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

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 178 178
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 -22
Permanent jobs citing SAN 225 222 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.93% 1.74% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 11.41% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 169 190 170
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% -14.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,950 £30,200
90th Percentile £53,903 £57,500 £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 1,986 1,946 1,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.99% 15.24% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,615 1,559 1,591
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 20 October 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 October 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 +27 143 £36,000 +2.86% 20
Cheshire +12 50 £39,000 -2.50% 7
Merseyside +8 23 £42,396 -0.24% 4
Lancashire +10 7 £35,000 -9.68% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 169 (75.11%) VMware
2 143 (63.56%) Active Directory
3 139 (61.78%) Windows
4 118 (52.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 109 (48.44%) Windows Server
6 91 (40.44%) Cisco
6 91 (40.44%) LAN
6 91 (40.44%) Firewall
7 90 (40.00%) WAN
8 85 (37.78%) Microsoft
9 67 (29.78%) ITIL
10 64 (28.44%) DNS
10 64 (28.44%) Citrix
10 64 (28.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 59 (26.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (22.22%) Office 365
13 49 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 49 (21.78%) DHCP
14 46 (20.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 44 (19.56%) Virtual Servers
16 40 (17.78%) Linux
17 39 (17.33%) Hyper-V
18 38 (16.89%) SharePoint
19 36 (16.00%) TCP/IP
20 34 (15.11%) Network Security
21 31 (13.78%) Virtual Machines
21 31 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
22 29 (12.89%) Telecoms
22 29 (12.89%) Service Management
22 29 (12.89%) Problem-Solving

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 38 (16.89%) SharePoint
2 25 (11.11%) IIS
3 22 (9.78%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.22%) Apache
8 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.44%) Confluence
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) JBoss
9 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.89%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 50 (22.22%) Office 365
2 49 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (5.33%) IaaS
5 9 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.22%) GitHub
8 4 (1.78%) PaaS
9 3 (1.33%) SaaS
10 2 (0.89%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 91 (40.44%) Firewall
1 91 (40.44%) LAN
2 90 (40.00%) WAN
3 64 (28.44%) DNS
4 49 (21.78%) DHCP
5 36 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 34 (15.11%) Network Security
7 25 (11.11%) VPN
8 19 (8.44%) iSCSI
8 19 (8.44%) VoIP
9 18 (8.00%) MPLS
9 18 (8.00%) NAS
10 15 (6.67%) IP Telephony
10 15 (6.67%) Wireless
11 14 (6.22%) SSL
12 13 (5.78%) VLAN
13 11 (4.89%) NetScaler
14 10 (4.44%) SMTP
15 9 (4.00%) HTTP
16 8 (3.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.56%) MySQL
3 8 (3.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (3.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.22%) Subversion
2 4 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 29 (12.89%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.22%) Finance
3 11 (4.89%) Retail
4 9 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.56%) Marketing
6 4 (1.78%) Publishing
6 4 (1.78%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.89%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (19.56%) Analyst
2 40 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (14.22%) IT Support
4 31 (13.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 30 (13.33%) Support Engineer
6 26 (11.56%) Support Technician
7 24 (10.67%) Server Support
7 24 (10.67%) Server Support Technician
7 24 (10.67%) Server Technician
8 23 (10.22%) IT Support Technician
8 23 (10.22%) IT Technician
8 23 (10.22%) SAN Support
9 21 (9.33%) Server Analyst
9 21 (9.33%) Service Analyst
9 21 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (7.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (7.11%) Administrator
12 13 (5.78%) Infrastructure Support
12 13 (5.78%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.44%) Web Services
2 6 (2.67%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.33%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (1.33%) REST
3 3 (1.33%) SOAP
4 1 (0.44%) J2EE
4 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.78%) Clustering
3 16 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (3.11%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.11%) Replication
7 6 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.78%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.78%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.89%) User Experience
11 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.44%) PKI
11 1 (0.44%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 139 (61.78%) Windows
2 109 (48.44%) Windows Server
3 64 (28.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (26.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (17.78%) Linux
6 20 (8.89%) Windows 10
7 15 (6.67%) Unix
8 11 (4.89%) CentOS
9 10 (4.44%) Debian
10 9 (4.00%) Windows 7
11 7 (3.11%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.67%) SUSE
13 4 (1.78%) AIX
13 4 (1.78%) Solaris
14 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.44%) HPUX
16 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.78%) ITIL
2 46 (20.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 29 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (12.89%) Service Management
4 28 (12.44%) Change Management
5 27 (12.00%) Problem Management
6 24 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (10.22%) Incident Management
8 22 (9.78%) Knowledge Management
9 21 (9.33%) Statistics
10 17 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (7.56%) Mentoring
10 17 (7.56%) Project Management
11 16 (7.11%) Server Management
12 15 (6.67%) Storage Management
12 15 (6.67%) Time Management
13 13 (5.78%) DevOps
14 12 (5.33%) High Availability
15 11 (4.89%) Load Balancing
16 10 (4.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.44%) SQL
2 16 (7.11%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.00%) Perl
4 8 (3.56%) PHP
5 7 (3.11%) Python
5 7 (3.11%) Ruby
6 5 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.22%) VBScript
7 4 (1.78%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.33%) C++
8 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (12.00%) MCSE
3 23 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (9.33%) Network+ Certification
5 17 (7.56%) CCNA
6 16 (7.11%) Degree
7 15 (6.67%) CCNP
7 15 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.11%) MCTS
10 6 (2.67%) CCDP
11 5 (2.22%) MCP
11 5 (2.22%) MCSA
11 5 (2.22%) VCP5
12 4 (1.78%) MCITP
13 3 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
15 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.44%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (7.56%) SLA
3 12 (5.33%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.78%) GDPR
4 4 (1.78%) QA
System Software
1 143 (63.56%) Active Directory
2 118 (52.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (19.56%) Virtual Servers
4 39 (17.33%) Hyper-V
5 31 (13.78%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (9.78%) Terminal Services
6 22 (9.78%) vSphere
7 17 (7.56%) XenDesktop
8 13 (5.78%) XenApp
9 8 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.33%) NFS
11 3 (1.33%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.44%) Docker
13 1 (0.44%) Firmware
13 1 (0.44%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.44%) vCloud
13 1 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.78%) vCenter Server
2 12 (5.33%) SCCM
3 10 (4.44%) SCOM
4 8 (3.56%) Nagios
5 7 (3.11%) Ansible
5 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.11%) Puppet
6 6 (2.67%) AirWatch
7 5 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.22%) Foglight
7 5 (2.22%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.22%) vRealize
8 3 (1.33%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.33%) WSUS
9 2 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.44%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.44%) Salt
10 1 (0.44%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 169 (75.11%) VMware
2 91 (40.44%) Cisco
3 85 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 64 (28.44%) Citrix
5 28 (12.44%) Fortinet
6 24 (10.67%) Veeam
7 22 (9.78%) NetApp
8 21 (9.33%) Huawei
9 19 (8.44%) SolarWinds
10 15 (6.67%) Dell
10 15 (6.67%) EMC
10 15 (6.67%) HP
11 14 (6.22%) Red Hat
12 12 (5.33%) Juniper
12 12 (5.33%) Nimble Storage
13 7 (3.11%) Apple
13 7 (3.11%) Brocade
13 7 (3.11%) F5
14 6 (2.67%) Avaya
14 6 (2.67%) Blue Coat