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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 82 140 87
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -53
Permanent jobs citing SAN 201 113 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.89% 1.54% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.04% 10.54% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 161 82 193
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £47,250 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year
- -1.84%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1003 1072 1080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.41% 14.65% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 847 908 946
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +30 75 £33,500 -4.28% 14
Cheshire +42 59 £40,000 - 10
Merseyside +35 55 £52,500 -25.00% 1
Lancashire -17 12 £32,500 +12.06% 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 209 (58.38%) Windows
2 195 (54.47%) VMware
3 146 (40.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 129 (36.03%) Microsoft
5 125 (34.92%) ITIL
6 119 (33.24%) Active Directory
7 114 (31.84%) Cisco
8 110 (30.73%) Citrix
9 107 (29.89%) EMC
10 102 (28.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 100 (27.93%) MS Exchange
12 99 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 89 (24.86%) NAS
14 84 (23.46%) NetApp
15 74 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 74 (20.67%) HP
16 73 (20.39%) MS Excel
17 69 (19.27%) WAN
18 67 (18.72%) SQL Server
19 65 (18.16%) Hyper-V
19 65 (18.16%) vSphere
20 63 (17.60%) Finance
21 61 (17.04%) SLA
22 58 (16.20%) SQL
23 57 (15.92%) Problem Management
24 56 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
25 54 (15.08%) LAN
25 54 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
26 53 (14.80%) CCNA
27 52 (14.53%) MCSE

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 100 (27.93%) MS Exchange
2 48 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.98%) IIS
6 10 (2.79%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.23%) Lync
8 7 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.68%) Apache
10 5 (1.40%) TPMS
10 5 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.40%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
14 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 73 (20.39%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.59%) MS Office
3 8 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.31%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (4.75%) Office 365
3 5 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 89 (24.86%) NAS
2 69 (19.27%) WAN
3 54 (15.08%) LAN
4 52 (14.53%) Firewall
5 43 (12.01%) DNS
6 37 (10.34%) TCP/IP
7 31 (8.66%) DHCP
8 29 (8.10%) VPN
9 18 (5.03%) VoIP
10 16 (4.47%) iSCSI
10 16 (4.47%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (4.47%) Internet
11 13 (3.63%) NetScaler
12 9 (2.51%) VLAN
13 6 (1.68%) DMZ
14 5 (1.40%) SMTP
14 5 (1.40%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (1.12%) Network Security
15 4 (1.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.07%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.51%) RDBMS
5 9 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.68%) MySQL
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.56%) Big Data
7 2 (0.56%) DB2
7 2 (0.56%) OLAP
7 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 63 (17.60%) Finance
2 24 (6.70%) Marketing
3 13 (3.63%) Banking
4 7 (1.96%) Advertising
4 7 (1.96%) Publishing
5 4 (1.12%) Retail
6 3 (0.84%) Games
6 3 (0.84%) Law
6 3 (0.84%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (10.06%) Analyst
3 33 (9.22%) Consultant
4 30 (8.38%) Technical Specialist
5 27 (7.54%) Support Engineer
6 24 (6.70%) Storage Specialist
7 19 (5.31%) DBA
7 19 (5.31%) SQL DBA
8 17 (4.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 16 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
10 15 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (4.19%) Infrastructure Manager
10 15 (4.19%) SQL Server DBA
10 15 (4.19%) IT Support
11 14 (3.91%) Technical Manager
11 14 (3.91%) Team Leader
12 13 (3.63%) Administrator
13 12 (3.35%) VMware Consultant
13 12 (3.35%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (3.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.79%) Middleware
1 10 (2.79%) .NET
2 7 (1.96%) Web Services
3 4 (1.12%) CSS
3 4 (1.12%) HTML
4 3 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.56%) COM
