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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 48 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing DNS 18 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.65% 1.49% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 9.84% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 4
Average salary £35,000 £37,123 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,811 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £37,123 £44,950
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
96 61 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.47% 15.17% 18.57%
Number of salaries quoted 93 55 76
Average salary £33,500 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.34% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 - 4 £32,500 -
Chorley - 4 £42,500 -
Burnley - 2 £25,000 -
Preston -8 1 £22,500 -39.38%
Blackpool - 1 - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (56.67%) DHCP
5 16 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
7 13 (43.33%) VoIP
7 13 (43.33%) Firewall
8 12 (40.00%) MS Office
8 12 (40.00%) Internet
8 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (36.67%) Software Deployment
9 11 (36.67%) Service Desk Management
9 11 (36.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (36.67%) SLA
9 11 (36.67%) Cisco
9 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
9 11 (36.67%) DECT
9 11 (36.67%) MCSE
9 11 (36.67%) Service Delivery
9 11 (36.67%) Telecoms
9 11 (36.67%) Life Science
9 11 (36.67%) NAS
10 10 (33.33%) Manufacturing
10 10 (33.33%) VMware
11 9 (30.00%) Office 365
12 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (20.00%) nginx
3 6 (20.00%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Office
2 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) DHCP
2 16 (53.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (43.33%) VoIP
3 13 (43.33%) Firewall
4 12 (40.00%) Internet
5 11 (36.67%) DECT
5 11 (36.67%) NAS
6 7 (23.33%) VPN
6 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
6 7 (23.33%) Network Security
6 7 (23.33%) iSCSI
7 6 (20.00%) SAN
8 4 (13.33%) SSH
8 4 (13.33%) HTTP
8 4 (13.33%) SMTP
9 3 (10.00%) SSL
9 3 (10.00%) LAN
10 2 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (6.67%) OpenVPN
10 2 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) MySQL
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 11 (36.67%) Telecoms
2 10 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) IT Operations Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Operations Manager
3 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (16.67%) Administrator
3 5 (16.67%) Support Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Services Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Project Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Service Manager
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) LAMP
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Life Science
2 3 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
5 8 (26.67%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
7 6 (20.00%) CentOS
8 3 (10.00%) UNIX
9 2 (6.67%) OpenBSD
9 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
9 2 (6.67%) Solaris
9 2 (6.67%) FreeBSD
10 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Software Deployment
1 11 (36.67%) Service Desk Management
1 11 (36.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 11 (36.67%) Service Delivery
2 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (23.33%) Resource Management
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Management
4 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (13.33%) Data Security
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) ERP
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Software Licensing
6 3 (10.00%) Line Management
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.33%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) PHP
3 5 (16.67%) VBScript
4 4 (13.33%) VBA
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (36.67%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) MCTS
3 4 (13.33%) MCITP
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) MCP
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.33%) CCIE
3 4 (13.33%) CCNP
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) iptables
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.67%) Postfix
5 2 (6.67%) Sendmail
5 2 (6.67%) Varnish
5 2 (6.67%) Dovecot
5 2 (6.67%) Openswan
5 2 (6.67%) SpamAssassin
5 2 (6.67%) OpenSIPS
5 2 (6.67%) NFS
5 2 (6.67%) Corosync
5 2 (6.67%) KVM
5 2 (6.67%) Ceph
6 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Cacti
1 2 (6.67%) Munin
1 2 (6.67%) yum
1 2 (6.67%) Nagios
1 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 2 (6.67%) logstash
1 2 (6.67%) Bacula
1 2 (6.67%) Rsyslog
1 2 (6.67%) Pacemaker
2 1 (3.33%) ARCserve
2 1 (3.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Cisco
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (13.33%) NetApp
5 3 (10.00%) Percona
5 3 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) Sophos
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam
7 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard