Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 204 176
Rank change year-on-year +61 -28 +17
Permanent jobs citing SAN 85 140 210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 1.33% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 7.25% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 76 113 172
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,100 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,750 £62,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 755 1,931 1,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.03% 18.33% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 597 1,163 1,437
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SAN in the North West.

Salary trend for SAN in the North West

SAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SAN in the North West over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +69 44 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Cheshire +24 24 £32,500 -14.47% 5
Merseyside +14 11 £50,001 +17.65% 5
Lancashire +59 6 £40,000 -20.00% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 56 (65.88%) Windows
2 50 (58.82%) VMware
3 49 (57.65%) Microsoft
4 44 (51.76%) Active Directory
5 42 (49.41%) LAN
6 41 (48.24%) WAN
6 41 (48.24%) Cisco
7 36 (42.35%) Data Centre
8 33 (38.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 31 (36.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
11 28 (32.94%) Office 365
12 25 (29.41%) Firewall
13 22 (25.88%) Citrix
14 21 (24.71%) ITIL
14 21 (24.71%) NAS
15 20 (23.53%) MS Exchange
15 20 (23.53%) DNS
16 19 (22.35%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (21.18%) NetApp
17 18 (21.18%) Azure
18 17 (20.00%) Hyper-V
18 17 (20.00%) Fortinet
19 16 (18.82%) Change Management
20 15 (17.65%) Wireless
20 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
20 15 (17.65%) DHCP
20 15 (17.65%) MCSE
20 15 (17.65%) iSCSI
21 14 (16.47%) CheckPoint

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 20 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.29%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.35%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.94%) Office 365
2 18 (21.18%) Azure
3 11 (12.94%) AWS
4 4 (4.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (4.71%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.71%) AWS CodeBuild
4 4 (4.71%) AWS CodePipeline
5 2 (2.35%) G Suite
5 2 (2.35%) IaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (49.41%) LAN
2 41 (48.24%) WAN
3 25 (29.41%) Firewall
4 21 (24.71%) NAS
5 20 (23.53%) DNS
6 15 (17.65%) DHCP
6 15 (17.65%) iSCSI
6 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 15 (17.65%) Wireless
7 14 (16.47%) MPLS
8 13 (15.29%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (15.29%) Cisco Wireless
9 12 (14.12%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (12.94%) BGP
10 11 (12.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (12.94%) EIGRP
10 11 (12.94%) OSPF
11 6 (7.06%) VoIP
12 4 (4.71%) NetScaler
12 4 (4.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) MySQL
3 4 (4.71%) Amazon Aurora
3 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.71%) Redis
4 2 (2.35%) DB2
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) German Language
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (31.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Analyst
2 14 (16.47%) Network Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 5 (5.88%) SAN Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Network Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior IT Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 2 (2.35%) POSIX
3 1 (1.18%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (42.35%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.06%) Replication
2 6 (7.06%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.35%) AS400
6 2 (2.35%) Clustering
6 2 (2.35%) iSeries
6 2 (2.35%) Life Science
6 2 (2.35%) User Experience
7 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (65.88%) Windows
2 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
3 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.12%) Linux
5 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.41%) Windows 10
6 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (2.35%) CentOS
9 2 (2.35%) HPUX
9 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.35%) SUSE
9 2 (2.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (24.71%) ITIL
3 16 (18.82%) Change Management
4 11 (12.94%) WAN Optimisation
5 9 (10.59%) High Availability
6 8 (9.41%) Information Security
7 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Automation
7 7 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (8.24%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.88%) Open Source
8 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (4.71%) Migration
9 4 (4.71%) Project Management
10 3 (3.53%) Data Security
10 3 (3.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) Python
2 7 (8.24%) Bash Shell
3 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.06%) SQL
4 5 (5.88%) Go
5 2 (2.35%) AWK
5 2 (2.35%) Korn
5 2 (2.35%) Perl
5 2 (2.35%) sed
6 1 (1.18%) R
6 1 (1.18%) VB
6 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (17.65%) MCSE
3 12 (14.12%) MCSA
4 9 (10.59%) Server+ Certification
5 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.53%) CCNA
7 3 (3.53%) Degree
7 3 (3.53%) MCITP
8 2 (2.35%) CCNP
8 2 (2.35%) CCSP
8 2 (2.35%) CCVP
9 1 (1.18%) CISM
9 1 (1.18%) CISSP
9 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.18%) HND
9 1 (1.18%) SANS
9 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.24%) GDPR
3 4 (4.71%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 31 (36.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 11 (12.94%) Docker
4 11 (12.94%) XenApp
5 8 (9.41%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.88%) vCloud
6 5 (5.88%) VMware NSX
7 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (3.53%) Firmware
8 3 (3.53%) vSphere
9 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.35%) PowerHA
9 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) Ansible
2 5 (5.88%) Puppet
3 3 (3.53%) EdgeSight
3 3 (3.53%) Nagios
3 3 (3.53%) SCOM
3 3 (3.53%) WSUS
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.35%) MobiControl
4 2 (2.35%) Terraform
5 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (58.82%) VMware
2 49 (57.65%) Microsoft
3 41 (48.24%) Cisco
4 22 (25.88%) Citrix
5 18 (21.18%) NetApp
6 17 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 14 (16.47%) CheckPoint
8 11 (12.94%) F5
8 11 (12.94%) Palo Alto
9 9 (10.59%) HP
10 8 (9.41%) Veeam
11 7 (8.24%) Red Hat
12 5 (5.88%) Dell
12 5 (5.88%) Hitachi
12 5 (5.88%) Siemens
13 4 (4.71%) Aruba
13 4 (4.71%) SonicWALL
14 3 (3.53%) Nimble Storage
14 3 (3.53%) SAP
15 2 (2.35%) IBM