Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 183 161
Rank change year-on-year -33 -22 -47
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2896 3570 4599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.89% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.38% 11.15% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2506 3101 3914
UK median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £28,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 27907 32032 36420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 16.98% 16.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22586 26216 30097
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -34 2684 £44,500 -1.11% 102
UK excluding London -17 1786 £40,000 -5.88% 67
London -56 1066 £52,500 +5.00% 39
North of England -3 506 £38,000 -5.00% 19
South East -74 443 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Midlands +5 275 £40,000 +6.67% 15
East of England +48 259 £45,000 -4.05% 8
Yorkshire -12 239 £38,000 -4.40% 6
North West +10 226 £38,500 -12.50% 12
West Midlands +24 168 £38,500 +2.67% 10
South West -30 140 £40,000 +14.57% 5
East Midlands -25 95 £40,000 +13.88% 5
Scotland -7 92 £40,750 +1.88% 2
Wales +38 63 £40,000 - 2
North East +42 42 £33,750 -4.93% 1
Northern Ireland -21 11 £40,000 +17.65%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 2122 (73.27%) Windows
2 2078 (71.75%) VMware
3 1565 (54.04%) Active Directory
4 1455 (50.24%) Microsoft
5 1401 (48.38%) Windows Server
6 1320 (45.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1088 (37.57%) Cisco
8 938 (32.39%) Firewall
9 865 (29.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 827 (28.56%) Hyper-V
11 819 (28.28%) MS Exchange
12 805 (27.80%) Linux
13 747 (25.79%) Citrix
14 722 (24.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 705 (24.34%) ITIL
16 678 (23.41%) DNS
17 643 (22.20%) Office 365
18 630 (21.75%) HP
19 576 (19.89%) WAN
20 575 (19.85%) SQL Server
21 569 (19.65%) NAS
22 560 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
23 540 (18.65%) LAN
24 524 (18.09%) Data Centre
25 511 (17.65%) SQL
26 509 (17.58%) DHCP
27 507 (17.51%) Finance
28 478 (16.51%) TCP/IP
29 468 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
30 428 (14.78%) vSphere

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
1 819 (28.28%) MS Exchange
2 370 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 298 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 245 (8.46%) IIS
5 221 (7.63%) SharePoint
6 155 (5.35%) Skype for Business
7 135 (4.66%) Apache
8 81 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 72 (2.49%) Tomcat
10 34 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 33 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (1.07%) CMS
13 24 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
14 23 (0.79%) JBoss
15 20 (0.69%) OpenStack
15 20 (0.69%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.59%) IBM Domino
17 14 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 165 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.069%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.14%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.10%) Epicor Tropos
5 2 (0.069%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.069%) Relativity
6 1 (0.035%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 643 (22.20%) Office 365
2 468 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 309 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
4 94 (3.25%) IaaS
5 73 (2.52%) Mimecast
6 66 (2.28%) PaaS
7 51 (1.76%) SaaS
8 25 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.45%) G Suite
11 10 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.17%) Dropbox
12 5 (0.17%) Oracle CX
12 5 (0.17%) Serverless
13 4 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.14%) GitHub
14 3 (0.10%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 938 (32.39%) Firewall
2 678 (23.41%) DNS
3 576 (19.89%) WAN
4 569 (19.65%) NAS
5 540 (18.65%) LAN
6 509 (17.58%) DHCP
7 478 (16.51%) TCP/IP
8 331 (11.43%) VPN
9 272 (9.39%) VLAN
10 208 (7.18%) iSCSI
10 208 (7.18%) VoIP
11 156 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
12 112 (3.87%) Wireless
13 107 (3.69%) Fibre Channel
14 104 (3.59%) SSL
15 99 (3.42%) MPLS
16 97 (3.35%) Internet
17 93 (3.21%) NetScaler
18 92 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
