Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring SAN skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited SAN over the 6 months leading up to 21 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 407 257 601
Rank change year-on-year -150 +344 -194
Permanent jobs citing SAN 586 1,115 917
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 1.34% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 8.39% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 519 568 705
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £33,053
25th Percentile £37,000 £35,938 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £48,875 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.86% +0.77% +2.11%
75th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,875 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

SAN falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,938 13,296 22,889
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.47% 16.03% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7,842 7,491 12,433
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,500 £28,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £36,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,253 £52,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.21% -0.95% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,167 £70,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £87,419 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SAN.

Salary trend for SAN in the UK

SAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN over the 6 months to 21 July 2024.

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 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -94 520 £47,500 -0.36% 73
UK excluding London -109 475 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Work from Home +3 209 £50,000 -4.76% 67
North of England -60 125 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Midlands -28 119 £40,000 -13.04% 9
London -97 87 £65,000 -7.14% 15
South East -46 85 £47,000 +17.50% 20
South West -1 68 £50,750 +6.84% 10
East Midlands -14 65 £40,000 -29.20% 2
Yorkshire -5 54 £44,500 +32.84% 7
West Midlands -36 53 £37,500 -16.67% 7
North West -65 38 £46,500 +3.33% 5
North East -1 33 £32,500 -31.83% 5
East of England -1 33 £45,000 +9.76% 5
Wales -10 24 £41,067 +2.67% 8
Scotland -108 20 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Northern Ireland -10 1 £65,000 +85.71%

SAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 143 (24.40%) Microsoft Exchange
2 71 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 33 (5.63%) IIS
4 6 (1.02%) Apache
4 6 (1.02%) CMS
4 6 (1.02%) nginx
4 6 (1.02%) SAS
4 6 (1.02%) WordPress
5 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.34%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.34%) Confluence
8 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) SPSS
3 1 (0.17%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.34%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.17%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 296 (50.51%) Azure
2 273 (46.59%) Microsoft 365
3 85 (14.51%) AWS
4 68 (11.60%) Entra ID
5 48 (8.19%) OneDrive
6 29 (4.95%) IaaS
7 23 (3.92%) SaaS
8 19 (3.24%) GCP
9 18 (3.07%) PaaS
10 16 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.88%) Nutanix
12 10 (1.71%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.19%) Slack
14 6 (1.02%) Azure Sentinel
14 6 (1.02%) OCI
15 5 (0.85%) Google Workspace
15 5 (0.85%) Power Automate
16 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.68%) Azure Monitor
16 4 (0.68%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 184 (31.40%) Firewall
2 151 (25.77%) NAS
3 145 (24.74%) DNS
4 115 (19.62%) WAN
5 108 (18.43%) DHCP
6 107 (18.26%) LAN
7 93 (15.87%) VPN
8 63 (10.75%) VLAN
9 55 (9.39%) TCP/IP
10 45 (7.68%) Wireless
11 43 (7.34%) iSCSI
12 36 (6.14%) VoIP
13 30 (5.12%) Network Security
14 28 (4.78%) SD-WAN
15 25 (4.27%) Fibre Channel
16 24 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
18 21 (3.58%) WLAN
19 14 (2.39%) Internet
19 14 (2.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.78%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.37%) MySQL
3 8 (1.37%) Power BI
4 7 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.85%) DB2
6 4 (0.68%) Redis
6 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.34%) GIS
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.17%) Big Data
8 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.17%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) JIRA
2 3 (0.51%) GitLab
2 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Appium
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) Selenium
3 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 191 (32.59%) Social Skills
2 70 (11.95%) Finance
3 64 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (8.02%) Law
5 30 (5.12%) Organisational Skills
6 20 (3.41%) Documentation Skills
6 20 (3.41%) Legal
7 16 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.39%) Public Sector
9 12 (2.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 11 (1.88%) Advertising
11 10 (1.71%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.19%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.85%) Banking
13 5 (0.85%) Games
13 5 (0.85%) Military
14 4 (0.68%) Automotive
14 4 (0.68%) Avionics
14 4 (0.68%) Japanese Language
14 4 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 198 (33.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (15.87%) Senior
3 86 (14.68%) Support Engineer
4 81 (13.82%) IT Engineer
5 53 (9.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 52 (8.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 51 (8.70%) IT Support
8 44 (7.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (6.83%) IT Support Engineer
10 39 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 36 (6.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 35 (5.97%) IT Manager
13 34 (5.80%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 28 (4.78%) Lead
15 24 (4.10%) Analyst
16 23 (3.92%) Administrator
16 23 (3.92%) Network Engineer
17 22 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
18 21 (3.58%) Storage Engineer
19 19 (3.24%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.54%) LAMP
2 8 (1.37%) .NET
3 7 (1.19%) LDAP
4 4 (0.68%) .NET Core
4 4 (0.68%) ARM Templates
4 4 (0.68%) CSS
4 4 (0.68%) EJB
4 4 (0.68%) HTML
4 4 (0.68%) SAP Fiori
5 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.51%) jQuery
6 2 (0.34%) EDI
6 2 (0.34%) REST
6 2 (0.34%) SAML
6 2 (0.34%) ServiceStack
7 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.17%) Flash
7 1 (0.17%) Middleware
7 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.17%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.58%) Driving Licence
2 61 (10.41%) Data Centre
3 53 (9.04%) Clustering
4 51 (8.70%) Replication
5 29 (4.95%) Enterprise Storage
6 25 (4.27%) PKI
7 24 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (3.58%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.56%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.54%) NHS
10 9 (1.54%) PMI
11 8 (1.37%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.37%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.19%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.19%) CMDB
13 6 (1.02%) Cyberattack
13 6 (1.02%) FPGA
13 6 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 374 (63.82%) Windows
2 253 (43.17%) Windows Server
3 163 (27.82%) Linux
4 49 (8.36%) Windows 10
4 49 (8.36%) Windows Server 2019
5 46 (7.85%) Windows Server 2016
6 44 (7.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (4.10%) AIX
9 20 (3.41%) Unix
10 19 (3.24%) Ubuntu
11 15 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (1.88%) CentOS
13 10 (1.71%) VMS
14 9 (1.54%) SUSE
15 8 (1.37%) Android
15 8 (1.37%) Windows 7
16 6 (1.02%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (39.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 147 (25.09%) ITIL
3 118 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (13.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 62 (10.58%) Customer Service
6 61 (10.41%) Cybersecurity
7 57 (9.73%) Mentoring
8 52 (8.87%) Project Management
8 52 (8.87%) Storage Management
9 51 (8.70%) Migration
10 48 (8.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (7.34%) Project Delivery
12 39 (6.66%) Server Management
13 37 (6.31%) Patch Management
14 36 (6.14%) High Availability
15 35 (5.97%) Incident Management
16 34 (5.80%) Proactive Monitoring
17 33 (5.63%) Computer Science
17 33 (5.63%) Service Delivery
18 32 (5.46%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 146 (24.91%) PowerShell
2 94 (16.04%) SQL
3 23 (3.92%) Bash
3 23 (3.92%) Python
4 8 (1.37%) Java
5 6 (1.02%) C#
6 4 (0.68%) ABAP
6 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.68%) Perl
6 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.17%) Bicep
8 1 (0.17%) C
8 1 (0.17%) C++
8 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (14.51%) Degree
3 70 (11.95%) Security Cleared
4 65 (11.09%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (9.04%) SC Cleared
6 51 (8.70%) CCNA
7 47 (8.02%) MCSE
8 29 (4.95%) DV Cleared
9 27 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (3.92%) Azure Certification
11 22 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (3.41%) MCP
12 20 (3.41%) MCSA
13 17 (2.90%) CCNP
14 14 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (1.88%) PMI Certification
16 10 (1.71%) A+ Certification
17 9 (1.54%) CCA
17 9 (1.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.36%) SLA
2 10 (1.71%) GDPR
3 8 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 31000
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.34%) NIST
5 2 (0.34%) PMO
5 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.17%) GRC
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) NCSC
6 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 327 (55.80%) Active Directory
2 269 (45.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (31.91%) Hyper-V
4 72 (12.29%) vSphere
5 61 (10.41%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (2.56%) XenApp
9 11 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (1.88%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.71%) VMware NSX
11 9 (1.54%) Firmware
11 9 (1.54%) NFS
11 9 (1.54%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.54%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.85%) Docker
13 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.68%) Squid
13 4 (0.68%) SRDF
13 4 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (13.31%) SCCM
2 65 (11.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 53 (9.04%) vCenter Server
4 32 (5.46%) Ansible
5 26 (4.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 25 (4.27%) SCOM
7 24 (4.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 22 (3.75%) Backup Exec
8 22 (3.75%) NetBackup
9 15 (2.56%) Terraform
10 14 (2.39%) VxRail
10 14 (2.39%) WSUS
10 14 (2.39%) ZABBIX
11 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (1.88%) SmoothWall
13 10 (1.71%) Prometheus
14 9 (1.54%) Nagios
15 8 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
16 7 (1.19%) Kubernetes
16 7 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 401 (68.43%) Microsoft
2 386 (65.87%) VMware
3 133 (22.70%) Veeam
4 98 (16.72%) Cisco
5 72 (12.29%) HP
6 71 (12.12%) Dell
7 66 (11.26%) Citrix
8 50 (8.53%) IBM
9 46 (7.85%) NetApp
10 37 (6.31%) EMC
11 35 (5.97%) Oracle
12 29 (4.95%) Sophos
13 26 (4.44%) Fortinet
14 24 (4.10%) Mitel
15 23 (3.92%) Red Hat
15 23 (3.92%) Veritas
16 22 (3.75%) Aruba
16 22 (3.75%) Nimble Storage
16 22 (3.75%) Palo Alto
17 20 (3.41%) Juniper