Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 139 126
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 -18
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,643 4,199 4,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.42% 2.51% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.11% 16.02% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,028 3,575 3,929
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 22,607 26,210 30,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.01% 15.70% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17,940 21,429 24,988
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 -18 1,507 £50,000 +2.04% 217
South East -2 711 £42,500 +13.33% 110
North of England -7 519 £37,500 +7.14% 128
East of England +47 379 £40,000 - 67
Midlands +22 356 £37,750 +7.86% 50
North West -16 265 £37,500 -1.32% 68
Yorkshire +6 226 £38,500 +13.24% 54
West Midlands +21 213 £40,000 +9.59% 36
South West -37 189 £33,500 -16.25% 48
East Midlands +35 143 £32,500 +3.17% 14
North East -15 28 £42,500 +70.00% 6
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 2,537 (69.64%) Windows
2 2,319 (63.66%) Active Directory
3 2,285 (62.72%) DHCP
4 1,903 (52.24%) Microsoft
5 1,653 (45.37%) Windows Server
6 1,498 (41.12%) VMware
7 1,319 (36.21%) TCP/IP
8 1,236 (33.93%) Firewall
9 1,109 (30.44%) Office 365
10 1,000 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 969 (26.60%) Microsoft Azure
12 932 (25.58%) Linux
13 928 (25.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 853 (23.41%) PowerShell
15 827 (22.70%) Cisco
16 816 (22.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 776 (21.30%) Hyper-V
18 768 (21.08%) MS Exchange
19 765 (21.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 743 (20.40%) VPN
21 710 (19.49%) ITIL
22 707 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
23 656 (18.01%) Windows 10
24 615 (16.88%) LAN
25 604 (16.58%) SQL
25 604 (16.58%) SQL Server
26 603 (16.55%) WAN
27 587 (16.11%) Finance
28 554 (15.21%) Citrix
29 541 (14.85%) Windows 7

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
1 768 (21.08%) MS Exchange
2 303 (8.32%) IIS
3 293 (8.04%) SharePoint
4 269 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 219 (6.01%) Skype for Business
6 202 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 178 (4.89%) Apache
8 95 (2.61%) nginx
9 93 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 84 (2.31%) Tomcat
11 72 (1.98%) OpenStack
12 56 (1.54%) CMS
12 56 (1.54%) Confluence
12 56 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
13 43 (1.18%) Apache Solr
14 42 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
15 37 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
16 30 (0.82%) WordPress
17 29 (0.80%) WebLogic
18 28 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 519 (14.25%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.082%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.082%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.055%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.055%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.055%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.027%) Maya
9 1 (0.027%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 13 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.33%) Magento
3 8 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.14%) Documaker
4 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.055%) assyst
7 2 (0.055%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.055%) Lawson
7 2 (0.055%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.055%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.055%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.027%) Maximo
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.027%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,109 (30.44%) Office 365
2 969 (26.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 707 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
4 232 (6.37%) SaaS
5 223 (6.12%) IaaS
6 164 (4.50%) PaaS
7 96 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 88 (2.42%) Mimecast
9 80 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 72 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
11 69 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
12 68 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 64 (1.76%) Amazon S3
14 61 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 60 (1.65%) G Suite
16 39 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
16 39 (1.07%) GitHub
17 29 (0.80%) Route 53
18 25 (0.69%) Serverless
19 22 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2,285 (62.72%) DHCP
2 1,319 (36.21%) TCP/IP
3 1,236 (33.93%) Firewall
4 743 (20.40%) VPN
5 615 (16.88%) LAN
6 603 (16.55%) WAN
7 434 (11.91%) SAN
8 360 (9.88%) Internet
9 346 (9.50%) VLAN
10 283 (7.77%) SSL
11 259 (7.11%) HTTP
12 254 (6.97%) VoIP
13 253 (6.94%) Wireless
14 244 (6.70%) Network Security
15 210 (5.76%) Skype
16 193 (5.30%) MPLS
17 185 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
18 177 (4.86%) BGP
19 151 (4.14%) OSPF
20 142 (3.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 170 (4.67%) MySQL
3 100 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 98 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
5 79 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 78 (2.14%) MongoDB
7 68 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 63 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 56 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
10 48 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 40 (1.10%) Big Data
11 40 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
12 39 (1.07%) Relational Database
13 36 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 32 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 30 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 24 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (0.55%) MariaDB
19 19 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 166 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 162 (4.45%) Jenkins
3 99 (2.72%) JIRA
4 63 (1.73%) Subversion
5 54 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
6 50 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 47 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 45 (1.24%) Vagrant
9 34 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (0.77%) MSBuild
11 26 (0.71%) Bitbucket
11 26 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 25 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
13 23 (0.63%) Maven
14 22 (0.60%) MSI
15 18 (0.49%) GitLab
15 18 (0.49%) GoCD
15 18 (0.49%) Visual Studio
16 14 (0.38%) Hudson
17 10 (0.27%) PEAR
General
1 587 (16.11%) Finance
2 157 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 135 (3.71%) Retail
4 108 (2.96%) Banking
5 86 (2.36%) Legal
6 60 (1.65%) Law
7 59 (1.62%) Marketing
8 56 (1.54%) Advertising
9 39 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.91%) Back Office
11 31 (0.85%) Publishing
12 29 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 26 (0.71%) Games
14 19 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.52%) French Language
15 17 (0.47%) Electronics
16 16 (0.44%) German Language
17 12 (0.33%) Swedish Language
18 8 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 600 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 596 (16.36%) Support Engineer
3 432 (11.86%) Analyst
4 318 (8.73%) IT Engineer
5 308 (8.45%) IT Support
6 266 (7.30%) Administrator
7 252 (6.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 245 (6.73%) Network Engineer
9 240 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 228 (6.26%) Support Analyst
11 213 (5.85%) Systems Engineer
12 210 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
13 192 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support
14 177 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
15 165 (4.53%) Architect
16 162 (4.45%) IT Support Engineer
17 152 (4.17%) Desktop Support
18 150 (4.12%) Windows Engineer
19 146 (4.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 136 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (4.89%) Web Services
2 146 (4.01%) LDAP
3 125 (3.43%) .NET
4 84 (2.31%) HTML
5 67 (1.84%) CSS
6 52 (1.43%) 802.1X
6 52 (1.43%) jQuery
7 49 (1.35%) REST
8 41 (1.13%) LAMP
9 38 (1.04%) XML
10 36 (0.99%) Node.js
11 33 (0.91%) .NET Framework
11 33 (0.91%) AngularJS
11 33 (0.91%) Middleware
12 32 (0.88%) ActiveMQ
13 31 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
14 29 (0.80%) React
15 26 (0.71%) ASP.NET
15 26 (0.71%) RESTful
15 26 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 446 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 287 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (6.62%) Self-Motivation
4 208 (5.71%) PKI
5 185 (5.08%) Management Information System
6 149 (4.09%) Clustering
7 131 (3.60%) Replication
8 105 (2.88%) Computer Science
9 85 (2.33%) Public Cloud
10 77 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
11 75 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
12 67 (1.84%) Driving Licence
13 52 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
14 51 (1.40%) Fintech
15 50 (1.37%) Private Cloud
16 44 (1.21%) iPad
17 40 (1.10%) Blackberry
17 40 (1.10%) Hedge funds
17 40 (1.10%) iPhone
18 35 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,537 (69.64%) Windows
2 1,653 (45.37%) Windows Server
3 932 (25.58%) Linux
4 928 (25.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 816 (22.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 656 (18.01%) Windows 10
7 541 (14.85%) Windows 7
8 215 (5.90%) Unix
9 203 (5.57%) Windows 8
10 190 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 136 (3.73%) CentOS
12 134 (3.68%) Mac OS X
13 107 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 106 (2.91%) Ubuntu
15 103 (2.83%) Android
16 93 (2.55%) Apple iOS
17 81 (2.22%) Mac OS
18 78 (2.14%) Solaris
19 64 (1.76%) Windows XP
20 45 (1.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (21.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 710 (19.49%) ITIL
3 504 (13.83%) DevOps
4 405 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
5 383 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
6 245 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 236 (6.48%) Migration
8 233 (6.40%) Configuration Management
9 231 (6.34%) Load Balancing
10 169 (4.64%) Mentoring
11 162 (4.45%) Project Management
12 160 (4.39%) Cybersecurity
13 157 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 157 (4.31%) Patch Management
13 157 (4.31%) Scrum
14 153 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
15 152 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
16 148 (4.06%) Information Security
16 148 (4.06%) Service Delivery
17 139 (3.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 853 (23.41%) PowerShell
2 604 (16.58%) SQL
3 465 (12.76%) Python
4 286 (7.85%) Java
5 274 (7.52%) Bash Shell
6 189 (5.19%) JavaScript
7 181 (4.97%) Perl
8 109 (2.99%) C#
9 107 (2.94%) Ruby
10 100 (2.74%) PHP
11 88 (2.42%) Shell Script
12 70 (1.92%) VBScript
13 60 (1.65%) C
14 40 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 37 (1.02%) Go
16 35 (0.96%) C++
17 14 (0.38%) Bourne shell
18 13 (0.36%) Korn
18 13 (0.36%) VBA
19 12 (0.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 436 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 364 (9.99%) Cisco Certification
3 334 (9.17%) Degree
4 293 (8.04%) MCSE
5 244 (6.70%) CCNA
6 170 (4.67%) CCNP
7 158 (4.34%) MCSA
7 158 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 118 (3.24%) MCP
9 111 (3.05%) Security Cleared
10 79 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 77 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 65 (1.78%) AWS Certification
13 60 (1.65%) MCITP
14 58 (1.59%) DBS Check
15 55 (1.51%) CISSP
16 50 (1.37%) SC Cleared
17 40 (1.10%) CCIE
17 40 (1.10%) GCIA
18 36 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.65%) SLA
2 107 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (2.66%) GDPR
4 48 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 43 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 34 (0.93%) QA
7 27 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (0.74%) PMO
8 24 (0.66%) HIPAA
9 18 (0.49%) SAS 70
10 17 (0.47%) FISMA
11 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.14%) COBIT
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.055%) Disclosure Scotland
16 1 (0.027%) ISO 14001
16 1 (0.027%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2,319 (63.66%) Active Directory
2 1,000 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 776 (21.30%) Hyper-V
4 258 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
5 222 (6.09%) XenApp
6 215 (5.90%) Docker
7 204 (5.60%) vSphere
8 129 (3.54%) XenDesktop
9 100 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
10 79 (2.17%) Terminal Services
11 73 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
12 60 (1.65%) XenServer
13 58 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
14 52 (1.43%) NFS
15 45 (1.24%) Firmware
16 44 (1.21%) KVM
17 39 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
18 38 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 36 (0.99%) Xen
20 33 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 521 (14.30%) SCCM
2 327 (8.98%) Puppet
3 273 (7.49%) Ansible
4 262 (7.19%) SCOM
5 241 (6.62%) Opscode Chef
6 141 (3.87%) Terraform
7 118 (3.24%) Backup Exec
7 118 (3.24%) WSUS
8 117 (3.21%) Nagios
9 91 (2.50%) Kubernetes
10 70 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 68 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
12 65 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
13 57 (1.56%) ZABBIX
14 56 (1.54%) vCenter Server
15 47 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
16 44 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
17 39 (1.07%) NetBackup
18 35 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
19 31 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,903 (52.24%) Microsoft
2 1,498 (41.12%) VMware
3 827 (22.70%) Cisco
4 554 (15.21%) Citrix
5 347 (9.53%) HP
6 214 (5.87%) Dell
7 213 (5.85%) Veeam
8 183 (5.02%) Red Hat
9 180 (4.94%) Juniper
10 179 (4.91%) SolarWinds
11 163 (4.47%) Apple
12 154 (4.23%) McAfee
13 146 (4.01%) Oracle
14 143 (3.93%) NetApp
15 137 (3.76%) Google
16 131 (3.60%) Symantec
17 128 (3.51%) Splunk
18 122 (3.35%) CheckPoint
19 117 (3.21%) F5
20 109 (2.99%) IBM