The table below looks at the statistics for SAN 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 SAN over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 96 84 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs citing SAN 125 130 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.49% 2.95% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.86% 17.06% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 118 113 108
Average salary £36,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.50%
SAN
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
788 762 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.69% 17.27% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 699 597 693
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

SAN Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

SAN Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SAN
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 SAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 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 -25 47 £35,500 -29.00% 7
Shropshire +10 22 £32,500 -2.98%
Coventry +5 21 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Staffordshire +5 11 £42,500 -17.07% 3
Warwickshire -6 10 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Worcestershire -1 4 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Wolverhampton -6 3 £32,500 -5.79% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £31,250 -
Solihull -1 1 £34,500 -18.82% 3
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 210 (71.67%) VMware
2 207 (70.65%) Windows
3 161 (54.95%) Active Directory
4 137 (46.76%) Microsoft
4 137 (46.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 128 (43.69%) MS Exchange
6 122 (41.64%) Citrix
7 109 (37.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 99 (33.79%) NetApp
9 92 (31.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 91 (31.06%) Cisco
11 90 (30.72%) WAN
12 89 (30.38%) LAN
13 78 (26.62%) HP
13 78 (26.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 75 (25.60%) vSphere
15 73 (24.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 73 (24.91%) SQL Server
16 71 (24.23%) DNS
17 70 (23.89%) Firewall
17 70 (23.89%) Exchange Server 2010
18 62 (21.16%) EMC
18 62 (21.16%) Linux
19 61 (20.82%) MCSE
19 61 (20.82%) Hyper-V
20 60 (20.48%) MS Excel
21 59 (20.14%) SQL
22 56 (19.11%) ITIL
22 56 (19.11%) NAS
23 55 (18.77%) Finance

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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
1 128 (43.69%) MS Exchange
2 70 (23.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (12.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (11.95%) IIS
5 33 (11.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (7.85%) SharePoint
8 19 (6.48%) Lync
9 17 (5.80%) Tomcat
10 9 (3.07%) Apache
11 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
14 1 (0.34%) CMS
14 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
14 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 60 (20.48%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.78%) Office 365
2 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.02%) IaaS
4 2 (0.68%) SaaS
4 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 90 (30.72%) WAN
2 89 (30.38%) LAN
3 71 (24.23%) DNS
4 70 (23.89%) Firewall
5 56 (19.11%) NAS
6 49 (16.72%) VPN
7 48 (16.38%) TCP/IP
7 48 (16.38%) DHCP
8 17 (5.80%) Internet
9 16 (5.46%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (5.12%) VLAN
10 15 (5.12%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (4.10%) iSCSI
12 11 (3.75%) DDNS
13 10 (3.41%) Network Security
14 9 (3.07%) Intranet
14 9 (3.07%) Wireless
15 8 (2.73%) IP Telephony
16 5 (1.71%) VoIP
17 4 (1.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (24.91%) SQL Server
2 47 (16.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (8.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (7.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (5.12%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.02%) MySQL
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 55 (18.77%) Finance
2 9 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.37%) Banking
4 2 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.34%) Legal
5 1 (0.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (17.06%) Support Engineer
2 47 (16.04%) Analyst
3 41 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (13.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 38 (12.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 26 (8.87%) Team Leader
7 21 (7.17%) Architect
8 19 (6.48%) Consultant
9 18 (6.14%) Senior Support Engineer
10 16 (5.46%) Storage Engineer
10 16 (5.46%) Network Engineer
11 15 (5.12%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (5.12%) Administrator
11 15 (5.12%) Server Engineer
12 14 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.44%) UNIX Team Leader
13 13 (4.44%) Technical Engineer
14 12 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
15 11 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.51%) Web Services
2 10 (3.41%) .NET
3 9 (3.07%) XML
4 5 (1.71%) COM
4 5 (1.71%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.02%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.26%) Clustering
2 10 (3.41%) EqualLogic
3 8 (2.73%) GIS
4 7 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.05%) Replication
5 6 (2.05%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.37%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.37%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.68%) Handset
8 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.34%) HACMP
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.34%) iSeries
9 1 (0.34%) LPAR
9 1 (0.34%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 207 (70.65%) Windows
2 137 (46.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (31.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (26.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 62 (21.16%) Linux
6 37 (12.63%) UNIX
7 30 (10.24%) Solaris
8 16 (5.46%) Windows 7
9 10 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.07%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.07%) Ubuntu
10 9 (3.07%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (2.39%) AIX
12 6 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.71%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.71%) VMS
14 2 (0.68%) HPUX
14 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.68%) CentOS
15 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.11%) ITIL
2 34 (11.60%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (8.19%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (6.83%) Load Balancing
5 18 (6.14%) Capacity Planning
6 16 (5.46%) Business Continuity
7 9 (3.07%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (3.07%) Change Control
7 9 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (2.73%) Mentoring
8 8 (2.73%) People Management
8 8 (2.73%) Performance Management
8 8 (2.73%) TOGAF
8 8 (2.73%) PRINCE2
8 8 (2.73%) E-Commerce
8 8 (2.73%) PRINCE
9 7 (2.39%) CRM
9 7 (2.39%) Migration
9 7 (2.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (20.14%) SQL
2 20 (6.83%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.78%) C
4 13 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 9 (3.07%) Korn
6 4 (1.37%) Java
7 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.68%) Perl
8 2 (0.68%) VBScript
8 2 (0.68%) VB
9 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 73 (24.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (20.82%) MCSE
3 48 (16.38%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (12.97%) CCNA
5 36 (12.29%) MCSA
6 28 (9.56%) MCITP
7 24 (8.19%) CCNP
8 22 (7.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (7.17%) Citrix Certification
10 16 (5.46%) Degree
11 15 (5.12%) CCA
12 10 (3.41%) Security Cleared
13 8 (2.73%) SC Cleared
14 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.71%) ISEB
16 3 (1.02%) CISSP
16 3 (1.02%) MCTS
16 3 (1.02%) CISM
16 3 (1.02%) CSSLP
17 2 (0.68%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.78%) SLA
2 7 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 161 (54.95%) Active Directory
2 109 (37.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (25.60%) vSphere
4 61 (20.82%) Hyper-V
5 40 (13.65%) XenApp
6 13 (4.44%) VMware ESX
7 12 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (3.41%) vCloud
9 9 (3.07%) Terminal Services
9 9 (3.07%) XenServer
10 7 (2.39%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (2.05%) NFS
12 5 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.37%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.34%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 21 (7.17%) Backup Exec
2 17 (5.80%) SCCM
3 10 (3.41%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.07%) SCOM
5 8 (2.73%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (2.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (2.39%) Nagios
7 5 (1.71%) MAILsweeper
7 5 (1.71%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.02%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.02%) WSUS
9 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.68%) SCSM
9 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 210 (71.67%) VMware
2 137 (46.76%) Microsoft
3 122 (41.64%) Citrix
4 99 (33.79%) NetApp
5 91 (31.06%) Cisco
6 78 (26.62%) HP
7 62 (21.16%) EMC
8 28 (9.56%) Dell
9 27 (9.22%) Oracle
10 25 (8.53%) IBM
11 23 (7.85%) Juniper
12 22 (7.51%) CommVault
13 20 (6.83%) Symantec
14 14 (4.78%) Netezza
15 13 (4.44%) CheckPoint
16 12 (4.10%) SonicWALL
17 11 (3.75%) Brocade
18 10 (3.41%) Veritas
18 10 (3.41%) Red Hat
19 6 (2.05%) Sophos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Car + Health + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Good Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Britvic
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Cyber Media Solutions Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum , plus pension benefit
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 28 days ago