The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 95 115 121
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +6
Permanent jobs citing SAN 101 80 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.57% 1.94% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.91% 13.99% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 67 71 48
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -13.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,817 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £52,500 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
564 572 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.36% 13.88% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 452 493 501
Average salary £36,500 £34,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.56% -4.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

SAN Salary Trend in Manchester

SAN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

SAN Salary Histogram in Manchester

SAN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Rochdale +10 16 £58,000 +11.53%
Stockport +2 5 £30,000 -42.85%
Salford +3 2 £42,500 -11.45% 3
Altrincham - 2 £38,500 -
Oldham - 1 £23,000 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 152 (83.06%) Windows
2 133 (72.68%) VMware
3 107 (58.47%) Microsoft
4 81 (44.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 76 (41.53%) Cisco
6 75 (40.98%) Active Directory
7 71 (38.80%) SQL Server
8 67 (36.61%) MS Exchange
9 63 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (32.24%) NetApp
11 55 (30.05%) DNS
12 54 (29.51%) Hyper-V
13 51 (27.87%) Data Centre
13 51 (27.87%) HP
14 49 (26.78%) Linux
15 48 (26.23%) ITIL
15 48 (26.23%) Citrix
16 44 (24.04%) DHCP
17 42 (22.95%) EMC
17 42 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
18 37 (20.22%) Firewall
19 36 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2010
20 35 (19.13%) IBM
21 34 (18.58%) LAN
21 34 (18.58%) MS Excel
21 34 (18.58%) NAS
22 32 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
23 31 (16.94%) Windows Server 2003
24 30 (16.39%) Symantec
24 30 (16.39%) Oracle

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 67 (36.61%) MS Exchange
2 36 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (13.66%) IIS
4 23 (12.57%) WebLogic
4 23 (12.57%) WebSphere
5 20 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (9.29%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (2.19%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.09%) Lync
10 2 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (18.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Agresso
1 1 (0.55%) MFGPRO
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.57%) IBM PureFlex
2 10 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (4.37%) Amazon S3
3 8 (4.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (3.83%) Office 365
5 6 (3.28%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (1.64%) IaaS
8 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (30.05%) DNS
2 44 (24.04%) DHCP
3 37 (20.22%) Firewall
4 34 (18.58%) LAN
4 34 (18.58%) NAS
5 27 (14.75%) WAN
6 25 (13.66%) TCP/IP
7 19 (10.38%) VPN
8 17 (9.29%) Ethernet
9 14 (7.65%) VoIP
10 12 (6.56%) Internet
11 11 (6.01%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (5.46%) SMTP
13 9 (4.92%) IPv4
13 9 (4.92%) SNMP
13 9 (4.92%) VLAN
14 8 (4.37%) Wireless
15 7 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (3.83%) iSCSI
16 6 (3.28%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (38.80%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.21%) Oracle Database
3 25 (13.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (12.57%) Oracle Exadata
4 23 (12.57%) Relational Database
4 23 (12.57%) DB2
4 23 (12.57%) RDBMS
5 15 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (3.28%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.09%) Big Data
9 2 (1.09%) MySQL
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.09%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) ERwin
General
1 20 (10.93%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Retail
3 10 (5.46%) Banking
4 7 (3.83%) Law
5 6 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.09%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (14.21%) Architect
2 23 (12.57%) Solutions Architect
2 23 (12.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 23 (12.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 15 (8.20%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (7.65%) Consultant
5 13 (7.10%) Administrator
6 12 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.56%) Server Engineer
6 12 (6.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.46%) UNIX Specialist
8 10 (5.46%) Technical Specialist
8 10 (5.46%) UNIX Technical Specialist
9 9 (4.92%) Analyst
10 8 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.37%) Technical Support
11 7 (3.83%) IT Manager
11 7 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.21%) Middleware
2 23 (12.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 23 (12.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (5.46%) Web Services
4 5 (2.73%) EDI
5 2 (1.09%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.55%) YAML
6 1 (0.55%) J2EE
6 1 (0.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 51 (27.87%) Data Centre
2 26 (14.21%) FlexPod
3 14 (7.65%) Clustering
4 11 (6.01%) LPAR
4 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.92%) Replication
6 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.19%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.19%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.09%) iPhone
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.55%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.55%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.55%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.55%) User Experience
9 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 152 (83.06%) Windows
2 63 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (26.78%) Linux
4 42 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (16.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (15.30%) AIX
6 28 (15.30%) Solaris
7 25 (13.66%) UNIX
7 25 (13.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (12.57%) HPUX
8 23 (12.57%) OS/400
8 23 (12.57%) SUSE
8 23 (12.57%) zOS
9 18 (9.84%) Windows 7
10 10 (5.46%) Windows 8
11 9 (4.92%) Android
12 6 (3.28%) Mac OS X
12 6 (3.28%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (2.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.23%) ITIL
2 29 (15.85%) Infrastructure Management
3 28 (15.30%) Business Continuity
4 27 (14.75%) Mentoring
4 27 (14.75%) Coaching
5 23 (12.57%) Converged Infrastructure
6 22 (12.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (10.93%) Change Management
7 20 (10.93%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.56%) Asset Management
8 12 (6.56%) Project Management
9 11 (6.01%) Service Management
9 11 (6.01%) Process Management
9 11 (6.01%) PRINCE2
10 10 (5.46%) People Management
11 9 (4.92%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.37%) Load Balancing
12 8 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (3.83%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.93%) SQL
2 9 (4.92%) VBScript
3 7 (3.83%) VB
4 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.09%) C
6 1 (0.55%) Java
6 1 (0.55%) Perl
6 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (9.84%) MCSE
4 16 (8.74%) MCITP
5 15 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (7.65%) CCNA
7 12 (6.56%) Degree
8 11 (6.01%) NCDA
9 10 (5.46%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (4.37%) CCA
10 8 (4.37%) MCTS
11 6 (3.28%) MCPD
11 6 (3.28%) MCSA
11 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (2.19%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.64%) CCNP
14 2 (1.09%) MCP
14 2 (1.09%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) SLA
2 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (44.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (40.98%) Active Directory
3 54 (29.51%) Hyper-V
4 23 (12.57%) KVM
5 19 (10.38%) XenDesktop
6 16 (8.74%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (8.20%) vSphere
7 15 (8.20%) VMware ESX
8 13 (7.10%) XenApp
9 9 (4.92%) VMware Server
10 8 (4.37%) XenServer
11 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (2.19%) pfSense
13 3 (1.64%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.09%) ISA Server
14 2 (1.09%) Firmware
14 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
14 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (1.09%) vCloud
15 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 23 (12.57%) Tivoli
2 17 (9.29%) SCCM
3 5 (2.73%) Plesk
3 5 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.73%) cPanel
4 4 (2.19%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.19%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.19%) ARCserve
5 3 (1.64%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.64%) WSUS
5 3 (1.64%) SCOM
5 3 (1.64%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.64%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.09%) EMC VPLEX
6 2 (1.09%) SnapMirror
6 2 (1.09%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.09%) MOM
7 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 133 (72.68%) VMware
2 107 (58.47%) Microsoft
3 76 (41.53%) Cisco
4 59 (32.24%) NetApp
5 51 (27.87%) HP
6 48 (26.23%) Citrix
7 42 (22.95%) EMC
8 35 (19.13%) IBM
9 30 (16.39%) Oracle
9 30 (16.39%) Symantec
10 27 (14.75%) Red Hat
10 27 (14.75%) Brocade
11 26 (14.21%) CheckPoint
12 23 (12.57%) Juniper
12 23 (12.57%) BMC
12 23 (12.57%) CA
13 16 (8.74%) Dell
14 14 (7.65%) Hitachi
15 7 (3.83%) Intel
16 5 (2.73%) McAfee
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