Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 324 297 291
Rank change year-on-year -27 -6 -35
Permanent jobs citing SAN 756 1,221 1,723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.08% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 7.13% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 609 980 1,452
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £47,500 £44,250
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +7.34% -1.67%
75th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £74,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 10,695 17,131 22,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.09% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,145 13,689 17,689
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 2021. 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 -19 694 £46,500 -2.11% 139
UK excluding London -5 544 £42,500 - 111
London -36 186 £60,000 +8.11% 38
North of England +27 159 £42,500 +2.41% 32
South East +32 150 £50,000 +5.26% 37
Work from Home -63 119 £50,000 -16.67% 19
Midlands -22 118 £40,000 -15.79% 18
North West +27 74 £45,000 +10.09% 22
Yorkshire -2 65 £42,500 - 6
South West -24 61 £39,000 -8.24% 8
East Midlands +3 58 £32,500 -31.58% 5
West Midlands -8 56 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Wales +35 26 £35,000 -22.22% 5
North East +25 20 £80,000 +123.78% 4
East of England +24 17 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Scotland -15 17 £50,000 +11.11% 5

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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.

1 571 (75.53%) VMware
2 490 (64.81%) Windows
3 439 (58.07%) Active Directory
4 436 (57.67%) Microsoft
5 386 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 362 (47.88%) Azure
6 362 (47.88%) Windows Server
7 304 (40.21%) Microsoft 365
8 299 (39.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 260 (34.39%) PowerShell
10 250 (33.07%) Firewall
10 250 (33.07%) Cisco
11 243 (32.14%) Hyper-V
12 199 (26.32%) DNS
13 175 (23.15%) NAS
14 172 (22.75%) Linux
15 163 (21.56%) Veeam
16 156 (20.63%) Dell
17 153 (20.24%) Citrix
18 151 (19.97%) DHCP
19 138 (18.25%) Data Centre
20 135 (17.86%) ITIL
20 135 (17.86%) AWS
21 130 (17.20%) vSphere
22 129 (17.06%) HP
23 124 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
24 123 (16.27%) SQL
25 122 (16.14%) WAN
26 117 (15.48%) SCCM
27 114 (15.08%) LAN

