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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 111 90 139
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +49
Permanent jobs citing SAN 153 210 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.35% 2.94% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.16% 20.00% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 114 167 79
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £27,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,000 £51,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
947 1050 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.52% 14.68% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 763 888 881
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £53,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +18 90 £37,500 +11.94% 14
Merseyside -4 29 £37,500 -28.57% 5
Cheshire -43 21 £35,750 -1.37% 6
Lancashire -10 7 £43,750 +34.61%
Cumbria - 4 £45,000 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 252 (76.13%) Windows
2 229 (69.18%) VMware
3 164 (49.55%) Microsoft
4 137 (41.39%) Cisco
5 132 (39.88%) Active Directory
6 130 (39.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 108 (32.63%) MS Exchange
8 100 (30.21%) HP
9 99 (29.91%) SQL Server
10 98 (29.61%) Citrix
10 98 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 94 (28.40%) DNS
11 94 (28.40%) NetApp
12 91 (27.49%) ITIL
13 87 (26.28%) Hyper-V
14 82 (24.77%) Linux
14 82 (24.77%) Firewall
15 81 (24.47%) DHCP
16 77 (23.26%) EMC
17 76 (22.96%) NAS
18 73 (22.05%) Data Centre
19 69 (20.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 65 (19.64%) VPN
21 63 (19.03%) Exchange Server 2010
22 61 (18.43%) Microsoft Certification
23 60 (18.13%) LAN
24 57 (17.22%) IBM
25 56 (16.92%) WAN
26 54 (16.31%) TCP/IP
27 52 (15.71%) Oracle

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 108 (32.63%) MS Exchange
2 63 (19.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (9.97%) IIS
5 29 (8.76%) SharePoint
6 28 (8.46%) WebSphere
7 25 (7.55%) WebLogic
8 23 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.72%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (2.11%) NetWeaver
12 6 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.21%) Lync
13 4 (1.21%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.21%) Apache
14 3 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (13.60%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.44%) MS Office
3 10 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.51%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.57%) Office 365
2 26 (7.85%) IBM PureFlex
3 14 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.42%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.81%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.91%) IaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 94 (28.40%) DNS
2 82 (24.77%) Firewall
3 81 (24.47%) DHCP
4 76 (22.96%) NAS
5 65 (19.64%) VPN
6 60 (18.13%) LAN
7 56 (16.92%) WAN
8 54 (16.31%) TCP/IP
9 31 (9.37%) VoIP
10 28 (8.46%) VLAN
11 22 (6.65%) Ethernet
12 21 (6.34%) Wireless
13 20 (6.04%) iSCSI
14 16 (4.83%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (4.83%) Internet
15 13 (3.93%) FTP
16 12 (3.63%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (3.32%) VDSL
17 11 (3.32%) ADSL
17 11 (3.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (29.91%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.18%) DB2
3 31 (9.37%) Oracle Database
4 25 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (7.25%) Oracle Exadata
5 24 (7.25%) RDBMS
5 24 (7.25%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.81%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.21%) Ingres
10 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.91%) MySQL
12 2 (0.60%) DTS
12 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) ERwin
General
1 27 (8.16%) Finance
2 15 (4.53%) Retail
3 9 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.81%) Banking
6 5 (1.51%) Publishing
7 4 (1.21%) Legal
7 4 (1.21%) Back Office
8 3 (0.91%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (10.88%) Architect
3 32 (9.67%) Solutions Architect
4 31 (9.37%) Analyst
4 31 (9.37%) Support Engineer
5 30 (9.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 26 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 25 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 24 (7.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 23 (6.95%) Administrator
9 23 (6.95%) IT Manager
10 19 (5.74%) Project Manager
11 18 (5.44%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (4.53%) Consultant
14 14 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 14 (4.23%) Technical Support
15 13 (3.93%) Support Analyst
16 12 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
16 12 (3.63%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.16%) Middleware
2 24 (7.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 24 (7.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 14 (4.23%) Web Services
