Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 125 106
Rank change year-on-year -2 -19 0
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4533 5049 6086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.62% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.27% 15.52% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3825 4238 5229
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £23,080
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27854 32539 37401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.88% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 22568 26875 30779
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 September 2017.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 16 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 24 September 2017. 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 -3 4302 £42,500 +6.25% 239
UK excluding London -21 2567 £37,500 - 165
London +17 1882 £48,000 -1.03% 78
South East -20 877 £40,000 - 43
North of England -5 639 £35,000 -6.67% 53
Midlands -10 336 £35,000 - 31
North West -9 329 £38,500 -3.75% 33
East of England +2 302 £37,500 -10.71% 18
Yorkshire 0 276 £34,000 -9.33% 17
South West -30 269 £40,000 +19.40% 16
West Midlands -25 232 £35,000 - 19
East Midlands +9 104 £32,346 +1.08% 11
Scotland -28 91 £50,000 +26.58% 1
Wales -16 51 £32,500 -10.34% 1
North East +5 35 £32,000 -5.88% 3
Northern Ireland -16 5 £40,000 +33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DNS.

1 2960 (65.30%) Windows
2 2818 (62.17%) DHCP
3 2563 (56.54%) Active Directory
4 2027 (44.72%) Microsoft
5 1882 (41.52%) Firewall
6 1856 (40.94%) Windows Server
7 1809 (39.91%) VMware
8 1560 (34.41%) TCP/IP
9 1472 (32.47%) Cisco
10 1277 (28.17%) Linux
11 1207 (26.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1083 (23.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 1066 (23.52%) MS Exchange
14 1034 (22.81%) VPN
15 1033 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 1013 (22.35%) WAN
17 1001 (22.08%) ITIL
18 949 (20.94%) LAN
19 935 (20.63%) Office 365
20 825 (18.20%) Hyper-V
21 757 (16.70%) SQL
22 755 (16.66%) Cisco Certification
23 738 (16.28%) Citrix
24 721 (15.91%) PowerShell
25 704 (15.53%) Windows 7
25 704 (15.53%) SAN
26 697 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
27 636 (14.03%) SQL Server
28 619 (13.66%) Microsoft Certification
29 611 (13.48%) Finance

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 1066 (23.52%) MS Exchange
2 451 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 416 (9.18%) IIS
4 383 (8.45%) SharePoint
5 334 (7.37%) Apache
6 312 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 297 (6.55%) Skype for Business
8 148 (3.26%) Tomcat
9 135 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 99 (2.18%) nginx
11 98 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 92 (2.03%) CMS
13 83 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
14 51 (1.13%) OpenStack
15 44 (0.97%) Confluence
16 43 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
17 42 (0.93%) WebLogic
18 34 (0.75%) WordPress
19 32 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
20 30 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 498 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.15%) InDesign
8 3 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.022%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 36 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.51%) RMDS
3 9 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.15%) iTrent
4 7 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.15%) ResourceLink
5 6 (0.13%) Eikon
6 5 (0.11%) Magento
7 4 (0.088%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.088%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.066%) Postilion
8 3 (0.066%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.044%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.044%) Relativity
9 2 (0.044%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.044%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 935 (20.63%) Office 365
2 697 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 585 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
4 230 (5.07%) IaaS
5 190 (4.19%) PaaS
6 155 (3.42%) SaaS
7 82 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 79 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 64 (1.41%) G Suite
10 62 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
11 60 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 52 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
13 51 (1.13%) Amazon S3
14 43 (0.95%) Mimecast
15 31 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
18 21 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
18 21 (0.46%) GitHub
18 21 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2818 (62.17%) DHCP
2 1882 (41.52%) Firewall
3 1560 (34.41%) TCP/IP
4 1034 (22.81%) VPN
5 1013 (22.35%) WAN
6 949 (20.94%) LAN
7 704 (15.53%) SAN
8 549 (12.11%) VLAN
9 454 (10.02%) MPLS
10 443 (9.77%) BGP
11 434 (9.57%) VoIP
12 411 (9.07%) Internet
13 388 (8.56%) HTTP
14 375 (8.27%) OSPF
15 361 (7.96%) Network Security
16 346 (7.63%) Wireless
17 342 (7.54%) SSL
18 319 (7.04%) Cisco ASA
19 296 (6.53%) SMTP
20 251 (5.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 636 (14.03%) SQL Server
2 293 (6.46%) MySQL
3 129 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 107 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 92 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 77 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 75 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
8 73 (1.61%) MongoDB
9 68 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
10 59 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 49 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
12 45 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
12 45 (0.99%) Oracle Database
13 42 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (0.66%) Redis
14 30 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (0.42%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (0.40%) Hadoop
16 18 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 223 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 98 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 79 (1.74%) JIRA
4 77 (1.70%) TeamCity
5 53 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
7 36 (0.79%) Maven
7 36 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
8 34 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 33 (0.73%) Subversion
9 33 (0.73%) Vagrant
10 28 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (0.42%) Bitbucket
11 19 (0.42%) WinDbg
12 17 (0.38%) Burp Suite
13 15 (0.33%) gulp
13 15 (0.33%) IDA Disassembler
13 15 (0.33%) Metasploit
13 15 (0.33%) MSI
13 15 (0.33%) OllyDbg
General
1 611 (13.48%) Finance
2 186 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 158 (3.49%) Banking
4 130 (2.87%) Retail
5 125 (2.76%) Legal
6 90 (1.99%) Law
7 73 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 72 (1.59%) Marketing
9 61 (1.35%) Back Office
10 60 (1.32%) Games
11 41 (0.90%) Advertising
11 41 (0.90%) Publishing
12 39 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 33 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 19 (0.42%) French Language
15 19 (0.42%) Military
16 16 (0.35%) Automotive
17 14 (0.31%) Front Office
18 13 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 666 (14.69%) Support Engineer
2 623 (13.74%) Analyst
3 619 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 615 (13.57%) Network Engineer
5 420 (9.27%) IT Support
6 376 (8.29%) Administrator
7 314 (6.93%) IT Engineer
8 308 (6.79%) Support Analyst
9 305 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
10 300 (6.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 252 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
12 234 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
13 224 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
14 220 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
15 198 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
16 193 (4.26%) Architect
17 190 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
18 187 (4.13%) Cisco Engineer
19 179 (3.95%) Linux Administrator
20 172 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (4.81%) Web Services
2 165 (3.64%) .NET
3 161 (3.55%) HTML
4 141 (3.11%) LAMP
5 135 (2.98%) CSS
6 87 (1.92%) 802.1X
7 78 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
8 66 (1.46%) REST
9 55 (1.21%) JSON
10 51 (1.13%) ASP.NET
11 41 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
11 41 (0.90%) HTML5
12 40 (0.88%) XML
13 37 (0.82%) CSS3
13 37 (0.82%) jQuery
14 33 (0.73%) AngularJS
14 33 (0.73%) SOAP
15 30 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
15 30 (0.66%) Middleware
16 29 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 514 (11.34%) Data Centre
2 275 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 196 (4.32%) Clustering
5 177 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 147 (3.24%) Replication
7 110 (2.43%) PKI
8 102 (2.25%) Public Cloud
9 101 (2.23%) Blackberry
10 92 (2.03%) Driving Licence
11 85 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
12 67 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 63 (1.39%) iPad
14 56 (1.24%) User Experience
15 53 (1.17%) Private Cloud
16 52 (1.15%) Hedge funds
17 51 (1.13%) Fat Client
17 51 (1.13%) Thin Client
18 48 (1.06%) Fintech
19 45 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2960 (65.30%) Windows
2 1856 (40.94%) Windows Server
3 1277 (28.17%) Linux
4 1083 (23.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1033 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 704 (15.53%) Windows 7
7 520 (11.47%) Windows 10
8 416 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 325 (7.17%) Windows 8
10 316 (6.97%) CentOS
11 305 (6.73%) Unix
12 204 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 183 (4.04%) Ubuntu
14 182 (4.02%) Windows XP
15 133 (2.93%) Mac OS X
16 123 (2.71%) Android
17 103 (2.27%) Debian
18 86 (1.90%) Solaris
19 83 (1.83%) Apple iOS
20 56 (1.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1001 (22.08%) ITIL
2 365 (8.05%) Load Balancing
3 358 (7.90%) Agile Software Development
4 355 (7.83%) DevOps
5 297 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 272 (6.00%) Configuration Management
7 244 (5.38%) Change Management
7 244 (5.38%) Project Management
8 212 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
9 201 (4.43%) High Availability
10 191 (4.21%) Problem Management
11 188 (4.15%) Service Management
12 181 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 181 (3.99%) Migration
13 176 (3.88%) Mentoring
14 167 (3.68%) Network Management
15 161 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
16 157 (3.46%) Service Delivery
17 154 (3.40%) Open Source
18 153 (3.38%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 757 (16.70%) SQL
2 721 (15.91%) PowerShell
3 408 (9.00%) Python
4 316 (6.97%) Bash Shell
5 279 (6.15%) Perl
6 206 (4.54%) Java
7 189 (4.17%) PHP
8 157 (3.46%) Ruby
9 156 (3.44%) JavaScript
10 145 (3.20%) Shell Script
11 87 (1.92%) C#
12 63 (1.39%) C
13 56 (1.24%) VBScript
14 51 (1.13%) C++
15 35 (0.77%) T-SQL
16 31 (0.68%) VB
17 19 (0.42%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.38%) VBA
19 15 (0.33%) AWK
19 15 (0.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 755 (16.66%) Cisco Certification
2 619 (13.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 548 (12.09%) CCNA
4 494 (10.90%) Degree
5 415 (9.16%) MCSE
6 398 (8.78%) CCNP
7 250 (5.52%) MCSA
8 240 (5.29%) Security Cleared
9 181 (3.99%) MCP
10 176 (3.88%) SC Cleared
11 118 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 100 (2.21%) DV Cleared
13 92 (2.03%) CCIE
13 92 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
14 87 (1.92%) MCITP
15 83 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
16 77 (1.70%) CISSP
17 67 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 65 (1.43%) JNCIP
19 56 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (5.74%) SLA
2 128 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (2.43%) PCI DSS
4 46 (1.01%) QA
5 35 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.55%) PMO
8 19 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 17 (0.38%) GDPR
10 15 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 13 (0.29%) COBIT
12 9 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.13%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.11%) GPG13
16 4 (0.088%) ISO 22301
17 3 (0.066%) GCP
17 3 (0.066%) GxP
17 3 (0.066%) SSAE 16
18 2 (0.044%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 2563 (56.54%) Active Directory
2 1207 (26.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 825 (18.20%) Hyper-V
4 370 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
5 314 (6.93%) XenApp
6 312 (6.88%) vSphere
7 190 (4.19%) Docker
8 176 (3.88%) XenDesktop
9 145 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
10 131 (2.89%) Terminal Services
11 92 (2.03%) NFS
12 80 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
13 77 (1.70%) KVM
14 74 (1.63%) XenServer
15 63 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
16 58 (1.28%) iptables
17 53 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
18 41 (0.90%) ProxySG
19 38 (0.84%) DFS Replication
19 38 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 484 (10.68%) SCCM
2 418 (9.22%) Puppet
3 262 (5.78%) Ansible
4 246 (5.43%) SCOM
5 228 (5.03%) WSUS
6 224 (4.94%) Nagios
7 220 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
8 143 (3.15%) Backup Exec
9 91 (2.01%) vCenter Server
10 81 (1.79%) Cacti
11 79 (1.74%) Terraform
12 75 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
13 67 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
14 64 (1.41%) ZABBIX
15 60 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 59 (1.30%) Kubernetes
17 55 (1.21%) AirWatch
18 45 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
19 40 (0.88%) NetBackup
20 37 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2027 (44.72%) Microsoft
2 1809 (39.91%) VMware
3 1472 (32.47%) Cisco
4 738 (16.28%) Citrix
5 494 (10.90%) HP
6 373 (8.23%) Juniper
7 294 (6.49%) Red Hat
8 290 (6.40%) CheckPoint
9 265 (5.85%) F5
10 259 (5.71%) Dell
11 223 (4.92%) NetApp
12 222 (4.90%) Palo Alto
13 213 (4.70%) Veeam
14 194 (4.28%) Oracle
15 188 (4.15%) Symantec
16 138 (3.04%) IBM
17 128 (2.82%) SolarWinds
18 121 (2.67%) EMC
19 120 (2.65%) Google
20 114 (2.51%) Apple