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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 178 209 232
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +23
Permanent jobs citing NAS 82 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.59% 2.67% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 68 23 20
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £72,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
1081 1012 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.54% 14.69% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 898 859 897
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +29 43 £33,500 -52.14% 9
Merseyside - 17 £50,000 -
Cheshire -3 15 £49,250 +29.60%
Lancashire -14 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Cumbria - 4 £42,500 -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 113 (94.17%) SAN
2 66 (55.00%) Windows
3 65 (54.17%) ITIL
4 62 (51.67%) VMware
5 54 (45.00%) Active Directory
6 51 (42.50%) Cisco
7 50 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
9 46 (38.33%) MS Exchange
10 40 (33.33%) NetApp
10 40 (33.33%) Hyper-V
11 39 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (31.67%) Citrix
13 32 (26.67%) XenApp
13 32 (26.67%) vSphere
14 30 (25.00%) EMC
15 29 (24.17%) XenDesktop
16 27 (22.50%) Problem Management
17 25 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (20.83%) DNS
17 25 (20.83%) IIS
17 25 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
18 24 (20.00%) SQL Server
18 24 (20.00%) Asset Management
18 24 (20.00%) Degree
19 23 (19.17%) EMC Centera
20 22 (18.33%) Clustering
20 22 (18.33%) CLARiiON
20 22 (18.33%) SharePoint
20 22 (18.33%) TCP/IP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 46 (38.33%) MS Exchange
2 25 (20.83%) IIS
3 22 (18.33%) SharePoint
4 19 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.33%) Lync
7 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.67%) Apache
9 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.67%) Office 365
2 6 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (94.17%) SAN
2 25 (20.83%) DNS
3 22 (18.33%) NetScaler
3 22 (18.33%) TCP/IP
4 18 (15.00%) Firewall
5 17 (14.17%) WAN
6 15 (12.50%) DHCP
7 13 (10.83%) LAN
7 13 (10.83%) Internet
8 10 (8.33%) SMTP
8 10 (8.33%) iSCSI
9 7 (5.83%) VPN
10 6 (5.00%) MPLS
10 6 (5.00%) IPsec
10 6 (5.00%) SNMP
11 5 (4.17%) ADSL
11 5 (4.17%) ISDN
11 5 (4.17%) Network Security
12 4 (3.33%) Wireless
13 3 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.50%) MySQL
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (13.33%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Publishing
3 6 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (18.33%) Technical Specialist
1 22 (18.33%) Storage Specialist
2 20 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 13 (10.83%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.83%) Citrix Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
6 9 (7.50%) Exchange Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Analyst
8 7 (5.83%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Storage Analyst
8 7 (5.83%) IT Support
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Citrix Support
9 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (5.00%) Technical Manager
10 5 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.33%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) .NET
2 6 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.83%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) EMC Centera
2 22 (18.33%) Clustering
2 22 (18.33%) Firmware
2 22 (18.33%) CLARiiON
2 22 (18.33%) Symmetrix DMX
3 21 (17.50%) Replication
4 18 (15.00%) Computer Science
5 13 (10.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Celerra
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 66 (55.00%) Windows
2 39 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.17%) Linux
6 5 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.50%) UNIX
8 2 (1.67%) Android
8 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.67%) AIX
8 2 (1.67%) Solaris
8 2 (1.67%) Debian
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (54.17%) ITIL
2 27 (22.50%) Problem Management
3 25 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 20 (16.67%) Change Management
6 15 (12.50%) Change Control
7 12 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 12 (10.00%) Service Management
8 10 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.83%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.83%) Coaching
11 5 (4.17%) ITSM
12 4 (3.33%) Migration
12 4 (3.33%) Business Continuity
12 4 (3.33%) Project Management
12 4 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.83%) SQL
2 10 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 10 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.83%) C#
3 1 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (20.00%) Degree
2 22 (18.33%) CCA
2 22 (18.33%) Citrix Certification
3 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (11.67%) CCNA
5 12 (10.00%) MCSE
6 10 (8.33%) MCITP
7 9 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (6.67%) VCAP
9 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 7 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (4.17%) SC Cleared
10 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.50%) MCSA
12 2 (1.67%) NCDA
12 2 (1.67%) MCTS
13 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.83%) SNIA Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.83%) SLA
2 3 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 50 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 32 (26.67%) XenApp
4 32 (26.67%) vSphere
5 29 (24.17%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.83%) VMware ESX
7 6 (5.00%) vCloud
7 6 (5.00%) XenServer
8 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (12.50%) SCCM
2 10 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (6.67%) SCOM
4 6 (5.00%) OpenNMS
4 6 (5.00%) Puppet
4 6 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 62 (51.67%) VMware
2 51 (42.50%) Cisco
3 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
4 40 (33.33%) NetApp
5 38 (31.67%) Citrix
6 30 (25.00%) EMC
7 12 (10.00%) Symantec
8 11 (9.17%) McAfee
8 11 (9.17%) Dell
9 10 (8.33%) Juniper
10 8 (6.67%) IBM
11 7 (5.83%) HP
12 6 (5.00%) CheckPoint
12 6 (5.00%) Veeam
12 6 (5.00%) Acronis
13 5 (4.17%) Oracle
14 3 (2.50%) Apple
14 3 (2.50%) ProCurve
15 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
15 1 (0.83%) Wyse
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