Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 809 605 669
Rank change year-on-year -204 +64 +42
Permanent jobs citing NAS 221 84 473
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 1.10% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 181 70 394
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £25,900
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,563 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -19.05% +23.53% -10.53%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £92,000 £67,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £48,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year -17.95% +30.00% -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 15,777 7,615 22,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 15.58% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10,922 6,201 16,977
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,500 £25,725
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%
75th Percentile £68,625 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -164 206 £42,500 -19.05% 42
UK excluding London -151 154 £40,000 -17.95% 35
London -183 58 £60,000 -40.00% 7
South East -134 46 £38,000 -20.00% 4
Work from Home -256 45 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North of England -98 40 £41,000 -18.00% 20
Midlands -86 38 £47,250 +18.13% 7
West Midlands -71 29 £50,000 +21.21% 6
North West -102 24 £41,250 -17.50% 11
East of England -85 15 £38,500 -27.01% 2
Yorkshire - 14 £41,000 - 8
East Midlands -74 9 £35,000 -6.67% 1
South West -84 9 £37,500 -29.58% 2
North East - 4 £34,000 - 1
Wales -37 3 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland -47 3 - -
Scotland -103 2 £41,000 -20.77%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 165 (74.66%) SAN
2 146 (66.06%) VMware
3 144 (65.16%) Windows
4 140 (63.35%) Active Directory
5 131 (59.28%) Microsoft
6 124 (56.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 118 (53.39%) Windows Server
8 100 (45.25%) Firewall
9 97 (43.89%) Social Skills
10 95 (42.99%) Azure
11 85 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 81 (36.65%) PowerShell
13 75 (33.94%) Hyper-V
14 70 (31.67%) DNS
15 68 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
16 63 (28.51%) Cisco
17 61 (27.60%) LAN
17 61 (27.60%) WAN
18 59 (26.70%) AWS
19 53 (23.98%) DHCP
19 53 (23.98%) VLAN
20 52 (23.53%) Linux
21 51 (23.08%) SQL Server
22 49 (22.17%) VPN
23 46 (20.81%) MS Exchange
24 44 (19.91%) Data Centre
25 42 (19.00%) Windows Server 2012
26 40 (18.10%) Veeam
26 40 (18.10%) NetApp
26 40 (18.10%) Dell

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 46 (20.81%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.57%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.33%) IIS
4 9 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.81%) Apache
6 4 (1.81%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.90%) JBoss
7 2 (0.90%) nginx
8 1 (0.45%) Confluence
8 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.45%) Maya
2 1 (0.45%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 95 (42.99%) Azure
2 68 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
3 59 (26.70%) AWS
4 17 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (5.88%) PaaS
6 9 (4.07%) IaaS
7 7 (3.17%) SaaS
8 6 (2.71%) Google Workspace
9 4 (1.81%) GCP
10 3 (1.36%) Azure Stack
10 3 (1.36%) Cohesity
11 2 (0.90%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.90%) Boomi
11 2 (0.90%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.90%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.45%) GitHub
12 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 165 (74.66%) SAN
2 100 (45.25%) Firewall
3 70 (31.67%) DNS
4 61 (27.60%) LAN
4 61 (27.60%) WAN
5 53 (23.98%) DHCP
5 53 (23.98%) VLAN
6 49 (22.17%) VPN
7 37 (16.74%) iSCSI
8 32 (14.48%) Fibre Channel
9 30 (13.57%) WLAN
10 24 (10.86%) TCP/IP
11 21 (9.50%) VoIP
12 14 (6.33%) Internet
13 13 (5.88%) Network Security
14 11 (4.98%) Wireless
15 10 (4.52%) ADSL
15 10 (4.52%) MPLS
16 9 (4.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 9 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.52%) MySQL
3 4 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.36%) Metadata
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.90%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.36%) JIRA
4 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 97 (43.89%) Social Skills
2 26 (11.76%) Organisational Skills
3 9 (4.07%) Automotive
3 9 (4.07%) Presentation Skills
4 8 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.62%) Finance
4 8 (3.62%) Law
5 7 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.36%) Retail
8 2 (0.90%) Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Local Government
8 2 (0.90%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.45%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (32.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (17.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 27 (12.22%) Support Engineer
4 25 (11.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (11.31%) IT Engineer
5 20 (9.05%) Windows Engineer
6 18 (8.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 18 (8.14%) IT Support
6 18 (8.14%) Systems Engineer
7 15 (6.79%) Administrator
8 14 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 13 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (5.43%) IT Manager
10 12 (5.43%) Server Engineer
10 12 (5.43%) Storage Engineer
11 10 (4.52%) Consultant
11 10 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.52%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.71%) ARM Templates
2 5 (2.26%) LDAP
3 3 (1.36%) POSIX
4 2 (0.90%) .NET
4 2 (0.90%) Flash
4 2 (0.90%) REST
4 2 (0.90%) RESTful
4 2 (0.90%) YAML
5 1 (0.45%) Caffe
5 1 (0.45%) COM
5 1 (0.45%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.45%) JSON
5 1 (0.45%) OpenCV
5 1 (0.45%) PyTorch
5 1 (0.45%) SOAP
5 1 (0.45%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.45%) Torch
5 1 (0.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.91%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.14%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.79%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.43%) Replication
5 10 (4.52%) HP Storage
6 9 (4.07%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.62%) Life Science
7 8 (3.62%) Renewable Energy
7 8 (3.62%) Video\Live Streaming
8 7 (3.17%) Clustering
8 7 (3.17%) EMC VNX
9 6 (2.71%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.71%) Fat Client
9 6 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.71%) Thin Client
10 5 (2.26%) iPad
10 5 (2.26%) iPhone
11 4 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (1.36%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 144 (65.16%) Windows
2 118 (53.39%) Windows Server
3 52 (23.53%) Linux
4 42 (19.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (18.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 31 (14.03%) Windows Server 2019
7 25 (11.31%) Windows 10
8 23 (10.41%) Unix
9 12 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.71%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (2.71%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.71%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.26%) Android
12 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.81%) CentOS
13 4 (1.81%) Solaris
13 4 (1.81%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.36%) Debian
15 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (17.65%) Project Management
3 37 (16.74%) Mentoring
4 34 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (14.48%) Migration
6 31 (14.03%) ITIL
7 25 (11.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (10.86%) DevOps
9 19 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (7.69%) Computer Science
10 17 (7.69%) Presales
11 16 (7.24%) Infrastructure as Code
12 15 (6.79%) Data Migration
12 15 (6.79%) High Availability
13 14 (6.33%) Virtual Environments
14 13 (5.88%) Configuration Management
15 12 (5.43%) Project Delivery
16 11 (4.98%) Data Analysis
16 11 (4.98%) Data Security
16 11 (4.98%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (36.65%) PowerShell
2 31 (14.03%) SQL
3 24 (10.86%) Python
4 10 (4.52%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.81%) C++
6 3 (1.36%) C
7 2 (0.90%) Perl
7 2 (0.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.45%) Java
8 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (15.84%) Degree
2 33 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (12.67%) MCSA
3 28 (12.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 27 (12.22%) MCSE
5 16 (7.24%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (6.33%) CCNA
7 13 (5.88%) MCP
8 12 (5.43%) CCNP
9 10 (4.52%) NCSIE
10 7 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (2.71%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.81%) MCITP
13 3 (1.36%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.36%) PMP
13 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.90%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.45%) VCAP
15 1 (0.45%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.24%) SLA
2 6 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.81%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.90%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 140 (63.35%) Active Directory
2 124 (56.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (33.94%) Hyper-V
4 26 (11.76%) vSphere
5 23 (10.41%) Terminal Server
6 11 (4.98%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (4.07%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (3.62%) XenApp
9 7 (3.17%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.26%) NFS
12 4 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.36%) Docker
14 2 (0.90%) iptables
14 2 (0.90%) LXC
14 2 (0.90%) Postfix
14 2 (0.90%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.90%) SRDF
15 1 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 29 (13.12%) SCCM
2 22 (9.95%) Ansible
3 13 (5.88%) Puppet
4 11 (4.98%) Backup Exec
4 11 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.98%) SCOM
5 7 (3.17%) FortiGate
5 7 (3.17%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.71%) WSUS
7 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (2.26%) ServiceCenter
7 5 (2.26%) Terraform
8 3 (1.36%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (1.36%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.36%) SCSM
8 3 (1.36%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.36%) vRealize
9 2 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 146 (66.06%) VMware
2 131 (59.28%) Microsoft
3 63 (28.51%) Cisco
4 40 (18.10%) Dell
4 40 (18.10%) NetApp
4 40 (18.10%) Veeam
5 33 (14.93%) EMC
6 30 (13.57%) Citrix
7 28 (12.67%) HP
8 18 (8.14%) Aruba
8 18 (8.14%) CommVault
8 18 (8.14%) Zerto
9 13 (5.88%) Isilon
9 13 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 11 (4.98%) F5
10 11 (4.98%) Meraki
10 11 (4.98%) Oracle
10 11 (4.98%) ServiceNow
10 11 (4.98%) Sophos
11 10 (4.52%) Nimble Storage