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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / North West
Rank 176 138 108
Rank change year-on-year -38 -30  
Permanent jobs citing SAN 78 102 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.79% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.63% 12.03% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71 77 138
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £29,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 904 848 1114
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 14.92% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 701 689 849
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -37 40 £37,500 -16.66% 7
Cheshire +12 24 £35,750 -10.62% 5
Merseyside -9 10 £37,250 -37.91% 6
Lancashire +3 4 £37,500 +10.29%
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 116 (61.70%) VMware
2 90 (47.87%) Windows
2 90 (47.87%) Microsoft
3 82 (43.62%) Active Directory
4 72 (38.30%) Linux
4 72 (38.30%) Windows Server
5 60 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 60 (31.91%) MS Excel
6 50 (26.60%) SQL Server
6 50 (26.60%) ITIL
7 48 (25.53%) Data Centre
8 47 (25.00%) Cisco
8 47 (25.00%) NetApp
8 47 (25.00%) Firewall
9 46 (24.47%) SQL
10 44 (23.40%) DNS
10 44 (23.40%) MS Exchange
11 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (20.74%) Hyper-V
13 36 (19.15%) DHCP
13 36 (19.15%) Unix
14 35 (18.62%) Red Hat
14 35 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (18.09%) Citrix
16 33 (17.55%) IIS
16 33 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (17.02%) Service Management
18 30 (15.96%) PowerShell
19 29 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (14.89%) PaaS

SAN
Top Related 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 44 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 33 (17.55%) IIS
3 19 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (6.38%) Apache
6 11 (5.85%) OpenStack
7 7 (3.72%) Tomcat
8 6 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (3.19%) JBoss
8 6 (3.19%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.66%) Skype for Business
10 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.06%) Confluence
11 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.53%) DNN
12 1 (0.53%) SAS
12 1 (0.53%) Zimbra
Applications
1 60 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 26 (13.83%) MS Office
3 16 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (14.89%) IaaS
2 28 (14.89%) PaaS
3 19 (10.11%) Office 365
4 13 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (5.85%) OpenShift
6 7 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.72%) SaaS
7 6 (3.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (25.00%) Firewall
2 44 (23.40%) DNS
3 36 (19.15%) DHCP
4 27 (14.36%) VPN
5 26 (13.83%) VLAN
6 23 (12.23%) LAN
7 22 (11.70%) TCP/IP
8 21 (11.17%) NAS
9 19 (10.11%) WAN
10 12 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (5.32%) Internet
12 9 (4.79%) Network Security
13 8 (4.26%) VoIP
14 7 (3.72%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (2.66%) IPsec
15 5 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (2.66%) Wireless
16 4 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (2.13%) iSCSI
16 4 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.19%) Amazon Redshift
4 6 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.19%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.19%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.66%) MySQL
6 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.06%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) GoCD
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
General
1 26 (13.83%) Finance
2 17 (9.04%) Banking
3 6 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.66%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (2.66%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Games
5 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (16.49%) 3rd Line Support
2 28 (14.89%) Analyst
3 27 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (12.23%) Support Engineer
5 22 (11.70%) Administrator
5 22 (11.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 21 (11.17%) Infrastructure Support
6 21 (11.17%) Support Analyst
7 18 (9.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Manager
9 16 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 15 (7.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 13 (6.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 13 (6.91%) Unix Engineer
12 12 (6.38%) Architect
12 12 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (5.32%) IT Support
14 10 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.26%) Middleware
2 5 (2.66%) LAMP
3 4 (2.13%) Web Services
3 4 (2.13%) XML
4 3 (1.60%) POSIX
5 2 (1.06%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.53%) .NET
6 1 (0.53%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.53%) REST
6 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.53%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.70%) Clustering
3 13 (6.91%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (6.38%) iPad
5 11 (5.85%) EMC VNX
5 11 (5.85%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.66%) NHS
8 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.60%) HP Storage
10 2 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.53%) Blog
11 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (47.87%) Windows
2 72 (38.30%) Linux
2 72 (38.30%) Windows Server
3 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (19.15%) Unix
5 35 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (14.36%) Solaris
7 26 (13.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (11.70%) OpenVMS
9 13 (6.91%) HPUX
10 11 (5.85%) CentOS
10 11 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (3.72%) Windows 7
12 5 (2.66%) Debian
12 5 (2.66%) Windows XP
13 4 (2.13%) AIX
14 3 (1.60%) SUSE
14 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.60%) ITIL
2 33 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (17.02%) Service Management
4 27 (14.36%) Data Protection
4 27 (14.36%) PRINCE2
5 21 (11.17%) ITSM
6 20 (10.64%) DevOps
6 20 (10.64%) Programme Management
7 18 (9.57%) Service Delivery
8 14 (7.45%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.85%) Customer Engagement
9 11 (5.85%) High Availability
10 10 (5.32%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.26%) Migration
11 8 (4.26%) Risk Management
12 7 (3.72%) IT Strategy
12 7 (3.72%) Line Management
12 7 (3.72%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.47%) SQL
2 30 (15.96%) PowerShell
3 20 (10.64%) Perl
4 16 (8.51%) Python
5 12 (6.38%) Ruby
6 9 (4.79%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.72%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.19%) VB
9 3 (1.60%) AWK
9 3 (1.60%) Korn
9 3 (1.60%) sed
9 3 (1.60%) VBScript
10 2 (1.06%) PHP
11 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.17%) MCSE
3 16 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (8.51%) Degree
4 15 (7.98%) CCNA
5 10 (5.32%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (4.79%) MCITP
7 7 (3.72%) CCNP
8 6 (3.19%) EMC Certification
8 6 (3.19%) MCSA
9 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.06%) CCIE
10 2 (1.06%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.06%) MCTS
10 2 (1.06%) RHCE
10 2 (1.06%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (4.79%) SLA
2 7 (3.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (43.62%) Active Directory
2 60 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (20.74%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.51%) Terminal Services
4 16 (8.51%) vSphere
5 14 (7.45%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (7.45%) VMware ESX
6 13 (6.91%) Docker
7 12 (6.38%) PowerHA
7 12 (6.38%) XenApp
8 8 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (2.66%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.53%) KVM
12 1 (0.53%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 18 (9.57%) Nagios
2 17 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (9.04%) Puppet
3 15 (7.98%) SCOM
4 13 (6.91%) Ansible
4 13 (6.91%) WSUS
5 12 (6.38%) Backup Exec
5 12 (6.38%) CFEngine
6 9 (4.79%) SCDPM
7 7 (3.72%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (3.72%) SCCM
8 6 (3.19%) AirWatch
8 6 (3.19%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (2.66%) SCVMM
10 4 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.60%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (1.06%) OpenView
12 2 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 116 (61.70%) VMware
2 90 (47.87%) Microsoft
3 47 (25.00%) Cisco
3 47 (25.00%) NetApp
4 35 (18.62%) Red Hat
5 34 (18.09%) Citrix
6 26 (13.83%) HP
7 25 (13.30%) EMC
8 21 (11.17%) Oracle
9 13 (6.91%) Avaya
9 13 (6.91%) IBM
10 12 (6.38%) Veritas
11 9 (4.79%) 3PAR
11 9 (4.79%) Palo Alto
11 9 (4.79%) Veeam
12 8 (4.26%) Intel Security
12 8 (4.26%) Symantec
13 6 (3.19%) Dell
13 6 (3.19%) Software AG
13 6 (3.19%) Sun
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