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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 99 131 103
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -28
Permanent jobs citing SAN 167 136 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.53% 1.97% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.69% 13.78% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 143 97 157
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £26,900 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £62,500
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
1137 987 1328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.21% 14.26% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 873 763 1045
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 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 March 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 +24 94 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Cheshire +13 41 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Merseyside +14 17 £37,500 -40.94% 2
Lancashire +7 10 £47,500 +58.33% 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 251 (75.83%) Windows
2 232 (70.09%) VMware
3 179 (54.08%) Microsoft
4 147 (44.41%) Active Directory
5 140 (42.30%) MS Exchange
6 135 (40.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 130 (39.27%) Cisco
8 113 (34.14%) HP
9 112 (33.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 110 (33.23%) Hyper-V
11 104 (31.42%) NetApp
12 97 (29.31%) Citrix
13 92 (27.79%) NAS
14 87 (26.28%) DNS
15 85 (25.68%) Linux
16 84 (25.38%) ITIL
17 83 (25.08%) MS Excel
18 80 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 80 (24.17%) Firewall
19 78 (23.56%) EMC
19 78 (23.56%) Microsoft Certification
20 77 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
21 73 (22.05%) TCP/IP
22 68 (20.54%) DHCP
23 66 (19.94%) SQL Server
24 65 (19.64%) MCSE
24 65 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
25 61 (18.43%) PowerShell
26 60 (18.13%) Symantec
27 58 (17.52%) WAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 140 (42.30%) MS Exchange
2 65 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (17.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 51 (15.41%) IIS
5 45 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (9.67%) SharePoint
7 28 (8.46%) WebSphere
8 23 (6.95%) WebLogic
9 20 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (3.02%) Apache
10 10 (3.02%) Lync
11 9 (2.72%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.30%) SAS
14 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 83 (25.08%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.83%) MS Office
3 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.95%) Office 365
2 4 (1.21%) IaaS
2 4 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 92 (27.79%) NAS
2 87 (26.28%) DNS
3 80 (24.17%) Firewall
4 73 (22.05%) TCP/IP
5 68 (20.54%) DHCP
6 58 (17.52%) WAN
7 57 (17.22%) LAN
8 52 (15.71%) VPN
9 28 (8.46%) VoIP
10 23 (6.95%) SMTP
11 21 (6.34%) Wireless
11 21 (6.34%) iSCSI
12 16 (4.83%) NetScaler
12 16 (4.83%) Ethernet
13 14 (4.23%) VLAN
14 10 (3.02%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (2.72%) Broadband
15 9 (2.72%) IPv4
16 8 (2.42%) FTP
16 8 (2.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.76%) DB2
3 26 (7.85%) Oracle Database
4 23 (6.95%) Relational Database
4 23 (6.95%) Oracle Exadata
4 23 (6.95%) RDBMS
5 13 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.81%) MySQL
8 5 (1.51%) Ingres
9 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.30%) Big Data
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 47 (14.20%) Finance
2 8 (2.42%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.51%) Retail
5 4 (1.21%) Back Office
6 3 (0.91%) Billing
7 2 (0.60%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 60 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (13.90%) Support Engineer
3 43 (12.99%) 3rd Line Support
4 40 (12.08%) Architect
5 39 (11.78%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (7.85%) Consultant
7 25 (7.55%) Server Engineer
8 24 (7.25%) Infrastructure Architect
8 24 (7.25%) Technical Support
9 23 (6.95%) Infrastructure Manager
9 23 (6.95%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 21 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 18 (5.44%) Administrator
12 17 (5.14%) Technical Engineer
13 16 (4.83%) Technical Support Engineer
14 15 (4.53%) Analyst
14 15 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (4.23%) Server Support
15 14 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
16 13 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.95%) WebSphere MQ
1 23 (6.95%) Middleware
2 20 (6.04%) .NET
