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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 58 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Permanent jobs citing SAN 13 14 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.21% 3.05% 5.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.77% 23.73% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 19
Average salary £42,500 £28,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.12% -1.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £25,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
88 59 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.99% 12.85% 22.80%
Number of salaries quoted 87 56 100
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £16,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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
Chorley - 6 £42,500 -
Preston -11 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Blackburn -17 1 £42,500 +49.12%
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (75.00%) Windows
3 17 (70.83%) Firewall
4 16 (66.67%) HP
5 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 14 (58.33%) VMware
7 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
8 10 (41.67%) VPN
8 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (33.33%) IBM
10 7 (29.17%) VMware ESX
10 7 (29.17%) Citrix
11 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (25.00%) EMC
11 6 (25.00%) DNS
11 6 (25.00%) Linux
11 6 (25.00%) SQL
11 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 6 (25.00%) NAS
11 6 (25.00%) Office 365
12 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (20.83%) vSphere
12 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
12 5 (20.83%) Network Security
12 5 (20.83%) Replication
12 5 (20.83%) Oracle
12 5 (20.83%) DB2
12 5 (20.83%) Apache

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Apache
2 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) VPN
3 6 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (25.00%) NAS
4 5 (20.83%) Network Security
4 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.83%) SMS
5 4 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) WLAN
7 1 (4.17%) DHCP
7 1 (4.17%) FTP
7 1 (4.17%) LAN
7 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) DB2
1 5 (20.83%) Ingres
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (8.33%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
1 5 (20.83%) AS400
1 5 (20.83%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) VMS
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) AIX
3 5 (20.83%) HPUX
3 5 (20.83%) Solaris
4 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Service Management
1 5 (20.83%) Data Security
1 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Software Licensing
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) MCP
1 4 (16.67%) MCSE
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (16.67%) MCTS
1 4 (16.67%) MCITP
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (29.17%) VMware ESX
4 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (20.83%) vSphere
6 2 (8.33%) XenApp
6 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.17%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) HP
3 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 14 (58.33%) VMware
5 8 (33.33%) IBM
6 7 (29.17%) Citrix
7 6 (25.00%) EMC
8 5 (20.83%) NetApp
8 5 (20.83%) Novell
8 5 (20.83%) Veritas
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle
9 4 (16.67%) Juniper
9 4 (16.67%) McAfee
9 4 (16.67%) SonicWALL
10 1 (4.17%) Veeam
10 1 (4.17%) Dell