Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 900 727 951
Rank change year-on-year -173 +224 +106
Permanent jobs citing NFS 59 62 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.094% 0.099%
As % of the System Software category 0.31% 0.53% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 38 25 109
10th Percentile £36,305 £37,600 £41,250
25th Percentile £41,063 £45,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £63,313 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,375 " £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +14.29%

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 19,063 11,798 23,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.03% 17.93% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13,544 9,916 19,241
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £54,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.50% +9.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -20 16 £55,000 - 3
Midlands -73 14 £55,000 +78.14% 2
London -126 12 £80,000 +33.33% 5
South East -75 10 £58,500 - 5
West Midlands -83 10 £35,665 +15.51% 1
North of England -65 5 £34,750 -18.24%
South West -62 4 £40,000 +1.27%
East Midlands - 4 £55,000 - 1
North West - 4 £42,000 -
Yorkshire -55 2 - -
North East -26 1 £27,500 -35.29%
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 44 (74.58%) VMware
2 41 (69.49%) Linux
3 34 (57.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (55.93%) Azure
5 31 (52.54%) Ansible
5 31 (52.54%) Windows
6 27 (45.76%) Python
7 24 (40.68%) Puppet
8 23 (38.98%) DNS
9 22 (37.29%) AWS
10 21 (35.59%) PowerShell
11 20 (33.90%) Red Hat
11 20 (33.90%) Configuration Management
11 20 (33.90%) Windows Server
12 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
12 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
13 18 (30.51%) GCP
14 17 (28.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 16 (27.12%) SAN
15 16 (27.12%) Apache
15 16 (27.12%) iSCSI
15 16 (27.12%) Bash Shell
16 15 (25.42%) vSphere
16 15 (25.42%) Hyper-V
16 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
16 15 (25.42%) DevOps
17 14 (23.73%) CentOS
17 14 (23.73%) NetApp
18 13 (22.03%) Firewall
18 13 (22.03%) Finance

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 16 (27.12%) Apache
2 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
3 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (13.56%) Tomcat
5 7 (11.86%) IIS
6 5 (8.47%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (8.47%) OpenEdge
7 4 (6.78%) nginx
8 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
8 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.69%) Confluence
9 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Houdini
1 3 (5.08%) Maya
1 3 (5.08%) NUKE
1 3 (5.08%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (55.93%) Azure
2 22 (37.29%) AWS
3 18 (30.51%) GCP
4 10 (16.95%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (10.17%) PaaS
6 5 (8.47%) Amazon ECS
6 5 (8.47%) MinIO
6 5 (8.47%) SaaS
7 3 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.69%) Akamai
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.69%) Cloud Run
8 1 (1.69%) Cloudflare
8 1 (1.69%) Datadog
8 1 (1.69%) Kong
8 1 (1.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.98%) DNS
2 16 (27.12%) iSCSI
2 16 (27.12%) SAN
3 13 (22.03%) Firewall
4 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
5 7 (11.86%) DHCP
5 7 (11.86%) VPN
6 6 (10.17%) SMTP
7 4 (6.78%) HTTP
7 4 (6.78%) NAS
8 3 (5.08%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (5.08%) VSAN
9 2 (3.39%) DMZ
9 2 (3.39%) FTP
9 2 (3.39%) SSH
9 2 (3.39%) VLAN
10 1 (1.69%) Broadband
10 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.69%) SSL
10 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (15.25%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (8.47%) InfluxDB
3 5 (8.47%) ObjectStore
4 2 (3.39%) Big Data
4 2 (3.39%) MariaDB
4 2 (3.39%) Metadata
4 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) Apache Ignite
5 1 (1.69%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.69%) Cloud Spanner
5 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.69%) Redis
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.69%) GitLab
3 1 (1.69%) GoCD
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
3 7 (11.86%) Digital Economy
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (11.86%) Linux Specialist
4 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Administrator
6 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (8.47%) LAMP
