Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 129 125
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -23
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,931 4,207 5,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.40% 2.54% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.70% 15.18% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,283 3,522 4,453
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
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 25,036 27,717 33,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.28% 16.72% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20,408 22,647 27,823
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +2 1,548 £48,500 +2.11% 190
South East -53 794 £37,500 -11.76% 104
North of England -21 596 £35,000 - 123
East of England +31 364 £45,000 +5.88% 74
Midlands -36 325 £37,500 -6.25% 61
South West +50 311 £40,000 +11.31% 44
North West -30 303 £35,000 -5.41% 70
Yorkshire +7 249 £37,500 +7.14% 41
West Midlands -45 196 £39,750 +13.57% 30
East Midlands -1 127 £35,000 -17.65% 31
North East -28 48 £32,500 +18.18% 12
South Coast - 3 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 2,566 (65.28%) DHCP
2 2,540 (64.61%) Windows
3 2,238 (56.93%) Active Directory
4 1,741 (44.29%) Microsoft
5 1,562 (39.74%) Windows Server
6 1,555 (39.56%) VMware
7 1,554 (39.53%) TCP/IP
8 1,514 (38.51%) Firewall
9 1,227 (31.21%) Cisco
10 1,148 (29.20%) Linux
11 1,052 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 955 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 945 (24.04%) Office 365
14 869 (22.11%) MS Exchange
15 859 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 854 (21.72%) VPN
17 848 (21.57%) WAN
18 799 (20.33%) LAN
19 757 (19.26%) ITIL
20 733 (18.65%) PowerShell
21 716 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
22 684 (17.40%) Citrix
23 648 (16.48%) Hyper-V
24 600 (15.26%) Windows 7
25 584 (14.86%) SQL Server
26 567 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
27 553 (14.07%) Finance
28 552 (14.04%) Data Centre
29 548 (13.94%) SAN
30 546 (13.89%) SQL

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
1 869 (22.11%) MS Exchange
2 379 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 300 (7.63%) IIS
4 294 (7.48%) SharePoint
5 245 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 208 (5.29%) Skype for Business
7 207 (5.27%) Apache
8 135 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 90 (2.29%) nginx
10 81 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 60 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 52 (1.32%) CMS
13 49 (1.25%) Confluence
14 48 (1.22%) OpenStack
15 46 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
16 38 (0.97%) Tomcat
17 34 (0.86%) WordPress
18 33 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
19 23 (0.59%) SAS
20 21 (0.53%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 491 (12.49%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 21 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.23%) InDesign
5 9 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.025%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.025%) Maya
10 1 (0.025%) NUKE
10 1 (0.025%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.025%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.025%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 17 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.18%) Postilion
4 6 (0.15%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.10%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.076%) Eikon
7 3 (0.076%) Magento
7 3 (0.076%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.076%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 2 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.051%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.051%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.051%) ScheduALL
8 2 (0.051%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.025%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.025%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.025%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 945 (24.04%) Office 365
2 716 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 532 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (4.76%) SaaS
5 159 (4.04%) IaaS
6 110 (2.80%) PaaS
7 100 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 97 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
9 57 (1.45%) Amazon S3
10 56 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
11 52 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 49 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 39 (0.99%) G Suite
14 36 (0.92%) Akamai
14 36 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
15 35 (0.89%) GitHub
16 25 (0.64%) Mimecast
17 19 (0.48%) CloudFront
18 17 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 16 (0.41%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 2,566 (65.28%) DHCP
2 1,554 (39.53%) TCP/IP
3 1,514 (38.51%) Firewall
4 854 (21.72%) VPN
5 848 (21.57%) WAN
6 799 (20.33%) LAN
7 548 (13.94%) SAN
8 458 (11.65%) VLAN
9 394 (10.02%) HTTP
10 382 (9.72%) VoIP
11 352 (8.95%) MPLS
12 343 (8.73%) BGP
13 328 (8.34%) Internet
14 320 (8.14%) Cisco ASA
15 317 (8.06%) OSPF
16 314 (7.99%) Network Security
17 289 (7.35%) Wireless
18 272 (6.92%) SSL
19 233 (5.93%) SMTP
20 221 (5.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 269 (6.84%) MySQL
3 88 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
4 86 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 62 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 54 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 52 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 49 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 49 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 48 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 44 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 43 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 34 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (0.84%) Big Data
14 31 (0.79%) Redis
15 30 (0.76%) Oracle Database
16 26 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
17 25 (0.64%) Hadoop
18 24 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
19 22 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 173 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 111 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 109 (2.77%) JIRA
4 67 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 44 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 40 (1.02%) Subversion
8 38 (0.97%) MSI
9 27 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 26 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
11 25 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (0.64%) Visual Studio
12 24 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 22 (0.56%) Vagrant
14 20 (0.51%) WinDbg
15 19 (0.48%) Maven
16 16 (0.41%) Artifactory
17 9 (0.23%) GoCD
17 9 (0.23%) IDA Disassembler
17 9 (0.23%) OllyDbg
General
1 553 (14.07%) Finance
2 200 (5.09%) Telecoms
3 183 (4.66%) Retail
4 124 (3.15%) Banking
5 70 (1.78%) Legal
6 69 (1.76%) Law
7 60 (1.53%) Marketing
8 57 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 37 (0.94%) Advertising
10 31 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 28 (0.71%) Electronics
11 28 (0.71%) Games
12 26 (0.66%) Publishing
13 24 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.59%) Back Office
15 15 (0.38%) Billing
15 15 (0.38%) Front Office
16 10 (0.25%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.23%) Dutch Language
18 8 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 627 (15.95%) Support Engineer
2 592 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 473 (12.03%) Network Engineer
4 441 (11.22%) Analyst
5 337 (8.57%) IT Support
6 318 (8.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 311 (7.91%) Administrator
8 285 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
9 281 (7.15%) IT Engineer
10 240 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 239 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
12 234 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
13 233 (5.93%) Support Analyst
14 184 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 177 (4.50%) Windows Engineer
16 165 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
17 164 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
18 160 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 153 (3.89%) Senior Network Engineer
20 143 (3.64%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (4.96%) Web Services
2 143 (3.64%) LDAP
3 132 (3.36%) HTML
4 124 (3.15%) .NET
5 92 (2.34%) CSS
6 71 (1.81%) LAMP
7 60 (1.53%) 802.1X
8 47 (1.20%) Software Packaging
8 47 (1.20%) XML
9 45 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
10 36 (0.92%) REST
10 36 (0.92%) SOAP
11 32 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
12 28 (0.71%) ASP.NET
13 27 (0.69%) jQuery
14 26 (0.66%) AngularJS
15 24 (0.61%) JSON
15 24 (0.61%) Middleware
16 21 (0.53%) RESTful
17 19 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 552 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 353 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 162 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 161 (4.10%) Clustering
6 142 (3.61%) Public Cloud
7 130 (3.31%) Replication
8 107 (2.72%) PKI
9 103 (2.62%) Driving Licence
10 80 (2.04%) Blackberry
11 77 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
12 70 (1.78%) Fat Client
12 70 (1.78%) Thin Client
13 60 (1.53%) Private Cloud
14 58 (1.48%) User Experience
15 54 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
16 49 (1.25%) Fintech
17 46 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 46 (1.17%) iPhone
18 45 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,540 (64.61%) Windows
