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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 130 86 131
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +45
Permanent jobs citing SAN 135 211 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 2.86% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.47% 19.46% 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 94 162 94
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £28,817 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,220 £52,500 £58,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
1002 1084 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 14.71% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 800 901 834
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,220 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +11 101 £35,000 +4.47% 6
Merseyside -14 14 £23,168 -53.66% 2
Cheshire -52 13 £31,000 -22.50% 2
Cumbria -6 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Lancashire -4 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 232 (78.64%) Windows
2 201 (68.14%) VMware
3 145 (49.15%) Microsoft
4 124 (42.03%) Active Directory
5 113 (38.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 112 (37.97%) Cisco
7 98 (33.22%) MS Exchange
8 93 (31.53%) SQL Server
9 90 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 86 (29.15%) HP
11 85 (28.81%) DNS
12 81 (27.46%) Citrix
13 79 (26.78%) ITIL
14 75 (25.42%) NetApp
15 73 (24.75%) Hyper-V
16 72 (24.41%) DHCP
17 71 (24.07%) Linux
18 69 (23.39%) Firewall
19 66 (22.37%) NAS
20 65 (22.03%) Data Centre
20 65 (22.03%) EMC
21 59 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
22 58 (19.66%) Microsoft Certification
23 54 (18.31%) LAN
24 51 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2010
25 48 (16.27%) Business Continuity
26 47 (15.93%) Oracle
26 47 (15.93%) IBM
26 47 (15.93%) VPN
27 46 (15.59%) WAN

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 98 (33.22%) MS Exchange
2 51 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 33 (11.19%) IIS
4 26 (8.81%) SharePoint
5 24 (8.14%) WebLogic
5 24 (8.14%) WebSphere
6 19 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.37%) NetWeaver
10 6 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.36%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.02%) Lync
12 3 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 40 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.75%) MS Office
3 5 (1.69%) MS Project
3 5 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Agresso
1 1 (0.34%) MFGPRO
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.80%) IBM PureFlex
2 22 (7.46%) Office 365
3 10 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.71%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (2.03%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (1.02%) IaaS
8 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (28.81%) DNS
2 72 (24.41%) DHCP
3 69 (23.39%) Firewall
4 66 (22.37%) NAS
5 54 (18.31%) LAN
6 47 (15.93%) VPN
7 46 (15.59%) WAN
8 45 (15.25%) TCP/IP
9 24 (8.14%) VLAN
10 23 (7.80%) VoIP
11 17 (5.76%) Ethernet
12 16 (5.42%) Internet
12 16 (5.42%) iSCSI
13 14 (4.75%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (4.75%) Wireless
14 12 (4.07%) SMTP
15 10 (3.39%) IPv4
16 9 (3.05%) SNMP
16 9 (3.05%) FTP
16 9 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (31.53%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.19%) DB2
3 30 (10.17%) Oracle Database
4 26 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (7.80%) Oracle Exadata
5 23 (7.80%) RDBMS
5 23 (7.80%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.03%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.68%) DTS
11 2 (0.68%) MySQL
11 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.68%) Big Data
11 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.34%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) ERwin
General
1 26 (8.81%) Finance
2 18 (6.10%) Retail
3 10 (3.39%) Banking
4 7 (2.37%) Law
4 7 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.69%) Publishing
7 4 (1.36%) Back Office
7 4 (1.36%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (9.83%) Analyst
3 28 (9.49%) Infrastructure Manager
4 27 (9.15%) Architect
4 27 (9.15%) Support Engineer
4 27 (9.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 24 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (7.80%) Infrastructure Architect
6 23 (7.80%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 20 (6.78%) Administrator
8 19 (6.44%) IT Manager
9 18 (6.10%) Consultant
10 16 (5.42%) Project Manager
11 14 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.75%) Server Engineer
12 12 (4.07%) UNIX Specialist
12 12 (4.07%) Technical Specialist
12 12 (4.07%) UNIX Technical Specialist
13 11 (3.73%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.81%) Middleware
2 23 (7.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 23 (7.80%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (4.41%) Web Services
4 7 (2.37%) SAP Basis
5 5 (1.69%) EDI
6 3 (1.02%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.68%) COM
8 1 (0.34%) J2EE
8 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (22.03%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.83%) FlexPod
3 26 (8.81%) Clustering
4 20 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (6.44%) Replication
6 13 (4.41%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.73%) LPAR
8 8 (2.71%) EMC VNX
9 6 (2.03%) CLARiiON
10 5 (1.69%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.69%) EMC Centera
10 5 (1.69%) Symmetrix DMX
11 4 (1.36%) User Experience
11 4 (1.36%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.36%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.02%) AS400
12 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.68%) iPhone
13 2 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 232 (78.64%) Windows
2 90 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (24.07%) Linux
4 59 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (12.20%) UNIX
7 34 (11.53%) Solaris
8 32 (10.85%) AIX
9 29 (9.83%) Windows 7
10 26 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (8.81%) HPUX
11 25 (8.47%) SUSE
12 23 (7.80%) OS/400
12 23 (7.80%) zOS
13 19 (6.44%) Windows 8
14 14 (4.75%) Windows XP
15 9 (3.05%) Mac OS X
15 9 (3.05%) Mac OS
15 9 (3.05%) Android
16 6 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (26.78%) ITIL
2 48 (16.27%) Business Continuity
3 42 (14.24%) Mentoring
4 41 (13.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (9.83%) Infrastructure Management
6 28 (9.49%) Change Management
7 27 (9.15%) Coaching
8 23 (7.80%) Converged Infrastructure
9 22 (7.46%) Migration
10 20 (6.78%) Incident Management
10 20 (6.78%) Project Management
10 20 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (6.10%) Asset Management
12 16 (5.42%) Change Control
13 15 (5.08%) Problem Management
14 14 (4.75%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (4.75%) Service Delivery
15 13 (4.41%) Process Management
16 12 (4.07%) Service Management
17 11 (3.73%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.22%) SQL
2 14 (4.75%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.39%) VBScript
4 7 (2.37%) VB
5 5 (1.69%) Perl
6 4 (1.36%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.36%) LINC
7 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (19.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (14.58%) MCSE
3 31 (10.51%) MCITP
4 28 (9.49%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (9.15%) CCNA
6 25 (8.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (8.47%) Degree
7 21 (7.12%) MCTS
8 18 (6.10%) MCP
9 12 (4.07%) MCSA
9 12 (4.07%) Security Cleared
10 11 (3.73%) NCDA
10 11 (3.73%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (2.71%) CCA
11 8 (2.71%) JNCIA
11 8 (2.71%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.37%) CCNP
13 6 (2.03%) MCPD
13 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.08%) SLA
2 6 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 113 (38.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (24.75%) Hyper-V
4 31 (10.51%) vSphere
5 23 (7.80%) KVM
5 23 (7.80%) XenDesktop
5 23 (7.80%) VMware ESX
6 20 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (6.10%) XenApp
8 13 (4.41%) VMware Server
9 9 (3.05%) XenServer
10 7 (2.37%) Firmware
11 6 (2.03%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (2.03%) vCloud
12 5 (1.69%) SRDF
13 4 (1.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (1.36%) pfSense
14 3 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.02%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (8.81%) SCCM
2 23 (7.80%) Tivoli
3 10 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.39%) WSUS
4 9 (3.05%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.03%) SCOM
6 5 (1.69%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.69%) ARCserve
6 5 (1.69%) cPanel
6 5 (1.69%) Plesk
7 4 (1.36%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.02%) MOM
8 3 (1.02%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.02%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.68%) EMC VPLEX
9 2 (0.68%) SnapMirror
9 2 (0.68%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 201 (68.14%) VMware
2 145 (49.15%) Microsoft
3 112 (37.97%) Cisco
4 86 (29.15%) HP
5 81 (27.46%) Citrix
6 75 (25.42%) NetApp
7 65 (22.03%) EMC
8 47 (15.93%) IBM
8 47 (15.93%) Oracle
9 37 (12.54%) Red Hat
10 36 (12.20%) Juniper
11 35 (11.86%) Symantec
12 29 (9.83%) Dell
13 27 (9.15%) Brocade
14 26 (8.81%) CheckPoint
15 23 (7.80%) BMC
15 23 (7.80%) CA
16 14 (4.75%) Hitachi
17 10 (3.39%) SAP
18 9 (3.05%) McAfee
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