The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 105 107 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3083 2927 2728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.54% 2.64% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.06% 13.22% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2562 2455 2376
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20469 22138 22344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 19.94% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16208 17824 18652
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DNS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DNS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS within the UK.

DNS Salary Trend in the UK

DNS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

DNS Salary Histogram in the UK

DNS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 2974 £39,000 -2.50% 336
London -10 1207 £45,000 -5.26% 125
South East -5 719 £38,000 +1.33% 80
East of England -2 312 £37,500 -6.25% 33
City of London +6 296 £46,500 +2.19% 26
Berkshire +5 237 £42,500 +13.33% 32
Yorkshire +5 230 £32,500 -8.45% 18
West Yorkshire -1 154 £28,250 -19.28% 11
Hampshire +7 149 £35,000 -6.66% 10
North West +21 147 £33,750 +12.50% 28
Reading +25 136 £45,000 +20.00% 16
Surrey -21 126 £38,000 +1.33% 10
East Midlands +36 122 £35,000 - 12
South West -31 112 £31,500 -16.00% 23
West Midlands -6 110 £35,000 - 13
Bedfordshire -1 101 £35,000 -14.63% 10
Leeds +24 94 £35,000 +22.80% 3
Manchester +8 73 £34,500 +6.15% 16
West Sussex -2 69 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Hertfordshire -12 63 £45,000 - 11
Bedford +6 57 £34,000 -10.52% 4
Essex -30 56 £48,750 +39.28% 1
Cheshire +32 55 £37,500 -1.31% 9
Buckinghamshire +6 45 £40,500 +8.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -11 44 £37,500 - 7
Oxfordshire -21 43 £35,000 -5.40% 8
Nottinghamshire +23 42 £35,000 +9.37% 3
Bristol +11 40 £31,500 -21.25% 5
North Yorkshire -3 36 £47,500 +28.37% 5
Suffolk -6 36 £35,000 - 2

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 4071 (70.53%) Windows
2 3081 (53.38%) DHCP
3 2980 (51.63%) Active Directory
4 2764 (47.89%) Microsoft
5 2552 (44.21%) VMware
6 2487 (43.09%) TCP/IP
7 2252 (39.02%) Firewall
8 2217 (38.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1830 (31.70%) Linux
10 1823 (31.58%) MS Exchange
11 1744 (30.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1663 (28.81%) Cisco
13 1647 (28.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 1340 (23.22%) Citrix
15 1338 (23.18%) Microsoft Certification
16 1296 (22.45%) MS Excel
17 1246 (21.59%) VPN
18 1186 (20.55%) LAN
19 1182 (20.48%) ITIL
20 1166 (20.20%) SAN
21 1151 (19.94%) WAN
22 1084 (18.78%) SQL
23 1053 (18.24%) SQL Server
24 1013 (17.55%) Exchange Server 2010
25 982 (17.01%) Finance
26 960 (16.63%) Windows 7
27 909 (15.75%) MCSE
28 907 (15.71%) HP
29 901 (15.61%) IIS
30 863 (14.95%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1823 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 1013 (17.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 901 (15.61%) IIS
4 613 (10.62%) Apache
5 598 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 559 (9.68%) SharePoint
7 497 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 380 (6.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 322 (5.58%) Lync
10 283 (4.90%) Tomcat
11 258 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
12 117 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
13 105 (1.82%) WebSphere
14 99 (1.72%) CMS
15 88 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
16 76 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
17 58 (1.00%) Confluence
18 51 (0.88%) nginx
19 44 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
20 42 (0.73%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1296 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 832 (14.41%) MS Office
3 55 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.23%) MS Project
6 13 (0.23%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.069%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.052%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.035%) SPSS
11 1 (0.017%) Maya
Business Applications
1 44 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.35%) SAP Business One
3 18 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 15 (0.26%) Magento
6 11 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.17%) Eikon
7 10 (0.17%) Sage 1000
7 10 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
8 8 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.14%) RMDS
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
10 4 (0.069%) RiskWrite
10 4 (0.069%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.069%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 4 (0.069%) SunGard AvantGard
10 4 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.069%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.052%) Agresso
11 3 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 260 (4.50%) Office 365
2 192 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 156 (2.70%) SaaS
4 108 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 94 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
6 71 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 55 (0.95%) Amazon S3
8 40 (0.69%) IaaS
9 35 (0.61%) PaaS
10 29 (0.50%) Joyent
11 23 (0.40%) Google Apps
12 18 (0.31%) Google App Engine
13 16 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
13 16 (0.28%) Heroku
13 16 (0.28%) Engine Yard
14 13 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.19%) Route 53
16 10 (0.17%) CloudFront
17 9 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
18 6 (0.10%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 3081 (53.38%) DHCP
2 2487 (43.09%) TCP/IP
3 2252 (39.02%) Firewall
4 1246 (21.59%) VPN
5 1186 (20.55%) LAN
6 1166 (20.20%) SAN
7 1151 (19.94%) WAN
8 759 (13.15%) Internet
9 621 (10.76%) SMTP
10 612 (10.60%) HTTP
11 534 (9.25%) SSL
12 451 (7.81%) Wireless
13 435 (7.54%) LDAP
14 402 (6.96%) VLAN
15 397 (6.88%) VoIP
16 357 (6.19%) OSPF
17 355 (6.15%) BGP
18 353 (6.12%) MPLS
19 344 (5.96%) NAS
20 308 (5.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1053 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 482 (8.35%) MySQL
3 322 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 224 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 118 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 96 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
7 92 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 89 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 81 (1.40%) NoSQL
10 77 (1.33%) MongoDB
11 70 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
12 58 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 57 (0.99%) Redis
14 45 (0.78%) Oracle Database
15 37 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 34 (0.59%) MariaDB
17 31 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
18 27 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 26 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 23 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 150 (2.60%) Subversion
2 114 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 113 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 101 (1.75%) JIRA
5 68 (1.18%) Maven
6 52 (0.90%) Ant
7 30 (0.52%) Hudson
8 27 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (0.45%) Selenium
10 17 (0.29%) FishEye
11 16 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (0.26%) Visual Studio
13 11 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.19%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.17%) Mercurial
14 10 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
15 9 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
15 9 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 7 (0.12%) Eclipse
17 5 (0.087%) JUnit
General
1 982 (17.01%) Finance
2 324 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 211 (3.66%) Retail
4 179 (3.10%) Banking
5 119 (2.06%) Marketing
6 117 (2.03%) Legal
7 115 (1.99%) Law
8 108 (1.87%) Back Office
9 72 (1.25%) Games
10 71 (1.23%) Billing
11 65 (1.13%) Advertising
12 50 (0.87%) Publishing
13 41 (0.71%) French Language
14 37 (0.64%) Manufacturing
15 33 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.52%) Local Government
17 29 (0.50%) Online Betting
17 29 (0.50%) German Language
18 24 (0.42%) Investment Banking
19 17 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 765 (13.25%) Analyst
2 749 (12.98%) Support Engineer
3 730 (12.65%) Administrator
4 561 (9.72%) Systems Administrator
5 448 (7.76%) Systems Engineer
6 433 (7.50%) Network Engineer
7 393 (6.81%) Support Analyst
8 392 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 307 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 303 (5.25%) IT Support
11 292 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
12 273 (4.73%) Consultant
13 206 (3.57%) Technical Support
14 204 (3.53%) Linux Administrator
15 179 (3.10%) Architect
16 177 (3.07%) Team Leader
17 163 (2.82%) Developer
18 162 (2.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 152 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
20 148 (2.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (5.09%) .NET
2 223 (3.86%) HTML
3 219 (3.79%) Web Services
4 204 (3.53%) CSS
5 172 (2.98%) XML
6 126 (2.18%) SOAP
7 113 (1.96%) LAMP
8 77 (1.33%) jQuery
9 73 (1.26%) COM
10 69 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
11 68 (1.18%) JSON
11 68 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 56 (0.97%) J2EE
13 48 (0.83%) Middleware
14 44 (0.76%) Ajax
15 39 (0.68%) .NET Framework
16 37 (0.64%) HTML5
17 33 (0.57%) MSMQ
18 27 (0.47%) WSH
19 26 (0.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 641 (11.11%) Clustering
2 504 (8.73%) Blackberry
3 206 (3.57%) Replication
4 167 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 165 (2.86%) Open Source
6 154 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 138 (2.39%) Thin Client
7 138 (2.39%) Fat Client
8 106 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 96 (1.66%) iPhone
10 85 (1.47%) Hedge funds
11 82 (1.42%) Firmware
12 81 (1.40%) iPad
13 71 (1.23%) Client/Server
14 66 (1.14%) Statistics
15 65 (1.13%) Smartphone
16 64 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
17 46 (0.80%) PKI
18 39 (0.68%) Online Games
19 38 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4071 (70.53%) Windows
2 2217 (38.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1830 (31.70%) Linux
4 1647 (28.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 960 (16.63%) Windows 7
6 831 (14.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 780 (13.51%) UNIX
8 582 (10.08%) Windows XP
9 444 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 388 (6.72%) Windows 8
11 340 (5.89%) Solaris
12 251 (4.35%) CentOS
13 213 (3.69%) Windows Vista
14 154 (2.67%) Ubuntu
15 153 (2.65%) Android
16 127 (2.20%) Mac OS X
17 115 (1.99%) Debian
18 108 (1.87%) AIX
19 89 (1.54%) Apple iOS
20 66 (1.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1182 (20.48%) ITIL
2 565 (9.79%) Load Balancing
3 327 (5.67%) Project Management
3 327 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 322 (5.58%) E-Commerce
5 319 (5.53%) Service Delivery
6 262 (4.54%) Network Management
7 253 (4.38%) Problem Management
8 245 (4.24%) Service Management
9 234 (4.05%) Configuration Management
10 220 (3.81%) Change Management
11 184 (3.19%) Network Design
12 175 (3.03%) Migration
13 174 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
14 168 (2.91%) CRM
15 155 (2.69%) Business Continuity
16 154 (2.67%) Incident Management
17 153 (2.65%) Capacity Management
18 145 (2.51%) Network Monitoring
19 131 (2.27%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1084 (18.78%) SQL
2 719 (12.46%) PowerShell
3 506 (8.77%) Perl
4 424 (7.35%) Java
5 335 (5.80%) Bash Shell
6 328 (5.68%) Python
7 280 (4.85%) Shell Script
8 266 (4.61%) PHP
9 208 (3.60%) JavaScript
10 153 (2.65%) Ruby
11 147 (2.55%) C#
12 136 (2.36%) VBScript
13 126 (2.18%) C
14 74 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 70 (1.21%) C++
16 66 (1.14%) VB.NET
17 60 (1.04%) Korn
18 54 (0.94%) VB
19 17 (0.29%) Clojure
20 16 (0.28%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1338 (23.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 909 (15.75%) MCSE
3 707 (12.25%) Cisco Certification
4 551 (9.55%) Degree
5 504 (8.73%) CCNA
6 439 (7.61%) MCITP
7 387 (6.70%) MCSA
8 368 (6.38%) MCP
9 361 (6.25%) CCNP
10 247 (4.28%) Security Cleared
11 206 (3.57%) MCTS
12 190 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 160 (2.77%) SC Cleared
14 130 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
15 115 (1.99%) DV Cleared
16 101 (1.75%) CCA
17 84 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
18 69 (1.20%) CCSE
19 62 (1.07%) CCIE
20 59 (1.02%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 468 (8.11%) SLA
2 117 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 105 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 88 (1.52%) QA
5 30 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.16%) GAMP
7 8 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (0.14%) GCP
7 8 (0.14%) GMP
7 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.035%) HL7
9 1 (0.017%) BS7799
9 1 (0.017%) GxP
9 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.017%) DICOM
System Software
1 2980 (51.63%) Active Directory
2 1744 (30.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 863 (14.95%) Hyper-V
4 527 (9.13%) XenApp
5 475 (8.23%) vSphere
6 340 (5.89%) VMware ESX
7 273 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
8 236 (4.09%) XenDesktop
9 220 (3.81%) Terminal Services
10 216 (3.74%) NFS
11 164 (2.84%) XenServer
12 121 (2.10%) ISA Server
13 108 (1.87%) UAG
14 105 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
15 91 (1.58%) KVM
16 82 (1.42%) MetaFrame
17 71 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
18 62 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 57 (0.99%) Samba
19 57 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 476 (8.25%) SCCM
2 405 (7.02%) Puppet
3 369 (6.39%) Backup Exec
4 346 (5.99%) SCOM
5 318 (5.51%) WSUS
6 263 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
7 254 (4.40%) Nagios
8 187 (3.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 180 (3.12%) NetBackup
10 96 (1.66%) CiscoWorks
11 82 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
12 79 (1.37%) HP NNM
13 75 (1.30%) Tivoli
14 70 (1.21%) Cacti
15 55 (0.95%) HP SIM
16 53 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 51 (0.88%) OpenView
17 51 (0.88%) ARCserve
18 49 (0.85%) CFEngine
18 49 (0.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2764 (47.89%) Microsoft
2 2552 (44.21%) VMware
3 1663 (28.81%) Cisco
4 1340 (23.22%) Citrix
5 907 (15.71%) HP
6 638 (11.05%) Red Hat
7 524 (9.08%) Symantec
8 423 (7.33%) Juniper
9 376 (6.51%) Oracle
10 375 (6.50%) CheckPoint
11 329 (5.70%) Dell
12 300 (5.20%) NetApp
13 284 (4.92%) F5
14 262 (4.54%) IBM
15 207 (3.59%) EMC
16 186 (3.22%) Apple
17 184 (3.19%) McAfee
18 163 (2.82%) SolarWinds
19 150 (2.60%) Veritas
20 144 (2.49%) Sun
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £47000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens+bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, BUPA Healthcare
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £325 - £500 Per Day £325-£500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £32000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
IT Connections
Salary: to £32,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £18,00 to £22,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
networx
Salary: £35,704 to £37,586 with further progression based on merit
Posted: 23 hours ago