Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 211 161
Rank change year-on-year -39 -50 -48
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2,172 2,608 4,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.31% 1.60% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 9.85% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,855 2,284 3,561
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £44,141
% change year-on-year +0.56% +1.38% -1.91%

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 24,872 26,475 32,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 16.29% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19,953 21,681 27,398
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -35 863 £55,000 +10.00% 93
North of England -23 389 £40,000 +6.67% 89
South East -62 379 £46,000 +6.98% 60
Midlands -47 217 £40,000 -5.88% 37
East of England -1 184 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Yorkshire -21 181 £40,000 +6.67% 39
North West -18 175 £38,125 -4.69% 47
West Midlands +5 146 £40,000 - 23
South West -8 141 £39,931 +14.09% 36
East Midlands -64 68 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North East -12 34 £32,500 +8.33% 3
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,589 (73.16%) Windows
2 1,558 (71.73%) VMware
3 1,187 (54.65%) Active Directory
4 1,040 (47.88%) Microsoft
5 1,037 (47.74%) Windows Server
6 953 (43.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 722 (33.24%) Firewall
8 655 (30.16%) Cisco
9 636 (29.28%) Hyper-V
10 630 (29.01%) Citrix
11 574 (26.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 558 (25.69%) SQL Server
13 545 (25.09%) DNS
14 540 (24.86%) Linux
15 534 (24.59%) Office 365
16 533 (24.54%) MS Exchange
17 526 (24.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 516 (23.76%) ITIL
19 504 (23.20%) Microsoft Azure
20 502 (23.11%) NAS
21 492 (22.65%) WAN
22 490 (22.56%) HP
23 444 (20.44%) LAN
24 432 (19.89%) Microsoft Certification
25 407 (18.74%) SQL
26 405 (18.65%) Data Centre
27 404 (18.60%) Finance
28 402 (18.51%) DHCP
29 376 (17.31%) TCP/IP
30 349 (16.07%) PowerShell

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
1 533 (24.54%) MS Exchange
2 232 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 202 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 182 (8.38%) SharePoint
5 158 (7.27%) Skype for Business
6 123 (5.66%) IIS
7 94 (4.33%) Apache
8 74 (3.41%) Tomcat
9 40 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (1.84%) JBoss
9 40 (1.84%) WebLogic
10 39 (1.80%) WebSphere
11 35 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 34 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 29 (1.34%) nginx
14 28 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 26 (1.20%) OpenStack
16 25 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
17 19 (0.87%) SAS
18 17 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 188 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) Stata
7 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.092%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.046%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.046%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 534 (24.59%) Office 365
2 504 (23.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 323 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (4.28%) SaaS
5 71 (3.27%) IaaS
6 39 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (1.80%) PaaS
7 38 (1.75%) Mimecast
8 26 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (0.87%) Bluemix
9 19 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.55%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.46%) G Suite
13 10 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.32%) GitHub
15 5 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 722 (33.24%) Firewall
2 545 (25.09%) DNS
3 502 (23.11%) NAS
4 492 (22.65%) WAN
5 444 (20.44%) LAN
6 402 (18.51%) DHCP
7 376 (17.31%) TCP/IP
8 232 (10.68%) VPN
9 180 (8.29%) iSCSI
10 175 (8.06%) VLAN
11 133 (6.12%) VoIP
12 115 (5.29%) Skype
13 99 (4.56%) Wireless
14 97 (4.47%) Cisco ASA
15 88 (4.05%) WLAN
16 83 (3.82%) Internet
17 80 (3.68%) Fibre Channel
18 79 (3.64%) Network Security
19 75 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
20 74 (3.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.83%) MySQL
3 104 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 43 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (1.66%) Big Data
8 33 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (1.38%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.34%) RDBMS
11 26 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (1.15%) NoSQL
12 25 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
13 18 (0.83%) DB2
14 17 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (0.41%) MongoDB
16 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (0.83%) JIRA
2 16 (0.74%) MSI
3 14 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.37%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.28%) Subversion
7 3 (0.14%) GoCD
7 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.092%) AutoIt
8 2 (0.092%) Chocolatey
8 2 (0.092%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.092%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.092%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.092%) JUnit
8 2 (0.092%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.092%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.046%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.046%) Hudson
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.046%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 404 (18.60%) Finance
2 93 (4.28%) Law
3 68 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 66 (3.04%) Legal
5 63 (2.90%) Retail
6 58 (2.67%) Marketing
7 33 (1.52%) Banking
8 31 (1.43%) Advertising
9 30 (1.38%) Billing
10 26 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.92%) Games
12 12 (0.55%) Back Office
13 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.32%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.28%) Electronics
15 6 (0.28%) Front Office
16 5 (0.23%) Military
17 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.18%) Local Government
17 4 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 538 (24.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 222 (10.22%) Analyst
3 213 (9.81%) Support Engineer
4 208 (9.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 193 (8.89%) Administrator
6 148 (6.81%) Architect
7 146 (6.72%) Consultant
8 135 (6.22%) 3rd Line Support
9 129 (5.94%) IT Engineer
10 121 (5.57%) Systems Administrator
11 115 (5.29%) Systems Engineer
12 109 (5.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 109 (5.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 108 (4.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 102 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support
15 97 (4.47%) Team Leader
15 97 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
16 95 (4.37%) IT Manager
17 92 (4.24%) VMware Engineer
18 91 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.78%) Web Services
2 77 (3.55%) Middleware
3 67 (3.08%) LDAP
4 48 (2.21%) .NET
5 31 (1.43%) LAMP
6 24 (1.10%) Flash
7 19 (0.87%) XML
8 18 (0.83%) JSON
9 17 (0.78%) Software Packaging
10 9 (0.41%) POSIX
11 7 (0.32%) WSH
12 6 (0.28%) EDI
12 6 (0.28%) HTML
12 6 (0.28%) HTML5
12 6 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.18%) CSS
13 4 (0.18%) J2EE
13 4 (0.18%) Node.js
13 4 (0.18%) WAP
13 4 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 405 (18.65%) Data Centre
2 187 (8.61%) Clustering
3 156 (7.18%) Replication
4 138 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 110 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 95 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
7 71 (3.27%) Public Cloud
8 60 (2.76%) Computer Science
9 53 (2.44%) Private Cloud
10 46 (2.12%) HP StoreVirtual
11 42 (1.93%) Driving Licence
12 39 (1.80%) Blackberry
12 39 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
13 32 (1.47%) User Experience
14 31 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
14 31 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (1.29%) Mainframe
16 26 (1.20%) EMC VNX
17 22 (1.01%) PKI
17 22 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1,589 (73.16%) Windows
2 1,037 (47.74%) Windows Server
3 574 (26.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 540 (24.86%) Linux
5 526 (24.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 180 (8.29%) Unix
7 176 (8.10%) Windows 10
8 171 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 167 (7.69%) Windows 7
10 162 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 80 (3.68%) Solaris
12 74 (3.41%) CentOS
13 69 (3.18%) Windows 8
14 67 (3.08%) AIX
15 31 (1.43%) HPUX
16 30 (1.38%) Mac OS X
16 30 (1.38%) Windows XP
17 29 (1.34%) Mac OS
18 24 (1.10%) Ubuntu
19 20 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (23.76%) ITIL
2 305 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 225 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
4 175 (8.06%) Project Management
5 156 (7.18%) Migration
6 133 (6.12%) High Availability
7 116 (5.34%) DevOps
8 113 (5.20%) Capacity Planning
9 108 (4.97%) Mentoring
10 107 (4.93%) Business Continuity
11 103 (4.74%) Change Management
12 102 (4.70%) PRINCE2
13 101 (4.65%) Service Delivery
14 92 (4.24%) IT Strategy
15 91 (4.19%) Presales
16 88 (4.05%) Information Security
17 81 (3.73%) Patch Management
18 80 (3.68%) Service Management
19 75 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
20 74 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 407 (18.74%) SQL
2 349 (16.07%) PowerShell
3 102 (4.70%) Bash Shell
4 79 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 75 (3.45%) Perl
5 75 (3.45%) Python
6 40 (1.84%) Java
7 22 (1.01%) C
8 20 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 19 (0.87%) Ruby
9 19 (0.87%) VBScript
10 11 (0.51%) PHP
11 9 (0.41%) Korn
11 9 (0.41%) VB
12 7 (0.32%) C#
12 7 (0.32%) C++
13 6 (0.28%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.23%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.18%) COBOL
15 4 (0.18%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 432 (19.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 334 (15.38%) MCSE
3 250 (11.51%) Cisco Certification
4 191 (8.79%) CCNA
5 165 (7.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 156 (7.18%) Degree
7 137 (6.31%) MCSA
8 91 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
9 84 (3.87%) MCITP
10 79 (3.64%) CCA
10 79 (3.64%) CCNP
11 68 (3.13%) MCP
12 65 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (1.93%) Security Cleared
14 30 (1.38%) SC Cleared
15 27 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
16 22 (1.01%) DBS Check
17 21 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
17 21 (0.97%) VCDX
18 14 (0.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (7.69%) SLA
2 81 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (2.49%) QA
4 35 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 29 (1.34%) COBIT
6 27 (1.24%) PMO
7 15 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.32%) GDPR
9 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.14%) COSHH
11 2 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.092%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.092%) MiFID
12 1 (0.046%) COSO
12 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.046%) RMADS
12 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,187 (54.65%) Active Directory
2 953 (43.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 636 (29.28%) Hyper-V
4 318 (14.64%) vSphere
5 275 (12.66%) XenApp
6 261 (12.02%) VMware ESXi
7 131 (6.03%) XenDesktop
8 105 (4.83%) Virtual Machines
9 72 (3.31%) NFS
10 59 (2.72%) XenServer
11 56 (2.58%) DFS Replication
12 52 (2.39%) VMware NSX
13 50 (2.30%) Terminal Services
14 43 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
15 38 (1.75%) Firmware
16 37 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
17 35 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
18 28 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
19 25 (1.15%) Docker
20 24 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 313 (14.41%) SCCM
2 149 (6.86%) Puppet
3 128 (5.89%) SCOM
4 90 (4.14%) vCenter Server
5 89 (4.10%) Backup Exec
6 67 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 63 (2.90%) NetBackup
8 62 (2.85%) Nagios
9 52 (2.39%) Ansible
10 41 (1.89%) WSUS
11 37 (1.70%) Failover Clustering
12 36 (1.66%) FortiGate
13 30 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
14 27 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
15 25 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
16 22 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 21 (0.97%) vRealize
18 20 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 19 (0.87%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1,558 (71.73%) VMware
2 1,040 (47.88%) Microsoft
3 655 (30.16%) Cisco
4 630 (29.01%) Citrix
5 490 (22.56%) HP
6 304 (14.00%) NetApp
7 224 (10.31%) Veeam
8 205 (9.44%) Red Hat
9 203 (9.35%) EMC
10 189 (8.70%) Dell
11 175 (8.06%) Oracle
12 97 (4.47%) IBM
13 94 (4.33%) 3PAR
14 84 (3.87%) CommVault
15 78 (3.59%) Juniper
16 76 (3.50%) SolarWinds
17 72 (3.31%) CheckPoint
18 67 (3.08%) Symantec
19 65 (2.99%) Brocade
20 62 (2.85%) Avaya