The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 124 118 105
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Permanent jobs citing NAS 4 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.17% 0.56% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 3.35% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 6
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
NAS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
414 358 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.79% 16.75% 21.28%
Number of salaries quoted 326 329 280
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NAS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

NAS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NAS across the Birmingham region.

NAS Salary Trend in Birmingham

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing NAS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NAS.

1 25 (100.00%) SAN
2 18 (72.00%) VMware
3 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) MS Exchange
3 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (56.00%) Unified Communications
6 14 (56.00%) Office 365
6 14 (56.00%) MCSE
6 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (56.00%) Project Management
7 13 (52.00%) Degree
8 12 (48.00%) MCITP
8 12 (48.00%) MCTS
8 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (48.00%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (48.00%) Hyper-V
8 12 (48.00%) Office Communications Server
8 12 (48.00%) Lync
8 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (48.00%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (48.00%) Migration
8 12 (48.00%) MCSA
9 9 (36.00%) Cisco
10 7 (28.00%) EMC
11 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (24.00%) NetApp
12 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing NAS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (68.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (48.00%) Office Communications Server
3 12 (48.00%) Lync
3 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (20.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (56.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) SAN
2 14 (56.00%) Unified Communications
3 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (16.00%) DHCP
5 4 (16.00%) VPN
5 4 (16.00%) Firewall
5 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (12.00%) FTP
6 3 (12.00%) HTTP
6 3 (12.00%) SNMP
6 3 (12.00%) SMTP
6 3 (12.00%) iSCSI
7 2 (8.00%) Multicast
8 1 (4.00%) SSL
8 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (16.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Consultant
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 12 (48.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Storage Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Storage Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Implementation Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Implementation Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Project Management
2 12 (48.00%) Technical Architecture
2 12 (48.00%) Technical Analysis
2 12 (48.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.00%) Data Management
5 1 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) MCSE
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (52.00%) Degree
3 12 (48.00%) MCITP
3 12 (48.00%) MCTS
3 12 (48.00%) MCSA
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.00%) CCNP
4 4 (16.00%) CCNA
5 3 (12.00%) NCDA
5 3 (12.00%) NCIE
6 1 (4.00%) ISEB
6 1 (4.00%) MCP
6 1 (4.00%) SNIA Certification
6 1 (4.00%) SCSE
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (48.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.00%) NFS
5 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) VMware
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) EMC
5 6 (24.00%) NetApp
6 4 (16.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) Dell
7 3 (12.00%) Symantec
8 2 (8.00%) Citrix
8 2 (8.00%) Juniper
9 1 (4.00%) ADIC
9 1 (4.00%) Hitachi
9 1 (4.00%) StorageTek
9 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.00%) IBM
9 1 (4.00%) Sun
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle
9 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu