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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 75 94 76
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Permanent jobs citing SAN 41 22 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.31% 1.37% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.39% 8.03% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 38 18 52
Average salary £51,250 £46,250 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.81% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,450 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £61,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
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
331 274 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.67% 17.09% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 278 249 288
Average salary £42,500 £46,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.60% +30.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Chester - 9 £50,000 - 4
Knutsford +7 6 £67,500 -10.00%
Warrington +10 4 £36,250 +0.69% 2
Wilmslow - 3 £45,000 - 2
Nantwich - 2 £45,000 - 1
Crewe +16 1 £21,000 -44.00%
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 59 (74.68%) Windows
2 42 (53.16%) Active Directory
3 41 (51.90%) VMware
4 39 (49.37%) TCP/IP
5 38 (48.10%) MS Exchange
5 38 (48.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (45.57%) PowerShell
7 33 (41.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (40.51%) Clustering
9 28 (35.44%) EMC
9 28 (35.44%) DNS
9 28 (35.44%) ITIL
9 28 (35.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 27 (34.18%) NAS
10 27 (34.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 26 (32.91%) Finance
12 25 (31.65%) IIS
13 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
13 24 (30.38%) Symantec
14 22 (27.85%) Perl
14 22 (27.85%) .NET
15 21 (26.58%) Norton AntiVirus
15 21 (26.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (25.32%) Load Balancing
16 20 (25.32%) VB.NET
16 20 (25.32%) SMTP
17 19 (24.05%) VMware ESX
17 19 (24.05%) Migration
18 18 (22.78%) MCSE

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 38 (48.10%) MS Exchange
2 28 (35.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 27 (34.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (31.65%) IIS
5 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (7.59%) Lync
7 4 (5.06%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Office 365
2 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) IaaS
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (49.37%) TCP/IP
2 28 (35.44%) DNS
3 27 (34.18%) NAS
4 20 (25.32%) SMTP
5 9 (11.39%) DHCP
5 9 (11.39%) LAN
5 9 (11.39%) WAN
6 7 (8.86%) VoIP
6 7 (8.86%) VPN
6 7 (8.86%) iSCSI
7 6 (7.59%) Firewall
8 3 (3.80%) Wireless
9 2 (2.53%) Intranet
10 1 (1.27%) VLAN
10 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) Big Data
General
1 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (11.39%) Consultant
4 6 (7.59%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Team Leader
5 5 (6.33%) Architect
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Administrator
6 4 (5.06%) IT Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (3.80%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (40.51%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (74.68%) Windows
2 38 (48.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (41.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.92%) Linux
6 5 (6.33%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.33%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.80%) CentOS
8 2 (2.53%) UNIX
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.27%) AIX
9 1 (1.27%) Solaris
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) ITIL
2 20 (25.32%) Load Balancing
3 19 (24.05%) Migration
4 18 (22.78%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.66%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.80%) Change Management
7 3 (3.80%) Time Management
7 3 (3.80%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.53%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.53%) High Availability
8 2 (2.53%) Change Control
8 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.53%) Project Management
8 2 (2.53%) CRM
8 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.27%) Information Security
9 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) PowerShell
2 22 (27.85%) Perl
3 20 (25.32%) VB.NET
4 14 (17.72%) VB
5 10 (12.66%) VBScript
6 6 (7.59%) SQL
7 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) Python
8 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.27%) Ruby
8 1 (1.27%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 21 (26.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (22.78%) MCSE
3 17 (21.52%) MCITP
4 6 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (7.59%) MCTS
5 2 (2.53%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.27%) RHCE
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (53.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (24.05%) VMware ESX
4 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.33%) Terminal Services
5 5 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (6.33%) XenApp
6 3 (3.80%) vSphere
7 2 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.53%) Samba
8 1 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.27%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.27%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (26.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (21.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.06%) SCCM
3 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.80%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.53%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.53%) Legato
6 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.27%) Nagios
6 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) Opsview
6 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.27%) nmon
6 1 (1.27%) Puppet
6 1 (1.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 41 (51.90%) VMware
2 28 (35.44%) EMC
3 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
3 24 (30.38%) Symantec
4 18 (22.78%) IronPort
5 17 (21.52%) Cisco
6 15 (18.99%) Citrix
7 13 (16.46%) HP
8 9 (11.39%) IBM
8 9 (11.39%) NetApp
9 7 (8.86%) Dell
10 4 (5.06%) NETGEAR
10 4 (5.06%) McAfee
11 3 (3.80%) CommVault
11 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.80%) Apple
12 2 (2.53%) Aerohive Networks
13 1 (1.27%) SAP
13 1 (1.27%) Sophos
13 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs / Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on Exp + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Package
Posted: 8 days ago