Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 137 110
Rank change year-on-year -18 -27 -7
Permanent jobs citing DNS 78 63 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.37% 1.35% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.12% 11.95% 20.15%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 56
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +1.99%
10th Percentile £22,000 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,375 £71,750 £49,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 771 527 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.53% 11.26% 11.64%
Number of salaries quoted 497 346 397
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,525 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Edinburgh -8 32 £28,500 -36.67% 4
Glasgow -21 32 £45,000 +16.88% 13
Aberdeen -3 4 £39,000 -
Stirling - 4 £23,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £41,000 - 3
Dundee -1 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - - 2
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £39,000 -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 50 (64.10%) Windows
2 49 (62.82%) Firewall
3 42 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 41 (52.56%) DHCP
5 39 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 36 (46.15%) Windows Server
7 32 (41.03%) VPN
8 30 (38.46%) TCP/IP
8 30 (38.46%) VMware
9 28 (35.90%) SQL
10 27 (34.62%) ITIL
11 26 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 24 (30.77%) Hyper-V
13 23 (29.49%) SCCM
13 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
14 22 (28.21%) Python
15 21 (26.92%) SQL Server
16 20 (25.64%) Cisco
16 20 (25.64%) Ansible
17 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (24.36%) SCOM
17 19 (24.36%) Perl
18 18 (23.08%) SMTP
18 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (23.08%) Bash Shell
18 18 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
19 17 (21.79%) Public Cloud
19 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (21.79%) Kalman Filter
19 17 (21.79%) HTTP

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 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) Confluence
4 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.28%) IIS
5 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.95%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (11.54%) Office 365
5 4 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.13%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.56%) GitHub
6 2 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.56%) Route 53
6 2 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.28%) Akamai
7 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (62.82%) Firewall
2 41 (52.56%) DHCP
3 32 (41.03%) VPN
4 30 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 18 (23.08%) SMTP
6 17 (21.79%) HTTP
7 16 (20.51%) IPsec
7 16 (20.51%) SAN
7 16 (20.51%) SSL
8 14 (17.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (7.69%) WAN
10 5 (6.41%) LAN
10 5 (6.41%) Wireless
11 4 (5.13%) VoIP
12 3 (3.85%) Internet
12 3 (3.85%) VLAN
12 3 (3.85%) WLAN
13 2 (2.56%) DMVPN
13 2 (2.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) MySQL
3 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.56%) Power BI
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.41%) JIRA
3 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.28%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (6.41%) Advertising
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Automotive
2 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Administrator
2 15 (19.23%) IT Support
3 14 (17.95%) Security Administrator
4 10 (12.82%) Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) IT Support Technician
5 9 (11.54%) IT Technician
5 9 (11.54%) Support Technician
6 8 (10.26%) Support Analyst
6 8 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Support Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) IT Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Web Services
2 3 (3.85%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) .NET
3 2 (2.56%) JSON
3 2 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
4 1 (1.28%) Flash
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) LDAP
4 1 (1.28%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 17 (21.79%) Public Cloud
3 14 (17.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) iPad
5 2 (2.56%) iPhone
5 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 50 (64.10%) Windows
2 36 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (15.38%) Linux
5 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.41%) CentOS
8 5 (6.41%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.56%) Unix
11 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) ITIL
2 18 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (21.79%) Configuration Management
3 17 (21.79%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (20.51%) Change Management
5 15 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (17.95%) Security Architecture
6 14 (17.95%) Security Monitoring
7 13 (16.67%) Information Management
7 13 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 13 (16.67%) Password Management
7 13 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
8 10 (12.82%) Load Balancing
8 10 (12.82%) Project Planning
9 8 (10.26%) Change Control
10 6 (7.69%) DevOps
11 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (5.13%) ERP
12 3 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) SQL
2 22 (28.21%) Python
3 19 (24.36%) Perl
4 18 (23.08%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.13%) Java
5 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.56%) C#
7 2 (2.56%) Ruby
7 2 (2.56%) VB
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) AWS Certification
1 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) CCNP
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) GCP
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 24 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.69%) Docker
5 3 (3.85%) NFS
5 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.56%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.28%) vSphere
7 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (29.49%) SCCM
2 20 (25.64%) Ansible
3 19 (24.36%) SCOM
4 16 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (20.51%) Puppet
5 5 (6.41%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.56%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.56%) Nagios
6 2 (2.56%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.46%) VMware
3 20 (25.64%) Cisco
4 9 (11.54%) Veeam
5 5 (6.41%) Citrix
5 5 (6.41%) HP
6 4 (5.13%) Apple
6 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.85%) Aruba
8 2 (2.56%) Avaya
8 2 (2.56%) CommVault
8 2 (2.56%) Google
8 2 (2.56%) IBM
8 2 (2.56%) Juniper
8 2 (2.56%) Meraki
8 2 (2.56%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.56%) NetApp
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle
8 2 (2.56%) Splunk
9 1 (1.28%) Veritas