Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 158 204
Rank change year-on-year -23 +46 -69
Permanent jobs citing SAN 100 170 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.28% 1.73% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 11.69% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 90 151 114
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,625 £30,500 £30,813
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,375 £61,000
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 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 1,517 1,454 1,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.48% 14.80% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,112 1,145 1,316
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,763 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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
Birmingham -15 57 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Staffordshire +21 14 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire +37 6 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Worcestershire -6 6 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Solihull +8 5 £40,000 +53.85% 1
Coventry +4 4 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Wolverhampton +19 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Herefordshire -10 1 £19,500 -51.25%
Shropshire -22 1 £40,000 +14.29% 1
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 90 (90.00%) Windows
2 84 (84.00%) VMware
3 61 (61.00%) Microsoft
4 59 (59.00%) Windows Server
5 56 (56.00%) Active Directory
6 55 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 53 (53.00%) MS Exchange
8 50 (50.00%) Firewall
9 47 (47.00%) Office 365
10 37 (37.00%) HP
10 37 (37.00%) Cisco
11 36 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 36 (36.00%) NetApp
12 35 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (35.00%) Hyper-V
13 34 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 31 (31.00%) VLAN
15 28 (28.00%) Citrix
16 27 (27.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 25 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (24.00%) SQL
19 23 (23.00%) ITIL
19 23 (23.00%) vSphere
20 22 (22.00%) NAS
20 22 (22.00%) MCSE
20 22 (22.00%) LAN
20 22 (22.00%) WAN
21 20 (20.00%) XenDesktop
22 19 (19.00%) DNS

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 53 (53.00%) MS Exchange
2 34 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (13.00%) Skype for Business
4 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.00%) IIS
8 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (47.00%) Office 365
2 24 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.00%) IaaS
5 2 (2.00%) SaaS
6 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (50.00%) Firewall
2 31 (31.00%) VLAN
3 22 (22.00%) LAN
3 22 (22.00%) NAS
3 22 (22.00%) WAN
4 19 (19.00%) DNS
5 18 (18.00%) IPsec
6 16 (16.00%) DHCP
6 16 (16.00%) Remote Desktop
6 16 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (14.00%) MPLS
7 14 (14.00%) SNMP
8 13 (13.00%) Skype
9 12 (12.00%) Kerberos
9 12 (12.00%) WLAN
10 11 (11.00%) Wireless
11 10 (10.00%) VPN
12 9 (9.00%) BGP
12 9 (9.00%) OSPF
12 9 (9.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 16 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
2 15 (15.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 14 (14.00%) Senior Implementation Engineer
4 13 (13.00%) Server Engineer
5 11 (11.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) Network Systems Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) IT Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Server Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) Consultant
9 7 (7.00%) SAN Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) Support Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (6.00%) Technical Presales Consultant
10 6 (6.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) LDAP
2 2 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (13.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 12 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 10 (10.00%) Replication
4 7 (7.00%) Fat Client
4 7 (7.00%) Thin Client
5 5 (5.00%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.00%) Clustering
8 2 (2.00%) Online Games
8 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.00%) CCTV
9 1 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 90 (90.00%) Windows
2 59 (59.00%) Windows Server
3 35 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (17.00%) Linux
6 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.00%) Unix
8 7 (7.00%) Windows 10
9 5 (5.00%) HPUX
10 4 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
12 2 (2.00%) AIX
12 2 (2.00%) Solaris
13 1 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.00%) SUSE
13 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (23.00%) ITIL
3 16 (16.00%) Information Security
3 16 (16.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 15 (15.00%) Project Management
5 12 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (9.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (9.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 9 (9.00%) Network Design
8 8 (8.00%) Business Continuity
9 7 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.00%) Integration Testing
10 6 (6.00%) IT Strategy
10 6 (6.00%) Presales
11 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.00%) Server Management
11 5 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (11.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (22.00%) MCSE
3 16 (16.00%) Degree
4 14 (14.00%) MCITP
5 12 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (10.00%) MCSA
7 5 (5.00%) CCNA
7 5 (5.00%) CCNP
7 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.00%) CCSP
8 2 (2.00%) CISSP
8 2 (2.00%) ISSAP
8 2 (2.00%) MCP
8 2 (2.00%) MCT
8 2 (2.00%) SANS
9 1 (1.00%) CCAA
9 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) VCAP
9 1 (1.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (9.00%) SLA
2 6 (6.00%) GDPR
3 5 (5.00%) COBIT
4 2 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 56 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 55 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (35.00%) Hyper-V
4 23 (23.00%) vSphere
5 20 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 16 (16.00%) XenApp
7 13 (13.00%) Forefront TMG
7 13 (13.00%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (12.00%) Terminal Services
9 6 (6.00%) VMware NSX
10 3 (3.00%) Firmware
10 3 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.00%) Terminal Server
11 2 (2.00%) VMware Server
12 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.00%) vMotion
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.00%) SCOM
4 2 (2.00%) WSUS
5 1 (1.00%) Netcool
5 1 (1.00%) OpenView
5 1 (1.00%) Puppet
5 1 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.00%) Terraform
5 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 84 (84.00%) VMware
2 61 (61.00%) Microsoft
3 37 (37.00%) Cisco
3 37 (37.00%) HP
4 36 (36.00%) NetApp
5 28 (28.00%) Citrix
6 15 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 14 (14.00%) Dell
8 13 (13.00%) Avaya
8 13 (13.00%) SonicWALL
9 9 (9.00%) Polycom
10 8 (8.00%) Veeam
11 7 (7.00%) Dell Compellent
12 5 (5.00%) EMC
13 3 (3.00%) 3PAR
13 3 (3.00%) Google
13 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
14 2 (2.00%) Nimble Storage
14 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds
14 2 (2.00%) Veritas