The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 58 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Permanent jobs citing SAN 8 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.58% 3.95% 4.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.55% 19.61% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 22
Average salary £32,500 £33,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,600 £38,500
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 Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 102 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.87% 20.16% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 50 97 63
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £11,450 £18,000 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 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 29 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
Blackburn - 4 £45,000 -
Preston -8 1 £32,500 +32.65%
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (87.50%) Firewall
1 21 (87.50%) VMware
2 20 (83.33%) Citrix
3 19 (79.17%) Cisco
4 17 (70.83%) MS Exchange
5 15 (62.50%) Windows
5 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (54.17%) CCNA
8 10 (41.67%) WAN
9 9 (37.50%) Project Management
9 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (33.33%) iPhone
10 8 (33.33%) XenApp
10 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (29.17%) CCNP
11 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (25.00%) Terminal Services
12 6 (25.00%) Migration
12 6 (25.00%) VPN
13 5 (20.83%) MCSE
13 5 (20.83%) MCSA
13 5 (20.83%) NetApp
13 5 (20.83%) Clustering
13 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (70.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) Lync
5 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) WAN
3 6 (25.00%) VPN
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (20.83%) NAS
5 4 (16.67%) LAN
5 4 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) OLAP
2 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Consultant
2 9 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) IT Support
5 3 (12.50%) Network Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Support
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Support
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) iPhone
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) AIX
5 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) CCNA
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (29.17%) CCNP
5 5 (20.83%) MCSE
5 5 (20.83%) MCSA
6 4 (16.67%) CCIE
7 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
8 2 (8.33%) MCTS
8 2 (8.33%) MCITP
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) XenApp
3 6 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
5 3 (12.50%) vSphere
5 3 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) VMware
2 20 (83.33%) Citrix
3 19 (79.17%) Cisco
4 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) NetApp
6 2 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) Veeam