Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 677 654 694
Rank change year-on-year -23 +40 -15
Permanent jobs citing NAS 211 187 423
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 1.62% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 157 159 364
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £25,725
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £57,500 £59,375 £56,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £73,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% -2.70%

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 11,311 11,529 21,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.65% 14.98% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 8,203 9,267 16,139
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,500 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +1.09%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 +14 76 £38,000 -20.00% 6
Midlands -17 44 £47,250 +11.18% 5
North of England -26 41 £42,500 -15.00% 9
London -41 37 £60,000 +20.00% 10
North West -12 33 £42,500 -15.00% 7
West Midlands -12 27 £47,250 +5.00% 3
East Midlands -43 17 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Yorkshire -31 10 £44,000 -20.00% 2
South West -72 8 £37,500 -25.00% 3
East of England -4 7 £45,000 -5.26% 3
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 176 (83.41%) SAN
2 145 (68.72%) Active Directory
3 132 (62.56%) VMware
4 119 (56.40%) Microsoft
5 115 (54.50%) Windows
6 113 (53.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 104 (49.29%) PowerShell
8 94 (44.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 88 (41.71%) Firewall
9 88 (41.71%) Social Skills
10 86 (40.76%) Windows Server
11 85 (40.28%) Azure
12 70 (33.18%) Cisco
13 65 (30.81%) Linux
14 64 (30.33%) Hyper-V
15 59 (27.96%) DNS
16 58 (27.49%) Dell
17 50 (23.70%) AWS
18 49 (23.22%) LAN
18 49 (23.22%) WAN
19 48 (22.75%) MS Exchange
20 46 (21.80%) Ansible
21 45 (21.33%) VPN
22 44 (20.85%) SQL Server
22 44 (20.85%) iSCSI
23 43 (20.38%) EMC
23 43 (20.38%) Data Centre
23 43 (20.38%) Fibre Channel
24 41 (19.43%) Microsoft 365
25 40 (18.96%) Project Management

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 48 (22.75%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.80%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.79%) IIS
4 7 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.37%) Apache
6 2 (0.95%) JBoss
6 2 (0.95%) nginx
7 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (11.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 85 (40.28%) Azure
2 50 (23.70%) AWS
3 41 (19.43%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (6.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (6.16%) PaaS
5 12 (5.69%) OpenShift
6 11 (5.21%) IaaS
7 5 (2.37%) SaaS
8 4 (1.90%) GCP
8 4 (1.90%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.95%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (0.95%) Boomi
9 2 (0.95%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 176 (83.41%) SAN
2 88 (41.71%) Firewall
3 59 (27.96%) DNS
4 49 (23.22%) LAN
4 49 (23.22%) WAN
5 45 (21.33%) VPN
6 44 (20.85%) iSCSI
7 43 (20.38%) Fibre Channel
8 39 (18.48%) VLAN
9 36 (17.06%) DHCP
10 34 (16.11%) WLAN
11 25 (11.85%) VoIP
12 22 (10.43%) TCP/IP
13 19 (9.00%) Wireless
14 18 (8.53%) BIG-IP
15 16 (7.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (5.21%) Internet
17 8 (3.79%) Network Security
17 8 (3.79%) Remote Desktop
18 7 (3.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.11%) MySQL
3 4 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.90%) Power BI
4 3 (1.42%) ObjectStore
5 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) JIRA
2 3 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 88 (41.71%) Social Skills
2 29 (13.74%) Organisational Skills
3 18 (8.53%) Telecoms
4 15 (7.11%) Automotive
5 7 (3.32%) Law
6 6 (2.84%) Documentation Skills
6 6 (2.84%) Legal
7 5 (2.37%) Banking
8 4 (1.90%) Finance
8 4 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.42%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.95%) Local Government
11 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 80 (37.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (16.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 31 (14.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (13.27%) Administrator
5 26 (12.32%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (6.64%) IT Support
7 13 (6.16%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.69%) Azure Engineer
8 12 (5.69%) IT Support Technician
8 12 (5.69%) IT Technician
8 12 (5.69%) Support Technician
9 11 (5.21%) Design Engineer
9 11 (5.21%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
9 11 (5.21%) IT Manager
9 11 (5.21%) Storage Engineer
10 10 (4.74%) Analyst
