Period
to 17 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 144 131
Rank change year-on-year -13 -13 +13
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,890 2,344 3,902
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.10% 2.44% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.40% 16.25% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,533 1,883 2,968
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.67% -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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,523 14,421 22,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 14.98% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,614 11,508 17,338
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS.

Salary trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 6 months to 17 May 2021. 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
England -14 1,759 £45,000 +5.88% 401
UK excluding London -11 1,270 £41,500 +10.67% 323
London -38 557 £55,000 +4.76% 93
South East -2 354 £45,000 +12.50% 80
North of England +18 340 £42,000 +12.00% 79
Work from Home -20 307 £45,000 -21.74% 65
Midlands -9 217 £41,000 +26.15% 80
South West -8 196 £39,000 - 38
West Midlands -15 154 £42,500 +30.77% 43
North West -2 144 £42,500 +21.43% 44
Yorkshire +10 143 £37,500 -3.85% 29
East of England -39 88 £47,500 +16.21% 31
East Midlands +15 63 £40,000 +15.94% 35
North East +20 53 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Wales +16 37 £37,500 - 4
Scotland -41 37 £37,500 -2.60% 11
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Northern Ireland -13 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 with a requirement for DNS.

1 1,186 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 1,163 (61.53%) Windows
3 1,162 (61.48%) DHCP
4 988 (52.28%) Microsoft
5 817 (43.23%) VMware
6 787 (41.64%) Windows Server
7 756 (40.00%) Azure
8 749 (39.63%) Microsoft 365
9 706 (37.35%) Firewall
10 608 (32.17%) TCP/IP
11 578 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 501 (26.51%) PowerShell
13 499 (26.40%) Linux
14 468 (24.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 431 (22.80%) Cisco
16 422 (22.33%) Social Skills
17 398 (21.06%) AWS
18 362 (19.15%) VPN
19 348 (18.41%) Hyper-V
20 308 (16.30%) ITIL
21 303 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 281 (14.87%) Citrix
23 280 (14.81%) WAN
24 265 (14.02%) VLAN
25 262 (13.86%) MS Exchange
26 252 (13.33%) Windows 10
27 241 (12.75%) LAN
28 239 (12.65%) Finance
29 235 (12.43%) Data Centre
30 222 (11.75%) Python

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 262 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 205 (10.85%) SharePoint
3 99 (5.24%) IIS
4 90 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 74 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (2.59%) Apache
7 47 (2.49%) nginx
8 42 (2.22%) Skype for Business
9 40 (2.12%) Confluence
10 35 (1.85%) WordPress
11 23 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (1.01%) CMS
13 14 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.69%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.63%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.42%) Drupal
16 8 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 164 (8.68%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.37%) Gephi
4 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.42%) Magento
2 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.21%) Relativity
4 3 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.11%) assyst
5 2 (0.11%) Eikon
5 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
5 2 (0.11%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Shopify
5 2 (0.11%) Tradar
6 1 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.053%) FastStats
6 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.053%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.053%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 756 (40.00%) Azure
2 749 (39.63%) Microsoft 365
3 398 (21.06%) AWS
4 171 (9.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 132 (6.98%) SaaS
6 127 (6.72%) IaaS
7 123 (6.51%) PaaS
8 88 (4.66%) OneDrive
9 63 (3.33%) GCP
10 62 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
11 47 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (1.90%) Serverless
13 34 (1.80%) Route 53
14 33 (1.75%) Mimecast
15 32 (1.69%) GitHub
15 32 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 28 (1.48%) Google Workspace
17 27 (1.43%) Amazon S3
18 22 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
19 21 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,162 (61.48%) DHCP
2 706 (37.35%) Firewall
3 608 (32.17%) TCP/IP
4 362 (19.15%) VPN
5 280 (14.81%) WAN
6 265 (14.02%) VLAN
7 241 (12.75%) LAN
8 195 (10.32%) SAN
9 165 (8.73%) HTTP
10 160 (8.47%) Network Security
11 154 (8.15%) SSL
12 147 (7.78%) Wireless
13 146 (7.72%) VoIP
14 134 (7.09%) Internet
15 101 (5.34%) SMTP
16 98 (5.19%) FTP
17 89 (4.71%) Remote Desktop
18 86 (4.55%) BGP
19 85 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
20 84 (4.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.70%) MySQL
3 62 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
4 52 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 18 (0.95%) MariaDB
6 18 (0.95%) MongoDB
7 17 (0.90%) Big Data
8 13 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.48%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.32%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.32%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.32%) Impala
12 6 (0.32%) Mixpanel
12 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.26%) Redis
13 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 85 (4.50%) JIRA
2 71 (3.76%) Git (software)
3 67 (3.54%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.27%) Bitbucket
5 21 (1.11%) GitLab
6 13 (0.69%) Maven
7 11 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.53%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.53%) Gradle
9 9 (0.48%) Selenium
9 9 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.42%) Cypress.io
10 8 (0.42%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.37%) Ant
11 7 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
11 7 (0.37%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.32%) git-flow
13 5 (0.26%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 422 (22.33%) Social Skills
2 239 (12.65%) Finance
3 117 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 57 (3.02%) Legal
6 51 (2.70%) Law
7 49 (2.59%) Banking
8 36 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
8 36 (1.90%) Public Sector
9 32 (1.69%) Marketing
10 29 (1.53%) Retail
11 24 (1.27%) Electronics
12 23 (1.22%) Back Office
12 23 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
13 20 (1.06%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.95%) Games
14 18 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
15 13 (0.69%) Influencing Skills
16 12 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 388 (20.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 242 (12.80%) Support Engineer
3 197 (10.42%) IT Engineer
4 178 (9.42%) Analyst
5 174 (9.21%) Network Engineer
6 159 (8.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 121 (6.40%) Administrator
8 111 (5.87%) IT Support
9 99 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
10 98 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
11 97 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
12 78 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
13 76 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 73 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
15 71 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
16 68 (3.60%) Azure Engineer
17 67 (3.54%) Windows Engineer
18 66 (3.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
19 64 (3.39%) Support Analyst
20 58 (3.07%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.18%) LDAP
2 63 (3.33%) Web Services
3 56 (2.96%) CSS
4 55 (2.91%) HTML
5 42 (2.22%) .NET
6 35 (1.85%) RESTful
7 31 (1.64%) 802.1X
8 30 (1.59%) LAMP
9 24 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
10 22 (1.16%) REST
11 21 (1.11%) SAML
12 19 (1.01%) Kafka
13 18 (0.95%) Node.js
14 17 (0.90%) JSON
14 17 (0.90%) LAPP Stack
14 17 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
15 16 (0.85%) CSS3
15 16 (0.85%) XML
16 14 (0.74%) Sass
17 13 (0.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 235 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 73 (3.86%) Clustering
2 73 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 71 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
4 69 (3.65%) Replication
5 61 (3.23%) PKI
6 56 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 39 (2.06%) User Experience
8 32 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
9 30 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 29 (1.53%) Private Cloud
11 26 (1.38%) Hedge funds
12 25 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 19 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
14 16 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
16 14 (0.74%) BYOD
17 13 (0.69%) Cloud Native
18 11 (0.58%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 1,163 (61.53%) Windows
2 787 (41.64%) Windows Server
3 499 (26.40%) Linux
4 303 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 252 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 218 (11.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 169 (8.94%) Windows Server 2019
8 125 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (4.71%) Windows 7
10 85 (4.50%) CentOS
11 76 (4.02%) Unix
12 61 (3.23%) Ubuntu
13 54 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (2.65%) Android
15 40 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 37 (1.96%) Windows 8
17 33 (1.75%) Mac OS
18 29 (1.53%) Apple iOS
19 26 (1.38%) Debian
20 25 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (24.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 308 (16.30%) ITIL
3 211 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
4 188 (9.95%) DevOps
5 148 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 147 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
7 128 (6.77%) Cybersecurity
8 123 (6.51%) Migration
9 117 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 101 (5.34%) Load Balancing
11 97 (5.13%) Project Delivery
12 90 (4.76%) Change Management
13 88 (4.66%) Service Management
14 87 (4.60%) Configuration Management
14 87 (4.60%) Information Security
15 86 (4.55%) Service Delivery
16 83 (4.39%) Computer Science
17 73 (3.86%) Project Management
18 72 (3.81%) Infrastructure as Code
19 69 (3.65%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 501 (26.51%) PowerShell
2 222 (11.75%) Python
3 218 (11.53%) SQL
4 143 (7.57%) Bash Shell
5 79 (4.18%) PHP
6 70 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 51 (2.70%) Java
7 51 (2.70%) Perl
8 40 (2.12%) Shell Script
9 37 (1.96%) Ruby
10 21 (1.11%) VB
11 20 (1.06%) C
12 18 (0.95%) C#
13 17 (0.90%) C++
14 15 (0.79%) Go
15 12 (0.63%) VBScript
16 11 (0.58%) R
17 10 (0.53%) ES6
18 9 (0.48%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 200 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (6.72%) CCNP
3 117 (6.19%) CCNA
3 117 (6.19%) Degree
4 115 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 103 (5.45%) Security Cleared
6 73 (3.86%) MCSE
7 68 (3.60%) SC Cleared
8 46 (2.43%) MCSA
9 45 (2.38%) CISSP
10 38 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (1.90%) MCP
12 35 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 30 (1.59%) CCIE
14 27 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
15 26 (1.38%) JNCIP
16 23 (1.22%) CISM
17 19 (1.01%) DV Cleared
18 18 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
19 17 (0.90%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (7.62%) SLA
2 56 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.90%) GDPR
4 34 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 27 (1.43%) QA
6 20 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 17 (0.90%) NIST
7 17 (0.90%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.69%) PMO
9 9 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.32%) ITGC
10 6 (0.32%) OpenSCAP
11 4 (0.21%) COBIT
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.21%) NCSC
12 3 (0.16%) GRC
13 2 (0.11%) GLBA
14 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.053%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,186 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 578 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 348 (18.41%) Hyper-V
4 169 (8.94%) vSphere
5 115 (6.08%) VMware ESXi
6 113 (5.98%) Docker
7 84 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 70 (3.70%) XenApp
9 59 (3.12%) Virtual Servers
10 43 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
11 42 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 35 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 33 (1.75%) VMware NSX
14 26 (1.38%) Firmware
15 22 (1.16%) RHEV
16 21 (1.11%) Xen
17 20 (1.06%) DFS Replication
18 19 (1.01%) KVM
19 17 (0.90%) NFS
19 17 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 182 (9.63%) Ansible
2 175 (9.26%) SCCM
3 155 (8.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 123 (6.51%) Kubernetes
5 119 (6.30%) Terraform
6 108 (5.71%) Puppet
7 76 (4.02%) WSUS
8 68 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
9 63 (3.33%) SCOM
10 44 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
11 42 (2.22%) Nagios
12 35 (1.85%) HAProxy
13 34 (1.80%) vRealize
14 31 (1.64%) vCenter Server
15 27 (1.43%) Nessus
16 26 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
17 23 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
18 22 (1.16%) Grafana
19 19 (1.01%) FortiGate
19 19 (1.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 988 (52.28%) Microsoft
2 817 (43.23%) VMware
3 431 (22.80%) Cisco
4 281 (14.87%) Citrix
5 149 (7.88%) Dell
6 140 (7.41%) Veeam
7 121 (6.40%) Meraki
8 115 (6.08%) F5
9 110 (5.82%) HP
10 92 (4.87%) Red Hat
11 75 (3.97%) Google
11 75 (3.97%) Oracle
12 71 (3.76%) Apple
13 70 (3.70%) SolarWinds
14 68 (3.60%) CheckPoint
15 67 (3.54%) Juniper
16 63 (3.33%) McAfee
17 61 (3.23%) Palo Alto
18 58 (3.07%) EMC
19 49 (2.59%) Sophos