Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 115 146
Rank change year-on-year +2 +31 -19
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,816 2,347 2,470
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.77% 2.80% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.91% 16.71% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,420 1,788 1,944
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.91% -0.63%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,000 £22,575
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,737 14,047 15,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.40% 16.73% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8,275 10,528 12,411
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,366 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the UK excluding London

DNS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for DNS in the UK excluding London

DNS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK excluding London

DNS
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
South East +22 601 £40,000 -5.88% 91
North of England -49 329 £37,500 - 109
Midlands +20 288 £32,500 -23.53% 49
South West +48 235 £39,250 -1.88% 51
West Midlands +23 213 £32,500 -23.53% 28
East of England -15 211 £42,500 +6.25% 31
North West -21 185 £35,000 +7.69% 64
Yorkshire -50 117 £39,000 -2.50% 22
East Midlands +18 74 £37,500 -16.67% 20
Scotland +48 72 £35,000 -26.32% 17
Wales +9 60 £37,500 -6.25% 12
North East -8 27 £35,000 -22.22% 23
Northern Ireland +42 22 £32,000 +6.67%
Isle of Man -5 1 £51,500 +14.44%
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 1,324 (72.91%) Windows
2 1,214 (66.85%) DHCP
3 1,132 (62.33%) Active Directory
4 1,052 (57.93%) Microsoft
5 728 (40.09%) VMware
6 716 (39.43%) Windows Server
7 675 (37.17%) Firewall
8 661 (36.40%) TCP/IP
9 660 (36.34%) Office 365
10 554 (30.51%) Azure
11 525 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 455 (25.06%) WAN
13 441 (24.28%) LAN
14 425 (23.40%) Cisco
15 396 (21.81%) Linux
16 392 (21.59%) Hyper-V
17 385 (21.20%) VPN
18 371 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
19 369 (20.32%) MS Exchange
20 365 (20.10%) PowerShell
21 336 (18.50%) Windows 10
22 331 (18.23%) ITIL
23 318 (17.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 310 (17.07%) Windows Server 2016
25 296 (16.30%) SQL Server
26 288 (15.86%) Citrix
27 277 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
28 263 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
29 259 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
30 258 (14.21%) SQL

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 369 (20.32%) MS Exchange
2 180 (9.91%) SharePoint
3 158 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 140 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 106 (5.84%) IIS
6 72 (3.96%) Skype for Business
7 41 (2.26%) Apache
8 35 (1.93%) CMS
9 23 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.27%) WordPress
10 21 (1.16%) Tomcat
11 20 (1.10%) Drupal
12 19 (1.05%) Confluence
13 17 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.33%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
16 6 (0.33%) nginx
17 5 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 259 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) Gephi
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (0.77%) Magento
2 13 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.44%) Exchequer
5 6 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.28%) Line 50
6 5 (0.28%) Pegasus Opera
6 5 (0.28%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.055%) assyst
10 1 (0.055%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.055%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.055%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 660 (36.34%) Office 365
2 554 (30.51%) Azure
3 244 (13.44%) AWS
4 82 (4.52%) SaaS
5 69 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 64 (3.52%) IaaS
7 55 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
8 50 (2.75%) PaaS
9 40 (2.20%) OneDrive
10 30 (1.65%) GCP
11 20 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 14 (0.77%) GitHub
12 14 (0.77%) Serverless
13 13 (0.72%) G Suite
14 11 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.55%) Slack
16 9 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1,214 (66.85%) DHCP
2 675 (37.17%) Firewall
3 661 (36.40%) TCP/IP
4 455 (25.06%) WAN
5 441 (24.28%) LAN
6 385 (21.20%) VPN
7 240 (13.22%) VLAN
8 209 (11.51%) VoIP
9 195 (10.74%) SAN
10 193 (10.63%) Internet
11 156 (8.59%) Wireless
12 103 (5.67%) SMTP
13 102 (5.62%) HTTP
14 87 (4.79%) BGP
15 86 (4.74%) NAS
16 79 (4.35%) Network Security
17 76 (4.19%) SSL
18 71 (3.91%) Skype
19 68 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
20 67 (3.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.74%) MySQL
3 45 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 18 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (0.88%) Big Data
5 16 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.50%) Apache Hive
11 9 (0.50%) MariaDB
12 7 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.39%) HBase
12 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (3.74%) Jenkins
2 67 (3.69%) Git (software)
3 60 (3.30%) JIRA
4 25 (1.38%) Bitbucket
5 21 (1.16%) Selenium
6 15 (0.83%) Subversion
7 14 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.66%) GitLab
9 11 (0.61%) Postman
10 10 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (0.50%) Fiddler
11 9 (0.50%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.39%) Maven
12 7 (0.39%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.33%) Bugzilla
13 6 (0.33%) CruiseControl
14 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.28%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.28%) WinDbg
General
1 193 (10.63%) Finance
2 102 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 76 (4.19%) Retail
4 54 (2.97%) Public Sector
5 47 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 35 (1.93%) Law
7 34 (1.87%) Legal
8 30 (1.65%) Advertising
9 22 (1.21%) Games
10 14 (0.77%) Local Government
10 14 (0.77%) Marketing
11 13 (0.72%) Banking
12 11 (0.61%) Police
13 8 (0.44%) Electronics
13 8 (0.44%) Military
14 7 (0.39%) Back Office
14 7 (0.39%) Fire and Rescue
14 7 (0.39%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 256 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 250 (13.77%) IT Engineer
3 244 (13.44%) IT Support
4 231 (12.72%) Support Engineer
5 227 (12.50%) Analyst
6 135 (7.43%) Network Engineer
7 131 (7.21%) Administrator
8 114 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 112 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
10 109 (6.00%) IT Support Engineer
11 99 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
12 97 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
13 91 (5.01%) Support Analyst
14 78 (4.30%) Support Technician
15 77 (4.24%) Architect
16 76 (4.19%) IT Technician
17 74 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 68 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
19 62 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
19 62 (3.41%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.52%) LDAP
2 39 (2.15%) .NET
3 30 (1.65%) HTML
4 26 (1.43%) WSH
5 25 (1.38%) CSS
6 24 (1.32%) AngularJS
6 24 (1.32%) Web Services
7 20 (1.10%) LAMP
8 18 (0.99%) Kafka
8 18 (0.99%) Middleware
9 17 (0.94%) Node.js
10 16 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (0.66%) REST
11 12 (0.66%) SAML
12 11 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (0.55%) OAuth
14 9 (0.50%) SOAP
14 9 (0.50%) XML
15 8 (0.44%) HTML5
15 8 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 238 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 138 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (6.22%) Management Information System
4 93 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
5 79 (4.35%) Clustering
6 53 (2.92%) PKI
7 50 (2.75%) Driving Licence
7 50 (2.75%) Replication
8 44 (2.42%) Public Cloud
9 38 (2.09%) User Experience
10 33 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 28 (1.54%) Private Cloud
12 21 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 21 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (0.94%) Cloud Native
14 14 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
15 13 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 12 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.66%) Handset
17 11 (0.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1,324 (72.91%) Windows
2 716 (39.43%) Windows Server
3 396 (21.81%) Linux
4 371 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 336 (18.50%) Windows 10
6 310 (17.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 263 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 172 (9.47%) Windows 7
9 112 (6.17%) Unix
10 105 (5.78%) Windows Server 2019
11 103 (5.67%) Windows 8
12 94 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 49 (2.70%) Ubuntu
14 41 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 40 (2.20%) CentOS
16 38 (2.09%) Solaris
17 34 (1.87%) Mac OS
18 26 (1.43%) Android
18 26 (1.43%) Apple iOS
19 15 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (18.23%) ITIL
2 318 (17.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 277 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
4 206 (11.34%) DevOps
5 138 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
6 137 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 137 (7.54%) Migration
7 116 (6.39%) Mentoring
8 112 (6.17%) Change Management
9 108 (5.95%) Configuration Management
10 101 (5.56%) Information Security
11 93 (5.12%) Project Delivery
11 93 (5.12%) Project Management
12 92 (5.07%) Cybersecurity
13 91 (5.01%) Kalman Filter
14 85 (4.68%) Server Management
15 82 (4.52%) Patch Management
16 76 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
17 75 (4.13%) Service Management
18 70 (3.85%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 365 (20.10%) PowerShell
2 258 (14.21%) SQL
3 201 (11.07%) Python
4 135 (7.43%) Bash Shell
5 80 (4.41%) Perl
6 66 (3.63%) PHP
7 50 (2.75%) Java
8 47 (2.59%) JavaScript
9 41 (2.26%) Ruby
10 40 (2.20%) C
10 40 (2.20%) C#
10 40 (2.20%) VBScript
11 35 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 15 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.77%) C++
14 13 (0.72%) R
15 12 (0.66%) VB
16 6 (0.33%) AWK
16 6 (0.33%) Korn
16 6 (0.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 205 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (9.47%) Degree
3 151 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
4 145 (7.98%) Security Cleared
5 118 (6.50%) MCSE
6 96 (5.29%) CCNA
7 92 (5.07%) CCNP
8 91 (5.01%) MCSA
9 70 (3.85%) SC Cleared
10 53 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 48 (2.64%) MCP
12 47 (2.59%) DV Cleared
13 43 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (1.27%) DBS Check
16 20 (1.10%) CISSP
17 16 (0.88%) CCIE
18 15 (0.83%) JNCIP
19 14 (0.77%) JNCIS
19 14 (0.77%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (14.10%) SLA
2 89 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 28 (1.54%) GDPR
5 19 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 19 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (0.50%) COBIT
7 9 (0.50%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.44%) NIST
9 5 (0.28%) QA
10 4 (0.22%) GxP
10 4 (0.22%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.17%) WCAG
12 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.055%) NCSC
13 1 (0.055%) PMO
System Software
1 1,132 (62.33%) Active Directory
2 525 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 392 (21.59%) Hyper-V
4 144 (7.93%) vSphere
5 119 (6.55%) XenApp
6 116 (6.39%) VMware ESXi
7 86 (4.74%) Docker
8 72 (3.96%) XenDesktop
9 61 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
10 52 (2.86%) NFS
11 37 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (1.54%) Firmware
13 23 (1.27%) Terminal Services
13 23 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 13 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (0.72%) Terminal Server
18 12 (0.66%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 217 (11.95%) SCCM
2 105 (5.78%) SCOM
3 99 (5.45%) Ansible
3 99 (5.45%) WSUS
4 96 (5.29%) Puppet
5 68 (3.74%) Kubernetes
6 64 (3.52%) Terraform
7 42 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
9 36 (1.98%) Backup Exec
10 33 (1.82%) vCenter Server
11 28 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
12 27 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
12 27 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
13 26 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (1.38%) SCVMM
15 24 (1.32%) Nagios
15 24 (1.32%) NetBackup
16 23 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
17 17 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,052 (57.93%) Microsoft
2 728 (40.09%) VMware
3 425 (23.40%) Cisco
4 288 (15.86%) Citrix
5 149 (8.20%) HP
6 138 (7.60%) Juniper
7 110 (6.06%) Veeam
8 85 (4.68%) SolarWinds
9 81 (4.46%) Dell
10 72 (3.96%) Oracle
11 66 (3.63%) Symantec
12 64 (3.52%) Google
13 62 (3.41%) CheckPoint
14 59 (3.25%) F5
15 56 (3.08%) Apple
15 56 (3.08%) Palo Alto
16 54 (2.97%) McAfee
17 51 (2.81%) NetApp
17 51 (2.81%) Red Hat
18 46 (2.53%) EMC