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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 97 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3167 2582 3048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.81% 2.41% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.63% 14.00% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2518 2104 2618
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 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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
20259 18439 22340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.18% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 14973 18252
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 October 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 October 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 +19 2958 £40,000 -2.43% 352
London +18 1244 £45,000 -2.17% 131
South East +25 775 £37,000 -7.50% 95
City of London +23 310 £45,000 -10.00% 35
Berkshire +27 272 £41,250 -8.33% 35
Yorkshire +41 265 £35,000 +20.68% 35
East of England +12 212 £37,500 +5.63% 20
West Yorkshire +43 197 £33,750 +12.50% 14
Surrey +3 173 £42,500 - 24
North West +12 136 £35,000 +7.69% 26
Leeds +35 134 £32,000 +9.58% 8
Hampshire +7 125 £35,000 - 17
South West -18 119 £27,750 -20.71% 23
West Midlands -2 113 £30,000 -7.69% 15
Scotland +29 96 £32,500 -7.14% 10
East Midlands -4 82 £32,000 -14.66% 6
Oxfordshire +35 80 £29,500 -13.23% 3
Reading +4 78 £40,000 -9.09% 16
Manchester +6 71 £33,500 +3.07% 15
Bracknell +34 69 £26,000 -38.82% 4
Hertfordshire +19 65 £30,500 -1.61% 8
East Sussex +5 54 £28,250 -13.07% 4
Bedfordshire +17 51 £33,500 -7.58% 3
Edinburgh +10 51 £29,000 -10.76% 4
Brighton +10 48 £28,250 -12.40% 3
Slough +29 46 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Cheshire +13 46 £36,750 +47.00% 8
Cambridgeshire +6 44 £41,000 +9.33% 3
South Yorkshire +8 42 £37,500 +36.36% 12
Birmingham +17 39 £29,364 -38.18% 9

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4609 (71.58%) Windows
2 3436 (53.36%) DHCP
3 3254 (50.54%) Active Directory
4 2881 (44.74%) Microsoft
5 2865 (44.49%) VMware
6 2668 (41.44%) TCP/IP
7 2252 (34.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 2169 (33.69%) Firewall
9 2013 (31.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1996 (31.00%) Linux
11 1994 (30.97%) MS Exchange
12 1743 (27.07%) Cisco
13 1598 (24.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 1476 (22.92%) MS Excel
15 1454 (22.58%) Citrix
16 1366 (21.21%) SAN
17 1357 (21.07%) VPN
18 1293 (20.08%) ITIL
19 1218 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
20 1159 (18.00%) WAN
21 1137 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
22 1115 (17.32%) SQL Server
23 1110 (17.24%) SQL
24 1108 (17.21%) Exchange Server 2010
25 1104 (17.15%) LAN
26 1033 (16.04%) HP
27 1026 (15.93%) IIS
28 1001 (15.55%) Finance
29 935 (14.52%) Windows 7
30 877 (13.62%) MS Office

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1994 (30.97%) MS Exchange
2 1108 (17.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1026 (15.93%) IIS
4 755 (11.73%) Apache
5 630 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 536 (8.32%) SharePoint
7 455 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 437 (6.79%) Lync
9 350 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 348 (5.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 336 (5.22%) Tomcat
12 158 (2.45%) nginx
13 130 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 96 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 89 (1.38%) WebSphere
16 86 (1.34%) CMS
17 85 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
18 84 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
19 60 (0.93%) IBM Notes
20 58 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1476 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 877 (13.62%) MS Office
3 62 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 13 (0.20%) MS Project
6 13 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.12%) SPSS
8 5 (0.078%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.062%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.062%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.062%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.047%) Maya
10 3 (0.047%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.031%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 56 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.31%) Eikon
3 19 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.28%) Magento
5 14 (0.22%) Summit
6 12 (0.19%) RMDS
7 11 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 11 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.16%) Front Arena
8 10 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 10 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
8 10 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.12%) Sage 1000
10 5 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.062%) Oracle Assets
11 4 (0.062%) Sage 50
11 4 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 287 (4.46%) Office 365
2 216 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
3 191 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 115 (1.79%) SaaS
5 88 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 76 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (0.67%) IaaS
8 34 (0.53%) Google Apps
9 25 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 20 (0.31%) Basecamp
11 19 (0.30%) PaaS
12 18 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.20%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.19%) Joyent
15 9 (0.14%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
17 5 (0.078%) Route 53
17 5 (0.078%) IBM SmartCloud
18 2 (0.031%) Taleo
19 1 (0.016%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3436 (53.36%) DHCP
2 2668 (41.44%) TCP/IP
3 2169 (33.69%) Firewall
4 1366 (21.21%) SAN
5 1357 (21.07%) VPN
6 1159 (18.00%) WAN
7 1104 (17.15%) LAN
8 657 (10.20%) Internet
9 627 (9.74%) SMTP
10 609 (9.46%) HTTP
11 578 (8.98%) SSL
12 515 (8.00%) LDAP
13 462 (7.18%) Wireless
14 456 (7.08%) NAS
15 451 (7.00%) MPLS
16 434 (6.74%) VoIP
17 397 (6.17%) VLAN
18 390 (6.06%) BGP
19 347 (5.39%) FTP
19 347 (5.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1115 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 629 (9.77%) MySQL
3 269 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 201 (3.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 149 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
6 95 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 87 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 86 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 74 (1.15%) MongoDB
10 55 (0.85%) Redis
10 55 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 52 (0.81%) Relational Database
12 49 (0.76%) EDRMS
12 49 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 47 (0.73%) IDOL
14 37 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
15 36 (0.56%) MariaDB
16 34 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
17 27 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
18 25 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 98 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 93 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 78 (1.21%) Subversion
4 77 (1.20%) JIRA
5 31 (0.48%) MSI
6 28 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 27 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (0.33%) Maven
9 16 (0.25%) Ant
9 16 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 16 (0.25%) JMeter
10 14 (0.22%) TeamCity
11 13 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.20%) Hudson
12 8 (0.12%) Bugzilla
13 7 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
13 7 (0.11%) Selenium
14 6 (0.093%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.078%) TestLink
16 4 (0.062%) LoadRunner
General
1 1001 (15.55%) Finance
2 345 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 229 (3.56%) Retail
4 221 (3.43%) Banking
5 135 (2.10%) Law
6 132 (2.05%) Marketing
7 116 (1.80%) Advertising
8 81 (1.26%) Legal
9 73 (1.13%) Publishing
10 63 (0.98%) Games
11 62 (0.96%) Back Office
12 54 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 44 (0.68%) German Language
14 41 (0.64%) French Language
14 41 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 31 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.43%) Electronics
17 27 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.36%) Italian Language
19 22 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 952 (14.78%) Support Engineer
2 935 (14.52%) Analyst
3 757 (11.76%) Administrator
4 620 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 593 (9.21%) Systems Administrator
6 481 (7.47%) Network Engineer
7 423 (6.57%) Support Analyst
8 397 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
9 381 (5.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 346 (5.37%) IT Support
11 331 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
12 267 (4.15%) Linux Administrator
13 243 (3.77%) Consultant
14 241 (3.74%) Technical Support
15 215 (3.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 209 (3.25%) Server Engineer
17 192 (2.98%) Architect
18 187 (2.90%) Developer
19 163 (2.53%) Team Leader
20 155 (2.41%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (3.80%) Web Services
2 243 (3.77%) HTML
3 225 (3.49%) .NET
4 211 (3.28%) CSS
5 186 (2.89%) LAMP
6 182 (2.83%) XML
7 106 (1.65%) jQuery
8 79 (1.23%) SOAP
9 78 (1.21%) Middleware
10 72 (1.12%) Ajax
11 69 (1.07%) JSON
12 65 (1.01%) COM
13 61 (0.95%) ASP.NET
14 58 (0.90%) Application Packaging
15 48 (0.75%) HTML5
16 46 (0.71%) XHTML
17 35 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
18 34 (0.53%) J2EE
19 29 (0.45%) CSS3
19 29 (0.45%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 592 (9.19%) Clustering
2 558 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 514 (7.98%) Blackberry
4 213 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 209 (3.25%) Replication
6 199 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 123 (1.91%) iPhone
7 123 (1.91%) PKI
8 119 (1.85%) Hedge funds
9 100 (1.55%) Open Source
10 99 (1.54%) Fat Client
10 99 (1.54%) Thin Client
11 84 (1.30%) Statistics
12 68 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 68 (1.06%) Client/Server
13 64 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 62 (0.96%) iPad
15 61 (0.95%) SecurID
16 60 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
17 56 (0.87%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4609 (71.58%) Windows
2 2252 (34.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 1996 (31.00%) Linux
4 1598 (24.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1137 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 935 (14.52%) Windows 7
7 829 (12.87%) UNIX
8 695 (10.79%) Windows XP
9 594 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 513 (7.97%) Windows 8
11 348 (5.40%) Solaris
12 271 (4.21%) CentOS
13 195 (3.03%) Android
14 191 (2.97%) Windows Vista
15 164 (2.55%) Ubuntu
16 161 (2.50%) Mac OS X
17 128 (1.99%) Apple iOS
18 123 (1.91%) Debian
19 111 (1.72%) AIX
20 80 (1.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1293 (20.08%) ITIL
2 678 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 402 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 346 (5.37%) E-Commerce
5 301 (4.67%) Mentoring
6 293 (4.55%) Change Management
7 285 (4.43%) Service Delivery
8 267 (4.15%) Migration
9 265 (4.12%) DevOps
10 238 (3.70%) Service Management
11 237 (3.68%) Project Management
12 235 (3.65%) Configuration Management
13 226 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
14 220 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
15 208 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
16 181 (2.81%) Time Management
17 168 (2.61%) Incident Management
18 167 (2.59%) Network Management
19 162 (2.52%) Network Design
20 161 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1110 (17.24%) SQL
2 706 (10.96%) PowerShell
3 566 (8.79%) Perl
4 462 (7.18%) Bash Shell
5 427 (6.63%) Java
6 416 (6.46%) PHP
7 355 (5.51%) Python
8 295 (4.58%) Shell Script
9 229 (3.56%) JavaScript
10 188 (2.92%) Ruby
11 138 (2.14%) C#
12 128 (1.99%) VBScript
13 108 (1.68%) C
14 90 (1.40%) VB
15 75 (1.16%) C++
16 59 (0.92%) VB.NET
17 50 (0.78%) T-SQL
18 44 (0.68%) PHP5
19 40 (0.62%) Korn
20 17 (0.26%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1218 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 828 (12.86%) MCSE
3 707 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
4 592 (9.19%) Degree
5 485 (7.53%) CCNA
6 457 (7.10%) MCSA
7 440 (6.83%) MCITP
8 394 (6.12%) Security Cleared
9 338 (5.25%) CCNP
10 318 (4.94%) MCP
11 299 (4.64%) SC Cleared
12 236 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 225 (3.49%) MCTS
14 156 (2.42%) DV Cleared
15 134 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
16 106 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
17 91 (1.41%) CCA
18 86 (1.34%) CCIE
19 77 (1.20%) CISSP
20 53 (0.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (8.12%) SLA
2 200 (3.11%) PCI DSS
3 126 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (0.93%) QA
5 47 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 40 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (0.36%) COBIT
8 6 (0.093%) BS7799
9 4 (0.062%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.047%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.031%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.016%) HL7
System Software
1 3254 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 2013 (31.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 854 (13.26%) Hyper-V
4 598 (9.29%) vSphere
5 505 (7.84%) XenApp
6 426 (6.62%) VMware ESX
7 394 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
8 285 (4.43%) NFS
9 226 (3.51%) XenDesktop
10 164 (2.55%) Terminal Services
11 125 (1.94%) ISA Server
12 116 (1.80%) XenServer
13 115 (1.79%) UAG
14 84 (1.30%) Xen
15 76 (1.18%) Postfix
16 74 (1.15%) Squid
17 69 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 68 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
19 67 (1.04%) Samba
20 66 (1.03%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 566 (8.79%) SCCM
2 420 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 402 (6.24%) Puppet
4 339 (5.26%) SCOM
5 288 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
6 278 (4.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 278 (4.32%) NetBackup
7 277 (4.30%) WSUS
8 231 (3.59%) Nagios
9 92 (1.43%) SCVMM
10 88 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 86 (1.34%) HP SIM
12 64 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
13 58 (0.90%) Ansible
14 49 (0.76%) Tivoli
15 45 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 40 (0.62%) OpenView
16 40 (0.62%) Cacti
17 36 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 34 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2881 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 2865 (44.49%) VMware
3 1743 (27.07%) Cisco
4 1454 (22.58%) Citrix
5 1033 (16.04%) HP
6 768 (11.93%) Red Hat
7 650 (10.09%) Symantec
8 488 (7.58%) Juniper
9 461 (7.16%) Oracle
10 437 (6.79%) Dell
11 383 (5.95%) NetApp
12 337 (5.23%) Apple
13 320 (4.97%) EMC
14 310 (4.81%) CheckPoint
15 286 (4.44%) F5
16 239 (3.71%) IBM
17 213 (3.31%) Veritas
18 173 (2.69%) Veeam
19 135 (2.10%) Avaya
20 131 (2.03%) Sophos
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