Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 214 245 235
Rank change year-on-year +31 -10 -36
Permanent jobs citing SAN 499 1,110 1,377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.38% 1.35% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.35% 7.62% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 430 941 1,173
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.78%

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 5,976 14,573 15,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.58% 17.72% 15.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4,591 10,553 11,909
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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
North of England +46 138 £41,250 +4.43% 23
South East +62 129 £45,000 - 17
Midlands +42 119 £42,500 - 14
West Midlands +74 86 £42,500 +3.66% 8
North West +71 86 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South West +31 49 £42,500 +3.66% 10
Yorkshire +28 41 £32,500 -21.69% 3
East of England +41 39 £42,500 -5.56% 7
East Midlands +22 32 £43,750 -2.78% 6
Northern Ireland +26 12 £30,000 -20.00%
North East +12 11 £35,000 -11.39% 3
Wales +6 9 £29,000 -24.68% 3
Scotland +81 6 £55,000 +32.53% 1
SAN
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 309 (61.92%) Windows
2 306 (61.32%) VMware
3 293 (58.72%) Microsoft
4 256 (51.30%) Active Directory
5 205 (41.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 181 (36.27%) WAN
7 175 (35.07%) LAN
8 174 (34.87%) Cisco
9 172 (34.47%) Windows Server
10 166 (33.27%) Data Centre
11 161 (32.26%) Firewall
12 154 (30.86%) Azure
13 152 (30.46%) DNS
14 151 (30.26%) Office 365
15 148 (29.66%) Citrix
16 147 (29.46%) DHCP
17 144 (28.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 141 (28.26%) TCP/IP
19 125 (25.05%) Linux
20 124 (24.85%) ITIL
21 120 (24.05%) Microsoft Certification
21 120 (24.05%) Hyper-V
22 99 (19.84%) PowerShell
23 91 (18.24%) NAS
24 83 (16.63%) MCSE
25 81 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
26 80 (16.03%) Disaster Recovery
26 80 (16.03%) SCCM
27 79 (15.83%) HP
28 77 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008

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 59 (11.82%) MS Exchange
2 53 (10.62%) SharePoint
3 28 (5.61%) Skype for Business
4 19 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (2.40%) IIS
6 10 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.00%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.80%) Apache
8 4 (0.80%) CloudStack
8 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.80%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.40%) Camunda
9 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) nginx
9 2 (0.40%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Exchequer
1 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.40%) assyst
3 1 (0.20%) Faxination
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 154 (30.86%) Azure
2 151 (30.26%) Office 365
3 66 (13.23%) AWS
4 19 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (3.61%) IaaS
6 13 (2.61%) SaaS
7 8 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.40%) PaaS
8 7 (1.40%) Slack
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (0.80%) AWS CodeBuild
9 4 (0.80%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (0.60%) G Suite
10 3 (0.60%) GCP
11 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 181 (36.27%) WAN
2 175 (35.07%) LAN
3 161 (32.26%) Firewall
4 152 (30.46%) DNS
5 147 (29.46%) DHCP
6 141 (28.26%) TCP/IP
7 91 (18.24%) NAS
8 73 (14.63%) Fibre Channel
9 65 (13.03%) iSCSI
9 65 (13.03%) Wireless
10 54 (10.82%) VPN
11 36 (7.21%) VLAN
12 33 (6.61%) BGP
12 33 (6.61%) MPLS
13 31 (6.21%) VoIP
14 30 (6.01%) OSPF
15 27 (5.41%) Cisco Wireless
16 26 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (5.01%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (4.21%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.01%) MySQL
3 14 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.80%) Big Data
5 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.00%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (0.80%) Redis
10 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.40%) Apache Zeppelin
11 2 (0.40%) DB2
11 2 (0.40%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.60%) JIRA
2 8 (1.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.20%) MSI
3 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
General
1 63 (12.63%) Finance
2 12 (2.40%) Retail
3 8 (1.60%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.00%) Law
6 4 (0.80%) Back Office
6 4 (0.80%) Banking
7 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.60%) Military
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Advertising
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Billing
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 117 (23.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (15.43%) Analyst
3 57 (11.42%) Support Engineer
4 55 (11.02%) Network Engineer
5 41 (8.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 37 (7.41%) Administrator
7 36 (7.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (7.01%) Systems Engineer
9 34 (6.81%) IT Engineer
10 31 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
11 30 (6.01%) Consultant
12 24 (4.81%) Architect
12 24 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
13 23 (4.61%) IT Analyst
14 21 (4.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 19 (3.81%) IT Manager
17 18 (3.61%) Technical Architect
17 18 (3.61%) Technical Engineer
