44.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 344 (29.81%) Hyper-V
4 127 (11.01%) VMware ESXi
5 119 (10.31%) XenApp
6 113 (9.79%) vSphere
7 67 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (4.33%) XenDesktop
9 49 (4.25%) Virtual Servers
10 28 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (2.25%) Docker
12 19 (1.65%) Terminal Services
13 18 (1.56%) Firmware
14 17 (1.47%) VMware NSX
15 12 (1.04%) NFS
15 12 (1.04%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 9 (0.78%) vCloud
18 8 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
19 7 (0.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 216 (18.72%) SCCM
2 80 (6.93%) WSUS
3 59 (5.11%) vCenter Server
4 55 (4.77%) Ansible
4 55 (4.77%) SCOM
5 47 (4.07%) Terraform
6 45 (3.90%) Puppet
7 43 (3.73%) Backup Exec
8 30 (2.60%) NetBackup
9 29 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
11 24 (2.08%) SCVMM
12 22 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
13 21 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
14 19 (1.65%) Nagios
15 17 (1.47%) vRealize
16 16 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 15 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
18 12 (1.04%) Packer
18 12 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 774 (67.07%) VMware
2 624 (54.07%) Microsoft
3 382 (33.10%) Cisco
4 287 (24.87%) Citrix
5 206 (17.85%) HP
6 172 (14.90%) NetApp
7 120 (10.40%) Red Hat
8 119 (10.31%) Veeam
9 117 (10.14%) EMC
10 114 (9.88%) Dell
11 74 (6.41%) Oracle
12 67 (5.81%) SolarWinds
13 66 (5.72%) Juniper
14 65 (5.63%) IBM
15 50 (4.33%) Brocade
16 48 (4.16%) 3PAR
17 42 (3.64%) Palo Alto
18 41 (3.55%) CheckPoint
18 41 (3.55%) F5
19 37 (3.21%) Google