Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 141 133
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 -5
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,887 3,806 4,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.02% 2.45% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.06% 16.33% 16.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,894 3,202 3,713
England median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,825 £24,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -2.35% +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 20,397 23,311 26,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.87% 15.01% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15,550 18,622 21,698
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +4 1,318 £50,000 - 192
North of England +75 921 £37,500 -3.23% 164
South East +4 685 £40,000 - 208
Yorkshire +51 516 £38,000 -5.00% 62
North West +73 378 £37,500 - 90
Midlands +4 356 £37,500 -5.06% 95
East of England +33 313 £40,000 - 72
South West +46 286 £41,500 +18.57% 72
West Midlands +50 283 £38,500 -3.75% 60
East Midlands -42 73 £35,000 -6.67% 35
North East +18 27 £39,500 -12.22% 12
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2,520 (64.83%) Windows
2 2,463 (63.37%) DHCP
3 2,356 (60.61%) Active Directory
4 1,796 (46.21%) Microsoft
5 1,563 (40.21%) Firewall
6 1,544 (39.72%) VMware
7 1,509 (38.82%) Windows Server
8 1,403 (36.09%) Office 365
9 1,342 (34.53%) Cisco
10 1,330 (34.22%) TCP/IP
11 1,135 (29.20%) Azure
12 1,111 (28.58%) Linux
13 1,020 (26.24%) WAN
14 999 (25.70%) VPN
15 982 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 929 (23.90%) ITIL
17 799 (20.56%) Cisco Certification
18 797 (20.50%) PowerShell
19 779 (20.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 777 (19.99%) MS Exchange
21 754 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
22 700 (18.01%) Python
23 697 (17.93%) Hyper-V
24 676 (17.39%) LAN
25 668 (17.19%) Citrix
26 632 (16.26%) CCNA
27 625 (16.08%) Windows 10
28 621 (15.98%) Finance
29 617 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
30 555 (14.28%) Network Security

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
1 777 (19.99%) MS Exchange
2 334 (8.59%) SharePoint
3 291 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 287 (7.38%) IIS
5 275 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 225 (5.79%) Skype for Business
7 103 (2.65%) Apache
8 85 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 75 (1.93%) nginx
10 60 (1.54%) Confluence
11 57 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 52 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
13 30 (0.77%) SAS
13 30 (0.77%) Tomcat
14 28 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 25 (0.64%) CMS
16 19 (0.49%) WordPress
17 15 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
18 14 (0.36%) OpenStack
19 13 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 495 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.18%) Gephi
8 6 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
8 6 (0.15%) Maya
8 6 (0.15%) MODO
8 6 (0.15%) NUKE
9 3 (0.077%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.026%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.23%) Exchequer
3 8 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.10%) CA PPM
4 4 (0.10%) Cisco SocialMiner
5 3 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.077%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.026%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.026%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.026%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.026%) Shopify
7 1 (0.026%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,403 (36.09%) Office 365
2 1,135 (29.20%) Azure
3 517 (13.30%) AWS
4 207 (5.33%) SaaS
5 196 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 173 (4.45%) IaaS
7 110 (2.83%) OneDrive
8 108 (2.78%) PaaS
9 103 (2.65%) GCP
10 84 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (1.85%) Amazon S3
12 60 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
13 55 (1.41%) Mimecast
14 52 (1.34%) G Suite
15 47 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 45 (1.16%) Azure Stack
17 38 (0.98%) Serverless
18 31 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
19 29 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
19 29 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2,463 (63.37%) DHCP
2 1,563 (40.21%) Firewall
3 1,330 (34.22%) TCP/IP
4 1,020 (26.24%) WAN
5 999 (25.70%) VPN
6 676 (17.39%) LAN
7 555 (14.28%) Network Security
8 510 (13.12%) MPLS
9 498 (12.81%) SMTP
10 494 (12.71%) BGP
11 478 (12.30%) OSPF
12 444 (11.42%) Cisco ASA
13 433 (11.14%) NetScaler
14 426 (10.96%) SAN
15 418 (10.75%) IPsec
