Period
to 19 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 216 165
Rank change year-on-year -28 -51 -38
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2,373 2,946 4,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.66% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 10.45% 12.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,976 2,544 3,711
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -4.76% +5.00%

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 26,394 28,185 34,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 15.86% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20,881 22,902 28,509
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 -27 2,211 £46,056 +2.35% 240
UK excluding London -24 1,440 £41,500 +3.75% 177
London -52 874 £55,000 +2.36% 74
North of England -20 410 £40,000 +6.67% 49
South East -51 330 £47,500 +11.76% 46
Midlands -35 231 £40,000 -5.88% 35
East of England -20 217 £45,000 +5.88% 21
North West +34 208 £40,000 +6.67% 26
Yorkshire -38 186 £40,000 +6.67% 22
South West +41 155 £40,000 +14.29% 15
West Midlands -9 136 £40,000 - 22
East Midlands -28 94 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Scotland -27 61 £36,500 -8.75% 8
Wales +7 44 £38,250 +2.00% 2
North East -21 17 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Northern Ireland -7 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 1,718 (72.40%) VMware
2 1,694 (71.39%) Windows
3 1,317 (55.50%) Active Directory
4 1,147 (48.34%) Microsoft
5 1,112 (46.86%) Windows Server
6 1,023 (43.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 771 (32.49%) Firewall
8 753 (31.73%) Cisco
9 661 (27.86%) Linux
10 621 (26.17%) SQL Server
11 613 (25.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 610 (25.71%) Citrix
13 608 (25.62%) ITIL
14 603 (25.41%) Hyper-V
14 603 (25.41%) Office 365
15 578 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
16 564 (23.77%) MS Exchange
17 563 (23.73%) DNS
18 546 (23.01%) NAS
19 512 (21.58%) SQL
20 511 (21.53%) WAN
21 500 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
22 471 (19.85%) LAN
22 471 (19.85%) HP
23 426 (17.95%) DHCP
24 425 (17.91%) PowerShell
25 420 (17.70%) Data Centre
26 409 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
27 399 (16.81%) Finance
28 389 (16.39%) TCP/IP

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
1 564 (23.77%) MS Exchange
2 226 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 188 (7.92%) SharePoint
4 178 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 166 (7.00%) Skype for Business
6 128 (5.39%) IIS
7 95 (4.00%) Apache
8 62 (2.61%) Tomcat
9 56 (2.36%) WebSphere
10 51 (2.15%) JBoss
11 47 (1.98%) WebLogic
12 45 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
13 44 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 39 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
15 38 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 33 (1.39%) nginx
17 22 (0.93%) OpenStack
18 21 (0.88%) Confluence
19 18 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
20 13 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 207 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.13%) InDesign
4 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.13%) Stata
5 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.34%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.042%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.042%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 613 (25.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 603 (25.41%) Office 365
3 379 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (5.18%) SaaS
5 120 (5.06%) IaaS
6 64 (2.70%) PaaS
7 58 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 54 (2.28%) Mimecast
9 41 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (0.84%) OneDrive
11 18 (0.76%) GitHub
12 17 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
13 14 (0.59%) G Suite
13 14 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.51%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 771 (32.49%) Firewall
2 563 (23.73%) DNS
3 546 (23.01%) NAS
4 511 (21.53%) WAN
5 471 (19.85%) LAN
6 426 (17.95%) DHCP
7 389 (16.39%) TCP/IP
8 253 (10.66%) VPN
9 166 (7.00%) iSCSI
10 146 (6.15%) VLAN
11 128 (5.39%) VoIP
12 118 (4.97%) Skype
13 115 (4.85%) Fibre Channel
13 115 (4.85%) Network Security
14 110 (4.64%) Remote Desktop
15 107 (4.51%) Cisco ASA
16 99 (4.17%) WLAN
17 97 (4.09%) Wireless
18 83 (3.50%) Internet
