Period
to 23 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 283 258 217
Rank change year-on-year -25 -41 -59
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,567 2,118 2,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.32% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 8.66% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,341 1,792 2,246
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,056 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.29% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% - -

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 21,026 24,445 25,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.77% 15.20% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15,982 19,553 21,039
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 -56 558 £52,250 -5.00% 23
North of England +5 338 £37,500 -6.25% 19
South East -21 262 £46,000 - 14
Midlands +34 209 £41,500 +3.75% 6
Yorkshire +10 174 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North West -1 132 £37,750 -5.63% 9
West Midlands +11 120 £40,000 - 5
South West -8 104 £40,000 - 4
East of England -7 90 £42,000 -6.67% 6
East Midlands +45 89 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North East +27 32 £35,000 +7.69% 4
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 1,076 (68.67%) VMware
2 1,060 (67.65%) Windows
3 816 (52.07%) Active Directory
4 742 (47.35%) Windows Server
5 720 (45.95%) Microsoft
6 699 (44.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 593 (37.84%) Cisco
8 548 (34.97%) Firewall
9 501 (31.97%) Office 365
10 486 (31.01%) Linux
11 479 (30.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 475 (30.31%) ITIL
13 447 (28.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 420 (26.80%) Hyper-V
15 417 (26.61%) DNS
16 382 (24.38%) WAN
17 370 (23.61%) Citrix
18 363 (23.17%) MS Exchange
19 356 (22.72%) LAN
20 354 (22.59%) Windows Server 2012
21 352 (22.46%) SQL
22 350 (22.34%) NAS
23 348 (22.21%) Data Centre
24 337 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
25 326 (20.80%) SQL Server
26 321 (20.49%) DHCP
27 278 (17.74%) PowerShell
28 266 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
29 259 (16.53%) HP
30 248 (15.83%) TCP/IP

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
1 363 (23.17%) MS Exchange
2 162 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 121 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 113 (7.21%) IIS
5 102 (6.51%) Skype for Business
6 85 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 61 (3.89%) Apache
8 34 (2.17%) Tomcat
9 32 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 24 (1.53%) JBoss
11 23 (1.47%) WebSphere
12 19 (1.21%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.96%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 11 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
18 6 (0.38%) Confluence
19 5 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 149 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Workfront
2 1 (0.064%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 501 (31.97%) Office 365
2 447 (28.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 218 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
4 90 (5.74%) IaaS
5 89 (5.68%) SaaS
6 47 (3.00%) PaaS
7 40 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 36 (2.30%) Mimecast
9 31 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 14 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.89%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.83%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.38%) Azure Stack
13 5 (0.32%) GitHub
13 5 (0.32%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.32%) Yammer
14 4 (0.26%) Google Play
15 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 548 (34.97%) Firewall
2 417 (26.61%) DNS
3 382 (24.38%) WAN
4 356 (22.72%) LAN
5 350 (22.34%) NAS
6 321 (20.49%) DHCP
7 248 (15.83%) TCP/IP
8 185 (11.81%) VPN
9 180 (11.49%) VLAN
10 171 (10.91%) iSCSI
11 168 (10.72%) VoIP
12 162 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
13 130 (8.30%) Wireless
14 116 (7.40%) MPLS
15 91 (5.81%) Fibre Channel
16 74 (4.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 73 (4.66%) IPsec
17 73 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
18 70 (4.47%) SSL
19 65 (4.15%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.51%) MySQL
3 53 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
7 22 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
8 19 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (0.96%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.89%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.83%) MariaDB
13 13 (0.83%) Power BI
14 6 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.38%) DB2
14 6 (0.38%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (0.77%) Git (software)
1 12 (0.77%) JIRA
2 11 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.45%) MSI
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.13%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.13%) jMock
6 2 (0.13%) JUnit
6 2 (0.13%) Maven
6 2 (0.13%) Mockito
6 2 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.064%) GitLab
7 1 (0.064%) GoCD
7 1 (0.064%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.064%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.064%) WinDbg
General
1 213 (13.59%) Finance
2 69 (4.40%) Banking
3 66 (4.21%) Legal
3 66 (4.21%) Retail
4 40 (2.55%) Law
5 30 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.85%) Marketing
7 17 (1.08%) Advertising
8 14 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.45%) Electronics
10 6 (0.38%) Billing
10 6 (0.38%) Games
11 5 (0.32%) Back Office
12 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.26%) Military
13 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.064%) Automotive
14 1 (0.064%) German Language
Job Titles
1 383 (24.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 192 (12.25%) Analyst
3 141 (9.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 128 (8.17%) Support Engineer
5 126 (8.04%) Administrator
6 116 (7.40%) Network Engineer
7 114 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 109 (6.96%) IT Engineer
9 105 (6.70%) Systems Engineer
10 97 (6.19%) Systems Administrator
11 86 (5.49%) Architect
12 82 (5.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 78 (4.98%) VMware Engineer
14 71 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
15 70 (4.47%) Support Analyst
16 61 (3.89%) Infrastructure Manager
