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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 185 200 231
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +31
Permanent jobs citing NAS 78 42 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.62% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.18% 4.39% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 70 27 18
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +47.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £34,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £72,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +15.85%
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
1086 956 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.43% 14.09% 14.15%
Number of salaries quoted 898 774 849
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
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 October 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 October 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 +22 46 £40,000 -42.85% 3
Cheshire +2 20 £52,500 - 1
Lancashire -8 5 £40,000 -2.43% 1
Cumbria - 4 £42,500 -
Merseyside +11 3 £50,000 +20.48%
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 133 (91.72%) SAN
2 96 (66.21%) Windows
3 83 (57.24%) Active Directory
4 78 (53.79%) VMware
5 70 (48.28%) ITIL
5 70 (48.28%) MS Exchange
6 63 (43.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 56 (38.62%) Cisco
7 56 (38.62%) Microsoft
8 54 (37.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (35.86%) Hyper-V
9 52 (35.86%) Citrix
10 50 (34.48%) DNS
11 46 (31.72%) NetApp
12 42 (28.97%) TCP/IP
12 42 (28.97%) XenApp
13 39 (26.90%) vSphere
13 39 (26.90%) IIS
14 36 (24.83%) Clustering
14 36 (24.83%) XenDesktop
15 34 (23.45%) Exchange Server 2013
15 34 (23.45%) Exchange Server 2007
16 32 (22.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 30 (20.69%) Citrix Certification
18 29 (20.00%) Finance
18 29 (20.00%) NetScaler
19 28 (19.31%) Load Balancing
19 28 (19.31%) CCA
20 27 (18.62%) Symantec
20 27 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 70 (48.28%) MS Exchange
2 39 (26.90%) IIS
3 34 (23.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 34 (23.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (13.10%) SharePoint
5 15 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.76%) Lync
6 4 (2.76%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.38%) Apache
7 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (17.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.90%) Office 365
2 8 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.76%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.76%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.07%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 133 (91.72%) SAN
2 50 (34.48%) DNS
3 42 (28.97%) TCP/IP
4 29 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 25 (17.24%) SMTP
5 25 (17.24%) DHCP
6 21 (14.48%) WAN
7 20 (13.79%) Firewall
8 17 (11.72%) Internet
9 16 (11.03%) LAN
10 15 (10.34%) iSCSI
11 8 (5.52%) IPsec
11 8 (5.52%) SNMP
12 7 (4.83%) Unified Communications
13 6 (4.14%) VPN
14 5 (3.45%) MPLS
14 5 (3.45%) ADSL
14 5 (3.45%) ISDN
14 5 (3.45%) Wireless
15 4 (2.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.07%) MySQL
7 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 29 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Publishing
3 4 (2.76%) Advertising
4 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (14.48%) Citrix Engineer
3 13 (8.97%) Support Engineer
4 12 (8.28%) Technical Specialist
4 12 (8.28%) Storage Specialist
4 12 (8.28%) Citrix Support
5 11 (7.59%) Consultant
6 10 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Exchange Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 9 (6.21%) Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Storage Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) IT Support
9 6 (4.14%) Exchange Specialist
9 6 (4.14%) Messaging Specialist
9 6 (4.14%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.24%) .NET
2 8 (5.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.83%) Clustering
2 16 (11.03%) CLARiiON
2 16 (11.03%) EMC Centera
2 16 (11.03%) Symmetrix DMX
3 14 (9.66%) Replication
4 13 (8.97%) Management Information System
5 12 (8.28%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.07%) Life Science
6 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) iPhone
8 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 96 (66.21%) Windows
2 54 (37.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (22.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.21%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.14%) Solaris
7 6 (4.14%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.76%) Linux
9 3 (2.07%) UNIX
9 3 (2.07%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.38%) Debian
10 2 (1.38%) AIX
11 1 (0.69%) SUSE
11 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.69%) Android
11 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (48.28%) ITIL
2 28 (19.31%) Load Balancing
3 26 (17.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (14.48%) Problem Management
5 20 (13.79%) Migration
6 19 (13.10%) Asset Management
6 19 (13.10%) Change Management
7 14 (9.66%) Change Control
8 10 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.90%) Incident Management
8 10 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (6.21%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (6.21%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.83%) Service Management
11 5 (3.45%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.45%) Coaching
11 5 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (2.76%) Performance Management
12 4 (2.76%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.24%) Perl
1 25 (17.24%) VB.NET
2 16 (11.03%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.69%) C#
4 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (20.69%) Citrix Certification
2 28 (19.31%) CCA
3 26 (17.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (13.79%) Degree
5 18 (12.41%) MCSE
6 15 (10.34%) CCNA
6 15 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (8.28%) MCITP
8 10 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (6.90%) VCAP
9 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
10 5 (3.45%) MCSA
11 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.38%) NCDA
12 2 (1.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.03%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (57.24%) Active Directory
2 63 (43.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (35.86%) Hyper-V
4 42 (28.97%) XenApp
5 39 (26.90%) vSphere
6 36 (24.83%) XenDesktop
7 16 (11.03%) Firmware
8 11 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (6.90%) VMware ESX
10 8 (5.52%) vCloud
11 7 (4.83%) XenServer
12 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (17.24%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (9.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 12 (8.28%) SCCM
4 10 (6.90%) SCOM
5 8 (5.52%) OpenNMS
6 4 (2.76%) Puppet
6 4 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.38%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 78 (53.79%) VMware
2 56 (38.62%) Cisco
2 56 (38.62%) Microsoft
3 52 (35.86%) Citrix
4 46 (31.72%) NetApp
5 27 (18.62%) Symantec
6 26 (17.93%) EMC
7 17 (11.72%) Dell
8 15 (10.34%) IronPort
9 14 (9.66%) Oracle
10 11 (7.59%) HP
10 11 (7.59%) McAfee
11 10 (6.90%) Juniper
12 8 (5.52%) Veeam
12 8 (5.52%) Acronis
13 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
13 5 (3.45%) IBM
14 3 (2.07%) Apple
14 3 (2.07%) ProCurve
15 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds
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