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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 106 102 123
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3126 2995 2717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.56% 2.67% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.17% 13.39% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2604 2507 2358
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20606 22370 22151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 19.92% 17.70%
Number of salaries quoted 16323 18062 18480
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,700 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +1 3014 £39,000 -2.50% 190
London -9 1229 £45,000 -5.26% 69
South East +2 716 £37,500 - 43
East of England -6 318 £37,750 -5.62% 21
City of London 0 303 £46,500 +2.19% 19
Berkshire +12 243 £42,000 +12.00% 16
Yorkshire +15 231 £32,500 -8.45% 10
West Yorkshire +8 156 £28,250 -16.29% 8
North West +24 146 £33,250 +10.83% 16
Hampshire -1 143 £35,000 - 6
Reading +24 135 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Surrey -23 126 £38,000 +1.33% 3
East Midlands +29 124 £35,000 +4.46% 8
West Midlands -2 121 £35,000 - 10
South West -38 113 £31,500 -16.00% 11
Bedfordshire +1 104 £35,000 -16.16% 8
Leeds +16 94 £35,000 +22.80% 3
Manchester +5 72 £33,500 +3.07% 10
West Sussex +2 72 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Hertfordshire -18 67 £45,000 - 8
Bedford +7 58 £34,500 -9.21% 3
Essex -31 56 £50,000 +42.85%
Cheshire +42 53 £31,500 +14.54% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 46 £43,500 +16.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +23 42 £35,000 +10.23% 2
Cambridgeshire -13 42 £37,500 - 3
Oxfordshire -23 42 £33,750 -10.00% 5
Bristol 0 38 £31,500 -13.10% 4
Scotland -28 37 £33,750 -14.01% 3
Northamptonshire +7 36 £35,000 -6.66% 3

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4040 (70.38%) Windows
2 3067 (53.43%) DHCP
3 2961 (51.59%) Active Directory
4 2741 (47.75%) Microsoft
5 2535 (44.16%) VMware
6 2473 (43.08%) TCP/IP
7 2240 (39.02%) Firewall
8 2182 (38.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 1829 (31.86%) Linux
10 1819 (31.69%) MS Exchange
11 1728 (30.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1659 (28.90%) Cisco
13 1625 (28.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 1331 (23.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 1315 (22.91%) Citrix
16 1300 (22.65%) MS Excel
17 1254 (21.85%) VPN
18 1185 (20.64%) ITIL
19 1182 (20.59%) LAN
20 1169 (20.37%) SAN
21 1147 (19.98%) WAN
22 1076 (18.75%) SQL
23 1038 (18.08%) SQL Server
24 1012 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2010
25 973 (16.95%) Finance
26 950 (16.55%) Windows 7
27 899 (15.66%) MCSE
28 898 (15.64%) HP
29 897 (15.63%) IIS
30 859 (14.97%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1819 (31.69%) MS Exchange
2 1012 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 897 (15.63%) IIS
4 613 (10.68%) Apache
5 592 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 551 (9.60%) SharePoint
7 489 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 372 (6.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 318 (5.54%) Lync
10 281 (4.90%) Tomcat
11 260 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
12 117 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 103 (1.79%) WebSphere
14 99 (1.72%) CMS
15 91 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
16 81 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
17 58 (1.01%) Confluence
18 52 (0.91%) nginx
19 44 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
20 43 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1300 (22.65%) MS Excel
2 833 (14.51%) MS Office
3 53 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.24%) MS Project
7 13 (0.23%) Fireworks
8 8 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.087%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.052%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.035%) SPSS
12 1 (0.017%) Maya
12 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.31%) SAP Business One
3 17 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 15 (0.26%) Magento
6 11 (0.19%) Sage 1000
6 11 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
7 10 (0.17%) Eikon
8 8 (0.14%) RMDS
9 7 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
10 4 (0.070%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 4 (0.070%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.070%) RiskWrite
10 4 (0.070%) SunGard AvantGard
10 4 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.070%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 269 (4.69%) Office 365
2 188 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 156 (2.72%) SaaS
4 109 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 92 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
6 69 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 52 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 40 (0.70%) IaaS
9 35 (0.61%) PaaS
10 30 (0.52%) Joyent
11 23 (0.40%) Google Apps
12 16 (0.28%) Heroku
12 16 (0.28%) Engine Yard
12 16 (0.28%) Google App Engine
13 15 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
14 13 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.19%) Route 53
16 10 (0.17%) CloudFront
17 9 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
18 7 (0.12%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 3067 (53.43%) DHCP
2 2473 (43.08%) TCP/IP
3 2240 (39.02%) Firewall
4 1254 (21.85%) VPN
5 1182 (20.59%) LAN
6 1169 (20.37%) SAN
7 1147 (19.98%) WAN
8 745 (12.98%) Internet
9 619 (10.78%) SMTP
10 606 (10.56%) HTTP
11 531 (9.25%) SSL
12 447 (7.79%) Wireless
13 433 (7.54%) LDAP
14 398 (6.93%) VLAN
15 394 (6.86%) VoIP
16 356 (6.20%) BGP
17 354 (6.17%) NAS
18 353 (6.15%) OSPF
19 351 (6.11%) MPLS
20 313 (5.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1038 (18.08%) SQL Server
2 487 (8.48%) MySQL
3 315 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 223 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 117 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 101 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
7 91 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 88 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 83 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 76 (1.32%) MongoDB
11 71 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 58 (1.01%) Redis
13 56 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 44 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 37 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 35 (0.61%) MariaDB
17 32 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
18 27 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 26 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 23 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 149 (2.60%) Subversion
2 113 (1.97%) Git (software)
3 111 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 103 (1.79%) JIRA
5 67 (1.17%) Maven
6 51 (0.89%) Ant
7 30 (0.52%) Hudson
8 27 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (0.42%) Selenium
10 17 (0.30%) FishEye
11 15 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (0.26%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 11 (0.19%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.17%) Mercurial
13 10 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
13 10 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (0.12%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.087%) PHPUnit
General
1 973 (16.95%) Finance
2 318 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 214 (3.73%) Retail
4 179 (3.12%) Banking
5 119 (2.07%) Marketing
6 116 (2.02%) Law
7 111 (1.93%) Legal
8 109 (1.90%) Back Office
9 72 (1.25%) Games
10 71 (1.24%) Billing
11 67 (1.17%) Advertising
12 50 (0.87%) Publishing
13 41 (0.71%) French Language
14 37 (0.64%) Manufacturing
15 33 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.51%) German Language
16 29 (0.51%) Online Betting
16 29 (0.51%) Local Government
17 24 (0.42%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 770 (13.41%) Analyst
2 738 (12.86%) Support Engineer
3 730 (12.72%) Administrator
4 562 (9.79%) Systems Administrator
5 444 (7.74%) Systems Engineer
6 423 (7.37%) Network Engineer
7 395 (6.88%) Support Analyst
8 393 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 302 (5.26%) IT Support
10 301 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 291 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
12 272 (4.74%) Consultant
13 206 (3.59%) Linux Administrator
14 204 (3.55%) Technical Support
15 177 (3.08%) Architect
16 174 (3.03%) Team Leader
17 164 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 163 (2.84%) Developer
19 149 (2.60%) Linux Engineer
20 148 (2.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (5.19%) .NET
2 221 (3.85%) HTML
3 220 (3.83%) Web Services
4 207 (3.61%) CSS
5 169 (2.94%) XML
6 125 (2.18%) SOAP
7 115 (2.00%) LAMP
8 78 (1.36%) jQuery
9 73 (1.27%) COM
10 70 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
11 67 (1.17%) ASP.NET
12 66 (1.15%) JSON
13 54 (0.94%) J2EE
14 49 (0.85%) Middleware
15 46 (0.80%) Ajax
16 39 (0.68%) .NET Framework
17 37 (0.64%) HTML5
18 34 (0.59%) MSMQ
19 26 (0.45%) Application Packaging
20 25 (0.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 625 (10.89%) Clustering
2 497 (8.66%) Blackberry
3 210 (3.66%) Replication
4 169 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 158 (2.75%) Open Source
6 157 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 138 (2.40%) Thin Client
7 138 (2.40%) Fat Client
8 105 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 95 (1.66%) iPhone
10 84 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 83 (1.45%) Firmware
12 81 (1.41%) iPad
13 70 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 65 (1.13%) Statistics
15 64 (1.11%) Smartphone
15 64 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
16 47 (0.82%) PKI
17 40 (0.70%) Online Games
18 39 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4040 (70.38%) Windows
2 2182 (38.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 1829 (31.86%) Linux
4 1625 (28.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 950 (16.55%) Windows 7
6 827 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 776 (13.52%) UNIX
8 575 (10.02%) Windows XP
9 449 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 392 (6.83%) Windows 8
11 338 (5.89%) Solaris
12 252 (4.39%) CentOS
13 205 (3.57%) Windows Vista
14 158 (2.75%) Ubuntu
15 153 (2.67%) Android
16 128 (2.23%) Mac OS X
17 117 (2.04%) Debian
18 108 (1.88%) AIX
19 88 (1.53%) Apple iOS
20 61 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1185 (20.64%) ITIL
2 573 (9.98%) Load Balancing
3 329 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 327 (5.70%) E-Commerce
5 321 (5.59%) Project Management
6 316 (5.51%) Service Delivery
7 260 (4.53%) Network Management
8 254 (4.43%) Problem Management
9 247 (4.30%) Service Management
10 225 (3.92%) Configuration Management
11 222 (3.87%) Change Management
12 182 (3.17%) Network Design
13 175 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
14 171 (2.98%) Migration
15 165 (2.87%) CRM
16 158 (2.75%) Incident Management
17 155 (2.70%) Business Continuity
18 151 (2.63%) Capacity Management
19 145 (2.53%) Network Monitoring
20 128 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1076 (18.75%) SQL
2 718 (12.51%) PowerShell
3 506 (8.82%) Perl
4 423 (7.37%) Java
5 335 (5.84%) Bash Shell
6 324 (5.64%) Python
7 277 (4.83%) Shell Script
8 264 (4.60%) PHP
9 207 (3.61%) JavaScript
10 153 (2.67%) Ruby
11 148 (2.58%) C#
12 131 (2.28%) VBScript
13 123 (2.14%) C
14 70 (1.22%) C++
15 69 (1.20%) T-SQL
16 68 (1.18%) VB.NET
17 60 (1.05%) Korn
18 53 (0.92%) VB
19 17 (0.30%) Clojure
20 16 (0.28%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1331 (23.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 899 (15.66%) MCSE
3 709 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
4 551 (9.60%) Degree
5 506 (8.82%) CCNA
6 435 (7.58%) MCITP
7 386 (6.72%) MCSA
8 361 (6.29%) CCNP
9 359 (6.25%) MCP
10 237 (4.13%) Security Cleared
11 202 (3.52%) MCTS
12 191 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 152 (2.65%) SC Cleared
14 120 (2.09%) Citrix Certification
15 107 (1.86%) DV Cleared
16 94 (1.64%) CCA
17 86 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
18 70 (1.22%) CCSE
19 61 (1.06%) CCIE
20 59 (1.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 469 (8.17%) SLA
2 118 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 104 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 85 (1.48%) QA
5 28 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.16%) GAMP
7 8 (0.14%) GCP
7 8 (0.14%) GMP
7 8 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.035%) HL7
9 1 (0.017%) DICOM
9 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.017%) BS7799
9 1 (0.017%) GxP
System Software
1 2961 (51.59%) Active Directory
2 1728 (30.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 859 (14.97%) Hyper-V
4 506 (8.82%) XenApp
5 467 (8.14%) vSphere
6 336 (5.85%) VMware ESX
7 281 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
8 230 (4.01%) XenDesktop
9 219 (3.82%) NFS
10 218 (3.80%) Terminal Services
11 156 (2.72%) XenServer
12 118 (2.06%) ISA Server
13 108 (1.88%) UAG
14 102 (1.78%) Forefront TMG
15 91 (1.59%) KVM
16 79 (1.38%) MetaFrame
17 70 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
18 61 (1.06%) Xen
19 60 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 57 (0.99%) Samba
Systems Management
1 472 (8.22%) SCCM
2 406 (7.07%) Puppet
3 371 (6.46%) Backup Exec
4 333 (5.80%) SCOM
5 321 (5.59%) WSUS
6 263 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
7 251 (4.37%) Nagios
8 180 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 175 (3.05%) NetBackup
10 94 (1.64%) CiscoWorks
11 83 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
12 78 (1.36%) HP NNM
13 74 (1.29%) Tivoli
14 69 (1.20%) Cacti
15 54 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 53 (0.92%) HP SIM
17 50 (0.87%) SCVMM
17 50 (0.87%) ARCserve
18 49 (0.85%) CFEngine
19 48 (0.84%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2741 (47.75%) Microsoft
2 2535 (44.16%) VMware
3 1659 (28.90%) Cisco
4 1315 (22.91%) Citrix
5 898 (15.64%) HP
6 642 (11.18%) Red Hat
7 527 (9.18%) Symantec
8 419 (7.30%) Juniper
9 377 (6.57%) Oracle
10 371 (6.46%) CheckPoint
11 329 (5.73%) Dell
12 302 (5.26%) NetApp
13 282 (4.91%) F5
14 260 (4.53%) IBM
15 206 (3.59%) EMC
16 187 (3.26%) Apple
17 184 (3.21%) McAfee
18 161 (2.80%) SolarWinds
19 151 (2.63%) Veritas
20 143 (2.49%) Sun
West London
Vadis People
Salary: circ £18,000 to £26,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus Car Allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + career prog
Posted: 7 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits!
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £27500 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum - Pension, Heaslthcare, Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Exponential-e
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Praemium
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £26,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Private Medical Cover
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is negotiable depending on ex
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: Unspecified Excellent salary and remote working where appropriate
Posted: 10 hours ago