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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 23 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing SAN 2 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 2.38% 6.58% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 17.86% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 3
Average salary £38,250 £26,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.11% -45.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
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
18 56 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 21.43% 36.84% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 29 10
Average salary £30,000 £26,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -37.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £47,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

SAN Salary Histogram in Belfast

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) EMC Certification
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Security
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) NetWare
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Security
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) EMC Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Postgraduate
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Novell
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade