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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 77 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Permanent jobs citing SAN 53 25 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.72% 1.58% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.97% 9.36% 16.06%
Number of salaries quoted 35 21 52
Average salary £42,500 £46,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +19.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £27,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,000 £61,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
295 267 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.14% 16.83% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 231 206 293
Average salary £35,000 £49,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.29% +41.42%
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 22 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 22 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 +4 14 £30,000 -47.36% 3
Knutsford - 13 £50,000 - 1
Warrington -12 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 22 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 83 (79.05%) Windows
2 42 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 36 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (32.38%) VMware
5 32 (30.48%) TCP/IP
5 32 (30.48%) Microsoft
6 31 (29.52%) MS Exchange
7 30 (28.57%) ITIL
8 27 (25.71%) HP
9 26 (24.76%) EMC
9 26 (24.76%) Citrix
10 25 (23.81%) DNS
10 25 (23.81%) Cisco
10 25 (23.81%) Finance
11 23 (21.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (21.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (20.95%) Apple
12 22 (20.95%) Clustering
13 21 (20.00%) MS Excel
13 21 (20.00%) Problem Management
14 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (18.10%) Marketing
15 19 (18.10%) SQL Server
16 18 (17.14%) VoIP
16 18 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (17.14%) Windows 7
17 17 (16.19%) SQL
18 16 (15.24%) WAN
18 16 (15.24%) Hyper-V
19 15 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 31 (29.52%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (14.29%) IIS
3 13 (12.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.76%) Lync
7 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.52%) MS Office
3 4 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (30.48%) TCP/IP
2 25 (23.81%) DNS
3 18 (17.14%) VoIP
4 16 (15.24%) WAN
5 14 (13.33%) NAS
6 13 (12.38%) DHCP
7 12 (11.43%) LAN
8 8 (7.62%) Firewall
8 8 (7.62%) VPN
9 7 (6.67%) iSCSI
9 7 (6.67%) SMTP
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 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
5 1 (0.95%) DB2
General
1 25 (23.81%) Finance
2 19 (18.10%) Marketing
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (9.52%) Analyst
2 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Technician
3 9 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.62%) DBA
4 8 (7.62%) SQL Server DBA
4 8 (7.62%) SQL DBA
4 8 (7.62%) Messaging Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 6 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Head of Infrastructure
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Consultant
8 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.48%) .NET
2 1 (0.95%) COM
2 1 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Clustering
2 13 (12.38%) User Experience
2 13 (12.38%) Replication
3 8 (7.62%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 7 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.95%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.95%) iPhone
6 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 83 (79.05%) Windows
2 36 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (21.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (17.14%) Windows 7
6 12 (11.43%) Linux
6 12 (11.43%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.57%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.62%) AIX
8 8 (7.62%) Windows 2000
9 5 (4.76%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.81%) zOS
10 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.86%) CentOS
11 3 (2.86%) Solaris
11 3 (2.86%) MVS
12 2 (1.90%) UNIX
13 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.95%) VMS
13 1 (0.95%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.57%) ITIL
2 21 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 12 (11.43%) Change Management
4 11 (10.48%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (10.48%) Migration
5 9 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.57%) Security Management
6 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.62%) Database Security
7 7 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 7 (6.67%) Information Security
7 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.76%) Change Control
8 5 (4.76%) IT Governance
8 5 (4.76%) Resource Management
8 5 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.81%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (3.81%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) T-SQL
3 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.57%) Perl
4 7 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.86%) VB
6 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.90%) VBScript
7 1 (0.95%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) Ruby
7 1 (0.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (21.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (13.33%) MCSE
3 8 (7.62%) MCTS
3 8 (7.62%) Degree
4 6 (5.71%) MCITP
5 4 (3.81%) CCNA
5 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.86%) MCP
7 2 (1.90%) PMP
7 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.95%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 42 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.24%) Hyper-V
4 13 (12.38%) Terminal Services
5 11 (10.48%) VMware ESX
6 9 (8.57%) vSphere
7 7 (6.67%) XenApp
7 7 (6.67%) LiteSpeed
8 5 (4.76%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.90%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.95%) KVM
10 1 (0.95%) XenServer
10 1 (0.95%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.95%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.95%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (6.67%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.76%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.81%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.86%) HP SIM
6 3 (2.86%) Legato
6 3 (2.86%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.90%) SCCM
7 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.95%) Opsview
8 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.95%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (32.38%) VMware
2 32 (30.48%) Microsoft
3 27 (25.71%) HP
4 26 (24.76%) EMC
4 26 (24.76%) Citrix
5 25 (23.81%) Cisco
6 22 (20.95%) Apple
7 15 (14.29%) Dell
7 15 (14.29%) Symantec
8 10 (9.52%) IBM
9 8 (7.62%) NetApp
9 8 (7.62%) Brocade
10 7 (6.67%) McAfee
11 6 (5.71%) Red Hat
11 6 (5.71%) Juniper
12 4 (3.81%) Oracle
12 4 (3.81%) ProCurve
13 3 (2.86%) CA
13 3 (2.86%) CommVault
14 2 (1.90%) SAP
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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