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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Rank 201 189 187
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs citing NAS 17 22 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 2.49% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 20
Average salary £38,500 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.59% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £31,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £60,500
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
921 885 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.45% 16.29% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 746 750 668
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 22 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 22 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
Coventry - 7 £38,500 -
Solihull - 5 £37,500 -
Birmingham -6 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Shropshire -7 1 £45,000 +36.36%
NAS
England

NAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 56 (84.85%) SAN
2 49 (74.24%) VMware
3 48 (72.73%) Windows
4 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
5 33 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (48.48%) HP
7 29 (43.94%) Cisco
8 28 (42.42%) Citrix
8 28 (42.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (40.91%) EMC
9 27 (40.91%) MCSE
9 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
10 25 (37.88%) Active Directory
10 25 (37.88%) NetApp
10 25 (37.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (34.85%) Hyper-V
12 22 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (31.82%) Firewall
13 21 (31.82%) Office 365
14 20 (30.30%) Fibre Channel
14 20 (30.30%) Lync
14 20 (30.30%) ITIL
15 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
15 18 (27.27%) Degree
16 17 (25.76%) iSCSI
16 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2003
16 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
16 17 (25.76%) VMware ESX
17 16 (24.24%) IBM

NAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 20 (30.30%) Lync
3 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
6 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (18.18%) Office Communications Server
8 11 (16.67%) IIS
9 4 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.82%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (84.85%) SAN
2 21 (31.82%) Firewall
3 20 (30.30%) Fibre Channel
4 17 (25.76%) iSCSI
4 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
5 15 (22.73%) DNS
6 14 (21.21%) Unified Communications
7 12 (18.18%) DHCP
8 9 (13.64%) NetScaler
8 9 (13.64%) IP Telephony
9 8 (12.12%) FTP
9 8 (12.12%) SMTP
9 8 (12.12%) SNMP
10 6 (9.09%) VLAN
10 6 (9.09%) Internet
11 5 (7.58%) VPN
11 5 (7.58%) LAN
11 5 (7.58%) WAN
11 5 (7.58%) FCoE
12 3 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 4 (6.06%) Back Office
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Automotive
2 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) Consultant
2 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
2 12 (18.18%) Exchange Consultant
3 11 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Senior Support Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) IT Support
5 9 (13.64%) Senior IT Support
5 9 (13.64%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Backup Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Team Leader
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Team Leader
8 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Administrator
10 3 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (4.55%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Software Packaging
2 3 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Clustering
2 11 (16.67%) CLARiiON
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 48 (72.73%) Windows
2 25 (37.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (13.64%) Linux
6 6 (9.09%) HPUX
6 6 (9.09%) Solaris
7 5 (7.58%) UNIX
7 5 (7.58%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (30.30%) ITIL
3 16 (24.24%) Project Management
4 12 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
4 12 (18.18%) Migration
5 9 (13.64%) Change Control
6 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (7.58%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.55%) Workflow
8 3 (4.55%) Data Management
9 2 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.03%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.52%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.52%) PLM
10 1 (1.52%) PDM
10 1 (1.52%) Security Management
10 1 (1.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (40.91%) MCSE
3 18 (27.27%) Degree
4 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (19.70%) CCNA
6 12 (18.18%) MCITP
6 12 (18.18%) MCTS
6 12 (18.18%) MCSA
7 9 (13.64%) NCDA
7 9 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (13.64%) CCA
7 9 (13.64%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (7.58%) MCP
9 4 (6.06%) CCNP
10 3 (4.55%) NCIE
11 2 (3.03%) SNIA Certification
11 2 (3.03%) SCSE
12 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.52%) EMC Certification
12 1 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (37.88%) Active Directory
3 23 (34.85%) Hyper-V
4 17 (25.76%) VMware ESX
5 15 (22.73%) vSphere
6 10 (15.15%) XenApp
6 10 (15.15%) XenDesktop
7 9 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (6.06%) XenServer
9 3 (4.55%) NFS
10 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) SCCM
1 12 (18.18%) SCOM
1 12 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 8 (12.12%) NetBackup
3 5 (7.58%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (74.24%) VMware
2 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 32 (48.48%) HP
4 29 (43.94%) Cisco
5 28 (42.42%) Citrix
6 27 (40.91%) EMC
7 25 (37.88%) NetApp
8 16 (24.24%) IBM
9 9 (13.64%) Mitel
9 9 (13.64%) Dell
9 9 (13.64%) Symantec
9 9 (13.64%) Siemens
10 7 (10.61%) Sun
10 7 (10.61%) Fujitsu
11 6 (9.09%) StorageTek
11 6 (9.09%) Oracle
12 2 (3.03%) Brocade
12 2 (3.03%) Hitachi
12 2 (3.03%) Juniper
13 1 (1.52%) ADIC