Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 128 133
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -45
Permanent jobs citing DNS 331 690 760
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.44% 2.57% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.98% 15.83% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 225 564 629
Median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% -9.41%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £21,150
90th Percentile £72,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 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 2,368 4,360 5,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.49% 16.26% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,833 3,360 3,992
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 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
Thames Valley +31 133 £47,500 +18.75% 17
Hampshire +28 85 £30,000 -10.45% 8
Berkshire +34 75 £48,250 +20.63% 7
Oxfordshire +19 39 £47,500 +35.71% 6
West Sussex +32 36 £42,500 - 1
Surrey -21 34 £31,000 -27.06% 6
East Sussex +35 28 £40,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +18 20 £35,000 -17.16% 4
Kent +6 11 £27,500 -15.38% 9
Middlesex +6 1 £26,000 -39.53%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 South East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 234 (70.69%) Windows
2 219 (66.16%) DHCP
3 203 (61.33%) Active Directory
4 158 (47.73%) Microsoft
5 148 (44.71%) Windows Server
6 142 (42.90%) VMware
7 115 (34.74%) Firewall
7 115 (34.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 112 (33.84%) PowerShell
9 97 (29.31%) Azure
10 93 (28.10%) TCP/IP
11 91 (27.49%) Hyper-V
12 80 (24.17%) Data Centre
13 77 (23.26%) Linux
14 76 (22.96%) Windows Server 2016
15 72 (21.75%) Office 365
16 69 (20.85%) WAN
17 67 (20.24%) Cisco
18 66 (19.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 64 (19.34%) VPN
20 63 (19.03%) Security Cleared
20 63 (19.03%) SCCM
21 60 (18.13%) LAN
22 59 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
23 58 (17.52%) Windows 10
24 55 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
25 54 (16.31%) Windows Server 2003
26 53 (16.01%) AWS
26 53 (16.01%) DevOps
27 50 (15.11%) SQL

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 46 (13.90%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.34%) IIS
3 14 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (3.93%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.32%) CMS
5 11 (3.32%) WordPress
6 6 (1.81%) Apache
6 6 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.21%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.91%) Drupal
9 2 (0.60%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.30%) Confluence
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.30%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.30%) nginx
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 34 (10.27%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.63%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.60%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Magento
2 4 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.30%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.30%) Line 50
3 1 (0.30%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 97 (29.31%) Azure
2 72 (21.75%) Office 365
3 53 (16.01%) AWS
4 22 (6.65%) SaaS
5 16 (4.83%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.93%) IaaS
6 13 (3.93%) PaaS
7 9 (2.72%) Slack
8 8 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.42%) Serverless
9 7 (2.11%) Azure Functions
9 7 (2.11%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.11%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.21%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.60%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 219 (66.16%) DHCP
2 115 (34.74%) Firewall
3 93 (28.10%) TCP/IP
4 69 (20.85%) WAN
5 64 (19.34%) VPN
6 60 (18.13%) LAN
7 49 (14.80%) SAN
8 35 (10.57%) VLAN
9 32 (9.67%) Wireless
10 30 (9.06%) VoIP
11 29 (8.76%) Internet
12 23 (6.95%) WLAN
13 19 (5.74%) Fibre Channel
13 19 (5.74%) HTTP
14 18 (5.44%) FTP
14 18 (5.44%) NAS
14 18 (5.44%) Network Security
15 17 (5.14%) SMTP
16 15 (4.53%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.46%) MySQL
3 8 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (2.42%) Big Data
4 3 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.91%) HBase
5 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.60%) DB2
5 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.60%) Redis
6 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.63%) JIRA
3 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.91%) Selenium
4 3 (0.91%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.60%) JMeter
5 2 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Mocha
6 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (11.78%) Finance
2 12 (3.63%) Games
3 11 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.81%) Law
5 5 (1.51%) Banking
5 5 (1.51%) Legal
5 5 (1.51%) Military
6 3 (0.91%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.91%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.60%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.60%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (13.29%) IT Engineer
2 39 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (10.88%) Support Engineer
4 31 (9.37%) Administrator
5 29 (8.76%) Architect
5 29 (8.76%) Server Engineer
6 27 (8.16%) IT Support
6 27 (8.16%) Network Engineer
7 26 (7.85%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (6.65%) Developer
8 22 (6.65%) Junior
9 20 (6.04%) Analyst
10 16 (4.83%) Operations Engineer
11 15 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 14 (4.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (4.23%) Juniper Architect
13 13 (3.93%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (3.93%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.23%) CSS
2 12 (3.63%) .NET
3 11 (3.32%) AngularJS
3 11 (3.32%) HTML
4 9 (2.72%) LDAP
4 9 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.91%) Kafka
5 3 (0.91%) Middleware
6 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.60%) Apache Camel
6 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (0.60%) Backbone.js
6 2 (0.60%) CSS3
6 2 (0.60%) HTML5
6 2 (0.60%) jQuery
6 2 (0.60%) Node.js
6 2 (0.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 80 (24.17%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.95%) Clustering
3 17 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.14%) Driving Licence
3 17 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.32%) User Experience
6 10 (3.02%) CMDB
6 10 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.72%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.42%) Private Cloud
9 7 (2.11%) PKI
9 7 (2.11%) Replication
9 7 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.51%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.21%) Handset
13 3 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 234 (70.69%) Windows
2 148 (44.71%) Windows Server
3 77 (23.26%) Linux
4 76 (22.96%) Windows Server 2016
5 59 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (17.52%) Windows 10
7 55 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (16.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (11.48%) Windows 7
10 27 (8.16%) Windows Server 2019
11 24 (7.25%) Windows 8
12 15 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (3.93%) Unix
14 7 (2.11%) Solaris
15 6 (1.81%) CentOS
16 5 (1.51%) Windows XP
17 4 (1.21%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.60%) Android
18 2 (0.60%) Debian
18 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (16.01%) DevOps
3 35 (10.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (9.97%) Information Security
5 31 (9.37%) Performance Monitoring
6 30 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (9.06%) Project Delivery
7 29 (8.76%) ITIL
7 29 (8.76%) Server Management
8 25 (7.55%) Migration
9 23 (6.95%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (6.95%) Validation
10 22 (6.65%) Proactive Management
10 22 (6.65%) Storage Management
10 22 (6.65%) Virtual Environments
11 21 (6.34%) Project Management
12 20 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (5.44%) Change Management
14 17 (5.14%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (33.84%) PowerShell
2 50 (15.11%) SQL
3 35 (10.57%) Python
4 25 (7.55%) Bash Shell
5 20 (6.04%) C#
6 19 (5.74%) PHP
7 13 (3.93%) JavaScript
7 13 (3.93%) Perl
8 12 (3.63%) Java
8 12 (3.63%) T-SQL
8 12 (3.63%) VB
9 10 (3.02%) VBScript
10 9 (2.72%) Ruby
11 6 (1.81%) C
11 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.51%) C++
13 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.60%) AWK
14 2 (0.60%) sed
14 2 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (19.03%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.20%) DV Cleared
3 36 (10.88%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (8.16%) Degree
5 26 (7.85%) CCNA
6 24 (7.25%) CCNP
7 21 (6.34%) SC Cleared
8 19 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (3.93%) MCSE
10 12 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.11%) MCSA
12 6 (1.81%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.81%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.81%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.51%) CCDP
14 4 (1.21%) CISM
14 4 (1.21%) CISSP
14 4 (1.21%) MCP
15 2 (0.60%) Linux+ Certification
15 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.76%) SLA
2 23 (6.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (6.04%) GDPR
4 9 (2.72%) NIST
4 9 (2.72%) NIST 800
5 7 (2.11%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.21%) QA
7 3 (0.91%) GxP
7 3 (0.91%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.60%) WCAG
9 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 203 (61.33%) Active Directory
2 115 (34.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (27.49%) Hyper-V
4 42 (12.69%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (7.25%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (6.95%) vSphere
7 16 (4.83%) Docker
7 16 (4.83%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (4.23%) Firmware
9 13 (3.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (3.63%) VMware Server
11 7 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.81%) XenApp
13 5 (1.51%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.51%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.60%) NFS
15 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 63 (19.03%) SCCM
2 46 (13.90%) WSUS
3 29 (8.76%) SCOM
4 24 (7.25%) SCVMM
5 23 (6.95%) Ansible
5 23 (6.95%) NetBackup
5 23 (6.95%) Terraform
6 22 (6.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 16 (4.83%) PowerCLI
8 11 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (3.02%) Puppet
9 10 (3.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 8 (2.42%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.81%) FortiGate
11 6 (1.81%) vCenter Server
12 5 (1.51%) Nessus
13 4 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.91%) HP ALM
14 3 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 158 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 142 (42.90%) VMware
3 67 (20.24%) Cisco
4 48 (14.50%) HP
5 35 (10.57%) Citrix
6 29 (8.76%) Symantec
7 28 (8.46%) Juniper
8 22 (6.65%) EMC
9 19 (5.74%) CheckPoint
10 17 (5.14%) Oracle
11 14 (4.23%) Meraki
11 14 (4.23%) Palo Alto
12 13 (3.93%) F5
13 12 (3.63%) Adobe
13 12 (3.63%) Dell
13 12 (3.63%) Red Hat
13 12 (3.63%) SolarWinds
14 10 (3.02%) Brocade
14 10 (3.02%) ServiceNow
14 10 (3.02%) Veeam