Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 130 117
Rank change year-on-year +50 -13 +15
Permanent jobs citing DNS 341 383 514
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 3.57% 2.36% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.55% 17.63% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 331 325 460
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,500 £21,950
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,876
% change year-on-year +8.43% -5.41% +3.24%

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 North of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,448 2,172 3,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 15.15% 13.39% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,128 1,799 2,743
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +10.53%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £64,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the North of England

DNS
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in the North of England.

Salary trend for DNS in the North of England

DNS
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in the North of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for DNS in the North of England

DNS
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North of England region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
North West +27 160 £42,500 +21.43% 53
Yorkshire +43 140 £32,182 -19.55% 21
North East +50 41 £40,000 +15.94% 9
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 North of England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 248 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 244 (71.55%) DHCP
3 232 (68.04%) Windows
4 167 (48.97%) Microsoft
5 159 (46.63%) Office 365
6 157 (46.04%) VMware
7 142 (41.64%) Windows Server
8 138 (40.47%) Azure
9 116 (34.02%) Firewall
10 113 (33.14%) TCP/IP
11 106 (31.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 90 (26.39%) Hyper-V
13 86 (25.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 82 (24.05%) WAN
15 81 (23.75%) Cisco
16 74 (21.70%) VLAN
17 71 (20.82%) PowerShell
18 70 (20.53%) LAN
19 68 (19.94%) VPN
20 64 (18.77%) Windows 10
21 61 (17.89%) Disaster Recovery
22 58 (17.01%) ITIL
23 56 (16.42%) SQL Server
24 52 (15.25%) Linux
25 50 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
26 49 (14.37%) AWS
26 49 (14.37%) MS Exchange
27 44 (12.90%) SQL
27 44 (12.90%) Wireless
28 38 (11.14%) SLA

