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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 862 908 864
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -44
Permanent jobs citing NDS 10 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.078% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 15
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 £40,700 £19,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £19,500 £48,900
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
12889 12119 10645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.72% 10.24% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10563 10204 8935
Average salary £42,000 £41,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% -
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 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 6 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 6 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 +15 6 £42,500 +117.94%
South East +13 4 £42,500 -
Berkshire -1 4 £42,500 -
Reading -12 3 £42,500 -
London - 2 £55,250 -
City of London - 1 £72,500 -

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 28 (84.85%) UNIX
2 20 (60.61%) GSM
2 20 (60.61%) UMTS
2 20 (60.61%) SS7
2 20 (60.61%) TIBCO
2 20 (60.61%) Service Delivery
2 20 (60.61%) Change Management
2 20 (60.61%) Product Marketing
2 20 (60.61%) Marketing
2 20 (60.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 17 (51.52%) HNC
3 17 (51.52%) HND
4 13 (39.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 8 (24.24%) Linux
6 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
7 7 (21.21%) VMware
7 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (21.21%) MCSE
7 7 (21.21%) DHCP
7 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.21%) DNS
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (18.18%) IaaS
8 6 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (18.18%) vSphere
8 6 (18.18%) SCCM
8 6 (18.18%) PaaS

NDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (18.18%) PaaS
1 6 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) GSM
1 20 (60.61%) UMTS
1 20 (60.61%) SS7
2 7 (21.21%) DHCP
2 7 (21.21%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
3 4 (12.12%) Unified Communications
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (12.12%) SMS
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.03%) MRTG
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
General
1 20 (60.61%) Marketing
2 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Specialist
2 4 (12.12%) Senior Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (3.03%) Administrator
3 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
1 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Open Source
2 1 (3.03%) Video on Demand
2 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) UNIX
2 9 (27.27%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) Linux
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Service Delivery
1 20 (60.61%) Change Management
1 20 (60.61%) Product Marketing
2 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 6 (18.18%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.03%) CRM
3 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
3 1 (3.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.06%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) HNC
1 17 (51.52%) HND
2 7 (21.21%) MCSE
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.12%) CCNA
3 4 (12.12%) CCDP
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.18%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) iptables
3 1 (3.03%) NFS
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
1 6 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) TIBCO
1 20 (60.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 13 (39.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) VMware
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat