The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 178 218 219
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +1
Permanent jobs citing NAS 69 28 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.69% 2.69% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 55 23 24
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £24,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,300 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1032 1041 1071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.46% 14.36% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 875 875 936
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
NAS
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +36 32 £33,500 -16.25% 5
Merseyside - 22 £52,500 -
Cheshire -4 13 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Lancashire -13 4 £45,000 +50.00%
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 97 (91.51%) SAN
2 59 (55.66%) ITIL
3 50 (47.17%) Windows
4 47 (44.34%) Microsoft
5 45 (42.45%) Cisco
6 42 (39.62%) VMware
7 41 (38.68%) Active Directory
8 36 (33.96%) NetApp
9 35 (33.02%) MS Exchange
9 35 (33.02%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (30.19%) EMC
11 29 (27.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (26.42%) Problem Management
13 27 (25.47%) Hyper-V
13 27 (25.47%) Citrix
14 25 (23.58%) EMC Centera
15 24 (22.64%) XenApp
15 24 (22.64%) vSphere
16 22 (20.75%) XenDesktop
16 22 (20.75%) Asset Management
16 22 (20.75%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (19.81%) Firmware
17 21 (19.81%) CLARiiON
17 21 (19.81%) Degree
17 21 (19.81%) Symmetrix DMX
18 20 (18.87%) Finance
18 20 (18.87%) DNS
19 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
20 18 (16.98%) IIS
20 18 (16.98%) TCP/IP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 35 (33.02%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.98%) IIS
3 17 (16.04%) SharePoint
3 17 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (14.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.72%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.77%) Lync
7 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Office 365
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (91.51%) SAN
2 20 (18.87%) DNS
3 18 (16.98%) TCP/IP
4 15 (14.15%) NetScaler
5 14 (13.21%) Firewall
5 14 (13.21%) WAN
6 12 (11.32%) DHCP
6 12 (11.32%) LAN
7 11 (10.38%) Internet
8 8 (7.55%) SMTP
9 7 (6.60%) VPN
9 7 (6.60%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.77%) IPsec
10 4 (3.77%) VLAN
10 4 (3.77%) SNMP
10 4 (3.77%) VoIP
11 3 (2.83%) LDAP
11 3 (2.83%) ISDN
11 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Subversion
General
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Advertising
3 7 (6.60%) Publishing
4 4 (3.77%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.83%) Games
6 1 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (20.75%) Technical Specialist
1 22 (20.75%) Storage Specialist
2 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.32%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 8 (7.55%) Analyst
4 8 (7.55%) Exchange Engineer
4 8 (7.55%) Messaging Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) IT Support
5 7 (6.60%) Storage Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Citrix Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Technical Manager
6 6 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Citrix Support
7 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.72%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) .NET
2 4 (3.77%) Web Services
3 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.94%) COM
4 1 (0.94%) J2EE
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.58%) EMC Centera
2 21 (19.81%) Firmware
2 21 (19.81%) CLARiiON
2 21 (19.81%) Symmetrix DMX
3 18 (16.98%) Clustering
4 17 (16.04%) Replication
5 16 (15.09%) Computer Science
6 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.77%) Celerra
7 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.94%) FMCG
9 1 (0.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 50 (47.17%) Windows
2 29 (27.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.55%) Linux
5 7 (6.60%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.72%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.72%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.77%) UNIX
8 3 (2.83%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.89%) AIX
9 2 (1.89%) Android
9 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.94%) SUSE
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.66%) ITIL
2 28 (26.42%) Problem Management
3 22 (20.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (20.75%) Asset Management
4 15 (14.15%) Service Management
4 15 (14.15%) Change Control
5 13 (12.26%) Change Management
6 10 (9.43%) Load Balancing
7 9 (8.49%) Project Management
8 8 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.66%) ITSM
10 5 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.77%) Time Management
11 4 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (3.77%) Migration
11 4 (3.77%) Strategic Planning
11 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2
12 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.32%) SQL
2 11 (10.38%) Perl
3 8 (7.55%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.83%) Python
4 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Degree
2 16 (15.09%) CCA
2 16 (15.09%) Citrix Certification
3 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.49%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (8.49%) MCSE
5 6 (5.66%) MCSA
6 4 (3.77%) SNIA Certification
6 4 (3.77%) MCITP
6 4 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.83%) CCNA
7 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.89%) MCTS
8 2 (1.89%) NCDA
8 2 (1.89%) VCAP
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.04%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 41 (38.68%) Active Directory
2 35 (33.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (25.47%) Hyper-V
4 24 (22.64%) XenApp
4 24 (22.64%) vSphere
5 22 (20.75%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.72%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.72%) XenServer
7 4 (3.77%) vCloud
8 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) SCCM
2 8 (7.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.72%) SCOM
4 4 (3.77%) OpenNMS
4 4 (3.77%) Puppet
4 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 47 (44.34%) Microsoft
2 45 (42.45%) Cisco
3 42 (39.62%) VMware
4 36 (33.96%) NetApp
5 32 (30.19%) EMC
6 27 (25.47%) Citrix
7 13 (12.26%) IBM
8 12 (11.32%) Dell
9 10 (9.43%) Symantec
10 9 (8.49%) McAfee
11 7 (6.60%) HP
12 5 (4.72%) Juniper
13 4 (3.77%) CommVault
13 4 (3.77%) Veeam
13 4 (3.77%) Acronis
14 3 (2.83%) Sony
14 3 (2.83%) ProCurve
14 3 (2.83%) Avaya
14 3 (2.83%) Apple
14 3 (2.83%) Oracle
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + car or allowance + pension + healt
Posted: 6 days ago
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