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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 152 145 107
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -38
Permanent jobs citing SAN 57 91 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.54% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.64% 10.58% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 46 77 112
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,625 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £55,800 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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
746 860 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.87% 14.59% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 624 709 707
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

SAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 21 £45,000 +13.92% 4
Shropshire +5 15 £35,000 +11.11% 4
Coventry -2 12 £54,500 +34.56% 1
Warwickshire +25 1 £32,500 -21.68% 1
Staffordshire +1 1 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Worcestershire -9 1 £36,750 -43.46%
Herefordshire -24 1 £36,000 +33.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 101 (80.16%) Windows
2 99 (78.57%) VMware
3 76 (60.32%) Active Directory
4 74 (58.73%) Windows Server
5 60 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 52 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 49 (38.89%) Cisco
7 49 (38.89%) MS Exchange
8 44 (34.92%) Firewall
8 44 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (30.95%) Citrix
9 39 (30.95%) Linux
9 39 (30.95%) Hyper-V
10 38 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (27.78%) LAN
11 35 (27.78%) NetApp
12 34 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 33 (26.19%) WAN
13 33 (26.19%) DNS
13 33 (26.19%) MS Excel
14 28 (22.22%) SQL Server
15 27 (21.43%) NAS
16 26 (20.63%) ITIL
16 26 (20.63%) HP
17 25 (19.84%) VLAN
18 24 (19.05%) DHCP
18 24 (19.05%) vSphere
19 23 (18.25%) Data Centre
19 23 (18.25%) MCSE
20 22 (17.46%) Remote Desktop

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 20 (15.87%) IIS
3 15 (11.90%) Apache
4 14 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.59%) CMS
8 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.59%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.97%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.70%) Office 365
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.38%) SaaS
5 2 (1.59%) IaaS
5 2 (1.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 44 (34.92%) Firewall
2 35 (27.78%) LAN
3 33 (26.19%) DNS
3 33 (26.19%) WAN
4 27 (21.43%) NAS
5 25 (19.84%) VLAN
6 24 (19.05%) DHCP
7 22 (17.46%) Remote Desktop
8 20 (15.87%) TCP/IP
9 15 (11.90%) IPv4
10 14 (11.11%) VoIP
10 14 (11.11%) VPN
11 11 (8.73%) DDNS
11 11 (8.73%) Wireless
12 9 (7.14%) Network Security
13 7 (5.56%) IPsec
14 6 (4.76%) Internet
15 5 (3.97%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (3.97%) iSCSI
15 5 (3.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.94%) MySQL
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (7.14%) Finance
2 6 (4.76%) Retail
3 4 (3.17%) Advertising
3 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.38%) Legal
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (13.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (12.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (10.32%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) Technical Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) IT Support
8 7 (5.56%) Architect
8 7 (5.56%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (4.76%) Support Technician
9 6 (4.76%) Team Leader
9 6 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) Web Services
2 3 (2.38%) .NET
2 3 (2.38%) XML
3 2 (1.59%) XSLT
4 1 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.25%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.11%) Clustering
3 8 (6.35%) Driving Licence
4 7 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.56%) HP StoreVirtual
5 6 (4.76%) NHS
6 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.59%) EPoS
7 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) CCTV
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) FMCG
8 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 101 (80.16%) Windows
2 74 (58.73%) Windows Server
3 44 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (30.95%) Linux
5 38 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (12.70%) Unix
8 4 (3.17%) Solaris
8 4 (3.17%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.59%) Android
9 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.59%) CentOS
9 2 (1.59%) HPUX
9 2 (1.59%) OpenVMS
9 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.59%) SUSE
9 2 (1.59%) VyOS
9 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.63%) ITIL
2 21 (16.67%) Project Management
3 12 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
4 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations
5 6 (4.76%) Service Management
6 5 (3.97%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (3.97%) ERP
6 5 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.17%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.17%) Change Control
7 4 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.17%) Presales
7 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.38%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.38%) People Management
8 3 (2.38%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (2.38%) Security Architecture
8 3 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.08%) SQL
2 12 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.59%) Korn
3 2 (1.59%) PHP
3 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.59%) VB
3 2 (1.59%) VB6
4 1 (0.79%) VBA
4 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (18.25%) MCSE
3 17 (13.49%) CCNA
3 17 (13.49%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (8.73%) MCITP
6 8 (6.35%) MCSA
7 7 (5.56%) Degree
8 6 (4.76%) CCNP
8 6 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.59%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.79%) CCSP
12 1 (0.79%) CISSP
12 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.79%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.79%) MCTS
12 1 (0.79%) SANS
12 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (60.32%) Active Directory
2 52 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (30.95%) Hyper-V
4 24 (19.05%) vSphere
5 12 (9.52%) Forefront TMG
6 10 (7.94%) XenApp
7 9 (7.14%) Terminal Services
8 7 (5.56%) XenServer
9 5 (3.97%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.38%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.59%) NFS
11 2 (1.59%) pfSense
11 2 (1.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.94%) SCOM
2 7 (5.56%) SCCM
3 6 (4.76%) Nagios
4 3 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.59%) Ansible
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.59%) Opsview
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (1.59%) Puppet
5 2 (1.59%) Simpana
6 1 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.79%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 99 (78.57%) VMware
2 60 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 49 (38.89%) Cisco
4 39 (30.95%) Citrix
5 35 (27.78%) NetApp
6 26 (20.63%) HP
7 18 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 16 (12.70%) CheckPoint
8 16 (12.70%) Dell
9 15 (11.90%) IBM
9 15 (11.90%) SonicWALL
10 7 (5.56%) CommVault
10 7 (5.56%) EMC
10 7 (5.56%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.76%) Oracle
12 5 (3.97%) Brocade
12 5 (3.97%) Veeam
13 4 (3.17%) Aruba
14 3 (2.38%) Symantec
14 3 (2.38%) Veritas
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