The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 67 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Permanent jobs citing SAN 42 50 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.02% 3.74% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.28% 17.54% 13.87%
Number of salaries quoted 41 41 36
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £62,500 £45,000
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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
243 285 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 17.44% 21.30% 21.88%
Number of salaries quoted 219 251 243
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SAN
Salary Trend in Wales

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

SAN Salary Trend in Wales

SAN
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SAN Salary Histogram in Wales

SAN
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
South Wales -9 40 £35,500 +1.42% 7
North Wales +1 2 £27,500 -56.00% 1
SAN
UK

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 60 (77.92%) VMware
2 57 (74.03%) Windows
3 47 (61.04%) Active Directory
4 42 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (53.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (41.56%) Microsoft
7 32 (41.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (35.06%) MS Exchange
9 23 (29.87%) MS Excel
9 23 (29.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (22.08%) Linux
12 14 (18.18%) ITIL
13 13 (16.88%) Hyper-V
14 12 (15.58%) UNIX
15 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (14.29%) Advertising
15 11 (14.29%) Firewall
15 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
16 10 (12.99%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
16 10 (12.99%) Cisco
16 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
16 10 (12.99%) MCSE
17 9 (11.69%) SQL
17 9 (11.69%) Citrix
17 9 (11.69%) Finance
17 9 (11.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 27 (35.06%) MS Exchange
2 23 (29.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
5 9 (11.69%) Lync
6 8 (10.39%) IIS
7 6 (7.79%) Apache
8 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (29.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) Firewall
2 7 (9.09%) DHCP
2 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.49%) DNS
4 4 (5.19%) VPN
4 4 (5.19%) VoIP
5 3 (3.90%) NAS
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.60%) Network Security
6 2 (2.60%) WAN
6 2 (2.60%) LAN
6 2 (2.60%) LDAP
6 2 (2.60%) Internet
7 1 (1.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (14.29%) Advertising
2 9 (11.69%) Finance
3 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Back Office
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (66.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (25.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Administrator
4 9 (11.69%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Server Support
8 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Graduate
8 3 (3.90%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) SQL DBA
9 2 (2.60%) Telecoms Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Middleware
2 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) CMDB
5 1 (1.30%) DTV
5 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 57 (74.03%) Windows
2 42 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (53.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (22.08%) Linux
6 12 (15.58%) UNIX
7 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
9 8 (10.39%) Solaris
10 3 (3.90%) Debian
11 2 (2.60%) CentOS
11 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) ITIL
2 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (6.49%) Scrum
4 4 (5.19%) Performance Management
5 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.90%) Project Management
6 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.60%) DevOps
6 2 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.30%) Change Management
7 1 (1.30%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.30%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.30%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.30%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.30%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.30%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.30%) Perl
3 1 (1.30%) Ruby
3 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.99%) MCSE
3 9 (11.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (11.69%) Degree
4 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.49%) MCSA
5 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.19%) CCNP
6 4 (5.19%) CCNA
7 2 (2.60%) MCITP
8 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (61.04%) Active Directory
2 32 (41.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.88%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.99%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (11.69%) vSphere
6 3 (3.90%) XenApp
7 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.30%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) SCOM
2 2 (2.60%) yum
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.30%) WSUS
3 1 (1.30%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.30%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (77.92%) VMware
2 32 (41.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.99%) Cisco
4 9 (11.69%) Citrix
5 8 (10.39%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.09%) HP
7 5 (6.49%) Oracle
8 4 (5.19%) Dell
8 4 (5.19%) NetApp
9 2 (2.60%) Red Gate
9 2 (2.60%) Veeam
9 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.60%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.30%) Veritas
10 1 (1.30%) BMC
10 1 (1.30%) EMC
10 1 (1.30%) McAfee
10 1 (1.30%) SAP
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