Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 169 164
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 -21
Permanent jobs citing SAN 136 174 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.72% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.98% 11.08% 11.50%
Number of salaries quoted 120 149 179
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £56,350 £59,000 £60,250
England median annual salary £46,056 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,515 1,570 1,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.11% 15.50% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 1,273 1,483
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,050 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £60,400
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SAN in the West Midlands

SAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAN in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SAN in the West Midlands

SAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for SAN in the West Midlands

SAN
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAN within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Birmingham +11 81 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Warwickshire +21 12 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Shropshire +22 11 £49,750 +42.14% 1
Worcestershire +23 10 £40,221 -9.62% 2
Staffordshire 0 6 £33,750 +14.41% 2
Coventry -42 5 £47,500 +22.58% 2
Solihull +8 3 £35,750 -20.56%
Sutton Coldfield -8 1 £52,500 -15.32% 2
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 102 (75.00%) VMware
2 93 (68.38%) Windows
3 83 (61.03%) Active Directory
4 81 (59.56%) Windows Server
5 79 (58.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 64 (47.06%) Firewall
7 59 (43.38%) MS Exchange
8 55 (40.44%) ITIL
9 52 (38.24%) Microsoft
10 45 (33.09%) SQL Server
11 44 (32.35%) Hyper-V
12 40 (29.41%) LAN
12 40 (29.41%) Finance
12 40 (29.41%) Office 365
13 39 (28.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (28.68%) WAN
14 38 (27.94%) Project Management
15 36 (26.47%) IPsec
16 35 (25.74%) SSL
17 34 (25.00%) NetApp
18 33 (24.26%) Microsoft Certification
19 32 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
20 31 (22.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 30 (22.06%) Citrix
21 30 (22.06%) PRINCE2
22 29 (21.32%) SQL
22 29 (21.32%) VoIP
23 28 (20.59%) SLA
23 28 (20.59%) Cisco
24 27 (19.85%) Disaster Recovery

SAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 59 (43.38%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.29%) Apache
2 14 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 14 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (10.29%) IIS
3 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.68%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (29.41%) Office 365
2 23 (16.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.68%) IaaS
5 4 (2.94%) IBM PureFlex
6 3 (2.21%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (47.06%) Firewall
2 40 (29.41%) LAN
3 39 (28.68%) WAN
4 36 (26.47%) IPsec
5 35 (25.74%) SSL
6 29 (21.32%) VoIP
7 26 (19.12%) NAS
8 22 (16.18%) DNS
9 20 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
10 19 (13.97%) TCP/IP
11 14 (10.29%) VLAN
12 12 (8.82%) VSAN
13 9 (6.62%) DHCP
13 9 (6.62%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (5.88%) DDNS
15 7 (5.15%) Network Security
15 7 (5.15%) VPN
16 6 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (4.41%) iSCSI
17 4 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (33.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.09%) MySQL
3 5 (3.68%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.94%) DB2
4 4 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.47%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.47%) Ant
2 2 (1.47%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.47%) Chocolatey
2 2 (1.47%) Gatling
2 2 (1.47%) GitLab
2 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.47%) Maven
2 2 (1.47%) NeoLoad
2 2 (1.47%) Selenium
3 1 (0.74%) MSI
General
1 40 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (2.21%) Automotive
2 3 (2.21%) Financial Institution
2 3 (2.21%) Legal
3 1 (0.74%) Advertising
3 1 (0.74%) Games
3 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (21.32%) Analyst
2 27 (19.85%) Support Analyst
3 23 (16.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 17 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 17 (12.50%) Network Support
4 17 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
5 16 (11.76%) Administrator
5 16 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
6 14 (10.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (10.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 14 (10.29%) Technical Engineer
7 11 (8.09%) IT Engineer
7 11 (8.09%) Support Engineer
8 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (6.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 9 (6.62%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (6.62%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 8 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.47%) LDAP
1 2 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.82%) Clustering
2 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.62%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.15%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.15%) HP StoreVirtual
5 4 (2.94%) Replication
6 3 (2.21%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.21%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.47%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) EPoS
8 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) iPad
8 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 93 (68.38%) Windows
2 81 (59.56%) Windows Server
3 39 (28.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (11.03%) Linux
7 11 (8.09%) Unix
8 10 (7.35%) AIX
9 7 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.68%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.21%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.21%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.47%) CentOS
12 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.74%) Android
13 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.44%) ITIL
2 38 (27.94%) Project Management
3 31 (22.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (22.06%) PRINCE2
5 27 (19.85%) Business Continuity
5 27 (19.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (19.85%) IT Strategy
5 27 (19.85%) Network Design
6 24 (17.65%) Translating Business Requirements
7 16 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (8.09%) Coaching
8 11 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (7.35%) Performance Metrics
9 10 (7.35%) Presales
9 10 (7.35%) SOA
10 7 (5.15%) Migration
10 7 (5.15%) Supplier Management
11 6 (4.41%) Resource Allocation
11 6 (4.41%) Server Virtualisation
12 5 (3.68%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.32%) SQL
2 26 (19.12%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (24.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (16.91%) MCSE
3 13 (9.56%) MCITP
4 10 (7.35%) CCNA
4 10 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.62%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (5.88%) Degree
6 8 (5.88%) MCSA
7 6 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.68%) MCP
9 3 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.47%) CCNP
10 2 (1.47%) CISSP
10 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.47%) SANS
10 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.74%) CCENT
11 1 (0.74%) CCSP
11 1 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (20.59%) SLA
2 25 (18.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (17.65%) COBIT
4 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.74%) RMADS
System Software
1 83 (61.03%) Active Directory
2 79 (58.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (32.35%) Hyper-V
4 32 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (13.97%) vSphere
6 10 (7.35%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (7.35%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.15%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (4.41%) Terminal Services
8 6 (4.41%) XenApp
9 5 (3.68%) Firmware
10 3 (2.21%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.47%) Docker
11 2 (1.47%) VMware GSX
12 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (8.09%) SCCM
2 7 (5.15%) Backup Exec
2 7 (5.15%) vRealize
3 5 (3.68%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (3.68%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.68%) SCOM
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.94%) Puppet
5 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.21%) Nagios
6 2 (1.47%) Ansible
6 2 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.47%) Grafana
6 2 (1.47%) Kibana
6 2 (1.47%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.47%) logstash
6 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.47%) Rancher
6 2 (1.47%) SELinux
6 2 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 102 (75.00%) VMware
2 52 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 34 (25.00%) NetApp
4 30 (22.06%) Citrix
5 28 (20.59%) Cisco
6 26 (19.12%) HP
7 18 (13.24%) SolarWinds
8 14 (10.29%) IBM
9 13 (9.56%) CheckPoint
10 12 (8.82%) Dell
11 10 (7.35%) Dell Compellent
11 10 (7.35%) Oracle
12 9 (6.62%) Red Hat
12 9 (6.62%) SonicWALL
13 6 (4.41%) Veeam
14 5 (3.68%) EMC
15 4 (2.94%) 3PAR
15 4 (2.94%) Informatica
16 3 (2.21%) EqualLogic
16 3 (2.21%) WatchGuard