Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 602 654 743
Rank change year-on-year +52 +89 -43
Permanent jobs citing NAS 148 417 399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 2.20% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 141 382 336
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,077 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.47% -4.27% -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £79,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.59% -7.06% -

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 8,853 18,996 22,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.22% 15.06% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,078 15,160 18,060
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Top 16 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 16 January 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 +62 133 £44,000 -2.22% 23
UK excluding London +79 117 £42,500 +7.59% 16
South East +95 36 £52,500 +32.91% 1
North of England +90 36 £29,500 -21.33% 8
London +99 29 £62,500 +11.61% 6
North West +89 27 £34,000 -6.21% 6
Midlands +49 25 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Work from Home -54 25 £42,500 -17.07% 2
West Midlands +61 17 £42,500 +23.19% 3
Yorkshire +35 9 £27,250 -35.12% 1
East Midlands +37 8 £32,500 -31.58% 3
Wales +44 7 £55,000 +48.65%
Scotland +51 6 £50,000 -23.08%
South West +65 5 £22,500 -43.75%
East of England +97 1 £35,000 -11.39% 1
Northern Ireland +5 1 £55,000 +71.88%

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 114 (77.03%) SAN
2 91 (61.49%) VMware
3 90 (60.81%) Active Directory
4 80 (54.05%) Windows
5 72 (48.65%) Firewall
6 71 (47.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 70 (47.30%) Azure
8 60 (40.54%) Windows Server
9 53 (35.81%) Hyper-V
9 53 (35.81%) Microsoft
10 49 (33.11%) Linux
11 48 (32.43%) DNS
12 46 (31.08%) Cisco
13 41 (27.70%) Office 365
14 40 (27.03%) DHCP
14 40 (27.03%) PowerShell
15 36 (24.32%) Data Centre
16 34 (22.97%) ITIL
17 32 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (20.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 30 (20.27%) WAN
19 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
20 28 (18.92%) LAN
21 27 (18.24%) AWS
21 27 (18.24%) Veeam
22 26 (17.57%) VPN
23 25 (16.89%) EMC
23 25 (16.89%) SQL
23 25 (16.89%) Degree
24 24 (16.22%) Computer Science

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 24 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.38%) IIS
3 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.03%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 70 (47.30%) Azure
2 41 (27.70%) Office 365
3 27 (18.24%) AWS
4 19 (12.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (6.76%) OpenShift
6 4 (2.70%) IaaS
6 4 (2.70%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.03%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.03%) GCP
8 2 (1.35%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.35%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.35%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.35%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (77.03%) SAN
2 72 (48.65%) Firewall
3 48 (32.43%) DNS
4 40 (27.03%) DHCP
5 30 (20.27%) WAN
6 28 (18.92%) LAN
7 26 (17.57%) VPN
8 24 (16.22%) TCP/IP
9 23 (15.54%) VoIP
10 22 (14.86%) Wireless
11 12 (8.11%) VLAN
12 10 (6.76%) SSL
13 7 (4.73%) 2G
13 7 (4.73%) 4G
13 7 (4.73%) ADSL
14 6 (4.05%) Internet
15 5 (3.38%) 3G
15 5 (3.38%) 3GPP
15 5 (3.38%) IP Telephony
15 5 (3.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.76%) MySQL
3 8 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.35%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 17 (11.49%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.11%) Automotive
3 9 (6.08%) Banking
4 6 (4.05%) Legal
5 5 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.70%) Electronics
7 3 (2.03%) Military
8 2 (1.35%) French Language
8 2 (1.35%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (14.19%) IT Engineer
3 16 (10.81%) Administrator
3 16 (10.81%) Architect
3 16 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.14%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (9.46%) Analyst
6 12 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 11 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (7.43%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) Storage Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.41%) IT Support
9 8 (5.41%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.05%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.14%) LDAP
2 8 (5.41%) OpenCV
2 8 (5.41%) TensorFlow
3 6 (4.05%) Caffe
3 6 (4.05%) PyTorch
3 6 (4.05%) Torch
4 2 (1.35%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 20 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 16 (10.81%) Life Science
4 12 (8.11%) Renewable Energy
5 8 (5.41%) Algorithms
5 8 (5.41%) Fat Client
5 8 (5.41%) Replication
5 8 (5.41%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.38%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.38%) Internet of Things
6 5 (3.38%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.03%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.03%) PKI
7 3 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.35%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.68%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 80 (54.05%) Windows
2 60 (40.54%) Windows Server
3 49 (33.11%) Linux
4 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (13.51%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (11.49%) Unix
7 13 (8.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (4.05%) CentOS
11 5 (3.38%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.70%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.03%) VMS
14 2 (1.35%) FreeNAS
14 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) ITIL
2 32 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (20.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (16.22%) Computer Science
5 19 (12.84%) Virtual Environments
6 18 (12.16%) Configuration Management
7 14 (9.46%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 14 (9.46%) High Availability
7 14 (9.46%) Project Management
8 13 (8.78%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (8.11%) Load Balancing
9 12 (8.11%) Service Management
10 11 (7.43%) Requirements Gathering
11 10 (6.76%) Converged Infrastructure
11 10 (6.76%) eTOM
11 10 (6.76%) Network Virtualisation
11 10 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (6.08%) Change Control
12 9 (6.08%) Open Source
12 9 (6.08%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 25 (16.89%) SQL
3 14 (9.46%) Python
4 11 (7.43%) C
5 8 (5.41%) C++
6 6 (4.05%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.70%) Perl
8 3 (2.03%) AWK
8 3 (2.03%) sed
9 2 (1.35%) Tcl
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (16.89%) Degree
2 20 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (10.81%) CCNP
4 13 (8.78%) MCSE
4 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (8.11%) MCSA
6 10 (6.76%) CCNA
7 8 (5.41%) Master's Degree
7 8 (5.41%) PhD
8 5 (3.38%) DBS Check
9 4 (2.70%) CISM
9 4 (2.70%) CISSP
10 3 (2.03%) RHCE
10 3 (2.03%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.35%) MCP
11 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.38%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.70%) GDPR
3 4 (2.70%) SLA
4 3 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.03%) NIST
5 2 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (60.81%) Active Directory
2 71 (47.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (35.81%) Hyper-V
4 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 20 (13.51%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (9.46%) XenApp
5 14 (9.46%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.38%) KVM
7 5 (3.38%) Samba
7 5 (3.38%) vSphere
8 3 (2.03%) Firmware
8 3 (2.03%) NFS
8 3 (2.03%) OCFS2
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.03%) Postfix
8 3 (2.03%) qmail
8 3 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (2.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (16.22%) Ansible
2 22 (14.86%) SCCM
3 15 (10.14%) WSUS
4 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (7.43%) NetBackup
5 11 (7.43%) Puppet
6 10 (6.76%) HAProxy
6 10 (6.76%) Kubernetes
6 10 (6.76%) SCOM
6 10 (6.76%) vRealize
7 9 (6.08%) Backup Exec
7 9 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (3.38%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (2.03%) SELinux
10 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.35%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 91 (61.49%) VMware
2 53 (35.81%) Microsoft
3 46 (31.08%) Cisco
4 27 (18.24%) Veeam
5 25 (16.89%) EMC
6 22 (14.86%) Dell
6 22 (14.86%) Red Hat
7 18 (12.16%) F5
8 16 (10.81%) Citrix
9 13 (8.78%) Oracle
10 11 (7.43%) HP
11 10 (6.76%) IBM
11 10 (6.76%) Infoblox
11 10 (6.76%) NetApp
11 10 (6.76%) SonicWALL
12 9 (6.08%) CheckPoint
12 9 (6.08%) Ivanti
12 9 (6.08%) Remedy
12 9 (6.08%) ServiceNow
13 7 (4.73%) Avaya