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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 548 351 293
Rank change year-on-year -197 -58 +1
Permanent jobs citing SAN 946 797 1,011
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.87% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.34% 6.75% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 750 660 812
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £38,225
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £47,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% -5.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £70,025 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +9.76%

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 21,792 11,805 13,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.85% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,778 8,757 11,052
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,556
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.90% +6.57%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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 -176 828 £48,625 +2.91% 116
UK excluding London -89 616 £45,000 +3.45% 95
Work from Home -171 332 £50,000 - 39
London -201 274 £56,250 -6.25% 32
North of England -45 211 £42,500 - 29
South East -108 139 £45,000 -2.17% 19
North West -39 111 £45,000 - 14
Midlands -86 91 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Yorkshire -24 82 £42,500 - 13
West Midlands -60 61 £45,000 - 8
East of England -37 60 £47,500 -1.04% 6
South West -35 58 £45,000 +15.38% 11
Wales -26 38 £50,000 +42.86% 3
East Midlands -43 30 £48,750 +33.11% 8
North East -24 18 £35,000 -48.15% 2
Scotland -58 17 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Northern Ireland - 9 £39,125 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 666 (70.40%) VMware
2 600 (63.42%) Windows
3 531 (56.13%) Microsoft
4 526 (55.60%) Active Directory
5 490 (51.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 451 (47.67%) Azure
7 423 (44.71%) Microsoft 365
8 419 (44.29%) Windows Server
9 366 (38.69%) Firewall
10 340 (35.94%) DNS
11 327 (34.57%) Cisco
11 327 (34.57%) Linux
11 327 (34.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 296 (31.29%) DHCP
13 247 (26.11%) Hyper-V
14 246 (26.00%) PowerShell
14 246 (26.00%) WAN
15 230 (24.31%) Social Skills
16 227 (24.00%) Data Centre
17 224 (23.68%) ITIL
18 223 (23.57%) NAS
19 210 (22.20%) Veeam
20 201 (21.25%) LAN
21 192 (20.30%) SQL Server
22 183 (19.34%) AWS
23 180 (19.03%) HP
24 178 (18.82%) Citrix
25 170 (17.97%) SCCM
26 167 (17.65%) SQL
27 149 (15.75%) MS Exchange

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
1 149 (15.75%) MS Exchange
2 85 (8.99%) SharePoint
3 81 (8.56%) IIS
4 15 (1.59%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.48%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.48%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.37%) Apache
7 12 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.85%) Confluence
10 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.32%) SAS
12 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.11%) iPlanet
14 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 90 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.42%) BambooHR
3 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 451 (47.67%) Azure
2 423 (44.71%) Microsoft 365
3 183 (19.34%) AWS
4 130 (13.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 67 (7.08%) IaaS
6 57 (6.03%) PaaS
6 57 (6.03%) SaaS
7 21 (2.22%) Mimecast
8 18 (1.90%) OpenShift
9 16 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.69%) OneDrive
10 15 (1.59%) Rubrik
11 14 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (1.48%) Power Platform
12 12 (1.27%) GCP
13 11 (1.16%) Nutanix
14 8 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.85%) Cohesity
14 8 (0.85%) Serverless
15 7 (0.74%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 366 (38.69%) Firewall
2 340 (35.94%) DNS
3 296 (31.29%) DHCP
4 246 (26.00%) WAN
5 223 (23.57%) NAS
6 201 (21.25%) LAN
7 137 (14.48%) VPN
8 126 (13.32%) TCP/IP
9 91 (9.62%) VLAN
10 82 (8.67%) Wireless
11 81 (8.56%) VoIP
