Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 90 136
Rank change year-on-year -27 +46 -1
Permanent jobs citing DNS 899 2,772 2,380
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.58% 3.38% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.58% 19.08% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 723 1,997 1,936
Median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,838 £62,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 5,769 14,526 15,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.55% 17.71% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,432 10,496 11,809
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

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 13 August 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 13 August 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 +17 279 £42,500 +6.25% 63
North of England -81 205 £37,500 -5.06% 58
Midlands +8 157 £40,500 +1.25% 37
West Midlands +13 122 £41,000 -3.53% 19
North West -48 94 £41,000 +7.89% 36
South West -27 88 £37,500 -11.76% 33
East of England -23 87 £36,250 -18.75% 15
Yorkshire -60 80 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Wales +29 43 £35,500 -9.55% 3
Scotland +65 37 £46,820 +4.04% 4
East Midlands +44 35 £40,000 - 17
North East +20 31 £40,500 +2.53% 7
Northern Ireland +28 7 £30,000 +9.09%
Isle of Man -2 1 £51,500 -14.17%
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 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.

1 655 (72.86%) Windows
2 602 (66.96%) Active Directory
3 596 (66.30%) DHCP
4 494 (54.95%) Microsoft
5 391 (43.49%) VMware
6 384 (42.71%) Windows Server
7 347 (38.60%) TCP/IP
8 311 (34.59%) Firewall
9 297 (33.04%) Office 365
10 288 (32.04%) Azure
11 263 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 214 (23.80%) WAN
13 213 (23.69%) Hyper-V
14 207 (23.03%) PowerShell
15 199 (22.14%) LAN
16 177 (19.69%) Cisco
17 173 (19.24%) Linux
18 166 (18.46%) Citrix
19 161 (17.91%) VPN
20 159 (17.69%) ITIL
20 159 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
21 156 (17.35%) Windows 10
22 151 (16.80%) AWS
22 151 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 151 (16.80%) Windows Server 2016
23 149 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
23 149 (16.57%) SAN
24 144 (16.02%) Data Centre
25 141 (15.68%) SQL
26 139 (15.46%) SCCM

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
1 128 (14.24%) MS Exchange
2 90 (10.01%) SharePoint
3 65 (7.23%) IIS
4 40 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (3.34%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.33%) CMS
8 10 (1.11%) WordPress
9 9 (1.00%) Apache
10 8 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.89%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.56%) Confluence
12 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.33%) Drupal
14 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 110 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.56%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.78%) Magento
3 6 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.33%) Exchequer
5 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 297 (33.04%) Office 365
2 288 (32.04%) Azure
3 151 (16.80%) AWS
4 48 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (5.01%) SaaS
6 33 (3.67%) IaaS
6 33 (3.67%) PaaS
7 25 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (2.45%) OneDrive
9 19 (2.11%) Serverless
10 17 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (1.78%) Power Platform
12 15 (1.67%) Azure Functions
13 14 (1.56%) Logic Apps
13 14 (1.56%) PowerApps
14 8 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.89%) GCP
14 8 (0.89%) Route 53
15 7 (0.78%) Slack
16 6 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 596 (66.30%) DHCP
2 347 (38.60%) TCP/IP
3 311 (34.59%) Firewall
4 214 (23.80%) WAN
5 199 (22.14%) LAN
6 161 (17.91%) VPN
7 149 (16.57%) SAN
8 95 (10.57%) VLAN
9 86 (9.57%) VoIP
10 80 (8.90%) Wireless
11 78 (8.68%) Internet
12 52 (5.78%) HTTP
13 50 (5.56%) iSCSI
14 48 (5.34%) Fibre Channel
15 46 (5.12%) Network Security
15 46 (5.12%) SMTP
16 43 (4.78%) Remote Desktop
17 41 (4.56%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (3.89%) NAS
19 34 (3.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.34%) MySQL
3 27 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (0.67%) Big Data
5 6 (0.67%) Redis
6 5 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (0.44%) MS Access
7 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (3.34%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.11%) JIRA
3 14 (1.56%) Metasploit
4 10 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.56%) Selenium
7 4 (0.44%) GitLab
8 3 (0.33%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.33%) GoCD
8 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.22%) JMeter
9 2 (0.22%) Maven
9 2 (0.22%) MSI
9 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.22%) Postman
9 2 (0.22%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.22%) Subversion
9 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.11%) PHPUnit
General
1 102 (11.35%) Finance
2 31 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.00%) Law
4 26 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.56%) Retail
6 18 (2.00%) Legal
7 14 (1.56%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.22%) Advertising
9 9 (1.00%) Marketing
10 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.67%) Games
10 6 (0.67%) Military
11 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.56%) Banking
12 4 (0.44%) Back Office
13 3 (0.33%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 129 (14.35%) Analyst
2 116 (12.90%) IT Engineer
3 115 (12.79%) Support Engineer
4 106 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 93 (10.34%) IT Support
6 77 (8.57%) Network Engineer
7 60 (6.67%) Administrator
8 53 (5.90%) Server Engineer
9 48 (5.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 48 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
10 43 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
10 43 (4.78%) Architect
10 43 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
11 38 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
12 36 (4.00%) Support Analyst
13 35 (3.89%) IT Analyst
14 34 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 34 (3.78%) Security Engineer
15 33 (3.67%) Security Analyst
16 32 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.45%) Web Services
2 18 (2.00%) HTML
3 16 (1.78%) .NET
4 10 (1.11%) AngularJS
4 10 (1.11%) CSS
5 9 (1.00%) LDAP
5 9 (1.00%) Middleware
6 7 (0.78%) RESTful
6 7 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (0.67%) SOAP
8 5 (0.56%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.56%) Spring
8 5 (0.56%) WSDL
8 5 (0.56%) WSH
9 4 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (0.44%) Apache Camel
9 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.44%) Node.js
9 4 (0.44%) XML
10 3 (0.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 144 (16.02%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (5.01%) Clustering
5 44 (4.89%) Management Information System
6 37 (4.12%) Driving Licence
7 34 (3.78%) Replication
8 26 (2.89%) PKI
8 26 (2.89%) Security Operations Centre
9 19 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (1.78%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.67%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.56%) CMDB
12 14 (1.56%) User Experience
13 12 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.00%) Handset
15 8 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 655 (72.86%) Windows
2 384 (42.71%) Windows Server
3 173 (19.24%) Linux
4 159 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (17.35%) Windows 10
6 151 (16.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 149 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 79 (8.79%) Windows 7
9 71 (7.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 69 (7.68%) Windows Server 2019
11 44 (4.89%) Unix
12 31 (3.45%) Ubuntu
13 23 (2.56%) Windows 8
14 18 (2.00%) CentOS
15 17 (1.89%) Android
15 17 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (1.56%) Kali Linux
16 14 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.56%) Solaris
17 13 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (17.69%) ITIL
2 151 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 112 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
4 106 (11.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 97 (10.79%) DevOps
6 73 (8.12%) Information Security
7 69 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (6.90%) Change Management
9 60 (6.67%) Server Management
10 57 (6.34%) Migration
11 55 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
12 50 (5.56%) Patch Management
13 48 (5.34%) Project Management
14 43 (4.78%) SIEM
15 42 (4.67%) Mentoring
15 42 (4.67%) Project Delivery
16 41 (4.56%) High Availability
17 38 (4.23%) Problem Management
18 37 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
18 37 (4.12%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (23.03%) PowerShell
2 141 (15.68%) SQL
3 78 (8.68%) Python
4 71 (7.90%) Bash Shell
5 31 (3.45%) Perl
6 24 (2.67%) C#
6 24 (2.67%) PHP
7 22 (2.45%) T-SQL
8 21 (2.34%) Java
9 14 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 14 (1.56%) Ruby
9 14 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.56%) VB
10 13 (1.45%) VBScript
11 8 (0.89%) C
11 8 (0.89%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.33%) Elixir
12 3 (0.33%) Go
12 3 (0.33%) Java 8
12 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (13.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 79 (8.79%) MCSA
4 76 (8.45%) Degree
4 76 (8.45%) MCSE
5 63 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (5.56%) CCNA
6 50 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 46 (5.12%) SC Cleared
8 33 (3.67%) Server+ Certification
9 26 (2.89%) CCNP
10 22 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (1.78%) CREST Certified
12 15 (1.67%) SANS
13 14 (1.56%) GCIA
13 14 (1.56%) GCIH
14 13 (1.45%) MCP
15 12 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (1.22%) MCITP
17 9 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (9.79%) SLA
2 49 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (4.12%) GDPR
4 17 (1.89%) NIST
5 14 (1.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (1.45%) NIST 800
7 11 (1.22%) PCI DSS
8 9 (1.00%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.22%) COBIT
11 2 (0.22%) GxP
11 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.22%) QA
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 602 (66.96%) Active Directory
2 263 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (23.69%) Hyper-V
4 68 (7.56%) vSphere
5 63 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (4.67%) Virtual Servers
7 39 (4.34%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (4.12%) XenApp
9 25 (2.78%) Docker
10 20 (2.22%) Snort
11 19 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 19 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (2.00%) VMware Server
12 18 (2.00%) XenDesktop
13 16 (1.78%) Firmware
14 14 (1.56%) NFS
14 14 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.78%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.78%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 139 (15.46%) SCCM
2 84 (9.34%) WSUS
3 54 (6.01%) SCOM
4 43 (4.78%) Terraform
5 35 (3.89%) SCVMM
6 26 (2.89%) Puppet
7 25 (2.78%) NetBackup
8 24 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
10 20 (2.22%) PowerCLI
11 19 (2.11%) Ansible
11 19 (2.11%) Kubernetes
12 14 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
12 14 (1.56%) vCenter Server
13 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (1.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 12 (1.33%) Backup Exec
15 11 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
16 9 (1.00%) SCOrch
17 8 (0.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 494 (54.95%) Microsoft
2 391 (43.49%) VMware
3 177 (19.69%) Cisco
4 166 (18.46%) Citrix
5 91 (10.12%) HP
6 62 (6.90%) Veeam
7 43 (4.78%) Juniper
8 42 (4.67%) Dell
9 41 (4.56%) Symantec
10 35 (3.89%) CheckPoint
11 30 (3.34%) Oracle
12 29 (3.23%) EMC
12 29 (3.23%) NetApp
13 27 (3.00%) SolarWinds
14 26 (2.89%) Meraki
15 25 (2.78%) Palo Alto
16 23 (2.56%) SonicWALL
17 20 (2.22%) IBM
17 20 (2.22%) Red Hat
18 19 (2.11%) McAfee