Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 123 126
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 -17
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4,054 4,453 5,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.47% 2.66% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.24% 16.61% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,311 3,797 4,357
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
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 24,959 26,808 32,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.18% 16.04% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19,883 21,889 27,346
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -16 1,708 £50,000 - 174
South East -42 748 £38,000 -10.59% 113
North of England -16 562 £40,000 +14.29% 105
Midlands +23 414 £39,499 +12.85% 52
East of England +37 388 £44,000 +18.92% 76
Yorkshire +7 282 £40,750 +25.38% 44
South West +7 255 £39,000 -2.50% 38
North West -16 247 £37,500 +4.17% 54
West Midlands +7 235 £38,499 +18.46% 29
East Midlands +46 177 £39,500 +5.33% 23
North East -31 33 £37,500 +25.00% 7
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 2,655 (65.49%) Windows
2 2,551 (62.93%) DHCP
3 2,468 (60.88%) Active Directory
4 1,935 (47.73%) Microsoft
5 1,661 (40.97%) VMware
6 1,635 (40.33%) Windows Server
7 1,471 (36.29%) TCP/IP
8 1,380 (34.04%) Firewall
9 1,184 (29.21%) Linux
10 1,154 (28.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,037 (25.58%) Cisco
12 1,017 (25.09%) Office 365
13 977 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 938 (23.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 876 (21.61%) VPN
16 875 (21.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 874 (21.56%) PowerShell
18 825 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
19 800 (19.73%) Hyper-V
20 786 (19.39%) MS Exchange
21 729 (17.98%) WAN
22 720 (17.76%) ITIL
23 694 (17.12%) LAN
24 669 (16.50%) SQL Server
25 638 (15.74%) Citrix
26 622 (15.34%) SQL
27 610 (15.05%) DevOps
28 593 (14.63%) Finance
29 548 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
30 541 (13.34%) Python

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
1 786 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 323 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 319 (7.87%) IIS
4 302 (7.45%) SharePoint
5 237 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 227 (5.60%) Apache
7 223 (5.50%) Skype for Business
8 101 (2.49%) nginx
9 87 (2.15%) Tomcat
10 81 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 80 (1.97%) Confluence
12 76 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 73 (1.80%) OpenStack
14 70 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
15 66 (1.63%) CMS
16 45 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
17 39 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
18 37 (0.91%) WordPress
19 35 (0.86%) WebSphere
20 34 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 548 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 39 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.099%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.074%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.049%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.049%) Maya
10 2 (0.049%) NUKE
11 1 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.025%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 23 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.42%) Documaker
4 9 (0.22%) Magento
5 7 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 6 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.12%) assyst
7 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.099%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.049%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.049%) Maximo
10 2 (0.049%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.049%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.025%) FLEXCUBE
11 1 (0.025%) Lawson
11 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.025%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 1,017 (25.09%) Office 365
2 977 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 825 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (4.61%) IaaS
5 186 (4.59%) SaaS
6 111 (2.74%) PaaS
7 97 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 96 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
9 93 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 85 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
11 83 (2.05%) GitHub
11 83 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
12 77 (1.90%) G Suite
13 58 (1.43%) Amazon S3
14 55 (1.36%) Mimecast
15 40 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 39 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 37 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
17 37 (0.91%) Serverless
18 35 (0.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2,551 (62.93%) DHCP
