Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 656 682 660
Rank change year-on-year +26 -22 -22
Permanent jobs citing NAS 194 470 611
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 2.04% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 171 414 518
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,825 £29,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +15.85% -1.20% +3.75%

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 11,823 23,060 27,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,239 17,452 21,480
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 +39 174 £47,500 +5.56% 17
UK excluding London +76 150 £47,500 +15.85% 12
South East +103 43 £47,500 +4.40% 5
London +51 41 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Midlands +58 30 £43,750 +2.94% 1
South West +83 28 £50,000 +21.95%
East Midlands +42 24 £42,500 +13.33%
North of England +88 23 £57,500 +53.33% 4
North West +99 22 £60,000 +42.43% 4
Work from Home +79 20 £47,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 10 £30,000 -
Scotland +86 9 £55,000 +57.14%
East of England +96 8 £50,000 +29.87% 2
West Midlands +66 5 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Yorkshire +86 1 £55,000 +46.67%

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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.

1 162 (83.51%) SAN
2 122 (62.89%) Active Directory
3 115 (59.28%) Windows
4 105 (54.12%) Microsoft
5 96 (49.48%) VMware
6 73 (37.63%) Firewall
7 72 (37.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 72 (37.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 71 (36.60%) Data Centre
9 70 (36.08%) Windows Server
10 65 (33.51%) Hyper-V
11 64 (32.99%) DNS
11 64 (32.99%) Cisco
12 58 (29.90%) Linux
13 57 (29.38%) DHCP
14 53 (27.32%) SQL Server
15 50 (25.77%) WAN
16 49 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 46 (23.71%) Azure
17 46 (23.71%) TCP/IP
18 43 (22.16%) PowerShell
19 40 (20.62%) LAN
19 40 (20.62%) SQL
19 40 (20.62%) Disaster Recovery
20 37 (19.07%) SCCM
21 36 (18.56%) Office 365
22 35 (18.04%) Finance
23 32 (16.49%) Degree
24 31 (15.98%) iSCSI
24 31 (15.98%) Veeam

