Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 139 130
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9 -4
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4,137 4,014 4,638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 2.41% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.86% 16.05% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,082 3,365 3,914
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 21,937 25,005 28,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.67% 14.99% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 16,584 19,855 22,840
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +31 3,901 £42,000 -1.18% 821
UK excluding London +43 2,711 £40,000 - 680
London +7 1,306 £50,000 - 182
North of England +72 935 £37,500 -3.85% 170
South East +7 685 £40,000 - 226
Yorkshire +52 527 £37,500 -6.25% 61
North West +74 380 £37,500 - 97
Midlands +10 357 £38,500 -2.53% 100
East of England +40 325 £40,000 -2.44% 67
South West +48 285 £42,500 +17.24% 76
West Midlands +40 282 £39,000 -2.50% 61
East Midlands -38 75 £37,500 -0.66% 39
Scotland +3 65 £42,000 +30.43% 29
Wales -13 50 £38,500 -4.25% 8
North East +17 28 £39,500 -9.71% 12
Northern Ireland -12 6 £29,750 +8.18% 4
Isle of Man +3 5 £60,000 +103.39%

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2,710 (65.51%) Windows
2 2,611 (63.11%) DHCP
3 2,530 (61.16%) Active Directory
4 1,932 (46.70%) Microsoft
5 1,657 (40.05%) Windows Server
6 1,648 (39.84%) Firewall
7 1,641 (39.67%) VMware
8 1,513 (36.57%) Office 365
9 1,416 (34.23%) TCP/IP
10 1,415 (34.20%) Cisco
11 1,211 (29.27%) Azure
12 1,179 (28.50%) Linux
13 1,067 (25.79%) WAN
14 1,058 (25.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1,056 (25.53%) VPN
16 988 (23.88%) ITIL
17 862 (20.84%) PowerShell
18 851 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 836 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
20 820 (19.82%) MS Exchange
21 813 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
22 753 (18.20%) Hyper-V
23 722 (17.45%) Python
24 718 (17.36%) LAN
25 686 (16.58%) Citrix
26 677 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
27 659 (15.93%) Windows 10
28 657 (15.88%) CCNA
29 631 (15.25%) Finance
30 575 (13.90%) Network Security

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
1 820 (19.82%) MS Exchange
2 353 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 309 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 307 (7.42%) IIS
5 292 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 249 (6.02%) Skype for Business
7 125 (3.02%) Apache
8 85 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 82 (1.98%) nginx
10 65 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 60 (1.45%) Confluence
12 59 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
13 36 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 31 (0.75%) SAS
15 30 (0.73%) CMS
16 28 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
17 24 (0.58%) WordPress
18 17 (0.41%) OpenStack
19 14 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
19 14 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 534 (12.91%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 6 (0.15%) Maya
7 6 (0.15%) MODO
7 6 (0.15%) NUKE
8 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.12%) Gephi
9 2 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.024%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.024%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.22%) Exchequer
3 7 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.097%) Cisco SocialMiner
5 3 (0.073%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.073%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.024%) assyst
7 1 (0.024%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.024%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.024%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.024%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.024%) Shopify
7 1 (0.024%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,513 (36.57%) Office 365
2 1,211 (29.27%) Azure
3 556 (13.44%) AWS
4 216 (5.22%) SaaS
5 211 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 178 (4.30%) IaaS
7 120 (2.90%) OneDrive
8 112 (2.71%) PaaS
9 107 (2.59%) GCP
10 86 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
11 75 (1.81%) Amazon S3
12 66 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
13 55 (1.33%) Mimecast
14 54 (1.31%) G Suite
15 49 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 47 (1.14%) Azure Stack
17 46 (1.11%) Serverless
18 33 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
19 32 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
19 32 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2,611 (63.11%) DHCP
2 1,648 (39.84%) Firewall
3 1,416 (34.23%) TCP/IP
4 1,067 (25.79%) WAN
5 1,056 (25.53%) VPN
6 718 (17.36%) LAN
7 575 (13.90%) Network Security
8 528 (12.76%) SMTP
9 527 (12.74%) MPLS
10 502 (12.13%) BGP
11 487 (11.77%) OSPF
12 473 (11.43%) SAN
13 456 (11.02%) Cisco ASA
14 444 (10.73%) NetScaler
15 421 (10.18%) IPsec
16 407 (9.84%) Cisco Nexus
17 400 (9.67%) VLAN
18 369 (8.92%) Wireless
19 347 (8.39%) Broadband
20 333 (8.05%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 539 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 123 (2.97%) MySQL
3 76 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 72 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (1.18%) Redis
7 44 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 43 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
9 40 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 36 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
10 36 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
11 28 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
12 26 (0.63%) Big Data
13 25 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (0.51%) Relational Database
15 19 (0.46%) Power BI
16 17 (0.41%) MariaDB
17 15 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.31%) Amazon Aurora
19 11 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 137 (3.31%) JIRA
2 116 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 106 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 56 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 53 (1.28%) Visual Studio
6 45 (1.09%) TestRail
7 42 (1.02%) Zephyr
8 36 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 26 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (0.60%) Subversion
11 21 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (0.41%) Artifactory
12 17 (0.41%) GitLab
12 17 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (0.39%) MSI
14 15 (0.36%) GDB
15 12 (0.29%) Bitbucket
15 12 (0.29%) Mercurial
16 7 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 631 (15.25%) Finance
2 243 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 158 (3.82%) Retail
4 125 (3.02%) Public Sector
5 106 (2.56%) Law
6 89 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 84 (2.03%) Legal
8 81 (1.96%) Banking
9 66 (1.60%) Marketing
10 32 (0.77%) Electronics
10 32 (0.77%) Publishing
11 31 (0.75%) Back Office
12 25 (0.60%) Advertising
13 22 (0.53%) Military
14 20 (0.48%) Automotive
15 17 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 16 (0.39%) Investment Banking
17 14 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.27%) Games
19 10 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 679 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 591 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 470 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 410 (9.91%) Analyst
5 346 (8.36%) IT Engineer
6 324 (7.83%) IT Support
7 277 (6.70%) Security Engineer
8 253 (6.12%) Network Security Engineer
9 241 (5.83%) Administrator
10 209 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
10 209 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
11 198 (4.79%) Support Analyst
12 187 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
13 186 (4.50%) Cisco Engineer
14 183 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 176 (4.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 175 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
17 171 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
18 150 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
19 149 (3.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (3.82%) LDAP
2 121 (2.92%) Web Services
3 58 (1.40%) LAMP
4 53 (1.28%) .NET
5 52 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
6 38 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
7 37 (0.89%) HTML
8 35 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
9 34 (0.82%) REST
10 33 (0.80%) CSS
10 33 (0.80%) Kafka
11 32 (0.77%) 802.1X
12 29 (0.70%) Node.js
12 29 (0.70%) XML
13 27 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
14 23 (0.56%) Middleware
15 20 (0.48%) SOAP
16 17 (0.41%) MAPI
16 17 (0.41%) RESTful
17 16 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 518 (12.52%) Management Information System
2 366 (8.85%) Data Centre
3 292 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 251 (6.07%) Self-Motivation
5 150 (3.63%) Replication
6 136 (3.29%) Clustering
7 123 (2.97%) PKI
8 105 (2.54%) Public Cloud
9 96 (2.32%) Driving Licence
10 72 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 67 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
12 49 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 42 (1.02%) User Experience
14 38 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 37 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 33 (0.80%) Fat Client
16 33 (0.80%) Thin Client
17 32 (0.77%) Blackberry
18 31 (0.75%) Hedge funds
19 30 (0.73%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,710 (65.51%) Windows
2 1,657 (40.05%) Windows Server
3 1,179 (28.50%) Linux
4 813 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 677 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 659 (15.93%) Windows 10
7 555 (13.42%) Unix
8 404 (9.77%) Windows 7
9 244 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 178 (4.30%) Windows 8
11 145 (3.50%) CentOS
12 125 (3.02%) Ubuntu
13 103 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 97 (2.34%) Mac OS
15 76 (1.84%) Android
16 68 (1.64%) Mac OS X
17 64 (1.55%) Apple iOS
18 49 (1.18%) Debian
19 45 (1.09%) Solaris
20 44 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (23.88%) ITIL
2 851 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 506 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
4 453 (10.95%) Service Delivery
5 402 (9.72%) DevOps
6 391 (9.45%) Change Control
7 380 (9.19%) Network Management
8 359 (8.68%) Network Design
9 342 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
10 327 (7.90%) Product Management
11 320 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 305 (7.37%) Migration
13 239 (5.78%) Change Management
14 214 (5.17%) Mentoring
15 213 (5.15%) Project Management
16 204 (4.93%) Configuration Management
17 200 (4.83%) High Availability
18 191 (4.62%) Project Delivery
19 190 (4.59%) Incident Management
20 185 (4.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 862 (20.84%) PowerShell
2 722 (17.45%) Python
3 543 (13.13%) Bash Shell
4 522 (12.62%) SQL
5 407 (9.84%) Perl
6 127 (3.07%) PHP
7 117 (2.83%) Ruby
8 104 (2.51%) C
9 93 (2.25%) JavaScript
10 84 (2.03%) Java
11 62 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 58 (1.40%) VBScript
13 47 (1.14%) Go
14 42 (1.02%) C++
15 41 (0.99%) C#
16 18 (0.44%) VB
17 15 (0.36%) R
18 14 (0.34%) PHP 5
18 14 (0.34%) PHP 7
18 14 (0.34%) Rust
Qualifications
1 836 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
2 657 (15.88%) CCNA
3 570 (13.78%) CCNP
4 511 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 417 (10.08%) Degree
6 279 (6.74%) MCSE
7 275 (6.65%) MCSA
8 195 (4.71%) Security Cleared
9 146 (3.53%) MCP
10 112 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 89 (2.15%) SC Cleared
12 86 (2.08%) DV Cleared
13 84 (2.03%) DBS Check
14 71 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
15 69 (1.67%) RHCE
16 67 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
16 67 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
17 65 (1.57%) MCITP
18 60 (1.45%) CCIE
19 50 (1.21%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 445 (10.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 324 (7.83%) ISO 9001
3 311 (7.52%) SLA
4 78 (1.89%) PCI DSS
5 63 (1.52%) GDPR
6 44 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 44 (1.06%) QA
7 26 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.31%) COBIT
9 8 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.19%) PMO
10 6 (0.15%) NIST
11 5 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.048%) DICOM
13 2 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.048%) NCSC
13 2 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2,530 (61.16%) Active Directory
2 1,058 (25.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 753 (18.20%) Hyper-V
4 296 (7.15%) vSphere
5 274 (6.62%) XenApp
6 248 (5.99%) VMware ESXi
7 220 (5.32%) XenDesktop
8 139 (3.36%) Docker
9 106 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
10 104 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
11 78 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 52 (1.26%) Terminal Services
13 51 (1.23%) Firmware
14 48 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 43 (1.04%) DFS Replication
16 40 (0.97%) NFS
17 37 (0.89%) BitLocker
18 32 (0.77%) KVM
19 29 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
19 29 (0.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 547 (13.22%) SCCM
2 374 (9.04%) Nagios
3 357 (8.63%) FortiGate
4 224 (5.41%) WSUS
5 221 (5.34%) Ansible
6 194 (4.69%) SCOM
7 185 (4.47%) Puppet
8 138 (3.34%) Terraform
9 119 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
10 97 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
11 75 (1.81%) Kubernetes
12 73 (1.76%) Backup Exec
13 58 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 56 (1.35%) vCenter Server
15 53 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
16 51 (1.23%) SCOrch
17 49 (1.18%) Kibana
17 49 (1.18%) Prometheus
18 45 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
19 44 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,932 (46.70%) Microsoft
2 1,641 (39.67%) VMware
3 1,415 (34.20%) Cisco
4 686 (16.58%) Citrix
5 379 (9.16%) Fortinet
6 377 (9.11%) HP
7 351 (8.48%) Palo Alto
8 285 (6.89%) Dell
9 238 (5.75%) Veeam
10 202 (4.88%) Juniper
11 172 (4.16%) Red Hat
12 166 (4.01%) Meraki
13 161 (3.89%) CheckPoint
13 161 (3.89%) F5
14 156 (3.77%) Symantec
15 148 (3.58%) Splunk
16 129 (3.12%) Google
16 129 (3.12%) SolarWinds
17 117 (2.83%) Apple
18 114 (2.76%) NetApp