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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 210 160 145
Rank change year-on-year -50 -15 -13
Permanent jobs citing DNS 3,116 1,908 2,246
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 2.08% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.30% 16.16% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,294 1,536 1,803
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,750 £33,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £78,375 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,723 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.86% +11.26% -6.25%

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 21,792 11,805 13,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.85% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,778 8,757 11,052
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,556
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.90% +6.57%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 May 2022.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 17 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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -36 2,731 £45,000 - 407
UK excluding London -15 1,735 £42,500 +1.86% 321
Work from Home -42 1,198 £50,000 +11.11% 127
London -59 1,074 £52,500 -4.55% 110
South East -14 492 £45,000 - 93
North of England -17 459 £42,000 +0.60% 81
Midlands +1 327 £37,000 -9.76% 62
North West -8 217 £42,500 - 38
West Midlands -18 207 £40,000 -5.88% 35
East of England -11 184 £42,500 -10.53% 23
Yorkshire -9 183 £45,000 +20.00% 30
South West -36 179 £42,500 +8.97% 38
East Midlands +20 120 £31,000 -22.50% 27
Scotland -17 76 £50,750 +43.97% 14
North East -10 59 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Wales -36 38 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Northern Ireland -10 11 £30,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 1,844 (59.18%) DHCP
2 1,821 (58.44%) Windows
3 1,727 (55.42%) Active Directory
4 1,568 (50.32%) Microsoft
5 1,366 (43.84%) Azure
6 1,196 (38.38%) Microsoft 365
7 1,138 (36.52%) Firewall
8 1,111 (35.65%) Windows Server
9 991 (31.80%) VMware
10 856 (27.47%) AWS
11 836 (26.83%) Social Skills
12 832 (26.70%) TCP/IP
13 798 (25.61%) Linux
14 746 (23.94%) PowerShell
15 730 (23.43%) Cisco
16 702 (22.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 667 (21.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 649 (20.83%) VPN
19 623 (19.99%) ITIL
20 568 (18.23%) WAN
21 537 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
22 535 (17.17%) LAN
23 517 (16.59%) DevOps
24 504 (16.17%) Python
25 413 (13.25%) Windows 10
26 409 (13.13%) Hyper-V
27 404 (12.97%) SQL
28 401 (12.87%) Finance
29 390 (12.52%) Agile
30 385 (12.36%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 371 (11.91%) SharePoint
2 332 (10.65%) MS Exchange
3 239 (7.67%) IIS
4 130 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 100 (3.21%) Apache
6 83 (2.66%) nginx
7 64 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 52 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 48 (1.54%) Skype for Business
9 48 (1.54%) Tomcat
10 44 (1.41%) WordPress
11 43 (1.38%) CMS
12 42 (1.35%) Confluence
13 25 (0.80%) JBoss
14 19 (0.61%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.42%) Commerce Server
15 13 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
17 9 (0.29%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 377 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.16%) Maya
7 4 (0.13%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.13%) EngageOne
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.032%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.032%) Blender
8 1 (0.032%) InVision
8 1 (0.032%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (0.48%) Temenos T24
2 13 (0.42%) Sentinel
3 11 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.29%) R3 Corda
5 6 (0.19%) MetaTrader
5 6 (0.19%) Shopify
6 5 (0.16%) Magento
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.064%) assyst
8 2 (0.064%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.032%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.032%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.032%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.032%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,366 (43.84%) Azure
2 1,196 (38.38%) Microsoft 365
3 856 (27.47%) AWS
4 385 (12.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 239 (7.67%) IaaS
6 217 (6.96%) SaaS
7 188 (6.03%) PaaS
8 158 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
9 154 (4.94%) Amazon S3
10 148 (4.75%) GCP
11 146 (4.69%) OneDrive
12 119 (3.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 104 (3.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 84 (2.70%) Serverless
15 82 (2.63%) Mimecast
16 79 (2.54%) GitHub
17 74 (2.37%) CloudFront
18 65 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
19 63 (2.02%) Amazon EKS
20 62 (1.99%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 1,844 (59.18%) DHCP
2 1,138 (36.52%) Firewall
3 832 (26.70%) TCP/IP
4 649 (20.83%) VPN
5 568 (18.23%) WAN
6 535 (17.17%) LAN
7 340 (10.91%) SAN
8 337 (10.82%) VLAN
9 314 (10.08%) HTTP
10 289 (9.27%) Wireless
11 235 (7.54%) BGP
12 233 (7.48%) Internet
13 224 (7.19%) Network Security
14 200 (6.42%) Wi-Fi
15 193 (6.19%) SSL
16 156 (5.01%) MPLS
17 148 (4.75%) OSPF
18 134 (4.30%) VoIP
19 130 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
20 120 (3.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 173 (5.55%) MySQL
3 133 (4.27%) Amazon RDS
4 131 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (3.02%) Redis
6 68 (2.18%) NoSQL
7 53 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 45 (1.44%) MongoDB
9 33 (1.06%) MariaDB
10 30 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 27 (0.87%) Big Data
12 25 (0.80%) Electronic Patient Records
12 25 (0.80%) Power BI
13 23 (0.74%) Amazon Athena
13 23 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (0.55%) InfluxDB
14 17 (0.55%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.35%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 255 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 202 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 141 (4.53%) JIRA
4 79 (2.54%) GitLab
5 30 (0.96%) Subversion
6 22 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 21 (0.67%) Spinnaker
7 21 (0.67%) Travis CI
8 18 (0.58%) Maven
8 18 (0.58%) webpack
9 16 (0.51%) Selenium
10 15 (0.48%) CircleCI
11 14 (0.45%) SonarQube
12 13 (0.42%) Gradle
13 9 (0.29%) Metasploit
13 9 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.26%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.26%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 836 (26.83%) Social Skills
2 401 (12.87%) Finance
3 282 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
4 136 (4.36%) Banking
5 128 (4.11%) Retail
6 127 (4.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 118 (3.79%) Legal
8 103 (3.31%) Public Sector
9 100 (3.21%) Telecoms
10 88 (2.82%) Law
11 69 (2.21%) Documentation Skills
12 68 (2.18%) Games
13 64 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
14 57 (1.83%) Advertising
15 55 (1.77%) Marketing
16 53 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
17 43 (1.38%) Manufacturing
18 27 (0.87%) Automotive
19 18 (0.58%) Aerospace
19 18 (0.58%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 568 (18.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 363 (11.65%) Support Engineer
3 331 (10.62%) Analyst
4 310 (9.95%) IT Engineer
5 298 (9.56%) Network Engineer
6 257 (8.25%) IT Support
7 219 (7.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 190 (6.10%) Support Analyst
9 181 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
10 155 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
11 143 (4.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 142 (4.56%) IT Support Engineer
13 125 (4.01%) Administrator
13 125 (4.01%) Architect
14 112 (3.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 107 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
16 106 (3.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 103 (3.31%) Security Engineer
17 103 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
18 96 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (4.94%) .NET
2 99 (3.18%) LDAP
3 80 (2.57%) HTML
4 64 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
4 64 (2.05%) RESTful
5 62 (1.99%) CSS
6 59 (1.89%) 802.1X
7 56 (1.80%) Node.js
8 47 (1.51%) React
8 47 (1.51%) WebSockets
9 46 (1.48%) LAMP
10 43 (1.38%) SAML
11 41 (1.32%) Web Services
12 40 (1.28%) REST
13 37 (1.19%) Middleware
14 34 (1.09%) COM
15 31 (0.99%) Spring
16 28 (0.90%) JSON
17 25 (0.80%) OAuth
17 25 (0.80%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 362 (11.62%) Data Centre
2 180 (5.78%) PKI
3 171 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
4 160 (5.13%) Public Cloud
5 136 (4.36%) Management Information System
6 114 (3.66%) Replication
7 96 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
8 94 (3.02%) Private Cloud
9 88 (2.82%) Clustering
10 78 (2.50%) Cloud Native
11 76 (2.44%) Driving Licence
12 66 (2.12%) User Experience
13 48 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
14 47 (1.51%) Social Media
14 47 (1.51%) Video\Live Streaming
15 46 (1.48%) Virtual Team
16 45 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
17 43 (1.38%) IoT
18 33 (1.06%) Smartphone
19 31 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,821 (58.44%) Windows
2 1,111 (35.65%) Windows Server
3 798 (25.61%) Linux
4 413 (13.25%) Windows 10
5 351 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 281 (9.02%) Windows Server 2019
