Period
to 21 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 167 189
Rank change year-on-year +9 +22 +19
Permanent jobs citing SAN 35 52 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.94% 1.11% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.50% 8.29% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 32 42 62
10th Percentile " £32,875 £21,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% +27.14% -12.50%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £44,125
90th Percentile £61,900 £62,500 £48,725
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -0.66%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 412 627 1,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.12% 13.40% 18.80%
Number of salaries quoted 324 490 892
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,725 £24,000
25th Percentile £37,875 £31,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,587 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Manchester

SAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SAN in Manchester.

Salary trend for SAN in Manchester

SAN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SAN in Manchester

SAN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 April 2021. 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
Altrincham - 5 £42,500 - 2
Wigan +1 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Bolton - 3 £42,500 -
Salford +15 2 £42,000 +4.67%
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, IT jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SAN.

1 25 (71.43%) VMware
2 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
3 18 (51.43%) Cisco
3 18 (51.43%) vSphere
4 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
5 15 (42.86%) Firewall
6 14 (40.00%) HP
6 14 (40.00%) Azure
6 14 (40.00%) NAS
7 13 (37.14%) Hyper-V
8 12 (34.29%) Microsoft 365
8 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (31.43%) Nimble Storage
9 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
9 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
9 11 (31.43%) MPLS
9 11 (31.43%) SharePoint
9 11 (31.43%) WAN
10 10 (28.57%) Veeam
10 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (25.71%) LAN
11 9 (25.71%) Wireless
11 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
11 9 (25.71%) VSAN
12 8 (22.86%) vCenter Server
12 8 (22.86%) VMware NSX
13 7 (20.00%) Clustering

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 11 (31.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (11.43%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Azure
2 12 (34.29%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (11.43%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) Firewall
2 14 (40.00%) NAS
3 11 (31.43%) MPLS
3 11 (31.43%) WAN
4 9 (25.71%) LAN
4 9 (25.71%) VSAN
4 9 (25.71%) Wireless
5 7 (20.00%) VoIP
6 6 (17.14%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (14.29%) Skype
8 4 (11.43%) BGP
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (11.43%) DNS
8 4 (11.43%) EIGRP
8 4 (11.43%) OSPF
9 3 (8.57%) DHCP
10 2 (5.71%) SD-WAN
10 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Power BI
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (34.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (22.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (22.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
4 8 (22.86%) VMware Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (11.43%) IT Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Network Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Security Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.00%) Clustering
3 5 (14.29%) iPad
3 5 (14.29%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2019
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.29%) Android
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (17.14%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (17.14%) High Availability
4 5 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 5 (14.29%) Change Control
4 5 (14.29%) Proactive Maintenance
4 5 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.43%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL V3
6 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) Task Automation
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) DevOps
7 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Software Licensing
7 2 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) MCSE
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) vSphere
2 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
3 13 (37.14%) Hyper-V
4 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (22.86%) VMware NSX
6 2 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.86%) LXC
7 1 (2.86%) NFS
7 1 (2.86%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) vCenter Server
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (14.29%) FortiGate
3 5 (14.29%) SCCM
3 5 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) VMware
2 18 (51.43%) Cisco
3 14 (40.00%) HP
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (31.43%) Nimble Storage
5 10 (28.57%) Veeam
6 7 (20.00%) Dell
6 7 (20.00%) NetApp
7 5 (14.29%) Polycom
7 5 (14.29%) Proofpoint
7 5 (14.29%) Sophos
8 4 (11.43%) CheckPoint
8 4 (11.43%) F5
8 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
8 4 (11.43%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.71%) EMC
9 2 (5.71%) Meraki
9 2 (5.71%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.86%) Wyse
10 1 (2.86%) Zerto