The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 100 97 119
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3045 3296 2625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.78% 2.82% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.51% 15.88% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2546 2683 2117
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015 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 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 2884 £40,000 - 359
London -27 1023 £46,500 -1.06% 123
South East +12 820 £40,000 +6.66% 90
East of England +18 283 £38,500 -3.75% 37
Berkshire -10 215 £45,000 +7.14% 23
North West +31 201 £32,500 -5.79% 39
Yorkshire -15 199 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Surrey +34 196 £38,500 +2.66% 18
City of London -24 195 £47,500 -5.00% 30
South West +4 174 £35,000 +16.66% 16
Hampshire +24 162 £42,000 +29.23% 20
West Yorkshire -21 130 £34,500 -18.82% 17
West Midlands -21 122 £32,500 +8.33% 14
Reading +14 121 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Manchester +21 115 £32,500 -13.33% 19
Hertfordshire +5 110 £39,750 -20.50% 14
Leeds -3 105 £34,250 -19.41% 16
Wiltshire +36 70 £39,000 +47.16% 2
Cheshire +18 65 £32,500 -3.99% 14
Scotland +8 61 £30,000 -11.76% 4
Essex +20 60 £39,000 +13.04% 2
West Sussex +10 60 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East Midlands -5 58 £39,083 +4.22% 7
Buckinghamshire +34 56 £40,000 -15.78% 11
Kent +29 52 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Cambridgeshire +28 52 £38,500 -8.33% 12
Oxfordshire 0 51 £36,750 +14.84% 4
North Yorkshire +16 50 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Gloucestershire +6 49 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Wales +14 48 £36,500 +15.87% 7

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4293 (69.47%) Windows
2 3472 (56.18%) DHCP
3 3241 (52.44%) Active Directory
4 2913 (47.14%) Microsoft
5 2816 (45.57%) VMware
6 2414 (39.06%) TCP/IP
7 2189 (35.42%) Firewall
8 2025 (32.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 1966 (31.81%) MS Exchange
10 1962 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1959 (31.70%) Cisco
12 1804 (29.19%) Linux
13 1478 (23.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 1364 (22.07%) MS Excel
15 1356 (21.94%) ITIL
15 1356 (21.94%) VPN
16 1221 (19.76%) SAN
17 1215 (19.66%) Citrix
17 1215 (19.66%) LAN
18 1204 (19.48%) WAN
19 1128 (18.25%) Windows Server 2003
20 1089 (17.62%) SQL Server
20 1089 (17.62%) Exchange Server 2010
21 1071 (17.33%) SQL
22 987 (15.97%) Cisco Certification
23 958 (15.50%) HP
24 924 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
25 895 (14.48%) Finance
26 876 (14.17%) Hyper-V
27 836 (13.53%) Windows 7

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1966 (31.81%) MS Exchange
2 1089 (17.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 756 (12.23%) IIS
4 584 (9.45%) Apache
5 556 (9.00%) SharePoint
6 510 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 466 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 431 (6.97%) Lync
9 318 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 286 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 252 (4.08%) Tomcat
12 183 (2.96%) nginx
13 126 (2.04%) OpenStack
14 102 (1.65%) JBoss
15 93 (1.50%) CMS
16 86 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
17 81 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
18 73 (1.18%) WebSphere
19 69 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
20 61 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1364 (22.07%) MS Excel
2 778 (12.59%) MS Office
3 98 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.26%) Fireworks
7 9 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.097%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.081%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.065%) InDesign
10 4 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.065%) MS Project
11 3 (0.049%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.049%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.032%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 40 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.45%) Magento
3 22 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
4 17 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.081%) Infor CRM
8 5 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.081%) Tridion
9 4 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.049%) HiPortfolio
10 3 (0.049%) Primavera
10 3 (0.049%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.032%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.032%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.032%) Line 50
11 2 (0.032%) MFGPRO
12 1 (0.016%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 477 (7.72%) Office 365
2 413 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
3 165 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 124 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 102 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 86 (1.39%) SaaS
7 82 (1.33%) Mimecast
8 64 (1.04%) IaaS
9 58 (0.94%) PaaS
10 49 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 48 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 43 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
13 35 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 31 (0.50%) Route 53
15 24 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
16 23 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
17 21 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 18 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
19 15 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
20 14 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3472 (56.18%) DHCP
2 2414 (39.06%) TCP/IP
3 2189 (35.42%) Firewall
4 1356 (21.94%) VPN
5 1221 (19.76%) SAN
6 1215 (19.66%) LAN
7 1204 (19.48%) WAN
8 703 (11.38%) VoIP
9 658 (10.65%) VLAN
10 582 (9.42%) Internet
11 563 (9.11%) HTTP
12 496 (8.03%) SMTP
13 456 (7.38%) SSL
14 427 (6.91%) NAS
15 420 (6.80%) MPLS
16 417 (6.75%) Network Security
17 405 (6.55%) BGP
18 400 (6.47%) OSPF
19 396 (6.41%) Wireless
20 384 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1089 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 631 (10.21%) MySQL
3 313 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 159 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 146 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 138 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
7 130 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 103 (1.67%) Oracle Database
9 92 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 88 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 84 (1.36%) NoSQL
12 72 (1.17%) Redis
13 70 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
14 55 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
15 46 (0.74%) Hadoop
16 44 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
17 41 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 39 (0.63%) Big Data
19 36 (0.58%) RDBMS
20 34 (0.55%) HBase
Development Applications
1 161 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 145 (2.35%) Subversion
3 129 (2.09%) Jenkins
4 73 (1.18%) Maven
5 63 (1.02%) JIRA
6 41 (0.66%) TeamCity
7 39 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 38 (0.61%) Grunt
9 33 (0.53%) Hudson
10 27 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (0.40%) Selenium
12 22 (0.36%) MSI
13 21 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.23%) PHPUnit
14 14 (0.23%) ProC
15 13 (0.21%) Behat
16 12 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
18 10 (0.16%) JUnit
18 10 (0.16%) LoadRunner
General
1 895 (14.48%) Finance
2 447 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 156 (2.52%) Banking
4 148 (2.39%) Retail
5 137 (2.22%) Legal
6 123 (1.99%) Law
6 123 (1.99%) Marketing
7 110 (1.78%) Back Office
8 107 (1.73%) Advertising
9 92 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 91 (1.47%) Games
11 89 (1.44%) Financial Institution
12 43 (0.70%) Publishing
13 35 (0.57%) Billing
13 35 (0.57%) Online Betting
14 31 (0.50%) Electronics
15 24 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 24 (0.39%) French Language
16 18 (0.29%) Front Office
16 18 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 942 (15.24%) Support Engineer
2 777 (12.57%) Administrator
3 700 (11.33%) Analyst
4 638 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 630 (10.19%) Systems Administrator
6 523 (8.46%) Network Engineer
7 404 (6.54%) Systems Engineer
8 320 (5.18%) Support Analyst
9 318 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 299 (4.84%) IT Support
11 296 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
12 237 (3.83%) Consultant
13 232 (3.75%) Technical Support
14 228 (3.69%) Linux Administrator
15 203 (3.28%) Architect
16 185 (2.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 169 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 164 (2.65%) Developer
19 161 (2.61%) Desktop Support
20 154 (2.49%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (5.36%) Web Services
2 220 (3.56%) HTML
3 205 (3.32%) .NET
4 188 (3.04%) CSS
5 132 (2.14%) LAMP
6 84 (1.36%) XML
7 83 (1.34%) jQuery
8 71 (1.15%) HTML5
9 64 (1.04%) CSS3
10 61 (0.99%) Ajax
11 60 (0.97%) REST
12 55 (0.89%) ASP.NET
13 48 (0.78%) SOAP
14 47 (0.76%) 802.1X
15 43 (0.70%) Memcached
15 43 (0.70%) Software Packaging
16 37 (0.60%) AngularJS
17 34 (0.55%) Middleware
18 33 (0.53%) Application Packaging
19 31 (0.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 639 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 531 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 418 (6.76%) Clustering
4 393 (6.36%) Blackberry
5 242 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 235 (3.80%) Replication
7 217 (3.51%) Computer Science
8 107 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
9 96 (1.55%) Fat Client
9 96 (1.55%) Thin Client
10 91 (1.47%) EqualLogic
11 89 (1.44%) PKI
12 88 (1.42%) Client/Server
13 79 (1.28%) iPhone
