Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 86 108
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22 +1
Permanent jobs citing DNS 281 180 347
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.93% 3.33% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.26% 18.87% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 229 156 259
10th Percentile £24,200 £25,375 £24,524
25th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% +1.27%
75th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 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 1,387 954 2,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.47% 17.65% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,132 747 1,673
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,500
25th Percentile £32,188 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £54,000
90th Percentile £72,450 £63,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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 -43 189 £38,000 +1.33% 51
East Midlands 0 92 £42,500 +6.25% 38
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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.

1 198 (70.46%) Windows
2 176 (62.63%) Active Directory
3 174 (61.92%) DHCP
4 147 (52.31%) Microsoft
5 135 (48.04%) Windows Server
6 111 (39.50%) Microsoft 365
7 110 (39.15%) VMware
8 92 (32.74%) Azure
9 82 (29.18%) TCP/IP
10 77 (27.40%) Firewall
11 73 (25.98%) SQL
12 72 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 66 (23.49%) WAN
13 66 (23.49%) VPN
14 65 (23.13%) LAN
15 61 (21.71%) Microsoft Office
15 61 (21.71%) PowerShell
16 58 (20.64%) Windows Server 2012
17 56 (19.93%) Cisco
17 56 (19.93%) Social Skills
18 54 (19.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 54 (19.22%) Linux
19 51 (18.15%) Windows 10
20 44 (15.66%) SharePoint
21 41 (14.59%) SQL Server
21 41 (14.59%) SCCM
21 41 (14.59%) Veeam
22 39 (13.88%) Windows Server 2008
22 39 (13.88%) Hyper-V
22 39 (13.88%) ITIL

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 44 (15.66%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.91%) IIS
4 9 (3.20%) WordPress
5 8 (2.85%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.14%) nginx
8 5 (1.78%) CMS
8 5 (1.78%) Drupal
8 5 (1.78%) Headless CMS
8 5 (1.78%) Kentico
8 5 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.78%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.71%) Apache
9 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.36%) Confluence
10 1 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 61 (21.71%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 111 (39.50%) Microsoft 365
2 92 (32.74%) Azure
3 32 (11.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (11.03%) AWS
5 23 (8.19%) PaaS
6 20 (7.12%) IaaS
7 15 (5.34%) Power Platform
8 10 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (3.56%) SaaS
9 9 (3.20%) OneDrive
10 6 (2.14%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.78%) Mimecast
11 5 (1.78%) Power Automate
11 5 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.42%) Google Ads
12 4 (1.42%) Google Analytics
12 4 (1.42%) Google Tag Manager
12 4 (1.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 174 (61.92%) DHCP
2 82 (29.18%) TCP/IP
3 77 (27.40%) Firewall
4 66 (23.49%) VPN
4 66 (23.49%) WAN
5 65 (23.13%) LAN
6 34 (12.10%) Internet
7 32 (11.39%) VLAN
8 27 (9.61%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (9.25%) SAN
10 21 (7.47%) HTTP
11 20 (7.12%) SMTP
11 20 (7.12%) Wireless
12 19 (6.76%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (6.41%) BIG-IP
13 18 (6.41%) SSL
14 16 (5.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 16 (5.69%) NAS
15 15 (5.34%) Network Security
16 14 (4.98%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.98%) MySQL
3 11 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (3.56%) Power BI
5 7 (2.49%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (2.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.14%) PHPUnit
4 5 (1.78%) Selenium
5 2 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 56 (19.93%) Social Skills
2 24 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.69%) Manufacturing
4 15 (5.34%) Law
5 14 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.56%) Finance
7 9 (3.20%) Documentation Skills
7 9 (3.20%) Marketing
8 8 (2.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 8 (2.85%) Legal
9 7 (2.49%) Public Sector
10 6 (2.14%) Automotive
10 6 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (1.78%) Back Office
11 5 (1.78%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (1.07%) Games
13 2 (0.71%) Retail
14 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (14.23%) IT Engineer
2 39 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (13.52%) Analyst
4 29 (10.32%) IT Support
5 20 (7.12%) Support Analyst
6 19 (6.76%) Administrator
6 19 (6.76%) IT Analyst
7 18 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (6.05%) Developer
8 17 (6.05%) Server Engineer
9 14 (4.98%) IT Support Analyst
9 14 (4.98%) Network Engineer
10 13 (4.63%) PHP Developer
10 13 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (3.91%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.91%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.56%) Consultant
12 10 (3.56%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.12%) CSS
2 16 (5.69%) Web Services
3 14 (4.98%) .NET
4 13 (4.63%) HTML
5 8 (2.85%) React
5 8 (2.85%) XML
6 7 (2.49%) Backbone.js
6 7 (2.49%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (2.49%) JSON
6 7 (2.49%) Kafka
6 7 (2.49%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (2.49%) LAPP Stack
6 7 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (2.49%) REST
6 7 (2.49%) RESTful
7 6 (2.14%) LDAP
8 5 (1.78%) ISPF
8 5 (1.78%) Laravel
9 4 (1.42%) CSS3
9 4 (1.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.27%) Clustering
2 12 (4.27%) Driving Licence
2 12 (4.27%) Replication
2 12 (4.27%) User Experience
3 9 (3.20%) PKI
4 6 (2.14%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.14%) SCADA
4 6 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.14%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.42%) Social Media
6 3 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.71%) BYOD
7 2 (0.71%) Cyberattack
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.36%) CCTV
8 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.36%) iPad
8 1 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 198 (70.46%) Windows
2 135 (48.04%) Windows Server
3 58 (20.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (19.22%) Linux
5 51 (18.15%) Windows 10
6 39 (13.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (13.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 31 (11.03%) Windows Server 2016
9 24 (8.54%) Unix
10 16 (5.69%) Windows 7
11 15 (5.34%) Windows 8
12 11 (3.91%) Windows XP
13 9 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.42%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.42%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.71%) Android
16 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (13.88%) ITIL
3 38 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (8.19%) DevOps
4 23 (8.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (7.83%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (7.83%) Mentoring
6 19 (6.76%) Infrastructure Automation
6 19 (6.76%) Patch Management
7 17 (6.05%) Project Delivery
7 17 (6.05%) Server Management
8 16 (5.69%) CRM
9 15 (5.34%) Migration
9 15 (5.34%) Project Management
10 14 (4.98%) Mobile Device Management
10 14 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (4.63%) OO
11 13 (4.63%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 73 (25.98%) SQL
2 61 (21.71%) PowerShell
3 25 (8.90%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.83%) PHP
5 20 (7.12%) Python
6 8 (2.85%) C++
7 5 (1.78%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.78%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.78%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.07%) C#
8 3 (1.07%) Ruby
8 3 (1.07%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.07%) VBScript
9 2 (0.71%) C
9 2 (0.71%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) Java
10 1 (0.36%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (4.98%) CCNA
3 12 (4.27%) CCNP
3 12 (4.27%) Degree
4 10 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.49%) MCSA
6 6 (2.14%) CISSP
6 6 (2.14%) HNC
6 6 (2.14%) HND
6 6 (2.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.14%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.78%) CISA
7 5 (1.78%) CISM
7 5 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.42%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.42%) MCSE
9 3 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.71%) CCA
10 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.91%) PMO
2 10 (3.56%) SLA
3 8 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.78%) Accessibility
6 5 (1.78%) GDPR
6 5 (1.78%) NIST
6 5 (1.78%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 176 (62.63%) Active Directory
2 72 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (13.88%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (6.05%) vSphere
6 12 (4.27%) Docker
7 8 (2.85%) VMware Server
7 8 (2.85%) XenApp
8 5 (1.78%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.42%) Gluster
10 3 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.36%) iptables
12 1 (0.36%) NFS
12 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (14.59%) SCCM
2 30 (10.68%) Ansible
3 25 (8.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 25 (8.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 24 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (7.83%) Puppet
6 19 (6.76%) WSUS
7 14 (4.98%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (4.63%) Kubernetes
9 9 (3.20%) SCOM
9 9 (3.20%) Terraform
10 7 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (2.49%) HAProxy
10 7 (2.49%) Nagios
11 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (1.42%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.42%) Sysdig
13 2 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 147 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 110 (39.15%) VMware
3 56 (19.93%) Cisco
4 41 (14.59%) Veeam
5 34 (12.10%) Dell
6 20 (7.12%) Citrix
7 18 (6.41%) F5
8 17 (6.05%) SolarWinds
9 16 (5.69%) CommVault
9 16 (5.69%) DataCore
9 16 (5.69%) Dell Compellent
9 16 (5.69%) EMC
9 16 (5.69%) Isilon
10 12 (4.27%) Meraki
11 9 (3.20%) Oracle
12 8 (2.85%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.85%) IBM
12 8 (2.85%) LogicMonitor
12 8 (2.85%) Palo Alto
12 8 (2.85%) Siemens