Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 273 285 251
Rank change year-on-year +12 -34 -35
Permanent jobs citing SAN 667 1,530 2,112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.16% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 7.37% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 568 1,338 1,807
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,750 £45,000 £46,056
% change year-on-year +6.11% -2.29% +2.35%

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 8,959 20,766 24,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.49% 15.80% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7,059 15,676 19,079
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

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 13 August 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 13 August 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 +13 211 £70,000 +33.33% 29
North of England +38 135 £41,000 +2.50% 19
South East +63 126 £45,000 - 15
Midlands +40 114 £42,500 - 14
West Midlands +74 84 £41,697 +2.95% 10
North West +71 83 £45,000 +12.50% 14
South West +27 44 £42,500 +3.66% 10
Yorkshire +37 41 £32,500 -20.25% 4
East of England +47 34 £42,500 -5.56% 8
East Midlands +21 30 £42,500 - 4
North East +15 11 £35,750 -9.49% 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 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.

1 425 (63.72%) Windows
2 399 (59.82%) VMware
3 371 (55.62%) Microsoft
4 329 (49.33%) Active Directory
5 264 (39.58%) Windows Server
6 247 (37.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 245 (36.73%) Azure
8 233 (34.93%) Cisco
9 219 (32.83%) Office 365
10 196 (29.39%) Data Centre
10 196 (29.39%) Firewall
11 190 (28.49%) WAN
12 188 (28.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 185 (27.74%) LAN
14 184 (27.59%) DNS
15 180 (26.99%) Linux
16 169 (25.34%) DHCP
17 162 (24.29%) Citrix
18 158 (23.69%) ITIL
19 155 (23.24%) PowerShell
20 149 (22.34%) Hyper-V
21 147 (22.04%) TCP/IP
22 133 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
23 132 (19.79%) Windows Server 2012
24 130 (19.49%) AWS
25 120 (17.99%) HP
26 114 (17.09%) SQL Server
27 103 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
28 101 (15.14%) SCCM
29 100 (14.99%) NAS

