The first table below looks at the demand for Fibre Channel skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 112 116 103
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Channel 3 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 2.52% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 6
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.41% -
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
309 317 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.10% 15.79% 21.52%
Number of salaries quoted 257 286 298
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Fibre Channel
West Midlands

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Fibre Channel
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Fibre Channel Salary Trend in Birmingham

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Fibre Channel 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 Fibre Channel.

1 9 (100.00%) SAN
2 7 (77.78%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) EMC
4 5 (55.56%) IBM
4 5 (55.56%) NetApp
4 5 (55.56%) NetBackup
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Hitachi
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Dell
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) Sun
6 3 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
6 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (33.33%) NAS
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) XenServer
6 3 (33.33%) vSphere
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (22.22%) CCEE
7 2 (22.22%) CCAA
7 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Fibre Channel 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 Fibre Channel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 3 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Storage Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) SAN Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) SAN Storage Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Sales Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) CLARiiON
1 1 (11.11%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) CCEE
2 2 (22.22%) CCAA
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (11.11%) VCP5
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (33.33%) XenApp
1 3 (33.33%) XenServer
1 3 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) NFS
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) NetBackup
2 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (22.22%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (22.22%) Legato
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (22.22%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) EMC
3 5 (55.56%) IBM
3 5 (55.56%) NetApp
4 4 (44.44%) Hitachi
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Dell
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Sun
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Brocade
6 2 (22.22%) Veritas
6 2 (22.22%) BMC
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle
7 1 (11.11%) Symantec
7 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu
7 1 (11.11%) Veeam