Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 149 141
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8 -9
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,970 3,285 3,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.64% 2.35% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.42% 15.43% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,333 2,646 3,319
England median annual salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.68% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,188 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +2.41%

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 17,047 21,290 25,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.23% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,594 16,744 20,559
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +26 1,135 £47,500 -5.00% 196
South East +36 691 £40,000 -11.11% 161
North of England -14 357 £37,000 +2.78% 150
Midlands +37 327 £32,500 -23.53% 115
South West +88 255 £37,750 +3.42% 72
West Midlands +28 238 £32,500 -23.53% 77
North West +10 220 £32,500 - 92
East of England -32 196 £42,500 +6.25% 83
Yorkshire -15 123 £40,000 - 51
East Midlands +17 88 £37,500 -6.25% 37
North East +5 14 £35,000 -40.91% 7
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 2,089 (70.34%) Windows
2 1,970 (66.33%) DHCP
3 1,861 (62.66%) Active Directory
4 1,624 (54.68%) Microsoft
5 1,181 (39.76%) Office 365
6 1,174 (39.53%) VMware
7 1,132 (38.11%) Windows Server
8 1,116 (37.58%) Firewall
9 1,100 (37.04%) TCP/IP
10 897 (30.20%) Azure
11 814 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 748 (25.19%) Cisco
13 680 (22.90%) PowerShell
14 670 (22.56%) WAN
15 652 (21.95%) LAN
16 645 (21.72%) Linux
17 631 (21.25%) ITIL
18 601 (20.24%) VPN
19 571 (19.23%) MS Exchange
20 565 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
21 543 (18.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 537 (18.08%) Windows 10
23 530 (17.85%) Citrix
24 485 (16.33%) Finance
25 477 (16.06%) Hyper-V
26 456 (15.35%) AWS
27 447 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
28 424 (14.28%) Windows Server 2008
29 408 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
30 399 (13.43%) 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
1 571 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 273 (9.19%) SharePoint
3 233 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 229 (7.71%) IIS
5 208 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 103 (3.47%) Skype for Business
7 73 (2.46%) Apache
8 62 (2.09%) Confluence
9 60 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 42 (1.41%) nginx
11 38 (1.28%) Tomcat
12 33 (1.11%) CMS
13 29 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (0.77%) WordPress
15 20 (0.67%) Drupal
15 20 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.40%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.37%) SAS
18 9 (0.30%) WebLogic
19 7 (0.24%) GlassFish
Applications
1 393 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.13%) Gephi
8 4 (0.13%) InDesign
9 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.10%) FileZilla
9 3 (0.10%) Gliffy
9 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 13 (0.44%) Magento
3 11 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.27%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.24%) Exchequer
6 5 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.17%) Line 50
6 5 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.13%) Shopify
8 3 (0.10%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.067%) SnowdropKCS
9 2 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.034%) Carpe Diem
10 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1,181 (39.76%) Office 365
2 897 (30.20%) Azure
3 456 (15.35%) AWS
4 138 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 121 (4.07%) SaaS
6 104 (3.50%) IaaS
7 80 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
8 70 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
8 70 (2.36%) OneDrive
9 69 (2.32%) GCP
10 61 (2.05%) PaaS
11 56 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 53 (1.78%) Amazon S3
13 45 (1.52%) Serverless
14 44 (1.48%) Mimecast
15 38 (1.28%) G Suite
16 36 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
17 35 (1.18%) Route 53
18 32 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
19 31 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1,970 (66.33%) DHCP
2 1,116 (37.58%) Firewall
3 1,100 (37.04%) TCP/IP
4 670 (22.56%) WAN
5 652 (21.95%) LAN
6 601 (20.24%) VPN
7 338 (11.38%) VLAN
8 307 (10.34%) VoIP
9 299 (10.07%) SAN
10 287 (9.66%) Internet
11 273 (9.19%) Wireless
12 199 (6.70%) HTTP
13 165 (5.56%) BGP
14 161 (5.42%) Network Security
14 161 (5.42%) SSL
15 142 (4.78%) Wi-Fi
16 136 (4.58%) MPLS
17 133 (4.48%) OSPF
18 125 (4.21%) Skype
18 125 (4.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (3.27%) MySQL
3 63 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
4 37 (1.25%) Big Data
5 34 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 34 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 27 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (0.84%) Hadoop
9 20 (0.67%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (0.44%) Redis
14 11 (0.37%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.37%) MariaDB
14 11 (0.37%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 132 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 128 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 124 (4.18%) JIRA
4 33 (1.11%) Bitbucket
5 29 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 25 (0.84%) GitLab
7 25 (0.84%) Subversion
8 24 (0.81%) Maven
8 24 (0.81%) SonarQube
8 24 (0.81%) Zephyr
9 23 (0.77%) Selenium
9 23 (0.77%) TestRail
10 21 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (0.67%) Artifactory
12 19 (0.64%) Chocolatey
13 16 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (0.51%) Bower
14 15 (0.51%) GDB
14 15 (0.51%) MSBuild
General
1 485 (16.33%) Finance
2 151 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 98 (3.30%) Retail
4 93 (3.13%) Law
5 65 (2.19%) Banking
6 64 (2.15%) Legal
6 64 (2.15%) Public Sector
7 49 (1.65%) Marketing
8 48 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.31%) Advertising
10 38 (1.28%) Games
11 18 (0.61%) Electronics
12 16 (0.54%) Back Office
12 16 (0.54%) Billing
12 16 (0.54%) French Language
12 16 (0.54%) Police
13 13 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.44%) Military
14 12 (0.40%) Fire and Rescue
14 12 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 460 (15.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 407 (13.70%) Support Engineer
3 354 (11.92%) Analyst
4 330 (11.11%) IT Support
5 326 (10.98%) IT Engineer
6 302 (10.17%) Network Engineer
7 176 (5.93%) Administrator
8 167 (5.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 167 (5.62%) IT Support Engineer
9 157 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
10 149 (5.02%) Support Analyst
11 148 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
12 141 (4.75%) 3rd Line Support
12 141 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
13 111 (3.74%) Architect
14 104 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 104 (3.50%) Support Technician
15 102 (3.43%) Windows Engineer
16 98 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
17 88 (2.96%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (4.55%) LDAP
2 57 (1.92%) .NET
3 52 (1.75%) Web Services
4 51 (1.72%) Node.js
5 48 (1.62%) LAMP
6 46 (1.55%) Kafka
7 44 (1.48%) HTML
8 43 (1.45%) CSS
9 41 (1.38%) REST
10 40 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
11 30 (1.01%) XML
12 24 (0.81%) WSH
13 23 (0.77%) AngularJS
14 19 (0.64%) JSON
15 17 (0.57%) SAML
16 16 (0.54%) SOAP
17 15 (0.51%) 802.1X
17 15 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
18 13 (0.44%) ADO
19 12 (0.40%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 351 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 188 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 181 (6.09%) Self-Motivation
4 104 (3.50%) Clustering
5 85 (2.86%) PKI
6 74 (2.49%) Replication
7 64 (2.15%) Public Cloud
8 61 (2.05%) User Experience
9 52 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 50 (1.68%) Private Cloud
11 47 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
12 44 (1.48%) Blackberry
13 42 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
14 39 (1.31%) Driving Licence
15 34 (1.14%) Smartphone
16 29 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
17 24 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 22 (0.74%) Cloud Native
18 22 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,089 (70.34%) Windows
2 1,132 (38.11%) Windows Server
3 645 (21.72%) Linux
4 565 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 537 (18.08%) Windows 10
6 424 (14.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 292 (9.83%) Windows 7
8 159 (5.35%) Unix
9 138 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 134 (4.51%) Windows 8
11 88 (2.96%) Apple iOS
12 71 (2.39%) CentOS
13 65 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 61 (2.05%) Android
15 49 (1.65%) Mac OS X
15 49 (1.65%) Ubuntu
16 48 (1.62%) Solaris
