Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 179 152
Rank change year-on-year -29 -27 -36
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2984 3747 4752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.98% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.72% 11.70% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2580 3263 4068
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £68,750
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 27826 32033 36606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22571 26294 30201
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 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 -36 2780 £45,000 - 127
UK excluding London -20 1791 £40,000 -5.88% 83
London -44 1149 £52,500 +5.00% 45
North of England -9 501 £38,500 -3.75% 27
South East -72 434 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Midlands -1 287 £40,000 +6.67% 21
East of England +45 272 £43,750 -2.78% 11
Yorkshire -28 244 £39,000 -2.50% 9
North West +9 222 £38,500 -14.44% 16
West Midlands +18 180 £37,500 - 8
South West -38 142 £40,000 +14.29% 6
East Midlands -15 97 £42,500 +21.43% 13
Scotland -15 92 £40,000 -
Wales +17 55 £38,500 -3.75% 1
North East +44 36 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Northern Ireland -18 12 £40,000 +17.65%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2176 (72.92%) Windows
2 2148 (71.98%) VMware
3 1606 (53.82%) Active Directory
4 1489 (49.90%) Microsoft
5 1434 (48.06%) Windows Server
6 1331 (44.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1127 (37.77%) Cisco
8 976 (32.71%) Firewall
9 882 (29.56%) Linux
10 875 (29.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 866 (29.02%) MS Exchange
12 822 (27.55%) Hyper-V
13 772 (25.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 746 (25.00%) ITIL
15 725 (24.30%) Citrix
16 708 (23.73%) DNS
17 646 (21.65%) HP
18 618 (20.71%) Office 365
19 581 (19.47%) NAS
20 579 (19.40%) SQL Server
21 578 (19.37%) WAN
22 559 (18.73%) Microsoft Certification
23 544 (18.23%) LAN
24 540 (18.10%) Data Centre
25 538 (18.03%) SQL
26 520 (17.43%) DHCP
27 508 (17.02%) Finance
28 489 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
29 473 (15.85%) TCP/IP
30 464 (15.55%) 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
1 866 (29.02%) MS Exchange
2 409 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 304 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 261 (8.75%) IIS
5 237 (7.94%) SharePoint
6 155 (5.19%) Skype for Business
7 146 (4.89%) Apache
8 88 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 69 (2.31%) Tomcat
10 41 (1.37%) WebLogic
11 31 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (0.97%) JBoss
13 28 (0.94%) CMS
14 25 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
14 25 (0.84%) OpenStack
15 24 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
15 24 (0.80%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.57%) IBM Domino
17 16 (0.54%) nginx
18 15 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 169 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 14 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.067%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.034%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.10%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.067%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.067%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.067%) Relativity
5 1 (0.034%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 618 (20.71%) Office 365
2 489 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 326 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
4 109 (3.65%) IaaS
5 74 (2.48%) Mimecast
6 72 (2.41%) PaaS
7 59 (1.98%) SaaS
8 21 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.50%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.47%) G Suite
12 9 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.17%) Dropbox
14 5 (0.17%) Oracle CX
14 5 (0.17%) Serverless
15 4 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.13%) GitHub
15 4 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 976 (32.71%) Firewall
2 708 (23.73%) DNS
3 581 (19.47%) NAS
4 578 (19.37%) WAN
5 544 (18.23%) LAN
6 520 (17.43%) DHCP
7 473 (15.85%) TCP/IP
8 349 (11.70%) VPN
9 272 (9.12%) VLAN
10 235 (7.88%) iSCSI
11 202 (6.77%) VoIP
12 161 (5.40%) Cisco ASA
13 126 (4.22%) Wireless
14 117 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
15 105 (3.52%) Cisco Nexus
16 104 (3.49%) MPLS
17 100 (3.35%) NetScaler
17 100 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
18 99 (3.32%) Internet
