Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 125 107
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 +6
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4695 5270 6221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.60% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.50% 15.30% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 4506 5190
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,508 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28460 34446 39101
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.99% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 23095 28606 31542
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 16 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 21 July 2017. 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 +4 4449 £42,500 +6.25% 291
UK excluding London -7 2650 £37,500 - 208
London +9 1939 £50,000 - 100
South East -7 970 £42,500 +6.25% 65
North of England +10 658 £35,000 -4.11% 57
Midlands +28 360 £35,000 - 33
North West +35 314 £36,500 +2.82% 42
East of England +7 301 £36,500 -1.35% 18
Yorkshire -13 293 £32,500 -13.33% 13
West Midlands +29 252 £32,500 -9.72% 22
South West -51 229 £40,000 +19.40% 18
East Midlands +13 108 £36,250 +15.08% 11
Scotland -33 79 £42,500 +7.59% 15
Wales -24 58 £34,125 +5.00% 2
North East +32 53 £30,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -5 6 £30,250 +0.83%

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DNS.

1 3158 (67.26%) Windows
2 2860 (60.92%) DHCP
3 2716 (57.85%) Active Directory
4 2087 (44.45%) Microsoft
5 1990 (42.39%) VMware
6 1959 (41.73%) Windows Server
7 1792 (38.17%) Firewall
8 1602 (34.12%) TCP/IP
9 1452 (30.93%) Cisco
10 1370 (29.18%) Linux
11 1287 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1174 (25.01%) MS Exchange
13 1166 (24.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 1122 (23.90%) Windows Server 2008
15 1012 (21.55%) WAN
16 1002 (21.34%) LAN
17 1001 (21.32%) ITIL
18 934 (19.89%) VPN
19 926 (19.72%) Office 365
20 862 (18.36%) Hyper-V
21 817 (17.40%) SQL
22 759 (16.17%) Cisco Certification
23 753 (16.04%) Citrix
24 722 (15.38%) SQL Server
25 717 (15.27%) PowerShell
26 705 (15.02%) SAN
27 682 (14.53%) Windows 7
28 653 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
29 624 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
30 606 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification

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 1174 (25.01%) MS Exchange
2 496 (10.56%) IIS
3 489 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 415 (8.84%) SharePoint
5 367 (7.82%) Apache
6 333 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 311 (6.62%) Skype for Business
8 191 (4.07%) Tomcat
9 159 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 100 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 95 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 93 (1.98%) nginx
13 88 (1.87%) CMS
14 56 (1.19%) WebLogic
15 53 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
16 44 (0.94%) OpenStack
17 41 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
18 36 (0.77%) Confluence
18 36 (0.77%) IBM Notes
19 34 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 554 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 41 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.13%) InDesign
7 4 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.043%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.043%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.043%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.043%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.021%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.021%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 40 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.49%) RMDS
3 12 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.17%) Visualfiles
6 7 (0.15%) iTrent
6 7 (0.15%) ResourceLink
7 6 (0.13%) Magento
7 6 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.064%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.043%) Eikon
11 2 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.043%) Sage X3
11 2 (0.043%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.021%) Infor SunSystems
12 1 (0.021%) OpenCart
12 1 (0.021%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 926 (19.72%) Office 365
2 653 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 624 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
4 191 (4.07%) IaaS
5 163 (3.47%) PaaS
6 140 (2.98%) SaaS
7 76 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 76 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 63 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 63 (1.34%) Amazon S3
9 59 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 58 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 39 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 36 (0.77%) G Suite
13 35 (0.75%) Mimecast
14 32 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 32 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
15 29 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
16 24 (0.51%) GitHub
17 22 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2860 (60.92%) DHCP
