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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 154 127 120
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Permanent jobs citing SAN 115 122 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.84% 2.02% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.05% 13.62% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 90 83 145
Median salary £44,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,100 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
954 896 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.24% 14.84% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 778 711 965
Median salary £38,000 £40,375 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 63 £46,250 +23.33% 7
Merseyside -8 30 £44,000 +18.91%
Cheshire +10 18 £34,500 -23.33% 2
Lancashire -9 5 £37,000 +13.84%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 119 (55.09%) VMware
2 101 (46.76%) Windows
3 85 (39.35%) Linux
4 81 (37.50%) ITIL
4 81 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 79 (36.57%) Active Directory
6 77 (35.65%) Windows Server
7 73 (33.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 73 (33.80%) Cisco
8 66 (30.56%) SQL Server
9 55 (25.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 55 (25.46%) NetApp
10 54 (25.00%) Firewall
11 53 (24.54%) IaaS
12 52 (24.07%) Data Centre
13 51 (23.61%) PaaS
14 50 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 48 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
15 48 (22.22%) SQL
16 47 (21.76%) DNS
17 45 (20.83%) VPN
17 45 (20.83%) MCSE
17 45 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
18 44 (20.37%) PRINCE2
19 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (19.44%) IIS
20 42 (19.44%) Solaris
21 41 (18.98%) Service Management
22 40 (18.52%) DHCP
22 40 (18.52%) MS Excel

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (19.44%) IIS
2 39 (18.06%) MS Exchange
3 18 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 15 (6.94%) Apache
5 15 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (6.94%) JBoss
6 10 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.24%) Confluence
7 7 (3.24%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.85%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.39%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.46%) SAS
11 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.46%) Zimbra
Applications
1 40 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.65%) MS Office
3 16 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 53 (24.54%) IaaS
2 51 (23.61%) PaaS
3 48 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (10.65%) Office 365
6 17 (7.87%) SaaS
7 16 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (7.41%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.24%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (25.00%) Firewall
2 47 (21.76%) DNS
3 45 (20.83%) VPN
4 40 (18.52%) DHCP
5 31 (14.35%) LAN
6 29 (13.43%) NAS
7 23 (10.65%) TCP/IP
8 20 (9.26%) IPsec
9 19 (8.80%) WAN
10 18 (8.33%) Internet
11 16 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (6.02%) Network Security
12 13 (6.02%) Wireless
13 11 (5.09%) IP Telephony
14 10 (4.63%) DDNS
14 10 (4.63%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (4.63%) OpenScape
14 10 (4.63%) SSL
14 10 (4.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
3 16 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.85%) DTS
7 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.93%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.93%) MySQL
9 1 (0.46%) Big Data
9 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.24%) JIRA
3 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 30 (13.89%) Banking
2 29 (13.43%) Finance
3 7 (3.24%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.31%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.39%) Retail
7 2 (0.93%) Games
7 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (14.35%) Administrator
2 24 (11.11%) Analyst
2 24 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 23 (10.65%) Architect
3 23 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (10.19%) Infrastructure Architect
5 20 (9.26%) DBA
5 20 (9.26%) SQL DBA
6 17 (7.87%) Server Engineer
7 16 (7.41%) Senior DBA
7 16 (7.41%) Senior SQL DBA
7 16 (7.41%) Support Engineer
8 15 (6.94%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (6.94%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (6.48%) Network Engineer
9 14 (6.48%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (6.02%) Technical Manager
11 11 (5.09%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (4.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.94%) Middleware
2 9 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.39%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 52 (24.07%) Data Centre
2 33 (15.28%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (10.65%) Clustering
4 18 (8.33%) NHS
4 18 (8.33%) Public Cloud
5 16 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (5.09%) HP StoreVirtual
7 10 (4.63%) RSA SecurID
8 6 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.78%) Replication
9 5 (2.31%) Wiki
10 4 (1.85%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.85%) iPad
11 3 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.93%) Symmetrix
13 1 (0.46%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 101 (46.76%) Windows
2 85 (39.35%) Linux
3 77 (35.65%) Windows Server
4 50 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (19.44%) Solaris
7 36 (16.67%) OpenVMS
8 32 (14.81%) Unix
9 30 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (4.17%) HPUX
12 7 (3.24%) CentOS
13 6 (2.78%) Debian
14 5 (2.31%) AIX
14 5 (2.31%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.85%) Windows 10
16 3 (1.39%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (37.50%) ITIL
2 44 (20.37%) PRINCE2
3 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (18.98%) Service Management
5 34 (15.74%) DevOps
6 29 (13.43%) Data Protection
7 24 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 24 (11.11%) ITSM
7 24 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 22 (10.19%) High Availability
9 21 (9.72%) Load Balancing
10 20 (9.26%) Customer Engagement
10 20 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (9.26%) TOGAF
11 19 (8.80%) Mentoring
12 16 (7.41%) Data Architecture
12 16 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
12 16 (7.41%) Scrum
12 16 (7.41%) Software Engineering
12 16 (7.41%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.22%) SQL
2 40 (18.52%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.56%) VB
4 11 (5.09%) Python
5 10 (4.63%) Perl
5 10 (4.63%) Ruby
5 10 (4.63%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.63%) VBScript
6 5 (2.31%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (25.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (20.83%) MCSE
3 33 (15.28%) Degree
4 28 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (11.57%) CCNA
6 18 (8.33%) MCSA
7 16 (7.41%) MCITP
8 15 (6.94%) EMC Certification
9 10 (4.63%) CCNP
10 7 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.31%) MCP
12 3 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.39%) MCTS
12 3 (1.39%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.93%) CCIE
13 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.93%) RHCE
13 2 (0.93%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.41%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 79 (36.57%) Active Directory
2 73 (33.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 24 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 18 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (6.94%) vSphere
8 10 (4.63%) XenApp
9 7 (3.24%) Docker
9 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (3.24%) PowerHA
10 6 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.46%) NFS
13 1 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (13.89%) SCOM
2 17 (7.87%) Nagios
3 16 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (7.41%) Puppet
4 15 (6.94%) AirWatch
5 13 (6.02%) SCCM
6 10 (4.63%) ServiceCenter
7 9 (4.17%) Cacti
8 8 (3.70%) Ansible
9 7 (3.24%) CFEngine
9 7 (3.24%) SCDPM
10 6 (2.78%) SCOrch
11 5 (2.31%) Backup Exec
11 5 (2.31%) EdgeSight
11 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (2.31%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (1.39%) SCVMM
13 3 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (55.09%) VMware
2 81 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 73 (33.80%) Cisco
4 55 (25.46%) NetApp
5 38 (17.59%) HP
6 36 (16.67%) Citrix
7 30 (13.89%) EMC
8 28 (12.96%) Red Hat
9 27 (12.50%) Oracle
10 22 (10.19%) IBM
11 15 (6.94%) Software AG
12 13 (6.02%) 3PAR
13 10 (4.63%) IronPort
13 10 (4.63%) Polycom
13 10 (4.63%) Siemens
14 9 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
14 9 (4.17%) Dell
15 7 (3.24%) Veritas
16 5 (2.31%) Apple
16 5 (2.31%) Veeam
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