Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 142 116
Rank change year-on-year -31 -26 +23
Permanent jobs citing DNS 2,227 1,677 4,185
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 2.37% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.25% 15.52% 18.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,767 1,379 3,124
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £58,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £36,794 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.79% -8.01% -

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 14,599 10,803 22,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 15.26% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10,203 8,636 17,237
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,289 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,063 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 July 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 24 July 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 -22 2,076 £45,000 +5.88% 599
UK excluding London -17 1,471 £41,500 +12.79% 480
London -63 684 £54,000 -1.82% 137
South East -12 439 £42,500 +17.89% 131
Work from Home -76 368 £47,500 -9.52% 81
North of England -4 326 £42,500 +11.84% 124
Midlands -15 286 £41,250 +10.00% 87
South West +2 197 £40,000 +6.67% 62
West Midlands -28 191 £40,000 +10.34% 56
North West -7 141 £42,500 +15.04% 65
Yorkshire -9 138 £41,500 +9.21% 44
East of England -15 135 £45,000 +28.57% 55
East Midlands +4 95 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Scotland -48 56 £35,250 -27.18% 11
North East -2 47 £40,000 - 15
Wales -26 30 £37,500 +5.63% 9
Northern Ireland -40 4 - - 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1,379 (61.92%) Windows
2 1,372 (61.61%) DHCP
3 1,310 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 1,119 (50.25%) Microsoft
5 945 (42.43%) Azure
6 897 (40.28%) Windows Server
7 870 (39.07%) Microsoft 365
8 814 (36.55%) Firewall
8 814 (36.55%) VMware
9 733 (32.91%) TCP/IP
10 598 (26.85%) Linux
11 565 (25.37%) PowerShell
12 553 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 548 (24.61%) Social Skills
14 490 (22.00%) AWS
15 477 (21.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 469 (21.06%) VPN
17 435 (19.53%) Cisco
18 408 (18.32%) Hyper-V
19 358 (16.08%) WAN
20 352 (15.81%) ITIL
21 347 (15.58%) LAN
22 337 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
23 306 (13.74%) SQL
24 301 (13.52%) Windows 10
25 299 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
26 297 (13.34%) Citrix
27 290 (13.02%) VLAN
28 285 (12.80%) DevOps
29 284 (12.75%) MS Exchange

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
1 284 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 251 (11.27%) SharePoint
3 148 (6.65%) IIS
4 98 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 67 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 64 (2.87%) Apache
7 63 (2.83%) WordPress
8 50 (2.25%) nginx
8 50 (2.25%) Skype for Business
9 39 (1.75%) Confluence
10 37 (1.66%) CMS
11 24 (1.08%) Tomcat
12 22 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.58%) Apache Spark
16 13 (0.58%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 249 (11.18%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.31%) Gephi
6 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Sketch
7 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.045%) Maya
8 1 (0.045%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 23 (1.03%) Magento
2 10 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.31%) Sage 200
4 6 (0.27%) Relativity
4 6 (0.27%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.18%) FastStats
5 4 (0.18%) Unica
6 3 (0.13%) Sage 300 ERP
6 3 (0.13%) Sage CRM
6 3 (0.13%) Shopify
7 2 (0.090%) assyst
7 2 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.090%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 945 (42.43%) Azure
2 870 (39.07%) Microsoft 365
3 490 (22.00%) AWS
4 223 (10.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 192 (8.62%) SaaS
6 168 (7.54%) IaaS
7 155 (6.96%) PaaS
8 96 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
9 89 (4.00%) OneDrive
10 81 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (3.23%) GCP
12 67 (3.01%) GitHub
13 64 (2.87%) Serverless
14 49 (2.20%) Amazon S3
15 48 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 46 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
17 44 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
17 44 (1.98%) Route 53
18 43 (1.93%) Mimecast
19 36 (1.62%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 1,372 (61.61%) DHCP
2 814 (36.55%) Firewall
3 733 (32.91%) TCP/IP
4 469 (21.06%) VPN
5 358 (16.08%) WAN
6 347 (15.58%) LAN
7 290 (13.02%) VLAN
8 199 (8.94%) SAN
9 183 (8.22%) Internet
10 171 (7.68%) HTTP
11 167 (7.50%) SSL
11 167 (7.50%) Wireless
12 158 (7.09%) VoIP
13 153 (6.87%) Network Security
14 131 (5.88%) SMTP
15 124 (5.57%) Wi-Fi
16 117 (5.25%) MPLS
17 91 (4.09%) Remote Desktop
18 83 (3.73%) BGP
19 71 (3.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.76%) MySQL
3 74 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
4 63 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 34 (1.53%) Big Data
7 20 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 18 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (0.81%) MariaDB
9 17 (0.76%) Relational Database
10 16 (0.72%) Power BI
11 15 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (0.58%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.54%) Redis
14 11 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.45%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
17 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 112 (5.03%) JIRA
2 107 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 92 (4.13%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.99%) Bitbucket
4 22 (0.99%) GitLab
4 22 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 16 (0.72%) Selenium
8 15 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (0.54%) Maven
11 11 (0.49%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.40%) Cypress.io
13 7 (0.31%) Terragrunt
14 6 (0.27%) Bitbucket Server
14 6 (0.27%) git-flow
14 6 (0.27%) PHPUnit
14 6 (0.27%) webpack
General
1 548 (24.61%) Social Skills
2 230 (10.33%) Finance
3 180 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 81 (3.64%) Legal
6 67 (3.01%) Law
7 56 (2.51%) Organisational Skills
8 55 (2.47%) Public Sector
9 52 (2.33%) Marketing
10 48 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
11 46 (2.07%) Retail
12 43 (1.93%) Banking
13 38 (1.71%) Manufacturing
14 26 (1.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 25 (1.12%) Influencing Skills
16 24 (1.08%) Games
17 22 (0.99%) Back Office
18 18 (0.81%) Local Government
19 15 (0.67%) Automotive
19 15 (0.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 383 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 299 (13.43%) Support Engineer
3 201 (9.03%) Analyst
4 192 (8.62%) IT Engineer
5 172 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 169 (7.59%) Network Engineer
7 154 (6.92%) Administrator
8 153 (6.87%) IT Support
9 131 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
10 120 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 116 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
12 109 (4.89%) Support Analyst
13 94 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
14 92 (4.13%) Developer
15 91 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 88 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
17 78 (3.50%) IT Manager
18 77 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 77 (3.46%) Windows Engineer
19 76 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (4.27%) Web Services
2 94 (4.22%) HTML
3 90 (4.04%) CSS
4 81 (3.64%) .NET
5 72 (3.23%) RESTful
6 65 (2.92%) LDAP
7 47 (2.11%) 802.1X
8 42 (1.89%) LAMP
9 41 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
9 41 (1.84%) REST
10 39 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
11 36 (1.62%) Node.js
11 36 (1.62%) React
12 34 (1.53%) LAPP Stack
13 30 (1.35%) SAML
14 29 (1.30%) Sass
15 28 (1.26%) AngularJS
15 28 (1.26%) Kafka
16 26 (1.17%) XML
17 24 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 248 (11.14%) Data Centre
2 100 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (3.95%) Public Cloud
4 85 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 83 (3.73%) User Experience
6 82 (3.68%) Clustering
7 77 (3.46%) Replication
8 72 (3.23%) Driving Licence
9 69 (3.10%) PKI
10 55 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
11 45 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 29 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 28 (1.26%) Private Cloud
14 27 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
15 24 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
15 24 (1.08%) Hedge funds
16 17 (0.76%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
17 14 (0.63%) BYOD
18 13 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,379 (61.92%) Windows
2 897 (40.28%) Windows Server
3 598 (26.85%) Linux
4 337 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 301 (13.52%) Windows 10
6 219 (9.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 195 (8.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 144 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (4.13%) Windows 7
