Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 142 146
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 -10
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,954 3,665 4,137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.47% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.83% 16.29% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,424 2,897 3,451
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,750 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -5.63% +2.56% -1.27%

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 17,548 22,495 26,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.18% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13,780 17,354 21,214
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,875
% change year-on-year - +1.49% +4.69%

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 3 April 2020.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 18 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 3 April 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 +10 2,693 £42,500 - 441
UK excluding London +2 1,810 £37,750 -5.63% 367
London +8 1,032 £50,000 - 101
South East +19 601 £40,000 -5.88% 91
North of England -45 326 £37,500 - 110
Midlands +11 288 £32,500 -23.53% 52
South West +44 233 £39,000 -2.50% 52
West Midlands +29 213 £32,500 -23.53% 30
East of England -13 210 £42,500 +6.25% 33
North West -26 184 £35,000 +7.69% 64
Work from Home +48 132 £55,000 +10.00% 23
Yorkshire -53 116 £39,250 -1.88% 22
East Midlands +13 74 £37,500 -14.29% 21
Scotland +47 72 £35,000 -26.32% 17
Wales +3 60 £37,500 -6.25% 12
North East -1 26 £35,000 -22.22% 24
Northern Ireland +38 22 £32,000 +6.67%
Isle of Man -5 1 £51,500 +14.44%

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 2,097 (70.99%) Windows
2 1,938 (65.61%) DHCP
3 1,835 (62.12%) Active Directory
4 1,617 (54.74%) Microsoft
5 1,139 (38.56%) Windows Server
6 1,134 (38.39%) Office 365
6 1,134 (38.39%) VMware
7 1,107 (37.47%) TCP/IP
8 1,099 (37.20%) Firewall
9 927 (31.38%) Azure
10 781 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 717 (24.27%) Cisco
12 703 (23.80%) PowerShell
13 665 (22.51%) Linux
14 655 (22.17%) WAN
15 647 (21.90%) LAN
16 615 (20.82%) VPN
17 572 (19.36%) Windows Server 2012
18 546 (18.48%) Windows 10
19 532 (18.01%) MS Exchange
20 528 (17.87%) ITIL
21 524 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 508 (17.20%) Hyper-V
23 503 (17.03%) Windows Server 2016
24 491 (16.62%) Citrix
25 485 (16.42%) AWS
26 424 (14.35%) Problem-Solving
27 415 (14.05%) Finance
28 392 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
29 382 (12.93%) SQL Server

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
1 532 (18.01%) MS Exchange
2 289 (9.78%) SharePoint
3 232 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 197 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 194 (6.57%) IIS
6 92 (3.11%) Skype for Business
7 74 (2.51%) Apache
8 49 (1.66%) Confluence
8 49 (1.66%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 38 (1.29%) CMS
11 37 (1.25%) WordPress
12 26 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 25 (0.85%) nginx
14 20 (0.68%) Drupal
15 18 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.41%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.27%) JBoss
18 7 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 392 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.14%) InDesign
9 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.10%) FileZilla
9 3 (0.10%) Gliffy
10 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.068%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 20 (0.68%) Magento
2 12 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.27%) Exchequer
4 8 (0.27%) Shopify
5 7 (0.24%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.17%) Line 50
6 5 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.068%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.068%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.068%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.068%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.034%) Carpe Diem
10 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1,134 (38.39%) Office 365
2 927 (31.38%) Azure
3 485 (16.42%) AWS
4 176 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 126 (4.27%) SaaS
6 112 (3.79%) IaaS
7 82 (2.78%) PaaS
8 77 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
9 67 (2.27%) OneDrive
10 65 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
11 58 (1.96%) GCP
12 57 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 53 (1.79%) Serverless
14 51 (1.73%) Amazon S3
15 50 (1.69%) Mimecast
16 41 (1.39%) G Suite
17 40 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
18 34 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 34 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
19 32 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1,938 (65.61%) DHCP
2 1,107 (37.47%) TCP/IP
3 1,099 (37.20%) Firewall
4 655 (22.17%) WAN
5 647 (21.90%) LAN
6 615 (20.82%) VPN
7 340 (11.51%) VLAN
8 334 (11.31%) VoIP
9 313 (10.60%) SAN
10 257 (8.70%) Internet
11 239 (8.09%) Wireless
12 220 (7.45%) HTTP
13 174 (5.89%) Network Security
14 163 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
15 146 (4.94%) SMTP
16 142 (4.81%) SSL
17 139 (4.71%) BGP
18 112 (3.79%) NAS
18 112 (3.79%) NetScaler
19 108 (3.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 118 (3.99%) MySQL
3 86 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
4 38 (1.29%) NoSQL
5 26 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 22 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (0.71%) Big Data
10 18 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (0.54%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.44%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.37%) Power BI
15 10 (0.34%) MariaDB
15 10 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.30%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 119 (4.03%) JIRA
2 114 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 109 (3.69%) Git (software)
4 28 (0.95%) Subversion
5 26 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 26 (0.88%) Selenium
6 24 (0.81%) GitLab
7 20 (0.68%) Maven
7 20 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 20 (0.68%) SonarQube
8 17 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.51%) Visual Studio
9 15 (0.51%) Zephyr
10 14 (0.47%) Chocolatey
10 14 (0.47%) TestRail
11 12 (0.41%) Artifactory
11 12 (0.41%) Vagrant
12 11 (0.37%) Bower
12 11 (0.37%) git-flow
12 11 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 415 (14.05%) Finance
2 132 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 119 (4.03%) Law
4 97 (3.28%) Retail
5 90 (3.05%) Legal
6 57 (1.93%) Public Sector
7 51 (1.73%) Advertising
7 51 (1.73%) Banking
8 50 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.32%) Marketing
10 30 (1.02%) Games
11 16 (0.54%) Back Office
12 15 (0.51%) Local Government
13 14 (0.47%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.41%) Japanese Language
15 11 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.37%) Military
15 11 (0.37%) Police
16 10 (0.34%) Billing
16 10 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 436 (14.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 397 (13.44%) Support Engineer
3 349 (11.81%) IT Engineer
4 348 (11.78%) IT Support
5 339 (11.48%) Analyst
6 281 (9.51%) Network Engineer
7 193 (6.53%) Administrator
8 176 (5.96%) IT Support Engineer
9 165 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
10 155 (5.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 150 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 138 (4.67%) Support Analyst
13 137 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
14 125 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
15 117 (3.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 110 (3.72%) Architect
17 102 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
18 100 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
19 97 (3.28%) Consultant
19 97 (3.28%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (3.62%) LDAP
2 59 (2.00%) HTML
3 56 (1.90%) .NET
4 54 (1.83%) CSS
5 53 (1.79%) REST
6 48 (1.62%) Node.js
7 46 (1.56%) Web Services
8 44 (1.49%) LAMP
9 32 (1.08%) XML
10 28 (0.95%) SOAP
11 26 (0.88%) WSH
12 25 (0.85%) AngularJS
12 25 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
13 22 (0.74%) Kafka
14 21 (0.71%) Middleware
15 19 (0.64%) JSON
16 18 (0.61%) 802.1X
16 18 (0.61%) OAuth
17 16 (0.54%) SAML
17 16 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 341 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 182 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 179 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 143 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
5 117 (3.96%) Clustering
6 94 (3.18%) PKI
7 83 (2.81%) Replication
8 67 (2.27%) Public Cloud
9 58 (1.96%) User Experience
10 55 (1.86%) Driving Licence
10 55 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
11 46 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 39 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
13 36 (1.22%) Private Cloud
14 31 (1.05%) Cloud Native
15 30 (1.02%) Blackberry
15 30 (1.02%) Smartphone
16 29 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
17 19 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 17 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,097 (70.99%) Windows
2 1,139 (38.56%) Windows Server
3 665 (22.51%) Linux
4 572 (19.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 546 (18.48%) Windows 10
6 503 (17.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 380 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 269 (9.11%) Windows 7
9 157 (5.31%) Unix
10 155 (5.25%) Windows Server 2019
11 131 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 120 (4.06%) Windows 8
13 82 (2.78%) Ubuntu
14 80 (2.71%) CentOS
15 79 (2.67%) Apple iOS
16 71 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 55 (1.86%) Android
18 50 (1.69%) Solaris
19 47 (1.59%) Mac OS
20 41 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (17.87%) ITIL
2 524 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 424 (14.35%) Problem-Solving
4 368 (12.46%) DevOps
5 242 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
6 219 (7.41%) Migration
7 193 (6.53%) Information Security
8 189 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 179 (6.06%) Project Management
10 166 (5.62%) Configuration Management
11 159 (5.38%) Load Balancing
12 157 (5.31%) Change Management
13 155 (5.25%) Mentoring
14 152 (5.15%) Cybersecurity
15 125 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
15 125 (4.23%) Project Delivery
16 115 (3.89%) Server Management
17 114 (3.86%) High Availability
17 114 (3.86%) Service Delivery
18 111 (3.76%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 703 (23.80%) PowerShell
2 381 (12.90%) SQL
3 359 (12.15%) Python
4 252 (8.53%) Bash Shell
5 130 (4.40%) Perl
6 114 (3.86%) Java
7 106 (3.59%) Ruby
8 94 (3.18%) PHP
9 80 (2.71%) C#
10 77 (2.61%) VBScript
11 73 (2.47%) JavaScript
12 61 (2.06%) C
13 52 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 35 (1.18%) C++
15 29 (0.98%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.71%) Go
17 19 (0.64%) VB
18 14 (0.47%) Groovy
19 13 (0.44%) R
20 8 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 369 (12.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 279 (9.44%) Degree
3 276 (9.34%) Cisco Certification
4 211 (7.14%) MCSE
5 178 (6.03%) CCNA
6 172 (5.82%) MCSA
7 170 (5.75%) Security Cleared
8 139 (4.71%) CCNP
9 90 (3.05%) SC Cleared
10 84 (2.84%) MCP
11 76 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 66 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 58 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
14 53 (1.79%) DV Cleared
15 42 (1.42%) CISSP
16 35 (1.18%) MCITP
17 32 (1.08%) DBS Check
18 30 (1.02%) CCIE
19 27 (0.91%) CISM
20 24 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (11.31%) SLA
2 133 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (1.90%) GDPR
4 50 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 40 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 37 (1.25%) QA
7 19 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 14 (0.47%) NIST
9 10 (0.34%) COBIT
10 9 (0.30%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.27%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.14%) GxP
13 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.10%) FedRAMP
13 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.10%) WCAG
14 2 (0.068%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,835 (62.12%) Active Directory
2 781 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 508 (17.20%) Hyper-V
4 221 (7.48%) vSphere
5 198 (6.70%) XenApp
6 176 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
7 138 (4.67%) XenDesktop
8 134 (4.54%) Docker
9 93 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
10 60 (2.03%) NFS
11 53 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
12 33 (1.12%) Firmware
13 30 (1.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 30 (1.02%) Terminal Services
14 27 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
14 27 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
15 25 (0.85%) VMware NSX
16 22 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 17 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
18 16 (0.54%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 381 (12.90%) SCCM
2 196 (6.64%) Ansible
3 160 (5.42%) Puppet
4 150 (5.08%) Terraform
5 147 (4.98%) WSUS
6 141 (4.77%) SCOM
7 105 (3.55%) Kubernetes
8 94 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
9 88 (2.98%) vCenter Server
10 84 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
11 56 (1.90%) Nagios
12 49 (1.66%) Backup Exec
13 47 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
14 43 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
15 39 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
15 39 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
16 32 (1.08%) NetBackup
17 27 (0.91%) SCVMM
17 27 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
18 25 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,617 (54.74%) Microsoft
2 1,134 (38.39%) VMware
3 717 (24.27%) Cisco
4 491 (16.62%) Citrix
5 249 (8.43%) HP
6 198 (6.70%) Juniper
7 164 (5.55%) Veeam
8 158 (5.35%) SolarWinds
9 143 (4.84%) Dell
10 128 (4.33%) CheckPoint
11 125 (4.23%) F5
12 114 (3.86%) Palo Alto
13 106 (3.59%) Apple
14 103 (3.49%) Oracle
15 101 (3.42%) Google
15 101 (3.42%) NetApp
16 92 (3.11%) Symantec
17 86 (2.91%) McAfee
17 86 (2.91%) Red Hat
18 75 (2.54%) Meraki