Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 201 166
Rank change year-on-year +29 -35 -45
Permanent jobs citing SAN 212 186 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 1.41% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 9.24% 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 167 167 160
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,000 £30,950
90th Percentile £56,000 £53,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,056 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -

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 1,761 2,012 1,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.03% 15.29% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,396 1,602 1,460
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,625
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +53 120 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Cheshire -33 40 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Lancashire +26 29 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Merseyside +3 19 £44,000 +3.53%
Cumbria - 3 £35,000 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 161 (75.94%) VMware
2 150 (70.75%) Windows
3 131 (61.79%) Active Directory
4 98 (46.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (46.23%) Windows Server
5 96 (45.28%) Microsoft
6 95 (44.81%) Cisco
7 69 (32.55%) LAN
8 68 (32.08%) WAN
8 68 (32.08%) Citrix
8 68 (32.08%) ITIL
8 68 (32.08%) Office 365
9 67 (31.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (25.94%) Hyper-V
11 53 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (24.06%) Firewall
13 50 (23.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 47 (22.17%) DNS
15 44 (20.75%) MCSE
16 43 (20.28%) SQL Server
17 41 (19.34%) Linux
18 35 (16.51%) MS Exchange
19 34 (16.04%) Microsoft Azure
20 32 (15.09%) TCP/IP
21 31 (14.62%) DHCP
22 29 (13.68%) SQL
23 28 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
24 27 (12.74%) Terminal Services
24 27 (12.74%) SCCM
24 27 (12.74%) Network Security

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 35 (16.51%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.49%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.19%) IIS
5 7 (3.30%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.94%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) Apache
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 68 (32.08%) Office 365
2 34 (16.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.72%) IaaS
4 8 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (3.30%) GitHub
6 6 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.83%) PaaS
6 6 (2.83%) SaaS
7 4 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.42%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 69 (32.55%) LAN
2 68 (32.08%) WAN
3 51 (24.06%) Firewall
4 47 (22.17%) DNS
5 32 (15.09%) TCP/IP
6 31 (14.62%) DHCP
7 27 (12.74%) Network Security
8 25 (11.79%) NAS
9 19 (8.96%) VPN
10 18 (8.49%) VoIP
11 16 (7.55%) Wireless
12 13 (6.13%) IP Telephony
12 13 (6.13%) iSCSI
13 11 (5.19%) MPLS
14 10 (4.72%) Internet
14 10 (4.72%) SSL
15 9 (4.25%) VLAN
16 8 (3.77%) SNMP
16 8 (3.77%) WLAN
17 7 (3.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.08%) MySQL
3 2 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.94%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Subversion
2 2 (0.94%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) GoCD
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (7.55%) Finance
2 15 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.25%) Retail
4 8 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.30%) Marketing
6 4 (1.89%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.42%) Back Office
7 3 (1.42%) Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Law
8 2 (0.94%) Local Government
8 2 (0.94%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (28.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (18.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 25 (11.79%) Analyst
3 25 (11.79%) Support Engineer
4 20 (9.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (9.43%) IT Engineer
5 17 (8.02%) Administrator
6 16 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (7.08%) IT Support
8 14 (6.60%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (6.13%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (5.66%) Server Engineer
11 11 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
11 11 (5.19%) Server Analyst
11 11 (5.19%) Service Analyst
11 11 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
12 9 (4.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (4.25%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.72%) Web Services
2 4 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.47%) Flash
3 1 (0.47%) JSON
3 1 (0.47%) LDAP
3 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.26%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.49%) Clustering
3 15 (7.08%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.72%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (3.30%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.30%) Replication
7 7 (3.30%) User Experience
8 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.83%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (2.36%) PKI
10 4 (1.89%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.89%) NHS
11 3 (1.42%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.94%) iPad
12 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 150 (70.75%) Windows
2 98 (46.23%) Windows Server
3 67 (31.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (19.34%) Linux
6 28 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (9.43%) Windows 10
8 18 (8.49%) Windows 7
9 17 (8.02%) Unix
10 14 (6.60%) CentOS
11 12 (5.66%) Mac OS X
12 7 (3.30%) Debian
13 6 (2.83%) SUSE
14 5 (2.36%) HPUX
14 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (2.36%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.89%) Windows 8
16 3 (1.42%) AIX
16 3 (1.42%) Solaris
17 2 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.08%) ITIL
2 26 (12.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.43%) Change Management
5 18 (8.49%) Incident Management
5 18 (8.49%) Service Delivery
6 17 (8.02%) E-Commerce
6 17 (8.02%) Service Management
6 17 (8.02%) Time Management
7 16 (7.55%) Knowledge Management
8 15 (7.08%) Project Management
9 14 (6.60%) DevOps
9 14 (6.60%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.13%) Problem Management
11 12 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.19%) Customer Engagement
12 11 (5.19%) Migration
12 11 (5.19%) Statistics
13 10 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (4.25%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.68%) SQL
2 20 (9.43%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.19%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.77%) Perl
4 8 (3.77%) Python
5 7 (3.30%) PHP
5 7 (3.30%) Ruby
6 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (23.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (20.75%) MCSE
3 24 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (10.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (9.43%) CCNP
6 17 (8.02%) CCNA
6 17 (8.02%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (7.55%) Degree
8 11 (5.19%) Network+ Certification
9 10 (4.72%) MCSA
10 7 (3.30%) MCP
11 6 (2.83%) CCDP
11 6 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.36%) SC Cleared
12 5 (2.36%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.36%) VCP5
13 4 (1.89%) MCTS
14 3 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.42%) MCITP
15 1 (0.47%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (7.08%) SLA
3 11 (5.19%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.89%) GDPR
4 4 (1.89%) QA
5 3 (1.42%) COSHH
5 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 131 (61.79%) Active Directory
2 98 (46.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (25.94%) Hyper-V
4 27 (12.74%) Terminal Services
5 22 (10.38%) vSphere
6 18 (8.49%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (6.60%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (5.66%) XenApp
9 7 (3.30%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.89%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.42%) NFS
12 3 (1.42%) Xen
13 2 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.94%) Firmware
13 2 (0.94%) vCloud
13 2 (0.94%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (12.74%) SCCM
2 13 (6.13%) SCOM
3 9 (4.25%) vCenter Server
4 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (3.77%) Puppet
5 7 (3.30%) Ansible
5 7 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.83%) WSUS
7 5 (2.36%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.89%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.89%) Nagios
8 4 (1.89%) vRealize
9 3 (1.42%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.42%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.94%) Foglight
10 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.94%) OpenView
10 2 (0.94%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.94%) WMI
Vendors
1 161 (75.94%) VMware
2 96 (45.28%) Microsoft
3 95 (44.81%) Cisco
4 68 (32.08%) Citrix
5 24 (11.32%) Veeam
6 20 (9.43%) Fortinet
6 20 (9.43%) NetApp
7 19 (8.96%) HP
7 19 (8.96%) Red Hat
8 14 (6.60%) EMC
9 11 (5.19%) Huawei
10 10 (4.72%) Juniper
11 9 (4.25%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.30%) Dell
12 7 (3.30%) Nimble Storage
13 6 (2.83%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.83%) Apple
13 6 (2.83%) Ivanti
14 5 (2.36%) IBM
14 5 (2.36%) McAfee