Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 67 80
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -16
Permanent jobs citing DNS 56 68 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.04% 3.36% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.33% 20.99% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40 54 52
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.11% +7.35% -9.33%
10th Percentile £30,750 £22,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £40,965 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +1.19% +5.00%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 240 324 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.02% 16.02% 17.49%
Number of salaries quoted 197 270 295
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% -4.46% +4.67%
10th Percentile £22,558 £23,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £65,000 £54,200
UK median annual salary £45,775 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.63% +5.56% -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Wales

DNS
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS in Wales.

Salary trend for DNS in Wales

DNS
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Wales over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for DNS in Wales

DNS
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. 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
South Wales -13 39 £38,500 +10.00% 9
West Wales +21 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North Wales +6 4 £37,500 -8.54% 3
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for DNS.

1 46 (82.14%) Windows
2 37 (66.07%) DHCP
3 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 31 (55.36%) Linux
6 28 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 27 (48.21%) VMware
8 21 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (35.71%) TCP/IP
10 19 (33.93%) Office 365
11 18 (32.14%) WAN
11 18 (32.14%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (30.36%) Cisco
13 16 (28.57%) SAN
14 15 (26.79%) MS Exchange
14 15 (26.79%) LAN
14 15 (26.79%) ITIL
14 15 (26.79%) Firewall
14 15 (26.79%) Finance
15 14 (25.00%) Change Management
15 14 (25.00%) VoIP
15 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (23.21%) Wireless
17 12 (21.43%) Project Management
17 12 (21.43%) VPN
17 12 (21.43%) Unix
17 12 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (19.64%) Azure
18 11 (19.64%) Telecoms
19 9 (16.07%) IIS

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 15 (26.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.07%) IIS
3 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.57%) Apache
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.79%) CMS
6 1 (1.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.93%) Office 365
2 11 (19.64%) Azure
3 7 (12.50%) AWS
4 4 (7.14%) Yammer
5 2 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.79%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (66.07%) DHCP
2 20 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 18 (32.14%) WAN
4 16 (28.57%) SAN
5 15 (26.79%) Firewall
5 15 (26.79%) LAN
6 14 (25.00%) VoIP
7 13 (23.21%) Wireless
8 12 (21.43%) VPN
9 8 (14.29%) Internet
9 8 (14.29%) SMTP
10 6 (10.71%) HTTP
11 5 (8.93%) Skype
11 5 (8.93%) SNMP
12 4 (7.14%) Network Security
13 3 (5.36%) MPLS
13 3 (5.36%) SSH
13 3 (5.36%) SSL
13 3 (5.36%) WLAN
13 3 (5.36%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) Power BI
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
1 1 (1.79%) Maven
1 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.14%) Welsh Language
4 3 (5.36%) Advertising
5 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.57%) Social Housing
6 1 (1.79%) Back Office
6 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (1.79%) Legal
6 1 (1.79%) Local Government
6 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) IT Engineer
1 9 (16.07%) Support Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Consultant
2 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) IT Manager
4 5 (8.93%) IT Support
4 5 (8.93%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) Middleware
1 4 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.57%) LAMP
2 2 (3.57%) MAPI
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) COM
3 1 (1.79%) CSS
3 1 (1.79%) CSS3
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) HTML5
3 1 (1.79%) jQuery
3 1 (1.79%) JSON
3 1 (1.79%) RESTful
3 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.79%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Clustering
3 5 (8.93%) BBC
3 5 (8.93%) Replication
4 4 (7.14%) iSeries
5 2 (3.57%) Wiki
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (82.14%) Windows
2 31 (55.36%) Linux
3 28 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (21.43%) Unix
5 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.14%) OS/400
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.57%) CentOS
9 2 (3.57%) Kali Linux
9 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (26.79%) ITIL
3 14 (25.00%) Change Management
4 12 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (21.43%) Project Management
5 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 7 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 5 (8.93%) Customer-Centricity
7 5 (8.93%) DevOps
7 5 (8.93%) High Availability
7 5 (8.93%) Logistics
7 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.36%) PHP
5 2 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) C#
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) Master's Degree
2 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) HND
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.36%) IBM Certification
4 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.36%) MCSE
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) MCSA
5 2 (3.57%) RHCE
6 1 (1.79%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.79%) CCA
6 1 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 21 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.93%) KVM
4 5 (8.93%) Samba
5 4 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (7.14%) VirtualBox
5 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.36%) vSphere
6 3 (5.36%) XenApp
7 2 (3.57%) Postfix
7 2 (3.57%) qmail
7 2 (3.57%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.79%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Proxmox
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.36%) WSUS
3 2 (3.57%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.79%) Ansible
4 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.79%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.79%) SnapVault
4 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 27 (48.21%) VMware
3 17 (30.36%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) BT
4 4 (7.14%) Citrix
4 4 (7.14%) Dell
4 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 4 (7.14%) Palo Alto
4 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.14%) Remedy
5 3 (5.36%) Draytek
5 3 (5.36%) Forcepoint
5 3 (5.36%) HP
5 3 (5.36%) Veeam
6 2 (3.57%) MobileIron
6 2 (3.57%) NetApp
6 2 (3.57%) Rapid7
6 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.57%) Sophos
6 2 (3.57%) Splunk