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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 105 134 115
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -19
Permanent jobs citing SAN 176 112 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 1.67% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.77% 12.20% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 150 88 154
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
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
1192 918 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.30% 13.69% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 782 996
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +26 114 £35,000 +20.68% 10
Cheshire +42 52 £50,000 +53.84% 7
Cumbria -5 3 £32,500 +12.06%
Merseyside -12 3 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Lancashire -9 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 270 (74.59%) Windows
2 218 (60.22%) VMware
3 187 (51.66%) Active Directory
4 163 (45.03%) Microsoft
5 143 (39.50%) MS Exchange
6 132 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 128 (35.36%) Hyper-V
8 127 (35.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 123 (33.98%) Citrix
10 119 (32.87%) NAS
11 117 (32.32%) HP
12 112 (30.94%) ITIL
13 104 (28.73%) Cisco
14 100 (27.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 96 (26.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 91 (25.14%) DNS
17 89 (24.59%) TCP/IP
18 83 (22.93%) EMC
18 83 (22.93%) Windows Server 2012
19 80 (22.10%) NetApp
20 78 (21.55%) MCSE
21 77 (21.27%) Linux
22 76 (20.99%) MS Excel
23 74 (20.44%) Symantec
24 64 (17.68%) IIS
24 64 (17.68%) Clustering
24 64 (17.68%) XenApp
25 63 (17.40%) WAN
26 62 (17.13%) Firewall
27 60 (16.57%) LAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 143 (39.50%) MS Exchange
2 64 (17.68%) IIS
3 57 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 52 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (9.39%) SharePoint
7 19 (5.25%) Lync
8 16 (4.42%) WebLogic
8 16 (4.42%) WebSphere
9 15 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (3.59%) Apache
11 8 (2.21%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.93%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.55%) TPMS
13 2 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.28%) SAS
14 1 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 76 (20.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.49%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.42%) Office 365
2 11 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.38%) IaaS
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (32.87%) NAS
2 91 (25.14%) DNS
3 89 (24.59%) TCP/IP
4 63 (17.40%) WAN
5 62 (17.13%) Firewall
6 60 (16.57%) LAN
7 56 (15.47%) DHCP
8 36 (9.94%) VPN
8 36 (9.94%) SMTP
9 32 (8.84%) NetScaler
10 29 (8.01%) VoIP
11 27 (7.46%) iSCSI
12 10 (2.76%) Internet
12 10 (2.76%) Wireless
13 9 (2.49%) Ethernet
13 9 (2.49%) Unified Communications
14 8 (2.21%) SNMP
15 7 (1.93%) VLAN
15 7 (1.93%) IPsec
16 5 (1.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.35%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (4.42%) Oracle Exadata
4 16 (4.42%) DB2
4 16 (4.42%) RDBMS
4 16 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.21%) MySQL
7 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Big Data
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 58 (16.02%) Finance
2 13 (3.59%) Marketing
3 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.10%) Banking
6 3 (0.83%) Back Office
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Retail
7 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (9.12%) Support Engineer
3 31 (8.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 30 (8.29%) Analyst
4 30 (8.29%) Architect
4 30 (8.29%) Solutions Architect
5 28 (7.73%) Consultant
5 28 (7.73%) Server Engineer
6 22 (6.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 20 (5.52%) Citrix Engineer
8 16 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (4.42%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 15 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 14 (3.87%) Administrator
11 12 (3.31%) Technical Support
11 12 (3.31%) Server Support
11 12 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
11 12 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
11 12 (3.31%) Storage Engineer
11 12 (3.31%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.67%) .NET
2 16 (4.42%) WebSphere MQ
2 16 (4.42%) Middleware
3 15 (4.14%) Web Services
4 2 (0.55%) LAMP
5 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.68%) Clustering
2 27 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.80%) Replication
4 20 (5.52%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.42%) FlexPod
6 12 (3.31%) CLARiiON
7 8 (2.21%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.21%) User Experience
8 5 (1.38%) Symmetrix DMX
8 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.38%) EMC Centera
8 5 (1.38%) e-Health
9 3 (0.83%) iPad
10 2 (0.55%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.28%) IBM XIV
11 1 (0.28%) Open Source
11 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 270 (74.59%) Windows
2 127 (35.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (26.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 83 (22.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (21.27%) Linux
6 46 (12.71%) Windows 7
7 39 (10.77%) UNIX
8 36 (9.94%) Windows 8
8 36 (9.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (8.84%) HPUX
10 29 (8.01%) Windows XP
11 27 (7.46%) Solaris
12 22 (6.08%) AIX
13 17 (4.70%) SUSE
14 16 (4.42%) zOS
14 16 (4.42%) OS/400
15 7 (1.93%) Windows 2000
16 6 (1.66%) Android
16 6 (1.66%) Debian
16 6 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (30.94%) ITIL
2 41 (11.33%) Migration
3 38 (10.50%) Problem Management
4 35 (9.67%) Load Balancing
5 29 (8.01%) Business Continuity
5 29 (8.01%) Mentoring
6 28 (7.73%) Change Management
7 26 (7.18%) Coaching
8 25 (6.91%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (6.35%) Infrastructure Management
11 17 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (4.70%) Service Delivery
12 15 (4.14%) Incident Management
13 12 (3.31%) Service Management
13 12 (3.31%) Change Control
13 12 (3.31%) Capacity Management
14 11 (3.04%) High Availability
15 10 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.30%) PowerShell
2 41 (11.33%) SQL
3 38 (10.50%) Perl
4 32 (8.84%) VB.NET
5 16 (4.42%) Shell Script
6 13 (3.59%) VB
7 9 (2.49%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.49%) VBScript
8 3 (0.83%) PHP
9 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.28%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
10 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 100 (27.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (21.55%) MCSE
3 53 (14.64%) MCITP
4 43 (11.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 42 (11.60%) Citrix Certification
6 39 (10.77%) CCA
7 37 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (10.22%) CCNA
8 28 (7.73%) MCSA
8 28 (7.73%) Degree
9 24 (6.63%) MCTS
10 14 (3.87%) MCP
11 13 (3.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 10 (2.76%) VCAP
13 9 (2.49%) Security Cleared
13 9 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.49%) SC Cleared
14 6 (1.66%) NCDA
15 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 4 (1.10%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.08%) SLA
2 8 (2.21%) QA
3 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 187 (51.66%) Active Directory
2 132 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (35.36%) Hyper-V
4 64 (17.68%) XenApp
5 57 (15.75%) vSphere
6 48 (13.26%) XenDesktop
7 32 (8.84%) VMware ESX
8 24 (6.63%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (6.35%) Terminal Services
10 16 (4.42%) KVM
10 16 (4.42%) XenServer
11 13 (3.59%) vCloud
12 12 (3.31%) Firmware
12 12 (3.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (3.04%) MetaFrame
14 6 (1.66%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.66%) LiteSpeed
15 5 (1.38%) VMFS
16 3 (0.83%) Kamailio
17 2 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (9.12%) Norton AntiVirus
2 26 (7.18%) SCCM
3 24 (6.63%) Backup Exec
4 21 (5.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 19 (5.25%) SCOM
6 16 (4.42%) Tivoli
7 11 (3.04%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.21%) Nagios
8 8 (2.21%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.66%) OpenNMS
10 4 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (1.10%) WSUS
10 4 (1.10%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (1.10%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.83%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.83%) Puppet
12 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.55%) Cacti
Vendors
1 218 (60.22%) VMware
2 163 (45.03%) Microsoft
3 123 (33.98%) Citrix
4 117 (32.32%) HP
5 104 (28.73%) Cisco
6 83 (22.93%) EMC
7 80 (22.10%) NetApp
8 74 (20.44%) Symantec
9 41 (11.33%) Dell
10 39 (10.77%) Red Hat
11 34 (9.39%) CheckPoint
12 33 (9.12%) IBM
13 30 (8.29%) Oracle
14 26 (7.18%) Juniper
15 25 (6.91%) Brocade
16 23 (6.35%) McAfee
17 22 (6.08%) IronPort
18 21 (5.80%) CA
19 17 (4.70%) Apple
20 16 (4.42%) BMC
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