Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 284 262 213
Rank change year-on-year -22 -49 -33
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,588 2,144 3,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.29% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 8.62% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 1,747 2,617
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +3.37% -1.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £69,800 £70,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -5.88%

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 21,847 24,883 28,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,551 19,776 22,817
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 -16 1,481 £45,000 -5.26% 270
UK excluding London +2 1,059 £42,000 - 230
London -56 474 £55,000 - 66
South East +13 296 £45,000 - 60
North of England -42 279 £39,500 -1.25% 84
Midlands +24 215 £40,000 - 28
Yorkshire -25 133 £38,750 -3.13% 25
North West -39 129 £40,000 +2.56% 55
West Midlands +33 120 £40,000 - 19
South West +11 116 £41,000 +2.50% 17
East Midlands +15 95 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East of England -3 93 £48,750 +5.85% 15
Wales -2 32 £37,500 +4.17% 10
Scotland -6 24 £41,250 +11.49% 11
North East +27 17 £39,500 -16.84% 4
Northern Ireland -3 4 £32,000 -28.89% 5

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,050 (66.12%) VMware
2 1,045 (65.81%) Windows
3 841 (52.96%) Active Directory
4 764 (48.11%) Microsoft
5 712 (44.84%) Windows Server
6 668 (42.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 601 (37.85%) Office 365
8 540 (34.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 528 (33.25%) Cisco
10 524 (33.00%) Azure
11 505 (31.80%) Firewall
12 473 (29.79%) Linux
13 466 (29.35%) DNS
14 455 (28.65%) Hyper-V
15 420 (26.45%) ITIL
16 389 (24.50%) DHCP
17 377 (23.74%) NAS
18 372 (23.43%) Data Centre
19 360 (22.67%) WAN
20 355 (22.36%) Citrix
21 350 (22.04%) MS Exchange
22 334 (21.03%) LAN
23 326 (20.53%) Windows Server 2012
24 319 (20.09%) SQL Server
25 313 (19.71%) SQL
26 274 (17.25%) PowerShell
27 262 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
28 260 (16.37%) TCP/IP
29 257 (16.18%) SCCM
30 255 (16.06%) AWS

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
1 350 (22.04%) MS Exchange
2 186 (11.71%) SharePoint
3 137 (8.63%) Skype for Business
4 112 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 98 (6.17%) IIS
6 75 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (1.64%) Apache
8 21 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.94%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.88%) Confluence
12 13 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.76%) nginx
14 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.50%) JBoss
15 8 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.44%) SAS
17 5 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 123 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.38%) Workfront
2 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.13%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 601 (37.85%) Office 365
2 524 (33.00%) Azure
3 255 (16.06%) AWS
4 75 (4.72%) IaaS
5 57 (3.59%) SaaS
6 49 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.45%) PaaS
9 13 (0.82%) Power Platform
9 13 (0.82%) Yammer
10 12 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 12 (0.76%) GCP
11 10 (0.63%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.57%) G Suite
13 7 (0.44%) GitHub
13 7 (0.44%) Google Play
14 6 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.38%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.25%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 505 (31.80%) Firewall
2 466 (29.35%) DNS
3 389 (24.50%) DHCP
4 377 (23.74%) NAS
5 360 (22.67%) WAN
6 334 (21.03%) LAN
7 260 (16.37%) TCP/IP
8 173 (10.89%) VPN
9 161 (10.14%) iSCSI
10 139 (8.75%) Wireless
11 136 (8.56%) VLAN
12 115 (7.24%) Cisco ASA
13 104 (6.55%) VoIP
14 101 (6.36%) Fibre Channel
15 91 (5.73%) Wi-Fi
16 85 (5.35%) MPLS
17 84 (5.29%) SMTP
18 73 (4.60%) Skype
19 72 (4.53%) Network Security
20 71 (4.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (20.09%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (2.08%) MySQL
5 28 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 26 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (0.88%) MariaDB
12 13 (0.82%) Power BI
13 12 (0.76%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.69%) DB2
15 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.31%) Big Data
16 5 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 19 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 14 (0.88%) JIRA
3 9 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.38%) Terragrunt
6 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.31%) WinDbg
7 4 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.13%) Ant
9 2 (0.13%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.13%) GitLab
9 2 (0.13%) TestLink
10 1 (0.063%) GoCD
10 1 (0.063%) MSI
10 1 (0.063%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.063%) Subversion
General
1 214 (13.48%) Finance
2 62 (3.90%) Retail
3 41 (2.58%) Public Sector
4 38 (2.39%) Legal
5 37 (2.33%) Banking
6 34 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.95%) Marketing
8 26 (1.64%) Law
9 18 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.01%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.76%) Publishing
12 11 (0.69%) Advertising
13 10 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.63%) Local Government
14 9 (0.57%) Games
15 8 (0.50%) German Language
16 7 (0.44%) Billing
17 6 (0.38%) Electronics
17 6 (0.38%) Military
18 4 (0.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 463 (29.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 167 (10.52%) Administrator
3 143 (9.01%) IT Engineer
4 139 (8.75%) Analyst
4 139 (8.75%) Support Engineer
5 118 (7.43%) Systems Administrator
6 116 (7.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 103 (6.49%) Network Engineer
8 92 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
9 81 (5.10%) Architect
10 78 (4.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 78 (4.91%) Windows Engineer
11 77 (4.85%) Consultant
12 75 (4.72%) VMware Engineer
13 70 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
13 70 (4.41%) IT Support
14 68 (4.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 68 (4.28%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 62 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
16 59 (3.72%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.97%) Web Services
2 54 (3.40%) LDAP
3 13 (0.82%) Middleware
4 12 (0.76%) .NET
5 11 (0.69%) 802.1X
6 10 (0.63%) Flash
6 10 (0.63%) MAPI
7 9 (0.57%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.38%) LAMP
9 5 (0.31%) SAP Basis
9 5 (0.31%) Web Services Management
10 4 (0.25%) HTML
10 4 (0.25%) JSON
10 4 (0.25%) YAML
11 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.19%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
12 2 (0.13%) Django
12 2 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (0.13%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 372 (23.43%) Data Centre
2 169 (10.64%) Replication
3 111 (6.99%) Clustering
4 100 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (5.23%) Management Information System
6 73 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (3.27%) PKI
8 47 (2.96%) Public Cloud
9 35 (2.20%) Driving Licence
9 35 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 30 (1.89%) Fat Client
10 30 (1.89%) Thin Client
11 26 (1.64%) CMDB
12 23 (1.45%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.39%) EMC VNX
14 21 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
17 15 (0.94%) User Experience
18 14 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,045 (65.81%) Windows
2 712 (44.84%) Windows Server
3 473 (29.79%) Linux
4 326 (20.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 262 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (9.82%) Unix
7 153 (9.63%) Windows 10
8 119 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 85 (5.35%) Windows 7
10 73 (4.60%) CentOS
11 69 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 50 (3.15%) Solaris
13 40 (2.52%) AIX
14 32 (2.02%) Windows 8
15 31 (1.95%) Ubuntu
16 25 (1.57%) Mac OS
17 24 (1.51%) Debian
18 20 (1.26%) Apple iOS
19 18 (1.13%) SUSE
20 17 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (34.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 420 (26.45%) ITIL
3 208 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
4 206 (12.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 161 (10.14%) Migration
6 109 (6.86%) Change Management
6 109 (6.86%) Mentoring
7 99 (6.23%) Project Management
8 94 (5.92%) High Availability
9 84 (5.29%) Service Delivery
10 83 (5.23%) Configuration Management
11 80 (5.04%) DevOps
11 80 (5.04%) Storage Management
12 79 (4.97%) Service Management
13 78 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
14 74 (4.66%) Information Security
15 68 (4.28%) Project Delivery
16 63 (3.97%) Presales
17 62 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
18 61 (3.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 313 (19.71%) SQL
2 274 (17.25%) PowerShell
3 63 (3.97%) Python
4 51 (3.21%) Perl
5 48 (3.02%) Shell Script
6 45 (2.83%) Bash Shell
7 28 (1.76%) Java
8 22 (1.39%) Ruby
9 21 (1.32%) C
9 21 (1.32%) Korn
10 20 (1.26%) VBScript
11 16 (1.01%) Bourne shell
12 15 (0.94%) AWK
13 11 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.44%) C++
14 7 (0.44%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.31%) ABAP
15 5 (0.31%) Go
16 4 (0.25%) JavaScript
16 4 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 237 (14.92%) Cisco Certification
2 236 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 167 (10.52%) MCSE
4 161 (10.14%) CCNA
5 129 (8.12%) Degree
6 122 (7.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 119 (7.49%) CCNP
8 80 (5.04%) MCSA
9 67 (4.22%) Security Cleared
10 45 (2.83%) SC Cleared
11 42 (2.64%) MCITP
12 34 (2.14%) MCP
13 32 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
14 30 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (1.89%) RHCE
15 25 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (1.32%) CCA
17 19 (1.20%) LPIC
18 16 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
18 16 (1.01%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (7.93%) SLA
2 51 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.89%) GDPR
4 19 (1.20%) PMO
5 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.50%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.38%) QA
10 5 (0.31%) COBIT
10 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.13%) NIST
14 1 (0.063%) HAZOP
14 1 (0.063%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.063%) PSD2
System Software
1 841 (52.96%) Active Directory
2 668 (42.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 455 (28.65%) Hyper-V
4 174 (10.96%) VMware ESXi
5 170 (10.71%) vSphere
6 138 (8.69%) XenApp
7 92 (5.79%) Virtual Machines
8 74 (4.66%) XenDesktop
9 67 (4.22%) Virtual Servers
10 46 (2.90%) NFS
11 34 (2.14%) Terminal Services
12 30 (1.89%) Docker
13 29 (1.83%) Firmware
14 27 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 21 (1.32%) VMware NSX
16 20 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 13 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 12 (0.76%) Terminal Server
20 11 (0.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 257 (16.18%) SCCM
2 89 (5.60%) WSUS
3 72 (4.53%) SCOM
4 71 (4.47%) Puppet
5 69 (4.35%) vCenter Server
6 67 (4.22%) Ansible
7 61 (3.84%) NetBackup
8 58 (3.65%) Backup Exec
9 46 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 43 (2.71%) Cisco Prime
11 35 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
12 28 (1.76%) Nagios
13 26 (1.64%) FortiGate
14 24 (1.51%) vRealize
15 23 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
16 21 (1.32%) Oracle ZFS
17 19 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 17 (1.07%) AirWatch
19 16 (1.01%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,050 (66.12%) VMware
2 764 (48.11%) Microsoft
3 528 (33.25%) Cisco
4 355 (22.36%) Citrix
5 245 (15.43%) HP
6 199 (12.53%) Veeam
7 169 (10.64%) NetApp
8 151 (9.51%) Dell
8 151 (9.51%) Red Hat
9 137 (8.63%) EMC
10 93 (5.86%) Oracle
11 85 (5.35%) IBM
12 82 (5.16%) SolarWinds
13 70 (4.41%) CheckPoint
14 59 (3.72%) Juniper
15 58 (3.65%) Meraki
16 55 (3.46%) Veritas
17 54 (3.40%) F5
18 52 (3.27%) 3PAR
19 48 (3.02%) Brocade