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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 130 114 135
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +21
Permanent jobs citing SAN 110 160 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 2.26% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.41% 13.95% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 79 139 100
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -4.70%
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
820 1147 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.47% 16.23% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 679 954 798
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 -8 59 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Merseyside +6 25 £38,500 -4.93%
Cheshire -9 13 £40,000 -21.95% 5
Lancashire +20 9 £34,000 -28.04%
Cumbria - 7 £35,000 - 2
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 178 (82.79%) Windows
2 153 (71.16%) VMware
3 86 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 85 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (39.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 84 (39.07%) Windows Server
6 83 (38.60%) SQL Server
7 74 (34.42%) Active Directory
8 71 (33.02%) SQL
9 69 (32.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (29.30%) Hyper-V
10 63 (29.30%) HP
11 62 (28.84%) MS Exchange
12 61 (28.37%) Cisco
12 61 (28.37%) Citrix
13 58 (26.98%) DNS
14 57 (26.51%) Linux
15 51 (23.72%) Firewall
16 50 (23.26%) ITIL
17 45 (20.93%) IIS
17 45 (20.93%) Data Centre
18 44 (20.47%) Microsoft Certification
19 42 (19.53%) NetApp
20 41 (19.07%) EMC
20 41 (19.07%) Windows Server 2003
21 39 (18.14%) WAN
21 39 (18.14%) DHCP
22 38 (17.67%) SQL Server 2008
23 37 (17.21%) LAN
24 36 (16.74%) PowerShell

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 62 (28.84%) MS Exchange
2 45 (20.93%) IIS
3 25 (11.63%) SharePoint
4 22 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (6.98%) WebLogic
5 15 (6.98%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.72%) Confluence
6 8 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.26%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.47%) Apache
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Line 500
2 2 (0.93%) MFGPRO
2 2 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.98%) IBM PureFlex
2 11 (5.12%) IaaS
3 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.72%) Office 365
5 8 (3.72%) PaaS
6 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
7 1 (0.47%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (26.98%) DNS
2 51 (23.72%) Firewall
3 39 (18.14%) DHCP
3 39 (18.14%) WAN
4 37 (17.21%) LAN
5 35 (16.28%) NAS
6 31 (14.42%) VoIP
7 22 (10.23%) TCP/IP
8 21 (9.77%) Wireless
9 16 (7.44%) VPN
10 12 (5.58%) Broadband
10 12 (5.58%) Internet
11 9 (4.19%) SMTP
12 8 (3.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (3.26%) Ethernet
13 7 (3.26%) IPsec
14 5 (2.33%) DDNS
14 5 (2.33%) IP Telephony
14 5 (2.33%) IPv6
14 5 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (38.60%) SQL Server
2 38 (17.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (9.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (8.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 18 (8.37%) DTS
5 18 (8.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (6.98%) DB2
7 15 (6.98%) Oracle Database
7 15 (6.98%) Oracle Exadata
7 15 (6.98%) RDBMS
7 15 (6.98%) Relational Database
8 13 (6.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.40%) MySQL
9 3 (1.40%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (3.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) ERwin
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (12.56%) Finance
2 11 (5.12%) Banking
3 10 (4.65%) Law
3 10 (4.65%) Retail
4 9 (4.19%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (16.74%) Administrator
2 35 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (11.63%) Systems Administrator
3 25 (11.63%) Systems Engineer
4 24 (11.16%) Support Engineer
5 21 (9.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (9.30%) IT Engineer
6 20 (9.30%) Windows Engineer
7 19 (8.84%) DBA
7 19 (8.84%) SQL DBA
8 17 (7.91%) VMware Engineer
9 16 (7.44%) Architect
9 16 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (7.44%) SQL Server DBA
9 16 (7.44%) Technical Support
10 15 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
10 15 (6.98%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 15 (6.98%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.98%) IBM Integration Bus
1 15 (6.98%) Middleware
1 15 (6.98%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (2.79%) .NET
2 6 (2.79%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) COM
4 1 (0.47%) Gearman
4 1 (0.47%) LAMP
4 1 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 23 (10.70%) FlexPod
2 23 (10.70%) Replication
3 22 (10.23%) VCE vBlock
4 12 (5.58%) Clustering
5 11 (5.12%) HP StoreVirtual
6 9 (4.19%) EMC VNX
7 8 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.72%) Wiki
8 7 (3.26%) CLARiiON
9 6 (2.79%) Celerra
9 6 (2.79%) EqualLogic
10 5 (2.33%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.33%) Informatics
10 5 (2.33%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.86%) Symmetrix
12 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (1.40%) IBM XIV
12 3 (1.40%) LPAR
13 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 178 (82.79%) Windows
2 85 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (39.07%) Windows Server
4 69 (32.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (26.51%) Linux
6 41 (19.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (14.42%) Solaris
8 21 (9.77%) Windows 7
9 19 (8.84%) AIX
9 19 (8.84%) Unix
10 18 (8.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (8.37%) SUSE
11 15 (6.98%) HPUX
11 15 (6.98%) OS/400
11 15 (6.98%) zOS
12 11 (5.12%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (4.65%) Windows 8
14 7 (3.26%) Debian
15 5 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.26%) ITIL
2 33 (15.35%) Mentoring
3 32 (14.88%) High Availability
4 30 (13.95%) Infrastructure Management
5 29 (13.49%) Coaching
6 28 (13.02%) Capacity Planning
7 27 (12.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (11.16%) Change Management
9 23 (10.70%) Converged Infrastructure
10 22 (10.23%) Performance Monitoring
11 21 (9.77%) Business Continuity
12 18 (8.37%) Performance Analysis
13 17 (7.91%) PRINCE2
14 16 (7.44%) Incident Management
15 14 (6.51%) Project Management
16 9 (4.19%) Information Security
16 9 (4.19%) ITIL V2
17 8 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (3.72%) Service Delivery
18 7 (3.26%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (33.02%) SQL
2 36 (16.74%) PowerShell
3 19 (8.84%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.19%) PHP
4 9 (4.19%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.79%) VBScript
6 5 (2.33%) Perl
6 5 (2.33%) VB
7 2 (0.93%) Python
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) C#
8 1 (0.47%) Java
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (20.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (13.49%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (13.02%) CCNA
4 27 (12.56%) MCSE
4 27 (12.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (6.51%) Degree
6 12 (5.58%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.58%) Security Cleared
7 11 (5.12%) NCDA
8 10 (4.65%) MCITP
8 10 (4.65%) MCTS
9 9 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (3.72%) MCP
10 8 (3.72%) MCSA
11 5 (2.33%) CCA
12 4 (1.86%) CCNP
13 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.93%) HNC
15 1 (0.47%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) SLA
2 4 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 84 (39.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (34.42%) Active Directory
3 63 (29.30%) Hyper-V
4 26 (12.09%) XenApp
5 23 (10.70%) vSphere
6 15 (6.98%) KVM
7 9 (4.19%) Terminal Services
8 8 (3.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (3.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (3.72%) VMware Server
9 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (3.26%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.33%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.86%) SRDF
12 3 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.47%) Novell eDirectory
14 1 (0.47%) pfSense
14 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 22 (10.23%) SCCM
1 22 (10.23%) SCOM
2 18 (8.37%) LiteSpeed
3 16 (7.44%) SCOrch
4 15 (6.98%) Tivoli
5 13 (6.05%) Nagios
6 11 (5.12%) NetBackup
7 9 (4.19%) cPanel
7 9 (4.19%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (4.19%) Plesk
8 8 (3.72%) EdgeSight
8 8 (3.72%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (3.26%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (1.86%) Backup Exec
12 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.40%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (1.40%) Puppet
12 3 (1.40%) SnapMirror
12 3 (1.40%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 153 (71.16%) VMware
2 86 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 63 (29.30%) HP
4 61 (28.37%) Cisco
4 61 (28.37%) Citrix
5 42 (19.53%) NetApp
6 41 (19.07%) EMC
7 27 (12.56%) Red Hat
8 25 (11.63%) Oracle
9 24 (11.16%) Brocade
10 22 (10.23%) IBM
11 21 (9.77%) CheckPoint
11 21 (9.77%) Symantec
12 16 (7.44%) Juniper
13 15 (6.98%) 3PAR
13 15 (6.98%) BMC
13 15 (6.98%) CA
14 11 (5.12%) SAP
15 10 (4.65%) Veeam
16 9 (4.19%) Dell
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