The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 47 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Permanent jobs citing SAN 11 30 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.31% 6.11% 3.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.92% 25.64% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 8 26 15
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -1.23%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 117 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.08% 23.83% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 44 107 54
Average salary £29,000 £32,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% -15.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,000 £22,500 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SAN
North West

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SAN
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

SAN Salary Trend in Lancashire

SAN
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SAN Salary Histogram in Lancashire

SAN
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Blackburn +8 4 £45,000 +55.17%
Preston -2 3 £32,500 +32.65%
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 25 (92.59%) VMware
2 23 (85.19%) Citrix
3 22 (81.48%) Cisco
4 20 (74.07%) Firewall
5 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
6 16 (59.26%) Windows
6 16 (59.26%) MS Exchange
7 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (51.85%) CCNA
9 11 (40.74%) WAN
10 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (33.33%) Project Management
11 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
12 8 (29.63%) CCNP
12 8 (29.63%) iPhone
12 8 (29.63%) XenApp
13 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (22.22%) Migration
14 6 (22.22%) Terminal Services
14 6 (22.22%) VPN
14 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
14 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (18.52%) XenDesktop
15 5 (18.52%) MCSE
15 5 (18.52%) MCSA
15 5 (18.52%) NetApp

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 16 (59.26%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Lync
5 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) WAN
3 6 (22.22%) VPN
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (14.81%) LAN
5 4 (14.81%) NAS
6 3 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) OLAP
2 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Consultant
2 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (22.22%) IT Support
5 5 (18.52%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Network Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (7.41%) Network Support
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Support
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Support Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) iPhone
2 4 (14.81%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) AIX
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
2 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Change Management
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) High Availability
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (51.85%) CCNA
3 8 (29.63%) CCNP
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (18.52%) MCSE
5 5 (18.52%) MCSA
6 4 (14.81%) CCIE
7 3 (11.11%) A+ Certification
8 2 (7.41%) MCTS
8 2 (7.41%) MCITP
8 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) XenApp
3 6 (22.22%) Terminal Services
3 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (18.52%) XenDesktop
5 3 (11.11%) vSphere
5 3 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) VMware
2 23 (85.19%) Citrix
3 22 (81.48%) Cisco
4 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) NetApp
6 2 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Veeam
7 1 (3.70%) Adobe
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Juniper
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec