Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 198 162
Rank change year-on-year -43 -36 -50
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2,324 2,891 4,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.74% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.32% 10.36% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,033 2,531 3,464
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 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -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 24,923 27,895 32,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.25% 16.80% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 20,376 22,812 27,174
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -42 889 £50,000 - 122
North of England -11 435 £38,500 +1.32% 57
South East -75 433 £45,000 -5.26% 59
Midlands +7 263 £40,000 +6.67% 50
North West +1 217 £40,000 -9.09% 31
East of England +6 186 £43,750 -2.78% 30
West Midlands +35 174 £40,000 +9.22% 30
Yorkshire -55 169 £40,000 +6.67% 17
South West -53 123 £39,500 +12.56% 19
East Midlands -35 77 £38,250 +0.66% 20
North East +24 50 £32,500 - 9
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1,709 (73.54%) Windows
2 1,707 (73.45%) VMware
3 1,292 (55.59%) Active Directory
4 1,193 (51.33%) Microsoft
5 1,173 (50.47%) Windows Server
6 1,131 (48.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 836 (35.97%) Cisco
8 734 (31.58%) Firewall
9 697 (29.99%) Hyper-V
10 693 (29.82%) Citrix
11 678 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 612 (26.33%) MS Exchange
13 597 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 568 (24.44%) Office 365
15 562 (24.18%) DNS
16 559 (24.05%) HP
17 548 (23.58%) Linux
18 508 (21.86%) ITIL
19 501 (21.56%) SQL Server
20 497 (21.39%) WAN
21 473 (20.35%) NAS
22 455 (19.58%) Finance
23 447 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
24 446 (19.19%) LAN
25 435 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
26 411 (17.69%) DHCP
27 394 (16.95%) SQL
28 387 (16.65%) Data Centre
29 386 (16.61%) TCP/IP
30 353 (15.19%) vSphere

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
1 612 (26.33%) MS Exchange
2 279 (12.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 217 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 196 (8.43%) IIS
5 191 (8.22%) SharePoint
6 140 (6.02%) Skype for Business
7 99 (4.26%) Apache
8 55 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 54 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 35 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 25 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 22 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (0.95%) OpenStack
13 21 (0.90%) CMS
14 18 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (0.77%) SAS
15 16 (0.69%) nginx
16 15 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 14 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 154 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.086%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.086%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.086%) Relativity
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.043%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.043%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.043%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 568 (24.44%) Office 365
2 435 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 271 (11.66%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (2.32%) IaaS
5 47 (2.02%) Mimecast
6 42 (1.81%) SaaS
7 38 (1.64%) PaaS
8 25 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.39%) G Suite
11 9 (0.39%) Serverless
12 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.30%) Bluemix
13 7 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.22%) Oracle CX
16 4 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 734 (31.58%) Firewall
2 562 (24.18%) DNS
3 497 (21.39%) WAN
4 473 (20.35%) NAS
5 446 (19.19%) LAN
6 411 (17.69%) DHCP
7 386 (16.61%) TCP/IP
8 256 (11.02%) VPN
9 234 (10.07%) VLAN
10 203 (8.73%) iSCSI
11 155 (6.67%) VoIP
12 112 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
13 103 (4.43%) Wireless
14 95 (4.09%) Fibre Channel
15 84 (3.61%) NetScaler
16 82 (3.53%) Internet
17 80 (3.44%) Network Security
18 77 (3.31%) Skype
19 76 (3.27%) MPLS
20 73 (3.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (21.56%) SQL Server
2 108 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (4.00%) MySQL
4 49 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 21 (0.90%) DB2
9 21 (0.90%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.69%) Big Data
10 16 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.65%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (0.56%) OLAP
13 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (1.38%) MSI
2 22 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.52%) JIRA
4 12 (0.52%) Subversion
5 10 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.17%) GoCD
7 4 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.13%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.086%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.086%) JUnit
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.043%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 455 (19.58%) Finance
2 76 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 74 (3.18%) Law
4 58 (2.50%) Banking
5 55 (2.37%) Legal
6 42 (1.81%) Retail
7 40 (1.72%) Marketing
8 33 (1.42%) Back Office
8 33 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.12%) Advertising
10 20 (0.86%) Military
11 16 (0.69%) Games
12 14 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.39%) Electronics
13 9 (0.39%) Front Office
14 6 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.26%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.22%) Local Government
16 4 (0.17%) Publishing
17 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 596 (25.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 285 (12.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 258 (11.10%) Support Engineer
4 246 (10.59%) Analyst
5 230 (9.90%) Administrator
6 184 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 168 (7.23%) VMware Engineer
8 164 (7.06%) Consultant
9 156 (6.71%) IT Engineer
10 155 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
11 140 (6.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 136 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 128 (5.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 128 (5.51%) Infrastructure Support
13 128 (5.51%) Systems Engineer
14 124 (5.34%) Windows Engineer
15 116 (4.99%) Architect
16 101 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 95 (4.09%) Network Engineer
17 95 (4.09%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.58%) Web Services
2 41 (1.76%) LDAP
3 33 (1.42%) Software Packaging
4 30 (1.29%) .NET
5 28 (1.20%) Middleware
6 12 (0.52%) Flash
6 12 (0.52%) WAP
7 9 (0.39%) POSIX
8 8 (0.34%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.34%) J2EE
8 8 (0.34%) REST
9 7 (0.30%) EDI
9 7 (0.30%) LAMP
10 6 (0.26%) JSON
10 6 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.26%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.26%) XML
11 4 (0.17%) COM
11 4 (0.17%) CSS
11 4 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 387 (16.65%) Data Centre
2 280 (12.05%) Clustering
3 157 (6.76%) Replication
4 117 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 112 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 83 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 60 (2.58%) Public Cloud
8 47 (2.02%) EMC VMAX
9 38 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 38 (1.64%) Hedge funds
10 36 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 35 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 32 (1.38%) EMC VNX
13 28 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
14 27 (1.16%) Private Cloud
15 25 (1.08%) PKI
16 24 (1.03%) User Experience
17 21 (0.90%) NHS
18 20 (0.86%) Fat Client
18 20 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,709 (73.54%) Windows
2 1,173 (50.47%) Windows Server
3 678 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 597 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 548 (23.58%) Linux
6 241 (10.37%) Windows 7
7 201 (8.65%) Unix
8 200 (8.61%) Windows 10
9 174 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 169 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 84 (3.61%) CentOS
12 80 (3.44%) Windows 8
13 69 (2.97%) Solaris
14 65 (2.80%) AIX
15 41 (1.76%) Mac OS X
16 38 (1.64%) HPUX
17 26 (1.12%) Ubuntu
18 24 (1.03%) Windows XP
19 23 (0.99%) SUSE
20 21 (0.90%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (21.86%) ITIL
2 312 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 154 (6.63%) Project Management
4 152 (6.54%) Change Management
5 139 (5.98%) Migration
6 136 (5.85%) High Availability
7 127 (5.46%) Business Continuity
8 100 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (4.30%) Mentoring
9 98 (4.22%) Server Virtualisation
10 97 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
11 96 (4.13%) Service Delivery
12 94 (4.04%) Problem Management
13 92 (3.96%) Information Security
14 90 (3.87%) Presales
15 88 (3.79%) PRINCE2
16 87 (3.74%) DevOps
17 82 (3.53%) IT Strategy
18 74 (3.18%) Load Balancing
18 74 (3.18%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 394 (16.95%) SQL
2 349 (15.02%) PowerShell
3 91 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 73 (3.14%) Bash Shell
5 64 (2.75%) Python
6 51 (2.19%) Perl
7 27 (1.16%) VBScript
8 24 (1.03%) Java
8 24 (1.03%) Ruby
9 20 (0.86%) C
9 20 (0.86%) Korn
10 16 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.56%) C#
12 9 (0.39%) PHP
13 8 (0.34%) Bourne shell
13 8 (0.34%) C-shell
13 8 (0.34%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.17%) AWK
14 4 (0.17%) C++
14 4 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 447 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 330 (14.20%) MCSE
3 325 (13.98%) Cisco Certification
4 252 (10.84%) CCNA
5 195 (8.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 166 (7.14%) Degree
7 126 (5.42%) MCSA
8 115 (4.95%) CCNP
9 108 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
10 78 (3.36%) CCA
11 69 (2.97%) MCP
12 68 (2.93%) Security Cleared
13 51 (2.19%) MCITP
14 46 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (1.72%) SC Cleared
16 37 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
17 32 (1.38%) RHCE
18 24 (1.03%) DV Cleared
19 19 (0.82%) MCTS
20 14 (0.60%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (6.58%) SLA
2 87 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.68%) QA
4 37 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.77%) PMO
6 15 (0.65%) COBIT
7 12 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.22%) GDPR
10 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.17%) MiFID
11 2 (0.086%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.086%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,292 (55.59%) Active Directory
2 1,131 (48.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 697 (29.99%) Hyper-V
4 353 (15.19%) vSphere
5 288 (12.39%) VMware ESXi
6 275 (11.83%) XenApp
7 150 (6.45%) XenDesktop
8 105 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
9 72 (3.10%) XenServer
10 66 (2.84%) Terminal Services
11 64 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
12 62 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 53 (2.28%) NFS
14 43 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
15 42 (1.81%) Docker
16 36 (1.55%) DFS Replication
17 31 (1.33%) iptables
18 27 (1.16%) vCloud
19 26 (1.12%) VMware NSX
20 22 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 338 (14.54%) SCCM
2 153 (6.58%) SCOM
3 95 (4.09%) Backup Exec
4 91 (3.92%) vCenter Server
5 88 (3.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 68 (2.93%) NetBackup
6 68 (2.93%) Puppet
7 66 (2.84%) Nagios
8 58 (2.50%) Ansible
9 54 (2.32%) WSUS
10 42 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
11 34 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 31 (1.33%) SCOrch
12 31 (1.33%) Simpana
13 24 (1.03%) Kubernetes
13 24 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
14 23 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
14 23 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 22 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
16 21 (0.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,707 (73.45%) VMware
2 1,193 (51.33%) Microsoft
3 836 (35.97%) Cisco
4 693 (29.82%) Citrix
5 559 (24.05%) HP
6 334 (14.37%) NetApp
7 224 (9.64%) Dell
7 224 (9.64%) Red Hat
8 212 (9.12%) Veeam
9 211 (9.08%) EMC
10 152 (6.54%) Oracle
11 138 (5.94%) 3PAR
12 129 (5.55%) IBM
13 115 (4.95%) Juniper
14 100 (4.30%) F5
15 97 (4.17%) CommVault
16 96 (4.13%) SolarWinds
17 92 (3.96%) Veritas
18 90 (3.87%) EqualLogic
19 89 (3.83%) Brocade