Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 184 163
Rank change year-on-year +12 -21 -41
Permanent jobs citing SAN 146 136 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.51% 1.39% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.10% 9.13% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 138 112 176
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,238 £26,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,400 £55,000
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 1,446 1,489 1,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.91% 15.21% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,013 1,199 1,381
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +38 89 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Staffordshire +14 13 £33,500 +16.52% 6
Warwickshire +6 10 £36,250 -9.38% 1
Coventry -30 8 £51,250 +17.82% 4
Sutton Coldfield +3 6 £52,500 -15.32%
Worcestershire +26 4 £42,500 +0.59% 1
Solihull +13 4 £39,000 -29.09%
Shropshire -3 3 £47,000 +34.29% 5
Walsall -3 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Dudley - 1 £42,500 -
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 113 (77.40%) VMware
2 106 (72.60%) Windows
3 83 (56.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (49.32%) Windows Server
5 69 (47.26%) Microsoft
5 69 (47.26%) Active Directory
6 62 (42.47%) Hyper-V
7 61 (41.78%) Office 365
8 53 (36.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (34.25%) Firewall
10 45 (30.82%) Citrix
11 44 (30.14%) ITIL
11 44 (30.14%) MCSE
12 41 (28.08%) MS Exchange
12 41 (28.08%) SQL Server
13 40 (27.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 39 (26.71%) LAN
15 38 (26.03%) WAN
16 37 (25.34%) Finance
17 36 (24.66%) Project Management
18 32 (21.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 30 (20.55%) SSL
19 30 (20.55%) PRINCE2
20 29 (19.86%) Disaster Recovery
21 26 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
21 26 (17.81%) Business Continuity
21 26 (17.81%) NAS
22 25 (17.12%) XenApp
23 23 (15.75%) Network Design
23 23 (15.75%) VMware ESXi

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 41 (28.08%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.53%) Apache
3 11 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (7.53%) IIS
4 10 (6.85%) WebLogic
5 9 (6.16%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (4.11%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 61 (41.78%) Office 365
2 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.74%) IBM PureFlex
5 3 (2.05%) IaaS
5 3 (2.05%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (34.25%) Firewall
2 39 (26.71%) LAN
3 38 (26.03%) WAN
4 30 (20.55%) SSL
5 26 (17.81%) NAS
6 22 (15.07%) IPsec
6 22 (15.07%) VoIP
7 21 (14.38%) DNS
8 16 (10.96%) iSCSI
9 15 (10.27%) VLAN
10 14 (9.59%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (9.59%) TCP/IP
11 11 (7.53%) VPN
12 9 (6.16%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (5.48%) DHCP
13 8 (5.48%) Skype
14 5 (3.42%) VSAN
15 4 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (2.74%) Internet
15 4 (2.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (28.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.05%) MySQL
4 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Chocolatey
2 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 37 (25.34%) Finance
2 3 (2.05%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Automotive
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (19.86%) Consultant
2 25 (17.12%) Analyst
2 25 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (15.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 20 (13.70%) Support Analyst
5 19 (13.01%) Administrator
6 17 (11.64%) Network Analyst
6 17 (11.64%) Network Support
6 17 (11.64%) Network Support Analyst
7 13 (8.90%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (8.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (6.85%) IT Manager
9 10 (6.85%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) IT Administrator
10 7 (4.79%) IT Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) SOA Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.37%) .NET
1 2 (1.37%) LDAP
1 2 (1.37%) Middleware
2 1 (0.68%) Flash
2 1 (0.68%) Web Services
2 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.53%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.79%) Driving Licence
3 7 (4.79%) Replication
4 6 (4.11%) Clustering
5 4 (2.74%) PKI
6 3 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.37%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (72.60%) Windows
2 72 (49.32%) Windows Server
3 40 (27.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (10.96%) Linux
7 13 (8.90%) Windows 10
8 12 (8.22%) AIX
9 10 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.79%) Unix
11 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.74%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.37%) CentOS
14 1 (0.68%) Android
14 1 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.14%) ITIL
2 36 (24.66%) Project Management
3 30 (20.55%) PRINCE2
4 29 (19.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (17.81%) Business Continuity
6 23 (15.75%) Network Design
7 21 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (13.70%) IT Strategy
8 20 (13.70%) Translating Business Requirements
9 16 (10.96%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (10.27%) Presales
11 12 (8.22%) Coaching
11 12 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (8.22%) SOA
12 7 (4.79%) Migration
12 7 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (4.11%) Change Management
13 6 (4.11%) Hardware Maintenance
13 6 (4.11%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (4.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.33%) SQL
2 15 (10.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (36.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (30.14%) MCSE
3 32 (21.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (13.01%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (11.64%) CCA
6 15 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (10.27%) MCSA
7 12 (8.22%) CCNA
7 12 (8.22%) MCITP
8 9 (6.16%) MCP
9 7 (4.79%) Degree
10 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.74%) CCENT
11 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.74%) VCP4
11 4 (2.74%) VCP5
12 2 (1.37%) CCNP
12 2 (1.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (13.70%) COBIT
3 13 (8.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.68%) RMADS
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (56.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (47.26%) Active Directory
3 62 (42.47%) Hyper-V
4 25 (17.12%) XenApp
5 23 (15.75%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (8.90%) vSphere
7 7 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (3.42%) Firmware
9 4 (2.74%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.05%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (10.27%) SCCM
2 12 (8.22%) SCOM
3 7 (4.79%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.42%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (3.42%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.42%) vRealize
5 4 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.37%) Puppet
7 2 (1.37%) SELinux
7 2 (1.37%) Terraform
7 2 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 113 (77.40%) VMware
2 69 (47.26%) Microsoft
3 45 (30.82%) Citrix
4 22 (15.07%) Cisco
5 21 (14.38%) HP
6 18 (12.33%) NetApp
7 15 (10.27%) IBM
8 13 (8.90%) Veeam
9 11 (7.53%) Red Hat
9 11 (7.53%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.16%) Oracle
11 7 (4.79%) Dell
11 7 (4.79%) EMC
11 7 (4.79%) Symantec
12 6 (4.11%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.42%) arcserve
13 5 (3.42%) Brocade
13 5 (3.42%) Dell Compellent
14 4 (2.74%) McAfee
14 4 (2.74%) Veritas