The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 38 47 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Permanent jobs citing SAN 23 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.08% 4.02% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.74% 30.49% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 12
Average salary £50,000 £41,500 £36,652
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.48% +13.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,380 £52,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 82 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.25% 13.18% 13.82%
Number of salaries quoted 77 60 71
Average salary £40,500 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,650 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SAN
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

SAN Salary Trend in Merseyside

SAN
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

SAN Salary Histogram in Merseyside

SAN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Liverpool +10 19 £50,000 +20.48% 1
Wirral - 2 £39,000 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 41 (52.56%) NetApp
2 40 (51.28%) EMC
3 39 (50.00%) HP
4 34 (43.59%) VMware
5 32 (41.03%) ITIL
6 28 (35.90%) SLA
6 28 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (33.33%) NAS
8 23 (29.49%) Firmware
9 22 (28.21%) Cisco
10 21 (26.92%) VMware ESX
10 21 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (25.64%) vCloud
11 20 (25.64%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (25.64%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
11 20 (25.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (24.36%) Client/Server
12 19 (24.36%) Degree
12 19 (24.36%) VMware Server
12 19 (24.36%) VMFS
13 18 (23.08%) Capacity Management
13 18 (23.08%) Symmetrix DMX
13 18 (23.08%) CLARiiON
13 18 (23.08%) Change Management
13 18 (23.08%) e-Health
13 18 (23.08%) CA
14 16 (20.51%) Asset Management
14 16 (20.51%) EMC Centera

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.41%) Apache
4 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.13%) Lync
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) NAS
2 7 (8.97%) DMZ
3 4 (5.13%) DNS
3 4 (5.13%) DHCP
4 3 (3.85%) LAN
5 2 (2.56%) Internet
5 2 (2.56%) SNMP
5 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (1.28%) VoIP
6 1 (1.28%) WAN
6 1 (1.28%) Firewall
6 1 (1.28%) Wireless
6 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Publishing
3 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Advertising
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Technical Specialist
2 15 (19.23%) Analyst
3 14 (17.95%) Consultant
4 12 (15.38%) Storage Specialist
4 12 (15.38%) VMware Consultant
5 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 8 (10.26%) VMware Specialist
7 7 (8.97%) Administrator
7 7 (8.97%) Support Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Storage Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (5.13%) Technical Manager
9 4 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.13%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.85%) HPUX Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) UNIX Support Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) HPUX Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Client/Server
2 18 (23.08%) Symmetrix DMX
2 18 (23.08%) CLARiiON
2 18 (23.08%) e-Health
3 16 (20.51%) EMC Centera
4 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
5 9 (11.54%) Replication
6 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.56%) Clustering
7 2 (2.56%) Symmetrix
7 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Windows
2 14 (17.95%) HPUX
2 14 (17.95%) UNIX
3 13 (16.67%) Linux
4 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.03%) ITIL
2 21 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
3 20 (25.64%) Capacity Planning
3 20 (25.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (23.08%) Capacity Management
4 18 (23.08%) Change Management
5 16 (20.51%) Asset Management
6 8 (10.26%) Problem Management
7 7 (8.97%) Change Control
7 7 (8.97%) Service Management
7 7 (8.97%) Migration
8 4 (5.13%) Wealth Management
8 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.13%) ITSM
9 3 (3.85%) Project Management
10 2 (2.56%) Information Security
10 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (2.56%) High Availability
10 2 (2.56%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
2 14 (17.95%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (24.36%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (5.13%) MCTS
3 4 (5.13%) MCITP
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (2.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (35.90%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (29.49%) Firmware
3 21 (26.92%) VMware ESX
4 20 (25.64%) vCloud
4 20 (25.64%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (24.36%) VMware Server
5 19 (24.36%) VMFS
6 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
7 7 (8.97%) Hyper-V
7 7 (8.97%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.85%) XenApp
8 3 (3.85%) vSphere
9 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Nagios
2 3 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (2.56%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 41 (52.56%) NetApp
2 40 (51.28%) EMC
3 39 (50.00%) HP
4 34 (43.59%) VMware
5 22 (28.21%) Cisco
6 18 (23.08%) CA
7 10 (12.82%) Citrix
8 9 (11.54%) Red Hat
9 7 (8.97%) IBM
10 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.85%) Brocade
12 2 (2.56%) Oracle
12 2 (2.56%) Dell
12 2 (2.56%) ProCurve
13 1 (1.28%) Mitel
13 1 (1.28%) Fortinet
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