Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 219 186
Rank change year-on-year -62 -33 -25
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,953 2,940 3,605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.63% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 10.44% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,574 2,545 3,139
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £29,375
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +4.94%

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 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 24,104 28,153 32,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.61% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18,999 22,865 26,285
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,900 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAN over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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 -58 1,838 £45,537 +2.33% 272
UK excluding London -72 1,176 £40,000 - 200
London -48 729 £55,000 +4.76% 80
North of England -30 383 £39,000 +2.63% 68
South East -65 275 £42,500 -5.56% 40
North West +3 222 £36,000 -6.49% 33
Midlands -18 208 £40,000 - 36
East of England -43 149 £45,000 - 21
Yorkshire -35 145 £40,000 +5.26% 32
East Midlands +21 104 £41,500 +3.75% 20
West Midlands -20 104 £40,000 +3.90% 16
South West -38 96 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Scotland -55 37 £38,000 -6.75% 2
Wales -26 34 £36,000 -10.00% 5
North East -38 16 £35,000 +3.70% 3
Northern Ireland -11 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 with a requirement for SAN.

1 1,395 (71.43%) VMware
2 1,367 (69.99%) Windows
3 1,096 (56.12%) Active Directory
4 979 (50.13%) Microsoft
5 971 (49.72%) Windows Server
6 912 (46.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 623 (31.90%) Firewall
8 622 (31.85%) Cisco
9 609 (31.18%) Office 365
10 573 (29.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 534 (27.34%) Citrix
12 532 (27.24%) Linux
13 523 (26.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 490 (25.09%) ITIL
15 487 (24.94%) Hyper-V
16 484 (24.78%) MS Exchange
17 463 (23.71%) DNS
18 437 (22.38%) WAN
19 434 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 430 (22.02%) LAN
21 419 (21.45%) SQL Server
22 418 (21.40%) Windows Server 2008
23 411 (21.04%) SQL
24 391 (20.02%) NAS
25 381 (19.51%) DHCP
26 355 (18.18%) PowerShell
27 354 (18.13%) HP
28 332 (17.00%) TCP/IP
29 311 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
30 302 (15.46%) Finance

SAN
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
1 484 (24.78%) MS Exchange
2 177 (9.06%) SharePoint
3 152 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 131 (6.71%) IIS
4 131 (6.71%) Skype for Business
5 130 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 69 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 63 (3.23%) Apache
8 38 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (1.84%) Tomcat
10 35 (1.79%) OpenStack
11 31 (1.59%) Confluence
12 29 (1.48%) JBoss
13 28 (1.43%) WebSphere
14 23 (1.18%) WebLogic
15 21 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (1.02%) CMS
17 15 (0.77%) GlassFish
17 15 (0.77%) MQSeries
18 14 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 231 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.26%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.051%) assyst
4 1 (0.051%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 609 (31.18%) Office 365
2 573 (29.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 311 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
4 108 (5.53%) IaaS
5 81 (4.15%) SaaS
6 67 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 54 (2.76%) PaaS
8 49 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 42 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
10 40 (2.05%) Mimecast
11 32 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (0.87%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.51%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.36%) Amazon Glacier
18 7 (0.36%) G Suite
18 7 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 623 (31.90%) Firewall
2 463 (23.71%) DNS
3 437 (22.38%) WAN
4 430 (22.02%) LAN
5 391 (20.02%) NAS
6 381 (19.51%) DHCP
7 332 (17.00%) TCP/IP
8 238 (12.19%) VPN
9 175 (8.96%) iSCSI
10 171 (8.76%) Fibre Channel
11 153 (7.83%) VLAN
12 130 (6.66%) Wireless
13 112 (5.73%) VoIP
14 103 (5.27%) Cisco ASA
