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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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 204 176 143
Rank change year-on-year -28 -33 -30
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,720 2,155 1,377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.93% 2.12% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.92% 16.00% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,041 1,709 1,169
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +5.88%

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 18,232 13,468 8,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.94% 13.23% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10,671 9,385 7,199
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.73%
75th Percentile £70,375 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in England

DNS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in England.

Salary trend for DNS in England

DNS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -26 1,056 £55,000 +4.76% 134
South East -7 544 £42,500 +6.25% 93
North of England +9 450 £42,500 - 77
Midlands -29 292 £40,250 -3.40% 66
North West +4 224 £42,825 +0.76% 37
East of England -23 198 £47,500 +14.46% 34
West Midlands -41 188 £42,500 +8.28% 42
Yorkshire +14 187 £42,500 +6.25% 35
South West -31 171 £37,500 -0.66% 37
East Midlands -23 104 £40,000 -8.57% 24
North East -20 39 £39,716 -0.71% 5
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 1,702 (62.57%) DHCP
2 1,690 (62.13%) Windows
3 1,620 (59.56%) Active Directory
4 1,430 (52.57%) Microsoft
5 1,168 (42.94%) Azure
6 1,127 (41.43%) Microsoft 365
7 1,049 (38.57%) Windows Server
8 921 (33.86%) Firewall
9 884 (32.50%) VMware
10 787 (28.93%) TCP/IP
11 727 (26.73%) Social Skills
12 699 (25.70%) AWS
13 675 (24.82%) Linux
14 674 (24.78%) PowerShell
15 658 (24.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 634 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 593 (21.80%) VPN
18 584 (21.47%) ITIL
19 567 (20.85%) Cisco
20 482 (17.72%) WAN
21 445 (16.36%) LAN
22 442 (16.25%) Python
23 437 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
24 389 (14.30%) DevOps
25 366 (13.46%) Azure Active Directory
26 365 (13.42%) Windows 10
27 361 (13.27%) SharePoint
28 355 (13.05%) Windows Server 2012
29 350 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
30 347 (12.76%) 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
1 361 (13.27%) SharePoint
2 334 (12.28%) MS Exchange
3 171 (6.29%) IIS
4 79 (2.90%) Apache
5 68 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 51 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (1.47%) Confluence
7 40 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 35 (1.29%) Skype for Business
9 31 (1.14%) nginx
10 27 (0.99%) WordPress
11 21 (0.77%) OpenStack
12 19 (0.70%) CMS
13 17 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.55%) Commerce Server
15 13 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (0.37%) Apache Pulsar
17 10 (0.37%) WebSphere
18 9 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 350 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.33%) EngageOne
7 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.074%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.037%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.037%) InVision
9 1 (0.037%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.037%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 21 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.44%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.26%) MetaTrader
3 7 (0.26%) Sage 200
4 6 (0.22%) Fidessa
4 6 (0.22%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.11%) Shopify
7 2 (0.074%) Eikon
7 2 (0.074%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.037%) assyst
8 1 (0.037%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.037%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.037%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,168 (42.94%) Azure
2 1,127 (41.43%) Microsoft 365
3 699 (25.70%) AWS
4 366 (13.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 253 (9.30%) IaaS
6 201 (7.39%) SaaS
7 182 (6.69%) PaaS
8 110 (4.04%) OneDrive
9 100 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
10 93 (3.42%) Mimecast
11 91 (3.35%) Serverless
12 90 (3.31%) GitHub
13 85 (3.13%) Amazon S3
14 84 (3.09%) GCP
15 82 (3.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 79 (2.90%) Azure DevOps
17 65 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
18 55 (2.02%) Route 53
19 53 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
20 46 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1,702 (62.57%) DHCP
2 921 (33.86%) Firewall
3 787 (28.93%) TCP/IP
4 593 (21.80%) VPN
5 482 (17.72%) WAN
6 445 (16.36%) LAN
7 333 (12.24%) VLAN
8 260 (9.56%) SAN
9 251 (9.23%) HTTP
10 240 (8.82%) Wireless
11 221 (8.13%) Internet
12 192 (7.06%) SSL
13 171 (6.29%) Network Security
14 168 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
15 141 (5.18%) MPLS
16 137 (5.04%) BGP
17 105 (3.86%) VoIP
18 103 (3.79%) OSPF
19 96 (3.53%) SD-WAN
20 92 (3.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.41%) MySQL
3 96 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
4 73 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 56 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (1.76%) NoSQL
7 46 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 45 (1.65%) Redis
9 42 (1.54%) MongoDB
10 23 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (0.81%) Big Data
12 19 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (0.70%) Electronic Patient Records
12 19 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 19 (0.70%) Power BI
13 17 (0.63%) DynamoDB
13 17 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.44%) Couchbase
15 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 174 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 152 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 137 (5.04%) JIRA
4 75 (2.76%) GitLab
5 30 (1.10%) Subversion
6 23 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (0.81%) Bitbucket
8 18 (0.66%) SonarQube
9 16 (0.59%) webpack
10 13 (0.48%) Spinnaker
10 13 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.48%) Travis CI
11 12 (0.44%) Artifactory
11 12 (0.44%) Maven
12 10 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.29%) Gradle
13 8 (0.29%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.26%) Metasploit
14 7 (0.26%) Postman
14 7 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 727 (26.73%) Social Skills
2 347 (12.76%) Finance
3 238 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (4.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 128 (4.71%) Legal
6 110 (4.04%) Banking
7 98 (3.60%) Public Sector
8 96 (3.53%) Telecoms
9 88 (3.24%) Law
10 84 (3.09%) Retail
11 56 (2.06%) Games
12 53 (1.95%) Marketing
13 49 (1.80%) Advertising
13 49 (1.80%) Manufacturing
14 45 (1.65%) Documentation Skills
15 37 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
16 34 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
17 22 (0.81%) Aerospace
18 19 (0.70%) Publishing
19 15 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 532 (19.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 345 (12.68%) Support Engineer
3 305 (11.21%) Analyst
4 275 (10.11%) IT Engineer
5 224 (8.24%) Network Engineer
6 220 (8.09%) IT Support
7 186 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 172 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 157 (5.77%) Support Analyst
10 152 (5.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 123 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
11 123 (4.52%) IT Support Engineer
12 116 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 97 (3.57%) Architect
14 90 (3.31%) Administrator
15 88 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 80 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 79 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
18 78 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
19 76 (2.79%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (3.46%) LDAP
2 69 (2.54%) .NET
3 56 (2.06%) RESTful
4 55 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
5 54 (1.99%) HTML
6 53 (1.95%) Web Services
7 50 (1.84%) 802.1X
7 50 (1.84%) Node.js
8 47 (1.73%) CSS
8 47 (1.73%) React
9 34 (1.25%) REST
10 32 (1.18%) JSON
10 32 (1.18%) Kafka
11 31 (1.14%) Spring
12 30 (1.10%) LAMP
13 29 (1.07%) HTML5
14 26 (0.96%) SAML
14 26 (0.96%) Spring Boot
15 25 (0.92%) CSS3
16 23 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 310 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 163 (5.99%) PKI
3 159 (5.85%) Management Information System
4 150 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
5 123 (4.52%) Replication
6 120 (4.41%) Public Cloud
7 92 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
8 90 (3.31%) Clustering
9 87 (3.20%) Private Cloud
10 82 (3.01%) Driving Licence
11 58 (2.13%) User Experience
12 47 (1.73%) Cloud Native
13 45 (1.65%) Cyberattack
14 40 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
15 37 (1.36%) IoT
16 36 (1.32%) Virtual Team
17 35 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
18 33 (1.21%) iPhone
19 32 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
20 27 (0.99%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 1,690 (62.13%) Windows
2 1,049 (38.57%) Windows Server
3 675 (24.82%) Linux
4 365 (13.42%) Windows 10
5 355 (13.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 305 (11.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 259 (9.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 152 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 141 (5.18%) CentOS
10 135 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 124 (4.56%) Unix
12 105 (3.86%) Ubuntu
13 82 (3.01%) Android
14 80 (2.94%) Mac OS
15 60 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 53 (1.95%) Apple iOS
16 53 (1.95%) Windows 7
17 35 (1.29%) VMS
18 34 (1.25%) Debian
19 25 (0.92%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (24.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 584 (21.47%) ITIL
3 437 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
4 389 (14.30%) DevOps
5 310 (11.40%) Agile
6 246 (9.04%) Infrastructure as Code
7 225 (8.27%) CI/CD
8 212 (7.79%) Load Balancing
9 208 (7.65%) Service Delivery
10 198 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 193 (7.10%) Change Management
12 191 (7.02%) Migration
13 181 (6.65%) Incident Management
13 181 (6.65%) Project Delivery
14 180 (6.62%) Service Management
15 171 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
16 169 (6.21%) Mentoring
17 149 (5.48%) Information Security
18 142 (5.22%) Project Management
19 141 (5.18%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 674 (24.78%) PowerShell
2 442 (16.25%) Python
3 339 (12.46%) SQL
4 239 (8.79%) Bash
5 158 (5.81%) Java
6 102 (3.75%) Perl
7 85 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 83 (3.05%) PHP
9 71 (2.61%) Go
10 67 (2.46%) Shell Script
11 57 (2.10%) C#
12 48 (1.76%) Ruby
13 46 (1.69%) C
14 42 (1.54%) C++
15 30 (1.10%) VB
16 28 (1.03%) T-SQL
17 18 (0.66%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.63%) ES6
19 15 (0.55%) Groovy
20 14 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 260 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 253 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 251 (9.23%) Degree
4 238 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
5 160 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 155 (5.70%) MCSE
7 145 (5.33%) CCNA
8 113 (4.15%) MCSA
9 106 (3.90%) CCNP
10 65 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 60 (2.21%) DV Cleared
12 54 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
13 53 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 46 (1.69%) CCIE
14 46 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 46 (1.69%) MCP
15 45 (1.65%) CISSP
16 30 (1.10%) Master's Degree
16 30 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
17 22 (0.81%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (10.59%) SLA
2 143 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (2.17%) GDPR
4 40 (1.47%) NIST
5 38 (1.40%) QA
6 36 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 22 (0.81%) Accessibility
10 21 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 15 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 15 (0.55%) WAI
12 12 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
13 9 (0.33%) PMO
14 8 (0.29%) GRC
14 8 (0.29%) HIPAA
15 6 (0.22%) NIST 800
16 5 (0.18%) JTAG
16 5 (0.18%) SOC 1
16 5 (0.18%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,620 (59.56%) Active Directory
2 634 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 334 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 268 (9.85%) Docker
5 203 (7.46%) vSphere
6 199 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
7 70 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
8 61 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
9 45 (1.65%) XenApp
10 43 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 35 (1.29%) NFS
11 35 (1.29%) Terminal Services
12 29 (1.07%) XenDesktop
13 24 (0.88%) Firmware
13 24 (0.88%) ProxySG
14 22 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 20 (0.74%) BitLocker
16 18 (0.66%) KVM
17 17 (0.63%) VMware NSX
18 16 (0.59%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 307 (11.29%) Kubernetes
2 305 (11.21%) SCCM
3 290 (10.66%) Terraform
4 238 (8.75%) Ansible
5 229 (8.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 140 (5.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 137 (5.04%) WSUS
8 134 (4.93%) vCenter Server
9 90 (3.31%) Grafana
9 90 (3.31%) Single Sign-On
10 77 (2.83%) Prometheus
11 72 (2.65%) Puppet
12 64 (2.35%) SCOM
13 55 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
14 44 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
15 42 (1.54%) Packer
16 37 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
17 35 (1.29%) Jamf Pro
18 32 (1.18%) Nagios
19 31 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,430 (52.57%) Microsoft
2 884 (32.50%) VMware
3 567 (20.85%) Cisco
4 241 (8.86%) Citrix
5 169 (6.21%) Red Hat
6 166 (6.10%) Veeam
7 141 (5.18%) Meraki
8 134 (4.93%) HP
9 114 (4.19%) F5
10 107 (3.93%) SolarWinds
11 106 (3.90%) Google
12 103 (3.79%) Dell
13 102 (3.75%) Oracle
14 90 (3.31%) Juniper
15 89 (3.27%) Palo Alto
16 88 (3.24%) Apple
17 86 (3.16%) ServiceNow
18 62 (2.28%) Splunk
19 58 (2.13%) Symantec
20 57 (2.10%) CheckPoint