Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 112 142
Rank change year-on-year -21 +30 -8
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,134 3,887 3,806
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.47% 3.02% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.71% 19.06% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 2,987 3,267
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +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 7,219 20,397 23,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.75% 15.87% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5,751 15,550 18,622
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -19 447 £62,500 +25.00% 45
South East +15 237 £47,500 +18.75% 68
North of England -51 191 £37,500 - 79
Midlands +25 131 £41,000 +3.75% 50
North West -28 96 £43,750 +16.67% 45
West Midlands -3 93 £42,500 +6.25% 29
South West -9 72 £50,000 +21.95% 40
Yorkshire -47 69 £35,000 -11.95% 30
East of England -38 45 £35,000 -17.65% 30
East Midlands +61 38 £37,500 +10.29% 21
North East +27 26 £37,500 -5.06% 4
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 740 (65.26%) Windows
2 713 (62.87%) Active Directory
3 692 (61.02%) DHCP
4 606 (53.44%) Microsoft
5 485 (42.77%) VMware
6 457 (40.30%) Windows Server
7 426 (37.57%) Firewall
8 416 (36.68%) Azure
9 400 (35.27%) Office 365
10 367 (32.36%) TCP/IP
11 321 (28.31%) PowerShell
12 316 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 286 (25.22%) Cisco
14 268 (23.63%) Linux
15 258 (22.75%) AWS
16 248 (21.87%) WAN
17 243 (21.43%) Hyper-V
18 233 (20.55%) ITIL
19 221 (19.49%) LAN
19 221 (19.49%) VPN
20 207 (18.25%) Citrix
21 192 (16.93%) Data Centre
21 192 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 191 (16.84%) Python
23 186 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
24 175 (15.43%) Finance
25 172 (15.17%) Windows 10
26 171 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
27 168 (14.81%) Windows Server 2016
28 165 (14.55%) SAN

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
1 157 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 109 (9.61%) SharePoint
3 83 (7.32%) IIS
4 55 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (4.59%) Skype for Business
6 31 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.85%) Confluence
9 17 (1.50%) Apache
10 16 (1.41%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.62%) CMS
13 6 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.35%) JBoss
14 4 (0.35%) Resin
14 4 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.35%) WordPress
15 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 127 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 28 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.59%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.35%) FastStats
3 4 (0.35%) Magento
3 4 (0.35%) Unica
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.088%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 416 (36.68%) Azure
2 400 (35.27%) Office 365
3 258 (22.75%) AWS
4 127 (11.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 93 (8.20%) IaaS
6 89 (7.85%) SaaS
7 83 (7.32%) PaaS
8 59 (5.20%) Serverless
9 45 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
9 45 (3.97%) Route 53
10 33 (2.91%) GCP
11 32 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
12 31 (2.73%) Azure Functions
13 29 (2.56%) Power Platform
14 27 (2.38%) PowerApps
15 26 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 26 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
16 25 (2.20%) Slack
16 25 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 23 (2.03%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 692 (61.02%) DHCP
2 426 (37.57%) Firewall
3 367 (32.36%) TCP/IP
4 248 (21.87%) WAN
5 221 (19.49%) LAN
5 221 (19.49%) VPN
6 165 (14.55%) SAN
7 123 (10.85%) VLAN
8 122 (10.76%) VoIP
9 118 (10.41%) Internet
10 104 (9.17%) Network Security
11 96 (8.47%) Wireless
12 90 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
13 71 (6.26%) BGP
14 69 (6.08%) HTTP
15 67 (5.91%) OSPF
16 60 (5.29%) MPLS
17 59 (5.20%) Fibre Channel
18 57 (5.03%) Remote Desktop
19 54 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.94%) MySQL
3 38 (3.35%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 12 (1.06%) Redis
7 11 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.35%) Big Data
11 4 (0.35%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.35%) GIS
11 4 (0.35%) QGIS
12 3 (0.26%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.26%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (4.94%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.53%) Jenkins
3 31 (2.73%) JIRA
4 14 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.88%) Gerrit
6 9 (0.79%) Artifactory
6 9 (0.79%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.62%) GitLab
7 7 (0.62%) Subversion
8 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.26%) GoCD
8 3 (0.26%) Maven
8 3 (0.26%) Selenium
8 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.18%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.18%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 175 (15.43%) Finance
2 35 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.00%) Law
4 32 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 30 (2.65%) Legal
6 24 (2.12%) Banking
7 14 (1.23%) Games
8 12 (1.06%) Marketing
8 12 (1.06%) Public Sector
9 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.88%) Retail
10 9 (0.79%) Advertising
11 8 (0.71%) Military
12 7 (0.62%) Back Office
12 7 (0.62%) Publishing
13 6 (0.53%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.35%) Housing Association
15 3 (0.26%) Electronics
16 2 (0.18%) Automotive
16 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 155 (13.67%) Network Engineer
2 146 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 118 (10.41%) Analyst
3 118 (10.41%) Support Engineer
4 107 (9.44%) IT Engineer
5 74 (6.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 62 (5.47%) IT Support
7 60 (5.29%) Architect
8 58 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 58 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 56 (4.94%) Server Engineer
9 56 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
10 53 (4.67%) Senior Network Engineer
11 49 (4.32%) Administrator
12 48 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
13 47 (4.14%) Cloud Engineer
14 43 (3.79%) IT Analyst
15 41 (3.62%) Consultant
16 38 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 37 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.97%) LDAP
2 33 (2.91%) Web Services
3 31 (2.73%) .NET
4 18 (1.59%) 802.1X
5 15 (1.32%) XML
6 14 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (1.23%) HTML
7 13 (1.15%) YAML
8 11 (0.97%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.79%) CSS
10 7 (0.62%) JSON
10 7 (0.62%) RESTful
10 7 (0.62%) WebRTC
11 6 (0.53%) LAMP
11 6 (0.53%) Node.js
11 6 (0.53%) REST
12 5 (0.44%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.44%) Kafka
12 5 (0.44%) Middleware
13 4 (0.35%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 192 (16.93%) Data Centre
2 67 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 53 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (4.50%) Cloud Native
6 46 (4.06%) Replication
7 45 (3.97%) Clustering
8 41 (3.62%) PKI
9 39 (3.44%) Public Cloud
10 34 (3.00%) Driving Licence
11 18 (1.59%) FMCG
12 16 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 16 (1.41%) Fat Client
12 16 (1.41%) Thin Client
12 16 (1.41%) User Experience
13 15 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.23%) CMDB
15 13 (1.15%) NHS
16 12 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
17 11 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 740 (65.26%) Windows
2 457 (40.30%) Windows Server
3 268 (23.63%) Linux
4 186 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 172 (15.17%) Windows 10
6 171 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 168 (14.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 101 (8.91%) Windows 7
9 76 (6.70%) Windows Server 2019
10 66 (5.82%) Unix
11 59 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (4.32%) CentOS
13 36 (3.17%) Windows 8
14 35 (3.09%) Mac OS X
15 34 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 27 (2.38%) Ubuntu
17 23 (2.03%) Debian
18 22 (1.94%) Android
19 15 (1.32%) Solaris
20 11 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (20.55%) ITIL
2 192 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 151 (13.32%) DevOps
4 118 (10.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 113 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
6 102 (8.99%) Information Security
7 86 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (7.32%) Change Management
9 68 (6.00%) Project Delivery
10 66 (5.82%) Migration
11 61 (5.38%) Task Automation
12 60 (5.29%) Server Management
13 55 (4.85%) Project Management
14 54 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
15 52 (4.59%) B2B
15 52 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
16 51 (4.50%) Patch Management
17 49 (4.32%) Configuration Management
18 47 (4.14%) Problem Management
19 45 (3.97%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 321 (28.31%) PowerShell
2 191 (16.84%) Python
3 128 (11.29%) SQL
4 67 (5.91%) Bash Shell
5 48 (4.23%) Java
6 45 (3.97%) Ruby
7 39 (3.44%) Perl
8 32 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 31 (2.73%) C#
10 26 (2.29%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.94%) Go
12 20 (1.76%) PHP
13 19 (1.68%) VB.NET
13 19 (1.68%) VBScript
14 14 (1.23%) C
15 13 (1.15%) VB
16 11 (0.97%) Groovy
17 9 (0.79%) JavaScript
17 9 (0.79%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 149 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
3 100 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 96 (8.47%) MCSA
5 91 (8.02%) MCSE
6 90 (7.94%) CCNA
7 77 (6.79%) Degree
8 56 (4.94%) CCNP
9 55 (4.85%) SC Cleared
10 47 (4.14%) DV Cleared
11 34 (3.00%) Server+ Certification
12 28 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (2.12%) MCP
15 19 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
16 18 (1.59%) MCITP
17 16 (1.41%) AWS Certification
18 14 (1.23%) CISSP
19 11 (0.97%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.67%) SLA
2 58 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (4.50%) GDPR
4 21 (1.85%) NIST
5 18 (1.59%) NIST 800
6 11 (0.97%) QA
7 10 (0.88%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.088%) PMO
System Software
1 713 (62.87%) Active Directory
2 316 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 243 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 112 (9.88%) vSphere
5 88 (7.76%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (4.32%) Docker
7 45 (3.97%) XenApp
8 44 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
9 42 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (2.38%) XenDesktop
11 25 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 19 (1.68%) VMware Server
12 19 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.41%) NFS
15 14 (1.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 13 (1.15%) DFS Replication
17 12 (1.06%) Firmware
17 12 (1.06%) VMware NSX
18 7 (0.62%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 148 (13.05%) SCCM
2 109 (9.61%) Ansible
3 98 (8.64%) Terraform
4 91 (8.02%) WSUS
5 84 (7.41%) Puppet
6 69 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
7 52 (4.59%) Kubernetes
8 48 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 48 (4.23%) SCOM
9 34 (3.00%) Nagios
10 29 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
11 26 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 26 (2.29%) SCVMM
12 24 (2.12%) Backup Exec
13 22 (1.94%) NetBackup
14 19 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (1.41%) vCenter Server
16 14 (1.23%) PowerCLI
17 13 (1.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 11 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 606 (53.44%) Microsoft
2 485 (42.77%) VMware
3 286 (25.22%) Cisco
4 207 (18.25%) Citrix
5 114 (10.05%) HP
6 84 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 71 (6.26%) Palo Alto
8 68 (6.00%) Veeam
9 61 (5.38%) Dell
10 53 (4.67%) F5
10 53 (4.67%) Meraki
10 53 (4.67%) NetApp
11 51 (4.50%) SolarWinds
12 47 (4.14%) Avaya
13 45 (3.97%) EMC
14 41 (3.62%) Red Hat
15 40 (3.53%) Symantec
16 36 (3.17%) Juniper
17 34 (3.00%) Adobe
17 34 (3.00%) Salesforce.com