Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 115 148
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33 -3
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,434 3,758 3,797
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.62% 2.80% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.51% 18.22% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 3,011 3,196
Median annual salary £46,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,498
% change year-on-year +3.90% -2.53% +5.33%

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 8,190 20,626 23,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 15.39% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,598 16,037 18,893
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,575 £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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -4 1,339 £46,500 +10.71% 331
UK excluding London 0 930 £40,000 +3.90% 300
London -38 438 £60,000 +20.00% 46
South East +19 298 £50,000 +25.00% 82
North of England -1 271 £37,500 -1.32% 101
Work from Home +49 238 £55,000 -12.00% 48
Midlands +15 162 £40,000 +12.68% 59
North West +15 138 £42,000 +12.00% 50
Yorkshire +3 112 £32,500 -18.75% 37
South West -7 107 £47,500 +21.79% 28
West Midlands -11 105 £42,500 +21.43% 33
East Midlands +43 57 £36,500 -2.67% 26
East of England -6 45 £35,000 -13.58% 14
Scotland +27 26 £40,250 -8.00% 15
Wales +11 24 £31,250 -16.67% 2
North East +19 21 £41,500 +61.17% 14
Northern Ireland +7 1 £55,000 +71.88%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 910 (63.46%) Active Directory
2 893 (62.27%) Windows
3 877 (61.16%) DHCP
4 764 (53.28%) Microsoft
5 660 (46.03%) VMware
6 550 (38.35%) Office 365
7 549 (38.28%) Azure
8 531 (37.03%) Firewall
9 522 (36.40%) Windows Server
10 450 (31.38%) TCP/IP
11 428 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 362 (25.24%) PowerShell
13 354 (24.69%) Cisco
14 325 (22.66%) WAN
15 319 (22.25%) AWS
16 312 (21.76%) Hyper-V
17 307 (21.41%) Linux
18 296 (20.64%) ITIL
19 284 (19.80%) LAN
20 272 (18.97%) VPN
21 248 (17.29%) Citrix
22 237 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
23 228 (15.90%) Python
24 227 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 202 (14.09%) Data Centre
25 202 (14.09%) Windows 10
25 202 (14.09%) SAN
26 193 (13.46%) DevOps
27 188 (13.11%) Windows Server 2016
28 187 (13.04%) 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
1 183 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 120 (8.37%) SharePoint
3 98 (6.83%) IIS
4 69 (4.81%) Skype for Business
5 56 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 41 (2.86%) Confluence
7 38 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.19%) Apache
10 12 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.63%) CMS
13 7 (0.49%) Drupal
14 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.35%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.35%) nginx
15 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
16 3 (0.21%) WordPress
17 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 138 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.67%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.49%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.21%) Q-Pulse
5 2 (0.14%) Eikon
6 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 550 (38.35%) Office 365
2 549 (38.28%) Azure
3 319 (22.25%) AWS
4 152 (10.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 139 (9.69%) IaaS
6 136 (9.48%) SaaS
7 126 (8.79%) PaaS
8 72 (5.02%) Serverless
9 61 (4.25%) AWS Lambda
10 58 (4.04%) GCP
11 50 (3.49%) Route 53
12 45 (3.14%) Azure Functions
13 43 (3.00%) Power Platform
14 40 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
15 38 (2.65%) PowerApps
16 37 (2.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 35 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 32 (2.23%) Amazon S3
18 32 (2.23%) OneDrive
19 30 (2.09%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 877 (61.16%) DHCP
2 531 (37.03%) Firewall
3 450 (31.38%) TCP/IP
4 325 (22.66%) WAN
5 284 (19.80%) LAN
6 272 (18.97%) VPN
7 202 (14.09%) SAN
8 174 (12.13%) VLAN
9 150 (10.46%) VoIP
10 135 (9.41%) Internet
11 133 (9.27%) Network Security
12 119 (8.30%) Wireless
13 102 (7.11%) Wi-Fi
14 80 (5.58%) BGP
15 79 (5.51%) HTTP
15 79 (5.51%) Skype
16 74 (5.16%) MPLS
17 73 (5.09%) OSPF
18 65 (4.53%) Fibre Channel
19 61 (4.25%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 52 (3.63%) MySQL
4 37 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 19 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 16 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.91%) Redis
10 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.56%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.49%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.35%) Big Data
13 5 (0.35%) Bigtable
13 5 (0.35%) Cloud Spanner
13 5 (0.35%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.35%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 69 (4.81%) Git (software)
2 59 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 53 (3.70%) JIRA
4 19 (1.32%) Artifactory
4 19 (1.32%) Bitbucket
5 16 (1.12%) Gerrit
6 15 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.91%) Subversion
8 12 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.49%) GitLab
9 7 (0.49%) Maven
10 5 (0.35%) Metasploit
11 4 (0.28%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.28%) Gradle
11 4 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.21%) GoCD
12 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 175 (12.20%) Finance
2 41 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.30%) Banking
4 31 (2.16%) Law
5 25 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.46%) Legal
7 20 (1.39%) Games
8 14 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.98%) Marketing
9 13 (0.91%) Military
9 13 (0.91%) Public Sector
9 13 (0.91%) Retail
10 9 (0.63%) Advertising
11 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.56%) Publishing
12 7 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.49%) Local Government
13 6 (0.42%) Electronics
14 5 (0.35%) Back Office
14 5 (0.35%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 174 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 169 (11.79%) Analyst
3 165 (11.51%) Support Engineer
4 152 (10.60%) Network Engineer
5 144 (10.04%) IT Engineer
6 93 (6.49%) IT Support
7 92 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 81 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 74 (5.16%) Architect
10 69 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
11 68 (4.74%) Administrator
12 65 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
13 60 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
14 58 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
15 57 (3.97%) IT Analyst
16 52 (3.63%) Senior Network Engineer
17 51 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
18 50 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
19 49 (3.42%) Windows Engineer
20 48 (3.35%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.04%) LDAP
2 51 (3.56%) Web Services
3 45 (3.14%) .NET
4 22 (1.53%) 802.1X
5 20 (1.39%) YAML
6 17 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (1.19%) RESTful
6 17 (1.19%) XML
7 15 (1.05%) JSON
8 13 (0.91%) HTML
9 10 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.70%) CSS
10 8 (0.56%) Kafka
10 8 (0.56%) Middleware
10 8 (0.56%) SAML
11 6 (0.42%) Node.js
11 6 (0.42%) REST
11 6 (0.42%) WebRTC
12 5 (0.35%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 202 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 77 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (4.53%) Cloud Native
4 60 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 53 (3.70%) Replication
7 48 (3.35%) Clustering
8 43 (3.00%) PKI
9 40 (2.79%) Public Cloud
10 30 (2.09%) Driving Licence
11 23 (1.60%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.60%) FMCG
12 22 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
13 18 (1.26%) User Experience
14 15 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 15 (1.05%) EPoS
15 14 (0.98%) NHS
16 13 (0.91%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.91%) Reinsurance
17 12 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 893 (62.27%) Windows
2 522 (36.40%) Windows Server
3 307 (21.41%) Linux
4 237 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 202 (14.09%) Windows 10
6 188 (13.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 173 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (7.25%) Windows Server 2019
9 94 (6.56%) Windows 7
10 64 (4.46%) CentOS
11 57 (3.97%) Unix
12 46 (3.21%) Mac OS X
13 36 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (2.23%) Ubuntu
15 31 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 30 (2.09%) Windows 8
17 27 (1.88%) Android
18 23 (1.60%) Debian
19 17 (1.19%) Mac OS
20 14 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (20.64%) ITIL
2 227 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 193 (13.46%) DevOps
4 143 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
5 116 (8.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 99 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (6.35%) Information Security
8 89 (6.21%) Migration
9 78 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
10 70 (4.88%) Task Automation
11 69 (4.81%) Configuration Management
12 66 (4.60%) Change Management
13 64 (4.46%) Infrastructure as Code
14 63 (4.39%) B2B
15 59 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
16 58 (4.04%) Service Delivery
17 55 (3.84%) Patch Management
17 55 (3.84%) Scrum
18 54 (3.77%) Server Management
19 53 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 362 (25.24%) PowerShell
2 228 (15.90%) Python
3 187 (13.04%) SQL
4 75 (5.23%) Bash Shell
5 63 (4.39%) Java
6 59 (4.11%) Ruby
7 44 (3.07%) Perl
8 43 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 30 (2.09%) Go
10 28 (1.95%) C#
11 25 (1.74%) VB.NET
12 23 (1.60%) C
13 17 (1.19%) Groovy
13 17 (1.19%) PHP
13 17 (1.19%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.98%) VBScript
15 13 (0.91%) C++
16 12 (0.84%) VB
17 10 (0.70%) JavaScript
18 8 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 164 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (10.25%) Cisco Certification
3 105 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 102 (7.11%) CCNA
5 100 (6.97%) MCSA
6 88 (6.14%) MCSE
7 77 (5.37%) Degree
7 77 (5.37%) SC Cleared
8 75 (5.23%) CCNP
9 39 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 39 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
10 38 (2.65%) Server+ Certification
11 33 (2.30%) MCP
12 27 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (1.81%) CISSP
14 25 (1.74%) MCITP
15 19 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 18 (1.26%) Check Point Certification
17 17 (1.19%) AWS Certification
18 16 (1.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (7.18%) SLA
2 70 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (3.35%) GDPR
4 26 (1.81%) NIST
5 19 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.98%) NIST 800
7 12 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.070%) PMO
13 1 (0.070%) QA
System Software
1 910 (63.46%) Active Directory
2 428 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 312 (21.76%) Hyper-V
4 120 (8.37%) vSphere
5 82 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (4.95%) Docker
7 56 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (3.63%) Virtual Servers
8 52 (3.63%) XenApp
9 49 (3.42%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 22 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 20 (1.39%) Firmware
13 19 (1.32%) VMware Server
14 17 (1.19%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.91%) KVM
15 13 (0.91%) NFS
16 11 (0.77%) DFS Replication
17 10 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 159 (11.09%) Ansible
2 156 (10.88%) SCCM
3 126 (8.79%) Terraform
4 112 (7.81%) Puppet
5 84 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
6 80 (5.58%) Kubernetes
7 74 (5.16%) WSUS
8 62 (4.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 42 (2.93%) SCOM
10 38 (2.65%) Nagios
11 31 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
12 29 (2.02%) SCVMM
13 22 (1.53%) vCenter Server
14 17 (1.19%) Backup Exec
14 17 (1.19%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.98%) Nessus
15 14 (0.98%) WMI
16 13 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 12 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
17 12 (0.84%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 764 (53.28%) Microsoft
2 660 (46.03%) VMware
3 354 (24.69%) Cisco
4 248 (17.29%) Citrix
5 109 (7.60%) Veeam
6 94 (6.56%) HP
7 83 (5.79%) Dell
8 77 (5.37%) CheckPoint
9 72 (5.02%) NetApp
9 72 (5.02%) Palo Alto
10 63 (4.39%) Meraki
11 61 (4.25%) SolarWinds
12 53 (3.70%) Avaya
13 52 (3.63%) F5
14 50 (3.49%) EMC
15 42 (2.93%) Red Hat
16 41 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
17 39 (2.72%) ServiceNow
17 39 (2.72%) Sophos
18 37 (2.58%) Google