3 14 (4.23%) Web Services
4 3 (0.91%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.30%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.30%) RESTful
5 1 (0.30%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.30%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) EDI
5 1 (0.30%) COM
5 1 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.50%) Clustering
2 27 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.95%) FlexPod
4 9 (2.72%) Replication
5 5 (1.51%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.51%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.51%) AS400
6 4 (1.21%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.21%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.21%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.91%) CLARiiON
7 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.60%) Open Source
8 2 (0.60%) iPad
8 2 (0.60%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.30%) PDA
9 1 (0.30%) Derivative
9 1 (0.30%) Statistics
9 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 251 (75.83%) Windows
2 112 (33.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (25.68%) Linux
4 80 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 77 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (14.20%) Windows 8
7 44 (13.29%) Windows 7
8 30 (9.06%) AIX
8 30 (9.06%) HPUX
8 30 (9.06%) Solaris
9 27 (8.16%) Windows XP
10 26 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (6.95%) zOS
11 23 (6.95%) SUSE
11 23 (6.95%) OS/400
12 16 (4.83%) UNIX
13 9 (2.72%) Android
14 7 (2.11%) CentOS
14 7 (2.11%) Debian
15 6 (1.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.38%) ITIL
2 38 (11.48%) Coaching
3 37 (11.18%) Business Continuity
4 35 (10.57%) Mentoring
5 32 (9.67%) Migration
6 28 (8.46%) Infrastructure Management
7 21 (6.34%) Load Balancing
8 20 (6.04%) Problem Management
8 20 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (5.44%) Service Management
10 12 (3.63%) Change Management
11 10 (3.02%) Project Management
11 10 (3.02%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (3.02%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (2.72%) Incident Management
13 7 (2.11%) Information Security
13 7 (2.11%) Configuration Management
13 7 (2.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 61 (18.43%) PowerShell
2 42 (12.69%) SQL
3 21 (6.34%) Perl
4 20 (6.04%) VB
5 18 (5.44%) VB.NET
6 12 (3.63%) VBScript
7 5 (1.51%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.91%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 78 (23.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (19.64%) MCSE
3 38 (11.48%) MCITP
4 37 (11.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 34 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (10.27%) CCNA
6 30 (9.06%) Citrix Certification
7 27 (8.16%) CCA
8 22 (6.65%) Degree
9 18 (5.44%) MCTS
10 15 (4.53%) MCSA
11 13 (3.93%) NCDA
12 12 (3.63%) MCP
13 7 (2.11%) CCNP
14 6 (1.81%) JNCIA
15 5 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.60%) MCPD
16 2 (0.60%) RHCE
16 2 (0.60%) NCIE
16 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 147 (44.41%) Active Directory
2 135 (40.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (33.23%) Hyper-V
4 54 (16.31%) XenDesktop
5 47 (14.20%) XenApp
6 46 (13.90%) vSphere
7 23 (6.95%) VMware ESX
7 23 (6.95%) KVM
8 17 (5.14%) XenServer
9 15 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.72%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.51%) vCloud
12 3 (0.91%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.91%) Kamailio
13 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.30%) Samba
14 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 23 (6.95%) Tivoli
2 20 (6.04%) SCCM
3 19 (5.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 19 (5.74%) Backup Exec
4 17 (5.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 12 (3.63%) SCOM
6 9 (2.72%) SCOrch
7 7 (2.11%) SCVMM
7 7 (2.11%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.81%) SCSM
8 6 (1.81%) XenMobile
9 5 (1.51%) Nagios
9 5 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.21%) WSUS
10 4 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.91%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 232 (70.09%) VMware
2 179 (54.08%) Microsoft
3 130 (39.27%) Cisco
4 113 (34.14%) HP
5 104 (31.42%) NetApp
6 97 (29.31%) Citrix
7 78 (23.56%) EMC
8 60 (18.13%) Symantec
9 53 (16.01%) IBM
10 41 (12.39%) CheckPoint
11 37 (11.18%) Oracle
12 35 (10.57%) Dell
13 33 (9.97%) Juniper
14 32 (9.67%) Red Hat
15 27 (8.16%) Brocade
16 23 (6.95%) BMC
16 23 (6.95%) CA
17 21 (6.34%) Wyse
18 18 (5.44%) IronPort
18 18 (5.44%) 3PAR
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