Period
to 15 December 2018

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 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 147 98
Rank change year-on-year 0 -49 +30
Permanent jobs citing DNS 81 88 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.54% 1.56% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.70% 12.21% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 48 55 74
Scotland median annual salary £34,000 £50,000 £38,670
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.00% +29.30% +28.90%
10th Percentile £23,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £54,125 £64,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 551 721 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.48% 12.81% 13.91%
Number of salaries quoted 358 477 447
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,250 £65,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Glasgow 0 35 £28,649 -23.60% 3
Edinburgh -13 33 £35,000 -39.13% 6
Stirling - 6 - - 1
Fife +3 3 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £40,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £24,000 -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for DNS.

1 54 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 49 (60.49%) Windows
3 43 (53.09%) Active Directory
4 39 (48.15%) DHCP
5 31 (38.27%) TCP/IP
6 29 (35.80%) Linux
6 29 (35.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (35.80%) Windows Server
7 27 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 26 (32.10%) VMware
9 25 (30.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (29.63%) SQL
10 24 (29.63%) Office 365
11 23 (28.40%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (23.46%) Hyper-V
14 18 (22.22%) Firewall
15 16 (19.75%) ITIL
16 15 (18.52%) IIS
16 15 (18.52%) NFS
17 14 (17.28%) Windows 10
18 13 (16.05%) Apache
18 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
18 13 (16.05%) vSphere
18 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (14.81%) SSH
19 12 (14.81%) PowerShell
19 12 (14.81%) Tomcat
19 12 (14.81%) LAN
19 12 (14.81%) Cisco

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 15 (18.52%) IIS
2 13 (16.05%) Apache
3 12 (14.81%) Tomcat
4 8 (9.88%) MS Exchange
5 6 (7.41%) JBoss
5 6 (7.41%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.70%) nginx
7 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.47%) WordPress
9 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
9 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.63%) Office 365
2 23 (28.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.17%) IaaS
4 5 (6.17%) SaaS
5 3 (3.70%) Akamai
6 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (48.15%) DHCP
2 31 (38.27%) TCP/IP
3 18 (22.22%) Firewall
4 12 (14.81%) LAN
4 12 (14.81%) SSH
5 10 (12.35%) VoIP
5 10 (12.35%) WAN
6 9 (11.11%) HTTP
7 8 (9.88%) Internet
7 8 (9.88%) iSCSI
8 6 (7.41%) SAN
9 5 (6.17%) MPLS
9 5 (6.17%) SMTP
10 4 (4.94%) SSL
10 4 (4.94%) VLAN
10 4 (4.94%) Wireshark
11 3 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.70%) Kerberos
11 3 (3.70%) Network Security
11 3 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.23%) Big Data
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.70%) Fiddler
3 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) French Language
5 1 (1.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Systems Administrator
2 14 (17.28%) Administrator
3 13 (16.05%) Support Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) IT Support
5 10 (12.35%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (8.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (8.64%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Technical Support
6 7 (8.64%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.41%) Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) Developer
8 5 (6.17%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.94%) Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) LDAP
2 5 (6.17%) .NET
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 4 (4.94%) LAMP
3 4 (4.94%) XML
4 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.70%) Ajax
4 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.70%) CSS
4 3 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (3.70%) jQuery
4 3 (3.70%) JSP
4 3 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (3.70%) OAuth
4 3 (3.70%) OAuth2
4 3 (3.70%) OpenID
4 3 (3.70%) SAML
4 3 (3.70%) Servlets
5 2 (2.47%) RESTful
5 2 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.17%) Clustering
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) Replication
5 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.47%) PMI
6 1 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) Fintech
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (60.49%) Windows
2 29 (35.80%) Linux
2 29 (35.80%) Windows Server
2 29 (35.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (30.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (17.28%) Windows 10
5 10 (12.35%) Unix
6 9 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.94%) Solaris
10 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.23%) Android
11 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.23%) CentOS
11 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 9 (11.11%) Service Management
5 8 (9.88%) Computer Science
6 7 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (7.41%) DevOps
7 6 (7.41%) SOA
8 5 (6.17%) Analytics
8 5 (6.17%) Change Management
8 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.17%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (6.17%) ITSM
8 5 (6.17%) Line Management
8 5 (6.17%) Project Management
8 5 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
4 6 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.17%) Bourne shell
5 5 (6.17%) Korn
5 5 (6.17%) Python
6 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.70%) Java
7 3 (3.70%) Ruby
7 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.47%) Perl
8 2 (2.47%) PHP
8 2 (2.47%) sed
9 1 (1.23%) AWK
9 1 (1.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.94%) CCNA
5 4 (4.94%) CCNP
5 4 (4.94%) MCP
6 3 (3.70%) CCIE
6 3 (3.70%) MCSA
6 3 (3.70%) MCSE
6 3 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.47%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.47%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.23%) HND
8 1 (1.23%) MCSD
8 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (53.09%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (23.46%) Hyper-V
4 15 (18.52%) NFS
5 13 (16.05%) vSphere
6 12 (14.81%) Samba
7 6 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.94%) Docker
8 4 (4.94%) XenDesktop
9 3 (3.70%) BitLocker
9 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) Puppet
2 6 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.41%) SCCM
3 4 (4.94%) SCOM
4 3 (3.70%) Ansible
4 3 (3.70%) Kibana
4 3 (3.70%) PowerCLI
4 3 (3.70%) WMI
5 2 (2.47%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.47%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.47%) Salt
5 2 (2.47%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.23%) Oozie
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.23%) vMotion
6 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.10%) VMware
3 12 (14.81%) Cisco
4 9 (11.11%) Citrix
5 7 (8.64%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.41%) HP
6 6 (7.41%) Oracle
7 3 (3.70%) 3PAR
7 3 (3.70%) Brocade
7 3 (3.70%) F5
7 3 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.70%) Juniper
7 3 (3.70%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.47%) IBM
8 2 (2.47%) Meraki
8 2 (2.47%) Sun
8 2 (2.47%) Veritas
8 2 (2.47%) Xero
9 1 (1.23%) Remedy
9 1 (1.23%) Symantec