4 7 (2.11%) SAP Basis
5 6 (1.81%) EDI
6 3 (0.91%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.60%) .NET
7 2 (0.60%) COM
8 1 (0.30%) SOAP
8 1 (0.30%) J2EE
8 1 (0.30%) XML
8 1 (0.30%) RESTful
8 1 (0.30%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (0.30%) NHibernate
8 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 73 (22.05%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.46%) Clustering
3 27 (8.16%) FlexPod
4 24 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (6.04%) Replication
6 13 (3.93%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.72%) EMC VNX
8 8 (2.42%) Mainframe
9 7 (2.11%) LPAR
10 6 (1.81%) AS400
10 6 (1.81%) CLARiiON
11 5 (1.51%) EMC Centera
11 5 (1.51%) Symmetrix DMX
12 4 (1.21%) HP StoreVirtual
12 4 (1.21%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.91%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.91%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.91%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.91%) User Experience
14 2 (0.60%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 252 (76.13%) Windows
2 98 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (24.77%) Linux
4 69 (20.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (13.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (9.97%) AIX
6 33 (9.97%) Solaris
7 32 (9.67%) Windows 7
8 30 (9.06%) UNIX
8 30 (9.06%) HPUX
9 26 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (7.25%) SUSE
10 24 (7.25%) OS/400
10 24 (7.25%) zOS
11 23 (6.95%) Windows 8
12 18 (5.44%) Windows XP
13 11 (3.32%) Mac OS
14 10 (3.02%) Android
15 8 (2.42%) Mac OS X
16 7 (2.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.49%) ITIL
2 51 (15.41%) Business Continuity
3 46 (13.90%) Mentoring
4 44 (13.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (9.37%) Coaching
5 31 (9.37%) Infrastructure Management
6 27 (8.16%) Migration
7 26 (7.85%) Change Management
8 25 (7.55%) Project Management
9 24 (7.25%) Converged Infrastructure
10 19 (5.74%) Incident Management
10 19 (5.74%) Problem Management
11 18 (5.44%) Service Management
12 17 (5.14%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (4.83%) Change Control
13 16 (4.83%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (4.23%) Service Delivery
14 14 (4.23%) Asset Management
15 13 (3.93%) Risk Management
16 12 (3.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.20%) SQL
2 24 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.63%) VB
4 10 (3.02%) VBScript
5 4 (1.21%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.21%) LINC
6 2 (0.60%) C
6 2 (0.60%) Perl
6 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 61 (18.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (14.20%) MCSE
3 39 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (11.48%) CCNA
5 32 (9.67%) MCITP
6 31 (9.37%) Degree
7 29 (8.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (6.65%) MCTS
9 21 (6.34%) MCP
10 16 (4.83%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (3.93%) CCA
12 12 (3.63%) CCNP
13 11 (3.32%) MCSA
13 11 (3.32%) JNCIA
14 10 (3.02%) Security Cleared
14 10 (3.02%) NCDA
15 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
15 6 (1.81%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.04%) SLA
2 7 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (39.88%) Active Directory
2 130 (39.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (26.28%) Hyper-V
4 39 (11.78%) XenDesktop
5 34 (10.27%) vSphere
6 31 (9.37%) XenApp
7 25 (7.55%) VMware ESX
8 24 (7.25%) KVM
9 23 (6.95%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (3.93%) XenServer
11 8 (2.42%) VMware Server
12 7 (2.11%) Firmware
12 7 (2.11%) vCloud
13 6 (1.81%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.51%) SRDF
15 4 (1.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (1.21%) pfSense
16 3 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (8.16%) SCCM
2 24 (7.25%) Tivoli
3 13 (3.93%) Backup Exec
4 11 (3.32%) WSUS
5 7 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.11%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.51%) ARCserve
8 4 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.21%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.21%) SCOM
8 4 (1.21%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.91%) cPanel
9 3 (0.91%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.91%) Plesk
9 3 (0.91%) MOM
10 2 (0.60%) Nagios
10 2 (0.60%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.60%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 229 (69.18%) VMware
2 164 (49.55%) Microsoft
3 137 (41.39%) Cisco
4 100 (30.21%) HP
5 98 (29.61%) Citrix
6 94 (28.40%) NetApp
7 77 (23.26%) EMC
8 57 (17.22%) IBM
9 52 (15.71%) Oracle
10 42 (12.69%) Juniper
11 39 (11.78%) Red Hat
12 38 (11.48%) Symantec
12 38 (11.48%) Dell
13 30 (9.06%) CheckPoint
14 28 (8.46%) Brocade
15 24 (7.25%) BMC
15 24 (7.25%) CA
16 10 (3.02%) Hitachi
17 9 (2.72%) SonicWALL
18 8 (2.42%) SAP
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