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

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 119 143
Rank change year-on-year -26 +24 -19
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,873 4,164 4,289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.37% 2.84% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.74% 18.12% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,558 3,202 3,525
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £69,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +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 11,898 22,981 26,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.68% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,283 17,393 21,287
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 July 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 July 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 -27 1,718 £43,250 +1.76% 214
UK excluding London -27 1,147 £37,500 -6.25% 174
London -16 669 £55,000 +10.00% 51
South East +4 352 £41,500 +3.75% 40
North of England -80 235 £37,500 - 59
Midlands +28 193 £34,500 -15.85% 30
West Midlands +27 152 £33,750 -20.59% 22
East of England -18 140 £40,000 -11.11% 12
South West -5 124 £37,500 -11.76% 23
North West -50 115 £37,500 - 37
Work from Home +5 106 £52,500 -12.50% 21
Yorkshire -68 91 £37,500 -5.66% 20
Scotland +73 56 £41,750 -7.22% 4
East Midlands +26 40 £38,750 -3.13% 8
Wales +4 39 £35,500 -11.25% 7
North East +17 29 £35,000 -15.06% 2
Northern Ireland +31 10 £30,000 -4.76%
Isle of Man -1 1 £51,500 -1.90%

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1,321 (70.53%) Windows
2 1,181 (63.05%) DHCP
3 1,160 (61.93%) Active Directory
4 1,010 (53.92%) Microsoft
5 763 (40.74%) VMware
6 749 (39.99%) Windows Server
7 714 (38.12%) TCP/IP
8 708 (37.80%) Office 365
9 667 (35.61%) Firewall
10 641 (34.22%) Azure
11 516 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 475 (25.36%) PowerShell
13 453 (24.19%) Cisco
14 434 (23.17%) Linux
15 405 (21.62%) VPN
16 397 (21.20%) WAN
17 381 (20.34%) Hyper-V
18 370 (19.75%) AWS
19 365 (19.49%) LAN
20 355 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
21 340 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 332 (17.73%) Windows 10
23 328 (17.51%) ITIL
24 325 (17.35%) Windows Server 2016
25 319 (17.03%) MS Exchange
26 303 (16.18%) Citrix
27 299 (15.96%) Finance
28 295 (15.75%) Data Centre
29 267 (14.26%) SCCM
30 247 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 319 (17.03%) MS Exchange
2 182 (9.72%) SharePoint
3 122 (6.51%) IIS
4 119 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 101 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (3.04%) Skype for Business
7 42 (2.24%) Apache
8 25 (1.33%) CMS
8 25 (1.33%) Confluence
8 25 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.23%) WordPress
10 18 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (0.64%) Drupal
14 11 (0.59%) nginx
15 7 (0.37%) JBoss
15 7 (0.37%) SAS
16 6 (0.32%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 239 (12.76%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.16%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.16%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.11%) Gephi
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.01%) Magento
2 16 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.75%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.43%) Shopify
5 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.21%) Exchequer
6 4 (0.21%) FastStats
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.21%) Unica
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.11%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.11%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.053%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.053%) Line 50
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.053%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 708 (37.80%) Office 365
2 641 (34.22%) Azure
3 370 (19.75%) AWS
4 162 (8.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 87 (4.64%) IaaS
6 81 (4.32%) PaaS
7 79 (4.22%) SaaS
8 46 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
9 45 (2.40%) Mimecast
10 42 (2.24%) GCP
11 38 (2.03%) Serverless
12 36 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
13 33 (1.76%) OneDrive
14 32 (1.71%) G Suite
15 31 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 30 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
17 24 (1.28%) Power Platform
18 23 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 22 (1.17%) Amazon S3
20 21 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,181 (63.05%) DHCP
2 714 (38.12%) TCP/IP
3 667 (35.61%) Firewall
4 405 (21.62%) VPN
5 397 (21.20%) WAN
6 365 (19.49%) LAN
7 244 (13.03%) SAN
8 201 (10.73%) VLAN
9 172 (9.18%) VoIP
10 167 (8.92%) Internet
11 154 (8.22%) HTTP
12 138 (7.37%) Wireless
13 124 (6.62%) Network Security
14 114 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
15 102 (5.45%) SMTP
16 86 (4.59%) BGP
17 77 (4.11%) Wireshark
18 76 (4.06%) OSPF
19 73 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
20 72 (3.84%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.91%) MySQL
3 53 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
4 21 (1.12%) NoSQL
5 17 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 14 (0.75%) Big Data
7 12 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 11 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.48%) Power BI
10 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.32%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
14 5 (0.27%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.27%) DB2
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 65 (3.47%) JIRA
2 51 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.75%) Metasploit
5 12 (0.64%) Subversion
6 11 (0.59%) Bitbucket
6 11 (0.59%) GitLab
6 11 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.48%) Selenium
7 9 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.43%) git-flow
9 7 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.37%) WinDbg
10 6 (0.32%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.32%) Gerrit
10 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.32%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.32%) WiX
11 5 (0.27%) MSI
12 3 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 299 (15.96%) Finance
2 75 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 73 (3.90%) Law
4 67 (3.58%) Legal
5 50 (2.67%) Retail
6 39 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.76%) Advertising
7 33 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 28 (1.49%) Marketing
9 27 (1.44%) Banking
10 24 (1.28%) Games
11 23 (1.23%) Public Sector
12 13 (0.69%) Back Office
13 11 (0.59%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.48%) Japanese Language
15 8 (0.43%) Military
16 7 (0.37%) Local Government
16 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.37%) Publishing
17 6 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 265 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 224 (11.96%) Analyst
3 222 (11.85%) Support Engineer
4 221 (11.80%) IT Engineer
5 190 (10.14%) Network Engineer
6 170 (9.08%) IT Support
7 116 (6.19%) Administrator
8 97 (5.18%) IT Support Engineer
9 94 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
10 85 (4.54%) 3rd Line Support
11 84 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 84 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
12 80 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
12 80 (4.27%) Architect
12 80 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
13 73 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 72 (3.84%) Support Analyst
15 65 (3.47%) Server Engineer
16 64 (3.42%) Security Analyst
17 60 (3.20%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.94%) LDAP
2 52 (2.78%) Web Services
3 46 (2.46%) HTML
4 41 (2.19%) .NET
5 37 (1.98%) CSS
5 37 (1.98%) REST
6 26 (1.39%) SOAP
7 25 (1.33%) XML
8 23 (1.23%) 802.1X
9 16 (0.85%) AngularJS
10 15 (0.80%) JSON
11 14 (0.75%) LAMP
12 13 (0.69%) Middleware
12 13 (0.69%) WebRTC
13 12 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (0.64%) RESTful
13 12 (0.64%) WSH
14 10 (0.53%) Node.js
14 10 (0.53%) OAuth
14 10 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 295 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 112 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
4 93 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 85 (4.54%) Clustering
6 59 (3.15%) PKI
7 57 (3.04%) Replication
8 49 (2.62%) Public Cloud
9 40 (2.14%) Driving Licence
10 31 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 30 (1.60%) Cloud Native
12 29 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 29 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
13 28 (1.49%) Private Cloud
13 28 (1.49%) User Experience
14 26 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
15 23 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
16 20 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
17 19 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
18 16 (0.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1,321 (70.53%) Windows
2 749 (39.99%) Windows Server
3 434 (23.17%) Linux
4 355 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 332 (17.73%) Windows 10
6 325 (17.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 247 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 172 (9.18%) Windows 7
9 117 (6.25%) Windows Server 2019
10 107 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 99 (5.29%) Unix
12 67 (3.58%) Windows 8
13 64 (3.42%) CentOS
14 55 (2.94%) Ubuntu
15 41 (2.19%) Android
16 40 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 39 (2.08%) Apple iOS
18 31 (1.66%) Solaris
19 30 (1.60%) Mac OS
20 28 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 328 (17.51%) ITIL
3 226 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
4 214 (11.43%) DevOps
5 170 (9.08%) Information Security
6 162 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 147 (7.85%) Migration
8 132 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
9 119 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
10 107 (5.71%) Change Management
11 102 (5.45%) Project Delivery
11 102 (5.45%) Project Management
12 100 (5.34%) Server Management
13 82 (4.38%) Load Balancing
14 77 (4.11%) High Availability
15 76 (4.06%) Kalman Filter
16 73 (3.90%) SIEM
17 69 (3.68%) Computer Science
17 69 (3.68%) Configuration Management
18 68 (3.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 475 (25.36%) PowerShell
2 229 (12.23%) SQL
3 212 (11.32%) Python
4 150 (8.01%) Bash Shell
5 83 (4.43%) Perl
6 58 (3.10%) PHP
7 55 (2.94%) Ruby
8 53 (2.83%) VBScript
9 49 (2.62%) Java
10 46 (2.46%) C#
11 42 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 39 (2.08%) JavaScript
13 26 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 17 (0.91%) VB
15 16 (0.85%) C
16 14 (0.75%) C++
17 11 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.59%) VBA
18 10 (0.53%) Groovy
19 6 (0.32%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 241 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 168 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
3 150 (8.01%) Degree
4 142 (7.58%) MCSE
5 129 (6.89%) Security Cleared
6 123 (6.57%) MCSA
7 104 (5.55%) CCNA
8 79 (4.22%) CCNP
9 65 (3.47%) SC Cleared
10 57 (3.04%) MCP
11 55 (2.94%) DV Cleared
12 43 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
12 43 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (1.71%) CISSP
14 30 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (1.49%) Server+ Certification
16 26 (1.39%) CISM
17 24 (1.28%) MCITP
18 19 (1.01%) DBS Check
19 18 (0.96%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (10.41%) SLA
2 106 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (3.52%) GDPR
4 26 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 26 (1.39%) QA
5 21 (1.12%) NIST
6 20 (1.07%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.85%) NIST 800
8 14 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 13 (0.69%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.16%) COBIT
12 3 (0.16%) GxP
12 3 (0.16%) WCAG
13 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.053%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 1,160 (61.93%) Active Directory
2 516 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 381 (20.34%) Hyper-V
4 155 (8.28%) vSphere
5 131 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
6 99 (5.29%) XenApp
7 77 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
8 72 (3.84%) XenDesktop
9 59 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
10 58 (3.10%) Docker
11 30 (1.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 26 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 26 (1.39%) NFS
13 23 (1.23%) Firmware
13 23 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
14 22 (1.17%) Snort
14 22 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 17 (0.91%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.59%) DFS Replication
16 11 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 267 (14.26%) SCCM
2 120 (6.41%) WSUS
3 109 (5.82%) Terraform
4 103 (5.50%) SCOM
5 85 (4.54%) Ansible
6 62 (3.31%) Puppet
7 59 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 56 (2.99%) Kubernetes
9 55 (2.94%) vCenter Server
10 48 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
11 46 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
12 36 (1.92%) Backup Exec
13 34 (1.82%) SCVMM
14 32 (1.71%) NetBackup
14 32 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
15 29 (1.55%) Nagios
16 27 (1.44%) PowerCLI
17 23 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
18 22 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
18 22 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,010 (53.92%) Microsoft
2 763 (40.74%) VMware
3 453 (24.19%) Cisco
4 303 (16.18%) Citrix
5 195 (10.41%) HP
6 116 (6.19%) Juniper
7 110 (5.87%) CheckPoint
8 108 (5.77%) Veeam
9 93 (4.97%) Dell
10 84 (4.48%) F5
10 84 (4.48%) SolarWinds
11 78 (4.16%) Meraki
12 72 (3.84%) Oracle
13 68 (3.63%) Palo Alto
14 66 (3.52%) Google
15 61 (3.26%) Red Hat
16 59 (3.15%) NetApp
16 59 (3.15%) Symantec
17 50 (2.67%) EMC
18 47 (2.51%) Infoblox