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

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 151 153
Rank change year-on-year +34 +2 -21
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,415 3,563 4,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 2.35% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.05% 15.58% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,645 2,898 3,403
UK median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% -5.00%

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 18,916 22,867 26,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.06% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14,883 17,888 21,499
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 +28 3,149 £41,500 -5.68% 738
UK excluding London +22 2,063 £37,500 -6.25% 633
London +29 1,230 £50,000 - 145
South East +34 729 £40,000 -11.11% 173
North of England -15 383 £37,500 +4.17% 152
Midlands +30 343 £32,500 -20.73% 111
South West +87 258 £38,500 +11.59% 66
West Midlands +24 251 £32,500 -23.53% 60
North West +22 231 £33,750 +3.85% 76
East of England -21 199 £40,875 +2.19% 90
Yorkshire -26 140 £40,000 +2.56% 58
East Midlands +19 92 £35,000 -11.39% 51
Scotland +29 76 £30,000 -14.29% 27
Wales 0 57 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Northern Ireland +28 20 £32,000 +6.67% 1
North East +5 12 £34,750 -22.78% 18

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2,373 (69.49%) Windows
2 2,318 (67.88%) DHCP
3 2,185 (63.98%) Active Directory
4 1,883 (55.14%) Microsoft
5 1,360 (39.82%) Office 365
6 1,335 (39.09%) VMware
7 1,275 (37.34%) Windows Server
8 1,257 (36.81%) Firewall
9 1,248 (36.54%) TCP/IP
10 1,030 (30.16%) Azure
11 909 (26.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 833 (24.39%) Cisco
13 771 (22.58%) PowerShell
14 765 (22.40%) ITIL
15 753 (22.05%) Linux
16 752 (22.02%) WAN
17 736 (21.55%) LAN
18 694 (20.32%) MS Exchange
19 656 (19.21%) VPN
20 651 (19.06%) Windows Server 2012
21 616 (18.04%) Windows 10
22 610 (17.86%) Citrix
23 586 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 570 (16.69%) Finance
25 526 (15.40%) Hyper-V
26 515 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
27 509 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
28 506 (14.82%) AWS
29 496 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
30 462 (13.53%) SQL

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
1 694 (20.32%) MS Exchange
2 323 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 288 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 272 (7.96%) IIS
5 262 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 137 (4.01%) Skype for Business
7 82 (2.40%) Apache
8 71 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 67 (1.96%) Confluence
10 49 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 47 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
12 42 (1.23%) nginx
13 33 (0.97%) CMS
14 28 (0.82%) WordPress
15 24 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
16 19 (0.56%) Drupal
16 19 (0.56%) WebSphere
17 16 (0.47%) WebLogic
18 13 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
19 8 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 454 (13.29%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.12%) Gephi
8 4 (0.12%) InDesign
8 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.059%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.029%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.029%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 17 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.20%) Sage 200
3 6 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.15%) Exchequer
4 5 (0.15%) Line 50
4 5 (0.15%) Magento
4 5 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.088%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.088%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.088%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.088%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.059%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.029%) assyst
7 1 (0.029%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.029%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,360 (39.82%) Office 365
2 1,030 (30.16%) Azure
3 506 (14.82%) AWS
4 182 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 145 (4.25%) SaaS
6 125 (3.66%) IaaS
7 114 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
8 79 (2.31%) OneDrive
9 74 (2.17%) PaaS
10 71 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
10 71 (2.08%) GCP
11 60 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 55 (1.61%) Amazon S3
13 48 (1.41%) Mimecast
14 44 (1.29%) Serverless
15 39 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
16 36 (1.05%) Route 53
17 34 (1.00%) G Suite
18 26 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 26 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2,318 (67.88%) DHCP
2 1,257 (36.81%) Firewall
3 1,248 (36.54%) TCP/IP
4 752 (22.02%) WAN
5 736 (21.55%) LAN
6 656 (19.21%) VPN
7 367 (10.75%) VLAN
8 353 (10.34%) SAN
9 344 (10.07%) VoIP
10 327 (9.58%) Wireless
11 298 (8.73%) Internet
12 209 (6.12%) Network Security
13 205 (6.00%) HTTP
14 185 (5.42%) BGP
15 172 (5.04%) SSL
16 167 (4.89%) Skype
17 160 (4.69%) SMTP
18 151 (4.42%) MPLS
18 151 (4.42%) OSPF
18 151 (4.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 102 (2.99%) MySQL
3 67 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
4 46 (1.35%) Big Data
5 43 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 40 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 37 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 33 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 30 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 29 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 21 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 18 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (0.50%) Redis
15 15 (0.44%) Relational Database
16 14 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (0.32%) MariaDB
18 10 (0.29%) Apache Hive
18 10 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 151 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 144 (4.22%) Jenkins
3 130 (3.81%) JIRA
4 31 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
5 30 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 29 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 28 (0.82%) Subversion
8 26 (0.76%) Artifactory
8 26 (0.76%) TestRail
9 25 (0.73%) GitLab
9 25 (0.73%) Selenium
9 25 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (0.73%) Zephyr
10 24 (0.70%) Maven
10 24 (0.70%) SonarQube
11 23 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 19 (0.56%) Chocolatey
13 18 (0.53%) GDB
14 17 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (0.47%) Bower
General
1 570 (16.69%) Finance
2 187 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 127 (3.72%) Retail
4 103 (3.02%) Law
5 82 (2.40%) Public Sector
6 71 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 70 (2.05%) Banking
8 64 (1.87%) Legal
9 51 (1.49%) Marketing
10 43 (1.26%) Advertising
11 34 (1.00%) Games
12 23 (0.67%) Electronics
13 22 (0.64%) Local Government
13 22 (0.64%) Military
14 19 (0.56%) French Language
15 17 (0.50%) Back Office
15 17 (0.50%) Billing
16 16 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 16 (0.47%) Police
17 13 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 507 (14.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 486 (14.23%) Support Engineer
3 394 (11.54%) Analyst
4 360 (10.54%) IT Support
5 349 (10.22%) IT Engineer
6 330 (9.66%) Network Engineer
7 200 (5.86%) Administrator
8 194 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 182 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 181 (5.30%) IT Support Engineer
11 178 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
12 170 (4.98%) Support Analyst
13 162 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
14 148 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
15 137 (4.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 128 (3.75%) Support Technician
17 121 (3.54%) Architect
18 115 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
19 111 (3.25%) Infrastructure Support
20 105 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (4.39%) LDAP
2 63 (1.84%) Web Services
3 60 (1.76%) .NET
4 59 (1.73%) Node.js
5 55 (1.61%) Kafka
6 49 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
7 46 (1.35%) LAMP
8 38 (1.11%) HTML
9 37 (1.08%) REST
10 35 (1.02%) CSS
11 30 (0.88%) XML
12 23 (0.67%) AngularJS
12 23 (0.67%) JSON
13 20 (0.59%) Middleware
13 20 (0.59%) SAML
14 19 (0.56%) WSH
15 18 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (0.47%) SOAP
17 13 (0.38%) ADO
18 12 (0.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 346 (10.13%) Data Centre
2 258 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 231 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 203 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
5 126 (3.69%) Clustering
6 114 (3.34%) Replication
7 93 (2.72%) PKI
8 87 (2.55%) Public Cloud
9 61 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 61 (1.79%) User Experience
10 53 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
11 50 (1.46%) Private Cloud
12 49 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
13 48 (1.41%) Blackberry
13 48 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
14 39 (1.14%) Virtual Team
15 35 (1.02%) Cloud Native
16 33 (0.97%) Smartphone
17 28 (0.82%) Hedge funds
18 24 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,373 (69.49%) Windows
2 1,275 (37.34%) Windows Server
3 753 (22.05%) Linux
4 651 (19.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 616 (18.04%) Windows 10
6 509 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 325 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 208 (6.09%) Unix
9 164 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 159 (4.66%) Windows 8
11 94 (2.75%) Apple iOS
12 91 (2.66%) CentOS
13 80 (2.34%) Ubuntu
14 73 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 72 (2.11%) Solaris
16 69 (2.02%) Android
17 47 (1.38%) Mac OS X
18 44 (1.29%) Mac OS
19 26 (0.76%) Debian
20 18 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (22.40%) ITIL
2 586 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 515 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
4 396 (11.60%) DevOps
5 311 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
6 238 (6.97%) Migration
7 233 (6.82%) Change Management
8 227 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 221 (6.47%) Configuration Management
10 216 (6.33%) Mentoring
11 213 (6.24%) Project Management
12 202 (5.92%) Information Security
13 192 (5.62%) Load Balancing
14 190 (5.56%) Patch Management
15 162 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
16 146 (4.28%) Incident Management
17 145 (4.25%) Kalman Filter
18 138 (4.04%) Project Delivery
19 136 (3.98%) Service Delivery
20 131 (3.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 771 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 462 (13.53%) SQL
3 401 (11.74%) Python
4 260 (7.61%) Bash Shell
5 145 (4.25%) C
5 145 (4.25%) Ruby
6 126 (3.69%) Perl
7 117 (3.43%) Java
8 92 (2.69%) PHP
9 89 (2.61%) C#
10 74 (2.17%) JavaScript
11 59 (1.73%) C++
12 57 (1.67%) VBScript
13 41 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 39 (1.14%) Go
15 31 (0.91%) T-SQL
16 27 (0.79%) VB
17 26 (0.76%) R
18 18 (0.53%) Rust
19 12 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 496 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 401 (11.74%) Cisco Certification
3 378 (11.07%) Degree
4 291 (8.52%) CCNA
5 263 (7.70%) MCSE
6 247 (7.23%) MCSA
7 221 (6.47%) CCNP
8 196 (5.74%) Security Cleared
9 117 (3.43%) MCP
10 99 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 98 (2.87%) SC Cleared
12 83 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
13 68 (1.99%) DV Cleared
14 52 (1.52%) DBS Check
15 49 (1.43%) JNCIP
16 48 (1.41%) JNCIS
17 45 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
18 44 (1.29%) MCITP
19 42 (1.23%) CCIE
20 41 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (10.37%) SLA
2 108 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 43 (1.26%) QA
5 31 (0.91%) GDPR
6 30 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 20 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 17 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.29%) COBIT
10 8 (0.23%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.18%) NIST
12 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.088%) NCSC
14 3 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.059%) GxP
15 2 (0.059%) PMO
15 2 (0.059%) RMADS
15 2 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,185 (63.98%) Active Directory
2 909 (26.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 526 (15.40%) Hyper-V
4 280 (8.20%) vSphere
5 253 (7.41%) XenApp
6 221 (6.47%) XenDesktop
7 200 (5.86%) VMware ESXi
8 150 (4.39%) Docker
9 98 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
10 81 (2.37%) NFS
11 71 (2.08%) Firmware
12 68 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
13 56 (1.64%) Terminal Services
14 35 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 33 (0.97%) VMware NSX
16 32 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
17 26 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
18 23 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
19 19 (0.56%) BitLocker
20 17 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 429 (12.56%) SCCM
2 247 (7.23%) Ansible
3 201 (5.89%) Puppet
4 177 (5.18%) WSUS
5 145 (4.25%) Terraform
6 130 (3.81%) SCOM
7 117 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 114 (3.34%) Kubernetes
9 96 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
10 71 (2.08%) vCenter Server
11 54 (1.58%) Backup Exec
11 54 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
12 53 (1.55%) Nagios
13 40 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
14 38 (1.11%) Jamf Pro
15 37 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
15 37 (1.08%) NetBackup
16 33 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
17 29 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
18 28 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,883 (55.14%) Microsoft
2 1,335 (39.09%) VMware
3 833 (24.39%) Cisco
4 610 (17.86%) Citrix
5 255 (7.47%) HP
6 224 (6.56%) Juniper
7 199 (5.83%) Veeam
8 179 (5.24%) SolarWinds
9 173 (5.07%) Dell
10 149 (4.36%) Palo Alto
11 148 (4.33%) Splunk
12 138 (4.04%) CheckPoint
13 133 (3.89%) F5
14 130 (3.81%) Symantec
15 124 (3.63%) Apple
16 111 (3.25%) Google
17 102 (2.99%) Oracle
17 102 (2.99%) ServiceNow
18 100 (2.93%) McAfee
19 96 (2.81%) NetApp