Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 138 121
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 +8
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4,000 4,162 4,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 2.42% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.79% 15.97% 16.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,996 3,355 3,809
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,600 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £68,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 22,487 26,068 27,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 15.17% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,954 20,738 22,394
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 +20 3,797 £42,500 - 140
UK excluding London +41 2,691 £40,000 - 111
London -11 1,228 £50,000 - 38
North of England +83 957 £37,500 -3.23% 38
South East +2 671 £40,000 - 29
Yorkshire +53 525 £39,500 -7.06% 13
North West +89 395 £37,500 +4.17% 19
East of England +45 359 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Midlands -5 326 £42,500 +7.59% 10
South West +3 250 £42,500 +6.25% 16
West Midlands +17 248 £42,500 +18.06% 7
East Midlands -42 78 £40,000 - 3
Scotland -3 69 £42,805 +25.90% 9
Wales -14 49 £40,000 -5.88%
North East +25 37 £44,500 +18.67% 6
Isle of Man +4 10 £52,500 +77.97%
Northern Ireland -29 1 £25,500 -7.27%

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 2,640 (66.00%) Windows
2 2,432 (60.80%) DHCP
3 2,390 (59.75%) Active Directory
4 1,886 (47.15%) Microsoft
5 1,660 (41.50%) Windows Server
6 1,648 (41.20%) VMware
7 1,634 (40.85%) Firewall
8 1,365 (34.13%) Cisco
9 1,320 (33.00%) TCP/IP
9 1,320 (33.00%) Office 365
10 1,184 (29.60%) Linux
11 1,144 (28.60%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,084 (27.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1,026 (25.65%) VPN
14 973 (24.33%) WAN
15 904 (22.60%) ITIL
16 871 (21.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 870 (21.75%) PowerShell
18 858 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
19 827 (20.68%) Hyper-V
20 734 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
21 713 (17.83%) Cisco Certification
22 695 (17.38%) MS Exchange
23 686 (17.15%) Python
24 662 (16.55%) LAN
25 651 (16.28%) Citrix
26 627 (15.68%) SQL Server
27 585 (14.63%) Windows 10
28 579 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
29 563 (14.08%) 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
1 695 (17.38%) MS Exchange
2 315 (7.88%) IIS
3 310 (7.75%) SharePoint
4 241 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 237 (5.93%) Skype for Business
6 210 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 208 (5.20%) Apache
8 94 (2.35%) nginx
9 80 (2.00%) Tomcat
10 67 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 63 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 55 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
13 53 (1.33%) Confluence
14 33 (0.83%) OpenStack
15 29 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
16 22 (0.55%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.48%) CMS
18 18 (0.45%) SAS
18 18 (0.45%) WordPress
19 17 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 579 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 6 (0.15%) Maya
7 6 (0.15%) MODO
7 6 (0.15%) NUKE
8 4 (0.10%) Gephi
9 3 (0.075%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.050%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.025%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.10%) Exchequer
2 4 (0.10%) Magento
2 4 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.050%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.050%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.025%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 1 (0.025%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.025%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.025%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.025%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.025%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.025%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,320 (33.00%) Office 365
2 1,144 (28.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 549 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
4 218 (5.45%) IaaS
5 215 (5.38%) SaaS
6 154 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 140 (3.50%) PaaS
8 99 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 86 (2.15%) OneDrive
10 85 (2.13%) Amazon S3
11 80 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
12 67 (1.68%) Serverless
13 58 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
14 55 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 49 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
16 47 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 39 (0.98%) Azure Stack
17 39 (0.98%) Mimecast
18 35 (0.88%) G Suite
18 35 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2,432 (60.80%) DHCP
2 1,634 (40.85%) Firewall
3 1,320 (33.00%) TCP/IP
4 1,026 (25.65%) VPN
5 973 (24.33%) WAN
6 662 (16.55%) LAN
7 542 (13.55%) MPLS
8 519 (12.98%) Network Security
9 489 (12.23%) SMTP
10 471 (11.78%) SAN
11 463 (11.58%) BGP
12 447 (11.18%) OSPF
13 442 (11.05%) VLAN
14 427 (10.68%) Cisco ASA
15 401 (10.03%) NetScaler
16 387 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
17 375 (9.38%) IPsec
18 336 (8.40%) VoIP
19 307 (7.68%) Broadband
20 305 (7.63%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 627 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 174 (4.35%) MySQL
3 96 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 87 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
4 87 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 69 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
6 57 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
7 56 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 41 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 39 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 38 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 37 (0.93%) Redis
12 35 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
13 31 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 22 (0.55%) MariaDB
15 21 (0.53%) Oracle Database
16 19 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (0.38%) DB2
18 14 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
19 13 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 117 (2.93%) JIRA
2 111 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 103 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 55 (1.38%) Visual Studio
5 40 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 34 (0.85%) TestRail
6 34 (0.85%) Zephyr
7 31 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 26 (0.65%) Subversion
9 25 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (0.35%) MSI
11 14 (0.35%) Selenium
12 13 (0.33%) Mercurial
13 11 (0.28%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.28%) Vagrant
13 11 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.25%) Fiddler
General
1 563 (14.08%) Finance
2 168 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 138 (3.45%) Retail
4 119 (2.98%) Banking
5 97 (2.43%) Law
6 91 (2.28%) Legal
7 47 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 39 (0.98%) Marketing
9 34 (0.85%) Advertising
10 28 (0.70%) Publishing
11 26 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.58%) Back Office
13 22 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 16 (0.40%) Games
15 14 (0.35%) Billing
16 13 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.30%) Automotive
17 12 (0.30%) Electronics
18 11 (0.28%) Military
19 6 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 687 (17.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 535 (13.38%) Network Engineer
3 450 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 445 (11.13%) Analyst
5 341 (8.53%) IT Engineer
6 324 (8.10%) IT Support
7 238 (5.95%) Security Engineer
8 223 (5.58%) Administrator
9 210 (5.25%) Support Analyst
10 197 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
11 194 (4.85%) Network Security Engineer
12 191 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 189 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
14 180 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
15 176 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
16 166 (4.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 158 (3.95%) Cisco Engineer
18 154 (3.85%) IT Analyst
19 151 (3.78%) Architect
19 151 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (3.65%) LDAP
2 117 (2.93%) Web Services
3 100 (2.50%) LAMP
4 86 (2.15%) .NET
5 60 (1.50%) HTML
6 52 (1.30%) CSS
6 52 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
7 42 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
7 42 (1.05%) XML
8 37 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
9 36 (0.90%) 802.1X
10 33 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
11 31 (0.78%) REST
12 23 (0.58%) jQuery
12 23 (0.58%) Software Packaging
13 22 (0.55%) ASP.NET
14 21 (0.53%) SOAP
15 20 (0.50%) RESTful
16 18 (0.45%) XMPP
17 16 (0.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 448 (11.20%) Management Information System
2 404 (10.10%) Data Centre
3 280 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 257 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
5 167 (4.18%) Clustering
6 155 (3.88%) Replication
7 154 (3.85%) PKI
8 115 (2.88%) Driving Licence
9 106 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 97 (2.43%) Public Cloud
11 80 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
12 53 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 44 (1.10%) Fat Client
13 44 (1.10%) Thin Client
14 43 (1.08%) Smartphone
15 37 (0.93%) iPad
16 36 (0.90%) iPhone
17 35 (0.88%) Private Cloud
18 34 (0.85%) CMDB
19 32 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2,640 (66.00%) Windows
2 1,660 (41.50%) Windows Server
3 1,184 (29.60%) Linux
4 858 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 734 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 585 (14.63%) Windows 10
7 514 (12.85%) Unix
8 421 (10.53%) Windows 7
9 218 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 163 (4.08%) Windows 8
11 162 (4.05%) CentOS
12 149 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 113 (2.83%) Ubuntu
14 97 (2.43%) Mac OS
15 82 (2.05%) Apple iOS
16 70 (1.75%) Mac OS X
17 67 (1.68%) Android
18 55 (1.38%) Windows XP
19 52 (1.30%) Debian
20 25 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 904 (22.60%) ITIL
2 871 (21.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 489 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
4 441 (11.03%) Service Delivery
5 419 (10.48%) Change Control
6 409 (10.23%) DevOps
7 383 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
8 363 (9.08%) Migration
9 336 (8.40%) Network Design
10 328 (8.20%) Network Management
11 293 (7.33%) Product Management
12 261 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
13 235 (5.88%) Project Management
14 207 (5.18%) Mentoring
15 202 (5.05%) Configuration Management
16 196 (4.90%) Change Management
17 194 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
18 189 (4.73%) Service Management
19 178 (4.45%) High Availability
20 175 (4.38%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 870 (21.75%) PowerShell
2 686 (17.15%) Python
3 549 (13.73%) SQL
4 509 (12.73%) Bash Shell
5 430 (10.75%) Perl
6 152 (3.80%) Java
7 142 (3.55%) PHP
8 111 (2.78%) JavaScript
9 89 (2.23%) Ruby
10 73 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 71 (1.78%) C#
12 59 (1.48%) VBScript
13 44 (1.10%) C
14 37 (0.93%) Go
15 28 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 26 (0.65%) C++
17 18 (0.45%) VB
18 14 (0.35%) PHP 5
18 14 (0.35%) PHP 7
18 14 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 713 (17.83%) Cisco Certification
2 548 (13.70%) CCNA
3 498 (12.45%) CCNP
4 465 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 367 (9.18%) Degree
6 271 (6.78%) MCSE
7 247 (6.18%) MCSA
8 187 (4.68%) Security Cleared
9 146 (3.65%) MCP
10 144 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 92 (2.30%) SC Cleared
12 90 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
13 87 (2.18%) MCITP
14 77 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
15 64 (1.60%) CISSP
16 62 (1.55%) CCIE
17 59 (1.48%) RHCE
18 57 (1.43%) DV Cleared
19 51 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
20 50 (1.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 475 (11.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 307 (7.68%) SLA
3 299 (7.48%) ISO 9001
4 105 (2.63%) GDPR
5 72 (1.80%) PCI DSS
6 67 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 31 (0.78%) QA
9 27 (0.68%) HIPAA
10 16 (0.40%) COBIT
10 16 (0.40%) NIST
10 16 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.23%) PMO
13 8 (0.20%) ISO 22301
14 7 (0.18%) GAMP
15 6 (0.15%) ISO 31000
16 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 3 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 3 (0.075%) NCSC
System Software
1 2,390 (59.75%) Active Directory
2 1,084 (27.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 827 (20.68%) Hyper-V
4 287 (7.18%) vSphere
5 273 (6.83%) VMware ESXi
6 254 (6.35%) XenApp
7 179 (4.48%) XenDesktop
8 158 (3.95%) Docker
9 100 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
10 89 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
11 86 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 57 (1.43%) Terminal Server
13 56 (1.40%) NFS
14 51 (1.28%) DFS Replication
15 44 (1.10%) iptables
15 44 (1.10%) Terminal Services
16 42 (1.05%) Firmware
17 40 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 37 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 37 (0.93%) KVM
Systems Management
1 530 (13.25%) SCCM
2 384 (9.60%) Nagios
3 320 (8.00%) FortiGate
4 234 (5.85%) SCOM
5 231 (5.78%) Ansible
6 227 (5.68%) Puppet
7 210 (5.25%) WSUS
8 128 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
9 112 (2.80%) Terraform
10 93 (2.33%) Backup Exec
10 93 (2.33%) Kubernetes
11 69 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
12 57 (1.43%) vCenter Server
13 50 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 49 (1.23%) SCOrch
15 47 (1.18%) Prometheus
16 46 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
17 44 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
18 39 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
18 39 (0.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,886 (47.15%) Microsoft
2 1,648 (41.20%) VMware
3 1,365 (34.13%) Cisco
4 651 (16.28%) Citrix
5 362 (9.05%) HP
6 345 (8.63%) Fortinet
7 307 (7.68%) Palo Alto
8 296 (7.40%) Dell
9 209 (5.23%) Veeam
10 199 (4.98%) Red Hat
11 177 (4.43%) Juniper
12 144 (3.60%) F5
12 144 (3.60%) Meraki
13 140 (3.50%) CheckPoint
14 136 (3.40%) Symantec
15 132 (3.30%) NetApp
16 125 (3.13%) Apple
17 111 (2.78%) Oracle
17 111 (2.78%) Splunk
18 108 (2.70%) Avaya