19 77 (3.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 621 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 139 (5.86%) MySQL
3 119 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 77 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
5 65 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 63 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 54 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 51 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
9 47 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 37 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 36 (1.52%) Big Data
12 34 (1.43%) NoSQL
13 26 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
14 21 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (0.63%) MongoDB
18 12 (0.51%) Hadoop
19 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 10 (0.42%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 31 (1.31%) JIRA
2 19 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.51%) Subversion
5 8 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.29%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.13%) GitLab
9 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.084%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.084%) AutoIt
10 2 (0.084%) Chocolatey
10 2 (0.084%) Gatling
10 2 (0.084%) Maven
10 2 (0.084%) NeoLoad
10 2 (0.084%) Selenium
10 2 (0.084%) Vagrant
General
1 399 (16.81%) Finance
2 93 (3.92%) Retail
3 79 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 71 (2.99%) Law
5 58 (2.44%) Marketing
6 56 (2.36%) Legal
7 37 (1.56%) Advertising
7 37 (1.56%) Banking
7 37 (1.56%) Billing
8 26 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.80%) Back Office
10 17 (0.72%) Games
11 9 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.29%) French Language
12 7 (0.29%) German Language
13 6 (0.25%) Electronics
14 5 (0.21%) Automotive
14 5 (0.21%) Local Government
14 5 (0.21%) Publishing
15 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 577 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 249 (10.49%) Support Engineer
3 230 (9.69%) Analyst
4 204 (8.60%) Administrator
5 183 (7.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 162 (6.83%) Consultant
7 158 (6.66%) Systems Engineer
8 154 (6.49%) IT Engineer
9 152 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support
10 147 (6.19%) Architect
11 136 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support
12 127 (5.35%) Systems Administrator
13 121 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
14 120 (5.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 114 (4.80%) IT Manager
16 104 (4.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 102 (4.30%) VMware Engineer
18 101 (4.26%) IT Support
19 99 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 94 (3.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.54%) Web Services
2 80 (3.37%) Middleware
3 70 (2.95%) LDAP
4 59 (2.49%) .NET
5 42 (1.77%) LAMP
6 40 (1.69%) Flash
7 25 (1.05%) JSON
8 21 (0.88%) XML
9 12 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (0.42%) J2EE
11 8 (0.34%) WCF
12 7 (0.29%) 802.1X
13 5 (0.21%) ADSI
13 5 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.21%) WSH
14 4 (0.17%) COM
14 4 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
14 4 (0.17%) HTML
15 3 (0.13%) .NET Core
15 3 (0.13%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 420 (17.70%) Data Centre
2 174 (7.33%) Replication
3 167 (7.04%) Clustering
4 157 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
5 143 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
6 117 (4.93%) Management Information System
7 82 (3.46%) Public Cloud
8 64 (2.70%) Private Cloud
9 63 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
10 59 (2.49%) Computer Science
11 55 (2.32%) Driving Licence
12 50 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
13 48 (2.02%) EMC VNX
14 37 (1.56%) EMC VMAX
14 37 (1.56%) HP StoreVirtual
15 33 (1.39%) Fat Client
15 33 (1.39%) Thin Client
16 31 (1.31%) Blackberry
17 30 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
18 29 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,694 (71.39%) Windows
2 1,112 (46.86%) Windows Server
3 661 (27.86%) Linux
4 578 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 500 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 202 (8.51%) Unix
7 195 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 188 (7.92%) Windows 10
9 173 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 141 (5.94%) Windows 7
11 77 (3.24%) CentOS