5 2 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.28%) LAMP
6 1 (0.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.13%) Replication
2 36 (10.06%) Clustering
3 33 (9.22%) CLARiiON
4 23 (6.42%) Symmetrix DMX
5 21 (5.87%) Client/Server
5 21 (5.87%) Firmware
5 21 (5.87%) EMC Centera
6 20 (5.59%) Computer Science
7 17 (4.75%) e-Health
8 10 (2.79%) Fat Client
8 10 (2.79%) Thin Client
9 9 (2.51%) iPhone
10 8 (2.23%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.96%) GIS
12 5 (1.40%) EqualLogic
13 3 (0.84%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.84%) Celerra
14 2 (0.56%) CMDB
14 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 209 (58.38%) Windows
2 102 (28.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 99 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (12.57%) Linux
6 40 (11.17%) Windows XP
7 28 (7.82%) Windows 7
8 20 (5.59%) AIX
9 18 (5.03%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.19%) Solaris
10 15 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (3.91%) UNIX
12 13 (3.63%) Windows 2000
13 11 (3.07%) Windows NT
13 11 (3.07%) MVS
13 11 (3.07%) zOS
14 8 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.68%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.40%) HPUX
17 4 (1.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (34.92%) ITIL
2 57 (15.92%) Problem Management
3 42 (11.73%) Change Management
4 35 (9.78%) Capacity Management
4 35 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (9.22%) Performance Tuning
6 32 (8.94%) Business Continuity
7 31 (8.66%) Change Control
8 28 (7.82%) Capacity Planning
9 27 (7.54%) Project Management
10 25 (6.98%) Service Management
10 25 (6.98%) Migration
11 24 (6.70%) Asset Management
12 20 (5.59%) Service Delivery
13 17 (4.75%) Configuration Management
14 15 (4.19%) Technical Architecture
15 13 (3.63%) Risk Management
15 13 (3.63%) Performance Management
16 12 (3.35%) Infrastructure Management
16 12 (3.35%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 58 (16.20%) SQL
2 36 (10.06%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.63%) T-SQL
4 12 (3.35%) Perl
5 6 (1.68%) VBScript
6 5 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.84%) Python
8 3 (0.84%) VB
9 2 (0.56%) Java
10 1 (0.28%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 74 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (14.80%) CCNA
4 52 (14.53%) MCSE
5 46 (12.85%) Degree
6 42 (11.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (7.54%) MCTS
8 26 (7.26%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (6.70%) MCSA
9 24 (6.70%) CCA
10 23 (6.42%) MCP
11 17 (4.75%) MCITP
12 15 (4.19%) NCDA
13 13 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (2.23%) CCNP
15 5 (1.40%) VCAP
16 4 (1.12%) A+ Certification
16 4 (1.12%) CCIE
17 3 (0.84%) CCEE
17 3 (0.84%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (17.04%) SLA
2 10 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.23%) QA
4 6 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) BS7799
System Software
1 146 (40.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (33.24%) Active Directory
3 65 (18.16%) Hyper-V
3 65 (18.16%) vSphere
4 43 (12.01%) VMware ESX
5 41 (11.45%) XenApp
6 31 (8.66%) XenDesktop
7 29 (8.10%) vCloud
8 26 (7.26%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (6.70%) Terminal Services
9 24 (6.70%) VMware Server
10 18 (5.03%) VMFS
11 11 (3.07%) XenServer
12 10 (2.79%) LiteSpeed
12 10 (2.79%) MetaFrame
13 8 (2.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (1.12%) Squid
15 2 (0.56%) KVM
16 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (7.82%) SCCM
2 23 (6.42%) Tivoli
3 19 (5.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 19 (5.31%) Backup Exec
4 14 (3.91%) SCOM
5 11 (3.07%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.68%) WSUS
7 6 (1.68%) HP SIM
8 5 (1.40%) Nagios
9 4 (1.12%) OpenNMS
9 4 (1.12%) Puppet
9 4 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.28%) Legato
11 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 195 (54.47%) VMware
2 129 (36.03%) Microsoft
3 114 (31.84%) Cisco
4 110 (30.73%) Citrix
5 107 (29.89%) EMC
6 84 (23.46%) NetApp
7 74 (20.67%) HP
8 42 (11.73%) Symantec
9 30 (8.38%) Apple
10 29 (8.10%) IBM
11 25 (6.98%) Dell
12 23 (6.42%) Red Hat
13 21 (5.87%) CA
13 21 (5.87%) Brocade
14 19 (5.31%) Oracle
15 13 (3.63%) McAfee
16 12 (3.35%) ProCurve
17 11 (3.07%) Juniper
18 8 (2.23%) Sophos
19 7 (1.96%) AppSense
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