Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 771 607 654
Rank change year-on-year -164 +47 +54
Permanent jobs citing NAS 206 71 437
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.16% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.01% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 169 63 364
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,088 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,875 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -19.05% +23.53% -10.53%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £53,938
90th Percentile £65,000 £106,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -19.05% +23.53% -10.53%

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 14,079 7,026 20,623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.09% 15.63% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9,777 5,768 15,957
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £69,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
London -183 58 £60,000 -40.00% 7
South East -134 46 £38,000 -20.00% 4
North of England -98 40 £41,000 -18.00% 20
Midlands -86 38 £47,250 +18.13% 7
West Midlands -71 29 £50,000 +21.21% 6
North West -102 24 £41,250 -17.50% 11
East of England -85 15 £38,500 -27.01% 2
Yorkshire - 14 £41,000 - 8
East Midlands -74 9 £35,000 -6.67% 1
South West -84 9 £37,500 -29.58% 2
North East - 4 £34,000 - 1
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 155 (75.24%) SAN
2 139 (67.48%) VMware
3 134 (65.05%) Active Directory
4 130 (63.11%) Windows
5 124 (60.19%) Microsoft
6 117 (56.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 111 (53.88%) Windows Server
8 95 (46.12%) Firewall
9 94 (45.63%) Social Skills
10 92 (44.66%) Azure
11 81 (39.32%) PowerShell
12 78 (37.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 75 (36.41%) Hyper-V
14 66 (32.04%) DNS
15 64 (31.07%) Microsoft 365
16 60 (29.13%) Cisco
17 59 (28.64%) AWS
18 56 (27.18%) LAN
18 56 (27.18%) WAN
19 53 (25.73%) VLAN
20 52 (25.24%) Linux
21 50 (24.27%) SQL Server
22 49 (23.79%) DHCP
23 48 (23.30%) VPN
24 46 (22.33%) MS Exchange
25 40 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
25 40 (19.42%) Windows Server 2016
26 39 (18.93%) Project Management
27 37 (17.96%) Data Centre
27 37 (17.96%) Dell

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 46 (22.33%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.56%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.80%) IIS
4 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.94%) Apache
6 4 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.97%) JBoss
7 2 (0.97%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.49%) Maya
2 1 (0.49%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 92 (44.66%) Azure
2 64 (31.07%) Microsoft 365
3 59 (28.64%) AWS
4 15 (7.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (6.31%) PaaS
6 9 (4.37%) IaaS
7 7 (3.40%) SaaS
8 6 (2.91%) Google Workspace
9 4 (1.94%) GCP
10 3 (1.46%) Azure Stack
10 3 (1.46%) Cohesity
11 2 (0.97%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.97%) Boomi
11 2 (0.97%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.97%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.97%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.49%) GitHub
12 1 (0.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 155 (75.24%) SAN
2 95 (46.12%) Firewall
3 66 (32.04%) DNS
4 56 (27.18%) LAN
4 56 (27.18%) WAN
5 53 (25.73%) VLAN
6 49 (23.79%) DHCP
7 48 (23.30%) VPN
8 37 (17.96%) iSCSI
9 32 (15.53%) Fibre Channel
10 30 (14.56%) WLAN
11 23 (11.17%) TCP/IP
12 21 (10.19%) VoIP
13 14 (6.80%) Internet
14 13 (6.31%) Network Security
15 10 (4.85%) ADSL
15 10 (4.85%) MPLS
15 10 (4.85%) Wireless
16 9 (4.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 8 (3.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (24.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.85%) MySQL
3 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.46%) Metadata
5 2 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.97%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.46%) JIRA
4 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 94 (45.63%) Social Skills
2 26 (12.62%) Organisational Skills
3 9 (4.37%) Presentation Skills
4 8 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.88%) Automotive
4 8 (3.88%) Law
5 7 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.94%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.97%) Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Finance
8 2 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Local Government
8 2 (0.97%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.49%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.49%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (32.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (18.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 25 (12.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (11.65%) IT Engineer
4 24 (11.65%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.74%) IT Support
5 18 (8.74%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (7.28%) Administrator
7 14 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (6.31%) IT Support Engineer
8 13 (6.31%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (5.83%) Server Engineer
10 11 (5.34%) IT Manager
11 10 (4.85%) Consultant
