Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 143 145
Rank change year-on-year +25 +2 -21
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,484 3,651 4,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.79% 2.41% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.10% 16.04% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,736 3,017 3,486
England median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +1.19% +5.00%

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 19,250 22,759 26,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.42% 15.03% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15,216 18,004 21,369
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +27 1,329 £49,250 +1.03% 199
South East +27 751 £40,000 -9.09% 169
North of England +30 523 £37,500 - 147
Midlands +27 355 £33,816 -14.39% 76
North West +43 289 £37,500 +4.17% 82
South West +65 288 £39,000 +11.43% 80
West Midlands +30 255 £33,500 -20.24% 48
East of England -12 229 £40,500 +1.25% 73
Yorkshire +10 216 £39,500 -1.25% 53
East Midlands -9 100 £35,000 +7.69% 28
North East +13 18 £25,750 -41.14% 12
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 2,376 (68.20%) Windows
2 2,332 (66.93%) DHCP
3 2,214 (63.55%) Active Directory
4 1,778 (51.03%) Microsoft
5 1,354 (38.86%) VMware
6 1,343 (38.55%) Firewall
7 1,328 (38.12%) Windows Server
8 1,318 (37.83%) Office 365
9 1,243 (35.68%) TCP/IP
10 1,008 (28.93%) Azure
11 967 (27.76%) Cisco
12 873 (25.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 844 (24.23%) Linux
14 799 (22.93%) WAN
15 779 (22.36%) ITIL
16 744 (21.35%) PowerShell
17 732 (21.01%) MS Exchange
18 702 (20.15%) VPN
19 700 (20.09%) LAN
20 658 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
21 627 (18.00%) Windows 10
22 609 (17.48%) Citrix
23 601 (17.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 594 (17.05%) Finance
25 547 (15.70%) Hyper-V
26 534 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
27 527 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
28 495 (14.21%) AWS
29 488 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
30 476 (13.66%) Python

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
1 732 (21.01%) MS Exchange
2 315 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 286 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 263 (7.55%) IIS
5 260 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 147 (4.22%) Skype for Business
7 77 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 65 (1.87%) Apache
9 59 (1.69%) Confluence
10 46 (1.32%) nginx
11 44 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
12 43 (1.23%) Tomcat
13 26 (0.75%) CMS
14 22 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
15 21 (0.60%) WordPress
16 19 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.52%) SAS
17 18 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.34%) WebLogic
19 8 (0.23%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 436 (12.51%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.20%) Gephi
6 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.086%) InDesign
9 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.057%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.057%) Maya
10 2 (0.057%) MODO
10 2 (0.057%) NUKE
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.029%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.029%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (0.29%) Exchequer
1 10 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.11%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.086%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.086%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.057%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.057%) Line 50
5 2 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.057%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.029%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.029%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.029%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.029%) Shopify
6 1 (0.029%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,318 (37.83%) Office 365
2 1,008 (28.93%) Azure
3 495 (14.21%) AWS
4 169 (4.85%) SaaS
5 162 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 133 (3.82%) IaaS
7 100 (2.87%) OneDrive
8 91 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
9 90 (2.58%) GCP
10 76 (2.18%) PaaS
11 66 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
12 56 (1.61%) Amazon S3
13 51 (1.46%) Mimecast
13 51 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 43 (1.23%) Serverless
15 38 (1.09%) G Suite
16 36 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
17 33 (0.95%) Route 53
18 25 (0.72%) GitHub
19 23 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2,332 (66.93%) DHCP
2 1,343 (38.55%) Firewall
3 1,243 (35.68%) TCP/IP
4 799 (22.93%) WAN
5 702 (20.15%) VPN
6 700 (20.09%) LAN
7 355 (10.19%) Wireless
8 353 (10.13%) VLAN
9 334 (9.59%) SAN
10 296 (8.50%) VoIP
11 292 (8.38%) Internet
12 290 (8.32%) Network Security
13 260 (7.46%) BGP
14 236 (6.77%) OSPF
15 235 (6.75%) MPLS
15 235 (6.75%) SMTP
16 214 (6.14%) IPsec
17 196 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
18 187 (5.37%) HTTP
19 186 (5.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 79 (2.27%) MySQL
3 52 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 46 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (1.21%) Big Data
6 38 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 34 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 34 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 25 (0.72%) Redis
9 19 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (0.40%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.34%) Power BI
13 11 (0.32%) MariaDB
13 11 (0.32%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 148 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 143 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 120 (3.44%) JIRA
4 45 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 38 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 34 (0.98%) TestRail
7 32 (0.92%) Zephyr
8 31 (0.89%) GitLab
9 30 (0.86%) Subversion
9 30 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 29 (0.83%) Artifactory
11 26 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 25 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (0.69%) Visual Studio
14 21 (0.60%) Bitbucket
15 20 (0.57%) Maven
15 20 (0.57%) Selenium
15 20 (0.57%) SonarQube
16 18 (0.52%) Chocolatey
16 18 (0.52%) GDB
General
1 594 (17.05%) Finance
2 215 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 144 (4.13%) Retail
4 101 (2.90%) Public Sector
5 99 (2.84%) Law
6 76 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 69 (1.98%) Banking
8 68 (1.95%) Marketing
9 63 (1.81%) Legal
10 35 (1.00%) Electronics
11 29 (0.83%) Advertising
12 26 (0.75%) Back Office
13 25 (0.72%) Military
14 23 (0.66%) Games
15 21 (0.60%) French Language
16 20 (0.57%) Publishing
17 17 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 17 (0.49%) Billing
18 16 (0.46%) German Language
19 15 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 506 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 465 (13.35%) Support Engineer
3 408 (11.71%) Network Engineer
4 404 (11.60%) Analyst
5 347 (9.96%) IT Support
6 329 (9.44%) IT Engineer
7 186 (5.34%) Administrator
8 182 (5.22%) IT Support Engineer
9 178 (5.11%) Support Analyst
10 176 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
11 174 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 172 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
13 165 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 134 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
15 132 (3.79%) Infrastructure Support
16 127 (3.65%) Security Engineer
17 126 (3.62%) Architect
18 125 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
19 119 (3.42%) Windows Engineer
20 118 (3.39%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (3.82%) LDAP
2 93 (2.67%) Web Services
3 58 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
3 58 (1.66%) Node.js
4 55 (1.58%) Kafka
5 48 (1.38%) .NET
6 39 (1.12%) LAMP
7 30 (0.86%) REST
8 29 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
9 27 (0.77%) HTML
10 26 (0.75%) XML
11 25 (0.72%) CSS
12 16 (0.46%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.40%) ADO
14 13 (0.37%) JSON
14 13 (0.37%) MAPI
14 13 (0.37%) SOAP
15 12 (0.34%) Middleware
16 11 (0.32%) Flask
16 11 (0.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 340 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 300 (8.61%) Management Information System
3 245 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
4 202 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
5 101 (2.90%) PKI
6 100 (2.87%) Replication
7 92 (2.64%) Clustering
8 88 (2.53%) Public Cloud
9 59 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 54 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
11 51 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
12 48 (1.38%) User Experience
13 47 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
14 44 (1.26%) Blackberry
15 40 (1.15%) Private Cloud
15 40 (1.15%) Virtual Team
16 33 (0.95%) Hedge funds
17 31 (0.89%) Cloud Native
18 29 (0.83%) NHS
19 28 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2,376 (68.20%) Windows
2 1,328 (38.12%) Windows Server
3 844 (24.23%) Linux
4 658 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 627 (18.00%) Windows 10
6 534 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 355 (10.19%) Windows 7
8 271 (7.78%) Unix
9 180 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 130 (3.73%) Windows 8
11 109 (3.13%) CentOS
12 93 (2.67%) Ubuntu
13 79 (2.27%) Apple iOS
14 75 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 65 (1.87%) Android
16 53 (1.52%) Mac OS
17 52 (1.49%) Mac OS X
18 49 (1.41%) Solaris
19 29 (0.83%) Debian
20 22 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (22.36%) ITIL
2 601 (17.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 488 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
4 407 (11.68%) DevOps
5 307 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
6 246 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 242 (6.95%) Change Management
8 230 (6.60%) Migration
9 221 (6.34%) Configuration Management
10 211 (6.06%) Service Delivery
11 205 (5.88%) Mentoring
12 178 (5.11%) Information Security
13 177 (5.08%) Patch Management
14 176 (5.05%) Load Balancing
15 175 (5.02%) Incident Management
16 160 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
17 153 (4.39%) Project Management
18 151 (4.33%) Network Design
19 146 (4.19%) Network Management
20 139 (3.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 744 (21.35%) PowerShell
2 476 (13.66%) Python
3 442 (12.69%) SQL
4 331 (9.50%) Bash Shell
5 165 (4.74%) Perl
6 140 (4.02%) C
7 138 (3.96%) Ruby
8 93 (2.67%) Java
9 85 (2.44%) PHP
10 74 (2.12%) JavaScript
11 68 (1.95%) C#
12 55 (1.58%) C++
13 51 (1.46%) Go
14 45 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 34 (0.98%) VBScript
16 26 (0.75%) T-SQL
17 24 (0.69%) R
18 22 (0.63%) VB
19 18 (0.52%) Rust
20 12 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 527 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
2 467 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 397 (11.39%) CCNA
4 370 (10.62%) Degree
5 312 (8.96%) CCNP
6 255 (7.32%) MCSE
7 229 (6.57%) MCSA
8 186 (5.34%) Security Cleared
9 108 (3.10%) MCP
10 102 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 101 (2.90%) SC Cleared
12 86 (2.47%) DV Cleared
13 76 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 65 (1.87%) DBS Check
15 59 (1.69%) JNCIP
16 57 (1.64%) JNCIS
17 54 (1.55%) CCIE
18 50 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
19 45 (1.29%) MCITP
20 42 (1.21%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (8.81%) SLA
2 148 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 85 (2.44%) ISO 9001
5 38 (1.09%) GDPR
6 28 (0.80%) QA
7 20 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 12 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.20%) COBIT
10 6 (0.17%) NIST
11 5 (0.14%) PMO
12 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.086%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.086%) NCSC
14 2 (0.057%) DICOM
14 2 (0.057%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.057%) FISMA
14 2 (0.057%) GxP
14 2 (0.057%) RMADS
14 2 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,214 (63.55%) Active Directory
2 873 (25.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 547 (15.70%) Hyper-V
4 257 (7.38%) vSphere
5 249 (7.15%) XenApp
6 228 (6.54%) XenDesktop
7 206 (5.91%) VMware ESXi
8 156 (4.48%) Docker
9 100 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
10 70 (2.01%) Firmware
11 67 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
12 63 (1.81%) NFS
13 53 (1.52%) Terminal Services
14 37 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 34 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
16 30 (0.86%) VMware NSX
17 28 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
18 22 (0.63%) DFS Replication
19 20 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
20 18 (0.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 411 (11.80%) SCCM
2 263 (7.55%) Ansible
3 210 (6.03%) Puppet
4 178 (5.11%) WSUS
5 146 (4.19%) Terraform
6 136 (3.90%) SCOM
7 116 (3.33%) Nagios
8 115 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 110 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
10 108 (3.10%) Kubernetes
11 106 (3.04%) FortiGate
12 61 (1.75%) vCenter Server
13 49 (1.41%) Backup Exec
14 44 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
15 41 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
16 39 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
17 36 (1.03%) vRealize
18 33 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
18 33 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 33 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,778 (51.03%) Microsoft
2 1,354 (38.86%) VMware
3 967 (27.76%) Cisco
4 609 (17.48%) Citrix
5 292 (8.38%) HP
6 230 (6.60%) Juniper
7 217 (6.23%) Palo Alto
8 187 (5.37%) Dell
9 179 (5.14%) Veeam
10 171 (4.91%) SolarWinds
11 167 (4.79%) Splunk
12 154 (4.42%) F5
13 147 (4.22%) Fortinet
14 146 (4.19%) CheckPoint
15 144 (4.13%) Symantec
16 118 (3.39%) Apple
17 111 (3.19%) Google
18 109 (3.13%) Red Hat
19 108 (3.10%) Meraki
20 102 (2.93%) ServiceNow