The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 184 184 163
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Permanent jobs citing NAS 29 21 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.38% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 2.29% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 29
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £33,850 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.11%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
879 918 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.30% 16.49% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 725 772 735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
NAS
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +10 12 £55,000 +10.00%
Coventry - 8 £38,500 -
Solihull -3 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Warwickshire +14 3 £41,500 +3.75%
Shropshire -3 1 £35,000 +5.26% 1
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 65 (86.67%) SAN
2 51 (68.00%) Windows
2 51 (68.00%) VMware
3 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 35 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (45.33%) HP
5 34 (45.33%) EMC
6 31 (41.33%) NetApp
7 28 (37.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (37.33%) Fibre Channel
8 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
8 27 (36.00%) MCSE
9 24 (32.00%) MS Exchange
9 24 (32.00%) Citrix
9 24 (32.00%) Cisco
10 23 (30.67%) IBM
10 23 (30.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (29.33%) Hyper-V
11 22 (29.33%) iSCSI
12 21 (28.00%) Office 365
12 21 (28.00%) Firewall
12 21 (28.00%) ITIL
13 20 (26.67%) DNS
13 20 (26.67%) CLARiiON
13 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (26.67%) Degree
14 18 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (24.00%) Project Management
14 18 (24.00%) DHCP
15 17 (22.67%) Linux

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (22.67%) Lync
4 15 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (17.33%) Office Communications Server
7 10 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 9 (12.00%) IIS
9 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (5.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (1.33%) Apache
10 1 (1.33%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (86.67%) SAN
2 28 (37.33%) Fibre Channel
3 22 (29.33%) iSCSI
4 21 (28.00%) Firewall
5 20 (26.67%) DNS
6 18 (24.00%) DHCP
7 16 (21.33%) TCP/IP
8 15 (20.00%) Unified Communications
9 13 (17.33%) SNMP
9 13 (17.33%) SMTP
9 13 (17.33%) FTP
10 11 (14.67%) LAN
10 11 (14.67%) WAN
10 11 (14.67%) VLAN
11 10 (13.33%) FCoE
12 8 (10.67%) NetScaler
13 6 (8.00%) VPN
14 5 (6.67%) IP Telephony
15 3 (4.00%) HTTP
15 3 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) OLAP
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.67%) Back Office
2 2 (2.67%) Automotive
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Consultant
2 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Consultant
2 13 (17.33%) Exchange Consultant
3 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) IT Support
4 8 (10.67%) Senior IT Support
4 8 (10.67%) Backup Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Storage Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Field Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Field Service Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Implementation Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Implementation Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) CLARiiON
2 8 (10.67%) Clustering
3 2 (2.67%) Celerra
4 1 (1.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.00%) Windows
2 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (22.67%) Linux
4 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.67%) AIX
5 11 (14.67%) HPUX
5 11 (14.67%) Solaris
6 10 (13.33%) UNIX
6 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (28.00%) ITIL
3 18 (24.00%) Project Management
4 13 (17.33%) Migration
4 13 (17.33%) Technical Architecture
4 13 (17.33%) Technical Analysis
5 11 (14.67%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.00%) Change Control
7 3 (4.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.00%) Data Management
7 3 (4.00%) Change Management
7 3 (4.00%) Workflow
8 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.67%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.67%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (1.33%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.33%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.33%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (37.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (36.00%) MCSE
3 20 (26.67%) Degree
4 13 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (17.33%) MCSA
4 13 (17.33%) MCTS
4 13 (17.33%) MCITP
5 12 (16.00%) CCNA
6 8 (10.67%) NCDA
6 8 (10.67%) CCA
6 8 (10.67%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (10.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.67%) MCP
8 4 (5.33%) CCNP
9 3 (4.00%) NCIE
10 2 (2.67%) SNIA Certification
10 2 (2.67%) SCSE
11 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.33%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (29.33%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.00%) VMware ESX
5 11 (14.67%) vSphere
6 9 (12.00%) XenApp
6 9 (12.00%) XenDesktop
7 8 (10.67%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.33%) XenServer
9 3 (4.00%) NFS
10 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) Backup Exec
2 10 (13.33%) NetBackup
3 8 (10.67%) SCCM
3 8 (10.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 51 (68.00%) VMware
2 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 34 (45.33%) HP
3 34 (45.33%) EMC
4 31 (41.33%) NetApp
5 24 (32.00%) Citrix
5 24 (32.00%) Cisco
6 23 (30.67%) IBM
7 14 (18.67%) Fujitsu
7 14 (18.67%) Sun
8 11 (14.67%) StorageTek
8 11 (14.67%) Oracle
8 11 (14.67%) Symantec
9 10 (13.33%) Dell
10 8 (10.67%) Siemens
10 8 (10.67%) Mitel
11 2 (2.67%) Hitachi
11 2 (2.67%) Brocade
12 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.33%) WatchGuard