Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 146 124
Rank change year-on-year -1 -22 -7
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,781 4,306 4,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.37% 2.40% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.84% 15.54% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3,114 3,633 4,018
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -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 23,877 27,713 31,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.45% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 18,727 22,423 25,578
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +5 3,581 £42,500 - 532
UK excluding London +8 2,257 £40,000 +6.67% 396
London -7 1,471 £50,000 +3.09% 165
South East +14 693 £45,000 +20.00% 117
North of England -3 530 £37,500 +7.14% 100
East of England +44 390 £40,000 -5.33% 53
Midlands +29 341 £40,000 +14.29% 51
North West -6 271 £36,000 -4.00% 53
Yorkshire +11 232 £40,000 +23.08% 38
West Midlands +36 219 £42,500 +15.65% 35
South West -49 172 £35,000 -12.50% 46
East Midlands +12 122 £32,500 -7.14% 16
Scotland +4 85 £34,000 -33.66% 18
Wales -9 54 £40,000 - 11
North East -20 27 £45,000 +50.00% 9
Channel Islands - 9 £33,500 -
Northern Ireland -7 3 £28,750 -28.13%
Isle of Man - 3 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 2,652 (70.14%) Windows
2 2,390 (63.21%) Active Directory
3 2,343 (61.97%) DHCP
4 1,961 (51.86%) Microsoft
5 1,703 (45.04%) Windows Server
6 1,570 (41.52%) VMware
7 1,377 (36.42%) TCP/IP
8 1,278 (33.80%) Firewall
9 1,137 (30.07%) Office 365
10 1,032 (27.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,013 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
12 992 (26.24%) Linux
13 965 (25.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 898 (23.75%) PowerShell
15 859 (22.72%) Windows Server 2008
16 853 (22.56%) Cisco
17 821 (21.71%) Hyper-V
18 802 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 796 (21.05%) MS Exchange
20 777 (20.55%) ITIL
21 729 (19.28%) VPN
22 714 (18.88%) Amazon AWS
23 687 (18.17%) Windows 10
24 650 (17.19%) SQL
25 640 (16.93%) SQL Server
25 640 (16.93%) LAN
26 626 (16.56%) WAN
27 598 (15.82%) Citrix
28 581 (15.37%) SCCM
29 579 (15.31%) Windows 7

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
1 796 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 335 (8.86%) IIS
3 308 (8.15%) SharePoint
4 271 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 214 (5.66%) Skype for Business
6 203 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 199 (5.26%) Apache
8 103 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 103 (2.72%) Tomcat
9 101 (2.67%) nginx
10 68 (1.80%) OpenStack
11 58 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
12 53 (1.40%) CMS
13 52 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 48 (1.27%) Apache Solr
15 41 (1.08%) Confluence
16 40 (1.06%) WordPress
17 34 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
18 32 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
19 31 (0.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 516 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.079%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.053%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.053%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.026%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.026%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.026%) Revit
Business Applications
1 23 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.34%) Magento
3 11 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.079%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.079%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.053%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.053%) Lawson
7 1 (0.026%) assyst
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.026%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.026%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.026%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.026%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.026%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.026%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,137 (30.07%) Office 365
2 1,013 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 714 (18.88%) Amazon AWS
4 263 (6.96%) SaaS
5 236 (6.24%) IaaS
6 171 (4.52%) PaaS
7 100 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 92 (2.43%) Mimecast
9 89 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 70 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 70 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
11 69 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
12 68 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 59 (1.56%) Amazon S3
14 54 (1.43%) G Suite
15 37 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
15 37 (0.98%) GitHub
