Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 732 779 826
Rank change year-on-year +47 +47 -8
Permanent jobs citing NFS 86 101 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.11% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.76% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 67 71 95
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - -9.57%
10th Percentile £32,000 £23,000 £26,875
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -18.18%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,651 13,287 12,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.74% 14.97% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10,363 10,632 10,706
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the UK excluding London

NFS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for NFS in the UK excluding London

NFS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NFS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for NFS in the UK excluding London

NFS
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 NFS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 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 +39 40 £57,500 +15.00% 5
North of England +60 14 £50,000 - 4
Northern Ireland - 14 £32,000 - 1
North West +51 13 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands +44 8 £38,632 -9.10% 2
Midlands +25 8 £38,632 +0.34% 2
South West +10 5 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Scotland 0 3 £25,000 -19.35%
East of England +54 2 £57,500 -20.14% 1
Yorkshire +41 1 £32,500 -23.53% 1
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for NFS.

1 65 (75.58%) Linux
2 57 (66.28%) DNS
3 49 (56.98%) Python
4 45 (52.33%) Bash Shell
5 42 (48.84%) DHCP
6 40 (46.51%) Windows
6 40 (46.51%) Puppet
7 37 (43.02%) VMware
8 35 (40.70%) Unix
8 35 (40.70%) Microsoft
9 34 (39.53%) Active Directory
10 33 (38.37%) Solaris
11 32 (37.21%) SMTP
12 31 (36.05%) LDAP
13 30 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (33.72%) Oracle
15 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (30.23%) Apache
16 26 (30.23%) Configuration Management
16 26 (30.23%) Ansible
17 25 (29.07%) TCP/IP
17 25 (29.07%) SAN
18 24 (27.91%) Ubuntu
18 24 (27.91%) Docker
19 23 (26.74%) Perl
20 22 (25.58%) SSH
21 21 (24.42%) vSphere
21 21 (24.42%) WAN
22 20 (23.26%) Firewall
22 20 (23.26%) VMware ESXi

NFS
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 26 (30.23%) Apache
2 10 (11.63%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.47%) Tomcat
3 9 (10.47%) WebLogic
4 8 (9.30%) IIS
4 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.14%) JBoss
6 6 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (6.98%) GlassFish
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.16%) Confluence
9 1 (1.16%) JCAPS
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.16%) SAS
9 1 (1.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (1.16%) Avid Media Composer
2 1 (1.16%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.09%) Azure
2 15 (17.44%) AWS
3 9 (10.47%) IaaS
3 9 (10.47%) Office 365
4 7 (8.14%) SaaS
5 5 (5.81%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 57 (66.28%) DNS
2 42 (48.84%) DHCP
3 32 (37.21%) SMTP
4 25 (29.07%) SAN
4 25 (29.07%) TCP/IP
5 22 (25.58%) SSH
6 21 (24.42%) WAN
7 20 (23.26%) Fibre Channel
7 20 (23.26%) Firewall
7 20 (23.26%) iSCSI
8 19 (22.09%) NAS
9 16 (18.60%) LAN
10 10 (11.63%) Internet
10 10 (11.63%) VLAN
11 9 (10.47%) DMZ
11 9 (10.47%) VPN
12 7 (8.14%) SSL
12 7 (8.14%) VSAN
13 6 (6.98%) FCoE
13 6 (6.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) Big Data
2 14 (16.28%) MySQL
3 9 (10.47%) MariaDB
4 7 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.16%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Jenkins
2 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.98%) JIRA
4 5 (5.81%) Bugzilla
4 5 (5.81%) CruiseControl
4 5 (5.81%) Selenium
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 13 (15.12%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Unix Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Junior
3 14 (16.28%) Junior Unix Engineer
4 12 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Support Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Consultant
6 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 6 (6.98%) Administrator
7 6 (6.98%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Cloud Automation Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Linux Support
8 5 (5.81%) Operations Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.05%) LDAP
2 14 (16.28%) LAMP
3 9 (10.47%) Kafka
4 8 (9.30%) Web Services
5 6 (6.98%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (5.81%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (5.81%) Spring
7 3 (3.49%) Flash
8 2 (2.33%) .NET
8 2 (2.33%) .NET Core
9 1 (1.16%) Keycloak
9 1 (1.16%) Middleware
9 1 (1.16%) OAuth
9 1 (1.16%) REST
9 1 (1.16%) Software Packaging
9 1 (1.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.63%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (10.47%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (10.47%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.98%) Replication
4 6 (6.98%) Wiki
5 5 (5.81%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) FlexPod
7 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.16%) Clustering
8 1 (1.16%) PKI
8 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (75.58%) Linux
2 40 (46.51%) Windows
3 35 (40.70%) Unix
4 33 (38.37%) Solaris
5 24 (27.91%) Ubuntu
6 18 (20.93%) Windows Server
7 16 (18.60%) CentOS
8 13 (15.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (6.98%) Fedora
11 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (4.65%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (1.16%) CoreOS
13 1 (1.16%) Debian
13 1 (1.16%) Gentoo
13 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) Configuration Management
3 19 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (22.09%) ITIL
4 17 (19.77%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (18.60%) Migration
6 15 (17.44%) High Availability
7 14 (16.28%) Patch Management
8 13 (15.12%) Ticket Management
9 12 (13.95%) DevOps
10 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
11 10 (11.63%) Information Security
12 9 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (10.47%) Data Science
12 9 (10.47%) GitOps
12 9 (10.47%) Server Building
13 8 (9.30%) Project Management
14 6 (6.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (56.98%) Python
2 45 (52.33%) Bash Shell
3 23 (26.74%) Perl
4 18 (20.93%) C
5 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
6 10 (11.63%) SQL
7 8 (9.30%) Ruby
8 7 (8.14%) Java
9 6 (6.98%) Korn
10 5 (5.81%) Go
11 3 (3.49%) C-shell
11 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
11 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.33%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.16%) PHP
13 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (17.44%) Degree
3 10 (11.63%) CCNA
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (11.63%) RHCE
4 9 (10.47%) MCP
5 8 (9.30%) MCSE
5 8 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (5.81%) CCA
7 5 (5.81%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (5.81%) MCITP
8 3 (3.49%) GIAC
8 3 (3.49%) SANS
8 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) SLA
2 5 (5.81%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 30 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (27.91%) Docker
4 21 (24.42%) vSphere
5 20 (23.26%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (18.60%) Samba
7 12 (13.95%) Firmware
7 12 (13.95%) Hyper-V
8 11 (12.79%) Xen
8 11 (12.79%) XenDesktop
9 10 (11.63%) XenApp
10 9 (10.47%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (8.14%) VMware NSX
12 6 (6.98%) KVM
12 6 (6.98%) VirtualBox
13 5 (5.81%) iptables
13 5 (5.81%) QEMU
14 4 (4.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (2.33%) BitLocker
15 2 (2.33%) DRBD
Systems Management
1 40 (46.51%) Puppet
2 26 (30.23%) Ansible
3 16 (18.60%) Nagios
4 15 (17.44%) Kubernetes
5 11 (12.79%) vCenter Server
6 10 (11.63%) HAProxy
7 9 (10.47%) Cacti
7 9 (10.47%) Galera Cluster
8 7 (8.14%) ZABBIX
9 6 (6.98%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (6.98%) OpenNMS
9 6 (6.98%) Terraform
10 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (5.81%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (5.81%) SELinux
11 4 (4.65%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (4.65%) Kibana
11 4 (4.65%) logstash
11 4 (4.65%) Simpana
11 4 (4.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (43.02%) VMware
2 35 (40.70%) Microsoft
3 29 (33.72%) Oracle
4 17 (19.77%) NetApp
4 17 (19.77%) Red Hat
5 16 (18.60%) Cisco
6 15 (17.44%) Dell
7 13 (15.12%) EMC
8 11 (12.79%) Citrix
8 11 (12.79%) ServiceNow
9 9 (10.47%) Splunk
10 8 (9.30%) HP
11 7 (8.14%) IBM
11 7 (8.14%) Veeam
12 6 (6.98%) Cloudera
12 6 (6.98%) CommVault
12 6 (6.98%) Hortonworks
12 6 (6.98%) SolarWinds
13 5 (5.81%) Meraki
13 5 (5.81%) ProCurve