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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 167 186 186
Rank change year-on-year
+19 0
Permanent jobs citing NAS 41 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.40% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.60% 2.30% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 39 18 10
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £39,250 £29,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
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
891 868 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.27% 17.43% 17.37%
Number of salaries quoted 784 690 719
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,400
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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Birmingham +7 22 £33,000 -17.50%
Shropshire - 11 £31,000 -
Warwickshire -6 2 £41,250 +3.12%
Coventry -14 2 £35,000 -33.33%
Solihull - 2 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £42,500 -
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 56 (96.55%) VMware
2 51 (87.93%) SAN
3 45 (77.59%) Microsoft
4 44 (75.86%) Windows
5 41 (70.69%) Citrix
6 35 (60.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (53.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
9 28 (48.28%) MS Exchange
10 24 (41.38%) EMC
10 24 (41.38%) SQL Server
11 22 (37.93%) HP
11 22 (37.93%) Cisco
11 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (36.21%) Firewall
13 20 (34.48%) Hyper-V
13 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (32.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (32.76%) vSphere
15 18 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (31.03%) MCSE
16 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
17 16 (27.59%) MS Excel
18 15 (25.86%) LAN
18 15 (25.86%) WAN
19 14 (24.14%) Clustering
19 14 (24.14%) VPN
19 14 (24.14%) Citrix Certification
19 14 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (48.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (17.24%) Lync
4 8 (13.79%) SharePoint
5 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (12.07%) IIS
6 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
8 2 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (87.93%) SAN
2 21 (36.21%) Firewall
3 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
4 15 (25.86%) LAN
4 15 (25.86%) WAN
5 14 (24.14%) VPN
6 13 (22.41%) DNS
7 9 (15.52%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (13.79%) NetScaler
9 7 (12.07%) iSCSI
10 6 (10.34%) IP Telephony
10 6 (10.34%) Internet
10 6 (10.34%) Network Security
11 5 (8.62%) DDNS
11 5 (8.62%) DHCP
12 4 (6.90%) Unified Communications
13 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
14 1 (1.72%) FTP
14 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 19 (32.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Support Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) Senior Support Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) IT Support
3 7 (12.07%) Senior IT Support
4 6 (10.34%) Technical Team Leader
4 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 6 (10.34%) Team Leader
4 6 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Architect
5 5 (8.62%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Exchange Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.72%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 44 (75.86%) Windows
2 35 (60.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.62%) Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (24.14%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (15.52%) Business Continuity
4 7 (12.07%) ITIL
5 6 (10.34%) Change Management
5 6 (10.34%) Change Control
5 6 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (8.62%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (8.62%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Migration
8 1 (1.72%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.72%) BCP
8 1 (1.72%) Analytics
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.72%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (31.03%) MCSE
3 14 (24.14%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (20.69%) CCA
5 9 (15.52%) MCSA
6 8 (13.79%) CCNA
6 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (12.07%) NCDA
8 6 (10.34%) MCITP
9 5 (8.62%) ISEB
10 4 (6.90%) Degree
10 4 (6.90%) MCTS
11 1 (1.72%) EMC Certification
11 1 (1.72%) NCIE
11 1 (1.72%) CCNP
11 1 (1.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (53.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 20 (34.48%) Hyper-V
4 19 (32.76%) vSphere
5 13 (22.41%) XenApp
5 13 (22.41%) VMware ESX
6 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (12.07%) XenDesktop
7 4 (6.90%) XenServer
8 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Backup Exec
2 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) SCOM
2 6 (10.34%) SCDPM
3 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 56 (96.55%) VMware
2 45 (77.59%) Microsoft
3 41 (70.69%) Citrix
4 24 (41.38%) EMC
5 22 (37.93%) HP
5 22 (37.93%) Cisco
6 13 (22.41%) NetApp
7 9 (15.52%) Dell
8 7 (12.07%) IBM
8 7 (12.07%) Siemens
8 7 (12.07%) Juniper
8 7 (12.07%) Mitel
9 6 (10.34%) CheckPoint
10 3 (5.17%) Symantec
11 2 (3.45%) Lotus
12 1 (1.72%) Hitachi
12 1 (1.72%) Brocade
12 1 (1.72%) Stonesoft