Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 123 134
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +8
Permanent jobs citing DNS 446 296 683
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.73% 2.48% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.32% 13.96% 16.00%
Number of salaries quoted 355 229 543
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £36,050 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.73% -9.88% +5.26%
75th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £52,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 2,308 2,120 4,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.12% 17.75% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,678 1,734 3,374
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,250 £35,319 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Thames Valley -15 150 £40,250 -5.29% 52
Hampshire -46 110 £40,000 +23.08% 20
Surrey +24 93 £42,500 +16.44% 16
Buckinghamshire +15 60 £35,000 -6.67% 16
Oxfordshire +2 47 £40,500 -14.74% 16
Berkshire -59 43 £45,000 +24.83% 20
Kent -1 38 £39,750 +28.23% 12
West Sussex -12 23 £52,500 +16.67% 8
East Sussex -26 20 £40,000 - 6
Sussex - 2 £50,000 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 274 (61.43%) Active Directory
2 266 (59.64%) DHCP
3 235 (52.69%) Windows
4 219 (49.10%) Microsoft
5 206 (46.19%) Firewall
6 189 (42.38%) Azure
7 186 (41.70%) VMware
8 161 (36.10%) Linux
9 157 (35.20%) Windows Server
10 149 (33.41%) Microsoft 365
11 142 (31.84%) VPN
12 140 (31.39%) Social Skills
13 136 (30.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 125 (28.03%) PowerShell
15 115 (25.78%) TCP/IP
16 108 (24.22%) Cisco
17 94 (21.08%) Hyper-V
17 94 (21.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 93 (20.85%) AWS
19 82 (18.39%) Data Centre
20 76 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
21 66 (14.80%) ITIL
21 66 (14.80%) DevOps
22 65 (14.57%) SQL
22 65 (14.57%) MS Exchange
23 64 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
24 61 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
25 58 (13.00%) SaaS
25 58 (13.00%) Citrix
26 56 (12.56%) Windows Server 2016

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 65 (14.57%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 36 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 36 (8.07%) WordPress
4 28 (6.28%) IIS
5 27 (6.05%) CMS
6 19 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (2.69%) Confluence
8 7 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.35%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.90%) Apache
10 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.90%) nginx
11 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (4.71%) Magento
2 6 (1.35%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.67%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 189 (42.38%) Azure
2 149 (33.41%) Microsoft 365
3 93 (20.85%) AWS
4 58 (13.00%) SaaS
5 48 (10.76%) PaaS
6 47 (10.54%) IaaS
7 39 (8.74%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (5.83%) GitHub
9 25 (5.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 22 (4.93%) Azure App Service
10 22 (4.93%) Azure Service Bus
11 20 (4.48%) Azure Storage
12 17 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (3.59%) OneDrive
14 12 (2.69%) Google Workspace
15 11 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (2.02%) Mimecast
17 7 (1.57%) OpenShift
17 7 (1.57%) Route 53
18 6 (1.35%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 266 (59.64%) DHCP
2 206 (46.19%) Firewall
3 142 (31.84%) VPN
4 115 (25.78%) TCP/IP
5 54 (12.11%) SAN
6 45 (10.09%) WAN
7 41 (9.19%) VLAN
7 41 (9.19%) Wireless
8 40 (8.97%) Internet
9 39 (8.74%) Network Security
10 28 (6.28%) LAN
11 23 (5.16%) HTTP
12 22 (4.93%) BGP
13 20 (4.48%) IPsec
14 19 (4.26%) NAS
14 19 (4.26%) SMTP
14 19 (4.26%) VoIP
15 18 (4.04%) MPLS
15 18 (4.04%) SSL
15 18 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.73%) MySQL
3 21 (4.71%) Big Data
4 10 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.90%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.45%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) GIS
10 1 (0.22%) Redis
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (10.09%) JIRA
2 26 (5.83%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (1.79%) Cypress.io
4 8 (1.79%) Selenium
5 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.90%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.67%) GitLab
8 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.45%) GDB
8 2 (0.45%) Gradle
8 2 (0.45%) Maven
8 2 (0.45%) MSI
8 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.22%) Mocha
9 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 140 (31.39%) Social Skills
2 42 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.50%) Finance
3 29 (6.50%) Public Sector
4 27 (6.05%) Legal
5 25 (5.61%) Organisational Skills
6 23 (5.16%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.69%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (2.47%) Marketing
9 9 (2.02%) Billing
10 8 (1.79%) Local Government
11 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.35%) Games
12 6 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (1.12%) Electronics
13 5 (1.12%) Law
14 4 (0.90%) Military
14 4 (0.90%) Retail
15 2 (0.45%) Automotive
15 2 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 88 (19.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (16.59%) Support Engineer
3 58 (13.00%) Administrator
4 51 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
5 49 (10.99%) Developer
6 43 (9.64%) Network Engineer
7 41 (9.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 39 (8.74%) IT Engineer
9 33 (7.40%) Analyst
10 30 (6.73%) IT Support
