Period
to 23 October 2020

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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 273 292 280
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12 -65
Permanent jobs citing SAN 570 1,537 2,007
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.12% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.59% 7.23% 8.19%
Number of salaries quoted 528 1,338 1,701
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +3.75%

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 7,506 21,255 24,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.28% 15.55% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,989 16,344 19,372
Median annual salary £50,001 £45,775 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.23% -3.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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 +34 543 £47,500 +5.56% 114
UK excluding London +32 377 £42,500 +1.19% 84
London +46 179 £67,500 +20.54% 34
South East +68 113 £42,500 -5.56% 16
North of England +63 112 £41,000 +2.50% 23
Midlands +44 96 £37,500 -6.25% 25
North West +75 74 £43,750 +9.38% 15
West Midlands +77 71 £34,500 -13.75% 16
Work from Home +11 56 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire +45 30 £27,500 -26.67% 7
East Midlands +25 25 £40,000 -3.03% 9
South West +56 23 £47,500 +15.85% 9
East of England +83 16 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Wales +23 8 £37,750 +0.67% 1
North East +15 8 £41,000 - 1
Scotland +81 7 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Northern Ireland +12 4 £52,500 +64.06%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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.

1 384 (67.37%) Windows
2 374 (65.61%) VMware
3 335 (58.77%) Microsoft
4 306 (53.68%) Active Directory
5 245 (42.98%) Windows Server
6 243 (42.63%) Azure
7 218 (38.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 215 (37.72%) Office 365
9 195 (34.21%) Cisco
10 179 (31.40%) DNS
11 176 (30.88%) Firewall
12 175 (30.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 169 (29.65%) DHCP
14 163 (28.60%) PowerShell
15 152 (26.67%) Data Centre
16 151 (26.49%) ITIL
17 146 (25.61%) Citrix
18 140 (24.56%) WAN
19 137 (24.04%) LAN
20 134 (23.51%) Hyper-V
21 125 (21.93%) Linux
22 116 (20.35%) Microsoft Certification
23 113 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
24 110 (19.30%) TCP/IP
25 105 (18.42%) AWS
26 92 (16.14%) EMC
27 89 (15.61%) Dell
28 87 (15.26%) HP
28 87 (15.26%) Windows Server 2016
29 80 (14.04%) Fibre Channel

