The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 50 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Permanent jobs citing DNS 8 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.72% 1.18% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.69% 9.21% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 6
Average salary £29,500 £33,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.60% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,250 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £42,250 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 76 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.97% 12.86% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 42 57 66
Average salary £32,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.24% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

DNS
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

DNS Salary Trend in Merseyside

DNS
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

DNS Salary Histogram in Merseyside

DNS
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Liverpool +16 8 £29,500 -14.49%
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) DHCP
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) ITIL
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Avaya
7 4 (26.67%) SAN
7 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
7 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (26.67%) MCITP
8 3 (20.00%) Law
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) DMZ
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (20.00%) Citrix
8 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (20.00%) .NET
8 3 (20.00%) MS Office

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) DHCP
2 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) DMZ
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) FTP
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
7 1 (6.67%) IMAP
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
7 1 (6.67%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) SMTP
7 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (26.67%) MCITP
2 3 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) CCA
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (13.33%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (13.33%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Avaya
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Sage
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds