Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Network File System (NFS)
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 705 985 1041
Rank change year-on-year +280 +56 -60
Permanent jobs citing NFS 71 126 146
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.088% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 0.61% 0.51% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 39 105 106
Median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -8.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £38,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £75,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,438 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -49.27% +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 11,713 24,544 25,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.02% 17.19% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9,623 20,160 20,193
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,025 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%

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 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for NFS in the UK

NFS
Top 13 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 8 August 2020. 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 +263 62 £55,000 -8.33% 9
UK excluding London +269 53 £30,438 -49.27% 3
Midlands +135 23 £30,875 -11.79%
West Midlands +117 23 £30,875 -11.79%
London +177 16 £60,000 -14.29% 6
South East +181 13 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £30,000 -
North of England +156 5 £44,000 -16.19% 1
North East - 4 £43,250 -
Work from Home +69 3 £70,000 +75.00%
South West +98 2 £39,500 -34.17% 1
Yorkshire +114 1 £55,000 -33.33% 1
East of England +86 1 £55,000 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 40 (56.34%) Windows
1 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
1 40 (56.34%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (54.93%) VMware
3 37 (52.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (47.89%) Windows Server
5 31 (43.66%) Linux
6 28 (39.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 27 (38.03%) PowerShell
8 26 (36.62%) Azure
8 26 (36.62%) VPN
8 26 (36.62%) Firewall
9 25 (35.21%) iSCSI
10 24 (33.80%) DNS
11 23 (32.39%) Backup Exec
12 22 (30.99%) Change Management
12 22 (30.99%) FTP
12 22 (30.99%) Citrix
12 22 (30.99%) Sophos
12 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
12 22 (30.99%) BS25999
12 22 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 22 (30.99%) Hyper-V
12 22 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 22 (30.99%) Problem Management
12 22 (30.99%) XenApp
12 22 (30.99%) XenDesktop
12 22 (30.99%) Veeam
12 22 (30.99%) Process Improvement
12 22 (30.99%) Office 365

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 22 (30.99%) Exchange Server 2013
1 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (18.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (8.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (36.62%) Azure
2 22 (30.99%) Office 365
3 10 (14.08%) AWS
4 2 (2.82%) GCP
5 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (36.62%) Firewall
1 26 (36.62%) VPN
2 25 (35.21%) iSCSI
3 24 (33.80%) DNS
4 22 (30.99%) FTP
5 16 (22.54%) DHCP
5 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
6 13 (18.31%) HTTP
7 11 (15.49%) NAS
7 11 (15.49%) SMTP
8 10 (14.08%) SAN
9 9 (12.68%) LAN
9 9 (12.68%) SSH
9 9 (12.68%) WAN
10 4 (5.63%) VLAN
10 4 (5.63%) VoIP
11 2 (2.82%) Broadband
11 2 (2.82%) IPv4
11 2 (2.82%) IPv6
11 2 (2.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) MySQL
2 4 (5.63%) Big Data
3 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Eclipse
1 13 (18.31%) NWDS
2 3 (4.23%) JIRA
3 2 (2.82%) Gerrit
3 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
1 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
1 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Legal
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Infrastructure Support
2 18 (25.35%) Analyst
2 18 (25.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 18 (25.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 18 (25.35%) Support Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Consultant
3 13 (18.31%) SAP Consultant
3 13 (18.31%) SAP PI Consultant
4 10 (14.08%) Junior
5 9 (12.68%) Junior Unix Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Unix Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Citrix Support
8 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Citrix Specialist
9 4 (5.63%) Citrix Support Specialist
9 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
9 4 (5.63%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) Apache Flex
1 13 (18.31%) JSON
1 13 (18.31%) REST
1 13 (18.31%) SAP PI
1 13 (18.31%) SAP XI
1 13 (18.31%) SOAP
1 13 (18.31%) XML
1 13 (18.31%) XSD
1 13 (18.31%) XSLT
2 8 (11.27%) LDAP
3 3 (4.23%) LAMP
4 2 (2.82%) FFmpeg
5 1 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.41%) Node.js
5 1 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 28 (39.44%) Enterprise Storage
2 16 (22.54%) Driving Licence
3 13 (18.31%) W3C
4 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
4 8 (11.27%) Replication
5 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.45%) EMC VMAX
5 6 (8.45%) EMC VNX
5 6 (8.45%) HP Storage
5 6 (8.45%) IBM XIV
5 6 (8.45%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.82%) Social Media
6 2 (2.82%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (1.41%) FMCG
7 1 (1.41%) Handset
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 34 (47.89%) Windows Server
3 31 (43.66%) Linux
4 17 (23.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (22.54%) Ubuntu
5 16 (22.54%) Unix
6 9 (12.68%) CentOS
6 9 (12.68%) Solaris
7 8 (11.27%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (5.63%) Fedora
11 3 (4.23%) Debian
11 3 (4.23%) FreeBSD
11 3 (4.23%) VMS
12 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (56.34%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (30.99%) Change Management
2 22 (30.99%) Line Management
2 22 (30.99%) Problem Management
2 22 (30.99%) Process Improvement
2 22 (30.99%) Server Management
3 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (22.54%) Commercial Awareness
4 16 (22.54%) Decision-Making
4 16 (22.54%) Strategic Planning
5 14 (19.72%) Configuration Management
6 13 (18.31%) Migration
7 11 (15.49%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (14.08%) ITIL
9 8 (11.27%) High Availability
10 7 (9.86%) DevOps
10 7 (9.86%) ERP
10 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) PowerShell
2 21 (29.58%) Bash Shell
3 17 (23.94%) Python
4 16 (22.54%) Java
5 13 (18.31%) ABAP
6 10 (14.08%) Perl
7 6 (8.45%) C
8 4 (5.63%) PHP
9 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.82%) C++
11 1 (1.41%) C#
11 1 (1.41%) Ruby
11 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) MCSE
3 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.63%) CCNA
4 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.63%) CISSP
4 4 (5.63%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.63%) GIAC
4 4 (5.63%) Linux+ Certification
4 4 (5.63%) MCSA
4 4 (5.63%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (5.63%) SANS
4 4 (5.63%) SSCP
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.99%) BS25999
1 22 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 22 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.45%) QA
System Software
1 37 (52.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (30.99%) BitLocker
2 22 (30.99%) Hyper-V
2 22 (30.99%) XenApp
2 22 (30.99%) XenDesktop
3 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
4 13 (18.31%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (15.49%) vSphere
6 10 (14.08%) Docker
7 7 (9.86%) Samba
8 5 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (5.63%) VirtualBox
9 4 (5.63%) Xen
10 2 (2.82%) KVM
10 2 (2.82%) Squid
11 1 (1.41%) pfSense
11 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (32.39%) Backup Exec
2 14 (19.72%) Puppet
3 9 (12.68%) Ansible
4 7 (9.86%) Nagios
5 6 (8.45%) Kubernetes
6 4 (5.63%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (5.63%) OpenNMS
6 4 (5.63%) vCenter Server
6 4 (5.63%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.82%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.82%) systemd
8 1 (1.41%) Proxmox
8 1 (1.41%) Rancher
8 1 (1.41%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
2 39 (54.93%) VMware
3 22 (30.99%) Citrix
3 22 (30.99%) Sophos
3 22 (30.99%) Veeam
4 19 (26.76%) SAP
5 18 (25.35%) Red Hat
6 10 (14.08%) EMC
6 10 (14.08%) HP
6 10 (14.08%) Oracle
7 7 (9.86%) Dell
8 6 (8.45%) Fujitsu
8 6 (8.45%) IBM
8 6 (8.45%) Remedy
9 5 (7.04%) NetApp
10 4 (5.63%) Cloudera
10 4 (5.63%) Hortonworks
10 4 (5.63%) QAD
10 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.23%) F5