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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Storage Area Network (SAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 133 135 119
Rank change year-on-year +2 -16  
Permanent jobs citing SAN 78 102 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.65% 1.66% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.77% 10.92% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 63 83 95
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 724 934 782
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 15.24% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 746 666
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

SAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +1 25 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Shropshire +15 17 £35,000 +11.11%
Coventry +1 14 £45,750 +12.96% 1
Warwickshire +21 4 £40,000 -2.43% 1
Staffordshire +4 4 £28,750 -19.01% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Solihull - 1 £55,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
SAN
England

SAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 113 (80.14%) Windows
2 111 (78.72%) VMware
3 81 (57.45%) Windows Server
4 79 (56.03%) Active Directory
5 67 (47.52%) Microsoft
6 61 (43.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 60 (42.55%) Cisco
8 58 (41.13%) MS Exchange
9 55 (39.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (34.75%) Firewall
11 47 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (33.33%) Hyper-V
12 42 (29.79%) NAS
12 42 (29.79%) NetApp
13 41 (29.08%) Citrix
14 39 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 36 (25.53%) Linux
16 34 (24.11%) HP
17 31 (21.99%) DNS
17 31 (21.99%) LAN
18 30 (21.28%) Office 365
19 29 (20.57%) WAN
20 28 (19.86%) MS Excel
20 28 (19.86%) VLAN
20 28 (19.86%) vSphere
21 26 (18.44%) MCSE
21 26 (18.44%) SQL Server
22 25 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
22 25 (17.73%) Data Centre
23 23 (16.31%) Project Management

SAN
Top Related 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 58 (41.13%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.18%) IIS
3 17 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (9.22%) Apache
6 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.42%) SAS
9 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.71%) CMS
10 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (19.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.28%) Office 365
2 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.13%) SaaS
4 2 (1.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) IaaS
5 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (34.75%) Firewall
2 42 (29.79%) NAS
3 31 (21.99%) DNS
3 31 (21.99%) LAN
4 29 (20.57%) WAN
5 28 (19.86%) VLAN
6 22 (15.60%) DHCP
6 22 (15.60%) Remote Desktop
6 22 (15.60%) TCP/IP
7 18 (12.77%) IPv4
8 13 (9.22%) iSCSI
9 12 (8.51%) DDNS
9 12 (8.51%) IPsec
9 12 (8.51%) VPN
10 10 (7.09%) VoIP
11 9 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (6.38%) Network Security
11 9 (6.38%) Wireless
12 8 (5.67%) WLAN
13 7 (4.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.80%) MySQL
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 9 (6.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Retail
3 4 (2.84%) Back Office
4 3 (2.13%) Advertising
4 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (29.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (7.80%) Server Engineer
2 11 (7.80%) Technical Engineer
3 10 (7.09%) Network Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Architect
4 9 (6.38%) Installations Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Technical Specialist
5 8 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (5.67%) Analyst
5 8 (5.67%) IT Manager
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Storage Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Technical Manager
7 6 (4.26%) Administrator
7 6 (4.26%) IT Support
7 6 (4.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) Web Services
2 3 (2.13%) .NET
2 3 (2.13%) Flash
3 2 (1.42%) XML
4 1 (0.71%) COM
4 1 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.73%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.77%) Clustering
3 11 (7.80%) HP StoreVirtual
4 8 (5.67%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.96%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.96%) Replication
6 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.84%) NHS
8 3 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.13%) IBM XIV
8 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.42%) EPoS
9 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.71%) CCTV
10 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.71%) FMCG
10 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 113 (80.14%) Windows
2 81 (57.45%) Windows Server
3 55 (39.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (25.53%) Linux
6 25 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (14.18%) Unix
8 5 (3.55%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.84%) HPUX
9 4 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.84%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.13%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.42%) CentOS
11 2 (1.42%) Solaris
11 2 (1.42%) SUSE
11 2 (1.42%) VyOS
11 2 (1.42%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.71%) Android
12 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.31%) Project Management
2 22 (15.60%) ITIL
3 13 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (9.22%) Server Virtualisation
4 8 (5.67%) Change Control
4 8 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (5.67%) Problem Management
5 7 (4.96%) Mentoring
5 7 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (4.26%) Data Centre Operations
6 6 (4.26%) High Availability
6 6 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.55%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (3.55%) Presales
7 5 (3.55%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.84%) ERP
8 4 (2.84%) Network Security Management
8 4 (2.84%) Security Management
8 4 (2.84%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.89%) SQL
2 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.42%) Korn
6 1 (0.71%) C#
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) VB
6 1 (0.71%) VB6
6 1 (0.71%) VBA
6 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (18.44%) MCSE
3 17 (12.06%) CCNA
3 17 (12.06%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (9.93%) MCITP
6 8 (5.67%) CCNP
6 8 (5.67%) MCSA
7 7 (4.96%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (4.26%) Degree
9 5 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.84%) MCP
11 3 (2.13%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.42%) NCSA
13 1 (0.71%) CCSP
13 1 (0.71%) CISSP
13 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.71%) HND
13 1 (0.71%) SANS
13 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.80%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 79 (56.03%) Active Directory
2 61 (43.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 28 (19.86%) vSphere
5 16 (11.35%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (6.38%) Terminal Services
7 8 (5.67%) XenApp
7 8 (5.67%) XenServer
8 5 (3.55%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.84%) Firmware
10 3 (2.13%) GPFS
10 3 (2.13%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.42%) NFS
11 2 (1.42%) pfSense
11 2 (1.42%) vCloud
11 2 (1.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) Backup Exec
2 9 (6.38%) SCCM
3 8 (5.67%) SCOM
4 4 (2.84%) Ansible
4 4 (2.84%) Nagios
4 4 (2.84%) Puppet
5 3 (2.13%) NetApp OnCommand
5 3 (2.13%) SnapMirror
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.42%) Simpana
6 2 (1.42%) vMotion
7 1 (0.71%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 111 (78.72%) VMware
2 67 (47.52%) Microsoft
3 60 (42.55%) Cisco
4 42 (29.79%) NetApp
5 41 (29.08%) Citrix
6 34 (24.11%) HP
7 21 (14.89%) Dell
8 20 (14.18%) CheckPoint
9 19 (13.48%) SonicWALL
10 18 (12.77%) SolarWinds
11 12 (8.51%) IBM
12 10 (7.09%) CommVault
13 9 (6.38%) Oracle
13 9 (6.38%) Red Hat
14 8 (5.67%) Veeam
15 6 (4.26%) ProCurve
16 5 (3.55%) Juniper
17 4 (2.84%) EMC
17 4 (2.84%) Fortinet
17 4 (2.84%) Riverbed
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