Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 73 78
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +11
Permanent jobs citing DNS 22 59 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.30% 3.13% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.32% 21.15% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 18 45 52
Median annual salary £33,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.33% -6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £42,763 £50,000 £49,525
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% -

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 127 279 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.28% 14.79% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 102 223 248
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £64,650
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Wales

DNS
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in Wales.

Salary trend for DNS in Wales

DNS
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in Wales over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 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
South Wales +10 14 £30,500 -18.67% 3
Mid Wales - 4 - -
North Wales +11 2 £42,500 +3.03%
West Wales +5 2 £36,875 -
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for DNS.

1 20 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (86.36%) Windows
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
4 14 (63.64%) DHCP
5 13 (59.09%) VMware
5 13 (59.09%) Office 365
5 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
6 12 (54.55%) Azure
6 12 (54.55%) TCP/IP
7 9 (40.91%) SLA
7 9 (40.91%) Firewall
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (31.82%) Windows 10
9 7 (31.82%) ITIL
9 7 (31.82%) VPN
10 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
10 6 (27.27%) SQL
10 6 (27.27%) SAN
10 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (27.27%) Veeam
10 6 (27.27%) IaaS
10 6 (27.27%) PaaS
11 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
11 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (22.73%) Linux
11 5 (22.73%) 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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (22.73%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) Office 365
2 12 (54.55%) Azure
3 6 (27.27%) IaaS
3 6 (27.27%) PaaS
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (9.09%) SaaS
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) DHCP
2 12 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 9 (40.91%) Firewall
4 7 (31.82%) VPN
5 6 (27.27%) SAN
6 5 (22.73%) LAN
6 5 (22.73%) WAN
7 3 (13.64%) Wireless
8 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (9.09%) Skype
8 2 (9.09%) SSL
9 1 (4.55%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (4.55%) Network Security
9 1 (4.55%) OSPF
9 1 (4.55%) SMTP
9 1 (4.55%) SNMP
9 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Support
2 4 (18.18%) Research Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) IT Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) JSON
1 4 (18.18%) LAMP
1 4 (18.18%) WAMP
2 2 (9.09%) OAuth
2 2 (9.09%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2016
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 10
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (4.55%) Android
7 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Backlog Prioritisation
4 4 (18.18%) Decision-Making
4 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) Proactive Maintenance
4 4 (18.18%) Proactive Management
4 4 (18.18%) Product Backlog
4 4 (18.18%) Product Roadmap
4 4 (18.18%) Runbook
4 4 (18.18%) Service Management
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
6 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (18.18%) MCSA
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 3 (13.64%) vSphere
6 2 (9.09%) BitLocker
6 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (9.09%) XenApp
7 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Nessus
1 2 (9.09%) OpenVAS
1 2 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Veeam
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) FalconStor
4 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) Dell
5 2 (9.09%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.55%) Apple