Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 922 745 981
Rank change year-on-year -177 +236 +70
Permanent jobs citing NFS 69 72 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.10% 0.095%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.57% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 47 35 115
10th Percentile £36,329 " £40,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £29,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +14.29%
75th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £73,000 £73,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £30,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +66.67% -50.00% +33.33%

NFS is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 20,835 12,579 24,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 17.79% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14,774 10,467 20,598
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £33,173
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NFS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NFS.

Salary trend for NFS in the UK

NFS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing NFS over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. 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 -176 59 £55,000 - 20
UK excluding London -129 55 £50,000 +66.67% 15
East of England -9 17 £55,000 - 3
Midlands -89 14 £55,000 +78.14% 3
London -128 11 £76,250 +27.08% 7
South East -75 10 £58,500 - 7
West Midlands -82 10 £35,665 +15.51% 1
Scotland - 8 £42,500 -
North of England -62 5 £34,750 -18.24%
South West -59 4 £40,000 +1.27%
East Midlands - 4 £55,000 - 2
North West - 4 £42,000 -
Work from Home -258 3 £60,000 -14.29% 1
Yorkshire -49 2 - -
North East -15 1 £27,500 -35.29%

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT jobs citing NFS 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 NFS.

1 50 (72.46%) Linux
2 44 (63.77%) VMware
3 35 (50.72%) Azure
4 34 (49.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (47.83%) Windows
6 30 (43.48%) Python
6 30 (43.48%) Ansible
7 29 (42.03%) Red Hat
8 28 (40.58%) DNS
9 24 (34.78%) AWS
9 24 (34.78%) Puppet
10 22 (31.88%) PowerShell
11 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
11 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
11 20 (28.99%) Configuration Management
11 20 (28.99%) Windows Server
12 19 (27.54%) Firewall
12 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
13 17 (24.64%) Bash Shell
13 17 (24.64%) GCP
13 17 (24.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (23.19%) DevOps
14 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
14 16 (23.19%) CentOS
14 16 (23.19%) iSCSI
14 16 (23.19%) SAN
14 16 (23.19%) Apache
15 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
16 14 (20.29%) vSphere
16 14 (20.29%) NetApp

NFS
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 16 (23.19%) Apache
2 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
3 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (11.59%) IIS
4 8 (11.59%) Tomcat
5 5 (7.25%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (7.25%) OpenEdge
6 4 (5.80%) nginx
7 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.45%) Confluence
8 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Houdini
1 3 (4.35%) Maya
1 3 (4.35%) NUKE
1 3 (4.35%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (50.72%) Azure
2 24 (34.78%) AWS
3 17 (24.64%) GCP
4 10 (14.49%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (8.70%) PaaS
6 5 (7.25%) Amazon ECS
6 5 (7.25%) MinIO
6 5 (7.25%) SaaS
7 3 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.45%) Akamai
9 1 (1.45%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.45%) Cloudflare
9 1 (1.45%) Datadog
9 1 (1.45%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.58%) DNS
2 19 (27.54%) Firewall
3 16 (23.19%) iSCSI
3 16 (23.19%) SAN
4 12 (17.39%) DHCP
5 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 7 (10.14%) VPN
7 6 (8.70%) SMTP
8 5 (7.25%) HTTP
9 4 (5.80%) NAS
10 3 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (4.35%) VSAN
11 2 (2.90%) DMZ
11 2 (2.90%) FTP
11 2 (2.90%) SSH
12 1 (1.45%) Broadband
12 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
12 1 (1.45%) Spanning Tree
12 1 (1.45%) SSL
12 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (13.04%) MySQL
3 5 (7.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (7.25%) InfluxDB
3 5 (7.25%) ObjectStore
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.90%) Metadata
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Ignite
5 1 (1.45%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.45%) Cloud Spanner
5 1 (1.45%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.45%) Redis
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.45%) GitLab
3 1 (1.45%) GoCD
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Social Skills
3 7 (10.14%) Digital Economy
4 4 (5.80%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.90%) Military
6 1 (1.45%) Advertising
6 1 (1.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 8 (11.59%) Linux Support
3 8 (11.59%) Linux Support Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 7 (10.14%) Linux Specialist
5 6 (8.70%) Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Wintel Support
5 6 (8.70%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Support Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (7.25%) LAMP
2 5 (7.25%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (7.25%) Middleware
3 4 (5.80%) LDAP
4 3 (4.35%) .NET
4 3 (4.35%) JSON
4 3 (4.35%) Regular Expression
5 2 (2.90%) Kafka
5 2 (2.90%) Keycloak
5 2 (2.90%) POSIX
5 2 (2.90%) REST
6 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.45%) Flask
6 1 (1.45%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (11.59%) Clustering
2 8 (11.59%) HACMP
2 8 (11.59%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.70%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.80%) Replication
6 3 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.90%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (2.90%) PKI
7 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.45%) Social Media
8 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (72.46%) Linux
2 33 (47.83%) Windows
3 20 (28.99%) Windows Server
4 16 (23.19%) CentOS
5 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (13.04%) Unix
7 8 (11.59%) HPUX
7 8 (11.59%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (11.59%) SUSE
8 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (5.80%) Ubuntu
9 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (2.90%) Fedora
11 2 (2.90%) Solaris
12 1 (1.45%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Configuration Management
2 17 (24.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (23.19%) DevOps
4 13 (18.84%) Problem Management
5 11 (15.94%) ITIL
5 11 (15.94%) Service Management
6 10 (14.49%) High Availability
6 10 (14.49%) Open Source
6 10 (14.49%) Process Improvement
6 10 (14.49%) Server Management
7 9 (13.04%) Change Management
7 9 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (13.04%) Storage Management
7 9 (13.04%) Task Automation
8 8 (11.59%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (11.59%) Decision-Making
8 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (8.70%) Patch Management
9 6 (8.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (43.48%) Python
2 22 (31.88%) PowerShell
3 17 (24.64%) Bash Shell
4 8 (11.59%) SQL
5 7 (10.14%) Perl
6 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.35%) C
8 2 (2.90%) C#
8 2 (2.90%) Java
8 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.49%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.04%) Degree
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) MCSA
6 4 (5.80%) VCAP
7 3 (4.35%) MCP
8 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.90%) CCNA
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.90%) CISSP
8 2 (2.90%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.90%) GIAC
8 2 (2.90%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (2.90%) MCSE
8 2 (2.90%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.90%) SANS
8 2 (2.90%) SSCP
9 1 (1.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) GDPR
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) HL7
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 34 (49.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
3 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
4 14 (20.29%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (20.29%) vSphere
5 12 (17.39%) Samba
6 11 (15.94%) iptables
7 9 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (11.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (10.14%) BitLocker
9 7 (10.14%) XenApp
9 7 (10.14%) XenDesktop
10 5 (7.25%) Ceph
10 5 (7.25%) Docker
10 5 (7.25%) Postfix
11 3 (4.35%) Terminal Services
11 3 (4.35%) Xen
12 2 (2.90%) LXC
12 2 (2.90%) SRDF
12 2 (2.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (43.48%) Ansible
2 24 (34.78%) Puppet
3 13 (18.84%) Kubernetes
4 11 (15.94%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (13.04%) HAProxy
5 9 (13.04%) Nagios
5 9 (13.04%) Prometheus
5 9 (13.04%) ZABBIX
6 8 (11.59%) Grafana
6 8 (11.59%) Salt
7 7 (10.14%) Backup Exec
8 5 (7.25%) Graylog
8 5 (7.25%) Icinga
8 5 (7.25%) SCCM
8 5 (7.25%) Terraform
9 4 (5.80%) SCOM
9 4 (5.80%) vRealize
10 3 (4.35%) FortiGate
11 2 (2.90%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (2.90%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) VMware
2 29 (42.03%) Red Hat
3 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.29%) NetApp
5 13 (18.84%) Oracle
5 13 (18.84%) SolarWinds
6 12 (17.39%) Cisco
7 11 (15.94%) Dell
7 11 (15.94%) HP
8 10 (14.49%) EMC
9 9 (13.04%) IBM
9 9 (13.04%) Sun
10 8 (11.59%) Citrix
10 8 (11.59%) Sophos
10 8 (11.59%) Veeam
11 6 (8.70%) Splunk
12 5 (7.25%) Brocade
12 5 (7.25%) Clearswift
12 5 (7.25%) F5
12 5 (7.25%) Symantec