Period
to 26 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 95 126
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 +9
Permanent jobs citing DNS 315 715 678
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.09% 3.13% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 18.33% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 278 561 594
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26,100 £22,750 £25,113
90th Percentile £90,000 £67,500 £66,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -3.49% +1.18%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,838 3,901 4,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.04% 17.06% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,460 3,073 3,371
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in the South East.

Salary trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in the South East over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Salary histogram for DNS in the South East

DNS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 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
Hampshire +46 106 £36,000 +2.86% 17
Thames Valley +18 93 £57,500 +35.29% 18
Surrey +5 56 £52,500 +43.84% 6
Berkshire -5 40 £90,000 +132.26% 9
Buckinghamshire +53 36 £50,000 +23.46% 5
Kent +8 19 £65,000 +124.14% 9
Oxfordshire +9 17 £45,000 -25.00% 4
East Sussex +3 16 £55,000 +37.50%
West Sussex -40 16 £52,500 +9.38% 2
Middlesex +9 4 £50,000 +66.67% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 216 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 187 (59.37%) DHCP
3 184 (58.41%) Windows
4 174 (55.24%) Microsoft
5 166 (52.70%) VMware
6 122 (38.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 102 (32.38%) Azure
8 100 (31.75%) Windows Server
9 97 (30.79%) Firewall
10 91 (28.89%) PowerShell
11 87 (27.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 82 (26.03%) Security Cleared
13 81 (25.71%) Hyper-V
14 79 (25.08%) Windows Server 2016
15 75 (23.81%) AWS
15 75 (23.81%) Office 365
16 72 (22.86%) SC Cleared
17 69 (21.90%) TCP/IP
18 68 (21.59%) Linux
19 64 (20.32%) Windows 10
20 62 (19.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 62 (19.68%) SCCM
20 62 (19.68%) VMware ESXi
21 61 (19.37%) Cisco
22 60 (19.05%) ITIL
23 57 (18.10%) SaaS
23 57 (18.10%) Data Centre
24 53 (16.83%) MS Exchange
25 52 (16.51%) PaaS
26 51 (16.19%) IaaS

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 53 (16.83%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.40%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.81%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.22%) IIS
7 3 (0.95%) Confluence
7 3 (0.95%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.63%) WordPress
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 102 (32.38%) Azure
2 75 (23.81%) AWS
2 75 (23.81%) Office 365
3 57 (18.10%) SaaS
4 52 (16.51%) PaaS
5 51 (16.19%) IaaS
6 27 (8.57%) Azure Functions
6 27 (8.57%) Serverless
7 24 (7.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (7.30%) Power Platform
8 23 (7.30%) PowerApps
9 11 (3.49%) OpenShift
10 7 (2.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (2.22%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.90%) GCP
12 5 (1.59%) GitHub
13 4 (1.27%) Logic Apps
14 3 (0.95%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.95%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 187 (59.37%) DHCP
2 97 (30.79%) Firewall
3 69 (21.90%) TCP/IP
4 45 (14.29%) Internet
4 45 (14.29%) SAN
5 37 (11.75%) WAN
6 36 (11.43%) VPN
7 27 (8.57%) VLAN
8 23 (7.30%) VSAN
9 21 (6.67%) LAN
10 20 (6.35%) HTTP
10 20 (6.35%) NAS
10 20 (6.35%) SSL
11 18 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
12 15 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (4.76%) VoIP
13 14 (4.44%) Skype
14 11 (3.49%) BGP
14 11 (3.49%) Wireless
15 9 (2.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.95%) Big Data
4 3 (0.95%) GIS
4 3 (0.95%) MySQL
4 3 (0.95%) QGIS
5 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 14 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.17%) JIRA
4 5 (1.59%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.27%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.95%) Gradle
6 3 (0.95%) Maven
7 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.32%) GitLab
8 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (7.30%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.98%) Finance
3 11 (3.49%) Military
4 7 (2.22%) Electronics
4 7 (2.22%) Marketing
5 5 (1.59%) Back Office
6 4 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.27%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.95%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (14.60%) Support Engineer
3 27 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (7.94%) Server Engineer
5 24 (7.62%) IT Engineer
6 22 (6.98%) Analyst
7 21 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 21 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
8 20 (6.35%) Administrator
9 18 (5.71%) IT Support
10 17 (5.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (4.76%) Architect
12 15 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (4.44%) 1st Line Engineer
13 14 (4.44%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.44%) Network Engineer
13 14 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
14 13 (4.13%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.76%) .NET
2 11 (3.49%) LDAP
3 5 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (1.27%) CSS
4 4 (1.27%) HTML
4 4 (1.27%) SAML
5 3 (0.95%) .NET Core
5 3 (0.95%) Apache Camel
5 3 (0.95%) jQuery
5 3 (0.95%) JSON
5 3 (0.95%) Middleware
5 3 (0.95%) PostGIS
5 3 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.95%) Spring
5 3 (0.95%) Web Services
6 2 (0.63%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.63%) RESTful
6 2 (0.63%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.63%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.30%) Cloud Native
3 18 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.13%) EPoS
5 12 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.54%) Clustering
6 8 (2.54%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.90%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.59%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.59%) PKI
10 4 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.27%) Replication
10 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.95%) W3C
12 2 (0.63%) CMDB
12 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 184 (58.41%) Windows
2 100 (31.75%) Windows Server
3 87 (27.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (25.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 68 (21.59%) Linux
6 64 (20.32%) Windows 10
7 46 (14.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 33 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (7.94%) Windows 7
10 14 (4.44%) CentOS
11 12 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (3.49%) Unix
13 9 (2.86%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.59%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.27%) VMS
16 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.63%) Android
17 2 (0.63%) FreeNAS
18 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 60 (19.05%) ITIL
3 38 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 34 (10.79%) DevOps
4 34 (10.79%) ITIL V3
5 30 (9.52%) Service Management
6 28 (8.89%) IT Strategy
7 27 (8.57%) Task Automation
8 26 (8.25%) Anomaly Detection
8 26 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (6.98%) Load Balancing
11 16 (5.08%) Network Virtualisation
12 15 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (4.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 15 (4.76%) Migration
12 15 (4.76%) Project Management
13 14 (4.44%) Analytics
13 14 (4.44%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 91 (28.89%) PowerShell
2 44 (13.97%) Python
3 28 (8.89%) SQL
4 12 (3.81%) VB.NET
5 10 (3.17%) C
6 6 (1.90%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.59%) PHP
7 5 (1.59%) VB
8 4 (1.27%) Java
8 4 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.95%) VBScript
10 2 (0.63%) C#
10 2 (0.63%) C++
10 2 (0.63%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.63%) Perl
10 2 (0.63%) Tcl
11 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (26.03%) Security Cleared
2 72 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 43 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (11.75%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (10.79%) MCSA
6 29 (9.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (8.25%) CCNP
8 23 (7.30%) CCNA
8 23 (7.30%) DV Cleared
9 18 (5.71%) MCSE
10 17 (5.40%) VCP6
11 16 (5.08%) MCP
12 15 (4.76%) Degree
13 11 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (3.49%) MCITP
14 8 (2.54%) CISSP
15 4 (1.27%) JNCIS
16 3 (0.95%) CCDP
17 2 (0.63%) CISM
17 2 (0.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.62%) SLA
2 11 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.90%) GDPR
4 4 (1.27%) NIST
5 3 (0.95%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 216 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 122 (38.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 62 (19.68%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (16.19%) Virtual Servers
6 45 (14.29%) vSphere
7 32 (10.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 25 (7.94%) VMware NSX
9 13 (4.13%) XenApp
10 12 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (3.49%) Docker
11 11 (3.49%) XenDesktop
12 7 (2.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (1.90%) Firmware
14 5 (1.59%) DFS Replication
15 4 (1.27%) NFS
15 4 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.63%) iptables
16 2 (0.63%) Samba
16 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (19.68%) SCCM
2 33 (10.48%) Terraform
3 32 (10.16%) Ansible
4 27 (8.57%) SCOM
5 25 (7.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 21 (6.67%) Kubernetes
7 19 (6.03%) SCVMM
8 11 (3.49%) HAProxy
8 11 (3.49%) vRealize
8 11 (3.49%) WMI
9 10 (3.17%) WSUS
10 6 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (1.90%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.59%) SCSM
12 4 (1.27%) Nagios
12 4 (1.27%) Puppet
13 3 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 2 (0.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 174 (55.24%) Microsoft
2 166 (52.70%) VMware
3 61 (19.37%) Cisco
4 41 (13.02%) Citrix
5 31 (9.84%) Dell
6 24 (7.62%) EMC
6 24 (7.62%) F5
7 23 (7.30%) Red Hat
8 18 (5.71%) Veeam
9 16 (5.08%) ServiceNow
10 15 (4.76%) Oracle
11 14 (4.44%) IBM
12 13 (4.13%) Infoblox
13 12 (3.81%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.54%) Juniper
14 8 (2.54%) Symantec
15 7 (2.22%) Apple
15 7 (2.22%) HP
15 7 (2.22%) Palo Alto
16 6 (1.90%) EqualLogic