16 394 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
17 373 (9.60%) VLAN
18 347 (8.93%) Wireless
19 338 (8.70%) Broadband
20 323 (8.31%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 110 (2.83%) MySQL
3 70 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 55 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (1.21%) Redis
7 40 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
8 39 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 39 (1.00%) NoSQL
9 36 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
10 35 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
11 31 (0.80%) Big Data
12 26 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 23 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (0.51%) Relational Database
15 16 (0.41%) MariaDB
16 15 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (0.39%) Power BI
17 13 (0.33%) Amazon Aurora
18 11 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 136 (3.50%) JIRA
2 117 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 96 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 59 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 51 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 45 (1.16%) TestRail
7 42 (1.08%) Zephyr
8 40 (1.03%) TeamCity
9 24 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (0.62%) Subversion
9 24 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (0.51%) Artifactory
11 19 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (0.46%) GDB
13 17 (0.44%) GitLab
14 16 (0.41%) MSI
15 12 (0.31%) Bitbucket
16 11 (0.28%) Mercurial
17 7 (0.18%) Gradle
17 7 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 621 (15.98%) Finance
2 251 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 150 (3.86%) Retail
4 119 (3.06%) Public Sector
5 106 (2.73%) Law
6 80 (2.06%) Banking
7 79 (2.03%) Legal
8 76 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.70%) Marketing
10 33 (0.85%) Electronics
11 30 (0.77%) Back Office
12 27 (0.69%) Publishing
13 23 (0.59%) Advertising
14 22 (0.57%) Military
15 18 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 16 (0.41%) Investment Banking
17 14 (0.36%) Automotive
18 12 (0.31%) Games
19 11 (0.28%) Billing
19 11 (0.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 621 (15.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 575 (14.79%) Network Engineer
3 436 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 392 (10.08%) Analyst
5 309 (7.95%) IT Engineer
6 305 (7.85%) IT Support
7 277 (7.13%) Security Engineer
8 254 (6.53%) Network Security Engineer
9 224 (5.76%) Administrator
10 197 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
11 186 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
12 181 (4.66%) Cisco Engineer
12 181 (4.66%) Support Analyst
13 175 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
14 170 (4.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 169 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
16 161 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 160 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
18 142 (3.65%) Cisco Security Engineer
19 141 (3.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (3.68%) LDAP
2 116 (2.98%) Web Services
3 49 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
4 48 (1.23%) LAMP
5 47 (1.21%) .NET
6 38 (0.98%) Kafka
7 35 (0.90%) HTML
8 34 (0.87%) REST
9 33 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
10 32 (0.82%) 802.1X
10 32 (0.82%) CSS
10 32 (0.82%) LEMP Stack
11 30 (0.77%) Node.js
12 29 (0.75%) XML
13 26 (0.67%) LAPP Stack
14 19 (0.49%) Middleware
14 19 (0.49%) SOAP
15 17 (0.44%) RESTful
16 15 (0.39%) MAPI
17 13 (0.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 500 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 350 (9.00%) Data Centre
3 264 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 242 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
5 138 (3.55%) Replication
6 121 (3.11%) Clustering
7 119 (3.06%) PKI
8 96 (2.47%) Public Cloud
9 72 (1.85%) Driving Licence
10 69 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 61 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
12 41 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
13 37 (0.95%) Private Cloud
13 37 (0.95%) User Experience
14 36 (0.93%) Virtual Team
15 32 (0.82%) Blackberry
15 32 (0.82%) Hedge funds
16 30 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 29 (0.75%) Cloud Native
17 29 (0.75%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2,520 (64.83%) Windows
2 1,509 (38.82%) Windows Server
3 1,111 (28.58%) Linux
4 754 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 625 (16.08%) Windows 10
6 617 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 536 (13.79%) Unix
8 375 (9.65%) Windows 7
9 230 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 155 (3.99%) Windows 8
11 131 (3.37%) CentOS
12 118 (3.04%) Ubuntu
13 95 (2.44%) Mac OS
14 93 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 65 (1.67%) Android
16 59 (1.52%) Apple iOS
17 56 (1.44%) Mac OS X
18 46 (1.18%) Debian
19 43 (1.11%) Solaris
20 38 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (23.90%) ITIL
2 779 (20.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 466 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
4 443 (11.40%) Service Delivery
5 389 (10.01%) DevOps
6 383 (9.85%) Change Control
7 369 (9.49%) Network Management
8 351 (9.03%) Network Design
9 331 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
10 320 (8.23%) Product Management
11 296 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 278 (7.15%) Migration
13 232 (5.97%) Change Management
14 203 (5.22%) Mentoring
15 201 (5.17%) Configuration Management
16 185 (4.76%) High Availability
16 185 (4.76%) Incident Management
17 171 (4.40%) Project Delivery
18 168 (4.32%) Service Management
19 166 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 797 (20.50%) PowerShell
2 700 (18.01%) Python
3 520 (13.38%) Bash Shell
4 491 (12.63%) SQL
5 393 (10.11%) Perl
6 114 (2.93%) PHP
6 114 (2.93%) Ruby
7 100 (2.57%) C
8 90 (2.32%) JavaScript
9 74 (1.90%) Java
10 58 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 42 (1.08%) Go
12 40 (1.03%) C++
12 40 (1.03%) VBScript
13 38 (0.98%) C#
14 19 (0.49%) R
14 19 (0.49%) VB
15 17 (0.44%) Rust
16 13 (0.33%) PHP 5
16 13 (0.33%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 799 (20.56%) Cisco Certification
2 632 (16.26%) CCNA
3 546 (14.05%) CCNP
4 464 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 402 (10.34%) Degree
6 250 (6.43%) MCSE
7 235 (6.05%) MCSA
8 197 (5.07%) Security Cleared
9 132 (3.40%) MCP
10 107 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 89 (2.29%) SC Cleared
12 88 (2.26%) DV Cleared
13 82 (2.11%) DBS Check
14 71 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
15 66 (1.70%) RHCE
16 64 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
17 61 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
18 57 (1.47%) MCITP
19 54 (1.39%) CCIE
20 48 (1.23%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 432 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 318 (8.18%) ISO 9001
3 290 (7.46%) SLA
4 78 (2.01%) PCI DSS
5 60 (1.54%) GDPR
6 42 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 28 (0.72%) QA
8 26 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.28%) COBIT
10 8 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.21%) NIST
11 7 (0.18%) PMO
12 5 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.051%) DICOM
13 2 (0.051%) NCSC
13 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.026%) BS7799
14 1 (0.026%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,356 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 982 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 697 (17.93%) Hyper-V
4 284 (7.31%) vSphere
5 266 (6.84%) XenApp
6 235 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
7 223 (5.74%) XenDesktop
8 132 (3.40%) Docker
9 99 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
10 98 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
11 75 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 55 (1.41%) Firmware
13 51 (1.31%) Terminal Services
14 47 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 41 (1.05%) DFS Replication
16 38 (0.98%) NFS
17 31 (0.80%) BitLocker
18 29 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
18 29 (0.75%) VMware NSX
19 27 (0.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 520 (13.38%) SCCM
2 361 (9.29%) Nagios
3 349 (8.98%) FortiGate
4 212 (5.45%) Ansible
4 212 (5.45%) WSUS
5 188 (4.84%) SCOM
6 179 (4.61%) Puppet
7 125 (3.22%) Terraform
8 108 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 94 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
10 73 (1.88%) Kubernetes
11 68 (1.75%) Backup Exec
12 57 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 56 (1.44%) vCenter Server
14 52 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 49 (1.26%) Kibana
16 47 (1.21%) SCOrch
17 45 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
18 41 (1.05%) Prometheus
19 40 (1.03%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,796 (46.21%) Microsoft
2 1,544 (39.72%) VMware
3 1,342 (34.53%) Cisco
4 668 (17.19%) Citrix
5 374 (9.62%) Fortinet
6 351 (9.03%) HP
7 349 (8.98%) Palo Alto
8 270 (6.95%) Dell
9 222 (5.71%) Veeam
10 191 (4.91%) Juniper
11 161 (4.14%) Meraki
12 159 (4.09%) Red Hat
13 158 (4.06%) CheckPoint
14 154 (3.96%) Splunk
15 151 (3.88%) Symantec
16 150 (3.86%) F5
17 130 (3.34%) SolarWinds
18 128 (3.29%) Google
19 105 (2.70%) NetApp
20 95 (2.44%) Apple