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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 113 128 109
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Permanent jobs citing SAN 150 118 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.16% 1.82% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.42% 13.00% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 131 100 155
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £27,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.50%
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
1118 908 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 14.00% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 934 789 995
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,941
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +13 93 £35,000 +27.27% 22
Cheshire +16 42 £50,000 +8.10% 8
Merseyside +7 6 £40,500 -2.40% 1
Lancashire -7 3 £46,000 +67.27% 3
Cumbria -8 1 £32,500 -5.79%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 242 (75.16%) Windows
2 215 (66.77%) VMware
3 164 (50.93%) Microsoft
4 153 (47.52%) Active Directory
5 138 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 124 (38.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 113 (35.09%) Hyper-V
8 112 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 107 (33.23%) HP
10 105 (32.61%) NAS
11 103 (31.99%) Cisco
12 98 (30.43%) Citrix
13 96 (29.81%) ITIL
14 86 (26.71%) DNS
14 86 (26.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 84 (26.09%) NetApp
15 84 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 77 (23.91%) MS Excel
17 74 (22.98%) TCP/IP
17 74 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
18 72 (22.36%) Linux
19 71 (22.05%) MCSE
19 71 (22.05%) EMC
20 68 (21.12%) IIS
21 67 (20.81%) Symantec
22 66 (20.50%) Firewall
23 63 (19.57%) PowerShell
24 59 (18.32%) SQL Server
25 58 (18.01%) Clustering
26 57 (17.70%) Finance

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 138 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 68 (21.12%) IIS
3 56 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (16.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 49 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (10.56%) SharePoint
7 20 (6.21%) WebSphere
8 19 (5.90%) WebLogic
9 16 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (3.73%) Apache
10 12 (3.73%) Lync
11 8 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.86%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.31%) TPMS
14 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 77 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.17%) Office 365
3 6 (1.86%) IaaS
4 4 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (32.61%) NAS
2 86 (26.71%) DNS
3 74 (22.98%) TCP/IP
4 66 (20.50%) Firewall
5 57 (17.70%) DHCP
6 49 (15.22%) WAN
6 49 (15.22%) LAN
7 32 (9.94%) VPN
8 31 (9.63%) SMTP
9 25 (7.76%) iSCSI
10 22 (6.83%) NetScaler
11 20 (6.21%) VoIP
12 14 (4.35%) Wireless
13 11 (3.42%) Internet
14 10 (3.11%) Ethernet
15 9 (2.80%) VLAN
16 8 (2.48%) FTP
16 8 (2.48%) SNMP
16 8 (2.48%) Unified Communications
17 7 (2.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.76%) Oracle Database
3 20 (6.21%) DB2
4 19 (5.90%) Oracle Exadata
4 19 (5.90%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.90%) RDBMS
5 14 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.48%) MySQL
6 8 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) Ingres
General
1 57 (17.70%) Finance
2 7 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.93%) Marketing
4 3 (0.93%) Back Office
4 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 3 (0.93%) Banking
4 3 (0.93%) Billing
5 1 (0.31%) French Language
5 1 (0.31%) German Language
5 1 (0.31%) Games
5 1 (0.31%) Law
5 1 (0.31%) Legal
5 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (12.73%) 3rd Line Support
3 38 (11.80%) Support Engineer
4 35 (10.87%) Architect
5 34 (10.56%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (8.70%) Server Engineer
7 27 (8.39%) Consultant
8 21 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
9 20 (6.21%) Infrastructure Architect
9 20 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 19 (5.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 18 (5.59%) Administrator
12 16 (4.97%) Analyst
13 15 (4.66%) Server Support
13 15 (4.66%) Citrix Engineer
14 14 (4.35%) Technical Support
15 13 (4.04%) Storage Engineer
16 10 (3.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 10 (3.11%) Technical Engineer
16 10 (3.11%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.01%) .NET
2 19 (5.90%) Middleware
2 19 (5.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 16 (4.97%) Web Services
