Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 729 902 954
Rank change year-on-year +173 +52 +43
Permanent jobs citing NFS 34 122 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 0.57% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 28 93 135
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £37,125 £32,000 £34,459
90th Percentile £84,500 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +3.03%

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 11,720 21,380 23,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.44% 17.05% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9,819 17,675 19,105
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,500 £25,375
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +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 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 14 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 20 January 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 +174 31 £52,606 -4.35% 14
UK excluding London +142 26 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Midlands +87 9 £37,500 -2.93% 2
London +189 8 £70,000 +27.27% 6
South East +113 7 £53,750 -6.52%
West Midlands +72 7 £37,500 -2.93% 2
North of England +80 5 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Scotland +40 3 £50,000 -
Work from Home -67 3 £75,000 +36.36% 1
South West +72 2 £39,750 -27.73% 4
Yorkshire +47 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
North East - 2 £44,500 -
North West +79 1 £60,000 +9.09% 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 25 (73.53%) VMware
2 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (61.76%) Windows
4 18 (52.94%) Linux
5 17 (50.00%) SAN
5 17 (50.00%) Firewall
5 17 (50.00%) iSCSI
5 17 (50.00%) Azure
5 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 16 (47.06%) DNS
7 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 14 (41.18%) Bash Shell
8 13 (38.24%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (35.29%) Unix
9 12 (35.29%) Python
9 12 (35.29%) DHCP
10 11 (32.35%) Red Hat
11 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
11 10 (29.41%) VPN
11 10 (29.41%) Ansible
11 10 (29.41%) CentOS
11 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
11 10 (29.41%) Office 365
12 9 (26.47%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (26.47%) XenDesktop
12 9 (26.47%) Veeam
12 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
12 9 (26.47%) Citrix
13 8 (23.53%) Change Management
13 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.76%) Apache
4 3 (8.82%) SAS
5 2 (5.88%) nginx
6 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
6 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (50.00%) Azure
2 10 (29.41%) Office 365
3 7 (20.59%) AWS
4 4 (11.76%) Amazon S3
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.88%) GCP
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.94%) Cloud Run
6 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) Firewall
1 17 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 17 (50.00%) SAN
2 16 (47.06%) DNS
3 12 (35.29%) DHCP
4 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 10 (29.41%) VPN
5 6 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (17.65%) VLAN
6 3 (8.82%) LAN
6 3 (8.82%) NAS
6 3 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (8.82%) SNMP
6 3 (8.82%) VSAN
6 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 3 (8.82%) Wireless
7 2 (5.88%) FTP
7 2 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (5.88%) SMTP
7 2 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.88%) Redis
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.94%) OLTP
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 6 (17.65%) Digital Economy
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Games
4 2 (5.88%) Finance
4 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Administrator
2 7 (20.59%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (17.65%) Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) IT Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior IT Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Senior IT Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Flash
1 3 (8.82%) LAMP
1 3 (8.82%) POSIX
2 2 (5.88%) Kafka
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.94%) FFmpeg
3 1 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (2.94%) libvirt
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.82%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.94%) Life Science
5 1 (2.94%) PKI
5 1 (2.94%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Linux
3 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (35.29%) Unix
5 10 (29.41%) CentOS
6 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (20.59%) Ubuntu
8 5 (14.71%) VMS
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (8.82%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (8.82%) SUSE
10 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (5.88%) AIX
11 2 (5.88%) Debian
11 2 (5.88%) Fedora
11 2 (5.88%) FreeNAS
11 2 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (5.88%) Solaris
11 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (23.53%) Change Management
2 8 (23.53%) Server Management
3 7 (20.59%) High Availability
4 6 (17.65%) Capacity Management
4 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 6 (17.65%) Process Improvement
5 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
5 5 (14.71%) DevOps
5 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (14.71%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (11.76%) ERP
6 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.82%) Line Management
7 3 (8.82%) Network Design
7 3 (8.82%) Open Source
7 3 (8.82%) Storage Management
8 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) Bash Shell
2 12 (35.29%) Python
3 6 (17.65%) Perl
3 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.76%) C++
4 4 (11.76%) Java
4 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Korn
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) Tcl
6 1 (2.94%) AWK
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.88%) MCP
4 2 (5.88%) MCSA
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) GDPR
2 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
3 9 (26.47%) XenDesktop
4 6 (17.65%) BitLocker
4 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (17.65%) vSphere
4 6 (17.65%) XenApp
5 5 (14.71%) KVM
6 4 (11.76%) Docker
7 3 (8.82%) GPFS
7 3 (8.82%) Samba
7 3 (8.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (5.88%) Postfix
8 2 (5.88%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (5.88%) VirtualBox
9 1 (2.94%) Ceph
9 1 (2.94%) GlusterFS
9 1 (2.94%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Ansible
2 7 (20.59%) Puppet
3 6 (17.65%) Backup Exec
4 4 (11.76%) Nagios
4 4 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (8.82%) HAProxy
5 3 (8.82%) Icinga
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (8.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (8.82%) vRealize
6 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
6 2 (5.88%) SCCM
6 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
6 2 (5.88%) systemd
6 2 (5.88%) WSUS
7 1 (2.94%) Grafana
7 1 (2.94%) Rancher
7 1 (2.94%) Terraform
7 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.94%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) VMware
2 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Red Hat
4 9 (26.47%) Citrix
4 9 (26.47%) Veeam
5 6 (17.65%) Sophos
6 4 (11.76%) Brocade
6 4 (11.76%) Dell
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) IBM
6 4 (11.76%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.82%) Cisco
7 3 (8.82%) NetApp
7 3 (8.82%) Veritas
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle
8 2 (5.88%) QAD
8 2 (5.88%) SAP
8 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.94%) Avature