Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 643 740 695
Rank change year-on-year +97 -45 -81
Permanent jobs citing NAS 413 402 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.18% 1.76% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 344 330 452
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.58% -10.00% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,975 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £65,875 £77,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,443 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.09% -1.18% +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 18,908 22,866 26,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.07% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14,880 17,879 21,476
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 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 +72 376 £45,000 +5.88% 84
UK excluding London +90 261 £39,443 -6.09% 64
London +72 137 £55,000 -4.35% 23
South East +73 110 £39,443 -7.19% 22
Midlands +73 59 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North of England +28 36 £37,500 - 17
East Midlands +40 31 £47,500 +11.76% 6
West Midlands +35 28 £34,500 -13.75% 7
North West +36 21 £36,250 +3.57% 13
South West +23 21 £41,250 - 5
Northern Ireland - 16 £32,000 - 2
Yorkshire +27 14 £38,750 +3.33% 4
East of England +61 13 £39,500 -7.06% 4
Wales -4 5 £37,000 -11.90%
Scotland +28 2 £67,500 +68.75% 1
North East +18 1 £43,653 +24.72%

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 359 (86.92%) SAN
2 294 (71.19%) Windows
3 258 (62.47%) VMware
4 245 (59.32%) Active Directory
5 211 (51.09%) Microsoft
6 193 (46.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 193 (46.73%) Windows Server
7 158 (38.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 156 (37.77%) Azure
9 142 (34.38%) DNS
10 136 (32.93%) TCP/IP
11 135 (32.69%) Office 365
12 133 (32.20%) DHCP
13 124 (30.02%) Hyper-V
14 116 (28.09%) Data Centre
15 112 (27.12%) Firewall
16 110 (26.63%) Cisco
17 104 (25.18%) SQL Server
18 102 (24.70%) Citrix
19 96 (23.24%) WAN
20 94 (22.76%) SCCM
21 93 (22.52%) iSCSI
22 89 (21.55%) LAN
23 86 (20.82%) PowerShell
24 84 (20.34%) MS Exchange
25 76 (18.40%) Linux
26 74 (17.92%) SQL
27 72 (17.43%) Windows Server 2012
28 68 (16.46%) AWS
29 66 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification

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 84 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 48 (11.62%) SharePoint
3 38 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (8.47%) Skype for Business
5 25 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (5.33%) IIS
7 7 (1.69%) SAS
8 4 (0.97%) Apache
8 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.97%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.97%) Jetty
8 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.73%) Confluence
9 3 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.48%) CMS
10 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (6.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (0.48%) Avid Media Composer
2 2 (0.48%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.24%) InDesign
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 156 (37.77%) Azure
2 135 (32.69%) Office 365
3 68 (16.46%) AWS
4 23 (5.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.15%) GCP
7 10 (2.42%) IBM Cloud
7 10 (2.42%) OneDrive
8 8 (1.94%) G Suite
9 6 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (1.45%) IaaS
9 6 (1.45%) SaaS
10 5 (1.21%) WhatsApp
11 4 (0.97%) PaaS
11 4 (0.97%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.97%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.97%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.24%) Boomi
12 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 359 (86.92%) SAN
2 142 (34.38%) DNS
3 136 (32.93%) TCP/IP
4 133 (32.20%) DHCP
5 112 (27.12%) Firewall
6 96 (23.24%) WAN
7 93 (22.52%) iSCSI
8 89 (21.55%) LAN
9 61 (14.77%) VPN
10 59 (14.29%) Wireless
11 49 (11.86%) VoIP
12 47 (11.38%) VLAN
13 41 (9.93%) Fibre Channel
14 30 (7.26%) SMTP
15 24 (5.81%) FCoE
16 23 (5.57%) VSAN
17 22 (5.33%) Multicast
17 22 (5.33%) SSH
18 21 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (5.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (25.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.60%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.63%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.66%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.94%) MySQL
7 8 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.69%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.21%) Big Data
9 5 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.48%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.48%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (1.45%) JIRA
2 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.48%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.24%) Subversion
4 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (11.62%) Finance
2 22 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.60%) Law
4 16 (3.87%) Legal
5 13 (3.15%) Games
6 12 (2.91%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.91%) Retail
7 9 (2.18%) Banking
7 9 (2.18%) Electronics
8 8 (1.94%) Marketing
9 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.97%) Advertising
10 4 (0.97%) French Language
11 2 (0.48%) Automotive
11 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Police
12 1 (0.24%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 143 (34.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (12.11%) Analyst
3 45 (10.90%) IT Engineer
4 38 (9.20%) Support Engineer
5 27 (6.54%) IT Support
6 24 (5.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 24 (5.81%) Junior
6 24 (5.81%) Support Analyst
7 22 (5.33%) VMware Engineer
8 21 (5.08%) Administrator
8 21 (5.08%) Architect