4 3 (0.93%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.31%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.01%) Clustering
2 28 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.90%) FlexPod
4 15 (4.66%) Replication
5 10 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.48%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.86%) CLARiiON
8 5 (1.55%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.93%) iPad
9 3 (0.93%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.62%) EMC Centera
10 2 (0.62%) Symmetrix DMX
11 1 (0.31%) Open Source
11 1 (0.31%) iPhone
11 1 (0.31%) PDA
11 1 (0.31%) IBM XIV
11 1 (0.31%) User Experience
11 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 242 (75.16%) Windows
2 112 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (22.36%) Linux
6 43 (13.35%) Windows 7
7 38 (11.80%) Windows 8
8 32 (9.94%) HPUX
9 30 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (8.70%) Windows XP
11 26 (8.07%) UNIX
12 23 (7.14%) AIX
12 23 (7.14%) Solaris
13 19 (5.90%) zOS
13 19 (5.90%) OS/400
13 19 (5.90%) SUSE
14 7 (2.17%) Android
14 7 (2.17%) Debian
15 6 (1.86%) CentOS
16 5 (1.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (29.81%) ITIL
2 39 (12.11%) Migration
3 32 (9.94%) Business Continuity
4 31 (9.63%) Mentoring
5 30 (9.32%) Load Balancing
6 28 (8.70%) Coaching
7 26 (8.07%) Infrastructure Management
8 24 (7.45%) Problem Management
9 23 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (4.97%) Change Management
11 14 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (4.04%) Service Management
13 10 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (2.48%) High Availability
15 8 (2.48%) Data Protection
16 7 (2.17%) Incident Management
16 7 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
17 6 (1.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 40 (12.42%) SQL
3 33 (10.25%) Perl
4 27 (8.39%) VB.NET
5 14 (4.35%) VB
6 12 (3.73%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.11%) VBScript
8 5 (1.55%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.93%) PHP
10 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.31%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 86 (26.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (22.05%) MCSE
3 47 (14.60%) MCITP
4 44 (13.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 34 (10.56%) Citrix Certification
6 33 (10.25%) CCNA
6 33 (10.25%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (9.63%) CCA
8 20 (6.21%) Degree
9 19 (5.90%) MCSA
10 16 (4.97%) MCTS
11 11 (3.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 10 (3.11%) MCP
13 9 (2.80%) Security Cleared
13 9 (2.80%) SC Cleared
14 8 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (2.48%) VCAP
14 8 (2.48%) NCDA
15 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 4 (1.24%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.11%) SLA
2 3 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 153 (47.52%) Active Directory
2 124 (38.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (35.09%) Hyper-V
4 52 (16.15%) vSphere
5 45 (13.98%) XenDesktop
6 43 (13.35%) XenApp
7 28 (8.70%) VMware ESX
8 20 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (5.90%) KVM
10 18 (5.59%) Terminal Services
11 13 (4.04%) XenServer
12 9 (2.80%) vCloud
13 8 (2.48%) Firmware
14 6 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.93%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.93%) Kamailio
16 2 (0.62%) Samba
17 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 1 (0.31%) Veritas File System
17 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 28 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 24 (7.45%) SCCM
2 24 (7.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 20 (6.21%) SCOM
4 19 (5.90%) Tivoli
4 19 (5.90%) Backup Exec
5 10 (3.11%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.80%) SCOrch
7 8 (2.48%) Nagios
7 8 (2.48%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.86%) OpenNMS
9 5 (1.55%) SCSM
10 4 (1.24%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (1.24%) XenMobile
10 4 (1.24%) WSUS
10 4 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.93%) Puppet
12 2 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 215 (66.77%) VMware
2 164 (50.93%) Microsoft
3 107 (33.23%) HP
4 103 (31.99%) Cisco
5 98 (30.43%) Citrix
6 84 (26.09%) NetApp
7 71 (22.05%) EMC
8 67 (20.81%) Symantec
9 40 (12.42%) IBM
10 39 (12.11%) CheckPoint
11 33 (10.25%) Dell
12 31 (9.63%) Red Hat
13 30 (9.32%) Oracle
14 25 (7.76%) IronPort
14 25 (7.76%) Brocade
14 25 (7.76%) Juniper
15 20 (6.21%) CA
16 19 (5.90%) BMC
17 18 (5.59%) Wyse
18 16 (4.97%) 3PAR
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