The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for NAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NAS over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 225 203
Rank change year-on-year +34 -22  
Permanent jobs citing NAS 31 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 1.92% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 13
Median salary £37,500 £31,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.04% +1.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £73,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  

NAS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 722 939 786
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.41% 15.07% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 582 723 661
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing NAS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NAS 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for NAS in the West Midlands

NAS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for NAS in the West Midlands

NAS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 8 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham +15 7 £45,000 -
Shropshire +10 7 £35,000 +11.11%
Staffordshire - 3 £28,000 -
Worcestershire - 3 £45,000 -
Solihull - 1 £55,000 -
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for NAS.

1 45 (97.83%) SAN
2 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 42 (91.30%) VMware
3 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
5 24 (52.17%) MS Exchange
5 24 (52.17%) Windows Server
6 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (41.30%) DNS
9 18 (39.13%) TCP/IP
10 17 (36.96%) Citrix
10 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (34.78%) Office 365
12 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (32.61%) Data Centre
12 15 (32.61%) HP
12 15 (32.61%) Cisco
12 15 (32.61%) IIS
13 14 (30.43%) Linux
13 14 (30.43%) Clustering
14 13 (28.26%) iSCSI
15 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
15 12 (26.09%) SolarWinds
15 12 (26.09%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (26.09%) Firewall
15 12 (26.09%) DDNS
16 11 (23.91%) MySQL
16 11 (23.91%) Apache

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 24 (52.17%) MS Exchange
2 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (32.61%) IIS
3 11 (23.91%) Apache
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.35%) SAS
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.78%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 45 (97.83%) SAN
2 19 (41.30%) DNS
3 18 (39.13%) TCP/IP
4 13 (28.26%) iSCSI
5 12 (26.09%) DDNS
5 12 (26.09%) Firewall
5 12 (26.09%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (19.57%) VLAN
7 8 (17.39%) Network Security
7 8 (17.39%) WLAN
8 7 (15.22%) DHCP
8 7 (15.22%) VPN
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (6.52%) LDAP
10 3 (6.52%) SNMP
10 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
11 2 (4.35%) LAN
11 2 (4.35%) VoIP
11 2 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) MySQL
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Ant
General
1 6 (13.04%) Back Office
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Administrator
3 7 (15.22%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Network Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Server Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Data Centre
2 14 (30.43%) Clustering
3 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.35%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.17%) CCTV
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (30.43%) Linux
6 5 (10.87%) Unix
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.35%) Solaris
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) High Availability
1 9 (19.57%) Project Management
2 8 (17.39%) Change Control
3 7 (15.22%) Benchmarking
3 7 (15.22%) Network Security Management
3 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
3 7 (15.22%) Security Management
4 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.04%) Network Management
4 6 (13.04%) Security Testing
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.52%) Line Management
6 3 (6.52%) Presales
7 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.35%) Information Security
7 2 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.39%) MCSE
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (15.22%) CCNA
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (13.04%) CCNP
5 5 (10.87%) Degree
5 5 (10.87%) MCITP
6 3 (6.52%) MCSA
7 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
2 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.04%) Firmware
4 6 (13.04%) vSphere
5 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.35%) vCloud
6 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.17%) NFS
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
1 5 (10.87%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.35%) vMotion
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.17%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (91.30%) VMware
2 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.96%) Citrix
4 15 (32.61%) Cisco
4 15 (32.61%) HP
5 12 (26.09%) SolarWinds
6 7 (15.22%) Juniper
6 7 (15.22%) ProCurve
7 6 (13.04%) NetApp
7 6 (13.04%) Palo Alto
7 6 (13.04%) Riverbed
8 4 (8.70%) EMC
8 4 (8.70%) Veeam
9 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
9 3 (6.52%) Oracle
10 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.35%) Brocade
10 2 (4.35%) Dell
10 2 (4.35%) IBM
11 1 (2.17%) Isilon