Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 147 137
Rank change year-on-year +32 -10 -10
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,903 3,838 4,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.85% 2.37% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.40% 15.93% 15.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2,996 3,179 3,763
UK median annual salary £40,733 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £24,504
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -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 21,211 24,091 27,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 14.90% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 16,455 19,015 22,616
UK median annual salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS.

Salary trend for DNS in the UK

DNS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 17 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 12 November 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
England +30 3,608 £41,250 -2.94% 804
UK excluding London +31 2,435 £37,500 -1.32% 653
London +23 1,329 £50,000 - 189
South East +15 727 £40,000 -5.88% 211
North of England +57 667 £37,500 - 146
Midlands +24 357 £34,500 -8.61% 94
Yorkshire +49 325 £39,500 +2.60% 40
North West +53 321 £37,500 - 91
South West +46 281 £40,000 +19.40% 78
West Midlands +43 265 £34,000 -15.00% 56
East of England -11 237 £40,000 - 86
East Midlands -16 92 £35,250 +8.46% 38
Scotland +24 89 £39,750 +17.78% 19
Wales +9 61 £37,500 +2.74% 16
North East +8 21 £37,500 -11.76% 15
Northern Ireland +10 15 £32,000 +16.36% 3
Isle of Man 0 3 £60,000 +60.00%

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 with a requirement for DNS.

1 2,600 (66.62%) Windows
2 2,577 (66.03%) DHCP
3 2,432 (62.31%) Active Directory
4 1,921 (49.22%) Microsoft
5 1,509 (38.66%) Firewall
6 1,502 (38.48%) VMware
7 1,488 (38.12%) Windows Server
8 1,451 (37.18%) Office 365
9 1,371 (35.13%) TCP/IP
10 1,176 (30.13%) Cisco
11 1,134 (29.05%) Azure
12 1,010 (25.88%) Linux
13 977 (25.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 958 (24.55%) WAN
15 891 (22.83%) ITIL
16 880 (22.55%) VPN
17 786 (20.14%) PowerShell
18 782 (20.04%) MS Exchange
19 758 (19.42%) LAN
20 752 (19.27%) Windows Server 2012
21 682 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 666 (17.06%) Cisco Certification
23 660 (16.91%) Windows 10
24 654 (16.76%) Finance
25 639 (16.37%) Citrix
26 625 (16.01%) Hyper-V
27 614 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
28 587 (15.04%) Python
29 578 (14.81%) AWS
30 543 (13.91%) Problem-Solving

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
1 782 (20.04%) MS Exchange
2 350 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 320 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 310 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 307 (7.87%) IIS
6 183 (4.69%) Skype for Business
7 80 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 72 (1.84%) Apache
9 60 (1.54%) Confluence
10 57 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
11 51 (1.31%) nginx
12 48 (1.23%) Tomcat
13 32 (0.82%) CMS
13 32 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
14 29 (0.74%) WordPress
15 26 (0.67%) SAS
15 26 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.49%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
18 17 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 495 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.18%) Gephi
6 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 6 (0.15%) Maya
7 6 (0.15%) MODO
7 6 (0.15%) NUKE
8 5 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.026%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.23%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.13%) CA PPM
4 4 (0.10%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.077%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.051%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.051%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.026%) assyst
7 1 (0.026%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.026%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.026%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,451 (37.18%) Office 365
2 1,134 (29.05%) Azure
3 578 (14.81%) AWS
4 192 (4.92%) SaaS
5 177 (4.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 153 (3.92%) IaaS
7 102 (2.61%) GCP
7 102 (2.61%) OneDrive
8 100 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
9 95 (2.43%) PaaS
10 61 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
11 54 (1.38%) Amazon S3
12 53 (1.36%) Mimecast
13 47 (1.20%) G Suite
13 47 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 39 (1.00%) Serverless
15 30 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
15 30 (0.77%) GitHub
16 28 (0.72%) Route 53
17 24 (0.61%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 2,577 (66.03%) DHCP
2 1,509 (38.66%) Firewall
3 1,371 (35.13%) TCP/IP
4 958 (24.55%) WAN
5 880 (22.55%) VPN
6 758 (19.42%) LAN
7 437 (11.20%) Network Security
8 407 (10.43%) SAN
9 405 (10.38%) Wireless
10 372 (9.53%) VLAN
11 364 (9.33%) BGP
12 352 (9.02%) SMTP
13 340 (8.71%) OSPF
14 339 (8.69%) MPLS
15 337 (8.63%) VoIP
16 311 (7.97%) Internet
17 309 (7.92%) IPsec
18 301 (7.71%) Cisco ASA
19 289 (7.40%) NetScaler
20 256 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 88 (2.25%) MySQL
3 64 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (1.26%) Big Data
7 46 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 40 (1.02%) NoSQL
9 39 (1.00%) MongoDB
10 33 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
11 32 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 32 (0.82%) Redis
12 21 (0.54%) Hadoop
12 21 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
14 16 (0.41%) Power BI
14 16 (0.41%) Relational Database
15 14 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 142 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 140 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 116 (2.97%) JIRA
4 50 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 39 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 35 (0.90%) TestRail
7 33 (0.85%) Zephyr
8 30 (0.77%) Artifactory
9 29 (0.74%) GitLab
9 29 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 29 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
10 28 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
11 27 (0.69%) Subversion
12 24 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (0.51%) Bitbucket
14 18 (0.46%) GDB
15 17 (0.44%) SonarQube
16 16 (0.41%) Maven
17 14 (0.36%) Bower
17 14 (0.36%) Chocolatey
General
1 654 (16.76%) Finance
2 273 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 151 (3.87%) Retail
4 112 (2.87%) Public Sector
5 111 (2.84%) Law
6 91 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 82 (2.10%) Banking
8 78 (2.00%) Legal
9 74 (1.90%) Marketing
10 33 (0.85%) Electronics
11 29 (0.74%) Advertising
11 29 (0.74%) Back Office
12 27 (0.69%) Military
13 25 (0.64%) Publishing
14 24 (0.61%) Games
15 20 (0.51%) French Language
16 17 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 17 (0.44%) Local Government
17 16 (0.41%) Automotive
18 15 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 573 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 507 (12.99%) Support Engineer
3 498 (12.76%) Network Engineer
4 430 (11.02%) Analyst
5 336 (8.61%) IT Support
6 315 (8.07%) IT Engineer
7 212 (5.43%) Administrator
8 205 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
9 202 (5.18%) Security Engineer
10 195 (5.00%) Support Analyst
11 188 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
12 187 (4.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 184 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
14 176 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
15 174 (4.46%) IT Support Engineer
16 158 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
17 152 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
18 148 (3.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 143 (3.66%) Architect
20 140 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (3.64%) LDAP
2 107 (2.74%) Web Services
3 64 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
4 58 (1.49%) Kafka
5 51 (1.31%) .NET
6 44 (1.13%) Node.js
7 35 (0.90%) HTML
8 33 (0.85%) LAMP
9 32 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
10 31 (0.79%) CSS
10 31 (0.79%) REST
10 31 (0.79%) XML
11 27 (0.69%) Middleware
12 18 (0.46%) AngularJS
13 17 (0.44%) 802.1X
14 16 (0.41%) MAPI
15 14 (0.36%) JSON
15 14 (0.36%) SOAP
16 13 (0.33%) RESTful
17 12 (0.31%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 403 (10.33%) Management Information System
2 368 (9.43%) Data Centre
3 287 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 220 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
5 131 (3.36%) Replication
6 114 (2.92%) Clustering
7 106 (2.72%) Public Cloud
8 105 (2.69%) PKI
9 79 (2.02%) Driving Licence
10 58 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 55 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 49 (1.26%) Blackberry
12 49 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
13 46 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 46 (1.18%) User Experience
14 41 (1.05%) Cloud Native
14 41 (1.05%) Virtual Team
15 33 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 30 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 26 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,600 (66.62%) Windows
2 1,488 (38.12%) Windows Server
3 1,010 (25.88%) Linux
4 752 (19.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 660 (16.91%) Windows 10
6 614 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 419 (10.74%) Unix
8 373 (9.56%) Windows 7
9 217 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 171 (4.38%) Windows 8
11 121 (3.10%) CentOS
12 117 (3.00%) Ubuntu
13 88 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 74 (1.90%) Android
15 67 (1.72%) Mac OS
16 65 (1.67%) Apple iOS
16 65 (1.67%) Solaris
17 57 (1.46%) Mac OS X
18 33 (0.85%) Windows XP
19 32 (0.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (22.83%) ITIL
2 682 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 543 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
4 411 (10.53%) DevOps
5 324 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
6 316 (8.10%) Service Delivery
7 286 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 263 (6.74%) Change Management
9 254 (6.51%) Migration
10 246 (6.30%) Network Management
11 239 (6.12%) Mentoring
12 237 (6.07%) Network Design
13 229 (5.87%) Change Control
14 226 (5.79%) Configuration Management
15 219 (5.61%) Project Management
16 191 (4.89%) Load Balancing
17 190 (4.87%) Incident Management
18 181 (4.64%) Information Security
19 180 (4.61%) Project Delivery
20 179 (4.59%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 786 (20.14%) PowerShell
2 587 (15.04%) Python
3 483 (12.38%) SQL
4 447 (11.45%) Bash Shell
5 263 (6.74%) Perl
6 145 (3.72%) C
7 136 (3.48%) Ruby
8 94 (2.41%) PHP
9 75 (1.92%) JavaScript
10 72 (1.84%) Java
11 58 (1.49%) C#
12 57 (1.46%) Shell Script
13 50 (1.28%) VBScript
14 48 (1.23%) Go
15 47 (1.20%) C++
16 28 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 22 (0.56%) VB
18 21 (0.54%) R
19 18 (0.46%) Rust
20 12 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 666 (17.06%) Cisco Certification
2 524 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 501 (12.84%) CCNA
4 441 (11.30%) CCNP
5 418 (10.71%) Degree
6 288 (7.38%) MCSE
7 275 (7.05%) MCSA
8 197 (5.05%) Security Cleared
9 121 (3.10%) MCP
10 102 (2.61%) SC Cleared
11 98 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 89 (2.28%) DV Cleared
13 74 (1.90%) DBS Check
14 73 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
15 63 (1.61%) CCIE
16 55 (1.41%) JNCIP
16 55 (1.41%) JNCIS
17 54 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
18 50 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
19 46 (1.18%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (8.74%) SLA
2 254 (6.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 175 (4.48%) ISO 9001
4 88 (2.25%) PCI DSS
5 47 (1.20%) QA
6 46 (1.18%) GDPR
7 22 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 15 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.31%) COBIT
10 6 (0.15%) NIST
10 6 (0.15%) PMO
11 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.077%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.051%) DICOM
14 2 (0.051%) NCSC
14 2 (0.051%) RMADS
14 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.026%) BS7799
15 1 (0.026%) GxP
System Software
1 2,432 (62.31%) Active Directory
2 977 (25.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 625 (16.01%) Hyper-V
4 284 (7.28%) vSphere
5 261 (6.69%) XenApp
6 227 (5.82%) VMware ESXi
7 226 (5.79%) XenDesktop
8 164 (4.20%) Docker
9 110 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
10 81 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
11 71 (1.82%) Firmware
12 68 (1.74%) NFS
13 60 (1.54%) Terminal Services
14 40 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 39 (1.00%) VMware NSX
16 36 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
17 31 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
18 30 (0.77%) DFS Replication
19 20 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 20 (0.51%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 457 (11.71%) SCCM
2 274 (7.02%) Ansible
3 222 (5.69%) Puppet
4 217 (5.56%) WSUS
5 213 (5.46%) Nagios
6 207 (5.30%) FortiGate
7 156 (4.00%) Terraform
8 153 (3.92%) SCOM
9 136 (3.48%) Microsoft Intune
10 114 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
11 111 (2.84%) Kubernetes
12 63 (1.61%) Backup Exec
13 54 (1.38%) vCenter Server
14 45 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
15 42 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
16 41 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
17 38 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
18 37 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 36 (0.92%) Nessus
20 35 (0.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,921 (49.22%) Microsoft
2 1,502 (38.48%) VMware
3 1,176 (30.13%) Cisco
4 639 (16.37%) Citrix
5 336 (8.61%) HP
6 299 (7.66%) Palo Alto
7 242 (6.20%) Fortinet
8 234 (6.00%) Dell
9 233 (5.97%) Juniper
10 213 (5.46%) Veeam
11 173 (4.43%) SolarWinds
12 165 (4.23%) F5
12 165 (4.23%) Symantec
13 162 (4.15%) CheckPoint
13 162 (4.15%) Splunk
14 136 (3.48%) Meraki
15 133 (3.41%) Google
16 128 (3.28%) Red Hat
17 123 (3.15%) Apple
18 109 (2.79%) EMC