Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 122 115
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7 -12
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4306 4841 5711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 2.60% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.44% 15.36% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3633 4018 4940
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.07%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,750 £23,125
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +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 27886 31508 35447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 16.92% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 22500 25736 29427
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -20 4069 £42,500 +6.25% 264
UK excluding London -36 2516 £37,500 -6.25% 188
London +10 1709 £48,500 +7.78% 83
South East -61 763 £37,500 -11.76% 50
North of England -9 626 £35,000 -6.67% 75
North West -31 342 £37,500 - 42
East of England +4 338 £42,250 -0.59% 22
Midlands -45 329 £35,000 -6.67% 18
South West +13 309 £40,000 +14.29% 16
Yorkshire +29 243 £32,500 -13.33% 29
West Midlands -44 204 £36,750 +5.00% 10
East Midlands +3 125 £35,000 -17.65% 7
Scotland -46 87 £51,250 +32.53% 6
Wales -4 67 £40,000 +3.90% 1
North East +6 45 £30,000 -11.76% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 2784 (64.65%) Windows
2 2774 (64.42%) DHCP
3 2452 (56.94%) Active Directory
4 1914 (44.45%) Microsoft
5 1776 (41.24%) Firewall
6 1710 (39.71%) Windows Server
7 1693 (39.32%) VMware
8 1621 (37.65%) TCP/IP
9 1394 (32.37%) Cisco
10 1230 (28.56%) Linux
11 1163 (27.01%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1009 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 1007 (23.39%) VPN
14 975 (22.64%) MS Exchange
15 971 (22.55%) WAN
16 967 (22.46%) Office 365
17 933 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 927 (21.53%) LAN
19 908 (21.09%) ITIL
20 759 (17.63%) Hyper-V
21 736 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
22 717 (16.65%) PowerShell
23 712 (16.54%) Citrix
24 672 (15.61%) Windows 7
25 670 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
26 649 (15.07%) SAN
27 617 (14.33%) SQL
28 594 (13.79%) SQL Server
29 591 (13.73%) Finance
30 581 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 975 (22.64%) MS Exchange
2 390 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 333 (7.73%) IIS
4 314 (7.29%) SharePoint
5 256 (5.95%) Apache
6 249 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 248 (5.76%) Skype for Business
8 129 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 102 (2.37%) nginx
10 97 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 67 (1.56%) CMS
11 67 (1.56%) Tomcat
12 59 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 56 (1.30%) Confluence
14 55 (1.28%) OpenStack
15 42 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
15 42 (0.98%) WordPress
16 32 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
17 26 (0.60%) WebSphere
18 21 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 504 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.16%) InDesign
6 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.093%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 26 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.14%) Eikon
2 6 (0.14%) OpenCart
2 6 (0.14%) Postilion
3 5 (0.12%) RMDS
4 4 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.093%) Magento
4 4 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.093%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.070%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.046%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.046%) Relativity
6 2 (0.046%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.046%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.046%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.046%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.023%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.023%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 967 (22.46%) Office 365
2 736 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 548 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
4 206 (4.78%) IaaS
5 174 (4.04%) SaaS
6 160 (3.72%) PaaS
7 95 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 69 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
9 66 (1.53%) G Suite
10 65 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 60 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
12 58 (1.35%) Amazon S3
13 49 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 38 (0.88%) Mimecast
15 28 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
16 22 (0.51%) Akamai
17 21 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
18 19 (0.44%) GitHub
18 19 (0.44%) Route 53
19 15 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2774 (64.42%) DHCP
2 1776 (41.24%) Firewall
3 1621 (37.65%) TCP/IP
4 1007 (23.39%) VPN
5 971 (22.55%) WAN
6 927 (21.53%) LAN
7 649 (15.07%) SAN
8 506 (11.75%) VLAN
9 438 (10.17%) VoIP
10 437 (10.15%) MPLS
11 400 (9.29%) BGP
12 396 (9.20%) HTTP
13 369 (8.57%) Internet
14 354 (8.22%) OSPF
15 327 (7.59%) Cisco ASA
16 313 (7.27%) Network Security
17 306 (7.11%) Wireless
18 301 (6.99%) SSL
19 250 (5.81%) SMTP
20 247 (5.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 594 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 313 (7.27%) MySQL
3 91 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
5 75 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 66 (1.53%) NoSQL
7 63 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
8 56 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 53 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 50 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 49 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
12 48 (1.11%) MongoDB
13 42 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
14 37 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 35 (0.81%) Redis
16 27 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (0.58%) InfluxDB
17 25 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 22 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 228 (5.29%) Git (software)
2 116 (2.69%) Jenkins
3 99 (2.30%) JIRA
4 63 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 55 (1.28%) TeamCity
6 49 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 39 (0.91%) Subversion
8 37 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 36 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
10 35 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 31 (0.72%) MSI
11 31 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 29 (0.67%) Vagrant
13 24 (0.56%) Maven
14 22 (0.51%) WinDbg
15 16 (0.37%) Burp Suite
16 14 (0.33%) IDA Disassembler
16 14 (0.33%) OllyDbg
17 13 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 12 (0.28%) Artifactory
General
1 591 (13.73%) Finance
2 220 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 137 (3.18%) Banking
4 127 (2.95%) Retail
5 82 (1.90%) Law
5 82 (1.90%) Legal
6 72 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 70 (1.63%) Marketing
8 46 (1.07%) Advertising
9 39 (0.91%) Back Office
9 39 (0.91%) Games
9 39 (0.91%) Publishing
10 30 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 26 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.49%) Electronics
13 19 (0.44%) French Language
14 17 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 17 (0.39%) Military
15 13 (0.30%) Dutch Language
15 13 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 656 (15.23%) Support Engineer
2 641 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 572 (13.28%) Network Engineer
4 531 (12.33%) Analyst
5 387 (8.99%) IT Support
6 368 (8.55%) Administrator
7 336 (7.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 302 (7.01%) IT Engineer
9 294 (6.83%) Systems Administrator
10 282 (6.55%) Support Analyst
11 270 (6.27%) Systems Engineer
12 262 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
13 247 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
14 202 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 182 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
16 171 (3.97%) Desktop Support
16 171 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
17 166 (3.86%) Linux Administrator
17 166 (3.86%) Senior Network Engineer
18 165 (3.83%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (4.92%) Web Services
2 148 (3.44%) .NET
3 131 (3.04%) HTML
4 108 (2.51%) LAMP
5 95 (2.21%) CSS
6 74 (1.72%) 802.1X
7 65 (1.51%) LEMP Stack
8 42 (0.98%) XML
9 41 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
10 38 (0.88%) jQuery
11 35 (0.81%) ASP.NET
11 35 (0.81%) SOAP
12 34 (0.79%) Software Packaging
13 32 (0.74%) JSON
13 32 (0.74%) REST
14 29 (0.67%) HTML5
15 26 (0.60%) Middleware
16 25 (0.58%) AngularJS
16 25 (0.58%) CSS3
17 23 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 559 (12.98%) Data Centre
2 327 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 218 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 184 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 174 (4.04%) Clustering
6 137 (3.18%) Replication
7 129 (3.00%) Public Cloud
8 115 (2.67%) PKI
9 98 (2.28%) Driving Licence
10 85 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
11 75 (1.74%) Blackberry
12 60 (1.39%) Private Cloud
12 60 (1.39%) User Experience
13 55 (1.28%) Fat Client
13 55 (1.28%) Thin Client
14 52 (1.21%) Fintech
15 50 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
16 44 (1.02%) iPad
16 44 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
17 43 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2784 (64.65%) Windows
2 1710 (39.71%) Windows Server
3 1230 (28.56%) Linux
4 1009 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 933 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 672 (15.61%) Windows 7
7 495 (11.50%) Windows 10
8 337 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 294 (6.83%) CentOS
10 286 (6.64%) Windows 8
11 262 (6.08%) Unix
12 186 (4.32%) Ubuntu
13 178 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 153 (3.55%) Windows XP
15 113 (2.62%) Mac OS X
16 101 (2.35%) Debian
17 74 (1.72%) Android
18 65 (1.51%) Solaris
19 51 (1.18%) Apple iOS
20 39 (0.91%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 908 (21.09%) ITIL
2 411 (9.54%) DevOps
3 336 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 297 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 288 (6.69%) Load Balancing
6 262 (6.08%) Configuration Management
7 224 (5.20%) Kalman Filter
8 212 (4.92%) Change Management
9 198 (4.60%) Mentoring
10 187 (4.34%) Project Management
11 183 (4.25%) Patch Management
12 180 (4.18%) High Availability
13 167 (3.88%) Migration
14 160 (3.72%) Network Management
15 158 (3.67%) Problem Management
16 156 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
17 154 (3.58%) Time Management
18 147 (3.41%) Service Management
19 146 (3.39%) SIEM
20 144 (3.34%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 717 (16.65%) PowerShell
2 617 (14.33%) SQL
3 495 (11.50%) Python
4 372 (8.64%) Bash Shell
5 319 (7.41%) Perl
6 199 (4.62%) PHP
7 188 (4.37%) Java
8 178 (4.13%) Ruby
9 128 (2.97%) JavaScript
10 127 (2.95%) Shell Script
11 78 (1.81%) C#
12 62 (1.44%) VBScript
13 61 (1.42%) C++
14 59 (1.37%) C
15 41 (0.95%) T-SQL
16 31 (0.72%) Go
17 21 (0.49%) VB
18 18 (0.42%) VBA
19 12 (0.28%) Groovy
20 11 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 670 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
2 581 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 473 (10.98%) CCNA
4 444 (10.31%) Degree
5 415 (9.64%) MCSE
6 387 (8.99%) CCNP
7 232 (5.39%) MCSA
8 226 (5.25%) Security Cleared
9 183 (4.25%) SC Cleared
10 161 (3.74%) MCP
11 96 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 93 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
12 93 (2.16%) MCITP
13 87 (2.02%) DV Cleared
14 78 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
15 75 (1.74%) CCIE
15 75 (1.74%) CISSP
16 64 (1.49%) JNCIP
17 62 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 58 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (5.99%) SLA
2 124 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 114 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 42 (0.98%) QA
5 25 (0.58%) PMO
6 18 (0.42%) HIPAA
7 17 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (0.39%) GDPR
8 13 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.23%) GPG13
11 9 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.14%) GCP
14 4 (0.093%) COBIT
15 3 (0.070%) DO-178B
15 3 (0.070%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.070%) ISO 31000
16 2 (0.046%) ISAE 3402
16 2 (0.046%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2452 (56.94%) Active Directory
2 1163 (27.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 759 (17.63%) Hyper-V
4 312 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
5 305 (7.08%) vSphere
6 256 (5.95%) XenApp
7 217 (5.04%) Docker
8 156 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
9 139 (3.23%) XenDesktop
10 108 (2.51%) Terminal Services
11 103 (2.39%) NFS
12 89 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
13 67 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 67 (1.56%) XenServer
14 57 (1.32%) iptables
15 45 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
16 39 (0.91%) KVM
17 35 (0.81%) Samba
17 35 (0.81%) Snort
17 35 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 499 (11.59%) SCCM
2 438 (10.17%) Puppet
3 280 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
4 275 (6.39%) Ansible
5 231 (5.36%) Nagios
6 208 (4.83%) SCOM
7 165 (3.83%) WSUS
8 134 (3.11%) Backup Exec
9 102 (2.37%) Cacti
10 101 (2.35%) Kubernetes
11 99 (2.30%) vCenter Server
12 98 (2.28%) Terraform
13 53 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
14 50 (1.16%) Salt
15 42 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 41 (0.95%) Grafana
16 41 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
16 41 (0.95%) ZABBIX
17 39 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
18 38 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1914 (44.45%) Microsoft
2 1693 (39.32%) VMware
3 1394 (32.37%) Cisco
4 712 (16.54%) Citrix
5 416 (9.66%) HP
6 349 (8.10%) Juniper
7 277 (6.43%) Red Hat
8 250 (5.81%) CheckPoint
9 223 (5.18%) Veeam
10 216 (5.02%) Dell
11 209 (4.85%) F5
12 188 (4.37%) Palo Alto
13 175 (4.06%) NetApp
14 149 (3.46%) Oracle
15 148 (3.44%) SolarWinds
16 137 (3.18%) Symantec
17 131 (3.04%) Google
18 122 (2.83%) Splunk
19 121 (2.81%) Sophos
20 115 (2.67%) IBM