Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 282 233
Rank change year-on-year -6 -49 -40
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,475 1,874 2,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.18% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.24% 7.89% 10.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,516 2,419
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% -2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £66,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%

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 20,382 23,752 27,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.34% 14.95% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15,921 18,656 22,534
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 -6 1,356 £45,000 - 328
UK excluding London +19 944 £42,500 +6.25% 274
London -18 484 £56,000 +1.82% 79
South East +61 308 £42,500 -3.41% 70
North of England -34 218 £40,000 +6.67% 87
Midlands +27 196 £40,000 - 40
West Midlands +31 110 £40,000 - 24
North West -42 107 £40,000 +11.11% 52
Yorkshire -14 104 £42,500 +6.25% 30
South West +19 90 £42,500 +13.33% 30
East Midlands +10 86 £43,750 +9.38% 16
East of England -20 53 £41,500 -5.68% 22
Scotland +9 31 £45,000 +14.65% 11
Wales +2 31 £38,500 +2.67% 12
Northern Ireland +21 17 £32,000 -28.89% 2
North East +7 7 £35,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 997 (67.59%) VMware
2 968 (65.63%) Windows
3 771 (52.27%) Active Directory
4 749 (50.78%) Microsoft
5 642 (43.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 613 (41.56%) Windows Server
7 593 (40.20%) Office 365
8 525 (35.59%) Azure
9 496 (33.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 479 (32.47%) Firewall
11 468 (31.73%) Cisco
12 436 (29.56%) Hyper-V
13 375 (25.42%) NAS
14 373 (25.29%) Citrix
15 367 (24.88%) DNS
16 360 (24.41%) Linux
17 358 (24.27%) WAN
18 350 (23.73%) ITIL
19 347 (23.53%) Data Centre
20 340 (23.05%) LAN
21 330 (22.37%) DHCP
22 321 (21.76%) MS Exchange
23 316 (21.42%) SQL Server
24 279 (18.92%) SQL
25 264 (17.90%) PowerShell
26 252 (17.08%) AWS
27 250 (16.95%) SCCM
28 242 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
29 239 (16.20%) HP
30 236 (16.00%) 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
1 321 (21.76%) MS Exchange
2 170 (11.53%) SharePoint
3 124 (8.41%) Skype for Business
4 86 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 68 (4.61%) IIS
6 60 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (1.36%) Apache
9 17 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.95%) Confluence
11 12 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.61%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.54%) SAS
14 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.41%) nginx
15 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.34%) GlassFish
Applications
1 118 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.068%) InDesign
5 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.27%) Workfront
2 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.14%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 593 (40.20%) Office 365
2 525 (35.59%) Azure
3 252 (17.08%) AWS
4 60 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (3.73%) SaaS
6 31 (2.10%) IaaS
7 24 (1.63%) PaaS
8 23 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.95%) Yammer
10 11 (0.75%) G Suite
10 11 (0.75%) GCP
10 11 (0.75%) Power Platform
11 10 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (0.61%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.54%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.47%) Datadog
14 7 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.41%) GitHub
16 5 (0.34%) WhatsApp
17 2 (0.14%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 479 (32.47%) Firewall
2 375 (25.42%) NAS
3 367 (24.88%) DNS
4 358 (24.27%) WAN
5 340 (23.05%) LAN
6 330 (22.37%) DHCP
7 236 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 178 (12.07%) VPN
9 159 (10.78%) Wireless
10 148 (10.03%) iSCSI
11 128 (8.68%) VoIP
12 114 (7.73%) VLAN
13 103 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
14 86 (5.83%) Fibre Channel
14 86 (5.83%) Internet
15 78 (5.29%) SMTP
16 72 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 72 (4.88%) Skype
17 66 (4.47%) Network Security
18 62 (4.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (21.42%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.29%) MySQL
7 19 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.81%) DB2
10 11 (0.75%) Power BI
11 10 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 18 (1.22%) JIRA
3 12 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.34%) Terragrunt
5 5 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.20%) GitLab
7 3 (0.20%) Subversion
7 3 (0.20%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.14%) Ant
8 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.068%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.068%) JUnit
9 1 (0.068%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.068%) MSI
9 1 (0.068%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.068%) TeamCity
General
1 185 (12.54%) Finance
2 57 (3.86%) Public Sector
3 54 (3.66%) Retail
4 37 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.44%) Legal
6 26 (1.76%) Marketing
7 22 (1.49%) Law
7 22 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.36%) Banking
9 14 (0.95%) Aerospace
9 14 (0.95%) Back Office
10 12 (0.81%) Local Government
11 10 (0.68%) Advertising
11 10 (0.68%) Games
12 9 (0.61%) Publishing
13 8 (0.54%) Billing
14 6 (0.41%) Electronics
14 6 (0.41%) German Language
15 5 (0.34%) Military
16 4 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 445 (30.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 148 (10.03%) IT Engineer
3 138 (9.36%) Support Engineer
4 125 (8.47%) Analyst
5 117 (7.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 114 (7.73%) Network Engineer
7 103 (6.98%) Architect
8 99 (6.71%) Administrator
9 87 (5.90%) IT Support
10 79 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
11 78 (5.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 75 (5.08%) Consultant
13 69 (4.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 68 (4.61%) IT Support Engineer
15 65 (4.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 62 (4.20%) VMware Engineer
17 60 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
18 54 (3.66%) Senior IT Engineer
19 53 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
20 51 (3.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.39%) Web Services
2 33 (2.24%) LDAP
3 22 (1.49%) .NET
4 16 (1.08%) Middleware
5 10 (0.68%) Flash
5 10 (0.68%) MAPI
6 8 (0.54%) XML
7 7 (0.47%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.41%) HTML
9 5 (0.34%) LAMP
9 5 (0.34%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.27%) JSON
11 3 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (0.20%) SAML
12 2 (0.14%) 802.1X
12 2 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
12 2 (0.14%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.14%) REST
12 2 (0.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 347 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 129 (8.75%) Replication
3 111 (7.53%) Management Information System
4 98 (6.64%) Clustering
5 64 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (3.39%) PKI
8 48 (3.25%) Driving Licence
9 38 (2.58%) Public Cloud
10 31 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
11 25 (1.69%) Fat Client
11 25 (1.69%) Thin Client
12 23 (1.56%) EMC VNX
13 21 (1.42%) Private Cloud
14 20 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
15 18 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
17 16 (1.08%) CMDB
17 16 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
18 10 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 968 (65.63%) Windows
2 613 (41.56%) Windows Server
3 360 (24.41%) Linux
4 242 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 190 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 168 (11.39%) Windows 10
7 118 (8.00%) Unix
8 106 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 83 (5.63%) Windows 7
10 48 (3.25%) Solaris
11 47 (3.19%) CentOS
11 47 (3.19%) Ubuntu
12 38 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (2.10%) Windows 8
14 22 (1.49%) VMS
15 20 (1.36%) AIX
15 20 (1.36%) Mac OS
16 15 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
16 15 (1.02%) SUSE
17 12 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (33.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 350 (23.73%) ITIL
3 186 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 158 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
5 136 (9.22%) Migration
6 115 (7.80%) Mentoring
7 97 (6.58%) Project Management
8 95 (6.44%) Change Management
9 83 (5.63%) Service Delivery
9 83 (5.63%) Storage Management
10 75 (5.08%) Load Balancing
11 71 (4.81%) High Availability
11 71 (4.81%) IT Strategy
12 69 (4.68%) Change Control
13 68 (4.61%) Configuration Management
14 67 (4.54%) Information Security
15 66 (4.47%) Service Management
16 63 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
17 60 (4.07%) Project Delivery
18 56 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 279 (18.92%) SQL
2 264 (17.90%) PowerShell
3 66 (4.47%) Python
4 63 (4.27%) Bash Shell
5 37 (2.51%) Perl
6 36 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 25 (1.69%) Java
8 17 (1.15%) Ruby
9 15 (1.02%) C
10 14 (0.95%) Korn
11 13 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.61%) Bourne shell
14 8 (0.54%) AWK
14 8 (0.54%) VBScript
15 5 (0.34%) ABAP
16 4 (0.27%) JavaScript
17 3 (0.20%) PHP
18 2 (0.14%) C-shell
18 2 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 215 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (14.24%) Cisco Certification
3 169 (11.46%) MCSE
4 158 (10.71%) Degree
5 130 (8.81%) CCNP
6 120 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 117 (7.93%) CCNA
8 70 (4.75%) MCSA
9 64 (4.34%) Security Cleared
10 48 (3.25%) SC Cleared
11 42 (2.85%) MCITP
12 30 (2.03%) MCP
13 29 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (1.83%) CCA
15 25 (1.69%) DBS Check
16 22 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
17 20 (1.36%) TOGAF Certification
18 18 (1.22%) CCIE
18 18 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
19 16 (1.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.63%) SLA
2 34 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.49%) GDPR
4 13 (0.88%) PMO
5 9 (0.61%) QA
6 8 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.54%) NIST
6 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) COBIT
8 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) NCSC
10 1 (0.068%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 771 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 642 (43.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 436 (29.56%) Hyper-V
4 136 (9.22%) XenApp
5 131 (8.88%) VMware ESXi
6 113 (7.66%) vSphere
7 81 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
8 79 (5.36%) XenDesktop
9 56 (3.80%) Virtual Servers
10 38 (2.58%) Terminal Services
11 30 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (1.97%) NFS
13 27 (1.83%) Firmware
14 24 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (1.08%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 13 (0.88%) KVM
18 11 (0.75%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.75%) Docker
19 10 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 250 (16.95%) SCCM
2 82 (5.56%) WSUS
3 60 (4.07%) Backup Exec
4 57 (3.86%) Puppet
5 53 (3.59%) Ansible
5 53 (3.59%) NetBackup
6 50 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 50 (3.39%) SCOM
7 45 (3.05%) vCenter Server
8 41 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
8 41 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 39 (2.64%) Nagios
10 30 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (1.49%) SCVMM
11 22 (1.49%) vRealize
12 18 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
12 18 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 17 (1.15%) AirWatch
14 16 (1.08%) Terraform
15 15 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 997 (67.59%) VMware
2 749 (50.78%) Microsoft
3 468 (31.73%) Cisco
4 373 (25.29%) Citrix
5 239 (16.20%) HP
6 183 (12.41%) NetApp
7 178 (12.07%) Veeam
8 137 (9.29%) Dell
9 134 (9.08%) EMC
10 97 (6.58%) Red Hat
11 94 (6.37%) Oracle
12 93 (6.31%) SolarWinds
13 82 (5.56%) IBM
14 73 (4.95%) CheckPoint
15 63 (4.27%) 3PAR
16 58 (3.93%) Meraki
17 52 (3.53%) Juniper
18 51 (3.46%) Brocade
19 50 (3.39%) F5
19 50 (3.39%) Palo Alto