19 85 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 575 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 136 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 125 (4.32%) MySQL
4 59 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 54 (1.86%) Oracle Database
6 51 (1.76%) MongoDB
7 38 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (1.10%) NoSQL
10 30 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
11 25 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 23 (0.79%) Hadoop
13 22 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
14 17 (0.59%) DB2
14 17 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.48%) OLAP
15 14 (0.48%) Relational Database
16 12 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (0.38%) Big Data
18 10 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 26 (0.90%) MSI
3 25 (0.86%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.66%) Subversion
5 18 (0.62%) JIRA
6 14 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.28%) Fiddler
10 7 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.10%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.069%) GoCD
13 2 (0.069%) Maven
13 2 (0.069%) Talend Open Studio
14 1 (0.035%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.035%) GCC
14 1 (0.035%) NuGet
14 1 (0.035%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 507 (17.51%) Finance
2 118 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 75 (2.59%) Law
4 68 (2.35%) Legal
5 67 (2.31%) Banking
6 59 (2.04%) Retail
7 50 (1.73%) Back Office
8 46 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 42 (1.45%) Marketing
10 34 (1.17%) Advertising
11 26 (0.90%) Military
12 20 (0.69%) Games
13 18 (0.62%) Electronics
14 16 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.35%) Front Office
16 9 (0.31%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.28%) Billing
18 6 (0.21%) Local Government
19 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
20 3 (0.10%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 759 (26.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 340 (11.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 318 (10.98%) Support Engineer
4 285 (9.84%) Analyst
5 277 (9.56%) Administrator
6 229 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
7 187 (6.46%) Consultant
8 179 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
8 179 (6.18%) VMware Engineer
9 171 (5.90%) IT Engineer
10 170 (5.87%) Infrastructure Support
11 167 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
12 163 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 160 (5.52%) Windows Engineer
14 157 (5.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 151 (5.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 129 (4.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 123 (4.25%) Team Leader
18 118 (4.07%) Architect
19 113 (3.90%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.45%) Web Services
2 50 (1.73%) Middleware
3 42 (1.45%) .NET
4 31 (1.07%) Software Packaging
5 24 (0.83%) LAMP
6 18 (0.62%) SAML
7 16 (0.55%) XMPP
8 15 (0.52%) REST
9 12 (0.41%) WAP
9 12 (0.41%) XML
10 11 (0.38%) Flash
11 9 (0.31%) JDBC
11 9 (0.31%) JSON
12 8 (0.28%) 802.1X
12 8 (0.28%) Regular Expression
13 7 (0.24%) POSIX
14 6 (0.21%) HTML
14 6 (0.21%) J2EE
14 6 (0.21%) SOAP
14 6 (0.21%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 524 (18.09%) Data Centre
2 284 (9.81%) Clustering
3 177 (6.11%) Replication
4 147 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 127 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (3.80%) Computer Science
7 75 (2.59%) Public Cloud
8 63 (2.18%) Hedge funds
9 61 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
10 59 (2.04%) EMC VNX
11 55 (1.90%) Client/Server
12 53 (1.83%) PKI
13 49 (1.69%) Driving Licence
14 45 (1.55%) EMC VMAX
15 44 (1.52%) Private Cloud
16 33 (1.14%) Virtual Team
17 31 (1.07%) iPad
18 28 (0.97%) Fat Client
18 28 (0.97%) Thin Client
19 26 (0.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2122 (73.27%) Windows
2 1401 (48.38%) Windows Server
3 865 (29.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 805 (27.80%) Linux
5 722 (24.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 342 (11.81%) Windows 7
7 305 (10.53%) Unix
8 285 (9.84%) Windows 10
9 237 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 181 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 136 (4.70%) CentOS
12 119 (4.11%) Windows 8
13 113 (3.90%) Solaris
