Period
to 24 January 2022

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 857 629 652
Rank change year-on-year -228 +23 +106
Permanent jobs citing NAS 216 145 414
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 1.64% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 189 112 348
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,188 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -1.16%
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,313 £56,563
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,386
% change year-on-year - +7.91% -6.22%

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 17,194 8,867 18,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 14.08% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10,955 7,091 15,123
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,216 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.43% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 24 January 2022.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
England -210 194 £47,500 +0.53% 51
UK excluding London -193 132 £42,500 - 41
London -189 65 £57,500 -4.17% 10
Work from Home -174 58 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North of England -102 42 £39,500 +19.70% 13
Midlands -79 38 £43,000 +7.50% 11
West Midlands -51 30 £43,500 +2.35% 6
South East -137 23 £35,000 -36.36% 9
Yorkshire -74 19 £41,000 +43.86% 5
North West -99 17 £39,000 +18.18% 7
East of England -87 13 £41,500 +18.57% 4
South West -49 12 £42,500 +88.89% 4
East Midlands -56 8 £35,000 +7.69% 5
North East - 6 £34,000 - 1
Scotland -67 3 £37,500 -27.54%
Northern Ireland -27 1 £42,500 -22.73%

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 163 (75.46%) SAN
2 142 (65.74%) VMware
3 141 (65.28%) Windows
4 125 (57.87%) Active Directory
5 109 (50.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 106 (49.07%) Microsoft
7 105 (48.61%) Windows Server
8 103 (47.69%) Azure
9 96 (44.44%) Firewall
10 90 (41.67%) Microsoft 365
11 72 (33.33%) DNS
12 70 (32.41%) Hyper-V
13 68 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 65 (30.09%) DHCP
15 63 (29.17%) Social Skills
16 54 (25.00%) Cisco
17 53 (24.54%) Linux
18 52 (24.07%) Data Centre
19 49 (22.69%) WAN
20 47 (21.76%) LAN
20 47 (21.76%) ITIL
21 46 (21.30%) SQL Server
21 46 (21.30%) AWS
22 45 (20.83%) VPN
23 41 (18.98%) PowerShell
24 38 (17.59%) Microsoft Certification
24 38 (17.59%) VLAN
25 37 (17.13%) Veeam
26 36 (16.67%) MS Exchange
27 35 (16.20%) Citrix

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 36 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 26 (12.04%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.02%) IIS
4 6 (2.78%) Confluence
5 4 (1.85%) Apache
5 4 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.39%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.39%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.46%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 31 (14.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.63%) Workfront
2 1 (0.46%) Alphatax
Cloud Services
1 103 (47.69%) Azure
2 90 (41.67%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (21.30%) AWS
4 21 (9.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (9.26%) IaaS
6 18 (8.33%) PaaS
7 8 (3.70%) Cohesity
7 8 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (3.70%) SaaS
8 7 (3.24%) Azure Stack
8 7 (3.24%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.78%) OneDrive
10 5 (2.31%) Nutanix
11 4 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.39%) Azure Storage
12 3 (1.39%) GCP
12 3 (1.39%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.46%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 163 (75.46%) SAN
2 96 (44.44%) Firewall
3 72 (33.33%) DNS
4 65 (30.09%) DHCP
5 49 (22.69%) WAN
6 47 (21.76%) LAN
7 45 (20.83%) VPN
8 38 (17.59%) VLAN
9 20 (9.26%) iSCSI
10 16 (7.41%) TCP/IP
10 16 (7.41%) WLAN
11 15 (6.94%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (6.94%) Network Security
12 13 (6.02%) VoIP
13 11 (5.09%) Cisco Firepower
13 11 (5.09%) Internet
13 11 (5.09%) SSL
14 10 (4.63%) SNMP
15 9 (4.17%) Wireless
16 7 (3.24%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.17%) MySQL
3 4 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.93%) Metadata
6 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.17%) JIRA
3 5 (2.31%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.85%) Subversion
4 4 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.93%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.46%) GitLab
7 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (29.17%) Social Skills
2 32 (14.81%) Finance
3 13 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.09%) Organisational Skills
5 8 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.24%) Law
7 6 (2.78%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (2.31%) Games
8 5 (2.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (1.85%) Automotive
9 4 (1.85%) Front Office
9 4 (1.85%) Legal
9 4 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.39%) Banking
10 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.46%) Local Government
11 1 (0.46%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 64 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (16.20%) IT Engineer
3 24 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 24 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 22 (10.19%) Cloud Engineer
4 22 (10.19%) Systems Engineer
5 20 (9.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.26%) Storage Engineer
6 17 (7.87%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (6.94%) Analyst
7 15 (6.94%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.94%) IT Support
8 14 (6.48%) Server Engineer
9 13 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Administrator
11 11 (5.09%) Azure Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.78%) PyTorch
1 6 (2.78%) TensorFlow
2 5 (2.31%) Web Services
3 4 (1.85%) LAMP
4 3 (1.39%) Middleware
5 2 (0.93%) POSIX
5 2 (0.93%) RESTful
6 1 (0.46%) Caffe
6 1 (0.46%) Java RMI
6 1 (0.46%) JSON
6 1 (0.46%) LDAP
6 1 (0.46%) OpenCV
6 1 (0.46%) SOAP
6 1 (0.46%) Torch
6 1 (0.46%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 52 (24.07%) Data Centre
2 30 (13.89%) Replication
3 11 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.63%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.17%) Clustering
5 9 (4.17%) EMC VNX
6 7 (3.24%) Cyber Defence
6 7 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.24%) Video\Live Streaming
7 6 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 5 (2.31%) Cyberattack
8 5 (2.31%) Device Driver
8 5 (2.31%) mHealth
8 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.31%) NHS
8 5 (2.31%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 141 (65.28%) Windows
2 105 (48.61%) Windows Server
3 53 (24.54%) Linux
4 30 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (13.43%) Windows 10
6 27 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (10.65%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (6.94%) Ubuntu
8 15 (6.94%) Unix
9 13 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.24%) Kali Linux
11 7 (3.24%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.85%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.39%) AIX
14 3 (1.39%) Solaris
14 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.93%) Debian
15 2 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 47 (21.76%) ITIL
3 31 (14.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (12.96%) Project Management
6 27 (12.50%) Migration
7 20 (9.26%) Change Management
7 20 (9.26%) Service Delivery
8 18 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 18 (8.33%) Server Building
9 17 (7.87%) Data Analysis
10 16 (7.41%) Computer Science
10 16 (7.41%) Incident Management
10 16 (7.41%) Service Management
10 16 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
11 15 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (6.94%) Business Continuity
12 14 (6.48%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (6.02%) High Availability
13 13 (6.02%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.98%) PowerShell
2 24 (11.11%) Python
3 19 (8.80%) SQL
4 6 (2.78%) Bash
4 6 (2.78%) C
4 6 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.31%) C++
6 3 (1.39%) Perl
7 2 (0.93%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.93%) Java
8 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (17.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (13.89%) MCSE
3 26 (12.04%) MCSA
4 19 (8.80%) Degree
5 14 (6.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (3.24%) MCP
6 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.24%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.78%) PhD
8 5 (2.31%) CCNA
8 5 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.31%) MCITP
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.93%) Server+ Certification
10 1 (0.46%) CCNP
10 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.46%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.85%) GDPR
3 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) QA
5 1 (0.46%) Accessibility
System Software
1 125 (57.87%) Active Directory
2 109 (50.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (32.41%) Hyper-V
4 23 (10.65%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (9.72%) vSphere
6 20 (9.26%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (7.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (4.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (4.63%) XenApp
9 8 (3.70%) Docker
9 8 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (2.78%) BitLocker
10 6 (2.78%) Firmware
11 5 (2.31%) NFS
12 4 (1.85%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.85%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.39%) Samba
13 3 (1.39%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.93%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 27 (12.50%) SCCM
2 17 (7.87%) NetBackup
3 16 (7.41%) WSUS
4 15 (6.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (6.48%) SCOM
6 13 (6.02%) Backup Exec
6 13 (6.02%) Nagios
7 12 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (3.24%) vCenter Server
9 6 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (2.31%) Ansible
10 5 (2.31%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.31%) Kubernetes
10 5 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (2.31%) Puppet
10 5 (2.31%) WMI
11 4 (1.85%) Check_MK
11 4 (1.85%) FortiGate
12 3 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 142 (65.74%) VMware
2 106 (49.07%) Microsoft
3 54 (25.00%) Cisco
4 37 (17.13%) Veeam
5 35 (16.20%) Citrix
6 33 (15.28%) NetApp
7 32 (14.81%) EMC
8 30 (13.89%) Dell
9 23 (10.65%) HP
10 20 (9.26%) Sophos
11 18 (8.33%) ServiceNow
12 16 (7.41%) SolarWinds
13 14 (6.48%) Meraki
14 12 (5.56%) Brocade
14 12 (5.56%) IBM
14 12 (5.56%) Zerto
15 11 (5.09%) Aruba
16 10 (4.63%) Isilon
16 10 (4.63%) Ivanti
16 10 (4.63%) Remedy