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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 23 59 42
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -17
Permanent jobs citing SAN 53 8 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.53% 1.29% 5.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.30% 10.00% 32.69%
Number of salaries quoted 42 6 32
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +43.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,550 £29,500 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £64,800 £70,000 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
117 80 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.84% 12.94% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 92 64 92
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +33 48 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Wirral -7 2 £39,000 -
SAN
North West

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 47 (54.02%) NetApp
2 46 (52.87%) ITIL
2 46 (52.87%) EMC
3 40 (45.98%) NAS
4 38 (43.68%) HP
5 32 (36.78%) VMware
6 31 (35.63%) SLA
7 29 (33.33%) Cisco
8 27 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (29.89%) Firmware
10 25 (28.74%) CLARiiON
10 25 (28.74%) Degree
11 24 (27.59%) Symmetrix DMX
12 22 (25.29%) EMC Centera
12 22 (25.29%) VMware ESX
13 21 (24.14%) Asset Management
13 21 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
14 20 (22.99%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (21.84%) PowerShell
15 19 (21.84%) Capacity Planning
15 19 (21.84%) VMware ESXi
15 19 (21.84%) vCloud
16 18 (20.69%) VMFS
16 18 (20.69%) VMware Server
16 18 (20.69%) Client/Server
17 17 (19.54%) Change Management
17 17 (19.54%) CA
17 17 (19.54%) e-Health
17 17 (19.54%) Computer Science

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.60%) Apache
3 4 (4.60%) Lync
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.99%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (45.98%) NAS
2 7 (8.05%) DMZ
3 5 (5.75%) DHCP
3 5 (5.75%) DNS
4 4 (4.60%) Internet
5 3 (3.45%) LAN
5 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.45%) VPN
6 2 (2.30%) Firewall
7 1 (1.15%) Wireless
7 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.15%) VoIP
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
7 1 (1.15%) SNMP
7 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Publishing
3 6 (6.90%) Advertising
4 3 (3.45%) Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (35.63%) Technical Specialist
2 23 (26.44%) Storage Specialist
3 15 (17.24%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 14 (16.09%) Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Consultant
5 12 (13.79%) VMware Consultant
6 8 (9.20%) VMware Specialist
7 7 (8.05%) Storage Analyst
8 6 (6.90%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.90%) Administrator
8 6 (6.90%) Technical Manager
9 5 (5.75%) Service Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Support
10 4 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Services Manager
11 3 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (3.45%) UNIX Support
11 3 (3.45%) UNIX Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.89%) Firmware
2 25 (28.74%) CLARiiON
3 24 (27.59%) Symmetrix DMX
4 22 (25.29%) EMC Centera
5 18 (20.69%) Client/Server
6 17 (19.54%) e-Health
6 17 (19.54%) Computer Science
7 14 (16.09%) Replication
8 3 (3.45%) Thin Client
8 3 (3.45%) Clustering
8 3 (3.45%) Fat Client
9 2 (2.30%) Symmetrix
10 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.15%) Celerra
10 1 (1.15%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) Windows
2 10 (11.49%) HPUX
2 10 (11.49%) UNIX
3 9 (10.34%) Linux
4 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.60%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.87%) ITIL
2 27 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (24.14%) Asset Management
3 21 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (21.84%) Capacity Planning
5 17 (19.54%) Change Management
5 17 (19.54%) Capacity Management
6 16 (18.39%) Problem Management
7 15 (17.24%) Service Management
8 8 (9.20%) Change Control
9 6 (6.90%) ITSM
10 5 (5.75%) Migration
11 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 3 (3.45%) Project Management
12 3 (3.45%) Wealth Management
13 2 (2.30%) Technical Architecture
13 2 (2.30%) High Availability
13 2 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (2.30%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.84%) PowerShell
2 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (28.74%) Degree
2 10 (11.49%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (5.75%) MCTS
4 5 (5.75%) MCITP
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.45%) MCSE
6 2 (2.30%) MCSA
7 1 (1.15%) CCA
7 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.15%) HP AIS
7 1 (1.15%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.15%) HP MASE
7 1 (1.15%) VCDX
7 1 (1.15%) NCDA
7 1 (1.15%) NCIE
7 1 (1.15%) VCAP
7 1 (1.15%) CCEE
7 1 (1.15%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (35.63%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (25.29%) VMware ESX
3 19 (21.84%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (21.84%) vCloud
4 18 (20.69%) VMFS
4 18 (20.69%) VMware Server
5 13 (14.94%) Active Directory
6 7 (8.05%) Terminal Services
6 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.60%) XenApp
8 3 (3.45%) vSphere
8 3 (3.45%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.15%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Nagios
1 3 (3.45%) SCCM
1 3 (3.45%) HP SIM
2 2 (2.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (54.02%) NetApp
2 46 (52.87%) EMC
3 38 (43.68%) HP
4 32 (36.78%) VMware
5 29 (33.33%) Cisco
6 17 (19.54%) CA
7 13 (14.94%) IBM
8 9 (10.34%) Citrix
9 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.45%) Brocade
11 3 (3.45%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.45%) Dell
12 1 (1.15%) Oracle
12 1 (1.15%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.15%) Mitel