2 1792 (38.17%) Firewall
3 1602 (34.12%) TCP/IP
4 1012 (21.55%) WAN
5 1002 (21.34%) LAN
6 934 (19.89%) VPN
7 705 (15.02%) SAN
8 520 (11.08%) VLAN
9 469 (9.99%) Internet
10 443 (9.44%) BGP
11 434 (9.24%) HTTP
12 427 (9.09%) VoIP
13 399 (8.50%) MPLS
14 398 (8.48%) Network Security
15 363 (7.73%) OSPF
15 363 (7.73%) SSL
16 354 (7.54%) Wireless
17 344 (7.33%) SMTP
18 295 (6.28%) Cisco ASA
19 220 (4.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 722 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 274 (5.84%) MySQL
3 147 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 128 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 103 (2.19%) NoSQL
6 97 (2.07%) Relational Database
7 81 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
8 73 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
9 71 (1.51%) MongoDB
10 68 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
11 55 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
12 50 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 46 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 37 (0.79%) Redis
15 30 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
16 27 (0.58%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
18 23 (0.49%) Hadoop
19 20 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
20 15 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 211 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 112 (2.39%) Jenkins
3 80 (1.70%) JIRA
4 79 (1.68%) TeamCity
5 48 (1.02%) Vagrant
6 45 (0.96%) Maven
7 42 (0.89%) Subversion
8 40 (0.85%) Visual Studio
9 34 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (0.55%) MSI
11 25 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
12 22 (0.47%) Bitbucket
12 22 (0.47%) WinDbg
13 21 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (0.36%) gulp
15 15 (0.32%) IDA Disassembler
15 15 (0.32%) Metasploit
15 15 (0.32%) OllyDbg
16 14 (0.30%) Mercurial
General
1 570 (12.14%) Finance
2 225 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 146 (3.11%) Banking
3 146 (3.11%) Legal
4 132 (2.81%) Retail
5 111 (2.36%) Law
6 85 (1.81%) Marketing
7 75 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 68 (1.45%) Back Office
9 60 (1.28%) Games
10 38 (0.81%) Publishing
11 36 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 35 (0.75%) Advertising
13 29 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.60%) French Language
15 25 (0.53%) Automotive
16 23 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 19 (0.40%) Electronics
18 15 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 691 (14.72%) Support Engineer
2 635 (13.53%) Analyst
3 624 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 613 (13.06%) Network Engineer
5 418 (8.90%) IT Support
6 389 (8.29%) Administrator
7 340 (7.24%) IT Engineer
8 315 (6.71%) Systems Administrator
9 296 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 293 (6.24%) Support Analyst
11 292 (6.22%) Windows Engineer
12 267 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
13 232 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
13 232 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
14 227 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
15 215 (4.58%) Architect
16 206 (4.39%) IT Support Engineer
17 192 (4.09%) Cisco Engineer
18 191 (4.07%) Infrastructure Support
19 168 (3.58%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (5.05%) Web Services
2 183 (3.90%) HTML
3 174 (3.71%) .NET
4 144 (3.07%) CSS
5 142 (3.02%) LAMP
6 90 (1.92%) 802.1X
7 77 (1.64%) REST
8 69 (1.47%) ASP.NET
9 63 (1.34%) JSON
10 53 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
10 53 (1.13%) LEMP Stack
11 49 (1.04%) XML
12 45 (0.96%) AngularJS
13 44 (0.94%) HTML5
13 44 (0.94%) Middleware
14 40 (0.85%) CSS3
14 40 (0.85%) jQuery
15 37 (0.79%) SOAP
16 32 (0.68%) React
17 31 (0.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 526 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 293 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 225 (4.79%) Clustering
4 185 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 179 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 130 (2.77%) Replication
7 126 (2.68%) PKI
8 113 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 103 (2.19%) Blackberry
10 101 (2.15%) Driving Licence
11 96 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
12 63 (1.34%) Hedge funds
12 63 (1.34%) iPad
13 56 (1.19%) Fat Client
13 56 (1.19%) Thin Client
14 54 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
15 47 (1.00%) Client/Server
15 47 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
15 47 (1.00%) Private Cloud
16 39 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3158 (67.26%) Windows
2 1959 (41.73%) Windows Server
3 1370 (29.18%) Linux
4 1166 (24.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1122 (23.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 682 (14.53%) Windows 7
7 486 (10.35%) Windows 10
8 466 (9.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 364 (7.75%) Unix
10 294 (6.26%) CentOS
11 273 (5.81%) Windows 8
12 236 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 184 (3.92%) Ubuntu
14 172 (3.66%) Windows XP
15 123 (2.62%) Mac OS X
16 117 (2.49%) Solaris
17 112 (2.39%) Android
18 96 (2.04%) Debian
19 80 (1.70%) Apple iOS
20 63 (1.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1001 (21.32%) ITIL
2 407 (8.67%) DevOps
3 388 (8.26%) Load Balancing
4 348 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 285 (6.07%) Configuration Management
6 266 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 258 (5.50%) Project Management
8 240 (5.11%) Change Management
9 225 (4.79%) High Availability
10 202 (4.30%) Migration
11 200 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 196 (4.17%) Service Management
13 187 (3.98%) Service Delivery
14 177 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
15 175 (3.73%) Problem Management
16 161 (3.43%) Open Source
17 160 (3.41%) SIEM
18 158 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
19 156 (3.32%) Network Design
20 155 (3.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 817 (17.40%) SQL
2 717 (15.27%) PowerShell
3 436 (9.29%) Python
4 304 (6.47%) Bash Shell
5 303 (6.45%) Perl
6 237 (5.05%) Java
7 189 (4.03%) PHP
8 187 (3.98%) JavaScript
9 164 (3.49%) Ruby
10 159 (3.39%) Shell Script
11 114 (2.43%) C#
12 79 (1.68%) VBScript
13 63 (1.34%) C
14 49 (1.04%) VB
15 43 (0.92%) C++
16 22 (0.47%) PL/SQL
17 21 (0.45%) VB.NET
18 20 (0.43%) T-SQL
19 18 (0.38%) Groovy
20 16 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 759 (16.17%) Cisco Certification
2 606 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 516 (10.99%) CCNA
4 463 (9.86%) Degree
5 399 (8.50%) CCNP
6 384 (8.18%) MCSE
7 266 (5.67%) MCSA
8 259 (5.52%) Security Cleared
9 189 (4.03%) SC Cleared
10 182 (3.88%) MCP
11 136 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 107 (2.28%) CCIE
13 95 (2.02%) DV Cleared
14 83 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
14 83 (1.77%) MCITP
15 71 (1.51%) CISSP
16 62 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
16 62 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
17 53 (1.13%) JNCIP
18 51 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (5.67%) SLA
2 132 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 112 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 42 (0.89%) QA
5 36 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 35 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 16 (0.34%) PMO
9 14 (0.30%) COBIT
10 12 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.21%) GDPR
12 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.11%) GCP
13 5 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.11%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.064%) GPG13
14 3 (0.064%) GxP
15 2 (0.043%) FISMA
15 2 (0.043%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 2716 (57.85%) Active Directory
2 1287 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 862 (18.36%) Hyper-V
4 399 (8.50%) VMware ESXi
5 356 (7.58%) XenApp
6 308 (6.56%) vSphere
7 171 (3.64%) Docker
8 170 (3.62%) XenDesktop
9 143 (3.05%) Terminal Services
10 129 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
11 119 (2.53%) NFS
12 99 (2.11%) KVM
13 76 (1.62%) XenServer
14 59 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
14 59 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
15 56 (1.19%) iptables
16 47 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
17 39 (0.83%) DFS Replication
17 39 (0.83%) Snort
18 37 (0.79%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 488 (10.39%) SCCM
2 425 (9.05%) Puppet
3 275 (5.86%) Ansible
4 248 (5.28%) SCOM
5 221 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
6 219 (4.66%) Nagios
7 214 (4.56%) WSUS
8 162 (3.45%) Backup Exec
9 112 (2.39%) vCenter Server
10 90 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
11 85 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
12 70 (1.49%) Cacti
13 67 (1.43%) ZABBIX
14 65 (1.38%) Terraform
15 61 (1.30%) NetBackup
16 57 (1.21%) AirWatch
17 41 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
18 40 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 38 (0.81%) Kubernetes
20 34 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2087 (44.45%) Microsoft
2 1990 (42.39%) VMware
3 1452 (30.93%) Cisco
4 753 (16.04%) Citrix
5 499 (10.63%) HP
6 342 (7.28%) Juniper
7 323 (6.88%) CheckPoint
8 314 (6.69%) Red Hat
9 276 (5.88%) F5
10 248 (5.28%) Dell
11 235 (5.01%) NetApp
12 234 (4.98%) Palo Alto
13 229 (4.88%) Symantec
14 223 (4.75%) Oracle
15 188 (4.00%) Veeam
16 128 (2.73%) Apple
17 126 (2.68%) IBM
18 125 (2.66%) SolarWinds
19 121 (2.58%) EMC
20 107 (2.28%) Google
Rochdale, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Bonus + Certifications
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Comtecs
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 minutes ago
Hampshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 DOE
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + CERTIFICATIONS PAID FOR
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 + £5,000 on-call bonus + 7.5% bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus training, bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call + 10% bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Flexi Time + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £27500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago