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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England / North West
Rank 233 209 210
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Permanent jobs citing NAS 14 27 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.48% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 3.30% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 12 24 53
Median salary £32,500 £31,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -27.58%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%

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
854 819 1105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.19% 14.50% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 644 675 895
Median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,300 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 8 £32,500 +30.00% 4
Merseyside -1 3 £42,500 -17.07% 2
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire +1 1 £26,500 -15.87% 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 24 (80.00%) SAN
1 24 (80.00%) VMware
2 19 (63.33%) PowerShell
2 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
3 17 (56.67%) Firewall
4 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (50.00%) SQL
6 14 (46.67%) DNS
7 13 (43.33%) Windows
7 13 (43.33%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (43.33%) SCOM
8 12 (40.00%) Symantec
9 11 (36.67%) Internet
9 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (36.67%) Customer Engagement
9 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
10 10 (33.33%) Scrum
10 10 (33.33%) VMware ESX
10 10 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (33.33%) Amazon S3
10 10 (33.33%) Hyper-V
10 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (33.33%) NoSQL
10 10 (33.33%) PCI DSS
10 10 (33.33%) Data Architecture
10 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (33.33%) Data Warehouse

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (16.67%) IIS
3 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (33.33%) Amazon S3
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (80.00%) SAN
2 17 (56.67%) Firewall
3 14 (46.67%) DNS
4 11 (36.67%) Internet
5 7 (23.33%) VoIP
6 6 (20.00%) LAN
6 6 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (10.00%) MPLS
7 3 (10.00%) Network Security
7 3 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (10.00%) Skype
8 2 (6.67%) VPN
9 1 (3.33%) DHCP
9 1 (3.33%) LDAP
9 1 (3.33%) OpenVPN
9 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (33.33%) Amazon Redshift
3 10 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Administrator
2 10 (33.33%) DBA
2 10 (33.33%) Senior DBA
2 10 (33.33%) Senior SQL DBA
2 10 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (16.67%) IT Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior IT Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 2 (6.67%) Business Development Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Development Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) CentOS
7 1 (3.33%) Debian
7 1 (3.33%) Unix
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Customer Engagement
3 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (33.33%) Data Architecture
3 10 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 10 (33.33%) DevOps
3 10 (33.33%) Scrum
3 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 8 (26.67%) High Availability
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
6 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 5 (16.67%) Service Management
6 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
8 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity Management
8 3 (10.00%) Information Security
8 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) PowerShell
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (16.67%) MCITP
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 9 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) VMware ESXi
1 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 10 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.33%) Docker
5 1 (3.33%) KVM
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) SCOM
2 5 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 5 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (13.33%) Puppet
4 3 (10.00%) SCCM
4 3 (10.00%) SCDPM
4 3 (10.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.33%) Ansible
5 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.33%) Nagios
5 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.33%) Salt
5 1 (3.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) VMware
2 12 (40.00%) Symantec
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (23.33%) Veeam
6 6 (20.00%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) NetApp
8 4 (13.33%) arcserve
8 4 (13.33%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (13.33%) Sophos
9 3 (10.00%) SonicWALL
10 2 (6.67%) EMC
10 2 (6.67%) WatchGuard
11 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
11 1 (3.33%) IBM
11 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
11 1 (3.33%) Meraki
11 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.33%) SaltStack
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