Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 915 637 929
Rank change year-on-year -278 +292 +89
Permanent jobs citing NFS 74 40 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.091% 0.095%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 42 19 85
10th Percentile £36,258 £37,700 £35,787
25th Percentile £45,000 £39,875 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - -8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £63,313 £73,125 £72,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

NFS is in the System Software 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 system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 20,096 8,229 22,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.36% 18.69% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13,782 7,107 18,552
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,575
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,628 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.96% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for NFS in England

NFS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for NFS in England

NFS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing NFS in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for NFS in England

NFS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
East of England - 30 £55,000 - 2
Midlands -103 17 £55,000 +78.14% 2
London -247 10 £83,750 +15.52% 9
East Midlands - 10 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands -107 7 £35,665 +15.51%
South East -167 7 £58,500 - 5
South West -80 5 £45,000 +13.92%
North of England -141 3 £28,750 -34.66%
North East -33 2 £28,750 -33.53%
North West -94 1 - -
Yorkshire -101 1 - -
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, IT jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 58 (78.38%) VMware
2 47 (63.51%) Linux
3 42 (56.76%) Windows
3 42 (56.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (45.95%) Python
5 31 (41.89%) PowerShell
6 29 (39.19%) Azure
6 29 (39.19%) Ansible
6 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
7 24 (32.43%) SAN
7 24 (32.43%) AWS
8 22 (29.73%) Hyper-V
8 22 (29.73%) Puppet
8 22 (29.73%) DNS
9 20 (27.03%) Red Hat
9 20 (27.03%) Security Cleared
10 19 (25.68%) SC Cleared
10 19 (25.68%) vSphere
10 19 (25.68%) Degree
10 19 (25.68%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 18 (24.32%) Apache
11 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
12 17 (22.97%) IIS
12 17 (22.97%) iSCSI
12 17 (22.97%) GCP
13 16 (21.62%) Task Automation
13 16 (21.62%) DV Cleared
14 15 (20.27%) Git (software)
14 15 (20.27%) Windows Server

NFS
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 18 (24.32%) Apache
2 17 (22.97%) IIS
3 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
3 9 (12.16%) Tomcat
4 8 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (9.46%) OpenEdge
6 6 (8.11%) OpenStack
7 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.35%) Confluence
8 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.35%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.35%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Primavera
1 1 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 29 (39.19%) Azure
2 24 (32.43%) AWS
3 17 (22.97%) GCP
4 10 (13.51%) SaaS
5 9 (12.16%) PaaS
6 6 (8.11%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (5.41%) IaaS
8 3 (4.05%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (4.05%) MinIO
9 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
10 1 (1.35%) Akamai
10 1 (1.35%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.35%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (1.35%) Cloudflare
10 1 (1.35%) Cohesity
10 1 (1.35%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.43%) SAN
2 22 (29.73%) DNS
3 17 (22.97%) iSCSI
4 14 (18.92%) HTTP
5 9 (12.16%) Firewall
6 8 (10.81%) SMTP
7 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.11%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (6.76%) DHCP
9 5 (6.76%) NAS
9 5 (6.76%) VPN
10 4 (5.41%) VSAN
11 3 (4.05%) SSH
12 2 (2.70%) Broadband
12 2 (2.70%) SNMP
12 2 (2.70%) SSL
13 1 (1.35%) DMZ
13 1 (1.35%) FTP
13 1 (1.35%) Internet
13 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (16.22%) MySQL
3 4 (5.41%) Metadata
4 3 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.05%) InfluxDB
4 3 (4.05%) ObjectStore
5 2 (2.70%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.35%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Spanner
6 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.35%) Redis
6 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.35%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) GitLab
2 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) GoCD
4 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.35%) JIRA
4 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Social Skills
3 4 (5.41%) Automotive
3 4 (5.41%) Digital Economy
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 13 (17.57%) SOC Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) SOC Specialist
3 12 (16.22%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Linux Specialist
5 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Storage Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Storage Specialist
10 2 (2.70%) C Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) C++ Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Senior C Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) LDAP
2 13 (17.57%) JSON
2 13 (17.57%) Regular Expression
3 8 (10.81%) LAMP
4 7 (9.46%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (6.76%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (6.76%) Middleware
6 4 (5.41%) POSIX
7 3 (4.05%) .NET
8 2 (2.70%) Flash
8 2 (2.70%) Kafka
8 2 (2.70%) Keycloak
9 1 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.35%) Flask
9 1 (1.35%) GraphQL
9 1 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.35%) REST
9 1 (1.35%) SAP Basis
9 1 (1.35%) SAP BC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Cyberthreat
2 13 (17.57%) Cyber Defence
3 11 (14.86%) Clustering
4 6 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.11%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (8.11%) Replication
5 4 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (5.41%) PKI
6 2 (2.70%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.70%) HACMP
6 2 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) Social Media
6 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (63.51%) Linux
2 42 (56.76%) Windows
3 15 (20.27%) Windows Server
4 12 (16.22%) Unix
5 11 (14.86%) CentOS
6 10 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.35%) AIX
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.35%) Fedora
9 1 (1.35%) HPUX
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
1 18 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (21.62%) Task Automation
3 14 (18.92%) Infrastructure as Code
4 13 (17.57%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (17.57%) High Availability
4 13 (17.57%) Information Management
4 13 (17.57%) Network Packet Capture
4 13 (17.57%) Security Operations
4 13 (17.57%) SIEM
4 13 (17.57%) Threat Detection
5 12 (16.22%) DevOps
5 12 (16.22%) Open Source
6 10 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (10.81%) ITIL
8 8 (10.81%) Migration
9 7 (9.46%) Change Management
9 7 (9.46%) Server Management
10 6 (8.11%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.95%) Python
2 31 (41.89%) PowerShell
3 14 (18.92%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.81%) Perl
5 6 (8.11%) C
6 5 (6.76%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.41%) Java
7 4 (5.41%) SQL
8 3 (4.05%) C++
9 2 (2.70%) C#
9 2 (2.70%) Go
10 1 (1.35%) AWK
10 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.35%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) sed
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.68%) Degree
2 19 (25.68%) SC Cleared
3 16 (21.62%) DV Cleared
4 9 (12.16%) MCSA
4 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.16%) VCAP
5 1 (1.35%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) NCSIE
5 1 (1.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) GDPR
2 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.35%) HL7
3 1 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (56.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
3 22 (29.73%) Hyper-V
4 19 (25.68%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (25.68%) vSphere
5 13 (17.57%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (12.16%) Samba
7 7 (9.46%) iptables
7 7 (9.46%) Postfix
8 5 (6.76%) Docker
9 4 (5.41%) BitLocker
9 4 (5.41%) Terminal Services
9 4 (5.41%) XenApp
9 4 (5.41%) XenDesktop
10 3 (4.05%) Ceph
11 2 (2.70%) Firmware
11 2 (2.70%) LXC
11 2 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (2.70%) Xen
12 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 29 (39.19%) Ansible
2 22 (29.73%) Puppet
3 12 (16.22%) Kubernetes
3 12 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (13.51%) Salt
5 9 (12.16%) HAProxy
6 7 (9.46%) SCOM
7 6 (8.11%) Grafana
8 5 (6.76%) Prometheus
8 5 (6.76%) SCCM
8 5 (6.76%) Terraform
8 5 (6.76%) vRealize
9 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
9 4 (5.41%) FortiGate
9 4 (5.41%) Nagios
9 4 (5.41%) ZABBIX
10 3 (4.05%) Graylog
10 3 (4.05%) Icinga
11 2 (2.70%) HP SIM
11 2 (2.70%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 58 (78.38%) VMware
2 20 (27.03%) Red Hat
3 14 (18.92%) Cisco
4 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.22%) NetApp
5 10 (13.51%) Dell
5 10 (13.51%) SolarWinds
6 9 (12.16%) EMC
6 9 (12.16%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) Clearswift
7 7 (9.46%) Symantec
8 6 (8.11%) Brocade
8 6 (8.11%) F5
8 6 (8.11%) Sophos
8 6 (8.11%) Veeam
9 5 (6.76%) Citrix
9 5 (6.76%) Oracle
9 5 (6.76%) Splunk
10 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.70%) Hitachi