Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 297 241 201
Rank change year-on-year -56 -40 -35
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1,713 2,497 3,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.44% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.62% 9.49% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,394 2,178 2,687
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.07% -2.22%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -

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 22,492 26,316 29,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.20% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17,596 21,345 24,100
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -51 1,613 £45,000 - 298
UK excluding London -54 1,010 £40,000 - 235
London -35 657 £55,000 +10.00% 80
North of England -8 343 £37,500 -2.60% 65
South East -63 253 £44,000 -2.22% 62
Midlands -22 182 £41,500 +3.75% 45
North West +5 176 £35,000 -9.09% 32
Yorkshire +10 142 £37,750 -5.63% 28
East of England -33 106 £43,750 - 17
West Midlands -22 98 £40,000 - 21
East Midlands +28 84 £43,750 +9.38% 24
South West -37 67 £37,500 -6.25% 29
Scotland -24 36 £40,000 +6.67% 11
North East -12 25 £32,500 - 5
Wales -20 25 £40,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -16 1 £45,000 +12.50% 3

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,210 (70.64%) Windows
2 1,182 (69.00%) VMware
3 916 (53.47%) Active Directory
4 860 (50.20%) Microsoft
5 839 (48.98%) Windows Server
6 761 (44.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 575 (33.57%) Firewall
8 555 (32.40%) Cisco
9 526 (30.71%) Office 365
10 504 (29.42%) Microsoft Azure
11 490 (28.60%) Linux
12 461 (26.91%) ITIL
12 461 (26.91%) Citrix
13 451 (26.33%) MS Exchange
14 442 (25.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 424 (24.75%) Hyper-V
16 402 (23.47%) LAN
17 397 (23.18%) WAN
18 387 (22.59%) DNS
19 382 (22.30%) SQL
20 377 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
21 373 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
22 366 (21.37%) SQL Server
23 330 (19.26%) NAS
24 329 (19.21%) DHCP
25 319 (18.62%) HP
26 318 (18.56%) PowerShell
27 307 (17.92%) Data Centre
28 299 (17.45%) NetApp
29 281 (16.40%) Amazon 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
1 451 (26.33%) MS Exchange
2 160 (9.34%) SharePoint
3 135 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 126 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 122 (7.12%) IIS
6 107 (6.25%) Skype for Business
7 67 (3.91%) Apache
8 61 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 43 (2.51%) Tomcat
10 33 (1.93%) Confluence
11 32 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 31 (1.81%) OpenStack
13 25 (1.46%) JBoss
14 23 (1.34%) WebSphere
15 19 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.99%) CMS
16 17 (0.99%) WebLogic
17 14 (0.82%) GlassFish
17 14 (0.82%) MQSeries
18 13 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 189 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.058%) assyst
4 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 526 (30.71%) Office 365
2 504 (29.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 281 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (5.37%) IaaS
5 84 (4.90%) SaaS
6 79 (4.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 58 (3.39%) PaaS
8 41 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (2.28%) Mimecast
10 20 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.88%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.70%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.41%) G Suite
17 6 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
18 5 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 5 (0.29%) GitHub
19 4 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 575 (33.57%) Firewall
2 402 (23.47%) LAN
3 397 (23.18%) WAN
4 387 (22.59%) DNS
5 330 (19.26%) NAS
6 329 (19.21%) DHCP
7 276 (16.11%) TCP/IP
8 217 (12.67%) VPN
9 179 (10.45%) iSCSI
10 177 (10.33%) VLAN
11 149 (8.70%) VoIP
12 142 (8.29%) Fibre Channel
13 127 (7.41%) Wireless
14 123 (7.18%) Cisco ASA
15 89 (5.20%) Cisco Nexus
16 88 (5.14%) MPLS
17 70 (4.09%) Network Security
18 69 (4.03%) IPsec
19 64 (3.74%) Internet
20 61 (3.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 51 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 36 (2.10%) MySQL
6 36 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
9 26 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (1.40%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (1.23%) Big Data
13 20 (1.17%) Relational Database
14 19 (1.11%) Hadoop
15 16 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.82%) DB2
17 13 (0.76%) RDBMS
18 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 61 (3.56%) JIRA
2 39 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 31 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.23%) AutoIt
5 4 (0.23%) Subversion
5 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.12%) jMock
7 2 (0.12%) JUnit
7 2 (0.12%) Maven
7 2 (0.12%) Mockito
8 1 (0.058%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.058%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.058%) Hudson
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.058%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.058%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 258 (15.06%) Finance
2 101 (5.90%) Banking
3 79 (4.61%) Retail
4 72 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.74%) Law
6 36 (2.10%) Legal
7 32 (1.87%) Marketing
8 24 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.99%) Advertising
10 13 (0.76%) German Language
11 12 (0.70%) French Language
12 11 (0.64%) Swedish Language
13 9 (0.53%) Back Office
13 9 (0.53%) Billing
13 9 (0.53%) Military
14 7 (0.41%) Electronics
15 6 (0.35%) Automotive
15 6 (0.35%) Games
15 6 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 366 (21.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 184 (10.74%) Administrator
3 181 (10.57%) Analyst
4 162 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 141 (8.23%) Systems Administrator
6 137 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 123 (7.18%) 3rd Line Support
8 102 (5.95%) Architect
8 102 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
9 100 (5.84%) Network Engineer
10 96 (5.60%) IT Engineer
11 86 (5.02%) Infrastructure Support
12 79 (4.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 78 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
14 74 (4.32%) Infrastructure Manager
15 73 (4.26%) Consultant
15 73 (4.26%) IT Support
16 72 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 61 (3.56%) VMware Engineer
18 58 (3.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.38%) Web Services
2 37 (2.16%) LDAP
3 35 (2.04%) .NET
4 19 (1.11%) Middleware
5 15 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
6 14 (0.82%) EJB
6 14 (0.82%) EJB 3.0
6 14 (0.82%) HornetQ
6 14 (0.82%) Java EE
6 14 (0.82%) Java SE
6 14 (0.82%) JMS
6 14 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (0.82%) REST
7 13 (0.76%) SOAP
8 11 (0.64%) Flash
9 10 (0.58%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.53%) HTML
10 9 (0.53%) J2EE
10 9 (0.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 307 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 149 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (8.11%) Clustering
4 134 (7.82%) Replication
5 88 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
6 73 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 64 (3.74%) Public Cloud
8 55 (3.21%) Enterprise Storage
9 53 (3.09%) Hedge funds
10 45 (2.63%) EMC VNX
11 34 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
12 30 (1.75%) PKI
13 28 (1.63%) HP StoreVirtual
14 26 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
15 22 (1.28%) Client/Server
15 22 (1.28%) Driving Licence
15 22 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
16 21 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
16 21 (1.23%) Private Cloud
17 20 (1.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,210 (70.64%) Windows
2 839 (48.98%) Windows Server
3 490 (28.60%) Linux
4 377 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 373 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 135 (7.88%) Windows 10
7 134 (7.82%) Unix
8 114 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 105 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 99 (5.78%) Windows 7
11 54 (3.15%) CentOS
12 38 (2.22%) Solaris
12 38 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 38 (2.22%) Windows XP
13 33 (1.93%) AIX
14 24 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 24 (1.40%) Ubuntu
15 22 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
16 16 (0.93%) Mac OS
16 16 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (26.91%) ITIL
2 442 (25.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 252 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
4 248 (14.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 154 (8.99%) Migration
5 154 (8.99%) Project Management
6 120 (7.01%) Service Management
7 119 (6.95%) Service Delivery
8 116 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
9 112 (6.54%) Change Management
10 105 (6.13%) Mentoring
11 97 (5.66%) DevOps
12 96 (5.60%) High Availability
13 87 (5.08%) Presales
14 85 (4.96%) ITIL V3
15 83 (4.85%) Server Virtualisation
16 82 (4.79%) Load Balancing
17 77 (4.50%) Business Continuity
18 75 (4.38%) Problem Management
18 75 (4.38%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 382 (22.30%) SQL
2 318 (18.56%) PowerShell
3 95 (5.55%) Python
4 76 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 65 (3.79%) Perl
6 58 (3.39%) Shell Script
7 39 (2.28%) Java
8 38 (2.22%) C
9 23 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.34%) VBScript
10 21 (1.23%) PHP
11 19 (1.11%) VB
12 17 (0.99%) AWK
13 15 (0.88%) C++
14 12 (0.70%) C#
14 12 (0.70%) Ruby
15 11 (0.64%) Korn
16 6 (0.35%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.29%) JavaScript
17 5 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 276 (16.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 196 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
3 194 (11.33%) MCSE
4 151 (8.81%) Degree
5 135 (7.88%) CCNA
6 127 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 101 (5.90%) CCNP
8 85 (4.96%) MCSA
9 50 (2.92%) MCITP
9 50 (2.92%) Security Cleared
10 46 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (2.34%) MCP
12 34 (1.98%) SC Cleared
13 31 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
14 22 (1.28%) RHCE
15 19 (1.11%) DV Cleared
16 16 (0.93%) DBS Check
16 16 (0.93%) LPIC
17 14 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (7.53%) SLA
2 81 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (2.22%) GDPR
4 36 (2.10%) PCI DSS
5 29 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (1.52%) PMO
7 15 (0.88%) COBIT
7 15 (0.88%) QA
8 13 (0.76%) HIPAA
9 12 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.23%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 916 (53.47%) Active Directory
2 761 (44.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 424 (24.75%) Hyper-V
4 192 (11.21%) vSphere
5 170 (9.92%) VMware ESXi
6 166 (9.69%) XenApp
7 105 (6.13%) XenDesktop
8 103 (6.01%) Virtual Machines
9 85 (4.96%) Virtual Servers
10 52 (3.04%) NFS
11 42 (2.45%) Terminal Services
12 38 (2.22%) Docker
13 33 (1.93%) Firmware
14 32 (1.87%) VMware NSX
15 31 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
16 25 (1.46%) XenServer
17 23 (1.34%) DFS Replication
18 21 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 19 (1.11%) KVM
20 14 (0.82%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 228 (13.31%) SCCM
2 121 (7.06%) Puppet
3 117 (6.83%) SCOM
4 82 (4.79%) Backup Exec
5 78 (4.55%) Nagios
6 76 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
7 74 (4.32%) vCenter Server
8 67 (3.91%) Ansible
9 54 (3.15%) WSUS
10 53 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
11 34 (1.98%) NetBackup
12 33 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
12 33 (1.93%) Kubernetes
13 29 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
14 25 (1.46%) Terraform
15 24 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 24 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
16 23 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
17 22 (1.28%) SCVMM
17 22 (1.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,182 (69.00%) VMware
2 860 (50.20%) Microsoft
3 555 (32.40%) Cisco
4 461 (26.91%) Citrix
5 319 (18.62%) HP
6 299 (17.45%) NetApp
7 237 (13.84%) EMC
8 177 (10.33%) Veeam
9 160 (9.34%) Red Hat
10 141 (8.23%) Dell
11 121 (7.06%) SolarWinds
12 102 (5.95%) CheckPoint
13 100 (5.84%) Oracle
14 93 (5.43%) Google
15 72 (4.20%) IBM
16 54 (3.15%) Symantec
17 52 (3.04%) Juniper
18 49 (2.86%) 3PAR
19 48 (2.80%) EqualLogic
19 48 (2.80%) Veritas