Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 172 127 117
Rank change year-on-year -45 -10 +30
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,291 1,119 3,701
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.54% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.98% 16.52% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,845 961 2,829
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £31,750 £33,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £47,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.38% +14.63% -3.53%
75th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £83,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.71%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14,337 6,774 19,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.10% 15.39% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,910 5,571 15,650
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,250 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.31% +12.37% -2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
% change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in England

DNS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in England.

Salary trend for DNS in England

DNS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for DNS in England

DNS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -81 764 £55,000 -12.00% 165
South East -39 453 £40,000 +10.96% 132
North of England -43 376 £41,500 +10.67% 153
Midlands -15 313 £41,317 +3.29% 81
South West +8 197 £39,500 -12.22% 62
West Midlands -27 195 £36,000 -12.20% 43
East of England +9 173 £40,000 +14.29% 50
North West -52 171 £42,500 +2.10% 76
Yorkshire -36 159 £41,250 +17.86% 57
East Midlands -14 117 £45,000 +20.00% 38
North East -3 46 £35,000 -12.50% 20
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 1,426 (62.24%) DHCP
2 1,360 (59.36%) Windows
3 1,260 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 1,072 (46.79%) Microsoft
5 974 (42.51%) Azure
6 878 (38.32%) Microsoft 365
7 859 (37.49%) Windows Server
8 800 (34.92%) Firewall
9 764 (33.35%) VMware
10 725 (31.65%) TCP/IP
11 682 (29.77%) Social Skills
12 544 (23.75%) Linux
13 528 (23.05%) VPN
14 527 (23.00%) PowerShell
15 517 (22.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 501 (21.87%) AWS
17 425 (18.55%) Cisco
18 404 (17.63%) Hyper-V
19 398 (17.37%) WAN
20 393 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 390 (17.02%) LAN
21 390 (17.02%) ITIL
22 377 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
23 372 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
24 369 (16.11%) Windows 10
25 345 (15.06%) VLAN
26 330 (14.40%) SQL
26 330 (14.40%) DevOps
27 308 (13.44%) Python
28 288 (12.57%) SQL Server

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 280 (12.22%) SharePoint
2 252 (11.00%) MS Exchange
3 196 (8.56%) IIS
4 85 (3.71%) WordPress
5 84 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 80 (3.49%) CMS
7 55 (2.40%) Apache
8 51 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 45 (1.96%) Confluence
9 45 (1.96%) Skype for Business
10 43 (1.88%) nginx
11 40 (1.75%) Tomcat
12 24 (1.05%) Drupal
12 24 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
12 24 (1.05%) JBoss
13 20 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
14 18 (0.79%) WebLogic
15 17 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
15 17 (0.74%) Umbraco
16 15 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 257 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.13%) Sketch
7 1 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.044%) Maya
7 1 (0.044%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 33 (1.44%) Magento
2 16 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 15 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.57%) Shopify
5 11 (0.48%) Sage 200
6 10 (0.44%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.26%) Unica
8 5 (0.22%) Relativity
9 4 (0.17%) FastStats
10 2 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.087%) Sage 300 ERP
10 2 (0.087%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.087%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 2 (0.087%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 974 (42.51%) Azure
2 878 (38.32%) Microsoft 365
3 501 (21.87%) AWS
4 236 (10.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 183 (7.99%) SaaS
6 171 (7.46%) IaaS
7 156 (6.81%) PaaS
8 110 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
9 98 (4.28%) OneDrive
10 89 (3.88%) GCP
10 89 (3.88%) Serverless
11 83 (3.62%) GitHub
12 74 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
13 63 (2.75%) Amazon S3
13 63 (2.75%) Mimecast
14 60 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 58 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 52 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
17 46 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
18 44 (1.92%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 1,426 (62.24%) DHCP
2 800 (34.92%) Firewall
3 725 (31.65%) TCP/IP
4 528 (23.05%) VPN
5 398 (17.37%) WAN
6 390 (17.02%) LAN
7 345 (15.06%) VLAN
8 187 (8.16%) SAN
9 184 (8.03%) Internet
10 179 (7.81%) Wireless
11 169 (7.38%) Network Security
12 164 (7.16%) HTTP
13 163 (7.11%) Wi-Fi
14 148 (6.46%) SSL
15 146 (6.37%) MPLS
16 140 (6.11%) VoIP
17 123 (5.37%) SMTP
18 100 (4.36%) BGP
19 96 (4.19%) IPv6
20 75 (3.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 130 (5.67%) MySQL
3 89 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 77 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
5 44 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 41 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 37 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 36 (1.57%) Redis
9 27 (1.18%) Big Data
10 25 (1.09%) Power BI
11 21 (0.92%) Amazon Athena
12 20 (0.87%) MongoDB
13 19 (0.83%) MariaDB
14 17 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (0.65%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.61%) SQL Server 2019
17 13 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
18 12 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
19 10 (0.44%) Oracle Database
19 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 124 (5.41%) JIRA
2 105 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 88 (3.84%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.62%) Bitbucket
5 27 (1.18%) Selenium
6 23 (1.00%) CircleCI
6 23 (1.00%) GitLab
6 23 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 20 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 20 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (0.61%) Maven
10 14 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (0.48%) webpack
13 9 (0.39%) PHPUnit
13 9 (0.39%) Terragrunt
14 7 (0.31%) Travis CI
15 6 (0.26%) Cypress.io
General
1 682 (29.77%) Social Skills
2 204 (8.90%) Finance
3 196 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 87 (3.80%) Retail
6 71 (3.10%) Public Sector
7 67 (2.92%) Law
7 67 (2.92%) Legal
8 65 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 57 (2.49%) Organisational Skills
10 56 (2.44%) Marketing
11 50 (2.18%) Banking
12 40 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
13 33 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
14 32 (1.40%) Automotive
15 29 (1.27%) Back Office
15 29 (1.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 22 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
17 21 (0.92%) Games
18 18 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 300 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 294 (12.83%) Support Engineer
3 262 (11.44%) Analyst
4 203 (8.86%) IT Engineer
5 193 (8.42%) IT Support
6 149 (6.50%) Network Engineer
7 129 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 128 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 128 (5.59%) Support Analyst
9 124 (5.41%) Developer
10 119 (5.19%) Administrator
11 115 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 102 (4.45%) Architect
12 102 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
13 92 (4.02%) IT Support Engineer
14 91 (3.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 90 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
16 87 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
17 79 (3.45%) IT Manager
18 73 (3.19%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (4.50%) HTML
2 98 (4.28%) .NET
3 94 (4.10%) CSS
4 81 (3.54%) RESTful
5 79 (3.45%) Web Services
6 53 (2.31%) 802.1X
7 42 (1.83%) AngularJS
8 41 (1.79%) REST
9 40 (1.75%) LAMP
9 40 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 39 (1.70%) LDAP
11 38 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
11 38 (1.66%) LAPP Stack
11 38 (1.66%) Node.js
12 36 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
13 34 (1.48%) React
14 32 (1.40%) Kafka
15 29 (1.27%) Sass
15 29 (1.27%) WebSockets
16 27 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 244 (10.65%) Data Centre
2 143 (6.24%) Self-Motivation
3 126 (5.50%) User Experience
4 101 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 85 (3.71%) Driving Licence
6 82 (3.58%) Replication
7 70 (3.06%) Public Cloud
8 69 (3.01%) PKI
9 57 (2.49%) Clustering
10 48 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
11 40 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 35 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
12 35 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
13 31 (1.35%) Video\Live Streaming
14 26 (1.13%) Cloud Native
15 24 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 20 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 18 (0.79%) Video on Demand
18 17 (0.74%) Client/Server
19 15 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,360 (59.36%) Windows
2 859 (37.49%) Windows Server
3 544 (23.75%) Linux
4 377 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 369 (16.11%) Windows 10
6 275 (12.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 248 (10.82%) Windows Server 2019
8 157 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 110 (4.80%) Unix
10 100 (4.36%) Windows 7
11 76 (3.32%) CentOS
12 63 (2.75%) Mac OS
13 60 (2.62%) Android
14 57 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (2.31%) Ubuntu
16 48 (2.10%) Mac OS X
17 44 (1.92%) Apple iOS
18 43 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 32 (1.40%) VMS
19 32 (1.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 390 (17.02%) ITIL
3 372 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
4 330 (14.40%) DevOps
5 252 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (8.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 169 (7.38%) Migration
7 169 (7.38%) Project Management
8 158 (6.90%) Change Management
9 144 (6.29%) Service Delivery
10 138 (6.02%) Load Balancing
11 130 (5.67%) Mentoring
12 125 (5.46%) Computer Science
13 124 (5.41%) Project Delivery
14 123 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
15 113 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 113 (4.93%) Service Management
16 108 (4.71%) SIEM
17 94 (4.10%) Configuration Management
18 93 (4.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 527 (23.00%) PowerShell
2 330 (14.40%) SQL
3 308 (13.44%) Python
4 131 (5.72%) PHP
5 127 (5.54%) JavaScript
6 121 (5.28%) Bash Shell
7 81 (3.54%) Java
8 65 (2.84%) Perl
9 62 (2.71%) Shell Script
10 59 (2.58%) C#
11 32 (1.40%) C
12 28 (1.22%) C++
13 26 (1.13%) R
14 25 (1.09%) T-SQL
15 23 (1.00%) VBScript
16 21 (0.92%) Ruby
17 18 (0.79%) C-shell
18 17 (0.74%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.57%) TypeScript
20 11 (0.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 215 (9.38%) Degree
2 182 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 170 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (4.85%) CCNA
5 107 (4.67%) MCSA
6 101 (4.41%) MCSE
7 98 (4.28%) Security Cleared
8 84 (3.67%) CCNP
9 55 (2.40%) MCP
10 52 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 48 (2.10%) SC Cleared
12 45 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
13 36 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (1.44%) CISSP
15 28 (1.22%) DBS Check
16 27 (1.18%) A+ Certification
16 27 (1.18%) CCIE
17 23 (1.00%) MCITP
18 22 (0.96%) CCA
18 22 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (7.33%) SLA
2 74 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 38 (1.66%) GDPR
5 26 (1.13%) NIST
5 26 (1.13%) QA
6 25 (1.09%) Accessibility
7 24 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (1.05%) PMO
8 21 (0.92%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.70%) ITGC
10 14 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 11 (0.48%) WCAG
12 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
12 8 (0.35%) NCSC
13 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.087%) HIPAA
17 1 (0.044%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1,260 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 517 (22.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 404 (17.63%) Hyper-V
4 184 (8.03%) vSphere
5 175 (7.64%) Docker
6 106 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 55 (2.40%) XenApp
9 44 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 34 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
11 33 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (1.09%) iptables
13 22 (0.96%) NFS
14 19 (0.83%) Firmware
15 16 (0.70%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.61%) BitLocker
17 13 (0.57%) KVM
17 13 (0.57%) RHEV
17 13 (0.57%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.39%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 208 (9.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 195 (8.51%) SCCM
3 177 (7.73%) Terraform
4 154 (6.72%) Ansible
5 147 (6.42%) Kubernetes
6 106 (4.63%) WSUS
7 97 (4.23%) Puppet
8 79 (3.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 58 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
9 58 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
10 53 (2.31%) SCOM
11 37 (1.62%) Grafana
11 37 (1.62%) HAProxy
12 32 (1.40%) Nagios
13 31 (1.35%) vCenter Server
14 27 (1.18%) Backup Exec
14 27 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
14 27 (1.18%) Prometheus
14 27 (1.18%) ZABBIX
15 24 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,072 (46.79%) Microsoft
2 764 (33.35%) VMware
3 425 (18.55%) Cisco
4 258 (11.26%) Citrix
5 179 (7.81%) Veeam
6 138 (6.02%) Dell
7 108 (4.71%) SolarWinds
8 102 (4.45%) HP
9 97 (4.23%) Meraki
10 90 (3.93%) Splunk
11 86 (3.75%) Palo Alto
12 83 (3.62%) Oracle
13 82 (3.58%) Apple
14 72 (3.14%) Adobe
15 67 (2.92%) Google
15 67 (2.92%) Sophos
16 63 (2.75%) Red Hat
17 62 (2.71%) Juniper
18 58 (2.53%) Aruba
19 56 (2.44%) F5