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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Rank 113 84 99
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Permanent jobs citing SAN 102 125 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.96% 2.75% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.88% 17.78% 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 97 116 84
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,172 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
792 703 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.24% 15.47% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 681 581 709
Average salary £36,750 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -34 30 £34,500 -29.23% 12
Shropshire +10 24 £45,000 +100.00%
Staffordshire +10 23 £50,000 - 2
Wolverhampton - 13 £36,000 -
Coventry -33 10 £37,500 - 2
Solihull -4 4 £34,000 -15.00%
Warwickshire -21 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Walsall +1 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Worcestershire -8 1 - - 1
Dudley -12 1 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Halesowen - 1 £33,500 -
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 185 (75.51%) VMware
2 170 (69.39%) Windows
3 124 (50.61%) Active Directory
4 119 (48.57%) Microsoft
5 109 (44.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (42.45%) MS Exchange
7 98 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 95 (38.78%) Citrix
9 73 (29.80%) Cisco
9 73 (29.80%) DNS
9 73 (29.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 69 (28.16%) Firewall
11 67 (27.35%) SQL Server
12 61 (24.90%) Linux
13 60 (24.49%) Exchange Server 2010
14 58 (23.67%) NetApp
15 57 (23.27%) WAN
16 56 (22.86%) NAS
17 54 (22.04%) MS Excel
17 54 (22.04%) LAN
17 54 (22.04%) SQL
18 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2003
19 52 (21.22%) Microsoft Certification
19 52 (21.22%) EMC
20 50 (20.41%) vSphere
21 48 (19.59%) Hyper-V
22 46 (18.78%) HP
23 44 (17.96%) TCP/IP
23 44 (17.96%) ITIL
24 43 (17.55%) DHCP

SAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 104 (42.45%) MS Exchange
2 60 (24.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (8.98%) IIS
6 17 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (6.12%) SharePoint
8 12 (4.90%) Apache
9 10 (4.08%) Lync
10 5 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (2.04%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (1.22%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.41%) CMS
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
14 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
14 1 (0.41%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 54 (22.04%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.90%) Office 365
2 6 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (29.80%) DNS
2 69 (28.16%) Firewall
3 57 (23.27%) WAN
4 56 (22.86%) NAS
5 54 (22.04%) LAN
6 44 (17.96%) TCP/IP
7 43 (17.55%) DHCP
8 36 (14.69%) VPN
9 13 (5.31%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (5.31%) VLAN
9 13 (5.31%) DDNS
10 11 (4.49%) Wireless
10 11 (4.49%) Network Security
10 11 (4.49%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (3.67%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.04%) Wireshark
12 5 (2.04%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.22%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (27.35%) SQL Server
2 35 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (3.67%) MySQL
6 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.04%) RequisitePro
2 3 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 28 (11.43%) Finance
2 6 (2.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.22%) Advertising
4 2 (0.82%) Legal
4 2 (0.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Local Government
5 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (18.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (15.10%) Support Engineer
2 37 (15.10%) 3rd Line Support
3 35 (14.29%) Analyst
4 26 (10.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 21 (8.57%) Administrator
6 20 (8.16%) Architect
7 19 (7.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 19 (7.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (6.53%) Project Manager
8 16 (6.53%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
9 15 (6.12%) Senior Support Engineer
10 14 (5.71%) Server Engineer
10 14 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
10 14 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
11 13 (5.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 12 (4.90%) Consultant
13 11 (4.49%) Team Leader
14 10 (4.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.27%) Web Services
2 3 (1.22%) COM
2 3 (1.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (0.82%) .NET
3 2 (0.82%) XML
4 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.69%) Clustering
2 8 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.04%) GIS
4 4 (1.63%) Replication
4 4 (1.63%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.22%) iSeries
5 3 (1.22%) LPAR
6 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.82%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.82%) Handset
6 2 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.41%) HACMP
7 1 (0.41%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 170 (69.39%) Windows
2 109 (44.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (29.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (24.90%) Linux
5 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (11.02%) UNIX
7 19 (7.76%) Windows 8
8 15 (6.12%) Windows 7
9 13 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (4.90%) Ubuntu
11 9 (3.67%) Solaris
12 8 (3.27%) AIX
12 8 (3.27%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.63%) HPUX
14 2 (0.82%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.82%) CentOS
15 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.96%) ITIL
2 26 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (7.76%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (6.12%) Business Continuity
5 10 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 10 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (3.67%) Line Management
6 9 (3.67%) Mentoring
6 9 (3.67%) Software Delivery
6 9 (3.67%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (3.67%) E-Commerce
7 8 (3.27%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.27%) CRM
7 8 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (2.86%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.45%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.45%) Performance Management
9 6 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.04%) Database Mirroring
10 5 (2.04%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.04%) SQL
2 14 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.27%) C
4 4 (1.63%) Java
4 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.22%) PHP
6 2 (0.82%) Perl
6 2 (0.82%) VBScript
6 2 (0.82%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) Python
7 1 (0.41%) Korn
7 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (21.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (16.33%) MCSE
3 35 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (10.61%) CCNA
5 24 (9.80%) MCSA
6 22 (8.98%) Citrix Certification
7 20 (8.16%) CCNP
8 19 (7.76%) MCITP
9 14 (5.71%) CCA
9 14 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (4.90%) Security Cleared
11 10 (4.08%) Degree
11 10 (4.08%) SC Cleared
12 5 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.63%) NCIE
14 3 (1.22%) CSSLP
14 3 (1.22%) EMC Certification
14 3 (1.22%) CISM
14 3 (1.22%) CISSP
14 3 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.86%) SLA
2 6 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (50.61%) Active Directory
2 98 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (20.41%) vSphere
4 48 (19.59%) Hyper-V
5 21 (8.57%) XenApp
6 15 (6.12%) VMware ESX
7 14 (5.71%) Terminal Services
8 11 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.86%) VMware Server
10 6 (2.45%) XenServer
11 4 (1.63%) vCloud
11 4 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.63%) NFS
12 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (6.12%) SCCM
2 13 (5.31%) NetBackup
3 12 (4.90%) Backup Exec
4 10 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (3.27%) Nagios
6 6 (2.45%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.22%) Foglight
9 2 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.82%) SCOM
9 2 (0.82%) WSUS
9 2 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.41%) yum
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 185 (75.51%) VMware
2 119 (48.57%) Microsoft
3 95 (38.78%) Citrix
4 73 (29.80%) Cisco
5 58 (23.67%) NetApp
6 52 (21.22%) EMC
7 46 (18.78%) HP
8 20 (8.16%) IBM
9 19 (7.76%) Dell
10 17 (6.94%) Juniper
11 16 (6.53%) Red Hat
11 16 (6.53%) Symantec
12 14 (5.71%) Oracle
13 9 (3.67%) Brocade
14 7 (2.86%) Veeam
14 7 (2.86%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.45%) CheckPoint
16 5 (2.04%) CommVault
17 4 (1.63%) Veritas
17 4 (1.63%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Salary circa £35k - £40k + Car / Car
Posted: 19 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-40K + Car & Commision
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-£35K
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £35-£40K OTE £60K + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £34 - £43000 per annum + Car + Call Allow + Commission + Pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Worcester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago