Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 144 115
Rank change year-on-year -25 -29 +27
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,109 1,479 3,943
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.10% 2.39% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.04% 15.45% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,676 1,251 2,950
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £58,188 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £68,875
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 13,151 9,574 21,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.10% 15.44% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,249 7,733 16,136
10th Percentile £27,960 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -2.15%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -72 697 £52,500 -4.55% 145
South East -8 456 £40,500 +12.34% 122
North of England -11 327 £42,500 +12.58% 107
Midlands -13 291 £41,500 +6.41% 92
West Midlands -31 189 £37,500 - 54
South West -4 186 £40,000 +6.67% 67
East of England -8 142 £41,500 +18.57% 51
Yorkshire -13 142 £40,000 +6.67% 39
North West -13 139 £42,500 +9.68% 51
East Midlands +13 102 £43,750 +9.38% 36
North East -13 46 £42,500 +6.25% 17
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,304 (61.83%) DHCP
2 1,283 (60.83%) Windows
3 1,243 (58.94%) Active Directory
4 1,050 (49.79%) Microsoft
5 897 (42.53%) Azure
6 821 (38.93%) Windows Server
7 812 (38.50%) Microsoft 365
8 775 (36.75%) VMware
9 750 (35.56%) Firewall
10 677 (32.10%) TCP/IP
11 545 (25.84%) Linux
12 539 (25.56%) Social Skills
13 538 (25.51%) PowerShell
14 520 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 469 (22.24%) AWS
16 460 (21.81%) VPN
17 452 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 417 (19.77%) Cisco
19 385 (18.26%) Hyper-V
20 335 (15.88%) WAN
21 330 (15.65%) ITIL
22 329 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
23 322 (15.27%) LAN
24 300 (14.22%) Windows 10
25 291 (13.80%) SQL
26 282 (13.37%) Citrix
27 281 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
28 280 (13.28%) VLAN
29 268 (12.71%) DevOps
30 264 (12.52%) 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
1 264 (12.52%) MS Exchange
2 240 (11.38%) SharePoint
3 142 (6.73%) IIS
4 84 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 67 (3.18%) WordPress
6 65 (3.08%) Apache
7 56 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 50 (2.37%) nginx
9 42 (1.99%) CMS
9 42 (1.99%) Skype for Business
10 39 (1.85%) Confluence
11 24 (1.14%) Tomcat
12 23 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
14 14 (0.66%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 12 (0.57%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.52%) Apache Spark
18 10 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 236 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Gephi
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Sketch
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.047%) Maya
8 1 (0.047%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 25 (1.19%) Magento
2 10 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.38%) Sage 200
4 7 (0.33%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.28%) Relativity
6 5 (0.24%) Unica
7 4 (0.19%) FastStats
8 3 (0.14%) Sage 300 ERP
8 3 (0.14%) Sage CRM
8 3 (0.14%) Shopify
9 2 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.047%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.047%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 897 (42.53%) Azure
2 812 (38.50%) Microsoft 365
3 469 (22.24%) AWS
4 207 (9.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 179 (8.49%) SaaS
6 161 (7.63%) IaaS
7 146 (6.92%) PaaS
8 97 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
9 88 (4.17%) OneDrive
10 80 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
11 70 (3.32%) GitHub
12 68 (3.22%) GCP
13 63 (2.99%) Serverless
14 47 (2.23%) Amazon S3
15 46 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 44 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
17 43 (2.04%) Mimecast
18 42 (1.99%) Route 53
19 41 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
20 36 (1.71%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 1,304 (61.83%) DHCP
2 750 (35.56%) Firewall
3 677 (32.10%) TCP/IP
4 460 (21.81%) VPN
5 335 (15.88%) WAN
6 322 (15.27%) LAN
7 280 (13.28%) VLAN
8 187 (8.87%) SAN
9 165 (7.82%) Internet
10 162 (7.68%) HTTP
11 153 (7.25%) SSL
12 152 (7.21%) Wireless
13 143 (6.78%) Network Security
14 129 (6.12%) VoIP
15 122 (5.78%) SMTP
16 117 (5.55%) MPLS
17 116 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
18 84 (3.98%) Remote Desktop
19 82 (3.89%) BGP
20 72 (3.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 110 (5.22%) MySQL
3 72 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
4 64 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 31 (1.47%) Big Data
7 21 (1.00%) Power BI
8 19 (0.90%) MariaDB
8 19 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (0.81%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (0.66%) Redis
12 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.57%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
15 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 105 (4.98%) JIRA
2 101 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 88 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (1.00%) GitLab
6 20 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (0.85%) Bitbucket
8 17 (0.81%) TeamCity
9 16 (0.76%) Selenium
10 14 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.57%) Maven
11 12 (0.57%) Visual Studio
12 10 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (0.38%) Cypress.io
14 7 (0.33%) Terragrunt
14 7 (0.33%) webpack
15 6 (0.28%) PHPUnit
16 4 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (0.19%) Zephyr
General
1 539 (25.56%) Social Skills
2 217 (10.29%) Finance
3 157 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 78 (3.70%) Legal
6 68 (3.22%) Law
7 54 (2.56%) Organisational Skills
7 54 (2.56%) Public Sector
8 48 (2.28%) Marketing
9 46 (2.18%) Retail
10 45 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
11 42 (1.99%) Manufacturing
12 41 (1.94%) Banking
13 26 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
14 23 (1.09%) Back Office
15 22 (1.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 19 (0.90%) Games
17 17 (0.81%) Local Government
18 16 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
19 15 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 362 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 281 (13.32%) Support Engineer
3 201 (9.53%) Analyst
4 180 (8.53%) IT Engineer
5 162 (7.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 160 (7.59%) IT Support
7 157 (7.44%) Network Engineer
8 143 (6.78%) Administrator
9 119 (5.64%) Systems Administrator
10 116 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 114 (5.41%) Support Analyst
12 113 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
13 93 (4.41%) Developer
14 92 (4.36%) DevOps Engineer
15 87 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
16 86 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 78 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 75 (3.56%) Windows Engineer
19 70 (3.32%) Architect
20 69 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (4.31%) HTML
1 91 (4.31%) Web Services
2 88 (4.17%) CSS
3 79 (3.75%) .NET
4 73 (3.46%) RESTful
5 50 (2.37%) LDAP
6 47 (2.23%) 802.1X
7 44 (2.09%) LAMP
8 40 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
8 40 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
9 38 (1.80%) REST
10 37 (1.75%) LAPP Stack
11 36 (1.71%) React
12 35 (1.66%) Node.js
13 30 (1.42%) Sass
14 29 (1.38%) Kafka
15 28 (1.33%) AngularJS
16 25 (1.19%) SAML
16 25 (1.19%) XML
17 22 (1.04%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 234 (11.10%) Data Centre
2 102 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (4.17%) User Experience
4 75 (3.56%) Management Information System
5 74 (3.51%) Clustering
5 74 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 68 (3.22%) Replication
7 65 (3.08%) Driving Licence
8 63 (2.99%) PKI
9 53 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
10 45 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 33 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
12 27 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 23 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 22 (1.04%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.81%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.66%) BYOD
16 14 (0.66%) SCADA
17 13 (0.62%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,283 (60.83%) Windows
2 821 (38.93%) Windows Server
3 545 (25.84%) Linux
4 329 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 300 (14.22%) Windows 10
6 209 (9.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 200 (9.48%) Windows Server 2019
8 142 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 91 (4.31%) CentOS
10 80 (3.79%) Unix
11 76 (3.60%) Windows 7
12 61 (2.89%) Ubuntu
13 55 (2.61%) Android
14 52 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 44 (2.09%) Mac OS X
17 41 (1.94%) Mac OS
18 40 (1.90%) Apple iOS
19 39 (1.85%) Windows 8
20 33 (1.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 330 (15.65%) ITIL
3 281 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
4 268 (12.71%) DevOps
5 204 (9.67%) Agile Software Development
6 160 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 158 (7.49%) Migration
8 118 (5.60%) Load Balancing
9 115 (5.45%) Change Management
10 114 (5.41%) Project Management
11 109 (5.17%) Computer Science
12 108 (5.12%) Configuration Management
13 106 (5.03%) Mentoring
13 106 (5.03%) Service Delivery
14 103 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 103 (4.88%) Information Security
14 103 (4.88%) Project Delivery
15 98 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
16 81 (3.84%) Infrastructure as Code
16 81 (3.84%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 538 (25.51%) PowerShell
2 291 (13.80%) SQL
3 253 (12.00%) Python
4 117 (5.55%) PHP
5 115 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 113 (5.36%) Bash Shell
7 62 (2.94%) Perl
8 52 (2.47%) Java
9 45 (2.13%) Shell Script
10 41 (1.94%) C#
11 31 (1.47%) C
12 30 (1.42%) C++
13 24 (1.14%) VBScript
14 20 (0.95%) Ruby
15 18 (0.85%) VB
16 15 (0.71%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.71%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.52%) ES6
17 11 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 162 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
2 157 (7.44%) Degree
3 126 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (4.93%) CCNA
5 92 (4.36%) Security Cleared
6 90 (4.27%) CCNP
7 67 (3.18%) MCSE
8 59 (2.80%) MCSA
9 45 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 43 (2.04%) SC Cleared
11 37 (1.75%) CISSP
12 29 (1.38%) MCP
13 26 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (1.19%) CISM
15 24 (1.14%) DV Cleared
16 23 (1.09%) CCIE
17 21 (1.00%) DBS Check
18 19 (0.90%) JNCIP
19 18 (0.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.74%) SLA
2 60 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.61%) QA
3 34 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (1.19%) GDPR
5 20 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (0.95%) PMO
6 18 (0.85%) NIST
7 17 (0.81%) Accessibility
7 17 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.71%) ITGC
9 8 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.38%) WCAG
10 7 (0.33%) NCSC
11 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.095%) GLBA
12 2 (0.095%) GRC
12 2 (0.095%) OpenSCAP
System Software
1 1,243 (58.94%) Active Directory
2 520 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 385 (18.26%) Hyper-V
4 170 (8.06%) vSphere
5 130 (6.16%) Docker
6 100 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
7 74 (3.51%) XenDesktop
8 58 (2.75%) XenApp
9 46 (2.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 40 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
11 37 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
12 29 (1.38%) iptables
13 24 (1.14%) NFS
14 22 (1.04%) RHEV
15 21 (1.00%) Firmware
15 21 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (0.90%) VMware NSX
17 16 (0.76%) VMware Server
18 15 (0.71%) Terminal Services
19 12 (0.57%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 180 (8.53%) Ansible
2 177 (8.39%) SCCM
3 168 (7.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 140 (6.64%) Terraform
5 134 (6.35%) Kubernetes
6 122 (5.78%) Puppet
7 93 (4.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 73 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
9 72 (3.41%) WSUS
10 67 (3.18%) SCOM
11 54 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
12 42 (1.99%) HAProxy
13 41 (1.94%) Grafana
14 34 (1.61%) vCenter Server
15 28 (1.33%) vRealize
16 26 (1.23%) Nagios
16 26 (1.23%) Prometheus
17 24 (1.14%) Backup Exec
18 22 (1.04%) FortiGate
18 22 (1.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,050 (49.79%) Microsoft
2 775 (36.75%) VMware
3 417 (19.77%) Cisco
4 282 (13.37%) Citrix
5 156 (7.40%) Veeam
6 144 (6.83%) Dell
7 109 (5.17%) HP
8 107 (5.07%) Meraki
9 83 (3.94%) F5
10 82 (3.89%) Apple
11 78 (3.70%) Palo Alto
12 76 (3.60%) Red Hat
13 72 (3.41%) SolarWinds
14 66 (3.13%) Google
14 66 (3.13%) Splunk
15 64 (3.03%) NetApp
16 63 (2.99%) Oracle
17 59 (2.80%) Juniper
18 55 (2.61%) CheckPoint
19 50 (2.37%) Aruba