Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 644 573 494
Rank change year-on-year -71 -79 -42
Permanent jobs citing NAS 622 841 1245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 2.61% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 510 728 1038
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,125
% change year-on-year - -1.45% +1.47%

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 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -81 590 £47,500 - 26
UK excluding London -12 355 £42,500 - 19
London -111 262 £57,500 +15.00% 8
South East -34 104 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Midlands +82 82 £40,000 +15.94% 3
East of England +42 57 £45,000 -18.18% 4
North of England -56 47 £42,000 +5.00% 2
South West -8 40 £41,500 +25.76% 2
West Midlands +38 38 £35,000 +4.48% 3
East Midlands +55 32 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -32 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West -30 16 £38,500 -30.00%
Wales +16 14 £38,000 +1.33%
Scotland -16 12 £37,500 -3.85% 1
North East +20 11 £35,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -25 1 £27,500 -19.12%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing NAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for NAS.

1 568 (91.32%) SAN
2 454 (72.99%) VMware
3 443 (71.22%) Windows
4 315 (50.64%) Microsoft
5 308 (49.52%) Active Directory
6 294 (47.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 276 (44.37%) Windows Server
8 239 (38.42%) Cisco
9 220 (35.37%) Linux
10 207 (33.28%) Firewall
11 184 (29.58%) Hyper-V
12 173 (27.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 160 (25.72%) Office 365
13 160 (25.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 157 (25.24%) HP
15 151 (24.28%) Citrix
16 140 (22.51%) DNS
17 139 (22.35%) Data Centre
18 134 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
19 130 (20.90%) vSphere
20 124 (19.94%) Finance
21 118 (18.97%) ITIL
22 112 (18.01%) TCP/IP
23 108 (17.36%) SQL Server
24 105 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
25 103 (16.56%) VMware ESXi
26 96 (15.43%) DHCP
26 96 (15.43%) Microsoft Certification
27 95 (15.27%) iSCSI
27 95 (15.27%) PowerShell

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 90 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 76 (12.22%) IIS
3 53 (8.52%) SharePoint
4 39 (6.27%) Apache
4 39 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.02%) Skype for Business
6 24 (3.86%) JBoss
6 24 (3.86%) WebLogic
7 21 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (3.05%) OpenStack
9 15 (2.41%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.80%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.80%) iPlanet
12 5 (0.80%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.80%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 47 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.32%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.64%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 160 (25.72%) Office 365
2 134 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.89%) IaaS
4 18 (2.89%) SaaS
5 17 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (2.41%) PaaS
7 6 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.32%) Akamai
8 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Boomi
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 568 (91.32%) SAN
2 207 (33.28%) Firewall
3 140 (22.51%) DNS
4 112 (18.01%) TCP/IP
5 96 (15.43%) DHCP
6 95 (15.27%) iSCSI
7 93 (14.95%) WAN
8 71 (11.41%) LAN
9 66 (10.61%) VLAN
10 59 (9.49%) Fibre Channel
11 58 (9.32%) VPN
12 43 (6.91%) VoIP
13 36 (5.79%) Remote Desktop
14 26 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (3.86%) Internet
16 23 (3.70%) Network Security
17 22 (3.54%) Wireless
18 20 (3.22%) NetScaler
18 20 (3.22%) WLAN
19 19 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.79%) Oracle Database
3 30 (4.82%) MySQL
4 22 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 18 (2.89%) Oracle Exadata
6 16 (2.57%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.13%) Big Data
11 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.96%) Looker
12 6 (0.96%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.80%) OLAP
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 25 (4.02%) MSI
2 15 (2.41%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.29%) Subversion
4 6 (0.96%) Fiddler
5 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.32%) JIRA
6 2 (0.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.16%) GCC
7 1 (0.16%) NuGet
7 1 (0.16%) Redmine
7 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.16%) Trac
General
1 124 (19.94%) Finance
2 23 (3.70%) Back Office
3 21 (3.38%) Law
3 21 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.57%) Advertising
4 16 (2.57%) Banking
5 14 (2.25%) Legal
6 12 (1.93%) Marketing
7 11 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.45%) Front Office
8 9 (1.45%) Games
8 9 (1.45%) Retail
9 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.48%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.32%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 163 (26.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 69 (11.09%) Administrator
3 67 (10.77%) VMware Engineer
4 62 (9.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 57 (9.16%) Analyst
6 50 (8.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 50 (8.04%) Support Engineer
7 44 (7.07%) Systems Administrator
8 40 (6.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 37 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
10 36 (5.79%) Network Engineer
11 35 (5.63%) Storage Engineer
12 32 (5.14%) Senior VMware Engineer
13 31 (4.98%) Architect
14 27 (4.34%) DBA
15 26 (4.18%) Consultant
15 26 (4.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 26 (4.18%) IT Engineer
15 26 (4.18%) Project Engineer
15 26 (4.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.34%) Software Packaging
2 21 (3.38%) Web Services
3 13 (2.09%) WAP
4 12 (1.93%) Middleware
5 10 (1.61%) REST
6 6 (0.96%) Java EE
6 6 (0.96%) JSON
6 6 (0.96%) LAMP
6 6 (0.96%) POSIX
6 6 (0.96%) SOAP
6 6 (0.96%) WSDL
6 6 (0.96%) XSD
7 5 (0.80%) J2EE
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.48%) .NET
9 2 (0.32%) EDI
9 2 (0.32%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.32%) WebRTC
9 2 (0.32%) XML
10 1 (0.16%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 139 (22.35%) Data Centre
2 88 (14.15%) Clustering
3 46 (7.40%) Replication
4 42 (6.75%) Public Cloud
5 39 (6.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 33 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (4.98%) Management Information System
8 27 (4.34%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.89%) CLARiiON
10 17 (2.73%) Private Cloud
11 14 (2.25%) EMC VNX
11 14 (2.25%) HP Storage
12 13 (2.09%) User Experience
13 11 (1.77%) Handset
14 10 (1.61%) Celerra
15 9 (1.45%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.45%) Thin Client
16 8 (1.29%) Hedge funds
16 8 (1.29%) iPhone
17 7 (1.13%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 443 (71.22%) Windows
2 276 (44.37%) Windows Server
3 220 (35.37%) Linux
4 173 (27.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (25.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (12.70%) Unix
7 66 (10.61%) Windows 10
8 54 (8.68%) Windows 7
9 52 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 37 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (5.47%) CentOS
12 30 (4.82%) AIX
13 23 (3.70%) Solaris
14 22 (3.54%) Debian
15 21 (3.38%) Ubuntu
16 19 (3.05%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.61%) Android
18 8 (1.29%) HPUX
19 7 (1.13%) Mac OS X
20 6 (0.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.97%) ITIL
2 82 (13.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 68 (10.93%) Migration
4 63 (10.13%) High Availability
5 53 (8.52%) Project Management
6 48 (7.72%) DevOps
7 46 (7.40%) Capacity Planning
8 45 (7.23%) Virtual Environments
9 43 (6.91%) Service Delivery
10 37 (5.95%) Root Cause Analysis
11 35 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (5.63%) Presales
11 35 (5.63%) Time Management
12 34 (5.47%) Task Automation
13 33 (5.31%) Technical Architecture
14 30 (4.82%) Asset Management
14 30 (4.82%) Configuration Management
15 29 (4.66%) Problem Management
16 28 (4.50%) Load Balancing
16 28 (4.50%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 95 (15.27%) PowerShell
2 90 (14.47%) SQL
3 39 (6.27%) Python
4 37 (5.95%) Perl
5 24 (3.86%) Java
6 21 (3.38%) Shell Script
7 20 (3.22%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.77%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.45%) Ruby
9 9 (1.45%) VBScript
10 7 (1.13%) C
11 6 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.64%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.48%) Korn
13 3 (0.48%) VB
13 3 (0.48%) VBA
14 2 (0.32%) C-shell
15 1 (0.16%) Go
Qualifications
1 96 (15.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (9.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 59 (9.49%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (8.36%) CCNA
4 52 (8.36%) MCSE
5 47 (7.56%) Degree
6 39 (6.27%) MCSA
7 28 (4.50%) Citrix Certification
8 25 (4.02%) CCNP
8 25 (4.02%) Security Cleared
9 17 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (2.73%) DV Cleared
10 16 (2.57%) MCITP
10 16 (2.57%) MCP
11 14 (2.25%) CompTIA Security+
11 14 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (2.25%) Security+ Certification
12 13 (2.09%) CCA
13 11 (1.77%) CASP
13 11 (1.77%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.86%) SLA
2 17 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.13%) QA
4 6 (0.96%) PMO
5 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.80%) NIST 800
5 5 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.64%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.64%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.64%) MiFID
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 308 (49.52%) Active Directory
2 294 (47.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (29.58%) Hyper-V
4 130 (20.90%) vSphere
5 103 (16.56%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (7.40%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (4.98%) XenApp
8 29 (4.66%) NFS
8 29 (4.66%) Virtual Desktop
9 24 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (3.05%) DFS Replication
12 18 (2.89%) Firmware
12 18 (2.89%) Terminal Services
13 16 (2.57%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (2.41%) Docker
15 14 (2.25%) KVM
16 11 (1.77%) Ceph
16 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (1.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 87 (13.99%) SCCM
2 47 (7.56%) Puppet
3 36 (5.79%) SCOM
4 33 (5.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 30 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (4.66%) NetBackup
7 28 (4.50%) WSUS
8 23 (3.70%) Ansible
9 22 (3.54%) Nagios
10 21 (3.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 21 (3.38%) vCenter Server
11 19 (3.05%) Backup Exec
12 18 (2.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (2.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 13 (2.09%) Oracle RMAN
13 13 (2.09%) SCOrch
14 11 (1.77%) NetVault Backup
15 10 (1.61%) SCDPM
16 9 (1.45%) Kubernetes
16 9 (1.45%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 454 (72.99%) VMware
2 315 (50.64%) Microsoft
3 239 (38.42%) Cisco
4 157 (25.24%) HP
5 151 (24.28%) Citrix
6 92 (14.79%) NetApp
7 70 (11.25%) Oracle
8 64 (10.29%) Red Hat
9 62 (9.97%) EMC
10 51 (8.20%) Dell
11 46 (7.40%) Veeam
12 44 (7.07%) Juniper
13 42 (6.75%) IBM
14 41 (6.59%) Veritas
15 38 (6.11%) SolarWinds
16 35 (5.63%) Meraki
17 34 (5.47%) F5
18 33 (5.31%) Brocade
19 31 (4.98%) SonicWALL
20 30 (4.82%) Fortinet