The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 108 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs citing NAS 12 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 0.12% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.73% 0.69% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 12
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -9.67%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
NAS
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
322 291 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.85% 16.95% 21.99%
Number of salaries quoted 209 207 303
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

NAS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

NAS Salary Trend in Cheshire

NAS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 11 £34,000 -
Chester - 1 - -
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 30 (90.91%) SAN
2 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) MS Exchange
2 20 (60.61%) IBM
2 20 (60.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (57.58%) PowerShell
3 19 (57.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (57.58%) TCP/IP
3 19 (57.58%) DNS
3 19 (57.58%) ITIL
3 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
4 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (36.36%) Dell
5 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (36.36%) Office 365
6 11 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 11 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (33.33%) VDSL
6 11 (33.33%) JNCIA
6 11 (33.33%) MCTS
6 11 (33.33%) MCITP
6 11 (33.33%) VLAN
6 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 11 (33.33%) HP
6 11 (33.33%) Juniper

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 (60.61%) MS Exchange
2 19 (57.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (24.24%) IIS
4 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.03%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) SAN
2 19 (57.58%) TCP/IP
2 19 (57.58%) DNS
3 11 (33.33%) VDSL
3 11 (33.33%) VLAN
3 11 (33.33%) VPN
3 11 (33.33%) ADSL
3 11 (33.33%) DHCP
4 8 (24.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) DB2
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Power View
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 8 (24.24%) Administrator
2 8 (24.24%) Storage Administrator
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Senior SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) NHibernate
2 1 (3.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (24.24%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) IBM XIV
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows
1 20 (60.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 11 (33.33%) Change Management
3 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
3 8 (24.24%) Migration
3 8 (24.24%) Performance Management
3 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
3 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) Scrum
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) TDD
6 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.03%) ETL
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) PowerShell
2 8 (24.24%) Perl
2 8 (24.24%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (33.33%) JNCIA
2 11 (33.33%) MCTS
2 11 (33.33%) MCITP
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (33.33%) MCP
2 11 (33.33%) MCSE
2 11 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (24.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) IBM
2 12 (36.36%) Dell
3 11 (33.33%) HP
3 11 (33.33%) Juniper
3 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) Cisco
4 9 (27.27%) Symantec
4 9 (27.27%) EMC
5 8 (24.24%) IronPort
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Red Gate