Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 266 215 264
Rank change year-on-year -51 +49 +13
Permanent jobs citing SAN 175 135 288
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.07% 1.13% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 6.37% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 132 105 244
10th Percentile £32,625 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.37% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,700 £66,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -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 2,308 2,120 4,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.12% 17.75% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,678 1,734 3,374
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,250 £35,319 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -37 53 £55,000 +11.11% 21
Kent +6 43 £38,000 -5.00% 3
Surrey 0 37 £55,000 -12.00% 8
Buckinghamshire -10 31 £55,000 +14.58% 8
Hampshire -91 19 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Berkshire -44 18 £37,500 -36.17% 6
East Sussex -29 12 £33,250 +0.76% 2
West Sussex -5 6 £40,000 -42.86%
Oxfordshire -21 4 £58,750 -19.52% 7
Middlesex - 1 £57,500 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 110 (62.86%) VMware
2 100 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 96 (54.86%) Active Directory
4 89 (50.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 88 (50.29%) Windows
6 86 (49.14%) Firewall
6 86 (49.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 70 (40.00%) Cisco
8 66 (37.71%) PowerShell
9 62 (35.43%) Windows Server
10 61 (34.86%) Social Skills
11 60 (34.29%) NAS
11 60 (34.29%) VPN
12 57 (32.57%) Microsoft 365
13 55 (31.43%) Data Centre
14 54 (30.86%) DNS
14 54 (30.86%) MS Exchange
15 50 (28.57%) Azure
16 49 (28.00%) Linux
16 49 (28.00%) WAN
17 45 (25.71%) Fibre Channel
17 45 (25.71%) ITIL
17 45 (25.71%) LAN
17 45 (25.71%) VLAN
18 43 (24.57%) iSCSI
18 43 (24.57%) Project Management
18 43 (24.57%) Hyper-V
19 37 (21.14%) Mentoring
20 35 (20.00%) DHCP
21 34 (19.43%) Citrix

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 54 (30.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.29%) IIS
4 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.71%) Apache
6 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.14%) JBoss
7 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.14%) WordPress
8 1 (0.57%) nginx
8 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.43%) MicroStation
2 6 (3.43%) Revit
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 57 (32.57%) Microsoft 365
2 50 (28.57%) Azure
3 33 (18.86%) AWS
4 13 (7.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (6.86%) PaaS
6 10 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (5.14%) IaaS
7 9 (5.14%) SaaS
8 8 (4.57%) Google Workspace
8 8 (4.57%) Mimecast
9 7 (4.00%) OpenShift
10 4 (2.29%) Cloudflare
11 3 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.14%) Slack
13 1 (0.57%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 86 (49.14%) Firewall
2 60 (34.29%) NAS
2 60 (34.29%) VPN
3 54 (30.86%) DNS
4 49 (28.00%) WAN
5 45 (25.71%) Fibre Channel
5 45 (25.71%) LAN
5 45 (25.71%) VLAN
6 43 (24.57%) iSCSI
7 35 (20.00%) DHCP
8 30 (17.14%) TCP/IP
8 30 (17.14%) WLAN
9 22 (12.57%) Internet
10 17 (9.71%) Network Security
11 12 (6.86%) MPLS
12 8 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (4.57%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (4.00%) BGP
13 7 (4.00%) NetScaler
13 7 (4.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.71%) ObjectStore
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.57%) Burp Suite
General
1 61 (34.86%) Social Skills
2 27 (15.43%) Organisational Skills
3 12 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.43%) Documentation Skills
5 6 (3.43%) Finance
5 6 (3.43%) Games
6 4 (2.29%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (1.71%) Automotive
7 3 (1.71%) Billing
7 3 (1.71%) Military
7 3 (1.71%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.71%) Retail
8 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 2 (1.14%) Local Government
8 2 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 80 (45.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (27.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 39 (22.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.71%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 12 (6.86%) IT Support
7 11 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.71%) Design Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (5.71%) IT Manager
9 9 (5.14%) Analyst
9 9 (5.14%) Network Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.14%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Architect
