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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 222 169 212
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +43
Permanent jobs citing NAS 33 81 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 1.10% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 7.47% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 24 68 22
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,850 £32,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £52,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
1002 1084 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 14.71% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 800 901 834
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,220 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
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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 -18 25 £58,000 +73.13% 2
Cumbria -6 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Merseyside +1 3 £24,500 -51.00%
Cheshire -20 1 £29,000 -41.11%
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 66 (98.51%) SAN
2 47 (70.15%) Windows
3 42 (62.69%) VMware
4 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (50.75%) ITIL
6 31 (46.27%) DNS
6 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
7 30 (44.78%) Active Directory
8 25 (37.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (34.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (34.33%) MCSE
10 22 (32.84%) MS Exchange
11 21 (31.34%) SQL Server
11 21 (31.34%) TCP/IP
12 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (26.87%) Cisco
14 17 (25.37%) MCITP
15 16 (23.88%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (23.88%) Migration
16 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (22.39%) DHCP
16 15 (22.39%) UNIX
16 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (22.39%) Data Centre
17 14 (20.90%) Hyper-V
17 14 (20.90%) Oracle
17 14 (20.90%) MCP
17 14 (20.90%) Linux
18 13 (19.40%) SQL
18 13 (19.40%) HP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 22 (32.84%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (17.91%) IIS
4 11 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (10.45%) NetWeaver
6 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Office
2 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Agresso
1 1 (1.49%) MFGPRO
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Office 365
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon EMR
2 6 (8.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon S3
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (98.51%) SAN
2 31 (46.27%) DNS
3 21 (31.34%) TCP/IP
4 15 (22.39%) DHCP
5 12 (17.91%) VPN
6 11 (16.42%) VLAN
7 10 (14.93%) Firewall
8 8 (11.94%) ADSL
8 8 (11.94%) VDSL
9 7 (10.45%) Internet
10 6 (8.96%) DMZ
10 6 (8.96%) Ethernet
11 5 (7.46%) Network Security
12 4 (5.97%) WAN
12 4 (5.97%) LAN
13 3 (4.48%) Broadband
14 2 (2.99%) HTTP
14 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (2.99%) IP Telephony
15 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (31.34%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.45%) DB2
4 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon Redshift
4 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.99%) Big Data
6 2 (2.99%) MySQL
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Law
2 5 (7.46%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (7.46%) Publishing
2 5 (7.46%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (14.93%) Consultant
3 8 (11.94%) IT Manager
3 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Support Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Support Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Wintel Support
6 5 (7.46%) Storage Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) VMware Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Wintel Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Manager
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.97%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.97%) DBA
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) SAP Basis
2 6 (8.96%) Web Services
3 3 (4.48%) Middleware
4 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (22.39%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.94%) Clustering
3 7 (10.45%) Replication
4 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.46%) CLARiiON
5 5 (7.46%) EMC Centera
5 5 (7.46%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.99%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.49%) Derivative
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (70.15%) Windows
2 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (22.39%) UNIX
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (20.90%) Linux
6 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
6 10 (14.93%) Windows 8
7 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.46%) AIX
7 5 (7.46%) Solaris
7 5 (7.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.49%) CentOS
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) ITIL
2 16 (23.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (23.88%) Migration
3 13 (19.40%) Mentoring
4 11 (16.42%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (13.43%) Business Continuity
5 9 (13.43%) Change Management
6 8 (11.94%) Project Management
6 8 (11.94%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.45%) CRM
7 7 (10.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (8.96%) MapReduce
8 6 (8.96%) Data Migration
8 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
8 6 (8.96%) Data Analysis
8 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.96%) Identity Management
8 6 (8.96%) Data Security
9 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (34.33%) MCSE
1 23 (34.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (25.37%) MCITP
3 14 (20.90%) MCP
4 12 (17.91%) MCTS
5 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (13.43%) CCNA
6 8 (11.94%) JNCIA
7 4 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.48%) Degree
8 3 (4.48%) MCSA
9 2 (2.99%) CCA
9 2 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.99%) NCDA
10 1 (1.49%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (44.78%) Active Directory
2 25 (37.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.90%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.96%) VMware ESX
6 5 (7.46%) Firmware
7 4 (5.97%) VMware Server
7 4 (5.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (4.48%) vSphere
9 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.99%) XenApp
10 1 (1.49%) XenServer
10 1 (1.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
3 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (62.69%) VMware
2 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.87%) Cisco
4 14 (20.90%) Oracle
5 13 (19.40%) HP
5 13 (19.40%) EMC
5 13 (19.40%) Citrix
6 11 (16.42%) NetApp
7 10 (14.93%) Dell
8 8 (11.94%) SAP
8 8 (11.94%) IBM
8 8 (11.94%) Juniper
9 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.48%) Symantec
10 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.99%) webMethods
10 2 (2.99%) AppSense
10 2 (2.99%) Brocade
10 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.99%) Nokia
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