Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 176 178
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 -19
Permanent jobs citing SAN 206 226 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.82% 1.72% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.36% 11.65% 11.13%
Number of salaries quoted 156 188 172
North West median annual salary £36,000 £39,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.28% -10.80% +17.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £28,000 £27,650
90th Percentile £50,000 £57,875 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -

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 1,988 1,940 1,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.54% 14.73% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,647 1,541 1,574
North West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -5 129 £35,000 -7.89% 16
Cheshire +9 41 £40,000 +23.08% 3
Merseyside +10 29 £42,198 -13.44% 2
Lancashire +12 5 £25,000 -31.97% 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 157 (76.21%) VMware
2 133 (64.56%) Active Directory
3 128 (62.14%) Windows
4 115 (55.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 97 (47.09%) Windows Server
6 76 (36.89%) Cisco
6 76 (36.89%) Firewall
7 75 (36.41%) LAN
7 75 (36.41%) WAN
8 69 (33.50%) Microsoft
9 60 (29.13%) Citrix
10 56 (27.18%) ITIL
11 51 (24.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 50 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 48 (23.30%) Office 365
13 48 (23.30%) DNS
14 47 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 47 (22.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 45 (21.84%) Virtual Servers
16 38 (18.45%) Hyper-V
17 37 (17.96%) DHCP
18 36 (17.48%) SharePoint
19 35 (16.99%) Microsoft Certification
19 35 (16.99%) Virtual Machines
20 31 (15.05%) Linux
21 30 (14.56%) SQL
22 28 (13.59%) IIS
22 28 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
22 28 (13.59%) Veeam
23 27 (13.11%) Change Management

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 36 (17.48%) SharePoint
2 28 (13.59%) IIS
3 16 (7.77%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.83%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.43%) Apache
6 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (9.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.97%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 48 (23.30%) Office 365
2 47 (22.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.88%) IaaS
6 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.97%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (36.89%) Firewall
2 75 (36.41%) LAN
2 75 (36.41%) WAN
3 48 (23.30%) DNS
4 37 (17.96%) DHCP
5 26 (12.62%) TCP/IP
6 20 (9.71%) Network Security
7 18 (8.74%) iSCSI
7 18 (8.74%) NAS
8 17 (8.25%) NetScaler
9 13 (6.31%) MPLS
10 12 (5.83%) VoIP
11 11 (5.34%) VLAN
11 11 (5.34%) VPN
12 9 (4.37%) FTP
12 9 (4.37%) SMTP
13 7 (3.40%) SSL
13 7 (3.40%) Wireless
14 6 (2.91%) IP Telephony
14 6 (2.91%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (5.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.97%) MySQL
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 26 (12.62%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.80%) Finance
3 7 (3.40%) Marketing
4 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.94%) Retail
6 2 (0.97%) Law
6 2 (0.97%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (22.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (18.93%) Analyst
3 33 (16.02%) IT Support
4 30 (14.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 29 (14.08%) Support Technician
6 27 (13.11%) IT Support Technician
6 27 (13.11%) IT Technician
6 27 (13.11%) SAN Support
6 27 (13.11%) Server Support
6 27 (13.11%) Server Support Technician
6 27 (13.11%) Server Technician
7 22 (10.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (10.68%) Support Engineer
8 18 (8.74%) Server Analyst
8 18 (8.74%) Service Analyst
8 18 (8.74%) Service Desk Analyst
9 17 (8.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (7.28%) Administrator
11 14 (6.80%) IT Analyst
12 13 (6.31%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.34%) Web Services
2 3 (1.46%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (1.46%) REST
2 3 (1.46%) SOAP
3 2 (0.97%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.62%) Data Centre
2 23 (11.17%) Clustering
3 15 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.80%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (5.83%) Replication
6 11 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (4.37%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.94%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.46%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.46%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.97%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 128 (62.14%) Windows
2 97 (47.09%) Windows Server
3 50 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (15.05%) Linux
6 20 (9.71%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.91%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.43%) Debian
8 5 (2.43%) Unix
9 4 (1.94%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.46%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.46%) Solaris
10 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.97%) AIX
11 2 (0.97%) CentOS
11 2 (0.97%) SUSE
12 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.18%) ITIL
2 51 (24.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (13.11%) Change Management
5 25 (12.14%) Problem Management
6 23 (11.17%) Service Management
7 19 (9.22%) Incident Management
8 18 (8.74%) Knowledge Management
8 18 (8.74%) Statistics
9 17 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (7.28%) Mentoring
12 14 (6.80%) High Availability
12 14 (6.80%) Project Management
12 14 (6.80%) Storage Management
13 13 (6.31%) Coaching
14 12 (5.83%) Server Management
15 10 (4.85%) Load Balancing
16 9 (4.37%) Migration
16 9 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.56%) SQL
2 25 (12.14%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.40%) VBScript
4 6 (2.91%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.94%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.94%) Perl
6 3 (1.46%) C++
6 3 (1.46%) PHP
7 2 (0.97%) Python
7 2 (0.97%) Ruby
8 1 (0.49%) Java
8 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (16.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (12.62%) MCSE
3 22 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (9.22%) CCNA
4 19 (9.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (8.74%) Network+ Certification
6 11 (5.34%) CCNP
6 11 (5.34%) Degree
7 9 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (4.37%) MCSA
8 6 (2.91%) MCITP
8 6 (2.91%) MCP
8 6 (2.91%) MCTS
9 5 (2.43%) VCP5
10 4 (1.94%) NCDA
10 4 (1.94%) VCAP
11 3 (1.46%) CCDP
11 3 (1.46%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.28%) SLA
2 13 (6.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (5.34%) PCI DSS
4 9 (4.37%) QA
5 2 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.97%) GDPR
System Software
1 133 (64.56%) Active Directory
2 115 (55.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (21.84%) Virtual Servers
4 38 (18.45%) Hyper-V
5 35 (16.99%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (11.65%) vSphere
7 23 (11.17%) XenDesktop
8 17 (8.25%) XenApp
9 15 (7.28%) Terminal Services
10 8 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (3.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (2.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (2.91%) NFS
13 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.97%) Docker
14 2 (0.97%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.49%) Firmware
15 1 (0.49%) PowerHA
15 1 (0.49%) vCloud
15 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (7.77%) SCCM
2 11 (5.34%) SCOM
3 9 (4.37%) vCenter Server
4 8 (3.88%) Nagios
5 7 (3.40%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (3.40%) vRealize
6 6 (2.91%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.91%) FortiGate
6 6 (2.91%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.43%) Foglight
8 4 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.46%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.97%) Ansible
10 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.97%) Puppet
10 2 (0.97%) SnapVault
11 1 (0.49%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 157 (76.21%) VMware
2 76 (36.89%) Cisco
3 69 (33.50%) Microsoft
4 60 (29.13%) Citrix
5 28 (13.59%) Veeam
6 25 (12.14%) NetApp
7 23 (11.17%) SolarWinds
8 22 (10.68%) Fortinet
9 18 (8.74%) Huawei
10 17 (8.25%) Dell
11 16 (7.77%) EMC
11 16 (7.77%) HP
12 9 (4.37%) Apple
12 9 (4.37%) F5
13 8 (3.88%) Nimble Storage
14 6 (2.91%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.91%) Brocade
14 6 (2.91%) Extreme Networks
14 6 (2.91%) Ivanti
14 6 (2.91%) Red Hat