Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 430 259 293
Rank change year-on-year -171 +34 -23
Permanent jobs citing SAN 750 555 1,492
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.70% 1.22% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 7.73% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 638 467 1,263
10th Percentile £33,450 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,750 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.55% +7.78% -5.26%
75th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.29%

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 14,076 7,176 20,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.11% 15.75% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 9,762 5,875 15,888
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,509 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.93% +14.46% -5.26%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -178 232 £60,000 -14.29% 33
North of England -81 150 £42,500 +6.25% 35
South East -120 143 £46,750 +3.89% 24
Midlands -89 137 £47,250 +26.00% 28
West Midlands -96 81 £45,000 +21.50% 18
Yorkshire -56 73 £41,750 +28.46% 12
South West -68 65 £42,500 -2.86% 15
North West -87 62 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East Midlands -41 54 £47,500 +18.75% 10
East of England -93 19 £48,000 +6.67% 16
North East -31 17 £37,000 +17.80% 2
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 555 (74.00%) VMware
2 475 (63.33%) Windows
3 413 (55.07%) Microsoft
4 409 (54.53%) Azure
5 403 (53.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 399 (53.20%) Active Directory
7 359 (47.87%) Windows Server
8 318 (42.40%) Microsoft 365
9 307 (40.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 280 (37.33%) Cisco
11 274 (36.53%) Firewall
12 247 (32.93%) Hyper-V
13 209 (27.87%) PowerShell
14 180 (24.00%) DNS
15 179 (23.87%) Social Skills
16 177 (23.60%) Data Centre
17 169 (22.53%) ITIL
18 160 (21.33%) Linux
19 156 (20.80%) NAS
20 147 (19.60%) LAN
21 143 (19.07%) WAN
21 143 (19.07%) Veeam
22 142 (18.93%) VPN
23 138 (18.40%) Citrix
24 136 (18.13%) DHCP
25 134 (17.87%) AWS
26 131 (17.47%) MS Exchange
27 124 (16.53%) vSphere
28 121 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
29 119 (15.87%) SQL Server

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
1 131 (17.47%) MS Exchange
2 77 (10.27%) SharePoint
3 46 (6.13%) IIS
4 27 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (1.73%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.67%) Apache
8 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.27%) Confluence
10 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.27%) JBoss
10 2 (0.27%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.80%) MicroStation
2 6 (0.80%) Revit
3 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.13%) Maya
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Workfront
2 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 409 (54.53%) Azure
2 318 (42.40%) Microsoft 365
3 134 (17.87%) AWS
4 101 (13.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 94 (12.53%) IaaS
6 66 (8.80%) SaaS
7 62 (8.27%) PaaS
8 27 (3.60%) Mimecast
9 21 (2.80%) Azure Storage
10 20 (2.67%) OneDrive
11 19 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (2.00%) GCP
13 14 (1.87%) Cloudflare
13 14 (1.87%) Google Workspace
14 11 (1.47%) Cohesity
15 9 (1.20%) OpenShift
16 8 (1.07%) Azure Stack
16 8 (1.07%) IBM Cloud
17 7 (0.93%) Amazon EKS
17 7 (0.93%) MinIO
Communications & Networking
1 274 (36.53%) Firewall
2 180 (24.00%) DNS
3 156 (20.80%) NAS
4 147 (19.60%) LAN
5 143 (19.07%) WAN
6 142 (18.93%) VPN
7 136 (18.13%) DHCP
8 87 (11.60%) TCP/IP
8 87 (11.60%) VLAN
9 63 (8.40%) iSCSI
9 63 (8.40%) VoIP
10 59 (7.87%) Fibre Channel
11 54 (7.20%) Remote Desktop
12 42 (5.60%) WLAN
13 37 (4.93%) Wireless
14 36 (4.80%) MPLS
15 35 (4.67%) Internet
15 35 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (3.87%) NetScaler
16 29 (3.87%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (1.87%) MySQL
5 9 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.40%) Metadata
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.27%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
11 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.13%) Informix
11 1 (0.13%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.13%) JIRA
2 10 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.93%) GitLab
4 6 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.27%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Maven
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 179 (23.87%) Social Skills
2 79 (10.53%) Finance
3 48 (6.40%) Organisational Skills
4 43 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.87%) Presentation Skills
6 28 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.47%) Documentation Skills
8 21 (2.80%) Law
9 18 (2.40%) Games
10 14 (1.87%) Retail
11 13 (1.73%) Public Sector
12 12 (1.60%) Automotive
13 10 (1.33%) Manufacturing
14 9 (1.20%) Aerospace
14 9 (1.20%) Legal
15 8 (1.07%) Banking
16 7 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 4 (0.53%) Advertising
17 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 241 (32.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 96 (12.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 68 (9.07%) Consultant
4 58 (7.73%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 58 (7.73%) Azure Engineer
5 56 (7.47%) Administrator
6 47 (6.27%) Support Engineer
6 47 (6.27%) Systems Administrator
7 46 (6.13%) Analyst
8 45 (6.00%) IT Engineer
9 42 (5.60%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 39 (5.20%) Infrastructure Manager
11 36 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
12 35 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
13 34 (4.53%) Server Engineer
13 34 (4.53%) Technical Consultant
14 33 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
14 33 (4.40%) IT Manager
15 32 (4.27%) Network Engineer
16 31 (4.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.93%) JSON
2 12 (1.60%) Web Services
3 11 (1.47%) LDAP
4 8 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (1.07%) Kafka
5 7 (0.93%) .NET
5 7 (0.93%) Node.js
5 7 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (0.80%) ARM Templates
7 4 (0.53%) Middleware
7 4 (0.53%) REST
7 4 (0.53%) WSH
7 4 (0.53%) YAML
8 3 (0.40%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.40%) Flash
8 3 (0.40%) HTML
8 3 (0.40%) POSIX
9 2 (0.27%) Loki
9 2 (0.27%) RESTful
9 2 (0.27%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 177 (23.60%) Data Centre
2 64 (8.53%) Replication
3 44 (5.87%) Management Information System
4 43 (5.73%) Clustering
5 38 (5.07%) Public Cloud
6 32 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 27 (3.60%) Driving Licence
8 26 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (2.80%) Virtual Team
10 19 (2.53%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (1.87%) HP Storage
12 12 (1.60%) EMC VNX
13 11 (1.47%) PKI
14 10 (1.33%) Cloud Native
15 9 (1.20%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
15 9 (1.20%) Thin Client
16 8 (1.07%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 475 (63.33%) Windows
2 359 (47.87%) Windows Server
3 160 (21.33%) Linux
4 121 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (15.47%) Windows Server 2016
6 110 (14.67%) Windows Server 2019
7 91 (12.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (8.13%) Windows 10
9 42 (5.60%) Unix
10 33 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (2.00%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.60%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.47%) CentOS
14 9 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.07%) AIX
15 8 (1.07%) Android
15 8 (1.07%) Solaris
15 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.40%) Debian
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (40.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 169 (22.53%) ITIL
3 112 (14.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 104 (13.87%) Project Management
5 96 (12.80%) Migration
6 79 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 67 (8.93%) Mentoring
8 63 (8.40%) Project Delivery
9 55 (7.33%) Change Management
10 52 (6.93%) High Availability
10 52 (6.93%) Patch Management
11 50 (6.67%) Presales
12 49 (6.53%) Service Delivery
13 48 (6.40%) Configuration Management
13 48 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
14 47 (6.27%) DevOps
14 47 (6.27%) Problem Management
15 41 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (4.67%) Capacity Planning
16 35 (4.67%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (27.87%) PowerShell
2 114 (15.20%) SQL
3 33 (4.40%) Python
4 21 (2.80%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.87%) VBScript
6 13 (1.73%) Java
7 11 (1.47%) VB
8 8 (1.07%) C#
9 7 (0.93%) Go
10 6 (0.80%) C
11 5 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.53%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.40%) Perl
13 3 (0.40%) Ruby
14 2 (0.27%) PHP
14 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.13%) C++
15 1 (0.13%) Korn
15 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 93 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (12.27%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (8.67%) Degree
4 64 (8.53%) CCNA
5 62 (8.27%) MCSE
6 54 (7.20%) MCSA
7 47 (6.27%) CCNP
7 47 (6.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (4.40%) Security Cleared
9 18 (2.40%) CISSP
10 17 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (2.27%) MCP
10 17 (2.27%) SC Cleared
11 14 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (1.87%) VCAP
12 12 (1.60%) SANS
13 11 (1.47%) CCDP
13 11 (1.47%) CCIE
13 11 (1.47%) CISM
13 11 (1.47%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.47%) SLA
2 26 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.47%) GDPR
4 6 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.67%) PMO
6 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.27%) NCSC
8 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) QA
System Software
1 403 (53.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 399 (53.20%) Active Directory
3 247 (32.93%) Hyper-V
4 124 (16.53%) vSphere
5 57 (7.60%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (4.40%) Terminal Server
7 32 (4.27%) XenDesktop
8 31 (4.13%) XenApp
9 27 (3.60%) VMware NSX
10 24 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (2.80%) NFS
11 21 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (1.60%) Docker
15 11 (1.47%) Firmware
16 10 (1.33%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.93%) Ceph
17 7 (0.93%) KVM
18 6 (0.80%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 93 (12.40%) SCCM
2 42 (5.60%) Ansible
3 38 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (5.07%) SCOM
4 32 (4.27%) vCenter Server
5 21 (2.80%) FortiGate
5 21 (2.80%) Puppet
6 20 (2.67%) SCVMM
7 19 (2.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 19 (2.53%) WSUS
8 17 (2.27%) Kubernetes
8 17 (2.27%) NetBackup
9 16 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (2.13%) vRealize
10 15 (2.00%) PowerCLI
11 12 (1.60%) AirWatch
11 12 (1.60%) ZABBIX
12 11 (1.47%) Backup Exec
12 11 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 555 (74.00%) VMware
2 413 (55.07%) Microsoft
3 280 (37.33%) Cisco
4 143 (19.07%) Veeam
5 138 (18.40%) Citrix
6 114 (15.20%) HP
7 112 (14.93%) NetApp
8 109 (14.53%) Dell
9 74 (9.87%) EMC
10 59 (7.87%) Meraki
11 53 (7.07%) Nimble Storage
12 49 (6.53%) Aruba
13 48 (6.40%) IBM
14 47 (6.27%) Sophos
15 46 (6.13%) CommVault
16 41 (5.47%) Juniper
17 40 (5.33%) SolarWinds
17 40 (5.33%) SonicWALL
18 36 (4.80%) Red Hat
19 34 (4.53%) Zerto