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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 197 191 185
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Channel 16 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 1.53% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 7
Average salary £35,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £41,747 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.77% -1.77%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
879 918 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.30% 16.49% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 725 772 735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 31 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 +19 13 £35,500 +1.42%
Warwickshire +12 3 £41,500 -7.77%
Birmingham 0 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Wolverhampton 0 1 £35,000 -
Worcestershire -3 1 £35,000 -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 (72.73%) EMC
2 30 (68.18%) VMware
3 29 (65.91%) SAN
4 28 (63.64%) HP
4 28 (63.64%) Windows
4 28 (63.64%) NAS
5 26 (59.09%) NetApp
6 25 (56.82%) iSCSI
7 24 (54.55%) IBM
8 21 (47.73%) Linux
9 20 (45.45%) Cisco
10 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
10 19 (43.18%) CLARiiON
11 18 (40.91%) Firewall
12 16 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (34.09%) vSphere
13 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (31.82%) Sun
15 13 (29.55%) ITIL
16 12 (27.27%) Fujitsu
16 12 (27.27%) NetBackup
17 11 (25.00%) MCSE
17 11 (25.00%) Citrix
17 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (22.73%) StorageTek
18 10 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
18 10 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (22.73%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (11.36%) IIS
1 5 (11.36%) Apache
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (65.91%) SAN
2 28 (63.64%) NAS
3 25 (56.82%) iSCSI
4 18 (40.91%) Firewall
5 10 (22.73%) DNS
5 10 (22.73%) LAN
5 10 (22.73%) SNMP
5 10 (22.73%) WAN
5 10 (22.73%) SMTP
5 10 (22.73%) DHCP
5 10 (22.73%) FTP
5 10 (22.73%) VLAN
5 10 (22.73%) FCoE
6 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 8 (18.18%) NetScaler
7 3 (6.82%) VPN
8 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Support Engineer
1 10 (22.73%) Senior Support Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) IT Support
2 8 (18.18%) Senior IT Support
2 8 (18.18%) Backup Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Storage Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) SAN Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Head of IT
4 3 (6.82%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) SAN Storage Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) CLARiiON
2 5 (11.36%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) Linux
3 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (22.73%) UNIX
5 10 (22.73%) AIX
5 10 (22.73%) HPUX
5 10 (22.73%) Solaris
6 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.55%) SUSE
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (29.55%) ITIL
3 10 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.55%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.55%) DNA
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
1 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) MCSE
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
2 10 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (22.73%) CCNA
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (18.18%) CCA
4 5 (11.36%) NCDA
5 4 (9.09%) Degree
6 3 (6.82%) MCSA
7 2 (4.55%) CCEE
7 2 (4.55%) CCAA
8 1 (2.27%) EMC Certification
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) vSphere
2 10 (22.73%) VMware ESX
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (22.73%) XenApp
2 10 (22.73%) XenDesktop
3 8 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.55%) XenServer
6 2 (4.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) NetBackup
2 8 (18.18%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.55%) Legato
Vendors
1 32 (72.73%) EMC
2 30 (68.18%) VMware
3 28 (63.64%) HP
4 26 (59.09%) NetApp
5 24 (54.55%) IBM
6 20 (45.45%) Cisco
7 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
8 14 (31.82%) Sun
9 12 (27.27%) Fujitsu
10 11 (25.00%) Citrix
11 10 (22.73%) StorageTek
11 10 (22.73%) Oracle
12 9 (20.45%) Dell
13 8 (18.18%) Siemens
13 8 (18.18%) Symantec
13 8 (18.18%) Mitel
14 4 (9.09%) Hitachi
15 2 (4.55%) WatchGuard
15 2 (4.55%) Brocade
15 2 (4.55%) Veeam