Period
to 2 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK > England
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 618 665 712
Rank change year-on-year +47 +47 -30
Permanent jobs citing NAS 164 339 394
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 2.00% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 150 312 343
Median annual salary £44,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.32% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,950 £27,525 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,064 16,925 21,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.40% 15.12% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7,076 13,698 16,901
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in England

NAS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NAS in England.

Salary trend for NAS in England

NAS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing NAS in England over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for NAS in England

NAS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the England region over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. 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
South East +90 53 £55,000 +29.41% 13
North of England +65 40 £35,000 -16.67% 10
Midlands +44 33 £40,000 -11.11% 6
London +67 30 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North West +63 30 £50,000 +5.26% 6
West Midlands +44 17 £42,500 +21.43% 2
East Midlands +21 16 £32,500 -31.58% 4
Yorkshire +41 10 £28,000 -33.33% 3
South West +6 4 £22,500 -47.06% 1
East of England +68 3 £45,000 +2.86% 3
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for NAS.

1 128 (78.05%) SAN
2 103 (62.80%) Active Directory
3 100 (60.98%) VMware
4 82 (50.00%) Windows
5 80 (48.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 78 (47.56%) Azure
7 73 (44.51%) Firewall
8 59 (35.98%) Microsoft
9 57 (34.76%) Cisco
10 56 (34.15%) Windows Server
11 53 (32.32%) DNS
11 53 (32.32%) Hyper-V
12 52 (31.71%) Linux
13 51 (31.10%) Microsoft 365
14 50 (30.49%) PowerShell
15 45 (27.44%) DHCP
16 43 (26.22%) Data Centre
17 41 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (21.95%) ITIL
18 36 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 33 (20.12%) SharePoint
20 31 (18.90%) LAN
20 31 (18.90%) SQL Server
20 31 (18.90%) WAN
21 30 (18.29%) VPN
21 30 (18.29%) SQL
21 30 (18.29%) Red Hat
21 30 (18.29%) AWS
22 29 (17.68%) Dell
23 28 (17.07%) EMC

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 33 (20.12%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.93%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.05%) IIS
4 3 (1.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.49%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 78 (47.56%) Azure
2 51 (31.10%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (18.29%) AWS
4 15 (9.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (8.54%) OpenShift
6 7 (4.27%) IaaS
7 5 (3.05%) Power Platform
8 4 (2.44%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.83%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.22%) PaaS
10 2 (1.22%) Power Automate
10 2 (1.22%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 128 (78.05%) SAN
2 73 (44.51%) Firewall
3 53 (32.32%) DNS
4 45 (27.44%) DHCP
5 31 (18.90%) LAN
5 31 (18.90%) WAN
6 30 (18.29%) VPN
7 22 (13.41%) VoIP
7 22 (13.41%) Wireless
8 21 (12.80%) TCP/IP
9 16 (9.76%) VLAN
10 13 (7.93%) iSCSI
11 12 (7.32%) WLAN
12 10 (6.10%) SSL
13 9 (5.49%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (4.27%) 2G
15 7 (4.27%) 4G
15 7 (4.27%) ADSL
16 6 (3.66%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.71%) MySQL
3 9 (5.49%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.83%) ObjectStore
4 3 (1.83%) Power BI
5 1 (0.61%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) JIRA
2 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 21 (12.80%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.37%) Automotive
3 6 (3.66%) Banking
3 6 (3.66%) Legal
4 4 (2.44%) Electronics
4 4 (2.44%) Law
5 2 (1.22%) Finance
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (23.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (14.63%) Administrator
3 23 (14.02%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (12.20%) IT Engineer
5 18 (10.98%) Analyst
6 15 (9.15%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (7.93%) Storage Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) IT Support
9 11 (6.71%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (6.10%) Architect
10 10 (6.10%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (5.49%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 9 (5.49%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (5.49%) Design Engineer
11 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
11 9 (5.49%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.98%) LDAP
2 8 (4.88%) OpenCV
2 8 (4.88%) TensorFlow
3 6 (3.66%) Caffe
3 6 (3.66%) PyTorch
3 6 (3.66%) Torch
4 4 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.22%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.80%) Management Information System
3 17 (10.37%) Life Science
3 17 (10.37%) Renewable Energy
4 10 (6.10%) Fat Client
4 10 (6.10%) Thin Client
5 8 (4.88%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.88%) Replication
6 7 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (3.66%) Clustering
8 5 (3.05%) Internet of Things
8 5 (3.05%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.44%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.83%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.83%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.83%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.61%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.61%) Digital TV
11 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 82 (50.00%) Windows
2 56 (34.15%) Windows Server
3 52 (31.71%) Linux
4 21 (12.80%) Unix
5 18 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (6.71%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.27%) CentOS
9 7 (4.27%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (2.44%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.83%) VMS
11 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.22%) FreeNAS
13 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 36 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (21.95%) ITIL
3 25 (15.24%) Computer Science
4 22 (13.41%) Project Management
5 20 (12.20%) Virtual Environments
6 19 (11.59%) High Availability
7 17 (10.37%) Configuration Management
8 16 (9.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 16 (9.76%) Load Balancing
9 15 (9.15%) Requirements Gathering
10 14 (8.54%) Converged Infrastructure
10 14 (8.54%) eTOM
10 14 (8.54%) Network Virtualisation
11 11 (6.71%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (6.10%) Server Management
12 10 (6.10%) Service Management
13 9 (5.49%) Change Control
13 9 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (5.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (30.49%) PowerShell
2 30 (18.29%) SQL
3 14 (8.54%) Python
4 11 (6.71%) C
5 8 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.88%) C++
6 7 (4.27%) Perl
7 3 (1.83%) AWK
7 3 (1.83%) sed
8 2 (1.22%) Tcl
9 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (15.85%) Cisco Certification
1 26 (15.85%) Degree
2 21 (12.80%) CCNP
3 20 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (9.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (7.32%) CCNA
5 12 (7.32%) MCSE
6 11 (6.71%) MCSA
7 8 (4.88%) Master's Degree
7 8 (4.88%) MCITP
7 8 (4.88%) PhD
8 5 (3.05%) CISM
8 5 (3.05%) CISSP
8 5 (3.05%) DBS Check
9 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.83%) RHCE
10 3 (1.83%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) SLA
2 7 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.44%) GDPR
4 3 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.83%) NIST
5 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 103 (62.80%) Active Directory
2 80 (48.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (32.32%) Hyper-V
4 24 (14.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 24 (14.63%) Virtual Servers
5 18 (10.98%) XenApp
5 18 (10.98%) XenDesktop
6 9 (5.49%) Terminal Server
7 5 (3.05%) KVM
7 5 (3.05%) Samba
7 5 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.44%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.44%) vSphere
9 3 (1.83%) Firmware
9 3 (1.83%) Postfix
9 3 (1.83%) qmail
9 3 (1.83%) Sendmail
9 3 (1.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (16.46%) Ansible
2 23 (14.02%) SCCM
3 17 (10.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (8.54%) HAProxy
4 14 (8.54%) Kubernetes
4 14 (8.54%) vRealize
5 13 (7.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 13 (7.93%) NetBackup
6 12 (7.32%) Puppet
7 11 (6.71%) WSUS
8 10 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (6.10%) SCOM
9 9 (5.49%) Backup Exec
10 8 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (2.44%) SCDPM
12 3 (1.83%) SELinux
13 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
14 1 (0.61%) yum
Vendors
1 100 (60.98%) VMware
2 59 (35.98%) Microsoft
3 57 (34.76%) Cisco
4 30 (18.29%) Red Hat
5 29 (17.68%) Dell
6 28 (17.07%) EMC
7 24 (14.63%) Veeam
8 23 (14.02%) Citrix
8 23 (14.02%) F5
9 18 (10.98%) Oracle
10 14 (8.54%) IBM
10 14 (8.54%) Infoblox
10 14 (8.54%) NetApp
11 13 (7.93%) CheckPoint
11 13 (7.93%) HP
12 10 (6.10%) SonicWALL
13 9 (5.49%) Ivanti
13 9 (5.49%) Remedy
13 9 (5.49%) ServiceNow
14 7 (4.27%) Verint