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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 101 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3112 3233 2802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.81% 2.74% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.48% 15.80% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2563 2676 2261
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,876 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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
18879 20458 20390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15383 16370 16541
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 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 3 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 2963 £40,000 - 342
London -20 1056 £45,000 -5.26% 128
South East +14 821 £38,500 +2.66% 90
East of England +15 291 £39,500 +5.33% 22
City of London -6 218 £47,500 -5.00% 33
North West +30 212 £32,500 -7.14% 32
Berkshire -20 204 £45,000 +7.14% 21
South West +27 196 £34,000 +6.25% 19
Surrey +43 195 £37,500 - 19
Yorkshire -15 193 £35,000 -12.50% 31
Hampshire +19 158 £37,500 +19.04% 16
West Yorkshire -22 124 £35,000 - 27
Hertfordshire +25 123 £41,000 -18.00% 9
West Midlands -20 121 £32,500 +3.17% 13
Manchester +16 116 £32,500 -7.14% 17
Reading -6 113 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Leeds -2 98 £35,000 -17.64% 23
Wiltshire +40 78 £38,648 +23.67% 3
East Midlands +9 71 £39,000 +13.86% 6
Scotland +17 69 £32,500 -1.51% 10
Cheshire +27 68 £34,000 +15.25% 12
West Sussex -2 68 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Essex +32 64 £39,500 +5.33% 1
Kent +30 59 £32,292 -28.24% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 53 £42,000 -11.57% 10
Cambridgeshire +24 51 £39,250 -6.54% 6
North Yorkshire +13 49 £37,500 -23.07% 2
Gloucestershire +15 48 £33,000 +18.91% 4
Oxfordshire +10 48 £37,500 +17.18% 8
Birmingham +14 46 £37,500 +14.50% 2

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 4358 (69.51%) Windows
2 3493 (55.71%) DHCP
3 3310 (52.79%) Active Directory
4 2943 (46.94%) Microsoft
5 2853 (45.50%) VMware
6 2466 (39.33%) TCP/IP
7 2187 (34.88%) Firewall
8 2038 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2008 (32.03%) MS Exchange
10 1988 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1979 (31.56%) Cisco
12 1827 (29.14%) Linux
13 1468 (23.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 1413 (22.54%) MS Excel
15 1356 (21.63%) VPN
16 1328 (21.18%) Citrix
17 1314 (20.96%) ITIL
18 1228 (19.59%) SAN
19 1209 (19.28%) LAN
20 1198 (19.11%) Windows Server 2003
21 1195 (19.06%) WAN
22 1119 (17.85%) SQL Server
23 1096 (17.48%) SQL
24 1090 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
25 992 (15.82%) Cisco Certification
26 968 (15.44%) HP
27 924 (14.74%) Finance
28 922 (14.70%) Hyper-V
29 903 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
30 851 (13.57%) Windows 7

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 2008 (32.03%) MS Exchange
2 1090 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 764 (12.19%) IIS
4 569 (9.07%) Apache
5 556 (8.87%) SharePoint
6 504 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 451 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 427 (6.81%) Lync
9 329 (5.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 301 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 254 (4.05%) Tomcat
12 185 (2.95%) nginx
13 121 (1.93%) OpenStack
14 106 (1.69%) JBoss
15 97 (1.55%) CMS
16 87 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
17 82 (1.31%) WebSphere
18 80 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
19 67 (1.07%) WebLogic
20 57 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1413 (22.54%) MS Excel
2 797 (12.71%) MS Office
3 96 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.26%) Fireworks
7 9 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.096%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.080%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.048%) ProjectWise
10 3 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.048%) InDesign
10 3 (0.048%) MS Project
11 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.032%) CorelDRAW
11 2 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.016%) SPSS
12 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 33 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
3 25 (0.40%) Magento
4 13 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.18%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.080%) Tridion
8 4 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.048%) RMDS
9 3 (0.048%) Infor CRM
9 3 (0.048%) HiPortfolio
9 3 (0.048%) Primavera
9 3 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.032%) MFGPRO
10 2 (0.032%) Line 50
10 2 (0.032%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.032%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.032%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 447 (7.13%) Office 365
2 411 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 154 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 130 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
5 99 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 85 (1.36%) SaaS
7 67 (1.07%) Mimecast
8 54 (0.86%) PaaS
9 51 (0.81%) IaaS
10 50 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 45 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 36 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
14 30 (0.48%) Route 53
15 23 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
16 22 (0.35%) Google Apps
17 20 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 17 (0.27%) Sumo Logic
19 14 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
19 14 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3493 (55.71%) DHCP
2 2466 (39.33%) TCP/IP
3 2187 (34.88%) Firewall
4 1356 (21.63%) VPN
5 1228 (19.59%) SAN
6 1209 (19.28%) LAN
7 1195 (19.06%) WAN
8 680 (10.85%) VoIP
9 649 (10.35%) VLAN
10 573 (9.14%) Internet
11 555 (8.85%) HTTP
12 505 (8.05%) SMTP
13 461 (7.35%) SSL
14 438 (6.99%) Network Security
15 419 (6.68%) MPLS
16 415 (6.62%) BGP
17 409 (6.52%) NAS
18 397 (6.33%) OSPF
19 390 (6.22%) Wireless
20 386 (6.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1119 (17.85%) SQL Server
2 630 (10.05%) MySQL
3 313 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 146 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 142 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 133 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 130 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
8 111 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 83 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 80 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 76 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 74 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 65 (1.04%) Redis
14 61 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
15 43 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
16 41 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 37 (0.59%) RDBMS
17 37 (0.59%) Big Data
18 36 (0.57%) Hadoop
19 27 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 151 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 150 (2.39%) Subversion
3 119 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 66 (1.05%) JIRA
5 52 (0.83%) Maven
6 42 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 36 (0.57%) TeamCity
8 30 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 27 (0.43%) Hudson
10 26 (0.41%) Selenium
11 25 (0.40%) MSI
12 22 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (0.35%) Grunt
13 20 (0.32%) Behat
14 19 (0.30%) PHPUnit
15 12 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (0.18%) JMeter
17 10 (0.16%) LoadRunner
17 10 (0.16%) ProC
18 9 (0.14%) HP UFT
General
1 924 (14.74%) Finance
2 438 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 165 (2.63%) Banking
4 145 (2.31%) Legal
5 141 (2.25%) Retail
6 136 (2.17%) Law
7 116 (1.85%) Marketing
7 116 (1.85%) Advertising
8 109 (1.74%) Back Office
9 86 (1.37%) Games
10 82 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 80 (1.28%) Financial Institution
12 40 (0.64%) Billing
13 36 (0.57%) Publishing
14 30 (0.48%) Online Betting
15 25 (0.40%) French Language
16 23 (0.37%) Electronics
17 21 (0.33%) Investment Banking
18 18 (0.29%) Spanish Language
19 17 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 950 (15.15%) Support Engineer
2 770 (12.28%) Administrator
3 738 (11.77%) Analyst
4 643 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 625 (9.97%) Systems Administrator
6 527 (8.41%) Network Engineer
7 380 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 334 (5.33%) Support Analyst
9 326 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 292 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
11 288 (4.59%) IT Support
12 277 (4.42%) Consultant
13 232 (3.70%) Technical Support
14 225 (3.59%) Linux Administrator
15 198 (3.16%) Architect
16 180 (2.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 167 (2.66%) Developer
17 167 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 156 (2.49%) Desktop Support
19 155 (2.47%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (5.69%) Web Services
2 222 (3.54%) .NET
3 221 (3.52%) HTML
4 189 (3.01%) CSS
5 144 (2.30%) LAMP
6 91 (1.45%) XML
7 75 (1.20%) jQuery
8 58 (0.93%) ASP.NET
8 58 (0.93%) REST
9 57 (0.91%) HTML5
9 57 (0.91%) Ajax
10 55 (0.88%) SOAP
11 50 (0.80%) CSS3
12 45 (0.72%) Memcached
12 45 (0.72%) Software Packaging
13 40 (0.64%) Application Packaging
14 38 (0.61%) Middleware
15 31 (0.49%) Silverlight
15 31 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
16 29 (0.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 653 (10.41%) Data Centre
2 543 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 443 (7.07%) Clustering
4 411 (6.56%) Blackberry
5 234 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 225 (3.59%) Replication
7 207 (3.30%) Computer Science
8 115 (1.83%) Fat Client
8 115 (1.83%) Thin Client
9 95 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
10 91 (1.45%) EqualLogic
11 90 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 90 (1.44%) PKI
12 88 (1.40%) iPhone
13 65 (1.04%) User Experience
14 58 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 58 (0.93%) iPad
14 58 (0.93%) Hedge funds
15 55 (0.88%) Mathematics
15 55 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4358 (69.51%) Windows
2 2038 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1827 (29.14%) Linux
4 1468 (23.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1198 (19.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 851 (13.57%) Windows 7
7 621 (9.90%) UNIX
8 486 (7.75%) Windows XP
9 483 (7.70%) Windows 8
10 414 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 327 (5.22%) CentOS
12 197 (3.14%) Ubuntu
13 193 (3.08%) Solaris
14 159 (2.54%) Debian
15 138 (2.20%) Android
16 125 (1.99%) Windows Vista
17 122 (1.95%) Mac OS X
18 111 (1.77%) Apple iOS
19 75 (1.20%) Windows 2000
20 67 (1.07%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1314 (20.96%) ITIL
2 500 (7.97%) Load Balancing
3 474 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 335 (5.34%) DevOps
5 331 (5.28%) Configuration Management
6 323 (5.15%) Service Delivery
7 314 (5.01%) Project Management
8 304 (4.85%) Mentoring
9 303 (4.83%) Migration
10 272 (4.34%) Change Management
11 270 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
12 203 (3.24%) Network Design
13 194 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
14 187 (2.98%) Network Management
15 185 (2.95%) Business Continuity
16 178 (2.84%) Service Management
17 169 (2.70%) Information Security
18 165 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
19 164 (2.62%) Time Management
20 160 (2.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1096 (17.48%) SQL
2 702 (11.20%) PowerShell
3 488 (7.78%) Perl
4 479 (7.64%) Python
5 390 (6.22%) PHP
6 357 (5.69%) Java
7 352 (5.61%) Bash Shell
8 249 (3.97%) JavaScript
9 210 (3.35%) Ruby
10 171 (2.73%) Shell Script
11 141 (2.25%) VBScript
12 129 (2.06%) C#
13 94 (1.50%) C
14 76 (1.21%) VB
15 54 (0.86%) T-SQL
16 51 (0.81%) C++
17 43 (0.69%) Korn
18 33 (0.53%) PHP5
19 25 (0.40%) PL/SQL
20 20 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 992 (15.82%) Cisco Certification
2 903 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 644 (10.27%) CCNA
4 604 (9.63%) MCSE
5 590 (9.41%) Degree
6 478 (7.62%) CCNP
7 357 (5.69%) Security Cleared
8 299 (4.77%) MCSA
9 296 (4.72%) MCITP
10 287 (4.58%) MCP
11 253 (4.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 194 (3.09%) SC Cleared
13 151 (2.41%) CCIE
14 128 (2.04%) MCTS
15 125 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
16 123 (1.96%) DV Cleared
17 108 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
18 98 (1.56%) CISSP
19 87 (1.39%) CCA
19 87 (1.39%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 637 (10.16%) SLA
2 112 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 101 (1.61%) QA
4 89 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 39 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 31 (0.49%) COBIT
7 19 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.14%) HL7
9 4 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.064%) FISMA
10 3 (0.048%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.048%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.048%) DICOM
11 2 (0.032%) BS25999
11 2 (0.032%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.016%) JTAG
System Software
1 3310 (52.79%) Active Directory
2 1988 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 922 (14.70%) Hyper-V
4 692 (11.04%) vSphere
5 542 (8.64%) XenApp
6 396 (6.32%) VMware ESX
7 309 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
8 224 (3.57%) NFS
9 219 (3.49%) Terminal Services
10 218 (3.48%) XenDesktop
11 173 (2.76%) XenServer
12 117 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 107 (1.71%) Xen
14 98 (1.56%) iptables
15 97 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 92 (1.47%) vCloud
17 81 (1.29%) KVM
18 67 (1.07%) Samba
19 63 (1.00%) Varnish
20 58 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 654 (10.43%) SCCM
2 419 (6.68%) SCOM
3 393 (6.27%) Puppet
4 309 (4.93%) Nagios
5 285 (4.55%) WSUS
6 283 (4.51%) Backup Exec
7 243 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
8 171 (2.73%) NetBackup
9 128 (2.04%) Ansible
10 97 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 94 (1.50%) ZABBIX
12 86 (1.37%) Cacti
13 76 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 70 (1.12%) HP SIM
15 61 (0.97%) SCVMM
16 59 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
16 59 (0.94%) logstash
17 51 (0.81%) Salt
17 51 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 48 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2943 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 2853 (45.50%) VMware
3 1979 (31.56%) Cisco
4 1328 (21.18%) Citrix
5 968 (15.44%) HP
6 547 (8.72%) Red Hat
7 451 (7.19%) Symantec
8 424 (6.76%) Oracle
9 420 (6.70%) Juniper
10 400 (6.38%) CheckPoint
11 372 (5.93%) NetApp
12 326 (5.20%) Dell
13 293 (4.67%) F5
14 275 (4.39%) EMC
15 217 (3.46%) Apple
16 188 (3.00%) IBM
17 175 (2.79%) SolarWinds
18 154 (2.46%) Avaya
18 154 (2.46%) Sophos
19 143 (2.28%) Veritas
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