Domain Name System (DNS)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring DNS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited DNS over the 6 months leading up to 21 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 145 150 231
Rank change year-on-year +5 +81 -43
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,762 1,868 3,249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.25% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.76% 14.05% 14.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,404 1,481 2,327
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,225 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.06% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +2.41%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

DNS falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,938 13,296 22,889
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.47% 16.03% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7,842 7,491 12,433
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,500 £28,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £36,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,253 £52,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.21% -0.95% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,167 £70,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £87,419 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

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 21 July 2024.

Salary histogram for DNS in the UK

DNS
Top 19 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 2024. 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 +14 1,622 £45,000 +5.88% 246
UK excluding London -5 1,315 £40,000 - 235
Work from Home +47 672 £50,000 +11.11% 108
London +1 409 £55,000 - 38
South East -32 351 £42,500 +6.25% 64
North of England +7 296 £43,000 +1.18% 72
Midlands +29 288 £37,500 - 39
North West -15 150 £46,250 +2.78% 42
West Midlands +2 145 £39,750 +4.61% 27
South West -4 145 £40,000 - 16
East Midlands +28 139 £37,500 +4.58% 12
East of England -6 127 £41,500 +12.16% 29
Yorkshire +40 121 £33,250 -4.45% 24
Wales +41 56 £34,000 -9.33% 6
Scotland -38 48 £37,000 +5.71% 14
North East -9 31 £44,274 +10.97% 9
Northern Ireland +13 9 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Channel Islands - 3 £85,000 -
Isle of Man - 2 £43,000 - 1

