The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 40 46 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Permanent jobs citing SAN 25 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.15% 3.24% 5.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.55% 16.07% 37.29%
Number of salaries quoted 25 18 22
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SAN
South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
116 112 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.27% 20.14% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 109 100 54
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SAN
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

SAN Salary Trend in Cardiff

SAN
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SAN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 44 (77.19%) VMware
2 43 (75.44%) Windows
3 32 (56.14%) Cisco
4 24 (42.11%) Linux
4 24 (42.11%) HP
5 21 (36.84%) Clustering
5 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (35.09%) Firewall
6 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
7 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
7 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
10 14 (24.56%) IIS
10 14 (24.56%) NAS
11 13 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (21.05%) IBM
12 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
12 12 (21.05%) Dell
13 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (19.30%) ITIL
13 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (17.54%) NetBackup
14 10 (17.54%) SQL
15 9 (15.79%) Apache
15 9 (15.79%) DNS
15 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
15 9 (15.79%) CCNA

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.56%) IIS
3 13 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (15.79%) Apache
6 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
7 4 (7.02%) Lync
8 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) Firewall
2 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 14 (24.56%) NAS
4 9 (15.79%) DNS
5 8 (14.04%) Internet
5 8 (14.04%) LAN
5 8 (14.04%) WAN
5 8 (14.04%) Wireless
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (7.02%) WLAN
7 4 (7.02%) VPN
7 4 (7.02%) DHCP
8 2 (3.51%) VoIP
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.75%) FCoE
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Legal
2 1 (1.75%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Server Support
4 8 (14.04%) Server Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Linux Support
6 6 (10.53%) Linux Support Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Storage Architect
6 6 (10.53%) AIX Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Server Technician
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Server Support Technician
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Support Technician
8 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) LAMP
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.84%) Clustering
2 6 (10.53%) HACMP
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 43 (75.44%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Linux
3 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (12.28%) AIX
7 2 (3.51%) HPUX
7 2 (3.51%) Solaris
7 2 (3.51%) UNIX
8 1 (1.75%) CentOS
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) ITIL
2 8 (14.04%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.53%) Resilience Testing
4 4 (7.02%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.26%) Time Management
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (3.51%) Network Design
7 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.75%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.75%) QMS
7 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.75%) Change Control
7 1 (1.75%) Document Management
7 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.75%) B2B
7 1 (1.75%) Project Management
7 1 (1.75%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) Python
2 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) CCNA
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (14.04%) RHCE
3 8 (14.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (10.53%) MCITP
4 6 (10.53%) Degree
4 6 (10.53%) IBM AIX Certification
5 5 (8.77%) MCSE
5 5 (8.77%) CCA
5 5 (8.77%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (7.02%) CCNP
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CCDP
8 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.53%) PowerHA
5 4 (7.02%) ISA Server
5 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (77.19%) VMware
2 32 (56.14%) Cisco
3 24 (42.11%) HP
4 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
5 12 (21.05%) Dell
5 12 (21.05%) IBM
6 9 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 7 (12.28%) 3PAR
8 6 (10.53%) Veritas
9 5 (8.77%) NetApp
10 4 (7.02%) Citrix
11 2 (3.51%) EMC
11 2 (3.51%) Oracle
11 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.75%) SAP
12 1 (1.75%) Juniper