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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 51 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing SAN 9 28 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.74% 4.18% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.06% 30.11% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 12
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,550 £41,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,570 £41,500 £49,000
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
64 93 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.38% 13.88% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 53 70 69
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,850 £50,000
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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +3 9 £45,000 +8.43%
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 27 (45.76%) HP
1 27 (45.76%) NetApp
2 26 (44.07%) EMC
3 22 (37.29%) ITIL
4 21 (35.59%) VMware
5 20 (33.90%) NAS
6 19 (32.20%) SLA
6 19 (32.20%) Firmware
7 18 (30.51%) Cisco
8 16 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (23.73%) Symmetrix DMX
9 14 (23.73%) Degree
9 14 (23.73%) CLARiiON
9 14 (23.73%) UNIX
9 14 (23.73%) HPUX
9 14 (23.73%) Shell Script
9 14 (23.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (22.03%) Linux
11 12 (20.34%) EMC Centera
11 12 (20.34%) Asset Management
11 12 (20.34%) Windows
12 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
12 11 (18.64%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (16.95%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (16.95%) vCloud
13 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
13 10 (16.95%) VMware Server
13 10 (16.95%) Finance

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (13.56%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) Lync
3 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.90%) NAS
2 3 (5.08%) LAN
2 3 (5.08%) DMZ
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) SNMP
3 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) Firewall
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.69%) VoIP
4 1 (1.69%) WAN
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Advertising
3 3 (5.08%) Publishing
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Technical Specialist
2 11 (18.64%) Storage Specialist
2 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Consultant
3 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 7 (11.86%) Support Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Administrator
4 7 (11.86%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Technical Support
5 4 (6.78%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.08%) UNIX Support Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) VMware Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) UNIX Support
6 3 (5.08%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) CLARiiON
1 14 (23.73%) Symmetrix DMX
2 12 (20.34%) EMC Centera
3 9 (15.25%) e-Health
3 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
3 9 (15.25%) Client/Server
3 9 (15.25%) Replication
4 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) Symmetrix
5 2 (3.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) UNIX
1 14 (23.73%) HPUX
2 13 (22.03%) Linux
3 12 (20.34%) Windows
4 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.78%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) ITIL
2 14 (23.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (20.34%) Asset Management
4 11 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (16.95%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (15.25%) Change Management
6 9 (15.25%) Capacity Management
7 7 (11.86%) Migration
8 6 (10.17%) Problem Management
9 5 (8.47%) Service Management
10 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.78%) Wealth Management
11 3 (5.08%) ITSM
11 3 (5.08%) Project Management
11 3 (5.08%) Change Control
12 2 (3.39%) Technical Analysis
12 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
12 2 (3.39%) High Availability
12 2 (3.39%) Information Security
12 2 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Shell Script
2 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) MCTS
2 4 (6.78%) MCITP
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.08%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.20%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Firmware
2 16 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
4 10 (16.95%) VMware Server
4 10 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (16.95%) vCloud
5 9 (15.25%) VMFS
5 9 (15.25%) VMware ESX
6 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
7 4 (6.78%) Terminal Services
8 3 (5.08%) XenApp
9 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.39%) vSphere
10 1 (1.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Nagios
2 3 (5.08%) SCCM
3 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) HP
1 27 (45.76%) NetApp
2 26 (44.07%) EMC
3 21 (35.59%) VMware
4 18 (30.51%) Cisco
5 9 (15.25%) Citrix
5 9 (15.25%) CA
5 9 (15.25%) Red Hat
6 6 (10.17%) IBM
7 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.08%) Brocade
8 2 (3.39%) Oracle
8 2 (3.39%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.69%) Mitel