Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 123 154
Rank change year-on-year -19 +31 -8
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,723 3,205 3,482
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.28% 2.62% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.19% 17.46% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,662 2,608 2,840
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +0.72%

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 10,025 18,356 22,477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 15.02% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,763 14,677 17,774
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 -7 1,607 £45,000 +8.43% 320
UK excluding London -3 1,200 £40,000 +6.67% 275
London -44 453 £60,000 +26.32% 67
North of England +50 359 £37,500 - 66
South East +3 339 £50,000 +25.00% 70
Work from Home +25 297 £52,500 -8.70% 50
South West +3 187 £39,000 +9.86% 22
Midlands -26 177 £40,000 +19.40% 63
North West +17 158 £42,000 +29.23% 42
Yorkshire +51 155 £32,500 -18.75% 18
West Midlands -27 117 £42,500 +30.77% 33
East of England -3 79 £40,000 -5.88% 31
East Midlands +5 60 £37,000 +4.23% 30
North East +48 46 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Scotland -24 30 £37,500 - 13
Wales +7 29 £37,500 - 11
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Northern Ireland -12 1 £55,000 +71.88%

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 1,090 (63.26%) Active Directory
2 1,067 (61.93%) DHCP
3 1,059 (61.46%) Windows
4 900 (52.23%) Microsoft
5 841 (48.81%) VMware
6 714 (41.44%) Microsoft 365
7 687 (39.87%) Azure
8 665 (38.60%) Windows Server
9 655 (38.02%) Firewall
10 575 (33.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 549 (31.86%) TCP/IP
12 440 (25.54%) PowerShell
13 427 (24.78%) Cisco
14 386 (22.40%) Linux
15 383 (22.23%) Hyper-V
16 371 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 347 (20.14%) AWS
18 329 (19.09%) VPN
19 315 (18.28%) ITIL
20 309 (17.93%) WAN
21 302 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
22 289 (16.77%) Citrix
23 284 (16.48%) VLAN
24 258 (14.97%) LAN
25 255 (14.80%) MS Exchange
26 252 (14.63%) Windows 10
27 242 (14.05%) Windows Server 2016
28 211 (12.25%) Python
29 202 (11.72%) Data Centre
29 202 (11.72%) SAN

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
1 255 (14.80%) MS Exchange
2 174 (10.10%) SharePoint
3 82 (4.76%) IIS
4 78 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 76 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 46 (2.67%) Confluence
7 45 (2.61%) Skype for Business
8 29 (1.68%) Apache
9 24 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (0.99%) nginx
11 16 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (0.87%) Apache Spark
12 15 (0.87%) CMS
13 12 (0.70%) Drupal
13 12 (0.70%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.52%) WordPress
16 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
17 7 (0.41%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 129 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.35%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Eikon
3 3 (0.17%) Q-Pulse
3 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.12%) Relativity
4 2 (0.12%) Tradar
5 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 714 (41.44%) Microsoft 365
2 687 (39.87%) Azure
3 347 (20.14%) AWS
4 156 (9.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 146 (8.47%) IaaS
6 142 (8.24%) PaaS
7 132 (7.66%) SaaS
8 81 (4.70%) GCP
9 62 (3.60%) OneDrive
10 51 (2.96%) Serverless
11 40 (2.32%) Power Platform
12 38 (2.21%) Mimecast
13 36 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
14 33 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
15 32 (1.86%) PowerApps
16 30 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 26 (1.51%) Azure Functions
18 24 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
18 24 (1.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,067 (61.93%) DHCP
2 655 (38.02%) Firewall
3 549 (31.86%) TCP/IP
4 329 (19.09%) VPN
5 309 (17.93%) WAN
6 284 (16.48%) VLAN
7 258 (14.97%) LAN
8 202 (11.72%) SAN
9 154 (8.94%) VoIP
10 151 (8.76%) Network Security
11 140 (8.13%) HTTP
12 138 (8.01%) Wireless
13 129 (7.49%) Internet
14 122 (7.08%) SSL
15 95 (5.51%) MPLS
16 90 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
17 78 (4.53%) Remote Desktop
18 77 (4.47%) BGP
18 77 (4.47%) FTP
19 71 (4.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
