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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 193 210 223
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +13
Permanent jobs citing NAS 61 29 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.12% 3.16% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 57 22 35
Average salary £42,500 £45,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.07% +6.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,650 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.59% +7.05%
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
1192 918 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.30% 13.69% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 782 996
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £52,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 31 £34,000 -32.00%
Cheshire +19 21 £65,000 +94.02% 1
Lancashire +1 8 £42,500 -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 119 (87.50%) SAN
2 98 (72.06%) Windows
3 93 (68.38%) Active Directory
4 81 (59.56%) MS Exchange
5 72 (52.94%) VMware
6 59 (43.38%) ITIL
6 59 (43.38%) DNS
6 59 (43.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 55 (40.44%) Citrix
9 54 (39.71%) Microsoft
10 52 (38.24%) Hyper-V
11 51 (37.50%) TCP/IP
12 44 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 43 (31.62%) Cisco
13 43 (31.62%) XenApp
14 41 (30.15%) IIS
15 39 (28.68%) Clustering
16 38 (27.94%) XenDesktop
17 37 (27.21%) Exchange Server 2007
18 35 (25.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
19 34 (25.00%) MS Excel
19 34 (25.00%) NetApp
19 34 (25.00%) Symantec
19 34 (25.00%) Load Balancing
20 32 (23.53%) Perl
20 32 (23.53%) VB.NET
20 32 (23.53%) .NET
20 32 (23.53%) SMTP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 81 (59.56%) MS Exchange
2 44 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 41 (30.15%) IIS
4 37 (27.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (8.09%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.94%) Lync
7 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.09%) Office 365
2 6 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.21%) IaaS
4 2 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 119 (87.50%) SAN
2 59 (43.38%) DNS
3 51 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 32 (23.53%) SMTP
4 32 (23.53%) NetScaler
5 27 (19.85%) DHCP
6 25 (18.38%) Firewall
7 19 (13.97%) iSCSI
7 19 (13.97%) WAN
8 17 (12.50%) Internet
9 14 (10.29%) LAN
10 10 (7.35%) VoIP
11 9 (6.62%) DECT
11 9 (6.62%) Ethernet
12 7 (5.15%) VPN
12 7 (5.15%) Unified Communications
13 6 (4.41%) Wireless
13 6 (4.41%) IPsec
13 6 (4.41%) SNMP
14 5 (3.68%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.47%) MySQL
3 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 27 (19.85%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (14.71%) Citrix Engineer
3 14 (10.29%) Consultant
4 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (7.35%) Messaging Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Citrix Support
5 9 (6.62%) Exchange Engineer
6 7 (5.15%) Network Engineer
6 7 (5.15%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.15%) Team Leader
7 6 (4.41%) Server Engineer
7 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 6 (4.41%) Architect
7 6 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.41%) Exchange Specialist
7 6 (4.41%) Messaging Specialist
7 6 (4.41%) Server Administrator
7 6 (4.41%) VMWare Administrator
8 5 (3.68%) Email Specialist
8 5 (3.68%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.53%) .NET
2 6 (4.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (28.68%) Clustering
2 13 (9.56%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.35%) Replication
4 9 (6.62%) Life Science
5 8 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.68%) Symmetrix DMX
6 5 (3.68%) CLARiiON
6 5 (3.68%) EMC Centera
7 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.74%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 98 (72.06%) Windows
2 59 (43.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.29%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.62%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.62%) Windows Vista
7 6 (4.41%) Solaris
8 5 (3.68%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.21%) Linux
10 2 (1.47%) AIX
10 2 (1.47%) UNIX
10 2 (1.47%) Debian
11 1 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (43.38%) ITIL
2 34 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 27 (19.85%) Migration
4 20 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (11.03%) Change Management
6 12 (8.82%) Problem Management
7 11 (8.09%) Performance Management
8 10 (7.35%) Incident Management
8 10 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (6.62%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.62%) Resource Management
9 9 (6.62%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (6.62%) Software Deployment
9 9 (6.62%) Service Desk Management
9 9 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (6.62%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (6.62%) Mentoring
10 8 (5.88%) Asset Management
11 6 (4.41%) Business Continuity
11 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.53%) Perl
1 32 (23.53%) VB.NET
2 23 (16.91%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (25.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (22.79%) Citrix Certification
3 29 (21.32%) MCSE
4 28 (20.59%) CCA
5 17 (12.50%) MCITP
6 16 (11.76%) Degree
7 15 (11.03%) CCNA
7 15 (11.03%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (11.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (7.35%) MCSA
8 10 (7.35%) VCAP
9 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.47%) NCDA
11 2 (1.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (68.38%) Active Directory
2 58 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (38.24%) Hyper-V
4 43 (31.62%) XenApp
5 38 (27.94%) XenDesktop
6 32 (23.53%) vSphere
7 13 (9.56%) XenServer
8 11 (8.09%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (4.41%) vCloud
9 6 (4.41%) VMware ESX
10 5 (3.68%) Firmware
11 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (23.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 21 (15.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (5.88%) SCOM
4 6 (4.41%) OpenNMS
4 6 (4.41%) SCCM
5 3 (2.21%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.47%) Puppet
6 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.74%) SCSM
7 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 72 (52.94%) VMware
2 55 (40.44%) Citrix
3 54 (39.71%) Microsoft
4 43 (31.62%) Cisco
5 34 (25.00%) NetApp
5 34 (25.00%) Symantec
6 22 (16.18%) IronPort
7 16 (11.76%) EMC
8 14 (10.29%) Dell
9 13 (9.56%) Oracle
10 11 (8.09%) McAfee
11 10 (7.35%) HP
12 9 (6.62%) Juniper
13 6 (4.41%) Veeam
13 6 (4.41%) Acronis
14 5 (3.68%) CheckPoint
15 4 (2.94%) IBM
16 2 (1.47%) Apple
16 2 (1.47%) Meraki
16 2 (1.47%) ProCurve
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