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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 228 193 176
Rank change year-on-year -35 -17 +2
Permanent jobs citing DNS 1,176 539 161
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.68% 1.76% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.16% 16.19% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 856 449 141
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,400 £30,500
25th Percentile £35,938 £35,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 7,759 3,329 1,368
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.05% 10.86% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,984 2,758 1,128
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,350
25th Percentile £41,717 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £77,875
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 17 May 2022.

DNS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, DNS job roles required the following 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.

1 660 (56.12%) Windows
2 635 (54.00%) DHCP
3 628 (53.40%) Active Directory
4 570 (48.47%) Azure
5 545 (46.34%) Microsoft
6 426 (36.22%) Microsoft 365
7 410 (34.86%) Firewall
8 399 (33.93%) Windows Server
9 374 (31.80%) AWS
10 344 (29.25%) VMware
11 334 (28.40%) Linux
12 315 (26.79%) TCP/IP
13 278 (23.64%) PowerShell
14 260 (22.11%) DevOps
15 257 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 257 (21.85%) Python
16 246 (20.92%) VPN
17 245 (20.83%) Social Skills
18 239 (20.32%) Cisco
19 214 (18.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 208 (17.69%) Docker
21 200 (17.01%) WAN
22 177 (15.05%) ITIL
23 175 (14.88%) CI/CD
24 173 (14.71%) Bash
25 172 (14.63%) Kubernetes
26 169 (14.37%) Agile
27 167 (14.20%) Terraform
28 163 (13.86%) LAN
28 163 (13.86%) Hyper-V

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
1 153 (13.01%) SharePoint
2 114 (9.69%) MS Exchange
3 108 (9.18%) Elasticsearch
4 98 (8.33%) IIS
5 56 (4.76%) nginx
6 42 (3.57%) Apache
7 38 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (1.53%) WordPress
9 14 (1.19%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.68%) Apache Pulsar
10 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.51%) Confluence
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.43%) CMS
14 4 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.17%) SAS
16 1 (0.085%) Documentum
Applications
1 137 (11.65%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.43%) Maya
4 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.34%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.43%) Shopify
4 3 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.26%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.17%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.085%) Magento
6 1 (0.085%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 570 (48.47%) Azure
2 426 (36.22%) Microsoft 365
3 374 (31.80%) AWS
4 144 (12.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 122 (10.37%) Amazon EC2
6 113 (9.61%) Amazon S3
7 72 (6.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 68 (5.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 66 (5.61%) OneDrive
10 64 (5.44%) GCP
11 60 (5.10%) PaaS
12 59 (5.02%) IaaS
12 59 (5.02%) SaaS
12 59 (5.02%) Serverless
13 53 (4.51%) GitHub
14 51 (4.34%) CloudFront
15 50 (4.25%) Amazon EKS
16 48 (4.08%) Amazon ECS
17 46 (3.91%) AWS Lambda
18 37 (3.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 635 (54.00%) DHCP
2 410 (34.86%) Firewall
3 315 (26.79%) TCP/IP
4 246 (20.92%) VPN
5 200 (17.01%) WAN
6 163 (13.86%) LAN
7 152 (12.93%) VLAN
8 126 (10.71%) Network Security
9 124 (10.54%) SAN
10 119 (10.12%) HTTP
11 84 (7.14%) SSL
12 80 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
13 78 (6.63%) Wireless
14 75 (6.38%) Internet
15 60 (5.10%) VoIP
16 59 (5.02%) BGP
16 59 (5.02%) Remote Desktop
17 50 (4.25%) MPLS
18 47 (4.00%) SNMP
19 44 (3.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 96 (8.16%) MySQL
4 81 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
5 69 (5.87%) Redis
6 43 (3.66%) NoSQL
7 36 (3.06%) MongoDB
8 29 (2.47%) MariaDB
9 23 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 22 (1.87%) Amazon Athena
11 20 (1.70%) Electronic Patient Records
12 19 (1.62%) Relational Database
13 16 (1.36%) InfluxDB
14 13 (1.11%) Big Data
15 10 (0.85%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.68%) Aerospike
16 8 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.68%) ArangoDB
16 8 (0.68%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 132 (11.22%) Git (software)
2 91 (7.74%) Jenkins
3 68 (5.78%) JIRA
4 35 (2.98%) GitLab
5 20 (1.70%) Spinnaker
5 20 (1.70%) Travis CI
6 16 (1.36%) webpack
7 15 (1.28%) CircleCI
7 15 (1.28%) Selenium
8 9 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.68%) Subversion
10 7 (0.60%) GCC
10 7 (0.60%) Maven
10 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.51%) Burp Suite
11 6 (0.51%) Metasploit
11 6 (0.51%) sqlmap
12 5 (0.43%) Gradle
13 4 (0.34%) Ant
13 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 245 (20.83%) Social Skills
2 157 (13.35%) Finance
3 91 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (7.40%) Retail
5 62 (5.27%) Public Sector
6 55 (4.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 47 (4.00%) Marketing
8 43 (3.66%) Telecoms
9 38 (3.23%) Legal
10 35 (2.98%) Games
11 34 (2.89%) Advertising
12 30 (2.55%) Banking
13 25 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
14 21 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
14 21 (1.79%) Law
15 18 (1.53%) Aviation
16 17 (1.45%) Automotive
17 16 (1.36%) Aerospace
18 13 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
19 10 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 184 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 109 (9.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 108 (9.18%) Analyst
4 105 (8.93%) Network Engineer
5 99 (8.42%) Support Engineer
6 91 (7.74%) Cloud Engineer
7 78 (6.63%) IT Engineer
8 58 (4.93%) Developer
9 57 (4.85%) Security Engineer
10 54 (4.59%) Administrator
11 52 (4.42%) Support Analyst
12 51 (4.34%) IT Support
12 51 (4.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 42 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 42 (3.57%) Software Engineer
14 39 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
15 37 (3.15%) IT Technician
16 36 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
16 36 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 36 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (9.95%) .NET
2 48 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
3 41 (3.49%) Node.js
4 40 (3.40%) LDAP
5 33 (2.81%) LAMP
6 32 (2.72%) CSS
6 32 (2.72%) RESTful
7 30 (2.55%) WebSockets
8 27 (2.30%) REST
9 26 (2.21%) HTML
9 26 (2.21%) SAML
10 25 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
11 23 (1.96%) Flask
12 22 (1.87%) Django
12 22 (1.87%) FastAPI
12 22 (1.87%) SQLAlchemy
13 20 (1.70%) LAPP Stack
13 20 (1.70%) OAuth
14 19 (1.62%) LEMP Stack
14 19 (1.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 115 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 78 (6.63%) Public Cloud
3 53 (4.51%) Cloud Native
3 53 (4.51%) Linux Command Line
4 42 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 35 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 33 (2.81%) PKI
8 28 (2.38%) Clustering
9 27 (2.30%) Replication
10 26 (2.21%) Cyberattack
11 25 (2.13%) Social Media
12 23 (1.96%) User Experience
12 23 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
13 22 (1.87%) Video on Demand
14 21 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 19 (1.62%) NHS
15 19 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (1.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 660 (56.12%) Windows
2 399 (33.93%) Windows Server
3 334 (28.40%) Linux
4 143 (12.16%) Windows 10
5 140 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (6.80%) Windows Server 2019
7 78 (6.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 67 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (4.85%) Unix
10 55 (4.68%) CentOS
11 48 (4.08%) Ubuntu
12 45 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (2.04%) Mac OS
13 24 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (1.79%) Debian
15 17 (1.45%) Kali Linux
16 15 (1.28%) Apple iOS
16 15 (1.28%) Windows 7
17 13 (1.11%) Android
18 11 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (22.11%) DevOps
2 214 (18.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 177 (15.05%) ITIL
4 175 (14.88%) CI/CD
5 169 (14.37%) Agile
6 159 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
7 129 (10.97%) Infrastructure as Code
8 121 (10.29%) Load Balancing
9 99 (8.42%) Migration
10 98 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 93 (7.91%) Software Engineering
12 85 (7.23%) Mentoring
12 85 (7.23%) Project Management
13 81 (6.89%) Computer Science
14 75 (6.38%) Project Delivery
15 73 (6.21%) Microservices
16 67 (5.70%) Change Management
17 63 (5.36%) Data Security
18 62 (5.27%) Deployment Automation
19 61 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 278 (23.64%) PowerShell
2 257 (21.85%) Python
3 173 (14.71%) Bash
4 148 (12.59%) SQL
5 67 (5.70%) JavaScript
6 63 (5.36%) PHP
7 61 (5.19%) Java
8 57 (4.85%) Ruby
9 56 (4.76%) Go
10 37 (3.15%) Perl
11 31 (2.64%) C#
12 28 (2.38%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.70%) Groovy
13 20 (1.70%) Scala
14 19 (1.62%) C++
15 15 (1.28%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.02%) ES6
17 10 (0.85%) C
18 7 (0.60%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 127 (10.80%) Degree
2 119 (10.12%) Cisco Certification
3 91 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (6.89%) CCNA
5 70 (5.95%) Security Cleared
6 44 (3.74%) MCSE
7 41 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (3.49%) SC Cleared
8 39 (3.32%) CCNP
9 35 (2.98%) MCSA
10 29 (2.47%) AWS Certification
11 23 (1.96%) CCIE
12 21 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.53%) CompTIA Security+
14 17 (1.45%) DV Cleared
15 16 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (1.36%) SSCP
16 15 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.61%) SLA
2 47 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (2.89%) GDPR
4 18 (1.53%) QA
5 16 (1.36%) Accessibility
6 12 (1.02%) WAI
7 8 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.51%) NIST
9 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.43%) PMO
10 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.17%) DICOM
12 2 (0.17%) GxP
12 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.17%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.17%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.085%) COBIT
System Software
1 628 (53.40%) Active Directory
2 257 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (17.69%) Docker
4 163 (13.86%) Hyper-V
5 92 (7.82%) VMware ESXi
5 92 (7.82%) vSphere
6 35 (2.98%) iptables
7 34 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (2.47%) XenApp
9 28 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
10 24 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 19 (1.62%) KVM
12 18 (1.53%) ProxySG
13 16 (1.36%) Snort
14 15 (1.28%) BitLocker
14 15 (1.28%) Xen
15 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (1.19%) Terminal Services
16 13 (1.11%) NFS
17 12 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 172 (14.63%) Kubernetes
2 167 (14.20%) Terraform
3 148 (12.59%) Ansible
4 109 (9.27%) SCCM
5 94 (7.99%) Microsoft Intune
6 73 (6.21%) Grafana
7 71 (6.04%) WSUS
8 63 (5.36%) Puppet
9 50 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
10 47 (4.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 47 (4.00%) Prometheus
10 47 (4.00%) vCenter Server
11 42 (3.57%) Nagios
12 35 (2.98%) Kibana
13 34 (2.89%) Single Sign-On
14 30 (2.55%) ZABBIX
15 28 (2.38%) Graphite
16 27 (2.30%) HAProxy
17 22 (1.87%) Packer
18 20 (1.70%) StatsD
Vendors
1 545 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 344 (29.25%) VMware
3 239 (20.32%) Cisco
4 81 (6.89%) Citrix
5 78 (6.63%) Veeam
6 76 (6.46%) Splunk
7 72 (6.12%) Red Hat
8 68 (5.78%) Oracle
9 66 (5.61%) F5
10 55 (4.68%) HP
11 54 (4.59%) SolarWinds
12 53 (4.51%) Juniper
13 48 (4.08%) Google
14 43 (3.66%) Dell
15 40 (3.40%) Meraki
16 39 (3.32%) CheckPoint
17 38 (3.23%) Palo Alto
18 36 (3.06%) Apple
18 36 (3.06%) ServiceNow
19 32 (2.72%) Aruba