Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 136 128
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,743 4,011 4,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.79% 2.46% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.64% 16.28% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,836 3,272 3,483
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £69,975 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% 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 21,215 24,641 25,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.79% 15.14% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16,145 19,708 21,009
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,095 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -17 1,239 £50,000 - 38
North of England +74 852 £37,500 - 37
South East +5 689 £40,500 +1.25% 24
Yorkshire +46 456 £40,000 - 13
East of England +48 387 £40,000 -11.11% 8
North West +70 357 £35,000 -4.11% 18
Midlands +14 337 £42,500 +7.59% 16
West Midlands +36 254 £42,500 +14.09% 12
South West -2 230 £42,500 +6.25% 14
East Midlands -22 83 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North East +26 39 £53,367 +64.20% 6
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 2,512 (67.11%) Windows
2 2,276 (60.81%) DHCP
3 2,255 (60.25%) Active Directory
4 1,772 (47.34%) Microsoft
5 1,557 (41.60%) Windows Server
6 1,542 (41.20%) VMware
7 1,483 (39.62%) Firewall
8 1,225 (32.73%) TCP/IP
9 1,213 (32.41%) Cisco
10 1,186 (31.69%) Office 365
11 1,080 (28.85%) Linux
12 1,051 (28.08%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,042 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 908 (24.26%) VPN
15 855 (22.84%) WAN
16 847 (22.63%) ITIL
17 835 (22.31%) PowerShell
18 831 (22.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 811 (21.67%) Hyper-V
20 808 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 721 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
22 646 (17.26%) MS Exchange
23 636 (16.99%) Citrix
24 613 (16.38%) Cisco Certification
24 613 (16.38%) LAN
25 603 (16.11%) Python
26 588 (15.71%) SQL Server
27 551 (14.72%) SQL
28 548 (14.64%) Windows 10
29 521 (13.92%) Finance

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
1 646 (17.26%) MS Exchange
2 306 (8.18%) IIS
3 285 (7.61%) SharePoint
4 233 (6.22%) Skype for Business
5 224 (5.98%) Apache
6 218 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 180 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 90 (2.40%) nginx
8 90 (2.40%) Tomcat
9 70 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 69 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 45 (1.20%) Confluence
11 45 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
12 24 (0.64%) OpenStack
13 23 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
13 23 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.59%) Apache Solr
14 22 (0.59%) WordPress
15 20 (0.53%) CMS
15 20 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 518 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.080%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (0.080%) Maya
6 3 (0.080%) MODO
6 3 (0.080%) NUKE
6 3 (0.080%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.053%) Gephi
8 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.027%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.027%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.16%) Magento
2 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.053%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.053%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.027%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.027%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.027%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.027%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.027%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.027%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,186 (31.69%) Office 365
2 1,051 (28.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 511 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
4 215 (5.74%) SaaS
5 210 (5.61%) IaaS
6 141 (3.77%) PaaS
7 137 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 89 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 82 (2.19%) Amazon S3
10 77 (2.06%) OneDrive
11 75 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
12 53 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 51 (1.36%) Serverless
14 50 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
15 48 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
16 42 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
17 41 (1.10%) Mimecast
18 39 (1.04%) GitHub
19 37 (0.99%) Azure Stack
20 34 (0.91%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2,276 (60.81%) DHCP
2 1,483 (39.62%) Firewall
3 1,225 (32.73%) TCP/IP
4 908 (24.26%) VPN
5 855 (22.84%) WAN
6 613 (16.38%) LAN
7 468 (12.50%) MPLS
8 447 (11.94%) Network Security
9 418 (11.17%) SAN
9 418 (11.17%) VLAN
10 405 (10.82%) SMTP
11 400 (10.69%) BGP
12 386 (10.31%) OSPF
13 354 (9.46%) Cisco ASA
14 333 (8.90%) VoIP
15 330 (8.82%) NetScaler
16 305 (8.15%) IPsec
17 303 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
18 288 (7.69%) Internet
19 254 (6.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 588 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 161 (4.30%) MySQL
3 89 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 86 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 79 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 71 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
7 68 (1.82%) NoSQL
8 65 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
9 45 (1.20%) Relational Database
10 38 (1.02%) MongoDB
11 37 (0.99%) Redis
12 34 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
13 33 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
14 27 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (0.69%) Oracle Database
16 23 (0.61%) MariaDB
17 19 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 19 (0.51%) DB2
18 17 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
19 13 (0.35%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 116 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 113 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 112 (2.99%) JIRA
4 48 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 33 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (0.85%) TestRail
6 32 (0.85%) Zephyr
7 30 (0.80%) TeamCity
8 23 (0.61%) Subversion
9 22 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (0.37%) MSI
11 14 (0.37%) Selenium
11 14 (0.37%) Vagrant
12 12 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.32%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.32%) Mercurial
12 12 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (0.29%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.27%) Fiddler
General
1 521 (13.92%) Finance
2 142 (3.79%) Telecoms
3 127 (3.39%) Retail
4 110 (2.94%) Banking
5 82 (2.19%) Law
6 79 (2.11%) Legal
7 37 (0.99%) Marketing
8 36 (0.96%) Advertising
9 34 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.51%) Back Office
12 18 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 18 (0.48%) Publishing
13 14 (0.37%) Billing
14 12 (0.32%) Games
15 10 (0.27%) Electronics
16 7 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.16%) Japanese Language
18 5 (0.13%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 641 (17.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 464 (12.40%) Network Engineer
3 422 (11.27%) Analyst
4 409 (10.93%) Support Engineer
5 303 (8.10%) IT Engineer
6 293 (7.83%) IT Support
7 204 (5.45%) Administrator
7 204 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 183 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
9 181 (4.84%) Security Engineer
10 179 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
11 172 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
12 164 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 160 (4.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 145 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
15 144 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
16 143 (3.82%) IT Analyst
17 137 (3.66%) Architect
18 136 (3.63%) Network Security Engineer
19 129 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (3.79%) LDAP
2 120 (3.21%) Web Services
3 98 (2.62%) LAMP
4 75 (2.00%) .NET
5 57 (1.52%) HTML
6 48 (1.28%) CSS
6 48 (1.28%) LEMP Stack
7 44 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
8 41 (1.10%) 802.1X
9 38 (1.02%) XML
10 36 (0.96%) REST
11 30 (0.80%) Software Packaging
12 28 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
13 27 (0.72%) SOAP
14 26 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
15 25 (0.67%) RESTful
16 24 (0.64%) jQuery
17 23 (0.61%) XMPP
18 22 (0.59%) JSON
19 16 (0.43%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 412 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 385 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 264 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
4 261 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
5 174 (4.65%) Clustering
6 146 (3.90%) PKI
7 140 (3.74%) Replication
8 109 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 102 (2.73%) Public Cloud
10 87 (2.32%) Driving Licence
11 76 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
12 50 (1.34%) Fintech
13 46 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
13 46 (1.23%) Smartphone
14 39 (1.04%) Fat Client
14 39 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 39 (1.04%) Thin Client
15 34 (0.91%) iPad
16 33 (0.88%) CMDB
17 32 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2,512 (67.11%) Windows
2 1,557 (41.60%) Windows Server
3 1,080 (28.85%) Linux
4 831 (22.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 721 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 548 (14.64%) Windows 10
7 422 (11.27%) Windows 7
8 419 (11.19%) Unix
9 209 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 158 (4.22%) Windows 8
11 143 (3.82%) CentOS
12 124 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 110 (2.94%) Ubuntu
14 89 (2.38%) Mac OS
15 82 (2.19%) Apple iOS
16 66 (1.76%) Mac OS X
17 63 (1.68%) Android
18 55 (1.47%) Windows XP
19 53 (1.42%) Debian
20 30 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (22.63%) ITIL
2 808 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 466 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
4 408 (10.90%) DevOps
5 392 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
6 377 (10.07%) Service Delivery
7 357 (9.54%) Migration
8 340 (9.08%) Change Control
9 274 (7.32%) Network Design
10 256 (6.84%) Network Management
11 236 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 225 (6.01%) Project Management
13 223 (5.96%) Product Management
14 217 (5.80%) Configuration Management
15 202 (5.40%) Change Management
16 199 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
17 191 (5.10%) Mentoring
18 182 (4.86%) High Availability
19 173 (4.62%) Service Management
20 160 (4.27%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 835 (22.31%) PowerShell
2 603 (16.11%) Python
3 551 (14.72%) SQL
4 420 (11.22%) Bash Shell
5 361 (9.64%) Perl
6 164 (4.38%) Java
7 143 (3.82%) PHP
8 114 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 80 (2.14%) Ruby
10 69 (1.84%) C#
11 68 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 68 (1.82%) VBScript
12 42 (1.12%) C
13 33 (0.88%) Go
14 21 (0.56%) T-SQL
15 20 (0.53%) C++
16 19 (0.51%) VB
17 14 (0.37%) PHP 5
17 14 (0.37%) PHP 7
18 13 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 613 (16.38%) Cisco Certification
2 463 (12.37%) CCNA
3 438 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 406 (10.85%) CCNP
5 366 (9.78%) Degree
6 269 (7.19%) MCSE
7 228 (6.09%) MCSA
8 176 (4.70%) Security Cleared
9 148 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 140 (3.74%) MCP
11 98 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
12 91 (2.43%) SC Cleared
13 87 (2.32%) MCITP
14 81 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
15 73 (1.95%) CISSP
16 66 (1.76%) CCIE
17 53 (1.42%) DV Cleared
18 51 (1.36%) RHCE
19 49 (1.31%) AWS Certification
20 48 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 416 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 287 (7.67%) SLA
3 230 (6.14%) ISO 9001
4 129 (3.45%) GDPR
5 77 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
6 60 (1.60%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.94%) HIPAA
8 32 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 24 (0.64%) QA
10 18 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 15 (0.40%) COBIT
13 10 (0.27%) GAMP
13 10 (0.27%) PMO
14 8 (0.21%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.16%) ISO 31000
16 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 2 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
17 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2,255 (60.25%) Active Directory
2 1,042 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 811 (21.67%) Hyper-V
4 255 (6.81%) vSphere
5 252 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
6 240 (6.41%) XenApp
7 171 (4.57%) XenDesktop
8 158 (4.22%) Docker
9 108 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
10 93 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 82 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
12 59 (1.58%) NFS
13 58 (1.55%) Terminal Server
14 47 (1.26%) DFS Replication
15 45 (1.20%) iptables
16 42 (1.12%) Terminal Services
17 41 (1.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 38 (1.02%) Firmware
19 36 (0.96%) BitLocker
20 35 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 519 (13.87%) SCCM
2 322 (8.60%) Nagios
3 249 (6.65%) FortiGate
4 240 (6.41%) Puppet
5 227 (6.06%) Ansible
6 222 (5.93%) SCOM
7 184 (4.92%) WSUS
8 139 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
9 115 (3.07%) Terraform
10 86 (2.30%) Backup Exec
11 84 (2.24%) Kubernetes
12 63 (1.68%) vCenter Server
13 55 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
14 53 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
15 49 (1.31%) SCOrch
16 46 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 44 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
18 42 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
19 41 (1.10%) Prometheus
20 33 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,772 (47.34%) Microsoft
2 1,542 (41.20%) VMware
3 1,213 (32.41%) Cisco
4 636 (16.99%) Citrix
5 332 (8.87%) HP
6 272 (7.27%) Fortinet
7 268 (7.16%) Dell
8 242 (6.47%) Palo Alto
9 177 (4.73%) Veeam
10 169 (4.52%) Red Hat
11 158 (4.22%) Juniper
12 136 (3.63%) Symantec
13 134 (3.58%) CheckPoint
13 134 (3.58%) NetApp
14 127 (3.39%) F5
15 126 (3.37%) Splunk
16 116 (3.10%) Meraki
17 114 (3.05%) Oracle
18 108 (2.89%) McAfee
19 107 (2.86%) Apple