Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 186 149
Rank change year-on-year -21 -37 -27
Permanent jobs citing SAN 176 190 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.36% 1.55% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.73% 10.48% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 138 163 188
North West median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.38% - -1.23%
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,000 £29,675
90th Percentile £52,725 £54,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,640 1,813 1,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.71% 14.80% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,289 1,424 1,421
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,950 £22,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -17 77 £40,500 +1.25% 33
Cheshire -36 48 £40,000 +6.67% 13
Lancashire +17 31 £28,000 -22.76% 7
Merseyside -2 16 £46,250 +6.69% 3
Cumbria - 4 £35,000 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 133 (75.57%) Windows
2 119 (67.61%) VMware
3 107 (60.80%) Active Directory
4 92 (52.27%) Microsoft
5 74 (42.05%) Windows Server
6 62 (35.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (33.52%) WAN
8 58 (32.95%) MCSE
9 57 (32.39%) ITIL
10 56 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 54 (30.68%) Citrix
12 53 (30.11%) LAN
13 52 (29.55%) Hyper-V
14 51 (28.98%) Office 365
14 51 (28.98%) Windows Server 2008
15 50 (28.41%) SQL Server
16 47 (26.70%) Cisco
17 44 (25.00%) Data Centre
18 42 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
19 40 (22.73%) DNS
20 36 (20.45%) TCP/IP
20 36 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
21 35 (19.89%) DHCP
22 29 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
23 28 (15.91%) SCCM
24 27 (15.34%) SQL
25 26 (14.77%) Linux
25 26 (14.77%) MS Exchange
26 25 (14.20%) PowerShell
26 25 (14.20%) vSphere

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 26 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.39%) IIS
4 12 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.55%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.14%) Confluence
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 29 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 51 (28.98%) Office 365
2 11 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.55%) SaaS
5 5 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.84%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (2.84%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.84%) Serverless
6 4 (2.27%) GitHub
6 4 (2.27%) IaaS
6 4 (2.27%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.27%) PaaS
7 2 (1.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (33.52%) WAN
2 53 (30.11%) LAN
3 40 (22.73%) DNS
4 36 (20.45%) TCP/IP
5 35 (19.89%) DHCP
6 22 (12.50%) NAS
7 17 (9.66%) Firewall
8 15 (8.52%) VPN
9 9 (5.11%) SMTP
9 9 (5.11%) Wireless
10 6 (3.41%) VoIP
11 5 (2.84%) FTP
11 5 (2.84%) Internet
11 5 (2.84%) Network Security
11 5 (2.84%) VLAN
12 4 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.27%) SNMP
13 3 (1.70%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (28.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.82%) MySQL
3 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.14%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.27%) Subversion
3 3 (1.70%) GoCD
4 2 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 18 (10.23%) Finance
2 7 (3.98%) Banking
3 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.70%) Back Office
4 3 (1.70%) Retail
4 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Games
5 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Law
5 2 (1.14%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (27.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (26.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 27 (15.34%) Analyst
4 23 (13.07%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (13.07%) Support Engineer
5 21 (11.93%) Administrator
6 18 (10.23%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (10.23%) IT Engineer
7 17 (9.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (9.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 17 (9.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 11 (6.25%) IT Analyst
8 11 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.11%) Citrix Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.52%) Web Services
2 5 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.57%) .NET
3 1 (0.57%) Flash
3 1 (0.57%) JSON
3 1 (0.57%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.80%) Clustering
3 16 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (5.11%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.98%) User Experience
7 6 (3.41%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.41%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.41%) Replication
8 5 (2.84%) NHS
8 5 (2.84%) PKI
9 4 (2.27%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.27%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.14%) iPad
11 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.14%) Wiki
12 1 (0.57%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 133 (75.57%) Windows
2 74 (42.05%) Windows Server
3 51 (28.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (14.77%) Linux
7 16 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 15 (8.52%) Windows 10
9 14 (7.95%) Unix
10 11 (6.25%) CentOS
11 6 (3.41%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (3.41%) HPUX
11 6 (3.41%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
13 4 (2.27%) AIX
13 4 (2.27%) Debian
13 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.70%) Solaris
15 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.39%) ITIL
2 20 (11.36%) Service Delivery
3 19 (10.80%) E-Commerce
4 18 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (9.66%) Change Management
6 15 (8.52%) Project Management
7 12 (6.82%) DevOps
8 10 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.68%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.68%) Mentoring
9 9 (5.11%) Incident Management
9 9 (5.11%) Patch Management
9 9 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (5.11%) Time Management
10 7 (3.98%) Coaching
10 7 (3.98%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.98%) Proactive Monitoring
11 6 (3.41%) Business Analysis
11 6 (3.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.34%) SQL
2 25 (14.20%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.82%) Shell Script
4 11 (6.25%) Perl
4 11 (6.25%) Python
5 7 (3.98%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.41%) Ruby
7 4 (2.27%) PHP
7 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.14%) Java
8 2 (1.14%) Korn
9 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (35.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (32.95%) MCSE
3 21 (11.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (10.80%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (9.09%) MCSA
6 14 (7.95%) Degree
7 9 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.55%) CCNA
8 8 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (3.41%) CCA
10 5 (2.84%) CCNP
10 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (2.84%) MCTS
11 4 (2.27%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.27%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.14%) MCP
12 2 (1.14%) NCDA
13 1 (0.57%) MCITP
13 1 (0.57%) NCIE
13 1 (0.57%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 10 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.11%) QA
4 6 (3.41%) PMO
5 5 (2.84%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.70%) COSHH
6 3 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 107 (60.80%) Active Directory
2 56 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (29.55%) Hyper-V
4 25 (14.20%) vSphere
5 22 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 14 (7.95%) XenApp
7 12 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (5.68%) XenDesktop
9 9 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (3.98%) Docker
11 5 (2.84%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.70%) Xen
13 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.14%) Firmware
13 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (1.14%) NFS
13 2 (1.14%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.57%) vCloud
14 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (15.91%) SCCM
2 11 (6.25%) Puppet
3 10 (5.68%) SCOM
4 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (3.41%) Ansible
5 6 (3.41%) Nagios
5 6 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.84%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.27%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (2.27%) WSUS
8 3 (1.70%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.14%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.14%) OpenView
9 2 (1.14%) SmoothWall
9 2 (1.14%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.14%) WMI
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 119 (67.61%) VMware
2 92 (52.27%) Microsoft
3 54 (30.68%) Citrix
4 47 (26.70%) Cisco
5 19 (10.80%) HP
6 18 (10.23%) Red Hat
7 15 (8.52%) Veeam
8 11 (6.25%) NetApp
9 8 (4.55%) 3PAR
9 8 (4.55%) EMC
10 6 (3.41%) IBM
11 5 (2.84%) Veritas
12 4 (2.27%) Capita
12 4 (2.27%) Dell
13 3 (1.70%) Avaya
13 3 (1.70%) Isilon
13 3 (1.70%) McAfee
13 3 (1.70%) SonicWALL
13 3 (1.70%) WatchGuard
14 2 (1.14%) Aerohive Networks