Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 132 126
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 -23
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4,192 4,406 5,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.50% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.62% 15.07% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,469 3,696 4,595
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,206 £25,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +7.14%

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 26,831 29,240 34,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.22% 16.62% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,667 23,762 28,719
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 -8 3,975 £42,500 - 583
UK excluding London -25 2,557 £38,500 -3.75% 432
London +5 1,561 £48,250 +1.58% 186
South East -52 799 £37,500 -11.76% 103
North of England -6 603 £35,000 - 121
East of England +39 377 £45,000 +5.88% 68
Midlands -37 332 £37,500 -6.25% 62
South West +60 310 £40,000 +11.11% 43
North West -21 304 £35,000 -5.41% 66
Yorkshire +5 254 £37,500 +7.00% 46
West Midlands -48 199 £38,750 +10.71% 35
East Midlands -9 131 £35,000 -17.65% 27
Scotland -33 93 £42,500 +12.58% 21
Wales -1 58 £41,000 +1.23% 12
North East -29 49 £32,500 +18.18% 9
Northern Ireland -15 5 £40,000 -15.79% 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 2,734 (65.22%) DHCP
2 2,713 (64.72%) Windows
3 2,394 (57.11%) Active Directory
4 1,897 (45.25%) Microsoft
5 1,701 (40.58%) Windows Server
6 1,678 (40.03%) VMware
7 1,648 (39.31%) TCP/IP
8 1,625 (38.76%) Firewall
9 1,290 (30.77%) Cisco
10 1,229 (29.32%) Linux
11 1,142 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1,002 (23.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 999 (23.83%) Office 365
14 926 (22.09%) MS Exchange
15 919 (21.92%) VPN
16 918 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
17 896 (21.37%) WAN
18 850 (20.28%) LAN
19 835 (19.92%) ITIL
20 787 (18.77%) Microsoft Azure
21 785 (18.73%) PowerShell
22 721 (17.20%) Hyper-V
23 714 (17.03%) Citrix
24 645 (15.39%) SQL Server
25 618 (14.74%) Windows 7
26 607 (14.48%) SQL
27 594 (14.17%) Data Centre
28 592 (14.12%) SAN
29 590 (14.07%) Cisco Certification
30 582 (13.88%) 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
1 926 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 399 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 322 (7.68%) IIS
4 318 (7.59%) SharePoint
5 272 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 228 (5.44%) Skype for Business
7 209 (4.99%) Apache
8 137 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 95 (2.27%) nginx
10 81 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 60 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 56 (1.34%) CMS
13 55 (1.31%) OpenStack
14 54 (1.29%) Confluence
15 48 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
16 41 (0.98%) Tomcat
17 38 (0.91%) WordPress
18 37 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
19 32 (0.76%) WebSphere
20 23 (0.55%) SAS
Applications
1 524 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 23 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.21%) InDesign
5 9 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
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%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.024%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 20 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.14%) OpenCart
4 6 (0.14%) Postilion
5 4 (0.095%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.072%) Eikon
6 3 (0.072%) Magento
6 3 (0.072%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.072%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 2 (0.048%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.048%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.048%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.048%) ScheduALL
7 2 (0.048%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.024%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.024%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.024%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.024%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 999 (23.83%) Office 365
2 787 (18.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 572 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
4 195 (4.65%) SaaS
5 171 (4.08%) IaaS
6 118 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
7 116 (2.77%) PaaS
8 101 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 70 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
10 69 (1.65%) Amazon S3
11 64 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 51 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 42 (1.00%) GitHub
14 41 (0.98%) G Suite
14 41 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
15 37 (0.88%) Akamai
16 30 (0.72%) Mimecast
17 25 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (0.50%) Datadog
19 20 (0.48%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2,734 (65.22%) DHCP
2 1,648 (39.31%) TCP/IP
3 1,625 (38.76%) Firewall
4 919 (21.92%) VPN
5 896 (21.37%) WAN
6 850 (20.28%) LAN
7 592 (14.12%) SAN
8 479 (11.43%) VLAN
9 442 (10.54%) HTTP
10 399 (9.52%) VoIP
11 357 (8.52%) MPLS
12 346 (8.25%) BGP
12 346 (8.25%) Internet
13 334 (7.97%) Cisco ASA
14 327 (7.80%) Network Security
15 323 (7.71%) OSPF
16 306 (7.30%) Wireless
17 305 (7.28%) SSL
18 264 (6.30%) SMTP
19 239 (5.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 645 (15.39%) SQL Server
2 275 (6.56%) MySQL
3 97 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
4 94 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 71 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 61 (1.46%) NoSQL
7 59 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (1.29%) Relational Database
8 54 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 54 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 51 (1.22%) MongoDB
10 50 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 40 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (0.88%) Big Data
13 33 (0.79%) Redis
14 32 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 30 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
15 30 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (0.67%) Hadoop
17 22 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 199 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 139 (3.32%) Jenkins
3 119 (2.84%) JIRA
4 72 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 52 (1.24%) Subversion
7 50 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 39 (0.93%) MSI
9 28 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 26 (0.62%) Vagrant
12 25 (0.60%) Maven
12 25 (0.60%) Visual Studio
13 24 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 20 (0.48%) WinDbg
15 18 (0.43%) Artifactory
16 13 (0.31%) GoCD
17 11 (0.26%) Eclipse
18 9 (0.21%) OllyDbg
General
1 582 (13.88%) Finance
2 205 (4.89%) Telecoms
3 203 (4.84%) Retail
4 127 (3.03%) Banking
5 71 (1.69%) Legal
6 70 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 69 (1.65%) Law
8 64 (1.53%) Marketing
9 49 (1.17%) Advertising
10 31 (0.74%) Games
10 31 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 28 (0.67%) Electronics
12 25 (0.60%) Publishing
13 23 (0.55%) Back Office
14 22 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.38%) Billing
15 16 (0.38%) Front Office
16 12 (0.29%) Dutch Language
17 10 (0.24%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 658 (15.70%) Support Engineer
2 633 (15.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 488 (11.64%) Network Engineer
4 484 (11.55%) Analyst
5 369 (8.80%) IT Support
6 328 (7.82%) Administrator
7 323 (7.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 309 (7.37%) IT Engineer
9 298 (7.11%) Systems Engineer
10 256 (6.11%) Support Analyst
11 255 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 241 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
13 238 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
14 185 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 185 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
14 185 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
15 176 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
16 164 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 160 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
18 155 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (4.99%) Web Services
2 147 (3.51%) LDAP
3 137 (3.27%) HTML
4 128 (3.05%) .NET
5 96 (2.29%) CSS
6 77 (1.84%) LAMP
7 60 (1.43%) 802.1X
8 55 (1.31%) XML
9 49 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
10 48 (1.15%) Software Packaging
11 42 (1.00%) REST
12 38 (0.91%) Middleware
13 37 (0.88%) SOAP
14 34 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
15 28 (0.67%) ASP.NET
15 28 (0.67%) jQuery
16 27 (0.64%) JSON
17 26 (0.62%) AngularJS
18 21 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
18 21 (0.50%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 594 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 371 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 239 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 183 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 174 (4.15%) Clustering
6 170 (4.06%) Public Cloud
7 136 (3.24%) Replication
8 110 (2.62%) PKI
9 106 (2.53%) Driving Licence
10 93 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
11 80 (1.91%) Blackberry
12 72 (1.72%) Fat Client
12 72 (1.72%) Thin Client
13 64 (1.53%) Private Cloud
14 60 (1.43%) User Experience
15 56 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
16 54 (1.29%) Fintech
17 53 (1.26%) iPhone
18 49 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
19 48 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,713 (64.72%) Windows
2 1,701 (40.58%) Windows Server
3 1,229 (29.32%) Linux
4 1,002 (23.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 918 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 618 (14.74%) Windows 7
7 436 (10.40%) Windows 10
8 265 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 258 (6.15%) Unix
10 227 (5.42%) CentOS
11 212 (5.06%) Windows 8
12 141 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 129 (3.08%) Ubuntu
14 115 (2.74%) Mac OS X
15 101 (2.41%) Windows XP
16 84 (2.00%) Debian
17 79 (1.88%) Android
18 63 (1.50%) Apple iOS
19 62 (1.48%) Solaris
20 37 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 835 (19.92%) ITIL
2 484 (11.55%) DevOps
3 321 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 279 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
5 251 (5.99%) Configuration Management
6 246 (5.87%) Load Balancing
7 232 (5.53%) Kalman Filter
8 201 (4.79%) Mentoring
9 182 (4.34%) Patch Management
10 175 (4.17%) Migration
11 173 (4.13%) Change Management
12 167 (3.98%) High Availability
13 162 (3.86%) Project Management
14 161 (3.84%) SIEM
15 152 (3.63%) Cybersecurity
16 138 (3.29%) Service Management
17 136 (3.24%) Incident Management
17 136 (3.24%) Network Management
18 133 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
19 132 (3.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 785 (18.73%) PowerShell
2 607 (14.48%) SQL
3 516 (12.31%) Python
4 372 (8.87%) Bash Shell
5 271 (6.46%) Perl
6 192 (4.58%) Java
7 142 (3.39%) PHP
8 140 (3.34%) Ruby
9 119 (2.84%) JavaScript
10 101 (2.41%) Shell Script
11 77 (1.84%) C#
12 70 (1.67%) VBScript
13 67 (1.60%) C
14 51 (1.22%) C++
15 46 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 37 (0.88%) Go
17 26 (0.62%) VB
18 18 (0.43%) VBA
19 9 (0.21%) Scala
20 8 (0.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 590 (14.07%) Cisco Certification
2 539 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 457 (10.90%) Degree
4 390 (9.30%) MCSE
5 381 (9.09%) CCNA
6 350 (8.35%) CCNP
7 247 (5.89%) Security Cleared
8 231 (5.51%) MCSA
9 202 (4.82%) SC Cleared
10 124 (2.96%) MCP
11 119 (2.84%) MCITP
12 105 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
13 88 (2.10%) CISSP
14 83 (1.98%) DV Cleared
15 82 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 77 (1.84%) CCIE
17 68 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
18 50 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
19 47 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 44 (1.05%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (7.11%) SLA
2 131 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 128 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (1.10%) QA
5 26 (0.62%) HIPAA
6 21 (0.50%) GDPR
7 18 (0.43%) PMO
8 17 (0.41%) GCP
9 15 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.26%) COBIT
11 8 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.17%) GPG13
13 5 (0.12%) PA-DSS
13 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.095%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.072%) DO-178B
15 3 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 2 (0.048%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,394 (57.11%) Active Directory
2 1,142 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 721 (17.20%) Hyper-V
4 328 (7.82%) vSphere
5 257 (6.13%) VMware ESXi
5 257 (6.13%) XenApp
6 187 (4.46%) Docker
7 135 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
8 128 (3.05%) XenDesktop
9 100 (2.39%) NFS
10 86 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
11 84 (2.00%) Terminal Services
12 74 (1.77%) XenServer
13 57 (1.36%) VMware NSX
14 55 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
15 49 (1.17%) Xen
16 45 (1.07%) Samba
17 44 (1.05%) iptables
18 40 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
19 35 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 513 (12.24%) SCCM
2 415 (9.90%) Puppet
3 328 (7.82%) Opscode Chef
4 267 (6.37%) Ansible
5 184 (4.39%) SCOM
6 174 (4.15%) Nagios
7 142 (3.39%) Backup Exec
8 127 (3.03%) WSUS
9 124 (2.96%) Terraform
10 115 (2.74%) Kubernetes
11 98 (2.34%) vCenter Server
12 81 (1.93%) Cacti
13 55 (1.31%) Salt
14 53 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
15 51 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
16 49 (1.17%) Nessus
17 45 (1.07%) FortiGate
18 37 (0.88%) AirWatch
19 36 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
20 33 (0.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,897 (45.25%) Microsoft
2 1,678 (40.03%) VMware
3 1,290 (30.77%) Cisco
4 714 (17.03%) Citrix
5 404 (9.64%) HP
6 331 (7.90%) Juniper
7 258 (6.15%) CheckPoint
8 252 (6.01%) Red Hat
9 240 (5.73%) Veeam
10 200 (4.77%) F5
10 200 (4.77%) NetApp
11 188 (4.48%) Dell
12 169 (4.03%) SolarWinds
13 168 (4.01%) Palo Alto
14 155 (3.70%) Oracle
15 140 (3.34%) Google
16 132 (3.15%) IBM
17 120 (2.86%) Apple
17 120 (2.86%) Splunk
17 120 (2.86%) Symantec