15 99 (5.07%) Network Security
16 92 (4.71%) Remote Desktop
17 76 (3.89%) Cisco Nexus
18 72 (3.69%) NetScaler
18 72 (3.69%) Skype
19 71 (3.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (21.45%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 58 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 57 (2.92%) MySQL
6 54 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 49 (2.51%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
10 35 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (1.74%) Relational Database
11 34 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 29 (1.48%) Big Data
14 26 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (1.23%) RDBMS
16 21 (1.08%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (0.67%) DB2
19 12 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (3.07%) JIRA
2 35 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 33 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.41%) Subversion
4 8 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.20%) AutoIt
5 4 (0.20%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.15%) GitLab
7 2 (0.10%) Ant
7 2 (0.10%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.10%) Gatling
7 2 (0.10%) Maven
7 2 (0.10%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.10%) Selenium
General
1 302 (15.46%) Finance
2 97 (4.97%) Retail
3 96 (4.92%) Banking
4 86 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 57 (2.92%) Law
6 45 (2.30%) Marketing
7 38 (1.95%) Legal
8 26 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.97%) Advertising
10 18 (0.92%) Back Office
10 18 (0.92%) German Language
11 17 (0.87%) French Language
12 12 (0.61%) Swedish Language
13 9 (0.46%) Automotive
14 8 (0.41%) Electronics
15 7 (0.36%) Games
15 7 (0.36%) Military
15 7 (0.36%) Publishing
16 6 (0.31%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 432 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 205 (10.50%) Support Engineer
3 198 (10.14%) Administrator
4 195 (9.98%) Analyst
5 147 (7.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 144 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
7 132 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 132 (6.76%) Consultant
8 130 (6.66%) IT Engineer
9 122 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
10 119 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
11 104 (5.33%) Architect
12 100 (5.12%) IT Support
13 93 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
14 90 (4.61%) Network Engineer
15 86 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
16 82 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 80 (4.10%) DBA
17 80 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 80 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (4.30%) Web Services
2 51 (2.61%) .NET
3 34 (1.74%) LDAP
4 24 (1.23%) Flash
5 17 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
6 16 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 15 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
7 15 (0.77%) EJB
7 15 (0.77%) EJB 3.0
7 15 (0.77%) HornetQ
7 15 (0.77%) Java EE
7 15 (0.77%) Java SE
7 15 (0.77%) JMS
8 14 (0.72%) J2EE
8 14 (0.72%) LAMP
8 14 (0.72%) Middleware
8 14 (0.72%) REST
8 14 (0.72%) SOAP
9 10 (0.51%) ASP.NET
9 10 (0.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 291 (14.90%) Data Centre
2 157 (8.04%) Replication
3 153 (7.83%) Clustering
4 150 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
6 75 (3.84%) Management Information System
7 71 (3.64%) Public Cloud
8 70 (3.58%) Computer Science
9 63 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 42 (2.15%) Driving Licence
10 42 (2.15%) EMC VNX
10 42 (2.15%) Hedge funds
11 34 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
12 33 (1.69%) HP StoreVirtual
13 31 (1.59%) Fat Client
13 31 (1.59%) Thin Client
14 30 (1.54%) Client/Server
14 30 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
15 27 (1.38%) Private Cloud
16 25 (1.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,367 (69.99%) Windows
2 971 (49.72%) Windows Server
3 532 (27.24%) Linux
4 434 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 418 (21.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 162 (8.29%) Windows 10
7 153 (7.83%) Unix
8 139 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 111 (5.68%) Windows 7
11 57 (2.92%) CentOS
12 45 (2.30%) Solaris
12 45 (2.30%) Windows 8
13 44 (2.25%) Windows XP
14 30 (1.54%) Ubuntu
