The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 74 91 80
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Permanent jobs citing SAN 50 24 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.56% 1.53% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.61% 9.30% 17.16%
Number of salaries quoted 34 20 55
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £27,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £57,000 £60,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
SAN
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
301 258 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.39% 16.50% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 238 196 296
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +29.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

SAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

SAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

SAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

SAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -3 12 £30,000 -47.36% 3
Knutsford - 12 £52,500 -
Warrington -10 10 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Daresbury - 2 £32,250 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 85 (79.44%) Windows
2 44 (41.12%) Active Directory
3 38 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (31.78%) TCP/IP
4 34 (31.78%) MS Exchange
5 33 (30.84%) ITIL
6 32 (29.91%) VMware
7 29 (27.10%) Finance
7 29 (27.10%) Microsoft
8 26 (24.30%) HP
8 26 (24.30%) DNS
8 26 (24.30%) Clustering
9 25 (23.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (23.36%) EMC
10 24 (22.43%) Citrix
10 24 (22.43%) Cisco
11 22 (20.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (20.56%) Apple
12 21 (19.63%) Problem Management
13 20 (18.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (17.76%) Marketing
15 18 (16.82%) NAS
15 18 (16.82%) SQL Server
15 18 (16.82%) IIS
15 18 (16.82%) VoIP
15 18 (16.82%) MS Excel
15 18 (16.82%) Symantec
16 17 (15.89%) Windows 7
16 17 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2007
17 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 34 (31.78%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.82%) IIS
3 17 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (13.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.61%) SharePoint
7 5 (4.67%) Lync
8 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (16.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.41%) MS Office
3 4 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.78%) TCP/IP
2 26 (24.30%) DNS
3 18 (16.82%) VoIP
3 18 (16.82%) NAS
4 16 (14.95%) WAN
5 12 (11.21%) DHCP
6 11 (10.28%) LAN
6 11 (10.28%) SMTP
7 7 (6.54%) VPN
8 6 (5.61%) Firewall
8 6 (5.61%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) DB2
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 29 (27.10%) Finance
2 19 (17.76%) Marketing
3 6 (5.61%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (9.35%) Team Leader
2 10 (9.35%) Analyst
2 10 (9.35%) Infrastructure Technician
3 8 (7.48%) Messaging Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) DBA
3 8 (7.48%) Support Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server DBA
3 8 (7.48%) SQL DBA
4 6 (5.61%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (5.61%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Head of Infrastructure
5 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Consultant
5 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (3.74%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) COM
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.30%) Clustering
2 13 (12.15%) User Experience
3 12 (11.21%) Replication
4 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.67%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.67%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 85 (79.44%) Windows
2 38 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (23.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (18.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (15.89%) Windows 7
6 12 (11.21%) Linux
7 11 (10.28%) Windows 8
8 9 (8.41%) Windows XP
9 8 (7.48%) AIX
10 7 (6.54%) Windows 2000
11 4 (3.74%) Windows NT
11 4 (3.74%) zOS
11 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.80%) MVS
12 3 (2.80%) CentOS
12 3 (2.80%) UNIX
12 3 (2.80%) Solaris
13 1 (0.93%) HPUX
13 1 (0.93%) OS/400
13 1 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.84%) ITIL
2 21 (19.63%) Problem Management
3 15 (14.02%) Migration
4 11 (10.28%) Change Management
4 11 (10.28%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.28%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (8.41%) Security Management
5 9 (8.41%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.48%) Database Security
7 7 (6.54%) Business Continuity
7 7 (6.54%) Information Security
7 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.67%) Resource Management
8 5 (4.67%) Change Control
8 5 (4.67%) IT Governance
9 4 (3.74%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (3.74%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.95%) SQL
2 13 (12.15%) Perl
3 12 (11.21%) T-SQL
3 12 (11.21%) PowerShell
4 11 (10.28%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.80%) VB
6 2 (1.87%) VBScript
6 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (20.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.15%) MCSE
3 8 (7.48%) Degree
4 7 (6.54%) MCTS
5 6 (5.61%) MCITP
6 4 (3.74%) CCNA
6 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.80%) MCP
7 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.87%) PMP
8 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.93%) MCSA
9 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) SLA
1 5 (4.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (41.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.02%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.21%) Terminal Services
5 10 (9.35%) VMware ESX
6 8 (7.48%) vSphere
7 7 (6.54%) XenApp
7 7 (6.54%) LiteSpeed
8 5 (4.67%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.93%) KVM
10 1 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.93%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.93%) XenServer
10 1 (0.93%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.93%) Samba
10 1 (0.93%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 12 (11.21%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (9.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (6.54%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.74%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.80%) Legato
6 2 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.87%) SCCM
6 2 (1.87%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.93%) Puppet
7 1 (0.93%) Cacti
7 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.93%) nmon
7 1 (0.93%) Opsview
7 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (29.91%) VMware
2 29 (27.10%) Microsoft
3 26 (24.30%) HP
4 25 (23.36%) EMC
5 24 (22.43%) Citrix
5 24 (22.43%) Cisco
6 22 (20.56%) Apple
7 18 (16.82%) Symantec
8 14 (13.08%) Dell
9 10 (9.35%) IBM
10 8 (7.48%) NetApp
10 8 (7.48%) Brocade
11 7 (6.54%) McAfee
12 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
12 6 (5.61%) Juniper
13 4 (3.74%) IronPort
13 4 (3.74%) ProCurve
14 3 (2.80%) CommVault
14 3 (2.80%) Oracle
15 2 (1.87%) SAP
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