Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 127 153
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 -15
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,593 2,980 3,321
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.38% 2.62% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.84% 17.35% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,526 2,461 2,735
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -3.49% +1.18%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% -

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 8,928 17,171 21,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 15.10% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7,036 13,920 17,082
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021. 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 -47 450 £60,000 +26.32% 74
North of England +47 357 £37,500 - 74
South East +3 340 £50,000 +25.00% 66
South West +8 187 £40,000 +14.29% 24
Midlands -25 168 £40,000 +18.52% 60
North West +16 157 £42,000 +29.23% 44
Yorkshire +48 153 £32,500 -18.75% 22
West Midlands -28 109 £41,750 +28.46% 36
East of England 0 78 £40,000 -5.88% 26
East Midlands +9 59 £37,500 +5.63% 24
North East +42 47 £40,000 +14.29% 8
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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 1,006 (63.15%) Active Directory
2 986 (61.90%) DHCP
3 971 (60.95%) Windows
4 831 (52.17%) Microsoft
5 783 (49.15%) VMware
6 648 (40.68%) Microsoft 365
7 633 (39.74%) Azure
8 618 (38.79%) Firewall
9 602 (37.79%) Windows Server
10 539 (33.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 495 (31.07%) TCP/IP
12 408 (25.61%) Cisco
13 396 (24.86%) PowerShell
14 366 (22.98%) Linux
15 355 (22.28%) Hyper-V
16 336 (21.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 321 (20.15%) AWS
18 309 (19.40%) VPN
19 298 (18.71%) ITIL
20 294 (18.46%) WAN
21 287 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
22 263 (16.51%) Citrix
23 262 (16.45%) VLAN
24 243 (15.25%) LAN
25 237 (14.88%) Windows 10
26 233 (14.63%) Windows Server 2016
27 226 (14.19%) MS Exchange
28 202 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
29 200 (12.55%) Python
30 197 (12.37%) Data Centre

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
1 226 (14.19%) MS Exchange
2 158 (9.92%) SharePoint
3 71 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 67 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (4.08%) IIS
6 48 (3.01%) Skype for Business
7 45 (2.82%) Confluence
8 28 (1.76%) Apache
9 23 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (0.94%) nginx
11 14 (0.88%) Apache Spark
11 14 (0.88%) CMS
12 12 (0.75%) Drupal
12 12 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.75%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.56%) WordPress
14 7 (0.44%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.38%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 121 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 12 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.19%) Eikon
3 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.13%) Relativity
4 2 (0.13%) Tradar
5 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 648 (40.68%) Microsoft 365
2 633 (39.74%) Azure
3 321 (20.15%) AWS
4 140 (8.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 135 (8.47%) IaaS
6 133 (8.35%) PaaS
7 129 (8.10%) SaaS
8 74 (4.65%) GCP
9 58 (3.64%) OneDrive
10 48 (3.01%) Serverless
11 39 (2.45%) Power Platform
12 35 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (1.95%) Mimecast
14 31 (1.95%) PowerApps
15 28 (1.76%) Route 53
16 27 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 25 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (1.57%) Azure Functions
18 20 (1.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 986 (61.90%) DHCP
2 618 (38.79%) Firewall
3 495 (31.07%) TCP/IP
4 309 (19.40%) VPN
5 294 (18.46%) WAN
6 262 (16.45%) VLAN
7 243 (15.25%) LAN
8 189 (11.86%) SAN
9 145 (9.10%) Network Security
10 144 (9.04%) VoIP
11 131 (8.22%) HTTP
12 128 (8.04%) Wireless
13 115 (7.22%) Internet
14 106 (6.65%) SSL
15 90 (5.65%) MPLS
16 82 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
17 80 (5.02%) BGP
18 70 (4.39%) FTP
19 68 (4.27%) OSPF
20 66 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
3 40 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (2.01%) MySQL
5 17 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.00%) Big Data
7 14 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (0.82%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
10 11 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.44%) BigQuery
11 7 (0.44%) Power BI
12 6 (0.38%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.38%) Bigtable
12 6 (0.38%) Cloud Spanner
12 6 (0.38%) Impala
12 6 (0.38%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (4.39%) JIRA
2 68 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 65 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 33 (2.07%) Bitbucket
5 17 (1.07%) Artifactory
6 16 (1.00%) GitLab
7 11 (0.69%) Gerrit
7 11 (0.69%) Maven
8 10 (0.63%) Gradle
8 10 (0.63%) Subversion
9 9 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.50%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.44%) Bitbucket Server
12 6 (0.38%) git-flow
13 5 (0.31%) Ant
14 4 (0.25%) Fiddler
15 3 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
15 3 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 189 (11.86%) Finance
2 72 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.01%) Banking
4 40 (2.51%) Law
5 29 (1.82%) Legal
6 23 (1.44%) Electronics
6 23 (1.44%) Public Sector
7 22 (1.38%) Marketing
8 19 (1.19%) Games
9 18 (1.13%) Back Office
10 14 (0.88%) Retail
11 13 (0.82%) Local Government
11 13 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.75%) German Language
13 10 (0.63%) Military
14 8 (0.50%) Billing
15 7 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.31%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 269 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 217 (13.62%) Support Engineer
3 188 (11.80%) IT Engineer
4 165 (10.36%) Network Engineer
5 164 (10.30%) Analyst
6 115 (7.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 93 (5.84%) IT Support
7 93 (5.84%) Systems Engineer
8 90 (5.65%) Administrator
9 82 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 80 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
11 79 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
12 66 (4.14%) Azure Engineer
13 63 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
14 59 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 59 (3.70%) Architect
15 56 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
16 55 (3.45%) Server Engineer
16 55 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
17 52 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.89%) LDAP
2 52 (3.26%) Web Services
3 40 (2.51%) .NET
4 28 (1.76%) RESTful
5 23 (1.44%) 802.1X
6 21 (1.32%) HTML
7 19 (1.19%) CSS
7 19 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (1.00%) Kafka
9 15 (0.94%) JSON
10 14 (0.88%) YAML
11 13 (0.82%) XML
12 9 (0.56%) AngularJS
12 9 (0.56%) REST
13 8 (0.50%) jQuery
13 8 (0.50%) LAMP
13 8 (0.50%) SAML
14 7 (0.44%) Node.js
15 6 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (0.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 197 (12.37%) Data Centre
2 117 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 65 (4.08%) Replication
5 62 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
6 53 (3.33%) Public Cloud
7 48 (3.01%) Clustering
8 37 (2.32%) PKI
9 35 (2.20%) Cloud Native
10 26 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
11 23 (1.44%) Analytical Mindset
12 22 (1.38%) Hedge funds
13 21 (1.32%) Driving Licence
13 21 (1.32%) User Experience
14 19 (1.19%) Client/Server
15 18 (1.13%) Private Cloud
16 16 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
17 13 (0.82%) EPoS
18 12 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 971 (60.95%) Windows
2 602 (37.79%) Windows Server
3 366 (22.98%) Linux
4 287 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 237 (14.88%) Windows 10
6 233 (14.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 149 (9.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 124 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (5.78%) Windows 7
10 70 (4.39%) Unix
11 69 (4.33%) CentOS
12 48 (3.01%) Ubuntu
13 40 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 35 (2.20%) Mac OS X
15 34 (2.13%) Windows 8
16 32 (2.01%) Android
17 29 (1.82%) Mac OS
18 23 (1.44%) Debian
19 22 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (0.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (21.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 298 (18.71%) ITIL
3 187 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
4 145 (9.10%) DevOps
5 135 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 112 (7.03%) Migration
7 103 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
8 101 (6.34%) Cybersecurity
9 78 (4.90%) Service Management
10 72 (4.52%) Configuration Management
11 70 (4.39%) Information Security
12 67 (4.21%) Load Balancing
13 64 (4.02%) Project Management
14 63 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 62 (3.89%) Project Delivery
16 60 (3.77%) Service Delivery
17 58 (3.64%) Infrastructure as Code
18 57 (3.58%) Mentoring
19 55 (3.45%) ITIL V3
20 54 (3.39%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 396 (24.86%) PowerShell
2 200 (12.55%) Python
3 176 (11.05%) SQL
4 101 (6.34%) Bash Shell
5 48 (3.01%) Perl
6 46 (2.89%) Java
7 45 (2.82%) Ruby
8 43 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 28 (1.76%) C
10 26 (1.63%) PHP
11 20 (1.26%) JavaScript
12 19 (1.19%) Go
13 15 (0.94%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.75%) C++
14 12 (0.75%) Groovy
14 12 (0.75%) VB
15 10 (0.63%) C#
15 10 (0.63%) VBScript
16 9 (0.56%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.50%) AWK
Qualifications
1 202 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 124 (7.78%) CCNP
4 121 (7.60%) CCNA
5 115 (7.22%) Security Cleared
6 91 (5.71%) MCSE
6 91 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 88 (5.52%) Degree
8 75 (4.71%) MCSA
9 51 (3.20%) MCP
10 45 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
12 38 (2.39%) CISSP
13 31 (1.95%) DV Cleared
14 28 (1.76%) MCITP
15 22 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
16 20 (1.26%) CCIE
16 20 (1.26%) JNCIP
17 18 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (1.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (8.35%) SLA
2 59 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (3.01%) GDPR
4 27 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (1.26%) NIST
6 18 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 14 (0.88%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.38%) OpenSCAP
8 6 (0.38%) QA
9 5 (0.31%) PMO
10 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.25%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.13%) GLBA
11 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.063%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.063%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,006 (63.15%) Active Directory
2 539 (33.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 355 (22.28%) Hyper-V
4 139 (8.73%) vSphere
5 116 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
6 89 (5.59%) Docker
7 82 (5.15%) XenDesktop
8 73 (4.58%) XenApp
9 63 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
10 43 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 39 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
12 35 (2.20%) VMware NSX
13 29 (1.82%) Firmware
14 25 (1.57%) KVM
15 23 (1.44%) Xen
16 18 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
17 16 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
17 16 (1.00%) VMware Server
18 15 (0.94%) DFS Replication
18 15 (0.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 178 (11.17%) SCCM
2 160 (10.04%) Ansible
3 121 (7.60%) Terraform
4 109 (6.84%) Kubernetes
5 107 (6.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 90 (5.65%) Puppet
7 63 (3.95%) WSUS
8 59 (3.70%) SCOM
9 55 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
10 38 (2.39%) Nagios
10 38 (2.39%) Single Sign-On
11 25 (1.57%) vCenter Server
12 20 (1.26%) SCVMM
13 19 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
13 19 (1.19%) vRealize
14 17 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (1.07%) NetBackup
15 16 (1.00%) HAProxy
16 13 (0.82%) Prometheus
17 12 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 831 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 783 (49.15%) VMware
3 408 (25.61%) Cisco
4 263 (16.51%) Citrix
5 124 (7.78%) Dell
6 121 (7.60%) Veeam
7 89 (5.59%) Meraki
8 87 (5.46%) HP
9 84 (5.27%) F5
10 71 (4.46%) SolarWinds
11 68 (4.27%) Google
12 65 (4.08%) CheckPoint
12 65 (4.08%) Juniper
12 65 (4.08%) Red Hat
13 60 (3.77%) NetApp
14 58 (3.64%) EMC
15 56 (3.52%) Palo Alto
16 53 (3.33%) Avaya
17 52 (3.26%) McAfee
18 50 (3.14%) Sophos