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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 14 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Permanent jobs citing DNS 22 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 17.46% 0.72% 3.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 7.69% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £24,000 £23,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
55 13 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 43.65% 9.35% 45.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 34
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 September 2014, 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 37 (90.24%) ITIL
2 36 (87.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (68.29%) Windows
3 28 (68.29%) DHCP
3 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
3 28 (68.29%) Active Directory
4 27 (65.85%) Firewall
4 27 (65.85%) VMware
5 25 (60.98%) Veritas
6 24 (58.54%) VMware ESX
6 24 (58.54%) Sophos
6 24 (58.54%) NetBackup
7 23 (56.10%) SC Cleared
7 23 (56.10%) Security Cleared
8 22 (53.66%) Symantec
9 21 (51.22%) Backup Exec
10 20 (48.78%) vSphere
10 20 (48.78%) Citrix
10 20 (48.78%) SAN
11 19 (46.34%) IIS
11 19 (46.34%) Clustering
11 19 (46.34%) ITIL V3
11 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (46.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 19 (46.34%) NAS
12 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (36.59%) MS Exchange
13 15 (36.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (34.15%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (34.15%) Exchange Server 2003

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 19 (46.34%) IIS
2 15 (36.59%) MS Exchange
2 15 (36.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (34.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (34.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (31.71%) FileNet
4 13 (31.71%) Apache
5 12 (29.27%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
6 7 (17.07%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) SPSS
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 28 (68.29%) DHCP
2 27 (65.85%) Firewall
3 20 (48.78%) SAN
4 19 (46.34%) NAS
5 14 (34.15%) HTTP
6 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.32%) LAN
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.88%) Network Security
7 2 (4.88%) WAN
8 1 (2.44%) CTI
8 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2000
2 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.76%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Administrator
3 8 (19.51%) Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Applications Support
5 4 (9.76%) Cognos Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) Applications Support Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Support Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Server Support
6 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Cognos Support
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) Clustering
2 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (29.27%) Management Information System
3 6 (14.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 28 (68.29%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.07%) Linux
6 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (90.24%) ITIL
2 36 (87.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (46.34%) ITIL V3
3 19 (46.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 12 (29.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (29.27%) Change Management
4 12 (29.27%) Data Security
5 8 (19.51%) Capacity Management
5 8 (19.51%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) Shell Script
2 12 (29.27%) Jython
3 8 (19.51%) Tcl
3 8 (19.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) SC Cleared
1 23 (56.10%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) CCNA
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCTS
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
System Software
1 28 (68.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (58.54%) VMware ESX
3 20 (48.78%) vSphere
4 8 (19.51%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (58.54%) NetBackup
2 21 (51.22%) Backup Exec
3 14 (34.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (12.20%) WSUS
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 27 (65.85%) VMware
3 25 (60.98%) Veritas
4 24 (58.54%) Sophos
5 22 (53.66%) Symantec
6 20 (48.78%) Citrix
7 12 (29.27%) IBM
8 11 (26.83%) Cognos
9 5 (12.20%) CommVault
10 4 (9.76%) Cisco
11 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
12 1 (2.44%) HP
12 1 (2.44%) Compaq