Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 115 141
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 -8
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,223 4,144 3,990
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.96% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.77% 18.85% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,123 3,204 3,425
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,050 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,975 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% - +6.67%

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 7,755 21,988 24,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 15.71% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,129 16,668 19,628
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 2020. 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 -22 1,126 £50,000 +17.65% 312
UK excluding London -31 740 £40,975 +2.44% 279
London -15 440 £62,500 +25.00% 44
South East +15 232 £47,500 +18.75% 71
North of England -53 194 £37,500 - 78
Work from Home +31 148 £52,500 -16.00% 30
Midlands +22 132 £41,000 +3.71% 45
North West -24 99 £45,000 +20.00% 44
West Midlands -9 92 £42,500 +6.25% 29
South West -12 72 £50,000 +21.95% 44
Yorkshire -50 71 £35,000 -11.95% 29
East of England -35 45 £36,000 -15.29% 28
East Midlands +62 40 £37,500 +10.29% 16
Wales +28 36 £33,500 -12.99% 7
Scotland +58 30 £42,000 -1.88% 6
North East +22 24 £35,000 -11.39% 5
Northern Ireland +15 3 £30,000 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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.

1 797 (65.17%) Windows
2 772 (63.12%) Active Directory
3 743 (60.75%) DHCP
4 659 (53.88%) Microsoft
5 526 (43.01%) VMware
6 485 (39.66%) Windows Server
7 457 (37.37%) Firewall
8 452 (36.96%) Azure
9 444 (36.30%) Office 365
10 410 (33.52%) TCP/IP
11 343 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 332 (27.15%) PowerShell
13 306 (25.02%) Cisco
14 300 (24.53%) Linux
15 278 (22.73%) WAN
15 278 (22.73%) AWS
16 258 (21.10%) Hyper-V
17 251 (20.52%) ITIL
18 246 (20.11%) LAN
19 237 (19.38%) VPN
20 222 (18.15%) Citrix
21 211 (17.25%) Finance
22 201 (16.43%) Python
22 201 (16.43%) Windows Server 2012
23 200 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 191 (15.62%) Data Centre
25 188 (15.37%) Windows 10
26 179 (14.64%) Windows Server 2016
27 178 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
27 178 (14.55%) 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
1 163 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 114 (9.32%) SharePoint
3 95 (7.77%) IIS
4 59 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 55 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.72%) Confluence
9 20 (1.64%) Apache
9 20 (1.64%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.65%) CMS
11 8 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.49%) WordPress
13 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.33%) JBoss
13 4 (0.33%) Resin
13 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 140 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 28 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
2 14 (1.14%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.33%) FastStats
4 4 (0.33%) Magento
4 4 (0.33%) Unica
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.16%) Maximo
6 2 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
7 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.082%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 452 (36.96%) Azure
2 444 (36.30%) Office 365
3 278 (22.73%) AWS
4 133 (10.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 101 (8.26%) IaaS
6 91 (7.44%) SaaS
7 90 (7.36%) PaaS
8 61 (4.99%) Serverless
9 47 (3.84%) AWS Lambda
10 45 (3.68%) Route 53
11 33 (2.70%) Azure Functions
11 33 (2.70%) GCP
12 32 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
13 31 (2.53%) Power Platform
14 29 (2.37%) PowerApps
15 27 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
16 26 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (2.04%) Slack
17 25 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 23 (1.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 743 (60.75%) DHCP
2 457 (37.37%) Firewall
3 410 (33.52%) TCP/IP
4 278 (22.73%) WAN
5 246 (20.11%) LAN
6 237 (19.38%) VPN
7 178 (14.55%) SAN
8 140 (11.45%) VoIP
9 134 (10.96%) VLAN
10 125 (10.22%) Internet
11 110 (8.99%) Network Security
12 101 (8.26%) Wireless
13 91 (7.44%) Wi-Fi
14 74 (6.05%) BGP
15 71 (5.81%) HTTP
16 69 (5.64%) OSPF
17 61 (4.99%) Skype
17 61 (4.99%) SMTP
18 60 (4.91%) Fibre Channel
18 60 (4.91%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.74%) MySQL
3 48 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 13 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (1.06%) Redis
7 11 (0.90%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.33%) Big Data
10 4 (0.33%) CouchDB
10 4 (0.33%) GIS
10 4 (0.33%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.33%) QGIS
11 3 (0.25%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (4.58%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.27%) Jenkins
3 30 (2.45%) JIRA
4 14 (1.14%) Metasploit
4 14 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.82%) Gerrit
6 9 (0.74%) Artifactory
6 9 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.57%) GitLab
7 7 (0.57%) Subversion
8 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.25%) GoCD
8 3 (0.25%) Maven
8 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.16%) Selenium
9 2 (0.16%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 211 (17.25%) Finance
2 37 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 35 (2.86%) Law
4 34 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.53%) Legal
6 27 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 25 (2.04%) Banking
8 15 (1.23%) Games
9 14 (1.14%) Public Sector
10 12 (0.98%) Advertising
10 12 (0.98%) Marketing
11 10 (0.82%) Retail
12 8 (0.65%) Military
13 7 (0.57%) Back Office
13 7 (0.57%) Publishing
14 6 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.33%) Housing Association
16 3 (0.25%) Electronics
16 3 (0.25%) German Language
16 3 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 166 (13.57%) Network Engineer
2 152 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 138 (11.28%) Analyst
4 122 (9.98%) Support Engineer
5 116 (9.48%) IT Engineer
6 75 (6.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 72 (5.89%) IT Support
8 64 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
9 60 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 59 (4.82%) Architect
11 57 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 55 (4.50%) Server Engineer
13 53 (4.33%) Senior Network Engineer
14 52 (4.25%) Administrator
15 49 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
16 48 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
17 45 (3.68%) Consultant
18 44 (3.60%) IT Analyst
19 42 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
20 41 (3.35%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.92%) Web Services
2 45 (3.68%) LDAP
3 29 (2.37%) .NET
4 18 (1.47%) 802.1X
5 15 (1.23%) XML
6 14 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (1.14%) YAML
7 13 (1.06%) HTML
8 12 (0.98%) JSON
9 10 (0.82%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.65%) CSS
11 7 (0.57%) LAMP
11 7 (0.57%) Middleware
11 7 (0.57%) WebRTC
12 6 (0.49%) Node.js
12 6 (0.49%) RESTful
12 6 (0.49%) SOAP
13 5 (0.41%) Kafka
13 5 (0.41%) REST
14 4 (0.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 191 (15.62%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 53 (4.33%) Cloud Native
5 53 (4.33%) Replication
6 52 (4.25%) Clustering
7 48 (3.92%) PKI
8 39 (3.19%) Public Cloud
9 32 (2.62%) Driving Licence
10 27 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
11 24 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
12 19 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 19 (1.55%) FMCG
13 18 (1.47%) User Experience
14 16 (1.31%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.31%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.31%) Thin Client
15 14 (1.14%) CMDB
15 14 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 797 (65.17%) Windows
2 485 (39.66%) Windows Server
3 300 (24.53%) Linux
4 201 (16.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 188 (15.37%) Windows 10
6 179 (14.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 178 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (8.50%) Windows 7
9 84 (6.87%) Windows Server 2019
10 72 (5.89%) Unix
11 54 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 50 (4.09%) CentOS
13 36 (2.94%) Mac OS X
14 35 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 34 (2.78%) Windows 8
16 31 (2.53%) Ubuntu
17 24 (1.96%) Debian
18 23 (1.88%) Android
19 17 (1.39%) Solaris
20 15 (1.23%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (20.52%) ITIL
2 200 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 160 (13.08%) DevOps
4 122 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
5 120 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 113 (9.24%) Information Security
7 86 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
8 81 (6.62%) Change Management
9 74 (6.05%) Cybersecurity
9 74 (6.05%) Migration
10 66 (5.40%) Project Delivery
11 65 (5.31%) Task Automation
12 59 (4.82%) Server Management
13 54 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
13 54 (4.42%) Project Management
14 53 (4.33%) B2B
15 52 (4.25%) Configuration Management
16 51 (4.17%) Patch Management
17 47 (3.84%) Mentoring
17 47 (3.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 332 (27.15%) PowerShell
2 201 (16.43%) Python
3 154 (12.59%) SQL
4 89 (7.28%) Bash Shell
5 48 (3.92%) Java
6 45 (3.68%) Perl
6 45 (3.68%) Ruby
7 35 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 29 (2.37%) C#
9 26 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.80%) Go
11 21 (1.72%) PHP
12 19 (1.55%) VB.NET
13 18 (1.47%) VBScript
14 14 (1.14%) C
15 13 (1.06%) VB
16 11 (0.90%) Groovy
17 8 (0.65%) JavaScript
17 8 (0.65%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 150 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (11.04%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (8.09%) CCNA
3 99 (8.09%) Security Cleared
4 97 (7.93%) MCSA
5 94 (7.69%) MCSE
6 77 (6.30%) Degree
7 55 (4.50%) CCNP
7 55 (4.50%) SC Cleared
8 46 (3.76%) DV Cleared
9 34 (2.78%) Server+ Certification
10 27 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 27 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (2.04%) MCP
12 19 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
12 19 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.47%) MCITP
14 16 (1.31%) CREST Certified
14 16 (1.31%) GCIA
14 16 (1.31%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.77%) SLA
2 58 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (4.17%) GDPR
4 22 (1.80%) NIST
5 18 (1.47%) NIST 800
6 15 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (0.98%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.90%) QA
9 8 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.65%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.082%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.082%) PMO
System Software
1 772 (63.12%) Active Directory
2 343 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 258 (21.10%) Hyper-V
4 112 (9.16%) vSphere
5 92 (7.52%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
7 50 (4.09%) XenApp
8 49 (4.01%) Docker
9 45 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
10 34 (2.78%) XenDesktop
11 26 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.64%) VMware Server
13 19 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 18 (1.47%) NFS
14 18 (1.47%) Snort
15 17 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
16 14 (1.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 13 (1.06%) DFS Replication
18 12 (0.98%) VMware NSX
19 11 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 151 (12.35%) SCCM
2 109 (8.91%) Ansible
3 102 (8.34%) Terraform
4 92 (7.52%) WSUS
5 86 (7.03%) Puppet
6 70 (5.72%) Opscode Chef
7 53 (4.33%) Kubernetes
8 48 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
9 46 (3.76%) SCOM
10 35 (2.86%) Nagios
11 30 (2.45%) SCVMM
12 28 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
13 26 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (2.04%) Backup Exec
15 21 (1.72%) NetBackup
16 18 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
17 17 (1.39%) vCenter Server
18 14 (1.14%) PowerCLI
19 13 (1.06%) vRealize Orchestrator
20 11 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 659 (53.88%) Microsoft
2 526 (43.01%) VMware
3 306 (25.02%) Cisco
4 222 (18.15%) Citrix
5 119 (9.73%) HP
6 90 (7.36%) CheckPoint
7 83 (6.79%) Veeam
8 70 (5.72%) Palo Alto
9 63 (5.15%) Dell
10 56 (4.58%) Meraki
10 56 (4.58%) NetApp
11 54 (4.42%) F5
12 50 (4.09%) Avaya
12 50 (4.09%) SolarWinds
13 45 (3.68%) EMC
14 41 (3.35%) Red Hat
15 40 (3.27%) Juniper
16 39 (3.19%) Symantec
17 34 (2.78%) Adobe
17 34 (2.78%) Salesforce.com