Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 280 256
Rank change year-on-year -12 -24 -37
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,005 1,684 2,300
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.16% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 7.46% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 840 1,480 2,005
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,250 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -1.20% +3.75%

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 13,736 22,559 26,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.55% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10,758 17,137 20,823
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 -1 921 £50,000 +11.11% 56
UK excluding London +21 674 £45,000 +9.76% 52
London -20 301 £57,500 +10.58% 7
Midlands +57 170 £47,500 +14.46% 13
South East +36 170 £50,000 +8.70% 11
North of England -22 147 £42,500 +13.33% 12
West Midlands +59 98 £47,500 +18.75% 10
South West +42 82 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North West +34 78 £46,250 +21.71% 8
East Midlands +23 71 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Yorkshire -8 57 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Work from Home +57 56 £60,000 +26.32% 4
East of England +37 46 £42,500 - 5
Scotland +67 29 £45,000 +18.42% 2
Wales +5 18 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Northern Ireland +32 15 £30,000 -20.00%
North East -6 12 £35,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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.

1 643 (63.98%) VMware
2 622 (61.89%) Windows
3 543 (54.03%) Microsoft
4 513 (51.04%) Active Directory
5 447 (44.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 405 (40.30%) Windows Server
7 402 (40.00%) Azure
8 337 (33.53%) Office 365
9 326 (32.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 324 (32.24%) Cisco
11 307 (30.55%) Linux
12 302 (30.05%) Data Centre
13 292 (29.05%) Firewall
14 282 (28.06%) Hyper-V
15 256 (25.47%) WAN
16 250 (24.88%) DNS
17 244 (24.28%) Citrix
17 244 (24.28%) PowerShell
18 235 (23.38%) LAN
19 224 (22.29%) SQL Server
20 212 (21.09%) DHCP
21 205 (20.40%) NAS
22 204 (20.30%) AWS
23 186 (18.51%) SCCM
24 178 (17.71%) ITIL
25 176 (17.51%) TCP/IP
26 175 (17.41%) Windows Server 2012
27 172 (17.11%) MS Exchange
28 170 (16.92%) HP
29 161 (16.02%) 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
1 172 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 134 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 86 (8.56%) Skype for Business
4 55 (5.47%) IIS
5 46 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.00%) Apache
9 9 (0.90%) JBoss
10 8 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.80%) SAS
10 8 (0.80%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.50%) Confluence
12 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.40%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.30%) WildFly
14 3 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.40%) assyst
3 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.30%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.30%) Relativity
4 3 (0.30%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 2 (0.20%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.20%) Shopify
6 1 (0.100%) Faxination
6 1 (0.100%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.100%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 402 (40.00%) Azure
2 337 (33.53%) Office 365
3 204 (20.30%) AWS
4 58 (5.77%) IaaS
5 54 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 53 (5.27%) SaaS
7 43 (4.28%) PaaS
8 30 (2.99%) GCP
9 22 (2.19%) Mimecast
10 18 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (1.00%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (1.00%) OneDrive
14 10 (1.00%) Slack
15 8 (0.80%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.50%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 292 (29.05%) Firewall
2 256 (25.47%) WAN
3 250 (24.88%) DNS
4 235 (23.38%) LAN
5 212 (21.09%) DHCP
6 205 (20.40%) NAS
7 176 (17.51%) TCP/IP
8 122 (12.14%) VPN
9 95 (9.45%) Wireless
10 82 (8.16%) VLAN
11 81 (8.06%) VoIP
12 72 (7.16%) Fibre Channel
12 72 (7.16%) iSCSI
13 52 (5.17%) NetScaler
14 50 (4.98%) MPLS
15 46 (4.58%) BGP
16 45 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
17 42 (4.18%) Skype
18 40 (3.98%) OSPF
19 35 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (2.79%) MySQL
4 24 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 19 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.39%) Big Data
10 13 (1.29%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.80%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.60%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.50%) Amazon Aurora
15 5 (0.50%) Redis
15 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (2.29%) JIRA
2 21 (2.09%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.09%) Subversion
5 7 (0.70%) WinDbg
6 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.100%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.100%) MSI
8 1 (0.100%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.100%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.100%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 156 (15.52%) Finance
2 34 (3.38%) Retail
3 29 (2.89%) Public Sector
4 24 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.99%) Banking
6 18 (1.79%) Law
7 16 (1.59%) Legal
8 13 (1.29%) Billing
9 10 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.00%) Publishing
10 8 (0.80%) Games
11 6 (0.60%) Advertising
11 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.60%) Local Government
12 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.40%) French Language
12 4 (0.40%) Housing Association
13 3 (0.30%) Back Office
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
15 1 (0.100%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 256 (25.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 111 (11.04%) Analyst
3 87 (8.66%) IT Engineer
4 84 (8.36%) Systems Engineer
5 79 (7.86%) Support Engineer
6 68 (6.77%) Administrator
7 67 (6.67%) Architect
8 64 (6.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 64 (6.37%) Consultant
9 62 (6.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 58 (5.77%) Network Engineer
11 49 (4.88%) Technical Architect
12 47 (4.68%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 47 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
13 46 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
14 44 (4.38%) Storage Engineer
15 43 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
15 43 (4.28%) IT Support
16 35 (3.48%) Senior Systems Engineer
17 34 (3.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.49%) Middleware
1 15 (1.49%) Web Services
2 7 (0.70%) JSON
3 6 (0.60%) SAML
4 5 (0.50%) Flash
4 5 (0.50%) jQuery
5 4 (0.40%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.40%) RESTful
6 3 (0.30%) .NET
6 3 (0.30%) Apache NiFi
6 3 (0.30%) H2O
6 3 (0.30%) Kafka
7 2 (0.20%) COM
7 2 (0.20%) HTML
7 2 (0.20%) LDAP
7 2 (0.20%) POSIX
7 2 (0.20%) REST
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.20%) XML
8 1 (0.100%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 302 (30.05%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.77%) Public Cloud
3 67 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 65 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (6.27%) Clustering
6 53 (5.27%) Replication
7 44 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 25 (2.49%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.99%) Private Cloud
11 19 (1.89%) Fat Client
11 19 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (1.89%) Thin Client
12 18 (1.79%) PKI
13 17 (1.69%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (1.09%) EMC VNX
16 10 (1.00%) Virtual Team
17 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.90%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 622 (61.89%) Windows
2 405 (40.30%) Windows Server
3 307 (30.55%) Linux
4 175 (17.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 136 (13.53%) Windows Server 2016
6 109 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 93 (9.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 88 (8.76%) Windows 10
9 79 (7.86%) Windows 7
10 66 (6.57%) Unix
11 50 (4.98%) Windows Server 2019
12 34 (3.38%) Ubuntu
13 33 (3.28%) Solaris
14 28 (2.79%) Windows 8
15 27 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (1.69%) CentOS
17 14 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (1.09%) Mac OS X
19 10 (1.00%) AIX
19 10 (1.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (32.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 178 (17.71%) ITIL
3 146 (14.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 115 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
5 82 (8.16%) DevOps
6 77 (7.66%) Load Balancing
7 76 (7.56%) Project Management
8 65 (6.47%) Migration
9 59 (5.87%) Capacity Planning
10 58 (5.77%) Configuration Management
11 57 (5.67%) Change Management
12 55 (5.47%) Service Delivery
13 52 (5.17%) Computer Science
13 52 (5.17%) High Availability
14 47 (4.68%) Project Delivery
15 45 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (4.38%) Change Control
17 40 (3.98%) Decision-Making
17 40 (3.98%) Mentoring
17 40 (3.98%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (24.28%) PowerShell
2 161 (16.02%) SQL
3 71 (7.06%) Bash Shell
4 67 (6.67%) Python
5 26 (2.59%) Perl
6 18 (1.79%) VBScript
7 17 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.09%) Go
9 9 (0.90%) Korn
10 8 (0.80%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.60%) C++
11 6 (0.60%) VB
12 5 (0.50%) PHP
13 4 (0.40%) Ruby
14 3 (0.30%) AWK
14 3 (0.30%) C
14 3 (0.30%) Java
15 2 (0.20%) C#
15 2 (0.20%) Groovy
15 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (15.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (12.94%) MCSE
3 112 (11.14%) Cisco Certification
4 109 (10.85%) Degree
5 76 (7.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 66 (6.57%) MCSA
7 64 (6.37%) CCNA
8 58 (5.77%) CCNP
9 47 (4.68%) Security Cleared
10 41 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (3.38%) SC Cleared
12 28 (2.79%) MCP
13 21 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.99%) MCITP
15 19 (1.89%) DV Cleared
16 16 (1.59%) DBS Check
17 15 (1.49%) CISSP
18 10 (1.00%) CISM
19 8 (0.80%) CCVP
20 7 (0.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 40 (3.98%) SLA
2 18 (1.79%) GDPR
3 14 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.60%) QA
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.30%) COBIT
7 3 (0.30%) NCSC
8 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 513 (51.04%) Active Directory
2 447 (44.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 282 (28.06%) Hyper-V
4 108 (10.75%) vSphere
5 105 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
5 105 (10.45%) XenApp
6 65 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
7 46 (4.58%) Virtual Servers
8 34 (3.38%) Docker
8 34 (3.38%) XenDesktop
9 25 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (2.49%) NFS
10 17 (1.69%) Firmware
11 16 (1.59%) Terminal Services
11 16 (1.59%) VMware NSX
12 12 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (1.19%) VMware Server
13 11 (1.09%) vCloud
14 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 186 (18.51%) SCCM
2 76 (7.56%) WSUS
3 62 (6.17%) Ansible
3 62 (6.17%) Puppet
4 55 (5.47%) SCOM
4 55 (5.47%) vCenter Server
5 48 (4.78%) Terraform
6 30 (2.99%) Backup Exec
6 30 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (2.89%) NetBackup
8 25 (2.49%) SCVMM
9 24 (2.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (1.59%) Nagios
11 15 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
12 13 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
13 11 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (1.09%) vRealize
14 10 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 643 (63.98%) VMware
2 543 (54.03%) Microsoft
3 324 (32.24%) Cisco
4 244 (24.28%) Citrix
5 170 (16.92%) HP
6 139 (13.83%) NetApp
7 110 (10.95%) Dell
7 110 (10.95%) Red Hat
8 107 (10.65%) EMC
9 106 (10.55%) Veeam
10 64 (6.37%) Oracle
11 55 (5.47%) Brocade
11 55 (5.47%) Juniper
12 54 (5.37%) IBM
13 42 (4.18%) SolarWinds
14 39 (3.88%) 3PAR
15 36 (3.58%) CheckPoint
15 36 (3.58%) Google
16 35 (3.48%) F5
17 31 (3.08%) Hitachi