The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 22 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs citing SAN 5 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.65% 0.49% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 3.57% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £35,000 - £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15 28 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.95% 13.73% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 21
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SAN Salary Histogram in the Midlands

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) NetApp
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 3 (60.00%) XenServer
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
3 3 (60.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (20.00%) SCOM
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (20.00%) SCDPM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) Support Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Sales Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Sales Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Sales Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (20.00%) NCIE
2 1 (20.00%) VCP5
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCA
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
1 4 (80.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (20.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) NetApp
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade