Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 76 85
Rank change year-on-year -49 +9 -3
Permanent jobs citing DNS 801 1,143 1,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.54% 3.64% 3.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.68% 17.13% 17.13%
Number of salaries quoted 679 1,023 1,233
South East median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +4.94% +8.00%
10th Percentile £22,950 £26,250 £23,550
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 5,455 6,671 8,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.28% 21.22% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4,263 5,337 6,879
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 -40 314 £45,000 - 48
Hampshire -20 213 £34,750 -18.24% 30
Berkshire -29 174 £47,500 +5.56% 21
Surrey -45 161 £41,000 +2.50% 15
Oxfordshire -55 75 £47,500 -1.55% 11
Buckinghamshire 0 65 £40,000 -15.79% 16
East Sussex -12 57 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Kent -34 30 £30,000 -29.41% 8
West Sussex -34 23 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Middlesex +4 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 525 (65.54%) DHCP
2 492 (61.42%) Windows
3 451 (56.30%) Active Directory
4 339 (42.32%) Microsoft
5 335 (41.82%) Firewall
6 301 (37.58%) Windows Server
7 298 (37.20%) TCP/IP
8 296 (36.95%) VMware
9 270 (33.71%) Cisco
10 239 (29.84%) Linux
11 215 (26.84%) WAN
12 196 (24.47%) VPN
13 183 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 178 (22.22%) LAN
15 168 (20.97%) Office 365
16 166 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
17 159 (19.85%) Hyper-V
17 159 (19.85%) ITIL
18 156 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
19 151 (18.85%) MS Exchange
20 142 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
21 130 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
22 129 (16.10%) PowerShell
23 127 (15.86%) Data Centre
24 121 (15.11%) Windows 7
25 114 (14.23%) SQL
26 108 (13.48%) SQL Server
27 107 (13.36%) SAN
28 106 (13.23%) Juniper
29 104 (12.98%) Cisco Certification

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
1 151 (18.85%) MS Exchange
2 73 (9.11%) IIS
3 60 (7.49%) Apache
3 60 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (6.87%) SharePoint
5 35 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.37%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.25%) CMS
10 10 (1.25%) nginx
10 10 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.87%) JBoss
12 7 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.87%) WordPress
13 6 (0.75%) TPMS
14 5 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 102 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.62%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.75%) Postilion
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 168 (20.97%) Office 365
2 142 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (6.87%) SaaS
5 44 (5.49%) IaaS
6 37 (4.62%) PaaS
7 22 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (1.62%) AWS CloudTrail
11 10 (1.25%) Bluemix
11 10 (1.25%) G Suite
11 10 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.87%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.50%) Akamai
14 4 (0.50%) AWS OpsWorks
14 4 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 525 (65.54%) DHCP
2 335 (41.82%) Firewall
3 298 (37.20%) TCP/IP
4 215 (26.84%) WAN
5 196 (24.47%) VPN
6 178 (22.22%) LAN
7 107 (13.36%) SAN
8 102 (12.73%) HTTP
9 95 (11.86%) VoIP
10 91 (11.36%) VLAN
11 88 (10.99%) MPLS
12 77 (9.61%) Wireless
13 76 (9.49%) SSL
14 72 (8.99%) OSPF
15 71 (8.86%) Internet
16 68 (8.49%) Cisco ASA
17 61 (7.62%) BGP
18 53 (6.62%) SNMP
19 50 (6.24%) IPsec
20 49 (6.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.49%) MySQL
3 20 (2.50%) Big Data
4 16 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.12%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.62%) Redis
9 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.25%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (3.62%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.50%) WinDbg
3 18 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.00%) JIRA
5 15 (1.87%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.25%) Subversion
8 9 (1.12%) IDA Disassembler
8 9 (1.12%) OllyDbg
8 9 (1.12%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.62%) MSI
10 4 (0.50%) NuGet
10 4 (0.50%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.37%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.37%) JUnit
11 3 (0.37%) Log4Net
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
12 2 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 59 (7.37%) Finance
2 55 (6.87%) Retail
3 20 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.12%) Marketing
6 7 (0.87%) Advertising
6 7 (0.87%) Banking
7 5 (0.62%) Electronics
7 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.50%) Billing
8 4 (0.50%) Legal
9 3 (0.37%) Publishing
10 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.25%) Games
10 2 (0.25%) International Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 157 (19.60%) Support Engineer
2 140 (17.48%) Network Engineer
3 86 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 85 (10.61%) Analyst
5 77 (9.61%) IT Support
6 70 (8.74%) Administrator
7 67 (8.36%) Architect
8 63 (7.87%) IT Engineer
9 59 (7.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 58 (7.24%) Support Analyst
11 57 (7.12%) Systems Engineer
12 56 (6.99%) 3rd Line Support
13 53 (6.62%) Senior Network Engineer
14 44 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
14 44 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 37 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
16 36 (4.49%) Linux Administrator
17 34 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
18 28 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 27 (3.37%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.37%) Web Services
2 25 (3.12%) LDAP
3 22 (2.75%) HTML
4 20 (2.50%) .NET
4 20 (2.50%) Middleware
5 18 (2.25%) CSS
6 11 (1.37%) LAMP
7 9 (1.12%) J2EE
7 9 (1.12%) POSIX
7 9 (1.12%) Regular Expression
8 8 (1.00%) EJB
9 6 (0.75%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.75%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.62%) SOAP
10 5 (0.62%) XSLT
11 4 (0.50%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.50%) BREW
11 4 (0.50%) JSON
11 4 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 127 (15.86%) Data Centre
2 79 (9.86%) Computer Science
3 76 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.37%) Clustering
5 42 (5.24%) Driving Licence
6 32 (4.00%) PKI
7 25 (3.12%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.37%) Public Cloud
10 16 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (1.75%) Fintech
12 13 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (1.12%) Blog
13 9 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
13 9 (1.12%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.12%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.00%) Replication
15 7 (0.87%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 492 (61.42%) Windows
2 301 (37.58%) Windows Server
3 239 (29.84%) Linux
4 166 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 156 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (15.11%) Windows 7
7 99 (12.36%) Windows 10
8 72 (8.99%) Windows 8
9 63 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 56 (6.99%) Unix
11 39 (4.87%) CentOS
12 26 (3.25%) Ubuntu
13 20 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (1.87%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.87%) Windows XP
15 13 (1.62%) Android
16 6 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.75%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (19.85%) ITIL
2 73 (9.11%) Load Balancing
3 66 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (7.49%) DevOps
5 48 (5.99%) Migration
6 43 (5.37%) Network Management
7 38 (4.74%) High Availability
8 36 (4.49%) Service Management
9 34 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 32 (4.00%) ITIL V3
10 32 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
11 31 (3.87%) Network Design
12 30 (3.75%) Incident Management
12 30 (3.75%) Patch Management
13 28 (3.50%) Change Management
14 27 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (3.37%) Time Management
15 25 (3.12%) Problem Management
15 25 (3.12%) Project Management
16 24 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 129 (16.10%) PowerShell
2 114 (14.23%) SQL
3 76 (9.49%) Python
4 59 (7.37%) Bash Shell
5 58 (7.24%) Perl
6 54 (6.74%) Java
7 29 (3.62%) C++
8 27 (3.37%) JavaScript
9 25 (3.12%) VBScript
10 24 (3.00%) C
11 21 (2.62%) C#
12 18 (2.25%) PHP
13 9 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 5 (0.62%) Ruby
16 2 (0.25%) Google Apps Script
16 2 (0.25%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.12%) Korn
17 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 104 (12.98%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (8.74%) Degree
3 68 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (8.24%) CCNP
5 64 (7.99%) Security Cleared
6 57 (7.12%) CCNA
7 56 (6.99%) SC Cleared
8 46 (5.74%) MCSE
9 29 (3.62%) MCP
10 27 (3.37%) MCSA
11 25 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (2.62%) CCDP
13 17 (2.12%) CISSP
14 16 (2.00%) DV Cleared
15 15 (1.87%) JNCIP
16 13 (1.62%) CCSE
17 12 (1.50%) CCIE
17 12 (1.50%) DBS Check
17 12 (1.50%) ISSAP
17 12 (1.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (9.61%) SLA
2 35 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.50%) PCI DSS
4 20 (2.50%) HIPAA
5 9 (1.12%) QA
6 5 (0.62%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.37%) COBIT
7 3 (0.37%) GPG13
7 3 (0.37%) PMO
8 2 (0.25%) GDPR
8 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) RMADS
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 451 (56.30%) Active Directory
2 183 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (19.85%) Hyper-V
4 57 (7.12%) vSphere
5 39 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (3.75%) Virtual Servers
7 28 (3.50%) VMware NSX
8 25 (3.12%) XenApp
9 23 (2.87%) NFS
10 19 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 19 (2.37%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.87%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.75%) Docker
12 14 (1.75%) vCloud
13 11 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.25%) FreeRADIUS
15 9 (1.12%) XenServer
16 6 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 65 (8.11%) SCCM
2 52 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (6.37%) Puppet
4 30 (3.75%) SCOM
4 30 (3.75%) Terraform
5 26 (3.25%) Nagios
6 23 (2.87%) FortiGate
6 23 (2.87%) vCenter Server
7 21 (2.62%) Ansible
7 21 (2.62%) WSUS
8 17 (2.12%) Cisco Prime
9 14 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
9 14 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (1.62%) Nessus
10 13 (1.62%) QRadar
11 11 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (1.25%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.12%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.87%) logstash
Vendors
1 339 (42.32%) Microsoft
2 296 (36.95%) VMware
3 270 (33.71%) Cisco
4 106 (13.23%) Juniper
5 85 (10.61%) Citrix
6 65 (8.11%) HP
7 57 (7.12%) F5
8 56 (6.99%) Palo Alto
9 46 (5.74%) CheckPoint
10 45 (5.62%) Oracle
11 44 (5.49%) Red Hat
11 44 (5.49%) SolarWinds
12 39 (4.87%) IBM
13 38 (4.74%) Sophos
14 36 (4.49%) Veeam
15 32 (4.00%) Apple
16 30 (3.75%) Dell
16 30 (3.75%) NetApp
17 29 (3.62%) CommVault
18 24 (3.00%) Splunk