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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 100 112 111
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs citing SAN 169 153 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.61% 2.18% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 14.09% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 139 109 133
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £71,700 £62,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
1127 1086 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.38% 15.45% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 835 1048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 +22 93 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Cheshire 0 41 £45,000 +19.99% 8
Merseyside +7 17 £37,500 -40.94% 4
Lancashire +4 15 £45,000 +57.89%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 241 (76.51%) Windows
2 223 (70.79%) VMware
3 171 (54.29%) Microsoft
4 130 (41.27%) Active Directory
5 127 (40.32%) MS Exchange
6 126 (40.00%) Cisco
7 119 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 114 (36.19%) HP
9 105 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 95 (30.16%) NetApp
11 93 (29.52%) Hyper-V
12 91 (28.89%) Firewall
13 84 (26.67%) Citrix
14 80 (25.40%) DNS
15 77 (24.44%) Linux
16 76 (24.13%) ITIL
16 76 (24.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 75 (23.81%) SQL Server
18 72 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
18 72 (22.86%) NAS
19 71 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
20 70 (22.22%) EMC
20 70 (22.22%) DHCP
20 70 (22.22%) MS Excel
21 68 (21.59%) TCP/IP
21 68 (21.59%) Exchange Server 2010
22 61 (19.37%) VPN
23 59 (18.73%) MCSE
24 57 (18.10%) LAN
25 54 (17.14%) IBM

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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
1 127 (40.32%) MS Exchange
2 68 (21.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 44 (13.97%) IIS
5 34 (10.79%) SharePoint
5 34 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 27 (8.57%) WebSphere
7 22 (6.98%) WebLogic
8 20 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (3.49%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (2.54%) Apache
11 6 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.90%) Lync
12 2 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 70 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.44%) MS Office
3 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.94%) Office 365
2 7 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (28.89%) Firewall
2 80 (25.40%) DNS
3 72 (22.86%) NAS
4 70 (22.22%) DHCP
5 68 (21.59%) TCP/IP
6 61 (19.37%) VPN
7 57 (18.10%) LAN
8 50 (15.87%) WAN
9 26 (8.25%) VoIP
9 26 (8.25%) Wireless
10 19 (6.03%) VLAN
11 17 (5.40%) Ethernet
12 16 (5.08%) iSCSI
13 14 (4.44%) SMTP
14 12 (3.81%) FTP
14 12 (3.81%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (3.49%) IPv4
16 10 (3.17%) BGP
17 9 (2.86%) ADSL
17 9 (2.86%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.89%) DB2
3 23 (7.30%) Oracle Database
4 22 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 22 (6.98%) RDBMS
4 22 (6.98%) Oracle Exadata
5 17 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.59%) Ingres
8 4 (1.27%) MySQL
9 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.63%) Big Data
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) ERwin
General
1 42 (13.33%) Finance
2 11 (3.49%) Retail
3 7 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.59%) Back Office
4 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.27%) Banking
6 3 (0.95%) Billing
7 2 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 58 (18.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 43 (13.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 37 (11.75%) Architect
5 35 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 24 (7.62%) Technical Support
7 23 (7.30%) Infrastructure Architect
7 23 (7.30%) Infrastructure Manager
8 22 (6.98%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 21 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 21 (6.67%) Server Engineer
10 19 (6.03%) Administrator
11 16 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (5.08%) Technical Support Engineer
11 16 (5.08%) Consultant
11 16 (5.08%) Technical Engineer
12 15 (4.76%) Analyst
13 14 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (4.13%) Server Support
14 13 (4.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.98%) WebSphere MQ
1 22 (6.98%) Middleware
1 22 (6.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 13 (4.13%) Web Services
3 12 (3.81%) .NET
4 3 (0.95%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.63%) COM
5 2 (0.63%) EDI
6 1 (0.32%) RESTful
6 1 (0.32%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.32%) SOAP
6 1 (0.32%) XML
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.65%) Clustering
2 29 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.98%) FlexPod
4 11 (3.49%) Replication
5 5 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.59%) AS400
6 4 (1.27%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.27%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.27%) LPAR
7 3 (0.95%) CLARiiON
7 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.63%) HP Superdome
8 2 (0.63%) Open Source
8 2 (0.63%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.32%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.32%) iPad
9 1 (0.32%) PDA
9 1 (0.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 241 (76.51%) Windows
2 105 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (24.44%) Linux
4 76 (24.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (15.24%) Windows 8
7 45 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 31 (9.84%) AIX
8 31 (9.84%) HPUX
8 31 (9.84%) Solaris
9 24 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (7.30%) Windows XP
11 22 (6.98%) SUSE
11 22 (6.98%) OS/400
11 22 (6.98%) zOS
12 20 (6.35%) UNIX
13 11 (3.49%) Android
14 8 (2.54%) Mac OS X
15 7 (2.22%) CentOS
16 6 (1.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.13%) ITIL
2 39 (12.38%) Mentoring
3 38 (12.06%) Business Continuity
4 35 (11.11%) Coaching
5 26 (8.25%) Infrastructure Management
6 24 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (6.98%) Migration
8 20 (6.35%) Change Management
8 20 (6.35%) Service Management
9 18 (5.71%) Problem Management
10 13 (4.13%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (4.13%) Project Management
10 13 (4.13%) Incident Management
10 13 (4.13%) Software Delivery
11 11 (3.49%) Load Balancing
12 10 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (2.86%) PRINCE2
13 9 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 53 (16.83%) PowerShell
2 41 (13.02%) SQL
3 19 (6.03%) VB
4 15 (4.76%) VBScript
5 13 (4.13%) Perl
6 10 (3.17%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.90%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.95%) PHP
8 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (18.73%) MCSE
3 40 (12.70%) MCITP
4 34 (10.79%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (10.79%) CCNA
5 31 (9.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (6.03%) CCA
7 19 (6.03%) MCTS
7 19 (6.03%) Degree
8 15 (4.76%) MCP
9 12 (3.81%) NCDA
10 9 (2.86%) MCSA
10 9 (2.86%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.22%) CCNP
12 5 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.27%) MCPD
13 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.17%) SLA
2 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 130 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 119 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (29.52%) Hyper-V
4 51 (16.19%) XenDesktop
5 38 (12.06%) XenApp
6 36 (11.43%) vSphere
7 22 (6.98%) KVM
7 22 (6.98%) VMware ESX
8 16 (5.08%) XenServer
9 11 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.86%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.95%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.95%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.63%) Samba
14 1 (0.32%) Kamailio
14 1 (0.32%) vCloud
14 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.32%) NFS
14 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (6.98%) Tivoli
2 18 (5.71%) Backup Exec
2 18 (5.71%) SCCM
3 11 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (3.17%) SCOM
4 10 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (2.86%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.22%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.90%) SCSM
8 5 (1.59%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.95%) Nagios
9 3 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.63%) WSUS
10 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 223 (70.79%) VMware
2 171 (54.29%) Microsoft
3 126 (40.00%) Cisco
4 114 (36.19%) HP
5 95 (30.16%) NetApp
6 84 (26.67%) Citrix
7 70 (22.22%) EMC
8 54 (17.14%) IBM
9 49 (15.56%) Symantec
10 40 (12.70%) CheckPoint
11 37 (11.75%) Juniper
12 36 (11.43%) Oracle
13 33 (10.48%) Dell
14 30 (9.52%) Red Hat
15 27 (8.57%) Brocade
16 22 (6.98%) BMC
16 22 (6.98%) CA
17 21 (6.67%) Wyse
18 17 (5.40%) 3PAR
19 10 (3.17%) IronPort
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