Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 140 139
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 -6
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,757 3,398 3,944
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.52% 2.47% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.63% 16.11% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,297 2,697 3,318
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,650 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 16,578 21,092 24,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.34% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13,165 16,400 20,096
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 1,056 £49,556 -0.89% 126
South East +17 624 £40,000 -5.88% 107
North of England -36 334 £37,500 - 108
Midlands +28 291 £33,000 -22.35% 61
South West +52 240 £38,500 -3.75% 59
West Midlands +26 212 £32,500 -23.53% 38
East of England -23 208 £42,500 +6.25% 43
North West -26 191 £35,250 +8.46% 63
Yorkshire -40 118 £39,000 -2.50% 25
East Midlands +16 78 £37,500 -16.67% 22
North East -5 25 £35,000 -22.22% 20
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 1,967 (71.35%) Windows
2 1,785 (64.74%) DHCP
3 1,717 (62.28%) Active Directory
4 1,477 (53.57%) Microsoft
5 1,072 (38.88%) Office 365
6 1,070 (38.81%) VMware
7 1,059 (38.41%) Windows Server
8 1,053 (38.19%) Firewall
9 1,037 (37.61%) TCP/IP
10 851 (30.87%) Azure
11 732 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 690 (25.03%) Cisco
13 648 (23.50%) PowerShell
14 600 (21.76%) WAN
15 597 (21.65%) LAN
16 587 (21.29%) Linux
17 568 (20.60%) VPN
18 536 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
19 514 (18.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 513 (18.61%) MS Exchange
21 501 (18.17%) Windows 10
22 496 (17.99%) ITIL
23 468 (16.97%) Citrix
24 460 (16.68%) Hyper-V
25 455 (16.50%) Windows Server 2016
26 438 (15.89%) AWS
27 391 (14.18%) Finance
28 390 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
29 369 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
30 362 (13.13%) 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
1 513 (18.61%) MS Exchange
2 263 (9.54%) SharePoint
3 220 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 188 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 184 (6.67%) IIS
6 79 (2.87%) Skype for Business
7 68 (2.47%) Apache
8 53 (1.92%) Confluence
9 38 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 34 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 33 (1.20%) CMS
12 30 (1.09%) nginx
13 28 (1.02%) WordPress
14 24 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
15 20 (0.73%) Drupal
16 16 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (0.51%) WebSphere
18 9 (0.33%) WebLogic
19 7 (0.25%) JBoss
19 7 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 369 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) InDesign
7 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.11%) FileZilla
8 3 (0.11%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.073%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 18 (0.65%) Magento
2 12 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.29%) Exchequer
4 8 (0.29%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.25%) Shopify
6 5 (0.18%) Line 50
6 5 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.073%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.036%) Carpe Diem
10 1 (0.036%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1,072 (38.88%) Office 365
2 851 (30.87%) Azure
3 438 (15.89%) AWS
4 152 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 111 (4.03%) SaaS
6 88 (3.19%) IaaS
7 65 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
8 64 (2.32%) OneDrive
9 60 (2.18%) GCP
10 57 (2.07%) PaaS
11 56 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
11 56 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 53 (1.92%) Mimecast
13 50 (1.81%) Amazon S3
14 46 (1.67%) Serverless
15 37 (1.34%) G Suite
16 34 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
17 33 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
18 31 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
19 30 (1.09%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,785 (64.74%) DHCP
2 1,053 (38.19%) Firewall
3 1,037 (37.61%) TCP/IP
4 600 (21.76%) WAN
5 597 (21.65%) LAN
6 568 (20.60%) VPN
7 323 (11.72%) VLAN
8 303 (10.99%) VoIP
9 275 (9.97%) SAN
10 251 (9.10%) Internet
11 227 (8.23%) Wireless
12 207 (7.51%) HTTP
13 158 (5.73%) Wi-Fi
14 151 (5.48%) Network Security
15 142 (5.15%) SSL
16 137 (4.97%) BGP
17 121 (4.39%) SMTP
18 110 (3.99%) MPLS