14 84 (2.90%) AIX
15 59 (2.04%) Mac OS X
16 53 (1.83%) Ubuntu
17 37 (1.28%) Debian
18 35 (1.21%) HPUX
19 30 (1.04%) Windows XP
20 25 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 705 (24.34%) ITIL
2 396 (13.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 196 (6.77%) Project Management
4 174 (6.01%) Change Management
5 172 (5.94%) Migration
6 160 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (5.25%) High Availability
8 151 (5.21%) Business Continuity
8 151 (5.21%) DevOps
9 143 (4.94%) Service Delivery
10 122 (4.21%) Service Management
11 121 (4.18%) Problem Management
12 119 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 117 (4.04%) Load Balancing
14 109 (3.76%) Mentoring
15 108 (3.73%) Virtual Environments
16 101 (3.49%) PRINCE2
16 101 (3.49%) Server Virtualisation
17 100 (3.45%) Information Security
18 96 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 511 (17.65%) SQL
2 419 (14.47%) PowerShell
3 123 (4.25%) Shell Script
4 96 (3.31%) Perl
5 95 (3.28%) Python
6 87 (3.00%) Bash Shell
7 55 (1.90%) Java
8 49 (1.69%) C
9 41 (1.42%) VBScript
10 27 (0.93%) PHP
11 25 (0.86%) Ruby
12 24 (0.83%) C#
13 22 (0.76%) Korn
14 18 (0.62%) Erlang
15 15 (0.52%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.41%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.35%) Bourne shell
17 10 (0.35%) C-shell
18 9 (0.31%) Jython
19 6 (0.21%) AWK
Qualifications
1 560 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 407 (14.05%) MCSE
3 391 (13.50%) Cisco Certification
4 319 (11.02%) CCNA
5 260 (8.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 213 (7.35%) Degree
7 178 (6.15%) MCSA
8 158 (5.46%) CCNP
9 132 (4.56%) Citrix Certification
10 99 (3.42%) MCP
10 99 (3.42%) Security Cleared
11 94 (3.25%) CCA
12 74 (2.56%) MCITP
13 62 (2.14%) SC Cleared
14 57 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
15 41 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
16 34 (1.17%) CCIE
17 32 (1.10%) RHCE
18 24 (0.83%) DV Cleared
19 21 (0.73%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (7.77%) SLA
2 109 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 31 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.83%) QA
6 11 (0.38%) COBIT
7 10 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.28%) PMO
9 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.17%) GDPR
11 5 (0.17%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.17%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.14%) MiFID
13 1 (0.035%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.035%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1565 (54.04%) Active Directory
2 1320 (45.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 827 (28.56%) Hyper-V
4 428 (14.78%) vSphere
5 361 (12.47%) VMware ESXi
6 283 (9.77%) XenApp
7 166 (5.73%) XenDesktop
8 124 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
9 97 (3.35%) Virtual Servers
10 87 (3.00%) XenServer
11 76 (2.62%) Terminal Services
12 69 (2.38%) NFS
13 46 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
14 39 (1.35%) DFS Replication
15 38 (1.31%) Docker
16 36 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
17 34 (1.17%) iptables
18 32 (1.10%) vCloud
19 31 (1.07%) Firmware
20 24 (0.83%) KVM
Systems Management
1 370 (12.78%) SCCM
2 203 (7.01%) SCOM
3 124 (4.28%) Puppet
4 113 (3.90%) Nagios
5 107 (3.69%) Backup Exec
6 99 (3.42%) NetBackup
7 91 (3.14%) Ansible
7 91 (3.14%) vCenter Server
8 84 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
9 78 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
10 77 (2.66%) WSUS
11 39 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 39 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 38 (1.31%) Oracle ZFS
13 37 (1.28%) SCOrch
14 34 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
15 33 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
16 32 (1.10%) Simpana
17 25 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
17 25 (0.86%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2078 (71.75%) VMware
2 1455 (50.24%) Microsoft
3 1088 (37.57%) Cisco
4 747 (25.79%) Citrix
5 630 (21.75%) HP
6 402 (13.88%) NetApp
7 312 (10.77%) Red Hat
8 306 (10.57%) EMC
9 269 (9.29%) Dell
10 225 (7.77%) Veeam
11 210 (7.25%) Oracle
12 177 (6.11%) IBM
13 143 (4.94%) 3PAR
14 136 (4.70%) Juniper
15 121 (4.18%) EqualLogic
16 119 (4.11%) F5
17 118 (4.07%) SolarWinds
18 114 (3.94%) Veritas
19 106 (3.66%) Brocade
20 99 (3.42%) Avaya