The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 120 107 93
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Permanent jobs citing SAN 154 173 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 2.36% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.43% 12.82% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 108 139 159
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,800 £62,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1067 1349 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.85% 18.38% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1061 876
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% +5.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SAN
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 78 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Cheshire -24 44 £41,250 -0.60% 8
Merseyside +5 20 £63,500 -15.33% 2
Lancashire +12 14 £28,500 - 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 167 (62.08%) VMware
2 157 (58.36%) Windows
3 122 (45.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (42.01%) Cisco
5 112 (41.64%) Microsoft
6 99 (36.80%) ITIL
7 94 (34.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 89 (33.09%) Active Directory
9 86 (31.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (31.23%) MS Exchange
11 78 (29.00%) EMC
12 75 (27.88%) MS Excel
13 74 (27.51%) Citrix
14 66 (24.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 62 (23.05%) WAN
16 60 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
17 58 (21.56%) CCNA
17 58 (21.56%) Firewall
18 56 (20.82%) Hyper-V
19 53 (19.70%) SQL Server
20 52 (19.33%) Symantec
21 51 (18.96%) Finance
22 50 (18.59%) Exchange Server 2010
23 49 (18.22%) MCSE
24 45 (16.73%) LAN
24 45 (16.73%) vSphere
25 44 (16.36%) SQL
26 42 (15.61%) NAS
27 41 (15.24%) Linux
28 40 (14.87%) NetApp

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 84 (31.23%) MS Exchange
2 50 (18.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2007
3 35 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (6.69%) IIS
6 16 (5.95%) WebSphere
7 12 (4.46%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.97%) TPMS
8 8 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (2.23%) Apache
10 5 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.37%) SAS
13 1 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 75 (27.88%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.43%) MS Office
3 7 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.86%) Office 365
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (23.05%) WAN
2 58 (21.56%) Firewall
3 45 (16.73%) LAN
4 42 (15.61%) NAS
5 38 (14.13%) DNS
6 31 (11.52%) TCP/IP
7 29 (10.78%) DHCP
8 26 (9.67%) VPN
9 16 (5.95%) iSCSI
10 15 (5.58%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (5.58%) VLAN
11 11 (4.09%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (2.97%) Network Security
12 8 (2.97%) Internet
13 5 (1.86%) VoIP
13 5 (1.86%) IPsec
13 5 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (1.86%) Unified Communications
14 4 (1.49%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (5.20%) Oracle Database
5 12 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.46%) RDBMS
6 10 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.86%) MySQL
7 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.12%) Big Data
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.74%) DB2
9 2 (0.74%) OLAP
10 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 51 (18.96%) Finance
2 21 (7.81%) Banking
3 11 (4.09%) Retail
4 10 (3.72%) Law
5 7 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.86%) Marketing
7 3 (1.12%) Advertising
7 3 (1.12%) Games
7 3 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 33 (12.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (10.04%) Consultant
2 27 (10.04%) Support Engineer
3 23 (8.55%) Analyst
4 20 (7.43%) Architect
4 20 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.58%) Storage Specialist
7 14 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (4.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 13 (4.83%) Support Consultant
8 13 (4.83%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 13 (4.83%) Storage Engineer
8 13 (4.83%) Team Leader
8 13 (4.83%) Technical Specialist
8 13 (4.83%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
9 12 (4.46%) Administrator
10 11 (4.09%) Operations Manager
10 11 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.95%) Middleware
2 10 (3.72%) .NET
3 4 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (1.49%) HTML
3 4 (1.49%) Web Services
4 3 (1.12%) XML
4 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.12%) CSS
4 3 (1.12%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.74%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.74%) J2EE
6 1 (0.37%) COM
6 1 (0.37%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.01%) Replication
2 24 (8.92%) CLARiiON
3 14 (5.20%) Firmware
4 12 (4.46%) Clustering
5 11 (4.09%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.97%) Symmetrix DMX
6 8 (2.97%) GIS
6 8 (2.97%) EMC Centera
7 7 (2.60%) iPhone
8 4 (1.49%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.12%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.12%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.12%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.12%) Celerra
10 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.37%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.37%) VAX
11 1 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 157 (58.36%) Windows
2 94 (34.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 86 (31.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (15.24%) Linux
5 33 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (11.90%) Windows XP
7 25 (9.29%) Solaris
8 21 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (6.69%) AIX
10 17 (6.32%) Windows 7
11 16 (5.95%) Windows 8
12 15 (5.58%) Windows NT
13 14 (5.20%) zOS
14 12 (4.46%) Windows 2000
15 11 (4.09%) MVS
16 9 (3.35%) UNIX
17 8 (2.97%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (1.86%) HPUX
18 5 (1.86%) Mac OS
19 4 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (36.80%) ITIL
2 28 (10.41%) Service Management
2 28 (10.41%) Business Continuity
3 27 (10.04%) Problem Management
4 25 (9.29%) Project Management
4 25 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (7.06%) Migration
6 16 (5.95%) Technical Architecture
6 16 (5.95%) Infrastructure Management
6 16 (5.95%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.20%) Capacity Management
7 14 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.83%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.46%) Performance Management
10 11 (4.09%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.09%) Data Migration
11 10 (3.72%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.35%) Asset Management
12 9 (3.35%) Change Control
13 8 (2.97%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.36%) SQL
2 11 (4.09%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.35%) Perl
4 3 (1.12%) VBScript
4 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.12%) Python
5 2 (0.74%) Java
6 1 (0.37%) PHP
6 1 (0.37%) AppleScript
6 1 (0.37%) Ruby
6 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (24.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (21.56%) CCNA
4 49 (18.22%) MCSE
5 34 (12.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 31 (11.52%) Degree
7 29 (10.78%) MCTS
8 26 (9.67%) MCP
9 25 (9.29%) MCSA
10 23 (8.55%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (6.69%) MCITP
12 16 (5.95%) CCA
13 14 (5.20%) NCDA
14 9 (3.35%) CCNP
15 6 (2.23%) CCEE
15 6 (2.23%) Security Cleared
16 5 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.86%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.86%) NCIE
16 5 (1.86%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.38%) SLA
2 7 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) BS7799
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 122 (45.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (33.09%) Active Directory
3 56 (20.82%) Hyper-V
4 45 (16.73%) vSphere
5 29 (10.78%) VMware ESX
6 18 (6.69%) XenApp
7 11 (4.09%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.60%) vCloud
9 6 (2.23%) XenServer
9 6 (2.23%) Terminal Services
9 6 (2.23%) MetaFrame
10 5 (1.86%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.12%) Squid
12 2 (0.74%) KVM
12 2 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.74%) Postfix
12 2 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (11.15%) SCCM
1 30 (11.15%) Backup Exec
2 28 (10.41%) Tivoli
3 22 (8.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 22 (8.18%) NetBackup
4 20 (7.43%) SCOM
5 8 (2.97%) WSUS
6 6 (2.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.49%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.49%) Nagios
8 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.74%) OpenNMS
9 2 (0.74%) Puppet
9 2 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.74%) MOM
10 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 167 (62.08%) VMware
2 113 (42.01%) Cisco
3 112 (41.64%) Microsoft
4 78 (29.00%) EMC
5 74 (27.51%) Citrix
6 52 (19.33%) Symantec
7 40 (14.87%) NetApp
8 31 (11.52%) Brocade
9 30 (11.15%) HP
10 29 (10.78%) Oracle
11 27 (10.04%) IBM
12 25 (9.29%) Red Hat
13 16 (5.95%) McAfee
13 16 (5.95%) Dell
14 15 (5.58%) Juniper
15 14 (5.20%) CheckPoint
16 12 (4.46%) Hitachi
17 11 (4.09%) Sophos
18 7 (2.60%) Apple
19 5 (1.86%) Avaya
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