Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 147 129
Rank change year-on-year 0 -18 -1
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,374 3,848 4,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.40% 2.36% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.73% 15.46% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,757 3,259 3,605
England median annual salary £43,752 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21,447 24,893 28,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.23% 15.28% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 16,882 20,350 23,069
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -7 1,333 £50,000 +5.26% 197
South East +8 679 £45,000 +20.00% 128
North of England +15 511 £37,500 +7.14% 118
East of England +39 404 £40,000 -5.88% 68
Midlands +33 311 £40,000 +9.59% 67
North West -5 256 £32,500 -13.33% 70
Yorkshire +24 229 £40,000 +14.29% 45
West Midlands +56 212 £42,500 +13.33% 36
South West -57 143 £34,500 -13.75% 49
East Midlands 0 99 £38,000 +8.57% 31
North East -8 26 £45,000 +50.00% 3
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 2,380 (70.54%) Windows
2 2,127 (63.04%) Active Directory
3 2,097 (62.15%) DHCP
4 1,752 (51.93%) Microsoft
5 1,508 (44.69%) Windows Server
6 1,400 (41.49%) VMware
7 1,194 (35.39%) Firewall
8 1,191 (35.30%) TCP/IP
9 1,016 (30.11%) Office 365
10 921 (27.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 916 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 859 (25.46%) Linux
13 840 (24.90%) PowerShell
14 835 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 798 (23.65%) Cisco
16 772 (22.88%) Hyper-V
17 761 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 714 (21.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 697 (20.66%) ITIL
20 688 (20.39%) MS Exchange
21 629 (18.64%) VPN
22 625 (18.52%) Windows 10
23 602 (17.84%) Amazon AWS
24 583 (17.28%) LAN
25 581 (17.22%) WAN
26 566 (16.78%) SQL
27 564 (16.72%) Citrix
28 558 (16.54%) SQL Server
29 528 (15.65%) Finance
30 523 (15.50%) SCCM

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
1 688 (20.39%) MS Exchange
2 314 (9.31%) IIS
3 273 (8.09%) SharePoint
4 222 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 190 (5.63%) Apache
6 182 (5.39%) Skype for Business
7 167 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 100 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 94 (2.79%) Tomcat
10 84 (2.49%) nginx
11 50 (1.48%) OpenStack
12 49 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 47 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
14 46 (1.36%) Apache Solr
14 46 (1.36%) CMS
15 37 (1.10%) WordPress
16 36 (1.07%) Confluence
17 35 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
18 29 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
19 26 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 425 (12.60%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.089%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.089%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.059%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.030%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.030%) Revit
8 1 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.33%) Magento
3 4 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.059%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.059%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.030%) assyst
6 1 (0.030%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.030%) Lawson
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.030%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.030%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,016 (30.11%) Office 365
2 921 (27.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 602 (17.84%) Amazon AWS
4 252 (7.47%) SaaS
5 212 (6.28%) IaaS
6 147 (4.36%) PaaS
7 94 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 85 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 82 (2.43%) Mimecast
10 65 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 63 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 62 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
13 61 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
14 51 (1.51%) Amazon S3
15 39 (1.16%) G Suite
16 30 (0.89%) GitHub
17 27 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
18 24 (0.71%) Route 53
19 23 (0.68%) Serverless
20 20 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2,097 (62.15%) DHCP
2 1,194 (35.39%) Firewall
3 1,191 (35.30%) TCP/IP
4 629 (18.64%) VPN
5 583 (17.28%) LAN
6 581 (17.22%) WAN
7 372 (11.03%) SAN
8 352 (10.43%) Internet
9 337 (9.99%) VLAN
10 278 (8.24%) VoIP
11 265 (7.85%) SSL
12 231 (6.85%) Wireless
13 228 (6.76%) HTTP
14 218 (6.46%) Network Security
15 188 (5.57%) Wi-Fi
16 181 (5.36%) MPLS
17 169 (5.01%) BGP
18 165 (4.89%) Skype
19 152 (4.51%) OSPF
20 142 (4.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 148 (4.39%) MySQL
3 109 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 104 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
5 75 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 70 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
7 61 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 58 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 52 (1.54%) MongoDB
10 43 (1.27%) Relational Database
11 40 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 37 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
13 33 (0.98%) Oracle Database
14 31 (0.92%) Big Data
15 26 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
16 23 (0.68%) DB2
17 20 (0.59%) MariaDB
18 17 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
19 15 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
19 15 (0.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 140 (4.15%) Jenkins
2 135 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 72 (2.13%) JIRA
4 52 (1.54%) Subversion
5 39 (1.16%) Vagrant
6 28 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (0.77%) Visual Studio
9 25 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 20 (0.59%) MSI
10 20 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
11 19 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (0.33%) gulp
13 10 (0.30%) InstallShield
14 9 (0.27%) GitLab
14 9 (0.27%) Maven
15 8 (0.24%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.24%) PEAR
15 8 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
16 7 (0.21%) GoCD
General
1 528 (15.65%) Finance
2 159 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 122 (3.62%) Retail
4 87 (2.58%) Banking
5 71 (2.10%) Legal
6 55 (1.63%) Advertising
7 53 (1.57%) Marketing
8 35 (1.04%) Law
9 31 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 30 (0.89%) Publishing
11 28 (0.83%) Aerospace
12 22 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.62%) Electronics
14 20 (0.59%) Back Office
15 16 (0.47%) German Language
16 13 (0.39%) French Language
17 11 (0.33%) Swedish Language
18 10 (0.30%) Games
19 6 (0.18%) Financial Institution
19 6 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 573 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 483 (14.32%) Support Engineer
3 432 (12.80%) Analyst
4 280 (8.30%) IT Engineer
5 271 (8.03%) Network Engineer
6 263 (7.79%) IT Support
7 235 (6.97%) Support Analyst
8 225 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 220 (6.52%) Administrator
10 194 (5.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 179 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
12 178 (5.28%) Systems Engineer
13 161 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
14 159 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 150 (4.45%) Architect
16 143 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
17 134 (3.97%) IT Analyst
18 126 (3.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 123 (3.65%) IT Support Engineer
20 120 (3.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (4.95%) Web Services
2 131 (3.88%) LDAP
3 96 (2.85%) .NET
4 67 (1.99%) HTML
5 55 (1.63%) CSS
6 50 (1.48%) 802.1X
7 49 (1.45%) LAMP
8 47 (1.39%) jQuery
9 42 (1.24%) REST
10 41 (1.22%) XML
11 31 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
12 28 (0.83%) Software Packaging
13 27 (0.80%) RESTful
14 25 (0.74%) ASP.NET
14 25 (0.74%) SOAP
15 24 (0.71%) AngularJS
16 23 (0.68%) .NET Framework
16 23 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
16 23 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
17 21 (0.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 481 (14.26%) Data Centre
2 299 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 237 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
4 196 (5.81%) Management Information System
5 195 (5.78%) PKI
6 183 (5.42%) Clustering
7 128 (3.79%) Replication
8 79 (2.34%) Public Cloud
9 76 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 70 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
11 63 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
12 57 (1.69%) Driving Licence
13 45 (1.33%) Private Cloud
14 35 (1.04%) Fat Client
14 35 (1.04%) Thin Client
15 34 (1.01%) Fintech
15 34 (1.01%) NHS
16 33 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
16 33 (0.98%) Hedge funds
17 32 (0.95%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2,380 (70.54%) Windows
2 1,508 (44.69%) Windows Server
3 859 (25.46%) Linux
4 835 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 761 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 625 (18.52%) Windows 10
7 511 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 238 (7.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 236 (6.99%) Unix
10 199 (5.90%) Windows 8
11 128 (3.79%) CentOS
12 100 (2.96%) Ubuntu
13 99 (2.93%) Mac OS X
14 85 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 81 (2.40%) Apple iOS
16 71 (2.10%) Android
17 59 (1.75%) Solaris
17 59 (1.75%) Windows XP
18 53 (1.57%) Mac OS
19 50 (1.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (21.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 697 (20.66%) ITIL
3 471 (13.96%) DevOps
4 429 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
5 378 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
6 253 (7.50%) Migration
7 250 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 205 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 203 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 175 (5.19%) High Availability
10 175 (5.19%) Load Balancing
11 171 (5.07%) Project Management
12 170 (5.04%) Mentoring
13 165 (4.89%) Information Security
14 159 (4.71%) Patch Management
15 158 (4.68%) Service Delivery
16 153 (4.53%) Change Management
16 153 (4.53%) Scrum
17 143 (4.24%) Cybersecurity
17 143 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 840 (24.90%) PowerShell
2 566 (16.78%) SQL
3 389 (11.53%) Python
4 252 (7.47%) Java
5 232 (6.88%) Bash Shell
6 151 (4.48%) Perl
7 133 (3.94%) JavaScript
8 114 (3.38%) PHP
9 103 (3.05%) VBScript
10 83 (2.46%) Shell Script
11 82 (2.43%) C#
12 73 (2.16%) Ruby
13 61 (1.81%) C
14 43 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 30 (0.89%) Go
16 29 (0.86%) C++
17 17 (0.50%) VB
18 11 (0.33%) AWK
19 8 (0.24%) VBA
20 3 (0.089%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 438 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 369 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
3 311 (9.22%) Degree
4 287 (8.51%) MCSE
5 244 (7.23%) CCNA
6 178 (5.28%) CCNP
7 164 (4.86%) MCSA
8 153 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 135 (4.00%) Security Cleared
10 104 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
10 104 (3.08%) MCP
11 86 (2.55%) SC Cleared
12 81 (2.40%) MCITP
13 64 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 59 (1.75%) CISSP
15 57 (1.69%) AWS Certification
16 54 (1.60%) CCIE
17 35 (1.04%) DV Cleared
18 31 (0.92%) RHCE
19 30 (0.89%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (6.28%) SLA
2 142 (4.21%) GDPR
3 133 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 53 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 45 (1.33%) HIPAA
7 38 (1.13%) PCI DSS
8 25 (0.74%) PMO
9 23 (0.68%) QA
10 18 (0.53%) SAS 70
11 14 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.21%) FISMA
13 7 (0.21%) GAMP
14 6 (0.18%) COBIT
14 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
16 3 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 2 (0.059%) ISO 31000
18 1 (0.030%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 2,127 (63.04%) Active Directory
2 916 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 772 (22.88%) Hyper-V
4 233 (6.91%) VMware ESXi
5 217 (6.43%) XenApp
6 184 (5.45%) vSphere
7 169 (5.01%) Docker
8 135 (4.00%) XenDesktop
9 89 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
10 67 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 59 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
12 55 (1.63%) DFS Replication
13 53 (1.57%) XenServer
14 49 (1.45%) NFS
15 46 (1.36%) Terminal Server
16 41 (1.22%) Firmware
16 41 (1.22%) Terminal Services
17 39 (1.16%) KVM
18 36 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
19 31 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 523 (15.50%) SCCM
2 304 (9.01%) Puppet
3 290 (8.60%) SCOM
4 253 (7.50%) Ansible
5 235 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
6 131 (3.88%) Terraform
7 120 (3.56%) Backup Exec
8 119 (3.53%) Nagios
9 115 (3.41%) WSUS
10 94 (2.79%) Kubernetes
11 69 (2.05%) vCenter Server
12 66 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
13 55 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
14 53 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
15 42 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
15 42 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
16 37 (1.10%) NetBackup
17 34 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
18 33 (0.98%) ZABBIX
19 28 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,752 (51.93%) Microsoft
2 1,400 (41.49%) VMware
3 798 (23.65%) Cisco
4 564 (16.72%) Citrix
5 325 (9.63%) HP
6 200 (5.93%) Dell
7 175 (5.19%) Veeam
8 159 (4.71%) SolarWinds
9 156 (4.62%) McAfee
10 151 (4.48%) Symantec
11 145 (4.30%) Oracle
11 145 (4.30%) Splunk
12 143 (4.24%) Red Hat
13 142 (4.21%) Juniper
14 137 (4.06%) NetApp
15 114 (3.38%) CheckPoint
15 114 (3.38%) Google
16 112 (3.32%) IBM
17 101 (2.99%) F5
17 101 (2.99%) Palo Alto