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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 192 222 210
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -12
Permanent jobs citing NAS 52 30 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.43% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.57% 3.02% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 46 19 41
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £66,300 £60,000
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
1137 995 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.16% 14.27% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 873 770 1044
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 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 March 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 +14 23 £35,000 -26.31% 6
Cheshire +16 19 £45,000 +42.85% 2
Lancashire - 5 £55,000 -
Merseyside +3 1 - - 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 91 (85.05%) SAN
2 71 (66.36%) Windows
3 69 (64.49%) Active Directory
4 65 (60.75%) MS Exchange
5 52 (48.60%) Microsoft
6 50 (46.73%) VMware
7 46 (42.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (42.06%) DNS
9 42 (39.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (37.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 40 (37.38%) MS Excel
11 39 (36.45%) TCP/IP
12 38 (35.51%) ITIL
13 37 (34.58%) Cisco
14 34 (31.78%) Citrix
15 32 (29.91%) Hyper-V
16 30 (28.04%) IIS
17 29 (27.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (27.10%) Clustering
17 29 (27.10%) PowerShell
18 28 (26.17%) NetApp
19 27 (25.23%) DHCP
19 27 (25.23%) MCSE
19 27 (25.23%) Windows Server 2012
20 26 (24.30%) XenDesktop
20 26 (24.30%) Windows Server 2003
21 23 (21.50%) Firewall
21 23 (21.50%) XenApp
22 22 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2007
22 22 (20.56%) vSphere

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 65 (60.75%) MS Exchange
2 40 (37.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 30 (28.04%) IIS
4 22 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 40 (37.38%) MS Excel
2 16 (14.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.69%) Office 365
2 3 (2.80%) IaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (85.05%) SAN
2 45 (42.06%) DNS
3 39 (36.45%) TCP/IP
4 27 (25.23%) DHCP
5 23 (21.50%) Firewall
6 18 (16.82%) SMTP
7 16 (14.95%) VPN
8 14 (13.08%) Internet
8 14 (13.08%) iSCSI
8 14 (13.08%) NetScaler
9 12 (11.21%) Ethernet
9 12 (11.21%) VoIP
9 12 (11.21%) DECT
10 11 (10.28%) Wireless
11 10 (9.35%) VLAN
12 9 (8.41%) WAN
13 8 (7.48%) LAN
14 6 (5.61%) ADSL
14 6 (5.61%) VDSL
15 5 (4.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.87%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (14.95%) Consultant
2 13 (12.15%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.21%) Administrator
3 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.28%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (10.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Technical Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Technical Support
6 9 (8.41%) Technical Support Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (7.48%) Storage Administrator
8 7 (6.54%) Citrix Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 7 (6.54%) Support Consultant
8 7 (6.54%) Operations Manager
8 7 (6.54%) Technical Support Consultant
9 6 (5.61%) IT Manager
9 6 (5.61%) IT Operations Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Exchange Specialist
9 6 (5.61%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.69%) .NET
2 3 (2.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) XML
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.93%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.93%) RESTful
3 1 (0.93%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.10%) Clustering
2 12 (11.21%) Life Science
3 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 71 (66.36%) Windows
2 46 (42.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (25.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (24.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (14.95%) Windows XP
6 12 (11.21%) Windows Vista
7 10 (9.35%) Linux
8 7 (6.54%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.54%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.74%) CentOS
9 4 (3.74%) UNIX
9 4 (3.74%) Debian
10 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.80%) FreeNAS
11 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.51%) ITIL
2 22 (20.56%) Migration
3 21 (19.63%) Performance Management
4 19 (17.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (17.76%) Load Balancing
5 12 (11.21%) Resource Management
5 12 (11.21%) Service Delivery
5 12 (11.21%) Service Desk Management
5 12 (11.21%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (11.21%) Software Deployment
6 11 (10.28%) Business Continuity
7 10 (9.35%) Service Management
7 10 (9.35%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (8.41%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.48%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.61%) Change Management
10 6 (5.61%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.61%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (2.80%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.10%) PowerShell
2 18 (16.82%) VB.NET
2 18 (16.82%) Perl
3 14 (13.08%) SQL
4 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (27.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (25.23%) MCSE
3 15 (14.02%) Citrix Certification
4 13 (12.15%) CCA
5 11 (10.28%) MCITP
6 9 (8.41%) MCSA
7 8 (7.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (6.54%) MCP
9 6 (5.61%) CCNA
9 6 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (5.61%) JNCIA
9 6 (5.61%) MCTS
10 3 (2.80%) Degree
10 3 (2.80%) NCDA
11 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.15%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (64.49%) Active Directory
2 42 (39.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (29.91%) Hyper-V
4 26 (24.30%) XenDesktop
5 23 (21.50%) XenApp
6 22 (20.56%) vSphere
7 8 (7.48%) XenServer
8 7 (6.54%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.87%) vCloud
11 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (17.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (15.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (7.48%) SCCM
3 8 (7.48%) SCOM
4 6 (5.61%) SCVMM
4 6 (5.61%) SCOrch
4 6 (5.61%) SCSM
5 3 (2.80%) Nagios
6 2 (1.87%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.87%) vMotion
6 2 (1.87%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 52 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 50 (46.73%) VMware
3 37 (34.58%) Cisco
4 34 (31.78%) Citrix
5 28 (26.17%) NetApp
6 22 (20.56%) Symantec
6 22 (20.56%) HP
7 18 (16.82%) IBM
7 18 (16.82%) IronPort
8 13 (12.15%) EMC
9 12 (11.21%) Dell
10 10 (9.35%) Meraki
11 7 (6.54%) Oracle
11 7 (6.54%) SAP
12 6 (5.61%) Juniper
13 3 (2.80%) Veeam
13 3 (2.80%) New Relic
14 2 (1.87%) Acronis
14 2 (1.87%) Brocade
15 1 (0.93%) WatchGuard
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