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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 64 97 79
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -18
Permanent jobs citing SAN 63 19 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.30% 1.17% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.07% 7.09% 18.45%
Number of salaries quoted 38 16 56
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
299 268 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.65% 16.47% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 232 200 288
Average salary £35,000 £44,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +12 21 £35,000 -38.59% 1
Knutsford - 14 £50,000 -
Warrington -15 11 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Daresbury - 1 £22,000 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 79 (75.24%) Windows
2 39 (37.14%) Active Directory
3 35 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (31.43%) VMware
5 32 (30.48%) Microsoft
6 31 (29.52%) TCP/IP
6 31 (29.52%) ITIL
7 29 (27.62%) MS Exchange
8 28 (26.67%) Finance
9 26 (24.76%) HP
10 25 (23.81%) Cisco
10 25 (23.81%) DNS
10 25 (23.81%) EMC
11 24 (22.86%) Citrix
12 23 (21.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (20.95%) Clustering
14 21 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (20.00%) Apple
14 21 (20.00%) MS Excel
14 21 (20.00%) Problem Management
15 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (18.10%) SQL Server
17 18 (17.14%) Symantec
17 18 (17.14%) Marketing
18 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (16.19%) Windows 7
18 17 (16.19%) SQL
18 17 (16.19%) VoIP
19 16 (15.24%) Hyper-V
20 14 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 29 (27.62%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.33%) IIS
2 14 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.81%) Lync
6 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.57%) MS Office
3 4 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.52%) TCP/IP
2 25 (23.81%) DNS
3 17 (16.19%) VoIP
4 14 (13.33%) WAN
5 13 (12.38%) NAS
6 12 (11.43%) DHCP
7 11 (10.48%) LAN
8 7 (6.67%) SMTP
8 7 (6.67%) VPN
8 7 (6.67%) Firewall
9 6 (5.71%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.90%) Internet
11 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.90%) DB2
General
1 28 (26.67%) Finance
2 18 (17.14%) Marketing
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Back Office
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (10.48%) Analyst
3 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Technician
4 8 (7.62%) Messaging Engineer
4 8 (7.62%) DBA
4 8 (7.62%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.62%) SQL Server DBA
4 8 (7.62%) SQL DBA
5 7 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Head of Infrastructure
7 5 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Support Specialist
9 3 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.48%) .NET
2 2 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.95%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Clustering
2 13 (12.38%) Replication
3 7 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 7 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.95%) iPhone
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 79 (75.24%) Windows
2 35 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (21.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (16.19%) Windows 7
6 12 (11.43%) Windows 8
7 10 (9.52%) Linux
8 9 (8.57%) AIX
9 8 (7.62%) Windows 2000
9 8 (7.62%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.76%) Windows NT
10 5 (4.76%) zOS
11 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.81%) Solaris
12 3 (2.86%) UNIX
12 3 (2.86%) MVS
13 2 (1.90%) SUSE
13 2 (1.90%) OS/400
13 2 (1.90%) CentOS
13 2 (1.90%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) ITIL
2 21 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 12 (11.43%) Change Management
4 11 (10.48%) Security Management
4 11 (10.48%) Migration
4 11 (10.48%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.62%) Business Continuity
6 8 (7.62%) Database Security
7 7 (6.67%) Information Security
7 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.71%) Resource Management
8 6 (5.71%) Capacity Management
8 6 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.76%) Change Control
9 5 (4.76%) IT Governance
10 4 (3.81%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) T-SQL
3 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.62%) Perl
4 7 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.90%) VBScript
5 2 (1.90%) VB
6 1 (0.95%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 21 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.38%) MCSE
3 7 (6.67%) MCTS
3 7 (6.67%) Degree
4 5 (4.76%) MCITP
5 4 (3.81%) CCNA
5 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.86%) MCP
6 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.90%) PMP
7 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.95%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 39 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.24%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.52%) VMware ESX
4 10 (9.52%) Terminal Services
5 9 (8.57%) vSphere
6 7 (6.67%) XenApp
6 7 (6.67%) LiteSpeed
7 5 (4.76%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.90%) KVM
8 2 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.90%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.95%) Samba
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.95%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.95%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (7.62%) Tivoli
4 7 (6.67%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.81%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.86%) HP SIM
6 3 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.86%) Legato
7 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (31.43%) VMware
2 32 (30.48%) Microsoft
3 26 (24.76%) HP
4 25 (23.81%) Cisco
4 25 (23.81%) EMC
5 24 (22.86%) Citrix
6 21 (20.00%) Apple
7 18 (17.14%) Symantec
8 14 (13.33%) Dell
9 11 (10.48%) IBM
10 9 (8.57%) NetApp
10 9 (8.57%) Brocade
11 7 (6.67%) McAfee
11 7 (6.67%) Juniper
12 6 (5.71%) Red Hat
13 5 (4.76%) Oracle
14 4 (3.81%) CA
14 4 (3.81%) ProCurve
15 3 (2.86%) CommVault
16 2 (1.90%) BMC
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