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 17 (8.76%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.70%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (4.64%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.03%) Apache
5 2 (1.03%) IIS
5 2 (1.03%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.52%) Avid Media Composer
2 1 (0.52%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (23.71%) Azure
2 36 (18.56%) Office 365
3 25 (12.89%) AWS
4 8 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (0.52%) G Suite
5 1 (0.52%) GCP
5 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 162 (83.51%) SAN
2 73 (37.63%) Firewall
3 64 (32.99%) DNS
4 57 (29.38%) DHCP
5 50 (25.77%) WAN
6 46 (23.71%) TCP/IP
7 40 (20.62%) LAN
8 31 (15.98%) iSCSI
8 31 (15.98%) Wireless
9 30 (15.46%) VoIP
10 24 (12.37%) VLAN
11 22 (11.34%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (11.34%) VPN
12 18 (9.28%) SMTP
13 15 (7.73%) BGP
14 14 (7.22%) OSPF
15 13 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (6.70%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (6.19%) SNMP
16 12 (6.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.64%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.64%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (3.09%) MySQL
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.55%) Big Data
7 2 (1.03%) GIS
7 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.03%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.52%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.52%) KDB
8 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (3.61%) WinDbg
2 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.52%) Redmine
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (18.04%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Games
2 8 (4.12%) Legal
3 7 (3.61%) Electronics
4 6 (3.09%) Law
5 5 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.55%) Banking
8 2 (1.03%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.52%) Automotive
9 1 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
9 1 (0.52%) Local Government
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) Police
Job Titles
1 64 (32.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (12.89%) IT Engineer
2 25 (12.89%) Network Engineer
3 18 (9.28%) Systems Engineer
4 15 (7.73%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.70%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.70%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (6.19%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) Security Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Administrator
8 10 (5.15%) Junior
8 10 (5.15%) Junior Unix Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Unix Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Consultant
9 9 (4.64%) DBA
9 9 (4.64%) Project Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.12%) Flash
2 2 (1.03%) COM
2 2 (1.03%) Middleware
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) Caffe
3 1 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.52%) Java RMI
3 1 (0.52%) LAMP
3 1 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.52%) NumPy
3 1 (0.52%) PyTorch
3 1 (0.52%) TensorFlow
3 1 (0.52%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (36.60%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.79%) Clustering
3 15 (7.73%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.12%) Handset
5 8 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.12%) PKI
6 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.61%) Private Cloud
7 6 (3.09%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.09%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.58%) Life Science
9 4 (2.06%) Replication
9 4 (2.06%) Social Network
10 3 (1.55%) FMCG
11 2 (1.03%) iPad
11 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 115 (59.28%) Windows
2 70 (36.08%) Windows Server
3 58 (29.90%) Linux
4 49 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.70%) Unix
8 12 (6.19%) Solaris
9 11 (5.67%) Ubuntu
10 9 (4.64%) Windows 7
11 8 (4.12%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (4.12%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (1.55%) Android
13 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.55%) Debian
13 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (37.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (20.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (15.46%) Computer Science
4 25 (12.89%) High Availability
5 24 (12.37%) Mentoring
6 23 (11.86%) Virtual Environments
7 21 (10.82%) Decision-Making
7 21 (10.82%) Security Patching
8 16 (8.25%) Load Balancing
9 15 (7.73%) Change Control
9 15 (7.73%) ITIL
9 15 (7.73%) Systems Engineering
10 13 (6.70%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (6.19%) Patch Management
12 11 (5.67%) Capacity Management
12 11 (5.67%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.15%) Server Management
13 10 (5.15%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.64%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.16%) PowerShell
2 40 (20.62%) SQL
3 20 (10.31%) Bash Shell
3 20 (10.31%) Python
4 18 (9.28%) Perl
5 7 (3.61%) VBScript
6 5 (2.58%) C#
7 2 (1.03%) C
7 2 (1.03%) C++
7 2 (1.03%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.52%) C-shell
8 1 (0.52%) Go
8 1 (0.52%) Korn
8 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (16.49%) Degree
2 26 (13.40%) MCSE
2 26 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (11.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.70%) CCNP
6 9 (4.64%) DBS Check
7 7 (3.61%) CISM
7 7 (3.61%) CISSP
8 6 (3.09%) CCNA
8 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.09%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.58%) CCSP
9 5 (2.58%) CCVP
9 5 (2.58%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (2.06%) Master's Degree
10 4 (2.06%) MCSA
11 3 (1.55%) HND
12 2 (1.03%) MCSD
12 2 (1.03%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.15%) GDPR
3 8 (4.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.12%) SLA
4 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 122 (62.89%) Active Directory
2 72 (37.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (33.51%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.82%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.70%) NFS
7 11 (5.67%) Firmware
8 9 (4.64%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (3.09%) vSphere
9 6 (3.09%) XenApp
10 4 (2.06%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.55%) Docker
11 3 (1.55%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.03%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.52%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.52%) LXC
13 1 (0.52%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.52%) zsh
Systems Management
1 37 (19.07%) SCCM
2 19 (9.79%) WSUS
3 15 (7.73%) SCOM
4 14 (7.22%) SCVMM
5 10 (5.15%) Ansible
5 10 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (5.15%) Puppet
6 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.06%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.03%) Nagios
8 2 (1.03%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.52%) Icinga
9 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.52%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.52%) Rancher
9 1 (0.52%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 105 (54.12%) Microsoft
2 96 (49.48%) VMware
3 64 (32.99%) Cisco
4 31 (15.98%) Veeam
5 24 (12.37%) Citrix
6 22 (11.34%) NetApp
7 21 (10.82%) CheckPoint
8 17 (8.76%) HP
9 16 (8.25%) Red Hat
10 14 (7.22%) 3PAR
10 14 (7.22%) Oracle
11 13 (6.70%) Fortinet
12 12 (6.19%) Dell
12 12 (6.19%) Palo Alto
13 9 (4.64%) F5
14 7 (3.61%) Arista
14 7 (3.61%) Brocade
14 7 (3.61%) Emulex
15 6 (3.09%) CommVault
15 6 (3.09%) Zerto