The table below looks at the statistics for NDS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NDS over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 875 876 886
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Permanent jobs citing NDS 27 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.001% 0.007%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.009% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary - - £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12387 10628 11832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.67% 9.87% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10257 9054 10127
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

NDS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NDS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NDS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NDS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NDS within the UK.

NDS Salary Trend in the UK

NDS
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NDS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
South East +26 27 - -
England +1 27 - - 1
Berkshire - 27 - -
Reading - 12 - -
Maidenhead - 8 - -

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NDS 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 NDS.

1 38 (76.00%) Service Delivery
2 37 (74.00%) HNC
2 37 (74.00%) HND
3 34 (68.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 31 (62.00%) UNIX
5 29 (58.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 29 (58.00%) TIBCO
6 27 (54.00%) Change Management
7 25 (50.00%) SS7
7 25 (50.00%) GSM
7 25 (50.00%) UMTS
7 25 (50.00%) Marketing
7 25 (50.00%) Product Marketing
8 18 (36.00%) Telecoms
9 17 (34.00%) 3G
10 13 (26.00%) Internet
10 13 (26.00%) Broadband
10 13 (26.00%) Smartphone
10 13 (26.00%) 4G
10 13 (26.00%) LTE
11 10 (20.00%) Office 365
11 10 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (20.00%) SCCM
11 10 (20.00%) SMS
11 10 (20.00%) DHCP
11 10 (20.00%) DNS
11 10 (20.00%) SLA
11 10 (20.00%) Windows
11 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 10 (20.00%) SharePoint

NDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NDS 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 NDS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 10 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) GSM
1 25 (50.00%) UMTS
1 25 (50.00%) SS7
2 17 (34.00%) 3G
3 13 (26.00%) Internet
3 13 (26.00%) Broadband
3 13 (26.00%) LTE
3 13 (26.00%) 4G
4 10 (20.00%) DNS
4 10 (20.00%) DHCP
4 10 (20.00%) SMS
5 9 (18.00%) VoLTE
6 4 (8.00%) MGW
6 4 (8.00%) 2G
7 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (50.00%) Marketing
2 18 (36.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (4.00%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) UNIX
2 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Service Delivery
2 27 (54.00%) Change Management
3 25 (50.00%) Product Marketing
4 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
1 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (74.00%) HNC
1 37 (74.00%) HND
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 29 (58.00%) TIBCO
2 29 (58.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.00%) Citrix
4 5 (10.00%) Nokia
5 4 (8.00%) Oracle
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco