Period
to 25 January 2022

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

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 101 105 90
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 +37
Permanent jobs citing DNS 324 156 341
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.09% 2.79% 3.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.04% 17.16% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 283 144 240
10th Percentile £25,450 £26,250 £19,750
25th Percentile £30,750 £32,875 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £39,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +20.00% -23.53%
75th Percentile £53,750 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £47,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -4.65%

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 1,617 909 1,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.43% 16.23% 18.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,080 726 1,448
10th Percentile £25,488 £27,080 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 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
Jobs
West Midlands +3 207 £39,000 -3.70% 65
East Midlands -10 116 £37,500 - 32
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 231 (71.30%) DHCP
2 219 (67.59%) Windows
3 176 (54.32%) Active Directory
4 154 (47.53%) Microsoft
5 146 (45.06%) Windows Server
6 144 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
7 139 (42.90%) Azure
8 120 (37.04%) TCP/IP
9 108 (33.33%) VMware
10 97 (29.94%) Firewall
11 91 (28.09%) Social Skills
12 82 (25.31%) Problem-Solving
13 74 (22.84%) ITIL
13 74 (22.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 66 (20.37%) Cisco
15 61 (18.83%) Windows 10
16 59 (18.21%) Linux
17 57 (17.59%) WAN
18 55 (16.98%) Microsoft Office
18 55 (16.98%) PowerShell
19 52 (16.05%) HTTP
20 51 (15.74%) SharePoint
20 51 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
21 48 (14.81%) LAN
21 48 (14.81%) SQL Server
22 46 (14.20%) VLAN
23 45 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 44 (13.58%) Hyper-V
24 44 (13.58%) DevOps
24 44 (13.58%) Python

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 51 (15.74%) SharePoint
2 37 (11.42%) IIS
3 19 (5.86%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.01%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.85%) Apache
5 6 (1.85%) CMS
5 6 (1.85%) Drupal
5 6 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.23%) Confluence
7 4 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.62%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.62%) JBoss
8 2 (0.62%) Kentico
8 2 (0.62%) nginx
8 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 55 (16.98%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 144 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
2 139 (42.90%) Azure
3 33 (10.19%) AWS
4 25 (7.72%) IaaS
5 22 (6.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (6.48%) OneDrive
7 20 (6.17%) PaaS
8 17 (5.25%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (3.40%) Amazon ECS
10 11 (3.40%) Azure App Service
11 10 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (3.09%) Azure Monitor
12 9 (2.78%) Amazon S3
12 9 (2.78%) Mimecast
13 8 (2.47%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (2.16%) Power Platform
15 6 (1.85%) Cloudflare
15 6 (1.85%) OpenDNS
16 5 (1.54%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 231 (71.30%) DHCP
2 120 (37.04%) TCP/IP
3 97 (29.94%) Firewall
4 57 (17.59%) WAN
5 52 (16.05%) HTTP
6 48 (14.81%) LAN
7 46 (14.20%) VLAN
8 42 (12.96%) VPN
9 25 (7.72%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (7.10%) Network Security
11 22 (6.79%) VoIP
12 19 (5.86%) Internet
12 19 (5.86%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (4.63%) SD-WAN
13 15 (4.63%) SMTP
13 15 (4.63%) Wireless
14 12 (3.70%) SSH
15 11 (3.40%) BGP
15 11 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (3.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.48%) MySQL
3 14 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (4.01%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.40%) Redis
6 7 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.85%) Power BI
8 5 (1.54%) InfluxDB
9 4 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.31%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.31%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.25%) Git (software)
1 17 (5.25%) JIRA
2 12 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.54%) PHPUnit
4 4 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.31%) GitLab
5 1 (0.31%) Gradle
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
5 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 91 (28.09%) Social Skills
2 24 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.48%) Manufacturing
4 19 (5.86%) Presentation Skills
5 17 (5.25%) Back Office
5 17 (5.25%) Retail
6 16 (4.94%) Finance
7 11 (3.40%) Telecoms
8 10 (3.09%) Marketing
8 10 (3.09%) Organisational Skills
9 7 (2.16%) Automotive
9 7 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (1.85%) Law
11 4 (1.23%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.93%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.93%) Games
13 2 (0.62%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.62%) Legal
14 1 (0.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (22.53%) Analyst
2 49 (15.12%) Support Engineer
3 44 (13.58%) IT Support
4 42 (12.96%) IT Engineer
5 34 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (10.19%) Network Engineer
7 25 (7.72%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (7.10%) IT Support Engineer
8 23 (7.10%) Support Analyst
9 19 (5.86%) IT Technician
10 18 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 18 (5.56%) Network Analyst
11 17 (5.25%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
12 16 (4.94%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (4.32%) Support Technician
15 12 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 12 (3.70%) IT Support Technician
15 12 (3.70%) Technical Support
16 11 (3.40%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.41%) .NET
2 16 (4.94%) XML
3 13 (4.01%) Regular Expression
3 13 (4.01%) RESTful
4 11 (3.40%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.47%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (1.54%) CSS
6 5 (1.54%) HTML
6 5 (1.54%) Web Services
7 4 (1.23%) Laravel
8 3 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.93%) EDI
8 3 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.93%) gRPC
8 3 (0.93%) JSON
8 3 (0.93%) Kafka
8 3 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.93%) React
8 3 (0.93%) REST
9 2 (0.62%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.65%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.64%) Driving Licence
3 24 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 14 (4.32%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.70%) PKI
7 9 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.47%) Social Media
9 6 (1.85%) Clustering
10 5 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.54%) Replication
10 5 (1.54%) User Experience
11 4 (1.23%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.93%) Tandem
13 2 (0.62%) SCADA
13 2 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 219 (67.59%) Windows
2 146 (45.06%) Windows Server
3 61 (18.83%) Windows 10
4 59 (18.21%) Linux
5 51 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (12.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 32 (9.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 30 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (6.48%) Windows 7
10 12 (3.70%) Windows XP
11 10 (3.09%) Unix
12 9 (2.78%) Ubuntu
12 9 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.85%) CentOS
14 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.31%) Android
15 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.31%) Debian
15 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (25.31%) Problem-Solving
2 74 (22.84%) ITIL
3 45 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 44 (13.58%) DevOps
5 36 (11.11%) Service Management
6 35 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (10.80%) CI/CD
7 32 (9.88%) Project Delivery
8 21 (6.48%) Change Control
9 20 (6.17%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (6.17%) ERP
9 20 (6.17%) Migration
9 20 (6.17%) SIEM
10 19 (5.86%) Change Management
11 18 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (5.56%) Project Management
12 17 (5.25%) Use Case
13 16 (4.94%) Computer Science
13 16 (4.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 55 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 44 (13.58%) Python
3 40 (12.35%) SQL
4 24 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.86%) PHP
6 12 (3.70%) Bash
6 12 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.09%) C#
7 10 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.47%) Ruby
9 5 (1.54%) Bicep
9 5 (1.54%) C++
10 3 (0.93%) C
10 3 (0.93%) Java
11 2 (0.62%) C-shell
11 2 (0.62%) R
11 2 (0.62%) VBScript
12 1 (0.31%) Perl
12 1 (0.31%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 40 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (12.04%) CCNA
3 35 (10.80%) Degree
4 24 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (7.10%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (3.40%) MCP
7 10 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (2.78%) SSCP
9 8 (2.47%) CISSP
9 8 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (2.47%) HNC
9 8 (2.47%) HND
10 7 (2.16%) CWNA
11 6 (1.85%) JNCIA
11 6 (1.85%) MCSA
12 5 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.54%) MCSE
13 4 (1.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.19%) SLA
2 13 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.47%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.54%) PMO
6 4 (1.23%) Accessibility
6 4 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.62%) NIST
8 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.31%) GDPR
8 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 176 (54.32%) Active Directory
2 74 (22.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (13.58%) Hyper-V
4 30 (9.26%) Docker
5 24 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (3.70%) vSphere
7 11 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.78%) iptables
9 8 (2.47%) Snort
10 4 (1.23%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.23%) XenApp
11 3 (0.93%) NFS
12 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.31%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (8.64%) WSUS
2 23 (7.10%) SCCM
3 22 (6.79%) Kubernetes
4 20 (6.17%) Terraform
5 17 (5.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 14 (4.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (4.01%) Ansible
8 11 (3.40%) Rancher
9 9 (2.78%) ZABBIX
10 8 (2.47%) Backup Exec
10 8 (2.47%) Kibana
11 7 (2.16%) SCOM
11 7 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (1.54%) Grafana
14 4 (1.23%) FortiGate
15 3 (0.93%) SCOrch
16 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 2 (0.62%) HAProxy
16 2 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 154 (47.53%) Microsoft
2 108 (33.33%) VMware
3 66 (20.37%) Cisco
4 29 (8.95%) SolarWinds
5 24 (7.41%) HP
6 23 (7.10%) Dell
6 23 (7.10%) Juniper
6 23 (7.10%) Oracle
6 23 (7.10%) Splunk
7 22 (6.79%) Veeam
8 21 (6.48%) Avaya
9 18 (5.56%) LogRhythm
10 17 (5.25%) BMC
11 15 (4.63%) Meraki
12 12 (3.70%) Citrix
13 11 (3.40%) Aruba
13 11 (3.40%) ServiceNow
14 9 (2.78%) AppDynamics
14 9 (2.78%) LogicMonitor
14 9 (2.78%) Sophos