Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 124 115
Rank change year-on-year -19 -9 -12
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4047 4581 5485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.42% 2.62% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.49% 15.41% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3434 3821 4767
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.07%

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 26119 29736 33986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.62% 17.04% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21219 24475 28379
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017. 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 +9 1707 £48,625 +8.06% 95
South East -64 763 £37,500 -11.76% 53
North of England -8 625 £35,000 -6.67% 70
North West -25 339 £37,500 -0.66% 39
East of England +5 328 £42,000 -1.18% 27
Midlands -38 323 £35,000 -6.67% 18
South West +9 305 £40,000 +14.29% 18
Yorkshire +25 245 £32,500 -13.33% 27
West Midlands -54 199 £36,500 +4.29% 11
East Midlands +12 124 £33,000 -22.35% 6
North East +6 45 £30,000 -11.76% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 2598 (64.20%) Windows
2 2583 (63.83%) DHCP
3 2282 (56.39%) Active Directory
4 1776 (43.88%) Microsoft
5 1687 (41.69%) Firewall
6 1566 (38.70%) VMware
6 1566 (38.70%) Windows Server
7 1535 (37.93%) TCP/IP
8 1310 (32.37%) Cisco
9 1128 (27.87%) Linux
10 1081 (26.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 959 (23.70%) VPN
12 956 (23.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 933 (23.05%) MS Exchange
14 929 (22.96%) WAN
15 916 (22.63%) Office 365
16 881 (21.77%) LAN
17 868 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 822 (20.31%) ITIL
19 691 (17.07%) Hyper-V
20 673 (16.63%) Citrix
21 660 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
22 653 (16.14%) PowerShell
23 652 (16.11%) Windows 7
24 643 (15.89%) Cisco Certification
25 620 (15.32%) SAN
26 578 (14.28%) SQL
27 570 (14.08%) Finance
28 544 (13.44%) SQL Server
29 539 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 933 (23.05%) MS Exchange
2 376 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 302 (7.46%) IIS
4 298 (7.36%) SharePoint
5 254 (6.28%) Apache
6 245 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 219 (5.41%) Skype for Business
8 130 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 102 (2.52%) nginx
10 98 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 67 (1.66%) CMS
12 66 (1.63%) Tomcat
13 56 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 55 (1.36%) Confluence
15 50 (1.24%) OpenStack
16 41 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
17 34 (0.84%) WordPress
18 32 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
19 19 (0.47%) WebLogic
20 18 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 482 (11.91%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.15%) InDesign
6 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.099%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 26 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.15%) Eikon
2 6 (0.15%) OpenCart
2 6 (0.15%) Postilion
2 6 (0.15%) RMDS
3 4 (0.099%) Magento
3 4 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.099%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.074%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.049%) Relativity
5 2 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.049%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.049%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.049%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.049%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.025%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.025%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 916 (22.63%) Office 365
2 660 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 520 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
4 195 (4.82%) IaaS
5 162 (4.00%) SaaS
6 154 (3.81%) PaaS
7 94 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 62 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 56 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
9 56 (1.38%) G Suite
10 52 (1.28%) Amazon S3
11 47 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
12 45 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 33 (0.82%) Mimecast
14 26 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
15 22 (0.54%) Akamai
16 18 (0.44%) GitHub
17 17 (0.42%) OneDrive
18 16 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2583 (63.83%) DHCP
2 1687 (41.69%) Firewall
3 1535 (37.93%) TCP/IP
4 959 (23.70%) VPN
5 929 (22.96%) WAN
6 881 (21.77%) LAN
7 620 (15.32%) SAN
8 489 (12.08%) VLAN
9 425 (10.50%) MPLS
10 416 (10.28%) VoIP
11 391 (9.66%) BGP
12 359 (8.87%) HTTP
13 349 (8.62%) Internet
14 345 (8.52%) OSPF
15 312 (7.71%) Cisco ASA
16 305 (7.54%) Network Security
17 302 (7.46%) Wireless
18 273 (6.75%) SSL
19 230 (5.68%) SMTP
20 227 (5.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 292 (7.22%) MySQL
3 88 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 87 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
5 68 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 55 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 47 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 46 (1.14%) MongoDB
10 45 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
10 45 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 44 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
12 40 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
13 34 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 26 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (0.64%) Redis
15 25 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 23 (0.57%) InfluxDB
18 20 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 213 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 108 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 92 (2.27%) JIRA
4 63 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (1.41%) TeamCity
6 50 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 38 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 35 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 34 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
10 31 (0.77%) MSI
11 30 (0.74%) Subversion
11 30 (0.74%) Visual Studio
12 26 (0.64%) Vagrant
13 22 (0.54%) WinDbg
14 20 (0.49%) Maven
15 16 (0.40%) Burp Suite
16 14 (0.35%) IDA Disassembler
16 14 (0.35%) OllyDbg
17 12 (0.30%) Artifactory
17 12 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 570 (14.08%) Finance
2 208 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 133 (3.29%) Banking
4 117 (2.89%) Retail
5 84 (2.08%) Legal
6 83 (2.05%) Law
7 66 (1.63%) Marketing
8 60 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 39 (0.96%) Back Office
9 39 (0.96%) Games
9 39 (0.96%) Publishing
10 38 (0.94%) Advertising
11 30 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 27 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 22 (0.54%) Electronics
14 19 (0.47%) French Language
15 17 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.42%) Military
16 12 (0.30%) Automotive
16 12 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 622 (15.37%) Support Engineer
2 585 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 551 (13.62%) Network Engineer
4 497 (12.28%) Analyst
5 365 (9.02%) IT Support
6 358 (8.85%) Administrator
7 334 (8.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 289 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
9 274 (6.77%) IT Engineer
10 270 (6.67%) Support Analyst
11 259 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
12 253 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
13 237 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
14 201 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 169 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
16 165 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
17 163 (4.03%) Linux Administrator
18 160 (3.95%) Desktop Support
19 158 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
20 155 (3.83%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (5.16%) Web Services
2 146 (3.61%) .NET
3 124 (3.06%) HTML
4 101 (2.50%) LAMP
5 88 (2.17%) CSS
6 72 (1.78%) 802.1X
7 59 (1.46%) LEMP Stack
8 43 (1.06%) XML
9 39 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
10 38 (0.94%) jQuery
11 36 (0.89%) SOAP
12 35 (0.86%) ASP.NET
13 33 (0.82%) JSON
13 33 (0.82%) Software Packaging
14 31 (0.77%) REST
15 29 (0.72%) HTML5
16 25 (0.62%) AngularJS
16 25 (0.62%) CSS3
17 23 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 523 (12.92%) Data Centre
2 300 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 216 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 164 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 160 (3.95%) Clustering
6 131 (3.24%) Replication
7 117 (2.89%) Public Cloud
8 99 (2.45%) PKI
9 90 (2.22%) Driving Licence
10 72 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
11 71 (1.75%) Blackberry
12 58 (1.43%) User Experience
13 53 (1.31%) Private Cloud
14 51 (1.26%) Fat Client
14 51 (1.26%) Thin Client
15 49 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
16 46 (1.14%) iPad
17 45 (1.11%) Fintech
18 41 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
19 36 (0.89%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2598 (64.20%) Windows
2 1566 (38.70%) Windows Server
3 1128 (27.87%) Linux
4 956 (23.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 868 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 652 (16.11%) Windows 7
7 477 (11.79%) Windows 10
8 315 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 277 (6.84%) CentOS
10 273 (6.75%) Windows 8
11 227 (5.61%) Unix
12 176 (4.35%) Ubuntu
13 166 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 141 (3.48%) Windows XP
15 112 (2.77%) Mac OS X
16 86 (2.13%) Debian
17 72 (1.78%) Android
18 53 (1.31%) Solaris
19 48 (1.19%) Apple iOS
20 39 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (20.31%) ITIL
2 366 (9.04%) DevOps
3 318 (7.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 281 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
5 269 (6.65%) Load Balancing
6 244 (6.03%) Configuration Management
7 213 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 192 (4.74%) Mentoring
9 177 (4.37%) Change Management
10 173 (4.27%) High Availability
10 173 (4.27%) Patch Management
11 161 (3.98%) Project Management
12 153 (3.78%) Network Management
13 149 (3.68%) Migration
14 144 (3.56%) SIEM
14 144 (3.56%) Time Management
15 138 (3.41%) Problem Management
16 136 (3.36%) Cybersecurity
16 136 (3.36%) Information Security
17 134 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 653 (16.14%) PowerShell
2 578 (14.28%) SQL
3 462 (11.42%) Python
4 337 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 296 (7.31%) Perl
6 186 (4.60%) Java
7 178 (4.40%) Ruby
8 177 (4.37%) PHP
9 128 (3.16%) JavaScript
10 112 (2.77%) Shell Script
11 77 (1.90%) C#
12 59 (1.46%) C++
13 55 (1.36%) VBScript
14 54 (1.33%) C
15 41 (1.01%) T-SQL
16 31 (0.77%) Go
17 20 (0.49%) VB
18 17 (0.42%) VBA
19 13 (0.32%) Groovy
20 11 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 643 (15.89%) Cisco Certification
2 539 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 453 (11.19%) CCNA
4 431 (10.65%) Degree
5 383 (9.46%) MCSE
6 366 (9.04%) CCNP
7 221 (5.46%) MCSA
8 206 (5.09%) Security Cleared
9 168 (4.15%) SC Cleared
10 156 (3.85%) MCP
11 92 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
12 87 (2.15%) MCITP
12 87 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 83 (2.05%) DV Cleared
14 76 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 72 (1.78%) CCIE
16 71 (1.75%) CISSP
17 59 (1.46%) JNCIP
18 58 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
19 55 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (6.03%) SLA
2 110 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (2.57%) PCI DSS
4 36 (0.89%) QA
5 24 (0.59%) PMO
6 17 (0.42%) GDPR
6 17 (0.42%) HIPAA
7 16 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (0.25%) GPG13
10 9 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.15%) GCP
13 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.074%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.074%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.049%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.049%) PA-DSS
15 2 (0.049%) RMADS
15 2 (0.049%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2282 (56.39%) Active Directory
2 1081 (26.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 691 (17.07%) Hyper-V
4 286 (7.07%) vSphere
5 266 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
6 229 (5.66%) XenApp
7 211 (5.21%) Docker
8 148 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
9 112 (2.77%) XenDesktop
10 110 (2.72%) Terminal Services
11 95 (2.35%) NFS
12 89 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
13 67 (1.66%) XenServer
14 55 (1.36%) iptables
15 47 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
16 45 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
17 39 (0.96%) KVM
18 35 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 35 (0.86%) Snort
19 34 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 448 (11.07%) SCCM
2 405 (10.01%) Puppet
3 259 (6.40%) Ansible
4 253 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 207 (5.11%) Nagios
6 173 (4.27%) SCOM
7 157 (3.88%) WSUS
8 124 (3.06%) Backup Exec
9 99 (2.45%) vCenter Server
10 98 (2.42%) Kubernetes
11 93 (2.30%) Cacti
11 93 (2.30%) Terraform
12 50 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
13 48 (1.19%) Salt
14 42 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
15 41 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 37 (0.91%) NetBackup
17 35 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
18 34 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
18 34 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1776 (43.88%) Microsoft
2 1566 (38.70%) VMware
3 1310 (32.37%) Cisco
4 673 (16.63%) Citrix
5 408 (10.08%) HP
6 336 (8.30%) Juniper
7 238 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 234 (5.78%) CheckPoint
9 219 (5.41%) Veeam
10 208 (5.14%) Dell
11 195 (4.82%) F5
12 180 (4.45%) Palo Alto
13 170 (4.20%) NetApp
14 141 (3.48%) Oracle
15 131 (3.24%) SolarWinds
16 125 (3.09%) Symantec
17 113 (2.79%) Sophos
18 110 (2.72%) Splunk
19 107 (2.64%) Google
20 95 (2.35%) IBM