Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 128 128
Rank change year-on-year +35 0 -19
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,558 2,311 2,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.25% 2.50% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.76% 15.75% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,792 1,865 2,122
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,225 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.53% - +6.25%

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 13,634 14,671 16,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.30% 15.88% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 10,110 11,398 13,204
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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
North of England +62 803 £37,500 - 156
South East +15 710 £40,000 - 236
Yorkshire +57 439 £37,500 -6.25% 51
North West +69 346 £37,500 - 94
Midlands +10 346 £35,000 -7.89% 102
South West +48 278 £40,000 +14.29% 94
East of England +13 270 £40,000 - 61
West Midlands +41 267 £35,000 -12.50% 56
Scotland +18 82 £40,000 +18.52% 23
East Midlands -34 79 £35,000 - 45
Wales -15 54 £38,500 +5.48% 18
North East +10 18 £37,500 -16.67% 11
Northern Ireland 0 12 £32,000 +16.36% 2
Isle of Man +6 5 £60,000 +103.39%
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 1,634 (63.88%) DHCP
2 1,621 (63.37%) Windows
3 1,540 (60.20%) Active Directory
4 1,220 (47.69%) Microsoft
5 1,120 (43.78%) Firewall
6 1,016 (39.72%) VMware
7 1,006 (39.33%) Windows Server
8 957 (37.41%) Cisco
9 880 (34.40%) Office 365
10 856 (33.46%) TCP/IP
11 803 (31.39%) WAN
12 788 (30.81%) Linux
13 756 (29.55%) VPN
14 738 (28.85%) Azure
15 690 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 645 (25.22%) ITIL
17 578 (22.60%) Cisco Certification
18 534 (20.88%) Hyper-V
19 523 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 521 (20.37%) MS Exchange
21 517 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
22 516 (20.17%) LAN
23 489 (19.12%) Python
24 462 (18.06%) PowerShell
25 457 (17.87%) CCNA
26 446 (17.44%) CCNP
27 434 (16.97%) Unix
28 429 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
29 418 (16.34%) Citrix
30 413 (16.15%) Network Security

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
1 521 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 222 (8.68%) IIS
3 213 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 190 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 188 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 135 (5.28%) Skype for Business
7 57 (2.23%) Apache
8 41 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
9 40 (1.56%) Confluence
10 36 (1.41%) nginx
11 30 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 29 (1.13%) SAS
13 21 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
14 20 (0.78%) CMS
15 19 (0.74%) Tomcat
16 17 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.66%) WordPress
17 16 (0.63%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
18 14 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 290 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.27%) Gephi
6 5 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.039%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.039%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.35%) Exchequer
3 4 (0.16%) CA PPM
3 4 (0.16%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.039%) assyst
5 1 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.039%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.039%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 880 (34.40%) Office 365
2 738 (28.85%) Azure
3 271 (10.59%) AWS
4 112 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 112 (4.38%) SaaS
5 108 (4.22%) IaaS
6 75 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
7 66 (2.58%) PaaS
8 63 (2.46%) GCP
9 56 (2.19%) OneDrive
10 32 (1.25%) Azure Stack
11 29 (1.13%) Mimecast
12 16 (0.63%) Power Platform
13 15 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.59%) G Suite
14 14 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 13 (0.51%) GitHub
16 12 (0.47%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.47%) Serverless
16 12 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1,634 (63.88%) DHCP
2 1,120 (43.78%) Firewall
3 856 (33.46%) TCP/IP
4 803 (31.39%) WAN
5 756 (29.55%) VPN
6 516 (20.17%) LAN
7 413 (16.15%) Network Security
8 393 (15.36%) MPLS
9 387 (15.13%) BGP
10 378 (14.78%) OSPF
11 366 (14.31%) SMTP
12 348 (13.60%) IPsec
13 339 (13.25%) NetScaler
14 338 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
15 290 (11.34%) SAN
16 281 (10.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 278 (10.87%) Broadband
18 276 (10.79%) VLAN
19 267 (10.44%) RIP
20 265 (10.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.11%) MySQL
3 40 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 30 (1.17%) Big Data
7 22 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (0.63%) Redis
9 14 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 13 (0.51%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.43%) Power BI
11 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (0.39%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.31%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.31%) Impala
14 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 92 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 72 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 66 (2.58%) JIRA
4 32 (1.25%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.21%) TestRail
6 28 (1.09%) Zephyr
7 25 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
8 20 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (0.70%) GDB
10 17 (0.66%) Artifactory
10 17 (0.66%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.47%) Subversion
11 12 (0.47%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.39%) GitLab
13 9 (0.35%) Mercurial
13 9 (0.35%) MSI
14 7 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
15 6 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.23%) Selenium
16 5 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 278 (10.87%) Finance
2 226 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 121 (4.73%) Retail
4 100 (3.91%) Public Sector
5 68 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 44 (1.72%) Marketing
7 40 (1.56%) Legal
8 35 (1.37%) Law
9 31 (1.21%) Electronics
10 24 (0.94%) Back Office
11 16 (0.63%) Military
12 15 (0.59%) Games
13 13 (0.51%) Automotive
13 13 (0.51%) Online Betting
14 12 (0.47%) Publishing
15 11 (0.43%) Advertising
15 11 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
15 11 (0.43%) Police
16 8 (0.31%) German Language
17 7 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 461 (18.02%) Network Engineer
2 439 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 288 (11.26%) Support Engineer
4 246 (9.62%) Analyst
5 241 (9.42%) Security Engineer
6 230 (8.99%) Network Security Engineer
7 220 (8.60%) IT Engineer
8 195 (7.62%) IT Support
9 158 (6.18%) Cisco Engineer
10 152 (5.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 138 (5.39%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 121 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 110 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
13 110 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
14 109 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
14 109 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
15 108 (4.22%) Administrator
15 108 (4.22%) Support Analyst
16 96 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
17 95 (3.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (2.93%) LDAP
2 72 (2.81%) Web Services
3 44 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
4 37 (1.45%) .NET
5 27 (1.06%) 802.1X
6 22 (0.86%) Kafka
6 22 (0.86%) XML
7 21 (0.82%) HTML
8 20 (0.78%) CSS
9 18 (0.70%) Middleware
10 17 (0.66%) Node.js
11 16 (0.63%) MAPI
12 15 (0.59%) AngularJS
13 12 (0.47%) LAMP
13 12 (0.47%) REST
14 11 (0.43%) jQuery
15 10 (0.39%) SOAP
16 9 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (0.35%) Sass
17 8 (0.31%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 367 (14.35%) Management Information System
2 283 (11.06%) Data Centre
3 212 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
4 161 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
5 97 (3.79%) PKI
6 84 (3.28%) Clustering
7 82 (3.21%) Replication
8 72 (2.81%) Public Cloud
9 61 (2.38%) Driving Licence
10 48 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 36 (1.41%) Private Cloud
12 27 (1.06%) User Experience
13 24 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
14 23 (0.90%) Cloud Native
15 22 (0.86%) Blackberry
15 22 (0.86%) NHS
16 19 (0.74%) CMDB
17 15 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
17 15 (0.59%) EMC VNX
17 15 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,621 (63.37%) Windows
2 1,006 (39.33%) Windows Server
3 788 (30.81%) Linux
4 517 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 434 (16.97%) Unix
6 429 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 361 (14.11%) Windows 10
8 223 (8.72%) Windows 7
9 160 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 110 (4.30%) Windows 8
11 103 (4.03%) CentOS
12 79 (3.09%) Ubuntu
13 59 (2.31%) Mac OS
14 57 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 42 (1.64%) Solaris
16 33 (1.29%) Android
17 29 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 27 (1.06%) Apple iOS
19 26 (1.02%) Windows XP
20 25 (0.98%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (25.22%) ITIL
2 523 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 364 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
4 329 (12.86%) Service Delivery
5 314 (12.28%) Network Management
6 293 (11.45%) Network Design
7 286 (11.18%) Change Control
8 250 (9.77%) Product Management
9 221 (8.64%) DevOps
10 208 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
11 180 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 179 (7.00%) Change Management
13 169 (6.61%) Mentoring
14 153 (5.98%) Migration
15 149 (5.82%) Project Delivery
16 128 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 121 (4.73%) Configuration Management
17 121 (4.73%) Information Security
18 119 (4.65%) Incident Management
19 117 (4.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 489 (19.12%) Python
2 462 (18.06%) PowerShell
3 382 (14.93%) Bash Shell
4 316 (12.35%) SQL
5 311 (12.16%) Perl
6 80 (3.13%) PHP
7 75 (2.93%) C
8 68 (2.66%) Ruby
9 61 (2.38%) JavaScript
10 37 (1.45%) Shell Script
11 36 (1.41%) Java
12 23 (0.90%) C++
13 21 (0.82%) C#
14 19 (0.74%) R
14 19 (0.74%) VBScript
15 18 (0.70%) Go
16 12 (0.47%) Rust
17 10 (0.39%) PHP 5
17 10 (0.39%) PHP 7
18 5 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 578 (22.60%) Cisco Certification
2 457 (17.87%) CCNA
3 446 (17.44%) CCNP
4 326 (12.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 240 (9.38%) Degree
6 162 (6.33%) Security Cleared
7 159 (6.22%) MCSE
8 151 (5.90%) MCSA
9 86 (3.36%) MCP
10 81 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 78 (3.05%) SC Cleared
12 60 (2.35%) DBS Check
13 42 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 40 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
14 40 (1.56%) RHCE
15 38 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
16 36 (1.41%) CCIE
17 31 (1.21%) JNCIS
18 30 (1.17%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (12.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 255 (9.97%) ISO 9001
3 227 (8.87%) SLA
4 66 (2.58%) PCI DSS
5 35 (1.37%) GDPR
6 30 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 14 (0.55%) QA
8 11 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.31%) COBIT
10 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.16%) NIST
11 4 (0.16%) PMO
12 2 (0.078%) DICOM
12 2 (0.078%) NCSC
12 2 (0.078%) RMADS
13 1 (0.039%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.039%) BS7799
13 1 (0.039%) GxP
13 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,540 (60.20%) Active Directory
2 690 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 534 (20.88%) Hyper-V
4 193 (7.54%) vSphere
5 171 (6.68%) XenApp
6 150 (5.86%) VMware ESXi
7 116 (4.53%) XenDesktop
8 87 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
9 72 (2.81%) Docker
10 52 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
11 46 (1.80%) Terminal Services
12 43 (1.68%) Firmware
13 40 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 35 (1.37%) NFS
15 28 (1.09%) DFS Replication
16 25 (0.98%) VMware NSX
17 20 (0.78%) Terminal Server
17 20 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
18 16 (0.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
18 16 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 311 (12.16%) SCCM
2 289 (11.30%) Nagios
3 272 (10.63%) FortiGate
4 175 (6.84%) WSUS
5 136 (5.32%) Ansible
6 130 (5.08%) SCOM
7 113 (4.42%) Puppet
8 86 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 60 (2.35%) Kubernetes
10 57 (2.23%) Terraform
11 54 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
12 53 (2.07%) Backup Exec
13 44 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 42 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
15 35 (1.37%) SCOrch
15 35 (1.37%) vCenter Server
16 34 (1.33%) Kibana
16 34 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
17 33 (1.29%) vRealize
18 31 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,220 (47.69%) Microsoft
2 1,016 (39.72%) VMware
3 957 (37.41%) Cisco
4 418 (16.34%) Citrix
5 302 (11.81%) Palo Alto
6 295 (11.53%) Fortinet
7 246 (9.62%) HP
8 187 (7.31%) Dell
9 154 (6.02%) Juniper
10 143 (5.59%) Veeam
11 132 (5.16%) Symantec
12 111 (4.34%) Splunk
13 108 (4.22%) CheckPoint
14 100 (3.91%) Meraki
15 97 (3.79%) SolarWinds
16 88 (3.44%) F5
16 88 (3.44%) Red Hat
17 85 (3.32%) Google
18 77 (3.01%) McAfee
19 73 (2.85%) NetApp