The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 195 192 196
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Channel 19 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 1.62% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19 15 7
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £35,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £46,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,995 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.08% -3.54%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
859 927 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.99% 16.68% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 710 779 740
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Fibre Channel
England

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 25 July 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 +12 13 £35,500 +1.42%
Warwickshire +15 5 £41,500 -7.77%
Birmingham -4 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Worcestershire 0 1 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton -2 1 £35,000 -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 32 (71.11%) EMC
2 31 (68.89%) VMware
3 30 (66.67%) SAN
4 29 (64.44%) Windows
4 29 (64.44%) NAS
5 28 (62.22%) HP
6 26 (57.78%) NetApp
6 26 (57.78%) iSCSI
7 24 (53.33%) IBM
8 21 (46.67%) Linux
9 20 (44.44%) Cisco
9 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
10 19 (42.22%) CLARiiON
11 18 (40.00%) Firewall
12 16 (35.56%) vSphere
12 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (35.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (31.11%) Sun
15 13 (28.89%) ITIL
16 12 (26.67%) Citrix
16 12 (26.67%) NetBackup
16 12 (26.67%) Fujitsu
17 11 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (24.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 11 (24.44%) VMware ESX
17 11 (24.44%) XenApp
17 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (24.44%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (11.11%) IIS
1 5 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (66.67%) SAN
2 29 (64.44%) NAS
3 26 (57.78%) iSCSI
4 18 (40.00%) Firewall
5 10 (22.22%) VLAN
5 10 (22.22%) LAN
5 10 (22.22%) WAN
5 10 (22.22%) SMTP
5 10 (22.22%) DHCP
5 10 (22.22%) FTP
5 10 (22.22%) SNMP
5 10 (22.22%) DNS
5 10 (22.22%) FCoE
6 8 (17.78%) NetScaler
6 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.67%) VPN
8 2 (4.44%) VoIP
8 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.44%) Automotive
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 10 (22.22%) Senior Support Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) IT Support Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Storage Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) IT Support
2 8 (17.78%) Senior IT Support
2 8 (17.78%) Backup Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Storage Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) SAN Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Head of IT
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) SAN Storage Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
1 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) CLARiiON
2 5 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) Linux
3 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (24.44%) UNIX
6 10 (22.22%) AIX
6 10 (22.22%) HPUX
6 10 (22.22%) Solaris
7 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.44%) SUSE
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (28.89%) ITIL
3 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Change Management
5 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.44%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.44%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) MCSE
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (24.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
2 10 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (22.22%) CCNA
3 8 (17.78%) CCA
4 5 (11.11%) Degree
4 5 (11.11%) NCDA
5 3 (6.67%) MCSA
6 2 (4.44%) CCEE
6 2 (4.44%) CCAA
7 1 (2.22%) VCP5
7 1 (2.22%) EMC Certification
System Software
1 16 (35.56%) vSphere
2 11 (24.44%) XenApp
2 11 (24.44%) VMware ESX
2 11 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 8 (17.78%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
6 3 (6.67%) NFS
6 3 (6.67%) XenServer
7 1 (2.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) NetBackup
2 8 (17.78%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.44%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.44%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.44%) Legato
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.44%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 32 (71.11%) EMC
2 31 (68.89%) VMware
3 28 (62.22%) HP
4 26 (57.78%) NetApp
5 24 (53.33%) IBM
6 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 20 (44.44%) Cisco
7 14 (31.11%) Sun
8 12 (26.67%) Citrix
8 12 (26.67%) Fujitsu
9 11 (24.44%) Oracle
10 10 (22.22%) StorageTek
11 9 (20.00%) Dell
12 8 (17.78%) Siemens
12 8 (17.78%) Mitel
12 8 (17.78%) Symantec
13 4 (8.89%) Hitachi
14 3 (6.67%) Veeam
15 2 (4.44%) WatchGuard
15 2 (4.44%) Brocade