Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > South West
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 144 126
Rank change year-on-year +43 -18 +39
Permanent jobs citing DNS 230 212 275
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 3.01% 2.10% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.83% 13.32% 14.38%
Number of salaries quoted 182 149 192
Median annual salary £38,750 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.49% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 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 1,367 1,592 1,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.90% 15.80% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,085 1,184 1,510
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,507 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.90% +0.02% +11.84%
10th Percentile £24,625 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

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 8 April 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 8 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
Gloucestershire +3 59 £45,000 -4.26% 11
Wiltshire +43 51 £40,000 -13.98% 8
Bristol +5 45 £40,500 -3.57% 12
Dorset +47 31 £31,000 -11.43% 1
Somerset +25 27 £37,500 +2.74% 2
Devon +6 11 £40,000 +28.00% 6
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 8 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 West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 159 (69.13%) Windows
2 134 (58.26%) Active Directory
3 126 (54.78%) DHCP
4 123 (53.48%) Microsoft
5 106 (46.09%) TCP/IP
6 98 (42.61%) Office 365
7 84 (36.52%) Firewall
8 73 (31.74%) VMware
9 71 (30.87%) Windows Server
10 67 (29.13%) Azure
11 60 (26.09%) ITIL
12 55 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
13 50 (21.74%) Linux
13 50 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (19.57%) Finance
15 43 (18.70%) SQL
16 41 (17.83%) Internet
17 40 (17.39%) VLAN
18 39 (16.96%) Windows 10
18 39 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
18 39 (16.96%) PowerShell
19 36 (15.65%) SQL Server
20 35 (15.22%) Python
20 35 (15.22%) VPN
20 35 (15.22%) SLA
20 35 (15.22%) Cisco
20 35 (15.22%) SharePoint
21 34 (14.78%) WAN
22 33 (14.35%) LAN
23 31 (13.48%) Citrix

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 35 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 27 (11.74%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.96%) Confluence
4 13 (5.65%) CMS
4 13 (5.65%) Drupal
5 9 (3.91%) IIS
6 7 (3.04%) Apache
7 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.30%) nginx
7 3 (1.30%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.43%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 13 (5.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 98 (42.61%) Office 365
2 67 (29.13%) Azure
3 18 (7.83%) AWS
4 10 (4.35%) IaaS
5 9 (3.91%) PaaS
5 9 (3.91%) SaaS
6 6 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.61%) OneDrive
7 5 (2.17%) Azure Stack
8 4 (1.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.74%) NuGet
9 3 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.30%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.30%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.30%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.30%) Serverless
10 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.43%) GCP
10 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 126 (54.78%) DHCP
2 106 (46.09%) TCP/IP
3 84 (36.52%) Firewall
4 41 (17.83%) Internet
5 40 (17.39%) VLAN
6 35 (15.22%) VPN
7 34 (14.78%) WAN
8 33 (14.35%) LAN
9 24 (10.43%) HTTP
10 23 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (10.00%) SAN
10 23 (10.00%) Wireless
11 20 (8.70%) VoIP
12 15 (6.52%) Network Security
13 14 (6.09%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (5.65%) SMTP
15 10 (4.35%) IP Telephony
15 10 (4.35%) Wireshark
16 9 (3.91%) Cisco IPT
16 9 (3.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.57%) MySQL
3 5 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.74%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.30%) CouchDB
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.87%) Big Data
6 2 (0.87%) Impala
6 2 (0.87%) Redis
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Ignite
7 1 (0.43%) Riak
Development Applications
1 21 (9.13%) JIRA
2 16 (6.96%) Bitbucket
3 10 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.74%) Chocolatey
4 4 (1.74%) TestRail
4 4 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.74%) Zephyr
5 3 (1.30%) GitLab
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.87%) git-flow
6 2 (0.87%) Subversion
7 1 (0.43%) Selenium
7 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (19.57%) Finance
2 12 (5.22%) Advertising
3 7 (3.04%) Law
4 6 (2.61%) Retail
5 5 (2.17%) Legal
5 5 (2.17%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.30%) Electronics
7 3 (1.30%) Marketing
7 3 (1.30%) Military
8 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 51 (22.17%) Analyst
2 40 (17.39%) IT Engineer
3 37 (16.09%) Support Engineer
4 29 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (10.43%) IT Support
6 21 (9.13%) IT Support Engineer
7 18 (7.83%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (7.39%) Architect
9 16 (6.96%) Network Engineer
10 14 (6.09%) Support Analyst
11 13 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (5.65%) Infrastructure Support
