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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 25 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Permanent jobs citing SAN 1 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 1.19% 9.62% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 45.45% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £42,500 £36,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.64% +26.72%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
18 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 21.43% 21.15% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 14
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Billing
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Security

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft