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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 91 115 103
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Permanent jobs citing SAN 117 65 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.77% 1.73% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.41% 13.16% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 98 50 86
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,250
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
672 494 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.91% 13.12% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 562 416 547
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Stockport -2 12 £40,000 +23.07%
Cheadle - 10 £39,000 -
Rochdale +3 3 £52,000 +89.09%
Wigan - 3 £52,500 -
Altrincham - 2 £40,000 -
Bolton - 2 £40,000 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 153 (75.37%) Windows
2 147 (72.41%) VMware
3 117 (57.64%) Microsoft
4 104 (51.23%) Active Directory
5 101 (49.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 100 (49.26%) Hyper-V
7 93 (45.81%) Citrix
8 76 (37.44%) NAS
8 76 (37.44%) MS Exchange
9 67 (33.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (31.53%) MS Excel
11 62 (30.54%) Cisco
12 61 (30.05%) HP
13 60 (29.56%) ITIL
14 59 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 57 (28.08%) MCSE
16 55 (27.09%) XenApp
17 51 (25.12%) NetApp
18 49 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
19 48 (23.65%) Linux
20 47 (23.15%) SQL Server
20 47 (23.15%) DNS
21 46 (22.66%) Citrix Certification
21 46 (22.66%) vSphere
21 46 (22.66%) Symantec
21 46 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
22 45 (22.17%) XenDesktop
23 44 (21.67%) Firewall
24 43 (21.18%) CCA
25 38 (18.72%) WAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 76 (37.44%) MS Exchange
2 37 (18.23%) IIS
3 26 (12.81%) SharePoint
4 24 (11.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (7.39%) WebSphere
6 15 (7.39%) WebLogic
7 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.45%) Apache
8 7 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.97%) TPMS
9 4 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.99%) Lync
11 1 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 64 (31.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.93%) Office 365
2 8 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.97%) IaaS
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 76 (37.44%) NAS
2 47 (23.15%) DNS
3 44 (21.67%) Firewall
4 38 (18.72%) WAN
5 35 (17.24%) TCP/IP
6 34 (16.75%) LAN
6 34 (16.75%) NetScaler
7 32 (15.76%) DHCP
8 24 (11.82%) VPN
9 16 (7.88%) iSCSI
10 12 (5.91%) VoIP
11 10 (4.93%) SMTP
11 10 (4.93%) Unified Communications
11 10 (4.93%) Internet
12 9 (4.43%) Ethernet
13 7 (3.45%) IPsec
14 6 (2.96%) SNMP
14 6 (2.96%) VLAN
15 5 (2.46%) Network Security
15 5 (2.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.84%) Oracle Database
3 15 (7.39%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.39%) Oracle Exadata
3 15 (7.39%) DB2
3 15 (7.39%) RDBMS
4 13 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.45%) MySQL
5 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 19 (9.36%) Finance
2 6 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.48%) Back Office
5 1 (0.49%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
5 1 (0.49%) Billing
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 35 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (14.78%) 3rd Line Support
3 26 (12.81%) Support Engineer
4 21 (10.34%) Architect
4 21 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (10.34%) Server Engineer
5 20 (9.85%) Citrix Engineer
6 17 (8.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Manager
7 15 (7.39%) Analyst
8 13 (6.40%) Consultant
9 10 (4.93%) Server Support
9 10 (4.93%) Storage Engineer
9 10 (4.93%) Citrix Support
10 9 (4.43%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (4.43%) Storage Support Engineer
10 9 (4.43%) Server Support Engineer
10 9 (4.43%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.39%) WebSphere MQ
1 15 (7.39%) Middleware
2 14 (6.90%) Web Services
3 10 (4.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.49%) COM
4 1 (0.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.85%) Clustering
2 19 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.39%) FlexPod
4 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.45%) Replication
5 4 (1.97%) CLARiiON
5 4 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.48%) iPad
6 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.99%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
8 1 (0.49%) Open Source
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 153 (75.37%) Windows
2 59 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (23.65%) Linux
5 46 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (12.32%) Solaris
7 24 (11.82%) Windows 8
8 23 (11.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (11.33%) Windows 7
9 21 (10.34%) UNIX
10 19 (9.36%) AIX
11 17 (8.37%) HPUX
12 15 (7.39%) OS/400
12 15 (7.39%) SUSE
12 15 (7.39%) zOS
13 10 (4.93%) Windows XP
14 6 (2.96%) Debian
14 6 (2.96%) Android
15 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (29.56%) ITIL
2 27 (13.30%) Mentoring
3 25 (12.32%) Business Continuity
4 24 (11.82%) Coaching
5 21 (10.34%) Infrastructure Management
6 14 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.40%) Migration
7 13 (6.40%) Load Balancing
7 13 (6.40%) Problem Management
8 12 (5.91%) Service Management
9 11 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (4.43%) Change Management
12 8 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.94%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.45%) Data Protection
13 7 (3.45%) Change Control
14 5 (2.46%) Capacity Management
14 5 (2.46%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.84%) SQL
2 15 (7.39%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.90%) Perl
4 10 (4.93%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.48%) PHP
6 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (33.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (28.08%) MCSE
3 46 (22.66%) Citrix Certification
4 43 (21.18%) CCA
5 37 (18.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (16.26%) MCITP
7 31 (15.27%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (15.27%) CCNA
8 26 (12.81%) MCSA
9 16 (7.88%) MCP
10 15 (7.39%) Degree
11 14 (6.90%) MCTS
12 13 (6.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 10 (4.93%) VCAP
14 6 (2.96%) NCDA
14 6 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.97%) MCPD
15 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Certified Master
16 1 (0.49%) VCP5
16 1 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.43%) SLA
2 8 (3.94%) QA
3 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (51.23%) Active Directory
2 101 (49.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (49.26%) Hyper-V
4 55 (27.09%) XenApp
5 46 (22.66%) vSphere
6 45 (22.17%) XenDesktop
7 16 (7.88%) XenServer
8 15 (7.39%) KVM
9 10 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (4.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (4.43%) Terminal Services
11 8 (3.94%) MetaFrame
11 8 (3.94%) vCloud
12 7 (3.45%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.48%) Kamailio
14 2 (0.99%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.99%) LiteSpeed
15 1 (0.49%) NFS
15 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (9.85%) SCOM
2 19 (9.36%) Backup Exec
2 19 (9.36%) SCCM
3 15 (7.39%) Tivoli
4 10 (4.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.94%) NetBackup
6 7 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (2.96%) OpenNMS
8 4 (1.97%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (1.48%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.48%) XenMobile
9 3 (1.48%) Nagios
10 2 (0.99%) WSUS
10 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.99%) Puppet
11 1 (0.49%) Cacti
11 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 147 (72.41%) VMware
2 117 (57.64%) Microsoft
3 93 (45.81%) Citrix
4 62 (30.54%) Cisco
5 61 (30.05%) HP
6 51 (25.12%) NetApp
7 46 (22.66%) Symantec
8 34 (16.75%) EMC
9 28 (13.79%) CheckPoint
10 25 (12.32%) Red Hat
11 24 (11.82%) Oracle
12 21 (10.34%) IBM
12 21 (10.34%) Dell
13 17 (8.37%) Brocade
14 16 (7.88%) McAfee
14 16 (7.88%) Juniper
15 15 (7.39%) BMC
15 15 (7.39%) CA
16 14 (6.90%) 3PAR
17 13 (6.40%) Wyse
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