Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 189 153
Rank change year-on-year +16 -36 -43
Permanent jobs citing SAN 227 202 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.72% 1.62% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.56% 10.40% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 192 166 196
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 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.11% - -

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 1964 1943 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.86% 15.57% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1573 1607 1517
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
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 17 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -11 134 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Cheshire -1 54 £39,250 +9.79% 2
Merseyside +1 32 £46,250 -9.31% 3
Lancashire +3 6 £38,750 +10.71%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 180 (79.30%) Windows
2 142 (62.56%) Active Directory
3 133 (58.59%) VMware
4 110 (48.46%) Windows Server
5 102 (44.93%) Hyper-V
6 101 (44.49%) Microsoft
7 84 (37.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 83 (36.56%) Cisco
9 81 (35.68%) Office 365
10 70 (30.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 68 (29.96%) ITIL
12 64 (28.19%) MCSE
13 62 (27.31%) MS Exchange
13 62 (27.31%) DNS
14 60 (26.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 58 (25.55%) WAN
15 58 (25.55%) Firewall
16 55 (24.23%) LAN
17 53 (23.35%) TCP/IP
18 52 (22.91%) DHCP
19 48 (21.15%) Citrix
20 46 (20.26%) Data Centre
21 45 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
22 43 (18.94%) PowerShell
23 42 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
24 38 (16.74%) Degree
25 37 (16.30%) Finance
26 36 (15.86%) Linux
27 34 (14.98%) Windows 7
28 30 (13.22%) Terminal Services

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 62 (27.31%) MS Exchange
2 45 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (12.78%) SharePoint
4 18 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (7.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (6.61%) IIS
7 6 (2.64%) Apache
8 5 (2.20%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.20%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.76%) nginx
10 3 (1.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.44%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 81 (35.68%) Office 365
2 27 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (8.37%) Mimecast
5 5 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.20%) Serverless
6 4 (1.76%) SaaS
7 3 (1.32%) IaaS
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.88%) PaaS
9 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (27.31%) DNS
2 58 (25.55%) Firewall
2 58 (25.55%) WAN
3 55 (24.23%) LAN
4 53 (23.35%) TCP/IP
5 52 (22.91%) DHCP
6 27 (11.89%) VPN
7 23 (10.13%) VLAN
8 17 (7.49%) NAS
9 12 (5.29%) Network Security
10 11 (4.85%) VoIP
10 11 (4.85%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (4.41%) Ethernet
11 10 (4.41%) SSH
12 9 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (3.52%) MPLS
14 7 (3.08%) NetScaler
15 4 (1.76%) iSCSI
16 3 (1.32%) Internet
16 3 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.08%) MySQL
3 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.44%) Big Data
8 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.44%) OLTP
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.32%) JIRA
2 3 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.88%) GoCD
4 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.44%) Maven
General
1 37 (16.30%) Finance
2 12 (5.29%) Banking
3 9 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.52%) Retail
5 6 (2.64%) Back Office
5 6 (2.64%) Games
6 4 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (24.23%) Support Engineer
2 49 (21.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 49 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (14.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 32 (14.10%) IT Engineer
5 28 (12.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 25 (11.01%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 24 (10.57%) Administrator
8 21 (9.25%) IT Support
8 21 (9.25%) IT Support Engineer
9 19 (8.37%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (7.49%) VMware Engineer
11 16 (7.05%) Analyst
11 16 (7.05%) Windows Support Engineer
12 15 (6.61%) Team Leader
13 14 (6.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (5.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (5.29%) Storage Engineer
16 11 (4.85%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.45%) Web Services
2 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.44%) .NET
3 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.44%) COM
3 1 (0.44%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.26%) Data Centre
2 27 (11.89%) Driving Licence
3 21 (9.25%) Clustering
4 10 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.08%) iPad
7 6 (2.64%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.20%) NHS
9 4 (1.76%) Replication
10 3 (1.32%) FMCG
10 3 (1.32%) Wiki
11 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.88%) BYOD
11 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 180 (79.30%) Windows
2 110 (48.46%) Windows Server
3 84 (37.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (15.86%) Linux
6 34 (14.98%) Windows 7
7 28 (12.33%) Unix
8 26 (11.45%) Windows 10
9 15 (6.61%) HPUX
10 14 (6.17%) Solaris
11 13 (5.73%) AIX
12 11 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (3.52%) CentOS
13 8 (3.52%) Windows 8
14 5 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.76%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.44%) Debian
17 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (29.96%) ITIL
2 28 (12.33%) Time Management
3 25 (11.01%) Mentoring
4 20 (8.81%) Server Hardening
5 19 (8.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (7.49%) Project Management
7 16 (7.05%) Problem Management
8 14 (6.17%) Change Management
9 13 (5.73%) DevOps
9 13 (5.73%) Patch Management
9 13 (5.73%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.52%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.52%) SIEM
12 7 (3.08%) Network Design
12 7 (3.08%) Security Management
12 7 (3.08%) Strategic Thinking
12 7 (3.08%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (2.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.94%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.49%) SQL
3 15 (6.61%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.44%) Perl
5 1 (0.44%) PHP
5 1 (0.44%) Ruby
5 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (30.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (28.19%) MCSE
3 38 (16.74%) Degree
4 25 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (9.25%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (8.81%) CCNA
7 19 (8.37%) Master's Degree
8 17 (7.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (6.17%) CCA
9 14 (6.17%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (3.52%) CCNP
11 7 (3.08%) MCSA
12 6 (2.64%) NCDA
13 4 (1.76%) MCITP
13 4 (1.76%) MCP
14 3 (1.32%) CCIE
15 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
15 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.76%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) GDPR
2 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.88%) PMO
3 2 (0.88%) SLA
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 142 (62.56%) Active Directory
2 102 (44.93%) Hyper-V
3 60 (26.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (13.22%) Terminal Services
5 27 (11.89%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (10.57%) vSphere
7 15 (6.61%) XenApp
7 15 (6.61%) XenDesktop
8 12 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.08%) Docker
10 6 (2.64%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.88%) NFS
12 2 (0.88%) Xen
13 1 (0.44%) KVM
13 1 (0.44%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.44%) vCloud
13 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (4.85%) SCCM
2 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (3.08%) Nagios
3 7 (3.08%) Puppet
4 6 (2.64%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.76%) SCOM
5 4 (1.76%) Terraform
6 3 (1.32%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.32%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.88%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.44%) SCSM
8 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 133 (58.59%) VMware
2 101 (44.49%) Microsoft
3 83 (36.56%) Cisco
4 48 (21.15%) Citrix
5 28 (12.33%) HP
6 25 (11.01%) Veeam
7 24 (10.57%) Red Hat
8 23 (10.13%) Dell
9 21 (9.25%) EqualLogic
10 17 (7.49%) NetApp
11 11 (4.85%) 3PAR
11 11 (4.85%) Veritas
12 8 (3.52%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.08%) Wyse
14 6 (2.64%) EMC
15 5 (2.20%) Oracle
16 4 (1.76%) McAfee
17 3 (1.32%) Panasonic
17 3 (1.32%) Symantec
18 2 (0.88%) Palo Alto