Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 142 134
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8 +7
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,755 2,240 3,654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.25% 2.43% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.25% 16.05% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,434 1,834 2,795
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -1.16%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 10,175 13,954 21,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.05% 15.13% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7,709 11,215 16,413
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -33 551 £56,500 +12.89% 82
South East 0 351 £45,000 +12.50% 74
North of England +30 338 £40,000 +6.67% 89
Midlands -9 218 £40,000 +23.08% 77
South West 0 204 £38,000 -5.00% 30
West Midlands -16 154 £42,500 +30.77% 46
Yorkshire +24 145 £37,500 -3.85% 32
North West +11 139 £42,500 +21.43% 51
East of England -36 86 £47,000 +13.94% 24
East Midlands +23 64 £38,250 -0.65% 29
North East +26 54 £40,000 +14.29% 6
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 1,116 (63.59%) Active Directory
2 1,075 (61.25%) DHCP
3 1,072 (61.08%) Windows
4 915 (52.14%) Microsoft
5 786 (44.79%) VMware
6 725 (41.31%) Windows Server
7 700 (39.89%) Microsoft 365
8 695 (39.60%) Azure
9 646 (36.81%) Firewall
10 554 (31.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 551 (31.40%) TCP/IP
12 457 (26.04%) PowerShell
13 454 (25.87%) Linux
14 424 (24.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 410 (23.36%) Cisco
16 387 (22.05%) Social Skills
17 371 (21.14%) AWS
18 345 (19.66%) VPN
19 338 (19.26%) Hyper-V
20 293 (16.70%) ITIL
21 287 (16.35%) Windows Server 2012
22 272 (15.50%) Citrix
23 262 (14.93%) WAN
24 251 (14.30%) VLAN
25 245 (13.96%) MS Exchange
26 240 (13.68%) Windows 10
27 227 (12.93%) Data Centre
28 224 (12.76%) Finance
29 220 (12.54%) LAN
30 206 (11.74%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 245 (13.96%) MS Exchange
2 190 (10.83%) SharePoint
3 78 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 75 (4.27%) IIS
5 68 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 47 (2.68%) Apache
7 45 (2.56%) nginx
8 40 (2.28%) Confluence
9 35 (1.99%) Skype for Business
10 29 (1.65%) WordPress
11 24 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.91%) CMS
13 14 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.74%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.63%) Apache Spark
16 9 (0.51%) Drupal
17 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
17 7 (0.40%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.34%) Apache Solr
19 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 145 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.34%) Gephi
4 6 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.057%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (0.34%) Magento
3 4 (0.23%) Relativity
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.11%) Eikon
5 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
5 2 (0.11%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Tradar
6 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.057%) FastStats
6 1 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.057%) Shopify
6 1 (0.057%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 700 (39.89%) Microsoft 365
2 695 (39.60%) Azure
3 371 (21.14%) AWS
4 158 (9.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 123 (7.01%) SaaS
6 117 (6.67%) IaaS
7 113 (6.44%) PaaS
8 79 (4.50%) OneDrive
9 59 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
10 57 (3.25%) GCP
11 40 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (2.05%) Serverless
13 32 (1.82%) Route 53
13 32 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 30 (1.71%) GitHub
15 29 (1.65%) Google Workspace
15 29 (1.65%) Mimecast
16 27 (1.54%) Amazon S3
17 21 (1.20%) OpenShift
18 20 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,075 (61.25%) DHCP
2 646 (36.81%) Firewall
3 551 (31.40%) TCP/IP
4 345 (19.66%) VPN
5 262 (14.93%) WAN
6 251 (14.30%) VLAN
7 220 (12.54%) LAN
8 180 (10.26%) SAN
9 156 (8.89%) HTTP
10 153 (8.72%) Network Security
11 138 (7.86%) SSL
12 130 (7.41%) Wireless
13 128 (7.29%) Internet
14 119 (6.78%) VoIP
15 88 (5.01%) SMTP
16 87 (4.96%) BGP
17 86 (4.90%) MPLS
18 85 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
19 84 (4.79%) FTP
20 75 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
3 63 (3.59%) MySQL
4 47 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 16 (0.91%) MariaDB
7 15 (0.85%) Big Data
8 14 (0.80%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.40%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.34%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.34%) Impala
11 6 (0.34%) Mixpanel
12 5 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.28%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.28%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.28%) Redis
12 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (4.56%) JIRA
2 67 (3.82%) Git (software)
3 61 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.42%) Bitbucket
5 19 (1.08%) GitLab
6 11 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.57%) Artifactory
7 10 (0.57%) Maven
8 8 (0.46%) Gradle
9 7 (0.40%) Bitbucket Server
9 7 (0.40%) Selenium
9 7 (0.40%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.34%) Cypress.io
10 6 (0.34%) Gerrit
10 6 (0.34%) git-flow
11 5 (0.28%) Ant
11 5 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.17%) Terragrunt
General
1 387 (22.05%) Social Skills
2 224 (12.76%) Finance
3 113 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.85%) Banking
6 49 (2.79%) Legal
7 46 (2.62%) Law
8 34 (1.94%) Public Sector
9 27 (1.54%) Marketing
10 23 (1.31%) Back Office
10 23 (1.31%) Electronics
11 20 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
12 16 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
12 16 (0.91%) Retail
13 13 (0.74%) Games
13 13 (0.74%) Local Government
14 12 (0.68%) German Language
15 11 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 350 (19.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 223 (12.71%) Support Engineer
3 184 (10.48%) IT Engineer
4 169 (9.63%) Analyst
5 168 (9.57%) Network Engineer
6 148 (8.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 118 (6.72%) Administrator
8 104 (5.93%) IT Support
9 95 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
9 95 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
10 94 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
11 70 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 67 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
13 65 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
14 64 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
14 64 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
14 64 (3.65%) Support Analyst
15 62 (3.53%) Windows Engineer
16 60 (3.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 57 (3.25%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.87%) LDAP
2 60 (3.42%) Web Services
3 47 (2.68%) CSS
4 45 (2.56%) HTML
5 39 (2.22%) .NET
6 35 (1.99%) RESTful
7 31 (1.77%) 802.1X
8 27 (1.54%) LAMP
9 23 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
10 18 (1.03%) Kafka
11 17 (0.97%) REST
12 16 (0.91%) JSON
13 15 (0.85%) CSS3
13 15 (0.85%) XML
14 14 (0.80%) LAPP Stack
15 13 (0.74%) Node.js
15 13 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (0.74%) Sass
16 12 (0.68%) SAML
17 11 (0.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 227 (12.93%) Data Centre
2 72 (4.10%) Clustering
3 67 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 66 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 65 (3.70%) Replication
6 53 (3.02%) PKI
7 47 (2.68%) Public Cloud
8 32 (1.82%) User Experience
9 27 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 26 (1.48%) Hedge funds
11 25 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 25 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
13 18 (1.03%) Driving Licence
14 17 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
15 16 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (0.74%) BYOD
16 13 (0.74%) Cloud Native
17 11 (0.63%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 1,072 (61.08%) Windows
2 725 (41.31%) Windows Server
3 454 (25.87%) Linux
4 287 (16.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 240 (13.68%) Windows 10
6 206 (11.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 157 (8.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 119 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 85 (4.84%) CentOS
10 81 (4.62%) Windows 7
11 71 (4.05%) Unix
12 59 (3.36%) Ubuntu
13 49 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 40 (2.28%) Android
15 34 (1.94%) Windows 8
16 32 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (1.60%) Debian
18 27 (1.54%) Mac OS X
19 26 (1.48%) Mac OS
20 23 (1.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (24.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 293 (16.70%) ITIL
3 195 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 168 (9.57%) DevOps
5 143 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 132 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
7 117 (6.67%) Migration
8 108 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
9 97 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 92 (5.24%) Load Balancing
11 91 (5.19%) Project Delivery
12 80 (4.56%) Change Management
12 80 (4.56%) Service Management
13 78 (4.44%) Information Security
13 78 (4.44%) Service Delivery
14 74 (4.22%) Computer Science
15 73 (4.16%) Configuration Management
16 71 (4.05%) Project Management
17 68 (3.87%) Infrastructure as Code
18 62 (3.53%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 457 (26.04%) PowerShell
2 201 (11.45%) Python
3 191 (10.88%) SQL
4 122 (6.95%) Bash Shell
5 70 (3.99%) PHP
6 57 (3.25%) JavaScript
7 53 (3.02%) Perl
8 44 (2.51%) Java
8 44 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 36 (2.05%) Ruby
10 18 (1.03%) C
10 18 (1.03%) VB
11 14 (0.80%) C#
11 14 (0.80%) Go
12 13 (0.74%) C++
13 9 (0.51%) ES6
13 9 (0.51%) R
13 9 (0.51%) VBScript
14 8 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 197 (11.23%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (7.29%) CCNP
3 117 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (6.38%) CCNA
5 101 (5.75%) Security Cleared
6 98 (5.58%) Degree
7 72 (4.10%) MCSE
8 69 (3.93%) SC Cleared
9 49 (2.79%) MCSA
10 42 (2.39%) CISSP
11 38 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 34 (1.94%) MCP
13 29 (1.65%) CCIE
14 26 (1.48%) JNCIP
15 24 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
16 22 (1.25%) DV Cleared
17 20 (1.14%) CISM
18 18 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
19 16 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (6.95%) SLA
2 51 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.99%) GDPR
4 34 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 18 (1.03%) QA
7 15 (0.85%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.80%) NIST
9 10 (0.57%) PMO
10 8 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.34%) OpenSCAP
12 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.28%) ITGC
13 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.23%) NCSC
14 3 (0.17%) GRC
15 2 (0.11%) GLBA
16 1 (0.057%) Def Stans
16 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.057%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,116 (63.59%) Active Directory
2 554 (31.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 338 (19.26%) Hyper-V
4 153 (8.72%) vSphere
5 116 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
6 100 (5.70%) Docker
7 82 (4.67%) XenDesktop
8 69 (3.93%) XenApp
9 56 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
10 42 (2.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 39 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
12 35 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
13 33 (1.88%) VMware NSX
14 30 (1.71%) Firmware
15 23 (1.31%) Xen
16 20 (1.14%) KVM
17 19 (1.08%) DFS Replication
18 18 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
19 17 (0.97%) RHEV
20 15 (0.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 179 (10.20%) Ansible
1 179 (10.20%) SCCM
2 142 (8.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 112 (6.38%) Kubernetes
3 112 (6.38%) Terraform
4 106 (6.04%) Puppet
5 72 (4.10%) WSUS
6 64 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (3.48%) SCOM
8 43 (2.45%) Nagios
9 38 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
10 34 (1.94%) HAProxy
11 31 (1.77%) vRealize
12 29 (1.65%) vCenter Server
13 28 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
15 21 (1.20%) Grafana
16 20 (1.14%) Nessus
16 20 (1.14%) NetBackup
17 18 (1.03%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 915 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 786 (44.79%) VMware
3 410 (23.36%) Cisco
4 272 (15.50%) Citrix
5 146 (8.32%) Dell
6 134 (7.64%) Veeam
7 113 (6.44%) F5
8 109 (6.21%) Meraki
9 101 (5.75%) HP
10 82 (4.67%) Red Hat
11 67 (3.82%) CheckPoint
11 67 (3.82%) Google
12 66 (3.76%) Juniper
13 65 (3.70%) Oracle
14 63 (3.59%) McAfee
14 63 (3.59%) SolarWinds
15 61 (3.48%) Apple
15 61 (3.48%) EMC
16 59 (3.36%) Palo Alto
17 45 (2.56%) Sophos