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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 98 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3068 3053 2858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.79% 2.58% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.47% 15.16% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2461 2556 2384
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,097 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.13% -6.66%

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
19826 20141 21409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.02% 17.01% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15758 16031 17346
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +5 2934 £40,000 +2.56% 359
London +24 1244 £47,500 +5.55% 112
South East +13 729 £40,000 +6.66% 93
City of London +57 339 £47,750 +0.52% 22
East of England -5 265 £40,000 +6.66% 22
Berkshire -13 192 £47,500 +13.09% 30
North West +28 181 £32,500 -3.70% 43
South West +24 161 £33,000 +4.76% 34
Yorkshire -27 156 £35,000 - 18
Surrey +26 154 £35,000 -12.50% 20
Hampshire +1 132 £38,250 +14.17% 11
Hertfordshire +28 123 £42,500 -5.55% 8
West Yorkshire -15 112 £35,000 +14.75% 12
Manchester +34 102 £32,500 -0.76% 23
East Midlands +1 102 £36,000 +2.85% 14
West Midlands -38 99 £31,000 -11.42% 20
Reading -24 94 £46,250 +15.62% 21
Leeds -1 79 £35,000 -3.44% 9
Essex +20 72 £41,250 -8.33% 4
West Sussex +1 70 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Kent +42 57 £34,000 -28.42% 2
Scotland +34 55 £37,750 +7.85% 13
Buckinghamshire +2 52 £45,000 -2.70% 12
Cheshire +10 51 £34,000 +7.93% 13
Gloucestershire +15 49 £33,000 +20.00% 4
East Sussex +8 43 £40,000 - 4
Northamptonshire 0 41 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Bristol +6 38 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Cambridgeshire +11 36 £38,500 -3.75% 7
Northampton 0 34 £43,750 +25.00% 1

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4386 (70.22%) Windows
2 3543 (56.72%) DHCP
3 3348 (53.60%) Active Directory
4 2910 (46.59%) VMware
5 2901 (46.45%) Microsoft
6 2424 (38.81%) TCP/IP
7 2086 (33.40%) Firewall
8 2039 (32.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 2022 (32.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1991 (31.88%) MS Exchange
11 1923 (30.79%) Cisco
12 1787 (28.61%) Linux
13 1515 (24.26%) MS Excel
14 1453 (23.26%) Citrix
15 1386 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 1299 (20.80%) Windows Server 2003
17 1272 (20.37%) VPN
18 1228 (19.66%) SAN
19 1207 (19.32%) ITIL
20 1153 (18.46%) LAN
21 1136 (18.19%) WAN
22 1112 (17.80%) SQL Server
23 1099 (17.60%) SQL
24 998 (15.98%) Exchange Server 2010
25 995 (15.93%) HP
26 970 (15.53%) Hyper-V
27 920 (14.73%) Cisco Certification
28 910 (14.57%) Finance
29 907 (14.52%) Windows 7
30 890 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1991 (31.88%) MS Exchange
2 998 (15.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 739 (11.83%) IIS
4 601 (9.62%) SharePoint
5 549 (8.79%) Apache
6 510 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 409 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 401 (6.42%) Lync
9 345 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 293 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 229 (3.67%) Tomcat
12 195 (3.12%) nginx
13 91 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
14 88 (1.41%) CMS
15 79 (1.26%) OpenStack
16 69 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
17 67 (1.07%) JBoss
18 48 (0.77%) WebSphere
19 45 (0.72%) WebLogic
20 44 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1515 (24.26%) MS Excel
2 866 (13.86%) MS Office
3 86 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 10 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.080%) MS Project
9 5 (0.080%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.080%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.016%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.016%) SPSS
11 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 37 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
2 27 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.14%) SAP Business One
6 9 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
7 8 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.11%) Magento
9 4 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.064%) RMDS
9 4 (0.064%) Tridion
10 3 (0.048%) HiPortfolio
11 2 (0.032%) Primavera
11 2 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.032%) MFGPRO
11 2 (0.032%) Nortel Periphonics
11 2 (0.032%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.032%) GoldMine
11 2 (0.032%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 425 (6.80%) Office 365
2 370 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 104 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 68 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 63 (1.01%) SaaS
7 48 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 45 (0.72%) Mimecast
8 45 (0.72%) IaaS
9 43 (0.69%) PaaS
10 40 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 39 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 30 (0.48%) Google Apps
13 27 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
14 23 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 22 (0.35%) Route 53
15 22 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
16 16 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 12 (0.19%) CloudFront
17 12 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3543 (56.72%) DHCP
2 2424 (38.81%) TCP/IP
3 2086 (33.40%) Firewall
4 1272 (20.37%) VPN
5 1228 (19.66%) SAN
6 1153 (18.46%) LAN
7 1136 (18.19%) WAN
8 606 (9.70%) VLAN
9 594 (9.51%) Internet
10 585 (9.37%) VoIP
11 545 (8.73%) HTTP
12 497 (7.96%) SMTP
13 451 (7.22%) Network Security
14 435 (6.96%) SSL
15 402 (6.44%) BGP
16 392 (6.28%) MPLS
17 390 (6.24%) NAS
18 387 (6.20%) Cisco ASA
19 384 (6.15%) Wireless
20 373 (5.97%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1112 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 556 (8.90%) MySQL
3 291 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 148 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 124 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 122 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 95 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 88 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 61 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 53 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 53 (0.85%) MongoDB
11 50 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
12 46 (0.74%) NoSQL
13 38 (0.61%) Redis
14 37 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
15 35 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 35 (0.56%) RDBMS
16 27 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 27 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 25 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 116 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 102 (1.63%) Subversion
3 87 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 50 (0.80%) Visual Studio
5 46 (0.74%) JIRA
6 39 (0.62%) Behat
7 36 (0.58%) PHPUnit
8 33 (0.53%) MSI
9 32 (0.51%) Maven
10 31 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 30 (0.48%) Selenium
12 25 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (0.26%) TeamCity
14 15 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 12 (0.19%) Hudson
16 9 (0.14%) WebDriver
16 9 (0.14%) JMeter
17 8 (0.13%) Grunt
18 7 (0.11%) NeoLoad
18 7 (0.11%) Bugzilla
General
1 910 (14.57%) Finance
2 453 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 189 (3.03%) Banking
4 150 (2.40%) Retail
5 144 (2.31%) Law
6 134 (2.15%) Legal
7 106 (1.70%) Advertising
8 105 (1.68%) Marketing
9 96 (1.54%) Back Office
10 90 (1.44%) Games
11 59 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 56 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 51 (0.82%) Billing
14 34 (0.54%) Electronics
15 32 (0.51%) Publishing
16 30 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 22 (0.35%) French Language
18 18 (0.29%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.26%) Online Betting
20 15 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1005 (16.09%) Support Engineer
2 743 (11.90%) Analyst
3 708 (11.34%) Administrator
4 652 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 613 (9.81%) Systems Administrator
6 540 (8.65%) Network Engineer
7 350 (5.60%) Systems Engineer
8 329 (5.27%) 2nd Line Support
9 317 (5.08%) Support Analyst
10 315 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
11 305 (4.88%) IT Support
12 304 (4.87%) Consultant
13 253 (4.05%) Technical Support
14 220 (3.52%) Linux Administrator
15 195 (3.12%) Architect
16 183 (2.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 177 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 172 (2.75%) Developer
19 157 (2.51%) Technical Engineer
20 152 (2.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (5.51%) Web Services
2 228 (3.65%) HTML
2 228 (3.65%) .NET
3 180 (2.88%) CSS
4 127 (2.03%) XML
5 126 (2.02%) LAMP
6 80 (1.28%) jQuery
7 71 (1.14%) REST
8 55 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 54 (0.86%) HTML5
10 52 (0.83%) SOAP
10 52 (0.83%) Software Packaging
11 51 (0.82%) Ajax
12 47 (0.75%) CSS3
13 44 (0.70%) .NET Framework
14 41 (0.66%) Application Packaging
15 37 (0.59%) Memcached
16 33 (0.53%) WCF
17 29 (0.46%) Middleware
18 26 (0.42%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 537 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 450 (7.20%) Clustering
3 416 (6.66%) Blackberry
4 252 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 226 (3.62%) Replication
6 172 (2.75%) Open Source
7 158 (2.53%) Computer Science
8 132 (2.11%) Fat Client
8 132 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 118 (1.89%) iPhone
10 104 (1.67%) Client/Server
11 84 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 71 (1.14%) Hedge funds
13 64 (1.02%) PKI
14 63 (1.01%) User Experience
15 59 (0.94%) EqualLogic
16 58 (0.93%) iPad
17 49 (0.78%) CMDB
18 48 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
19 46 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4386 (70.22%) Windows
2 2039 (32.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 1787 (28.61%) Linux
4 1386 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 1299 (20.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 907 (14.52%) Windows 7
7 695 (11.13%) UNIX
8 570 (9.13%) Windows XP
9 519 (8.31%) Windows 8
10 436 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 289 (4.63%) CentOS
12 238 (3.81%) Solaris
13 204 (3.27%) Ubuntu
14 156 (2.50%) Windows Vista
15 144 (2.31%) Debian
16 138 (2.21%) Android
17 125 (2.00%) Apple iOS
17 125 (2.00%) Mac OS X
18 99 (1.59%) Windows 2000
19 64 (1.02%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1207 (19.32%) ITIL
2 477 (7.64%) Load Balancing
3 463 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 362 (5.80%) Service Delivery
5 331 (5.30%) Migration
6 293 (4.69%) Project Management
7 277 (4.43%) DevOps
8 270 (4.32%) Configuration Management
9 263 (4.21%) Mentoring
10 238 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
11 230 (3.68%) Change Management
12 207 (3.31%) Service Management
13 199 (3.19%) Business Continuity
14 192 (3.07%) Network Design
15 189 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
16 172 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
17 167 (2.67%) Time Management
18 158 (2.53%) Network Management
19 156 (2.50%) E-Commerce
20 146 (2.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1099 (17.60%) SQL
2 646 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 515 (8.25%) Perl
4 456 (7.30%) Python
5 397 (6.36%) PHP
6 365 (5.84%) Bash Shell
7 311 (4.98%) Java
8 245 (3.92%) JavaScript
9 175 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 169 (2.71%) Ruby
11 128 (2.05%) C#
12 126 (2.02%) VBScript
13 104 (1.67%) C
14 72 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 71 (1.14%) VB
16 62 (0.99%) C++
17 41 (0.66%) Korn
18 24 (0.38%) Bourne shell
19 23 (0.37%) PL/SQL
20 22 (0.35%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 920 (14.73%) Cisco Certification
2 890 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 659 (10.55%) MCSE
4 570 (9.13%) CCNA
5 550 (8.81%) Degree
6 478 (7.65%) CCNP
7 376 (6.02%) Security Cleared
8 316 (5.06%) MCP
9 279 (4.47%) MCSA
10 256 (4.10%) MCITP
11 247 (3.95%) SC Cleared
12 212 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 149 (2.39%) DV Cleared
14 133 (2.13%) CCIE
15 121 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
16 120 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
17 103 (1.65%) MCTS
18 101 (1.62%) CCA
19 97 (1.55%) CISSP
20 93 (1.49%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 573 (9.17%) SLA
2 131 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 69 (1.10%) QA
5 40 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 38 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.40%) COBIT
8 10 (0.16%) HL7
9 6 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.048%) DICOM
10 3 (0.048%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.032%) FISMA
11 2 (0.032%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.032%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.016%) JTAG
System Software
1 3348 (53.60%) Active Directory
2 2022 (32.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 970 (15.53%) Hyper-V
4 663 (10.61%) vSphere
5 567 (9.08%) XenApp
6 353 (5.65%) VMware ESX
7 336 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
8 264 (4.23%) NFS
9 251 (4.02%) XenDesktop
10 223 (3.57%) Terminal Services
11 151 (2.42%) XenServer
12 113 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 111 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 101 (1.62%) Xen
14 101 (1.62%) vCloud
15 94 (1.50%) iptables
16 75 (1.20%) ISA Server
17 68 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 65 (1.04%) Samba
19 60 (0.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 659 (10.55%) SCCM
2 380 (6.08%) Puppet
3 350 (5.60%) SCOM
4 309 (4.95%) Backup Exec
5 264 (4.23%) Nagios
6 262 (4.19%) WSUS
7 250 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
8 211 (3.38%) NetBackup
9 112 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 94 (1.50%) Ansible
11 74 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 65 (1.04%) Cacti
13 61 (0.98%) HP SIM
14 59 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 51 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
16 50 (0.80%) ARCserve
17 48 (0.77%) Tivoli
18 46 (0.74%) ZABBIX
19 38 (0.61%) SCVMM
19 38 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2910 (46.59%) VMware
2 2901 (46.45%) Microsoft
3 1923 (30.79%) Cisco
4 1453 (23.26%) Citrix
5 995 (15.93%) HP
6 588 (9.41%) Red Hat
7 492 (7.88%) Symantec
8 473 (7.57%) Juniper
9 420 (6.72%) Oracle
10 409 (6.55%) CheckPoint
11 370 (5.92%) NetApp
12 324 (5.19%) Dell
13 299 (4.79%) EMC
14 286 (4.58%) F5
15 265 (4.24%) Apple
16 209 (3.35%) Veritas
17 206 (3.30%) IBM
18 179 (2.87%) Sophos
19 165 (2.64%) SolarWinds
20 140 (2.24%) Avaya
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FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus corporate benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus corporate benefits
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Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
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Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum £30-35k pa + benefits
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South East London
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Salary: Negotiable + bonus + shift allowance
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Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
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City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent package and bonus
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £22000.00 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance
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