Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 208 176
Rank change year-on-year -53 -32 -30
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2,125 3,040 3,879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.71% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.51% 10.76% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,733 2,632 3,370
UK median annual salary £45,575 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +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 24,974 28,254 32,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,848 22,949 26,752
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 -58 1,989 £47,250 +5.00% 244
UK excluding London -58 1,296 £41,500 +3.75% 182
London -57 777 £55,000 +4.76% 82
North of England -18 402 £40,000 +2.56% 60
South East -62 311 £45,000 +5.88% 41
North West +16 225 £39,000 +2.63% 32
Midlands -17 216 £40,000 - 28
East of England -26 183 £46,056 +8.37% 14
Yorkshire -26 166 £40,000 - 24
West Midlands -17 118 £40,000 +3.90% 16
South West -20 105 £37,500 -6.25% 20
East Midlands -13 98 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Scotland -46 45 £37,000 -7.50% 14
Wales -10 41 £36,000 -10.00% 5
North East -31 11 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Northern Ireland -8 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 1,532 (72.09%) VMware
2 1,492 (70.21%) Windows
3 1,188 (55.91%) Active Directory
4 1,027 (48.33%) Windows Server
5 1,023 (48.14%) Microsoft
6 950 (44.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 686 (32.28%) Firewall
8 655 (30.82%) Cisco
9 620 (29.18%) Linux
10 613 (28.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 592 (27.86%) Office 365
12 573 (26.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 546 (25.69%) Citrix
14 520 (24.47%) ITIL
15 515 (24.24%) MS Exchange
16 492 (23.15%) Hyper-V
17 489 (23.01%) DNS
18 480 (22.59%) SQL Server
19 457 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
20 454 (21.36%) WAN
21 449 (21.13%) NAS
22 436 (20.52%) SQL
23 428 (20.14%) LAN
24 425 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
25 410 (19.29%) HP
26 381 (17.93%) DHCP
27 380 (17.88%) PowerShell
28 368 (17.32%) Finance
29 356 (16.75%) TCP/IP
30 333 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 515 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 183 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (7.72%) SharePoint
4 142 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 130 (6.12%) IIS
6 114 (5.36%) Skype for Business
7 76 (3.58%) Apache
8 72 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 45 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 44 (2.07%) WebSphere
11 43 (2.02%) JBoss
12 40 (1.88%) Tomcat
13 37 (1.74%) WebLogic
14 35 (1.65%) OpenStack
15 34 (1.60%) Confluence
16 29 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 20 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 15 (0.71%) MQSeries
18 15 (0.71%) nginx
19 14 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 224 (10.54%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.094%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.047%) InDesign
6 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.047%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.42%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.047%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 592 (27.86%) Office 365
2 573 (26.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 322 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
4 109 (5.13%) IaaS
5 90 (4.24%) SaaS
6 55 (2.59%) PaaS
7 49 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 49 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 47 (2.21%) Mimecast
9 42 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 28 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.66%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.56%) G Suite
13 12 (0.56%) GitHub
14 11 (0.52%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.42%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 686 (32.28%) Firewall
2 489 (23.01%) DNS
3 454 (21.36%) WAN
4 449 (21.13%) NAS
5 428 (20.14%) LAN
6 381 (17.93%) DHCP
7 356 (16.75%) TCP/IP
8 231 (10.87%) VPN
9 154 (7.25%) Fibre Channel
10 145 (6.82%) iSCSI
11 123 (5.79%) VLAN
12 121 (5.69%) Network Security
13 113 (5.32%) Wireless
14 110 (5.18%) Cisco ASA
15 107 (5.04%) Remote Desktop
16 99 (4.66%) VoIP
17 85 (4.00%) WLAN
18 75 (3.53%) Internet
19 69 (3.25%) IPsec
20 68 (3.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 480 (22.59%) SQL Server
2 114 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (4.66%) MySQL
4 68 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (3.06%) Oracle Database
6 64 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
7 55 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 53 (2.49%) Relational Database
9 40 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
10 36 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 36 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 35 (1.65%) Big Data
12 32 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
13 30 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (0.99%) NoSQL
15 21 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (0.80%) Hadoop
17 13 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
18 12 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (2.68%) JIRA
2 33 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 31 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.61%) Subversion
5 10 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.28%) AutoIt
6 6 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.19%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.14%) GitLab
8 3 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.14%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.094%) Ant
9 2 (0.094%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.094%) Gatling
9 2 (0.094%) Maven
9 2 (0.094%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.094%) Selenium
General
1 368 (17.32%) Finance
2 118 (5.55%) Retail
3 99 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 63 (2.96%) Banking
5 57 (2.68%) Law
5 57 (2.68%) Marketing
6 48 (2.26%) Legal
7 31 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.32%) Advertising
9 19 (0.89%) Back Office
10 16 (0.75%) French Language
10 16 (0.75%) German Language
11 15 (0.71%) Billing
12 12 (0.56%) Games
13 10 (0.47%) Electronics
13 10 (0.47%) Swedish Language
14 8 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.38%) Publishing
15 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 485 (22.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 231 (10.87%) Support Engineer
3 205 (9.65%) Analyst
4 192 (9.04%) Administrator
5 167 (7.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 157 (7.39%) Consultant
7 150 (7.06%) IT Engineer
8 146 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
9 137 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
10 129 (6.07%) Systems Engineer
11 127 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
12 110 (5.18%) IT Support
12 110 (5.18%) VMware Engineer
13 106 (4.99%) Windows Engineer
14 105 (4.94%) Architect
15 95 (4.47%) Network Engineer
16 90 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 86 (4.05%) DBA
17 86 (4.05%) IT Manager
18 85 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.86%) Web Services
2 51 (2.40%) .NET
3 50 (2.35%) LDAP
4 37 (1.74%) Flash
5 27 (1.27%) LAMP
6 24 (1.13%) Middleware
7 16 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (0.66%) XML
10 13 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (0.61%) EJB
10 13 (0.61%) EJB 3.0
10 13 (0.61%) HornetQ
10 13 (0.61%) J2EE
10 13 (0.61%) Java EE
10 13 (0.61%) Java SE
10 13 (0.61%) JMS
11 12 (0.56%) JSON
12 10 (0.47%) REST
12 10 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 330 (15.53%) Data Centre
2 170 (8.00%) Clustering
3 166 (7.81%) Replication
4 149 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
5 120 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
6 90 (4.24%) Management Information System
7 74 (3.48%) Public Cloud
8 72 (3.39%) Computer Science
9 58 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
10 55 (2.59%) EMC VNX
11 45 (2.12%) Private Cloud
12 43 (2.02%) Driving Licence
13 37 (1.74%) EMC VMAX
14 35 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
15 33 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
16 32 (1.51%) HP StoreVirtual
17 30 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
18 28 (1.32%) Fat Client
18 28 (1.32%) Thin Client
19 25 (1.18%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,492 (70.21%) Windows
2 1,027 (48.33%) Windows Server
3 620 (29.18%) Linux
4 457 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 425 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 174 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 167 (7.86%) Unix
8 166 (7.81%) Windows 10
9 126 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 121 (5.69%) Windows 7
11 60 (2.82%) CentOS
12 50 (2.35%) Windows 8
13 48 (2.26%) Solaris
14 47 (2.21%) Windows XP
15 33 (1.55%) AIX
16 31 (1.46%) Ubuntu
17 28 (1.32%) Debian
17 28 (1.32%) Mac OS X
18 27 (1.27%) HPUX
19 19 (0.89%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (28.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 520 (24.47%) ITIL
3 292 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
4 275 (12.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 232 (10.92%) Migration
6 208 (9.79%) Project Management
7 134 (6.31%) High Availability
8 122 (5.74%) Service Delivery
9 114 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (5.27%) Capacity Planning
11 109 (5.13%) Service Management
12 105 (4.94%) Business Continuity
12 105 (4.94%) Change Management
12 105 (4.94%) Presales
13 103 (4.85%) DevOps
14 101 (4.75%) Storage Management
15 99 (4.66%) Change Control
16 91 (4.28%) PRINCE2
17 90 (4.24%) Patch Management
18 88 (4.14%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 436 (20.52%) SQL
2 380 (17.88%) PowerShell
3 108 (5.08%) Bash Shell
4 104 (4.89%) Python
5 79 (3.72%) Perl
6 72 (3.39%) Java
7 65 (3.06%) Shell Script
8 36 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 31 (1.46%) VBScript
10 24 (1.13%) Ruby
11 21 (0.99%) C
11 21 (0.99%) PHP
12 18 (0.85%) VB
13 15 (0.71%) AWK
14 13 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.56%) C#
16 9 (0.42%) C++
16 9 (0.42%) Korn
17 6 (0.28%) JavaScript
18 5 (0.24%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 333 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 258 (12.14%) MCSE
3 220 (10.35%) Cisco Certification
4 185 (8.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 171 (8.05%) Degree
6 162 (7.62%) CCNA
7 130 (6.12%) MCSA
8 115 (5.41%) CCNP
9 75 (3.53%) MCITP
10 63 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
11 46 (2.16%) MCP
12 35 (1.65%) Security Cleared
13 34 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
14 27 (1.27%) SC Cleared
15 26 (1.22%) CCDP
16 25 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
17 21 (0.99%) CCA
18 20 (0.94%) RHCE
19 19 (0.89%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (6.92%) SLA
2 91 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 31 (1.46%) COBIT
4 31 (1.46%) GDPR
5 25 (1.18%) PMO
6 17 (0.80%) QA
7 13 (0.61%) ISO 14001
8 9 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.28%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.094%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,188 (55.91%) Active Directory
2 950 (44.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 492 (23.15%) Hyper-V
4 302 (14.21%) vSphere
5 249 (11.72%) VMware ESXi
6 176 (8.28%) XenApp
7 115 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
8 97 (4.56%) XenDesktop
9 95 (4.47%) Virtual Servers
10 80 (3.76%) Terminal Services
11 63 (2.96%) Firmware
12 35 (1.65%) NFS
13 34 (1.60%) VMware NSX
14 32 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
15 29 (1.36%) Docker
16 28 (1.32%) XenServer
17 21 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
18 20 (0.94%) Terminal Server
19 19 (0.89%) DFS Replication
20 16 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 273 (12.85%) SCCM
2 158 (7.44%) Puppet
3 108 (5.08%) SCOM
4 96 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (4.00%) vCenter Server
6 77 (3.62%) Ansible
7 71 (3.34%) Backup Exec
8 57 (2.68%) WSUS
9 56 (2.64%) Nagios
10 55 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
10 55 (2.59%) NetBackup
11 44 (2.07%) Terraform
12 39 (1.84%) vRealize
13 33 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
14 31 (1.46%) SCVMM
15 29 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
16 27 (1.27%) vMotion
17 25 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
18 24 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
18 24 (1.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1,532 (72.09%) VMware
2 1,023 (48.14%) Microsoft
3 655 (30.82%) Cisco
4 546 (25.69%) Citrix
5 410 (19.29%) HP
6 289 (13.60%) NetApp
7 283 (13.32%) EMC
8 228 (10.73%) Red Hat
9 200 (9.41%) Veeam
10 168 (7.91%) Dell
11 158 (7.44%) Oracle
12 113 (5.32%) IBM
13 109 (5.13%) SolarWinds
14 92 (4.33%) Brocade
15 86 (4.05%) CommVault
16 85 (4.00%) CheckPoint
17 83 (3.91%) Symantec
18 82 (3.86%) Google
19 81 (3.81%) 3PAR
20 71 (3.34%) Juniper