2 5 (8.47%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (8.47%) Middleware
3 3 (5.08%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) LDAP
4 2 (3.39%) JSON
4 2 (3.39%) Kafka
4 2 (3.39%) Keycloak
4 2 (3.39%) POSIX
4 2 (3.39%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.39%) REST
5 1 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.69%) Flask
5 1 (1.69%) GraphQL
5 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (13.56%) Clustering
2 8 (13.56%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.78%) Replication
5 3 (5.08%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.39%) Legacy Systems
6 2 (3.39%) PKI
6 2 (3.39%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.69%) Social Media
7 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (69.49%) Linux
2 31 (52.54%) Windows
3 20 (33.90%) Windows Server
4 14 (23.73%) CentOS
5 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (15.25%) Unix
7 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
9 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (3.39%) Fedora
10 2 (3.39%) Solaris
10 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.69%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) Configuration Management
2 17 (28.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (25.42%) DevOps
4 11 (18.64%) ITIL
5 10 (16.95%) High Availability
5 10 (16.95%) Open Source
5 10 (16.95%) Process Improvement
5 10 (16.95%) Server Management
6 9 (15.25%) Change Management
6 9 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (15.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (13.56%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (13.56%) Decision-Making
7 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure as Code
7 8 (13.56%) Task Automation
8 7 (11.86%) Problem Management
8 7 (11.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 5 (8.47%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
9 5 (8.47%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) Python
2 21 (35.59%) PowerShell
3 16 (27.12%) Bash Shell
4 8 (13.56%) SQL
5 7 (11.86%) Perl
6 5 (8.47%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.08%) C
8 2 (3.39%) C#
8 2 (3.39%) Java
8 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.69%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) Degree
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.47%) MCSA
5 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) VCAP
6 3 (5.08%) MCP
7 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.39%) CCNA
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.39%) CISSP
7 2 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (3.39%) GIAC
7 2 (3.39%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (3.39%) MCSE
7 2 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.39%) SANS
7 2 (3.39%) SSCP
8 1 (1.69%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) GDPR
2 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) HL7
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 34 (57.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
3 15 (25.42%) Hyper-V
3 15 (25.42%) vSphere
4 10 (16.95%) Samba
4 10 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (11.86%) BitLocker
5 7 (11.86%) XenApp
5 7 (11.86%) XenDesktop
6 6 (10.17%) Docker
7 5 (8.47%) Ceph
7 5 (8.47%) iptables
7 5 (8.47%) Postfix
7 5 (8.47%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (5.08%) Terminal Services
8 3 (5.08%) Xen
9 2 (3.39%) LXC
9 2 (3.39%) SRDF
9 2 (3.39%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.69%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 31 (52.54%) Ansible
2 24 (40.68%) Puppet
3 12 (20.34%) Kubernetes
4 11 (18.64%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (15.25%) Grafana
5 9 (15.25%) HAProxy
5 9 (15.25%) Nagios
5 9 (15.25%) ZABBIX
6 8 (13.56%) Prometheus
6 8 (13.56%) Salt
7 7 (11.86%) Backup Exec
8 6 (10.17%) Terraform
9 5 (8.47%) Graylog
9 5 (8.47%) Icinga
9 5 (8.47%) SCCM
10 4 (6.78%) SCOM
10 4 (6.78%) vRealize
11 3 (5.08%) FortiGate
11 3 (5.08%) vCenter Server
12 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) VMware
2 20 (33.90%) Red Hat
3 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
4 14 (23.73%) NetApp
5 13 (22.03%) SolarWinds
6 12 (20.34%) Cisco
7 11 (18.64%) Dell
7 11 (18.64%) HP
8 10 (16.95%) EMC
9 8 (13.56%) Citrix
9 8 (13.56%) Sophos
9 8 (13.56%) Veeam
10 6 (10.17%) Splunk
11 5 (8.47%) Brocade
11 5 (8.47%) Clearswift
11 5 (8.47%) F5
11 5 (8.47%) Google
11 5 (8.47%) Oracle
11 5 (8.47%) Symantec
12 3 (5.08%) Hitachi