The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 36 20 38
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 2.76% 8.27% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 52.38% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 3
Average salary £23,750 £26,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.37% -37.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £26,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £26,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.45% -5.33%
DNS
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 21 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 19.31% 15.79% 25.61%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 18
Average salary £25,750 £26,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.83% -37.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DNS across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

DNS
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS across the Belfast region.

DNS Salary Trend in Belfast

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) Broadband
5 1 (20.00%) OpenVMS
5 1 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) IIS
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) UNIX

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Broadband
4 1 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) OpenVMS
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) EMC Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) EMC