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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 139 128
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11  
Permanent jobs citing SAN 87 103 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.67% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.90% 11.43% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 78 84 145
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,775 £30,725 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £56,450 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

SAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 798 901 872
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.53% 14.61% 15.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1955 2309 2632
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £24,750 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 36 £40,000 - 4
Coventry +6 30 £37,500 -7.97% 1
Warwickshire +13 10 £39,500 +20.61% 1
Walsall +10 4 £38,250 +23.38%
Worcestershire - 4 £44,477 - 1
Staffordshire +15 3 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £38,250 -
Solihull -6 1 £35,000 -9.09%
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing SAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SAN.

1 120 (71.86%) Windows
2 104 (62.28%) VMware
3 78 (46.71%) Active Directory
4 76 (45.51%) Windows Server
5 73 (43.71%) Microsoft
6 66 (39.52%) Cisco
7 64 (38.32%) Linux
8 55 (32.93%) MS Exchange
9 54 (32.34%) NetApp
10 53 (31.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 52 (31.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (30.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (28.74%) Firewall
14 47 (28.14%) NAS
15 41 (24.55%) Hyper-V
15 41 (24.55%) HP
16 39 (23.35%) Citrix
17 37 (22.16%) Office 365
18 35 (20.96%) DNS
19 33 (19.76%) SQL
20 32 (19.16%) Unix
20 32 (19.16%) Data Centre
21 27 (16.17%) Microsoft Azure
21 27 (16.17%) TCP/IP
21 27 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
22 26 (15.57%) vSphere
23 25 (14.97%) LAN
24 24 (14.37%) Red Hat
25 23 (13.77%) WAN
25 23 (13.77%) ITIL

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 55 (32.93%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.78%) IIS
3 16 (9.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (7.78%) Apache
6 12 (7.19%) SharePoint
7 10 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.99%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.20%) nginx
10 2 (1.20%) SAS
11 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 37 (22.16%) Office 365
2 27 (16.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.80%) SaaS
5 2 (1.20%) PaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.60%) IaaS
6 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (28.74%) Firewall
2 47 (28.14%) NAS
3 35 (20.96%) DNS
4 27 (16.17%) TCP/IP
5 25 (14.97%) LAN
6 23 (13.77%) WAN
7 22 (13.17%) VLAN
8 20 (11.98%) DHCP
9 19 (11.38%) VPN
10 17 (10.18%) WLAN
11 16 (9.58%) Network Security
12 15 (8.98%) iSCSI
13 14 (8.38%) IPsec
13 14 (8.38%) IPv4
13 14 (8.38%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (6.59%) DDNS
14 11 (6.59%) MPLS
15 10 (5.99%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (5.39%) SNMP
17 8 (4.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.18%) Oracle Database
2 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.99%) MySQL
4 5 (2.99%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.99%) Looker
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.60%) Ant
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (9.58%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Back Office
3 4 (2.40%) Retail
3 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.80%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (31.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (8.98%) Network Engineer
3 14 (8.38%) Administrator
4 12 (7.19%) Team Leader
5 10 (5.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (5.99%) Technical Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Analyst
6 9 (5.39%) Architect
6 9 (5.39%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (4.79%) Network Administrator
7 8 (4.79%) Technical Manager
8 7 (4.19%) IT Manager
8 7 (4.19%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 7 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.59%) IT Support
9 6 (3.59%) SAN Administrator
10 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 5 (2.99%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) .NET
1 3 (1.80%) Flash
2 2 (1.20%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.16%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.58%) Clustering
3 12 (7.19%) HP StoreVirtual
4 10 (5.99%) EPoS
5 8 (4.79%) Replication
6 7 (4.19%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.99%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.40%) NHS
8 4 (2.40%) PKI
8 4 (2.40%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.80%) IBM XIV
10 2 (1.20%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 120 (71.86%) Windows
2 76 (45.51%) Windows Server
3 64 (38.32%) Linux
4 52 (31.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (30.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (19.16%) Unix
7 22 (13.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (10.18%) Windows 7
9 11 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (6.59%) Solaris
9 11 (6.59%) Windows 10
10 6 (3.59%) AIX
11 5 (2.99%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.40%) Android
12 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.40%) CentOS
12 4 (2.40%) HPUX
13 3 (1.80%) Kali Linux
13 3 (1.80%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.77%) ITIL
2 17 (10.18%) Change Control
3 15 (8.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (8.98%) High Availability
4 13 (7.78%) Problem Management
5 12 (7.19%) Information Security
6 11 (6.59%) Mentoring
6 11 (6.59%) Network Management
7 9 (5.39%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (5.39%) Network Security Management
7 9 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (5.39%) Presales
7 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (5.39%) Security Architecture
7 9 (5.39%) Security Management
7 9 (5.39%) TOGAF
8 8 (4.79%) Benchmarking
8 8 (4.79%) Project Management
8 8 (4.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.76%) SQL
2 17 (10.18%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.59%) Perl
3 6 (3.59%) Python
4 4 (2.40%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.60%) C#
6 1 (0.60%) Korn
6 1 (0.60%) VBA
6 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (11.38%) CCNA
2 19 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (8.38%) CCNP
3 14 (8.38%) Degree
4 11 (6.59%) MCSE
5 9 (5.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (4.79%) CISSP
7 7 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (4.19%) MCSA
8 6 (3.59%) MCP
9 5 (2.99%) MCITP
10 4 (2.40%) CCSP
10 4 (2.40%) ISSAP
10 4 (2.40%) ISSEP
10 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.40%) SANS
11 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.20%) NCSA
11 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) SLA
2 12 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.40%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (46.71%) Active Directory
2 53 (31.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (24.55%) Hyper-V
4 26 (15.57%) vSphere
5 17 (10.18%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (7.19%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (4.79%) Firmware
8 6 (3.59%) XenApp
8 6 (3.59%) XenServer
9 4 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.80%) GPFS
11 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.20%) pfSense
11 2 (1.20%) Postfix
11 2 (1.20%) vCloud
11 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (12.57%) SCCM
2 10 (5.99%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.39%) SCOM
4 5 (2.99%) HP Fortify
4 5 (2.99%) Nagios
4 5 (2.99%) Nessus
5 4 (2.40%) Ansible
5 4 (2.40%) Puppet
5 4 (2.40%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.80%) NetApp OnCommand
6 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.80%) Simpana
6 3 (1.80%) SnapMirror
6 3 (1.80%) WSUS
7 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.20%) vMotion
8 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (62.28%) VMware
2 73 (43.71%) Microsoft
3 66 (39.52%) Cisco
4 54 (32.34%) NetApp
5 41 (24.55%) HP
6 39 (23.35%) Citrix
7 24 (14.37%) Red Hat
8 18 (10.78%) Dell
9 17 (10.18%) Oracle
10 15 (8.98%) SonicWALL
11 14 (8.38%) SolarWinds
12 13 (7.78%) CheckPoint
12 13 (7.78%) Veeam
13 12 (7.19%) CommVault
13 12 (7.19%) IBM
14 11 (6.59%) ProCurve
15 10 (5.99%) Juniper
16 9 (5.39%) Palo Alto
17 8 (4.79%) EMC
17 8 (4.79%) Riverbed
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