Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 646 675 648
Rank change year-on-year +29 -27 -133
Permanent jobs citing NAS 485 598 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 2.27% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 417 472 551
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,550 £29,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -5.88%

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 22,866 26,396 28,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 15.16% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17,223 20,883 22,905
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,775 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 +3 453 £45,000 -5.26% 106
UK excluding London +63 333 £41,000 +1.23% 103
London -19 142 £52,500 -4.55% 15
South East +9 93 £45,000 -2.17% 23
Midlands +61 84 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North of England +14 68 £37,500 -11.76% 33
East Midlands +53 50 £37,500 +15.38% 3
South West +10 48 £41,000 -3.53% 14
West Midlands +31 34 £42,500 - 12
Yorkshire +4 28 £35,000 -17.65% 13
North West +19 26 £40,500 +8.00% 15
East of England +46 15 £38,500 -3.75% 6
Scotland +14 15 £35,000 +54.87% 7
North East +21 14 £39,500 +21.54% 5
Wales +10 5 £32,500 -14.47% 5
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 392 (80.82%) SAN
2 335 (69.07%) Windows
3 270 (55.67%) Active Directory
4 264 (54.43%) Microsoft
5 254 (52.37%) VMware
6 237 (48.87%) Windows Server
7 183 (37.73%) Cisco
8 179 (36.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 161 (33.20%) Firewall
10 160 (32.99%) SQL Server
11 157 (32.37%) Hyper-V
12 151 (31.13%) Linux
13 150 (30.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 149 (30.72%) Office 365
15 123 (25.36%) Microsoft Azure
16 114 (23.51%) DNS
17 113 (23.30%) Citrix
17 113 (23.30%) ITIL
18 107 (22.06%) MS Exchange
19 103 (21.24%) SQL
19 103 (21.24%) Data Centre
20 102 (21.03%) TCP/IP
21 94 (19.38%) DHCP
22 91 (18.76%) PowerShell
23 83 (17.11%) iSCSI
24 81 (16.70%) WAN
25 79 (16.29%) Windows Server 2012
26 78 (16.08%) LAN
26 78 (16.08%) Cisco Certification
26 78 (16.08%) 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
1 107 (22.06%) MS Exchange
2 77 (15.88%) SharePoint
3 44 (9.07%) Skype for Business
4 36 (7.42%) IIS
5 30 (6.19%) Apache
6 26 (5.36%) Tomcat
7 17 (3.51%) SAS
8 16 (3.30%) JBoss
9 15 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (3.09%) WebLogic
10 12 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (2.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 12 (2.47%) WebSphere
11 10 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.82%) WordPress
13 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.21%) Appian
15 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 63 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Autodesk Smoke
Business Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Workfront
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 149 (30.72%) Office 365
2 123 (25.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (7.84%) IaaS
5 24 (4.95%) PaaS
5 24 (4.95%) SaaS
6 22 (4.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.24%) Azure Stack
8 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.62%) GitHub
9 3 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.21%) G Suite
11 1 (0.21%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.21%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 392 (80.82%) SAN
2 161 (33.20%) Firewall
3 114 (23.51%) DNS
4 102 (21.03%) TCP/IP
5 94 (19.38%) DHCP
6 83 (17.11%) iSCSI
7 81 (16.70%) WAN
8 78 (16.08%) LAN
9 67 (13.81%) VoIP
10 58 (11.96%) VPN
11 51 (10.52%) VLAN
12 49 (10.10%) Cisco ASA
13 43 (8.87%) Fibre Channel
14 37 (7.63%) FCoE
15 35 (7.22%) Wi-Fi
16 32 (6.60%) Wireless
17 31 (6.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 29 (5.98%) Internet
19 25 (5.15%) NetScaler
20 24 (4.95%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (32.99%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.12%) MySQL
3 18 (3.71%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.68%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.03%) Big Data
9 5 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.44%) MSI
2 6 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.62%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.41%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.41%) TestLink
6 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.21%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (8.66%) Finance
2 31 (6.39%) Legal
3 19 (3.92%) Marketing
4 14 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.27%) Law
6 10 (2.06%) Advertising
7 9 (1.86%) Banking
8 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.03%) Electronics
10 5 (1.03%) Military
10 5 (1.03%) Retail
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 141 (29.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 68 (14.02%) Analyst
3 47 (9.69%) Administrator
4 42 (8.66%) Support Engineer
5 40 (8.25%) Support Analyst
6 38 (7.84%) Architect
7 35 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
8 34 (7.01%) IT Engineer
9 33 (6.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (6.60%) IT Support
11 31 (6.39%) 3rd Line Support
12 28 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 25 (5.15%) Network Engineer
14 24 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 22 (4.54%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (4.12%) IT Analyst
17 19 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
17 19 (3.92%) IT Manager
17 19 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
18 18 (3.71%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.74%) LDAP
2 16 (3.30%) Middleware
3 12 (2.47%) LAMP
4 7 (1.44%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.03%) Spring
6 4 (0.82%) Django
6 4 (0.82%) Web Services
7 3 (0.62%) Flash
7 3 (0.62%) JSON
8 2 (0.41%) .NET
8 2 (0.41%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.21%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.21%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 103 (21.24%) Data Centre
2 63 (12.99%) Clustering
3 49 (10.10%) Replication
4 37 (7.63%) Management Information System
5 27 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.74%) Public Cloud
7 18 (3.71%) Fat Client
7 18 (3.71%) Thin Client
8 17 (3.51%) Driving Licence
9 15 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.06%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.24%) Life Science
14 5 (1.03%) Blackberry
14 5 (1.03%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.62%) EMC VMAX
15 3 (0.62%) Handset
15 3 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 335 (69.07%) Windows
2 237 (48.87%) Windows Server
3 151 (31.13%) Linux
4 79 (16.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (7.84%) Unix
7 37 (7.63%) Windows 10
8 31 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (5.77%) CentOS
10 25 (5.15%) Windows 7
11 24 (4.95%) AIX
12 13 (2.68%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.47%) Android
13 12 (2.47%) Mac OS
14 11 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.65%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.65%) Solaris
16 7 (1.44%) VMS
17 6 (1.24%) Debian
17 6 (1.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (30.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 113 (23.30%) ITIL
3 71 (14.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (8.25%) Change Control
5 36 (7.42%) Migration
5 36 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (7.01%) Service Delivery
7 33 (6.80%) Infrastructure Management
8 32 (6.60%) Problem Management
8 32 (6.60%) Project Management
9 31 (6.39%) Load Balancing
10 30 (6.19%) DevOps
10 30 (6.19%) Mentoring
11 29 (5.98%) Network Monitoring
11 29 (5.98%) Virtual Environments
12 28 (5.77%) Configuration Management
12 28 (5.77%) Service Management
13 27 (5.57%) Presales
14 26 (5.36%) Storage Management
15 25 (5.15%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 103 (21.24%) SQL
2 91 (18.76%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.95%) Shell Script
4 22 (4.54%) Bash Shell
5 20 (4.12%) Python
6 18 (3.71%) Java
7 17 (3.51%) Perl
8 7 (1.44%) PHP
9 4 (0.82%) C
9 4 (0.82%) Ruby
10 3 (0.62%) VBScript
11 1 (0.21%) ABAP
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (16.08%) Cisco Certification
1 78 (16.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (12.78%) CCNA
3 58 (11.96%) MCSE
4 42 (8.66%) MCSA
5 41 (8.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (6.80%) Degree
7 25 (5.15%) Security Cleared
8 21 (4.33%) CCNP
9 17 (3.51%) A+ Certification
10 16 (3.30%) SC Cleared
11 12 (2.47%) MCP
12 11 (2.27%) MCITP
13 8 (1.65%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.44%) PMI Certification
14 7 (1.44%) PMP
15 6 (1.24%) AWS Certification
15 6 (1.24%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (1.24%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.07%) SLA
2 8 (1.65%) GDPR
2 8 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.24%) QA
5 4 (0.82%) PMO
6 2 (0.41%) GAMP
6 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.41%) NIST
6 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.41%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 270 (55.67%) Active Directory
2 179 (36.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (32.37%) Hyper-V
4 66 (13.61%) vSphere
5 47 (9.69%) XenApp
6 39 (8.04%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (7.84%) XenDesktop
8 22 (4.54%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (3.71%) NFS
11 17 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (2.27%) Firmware
13 10 (2.06%) Docker
14 8 (1.65%) VMware NSX
15 7 (1.44%) KVM
15 7 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (1.44%) Samba
15 7 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (1.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (15.46%) SCCM
2 36 (7.42%) WSUS
3 30 (6.19%) Puppet
4 28 (5.77%) Backup Exec
5 26 (5.36%) SCOM
6 22 (4.54%) Ansible
7 18 (3.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 17 (3.51%) vCenter Server
9 14 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (2.06%) SCVMM
11 9 (1.86%) Data Guard
11 9 (1.86%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.86%) SCDPM
12 6 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.82%) FortiGate
15 3 (0.62%) SnapMirror
15 3 (0.62%) Terraform
15 3 (0.62%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 264 (54.43%) Microsoft
2 254 (52.37%) VMware
3 183 (37.73%) Cisco
4 113 (23.30%) Citrix
5 76 (15.67%) NetApp
6 65 (13.40%) HP
7 56 (11.55%) Dell
7 56 (11.55%) Red Hat
8 47 (9.69%) Veeam
9 45 (9.28%) Oracle
10 38 (7.84%) EMC
11 31 (6.39%) SolarWinds
12 27 (5.57%) Apple
13 24 (4.95%) CheckPoint
14 19 (3.92%) Dell Compellent
15 18 (3.71%) Juniper
16 14 (2.89%) ServiceNow
17 12 (2.47%) Meraki
17 12 (2.47%) OutSystems
17 12 (2.47%) Symantec