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 64 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 30 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.51%) IIS
3 20 (3.51%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.88%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.70%) Apache
6 4 (0.70%) CloudStack
6 4 (0.70%) Confluence
6 4 (0.70%) SAS
7 3 (0.53%) nginx
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Workfront
2 1 (0.18%) BASE24
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 243 (42.63%) Azure
2 215 (37.72%) Office 365
3 105 (18.42%) AWS
4 38 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (4.91%) IaaS
6 27 (4.74%) SaaS
7 22 (3.86%) PaaS
8 13 (2.28%) Amazon ECS
9 12 (2.11%) Mimecast
10 11 (1.93%) GCP
11 6 (1.05%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.05%) G Suite
12 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.53%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon EKS
14 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 179 (31.40%) DNS
2 176 (30.88%) Firewall
3 169 (29.65%) DHCP
4 140 (24.56%) WAN
5 137 (24.04%) LAN
6 110 (19.30%) TCP/IP
7 80 (14.04%) Fibre Channel
8 70 (12.28%) NAS
9 69 (12.11%) iSCSI
10 57 (10.00%) VPN
11 41 (7.19%) VoIP
12 33 (5.79%) VLAN
13 32 (5.61%) NetScaler
14 28 (4.91%) Wireless
15 25 (4.39%) Internet
16 22 (3.86%) Network Security
17 20 (3.51%) VSAN
18 19 (3.33%) MPLS
18 19 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
19 17 (2.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (2.28%) MySQL
4 12 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.93%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.35%) Redis
11 2 (0.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (2.98%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.40%) JIRA
4 5 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.53%) GitLab
5 3 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.53%) Subversion
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (10.88%) Finance
2 16 (2.81%) Banking
3 9 (1.58%) Military
4 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.23%) Public Sector
6 5 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.70%) Front Office
7 4 (0.70%) Police
8 3 (0.53%) Back Office
8 3 (0.53%) French Language
8 3 (0.53%) Law
8 3 (0.53%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 157 (27.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (9.65%) Analyst
3 47 (8.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 43 (7.54%) IT Engineer
6 40 (7.02%) Consultant
7 39 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
8 37 (6.49%) Network Engineer
9 34 (5.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 34 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
10 31 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support
10 31 (5.44%) Administrator
11 29 (5.09%) Cloud Engineer
12 28 (4.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 27 (4.74%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 26 (4.56%) Server Engineer
14 26 (4.56%) Systems Administrator
15 23 (4.04%) Infrastructure Manager
15 23 (4.04%) IT Manager
16 22 (3.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.46%) LDAP
2 11 (1.93%) Web Services
3 9 (1.58%) XMPP
4 7 (1.23%) Flash
5 6 (1.05%) WSH
6 5 (0.88%) LAMP
7 3 (0.53%) COM
7 3 (0.53%) POSIX
7 3 (0.53%) YAML
8 2 (0.35%) .NET
8 2 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.35%) JSON
8 2 (0.35%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.35%) XML
9 1 (0.18%) ADSI
9 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.18%) Kafka
9 1 (0.18%) Middleware
9 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.18%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.42%) Self-Motivation
3 47 (8.25%) Replication
4 34 (5.96%) Management Information System
5 32 (5.61%) Clustering
6 24 (4.21%) Client/Server
7 20 (3.51%) Public Cloud
8 19 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (2.98%) Driving Licence
10 16 (2.81%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.75%) User Experience
12 7 (1.23%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.23%) PKI
12 7 (1.23%) Thin Client
13 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.05%) Life Science
13 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.35%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 384 (67.37%) Windows
2 245 (42.98%) Windows Server
3 125 (21.93%) Linux
4 113 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (15.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 77 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (9.12%) Windows 10
8 37 (6.49%) Windows 7
9 36 (6.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 27 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.68%) Unix
12 16 (2.81%) Windows 8
13 14 (2.46%) Solaris
14 10 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (1.40%) AIX
16 8 (1.40%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (1.23%) CentOS
17 7 (1.23%) Mac OS X
18 6 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (30.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 151 (26.49%) ITIL
3 64 (11.23%) Change Management
4 61 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
5 58 (10.18%) Migration
6 52 (9.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 49 (8.60%) Project Management
8 48 (8.42%) DevOps
9 42 (7.37%) Business Continuity
10 33 (5.79%) Service Delivery
11 30 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (5.09%) High Availability
12 29 (5.09%) Information Security
12 29 (5.09%) ITSM
13 27 (4.74%) Presales
14 25 (4.39%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (4.21%) Problem Management
16 23 (4.04%) Patch Management
16 23 (4.04%) Project Delivery
17 21 (3.68%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 163 (28.60%) PowerShell
2 72 (12.63%) SQL
3 39 (6.84%) Python
4 25 (4.39%) Shell Script
5 23 (4.04%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.75%) VBScript
7 6 (1.05%) VB
8 4 (0.70%) C++
8 4 (0.70%) Perl
9 3 (0.53%) C#
9 3 (0.53%) Go
9 3 (0.53%) Java
10 2 (0.35%) Korn
11 1 (0.18%) C
11 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (20.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (11.58%) MCSA
3 63 (11.05%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (10.35%) MCSE
5 53 (9.30%) CCNA
6 51 (8.95%) Degree
7 43 (7.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (5.79%) Server+ Certification
9 30 (5.26%) Security Cleared
10 20 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 16 (2.81%) MCITP
12 12 (2.11%) CCSA
13 11 (1.93%) CCNP
13 11 (1.93%) MCP
14 10 (1.75%) DV Cleared
15 9 (1.58%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (1.23%) CCA
16 7 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.19%) SLA
2 22 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.93%) GDPR
5 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.35%) NCSC
System Software
1 306 (53.68%) Active Directory
2 218 (38.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (23.51%) Hyper-V
4 80 (14.04%) vSphere
5 35 (6.14%) XenApp
6 33 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (4.39%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (2.63%) VMware NSX
10 14 (2.46%) XenDesktop
11 13 (2.28%) vCloud
12 11 (1.93%) Docker
13 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (1.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (1.23%) NFS
15 6 (1.05%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.88%) KVM
17 3 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.53%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 78 (13.68%) SCCM
2 45 (7.89%) Ansible
3 36 (6.32%) vCenter Server
4 31 (5.44%) NetBackup
5 26 (4.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (3.86%) WSUS
7 20 (3.51%) Terraform
7 20 (3.51%) vRealize
8 18 (3.16%) Puppet
9 17 (2.98%) SCOM
10 15 (2.63%) Backup Exec
11 14 (2.46%) PowerCLI
12 13 (2.28%) Grafana
13 9 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (1.40%) FortiGate
14 8 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (1.23%) Kubernetes
15 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 374 (65.61%) VMware
2 335 (58.77%) Microsoft
3 195 (34.21%) Cisco
4 146 (25.61%) Citrix
5 92 (16.14%) EMC
6 89 (15.61%) Dell
7 87 (15.26%) HP
8 73 (12.81%) NetApp
9 61 (10.70%) Veeam
10 51 (8.95%) CheckPoint
11 48 (8.42%) Brocade
12 38 (6.67%) Red Hat
13 33 (5.79%) SolarWinds
14 32 (5.61%) Meraki
15 31 (5.44%) Isilon
16 29 (5.09%) IBM
17 27 (4.74%) Fortinet
18 26 (4.56%) F5
19 25 (4.39%) Hitachi
20 20 (3.51%) Oracle