Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 116 140
Rank change year-on-year -11 +24 -37
Permanent jobs citing SAN 54 29 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.66% 1.28% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 8.24% 6.84%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 33
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,125 £56,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £39,250 £44,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year -10.80% +13.55% -3.13%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 513 352 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.80% 15.57% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 354 249 384
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,450 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £69,625
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 13 £25,000 -44.44% 5
Crewe +16 11 £32,500 -10.96%
Chester -7 11 £30,000 -11.76%
Knutsford - 6 £38,500 -
Congleton - 1 £30,000 -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 29 (53.70%) Windows
2 26 (48.15%) Active Directory
3 25 (46.30%) WAN
3 25 (46.30%) LAN
4 22 (40.74%) TCP/IP
5 21 (38.89%) VMware
6 20 (37.04%) Data Centre
6 20 (37.04%) Windows Server
7 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (29.63%) Citrix
8 16 (29.63%) DNS
9 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (27.78%) Linux
9 15 (27.78%) MCSE
10 14 (25.93%) VPN
10 14 (25.93%) Clustering
11 13 (24.07%) Change Management
11 13 (24.07%) Veritas
11 13 (24.07%) DHCP
11 13 (24.07%) Cisco
11 13 (24.07%) AIX
11 13 (24.07%) ITIL
11 13 (24.07%) Unix
12 11 (20.37%) Solaris
12 11 (20.37%) MCSA
13 10 (18.52%) Ethernet
13 10 (18.52%) SSH
14 9 (16.67%) Hyper-V
14 9 (16.67%) Firewall
14 9 (16.67%) Patch Management

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 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.41%) Office 365
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (46.30%) LAN
1 25 (46.30%) WAN
2 22 (40.74%) TCP/IP
3 16 (29.63%) DNS
4 14 (25.93%) VPN
5 13 (24.07%) DHCP
6 10 (18.52%) Ethernet
6 10 (18.52%) SSH
7 9 (16.67%) Firewall
8 7 (12.96%) Network Security
9 2 (3.70%) VoIP
10 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Analyst
2 14 (25.93%) Administrator
3 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Active Directory Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) IT Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Network Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Senior Cisco Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Senior Network Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Team Leader
6 5 (9.26%) Technical Leader
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Team Leader
7 4 (7.41%) Unix Team Leader
8 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 14 (25.93%) Clustering
3 7 (12.96%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) iPad
6 1 (1.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (53.70%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.78%) Linux
4 13 (24.07%) AIX
4 13 (24.07%) Unix
5 11 (20.37%) Solaris
6 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) CentOS
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Change Management
1 13 (24.07%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 6 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
3 6 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.41%) Test Management
6 3 (5.56%) Information Security
6 3 (5.56%) Wealth Management
7 2 (3.70%) Product Management
7 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.85%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.85%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (1.85%) DevOps
8 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.85%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) Korn
3 2 (3.70%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) MCSE
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (20.37%) MCSA
3 8 (14.81%) CCNA
3 8 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.26%) Degree
5 4 (7.41%) CCA
5 4 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) XenApp
3 4 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.70%) Docker
5 2 (3.70%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) CFEngine
2 2 (3.70%) Nagios
2 2 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) VMware
2 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 16 (29.63%) Citrix
4 13 (24.07%) Cisco
4 13 (24.07%) Veritas
5 3 (5.56%) NetApp
6 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.70%) Veeam
7 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.85%) Facebook
7 1 (1.85%) McAfee