Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 292 303
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11 -57
Permanent jobs citing SAN 648 1,362 1,720
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.09% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.21% 7.27% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 629 1,169 1,490
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,250 £71,250
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 8,990 18,741 22,658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.21% 15.06% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,167 14,961 17,995
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 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 +3 600 £46,500 -2.11% 117
UK excluding London +7 424 £42,500 - 100
London +20 200 £60,000 +7.14% 24
North of England +30 120 £42,500 +6.25% 36
South East +29 115 £48,500 +7.78% 26
Work from Home -16 110 £46,000 -13.21% 18
Midlands +22 109 £40,000 -11.11% 19
North West +54 70 £42,500 +6.25% 26
West Midlands +22 56 £40,000 -11.11% 10
East Midlands +38 49 £37,500 -21.05% 9
South West +60 41 £39,000 -8.24% 10
Yorkshire -26 41 £42,500 +1.19% 9
Wales +43 18 £38,750 +0.32% 4
East of England +79 12 £55,000 +39.24% 3
Scotland +9 12 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North East +26 9 £60,000 +39.29% 1
Northern Ireland -2 1 £55,000 +71.88%

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 477 (73.61%) VMware
2 430 (66.36%) Windows
3 381 (58.80%) Active Directory
4 370 (57.10%) Microsoft
5 326 (50.31%) Azure
6 325 (50.15%) Windows Server
7 311 (47.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 241 (37.19%) Firewall
9 238 (36.73%) Office 365
10 228 (35.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 220 (33.95%) Cisco
12 206 (31.79%) PowerShell
13 204 (31.48%) Hyper-V
14 202 (31.17%) DNS
15 156 (24.07%) DHCP
16 149 (22.99%) Citrix
17 143 (22.07%) Linux
18 141 (21.76%) Dell
19 140 (21.60%) Data Centre
20 136 (20.99%) ITIL
21 131 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
22 125 (19.29%) WAN
23 118 (18.21%) LAN
23 118 (18.21%) Veeam
24 115 (17.75%) NAS
24 115 (17.75%) AWS
25 114 (17.59%) vSphere
26 110 (16.98%) SCCM
27 107 (16.51%) SQL
28 104 (16.05%) Windows Server 2016

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 72 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 57 (8.80%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.24%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (2.16%) IIS
6 7 (1.08%) Apache
6 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.93%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.62%) Confluence
8 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.62%) SAS
8 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.46%) nginx
9 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 44 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.39%) Workfront
2 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) BASE24
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 326 (50.31%) Azure
2 238 (36.73%) Office 365
3 115 (17.75%) AWS
4 67 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (8.33%) IaaS
6 46 (7.10%) PaaS
7 41 (6.33%) SaaS
8 15 (2.31%) G Suite
9 12 (1.85%) OpenShift
10 11 (1.70%) Mimecast
11 10 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.08%) GCP
13 7 (1.08%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.62%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.31%) GitHub
15 2 (0.31%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
16 1 (0.15%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 241 (37.19%) Firewall
2 202 (31.17%) DNS
3 156 (24.07%) DHCP
4 125 (19.29%) WAN
5 118 (18.21%) LAN
6 115 (17.75%) NAS
7 78 (12.04%) TCP/IP
8 73 (11.27%) VPN
9 60 (9.26%) VoIP
10 45 (6.94%) VLAN
11 36 (5.56%) VSAN
12 35 (5.40%) Wireless
13 34 (5.25%) iSCSI
14 31 (4.78%) Fibre Channel
15 30 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (4.48%) NetScaler
17 25 (3.86%) Internet
18 24 (3.70%) Network Security
18 24 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
19 23 (3.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.85%) MySQL
4 11 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.93%) Big Data
7 6 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.77%) Impala
8 5 (0.77%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.46%) HBase
10 3 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 19 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.23%) JIRA
4 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.46%) GitLab
5 3 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.31%) AutoIt
6 2 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 68 (10.49%) Finance
2 22 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.16%) Banking
4 13 (2.01%) Automotive
4 13 (2.01%) Public Sector
5 10 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.39%) Law
6 9 (1.39%) Legal
7 8 (1.23%) Retail
8 6 (0.93%) Front Office
8 6 (0.93%) Military
9 4 (0.62%) Billing
9 4 (0.62%) Electronics
9 4 (0.62%) Police
10 3 (0.46%) Advertising
10 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
11 2 (0.31%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 198 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (8.33%) Analyst
3 53 (8.18%) Support Engineer
4 52 (8.02%) IT Engineer
4 52 (8.02%) Systems Engineer
5 47 (7.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 44 (6.79%) Azure Engineer
6 44 (6.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 41 (6.33%) Administrator
8 41 (6.33%) Consultant
9 37 (5.71%) Server Engineer
10 36 (5.56%) Architect
10 36 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
