Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 199 182
Rank change year-on-year +56 -17 +1
Permanent jobs citing SAN 68 97 178
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 1.09% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.13% 7.98% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 56 87 137
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.09%
10th Percentile £29,375 £30,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 671 1,216 1,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.09% 13.66% 17.84%
Number of salaries quoted 527 983 1,614
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,250 £22,575
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 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
Cheshire +44 29 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Manchester +35 28 £42,000 +1.20% 10
Merseyside +23 8 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Lancashire +20 3 £47,500 +18.75% 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 North West region with a requirement for SAN.

1 51 (75.00%) VMware
2 49 (72.06%) Windows
3 44 (64.71%) Cisco
3 44 (64.71%) Firewall
4 43 (63.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (54.41%) Active Directory
6 33 (48.53%) Windows Server
7 29 (42.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 29 (42.65%) Azure
7 29 (42.65%) Office 365
8 27 (39.71%) NAS
9 25 (36.76%) Hyper-V
10 24 (35.29%) DNS
10 24 (35.29%) VoIP
10 24 (35.29%) WAN
11 23 (33.82%) LAN
12 20 (29.41%) NetApp
13 19 (27.94%) SQL
13 19 (27.94%) Management Information System
14 18 (26.47%) Veeam
15 17 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
15 17 (25.00%) Life Science
15 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
15 17 (25.00%) Dell
16 16 (23.53%) Computer Science
17 15 (22.06%) Data Centre
18 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
18 13 (19.12%) Degree
18 13 (19.12%) Microsoft

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 8 (11.76%) IIS
2 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (42.65%) Azure
1 29 (42.65%) Office 365
2 9 (13.24%) AWS
3 3 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.47%) GCP
4 1 (1.47%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (64.71%) Firewall
2 27 (39.71%) NAS
3 24 (35.29%) DNS
3 24 (35.29%) VoIP
3 24 (35.29%) WAN
4 23 (33.82%) LAN
5 12 (17.65%) DHCP
6 8 (11.76%) MPLS
7 5 (7.35%) Wireless
8 4 (5.88%) BGP
8 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (5.88%) EIGRP
8 4 (5.88%) IP Telephony
8 4 (5.88%) OSPF
9 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.94%) VPN
10 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Power BI
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 12 (17.65%) Automotive
2 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.35%) Finance
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) German Language
6 1 (1.47%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) 3rd Line Support
2 13 (19.12%) Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Network Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 8 (11.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Server Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Telecoms Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Telecoms Support Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Voice Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Voice Support Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Kafka
1 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) Management Information System
2 17 (25.00%) Life Science
3 15 (22.06%) Data Centre
4 12 (17.65%) Renewable Energy
5 9 (13.24%) User Experience
6 8 (11.76%) Replication
7 5 (7.35%) Public Cloud
8 4 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.47%) PKI
9 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.47%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Windows Server
3 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.24%) Linux
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (2.94%) Solaris
9 2 (2.94%) Unix
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) HPUX
10 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (23.53%) Computer Science
4 12 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
5 8 (11.76%) Information Security
6 7 (10.29%) Project Management
7 6 (8.82%) High Availability
8 5 (7.35%) ITIL
9 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.88%) Project Delivery
9 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (2.94%) DevOps
11 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (2.94%) Mentoring
11 2 (2.94%) Presales
11 2 (2.94%) Process Improvement
11 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.41%) CCNA
3 3 (4.41%) MCSE
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) MCITP
4 2 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (1.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) GDPR
2 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (63.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (54.41%) Active Directory
3 25 (36.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.35%) vSphere
5 3 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (2.94%) XenApp
7 1 (1.47%) Docker
7 1 (1.47%) NFS
7 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.47%) Icinga
2 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.47%) Nagios
2 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.47%) Rancher
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (75.00%) VMware
2 44 (64.71%) Cisco
3 20 (29.41%) NetApp
4 18 (26.47%) Veeam
5 17 (25.00%) Dell
6 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
7 12 (17.65%) HP
8 10 (14.71%) Avaya
9 9 (13.24%) Aruba
9 9 (13.24%) SonicWALL
10 8 (11.76%) Citrix
11 6 (8.82%) EMC
11 6 (8.82%) Nimble Storage
11 6 (8.82%) Verint
12 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
12 5 (7.35%) Fortinet
13 4 (5.88%) F5
13 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
14 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
14 1 (1.47%) Splunk