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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 55 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing DNS 16 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.73% 1.31% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 10.17% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 6
Average salary £32,500 £37,123 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.45% -4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,311 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,123 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -2.70%
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 Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 59 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.99% 12.85% 22.80%
Number of salaries quoted 87 56 100
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £16,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

DNS
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

DNS Salary Trend in Lancashire

DNS
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

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

DNS Salary Histogram in Lancashire

DNS
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
Blackburn - 7 £32,500 -
Chorley - 4 £42,500 -
Preston -14 1 £22,500 -39.38%
Burnley - 1 £25,000 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (51.72%) DHCP
4 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
4 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco
5 12 (41.38%) Firewall
6 11 (37.93%) Linux
7 10 (34.48%) VoIP
7 10 (34.48%) Manufacturing
8 9 (31.03%) VMware
8 9 (31.03%) CentOS
8 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
8 9 (31.03%) Apache
8 9 (31.03%) MS Office
8 9 (31.03%) PHP
8 9 (31.03%) MySQL
8 9 (31.03%) Internet
9 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
9 8 (27.59%) SLA
9 8 (27.59%) MCSE
9 8 (27.59%) DECT
9 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
9 8 (27.59%) Service Desk Management
9 8 (27.59%) Software Deployment
9 8 (27.59%) Life Science

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 9 (31.03%) Apache
1 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (27.59%) nginx
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) DHCP
2 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
3 12 (41.38%) Firewall
4 10 (34.48%) VoIP
5 9 (31.03%) Internet
6 8 (27.59%) DECT
6 8 (27.59%) NAS
7 7 (24.14%) SMTP
7 7 (24.14%) HTTP
7 7 (24.14%) VPN
7 7 (24.14%) Network Security
8 6 (20.69%) SAN
8 6 (20.69%) SSH
9 4 (13.79%) iSCSI
9 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
10 3 (10.34%) SSL
11 2 (6.90%) LAN
11 2 (6.90%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (6.90%) OpenVPN
12 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) MySQL
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
General
1 10 (34.48%) Manufacturing
2 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
1 8 (27.59%) Administrator
2 7 (24.14%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) Operations Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Service Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Project Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Support Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Services Manager
4 4 (13.79%) IT Operations Manager
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Manager
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) LAMP
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Life Science
2 5 (17.24%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Replication
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 9 (31.03%) CentOS
4 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
7 3 (10.34%) UNIX
8 2 (6.90%) OpenBSD
8 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (6.90%) FreeBSD
8 2 (6.90%) Solaris
9 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
1 8 (27.59%) Software Deployment
1 8 (27.59%) Service Desk Management
1 8 (27.59%) Performance Monitoring
1 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
2 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
2 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (17.24%) Line Management
4 4 (13.79%) Resource Management
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Management
4 4 (13.79%) Data Security
4 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) ERP
4 4 (13.79%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PHP
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) VBScript
4 4 (13.79%) VBA
5 2 (6.90%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (27.59%) MCSE
3 6 (20.69%) CCIE
3 6 (20.69%) CCNP
3 6 (20.69%) CCNA
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (13.79%) MCTS
4 4 (13.79%) MCITP
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.34%) iptables
5 2 (6.90%) NFS
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.90%) Postfix
5 2 (6.90%) Sendmail
5 2 (6.90%) Varnish
5 2 (6.90%) Dovecot
5 2 (6.90%) Openswan
5 2 (6.90%) SpamAssassin
5 2 (6.90%) OpenSIPS
5 2 (6.90%) Corosync
5 2 (6.90%) KVM
5 2 (6.90%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cacti
1 2 (6.90%) Munin
1 2 (6.90%) yum
1 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 2 (6.90%) logstash
1 2 (6.90%) Rsyslog
1 2 (6.90%) Bacula
1 2 (6.90%) Pacemaker
1 2 (6.90%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco
3 9 (31.03%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) NetApp
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 3 (10.34%) Percona
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix
6 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam
7 1 (3.45%) Dell