Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 681 603 532
Rank change year-on-year -78 -71 -81
Permanent jobs citing NAS 563 703 1,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.40% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 2.41% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 471 588 890
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,975
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% -6.98% +1.18%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,788 29,171 34,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.21% 16.61% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,632 23,716 28,941
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.63% - -

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NAS over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NAS within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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
England -75 534 £47,750 +6.11% 89
UK excluding London -44 305 £41,000 +2.50% 64
London -85 241 £55,000 +10.00% 28
South East -4 103 £45,000 +1.12% 18
Midlands +26 59 £40,000 +14.29% 16
East of England +33 49 £50,000 +42.86% 9
North of England -70 45 £40,000 +6.67% 16
South West +8 39 £42,500 +22.03% 2
West Midlands +21 35 £35,000 - 8
Yorkshire -52 19 £51,250 +36.67% 8
North West -11 15 £38,750 -6.06% 7
East Midlands +14 12 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North East -4 12 £35,000 - 1
Scotland -49 10 £36,250 -7.05% 2
Wales -4 2 £42,000 -1.18% 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for NAS.

1 513 (91.12%) SAN
2 393 (69.80%) Windows
3 386 (68.56%) VMware
4 281 (49.91%) Active Directory
5 276 (49.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 250 (44.40%) Windows Server
7 248 (44.05%) Microsoft
8 206 (36.59%) Cisco
9 196 (34.81%) Firewall
10 189 (33.57%) Linux
11 158 (28.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 157 (27.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 156 (27.71%) Office 365
14 151 (26.82%) Hyper-V
15 141 (25.04%) Citrix
16 139 (24.69%) DNS
17 135 (23.98%) Microsoft Azure
18 132 (23.45%) HP
19 122 (21.67%) Data Centre
20 118 (20.96%) TCP/IP
21 117 (20.78%) Finance
22 115 (20.43%) SQL Server
23 112 (19.89%) ITIL
24 105 (18.65%) PowerShell
25 103 (18.29%) vSphere
26 102 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
27 101 (17.94%) iSCSI
27 101 (17.94%) WAN
28 94 (16.70%) Disaster Recovery
29 90 (15.99%) DHCP

NAS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 84 (14.92%) MS Exchange
2 71 (12.61%) IIS
3 52 (9.24%) SharePoint
4 42 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (6.93%) Apache
6 38 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (5.86%) Skype for Business
8 29 (5.15%) OpenStack
9 24 (4.26%) Tomcat
10 21 (3.73%) JBoss
11 20 (3.55%) WebLogic
12 13 (2.31%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (1.07%) IBM Domino
16 5 (0.89%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.53%) LibreOffice
4 3 (0.53%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.71%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.18%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 156 (27.71%) Office 365
2 135 (23.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (5.68%) SaaS
5 25 (4.44%) IaaS
6 22 (3.91%) PaaS
7 13 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.95%) Mimecast
9 8 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.42%) G Suite
10 6 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.89%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle CX
13 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.18%) Boomi
13 1 (0.18%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 513 (91.12%) SAN
2 196 (34.81%) Firewall
3 139 (24.69%) DNS
4 118 (20.96%) TCP/IP
5 101 (17.94%) iSCSI
5 101 (17.94%) WAN
6 90 (15.99%) DHCP
7 82 (14.56%) VLAN
8 78 (13.85%) LAN
9 69 (12.26%) VPN
10 47 (8.35%) Fibre Channel
11 42 (7.46%) WLAN
12 37 (6.57%) Wireless
13 32 (5.68%) FTP
13 32 (5.68%) Network Security
13 32 (5.68%) Remote Desktop
14 31 (5.51%) HTTP
15 27 (4.80%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (4.80%) Internet
16 26 (4.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.68%) MySQL
3 19 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.89%) Big Data
10 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.71%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.36%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.36%) OLAP
13 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (4.80%) MSI
2 7 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.89%) ClearCase
3 5 (0.89%) JIRA
3 5 (0.89%) LabVIEW
4 4 (0.71%) Subversion
5 3 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.36%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.36%) Chocolatey
6 2 (0.36%) Redmine
6 2 (0.36%) Trac
7 1 (0.18%) Hudson
7 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 117 (20.78%) Finance
2 38 (6.75%) Law
3 22 (3.91%) Legal
3 22 (3.91%) Marketing
4 16 (2.84%) Games
5 15 (2.66%) Banking
6 14 (2.49%) Back Office
7 13 (2.31%) Retail
8 11 (1.95%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.78%) Advertising
10 9 (1.60%) Online Betting
11 8 (1.42%) Electronics
12 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.71%) Front Office
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (17.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 68 (12.08%) Analyst
3 57 (10.12%) Administrator
3 57 (10.12%) Support Engineer
4 55 (9.77%) VMware Engineer
5 47 (8.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 43 (7.64%) Systems Administrator
7 36 (6.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 32 (5.68%) IT Support
9 30 (5.33%) Consultant
9 30 (5.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 28 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
10 28 (4.97%) Network Engineer
11 27 (4.80%) Architect
11 27 (4.80%) Desktop Support
11 27 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
12 26 (4.62%) Storage Engineer
13 25 (4.44%) IT Engineer
13 25 (4.44%) IT Manager
13 25 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.80%) Software Packaging
2 17 (3.02%) LDAP
3 16 (2.84%) Web Services
4 15 (2.66%) Middleware
5 14 (2.49%) .NET
6 9 (1.60%) LAMP
6 9 (1.60%) POSIX
7 5 (0.89%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.89%) J2EE
7 5 (0.89%) STL
8 4 (0.71%) WAP
9 3 (0.53%) Flash
9 3 (0.53%) Java EE
9 3 (0.53%) JSON
9 3 (0.53%) REST
9 3 (0.53%) SOAP
9 3 (0.53%) WSDL
9 3 (0.53%) XSD
10 2 (0.36%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.36%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 122 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 61 (10.83%) Clustering
3 53 (9.41%) Replication
4 34 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 33 (5.86%) Public Cloud
6 31 (5.51%) HP StoreVirtual
7 27 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (3.73%) Private Cloud
9 18 (3.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 16 (2.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 13 (2.31%) EMC VNX
12 12 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.95%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.42%) CLARiiON
14 8 (1.42%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.42%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.24%) CCTV
15 7 (1.24%) Celerra
15 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
15 7 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 393 (69.80%) Windows
2 250 (44.40%) Windows Server
3 189 (33.57%) Linux
4 158 (28.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 157 (27.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (12.79%) Windows 10
7 63 (11.19%) Windows 7
8 55 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (9.59%) Unix
10 35 (6.22%) AIX
11 34 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (4.97%) Solaris
13 25 (4.44%) CentOS
13 25 (4.44%) Windows 8
14 21 (3.73%) Debian
15 17 (3.02%) Ubuntu
16 13 (2.31%) HPUX
17 10 (1.78%) Data ONTAP
18 9 (1.60%) CoreOS
18 9 (1.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (19.89%) ITIL
2 94 (16.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 67 (11.90%) Migration
4 56 (9.95%) High Availability
4 56 (9.95%) Project Management
5 44 (7.82%) Server Virtualisation
6 39 (6.93%) Change Management
7 38 (6.75%) Capacity Planning
7 38 (6.75%) Presales
8 37 (6.57%) Configuration Management
9 36 (6.39%) Asset Management
9 36 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (5.86%) Task Automation
11 31 (5.51%) Change Control
12 27 (4.80%) Technical Architecture
13 25 (4.44%) DevOps
14 24 (4.26%) Load Balancing
14 24 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
14 24 (4.26%) Service Delivery
15 23 (4.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 105 (18.65%) PowerShell
2 85 (15.10%) SQL
3 37 (6.57%) Python
4 32 (5.68%) Perl
5 31 (5.51%) Bash Shell
6 22 (3.91%) Shell Script
7 19 (3.37%) Java
8 11 (1.95%) C
9 6 (1.07%) C++
9 6 (1.07%) Ruby
10 5 (0.89%) MATLAB
10 5 (0.89%) Tcl
11 3 (0.53%) Korn
11 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.36%) C-shell
12 2 (0.36%) VB
13 1 (0.18%) Go
13 1 (0.18%) sed
13 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (15.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (9.77%) Degree
3 54 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 51 (9.06%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (8.17%) MCSE
6 44 (7.82%) CCNA
7 33 (5.86%) MCSA
8 26 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
9 25 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (4.09%) CCNP
11 15 (2.66%) MCITP
12 14 (2.49%) CCA
13 13 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (2.13%) VCDX
15 11 (1.95%) CASP
15 11 (1.95%) RHCE
16 9 (1.60%) DBS Check
17 8 (1.42%) CompTIA Security+
17 8 (1.42%) MCP
18 7 (1.24%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.55%) SLA
2 15 (2.66%) QA
3 10 (1.78%) PMO
4 8 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.71%) MiFID
8 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 281 (49.91%) Active Directory
2 276 (49.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (26.82%) Hyper-V
4 103 (18.29%) vSphere
5 61 (10.83%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (8.88%) XenApp
7 41 (7.28%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (7.10%) NFS
9 36 (6.39%) DFS Replication
10 30 (5.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 27 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 23 (4.09%) Docker
13 15 (2.66%) XenDesktop
14 13 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (2.13%) VMware NSX
15 12 (2.13%) XenServer
16 10 (1.78%) Ceph
16 10 (1.78%) Firmware
16 10 (1.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 65 (11.55%) SCCM
2 51 (9.06%) Puppet
3 24 (4.26%) Backup Exec
4 22 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (3.73%) Ansible
6 19 (3.37%) NetBackup
7 15 (2.66%) SCOM
8 14 (2.49%) FortiGate
8 14 (2.49%) Nagios
9 13 (2.31%) WSUS
10 12 (2.13%) Kubernetes
11 11 (1.95%) vCenter Server
12 10 (1.78%) BMC Marimba
12 10 (1.78%) Cacti
12 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (1.78%) SCOrch
13 9 (1.60%) vRealize
14 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 5 (0.89%) SCDPM
15 5 (0.89%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 386 (68.56%) VMware
2 248 (44.05%) Microsoft
3 206 (36.59%) Cisco
4 141 (25.04%) Citrix
5 132 (23.45%) HP
6 85 (15.10%) NetApp
7 79 (14.03%) Red Hat
8 62 (11.01%) EMC
9 57 (10.12%) Oracle
10 53 (9.41%) Dell
11 48 (8.53%) Juniper
12 47 (8.35%) Veeam
13 32 (5.68%) Meraki
14 31 (5.51%) Google
14 31 (5.51%) SolarWinds
15 29 (5.15%) Brocade
15 29 (5.15%) IBM
15 29 (5.15%) Veritas
16 26 (4.62%) F5
17 23 (4.09%) EqualLogic