14 68 (1.10%) User Experience
15 63 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 63 (1.02%) CLARiiON
16 62 (1.00%) Mathematics
17 61 (0.99%) iPad
18 60 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4293 (69.47%) Windows
2 2025 (32.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 1804 (29.19%) Linux
4 1478 (23.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1128 (18.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 836 (13.53%) Windows 7
7 572 (9.26%) UNIX
8 481 (7.78%) Windows 8
9 443 (7.17%) Windows XP
10 389 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 338 (5.47%) CentOS
12 191 (3.09%) Ubuntu
13 176 (2.85%) Solaris
14 162 (2.62%) Debian
15 141 (2.28%) Android
16 139 (2.25%) Mac OS X
17 119 (1.93%) Apple iOS
18 113 (1.83%) Windows Vista
19 68 (1.10%) Mac OS
19 68 (1.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1356 (21.94%) ITIL
2 478 (7.73%) Load Balancing
3 450 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 347 (5.61%) DevOps
5 341 (5.52%) Project Management
6 337 (5.45%) Configuration Management
7 309 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 300 (4.85%) Migration
9 291 (4.71%) Service Delivery
10 277 (4.48%) Change Management
11 275 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
12 200 (3.24%) Network Design
13 193 (3.12%) Performance Tuning
14 186 (3.01%) Network Management
15 177 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
16 174 (2.82%) Information Security
17 171 (2.77%) Service Management
18 170 (2.75%) Business Continuity
19 165 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
19 165 (2.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1071 (17.33%) SQL
2 729 (11.80%) PowerShell
3 462 (7.48%) Perl
4 460 (7.44%) Python
5 373 (6.04%) PHP
6 359 (5.81%) Bash Shell
7 347 (5.61%) Java
8 240 (3.88%) JavaScript
9 225 (3.64%) Ruby
10 149 (2.41%) Shell Script
11 141 (2.28%) VBScript
12 131 (2.12%) C#
13 85 (1.38%) C
14 72 (1.17%) VB
15 57 (0.92%) C++
16 47 (0.76%) T-SQL
17 39 (0.63%) PHP5
18 37 (0.60%) Korn
19 28 (0.45%) Scala
20 26 (0.42%) Go
Qualifications
1 987 (15.97%) Cisco Certification
2 924 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 654 (10.58%) CCNA
4 612 (9.90%) MCSE
5 603 (9.76%) Degree
6 482 (7.80%) CCNP
7 356 (5.76%) Security Cleared
8 323 (5.23%) MCSA
9 313 (5.06%) MCITP
10 304 (4.92%) MCP
11 255 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 180 (2.91%) SC Cleared
13 140 (2.27%) CCIE
14 138 (2.23%) MCTS
15 128 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
16 113 (1.83%) DV Cleared
17 93 (1.50%) CISSP
18 89 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
19 81 (1.31%) CCSA
20 69 (1.12%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 653 (10.57%) SLA
2 111 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 105 (1.70%) QA
4 77 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 28 (0.45%) COBIT
7 20 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.15%) FISMA
9 7 (0.11%) HL7
10 3 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.049%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.049%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.032%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.032%) DICOM
11 2 (0.032%) BS25999
12 1 (0.016%) JTAG
System Software
1 3241 (52.44%) Active Directory
2 1962 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 876 (14.17%) Hyper-V
4 690 (11.17%) vSphere
5 495 (8.01%) XenApp
6 401 (6.49%) VMware ESX
7 322 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
8 204 (3.30%) NFS
9 190 (3.07%) XenDesktop
10 183 (2.96%) Terminal Services
11 166 (2.69%) XenServer
12 111 (1.80%) Xen
13 108 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
14 96 (1.55%) vCloud
14 96 (1.55%) iptables
15 83 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 80 (1.29%) KVM
17 64 (1.04%) Varnish
18 61 (0.99%) UAG
18 61 (0.99%) Samba
Systems Management
1 645 (10.44%) SCCM
2 424 (6.86%) SCOM
3 388 (6.28%) Puppet
4 317 (5.13%) Nagios
5 284 (4.60%) WSUS
6 274 (4.43%) Backup Exec
7 249 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
8 153 (2.48%) NetBackup
9 142 (2.30%) Ansible
10 117 (1.89%) ZABBIX
11 95 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 86 (1.39%) Cacti
13 82 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 66 (1.07%) HP SIM
15 64 (1.04%) Salt
16 58 (0.94%) logstash
16 58 (0.94%) SCVMM
17 55 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
18 52 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
19 50 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2913 (47.14%) Microsoft
2 2816 (45.57%) VMware
3 1959 (31.70%) Cisco
4 1215 (19.66%) Citrix
5 958 (15.50%) HP
6 537 (8.69%) Red Hat
7 433 (7.01%) Symantec
8 401 (6.49%) Oracle
9 386 (6.25%) Juniper
10 370 (5.99%) NetApp
11 369 (5.97%) CheckPoint
12 305 (4.94%) Dell
13 265 (4.29%) F5
14 257 (4.16%) EMC
15 220 (3.56%) Apple
16 184 (2.98%) SolarWinds
17 183 (2.96%) IBM
18 160 (2.59%) Avaya
19 148 (2.39%) Veeam
20 143 (2.31%) Sophos
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