7 267 (8.57%) Windows Server 2016
8 198 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 171 (5.49%) Unix
10 142 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 135 (4.33%) CentOS
12 88 (2.82%) Mac OS
13 85 (2.73%) Ubuntu
14 79 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 69 (2.21%) Android
16 55 (1.77%) Apple iOS
17 41 (1.32%) VMS
18 38 (1.22%) Windows 7
19 29 (0.93%) Debian
20 25 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 667 (21.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 623 (19.99%) ITIL
3 537 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
4 517 (16.59%) DevOps
5 390 (12.52%) Agile
6 336 (10.78%) CI/CD
7 271 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
8 256 (8.22%) Load Balancing
9 255 (8.18%) Migration
10 212 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 209 (6.71%) Service Delivery
12 206 (6.61%) Change Management
13 198 (6.35%) Project Delivery
14 192 (6.16%) Project Management
15 189 (6.07%) Incident Management
16 182 (5.84%) Service Management
17 181 (5.81%) Computer Science
18 157 (5.04%) High Availability
18 157 (5.04%) Mentoring
19 153 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 746 (23.94%) PowerShell
2 504 (16.17%) Python
3 404 (12.97%) SQL
4 292 (9.37%) Bash
5 166 (5.33%) Java
6 135 (4.33%) PHP
7 124 (3.98%) JavaScript
8 118 (3.79%) Perl
9 111 (3.56%) Shell Script
10 96 (3.08%) Go
11 78 (2.50%) C#
12 74 (2.37%) Ruby
13 49 (1.57%) C++
14 29 (0.93%) C
15 25 (0.80%) Groovy
15 25 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 24 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 21 (0.67%) Scala
18 14 (0.45%) ES6
18 14 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 328 (10.53%) Degree
2 302 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
3 243 (7.80%) Security Cleared
4 239 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 191 (6.13%) CCNA
6 150 (4.81%) SC Cleared
7 130 (4.17%) MCSE
8 115 (3.69%) CCNP
9 88 (2.82%) MCSA
10 78 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 72 (2.31%) DV Cleared
12 56 (1.80%) CCIE
13 49 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 48 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.12%) AWS Certification
15 35 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
16 34 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 31 (0.99%) CISSP
18 30 (0.96%) MCP
19 28 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (8.34%) SLA
2 120 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (2.25%) GDPR
4 42 (1.35%) QA
5 27 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.71%) NIST
8 21 (0.67%) Accessibility
9 20 (0.64%) PCI DSS
10 14 (0.45%) PMO
11 13 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 13 (0.42%) WAI
12 9 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
13 8 (0.26%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.16%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
15 5 (0.16%) JTAG
16 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,727 (55.42%) Active Directory
2 702 (22.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 409 (13.13%) Hyper-V
4 364 (11.68%) Docker
5 207 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
6 206 (6.61%) vSphere
7 82 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
8 77 (2.47%) XenApp
9 56 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
10 55 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
11 45 (1.44%) XenDesktop
12 44 (1.41%) Terminal Services
13 38 (1.22%) iptables
14 36 (1.16%) KVM
15 34 (1.09%) NFS
16 29 (0.93%) BitLocker
16 29 (0.93%) ProxySG
17 27 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 23 (0.74%) Firmware
19 17 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 380 (12.20%) Terraform
2 341 (10.94%) Kubernetes
3 314 (10.08%) SCCM
4 306 (9.82%) Ansible
5 248 (7.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 148 (4.75%) Grafana
7 141 (4.53%) WSUS
8 117 (3.75%) Puppet
9 114 (3.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 103 (3.31%) vCenter Server
11 87 (2.79%) Prometheus
12 77 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
13 73 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
14 67 (2.15%) Nagios
15 56 (1.80%) SCOM
16 55 (1.77%) ZABBIX
17 45 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
18 43 (1.38%) Packer
19 42 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
20 41 (1.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,568 (50.32%) Microsoft
2 991 (31.80%) VMware
3 730 (23.43%) Cisco
4 267 (8.57%) Citrix
5 197 (6.32%) Veeam
6 165 (5.30%) F5
7 158 (5.07%) Google
8 153 (4.91%) Red Hat
9 152 (4.88%) Meraki
10 150 (4.81%) Juniper
11 139 (4.46%) SolarWinds
12 138 (4.43%) Oracle
13 134 (4.30%) HP
14 125 (4.01%) Dell
15 118 (3.79%) Palo Alto
16 111 (3.56%) ServiceNow
17 100 (3.21%) Splunk
18 99 (3.18%) Apple
19 62 (1.99%) IBM
19 62 (1.99%) NetApp