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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 76 89 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -35
Permanent jobs citing SAN 41 32 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.37% 1.89% 4.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.71% 10.77% 20.25%
Number of salaries quoted 37 25 67
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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
350 297 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.20% 17.52% 21.59%
Number of salaries quoted 242 230 303
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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
Wilmslow - 9 £45,000 - 4
Knutsford -9 8 £34,000 -54.66% 1
Warrington +14 5 £32,500 - 2
Chester - 2 £60,000 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £45,000 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 56 (62.92%) VMware
2 53 (59.55%) Windows
3 40 (44.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (43.82%) TCP/IP
4 39 (43.82%) Active Directory
5 35 (39.33%) MS Exchange
5 35 (39.33%) PowerShell
6 33 (37.08%) EMC
7 32 (35.96%) NAS
8 29 (32.58%) DNS
9 28 (31.46%) Cisco
9 28 (31.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (30.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (29.21%) Microsoft
11 26 (29.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 25 (28.09%) Clustering
13 24 (26.97%) ITIL
14 23 (25.84%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (24.72%) MCSE
16 21 (23.60%) Exchange Server 2007
17 20 (22.47%) MCITP
17 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (22.47%) Citrix
17 20 (22.47%) Finance
18 18 (20.22%) Symantec
18 18 (20.22%) IIS
19 17 (19.10%) VPN
19 17 (19.10%) Migration
19 17 (19.10%) VMware ESX
19 17 (19.10%) Problem Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 35 (39.33%) MS Exchange
2 26 (29.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (23.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (20.22%) IIS
5 13 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (7.87%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (6.74%) Lync
8 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.12%) Apache
9 1 (1.12%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Office
2 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (43.82%) TCP/IP
2 32 (35.96%) NAS
3 29 (32.58%) DNS
4 17 (19.10%) VPN
5 16 (17.98%) SMTP
6 15 (16.85%) DHCP
7 13 (14.61%) Firewall
8 12 (13.48%) WAN
8 12 (13.48%) LAN
9 8 (8.99%) Wireless
10 7 (7.87%) VLAN
10 7 (7.87%) iSCSI
10 7 (7.87%) VoIP
11 6 (6.74%) ADSL
11 6 (6.74%) VDSL
12 3 (3.37%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (3.37%) Broadband
13 2 (2.25%) FTP
13 2 (2.25%) RIP
13 2 (2.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) DB2
2 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.12%) Games
3 1 (1.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 15 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 15 (16.85%) Infrastructure Manager
2 9 (10.11%) Project Manager
2 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 7 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (7.87%) IT Manager
3 7 (7.87%) Consultant
3 7 (7.87%) Architect
4 6 (6.74%) Administrator
4 6 (6.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Storage Administrator
5 4 (4.49%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Technical Support
5 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.37%) Analyst
6 3 (3.37%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) XML
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.12%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.12%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Clustering
2 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.12%) Replication
4 1 (1.12%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 53 (59.55%) Windows
2 40 (44.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (30.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.24%) Windows 8
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.74%) Linux
8 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.25%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) ITIL
2 17 (19.10%) Migration
2 17 (19.10%) Problem Management
3 14 (15.73%) Load Balancing
4 10 (11.24%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (6.74%) Mentoring
5 6 (6.74%) Performance Management
5 6 (6.74%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.74%) Change Management
5 6 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.62%) Project Management
7 4 (4.49%) Time Management
7 4 (4.49%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.37%) CRM
9 2 (2.25%) Change Control
9 2 (2.25%) OpenUP
9 2 (2.25%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.12%) High Availability
10 1 (1.12%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.33%) PowerShell
2 14 (15.73%) VB.NET
2 14 (15.73%) Perl
3 13 (14.61%) VB
4 10 (11.24%) VBScript
5 5 (5.62%) SQL
6 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (25.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (24.72%) MCSE
3 20 (22.47%) MCITP
4 9 (10.11%) MCTS
4 9 (10.11%) CCNA
4 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (6.74%) JNCIA
5 6 (6.74%) MCP
6 2 (2.25%) CCNP
7 1 (1.12%) RHCE
7 1 (1.12%) Degree
7 1 (1.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (43.82%) Active Directory
2 28 (31.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.10%) VMware ESX
4 12 (13.48%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.74%) XenApp
6 4 (4.49%) vSphere
6 4 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.37%) XenServer
7 3 (3.37%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.12%) Samba
9 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 13 (14.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (5.62%) SCCM
4 4 (4.49%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.12%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.12%) WSUS
6 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (62.92%) VMware
2 33 (37.08%) EMC
3 28 (31.46%) Cisco
4 26 (29.21%) Microsoft
5 20 (22.47%) Citrix
6 18 (20.22%) Symantec
7 16 (17.98%) IBM
8 14 (15.73%) HP
8 14 (15.73%) IronPort
9 12 (13.48%) Dell
10 10 (11.24%) NetApp
11 8 (8.99%) Juniper
12 3 (3.37%) Avaya
12 3 (3.37%) NETGEAR
12 3 (3.37%) Toshiba
12 3 (3.37%) BT
12 3 (3.37%) SonicWALL
13 2 (2.25%) Aerohive Networks
13 2 (2.25%) Meru Networks
13 2 (2.25%) CommVault
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