Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 283 252
Rank change year-on-year +4 -31 -33
Permanent jobs citing SAN 740 1,661 2,297
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.16% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.28% 7.44% 8.86%
Number of salaries quoted 620 1,459 1,979
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,700
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +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 10,159 22,332 25,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 15.62% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,926 16,837 20,518
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 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 +12 693 £50,000 +11.11% 111
UK excluding London +28 502 £42,500 - 83
London +15 214 £65,000 +23.81% 35
North of England +48 137 £41,000 +3.80% 23
South East +43 127 £47,500 +5.56% 22
Midlands +44 121 £42,500 - 15
West Midlands +63 87 £42,500 +2.41% 10
North West +66 83 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South West +39 51 £42,500 +3.66% 9
Yorkshire +29 42 £32,500 -21.69% 2
East of England +45 40 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Work from Home +31 34 £50,000 +5.26% 12
East Midlands +8 33 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Northern Ireland +33 12 £30,000 -20.00%
North East +8 12 £35,000 -11.39% 4
Wales +12 10 £29,000 -24.68% 5
Scotland +74 7 £55,000 +34.97% 2

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 461 (62.30%) Windows
2 449 (60.68%) VMware
3 409 (55.27%) Microsoft
4 366 (49.46%) Active Directory
5 287 (38.78%) Windows Server
6 277 (37.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 274 (37.03%) Azure
8 259 (35.00%) Cisco
9 244 (32.97%) Office 365
10 224 (30.27%) WAN
11 216 (29.19%) Firewall
12 215 (29.05%) LAN
13 213 (28.78%) Data Centre
14 212 (28.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 208 (28.11%) Linux
16 207 (27.97%) DNS
17 195 (26.35%) DHCP
18 179 (24.19%) Citrix
19 170 (22.97%) TCP/IP
19 170 (22.97%) ITIL
20 169 (22.84%) PowerShell
21 157 (21.22%) Microsoft Certification
21 157 (21.22%) Hyper-V
22 151 (20.41%) AWS
23 140 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
24 138 (18.65%) HP
25 130 (17.57%) SQL Server
26 118 (15.95%) NAS
27 112 (15.14%) SCCM
28 109 (14.73%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 103 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 65 (8.78%) SharePoint
3 44 (5.95%) Skype for Business
4 38 (5.14%) IIS
5 28 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.95%) Confluence
8 5 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.68%) SAS
8 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.54%) Apache
9 4 (0.54%) CloudStack
9 4 (0.54%) JBoss
9 4 (0.54%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.27%) nginx
11 2 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (5.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.41%) assyst
2 3 (0.41%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.41%) Relativity
2 3 (0.41%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.27%) Shopify
4 1 (0.14%) Faxination
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 274 (37.03%) Azure
2 244 (32.97%) Office 365
3 151 (20.41%) AWS
4 41 (5.54%) IaaS
5 35 (4.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 32 (4.32%) SaaS
7 25 (3.38%) PaaS
8 21 (2.84%) GCP
9 15 (2.03%) Amazon ECS
9 15 (2.03%) Mimecast
10 11 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.49%) OneDrive
11 10 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.95%) Slack
14 6 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.81%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.54%) G Suite
15 4 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 224 (30.27%) WAN
2 216 (29.19%) Firewall
3 215 (29.05%) LAN
4 207 (27.97%) DNS
5 195 (26.35%) DHCP
6 170 (22.97%) TCP/IP
7 118 (15.95%) NAS
8 104 (14.05%) VPN
9 90 (12.16%) Fibre Channel
10 84 (11.35%) iSCSI
11 77 (10.41%) Wireless
12 53 (7.16%) VoIP
13 47 (6.35%) VLAN
14 39 (5.27%) MPLS
15 38 (5.14%) BGP
15 38 (5.14%) NetScaler
16 36 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
17 34 (4.59%) OSPF
18 32 (4.32%) Network Security
18 32 (4.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (1.89%) MySQL
6 13 (1.76%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.22%) Big Data
7 9 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.54%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.54%) Redis
12 3 (0.41%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 20 (2.70%) JIRA
2 18 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.08%) Subversion
5 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.27%) Maven
6 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.27%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.14%) GitLab
7 1 (0.14%) MSI
7 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 98 (13.24%) Finance
2 16 (2.16%) Banking
2 16 (2.16%) Retail
3 14 (1.89%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.08%) Law
4 8 (1.08%) Legal
5 7 (0.95%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.54%) Back Office
6 4 (0.54%) Housing Association
6 4 (0.54%) Publishing
7 3 (0.41%) Billing
7 3 (0.41%) Front Office
7 3 (0.41%) Military
8 2 (0.27%) French Language
8 2 (0.27%) Games
8 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Automotive
9 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 175 (23.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 99 (13.38%) Analyst
3 70 (9.46%) Support Engineer
4 62 (8.38%) Network Engineer
5 54 (7.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 53 (7.16%) Consultant
6 53 (7.16%) IT Engineer
7 46 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
8 45 (6.08%) Administrator
9 42 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 38 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 36 (4.86%) Architect
