Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 166 132
Rank change year-on-year -41 -34 -16
Permanent jobs citing SAN 3006 4106 5196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 2.08% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 12.35% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2589 3518 4515
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28066 33246 37817
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.87% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22721 27553 30780
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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 -40 2814 £45,000 - 153
UK excluding London -39 1757 £40,000 -4.76% 119
London -34 1199 £52,500 +5.00% 43
North of England -24 496 £38,500 -3.75% 29
South East -88 432 £43,500 -3.33% 33
Midlands -6 300 £42,500 +7.59% 18
East of England +25 261 £42,000 -1.18% 15
Yorkshire -43 255 £39,250 +1.95% 16
North West 0 221 £37,500 -16.67% 11
West Midlands -15 172 £40,000 - 9
East Midlands -1 128 £42,500 +13.33% 9
South West -59 128 £35,000 +6.06% 15
Scotland -26 79 £40,000 - 3
Wales +5 54 £40,000 -4.76% 5
North East +26 20 £35,000 -7.28% 2
Northern Ireland -11 8 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Channel Islands +5 1 £62,500 +13.64%

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, 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 2175 (72.36%) Windows
2 2148 (71.46%) VMware
3 1610 (53.56%) Active Directory
4 1458 (48.50%) Microsoft
5 1437 (47.80%) Windows Server
6 1263 (42.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1133 (37.69%) Cisco
8 1069 (35.56%) Firewall
9 945 (31.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 926 (30.81%) Linux
11 906 (30.14%) MS Exchange
12 867 (28.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 862 (28.68%) Hyper-V
14 735 (24.45%) ITIL
15 719 (23.92%) DNS
16 701 (23.32%) Citrix
17 630 (20.96%) HP
18 628 (20.89%) SQL Server
19 602 (20.03%) Office 365
20 590 (19.63%) WAN
21 573 (19.06%) NAS
22 568 (18.90%) Microsoft Certification
23 564 (18.76%) SQL
24 541 (18.00%) LAN
25 538 (17.90%) DHCP
26 522 (17.37%) Data Centre
27 503 (16.73%) Microsoft Azure
28 477 (15.87%) vSphere
29 466 (15.50%) Finance
30 463 (15.40%) TCP/IP

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
1 906 (30.14%) MS Exchange
2 436 (14.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 333 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 251 (8.35%) IIS
5 241 (8.02%) SharePoint
6 157 (5.22%) Apache
7 126 (4.19%) Skype for Business
8 104 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 95 (3.16%) Tomcat
10 44 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 40 (1.33%) WebLogic
12 37 (1.23%) JBoss
13 26 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 25 (0.83%) OpenStack
14 25 (0.83%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.73%) SAS
16 21 (0.70%) CMS
16 21 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
18 16 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 189 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.13%) Abaqus
6 2 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.067%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.067%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.067%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.067%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 602 (20.03%) Office 365
2 503 (16.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 358 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
4 114 (3.79%) IaaS
5 83 (2.76%) PaaS
6 72 (2.40%) SaaS
7 58 (1.93%) Mimecast
8 31 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 24 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.30%) G Suite
16 7 (0.23%) Google App Engine
17 6 (0.20%) Joyent
17 6 (0.20%) OneDrive
18 5 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1069 (35.56%) Firewall
2 719 (23.92%) DNS
3 590 (19.63%) WAN
4 573 (19.06%) NAS
5 541 (18.00%) LAN
6 538 (17.90%) DHCP
7 463 (15.40%) TCP/IP
8 363 (12.08%) VPN
9 279 (9.28%) VLAN
10 253 (8.42%) iSCSI
11 219 (7.29%) VoIP
12 165 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
13 144 (4.79%) Wireless
14 141 (4.69%) Internet
15 122 (4.06%) Fibre Channel
16 121 (4.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 119 (3.96%) MPLS
18 102 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
19 93 (3.09%) Cisco IOS
20 90 (2.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 188 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 153 (5.09%) MySQL
4 89 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 82 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 73 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 71 (2.36%) MongoDB
8 40 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
10 37 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 37 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
11 27 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (0.77%) Relational Database
12 23 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
13 22 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
16 19 (0.63%) MariaDB
17 18 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 46 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 22 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 20 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (0.47%) MSI
4 14 (0.47%) Subversion
5 12 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.37%) JIRA
7 10 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.27%) Fiddler
8 8 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.27%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.20%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.13%) Maven
10 4 (0.13%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.100%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.067%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.067%) GCC
12 2 (0.067%) NuGet
12 2 (0.067%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.033%) Oracle APEX
General
1 466 (15.50%) Finance
2 129 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 93 (3.09%) Law
4 83 (2.76%) Legal
5 77 (2.56%) Banking
6 54 (1.80%) Back Office
7 51 (1.70%) Retail
8 48 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.46%) Marketing
10 30 (1.00%) Advertising
11 22 (0.73%) Electronics
12 19 (0.63%) Military
13 18 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.60%) Games
14 11 (0.37%) Billing
15 9 (0.30%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.23%) Local Government
17 6 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.20%) Front Office
17 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 786 (26.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 303 (10.08%) Support Engineer
3 297 (9.88%) Analyst
4 293 (9.75%) Administrator
5 292 (9.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 223 (7.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 192 (6.39%) Systems Engineer
8 183 (6.09%) Infrastructure Support
9 181 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
10 179 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
11 175 (5.82%) VMware Engineer
12 172 (5.72%) Architect
13 159 (5.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 159 (5.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 155 (5.16%) Consultant
15 149 (4.96%) IT Engineer
15 149 (4.96%) Network Engineer
16 147 (4.89%) Team Leader
17 137 (4.56%) Support Analyst
18 133 (4.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.53%) Web Services
2 67 (2.23%) Middleware
3 53 (1.76%) .NET
4 46 (1.53%) LAMP
5 25 (0.83%) SAML
6 23 (0.77%) Software Packaging
7 20 (0.67%) XMPP
8 17 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
8 17 (0.57%) XML
9 15 (0.50%) Regular Expression
10 13 (0.43%) 802.1X
11 12 (0.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 11 (0.37%) Flash
13 10 (0.33%) Kafka
13 10 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (0.30%) HTML
14 9 (0.30%) JDBC
14 9 (0.30%) REST
15 8 (0.27%) WAP
15 8 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 522 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 252 (8.38%) Clustering
3 161 (5.36%) Replication
4 145 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 120 (3.99%) Computer Science
6 109 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (2.46%) EMC VNX
8 68 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
9 67 (2.23%) Hedge funds
10 60 (2.00%) Private Cloud
11 59 (1.96%) Public Cloud
12 54 (1.80%) PKI
13 53 (1.76%) Driving Licence
14 51 (1.70%) iPad
15 43 (1.43%) Blackberry
15 43 (1.43%) Client/Server
16 42 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
17 37 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
18 36 (1.20%) HP Storage
19 31 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2175 (72.36%) Windows
2 1437 (47.80%) Windows Server
3 945 (31.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 926 (30.81%) Linux
5 867 (28.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 370 (12.31%) Windows 7
7 321 (10.68%) Unix
8 251 (8.35%) Windows 10
9 245 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 244 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 197 (6.55%) CentOS
12 121 (4.03%) Solaris
13 104 (3.46%) Windows 8
14 79 (2.63%) AIX
15 78 (2.59%) Ubuntu
16 56 (1.86%) Windows XP
17 38 (1.26%) Debian
18 36 (1.20%) Mac OS X
19 34 (1.13%) Apple iOS
20 30 (1.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (24.45%) ITIL
2 390 (12.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 200 (6.65%) Migration
4 189 (6.29%) Project Management
5 185 (6.15%) DevOps
6 170 (5.66%) High Availability
7 163 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 153 (5.09%) Service Delivery
9 150 (4.99%) Change Management
10 136 (4.52%) Business Continuity
10 136 (4.52%) Service Management
11 125 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
11 125 (4.16%) Mentoring
12 117 (3.89%) Load Balancing
13 116 (3.86%) Presales
14 115 (3.83%) Problem Management
15 114 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
16 101 (3.36%) Server Virtualisation
17 96 (3.19%) PRINCE2
18 95 (3.16%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 564 (18.76%) SQL
2 402 (13.37%) PowerShell
3 108 (3.59%) Perl
3 108 (3.59%) Python
4 105 (3.49%) Shell Script
5 96 (3.19%) Bash Shell
6 77 (2.56%) Java
7 59 (1.96%) C
8 35 (1.16%) VBScript
9 27 (0.90%) PHP
9 27 (0.90%) Ruby
10 24 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 20 (0.67%) Korn
12 19 (0.63%) C#
13 16 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.37%) JavaScript
15 10 (0.33%) AWK
15 10 (0.33%) Erlang
16 9 (0.30%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.30%) Jython
Qualifications
1 568 (18.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 402 (13.37%) MCSE
3 359 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
4 300 (9.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 270 (8.98%) CCNA
6 244 (8.12%) Degree
7 205 (6.82%) MCSA
8 163 (5.42%) CCNP
9 111 (3.69%) MCP
10 105 (3.49%) MCITP
11 93 (3.09%) Security Cleared
12 82 (2.73%) Citrix Certification
13 62 (2.06%) CCA
13 62 (2.06%) SC Cleared
14 56 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
15 39 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
16 36 (1.20%) CCIE
17 31 (1.03%) RHCE
18 27 (0.90%) VCP5
19 25 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (8.68%) SLA
2 91 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 33 (1.10%) QA
5 25 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.30%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.17%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.17%) PMO
11 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.067%) COBIT
12 2 (0.067%) GDPR
12 2 (0.067%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1610 (53.56%) Active Directory
2 1263 (42.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 862 (28.68%) Hyper-V
4 477 (15.87%) vSphere
5 350 (11.64%) VMware ESXi
6 308 (10.25%) XenApp
7 150 (4.99%) XenDesktop
8 128 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
9 114 (3.79%) Virtual Servers
10 97 (3.23%) XenServer
11 95 (3.16%) NFS
11 95 (3.16%) Terminal Services
12 43 (1.43%) DFS Replication
13 38 (1.26%) vCloud
14 35 (1.16%) Docker
15 34 (1.13%) KVM
16 26 (0.86%) Firmware
17 25 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
18 24 (0.80%) VMware Server
19 22 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 351 (11.68%) SCCM
2 213 (7.09%) SCOM
3 169 (5.62%) Puppet
4 130 (4.32%) Backup Exec
5 123 (4.09%) Nagios
6 105 (3.49%) Ansible
7 101 (3.36%) NetBackup
8 97 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
8 97 (3.23%) WSUS
9 85 (2.83%) vCenter Server
10 71 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
11 59 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 50 (1.66%) Oracle ZFS
13 47 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
14 43 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
15 33 (1.10%) Control-M
16 31 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 28 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 28 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
17 28 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2148 (71.46%) VMware
2 1458 (48.50%) Microsoft
3 1133 (37.69%) Cisco
4 701 (23.32%) Citrix
5 630 (20.96%) HP
6 462 (15.37%) NetApp
7 335 (11.14%) Red Hat
8 310 (10.31%) EMC
9 273 (9.08%) Dell
10 234 (7.78%) Oracle
11 218 (7.25%) Veeam
12 153 (5.09%) IBM
13 123 (4.09%) SolarWinds
14 118 (3.93%) Juniper
15 111 (3.69%) CheckPoint
16 110 (3.66%) EqualLogic
17 102 (3.39%) Symantec
18 101 (3.36%) 3PAR
19 95 (3.16%) Veritas
20 93 (3.09%) Avaya