The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackburn region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 13 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing SAN 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 8.16% 2.04% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 5.26% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
SAN
Lancashire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
12 19 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 24.49% 38.78% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 4
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +45.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

SAN
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

SAN Salary Trend in Blackburn

SAN
Salary Histogram in Blackburn

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Blackburn region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SAN Salary Histogram in Blackburn

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn 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 13 (100.00%) Citrix
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (84.62%) MS Exchange
2 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (69.23%) Project Management
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
4 8 (61.54%) iPhone
4 8 (61.54%) CCNA
5 5 (38.46%) CCNP
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) XenApp
5 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
5 5 (38.46%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) Lync
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) SCCM
7 3 (23.08%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) VPN
8 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (15.38%) MCSE
8 2 (15.38%) MCSA
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) OLAP
8 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
8 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (15.38%) NetApp

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn 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 11 (84.62%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Lync
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) NAS
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) OLAP
1 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Support Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) IT Support
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) iPhone
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Analytics
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCNA
3 5 (38.46%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 2 (15.38%) MCSA
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (15.38%) MCTS
4 2 (15.38%) MCITP
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) CCIE
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (38.46%) XenApp
1 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec