Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 367 288 289
Rank change year-on-year -79 +1 -35
Permanent jobs citing SAN 838 906 1,700
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.11% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 7.42% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 691 725 1,436
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £49,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.43% -

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 12,902 12,210 22,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.54% 14.91% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9,172 9,714 17,201
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -75 760 £47,500 -5.00% 157
UK excluding London -52 585 £43,750 -2.78% 118
London -73 222 £60,000 - 47
North of England -31 166 £45,000 +11.80% 31
South East -24 162 £44,000 -9.74% 26
Work from Home -110 141 £52,500 -12.50% 30
Midlands -67 126 £43,250 -3.89% 29
North West -16 77 £45,000 +0.56% 16
West Midlands -64 70 £45,000 - 17
Yorkshire -23 67 £42,500 +6.25% 13
South West -57 63 £40,000 -5.88% 11
East Midlands -31 53 £37,500 -21.05% 12
Wales +14 27 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Scotland -47 25 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North East 0 24 £55,000 +57.14% 2
East of England -24 18 £49,250 +15.88% 10

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 615 (73.39%) VMware
2 560 (66.83%) Windows
3 488 (58.23%) Microsoft
4 482 (57.52%) Active Directory
5 444 (52.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 418 (49.88%) Windows Server
7 415 (49.52%) Azure
8 352 (42.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 346 (41.29%) Microsoft 365
10 308 (36.75%) Cisco
11 294 (35.08%) Firewall
12 292 (34.84%) PowerShell
13 285 (34.01%) Hyper-V
14 200 (23.87%) DNS
15 190 (22.67%) NAS
16 188 (22.43%) Social Skills
17 183 (21.84%) Linux
18 165 (19.69%) Veeam
19 161 (19.21%) DHCP
20 160 (19.09%) Citrix
20 160 (19.09%) Data Centre
21 158 (18.85%) WAN
22 157 (18.74%) ITIL
23 155 (18.50%) LAN
24 150 (17.90%) Dell
25 149 (17.78%) AWS
26 146 (17.42%) MS Exchange
27 144 (17.18%) vSphere
28 141 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
29 139 (16.59%) HP

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
1 146 (17.42%) MS Exchange
2 91 (10.86%) SharePoint
3 46 (5.49%) IIS
4 33 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (2.74%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.55%) Apache
8 12 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.48%) SAS
11 2 (0.24%) Confluence
11 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.24%) JBoss
11 2 (0.24%) WordPress
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.12%) nginx
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 71 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.72%) MicroStation
2 6 (0.72%) Revit
3 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 415 (49.52%) Azure
2 346 (41.29%) Microsoft 365
3 149 (17.78%) AWS
4 103 (12.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 91 (10.86%) IaaS
6 62 (7.40%) SaaS
7 55 (6.56%) PaaS
8 28 (3.34%) Mimecast
9 22 (2.63%) Azure Storage
10 21 (2.51%) OneDrive
11 14 (1.67%) Cloudflare
12 13 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.43%) OpenShift
14 10 (1.19%) Cohesity
15 8 (0.95%) GCP
15 8 (0.95%) Google Workspace
16 6 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.60%) Power Platform
17 5 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 294 (35.08%) Firewall
2 200 (23.87%) DNS
3 190 (22.67%) NAS
4 161 (19.21%) DHCP
5 158 (18.85%) WAN
6 155 (18.50%) LAN
7 132 (15.75%) VPN
8 97 (11.58%) TCP/IP
9 95 (11.34%) VoIP
10 80 (9.55%) VLAN
11 75 (8.95%) Fibre Channel
12 66 (7.88%) iSCSI
13 62 (7.40%) Remote Desktop
14 41 (4.89%) Wi-Fi
14 41 (4.89%) WLAN
15 39 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
16 38 (4.53%) Skype
17 37 (4.42%) MPLS
18 35 (4.18%) Internet
19 33 (3.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (2.27%) MySQL
4 14 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.60%) Power BI
11 4 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.36%) Informix
12 3 (0.36%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 19 (2.27%) JIRA
2 9 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.36%) AutoIt
4 3 (0.36%) Maven
5 2 (0.24%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.12%) Ant
6 1 (0.12%) GitLab
6 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 188 (22.43%) Social Skills
2 78 (9.31%) Finance
3 48 (5.73%) Organisational Skills
4 40 (4.77%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.94%) Public Sector
6 27 (3.22%) Law
7 23 (2.74%) Documentation Skills
8 17 (2.03%) Automotive
9 10 (1.19%) Legal
10 9 (1.07%) Banking
10 9 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.60%) Games
13 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Retail
14 3 (0.36%) Advertising
14 3 (0.36%) Billing
14 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 292 (34.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 121 (14.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 82 (9.79%) Administrator
4 73 (8.71%) Systems Administrator
5 69 (8.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 63 (7.52%) Support Engineer
7 59 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 57 (6.80%) Consultant
9 53 (6.32%) Analyst
10 48 (5.73%) Azure Engineer
11 47 (5.61%) IT Engineer
11 47 (5.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 45 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 41 (4.89%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (4.53%) Architect
15 37 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
15 37 (4.42%) IT Support
16 32 (3.82%) VMware Engineer
17 29 (3.46%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 29 (3.46%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.86%) Web Services
2 21 (2.51%) LDAP
3 11 (1.31%) COM
4 10 (1.19%) JSON
5 6 (0.72%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.72%) REST
6 5 (0.60%) .NET
6 5 (0.60%) CGI
6 5 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.60%) Kafka
7 4 (0.48%) YAML
8 3 (0.36%) Flash
8 3 (0.36%) Loki
8 3 (0.36%) Middleware
8 3 (0.36%) React
8 3 (0.36%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.24%) SAML
9 2 (0.24%) WSH
10 1 (0.12%) CSS
10 1 (0.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 160 (19.09%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.44%) Replication
3 48 (5.73%) Clustering
4 44 (5.25%) Public Cloud
5 37 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.39%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.79%) Life Science
9 15 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.79%) Renewable Energy
10 13 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (1.31%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.31%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.19%) FMCG
12 10 (1.19%) Reinsurance
13 9 (1.07%) HP Storage
14 8 (0.95%) EMC VNX
14 8 (0.95%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 560 (66.83%) Windows
2 418 (49.88%) Windows Server
3 183 (21.84%) Linux
4 141 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (14.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 114 (13.60%) Windows Server 2019
7 76 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (8.00%) Windows 10
9 50 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (5.61%) Unix
11 22 (2.63%) CentOS
11 22 (2.63%) Ubuntu
12 14 (1.67%) AIX
13 13 (1.55%) Solaris
13 13 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.43%) Windows 7
15 11 (1.31%) Android
16 10 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.60%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (42.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 157 (18.74%) ITIL
3 118 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 90 (10.74%) Migration
5 82 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (8.71%) Project Management
7 70 (8.35%) DevOps
8 63 (7.52%) Mentoring
9 60 (7.16%) Configuration Management
10 51 (6.09%) High Availability
11 49 (5.85%) Presales
12 46 (5.49%) Project Delivery
12 46 (5.49%) Server Management
13 44 (5.25%) Patch Management
14 40 (4.77%) Change Management
15 38 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (4.42%) ITSM
17 36 (4.30%) Cybersecurity
17 36 (4.30%) Service Delivery
18 34 (4.06%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 292 (34.84%) PowerShell
2 124 (14.80%) SQL
3 35 (4.18%) Python
4 29 (3.46%) Bash Shell
5 17 (2.03%) VB
6 15 (1.79%) VBScript
7 11 (1.31%) Java
8 10 (1.19%) Perl
8 10 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.48%) C
9 4 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.48%) Ruby
10 3 (0.36%) Korn
10 3 (0.36%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.24%) C#
12 1 (0.12%) Go
12 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (7.88%) MCSE
4 59 (7.04%) Degree
5 50 (5.97%) CCNA
6 48 (5.73%) Security Cleared
6 48 (5.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (4.53%) CCNP
8 37 (4.42%) MCSA
9 26 (3.10%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.74%) MCP
11 20 (2.39%) MCITP
12 19 (2.27%) CISSP
13 17 (2.03%) CISM
14 14 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (1.31%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.84%) NVQ Level 4
17 7 (0.84%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.97%) SLA
2 25 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.27%) GDPR
4 8 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.60%) NIST
7 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.48%) PMO
7 4 (0.48%) QA
8 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 482 (57.52%) Active Directory
2 444 (52.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (34.01%) Hyper-V
4 144 (17.18%) vSphere
5 78 (9.31%) VMware ESXi
6 74 (8.83%) XenDesktop
7 55 (6.56%) XenApp
8 41 (4.89%) Terminal Server
9 32 (3.82%) Virtual Servers
10 27 (3.22%) VMware NSX
11 26 (3.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 20 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
14 14 (1.67%) NFS
15 12 (1.43%) Docker
15 12 (1.43%) Firmware
15 12 (1.43%) Terminal Services
16 9 (1.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 9 (1.07%) vCloud
17 6 (0.72%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 114 (13.60%) SCCM
2 55 (6.56%) Ansible
3 53 (6.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 48 (5.73%) SCOM
4 48 (5.73%) vCenter Server
5 29 (3.46%) Puppet
5 29 (3.46%) SCVMM
5 29 (3.46%) vRealize
6 28 (3.34%) NetBackup
7 25 (2.98%) Kubernetes
8 24 (2.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 24 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
10 22 (2.63%) FortiGate
11 19 (2.27%) Nagios
11 19 (2.27%) Terraform
11 19 (2.27%) WSUS
12 18 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
14 16 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 615 (73.39%) VMware
2 488 (58.23%) Microsoft
3 308 (36.75%) Cisco
4 165 (19.69%) Veeam
5 160 (19.09%) Citrix
6 150 (17.90%) Dell
7 139 (16.59%) HP
8 125 (14.92%) NetApp
9 100 (11.93%) EMC
10 63 (7.52%) Red Hat
11 62 (7.40%) IBM
12 61 (7.28%) Nimble Storage
13 58 (6.92%) Juniper
14 50 (5.97%) Oracle
14 50 (5.97%) SolarWinds
14 50 (5.97%) SonicWALL
14 50 (5.97%) Sophos
15 48 (5.73%) CommVault
16 47 (5.61%) Meraki
17 37 (4.42%) F5