The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 88 94 109
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Permanent jobs citing DNS 49 27 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.47% 1.62% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.80% 9.78% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 42 19 23
Average salary £39,250 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.72% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
DNS
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
331 276 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.66% 16.58% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 272 221 263
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

DNS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

DNS Salary Trend in Cheshire

DNS
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

DNS Salary Histogram in Cheshire

DNS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 18 £29,750 -15.00% 1
Chester +11 9 £67,500 - 1
Knutsford -11 3 £58,750 +17.50%
Crewe - 2 £37,500 -
Macclesfield +9 1 £22,500 -18.18% 1
Wilmslow -16 1 £42,500 +102.38% 2
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £28,500 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 62 (70.45%) Windows
2 61 (69.32%) TCP/IP
3 50 (56.82%) DHCP
4 43 (48.86%) Microsoft
4 43 (48.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (47.73%) Active Directory
6 39 (44.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (43.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (43.18%) MS Exchange
8 34 (38.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 31 (35.23%) MCSA
10 30 (34.09%) SAN
10 30 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (29.55%) Hyper-V
11 26 (29.55%) Clustering
11 26 (29.55%) Linux
12 23 (26.14%) MS Excel
13 21 (23.86%) UNIX
13 21 (23.86%) Windows XP
13 21 (23.86%) VPN
13 21 (23.86%) ITIL
13 21 (23.86%) MCTS
13 21 (23.86%) MCITP
13 21 (23.86%) Windows 7
14 20 (22.73%) NAS
14 20 (22.73%) Perl
14 20 (22.73%) MS Office
14 20 (22.73%) Symantec
15 19 (21.59%) Finance
15 19 (21.59%) Load Balancing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 38 (43.18%) MS Exchange
2 34 (38.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (19.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (19.32%) IIS
4 6 (6.82%) Apache
5 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (26.14%) MS Excel
2 20 (22.73%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.14%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) Route 53
2 1 (1.14%) ElastiCache
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 61 (69.32%) TCP/IP
2 50 (56.82%) DHCP
3 30 (34.09%) SAN
4 21 (23.86%) VPN
5 20 (22.73%) NAS
6 18 (20.45%) SMTP
7 15 (17.05%) Network Security
8 13 (14.77%) LAN
9 12 (13.64%) WAN
10 6 (6.82%) SSL
11 5 (5.68%) HTTP
12 4 (4.55%) Kerberos
12 4 (4.55%) LDAP
12 4 (4.55%) Internet
12 4 (4.55%) Firewall
12 4 (4.55%) SSH
13 3 (3.41%) Wireshark
13 3 (3.41%) OSPF
13 3 (3.41%) EIGRP
13 3 (3.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.41%) MySQL
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (20.45%) Support Engineer
3 14 (15.91%) IT Support Engineer
3 14 (15.91%) IT Support
4 10 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Messaging Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Wintel Specialist
8 4 (4.55%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.55%) Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Administrator
9 3 (3.41%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.41%) Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) DBA
9 3 (3.41%) SQL DBA
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Messaging Specialist
9 3 (3.41%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) HTML
3 3 (3.41%) CSS
3 3 (3.41%) Flash
3 3 (3.41%) jQuery
4 2 (2.27%) XML
4 2 (2.27%) Ajax
4 2 (2.27%) XHTML
5 1 (1.14%) WinForms
5 1 (1.14%) Web Services
5 1 (1.14%) DHTML
5 1 (1.14%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.55%) Clustering
2 14 (15.91%) Thin Client
2 14 (15.91%) Fat Client
3 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.55%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.41%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.14%) iPhone
6 1 (1.14%) Social Media
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 62 (70.45%) Windows
2 43 (48.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (43.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (29.55%) Linux
6 21 (23.86%) UNIX
6 21 (23.86%) Windows XP
6 21 (23.86%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.82%) Windows 2000
8 4 (4.55%) FreeBSD
9 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.27%) AIX
11 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.86%) ITIL
2 19 (21.59%) Load Balancing
3 14 (15.91%) Migration
4 11 (12.50%) Change Management
4 11 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 7 (7.95%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.55%) High Availability
7 4 (4.55%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.41%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.41%) Service Management
8 3 (3.41%) Information Security
9 2 (2.27%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.14%) Data Management
10 1 (1.14%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) Perl
2 16 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.36%) SQL
5 4 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.55%) Ruby
6 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.41%) Python
6 3 (3.41%) PHP
6 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.14%) C#
7 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (44.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (35.23%) MCSA
3 21 (23.86%) MCTS
3 21 (23.86%) MCITP
4 18 (20.45%) MCP
5 17 (19.32%) MCSE
6 4 (4.55%) Degree
7 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.14%) RHCE
8 1 (1.14%) CCNP
8 1 (1.14%) CCIP
8 1 (1.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (47.73%) Active Directory
2 26 (29.55%) Hyper-V
3 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.68%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.41%) vSphere
6 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.14%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (6.82%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.27%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.14%) WSUS
6 1 (1.14%) SCOM
6 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (48.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.73%) Symantec
3 18 (20.45%) Dell
3 18 (20.45%) VMware
4 13 (14.77%) HP
5 10 (11.36%) Cisco
6 9 (10.23%) IronPort
7 7 (7.95%) McAfee
8 6 (6.82%) Citrix
9 5 (5.68%) EMC
10 4 (4.55%) Oracle
10 4 (4.55%) SAP
10 4 (4.55%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.41%) Apple
11 3 (3.41%) IBM
11 3 (3.41%) Juniper
11 3 (3.41%) NetApp
12 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.27%) CommVault
13 1 (1.14%) CA
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