Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 127 138
Rank change year-on-year +31 +11 -60
Permanent jobs citing DNS 728 675 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.13% 2.53% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.44% 15.74% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 543 583 658
South East median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,200 £65,000
England median annual salary £41,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.49% +1.18% +3.66%

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 3,948 4,289 5,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.96% 16.05% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,051 3,347 4,152
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +4 211 £47,500 +18.75% 73
Hampshire +31 160 £35,000 -20.45% 19
Surrey +13 142 £35,000 -27.08% 33
Berkshire +2 122 £45,000 -5.26% 53
West Sussex +20 101 £48,000 -8.57% 8
East Sussex +40 61 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Oxfordshire +13 51 £60,000 +71.43% 14
Kent +35 50 £29,000 -31.76% 16
Buckinghamshire -11 38 £43,000 +4.24% 6
Middlesex - 1 £30,000 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 496 (68.13%) DHCP
2 481 (66.07%) Windows
3 410 (56.32%) Active Directory
4 350 (48.08%) Microsoft
5 324 (44.51%) Firewall
6 276 (37.91%) VMware
7 238 (32.69%) TCP/IP
8 227 (31.18%) Windows Server
9 226 (31.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 205 (28.16%) WAN
11 203 (27.88%) Linux
12 201 (27.61%) LAN
13 192 (26.37%) ITIL
14 191 (26.24%) Cisco
15 183 (25.14%) PowerShell
16 170 (23.35%) Azure
17 166 (22.80%) VPN
18 154 (21.15%) Office 365
19 132 (18.13%) MS Exchange
20 122 (16.76%) Windows Server 2012
21 121 (16.62%) Hyper-V
21 121 (16.62%) Cisco Certification
22 120 (16.48%) Windows 10
23 112 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 111 (15.25%) SQL
25 109 (14.97%) Finance
26 106 (14.56%) Data Centre
27 104 (14.29%) Degree
28 103 (14.15%) Python
28 103 (14.15%) Juniper

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
1 132 (18.13%) MS Exchange
2 73 (10.03%) IIS
3 48 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (5.91%) SharePoint
5 22 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.65%) Apache
6 12 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.51%) WordPress
8 10 (1.37%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.24%) CMS
9 9 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.96%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.82%) Confluence
11 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.55%) JBoss
13 3 (0.41%) Drupal
14 2 (0.27%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 78 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Exchequer
1 5 (0.69%) Line 50
1 5 (0.69%) Magento
1 5 (0.69%) Pegasus Opera
1 5 (0.69%) Sage 200
1 5 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.41%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 170 (23.35%) Azure
2 154 (21.15%) Office 365
3 65 (8.93%) AWS
3 65 (8.93%) SaaS
4 43 (5.91%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (3.85%) IaaS
6 22 (3.02%) PaaS
7 16 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (2.20%) GCP
8 11 (1.51%) G Suite
8 11 (1.51%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.37%) OneDrive
10 9 (1.24%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.69%) Akamai
11 5 (0.69%) Serverless
12 4 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.55%) GitHub
13 3 (0.41%) Slack
13 3 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 496 (68.13%) DHCP
2 324 (44.51%) Firewall
3 238 (32.69%) TCP/IP
4 205 (28.16%) WAN
5 201 (27.61%) LAN
6 166 (22.80%) VPN
7 94 (12.91%) Internet
8 80 (10.99%) VLAN
9 72 (9.89%) SAN
10 71 (9.75%) BGP
11 58 (7.97%) VoIP
12 57 (7.83%) OSPF
13 54 (7.42%) Wireless
14 52 (7.14%) IPsec
15 48 (6.59%) Network Security
16 47 (6.46%) MPLS
16 47 (6.46%) SSL
17 43 (5.91%) NAS
18 41 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (5.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.12%) MySQL
3 15 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.65%) Big Data
4 12 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 12 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.69%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.69%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.69%) DB2
9 5 (0.69%) HBase
9 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (4.53%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.88%) JIRA
3 20 (2.75%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.20%) Selenium
5 13 (1.79%) Subversion
6 10 (1.37%) Fiddler
6 10 (1.37%) Postman
6 10 (1.37%) SpecFlow
7 7 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.82%) Bugzilla
8 6 (0.82%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.55%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.14%) JMeter
11 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 109 (14.97%) Finance
2 23 (3.16%) Retail
3 22 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.47%) Public Sector
5 13 (1.79%) Games
6 12 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.51%) Legal
8 10 (1.37%) Back Office
8 10 (1.37%) Online Betting
9 9 (1.24%) Banking
10 7 (0.96%) Military
11 5 (0.69%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.55%) Advertising
12 4 (0.55%) Automotive
12 4 (0.55%) Billing
12 4 (0.55%) Electronics
12 4 (0.55%) Marketing
13 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.14%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 96 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 85 (11.68%) Network Engineer
3 80 (10.99%) Analyst
4 64 (8.79%) Administrator
5 63 (8.65%) Support Engineer
6 60 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
7 57 (7.83%) IT Support
8 45 (6.18%) Architect
9 44 (6.04%) Support Analyst
10 41 (5.63%) IT Engineer
11 40 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
12 37 (5.08%) IT Technician
13 30 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 28 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
14 28 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
