Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 480 537 628
Rank change year-on-year +57 +91 -59
Permanent jobs citing NAS 101 329 296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.29% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 2.26% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 93 287 254
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% -2.47% -2.41%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £58,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +5.56%

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 5,829 14,544 15,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.61% 17.72% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,473 10,514 11,828
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing NAS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing NAS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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 +130 26 £43,750 +2.94% 7
North of England +99 20 £60,000 +60.00% 4
North West +109 19 £60,000 +60.00% 3
South West +96 17 £42,500 +3.66% 2
Midlands +46 14 £42,500 - 2
East Midlands +47 13 £42,500 +13.33%
Scotland +93 9 £55,000 +32.53%
East of England +102 8 £52,500 +36.36% 1
Northern Ireland - 8 £30,000 -
Yorkshire +111 1 £55,000 +57.14% 1
West Midlands +64 1 £30,875 -27.35% 2
NAS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 86 (85.15%) SAN
2 59 (58.42%) Active Directory
2 59 (58.42%) Windows
3 54 (53.47%) Microsoft
4 52 (51.49%) Firewall
5 47 (46.53%) VMware
6 40 (39.60%) WAN
7 38 (37.62%) Windows Server
8 37 (36.63%) Data Centre
8 37 (36.63%) Cisco
9 36 (35.64%) DNS
9 36 (35.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (34.65%) DHCP
11 34 (33.66%) LAN
11 34 (33.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 33 (32.67%) Hyper-V
13 31 (30.69%) TCP/IP
14 29 (28.71%) Linux
15 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (21.78%) iSCSI
17 21 (20.79%) Veeam
17 21 (20.79%) Wireless
17 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
18 20 (19.80%) CheckPoint
18 20 (19.80%) VLAN
19 18 (17.82%) Degree
19 18 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
20 17 (16.83%) VPN
20 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2016
21 16 (15.84%) VoIP

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 4 (3.96%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.99%) Apache
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.85%) Office 365
2 14 (13.86%) Azure
3 11 (10.89%) AWS
4 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (85.15%) SAN
2 52 (51.49%) Firewall
3 40 (39.60%) WAN
4 36 (35.64%) DNS
5 35 (34.65%) DHCP
6 34 (33.66%) LAN
7 31 (30.69%) TCP/IP
8 22 (21.78%) iSCSI
9 21 (20.79%) Wireless
10 20 (19.80%) VLAN
11 18 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (16.83%) VPN
13 16 (15.84%) VoIP
14 15 (14.85%) BGP
14 15 (14.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (14.85%) OSPF
15 11 (10.89%) Cisco Wireless
15 11 (10.89%) EIGRP
15 11 (10.89%) MPLS
16 9 (8.91%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) MySQL
3 2 (1.98%) Big Data
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (0.99%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (8.91%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Electronics
2 4 (3.96%) Law
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Military
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (30.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (25.74%) Network Engineer
3 11 (10.89%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Junior
5 8 (7.92%) Junior Unix Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Unix Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Consultant
6 7 (6.93%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) COM
1 2 (1.98%) LDAP
2 1 (0.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) ADSI
2 1 (0.99%) Caffe
2 1 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.99%) LAMP
2 1 (0.99%) NumPy
2 1 (0.99%) PyTorch
2 1 (0.99%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 37 (36.63%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.93%) PKI
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Replication
4 2 (1.98%) Handset
4 2 (1.98%) Life Science
4 2 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.99%) Eurex
5 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.99%) FMCG
5 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) iPhone
5 1 (0.99%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (58.42%) Windows
2 38 (37.62%) Windows Server
3 29 (28.71%) Linux
4 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.91%) Ubuntu
7 9 (8.91%) Windows 7
8 8 (7.92%) Solaris
8 8 (7.92%) Unix
9 7 (6.93%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.98%) Debian
11 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.99%) Android
12 1 (0.99%) CentOS
12 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.99%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (14.85%) Computer Science
3 14 (13.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (13.86%) Mentoring
4 11 (10.89%) Virtual Environments
4 11 (10.89%) WAN Optimisation
5 10 (9.90%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (8.91%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.92%) Data Protection
8 7 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.93%) Decision-Making
8 7 (6.93%) Security Patching
8 7 (6.93%) Systems Engineering
9 6 (5.94%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Automation
10 5 (4.95%) Load Balancing
10 5 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (3.96%) Change Control
11 4 (3.96%) High Availability
11 4 (3.96%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.85%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.88%) Python
3 10 (9.90%) SQL
4 9 (8.91%) Bash Shell
4 9 (8.91%) Perl
5 2 (1.98%) C
6 1 (0.99%) C#
6 1 (0.99%) C++
6 1 (0.99%) PHP
6 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (17.82%) Degree
2 9 (8.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.93%) MCSE
3 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.95%) CCNP
5 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.97%) HND
7 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.99%) CCNA
8 1 (0.99%) CISM
8 1 (0.99%) CISSP
8 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.99%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) GDPR
2 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.98%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.98%) SLA
4 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 59 (58.42%) Active Directory
2 36 (35.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (32.67%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.90%) NFS
5 9 (8.91%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (7.92%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (6.93%) vSphere
8 6 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.96%) Firmware
10 3 (2.97%) Docker
10 3 (2.97%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.97%) XenApp
11 2 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.99%) KVM
12 1 (0.99%) pfSense
12 1 (0.99%) Samba
12 1 (0.99%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (15.84%) SCCM
2 12 (11.88%) WSUS
3 8 (7.92%) Puppet
4 7 (6.93%) SCOM
4 7 (6.93%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.96%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.98%) Ansible
6 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.99%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.99%) Proxmox
7 1 (0.99%) Rancher
7 1 (0.99%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 54 (53.47%) Microsoft
2 47 (46.53%) VMware
3 37 (36.63%) Cisco
4 21 (20.79%) Veeam
5 20 (19.80%) CheckPoint
6 14 (13.86%) Citrix
6 14 (13.86%) Fortinet
6 14 (13.86%) Palo Alto
7 11 (10.89%) F5
8 8 (7.92%) NetApp
9 7 (6.93%) 3PAR
9 7 (6.93%) HP
10 4 (3.96%) Oracle
10 4 (3.96%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.97%) Google
11 3 (2.97%) Juniper
11 3 (2.97%) Meraki
11 3 (2.97%) Nimble Storage
11 3 (2.97%) Sage
11 3 (2.97%) Synology