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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 95 124 105
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -19
Permanent jobs citing SAN 199 125 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.69% 1.85% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.83% 12.60% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 158 112 153
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +4.37%
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
1057 992 1058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.30% 14.65% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 885 826 895
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +8 86 £33,500 -16.25% 13
Cheshire +16 57 £42,500 -9.09% 8
Merseyside +29 38 £50,000 +20.48% 3
Lancashire -9 7 £31,500 -18.18% 1
Cumbria - 6 £42,500 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 232 (62.53%) Windows
2 209 (56.33%) VMware
3 150 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 146 (39.35%) Active Directory
5 137 (36.93%) Microsoft
6 131 (35.31%) ITIL
7 130 (35.04%) Citrix
8 116 (31.27%) MS Exchange
9 112 (30.19%) Cisco
9 112 (30.19%) NAS
10 108 (29.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 106 (28.57%) EMC
12 104 (28.03%) HP
13 94 (25.34%) NetApp
14 92 (24.80%) Hyper-V
15 82 (22.10%) Microsoft Certification
16 81 (21.83%) Windows Server 2003
17 72 (19.41%) SQL Server
17 72 (19.41%) vSphere
17 72 (19.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 67 (18.06%) WAN
19 61 (16.44%) MS Excel
20 58 (15.63%) XenApp
21 57 (15.36%) Problem Management
21 57 (15.36%) LAN
21 57 (15.36%) SLA
21 57 (15.36%) Cisco Certification
22 56 (15.09%) CCNA
22 56 (15.09%) Change Management
23 55 (14.82%) Finance

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 116 (31.27%) MS Exchange
2 55 (14.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 41 (11.05%) IIS
4 33 (8.89%) SharePoint
5 30 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (3.50%) Lync
8 9 (2.43%) Apache
9 8 (2.16%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.62%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.35%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.08%) TPMS
13 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.58%) MS Office
3 5 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.74%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (5.12%) Office 365
3 8 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.62%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (30.19%) NAS
2 67 (18.06%) WAN
3 57 (15.36%) LAN
4 55 (14.82%) TCP/IP
5 54 (14.56%) DNS
6 50 (13.48%) Firewall
7 39 (10.51%) DHCP
8 30 (8.09%) VPN
9 24 (6.47%) iSCSI
10 23 (6.20%) NetScaler
11 21 (5.66%) Internet
12 20 (5.39%) VoIP
13 12 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (2.96%) SMTP
15 9 (2.43%) SNMP
16 7 (1.89%) VLAN
16 7 (1.89%) IPsec
16 7 (1.89%) DMZ
17 6 (1.62%) MPLS
18 5 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.41%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.62%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (1.35%) MySQL
7 5 (1.35%) DB2
8 2 (0.54%) OLAP
8 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 55 (14.82%) Finance
2 21 (5.66%) Marketing
3 10 (2.70%) Banking
4 7 (1.89%) Publishing
5 4 (1.08%) Advertising
6 3 (0.81%) Legal
6 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.54%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (10.78%) Analyst
3 31 (8.36%) Support Engineer
4 29 (7.82%) Consultant
5 26 (7.01%) Technical Specialist
6 20 (5.39%) Infrastructure Manager
7 18 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (4.85%) Storage Specialist
8 17 (4.58%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 17 (4.58%) Administrator
9 16 (4.31%) IT Support
10 15 (4.04%) DBA
10 15 (4.04%) SQL DBA
11 14 (3.77%) Citrix Engineer
11 14 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (3.50%) VMware Consultant
12 13 (3.50%) Technical Analyst
12 13 (3.50%) SQL Server DBA
12 13 (3.50%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.04%) .NET
2 8 (2.16%) Web Services
3 5 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (1.35%) Middleware
4 2 (0.54%) HTML
4 2 (0.54%) COM
4 2 (0.54%) CSS
4 2 (0.54%) LAMP
5 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.75%) Clustering
2 43 (11.59%) Replication
3 31 (8.36%) CLARiiON
4 27 (7.28%) Firmware
5 22 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.93%) Symmetrix DMX
6 21 (5.66%) Client/Server
7 20 (5.39%) EMC Centera
8 19 (5.12%) Management Information System
