The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 39 38
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1  
Permanent jobs citing SAN 11 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.06% 4.20% 5.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.57% 19.61% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 17
Median salary £42,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.16% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £32,000 £28,878
10% offered a salary of more than £47,625 £65,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 115 102 57
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 21.50% 21.43% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 126 341 180
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £58,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for SAN in Merseyside

SAN
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for SAN in Merseyside

SAN
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in Merseyside over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SAN in Merseyside

SAN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Liverpool -1 10 £42,500 -29.16%
Wirral - 1 £29,000 -
SAN
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SAN.

1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 13 (61.90%) Hyper-V
4 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
5 11 (52.38%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
7 8 (38.10%) NAS
8 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (33.33%) SCCM
8 7 (33.33%) SCOM
8 7 (33.33%) SCVMM
8 7 (33.33%) Office 365
8 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
9 6 (28.57%) Citrix
9 6 (28.57%) VB
9 6 (28.57%) SCDPM
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (28.57%) Migration
9 6 (28.57%) XenApp
10 5 (23.81%) Network Security
10 5 (23.81%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (23.81%) ITIL
10 5 (23.81%) CCNA
10 5 (23.81%) DNS
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.76%) Confluence
5 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) NAS
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) Network Security
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) Internet
3 4 (19.05%) VLAN
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) LAN
4 3 (14.29%) Skype
4 3 (14.29%) VoIP
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.76%) Intranet
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Administrator
2 6 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) IT Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) IT Support
4 4 (19.05%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (14.29%) SAN Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
1 4 (19.05%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) HPUX
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (23.81%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 3 (14.29%) Time Management
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Release Management
6 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Server Patching
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) VB
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CCNA
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCSA
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (14.29%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) CCA
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 13 (61.90%) Hyper-V
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (28.57%) XenApp
4 4 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (19.05%) vSphere
4 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
1 7 (33.33%) SCOM
1 7 (33.33%) SCVMM
2 6 (28.57%) SCDPM
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Nagios
5 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Meraki
6 1 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds