Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South West
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 105 160
Rank change year-on-year -13 +55 -40
Permanent jobs citing DNS 74 283 197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 2.15% 2.91% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 16.37% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 70 249 142
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +17.65% -15.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £60,000 £56,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £42,459 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.76% -0.10% -

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 565 1,729 1,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.39% 17.79% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 468 1,388 1,271
Median annual salary £43,000 £41,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.99% -1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,275 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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
Bristol +20 19 £41,250 +10.00% 8
Wiltshire +12 16 £32,500 -1.52% 9
Devon +26 12 £90,000 +166.67% 4
Somerset +13 11 £41,250 -11.29% 1
Cornwall - 7 £50,000 - 3
Gloucestershire +9 4 £62,500 +39.66% 5
Dorset +12 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 42 (56.76%) Windows
2 39 (52.70%) Firewall
3 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
4 37 (50.00%) DHCP
5 33 (44.59%) Azure
6 32 (43.24%) VMware
7 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
7 27 (36.49%) PowerShell
8 26 (35.14%) Linux
9 25 (33.78%) Office 365
10 22 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (28.38%) Python
12 20 (27.03%) Internet
12 20 (27.03%) Hyper-V
13 17 (22.97%) TCP/IP
13 17 (22.97%) Windows Server
14 16 (21.62%) ITIL
14 16 (21.62%) AWS
15 14 (18.92%) Task Automation
16 13 (17.57%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (17.57%) SaaS
16 13 (17.57%) VLAN
17 12 (16.22%) PaaS
17 12 (16.22%) IaaS
17 12 (16.22%) VPN
18 11 (14.86%) SMTP
18 11 (14.86%) SAN
18 11 (14.86%) Cybersecurity
18 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.35%) CMS
3 1 (1.35%) Confluence
3 1 (1.35%) Drupal
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (44.59%) Azure
2 25 (33.78%) Office 365
3 16 (21.62%) AWS
4 13 (17.57%) SaaS
5 12 (16.22%) IaaS
5 12 (16.22%) PaaS
6 11 (14.86%) Power Platform
7 8 (10.81%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (10.81%) Azure Functions
7 8 (10.81%) PowerApps
7 8 (10.81%) Serverless
8 2 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (52.70%) Firewall
2 37 (50.00%) DHCP
3 20 (27.03%) Internet
4 17 (22.97%) TCP/IP
5 13 (17.57%) VLAN
6 12 (16.22%) VPN
7 11 (14.86%) SAN
7 11 (14.86%) SMTP
8 10 (13.51%) LAN
9 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (12.16%) WAN
10 6 (8.11%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (6.76%) Network Security
11 5 (6.76%) Wireless
12 4 (5.41%) HTTP
13 3 (4.05%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (4.05%) IPsec
13 3 (4.05%) iSCSI
13 3 (4.05%) SNMP
14 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Power BI
3 2 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) French Language
3 1 (1.35%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) German Language
3 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.51%) IT Engineer
1 10 (13.51%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Cloud Specialist
4 7 (9.46%) Security Specialist
4 7 (9.46%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Azure Specialist
6 5 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) JSON
2 2 (2.70%) LAMP
2 2 (2.70%) WAMP
3 1 (1.35%) Flash
3 1 (1.35%) LDAP
3 1 (1.35%) REST
3 1 (1.35%) SOAP
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.46%) Cloud Native
4 6 (8.11%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (8.11%) PKI
5 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
6 4 (5.41%) Clustering
7 3 (4.05%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.70%) User Experience
9 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.35%) Replication
9 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.76%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Linux
3 17 (22.97%) Windows Server
4 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.16%) Unix
6 8 (10.81%) Ubuntu
7 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (8.11%) Windows 10
9 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
10 4 (5.41%) Android
11 3 (4.05%) Mac OS
11 3 (4.05%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (4.05%) VMS
12 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.35%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) ITIL
2 14 (18.92%) Task Automation
3 13 (17.57%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (14.86%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (13.51%) Anomaly Detection
5 10 (13.51%) Information Security
6 8 (10.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 8 (10.81%) Threat Intelligence
7 7 (9.46%) Migration
7 7 (9.46%) Security Operations
8 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.76%) Cyber Intelligence
8 5 (6.76%) DevOps
8 5 (6.76%) Information Security Management
8 5 (6.76%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.76%) Open Source
8 5 (6.76%) Security Management
8 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.49%) PowerShell
2 21 (28.38%) Python
3 10 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 9 (12.16%) Shell Script
4 9 (12.16%) SQL
5 2 (2.70%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) C#
6 1 (1.35%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.46%) MCSA
2 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) Degree
4 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) CCSA
6 1 (1.35%) CEH
6 1 (1.35%) CFCE
6 1 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CISSP
6 1 (1.35%) GCED
6 1 (1.35%) GCFA
6 1 (1.35%) GCIA
6 1 (1.35%) GCIH
6 1 (1.35%) GIAC
6 1 (1.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) GDPR
1 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.81%) NIST
3 7 (9.46%) SLA
4 6 (8.11%) NIST 800
5 3 (4.05%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 22 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (27.03%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.76%) KVM
4 5 (6.76%) Xen
5 3 (4.05%) Btrfs
5 3 (4.05%) Ceph
5 3 (4.05%) DRBD
5 3 (4.05%) NFS
5 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.35%) Docker
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.35%) Snort
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Terraform
2 6 (8.11%) SCCM
3 5 (6.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.05%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (4.05%) systemd
4 3 (4.05%) WSUS
5 2 (2.70%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (1.35%) CSIRT
6 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.35%) SCOM
6 1 (1.35%) Suricata
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) VMware
2 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.81%) Cisco
4 7 (9.46%) Citrix
4 7 (9.46%) Veeam
5 6 (8.11%) Symantec
6 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.76%) Dell
6 5 (6.76%) F5
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle
7 4 (5.41%) Apple
7 4 (5.41%) NetApp
7 4 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (4.05%) Google
8 3 (4.05%) HP
8 3 (4.05%) iManage
8 3 (4.05%) McAfee
8 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.05%) SonicWALL
8 3 (4.05%) Splunk