The first table below looks at the demand for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank - 29 15
Permanent jobs citing SAN 0 5 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.67% 12.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 12.20% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 30
Average salary - £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -1.23%
Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 41 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.87% 13.71% 30.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 71
Average salary £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SAN
England

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

SAN Salary Trend in the Midlands

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 7 (70.00%) Cisco
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
1 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (60.00%) EMC
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 4 (40.00%) Cognos Impromptu
4 4 (40.00%) McAfee
4 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) Websense
4 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire
4 4 (40.00%) IPsec
4 4 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
4 4 (40.00%) IronPort
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) NetScaler

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (30.00%) Lync
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) SSL
2 4 (40.00%) IPsec
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 4 (40.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) FCoE
4 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) NAS
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Cognos Impromptu
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Security Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Security Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Data Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) COM
2 2 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
1 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (30.00%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (30.00%) IAG
1 3 (30.00%) UAG
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (30.00%) ISA Server
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
1 3 (30.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
1 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (60.00%) EMC
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) McAfee
4 4 (40.00%) Websense
4 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire
4 4 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (40.00%) IronPort
4 4 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) TippingPoint
5 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
6 2 (20.00%) Unisys
7 1 (10.00%) Fujitsu