Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 329 183 239
Rank change year-on-year -146 +56 +60
Permanent jobs citing SAN 125 110 324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 1.37% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.93% 6.96% 7.74%
Number of salaries quoted 93 81 272
10th Percentile £32,525 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £44,250
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.69% +0.57%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%

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 2,534 1,580 4,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.11% 19.69% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,716 1,295 3,332
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,638 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +10.64% -1.05%

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 20 October 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 20 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
Thames Valley -101 40 £50,000 +3.09% 13
Surrey -54 24 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Hampshire -136 22 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Buckinghamshire -62 21 £55,750 +17.37% 2
Kent -23 16 £39,000 +41.82% 4
Berkshire -71 16 £42,500 -34.62% 8
East Sussex -39 13 £33,250 +2.31% 1
West Sussex -12 5 £40,000 -4.76% 1
Oxfordshire -29 3 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Middlesex - 1 £57,500 - 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for SAN.

1 84 (67.20%) VMware
2 79 (63.20%) Windows
3 68 (54.40%) Microsoft
4 64 (51.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 61 (48.80%) Windows Server
6 59 (47.20%) Active Directory
6 59 (47.20%) Firewall
7 50 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
8 49 (39.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 47 (37.60%) Cisco
10 46 (36.80%) DNS
11 43 (34.40%) Azure
12 42 (33.60%) Social Skills
13 40 (32.00%) Linux
14 39 (31.20%) ITIL
15 38 (30.40%) Data Centre
16 35 (28.00%) VPN
17 33 (26.40%) PowerShell
18 32 (25.60%) Project Management
19 31 (24.80%) LAN
20 30 (24.00%) WAN
20 30 (24.00%) Hyper-V
21 29 (23.20%) DHCP
22 25 (20.00%) MS Exchange
23 24 (19.20%) VLAN
24 23 (18.40%) NAS
24 23 (18.40%) Fibre Channel
25 22 (17.60%) AWS
25 22 (17.60%) Mentoring
25 22 (17.60%) Degree

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 25 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.80%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.60%) IIS
4 3 (2.40%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.60%) Apache
5 2 (1.60%) JBoss
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.80%) MicroStation
1 6 (4.80%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 50 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
2 43 (34.40%) Azure
3 22 (17.60%) AWS
4 13 (10.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (5.60%) Mimecast
6 7 (5.60%) PaaS
7 6 (4.80%) Google Workspace
8 5 (4.00%) SaaS
9 4 (3.20%) IaaS
10 3 (2.40%) Cloudflare
11 2 (1.60%) Azure Storage
11 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.80%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 59 (47.20%) Firewall
2 46 (36.80%) DNS
3 35 (28.00%) VPN
4 31 (24.80%) LAN
5 30 (24.00%) WAN
6 29 (23.20%) DHCP
7 24 (19.20%) VLAN
8 23 (18.40%) Fibre Channel
8 23 (18.40%) NAS
9 21 (16.80%) Internet
10 20 (16.00%) iSCSI
11 18 (14.40%) TCP/IP
12 14 (11.20%) VoIP
13 13 (10.40%) Network Security
13 13 (10.40%) WLAN
14 11 (8.80%) MPLS
15 7 (5.60%) SMTP
16 6 (4.80%) BGP
16 6 (4.80%) FTP
16 6 (4.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) Metadata
2 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.80%) Burp Suite
General
1 42 (33.60%) Social Skills
2 15 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.60%) Organisational Skills
4 6 (4.80%) Documentation Skills
4 6 (4.80%) Games
4 6 (4.80%) Retail
5 5 (4.00%) Finance
5 5 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (3.20%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 4 (3.20%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Advertising
7 2 (1.60%) Local Government
7 2 (1.60%) Military
7 2 (1.60%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.80%) Automotive
8 1 (0.80%) Law
8 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (31.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 21 (16.80%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (9.60%) Infrastructure Manager
5 12 (9.60%) Server Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) IT Support
7 10 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) IT Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Architect
9 8 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (6.40%) IT Manager
9 8 (6.40%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) WSH
2 2 (1.60%) Middleware
2 2 (1.60%) POSIX
2 2 (1.60%) REST
3 1 (0.80%) .NET
3 1 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 38 (30.40%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.60%) Driving Licence
3 11 (8.80%) Clustering
4 8 (6.40%) Private Cloud
5 7 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.80%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (4.80%) Replication
6 6 (4.80%) Virtual Team
7 5 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.40%) IBM Storwize
9 3 (2.40%) iSeries
9 3 (2.40%) PKI
10 2 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.60%) NHS
10 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.60%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 79 (63.20%) Windows
2 61 (48.80%) Windows Server
3 40 (32.00%) Linux
4 20 (16.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.40%) Windows 10
7 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (4.80%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.00%) Mac OS X
10 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.20%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.40%) CentOS
12 3 (2.40%) Unix
13 2 (1.60%) Debian
13 2 (1.60%) Solaris
14 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (31.20%) ITIL
3 32 (25.60%) Project Management
4 22 (17.60%) Mentoring
5 15 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (11.20%) Migration
7 12 (9.60%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.20%) Change Management
8 9 (7.20%) DevOps
8 9 (7.20%) Problem Management
9 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
9 8 (6.40%) Network Virtualisation
9 8 (6.40%) Project Delivery
9 8 (6.40%) Storage Management
10 7 (5.60%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (5.60%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (4.80%) ArchiMate
11 6 (4.80%) Coaching
11 6 (4.80%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.40%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.60%) SQL
3 9 (7.20%) Bash Shell
4 7 (5.60%) Python
5 4 (3.20%) Java
5 4 (3.20%) VBScript
6 2 (1.60%) C
6 2 (1.60%) C++
6 2 (1.60%) Ruby
7 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) Degree
2 15 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.20%) CISSP
5 7 (5.60%) CCNA
5 7 (5.60%) SANS
6 6 (4.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (4.80%) MCSE
6 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.40%) CCNP
9 2 (1.60%) CCIE
9 2 (1.60%) CCIE Service Provider
9 2 (1.60%) CEH
9 2 (1.60%) CISM
9 2 (1.60%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.60%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.60%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.60%) MCSA
9 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) SLA
2 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (51.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (47.20%) Active Directory
3 30 (24.00%) Hyper-V
4 20 (16.00%) vSphere
5 11 (8.80%) Terminal Server
6 10 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.00%) NFS
7 5 (4.00%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.40%) VMware NSX
8 3 (2.40%) XenApp
9 2 (1.60%) Docker
9 2 (1.60%) iptables
9 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.60%) Postfix
9 2 (1.60%) Samba
9 2 (1.60%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.80%) LXC
10 1 (0.80%) pfSense
10 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (10.40%) SCCM
2 6 (4.80%) CSIRT
2 6 (4.80%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.80%) PowerCLI
3 5 (4.00%) Ansible
4 4 (3.20%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.20%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.60%) Icinga
5 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.60%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.60%) Puppet
5 2 (1.60%) SCOM
5 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.60%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 84 (67.20%) VMware
2 68 (54.40%) Microsoft
3 47 (37.60%) Cisco
4 21 (16.80%) Meraki
5 20 (16.00%) Citrix
6 16 (12.80%) Veeam
7 15 (12.00%) NetApp
8 13 (10.40%) HP
9 10 (8.00%) Oracle
10 9 (7.20%) Dell
10 9 (7.20%) EMC
10 9 (7.20%) Ivanti
11 8 (6.40%) CheckPoint
11 8 (6.40%) Juniper
12 7 (5.60%) Avaya
12 7 (5.60%) Hitachi
13 6 (4.80%) Adobe
13 6 (4.80%) Apple
13 6 (4.80%) Google
13 6 (4.80%) Vectorworks