Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 167 171
Rank change year-on-year -40 +4 +10
Permanent jobs citing SAN 126 224 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.26% 1.91% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.63% 10.94% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 111 167 194
North West median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.49% -12.50%
10th Percentile £29,750 £21,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% +3.37% -1.11%

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 1,460 2,048 1,965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.56% 17.43% 14.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,156 1,680 1,576
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.97% -0.64%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -33 72 £42,000 +20.00% 29
Cheshire +12 31 £37,500 -3.85% 13
Merseyside -6 15 £41,500 -2.11% 3
Lancashire 0 8 £40,000 +23.08% 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 108 (85.71%) Windows
2 99 (78.57%) VMware
3 85 (67.46%) Active Directory
4 76 (60.32%) Microsoft
5 69 (54.76%) Windows Server
6 63 (50.00%) Cisco
7 59 (46.83%) Office 365
8 54 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 53 (42.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 46 (36.51%) Azure
11 40 (31.75%) Firewall
12 38 (30.16%) LAN
13 36 (28.57%) MS Exchange
14 34 (26.98%) DNS
15 33 (26.19%) WAN
16 32 (25.40%) DHCP
17 30 (23.81%) Hyper-V
18 29 (23.02%) SQL
18 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
19 26 (20.63%) NAS
20 25 (19.84%) TCP/IP
21 24 (19.05%) HP
21 24 (19.05%) Linux
21 24 (19.05%) ITIL
22 23 (18.25%) NetApp
22 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
23 22 (17.46%) PowerShell
23 22 (17.46%) Citrix
24 21 (16.67%) Veeam
24 21 (16.67%) Data Centre

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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.35%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (4.76%) IIS
6 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.97%) SAS
7 2 (1.59%) CMS
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 59 (46.83%) Office 365
2 46 (36.51%) Azure
3 20 (15.87%) AWS
4 8 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (31.75%) Firewall
2 38 (30.16%) LAN
3 34 (26.98%) DNS
4 33 (26.19%) WAN
5 32 (25.40%) DHCP
6 26 (20.63%) NAS
7 25 (19.84%) TCP/IP
8 20 (15.87%) VoIP
9 11 (8.73%) VLAN
10 10 (7.94%) iSCSI
11 8 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (5.56%) Wireless
13 6 (4.76%) IP Telephony
14 5 (3.97%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (3.97%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (3.97%) VPN
14 5 (3.97%) WLAN
15 4 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (2.38%) FCoE
16 3 (2.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.59%) Big Data
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) Power BI
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2019
General
1 7 (5.56%) Finance
1 7 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.97%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.17%) Legal
4 3 (2.38%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (27.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 21 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 18 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 14 (11.11%) Network Engineer
7 13 (10.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) IT Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 9 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Analyst
10 8 (6.35%) IT Support
11 7 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Consultant
11 7 (5.56%) Project Manager
12 6 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
13 5 (3.97%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.52%) Web Services
2 4 (3.17%) Flash
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.59%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.90%) Replication
3 8 (6.35%) EMC VNX
3 8 (6.35%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.76%) Clustering
5 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.97%) FlexPod
5 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.97%) Wiki
6 4 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.79%) CMDB
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) IPTV
9 1 (0.79%) Life Science
9 1 (0.79%) User Experience
9 1 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 108 (85.71%) Windows
2 69 (54.76%) Windows Server
3 24 (19.05%) Linux
4 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.94%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.35%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (3.97%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.17%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.38%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.38%) VMS
11 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.79%) CentOS
12 1 (0.79%) HPUX
12 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (19.05%) ITIL
3 17 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 12 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.73%) Project Management
6 10 (7.94%) Migration
7 8 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.35%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.35%) Storage Management
8 7 (5.56%) Active Listening
8 7 (5.56%) Presales
8 7 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.76%) Change Management
9 6 (4.76%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.97%) Analytics
10 5 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.97%) Proactive Maintenance
10 5 (3.97%) Project Delivery
10 5 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.02%) SQL
2 22 (17.46%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.17%) C
4 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.73%) MCSE
3 8 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (4.76%) CCNA
5 6 (4.76%) MCITP
6 5 (3.97%) MCP
6 5 (3.97%) NCDA
7 4 (3.17%) NCIE
8 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.38%) VCAP
9 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.59%) Degree
9 2 (1.59%) MCSA
10 1 (0.79%) HND
10 1 (0.79%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) GDPR
1 6 (4.76%) PMO
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (67.46%) Active Directory
2 54 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (23.81%) Hyper-V
4 20 (15.87%) vSphere
5 17 (13.49%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (8.73%) Terminal Services
7 10 (7.94%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.76%) VMware NSX
9 4 (3.17%) NFS
10 3 (2.38%) vCloud
10 3 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.79%) Firmware
11 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) SCCM
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.38%) SnapMirror
3 3 (2.38%) SnapVault
4 2 (1.59%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.79%) ServerView Suite
5 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (78.57%) VMware
2 76 (60.32%) Microsoft
3 63 (50.00%) Cisco
4 24 (19.05%) HP
5 23 (18.25%) NetApp
6 22 (17.46%) Citrix
7 21 (16.67%) Veeam
8 19 (15.08%) EMC
9 11 (8.73%) IBM
10 9 (7.14%) Dell
11 6 (4.76%) Apple
11 6 (4.76%) Avaya
11 6 (4.76%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.97%) Meraki
12 5 (3.97%) Palo Alto
12 5 (3.97%) WatchGuard
13 4 (3.17%) Ivanti
13 4 (3.17%) McAfee
14 3 (2.38%) Fortinet
14 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds