Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 203 205
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -19
Permanent jobs citing SAN 88 144 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 1.41% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.87% 7.68% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 74 106 150
Median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -8.50% -4.38%
10th Percentile £32,150 £21,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £61,375 £51,250 £53,300
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,118 1,875 1,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.93% 18.38% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 859 1,347 1,297
Median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +12.50% +4.58%
10th Percentile £24,200 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 +18 56 £44,500 +27.14% 7
Cheshire +11 17 £37,500 +13.64% 4
Lancashire +23 9 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Merseyside -10 6 £50,000 +19.62% 2
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 65 (73.86%) VMware
3 52 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 50 (56.82%) Active Directory
5 48 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 40 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 40 (45.45%) Cisco
7 37 (42.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (36.36%) Azure
9 30 (34.09%) Office 365
10 29 (32.95%) MS Exchange
11 27 (30.68%) Firewall
12 25 (28.41%) SQL Server
13 24 (27.27%) Data Centre
14 22 (25.00%) LAN
14 22 (25.00%) Citrix
15 20 (22.73%) NetApp
15 20 (22.73%) WAN
15 20 (22.73%) SQL
15 20 (22.73%) Hyper-V
16 19 (21.59%) SharePoint
17 18 (20.45%) NAS
18 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2016
19 16 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
19 16 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
19 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 16 (18.18%) Linux
20 15 (17.05%) TCP/IP
20 15 (17.05%) SCCM
21 14 (15.91%) AWS

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 29 (32.95%) MS Exchange
2 19 (21.59%) SharePoint
3 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (6.82%) Skype for Business
5 6 (6.82%) WebSphere
6 5 (5.68%) SAS
7 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.27%) IIS
8 2 (2.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (36.36%) Azure
2 30 (34.09%) Office 365
3 14 (15.91%) AWS
4 4 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.41%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.41%) AWS CodeBuild
5 3 (3.41%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (2.27%) IaaS
7 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.68%) Firewall
2 22 (25.00%) LAN
3 20 (22.73%) WAN
4 18 (20.45%) NAS
5 15 (17.05%) TCP/IP
6 13 (14.77%) VoIP
7 10 (11.36%) DNS
8 8 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (7.95%) Wireless
10 6 (6.82%) DHCP
10 6 (6.82%) iSCSI
10 6 (6.82%) NetScaler
11 5 (5.68%) VLAN
12 4 (4.55%) Skype
12 4 (4.55%) VPN
12 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (3.41%) Network Security
14 2 (2.27%) MPLS
14 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) MySQL
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Amazon Aurora
4 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.41%) Redis
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (39.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (17.05%) Analyst
3 13 (14.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) IT Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Network Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Server Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.68%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) POSIX
2 2 (2.27%) SAML
3 1 (1.14%) HTML
3 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.95%) Clustering
3 6 (6.82%) EMC VNX
3 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.82%) Replication
4 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.55%) Life Science
4 4 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
7 1 (1.14%) CMDB
7 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.14%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 48 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2016
4 16 (18.18%) Linux
4 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.68%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.27%) CentOS
7 2 (2.27%) HPUX
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.27%) SUSE
7 2 (2.27%) Unix
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (10.23%) ITIL
4 8 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (9.09%) High Availability
5 7 (7.95%) Change Management
6 6 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (6.82%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (5.68%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.68%) Information Security
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Automation
7 5 (5.68%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.68%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 4 (4.55%) Migration
8 4 (4.55%) Open Source
8 4 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.41%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 10 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.95%) Python
4 6 (6.82%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.55%) Go
6 2 (2.27%) AWK
6 2 (2.27%) Korn
6 2 (2.27%) Perl
6 2 (2.27%) sed
6 2 (2.27%) VB
6 2 (2.27%) VBScript
7 1 (1.14%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.68%) Degree
2 5 (5.68%) MCSE
3 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.55%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.41%) CCNA
4 3 (3.41%) MCSA
4 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) CCNP
5 2 (2.27%) CCSP
5 2 (2.27%) CCVP
5 2 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.14%) HND
6 1 (1.14%) MCTS
6 1 (1.14%) NCDA
6 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) GDPR
1 7 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) PMO
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 37 (42.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 16 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (13.64%) XenApp
6 11 (12.50%) vSphere
7 9 (10.23%) Docker
8 6 (6.82%) XenDesktop
9 5 (5.68%) vCloud
9 5 (5.68%) VMware NSX
10 4 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (4.55%) Firmware
11 3 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (2.27%) VMware Server
12 2 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (17.05%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.55%) Ansible
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) Puppet
4 3 (3.41%) WSUS
5 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (2.27%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.27%) MobiControl
5 2 (2.27%) SCOM
5 2 (2.27%) Terraform
5 2 (2.27%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.27%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.14%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.14%) Nagios
6 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.14%) SnapMirror
6 1 (1.14%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 65 (73.86%) VMware
2 52 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 40 (45.45%) Cisco
4 22 (25.00%) Citrix
5 20 (22.73%) NetApp
6 12 (13.64%) EMC
7 11 (12.50%) HP
8 9 (10.23%) Veeam
9 8 (9.09%) Fortinet
10 7 (7.95%) CheckPoint
11 6 (6.82%) IBM
11 6 (6.82%) Red Hat
12 5 (5.68%) Dell
12 5 (5.68%) Hitachi
12 5 (5.68%) Meraki
12 5 (5.68%) Palo Alto
13 4 (4.55%) SAP
13 4 (4.55%) WatchGuard
14 3 (3.41%) McAfee
15 2 (2.27%) Forcepoint