Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 200 164
Rank change year-on-year -43 -36 -51
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2,481 3,028 4,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.73% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.44% 10.37% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,163 2,640 3,690
UK median annual salary £44,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.14% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% -1.19% +5.00%

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 26,291 29,195 34,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 16.73% 16.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21,323 23,711 28,598
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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 -42 2,312 £45,000 - 324
UK excluding London -35 1,554 £40,000 -3.61% 232
London -42 890 £50,000 - 111
North of England -20 432 £38,500 +0.65% 56
South East -84 429 £45,000 -5.26% 58
Midlands +10 260 £40,000 +6.67% 50
North West -2 214 £40,000 -9.09% 32
East of England +2 184 £44,000 -2.22% 30
West Midlands +43 172 £40,000 +9.22% 30
Yorkshire -43 169 £40,000 +6.67% 14
South West -60 122 £40,000 +13.98% 19
East Midlands -34 76 £40,000 +5.26% 20
Scotland -38 70 £37,750 -3.21% 9
Wales +32 54 £40,000 -5.88% 10
North East +30 50 £32,500 -2.26% 10
Northern Ireland -23 6 £40,000 +70.21%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SAN.

1 1,830 (73.76%) VMware
2 1,828 (73.68%) Windows
3 1,354 (54.57%) Active Directory
4 1,262 (50.87%) Microsoft
5 1,255 (50.58%) Windows Server
6 1,212 (48.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 891 (35.91%) Cisco
8 781 (31.48%) Firewall
9 759 (30.59%) Hyper-V
10 745 (30.03%) Citrix
11 743 (29.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 640 (25.80%) MS Exchange
13 626 (25.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 600 (24.18%) Linux
15 596 (24.02%) Office 365
16 591 (23.82%) DNS
17 572 (23.06%) HP
18 563 (22.69%) ITIL
19 528 (21.28%) SQL Server
20 519 (20.92%) WAN
21 492 (19.83%) NAS
22 489 (19.71%) Microsoft Certification
23 474 (19.11%) LAN
24 472 (19.02%) Finance
25 454 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
26 440 (17.73%) DHCP
27 428 (17.25%) Data Centre
28 410 (16.53%) TCP/IP
29 406 (16.36%) SQL
30 370 (14.91%) MCSE

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
1 640 (25.80%) MS Exchange
2 298 (12.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 252 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 204 (8.22%) IIS
5 194 (7.82%) SharePoint
6 152 (6.13%) Skype for Business
7 100 (4.03%) Apache
8 57 (2.30%) Tomcat
9 55 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 35 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (1.05%) WebLogic
12 24 (0.97%) CMS
13 23 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
14 22 (0.89%) OpenStack
15 20 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (0.73%) SAS
17 16 (0.64%) nginx
18 14 (0.56%) IBM Domino
18 14 (0.56%) JBoss
18 14 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 155 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.081%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.081%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.081%) Relativity
5 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.040%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.040%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.040%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 596 (24.02%) Office 365
2 454 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 286 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (2.34%) IaaS
5 56 (2.26%) Mimecast
6 50 (2.02%) SaaS
7 42 (1.69%) PaaS
8 26 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.36%) G Suite
11 9 (0.36%) Serverless
12 8 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.28%) Bluemix
13 7 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 781 (31.48%) Firewall
2 591 (23.82%) DNS
3 519 (20.92%) WAN
4 492 (19.83%) NAS
5 474 (19.11%) LAN
6 440 (17.73%) DHCP
7 410 (16.53%) TCP/IP
8 275 (11.08%) VPN
9 241 (9.71%) VLAN
10 209 (8.42%) iSCSI
11 171 (6.89%) VoIP
12 117 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
13 104 (4.19%) Fibre Channel
14 103 (4.15%) Wireless
15 93 (3.75%) Skype
16 88 (3.55%) NetScaler
17 82 (3.31%) Network Security
18 81 (3.26%) Internet
19 79 (3.18%) SSL
20 75 (3.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 112 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (3.79%) MySQL
4 50 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
7 29 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (0.85%) DB2
11 19 (0.77%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.64%) Big Data
12 16 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (0.60%) Relational Database
14 14 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.52%) OLAP
16 8 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (1.29%) MSI
2 25 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 23 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.69%) Subversion
5 13 (0.52%) JIRA
6 11 (0.44%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.16%) GoCD
8 4 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.16%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.081%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.081%) JUnit
11 1 (0.040%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 472 (19.02%) Finance
2 79 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 74 (2.98%) Law
4 59 (2.38%) Banking
5 56 (2.26%) Legal
6 50 (2.02%) Retail
7 40 (1.61%) Marketing
8 33 (1.33%) Back Office
9 32 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.09%) Advertising
11 20 (0.81%) Games
11 20 (0.81%) Military
12 14 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.36%) Electronics
13 9 (0.36%) Front Office
14 6 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.24%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.20%) Billing
15 5 (0.20%) Local Government
16 4 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 638 (25.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 285 (11.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 265 (10.68%) Analyst
4 260 (10.48%) Support Engineer
5 238 (9.59%) Administrator
6 194 (7.82%) Consultant
7 188 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 170 (6.85%) VMware Engineer
9 162 (6.53%) Systems Administrator
10 158 (6.37%) IT Engineer
11 141 (5.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 137 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 135 (5.44%) Infrastructure Support
14 128 (5.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 128 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
15 126 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
16 118 (4.76%) Architect
17 109 (4.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
18 108 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 102 (4.11%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.50%) Web Services
2 46 (1.85%) LDAP
3 33 (1.33%) Software Packaging
4 32 (1.29%) .NET
5 29 (1.17%) Middleware
6 12 (0.48%) Flash
6 12 (0.48%) WAP
7 10 (0.40%) REST
8 8 (0.32%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.32%) J2EE
8 8 (0.32%) LAMP
8 8 (0.32%) POSIX
9 7 (0.28%) EDI
10 6 (0.24%) JSON
10 6 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.24%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.24%) XML
11 4 (0.16%) COM
11 4 (0.16%) CSS
11 4 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 428 (17.25%) Data Centre
2 285 (11.49%) Clustering
3 163 (6.57%) Replication
4 128 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 117 (4.72%) Management Information System
6 84 (3.39%) Computer Science
7 60 (2.42%) Public Cloud
8 47 (1.89%) EMC VMAX
9 41 (1.65%) EMC VNX
10 39 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 39 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 38 (1.53%) Client/Server
12 37 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
13 30 (1.21%) Private Cloud
14 28 (1.13%) HP StoreVirtual
14 28 (1.13%) PKI
15 27 (1.09%) Blackberry
16 24 (0.97%) User Experience
16 24 (0.97%) Virtual Team
17 21 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,828 (73.68%) Windows
2 1,255 (50.58%) Windows Server
3 743 (29.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 626 (25.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 600 (24.18%) Linux
6 244 (9.83%) Windows 7
7 215 (8.67%) Unix
8 211 (8.50%) Windows 10
9 182 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 178 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 89 (3.59%) CentOS
12 84 (3.39%) Windows 8
13 79 (3.18%) Solaris
14 66 (2.66%) AIX
15 41 (1.65%) Mac OS X
16 38 (1.53%) HPUX
17 28 (1.13%) Debian
18 27 (1.09%) Ubuntu
19 24 (0.97%) Windows XP
20 23 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (22.69%) ITIL
2 334 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 162 (6.53%) Project Management
4 161 (6.49%) Change Management
5 145 (5.84%) High Availability
6 143 (5.76%) Migration
7 129 (5.20%) Business Continuity
8 113 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 112 (4.51%) Service Delivery
10 103 (4.15%) Mentoring
11 101 (4.07%) PRINCE2
12 100 (4.03%) Problem Management
13 99 (3.99%) Server Virtualisation
13 99 (3.99%) Virtual Environments
14 98 (3.95%) Information Security
15 96 (3.87%) Load Balancing
15 96 (3.87%) Presales
16 91 (3.67%) DevOps
17 87 (3.51%) Service Management
18 83 (3.35%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 406 (16.36%) SQL
2 364 (14.67%) PowerShell
3 91 (3.67%) Shell Script
4 79 (3.18%) Bash Shell
5 69 (2.78%) Python
6 57 (2.30%) Perl
7 29 (1.17%) Java
8 27 (1.09%) VBScript
9 25 (1.01%) Ruby
10 20 (0.81%) C
10 20 (0.81%) Korn
11 16 (0.64%) T-SQL
12 14 (0.56%) C#
13 12 (0.48%) Erlang
14 10 (0.40%) PHP
15 8 (0.32%) Bourne shell
15 8 (0.32%) C-shell
15 8 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.20%) JavaScript
17 4 (0.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 489 (19.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 370 (14.91%) MCSE
3 349 (14.07%) Cisco Certification
4 276 (11.12%) CCNA
5 218 (8.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 173 (6.97%) Degree
7 137 (5.52%) MCSA
8 130 (5.24%) CCNP
8 130 (5.24%) Citrix Certification
9 100 (4.03%) CCA
10 78 (3.14%) Security Cleared
11 76 (3.06%) MCP
12 50 (2.02%) MCITP
13 48 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
14 41 (1.65%) SC Cleared
15 37 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
16 32 (1.29%) RHCE
17 24 (0.97%) CCIE
17 24 (0.97%) DV Cleared
18 19 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (7.05%) SLA
2 92 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 38 (1.53%) QA
4 17 (0.69%) PMO
5 15 (0.60%) COBIT
6 12 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.20%) GDPR
9 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.16%) MiFID
10 2 (0.081%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.081%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.040%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.040%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,354 (54.57%) Active Directory
2 1,212 (48.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 759 (30.59%) Hyper-V
4 363 (14.63%) vSphere
5 306 (12.33%) VMware ESXi
6 302 (12.17%) XenApp
7 154 (6.21%) XenDesktop
8 110 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
9 73 (2.94%) XenServer
10 67 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
11 66 (2.66%) Terminal Services
12 62 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 59 (2.38%) NFS
14 45 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
15 44 (1.77%) Docker
16 36 (1.45%) DFS Replication
17 31 (1.25%) iptables
18 29 (1.17%) VMware NSX
19 27 (1.09%) vCloud
20 22 (0.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 357 (14.39%) SCCM
2 174 (7.01%) SCOM
3 101 (4.07%) Backup Exec
4 91 (3.67%) vCenter Server
5 89 (3.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 77 (3.10%) Puppet
7 75 (3.02%) Nagios
8 71 (2.86%) NetBackup
9 61 (2.46%) Ansible
10 57 (2.30%) WSUS
11 46 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 32 (1.29%) SCOrch
14 31 (1.25%) Simpana
15 25 (1.01%) Kubernetes
15 25 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
15 25 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 23 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
16 23 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
16 23 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 1,830 (73.76%) VMware
2 1,262 (50.87%) Microsoft
3 891 (35.91%) Cisco
4 745 (30.03%) Citrix
5 572 (23.06%) HP
6 342 (13.78%) NetApp
7 238 (9.59%) Red Hat
8 237 (9.55%) EMC
9 226 (9.11%) Dell
10 217 (8.75%) Veeam
11 161 (6.49%) Oracle
12 145 (5.84%) IBM
13 143 (5.76%) 3PAR
14 119 (4.80%) Juniper
15 104 (4.19%) F5
16 98 (3.95%) CommVault
16 98 (3.95%) SolarWinds
17 94 (3.79%) Brocade
18 92 (3.71%) Veritas
19 90 (3.63%) EqualLogic