Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 147 125
Rank change year-on-year -31 -22 +17
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,954 1,960 3,996
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.35% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.32% 15.82% 17.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,563 1,570 2,989
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £58,750 £59,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.67% -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 12,757 12,393 22,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 14.89% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9,116 9,866 17,186
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,277 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% +1.09%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £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 16 June 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 16 June 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 -20 1,824 £45,000 +5.88% 370
UK excluding London -31 1,313 £41,500 +10.67% 292
London -47 587 £55,000 +4.76% 96
South East -3 381 £45,000 +12.50% 61
Work from Home -43 323 £45,000 -14.29% 58
North of England -2 318 £42,500 +11.32% 90
Midlands -27 228 £41,000 +22.39% 63
South West -9 204 £40,000 +6.67% 39
West Midlands -39 158 £41,000 +26.15% 40
Yorkshire -8 141 £40,000 +2.56% 36
North West -7 135 £42,500 +21.43% 43
East of England -35 103 £45,000 +18.42% 22
East Midlands +1 70 £40,000 - 23
Scotland -69 43 £34,000 -11.69% 11
North East +3 42 £43,500 +24.29% 11
Wales +3 33 £37,500 +5.63% 7
Northern Ireland -25 3 - -
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 1,217 (62.28%) DHCP
2 1,198 (61.31%) Windows
3 1,192 (61.00%) Active Directory
4 1,018 (52.10%) Microsoft
5 817 (41.81%) Azure
5 817 (41.81%) Windows Server
6 798 (40.84%) VMware
7 771 (39.46%) Microsoft 365
8 748 (38.28%) Firewall
9 653 (33.42%) TCP/IP
10 563 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 529 (27.07%) Linux
12 515 (26.36%) PowerShell
13 466 (23.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 450 (23.03%) Social Skills
15 429 (21.95%) Cisco
16 425 (21.75%) AWS
17 413 (21.14%) VPN
18 353 (18.07%) Hyper-V
19 316 (16.17%) WAN
20 310 (15.86%) ITIL
21 305 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
22 291 (14.89%) LAN
23 280 (14.33%) Citrix
24 270 (13.82%) VLAN
25 264 (13.51%) MS Exchange
26 256 (13.10%) SQL
27 244 (12.49%) Windows 10
28 243 (12.44%) Finance
29 240 (12.28%) Data Centre

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
1 264 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 218 (11.16%) SharePoint
3 116 (5.94%) IIS
4 93 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 64 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 55 (2.81%) Apache
7 51 (2.61%) nginx
8 46 (2.35%) Skype for Business
9 45 (2.30%) WordPress
10 36 (1.84%) Confluence
11 25 (1.28%) CMS
12 20 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (0.92%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
17 8 (0.41%) Apache Spark
18 6 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 189 (9.67%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.36%) Gephi
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.15%) Sketch
7 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.77%) Magento
2 7 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.26%) Relativity
3 5 (0.26%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.15%) Sage 300 ERP
4 3 (0.15%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.15%) Shopify
5 2 (0.10%) assyst
5 2 (0.10%) FastStats
5 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.10%) Unica
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.051%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 817 (41.81%) Azure
2 771 (39.46%) Microsoft 365
3 425 (21.75%) AWS
4 181 (9.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 154 (7.88%) SaaS
6 132 (6.76%) IaaS
7 122 (6.24%) PaaS
8 81 (4.15%) OneDrive
9 74 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
10 61 (3.12%) GCP
11 60 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
12 44 (2.25%) GitHub
13 43 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 41 (2.10%) Route 53
15 38 (1.94%) Amazon S3
15 38 (1.94%) Mimecast
16 37 (1.89%) Serverless
17 33 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
18 29 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
19 24 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 1,217 (62.28%) DHCP
2 748 (38.28%) Firewall
3 653 (33.42%) TCP/IP
4 413 (21.14%) VPN
5 316 (16.17%) WAN
6 291 (14.89%) LAN
7 270 (13.82%) VLAN
8 201 (10.29%) SAN
9 171 (8.75%) HTTP
10 159 (8.14%) SSL
11 157 (8.03%) Network Security
12 156 (7.98%) Internet
13 153 (7.83%) VoIP
14 144 (7.37%) Wireless
15 112 (5.73%) SMTP
16 95 (4.86%) MPLS
16 95 (4.86%) Wi-Fi
17 91 (4.66%) Remote Desktop
18 86 (4.40%) FTP
19 82 (4.20%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.40%) MySQL
3 65 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
4 56 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (1.74%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.13%) Big Data
7 18 (0.92%) MariaDB
8 14 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.61%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.51%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.31%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.31%) Impala
14 6 (0.31%) Mixpanel
Development Applications
1 99 (5.07%) JIRA
2 74 (3.79%) Git (software)
3 71 (3.63%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 22 (1.13%) GitLab
6 12 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (0.61%) Selenium
7 11 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (0.46%) Cypress.io
9 9 (0.46%) Maven
9 9 (0.46%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.36%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
11 6 (0.31%) git-flow
12 5 (0.26%) Terragrunt
12 5 (0.26%) Zephyr
General
1 450 (23.03%) Social Skills
2 243 (12.44%) Finance
3 142 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 66 (3.38%) Legal
6 55 (2.81%) Law
7 44 (2.25%) Banking
8 43 (2.20%) Public Sector
9 40 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
10 38 (1.94%) Marketing
11 35 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
12 31 (1.59%) Retail
13 24 (1.23%) Manufacturing
14 21 (1.07%) Back Office
15 17 (0.87%) Electronics
15 17 (0.87%) Games
16 15 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
17 14 (0.72%) Local Government
18 12 (0.61%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.61%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 385 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 248 (12.69%) Support Engineer
3 181 (9.26%) Analyst
4 176 (9.01%) Network Engineer
5 175 (8.96%) IT Engineer
6 163 (8.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 148 (7.57%) Administrator
8 123 (6.29%) Systems Administrator
9 108 (5.53%) IT Support
10 101 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 90 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
12 89 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
13 78 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 78 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
14 74 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
14 74 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
15 73 (3.74%) Support Analyst
15 73 (3.74%) Windows Engineer
16 65 (3.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 63 (3.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.94%) Web Services
2 71 (3.63%) LDAP
3 68 (3.48%) HTML
4 66 (3.38%) CSS
5 53 (2.71%) .NET
6 48 (2.46%) RESTful
7 37 (1.89%) 802.1X
8 35 (1.79%) LAMP
9 28 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
9 28 (1.43%) REST
10 27 (1.38%) LAPP Stack
11 25 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
11 25 (1.28%) SAML
12 23 (1.18%) Kafka
13 22 (1.13%) XML
14 21 (1.07%) JSON
14 21 (1.07%) Node.js
15 18 (0.92%) AngularJS
16 16 (0.82%) CSS3
17 15 (0.77%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 240 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 81 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (4.09%) Replication
5 75 (3.84%) Clustering
6 72 (3.68%) Public Cloud
7 65 (3.33%) PKI
8 52 (2.66%) User Experience
9 46 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
10 41 (2.10%) Driving Licence
11 37 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
12 26 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 25 (1.28%) Hedge funds
13 25 (1.28%) Private Cloud
14 19 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
15 17 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
16 15 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
17 14 (0.72%) BYOD
17 14 (0.72%) Fat Client
17 14 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,198 (61.31%) Windows
2 817 (41.81%) Windows Server
3 529 (27.07%) Linux
4 305 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 244 (12.49%) Windows 10
6 208 (10.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 170 (8.70%) Windows Server 2019
8 123 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 85 (4.35%) CentOS