18 99 (3.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 141 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 139 (4.66%) MySQL
4 66 (2.21%) Oracle Database
5 62 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 58 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 42 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 38 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 32 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
11 27 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 27 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
12 26 (0.87%) Hadoop
13 21 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.50%) Relational Database
14 15 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.44%) OLAP
16 12 (0.40%) Couchbase
16 12 (0.40%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 51 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 26 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 23 (0.77%) Subversion
4 21 (0.70%) MSI
5 18 (0.60%) JIRA
6 16 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.40%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.27%) Fiddler
9 8 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.20%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.17%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.067%) GoCD
13 2 (0.067%) Maven
13 2 (0.067%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.067%) Talend Open Studio
14 1 (0.034%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.034%) Oracle Forms
14 1 (0.034%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 508 (17.02%) Finance
2 134 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 85 (2.85%) Law
4 70 (2.35%) Legal
5 68 (2.28%) Banking
6 57 (1.91%) Retail
7 53 (1.78%) Back Office
8 44 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.17%) Marketing
10 32 (1.07%) Advertising
11 27 (0.90%) Military
12 19 (0.64%) Games
13 17 (0.57%) Electronics
14 16 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.30%) Billing
15 9 (0.30%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.27%) Front Office
17 7 (0.23%) Local Government
18 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
19 3 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 784 (26.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 327 (10.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 322 (10.79%) Support Engineer
4 300 (10.05%) Administrator
5 275 (9.22%) Analyst
6 222 (7.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 189 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
7 189 (6.33%) VMware Engineer
8 179 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
9 177 (5.93%) Infrastructure Support
10 168 (5.63%) Consultant
11 166 (5.56%) IT Engineer
12 165 (5.53%) Systems Engineer
13 152 (5.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 149 (4.99%) Team Leader
15 146 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 146 (4.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 145 (4.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 137 (4.59%) Architect
18 120 (4.02%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.28%) Web Services
2 51 (1.71%) Middleware
3 42 (1.41%) .NET
4 26 (0.87%) LAMP
4 26 (0.87%) Software Packaging
5 23 (0.77%) SAML
6 20 (0.67%) XMPP
7 16 (0.54%) REST
8 14 (0.47%) 802.1X
8 14 (0.47%) XML
9 12 (0.40%) Flash
10 10 (0.34%) Java EE
10 10 (0.34%) JSON
11 9 (0.30%) HTML
11 9 (0.30%) JDBC
11 9 (0.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 9 (0.30%) WAP
11 9 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (0.27%) Regular Expression
13 6 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 540 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 289 (9.68%) Clustering
3 190 (6.37%) Replication
4 151 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 124 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
6 122 (4.09%) Computer Science
7 75 (2.51%) Public Cloud
8 70 (2.35%) Hedge funds
9 66 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
10 65 (2.18%) EMC VNX
11 54 (1.81%) Client/Server
12 51 (1.71%) PKI
13 50 (1.68%) Private Cloud
14 48 (1.61%) Driving Licence
15 40 (1.34%) EMC VMAX
16 34 (1.14%) iPad
17 33 (1.11%) Virtual Team
18 32 (1.07%) Blackberry
18 32 (1.07%) Fat Client
18 32 (1.07%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2176 (72.92%) Windows
2 1434 (48.06%) Windows Server
3 882 (29.56%) Linux
4 875 (29.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 772 (25.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 349 (11.70%) Windows 7
7 340 (11.39%) Unix
