Period
to 17 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > South West
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 170 228
Rank change year-on-year -56 +58 -11
Permanent jobs citing SAN 59 85 104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.88% 1.38% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 7.66% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 53 75 80
10th Percentile £22,500 £29,300 £27,725
25th Percentile £32,750 £36,000 £31,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £42,500 £39,625
Median % change year-on-year -8.24% +7.26% -0.94%
75th Percentile £47,500 £53,125 £44,813
90th Percentile £53,750 £75,000 £51,375
England median annual salary £47,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.50% +11.11% -2.29%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,051 1,109 1,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.76% 17.96% 16.65%
Number of salaries quoted 736 906 1,257
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,625 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,250 £29,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,362 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.29% +3.92% -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the South West

SAN
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for SAN in the South West

SAN
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN in the South West over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SAN in the South West

SAN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 May 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
Somerset +14 17 £39,000 -40.00%
Gloucestershire -8 16 £31,250 -26.47% 4
Bristol -42 11 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Dorset -6 7 £22,500 -38.78%
Devon - 5 £33,500 - 1
Cornwall -6 2 - -
Wiltshire 0 1 £32,500 -7.80% 2
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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 West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 54 (91.53%) VMware
2 45 (76.27%) Windows
3 41 (69.49%) Microsoft
4 37 (62.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (54.24%) Windows Server
6 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
7 26 (44.07%) Veeam
8 24 (40.68%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (40.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 23 (38.98%) Hyper-V
10 22 (37.29%) Citrix
11 20 (33.90%) ITIL
11 20 (33.90%) Linux
11 20 (33.90%) Azure
12 19 (32.20%) Microsoft 365
12 19 (32.20%) DNS
13 18 (30.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (28.81%) XenDesktop
15 16 (27.12%) Sophos
15 16 (27.12%) MCSE
16 15 (25.42%) Firewall
16 15 (25.42%) PowerShell
17 14 (23.73%) DHCP
17 14 (23.73%) Dell
18 13 (22.03%) Social Skills
19 12 (20.34%) XenApp
19 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
20 11 (18.64%) SLA
21 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 10 (16.95%) Server Patching

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (33.90%) Azure
2 19 (32.20%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (13.56%) Google Workspace
4 5 (8.47%) AWS
5 2 (3.39%) IaaS
5 2 (3.39%) PaaS
5 2 (3.39%) SaaS
6 1 (1.69%) GCP
6 1 (1.69%) Power Automate
6 1 (1.69%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) DNS
2 15 (25.42%) Firewall
3 14 (23.73%) DHCP
4 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
5 8 (13.56%) FTP
6 7 (11.86%) VPN
7 6 (10.17%) NAS
7 6 (10.17%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (6.78%) Wireless
9 3 (5.08%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (5.08%) LAN
9 3 (5.08%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.39%) Internet
10 2 (3.39%) Skype
10 2 (3.39%) VoIP
10 2 (3.39%) VSAN
11 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.69%) MPLS
11 1 (1.69%) SD-WAN
11 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 13 (22.03%) Social Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.69%) French Language
3 1 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) Server Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Server Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Administrator
5 6 (10.17%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Server Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Server Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (6.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) IT Manager
7 4 (6.78%) IT Technician
7 4 (6.78%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) JSON
1 2 (3.39%) LAMP
1 2 (3.39%) WAMP
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.39%) Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Replication
2 2 (3.39%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 45 (76.27%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Windows Server
3 20 (33.90%) Linux
4 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (5.08%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.69%) AIX
10 1 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.69%) Unix
10 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (33.90%) ITIL
3 10 (16.95%) Proactive Maintenance
3 10 (16.95%) Server Patching
4 8 (13.56%) Antivirus Management
4 8 (13.56%) E-Commerce
4 8 (13.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (13.56%) Security Hardening
4 8 (13.56%) Server Management
5 6 (10.17%) Fault Analysis
6 5 (8.47%) DevOps
7 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.78%) Migration
7 4 (6.78%) Project Delivery
7 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.08%) Decision-Making
8 3 (5.08%) Proactive Management
8 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) VB
3 2 (3.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (27.12%) MCSE
3 4 (6.78%) MCSA
4 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.39%) CCA
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) SLA
2 8 (13.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (13.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 8 (13.56%) GDPR
3 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (62.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
3 24 (40.68%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (38.98%) Hyper-V
5 17 (28.81%) XenDesktop
6 12 (20.34%) XenApp
7 8 (13.56%) Shibboleth
7 8 (13.56%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (13.56%) vSphere
8 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (10.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (3.39%) VMware NSX
11 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (13.56%) Single Sign-On
1 8 (13.56%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (6.78%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (6.78%) SCCM
3 3 (5.08%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.39%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.69%) Ansible
5 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 54 (91.53%) VMware
2 41 (69.49%) Microsoft
3 26 (44.07%) Veeam
4 22 (37.29%) Citrix
5 16 (27.12%) Sophos
6 14 (23.73%) Dell
7 9 (15.25%) Google
7 9 (15.25%) Red Hat
8 8 (13.56%) Cisco
8 8 (13.56%) McAfee
8 8 (13.56%) SolarWinds
9 7 (11.86%) HP
9 7 (11.86%) Symantec
10 5 (8.47%) Dell Compellent
10 5 (8.47%) EMC
10 5 (8.47%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (6.78%) DataCore
11 4 (6.78%) NetApp
11 4 (6.78%) SonicWALL
12 3 (5.08%) Apple