Period
to 18 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 124 107
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 -2
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4523 5023 5983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.62% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.19% 15.51% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3821 4201 5167
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -6 4287 £42,500 +6.25% 310
UK excluding London -20 2570 £37,500 -3.85% 217
London +21 1870 £48,000 +1.05% 108
South East -30 855 £40,000 -5.88% 65
North of England +10 627 £35,000 -6.67% 57
North West -14 329 £39,000 -8.24% 26
Midlands -34 329 £35,000 - 33
East of England +6 318 £40,000 -5.88% 24
South West -7 291 £40,000 +15.94% 23
Yorkshire +10 259 £33,437 -10.83% 22
West Midlands -38 217 £35,000 - 20
East Midlands +14 112 £31,500 -10.00% 13
Scotland -21 93 £47,500 +22.31% 10
Wales -15 56 £32,500 -13.33% 3
North East +16 40 £27,500 -21.43% 9
Northern Ireland -20 6 £40,000 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DNS.

1 2914 (64.43%) Windows
2 2814 (62.22%) DHCP
3 2565 (56.71%) Active Directory
4 2047 (45.26%) Microsoft
5 1900 (42.01%) Firewall
6 1809 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 1800 (39.80%) VMware
8 1599 (35.35%) TCP/IP
9 1483 (32.79%) Cisco
10 1266 (27.99%) Linux
11 1229 (27.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1095 (24.21%) MS Exchange
13 1085 (23.99%) VPN
14 1080 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 1016 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 1014 (22.42%) WAN
17 984 (21.76%) ITIL
18 979 (21.64%) Office 365
19 933 (20.63%) LAN
20 815 (18.02%) Hyper-V
21 751 (16.60%) Citrix
22 741 (16.38%) Cisco Certification
23 729 (16.12%) SQL
24 728 (16.10%) PowerShell
25 719 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
26 711 (15.72%) SAN
27 704 (15.56%) Windows 7
28 644 (14.24%) SQL Server
29 632 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
30 616 (13.62%) 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 1095 (24.21%) MS Exchange
2 467 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 399 (8.82%) IIS
4 356 (7.87%) SharePoint
5 326 (7.21%) Apache
6 323 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 297 (6.57%) Skype for Business
8 142 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 131 (2.90%) Tomcat
10 100 (2.21%) nginx
11 95 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 91 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 88 (1.95%) CMS
14 54 (1.19%) Confluence
14 54 (1.19%) OpenStack
15 44 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
16 39 (0.86%) WebLogic
16 39 (0.86%) WordPress
17 38 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
18 29 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 504 (11.14%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.18%) InDesign
6 8 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.022%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 34 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.49%) RMDS
3 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.15%) iTrent
5 7 (0.15%) ResourceLink
6 6 (0.13%) Eikon
7 5 (0.11%) OpenCart
7 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.088%) Magento
8 4 (0.088%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.066%) Postilion
9 3 (0.066%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.044%) Relativity
10 2 (0.044%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.044%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.044%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 979 (21.64%) Office 365
2 719 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 584 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
4 247 (5.46%) IaaS
5 197 (4.36%) PaaS
6 163 (3.60%) SaaS
7 92 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 69 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 65 (1.44%) G Suite
10 61 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 60 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 55 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
13 49 (1.08%) Amazon S3
14 45 (0.99%) Mimecast
15 31 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (0.60%) GitHub
17 24 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (0.46%) OneDrive
19 20 (0.44%) Route 53
20 19 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2814 (62.22%) DHCP
2 1900 (42.01%) Firewall
3 1599 (35.35%) TCP/IP
4 1085 (23.99%) VPN
5 1014 (22.42%) WAN
6 933 (20.63%) LAN
7 711 (15.72%) SAN
8 551 (12.18%) VLAN
9 473 (10.46%) MPLS
10 446 (9.86%) BGP
11 434 (9.60%) VoIP
12 390 (8.62%) Internet
13 386 (8.53%) OSPF
14 379 (8.38%) HTTP
15 344 (7.61%) Network Security
16 343 (7.58%) Wireless
17 338 (7.47%) SSL
18 330 (7.30%) Cisco ASA
19 269 (5.95%) SMTP
20 252 (5.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 316 (6.99%) MySQL
3 127 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 99 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 93 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
6 84 (1.86%) NoSQL
7 73 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 69 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
9 67 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 60 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 51 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
12 46 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
13 41 (0.91%) Oracle Database
14 37 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
15 36 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
16 32 (0.71%) Redis
17 23 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
18 22 (0.49%) Hadoop
19 19 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 18 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 228 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 117 (2.59%) Jenkins
3 86 (1.90%) JIRA
4 81 (1.79%) TeamCity
5 62 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 42 (0.93%) Maven
8 41 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 39 (0.86%) Subversion
10 36 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 35 (0.77%) Vagrant
12 31 (0.69%) Visual Studio
13 22 (0.49%) MSI
14 19 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (0.40%) Burp Suite
16 16 (0.35%) Bitbucket
17 12 (0.27%) gulp
17 12 (0.27%) IDA Disassembler
17 12 (0.27%) OllyDbg
17 12 (0.27%) WinDbg
General
1 616 (13.62%) Finance
2 190 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 160 (3.54%) Banking
4 127 (2.81%) Retail
5 118 (2.61%) Legal
6 87 (1.92%) Law
7 76 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 67 (1.48%) Marketing
9 56 (1.24%) Games
10 53 (1.17%) Back Office
11 44 (0.97%) Publishing
12 40 (0.88%) Advertising
13 38 (0.84%) Investment Banking
14 31 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 22 (0.49%) French Language
17 18 (0.40%) Military
18 16 (0.35%) Electronics
19 15 (0.33%) Automotive
19 15 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 664 (14.68%) Support Engineer
2 629 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 616 (13.62%) Network Engineer
4 589 (13.02%) Analyst
5 423 (9.35%) IT Support
6 384 (8.49%) Administrator
7 322 (7.12%) IT Engineer
8 315 (6.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 310 (6.85%) Systems Administrator
10 305 (6.74%) Support Analyst
11 242 (5.35%) Systems Engineer
12 239 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
13 236 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
14 204 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
15 196 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
16 193 (4.27%) Architect
17 188 (4.16%) IT Support Engineer
18 182 (4.02%) Cisco Engineer
18 182 (4.02%) Linux Administrator
19 181 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (4.64%) Web Services
2 171 (3.78%) .NET
3 164 (3.63%) HTML
4 134 (2.96%) CSS
4 134 (2.96%) LAMP
5 77 (1.70%) LEMP Stack
6 73 (1.61%) 802.1X
7 61 (1.35%) REST
8 56 (1.24%) JSON
9 48 (1.06%) ASP.NET
10 45 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
11 39 (0.86%) HTML5
12 37 (0.82%) SOAP
13 35 (0.77%) CSS3
13 35 (0.77%) jQuery
13 35 (0.77%) XML
14 33 (0.73%) AngularJS
15 31 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
16 27 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 532 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 290 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 217 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 191 (4.22%) Clustering
5 177 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 166 (3.67%) Replication
7 117 (2.59%) Public Cloud
8 112 (2.48%) PKI
9 99 (2.19%) Blackberry
10 94 (2.08%) Driving Licence
11 90 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
12 69 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
13 61 (1.35%) iPad
14 58 (1.28%) Fat Client
14 58 (1.28%) Thin Client
14 58 (1.28%) User Experience
15 52 (1.15%) Fintech
15 52 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
16 51 (1.13%) Private Cloud
17 50 (1.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2914 (64.43%) Windows
2 1809 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1266 (27.99%) Linux
4 1080 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1016 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 704 (15.56%) Windows 7
7 528 (11.67%) Windows 10
8 393 (8.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 325 (7.19%) Windows 8
10 310 (6.85%) CentOS
11 286 (6.32%) Unix
12 201 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 187 (4.13%) Ubuntu
14 181 (4.00%) Windows XP
15 124 (2.74%) Mac OS X
16 116 (2.56%) Android
17 102 (2.26%) Debian
18 87 (1.92%) Solaris
19 76 (1.68%) Apple iOS
20 57 (1.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (21.76%) ITIL
2 376 (8.31%) DevOps
3 357 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 349 (7.72%) Load Balancing
5 316 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
6 271 (5.99%) Configuration Management
7 232 (5.13%) Change Management
8 227 (5.02%) Project Management
9 220 (4.86%) Kalman Filter
10 200 (4.42%) High Availability
11 198 (4.38%) Migration
12 192 (4.24%) Problem Management
13 186 (4.11%) Mentoring
14 181 (4.00%) Service Management
15 174 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 162 (3.58%) Root Cause Analysis
17 161 (3.56%) Network Management
18 157 (3.47%) Network Design
18 157 (3.47%) Patch Management
19 155 (3.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 729 (16.12%) SQL
2 728 (16.10%) PowerShell
3 415 (9.18%) Python
4 334 (7.38%) Bash Shell
5 294 (6.50%) Perl
6 210 (4.64%) Java
7 198 (4.38%) PHP
8 168 (3.71%) Ruby
9 155 (3.43%) JavaScript
10 143 (3.16%) Shell Script
11 81 (1.79%) C#
12 64 (1.41%) C
13 54 (1.19%) VBScript
14 48 (1.06%) C++
15 39 (0.86%) T-SQL
16 28 (0.62%) Go
17 27 (0.60%) VB
18 17 (0.38%) AWK
18 17 (0.38%) VBA
19 16 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 741 (16.38%) Cisco Certification
2 632 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 537 (11.87%) CCNA
4 484 (10.70%) Degree
5 421 (9.31%) MCSE
6 401 (8.87%) CCNP
7 261 (5.77%) MCSA
8 241 (5.33%) Security Cleared
9 186 (4.11%) MCP
10 185 (4.09%) SC Cleared
11 107 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 100 (2.21%) DV Cleared
13 91 (2.01%) MCITP
14 90 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
15 87 (1.92%) CCIE
16 86 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
17 74 (1.64%) CISSP
18 72 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 65 (1.44%) JNCIP
20 62 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (5.79%) SLA
2 117 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 100 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 42 (0.93%) QA
5 28 (0.62%) PMO
6 27 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 20 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.38%) GDPR
9 16 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 12 (0.27%) COBIT
12 10 (0.22%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
15 6 (0.13%) GPG13
16 4 (0.088%) GCP
16 4 (0.088%) ISO 22301
17 3 (0.066%) ISAE 3402
17 3 (0.066%) SSAE 16
18 2 (0.044%) GxP
System Software
1 2565 (56.71%) Active Directory
2 1229 (27.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 815 (18.02%) Hyper-V
4 367 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 325 (7.19%) vSphere
6 299 (6.61%) XenApp
7 213 (4.71%) Docker
8 168 (3.71%) XenDesktop
9 154 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
10 126 (2.79%) Terminal Services
11 102 (2.26%) NFS
12 79 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
13 76 (1.68%) XenServer
14 69 (1.53%) KVM
15 65 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
16 62 (1.37%) iptables
17 60 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
18 40 (0.88%) ProxySG
19 36 (0.80%) DFS Replication
19 36 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 483 (10.68%) SCCM
2 423 (9.35%) Puppet
3 267 (5.90%) Ansible
4 241 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
5 233 (5.15%) Nagios
6 232 (5.13%) SCOM
7 214 (4.73%) WSUS
8 149 (3.29%) Backup Exec
9 100 (2.21%) vCenter Server
10 92 (2.03%) Cacti
11 89 (1.97%) Terraform
12 81 (1.79%) Kubernetes
13 68 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
14 65 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
15 60 (1.33%) ZABBIX
16 54 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 51 (1.13%) AirWatch
17 51 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
18 44 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
19 39 (0.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2047 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 1800 (39.80%) VMware
3 1483 (32.79%) Cisco
4 751 (16.60%) Citrix
5 485 (10.72%) HP
6 383 (8.47%) Juniper
7 294 (6.50%) Red Hat
8 284 (6.28%) CheckPoint
9 252 (5.57%) Dell
10 249 (5.51%) F5
11 230 (5.09%) NetApp
12 224 (4.95%) Veeam
13 221 (4.89%) Palo Alto
14 192 (4.24%) Oracle
15 183 (4.05%) Symantec
16 140 (3.10%) SolarWinds
17 139 (3.07%) IBM
18 124 (2.74%) Google
19 122 (2.70%) EMC
20 114 (2.52%) Splunk