Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 630 664 693
Rank change year-on-year +34 +29 +12
Permanent jobs citing NAS 227 298 471
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 1.80% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 173 259 407
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £27,800
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,250 £45,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.65% -9.47%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £72,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 10,917 16,543 22,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 15.04% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,310 13,218 17,696
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

NAS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NAS.

Salary trend for NAS in the UK

NAS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing NAS over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 +82 213 £47,250 -0.53% 31
UK excluding London +69 187 £44,000 +3.53% 21
South East +72 72 £51,250 +20.59% 5
Midlands +29 52 £42,500 -5.56% 7
North of England +52 42 £42,500 -12.82% 5
London +65 36 £60,000 +20.00% 12
North West +55 32 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands +32 30 £47,250 +18.13% 2
East Midlands 0 22 £32,500 -27.78% 5
Work from Home -132 19 £42,500 -22.73% 8
Yorkshire +10 11 £33,750 -18.18% 1
South West -14 8 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Wales - 8 £57,500 - 1
East of England +56 4 £50,500 +12.22%
Scotland +5 2 £30,000 -53.85% 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 185 (81.50%) SAN
2 153 (67.40%) Active Directory
3 135 (59.47%) VMware
4 122 (53.74%) Windows
5 107 (47.14%) Microsoft
5 107 (47.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 100 (44.05%) Firewall
7 98 (43.17%) PowerShell
7 98 (43.17%) Azure
8 87 (38.33%) Windows Server
9 83 (36.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 74 (32.60%) Linux
11 72 (31.72%) DNS
12 69 (30.40%) Cisco
12 69 (30.40%) Hyper-V
13 60 (26.43%) Microsoft 365
14 56 (24.67%) Dell
15 52 (22.91%) WAN
16 50 (22.03%) LAN
17 49 (21.59%) DHCP
17 49 (21.59%) Ansible
18 47 (20.70%) Data Centre
19 45 (19.82%) AWS
19 45 (19.82%) EMC
19 45 (19.82%) ITIL
20 44 (19.38%) SQL Server
20 44 (19.38%) VPN
21 41 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
22 40 (17.62%) F5
23 39 (17.18%) SQL

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 35 (15.42%) SharePoint
2 32 (14.10%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.64%) IIS
4 5 (2.20%) Apache
4 5 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (12.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.08%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 98 (43.17%) Azure
2 60 (26.43%) Microsoft 365
3 45 (19.82%) AWS
4 19 (8.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (7.49%) OpenShift
6 9 (3.96%) IaaS
7 6 (2.64%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.20%) PaaS
9 4 (1.76%) GCP
10 3 (1.32%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.88%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.88%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 185 (81.50%) SAN
2 100 (44.05%) Firewall
3 72 (31.72%) DNS
4 52 (22.91%) WAN
5 50 (22.03%) LAN
6 49 (21.59%) DHCP
7 44 (19.38%) VPN
8 34 (14.98%) iSCSI
9 32 (14.10%) VLAN
9 32 (14.10%) Wireless
10 31 (13.66%) Fibre Channel
11 28 (12.33%) VoIP
12 25 (11.01%) WLAN
13 24 (10.57%) TCP/IP
14 20 (8.81%) BIG-IP
15 18 (7.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 9 (3.96%) Internet
17 8 (3.52%) Network Security
17 8 (3.52%) SSL
18 6 (2.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.61%) MySQL
3 8 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.76%) Power BI
5 3 (1.32%) ObjectStore
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.20%) JIRA
2 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (11.01%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.93%) Automotive
3 7 (3.08%) Law
4 6 (2.64%) Banking
4 6 (2.64%) Legal
5 4 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.32%) Electronics
6 3 (1.32%) Finance
6 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (32.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (14.98%) Administrator
3 32 (14.10%) Systems Administrator
4 24 (10.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 22 (9.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (7.49%) Analyst
6 17 (7.49%) IT Engineer
7 16 (7.05%) IT Support
8 15 (6.61%) Storage Engineer
9 14 (6.17%) Design Engineer
9 14 (6.17%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
9 14 (6.17%) Support Analyst
10 13 (5.73%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.85%) Architect
12 10 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.96%) IT Administrator
13 9 (3.96%) IT Manager
13 9 (3.96%) IT Support Technician
13 9 (3.96%) Support Technician
13 9 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.69%) LDAP
2 5 (2.20%) OpenCV
2 5 (2.20%) TensorFlow
3 4 (1.76%) Web Services
4 3 (1.32%) Caffe
4 3 (1.32%) Flash
4 3 (1.32%) PyTorch
4 3 (1.32%) Torch
5 2 (0.88%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.44%) LAMP
6 1 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.70%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.25%) Organisational Skills
3 20 (8.81%) Management Information System
4 18 (7.93%) Life Science
4 18 (7.93%) Renewable Energy
5 10 (4.41%) Fat Client
5 10 (4.41%) Thin Client
6 9 (3.96%) Driving Licence
7 8 (3.52%) Algorithms
7 8 (3.52%) Clustering
7 8 (3.52%) Replication
8 7 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.64%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.64%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (2.20%) iPad
10 5 (2.20%) iPhone
11 4 (1.76%) Internet of Things
12 3 (1.32%) HP Storage
12 3 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 122 (53.74%) Windows
2 87 (38.33%) Windows Server
3 74 (32.60%) Linux
4 36 (15.86%) Unix
5 32 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (12.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (9.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (7.05%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (6.17%) Windows 10
10 9 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (3.08%) CentOS
11 7 (3.08%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.20%) Android
13 4 (1.76%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (1.76%) Solaris
14 3 (1.32%) VMS
15 2 (0.88%) FreeNAS
15 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (36.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (19.82%) ITIL
3 41 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (13.22%) Project Management
5 25 (11.01%) Computer Science
6 23 (10.13%) Requirements Gathering
7 22 (9.69%) Mentoring
8 21 (9.25%) Load Balancing
8 21 (9.25%) Virtual Environments
9 20 (8.81%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 20 (8.81%) Infrastructure Automation
10 18 (7.93%) Converged Infrastructure
10 18 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (7.49%) eTOM
11 17 (7.49%) Network Virtualisation
12 16 (7.05%) Configuration Management
12 16 (7.05%) High Availability
13 14 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (6.17%) Migration
14 12 (5.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (43.17%) PowerShell
2 39 (17.18%) SQL
3 18 (7.93%) Bash Shell
4 17 (7.49%) Python
5 8 (3.52%) C
5 8 (3.52%) Perl
6 5 (2.20%) C++
7 3 (1.32%) AWK
7 3 (1.32%) sed
7 3 (1.32%) VBScript
8 2 (0.88%) Ruby
8 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (12.33%) Degree
2 27 (11.89%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (11.01%) CCNP
4 21 (9.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (4.85%) MCSE
7 10 (4.41%) MCSA
8 9 (3.96%) CCNA
8 9 (3.96%) MCITP
9 5 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.20%) Master's Degree
9 5 (2.20%) PhD
10 4 (1.76%) CISM
10 4 (1.76%) CISSP
10 4 (1.76%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.32%) RHCE
11 3 (1.32%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.41%) SLA
2 9 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.20%) GDPR
4 3 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.32%) NIST
System Software
1 153 (67.40%) Active Directory
2 107 (47.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (30.40%) Hyper-V
4 26 (11.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 26 (11.45%) Virtual Servers
5 25 (11.01%) Terminal Server
6 22 (9.69%) XenApp
6 22 (9.69%) XenDesktop
7 15 (6.61%) vSphere
8 5 (2.20%) KVM
8 5 (2.20%) Samba
8 5 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (1.32%) Firmware
10 3 (1.32%) NFS
10 3 (1.32%) OCFS2
10 3 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (21.59%) Ansible
2 30 (13.22%) Puppet
3 29 (12.78%) SCCM
4 24 (10.57%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (9.25%) vRealize
6 19 (8.37%) HAProxy
7 17 (7.49%) Kubernetes
8 15 (6.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (6.61%) NetBackup
9 11 (4.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (3.96%) SCOM
10 9 (3.96%) WSUS
11 8 (3.52%) Backup Exec
11 8 (3.52%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (2.64%) FortiGate
13 5 (2.20%) ServiceCenter
14 4 (1.76%) SCDPM
15 3 (1.32%) Nagios
15 3 (1.32%) SELinux
16 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 135 (59.47%) VMware
2 107 (47.14%) Microsoft
3 69 (30.40%) Cisco
4 56 (24.67%) Dell
5 45 (19.82%) EMC
6 40 (17.62%) F5
7 37 (16.30%) Red Hat
8 36 (15.86%) Veeam
9 29 (12.78%) Oracle
10 27 (11.89%) Citrix
11 25 (11.01%) Isilon
12 21 (9.25%) CommVault
12 21 (9.25%) HP
13 19 (8.37%) Dell Compellent
14 18 (7.93%) DataCore
14 18 (7.93%) IBM
14 18 (7.93%) Infoblox
15 17 (7.49%) NetApp
16 11 (4.85%) CheckPoint
17 10 (4.41%) ServiceNow