2 1,562 (39.74%) Windows Server
3 1,148 (29.20%) Linux
4 955 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 859 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 600 (15.26%) Windows 7
7 424 (10.79%) Windows 10
8 240 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 229 (5.83%) Unix
10 220 (5.60%) CentOS
11 204 (5.19%) Windows 8
12 132 (3.36%) Ubuntu
13 127 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 111 (2.82%) Mac OS X
15 99 (2.52%) Windows XP
16 77 (1.96%) Debian
17 74 (1.88%) Android
18 55 (1.40%) Apple iOS
19 50 (1.27%) Solaris
20 36 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (19.26%) ITIL
2 424 (10.79%) DevOps
3 303 (7.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 262 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (5.57%) Load Balancing
6 212 (5.39%) Configuration Management
7 208 (5.29%) Kalman Filter
8 193 (4.91%) Mentoring
9 177 (4.50%) Patch Management
10 162 (4.12%) Migration
11 161 (4.10%) High Availability
12 156 (3.97%) SIEM
13 142 (3.61%) Project Management
14 138 (3.51%) Cybersecurity
15 136 (3.46%) Change Management
16 130 (3.31%) Incident Management
16 130 (3.31%) Network Management
17 128 (3.26%) Time Management
18 122 (3.10%) Service Management
19 121 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 733 (18.65%) PowerShell
2 546 (13.89%) SQL
3 466 (11.85%) Python
4 331 (8.42%) Bash Shell
5 245 (6.23%) Perl
6 176 (4.48%) Java
7 135 (3.43%) PHP
8 131 (3.33%) Ruby
9 117 (2.98%) JavaScript
10 87 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 73 (1.86%) C#
12 63 (1.60%) VBScript
13 59 (1.50%) C
14 48 (1.22%) C++
15 46 (1.17%) T-SQL
16 32 (0.81%) Go
17 25 (0.64%) VB
18 18 (0.46%) VBA
19 9 (0.23%) Scala
20 8 (0.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 567 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
2 507 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 439 (11.17%) Degree
4 365 (9.29%) MCSE
5 362 (9.21%) CCNA
6 343 (8.73%) CCNP
7 233 (5.93%) Security Cleared
8 215 (5.47%) MCSA
9 198 (5.04%) SC Cleared
10 119 (3.03%) MCP
11 109 (2.77%) MCITP
12 100 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 85 (2.16%) CISSP
14 82 (2.09%) DV Cleared
15 72 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 69 (1.76%) CCIE
17 65 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
18 49 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
19 43 (1.09%) JNCIP
20 41 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (6.84%) SLA
2 121 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 118 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (0.97%) QA
5 26 (0.66%) HIPAA
6 17 (0.43%) GDPR
7 16 (0.41%) PMO
8 15 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.33%) GCP
10 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.18%) COBIT
11 7 (0.18%) GPG13
12 4 (0.10%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.10%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.076%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.051%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.051%) RMADS
14 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,238 (56.93%) Active Directory
2 1,052 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 648 (16.48%) Hyper-V
4 311 (7.91%) vSphere
5 250 (6.36%) XenApp
6 229 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
7 168 (4.27%) Docker
8 128 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
9 117 (2.98%) XenDesktop
10 93 (2.37%) NFS
11 86 (2.19%) Terminal Services
12 81 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
13 73 (1.86%) XenServer
14 56 (1.42%) VMware NSX
15 47 (1.20%) iptables
15 47 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 47 (1.20%) Xen
16 45 (1.14%) Samba
17 39 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
18 33 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 456 (11.60%) SCCM
2 373 (9.49%) Puppet
3 290 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
4 233 (5.93%) Ansible
5 162 (4.12%) Nagios
6 146 (3.71%) SCOM
7 127 (3.23%) Backup Exec
8 122 (3.10%) WSUS
9 110 (2.80%) Terraform
10 101 (2.57%) Kubernetes
11 94 (2.39%) vCenter Server
12 82 (2.09%) Cacti
13 52 (1.32%) Salt
14 47 (1.20%) Nessus
15 45 (1.14%) FortiGate
15 45 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
16 44 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
17 37 (0.94%) AirWatch
18 35 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
19 32 (0.81%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1,741 (44.29%) Microsoft
2 1,555 (39.56%) VMware
3 1,227 (31.21%) Cisco
4 684 (17.40%) Citrix
5 385 (9.79%) HP
6 325 (8.27%) Juniper
7 247 (6.28%) CheckPoint
8 233 (5.93%) Red Hat
9 224 (5.70%) Veeam
10 190 (4.83%) F5
11 188 (4.78%) NetApp
12 181 (4.60%) Dell
13 158 (4.02%) Palo Alto
14 156 (3.97%) SolarWinds
15 144 (3.66%) Oracle
16 129 (3.28%) Google
17 110 (2.80%) Symantec
18 105 (2.67%) IBM
19 103 (2.62%) Sophos
20 102 (2.59%) Apple