14 28 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
15 27 (3.71%) IT Support Technician
15 27 (3.71%) Security Engineer
15 27 (3.71%) Support Technician
16 26 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.59%) LDAP
2 17 (2.34%) AngularJS
3 14 (1.92%) .NET
3 14 (1.92%) Kafka
4 12 (1.65%) HTML
5 11 (1.51%) CSS
5 11 (1.51%) Node.js
6 8 (1.10%) .NET Core
7 7 (0.96%) Spring
7 7 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (0.82%) LAMP
8 6 (0.82%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.69%) REST
9 5 (0.69%) RESTful
10 4 (0.55%) COM
10 4 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
10 4 (0.55%) Middleware
10 4 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 106 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 99 (13.60%) Management Information System
3 55 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.18%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (5.77%) PKI
6 35 (4.81%) Clustering
7 24 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (2.61%) Private Cloud
10 18 (2.47%) Blackberry
10 18 (2.47%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.37%) EMC VNX
11 10 (1.37%) NHS
11 10 (1.37%) User Experience
12 8 (1.10%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (1.10%) Replication
13 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 481 (66.07%) Windows
2 227 (31.18%) Windows Server
3 203 (27.88%) Linux
4 122 (16.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (16.48%) Windows 10
6 88 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 77 (10.58%) Windows 7
8 63 (8.65%) Unix
9 30 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (3.85%) Windows 8
11 25 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (3.30%) CentOS
12 24 (3.30%) Solaris
13 19 (2.61%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.37%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.24%) Debian
16 7 (0.96%) Android
17 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (26.37%) ITIL
2 112 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 101 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
4 88 (12.09%) Information Security
5 67 (9.20%) DevOps
6 64 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (8.24%) Computer Science
8 51 (7.01%) Mentoring
9 48 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
10 46 (6.32%) Configuration Management
11 45 (6.18%) Kalman Filter
12 43 (5.91%) Migration
13 40 (5.49%) Patch Management
14 39 (5.36%) Load Balancing
15 38 (5.22%) Incident Management
16 37 (5.08%) Change Management
16 37 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
17 35 (4.81%) Network Design
18 31 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
18 31 (4.26%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 183 (25.14%) PowerShell
2 111 (15.25%) SQL
3 103 (14.15%) Python
4 50 (6.87%) C
5 49 (6.73%) Bash Shell
6 35 (4.81%) Perl
7 34 (4.67%) Ruby
8 27 (3.71%) Java
8 27 (3.71%) JavaScript
9 26 (3.57%) C#
10 25 (3.43%) PHP
11 19 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.51%) C++
13 6 (0.82%) Google Apps Script
14 5 (0.69%) AWK
14 5 (0.69%) Korn
14 5 (0.69%) sed
14 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.69%) VB
15 4 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 121 (16.62%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (14.29%) Degree
3 96 (13.19%) CCNP
4 91 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 90 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 78 (10.71%) CCNA
7 51 (7.01%) MCP
8 47 (6.46%) MCSE
9 45 (6.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 38 (5.22%) DV Cleared
11 36 (4.95%) SC Cleared
12 32 (4.40%) MCSA
13 25 (3.43%) JNCIS
14 23 (3.16%) JNCIP
15 20 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (2.06%) CCDP
17 15 (2.06%) RHCE
18 14 (1.92%) CCIE
18 14 (1.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (12.23%) SLA
2 44 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (5.08%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.34%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.24%) GDPR
6 7 (0.96%) COBIT
6 7 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.96%) ISO 22301
6 7 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.41%) NIST
8 2 (0.27%) NCSC
8 2 (0.27%) QA
8 2 (0.27%) RMADS
8 2 (0.27%) WCAG
9 1 (0.14%) DICOM
9 1 (0.14%) GxP
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 410 (56.32%) Active Directory
2 226 (31.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (16.62%) Hyper-V
4 47 (6.46%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (6.04%) Firmware
6 42 (5.77%) vSphere
7 34 (4.67%) Docker
8 33 (4.53%) NFS
9 31 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (2.61%) Terminal Services
11 17 (2.34%) XenDesktop
12 15 (2.06%) VMware NSX
13 9 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.82%) iptables
14 6 (0.82%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.82%) KVM
14 6 (0.82%) QEMU
14 6 (0.82%) Xen
15 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 85 (11.68%) SCCM
2 66 (9.07%) Ansible
3 39 (5.36%) WSUS
4 38 (5.22%) SCOM
5 32 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (4.12%) Terraform
7 29 (3.98%) Kubernetes
8 26 (3.57%) vRealize
9 25 (3.43%) Puppet
10 17 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (2.06%) SCVMM
12 14 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
12 14 (1.92%) NetBackup
13 13 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
14 12 (1.65%) BMC PATROL
14 12 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
14 12 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (1.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 350 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 276 (37.91%) VMware
3 191 (26.24%) Cisco
4 103 (14.15%) Juniper
5 96 (13.19%) Citrix
6 55 (7.55%) CheckPoint
6 55 (7.55%) HP
7 53 (7.28%) ServiceNow
8 45 (6.18%) Splunk
9 44 (6.04%) Palo Alto
10 41 (5.63%) Oracle
11 36 (4.95%) EMC
12 35 (4.81%) Red Hat
13 34 (4.67%) F5
14 32 (4.40%) Google
15 31 (4.26%) Symantec
16 27 (3.71%) Forcepoint
16 27 (3.71%) SolarWinds
17 23 (3.16%) Blue Coat
17 23 (3.16%) Veeam