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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 132 110 118
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Permanent jobs citing SAN 99 169 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 2.60% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.35% 14.93% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 88 139 109
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £71,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
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
872 1132 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.41% 17.44% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 738 852 837
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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 -16 65 £43,000 +7.50% 10
Cheshire +3 18 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Merseyside +2 10 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Cumbria - 5 £35,000 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 190 (86.76%) Windows
2 128 (58.45%) VMware
3 101 (46.12%) Windows Server
4 96 (43.84%) Microsoft
5 91 (41.55%) SQL
6 90 (41.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (39.73%) Active Directory
8 78 (35.62%) SQL Server
8 78 (35.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 74 (33.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 61 (27.85%) Cisco
11 60 (27.40%) ITIL
12 54 (24.66%) Citrix
13 53 (24.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 53 (24.20%) PowerShell
14 52 (23.74%) Firewall
15 50 (22.83%) Linux
16 49 (22.37%) MS Exchange
17 46 (21.00%) HP
18 44 (20.09%) DNS
19 42 (19.18%) High Availability
20 41 (18.72%) IIS
20 41 (18.72%) Windows Server 2003
21 40 (18.26%) DHCP
21 40 (18.26%) Disaster Recovery
22 39 (17.81%) Finance
22 39 (17.81%) Hyper-V
23 37 (16.89%) SQL Server 2008
23 37 (16.89%) Performance Monitoring
24 36 (16.44%) Replication

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 49 (22.37%) MS Exchange
2 41 (18.72%) IIS
3 23 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (7.31%) Confluence
4 16 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (4.57%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.28%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.83%) Apache
9 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.37%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.91%) nginx
10 2 (0.91%) Node.js
11 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.46%) JBoss
11 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (10.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.20%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Line 500
2 2 (0.91%) FastStats
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.46%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.59%) IaaS
2 18 (8.22%) PaaS
3 16 (7.31%) Office 365
4 15 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.91%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.91%) SaaS
7 1 (0.46%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (23.74%) Firewall
2 44 (20.09%) DNS
3 40 (18.26%) DHCP
4 31 (14.16%) LAN
4 31 (14.16%) NAS
4 31 (14.16%) VoIP
5 29 (13.24%) WAN
6 25 (11.42%) VPN
7 22 (10.05%) TCP/IP
8 19 (8.68%) Wireless
9 17 (7.76%) Internet
10 12 (5.48%) Ethernet
11 10 (4.57%) IP Telephony
12 9 (4.11%) IPsec
13 7 (3.20%) Broadband
13 7 (3.20%) IPv4
14 6 (2.74%) DDNS
15 5 (2.28%) iSCSI
15 5 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (1.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (35.62%) SQL Server
2 37 (16.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (12.79%) DTS
3 28 (12.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (11.42%) SQL Server 2000
4 25 (11.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (10.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.37%) MySQL
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.46%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 16 (7.31%) JIRA
2 3 (1.37%) ERwin
3 1 (0.46%) Ant
3 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (17.81%) Finance
2 18 (8.22%) Banking
3 15 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.28%) Law
5 5 (2.28%) Marketing
6 3 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.37%) Retail
7 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (13.24%) Administrator
2 29 (13.24%) DBA
2 29 (13.24%) SQL DBA
3 25 (11.42%) Analyst
4 23 (10.50%) SQL Server DBA
5 22 (10.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 21 (9.59%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (9.13%) Server Engineer
8 18 (8.22%) Support Engineer
8 18 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (7.76%) IT Manager
9 17 (7.76%) Technical Support
10 16 (7.31%) Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (7.31%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (6.39%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 14 (6.39%) Team Leader
12 14 (6.39%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (5.02%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.85%) .NET
2 6 (2.74%) Web Services
3 4 (1.83%) Middleware
4 3 (1.37%) LAMP
