Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 112 160
Rank change year-on-year -95 +48 +35
Permanent jobs citing SAN 136 96 206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.27% 2.35% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.31% 14.31% 9.75%
Number of salaries quoted 126 92 164
10th Percentile £35,000 £23,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £37,039 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +28.24% -7.40% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £43,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £59,375 £49,875 £56,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -3.54%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,461 671 2,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.64% 16.40% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 524 1,564
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £33,188 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,806 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.72% +2.41% +3.75%
75th Percentile £54,000 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the Midlands

SAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SAN in the Midlands.

Salary trend for SAN in the Midlands

SAN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SAN in the Midlands

SAN
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
West Midlands -87 78 £47,500 +37.68% 17
East Midlands -32 57 £48,750 +30.00% 17
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 96 (70.59%) VMware
2 78 (57.35%) Windows
3 70 (51.47%) Active Directory
4 68 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 65 (47.79%) Azure
6 59 (43.38%) Microsoft
7 58 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 55 (40.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 54 (39.71%) Cisco
10 53 (38.97%) Hyper-V
10 53 (38.97%) Microsoft 365
11 39 (28.68%) Linux
12 35 (25.74%) NAS
12 35 (25.74%) Data Centre
13 32 (23.53%) AWS
14 30 (22.06%) Social Skills
15 29 (21.32%) vSphere
16 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (19.85%) ITIL
16 27 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
16 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2019
17 26 (19.12%) CCNP
17 26 (19.12%) PowerShell
18 25 (18.38%) Replication
18 25 (18.38%) Disaster Recovery
19 24 (17.65%) Firewall
19 24 (17.65%) VLAN
19 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2016
19 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (16.91%) HP

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 22 (16.18%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.03%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.94%) IIS
3 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 65 (47.79%) Azure
2 53 (38.97%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (23.53%) AWS
4 21 (15.44%) SaaS
5 18 (13.24%) PaaS
6 12 (8.82%) IaaS
7 8 (5.88%) Google Workspace
8 6 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.94%) Azure Stack
9 4 (2.94%) Cohesity
10 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.74%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.74%) NAS
2 24 (17.65%) Firewall
2 24 (17.65%) VLAN
3 22 (16.18%) DNS
4 19 (13.97%) DHCP
5 17 (12.50%) VPN
5 17 (12.50%) WAN
6 16 (11.76%) LAN
7 14 (10.29%) Wireless
8 12 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (5.88%) WLAN
10 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.21%) Cisco Firepower
12 3 (2.21%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.21%) MPLS
12 3 (2.21%) SD-WAN
12 3 (2.21%) SMTP
13 2 (1.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.74%) Metadata
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.74%) AutoIt
General
1 30 (22.06%) Social Skills
2 11 (8.09%) Organisational Skills
3 10 (7.35%) Finance
3 10 (7.35%) Presentation Skills
3 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.15%) Games
4 7 (5.15%) Law
5 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.94%) Automotive
6 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (30.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 15 (11.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (11.03%) Consultant
4 15 (11.03%) Technical Consultant
5 14 (10.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) Infrastructure Support
7 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (7.35%) Server Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Network Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) SAN Consultant
8 9 (6.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 9 (6.62%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
9 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Administrator
9 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) .NET
1 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.74%) Loki
1 1 (0.74%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.74%) Data Centre
2 25 (18.38%) Replication
3 16 (11.76%) Public Cloud
4 13 (9.56%) HP Storage
5 9 (6.62%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.88%) Clustering
6 8 (5.88%) Driving Licence
7 6 (4.41%) Fat Client
7 6 (4.41%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (2.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (2.21%) FlexPod
9 3 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.21%) NHS
10 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 78 (57.35%) Windows
2 68 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 39 (28.68%) Linux
4 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2019
5 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (11.03%) Unix
7 5 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.94%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.47%) CentOS
10 2 (1.47%) Debian
10 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (19.85%) ITIL
3 25 (18.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (14.71%) Patch Management
5 17 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 17 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 16 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 14 (10.29%) Change Management
8 13 (9.56%) IT Strategy
9 12 (8.82%) Server Management
10 11 (8.09%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (8.09%) Data Protection
10 11 (8.09%) Line Management
10 11 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (7.35%) Presales
12 9 (6.62%) Converged Infrastructure
12 9 (6.62%) SIEM
13 8 (5.88%) High Availability
13 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure as Code
13 8 (5.88%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.12%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.09%) SQL
3 4 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.21%) VBScript
5 2 (1.47%) C
6 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (19.12%) CCNP
3 23 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (16.18%) MCSA
5 19 (13.97%) CCNA
6 15 (11.03%) MCSE
7 11 (8.09%) Degree
7 11 (8.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (7.35%) NCSIE
9 9 (6.62%) VCAP
10 6 (4.41%) CCDP
11 3 (2.21%) MCP
11 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.47%) CCIE
13 1 (0.74%) CAPM
13 1 (0.74%) CCDA
13 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.74%) PMP
13 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) PMO
3 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) NIST
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (51.47%) Active Directory
2 58 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (38.97%) Hyper-V
4 29 (21.32%) vSphere
5 21 (15.44%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (8.09%) NFS
7 8 (5.88%) Terminal Server
8 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (5.15%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.21%) Docker
10 1 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (13.97%) SCCM
2 10 (7.35%) Ansible
3 8 (5.88%) vCenter Server
3 8 (5.88%) WSUS
4 7 (5.15%) SCOM
5 6 (4.41%) Kubernetes
5 6 (4.41%) NetBackup
6 5 (3.68%) vRealize
7 4 (2.94%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (2.21%) FortiGate
8 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.47%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.74%) Avamar
10 1 (0.74%) EnCase
10 1 (0.74%) FTK
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.74%) Nessus
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.74%) Rancher
Vendors
1 96 (70.59%) VMware
2 59 (43.38%) Microsoft
3 54 (39.71%) Cisco
4 23 (16.91%) Citrix
4 23 (16.91%) HP
5 22 (16.18%) NetApp
6 18 (13.24%) Dell
6 18 (13.24%) Veeam
7 15 (11.03%) EMC
8 14 (10.29%) Aruba
9 13 (9.56%) Juniper
10 12 (8.82%) Meraki
11 10 (7.35%) Nimble Storage
12 9 (6.62%) Sophos
13 8 (5.88%) Isilon
13 8 (5.88%) SolarWinds
14 7 (5.15%) Zerto
15 6 (4.41%) Red Hat
16 5 (3.68%) McAfee
16 5 (3.68%) Palo Alto