The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 59 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing NAS 5 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.96% - 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.90% - 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 3
Average salary £42,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
102 64 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.62% 14.65% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 99 58 81
Average salary £33,500 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.34% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

NAS
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

NAS Salary Trend in Lancashire

NAS
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chorley - 4 £42,500 -
Preston - 1 £42,500 -
Blackburn - 1 £42,500 -
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) MS Exchange
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) MCSE
2 11 (84.62%) Windows XP
2 11 (84.62%) TCP/IP
2 11 (84.62%) DNS
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (69.23%) SLA
4 8 (61.54%) Performance Management
5 7 (53.85%) iSCSI
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Vista
5 7 (53.85%) Resource Management
5 7 (53.85%) Life Science
5 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (53.85%) Service Desk Management
5 7 (53.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (53.85%) Office 365
5 7 (53.85%) Software Deployment
5 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
5 7 (53.85%) MS Office
5 7 (53.85%) DECT
5 7 (53.85%) VoIP
5 7 (53.85%) DHCP
5 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
5 7 (53.85%) Internet
5 7 (53.85%) Telecoms

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (92.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) TCP/IP
1 11 (84.62%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) iSCSI
2 7 (53.85%) DECT
2 7 (53.85%) VoIP
2 7 (53.85%) DHCP
2 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
2 7 (53.85%) Internet
3 6 (46.15%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) Network Security
4 5 (38.46%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Operations Manager
1 6 (46.15%) IT Operations Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Support Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Manager
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows XP
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Vista
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Performance Management
2 7 (53.85%) Resource Management
2 7 (53.85%) Service Desk Management
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (53.85%) Software Deployment
2 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
2 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (38.46%) Data Security
4 4 (30.77%) Software Licensing
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (84.62%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) MCP
2 4 (30.77%) MCTS
2 4 (30.77%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) EMC