Period
to 23 April 2021

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

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 225 266 276
Rank change year-on-year +41 +10 -23
Permanent jobs citing SAN 154 193 261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 0.99% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 5.75% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 118 150 219
10th Percentile £34,250 £30,453 £28,950
25th Percentile £38,625 £39,250 £38,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +2.15% -0.53%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,344 £60,000
90th Percentile £67,875 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £46,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.00% +11.11% -

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,895 3,356 4,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.87% 17.17% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,467 2,676 3,451
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,938 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the South East

SAN
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SAN in the South East

SAN
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN in the South East over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SAN in the South East

SAN
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 April 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
Thames Valley +43 52 £51,750 +8.95% 13
Surrey +40 42 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Kent +31 32 £38,000 +2.58% 2
Buckinghamshire +37 27 £55,000 +15.79% 7
Hampshire +7 16 £50,000 - 11
Berkshire +21 15 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Oxfordshire +21 10 £60,500 -11.68% 3
West Sussex +3 5 £60,000 +26.32%
East Sussex +19 4 £50,000 +11.11%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 South East region with a requirement for SAN.

1 113 (73.38%) Active Directory
2 108 (70.13%) VMware
3 106 (68.83%) Microsoft
4 84 (54.55%) Windows
5 83 (53.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 79 (51.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 77 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 73 (47.40%) Azure
9 68 (44.16%) Windows Server
10 66 (42.86%) Data Centre
11 65 (42.21%) Cisco
12 62 (40.26%) NAS
13 56 (36.36%) DNS
13 56 (36.36%) Firewall
14 54 (35.06%) AWS
15 51 (33.12%) Microsoft 365
15 51 (33.12%) Hyper-V
16 45 (29.22%) MS Exchange
17 40 (25.97%) SQL Server
18 39 (25.32%) WAN
19 37 (24.03%) DHCP
19 37 (24.03%) Citrix
20 36 (23.38%) VLAN
21 35 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
21 35 (22.73%) Veeam
21 35 (22.73%) VPN
21 35 (22.73%) LAN
22 34 (22.08%) SCCM
22 34 (22.08%) Windows Server 2019
23 33 (21.43%) Windows Server 2016