15 25 (1.28%) AIX
15 25 (1.28%) Mac OS X
16 22 (1.13%) Debian
17 19 (0.97%) SUSE
18 16 (0.82%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (26.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 490 (25.09%) ITIL
3 276 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
4 256 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 218 (11.16%) Migration
6 189 (9.68%) Project Management
7 129 (6.61%) High Availability
8 123 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
9 115 (5.89%) Service Delivery
9 115 (5.89%) Service Management
10 107 (5.48%) Presales
11 105 (5.38%) Change Management
12 95 (4.86%) Mentoring
13 94 (4.81%) Server Virtualisation
14 90 (4.61%) Storage Management
15 87 (4.45%) Change Control
15 87 (4.45%) DevOps
16 84 (4.30%) Business Continuity
16 84 (4.30%) PRINCE2
17 83 (4.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 411 (21.04%) SQL
2 355 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 101 (5.17%) Python
4 93 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 61 (3.12%) Shell Script
6 59 (3.02%) Perl
7 56 (2.87%) Java
8 34 (1.74%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.43%) C
10 24 (1.23%) VBScript
11 22 (1.13%) PHP
12 21 (1.08%) VB
13 16 (0.82%) AWK
13 16 (0.82%) C#
14 15 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.72%) C++
15 14 (0.72%) Ruby
16 9 (0.46%) Korn
17 6 (0.31%) JavaScript
18 5 (0.26%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 294 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 235 (12.03%) MCSE
3 211 (10.80%) Cisco Certification
4 162 (8.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 160 (8.19%) Degree
6 147 (7.53%) CCNA
7 112 (5.73%) CCNP
7 112 (5.73%) MCSA
8 57 (2.92%) MCITP
9 49 (2.51%) Security Cleared
10 44 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 44 (2.25%) MCP
11 32 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
12 31 (1.59%) SC Cleared
13 30 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
14 26 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
15 25 (1.28%) RHCE
16 23 (1.18%) CCDP
17 20 (1.02%) AWS Certification
18 18 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (6.91%) SLA
2 72 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.69%) PMO
4 32 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 25 (1.28%) GDPR
6 18 (0.92%) QA
7 17 (0.87%) COBIT
8 14 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.41%) ISO 14001
10 7 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.26%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.26%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,096 (56.12%) Active Directory
2 912 (46.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 487 (24.94%) Hyper-V
4 245 (12.54%) vSphere
5 208 (10.65%) VMware ESXi
6 190 (9.73%) XenApp
7 132 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
8 119 (6.09%) XenDesktop
9 101 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
10 71 (3.64%) Terminal Services
11 44 (2.25%) NFS
12 41 (2.10%) Firmware
13 32 (1.64%) Docker
13 32 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
14 28 (1.43%) VMware NSX
15 23 (1.18%) XenServer
16 19 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
17 18 (0.92%) KVM
18 17 (0.87%) DFS Replication
19 16 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 257 (13.16%) SCCM
2 137 (7.01%) Puppet
3 108 (5.53%) SCOM
4 91 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (3.94%) vCenter Server
6 73 (3.74%) Ansible
7 69 (3.53%) Backup Exec
8 67 (3.43%) Nagios
8 67 (3.43%) WSUS
9 43 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 38 (1.95%) Terraform
11 37 (1.89%) vRealize
12 36 (1.84%) NetBackup
13 35 (1.79%) SCVMM
14 32 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
15 29 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
16 26 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
17 25 (1.28%) Data Guard
17 25 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
18 23 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,395 (71.43%) VMware
2 979 (50.13%) Microsoft
3 622 (31.85%) Cisco
4 534 (27.34%) Citrix
5 354 (18.13%) HP
6 296 (15.16%) NetApp
7 254 (13.01%) EMC
8 195 (9.98%) Veeam
9 189 (9.68%) Red Hat
10 163 (8.35%) Dell
11 136 (6.96%) Oracle
12 124 (6.35%) SolarWinds
13 94 (4.81%) Google
14 87 (4.45%) CheckPoint
14 87 (4.45%) IBM
15 80 (4.10%) Brocade
16 66 (3.38%) CommVault
16 66 (3.38%) Juniper
17 61 (3.12%) 3PAR
17 61 (3.12%) Symantec