Period
to 16 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Fibre Channel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fibre Channel over the 6 months to 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Fibre Channel (FC)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 961 589 926
Rank change year-on-year -372 +337 +52
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Channel 71 96 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 1.31% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 34 79 119
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £32,625 £31,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £32,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% -35.00% -4.31%
75th Percentile £46,563 £42,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £32,500 £46,750
% change year-on-year +16.92% -30.48% -6.50%

Fibre Channel 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 16,075 7,333 21,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 15.29% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 11,091 5,988 16,654
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
Median % change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Fibre Channel
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fibre Channel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Fibre Channel.

Salary trend for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Fibre Channel over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Fibre Channel in the UK

Fibre Channel
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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
England -344 62 £40,000 +23.08% 14
UK excluding London -272 54 £38,000 +16.92% 8
South East -155 24 £35,625 +9.62% 2
London -243 17 £40,000 -27.27% 7
North of England -145 12 £36,750 +13.08% 1
Wales - 9 - -
South West -81 7 £45,000 +13.92%
North East - 6 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire -103 4 £41,000 +26.15%
North West -105 3 £32,500 -11.56%
East Midlands -82 2 £46,250 +42.31%
Midlands -153 2 £46,250 +42.31%
East of England -108 1 - - 4
Work from Home -270 1 £32,500 -36.27% 3

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, IT jobs citing Fibre Channel 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 with a requirement for Fibre Channel.

1 54 (76.06%) SAN
2 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
3 49 (69.01%) PowerShell
4 46 (64.79%) Active Directory
5 44 (61.97%) VMware
6 41 (57.75%) iSCSI
7 37 (52.11%) MS Exchange
8 34 (47.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (47.89%) Social Skills
9 33 (46.48%) Windows
10 32 (45.07%) EMC
10 32 (45.07%) vSphere
11 31 (43.66%) DNS
11 31 (43.66%) DHCP
12 29 (40.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 28 (39.44%) Azure
13 28 (39.44%) Windows Server
14 26 (36.62%) Firewall
14 26 (36.62%) LAN
15 25 (35.21%) TCP/IP
15 25 (35.21%) Organisational Skills
16 24 (33.80%) Dell
17 23 (32.39%) VLAN
18 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (30.99%) NAS
18 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2016
19 21 (29.58%) Project Management
19 21 (29.58%) WAN
20 20 (28.17%) Citrix
21 19 (26.76%) NetApp

Fibre Channel
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 37 (52.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.68%) Skype for Business
3 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.41%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Primavera
1 1 (1.41%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 28 (39.44%) Azure
2 14 (19.72%) AWS
2 14 (19.72%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (15.49%) IaaS
4 7 (9.86%) SaaS
5 5 (7.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.23%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.23%) PaaS
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.41%) Cohesity
7 1 (1.41%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 54 (76.06%) SAN
2 41 (57.75%) iSCSI
3 31 (43.66%) DHCP
3 31 (43.66%) DNS
4 26 (36.62%) Firewall
4 26 (36.62%) LAN
5 25 (35.21%) TCP/IP
6 23 (32.39%) VLAN
7 22 (30.99%) NAS
8 21 (29.58%) WAN
9 18 (25.35%) VPN
10 16 (22.54%) WLAN
11 6 (8.45%) FTP
12 5 (7.04%) MPLS
12 5 (7.04%) Skype
13 4 (5.63%) Internet
14 1 (1.41%) DMZ
14 1 (1.41%) HTTP
14 1 (1.41%) SNMP
14 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (47.89%) Social Skills
2 25 (35.21%) Organisational Skills
3 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (12.68%) Finance
5 7 (9.86%) Legal
6 5 (7.04%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (7.04%) Games
7 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (32.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Administrator
5 10 (14.08%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (12.68%) Backup Consultant
6 9 (12.68%) Consultant
6 9 (12.68%) Storage and Backup Consultant
6 9 (12.68%) Storage Consultant
7 8 (11.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Storage Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Wintel Administrator
9 5 (7.04%) Wintel Systems Administrator
10 4 (5.63%) Analyst
11 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) .NET
1 5 (7.04%) WSH
2 4 (5.63%) Flash
3 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Data Centre
1 16 (22.54%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (14.08%) Clustering
2 10 (14.08%) Replication
3 7 (9.86%) Driving Licence
3 7 (9.86%) EMC VNX
4 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.04%) User Experience
6 4 (5.63%) Hedge funds
6 4 (5.63%) Symmetrix
7 3 (4.23%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.82%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.41%) CMDB
9 1 (1.41%) HP Storage
9 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Windows Server
3 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2016
4 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.90%) Linux
6 11 (15.49%) Windows 10
6 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.41%) AIX
10 1 (1.41%) Android
10 1 (1.41%) Unix
10 1 (1.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (29.58%) Project Management
3 19 (26.76%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (25.35%) Mentoring
5 17 (23.94%) ITIL
6 11 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (15.49%) Patch Management
7 10 (14.08%) High Availability
8 9 (12.68%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
9 7 (9.86%) Line Management
10 6 (8.45%) Data Centre Operations
10 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
11 5 (7.04%) Information Management
11 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
11 5 (7.04%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (7.04%) Revenue Management
11 5 (7.04%) Security Patching
11 5 (7.04%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 49 (69.01%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.08%) VBScript
3 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
3 7 (9.86%) SQL
4 5 (7.04%) C#
4 5 (7.04%) VB
4 5 (7.04%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.82%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (18.31%) Degree
3 12 (16.90%) MCSA
3 12 (16.90%) MCSE
4 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
5 8 (11.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (7.04%) CCA
6 5 (7.04%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.82%) MCITP
8 1 (1.41%) CISM
8 1 (1.41%) CISSP
8 1 (1.41%) MCP
8 1 (1.41%) NCSIE
8 1 (1.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 5 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.63%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (64.79%) Active Directory
2 34 (47.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (45.07%) vSphere
4 17 (23.94%) Terminal Server
5 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
6 14 (19.72%) XenApp
7 10 (14.08%) Firmware
8 9 (12.68%) XenDesktop
9 6 (8.45%) NFS
10 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (2.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.41%) LXC
12 1 (1.41%) pfSense
12 1 (1.41%) SRDF
12 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) NetBackup
2 6 (8.45%) PowerCLI
3 5 (7.04%) Backup Exec
3 5 (7.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (7.04%) WSUS
4 4 (5.63%) SCCM
4 4 (5.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (4.23%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.82%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.41%) Ansible
7 1 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) Grafana
7 1 (1.41%) Graphite
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) Nagios
7 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.41%) SCOM
7 1 (1.41%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.41%) vRealize
7 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
2 44 (61.97%) VMware
3 32 (45.07%) EMC
4 24 (33.80%) Dell
5 20 (28.17%) Citrix
6 19 (26.76%) NetApp
7 16 (22.54%) HP
7 16 (22.54%) Veritas
8 15 (21.13%) IBM
9 14 (19.72%) Cisco
10 11 (15.49%) Hitachi
10 11 (15.49%) Oracle
11 6 (8.45%) Avaya
11 6 (8.45%) SAP
11 6 (8.45%) Sophos
11 6 (8.45%) Veeam
12 5 (7.04%) Symantec
13 4 (5.63%) Aruba
13 4 (5.63%) Brocade
13 4 (5.63%) Infoblox