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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 81 139 88
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -51
Permanent jobs citing SAN 213 107 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.97% 1.49% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.60% 10.19% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 169 82 185
Average salary £43,250 £38,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.81% -5.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £26,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,700 £52,800 £57,600
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -1.23%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1034 1050 1060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.42% 14.62% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 877 884 922
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 £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +23 76 £33,500 -10.66% 9
Cheshire +42 65 £35,000 -19.54% 10
Merseyside +38 60 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Lancashire -19 11 £32,500 +12.06%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 222 (59.68%) Windows
2 194 (52.15%) VMware
3 145 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (36.02%) Microsoft
5 132 (35.48%) ITIL
6 129 (34.68%) Active Directory
7 115 (30.91%) Citrix
7 115 (30.91%) Cisco
8 109 (29.30%) EMC
9 107 (28.76%) MS Exchange
10 106 (28.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 102 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 97 (26.08%) NAS
13 87 (23.39%) NetApp
14 84 (22.58%) HP
15 77 (20.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 75 (20.16%) Hyper-V
17 74 (19.89%) MS Excel
18 73 (19.62%) WAN
19 68 (18.28%) SQL Server
20 66 (17.74%) Finance
21 65 (17.47%) SLA
21 65 (17.47%) vSphere
21 65 (17.47%) Windows Server 2012
22 64 (17.20%) Problem Management
23 60 (16.13%) LAN
23 60 (16.13%) SQL
24 53 (14.25%) Firewall
25 50 (13.44%) MCSE
25 50 (13.44%) Cisco Certification

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 107 (28.76%) MS Exchange
2 50 (13.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 32 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (7.53%) IIS
6 23 (6.18%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.69%) Lync
8 9 (2.42%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.61%) Apache
11 5 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.34%) TPMS
12 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 74 (19.89%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.11%) MS Office
3 7 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.72%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (5.11%) Office 365
3 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 97 (26.08%) NAS
2 73 (19.62%) WAN
3 60 (16.13%) LAN
4 53 (14.25%) Firewall
5 48 (12.90%) DNS
6 44 (11.83%) TCP/IP
7 33 (8.87%) DHCP
8 29 (7.80%) VPN
9 19 (5.11%) VoIP
10 17 (4.57%) Internet
10 17 (4.57%) iSCSI
11 16 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (4.03%) NetScaler
13 8 (2.15%) VLAN
13 8 (2.15%) SMTP
14 7 (1.88%) DMZ
15 5 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.34%) Unified Communications
16 4 (1.08%) Network Security
16 4 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.69%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.15%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.34%) MySQL
7 2 (0.54%) Big Data
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.54%) DB2
7 2 (0.54%) OLAP
7 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 66 (17.74%) Finance
2 24 (6.45%) Marketing
3 12 (3.23%) Banking
4 7 (1.88%) Advertising
4 7 (1.88%) Publishing
5 5 (1.34%) Retail
6 3 (0.81%) Games
7 2 (0.54%) Legal
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (9.68%) Analyst
3 31 (8.33%) Consultant
3 31 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 27 (7.26%) Support Engineer
5 25 (6.72%) Storage Specialist
6 19 (5.11%) DBA
6 19 (5.11%) SQL DBA
7 18 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
7 18 (4.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 18 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (4.03%) SQL Server DBA
8 15 (4.03%) IT Support
9 14 (3.76%) Team Leader
9 14 (3.76%) Technical Manager
9 14 (3.76%) Administrator
9 14 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (3.23%) VMware Consultant
10 12 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.76%) .NET
2 9 (2.42%) Middleware
3 7 (1.88%) Web Services
4 3 (0.81%) HTML
4 3 (0.81%) CSS
4 3 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.54%) COM
6 1 (0.27%) J2EE
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.63%) Replication
2 44 (11.83%) Clustering
3 34 (9.14%) CLARiiON
4 24 (6.45%) Symmetrix DMX
5 23 (6.18%) Firmware
6 22 (5.91%) EMC Centera
7 21 (5.65%) Client/Server
8 20 (5.38%) Computer Science
9 17 (4.57%) e-Health
10 11 (2.96%) Management Information System
11 10 (2.69%) Fat Client
11 10 (2.69%) Thin Client
12 9 (2.42%) iPhone
13 7 (1.88%) GIS
14 4 (1.08%) EqualLogic
15 3 (0.81%) Blackberry
16 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
16 2 (0.54%) FlexPod
16 2 (0.54%) CMDB
16 2 (0.54%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 222 (59.68%) Windows
2 106 (28.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (17.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (12.63%) Linux
6 39 (10.48%) Windows XP
7 33 (8.87%) Windows 7
8 21 (5.65%) Windows 8
9 19 (5.11%) AIX
10 18 (4.84%) UNIX
11 17 (4.57%) Windows 2000
11 17 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (4.30%) Solaris
13 10 (2.69%) MVS
13 10 (2.69%) zOS
13 10 (2.69%) Windows NT
14 9 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (1.88%) HPUX
16 6 (1.61%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (35.48%) ITIL
2 64 (17.20%) Problem Management
3 45 (12.10%) Change Management
4 39 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
6 35 (9.41%) Capacity Management
7 32 (8.60%) Change Control
7 32 (8.60%) Business Continuity
8 31 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 30 (8.06%) Migration
10 28 (7.53%) Project Management
11 26 (6.99%) Service Management
12 25 (6.72%) Asset Management
13 23 (6.18%) Service Delivery
14 18 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (4.30%) Configuration Management
16 14 (3.76%) Incident Management
17 13 (3.49%) Technical Architecture
18 12 (3.23%) Resource Management
18 12 (3.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.13%) SQL
2 37 (9.95%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.03%) T-SQL
4 14 (3.76%) Perl
5 8 (2.15%) VB.NET
6 6 (1.61%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.34%) VBScript
8 3 (0.81%) Python
8 3 (0.81%) VB
8 3 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.54%) Java
10 1 (0.27%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 77 (20.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (13.44%) MCSE
2 50 (13.44%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (13.17%) CCNA
4 44 (11.83%) Degree
5 40 (10.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 31 (8.33%) MCTS
7 26 (6.99%) Citrix Certification
8 25 (6.72%) CCA
9 21 (5.65%) MCSA
9 21 (5.65%) MCP
9 21 (5.65%) MCITP
10 16 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (3.76%) NCDA
12 8 (2.15%) CCNP
13 4 (1.08%) VCAP
13 4 (1.08%) CCIE
13 4 (1.08%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 2 (0.54%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (17.47%) SLA
2 11 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.42%) QA
4 6 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) BS7799
System Software
1 145 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (34.68%) Active Directory
3 75 (20.16%) Hyper-V
4 65 (17.47%) vSphere
5 46 (12.37%) XenApp
6 41 (11.02%) VMware ESX
7 33 (8.87%) XenDesktop
8 27 (7.26%) vCloud
9 25 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (6.45%) VMware Server
10 24 (6.45%) Terminal Services
11 18 (4.84%) VMFS
12 13 (3.49%) MetaFrame
13 11 (2.96%) XenServer
14 10 (2.69%) LiteSpeed
14 10 (2.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.81%) Squid
16 2 (0.54%) KVM
17 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
17 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 29 (7.80%) SCCM
2 21 (5.65%) Tivoli
3 19 (5.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 17 (4.57%) Backup Exec
5 13 (3.49%) SCOM
6 11 (2.96%) NetBackup
7 10 (2.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.88%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.61%) HP SIM
10 5 (1.34%) Nagios
11 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.08%) OpenNMS
11 4 (1.08%) Puppet
12 3 (0.81%) WSUS
13 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.54%) Legato
Vendors
1 194 (52.15%) VMware
2 134 (36.02%) Microsoft
3 115 (30.91%) Citrix
3 115 (30.91%) Cisco
4 109 (29.30%) EMC
5 87 (23.39%) NetApp
6 84 (22.58%) HP
7 43 (11.56%) Symantec
8 32 (8.60%) Dell
9 30 (8.06%) Apple
9 30 (8.06%) IBM
10 24 (6.45%) Red Hat
11 23 (6.18%) Brocade
12 21 (5.65%) CA
13 20 (5.38%) Oracle
14 17 (4.57%) McAfee
15 11 (2.96%) Juniper
15 11 (2.96%) ProCurve
16 9 (2.42%) AppSense
17 8 (2.15%) Sophos
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