Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 128 129
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -23
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,968 4,085 4,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.47% 2.57% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.25% 15.89% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,236 3,482 4,295
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £23,925
90th Percentile £68,875 £68,750 £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 24,424 25,701 32,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.19% 16.14% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 19,534 21,036 26,974
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,000
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +3.45%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -13 1,615 £50,000 - 203
South East -41 770 £40,000 -5.88% 99
North of England -7 567 £37,500 +10.29% 90
East of England +41 398 £45,000 +21.62% 61
Midlands +10 376 £40,000 +9.59% 40
Yorkshire +13 278 £40,000 +14.29% 31
South West +9 261 £40,000 +14.29% 50
North West -2 258 £36,750 +5.00% 52
West Midlands +4 216 £37,500 +7.14% 22
East Midlands +32 158 £40,000 -5.88% 18
North East -37 34 £32,500 +8.33% 7
South Coast - 3 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2,559 (64.49%) Windows
2 2,533 (63.84%) DHCP
3 2,347 (59.15%) Active Directory
4 1,850 (46.62%) Microsoft
5 1,596 (40.22%) VMware
6 1,565 (39.44%) Windows Server
7 1,458 (36.74%) TCP/IP
8 1,430 (36.04%) Firewall
9 1,148 (28.93%) Linux
10 1,140 (28.73%) Cisco
11 1,086 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 931 (23.46%) Office 365
13 918 (23.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 898 (22.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 849 (21.40%) PowerShell
16 842 (21.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 818 (20.61%) VPN
18 775 (19.53%) WAN
19 773 (19.48%) MS Exchange
20 751 (18.93%) LAN
20 751 (18.93%) Hyper-V
21 724 (18.25%) ITIL
22 708 (17.84%) Amazon AWS
23 662 (16.68%) SQL Server
24 637 (16.05%) Citrix
25 604 (15.22%) SQL
26 586 (14.77%) Finance
27 575 (14.49%) DevOps
28 561 (14.14%) Data Centre
29 526 (13.26%) SAN

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
1 773 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 354 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 332 (8.37%) IIS
4 308 (7.76%) SharePoint
5 243 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 215 (5.42%) Apache
7 204 (5.14%) Skype for Business
8 95 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 92 (2.32%) nginx
10 76 (1.92%) Confluence
11 70 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 70 (1.76%) CMS
11 70 (1.76%) OpenStack
12 68 (1.71%) Tomcat
13 54 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
13 54 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 41 (1.03%) WordPress
15 37 (0.93%) WebSphere
16 35 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
16 35 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 497 (12.53%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 32 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.076%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.076%) InDesign
8 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.025%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.025%) Maya
9 1 (0.025%) NUKE
9 1 (0.025%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.025%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.025%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 24 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 23 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.38%) Documaker
4 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.10%) assyst
6 4 (0.10%) Magento
7 3 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.076%) Postilion
7 3 (0.076%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 3 (0.076%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.025%) Eikon
9 1 (0.025%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.025%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.025%) SunGard APT
9 1 (0.025%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 931 (23.46%) Office 365
2 918 (23.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 708 (17.84%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (4.71%) SaaS
5 161 (4.06%) IaaS
6 109 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
7 104 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 89 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 88 (2.22%) PaaS
10 78 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
11 71 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
12 70 (1.76%) GitHub
13 65 (1.64%) G Suite
14 58 (1.46%) Amazon S3
15 38 (0.96%) Akamai
15 38 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 35 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 34 (0.86%) Mimecast
18 31 (0.78%) OneDrive
