Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 131 109
Rank change year-on-year +16 -22 -32
Permanent jobs citing DNS 706 698 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.80% 2.41% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.87% 15.54% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 523 602 756
South East median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +6.25%

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 4,184 4,491 5,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.59% 15.54% 17.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,230 3,526 4,147
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS in the South East.

Salary trend for DNS in the South East

DNS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019. 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 -25 195 £40,000 +5.26% 80
Hampshire +55 174 £35,000 -19.54% 53
Surrey -7 126 £35,000 -27.08% 46
Berkshire -5 122 £40,000 -3.61% 46
West Sussex +53 104 £48,000 -12.73% 17
East Sussex +38 52 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Kent +9 49 £30,000 +11.11% 16
Buckinghamshire -9 40 £42,000 +5.00% 18
Oxfordshire -12 33 £35,000 - 16
Middlesex - 4 £43,000 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 507 (71.81%) DHCP
2 476 (67.42%) Windows
3 427 (60.48%) Active Directory
4 327 (46.32%) Microsoft
5 315 (44.62%) VMware
6 295 (41.78%) Firewall
7 275 (38.95%) Windows Server
8 263 (37.25%) TCP/IP
9 256 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 212 (30.03%) Cisco
11 208 (29.46%) ITIL
12 190 (26.91%) WAN
13 186 (26.35%) Linux
14 182 (25.78%) Azure
15 179 (25.35%) LAN
16 178 (25.21%) Office 365
17 171 (24.22%) VPN
18 161 (22.80%) Hyper-V
19 147 (20.82%) PowerShell
20 134 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
21 129 (18.27%) MS Exchange
22 128 (18.13%) Cisco Certification
23 122 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 112 (15.86%) Citrix
25 109 (15.44%) Data Centre
26 107 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
27 101 (14.31%) Windows 10
28 98 (13.88%) Finance
29 97 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
29 97 (13.74%) 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
1 129 (18.27%) MS Exchange
2 84 (11.90%) IIS
3 42 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (4.53%) SharePoint
5 25 (3.54%) Skype for Business
6 22 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.13%) Confluence
10 6 (0.85%) Apache
10 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.57%) CMS
11 4 (0.57%) JBoss
11 4 (0.57%) WordPress
12 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.28%) nginx
14 1 (0.14%) JCAPS
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 71 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.57%) CA PPM
2 4 (0.57%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 182 (25.78%) Azure
2 178 (25.21%) Office 365
3 69 (9.77%) AWS
4 48 (6.80%) SaaS
5 35 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (4.53%) IaaS
7 21 (2.97%) PaaS
8 20 (2.83%) GCP
9 12 (1.70%) G Suite
10 11 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 9 (1.27%) Power Platform
12 8 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.85%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.71%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.57%) GitHub
15 4 (0.57%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.57%) Serverless
15 4 (0.57%) Yammer
16 3 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 507 (71.81%) DHCP
2 295 (41.78%) Firewall
3 263 (37.25%) TCP/IP
4 190 (26.91%) WAN
5 179 (25.35%) LAN
6 171 (24.22%) VPN
7 91 (12.89%) Internet
8 76 (10.76%) VLAN
9 75 (10.62%) SAN
10 67 (9.49%) Wireless
11 65 (9.21%) VoIP
12 63 (8.92%) BGP
13 62 (8.78%) Network Security
14 56 (7.93%) OSPF
15 53 (7.51%) MPLS
16 49 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
17 47 (6.66%) SSL
18 46 (6.52%) SMTP
19 43 (6.09%) IPsec
20 39 (5.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.12%) MySQL
3 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.27%) Big Data
7 8 (1.13%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.99%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (0.57%) Power BI
11 4 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.28%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.28%) Redis
13 2 (0.28%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 30 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.56%) JIRA
4 10 (1.42%) Subversion
5 8 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.57%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.42%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.42%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.42%) Selenium
8 3 (0.42%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.28%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.28%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 98 (13.88%) Finance
2 33 (4.67%) Retail
3 20 (2.83%) Public Sector
4 18 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.98%) Back Office
6 13 (1.84%) Online Betting
7 12 (1.70%) Legal
8 8 (1.13%) Law
9 7 (0.99%) Games
10 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.85%) Marketing
10 6 (0.85%) Military
11 5 (0.71%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.57%) Electronics
13 3 (0.42%) Automotive
13 3 (0.42%) Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Billing
14 2 (0.28%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 103 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 100 (14.16%) Network Engineer
3 87 (12.32%) Analyst
4 76 (10.76%) Support Engineer
5 58 (8.22%) IT Support
6 56 (7.93%) IT Engineer
7 54 (7.65%) Support Analyst
8 45 (6.37%) Administrator
9 44 (6.23%) Systems Administrator
10 39 (5.52%) Security Engineer
11 38 (5.38%) Architect
12 36 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
12 36 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
13 35 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
14 33 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
15 28 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support
15 28 (3.97%) IT Technician
16 27 (3.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 25 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
18 24 (3.40%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.37%) LDAP
2 11 (1.56%) .NET
3 9 (1.27%) Kafka
4 7 (0.99%) CSS
4 7 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (0.99%) HTML
5 6 (0.85%) AngularJS
5 6 (0.85%) MAPI
5 6 (0.85%) Web Services
6 5 (0.71%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.71%) Middleware
6 5 (0.71%) Node.js
6 5 (0.71%) RESTful
6 5 (0.71%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.57%) .NET Core
7 4 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (0.57%) REST
7 4 (0.57%) SOAP
7 4 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 109 (15.44%) Data Centre
2 84 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 40 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (4.39%) PKI
6 24 (3.40%) Clustering
7 18 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
7 18 (2.55%) Private Cloud
8 16 (2.27%) Blackberry
8 16 (2.27%) NHS
8 16 (2.27%) Replication
9 15 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.84%) EMC VNX
10 13 (1.84%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (0.99%) EFT
13 6 (0.85%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.85%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.71%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 476 (67.42%) Windows
2 275 (38.95%) Windows Server
3 186 (26.35%) Linux
4 134 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 107 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (14.31%) Windows 10
7 79 (11.19%) Windows 7
8 73 (10.34%) Unix
9 27 (3.82%) CentOS
9 27 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (3.40%) Solaris
10 24 (3.40%) Windows 8
11 21 (2.97%) Ubuntu
12 15 (2.12%) Mac OS
13 13 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.70%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.71%) VMS
16 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.57%) Debian
17 3 (0.42%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (29.46%) ITIL
2 122 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 74 (10.48%) Information Security
4 64 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (8.92%) Mentoring
6 59 (8.36%) Incident Management
7 53 (7.51%) Server Management
8 47 (6.66%) DevOps
8 47 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 46 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (6.52%) Configuration Management
10 45 (6.37%) Project Delivery
11 41 (5.81%) Kalman Filter
12 40 (5.67%) Computer Science
12 40 (5.67%) Cybersecurity
12 40 (5.67%) Migration
13 39 (5.52%) Patch Management
14 36 (5.10%) Load Balancing
15 34 (4.82%) Network Design
16 33 (4.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 147 (20.82%) PowerShell
2 97 (13.74%) SQL
3 69 (9.77%) Python
4 37 (5.24%) Bash Shell
5 35 (4.96%) C
6 27 (3.82%) Ruby
7 19 (2.69%) Perl
8 16 (2.27%) Java
8 16 (2.27%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.42%) C#
10 8 (1.13%) Go
10 8 (1.13%) PHP
10 8 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.57%) Google Apps Script
12 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.28%) VBScript
13 1 (0.14%) C++
13 1 (0.14%) Lua
13 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 128 (18.13%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (13.46%) Degree
4 93 (13.17%) CCNP
5 75 (10.62%) CCNA
6 71 (10.06%) Security Cleared
7 48 (6.80%) MCSE
8 42 (5.95%) MCP
9 37 (5.24%) MCSA
10 34 (4.82%) DV Cleared
11 32 (4.53%) SC Cleared
12 30 (4.25%) JNCIS
13 25 (3.54%) JNCIP
14 24 (3.40%) CCIE
14 24 (3.40%) CISSP
15 23 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (2.12%) DBS Check
18 14 (1.98%) CCMSE
18 14 (1.98%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (11.05%) SLA
2 45 (6.37%) PCI DSS
3 30 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.83%) GDPR
5 9 (1.27%) COBIT
6 8 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.85%) QA
8 4 (0.57%) PMO
9 3 (0.42%) NIST
10 2 (0.28%) DICOM
10 2 (0.28%) NCSC
10 2 (0.28%) RMADS
11 1 (0.14%) GxP
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.14%) PSD2
11 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 427 (60.48%) Active Directory
2 256 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (22.80%) Hyper-V
4 57 (8.07%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (6.94%) vSphere
6 40 (5.67%) Firmware
7 31 (4.39%) Docker
8 25 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (3.26%) NFS
10 22 (3.12%) XenDesktop
11 15 (2.12%) Terminal Server
12 12 (1.70%) Terminal Services
12 12 (1.70%) VMware NSX
13 8 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.85%) iptables
15 5 (0.71%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.71%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 83 (11.76%) SCCM
2 41 (5.81%) Ansible
2 41 (5.81%) WSUS
3 32 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (4.39%) SCOM
5 30 (4.25%) vRealize
6 24 (3.40%) Puppet
7 20 (2.83%) Kubernetes
7 20 (2.83%) SCVMM
7 20 (2.83%) vCenter Server
8 18 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (2.41%) Terraform
10 14 (1.98%) EMC NetWorker
11 13 (1.84%) NetBackup
12 12 (1.70%) Nagios
13 10 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.99%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 327 (46.32%) Microsoft
2 315 (44.62%) VMware
3 212 (30.03%) Cisco
4 112 (15.86%) Citrix
5 82 (11.61%) Juniper
6 69 (9.77%) HP
7 58 (8.22%) ServiceNow
8 57 (8.07%) CheckPoint
9 45 (6.37%) Palo Alto
10 44 (6.23%) Dell
11 43 (6.09%) EMC
12 39 (5.52%) F5
12 39 (5.52%) Splunk
13 36 (5.10%) Symantec
14 35 (4.96%) Google
15 27 (3.82%) Blue Coat
15 27 (3.82%) SolarWinds
16 25 (3.54%) IBM
16 25 (3.54%) Oracle
16 25 (3.54%) Veeam