3 42 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (1.92%) MySQL
5 19 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
6 18 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.99%) Big Data
8 14 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
10 11 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (0.64%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.41%) BigQuery
11 7 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.41%) Power BI
12 6 (0.35%) Bigtable
12 6 (0.35%) Impala
12 6 (0.35%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 76 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 72 (4.18%) JIRA
3 71 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.92%) Bitbucket
5 19 (1.10%) Artifactory
5 19 (1.10%) GitLab
6 14 (0.81%) Maven
7 13 (0.75%) Gradle
8 12 (0.70%) Subversion
9 11 (0.64%) Gerrit
9 11 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.46%) Ant
10 8 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.46%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.41%) Bitbucket Server
12 6 (0.35%) git-flow
12 6 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.23%) Fiddler
13 4 (0.23%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 202 (11.72%) Finance
2 72 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 50 (2.90%) Banking
4 41 (2.38%) Law
5 30 (1.74%) Legal
6 26 (1.51%) Marketing
7 24 (1.39%) Public Sector
8 23 (1.33%) Electronics
9 22 (1.28%) Games
10 20 (1.16%) Retail
11 18 (1.04%) Back Office
12 14 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.75%) German Language
13 13 (0.75%) Local Government
14 12 (0.70%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.52%) Military
17 8 (0.46%) Billing
18 6 (0.35%) Financial Institution
19 5 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 296 (17.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 232 (13.46%) Support Engineer
3 209 (12.13%) IT Engineer
4 176 (10.21%) Analyst
5 165 (9.58%) Network Engineer
6 123 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 106 (6.15%) IT Support
8 96 (5.57%) Systems Engineer
9 95 (5.51%) Administrator
10 85 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 84 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
12 83 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
13 67 (3.89%) Architect
13 67 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
14 66 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
15 64 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 62 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
16 62 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
17 60 (3.48%) VMware Engineer
18 55 (3.19%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.95%) LDAP
2 54 (3.13%) Web Services
3 47 (2.73%) .NET
4 32 (1.86%) RESTful
5 27 (1.57%) 802.1X
6 23 (1.33%) HTML
7 21 (1.22%) CSS
8 20 (1.16%) JSON
9 19 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (0.93%) Kafka
11 15 (0.87%) SAML
12 14 (0.81%) YAML
13 13 (0.75%) XML
14 9 (0.52%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.52%) Node.js
14 9 (0.52%) REST
15 8 (0.46%) jQuery
15 8 (0.46%) LAMP
16 7 (0.41%) Velocity
17 6 (0.35%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 202 (11.72%) Data Centre
2 123 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 67 (3.89%) Replication
5 63 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 59 (3.42%) Public Cloud
7 50 (2.90%) Clustering
8 47 (2.73%) PKI
9 39 (2.26%) Cloud Native
10 27 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
11 26 (1.51%) Driving Licence
12 25 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
13 23 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 20 (1.16%) User Experience
15 19 (1.10%) Private Cloud
16 18 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
17 17 (0.99%) Client/Server
18 15 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
19 13 (0.75%) EPoS
20 12 (0.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1,059 (61.46%) Windows
2 665 (38.60%) Windows Server
3 386 (22.40%) Linux
4 302 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 252 (14.63%) Windows 10
6 242 (14.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 155 (9.00%) Windows Server 2019
8 139 (8.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 97 (5.63%) Windows 7
10 73 (4.24%) Unix
11 68 (3.95%) CentOS
12 50 (2.90%) Ubuntu
13 42 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 36 (2.09%) Android
15 34 (1.97%) Windows 8
16 33 (1.92%) Mac OS
16 33 (1.92%) Mac OS X
17 27 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (1.28%) Debian
19 15 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 315 (18.28%) ITIL
3 201 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
4 168 (9.75%) DevOps
5 140 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 120 (6.96%) Migration
7 116 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
8 114 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (4.88%) Service Management
10 78 (4.53%) Configuration Management
11 76 (4.41%) Load Balancing
12 75 (4.35%) Information Security
13 72 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 71 (4.12%) Service Delivery
15 69 (4.00%) Project Delivery
16 65 (3.77%) Infrastructure as Code
17 64 (3.71%) Project Management
18 60 (3.48%) Mentoring
18 60 (3.48%) Server Management
19 56 (3.25%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 440 (25.54%) PowerShell
2 211 (12.25%) Python
3 194 (11.26%) SQL
4 115 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 52 (3.02%) Java
6 49 (2.84%) Perl
7 46 (2.67%) Ruby
8 43 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 28 (1.63%) C
10 27 (1.57%) PHP
11 22 (1.28%) JavaScript
12 21 (1.22%) Go
13 17 (0.99%) VB
14 14 (0.81%) C#
14 14 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.75%) VBScript
16 12 (0.70%) C++
16 12 (0.70%) Groovy
17 9 (0.52%) R
17 9 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 200 (11.61%) Cisco Certification
2 148 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (7.25%) CCNP
4 119 (6.91%) CCNA
5 112 (6.50%) Security Cleared
6 92 (5.34%) Degree
7 91 (5.28%) MCSE
8 88 (5.11%) SC Cleared
9 71 (4.12%) MCSA
10 51 (2.96%) MCP
11 46 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 41 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
13 39 (2.26%) CISSP
14 30 (1.74%) DV Cleared
15 27 (1.57%) MCITP
16 23 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
17 21 (1.22%) CCIE
18 20 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
18 20 (1.16%) JNCIP
19 19 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (8.13%) SLA
2 58 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (2.79%) GDPR
4 27 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 19 (1.10%) NIST
6 18 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 14 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.64%) QA
9 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.35%) OpenSCAP
11 5 (0.29%) PMO
12 3 (0.17%) COBIT
12 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.12%) GLBA
13 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,090 (63.26%) Active Directory
2 575 (33.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 383 (22.23%) Hyper-V
4 150 (8.71%) vSphere
5 118 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
6 99 (5.75%) Docker
7 90 (5.22%) XenDesktop
8 75 (4.35%) XenApp
9 60 (3.48%) Virtual Servers
10 46 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
11 43 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 36 (2.09%) VMware NSX
13 30 (1.74%) Firmware
14 27 (1.57%) KVM
15 23 (1.33%) Xen
16 17 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 17 (0.99%) NFS
16 17 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
16 17 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
17 16 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 186 (10.80%) SCCM
2 172 (9.98%) Ansible
3 131 (7.60%) Terraform
4 117 (6.79%) Kubernetes
5 115 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 95 (5.51%) Puppet
7 67 (3.89%) WSUS
8 61 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
9 58 (3.37%) SCOM
10 42 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
11 39 (2.26%) Nagios
12 25 (1.45%) vCenter Server
13 21 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
13 21 (1.22%) SCVMM
14 19 (1.10%) vRealize
15 18 (1.04%) HAProxy
16 17 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
16 17 (0.99%) NetBackup
17 15 (0.87%) Nessus
18 14 (0.81%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 900 (52.23%) Microsoft
2 841 (48.81%) VMware
3 427 (24.78%) Cisco
4 289 (16.77%) Citrix
5 134 (7.78%) Dell
6 130 (7.54%) Veeam
7 104 (6.04%) Meraki
8 96 (5.57%) HP
9 87 (5.05%) F5
10 79 (4.59%) Google
11 78 (4.53%) SolarWinds
12 67 (3.89%) CheckPoint
13 65 (3.77%) Juniper
13 65 (3.77%) Red Hat
14 64 (3.71%) EMC
15 60 (3.48%) NetApp
16 55 (3.19%) Avaya
16 55 (3.19%) Oracle
17 54 (3.13%) Apple
17 54 (3.13%) Sophos