10 91 (4.09%) CentOS
11 83 (3.73%) Unix
12 66 (2.96%) Ubuntu
13 61 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 60 (2.69%) Android
15 50 (2.25%) Mac OS
16 49 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 44 (1.98%) Apple iOS
18 42 (1.89%) Windows 8
19 37 (1.66%) Mac OS X
20 34 (1.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (21.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 352 (15.81%) ITIL
3 299 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
4 285 (12.80%) DevOps
5 215 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
6 165 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 160 (7.18%) Migration
8 137 (6.15%) Load Balancing
9 128 (5.75%) Change Management
10 123 (5.52%) Cybersecurity
11 120 (5.39%) Configuration Management
12 116 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 111 (4.98%) Computer Science
14 110 (4.94%) Project Management
15 108 (4.85%) Information Security
16 107 (4.80%) Mentoring
17 102 (4.58%) Project Delivery
18 100 (4.49%) Service Delivery
19 87 (3.91%) Infrastructure as Code
20 86 (3.86%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 565 (25.37%) PowerShell
2 306 (13.74%) SQL
3 272 (12.21%) Python
4 140 (6.29%) Bash Shell
5 116 (5.21%) PHP
6 115 (5.16%) JavaScript
7 63 (2.83%) Perl
8 59 (2.65%) Java
9 45 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 39 (1.75%) C#
11 32 (1.44%) C
12 30 (1.35%) C++
13 28 (1.26%) VBScript
14 24 (1.08%) Ruby
15 19 (0.85%) VB
16 15 (0.67%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.63%) R
18 12 (0.54%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.49%) ES6
Qualifications
1 174 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
2 165 (7.41%) Degree
3 139 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (4.98%) CCNA
5 104 (4.67%) Security Cleared
6 99 (4.45%) CCNP
7 74 (3.32%) MCSE
8 61 (2.74%) MCSA
9 48 (2.16%) SC Cleared
10 44 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 43 (1.93%) CISSP
11 43 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (1.57%) MCP
13 28 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 27 (1.21%) CCIE
14 27 (1.21%) DV Cleared
15 25 (1.12%) CISM
16 21 (0.94%) JNCIP
16 21 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
17 20 (0.90%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (6.69%) SLA
2 62 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.62%) QA
4 29 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (1.26%) GDPR
6 21 (0.94%) PMO
7 20 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (0.81%) NIST
9 17 (0.76%) PCI DSS
10 15 (0.67%) ITGC
11 14 (0.63%) Accessibility
12 8 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.31%) NCSC
13 7 (0.31%) WCAG
14 5 (0.22%) COBIT
14 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
16 3 (0.13%) GRC
17 2 (0.090%) OpenSCAP
System Software
1 1,310 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 553 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 408 (18.32%) Hyper-V
4 177 (7.95%) vSphere
5 146 (6.56%) Docker
6 106 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 78 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 66 (2.96%) XenApp
9 45 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
10 44 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 44 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
11 32 (1.44%) iptables
12 29 (1.30%) NFS
13 26 (1.17%) RHEV
14 22 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.99%) VMware NSX
15 21 (0.94%) Firmware
16 15 (0.67%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.58%) VMware Server
18 12 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 184 (8.26%) Ansible
2 178 (7.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 178 (7.99%) SCCM
3 146 (6.56%) Kubernetes
4 141 (6.33%) Terraform
5 124 (5.57%) Puppet
6 98 (4.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 80 (3.59%) WSUS
8 76 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
9 70 (3.14%) SCOM
10 56 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
11 39 (1.75%) HAProxy
12 38 (1.71%) Grafana
13 36 (1.62%) vCenter Server
14 33 (1.48%) Nagios
15 30 (1.35%) vRealize
16 28 (1.26%) Nessus
17 26 (1.17%) FortiGate
17 26 (1.17%) ZABBIX
18 25 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,119 (50.25%) Microsoft
2 814 (36.55%) VMware
3 435 (19.53%) Cisco
4 297 (13.34%) Citrix
5 158 (7.09%) Dell
6 155 (6.96%) Veeam
7 115 (5.16%) HP
8 109 (4.89%) Meraki
9 90 (4.04%) Red Hat
10 89 (4.00%) F5
11 85 (3.82%) Apple
12 81 (3.64%) Palo Alto
13 79 (3.55%) SolarWinds
14 73 (3.28%) Google
15 72 (3.23%) Oracle
16 67 (3.01%) Splunk
17 66 (2.96%) NetApp
18 62 (2.78%) Juniper
19 55 (2.47%) Aruba
20 54 (2.42%) CheckPoint