Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring NAS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited NAS over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 668 710 987
Rank change year-on-year +42 +277 -173
Permanent jobs citing NAS 187 179 302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.37% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 170 159 226
10th Percentile £35,000 - £33,151
25th Percentile £38,000 £31,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £64,313 £66,625 £60,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% -5.88%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

NAS falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,410 13,105 22,727
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 16.05% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7,377 7,420 12,407
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,500 £28,250
25th Percentile £33,213 £36,250 £38,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £51,934 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.61% -1.08% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £70,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

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 24 July 2024.

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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +19 177 £50,000 +25.00% 35
UK excluding London +16 148 £45,000 +16.88% 30
South East -10 45 £52,500 +36.36% 12
North of England +32 44 £51,364 +28.41% 6
Work from Home +21 44 £50,000 +25.00% 23
London +54 37 £61,250 -12.50% 9
Yorkshire +68 31 £58,750 +46.88% 2
South West +7 24 £50,000 -20.63% 2
East of England -3 13 £45,000 +28.57% 5
East Midlands -24 12 £45,000 -36.62% 1
Midlands -27 12 £45,000 +38.46% 1
North West +4 11 £32,500 -36.59% 1
Scotland -43 8 £42,500 -10.53% 4
North East -26 2 £44,000 +23.94% 3
Wales - 2 £42,500 -