5 2 (0.91%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.91%) CSS
5 2 (0.91%) HTML
5 2 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (0.91%) RESTful
5 2 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.91%) XML
6 1 (0.46%) Gearman
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.46%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.44%) Replication
2 32 (14.61%) Data Centre
3 20 (9.13%) Clustering
4 16 (7.31%) Wiki
5 14 (6.39%) HP StoreVirtual
6 11 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (4.57%) CLARiiON
7 10 (4.57%) EMC VNX
8 8 (3.65%) Driving Licence
8 8 (3.65%) VCE vBlock
9 7 (3.20%) Celerra
9 7 (3.20%) Symmetrix
10 6 (2.74%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.74%) EqualLogic
10 6 (2.74%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.74%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (2.74%) User Experience
11 5 (2.28%) Informatics
12 4 (1.83%) CCTV
12 4 (1.83%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 190 (86.76%) Windows
2 101 (46.12%) Windows Server
3 90 (41.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (35.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (22.83%) Linux
6 41 (18.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (8.22%) Unix
8 15 (6.85%) Windows 7
9 14 (6.39%) Solaris
10 12 (5.48%) Mac OS X
11 7 (3.20%) CentOS
12 6 (2.74%) Debian
12 6 (2.74%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.28%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.37%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.91%) Android
17 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.40%) ITIL
2 42 (19.18%) High Availability
3 40 (18.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (16.89%) Performance Monitoring
5 34 (15.53%) Capacity Planning
6 29 (13.24%) Project Management
7 28 (12.79%) Performance Analysis
8 27 (12.33%) Change Management
9 22 (10.05%) Infrastructure Management
9 22 (10.05%) Mentoring
10 17 (7.76%) Incident Management
11 16 (7.31%) Converged Infrastructure
12 14 (6.39%) Service Delivery
13 13 (5.94%) Change Control
13 13 (5.94%) ITIL V3
13 13 (5.94%) PRINCE2
14 11 (5.02%) Business Continuity
14 11 (5.02%) TOGAF
15 10 (4.57%) Information Security
16 9 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 91 (41.55%) SQL
2 53 (24.20%) PowerShell
3 31 (14.16%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.57%) VBScript
5 8 (3.65%) PHP
6 7 (3.20%) VB
7 3 (1.37%) C#
7 3 (1.37%) Ruby
7 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.46%) Java
9 1 (0.46%) Perl
9 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (24.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (14.61%) MCSE
3 25 (11.42%) CCNA
3 25 (11.42%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (8.68%) MCSA
6 17 (7.76%) Degree
7 15 (6.85%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (5.02%) MCP
9 10 (4.57%) MCITP
9 10 (4.57%) SC Cleared
9 10 (4.57%) Security Cleared
10 5 (2.28%) MCTS
10 5 (2.28%) NCDA
11 3 (1.37%) CCA
11 3 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.91%) HNC
13 1 (0.46%) CCNP
13 1 (0.46%) CISSP
13 1 (0.46%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) SLA
2 12 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.37%) QA
5 1 (0.46%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (39.73%) Active Directory
2 74 (33.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (17.81%) Hyper-V
4 27 (12.33%) XenApp
5 16 (7.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (6.39%) vSphere
7 11 (5.02%) Terminal Services
8 9 (4.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (3.20%) SRDF
9 7 (3.20%) Xen
9 7 (3.20%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.83%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.83%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.37%) XenServer
12 2 (0.91%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.91%) KVM
12 2 (0.91%) oVirt
12 2 (0.91%) Postfix
12 2 (0.91%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (11.87%) LiteSpeed
2 24 (10.96%) SCOM
3 22 (10.05%) SCCM
4 21 (9.59%) Nagios
5 20 (9.13%) SCOrch
6 16 (7.31%) EdgeSight
7 12 (5.48%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (4.57%) cPanel
8 10 (4.57%) Plesk
9 9 (4.11%) NetBackup
10 8 (3.65%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (2.74%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (1.83%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.83%) SCVMM
13 3 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.91%) Cacti
14 2 (0.91%) Puppet
14 2 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (58.45%) VMware
2 96 (43.84%) Microsoft
3 61 (27.85%) Cisco
4 54 (24.66%) Citrix
5 46 (21.00%) HP
6 28 (12.79%) EMC
7 27 (12.33%) NetApp
8 16 (7.31%) 3PAR
9 14 (6.39%) Brocade
9 14 (6.39%) CheckPoint
9 14 (6.39%) Oracle
9 14 (6.39%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.11%) Dell
11 8 (3.65%) Remedy
11 8 (3.65%) Veeam
12 6 (2.74%) Apple
12 6 (2.74%) IBM
12 6 (2.74%) Lotus
12 6 (2.74%) SAP
12 6 (2.74%) Symantec
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus on call, bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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