Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 66 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +37
Permanent jobs citing DNS 37 47 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.56% 2.78% 4.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.68% 20.70% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 20 45 59
Median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,075 £29,000
90th Percentile £39,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 188 227 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.02% 13.42% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 142 182 209
Median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,525
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +5 28 £35,500 -11.25% 4
North Wales 0 6 £29,000 +33.33%
West Wales -11 1 £37,500 -13.29%
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 26 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 26 (70.27%) Firewall
3 24 (64.86%) Linux
3 24 (64.86%) DHCP
3 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
4 22 (59.46%) TCP/IP
5 21 (56.76%) Bash Shell
6 20 (54.05%) Azure
7 19 (51.35%) Finance
8 18 (48.65%) Office 365
9 17 (45.95%) AWS
10 16 (43.24%) Web Services
11 15 (40.54%) SQL
12 13 (35.14%) VPN
13 12 (32.43%) Wireshark
14 11 (29.73%) Security Testing
14 11 (29.73%) Metasploit
14 11 (29.73%) Reverse Engineering
14 11 (29.73%) SIEM
14 11 (29.73%) Information Security
14 11 (29.73%) GCIA
14 11 (29.73%) GCIH
14 11 (29.73%) Sentinel
14 11 (29.73%) Ethical Hacking
14 11 (29.73%) Snort
14 11 (29.73%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (29.73%) Manufacturing
14 11 (29.73%) Analytics
14 11 (29.73%) Database Security

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 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
1 5 (13.51%) WebSphere
1 5 (13.51%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
2 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (54.05%) Azure
2 18 (48.65%) Office 365
3 17 (45.95%) AWS
4 11 (29.73%) Logic Apps
5 9 (24.32%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (13.51%) IaaS
6 5 (13.51%) PaaS
6 5 (13.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) Firewall
2 24 (64.86%) DHCP
3 22 (59.46%) TCP/IP
4 13 (35.14%) VPN
5 12 (32.43%) Wireshark
6 11 (29.73%) DKIM
6 11 (29.73%) DMARC
7 8 (21.62%) LAN
7 8 (21.62%) WAN
8 5 (13.51%) FTP
8 5 (13.51%) Network Security
8 5 (13.51%) SSH
8 5 (13.51%) SSL
9 4 (10.81%) VoIP
9 4 (10.81%) WLAN
10 3 (8.11%) SNMP
10 3 (8.11%) Wireless
11 2 (5.41%) VLAN
12 1 (2.70%) DSL
12 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Metasploit
2 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Manufacturing
3 6 (16.22%) Advertising
4 5 (13.51%) Retail
4 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
1 11 (29.73%) Security Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Cloud Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Middleware Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Middleware Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Leader
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Finance Manager
5 3 (8.11%) IT Finance Manager
5 3 (8.11%) IT Services Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) Web Services
2 5 (13.51%) Middleware
2 5 (13.51%) SOAP
2 5 (13.51%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Cyberthreat
1 11 (29.73%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (24.32%) Clustering
3 5 (13.51%) Cloud Native
3 5 (13.51%) iSeries
3 5 (13.51%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (13.51%) Public Cloud
4 4 (10.81%) Replication
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) Kali Linux
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.51%) CentOS
5 5 (13.51%) OS/400
5 5 (13.51%) SUSE
5 5 (13.51%) Ubuntu
5 5 (13.51%) Unix
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Analytics
1 11 (29.73%) Cyber Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
1 11 (29.73%) Data Privacy
1 11 (29.73%) Database Security
1 11 (29.73%) DevOps
1 11 (29.73%) Ethical Hacking
1 11 (29.73%) Information Security
1 11 (29.73%) Malware Reverse Engineering
1 11 (29.73%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (29.73%) Purple Team
1 11 (29.73%) Reverse Engineering
1 11 (29.73%) Security Operations
1 11 (29.73%) Security Testing
1 11 (29.73%) SIEM
1 11 (29.73%) Threat Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 10 (27.03%) High Availability
3 9 (24.32%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Bash Shell
2 15 (40.54%) SQL
3 6 (16.22%) Python
4 5 (13.51%) Perl
4 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
4 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) CREST Certified
1 11 (29.73%) GCIA
1 11 (29.73%) GCIH
1 11 (29.73%) SANS
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) MCSA
3 4 (10.81%) MCSE
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (13.51%) SLA
3 4 (10.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) Snort
3 6 (16.22%) Docker
4 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (8.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Kubernetes
2 5 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco
2 5 (13.51%) IBM
2 5 (13.51%) Red Hat
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) Veeam
4 3 (8.11%) Aruba
4 3 (8.11%) Avaya
4 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.11%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) BroadSoft
5 1 (2.70%) Clearswift
5 1 (2.70%) Draytek
5 1 (2.70%) Mitel
5 1 (2.70%) NETGEAR
5 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard