Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 129 130
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 -22
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4,169 4,290 5,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.51% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.01% 15.74% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,371 3,643 4,479
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +4.17%

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 26,038 27,251 33,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.97% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 20,664 22,202 28,201
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018. 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 -9 3,969 £42,500 - 547
UK excluding London -3 2,488 £40,000 +5.26% 364
London -7 1,616 £50,000 - 212
South East -41 767 £40,000 -5.88% 104
North of England -12 566 £37,500 +10.29% 86
East of England +44 398 £45,000 +21.62% 62
Midlands +18 374 £40,000 +9.59% 33
Yorkshire +11 276 £40,000 +14.29% 29
South West +26 267 £40,000 +14.29% 50
North West -9 259 £37,000 +5.71% 50
West Midlands 0 216 £38,750 +10.71% 21
East Midlands +24 156 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Scotland -14 79 £37,500 -6.25% 20
Wales +33 72 £42,500 +9.68% 10
North East -37 34 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Northern Ireland 0 5 - -
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 2,688 (64.48%) Windows
2 2,654 (63.66%) DHCP
3 2,461 (59.03%) Active Directory
4 1,955 (46.89%) Microsoft
5 1,678 (40.25%) VMware
6 1,656 (39.72%) Windows Server
7 1,542 (36.99%) TCP/IP
8 1,520 (36.46%) Firewall
9 1,193 (28.62%) Cisco
10 1,176 (28.21%) Linux
11 1,150 (27.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 970 (23.27%) Office 365
13 969 (23.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 955 (22.91%) Windows Server 2012
15 896 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 882 (21.16%) PowerShell
17 870 (20.87%) VPN
18 834 (20.00%) MS Exchange
19 819 (19.64%) WAN
20 801 (19.21%) LAN
21 794 (19.05%) Hyper-V
22 779 (18.69%) ITIL
23 743 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
24 703 (16.86%) SQL Server
25 671 (16.09%) SQL
26 665 (15.95%) Citrix
27 608 (14.58%) DevOps
28 605 (14.51%) Data Centre
29 597 (14.32%) Finance
30 572 (13.72%) SAN

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
1 834 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 373 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 352 (8.44%) IIS
4 315 (7.56%) SharePoint
5 267 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 216 (5.18%) Apache
7 206 (4.94%) Skype for Business
8 95 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 93 (2.23%) nginx
10 77 (1.85%) Confluence
11 75 (1.80%) CMS
12 74 (1.78%) OpenStack
13 72 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 67 (1.61%) Tomcat
15 54 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
15 54 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
16 53 (1.27%) WordPress
17 38 (0.91%) WebSphere
18 34 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
18 34 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 524 (12.57%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 31 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.072%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.072%) InDesign
9 2 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.024%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.024%) Maya
10 1 (0.024%) NUKE
10 1 (0.024%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.024%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.024%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.024%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 25 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.36%) Documaker
4 12 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.12%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.096%) assyst
6 4 (0.096%) Magento
7 3 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.072%) Postilion
7 3 (0.072%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 3 (0.072%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.048%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.048%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.024%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.024%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.024%) SAP EHS
9 1 (0.024%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.024%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 970 (23.27%) Office 365
2 969 (23.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 743 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
4 194 (4.65%) SaaS
5 169 (4.05%) IaaS
6 128 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
7 108 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 95 (2.28%) PaaS
9 91 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 81 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
11 74 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
12 73 (1.75%) GitHub
13 65 (1.56%) G Suite
14 63 (1.51%) Amazon S3
15 48 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 40 (0.96%) Mimecast
16 40 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 39 (0.94%) Akamai
18 33 (0.79%) OneDrive
19 30 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2,654 (63.66%) DHCP
2 1,542 (36.99%) TCP/IP
3 1,520 (36.46%) Firewall
4 870 (20.87%) VPN
5 819 (19.64%) WAN
6 801 (19.21%) LAN
7 572 (13.72%) SAN
8 456 (10.94%) HTTP
9 403 (9.67%) VLAN
10 364 (8.73%) Network Security
11 345 (8.28%) VoIP
12 343 (8.23%) Cisco ASA
13 338 (8.11%) SSL
14 333 (7.99%) Wireless
15 310 (7.44%) BGP
16 297 (7.12%) OSPF
17 278 (6.67%) Internet
18 273 (6.55%) MPLS
19 247 (5.92%) IPsec
20 239 (5.73%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 703 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 211 (5.06%) MySQL
3 102 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 89 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 83 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
6 66 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 62 (1.49%) NoSQL
8 56 (1.34%) Big Data
8 56 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 50 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 46 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
12 44 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 37 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
14 36 (0.86%) Redis
14 36 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 35 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
16 25 (0.60%) Hadoop
17 19 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
17 19 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 232 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 209 (5.01%) Jenkins
3 128 (3.07%) JIRA
4 79 (1.89%) Subversion
5 69 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 48 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 45 (1.08%) Vagrant
9 41 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 26 (0.62%) GoCD
11 25 (0.60%) Maven
11 25 (0.60%) Visual Studio
11 25 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (0.58%) MSI
13 21 (0.50%) Bitbucket
13 21 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (0.36%) Gerrit
15 15 (0.36%) GitLab
16 14 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 597 (14.32%) Finance
2 251 (6.02%) Retail
3 159 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 110 (2.64%) Banking
5 91 (2.18%) Marketing
6 85 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 65 (1.56%) Legal
8 42 (1.01%) Law
9 39 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 38 (0.91%) Advertising
11 32 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.72%) Electronics
13 23 (0.55%) Games
14 22 (0.53%) Back Office
15 20 (0.48%) Billing
16 17 (0.41%) Front Office
17 16 (0.38%) German Language
18 14 (0.34%) Automotive
18 14 (0.34%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 608 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 586 (14.06%) Support Engineer
3 487 (11.68%) Analyst
4 366 (8.78%) Network Engineer
5 337 (8.08%) IT Support
6 288 (6.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 281 (6.74%) IT Engineer
8 277 (6.64%) Systems Engineer
9 266 (6.38%) Administrator
10 235 (5.64%) DevOps Engineer
11 224 (5.37%) Support Analyst
12 222 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
13 218 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
14 189 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
15 184 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
16 168 (4.03%) Architect
16 168 (4.03%) IT Support Engineer
17 161 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 155 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 148 (3.55%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (4.85%) Web Services
2 142 (3.41%) LDAP
3 141 (3.38%) HTML
4 134 (3.21%) .NET
5 100 (2.40%) CSS
6 95 (2.28%) Middleware
7 85 (2.04%) LAMP
8 83 (1.99%) XML
9 62 (1.49%) 802.1X
10 53 (1.27%) JSON
11 50 (1.20%) REST
12 45 (1.08%) SOAP
13 41 (0.98%) .NET Framework
14 35 (0.84%) jQuery
15 34 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
16 31 (0.74%) ASP.NET
17 30 (0.72%) RESTful
18 29 (0.70%) HTML5
19 28 (0.67%) AngularJS
19 28 (0.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 605 (14.51%) Data Centre
2 341 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 244 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
4 189 (4.53%) Computer Science
5 182 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 168 (4.03%) Public Cloud
7 163 (3.91%) Clustering
8 134 (3.21%) Replication
9 131 (3.14%) PKI
10 122 (2.93%) Driving Licence
11 97 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
12 83 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
13 82 (1.97%) Blackberry
14 75 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
15 67 (1.61%) User Experience
16 66 (1.58%) Fat Client
16 66 (1.58%) Thin Client
17 64 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 64 (1.54%) Hedge funds
17 64 (1.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,688 (64.48%) Windows
2 1,656 (39.72%) Windows Server
3 1,176 (28.21%) Linux
4 955 (22.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 896 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 512 (12.28%) Windows 7
7 456 (10.94%) Windows 10
8 247 (5.92%) Unix
9 210 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 159 (3.81%) CentOS
11 157 (3.77%) Windows 8
12 145 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 131 (3.14%) Android
14 123 (2.95%) Mac OS X
15 83 (1.99%) Ubuntu
16 73 (1.75%) Apple iOS
17 66 (1.58%) Debian
17 66 (1.58%) Solaris
18 63 (1.51%) Windows XP
19 61 (1.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (18.69%) ITIL
2 608 (14.58%) DevOps
3 522 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
4 338 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 326 (7.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 311 (7.46%) Load Balancing
7 304 (7.29%) Configuration Management
8 226 (5.42%) Migration
9 221 (5.30%) Kalman Filter
10 218 (5.23%) Mentoring
11 190 (4.56%) High Availability
12 182 (4.37%) Service Management
13 177 (4.25%) Patch Management
14 165 (3.96%) Project Management
15 157 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
16 152 (3.65%) Cybersecurity
17 151 (3.62%) Change Management
18 148 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
19 145 (3.48%) SIEM
20 140 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 882 (21.16%) PowerShell
2 671 (16.09%) SQL
3 546 (13.10%) Python
4 343 (8.23%) Bash Shell
5 250 (6.00%) Java
6 207 (4.97%) Perl
7 189 (4.53%) JavaScript
8 153 (3.67%) Ruby
9 136 (3.26%) PHP
10 111 (2.66%) C#
11 91 (2.18%) Shell Script
12 68 (1.63%) C
13 55 (1.32%) C++
14 52 (1.25%) VB
15 51 (1.22%) VBScript
16 41 (0.98%) Go
17 24 (0.58%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.31%) Scala
19 9 (0.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 7 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 498 (11.95%) Cisco Certification
2 484 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 440 (10.55%) Degree
4 329 (7.89%) CCNP
5 326 (7.82%) MCSE
6 292 (7.00%) CCNA
7 207 (4.97%) MCSA
8 195 (4.68%) Security Cleared
9 149 (3.57%) SC Cleared
10 141 (3.38%) MCP
11 120 (2.88%) MCITP
12 113 (2.71%) DBS Check
13 111 (2.66%) CISSP
14 105 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
15 66 (1.58%) MCTS
16 65 (1.56%) DV Cleared
17 62 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
18 60 (1.44%) CCIE
19 58 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 53 (1.27%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (6.88%) SLA
2 135 (3.24%) PCI DSS
3 125 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 57 (1.37%) QA
5 36 (0.86%) GDPR
6 31 (0.74%) GCP
7 23 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (0.46%) PMO
9 13 (0.31%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.24%) COBIT
10 10 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.19%) GAMP
11 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.12%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.096%) GPG13
14 4 (0.096%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.096%) PA-DSS
15 3 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.072%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,461 (59.03%) Active Directory
2 1,150 (27.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 794 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 344 (8.25%) vSphere
5 272 (6.52%) XenApp
6 231 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
7 178 (4.27%) Docker
8 153 (3.67%) XenDesktop
9 132 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
10 88 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
11 85 (2.04%) XenServer
12 76 (1.82%) NFS
13 74 (1.78%) Terminal Services
14 66 (1.58%) VMware NSX
15 65 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
16 47 (1.13%) Firmware
17 46 (1.10%) Samba
18 42 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
19 38 (0.91%) Xen
20 35 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 526 (12.62%) SCCM
2 386 (9.26%) Puppet
3 320 (7.68%) Opscode Chef
4 312 (7.48%) Ansible
5 185 (4.44%) SCOM
6 167 (4.01%) Terraform
7 150 (3.60%) Nagios
8 138 (3.31%) Backup Exec
9 129 (3.09%) WSUS
10 115 (2.76%) Kubernetes
11 112 (2.69%) vCenter Server
12 66 (1.58%) AirWatch
13 65 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
14 63 (1.51%) vRealize
15 58 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
16 52 (1.25%) FortiGate
17 48 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
17 48 (1.15%) Nessus
17 48 (1.15%) ZABBIX
18 44 (1.06%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,955 (46.89%) Microsoft
2 1,678 (40.25%) VMware
3 1,193 (28.62%) Cisco
4 665 (15.95%) Citrix
5 400 (9.59%) HP
6 307 (7.36%) Juniper
7 280 (6.72%) CheckPoint
8 264 (6.33%) Veeam
9 248 (5.95%) F5
10 227 (5.44%) Red Hat
11 216 (5.18%) Apple
12 196 (4.70%) Oracle
13 195 (4.68%) Dell
13 195 (4.68%) NetApp
14 194 (4.65%) SolarWinds
15 179 (4.29%) Google
16 168 (4.03%) Splunk
17 148 (3.55%) IBM
18 141 (3.38%) Fortinet
19 140 (3.36%) Palo Alto