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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 118 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing NAS 8 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.37% 0.51% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 3.24% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 4
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
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
381 340 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.49% 15.90% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 301 313 257
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NAS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

NAS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (100.00%) SAN
2 21 (72.41%) VMware
2 21 (72.41%) Windows
3 20 (68.97%) MS Exchange
3 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
4 19 (65.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (62.07%) Project Management
6 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (58.62%) MCSE
6 17 (58.62%) Unified Communications
6 17 (58.62%) Office 365
7 16 (55.17%) Hyper-V
7 16 (55.17%) Degree
8 15 (51.72%) Office Communications Server
8 15 (51.72%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (51.72%) MCTS
8 15 (51.72%) MCITP
8 15 (51.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (51.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (51.72%) Lync
8 15 (51.72%) Technical Analysis
8 15 (51.72%) MCSA
8 15 (51.72%) Migration
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco
10 7 (24.14%) EMC
10 7 (24.14%) NetApp
11 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
12 5 (17.24%) DNS

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (68.97%) MS Exchange
2 19 (65.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (51.72%) Office Communications Server
3 15 (51.72%) Lync
3 15 (51.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (51.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (17.24%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (58.62%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) SAN
2 17 (58.62%) Unified Communications
3 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.24%) DNS
5 4 (13.79%) VPN
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
5 4 (13.79%) iSCSI
6 3 (10.34%) SMTP
6 3 (10.34%) FTP
6 3 (10.34%) HTTP
6 3 (10.34%) SNMP
7 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (6.90%) Multicast
8 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (13.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Consultant
2 15 (51.72%) Microsoft Consultant
2 15 (51.72%) Exchange Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Implementation Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Storage Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Storage Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Implementation Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.45%) Celerra
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Project Management
2 15 (51.72%) Migration
2 15 (51.72%) Technical Architecture
2 15 (51.72%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Data Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) MCSE
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (55.17%) Degree
3 15 (51.72%) MCTS
3 15 (51.72%) MCITP
3 15 (51.72%) MCSA
4 4 (13.79%) CCNP
4 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.34%) NCDA
5 3 (10.34%) NCIE
6 1 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.45%) SNIA Certification
6 1 (3.45%) SCSE
System Software
1 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (55.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.34%) NFS
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) VMware
2 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) Cisco
4 7 (24.14%) EMC
4 7 (24.14%) NetApp
5 5 (17.24%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) Dell
7 3 (10.34%) Symantec
8 2 (6.90%) Fujitsu
8 2 (6.90%) Citrix
8 2 (6.90%) IBM
8 2 (6.90%) Sun
9 1 (3.45%) Juniper
9 1 (3.45%) ADIC
9 1 (3.45%) Hitachi
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle
9 1 (3.45%) StorageTek