Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 621 541 459
Rank change year-on-year -80 -82 -14
Permanent jobs citing NAS 643 963 1412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.50% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 2.94% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 526 848 1191
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
10th Percentile £32,243 £26,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £75,625 £70,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -

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 28295 32767 37318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 22907 27093 30703
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 19 September 2017.

Salary histogram for NAS in the UK

NAS
Top 17 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 19 September 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 -101 602 £45,000 -7.22% 37
UK excluding London -52 366 £42,500 -3.41% 30
London -110 270 £62,500 +25.00% 12
South East -60 98 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Midlands +82 79 £40,000 +10.34% 6
East of England +27 67 £42,250 +9.74% 5
South West -11 47 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +39 43 £40,000 +5.96% 3
North of England -74 42 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Midlands +59 36 £41,250 +22.22% 3
Yorkshire -30 25 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +2 16 £37,500 -27.54% 4
Wales 0 16 £37,500 +21.95% 1
North West -27 15 £40,250 +0.63% 1
North East +14 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland -20 1 £27,500 -19.12%
Channel Islands - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 567 (88.18%) SAN
2 472 (73.41%) Windows
3 467 (72.63%) VMware
4 325 (50.54%) Active Directory
4 325 (50.54%) Microsoft
5 305 (47.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 296 (46.03%) Windows Server
7 266 (41.37%) Linux
8 253 (39.35%) Cisco
9 210 (32.66%) Firewall
10 178 (27.68%) HP
11 176 (27.37%) Hyper-V
12 160 (24.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 158 (24.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 138 (21.46%) Office 365
15 136 (21.15%) DNS
16 135 (21.00%) Citrix
17 133 (20.68%) Data Centre
18 131 (20.37%) ITIL
18 131 (20.37%) SQL Server
19 125 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 125 (19.44%) vSphere
20 121 (18.82%) NetApp
21 118 (18.35%) Amazon AWS
22 110 (17.11%) Unix
23 108 (16.80%) Finance
24 106 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
25 105 (16.33%) DHCP
26 104 (16.17%) SQL
26 104 (16.17%) SCCM

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 97 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 65 (10.11%) IIS
3 57 (8.86%) SharePoint
4 47 (7.31%) Apache
5 39 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (4.82%) JBoss
7 24 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (3.42%) WebLogic
9 18 (2.80%) Tomcat
10 17 (2.64%) Skype for Business
11 14 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.71%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.62%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 3 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 138 (21.46%) Office 365
2 125 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (18.35%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (3.89%) SaaS
5 20 (3.11%) IaaS
6 17 (2.64%) PaaS
7 11 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.78%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.31%) Akamai
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) G Suite
9 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 567 (88.18%) SAN
2 210 (32.66%) Firewall
3 136 (21.15%) DNS
4 105 (16.33%) DHCP
5 100 (15.55%) TCP/IP
5 100 (15.55%) WAN
6 92 (14.31%) iSCSI
7 81 (12.60%) LAN
8 73 (11.35%) VLAN
9 51 (7.93%) VoIP
10 50 (7.78%) VPN
11 49 (7.62%) Fibre Channel
12 39 (6.07%) Network Security
13 27 (4.20%) LDAP
14 24 (3.73%) Remote Desktop
14 24 (3.73%) SMTP
15 22 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (2.95%) NetScaler
16 19 (2.95%) VSAN
17 18 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.98%) MySQL
2 32 (4.98%) Oracle Database
3 28 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
4 26 (4.04%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (3.11%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.87%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.40%) Ingres
10 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
11 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.18%) MSI
3 13 (2.02%) Subversion
4 6 (0.93%) Fiddler
4 6 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.78%) WinDbg
6 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.47%) Maven
7 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.31%) GCC
7 2 (0.31%) NuGet
7 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.16%) JIRA
General
1 108 (16.80%) Finance
2 25 (3.89%) Back Office
2 25 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.11%) Advertising
4 18 (2.80%) Banking
5 13 (2.02%) Legal
6 12 (1.87%) Marketing
7 11 (1.71%) Law
8 10 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.40%) Games
10 8 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.09%) Retail
12 5 (0.78%) Front Office
13 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 199 (30.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (12.13%) Administrator
3 67 (10.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 63 (9.80%) Analyst
5 53 (8.24%) VMware Engineer
6 48 (7.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 46 (7.15%) Systems Engineer
8 45 (7.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 40 (6.22%) Storage Engineer
10 39 (6.07%) Support Analyst
11 38 (5.91%) Support Engineer
12 37 (5.75%) Architect
13 36 (5.60%) Consultant
13 36 (5.60%) Infrastructure Support
13 36 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
14 34 (5.29%) Linux Engineer
15 32 (4.98%) Network Engineer
16 25 (3.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 25 (3.89%) Linux Administrator
17 24 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.35%) Web Services
2 22 (3.42%) Software Packaging
3 13 (2.02%) Middleware
4 11 (1.71%) LAMP
5 9 (1.40%) WAP
6 7 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (1.09%) REST
7 6 (0.93%) .NET
8 3 (0.47%) Java EE
8 3 (0.47%) JSON
8 3 (0.47%) SOAP
8 3 (0.47%) WSDL
8 3 (0.47%) XSD
9 2 (0.31%) EDI
9 2 (0.31%) Flash
9 2 (0.31%) J2EE
9 2 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.31%) WebRTC
9 2 (0.31%) XML
10 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 133 (20.68%) Data Centre
2 84 (13.06%) Clustering
3 49 (7.62%) Enterprise Storage
4 48 (7.47%) Replication
5 33 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 29 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.51%) Public Cloud
7 26 (4.04%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.95%) CLARiiON
9 16 (2.49%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.33%) EMC VNX
10 15 (2.33%) HP Storage
11 11 (1.71%) Handset
12 10 (1.56%) Fat Client
12 10 (1.56%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.56%) User Experience
13 9 (1.40%) Celerra
13 9 (1.40%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.40%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.24%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 472 (73.41%) Windows
2 296 (46.03%) Windows Server
3 266 (41.37%) Linux
4 160 (24.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (24.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (17.11%) Unix
7 56 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (7.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (7.00%) CentOS
10 43 (6.69%) Windows 10
11 38 (5.91%) Solaris
12 37 (5.75%) Windows 7
13 29 (4.51%) AIX
14 21 (3.27%) Ubuntu
15 20 (3.11%) Debian
16 11 (1.71%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.56%) VMS
18 7 (1.09%) Android
18 7 (1.09%) Mac OS X
18 7 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (20.37%) ITIL
2 87 (13.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 63 (9.80%) High Availability
4 57 (8.86%) DevOps
4 57 (8.86%) Migration
5 51 (7.93%) Project Management
6 46 (7.15%) Configuration Management
7 45 (7.00%) Capacity Planning
8 42 (6.53%) Presales
9 41 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 36 (5.60%) Problem Management
11 35 (5.44%) Virtual Environments
12 33 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 33 (5.13%) Time Management
13 32 (4.98%) Technical Architecture
14 28 (4.35%) Business Continuity
14 28 (4.35%) Change Management
15 27 (4.20%) Load Balancing
16 26 (4.04%) Task Automation
17 25 (3.89%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 104 (16.17%) SQL
2 83 (12.91%) PowerShell
3 47 (7.31%) Python
4 41 (6.38%) Perl
5 33 (5.13%) Shell Script
6 25 (3.89%) Java
7 20 (3.11%) Bash Shell
8 15 (2.33%) VBScript
9 13 (2.02%) Ruby
10 10 (1.56%) Korn
11 9 (1.40%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.24%) C
12 8 (1.24%) VB
13 6 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.78%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.47%) VBA
16 2 (0.31%) C-shell
16 2 (0.31%) sed
17 1 (0.16%) Go
Qualifications
1 106 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (9.64%) MCSE
4 59 (9.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 56 (8.71%) CCNA
6 48 (7.47%) Degree
7 45 (7.00%) MCSA
8 30 (4.67%) Security Cleared
9 23 (3.58%) CCNP
10 21 (3.27%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (2.95%) MCITP
12 18 (2.80%) DV Cleared
13 17 (2.64%) MCP
14 16 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (2.18%) CCA
15 14 (2.18%) SC Cleared
16 11 (1.71%) CompTIA Security+
16 11 (1.71%) Security+ Certification
17 8 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
17 8 (1.24%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.31%) SLA
2 20 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.09%) QA
4 5 (0.78%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.78%) NIST 800
4 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.78%) PMO
5 4 (0.62%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 325 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 305 (47.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (27.37%) Hyper-V
4 125 (19.44%) vSphere
5 91 (14.15%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (7.78%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (5.91%) XenApp
8 22 (3.42%) NFS
8 22 (3.42%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (3.27%) Firmware
9 21 (3.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (2.95%) KVM
12 17 (2.64%) Terminal Services
13 14 (2.18%) XenServer
14 13 (2.02%) Ceph
15 12 (1.87%) ISA Server
15 12 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (1.87%) Samba
16 10 (1.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 104 (16.17%) SCCM
2 81 (12.60%) Puppet
3 51 (7.93%) SCOM
4 47 (7.31%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (5.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 34 (5.29%) Nagios
7 32 (4.98%) Ansible
8 31 (4.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 30 (4.67%) NetBackup
10 28 (4.35%) Backup Exec
11 23 (3.58%) vCenter Server
12 22 (3.42%) WSUS
13 21 (3.27%) Oracle ZFS
14 20 (3.11%) Oracle RMAN
14 20 (3.11%) SCDPM
15 16 (2.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 16 (2.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 11 (1.71%) NetVault Backup
16 11 (1.71%) Opsview
17 10 (1.56%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 467 (72.63%) VMware
2 325 (50.54%) Microsoft
3 253 (39.35%) Cisco
4 178 (27.68%) HP
5 135 (21.00%) Citrix
6 121 (18.82%) NetApp
7 80 (12.44%) Red Hat
8 79 (12.29%) Oracle
9 70 (10.89%) EMC
10 54 (8.40%) Dell
11 49 (7.62%) Veeam
12 42 (6.53%) IBM
13 38 (5.91%) Veritas
14 35 (5.44%) 3PAR
14 35 (5.44%) SolarWinds
15 34 (5.29%) Brocade
16 31 (4.82%) SonicWALL
17 28 (4.35%) CheckPoint
17 28 (4.35%) Meraki
18 27 (4.20%) Juniper