Period
to 21 January 2018

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 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 295 299
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4 -38
Permanent jobs citing NAS 37 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 1.19% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24 16 5
West Midlands median annual salary £34,371 £35,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.80% +25.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,688 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,213 £46,125 £47,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,415 1,684 1,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.60% 16.15% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,109 1,300 1,342
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,314 £23,025
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £55,900
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Shropshire +18 17 £38,314 +20.67%
Staffordshire +12 6 £27,500 - 1
Birmingham +12 6 £33,500 -20.24% 1
Worcestershire +6 3 £45,000 +65.14% 1
NAS
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 35 (94.59%) SAN
2 34 (91.89%) VMware
2 34 (91.89%) Windows
3 33 (89.19%) Active Directory
4 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
5 23 (62.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (56.76%) DNS
7 20 (54.05%) Clustering
8 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (45.95%) Hyper-V
10 15 (40.54%) Citrix
10 15 (40.54%) Windows Server
11 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
11 13 (35.14%) Change Management
11 13 (35.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (35.14%) Office 365
11 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (32.43%) SolarWinds
12 12 (32.43%) SCOM
12 12 (32.43%) Firewall
12 12 (32.43%) DDNS
12 12 (32.43%) IIS
12 12 (32.43%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (29.73%) Public Cloud
13 11 (29.73%) MySQL
13 11 (29.73%) Apache
13 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
13 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP

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 12 (32.43%) IIS
2 11 (29.73%) Apache
2 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.81%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (94.59%) SAN
2 21 (56.76%) DNS
3 12 (32.43%) DDNS
3 12 (32.43%) Firewall
3 12 (32.43%) Remote Desktop
4 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (24.32%) DHCP
5 9 (24.32%) iSCSI
6 8 (21.62%) VPN
7 6 (16.22%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (16.22%) VLAN
8 5 (13.51%) LAN
8 5 (13.51%) WAN
9 4 (10.81%) Skype
10 3 (8.11%) SSL
11 2 (5.41%) FCoE
12 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
12 1 (2.70%) MPLS
12 1 (2.70%) SNMP
12 1 (2.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) MySQL
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Server Support
2 7 (18.92%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Leader
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Support
4 5 (13.51%) IT Support
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
6 3 (8.11%) IT Technical Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Network Support
7 2 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) WAP
2 2 (5.41%) Flash
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (54.05%) Clustering
2 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
3 11 (29.73%) Public Cloud
4 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.51%) Driving Licence
6 2 (5.41%) Celerra
6 2 (5.41%) CLARiiON
6 2 (5.41%) CMDB
6 2 (5.41%) EMC VNX
6 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (5.41%) IBM XIV
6 2 (5.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (91.89%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (40.54%) Windows Server
4 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (18.92%) Linux
7 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
8 3 (8.11%) Unix
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Change Management
1 13 (35.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
4 6 (16.22%) Service Management
4 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
5 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
5 5 (13.51%) Case Management
5 5 (13.51%) Contract Management
5 5 (13.51%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (10.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (10.81%) Presales
7 3 (8.11%) Hardware Maintenance
7 3 (8.11%) Line Management
7 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (8.11%) Project Management
8 2 (5.41%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) C
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (24.32%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (24.32%) MCITP
2 9 (24.32%) MCSA
2 9 (24.32%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.41%) Postgraduate
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (89.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (62.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (45.95%) Hyper-V
4 8 (21.62%) UAG
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Server
6 3 (8.11%) vSphere
7 2 (5.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) SCOM
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 8 (21.62%) SCCM
2 8 (21.62%) WSUS
3 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) VMware
2 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
3 15 (40.54%) Citrix
4 12 (32.43%) SolarWinds
5 9 (24.32%) HP
6 7 (18.92%) EMC
6 7 (18.92%) Fortinet
6 7 (18.92%) Veeam
7 6 (16.22%) Brocade
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco
8 5 (13.51%) Dell
9 4 (10.81%) CommVault
9 4 (10.81%) F5
10 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
10 2 (5.41%) IBM
10 2 (5.41%) Isilon
10 2 (5.41%) Remedy
11 1 (2.70%) NetApp
11 1 (2.70%) Oracle