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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fibre Channel (FC)
Rank 225 201 198
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Permanent jobs citing Fibre Channel 3 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.052% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 2.22% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 14
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% -17.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,550 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,050 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
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
874 856 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.26% 15.67% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 784 726 777
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Fibre Channel across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Fibre Channel Salary Histogram 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 2 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
Birmingham -13 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Wolverhampton +7 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
Fibre Channel
England

Fibre Channel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) iSCSI
2 5 (62.50%) NAS
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) EMC
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (25.00%) EMC VNX
5 2 (25.00%) XenServer
5 2 (25.00%) Replication
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 5 (62.50%) iSCSI
2 5 (62.50%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WLAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
1 2 (25.00%) CLARiiON
1 2 (25.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) EMC Certification
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCAA
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCEA
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) CCA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) XenServer
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Xen
4 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) EMC
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) Symantec
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam