Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 123 128
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 -19
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4,218 4,663 5,297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.62% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.98% 16.54% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,438 3,955 4,530
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,508 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%

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 26,394 28,185 34,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 15.86% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20,881 22,902 28,509
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -11 4,008 £42,500 - 516
UK excluding London -5 2,464 £40,000 +6.67% 375
London -19 1,694 £50,000 +1.01% 168
South East -42 732 £38,500 -9.41% 109
North of England -12 555 £40,000 +14.29% 105
Midlands +14 410 £39,500 +12.86% 41
East of England +39 392 £42,500 +14.86% 66
Yorkshire +7 278 £41,000 +26.15% 43
South West +14 250 £39,125 -2.19% 27
North West -19 246 £37,500 +2.74% 56
West Midlands +6 229 £39,498 +21.53% 27
East Midlands +53 180 £39,750 +6.00% 14
Wales +36 86 £42,500 +24.09% 8
Scotland -18 74 £28,000 -31.29% 19
North East -36 31 £42,500 +41.67% 6
Northern Ireland +2 7 £27,500 -9.09%
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 2,755 (65.32%) Windows
2 2,637 (62.52%) DHCP
3 2,562 (60.74%) Active Directory
4 2,045 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 1,732 (41.06%) VMware
6 1,703 (40.37%) Windows Server
7 1,542 (36.56%) TCP/IP
8 1,433 (33.97%) Firewall
9 1,216 (28.83%) Linux
10 1,198 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,073 (25.44%) Cisco
12 1,055 (25.01%) Office 365
13 1,022 (24.23%) Microsoft Azure
14 992 (23.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 924 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
16 907 (21.50%) VPN
17 903 (21.41%) PowerShell
18 858 (20.34%) Amazon AWS
19 832 (19.72%) Hyper-V
19 832 (19.72%) MS Exchange
20 772 (18.30%) ITIL
21 762 (18.07%) WAN
22 735 (17.43%) LAN
23 715 (16.95%) SQL Server
24 682 (16.17%) SQL
25 650 (15.41%) Citrix
26 638 (15.13%) DevOps
27 605 (14.34%) Finance
28 581 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
29 573 (13.58%) Python

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
1 832 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 350 (8.30%) IIS
3 339 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 313 (7.42%) SharePoint
5 255 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 237 (5.62%) Apache
7 228 (5.41%) Skype for Business
8 106 (2.51%) nginx
9 98 (2.32%) Tomcat
10 83 (1.97%) Confluence
11 79 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 77 (1.83%) OpenStack
13 73 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 70 (1.66%) CMS
14 70 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
15 51 (1.21%) WordPress
16 45 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
17 41 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
18 34 (0.81%) WebLogic
18 34 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 581 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 39 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.095%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.071%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.047%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.024%) Maya
10 1 (0.024%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 24 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.40%) Documaker
4 9 (0.21%) Magento
5 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.17%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.12%) assyst
7 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.095%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.047%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.047%) Maximo
10 2 (0.047%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.047%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.047%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.024%) Eikon
11 1 (0.024%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.024%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.024%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 1,055 (25.01%) Office 365
2 1,022 (24.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 858 (20.34%) Amazon AWS
4 200 (4.74%) IaaS
5 198 (4.69%) SaaS
6 116 (2.75%) PaaS
7 102 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
8 101 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 98 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 90 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
11 86 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
12 85 (2.02%) GitHub
13 75 (1.78%) G Suite
14 63 (1.49%) Mimecast
15 62 (1.47%) Amazon S3
16 52 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 43 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 39 (0.92%) OneDrive
19 38 (0.90%) Serverless
20 37 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,637 (62.52%) DHCP
2 1,542 (36.56%) TCP/IP
3 1,433 (33.97%) Firewall
4 907 (21.50%) VPN
5 762 (18.07%) WAN
6 735 (17.43%) LAN
7 563 (13.35%) SAN
8 420 (9.96%) HTTP
9 399 (9.46%) VLAN
10 348 (8.25%) SSL
11 346 (8.20%) Network Security
12 312 (7.40%) Wireless
13 296 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
14 295 (6.99%) Internet
15 286 (6.78%) VoIP
16 270 (6.40%) BGP
17 265 (6.28%) OSPF
18 247 (5.86%) MPLS
19 225 (5.33%) IPsec
20 195 (4.62%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 211 (5.00%) MySQL
3 111 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 90 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 89 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 80 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
7 67 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 64 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
9 59 (1.40%) Big Data
10 52 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 51 (1.21%) Relational Database
12 49 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 46 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 38 (0.90%) Redis
15 36 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
16 33 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (0.52%) Hadoop
18 21 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 21 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 259 (6.14%) Jenkins
2 237 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 126 (2.99%) JIRA
4 81 (1.92%) Subversion
5 64 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 60 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 51 (1.21%) Vagrant
8 42 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 42 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 36 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 34 (0.81%) Bitbucket
11 32 (0.76%) GoCD
11 32 (0.76%) Maven
11 32 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 29 (0.69%) MSBuild
13 23 (0.55%) GitLab
14 20 (0.47%) MSI
15 19 (0.45%) Visual Studio
16 18 (0.43%) Gerrit
General
1 605 (14.34%) Finance
2 227 (5.38%) Retail
3 138 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 121 (2.87%) Banking
5 92 (2.18%) Marketing
6 77 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 71 (1.68%) Legal
8 54 (1.28%) Law
9 40 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 37 (0.88%) Advertising
11 36 (0.85%) Games
12 35 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 33 (0.78%) Back Office
14 25 (0.59%) Electronics
15 24 (0.57%) Billing
16 19 (0.45%) German Language
17 16 (0.38%) Automotive
17 16 (0.38%) Front Office
18 15 (0.36%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 613 (14.53%) Support Engineer
2 609 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 477 (11.31%) Analyst
4 376 (8.91%) IT Support
5 324 (7.68%) IT Engineer
6 304 (7.21%) Network Engineer
7 276 (6.54%) Administrator
8 258 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 255 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support
10 242 (5.74%) DevOps Engineer
11 231 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
12 221 (5.24%) Support Analyst
13 208 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
14 206 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
15 199 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
16 176 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 166 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
18 165 (3.91%) Architect
19 147 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 146 (3.46%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (4.55%) Web Services
2 159 (3.77%) LDAP
3 153 (3.63%) .NET
4 130 (3.08%) HTML
5 103 (2.44%) Middleware
6 92 (2.18%) CSS
7 86 (2.04%) LAMP
8 82 (1.94%) XML
9 67 (1.59%) 802.1X
10 65 (1.54%) REST
11 62 (1.47%) JSON
12 51 (1.21%) .NET Framework
13 47 (1.11%) Node.js
14 46 (1.09%) SOAP
15 41 (0.97%) jQuery
16 36 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
17 34 (0.81%) React
18 33 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
19 32 (0.76%) HTML5
20 30 (0.71%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 500 (11.85%) Data Centre
2 310 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 248 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 174 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 167 (3.96%) Computer Science
6 154 (3.65%) PKI
7 150 (3.56%) Public Cloud
8 149 (3.53%) Replication
9 130 (3.08%) Clustering
9 130 (3.08%) Driving Licence
10 95 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
11 94 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
12 85 (2.02%) Blackberry
13 78 (1.85%) iPad
14 69 (1.64%) User Experience
15 67 (1.59%) Fintech
15 67 (1.59%) Private Cloud
16 63 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
17 62 (1.47%) Hedge funds
18 53 (1.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2,755 (65.32%) Windows
2 1,703 (40.37%) Windows Server
3 1,216 (28.83%) Linux
4 992 (23.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 924 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 531 (12.59%) Windows 10
7 521 (12.35%) Windows 7
8 241 (5.71%) Unix
9 184 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 166 (3.94%) Android
11 161 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 154 (3.65%) Windows 8
13 152 (3.60%) Mac OS X
14 135 (3.20%) CentOS
15 95 (2.25%) Apple iOS
16 94 (2.23%) Mac OS
17 92 (2.18%) Solaris
18 77 (1.83%) Ubuntu
19 62 (1.47%) Windows XP
20 48 (1.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 772 (18.30%) ITIL
2 638 (15.13%) DevOps
3 484 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
4 384 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
5 340 (8.06%) Load Balancing
6 321 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 315 (7.47%) Configuration Management
8 233 (5.52%) Migration
9 216 (5.12%) Mentoring
10 195 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
11 189 (4.48%) Service Management
12 179 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
13 171 (4.05%) High Availability
14 168 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
15 159 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
16 157 (3.72%) Patch Management
17 156 (3.70%) Project Management
18 148 (3.51%) Service Delivery
19 146 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
20 131 (3.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 903 (21.41%) PowerShell
2 682 (16.17%) SQL
3 573 (13.58%) Python
4 334 (7.92%) Bash Shell
5 299 (7.09%) Java
6 225 (5.33%) JavaScript
7 197 (4.67%) Perl
8 182 (4.31%) Ruby
9 134 (3.18%) C#
10 114 (2.70%) PHP
11 105 (2.49%) Shell Script
12 59 (1.40%) C
13 52 (1.23%) Go
14 41 (0.97%) C++
15 40 (0.95%) VB
16 34 (0.81%) VBScript
17 20 (0.47%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.38%) Bourne shell
19 15 (0.36%) Korn
20 11 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 504 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 445 (10.55%) Degree
3 428 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
4 316 (7.49%) MCSE
5 274 (6.50%) CCNP
6 255 (6.05%) CCNA
7 211 (5.00%) MCSA
8 170 (4.03%) MCP
9 148 (3.51%) DBS Check
10 138 (3.27%) Security Cleared
11 109 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 96 (2.28%) MCITP
13 87 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 86 (2.04%) SC Cleared
15 84 (1.99%) CISSP
16 83 (1.97%) MCTS
17 66 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
18 64 (1.52%) CCIE
19 45 (1.07%) AWS Certification
19 45 (1.07%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (6.35%) SLA
2 120 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 64 (1.52%) GDPR
5 60 (1.42%) QA
6 39 (0.92%) GCP
7 20 (0.47%) PMO
8 18 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.26%) FISMA
10 8 (0.19%) COBIT
10 8 (0.19%) GAMP
11 6 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.12%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.12%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.12%) PA-DSS
13 4 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.095%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,562 (60.74%) Active Directory
2 1,198 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 832 (19.72%) Hyper-V
4 327 (7.75%) vSphere
5 263 (6.24%) XenApp
6 253 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
7 228 (5.41%) Docker
8 153 (3.63%) XenDesktop
9 125 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
10 101 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
11 80 (1.90%) Terminal Services
12 79 (1.87%) XenServer
13 73 (1.73%) NFS
14 69 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
15 57 (1.35%) Firmware
16 54 (1.28%) VMware NSX
17 49 (1.16%) Samba
18 41 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
19 38 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 37 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 501 (11.88%) SCCM
2 378 (8.96%) Puppet
3 320 (7.59%) Ansible
4 299 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
5 197 (4.67%) Terraform
6 173 (4.10%) SCOM
7 137 (3.25%) Nagios
8 136 (3.22%) WSUS
9 125 (2.96%) Backup Exec
10 124 (2.94%) Kubernetes
11 98 (2.32%) vCenter Server
12 73 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
13 71 (1.68%) vRealize
14 68 (1.61%) AirWatch
15 66 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
16 64 (1.52%) ZABBIX
17 54 (1.28%) NetBackup
18 50 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
19 47 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
20 45 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2,045 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 1,732 (41.06%) VMware
3 1,073 (25.44%) Cisco
4 650 (15.41%) Citrix
5 391 (9.27%) HP
6 289 (6.85%) Juniper
7 279 (6.61%) Apple
8 259 (6.14%) Veeam
9 246 (5.83%) CheckPoint
10 245 (5.81%) F5
11 240 (5.69%) Red Hat
12 214 (5.07%) SolarWinds
13 209 (4.95%) Dell
14 196 (4.65%) Oracle
15 194 (4.60%) NetApp
16 188 (4.46%) Google
17 162 (3.84%) Splunk
18 146 (3.46%) IBM
19 136 (3.22%) Symantec
20 123 (2.92%) Palo Alto