Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 288 299 248
Rank change year-on-year +11 -51 -34
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,380 1,746 2,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.15% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.47% 7.66% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,116 1,454 2,124
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,175 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -2.44%

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 18,470 22,795 26,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.00% 15.06% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,560 17,838 21,545
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,525 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +5 1,265 £47,500 +5.56% 274
UK excluding London +30 892 £42,500 +6.25% 240
London -14 448 £56,000 +1.82% 51
South East +39 265 £47,500 +5.56% 57
North of England -31 210 £40,859 +12.71% 76
Midlands +32 193 £46,500 +12.05% 35
North West +7 104 £40,000 +22.14% 45
West Midlands +26 100 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Yorkshire -12 98 £42,500 +13.33% 20
South West +54 95 £42,500 +13.33% 23
East Midlands +29 92 £47,500 +8.57% 11
East of England +23 46 £39,500 -7.06% 32
Scotland +32 40 £43,750 +15.13% 8
Northern Ireland +38 25 £32,000 -22.42% 2
Wales -8 20 £45,000 +7.78% 7
North East -16 8 £35,000 +7.69% 11

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 930 (67.39%) VMware
2 899 (65.14%) Windows
3 732 (53.04%) Microsoft
4 719 (52.10%) Active Directory
5 635 (46.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 577 (41.81%) Windows Server
7 545 (39.49%) Azure
8 534 (38.70%) Office 365
9 471 (34.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 461 (33.41%) Firewall
11 446 (32.32%) Cisco
12 425 (30.80%) Hyper-V
13 374 (27.10%) Data Centre
14 360 (26.09%) Citrix
15 359 (26.01%) Linux
16 356 (25.80%) WAN
17 352 (25.51%) DNS
18 336 (24.35%) NAS
19 335 (24.28%) LAN
20 329 (23.84%) SQL Server
21 308 (22.32%) DHCP
22 290 (21.01%) PowerShell
23 269 (19.49%) ITIL
24 263 (19.06%) SCCM
25 259 (18.77%) SQL
25 259 (18.77%) MS Exchange
26 255 (18.48%) AWS
27 231 (16.74%) HP
28 227 (16.45%) TCP/IP
29 223 (16.16%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 259 (18.77%) MS Exchange
2 165 (11.96%) SharePoint
3 127 (9.20%) Skype for Business
4 72 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 68 (4.93%) IIS
6 57 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.01%) Apache
9 13 (0.94%) SAS
10 9 (0.65%) JBoss
11 8 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.51%) Confluence
12 7 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.29%) nginx
15 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 102 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.072%) InDesign
5 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.29%) assyst
3 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.22%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.072%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.072%) Shopify
6 1 (0.072%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 545 (39.49%) Azure
2 534 (38.70%) Office 365
3 255 (18.48%) AWS
4 72 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 64 (4.64%) SaaS
6 42 (3.04%) IaaS
6 42 (3.04%) PaaS
7 25 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (1.59%) GCP
9 20 (1.45%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.87%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.58%) Datadog
13 8 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
14 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 6 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 461 (33.41%) Firewall
2 356 (25.80%) WAN
3 352 (25.51%) DNS
4 336 (24.35%) NAS
5 335 (24.28%) LAN
6 308 (22.32%) DHCP
7 227 (16.45%) TCP/IP
8 174 (12.61%) VPN
9 170 (12.32%) Wireless
10 140 (10.14%) VoIP
11 127 (9.20%) iSCSI
12 117 (8.48%) VLAN
13 87 (6.30%) Fibre Channel
14 81 (5.87%) Cisco ASA
15 76 (5.51%) Skype
16 67 (4.86%) Internet
17 63 (4.57%) MPLS
18 57 (4.13%) BGP
19 56 (4.06%) NetScaler
20 52 (3.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (23.84%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (2.10%) MySQL
3 29 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.87%) Big Data
10 10 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.65%) DB2
12 8 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.30%) JIRA
3 11 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.58%) Subversion
5 5 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.36%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.14%) GitLab
6 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.072%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.072%) JUnit
7 1 (0.072%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.072%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.072%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.072%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio
General
1 184 (13.33%) Finance
2 57 (4.13%) Retail
3 49 (3.55%) Public Sector
4 45 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.25%) Legal
6 21 (1.52%) Law
6 21 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.45%) Banking
8 15 (1.09%) Billing
8 15 (1.09%) Games
9 13 (0.94%) Back Office
9 13 (0.94%) Local Government
10 12 (0.87%) Marketing
11 9 (0.65%) Publishing
12 7 (0.51%) Advertising
12 7 (0.51%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Automotive
15 3 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 391 (28.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 149 (10.80%) IT Engineer
3 133 (9.64%) Analyst
4 126 (9.13%) Support Engineer
5 109 (7.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 107 (7.75%) Architect
7 105 (7.61%) Network Engineer
8 94 (6.81%) Systems Engineer
9 86 (6.23%) IT Support
10 75 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 69 (5.00%) Administrator
12 67 (4.86%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 61 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
13 61 (4.42%) Technical Architect
14 60 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
15 59 (4.28%) Consultant
16 53 (3.84%) VMware Engineer
17 52 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 46 (3.33%) Storage Engineer
18 46 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.52%) .NET
2 18 (1.30%) Middleware
2 18 (1.30%) Web Services
3 15 (1.09%) LDAP
4 9 (0.65%) Flash
5 8 (0.58%) SAML
5 8 (0.58%) XML
6 7 (0.51%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.43%) jQuery
7 6 (0.43%) JSON
8 4 (0.29%) HTML
8 4 (0.29%) RESTful
9 3 (0.22%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.22%) REST
10 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.14%) CSS
10 2 (0.14%) CSS3
10 2 (0.14%) HTML5
10 2 (0.14%) Kafka
10 2 (0.14%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 374 (27.10%) Data Centre
2 101 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 95 (6.88%) Clustering
4 92 (6.67%) Replication
5 61 (4.42%) Public Cloud
6 59 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
8 52 (3.77%) Driving Licence
9 38 (2.75%) PKI
10 36 (2.61%) Enterprise Storage
11 33 (2.39%) Private Cloud
12 31 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (1.81%) EMC VNX
14 25 (1.81%) Fat Client
14 25 (1.81%) Thin Client
15 23 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (1.45%) Client/Server
17 18 (1.30%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 899 (65.14%) Windows
2 577 (41.81%) Windows Server
3 359 (26.01%) Linux
4 223 (16.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 145 (10.51%) Windows 10
7 111 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 88 (6.38%) Unix
9 82 (5.94%) Windows 7
10 55 (3.99%) Ubuntu
11 42 (3.04%) Solaris
12 38 (2.75%) Windows 8
13 37 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (2.39%) CentOS
15 20 (1.45%) VMS
16 16 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (0.94%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.87%) Debian
19 10 (0.72%) AIX
19 10 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (34.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 269 (19.49%) ITIL
3 187 (13.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 134 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
5 113 (8.19%) Project Management
6 93 (6.74%) Load Balancing
7 87 (6.30%) Migration
8 83 (6.01%) Change Management
9 76 (5.51%) DevOps
10 72 (5.22%) Service Delivery
11 71 (5.14%) Change Control
12 70 (5.07%) Mentoring
13 67 (4.86%) Configuration Management
14 66 (4.78%) IT Strategy
15 65 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
15 65 (4.71%) Storage Management
16 64 (4.64%) Computer Science
17 63 (4.57%) High Availability
18 62 (4.49%) Service Management
19 61 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 290 (21.01%) PowerShell
2 259 (18.77%) SQL
3 76 (5.51%) Bash Shell
4 75 (5.43%) Python
5 38 (2.75%) Perl
6 24 (1.74%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.30%) Java
8 16 (1.16%) VBScript
9 13 (0.94%) C
10 10 (0.72%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.58%) C++
11 8 (0.58%) Ruby
11 8 (0.58%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.51%) Go
12 7 (0.51%) PHP
12 7 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.51%) VB
13 4 (0.29%) Korn
14 3 (0.22%) AWK
15 2 (0.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 209 (15.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 176 (12.75%) MCSE
3 170 (12.32%) Cisco Certification
4 147 (10.65%) Degree
5 111 (8.04%) CCNP
6 110 (7.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 99 (7.17%) CCNA
8 77 (5.58%) MCSA
9 54 (3.91%) Security Cleared
10 40 (2.90%) MCITP
11 38 (2.75%) MCP
11 38 (2.75%) SC Cleared
12 35 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 28 (2.03%) DBS Check
14 25 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (1.52%) CISSP
16 18 (1.30%) CISM
17 16 (1.16%) DV Cleared
18 15 (1.09%) CCA
18 15 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.49%) SLA
2 48 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.52%) GDPR
4 15 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.65%) QA
7 8 (0.58%) NIST
8 6 (0.43%) COBIT
8 6 (0.43%) PMO
9 4 (0.29%) NCSC
9 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 719 (52.10%) Active Directory
2 635 (46.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 425 (30.80%) Hyper-V
4 149 (10.80%) XenApp
5 134 (9.71%) VMware ESXi
6 119 (8.62%) vSphere
7 97 (7.03%) Virtual Machines
8 68 (4.93%) Virtual Servers
9 62 (4.49%) XenDesktop
10 35 (2.54%) NFS
11 34 (2.46%) Terminal Services
12 31 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 26 (1.88%) Firmware
14 23 (1.67%) Docker
15 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (1.01%) VMware NSX
17 12 (0.87%) KVM
18 11 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 11 (0.80%) VMware Server
19 10 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 263 (19.06%) SCCM
2 102 (7.39%) WSUS
3 64 (4.64%) Puppet
4 59 (4.28%) SCOM
5 55 (3.99%) vCenter Server
6 54 (3.91%) Ansible
7 47 (3.41%) Backup Exec
8 40 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
9 35 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
9 35 (2.54%) NetBackup
10 33 (2.39%) Terraform
11 31 (2.25%) SCVMM
12 29 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
13 28 (2.03%) Nagios
14 19 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
15 17 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
15 17 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
15 17 (1.23%) XenMobile
16 15 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 14 (1.01%) vRealize
Vendors
1 930 (67.39%) VMware
2 732 (53.04%) Microsoft
3 446 (32.32%) Cisco
4 360 (26.09%) Citrix
5 231 (16.74%) HP
6 199 (14.42%) NetApp
7 151 (10.94%) Veeam
8 135 (9.78%) Dell
9 133 (9.64%) EMC
10 116 (8.41%) Red Hat
11 82 (5.94%) Oracle
12 80 (5.80%) SolarWinds
13 68 (4.93%) IBM
14 57 (4.13%) Juniper
15 56 (4.06%) 3PAR
16 55 (3.99%) Brocade
17 54 (3.91%) CheckPoint
18 47 (3.41%) Palo Alto
19 46 (3.33%) F5
20 39 (2.83%) Meraki