The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 28 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +12
Permanent jobs citing DNS 4 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.03% 0.45% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.12% 8.33% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £67,500 £37,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
DNS
Cheshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 12 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.75% 5.38% 13.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31 11 29
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £39,800 £38,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

DNS
Salary Trend in Chester

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

DNS Salary Trend in Chester

DNS
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS across the Chester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

DNS Salary Histogram in Chester

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 7 (58.33%) HTTP
2 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
3 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Flash
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) FTP
3 5 (41.67%) Information Security
3 5 (41.67%) HTTPS
3 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) HTTP
2 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) FTP
3 5 (41.67%) HTTPS
3 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 1 (8.33%) SAN
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Password Management
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCITP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCIP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) SAP