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 90 (13.49%) MS Exchange
2 56 (8.40%) SharePoint
3 38 (5.70%) Skype for Business
4 31 (4.65%) IIS
5 24 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.20%) Confluence
8 5 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.60%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.45%) SAS
11 2 (0.30%) Apache
11 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.30%) JBoss
11 2 (0.30%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.30%) WordPress
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 35 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Exchequer
1 3 (0.45%) Relativity
1 3 (0.45%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.30%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.30%) Shopify
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Faxination
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 245 (36.73%) Azure
2 219 (32.83%) Office 365
3 130 (19.49%) AWS
4 36 (5.40%) IaaS
5 32 (4.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (4.50%) SaaS
7 25 (3.75%) PaaS
8 20 (3.00%) GCP
9 15 (2.25%) Amazon ECS
10 14 (2.10%) Mimecast
11 9 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.35%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.90%) Slack
13 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.60%) AWS CodeBuild
13 4 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.60%) G Suite
14 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 196 (29.39%) Firewall
2 190 (28.49%) WAN
3 185 (27.74%) LAN
4 184 (27.59%) DNS
5 169 (25.34%) DHCP
6 147 (22.04%) TCP/IP
7 100 (14.99%) NAS
8 84 (12.59%) VPN
9 82 (12.29%) Fibre Channel
10 81 (12.14%) iSCSI
11 64 (9.60%) Wireless
12 45 (6.75%) VLAN
13 38 (5.70%) VoIP
14 36 (5.40%) MPLS
14 36 (5.40%) NetScaler
15 31 (4.65%) BGP
16 29 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (4.05%) Network Security
17 27 (4.05%) Skype
18 26 (3.90%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.40%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.25%) MySQL
5 14 (2.10%) RDBMS
6 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (1.20%) Big Data
9 8 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
9 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.75%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.60%) Redis
13 3 (0.45%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 20 (3.00%) JIRA
2 18 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.05%) Subversion
4 3 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.30%) Maven
5 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.30%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.15%) GitLab
6 1 (0.15%) MSI
6 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (13.49%) Finance
2 17 (2.55%) Banking
3 11 (1.65%) Public Sector
3 11 (1.65%) Retail
4 8 (1.20%) Legal
5 5 (0.75%) Aerospace
5 5 (0.75%) Law
5 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.60%) Back Office
6 4 (0.60%) Front Office
6 4 (0.60%) Housing Association
6 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.60%) Military
7 3 (0.45%) Billing
7 3 (0.45%) Publishing
8 2 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.15%) Automotive
9 1 (0.15%) German Language
9 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 152 (22.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 90 (13.49%) Analyst
3 63 (9.45%) Support Engineer
4 56 (8.40%) Network Engineer
5 52 (7.80%) Consultant
6 50 (7.50%) IT Engineer
7 47 (7.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 42 (6.30%) Administrator
9 39 (5.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 38 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
11 35 (5.25%) 3rd Line Support
12 31 (4.65%) Architect
12 31 (4.65%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (4.50%) Storage Engineer
14 29 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
15 26 (3.90%) Automation Engineer
16 25 (3.75%) IT Analyst
16 25 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
17 23 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 23 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.65%) Web Services
2 9 (1.35%) Middleware
3 8 (1.20%) Flash
3 8 (1.20%) LDAP
4 7 (1.05%) XMPP
5 4 (0.60%) LAMP
6 3 (0.45%) COM
6 3 (0.45%) JSON
6 3 (0.45%) YAML
7 2 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.30%) POSIX
7 2 (0.30%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.15%) .NET
8 1 (0.15%) ADSI
8 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.15%) Apache NiFi
8 1 (0.15%) jQuery
8 1 (0.15%) Kafka
8 1 (0.15%) RESTful
8 1 (0.15%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 196 (29.39%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.80%) Management Information System
3 50 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (6.15%) Replication
5 37 (5.55%) Clustering
6 35 (5.25%) Public Cloud
7 33 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (3.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 14 (2.10%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.50%) Reinsurance
11 9 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.20%) PKI
13 7 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 7 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.90%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.75%) Fibre Optics
16 4 (0.60%) Handset
16 4 (0.60%) iSeries
16 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
17 3 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 425 (63.72%) Windows
2 264 (39.58%) Windows Server
3 180 (26.99%) Linux
4 132 (19.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (14.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 58 (8.70%) Windows 10
8 57 (8.55%) Windows 7
9 51 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (5.25%) Windows Server 2019
11 32 (4.80%) Unix
12 23 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (2.55%) Windows 8
14 14 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (1.95%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.50%) CentOS
16 10 (1.50%) Solaris
17 9 (1.35%) HPUX
18 5 (0.75%) AIX
18 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (28.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 158 (23.69%) ITIL
3 87 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 77 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (10.49%) Change Management
6 58 (8.70%) DevOps
7 50 (7.50%) Project Management
7 50 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 49 (7.35%) Migration
9 41 (6.15%) Information Security
10 39 (5.85%) Presales
11 38 (5.70%) Business Continuity
12 37 (5.55%) Capacity Planning
13 35 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (5.25%) Problem Management
14 32 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (4.80%) Change Control
15 31 (4.65%) Incident Management
16 30 (4.50%) Decision-Making
17 29 (4.35%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (23.24%) PowerShell
2 95 (14.24%) SQL
3 47 (7.05%) Python
4 38 (5.70%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.65%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.05%) Go
6 7 (1.05%) Korn
7 6 (0.90%) Perl
7 6 (0.90%) VBScript
8 3 (0.45%) C
9 2 (0.30%) AWK
9 2 (0.30%) C#
9 2 (0.30%) C++
9 2 (0.30%) PHP
9 2 (0.30%) sed
9 2 (0.30%) VB
10 1 (0.15%) Java
10 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 133 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (13.49%) MCSE
3 79 (11.84%) Degree
4 71 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (10.34%) MCSA
6 53 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 47 (7.05%) CCNA
8 32 (4.80%) Server+ Certification
9 30 (4.50%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (4.35%) Security Cleared
11 25 (3.75%) CCNP
12 21 (3.15%) SC Cleared
13 14 (2.10%) MCITP
14 13 (1.95%) MCP
15 8 (1.20%) CCA
15 8 (1.20%) CISSP
15 8 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.20%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (4.65%) SLA
3 14 (2.10%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.80%) GDPR
5 6 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.30%) NCSC
System Software
1 329 (49.33%) Active Directory
2 247 (37.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (22.34%) Hyper-V
4 75 (11.24%) vSphere
5 55 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (7.20%) XenApp
7 25 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (3.45%) Docker
10 16 (2.40%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.35%) Firmware
12 8 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (1.05%) KVM
13 7 (1.05%) VMware NSX
13 7 (1.05%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 101 (15.14%) SCCM
2 57 (8.55%) Ansible
3 37 (5.55%) Terraform
4 34 (5.10%) WSUS
5 31 (4.65%) NetBackup
6 30 (4.50%) Puppet
7 26 (3.90%) SCOM
8 25 (3.75%) vCenter Server
9 20 (3.00%) Backup Exec
9 20 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (2.25%) PowerCLI
11 13 (1.95%) Grafana
11 13 (1.95%) SCVMM
12 12 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (1.50%) HP Data Protector
14 9 (1.35%) FortiGate
14 9 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 399 (59.82%) VMware
2 371 (55.62%) Microsoft
3 233 (34.93%) Cisco
4 162 (24.29%) Citrix
5 120 (17.99%) HP
6 82 (12.29%) EMC
7 79 (11.84%) Dell
8 78 (11.69%) NetApp
9 64 (9.60%) Red Hat
10 60 (9.00%) Brocade
10 60 (9.00%) Veeam
11 49 (7.35%) CheckPoint
12 43 (6.45%) Oracle
13 39 (5.85%) Hitachi
14 38 (5.70%) Isilon
14 38 (5.70%) Juniper
15 31 (4.65%) SolarWinds
16 30 (4.50%) IBM
17 29 (4.35%) Meraki
18 27 (4.05%) F5