Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 166 185
Rank change year-on-year -48 +19 -13
Permanent jobs citing SAN 130 221 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.24% 1.88% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.35% 11.92% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 106 165 187
North West median annual salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £27,125 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £59,000 £54,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 1,768 1,854 2,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.87% 15.77% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,142 1,520 1,653
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,800 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.58% +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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 -64 57 £41,875 +13.18% 18
Cheshire +28 45 £32,875 -15.71% 16
Merseyside -6 20 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Lancashire -34 8 £40,000 +23.08% 5
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 102 (78.46%) Windows
2 101 (77.69%) VMware
3 83 (63.85%) Active Directory
4 76 (58.46%) Windows Server
5 74 (56.92%) Cisco
6 68 (52.31%) Microsoft
7 56 (43.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 53 (40.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 47 (36.15%) Office 365
10 44 (33.85%) DNS
10 44 (33.85%) LAN
11 43 (33.08%) WAN
12 42 (32.31%) DHCP
12 42 (32.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 38 (29.23%) Linux
13 38 (29.23%) Azure
14 35 (26.92%) ITIL
14 35 (26.92%) MS Exchange
15 29 (22.31%) Firewall
16 28 (21.54%) Hyper-V
17 27 (20.77%) TCP/IP
18 26 (20.00%) HP
19 24 (18.46%) vSphere
20 23 (17.69%) NAS
20 23 (17.69%) PowerShell
20 23 (17.69%) Citrix
21 21 (16.15%) IBM
21 21 (16.15%) VoIP
21 21 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
21 21 (16.15%) 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 35 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.31%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.85%) IIS
6 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.54%) nginx
7 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.77%) CMS
8 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (36.15%) Office 365
2 38 (29.23%) Azure
3 21 (16.15%) AWS
4 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.54%) GCP
4 2 (1.54%) Google Play
5 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.77%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.77%) IaaS
5 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (33.85%) DNS
1 44 (33.85%) LAN
2 43 (33.08%) WAN
3 42 (32.31%) DHCP
4 29 (22.31%) Firewall
5 27 (20.77%) TCP/IP
6 23 (17.69%) NAS
7 21 (16.15%) VoIP
8 17 (13.08%) VLAN
9 16 (12.31%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (11.54%) iSCSI
11 11 (8.46%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (8.46%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (7.69%) Network Security
12 10 (7.69%) SNMP
12 10 (7.69%) Wireless
13 9 (6.92%) SSL
14 8 (6.15%) BGP
14 8 (6.15%) Internet
14 8 (6.15%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.77%) Big Data
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (6.92%) Retail
2 8 (6.15%) Finance
3 5 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.31%) Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (19.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (13.08%) IT Engineer
3 17 (13.08%) Support Engineer
4 14 (10.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (10.77%) Network Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.23%) Project Manager
7 11 (8.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (6.92%) IT Support
10 8 (6.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (6.15%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Security Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Office 365 Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Administrator
12 6 (4.62%) Cisco Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.77%) Web Services
2 8 (6.15%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.85%) Flash
4 1 (0.77%) .NET
4 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.77%) LDAP
4 1 (0.77%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.54%) Replication
3 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.69%) EMC VNX
5 8 (6.15%) PKI
5 8 (6.15%) Public Cloud
6 7 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.85%) FlexPod
8 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.08%) Wiki
9 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.54%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.77%) Life Science
11 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (78.46%) Windows
2 76 (58.46%) Windows Server
3 42 (32.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (29.23%) Linux
5 21 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.77%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.15%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (3.08%) Unix
8 4 (3.08%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.31%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.31%) VMS
9 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.54%) AIX
10 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.54%) CentOS
10 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.54%) SUSE
10 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (26.92%) ITIL
3 18 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (12.31%) PRINCE2
6 12 (9.23%) Migration
7 11 (8.46%) Project Management
8 9 (6.92%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (6.92%) DevOps
9 8 (6.15%) B2B
9 8 (6.15%) Business Agility
9 8 (6.15%) ITIL V3
9 8 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (6.15%) Monetization
9 8 (6.15%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 8 (6.15%) Server Management
9 8 (6.15%) Storage Management
9 8 (6.15%) Threat Detection
9 8 (6.15%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 7 (5.38%) Active Listening
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.69%) PowerShell
2 17 (13.08%) SQL
3 5 (3.85%) C
4 1 (0.77%) PHP
4 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (10.00%) CCNA
3 13 (10.00%) MCSE
4 12 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (8.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (6.15%) CCNP
7 7 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (5.38%) MCITP
7 7 (5.38%) MCP
8 5 (3.85%) MCSA
8 5 (3.85%) NCDA
8 5 (3.85%) NCIE
9 4 (3.08%) VCAP
10 3 (2.31%) Degree
10 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.54%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.23%) GDPR
1 12 (9.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.15%) ISO 22301
2 8 (6.15%) ISO 9001
3 6 (4.62%) PMO
4 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (63.85%) Active Directory
2 56 (43.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (21.54%) Hyper-V
4 24 (18.46%) vSphere
5 21 (16.15%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (9.23%) Terminal Services
7 10 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (5.38%) VMware NSX
9 5 (3.85%) NFS
10 3 (2.31%) vCloud
10 3 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.31%) XenApp
11 1 (0.77%) Docker
11 1 (0.77%) Firmware
11 1 (0.77%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) WSUS
2 4 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.31%) SCCM
3 3 (2.31%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.54%) SnapMirror
4 2 (1.54%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.77%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.77%) Puppet
5 1 (0.77%) ServerView Suite
5 1 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 101 (77.69%) VMware
2 74 (56.92%) Cisco
3 68 (52.31%) Microsoft
4 26 (20.00%) HP
5 23 (17.69%) Citrix
6 21 (16.15%) IBM
7 20 (15.38%) EMC
7 20 (15.38%) NetApp
7 20 (15.38%) Veeam
8 13 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 9 (6.92%) Palo Alto
10 8 (6.15%) BT
10 8 (6.15%) Dell
10 8 (6.15%) Nimsoft
11 6 (4.62%) Apple
12 5 (3.85%) Ivanti
13 4 (3.08%) Avaya
13 4 (3.08%) Fortinet
13 4 (3.08%) Nimble Storage
14 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds