The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SAN over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 79 82
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Permanent jobs citing SAN 33 18 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.63% 1.49% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.87% 8.70% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30 18 34
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £31,000 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 208 207 355
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.57% 17.16% 20.78%
Number of salaries quoted 164 162 229
Median salary £37,500 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £17,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Cheshire

SAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAN in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SAN in Cheshire

SAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SAN in Cheshire

SAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Warrington +4 9 £35,500 -11.25% 4
Macclesfield - 4 £40,000 -
Northwich +3 3 £32,000 -21.47%
Crewe -5 1 £29,000 +34.88%
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SAN.

1 33 (68.75%) VMware
2 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 24 (50.00%) Windows
4 22 (45.83%) Citrix
5 21 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 18 (37.50%) WAN
6 18 (37.50%) LAN
6 18 (37.50%) VPN
7 15 (31.25%) Cisco
7 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
8 13 (27.08%) Finance
8 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
9 12 (25.00%) Firewall
10 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
10 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
11 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
12 9 (18.75%) XenApp
12 9 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (16.67%) OpenShift
13 8 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (16.67%) Ansible
13 8 (16.67%) Docker
13 8 (16.67%) Puppet
13 8 (16.67%) PowerHA
13 8 (16.67%) CFEngine

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (16.67%) OpenStack
4 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (8.33%) IIS
5 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
7 2 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.67%) OpenShift
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) LAN
1 18 (37.50%) VPN
1 18 (37.50%) WAN
2 12 (25.00%) Firewall
3 9 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (12.50%) DNS
5 5 (10.42%) VLAN
5 5 (10.42%) VoIP
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (6.25%) DHCP
7 3 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 3 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 3 (6.25%) MPLS
8 1 (2.08%) LDAP
8 1 (2.08%) Network Security
8 1 (2.08%) PABX
8 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Corporate Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Financial Institution
4 4 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (10.42%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix Support
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) VMware Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (16.67%) Unix
6 7 (14.58%) Linux
6 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.17%) AIX
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
2 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
2 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.25%) Change Management
4 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.25%) Presales
5 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (2.08%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.08%) Customer Insight
6 1 (2.08%) Information Management
6 1 (2.08%) ITSM
6 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.08%) Migration
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 8 (16.67%) Python
2 7 (14.58%) Perl
2 7 (14.58%) Ruby
3 4 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.17%) RHCE
2 2 (4.17%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.08%) CCNA
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PMO
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.75%) XenApp
4 8 (16.67%) Docker
4 8 (16.67%) PowerHA
5 7 (14.58%) vSphere
6 4 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Ansible
1 8 (16.67%) CFEngine
1 8 (16.67%) Nagios
1 8 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (16.67%) Puppet
2 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (68.75%) VMware
2 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 22 (45.83%) Citrix
4 15 (31.25%) Cisco
5 8 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 8 (16.67%) Veritas
6 7 (14.58%) HP
7 6 (12.50%) Palo Alto
8 5 (10.42%) EMC
8 5 (10.42%) NetApp
9 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 3 (6.25%) Juniper
10 3 (6.25%) Oracle
10 3 (6.25%) SonicWALL
10 3 (6.25%) Veeam
11 2 (4.17%) IBM
12 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
12 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
Warrington, Cheshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago