The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 25 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing SAN 9 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.21% 0.68% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 4.76% 6.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 4
Average salary £26,000 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
SAN
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
69 21 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 47.59% 14.19% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 30
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SAN across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SAN
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAN across the Belfast region.

SAN Salary Trend in Belfast

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SAN.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) DHCP
1 20 (100.00%) DNS
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
1 20 (100.00%) vSphere
2 19 (95.00%) NAS
2 19 (95.00%) ITIL V3
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 19 (95.00%) NetBackup
2 19 (95.00%) Backup Exec
2 19 (95.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 19 (95.00%) SC Cleared
2 19 (95.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (95.00%) VMware ESX
2 19 (95.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (95.00%) Firewall
2 19 (95.00%) Sophos
2 19 (95.00%) Veritas
2 19 (95.00%) Symantec
2 19 (95.00%) IIS
2 19 (95.00%) ITIL
3 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 15 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (70.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing SAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (95.00%) IIS
2 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) DHCP
1 20 (100.00%) DNS
2 19 (95.00%) Firewall
2 19 (95.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Server Support
3 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Server Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Clustering
2 6 (30.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) ITIL
1 19 (95.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 19 (95.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 19 (95.00%) ITIL V3
2 8 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 8 (40.00%) Compatibility Testing
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (95.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCTS
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 20 (100.00%) vSphere
2 19 (95.00%) VMware ESX
3 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (95.00%) NetBackup
1 19 (95.00%) Backup Exec
2 14 (70.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (95.00%) Symantec
2 19 (95.00%) Sophos
2 19 (95.00%) Veritas
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Compaq
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco