Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 130 125
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 -18
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,822 4,372 4,866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.45% 2.63% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.27% 16.44% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,214 3,714 4,142
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,075 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 23,493 26,595 31,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.06% 16.01% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 18,781 21,698 25,874
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in England

DNS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS in England.

Salary trend for DNS in England

DNS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 -12 1,625 £50,000 +4.17% 170
South East -27 726 £40,000 - 96
North of England -12 552 £38,750 +10.71% 109
East of England +42 377 £40,500 +8.72% 84
Midlands +34 374 £39,498 +12.85% 56
Yorkshire +20 269 £40,000 +17.65% 39
North West -26 251 £37,500 - 61
West Midlands +18 213 £40,000 +14.29% 33
South West -35 198 £35,000 -12.50% 48
East Midlands +44 161 £37,500 +13.64% 23
North East -22 32 £43,750 +32.58% 9
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 2,596 (67.92%) Windows
2 2,435 (63.71%) Active Directory
3 2,392 (62.59%) DHCP
4 1,916 (50.13%) Microsoft
5 1,652 (43.22%) Windows Server
6 1,570 (41.08%) VMware
7 1,338 (35.01%) TCP/IP
8 1,300 (34.01%) Firewall
9 1,125 (29.43%) Office 365
10 1,074 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,015 (26.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 975 (25.51%) Linux
13 932 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 870 (22.76%) Cisco
15 858 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 832 (21.77%) PowerShell
17 824 (21.56%) VPN
18 816 (21.35%) MS Exchange
19 799 (20.91%) Hyper-V
20 789 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 764 (19.99%) Amazon AWS
22 688 (18.00%) ITIL
23 670 (17.53%) Finance
24 655 (17.14%) WAN
25 643 (16.82%) Windows 10
26 634 (16.59%) LAN
27 619 (16.20%) SQL
28 608 (15.91%) SQL Server
29 594 (15.54%) Citrix
30 575 (15.04%) Microsoft Office

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
1 816 (21.35%) MS Exchange
2 301 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 300 (7.85%) SharePoint
4 294 (7.69%) IIS
5 223 (5.83%) Skype for Business
6 205 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 164 (4.29%) Apache
8 92 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 88 (2.30%) nginx
10 85 (2.22%) OpenStack
11 79 (2.07%) Confluence
12 64 (1.67%) Tomcat
13 61 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
14 55 (1.44%) CMS
15 47 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 42 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
17 40 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
18 35 (0.92%) WebLogic
19 34 (0.89%) WebSphere
20 31 (0.81%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 575 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.078%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.052%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.052%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.026%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.026%) Maya
10 1 (0.026%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 16 (0.42%) Documaker
2 13 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 8 (0.21%) Magento
5 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.16%) assyst
7 5 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.052%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.052%) Maximo
10 2 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.052%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.052%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.052%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.026%) SAP Hybris
11 1 (0.026%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,125 (29.43%) Office 365
2 1,015 (26.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 764 (19.99%) Amazon AWS
4 245 (6.41%) IaaS
5 198 (5.18%) SaaS
6 175 (4.58%) PaaS
7 107 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 84 (2.20%) Mimecast
9 78 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
10 74 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
11 68 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
12 65 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
13 64 (1.67%) G Suite
14 63 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 59 (1.54%) Amazon S3
15 59 (1.54%) GitHub
16 47 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
17 34 (0.89%) OneDrive
18 29 (0.76%) Serverless
19 27 (0.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2,392 (62.59%) DHCP
2 1,338 (35.01%) TCP/IP
3 1,300 (34.01%) Firewall
4 824 (21.56%) VPN
5 655 (17.14%) WAN
6 634 (16.59%) LAN
7 461 (12.06%) SAN
8 342 (8.95%) VLAN
9 328 (8.58%) Internet
10 322 (8.42%) SSL
11 300 (7.85%) Wireless
12 290 (7.59%) Network Security
13 276 (7.22%) HTTP
14 260 (6.80%) VoIP
15 205 (5.36%) Skype
16 203 (5.31%) MPLS
17 198 (5.18%) BGP
18 189 (4.95%) OSPF
19 183 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
20 172 (4.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 159 (4.16%) MySQL
3 92 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 91 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 90 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
6 76 (1.99%) NoSQL
7 65 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
8 50 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 50 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (1.26%) Big Data
10 42 (1.10%) Relational Database
11 40 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
12 38 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
13 32 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
14 31 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 31 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
14 31 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
15 27 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (0.68%) Redis
17 23 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 203 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 182 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 118 (3.09%) JIRA
4 68 (1.78%) Subversion
5 50 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 48 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 48 (1.26%) Vagrant
7 47 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 45 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 31 (0.81%) Bitbucket
11 30 (0.78%) Maven
12 29 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
13 28 (0.73%) GitLab
13 28 (0.73%) MSBuild
14 25 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 22 (0.58%) GoCD
16 20 (0.52%) MSI
17 18 (0.47%) Gerrit
18 16 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 670 (17.53%) Finance
2 157 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 149 (3.90%) Retail
4 122 (3.19%) Banking
5 90 (2.35%) Legal
6 79 (2.07%) Marketing
7 68 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 61 (1.60%) Law
9 49 (1.28%) Advertising
10 44 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 38 (0.99%) Back Office
12 37 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 30 (0.78%) Games
14 26 (0.68%) Publishing
15 22 (0.58%) Electronics
16 20 (0.52%) German Language
17 16 (0.42%) French Language
18 13 (0.34%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.29%) Front Office
20 8 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 622 (16.27%) Support Engineer
2 586 (15.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 437 (11.43%) Analyst
4 326 (8.53%) IT Engineer
5 323 (8.45%) IT Support
6 262 (6.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 260 (6.80%) Network Engineer
8 243 (6.36%) Administrator
9 229 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
10 215 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
11 210 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
12 205 (5.36%) Support Analyst
13 203 (5.31%) Systems Engineer
14 188 (4.92%) IT Support Engineer
15 185 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
16 168 (4.40%) Desktop Support
17 161 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
18 155 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 150 (3.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 149 (3.90%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (4.97%) Web Services
2 148 (3.87%) LDAP
3 144 (3.77%) .NET
4 102 (2.67%) HTML
5 79 (2.07%) Middleware
6 74 (1.94%) CSS
7 63 (1.65%) XML
8 62 (1.62%) 802.1X
9 54 (1.41%) REST
10 50 (1.31%) .NET Framework
10 50 (1.31%) LAMP
11 44 (1.15%) jQuery
11 44 (1.15%) Node.js
12 35 (0.92%) SOAP
13 34 (0.89%) JSON
14 32 (0.84%) ASP.NET
15 31 (0.81%) AngularJS
16 27 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
16 27 (0.71%) React
17 26 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 418 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 276 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 231 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
4 198 (5.18%) PKI
5 180 (4.71%) Management Information System
6 129 (3.38%) Replication
7 117 (3.06%) Computer Science
8 114 (2.98%) Clustering
9 99 (2.59%) Public Cloud
10 88 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
11 83 (2.17%) Driving Licence
11 83 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
12 68 (1.78%) Fintech
13 61 (1.60%) Hedge funds
14 56 (1.47%) Blackberry
14 56 (1.47%) Private Cloud
15 51 (1.33%) iPad
16 50 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
17 47 (1.23%) User Experience
18 46 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2,596 (67.92%) Windows
2 1,652 (43.22%) Windows Server
3 975 (25.51%) Linux
4 932 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 858 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 643 (16.82%) Windows 10
7 543 (14.21%) Windows 7
8 205 (5.36%) Unix
9 195 (5.10%) Windows 8
10 157 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 133 (3.48%) Android
12 125 (3.27%) CentOS
13 124 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 123 (3.22%) Mac OS X
15 98 (2.56%) Apple iOS
16 94 (2.46%) Ubuntu
17 88 (2.30%) Solaris
18 86 (2.25%) Mac OS
19 61 (1.60%) Windows XP
20 46 (1.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 688 (18.00%) ITIL
3 563 (14.73%) DevOps
4 405 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
5 386 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
6 280 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 276 (7.22%) Load Balancing
8 254 (6.65%) Migration
9 221 (5.78%) Configuration Management
10 195 (5.10%) Mentoring
11 172 (4.50%) Project Management
12 164 (4.29%) Service Management
13 160 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
14 155 (4.06%) Cybersecurity
15 151 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
16 150 (3.92%) Information Security
17 148 (3.87%) Scrum
18 147 (3.85%) Patch Management
19 138 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
20 137 (3.58%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 832 (21.77%) PowerShell
2 619 (16.20%) SQL
3 485 (12.69%) Python
4 289 (7.56%) Java
5 283 (7.40%) Bash Shell
6 221 (5.78%) JavaScript
7 189 (4.95%) Perl
8 140 (3.66%) Ruby
9 137 (3.58%) C#
10 100 (2.62%) PHP
11 90 (2.35%) Shell Script
12 62 (1.62%) C
13 44 (1.15%) VBScript
14 41 (1.07%) Go
15 34 (0.89%) C++
16 27 (0.71%) VB
17 24 (0.63%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.37%) Bourne shell
19 13 (0.34%) Korn
19 13 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 440 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 369 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
3 360 (9.42%) Degree
4 288 (7.54%) MCSE
5 237 (6.20%) CCNA
6 199 (5.21%) CCNP
7 156 (4.08%) MCSA
8 145 (3.79%) MCP
9 131 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 97 (2.54%) Security Cleared
11 94 (2.46%) DBS Check
12 91 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 75 (1.96%) MCITP
14 71 (1.86%) CISSP
15 66 (1.73%) AWS Certification
16 65 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
17 54 (1.41%) MCTS
18 48 (1.26%) SC Cleared
19 36 (0.94%) CCIE
20 35 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.39%) SLA
2 106 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.57%) GDPR
4 59 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 40 (1.05%) QA
6 32 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (0.76%) PMO
8 21 (0.55%) GCP
9 18 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.44%) FISMA
11 16 (0.42%) SAS 70
12 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.13%) COBIT
13 5 (0.13%) GAMP
14 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.10%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2,435 (63.71%) Active Directory
2 1,074 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 799 (20.91%) Hyper-V
4 263 (6.88%) vSphere
5 241 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
6 217 (5.68%) XenApp
7 208 (5.44%) Docker
8 136 (3.56%) XenDesktop
9 104 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
10 81 (2.12%) Terminal Services
11 79 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
12 75 (1.96%) XenServer
13 52 (1.36%) NFS
14 48 (1.26%) Firmware
15 47 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 46 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
17 43 (1.13%) Samba
18 39 (1.02%) KVM
19 38 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
20 34 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 494 (12.93%) SCCM
2 306 (8.01%) Puppet
3 276 (7.22%) Ansible
4 226 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
5 201 (5.26%) SCOM
6 161 (4.21%) Terraform
7 119 (3.11%) Backup Exec
8 111 (2.90%) WSUS
9 109 (2.85%) Nagios
10 96 (2.51%) Kubernetes
11 73 (1.91%) vCenter Server
12 71 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
13 66 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
14 62 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
15 52 (1.36%) ZABBIX
16 49 (1.28%) vRealize
17 48 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
18 45 (1.18%) NetBackup
19 43 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
20 40 (1.05%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,916 (50.13%) Microsoft
2 1,570 (41.08%) VMware
3 870 (22.76%) Cisco
4 594 (15.54%) Citrix
5 359 (9.39%) HP
6 217 (5.68%) Veeam
7 213 (5.57%) Apple
8 206 (5.39%) Juniper
9 192 (5.02%) Red Hat
10 187 (4.89%) Dell
10 187 (4.89%) SolarWinds
11 166 (4.34%) CheckPoint
12 158 (4.13%) F5
13 149 (3.90%) Oracle
14 148 (3.87%) NetApp
15 137 (3.58%) Google
16 125 (3.27%) Splunk
16 125 (3.27%) Symantec
17 117 (3.06%) IBM
18 115 (3.01%) McAfee