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

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 466 287 287
Rank change year-on-year -179 0 +7
Permanent jobs citing SAN 824 641 1,506
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 1.15% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.95% 7.66% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 705 530 1,242
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,125 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £58,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16,642 8,370 20,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 15.03% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11,498 6,872 16,356
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,938 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 2 December 2021.

Salary histogram for SAN in the UK

SAN
Top 17 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 2 December 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 -182 723 £47,500 - 211
UK excluding London -109 569 £45,000 +5.88% 170
London -235 205 £60,000 -7.69% 52
North of England -78 170 £40,000 -2.44% 34
Work from Home -191 148 £52,500 +12.90% 36
Midlands -82 131 £47,500 +32.40% 35
South East -166 118 £49,500 +3.13% 47
Yorkshire -25 93 £42,000 +29.23% 11
West Midlands -94 77 £47,500 +37.68% 25
North West -108 62 £40,000 -5.88% 18
South West -39 59 £45,000 +12.50% 27
East Midlands -39 54 £47,500 +32.40% 10
Scotland -43 38 £39,000 -22.00% 5
East of England -81 38 £47,500 -9.52% 15
North East -15 16 £37,500 -16.67% 5
Wales -43 16 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Northern Ireland -45 2 £38,750 -26.19% 3

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 598 (72.57%) VMware
2 541 (65.66%) Windows
3 443 (53.76%) Azure
4 440 (53.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 423 (51.33%) Microsoft
6 407 (49.39%) Active Directory
7 376 (45.63%) Windows Server
8 375 (45.51%) Microsoft 365
9 295 (35.80%) Firewall
10 287 (34.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 262 (31.80%) Hyper-V
12 250 (30.34%) Cisco
13 232 (28.16%) Linux
14 210 (25.49%) Social Skills
15 208 (25.24%) DNS
16 200 (24.27%) PowerShell
17 184 (22.33%) Data Centre
18 180 (21.84%) WAN
19 176 (21.36%) Veeam
20 175 (21.24%) ITIL
21 167 (20.27%) LAN
22 163 (19.78%) DHCP
23 157 (19.05%) SQL
23 157 (19.05%) NAS
24 144 (17.48%) AWS
25 143 (17.35%) Dell
25 143 (17.35%) Windows Server 2016
26 140 (16.99%) Citrix
27 132 (16.02%) VPN
28 130 (15.78%) MS Exchange

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
1 130 (15.78%) MS Exchange
2 60 (7.28%) SharePoint
3 51 (6.19%) IIS
4 19 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.73%) Apache
7 6 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.36%) Confluence
9 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.12%) SAS
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 70 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.49%) MicroStation
4 4 (0.49%) Revit
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Workfront
2 3 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 443 (53.76%) Azure
2 375 (45.51%) Microsoft 365
3 144 (17.48%) AWS
4 102 (12.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 77 (9.34%) IaaS
6 69 (8.37%) PaaS
7 66 (8.01%) SaaS
8 19 (2.31%) Mimecast
9 17 (2.06%) GCP
10 15 (1.82%) Azure Storage
10 15 (1.82%) Google Workspace
11 12 (1.46%) Azure Stack
11 12 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.97%) Cohesity
14 7 (0.85%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.85%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.73%) MinIO
15 6 (0.73%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 295 (35.80%) Firewall
2 208 (25.24%) DNS
3 180 (21.84%) WAN
4 167 (20.27%) LAN
5 163 (19.78%) DHCP
6 157 (19.05%) NAS
7 132 (16.02%) VPN
8 86 (10.44%) VLAN
9 83 (10.07%) TCP/IP
10 70 (8.50%) VoIP
11 57 (6.92%) iSCSI
12 50 (6.07%) Wireless
13 45 (5.46%) MPLS
14 42 (5.10%) Fibre Channel
15 41 (4.98%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (4.73%) Internet
17 36 (4.37%) Remote Desktop
17 36 (4.37%) WLAN
18 32 (3.88%) Network Security
19 31 (3.76%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (1.94%) MySQL
3 16 (1.94%) Oracle Database
3 16 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.46%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.49%) Metadata
9 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2019
11 2 (0.24%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.24%) SQL CLR
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.09%) JIRA
2 9 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.73%) GitLab
5 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.12%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 210 (25.49%) Social Skills
2 80 (9.71%) Finance
3 74 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.98%) Organisational Skills
5 39 (4.73%) Documentation Skills
6 34 (4.13%) Presentation Skills
7 31 (3.76%) Retail
8 30 (3.64%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.43%) Manufacturing
10 19 (2.31%) Games
10 19 (2.31%) Law
11 18 (2.18%) Legal
12 14 (1.70%) Public Sector
13 9 (1.09%) Automotive
13 9 (1.09%) Back Office
14 8 (0.97%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 6 (0.73%) Advertising
17 5 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 241 (29.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (9.83%) IT Engineer
3 69 (8.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 67 (8.13%) Consultant
5 63 (7.65%) Analyst
6 57 (6.92%) Support Engineer
7 55 (6.67%) Architect
8 46 (5.58%) Administrator
8 46 (5.58%) Systems Engineer
9 43 (5.22%) Azure Engineer
10 40 (4.85%) Network Engineer
11 39 (4.73%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 37 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
12 37 (4.49%) Server Engineer
12 37 (4.49%) VMware Engineer
13 36 (4.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 36 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 35 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
15 34 (4.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 31 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.67%) JSON
2 17 (2.06%) Web Services
3 11 (1.33%) LDAP
4 9 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.09%) LAMP
5 8 (0.97%) .NET
6 6 (0.73%) ARM Templates
6 6 (0.73%) Kafka
6 6 (0.73%) Node.js
6 6 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (0.73%) YAML
7 5 (0.61%) XMPP
8 4 (0.49%) HTML
8 4 (0.49%) POSIX
8 4 (0.49%) WAMP
8 4 (0.49%) WSH
9 2 (0.24%) Middleware
9 2 (0.24%) REST
9 2 (0.24%) RESTful
10 1 (0.12%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 184 (22.33%) Data Centre
2 83 (10.07%) Replication
3 65 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 53 (6.43%) Clustering
5 46 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (5.34%) Public Cloud
7 36 (4.37%) Driving Licence
8 25 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (2.55%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.94%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.70%) HP Storage
11 14 (1.70%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.58%) PKI
13 12 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.21%) Cloud Native
14 10 (1.21%) User Experience
15 9 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
15 9 (1.09%) EMC VNX
15 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (1.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 541 (65.66%) Windows
2 376 (45.63%) Windows Server
3 232 (28.16%) Linux
4 143 (17.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 117 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (14.20%) Windows Server 2019
6 111 (13.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (11.04%) Windows 10
8 71 (8.62%) Unix
9 51 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (3.03%) Windows 7
11 17 (2.06%) Ubuntu
11 17 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.58%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.33%) CentOS
14 10 (1.21%) Solaris
15 9 (1.09%) SUSE
16 8 (0.97%) AIX
16 8 (0.97%) Android
16 8 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (34.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 175 (21.24%) ITIL
3 116 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (13.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 111 (13.47%) Project Management
6 94 (11.41%) Migration
7 72 (8.74%) Project Delivery
8 67 (8.13%) Change Management
9 56 (6.80%) Presales
9 56 (6.80%) Service Delivery
10 53 (6.43%) Mentoring
11 51 (6.19%) Storage Management
12 50 (6.07%) Server Management
13 49 (5.95%) High Availability
14 48 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (5.22%) Configuration Management
15 43 (5.22%) DevOps
16 40 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 40 (4.85%) Patch Management
17 39 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 200 (24.27%) PowerShell
2 157 (19.05%) SQL
3 49 (5.95%) Python
4 26 (3.16%) Bash Shell
5 21 (2.55%) Shell Script
6 15 (1.82%) VBScript
7 12 (1.46%) C
7 12 (1.46%) Perl
8 9 (1.09%) C#
8 9 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.97%) Java
10 6 (0.73%) Go
10 6 (0.73%) PHP
11 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.36%) AWK
12 3 (0.36%) VB
13 2 (0.24%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.24%) C++
13 2 (0.24%) Korn
14 1 (0.12%) sed
Qualifications
1 116 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (10.80%) Degree
4 80 (9.71%) CCNA
5 79 (9.59%) MCSE
6 56 (6.80%) CCNP
6 56 (6.80%) MCSA
7 46 (5.58%) Security Cleared
8 44 (5.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (3.40%) CCIE
10 22 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (2.43%) SC Cleared
12 18 (2.18%) CCDP
13 17 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (1.94%) MCP
15 15 (1.82%) CCIE Service Provider
15 15 (1.82%) VCAP
16 13 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
17 12 (1.46%) SANS
18 10 (1.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (11.29%) SLA
2 30 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.31%) GDPR
4 12 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.09%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.61%) NCSC
7 5 (0.61%) PMO
8 4 (0.49%) NIST
9 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.24%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 440 (53.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 407 (49.39%) Active Directory
3 262 (31.80%) Hyper-V
4 121 (14.68%) vSphere
5 65 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (4.13%) XenApp
7 27 (3.28%) NFS
8 24 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (2.67%) Firmware
9 22 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (2.43%) Docker
11 18 (2.18%) VMware NSX
12 14 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (1.58%) Terminal Server
14 12 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (1.46%) XenDesktop
15 11 (1.33%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.73%) Ceph
16 6 (0.73%) KVM
16 6 (0.73%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 120 (14.56%) SCCM
2 48 (5.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (5.10%) SCOM
4 38 (4.61%) Ansible
5 37 (4.49%) WSUS
6 34 (4.13%) NetBackup
7 31 (3.76%) vCenter Server
8 26 (3.16%) Kubernetes
9 25 (3.03%) Backup Exec
10 23 (2.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 23 (2.79%) SCVMM
11 20 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (2.43%) Puppet
12 16 (1.94%) Nagios
13 15 (1.82%) Terraform
14 13 (1.58%) ZABBIX
15 12 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
16 11 (1.33%) FortiGate
16 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 11 (1.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 598 (72.57%) VMware
2 423 (51.33%) Microsoft
3 250 (30.34%) Cisco
4 176 (21.36%) Veeam
5 143 (17.35%) Dell
6 140 (16.99%) Citrix
7 123 (14.93%) HP
8 95 (11.53%) EMC
8 95 (11.53%) NetApp
9 68 (8.25%) IBM
10 56 (6.80%) Oracle
11 51 (6.19%) SolarWinds
12 50 (6.07%) Red Hat
13 46 (5.58%) Sophos
14 43 (5.22%) Meraki
15 37 (4.49%) Aruba
15 37 (4.49%) CommVault
15 37 (4.49%) Nimble Storage
16 36 (4.37%) Juniper
17 33 (4.00%) Veritas