11 10 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.85%) Technical Consultant
12 9 (4.37%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.91%) ARM Templates
2 4 (1.94%) LDAP
3 3 (1.46%) POSIX
4 2 (0.97%) .NET
4 2 (0.97%) Flash
4 2 (0.97%) REST
4 2 (0.97%) RESTful
4 2 (0.97%) YAML
5 1 (0.49%) Caffe
5 1 (0.49%) COM
5 1 (0.49%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.49%) JSON
5 1 (0.49%) OpenCV
5 1 (0.49%) PyTorch
5 1 (0.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.49%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.49%) Torch
5 1 (0.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.96%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.74%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.83%) Replication
4 10 (4.85%) HP Storage
5 9 (4.37%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.88%) Life Science
6 8 (3.88%) Renewable Energy
6 8 (3.88%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (3.40%) Clustering
7 7 (3.40%) EMC VNX
8 6 (2.91%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.91%) Thin Client
9 5 (2.43%) iPad
9 5 (2.43%) iPhone
10 4 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (1.46%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 130 (63.11%) Windows
2 111 (53.88%) Windows Server
3 52 (25.24%) Linux
4 40 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (19.42%) Windows Server 2016
5 31 (15.05%) Windows Server 2019
6 23 (11.17%) Unix
7 22 (10.68%) Windows 10
8 10 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.91%) Mac OS
10 6 (2.91%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.43%) Android
12 4 (1.94%) CentOS
12 4 (1.94%) Solaris
12 4 (1.94%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.46%) Debian
14 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (37.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (18.93%) Project Management
3 36 (17.48%) Mentoring
4 34 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (15.05%) ITIL
6 28 (13.59%) Migration
7 24 (11.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (11.17%) DevOps
9 18 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (8.25%) Computer Science
10 17 (8.25%) Presales
11 16 (7.77%) Infrastructure as Code
12 15 (7.28%) High Availability
13 14 (6.80%) Virtual Environments
14 12 (5.83%) Data Migration
14 12 (5.83%) Project Delivery
15 11 (5.34%) Data Analysis
15 11 (5.34%) Data Security
15 11 (5.34%) Infrastructure Automation
15 11 (5.34%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 81 (39.32%) PowerShell
2 31 (15.05%) SQL
3 23 (11.17%) Python
4 10 (4.85%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.46%) C++
6 2 (0.97%) C
6 2 (0.97%) Perl
6 2 (0.97%) Ruby
7 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.49%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (16.99%) Degree
2 33 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (13.59%) MCSA
4 27 (13.11%) MCSE
5 22 (10.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (6.80%) CCNA
8 13 (6.31%) MCP
9 12 (5.83%) CCNP
10 10 (4.85%) NCSIE
11 7 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (2.91%) Security Cleared
13 4 (1.94%) MCITP
14 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.46%) PMP
14 3 (1.46%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.97%) DBS Check
16 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
16 1 (0.49%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.77%) SLA
2 6 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.94%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.97%) PMO
5 1 (0.49%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 134 (65.05%) Active Directory
2 117 (56.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (36.41%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.14%) vSphere
5 23 (11.17%) Terminal Server
6 11 (5.34%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (4.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (3.88%) XenApp
9 7 (3.40%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.43%) NFS
12 4 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.46%) Docker
14 2 (0.97%) iptables
14 2 (0.97%) LXC
14 2 (0.97%) Postfix
14 2 (0.97%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.97%) SRDF
15 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 29 (14.08%) SCCM
2 22 (10.68%) Ansible
3 13 (6.31%) Puppet
4 11 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.34%) SCOM
5 8 (3.88%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.40%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.40%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.91%) WSUS
8 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.43%) ServiceCenter
8 5 (2.43%) Terraform
9 3 (1.46%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.46%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.46%) SCSM
9 3 (1.46%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.46%) vRealize
10 2 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 139 (67.48%) VMware
2 124 (60.19%) Microsoft
3 60 (29.13%) Cisco
4 37 (17.96%) Dell
5 34 (16.50%) NetApp
5 34 (16.50%) Veeam
6 33 (16.02%) EMC
7 30 (14.56%) Citrix
8 28 (13.59%) HP
9 18 (8.74%) Aruba
9 18 (8.74%) CommVault
10 13 (6.31%) Isilon
10 13 (6.31%) Red Hat
11 12 (5.83%) Zerto
12 11 (5.34%) F5
12 11 (5.34%) Meraki
12 11 (5.34%) Oracle
12 11 (5.34%) ServiceNow
12 11 (5.34%) Sophos
13 10 (4.85%) Nimble Storage