Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 262 204
Rank change year-on-year +12 -58 -25
Permanent jobs citing SAN 933 1,132 1,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.23% 1.28% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.47% 7.92% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 749 904 1,459
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,484 14,301 16,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.52% 16.12% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,497 11,023 13,338
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,050 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the UK excluding London

SAN
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAN in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SAN in the UK excluding London

SAN
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for SAN in the UK excluding London

SAN
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. 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
South East +64 312 £42,500 -3.41% 62
North of England -46 210 £40,000 +6.67% 73
Midlands +21 201 £40,000 -1.23% 48
West Midlands +52 116 £40,000 - 32
North West -32 106 £40,000 +11.11% 40
Yorkshire -6 98 £42,000 +7.69% 29
South West +22 87 £42,500 +13.33% 18
East Midlands +5 85 £45,000 +8.43% 16
East of England -31 44 £40,000 -9.09% 23
Scotland +20 32 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Wales 0 30 £38,500 +2.67% 17
Northern Ireland +25 17 £32,000 -28.89% 1
North East -1 6 £38,750 +10.71% 4
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SAN.

1 611 (65.49%) VMware
2 603 (64.63%) Windows
3 493 (52.84%) Microsoft
4 455 (48.77%) Active Directory
5 409 (43.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 384 (41.16%) Windows Server
7 336 (36.01%) Office 365
8 305 (32.69%) Cisco
9 292 (31.30%) Azure
10 288 (30.87%) Hyper-V
11 287 (30.76%) Firewall
11 287 (30.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 250 (26.80%) NAS
13 249 (26.69%) WAN
14 246 (26.37%) LAN
15 238 (25.51%) ITIL
16 235 (25.19%) Citrix
17 222 (23.79%) Data Centre
18 221 (23.69%) Linux
19 218 (23.37%) DNS
20 214 (22.94%) MS Exchange
21 201 (21.54%) DHCP
22 195 (20.90%) SQL Server
23 166 (17.79%) SCCM
24 159 (17.04%) PowerShell
25 158 (16.93%) SQL
26 151 (16.18%) HP
27 149 (15.97%) NetApp
28 146 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
29 142 (15.22%) TCP/IP

