Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 663 700 710
Rank change year-on-year +37 +10 -91
Permanent jobs citing NAS 345 458 552
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.03% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 319 396 478
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% -6.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,375 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17,791 22,546 26,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.12% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,975 17,462 21,321
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 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 +20 316 £47,500 +9.20% 52
UK excluding London +44 238 £42,500 - 51
London +52 105 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South East +33 83 £43,136 -4.14% 16
Midlands +62 53 £45,000 +5.88% 12
East Midlands +38 38 £45,000 -5.26% 4
South West +53 37 £42,500 +3.66% 8
North of England +25 25 £45,577 +21.54% 3
Work from Home +26 23 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Northern Ireland - 22 £32,000 - 1
North West +37 18 £50,000 +33.33% 3
West Midlands +40 14 £37,500 -11.76% 8
East of England +43 12 £45,000 +15.19% 6
Scotland +45 6 £65,000 +69.93% 3
Yorkshire +20 6 £41,250 +10.00%
North East +1 1 £43,653 +10.51%
Wales -14 1 £37,000 -12.94% 3

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 296 (85.80%) SAN
2 225 (65.22%) Windows
3 212 (61.45%) Active Directory
4 188 (54.49%) Microsoft
5 187 (54.20%) VMware
6 153 (44.35%) Windows Server
7 147 (42.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 142 (41.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 118 (34.20%) DNS
10 116 (33.62%) Hyper-V
11 109 (31.59%) Firewall
12 107 (31.01%) DHCP
13 103 (29.86%) TCP/IP
13 103 (29.86%) Azure
14 100 (28.99%) Data Centre
15 93 (26.96%) Cisco
16 90 (26.09%) SQL Server
17 87 (25.22%) Office 365
18 85 (24.64%) WAN
19 81 (23.48%) PowerShell
20 80 (23.19%) SCCM
21 79 (22.90%) LAN
21 79 (22.90%) Linux
22 69 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
23 61 (17.68%) Citrix
24 60 (17.39%) SQL
25 59 (17.10%) Disaster Recovery
26 56 (16.23%) MS Exchange
27 54 (15.65%) AWS
28 52 (15.07%) iSCSI

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 56 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.01%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.96%) Skype for Business
4 21 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.32%) IIS
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.58%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.58%) WordPress
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (0.58%) Avid Media Composer
2 2 (0.58%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.29%) InDesign
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (29.86%) Azure
2 87 (25.22%) Office 365
3 54 (15.65%) AWS
4 16 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.90%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (1.74%) GCP
8 5 (1.45%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.45%) SaaS
9 4 (1.16%) IaaS
9 4 (1.16%) PaaS
9 4 (1.16%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.16%) PowerApps
9 4 (1.16%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.87%) G Suite
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.29%) AtomSphere
11 1 (0.29%) Boomi
11 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 296 (85.80%) SAN
2 118 (34.20%) DNS
3 109 (31.59%) Firewall
4 107 (31.01%) DHCP
5 103 (29.86%) TCP/IP
6 85 (24.64%) WAN
7 79 (22.90%) LAN
8 52 (15.07%) iSCSI
9 50 (14.49%) VoIP
10 49 (14.20%) Wireless
11 48 (13.91%) VPN
12 38 (11.01%) VLAN
13 31 (8.99%) SMTP
14 30 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
15 28 (8.12%) SSH
16 18 (5.22%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (5.22%) NetScaler
16 18 (5.22%) SNMP
16 18 (5.22%) VSAN
17 17 (4.93%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 13 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.03%) Oracle Exadata
5 7 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.74%) MySQL
6 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.45%) Big Data
8 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.58%) GIS
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.58%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 7 (2.03%) WinDbg
2 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.58%) JIRA
3 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (11.59%) Finance
2 16 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.77%) Electronics
3 13 (3.77%) Law
4 12 (3.48%) Legal
5 11 (3.19%) Games
6 10 (2.90%) Retail
7 8 (2.32%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.45%) Banking
10 4 (1.16%) French Language
10 4 (1.16%) Marketing
11 2 (0.58%) Automotive
11 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Police
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (36.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 32 (9.28%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.83%) Junior
5 26 (7.54%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
7 22 (6.38%) Junior Unix Engineer
7 22 (6.38%) Unix Engineer
8 21 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (5.80%) IT Support
10 18 (5.22%) Project Engineer
11 17 (4.93%) Network Engineer
12 16 (4.64%) Administrator
12 16 (4.64%) Analyst
12 16 (4.64%) Consultant
12 16 (4.64%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 14 (4.06%) Architect
14 14 (4.06%) VMware Engineer
15 13 (3.77%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.74%) Flash
2 5 (1.45%) COM
3 4 (1.16%) Middleware
3 4 (1.16%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.58%) .NET
4 2 (0.58%) LDAP
4 2 (0.58%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.58%) XML
5 1 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.29%) JMS
5 1 (0.29%) JSON
5 1 (0.29%) LAMP
5 1 (0.29%) REST
5 1 (0.29%) SOAP
5 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 100 (28.99%) Data Centre
2 32 (9.28%) Management Information System
3 30 (8.70%) Clustering
4 17 (4.93%) Replication
5 16 (4.64%) Fat Client
5 16 (4.64%) Thin Client
6 13 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (3.19%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.90%) PKI
10 7 (2.03%) EMC VNX
10 7 (2.03%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (2.03%) Handset
10 7 (2.03%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.74%) Social Network
12 5 (1.45%) NHS
12 5 (1.45%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.16%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 225 (65.22%) Windows
2 153 (44.35%) Windows Server
3 79 (22.90%) Linux
4 69 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (12.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 30 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 26 (7.54%) Unix
8 25 (7.25%) Solaris
9 24 (6.96%) Ubuntu
10 20 (5.80%) Windows 7
11 12 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.19%) Mac OS
12 11 (3.19%) VMS
13 10 (2.90%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (1.74%) Android
14 6 (1.74%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (41.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (17.10%) Disaster Recovery
3 36 (10.43%) Computer Science
3 36 (10.43%) ITIL
4 34 (9.86%) Mentoring
5 29 (8.41%) Load Balancing
6 26 (7.54%) Capacity Planning
6 26 (7.54%) Decision-Making
6 26 (7.54%) High Availability
7 25 (7.25%) Configuration Management
8 23 (6.67%) Security Patching
8 23 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
9 22 (6.38%) Change Control
10 21 (6.09%) Presales
10 21 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (5.80%) Service Delivery
12 19 (5.51%) Migration
13 18 (5.22%) Infrastructure Management
13 18 (5.22%) Storage Management
14 14 (4.06%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (23.48%) PowerShell
2 60 (17.39%) SQL
3 37 (10.72%) Bash Shell
4 33 (9.57%) Python
5 31 (8.99%) Perl
6 7 (2.03%) C#
6 7 (2.03%) VBScript
7 5 (1.45%) Java
8 4 (1.16%) VB
9 3 (0.87%) C
10 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) Go
11 1 (0.29%) Groovy
11 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (12.75%) MCSE
3 42 (12.17%) Degree
4 26 (7.54%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (6.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (4.93%) CCNP
7 16 (4.64%) MCSA
8 10 (2.90%) CCNA
8 10 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.61%) DBS Check
9 9 (2.61%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.32%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (2.03%) CISM
11 7 (2.03%) CISSP
12 5 (1.45%) CCSP
12 5 (1.45%) CCVP
12 5 (1.45%) Master's Degree
12 5 (1.45%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.16%) Avaya Certification
13 4 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.48%) GDPR
3 11 (3.19%) SLA
4 10 (2.90%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.58%) QA
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.29%) GxP
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.29%) NIST
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 212 (61.45%) Active Directory
2 147 (42.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (33.62%) Hyper-V
4 36 (10.43%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (9.57%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (7.54%) NFS
7 24 (6.96%) vSphere
8 14 (4.06%) Firmware
8 14 (4.06%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (4.06%) XenApp
9 8 (2.32%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.32%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.16%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.87%) Docker
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.87%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.87%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 80 (23.19%) SCCM
2 36 (10.43%) WSUS
3 26 (7.54%) Puppet
4 18 (5.22%) SCOM
5 14 (4.06%) SCVMM
6 13 (3.77%) vCenter Server
7 12 (3.48%) Ansible
7 12 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.16%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.87%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.87%) Nagios
12 2 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.58%) EMC VPLEX
12 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle Flashback
12 2 (0.58%) Salt
12 2 (0.58%) SnapMirror
12 2 (0.58%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 188 (54.49%) Microsoft
2 187 (54.20%) VMware
3 93 (26.96%) Cisco
4 61 (17.68%) Citrix
5 44 (12.75%) NetApp
6 43 (12.46%) Veeam
7 30 (8.70%) EMC
8 29 (8.41%) HP
9 24 (6.96%) Dell
10 21 (6.09%) Oracle
11 20 (5.80%) CheckPoint
12 16 (4.64%) 3PAR
13 15 (4.35%) Red Hat
14 12 (3.48%) SolarWinds
15 11 (3.19%) Brocade
15 11 (3.19%) Dell Compellent
16 10 (2.90%) Arista
16 10 (2.90%) Veritas
17 9 (2.61%) Apple
17 9 (2.61%) Emulex