NAS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (22.46%) Microsoft Exchange
2 27 (14.44%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.67%) CMS
3 5 (2.67%) IIS
3 5 (2.67%) WordPress
4 2 (1.07%) Apache
4 2 (1.07%) CloudStack
4 2 (1.07%) nginx
5 1 (0.53%) JOnAS
Applications
1 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) SAP Business One
1 2 (1.07%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 101 (54.01%) Microsoft 365
2 82 (43.85%) Azure
3 46 (24.60%) Entra ID
4 30 (16.04%) OneDrive
5 29 (15.51%) AWS
6 12 (6.42%) Nutanix
6 12 (6.42%) SaaS
7 11 (5.88%) Google Workspace
8 7 (3.74%) Power Platform
9 6 (3.21%) GCP
9 6 (3.21%) IaaS
10 5 (2.67%) PaaS
11 3 (1.60%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.60%) Power Automate
11 3 (1.60%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.60%) WhatsApp
12 2 (1.07%) Mimecast
12 2 (1.07%) Rubrik
13 1 (0.53%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Purview
Communications & Networking
1 141 (75.40%) SAN
2 77 (41.18%) Firewall
3 46 (24.60%) DNS
4 35 (18.72%) LAN
4 35 (18.72%) WAN
5 33 (17.65%) VPN
6 23 (12.30%) TCP/IP
7 20 (10.70%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (10.16%) VoIP
9 18 (9.63%) DHCP
9 18 (9.63%) iSCSI
10 17 (9.09%) Wireless
11 14 (7.49%) SSL
12 13 (6.95%) VLAN
13 11 (5.88%) Broadband
13 11 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (4.81%) SNMP
15 8 (4.28%) Internet
15 8 (4.28%) SD-WAN
16 7 (3.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.67%) Power BI
4 2 (1.07%) MySQL
4 2 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) GitLab
1 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 68 (36.36%) Social Skills
2 21 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.09%) Law
4 15 (8.02%) Finance
5 11 (5.88%) Manufacturing
6 9 (4.81%) Games
7 8 (4.28%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (2.67%) Military
8 5 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (2.14%) Aviation
9 4 (2.14%) Avionics
10 3 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.07%) Banking
11 2 (1.07%) Retail
12 1 (0.53%) Marketing
12 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (33.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (10.16%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 19 (10.16%) IT Engineer
3 18 (9.63%) Senior
4 16 (8.56%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.49%) IT Manager
6 11 (5.88%) Consultant
6 11 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Administrator
7 10 (5.35%) IT Support
7 10 (5.35%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (4.81%) Infrastructure Support
8 9 (4.81%) IT Consultant
9 8 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.28%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (4.28%) Lead
9 8 (4.28%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.74%) Analyst
10 7 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.74%) LAMP
1 7 (3.74%) LDAP
2 4 (2.14%) EJB
3 3 (1.60%) .NET
3 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.60%) CSS
3 3 (1.60%) HTML
3 3 (1.60%) jQuery
4 2 (1.07%) SAML
4 2 (1.07%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.37%) Replication
2 17 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.95%) Clustering
4 12 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.81%) Onboarding
6 9 (4.81%) PKI
6 9 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (4.28%) Public Cloud
8 7 (3.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (3.21%) Driving Licence
9 6 (3.21%) FPGA
10 5 (2.67%) Blackberry
10 5 (2.67%) Fat Client
10 5 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (2.67%) Operational Technology
10 5 (2.67%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 131 (70.05%) Windows
2 105 (56.15%) Windows Server
3 75 (40.11%) Linux
4 19 (10.16%) Windows 10
4 19 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.49%) VMS
6 13 (6.95%) Mac OS
6 13 (6.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.21%) CentOS
9 6 (3.21%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (3.21%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.14%) Android
11 3 (1.60%) Unix
12 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.07%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (36.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 47 (25.13%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (17.65%) Migration
4 29 (15.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (13.90%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (13.90%) ITIL
6 25 (13.37%) Preventative Maintenance
7 22 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 21 (11.23%) Computer Science
9 17 (9.09%) Business Continuity
9 17 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
9 17 (9.09%) Project Delivery
10 16 (8.56%) Service Delivery
10 16 (8.56%) Storage Management
11 14 (7.49%) Asset Management
11 14 (7.49%) Project Management
11 14 (7.49%) Server Management
12 13 (6.95%) Infrastructure Management
13 12 (6.42%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.32%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.70%) Bash
3 14 (7.49%) Python
3 14 (7.49%) SQL
4 6 (3.21%) Java
5 4 (2.14%) Perl
6 3 (1.60%) C#
6 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (14.44%) Degree
3 26 (13.90%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (10.16%) MCSE
5 18 (9.63%) CCNA
6 13 (6.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (6.42%) Security Cleared
8 10 (5.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (4.81%) DV Cleared
9 9 (4.81%) MCSA
10 7 (3.74%) Azure Certification
11 6 (3.21%) MCP
12 5 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (2.67%) HND
12 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
13 4 (2.14%) CCNP
13 4 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (2.14%) JNCIA
13 4 (2.14%) VCAP
14 3 (1.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.04%) Cyber Essentials
2 16 (8.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.81%) SOC 2
4 8 (4.28%) SLA
5 2 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.07%) GDPR
5 2 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 123 (65.78%) Active Directory
2 88 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (28.88%) Hyper-V
4 34 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (14.97%) vSphere
6 6 (3.21%) Docker
6 6 (3.21%) NFS
6 6 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.67%) Firmware
7 5 (2.67%) VMware NSX
8 4 (2.14%) pfSense
8 4 (2.14%) Terminal Server
8 4 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.07%) XenApp
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 31 (16.58%) Microsoft Intune
2 24 (12.83%) SCCM
2 24 (12.83%) vCenter Server
3 14 (7.49%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (4.81%) WSUS
5 7 (3.74%) Ansible
5 7 (3.74%) ZABBIX
6 6 (3.21%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.60%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.60%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (1.07%) cPanel
9 2 (1.07%) Nagios
9 2 (1.07%) Plesk
9 2 (1.07%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.53%) Dell DRAC
10 1 (0.53%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 132 (70.59%) VMware
2 113 (60.43%) Microsoft
3 44 (23.53%) Veeam
4 30 (16.04%) Cisco
5 20 (10.70%) HP
6 12 (6.42%) Apple
6 12 (6.42%) Dell
7 11 (5.88%) Google
8 10 (5.35%) Aruba
8 10 (5.35%) Meraki
8 10 (5.35%) Mitel
9 9 (4.81%) Citrix
10 8 (4.28%) NetApp
10 8 (4.28%) Synology
11 7 (3.74%) ESET
11 7 (3.74%) Sophos
12 6 (3.21%) Commvault
12 6 (3.21%) EMC
12 6 (3.21%) Oracle
12 6 (3.21%) Red Hat