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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 545 387 260
Rank change year-on-year -158 -127 +30
Permanent jobs citing SAN 351 240 47
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.44% 0.64% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 5.93% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 268 214 35
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - -16.67% +27.66%
75th Percentile £60,831 £63,750 £64,375
90th Percentile £74,125 £70,000 £84,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% -5.00% +11.11%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,475 4,047 1,187
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.95% 10.77% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5,455 3,073 963
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,148
25th Percentile £41,519 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £74,250 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

SAN
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SAN trend for jobs with a WFH option

SAN
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SAN.

SAN salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SAN
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SAN over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

SAN salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, SAN job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SAN.

1 263 (74.93%) VMware
2 231 (65.81%) Windows
3 211 (60.11%) Active Directory
4 206 (58.69%) Microsoft
5 198 (56.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 179 (51.00%) Azure
7 154 (43.87%) Windows Server
8 152 (43.30%) Microsoft 365
9 140 (39.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 135 (38.46%) Firewall
11 133 (37.89%) DNS
12 128 (36.47%) Cisco
13 125 (35.61%) Linux
14 110 (31.34%) DHCP
15 103 (29.34%) Data Centre
16 92 (26.21%) Hyper-V
17 85 (24.22%) NAS
18 80 (22.79%) HP
19 79 (22.51%) vSphere
20 78 (22.22%) ITIL
20 78 (22.22%) Finance
21 74 (21.08%) AWS
22 73 (20.80%) Social Skills
23 71 (20.23%) Veeam
24 69 (19.66%) Disaster Recovery
25 63 (17.95%) SQL Server
25 63 (17.95%) PowerShell
25 63 (17.95%) SCCM
26 60 (17.09%) Azure Active Directory
27 59 (16.81%) WAN

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 58 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.25%) IIS
3 39 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.42%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.85%) Apache
6 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.85%) SAS
6 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.28%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 32 (9.12%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 179 (51.00%) Azure
2 152 (43.30%) Microsoft 365
3 74 (21.08%) AWS
4 60 (17.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (8.83%) IaaS
5 31 (8.83%) SaaS
6 23 (6.55%) PaaS
7 11 (3.13%) Rubrik
8 8 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (2.28%) Serverless
9 5 (1.42%) GCP
9 5 (1.42%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.14%) Lucidchart
10 4 (1.14%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.85%) Google Workspace
11 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.57%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 135 (38.46%) Firewall
2 133 (37.89%) DNS
3 110 (31.34%) DHCP
4 85 (24.22%) NAS
5 59 (16.81%) VPN
5 59 (16.81%) WAN
6 50 (14.25%) Fibre Channel
6 50 (14.25%) LAN
7 42 (11.97%) VLAN
8 40 (11.40%) TCP/IP
9 35 (9.97%) iSCSI
10 31 (8.83%) Wireless
11 22 (6.27%) SNMP
12 21 (5.98%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (5.70%) WLAN
14 18 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (4.56%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (4.27%) IPsec
16 15 (4.27%) VoIP
17 14 (3.99%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.99%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (2.85%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.99%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.71%) MySQL
7 4 (1.14%) Riak
8 2 (0.57%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.57%) Power BI
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.28%) Big Data
9 1 (0.28%) DB2
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (4.56%) JIRA
2 9 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.28%) Selenium
5 1 (0.28%) Storybook
General
1 78 (22.22%) Finance
2 73 (20.80%) Social Skills
3 28 (7.98%) Organisational Skills
4 26 (7.41%) Public Sector
5 22 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (6.27%) Retail
6 20 (5.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 17 (4.84%) Local Government
7 17 (4.84%) Telecoms
8 15 (4.27%) Banking
9 14 (3.99%) Advertising
10 11 (3.13%) Legal
11 8 (2.28%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (1.99%) Law
13 6 (1.71%) Marketing
14 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
16 2 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 125 (35.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (8.83%) IT Engineer
3 30 (8.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 25 (7.12%) Support Engineer
6 21 (5.98%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 20 (5.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (5.41%) Architect
9 18 (5.13%) Storage Engineer
10 17 (4.84%) Administrator
10 17 (4.84%) Consultant
10 17 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
11 16 (4.56%) Analyst
11 16 (4.56%) Technical Engineer
12 14 (3.99%) Azure Engineer
13 13 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
13 13 (3.70%) IT Manager
13 13 (3.70%) IT Support
13 13 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.27%) Middleware
2 13 (3.70%) LDAP
3 9 (2.56%) Flash
4 8 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.14%) FHIR
5 4 (1.14%) JSON
5 4 (1.14%) SOAP
5 4 (1.14%) XML
6 2 (0.57%) DCOM
6 2 (0.57%) Java RMI
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.28%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.28%) J2EE
7 1 (0.28%) Node.js
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.28%) POSIX
7 1 (0.28%) RESTful
7 1 (0.28%) Web Services
7 1 (0.28%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 103 (29.34%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.40%) Public Cloud
3 20 (5.70%) Client/Server
3 20 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 19 (5.41%) Clustering
4 19 (5.41%) EMC VNX
5 13 (3.70%) Replication
6 12 (3.42%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.42%) NHS
6 12 (3.42%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
8 9 (2.56%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.28%) User Experience
10 7 (1.99%) RSA SecurID
11 6 (1.71%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.42%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.14%) FlexPod
13 4 (1.14%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 231 (65.81%) Windows
2 154 (43.87%) Windows Server
3 125 (35.61%) Linux
4 55 (15.67%) Windows Server 2019
5 46 (13.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 40 (11.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (10.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (7.98%) Windows 10
9 21 (5.98%) CentOS
9 21 (5.98%) Unix
10 17 (4.84%) Ubuntu
11 11 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (2.28%) AIX
13 7 (1.99%) Kali Linux
14 6 (1.71%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.71%) Windows 7
15 5 (1.42%) Debian
15 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (1.14%) Solaris
17 3 (0.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (39.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 78 (22.22%) ITIL
3 69 (19.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 47 (13.39%) DevOps
5 43 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (11.97%) Project Delivery
7 41 (11.68%) Agile
8 39 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 34 (9.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (9.40%) Storage Management
11 29 (8.26%) Infrastructure as Code
12 28 (7.98%) Change Management
13 27 (7.69%) Migration
14 25 (7.12%) Project Management
14 25 (7.12%) Service Delivery
15 23 (6.55%) Load Balancing
16 21 (5.98%) Business Continuity
17 20 (5.70%) PRINCE2
18 19 (5.41%) Service Management
18 19 (5.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 45 (12.82%) SQL
3 31 (8.83%) Python
4 22 (6.27%) Bash
5 11 (3.13%) Java
6 9 (2.56%) Perl
7 8 (2.28%) Go
8 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.85%) VB
10 2 (0.57%) AWK
10 2 (0.57%) C
10 2 (0.57%) PHP
10 2 (0.57%) Ruby
10 2 (0.57%) sed
11 1 (0.28%) C#
11 1 (0.28%) C++
11 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (12.82%) MCSE
3 27 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (7.12%) CCNA
4 25 (7.12%) Security Cleared
5 24 (6.84%) Degree
6 19 (5.41%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.99%) MCSA
8 11 (3.13%) CCNP
9 9 (2.56%) MCITP
10 8 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.71%) MCP
12 6 (1.71%) MCTS
12 6 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.14%) ISEB
13 4 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.97%) SLA
2 20 (5.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.28%) GDPR
4 4 (1.14%) HL7
4 4 (1.14%) ISO 9000
4 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.14%) QA
5 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 211 (60.11%) Active Directory
2 198 (56.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (26.21%) Hyper-V
4 79 (22.51%) vSphere
5 46 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (6.55%) Virtual Servers
7 21 (5.98%) VMware NSX
8 15 (4.27%) XenApp
9 13 (3.70%) Docker
9 13 (3.70%) XenDesktop
10 12 (3.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (2.85%) BitLocker
11 10 (2.85%) Firmware
12 8 (2.28%) NFS
13 7 (1.99%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.99%) GPFS
13 7 (1.99%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (1.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (17.95%) SCCM
2 42 (11.97%) vCenter Server
3 40 (11.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 29 (8.26%) SCOM
5 25 (7.12%) Ansible
6 24 (6.84%) Nagios
7 20 (5.70%) WSUS
8 17 (4.84%) NetBackup
9 16 (4.56%) Kubernetes
10 14 (3.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (2.85%) Terraform
13 9 (2.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 8 (2.28%) PowerCLI
15 6 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
15 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 5 (1.42%) Dell DRAC
16 5 (1.42%) NetCrunch
16 5 (1.42%) VxRail
Vendors
1 263 (74.93%) VMware
2 206 (58.69%) Microsoft
3 128 (36.47%) Cisco
4 80 (22.79%) HP
5 71 (20.23%) Veeam
6 55 (15.67%) Citrix
7 53 (15.10%) EMC
8 40 (11.40%) NetApp
8 40 (11.40%) Red Hat
9 39 (11.11%) Dell
9 39 (11.11%) SolarWinds
10 38 (10.83%) F5
11 34 (9.69%) 3PAR
11 34 (9.69%) IBM
12 29 (8.26%) Nimble Storage
13 28 (7.98%) Juniper
14 26 (7.41%) Brocade
14 26 (7.41%) Oracle
15 21 (5.98%) Civica
15 21 (5.98%) Splunk