The table below looks at the statistics for SAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 47 52 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Permanent jobs citing SAN 22 8 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.00% 2.08% 8.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.10% 9.41% 24.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20 3 32
Average salary £50,000 £41,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% -4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £39,400 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
SAN
Hertfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
156 85 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.36% 22.14% 35.79%
Number of salaries quoted 104 55 69
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SAN
Salary Trend in Watford

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

SAN Salary Trend in Watford

SAN
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SAN Salary Histogram in Watford

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 48 (71.64%) VMware
2 39 (58.21%) Windows
3 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
4 29 (43.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (41.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (40.30%) Hyper-V
7 22 (32.84%) HP
7 22 (32.84%) MCITP
8 21 (31.34%) NAS
8 21 (31.34%) Citrix
8 21 (31.34%) NetApp
9 20 (29.85%) MS Excel
10 19 (28.36%) EMC
11 18 (26.87%) IBM
11 18 (26.87%) MS Exchange
12 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
12 17 (25.37%) Migration
12 17 (25.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (20.90%) VMware ESX
13 14 (20.90%) DNS
13 14 (20.90%) LAN
13 14 (20.90%) MCSE
13 14 (20.90%) XenApp
13 14 (20.90%) XenDesktop
13 14 (20.90%) SCCM
13 14 (20.90%) iSCSI
14 13 (19.40%) Cisco
14 13 (19.40%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (17.91%) Firewall
15 12 (17.91%) Dell

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 18 (26.87%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (10.45%) Lync
4 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.97%) IIS
4 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.48%) SAS
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (29.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.48%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Office 365
2 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) NAS
2 14 (20.90%) DNS
2 14 (20.90%) LAN
2 14 (20.90%) iSCSI
3 12 (17.91%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (17.91%) Firewall
4 10 (14.93%) WAN
5 6 (8.96%) DHCP
5 6 (8.96%) VPN
6 5 (7.46%) IPv4
7 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.97%) LDAP
8 3 (4.48%) HTTP
8 3 (4.48%) MPLS
8 3 (4.48%) VLAN
8 3 (4.48%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.99%) SSL
9 2 (2.99%) FTP
10 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Big Data
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (2.99%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Consultant
2 13 (19.40%) Project Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Technical Consultant
4 10 (14.93%) Architect
5 9 (13.43%) Administrator
6 7 (10.45%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (10.45%) Project Consultant
7 6 (8.96%) Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.48%) Systems Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Junior Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Storage Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Backup Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
1 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Replication
1 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.96%) Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) EqualLogic
4 3 (4.48%) CLARiiON
4 3 (4.48%) EPoS
5 2 (2.99%) Firmware
5 2 (2.99%) CMDB
5 2 (2.99%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.49%) Open Source
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.93%) Linux
4 9 (13.43%) UNIX
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.46%) Solaris
6 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.48%) VMS
8 3 (4.48%) AIX
8 3 (4.48%) HPUX
9 1 (1.49%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Migration
2 13 (19.40%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (14.93%) ITIL
4 8 (11.94%) Time Management
4 8 (11.94%) Data Migration
5 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.96%) Capacity Management
6 6 (8.96%) Data Protection
6 6 (8.96%) Network Design
6 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.46%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.46%) Coaching
8 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.97%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.49%) Ruby
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) Perl
4 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (32.84%) MCITP
3 17 (25.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (20.90%) MCSE
5 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (16.42%) CCNA
7 8 (11.94%) NCDA
8 7 (10.45%) NCIE
8 7 (10.45%) VCAP
9 6 (8.96%) MCP
9 6 (8.96%) CCA
9 6 (8.96%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (7.46%) MCSA
10 5 (7.46%) MCTS
10 5 (7.46%) IBM Certification
11 4 (5.97%) CCNP
11 4 (5.97%) ISEB
11 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (1.49%) CCSA
12 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
1 2 (2.99%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (43.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (40.30%) Hyper-V
3 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
4 14 (20.90%) VMware ESX
4 14 (20.90%) XenApp
4 14 (20.90%) XenDesktop
5 11 (16.42%) XenServer
6 10 (14.93%) vSphere
7 8 (11.94%) NFS
8 7 (10.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (8.96%) SRDF
9 6 (8.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (5.97%) Veritas File System
11 1 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.49%) Samba
11 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) SCCM
2 7 (10.45%) NetBackup
3 6 (8.96%) SCOM
4 4 (5.97%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (5.97%) Puppet
5 3 (4.48%) PureDisk
5 3 (4.48%) ZABBIX
5 3 (4.48%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.49%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.49%) Ansible
6 1 (1.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 48 (71.64%) VMware
2 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
3 22 (32.84%) HP
4 21 (31.34%) Citrix
4 21 (31.34%) NetApp
5 19 (28.36%) EMC
6 18 (26.87%) IBM
7 13 (19.40%) Cisco
8 12 (17.91%) Dell
9 9 (13.43%) Brocade
10 7 (10.45%) SAP
10 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
11 6 (8.96%) Hitachi
11 6 (8.96%) Veritas
12 5 (7.46%) Fujitsu
12 5 (7.46%) Oracle
13 4 (5.97%) Sun
13 4 (5.97%) Veeam
13 4 (5.97%) Symantec
13 4 (5.97%) PlateSpin
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