The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 83 136 93
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -43
Permanent jobs citing SAN 212 105 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.85% 1.53% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.59% 10.40% 19.88%
Number of salaries quoted 162 91 174
Average salary £42,500 £38,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% +0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,817 £26,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1082 1010 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.54% 14.74% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 899 857 886
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAN
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SAN Salary Trend in the North West

SAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SAN Salary Histogram in the North West

SAN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +18 82 £33,500 -16.25% 16
Cheshire +35 63 £40,000 -8.04% 7
Merseyside +38 49 £50,000 +9.28% 1
Lancashire -19 8 £32,500 -3.70%
Cumbria - 6 £42,500 - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 225 (61.48%) Windows
2 201 (54.92%) VMware
3 147 (40.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 142 (38.80%) Active Directory
5 132 (36.07%) Microsoft
5 132 (36.07%) ITIL
6 124 (33.88%) Citrix
7 117 (31.97%) MS Exchange
8 113 (30.87%) Cisco
9 112 (30.60%) NAS
10 111 (30.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 104 (28.42%) EMC
12 99 (27.05%) HP
13 95 (25.96%) NetApp
14 90 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 90 (24.59%) Hyper-V
15 79 (21.58%) Microsoft Certification
16 76 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
17 74 (20.22%) vSphere
18 73 (19.95%) SQL Server
19 71 (19.40%) WAN
20 65 (17.76%) MS Excel
21 61 (16.67%) Problem Management
22 59 (16.12%) LAN
23 58 (15.85%) SLA
23 58 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
24 57 (15.57%) XenApp
24 57 (15.57%) SQL
24 57 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
24 57 (15.57%) Finance

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 117 (31.97%) MS Exchange
2 58 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (9.84%) IIS
5 33 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 29 (7.92%) SharePoint
8 12 (3.28%) Lync
9 9 (2.46%) Apache
10 7 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.91%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.82%) TPMS
14 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 65 (17.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.10%) MS Office
3 4 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (4.64%) Office 365
3 7 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.64%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 112 (30.60%) NAS
2 71 (19.40%) WAN
3 59 (16.12%) LAN
4 52 (14.21%) DNS
4 52 (14.21%) Firewall
5 50 (13.66%) TCP/IP
6 36 (9.84%) DHCP
7 28 (7.65%) VPN
8 22 (6.01%) NetScaler
8 22 (6.01%) iSCSI
9 19 (5.19%) VoIP
10 18 (4.92%) Internet
11 16 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (3.01%) SMTP
13 8 (2.19%) SNMP
14 7 (1.91%) DMZ
15 6 (1.64%) MPLS
15 6 (1.64%) IPsec
16 5 (1.37%) VLAN
16 5 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.95%) SQL Server
2 45 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.91%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.91%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.37%) MySQL
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (1.09%) DB2
9 2 (0.55%) OLAP
9 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 57 (15.57%) Finance
2 22 (6.01%) Marketing
3 10 (2.73%) Banking
4 7 (1.91%) Publishing
5 5 (1.37%) Advertising
6 3 (0.82%) Legal
7 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Retail
7 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (10.11%) Analyst
3 30 (8.20%) Technical Specialist
4 29 (7.92%) Support Engineer
5 28 (7.65%) Consultant
6 22 (6.01%) Storage Specialist
7 19 (5.19%) Infrastructure Manager
8 18 (4.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 17 (4.64%) Administrator
10 16 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (4.37%) DBA
10 16 (4.37%) SQL DBA
11 15 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.83%) IT Support
13 13 (3.55%) Citrix Engineer
13 13 (3.55%) SQL Server DBA
13 13 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
14 12 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
14 12 (3.28%) Technical Manager
14 12 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.10%) .NET
2 7 (1.91%) Web Services
3 6 (1.64%) Middleware
4 4 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.82%) HTML
5 3 (0.82%) CSS
6 2 (0.55%) COM
6 2 (0.55%) LAMP
7 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.11%) Clustering
2 44 (12.02%) Replication
3 32 (8.74%) CLARiiON
4 27 (7.38%) Firmware
5 23 (6.28%) Symmetrix DMX
6 21 (5.74%) EMC Centera
7 20 (5.46%) Client/Server
8 19 (5.19%) Computer Science
9 17 (4.64%) e-Health
10 16 (4.37%) Management Information System
11 10 (2.73%) Thin Client
11 10 (2.73%) Fat Client
12 9 (2.46%) iPhone
13 4 (1.09%) Blackberry
13 4 (1.09%) GIS
13 4 (1.09%) EqualLogic
13 4 (1.09%) FlexPod
14 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.55%) Symmetrix
14 2 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 225 (61.48%) Windows
2 111 (30.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (12.57%) Linux
6 37 (10.11%) Windows 7
7 35 (9.56%) Windows XP
8 25 (6.83%) UNIX
9 22 (6.01%) Windows 8
9 22 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (5.19%) AIX
11 16 (4.37%) HPUX
11 16 (4.37%) Solaris
12 14 (3.83%) Windows 2000
13 9 (2.46%) zOS
13 9 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.91%) Windows NT
15 5 (1.37%) MVS
15 5 (1.37%) SUSE
15 5 (1.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (36.07%) ITIL
2 61 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 55 (15.03%) Change Management
4 43 (11.75%) Performance Tuning
5 37 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
6 31 (8.47%) Capacity Management
7 30 (8.20%) Change Control
8 28 (7.65%) Business Continuity
9 26 (7.10%) Migration
10 25 (6.83%) Asset Management
11 23 (6.28%) Service Management
12 20 (5.46%) Service Delivery
13 18 (4.92%) Project Management
14 17 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (4.37%) Incident Management
16 13 (3.55%) Configuration Management
17 12 (3.28%) Information Security
17 12 (3.28%) Load Balancing
18 11 (3.01%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.57%) SQL
2 36 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.37%) T-SQL
4 14 (3.83%) Perl
4 14 (3.83%) Shell Script
5 10 (2.73%) VB.NET
6 5 (1.37%) VBScript
7 3 (0.82%) VB
7 3 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.27%) PowerHouse
8 1 (0.27%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 79 (21.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (15.30%) CCNA
4 52 (14.21%) MCSE
5 44 (12.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 42 (11.48%) Degree
7 31 (8.47%) CCA
7 31 (8.47%) Citrix Certification
8 29 (7.92%) MCTS
9 25 (6.83%) MCITP
10 20 (5.46%) MCSA
11 17 (4.64%) MCP
11 17 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (3.55%) NCDA
13 9 (2.46%) VCAP
14 8 (2.19%) SC Cleared
14 8 (2.19%) Security Cleared
15 7 (1.91%) CCNP
15 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 4 (1.09%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (15.85%) SLA
2 9 (2.46%) QA
3 7 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) BS7799
System Software
1 147 (40.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 142 (38.80%) Active Directory
3 90 (24.59%) Hyper-V
4 74 (20.22%) vSphere
5 57 (15.57%) XenApp
6 41 (11.20%) XenDesktop
7 39 (10.66%) VMware ESX
8 32 (8.74%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (7.65%) vCloud
10 26 (7.10%) Terminal Services
11 22 (6.01%) VMware Server
12 18 (4.92%) VMFS
13 13 (3.55%) MetaFrame
14 11 (3.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (3.01%) XenServer
15 10 (2.73%) LiteSpeed
16 4 (1.09%) KVM
17 3 (0.82%) Squid
18 1 (0.27%) Xen
18 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 30 (8.20%) SCCM
2 15 (4.10%) Tivoli
3 14 (3.83%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.83%) SCOM
4 13 (3.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (2.46%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.91%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.64%) OpenNMS
8 6 (1.64%) HP SIM
8 6 (1.64%) Puppet
8 6 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.64%) Nagios
9 4 (1.09%) WSUS
10 3 (0.82%) Legato
10 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.27%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 201 (54.92%) VMware
2 132 (36.07%) Microsoft
3 124 (33.88%) Citrix
4 113 (30.87%) Cisco
5 104 (28.42%) EMC
6 99 (27.05%) HP
7 95 (25.96%) NetApp
8 40 (10.93%) Symantec
9 32 (8.74%) Dell
10 30 (8.20%) Red Hat
11 29 (7.92%) IBM
12 28 (7.65%) Apple
13 25 (6.83%) Brocade
14 23 (6.28%) CA
15 18 (4.92%) Oracle
15 18 (4.92%) McAfee
16 15 (4.10%) Juniper
17 11 (3.01%) ProCurve
18 10 (2.73%) AppSense
18 10 (2.73%) CheckPoint
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