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 49 (14.37%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.97%) SharePoint
3 29 (8.50%) IIS
4 20 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.47%) Apache
7 5 (1.47%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.88%) nginx
9 2 (0.59%) JBoss
9 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.29%) Confluence
10 1 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 159 (46.63%) Office 365
2 138 (40.47%) Azure
3 49 (14.37%) AWS
4 32 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (5.87%) IaaS
6 16 (4.69%) OneDrive
7 14 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (3.52%) PaaS
8 12 (3.52%) SaaS
9 11 (3.23%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.76%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.76%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.76%) Route 53
10 6 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.47%) GCP
11 5 (1.47%) GitHub
11 5 (1.47%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.47%) Yammer
12 4 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (1.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 244 (71.55%) DHCP
2 116 (34.02%) Firewall
3 113 (33.14%) TCP/IP
4 82 (24.05%) WAN
5 74 (21.70%) VLAN
6 70 (20.53%) LAN
7 68 (19.94%) VPN
8 44 (12.90%) Wireless
9 36 (10.56%) MPLS
9 36 (10.56%) SAN
10 30 (8.80%) Network Security
11 29 (8.50%) VoIP
12 25 (7.33%) BGP
12 25 (7.33%) OSPF
13 20 (5.87%) Internet
14 19 (5.57%) Ethernet
15 17 (4.99%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (4.69%) IPv4
16 16 (4.69%) IPv6
16 16 (4.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.64%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.47%) MySQL
5 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.59%) Redis
6 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.29%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.29%) Power BI
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.35%) GitLab
2 5 (1.47%) SonarQube
3 4 (1.17%) Fiddler
3 4 (1.17%) JIRA
4 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (7.04%) Law
2 21 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.69%) Finance
4 12 (3.52%) Legal
5 9 (2.64%) Electronics
6 7 (2.05%) Games
7 6 (1.76%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.47%) Back Office
8 5 (1.47%) Local Government
9 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.88%) Housing Association
10 3 (0.88%) Retail
11 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.59%) Publishing
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (22.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (13.78%) Analyst
3 44 (12.90%) IT Engineer
4 40 (11.73%) Network Engineer
5 33 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
6 32 (9.38%) Support Engineer
7 22 (6.45%) IT Support
8 21 (6.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 20 (5.87%) Service Analyst
10 18 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
11 17 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (4.40%) Active Directory Engineer
12 15 (4.40%) Chief Systems Engineer
13 14 (4.11%) Administrator
13 14 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
14 12 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
15 11 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.40%) 802.1X
1 15 (4.40%) RESTful
2 10 (2.93%) Web Services
3 5 (1.47%) LDAP
4 4 (1.17%) .NET
4 4 (1.17%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.88%) Kafka
5 3 (0.88%) SAML
6 2 (0.59%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (0.59%) COM+
6 2 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.59%) Velocity
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) Sensu
7 1 (0.29%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.92%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (6.16%) Replication
4 20 (5.87%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.23%) User Experience
6 9 (2.64%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.05%) Clustering
8 6 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.76%) Xbox
9 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.59%) NHS
11 2 (0.59%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.29%) Life Science
12 1 (0.29%) PKI
12 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 232 (68.04%) Windows
2 142 (41.64%) Windows Server
3 64 (18.77%) Windows 10
4 52 (15.25%) Linux
5 50 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (10.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 35 (10.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 31 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (7.33%) Windows 7
9 14 (4.11%) Unix
10 13 (3.81%) CentOS
11 11 (3.23%) Ubuntu
12 7 (2.05%) Debian
12 7 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.17%) Check Point GAiA
13 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.88%) VMS
14 3 (0.88%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (17.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 58 (17.01%) ITIL
4 27 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (7.33%) Storage Management
6 22 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 19 (5.57%) Configuration Management
7 19 (5.57%) DevOps
7 19 (5.57%) Migration
8 18 (5.28%) Project Management
9 17 (4.99%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (4.99%) High Availability
10 15 (4.40%) Identity Management
11 14 (4.11%) Problem Management
12 13 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (3.81%) Change Management
12 13 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (3.52%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.82%) PowerShell
2 44 (12.90%) SQL
3 15 (4.40%) Python
4 14 (4.11%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.76%) PHP
6 2 (0.59%) Java
6 2 (0.59%) Ruby
6 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.59%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.29%) Elixir
7 1 (0.29%) Jython
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (7.62%) CCNA
4 22 (6.45%) MCSE
5 18 (5.28%) CCNP
6 13 (3.81%) MCSA
7 10 (2.93%) MCP
8 9 (2.64%) Degree
8 9 (2.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 9 (2.64%) SSCP
9 8 (2.35%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.05%) MCITP
10 7 (2.05%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.76%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.17%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.88%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.88%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.14%) SLA
2 7 (2.05%) GDPR
3 6 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.17%) OpenSCAP
6 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.59%) PMO
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 248 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 106 (31.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (26.39%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.45%) vSphere
5 12 (3.52%) Firmware
6 11 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.93%) Docker
8 7 (2.05%) VMware Server
9 6 (1.76%) XenApp
10 5 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.88%) NFS
13 2 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.59%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.29%) KVM
14 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (10.26%) WSUS
2 31 (9.09%) SCCM
3 16 (4.69%) Terraform
4 15 (4.40%) Kubernetes
5 13 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (3.23%) Puppet
7 9 (2.64%) Ansible
8 7 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.76%) Nessus
9 6 (1.76%) PaperCut
9 6 (1.76%) SmoothWall
10 5 (1.47%) Nagios
10 5 (1.47%) Rancher
11 4 (1.17%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.17%) Grafana
11 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.17%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.17%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 167 (48.97%) Microsoft
2 157 (46.04%) VMware
3 81 (23.75%) Cisco
4 34 (9.97%) Veeam
5 33 (9.68%) Citrix
6 21 (6.16%) Dell
6 21 (6.16%) HP
7 20 (5.87%) SolarWinds
8 16 (4.69%) Mitel
9 15 (4.40%) SonicWALL
10 14 (4.11%) NetApp
11 13 (3.81%) Meraki
12 12 (3.52%) Sophos
13 9 (2.64%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.64%) Palo Alto
14 8 (2.35%) Aruba
14 8 (2.35%) F5
14 8 (2.35%) Juniper
14 8 (2.35%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.05%) Fortinet