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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank - 33 42
Permanent jobs citing SAN 0 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 5.92% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 22.73% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 2
Average salary - £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
9 44 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.69% 26.04% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 30 19
Average salary £32,500 £33,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% -43.75%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) NAS
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Veritas
3 2 (50.00%) NHS
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (50.00%) Sophos
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Server Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Veritas
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) Sophos
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Compaq