Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 142 121 119
Rank change year-on-year -21 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing DNS 492 353 445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.44% 2.64% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.59% 18.07% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 420 266 357
10th Percentile £26,725 £26,000 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.61%
75th Percentile £55,000 £59,688 £54,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,375 £68,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 3,155 1,953 2,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.64% 14.60% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,872 1,491 2,304
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,017
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 20 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley 0 179 £45,000 -5.26% 36
Hampshire -27 123 £47,500 +11.76% 21
Surrey -30 103 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 96 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Berkshire +2 48 £40,000 -42.86% 22
Kent -46 44 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Oxfordshire -41 35 £55,000 +22.22% 4
East Sussex -6 21 £42,500 - 3
West Sussex -5 15 £42,500 -19.05% 6
Middlesex -25 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Home Counties - 1 £67,500 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 297 (60.37%) DHCP
2 265 (53.86%) Active Directory
3 246 (50.00%) Windows
4 221 (44.92%) Microsoft
5 209 (42.48%) Firewall
6 183 (37.20%) Microsoft 365
7 175 (35.57%) Windows Server
8 170 (34.55%) VMware
9 162 (32.93%) Azure
10 150 (30.49%) Cisco
11 127 (25.81%) Linux
12 118 (23.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 112 (22.76%) Social Skills
14 107 (21.75%) LAN
15 102 (20.73%) VPN
16 94 (19.11%) HTTP
17 89 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 81 (16.46%) Windows Server 2019
19 78 (15.85%) WAN
19 78 (15.85%) TCP/IP
20 73 (14.84%) Security Cleared
21 71 (14.43%) SharePoint
22 70 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
23 69 (14.02%) SAN
23 69 (14.02%) Hyper-V
24 68 (13.82%) AWS
25 67 (13.62%) BGP
26 66 (13.41%) SCCM
27 64 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 62 (12.60%) PowerShell

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 71 (14.43%) SharePoint
2 51 (10.37%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.07%) IIS
4 13 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.83%) WordPress
6 7 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.02%) CMS
7 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.81%) nginx
8 4 (0.81%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.61%) Apache
9 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.41%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.20%) Confluence
11 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 52 (10.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) Blender
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Magento
2 3 (0.61%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 183 (37.20%) Microsoft 365
2 162 (32.93%) Azure
3 68 (13.82%) AWS
4 51 (10.37%) SaaS
5 35 (7.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.85%) OneDrive
7 12 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (2.24%) PaaS
8 11 (2.24%) Serverless
9 9 (1.83%) IaaS
10 8 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.63%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.63%) Azure Monitor
11 7 (1.42%) CloudFront
11 7 (1.42%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.22%) Slack
13 4 (0.81%) Cloudflare
13 4 (0.81%) GCP
13 4 (0.81%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 297 (60.37%) DHCP
2 209 (42.48%) Firewall
3 107 (21.75%) LAN
4 102 (20.73%) VPN
5 94 (19.11%) HTTP
6 78 (15.85%) TCP/IP
6 78 (15.85%) WAN
7 69 (14.02%) SAN
8 67 (13.62%) BGP
9 48 (9.76%) Ethernet
10 44 (8.94%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (8.94%) VLAN
11 40 (8.13%) HTTPS
12 39 (7.93%) VPLS
12 39 (7.93%) Wireless
13 34 (6.91%) SSL
14 32 (6.50%) Remote Desktop
14 32 (6.50%) SNMP
15 28 (5.69%) OSPF
16 26 (5.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.05%) MySQL
3 9 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.81%) Amazon Athena
5 4 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.81%) Big Data
5 4 (0.81%) Redis
6 2 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.41%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.41%) Power BI
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon QuickSight
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.22%) GitLab
2 6 (1.22%) JIRA
3 5 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.61%) Postman
6 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.41%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.20%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.20%) Gradle
7 1 (0.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.20%) NUnit
7 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 112 (22.76%) Social Skills
2 59 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.71%) Public Sector
4 23 (4.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 22 (4.47%) Finance
6 16 (3.25%) Documentation Skills
7 15 (3.05%) Retail
8 12 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 10 (2.03%) Local Government
10 9 (1.83%) Legal
11 5 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.61%) Aviation
13 3 (0.61%) Banking
13 3 (0.61%) Electronics
13 3 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.61%) Retail Finance
14 2 (0.41%) Advertising
14 2 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (18.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 76 (15.45%) Network Engineer
3 67 (13.62%) IT Engineer
4 66 (13.41%) Support Engineer
5 44 (8.94%) IT Support
6 38 (7.72%) Administrator
6 38 (7.72%) Systems Administrator
7 37 (7.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (7.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 33 (6.71%) Junior