19 29 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,533 (63.84%) DHCP
2 1,458 (36.74%) TCP/IP
3 1,430 (36.04%) Firewall
4 818 (20.61%) VPN
5 775 (19.53%) WAN
6 751 (18.93%) LAN
7 526 (13.26%) SAN
8 427 (10.76%) HTTP
9 390 (9.83%) VLAN
10 360 (9.07%) Network Security
11 336 (8.47%) VoIP
12 328 (8.27%) Cisco ASA
13 322 (8.11%) Wireless
14 316 (7.96%) SSL
15 299 (7.54%) BGP
16 289 (7.28%) OSPF
17 264 (6.65%) Internet
18 262 (6.60%) MPLS
19 223 (5.62%) IPsec
20 217 (5.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (16.68%) SQL Server
2 190 (4.79%) MySQL
3 90 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 87 (2.19%) MongoDB
5 80 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
6 65 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 58 (1.46%) NoSQL
8 57 (1.44%) Big Data
9 51 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
10 49 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 45 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 42 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
14 37 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
15 36 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
16 35 (0.88%) Redis
17 28 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
18 23 (0.58%) Hadoop
19 20 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
20 17 (0.43%) GIS
Development Applications
1 208 (5.24%) Git (software)
2 203 (5.12%) Jenkins
3 123 (3.10%) JIRA
4 66 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (1.61%) Subversion
6 54 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 45 (1.13%) TeamCity
8 43 (1.08%) Vagrant
9 40 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 26 (0.66%) GoCD
11 24 (0.60%) Maven
11 24 (0.60%) Visual Studio
12 23 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
13 22 (0.55%) Bitbucket
13 22 (0.55%) MSI
14 21 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (0.38%) Gerrit
17 14 (0.35%) GitLab
17 14 (0.35%) JUnit
General
1 586 (14.77%) Finance
2 245 (6.17%) Retail
3 153 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 109 (2.75%) Banking
5 86 (2.17%) Marketing
6 79 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 64 (1.61%) Legal
8 40 (1.01%) Law
9 38 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 34 (0.86%) Advertising
11 33 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.71%) Electronics
13 23 (0.58%) Games
14 22 (0.55%) Back Office
15 17 (0.43%) Front Office
15 17 (0.43%) German Language
16 15 (0.38%) Billing
17 14 (0.35%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.30%) Publishing
19 8 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 580 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 571 (14.39%) Support Engineer
3 462 (11.64%) Analyst
4 352 (8.87%) Network Engineer
5 313 (7.89%) IT Support
6 286 (7.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 273 (6.88%) IT Engineer
8 272 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
9 236 (5.95%) Administrator
10 228 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 220 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
12 213 (5.37%) Support Analyst
13 207 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
14 184 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
15 171 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
16 164 (4.13%) Architect
17 163 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
18 159 (4.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 154 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 137 (3.45%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (4.81%) Web Services
2 139 (3.50%) HTML
3 137 (3.45%) LDAP
4 128 (3.23%) .NET
5 99 (2.49%) CSS
6 94 (2.37%) Middleware
7 76 (1.92%) XML
8 68 (1.71%) LAMP
9 63 (1.59%) 802.1X
10 51 (1.29%) JSON
11 46 (1.16%) REST
12 45 (1.13%) SOAP
13 40 (1.01%) .NET Framework
14 35 (0.88%) jQuery
15 33 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
16 31 (0.78%) ASP.NET
17 29 (0.73%) RESTful
18 28 (0.71%) AngularJS
18 28 (0.71%) HTML5
18 28 (0.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 561 (14.14%) Data Centre
2 333 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
4 183 (4.61%) Computer Science
5 167 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 150 (3.78%) Public Cloud
7 144 (3.63%) Clustering
8 133 (3.35%) Replication
9 124 (3.13%) PKI
10 121 (3.05%) Driving Licence
11 94 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
12 82 (2.07%) Cyberthreat
13 81 (2.04%) Blackberry
14 74 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
15 67 (1.69%) User Experience
16 66 (1.66%) Fintech
17 63 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 63 (1.59%) Fat Client
17 63 (1.59%) Hedge funds
17 63 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,559 (64.49%) Windows
2 1,565 (39.44%) Windows Server
3 1,148 (28.93%) Linux
4 898 (22.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 842 (21.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 489 (12.32%) Windows 7
7 442 (11.14%) Windows 10
8 238 (6.00%) Unix
9 190 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 149 (3.76%) Windows 8
11 143 (3.60%) CentOS
12 140 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 129 (3.25%) Android
14 113 (2.85%) Mac OS X
15 76 (1.92%) Ubuntu
16 71 (1.79%) Apple iOS
17 66 (1.66%) Solaris
18 63 (1.59%) Mac OS
19 61 (1.54%) Debian
19 61 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (18.25%) ITIL
2 575 (14.49%) DevOps
3 491 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
4 331 (8.34%) Agile Software Development
5 315 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 280 (7.06%) Load Balancing
7 276 (6.96%) Configuration Management
8 220 (5.54%) Migration
9 206 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
10 196 (4.94%) Mentoring
11 174 (4.39%) Service Management
12 172 (4.33%) Patch Management
13 163 (4.11%) High Availability
14 158 (3.98%) Project Management
15 151 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
16 148 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
17 146 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
18 137 (3.45%) Network Design
19 135 (3.40%) SIEM
20 133 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 849 (21.40%) PowerShell
2 604 (15.22%) SQL
3 504 (12.70%) Python
4 304 (7.66%) Bash Shell
5 241 (6.07%) Java
6 189 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 183 (4.61%) Perl
8 151 (3.81%) Ruby
9 118 (2.97%) PHP
10 106 (2.67%) C#
11 72 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 64 (1.61%) C
13 53 (1.34%) C++
14 48 (1.21%) VB
15 46 (1.16%) VBScript
16 41 (1.03%) Go
17 23 (0.58%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.33%) Scala
19 9 (0.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 7 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 478 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
2 464 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 421 (10.61%) Degree
4 319 (8.04%) MCSE
5 311 (7.84%) CCNP
6 281 (7.08%) CCNA
7 193 (4.86%) MCSA
8 184 (4.64%) Security Cleared
9 143 (3.60%) MCP
10 142 (3.58%) SC Cleared
11 118 (2.97%) MCITP
12 116 (2.92%) DBS Check
13 109 (2.75%) CISSP
14 102 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 67 (1.69%) MCTS
16 64 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
17 62 (1.56%) DV Cleared
18 58 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 53 (1.34%) CCSE
20 51 (1.29%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (6.53%) SLA
2 130 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 123 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 54 (1.36%) QA
5 36 (0.91%) GDPR
6 29 (0.73%) GCP
7 24 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.50%) PMO
9 13 (0.33%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.20%) GAMP
11 8 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.15%) COBIT
12 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.13%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.10%) PA-DSS
15 3 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.076%) GPG13
System Software
1 2,347 (59.15%) Active Directory
2 1,086 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 751 (18.93%) Hyper-V
4 324 (8.17%) vSphere
5 264 (6.65%) XenApp
6 229 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
7 170 (4.28%) Docker
8 146 (3.68%) XenDesktop
9 126 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
10 86 (2.17%) XenServer
11 84 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
12 71 (1.79%) NFS
13 70 (1.76%) Terminal Services
14 66 (1.66%) VMware NSX
15 57 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
16 47 (1.18%) Firmware
17 44 (1.11%) Samba
18 38 (0.96%) Xen
19 36 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
20 33 (0.83%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 485 (12.22%) SCCM
2 351 (8.85%) Puppet
3 286 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
4 285 (7.18%) Ansible
5 163 (4.11%) Terraform
6 143 (3.60%) Nagios
6 143 (3.60%) SCOM
7 129 (3.25%) Backup Exec
8 128 (3.23%) WSUS
9 110 (2.77%) vCenter Server
10 108 (2.72%) Kubernetes
11 64 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 63 (1.59%) AirWatch
13 59 (1.49%) vRealize
14 55 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
15 52 (1.31%) FortiGate
16 48 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
17 47 (1.18%) Nessus
18 44 (1.11%) Salt
19 41 (1.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,850 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 1,596 (40.22%) VMware
3 1,140 (28.73%) Cisco
4 637 (16.05%) Citrix
5 378 (9.53%) HP
6 299 (7.54%) Juniper
7 266 (6.70%) CheckPoint
8 246 (6.20%) F5
9 245 (6.17%) Veeam
10 216 (5.44%) Red Hat
11 209 (5.27%) Apple
12 194 (4.89%) Dell
13 193 (4.86%) Oracle
14 192 (4.84%) SolarWinds
15 190 (4.79%) NetApp
16 173 (4.36%) Google
17 158 (3.98%) Splunk
18 145 (3.65%) IBM
19 137 (3.45%) Fortinet
19 137 (3.45%) Palo Alto