Period
to 17 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 430 275 296
Rank change year-on-year -155 +21 -23
Permanent jobs citing SAN 854 595 1,607
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 1.17% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.43% 7.46% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 729 503 1,341
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,452 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% +9.89% -3.23%
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.25%

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 15,729 7,975 22,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 15.64% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 10,870 6,444 17,045
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.99% +12.22% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

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 September 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 -145 755 £50,000 +3.09% 162
UK excluding London -100 567 £45,000 +5.88% 134
London -180 235 £60,000 -12.73% 36
Work from Home -182 164 £55,000 +18.28% 21
North of England -72 148 £42,500 +3.66% 42
South East -114 145 £46,750 +3.89% 19
Midlands -90 137 £47,250 +26.00% 35
West Midlands -93 80 £45,000 +21.50% 20
Yorkshire -57 73 £42,500 +30.77% 17
South West -62 68 £42,500 - 14
North West -97 60 £45,000 - 23
East Midlands -42 55 £46,250 +12.12% 15
Scotland -64 36 £51,250 -0.97% 3
Wales -36 19 £45,000 +20.00% 4
East of England -97 18 £48,000 +3.78% 16
North East -21 17 £40,000 +47.03% 2

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 with a requirement for SAN.

1 627 (73.42%) VMware
2 552 (64.64%) Windows
3 470 (55.04%) Microsoft
4 465 (54.45%) Azure
5 456 (53.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 444 (51.99%) Active Directory
7 407 (47.66%) Windows Server
8 366 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
9 334 (39.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 299 (35.01%) Cisco
10 299 (35.01%) Firewall
11 285 (33.37%) Hyper-V
12 237 (27.75%) PowerShell
13 211 (24.71%) Data Centre
14 206 (24.12%) Social Skills
15 201 (23.54%) Linux
16 194 (22.72%) DNS
17 190 (22.25%) ITIL
18 165 (19.32%) NAS
18 165 (19.32%) AWS
19 157 (18.38%) LAN
20 156 (18.27%) WAN
21 155 (18.15%) Veeam
22 150 (17.56%) DHCP
23 148 (17.33%) Citrix
24 147 (17.21%) VPN
25 144 (16.86%) MS Exchange
26 141 (16.51%) SQL Server
27 136 (15.93%) vSphere
28 132 (15.46%) SQL

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
1 144 (16.86%) MS Exchange
2 83 (9.72%) SharePoint
3 50 (5.85%) IIS
4 28 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (2.22%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.82%) Apache
8 7 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.23%) Confluence
11 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.23%) JBoss
11 2 (0.23%) SAS
11 2 (0.23%) WordPress
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.12%) nginx
12 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.70%) MicroStation
2 6 (0.70%) Revit
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.12%) Maya
3 1 (0.12%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 465 (54.45%) Azure
2 366 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
3 165 (19.32%) AWS
4 108 (12.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 97 (11.36%) IaaS
6 71 (8.31%) SaaS
7 63 (7.38%) PaaS
8 29 (3.40%) Mimecast
9 22 (2.58%) Azure Storage
9 22 (2.58%) OneDrive
10 19 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.76%) GCP
12 14 (1.64%) Cloudflare
12 14 (1.64%) Google Workspace
13 11 (1.29%) Cohesity
14 9 (1.05%) OpenShift
15 8 (0.94%) Azure Stack
15 8 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
16 7 (0.82%) MinIO
16 7 (0.82%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 299 (35.01%) Firewall
2 194 (22.72%) DNS
3 165 (19.32%) NAS
4 157 (18.38%) LAN
5 156 (18.27%) WAN
6 150 (17.56%) DHCP
7 147 (17.21%) VPN
8 96 (11.24%) TCP/IP
9 87 (10.19%) VLAN
10 73 (8.55%) VoIP
11 68 (7.96%) Fibre Channel
12 64 (7.49%) iSCSI
13 54 (6.32%) Remote Desktop
14 46 (5.39%) WLAN
15 42 (4.92%) Wireless
16 39 (4.57%) Wi-Fi
17 38 (4.45%) Internet
17 38 (4.45%) MPLS
18 33 (3.86%) Skype
19 32 (3.75%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.87%) MySQL
5 10 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.35%) Metadata
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.23%) Informix
12 2 (0.23%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 15 (1.76%) JIRA
2 12 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (0.82%) GitLab
5 6 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.23%) AutoIt
7 2 (0.23%) Maven
8 1 (0.12%) Ant
8 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 206 (24.12%) Social Skills
2 87 (10.19%) Finance
3 57 (6.67%) Organisational Skills
4 48 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (4.33%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.51%) Presentation Skills
7 25 (2.93%) Documentation Skills
8 23 (2.69%) Law
9 18 (2.11%) Games
9 18 (2.11%) Public Sector
9 18 (2.11%) Retail
10 14 (1.64%) Automotive
11 12 (1.41%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.17%) Aerospace
12 10 (1.17%) Legal
13 9 (1.05%) Banking
14 7 (0.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 5 (0.59%) Advertising
16 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (30.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 99 (11.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 87 (10.19%) Consultant
4 60 (7.03%) Administrator
5 59 (6.91%) Azure Engineer
6 57 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 53 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
8 51 (5.97%) Support Engineer
9 50 (5.85%) Systems Administrator
10 49 (5.74%) Analyst
10 49 (5.74%) Architect
11 45 (5.27%) IT Engineer
12 43 (5.04%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 43 (5.04%) VMware Engineer
13 40 (4.68%) Infrastructure Manager
14 38 (4.45%) Network Engineer
15 36 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
16 35 (4.10%) IT Manager
16 35 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
17 34 (3.98%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.46%) JSON
2 13 (1.52%) ARM Templates
3 12 (1.41%) LDAP
3 12 (1.41%) Web Services
4 11 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (1.05%) Kafka
6 7 (0.82%) .NET
6 7 (0.82%) Node.js
6 7 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.59%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.59%) REST
8 4 (0.47%) Middleware
8 4 (0.47%) WSH
9 3 (0.35%) Flash
9 3 (0.35%) HTML
9 3 (0.35%) LAMP
9 3 (0.35%) POSIX
9 3 (0.35%) YAML
10 2 (0.23%) COM
10 2 (0.23%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 211 (24.71%) Data Centre
2 70 (8.20%) Replication
3 57 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 49 (5.74%) Public Cloud
5 47 (5.50%) Clustering
6 42 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (3.16%) Driving Licence
9 22 (2.58%) Private Cloud
10 21 (2.46%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (1.64%) HP Storage
12 12 (1.41%) EMC VNX
12 12 (1.41%) PKI
13 11 (1.29%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.17%) Cloud Native
15 9 (1.05%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Licensing
15 9 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 552 (64.64%) Windows
2 407 (47.66%) Windows Server
3 201 (23.54%) Linux
4 131 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (15.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 116 (13.58%) Windows Server 2019
7 92 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (8.90%) Windows 10
9 54 (6.32%) Unix
10 33 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.64%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.52%) CentOS
12 13 (1.52%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.17%) Solaris
14 9 (1.05%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.94%) Android
16 7 (0.82%) AIX
17 6 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
18 5 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (39.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 190 (22.25%) ITIL
3 119 (13.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 118 (13.82%) Project Management
5 112 (13.11%) Migration
6 95 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (8.31%) Mentoring
8 70 (8.20%) Project Delivery
9 60 (7.03%) Change Management
10 58 (6.79%) Configuration Management
11 56 (6.56%) Presales
12 55 (6.44%) DevOps
12 55 (6.44%) Service Delivery
13 54 (6.32%) High Availability
14 51 (5.97%) Patch Management
15 49 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
16 47 (5.50%) Problem Management
17 44 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
18 42 (4.92%) Server Management
19 39 (4.57%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (27.75%) PowerShell
2 132 (15.46%) SQL
3 40 (4.68%) Python
4 24 (2.81%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.64%) Java
5 14 (1.64%) VBScript
6 11 (1.29%) VB
7 9 (1.05%) C
8 8 (0.94%) C#
9 7 (0.82%) Go
10 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.47%) Perl
11 4 (0.47%) Ruby
12 2 (0.23%) Korn
12 2 (0.23%) PHP
12 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.23%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.12%) C++
13 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (12.53%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (8.90%) Degree
4 74 (8.67%) MCSE
5 71 (8.31%) CCNA
6 58 (6.79%) MCSA
7 53 (6.21%) CCNP
7 53 (6.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 49 (5.74%) Security Cleared
9 24 (2.81%) SC Cleared
10 22 (2.58%) CCIE
10 22 (2.58%) MCP
11 18 (2.11%) CISSP
11 18 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.64%) CCDP
13 14 (1.64%) VCAP
14 12 (1.41%) SANS
15 11 (1.29%) CCIE Service Provider
15 11 (1.29%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.61%) SLA
2 28 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.17%) GDPR
4 6 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.59%) PMO
6 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.35%) QA
8 2 (0.23%) NCSC
9 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 456 (53.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 444 (51.99%) Active Directory
3 285 (33.37%) Hyper-V
4 136 (15.93%) vSphere
5 64 (7.49%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (4.10%) XenDesktop
7 34 (3.98%) XenApp
8 33 (3.86%) Terminal Server
9 27 (3.16%) VMware NSX
10 26 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
11 22 (2.58%) NFS
11 22 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (2.46%) Virtual Desktop
13 20 (2.34%) Firmware
14 15 (1.76%) Docker
15 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (1.41%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.82%) Ceph
16 7 (0.82%) KVM
17 6 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 102 (11.94%) SCCM
2 47 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (5.15%) Ansible
4 43 (5.04%) SCOM
5 35 (4.10%) vCenter Server
6 28 (3.28%) Puppet
7 25 (2.93%) NetBackup
7 25 (2.93%) WSUS
8 23 (2.69%) FortiGate
8 23 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (2.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 21 (2.46%) SCVMM
11 20 (2.34%) Kubernetes
12 18 (2.11%) Terraform
13 16 (1.87%) vRealize
14 15 (1.76%) PowerCLI
15 12 (1.41%) ZABBIX
16 11 (1.29%) AirWatch
16 11 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
16 11 (1.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 627 (73.42%) VMware
2 470 (55.04%) Microsoft
3 299 (35.01%) Cisco
4 155 (18.15%) Veeam
5 148 (17.33%) Citrix
6 132 (15.46%) NetApp
7 128 (14.99%) HP
8 124 (14.52%) Dell
9 85 (9.95%) EMC
10 60 (7.03%) Meraki
11 59 (6.91%) IBM
11 59 (6.91%) Nimble Storage
12 51 (5.97%) Aruba
13 48 (5.62%) CommVault
14 47 (5.50%) SolarWinds
14 47 (5.50%) Sophos
15 46 (5.39%) Juniper
16 40 (4.68%) Oracle
16 40 (4.68%) SonicWALL
17 39 (4.57%) Zerto