Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > North West
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 198 195
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 -36
Permanent jobs citing SAN 133 173 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 1.42% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.95% 10.67% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 99 136 158
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,125 £53,750 £54,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% -

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 1,914 1,621 1,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.98% 13.28% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,165 1,264 1,437
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +4 70 £37,500 -12.79% 4
Cheshire +55 47 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Merseyside +8 11 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Lancashire -40 5 £37,500 +33.93% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 114 (85.71%) VMware
2 86 (64.66%) Cisco
3 81 (60.90%) Windows
4 80 (60.15%) Active Directory
5 63 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 63 (47.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 60 (45.11%) Windows Server
7 59 (44.36%) Microsoft
8 46 (34.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (33.83%) LAN
10 43 (32.33%) WAN
10 43 (32.33%) Linux
11 40 (30.08%) DNS
11 40 (30.08%) Hyper-V
12 38 (28.57%) DHCP
13 37 (27.82%) TCP/IP
13 37 (27.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 37 (27.82%) vSphere
14 36 (27.07%) Firewall
15 33 (24.81%) Office 365
16 30 (22.56%) ITIL
17 26 (19.55%) HP
17 26 (19.55%) Veeam
18 23 (17.29%) NAS
18 23 (17.29%) NetApp
19 22 (16.54%) Citrix
20 21 (15.79%) SQL
20 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (15.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 20 (15.04%) VMware ESXi

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 17 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.02%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.27%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.26%) IIS
6 3 (2.26%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.50%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (27.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (24.81%) Office 365
3 17 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.50%) Google Play
6 1 (0.75%) IaaS
6 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (33.83%) LAN
2 43 (32.33%) WAN
3 40 (30.08%) DNS
4 38 (28.57%) DHCP
5 37 (27.82%) TCP/IP
6 36 (27.07%) Firewall
7 23 (17.29%) NAS
8 19 (14.29%) VoIP
9 16 (12.03%) VLAN
10 15 (11.28%) iSCSI
10 15 (11.28%) Network Security
10 15 (11.28%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (9.77%) Wireless
13 12 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (7.52%) Internet
14 10 (7.52%) MPLS
15 9 (6.77%) SNMP
16 8 (6.02%) SSL
16 8 (6.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.50%) MySQL
3 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 11 (8.27%) Retail
3 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.26%) Marketing
4 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (24.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 21 (15.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (12.78%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.28%) Analyst
6 12 (9.02%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (7.52%) IT Support
7 10 (7.52%) VMware Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Administrator
8 9 (6.77%) Network Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Security Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Support Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.77%) Web Services
2 8 (6.02%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.76%) Flash
4 1 (0.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Replication
2 17 (12.78%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.27%) EMC VNX
4 11 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (6.77%) FlexPod
6 8 (6.02%) PKI
7 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.26%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.50%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (60.90%) Windows
2 60 (45.11%) Windows Server
3 46 (34.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (32.33%) Linux
5 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.77%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (4.51%) Mac OS X
8 6 (4.51%) Unix
8 6 (4.51%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.01%) AIX
9 4 (3.01%) SUSE
9 4 (3.01%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.50%) CentOS
10 2 (1.50%) VMS
11 1 (0.75%) Debian
11 1 (0.75%) Fedora
11 1 (0.75%) HPUX
11 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (47.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (22.56%) ITIL
3 15 (11.28%) Collaborative Working
3 15 (11.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (9.77%) Server Management
5 12 (9.02%) DevOps
5 12 (9.02%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.52%) ITIL V3
6 10 (7.52%) PRINCE2
6 10 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (6.02%) B2B
7 8 (6.02%) Business Agility
7 8 (6.02%) Monetization
7 8 (6.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 8 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.02%) Threat Detection
7 8 (6.02%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.79%) SQL
2 17 (12.78%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.76%) C
4 1 (0.75%) PHP
4 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (15.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (11.28%) CCNA
2 15 (11.28%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.77%) CCNP
4 9 (6.77%) MCSE
5 8 (6.02%) MCSA
6 6 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.51%) NCDA
6 6 (4.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (4.51%) VCAP
7 5 (3.76%) MCITP
8 4 (3.01%) Degree
8 4 (3.01%) MCP
9 2 (1.50%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.50%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.50%) NCIE
10 1 (0.75%) CCIE
10 1 (0.75%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (11.28%) SLA
3 10 (7.52%) GDPR
4 9 (6.77%) ISO 9001
5 8 (6.02%) ISO 22301
6 7 (5.26%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.50%) PMO
8 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (60.15%) Active Directory
2 63 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (30.08%) Hyper-V
4 37 (27.82%) vSphere
5 20 (15.04%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (8.27%) Terminal Services
6 11 (8.27%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (6.02%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (5.26%) XenApp
9 6 (4.51%) VMware NSX
10 4 (3.01%) Docker
10 4 (3.01%) NFS
10 4 (3.01%) VirtualBox
11 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.50%) vCloud
12 2 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.75%) Firmware
13 1 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (8.27%) WSUS
2 6 (4.51%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.76%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.01%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (3.01%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.50%) SCCM
6 2 (1.50%) SCOM
6 2 (1.50%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.75%) Ansible
7 1 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.75%) Nagios
7 1 (0.75%) Puppet
7 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.75%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 114 (85.71%) VMware
2 86 (64.66%) Cisco
3 59 (44.36%) Microsoft
4 26 (19.55%) HP
4 26 (19.55%) Veeam
5 23 (17.29%) NetApp
6 22 (16.54%) Citrix
7 19 (14.29%) IBM
8 17 (12.78%) EMC
9 11 (8.27%) Palo Alto
10 10 (7.52%) Red Hat
11 9 (6.77%) Dell
12 8 (6.02%) BT
12 8 (6.02%) Nimsoft
13 7 (5.26%) Apple
14 6 (4.51%) Ivanti
15 5 (3.76%) Nimble Storage
15 5 (3.76%) SolarWinds
16 4 (3.01%) Fortinet
16 4 (3.01%) Fujitsu