Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 716 693 597
Rank change year-on-year -23 -96 -58
Permanent jobs citing NAS 411 566 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 2.11% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 346 472 584
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £79,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -6.98%

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 22,651 26,828 29,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.22% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,725 21,661 23,676
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -23 387 £43,000 -9.47% 77
UK excluding London +22 259 £42,500 +3.66% 58
London -33 136 £60,000 +9.09% 22
South East +34 95 £45,000 - 24
North of England +62 68 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Midlands +23 41 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Yorkshire +41 34 £40,000 -27.27% 5
North West +50 29 £37,500 -3.23% 4
West Midlands +27 25 £40,000 +14.29% 8
South West -6 23 £39,250 -7.65% 5
East of England +24 19 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +34 16 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Wales +17 8 £42,500 +1.19% 1
North East +8 5 £35,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
Scotland +6 3 £35,000 -3.45% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 342 (83.21%) SAN
2 254 (61.80%) Windows
3 234 (56.93%) VMware
4 218 (53.04%) Active Directory
5 211 (51.34%) Microsoft
6 177 (43.07%) Windows Server
7 159 (38.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 148 (36.01%) Cisco
9 145 (35.28%) Firewall
10 124 (30.17%) SQL Server
11 115 (27.98%) Citrix
12 113 (27.49%) Linux
13 107 (26.03%) TCP/IP
13 107 (26.03%) Office 365
14 106 (25.79%) Hyper-V
15 99 (24.09%) WAN
16 98 (23.84%) SQL
17 97 (23.60%) DNS
18 95 (23.11%) NetApp
19 94 (22.87%) ITIL
19 94 (22.87%) Data Centre
20 93 (22.63%) LAN
21 88 (21.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 86 (20.92%) Microsoft Certification
23 85 (20.68%) Windows Server 2012
24 81 (19.71%) MS Exchange
25 80 (19.46%) DHCP
26 75 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
27 73 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
27 73 (17.76%) VPN

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 81 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 47 (11.44%) IIS
3 42 (10.22%) SharePoint
4 20 (4.87%) Apache
4 20 (4.87%) Tomcat
5 19 (4.62%) Skype for Business
6 18 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.46%) JBoss
10 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (0.97%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.73%) Confluence
11 3 (0.73%) SAS
12 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
Applications
1 36 (8.76%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.24%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 107 (26.03%) Office 365
2 73 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (7.54%) IaaS
5 17 (4.14%) SaaS
6 12 (2.92%) PaaS
7 8 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.70%) GitHub
8 7 (1.70%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.24%) Route 53
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 342 (83.21%) SAN
2 145 (35.28%) Firewall
3 107 (26.03%) TCP/IP
4 99 (24.09%) WAN
5 97 (23.60%) DNS
6 93 (22.63%) LAN
7 80 (19.46%) DHCP
8 73 (17.76%) VPN
9 71 (17.27%) iSCSI
10 58 (14.11%) VoIP
11 50 (12.17%) VLAN
12 47 (11.44%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (10.95%) Wireless
14 43 (10.46%) FCoE
15 41 (9.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 39 (9.49%) Fibre Channel
17 38 (9.25%) Multicast
18 35 (8.52%) IPsec
19 33 (8.03%) OSPF
20 31 (7.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (30.17%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (4.62%) MySQL
4 14 (3.41%) DB2
4 14 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.16%) RDBMS
5 13 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.19%) Big Data
7 9 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.73%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.22%) MSI
2 3 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.73%) JIRA
3 2 (0.49%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.24%) FishEye
4 1 (0.24%) FogBugz
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (10.46%) Finance
2 12 (2.92%) Advertising
3 11 (2.68%) Banking
4 10 (2.43%) Law
4 10 (2.43%) Military
5 6 (1.46%) Billing
6 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.97%) Games
7 4 (0.97%) Marketing
8 3 (0.73%) Automotive
8 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.73%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (10.95%) Architect
3 39 (9.49%) Support Engineer
4 38 (9.25%) Network Engineer
5 35 (8.52%) Administrator
6 28 (6.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 23 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (5.35%) Analyst
8 22 (5.35%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (5.11%) Systems Engineer
10 20 (4.87%) IT Engineer
11 19 (4.62%) Support Analyst
12 18 (4.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
14 16 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
15 14 (3.41%) Consultant
15 14 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
15 14 (3.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 14 (3.41%) Linux Engineer
16 13 (3.16%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.87%) LDAP
2 12 (2.92%) Middleware
3 7 (1.70%) HTML
4 6 (1.46%) Flash
5 5 (1.22%) CSS
5 5 (1.22%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.97%) LAMP
6 4 (0.97%) Web Services
7 2 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.49%) JSON
7 2 (0.49%) WSH
7 2 (0.49%) YAML
8 1 (0.24%) .NET
8 1 (0.24%) COM
8 1 (0.24%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.24%) XML
8 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 94 (22.87%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.27%) Replication
4 27 (6.57%) Clustering
5 20 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.62%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.92%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.43%) PKI
10 8 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.95%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.95%) iSeries
10 8 (1.95%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.70%) AS400
12 6 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.97%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.97%) FlexPod
13 4 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.73%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 254 (61.80%) Windows
2 177 (43.07%) Windows Server
3 113 (27.49%) Linux
4 85 (20.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (7.79%) Unix
7 31 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (6.33%) Windows 10
9 21 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (4.62%) Windows 7
11 14 (3.41%) Solaris
12 12 (2.92%) AIX
13 11 (2.68%) Windows 8
14 9 (2.19%) CentOS
15 6 (1.46%) Android
15 6 (1.46%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.46%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (22.87%) ITIL
2 88 (21.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 71 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (15.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (10.22%) Service Delivery
6 39 (9.49%) Load Balancing
7 36 (8.76%) Change Control
7 36 (8.76%) Change Management
7 36 (8.76%) Mentoring
8 34 (8.27%) Network Monitoring
9 33 (8.03%) Project Management
10 29 (7.06%) Storage Management
11 27 (6.57%) Migration
12 26 (6.33%) Information Security
13 25 (6.08%) Presales
14 24 (5.84%) Service Management
15 21 (5.11%) High Availability
16 20 (4.87%) Data Protection
17 19 (4.62%) Network Optimisation
18 18 (4.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (23.84%) SQL
2 59 (14.36%) PowerShell
3 28 (6.81%) Python
4 18 (4.38%) Perl
5 14 (3.41%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.19%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.95%) Java
7 8 (1.95%) VB
8 6 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.46%) RPG
8 6 (1.46%) RPG IV
9 5 (1.22%) Ruby
10 3 (0.73%) C
11 1 (0.24%) PHP
11 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (20.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (14.36%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (10.95%) MCSE
4 40 (9.73%) CCNA
5 34 (8.27%) Degree
6 30 (7.30%) MCSA
7 29 (7.06%) CCNP
8 27 (6.57%) MCITP
8 27 (6.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (4.87%) Security Cleared
10 12 (2.92%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.43%) MCP
12 9 (2.19%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.95%) DBS Check
13 8 (1.95%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.95%) VCP6
14 7 (1.70%) MCDST
14 7 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (1.46%) MCDBA
16 4 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.60%) SLA
2 12 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.46%) PMO
4 2 (0.49%) COBIT
4 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.49%) GDPR
4 2 (0.49%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.49%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) GAMP
5 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 218 (53.04%) Active Directory
2 159 (38.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (25.79%) Hyper-V
4 54 (13.14%) vSphere
5 44 (10.71%) XenApp
6 36 (8.76%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (8.52%) XenDesktop
8 21 (5.11%) NFS
9 17 (4.14%) Firmware
10 16 (3.89%) KVM
10 16 (3.89%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (2.19%) Xen
12 9 (2.19%) XenServer
13 8 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (1.95%) SRDF
14 6 (1.46%) Docker
14 6 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (1.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 52 (12.65%) SCCM
2 21 (5.11%) Backup Exec
2 21 (5.11%) Puppet
3 18 (4.38%) Ansible
3 18 (4.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 17 (4.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 15 (3.65%) SCOM
5 15 (3.65%) vCenter Server
6 14 (3.41%) WSUS
7 12 (2.92%) NetBackup
7 12 (2.92%) SCDPM
8 10 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.43%) SCVMM
9 9 (2.19%) Data Guard
9 9 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.95%) FortiGate
10 8 (1.95%) Kubernetes
10 8 (1.95%) Nagios
11 7 (1.70%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (1.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 234 (56.93%) VMware
2 211 (51.34%) Microsoft
3 148 (36.01%) Cisco
4 115 (27.98%) Citrix
5 95 (23.11%) NetApp
6 58 (14.11%) Veeam
7 48 (11.68%) Oracle
8 47 (11.44%) CheckPoint
9 43 (10.46%) EMC
10 38 (9.25%) Red Hat
11 35 (8.52%) SolarWinds
12 34 (8.27%) HP
13 20 (4.87%) Avaya
14 19 (4.62%) Dell
14 19 (4.62%) IBM
15 13 (3.16%) Symantec
16 12 (2.92%) F5
17 11 (2.68%) Google
17 11 (2.68%) Juniper
17 11 (2.68%) Veritas