Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 583 796 848
Rank change year-on-year +213 +52 -27
Permanent jobs citing NFS 57 81 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.13% 0.096% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.57% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 55 53
Median annual salary £30,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.45% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £37,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £47,875 £73,000 £54,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% -13.04%

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 7,482 14,153 13,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.51% 16.83% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,918 11,509 11,088
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing NFS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing NFS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 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
Midlands +137 25 £30,875 -11.79%
West Midlands +104 25 £30,875 -11.79%
South East +164 17 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Northern Ireland - 10 £30,000 -
North of England +123 3 £42,500 -19.05% 1
North East - 2 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +99 1 £55,000 +29.41%
South West +92 1 £39,500 -34.17% 1
East of England +68 1 £55,000 -8.33%
NFS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 43 (75.44%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (54.39%) VMware
2 31 (54.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (52.63%) Windows
4 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
5 28 (49.12%) Firewall
5 28 (49.12%) Windows Server
6 27 (47.37%) VPN
7 26 (45.61%) PowerShell
7 26 (45.61%) iSCSI
7 26 (45.61%) Hyper-V
8 25 (43.86%) Enterprise Storage
8 25 (43.86%) Backup Exec
8 25 (43.86%) MS Exchange
9 24 (42.11%) Citrix
9 24 (42.11%) Sophos
9 24 (42.11%) Change Management
9 24 (42.11%) Problem Management
9 24 (42.11%) BS25999
9 24 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 24 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 24 (42.11%) Process Improvement
9 24 (42.11%) XenApp
9 24 (42.11%) XenDesktop
9 24 (42.11%) Veeam
9 24 (42.11%) Azure
9 24 (42.11%) Office 365
9 24 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (42.11%) Line Management
9 24 (42.11%) BitLocker

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 25 (43.86%) MS Exchange
2 24 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (1.75%) Avid Media Composer
1 1 (1.75%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 13 (22.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (42.11%) Azure
1 24 (42.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (49.12%) Firewall
2 27 (47.37%) VPN
3 26 (45.61%) iSCSI
4 16 (28.07%) DNS
5 14 (24.56%) HTTP
5 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
6 13 (22.81%) DHCP
6 13 (22.81%) FTP
6 13 (22.81%) NAS
6 13 (22.81%) SAN
7 11 (19.30%) SMTP
7 11 (19.30%) SSH
8 10 (17.54%) LAN
8 10 (17.54%) WAN
9 3 (5.26%) VoIP
10 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.75%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 1 (1.75%) IPsec
11 1 (1.75%) VLAN
11 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Eclipse
1 13 (22.81%) NWDS
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Infrastructure Support
2 20 (35.09%) Analyst
2 20 (35.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 20 (35.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 20 (35.09%) Support Analyst
3 13 (22.81%) Consultant
3 13 (22.81%) SAP Consultant
3 13 (22.81%) SAP PI Consultant
4 10 (17.54%) Junior
4 10 (17.54%) Junior Unix Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Unix Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix Support
6 4 (7.02%) Citrix Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Citrix Support Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Support Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) Apache Flex
1 13 (22.81%) JSON
1 13 (22.81%) REST
1 13 (22.81%) SAP PI
1 13 (22.81%) SAP XI
1 13 (22.81%) SOAP
1 13 (22.81%) XML
1 13 (22.81%) XSD
1 13 (22.81%) XSLT
2 2 (3.51%) LAMP
3 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.86%) Enterprise Storage
2 18 (31.58%) Driving Licence
3 13 (22.81%) W3C
4 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) FMCG
6 1 (1.75%) Handset
6 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) Windows Server
3 17 (29.82%) Linux
4 12 (21.05%) Ubuntu
5 10 (17.54%) Solaris
5 10 (17.54%) Unix
6 4 (7.02%) Debian
7 2 (3.51%) CentOS
7 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.51%) VMS
8 1 (1.75%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.75%) Fedora
8 1 (1.75%) Gentoo
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (75.44%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (42.11%) Change Management
2 24 (42.11%) Line Management
2 24 (42.11%) Problem Management
2 24 (42.11%) Process Improvement
2 24 (42.11%) Server Management
3 18 (31.58%) Commercial Awareness
3 18 (31.58%) Decision-Making
3 18 (31.58%) Strategic Planning
4 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (22.81%) Migration
6 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
7 10 (17.54%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (7.02%) ERP
9 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.26%) High Availability
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.75%) Project Management
10 1 (1.75%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) PowerShell
2 13 (22.81%) ABAP
2 13 (22.81%) Java
3 12 (21.05%) Bash Shell
3 12 (21.05%) Python
4 10 (17.54%) Perl
5 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) MCSE
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCSA
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.75%) CCNA
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.75%) CISSP
5 1 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) GIAC
5 1 (1.75%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.75%) SANS
5 1 (1.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.11%) BS25999
1 24 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 24 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (54.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (45.61%) Hyper-V
3 24 (42.11%) BitLocker
3 24 (42.11%) XenApp
3 24 (42.11%) XenDesktop
4 6 (10.53%) vSphere
5 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.51%) Docker
6 2 (3.51%) Samba
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.75%) KVM
7 1 (1.75%) pfSense
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (43.86%) Backup Exec
2 11 (19.30%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.75%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.75%) Proxmox
3 1 (1.75%) Rancher
3 1 (1.75%) SnapMirror
3 1 (1.75%) systemd
3 1 (1.75%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) VMware
2 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
3 24 (42.11%) Citrix
3 24 (42.11%) Sophos
3 24 (42.11%) Veeam
4 15 (26.32%) SAP
5 5 (8.77%) Dell
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) EqualLogic
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) Juniper
6 2 (3.51%) NetApp
6 2 (3.51%) QAD
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) Avid
7 1 (1.75%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.75%) Draytek
7 1 (1.75%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.75%) Supermicro
7 1 (1.75%) WatchGuard