Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for NAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NAS over the 6 months to 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England > North West
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 203 322 343
Rank change year-on-year +119 +21 +25
Permanent jobs citing NAS 21 28 28
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 1.45% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 25
Median annual salary £60,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £41,500 £26,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £46,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

NAS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 771 1,935 1,798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.06% 18.25% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 609 1,169 1,437
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the North West

NAS
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NAS in the North West.

Salary trend for NAS in the North West

NAS
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing NAS in the North West over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Salary histogram for NAS in the North West

NAS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the North West region over the 6 months to 3 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +113 14 £60,000 +17.07% 2
Merseyside +25 4 £50,000 +23.46%
Cheshire +36 3 £37,500 +17.19%
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, IT jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for NAS.

1 21 (100.00%) SAN
2 16 (76.19%) Data Centre
3 15 (71.43%) Cisco
4 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
4 13 (61.90%) Firewall
4 13 (61.90%) Fortinet
5 12 (57.14%) LAN
6 11 (52.38%) WAN
6 11 (52.38%) Wireless
6 11 (52.38%) MPLS
6 11 (52.38%) OSPF
6 11 (52.38%) BGP
6 11 (52.38%) EIGRP
6 11 (52.38%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (52.38%) F5
6 11 (52.38%) WAN Optimisation
6 11 (52.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (52.38%) Palo Alto
6 11 (52.38%) Cisco Wireless
7 10 (47.62%) Windows
8 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
8 8 (38.10%) VMware
9 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 5 (23.81%) Virtual Environments
11 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (19.05%) VoIP

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Azure
2 2 (9.52%) AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) SAN
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) BGP
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Wireless
4 11 (52.38%) EIGRP
4 11 (52.38%) MPLS
4 11 (52.38%) OSPF
4 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) Wireless
5 4 (19.05%) VoIP
6 3 (14.29%) DHCP
6 3 (14.29%) DNS
6 3 (14.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
1 11 (52.38%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Life Science
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) WAN Optimisation
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNP
1 2 (9.52%) CCSP
1 2 (9.52%) CCVP
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
2 13 (61.90%) Fortinet
3 11 (52.38%) F5
3 11 (52.38%) Palo Alto
4 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Veeam
7 2 (9.52%) NetApp
7 2 (9.52%) Sonus
8 1 (4.76%) Verint