12 72 (7.61%) Fibre Channel
13 59 (6.24%) iSCSI
14 58 (6.13%) SNMP
15 57 (6.03%) MPLS
16 52 (5.50%) Internet
17 51 (5.39%) Wi-Fi
18 48 (5.07%) BGP
19 45 (4.76%) OSPF
20 42 (4.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.96%) Relational Database
3 23 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (2.33%) MySQL
5 21 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 14 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.95%) Power BI
10 6 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.42%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.42%) Redis
11 4 (0.42%) Riak
12 3 (0.32%) GIS
12 3 (0.32%) InfluxDB
12 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.21%) SQL CLR
13 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.22%) JIRA
2 18 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.69%) GitLab
4 14 (1.48%) TeamCity
5 13 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.42%) Subversion
8 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.11%) Selenium
10 1 (0.11%) Storybook
General
1 230 (24.31%) Social Skills
2 149 (15.75%) Finance
3 93 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (6.24%) Organisational Skills
5 53 (5.60%) Telecoms
6 34 (3.59%) Public Sector
7 30 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
8 26 (2.75%) Law
8 26 (2.75%) Retail
9 25 (2.64%) Documentation Skills
10 24 (2.54%) Advertising
10 24 (2.54%) Games
11 23 (2.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 23 (2.43%) Local Government
12 22 (2.33%) Legal
12 22 (2.33%) Manufacturing
13 20 (2.11%) Back Office
14 13 (1.37%) Banking
15 12 (1.27%) Military
16 10 (1.06%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 300 (31.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 109 (11.52%) IT Engineer
3 73 (7.72%) Administrator
4 70 (7.40%) Analyst
4 70 (7.40%) Support Engineer
5 67 (7.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 66 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
7 65 (6.87%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 63 (6.66%) Architect
9 60 (6.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (6.13%) Cloud Engineer
11 52 (5.50%) IT Support
12 48 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
13 40 (4.23%) Network Engineer
14 39 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
15 37 (3.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 34 (3.59%) IT Administrator
16 34 (3.59%) IT Manager
17 33 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
17 33 (3.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.85%) Middleware
2 26 (2.75%) LDAP
3 15 (1.59%) Web Services
4 13 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (1.06%) SAML
6 9 (0.95%) COM
6 9 (0.95%) Flash
7 8 (0.85%) LAMP
8 6 (0.63%) JSON
9 5 (0.53%) ARM Templates
9 5 (0.53%) Java RMI
9 5 (0.53%) XML
10 4 (0.42%) FHIR
10 4 (0.42%) SOAP
10 4 (0.42%) XMPP
11 3 (0.32%) .NET
12 2 (0.21%) HTML
12 2 (0.21%) React
12 2 (0.21%) React Native
12 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 227 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 83 (8.77%) Clustering
3 72 (7.61%) Management Information System
4 60 (6.34%) Replication
5 44 (4.65%) Public Cloud
6 40 (4.23%) EMC VNX
7 36 (3.81%) Virtual Team
8 34 (3.59%) PKI
9 33 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
10 30 (3.17%) Driving Licence
11 28 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
12 26 (2.75%) NHS
13 24 (2.54%) Private Cloud
14 18 (1.90%) Client/Server
15 17 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (1.27%) Fat Client
16 12 (1.27%) Thin Client
17 11 (1.16%) IVR
17 11 (1.16%) User Experience
18 9 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 600 (63.42%) Windows
2 419 (44.29%) Windows Server
3 327 (34.57%) Linux
4 136 (14.38%) Windows Server 2019
5 126 (13.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 125 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 92 (9.73%) Windows 10
8 86 (9.09%) Unix
9 82 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (6.66%) CentOS
11 55 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (3.70%) Ubuntu
13 22 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (1.90%) Windows 7
