Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 255 217
Rank change year-on-year -27 -38 -60
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,670 2,277 2,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.32% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 8.74% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,431 1,926 2,383
UK median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75% -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 22,417 26,044 26,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.15% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16,978 20,666 22,008
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,625
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 -25 1,567 £45,000 -2.29% 72
UK excluding London -1 1,061 £41,000 -1.20% 49
London -56 558 £52,250 -5.00% 23
North of England +5 338 £37,500 -6.25% 19
South East -21 262 £46,000 - 14
Midlands +34 209 £41,500 +3.75% 6
Yorkshire +10 174 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North West -1 132 £37,750 -5.63% 9
West Midlands +11 120 £40,000 - 5
South West -8 104 £40,000 - 4
East of England -7 90 £42,000 -6.67% 6
East Midlands +45 89 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North East +27 32 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Scotland -23 29 £38,000 +4.83%
Wales +8 22 £40,000 -
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland -24 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 1,144 (68.50%) VMware
2 1,124 (67.31%) Windows
3 873 (52.28%) Active Directory
4 784 (46.95%) Windows Server
5 779 (46.65%) Microsoft
6 741 (44.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 633 (37.90%) Cisco
8 593 (35.51%) Firewall
9 527 (31.56%) Office 365
10 518 (31.02%) Linux
11 506 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 492 (29.46%) ITIL
13 470 (28.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 453 (27.13%) DNS
15 446 (26.71%) Hyper-V
16 402 (24.07%) WAN
17 397 (23.77%) Citrix
18 391 (23.41%) MS Exchange
19 379 (22.69%) LAN
20 376 (22.51%) NAS
21 374 (22.40%) SQL
22 369 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
23 364 (21.80%) Data Centre
24 361 (21.62%) SQL Server
25 355 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
26 352 (21.08%) DHCP
27 293 (17.54%) PowerShell
28 283 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
29 279 (16.71%) HP
30 268 (16.05%) 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
1 391 (23.41%) MS Exchange
2 165 (9.88%) SharePoint
3 130 (7.78%) IIS
4 123 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (6.29%) Skype for Business
6 93 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 66 (3.95%) Apache
8 41 (2.46%) Tomcat
9 35 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 26 (1.56%) JBoss
11 25 (1.50%) WebSphere
12 19 (1.14%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (0.90%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 11 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.48%) Confluence
17 7 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
17 7 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 150 (8.98%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Workfront
2 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.060%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 527 (31.56%) Office 365
2 470 (28.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 236 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
4 94 (5.63%) IaaS
5 89 (5.33%) SaaS
6 48 (2.87%) PaaS
7 40 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 38 (2.28%) Mimecast
9 31 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 14 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.84%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.78%) Power Platform
12 8 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.42%) Google Play
14 6 (0.36%) Azure Stack
15 5 (0.30%) GitHub
15 5 (0.30%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.30%) Yammer
16 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 593 (35.51%) Firewall
2 453 (27.13%) DNS
3 402 (24.07%) WAN
4 379 (22.69%) LAN
5 376 (22.51%) NAS
6 352 (21.08%) DHCP
7 268 (16.05%) TCP/IP
8 202 (12.10%) VPN
9 187 (11.20%) VLAN
10 182 (10.90%) iSCSI
11 178 (10.66%) VoIP
12 162 (9.70%) Cisco ASA
13 142 (8.50%) Wireless
14 119 (7.13%) MPLS
15 98 (5.87%) Fibre Channel
16 84 (5.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 81 (4.85%) Wi-Fi
18 74 (4.43%) IPsec
19 70 (4.19%) SSL
20 69 (4.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (3.29%) MySQL
4 32 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 24 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 16 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.90%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.78%) MariaDB
13 13 (0.78%) Power BI
14 11 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.36%) DB2
16 6 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (0.84%) JIRA
2 12 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.42%) MSI
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.12%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.12%) jMock
7 2 (0.12%) JUnit
7 2 (0.12%) Maven
7 2 (0.12%) Mockito
7 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.12%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.12%) TestLink
7 2 (0.12%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.060%) GoCD
8 1 (0.060%) Hudson
8 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 235 (14.07%) Finance
2 72 (4.31%) Banking
3 67 (4.01%) Legal
4 66 (3.95%) Retail
5 40 (2.40%) Law
6 31 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.80%) Marketing
8 17 (1.02%) Advertising
9 14 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.48%) Military
11 7 (0.42%) Electronics
12 6 (0.36%) Billing
12 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.36%) Games
13 5 (0.30%) Back Office
14 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.24%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.18%) German Language
15 3 (0.18%) Local Government
16 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 407 (24.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 196 (11.74%) Analyst
3 149 (8.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 144 (8.62%) Support Engineer
5 141 (8.44%) Administrator
6 123 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
7 120 (7.19%) IT Engineer
7 120 (7.19%) Network Engineer
8 108 (6.47%) Systems Administrator
8 108 (6.47%) Systems Engineer
9 90 (5.39%) Architect
10 85 (5.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 78 (4.67%) VMware Engineer
12 76 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
13 71 (4.25%) Support Analyst
14 67 (4.01%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 62 (3.71%) Infrastructure Manager
16 61 (3.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 61 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
17 57 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.53%) LDAP
2 49 (2.93%) Web Services
3 30 (1.80%) Middleware
4 14 (0.84%) LAMP
5 13 (0.78%) 802.1X
5 13 (0.78%) YAML
6 7 (0.42%) Software Packaging
6 7 (0.42%) Spring
6 7 (0.42%) WSH
7 6 (0.36%) .NET
7 6 (0.36%) Flash
8 4 (0.24%) Django
8 4 (0.24%) Web Services Management
9 3 (0.18%) COM
9 3 (0.18%) JSON
9 3 (0.18%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.12%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.12%) Kafka
10 2 (0.12%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 364 (21.80%) Data Centre
2 135 (8.08%) Replication
3 132 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (7.37%) Clustering
5 94 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
6 68 (4.07%) Management Information System
7 66 (3.95%) Public Cloud
8 48 (2.87%) Enterprise Storage
9 47 (2.81%) EMC VNX
10 37 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
11 30 (1.80%) PKI
12 29 (1.74%) CMDB
13 28 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (1.56%) Driving Licence
14 26 (1.56%) Fat Client
14 26 (1.56%) Thin Client
15 23 (1.38%) Private Cloud
16 22 (1.32%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.84%) Fintech
18 13 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,124 (67.31%) Windows
2 784 (46.95%) Windows Server
3 518 (31.02%) Linux
4 369 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 355 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 138 (8.26%) Unix
7 102 (6.11%) Windows 7
8 98 (5.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 96 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (5.15%) Windows 10
11 60 (3.59%) CentOS
12 50 (2.99%) Windows 8
13 48 (2.87%) AIX
14 41 (2.46%) Data ONTAP
15 31 (1.86%) Solaris
16 27 (1.62%) Windows XP
17 24 (1.44%) Debian
18 22 (1.32%) Mac OS X
19 21 (1.26%) Mac OS
20 18 (1.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 492 (29.46%) ITIL
3 238 (14.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 220 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
5 148 (8.86%) Migration
6 127 (7.60%) Change Management
7 117 (7.01%) Project Management
8 111 (6.65%) Problem Management
9 110 (6.59%) Service Management
10 104 (6.23%) Mentoring
10 104 (6.23%) Service Delivery
11 103 (6.17%) DevOps
12 99 (5.93%) Configuration Management
13 85 (5.09%) Storage Management
14 80 (4.79%) ITIL V3
15 77 (4.61%) High Availability
16 75 (4.49%) Information Security
17 73 (4.37%) Server Management
18 72 (4.31%) PRINCE2
19 70 (4.19%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 374 (22.40%) SQL
2 293 (17.54%) PowerShell
3 80 (4.79%) Python
4 70 (4.19%) Perl
5 69 (4.13%) Bash Shell
6 45 (2.69%) Shell Script
7 31 (1.86%) Java
8 28 (1.68%) C
9 27 (1.62%) VBScript
10 14 (0.84%) Ruby
11 13 (0.78%) PHP
12 11 (0.66%) Korn
13 10 (0.60%) AWK
13 10 (0.60%) Bourne shell
13 10 (0.60%) C++
14 8 (0.48%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.42%) VB
16 5 (0.30%) Go
17 4 (0.24%) JavaScript
18 2 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 283 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 248 (14.85%) Cisco Certification
3 189 (11.32%) CCNA
4 180 (10.78%) MCSE
5 141 (8.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 115 (6.89%) CCNP
7 113 (6.77%) Degree
8 104 (6.23%) MCSA
9 70 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
10 60 (3.59%) Security Cleared
11 56 (3.35%) MCP
12 40 (2.40%) MCITP
13 37 (2.22%) SC Cleared
14 31 (1.86%) RHCE
15 25 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
16 24 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
17 21 (1.26%) DV Cleared
18 19 (1.14%) CCAA
19 18 (1.08%) VCP6
20 17 (1.02%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (9.28%) SLA
2 86 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (3.77%) GDPR
4 37 (2.22%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (0.96%) COBIT
7 12 (0.72%) PMO
8 10 (0.60%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (0.54%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.54%) ISO 22301
9 9 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.24%) QA
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.060%) HAZOP
12 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.060%) PSD2
System Software
1 873 (52.28%) Active Directory
2 741 (44.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 446 (26.71%) Hyper-V
4 240 (14.37%) vSphere
5 233 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
6 144 (8.62%) XenApp
7 83 (4.97%) Virtual Servers
8 72 (4.31%) XenDesktop
9 69 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
10 65 (3.89%) NFS
11 43 (2.57%) Docker
12 37 (2.22%) Terminal Services
13 35 (2.10%) Firmware
14 31 (1.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 29 (1.74%) VMware NSX
16 23 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
17 19 (1.14%) DFS Replication
17 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 19 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
18 13 (0.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 211 (12.63%) SCCM
2 109 (6.53%) Puppet
3 95 (5.69%) SCOM
4 90 (5.39%) WSUS
5 78 (4.67%) Backup Exec
6 73 (4.37%) Ansible
7 72 (4.31%) vCenter Server
8 50 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
9 40 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
10 37 (2.22%) Nagios
10 37 (2.22%) NetBackup
11 35 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
11 35 (2.10%) Kubernetes
12 27 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 24 (1.44%) FortiGate
14 23 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
15 20 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
15 20 (1.20%) vRealize
16 18 (1.08%) SCDPM
16 18 (1.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,144 (68.50%) VMware
2 779 (46.65%) Microsoft
3 633 (37.90%) Cisco
4 397 (23.77%) Citrix
5 279 (16.71%) HP
6 242 (14.49%) NetApp
7 180 (10.78%) Veeam
8 174 (10.42%) EMC
9 164 (9.82%) Dell
10 147 (8.80%) Red Hat
11 111 (6.65%) SolarWinds
12 90 (5.39%) CheckPoint
13 87 (5.21%) Oracle
14 82 (4.91%) Juniper
15 68 (4.07%) IBM
16 50 (2.99%) Veritas
17 49 (2.93%) F5
18 48 (2.87%) Palo Alto
18 48 (2.87%) Symantec
19 44 (2.63%) Mitel