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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 92 114 108
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3284 2622 2845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.82% 2.42% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.04% 13.33% 13.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2665 2120 2410
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20468 19663 21122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.58% 18.14% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16386 15794 17412
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(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 +23 3076 £40,000 - 351
London +7 1277 £47,000 - 124
South East +15 772 £37,500 - 94
Berkshire +28 299 £42,500 +6.25% 28
City of London +20 297 £50,000 - 35
Yorkshire +48 248 £40,000 +33.33% 35
East of England +8 240 £40,000 +14.28% 24
West Yorkshire +44 182 £40,000 +45.45% 23
North West +58 161 £35,000 - 21
South West -9 143 £29,000 -17.14% 11
West Midlands +41 140 £30,000 -9.09% 20
Surrey -30 137 £36,500 -2.66% 25
Hampshire +17 133 £33,250 -8.27% 18
Leeds +42 126 £42,500 +54.54% 13
Reading +10 98 £40,000 - 6
Manchester +44 94 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Hertfordshire +6 87 £50,000 +53.84% 12
Bracknell +36 75 £37,500 +22.95% 4
Scotland +15 66 £32,250 -21.81% 12
East Midlands -11 65 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Oxfordshire +26 61 £32,000 -9.85% 8
Bristol +1 58 £35,000 -4.10% 2
West Sussex -9 53 £37,500 +3.44% 6
East Sussex -5 51 £30,000 - 2
Brighton -7 47 £30,000 - 2
Cheshire +25 46 £33,852 +14.75% 8
Bedfordshire +22 45 £33,000 -30.52% 5
Southampton +20 43 £31,424 -10.21% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 40 £42,000 +12.00% 5
Watford +18 38 £50,000 +21.95% 4

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4451 (69.83%) Windows
2 3435 (53.89%) DHCP
3 3160 (49.58%) Active Directory
4 2879 (45.17%) Microsoft
5 2711 (42.53%) VMware
6 2690 (42.20%) TCP/IP
7 2297 (36.04%) Firewall
8 2190 (34.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2004 (31.44%) Linux
10 1976 (31.00%) MS Exchange
11 1879 (29.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1773 (27.82%) Cisco
13 1577 (24.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 1421 (22.29%) MS Excel
15 1412 (22.15%) VPN
16 1368 (21.46%) Citrix
17 1317 (20.66%) SAN
18 1307 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
19 1255 (19.69%) ITIL
20 1216 (19.08%) LAN
21 1208 (18.95%) WAN
22 1118 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
23 1103 (17.30%) SQL
24 1100 (17.26%) SQL Server
25 1020 (16.00%) HP
26 1002 (15.72%) Finance
27 988 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
28 966 (15.16%) IIS
29 931 (14.61%) Windows 7
30 892 (13.99%) MS Office

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1976 (31.00%) MS Exchange
2 1118 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 966 (15.16%) IIS
4 716 (11.23%) Apache
5 627 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 573 (8.99%) SharePoint
7 460 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 427 (6.70%) Lync
9 369 (5.79%) Tomcat
10 354 (5.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 313 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2013
12 124 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
13 122 (1.91%) nginx
14 115 (1.80%) CMS
15 109 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
16 101 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
17 98 (1.54%) WebSphere
18 88 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
19 67 (1.05%) WordPress
20 53 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1421 (22.29%) MS Excel
2 892 (13.99%) MS Office
3 66 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.24%) MS Project
7 8 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.13%) SPSS
8 7 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.094%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.063%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.047%) Maya
11 3 (0.047%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.047%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.031%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 55 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.38%) Magento
3 21 (0.33%) Eikon
4 20 (0.31%) RMDS
5 18 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.20%) SAP Business One
7 12 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.17%) Summit
8 11 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.17%) Sage 1000
9 10 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
9 10 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 10 (0.16%) Front Arena
10 9 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
11 8 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.063%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.063%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 314 (4.93%) Office 365
2 214 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 125 (1.96%) SaaS
5 89 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 88 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (0.60%) IaaS
8 37 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 35 (0.55%) Google Apps
10 24 (0.38%) PaaS
11 23 (0.36%) Joyent
12 21 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
13 17 (0.27%) Basecamp
14 13 (0.20%) CloudFront
15 9 (0.14%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
16 8 (0.13%) Route 53
16 8 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
17 5 (0.078%) Amazon SQS
18 2 (0.031%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3435 (53.89%) DHCP
2 2690 (42.20%) TCP/IP
3 2297 (36.04%) Firewall
4 1412 (22.15%) VPN
5 1317 (20.66%) SAN
6 1216 (19.08%) LAN
7 1208 (18.95%) WAN
8 763 (11.97%) Internet
9 678 (10.64%) HTTP
10 661 (10.37%) SMTP
11 628 (9.85%) SSL
12 512 (8.03%) LDAP
13 471 (7.39%) Wireless
14 462 (7.25%) NAS
15 449 (7.04%) MPLS
16 431 (6.76%) VoIP
17 401 (6.29%) BGP
18 391 (6.13%) VLAN
19 353 (5.54%) OSPF
20 333 (5.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1100 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 613 (9.62%) MySQL
3 283 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 197 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 157 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
6 98 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 93 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 75 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 74 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 74 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 65 (1.02%) MongoDB
11 56 (0.88%) Redis
12 48 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
13 40 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 35 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (0.45%) MariaDB
15 29 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
16 28 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
16 28 (0.44%) DB2
17 27 (0.42%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 108 (1.69%) Subversion
2 102 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 93 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 92 (1.44%) JIRA
5 36 (0.56%) Maven
6 27 (0.42%) Ant
7 26 (0.41%) MSI
8 22 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 22 (0.35%) Visual Studio
9 21 (0.33%) Selenium
10 15 (0.24%) Hudson
10 15 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.22%) JMeter
12 13 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.13%) AdminStudio
14 6 (0.094%) Talend Open Studio
14 6 (0.094%) JUnit
15 5 (0.078%) Bugzilla
15 5 (0.078%) QuickTest Pro
15 5 (0.078%) LoadRunner
General
1 1002 (15.72%) Finance
2 340 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 213 (3.34%) Retail
4 167 (2.62%) Banking
5 132 (2.07%) Marketing
6 130 (2.04%) Law
7 109 (1.71%) Advertising
8 73 (1.15%) Publishing
9 70 (1.10%) Games
10 69 (1.08%) Legal
11 66 (1.04%) Back Office
12 51 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 50 (0.78%) German Language
14 49 (0.77%) Billing
15 48 (0.75%) French Language
16 36 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 35 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 31 (0.49%) Investment Banking
19 26 (0.41%) Online Betting
20 22 (0.35%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 897 (14.07%) Support Engineer
2 893 (14.01%) Analyst
3 792 (12.43%) Administrator
4 608 (9.54%) Systems Administrator
5 534 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 486 (7.62%) Network Engineer
7 431 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
8 413 (6.48%) Support Analyst
9 385 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 342 (5.37%) IT Support
11 337 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 272 (4.27%) Linux Administrator
13 269 (4.22%) Consultant
14 245 (3.84%) Technical Support
15 221 (3.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 197 (3.09%) Developer
16 197 (3.09%) Architect
17 177 (2.78%) Server Engineer
18 154 (2.42%) Desktop Support
19 151 (2.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (4.14%) .NET
2 253 (3.97%) HTML
3 242 (3.80%) Web Services
4 230 (3.61%) CSS
5 185 (2.90%) LAMP
6 174 (2.73%) XML
7 117 (1.84%) SOAP
8 108 (1.69%) jQuery
9 86 (1.35%) Middleware
10 80 (1.26%) COM
11 70 (1.10%) Ajax
12 67 (1.05%) JSON
13 64 (1.00%) ASP.NET
14 51 (0.80%) Application Packaging
15 44 (0.69%) HTML5
16 41 (0.64%) XHTML
17 38 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
18 29 (0.45%) J2EE
18 29 (0.45%) .NET Framework
19 28 (0.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 573 (8.99%) Clustering
2 533 (8.36%) Blackberry
3 245 (3.84%) Replication
4 204 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 190 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 125 (1.96%) PKI
7 112 (1.76%) Open Source
8 108 (1.69%) Fat Client
8 108 (1.69%) Thin Client
9 107 (1.68%) iPhone
10 100 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 86 (1.35%) Statistics
12 77 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 75 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 74 (1.16%) Firmware
15 72 (1.13%) SecurID
16 61 (0.96%) iPad
17 59 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
18 57 (0.89%) Smartphone
19 54 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4451 (69.83%) Windows
2 2190 (34.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 2004 (31.44%) Linux
4 1577 (24.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 988 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 931 (14.61%) Windows 7
7 830 (13.02%) UNIX
8 669 (10.50%) Windows XP
9 532 (8.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 468 (7.34%) Windows 8
11 327 (5.13%) Solaris
12 284 (4.46%) CentOS
13 194 (3.04%) Windows Vista
14 186 (2.92%) Android
15 170 (2.67%) Ubuntu
16 148 (2.32%) Mac OS X
17 136 (2.13%) Debian
18 111 (1.74%) Apple iOS
19 92 (1.44%) AIX
20 83 (1.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1255 (19.69%) ITIL
2 743 (11.66%) Load Balancing
3 439 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 361 (5.66%) E-Commerce
5 325 (5.10%) Service Delivery
6 288 (4.52%) Change Management
7 270 (4.24%) Service Management
8 258 (4.05%) DevOps
9 241 (3.78%) Network Management
10 236 (3.70%) Migration
11 235 (3.69%) Configuration Management
12 234 (3.67%) Project Management
13 222 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
14 194 (3.04%) Network Design
15 177 (2.78%) Problem Management
16 176 (2.76%) Incident Management
17 167 (2.62%) Business Continuity
18 154 (2.42%) Time Management
19 149 (2.34%) Capacity Management
20 137 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1103 (17.30%) SQL
2 685 (10.75%) PowerShell
3 546 (8.57%) Perl
4 464 (7.28%) Java
5 410 (6.43%) Bash Shell
6 384 (6.02%) PHP
7 341 (5.35%) Python
8 294 (4.61%) Shell Script
9 246 (3.86%) JavaScript
10 181 (2.84%) Ruby
11 147 (2.31%) C#
12 118 (1.85%) VBScript
13 115 (1.80%) C
14 75 (1.18%) C++
14 75 (1.18%) VB
15 63 (0.99%) VB.NET
16 50 (0.78%) T-SQL
17 43 (0.67%) PHP5
18 30 (0.47%) Korn
19 15 (0.24%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1307 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 885 (13.88%) MCSE
3 712 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
4 574 (9.01%) Degree
5 515 (8.08%) CCNA
6 455 (7.14%) MCITP
7 444 (6.97%) MCSA
8 347 (5.44%) CCNP
9 331 (5.19%) MCP
10 324 (5.08%) Security Cleared
11 222 (3.48%) SC Cleared
12 221 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 210 (3.29%) MCTS
14 130 (2.04%) DV Cleared
15 120 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
16 107 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
17 82 (1.29%) CCA
18 70 (1.10%) CCIE
19 63 (0.99%) CISSP
20 53 (0.83%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 495 (7.77%) SLA
2 177 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 131 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 74 (1.16%) QA
5 46 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 33 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.16%) COBIT
8 7 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 7 (0.11%) GAMP
8 7 (0.11%) GCP
8 7 (0.11%) GMP
9 5 (0.078%) BS7799
10 4 (0.063%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.031%) HL7
12 1 (0.016%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.016%) DICOM
System Software
1 3160 (49.58%) Active Directory
2 1879 (29.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 890 (13.96%) Hyper-V
4 547 (8.58%) vSphere
5 475 (7.45%) XenApp
6 453 (7.11%) VMware ESX
7 362 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
8 279 (4.38%) NFS
9 240 (3.77%) XenDesktop
10 195 (3.06%) Terminal Services
11 139 (2.18%) ISA Server
12 129 (2.02%) UAG
13 113 (1.77%) XenServer
14 90 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
15 87 (1.36%) KVM
15 87 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
16 81 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 78 (1.22%) Xen
18 70 (1.10%) Squid
19 64 (1.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 538 (8.44%) SCCM
2 445 (6.98%) Backup Exec
3 400 (6.28%) Puppet
4 316 (4.96%) WSUS
5 294 (4.61%) SCOM
6 260 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
7 252 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 221 (3.47%) Nagios
9 216 (3.39%) NetBackup
10 82 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 77 (1.21%) SCVMM
11 77 (1.21%) HP SIM
12 66 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
13 65 (1.02%) CiscoWorks
14 59 (0.93%) HP NNM
15 49 (0.77%) Cacti
16 47 (0.74%) Tivoli
17 44 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 41 (0.64%) ARCserve
19 35 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2879 (45.17%) Microsoft
2 2711 (42.53%) VMware
3 1773 (27.82%) Cisco
4 1368 (21.46%) Citrix
5 1020 (16.00%) HP
6 729 (11.44%) Red Hat
7 637 (9.99%) Symantec
8 494 (7.75%) Oracle
9 476 (7.47%) Juniper
10 382 (5.99%) Dell
11 347 (5.44%) NetApp
12 331 (5.19%) CheckPoint
13 303 (4.75%) F5
14 298 (4.68%) Apple
15 254 (3.98%) EMC
16 235 (3.69%) IBM
17 193 (3.03%) Veritas
18 144 (2.26%) Avaya
18 144 (2.26%) Veeam
19 140 (2.20%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Step Ahead Recruitment
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Car
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Car Allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
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Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
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Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + ben+training
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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South West London
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