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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 124 117
Rank change year-on-year -52 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SAN 95 108 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.39% 1.92% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.92% 12.03% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 84 88 120
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £32,000 £26,225
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1065 898 966
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.95% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 761 773
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -55 43 £39,000 -13.33% 10
Cheshire -8 39 £40,000 -10.11% 3
Merseyside -10 10 £42,500 -29.16%
Lancashire +6 3 £32,500 -7.14% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 127 (73.41%) VMware
2 102 (58.96%) Windows
3 92 (53.18%) Microsoft
4 86 (49.71%) Active Directory
5 72 (41.62%) Windows Server
6 62 (35.84%) MS Exchange
7 61 (35.26%) Citrix
8 58 (33.53%) Hyper-V
9 56 (32.37%) Firewall
10 53 (30.64%) DNS
11 52 (30.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 49 (28.32%) Data Centre
13 44 (25.43%) Cisco
14 43 (24.86%) DHCP
15 41 (23.70%) WAN
15 41 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 41 (23.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 40 (23.12%) LAN
17 38 (21.97%) VPN
18 33 (19.08%) NetApp
19 32 (18.50%) PowerShell
20 31 (17.92%) XenApp
21 30 (17.34%) Terminal Services
22 29 (16.76%) Linux
22 29 (16.76%) SQL
22 29 (16.76%) ITIL
22 29 (16.76%) Exchange Server 2010
23 28 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2013
23 28 (16.18%) SQL Server
23 28 (16.18%) VLAN

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 (35.84%) MS Exchange
2 29 (16.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (13.29%) IIS
5 12 (6.94%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (5.20%) Apache
8 4 (2.31%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.31%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.58%) Confluence
10 1 (0.58%) DNN
10 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.98%) Office 365
2 17 (9.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.31%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.16%) SaaS
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (32.37%) Firewall
2 53 (30.64%) DNS
3 43 (24.86%) DHCP
4 41 (23.70%) WAN
5 40 (23.12%) LAN
6 38 (21.97%) VPN
7 28 (16.18%) VLAN
8 26 (15.03%) TCP/IP
9 17 (9.83%) NAS
10 16 (9.25%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (6.36%) VoIP
12 10 (5.78%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (4.05%) MPLS
13 7 (4.05%) Network Security
14 6 (3.47%) NetScaler
15 5 (2.89%) Internet
15 5 (2.89%) iSCSI
15 5 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
16 4 (2.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.62%) MySQL
4 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.16%) Maven
3 1 (0.58%) GoCD
3 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 15 (8.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.73%) Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Back Office
4 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.16%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (21.97%) 3rd Line Support
1 38 (21.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (15.61%) Analyst
3 25 (14.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 23 (13.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 23 (13.29%) Infrastructure Support
4 23 (13.29%) Support Analyst
5 21 (12.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 21 (12.14%) Support Engineer
6 19 (10.98%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 18 (10.40%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 17 (9.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 17 (9.83%) Storage Engineer
9 14 (8.09%) Administrator
10 13 (7.51%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (7.51%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (6.36%) Citrix Engineer
11 11 (6.36%) Senior Storage Engineer
12 8 (4.62%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.62%) LAMP
2 7 (4.05%) Web Services
3 4 (2.31%) XML
4 3 (1.73%) POSIX
5 2 (1.16%) .NET
5 2 (1.16%) Middleware
6 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.58%) REST
6 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (28.32%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.94%) iPad
3 10 (5.78%) EMC VNX
4 6 (3.47%) Clustering
5 5 (2.89%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.89%) HP Storage
5 5 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.73%) Replication
7 2 (1.16%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.58%) Blog
8 1 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 102 (58.96%) Windows
2 72 (41.62%) Windows Server
3 41 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (23.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (16.76%) Linux
5 21 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (6.94%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.36%) CentOS
8 10 (5.78%) Unix
8 10 (5.78%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.20%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.89%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.89%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.31%) HPUX
12 3 (1.73%) AIX
12 3 (1.73%) Debian
12 3 (1.73%) SUSE
13 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.76%) ITIL
2 19 (10.98%) Service Delivery
3 18 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (6.36%) Mentoring
4 11 (6.36%) Migration
5 10 (5.78%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.20%) DevOps
6 9 (5.20%) Project Management
6 9 (5.20%) Service Management
7 8 (4.62%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.05%) Analytics
8 7 (4.05%) Change Management
8 7 (4.05%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (4.05%) Data Protection
8 7 (4.05%) Product Management
9 6 (3.47%) Presales
10 5 (2.89%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (2.89%) Server Hardening
10 5 (2.89%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (2.89%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.50%) PowerShell
2 29 (16.76%) SQL
3 16 (9.25%) Perl
4 12 (6.94%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.62%) Python
6 6 (3.47%) Ruby
6 6 (3.47%) VB
7 3 (1.73%) AWK
7 3 (1.73%) Korn
7 3 (1.73%) sed
8 2 (1.16%) VBScript
9 1 (0.58%) Java
9 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (8.09%) MCSE
3 11 (6.36%) CCNA
4 8 (4.62%) Degree
4 8 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.89%) MCSA
7 4 (2.31%) CCA
7 4 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.73%) CCIE
8 3 (1.73%) CCNP
8 3 (1.73%) MCP
9 2 (1.16%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.16%) MCITP
9 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (49.71%) Active Directory
2 58 (33.53%) Hyper-V
3 52 (30.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (17.92%) XenApp
5 30 (17.34%) Terminal Services
6 17 (9.83%) vSphere
7 12 (6.94%) XenDesktop
8 11 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (4.05%) Docker
11 5 (2.89%) PowerHA
12 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.73%) XenServer
13 2 (1.16%) KVM
14 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.58%) OpenSIPS
14 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (9.83%) WSUS
2 10 (5.78%) Nagios
3 7 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.05%) SCCM
3 7 (4.05%) SCOM
4 6 (3.47%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.47%) Puppet
4 6 (3.47%) SCDPM
4 6 (3.47%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.89%) Ansible
5 5 (2.89%) CFEngine
6 4 (2.31%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.73%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.73%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.58%) SCSM
9 1 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 127 (73.41%) VMware
2 92 (53.18%) Microsoft
3 61 (35.26%) Citrix
4 44 (25.43%) Cisco
5 33 (19.08%) NetApp
6 26 (15.03%) HP
7 18 (10.40%) EMC
7 18 (10.40%) Red Hat
8 17 (9.83%) Avaya
9 11 (6.36%) Veeam
10 7 (4.05%) 3PAR
10 7 (4.05%) Dell
10 7 (4.05%) SonicWALL
10 7 (4.05%) Symantec
11 6 (3.47%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.89%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.89%) McAfee
12 5 (2.89%) Veritas
13 4 (2.31%) Juniper
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop tofs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MAG
Salary: From £34,344 to £38,856 per annum plus contributory pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago