Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 215 159
Rank change year-on-year -36 -56 -42
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2,337 2,751 4,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.61% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 9.92% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,992 2,397 3,756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,141
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.95% -1.91%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,520 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 26,490 27,718 34,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 16.18% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 21,084 22,582 28,595
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 April 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 21 April 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 -40 2,173 £45,000 - 325
UK excluding London -43 1,416 £40,000 - 264
London -42 863 £55,000 +10.00% 89
North of England -19 389 £40,000 +6.67% 85
South East -68 379 £46,000 +6.98% 59
Midlands -49 217 £40,000 -5.88% 35
East of England -8 185 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Yorkshire -25 181 £40,000 +6.67% 37
North West -18 175 £38,125 -4.69% 45
West Midlands +9 146 £40,000 - 22
South West 0 141 £39,931 +14.09% 34
Scotland -37 69 £35,000 -15.66% 12
East Midlands -63 68 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Wales -1 35 £40,000 - 16
North East -9 34 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Channel Islands +3 1 £65,000 +4.00%
Northern Ireland -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 1,694 (72.49%) Windows
2 1,678 (71.80%) VMware
3 1,251 (53.53%) Active Directory
4 1,142 (48.87%) Microsoft
5 1,114 (47.67%) Windows Server
6 1,032 (44.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 764 (32.69%) Firewall
8 696 (29.78%) Hyper-V
9 692 (29.61%) Cisco
10 677 (28.97%) Citrix
11 606 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 600 (25.67%) SQL Server
13 585 (25.03%) DNS
14 578 (24.73%) Office 365
15 577 (24.69%) Linux
16 572 (24.48%) Windows Server 2012
17 557 (23.83%) MS Exchange
18 551 (23.58%) ITIL
19 538 (23.02%) Microsoft Azure
20 525 (22.46%) NAS
21 521 (22.29%) HP
22 504 (21.57%) WAN
23 460 (19.68%) LAN
24 457 (19.55%) Microsoft Certification
25 443 (18.96%) SQL
26 441 (18.87%) DHCP
27 428 (18.31%) Data Centre
28 416 (17.80%) Finance
29 397 (16.99%) TCP/IP
30 372 (15.92%) PowerShell

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
1 557 (23.83%) MS Exchange
2 245 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 236 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 192 (8.22%) SharePoint
5 163 (6.97%) Skype for Business
6 138 (5.91%) IIS
7 94 (4.02%) Apache
8 74 (3.17%) Tomcat
9 43 (1.84%) WebSphere
10 40 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 40 (1.71%) JBoss
10 40 (1.71%) WebLogic
11 35 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 34 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 29 (1.24%) nginx
14 28 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 26 (1.11%) OpenStack
16 25 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
17 19 (0.81%) Confluence
17 19 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 192 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.17%) Stata
7 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.086%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.043%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.043%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.043%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 578 (24.73%) Office 365
2 538 (23.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 338 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
4 107 (4.58%) SaaS
5 85 (3.64%) IaaS
6 53 (2.27%) PaaS
7 42 (1.80%) Mimecast
8 39 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (0.81%) Bluemix
10 19 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
11 16 (0.68%) OneDrive
12 14 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.43%) G Suite
14 10 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.39%) GitHub
16 5 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
16 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 764 (32.69%) Firewall
2 585 (25.03%) DNS
3 525 (22.46%) NAS
4 504 (21.57%) WAN
5 460 (19.68%) LAN
6 441 (18.87%) DHCP
7 397 (16.99%) TCP/IP
8 247 (10.57%) VPN
9 210 (8.99%) iSCSI
10 182 (7.79%) VLAN
11 143 (6.12%) VoIP
12 130 (5.56%) Skype
13 102 (4.36%) Cisco ASA
14 99 (4.24%) Fibre Channel
14 99 (4.24%) Wireless
15 91 (3.89%) WLAN
16 89 (3.81%) Remote Desktop
17 88 (3.77%) Network Security
18 84 (3.59%) Internet
19 75 (3.21%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (25.67%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (4.66%) MySQL
4 62 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 44 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (1.54%) Big Data
8 33 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 29 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.16%) NoSQL
12 26 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (0.77%) DB2
14 17 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
16 11 (0.47%) MongoDB
17 9 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
18 8 (0.34%) Hadoop
18 8 (0.34%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 20 (0.86%) JIRA
2 16 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 16 (0.68%) MSI
3 11 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.26%) Subversion
6 3 (0.13%) GoCD
6 3 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.086%) AutoIt
7 2 (0.086%) Chocolatey
7 2 (0.086%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.086%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.086%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.086%) JUnit
7 2 (0.086%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.086%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.043%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.043%) Hudson
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.043%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 416 (17.80%) Finance
2 93 (3.98%) Law
3 70 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 68 (2.91%) Legal
5 66 (2.82%) Retail
6 58 (2.48%) Marketing
7 33 (1.41%) Advertising
7 33 (1.41%) Banking
8 31 (1.33%) Billing
9 27 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.86%) Games
11 12 (0.51%) Back Office
12 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.34%) Electronics
14 7 (0.30%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.26%) Front Office
15 6 (0.26%) Local Government
16 5 (0.21%) Military
17 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 586 (25.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 239 (10.23%) Analyst
3 229 (9.80%) Support Engineer
4 214 (9.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 202 (8.64%) Administrator
6 180 (7.70%) Consultant
7 152 (6.50%) Architect
8 142 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 135 (5.78%) IT Engineer
10 129 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
11 128 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
12 117 (5.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 115 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 115 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support
14 113 (4.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 98 (4.19%) VMware Engineer
15 98 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
16 97 (4.15%) Team Leader
17 95 (4.07%) IT Manager
18 94 (4.02%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.64%) Web Services
2 84 (3.59%) Middleware
3 67 (2.87%) LDAP
4 49 (2.10%) .NET
5 31 (1.33%) LAMP
6 24 (1.03%) Flash
7 19 (0.81%) XML
8 18 (0.77%) JSON
9 17 (0.73%) Software Packaging
10 9 (0.39%) POSIX
11 8 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.30%) WSH
13 6 (0.26%) EDI
13 6 (0.26%) HTML
13 6 (0.26%) HTML5
13 6 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (0.17%) CSS
14 4 (0.17%) J2EE
14 4 (0.17%) Node.js
14 4 (0.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 428 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 198 (8.47%) Clustering
3 156 (6.68%) Replication
4 154 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
5 117 (5.01%) Management Information System
6 111 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
7 71 (3.04%) Public Cloud
8 62 (2.65%) Computer Science
9 57 (2.44%) Private Cloud
10 50 (2.14%) HP StoreVirtual
11 43 (1.84%) Driving Licence
11 43 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
12 39 (1.67%) Blackberry
13 36 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (1.37%) EMC VMAX
14 32 (1.37%) User Experience
15 28 (1.20%) Mainframe
16 27 (1.16%) EMC VNX
17 24 (1.03%) PKI
18 23 (0.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1,694 (72.49%) Windows
2 1,114 (47.67%) Windows Server
3 606 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 577 (24.69%) Linux
5 572 (24.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 193 (8.26%) Unix
7 187 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 185 (7.92%) Windows 10
9 172 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 172 (7.36%) Windows 7
10 85 (3.64%) Solaris
11 75 (3.21%) CentOS
12 72 (3.08%) AIX
13 69 (2.95%) Windows 8
14 36 (1.54%) HPUX
15 32 (1.37%) Mac OS X
16 30 (1.28%) Windows XP
17 29 (1.24%) Mac OS
18 27 (1.16%) Ubuntu
19 22 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (23.58%) ITIL
2 320 (13.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 247 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
4 185 (7.92%) Project Management
5 163 (6.97%) Migration
6 137 (5.86%) High Availability
7 126 (5.39%) DevOps
8 116 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
9 114 (4.88%) Business Continuity
9 114 (4.88%) Change Management
10 112 (4.79%) Mentoring
10 112 (4.79%) Service Delivery
11 106 (4.54%) PRINCE2
12 103 (4.41%) Presales
13 92 (3.94%) IT Strategy
14 90 (3.85%) Information Security
15 85 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 85 (3.64%) Load Balancing
15 85 (3.64%) Service Management
16 82 (3.51%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 443 (18.96%) SQL
2 372 (15.92%) PowerShell
3 103 (4.41%) Bash Shell
4 81 (3.47%) Shell Script
5 76 (3.25%) Perl
5 76 (3.25%) Python
6 42 (1.80%) Java
7 22 (0.94%) C
8 20 (0.86%) Ruby
8 20 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 19 (0.81%) VBScript
10 11 (0.47%) PHP
11 10 (0.43%) VB
12 9 (0.39%) Korn
13 8 (0.34%) C#
14 7 (0.30%) C++
15 6 (0.26%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.17%) COBOL
17 4 (0.17%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 457 (19.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 358 (15.32%) MCSE
3 265 (11.34%) Cisco Certification
4 206 (8.81%) CCNA
5 185 (7.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 164 (7.02%) Degree
7 138 (5.91%) MCSA
8 106 (4.54%) Citrix Certification
9 94 (4.02%) CCA
10 86 (3.68%) CCNP
11 84 (3.59%) MCITP
12 73 (3.12%) MCP
13 65 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
14 55 (2.35%) Security Cleared
15 34 (1.45%) SC Cleared
16 28 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (0.98%) DBS Check
18 21 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
18 21 (0.90%) VCDX
19 14 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (7.53%) SLA
2 89 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (2.35%) QA
4 36 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 29 (1.24%) COBIT
6 27 (1.16%) PMO
7 15 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.30%) GDPR
9 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.13%) COSHH
11 2 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.086%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.086%) MiFID
12 1 (0.043%) COSO
12 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.043%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,251 (53.53%) Active Directory
2 1,032 (44.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 696 (29.78%) Hyper-V
4 334 (14.29%) vSphere
5 301 (12.88%) XenApp
6 271 (11.60%) VMware ESXi
7 132 (5.65%) XenDesktop
8 109 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
9 76 (3.25%) NFS
10 59 (2.52%) XenServer
11 58 (2.48%) DFS Replication
12 52 (2.23%) VMware NSX
13 51 (2.18%) Terminal Services
14 48 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
15 40 (1.71%) Firmware
16 37 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
17 35 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
18 28 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
19 26 (1.11%) Docker
20 25 (1.07%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 349 (14.93%) SCCM
2 155 (6.63%) Puppet
3 150 (6.42%) SCOM
4 93 (3.98%) Backup Exec
5 91 (3.89%) vCenter Server
6 72 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
7 64 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
7 64 (2.74%) Nagios
7 64 (2.74%) NetBackup
8 59 (2.52%) Ansible
9 43 (1.84%) WSUS
10 41 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
11 36 (1.54%) FortiGate
12 31 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
13 29 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
14 27 (1.16%) Oracle ZFS
15 22 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 21 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 21 (0.90%) vRealize
17 19 (0.81%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1,678 (71.80%) VMware
2 1,142 (48.87%) Microsoft
3 692 (29.61%) Cisco
4 677 (28.97%) Citrix
5 521 (22.29%) HP
6 315 (13.48%) NetApp
7 230 (9.84%) Veeam
8 210 (8.99%) EMC
8 210 (8.99%) Red Hat
9 194 (8.30%) Dell
10 188 (8.04%) Oracle
11 110 (4.71%) IBM
12 94 (4.02%) 3PAR
13 84 (3.59%) CommVault
14 82 (3.51%) CheckPoint
15 81 (3.47%) Juniper
15 81 (3.47%) SolarWinds
16 70 (3.00%) Symantec
17 68 (2.91%) Avaya
18 65 (2.78%) Brocade