Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 537 635 597
Rank change year-on-year +98 -38 -15
Permanent jobs citing NAS 279 261 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.37% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 1.80% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 235 211 259
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.54% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £29,950
90th Percentile £53,750 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% -4.26% +4.44%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,584 14,465 16,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.63% 16.11% 16.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9,560 11,177 13,349
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the UK excluding London

NAS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NAS in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for NAS in the UK excluding London

NAS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NAS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram for NAS in the UK excluding London

NAS
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. 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 +61 105 £38,250 -10.00% 24
Midlands +42 60 £43,750 +9.38% 8
North of England +43 44 £37,500 - 31
West Midlands +28 33 £34,500 -13.75% 4
East Midlands +32 27 £47,500 +31.03% 4
North West +29 26 £35,500 +1.43% 17
South West +3 26 £37,500 -6.25% 10
East of England +48 17 £39,500 -1.25% 4
Yorkshire +7 16 £41,000 -1.80% 14
Northern Ireland +17 13 £32,000 +20.75% 2
Wales +1 8 £37,000 -12.94%
Scotland +23 7 £56,250 +2.27% 2
North East +19 2 £57,983 -1.31%
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for NAS.

1 246 (88.17%) SAN
2 207 (74.19%) Windows
3 165 (59.14%) VMware
4 160 (57.35%) Active Directory
5 143 (51.25%) Microsoft
6 130 (46.59%) Windows Server
7 118 (42.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 101 (36.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 99 (35.48%) Hyper-V
10 97 (34.77%) Cisco
11 91 (32.62%) DNS
11 91 (32.62%) Office 365
12 89 (31.90%) DHCP
13 77 (27.60%) TCP/IP
13 77 (27.60%) LAN
13 77 (27.60%) WAN
14 76 (27.24%) Azure
15 71 (25.45%) Firewall
16 70 (25.09%) SCCM
16 70 (25.09%) Data Centre
17 69 (24.73%) Citrix
18 67 (24.01%) SQL Server
19 66 (23.66%) MS Exchange
20 60 (21.51%) Linux
21 55 (19.71%) iSCSI
22 52 (18.64%) ITIL
23 50 (17.92%) SharePoint
24 48 (17.20%) SQL
24 48 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
24 48 (17.20%) HP

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 66 (23.66%) MS Exchange
2 50 (17.92%) SharePoint
3 36 (12.90%) Skype for Business
4 20 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (7.17%) IIS
5 18 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (3.94%) SAS
7 4 (1.43%) Apache
7 4 (1.43%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.43%) Jetty
7 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.08%) Confluence
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.72%) CMS
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.43%) Workfront
3 2 (0.72%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 91 (32.62%) Office 365
2 76 (27.24%) Azure
3 31 (11.11%) AWS
4 21 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.51%) G Suite
7 6 (2.15%) PaaS
8 5 (1.79%) IaaS
8 5 (1.79%) SaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.36%) AtomSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.36%) Boomi
9 1 (0.36%) GCP
9 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.36%) OpenDNS
9 1 (0.36%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.36%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 246 (88.17%) SAN
2 91 (32.62%) DNS
3 89 (31.90%) DHCP
4 77 (27.60%) LAN
4 77 (27.60%) TCP/IP
4 77 (27.60%) WAN
5 71 (25.45%) Firewall
6 55 (19.71%) iSCSI
7 45 (16.13%) VoIP
8 37 (13.26%) Wireless
9 35 (12.54%) VPN
10 32 (11.47%) FCoE
11 27 (9.68%) SMTP
11 27 (9.68%) VLAN
12 24 (8.60%) Fibre Channel
13 20 (7.17%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (6.81%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (6.09%) BGP
15 17 (6.09%) OSPF
16 16 (5.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (24.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.94%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.43%) MySQL
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.08%) Big Data
6 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.72%) TKPROF
8 1 (0.36%) DB2
8 1 (0.36%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) JIRA
2 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.08%) WinDbg
3 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (5.02%) Public Sector
2 13 (4.66%) Finance
3 11 (3.94%) Retail
4 9 (3.23%) Electronics
4 9 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.51%) Games
5 7 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.43%) Law
7 3 (1.08%) Legal
8 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (33.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (12.90%) Analyst
3 33 (11.83%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.96%) IT Engineer
5 23 (8.24%) IT Support
6 22 (7.89%) Storage Engineer
7 20 (7.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (6.81%) Network Engineer
8 19 (6.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (5.73%) IT Support Engineer
10 16 (5.73%) Support Analyst
11 15 (5.38%) Administrator
11 15 (5.38%) Junior
11 15 (5.38%) Unix Engineer
11 15 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (5.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 14 (5.02%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 14 (5.02%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.94%) Middleware
2 10 (3.58%) LDAP
3 6 (2.15%) Software Packaging
3 6 (2.15%) Web Services
4 5 (1.79%) .NET
4 5 (1.79%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.08%) LAMP
5 3 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.72%) JSON
6 2 (0.72%) XML
7 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.36%) COM
7 1 (0.36%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) JMS
7 1 (0.36%) REST
7 1 (0.36%) SOAP
7 1 (0.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 70 (25.09%) Data Centre
2 36 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 30 (10.75%) Clustering
4 22 (7.89%) Replication
5 17 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (5.02%) Fat Client
6 14 (5.02%) Thin Client
7 11 (3.94%) EMC VNX
8 10 (3.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.87%) Private Cloud
10 7 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.51%) Public Cloud
10 7 (2.51%) Wiki
11 6 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (1.79%) NHS
13 4 (1.43%) FMCG
14 3 (1.08%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 207 (74.19%) Windows
2 130 (46.59%) Windows Server
3 60 (21.51%) Linux
4 38 (13.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (12.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (10.39%) Unix
7 25 (8.96%) Windows 10
8 21 (7.53%) Ubuntu
9 17 (6.09%) Solaris
10 15 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (5.02%) Windows 7
12 8 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.51%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.79%) CentOS
15 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
16 3 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.72%) AIX
17 2 (0.72%) Android
17 2 (0.72%) Debian
17 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (36.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 52 (18.64%) ITIL
3 39 (13.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (10.04%) Storage Management
5 27 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 27 (9.68%) Load Balancing
6 25 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (7.89%) Change Control
7 22 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 21 (7.53%) Project Delivery
8 21 (7.53%) Virtual Environments
9 20 (7.17%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (7.17%) Change Management
9 20 (7.17%) Infrastructure Management
10 19 (6.81%) High Availability
11 18 (6.45%) BCP
12 17 (6.09%) CRM
12 17 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (6.09%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.73%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.20%) SQL
2 45 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.24%) Perl
4 19 (6.81%) Bash Shell
5 17 (6.09%) Python
6 7 (2.51%) Java
7 5 (1.79%) ABAP
7 5 (1.79%) C
8 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.43%) VBScript
9 3 (1.08%) Ruby
9 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) Groovy
10 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (10.04%) MCSE
4 22 (7.89%) MCSA
5 21 (7.53%) CCNP
6 13 (4.66%) CCNA
7 11 (3.94%) Degree
8 9 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.87%) MCP
10 6 (2.15%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.79%) Avaya Certification
12 4 (1.43%) MCITP
12 4 (1.43%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.08%) CCSP
13 3 (1.08%) CCVP
13 3 (1.08%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.96%) SLA
2 7 (2.51%) GDPR
3 5 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.72%) PMO
5 2 (0.72%) QA
6 1 (0.36%) GxP
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 160 (57.35%) Active Directory
2 118 (42.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (35.48%) Hyper-V
4 32 (11.47%) vSphere
5 29 (10.39%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (6.81%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (6.09%) NFS
7 17 (6.09%) XenApp
8 13 (4.66%) Terminal Services
9 12 (4.30%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (3.23%) ISA Server
11 6 (2.15%) Docker
11 6 (2.15%) Firmware
12 4 (1.43%) KVM
12 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.08%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.72%) Oracle Clusterware
14 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.72%) Samba
14 2 (0.72%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 70 (25.09%) SCCM
2 27 (9.68%) WSUS
3 23 (8.24%) Backup Exec
4 16 (5.73%) NetBackup
4 16 (5.73%) Puppet
4 16 (5.73%) SCOM
4 16 (5.73%) vCenter Server
5 13 (4.66%) EMC NetWorker
6 12 (4.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (3.23%) Avamar
7 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (1.79%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (1.79%) SnapMirror
9 5 (1.79%) SnapVault
10 4 (1.43%) Data Guard
10 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (1.08%) Grafana
Vendors
1 165 (59.14%) VMware
2 143 (51.25%) Microsoft
3 97 (34.77%) Cisco
4 69 (24.73%) Citrix
5 48 (17.20%) HP
6 47 (16.85%) NetApp
7 38 (13.62%) Veeam
8 37 (13.26%) EMC
9 32 (11.47%) Dell
10 26 (9.32%) SolarWinds
11 24 (8.60%) Oracle
12 20 (7.17%) CheckPoint
13 14 (5.02%) Symantec
14 12 (4.30%) Forcepoint
15 11 (3.94%) Apple
15 11 (3.94%) Brocade
15 11 (3.94%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.94%) ServiceNow
16 10 (3.58%) Dell Compellent
17 9 (3.23%) SonicWALL