Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VSAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VSAN over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN)
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 737 904 1019
Rank change year-on-year +167 +115 +56
Permanent jobs citing VSAN 112 101 93
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.089% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.59% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 79 92 69
10th Percentile £42,400 £36,325 £32,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £40,938 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,000 £55,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.64% -15.38% +4.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £80,500 £84,750 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -24.00% +39.66%

VSAN 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 10,695 17,131 22,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.09% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,145 13,689 17,689
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

VSAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VSAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VSAN in the UK

VSAN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VSAN.

Salary trend for VSAN in the UK

VSAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VSAN over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for VSAN in the UK

VSAN
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSAN within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 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 +148 98 £57,000 +6.54% 27
UK excluding London +122 74 £55,000 +15.79% 22
Work from Home -91 44 £57,000 -8.80% 6
London +119 30 £80,000 +23.08% 7
North of England +57 30 £56,000 +13.17% 3
North West +53 30 £56,000 +12.58% 2
South East +102 28 £67,500 +12.50% 11
Midlands +26 6 £44,000 +3.53% 2
East Midlands +20 6 £44,000 +3.53% 1
Scotland +11 6 £50,000 -25.93% 1
South West +5 3 - - 4
Wales +31 1 £36,000 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing VSAN 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 VSAN.

1 111 (99.11%) VMware
2 76 (67.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (66.96%) vSphere
4 69 (61.61%) VMware NSX
5 60 (53.57%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (40.18%) Windows
7 40 (35.71%) EMC
8 38 (33.93%) Firewall
8 38 (33.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 38 (33.93%) vCenter Server
8 38 (33.93%) vRealize
9 35 (31.25%) Migration
10 33 (29.46%) ITIL
11 32 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 32 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
13 28 (25.00%) NetApp
13 28 (25.00%) SAN
14 27 (24.11%) vCloud
14 27 (24.11%) Azure
14 27 (24.11%) Windows 10
15 26 (23.21%) Data Centre
15 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2016
16 25 (22.32%) Dell
16 25 (22.32%) Linux
17 24 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
17 24 (21.43%) Presales
18 23 (20.54%) Veeam
18 23 (20.54%) HP
19 22 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineering

VSAN
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 8 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.79%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.11%) Azure
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (8.93%) AWS
4 7 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.46%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.57%) IaaS
6 4 (3.57%) PaaS
7 3 (2.68%) SaaS
8 2 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.79%) GCP
8 2 (1.79%) Kong
9 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (33.93%) Firewall
2 28 (25.00%) SAN
3 19 (16.96%) DNS
4 17 (15.18%) DHCP
5 14 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.25%) WAN
7 5 (4.46%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (3.57%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.57%) SD-WAN
9 3 (2.68%) LAN
9 3 (2.68%) Multicast
9 3 (2.68%) Skype
10 2 (1.79%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.79%) HTTP
10 2 (1.79%) Internet
10 2 (1.79%) VoIP
10 2 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.89%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.89%) SNMP
11 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
1 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.79%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 9 (8.04%) Banking
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Military
3 2 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.89%) Law
4 1 (0.89%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 32 (28.57%) Consultant
2 26 (23.21%) Architect
3 25 (22.32%) VMware Consultant
4 19 (16.96%) VMware Engineer
5 18 (16.07%) VMware Architect
6 17 (15.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 16 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (11.61%) IT Engineer
9 12 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (10.71%) Support Engineer
9 12 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (9.82%) Senior Consultant
11 10 (8.93%) Senior Architect
11 10 (8.93%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (8.93%) Senior VMware Architect
11 10 (8.93%) Storage Consultant
11 10 (8.93%) Storage Engineer
12 9 (8.04%) Backup Engineer
12 9 (8.04%) Storage and Backup Engineer
13 8 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.79%) Kafka
2 1 (0.89%) Flash
2 1 (0.89%) JSON
2 1 (0.89%) SAML
2 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.21%) Data Centre
2 24 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.04%) Client/Server
3 9 (8.04%) EMC VNXe
3 9 (8.04%) FlexPod
3 9 (8.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 5 (4.46%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.89%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (40.18%) Windows
2 32 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (24.11%) Windows 10
4 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (22.32%) Linux
6 17 (15.18%) Windows Server
7 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (8.04%) Windows 7
10 6 (5.36%) Unix
11 3 (2.68%) VMS
12 2 (1.79%) CentOS
12 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) Migration
2 33 (29.46%) ITIL
3 24 (21.43%) Presales
4 22 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (17.86%) ITIL V3
6 19 (16.96%) Service Management
7 18 (16.07%) IT Strategy
8 14 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (9.82%) Business Development
10 10 (8.93%) Server Virtualisation
10 10 (8.93%) Technical Leadership
11 9 (8.04%) Change Control
11 9 (8.04%) Proactive Monitoring
12 6 (5.36%) Converged Infrastructure
12 6 (5.36%) Identity Management
12 6 (5.36%) Network Virtualisation
12 6 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (4.46%) Storage Management
14 4 (3.57%) Product Strategy
14 4 (3.57%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.04%) SQL
3 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.79%) Python
4 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (33.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 19 (16.96%) MCSA
4 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (11.61%) MCSE
6 11 (9.82%) Degree
6 11 (9.82%) VCP6
7 7 (6.25%) CCNA
7 7 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.25%) MCP
8 4 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.79%) VCAP
10 1 (0.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) PMO
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (67.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (66.96%) vSphere
3 69 (61.61%) VMware NSX
4 60 (53.57%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
6 27 (24.11%) vCloud
7 14 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (4.46%) XenDesktop
10 4 (3.57%) NFS
11 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
11 3 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.79%) Docker
13 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (33.93%) vCenter Server
1 38 (33.93%) vRealize
2 10 (8.93%) SCCM
3 9 (8.04%) SCOM
4 7 (6.25%) Ansible
5 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (5.36%) SCOrch
5 6 (5.36%) Terraform
6 4 (3.57%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.79%) Packer
7 2 (1.79%) Puppet
8 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.89%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.89%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 111 (99.11%) VMware
2 40 (35.71%) EMC
3 32 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 28 (25.00%) NetApp
5 25 (22.32%) Dell
6 23 (20.54%) HP
6 23 (20.54%) Veeam
7 20 (17.86%) Cisco
8 15 (13.39%) Fortinet
9 9 (8.04%) Isilon
10 8 (7.14%) Citrix
11 7 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
12 6 (5.36%) CommVault
13 4 (3.57%) IBM
14 3 (2.68%) F5
14 3 (2.68%) Zerto
15 2 (1.79%) 3PAR
15 2 (1.79%) ArcSight
15 2 (1.79%) Palo Alto
15 2 (1.79%) Splunk