Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 112 138
Rank change year-on-year -30 +26 -15
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,637 3,969 4,054
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.37% 2.94% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.54% 18.59% 16.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 3,058 3,360
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 10,533 21,350 24,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.26% 15.82% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8,303 16,183 19,893
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -2.15% +3.33%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -11 647 £55,000 +10.00% 47
South East +7 324 £42,500 +6.25% 43
North of England -75 229 £37,500 - 56
Midlands +29 194 £37,500 -6.25% 24
West Midlands +29 153 £35,000 -17.65% 16
East of England -23 128 £41,250 -8.33% 14
South West -17 111 £37,500 -11.76% 23
North West -49 105 £37,500 - 32
Yorkshire -63 94 £37,500 -6.25% 22
East Midlands +35 40 £40,000 - 8
North East +20 30 £35,000 -11.39% 2
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 1,143 (69.82%) Windows
2 1,026 (62.68%) DHCP
3 1,010 (61.70%) Active Directory
4 874 (53.39%) Microsoft
5 674 (41.17%) VMware
6 672 (41.05%) Windows Server
7 613 (37.45%) Office 365
8 605 (36.96%) TCP/IP
9 593 (36.22%) Firewall
10 560 (34.21%) Azure
11 450 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 417 (25.47%) Cisco
13 412 (25.17%) PowerShell
14 357 (21.81%) VPN
15 354 (21.62%) Linux
16 347 (21.20%) WAN
17 338 (20.65%) Hyper-V
18 332 (20.28%) AWS
19 322 (19.67%) LAN
20 313 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
21 300 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 294 (17.96%) ITIL
23 278 (16.98%) Windows Server 2016
24 277 (16.92%) Data Centre
25 276 (16.86%) MS Exchange
26 275 (16.80%) Windows 10
27 268 (16.37%) Citrix
28 251 (15.33%) Finance
29 221 (13.50%) SCCM
30 220 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 276 (16.86%) MS Exchange
2 171 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 113 (6.90%) IIS
4 103 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (2.99%) Skype for Business
7 30 (1.83%) Apache
8 24 (1.47%) Confluence
9 21 (1.28%) CMS
10 18 (1.10%) WordPress
11 15 (0.92%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (0.55%) nginx
16 8 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
17 7 (0.43%) Drupal
18 6 (0.37%) JBoss
18 6 (0.37%) SAS
19 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 199 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.18%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.12%) Gephi
9 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.04%) Magento
2 13 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.49%) Shopify
4 5 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.24%) FastStats
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.24%) Unica
6 3 (0.18%) Exchequer
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.12%) Maximo
7 2 (0.12%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.061%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.061%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 613 (37.45%) Office 365
2 560 (34.21%) Azure
3 332 (20.28%) AWS
4 148 (9.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 76 (4.64%) IaaS
6 74 (4.52%) SaaS
7 70 (4.28%) PaaS
8 43 (2.63%) Mimecast
9 41 (2.50%) GCP
10 39 (2.38%) Serverless
11 35 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
12 33 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (1.95%) OneDrive
14 30 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 24 (1.47%) G Suite
16 23 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
18 20 (1.22%) Amazon S3
19 19 (1.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,026 (62.68%) DHCP
2 605 (36.96%) TCP/IP
3 593 (36.22%) Firewall
4 357 (21.81%) VPN
5 347 (21.20%) WAN
6 322 (19.67%) LAN
7 210 (12.83%) SAN
8 182 (11.12%) VLAN
9 155 (9.47%) Internet
10 144 (8.80%) VoIP
11 133 (8.12%) HTTP
12 128 (7.82%) Wireless
13 113 (6.90%) Network Security
14 110 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
15 82 (5.01%) BGP
16 80 (4.89%) SMTP
17 75 (4.58%) OSPF
18 73 (4.46%) MPLS
19 64 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
20 62 (3.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.19%) MySQL
3 43 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 15 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 13 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (0.79%) Big Data
6 13 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.49%) Power BI
8 6 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
9 5 (0.31%) CouchDB
9 5 (0.31%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.31%) Redis
9 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 58 (3.54%) JIRA
2 50 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 37 (2.26%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.67%) GitLab
4 11 (0.67%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.55%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.55%) Subversion
6 8 (0.49%) Artifactory
6 8 (0.49%) Gerrit
6 8 (0.49%) Selenium
7 7 (0.43%) WinDbg
8 6 (0.37%) git-flow
8 6 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.37%) WiX
9 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.24%) MSI
11 3 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.18%) Gradle
11 3 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 251 (15.33%) Finance
2 63 (3.85%) Law
3 62 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 60 (3.67%) Legal
5 36 (2.20%) Retail
6 30 (1.83%) Marketing
7 29 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.47%) Banking
9 20 (1.22%) Advertising
10 19 (1.16%) Games
11 15 (0.92%) Public Sector
12 13 (0.79%) Back Office
12 13 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.61%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.61%) Publishing
14 8 (0.49%) Japanese Language
14 8 (0.49%) Military
15 6 (0.37%) Front Office
16 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 227 (13.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 201 (12.28%) IT Engineer
3 195 (11.91%) Support Engineer
4 193 (11.79%) Analyst
5 174 (10.63%) Network Engineer
6 147 (8.98%) IT Support
7 94 (5.74%) Administrator
8 83 (5.07%) IT Support Engineer
9 78 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 78 (4.76%) Architect
9 78 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
10 77 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 77 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
11 75 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
12 68 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
13 62 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 62 (3.79%) Server Engineer
14 58 (3.54%) Support Analyst
15 57 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
16 52 (3.18%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.12%) LDAP
2 42 (2.57%) HTML
3 41 (2.50%) .NET
4 34 (2.08%) REST
4 34 (2.08%) Web Services
5 32 (1.95%) CSS
6 25 (1.53%) XML
7 23 (1.41%) 802.1X
8 18 (1.10%) SOAP
9 14 (0.86%) AngularJS
9 14 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (0.79%) WebRTC
11 12 (0.73%) JSON
11 12 (0.73%) RESTful
12 11 (0.67%) LAMP
13 10 (0.61%) Node.js
13 10 (0.61%) OAuth
14 9 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (0.55%) WSH
15 8 (0.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 277 (16.92%) Data Centre
2 96 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 67 (4.09%) Clustering
6 52 (3.18%) Replication
7 49 (2.99%) PKI
8 40 (2.44%) Public Cloud
9 37 (2.26%) Driving Licence
10 28 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 23 (1.41%) User Experience
12 22 (1.34%) Cloud Native
12 22 (1.34%) Private Cloud
13 18 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (0.92%) Handset
15 15 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
16 13 (0.79%) Blackberry
17 12 (0.73%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1,143 (69.82%) Windows
2 672 (41.05%) Windows Server
3 354 (21.62%) Linux
4 313 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 278 (16.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 275 (16.80%) Windows 10
7 220 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 143 (8.74%) Windows 7
9 108 (6.60%) Windows Server 2019
10 101 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 77 (4.70%) Unix
12 57 (3.48%) CentOS
13 49 (2.99%) Windows 8
14 39 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 38 (2.32%) Ubuntu
16 35 (2.14%) Android
17 29 (1.77%) Apple iOS
18 25 (1.53%) Mac OS
18 25 (1.53%) Mac OS X
19 21 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 294 (17.96%) ITIL
3 194 (11.85%) DevOps
4 183 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
5 150 (9.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 145 (8.86%) Information Security
7 126 (7.70%) Migration
8 118 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
9 109 (6.66%) Change Management
10 95 (5.80%) Server Management
11 94 (5.74%) Project Delivery
12 87 (5.31%) Cybersecurity
13 85 (5.19%) Project Management
14 66 (4.03%) Computer Science
14 66 (4.03%) Load Balancing
15 65 (3.97%) Kalman Filter
16 63 (3.85%) Problem Management
17 62 (3.79%) High Availability
18 58 (3.54%) Patch Management
18 58 (3.54%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 412 (25.17%) PowerShell
2 193 (11.79%) Python
2 193 (11.79%) SQL
3 105 (6.41%) Bash Shell
4 63 (3.85%) Perl
5 55 (3.36%) Ruby
6 49 (2.99%) PHP
7 47 (2.87%) Java
8 46 (2.81%) C#
9 42 (2.57%) VBScript
10 36 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 35 (2.14%) JavaScript
12 26 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 16 (0.98%) C
14 13 (0.79%) C++
14 13 (0.79%) VB
14 13 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.67%) VBA
16 9 (0.55%) Groovy
17 8 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 204 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
3 129 (7.88%) Degree
4 128 (7.82%) MCSE
5 119 (7.27%) Security Cleared
6 113 (6.90%) MCSA
7 98 (5.99%) CCNA
8 75 (4.58%) CCNP
9 61 (3.73%) SC Cleared
10 54 (3.30%) DV Cleared
11 49 (2.99%) MCP
12 40 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
13 39 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (2.02%) Server+ Certification
15 30 (1.83%) CISSP
16 26 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 24 (1.47%) CISM
18 19 (1.16%) AWS Certification
18 19 (1.16%) MCITP
19 18 (1.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (10.38%) SLA
2 93 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (3.67%) GDPR
4 20 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (0.98%) NIST
5 16 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.98%) QA
6 12 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.73%) NIST 800
7 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.18%) GxP
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.12%) WCAG
10 1 (0.061%) COBIT
10 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.061%) PMO
10 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,010 (61.70%) Active Directory
2 450 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 338 (20.65%) Hyper-V
4 140 (8.55%) vSphere
5 117 (7.15%) VMware ESXi
6 84 (5.13%) XenApp
7 67 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
8 56 (3.42%) XenDesktop
9 50 (3.05%) Virtual Servers
10 49 (2.99%) Docker
11 23 (1.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 23 (1.41%) Firmware
12 20 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 20 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (0.86%) NFS
13 14 (0.86%) VMware Server
14 13 (0.79%) DFS Replication
15 10 (0.61%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 221 (13.50%) SCCM
2 108 (6.60%) WSUS
3 107 (6.54%) Terraform
4 91 (5.56%) SCOM
5 88 (5.38%) Ansible
6 53 (3.24%) Puppet
7 50 (3.05%) Kubernetes
8 47 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
8 47 (2.87%) vCenter Server
9 44 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
10 42 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
11 31 (1.89%) Backup Exec
11 31 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
12 30 (1.83%) SCVMM
13 27 (1.65%) Nagios
14 25 (1.53%) NetBackup
15 23 (1.41%) PowerCLI
16 22 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
17 20 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
18 18 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 874 (53.39%) Microsoft
2 674 (41.17%) VMware
3 417 (25.47%) Cisco
4 268 (16.37%) Citrix
5 172 (10.51%) HP
6 107 (6.54%) CheckPoint
7 97 (5.93%) Juniper
8 85 (5.19%) Veeam
9 81 (4.95%) Dell
10 77 (4.70%) F5
11 74 (4.52%) SolarWinds
12 73 (4.46%) Meraki
13 68 (4.15%) Palo Alto
14 63 (3.85%) Oracle
15 55 (3.36%) NetApp
16 54 (3.30%) Google
16 54 (3.30%) Symantec
17 50 (3.05%) Red Hat
18 46 (2.81%) Infoblox
19 44 (2.69%) EMC