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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 97 125 108
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3239 2458 3029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.83% 2.30% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.72% 13.23% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2550 2007 2604
Average salary £38,875 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.81% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%

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
20603 18575 21971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.41% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 15126 17980
Average salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +28 3017 £40,000 -2.43% 352
London +18 1246 £45,000 -2.17% 130
South East +24 791 £35,000 -12.50% 93
City of London +23 302 £45,000 -10.00% 33
Berkshire +27 284 £41,250 -8.33% 23
Yorkshire +58 277 £35,000 +20.68% 27
East of England +16 217 £37,500 +7.14% 17
West Yorkshire +61 211 £35,000 +16.66% 14
Surrey +8 161 £40,000 -5.88% 36
Leeds +49 142 £35,000 +19.86% 7
North West +20 141 £34,000 +4.61% 25
Hampshire +15 133 £35,000 - 10
South West -19 131 £27,500 -21.42% 25
West Midlands +19 118 £30,000 -7.69% 18
Scotland +23 96 £32,750 -5.07% 16
East Midlands +17 83 £36,000 -4.00% 6
Manchester +29 82 £34,000 +4.61% 17
Reading +4 80 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Oxfordshire +37 79 £29,500 -15.71% 6
Bracknell +34 75 £26,000 -35.00% 2
Hertfordshire +30 67 £31,500 +1.61% 5
East Sussex +3 59 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Edinburgh +22 54 £29,000 -10.76% 6
Brighton -3 53 £28,250 -11.71% 2
Bedfordshire +18 49 £32,500 -10.34% 4
Cambridgeshire +12 45 £41,000 +9.33% 4
West Sussex -6 42 £45,000 +24.13% 3
Slough +28 41 £42,500 -5.55% 4
South Yorkshire +13 40 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Cheshire +9 39 £32,500 +21.49% 4

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4635 (71.31%) Windows
2 3481 (53.55%) DHCP
3 3278 (50.43%) Active Directory
4 2915 (44.85%) Microsoft
5 2876 (44.25%) VMware
6 2693 (41.43%) TCP/IP
7 2254 (34.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2219 (34.14%) Firewall
9 2026 (31.17%) Linux
10 2018 (31.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1997 (30.72%) MS Exchange
12 1785 (27.46%) Cisco
13 1604 (24.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 1487 (22.88%) MS Excel
15 1470 (22.62%) Citrix
16 1369 (21.06%) VPN
17 1362 (20.95%) SAN
18 1308 (20.12%) ITIL
19 1250 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
20 1174 (18.06%) WAN
21 1135 (17.46%) LAN
22 1127 (17.34%) Exchange Server 2010
23 1125 (17.31%) SQL Server
24 1117 (17.18%) SQL
24 1117 (17.18%) Windows Server 2012
25 1038 (15.97%) HP
26 1019 (15.68%) IIS
27 1006 (15.48%) Finance
28 933 (14.35%) Windows 7
29 903 (13.89%) MS Office

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1997 (30.72%) MS Exchange
2 1127 (17.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1019 (15.68%) IIS
4 753 (11.58%) Apache
5 638 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 556 (8.55%) SharePoint
7 471 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 451 (6.94%) Lync
9 363 (5.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 351 (5.40%) Tomcat
11 346 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
12 152 (2.34%) nginx
13 134 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 97 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 92 (1.42%) WebSphere
16 91 (1.40%) CMS
17 89 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
18 88 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
19 65 (1.00%) IBM Notes
20 58 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 1487 (22.88%) MS Excel
2 903 (13.89%) MS Office
3 63 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.20%) MS Project
7 12 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.15%) SPSS
9 5 (0.077%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.062%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.062%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.046%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.046%) Maya
11 3 (0.046%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.046%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.015%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 58 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.32%) Magento
3 19 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.26%) Eikon
5 14 (0.22%) Summit
6 13 (0.20%) RMDS
7 12 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 11 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 10 (0.15%) Front Arena
9 10 (0.15%) Sage 1000
9 10 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
9 10 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 9 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.12%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
14 4 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 4 (0.062%) Sage 50
14 4 (0.062%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 298 (4.58%) Office 365
2 218 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
3 184 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 126 (1.94%) SaaS
5 87 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 83 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 45 (0.69%) IaaS
8 35 (0.54%) Google Apps
9 29 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 21 (0.32%) PaaS
10 21 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
11 20 (0.31%) Basecamp
12 15 (0.23%) Joyent
13 13 (0.20%) Google App Engine
14 10 (0.15%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
16 7 (0.11%) Route 53
17 5 (0.077%) IBM SmartCloud
18 2 (0.031%) Taleo
18 2 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3481 (53.55%) DHCP
2 2693 (41.43%) TCP/IP
3 2219 (34.14%) Firewall
4 1369 (21.06%) VPN
5 1362 (20.95%) SAN
6 1174 (18.06%) WAN
7 1135 (17.46%) LAN
8 688 (10.58%) Internet
9 629 (9.68%) HTTP
10 626 (9.63%) SMTP
11 590 (9.08%) SSL
12 526 (8.09%) LDAP
13 463 (7.12%) Wireless
14 462 (7.11%) NAS
15 448 (6.89%) MPLS
16 436 (6.71%) VoIP
17 392 (6.03%) BGP
18 390 (6.00%) VLAN
19 349 (5.37%) Network Security
20 337 (5.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1125 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 643 (9.89%) MySQL
3 266 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 202 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 153 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 98 (1.51%) Oracle Database
7 89 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 84 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 77 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 63 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
11 57 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 54 (0.83%) Redis
13 53 (0.82%) Relational Database
14 48 (0.74%) EDRMS
15 44 (0.68%) IDOL
16 37 (0.57%) MariaDB
17 35 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
18 33 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
19 27 (0.42%) RDBMS
19 27 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 95 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 94 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 83 (1.28%) Subversion
4 82 (1.26%) JIRA
5 30 (0.46%) MSI
6 27 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 23 (0.35%) Maven
9 16 (0.25%) JMeter
9 16 (0.25%) Ant
10 14 (0.22%) AdminStudio
10 14 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.22%) Hudson
11 13 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.18%) Selenium
13 7 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
13 7 (0.11%) Bugzilla
14 5 (0.077%) JUnit
14 5 (0.077%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.077%) PHPUnit
General
1 1006 (15.48%) Finance
2 351 (5.40%) Telecoms
3 242 (3.72%) Retail
4 216 (3.32%) Banking
5 136 (2.09%) Law
6 132 (2.03%) Marketing
7 115 (1.77%) Advertising
8 78 (1.20%) Legal
9 73 (1.12%) Publishing
10 69 (1.06%) Back Office
11 67 (1.03%) Games
12 57 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 46 (0.71%) German Language
14 41 (0.63%) French Language
15 39 (0.60%) Investment Banking
16 33 (0.51%) Billing
17 31 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 28 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 27 (0.42%) Electronics
20 24 (0.37%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 948 (14.58%) Support Engineer
2 946 (14.55%) Analyst
3 780 (12.00%) Administrator
4 612 (9.42%) Systems Administrator
5 604 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 477 (7.34%) Network Engineer
7 436 (6.71%) Support Analyst
8 412 (6.34%) Systems Engineer
9 396 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
10 344 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
11 339 (5.22%) IT Support
12 273 (4.20%) Linux Administrator
13 247 (3.80%) Technical Support
13 247 (3.80%) Consultant
14 217 (3.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 209 (3.22%) Server Engineer
16 194 (2.98%) Architect
17 184 (2.83%) Developer
18 163 (2.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 154 (2.37%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (3.85%) HTML
2 249 (3.83%) Web Services
3 228 (3.51%) .NET
4 216 (3.32%) CSS
5 190 (2.92%) LAMP
6 189 (2.91%) XML
7 108 (1.66%) jQuery
8 82 (1.26%) SOAP
9 77 (1.18%) Middleware
10 73 (1.12%) COM
11 71 (1.09%) Ajax
12 68 (1.05%) JSON
13 61 (0.94%) ASP.NET
14 58 (0.89%) Application Packaging
15 46 (0.71%) XHTML
16 43 (0.66%) HTML5
17 36 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
17 36 (0.55%) J2EE
18 30 (0.46%) MSMQ
19 25 (0.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 585 (9.00%) Clustering
2 554 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 538 (8.28%) Blackberry
4 220 (3.38%) Replication
5 219 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 197 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 123 (1.89%) PKI
7 123 (1.89%) iPhone
8 122 (1.88%) Hedge funds
9 97 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 97 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 94 (1.45%) Open Source
11 89 (1.37%) Statistics
12 72 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 72 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 68 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
14 65 (1.00%) SecurID
15 64 (0.98%) Firmware
15 64 (0.98%) iPad
16 59 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4635 (71.31%) Windows
2 2254 (34.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 2026 (31.17%) Linux
4 1604 (24.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1117 (17.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 933 (14.35%) Windows 7
7 840 (12.92%) UNIX
8 700 (10.77%) Windows XP
9 610 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 500 (7.69%) Windows 8
11 351 (5.40%) Solaris
12 282 (4.34%) CentOS
13 192 (2.95%) Android
14 188 (2.89%) Windows Vista
15 166 (2.55%) Ubuntu
16 155 (2.38%) Mac OS X
17 129 (1.98%) Debian
18 126 (1.94%) Apple iOS
19 109 (1.68%) AIX
20 82 (1.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1308 (20.12%) ITIL
2 685 (10.54%) Load Balancing
3 418 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 358 (5.51%) E-Commerce
5 304 (4.68%) Mentoring
6 293 (4.51%) Service Delivery
7 290 (4.46%) Change Management
8 273 (4.20%) DevOps
9 256 (3.94%) Migration
10 254 (3.91%) Service Management
11 245 (3.77%) Configuration Management
12 232 (3.57%) Project Management
13 229 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
14 226 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
15 224 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
16 181 (2.78%) Network Management
17 179 (2.75%) Incident Management
18 178 (2.74%) Time Management
19 163 (2.51%) Network Design
20 153 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1117 (17.18%) SQL
2 687 (10.57%) PowerShell
3 566 (8.71%) Perl
4 458 (7.05%) Bash Shell
5 445 (6.85%) Java
6 410 (6.31%) PHP
7 357 (5.49%) Python
8 300 (4.62%) Shell Script
9 231 (3.55%) JavaScript
10 194 (2.98%) Ruby
11 145 (2.23%) C#
12 121 (1.86%) VBScript
13 110 (1.69%) C
14 89 (1.37%) VB
15 80 (1.23%) C++
16 54 (0.83%) VB.NET
17 50 (0.77%) T-SQL
18 43 (0.66%) PHP5
19 39 (0.60%) Korn
20 17 (0.26%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1250 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 844 (12.98%) MCSE
3 720 (11.08%) Cisco Certification
4 580 (8.92%) Degree
5 504 (7.75%) CCNA
6 465 (7.15%) MCSA
7 440 (6.77%) MCITP
8 387 (5.95%) Security Cleared
9 334 (5.14%) CCNP
10 324 (4.98%) MCP
11 294 (4.52%) SC Cleared
12 243 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 227 (3.49%) MCTS
14 155 (2.38%) DV Cleared
15 138 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
16 106 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
17 88 (1.35%) CCA
18 84 (1.29%) CCIE
19 73 (1.12%) CISSP
20 57 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 520 (8.00%) SLA
2 198 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 129 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 70 (1.08%) QA
5 51 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 39 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.32%) COBIT
8 6 (0.092%) BS7799
9 4 (0.062%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.046%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.031%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 3278 (50.43%) Active Directory
2 2018 (31.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 873 (13.43%) Hyper-V
4 573 (8.82%) vSphere
5 510 (7.85%) XenApp
6 450 (6.92%) VMware ESX
7 384 (5.91%) VMware ESXi
8 285 (4.38%) NFS
9 239 (3.68%) XenDesktop
10 181 (2.78%) Terminal Services
11 133 (2.05%) ISA Server
12 131 (2.02%) UAG
13 122 (1.88%) XenServer
14 82 (1.26%) Xen
15 78 (1.20%) Squid
16 76 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
17 75 (1.15%) Postfix
18 73 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 71 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 70 (1.08%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 566 (8.71%) SCCM
2 436 (6.71%) Backup Exec
3 409 (6.29%) Puppet
4 335 (5.15%) SCOM
5 293 (4.51%) WSUS
6 290 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
7 280 (4.31%) NetBackup
8 275 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 232 (3.57%) Nagios
10 89 (1.37%) SCVMM
11 88 (1.35%) HP SIM
12 86 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 63 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
14 54 (0.83%) Ansible
15 48 (0.74%) Cacti
16 47 (0.72%) Tivoli
17 45 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 40 (0.62%) OpenView
19 37 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 36 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 2915 (44.85%) Microsoft
2 2876 (44.25%) VMware
3 1785 (27.46%) Cisco
4 1470 (22.62%) Citrix
5 1038 (15.97%) HP
6 785 (12.08%) Red Hat
7 659 (10.14%) Symantec
8 489 (7.52%) Juniper
9 477 (7.34%) Oracle
10 431 (6.63%) Dell
11 385 (5.92%) NetApp
12 334 (5.14%) Apple
13 315 (4.85%) CheckPoint
14 313 (4.82%) EMC
15 283 (4.35%) F5
16 242 (3.72%) IBM
17 213 (3.28%) Veritas
18 168 (2.58%) Veeam
19 150 (2.31%) Avaya
20 138 (2.12%) Sophos
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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QUANTICA
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
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Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £73000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Spring Technology
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Unlimited Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Attractive Benefits, Bonus & Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30500 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
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Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
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