Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 179 186
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -54
Permanent jobs citing SAN 104 172 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.68% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.85% 10.73% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 91 146 156
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -4.55%
10th Percentile £34,802 £30,500 £30,938
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £59,375
England median annual salary £45,575 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% -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 1,518 1,603 1,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.87% 15.70% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,305 1,435
West Midlands median annual salary £41,750 £38,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.44% -0.65% +3.33%
10th Percentile £24,675 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,150 £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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -5 68 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Warwickshire +34 7 £40,000 - 1
Shropshire -11 7 £67,500 +92.86% 1
Staffordshire +25 6 £38,750 +21.09% 4
Worcestershire +7 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Solihull -1 3 £35,750 +37.50%
Coventry -17 3 £35,000 -5.41% 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 89 (85.58%) VMware
2 84 (80.77%) Windows
3 65 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (60.58%) Windows Server
5 61 (58.65%) Active Directory
6 59 (56.73%) Microsoft
7 56 (53.85%) MS Exchange
8 54 (51.92%) Firewall
9 45 (43.27%) NetApp
10 44 (42.31%) Hyper-V
11 42 (40.38%) HP
12 39 (37.50%) Office 365
13 38 (36.54%) Cisco
14 37 (35.58%) Citrix
15 34 (32.69%) SQL
16 33 (31.73%) Exchange Server 2003
17 32 (30.77%) ITIL
18 30 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
19 28 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (25.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 25 (24.04%) VLAN
21 25 (24.04%) vSphere
22 24 (23.08%) IPsec
22 24 (23.08%) WAN
22 24 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
22 24 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
23 23 (22.12%) LAN
23 23 (22.12%) MCSE
24 22 (21.15%) Project Management
24 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure

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 56 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 33 (31.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.85%) Apache
5 4 (3.85%) IIS
6 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.96%) SAS
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (37.50%) Office 365
2 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.85%) IaaS
4 2 (1.92%) PaaS
4 2 (1.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (51.92%) Firewall
2 25 (24.04%) VLAN
3 24 (23.08%) IPsec
3 24 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
3 24 (23.08%) WAN
4 23 (22.12%) LAN
5 17 (16.35%) NAS
5 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
6 15 (14.42%) DNS
7 13 (12.50%) Skype
8 12 (11.54%) VSAN
9 11 (10.58%) VPN
9 11 (10.58%) Wireless
10 9 (8.65%) BGP
10 9 (8.65%) DHCP
10 9 (8.65%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (8.65%) OSPF
10 9 (8.65%) RIP
10 9 (8.65%) VoIP
11 8 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) MySQL
3 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.85%) DB2
3 4 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.92%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.92%) Ant
2 2 (1.92%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.92%) Gatling
2 2 (1.92%) GitLab
2 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.92%) Maven
2 2 (1.92%) NeoLoad
2 2 (1.92%) Selenium
General
1 11 (10.58%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Automotive
3 2 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (18.27%) Implementation Engineer
2 17 (16.35%) Senior Implementation Engineer
3 14 (13.46%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (11.54%) IT Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Support
5 11 (10.58%) Server Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Consultant
6 10 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Technical Consultant
6 10 (9.62%) VMware Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (8.65%) Analyst
7 9 (8.65%) Network Systems Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) Presales Consultant
7 9 (8.65%) Technical Presales Consultant
8 8 (7.69%) SAN Engineer
8 8 (7.69%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) LDAP
2 2 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) HP StoreVirtual
2 9 (8.65%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.81%) Replication
7 4 (3.85%) Clustering
8 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.92%) PKI
9 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 84 (80.77%) Windows
2 63 (60.58%) Windows Server
3 28 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.58%) Linux
7 8 (7.69%) Unix
8 5 (4.81%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.88%) AIX
10 3 (2.88%) HPUX
11 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.96%) Solaris
11 1 (0.96%) SUSE
11 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.77%) ITIL
2 27 (25.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (21.15%) Project Management
4 17 (16.35%) Server Virtualisation
5 13 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (8.65%) IT Strategy
6 9 (8.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 9 (8.65%) Presales
7 8 (7.69%) Business Continuity
7 8 (7.69%) Network Design
8 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (5.77%) Information Security
9 6 (5.77%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (4.81%) Technical Analysis
11 4 (3.85%) Coaching
11 4 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
11 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.69%) SQL
2 21 (20.19%) PowerShell
3 13 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.85%) VB
5 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (22.12%) MCSE
3 10 (9.62%) MCITP
4 9 (8.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (7.69%) Degree
6 7 (6.73%) MCSA
7 4 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.92%) CCNA
8 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.96%) CCNP
9 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.35%) SLA
2 9 (8.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.77%) COBIT
4 3 (2.88%) GDPR
5 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (58.65%) Active Directory
3 44 (42.31%) Hyper-V
4 25 (24.04%) vSphere
5 22 (21.15%) XenDesktop
6 19 (18.27%) XenApp
7 17 (16.35%) Forefront TMG
8 16 (15.38%) Terminal Services
9 12 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (7.69%) VMware NSX
11 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.92%) Docker
13 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.96%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) SCCM
2 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.92%) Ansible
4 2 (1.92%) Consul
4 2 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.92%) Grafana
4 2 (1.92%) Kibana
4 2 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.92%) logstash
4 2 (1.92%) Puppet
4 2 (1.92%) Rancher
4 2 (1.92%) SCOM
4 2 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.92%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.92%) vRealize
4 2 (1.92%) WSUS
4 2 (1.92%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (85.58%) VMware
2 59 (56.73%) Microsoft
3 45 (43.27%) NetApp
4 42 (40.38%) HP
5 38 (36.54%) Cisco
6 37 (35.58%) Citrix
7 19 (18.27%) CheckPoint
8 17 (16.35%) SonicWALL
9 16 (15.38%) Dell
10 10 (9.62%) Dell Compellent
11 9 (8.65%) Polycom
12 7 (6.73%) Oracle
12 7 (6.73%) SolarWinds
12 7 (6.73%) Veeam
13 5 (4.81%) Avaya
14 4 (3.85%) 3PAR
14 4 (3.85%) Informatica
14 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
15 3 (2.88%) EqualLogic
15 3 (2.88%) Veritas