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

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 604 653 706
Rank change year-on-year +49 +53 -51
Permanent jobs citing NAS 85 455 469
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 2.15% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 78 402 371
Median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,856 £26,300 £32,500
90th Percentile £91,500 £66,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -7.41% -3.14%

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 7,448 21,210 24,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.25% 15.54% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,948 16,332 19,330
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 October 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 October 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 +64 73 £52,500 +23.53% 23
UK excluding London +98 65 £42,500 +13.33% 17
North of England +145 24 £50,000 +40.85% 6
North West +117 23 £50,000 +33.33% 3
South East +135 19 £42,500 +9.13% 5
London +146 18 £85,000 +51.79% 7
Work from Home +26 17 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Scotland +97 9 £50,000 +5.26%
Midlands +57 7 £40,000 +6.67% 5
West Midlands +71 4 £41,250 +19.57% 2
East of England +133 3 £52,750 +33.54%
East Midlands +59 3 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Yorkshire +108 1 £26,500 -24.29% 3
South West +102 1 - -
Wales +41 1 £55,000 +48.65% 1
Northern Ireland +14 1 £55,000 +71.88%

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 70 (82.35%) SAN
2 49 (57.65%) VMware
3 45 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 44 (51.76%) Windows
5 40 (47.06%) Firewall
6 33 (38.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
8 30 (35.29%) Cisco
9 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
10 25 (29.41%) WAN
11 24 (28.24%) Linux
11 24 (28.24%) Azure
11 24 (28.24%) Data Centre
12 22 (25.88%) Hyper-V
13 21 (24.71%) LAN
13 21 (24.71%) DHCP
14 20 (23.53%) DNS
14 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (22.35%) PowerShell
16 18 (21.18%) Office 365
17 16 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (18.82%) Veeam
17 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
18 15 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2016
19 14 (16.47%) VPN
20 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
20 13 (15.29%) VoIP
20 13 (15.29%) ITIL
20 13 (15.29%) Wireless

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 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) IIS
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.18%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 24 (28.24%) Azure
2 18 (21.18%) Office 365
3 11 (12.94%) AWS
4 5 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.88%) GCP
5 4 (4.71%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 70 (82.35%) SAN
2 40 (47.06%) Firewall
3 25 (29.41%) WAN
4 21 (24.71%) DHCP
4 21 (24.71%) LAN
5 20 (23.53%) DNS
6 14 (16.47%) VPN
7 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
7 13 (15.29%) VoIP
7 13 (15.29%) Wireless
8 11 (12.94%) BGP
8 11 (12.94%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (12.94%) MPLS
8 11 (12.94%) OSPF
9 10 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (11.76%) Cisco Wireless
9 10 (11.76%) EIGRP
10 9 (10.59%) iSCSI
11 8 (9.41%) VLAN
12 4 (4.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) MySQL
3 4 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.18%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.18%) KDB
5 1 (1.18%) Kdb+
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) OLTP
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.35%) Subversion
2 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.18%) Redmine
General
1 10 (11.76%) Banking
2 5 (5.88%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.88%) Military
3 4 (4.71%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.53%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Electronics
5 2 (2.35%) French Language
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Architect
4 10 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.06%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support Technician
9 3 (3.53%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) LDAP
2 4 (4.71%) Caffe
2 4 (4.71%) Flash
2 4 (4.71%) OpenCV
2 4 (4.71%) PyTorch
2 4 (4.71%) TensorFlow
2 4 (4.71%) Torch
3 2 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.18%) ADSI
4 1 (1.18%) COM
4 1 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.18%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.41%) Replication
3 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.06%) PKI
5 5 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.88%) Life Science
5 5 (5.88%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.53%) Clustering
6 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.35%) Eurex
7 2 (2.35%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.18%) Digital TV
8 1 (1.18%) Handset
8 1 (1.18%) iPad
8 1 (1.18%) iPhone
8 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.18%) NHS
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
3 24 (28.24%) Linux
4 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (9.41%) Unix
7 7 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.53%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.35%) CentOS
10 2 (2.35%) VMS
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (1.18%) Android
11 1 (1.18%) Debian
11 1 (1.18%) Kali Linux
11 1 (1.18%) SUSE
11 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (15.29%) ITIL
4 12 (14.12%) High Availability
5 10 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
6 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
6 9 (10.59%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (8.24%) IT Strategy
7 7 (8.24%) Project Management
8 6 (7.06%) Change Control
8 6 (7.06%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.88%) Coaching
9 5 (5.88%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.88%) DevOps
9 5 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (5.88%) Open Source
9 5 (5.88%) Presales
9 5 (5.88%) Service Management
9 5 (5.88%) Task Automation
9 5 (5.88%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.12%) SQL
3 10 (11.76%) Python
4 6 (7.06%) C
5 5 (5.88%) C++
6 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.18%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.18%) C-shell
7 1 (1.18%) Korn
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Degree
2 8 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.06%) CCNA
4 5 (5.88%) CCNP
4 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.71%) Master's Degree
5 4 (4.71%) PhD
6 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.53%) MCSA
6 3 (3.53%) MCSE
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.18%) CCIE
8 1 (1.18%) CISM
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
8 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.18%) RHCE
8 1 (1.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.18%) GDPR
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 33 (38.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (25.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (5.88%) vSphere
5 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.53%) Docker
7 2 (2.35%) NFS
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.35%) XenApp
7 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.18%) BIND 9
8 1 (1.18%) LXC
8 1 (1.18%) vCloud
8 1 (1.18%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) SCCM
2 9 (10.59%) WSUS
3 8 (9.41%) Ansible
4 4 (4.71%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.53%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.35%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.35%) Nagios
6 2 (2.35%) SCOM
6 2 (2.35%) vRealize
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) OpenView
7 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.18%) WMI
7 1 (1.18%) yum
7 1 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (57.65%) VMware
2 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
3 30 (35.29%) Cisco
4 16 (18.82%) Veeam
5 12 (14.12%) F5
5 12 (14.12%) Fortinet
6 11 (12.94%) CheckPoint
7 10 (11.76%) Palo Alto
8 9 (10.59%) Red Hat
9 7 (8.24%) EMC
10 6 (7.06%) Oracle
11 5 (5.88%) Google
12 4 (4.71%) Citrix
12 4 (4.71%) Dell
12 4 (4.71%) HP
12 4 (4.71%) NetApp
12 4 (4.71%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.71%) Zerto
13 3 (3.53%) Juniper
13 3 (3.53%) WatchGuard