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 214 (22.94%) MS Exchange
2 126 (13.50%) SharePoint
3 89 (9.54%) Skype for Business
4 60 (6.43%) IIS
5 56 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.04%) Apache
8 11 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.86%) SAS
9 8 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.86%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.64%) nginx
10 6 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.43%) Confluence
12 4 (0.43%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 64 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.43%) Workfront
2 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 336 (36.01%) Office 365
2 292 (31.30%) Azure
3 119 (12.75%) AWS
4 37 (3.97%) SaaS
5 26 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.71%) IaaS
8 13 (1.39%) Yammer
9 11 (1.18%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.75%) PaaS
11 5 (0.54%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.21%) G Suite
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.11%) AtomSphere
14 1 (0.11%) Boomi
14 1 (0.11%) GCP
14 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 287 (30.76%) Firewall
2 250 (26.80%) NAS
3 249 (26.69%) WAN
4 246 (26.37%) LAN
5 218 (23.37%) DNS
6 201 (21.54%) DHCP
7 142 (15.22%) TCP/IP
8 112 (12.00%) Wireless
9 98 (10.50%) VPN
10 73 (7.82%) iSCSI
10 73 (7.82%) VoIP
11 70 (7.50%) VLAN
12 65 (6.97%) SMTP
13 64 (6.86%) Cisco ASA
14 63 (6.75%) Fibre Channel
15 57 (6.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 56 (6.00%) Internet
17 49 (5.25%) Wi-Fi
18 39 (4.18%) Skype
19 38 (4.07%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 19 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.18%) Power BI
4 11 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.96%) MySQL
6 8 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.32%) Big Data
10 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.21%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.21%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 7 (0.75%) Jenkins
1 7 (0.75%) JIRA
2 4 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.32%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.11%) JUnit
4 1 (0.11%) MSI
4 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.11%) Subversion
4 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (6.86%) Finance
2 45 (4.82%) Public Sector
3 38 (4.07%) Retail
4 20 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.82%) Legal
5 17 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.07%) Games
6 10 (1.07%) Marketing
7 8 (0.86%) Local Government
7 8 (0.86%) Publishing
8 5 (0.54%) Advertising
8 5 (0.54%) Law
8 5 (0.54%) Military
9 4 (0.43%) German Language
9 4 (0.43%) Police
10 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.32%) Electronics
10 3 (0.32%) Social Housing
10 3 (0.32%) Welsh Language
11 2 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 252 (27.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 106 (11.36%) Support Engineer
3 99 (10.61%) IT Engineer
4 87 (9.32%) Network Engineer
5 82 (8.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 78 (8.36%) Analyst
7 64 (6.86%) Architect
7 64 (6.86%) IT Support
8 62 (6.65%) Systems Engineer
9 54 (5.79%) Consultant
10 53 (5.68%) IT Support Engineer
11 50 (5.36%) Administrator
12 48 (5.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 42 (4.50%) Senior IT Engineer
14 41 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
15 40 (4.29%) Technical Architect
16 37 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 36 (3.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 35 (3.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
18 35 (3.75%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.82%) Web Services
2 29 (3.11%) LDAP
3 19 (2.04%) .NET
4 16 (1.71%) Middleware
5 10 (1.07%) MAPI
6 8 (0.86%) XML
7 7 (0.75%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.64%) HTML
9 5 (0.54%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.43%) JSON
10 4 (0.43%) LAMP
11 3 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.21%) 802.1X
12 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.21%) REST
12 2 (0.21%) Servlets
12 2 (0.21%) Spring
13 1 (0.11%) COM+
13 1 (0.11%) CSS
13 1 (0.11%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 222 (23.79%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.65%) Management Information System
3 52 (5.57%) Replication
4 49 (5.25%) Clustering
5 44 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (4.07%) Driving Licence
7 33 (3.54%) PKI
8 32 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.57%) EMC VNX
10 18 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.93%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (1.71%) Fat Client
12 16 (1.71%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.71%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.39%) CMDB
13 13 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.96%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 603 (64.63%) Windows
2 384 (41.16%) Windows Server
3 221 (23.69%) Linux
4 146 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (10.29%) Unix
7 77 (8.25%) Windows 10
8 49 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (5.04%) Solaris
10 42 (4.50%) Windows 7
11 34 (3.64%) Ubuntu
12 27 (2.89%) CentOS
13 25 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (2.25%) AIX
15 18 (1.93%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.96%) SUSE
17 8 (0.86%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.64%) HPUX
19 5 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (30.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 238 (25.51%) ITIL
3 111 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 102 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (8.47%) Migration
6 74 (7.93%) Mentoring
7 66 (7.07%) Load Balancing
8 60 (6.43%) Service Delivery
9 53 (5.68%) Change Management
10 50 (5.36%) Configuration Management
11 48 (5.14%) IT Strategy
12 47 (5.04%) High Availability
13 44 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
14 43 (4.61%) Change Control
15 41 (4.39%) Service Management
16 40 (4.29%) Storage Management
17 37 (3.97%) Project Delivery
18 36 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
18 36 (3.86%) Information Security
18 36 (3.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (17.04%) PowerShell
2 158 (16.93%) SQL
3 46 (4.93%) Python
4 38 (4.07%) Bash Shell
5 32 (3.43%) Perl
6 23 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 22 (2.36%) Java
8 14 (1.50%) C
9 12 (1.29%) Korn
10 10 (1.07%) Ruby
11 8 (0.86%) Bourne shell
12 7 (0.75%) VBScript
13 6 (0.64%) AWK
14 5 (0.54%) ABAP
14 5 (0.54%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.54%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.21%) C-shell
15 2 (0.21%) VB
16 1 (0.11%) ActionScript 2.0
16 1 (0.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 140 (15.01%) Cisco Certification
2 122 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 96 (10.29%) MCSE
4 95 (10.18%) CCNP
5 82 (8.79%) Degree
6 69 (7.40%) CCNA
7 58 (6.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (4.93%) Security Cleared
9 31 (3.32%) MCSA
10 29 (3.11%) SC Cleared
11 21 (2.25%) DBS Check
12 18 (1.93%) TOGAF Certification
13 16 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (1.71%) CCIE
14 15 (1.61%) CCA
14 15 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (1.50%) MCITP
16 12 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (1.29%) MCP
17 10 (1.07%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.22%) SLA
2 24 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.61%) GDPR
4 8 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.75%) PMO
6 6 (0.64%) QA
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.21%) NCSC
7 2 (0.21%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 455 (48.77%) Active Directory
2 409 (43.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 288 (30.87%) Hyper-V
4 80 (8.57%) XenApp
5 66 (7.07%) vSphere
6 61 (6.54%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (6.11%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
9 34 (3.64%) Terminal Services
10 25 (2.68%) NFS
11 24 (2.57%) XenDesktop
12 23 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 18 (1.93%) Firmware
13 18 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (1.39%) VMware NSX
15 10 (1.07%) KVM
16 9 (0.96%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.86%) Docker
18 6 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 5 (0.54%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 166 (17.79%) SCCM
2 64 (6.86%) WSUS
3 47 (5.04%) NetBackup
4 41 (4.39%) Backup Exec
5 36 (3.86%) Cisco Prime
5 36 (3.86%) Puppet
6 34 (3.64%) SCOM
7 29 (3.11%) vCenter Server
8 25 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 25 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (2.04%) Nagios
9 19 (2.04%) vRealize
10 17 (1.82%) Ansible
11 16 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
12 14 (1.50%) AirWatch
12 14 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
13 13 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (1.29%) Avamar
15 10 (1.07%) Oracle ZFS
16 8 (0.86%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 611 (65.49%) VMware
2 493 (52.84%) Microsoft
3 305 (32.69%) Cisco
4 235 (25.19%) Citrix
5 151 (16.18%) HP
6 149 (15.97%) NetApp
7 105 (11.25%) Veeam
8 95 (10.18%) EMC
9 73 (7.82%) Dell
10 71 (7.61%) SolarWinds
11 65 (6.97%) Oracle
12 47 (5.04%) Red Hat
13 46 (4.93%) CheckPoint
14 44 (4.72%) 3PAR
15 43 (4.61%) Forcepoint
16 41 (4.39%) F5
16 41 (4.39%) IBM
17 37 (3.97%) Palo Alto
18 35 (3.75%) Brocade
19 34 (3.64%) Meraki