Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 648 910 1021
Rank change year-on-year +262 +111 +96
Permanent jobs citing VSAN 115 114 109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.091% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 118 113 86
Median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% -15.38% -
10th Percentile £47,000 £36,250 £33,125
90th Percentile £80,500 £84,500 £94,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -34.62% +46.07%

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 9,008 18,871 22,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.17% 15.05% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,176 15,065 17,844
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £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%

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 20 January 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 20 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 +247 97 £65,000 +23.81% 21
UK excluding London +210 72 £55,000 +29.41% 15
Work from Home -37 38 £57,000 -12.31% 2
London +219 37 £77,000 +14.07% 7
South East +159 28 £65,000 - 6
North West +104 24 £55,000 +11.15% 2
North of England +92 24 £55,000 +39.24% 2
Wales +51 7 £39,250 -1.88%
Midlands +82 6 £44,000 +3.53% 3
East Midlands +64 6 £44,000 +3.53% 2
Scotland +41 6 £55,000 -15.38% 1
South West +68 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 114 (99.13%) VMware
2 79 (68.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (66.96%) vSphere
4 67 (58.26%) VMware NSX
5 57 (49.57%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (48.70%) EMC
7 51 (44.35%) Firewall
7 51 (44.35%) vCenter Server
8 48 (41.74%) vRealize
9 44 (38.26%) Migration
9 44 (38.26%) Windows
10 41 (35.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (34.78%) Dell
12 36 (31.30%) SAN
12 36 (31.30%) Data Centre
13 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2016
14 32 (27.83%) Active Directory
15 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
15 31 (26.96%) vCloud
16 30 (26.09%) Windows 10
17 29 (25.22%) ITIL
18 28 (24.35%) ITIL V3
19 27 (23.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 26 (22.61%) Linux
20 26 (22.61%) DHCP
20 26 (22.61%) DNS
20 26 (22.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 25 (21.74%) NetApp
21 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2019
21 25 (21.74%) IT Strategy

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 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 11 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.22%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.65%) Azure
2 9 (7.83%) Office 365
3 6 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.48%) AWS
5 3 (2.61%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.61%) IaaS
5 3 (2.61%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (44.35%) Firewall
2 36 (31.30%) SAN
3 26 (22.61%) DHCP
3 26 (22.61%) DNS
4 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.09%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.61%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.61%) Multicast
6 3 (2.61%) Skype
6 3 (2.61%) SNMP
7 2 (1.74%) WAN
8 1 (0.87%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (6.96%) Banking
1 8 (6.96%) Finance
2 3 (2.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (36.52%) Consultant
2 30 (26.09%) VMware Consultant
3 27 (23.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (21.74%) Architect
5 21 (18.26%) VMware Architect
6 14 (12.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (12.17%) Technical Consultant
7 13 (11.30%) IT Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) Senior Architect
7 13 (11.30%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (10.43%) Storage Consultant
8 12 (10.43%) VMware Engineer
9 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 11 (9.57%) Senior VMware Architect
9 11 (9.57%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (7.83%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (7.83%) Storage Engineer
11 8 (6.96%) Backup Engineer
11 8 (6.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.61%) SAML
2 1 (0.87%) Flash
2 1 (0.87%) JSON
2 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.30%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.78%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (6.96%) Client/Server
3 8 (6.96%) EMC VNXe
3 8 (6.96%) FlexPod
3 8 (6.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.22%) Clustering
6 5 (4.35%) Replication
7 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.87%) PKI
8 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (38.26%) Windows
2 41 (35.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2016
4 30 (26.09%) Windows 10
5 26 (22.61%) Linux
6 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (9.57%) Windows Server
8 8 (6.96%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (6.09%) Unix
10 6 (5.22%) CentOS
10 6 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.26%) Migration
2 29 (25.22%) ITIL
3 28 (24.35%) ITIL V3
4 27 (23.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 25 (21.74%) IT Strategy
6 22 (19.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (19.13%) Presales
6 22 (19.13%) Service Management
7 16 (13.91%) Business Development
8 14 (12.17%) Technical Leadership
9 8 (6.96%) Change Control
9 8 (6.96%) Proactive Monitoring
9 8 (6.96%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (5.22%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (5.22%) Converged Infrastructure
10 6 (5.22%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 6 (5.22%) Patch Management
10 6 (5.22%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (5.22%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (22.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 21 (18.26%) Security Cleared
3 20 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 17 (14.78%) MCSA
4 17 (14.78%) MCSE
4 17 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (11.30%) VCP6
6 11 (9.57%) MCP
7 8 (6.96%) Degree
8 3 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.74%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.74%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (68.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (66.96%) vSphere
3 67 (58.26%) VMware NSX
4 57 (49.57%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (27.83%) Active Directory
6 31 (26.96%) vCloud
7 22 (19.13%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (5.22%) Docker
10 3 (2.61%) NFS
10 3 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 51 (44.35%) vCenter Server
2 48 (41.74%) vRealize
3 10 (8.70%) Ansible
4 9 (7.83%) Terraform
5 7 (6.09%) SCCM
6 6 (5.22%) Kubernetes
6 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (5.22%) SCOM
6 6 (5.22%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.61%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (2.61%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.87%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 114 (99.13%) VMware
2 56 (48.70%) EMC
3 40 (34.78%) Dell
4 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
5 25 (21.74%) NetApp
6 23 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 18 (15.65%) HP
8 14 (12.17%) Veeam
9 9 (7.83%) IBM
10 8 (6.96%) Cisco
10 8 (6.96%) Isilon
11 6 (5.22%) Citrix
11 6 (5.22%) CommVault
11 6 (5.22%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.74%) Adobe
13 2 (1.74%) Apple
13 2 (1.74%) arcserve
14 1 (0.87%) Aderant
14 1 (0.87%) Barracuda Networks