Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 109 130
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 +13
Permanent jobs citing DNS 343 574 671
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.76% 2.78% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.16% 16.33% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 261 459 554
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,000 £28,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +7.59%
75th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
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 1,889 3,516 4,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.18% 17.05% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,467 2,801 3,443
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
75th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -7 112 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Hampshire +25 93 £41,500 +38.33% 18
Surrey +10 65 £52,500 +23.53% 7
Buckinghamshire +44 44 £50,000 +23.46% 5
Oxfordshire +11 35 £45,000 -25.00% 10
Berkshire -39 33 £77,500 +82.35% 5
Kent +1 29 £41,500 +43.10% 5
East Sussex +12 18 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Sussex -13 18 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Middlesex -1 3 £50,000 +92.31%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 236 (68.80%) Active Directory
2 213 (62.10%) DHCP
3 195 (56.85%) Windows
4 190 (55.39%) Microsoft
5 185 (53.94%) VMware
6 140 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 140 (40.82%) Azure
7 118 (34.40%) Firewall
7 118 (34.40%) Windows Server
8 107 (31.20%) Microsoft 365
9 103 (30.03%) TCP/IP
10 97 (28.28%) PowerShell
11 96 (27.99%) AWS
12 93 (27.11%) Hyper-V
13 92 (26.82%) Linux
14 90 (26.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 84 (24.49%) Data Centre
15 84 (24.49%) Cisco
16 77 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 68 (19.83%) Windows Server 2016
18 65 (18.95%) ITIL
19 61 (17.78%) VPN
20 60 (17.49%) Security Cleared
21 58 (16.91%) Cisco Certification
22 57 (16.62%) SAN
23 56 (16.33%) Citrix
24 52 (15.16%) SaaS
24 52 (15.16%) SCCM
25 51 (14.87%) MS Exchange
26 49 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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 51 (14.87%) MS Exchange
2 31 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.62%) IIS
6 6 (1.75%) Confluence
6 6 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.87%) Apache
8 3 (0.87%) nginx
8 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.87%) WordPress
9 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.58%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 140 (40.82%) Azure
2 107 (31.20%) Microsoft 365
3 96 (27.99%) AWS
4 52 (15.16%) SaaS
5 44 (12.83%) PaaS
6 43 (12.54%) IaaS
7 26 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (4.96%) OpenShift
9 15 (4.37%) Serverless
10 13 (3.79%) Azure Functions
11 11 (3.21%) OneDrive
12 10 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (2.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (2.33%) Power Platform
14 8 (2.33%) PowerApps
15 6 (1.75%) GitHub
15 6 (1.75%) Slack
16 5 (1.46%) Google Workspace
16 5 (1.46%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 213 (62.10%) DHCP
2 118 (34.40%) Firewall
3 103 (30.03%) TCP/IP
4 61 (17.78%) VPN
5 57 (16.62%) SAN
6 39 (11.37%) WAN
7 32 (9.33%) Internet
7 32 (9.33%) VLAN
8 27 (7.87%) NAS
9 25 (7.29%) Network Security
10 23 (6.71%) Wireless
11 20 (5.83%) SSL
12 19 (5.54%) HTTP
12 19 (5.54%) LAN
12 19 (5.54%) SMTP
13 18 (5.25%) BGP
13 18 (5.25%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (4.37%) VSAN
15 12 (3.50%) IPv4
16 10 (2.92%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.75%) MySQL
6 5 (1.46%) Big Data
7 4 (1.17%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.58%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.29%) Redis
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (5.83%) JIRA
2 16 (4.66%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.46%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.17%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.87%) GitLab
6 3 (0.87%) Gradle
6 3 (0.87%) Maven
7 2 (0.58%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.58%) GDB
7 2 (0.58%) MSI
7 2 (0.58%) Selenium
7 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.58%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.58%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
General
1 29 (8.45%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.12%) Finance
3 8 (2.33%) Marketing
4 7 (2.04%) Military
5 6 (1.75%) Billing
5 6 (1.75%) Electronics
5 6 (1.75%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.46%) Back Office
7 4 (1.17%) Legal
7 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.87%) German Language
8 3 (0.87%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 31 (9.04%) Administrator
3 31 (9.04%) Network Engineer
4 29 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 29 (8.45%) IT Engineer
5 24 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
6 23 (6.71%) IT Support
7 22 (6.41%) Analyst
7 22 (6.41%) Azure Engineer
8 21 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
9 19 (5.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (4.96%) Server Engineer
11 14 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (4.08%) Architect
11 14 (4.08%) Design Engineer
11 14 (4.08%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
11 14 (4.08%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.54%) LDAP
2 11 (3.21%) .NET
3 9 (2.62%) Web Services
4 5 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.46%) SAML
5 3 (0.87%) .NET Core
5 3 (0.87%) CSS
5 3 (0.87%) HTML
5 3 (0.87%) JSON
5 3 (0.87%) LAMP
5 3 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.58%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.58%) CGI
6 2 (0.58%) CSS3
6 2 (0.58%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (0.58%) POSIX
6 2 (0.58%) REST
6 2 (0.58%) SOAP
6 2 (0.58%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 84 (24.49%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.29%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.79%) Clustering
3 13 (3.79%) Replication
4 12 (3.50%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.62%) PKI
7 8 (2.33%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.75%) EPoS
10 5 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.17%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.17%) Life Science
12 3 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.87%) User Experience
13 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 195 (56.85%) Windows
2 118 (34.40%) Windows Server
3 92 (26.82%) Linux
4 77 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (19.83%) Windows Server 2016
6 45 (13.12%) Windows 10
7 42 (12.24%) Windows Server 2019
8 21 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (4.08%) Windows 7
10 12 (3.50%) CentOS
11 10 (2.92%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.62%) Unix
12 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.46%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.17%) Android
14 4 (1.17%) Debian
14 4 (1.17%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.17%) VMS
15 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 65 (18.95%) ITIL
3 48 (13.99%) DevOps
4 39 (11.37%) Continuous Improvement
5 34 (9.91%) Load Balancing
6 32 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (9.04%) Service Management
8 30 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (7.58%) ITIL V3
9 26 (7.58%) Network Virtualisation
10 23 (6.71%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 22 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
11 22 (6.41%) Requirements Gathering
12 19 (5.54%) IT Strategy
12 19 (5.54%) Migration
12 19 (5.54%) Network Management
12 19 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (5.25%) Configuration Management
13 18 (5.25%) Converged Infrastructure
13 18 (5.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 97 (28.28%) PowerShell
2 45 (13.12%) Python
3 31 (9.04%) SQL
4 13 (3.79%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.92%) Java
6 8 (2.33%) PHP
6 8 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.04%) Ruby
8 6 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.46%) Perl
10 4 (1.17%) C
10 4 (1.17%) C++
10 4 (1.17%) VB
10 4 (1.17%) VBScript
11 2 (0.58%) C#
11 2 (0.58%) C-shell
11 2 (0.58%) Delphi
11 2 (0.58%) Korn
11 2 (0.58%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 58 (16.91%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 45 (13.12%) CCNP
5 39 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (9.33%) CCNA
7 31 (9.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (7.00%) MCSA
9 20 (5.83%) MCP
10 17 (4.96%) MCSE
11 16 (4.66%) Degree
12 14 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (4.08%) DV Cleared
13 13 (3.79%) CISSP
14 12 (3.50%) VCP6
15 8 (2.33%) CISM
16 7 (2.04%) CCIE
16 7 (2.04%) JNCIS
16 7 (2.04%) MCITP
17 6 (1.75%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.66%) SLA
2 9 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.04%) QA
4 4 (1.17%) GDPR
4 4 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.87%) GRC
5 3 (0.87%) NIST
6 2 (0.58%) NCSC
6 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 236 (68.80%) Active Directory
2 140 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (27.11%) Hyper-V
4 47 (13.70%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (12.24%) vSphere
6 41 (11.95%) Virtual Servers
7 30 (8.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 24 (7.00%) XenApp
9 21 (6.12%) XenDesktop
10 19 (5.54%) Docker
11 17 (4.96%) VMware NSX
12 12 (3.50%) Firmware
13 11 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (2.33%) DFS Replication
14 8 (2.33%) RHEV
15 6 (1.75%) NFS
16 4 (1.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (1.17%) VirtualBox
17 3 (0.87%) iptables
17 3 (0.87%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 52 (15.16%) SCCM
2 42 (12.24%) Ansible
3 35 (10.20%) Kubernetes
4 30 (8.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (7.00%) vRealize
6 21 (6.12%) Terraform
7 20 (5.83%) SCOM
8 19 (5.54%) SCVMM
9 18 (5.25%) HAProxy
10 10 (2.92%) WSUS
11 9 (2.62%) Puppet
12 7 (2.04%) Nagios
12 7 (2.04%) WMI
13 4 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.17%) SCSM
14 3 (0.87%) Grafana
14 3 (0.87%) Icinga
14 3 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 190 (55.39%) Microsoft
2 185 (53.94%) VMware
3 84 (24.49%) Cisco
4 56 (16.33%) Citrix
5 39 (11.37%) Dell
6 36 (10.50%) F5
7 29 (8.45%) Red Hat
8 26 (7.58%) Oracle
9 25 (7.29%) ServiceNow
10 21 (6.12%) IBM
11 20 (5.83%) Veeam
12 19 (5.54%) Infoblox
13 18 (5.25%) EMC
13 18 (5.25%) Palo Alto
14 16 (4.66%) Juniper
15 15 (4.37%) Meraki
16 14 (4.08%) SolarWinds
17 13 (3.79%) McAfee
18 11 (3.21%) CheckPoint
18 11 (3.21%) Sophos