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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 207 214 218
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Permanent jobs citing NAS 37 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.48% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 3.13% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 33 20 32
Average salary £35,000 £46,250 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.32% +17.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,850 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £70,150 £59,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
1127 1086 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.38% 15.45% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 835 1048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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
Cheshire +16 16 £34,000 +7.93% 1
Manchester +8 15 £35,000 -24.32% 6
Lancashire - 3 £55,000 -
Merseyside -4 1 - -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 72 (84.71%) SAN
2 56 (65.88%) Windows
3 51 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 49 (57.65%) MS Exchange
5 44 (51.76%) Microsoft
6 41 (48.24%) VMware
6 41 (48.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (41.18%) DNS
8 34 (40.00%) ITIL
8 34 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (37.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 30 (35.29%) TCP/IP
10 30 (35.29%) Cisco
11 28 (32.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (32.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (31.76%) MS Excel
13 26 (30.59%) MCSE
14 24 (28.24%) DHCP
14 24 (28.24%) PowerShell
15 23 (27.06%) Hyper-V
15 23 (27.06%) IIS
16 22 (25.88%) HP
16 22 (25.88%) Citrix
17 21 (24.71%) Clustering
17 21 (24.71%) Office 365
18 20 (23.53%) XenDesktop
18 20 (23.53%) Firewall
19 19 (22.35%) NetApp
19 19 (22.35%) IBM
19 19 (22.35%) VPN

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 49 (57.65%) MS Exchange
2 32 (37.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (27.06%) IIS
4 15 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.18%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 27 (31.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.65%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.71%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (84.71%) SAN
2 35 (41.18%) DNS
3 30 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 24 (28.24%) DHCP
5 20 (23.53%) Firewall
6 19 (22.35%) VPN
7 12 (14.12%) VLAN
8 11 (12.94%) Internet
8 11 (12.94%) Ethernet
9 10 (11.76%) VoIP
9 10 (11.76%) DECT
9 10 (11.76%) SMTP
9 10 (11.76%) iSCSI
9 10 (11.76%) Wireless
10 9 (10.59%) VDSL
10 9 (10.59%) ADSL
11 8 (9.41%) NetScaler
12 4 (4.71%) LAN
12 4 (4.71%) WAN
13 2 (2.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.18%) DB2
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.18%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 11 (12.94%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.29%) Support Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) Administrator
3 11 (12.94%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (12.94%) Consultant
3 11 (12.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 9 (10.59%) IT Manager
5 9 (10.59%) Technical Support Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Technical Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Storage Administrator
7 7 (8.24%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 7 (8.24%) Technical Support Consultant
7 7 (8.24%) Support Consultant
7 7 (8.24%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (7.06%) Operations Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (7.06%) IT Operations Manager
9 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
9 5 (5.88%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 1 (1.18%) XML
3 1 (1.18%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.18%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.18%) RESTful
3 1 (1.18%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.71%) Clustering
2 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.76%) Life Science
4 3 (3.53%) Replication
5 2 (2.35%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Derivative
6 1 (1.18%) Statistics
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (65.88%) Windows
2 41 (48.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (32.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (16.47%) Windows XP
6 10 (11.76%) Linux
6 10 (11.76%) Windows Vista
7 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
7 9 (10.59%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.71%) CentOS
8 4 (4.71%) Debian
9 3 (3.53%) UNIX
9 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.53%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) ITIL
2 19 (22.35%) Performance Management
3 15 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (16.47%) Migration
5 11 (12.94%) Business Continuity
6 10 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 10 (11.76%) Resource Management
6 10 (11.76%) Service Management
6 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 10 (11.76%) Software Deployment
6 10 (11.76%) Service Desk Management
6 10 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
7 9 (10.59%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.59%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (10.59%) Change Management
8 8 (9.41%) Problem Management
9 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.47%) SQL
3 10 (11.76%) Perl
3 10 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (32.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (30.59%) MCSE
3 14 (16.47%) MCITP
4 11 (12.94%) MCP
5 9 (10.59%) JNCIA
5 9 (10.59%) MCTS
5 9 (10.59%) CCNA
5 9 (10.59%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (10.59%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (9.41%) CCA
6 8 (9.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (7.06%) MCSA
8 3 (3.53%) Degree
8 3 (3.53%) NCDA
9 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) SLA
2 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (27.06%) Hyper-V
4 20 (23.53%) XenDesktop
5 15 (17.65%) vSphere
6 14 (16.47%) XenApp
7 7 (8.24%) XenServer
7 7 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (10.59%) SCCM
4 6 (7.06%) SCOM
4 6 (7.06%) SCVMM
4 6 (7.06%) SCOrch
4 6 (7.06%) SCSM
5 3 (3.53%) Nagios
6 1 (1.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (51.76%) Microsoft
2 41 (48.24%) VMware
3 30 (35.29%) Cisco
4 22 (25.88%) HP
4 22 (25.88%) Citrix
5 19 (22.35%) NetApp
5 19 (22.35%) IBM
6 14 (16.47%) Symantec
7 10 (11.76%) IronPort
7 10 (11.76%) Dell
7 10 (11.76%) EMC
7 10 (11.76%) Meraki
8 9 (10.59%) Juniper
9 7 (8.24%) SAP
10 3 (3.53%) Oracle
10 3 (3.53%) New Relic
11 2 (2.35%) Brocade
12 1 (1.18%) Veeam
12 1 (1.18%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.18%) Red Gate
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