Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 102 117
Rank change year-on-year -38 +15 +22
Permanent jobs citing DNS 457 244 716
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.55% 3.04% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.11% 15.53% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 379 191 544
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,750
25th Percentile £31,000 £29,000 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £36,050 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.96% -6.36% -3.75%
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £86,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £43,000 £46,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -7.53% +13.41% -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 2,524 1,571 4,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.06% 19.58% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,711 1,290 3,364
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,525 £33,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +8.51% -1.05%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -32 153 £40,000 -15.79% 50
Surrey +4 105 £41,000 +30.16% 25
Hampshire -108 102 £35,000 -2.78% 21
Buckinghamshire -14 65 £32,000 -20.00% 10
Berkshire -58 59 £45,000 -21.74% 25
Kent +1 54 £32,250 -60.91% 26
Oxfordshire -15 29 £33,000 -30.53% 15
West Sussex -10 19 £55,000 +7.32% 7
East Sussex -56 8 £33,250 -2.21% 3
Sussex - 2 £50,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £39,000 - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 272 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 263 (57.55%) DHCP
3 241 (52.74%) Windows
4 230 (50.33%) Microsoft
5 222 (48.58%) Firewall
6 183 (40.04%) Azure
7 171 (37.42%) Microsoft 365
8 160 (35.01%) VMware
9 159 (34.79%) Social Skills
10 156 (34.14%) VPN
11 153 (33.48%) Windows Server
12 148 (32.39%) Linux
13 119 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 116 (25.38%) PowerShell
15 112 (24.51%) TCP/IP
16 106 (23.19%) Cisco
17 91 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
18 79 (17.29%) ITIL
19 78 (17.07%) Hyper-V
20 73 (15.97%) AWS
20 73 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
21 71 (15.54%) Windows 10
21 71 (15.54%) WAN
22 69 (15.10%) SQL
23 66 (14.44%) User Experience
24 65 (14.22%) Data Centre
24 65 (14.22%) LAN
25 63 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
26 62 (13.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 61 (13.35%) DevOps

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 57 (12.47%) MS Exchange
2 49 (10.72%) SharePoint
3 45 (9.85%) WordPress
4 42 (9.19%) CMS
5 29 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (5.91%) IIS
7 19 (4.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (2.84%) Confluence
9 11 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (2.41%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.53%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.09%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.88%) JBoss
13 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.44%) Drupal
15 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 38 (8.32%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (6.56%) Magento
2 11 (2.41%) Sage 200
3 8 (1.75%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 183 (40.04%) Azure
2 171 (37.42%) Microsoft 365
3 73 (15.97%) AWS
4 61 (13.35%) SaaS
5 42 (9.19%) IaaS
5 42 (9.19%) PaaS
6 39 (8.53%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (6.35%) GitHub
8 23 (5.03%) OneDrive
9 21 (4.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 21 (4.60%) Azure Service Bus
10 19 (4.16%) Azure App Service
10 19 (4.16%) Azure Storage
11 17 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (3.06%) Mimecast
13 10 (2.19%) Google Workspace
14 9 (1.97%) GCP
15 7 (1.53%) Azure Sentinel
15 7 (1.53%) Power Automate
15 7 (1.53%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 263 (57.55%) DHCP
2 222 (48.58%) Firewall
3 156 (34.14%) VPN
4 112 (24.51%) TCP/IP
5 71 (15.54%) WAN
6 65 (14.22%) LAN
7 61 (13.35%) VLAN
8 47 (10.28%) SAN
9 40 (8.75%) Internet
10 37 (8.10%) HTTP
10 37 (8.10%) Wi-Fi
11 31 (6.78%) Wireless
12 27 (5.91%) SSL
12 27 (5.91%) VoIP
13 26 (5.69%) Network Security
14 22 (4.81%) IPsec
15 20 (4.38%) MPLS
16 19 (4.16%) BGP
17 16 (3.50%) SMTP
17 16 (3.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.97%) MySQL
3 19 (4.16%) Big Data
4 13 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.19%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.88%) Redis
8 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.44%) DB2
10 2 (0.44%) MS Access
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2019
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (10.50%) JIRA
2 31 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (2.84%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.19%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.75%) Selenium
7 6 (1.31%) Travis CI
8 5 (1.09%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.88%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.66%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.22%) GitLab
12 1 (0.22%) Mocha
12 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 159 (34.79%) Social Skills
2 43 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (7.66%) Finance
4 34 (7.44%) Public Sector
5 25 (5.47%) Legal
5 25 (5.47%) Organisational Skills
6 24 (5.25%) Telecoms
7 17 (3.72%) Retail
8 12 (2.63%) Law
9 11 (2.41%) Marketing
9 11 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.97%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 8 (1.75%) Local Government
12 7 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (1.53%) Military
12 7 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
13 6 (1.31%) Games
14 5 (1.09%) Automotive
14 5 (1.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 66 (14.44%) Support Engineer
2 56 (12.25%) Developer
3 53 (11.60%) Analyst
3 53 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 52 (11.38%) Administrator
5 48 (10.50%) Systems Administrator
6 39 (8.53%) IT Engineer
6 39 (8.53%) Network Engineer
7 36 (7.88%) IT Support
8 35 (7.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 34 (7.44%) Support Analyst
