Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 806 806 946
Rank change year-on-year 0 +140 +74
Permanent jobs citing NFS 44 79 149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 0.51% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 27 52 115
10th Percentile £35,634 £41,250 £36,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +33.33%
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,563 £70,000
90th Percentile £82,000 £73,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +27.78%

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 15,250 15,350 22,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.00% 17.45% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 12,097 12,734 18,574
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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
Midlands -11 17 £37,500 +19.05% 2
West Midlands -15 15 £37,500 +19.05% 2
London +35 12 £70,000 +21.74% 2
South East +28 8 £52,500 -8.70% 3
North of England -9 4 £34,750 -30.50% 2
South West -21 4 £40,000 -27.27%
North West +17 3 £42,000 -16.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
North East -1 1 £27,500 -35.29%
Yorkshire -22 1 - - 1
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 35 (79.55%) VMware
2 33 (75.00%) Windows
3 32 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (68.18%) Azure
5 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
5 25 (56.82%) Windows Server
6 24 (54.55%) Linux
7 23 (52.27%) Firewall
8 20 (45.45%) PowerShell
9 19 (43.18%) Hyper-V
9 19 (43.18%) Ansible
10 18 (40.91%) Microsoft 365
11 17 (38.64%) iSCSI
11 17 (38.64%) Social Skills
12 15 (34.09%) Server Management
12 15 (34.09%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (34.09%) Process Improvement
12 15 (34.09%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (34.09%) MS Exchange
12 15 (34.09%) VPN
12 15 (34.09%) DNS
13 14 (31.82%) Python
13 14 (31.82%) Citrix
13 14 (31.82%) Sophos
13 14 (31.82%) Change Management
13 14 (31.82%) Veeam
14 13 (29.55%) XenApp
14 13 (29.55%) XenDesktop
14 13 (29.55%) Bash Shell

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 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 15 (34.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.91%) Apache
3 5 (11.36%) nginx
3 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.09%) IIS
5 3 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (4.55%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Houdini
1 3 (6.82%) Maya
1 3 (6.82%) NUKE
1 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 30 (68.18%) Azure
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (22.73%) AWS
4 8 (18.18%) GCP
5 4 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (6.82%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (6.82%) MinIO
7 2 (4.55%) Cloud Run
7 2 (4.55%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.27%) Akamai
8 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.27%) Cloudflare
8 1 (2.27%) Datadog
8 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (52.27%) Firewall
2 17 (38.64%) iSCSI
3 15 (34.09%) DNS
3 15 (34.09%) VPN
4 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
5 9 (20.45%) DHCP
5 9 (20.45%) SAN
6 3 (6.82%) FTP
6 3 (6.82%) HTTP
6 3 (6.82%) HTTPS
6 3 (6.82%) SSH
6 3 (6.82%) VLAN
7 2 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (4.55%) VSAN
8 1 (2.27%) NAS
8 1 (2.27%) Network Security
8 1 (2.27%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (2.27%) SSL
8 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.82%) Big Data
2 3 (6.82%) InfluxDB
2 3 (6.82%) ObjectStore
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) Redis
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Ignite
4 1 (2.27%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.27%) Cloud Spanner
4 1 (2.27%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) GitLab
3 1 (2.27%) GoCD
3 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (38.64%) Social Skills
2 13 (29.55%) Digital Economy
3 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Games
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Military
5 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Support
2 11 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Support Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (6.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.82%) LAMP
3 2 (4.55%) Kafka
3 2 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.27%) libvirt
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (13.64%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (9.09%) Clustering
3 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Social Media
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (75.00%) Windows
2 25 (56.82%) Windows Server
3 24 (54.55%) Linux
4 10 (22.73%) CentOS
5 9 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (13.64%) Ubuntu
7 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (9.09%) Fedora
8 4 (9.09%) Unix
9 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
10 2 (4.55%) Solaris
10 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (2.27%) Debian
11 1 (2.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Problem-Solving
1 15 (34.09%) Process Improvement
1 15 (34.09%) Server Management
2 14 (31.82%) Change Management
3 13 (29.55%) Problem Management
4 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (22.73%) DevOps
6 9 (20.45%) Configuration Management
7 8 (18.18%) Line Management
8 6 (13.64%) Decision-Making
8 6 (13.64%) ITIL
8 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
8 6 (13.64%) Open Source
8 6 (13.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.36%) Commercial Awareness
9 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (11.36%) High Availability
9 5 (11.36%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (11.36%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 14 (31.82%) Python
3 13 (29.55%) Bash Shell
4 10 (22.73%) SQL
5 3 (6.82%) C
5 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.55%) Go
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) AWK
7 1 (2.27%) C#
7 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (9.09%) MCP
5 2 (4.55%) CCNA
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.55%) CISSP
5 2 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) GIAC
5 2 (4.55%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (4.55%) MCSE
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (4.55%) SANS
5 2 (4.55%) SSCP
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) GDPR
2 4 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) HL7
System Software
1 32 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (43.18%) Hyper-V
3 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
3 13 (29.55%) BitLocker
3 13 (29.55%) XenApp
3 13 (29.55%) XenDesktop
4 6 (13.64%) Docker
4 6 (13.64%) Samba
4 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (9.09%) Ceph
6 3 (6.82%) vSphere
6 3 (6.82%) Xen
7 2 (4.55%) Postfix
7 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (4.55%) VirtualBox
8 1 (2.27%) GridGain
8 1 (2.27%) KVM
8 1 (2.27%) LXC
8 1 (2.27%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 19 (43.18%) Ansible
2 13 (29.55%) Backup Exec
3 11 (25.00%) Puppet
4 8 (18.18%) Kubernetes
5 7 (15.91%) Nagios
6 6 (13.64%) Grafana
6 6 (13.64%) Prometheus
6 6 (13.64%) SCCM
6 6 (13.64%) Terraform
6 6 (13.64%) ZABBIX
7 4 (9.09%) HAProxy
7 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (9.09%) SCVMM
7 4 (9.09%) vCenter Server
8 3 (6.82%) Graylog
8 3 (6.82%) Icinga
9 2 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (4.55%) Istio
9 2 (4.55%) Knative
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) VMware
2 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (31.82%) Citrix
3 14 (31.82%) Sophos
3 14 (31.82%) Veeam
4 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
5 9 (20.45%) NetApp
6 7 (15.91%) Dell
7 6 (13.64%) Cisco
7 6 (13.64%) EMC
7 6 (13.64%) Google
7 6 (13.64%) HP
7 6 (13.64%) SolarWinds
8 4 (9.09%) F5
8 4 (9.09%) ServiceNow
8 4 (9.09%) Splunk
9 3 (6.82%) Brocade
9 3 (6.82%) IBM
9 3 (6.82%) Oracle
10 2 (4.55%) Hitachi