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

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 115 103
Rank change year-on-year -33 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing DNS 93 83 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.64% 1.78% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.55% 13.15% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 34 54 80
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £37,750 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.58% -1.95% +4.05%
10th Percentile £31,475 £28,250 £21,025
90th Percentile £61,250 £48,375 £50,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +1.27%

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 741 631 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.08% 13.53% 12.07%
Number of salaries quoted 468 410 449
Scotland median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £59,550
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 February 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 February 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 -23 43 £57,500 +53.33% 4
Glasgow -18 40 £42,500 +12.58% 4
Aberdeen - 4 £39,000 -
Lanarkshire - 2 £32,750 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £34,500 - 2
Dundee - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £39,000 -
Fife - 1 - -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 68 (73.12%) Windows
2 63 (67.74%) Firewall
3 61 (65.59%) Windows Server
4 60 (64.52%) Active Directory
5 59 (63.44%) DHCP
6 53 (56.99%) Microsoft
7 45 (48.39%) VMware
8 44 (47.31%) VPN
9 40 (43.01%) ITIL
10 39 (41.94%) Hyper-V
11 37 (39.78%) SCCM
12 34 (36.56%) SQL
12 34 (36.56%) Cisco
13 33 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (34.41%) Microsoft Azure
15 30 (32.26%) SCOM
16 28 (30.11%) TCP/IP
16 28 (30.11%) SQL Server
17 25 (26.88%) Data Centre
18 24 (25.81%) MS Exchange
19 23 (24.73%) Change Management
19 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2012
20 22 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (21.51%) Linux
21 20 (21.51%) Python
22 19 (20.43%) SMTP
22 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
22 19 (20.43%) Ansible
23 18 (19.35%) Bash Shell
23 18 (19.35%) Perl

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 24 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.20%) SharePoint
3 11 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.75%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.38%) IIS
6 3 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.15%) Confluence
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (34.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.13%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (16.13%) Office 365
3 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.15%) GitHub
6 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.08%) Route 53
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (67.74%) Firewall
2 59 (63.44%) DHCP
3 44 (47.31%) VPN
4 28 (30.11%) TCP/IP
5 19 (20.43%) SMTP
6 18 (19.35%) SSL
7 16 (17.20%) HTTP
8 15 (16.13%) IPsec
9 14 (15.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (15.05%) VLAN
10 13 (13.98%) SAN
11 11 (11.83%) WAN
12 10 (10.75%) LAN
13 9 (9.68%) Wireless
14 8 (8.60%) Internet
15 6 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (5.38%) Skype
16 5 (5.38%) VoIP
17 4 (4.30%) SNMP
18 3 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.15%) Power BI
3 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 6 (6.45%) JIRA
2 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Advertising
3 2 (2.15%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Games
4 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (21.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (18.28%) Administrator
2 17 (18.28%) Analyst
3 14 (15.05%) Security Administrator
4 11 (11.83%) IT Engineer
4 11 (11.83%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) IT Support
6 9 (9.68%) IT Support Technician
6 9 (9.68%) IT Technician
6 9 (9.68%) Support Technician
6 9 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Network Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Senior Support Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Designer
9 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) Web Services
2 2 (2.15%) JSON
2 2 (2.15%) REST
2 2 (2.15%) XML
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.88%) Data Centre
2 16 (17.20%) Public Cloud
3 15 (16.13%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.53%) iPhone
5 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.38%) Clustering
6 4 (4.30%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.08%) iPad
9 1 (1.08%) PKI
9 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (73.12%) Windows
2 61 (65.59%) Windows Server
3 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (21.51%) Linux
6 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.68%) Unix
7 9 (9.68%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.45%) Solaris
8 6 (6.45%) Windows Phone
9 5 (5.38%) CentOS
9 5 (5.38%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.15%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.01%) ITIL
2 23 (24.73%) Change Management
3 17 (18.28%) Configuration Management
4 16 (17.20%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (17.20%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (16.13%) Load Balancing
6 14 (15.05%) Security Architecture
6 14 (15.05%) Security Monitoring
7 13 (13.98%) Information Management
7 13 (13.98%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 13 (13.98%) Password Management
7 13 (13.98%) Technical Analysis
8 11 (11.83%) Change Control
9 10 (10.75%) Project Planning
10 8 (8.60%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (6.45%) DevOps
12 6 (6.45%) Innovative Thinking
12 6 (6.45%) Patch Management
12 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.56%) SQL
2 20 (21.51%) Python
3 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
4 18 (19.35%) Bash Shell
4 18 (19.35%) Perl
5 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.15%) Java
6 2 (2.15%) Ruby
7 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.30%) MCSE
4 3 (3.23%) AWS Certification
4 3 (3.23%) CCNP
4 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.15%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) Degree
5 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.98%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) GCP
2 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 39 (41.94%) Hyper-V
3 33 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (18.28%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (9.68%) vSphere
5 9 (9.68%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (6.45%) XenApp
7 4 (4.30%) Docker
8 3 (3.23%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.15%) NFS
9 2 (2.15%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (39.78%) SCCM
2 30 (32.26%) SCOM
3 19 (20.43%) Ansible
4 16 (17.20%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (17.20%) Puppet
5 9 (9.68%) Backup Exec
6 6 (6.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (6.45%) Malwarebytes
6 6 (6.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (4.30%) Kubernetes
8 3 (3.23%) Nagios
8 3 (3.23%) WSUS
9 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (2.15%) Rundeck
10 1 (1.08%) Cacti
10 1 (1.08%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (1.08%) Iperf
10 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.08%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 53 (56.99%) Microsoft
2 45 (48.39%) VMware
3 34 (36.56%) Cisco
4 18 (19.35%) Citrix
5 9 (9.68%) Apple
5 9 (9.68%) Veeam
6 7 (7.53%) Avaya
7 6 (6.45%) Dell
7 6 (6.45%) Google
7 6 (6.45%) Palo Alto
7 6 (6.45%) Sophos
7 6 (6.45%) Symantec
8 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.30%) Veritas
9 3 (3.23%) CommVault
9 3 (3.23%) Juniper
9 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.15%) Aruba
10 2 (2.15%) HP
10 2 (2.15%) IBM