The table below looks at the statistics for NAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 211 169 190
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +21
Permanent jobs citing NAS 16 48 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.88% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 5.67% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15 44 22
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,850 £33,750 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £55,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
887 847 938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.36% 15.59% 17.37%
Number of salaries quoted 794 721 774
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

NAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NAS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NAS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

NAS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NAS across the West Midlands region.

NAS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

NAS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NAS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

NAS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

NAS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Birmingham -23 8 £82,500 +57.14%
Shropshire 0 6 £27,500 -21.42%
Coventry -17 2 £80,000 +125.35%
Walsall +4 1 £40,000 -23.80%
Wolverhampton - 1 £40,000 -
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 34 (97.14%) SAN
2 26 (74.29%) VMware
3 21 (60.00%) Windows
4 20 (57.14%) Linux
4 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 19 (54.29%) TCP/IP
5 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
7 16 (45.71%) Citrix
7 16 (45.71%) DNS
8 15 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
9 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (34.29%) SQL
10 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
11 11 (31.43%) UNIX
11 11 (31.43%) VPN
11 11 (31.43%) Firewall
12 10 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (28.57%) DHCP
12 10 (28.57%) Clustering
12 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (25.71%) MCSA
13 9 (25.71%) MySQL
13 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
15 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 15 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (14.29%) IIS
3 5 (14.29%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (97.14%) SAN
2 19 (54.29%) TCP/IP
3 16 (45.71%) DNS
4 11 (31.43%) VPN
4 11 (31.43%) Firewall
5 10 (28.57%) DHCP
6 5 (14.29%) DDNS
6 5 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (8.57%) iSCSI
7 3 (8.57%) LAN
7 3 (8.57%) WAN
8 1 (2.86%) LDAP
8 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (25.71%) MySQL
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Consultant
5 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Data Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Management Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
7 3 (8.57%) ICT Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) NetApp Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Clustering
2 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
3 5 (14.29%) Replication
4 2 (5.71%) CLARiiON
4 2 (5.71%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Linux
3 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (31.43%) UNIX
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.71%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Project Management
2 4 (11.43%) Data Management
3 3 (8.57%) Server Building
3 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.86%) Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (25.71%) MCSA
4 7 (20.00%) MCSE
4 7 (20.00%) MCITP
5 5 (14.29%) CCA
6 2 (5.71%) EMC Certification
6 2 (5.71%) NCDA
6 2 (5.71%) NCIE
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) XenServer
5 1 (2.86%) NFS
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) VMware
2 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 16 (45.71%) Citrix
4 7 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (11.43%) EMC
6 3 (8.57%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) Brocade
8 1 (2.86%) Sun
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.86%) Hitachi