10 32 (7.00%) IT Manager
11 29 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
12 24 (5.25%) IT Support Engineer
13 23 (5.03%) Technical Support
14 20 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
15 19 (4.16%) Full Stack Developer
15 19 (4.16%) Lead Developer
16 18 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 17 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.10%) AngularJS
2 34 (7.44%) HTML
3 33 (7.22%) CSS
4 30 (6.56%) .NET
4 30 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 25 (5.47%) .NET Core
5 25 (5.47%) Web Services
6 22 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
7 20 (4.38%) RESTful
8 19 (4.16%) ActiveMQ
8 19 (4.16%) SOAP
9 10 (2.19%) WebSockets
10 6 (1.31%) Node.js
10 6 (1.31%) SignalR
10 6 (1.31%) Swagger
11 5 (1.09%) REST
12 4 (0.88%) LDAP
12 4 (0.88%) Velocity
12 4 (0.88%) WSH
13 3 (0.66%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.44%) User Experience
2 65 (14.22%) Data Centre
3 41 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (6.13%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (3.28%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.84%) Clustering
7 13 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (2.41%) Replication
9 10 (2.19%) Video\Live Streaming
10 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.97%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.75%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.53%) SCADA
13 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.09%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.88%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 241 (52.74%) Windows
2 153 (33.48%) Windows Server
3 148 (32.39%) Linux
4 73 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (15.54%) Windows 10
6 52 (11.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 52 (11.38%) Windows Server 2019
7 30 (6.56%) Ubuntu
8 25 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (5.03%) Unix
10 22 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (4.60%) CentOS
11 21 (4.60%) VMS
12 19 (4.16%) Windows 7
13 17 (3.72%) Android
13 17 (3.72%) Apple iOS
14 15 (3.28%) Mac OS X
15 11 (2.41%) Mac OS
16 9 (1.97%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
2 79 (17.29%) ITIL
3 63 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (13.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 61 (13.35%) DevOps
6 45 (9.85%) Project Management
7 42 (9.19%) Mentoring
8 39 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 36 (7.88%) E-Commerce
9 36 (7.88%) Migration
10 35 (7.66%) Computer Science
11 33 (7.22%) Web Development
12 32 (7.00%) Service Delivery
13 31 (6.78%) Front End Development
14 30 (6.56%) SEO
15 29 (6.35%) Change Management
15 29 (6.35%) Full Stack Development
15 29 (6.35%) Load Balancing
15 29 (6.35%) Service Management
16 27 (5.91%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 116 (25.38%) PowerShell
2 69 (15.10%) SQL
3 52 (11.38%) PHP
4 49 (10.72%) Python
5 40 (8.75%) JavaScript
6 18 (3.94%) Java
6 18 (3.94%) Perl
7 17 (3.72%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.50%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.97%) C#
10 7 (1.53%) C
11 4 (0.88%) C-shell
11 4 (0.88%) ES6
11 4 (0.88%) R
11 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.88%) VBScript
12 3 (0.66%) C++
12 3 (0.66%) Ruby
13 1 (0.22%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 57 (12.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (9.19%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (8.10%) Security Cleared
4 28 (6.13%) CCNA
4 28 (6.13%) MCSA
4 28 (6.13%) MCSE
5 25 (5.47%) Degree
6 21 (4.60%) CCNP
7 15 (3.28%) MCP
8 13 (2.84%) CCA
8 13 (2.84%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.75%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.75%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.53%) MCITP
12 6 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (1.31%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.31%) SANS
12 6 (1.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.41%) SLA
2 10 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.97%) GDPR
4 8 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.53%) QA
6 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.44%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) HL7
8 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.22%) NCSC
8 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 272 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 119 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (17.07%) Hyper-V
4 38 (8.32%) Docker
5 33 (7.22%) vSphere
6 23 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.84%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (2.41%) RHEV
8 11 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.97%) Firmware
10 8 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.31%) VMware NSX
12 5 (1.09%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.44%) iptables
14 2 (0.44%) NFS
14 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.44%) pfSense
15 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (8.97%) SCCM
2 38 (8.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (6.78%) Kubernetes
4 23 (5.03%) WSUS
5 12 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (2.19%) Ansible
7 8 (1.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 8 (1.75%) Pingdom
7 8 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.53%) Jamf Pro
8 7 (1.53%) QRadar
8 7 (1.53%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.31%) PowerCLI
10 5 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (1.09%) Grafana
11 4 (0.88%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.88%) Nessus
11 4 (0.88%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.88%) Terraform
11 4 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 230 (50.33%) Microsoft
2 160 (35.01%) VMware
3 106 (23.19%) Cisco
4 45 (9.85%) Citrix
5 41 (8.97%) Adobe
6 34 (7.44%) Palo Alto
6 34 (7.44%) Veeam
7 29 (6.35%) Meraki
8 25 (5.47%) Sophos
9 23 (5.03%) Dell
10 18 (3.94%) Google
10 18 (3.94%) SolarWinds
11 17 (3.72%) Juniper
12 16 (3.50%) Sage
13 15 (3.28%) Zscaler
14 14 (3.06%) HP
14 14 (3.06%) NetApp
14 14 (3.06%) Splunk
15 13 (2.84%) Oracle
16 12 (2.63%) CrowdStrike