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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 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 909 806 665
Rank change year-on-year -103 -141 +12
Permanent jobs citing NAS 308 217 116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 1.44% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 240 175 95
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £67,750 £65,600 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.59% - +7.59%

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 21,508 15,093 9,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.02% 13.06% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11,946 10,441 7,561
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,680 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 18 August 2022.

Salary histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Top 17 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 18 August 2022. 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 -81 290 £50,000 +11.11% 35
UK excluding London -58 181 £38,000 -10.59% 29
Work from Home -113 128 £45,000 -14.29% 11
London -101 120 £60,000 - 8
South East -38 66 £37,500 -1.32% 7
North of England -63 34 £45,000 +5.88% 8
East of England -60 25 £47,250 +22.73% 2
South West 0 23 £32,159 -14.24% 6
North West -53 23 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Midlands -65 21 £45,000 -4.76% 4
West Midlands -66 12 £45,000 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -17 10 £35,000 -30.00% 3
East Midlands -15 9 £50,000 +44.93% 3
Scotland -42 5 £37,500 +38.89% 2
Wales -14 4 £34,500 -40.00%
Northern Ireland -14 3 £40,000 -
North East -4 1 £34,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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.

1 221 (71.75%) SAN
2 191 (62.01%) Windows
3 185 (60.06%) Active Directory
4 156 (50.65%) VMware
5 152 (49.35%) Microsoft
6 128 (41.56%) Firewall
7 121 (39.29%) Microsoft 365
8 120 (38.96%) Azure
9 118 (38.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 112 (36.36%) Windows Server
11 101 (32.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 95 (30.84%) Social Skills
13 87 (28.25%) VPN
13 87 (28.25%) Linux
14 83 (26.95%) Cisco
15 82 (26.62%) DNS
16 71 (23.05%) WAN
17 69 (22.40%) ITIL
18 67 (21.75%) MS Exchange
19 63 (20.45%) Data Centre
20 59 (19.16%) Finance
21 57 (18.51%) Hyper-V
22 56 (18.18%) iSCSI
22 56 (18.18%) LAN
22 56 (18.18%) HP
23 54 (17.53%) Windows 10
24 53 (17.21%) AWS
24 53 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
25 51 (16.56%) PowerShell
25 51 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification

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 67 (21.75%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 24 (7.79%) IBM Notes
4 14 (4.55%) IIS
4 14 (4.55%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.95%) Apache
7 5 (1.62%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.65%) nginx
8 2 (0.65%) SAS
9 1 (0.32%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 45 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (7.79%) Fidessa
2 6 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 121 (39.29%) Microsoft 365
2 120 (38.96%) Azure
3 53 (17.21%) AWS
4 23 (7.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (5.19%) Azure DevOps
5 16 (5.19%) SaaS
6 14 (4.55%) OpenShift
7 11 (3.57%) GCP
8 9 (2.92%) PaaS
9 8 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.27%) Azure Monitor
10 7 (2.27%) IaaS
10 7 (2.27%) Serverless
11 4 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.97%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.32%) Google Workspace
14 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 221 (71.75%) SAN
2 128 (41.56%) Firewall
3 87 (28.25%) VPN
4 82 (26.62%) DNS
5 71 (23.05%) WAN
6 56 (18.18%) iSCSI
6 56 (18.18%) LAN
7 51 (16.56%) DHCP
8 44 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
9 43 (13.96%) VLAN
10 39 (12.66%) VoIP
11 31 (10.06%) TCP/IP
12 28 (9.09%) WLAN
13 16 (5.19%) Internet
14 13 (4.22%) Network Security
15 12 (3.90%) Wireless
16 10 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
17 9 (2.92%) FTP
17 9 (2.92%) SSL
17 9 (2.92%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.62%) MySQL
5 3 (0.97%) Big Data
5 3 (0.97%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.65%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.65%) GIS
6 2 (0.65%) Power BI
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.32%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) DB2
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.32%) QlikView
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (4.87%) GitLab
2 14 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 95 (30.84%) Social Skills
2 59 (19.16%) Finance
3 37 (12.01%) Telecoms
4 30 (9.74%) Organisational Skills
5 26 (8.44%) Banking
5 26 (8.44%) Investment Banking
5 26 (8.44%) Presentation Skills
6 23 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (4.87%) Games
8 14 (4.55%) Legal
9 12 (3.90%) Public Sector
10 11 (3.57%) Law
11 10 (3.25%) Aerospace
11 10 (3.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 10 (3.25%) Manufacturing
11 10 (3.25%) Military
12 7 (2.27%) Retail
13 6 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
14 5 (1.62%) Automotive
15 4 (1.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 89 (28.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (16.56%) Support Engineer
3 31 (10.06%) IT Engineer
4 30 (9.74%) IT Support
5 26 (8.44%) Administrator
5 26 (8.44%) Systems Engineer
6 24 (7.79%) Cloud Engineer
7 22 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 22 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 21 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 21 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 20 (6.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (6.17%) IT Administrator
10 19 (6.17%) IT Systems Administrator
11 18 (5.84%) Analyst
12 15 (4.87%) Systems Support
13 14 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (4.55%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 14 (4.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.90%) LDAP
2 7 (2.27%) Middleware
3 5 (1.62%) J2EE
4 4 (1.30%) Java RMI
4 4 (1.30%) JSON
4 4 (1.30%) XML
5 3 (0.97%) PyTorch
5 3 (0.97%) TensorFlow
6 2 (0.65%) Caffe
6 2 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.65%) OpenCV
6 2 (0.65%) Torch
7 1 (0.32%) LAMP
7 1 (0.32%) OpenID
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.32%) SAML
7 1 (0.32%) Web Services
7 1 (0.32%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 63 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.44%) Blackberry
3 20 (6.49%) Private Cloud
4 18 (5.84%) Driving Licence
5 17 (5.52%) Public Cloud
6 16 (5.19%) Management Information System
7 14 (4.55%) Replication
8 13 (4.22%) Clustering
9 9 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.60%) User Experience
11 7 (2.27%) Fat Client
11 7 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (2.27%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.95%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.95%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.62%) Life Science
13 5 (1.62%) Renewable Energy
14 3 (0.97%) CCTV
14 3 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.97%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 191 (62.01%) Windows
2 112 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 87 (28.25%) Linux
4 54 (17.53%) Windows 10
5 33 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (9.42%) CentOS
7 28 (9.09%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (8.44%) Windows 7
9 24 (7.79%) Mac OS
10 23 (7.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (7.47%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (6.17%) Unix
12 14 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (3.90%) Android
13 12 (3.90%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (2.92%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.95%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (32.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 69 (22.40%) ITIL
3 53 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (16.23%) DevOps
5 46 (14.94%) Customer Service
6 45 (14.61%) Mentoring
7 40 (12.99%) Project Management
8 37 (12.01%) Infrastructure as Code
9 36 (11.69%) Migration
10 35 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 34 (11.04%) Service Delivery
12 33 (10.71%) Configuration Management
13 32 (10.39%) Change Management
14 31 (10.06%) Decision-Making
15 27 (8.77%) CI/CD
16 25 (8.12%) Application Packaging
17 24 (7.79%) Inventory Control
17 24 (7.79%) Inventory Management
17 24 (7.79%) Project Delivery
18 23 (7.47%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.56%) PowerShell
2 37 (12.01%) SQL
3 35 (11.36%) Python
4 21 (6.82%) Bash
5 9 (2.92%) Perl
6 7 (2.27%) Java
7 3 (0.97%) Ruby
8 2 (0.65%) C
8 2 (0.65%) C#
8 2 (0.65%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) Go
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (13.64%) Degree
3 32 (10.39%) MCSE
4 20 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.17%) Security Cleared
6 17 (5.52%) CCNA
6 17 (5.52%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (4.55%) CCNP
8 11 (3.57%) MCITP
9 10 (3.25%) MCSA
10 8 (2.60%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.95%) Azure Certification
11 6 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.97%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.97%) PhD
15 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (12.99%) SLA
2 17 (5.52%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.27%) GDPR
4 7 (2.27%) HIPAA
4 7 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.97%) PMO
6 2 (0.65%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 185 (60.06%) Active Directory
2 118 (38.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (18.51%) Hyper-V
4 44 (14.29%) vSphere
5 28 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
6 24 (7.79%) Terminal Server
6 24 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (6.82%) Firmware
8 17 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (5.19%) Docker
9 16 (5.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (2.60%) XenApp
11 6 (1.95%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.95%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.62%) GPFS
12 5 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.30%) Dovecot
13 4 (1.30%) NFS
13 4 (1.30%) Postfix
13 4 (1.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (13.96%) Ansible
2 40 (12.99%) Terraform
3 24 (7.79%) SCCM
4 20 (6.49%) WSUS
5 19 (6.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (5.19%) Kubernetes
6 16 (5.19%) Nagios
7 15 (4.87%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (3.90%) NetBackup
8 12 (3.90%) vCenter Server
9 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (2.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (2.60%) Graylog
10 8 (2.60%) ZABBIX
11 7 (2.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 6 (1.95%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.95%) Dell DRAC
12 6 (1.95%) Grafana
12 6 (1.95%) vMotion
13 5 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 156 (50.65%) VMware
2 152 (49.35%) Microsoft
3 83 (26.95%) Cisco
4 56 (18.18%) HP
5 47 (15.26%) Red Hat
6 41 (13.31%) EMC
7 38 (12.34%) Citrix
8 31 (10.06%) Veeam
9 27 (8.77%) Oracle
10 25 (8.12%) Bloomberg
10 25 (8.12%) Dell
11 24 (7.79%) Lotus
12 21 (6.82%) NetApp
12 21 (6.82%) Synology
13 16 (5.19%) SolarWinds
14 14 (4.55%) IBM
15 13 (4.22%) ServiceNow
16 12 (3.90%) F5
17 10 (3.25%) Apple
17 10 (3.25%) Isilon