17 46 (1.55%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.54%) Debian
19 14 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (21.25%) ITIL
2 543 (18.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 447 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
4 359 (12.09%) DevOps
5 279 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
6 202 (6.80%) Migration
7 188 (6.33%) Configuration Management
8 185 (6.23%) Change Management
9 183 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 176 (5.93%) Mentoring
11 171 (5.76%) Load Balancing
12 170 (5.72%) Project Management
13 167 (5.62%) Information Security
14 144 (4.85%) Cybersecurity
15 140 (4.71%) Patch Management
16 132 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
17 120 (4.04%) Project Delivery
18 119 (4.01%) Service Delivery
19 115 (3.87%) Server Management
19 115 (3.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 680 (22.90%) PowerShell
2 399 (13.43%) SQL
3 371 (12.49%) Python
4 223 (7.51%) Bash Shell
5 131 (4.41%) Ruby
6 114 (3.84%) C
6 114 (3.84%) Java
7 106 (3.57%) Perl
8 92 (3.10%) PHP
9 90 (3.03%) C#
10 78 (2.63%) JavaScript
11 55 (1.85%) C++
12 47 (1.58%) VBScript
13 40 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.14%) Go
15 30 (1.01%) T-SQL
16 25 (0.84%) R
17 21 (0.71%) VB
18 16 (0.54%) Rust
19 12 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 408 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 320 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
3 288 (9.70%) Degree
4 226 (7.61%) CCNA
5 211 (7.10%) MCSE
6 193 (6.50%) MCSA
7 178 (5.99%) Security Cleared
8 174 (5.86%) CCNP
9 117 (3.94%) MCP
10 92 (3.10%) SC Cleared
11 75 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 69 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
13 61 (2.05%) DV Cleared
14 48 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
15 43 (1.45%) MCITP
16 37 (1.25%) DBS Check
16 37 (1.25%) RHCE
17 36 (1.21%) JNCIP
18 32 (1.08%) JNCIS
19 31 (1.04%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (10.98%) SLA
2 104 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (0.81%) QA
6 21 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.67%) GDPR
7 20 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (0.34%) COBIT
9 9 (0.30%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.17%) NIST
11 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.10%) GxP
12 3 (0.10%) NCSC
12 3 (0.10%) WCAG
13 2 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.067%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.067%) FISMA
13 2 (0.067%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,861 (62.66%) Active Directory
2 814 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 477 (16.06%) Hyper-V
4 239 (8.05%) vSphere
5 221 (7.44%) XenApp
6 192 (6.46%) VMware ESXi
7 178 (5.99%) XenDesktop
8 133 (4.48%) Docker
9 98 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
10 61 (2.05%) Firmware
11 60 (2.02%) NFS
12 52 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
13 47 (1.58%) Terminal Services
14 28 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
15 22 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
16 21 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 20 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
18 16 (0.54%) VMware NSX
19 13 (0.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 376 (12.66%) SCCM
2 229 (7.71%) Ansible
3 163 (5.49%) Puppet
4 148 (4.98%) Terraform
5 139 (4.68%) SCOM
6 132 (4.44%) WSUS
7 98 (3.30%) Kubernetes
8 93 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 85 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
10 84 (2.83%) vCenter Server
11 51 (1.72%) Backup Exec
12 49 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
13 46 (1.55%) Nagios
14 42 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
15 34 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
16 32 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
17 28 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 27 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
19 26 (0.88%) NetBackup
19 26 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,624 (54.68%) Microsoft
2 1,174 (39.53%) VMware
3 748 (25.19%) Cisco
4 530 (17.85%) Citrix
5 245 (8.25%) HP
6 220 (7.41%) Juniper
7 174 (5.86%) SolarWinds
8 155 (5.22%) Veeam
9 137 (4.61%) CheckPoint
10 134 (4.51%) Dell
11 133 (4.48%) F5
12 131 (4.41%) Palo Alto
13 126 (4.24%) Splunk
14 113 (3.80%) Google
15 111 (3.74%) Apple
16 104 (3.50%) Oracle
17 100 (3.37%) Symantec
18 98 (3.30%) NetApp
19 91 (3.06%) McAfee
20 90 (3.03%) ServiceNow