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 45 (29.22%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.90%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.60%) IIS
7 3 (1.95%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.30%) Apache
8 2 (1.30%) WordPress
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.65%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (47.40%) Azure
2 54 (35.06%) AWS
3 51 (33.12%) Microsoft 365
4 26 (16.88%) IaaS
5 25 (16.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (16.23%) PaaS
6 23 (14.94%) SaaS
7 17 (11.04%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.95%) Slack
9 2 (1.30%) Google Workspace
9 2 (1.30%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.65%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.65%) GCP
10 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (40.26%) NAS
2 56 (36.36%) DNS
2 56 (36.36%) Firewall
3 39 (25.32%) WAN
4 37 (24.03%) DHCP
5 36 (23.38%) VLAN
6 35 (22.73%) LAN
6 35 (22.73%) VPN
7 29 (18.83%) iSCSI
8 27 (17.53%) Fibre Channel
9 23 (14.94%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 22 (14.29%) WLAN
11 7 (4.55%) Network Security
11 7 (4.55%) Skype
12 6 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (2.60%) Internet
14 4 (2.60%) IP Telephony
14 4 (2.60%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.95%) ObjectStore
5 2 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) Big Data
6 1 (0.65%) Power BI
6 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) JIRA
2 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (1.95%) Advertising
3 3 (1.95%) Billing
4 2 (1.30%) Automotive
4 2 (1.30%) Electronics
4 2 (1.30%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.65%) Local Government
5 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 67 (43.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (23.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 30 (19.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (11.04%) Technical Leader
5 15 (9.74%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
6 14 (9.09%) Design Engineer
6 14 (9.09%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (4.55%) Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.90%) Administrator
9 6 (3.90%) Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.25%) IT Support
10 5 (3.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.34%) LDAP
2 2 (1.30%) Velocity
3 1 (0.65%) Middleware
3 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 24 (15.58%) Public Cloud
3 19 (12.34%) Organisational Skills
4 10 (6.49%) Private Cloud
5 7 (4.55%) Replication
6 6 (3.90%) Clustering
7 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.60%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.60%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.60%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.95%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.95%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.30%) CCTV
10 2 (1.30%) PKI
10 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 84 (54.55%) Windows
2 68 (44.16%) Windows Server
3 35 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (22.08%) Windows Server 2019
5 33 (21.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 26 (16.88%) Linux
7 13 (8.44%) Windows 10
8 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.55%) Unix
11 4 (2.60%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.95%) CentOS
12 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.30%) FreeNAS
13 2 (1.30%) VMS
14 1 (0.65%) Debian
14 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (51.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (17.53%) DevOps
3 25 (16.23%) Project Management
4 23 (14.94%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 23 (14.94%) ITIL
4 23 (14.94%) Load Balancing
4 23 (14.94%) Mentoring
5 22 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (12.99%) Network Virtualisation
6 20 (12.99%) Requirements Gathering
7 18 (11.69%) Converged Infrastructure
8 17 (11.04%) eTOM
9 13 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.84%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.84%) Migration
11 7 (4.55%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.55%) Server Monitoring
12 6 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.90%) High Availability
12 6 (3.90%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 77 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 21 (13.64%) SQL
3 7 (4.55%) Python
4 4 (2.60%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.60%) Perl
5 3 (1.95%) C
5 3 (1.95%) Java
6 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.30%) Tcl
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (19.48%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 24 (15.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (12.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (12.34%) CCNP
6 19 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.84%) MCITP
8 8 (5.19%) CISM
8 8 (5.19%) CISSP
8 8 (5.19%) Degree
8 8 (5.19%) MCSE
9 7 (4.55%) MCP
10 4 (2.60%) CCNA
11 3 (1.95%) MCSA
11 3 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.30%) CEH
12 2 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (1.30%) CISA
12 2 (1.30%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) SLA
2 6 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.25%) NIST
4 3 (1.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 113 (73.38%) Active Directory
2 83 (53.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (33.12%) Hyper-V
4 29 (18.83%) XenApp
5 23 (14.94%) Terminal Server
6 22 (14.29%) XenDesktop
7 20 (12.99%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (11.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 15 (9.74%) vSphere
10 9 (5.84%) NFS
11 8 (5.19%) Terminal Services
12 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (2.60%) Docker
14 3 (1.95%) KVM
14 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (1.95%) VMware NSX
15 2 (1.30%) Samba
15 2 (1.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 2 (1.30%) vCloud
15 2 (1.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (22.08%) SCCM
2 27 (17.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (16.23%) SCVMM
4 24 (15.58%) Ansible
5 20 (12.99%) vRealize
6 18 (11.69%) HAProxy
7 17 (11.04%) Kubernetes
8 6 (3.90%) Puppet
8 6 (3.90%) WSUS
9 4 (2.60%) FortiGate
9 4 (2.60%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.60%) SCOM
10 3 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.95%) Terraform
11 2 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.30%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.65%) SCSM
Vendors
1 108 (70.13%) VMware
2 106 (68.83%) Microsoft
3 65 (42.21%) Cisco
4 37 (24.03%) Citrix
5 35 (22.73%) Veeam
6 33 (21.43%) Dell
7 25 (16.23%) Oracle
8 24 (15.58%) F5
8 24 (15.58%) Red Hat
9 19 (12.34%) IBM
10 18 (11.69%) Infoblox
11 16 (10.39%) NetApp
12 14 (9.09%) HP
13 13 (8.44%) EMC
13 13 (8.44%) SolarWinds
14 12 (7.79%) ServiceNow
15 6 (3.90%) CheckPoint
15 6 (3.90%) Dell Compellent
15 6 (3.90%) Juniper
15 6 (3.90%) Sophos