Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 130 136
Rank change year-on-year +24 +6 -54
Permanent jobs citing DNS 608 659 771
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.84% 2.48% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.58% 15.25% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 481 562 639
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% -12.36%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,000 £22,700
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,050
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 3,668 4,322 5,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.14% 16.29% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,859 3,388 4,161
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +35 228 £49,000 +22.50% 44
Hampshire +41 132 £35,000 -22.22% 23
Berkshire +22 124 £49,000 +15.29% 23
Surrey -4 96 £42,500 - 17
West Sussex +7 62 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Oxfordshire +18 61 £60,000 +71.43% 16
East Sussex +30 43 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 43 £40,500 -5.26% 5
Kent +27 40 £29,000 -20.55% 11
Middlesex - 1 £26,000 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 407 (66.94%) Windows
2 396 (65.13%) DHCP
3 343 (56.41%) Active Directory
4 282 (46.38%) Microsoft
5 279 (45.89%) Firewall
6 220 (36.18%) VMware
7 205 (33.72%) Windows Server
8 189 (31.09%) TCP/IP
9 176 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 169 (27.80%) PowerShell
11 165 (27.14%) Linux
12 162 (26.64%) WAN
13 159 (26.15%) Azure
14 151 (24.84%) Cisco
15 146 (24.01%) LAN
16 145 (23.85%) VPN
17 128 (21.05%) Office 365
18 125 (20.56%) Hyper-V
18 125 (20.56%) ITIL
19 121 (19.90%) Windows Server 2012
20 112 (18.42%) SQL
21 106 (17.43%) Windows 10
22 105 (17.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 105 (17.27%) Windows Server 2016
23 100 (16.45%) Python
23 100 (16.45%) MS Exchange
24 96 (15.79%) Data Centre
25 85 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
25 85 (13.98%) SQL Server
26 80 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 100 (16.45%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 35 (5.76%) SharePoint
4 32 (5.26%) IIS
5 25 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.80%) WordPress
7 16 (2.63%) Apache
8 15 (2.47%) CMS
9 11 (1.81%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.99%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.99%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.99%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.82%) JBoss
12 4 (0.66%) Drupal
12 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.49%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.33%) Confluence
15 1 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 71 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.49%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 13 (2.14%) Magento
2 5 (0.82%) Exchequer
2 5 (0.82%) Line 50
2 5 (0.82%) Pegasus Opera
2 5 (0.82%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 159 (26.15%) Azure
2 128 (21.05%) Office 365
3 65 (10.69%) AWS
4 52 (8.55%) SaaS
5 26 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (4.11%) IaaS
7 20 (3.29%) PaaS
8 17 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.64%) Slack
10 7 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (0.99%) Akamai
11 6 (0.99%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.99%) PowerApps
11 6 (0.99%) Serverless
12 5 (0.82%) G Suite
12 5 (0.82%) GCP
12 5 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 396 (65.13%) DHCP
2 279 (45.89%) Firewall
3 189 (31.09%) TCP/IP
4 162 (26.64%) WAN
5 146 (24.01%) LAN
6 145 (23.85%) VPN
7 74 (12.17%) VLAN
8 68 (11.18%) SAN
9 65 (10.69%) Internet
10 49 (8.06%) VoIP
11 48 (7.89%) BGP
12 42 (6.91%) Wireless
13 38 (6.25%) SSL
14 36 (5.92%) NAS
15 35 (5.76%) IPsec
15 35 (5.76%) OSPF
16 34 (5.59%) Network Security
17 32 (5.26%) MPLS
18 31 (5.10%) HTTP
18 31 (5.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.09%) MySQL
3 13 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.81%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (1.48%) Big Data
5 9 (1.48%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (1.15%) HBase
7 6 (0.99%) Apache Hive
7 6 (0.99%) DB2
7 6 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.28%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.78%) JIRA
3 18 (2.96%) Selenium
4 16 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 13 (2.14%) Subversion
6 9 (1.48%) Fiddler
6 9 (1.48%) Postman
6 9 (1.48%) SpecFlow
7 7 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.99%) Bugzilla
8 6 (0.99%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.49%) WinDbg
11 2 (0.33%) JMeter
12 1 (0.16%) Mocha
12 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (11.18%) Finance
2 18 (2.96%) Games
3 17 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.30%) Legal
5 13 (2.14%) Banking
5 13 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.81%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.81%) Retail
7 7 (1.15%) Back Office
7 7 (1.15%) Online Betting
8 6 (0.99%) Law
8 6 (0.99%) Military
9 5 (0.82%) Billing
10 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.66%) Electronics
11 3 (0.49%) Automotive
11 3 (0.49%) Marketing
11 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 78 (12.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (10.03%) Administrator
3 60 (9.87%) IT Support
4 58 (9.54%) IT Engineer
5 57 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 56 (9.21%) Network Engineer
7 51 (8.39%) Analyst
8 44 (7.24%) Support Engineer
9 40 (6.58%) Architect
10 32 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 29 (4.77%) IT Technician
12 27 (4.44%) Support Analyst
13 25 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 25 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
13 25 (4.11%) Developer
14 24 (3.95%) Server Engineer
15 23 (3.78%) 1st Line Support
16 22 (3.62%) Operations Engineer
17 21 (3.45%) Support Technician
17 21 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.26%) LDAP
2 21 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 19 (3.13%) CSS
4 17 (2.80%) .NET
4 17 (2.80%) HTML
5 12 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (1.64%) Node.js
7 8 (1.32%) Spring
8 7 (1.15%) Kafka
8 7 (1.15%) LAMP
9 6 (0.99%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.66%) COM
10 4 (0.66%) CSS3
10 4 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.66%) HTML5
10 4 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 96 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 53 (8.72%) Management Information System
3 41 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (6.25%) Clustering
5 32 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (4.61%) PKI
7 24 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (3.13%) Public Cloud
9 16 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (2.63%) User Experience
10 13 (2.14%) Driving Licence
10 13 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (2.14%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (1.15%) Replication
14 6 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
15 5 (0.82%) Social Network
16 4 (0.66%) Handset
16 4 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 407 (66.94%) Windows
2 205 (33.72%) Windows Server
3 165 (27.14%) Linux
4 121 (19.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (17.43%) Windows 10
6 105 (17.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 80 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (10.69%) Windows 7
9 50 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (5.59%) Windows 8
11 33 (5.43%) Unix
12 23 (3.78%) Windows Server 2019
13 20 (3.29%) CentOS
14 13 (2.14%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.81%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.48%) Debian
17 8 (1.32%) Solaris
18 5 (0.82%) Android
19 4 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (20.56%) ITIL
2 105 (17.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 85 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
4 74 (12.17%) DevOps
5 60 (9.87%) Information Security
6 51 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (7.07%) Computer Science
7 43 (7.07%) Cybersecurity
8 42 (6.91%) Migration
9 40 (6.58%) Change Management
9 40 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 38 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
11 34 (5.59%) Configuration Management
11 34 (5.59%) Project Delivery
12 33 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 31 (5.10%) Mentoring
14 29 (4.77%) Project Management
15 28 (4.61%) Scrum
16 27 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
16 27 (4.44%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 169 (27.80%) PowerShell
2 112 (18.42%) SQL
3 100 (16.45%) Python
4 46 (7.57%) Bash Shell
5 38 (6.25%) Perl
6 34 (5.59%) PHP
7 32 (5.26%) Java
7 32 (5.26%) Ruby
8 29 (4.77%) JavaScript
9 28 (4.61%) C#
10 25 (4.11%) C
11 17 (2.80%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.30%) C++
13 8 (1.32%) VBScript
14 6 (0.99%) AWK
14 6 (0.99%) Korn
14 6 (0.99%) sed
14 6 (0.99%) VB
15 5 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 72 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (11.68%) Security Cleared
3 66 (10.86%) Degree
4 58 (9.54%) CCNP
5 44 (7.24%) CCNA
6 41 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (6.09%) DV Cleared
8 36 (5.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 33 (5.43%) MCSE
10 25 (4.11%) SC Cleared
11 22 (3.62%) MCP
12 21 (3.45%) MCSA
13 18 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (1.81%) JNCIS
15 10 (1.64%) JNCIP
16 9 (1.48%) CISSP
16 9 (1.48%) VCAP
17 8 (1.32%) RHCE
17 8 (1.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.87%) SLA
2 43 (7.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (4.11%) PCI DSS
4 20 (3.29%) ISO 9001
5 12 (1.97%) GDPR
6 9 (1.48%) ISO 22301
6 9 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.99%) COBIT
8 5 (0.82%) QA
9 4 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.49%) GxP
10 3 (0.49%) NIST
10 3 (0.49%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.49%) WCAG
11 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 343 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 176 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (20.56%) Hyper-V
4 51 (8.39%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (5.59%) Docker
5 34 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (5.10%) vSphere
7 21 (3.45%) Firmware
7 21 (3.45%) NFS
8 12 (1.97%) Terminal Services
8 12 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.64%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.48%) VMware NSX
10 9 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (1.15%) XenApp
12 6 (0.99%) iptables
12 6 (0.99%) KVM
12 6 (0.99%) QEMU
12 6 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (11.51%) SCCM
2 64 (10.53%) Ansible
3 42 (6.91%) WSUS
4 39 (6.41%) Terraform
5 30 (4.93%) SCOM
6 26 (4.28%) Kubernetes
7 25 (4.11%) Puppet
8 20 (3.29%) SCVMM
9 17 (2.80%) NetBackup
10 16 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
10 16 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (2.30%) vRealize
12 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.48%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (1.32%) Backup Exec
13 8 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (1.32%) SELinux
13 8 (1.32%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 282 (46.38%) Microsoft
2 220 (36.18%) VMware
3 151 (24.84%) Cisco
4 73 (12.01%) Juniper
5 59 (9.70%) Citrix
6 56 (9.21%) HP
7 41 (6.74%) CheckPoint
7 41 (6.74%) Oracle
8 37 (6.09%) Red Hat
9 32 (5.26%) Palo Alto
10 29 (4.77%) F5
11 26 (4.28%) Symantec
11 26 (4.28%) Veeam
12 24 (3.95%) EMC
13 23 (3.78%) SolarWinds
14 20 (3.29%) Meraki
15 18 (2.96%) Arista
16 17 (2.80%) Apple
16 17 (2.80%) Dell
17 16 (2.63%) Adobe