10 10 (4.74%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.74%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (4.27%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.58%) LDAP
2 4 (1.90%) Web Services
3 3 (1.42%) Flash
4 2 (0.95%) REST
4 2 (0.95%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.95%) YAML
5 1 (0.47%) COM
5 1 (0.47%) LAMP
5 1 (0.47%) OpenCV
5 1 (0.47%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.38%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.00%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.11%) Life Science
3 15 (7.11%) Renewable Energy
4 13 (6.16%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.74%) Clustering
6 9 (4.27%) Replication
7 7 (3.32%) HP Storage
7 7 (3.32%) iPad
7 7 (3.32%) iPhone
8 6 (2.84%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (2.37%) EMC VNX
9 5 (2.37%) Fat Client
9 5 (2.37%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.90%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.42%) Reinsurance
11 3 (1.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 115 (54.50%) Windows
2 86 (40.76%) Windows Server
3 65 (30.81%) Linux
4 33 (15.64%) Unix
5 31 (14.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (13.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.00%) Windows Server 2019
8 18 (8.53%) Windows 10
9 16 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.79%) Ubuntu
10 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (3.32%) Android
12 6 (2.84%) Solaris
13 5 (2.37%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.42%) CentOS
16 2 (0.95%) Debian
16 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (44.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (18.96%) Project Management
3 37 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (16.59%) Mentoring
5 32 (15.17%) ITIL
6 22 (10.43%) Computer Science
7 19 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (9.00%) Requirements Gathering
8 18 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (8.53%) Infrastructure Automation
9 17 (8.06%) DevOps
9 17 (8.06%) Migration
9 17 (8.06%) Virtual Environments
10 16 (7.58%) High Availability
11 15 (7.11%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.64%) Asset Management
12 14 (6.64%) Load Balancing
12 14 (6.64%) Network Virtualisation
13 13 (6.16%) Converged Infrastructure
13 13 (6.16%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 104 (49.29%) PowerShell
2 39 (18.48%) SQL
3 15 (7.11%) Python
4 13 (6.16%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.84%) Perl
6 4 (1.90%) Ruby
7 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (15.64%) Degree
2 22 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (9.48%) CCNP
4 20 (9.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (6.16%) MCITP
6 12 (5.69%) MCSA
6 12 (5.69%) MCSE
7 8 (3.79%) CCNA
8 7 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.90%) NCSIE
11 3 (1.42%) CISM
11 3 (1.42%) CISSP
11 3 (1.42%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.42%) MCP
12 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.47%) PhD
13 1 (0.47%) RHCA
13 1 (0.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.27%) SLA
3 4 (1.90%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.42%) GDPR
5 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.95%) PMO
6 1 (0.47%) NIST
System Software
1 145 (68.72%) Active Directory
2 113 (53.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (30.33%) Hyper-V
4 35 (16.59%) Terminal Server
5 21 (9.95%) vSphere
6 19 (9.00%) Virtual Servers
7 17 (8.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 17 (8.06%) XenApp
7 17 (8.06%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.90%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.95%) iptables
11 2 (0.95%) LXC
11 2 (0.95%) pfSense
11 2 (0.95%) Postfix
11 2 (0.95%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.95%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 46 (21.80%) Ansible
2 28 (13.27%) Puppet
3 25 (11.85%) SCCM
4 24 (11.37%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (7.58%) vRealize
6 14 (6.64%) HAProxy
7 13 (6.16%) Kubernetes
7 13 (6.16%) NetBackup
8 10 (4.74%) SCOM
9 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (3.32%) FortiGate
10 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (3.32%) ServiceCenter
11 6 (2.84%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (2.37%) Backup Exec
13 4 (1.90%) SCDPM
13 4 (1.90%) Terraform
13 4 (1.90%) WSUS
14 3 (1.42%) Jamf Pro
14 3 (1.42%) SCSM
Vendors
1 132 (62.56%) VMware
2 119 (56.40%) Microsoft
3 70 (33.18%) Cisco
4 58 (27.49%) Dell
5 43 (20.38%) EMC
6 31 (14.69%) F5
6 31 (14.69%) HP
7 29 (13.74%) Veeam
8 27 (12.80%) NetApp
8 27 (12.80%) Red Hat
9 24 (11.37%) Citrix
9 24 (11.37%) Oracle
10 23 (10.90%) Isilon
11 22 (10.43%) CommVault
12 17 (8.06%) Dell Compellent
13 16 (7.58%) DataCore
14 13 (6.16%) IBM
14 13 (6.16%) Infoblox
15 11 (5.21%) Proofpoint
16 8 (3.79%) Aruba