16 28 (0.74%) Route 53
17 27 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 26 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2,343 (61.97%) DHCP
2 1,377 (36.42%) TCP/IP
3 1,278 (33.80%) Firewall
4 729 (19.28%) VPN
5 640 (16.93%) LAN
6 626 (16.56%) WAN
7 450 (11.90%) SAN
8 382 (10.10%) Internet
9 356 (9.42%) VLAN
10 290 (7.67%) SSL
11 286 (7.56%) VoIP
12 273 (7.22%) HTTP
13 265 (7.01%) Wireless
14 246 (6.51%) Network Security
15 202 (5.34%) MPLS
16 199 (5.26%) Skype
16 199 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
17 180 (4.76%) BGP
18 158 (4.18%) OSPF
19 147 (3.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (16.93%) SQL Server
2 167 (4.42%) MySQL
3 106 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
4 104 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 87 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 73 (1.93%) NoSQL
7 68 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 68 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
8 65 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 56 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 45 (1.19%) Relational Database
11 42 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 36 (0.95%) Big Data
13 34 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
14 29 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 25 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 20 (0.53%) MariaDB
18 19 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 177 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 164 (4.34%) Git (software)
3 88 (2.33%) JIRA
4 60 (1.59%) Subversion
5 45 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 44 (1.16%) Vagrant
7 41 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 38 (1.01%) TeamCity
9 29 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 26 (0.69%) Visual Studio
11 25 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (0.63%) MSBuild
13 21 (0.56%) MSI
14 19 (0.50%) Maven
15 17 (0.45%) Bitbucket
15 17 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
16 16 (0.42%) GitLab
17 12 (0.32%) GoCD
18 10 (0.26%) gulp
18 10 (0.26%) Hudson
General
1 573 (15.15%) Finance
2 173 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 130 (3.44%) Retail
4 99 (2.62%) Banking
5 90 (2.38%) Legal
6 58 (1.53%) Advertising
7 57 (1.51%) Law
8 53 (1.40%) Marketing
9 38 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 29 (0.77%) Publishing
11 28 (0.74%) Back Office
11 28 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 24 (0.63%) Aerospace
13 23 (0.61%) German Language
14 20 (0.53%) Games
15 19 (0.50%) Electronics
16 16 (0.42%) French Language
17 15 (0.40%) Billing
18 14 (0.37%) Financial Institution
19 11 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 639 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 568 (15.02%) Support Engineer
3 450 (11.90%) Analyst
4 334 (8.83%) IT Engineer
5 303 (8.01%) IT Support
6 277 (7.33%) Administrator
7 266 (7.04%) Network Engineer
8 245 (6.48%) Support Analyst
9 242 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 230 (6.08%) Systems Administrator
11 216 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 206 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
13 190 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
14 178 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 167 (4.42%) Architect
16 156 (4.13%) IT Support Engineer
17 154 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
18 132 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 131 (3.46%) IT Analyst
20 130 (3.44%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (4.55%) Web Services
2 148 (3.91%) LDAP
3 123 (3.25%) .NET
4 83 (2.20%) HTML
5 65 (1.72%) CSS
6 52 (1.38%) jQuery
7 51 (1.35%) REST
8 50 (1.32%) 802.1X
9 48 (1.27%) LAMP
10 40 (1.06%) XML
11 33 (0.87%) Node.js
12 30 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
12 30 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
12 30 (0.79%) RESTful
13 29 (0.77%) Software Packaging
14 28 (0.74%) .NET Framework
15 27 (0.71%) AngularJS
16 26 (0.69%) Middleware
17 25 (0.66%) HTML5
17 25 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 504 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 319 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 263 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
4 204 (5.40%) PKI
5 195 (5.16%) Management Information System
6 191 (5.05%) Clustering
7 149 (3.94%) Replication
8 90 (2.38%) Public Cloud
9 77 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
10 74 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
11 66 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 65 (1.72%) Driving Licence
13 53 (1.40%) Private Cloud
14 50 (1.32%) iPhone
15 46 (1.22%) iPad
16 42 (1.11%) Fat Client
16 42 (1.11%) Thin Client
17 39 (1.03%) Fintech
18 38 (1.01%) NHS
19 35 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2,652 (70.14%) Windows
2 1,703 (45.04%) Windows Server
3 992 (26.24%) Linux
4 965 (25.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 859 (22.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 687 (18.17%) Windows 10
7 579 (15.31%) Windows 7
8 273 (7.22%) Unix
9 246 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 220 (5.82%) Windows 8
11 138 (3.65%) CentOS
12 132 (3.49%) Mac OS X
13 114 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 111 (2.94%) Apple iOS
14 111 (2.94%) Ubuntu
15 97 (2.57%) Android
16 92 (2.43%) Solaris
17 82 (2.17%) Mac OS
18 64 (1.69%) Windows XP
19 47 (1.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 777 (20.55%) ITIL
3 521 (13.78%) DevOps
4 453 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
5 395 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
6 264 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 261 (6.90%) Migration
8 241 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 231 (6.11%) Load Balancing
10 189 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 181 (4.79%) Service Delivery
12 178 (4.71%) Project Management
13 176 (4.65%) Mentoring
14 173 (4.58%) Information Security
15 169 (4.47%) Patch Management
16 165 (4.36%) Change Management
17 164 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
18 160 (4.23%) Scrum
19 157 (4.15%) High Availability
20 156 (4.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 898 (23.75%) PowerShell
2 650 (17.19%) SQL
3 466 (12.32%) Python
4 301 (7.96%) Java
5 281 (7.43%) Bash Shell
6 178 (4.71%) Perl
7 173 (4.58%) JavaScript
8 109 (2.88%) PHP
9 108 (2.86%) C#
10 107 (2.83%) Shell Script
11 102 (2.70%) Ruby
12 90 (2.38%) VBScript
13 59 (1.56%) C
14 46 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 38 (1.01%) Go
16 31 (0.82%) C++
17 15 (0.40%) Bourne shell
18 14 (0.37%) Korn
18 14 (0.37%) VBA
19 12 (0.32%) AWK
Qualifications
1 451 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 402 (10.63%) Cisco Certification
3 358 (9.47%) Degree
4 304 (8.04%) MCSE
5 266 (7.04%) CCNA
6 183 (4.84%) CCNP
7 171 (4.52%) MCSA
8 168 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 129 (3.41%) Security Cleared
10 123 (3.25%) MCP
11 99 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
12 81 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 76 (2.01%) SC Cleared
14 69 (1.82%) MCITP
15 66 (1.75%) AWS Certification
16 61 (1.61%) CISSP
17 50 (1.32%) CCIE
18 42 (1.11%) GCIA
19 39 (1.03%) RHCE
20 35 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (6.59%) SLA
2 132 (3.49%) GDPR
3 126 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 44 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 37 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 37 (0.98%) QA
7 34 (0.90%) HIPAA
8 26 (0.69%) PMO
9 18 (0.48%) SAS 70
10 17 (0.45%) FISMA
11 11 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.19%) COBIT
14 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
16 3 (0.079%) GAMP
16 3 (0.079%) ISO 22301
17 2 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2,390 (63.21%) Active Directory
2 1,032 (27.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 821 (21.71%) Hyper-V
4 260 (6.88%) VMware ESXi
5 245 (6.48%) XenApp
6 220 (5.82%) vSphere
7 217 (5.74%) Docker
8 143 (3.78%) XenDesktop
9 107 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
10 68 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 67 (1.77%) NFS
11 67 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
12 65 (1.72%) Terminal Services
13 54 (1.43%) XenServer
14 52 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
15 44 (1.16%) DFS Replication
15 44 (1.16%) KVM
16 40 (1.06%) Firmware
16 40 (1.06%) Samba
17 33 (0.87%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 581 (15.37%) SCCM
2 342 (9.05%) Puppet
3 292 (7.72%) SCOM
4 283 (7.48%) Ansible
5 255 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
6 152 (4.02%) Terraform
7 131 (3.46%) Backup Exec
8 129 (3.41%) WSUS
9 123 (3.25%) Nagios
10 99 (2.62%) Kubernetes
11 80 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 68 (1.80%) vCenter Server
13 66 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
14 64 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
15 55 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
16 51 (1.35%) ZABBIX
17 50 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
18 36 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
18 36 (0.95%) NetBackup
19 35 (0.93%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,961 (51.86%) Microsoft
2 1,570 (41.52%) VMware
3 853 (22.56%) Cisco
4 598 (15.82%) Citrix
5 342 (9.05%) HP
6 220 (5.82%) Dell
7 212 (5.61%) Veeam
8 188 (4.97%) Red Hat
9 183 (4.84%) SolarWinds
10 168 (4.44%) McAfee
11 166 (4.39%) Juniper
12 161 (4.26%) Symantec
13 155 (4.10%) Oracle
14 151 (3.99%) NetApp
15 142 (3.76%) Apple
16 141 (3.73%) Google
17 137 (3.62%) Splunk
18 124 (3.28%) CheckPoint
19 114 (3.02%) F5
20 107 (2.83%) IBM