10 32 (6.50%) Linux Administrator
11 30 (6.10%) IT Support Engineer
12 29 (5.89%) Analyst
13 25 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 25 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (5.08%) Junior Linux Systems Administrator
13 25 (5.08%) Junior Systems Administrator
14 24 (4.88%) Architect
15 23 (4.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.83%) COM
2 8 (1.63%) ARM Templates
3 6 (1.22%) Middleware
3 6 (1.22%) REST
4 5 (1.02%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.02%) CSS
4 5 (1.02%) HTML
4 5 (1.02%) LDAP
4 5 (1.02%) Swagger
4 5 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (0.81%) LAMP
5 4 (0.81%) OAuth
5 4 (0.81%) SAML
5 4 (0.81%) Spring
6 3 (0.61%) Django
6 3 (0.61%) jQuery
6 3 (0.61%) Laravel
6 3 (0.61%) SQLAlchemy
6 3 (0.61%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.18%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.49%) PKI
3 24 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.85%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.64%) Video\Live Streaming
7 11 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.03%) NHS
8 10 (2.03%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.63%) Cyberattack
9 8 (1.63%) Cybercrime
9 8 (1.63%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.42%) Replication
11 6 (1.22%) User Experience
12 5 (1.02%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.02%) PMI
12 5 (1.02%) W3C
13 4 (0.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 246 (50.00%) Windows
2 175 (35.57%) Windows Server
3 127 (25.81%) Linux
4 81 (16.46%) Windows Server 2019
5 64 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (10.57%) CentOS
7 29 (5.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (5.28%) Windows 10
9 25 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (4.07%) Ubuntu
12 15 (3.05%) Windows Server 2016
13 12 (2.44%) Android
14 11 (2.24%) Unix
15 10 (2.03%) Kali Linux
16 9 (1.83%) Windows XP
17 8 (1.63%) Apple iOS
17 8 (1.63%) Mac OS
18 5 (1.02%) Windows 7
19 4 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (23.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 70 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (11.38%) Migration
4 55 (11.18%) Service Delivery
5 53 (10.77%) ITIL
5 53 (10.77%) Load Balancing
6 50 (10.16%) DevOps
7 47 (9.55%) Project Delivery
8 45 (9.15%) Network Design
9 42 (8.54%) Agile
10 32 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
11 31 (6.30%) Change Control
11 31 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (5.08%) Change Management
13 24 (4.88%) High Availability
14 23 (4.67%) Business Continuity
14 23 (4.67%) Project Management
15 21 (4.27%) Cloud Operations
16 18 (3.66%) Security Operations
17 17 (3.46%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.60%) PowerShell
2 57 (11.59%) Python
3 51 (10.37%) PHP
4 44 (8.94%) Perl
5 42 (8.54%) SQL
6 35 (7.11%) Shell Script
7 17 (3.46%) Java
8 12 (2.44%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.03%) Bash
10 6 (1.22%) C#
11 5 (1.02%) VB
12 2 (0.41%) C
12 2 (0.41%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.20%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.20%) Go
13 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 42 (8.54%) Degree
3 41 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 31 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (4.07%) CCNA
5 20 (4.07%) DV Cleared
6 17 (3.46%) MCSE
7 14 (2.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (2.64%) CCNP
9 12 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.42%) CCA
10 7 (1.42%) JNCIA
10 7 (1.42%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (1.22%) CCIE
12 5 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.02%) MCSA
12 5 (1.02%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.81%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.35%) SLA
2 23 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.83%) PMO
4 6 (1.22%) NIST
5 5 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.81%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.81%) GDPR
7 3 (0.61%) QA
8 2 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.41%) GRC
9 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.20%) NCSC
System Software
1 265 (53.86%) Active Directory
2 89 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (14.02%) Hyper-V
4 61 (12.40%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (6.10%) vSphere
6 16 (3.25%) Docker
7 9 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (1.83%) XenApp
8 7 (1.42%) Firmware
9 4 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.61%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.61%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.41%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.41%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.41%) pfSense
11 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) Postfix
12 1 (0.20%) PowerDNS
12 1 (0.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 66 (13.41%) SCCM
2 45 (9.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (8.33%) vCenter Server
4 31 (6.30%) Terraform
5 24 (4.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 17 (3.46%) Kubernetes
6 17 (3.46%) WSUS
7 14 (2.85%) Ansible
8 13 (2.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 10 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (2.03%) SCOM
10 9 (1.83%) Jamf Pro
11 7 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.42%) Nagios
12 6 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.61%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.61%) Pingdom
15 2 (0.41%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 221 (44.92%) Microsoft
2 170 (34.55%) VMware
3 150 (30.49%) Cisco
4 53 (10.77%) Veeam
5 34 (6.91%) SolarWinds
6 33 (6.71%) Citrix
7 29 (5.89%) NetApp
8 28 (5.69%) Juniper
9 24 (4.88%) 3PAR
10 22 (4.47%) Dell
10 22 (4.47%) F5
11 21 (4.27%) Red Hat
12 20 (4.07%) Aruba
13 18 (3.66%) IBM
14 14 (2.85%) CheckPoint
15 13 (2.64%) Meraki
16 12 (2.44%) Adobe
16 12 (2.44%) Apple
16 12 (2.44%) Infoblox
16 12 (2.44%) Palo Alto