The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 35 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing SAN 4 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.14% 0.60% 4.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 4.76% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +4.37%
SAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
57 21 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 30.48% 12.65% 44.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 36
Average salary £24,000 £32,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.58% -28.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SAN across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SAN
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAN across the Northern Ireland region.

SAN Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

SAN
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Northern Ireland 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
County Antrim - 4 £26,000 -
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 20 (95.24%) Windows
1 20 (95.24%) ITIL
1 20 (95.24%) DHCP
1 20 (95.24%) DNS
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
1 20 (95.24%) Active Directory
1 20 (95.24%) Citrix
1 20 (95.24%) VMware
1 20 (95.24%) vSphere
2 19 (90.48%) ITIL V3
2 19 (90.48%) NAS
2 19 (90.48%) VMware ESX
2 19 (90.48%) SC Cleared
2 19 (90.48%) Security Cleared
2 19 (90.48%) NetBackup
2 19 (90.48%) Backup Exec
2 19 (90.48%) Sophos
2 19 (90.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (90.48%) Firewall
2 19 (90.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 19 (90.48%) Veritas
2 19 (90.48%) Symantec
2 19 (90.48%) IIS
2 19 (90.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 15 (71.43%) Clustering
3 15 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 19 (90.48%) IIS
2 15 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 15 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) DHCP
1 20 (95.24%) DNS
2 19 (90.48%) NAS
2 19 (90.48%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server 2000
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Server Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX Technical Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) Server Support
3 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Server Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) Clustering
2 6 (28.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) UNIX
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) HPUX
6 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) ITIL
2 19 (90.48%) ITIL V3
2 19 (90.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (90.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (38.10%) Capacity Management
3 8 (38.10%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) SC Cleared
1 19 (90.48%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) MCTS
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 20 (95.24%) Active Directory
1 20 (95.24%) vSphere
2 19 (90.48%) VMware ESX
3 8 (38.10%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (90.48%) NetBackup
1 19 (90.48%) Backup Exec
2 14 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
1 20 (95.24%) Citrix
1 20 (95.24%) VMware
2 19 (90.48%) Sophos
2 19 (90.48%) Veritas
2 19 (90.48%) Symantec
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Compaq