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
1 104 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 80 (10.58%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (3.04%) IIS
5 20 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.72%) Apache
7 7 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.53%) SAS
11 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.26%) Confluence
12 2 (0.26%) WordPress
13 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.13%) nginx
13 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (8.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Workfront
2 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 362 (47.88%) Azure
2 304 (40.21%) Microsoft 365
3 135 (17.86%) AWS
4 76 (10.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 76 (10.05%) IaaS
5 57 (7.54%) PaaS
6 51 (6.75%) SaaS
7 17 (2.25%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.85%) Google Workspace
9 11 (1.46%) OneDrive
10 8 (1.06%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.06%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.79%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.66%) Cohesity
12 5 (0.66%) GCP
13 3 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.40%) Serverless
13 3 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 250 (33.07%) Firewall
2 199 (26.32%) DNS
3 175 (23.15%) NAS
4 151 (19.97%) DHCP
5 122 (16.14%) WAN
6 114 (15.08%) LAN
7 91 (12.04%) VPN
8 87 (11.51%) TCP/IP
9 72 (9.52%) VoIP
10 56 (7.41%) VLAN
11 50 (6.61%) Fibre Channel
12 49 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (6.22%) Remote Desktop
14 45 (5.95%) iSCSI
15 42 (5.56%) Wireless
16 34 (4.50%) Skype
17 29 (3.84%) Internet
18 28 (3.70%) VSAN
19 26 (3.44%) MPLS
20 23 (3.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (2.38%) MySQL
4 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.06%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (0.93%) Big Data
7 6 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.79%) Power BI
7 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.66%) Impala
8 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.40%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.40%) HBase
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 13 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.06%) JIRA
3 5 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.40%) Maven
4 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.26%) AutoIt
5 2 (0.26%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 68 (8.99%) Finance
2 37 (4.89%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.04%) Public Sector
4 22 (2.91%) Law
5 20 (2.65%) Automotive
6 11 (1.46%) Legal
7 9 (1.19%) Retail
8 8 (1.06%) Banking
9 7 (0.93%) Billing
9 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.79%) Advertising
11 4 (0.53%) Electronics
11 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.26%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.13%) Marketing
14 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (33.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (12.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 57 (7.54%) Administrator
4 55 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
5 53 (7.01%) Analyst
6 51 (6.75%) Systems Administrator
7 50 (6.61%) IT Engineer
7 50 (6.61%) Support Engineer
8 48 (6.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 43 (5.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 38 (5.03%) Architect
10 38 (5.03%) Azure Engineer
11 37 (4.89%) Systems Engineer
12 35 (4.63%) Consultant
12 35 (4.63%) Technical Leader
13 33 (4.37%) VMware Engineer
14 31 (4.10%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (4.10%) Storage Engineer
15 28 (3.70%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.57%) Web Services
2 25 (3.31%) LDAP
3 9 (1.19%) COM
3 9 (1.19%) Kafka
4 6 (0.79%) 802.1X
5 5 (0.66%) LAMP
6 4 (0.53%) JSON
6 4 (0.53%) Velocity
6 4 (0.53%) WAMP
6 4 (0.53%) XMPP
7 3 (0.40%) Flash
7 3 (0.40%) React
7 3 (0.40%) REST
7 3 (0.40%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.26%) Loki
8 2 (0.26%) WSH
8 2 (0.26%) YAML
9 1 (0.13%) .NET
9 1 (0.13%) Middleware
9 1 (0.13%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 138 (18.25%) Data Centre
2 48 (6.35%) Replication
3 37 (4.89%) Public Cloud
4 36 (4.76%) Clustering
5 34 (4.50%) Management Information System
6 32 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (2.51%) Client/Server
7 19 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.38%) Life Science
8 18 (2.38%) Renewable Energy
9 16 (2.12%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.98%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.98%) Thin Client
11 10 (1.32%) FMCG
11 10 (1.32%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (1.06%) iSeries
13 8 (1.06%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.93%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 490 (64.81%) Windows
2 362 (47.88%) Windows Server
3 172 (22.75%) Linux
4 124 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (13.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 92 (12.17%) Windows Server 2019
7 64 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (7.28%) Windows 10
9 51 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (5.42%) Unix
11 30 (3.97%) CentOS
12 28 (3.70%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.98%) Android
14 14 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (1.72%) AIX
15 13 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (1.59%) Windows 7
17 10 (1.32%) Solaris
18 8 (1.06%) VMS
19 5 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (39.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 135 (17.86%) ITIL
3 97 (12.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 85 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (7.80%) DevOps
6 55 (7.28%) Migration
7 48 (6.35%) Project Management
8 44 (5.82%) Configuration Management
9 43 (5.69%) High Availability
9 43 (5.69%) Service Management
10 41 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 39 (5.16%) Mentoring
12 37 (4.89%) Change Management
13 36 (4.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 36 (4.76%) ITSM
13 36 (4.76%) Presales
13 36 (4.76%) Server Management
14 34 (4.50%) Problem Management
15 33 (4.37%) Service Delivery
15 33 (4.37%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 260 (34.39%) PowerShell
2 123 (16.27%) SQL
3 30 (3.97%) Bash Shell
4 26 (3.44%) Python
5 17 (2.25%) Perl
6 15 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 14 (1.85%) VB
8 12 (1.59%) C
9 10 (1.32%) VBScript
10 7 (0.93%) Java
11 4 (0.53%) AWK
12 3 (0.40%) Korn
12 3 (0.40%) sed
12 3 (0.40%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.26%) Ruby
13 2 (0.26%) Tcl
14 1 (0.13%) C#
14 1 (0.13%) C++
14 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (8.20%) MCSE
3 60 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (6.48%) Security Cleared
5 47 (6.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 41 (5.42%) CCNP
6 41 (5.42%) Degree
7 36 (4.76%) CCNA
7 36 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 35 (4.63%) MCSA
9 24 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (2.12%) MCP
11 15 (1.98%) MCITP
12 14 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.59%) CISM
13 12 (1.59%) CISSP
14 11 (1.46%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.06%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.93%) CRISC
16 7 (0.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.54%) SLA
2 21 (2.78%) GDPR
3 16 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (1.32%) NIST
5 9 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.53%) QA
7 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 439 (58.07%) Active Directory
2 386 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 243 (32.14%) Hyper-V
4 130 (17.20%) vSphere
5 75 (9.92%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (9.39%) XenDesktop
7 64 (8.47%) XenApp
8 45 (5.95%) Virtual Servers
9 35 (4.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 24 (3.17%) VMware NSX
11 21 (2.78%) Terminal Server
12 15 (1.98%) NFS
13 14 (1.85%) vCloud
14 11 (1.46%) Terminal Services
15 10 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
16 9 (1.19%) Firmware
16 9 (1.19%) KVM
17 8 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 8 (1.06%) Shibboleth
18 7 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 117 (15.48%) SCCM
2 57 (7.54%) Ansible
3 54 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 49 (6.48%) vCenter Server
5 45 (5.95%) SCOM
6 42 (5.56%) vRealize
7 35 (4.63%) SCVMM
8 29 (3.84%) Puppet
9 27 (3.57%) Kubernetes
10 26 (3.44%) NetBackup
11 24 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
11 24 (3.17%) Nagios
12 21 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
13 20 (2.65%) FortiGate
13 20 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (2.51%) HAProxy
15 16 (2.12%) Microsoft Clustering
16 15 (1.98%) WSUS
17 12 (1.59%) Backup Exec
17 12 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 571 (75.53%) VMware
2 436 (57.67%) Microsoft
3 250 (33.07%) Cisco
4 163 (21.56%) Veeam
5 156 (20.63%) Dell
6 153 (20.24%) Citrix
7 129 (17.06%) HP
8 99 (13.10%) EMC
9 86 (11.38%) NetApp
10 82 (10.85%) Red Hat
11 60 (7.94%) IBM
12 51 (6.75%) Oracle
13 47 (6.22%) SolarWinds
14 43 (5.69%) Sophos
15 41 (5.42%) F5
16 37 (4.89%) Juniper
17 36 (4.76%) Nimble Storage
17 36 (4.76%) SonicWALL
18 35 (4.63%) Avaya
18 35 (4.63%) CommVault