11 26 (5.83%) Technical Support
12 25 (5.61%) Support Analyst
13 24 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (5.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (5.38%) IT Manager
14 23 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (5.16%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 20 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
17 19 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.73%) Web Services
2 28 (6.28%) HTML
3 27 (6.05%) CSS
4 25 (5.61%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (5.16%) .NET
6 22 (4.93%) AngularJS
7 21 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 19 (4.26%) .NET Core
8 19 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
8 19 (4.26%) RESTful
8 19 (4.26%) SOAP
9 10 (2.24%) LDAP
10 7 (1.57%) REST
11 6 (1.35%) CSS3
11 6 (1.35%) Laravel
11 6 (1.35%) Sass
11 6 (1.35%) Symfony
12 4 (0.90%) Apache Flex
12 4 (0.90%) JSON
12 4 (0.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 55 (12.33%) User Experience
3 40 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (7.17%) Linux Command Line
5 21 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (4.48%) Clustering
6 20 (4.48%) Public Cloud
7 17 (3.81%) Replication
8 13 (2.91%) Private Cloud
9 12 (2.69%) PKI
10 10 (2.24%) Driving Licence
10 10 (2.24%) Management Information System
11 9 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (1.35%) BYOD
13 6 (1.35%) Life Science
13 6 (1.35%) SCADA
14 4 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
14 4 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 235 (52.69%) Windows
2 161 (36.10%) Linux
3 157 (35.20%) Windows Server
4 76 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (12.56%) Windows Server 2016
5 56 (12.56%) Windows Server 2019
6 39 (8.74%) Windows 10
7 31 (6.95%) Ubuntu
8 21 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (4.48%) VMS
10 19 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.36%) CentOS
12 12 (2.69%) Android
13 11 (2.47%) Mac OS X
14 9 (2.02%) Unix
14 9 (2.02%) Windows 7
15 7 (1.57%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (21.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (14.80%) DevOps
2 66 (14.80%) ITIL
3 64 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
5 45 (10.09%) Mentoring
6 41 (9.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 40 (8.97%) Computer Science
7 40 (8.97%) Load Balancing
8 35 (7.85%) Change Management
8 35 (7.85%) Network Management
8 35 (7.85%) Service Management
9 33 (7.40%) Requirements Gathering
10 32 (7.17%) E-Commerce
11 28 (6.28%) Configuration Management
12 27 (6.05%) Project Management
12 27 (6.05%) Service Delivery
12 27 (6.05%) Web Development
13 26 (5.83%) Migration
14 24 (5.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (28.03%) PowerShell
2 65 (14.57%) SQL
3 52 (11.66%) Python
4 41 (9.19%) PHP
5 38 (8.52%) JavaScript
6 25 (5.61%) Java
7 24 (5.38%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.69%) Perl
9 11 (2.47%) Ruby
10 8 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.57%) ES6
12 6 (1.35%) C
12 6 (1.35%) C++
13 5 (1.12%) VBScript
14 3 (0.67%) C#
14 3 (0.67%) VB
15 2 (0.45%) C-shell
15 2 (0.45%) Delphi
15 2 (0.45%) Korn
15 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (11.21%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (10.31%) Security Cleared
3 41 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (7.62%) CCNP
5 30 (6.73%) CCNA
6 24 (5.38%) Degree
7 20 (4.48%) MCSE
8 14 (3.14%) MCSA
8 14 (3.14%) SC Cleared
9 12 (2.69%) MCP
10 10 (2.24%) CCIE
11 9 (2.02%) CISSP
11 9 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.02%) JNCIP
12 8 (1.79%) CCA
12 8 (1.79%) CISM
12 8 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.57%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.66%) SLA
2 15 (3.36%) QA
3 9 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.12%) NCSC
4 5 (1.12%) NIST
5 4 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.67%) GDPR
6 3 (0.67%) GRC
7 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) HL7
8 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 274 (61.43%) Active Directory
2 136 (30.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (21.08%) Hyper-V
4 40 (8.97%) Docker
5 36 (8.07%) vSphere
6 24 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (5.16%) RHEV
8 12 (2.69%) Firmware
8 12 (2.69%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (2.69%) XenApp
9 11 (2.47%) XenDesktop
10 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.35%) iptables
12 4 (0.90%) NFS
12 4 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.67%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.67%) pfSense
13 3 (0.67%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (9.42%) Kubernetes
2 31 (6.95%) Ansible
3 30 (6.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (6.73%) SCCM
4 20 (4.48%) vRealize
5 14 (3.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 12 (2.69%) Terraform
6 12 (2.69%) WSUS
7 10 (2.24%) vCenter Server
8 9 (2.02%) Grafana
9 8 (1.79%) HAProxy
9 8 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.57%) Icinga
10 7 (1.57%) Puppet
11 6 (1.35%) PowerCLI
11 6 (1.35%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.12%) Jamf Pro
12 5 (1.12%) SCOM
13 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 219 (49.10%) Microsoft
2 186 (41.70%) VMware
3 108 (24.22%) Cisco
4 58 (13.00%) Citrix
5 36 (8.07%) Meraki
6 29 (6.50%) Adobe
7 27 (6.05%) Dell
7 27 (6.05%) Veeam
8 23 (5.16%) Oracle
8 23 (5.16%) Palo Alto
9 20 (4.48%) F5
9 20 (4.48%) Red Hat
9 20 (4.48%) Sophos
10 18 (4.04%) Juniper
11 17 (3.81%) HP
12 16 (3.59%) Google
13 14 (3.14%) Sage
14 13 (2.91%) ServiceNow
15 12 (2.69%) McAfee
16 11 (2.47%) CheckPoint