11 13 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (5.22%) Infrastructure Support Technician
12 12 (5.22%) Infrastructure Technician
12 12 (5.22%) Support Technician
13 10 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (4.35%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.35%) Technical Support
14 9 (3.91%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.09%) .NET
2 4 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.30%) LDAP
4 2 (0.87%) Kafka
4 2 (0.87%) LAMP
5 1 (0.43%) ADSI
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) HTML5
5 1 (0.43%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.43%) REST
5 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.39%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.48%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.61%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (2.61%) PKI
7 5 (2.17%) Clustering
8 4 (1.74%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.74%) Replication
9 3 (1.30%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.87%) Robotics
10 2 (0.87%) User Experience
11 1 (0.43%) iPad
11 1 (0.43%) iPhone
11 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 159 (69.13%) Windows
2 71 (30.87%) Windows Server
3 50 (21.74%) Linux
4 39 (16.96%) Windows 10
4 39 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (12.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 17 (7.39%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.78%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (3.91%) Unix
11 8 (3.48%) Solaris
12 7 (3.04%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.61%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.61%) Ubuntu
14 5 (2.17%) Android
14 5 (2.17%) CentOS
15 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.09%) ITIL
2 55 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (11.74%) Migration
5 25 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (10.00%) Service Management
7 21 (9.13%) Project Delivery
8 19 (8.26%) CRM
8 19 (8.26%) ITIL V3
9 18 (7.83%) DevOps
9 18 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (6.96%) Information Security
10 16 (6.96%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (6.96%) Strategic Roadmap
10 16 (6.96%) Translating Business Requirements
10 16 (6.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 15 (6.52%) IT Strategy
11 15 (6.52%) Proactive Management
11 15 (6.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.70%) SQL
2 39 (16.96%) PowerShell
3 35 (15.22%) Python
4 18 (7.83%) PHP
5 16 (6.96%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.91%) Perl
7 5 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.74%) Ruby
9 3 (1.30%) VBScript
10 2 (0.87%) C
10 2 (0.87%) C#
10 2 (0.87%) R
11 1 (0.43%) Go
11 1 (0.43%) Java
11 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (7.83%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.96%) Degree
5 13 (5.65%) CCNP
6 10 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.91%) CCIE
8 8 (3.48%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.04%) CCNA
9 7 (3.04%) MCSE
10 5 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.17%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.74%) CISSP
11 4 (1.74%) MCSA
12 3 (1.30%) CCDP
12 3 (1.30%) CCSP
12 3 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (1.30%) HND
12 3 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.87%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.22%) SLA
2 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.30%) COBIT
3 3 (1.30%) GDPR
3 3 (1.30%) NIST
3 3 (1.30%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.43%) GxP
4 1 (0.43%) NCSC
System Software
1 134 (58.26%) Active Directory
2 50 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (12.17%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.91%) Docker
5 8 (3.48%) XenApp
5 8 (3.48%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.61%) Snort
8 5 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.74%) DRBD
9 4 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.74%) vSphere
10 3 (1.30%) KVM
10 3 (1.30%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.30%) Xen
11 2 (0.87%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.87%) Btrfs
11 2 (0.87%) Ceph
11 2 (0.87%) Corosync
11 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.35%) Terraform
2 9 (3.91%) SCCM
3 8 (3.48%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.04%) WSUS
5 4 (1.74%) Ansible
5 4 (1.74%) Cloudify
5 4 (1.74%) logstash
5 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.74%) Packer
5 4 (1.74%) Puppet
5 4 (1.74%) SCOM
5 4 (1.74%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.30%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.30%) Nagios
6 3 (1.30%) Nessus
6 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.87%) Check_MK
7 2 (0.87%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.87%) Oozie
Vendors
1 123 (53.48%) Microsoft
2 73 (31.74%) VMware
3 35 (15.22%) Cisco
4 31 (13.48%) Citrix
5 16 (6.96%) Apple
5 16 (6.96%) Oracle
5 16 (6.96%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (6.52%) Atlassian
7 13 (5.65%) MuleSoft
7 13 (5.65%) Splunk
8 12 (5.22%) Veeam
9 11 (4.78%) Juniper
10 10 (4.35%) F5
11 9 (3.91%) Dell
11 9 (3.91%) FireEye
11 9 (3.91%) Infoblox
12 8 (3.48%) HP
13 7 (3.04%) EMC
13 7 (3.04%) Palo Alto
14 6 (2.61%) Sage