The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 57 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Permanent jobs citing NAS 2 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.37% 0.96% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 7.32% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 4
Average salary £50,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.48% +18.57%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £47,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-7.36% +15.85%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
77 82 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.15% 13.12% 13.86%
Number of salaries quoted 67 59 69
Average salary £40,500 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

NAS
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

NAS Salary Trend in Merseyside

NAS
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
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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
Liverpool +16 2 £50,000 +20.48%
NAS
North West

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 23 (92.00%) ITIL
3 16 (64.00%) Cisco
4 15 (60.00%) NetApp
4 15 (60.00%) Firmware
4 15 (60.00%) EMC
4 15 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (60.00%) CLARiiON
4 15 (60.00%) EMC Centera
4 15 (60.00%) Asset Management
4 15 (60.00%) Symmetrix DMX
5 11 (44.00%) Degree
6 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
6 9 (36.00%) Replication
6 9 (36.00%) SLA
7 7 (28.00%) Service Management
7 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (24.00%) Change Control
8 6 (24.00%) Publishing
9 4 (16.00%) ITSM
9 4 (16.00%) Finance
9 4 (16.00%) Advertising
10 3 (12.00%) Lync
10 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (12.00%) XenApp
10 3 (12.00%) VMware
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (12.00%) Citrix
10 3 (12.00%) Windows
10 3 (12.00%) IBM

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (12.00%) Lync
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
General
1 6 (24.00%) Publishing
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Technical Specialist
1 12 (48.00%) Storage Specialist
2 9 (36.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 7 (28.00%) Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Storage Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Support Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) CLARiiON
1 15 (60.00%) EMC Centera
1 15 (60.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 9 (36.00%) Replication
2 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) ITIL
2 15 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (60.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
3 7 (28.00%) Service Management
4 6 (24.00%) Change Control
5 4 (16.00%) ITSM
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) MCTS
3 2 (8.00%) MCITP
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) MCSA
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) Firmware
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 15 (60.00%) NetApp
2 15 (60.00%) EMC
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Mitel
5 1 (4.00%) Fortinet