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 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 126 107
Rank change year-on-year +5 -19  
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2226 2603 3048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.62% 2.61% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.41% 15.32% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1861 2227 2461
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +1.38%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13562 16990 19331
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 17.04% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 11012 14110 15523
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DNS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 2127 £41,500 +3.75% 312
London +1 931 £47,500 -5.00% 117
South East -1 483 £42,500 +6.25% 61
City of London +51 168 £47,500 -5.00% 28
North West +6 152 £35,000 -1.40% 35
East of England -3 144 £35,000 -3.44% 25
Berkshire +15 143 £43,750 -2.77% 13
Yorkshire -30 130 £35,000 -4.10% 18
West Midlands +21 118 £30,000 -23.07% 27
South West -36 104 £35,000 +1.44% 20
West Yorkshire -19 100 £35,000 -4.10% 14
Hampshire +14 99 £37,500 - 10
Manchester -3 96 £33,750 -4.92% 22
Reading +26 83 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Oxfordshire +29 71 £45,000 +57.89% 13
Surrey -21 69 £50,500 +20.23% 16
Hertfordshire +2 61 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Leeds +5 57 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Cheshire +14 45 £40,000 +23.07% 7
East Midlands +9 43 £36,250 +20.83% 9
West Sussex +4 34 £45,000 -8.16% 2
Birmingham +1 34 £40,000 - 9
Oxford +27 33 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Essex +1 33 £37,000 +39.62% 2
Scotland -14 29 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Bristol -44 29 £41,250 +33.06% 10
Farnborough +22 28 £47,500 +29.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 27 £40,000 +40.35% 2
Wiltshire +18 26 £40,000 +15.94% 2
Northamptonshire +23 25 £42,500 +30.76% 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2838 (66.53%) Windows
2 2578 (60.43%) DHCP
3 2463 (57.74%) Active Directory
4 1844 (43.23%) Microsoft
5 1822 (42.71%) VMware
6 1784 (41.82%) Windows Server
7 1646 (38.58%) Firewall
8 1479 (34.67%) TCP/IP
9 1337 (31.34%) Cisco
10 1221 (28.62%) Linux
11 1155 (27.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1068 (25.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 1067 (25.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 1037 (24.31%) MS Exchange
15 929 (21.78%) LAN
16 923 (21.64%) WAN
17 890 (20.86%) ITIL
18 804 (18.85%) Office 365
19 783 (18.35%) VPN
20 765 (17.93%) Cisco Certification
21 750 (17.58%) Hyper-V
22 724 (16.97%) Citrix
23 677 (15.87%) SQL
24 665 (15.59%) SQL Server
25 601 (14.09%) PowerShell
26 597 (13.99%) SAN
27 590 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
28 583 (13.67%) Windows 7
29 531 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
30 530 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification

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 1037 (24.31%) MS Exchange
2 493 (11.56%) IIS
3 463 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 357 (8.37%) SharePoint
5 318 (7.45%) Apache
6 289 (6.77%) Skype for Business
7 277 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 161 (3.77%) Tomcat
9 153 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 95 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 93 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 75 (1.76%) nginx
13 59 (1.38%) CMS
14 46 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
15 44 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
16 41 (0.96%) WebLogic
17 36 (0.84%) JBoss
17 36 (0.84%) OpenStack
18 27 (0.63%) IBM Notes
19 25 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 507 (11.88%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 57 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 39 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.12%) InDesign
9 3 (0.070%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 3 (0.070%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.047%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.047%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.047%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.023%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.023%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 31 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.21%) RMDS
5 7 (0.16%) iTrent
5 7 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 6 (0.14%) Magento
6 6 (0.14%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.047%) Infor CRM
8 2 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.047%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.023%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.023%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.023%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 804 (18.85%) Office 365
2 590 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
3 531 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 158 (3.70%) IaaS