DNS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 416 (23.61%) Microsoft Exchange
2 253 (14.36%) SharePoint
3 100 (5.68%) IIS
4 46 (2.61%) WebLogic
5 25 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (1.36%) Confluence
7 23 (1.31%) CMS
8 22 (1.25%) WordPress
9 21 (1.19%) Skype for Business
10 20 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (1.02%) Apache
12 16 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (0.74%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.62%) nginx
15 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.34%) Umbraco
16 2 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 2 (0.11%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 222 (12.60%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.23%) Trello
6 1 (0.057%) CATIA
6 1 (0.057%) NASTRAN
6 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 46 (2.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 12 (0.68%) Fidessa
3 6 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.23%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.057%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.057%) Eikon
5 1 (0.057%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.057%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.057%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.057%) Salesforce CRM
5 1 (0.057%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 938 (53.23%) Azure
2 789 (44.78%) Microsoft 365
3 335 (19.01%) AWS
4 314 (17.82%) Entra ID
5 116 (6.58%) IaaS
6 88 (4.99%) OneDrive
7 72 (4.09%) SaaS
8 70 (3.97%) PaaS
9 54 (3.06%) Azure DevOps
10 53 (3.01%) Power Platform
11 50 (2.84%) Amazon EKS
11 50 (2.84%) Mimecast
12 48 (2.72%) Nutanix
13 46 (2.61%) Amazon SQS
14 45 (2.55%) GCP
15 36 (2.04%) GitHub
16 32 (1.82%) Google Workspace
17 28 (1.59%) Azure Monitor
17 28 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
17 28 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,061 (60.22%) DHCP
2 713 (40.47%) Firewall
3 590 (33.48%) TCP/IP
4 370 (21.00%) VPN
5 357 (20.26%) WAN
6 312 (17.71%) LAN
7 226 (12.83%) VLAN
8 180 (10.22%) Wireless
9 162 (9.19%) Wi-Fi
10 145 (8.23%) SAN
11 140 (7.95%) SSL
12 106 (6.02%) Network Security
13 99 (5.62%) BGP
14 89 (5.05%) HTTP
15 86 (4.88%) VoIP
16 79 (4.48%) SD-WAN
17 69 (3.92%) Internet
18 62 (3.52%) IPsec
19 59 (3.35%) MPLS
20 56 (3.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 87 (4.94%) Amazon RDS
3 55 (3.12%) Relational Database
4 54 (3.06%) Oracle Database
5 49 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 27 (1.53%) Power BI
7 25 (1.42%) MySQL
8 20 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.68%) Redis
11 11 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.28%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.23%) GIS
14 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.17%) Data Lake
15 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 2 (0.11%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 46 (2.61%) Git
1 46 (2.61%) JIRA
2 44 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.08%) GitLab
4 10 (0.57%) Trac
5 7 (0.40%) Katalon Studio
6 5 (0.28%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.23%) Charles Proxy
8 3 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.17%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.11%) Browser DevTools
9 2 (0.11%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.057%) Grunt
10 1 (0.057%) Hudson
10 1 (0.057%) Selenium
10 1 (0.057%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.057%) webpack
General
1 513 (29.11%) Social Skills
2 195 (11.07%) Finance
3 169 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.86%) Public Sector
5 60 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.44%) Aerospace
7 41 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
8 37 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 36 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
10 33 (1.87%) Banking
10 33 (1.87%) Law
11 31 (1.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 31 (1.76%) Marketing
12 28 (1.59%) Retail
13 23 (1.31%) Games
14 22 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
15 15 (0.85%) Legal
16 11 (0.62%) Automotive
17 10 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
18 7 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 355 (20.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 246 (13.96%) Senior
3 203 (11.52%) IT Support
4 202 (11.46%) Support Engineer
5 198 (11.24%) Analyst
6 174 (9.88%) IT Engineer
7 132 (7.49%) Network Engineer
8 129 (7.32%) Lead
9 111 (6.30%) Architect
10 96 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 82 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 81 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
13 79 (4.48%) Support Analyst
14 76 (4.31%) IT Technician
15 72 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 71 (4.03%) Support Technician
17 69 (3.92%) Administrator
18 68 (3.86%) IT Analyst
19 66 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
20 58 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.52%) .NET
1 62 (3.52%) REST
2 54 (3.06%) HTML
3 50 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
4 46 (2.61%) CSS
4 46 (2.61%) Spring Boot
5 34 (1.93%) React
6 32 (1.82%) LDAP
7 29 (1.65%) SAML
8 27 (1.53%) YAML
9 26 (1.48%) 802.1X
9 26 (1.48%) ASP.NET
9 26 (1.48%) jQuery
10 25 (1.42%) ARM Templates
11 23 (1.31%) Vue
12 22 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (1.14%) AngularJS
14 19 (1.08%) Tailwind CSS
14 19 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (1.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 178 (10.10%) Data Centre
2 119 (6.75%) Public Cloud
3 111 (6.30%) Self-Motivation
4 98 (5.56%) PKI
5 86 (4.88%) Driving Licence
6 75 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
7 67 (3.80%) Management Information System
8 64 (3.63%) Replication
9 51 (2.89%) Onboarding
10 44 (2.50%) Clustering
11 40 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
12 38 (2.16%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (1.25%) Security Posture
15 20 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
16 16 (0.91%) Smartphone
17 15 (0.85%) IoT
18 14 (0.79%) NHS
19 13 (0.74%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,134 (64.36%) Windows
2 699 (39.67%) Windows Server
3 400 (22.70%) Linux
4 276 (15.66%) Windows 10
5 197 (11.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 176 (9.99%) Windows Server 2019
7 133 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 108 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (3.41%) Apple iOS
11 55 (3.12%) Unix
12 54 (3.06%) Android
13 48 (2.72%) Mac OS
14 39 (2.21%) CentOS
15 37 (2.10%) Ubuntu
16 36 (2.04%) Windows 7
17 28 (1.59%) VMS
18 25 (1.42%) Mac OS X
19 20 (1.14%) Windows 8
20 14 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (23.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 392 (22.25%) Problem-Solving
3 334 (18.96%) ITIL
4 249 (14.13%) Customer Service
5 212 (12.03%) Agile
6 205 (11.63%) DevOps
7 184 (10.44%) Cybersecurity
8 158 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 139 (7.89%) Project Management
10 136 (7.72%) Migration
11 111 (6.30%) Load Balancing
12 100 (5.68%) Infrastructure as Code
13 98 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
14 97 (5.51%) Mentoring
15 94 (5.33%) Service Management
16 88 (4.99%) Open Source
17 87 (4.94%) Actionable Insight
17 87 (4.94%) Computer Science
18 84 (4.77%) Scrum
19 82 (4.65%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 390 (22.13%) PowerShell
2 185 (10.50%) Python
3 174 (9.88%) SQL
4 103 (5.85%) Bash
5 80 (4.54%) Java
6 71 (4.03%) C#
7 53 (3.01%) JavaScript
8 38 (2.16%) Perl
9 34 (1.93%) VBScript
10 21 (1.19%) VB
11 19 (1.08%) Bicep
11 19 (1.08%) XAML
12 18 (1.02%) Ruby
13 16 (0.91%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.74%) C++
15 11 (0.62%) C
16 8 (0.45%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.40%) Go
17 7 (0.40%) PHP
17 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 236 (13.39%) Degree
2 226 (12.83%) Security Cleared
3 155 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 123 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (6.30%) Azure Certification
6 102 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 97 (5.51%) CCNA
8 95 (5.39%) DV Cleared
9 70 (3.97%) AWS Certification
10 62 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 50 (2.84%) CCNP
12 49 (2.78%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 39 (2.21%) MCSE
14 34 (1.93%) DBS Check
15 32 (1.82%) MCSA
16 28 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 26 (1.48%) MCP
18 20 (1.14%) CISSP
18 20 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.73%) SLA
2 67 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 37 (2.10%) GDPR
5 13 (0.74%) SOC 2
6 12 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.68%) NIST
7 11 (0.62%) QA
8 9 (0.51%) COBIT
9 8 (0.45%) Accessibility
9 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.40%) NCSC
10 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.17%) PMO
13 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.057%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,106 (62.77%) Active Directory
2 379 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 314 (17.82%) Hyper-V
4 95 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
6 75 (4.26%) Docker
7 67 (3.80%) vSphere
8 50 (2.84%) Virtual Desktop
9 46 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 19 (1.08%) Terminal Services
12 18 (1.02%) pfSense
13 17 (0.96%) NFS
14 16 (0.91%) XenApp
15 15 (0.85%) Firmware
16 11 (0.62%) VMware NSX
17 8 (0.45%) Embedded Firmware
17 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.45%) VMware Server
18 6 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 272 (15.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 168 (9.53%) SCCM
3 131 (7.43%) Ansible
4 106 (6.02%) Terraform
5 104 (5.90%) Kubernetes
5 104 (5.90%) WSUS
6 84 (4.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 69 (3.92%) SCOM
8 54 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
9 53 (3.01%) Puppet
10 37 (2.10%) vCenter Server
11 30 (1.70%) Grafana
12 24 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 23 (1.31%) Prometheus
14 21 (1.19%) ZABBIX
15 20 (1.14%) FortiGate
15 20 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
16 16 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
16 16 (0.91%) SCDPM
17 15 (0.85%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 932 (52.89%) Microsoft
2 572 (32.46%) VMware
3 282 (16.00%) Cisco
4 138 (7.83%) Veeam
5 127 (7.21%) Citrix
6 107 (6.07%) Oracle
7 92 (5.22%) Dell
8 87 (4.94%) Red Hat
9 75 (4.26%) Apple
9 75 (4.26%) Fortinet
10 74 (4.20%) Meraki
11 68 (3.86%) Juniper
12 65 (3.69%) SolarWinds
13 59 (3.35%) HP
14 53 (3.01%) Google
15 46 (2.61%) Sparx
16 45 (2.55%) Palo Alto
17 39 (2.21%) ServiceNow
18 33 (1.87%) Bloomberg
18 33 (1.87%) Sophos