Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 176 125 121
Rank change year-on-year -51 -4 +29
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,312 1,460 3,156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.12% 2.64% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.81% 18.30% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,953 1,225 2,524
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,763 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%

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 14,620 7,979 17,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 14.43% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,650 6,428 14,273
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -55 827 £55,000 -8.33% 189
North of England -54 419 £40,000 +6.67% 147
South East -50 417 £42,500 -12.82% 95
Midlands -6 323 £38,000 -5.00% 73
West Midlands -2 205 £42,500 +3.66% 47
North West -58 193 £39,000 -7.14% 77
Yorkshire -37 180 £42,500 +30.77% 56
South West -41 164 £37,500 -11.76% 55
East of England +2 151 £38,500 +14.07% 43
East Midlands -4 117 £37,500 - 26
North East -15 46 £35,000 -12.50% 14
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 1,429 (61.81%) DHCP
2 1,336 (57.79%) Windows
3 1,234 (53.37%) Active Directory
4 1,078 (46.63%) Microsoft
5 955 (41.31%) Azure
6 903 (39.06%) Microsoft 365
7 854 (36.94%) Firewall
8 824 (35.64%) Windows Server
9 756 (32.70%) Social Skills
10 728 (31.49%) VMware
11 664 (28.72%) TCP/IP
12 546 (23.62%) Linux
13 518 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 512 (22.15%) Cisco
15 494 (21.37%) AWS
16 493 (21.32%) PowerShell
17 451 (19.51%) VPN
18 432 (18.69%) ITIL
19 419 (18.12%) Problem-Solving
20 417 (18.04%) WAN
21 403 (17.43%) LAN
22 399 (17.26%) Windows 10
23 343 (14.84%) Hyper-V
24 341 (14.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 334 (14.45%) DevOps
26 326 (14.10%) Python
27 323 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
28 321 (13.88%) VLAN
29 298 (12.89%) SQL
30 291 (12.59%) SharePoint

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
1 291 (12.59%) SharePoint
2 210 (9.08%) MS Exchange
3 195 (8.43%) IIS
4 69 (2.98%) CMS
5 59 (2.55%) WordPress
6 58 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
8 44 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 44 (1.90%) Skype for Business
9 43 (1.86%) Apache
9 43 (1.86%) nginx
10 33 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 30 (1.30%) Confluence
12 27 (1.17%) JBoss
13 22 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
14 20 (0.87%) Drupal
15 19 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
16 17 (0.74%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.43%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 270 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.087%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.95%) Magento
2 16 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 15 (0.65%) Sentinel
4 12 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.52%) Shopify
5 8 (0.35%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.17%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.087%) Relativity
8 2 (0.087%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 2 (0.087%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.087%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.087%) Unica
9 1 (0.043%) Alphatax
9 1 (0.043%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 955 (41.31%) Azure
2 903 (39.06%) Microsoft 365
3 494 (21.37%) AWS
4 235 (10.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 168 (7.27%) SaaS
6 147 (6.36%) IaaS
7 144 (6.23%) PaaS
8 137 (5.93%) OneDrive
9 113 (4.89%) Amazon EC2
10 104 (4.50%) GCP
11 80 (3.46%) Amazon S3
12 71 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
13 64 (2.77%) Serverless
14 63 (2.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 60 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
16 55 (2.38%) Mimecast
17 52 (2.25%) Google Workspace
18 47 (2.03%) CloudFront
19 46 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
20 45 (1.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,429 (61.81%) DHCP
2 854 (36.94%) Firewall
3 664 (28.72%) TCP/IP
4 451 (19.51%) VPN
5 417 (18.04%) WAN
6 403 (17.43%) LAN
7 321 (13.88%) VLAN
8 213 (9.21%) Wireless
9 209 (9.04%) HTTP
10 205 (8.87%) Network Security
11 199 (8.61%) SAN
12 180 (7.79%) BGP
13 175 (7.57%) Wi-Fi
14 160 (6.92%) Internet
15 140 (6.06%) MPLS
15 140 (6.06%) SSL
16 129 (5.58%) VoIP
17 98 (4.24%) OSPF
18 97 (4.20%) Ethernet
19 94 (4.07%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 125 (5.41%) MySQL
3 89 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
4 87 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (3.07%) Redis
6 45 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 42 (1.82%) NoSQL
8 40 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 38 (1.64%) Amazon Athena
10 21 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
11 19 (0.82%) Power BI
12 18 (0.78%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.74%) SQL Server 2019
14 16 (0.69%) MariaDB
15 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.52%) MongoDB
17 9 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.35%) InfluxDB
18 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
19 7 (0.30%) ArangoDB
Development Applications
1 121 (5.23%) Git (software)
2 86 (3.72%) JIRA
3 84 (3.63%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.60%) CircleCI
5 33 (1.43%) Selenium
6 32 (1.38%) Bitbucket
7 20 (0.87%) GitLab
8 16 (0.69%) Maven
9 15 (0.65%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.61%) Gradle
11 11 (0.48%) Ant
11 11 (0.48%) Subversion
12 10 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.43%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.30%) MSI
13 7 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.26%) Travis CI
14 6 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 756 (32.70%) Social Skills
2 237 (10.25%) Finance
3 204 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (4.80%) Retail
5 81 (3.50%) Telecoms
6 69 (2.98%) Presentation Skills
7 66 (2.85%) Public Sector
8 58 (2.51%) Banking
9 56 (2.42%) Automotive
10 54 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
11 52 (2.25%) Manufacturing
11 52 (2.25%) Marketing
12 51 (2.21%) Law
13 50 (2.16%) Legal
14 46 (1.99%) Documentation Skills
15 29 (1.25%) Back Office
16 22 (0.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 18 (0.78%) Games
18 16 (0.69%) Publishing
19 15 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 325 (14.06%) Support Engineer
2 318 (13.75%) Analyst
3 270 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 268 (11.59%) IT Engineer
5 235 (10.16%) IT Support
6 222 (9.60%) Network Engineer
7 139 (6.01%) Support Analyst
8 136 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 132 (5.71%) Architect
10 131 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
11 128 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
12 103 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 98 (4.24%) Administrator
14 95 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 89 (3.85%) Developer
16 84 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
17 83 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
17 83 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
18 82 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 69 (2.98%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (3.94%) .NET
2 70 (3.03%) HTML
3 62 (2.68%) CSS
4 61 (2.64%) RESTful
5 58 (2.51%) LDAP
6 48 (2.08%) WebSockets
7 40 (1.73%) 802.1X
8 38 (1.64%) Django
8 38 (1.64%) FastAPI
8 38 (1.64%) Flask
8 38 (1.64%) SQLAlchemy
9 32 (1.38%) Celery
9 32 (1.38%) pytest
10 30 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (1.25%) Kafka
12 28 (1.21%) AngularJS
13 27 (1.17%) React
13 27 (1.17%) REST
13 27 (1.17%) Web Services
14 23 (0.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 262 (11.33%) Data Centre
2 142 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
3 108 (4.67%) PKI
4 105 (4.54%) Management Information System
5 96 (4.15%) User Experience
6 89 (3.85%) Replication
7 68 (2.94%) Public Cloud
8 65 (2.81%) Driving Licence
9 53 (2.29%) Clustering
10 47 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
10 47 (2.03%) Video\Live Streaming
11 38 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 33 (1.43%) Cloud Native
13 32 (1.38%) Video on Demand
14 31 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 29 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
16 23 (0.99%) Smartphone
17 22 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
18 20 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
18 20 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,336 (57.79%) Windows
2 824 (35.64%) Windows Server
3 546 (23.62%) Linux
4 399 (17.26%) Windows 10
5 323 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 274 (11.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 221 (9.56%) Windows Server 2019
8 174 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 118 (5.10%) Unix
10 89 (3.85%) Windows 7
11 79 (3.42%) CentOS
12 70 (3.03%) Mac OS
13 69 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 62 (2.68%) Ubuntu
15 58 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
16 52 (2.25%) Android
16 52 (2.25%) Mac OS X
17 43 (1.86%) Apple iOS
18 24 (1.04%) Windows XP
19 18 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (18.69%) ITIL
2 419 (18.12%) Problem-Solving
3 341 (14.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 334 (14.45%) DevOps
5 244 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
6 204 (8.82%) Migration
7 179 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 162 (7.01%) Project Management
9 158 (6.83%) Change Management
10 157 (6.79%) Load Balancing
11 138 (5.97%) Cybersecurity
11 138 (5.97%) Service Delivery
12 134 (5.80%) Computer Science
13 117 (5.06%) Service Management
14 116 (5.02%) Infrastructure as Code
15 114 (4.93%) Project Delivery
16 113 (4.89%) SIEM
17 110 (4.76%) Mentoring
18 108 (4.67%) Incident Management
19 103 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 493 (21.32%) PowerShell
2 326 (14.10%) Python
3 298 (12.89%) SQL
4 140 (6.06%) Bash
5 120 (5.19%) PHP
6 94 (4.07%) JavaScript
7 86 (3.72%) Perl
8 79 (3.42%) Shell Script
9 78 (3.37%) Java
10 54 (2.34%) C#
11 38 (1.64%) Ruby
12 31 (1.34%) C
13 22 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 20 (0.87%) R
15 18 (0.78%) C++
16 17 (0.74%) C-shell
17 16 (0.69%) Go
18 15 (0.65%) VBScript
19 13 (0.56%) TypeScript
20 9 (0.39%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 236 (10.21%) Degree
2 216 (9.34%) Cisco Certification
3 193 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 145 (6.27%) CCNA
5 125 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 107 (4.63%) MCSA
7 97 (4.20%) MCSE
8 88 (3.81%) SC Cleared
9 87 (3.76%) CCNP
10 69 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 53 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
12 52 (2.25%) MCP
13 39 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 34 (1.47%) CISSP
15 33 (1.43%) Network+ Certification
16 31 (1.34%) A+ Certification
17 29 (1.25%) CCIE
18 27 (1.17%) DV Cleared
19 26 (1.12%) MCTS
20 23 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (8.65%) SLA
2 79 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.95%) GDPR
4 27 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (0.91%) Accessibility
6 21 (0.91%) NIST
6 21 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.56%) PMO
8 11 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 10 (0.43%) QA
10 9 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.26%) WCAG
12 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.17%) ITGC
13 4 (0.17%) NCSC
14 2 (0.087%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,234 (53.37%) Active Directory
2 518 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 343 (14.84%) Hyper-V
4 186 (8.04%) Docker
5 154 (6.66%) vSphere
6 121 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (2.55%) XenApp
8 58 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
9 57 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 34 (1.47%) XenDesktop
11 33 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
12 32 (1.38%) iptables
13 21 (0.91%) Firmware
14 20 (0.87%) NFS
15 19 (0.82%) Terminal Services
16 17 (0.74%) BitLocker
17 16 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.56%) KVM
18 13 (0.56%) Snort
19 12 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 233 (10.08%) SCCM
2 232 (10.03%) Terraform
3 203 (8.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 182 (7.87%) Ansible
5 156 (6.75%) Kubernetes
6 109 (4.71%) WSUS
7 76 (3.29%) Puppet
8 64 (2.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 56 (2.42%) Grafana
10 55 (2.38%) SCOM
11 46 (1.99%) Jamf Pro
12 44 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
12 44 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
13 39 (1.69%) HAProxy
14 38 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
15 35 (1.51%) SolarWinds Orion
16 34 (1.47%) NetBackup
17 33 (1.43%) vCenter Server
18 32 (1.38%) Nagios
18 32 (1.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,078 (46.63%) Microsoft
2 728 (31.49%) VMware
3 512 (22.15%) Cisco
4 237 (10.25%) Citrix
5 198 (8.56%) Veeam
6 125 (5.41%) SolarWinds
7 119 (5.15%) Dell
8 108 (4.67%) HP
9 105 (4.54%) Juniper
9 105 (4.54%) Meraki
10 97 (4.20%) Splunk
11 92 (3.98%) Oracle
11 92 (3.98%) ServiceNow
12 88 (3.81%) Palo Alto
13 78 (3.37%) F5
13 78 (3.37%) Google
14 71 (3.07%) Apple
15 65 (2.81%) Adobe
16 61 (2.64%) Red Hat
16 61 (2.64%) Sophos