Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 125 107
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18 +49
Permanent jobs citing DNS 197 72 278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 2.65% 2.20% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.19% 13.46% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 171 54 242
10th Percentile £22,750 £30,375 £26,000
25th Percentile £26,500 £32,125 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.22% +12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £50,625 £66,250 £49,688
90th Percentile £68,750 £90,000 £59,750
England median annual salary £44,000 £47,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year -6.38% +14.63% -3.53%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,146 535 1,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.42% 16.35% 17.85%
Number of salaries quoted 799 447 1,392
10th Percentile £24,500 £27,800 £25,500
25th Percentile £31,125 £32,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -1.18%
75th Percentile £57,750 £59,188 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,750 £71,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,250 £46,500
% change year-on-year -4.31% +12.37% -2.11%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the South West

DNS
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in the South West.

Salary trend for DNS in the South West

DNS
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for DNS in the South West

DNS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 October 2021. 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
Bristol -44 81 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Wiltshire +25 40 £45,000 +32.35% 5
Gloucestershire -10 32 £27,500 -39.56% 14
Dorset -14 17 £47,500 +58.33% 10
Devon -5 13 £28,750 -68.06% 6
Somerset -17 7 £27,500 -33.33% 7
Cornwall -22 5 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 145 (73.60%) DHCP
2 139 (70.56%) Windows
3 125 (63.45%) Active Directory
4 109 (55.33%) Microsoft
5 106 (53.81%) Microsoft 365
6 96 (48.73%) Azure
7 71 (36.04%) Windows Server
8 69 (35.03%) Firewall
9 67 (34.01%) TCP/IP
10 66 (33.50%) VMware
11 56 (28.43%) VPN
12 54 (27.41%) ITIL
13 53 (26.90%) Hyper-V
14 48 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (23.35%) Social Skills
16 44 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
17 41 (20.81%) AWS
18 39 (19.80%) WAN
19 38 (19.29%) LAN
20 32 (16.24%) SharePoint
21 31 (15.74%) Microsoft Intune
21 31 (15.74%) Windows 10
22 30 (15.23%) PowerShell
22 30 (15.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 29 (14.72%) Cisco
24 28 (14.21%) Linux
24 28 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
24 28 (14.21%) Windows Server 2016
25 27 (13.71%) Azure Active Directory

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 32 (16.24%) SharePoint
2 23 (11.68%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.55%) IIS
5 6 (3.05%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.03%) nginx
7 4 (2.03%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.52%) CMS
8 3 (1.52%) Confluence
8 3 (1.52%) Drupal
9 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.02%) JBoss
9 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (12.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.51%) Maya
4 1 (0.51%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 106 (53.81%) Microsoft 365
2 96 (48.73%) Azure
3 41 (20.81%) AWS
4 27 (13.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (9.14%) SaaS
6 17 (8.63%) IaaS
7 12 (6.09%) PaaS
8 11 (5.58%) GCP
9 10 (5.08%) Cloudflare
10 9 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (4.57%) Amazon ECS
10 9 (4.57%) Amazon S3
10 9 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (4.57%) CloudFront
10 9 (4.57%) OneDrive
11 4 (2.03%) Serverless
12 2 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.02%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (73.60%) DHCP
2 69 (35.03%) Firewall
3 67 (34.01%) TCP/IP
4 56 (28.43%) VPN
5 39 (19.80%) WAN
6 38 (19.29%) LAN
7 27 (13.71%) VLAN
8 20 (10.15%) SAN
9 16 (8.12%) Wireless
10 13 (6.60%) Internet
11 12 (6.09%) VoIP
11 12 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (5.08%) MPLS
13 9 (4.57%) AMQP
14 8 (4.06%) Network Security
15 6 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (3.05%) Cisco IPT
15 6 (3.05%) IP Telephony
15 6 (3.05%) Skype
16 5 (2.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.63%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.57%) Amazon Athena
4 9 (4.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (4.57%) Redis
5 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.54%) MySQL
6 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.02%) Big Data
7 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.51%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.57%) CircleCI
2 9 (4.57%) JIRA
2 9 (4.57%) Selenium
3 5 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.51%) GitLab
5 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 46 (23.35%) Social Skills
2 28 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.12%) Finance
4 14 (7.11%) Retail
5 8 (4.06%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.55%) Automotive
7 6 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.54%) Games
9 3 (1.52%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.52%) Marketing
9 3 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.02%) Electronics
10 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.51%) Law
11 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (23.35%) Support Engineer
2 29 (14.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (13.71%) IT Engineer
4 25 (12.69%) IT Support
5 19 (9.64%) Analyst
6 17 (8.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (7.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 15 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (7.11%) Administrator
10 13 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (6.09%) Infrastructure Support
11 12 (6.09%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (6.09%) Network Engineer
11 12 (6.09%) Security Engineer
11 12 (6.09%) Support Analyst
11 12 (6.09%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (5.58%) Developer
12 11 (5.58%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.08%) WebSockets
2 9 (4.57%) Celery
2 9 (4.57%) Django
2 9 (4.57%) FastAPI
2 9 (4.57%) Flask
2 9 (4.57%) pytest
2 9 (4.57%) SQLAlchemy
3 8 (4.06%) Web Services
4 6 (3.05%) JSON
5 4 (2.03%) LAMP
5 4 (2.03%) WAMP
6 3 (1.52%) .NET
6 3 (1.52%) REST
7 2 (1.02%) Kafka
7 2 (1.02%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.02%) LDAP
7 2 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.02%) RESTful
7 2 (1.02%) Velocity
7 2 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.20%) Driving Licence
2 21 (10.66%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.58%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (5.58%) Replication
5 9 (4.57%) Video on Demand
5 9 (4.57%) Video\Live Streaming
6 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.54%) HP Storage
7 5 (2.54%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.03%) Clustering
8 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.03%) IVR
8 4 (2.03%) User Experience
9 2 (1.02%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.51%) Animation
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 139 (70.56%) Windows
2 71 (36.04%) Windows Server
3 44 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (15.74%) Windows 10
5 28 (14.21%) Linux
5 28 (14.21%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (11.17%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (4.57%) Android
8 7 (3.55%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.54%) Unix
10 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.51%) CentOS
13 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.41%) ITIL
2 46 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (15.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (12.69%) SIEM
5 21 (10.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (10.15%) Migration
7 15 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (7.11%) Load Balancing
8 14 (7.11%) Project Delivery
9 13 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.60%) Service Management
10 12 (6.09%) Analytics
10 12 (6.09%) Change Management
10 12 (6.09%) Project Management
11 11 (5.58%) Information Security
11 11 (5.58%) Infrastructure as Code
11 11 (5.58%) Microservices
12 10 (5.08%) Data Ingestion
12 10 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (5.08%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.23%) PowerShell
2 27 (13.71%) Python
3 23 (11.68%) SQL
4 5 (2.54%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.54%) VB
4 5 (2.54%) VBScript
5 4 (2.03%) Java
6 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.52%) C++
7 2 (1.02%) C-shell
7 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.02%) Perl
7 2 (1.02%) R
8 1 (0.51%) C#
8 1 (0.51%) Go
8 1 (0.51%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (9.64%) Degree
2 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (5.08%) DBS Check
5 9 (4.57%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (4.57%) MCSA
5 9 (4.57%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.06%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.55%) A+ Certification
7 7 (3.55%) CCNA
8 6 (3.05%) CCA
8 6 (3.05%) CCNP
8 6 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (3.05%) MCSE
8 6 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.54%) CCIE
9 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.66%) SLA
2 13 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (3.05%) GDPR
5 5 (2.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.51%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.51%) NIST
6 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.51%) PMO
6 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 125 (63.45%) Active Directory
2 53 (26.90%) Hyper-V
3 48 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (9.64%) Docker
5 17 (8.63%) vSphere
6 8 (4.06%) XenApp
7 7 (3.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (3.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.02%) Ceph
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.51%) GPFS
9 1 (0.51%) KVM
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (15.74%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (4.57%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.57%) vCenter Server
3 7 (3.55%) Terraform
4 6 (3.05%) Ansible
5 5 (2.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.54%) WSUS
6 3 (1.52%) SCCM
7 2 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Puppet
8 1 (0.51%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.51%) Proxmox
8 1 (0.51%) SCOM
8 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 109 (55.33%) Microsoft
2 66 (33.50%) VMware
3 29 (14.72%) Cisco
4 24 (12.18%) Citrix
5 19 (9.64%) Apple
6 16 (8.12%) NetApp
7 15 (7.61%) Dell
7 15 (7.61%) Veeam
8 12 (6.09%) Sophos
9 11 (5.58%) Splunk
10 10 (5.08%) Juniper
11 9 (4.57%) HP
11 9 (4.57%) SAP
12 8 (4.06%) F5
13 7 (3.55%) McAfee
13 7 (3.55%) Symantec
14 6 (3.05%) FireEye
14 6 (3.05%) IBM
14 6 (3.05%) Infoblox
14 6 (3.05%) Palo Alto