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 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
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 190 186 178
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing NAS 23 25 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 2.82% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 21
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
910 886 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.63% 16.03% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 740 766 670
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 September 2014.

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 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
(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
Birmingham +3 8 £55,000 +10.00%
Coventry - 8 £38,500 -
Solihull - 6 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +20 1 £42,500 +6.25%
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 61 (84.72%) SAN
2 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 53 (73.61%) VMware
3 43 (59.72%) Microsoft
4 37 (51.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (48.61%) HP
6 30 (41.67%) EMC
6 30 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (40.28%) NetApp
7 29 (40.28%) MCSE
8 28 (38.89%) MS Exchange
8 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
8 28 (38.89%) Citrix
8 28 (38.89%) Cisco
9 25 (34.72%) Hyper-V
10 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
11 23 (31.94%) Office 365
12 22 (30.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (30.56%) Firewall
13 21 (29.17%) ITIL
13 21 (29.17%) Lync
13 21 (29.17%) iSCSI
14 20 (27.78%) Degree
14 20 (27.78%) IBM
15 19 (26.39%) Project Management
15 19 (26.39%) Exchange Server 2003
15 19 (26.39%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (25.00%) DNS
17 17 (23.61%) TCP/IP

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 28 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 21 (29.17%) Lync
3 19 (26.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (26.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (19.44%) Office Communications Server
6 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
7 11 (15.28%) IIS
8 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.39%) SAS
9 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.39%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.39%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (84.72%) SAN
2 24 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 22 (30.56%) Firewall
4 21 (29.17%) iSCSI
5 18 (25.00%) DNS
6 17 (23.61%) TCP/IP
7 16 (22.22%) DHCP
7 16 (22.22%) Unified Communications
8 11 (15.28%) FTP
8 11 (15.28%) SMTP
8 11 (15.28%) SNMP
9 9 (12.50%) VLAN
9 9 (12.50%) NetScaler
10 8 (11.11%) IP Telephony
10 8 (11.11%) FCoE
10 8 (11.11%) LAN
10 8 (11.11%) WAN
11 6 (8.33%) VPN
12 5 (6.94%) Internet
13 3 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.39%) OLAP
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Automotive
2 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Consultant
2 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Consultant
2 14 (19.44%) Exchange Consultant
3 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) IT Support
4 9 (12.50%) Senior IT Support
5 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Backup Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Team Leader
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.56%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Software Packaging
2 3 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) CLARiiON
2 11 (15.28%) Clustering
3 1 (1.39%) Celerra
3 1 (1.39%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (18.06%) Linux
6 9 (12.50%) AIX
6 9 (12.50%) HPUX
6 9 (12.50%) Solaris
7 8 (11.11%) UNIX
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (29.17%) ITIL
3 19 (26.39%) Project Management
4 14 (19.44%) Migration
4 14 (19.44%) Technical Architecture
4 14 (19.44%) Technical Analysis
5 9 (12.50%) Change Control
5 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.33%) Change Management
7 4 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.17%) Workflow
8 3 (4.17%) Data Management
9 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.78%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.39%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.39%) Capacity Management
10 1 (1.39%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.39%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.39%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (40.28%) MCSE
3 20 (27.78%) Degree
4 14 (19.44%) MCTS
4 14 (19.44%) MCITP
4 14 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (19.44%) MCSA
5 13 (18.06%) CCNA
6 9 (12.50%) CCA
6 9 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (12.50%) NCDA
7 5 (6.94%) MCP
8 4 (5.56%) CCNP
9 3 (4.17%) NCIE
10 2 (2.78%) SNIA Certification
10 2 (2.78%) SCSE
11 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.39%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (51.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 25 (34.72%) Hyper-V
4 16 (22.22%) VMware ESX
5 15 (20.83%) vSphere
6 10 (13.89%) XenDesktop
6 10 (13.89%) XenApp
7 9 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.56%) XenServer
9 3 (4.17%) NFS
10 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 11 (15.28%) SCCM
2 11 (15.28%) SCOM
3 8 (11.11%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.56%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 53 (73.61%) VMware
2 43 (59.72%) Microsoft
3 35 (48.61%) HP
4 30 (41.67%) EMC
5 29 (40.28%) NetApp
6 28 (38.89%) Citrix
6 28 (38.89%) Cisco
7 20 (27.78%) IBM
8 11 (15.28%) Sun
8 11 (15.28%) Fujitsu
9 9 (12.50%) Mitel
9 9 (12.50%) Symantec
9 9 (12.50%) Dell
9 9 (12.50%) Oracle
9 9 (12.50%) Siemens
9 9 (12.50%) StorageTek
10 2 (2.78%) Hitachi
10 2 (2.78%) Brocade
11 1 (1.39%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds