Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 132 126
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 -19
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4,018 4,607 5,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 2.59% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.09% 16.31% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,370 3,888 4,244
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,498 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.33% - -

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 24,974 28,254 32,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,848 22,949 26,752
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 -11 3,810 £42,500 - 571
UK excluding London +1 2,363 £39,498 +5.33% 440
London -13 1,613 £50,000 +4.17% 165
South East -22 728 £40,000 - 103
North of England -4 549 £38,500 +10.00% 109
Midlands +42 381 £39,498 +12.85% 65
East of England +41 372 £40,000 - 80
Yorkshire +18 262 £40,000 +17.65% 40
North West -23 256 £37,500 -3.85% 61
West Midlands +11 218 £40,000 +14.29% 38
South West -29 199 £35,000 -12.50% 50
East Midlands +37 163 £37,500 +17.47% 27
Scotland -8 82 £32,500 -35.00% 23
Wales +31 77 £40,000 +23.08% 10
North East -20 31 £45,000 +36.36% 8
Northern Ireland +3 6 £27,500 -31.25%
Channel Islands - 3 £35,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 3 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 2,726 (67.84%) Windows
2 2,542 (63.27%) Active Directory
3 2,506 (62.37%) DHCP
4 2,054 (51.12%) Microsoft
5 1,746 (43.45%) Windows Server
6 1,646 (40.97%) VMware
7 1,409 (35.07%) TCP/IP
8 1,352 (33.65%) Firewall
9 1,190 (29.62%) Office 365
10 1,115 (27.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,072 (26.68%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,044 (25.98%) Linux
13 1,001 (24.91%) Windows Server 2012
14 926 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
15 900 (22.40%) Cisco
16 864 (21.50%) PowerShell
17 850 (21.15%) MS Exchange
18 837 (20.83%) VPN
18 837 (20.83%) Hyper-V
19 824 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 783 (19.49%) Amazon AWS
21 742 (18.47%) ITIL
22 689 (17.15%) WAN
23 678 (16.87%) LAN
24 675 (16.80%) Finance
25 671 (16.70%) Windows 10
26 667 (16.60%) SQL
27 643 (16.00%) SQL Server
28 615 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
29 610 (15.18%) Citrix

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
1 850 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 324 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 322 (8.01%) IIS
4 310 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 229 (5.70%) Skype for Business
6 207 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 182 (4.53%) Apache
8 96 (2.39%) nginx
9 95 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 87 (2.17%) OpenStack
11 79 (1.97%) Confluence
12 76 (1.89%) Tomcat
13 59 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
14 55 (1.37%) CMS
15 46 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
16 44 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 40 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
18 36 (0.90%) WebLogic
18 36 (0.90%) WebSphere
18 36 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 615 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.050%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.050%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.025%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.025%) Maya
10 1 (0.025%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 15 (0.37%) Documaker
2 11 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.20%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.17%) Magento
6 5 (0.12%) assyst
6 5 (0.12%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.100%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.100%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.075%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.050%) Maximo
9 2 (0.050%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.050%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.025%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,190 (29.62%) Office 365
2 1,072 (26.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 783 (19.49%) Amazon AWS
4 255 (6.35%) IaaS
5 206 (5.13%) SaaS
6 182 (4.53%) PaaS
7 113 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 89 (2.22%) Mimecast
9 78 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
10 76 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
11 72 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
12 66 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 65 (1.62%) G Suite
14 64 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
15 63 (1.57%) Amazon S3
16 57 (1.42%) GitHub
17 49 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
18 33 (0.82%) OneDrive
19 31 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 30 (0.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2,506 (62.37%) DHCP
2 1,409 (35.07%) TCP/IP
3 1,352 (33.65%) Firewall
4 837 (20.83%) VPN
5 689 (17.15%) WAN
6 678 (16.87%) LAN
7 489 (12.17%) SAN
8 347 (8.64%) VLAN
9 339 (8.44%) Internet
10 326 (8.11%) SSL
11 303 (7.54%) Wireless
12 299 (7.44%) Network Security
13 297 (7.39%) HTTP
14 276 (6.87%) VoIP
15 214 (5.33%) MPLS
16 210 (5.23%) Skype
17 209 (5.20%) BGP
18 196 (4.88%) OSPF
19 184 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
20 179 (4.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 175 (4.36%) MySQL
3 95 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 92 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
5 87 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 78 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 69 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
8 55 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 50 (1.24%) Big Data
9 50 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 46 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 41 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
12 38 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
14 32 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 32 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
15 31 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
16 27 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (0.65%) Redis
18 25 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 200 (4.98%) Jenkins
2 196 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 117 (2.91%) JIRA
4 77 (1.92%) Subversion
5 51 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 48 (1.19%) TeamCity
6 48 (1.19%) Vagrant
7 47 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 46 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 31 (0.77%) Bitbucket
11 30 (0.75%) Maven
11 30 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (0.70%) MSBuild
13 27 (0.67%) GitLab
14 22 (0.55%) GoCD
14 22 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 20 (0.50%) MSI
16 17 (0.42%) Gerrit
16 17 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 675 (16.80%) Finance
2 164 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 151 (3.76%) Retail
4 120 (2.99%) Banking
5 93 (2.31%) Legal
6 79 (1.97%) Marketing
7 66 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 63 (1.57%) Law
9 54 (1.34%) Advertising
10 44 (1.10%) Investment Banking
11 37 (0.92%) Back Office
11 37 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.70%) Games
12 28 (0.70%) German Language
12 28 (0.70%) Publishing
13 24 (0.60%) Electronics
14 18 (0.45%) Billing
14 18 (0.45%) French Language
15 12 (0.30%) Automotive
15 12 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 642 (15.98%) Support Engineer
2 613 (15.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 465 (11.57%) Analyst
4 337 (8.39%) IT Support
5 333 (8.29%) IT Engineer
6 270 (6.72%) Network Engineer
7 268 (6.67%) Administrator
8 265 (6.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 245 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
10 219 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 218 (5.43%) Support Analyst
12 216 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 213 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
14 204 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
15 189 (4.70%) IT Support Engineer
16 168 (4.18%) Desktop Support
17 162 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
18 154 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 153 (3.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 151 (3.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (4.93%) Web Services
2 166 (4.13%) LDAP
3 147 (3.66%) .NET
4 103 (2.56%) HTML
5 79 (1.97%) Middleware
6 72 (1.79%) CSS
7 64 (1.59%) 802.1X
7 64 (1.59%) XML
8 63 (1.57%) LAMP
9 61 (1.52%) REST
10 49 (1.22%) .NET Framework
11 45 (1.12%) Node.js
12 44 (1.10%) jQuery
13 36 (0.90%) SOAP
14 33 (0.82%) ASP.NET
14 33 (0.82%) JSON
15 32 (0.80%) AngularJS
16 30 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
17 28 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
18 27 (0.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 451 (11.22%) Data Centre
2 290 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 235 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
4 210 (5.23%) PKI
5 191 (4.75%) Management Information System
6 138 (3.43%) Clustering
7 136 (3.38%) Replication
8 127 (3.16%) Computer Science
9 96 (2.39%) Public Cloud
10 86 (2.14%) Driving Licence
10 86 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
11 83 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
12 67 (1.67%) Fintech
13 58 (1.44%) Hedge funds
14 57 (1.42%) Private Cloud
15 55 (1.37%) iPad
16 53 (1.32%) Blackberry
17 51 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
17 51 (1.27%) iPhone
18 49 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2,726 (67.84%) Windows
2 1,746 (43.45%) Windows Server
3 1,044 (25.98%) Linux
4 1,001 (24.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 926 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 671 (16.70%) Windows 10
7 567 (14.11%) Windows 7
8 222 (5.53%) Unix
9 203 (5.05%) Windows 8
10 170 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 135 (3.36%) CentOS
12 134 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 133 (3.31%) Android
14 127 (3.16%) Mac OS X
15 103 (2.56%) Apple iOS
16 100 (2.49%) Ubuntu
17 88 (2.19%) Solaris
18 84 (2.09%) Mac OS
19 62 (1.54%) Windows XP
20 46 (1.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 742 (18.47%) ITIL
3 571 (14.21%) DevOps
4 438 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
5 404 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
6 301 (7.49%) Load Balancing
7 286 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 270 (6.72%) Migration
9 226 (5.62%) Configuration Management
10 200 (4.98%) Mentoring
11 187 (4.65%) Project Management
12 181 (4.50%) Service Management
13 172 (4.28%) Kalman Filter
14 161 (4.01%) Patch Management
15 160 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
16 158 (3.93%) Scrum
17 155 (3.86%) Service Delivery
18 154 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
18 154 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
19 153 (3.81%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 864 (21.50%) PowerShell
2 667 (16.60%) SQL
3 495 (12.32%) Python
4 300 (7.47%) Java
5 299 (7.44%) Bash Shell
6 224 (5.57%) JavaScript
7 193 (4.80%) Perl
8 143 (3.56%) C#
9 135 (3.36%) Ruby
10 115 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 109 (2.71%) PHP
12 65 (1.62%) C
13 48 (1.19%) VBScript
14 42 (1.05%) Go
15 36 (0.90%) C++
16 29 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 27 (0.67%) VB
18 19 (0.47%) Bourne shell
19 18 (0.45%) Korn
20 14 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 459 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 386 (9.61%) Degree
3 385 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
4 292 (7.27%) MCSE
5 246 (6.12%) CCNA
6 206 (5.13%) CCNP
7 168 (4.18%) MCSA
8 147 (3.66%) MCP
9 137 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 106 (2.64%) Security Cleared
11 100 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 94 (2.34%) DBS Check
13 74 (1.84%) MCITP
14 73 (1.82%) CISSP
15 70 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
16 67 (1.67%) AWS Certification
17 56 (1.39%) SC Cleared
18 54 (1.34%) MCTS
19 41 (1.02%) CCIE
20 37 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (5.72%) SLA
2 114 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (1.59%) GDPR
4 61 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 41 (1.02%) QA
6 33 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.70%) PMO
8 17 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 17 (0.42%) FISMA
9 16 (0.40%) SAS 70
10 9 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.15%) COBIT
12 5 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.100%) GAMP
13 4 (0.100%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.100%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.100%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.025%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2,542 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 1,115 (27.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 837 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 272 (6.77%) vSphere
5 254 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
6 230 (5.72%) XenApp
7 214 (5.33%) Docker
8 140 (3.48%) XenDesktop
9 106 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
10 85 (2.12%) Terminal Services
11 78 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
12 74 (1.84%) XenServer
13 68 (1.69%) NFS
14 58 (1.44%) Samba
15 53 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
16 47 (1.17%) Firmware
17 46 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
18 42 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
19 39 (0.97%) KVM
20 35 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 521 (12.97%) SCCM
2 324 (8.06%) Puppet
3 274 (6.82%) Ansible
4 232 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
5 227 (5.65%) SCOM
6 153 (3.81%) Terraform
7 125 (3.11%) Backup Exec
8 119 (2.96%) WSUS
9 112 (2.79%) Nagios
10 96 (2.39%) Kubernetes
11 76 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 71 (1.77%) vCenter Server
13 69 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
14 64 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
15 62 (1.54%) ZABBIX
16 50 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
17 48 (1.19%) vRealize
18 47 (1.17%) NetBackup
19 45 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
20 38 (0.95%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2,054 (51.12%) Microsoft
2 1,646 (40.97%) VMware
3 900 (22.40%) Cisco
4 610 (15.18%) Citrix
5 374 (9.31%) HP
6 226 (5.62%) Apple
7 222 (5.53%) Veeam
8 211 (5.25%) Juniper
9 203 (5.05%) Dell
9 203 (5.05%) Red Hat
10 187 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 173 (4.31%) CheckPoint
12 157 (3.91%) F5
13 151 (3.76%) Oracle
14 147 (3.66%) NetApp
15 136 (3.38%) Google
16 134 (3.33%) Symantec
17 131 (3.26%) IBM
18 124 (3.09%) Splunk
19 122 (3.04%) McAfee