16 61 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
16 61 (3.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 58 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 52 (3.32%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (3.70%) LDAP
2 48 (3.06%) Web Services
3 28 (1.79%) Middleware
4 14 (0.89%) LAMP
5 13 (0.83%) 802.1X
5 13 (0.83%) YAML
6 7 (0.45%) Software Packaging
6 7 (0.45%) Spring
6 7 (0.45%) WSH
7 6 (0.38%) Flash
8 4 (0.26%) .NET
8 4 (0.26%) Django
8 4 (0.26%) Web Services Management
9 3 (0.19%) COM
9 3 (0.19%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.13%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.13%) Kafka
10 2 (0.13%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.13%) React
10 2 (0.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 348 (22.21%) Data Centre
2 128 (8.17%) Replication
3 118 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 114 (7.28%) Clustering
5 90 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (4.08%) Public Cloud
7 62 (3.96%) Management Information System
8 47 (3.00%) EMC VNX
9 40 (2.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 36 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 30 (1.91%) PKI
12 29 (1.85%) CMDB
13 28 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (1.66%) Fat Client
14 26 (1.66%) Thin Client
15 23 (1.47%) Private Cloud
16 22 (1.40%) Hedge funds
17 21 (1.34%) Driving Licence
18 13 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
19 12 (0.77%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,060 (67.65%) Windows
2 742 (47.35%) Windows Server
3 486 (31.01%) Linux
4 354 (22.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 337 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 120 (7.66%) Unix
7 95 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 95 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 94 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 76 (4.85%) Windows 10
10 58 (3.70%) CentOS
11 50 (3.19%) Windows 8
12 45 (2.87%) AIX
13 41 (2.62%) Data ONTAP
14 29 (1.85%) Solaris
15 27 (1.72%) Windows XP
16 24 (1.53%) Debian
17 21 (1.34%) Mac OS
18 17 (1.08%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (30.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 475 (30.31%) ITIL
3 218 (13.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 204 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
5 144 (9.19%) Migration
6 123 (7.85%) Change Management
7 113 (7.21%) Project Management
8 106 (6.76%) Service Management
9 100 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 99 (6.32%) Problem Management
11 97 (6.19%) Mentoring
12 96 (6.13%) Configuration Management
12 96 (6.13%) DevOps
13 80 (5.11%) ITIL V3
14 73 (4.66%) Information Security
14 73 (4.66%) Storage Management
15 71 (4.53%) High Availability
15 71 (4.53%) Server Management
16 69 (4.40%) Load Balancing
16 69 (4.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 352 (22.46%) SQL
2 278 (17.74%) PowerShell
3 73 (4.66%) Python
4 69 (4.40%) Bash Shell
5 64 (4.08%) Perl
6 34 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 31 (1.98%) Java
8 28 (1.79%) C
9 26 (1.66%) VBScript
10 14 (0.89%) Ruby
11 11 (0.70%) Korn
12 10 (0.64%) AWK
12 10 (0.64%) Bourne shell
12 10 (0.64%) C++
12 10 (0.64%) PHP
13 7 (0.45%) VB
14 6 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.32%) Go
16 4 (0.26%) JavaScript
17 2 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 266 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 247 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
3 189 (12.06%) CCNA
4 172 (10.98%) MCSE
5 136 (8.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 114 (7.28%) CCNP
7 111 (7.08%) Degree
8 98 (6.25%) MCSA
9 69 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
10 55 (3.51%) Security Cleared
11 51 (3.25%) MCP
12 37 (2.36%) MCITP
13 32 (2.04%) SC Cleared
14 31 (1.98%) RHCE
15 25 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
16 24 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
17 21 (1.34%) DV Cleared
18 19 (1.21%) CCAA
19 17 (1.08%) LPIC
20 13 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (9.25%) SLA
2 84 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (3.83%) GDPR
4 37 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (1.02%) COBIT
7 10 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (0.64%) PMO
8 9 (0.57%) HIPAA
8 9 (0.57%) ISO 22301
8 9 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.26%) QA
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.064%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.064%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.064%) PSD2
System Software
1 816 (52.07%) Active Directory
2 699 (44.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 420 (26.80%) Hyper-V
4 212 (13.53%) VMware ESXi
5 211 (13.47%) vSphere
6 129 (8.23%) XenApp
7 79 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
8 68 (4.34%) Virtual Machines
9 57 (3.64%) NFS
10 55 (3.51%) XenDesktop
11 43 (2.74%) Docker
12 36 (2.30%) Terminal Services
13 33 (2.11%) Firmware
14 31 (1.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 29 (1.85%) VMware NSX
16 20 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
17 19 (1.21%) DFS Replication
17 19 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.83%) Terminal Server
18 13 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 206 (13.15%) SCCM
2 109 (6.96%) Puppet
3 88 (5.62%) SCOM
3 88 (5.62%) WSUS
4 73 (4.66%) Ansible
5 72 (4.59%) Backup Exec
6 71 (4.53%) vCenter Server
7 50 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (2.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 37 (2.36%) Nagios
9 37 (2.36%) NetBackup
10 35 (2.23%) Kubernetes
11 33 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
12 27 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 24 (1.53%) FortiGate
14 20 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
15 18 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
15 18 (1.15%) SCDPM
15 18 (1.15%) Tivoli
16 17 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 1,076 (68.67%) VMware
2 720 (45.95%) Microsoft
3 593 (37.84%) Cisco
4 370 (23.61%) Citrix
5 259 (16.53%) HP
6 236 (15.06%) NetApp
7 165 (10.53%) EMC
8 162 (10.34%) Veeam
9 153 (9.76%) Dell
10 139 (8.87%) Red Hat
11 111 (7.08%) SolarWinds
12 85 (5.42%) CheckPoint
13 80 (5.11%) Oracle
14 74 (4.72%) Juniper
15 65 (4.15%) IBM
16 48 (3.06%) Palo Alto
16 48 (3.06%) Symantec
16 48 (3.06%) Veritas
17 43 (2.74%) F5
18 40 (2.55%) Mitel