8 277 (9.28%) Windows 10
9 247 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 199 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 164 (5.50%) CentOS
12 116 (3.89%) Windows 8
13 114 (3.82%) Solaris
14 91 (3.05%) AIX
15 59 (1.98%) Ubuntu
16 52 (1.74%) Mac OS X
17 42 (1.41%) Debian
18 41 (1.37%) Windows XP
19 36 (1.21%) HPUX
20 31 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (25.00%) ITIL
2 413 (13.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 197 (6.60%) Project Management
4 184 (6.17%) Migration
5 174 (5.83%) Change Management
6 167 (5.60%) DevOps
7 164 (5.50%) Business Continuity
8 158 (5.29%) High Availability
9 154 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
9 154 (5.16%) Service Delivery
10 142 (4.76%) Service Management
11 133 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 128 (4.29%) Load Balancing
13 124 (4.16%) Problem Management
14 109 (3.65%) Mentoring
15 105 (3.52%) Virtual Environments
16 104 (3.49%) Information Security
17 102 (3.42%) Presales
18 100 (3.35%) ITIL V3
19 99 (3.32%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 538 (18.03%) SQL
2 433 (14.51%) PowerShell
3 125 (4.19%) Shell Script
4 105 (3.52%) Python
5 97 (3.25%) Perl
6 95 (3.18%) Bash Shell
7 69 (2.31%) Java
8 59 (1.98%) C
9 39 (1.31%) VBScript
10 31 (1.04%) PHP
11 26 (0.87%) Ruby
12 23 (0.77%) C#
12 23 (0.77%) Korn
13 15 (0.50%) Erlang
14 14 (0.47%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.34%) AWK
17 9 (0.30%) Bourne shell
17 9 (0.30%) Jython
18 7 (0.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 559 (18.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 391 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
3 382 (12.80%) MCSE
4 313 (10.49%) CCNA
5 269 (9.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 225 (7.54%) Degree
7 190 (6.37%) MCSA
8 168 (5.63%) CCNP
9 109 (3.65%) Citrix Certification
10 105 (3.52%) MCP
11 100 (3.35%) Security Cleared
12 81 (2.71%) MCITP
13 72 (2.41%) CCA
14 63 (2.11%) SC Cleared
15 54 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (1.44%) CCIE
17 39 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
18 32 (1.07%) RHCE
19 26 (0.87%) Master's Degree
20 25 (0.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (8.04%) SLA
2 109 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 32 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 28 (0.94%) QA
6 14 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.23%) COBIT
9 7 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.23%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.17%) GDPR
10 5 (0.17%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.17%) PMO
10 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.067%) MiFID
13 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1606 (53.82%) Active Directory
2 1331 (44.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 822 (27.55%) Hyper-V
4 464 (15.55%) vSphere
5 365 (12.23%) VMware ESXi
6 273 (9.15%) XenApp
7 159 (5.33%) XenDesktop
8 121 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
9 100 (3.35%) XenServer
10 99 (3.32%) Virtual Servers
11 87 (2.92%) Terminal Services
12 76 (2.55%) NFS
13 40 (1.34%) Docker
13 40 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
14 36 (1.21%) DFS Replication
14 36 (1.21%) vCloud
15 32 (1.07%) Firmware
15 32 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
16 27 (0.90%) KVM
17 23 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 382 (12.80%) SCCM
2 221 (7.41%) SCOM
3 149 (4.99%) Puppet
4 115 (3.85%) Nagios
5 111 (3.72%) Backup Exec
6 110 (3.69%) NetBackup
7 101 (3.38%) Ansible
8 94 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
9 88 (2.95%) vCenter Server
10 86 (2.88%) WSUS
11 82 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
12 48 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 44 (1.47%) Oracle ZFS
14 40 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 39 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 35 (1.17%) Simpana
17 34 (1.14%) SCOrch
18 30 (1.01%) SCVMM
19 29 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
20 26 (0.87%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2148 (71.98%) VMware
2 1489 (49.90%) Microsoft
3 1127 (37.77%) Cisco
4 725 (24.30%) Citrix
5 646 (21.65%) HP
6 446 (14.95%) NetApp
7 340 (11.39%) Red Hat
8 322 (10.79%) EMC
9 291 (9.75%) Dell
10 232 (7.77%) Oracle
11 216 (7.24%) Veeam
12 187 (6.27%) IBM
13 140 (4.69%) 3PAR
14 135 (4.52%) Juniper
15 133 (4.46%) EqualLogic
16 124 (4.16%) SolarWinds
17 112 (3.75%) Veritas
18 107 (3.59%) F5
19 100 (3.35%) Brocade
20 98 (3.28%) Avaya