Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 959 649 951
Rank change year-on-year -310 +302 +56
Permanent jobs citing NFS 91 39 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.080% 0.095%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.43% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 55 18 90
10th Percentile £36,490 £37,675 £32,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,188 £36,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £62,250 £72,500 £69,688
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,125 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -19.05% +23.53%

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 22,555 9,028 23,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.85% 18.47% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15,529 7,757 19,565
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -295 76 £55,000 +10.00% 15
UK excluding London -198 69 £55,000 +29.41% 10
East of England - 31 £55,000 - 1
Midlands -105 17 £55,000 +78.14% 1
London -255 11 £72,500 - 8
East Midlands - 10 £55,000 - 1
South East -165 8 £55,000 - 4
Scotland - 8 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands -104 7 £35,665 +15.51%
South West -96 5 £45,000 +13.92% 1
Work from Home -267 5 £60,000 -14.29% 1
North of England -136 2 £30,000 -31.82%
North East -37 1 £30,000 -30.64%
North West -96 1 - -
Yorkshire -97 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 59 (64.84%) Linux
1 59 (64.84%) VMware
2 50 (54.95%) Windows
3 42 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (39.56%) Python
5 33 (36.26%) Red Hat
5 33 (36.26%) PowerShell
5 33 (36.26%) Azure
6 32 (35.16%) Ansible
7 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
8 30 (32.97%) Security Cleared
9 29 (31.87%) DNS
9 29 (31.87%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (28.57%) SAN
10 26 (28.57%) AWS
11 24 (26.37%) Hyper-V
12 23 (25.27%) SC Cleared
13 22 (24.18%) Degree
14 21 (23.08%) iSCSI
14 21 (23.08%) Puppet
15 19 (20.88%) IIS
16 18 (19.78%) Apache
16 18 (19.78%) DV Cleared
16 18 (19.78%) vSphere
17 17 (18.68%) Cisco
17 17 (18.68%) Configuration Management
17 17 (18.68%) Task Automation
17 17 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 16 (17.58%) Windows Server
18 16 (17.58%) GCP

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 19 (20.88%) IIS
2 18 (19.78%) Apache
3 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
4 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (9.89%) Tomcat
5 7 (7.69%) OpenEdge
6 5 (5.49%) OpenStack
7 4 (4.40%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (1.10%) Confluence
10 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.10%) NetWeaver
10 1 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Primavera
1 1 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 33 (36.26%) Azure
2 26 (28.57%) AWS
3 16 (17.58%) GCP
4 10 (10.99%) SaaS
5 9 (9.89%) PaaS
6 6 (6.59%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (4.40%) IaaS
8 3 (3.30%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (3.30%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.30%) MinIO
9 1 (1.10%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.10%) Azure Key Vault
9 1 (1.10%) Cohesity
9 1 (1.10%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.87%) DNS
2 26 (28.57%) SAN
3 21 (23.08%) iSCSI
4 15 (16.48%) Firewall
4 15 (16.48%) HTTP
5 10 (10.99%) DHCP
6 8 (8.79%) SMTP
7 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 7 (7.69%) VPN
8 6 (6.59%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (6.59%) NAS
9 5 (5.49%) VSAN
10 3 (3.30%) SSH
11 2 (2.20%) FTP
11 2 (2.20%) IPsec
11 2 (2.20%) SNMP
12 1 (1.10%) Broadband
12 1 (1.10%) DMZ
12 1 (1.10%) Internet
12 1 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (12.09%) MySQL
3 4 (4.40%) Metadata
4 3 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.30%) InfluxDB
4 3 (3.30%) ObjectStore
5 2 (2.20%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.10%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.10%) Cloud Spanner
6 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.10%) Redis
6 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.10%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.20%) GitLab
2 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.10%) GoCD
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Social Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Documentation Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Automotive
4 4 (4.40%) Digital Economy
5 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Linux Engineer
2 15 (16.48%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 14 (15.38%) SOC Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) SOC Specialist
4 11 (12.09%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Linux Specialist
5 9 (9.89%) Linux Support
5 9 (9.89%) Linux Support Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Wintel Support
