Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 119 144
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 +2
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,350 3,497 3,596
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.69% 2.79% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.77% 17.97% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,327 2,813 3,039
Median annual salary £46,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.71% -1.18% -

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 7,599 19,457 22,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.51% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6,141 15,311 17,860
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020. 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 -26 441 £60,000 +20.00% 49
South East +16 298 £50,000 +25.00% 78
North of England +11 277 £37,500 -1.32% 91
Midlands +16 164 £40,000 +14.29% 56
North West +22 140 £42,000 +12.00% 43
Yorkshire +3 112 £32,500 -18.75% 36
South West +6 109 £46,250 +18.59% 32
West Midlands +1 107 £42,500 +21.43% 32
East Midlands +47 57 £36,500 +2.82% 24
East of England -9 43 £35,000 -13.58% 20
North East +26 25 £40,500 +62.00% 12
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 857 (63.48%) Active Directory
2 841 (62.30%) Windows
3 826 (61.19%) DHCP
4 716 (53.04%) Microsoft
5 620 (45.93%) VMware
6 511 (37.85%) Azure
7 504 (37.33%) Office 365
7 504 (37.33%) Firewall
8 490 (36.30%) Windows Server
9 421 (31.19%) TCP/IP
10 397 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 344 (25.48%) PowerShell
12 342 (25.33%) Cisco
13 309 (22.89%) WAN
14 298 (22.07%) AWS
15 291 (21.56%) Linux
16 290 (21.48%) Hyper-V
17 280 (20.74%) ITIL
18 269 (19.93%) LAN
19 250 (18.52%) VPN
20 230 (17.04%) Citrix
21 228 (16.89%) Windows Server 2012
22 223 (16.52%) Python
23 221 (16.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 198 (14.67%) Data Centre
25 195 (14.44%) SAN
26 193 (14.30%) Windows 10
27 177 (13.11%) Windows Server 2016
28 176 (13.04%) DevOps
29 173 (12.81%) MS Exchange

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
1 173 (12.81%) MS Exchange
2 113 (8.37%) SharePoint
3 82 (6.07%) IIS
4 65 (4.81%) Skype for Business
5 54 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 41 (3.04%) Confluence
7 38 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 35 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.19%) Apache
10 11 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.67%) CMS
13 7 (0.52%) Drupal
14 5 (0.37%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.37%) nginx
14 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
16 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
17 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
17 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 126 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.78%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.15%) Eikon
5 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 511 (37.85%) Azure
2 504 (37.33%) Office 365
3 298 (22.07%) AWS
4 140 (10.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 133 (9.85%) SaaS
6 127 (9.41%) IaaS
7 116 (8.59%) PaaS
8 69 (5.11%) Serverless
9 58 (4.30%) AWS Lambda
10 56 (4.15%) GCP
11 50 (3.70%) Route 53
12 42 (3.11%) Azure Functions
13 40 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
13 40 (2.96%) Power Platform
14 36 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 35 (2.59%) PowerApps
16 33 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 32 (2.37%) Amazon S3
18 31 (2.30%) OneDrive
19 30 (2.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 826 (61.19%) DHCP
2 504 (37.33%) Firewall
3 421 (31.19%) TCP/IP
4 309 (22.89%) WAN
5 269 (19.93%) LAN
6 250 (18.52%) VPN
7 195 (14.44%) SAN
8 165 (12.22%) VLAN
9 141 (10.44%) VoIP
10 125 (9.26%) Internet
11 123 (9.11%) Network Security
12 110 (8.15%) Wireless
13 96 (7.11%) Wi-Fi
14 77 (5.70%) HTTP
15 76 (5.63%) BGP
16 75 (5.56%) Skype
17 71 (5.26%) MPLS
18 70 (5.19%) OSPF
19 61 (4.52%) Fibre Channel
20 60 (4.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.56%) MySQL
3 46 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
4 37 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 16 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.11%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.89%) Redis
9 11 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.52%) BigQuery
11 7 (0.52%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.37%) Bigtable
12 5 (0.37%) Cloud Spanner
12 5 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (0.37%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 67 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.15%) Jenkins
3 52 (3.85%) JIRA
4 19 (1.41%) Bitbucket
5 18 (1.33%) Artifactory
6 16 (1.19%) Gerrit
7 13 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.89%) Subversion
9 11 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.44%) GitLab
10 6 (0.44%) Maven
11 4 (0.30%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.22%) GoCD
12 3 (0.22%) Gradle
12 3 (0.22%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.074%) Bower
14 1 (0.074%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 154 (11.41%) Finance
2 41 (3.04%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.52%) Banking
4 31 (2.30%) Law
5 24 (1.78%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.56%) Legal
7 20 (1.48%) Games
8 14 (1.04%) Military
9 12 (0.89%) Public Sector
10 11 (0.81%) Retail
11 10 (0.74%) Marketing
12 9 (0.67%) Advertising
13 8 (0.59%) Publishing
14 7 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.52%) Electronics
14 7 (0.52%) Local Government
14 7 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.37%) Back Office
15 5 (0.37%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 168 (12.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 162 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 152 (11.26%) Analyst
4 149 (11.04%) Network Engineer
5 131 (9.70%) IT Engineer
6 94 (6.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 79 (5.85%) IT Support
8 76 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 67 (4.96%) Administrator
9 67 (4.96%) Architect
10 64 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
10 64 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
11 60 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
12 58 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
13 52 (3.85%) IT Analyst
14 50 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
14 50 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
15 49 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 49 (3.63%) Azure Engineer
15 49 (3.63%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (4.44%) LDAP
2 45 (3.33%) Web Services
3 43 (3.19%) .NET
4 20 (1.48%) YAML
5 19 (1.41%) 802.1X
6 17 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (1.26%) XML
7 14 (1.04%) RESTful
8 13 (0.96%) HTML
9 10 (0.74%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.67%) CSS
11 8 (0.59%) Kafka
11 8 (0.59%) Middleware
12 7 (0.52%) JSON
12 7 (0.52%) Node.js
12 7 (0.52%) SAML
13 6 (0.44%) REST
13 6 (0.44%) WebRTC
14 5 (0.37%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 198 (14.67%) Data Centre
2 73 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.67%) Cloud Native
4 62 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 48 (3.56%) Replication
7 41 (3.04%) Clustering
8 39 (2.89%) Public Cloud
9 36 (2.67%) PKI
10 28 (2.07%) Driving Licence
11 23 (1.70%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.70%) FMCG
12 18 (1.33%) User Experience
13 17 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
14 15 (1.11%) EPoS
15 14 (1.04%) NHS
16 13 (0.96%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.96%) Reinsurance
17 12 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 12 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 841 (62.30%) Windows
2 490 (36.30%) Windows Server
3 291 (21.56%) Linux
4 228 (16.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 193 (14.30%) Windows 10
6 177 (13.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 161 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 99 (7.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 89 (6.59%) Windows 7
10 63 (4.67%) CentOS
11 56 (4.15%) Unix
12 45 (3.33%) Mac OS X
13 35 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (2.22%) Ubuntu
15 30 (2.22%) Windows 8
16 24 (1.78%) Android
17 22 (1.63%) Debian
18 15 (1.11%) Mac OS
18 15 (1.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (20.74%) ITIL
2 221 (16.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 176 (13.04%) DevOps
4 139 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
5 114 (8.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 96 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (6.59%) Migration
8 82 (6.07%) Information Security
9 69 (5.11%) Configuration Management
10 68 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
11 66 (4.89%) Task Automation
12 64 (4.74%) Change Management
13 62 (4.59%) B2B
14 59 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
15 55 (4.07%) Infrastructure as Code
15 55 (4.07%) Scrum
16 54 (4.00%) Patch Management
17 52 (3.85%) Identity Management
17 52 (3.85%) Project Delivery
17 52 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 344 (25.48%) PowerShell
2 223 (16.52%) Python
3 164 (12.15%) SQL
4 66 (4.89%) Bash Shell
5 61 (4.52%) Java
6 59 (4.37%) Ruby
7 43 (3.19%) Perl
7 43 (3.19%) Shell Script
8 31 (2.30%) Go
9 25 (1.85%) VB.NET
10 24 (1.78%) C
10 24 (1.78%) C#
11 17 (1.26%) Groovy
12 16 (1.19%) PHP
12 16 (1.19%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.04%) C++
13 14 (1.04%) VBScript
14 13 (0.96%) VB
15 11 (0.81%) JavaScript
16 8 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 166 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 108 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 102 (7.56%) MCSA
5 99 (7.33%) CCNA
6 89 (6.59%) MCSE
7 80 (5.93%) SC Cleared
8 76 (5.63%) CCNP
9 75 (5.56%) Degree
10 40 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 39 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
12 38 (2.81%) Server+ Certification
13 33 (2.44%) MCP
14 28 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 27 (2.00%) CISSP
16 26 (1.93%) MCITP
17 17 (1.26%) AWS Certification
17 17 (1.26%) Check Point Certification
18 16 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 15 (1.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (7.11%) SLA
2 68 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (3.41%) GDPR
4 25 (1.85%) NIST
5 18 (1.33%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.96%) NIST 800
7 12 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.59%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.074%) PMO
11 1 (0.074%) QA
System Software
1 857 (63.48%) Active Directory
2 397 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 290 (21.48%) Hyper-V
4 116 (8.59%) vSphere
5 81 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
6 69 (5.11%) Docker
7 51 (3.78%) Virtual Servers
8 50 (3.70%) XenApp
9 48 (3.56%) XenDesktop
10 41 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
11 22 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 21 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
13 20 (1.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 20 (1.48%) Firmware
14 18 (1.33%) VMware Server
15 17 (1.26%) VMware NSX
16 14 (1.04%) KVM
17 13 (0.96%) NFS
18 11 (0.81%) DFS Replication
18 11 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 157 (11.63%) SCCM
2 154 (11.41%) Ansible
3 119 (8.81%) Terraform
4 111 (8.22%) Puppet
5 83 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (5.85%) Kubernetes
7 72 (5.33%) WSUS
8 62 (4.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 45 (3.33%) SCOM
10 37 (2.74%) Nagios
11 32 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
12 25 (1.85%) SCVMM
13 23 (1.70%) vCenter Server
14 18 (1.33%) NetBackup
15 16 (1.19%) Backup Exec
16 13 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 13 (0.96%) WMI
17 12 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
17 12 (0.89%) Nessus
18 11 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 716 (53.04%) Microsoft
2 620 (45.93%) VMware
3 342 (25.33%) Cisco
4 230 (17.04%) Citrix
5 102 (7.56%) Veeam
6 93 (6.89%) HP
7 82 (6.07%) Dell
8 72 (5.33%) Palo Alto
9 71 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 71 (5.26%) NetApp
10 62 (4.59%) SolarWinds
11 57 (4.22%) Meraki
12 52 (3.85%) Avaya
13 51 (3.78%) F5
14 47 (3.48%) EMC
15 43 (3.19%) Red Hat
16 41 (3.04%) Sophos
17 39 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
17 39 (2.89%) ServiceNow
18 35 (2.59%) Google