10 82 (4.20%) Windows 7
11 80 (4.09%) Unix
12 64 (3.28%) Ubuntu
13 48 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 43 (2.20%) Android
14 43 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 38 (1.94%) Apple iOS
15 38 (1.94%) Windows 8
16 35 (1.79%) Mac OS
17 29 (1.48%) Mac OS X
18 24 (1.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (23.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 310 (15.86%) ITIL
3 227 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
4 211 (10.80%) DevOps
5 163 (8.34%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 128 (6.55%) Migration
8 118 (6.04%) Cybersecurity
9 115 (5.89%) Load Balancing
10 110 (5.63%) Change Management
10 110 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 104 (5.32%) Project Delivery
12 99 (5.07%) Computer Science
13 98 (5.02%) Configuration Management
14 95 (4.86%) Information Security
15 86 (4.40%) Service Management
16 85 (4.35%) Project Management
17 82 (4.20%) Service Delivery
18 81 (4.15%) Mentoring
19 78 (3.99%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 515 (26.36%) PowerShell
2 256 (13.10%) SQL
3 237 (12.13%) Python
4 140 (7.16%) Bash Shell
5 88 (4.50%) PHP
6 80 (4.09%) JavaScript
7 50 (2.56%) Perl
8 49 (2.51%) Java
9 34 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.48%) Ruby
11 28 (1.43%) C#
12 24 (1.23%) C
13 23 (1.18%) C++
14 22 (1.13%) VB
15 21 (1.07%) VBScript
16 14 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.61%) R
18 10 (0.51%) ES6
18 10 (0.51%) Go
19 8 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 196 (10.03%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (6.65%) Degree
3 124 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 121 (6.19%) CCNP
5 117 (5.99%) CCNA
6 102 (5.22%) Security Cleared
7 75 (3.84%) MCSE
8 57 (2.92%) SC Cleared
9 51 (2.61%) MCSA
10 40 (2.05%) CISSP
10 40 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (1.94%) MCP
12 33 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 32 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (1.59%) CCIE
15 27 (1.38%) JNCIP
16 24 (1.23%) CISM
16 24 (1.23%) DV Cleared
17 19 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
18 18 (0.92%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (7.42%) SLA
2 60 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.84%) GDPR
4 31 (1.59%) QA
5 28 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (1.02%) NIST
7 19 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.97%) PMO
8 14 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.51%) ITGC
10 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.26%) NCSC
11 5 (0.26%) OpenSCAP
12 4 (0.20%) COBIT
13 3 (0.15%) GRC
14 2 (0.10%) GLBA
15 1 (0.051%) Def Stans
15 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,192 (61.00%) Active Directory
2 563 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 353 (18.07%) Hyper-V
4 165 (8.44%) vSphere
5 123 (6.29%) Docker
6 104 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
7 79 (4.04%) XenDesktop
8 66 (3.38%) XenApp
9 50 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
10 48 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
11 41 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 27 (1.38%) VMware NSX
14 26 (1.33%) RHEV
15 25 (1.28%) Firmware
16 20 (1.02%) NFS
17 18 (0.92%) DFS Replication
17 18 (0.92%) iptables
18 13 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
19 12 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 169 (8.65%) Ansible
2 159 (8.14%) SCCM
3 156 (7.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 132 (6.76%) Kubernetes
5 114 (5.83%) Terraform
6 102 (5.22%) Puppet
7 82 (4.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 76 (3.89%) WSUS
9 65 (3.33%) SCOM
10 61 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
11 45 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
12 38 (1.94%) Nagios
13 35 (1.79%) HAProxy
14 32 (1.64%) vRealize
15 29 (1.48%) vCenter Server
16 25 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
17 24 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
17 24 (1.23%) Nessus
18 22 (1.13%) Grafana
19 20 (1.02%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,018 (52.10%) Microsoft
2 798 (40.84%) VMware
3 429 (21.95%) Cisco
4 280 (14.33%) Citrix
5 163 (8.34%) Dell
6 140 (7.16%) Veeam
7 122 (6.24%) Meraki
8 109 (5.58%) F5
9 103 (5.27%) HP
10 87 (4.45%) Red Hat
11 83 (4.25%) Palo Alto
12 76 (3.89%) SolarWinds
13 74 (3.79%) Juniper
14 70 (3.58%) Oracle
15 64 (3.28%) Apple
15 64 (3.28%) CheckPoint
15 64 (3.28%) McAfee
16 62 (3.17%) Google
17 59 (3.02%) Splunk
18 54 (2.76%) NetApp