Period
to 3 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 3 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 93 123
Rank change year-on-year +18 +30 +18
Permanent jobs citing DNS 164 355 343
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.41% 3.15% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.35% 16.68% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 184 280 275
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,498
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.39% +12.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £20,200 £24,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,625 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.71% -1.18% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 806 2,128 2,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.75% 18.88% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 644 1,554 1,642
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,140
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the Midlands

DNS
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in the Midlands.

Salary trend for DNS in the Midlands

DNS
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Salary histogram for DNS in the Midlands

DNS
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 3 December 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
West Midlands -2 105 £42,500 +22.30% 39
East Midlands +44 59 £37,000 +4.96% 23
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 105 (64.02%) Windows
2 99 (60.37%) DHCP
3 96 (58.54%) Active Directory
4 81 (49.39%) TCP/IP
4 81 (49.39%) Microsoft
5 80 (48.78%) VMware
6 67 (40.85%) Firewall
7 62 (37.80%) Windows Server
8 61 (37.20%) WAN
9 58 (35.37%) ITIL
10 57 (34.76%) Office 365
11 52 (31.71%) LAN
12 48 (29.27%) Azure
13 46 (28.05%) Cisco
14 45 (27.44%) Citrix
14 45 (27.44%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (26.83%) SAN
16 36 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 33 (20.12%) Windows Server 2008
18 32 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (19.51%) VLAN
19 30 (18.29%) Data Centre
20 29 (17.68%) MCSA
20 29 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
21 28 (17.07%) MCSE
22 27 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
23 25 (15.24%) Network Security
24 24 (14.63%) AWS
24 24 (14.63%) Change Management
24 24 (14.63%) VoIP

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 13 (7.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.66%) Confluence
2 6 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 57 (34.76%) Office 365
2 48 (29.27%) Azure
3 24 (14.63%) AWS
4 11 (6.71%) SaaS
5 10 (6.10%) PaaS
6 8 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.44%) IaaS
8 3 (1.83%) Cloudflare
9 2 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.22%) GCP
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.61%) Loggly
10 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.61%) Route 53
10 1 (0.61%) Slack
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (60.37%) DHCP
2 81 (49.39%) TCP/IP
3 67 (40.85%) Firewall
4 61 (37.20%) WAN
5 52 (31.71%) LAN
6 44 (26.83%) SAN
7 32 (19.51%) VLAN
8 25 (15.24%) Network Security
9 24 (14.63%) VoIP
10 23 (14.02%) iSCSI
10 23 (14.02%) VPN
11 22 (13.41%) Fibre Channel
12 16 (9.76%) Internet
13 8 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (4.88%) HTTP
13 8 (4.88%) NetScaler
14 7 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (4.27%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (3.66%) SSH
15 6 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.83%) MySQL
3 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.61%) Redis
5 1 (0.61%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (4.27%) JIRA
2 4 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.22%) GitLab
4 1 (0.61%) Bower
4 1 (0.61%) GoCD
4 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.61%) PHPUnit
General
1 8 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.66%) Finance
3 5 (3.05%) Local Government
3 5 (3.05%) Social Housing
4 3 (1.83%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.22%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.22%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (24.39%) Analyst
2 38 (23.17%) IT Engineer
3 25 (15.24%) Network Engineer
4 19 (11.59%) IT Analyst
5 13 (7.93%) Team Leader
6 12 (7.32%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.71%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 8 (4.88%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) Network Specialist
10 7 (4.27%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.27%) Technical Support
11 6 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Network Security Specialist
11 6 (3.66%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) HTML
2 3 (1.83%) CSS
3 2 (1.22%) .NET
3 2 (1.22%) HTML5
3 2 (1.22%) jQuery
3 2 (1.22%) Kafka
3 2 (1.22%) LDAP
3 2 (1.22%) Node.js
3 2 (1.22%) Web Services
3 2 (1.22%) XHTML
4 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.61%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.61%) CSS3
4 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.61%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.61%) OpenLayers
4 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.61%) RESTful
4 1 (0.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.29%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.20%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.27%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.66%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (3.66%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.66%) Replication
6 5 (3.05%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.44%) Clustering
8 3 (1.83%) PKI
9 2 (1.22%) Handset
9 2 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.22%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.22%) NHS
9 2 (1.22%) User Experience
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 105 (64.02%) Windows
2 62 (37.80%) Windows Server
3 36 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (20.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (11.59%) Linux
6 18 (10.98%) Windows 10
6 18 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (4.27%) Unix
7 7 (4.27%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (3.05%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (2.44%) CentOS
9 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.22%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.61%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (35.37%) ITIL
2 29 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (14.63%) Change Management
4 19 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (9.15%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (8.54%) Project Management
7 12 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (7.32%) Information Security
7 12 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.10%) Server Management
9 8 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (4.88%) IT Strategy
9 8 (4.88%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.88%) Storage Management
10 7 (4.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 7 (4.27%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 7 (4.27%) Scrum
10 7 (4.27%) Service Management
10 7 (4.27%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.98%) SQL
2 16 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.88%) Java
3 8 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.27%) Python
5 6 (3.66%) Perl
6 5 (3.05%) C
7 4 (2.44%) C++
8 2 (1.22%) C#
8 2 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.61%) Go
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (27.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (17.68%) MCSA
3 28 (17.07%) MCSE
4 27 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (14.02%) Server+ Certification
6 19 (11.59%) CCNA
7 13 (7.93%) CCNP
8 11 (6.71%) Degree
8 11 (6.71%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (6.10%) AWS Certification
10 9 (5.49%) CCSA
10 9 (5.49%) MCP
11 8 (4.88%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (4.88%) CISSP
11 8 (4.88%) MCITP
11 8 (4.88%) MCTS
12 6 (3.66%) CSPO
13 4 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.22%) CCDA
15 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (6.10%) SLA
3 6 (3.66%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.05%) GDPR
5 2 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.61%) NIST
System Software
1 96 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 32 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.32%) vSphere
5 9 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.66%) Docker
8 3 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.22%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.22%) XenApp
10 1 (0.61%) Gluster
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.61%) NFS
10 1 (0.61%) vCloud
10 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (7.32%) vCenter Server
2 8 (4.88%) SCCM
3 7 (4.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (3.66%) Ansible
5 5 (3.05%) Terraform
6 4 (2.44%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.44%) Puppet
7 3 (1.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.83%) Packer
7 3 (1.83%) WSUS
8 2 (1.22%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.22%) Fluentd
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.22%) SCOM
8 2 (1.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (49.39%) Microsoft
2 80 (48.78%) VMware
3 46 (28.05%) Cisco
4 45 (27.44%) Citrix
5 17 (10.37%) NetApp
6 14 (8.54%) CheckPoint
6 14 (8.54%) Veeam
7 13 (7.93%) HP
7 13 (7.93%) Mitel
8 11 (6.71%) Dell
9 10 (6.10%) Avaya
9 10 (6.10%) SolarWinds
10 9 (5.49%) Juniper
10 9 (5.49%) Meraki
11 8 (4.88%) Palo Alto
12 7 (4.27%) Fortinet
13 6 (3.66%) CommVault
13 6 (3.66%) Siemens
14 5 (3.05%) IBM
14 5 (3.05%) McAfee