Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 634 504
Rank change year-on-year -35 -130 -55
Permanent jobs citing NAS 574 649 1,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.38% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 2.35% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 470 538 961
UK median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,127
% change year-on-year +1.25% -0.32% +0.32%

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 26,177 27,595 34,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.99% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,814 22,483 28,209
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £25,913 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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 -33 542 £46,250 +2.78% 70
UK excluding London -44 308 £40,500 +1.25% 49
London -41 243 £55,000 -12.00% 23
South East +14 107 £41,500 -2.35% 16
North of England +10 68 £42,500 +8.28% 9
East of England -7 47 £40,000 - 8
Midlands -5 44 £42,500 +8.97% 10
South West +4 38 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire -1 38 £43,750 +25.00% 5
West Midlands -8 31 £42,500 +8.97% 2
North West +7 25 £37,500 -11.76% 4
East Midlands +2 13 £30,000 -25.00% 8
Scotland -53 8 £22,600 -40.53% 1
North East - 5 £32,500 -
Wales +4 3 £30,500 -28.24% 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 526 (91.64%) SAN
2 380 (66.20%) Windows
3 352 (61.32%) VMware
4 294 (51.22%) Active Directory
5 252 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 235 (40.94%) Microsoft
7 223 (38.85%) Linux
8 216 (37.63%) Windows Server
9 199 (34.67%) Firewall
10 193 (33.62%) SQL Server
11 181 (31.53%) Cisco
12 167 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
13 164 (28.57%) TCP/IP
14 163 (28.40%) Microsoft Azure
15 155 (27.00%) DNS
16 151 (26.31%) SQL
17 138 (24.04%) Office 365
18 137 (23.87%) Hyper-V
19 133 (23.17%) ITIL
20 123 (21.43%) PowerShell
20 123 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
21 118 (20.56%) Windows Server 2012
22 117 (20.38%) Citrix
23 116 (20.21%) Finance
24 113 (19.69%) Red Hat
25 107 (18.64%) Disaster Recovery
25 107 (18.64%) Data Centre
26 99 (17.25%) DHCP
27 92 (16.03%) MS Exchange
27 92 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 92 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 66 (11.50%) SharePoint
3 60 (10.45%) Apache
4 51 (8.89%) IIS
5 50 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (8.54%) Tomcat
7 45 (7.84%) JBoss
8 44 (7.67%) WebSphere
9 41 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 40 (6.97%) Skype for Business
11 38 (6.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 37 (6.45%) WebLogic
13 29 (5.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 21 (3.66%) OpenStack
15 15 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
16 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
17 7 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.70%) CloudStack
Applications
1 45 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (0.52%) LibreOffice
3 3 (0.52%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.05%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 167 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (28.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (24.04%) Office 365
4 68 (11.85%) SaaS
5 45 (7.84%) IaaS
6 34 (5.92%) PaaS
7 21 (3.66%) Mimecast
8 18 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (2.61%) G Suite
10 10 (1.74%) GitHub
11 9 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (1.05%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 526 (91.64%) SAN
2 199 (34.67%) Firewall
3 164 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 155 (27.00%) DNS
5 99 (17.25%) DHCP
6 91 (15.85%) WAN
7 82 (14.29%) LAN
8 69 (12.02%) iSCSI
9 67 (11.67%) VPN
10 65 (11.32%) VLAN
11 50 (8.71%) HTTP
12 39 (6.79%) Internet
13 36 (6.27%) Fibre Channel
14 35 (6.10%) WLAN
15 34 (5.92%) Network Security
16 31 (5.40%) Remote Desktop
17 29 (5.05%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (4.53%) MPLS
18 26 (4.53%) Skype
19 23 (4.01%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (33.62%) SQL Server
2 71 (12.37%) MySQL
3 44 (7.67%) Relational Database
4 43 (7.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (5.92%) RDBMS
6 23 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (3.83%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (1.39%) Big Data
11 6 (1.05%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (1.57%) Subversion
2 7 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.87%) ClearCase
3 5 (0.87%) LabVIEW
3 5 (0.87%) MSI
4 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.35%) Ant
5 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.35%) Chocolatey
5 2 (0.35%) Gatling
5 2 (0.35%) GitLab
5 2 (0.35%) Maven
5 2 (0.35%) NeoLoad
5 2 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.17%) Hudson
6 1 (0.17%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 116 (20.21%) Finance
2 26 (4.53%) Law
3 22 (3.83%) Marketing
4 20 (3.48%) Legal
5 12 (2.09%) Retail
6 10 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.22%) Electronics
7 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.05%) Games
9 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 5 (0.87%) Banking
9 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.87%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.70%) Back Office
10 4 (0.70%) French Language
10 4 (0.70%) German Language
11 2 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (15.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (11.32%) Consultant
3 64 (11.15%) Administrator
4 58 (10.10%) Support Engineer
5 53 (9.23%) Analyst
6 44 (7.67%) Linux Engineer
7 43 (7.49%) Architect
8 37 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
9 35 (6.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 34 (5.92%) Windows Engineer
11 30 (5.23%) Server Engineer
12 27 (4.70%) IT Support
13 23 (4.01%) VMware Engineer
14 22 (3.83%) IT Engineer
15 21 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 21 (3.66%) DBA
15 21 (3.66%) Linux Support
15 21 (3.66%) Server Support
15 21 (3.66%) Storage Engineer
15 21 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.45%) LDAP
2 42 (7.32%) .NET
3 40 (6.97%) Middleware
4 39 (6.79%) LAMP
5 19 (3.31%) Web Services
6 8 (1.39%) J2EE
7 6 (1.05%) WCF
7 6 (1.05%) WSH
8 5 (0.87%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.87%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.87%) STL
9 4 (0.70%) ATL
10 2 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.35%) JSON
10 2 (0.35%) OAuth
10 2 (0.35%) POSIX
10 2 (0.35%) RESTful
11 1 (0.17%) COM
11 1 (0.17%) Flash
11 1 (0.17%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 107 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 74 (12.89%) Replication
3 61 (10.63%) Clustering
4 32 (5.57%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (5.40%) Computer Science
6 29 (5.05%) Enterprise Storage
7 28 (4.88%) Public Cloud
8 25 (4.36%) HP StoreVirtual
9 24 (4.18%) Management Information System
9 24 (4.18%) Private Cloud
10 23 (4.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 21 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (3.48%) EMC VNX
13 14 (2.44%) Blackberry
14 11 (1.92%) Fat Client
14 11 (1.92%) Thin Client
15 10 (1.74%) Driving Licence
15 10 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 380 (66.20%) Windows
2 223 (38.85%) Linux
3 216 (37.63%) Windows Server
4 123 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (20.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (10.98%) Windows 10
8 57 (9.93%) Unix
9 49 (8.54%) Windows 7
10 34 (5.92%) AIX
11 32 (5.57%) Windows 8
12 30 (5.23%) Solaris
13 27 (4.70%) CentOS
14 22 (3.83%) Debian
15 19 (3.31%) Mac OS X
15 19 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.22%) HPUX
16 7 (1.22%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.87%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (23.17%) ITIL
2 107 (18.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 58 (10.10%) Migration
4 55 (9.58%) Capacity Planning
4 55 (9.58%) Project Management
5 52 (9.06%) Capacity Management
5 52 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (8.19%) Presales
7 45 (7.84%) Change Control
8 41 (7.14%) High Availability
9 35 (6.10%) Configuration Management
9 35 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (5.75%) Change Management
10 33 (5.75%) Service Management
11 32 (5.57%) Patch Management
12 31 (5.40%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 31 (5.40%) Web Operations
13 29 (5.05%) Collaborative Working
14 27 (4.70%) Mentoring
14 27 (4.70%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 151 (26.31%) SQL
2 123 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 65 (11.32%) Perl
4 47 (8.19%) Bash Shell
5 42 (7.32%) Python
6 36 (6.27%) Shell Script
7 28 (4.88%) Java
8 15 (2.61%) Ruby
9 12 (2.09%) C
10 11 (1.92%) PHP
11 10 (1.74%) VBScript
12 8 (1.39%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.22%) VB
14 6 (1.05%) C++
15 5 (0.87%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.87%) Tcl
16 1 (0.17%) AWK
16 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 87 (15.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (10.10%) Degree
3 51 (8.89%) MCSE
4 47 (8.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 33 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (5.23%) CCNA
7 26 (4.53%) MCSA
8 21 (3.66%) VCDX
9 12 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (1.74%) MCITP
10 10 (1.74%) RHCE
10 10 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
11 9 (1.57%) EMC Certification
12 8 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.05%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.05%) MCP
14 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.87%) PMP
14 5 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.88%) SLA
2 24 (4.18%) QA
3 17 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.79%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.22%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.87%) COBIT
6 5 (0.87%) PMO
7 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 294 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 252 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (23.87%) Hyper-V
4 82 (14.29%) vSphere
5 53 (9.23%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (7.84%) XenApp
7 42 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (6.62%) Oracle RAC
9 31 (5.40%) NFS
10 24 (4.18%) DFS Replication
10 24 (4.18%) VMware NSX
11 22 (3.83%) XenDesktop
12 17 (2.96%) Docker
12 17 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (2.79%) XenServer
14 12 (2.09%) Firmware
15 11 (1.92%) Terminal Server
16 10 (1.74%) Terminal Services
17 9 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
18 8 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 79 (13.76%) Puppet
2 64 (11.15%) SCCM
3 42 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (6.10%) Backup Exec
5 30 (5.23%) Ansible
5 30 (5.23%) NetBackup
6 23 (4.01%) Microsoft Clustering
7 21 (3.66%) FortiGate
8 16 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (2.61%) vMotion
10 13 (2.26%) EMC VPLEX
10 13 (2.26%) vCenter Server
10 13 (2.26%) vRealize
11 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (1.74%) XenMobile
12 9 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (1.57%) Nagios
13 8 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (1.22%) SCOM
15 6 (1.05%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 352 (61.32%) VMware
2 235 (40.94%) Microsoft
3 181 (31.53%) Cisco
4 117 (20.38%) Citrix
5 113 (19.69%) Red Hat
6 90 (15.68%) NetApp
7 88 (15.33%) EMC
8 83 (14.46%) Oracle
9 81 (14.11%) HP
10 51 (8.89%) Google
11 46 (8.01%) Dell
12 44 (7.67%) Veeam
13 32 (5.57%) Symantec
14 28 (4.88%) Brocade
15 26 (4.53%) SolarWinds
16 25 (4.36%) CommVault
17 24 (4.18%) SonicWALL
18 23 (4.01%) CheckPoint
19 22 (3.83%) Avaya
20 21 (3.66%) IBM