Period
to 20 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 196 112 149
Rank change year-on-year -84 +37 +52
Permanent jobs citing DNS 459 170 154
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.66% 2.71% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.76% 20.38% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 368 145 112
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,148 £37,825
25th Percentile £37,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - -16.00% +38.89%
75th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.71%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,913 834 1,030
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.54% 13.28% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,259 739 851
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,700 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £84,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

DNS
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

DNS trend for jobs with a WFH option

DNS
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing DNS.

DNS salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

DNS
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing DNS over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

DNS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, DNS job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for DNS.

1 251 (54.68%) DHCP
2 221 (48.15%) Windows
3 206 (44.88%) Active Directory
4 200 (43.57%) Microsoft
5 178 (38.78%) Azure
6 169 (36.82%) Microsoft 365
7 154 (33.55%) Windows Server
8 149 (32.46%) VMware
9 139 (30.28%) Firewall
10 134 (29.19%) AWS
11 125 (27.23%) VPN
12 122 (26.58%) TCP/IP
13 113 (24.62%) Linux
14 111 (24.18%) Social Skills
15 104 (22.66%) Python
16 101 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 95 (20.70%) VLAN
18 89 (19.39%) PowerShell
18 89 (19.39%) WAN
19 79 (17.21%) LAN
20 78 (16.99%) Cisco
21 76 (16.56%) Hyper-V
21 76 (16.56%) DevOps
22 75 (16.34%) Docker
23 70 (15.25%) Ansible
24 68 (14.81%) ITIL
24 68 (14.81%) SQL Server
25 67 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
26 63 (13.73%) Project Management
27 62 (13.51%) Migration

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 62 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 49 (10.68%) IIS
3 38 (8.28%) MS Exchange
4 29 (6.32%) WordPress
5 28 (6.10%) Confluence
6 20 (4.36%) nginx
7 17 (3.70%) CMS
7 17 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (3.05%) Apache
10 11 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (2.40%) Umbraco
11 7 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.31%) Drupal
13 5 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.65%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.40%) Sage 200
2 9 (1.96%) Sentinel
3 6 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 178 (38.78%) Azure
2 169 (36.82%) Microsoft 365
3 134 (29.19%) AWS
4 62 (13.51%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (8.50%) Amazon S3
6 36 (7.84%) SaaS
7 35 (7.63%) CloudFront
8 34 (7.41%) Amazon ECS
9 32 (6.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 32 (6.97%) Cloudflare
10 31 (6.75%) OneDrive
11 29 (6.32%) IaaS
12 20 (4.36%) PaaS
13 19 (4.14%) GitHub
14 17 (3.70%) GCP
15 16 (3.49%) Mimecast
16 15 (3.27%) AWS Direct Connect
17 14 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (3.05%) Route 53
18 13 (2.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 251 (54.68%) DHCP
2 139 (30.28%) Firewall
3 125 (27.23%) VPN
4 122 (26.58%) TCP/IP
5 95 (20.70%) VLAN
6 89 (19.39%) WAN
7 79 (17.21%) LAN
8 55 (11.98%) HTTP
9 54 (11.76%) IPv6
9 54 (11.76%) MPLS
9 54 (11.76%) SSL
10 49 (10.68%) Wireless
11 47 (10.24%) Internet
12 34 (7.41%) Network Security
12 34 (7.41%) SAN
13 31 (6.75%) BGP
13 31 (6.75%) Ethernet
14 29 (6.32%) IPsec
15 28 (6.10%) AMQP
15 28 (6.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (9.37%) Amazon RDS
4 34 (7.41%) Redis
5 33 (7.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 28 (6.10%) Amazon Athena
7 19 (4.14%) MySQL
8 15 (3.27%) MariaDB
9 9 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
10 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.65%) Big Data
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.22%) MS Access
12 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.06%) JIRA
3 27 (5.88%) Selenium
4 25 (5.45%) CircleCI
5 14 (3.05%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.61%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.40%) Bitbucket
7 11 (2.40%) webpack
8 6 (1.31%) GitLab
9 5 (1.09%) Maven
9 5 (1.09%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.44%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.44%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.22%) Browser DevTools
12 1 (0.22%) Firebug
General
1 111 (24.18%) Social Skills
2 43 (9.37%) Retail
3 32 (6.97%) Finance
4 26 (5.66%) Automotive
5 25 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 24 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (2.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 8 (1.74%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.31%) Public Sector
11 5 (1.09%) Law
11 5 (1.09%) Marketing
12 4 (0.87%) Games
13 3 (0.65%) Banking
13 3 (0.65%) Legal
13 3 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
14 2 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (11.55%) Analyst
2 47 (10.24%) Developer
3 42 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (8.71%) Support Engineer
5 38 (8.28%) Senior Developer
6 35 (7.63%) Systems Engineer
7 28 (6.10%) Architect
8 27 (5.88%) IT Manager
9 26 (5.66%) Django Developer
9 26 (5.66%) Python Developer
9 26 (5.66%) Python/Django Developer
9 26 (5.66%) Senior Python Developer
10 25 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (5.45%) IT Engineer
11 24 (5.23%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (5.23%) Consultant
12 23 (5.01%) Chief Systems Engineer
12 23 (5.01%) Network Engineer
13 22 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (4.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.19%) WebSockets
2 28 (6.10%) CSS
2 28 (6.10%) Django
2 28 (6.10%) FastAPI
2 28 (6.10%) Flask
2 28 (6.10%) SQLAlchemy
3 25 (5.45%) Celery
3 25 (5.45%) pytest
4 24 (5.23%) RESTful
5 23 (5.01%) 802.1X
6 22 (4.79%) Sass
7 21 (4.58%) HTML
8 16 (3.49%) .NET
8 16 (3.49%) Web Services
9 12 (2.61%) ASP.NET
9 12 (2.61%) Laravel
10 11 (2.40%) LDAP
10 11 (2.40%) REST
11 10 (2.18%) LAMP
11 10 (2.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.37%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.19%) Clustering
3 30 (6.54%) Public Cloud
3 30 (6.54%) Video\Live Streaming
4 25 (5.45%) Video on Demand
5 24 (5.23%) Management Information System
6 20 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (4.14%) User Experience
8 15 (3.27%) Replication
9 14 (3.05%) Driving Licence
10 13 (2.83%) Private Cloud
11 11 (2.40%) Renewable Energy
12 9 (1.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 9 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.74%) Fibre Optics
13 8 (1.74%) SCADA
14 6 (1.31%) BYOD
14 6 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 221 (48.15%) Windows
2 154 (33.55%) Windows Server
3 113 (24.62%) Linux
4 57 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (11.98%) Windows Server 2019
6 44 (9.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (8.71%) Windows 10
8 26 (5.66%) Android
8 26 (5.66%) CentOS
8 26 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.58%) Apple iOS
10 20 (4.36%) Unix
11 12 (2.61%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (2.18%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.74%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.09%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.87%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (16.56%) DevOps
2 68 (14.81%) ITIL
3 67 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
4 63 (13.73%) Project Management
5 62 (13.51%) Migration
6 58 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 54 (11.76%) SIEM
8 52 (11.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 48 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (10.02%) Load Balancing
11 43 (9.37%) Project Delivery
12 41 (8.93%) Microservices
13 39 (8.50%) High Availability
14 38 (8.28%) Configuration Management
15 33 (7.19%) E-Commerce
16 29 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
17 28 (6.10%) API Development
18 27 (5.88%) BDD
18 27 (5.88%) Change Management
18 27 (5.88%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 104 (22.66%) Python
2 89 (19.39%) PowerShell
3 44 (9.59%) SQL
4 43 (9.37%) PHP
5 27 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.36%) Java
7 18 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 18 (3.92%) Perl
8 10 (2.18%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.96%) C
9 9 (1.96%) C#
10 6 (1.31%) ES6
10 6 (1.31%) Ruby
11 4 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.65%) Go
12 3 (0.65%) Rust
12 3 (0.65%) VB
12 3 (0.65%) VBScript
13 2 (0.44%) C++
14 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.88%) CCNA
4 25 (5.45%) Degree
5 19 (4.14%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.14%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.70%) MCSE
7 16 (3.49%) CCNP
8 10 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (2.18%) CISSP
8 10 (2.18%) DBS Check
9 9 (1.96%) CISM
9 9 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.74%) AWS Certification
10 8 (1.74%) JNCIA
10 8 (1.74%) JNCIP
10 8 (1.74%) JNCIS
11 7 (1.53%) CCIE
11 7 (1.53%) HNC
11 7 (1.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.88%) SLA
2 15 (3.27%) Accessibility
3 11 (2.40%) WCAG
4 7 (1.53%) PMO
5 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.65%) QA
6 2 (0.44%) NCSC
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) GDPR
7 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 206 (44.88%) Active Directory
2 101 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (16.56%) Hyper-V
4 75 (16.34%) Docker
5 19 (4.14%) vSphere
6 18 (3.92%) iptables
7 17 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (1.96%) XenApp
10 8 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.31%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.09%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.65%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.44%) Gluster
14 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
15 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 70 (15.25%) Ansible
2 57 (12.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (9.15%) Terraform
4 39 (8.50%) Kubernetes
5 32 (6.97%) Puppet
6 28 (6.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 26 (5.66%) SCCM
7 26 (5.66%) WSUS
8 25 (5.45%) Failover Clustering
9 20 (4.36%) Nagios
10 19 (4.14%) ZABBIX
11 18 (3.92%) Grafana
11 18 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
12 17 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (2.40%) QRadar
13 11 (2.40%) Rancher
14 10 (2.18%) Icinga
15 8 (1.74%) HAProxy
15 8 (1.74%) Prometheus
16 6 (1.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 200 (43.57%) Microsoft
2 149 (32.46%) VMware
3 78 (16.99%) Cisco
4 35 (7.63%) Splunk
5 31 (6.75%) Citrix
6 30 (6.54%) SolarWinds
7 29 (6.32%) Dell
8 28 (6.10%) Oracle
9 27 (5.88%) Meraki
10 26 (5.66%) Google
11 23 (5.01%) Red Hat
12 20 (4.36%) Veeam
13 18 (3.92%) Apple
13 18 (3.92%) Sage
13 18 (3.92%) Sophos
14 17 (3.70%) HP
15 16 (3.49%) Palo Alto
16 15 (3.27%) Atlassian
17 13 (2.83%) Juniper
17 13 (2.83%) LogRhythm