Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 190 130
Rank change year-on-year +24 -60 -16
Permanent jobs citing SAN 168 167 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.68% 1.46% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.70% 9.15% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 143 148 239
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,900 £30,625 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,625 £60,000
England median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 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 1570 1826 1737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.66% 15.95% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1277 1417 1537
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,700 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +35 80 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Coventry 0 28 £37,500 -21.88% 2
Shropshire +17 25 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Worcestershire -7 9 £45,000 +23.29% 1
Staffordshire +4 7 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Solihull 0 6 £26,000 -55.56% 2
Warwickshire -2 6 £39,250 +24.60% 1
Walsall +7 2 £42,500 +34.92%
Herefordshire -9 2 £40,000 +14.29%
Wolverhampton - 1 £35,000 -
Dudley - 1 £42,500 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 138 (82.14%) Windows
2 127 (75.60%) VMware
3 102 (60.71%) Microsoft
4 101 (60.12%) Active Directory
5 87 (51.79%) Windows Server
6 86 (51.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 60 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 58 (34.52%) DNS
9 56 (33.33%) Cisco
10 55 (32.74%) Firewall
11 52 (30.95%) Hyper-V
12 50 (29.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 48 (28.57%) Citrix
14 46 (27.38%) MS Exchange
15 45 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 39 (23.21%) MCSE
17 38 (22.62%) NAS
18 37 (22.02%) Linux
19 35 (20.83%) SQL
19 35 (20.83%) Data Centre
20 34 (20.24%) DHCP
21 32 (19.05%) TCP/IP
22 31 (18.45%) LAN
22 31 (18.45%) SQL Server
23 30 (17.86%) WAN
23 30 (17.86%) HP
23 30 (17.86%) Office 365
24 28 (16.67%) Veeam
25 27 (16.07%) NetApp
25 27 (16.07%) 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 46 (27.38%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.90%) Apache
3 18 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.93%) IIS
5 11 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.76%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.57%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.38%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.79%) nginx
10 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.19%) WordPress
11 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.86%) Office 365
2 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (34.52%) DNS
2 55 (32.74%) Firewall
3 38 (22.62%) NAS
4 34 (20.24%) DHCP
5 32 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 31 (18.45%) LAN
7 30 (17.86%) WAN
8 15 (8.93%) VoIP
9 14 (8.33%) DDNS
10 13 (7.74%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (7.74%) VPN
11 12 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (7.14%) SSL
12 10 (5.95%) iSCSI
13 9 (5.36%) IPsec
14 7 (4.17%) Skype
14 7 (4.17%) VLAN
14 7 (4.17%) Wireless
15 6 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (2.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.14%) MySQL
3 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.57%) Looker
5 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) DB2
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (11.31%) Finance
2 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.38%) Advertising
4 3 (1.79%) Law
4 3 (1.79%) Legal
5 2 (1.19%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (16.67%) Analyst
3 17 (10.12%) Support Analyst
4 15 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (8.33%) Server Support
6 13 (7.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.74%) Consultant
7 10 (5.95%) Administrator
7 10 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (5.36%) IT Manager
8 9 (5.36%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (4.76%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Technical Leader
10 7 (4.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.36%) WAP
2 3 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.60%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 27 (16.07%) Clustering
3 10 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.95%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.95%) Replication
4 7 (4.17%) EPoS
4 7 (4.17%) PKI
5 6 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.98%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (2.38%) CCTV
7 4 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.79%) Handset
8 3 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.19%) AS400
10 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.60%) iPad
10 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 138 (82.14%) Windows
2 87 (51.79%) Windows Server
3 50 (29.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (22.02%) Linux
6 23 (13.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (13.10%) Windows 10
8 14 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.76%) Unix
11 7 (4.17%) AIX
12 6 (3.57%) CentOS
13 3 (1.79%) Fedora
13 3 (1.79%) Kali Linux
13 3 (1.79%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.19%) Solaris
14 2 (1.19%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.07%) ITIL
2 20 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (11.31%) Project Management
4 18 (10.71%) Information Security
4 18 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (10.12%) Business Continuity
6 16 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 14 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (8.33%) Change Management
7 14 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
8 12 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 12 (7.14%) Line Management
9 11 (6.55%) IT Strategy
10 10 (5.95%) Six Sigma
11 9 (5.36%) BCP
11 9 (5.36%) Contingency Planning
11 9 (5.36%) Network Design
11 9 (5.36%) Translating Business Requirements
12 7 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.83%) SQL
2 27 (16.07%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.17%) Perl
3 7 (4.17%) Python
4 4 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.79%) C
5 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.79%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (23.21%) MCSE
3 25 (14.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (13.10%) MCSA
5 20 (11.90%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (8.93%) CCNA
8 12 (7.14%) MCITP
9 8 (4.76%) CCA
10 6 (3.57%) MCP
11 5 (2.98%) CISSP
11 5 (2.98%) ISSEP
11 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.98%) Security Cleared
12 4 (2.38%) HP ASE
13 3 (1.79%) Degree
14 2 (1.19%) Postgraduate
14 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (1.19%) VCP4
14 2 (1.19%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.36%) COBIT
3 6 (3.57%) SLA
4 5 (2.98%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (60.12%) Active Directory
2 86 (51.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (30.95%) Hyper-V
4 24 (14.29%) vSphere
5 22 (13.10%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (7.74%) XenApp
7 9 (5.36%) UAG
8 5 (2.98%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.38%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.79%) Postfix
10 3 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (15.48%) SCCM
2 18 (10.71%) SCOM
3 17 (10.12%) WSUS
4 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (4.76%) Backup Exec
7 6 (3.57%) HP Fortify
7 6 (3.57%) Nessus
8 4 (2.38%) Simpana
8 4 (2.38%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.79%) Nagios
10 2 (1.19%) EnCase
10 2 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.60%) MAILsweeper
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 127 (75.60%) VMware
2 102 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 56 (33.33%) Cisco
4 48 (28.57%) Citrix
5 30 (17.86%) HP
6 28 (16.67%) Veeam
7 27 (16.07%) NetApp
8 19 (11.31%) Dell
8 19 (11.31%) Red Hat
8 19 (11.31%) SolarWinds
9 13 (7.74%) Juniper
9 13 (7.74%) Sophos
10 12 (7.14%) EMC
11 11 (6.55%) EqualLogic
12 9 (5.36%) CommVault
12 9 (5.36%) McAfee
13 8 (4.76%) IBM
13 8 (4.76%) Nimble Storage
13 8 (4.76%) Oracle
14 7 (4.17%) Synology