Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Storage Area Network (SAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 160 162
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2 -22
Permanent jobs citing SAN 121 175 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.74% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 11.04% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 106 149 180
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £34,802 £28,850 £30,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,447 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 1,497 1,585 1,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.02% 15.79% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,087 1,273 1,403
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,567 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +24 77 £40,000 - 7
Shropshire +11 11 £49,750 +42.14%
Worcestershire +12 10 £35,000 -21.35%
Warwickshire +31 8 £40,000 - 2
Staffordshire +8 4 £36,750 +24.58% 1
Solihull -2 3 £35,750 +37.50% 1
Coventry -26 3 £45,000 +20.00% 3
SAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 101 (83.47%) VMware
2 93 (76.86%) Windows
3 80 (66.12%) Windows Server
4 78 (64.46%) Active Directory
5 75 (61.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 66 (54.55%) MS Exchange
7 59 (48.76%) Firewall
8 58 (47.93%) Microsoft
9 46 (38.02%) NetApp
10 45 (37.19%) Hyper-V
10 45 (37.19%) Office 365
11 41 (33.88%) ITIL
12 39 (32.23%) Cisco
13 38 (31.40%) HP
14 37 (30.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 36 (29.75%) SQL
16 35 (28.93%) IPsec
17 34 (28.10%) Citrix
18 33 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (26.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 32 (26.45%) SQL Server
19 32 (26.45%) Project Management
20 30 (24.79%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (24.79%) Exchange Server 2003
20 30 (24.79%) Remote Desktop
21 29 (23.97%) LAN
21 29 (23.97%) WAN
22 28 (23.14%) SLA
22 28 (23.14%) PowerShell
23 25 (20.66%) Finance

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 66 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 30 (24.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (9.09%) IIS
6 10 (8.26%) Apache
7 8 (6.61%) Skype for Business
8 4 (3.31%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.83%) SAS
10 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (37.19%) Office 365
2 24 (19.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.48%) IaaS
5 2 (1.65%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.83%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (48.76%) Firewall
2 35 (28.93%) IPsec
3 30 (24.79%) Remote Desktop
4 29 (23.97%) LAN
4 29 (23.97%) WAN
5 21 (17.36%) NAS
5 21 (17.36%) SSL
6 20 (16.53%) VoIP
7 18 (14.88%) DNS
8 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
8 17 (14.05%) VLAN
9 12 (9.92%) VSAN
10 8 (6.61%) DDNS
10 8 (6.61%) DHCP
10 8 (6.61%) IPv6
10 8 (6.61%) Skype
10 8 (6.61%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (5.79%) VPN
12 6 (4.96%) Wireless
13 4 (3.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (26.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.26%) MySQL
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.31%) DB2
4 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.65%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.65%) Ant
2 2 (1.65%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.65%) Gatling
2 2 (1.65%) GitLab
2 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.65%) Maven
2 2 (1.65%) NeoLoad
2 2 (1.65%) Selenium
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Automotive
2 3 (2.48%) Legal
3 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.83%) Games
4 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (15.70%) Analyst
2 18 (14.88%) Support Analyst
3 16 (13.22%) Implementation Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) IT Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Senior Implementation Engineer
5 13 (10.74%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (10.74%) Infrastructure Support
6 12 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 11 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
8 10 (8.26%) Consultant
8 10 (8.26%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (7.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 9 (7.44%) Presales Consultant
9 9 (7.44%) Server Engineer
9 9 (7.44%) Technical Presales Consultant
10 8 (6.61%) Network Analyst
10 8 (6.61%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (1.65%) LDAP
1 2 (1.65%) Middleware
2 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) HP StoreVirtual
2 10 (8.26%) Clustering
2 10 (8.26%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.61%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.61%) Fat Client
4 8 (6.61%) Replication
4 8 (6.61%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.65%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Storwize
7 1 (0.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 93 (76.86%) Windows
2 80 (66.12%) Windows Server
3 37 (30.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.09%) Linux
7 8 (6.61%) Unix
7 8 (6.61%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.13%) AIX
9 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.83%) Solaris
11 1 (0.83%) SUSE
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.88%) ITIL
2 32 (26.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (26.45%) Project Management
3 23 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (14.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (14.88%) IT Strategy
4 18 (14.88%) PRINCE2
5 17 (14.05%) Business Continuity
6 16 (13.22%) Network Design
7 15 (12.40%) Translating Business Requirements
8 11 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
9 9 (7.44%) Presales
9 9 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.61%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (5.79%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (4.96%) Coaching
12 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.13%) Migration
13 5 (4.13%) Storage Management
13 5 (4.13%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.75%) SQL
2 28 (23.14%) PowerShell
3 14 (11.57%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (16.53%) MCSE
3 9 (7.44%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (6.61%) Degree
4 8 (6.61%) MCITP
4 8 (6.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (4.96%) MCSA
6 5 (4.13%) CCNA
6 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.48%) MCP
8 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) CCNP
9 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (23.14%) SLA
2 17 (14.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (12.40%) COBIT
4 2 (1.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (64.46%) Active Directory
2 75 (61.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (37.19%) Hyper-V
4 24 (19.83%) vSphere
5 21 (17.36%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (14.05%) Forefront TMG
6 17 (14.05%) XenDesktop
7 16 (13.22%) Terminal Services
8 12 (9.92%) XenApp
9 8 (6.61%) VMware NSX
10 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.65%) Docker
11 2 (1.65%) Firmware
11 2 (1.65%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) SCCM
2 6 (4.96%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.48%) SCOM
5 2 (1.65%) Ansible
5 2 (1.65%) Consul
5 2 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.65%) Grafana
5 2 (1.65%) Kibana
5 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.65%) logstash
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.65%) Puppet
5 2 (1.65%) Rancher
5 2 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.65%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.65%) vRealize
5 2 (1.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 101 (83.47%) VMware
2 58 (47.93%) Microsoft
3 46 (38.02%) NetApp
4 39 (32.23%) Cisco
5 38 (31.40%) HP
6 34 (28.10%) Citrix
7 21 (17.36%) CheckPoint
8 17 (14.05%) SonicWALL
9 16 (13.22%) Dell
10 15 (12.40%) SolarWinds
11 10 (8.26%) Dell Compellent
12 8 (6.61%) IBM
13 7 (5.79%) 3PAR
13 7 (5.79%) Oracle
13 7 (5.79%) Veeam
14 4 (3.31%) EMC
14 4 (3.31%) EqualLogic
14 4 (3.31%) Informatica
14 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
14 4 (3.31%) Veritas