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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 199 218 230
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Permanent jobs citing NAS 49 20 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.31% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 2.20% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 47 17 42
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.82% +10.58%
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
1118 908 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 14.00% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 934 789 995
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,941
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -7 19 £35,000 -26.31% 5
Cheshire +7 16 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Lancashire - 9 £42,500 -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 105 (85.37%) SAN
2 88 (71.54%) Windows
3 79 (64.23%) Active Directory
4 72 (58.54%) MS Exchange
5 62 (50.41%) VMware
6 52 (42.28%) Microsoft
6 52 (42.28%) DNS
7 51 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (39.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (39.84%) ITIL
9 45 (36.59%) TCP/IP
10 44 (35.77%) Citrix
11 42 (34.15%) IIS
12 41 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
13 39 (31.71%) Cisco
14 38 (30.89%) Hyper-V
15 37 (30.08%) MS Excel
16 36 (29.27%) Clustering
17 34 (27.64%) NetApp
18 32 (26.02%) Windows Server 2003
19 30 (24.39%) XenApp
19 30 (24.39%) PowerShell
19 30 (24.39%) XenDesktop
19 30 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2007
20 29 (23.58%) vSphere
20 29 (23.58%) Symantec
20 29 (23.58%) Microsoft Certification
21 28 (22.76%) Load Balancing
22 27 (21.95%) Norton AntiVirus
22 27 (21.95%) MCSE

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 72 (58.54%) MS Exchange
2 42 (34.15%) IIS
3 41 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.63%) Apache
7 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (30.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) Office 365
2 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.44%) IaaS
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 105 (85.37%) SAN
2 52 (42.28%) DNS
3 45 (36.59%) TCP/IP
4 27 (21.95%) SMTP
5 26 (21.14%) DHCP
6 23 (18.70%) Firewall
7 22 (17.89%) NetScaler
8 18 (14.63%) Internet
8 18 (14.63%) iSCSI
9 16 (13.01%) WAN
10 13 (10.57%) LAN
11 11 (8.94%) VoIP
11 11 (8.94%) DECT
11 11 (8.94%) Ethernet
12 10 (8.13%) VPN
13 9 (7.32%) Wireless
14 6 (4.88%) IPsec
14 6 (4.88%) SNMP
14 6 (4.88%) Unified Communications
15 5 (4.07%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.63%) MySQL
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 24 (19.51%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (13.01%) Consultant
3 15 (12.20%) Citrix Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Infrastructure Manager
5 9 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Team Leader
7 7 (5.69%) Citrix Support
7 7 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.69%) Administrator
8 6 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Messaging Specialist
8 6 (4.88%) Storage Administrator
8 6 (4.88%) Architect
8 6 (4.88%) Exchange Specialist
9 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 5 (4.07%) VMWare Administrator
9 5 (4.07%) Email Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.95%) .NET
2 6 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.27%) Clustering
2 11 (8.94%) Life Science
3 7 (5.69%) Replication
4 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.63%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.63%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (0.81%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 88 (71.54%) Windows
2 51 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (26.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (20.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.38%) Windows XP
6 11 (8.94%) Windows Vista
7 5 (4.07%) Solaris
8 4 (3.25%) Linux
9 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.44%) Debian
10 2 (1.63%) UNIX
10 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.81%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.84%) ITIL
2 28 (22.76%) Load Balancing
3 27 (21.95%) Migration
4 21 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (14.63%) Performance Management
6 11 (8.94%) Service Delivery
6 11 (8.94%) Resource Management
6 11 (8.94%) Software Deployment
6 11 (8.94%) Service Desk Management
6 11 (8.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (7.32%) Business Continuity
8 8 (6.50%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.50%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.69%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (5.69%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.69%) Service Management
9 7 (5.69%) Change Management
10 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 27 (21.95%) Perl
2 27 (21.95%) VB.NET
3 8 (6.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (23.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (21.95%) MCSE
3 22 (17.89%) Citrix Certification
4 19 (15.45%) CCA
5 15 (12.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (10.57%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (10.57%) CCNA
6 13 (10.57%) MCITP
7 11 (8.94%) Degree
8 8 (6.50%) MCSA
8 8 (6.50%) VCAP
9 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
10 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.63%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 79 (64.23%) Active Directory
2 49 (39.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (30.89%) Hyper-V
4 30 (24.39%) XenApp
4 30 (24.39%) XenDesktop
5 29 (23.58%) vSphere
6 12 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (8.13%) XenServer
8 6 (4.88%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.88%) vCloud
9 2 (1.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) Norton AntiVirus
2 24 (19.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 12 (9.76%) SCOM
4 8 (6.50%) SCCM
5 6 (4.88%) OpenNMS
6 5 (4.07%) SCOrch
6 5 (4.07%) SCSM
6 5 (4.07%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.44%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.63%) Puppet
8 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 62 (50.41%) VMware
2 52 (42.28%) Microsoft
3 44 (35.77%) Citrix
4 39 (31.71%) Cisco
5 34 (27.64%) NetApp
6 29 (23.58%) Symantec
7 25 (20.33%) IronPort
8 13 (10.57%) EMC
8 13 (10.57%) HP
9 12 (9.76%) Oracle
10 10 (8.13%) Dell
11 9 (7.32%) IBM
12 7 (5.69%) Meraki
13 6 (4.88%) Veeam
13 6 (4.88%) Acronis
14 5 (4.07%) SAP
14 5 (4.07%) CheckPoint
14 5 (4.07%) Juniper
15 2 (1.63%) McAfee
15 2 (1.63%) Brocade
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