7 6 (6.59%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Storage Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) Machine Learning Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Storage Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) LDAP
2 14 (15.38%) JSON
2 14 (15.38%) Regular Expression
3 8 (8.79%) LAMP
4 7 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (5.49%) Middleware
6 4 (4.40%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (4.40%) POSIX
6 4 (4.40%) PyTorch
7 3 (3.30%) .NET
8 2 (2.20%) Flash
8 2 (2.20%) Keycloak
9 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.10%) Flask
9 1 (1.10%) GraphQL
9 1 (1.10%) Kafka
9 1 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.10%) REST
9 1 (1.10%) SAP Basis
9 1 (1.10%) SAP BC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (15.38%) Cyber Defence
3 11 (12.09%) Clustering
4 10 (10.99%) HACMP
5 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
6 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (6.59%) Replication
7 5 (5.49%) PKI
8 4 (4.40%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (2.20%) EMC VNX
9 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
10 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.10%) CMDB
10 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (64.84%) Linux
2 50 (54.95%) Windows
3 16 (17.58%) Windows Server
4 15 (16.48%) Unix
5 13 (14.29%) CentOS
5 13 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (10.99%) SUSE
7 9 (9.89%) HPUX
7 9 (9.89%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.30%) Solaris
10 3 (3.30%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.10%) AIX
11 1 (1.10%) Android
11 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.10%) Fedora
11 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Configuration Management
1 17 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 17 (18.68%) Task Automation
2 15 (16.48%) High Availability
3 14 (15.38%) Information Management
3 14 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
3 14 (15.38%) Network Packet Capture
3 14 (15.38%) Security Operations
3 14 (15.38%) SIEM
3 14 (15.38%) Threat Detection
4 13 (14.29%) DevOps
5 12 (13.19%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (13.19%) Open Source
5 12 (13.19%) Problem Management
5 12 (13.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (12.09%) ITIL
7 10 (10.99%) Change Management
8 9 (9.89%) Migration
8 9 (9.89%) Server Management
8 9 (9.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.56%) Python
2 33 (36.26%) PowerShell
3 15 (16.48%) Bash Shell
4 9 (9.89%) Perl
5 7 (7.69%) C
6 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.40%) SQL
8 3 (3.30%) C++
8 3 (3.30%) Java
9 2 (2.20%) C#
9 2 (2.20%) Go
10 1 (1.10%) AWK
10 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.10%) PHP
10 1 (1.10%) Ruby
10 1 (1.10%) sed
Qualifications
1 30 (32.97%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.27%) SC Cleared
3 22 (24.18%) Degree
4 18 (19.78%) DV Cleared
5 9 (9.89%) MCSA
5 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.89%) VCAP
6 4 (4.40%) PhD
7 1 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.10%) MCP
7 1 (1.10%) NCSIE
7 1 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) GDPR
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
3 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.10%) HL7
4 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 42 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
3 29 (31.87%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (26.37%) Hyper-V
5 18 (19.78%) vSphere
6 15 (16.48%) iptables
7 14 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (12.09%) Samba
9 9 (9.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (8.79%) Docker
11 7 (7.69%) Postfix
12 5 (5.49%) Terminal Services
13 4 (4.40%) BitLocker
13 4 (4.40%) XenApp
13 4 (4.40%) XenDesktop
14 3 (3.30%) Ceph
15 2 (2.20%) Firmware
15 2 (2.20%) GPFS
15 2 (2.20%) LXC
15 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (35.16%) Ansible
2 21 (23.08%) Puppet
3 13 (14.29%) Kubernetes
4 11 (12.09%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (10.99%) Salt
6 9 (9.89%) HAProxy
7 8 (8.79%) SCOM
8 6 (6.59%) Prometheus
8 6 (6.59%) SCCM
9 5 (5.49%) FortiGate
9 5 (5.49%) Grafana
9 5 (5.49%) Nagios
9 5 (5.49%) vRealize
10 4 (4.40%) Backup Exec
10 4 (4.40%) Terraform
10 4 (4.40%) ZABBIX
11 3 (3.30%) Graylog
11 3 (3.30%) Icinga
11 3 (3.30%) Oracle ZFS
12 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 59 (64.84%) VMware
2 33 (36.26%) Red Hat
3 17 (18.68%) Cisco
4 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (16.48%) Oracle
5 13 (14.29%) NetApp
6 11 (12.09%) Dell
6 11 (12.09%) SolarWinds
6 11 (12.09%) Sun
7 10 (10.99%) EMC
7 10 (10.99%) IBM
8 9 (9.89%) HP
9 7 (7.69%) Brocade
9 7 (7.69%) Clearswift
9 7 (7.69%) F5
9 7 (7.69%) Symantec
10 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
10 5 (5.49%) Citrix
10 5 (5.49%) Sophos
10 5 (5.49%) Veeam