Period
to 30 November 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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 182 125 117
Rank change year-on-year -57 -8 +34
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,598 1,438 3,786
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.63% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.60% 17.52% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,125 1,239 2,962
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -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 16,650 8,207 20,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.89% 15.00% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11,481 6,735 16,381
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 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 -49 2,381 £43,500 -3.33% 626
UK excluding London -34 1,654 £40,000 +3.90% 477
London -62 814 £55,000 -8.33% 183
Work from Home -91 478 £57,500 +4.55% 75
South East -51 449 £40,000 -11.11% 106
North of England -44 424 £41,000 +9.33% 124
Midlands -13 329 £38,000 -2.56% 88
West Midlands -26 213 £35,000 -14.63% 56
North West -57 194 £41,500 +1.22% 55
Yorkshire -36 184 £42,000 +29.23% 49
South West -8 179 £37,500 -12.79% 74
East of England -4 169 £40,000 +18.52% 47
East Midlands -14 115 £45,000 +23.29% 31
Scotland -30 68 £42,500 +5.59% 23
North East -10 46 £35,000 -12.50% 20
Wales -28 40 £47,500 +55.74% 10
Northern Ireland -42 3 £32,500 -40.91% 5

For the 6 months to 30 November 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 1,603 (61.70%) DHCP
2 1,579 (60.78%) Windows
3 1,427 (54.93%) Active Directory
4 1,246 (47.96%) Microsoft
5 1,097 (42.22%) Azure
6 1,040 (40.03%) Microsoft 365
7 956 (36.80%) Windows Server
8 923 (35.53%) Firewall
9 835 (32.14%) VMware
9 835 (32.14%) Social Skills
10 817 (31.45%) TCP/IP
11 601 (23.13%) Linux
12 584 (22.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 574 (22.09%) PowerShell
14 562 (21.63%) VPN
15 544 (20.94%) AWS
16 508 (19.55%) Cisco
17 473 (18.21%) Problem-Solving
18 461 (17.74%) ITIL
19 457 (17.59%) WAN
20 453 (17.44%) Hyper-V
21 449 (17.28%) LAN
22 448 (17.24%) Windows 10
23 400 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
24 395 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 372 (14.32%) VLAN
26 366 (14.09%) DevOps
27 349 (13.43%) SQL
28 340 (13.09%) SharePoint
29 331 (12.74%) 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
1 340 (13.09%) SharePoint
2 259 (9.97%) MS Exchange
3 198 (7.62%) IIS
4 77 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 77 (2.96%) WordPress
5 74 (2.85%) CMS
6 55 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 46 (1.77%) Apache
8 45 (1.73%) Skype for Business
9 40 (1.54%) Confluence
10 39 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 37 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
12 36 (1.39%) nginx
13 25 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
14 24 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
15 23 (0.89%) Drupal
15 23 (0.89%) JBoss
16 20 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
17 19 (0.73%) WebLogic
18 16 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 319 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.12%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.12%) Figma
6 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.077%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.038%) Maya
8 1 (0.038%) NUKE
8 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.038%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 29 (1.12%) Magento
2 23 (0.89%) Sentinel
3 16 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.50%) Shopify
5 11 (0.42%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.19%) Unica
7 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.15%) Relativity
7 4 (0.15%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.12%) FastStats
9 2 (0.077%) Carpe Diem
9 2 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.077%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 2 (0.077%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.038%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,097 (42.22%) Azure
2 1,040 (40.03%) Microsoft 365
3 544 (20.94%) AWS
4 277 (10.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 198 (7.62%) IaaS
5 198 (7.62%) SaaS
6 176 (6.77%) PaaS
7 124 (4.77%) OneDrive
8 120 (4.62%) GCP
9 113 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
10 88 (3.39%) Serverless
11 85 (3.27%) GitHub
12 74 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
13 72 (2.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 69 (2.66%) Amazon ECS
15 66 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
16 65 (2.50%) Amazon S3
17 60 (2.31%) Mimecast
18 53 (2.04%) Google Workspace
19 49 (1.89%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 1,603 (61.70%) DHCP
2 923 (35.53%) Firewall
3 817 (31.45%) TCP/IP