19 108 (3.92%) OSPF
20 102 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 114 (4.13%) MySQL
3 69 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
4 38 (1.38%) NoSQL
5 25 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 21 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 21 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (0.65%) Big Data
9 18 (0.65%) MongoDB
10 13 (0.47%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.40%) MariaDB
12 11 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.36%) Power BI
13 10 (0.36%) Redis
14 9 (0.33%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 118 (4.28%) JIRA
2 116 (4.21%) Jenkins
3 112 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.02%) Bitbucket
5 27 (0.98%) Selenium
5 27 (0.98%) Subversion
6 25 (0.91%) GitLab
7 21 (0.76%) Maven
7 21 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (0.76%) SonarQube
8 18 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 16 (0.58%) Zephyr
10 15 (0.54%) Chocolatey
10 15 (0.54%) TestRail
11 13 (0.47%) Artifactory
12 12 (0.44%) Postman
12 12 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (0.40%) git-flow
13 11 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 391 (14.18%) Finance
2 109 (3.95%) Law
2 109 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 86 (3.12%) Legal
4 84 (3.05%) Retail
5 56 (2.03%) Banking
6 45 (1.63%) Public Sector
7 42 (1.52%) Advertising
7 42 (1.52%) Marketing
8 39 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.16%) Games
10 18 (0.65%) Back Office
11 13 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.47%) Billing
12 12 (0.44%) Japanese Language
13 11 (0.40%) French Language
13 11 (0.40%) Police
14 10 (0.36%) Electronics
14 10 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 426 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 368 (13.35%) Support Engineer
3 336 (12.19%) Analyst
4 335 (12.15%) IT Engineer
5 329 (11.93%) IT Support
6 272 (9.87%) Network Engineer
7 169 (6.13%) Administrator
8 165 (5.98%) IT Support Engineer
9 147 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
10 143 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 138 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
12 136 (4.93%) Support Analyst
13 130 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
14 125 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
15 108 (3.92%) Architect
16 102 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 98 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
18 97 (3.52%) Windows Engineer
19 90 (3.26%) Support Technician
20 87 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.84%) LDAP
2 58 (2.10%) .NET
3 55 (1.99%) HTML
4 53 (1.92%) REST
5 51 (1.85%) Node.js
6 49 (1.78%) CSS
7 44 (1.60%) LAMP
8 42 (1.52%) Web Services
9 32 (1.16%) XML
10 28 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
11 26 (0.94%) WSH
12 24 (0.87%) AngularJS
13 22 (0.80%) SOAP
14 21 (0.76%) Kafka
15 18 (0.65%) OAuth
16 17 (0.62%) 802.1X
16 17 (0.62%) JSON
16 17 (0.62%) SAML
17 14 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
18 13 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 328 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 176 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 146 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 138 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (3.41%) Clustering
6 86 (3.12%) PKI
7 67 (2.43%) Replication
8 55 (1.99%) User Experience
9 52 (1.89%) Public Cloud
10 50 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
11 46 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 45 (1.63%) Driving Licence
13 41 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
14 37 (1.34%) Private Cloud
15 33 (1.20%) Blackberry
16 31 (1.12%) Smartphone
17 29 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
18 19 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 15 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
19 15 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1,967 (71.35%) Windows
2 1,059 (38.41%) Windows Server
3 587 (21.29%) Linux
4 536 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 501 (18.17%) Windows 10
6 455 (16.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 356 (12.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 259 (9.39%) Windows 7
9 135 (4.90%) Windows Server 2019
10 125 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 119 (4.32%) Unix
12 110 (3.99%) Windows 8
13 79 (2.87%) Apple iOS
14 75 (2.72%) CentOS
15 68 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 57 (2.07%) Android
17 54 (1.96%) Ubuntu
18 45 (1.63%) Mac OS
19 43 (1.56%) Mac OS X
20 30 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (18.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 496 (17.99%) ITIL
3 390 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
4 341 (12.37%) DevOps
5 220 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (7.25%) Migration
7 168 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 164 (5.95%) Information Security
9 154 (5.59%) Change Management
10 152 (5.51%) Project Management
11 149 (5.40%) Configuration Management
12 147 (5.33%) Load Balancing
12 147 (5.33%) Mentoring
13 138 (5.01%) Cybersecurity
14 117 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
15 114 (4.13%) Server Management
16 108 (3.92%) Project Delivery
17 103 (3.74%) Service Delivery
18 101 (3.66%) Patch Management
19 100 (3.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 648 (23.50%) PowerShell
2 362 (13.13%) SQL
3 323 (11.72%) Python
4 215 (7.80%) Bash Shell
5 107 (3.88%) Java
5 107 (3.88%) Ruby
6 99 (3.59%) Perl
7 87 (3.16%) PHP
8 81 (2.94%) C#
9 73 (2.65%) JavaScript
10 63 (2.29%) C
11 58 (2.10%) VBScript
12 39 (1.41%) Shell Script
13 35 (1.27%) C++
14 28 (1.02%) T-SQL
15 24 (0.87%) Go
16 14 (0.51%) VB
17 13 (0.47%) R
18 12 (0.44%) Groovy
19 10 (0.36%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 332 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 259 (9.39%) Cisco Certification
3 232 (8.41%) Degree
4 194 (7.04%) MCSE
5 172 (6.24%) CCNA
6 161 (5.84%) Security Cleared
7 150 (5.44%) MCSA
8 128 (4.64%) CCNP
9 89 (3.23%) SC Cleared
10 86 (3.12%) MCP
11 72 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 63 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 53 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
14 50 (1.81%) DV Cleared
15 39 (1.41%) MCITP
16 38 (1.38%) CISSP
17 34 (1.23%) DBS Check
18 28 (1.02%) CCIE
19 22 (0.80%) JNCIP
19 22 (0.80%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (10.70%) SLA
2 117 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 38 (1.38%) GDPR
5 28 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (0.76%) QA
7 20 (0.73%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (0.40%) COBIT
10 9 (0.33%) ISO 22301
11 7 (0.25%) NIST
12 4 (0.15%) GxP
13 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.11%) WCAG
14 2 (0.073%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.073%) FISMA
14 2 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.073%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.036%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,717 (62.28%) Active Directory
2 732 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 460 (16.68%) Hyper-V
4 210 (7.62%) vSphere
5 191 (6.93%) XenApp
6 177 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
7 141 (5.11%) XenDesktop
8 129 (4.68%) Docker
9 94 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (1.45%) NFS
12 35 (1.27%) Terminal Services
13 33 (1.20%) Firmware
14 28 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
15 26 (0.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 20 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
17 17 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
17 17 (0.62%) VMware NSX
18 16 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 14 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 340 (12.33%) SCCM
2 201 (7.29%) Ansible
3 143 (5.19%) Terraform
4 142 (5.15%) Puppet
5 135 (4.90%) SCOM
6 117 (4.24%) WSUS
7 101 (3.66%) Kubernetes
8 86 (3.12%) vCenter Server
9 84 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
10 70 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 49 (1.78%) Backup Exec
11 49 (1.78%) Nagios
12 45 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
13 39 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
14 36 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
14 36 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
15 26 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
16 24 (0.87%) NetBackup
16 24 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
16 24 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,477 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 1,070 (38.81%) VMware
3 690 (25.03%) Cisco
4 468 (16.97%) Citrix
5 230 (8.34%) HP
6 195 (7.07%) Juniper
7 156 (5.66%) SolarWinds
8 130 (4.72%) Veeam
9 125 (4.53%) CheckPoint
10 118 (4.28%) F5
11 115 (4.17%) Dell
12 106 (3.84%) Apple
13 105 (3.81%) Palo Alto
14 97 (3.52%) Oracle
15 93 (3.37%) NetApp
16 91 (3.30%) Google
17 88 (3.19%) Symantec
18 77 (2.79%) McAfee
18 77 (2.79%) Red Hat
19 74 (2.68%) Splunk