Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 180 151
Rank change year-on-year +2 -29 -30
Permanent jobs citing SAN 215 200 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.70% 1.62% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 10.68% 13.02%
Number of salaries quoted 176 165 159
North West median annual salary £38,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £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 1,775 1,872 1,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.03% 15.18% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,404 1,505 1,422
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,150 £61,125
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 20 January 2018.

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 20 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
Manchester 0 118 £40,000 -9.09% 14
Cheshire -13 54 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Merseyside +11 29 £55,000 +7.84% 1
Lancashire +14 12 £28,000 -20.00% 5
Cumbria - 1 £18,000 - 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 163 (75.81%) Windows
2 126 (58.60%) VMware
3 125 (58.14%) Active Directory
4 100 (46.51%) Windows Server
5 96 (44.65%) Microsoft
6 74 (34.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (33.49%) Hyper-V
8 70 (32.56%) Office 365
8 70 (32.56%) Cisco
8 70 (32.56%) ITIL
9 65 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 63 (29.30%) WAN
11 60 (27.91%) MCSE
12 56 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 55 (25.58%) LAN
14 54 (25.12%) DNS
15 53 (24.65%) Data Centre
16 51 (23.72%) TCP/IP
17 47 (21.86%) DHCP
18 45 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
19 44 (20.47%) MS Exchange
20 39 (18.14%) PowerShell
20 39 (18.14%) Linux
21 38 (17.67%) Citrix
21 38 (17.67%) Firewall
22 37 (17.21%) SQL Server
23 33 (15.35%) Unix
23 33 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2010
24 32 (14.88%) Finance
25 28 (13.02%) HP

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 44 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 33 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (12.09%) SharePoint
4 20 (9.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (8.37%) IIS
6 10 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.79%) Apache
7 6 (2.79%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.86%) nginx
8 4 (1.86%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.93%) Confluence
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 70 (32.56%) Office 365
2 21 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (7.44%) Mimecast
4 14 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (4.19%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (4.19%) Serverless
6 8 (3.72%) SaaS
7 6 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.79%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.93%) IaaS
8 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (29.30%) WAN
2 55 (25.58%) LAN
3 54 (25.12%) DNS
4 51 (23.72%) TCP/IP
5 47 (21.86%) DHCP
6 38 (17.67%) Firewall
7 18 (8.37%) VLAN
7 18 (8.37%) VPN
8 17 (7.91%) NAS
9 13 (6.05%) Network Security
10 10 (4.65%) Ethernet
10 10 (4.65%) SSH
11 8 (3.72%) VoIP
12 7 (3.26%) Wireless
13 6 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.33%) FTP
14 5 (2.33%) SMTP
15 4 (1.86%) Internet
15 4 (1.86%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.72%) MySQL
5 6 (2.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.47%) OLTP
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.86%) GoCD
3 2 (0.93%) JIRA
3 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (14.88%) Finance
2 15 (6.98%) Banking
3 7 (3.26%) Retail
4 6 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.33%) Games
5 5 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.86%) Back Office
7 3 (1.40%) Law
8 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (23.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 47 (21.86%) Support Engineer
3 42 (19.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (15.81%) Administrator
5 32 (14.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (13.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 28 (13.02%) Analyst
7 26 (12.09%) IT Engineer
8 18 (8.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (7.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 16 (7.44%) Hyper-V Engineer
10 16 (7.44%) IT Support
10 16 (7.44%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (6.51%) Team Leader
13 13 (6.05%) IT Analyst
14 12 (5.58%) VMware Engineer
15 11 (5.12%) Systems Administrator
15 11 (5.12%) Windows Engineer
16 10 (4.65%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.70%) Web Services
2 6 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.47%) .NET
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 53 (24.65%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.16%) Clustering
3 17 (7.91%) Driving Licence
4 11 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.26%) NHS
6 5 (2.33%) iPad
7 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.86%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.93%) BYOD
9 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.93%) FMCG
9 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.93%) Wiki
10 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.47%) PKI
10 1 (0.47%) Replication
10 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 163 (75.81%) Windows
2 100 (46.51%) Windows Server
3 74 (34.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (18.14%) Linux
6 33 (15.35%) Unix
7 23 (10.70%) Windows 7
8 21 (9.77%) Windows 10
9 17 (7.91%) HPUX
10 16 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (6.98%) AIX
11 15 (6.98%) Solaris
12 11 (5.12%) CentOS
13 6 (2.79%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.86%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (32.56%) ITIL
2 20 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (8.84%) Mentoring
4 16 (7.44%) Change Management
4 16 (7.44%) DevOps
4 16 (7.44%) Time Management
5 15 (6.98%) Server Hardening
6 14 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (6.51%) Project Management
6 14 (6.51%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.12%) Patch Management
9 10 (4.65%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.72%) Business Analysis
11 7 (3.26%) Business Process Modelling
11 7 (3.26%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.26%) Release Management
11 7 (3.26%) UML
11 7 (3.26%) Use Case
12 6 (2.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.14%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.77%) SQL
3 18 (8.37%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.72%) Python
5 6 (2.79%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.79%) Perl
6 2 (0.93%) Java
6 2 (0.93%) Korn
6 2 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (27.91%) MCSE
3 27 (12.56%) Degree
4 25 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (6.05%) CCNA
7 12 (5.58%) MCSA
8 11 (5.12%) CCA
8 11 (5.12%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (4.65%) Master's Degree
10 6 (2.79%) NCDA
11 4 (1.86%) CCNP
12 3 (1.40%) MCITP
12 3 (1.40%) MCTS
13 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.72%) QA
2 6 (2.79%) PMO
3 4 (1.86%) SLA
4 3 (1.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (58.14%) Active Directory
2 72 (33.49%) Hyper-V
3 56 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (13.02%) vSphere
5 24 (11.16%) Terminal Services
6 22 (10.23%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (6.51%) XenDesktop
8 12 (5.58%) Docker
9 10 (4.65%) XenApp
10 3 (1.40%) NFS
10 3 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.93%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.47%) OpenSIPS
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (7.44%) SCCM
2 12 (5.58%) Puppet
3 10 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (3.72%) Nagios
6 6 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.86%) Terraform
8 3 (1.40%) SCOM
8 3 (1.40%) WSUS
9 2 (0.93%) Ansible
9 2 (0.93%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.93%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.93%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.93%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.47%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.47%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 126 (58.60%) VMware
2 96 (44.65%) Microsoft
3 70 (32.56%) Cisco
4 38 (17.67%) Citrix
5 28 (13.02%) HP
5 28 (13.02%) Red Hat
6 19 (8.84%) NetApp
6 19 (8.84%) Veeam
7 13 (6.05%) 3PAR
7 13 (6.05%) Veritas
8 11 (5.12%) Dell
8 11 (5.12%) EqualLogic
9 5 (2.33%) Oracle
10 2 (0.93%) Avaya
10 2 (0.93%) EMC
10 2 (0.93%) IBM
10 2 (0.93%) McAfee
10 2 (0.93%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.93%) Panasonic
10 2 (0.93%) Sophos