11 32 (4.94%) Network Engineer
12 31 (4.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (4.48%) VMware Engineer
14 28 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 26 (4.01%) Technical Leader
16 25 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.86%) LDAP
2 14 (2.16%) Web Services
3 11 (1.70%) XMPP
4 8 (1.23%) COM
5 7 (1.08%) Kafka
6 6 (0.93%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.93%) WSH
7 4 (0.62%) Flash
7 4 (0.62%) JSON
7 4 (0.62%) LAMP
7 4 (0.62%) Velocity
7 4 (0.62%) WAMP
8 3 (0.46%) POSIX
8 3 (0.46%) YAML
9 2 (0.31%) .NET
9 2 (0.31%) Loki
9 2 (0.31%) XML
10 1 (0.15%) Middleware
10 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 140 (21.60%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.02%) Management Information System
2 39 (6.02%) Public Cloud
2 39 (6.02%) Replication
3 30 (4.63%) Client/Server
4 27 (4.17%) Clustering
5 26 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.40%) Driving Licence
8 18 (2.78%) Life Science
9 13 (2.01%) Renewable Energy
9 13 (2.01%) User Experience
10 11 (1.70%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.70%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.54%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.54%) Thin Client
12 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.93%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 430 (66.36%) Windows
2 325 (50.15%) Windows Server
3 143 (22.07%) Linux
4 131 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (16.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 68 (10.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 62 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (7.87%) Windows 10
9 35 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (4.32%) Unix
11 21 (3.24%) CentOS
12 19 (2.93%) Windows 7
13 18 (2.78%) Ubuntu
14 16 (2.47%) Solaris
15 14 (2.16%) AIX
16 11 (1.70%) Windows 8
17 8 (1.23%) Android
17 8 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
17 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X
17 8 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (35.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 136 (20.99%) ITIL
3 71 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (10.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (7.72%) DevOps
6 49 (7.56%) Migration
7 47 (7.25%) Change Management
8 41 (6.33%) Project Management
9 40 (6.17%) Configuration Management
9 40 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 38 (5.86%) High Availability
11 37 (5.71%) Server Management
11 37 (5.71%) Service Management
12 34 (5.25%) Business Continuity
13 33 (5.09%) Service Delivery
14 32 (4.94%) ITSM
15 29 (4.48%) Virtual Environments
16 25 (3.86%) Change Control
16 25 (3.86%) Patch Management
17 24 (3.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (31.79%) PowerShell
2 107 (16.51%) SQL
3 27 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 24 (3.70%) Python
5 19 (2.93%) Bash Shell
6 14 (2.16%) VB
7 13 (2.01%) Perl
8 12 (1.85%) VBScript
9 8 (1.23%) C
10 4 (0.62%) AWK
10 4 (0.62%) C#
10 4 (0.62%) C++
11 3 (0.46%) Java
11 3 (0.46%) Korn
11 3 (0.46%) sed
12 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.31%) Tcl
13 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (14.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (9.10%) MCSE
4 54 (8.33%) CCNA
5 53 (8.18%) MCSA
6 52 (8.02%) Security Cleared
7 46 (7.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 39 (6.02%) SC Cleared
9 37 (5.71%) Degree
10 29 (4.48%) CCNP
11 18 (2.78%) MCP
12 17 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (2.31%) DV Cleared
14 15 (2.31%) MCITP
15 12 (1.85%) CCSA
16 9 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
16 9 (1.39%) DBS Check
17 7 (1.08%) CISM
17 7 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.87%) SLA
2 27 (4.17%) GDPR
3 19 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (0.93%) NIST
7 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 381 (58.80%) Active Directory
2 311 (47.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (31.48%) Hyper-V
4 114 (17.59%) vSphere
5 52 (8.02%) XenApp
6 46 (7.10%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (6.33%) XenDesktop
8 39 (6.02%) Virtual Servers
9 28 (4.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 26 (4.01%) VMware NSX
11 24 (3.70%) vCloud
12 17 (2.62%) NFS
12 17 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (1.39%) DFS Replication
14 8 (1.23%) KVM
14 8 (1.23%) Shibboleth
14 8 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (1.08%) Docker
16 5 (0.77%) Samba
16 5 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 110 (16.98%) SCCM
2 57 (8.80%) vCenter Server
3 48 (7.41%) vRealize
4 47 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 46 (7.10%) Ansible
6 35 (5.40%) SCOM
7 28 (4.32%) Puppet
8 27 (4.17%) NetBackup
9 25 (3.86%) SCVMM
10 23 (3.55%) WSUS
11 20 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
12 19 (2.93%) Backup Exec
13 18 (2.78%) Kubernetes
14 17 (2.62%) Nagios
15 14 (2.16%) FortiGate
16 11 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (1.54%) HAProxy
17 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 9 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
18 9 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 477 (73.61%) VMware
2 370 (57.10%) Microsoft
3 220 (33.95%) Cisco
4 149 (22.99%) Citrix
5 141 (21.76%) Dell
6 118 (18.21%) Veeam
7 103 (15.90%) EMC
8 100 (15.43%) HP
9 90 (13.89%) NetApp
10 59 (9.10%) Red Hat
11 54 (8.33%) SolarWinds
12 45 (6.94%) IBM
13 39 (6.02%) CheckPoint
13 39 (6.02%) SonicWALL
14 38 (5.86%) Fortinet
15 33 (5.09%) Oracle
16 30 (4.63%) Avaya
16 30 (4.63%) F5
17 28 (4.32%) ServiceNow
17 28 (4.32%) Sophos