2 1,471 (36.29%) TCP/IP
3 1,380 (34.04%) Firewall
4 876 (21.61%) VPN
5 729 (17.98%) WAN
6 694 (17.12%) LAN
7 520 (12.83%) SAN
8 407 (10.04%) HTTP
9 390 (9.62%) VLAN
10 341 (8.41%) Network Security
11 334 (8.24%) SSL
12 301 (7.42%) Wireless
13 293 (7.23%) Cisco ASA
14 288 (7.10%) Internet
15 278 (6.86%) VoIP
16 264 (6.51%) BGP
17 258 (6.36%) OSPF
18 240 (5.92%) MPLS
19 216 (5.33%) IPsec
20 190 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 194 (4.79%) MySQL
3 109 (2.69%) MongoDB
4 89 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 79 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
6 78 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 64 (1.58%) Oracle Database
8 62 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
9 61 (1.50%) Big Data
10 51 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 51 (1.26%) Relational Database
11 45 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 41 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 37 (0.91%) Redis
14 33 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 33 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
15 30 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
16 22 (0.54%) Hadoop
17 20 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
17 20 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 245 (6.04%) Jenkins
2 211 (5.20%) Git (software)
3 121 (2.98%) JIRA
4 66 (1.63%) Subversion
5 63 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 61 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 59 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 51 (1.26%) Vagrant
9 42 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 37 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 34 (0.84%) Bitbucket
13 32 (0.79%) GoCD
14 31 (0.76%) Maven
15 30 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
16 27 (0.67%) MSBuild
17 23 (0.57%) GitLab
18 21 (0.52%) MSI
19 20 (0.49%) Visual Studio
20 18 (0.44%) Gerrit
General
1 593 (14.63%) Finance
2 226 (5.57%) Retail
3 133 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 124 (3.06%) Banking
5 92 (2.27%) Marketing
6 73 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 69 (1.70%) Legal
8 51 (1.26%) Law
9 43 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 37 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 36 (0.89%) Games
12 34 (0.84%) Advertising
13 31 (0.76%) Back Office
14 23 (0.57%) Electronics
15 17 (0.42%) German Language
16 16 (0.39%) Front Office
17 15 (0.37%) Billing
17 15 (0.37%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.25%) French Language
19 9 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 603 (14.87%) Support Engineer
2 582 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 447 (11.03%) Analyst
4 358 (8.83%) IT Support
5 313 (7.72%) IT Engineer
6 299 (7.38%) Network Engineer
7 254 (6.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 253 (6.24%) Administrator
9 246 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 235 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 226 (5.57%) Systems Engineer
12 214 (5.28%) Support Analyst
13 209 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
14 193 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
14 193 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
15 179 (4.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 166 (4.09%) Architect
17 164 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
18 149 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 141 (3.48%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (4.66%) Web Services
2 152 (3.75%) LDAP
3 149 (3.68%) .NET
4 135 (3.33%) HTML
5 96 (2.37%) Middleware
6 95 (2.34%) CSS
7 77 (1.90%) XML
8 71 (1.75%) LAMP
9 68 (1.68%) 802.1X
10 62 (1.53%) JSON
11 59 (1.46%) REST
12 50 (1.23%) .NET Framework
13 47 (1.16%) Node.js
14 46 (1.13%) SOAP
15 41 (1.01%) jQuery
16 35 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
17 33 (0.81%) LEMP Stack
17 33 (0.81%) React
18 32 (0.79%) AngularJS
18 32 (0.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 469 (11.57%) Data Centre
2 305 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 238 (5.87%) Self-Motivation
4 162 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 156 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 146 (3.60%) PKI
7 144 (3.55%) Public Cloud
8 142 (3.50%) Replication
9 131 (3.23%) Driving Licence
10 115 (2.84%) Clustering
11 94 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
11 94 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
12 89 (2.20%) Blackberry
13 76 (1.87%) iPad
14 70 (1.73%) User Experience
15 67 (1.65%) Fintech
16 64 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
17 62 (1.53%) Hedge funds
18 61 (1.50%) Private Cloud
19 52 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,655 (65.49%) Windows
2 1,635 (40.33%) Windows Server
3 1,184 (29.21%) Linux
4 938 (23.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 875 (21.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 514 (12.68%) Windows 10
7 496 (12.23%) Windows 7
8 229 (5.65%) Unix
9 169 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 163 (4.02%) Android
11 159 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 148 (3.65%) Windows 8
13 146 (3.60%) Mac OS X
14 123 (3.03%) CentOS
15 96 (2.37%) Mac OS
16 95 (2.34%) Apple iOS
17 91 (2.24%) Solaris
18 76 (1.87%) Ubuntu
19 64 (1.58%) Windows XP
20 49 (1.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 720 (17.76%) ITIL
2 610 (15.05%) DevOps
3 455 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
4 377 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 313 (7.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 305 (7.52%) Load Balancing
7 289 (7.13%) Configuration Management
8 227 (5.60%) Migration
9 201 (4.96%) Mentoring
10 185 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
11 178 (4.39%) Kalman Filter
12 171 (4.22%) Service Management
13 156 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
14 154 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
15 150 (3.70%) Patch Management
16 148 (3.65%) High Availability
17 145 (3.58%) Project Management
18 136 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
19 131 (3.23%) Service Delivery
20 126 (3.11%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 874 (21.56%) PowerShell
2 622 (15.34%) SQL
3 541 (13.34%) Python
4 314 (7.75%) Bash Shell
5 284 (7.01%) Java
6 230 (5.67%) JavaScript
7 187 (4.61%) Perl
8 177 (4.37%) Ruby
9 129 (3.18%) C#
10 101 (2.49%) PHP
11 80 (1.97%) Shell Script
12 62 (1.53%) C
13 52 (1.28%) Go
14 42 (1.04%) C++
15 41 (1.01%) VB
16 32 (0.79%) VBScript
17 19 (0.47%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.35%) Bourne shell
19 13 (0.32%) Korn
19 13 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 482 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 440 (10.85%) Degree
3 415 (10.24%) Cisco Certification
4 307 (7.57%) MCSE
5 266 (6.56%) CCNP
6 247 (6.09%) CCNA
7 193 (4.76%) MCSA
8 165 (4.07%) MCP
9 148 (3.65%) DBS Check
10 134 (3.31%) Security Cleared
11 107 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 98 (2.42%) MCITP
13 84 (2.07%) SC Cleared
13 84 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 82 (2.02%) CISSP
14 82 (2.02%) MCTS
15 66 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (1.43%) CCIE
17 45 (1.11%) CCSE
18 43 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (6.24%) SLA
2 114 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 91 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 59 (1.46%) GDPR
4 59 (1.46%) QA
5 37 (0.91%) GCP
6 19 (0.47%) PMO
7 18 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.27%) FISMA
9 8 (0.20%) GAMP
10 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.12%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.12%) NIST 800
11 5 (0.12%) PA-DSS
12 4 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.074%) COBIT
14 1 (0.025%) GMP
System Software
1 2,468 (60.88%) Active Directory
2 1,154 (28.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 800 (19.73%) Hyper-V
4 317 (7.82%) vSphere
5 262 (6.46%) XenApp
6 244 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
7 219 (5.40%) Docker
8 147 (3.63%) XenDesktop
9 118 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
10 98 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
11 83 (2.05%) XenServer
12 79 (1.95%) Terminal Services
13 65 (1.60%) NFS
14 62 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
15 56 (1.38%) Firmware
16 55 (1.36%) VMware NSX
17 41 (1.01%) Samba
18 37 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
19 36 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 33 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 469 (11.57%) SCCM
2 348 (8.58%) Puppet
3 302 (7.45%) Ansible
4 275 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
5 196 (4.83%) Terraform
6 138 (3.40%) SCOM
7 132 (3.26%) WSUS
8 130 (3.21%) Nagios
9 121 (2.98%) Backup Exec
10 116 (2.86%) Kubernetes
11 97 (2.39%) vCenter Server
12 73 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
13 68 (1.68%) AirWatch
14 66 (1.63%) vRealize
15 62 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
16 51 (1.26%) ZABBIX
17 50 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
17 50 (1.23%) NetBackup
18 46 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
19 42 (1.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,935 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 1,661 (40.97%) VMware
3 1,037 (25.58%) Cisco
4 638 (15.74%) Citrix
5 373 (9.20%) HP
6 282 (6.96%) Juniper
7 272 (6.71%) Apple
8 252 (6.22%) Veeam
9 243 (5.99%) F5
10 235 (5.80%) CheckPoint
11 230 (5.67%) Red Hat
12 208 (5.13%) SolarWinds
13 205 (5.06%) Dell
14 192 (4.74%) Oracle
15 188 (4.64%) Google
15 188 (4.64%) NetApp
16 152 (3.75%) Splunk
17 141 (3.48%) IBM
18 130 (3.21%) Symantec
19 123 (3.03%) Palo Alto