4 562 (21.63%) VPN
5 457 (17.59%) WAN
6 449 (17.28%) LAN
7 372 (14.32%) VLAN
8 219 (8.43%) Wireless
9 206 (7.93%) SAN
10 194 (7.47%) Internet
11 191 (7.35%) Network Security
12 180 (6.93%) HTTP
13 176 (6.77%) Wi-Fi
14 161 (6.20%) MPLS
15 157 (6.04%) SSL
16 156 (6.00%) VoIP
17 138 (5.31%) SMTP
18 132 (5.08%) BGP
19 107 (4.12%) IPv6
20 85 (3.27%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 129 (4.97%) MySQL
3 98 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 92 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
5 56 (2.16%) Redis
6 46 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 43 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 41 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 36 (1.39%) Amazon Athena
10 29 (1.12%) Big Data
11 28 (1.08%) Power BI
12 20 (0.77%) SQL Server 2019
13 16 (0.62%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.62%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.50%) MariaDB
17 11 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
17 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 127 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 109 (4.20%) JIRA
3 105 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 40 (1.54%) Bitbucket
5 37 (1.42%) CircleCI
6 36 (1.39%) Selenium
7 30 (1.15%) GitLab
8 26 (1.00%) Maven
9 22 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (0.77%) Visual Studio
12 19 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (0.54%) webpack
14 13 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.46%) Gradle
16 11 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 10 (0.38%) Ant
18 8 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
18 8 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 835 (32.14%) Social Skills
2 251 (9.66%) Finance
3 239 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 124 (4.77%) Retail
5 104 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 73 (2.81%) Public Sector
7 70 (2.69%) Law
8 69 (2.66%) Legal
9 66 (2.54%) Manufacturing
10 65 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
11 59 (2.27%) Banking
11 59 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
12 57 (2.19%) Marketing
13 53 (2.04%) Automotive
14 52 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
15 34 (1.31%) Back Office
16 30 (1.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 26 (1.00%) Games
18 21 (0.81%) Billing
19 18 (0.69%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 357 (13.74%) Support Engineer
2 328 (12.63%) Analyst
3 300 (11.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 255 (9.82%) IT Engineer
5 251 (9.66%) IT Support
6 189 (7.27%) Network Engineer
7 156 (6.00%) Support Analyst
8 139 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 137 (5.27%) Architect
10 134 (5.16%) Developer
11 132 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
12 131 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
13 120 (4.62%) Administrator
14 114 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 102 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
16 100 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 96 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
18 84 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 84 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
19 80 (3.08%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (4.00%) .NET
2 91 (3.50%) CSS
2 91 (3.50%) HTML
3 83 (3.19%) Web Services
4 78 (3.00%) LDAP
4 78 (3.00%) RESTful
5 50 (1.92%) 802.1X
6 49 (1.89%) React
7 46 (1.77%) AngularJS
8 44 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 43 (1.66%) WebSockets
10 42 (1.62%) REST
11 37 (1.42%) Node.js
12 36 (1.39%) Django
12 36 (1.39%) FastAPI
12 36 (1.39%) Flask
12 36 (1.39%) SQLAlchemy
13 35 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
13 35 (1.35%) Kafka
14 32 (1.23%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 260 (10.01%) Data Centre
2 158 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
3 133 (5.12%) User Experience
4 120 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 100 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 99 (3.81%) Replication
7 90 (3.46%) Driving Licence
8 81 (3.12%) PKI
9 77 (2.96%) Clustering
10 51 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
11 46 (1.77%) Video\Live Streaming
12 39 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
13 36 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
14 33 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
15 32 (1.23%) Cloud Native
15 32 (1.23%) Video on Demand
16 31 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (1.00%) Private Cloud
18 25 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
19 23 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,579 (60.78%) Windows
2 956 (36.80%) Windows Server
3 601 (23.13%) Linux
4 448 (17.24%) Windows 10
5 400 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 328 (12.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 276 (10.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 214 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 124 (4.77%) Unix
10 116 (4.46%) Windows 7
11 89 (3.43%) Mac OS
12 86 (3.31%) CentOS
13 79 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 76 (2.93%) Android
15 74 (2.85%) Ubuntu
16 59 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 56 (2.16%) Mac OS X
18 53 (2.04%) Apple iOS
19 35 (1.35%) Windows XP
20 32 (1.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (18.21%) Problem-Solving
2 461 (17.74%) ITIL
3 395 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 366 (14.09%) DevOps
5 281 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
6 222 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 217 (8.35%) Migration
8 204 (7.85%) Project Management
9 203 (7.81%) Load Balancing
10 162 (6.24%) Change Management
11 147 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
12 141 (5.43%) Mentoring
13 140 (5.39%) Computer Science
13 140 (5.39%) Service Delivery
14 130 (5.00%) Microservices
15 127 (4.89%) SIEM
16 125 (4.81%) Project Delivery
17 120 (4.62%) Service Management
18 116 (4.46%) Infrastructure as Code
19 115 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 574 (22.09%) PowerShell
2 349 (13.43%) SQL
3 331 (12.74%) Python
4 141 (5.43%) Bash Shell
5 127 (4.89%) PHP
6 121 (4.66%) JavaScript
7 89 (3.43%) Java
8 83 (3.19%) Perl
9 65 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 60 (2.31%) C#
11 37 (1.42%) C
12 29 (1.12%) Ruby
13 28 (1.08%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.08%) VBScript
14 26 (1.00%) R
15 21 (0.81%) Go
16 19 (0.73%) C++
17 18 (0.69%) C-shell
18 17 (0.65%) TypeScript
19 12 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 238 (9.16%) Degree
2 234 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 194 (7.47%) Cisco Certification
4 130 (5.00%) MCSE
5 122 (4.70%) MCSA
6 120 (4.62%) CCNA
6 120 (4.62%) Security Cleared
7 89 (3.43%) CCNP
8 73 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 67 (2.58%) SC Cleared
10 63 (2.42%) MCP
11 55 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 41 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (1.39%) CISSP
14 32 (1.23%) A+ Certification
15 31 (1.19%) MCITP
16 29 (1.12%) AWS Certification
17 28 (1.08%) CCIE
17 28 (1.08%) DBS Check
18 24 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (8.51%) SLA
2 93 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.66%) GDPR
4 39 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (1.19%) Accessibility
6 25 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (0.92%) NIST
7 24 (0.92%) PMO
8 23 (0.89%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.69%) QA
10 13 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 12 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 11 (0.42%) ITGC
12 11 (0.42%) WCAG
13 10 (0.38%) Data Quality
14 9 (0.35%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.19%) NCSC
16 4 (0.15%) COBIT
16 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,427 (54.93%) Active Directory
2 584 (22.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 453 (17.44%) Hyper-V
4 212 (8.16%) Docker
5 183 (7.04%) vSphere
6 122 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
7 71 (2.73%) XenApp
8 56 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 54 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 53 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
11 40 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
12 33 (1.27%) NFS
13 32 (1.23%) iptables
14 23 (0.89%) Firmware
15 18 (0.69%) BitLocker
16 16 (0.62%) VMware NSX
17 15 (0.58%) KVM
18 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.50%) VMware Server
19 9 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 249 (9.58%) SCCM
2 244 (9.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 235 (9.05%) Terraform
4 182 (7.01%) Ansible
5 174 (6.70%) Kubernetes
6 117 (4.50%) WSUS
7 96 (3.70%) Puppet
8 89 (3.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 61 (2.35%) SCOM
10 59 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
11 55 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
12 54 (2.08%) Grafana
13 48 (1.85%) Jamf Pro
14 41 (1.58%) Prometheus
15 40 (1.54%) HAProxy
15 40 (1.54%) ZABBIX
16 37 (1.42%) vCenter Server
17 32 (1.23%) FortiGate
17 32 (1.23%) Nagios
18 31 (1.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,246 (47.96%) Microsoft
2 835 (32.14%) VMware
3 508 (19.55%) Cisco
4 296 (11.39%) Citrix
5 204 (7.85%) Veeam
6 162 (6.24%) Dell
7 123 (4.73%) HP
8 119 (4.58%) SolarWinds
9 108 (4.16%) Splunk
10 106 (4.08%) Meraki
11 102 (3.93%) Google
12 92 (3.54%) Oracle
13 86 (3.31%) Apple
14 85 (3.27%) ServiceNow
15 83 (3.19%) Palo Alto
16 76 (2.93%) Adobe
17 75 (2.89%) Red Hat
18 73 (2.81%) Juniper
19 64 (2.46%) Sophos
20 61 (2.35%) F5