12 72 (3.03%) Solaris
13 71 (2.99%) Windows 8
14 58 (2.44%) AIX
15 38 (1.60%) Windows XP
16 37 (1.56%) HPUX
16 37 (1.56%) Mac OS X
17 36 (1.52%) Mac OS
18 28 (1.18%) Ubuntu
19 26 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (25.62%) ITIL
2 330 (13.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 305 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
4 238 (10.03%) Migration
5 220 (9.27%) Project Management
6 146 (6.15%) DevOps
7 145 (6.11%) Capacity Planning
8 137 (5.77%) High Availability
9 125 (5.27%) Business Continuity
9 125 (5.27%) Change Management
10 109 (4.59%) Service Delivery
11 104 (4.38%) Service Management
12 102 (4.30%) Mentoring
13 101 (4.26%) PRINCE2
14 99 (4.17%) Presales
15 98 (4.13%) Information Security
16 97 (4.09%) Change Control
17 92 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
18 90 (3.79%) Capacity Management
18 90 (3.79%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 512 (21.58%) SQL
2 425 (17.91%) PowerShell
3 117 (4.93%) Bash Shell
4 100 (4.21%) Python
5 86 (3.62%) Perl
6 74 (3.12%) Shell Script
7 64 (2.70%) Java
8 34 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 27 (1.14%) VBScript
10 22 (0.93%) Ruby
11 19 (0.80%) C
11 19 (0.80%) PHP
12 16 (0.67%) VB
13 13 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.34%) C#
15 7 (0.29%) AWK
15 7 (0.29%) C++
16 5 (0.21%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.17%) JavaScript
17 4 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 409 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 311 (13.11%) MCSE
3 241 (10.16%) Cisco Certification
4 181 (7.63%) CCNA
5 177 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 175 (7.37%) Degree
7 156 (6.57%) MCSA
8 112 (4.72%) CCNP
9 105 (4.42%) MCITP
10 73 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
11 68 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
12 63 (2.65%) MCP
13 43 (1.81%) Security Cleared
14 41 (1.73%) CCA
15 29 (1.22%) SC Cleared
16 27 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
17 23 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
18 22 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
19 20 (0.84%) DBS Check
20 19 (0.80%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (7.33%) SLA
2 104 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 36 (1.52%) QA
5 35 (1.47%) COBIT
6 27 (1.14%) GDPR
7 26 (1.10%) PMO
8 10 (0.42%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.25%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.13%) COSHH
12 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.042%) COSO
13 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.042%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,317 (55.50%) Active Directory
2 1,023 (43.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 603 (25.41%) Hyper-V
4 340 (14.33%) vSphere
5 294 (12.39%) VMware ESXi
6 210 (8.85%) XenApp
7 117 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
8 110 (4.64%) XenDesktop
9 80 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
10 71 (2.99%) Terminal Services
11 66 (2.78%) Firmware
12 55 (2.32%) NFS
13 47 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
14 46 (1.94%) VMware NSX
15 44 (1.85%) XenServer
16 35 (1.47%) DFS Replication
17 26 (1.10%) Docker
18 18 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 18 (0.76%) VMware Server
19 17 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 345 (14.54%) SCCM
2 192 (8.09%) Puppet
3 147 (6.19%) SCOM
4 106 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (3.54%) Backup Exec
6 83 (3.50%) vCenter Server
7 76 (3.20%) Ansible
8 70 (2.95%) NetBackup
9 56 (2.36%) WSUS
10 52 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
11 45 (1.90%) Nagios
12 44 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
13 40 (1.69%) vRealize
14 36 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
15 31 (1.31%) FortiGate
16 28 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
17 27 (1.14%) Terraform
18 23 (0.97%) vMotion
19 22 (0.93%) AirWatch
20 21 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1,718 (72.40%) VMware
2 1,147 (48.34%) Microsoft
3 753 (31.73%) Cisco
4 610 (25.71%) Citrix
5 471 (19.85%) HP
6 335 (14.12%) NetApp
7 269 (11.34%) EMC
8 235 (9.90%) Red Hat
9 232 (9.78%) Veeam
10 211 (8.89%) Oracle
11 203 (8.55%) Dell
12 119 (5.01%) IBM
13 111 (4.68%) SolarWinds
14 96 (4.05%) CheckPoint
15 94 (3.96%) CommVault
16 89 (3.75%) Brocade
17 82 (3.46%) Juniper
18 80 (3.37%) Symantec
19 76 (3.20%) Google
20 75 (3.16%) 3PAR