16 17 (1.80%) Solaris
17 13 (1.37%) AIX
17 13 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.95%) Kali Linux
19 8 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (34.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 224 (23.68%) ITIL
3 142 (15.01%) Problem-Solving
4 123 (13.00%) Project Management
5 118 (12.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 97 (10.25%) Mentoring
7 94 (9.94%) Load Balancing
8 85 (8.99%) Change Management
9 84 (8.88%) Project Delivery
10 83 (8.77%) DevOps
11 80 (8.46%) Migration
12 73 (7.72%) Change Control
12 73 (7.72%) Service Delivery
13 67 (7.08%) Computer Science
14 65 (6.87%) Business Continuity
15 64 (6.77%) Kalman Filter
16 57 (6.03%) Server Management
17 56 (5.92%) Agile
18 54 (5.71%) Storage Management
19 48 (5.07%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 246 (26.00%) PowerShell
2 167 (17.65%) SQL
3 86 (9.09%) Python
4 55 (5.81%) Bash
5 39 (4.12%) Shell Script
6 25 (2.64%) Perl
7 19 (2.01%) Java
8 13 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.37%) VB
9 12 (1.27%) AWK
10 11 (1.16%) Bourne shell
10 11 (1.16%) Korn
11 9 (0.95%) Go
12 7 (0.74%) C
12 7 (0.74%) C#
13 6 (0.63%) PHP
13 6 (0.63%) Ruby
14 5 (0.53%) VBScript
15 4 (0.42%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 139 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (14.59%) Cisco Certification
3 111 (11.73%) Degree
3 111 (11.73%) MCSE
4 109 (11.52%) CCNA
5 60 (6.34%) Security Cleared
6 51 (5.39%) CCNP
7 46 (4.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 45 (4.76%) MCSA
9 40 (4.23%) SC Cleared
10 27 (2.85%) CCIE
10 27 (2.85%) MCITP
11 21 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.90%) CCIE Service Provider
13 16 (1.69%) MCP
14 13 (1.37%) HP APS
15 12 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (1.16%) OCP
16 11 (1.16%) RHCE
16 11 (1.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (11.42%) SLA
2 34 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.69%) GDPR
5 15 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.53%) PMO
7 4 (0.42%) HL7
7 4 (0.42%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.32%) NCSC
9 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.21%) QA
9 2 (0.21%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 526 (55.60%) Active Directory
2 490 (51.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (26.11%) Hyper-V
4 142 (15.01%) VMware ESXi
5 139 (14.69%) vSphere
6 65 (6.87%) XenApp
7 49 (5.18%) Virtual Servers
8 42 (4.44%) Docker
9 36 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (3.49%) XenDesktop
11 24 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 23 (2.43%) VMware NSX
13 21 (2.22%) Firmware
14 17 (1.80%) BitLocker
14 17 (1.80%) Terminal Services
15 11 (1.16%) NFS
15 11 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 10 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 9 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 9 (0.95%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 170 (17.97%) SCCM
2 113 (11.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 91 (9.62%) vCenter Server
4 78 (8.25%) Ansible
5 74 (7.82%) SCOM
6 61 (6.45%) WSUS
7 59 (6.24%) Terraform
8 57 (6.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 52 (5.50%) Kubernetes
10 46 (4.86%) NetBackup
11 39 (4.12%) SolarWinds Orion
12 38 (4.02%) Nagios
13 36 (3.81%) Microsoft Clustering
14 32 (3.38%) Single Sign-On
15 28 (2.96%) Backup Exec
16 24 (2.54%) ZABBIX
17 21 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
18 20 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 19 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
20 17 (1.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 666 (70.40%) VMware
2 531 (56.13%) Microsoft
3 327 (34.57%) Cisco
4 210 (22.20%) Veeam
5 180 (19.03%) HP
6 178 (18.82%) Citrix
7 120 (12.68%) EMC
8 106 (11.21%) Red Hat
9 96 (10.15%) Dell
10 91 (9.62%) NetApp
11 86 (9.09%) Oracle
11 86 (9.09%) SolarWinds
12 74 (7.82%) Juniper
13 66 (6.98%) F5
14 64 (6.77%) 3PAR
14 64 (6.77%) Brocade
15 62 (6.55%) Nimble Storage
16 60 (6.34%) IBM
17 59 (6.24%) Avaya
18 56 (5.92%) Sophos