10 8 (4.57%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.14%) LDAP
2 3 (1.71%) Middleware
2 3 (1.71%) REST
3 2 (1.14%) WSH
4 1 (0.57%) .NET
4 1 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 55 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.86%) Clustering
3 11 (6.29%) Private Cloud
4 10 (5.71%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (4.00%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.43%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.29%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.29%) PKI
10 3 (1.71%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (1.71%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.71%) IBM Storwize
10 3 (1.71%) iSeries
10 3 (1.71%) Replication
10 3 (1.71%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 88 (50.29%) Windows
2 62 (35.43%) Windows Server
3 49 (28.00%) Linux
4 26 (14.86%) Windows Server 2016
5 23 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.86%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (10.29%) Windows 10
8 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.57%) Unix
10 8 (4.57%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.71%) CentOS
11 3 (1.71%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.71%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.14%) Debian
12 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.14%) Solaris
12 2 (1.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (50.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (25.71%) ITIL
3 43 (24.57%) Project Management
4 37 (21.14%) Mentoring
5 18 (10.29%) Configuration Management
5 18 (10.29%) Network Virtualisation
5 18 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (9.14%) DevOps
7 11 (6.29%) Change Management
7 11 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (6.29%) Migration
7 11 (6.29%) Requirements Gathering
7 11 (6.29%) Storage Management
8 10 (5.71%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 8 (4.57%) Converged Infrastructure
10 8 (4.57%) Project Delivery
10 8 (4.57%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (37.71%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.86%) SQL
3 11 (6.29%) Python
4 10 (5.71%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.43%) Java
6 5 (2.86%) Perl
7 3 (1.71%) C
8 2 (1.14%) Ruby
8 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (11.43%) Degree
4 15 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.86%) CCNP
5 12 (6.86%) CISSP
6 9 (5.14%) SANS
6 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.57%) CCNA
7 8 (4.57%) MCSE
7 8 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (4.00%) CISM
8 7 (4.00%) MCITP
9 6 (3.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.86%) MCP
11 4 (2.29%) CEH
11 4 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.71%) CISA
12 3 (1.71%) CISMP
12 3 (1.71%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) SLA
2 6 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.14%) NIST
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (54.86%) Active Directory
2 86 (49.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (24.57%) Hyper-V
4 32 (18.29%) Terminal Server
5 19 (10.86%) XenApp
6 17 (9.71%) vSphere
7 12 (6.86%) XenDesktop
8 9 (5.14%) Terminal Services
8 9 (5.14%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (4.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (4.57%) NFS
10 7 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (2.29%) Docker
12 4 (2.29%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.14%) iptables
13 2 (1.14%) LXC
13 2 (1.14%) pfSense
13 2 (1.14%) Postfix
13 2 (1.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 15 (8.57%) Ansible
2 11 (6.29%) SCCM
3 9 (5.14%) vRealize
4 8 (4.57%) HAProxy
4 8 (4.57%) Kubernetes
5 7 (4.00%) FortiGate
6 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (3.43%) PowerCLI
6 6 (3.43%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.86%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.86%) SCOM
7 5 (2.86%) WSUS
8 4 (2.29%) CSIRT
8 4 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.29%) Puppet
9 3 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.71%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 110 (62.86%) VMware
2 100 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 70 (40.00%) Cisco
4 34 (19.43%) Citrix
5 27 (15.43%) NetApp
6 23 (13.14%) Veeam
7 19 (10.86%) Dell
8 17 (9.71%) HP
8 17 (9.71%) Oracle
9 16 (9.14%) Meraki
10 14 (8.00%) F5
10 14 (8.00%) IBM
10 14 (8.00%) Red Hat
11 12 (6.86%) CheckPoint
12 10 (5.71%) Juniper
13 8 (4.57%) EMC
13 8 (4.57%) ESET
13 8 (4.57%) Infoblox
13 8 (4.57%) Proofpoint
14 7 (4.00%) Palo Alto