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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 863 897 876
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -21
Permanent jobs citing NDS 10 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.019% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.083% 0.18% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 7
Average salary £65,000 £19,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+233.33% -48.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,600 £19,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £19,500 £52,900
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £19,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+233.33% -48.00%

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
12072 12318 10812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.43% 10.42% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9976 10413 9162
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,946
% change year-on-year
- -3.71%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NDS over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

NDS Salary Histogram in the UK

NDS
Top 6 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 29 May 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
England +29 3 £55,250 +183.33%
London - 2 £55,250 -
South East +5 1 - -
Berkshire -1 1 - -
Reading -11 1 - -
City of London - 1 £72,500 -

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 19 (73.08%) UNIX
2 13 (50.00%) GSM
2 13 (50.00%) UMTS
2 13 (50.00%) SS7
2 13 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 13 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 13 (50.00%) Change Management
2 13 (50.00%) Marketing
2 13 (50.00%) Product Marketing
2 13 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 11 (42.31%) HNC
3 11 (42.31%) HND
4 8 (30.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco
5 7 (26.92%) CCNA
5 7 (26.92%) CCDP
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (26.92%) SAN
5 7 (26.92%) Firewall
5 7 (26.92%) Unified Communications
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
6 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
7 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
8 4 (15.38%) DHCP
8 4 (15.38%) MCSE
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server

NDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (15.38%) PaaS
1 4 (15.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) GSM
1 13 (50.00%) UMTS
1 13 (50.00%) SS7
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (26.92%) SAN
2 7 (26.92%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) Unified Communications
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) SMS
5 1 (3.85%) LDAP
5 1 (3.85%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (50.00%) Marketing
2 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
1 7 (26.92%) Technical Architect
1 7 (26.92%) Senior Architect
1 7 (26.92%) Senior Technical Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) UNIX
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 13 (50.00%) Change Management
1 13 (50.00%) Product Marketing
2 4 (15.38%) Identity Management
2 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) HNC
1 11 (42.31%) HND
2 7 (26.92%) CCNA
2 7 (26.92%) CCDP
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (15.38%) MCSE
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) vSphere
1 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) NFS
2 1 (3.85%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
1 4 (15.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) TIBCO
1 13 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (30.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat