The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 106 101
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5  
Permanent jobs citing DNS 34 56 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.25% 1.95% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.49% 18.12% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 35
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% +4.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,850 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,250 £37,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +0.67% +1.36%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 296 309 393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 10.91% 10.78% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 201 179 261
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing DNS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Scotland

DNS
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS in Scotland.

Salary trend for DNS in Scotland

DNS
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for DNS in Scotland

DNS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 20 £42,500 +25.61% 5
Glasgow -9 7 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Fife - 2 £26,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire -2 1 £33,000 +1.53%
North Lanarkshire -4 1 £32,500 +14.03% 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £60,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £34,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £26,000 -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for DNS.

1 49 (73.13%) Windows
2 43 (64.18%) Active Directory
3 41 (61.19%) DHCP
4 32 (47.76%) Windows Server
5 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
6 28 (41.79%) Firewall
7 25 (37.31%) VMware
8 22 (32.84%) Linux
8 22 (32.84%) SQL
8 22 (32.84%) PowerShell
9 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (31.34%) Cisco
10 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
11 18 (26.87%) MS Exchange
11 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (26.87%) Hyper-V
12 16 (23.88%) Load Balancing
12 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
12 16 (23.88%) Citrix
13 15 (22.39%) WAN
13 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (20.90%) LAN
14 14 (20.90%) SCCM
14 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (20.90%) Office 365
15 13 (19.40%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (19.40%) ITIL
15 13 (19.40%) IIS
16 12 (17.91%) Skype for Business
16 12 (17.91%) SCOM

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 18 (26.87%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.40%) IIS
3 12 (17.91%) Skype for Business
4 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (10.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (7.46%) Apache
6 5 (7.46%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
7 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.97%) WebSphere
8 3 (4.48%) FileNet
9 2 (2.99%) Confluence
10 1 (1.49%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.49%) CMS
10 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.49%) JBoss
10 1 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.48%) iTrent
1 3 (4.48%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (20.90%) Office 365
2 13 (19.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.49%) IaaS
5 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.49%) PaaS
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (61.19%) DHCP
2 28 (41.79%) Firewall
3 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
4 15 (22.39%) WAN
5 14 (20.90%) LAN
6 10 (14.93%) SAN
7 8 (11.94%) SSL
7 8 (11.94%) VPN
8 5 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (7.46%) iSCSI
8 5 (7.46%) NAS
9 4 (5.97%) HTTP
9 4 (5.97%) Internet
10 3 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.48%) Kerberos
10 3 (4.48%) LDAP
10 3 (4.48%) SMTP
10 3 (4.48%) VLAN
10 3 (4.48%) VoIP
10 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (8.96%) MySQL
4 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.49%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.46%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.49%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Publishing
3 2 (2.99%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Support Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Applications Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) IT Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Applications Support
5 5 (7.46%) Applications Support Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Information Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Middleware Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Information Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
2 5 (7.46%) Web Services
3 3 (4.48%) LAMP
3 3 (4.48%) Middleware
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.99%) CSS
4 2 (2.99%) SAML
5 1 (1.49%) RESTful
5 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.45%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.96%) PKI
4 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.48%) IVR
5 3 (4.48%) Replication
5 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.49%) Clustering
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.49%) FMCG
7 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (73.13%) Windows
2 32 (47.76%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.84%) Linux
4 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (13.43%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.48%) CentOS
9 3 (4.48%) Unix
9 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.49%) Android
10 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Load Balancing
2 13 (19.40%) ITIL
3 11 (16.42%) DevOps
4 8 (11.94%) IT Strategy
4 8 (11.94%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (10.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.96%) Investment Management
6 6 (8.96%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (7.46%) Business Continuity
7 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.97%) BCP
8 4 (5.97%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (5.97%) Change Control
8 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.97%) Task Automation
8 4 (5.97%) Web Development
9 3 (4.48%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) PowerShell
1 22 (32.84%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.46%) Python
4 4 (5.97%) Perl
5 3 (4.48%) PHP
6 2 (2.99%) C#
6 2 (2.99%) Java
6 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.99%) VBScript
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.97%) MCSE
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) CCNP
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.99%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) CCIE
5 1 (1.49%) CCSE
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.49%) MCP
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (64.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.87%) Hyper-V
2 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.42%) XenApp
4 10 (14.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (13.43%) XenDesktop
6 5 (7.46%) vSphere
7 3 (4.48%) DFS Replication
7 3 (4.48%) KVM
7 3 (4.48%) NFS
7 3 (4.48%) Samba
8 2 (2.99%) Xen
9 1 (1.49%) Gluster
9 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) SCCM
2 12 (17.91%) SCOM
3 11 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (16.42%) Puppet
4 8 (11.94%) Ansible
5 7 (10.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (10.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (7.46%) WSUS
7 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.49%) Grafana
7 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.49%) Nagios
7 1 (1.49%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 21 (31.34%) Cisco
4 16 (23.88%) Citrix
5 10 (14.93%) Symantec
6 7 (10.45%) CA
6 7 (10.45%) Oracle
6 7 (10.45%) Varonis
7 6 (8.96%) F5
7 6 (8.96%) IBM
8 5 (7.46%) Atlassian
9 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.97%) McAfee
10 3 (4.48%) Dell
10 3 (4.48%) Forcepoint
10 3 (4.48%) Juniper
10 3 (4.48%) Northgate
10 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.48%) Splunk
11 2 (2.99%) Percona
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