9 18 (4.85%) Computer Science
9 18 (4.85%) e-Health
10 14 (3.77%) User Experience
11 10 (2.70%) Thin Client
11 10 (2.70%) Fat Client
11 10 (2.70%) iPhone
12 6 (1.62%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.35%) FlexPod
14 4 (1.08%) EqualLogic
15 3 (0.81%) GIS
16 2 (0.54%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 232 (62.53%) Windows
2 108 (29.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (21.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (19.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (13.48%) Linux
6 41 (11.05%) Windows 7
7 35 (9.43%) Windows XP
8 26 (7.01%) UNIX
9 23 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (5.93%) Windows 8
11 20 (5.39%) AIX
12 19 (5.12%) HPUX
13 15 (4.04%) Solaris
13 15 (4.04%) Windows 2000
14 10 (2.70%) zOS
15 9 (2.43%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (1.89%) Windows NT
17 6 (1.62%) SUSE
18 5 (1.35%) MVS
18 5 (1.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (35.31%) ITIL
2 57 (15.36%) Problem Management
3 56 (15.09%) Change Management
4 46 (12.40%) Performance Tuning
5 38 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (8.63%) Capacity Management
7 31 (8.36%) Capacity Planning
8 28 (7.55%) Change Control
9 26 (7.01%) Migration
9 26 (7.01%) Business Continuity
10 24 (6.47%) Asset Management
11 20 (5.39%) Service Delivery
11 20 (5.39%) Service Management
12 18 (4.85%) Project Management
13 17 (4.58%) Incident Management
14 16 (4.31%) Mentoring
14 16 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (3.77%) Coaching
16 13 (3.50%) Technical Architecture
16 13 (3.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.82%) SQL
2 38 (10.24%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.31%) T-SQL
3 16 (4.31%) Shell Script
4 14 (3.77%) Perl
5 10 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.08%) VBScript
6 4 (1.08%) VB
7 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.27%) Ruby
8 1 (0.27%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.27%) Python
8 1 (0.27%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 82 (22.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (15.36%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (15.09%) CCNA
4 55 (14.82%) MCSE
5 45 (12.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 44 (11.86%) Degree
7 33 (8.89%) Citrix Certification
8 32 (8.63%) CCA
9 30 (8.09%) MCTS
9 30 (8.09%) MCITP
10 21 (5.66%) MCSA
11 18 (4.85%) MCP
12 15 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.96%) NCDA
13 11 (2.96%) VCAP
14 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 8 (2.16%) Security Cleared
15 8 (2.16%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.35%) CCNP
17 4 (1.08%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (15.36%) SLA
2 9 (2.43%) QA
3 6 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) BS7799
System Software
1 150 (40.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (39.35%) Active Directory
3 92 (24.80%) Hyper-V
4 72 (19.41%) vSphere
5 58 (15.63%) XenApp
6 43 (11.59%) VMware ESX
7 42 (11.32%) XenDesktop
8 35 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (8.09%) Terminal Services
10 29 (7.82%) vCloud
11 22 (5.93%) VMware Server
12 19 (5.12%) VMFS
13 13 (3.50%) MetaFrame
14 12 (3.23%) XenServer
15 11 (2.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (2.70%) LiteSpeed
17 5 (1.35%) KVM
18 2 (0.54%) Squid
19 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
19 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 34 (9.16%) SCCM
2 18 (4.85%) SCOM
3 15 (4.04%) Backup Exec
4 14 (3.77%) Tivoli
5 13 (3.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.16%) Nagios
7 8 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.89%) OpenNMS
8 7 (1.89%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.62%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.62%) Puppet
10 3 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.81%) WSUS
10 3 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.81%) Legato
11 2 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 209 (56.33%) VMware
2 137 (36.93%) Microsoft
3 130 (35.04%) Citrix
4 112 (30.19%) Cisco
5 106 (28.57%) EMC
6 104 (28.03%) HP
7 94 (25.34%) NetApp
8 40 (10.78%) Symantec
9 35 (9.43%) Dell
10 30 (8.09%) Red Hat
11 27 (7.28%) Apple
12 26 (7.01%) IBM
13 25 (6.74%) CA
13 25 (6.74%) Brocade
14 20 (5.39%) McAfee
15 17 (4.58%) Oracle
16 16 (4.31%) Juniper
17 11 (2.96%) AppSense
17 11 (2.96%) CheckPoint
18 10 (2.70%) ProCurve
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