5 131 (3.07%) PaaS
6 104 (2.44%) SaaS
7 62 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 60 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 51 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 50 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 47 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
12 41 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (0.73%) Mimecast
15 28 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
16 26 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
18 22 (0.52%) G Suite
19 17 (0.40%) GitHub
20 15 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2578 (60.43%) DHCP
2 1646 (38.58%) Firewall
3 1479 (34.67%) TCP/IP
4 929 (21.78%) LAN
5 923 (21.64%) WAN
6 783 (18.35%) VPN
7 597 (13.99%) SAN
8 468 (10.97%) Internet
9 460 (10.78%) VLAN
10 412 (9.66%) Network Security
11 403 (9.45%) BGP
12 397 (9.31%) VoIP
13 374 (8.77%) HTTP
14 350 (8.20%) MPLS
15 349 (8.18%) Wireless
16 343 (8.04%) SSL
17 335 (7.85%) OSPF
18 317 (7.43%) SMTP
19 281 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
20 240 (5.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 665 (15.59%) SQL Server
2 225 (5.27%) MySQL
3 134 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 121 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 90 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 85 (1.99%) NoSQL
7 64 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (1.48%) MongoDB
9 61 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 54 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
11 45 (1.05%) Oracle Database
11 45 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 44 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (0.73%) Redis
14 25 (0.59%) Hadoop
14 25 (0.59%) RDBMS
15 22 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 165 (3.87%) Git (software)
2 88 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 58 (1.36%) JIRA
4 46 (1.08%) Subversion
5 44 (1.03%) Vagrant
6 42 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 36 (0.84%) MSI
8 35 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 30 (0.70%) Maven
10 22 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (0.47%) WinDbg
12 17 (0.40%) gulp
13 16 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (0.35%) Bitbucket
15 14 (0.33%) Mercurial
16 12 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (0.26%) Metasploit
18 10 (0.23%) Grunt
18 10 (0.23%) Selenium
18 10 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 462 (10.83%) Finance
2 205 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 111 (2.60%) Legal
4 103 (2.41%) Retail
5 100 (2.34%) Banking
6 82 (1.92%) Law
7 80 (1.88%) Marketing
8 64 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 60 (1.41%) Back Office
10 48 (1.13%) Publishing
11 42 (0.98%) Games
12 28 (0.66%) Advertising
13 26 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.52%) Automotive
15 20 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.38%) Electronics
17 15 (0.35%) French Language
18 14 (0.33%) Aerospace
19 10 (0.23%) Billing
20 9 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 628 (14.72%) Network Engineer
2 623 (14.60%) Support Engineer
3 569 (13.34%) Analyst
4 537 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 360 (8.44%) Administrator
6 336 (7.88%) IT Support
7 302 (7.08%) IT Engineer
8 284 (6.66%) Systems Administrator
9 278 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 266 (6.24%) Windows Engineer
11 255 (5.98%) Support Analyst
12 229 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
13 224 (5.25%) Systems Engineer
14 220 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
15 185 (4.34%) Architect
16 180 (4.22%) Cisco Engineer
16 180 (4.22%) IT Support Engineer
17 178 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
18 170 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
19 160 (3.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (5.34%) Web Services
2 157 (3.68%) HTML
3 148 (3.47%) .NET
4 122 (2.86%) CSS
5 120 (2.81%) LAMP
6 76 (1.78%) REST
7 75 (1.76%) 802.1X
8 54 (1.27%) ASP.NET
9 43 (1.01%) XML
10 42 (0.98%) Middleware
11 41 (0.96%) JSON
12 38 (0.89%) AngularJS
12 38 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
13 34 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
14 33 (0.77%) jQuery
15 32 (0.75%) SOAP
16 31 (0.73%) HTML5
17 26 (0.61%) CSS3
18 25 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 24 (0.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 521 (12.21%) Data Centre
2 300 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (5.34%) Clustering
4 181 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 144 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 132 (3.09%) PKI
7 126 (2.95%) Driving Licence
8 102 (2.39%) Blackberry
9 101 (2.37%) Public Cloud
10 100 (2.34%) Replication
11 78 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
12 54 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 53 (1.24%) Hedge funds
13 53 (1.24%) iPad
14 52 (1.22%) Fat Client
14 52 (1.22%) Thin Client
15 48 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 47 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
17 39 (0.91%) Private Cloud
18 37 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2838 (66.53%) Windows
2 1784 (41.82%) Windows Server
3 1221 (28.62%) Linux
4 1068 (25.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1067 (25.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 583 (13.67%) Windows 7
7 439 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 393 (9.21%) Windows 10
9 348 (8.16%) Unix
10 246 (5.77%) Windows 8
11 220 (5.16%) CentOS
12 208 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 143 (3.35%) Ubuntu
14 141 (3.31%) Windows XP
15 122 (2.86%) Mac OS X
16 110 (2.58%) Solaris
17 94 (2.20%) Debian
18 87 (2.04%) Android
19 66 (1.55%) Apple iOS
20 46 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 890 (20.86%) ITIL
2 352 (8.25%) Load Balancing
3 331 (7.76%) DevOps
4 277 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
5 266 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 256 (6.00%) High Availability
7 245 (5.74%) Project Management
8 215 (5.04%) Configuration Management
9 195 (4.57%) Change Management
9 195 (4.57%) Service Management
10 194 (4.55%) Service Delivery
11 187 (4.38%) Migration
12 174 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
13 160 (3.75%) Network Design
14 158 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
15 144 (3.38%) Network Management
16 142 (3.33%) Mentoring
17 139 (3.26%) Problem Management
18 134 (3.14%) Open Source
19 124 (2.91%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 677 (15.87%) SQL
2 601 (14.09%) PowerShell
3 364 (8.53%) Python
4 248 (5.81%) Perl
5 237 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 191 (4.48%) Java
7 161 (3.77%) PHP
8 153 (3.59%) JavaScript
9 108 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 107 (2.51%) Ruby
11 105 (2.46%) C#
12 82 (1.92%) VBScript
13 53 (1.24%) VB
14 47 (1.10%) C
15 27 (0.63%) C++
16 25 (0.59%) T-SQL
17 22 (0.52%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.38%) VBA
19 15 (0.35%) PL/SQL
20 14 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 765 (17.93%) Cisco Certification
2 530 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 472 (11.06%) CCNA
4 454 (10.64%) CCNP
5 440 (10.31%) Degree
6 315 (7.38%) MCSE
7 243 (5.70%) Security Cleared
8 209 (4.90%) MCSA
9 168 (3.94%) SC Cleared
10 157 (3.68%) MCP
11 132 (3.09%) CCIE
12 131 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 79 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
14 78 (1.83%) DV Cleared
15 69 (1.62%) MCITP
16 57 (1.34%) CISSP
17 53 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
18 48 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
19 36 (0.84%) JNCIP
20 29 (0.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (5.77%) SLA
2 124 (2.91%) PCI DSS
3 102 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (0.73%) QA
6 30 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002
8 20 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
9 12 (0.28%) COBIT
10 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.19%) GCP
11 7 (0.16%) GDPR
12 5 (0.12%) PMO
13 4 (0.094%) FISMA
13 4 (0.094%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.070%) GxP
14 3 (0.070%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.047%) ISO 9001
16 1 (0.023%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2463 (57.74%) Active Directory
2 1155 (27.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 750 (17.58%) Hyper-V
4 342 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
5 332 (7.78%) XenApp
6 306 (7.17%) vSphere
7 145 (3.40%) XenDesktop
8 129 (3.02%) Terminal Services
9 119 (2.79%) Docker
10 97 (2.27%) NFS
11 96 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
12 79 (1.85%) XenServer
13 72 (1.69%) KVM
14 53 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
15 47 (1.10%) vCloud
16 43 (1.01%) iptables
16 43 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
17 37 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
18 36 (0.84%) Snort
19 35 (0.82%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 439 (10.29%) SCCM
2 328 (7.69%) Puppet
3 237 (5.56%) SCOM
4 212 (4.97%) Ansible
5 182 (4.27%) WSUS
6 171 (4.01%) Nagios
6 171 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
7 151 (3.54%) Backup Exec
8 102 (2.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 98 (2.30%) vCenter Server
10 76 (1.78%) NetBackup
11 72 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
12 53 (1.24%) Cacti
13 49 (1.15%) ZABBIX
14 45 (1.05%) AirWatch
15 44 (1.03%) Terraform
16 40 (0.94%) Kubernetes
17 38 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
18 35 (0.82%) Salt
19 32 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1844 (43.23%) Microsoft
2 1822 (42.71%) VMware
3 1337 (31.34%) Cisco
4 724 (16.97%) Citrix
5 448 (10.50%) HP
6 307 (7.20%) Juniper
7 284 (6.66%) Red Hat
8 270 (6.33%) CheckPoint
9 230 (5.39%) F5
10 226 (5.30%) Palo Alto
11 210 (4.92%) Dell
12 203 (4.76%) NetApp
13 200 (4.69%) Oracle
14 181 (4.24%) Symantec
15 154 (3.61%) Veeam
16 149 (3.49%) Apple
17 133 (3.12%) EMC
18 114 (2.67%) IBM
19 112 (2.63%) SolarWinds
20 107 (2.51%) Google
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