Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 653 725 643
Rank change year-on-year +72 -82 -87
Permanent jobs citing NAS 460 474 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.15% 1.94% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 387 361 530
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £32,218
90th Percentile £67,500 £85,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -7.41% -4.14% -6.11%

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 21,346 24,481 27,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 14.88% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16,369 19,370 22,715
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +74 422 £42,500 -10.53% 82
UK excluding London +145 305 £37,500 -7.41% 70
London 0 137 £56,000 -2.61% 21
South East +69 103 £38,250 -19.47% 24
Midlands +80 82 £37,500 -6.25% 9
North of England +33 54 £35,000 -15.86% 17
East Midlands +54 42 £37,500 +15.38% 3
West Midlands +49 40 £34,500 -26.60% 6
North West +45 29 £35,000 -13.04% 8
South West +2 28 £40,000 - 6
Yorkshire +2 22 £35,000 -17.65% 7
East of England +36 17 £39,500 -1.25% 5
Scotland +24 8 £41,250 -25.00% 3
Wales +20 8 £37,000 -12.94% 4
Northern Ireland -4 6 £32,000 +20.75% 2
North East +10 3 £43,653 -47.09% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 379 (82.39%) SAN
2 349 (75.87%) Windows
3 291 (63.26%) Active Directory
4 270 (58.70%) VMware
5 240 (52.17%) Microsoft
6 229 (49.78%) Windows Server
7 178 (38.70%) Office 365
7 178 (38.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 168 (36.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 162 (35.22%) Azure
10 147 (31.96%) Hyper-V
11 142 (30.87%) DNS
12 140 (30.43%) DHCP
13 130 (28.26%) Cisco
14 125 (27.17%) SQL Server
15 118 (25.65%) MS Exchange
16 116 (25.22%) Firewall
16 116 (25.22%) Data Centre
17 115 (25.00%) Citrix
17 115 (25.00%) iSCSI
18 113 (24.57%) TCP/IP
19 110 (23.91%) Linux
20 100 (21.74%) ITIL
21 90 (19.57%) SCCM
22 85 (18.48%) PowerShell
23 84 (18.26%) SQL
23 84 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
24 83 (18.04%) Microsoft Certification
25 79 (17.17%) WAN
26 76 (16.52%) HP

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
1 118 (25.65%) MS Exchange
2 65 (14.13%) SharePoint
3 43 (9.35%) Skype for Business
4 40 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (5.65%) IIS
6 23 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (4.57%) SAS
8 4 (0.87%) Apache
8 4 (0.87%) Jetty
8 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.65%) Confluence
9 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.65%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.43%) CMS
11 1 (0.22%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (10.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.22%) Autodesk Smoke
3 1 (0.22%) InDesign
3 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Workfront
2 5 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.43%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 178 (38.70%) Office 365
2 162 (35.22%) Azure
3 57 (12.39%) AWS
4 33 (7.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (3.91%) IaaS
6 17 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.61%) PaaS
8 9 (1.96%) GCP
9 8 (1.74%) G Suite
10 7 (1.52%) SaaS
11 5 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (1.09%) WhatsApp
12 2 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.43%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.43%) GitHub
12 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.22%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 379 (82.39%) SAN
2 142 (30.87%) DNS
3 140 (30.43%) DHCP
4 116 (25.22%) Firewall
5 115 (25.00%) iSCSI
6 113 (24.57%) TCP/IP
7 79 (17.17%) WAN
8 72 (15.65%) LAN
9 59 (12.83%) VoIP
10 56 (12.17%) VPN
11 50 (10.87%) VLAN
12 41 (8.91%) Fibre Channel
13 35 (7.61%) Wireless
14 34 (7.39%) FCoE
15 31 (6.74%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (4.78%) Internet
17 22 (4.78%) SMTP
18 19 (4.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (3.91%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (27.17%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 15 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (1.30%) Big Data
12 4 (0.87%) MySQL
13 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle9i Database
14 2 (0.43%) TKPROF
15 1 (0.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.30%) JIRA
2 5 (1.09%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.43%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.43%) TestLink
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 46 (10.00%) Finance
2 26 (5.65%) Legal
3 19 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.26%) Law
5 12 (2.61%) Marketing
5 12 (2.61%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.61%) Retail
6 11 (2.39%) Advertising
7 8 (1.74%) Games
8 7 (1.52%) Banking
8 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.30%) Electronics
9 6 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 158 (34.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 73 (15.87%) Analyst
3 43 (9.35%) Administrator
4 42 (9.13%) Support Engineer
5 41 (8.91%) IT Support
6 35 (7.61%) Support Analyst
7 34 (7.39%) IT Engineer
8 32 (6.96%) Architect
9 30 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 27 (5.87%) Storage Engineer
11 26 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 26 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
12 25 (5.43%) IT Analyst
13 24 (5.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (4.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 19 (4.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (4.13%) VMware Engineer
15 19 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
16 18 (3.91%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.96%) LDAP
1 9 (1.96%) Middleware
2 8 (1.74%) Flash
3 6 (1.30%) .NET
3 6 (1.30%) Web Services
4 5 (1.09%) SAP Basis
4 5 (1.09%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.65%) JSON
5 3 (0.65%) LAMP
5 3 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.22%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.22%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.22%) RESTful
7 1 (0.22%) Spring
7 1 (0.22%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 116 (25.22%) Data Centre
2 73 (15.87%) Clustering
3 65 (14.13%) Replication
4 44 (9.57%) Management Information System
5 24 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.22%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.04%) Fat Client
6 14 (3.04%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.61%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (2.17%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.17%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.74%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.74%) NHS
11 8 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.52%) Life Science
12 7 (1.52%) Wiki
13 6 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 349 (75.87%) Windows
2 229 (49.78%) Windows Server
3 110 (23.91%) Linux
4 84 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (11.74%) Windows 10
6 52 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (6.09%) Unix
8 24 (5.22%) Windows 7
9 23 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (4.13%) Ubuntu
11 15 (3.26%) CentOS
11 15 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (2.83%) Mac OS
12 13 (2.83%) VMS
13 11 (2.39%) Android
14 9 (1.96%) Solaris
15 8 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (1.52%) Windows 8
17 6 (1.30%) Debian
18 5 (1.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (36.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 100 (21.74%) ITIL
3 49 (10.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (6.96%) Change Control
5 32 (6.96%) High Availability
5 32 (6.96%) Project Delivery
6 30 (6.52%) Change Management
7 29 (6.30%) Migration
7 29 (6.30%) Presales
8 28 (6.09%) Storage Management
9 25 (5.43%) Load Balancing
10 24 (5.22%) Configuration Management
10 24 (5.22%) DevOps
11 23 (5.00%) BCP
11 23 (5.00%) Project Management
11 23 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
12 22 (4.78%) Infrastructure Management
12 22 (4.78%) Mentoring
12 22 (4.78%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 85 (18.48%) PowerShell
2 84 (18.26%) SQL
3 16 (3.48%) Perl
4 15 (3.26%) Python
5 12 (2.61%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.39%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.30%) VBScript
8 5 (1.09%) ABAP
8 5 (1.09%) C
8 5 (1.09%) Java
9 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.65%) Ruby
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (18.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (12.83%) MCSE
3 47 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (8.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 31 (6.74%) MCSA
6 29 (6.30%) CCNA
7 23 (5.00%) Degree
8 18 (3.91%) CCNP
9 13 (2.83%) MCP
9 13 (2.83%) VCP5
10 11 (2.39%) Security Cleared
11 10 (2.17%) DBS Check
12 9 (1.96%) MCITP
12 9 (1.96%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.74%) A+ Certification
14 5 (1.09%) CCSP
14 5 (1.09%) CCVP
15 4 (0.87%) Avaya Certification
15 4 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.43%) SLA
2 7 (1.52%) GDPR
2 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.30%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 291 (63.26%) Active Directory
2 178 (38.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (31.96%) Hyper-V
4 48 (10.43%) vSphere
5 30 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (6.52%) XenApp
5 30 (6.52%) XenDesktop
6 28 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (5.22%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (4.35%) Terminal Services
9 18 (3.91%) NFS
10 14 (3.04%) Firmware
11 13 (2.83%) Docker
12 10 (2.17%) ISA Server
13 9 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.30%) Samba
15 5 (1.09%) KVM
16 4 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 3 (0.65%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 90 (19.57%) SCCM
2 42 (9.13%) WSUS
3 30 (6.52%) Backup Exec
4 26 (5.65%) SCOM
5 22 (4.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (4.78%) vCenter Server
6 19 (4.13%) Ansible
7 16 (3.48%) NetBackup
8 13 (2.83%) Puppet
9 12 (2.61%) EMC NetWorker
9 12 (2.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (2.17%) Data Guard
11 9 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.74%) Avamar
13 6 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
14 5 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
14 5 (1.09%) MIMEsweeper
14 5 (1.09%) SnapMirror
14 5 (1.09%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 270 (58.70%) VMware
2 240 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 130 (28.26%) Cisco
4 115 (25.00%) Citrix
5 76 (16.52%) HP
6 57 (12.39%) Dell
6 57 (12.39%) Veeam
7 54 (11.74%) NetApp
8 42 (9.13%) EMC
9 37 (8.04%) Red Hat
10 36 (7.83%) Oracle
11 29 (6.30%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.78%) Apple
13 20 (4.35%) CheckPoint
14 18 (3.91%) Dell Compellent
15 17 (3.70%) ServiceNow
15 17 (3.70%) Veritas
16 15 (3.26%) Symantec
17 12 (2.61%) SAP
18 11 (2.39%) Forcepoint