The table below looks at the statistics for Fibre Channel skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Fibre Channel over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 199 203 196
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Channel 12 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 0.79% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 5
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-9.41% +3.65%
Fibre Channel
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
893 881 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.62% 15.96% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 725 761 686
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Fibre Channel
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Fibre Channel Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Fibre Channel
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Fibre Channel across the West Midlands region.

Fibre Channel Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Fibre Channel
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fibre Channel within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Coventry - 11 £38,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £42,500 -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Fibre Channel 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 Fibre Channel.

1 26 (76.47%) VMware
2 25 (73.53%) EMC
2 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) NAS
3 23 (67.65%) iSCSI
3 23 (67.65%) HP
4 21 (61.76%) SAN
5 20 (58.82%) NetApp
6 19 (55.88%) IBM
7 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
8 17 (50.00%) Cisco
8 17 (50.00%) Firewall
9 15 (44.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (44.12%) Linux
9 15 (44.12%) CLARiiON
9 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (41.18%) vSphere
10 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (38.24%) ITIL
12 12 (35.29%) MCSE
12 12 (35.29%) Citrix
12 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (32.35%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (32.35%) VMware ESX
13 11 (32.35%) CCNA
13 11 (32.35%) XenDesktop
13 11 (32.35%) XenApp
13 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure

Fibre Channel
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Fibre Channel 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 Fibre Channel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) IIS
1 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (73.53%) NAS
2 23 (67.65%) iSCSI
3 21 (61.76%) SAN
4 17 (50.00%) Firewall
5 9 (26.47%) NetScaler
5 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
6 8 (23.53%) LAN
6 8 (23.53%) WAN
6 8 (23.53%) SMTP
6 8 (23.53%) DHCP
6 8 (23.53%) FTP
6 8 (23.53%) SNMP
6 8 (23.53%) FCoE
6 8 (23.53%) VLAN
6 8 (23.53%) DNS
7 3 (8.82%) VPN
8 2 (5.88%) VoIP
8 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.94%) Automotive
1 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Support Engineer
1 11 (32.35%) Senior Support Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) IT Support
2 9 (26.47%) Senior IT Support
2 9 (26.47%) IT Support Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Storage Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Backup Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Head of IT
5 2 (5.88%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Sales Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) CLARiiON
2 3 (8.82%) Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (23.53%) AIX
4 8 (23.53%) HPUX
4 8 (23.53%) Solaris
4 8 (23.53%) UNIX
5 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.94%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (38.24%) ITIL
3 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.94%) DNA
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
1 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) MCSE
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (32.35%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (32.35%) CCNA
2 11 (32.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (26.47%) CCA
4 6 (17.65%) NCDA
5 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 3 (8.82%) MCSA
6 2 (5.88%) CCEE
6 2 (5.88%) CCAA
7 1 (2.94%) EMC Certification
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) vSphere
2 11 (32.35%) XenApp
2 11 (32.35%) VMware ESX
2 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (32.35%) XenDesktop
3 9 (26.47%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
5 2 (5.88%) XenServer
6 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) Backup Exec
2 6 (17.65%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) VMware
2 25 (73.53%) EMC
3 23 (67.65%) HP
4 20 (58.82%) NetApp
5 19 (55.88%) IBM
6 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
7 17 (50.00%) Cisco
8 12 (35.29%) Citrix
9 10 (29.41%) Sun
9 10 (29.41%) Fujitsu
10 9 (26.47%) Mitel
10 9 (26.47%) Siemens
11 8 (23.53%) StorageTek
11 8 (23.53%) Oracle
12 6 (17.65%) Symantec
13 5 (14.71%) Dell
14 2 (5.88%) WatchGuard
14 2 (5.88%) Veeam