Period
to 23 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 171 142
Rank change year-on-year -4 -29 -33
Permanent jobs citing SAN 218 200 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.67% 1.67% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.74% 10.52% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 190 171 228
North West median annual salary £38,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £24,700
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2030 1902 1941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.58% 15.92% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1645 1588 1546
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the North West

SAN
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SAN in the North West

SAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the North West over the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

Salary histogram for SAN in the North West

SAN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 September 2017. 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
Manchester -22 128 £34,575 -23.17% 8
Cheshire +3 59 £40,000 -10.11% 8
Merseyside -9 24 £42,500 -19.05%
Lancashire +3 7 £32,500 -7.14%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 North West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 166 (76.15%) Windows
2 147 (67.43%) VMware
3 135 (61.93%) Active Directory
4 104 (47.71%) Microsoft
4 104 (47.71%) Windows Server
5 103 (47.25%) Hyper-V
6 78 (35.78%) Cisco
7 77 (35.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 76 (34.86%) MS Exchange
9 67 (30.73%) Firewall
10 65 (29.82%) Office 365
11 62 (28.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 61 (27.98%) ITIL
13 60 (27.52%) Citrix
14 59 (27.06%) DNS
15 55 (25.23%) LAN
15 55 (25.23%) WAN
16 53 (24.31%) Microsoft Certification
17 50 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
18 48 (22.02%) DHCP
18 48 (22.02%) MCSE
18 48 (22.02%) Exchange Server 2010
18 48 (22.02%) Data Centre
19 40 (18.35%) TCP/IP
19 40 (18.35%) PowerShell
20 34 (15.60%) VPN
20 34 (15.60%) Degree
21 32 (14.68%) Linux
21 32 (14.68%) Windows 7
22 31 (14.22%) SQL Server

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 76 (34.86%) MS Exchange
2 48 (22.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (11.47%) SharePoint
5 18 (8.26%) IIS
6 10 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (3.67%) Apache
7 8 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.29%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.83%) nginx
9 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.38%) Confluence
10 3 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.46%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 65 (29.82%) Office 365
2 26 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (7.80%) Mimecast
5 5 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.29%) SaaS
6 4 (1.83%) IaaS
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.92%) PaaS
8 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 67 (30.73%) Firewall
2 59 (27.06%) DNS
3 55 (25.23%) LAN
3 55 (25.23%) WAN
4 48 (22.02%) DHCP
5 40 (18.35%) TCP/IP
6 34 (15.60%) VPN
7 29 (13.30%) VLAN
8 16 (7.34%) NAS
9 14 (6.42%) VoIP
10 12 (5.50%) MPLS
11 11 (5.05%) Network Security
11 11 (5.05%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (4.59%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (3.21%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.75%) Ethernet
14 6 (2.75%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.75%) SSH
15 5 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
16 3 (1.38%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.59%) MySQL
4 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.46%) OLTP
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.38%) JIRA
2 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.92%) GoCD
4 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.46%) Maven
General
1 26 (11.93%) Finance
2 9 (4.13%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.67%) Banking
4 7 (3.21%) Retail
5 6 (2.75%) Back Office
6 4 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.92%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (22.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 49 (22.48%) Support Engineer
2 43 (19.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 36 (16.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 28 (12.84%) IT Engineer
5 22 (10.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 21 (9.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 21 (9.63%) IT Support
6 21 (9.63%) IT Support Engineer
7 20 (9.17%) Administrator
8 19 (8.72%) Windows Engineer
9 16 (7.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (7.34%) Storage Engineer
9 16 (7.34%) VMware Engineer
9 16 (7.34%) Windows Support Engineer
10 14 (6.42%) Team Leader
11 13 (5.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (5.96%) Citrix Engineer
12 12 (5.50%) Analyst
13 11 (5.05%) Senior Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.80%) Web Services
2 4 (1.83%) LAMP
3 2 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.46%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.02%) Data Centre
2 23 (10.55%) Driving Licence
3 11 (5.05%) iPad
4 9 (4.13%) Clustering
4 9 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.75%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.29%) NHS
6 5 (2.29%) Replication
7 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.38%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.38%) FMCG
7 3 (1.38%) Wiki
8 2 (0.92%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) BYOD
9 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.46%) IPTV
9 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 166 (76.15%) Windows
2 104 (47.71%) Windows Server
3 77 (35.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (14.68%) Linux
5 32 (14.68%) Windows 7
6 24 (11.01%) Windows 10
7 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.96%) Unix
9 11 (5.05%) CentOS
9 11 (5.05%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.59%) AIX
11 9 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (4.13%) Solaris
12 8 (3.67%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.29%) HPUX
14 4 (1.83%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.46%) Debian
16 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.98%) ITIL
2 30 (13.76%) Mentoring
3 28 (12.84%) Time Management
4 24 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (7.34%) Problem Management
5 16 (7.34%) Project Management
5 16 (7.34%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.42%) Change Management
7 12 (5.50%) DevOps
7 12 (5.50%) Server Hardening
8 9 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.67%) Migration
9 8 (3.67%) Patch Management
9 8 (3.67%) SIEM
10 7 (3.21%) Data Protection
10 7 (3.21%) Security Management
10 7 (3.21%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (2.75%) Configuration Management
11 6 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (2.75%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.35%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.63%) SQL
3 5 (2.29%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.83%) Perl
4 4 (1.83%) VB
5 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.92%) Python
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (24.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (22.02%) MCSE
3 34 (15.60%) Degree
4 22 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (8.72%) Master's Degree
6 17 (7.80%) CCNA
7 14 (6.42%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (4.59%) CCA
9 10 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.29%) MCSA
11 4 (1.83%) CCNP
11 4 (1.83%) MCP
12 3 (1.38%) CCIE
12 3 (1.38%) NCDA
13 2 (0.92%) MCITP
14 1 (0.46%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.38%) GDPR
2 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 135 (61.93%) Active Directory
2 103 (47.25%) Hyper-V
3 62 (28.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (14.22%) Terminal Services
5 25 (11.47%) XenApp
6 21 (9.63%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (9.17%) vSphere
8 13 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (5.96%) XenDesktop
9 8 (3.67%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (3.21%) Docker
11 3 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.38%) XenServer
12 2 (0.92%) Xen
13 1 (0.46%) KVM
13 1 (0.46%) NFS
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) SCCM
2 8 (3.67%) Nagios
2 8 (3.67%) SCOM
2 8 (3.67%) WSUS
3 7 (3.21%) Puppet
4 6 (2.75%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.29%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.83%) SCDPM
6 4 (1.83%) Terraform
7 3 (1.38%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.38%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.92%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 147 (67.43%) VMware
2 104 (47.71%) Microsoft
3 78 (35.78%) Cisco
4 60 (27.52%) Citrix
5 29 (13.30%) NetApp
6 24 (11.01%) Veeam
7 23 (10.55%) Dell
7 23 (10.55%) HP
8 21 (9.63%) EqualLogic
9 18 (8.26%) Red Hat
10 11 (5.05%) EMC
11 9 (4.13%) CheckPoint
12 7 (3.21%) Avaya
12 7 (3.21%) Veritas
12 7 (3.21%) Wyse
13 5 (2.29%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.29%) SonicWALL
14 4 (1.83%) McAfee
14 4 (1.83%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.83%) Symantec