Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 144 131
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 -4
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,511 4,154 4,339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.32% 2.37% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.40% 15.58% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,827 3,437 3,633
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,163 £25,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +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 22,794 26,670 28,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.19% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17,844 21,534 23,441
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 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 -10 3,315 £44,000 +3.53% 753
UK excluding London +7 2,172 £40,000 +3.90% 527
London -12 1,277 £50,000 +3.09% 252
South East 0 658 £44,000 +17.33% 150
North of England +9 499 £36,000 +2.86% 138
East of England +47 415 £40,000 -11.11% 59
Midlands +20 314 £42,500 +13.33% 87
North West +13 268 £32,500 -7.14% 73
West Midlands +36 216 £42,500 +7.59% 52
Yorkshire +14 208 £40,000 +6.67% 52
South West -66 150 £35,750 -10.63% 67
East Midlands -4 98 £41,250 +17.86% 35
Scotland -8 75 £35,000 -22.22% 10
Wales +8 53 £40,000 -1.23% 15
North East -9 23 £59,233 +82.26% 13
Channel Islands - 9 £33,500 -
Isle of Man - 8 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland -18 2 £30,000 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 2,475 (70.49%) Windows
2 2,221 (63.26%) Active Directory
3 2,191 (62.40%) DHCP
4 1,825 (51.98%) Microsoft
5 1,556 (44.32%) Windows Server
6 1,495 (42.58%) VMware
7 1,257 (35.80%) Firewall
8 1,228 (34.98%) TCP/IP
9 1,031 (29.36%) Office 365
10 973 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 946 (26.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 908 (25.86%) Linux
13 872 (24.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 844 (24.04%) Cisco
15 838 (23.87%) PowerShell
16 805 (22.93%) Hyper-V
17 795 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 732 (20.85%) ITIL
19 730 (20.79%) MS Exchange
20 707 (20.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 643 (18.31%) VPN
22 633 (18.03%) SQL Server
23 609 (17.35%) Windows 10
24 590 (16.80%) SQL
25 585 (16.66%) WAN
25 585 (16.66%) Citrix
26 577 (16.43%) LAN
26 577 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
27 552 (15.72%) SCCM
28 516 (14.70%) 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
1 730 (20.79%) MS Exchange
2 333 (9.48%) IIS
3 267 (7.60%) SharePoint
4 215 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 212 (6.04%) Apache
6 178 (5.07%) Skype for Business
7 174 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 116 (3.30%) Tomcat
9 94 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 83 (2.36%) nginx
11 55 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 48 (1.37%) OpenStack
13 43 (1.22%) Apache Solr
13 43 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
14 36 (1.03%) CMS
15 35 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
16 31 (0.88%) WordPress
17 28 (0.80%) WebLogic
18 27 (0.77%) Confluence
19 23 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 492 (14.01%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.085%) Avid Media Composer
6 3 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.085%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.057%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.028%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.028%) Revit
8 1 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.34%) Magento
3 3 (0.085%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.085%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.057%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.028%) Lawson
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.028%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,031 (29.36%) Office 365
2 946 (26.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 577 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
4 241 (6.86%) SaaS
5 193 (5.50%) IaaS
6 124 (3.53%) PaaS
7 102 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 86 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 72 (2.05%) Mimecast
10 64 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
11 60 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 53 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
13 48 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 46 (1.31%) Amazon S3
15 36 (1.03%) G Suite
16 29 (0.83%) GitHub
16 29 (0.83%) Serverless
17 25 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
17 25 (0.71%) OneDrive
18 21 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,191 (62.40%) DHCP
2 1,257 (35.80%) Firewall
3 1,228 (34.98%) TCP/IP
4 643 (18.31%) VPN
5 585 (16.66%) WAN
6 577 (16.43%) LAN
7 389 (11.08%) SAN
8 385 (10.97%) VLAN
9 363 (10.34%) Internet
10 286 (8.15%) VoIP
11 270 (7.69%) SSL
12 256 (7.29%) HTTP
13 219 (6.24%) MPLS
14 204 (5.81%) Network Security
15 202 (5.75%) Wireless
16 186 (5.30%) Wi-Fi
17 180 (5.13%) BGP
18 160 (4.56%) Skype
19 159 (4.53%) SMTP
20 157 (4.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 153 (4.36%) MySQL
3 109 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 96 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
5 87 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
6 83 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 68 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 63 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 49 (1.40%) Relational Database
10 43 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 39 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
12 36 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 36 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
13 27 (0.77%) Big Data
14 23 (0.66%) DB2
15 22 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 20 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 19 (0.54%) MariaDB
18 18 (0.51%) Redis
19 15 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 123 (3.50%) Git (software)
1 123 (3.50%) Jenkins
2 62 (1.77%) JIRA
3 39 (1.11%) Subversion
4 36 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 33 (0.94%) Vagrant
6 25 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 14 (0.40%) MSI
9 14 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.31%) gulp
10 11 (0.31%) Selenium
11 8 (0.23%) InstallShield
12 7 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.20%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.17%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.17%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.14%) Fiddler
14 5 (0.14%) GitLab
General
1 490 (13.96%) Finance
2 133 (3.79%) Telecoms
3 126 (3.59%) Retail
4 106 (3.02%) Banking
5 65 (1.85%) Legal
6 61 (1.74%) Advertising
7 43 (1.22%) Marketing
8 36 (1.03%) Aerospace
9 32 (0.91%) Law
10 26 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.68%) Investment Banking
12 19 (0.54%) Publishing
13 15 (0.43%) Back Office
13 15 (0.43%) Electronics
14 13 (0.37%) German Language
15 11 (0.31%) French Language
15 11 (0.31%) Games
16 9 (0.26%) Billing
16 9 (0.26%) Swedish Language
17 7 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 577 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 468 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 465 (13.24%) Analyst
4 278 (7.92%) IT Support
5 274 (7.80%) Network Engineer
6 270 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 257 (7.32%) Support Analyst
8 226 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 215 (6.12%) Administrator
10 199 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 183 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
12 170 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
12 170 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
13 154 (4.39%) IT Analyst
14 147 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
15 146 (4.16%) Architect
16 135 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
17 128 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 123 (3.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 120 (3.42%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (4.44%) Web Services
2 115 (3.28%) LDAP
3 96 (2.73%) .NET
4 75 (2.14%) HTML
5 63 (1.79%) CSS
6 57 (1.62%) LAMP
7 50 (1.42%) jQuery
8 44 (1.25%) XML
9 37 (1.05%) REST
10 36 (1.03%) 802.1X
10 36 (1.03%) RESTful
11 30 (0.85%) ASP.NET
12 28 (0.80%) Software Packaging
13 27 (0.77%) .NET Framework
13 27 (0.77%) LEMP Stack
14 26 (0.74%) SOAP
15 23 (0.66%) AngularJS
15 23 (0.66%) XMPP
16 22 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
16 22 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 489 (13.93%) Data Centre
2 290 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 277 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
4 198 (5.64%) Clustering
5 190 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 180 (5.13%) PKI
7 138 (3.93%) Replication
8 89 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 89 (2.53%) Public Cloud
9 79 (2.25%) Driving Licence
10 68 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
10 68 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
11 39 (1.11%) Fintech
12 38 (1.08%) iPhone
13 36 (1.03%) Smartphone
14 35 (1.00%) Fat Client
14 35 (1.00%) iPad
14 35 (1.00%) Private Cloud
14 35 (1.00%) Thin Client
15 31 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2,475 (70.49%) Windows
2 1,556 (44.32%) Windows Server
3 908 (25.86%) Linux
4 872 (24.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 795 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 609 (17.35%) Windows 10
7 516 (14.70%) Windows 7
8 255 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 226 (6.44%) Unix
10 175 (4.98%) Windows 8
11 148 (4.22%) CentOS
12 110 (3.13%) Ubuntu
13 105 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 98 (2.79%) Mac OS X
15 97 (2.76%) Apple iOS
16 65 (1.85%) Android
17 54 (1.54%) Solaris
18 50 (1.42%) Mac OS
19 49 (1.40%) Windows XP
20 44 (1.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 732 (20.85%) ITIL
2 707 (20.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 468 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 442 (12.59%) DevOps
5 379 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
6 275 (7.83%) Migration
7 266 (7.58%) Configuration Management
8 228 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 219 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 188 (5.35%) Service Delivery
11 180 (5.13%) High Availability
12 178 (5.07%) Load Balancing
13 177 (5.04%) Mentoring
14 169 (4.81%) Information Security
14 169 (4.81%) Project Management
15 167 (4.76%) Patch Management
16 159 (4.53%) Change Management
17 153 (4.36%) Cybersecurity
18 152 (4.33%) Kalman Filter
19 149 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 838 (23.87%) PowerShell
2 590 (16.80%) SQL
3 389 (11.08%) Python
4 232 (6.61%) Java
5 221 (6.29%) Bash Shell
6 152 (4.33%) Perl
7 130 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 114 (3.25%) PHP
9 104 (2.96%) VBScript
10 82 (2.34%) C#
11 79 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 69 (1.97%) Ruby
13 61 (1.74%) C
14 53 (1.51%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.94%) Go
16 28 (0.80%) C++
17 20 (0.57%) VB
18 12 (0.34%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.31%) AWK
20 9 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 444 (12.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 343 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
3 317 (9.03%) Degree
4 273 (7.78%) MCSE
5 220 (6.27%) CCNA
6 178 (5.07%) MCSA
7 175 (4.98%) CCNP
8 153 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 145 (4.13%) Security Cleared
10 108 (3.08%) MCP
11 105 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
12 97 (2.76%) SC Cleared
13 83 (2.36%) MCITP
14 75 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
15 66 (1.88%) CISSP
16 64 (1.82%) CCIE
17 48 (1.37%) AWS Certification
18 43 (1.22%) DV Cleared
19 41 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 30 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (7.75%) SLA
2 166 (4.73%) GDPR
3 154 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 75 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 58 (1.65%) HIPAA
6 54 (1.54%) PCI DSS
7 48 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (0.80%) QA
9 14 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 14 (0.40%) SAS 70
10 13 (0.37%) PMO
11 12 (0.34%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.26%) GAMP
13 7 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (0.20%) FISMA
14 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.085%) ISO 31000
15 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 2 (0.057%) COBIT
System Software
1 2,221 (63.26%) Active Directory
2 973 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 805 (22.93%) Hyper-V
4 266 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
5 244 (6.95%) XenApp
6 210 (5.98%) vSphere
7 162 (4.61%) XenDesktop
8 155 (4.41%) Docker
9 93 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 68 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 68 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
11 63 (1.79%) NFS
12 59 (1.68%) DFS Replication
13 54 (1.54%) Firmware
13 54 (1.54%) Terminal Server
14 50 (1.42%) XenServer
15 46 (1.31%) Terminal Services
16 43 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
17 37 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 33 (0.94%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 552 (15.72%) SCCM
2 302 (8.60%) Puppet
3 282 (8.03%) SCOM
4 256 (7.29%) Ansible
5 231 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
6 136 (3.87%) WSUS
7 129 (3.67%) Backup Exec
8 127 (3.62%) Nagios
9 117 (3.33%) Terraform
10 97 (2.76%) Kubernetes
11 78 (2.22%) vCenter Server
12 65 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
13 56 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
14 52 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
15 50 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
16 43 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
17 39 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
18 34 (0.97%) NetBackup
19 33 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
19 33 (0.94%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,825 (51.98%) Microsoft
2 1,495 (42.58%) VMware
3 844 (24.04%) Cisco
4 585 (16.66%) Citrix
5 340 (9.68%) HP
6 229 (6.52%) Dell
7 183 (5.21%) Veeam
8 161 (4.59%) Symantec
9 156 (4.44%) McAfee
10 153 (4.36%) Red Hat
10 153 (4.36%) Splunk
11 148 (4.22%) Juniper
11 148 (4.22%) Oracle
12 145 (4.13%) NetApp
13 141 (4.02%) SolarWinds
14 125 (3.56%) F5
15 119 (3.39%) IBM
15 119 (3.39%) Palo Alto
16 116 (3.30%) Google
17 107 (3.05%) CheckPoint