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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 47 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing DNS 19 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.79% 2.97% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.55% 31.11% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 5
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £17,000 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
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
55 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.98% 9.53% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 41 41 64
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £16,750 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Preston - 2 £23,000 -
Skelmersdale -4 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £24,000 - 1
Burnley - 1 £40,000 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (90.00%) DHCP
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) Office 365
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (55.00%) MS Office
5 11 (55.00%) Windows XP
5 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (45.00%) MCSE
7 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (45.00%) DECT
7 9 (45.00%) VoIP
7 9 (45.00%) Ethernet
7 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (45.00%) SLA
7 9 (45.00%) Cisco
7 9 (45.00%) Internet
7 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
7 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
7 9 (45.00%) VMware
7 9 (45.00%) Windows Vista
7 9 (45.00%) Resource Management
7 9 (45.00%) Life Science
7 9 (45.00%) Performance Management
7 9 (45.00%) iSCSI
7 9 (45.00%) NAS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 18 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.00%) Lync
6 1 (5.00%) SAS
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Office
2 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) DHCP
2 9 (45.00%) Ethernet
2 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (45.00%) DECT
2 9 (45.00%) VoIP
2 9 (45.00%) Internet
2 9 (45.00%) iSCSI
2 9 (45.00%) NAS
3 7 (35.00%) LAN
4 6 (30.00%) WAN
4 6 (30.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) IPv4
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Manager
2 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Manager
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (10.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (55.00%) Windows XP
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.00%) UNIX
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
1 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (45.00%) Resource Management
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Management
1 9 (45.00%) Software Deployment
1 9 (45.00%) Service Desk Management
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
1 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (45.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) vSphere
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) WMI
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Sophos
4 5 (25.00%) WatchGuard
5 4 (20.00%) Avaya
6 3 (15.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Draytek
7 1 (5.00%) NETGEAR
7 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
7 1 (5.00%) ScanSafe