12 33 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
13 31 (4.19%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 31 (4.19%) Storage Engineer
14 28 (3.78%) IT Analyst
14 28 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
15 25 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 25 (3.38%) Automation Engineer
16 24 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.49%) Web Services
2 9 (1.22%) Middleware
3 8 (1.08%) Flash
4 7 (0.95%) JSON
4 7 (0.95%) XMPP
5 4 (0.54%) COM
5 4 (0.54%) LAMP
5 4 (0.54%) LDAP
6 3 (0.41%) jQuery
6 3 (0.41%) RESTful
6 3 (0.41%) SAML
7 2 (0.27%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.27%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.27%) H2O
7 2 (0.27%) Kafka
7 2 (0.27%) POSIX
7 2 (0.27%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.27%) YAML
8 1 (0.14%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 213 (28.78%) Data Centre
2 55 (7.43%) Self-Motivation
3 53 (7.16%) Management Information System
4 43 (5.81%) Replication
5 40 (5.41%) Public Cloud
6 39 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (5.27%) Clustering
7 21 (2.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 14 (1.89%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.35%) PKI
9 10 (1.35%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.95%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.95%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.68%) Fibre Optics
13 5 (0.68%) Handset
14 4 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 461 (62.30%) Windows
2 287 (38.78%) Windows Server
3 208 (28.11%) Linux
4 140 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (14.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (13.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 69 (9.32%) Windows 10
8 62 (8.38%) Windows 7
9 56 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (6.35%) Unix
11 41 (5.54%) Windows Server 2019
12 25 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (3.24%) Ubuntu
14 19 (2.57%) Solaris
15 17 (2.30%) Windows 8
16 16 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (1.76%) CentOS
18 9 (1.22%) HPUX
19 6 (0.81%) Mac OS X
20 5 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (28.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 170 (22.97%) ITIL
3 100 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 91 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (9.73%) Change Management
6 70 (9.46%) DevOps
7 60 (8.11%) Project Management
8 56 (7.57%) Service Delivery
9 50 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
10 49 (6.62%) Migration
11 41 (5.54%) Configuration Management
12 40 (5.41%) Information Security
13 39 (5.27%) Change Control
13 39 (5.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 39 (5.27%) Presales
14 38 (5.14%) Business Continuity
15 36 (4.86%) Load Balancing
15 36 (4.86%) Problem Management
16 35 (4.73%) High Availability
17 34 (4.59%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 169 (22.84%) PowerShell
2 105 (14.19%) SQL
3 59 (7.97%) Python
4 50 (6.76%) Bash Shell
5 17 (2.30%) Perl
6 8 (1.08%) Go
6 8 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.08%) VBScript
7 7 (0.95%) Korn
8 4 (0.54%) C++
8 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.54%) PHP
9 3 (0.41%) C
9 3 (0.41%) VB
10 2 (0.27%) AWK
10 2 (0.27%) C#
10 2 (0.27%) sed
11 1 (0.14%) Ada
11 1 (0.14%) Java
11 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 157 (21.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (14.46%) MCSE
3 92 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (12.30%) Degree
5 76 (10.27%) MCSA
6 58 (7.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 54 (7.30%) CCNA
8 36 (4.86%) CCNP
9 35 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 32 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
10 32 (4.32%) Server+ Certification
11 31 (4.19%) Security Cleared
12 24 (3.24%) SC Cleared
13 17 (2.30%) MCP
14 14 (1.89%) MCITP
15 11 (1.49%) DV Cleared
16 8 (1.08%) CCA
16 8 (1.08%) CCVP
16 8 (1.08%) CISSP
16 8 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (5.54%) SLA
3 15 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.76%) GDPR
5 6 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.41%) NCSC
System Software
1 366 (49.46%) Active Directory
2 277 (37.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (21.22%) Hyper-V
4 83 (11.22%) vSphere
5 68 (9.19%) VMware ESXi
6 59 (7.97%) XenApp
7 33 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (4.19%) Virtual Servers
9 26 (3.51%) Docker
10 20 (2.70%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (1.35%) NFS
12 10 (1.35%) VMware NSX
13 9 (1.22%) Firmware
13 9 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (0.95%) KVM
15 7 (0.95%) vCloud
16 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 112 (15.14%) SCCM
2 57 (7.70%) Ansible
3 39 (5.27%) Terraform
4 38 (5.14%) Puppet
5 36 (4.86%) WSUS
6 33 (4.46%) vCenter Server
7 32 (4.32%) SCOM
8 26 (3.51%) NetBackup
9 21 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (2.70%) Backup Exec
11 18 (2.43%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (2.16%) PowerCLI
12 16 (2.16%) SCVMM
13 13 (1.76%) Grafana
14 12 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
14 12 (1.62%) HP Data Protector
14 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (1.22%) FortiGate
15 9 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
16 8 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 449 (60.68%) VMware
2 409 (55.27%) Microsoft
3 259 (35.00%) Cisco
4 179 (24.19%) Citrix
5 138 (18.65%) HP
6 85 (11.49%) NetApp
7 82 (11.08%) Dell
8 81 (10.95%) EMC
9 72 (9.73%) Red Hat
10 69 (9.32%) Veeam
11 59 (7.97%) Brocade
12 52 (7.03%) CheckPoint
13 46 (6.22%) Oracle
14 42 (5.68%) Juniper
15 40 (5.41%) Hitachi
16 34 (4.59%) Isilon
17 33 (4.46%) Meraki
18 32 (4.32%) SolarWinds
19 30 (4.05%) F5
19 30 (4.05%) Fortinet