18 16 (3.21%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.20%) Middleware
1 6 (1.20%) XMPP
2 4 (0.80%) COM
2 4 (0.80%) LAMP
2 4 (0.80%) Web Services
3 2 (0.40%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.40%) Apache NiFi
3 2 (0.40%) H2O
3 2 (0.40%) jQuery
3 2 (0.40%) Kafka
3 2 (0.40%) LDAP
3 2 (0.40%) POSIX
3 2 (0.40%) RESTful
3 2 (0.40%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.40%) SAML
4 1 (0.20%) .NET
4 1 (0.20%) ADSI
4 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 166 (33.27%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 29 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (5.61%) Replication
6 21 (4.21%) Clustering
7 18 (3.61%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.61%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.40%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.40%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.20%) PKI
11 5 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.00%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.80%) iSeries
12 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.60%) Handset
13 3 (0.60%) HP Storage
13 3 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 309 (61.92%) Windows
2 172 (34.47%) Windows Server
3 125 (25.05%) Linux
4 81 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (10.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (8.02%) Windows 7
8 37 (7.41%) Unix
9 33 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (5.41%) Windows 10
11 24 (4.81%) Windows Server 2019
12 21 (4.21%) Ubuntu
12 21 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (3.21%) Solaris
14 11 (2.20%) Windows 8
15 10 (2.00%) HPUX
16 7 (1.40%) CentOS
17 5 (1.00%) AIX
17 5 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (28.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 124 (24.85%) ITIL
3 80 (16.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 63 (12.63%) Change Management
5 60 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (8.42%) Capacity Planning
7 39 (7.82%) Information Security
8 33 (6.61%) DevOps
9 32 (6.41%) Migration
10 31 (6.21%) Service Delivery
11 28 (5.61%) Load Balancing
11 28 (5.61%) Project Delivery
11 28 (5.61%) Project Management
12 26 (5.21%) Configuration Management
13 25 (5.01%) Change Control
13 25 (5.01%) Mentoring
14 24 (4.81%) Business Continuity
15 23 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (4.61%) Problem Management
16 22 (4.41%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 99 (19.84%) PowerShell
2 66 (13.23%) SQL
3 38 (7.62%) Bash Shell
4 26 (5.21%) Python
5 14 (2.81%) Perl
6 8 (1.60%) Go
7 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.80%) VBScript
8 3 (0.60%) C
8 3 (0.60%) C++
8 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.60%) PHP
9 2 (0.40%) AWK
9 2 (0.40%) Korn
9 2 (0.40%) sed
10 1 (0.20%) C#
10 1 (0.20%) Java
10 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.20%) R
10 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 120 (24.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (16.63%) MCSE
3 71 (14.23%) MCSA
4 62 (12.42%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (11.22%) Degree
6 42 (8.42%) CCNA
7 37 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (6.41%) Server+ Certification
9 25 (5.01%) Security Cleared
10 22 (4.41%) CCNP
11 21 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 19 (3.81%) SC Cleared
13 16 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.80%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.60%) CCA
15 8 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (1.00%) CISSP
16 5 (1.00%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.00%) SANS
17 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (4.21%) SLA
3 11 (2.20%) GDPR
4 10 (2.00%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.40%) NCSC
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 256 (51.30%) Active Directory
2 205 (41.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (24.05%) Hyper-V
4 57 (11.42%) vSphere
5 46 (9.22%) XenApp
6 40 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (5.21%) Docker
9 23 (4.61%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (3.41%) XenDesktop
11 10 (2.00%) NFS
11 10 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.80%) Firmware
13 8 (1.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (1.40%) KVM
14 7 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.40%) VMware NSX
15 6 (1.20%) vCloud
16 5 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (1.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 80 (16.03%) SCCM
2 28 (5.61%) Puppet
3 27 (5.41%) WSUS
4 22 (4.41%) SCOM
5 21 (4.21%) Ansible
6 18 (3.61%) NetBackup
7 17 (3.41%) vCenter Server
8 15 (3.01%) Terraform
9 14 (2.81%) Backup Exec
9 14 (2.81%) PowerCLI
10 12 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (2.20%) SCVMM
12 10 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (1.60%) FortiGate
14 7 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (1.00%) Kubernetes
15 5 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
16 4 (0.80%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 306 (61.32%) VMware
2 293 (58.72%) Microsoft
3 174 (34.87%) Cisco
4 148 (29.66%) Citrix
5 79 (15.83%) HP
6 70 (14.03%) NetApp
7 49 (9.82%) Veeam
8 45 (9.02%) Red Hat
9 38 (7.62%) Dell
10 33 (6.61%) CheckPoint
10 33 (6.61%) Oracle
11 30 (6.01%) EMC
12 29 (5.81%) Fortinet
13 28 (5.61%) Brocade
14 26 (5.21%) F5
14 26 (5.21%) Juniper
15 24 (4.81%) Palo Alto
16 20 (4.01%) SolarWinds
17 17 (3.41%) 3PAR
17 17 (3.41%) Meraki