8 21 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 21 (5.08%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
9 20 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (4.60%) IT Analyst
10 19 (4.60%) Storage Engineer
10 19 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (4.60%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.36%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.66%) Middleware
2 7 (1.69%) .NET
2 7 (1.69%) LDAP
3 6 (1.45%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.21%) Flash
4 5 (1.21%) Web Services
5 4 (0.97%) COM
5 4 (0.97%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.73%) LAMP
6 3 (0.73%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.48%) JSON
7 2 (0.48%) XML
8 1 (0.24%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.24%) HTML
8 1 (0.24%) JMS
8 1 (0.24%) RESTful
8 1 (0.24%) SOAP
8 1 (0.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 116 (28.09%) Data Centre
2 49 (11.86%) Clustering
3 48 (11.62%) Management Information System
4 44 (10.65%) Replication
5 21 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.63%) Fat Client
6 15 (3.63%) Thin Client
7 14 (3.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 14 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (3.39%) Private Cloud
8 13 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (3.15%) Public Cloud
8 13 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.91%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.94%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.94%) PKI
11 7 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.45%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 294 (71.19%) Windows
2 193 (46.73%) Windows Server
3 76 (18.40%) Linux
4 72 (17.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (11.62%) Windows 10
6 46 (11.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (7.51%) Unix
8 25 (6.05%) Ubuntu
9 21 (5.08%) VMS
10 20 (4.84%) Solaris
10 20 (4.84%) Windows 7
11 16 (3.87%) Mac OS
12 14 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (2.66%) Windows 8
14 10 (2.42%) Android
15 5 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (38.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (14.77%) ITIL
3 47 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (9.20%) Load Balancing
4 38 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (7.26%) Change Management
5 30 (7.26%) Mentoring
6 29 (7.02%) Presales
6 29 (7.02%) Storage Management
7 28 (6.78%) Migration
8 27 (6.54%) Change Control
8 27 (6.54%) Configuration Management
9 25 (6.05%) Service Delivery
10 24 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
11 23 (5.57%) Decision-Making
12 22 (5.33%) Virtual Environments
13 21 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
14 20 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (4.84%) Project Management
14 20 (4.84%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (20.82%) PowerShell
2 74 (17.92%) SQL
3 29 (7.02%) Bash Shell
3 29 (7.02%) Perl
4 27 (6.54%) Python
5 8 (1.94%) Java
6 5 (1.21%) C
7 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.97%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.97%) VB
8 3 (0.73%) ABAP
8 3 (0.73%) C#
8 3 (0.73%) Ruby
8 3 (0.73%) VBScript
9 1 (0.24%) Go
9 1 (0.24%) Groovy
9 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (10.41%) MCSE
3 31 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (7.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 26 (6.30%) Degree
6 23 (5.57%) MCSA
7 17 (4.12%) CCNP
8 15 (3.63%) CCNA
9 13 (3.15%) VCP5
10 10 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (2.42%) MCP
11 8 (1.94%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.21%) Avaya Certification
12 5 (1.21%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (1.21%) Security Cleared
13 4 (0.97%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.97%) MCITP
14 2 (0.48%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.48%) CISM
14 2 (0.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.81%) SLA
2 10 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.69%) GDPR
4 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.48%) QA
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.24%) GxP
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.24%) NIST
7 1 (0.24%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 245 (59.32%) Active Directory
2 193 (46.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (30.02%) Hyper-V
4 44 (10.65%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (9.20%) vSphere
6 35 (8.47%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (5.33%) XenDesktop
8 21 (5.08%) NFS
9 20 (4.84%) XenApp
10 19 (4.60%) Terminal Services
11 17 (4.12%) Firmware
12 12 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (1.45%) Docker
14 6 (1.45%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.97%) KVM
16 3 (0.73%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 2 (0.48%) Oracle Clusterware
17 2 (0.48%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 94 (22.76%) SCCM
2 39 (9.44%) WSUS
3 25 (6.05%) vCenter Server
4 24 (5.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 21 (5.08%) Puppet
6 18 (4.36%) Backup Exec
7 16 (3.87%) SCOM
8 14 (3.39%) Ansible
9 13 (3.15%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (2.91%) NetBackup
11 9 (2.18%) Avamar
11 9 (2.18%) Data Guard
12 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (1.45%) MIMEsweeper
13 6 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 4 (0.97%) Jamf Pro
15 4 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 258 (62.47%) VMware
2 211 (51.09%) Microsoft
3 110 (26.63%) Cisco
4 102 (24.70%) Citrix
5 62 (15.01%) Veeam
6 53 (12.83%) NetApp
7 48 (11.62%) EMC
8 43 (10.41%) HP
9 34 (8.23%) Oracle
10 30 (7.26%) Dell
11 25 (6.05%) CheckPoint
12 22 (5.33%) SolarWinds
12 22 (5.33%) Veritas
13 16 (3.87%) Brocade
13 16 (3.87%) Red Hat
14 15 (3.63%) Dell Compellent
14 15 (3.63%) IBM
15 13 (3.15%) Apple
15 13 (3.15%) Arista
15 13 (3.15%) Forcepoint