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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 175 208 223
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +15
Permanent jobs citing NAS 81 28 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.42% 2.67% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 66 25 20
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
NAS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1091 1047 1051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.69% 14.71% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 911 894 900
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,075 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

NAS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

NAS Salary Trend in the North West

NAS
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

NAS Salary Histogram in the North West

NAS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Manchester +28 41 £33,500 -33.00% 9
Merseyside - 19 £50,000 -
Cheshire -7 15 £49,250 +29.60%
Lancashire -13 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Cumbria - 3 £42,500 -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 112 (94.12%) SAN
2 65 (54.62%) ITIL
3 62 (52.10%) Windows
4 58 (48.74%) VMware
5 51 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 49 (41.18%) Cisco
7 48 (40.34%) Microsoft
8 46 (38.66%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (37.82%) MS Exchange
10 40 (33.61%) NetApp
11 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (31.93%) Hyper-V
12 36 (30.25%) Citrix
13 31 (26.05%) EMC
13 31 (26.05%) XenApp
13 31 (26.05%) vSphere
14 29 (24.37%) Problem Management
15 28 (23.53%) XenDesktop
16 26 (21.85%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (21.01%) Asset Management
18 24 (20.17%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (20.17%) EMC Centera
18 24 (20.17%) DNS
19 23 (19.33%) Firmware
19 23 (19.33%) CLARiiON
19 23 (19.33%) Degree
19 23 (19.33%) Symmetrix DMX
20 22 (18.49%) TCP/IP
20 22 (18.49%) SQL Server
20 22 (18.49%) IIS

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 45 (37.82%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.49%) IIS
3 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
3 19 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.20%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.36%) Lync
8 2 (1.68%) Apache
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Office 365
2 6 (5.04%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.04%) Amazon S3
2 6 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.04%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 112 (94.12%) SAN
2 24 (20.17%) DNS
3 22 (18.49%) TCP/IP
4 21 (17.65%) NetScaler
5 16 (13.45%) WAN
5 16 (13.45%) Firewall
6 14 (11.76%) DHCP
7 13 (10.92%) Internet
8 12 (10.08%) LAN
9 10 (8.40%) SMTP
9 10 (8.40%) iSCSI
10 6 (5.04%) VPN
10 6 (5.04%) SNMP
10 6 (5.04%) IPsec
11 5 (4.20%) Network Security
11 5 (4.20%) MPLS
12 4 (3.36%) ADSL
12 4 (3.36%) ISDN
12 4 (3.36%) Wireless
13 3 (2.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.52%) MySQL
5 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 17 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Advertising
2 7 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.84%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (20.17%) Storage Specialist
1 24 (20.17%) Technical Specialist
2 18 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 13 (10.92%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.08%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Messaging Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Exchange Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) IT Support
9 7 (5.88%) Technical Manager
9 7 (5.88%) Storage Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (5.04%) Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Citrix Support
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Support Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (3.36%) Technical Support
12 4 (3.36%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) .NET
2 6 (5.04%) Web Services
3 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.84%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.17%) EMC Centera
2 23 (19.33%) Firmware
2 23 (19.33%) CLARiiON
2 23 (19.33%) Symmetrix DMX
3 21 (17.65%) Clustering
4 20 (16.81%) Replication
5 19 (15.97%) Computer Science
6 13 (10.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.84%) iPhone
8 1 (0.84%) FMCG
8 1 (0.84%) Celerra
8 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 62 (52.10%) Windows
2 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (20.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.72%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.20%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.20%) Linux
6 5 (4.20%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.52%) UNIX
8 2 (1.68%) AIX
8 2 (1.68%) Solaris
8 2 (1.68%) Debian
8 2 (1.68%) Android
8 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.84%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (54.62%) ITIL
2 29 (24.37%) Problem Management
3 26 (21.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (21.01%) Asset Management
5 19 (15.97%) Change Management
6 16 (13.45%) Change Control
7 14 (11.76%) Service Management
8 12 (10.08%) Load Balancing
9 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.40%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.72%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.04%) ITSM
11 6 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.20%) Project Management
13 4 (3.36%) Business Continuity
13 4 (3.36%) Migration
14 3 (2.52%) Technical Architecture
14 3 (2.52%) Information Assurance
14 3 (2.52%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.08%) SQL
2 10 (8.40%) Perl
2 10 (8.40%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.84%) C#
3 1 (0.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (19.33%) Degree
2 21 (17.65%) CCA
2 21 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
3 17 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (9.24%) CCNA
4 11 (9.24%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (8.40%) MCSE
6 8 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (6.72%) MCITP
7 7 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (5.04%) VCAP
9 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.52%) MCSA
12 2 (1.68%) MCTS
12 2 (1.68%) NCDA
13 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.84%) SNIA Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.97%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 46 (38.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (31.93%) Hyper-V
4 31 (26.05%) XenApp
4 31 (26.05%) vSphere
5 28 (23.53%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 6 (5.04%) XenServer
7 6 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.04%) vCloud
8 1 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (11.76%) SCCM
2 10 (8.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (5.88%) SCOM
4 6 (5.04%) OpenNMS
4 6 (5.04%) Puppet
4 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 58 (48.74%) VMware
2 49 (41.18%) Cisco
3 48 (40.34%) Microsoft
4 40 (33.61%) NetApp
5 36 (30.25%) Citrix
6 31 (26.05%) EMC
7 12 (10.08%) Symantec
8 11 (9.24%) Dell
8 11 (9.24%) McAfee
9 9 (7.56%) IBM
9 9 (7.56%) Juniper
10 7 (5.88%) HP
11 6 (5.04%) Veeam
11 6 (5.04%) Acronis
12 5 (4.20%) Oracle
12 5 (4.20%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.52%) ProCurve
13 3 (2.52%) Apple
14 1 (0.84%) Mitel
14 1 (0.84%) Fortinet
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