Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 96 130
Rank change year-on-year -37 +34 -18
Permanent jobs citing DNS 91 122 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.61% 2.36% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.76% 16.92% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 63 79 68
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £38,670 £29,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.84% +32.20% -16.43%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,650 £19,000
90th Percentile £64,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 713 721 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.59% 13.93% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 475 464 459
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -24 52 £57,500 +48.70% 2
Glasgow -27 34 £37,500 -3.85% 4
Fife - 2 £26,000 -
Lanarkshire - 2 £32,750 -
Stirling 0 1 £26,000 -42.22%
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £32,500 +14.04%
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 81 (89.01%) Windows
2 69 (75.82%) DHCP
3 63 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 63 (69.23%) Windows Server
4 52 (57.14%) VMware
5 48 (52.75%) Microsoft
6 44 (48.35%) PowerShell
7 40 (43.96%) Cisco
8 39 (42.86%) ITIL
8 39 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (40.66%) Hyper-V
9 37 (40.66%) SCCM
10 36 (39.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (39.56%) Linux
11 34 (37.36%) VMware ESXi
12 33 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 33 (36.26%) Citrix
12 33 (36.26%) Firewall
13 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (29.67%) SCOM
14 27 (29.67%) TCP/IP
15 22 (24.18%) SQL
15 22 (24.18%) SQL Server
15 22 (24.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 22 (24.18%) XenDesktop
16 21 (23.08%) XenApp
17 20 (21.98%) VPN
18 18 (19.78%) Skype for Business
18 18 (19.78%) Office 365
19 17 (18.68%) Root Cause Analysis

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 (19.78%) Skype for Business
2 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
3 11 (12.09%) SharePoint
4 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (10.99%) IIS
5 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.30%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) JBoss
8 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (39.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (19.78%) Office 365
3 10 (10.99%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.59%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (75.82%) DHCP
2 33 (36.26%) Firewall
3 27 (29.67%) TCP/IP
4 20 (21.98%) VPN
5 17 (18.68%) Internet
5 17 (18.68%) WAN
6 16 (17.58%) LAN
7 13 (14.29%) SSL
8 12 (13.19%) HTTP
8 12 (13.19%) VLAN
9 11 (12.09%) SAN
9 11 (12.09%) SMTP
10 10 (10.99%) IPsec
11 7 (7.69%) VoIP
11 7 (7.69%) Wireless
12 5 (5.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (5.49%) Skype
13 3 (3.30%) BIG-IP
13 3 (3.30%) MPLS
13 3 (3.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.09%) MySQL
3 10 (10.99%) NoSQL
3 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.69%) Redis
6 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.20%) JIRA
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Games
3 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (17.58%) Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) IT Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (13.19%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Designer
9 3 (3.30%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) Java EE
1 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 11 (12.09%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.59%) iPhone
4 5 (5.49%) Clustering
5 4 (4.40%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.10%) PKI
7 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (89.01%) Windows
2 63 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 39 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (39.56%) Linux
5 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (18.68%) Unix
7 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (7.69%) CentOS
8 7 (7.69%) Debian
9 6 (6.59%) Solaris
9 6 (6.59%) Windows 7
9 6 (6.59%) Windows Phone
10 4 (4.40%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.10%) Android
12 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.10%) VMS
12 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.86%) ITIL
2 17 (18.68%) Change Management
2 17 (18.68%) Root Cause Analysis
3 16 (17.58%) DevOps
4 15 (16.48%) Load Balancing
5 13 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 13 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 13 (14.29%) Validation
6 10 (10.99%) Configuration Management
6 10 (10.99%) Open Source
7 9 (9.89%) Web Development
8 8 (8.79%) Project Management
9 7 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (7.69%) Data Management
9 7 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (6.59%) Innovative Thinking
10 6 (6.59%) Patch Management
11 5 (5.49%) Change Control
11 5 (5.49%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 44 (48.35%) PowerShell
2 22 (24.18%) SQL
3 11 (12.09%) PHP
4 10 (10.99%) Bash Shell
4 10 (10.99%) Perl
4 10 (10.99%) Python
5 7 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.10%) Java
6 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) MCSE
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.69%) RHCE
3 4 (4.40%) CCNP
3 4 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.20%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.20%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.10%) CCNA
5 1 (1.10%) HND
5 1 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 37 (40.66%) Hyper-V
3 34 (37.36%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (24.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (24.18%) XenDesktop
6 21 (23.08%) XenApp
7 13 (14.29%) vSphere
8 3 (3.30%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.20%) KVM
9 2 (2.20%) NFS
10 1 (1.10%) Samba
10 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (40.66%) SCCM
2 27 (29.67%) SCOM
3 17 (18.68%) Nagios
4 15 (16.48%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (15.38%) Puppet
6 10 (10.99%) Grafana
6 10 (10.99%) ZABBIX
7 8 (8.79%) Backup Exec
7 8 (8.79%) CFEngine
8 7 (7.69%) Cacti
8 7 (7.69%) SmokePing
8 7 (7.69%) WSUS
9 6 (6.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (6.59%) Malwarebytes
9 6 (6.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (6.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (5.49%) Ansible
11 4 (4.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (4.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (2.20%) Iperf
Vendors
1 52 (57.14%) VMware
2 48 (52.75%) Microsoft
3 40 (43.96%) Cisco
4 33 (36.26%) Citrix
5 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 13 (14.29%) Google
6 13 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 10 (10.99%) Symantec
8 7 (7.69%) Avaya
8 7 (7.69%) Palo Alto
9 6 (6.59%) Apple
9 6 (6.59%) Dell
9 6 (6.59%) Sophos
10 4 (4.40%) CA
10 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.40%) Varonis
11 3 (3.30%) F5
11 3 (3.30%) IBM
11 3 (3.30%) Veritas
12 2 (2.20%) Juniper