Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 794 877 976
Rank change year-on-year +83 +99 +43
Permanent jobs citing NFS 44 108 154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.095% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 30 80 108
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,000 £35,950
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,250 £55,000 £56,250
Median % change year-on-year -6.82% -2.22% +25.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £73,250 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,250 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -15.50% +4.17% +12.94%

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 15,447 19,485 23,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 17.12% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12,570 16,056 19,659
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 12 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 13 April 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 +72 41 £52,500 -4.55% 14
UK excluding London +55 33 £42,250 -15.50% 11
Midlands +39 16 £37,500 +12.78% 2
West Midlands +22 14 £37,500 +12.78% 2
London +99 11 £61,250 +11.36% 4
South East +64 8 £52,500 -8.70% 3
South West +22 4 £40,000 -27.27%
Work from Home -120 4 £78,750 +43.18% 1
Scotland - 3 £50,000 - 1
North of England +38 2 £42,000 -23.64% 3
North West +31 2 £42,000 -23.64%
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 36 (81.82%) VMware
2 35 (79.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (75.00%) Windows
4 27 (61.36%) Azure
5 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
6 25 (56.82%) Windows Server
7 24 (54.55%) Firewall
8 22 (50.00%) Linux
9 21 (47.73%) iSCSI
10 20 (45.45%) Hyper-V
10 20 (45.45%) Microsoft 365
11 18 (40.91%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (38.64%) PowerShell
12 17 (38.64%) VPN
13 16 (36.36%) DNS
13 16 (36.36%) Citrix
13 16 (36.36%) XenDesktop
13 16 (36.36%) Veeam
13 16 (36.36%) Bash Shell
13 16 (36.36%) Ansible
13 16 (36.36%) Server Management
14 15 (34.09%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (34.09%) SAN
14 15 (34.09%) Python
15 14 (31.82%) MS Exchange
15 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
15 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (31.82%) CentOS
16 13 (29.55%) XenApp
16 13 (29.55%) Process Improvement

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 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
1 14 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.91%) Apache
2 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.36%) nginx
4 3 (6.82%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Houdini
1 3 (6.82%) Maya
1 3 (6.82%) NUKE
1 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 27 (61.36%) Azure
2 20 (45.45%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (18.18%) AWS
4 4 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 4 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (9.09%) GCP
5 2 (4.55%) Cloud Run
5 2 (4.55%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.27%) Datadog
6 1 (2.27%) MinIO
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) Firewall
2 21 (47.73%) iSCSI
3 17 (38.64%) VPN
4 16 (36.36%) DNS
5 15 (34.09%) SAN
6 12 (27.27%) DHCP
6 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 5 (11.36%) VLAN
8 4 (9.09%) VSAN
9 3 (6.82%) FTP
9 3 (6.82%) HTTPS
9 3 (6.82%) LAN
9 3 (6.82%) NAS
9 3 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (6.82%) WAN
9 3 (6.82%) Wireless
10 2 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (4.55%) HTTP
10 2 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (6.82%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.55%) Redis
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Ignite
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) InfluxDB
3 1 (2.27%) ObjectStore
3 1 (2.27%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 13 (29.55%) Digital Economy
2 4 (9.09%) Legal
3 3 (6.82%) Games
4 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.27%) Finance
5 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Support
2 11 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Administrator
3 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (15.91%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (15.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) VMware Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) LAMP
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.27%) Flash
2 1 (2.27%) Kafka
2 1 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) libvirt
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) POSIX
2 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.91%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (75.00%) Windows
2 25 (56.82%) Windows Server
3 22 (50.00%) Linux
4 14 (31.82%) CentOS
5 9 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (18.18%) Ubuntu
6 8 (18.18%) Unix
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (9.09%) Fedora
11 3 (6.82%) VMS
11 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
12 2 (4.55%) FreeNAS
12 2 (4.55%) Solaris
12 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
13 1 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (2.27%) Debian
13 1 (2.27%) SUSE
13 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Server Management
2 15 (34.09%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (29.55%) Change Management
3 13 (29.55%) Problem Management
3 13 (29.55%) Process Improvement
4 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 8 (18.18%) DevOps
5 8 (18.18%) Line Management
6 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
7 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Commercial Awareness
7 5 (11.36%) Decision-Making
7 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (11.36%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (11.36%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (9.09%) ITIL
8 4 (9.09%) ITSM
8 4 (9.09%) Open Source
8 4 (9.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) PowerShell
2 16 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 15 (34.09%) Python
4 7 (15.91%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) Perl
6 3 (6.82%) C
7 2 (4.55%) Go
7 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 2 (4.55%) Tcl
8 1 (2.27%) AWK
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) Java
8 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (9.09%) MCP
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) CCNA
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.55%) CISSP
5 2 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.55%) GIAC
5 2 (4.55%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (4.55%) MCSE
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (4.55%) SANS
5 2 (4.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) GDPR
2 4 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (79.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 16 (36.36%) XenDesktop
4 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 13 (29.55%) BitLocker
5 13 (29.55%) XenApp
6 8 (18.18%) Samba
6 8 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (11.36%) Docker
7 5 (11.36%) KVM
7 5 (11.36%) vSphere
8 4 (9.09%) VirtualBox
9 3 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (4.55%) Ceph
10 2 (4.55%) Postfix
10 2 (4.55%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (4.55%) Xen
11 1 (2.27%) oVirt
11 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (36.36%) Ansible
2 13 (29.55%) Backup Exec
3 12 (27.27%) Puppet
4 7 (15.91%) Nagios
5 5 (11.36%) Kubernetes
5 5 (11.36%) SCCM
6 4 (9.09%) HAProxy
6 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (9.09%) SCVMM
6 4 (9.09%) Terraform
6 4 (9.09%) vCenter Server
6 4 (9.09%) ZABBIX
7 3 (6.82%) Grafana
7 3 (6.82%) Icinga
7 3 (6.82%) Prometheus
7 3 (6.82%) vRealize
8 2 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (4.55%) Istio
8 2 (4.55%) Knative
Vendors
1 36 (81.82%) VMware
2 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 16 (36.36%) Citrix
3 16 (36.36%) Veeam
4 13 (29.55%) Sophos
5 12 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 8 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 5 (11.36%) Google
7 5 (11.36%) NetApp
8 4 (9.09%) Dell
8 4 (9.09%) ServiceNow
9 3 (6.82%) Brocade
9 3 (6.82%) EMC
9 3 (6.82%) F5
9 3 (6.82%) HP
9 3 (6.82%) IBM
10 2 (4.55%) Cisco
10 2 (4.55%) Cloudera
10 2 (4.55%) Hortonworks
11 1 (2.27%) Splunk