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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 164 147 180
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +33
Permanent jobs citing NAS 31 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.51% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 3.89% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 18
Average salary £34,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,450 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £72,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.59% +7.05%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
670 488 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.96% 13.00% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 561 414 543
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +28.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

NAS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

NAS Salary Trend in Manchester

NAS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NAS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

NAS Salary Histogram in Manchester

NAS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Stockport - 4 £40,000 -
Rochdale +1 2 £52,000 +89.09%
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 74 (100.00%) SAN
2 60 (81.08%) VMware
3 52 (70.27%) Citrix
4 51 (68.92%) Active Directory
4 51 (68.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 46 (62.16%) Windows
6 42 (56.76%) Hyper-V
7 41 (55.41%) XenApp
8 38 (51.35%) MS Exchange
9 37 (50.00%) XenDesktop
10 35 (47.30%) Microsoft
11 32 (43.24%) Citrix Certification
11 32 (43.24%) NetScaler
12 31 (41.89%) vSphere
13 29 (39.19%) CCA
14 28 (37.84%) Cisco
15 23 (31.08%) MS Excel
15 23 (31.08%) IIS
16 22 (29.73%) ITIL
16 22 (29.73%) DNS
16 22 (29.73%) NetApp
17 18 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (24.32%) TCP/IP
17 18 (24.32%) MCSE
18 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
18 15 (20.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 15 (20.27%) MCITP
18 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (20.27%) Clustering
18 15 (20.27%) Firewall

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 38 (51.35%) MS Exchange
2 23 (31.08%) IIS
3 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
4 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.70%) Apache
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (31.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.05%) IaaS
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 74 (100.00%) SAN
2 32 (43.24%) NetScaler
3 22 (29.73%) DNS
4 18 (24.32%) TCP/IP
5 15 (20.27%) Firewall
6 12 (16.22%) DHCP
7 11 (14.86%) WAN
8 10 (13.51%) SMTP
9 9 (12.16%) iSCSI
10 8 (10.81%) Internet
11 7 (9.46%) VPN
11 7 (9.46%) Unified Communications
12 6 (8.11%) IPsec
12 6 (8.11%) SNMP
12 6 (8.11%) LAN
13 4 (5.41%) Network Security
14 3 (4.05%) Fibre Channel
15 2 (2.70%) Wireless
16 1 (1.35%) MPLS
16 1 (1.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (27.03%) Citrix Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Consultant
4 9 (12.16%) Citrix Support
5 7 (9.46%) Server Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.05%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Email Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Exchange Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Clustering
2 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (62.16%) Windows
2 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) Debian
5 2 (2.70%) AIX
5 2 (2.70%) Linux
5 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) ITIL
2 13 (17.57%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.16%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (12.16%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.81%) Migration
5 6 (8.11%) Business Continuity
5 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.41%) Change Management
7 3 (4.05%) Quality Management
7 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.05%) Change Control
7 3 (4.05%) Information Assurance
7 3 (4.05%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.05%) Coaching
7 3 (4.05%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) Perl
1 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
2 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (43.24%) Citrix Certification
2 29 (39.19%) CCA
3 18 (24.32%) MCSE
3 18 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (20.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (20.27%) MCITP
5 11 (14.86%) CCNA
5 11 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (13.51%) VCAP
7 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 9 (12.16%) Degree
8 8 (10.81%) MCSA
9 2 (2.70%) NCDA
10 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 51 (68.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 51 (68.92%) Active Directory
2 42 (56.76%) Hyper-V
3 41 (55.41%) XenApp
4 37 (50.00%) XenDesktop
5 31 (41.89%) vSphere
6 13 (17.57%) XenServer
7 7 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (8.11%) vCloud
8 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (9.46%) SCOM
2 7 (9.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (8.11%) OpenNMS
4 3 (4.05%) SCCM
4 3 (4.05%) XenMobile
5 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (81.08%) VMware
2 52 (70.27%) Citrix
3 35 (47.30%) Microsoft
4 28 (37.84%) Cisco
5 22 (29.73%) NetApp
6 11 (14.86%) Symantec
7 9 (12.16%) Dell
8 7 (9.46%) IronPort
8 7 (9.46%) Oracle
9 6 (8.11%) Acronis
9 6 (8.11%) Veeam
9 6 (8.11%) HP
10 4 (5.41%) McAfee
11 2 (2.70%) IBM
11 2 (2.70%) EMC
11 2 (2.70%) Meraki
12 1 (1.35%) Nortel
12 1 (1.35%) Juniper
12 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds