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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 98 129 105
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -24
Permanent jobs citing SAN 188 121 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.57% 1.81% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.84% 12.64% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 149 105 145
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,817 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,250 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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
998 957 1041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.63% 14.29% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 831 777 867
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,550 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £65,000
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +10 91 £33,500 -12.98% 14
Cheshire +12 48 £42,500 -15.00% 8
Merseyside +24 32 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Lancashire -8 6 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Cumbria - 6 £42,500 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 241 (63.76%) Windows
2 206 (54.50%) VMware
3 154 (40.74%) Active Directory
4 141 (37.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 135 (35.71%) ITIL
6 131 (34.66%) Microsoft
7 127 (33.60%) Citrix
8 119 (31.48%) NAS
9 117 (30.95%) MS Exchange
10 112 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (28.84%) Cisco
11 109 (28.84%) HP
12 105 (27.78%) EMC
13 92 (24.34%) NetApp
14 91 (24.07%) Hyper-V
15 86 (22.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 81 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 70 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
18 68 (17.99%) SQL Server
19 66 (17.46%) vSphere
20 62 (16.40%) DNS
20 62 (16.40%) Finance
21 59 (15.61%) Clustering
21 59 (15.61%) TCP/IP
21 59 (15.61%) WAN
22 58 (15.34%) XenApp
23 57 (15.08%) Problem Management
23 57 (15.08%) MCSE
24 56 (14.81%) SLA
25 55 (14.55%) Change Management

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 51 (13.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (13.23%) IIS
4 48 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (8.47%) SharePoint
7 23 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (3.44%) Lync
9 10 (2.65%) Apache
10 8 (2.12%) Tomcat
10 8 (2.12%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.85%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.06%) TPMS
14 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 53 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.23%) MS Office
3 5 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.61%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (5.03%) Office 365
3 7 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.06%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 119 (31.48%) NAS
2 62 (16.40%) DNS
3 59 (15.61%) TCP/IP
3 59 (15.61%) WAN
4 49 (12.96%) LAN
5 44 (11.64%) Firewall
6 38 (10.05%) DHCP
7 26 (6.88%) VPN
8 24 (6.35%) NetScaler
9 23 (6.08%) VoIP
10 22 (5.82%) iSCSI
11 19 (5.03%) SMTP
11 19 (5.03%) Internet
12 8 (2.12%) SNMP
13 7 (1.85%) DMZ
13 7 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.59%) IPsec
15 5 (1.32%) VLAN
15 5 (1.32%) ADSL
15 5 (1.32%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (3.44%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.12%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (1.85%) DB2
8 6 (1.59%) MySQL
9 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.53%) OLAP
10 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 62 (16.40%) Finance
2 21 (5.56%) Marketing
3 10 (2.65%) Banking
4 7 (1.85%) Publishing
5 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.06%) Advertising
6 3 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Retail
7 2 (0.53%) Back Office
7 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (10.58%) Analyst
3 33 (8.73%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.14%) Consultant
5 25 (6.61%) Technical Specialist
6 21 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 18 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (4.50%) Storage Specialist
8 17 (4.50%) Team Leader
8 17 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
9 16 (4.23%) IT Support
9 16 (4.23%) Administrator
9 16 (4.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 15 (3.97%) Architect
10 15 (3.97%) SQL DBA
10 15 (3.97%) Citrix Engineer
10 15 (3.97%) DBA
10 15 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.44%) SQL Server DBA
11 13 (3.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.08%) .NET
2 7 (1.85%) Web Services
2 7 (1.85%) Middleware
2 7 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (0.53%) LAMP
3 2 (0.53%) HTML
3 2 (0.53%) COM
3 2 (0.53%) CSS
4 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.61%) Clustering
2 41 (10.85%) Replication
3 29 (7.67%) CLARiiON
4 21 (5.56%) Symmetrix DMX
4 21 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.29%) Client/Server
6 19 (5.03%) Management Information System
6 19 (5.03%) EMC Centera
7 18 (4.76%) e-Health
8 17 (4.50%) Computer Science
9 14 (3.70%) User Experience
10 7 (1.85%) FlexPod
10 7 (1.85%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.85%) iPhone
10 7 (1.85%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.59%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.79%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.79%) GIS
13 2 (0.53%) Symmetrix
13 2 (0.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 241 (63.76%) Windows
2 112 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (22.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 70 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (14.29%) Linux
6 38 (10.05%) Windows 7
7 32 (8.47%) Windows XP
8 28 (7.41%) UNIX
9 25 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (5.82%) AIX
11 21 (5.56%) HPUX
12 19 (5.03%) Windows 8
13 17 (4.50%) Solaris
14 14 (3.70%) Windows 2000
15 12 (3.17%) zOS
16 9 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (2.12%) SUSE
18 7 (1.85%) OS/400
19 6 (1.59%) Windows NT
20 5 (1.32%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (35.71%) ITIL
2 57 (15.08%) Problem Management
3 55 (14.55%) Change Management
4 46 (12.17%) Performance Tuning
5 37 (9.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (8.99%) Migration
7 32 (8.47%) Capacity Management
8 31 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
9 28 (7.41%) Business Continuity
9 28 (7.41%) Change Control
10 23 (6.08%) Asset Management
11 21 (5.56%) Service Management
12 20 (5.29%) Service Delivery
12 20 (5.29%) Load Balancing
13 19 (5.03%) Mentoring
14 16 (4.23%) Incident Management
14 16 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (3.97%) Project Management
16 14 (3.70%) Coaching
17 13 (3.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.02%) SQL
2 45 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 23 (6.08%) Perl
4 18 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 16 (4.23%) T-SQL
5 16 (4.23%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.06%) VBScript
6 4 (1.06%) VB
7 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) Python
8 1 (0.26%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 81 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (15.08%) MCSE
3 50 (13.23%) CCNA
3 50 (13.23%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (11.64%) Degree
5 42 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 34 (8.99%) Citrix Certification
7 33 (8.73%) CCA
8 32 (8.47%) MCITP
9 25 (6.61%) MCTS
10 22 (5.82%) MCSA
11 20 (5.29%) MCP
12 15 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.91%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 10 (2.65%) VCAP
15 8 (2.12%) SC Cleared
15 8 (2.12%) Security Cleared
16 6 (1.59%) NCDA
17 4 (1.06%) A+ Certification
18 2 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (14.81%) SLA
2 8 (2.12%) QA
3 6 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 141 (37.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (24.07%) Hyper-V
4 66 (17.46%) vSphere
5 58 (15.34%) XenApp
6 41 (10.85%) XenDesktop
6 41 (10.85%) VMware ESX
7 36 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (7.41%) Terminal Services
8 28 (7.41%) vCloud
9 26 (6.88%) Firmware
10 22 (5.82%) VMware Server
11 19 (5.03%) VMFS
12 12 (3.17%) MetaFrame
13 11 (2.91%) XenServer
14 10 (2.65%) LiteSpeed
14 10 (2.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (1.85%) KVM
16 2 (0.53%) Squid
17 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 32 (8.47%) SCCM
2 19 (5.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (4.50%) SCOM
4 16 (4.23%) Backup Exec
5 15 (3.97%) Tivoli
6 12 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (2.12%) NetBackup
7 8 (2.12%) Nagios
8 7 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (1.85%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.59%) OpenNMS
10 5 (1.32%) Puppet
10 5 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.06%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.79%) WSUS
12 3 (0.79%) Legato
13 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 206 (54.50%) VMware
2 131 (34.66%) Microsoft
3 127 (33.60%) Citrix
4 109 (28.84%) Cisco
4 109 (28.84%) HP
5 105 (27.78%) EMC
6 92 (24.34%) NetApp
7 50 (13.23%) Symantec
8 36 (9.52%) Dell
9 32 (8.47%) Red Hat
10 29 (7.67%) IBM
10 29 (7.67%) Apple
11 27 (7.14%) Brocade
12 26 (6.88%) CA
13 21 (5.56%) McAfee
14 19 (5.03%) Oracle
15 18 (4.76%) Juniper
16 12 (3.17%) CheckPoint
17 11 (2.91%) AppSense
18 10 (2.65%) Sophos
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Posted: 13 hours ago
North West
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 6k + 15% Bonus + Benefit
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
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FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus good benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £0000 - £1111 per annum
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Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + 17.5% bonus + bene
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Manchester
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Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
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Manchester
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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