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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / North West
Rank 175 129 113
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -16
Permanent jobs citing SAN 70 109 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 1.93% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.19% 13.34% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 57 80 138
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,850 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £51,150 £57,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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
855 817 1120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.26% 14.45% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 642 674 912
Median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -42 41 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Cheshire +14 13 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Merseyside -14 11 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Lancashire -11 5 £37,500 +10.29%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 108 (58.06%) VMware
2 87 (46.77%) Windows
3 80 (43.01%) Linux
4 79 (42.47%) Microsoft
5 77 (41.40%) Active Directory
6 69 (37.10%) Windows Server
7 62 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 57 (30.65%) NetApp
9 55 (29.57%) ITIL
10 53 (28.49%) Cisco
11 51 (27.42%) MS Excel
11 51 (27.42%) SQL Server
12 48 (25.81%) Firewall
13 46 (24.73%) IaaS
14 45 (24.19%) PaaS
15 44 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
16 43 (23.12%) SQL
17 42 (22.58%) Solaris
18 41 (22.04%) DNS
18 41 (22.04%) Data Centre
19 40 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
20 37 (19.89%) Microsoft Certification
21 36 (19.35%) Service Management
21 36 (19.35%) MS Exchange
21 36 (19.35%) OpenVMS
21 36 (19.35%) DHCP
22 35 (18.82%) Unix
22 35 (18.82%) IIS
22 35 (18.82%) Hyper-V
22 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 35 (18.82%) IIS
3 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (5.38%) Apache
5 10 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (4.84%) JBoss
6 9 (4.84%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.76%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.15%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.61%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.08%) Confluence
11 1 (0.54%) DNN
11 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.54%) SAS
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.54%) Zimbra
Applications
1 51 (27.42%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.83%) MS Office
3 16 (8.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.61%) MS Project
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 46 (24.73%) IaaS
2 45 (24.19%) PaaS
3 34 (18.28%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (9.68%) Office 365
5 11 (5.91%) SaaS
6 10 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (5.38%) Amazon S3
7 7 (3.76%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.81%) Firewall
2 41 (22.04%) DNS
3 36 (19.35%) DHCP
4 26 (13.98%) VPN
5 24 (12.90%) NAS
6 23 (12.37%) TCP/IP
7 19 (10.22%) LAN
8 17 (9.14%) VLAN
9 13 (6.99%) WAN
10 11 (5.91%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (5.91%) Internet
11 10 (5.38%) IPsec
12 9 (4.84%) Network Security
13 6 (3.23%) DDNS
13 6 (3.23%) Wireless
14 5 (2.69%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (2.69%) VoIP
15 4 (2.15%) Cisco Wireless
15 4 (2.15%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.38%) Amazon Redshift
3 10 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.38%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.08%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.54%) DTS
7 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.08%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) Maven
General
1 24 (12.90%) Finance
2 19 (10.22%) Banking
3 5 (2.69%) Corporate Banking
3 5 (2.69%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.08%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (13.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (12.37%) Administrator
2 23 (12.37%) Analyst
2 23 (12.37%) Infrastructure Manager
3 21 (11.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (10.22%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.60%) Architect
5 16 (8.60%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (8.06%) Infrastructure Support
7 14 (7.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 14 (7.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 14 (7.53%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.99%) Technical Manager
9 12 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 12 (6.45%) Server Engineer
10 11 (5.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 11 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 11 (5.91%) DBA
10 11 (5.91%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) Middleware
2 3 (1.61%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.61%) POSIX
3 1 (0.54%) .NET
3 1 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.54%) REST
3 1 (0.54%) SOAP
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
3 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.04%) Data Centre
2 21 (11.29%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (10.75%) Clustering
4 19 (10.22%) NHS
5 15 (8.06%) Public Cloud
6 10 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (4.30%) iPad
8 6 (3.23%) EMC VNX
8 6 (3.23%) HP StoreVirtual
8 6 (3.23%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.15%) Driving Licence
10 4 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.08%) Replication
13 1 (0.54%) Blog
13 1 (0.54%) HP Storage
13 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 87 (46.77%) Windows
2 80 (43.01%) Linux
3 69 (37.10%) Windows Server
4 44 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (22.58%) Solaris
6 36 (19.35%) OpenVMS
7 35 (18.82%) Unix
7 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (6.45%) HPUX
9 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.76%) CentOS
11 4 (2.15%) AIX
11 4 (2.15%) Debian
11 4 (2.15%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.61%) SUSE
12 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.61%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.57%) ITIL
2 40 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (19.35%) Service Management
4 34 (18.28%) PRINCE2
5 29 (15.59%) Data Protection
6 25 (13.44%) ITSM
7 24 (12.90%) Programme Management
8 22 (11.83%) DevOps
9 16 (8.60%) High Availability
10 13 (6.99%) Load Balancing
11 12 (6.45%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.91%) Customer Engagement
12 11 (5.91%) ITIL V3
13 10 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (5.38%) Data Architecture
13 10 (5.38%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.38%) Line Management
13 10 (5.38%) Mentoring
13 10 (5.38%) Software Engineering
13 10 (5.38%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.12%) SQL
2 31 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.45%) Perl
3 12 (6.45%) Python
4 9 (4.84%) Ruby
4 9 (4.84%) VB
5 8 (4.30%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.76%) VBScript
7 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.61%) AWK
8 3 (1.61%) Korn
8 3 (1.61%) PHP
8 3 (1.61%) sed
9 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (19.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (16.13%) MCSE
3 23 (12.37%) Degree
4 20 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (10.22%) CCNA
6 14 (7.53%) MCITP
7 12 (6.45%) MCSA
8 9 (4.84%) EMC Certification
9 8 (4.30%) CCNP
10 6 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.61%) MCTS
12 3 (1.61%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.61%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.08%) CCIE
13 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.08%) MCP
13 2 (1.08%) RHCE
13 2 (1.08%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.38%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (41.40%) Active Directory
2 62 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (18.82%) Hyper-V
4 19 (10.22%) VMware ESX
5 14 (7.53%) Virtual Servers
6 13 (6.99%) vSphere
7 10 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (4.84%) Terminal Services
9 8 (4.30%) Docker
10 7 (3.76%) PowerHA
11 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.61%) XenApp
13 1 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (10.22%) SCOM
2 13 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.45%) Nagios
3 12 (6.45%) Puppet
4 10 (5.38%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.84%) AirWatch
5 9 (4.84%) WSUS
6 8 (4.30%) Ansible
6 8 (4.30%) SCDPM
7 7 (3.76%) CFEngine
7 7 (3.76%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (3.76%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.76%) ServiceCenter
8 6 (3.23%) SCCM
9 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (2.15%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.61%) Cacti
12 2 (1.08%) Cobbler
12 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 108 (58.06%) VMware
2 79 (42.47%) Microsoft
3 57 (30.65%) NetApp
4 53 (28.49%) Cisco
5 31 (16.67%) HP
6 27 (14.52%) Red Hat
7 24 (12.90%) EMC
8 23 (12.37%) Citrix
9 22 (11.83%) Oracle
10 15 (8.06%) IBM
11 10 (5.38%) 3PAR
12 9 (4.84%) Avaya
12 9 (4.84%) Software AG
13 8 (4.30%) Dell
13 8 (4.30%) Intel Security
13 8 (4.30%) Palo Alto
13 8 (4.30%) Symantec
14 7 (3.76%) Veeam
14 7 (3.76%) Veritas
15 6 (3.23%) Sun
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