The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 108 164 176
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +12
Permanent jobs citing DNS 160 75 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 1.04% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.43% 7.13% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 133 63 65
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,600 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1037 1052 1059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.41% 14.57% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 880 883 921
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
DNS
England

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DNS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

DNS Salary Trend in the North West

DNS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

DNS Salary Histogram in the North West

DNS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Manchester +47 93 £36,250 +5.07% 7
Cheshire +12 47 £33,852 +14.75% 8
Merseyside +5 17 £27,000 -31.64% 2
Lancashire -2 3 £37,123 -4.81% 4
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 187 (61.72%) Windows
2 154 (50.83%) DHCP
3 146 (48.18%) TCP/IP
4 132 (43.56%) Microsoft
5 128 (42.24%) Active Directory
6 97 (32.01%) VMware
7 95 (31.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 93 (30.69%) Firewall
9 81 (26.73%) Linux
10 77 (25.41%) MS Exchange
11 74 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 71 (23.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 69 (22.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 69 (22.77%) Hyper-V
14 62 (20.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 62 (20.46%) HP
15 57 (18.81%) Internet
15 57 (18.81%) ITIL
16 56 (18.48%) SQL
17 54 (17.82%) SQL Server
18 51 (16.83%) SMTP
19 50 (16.50%) LDAP
19 50 (16.50%) Cisco
20 46 (15.18%) SAN
20 46 (15.18%) MS Excel
20 46 (15.18%) MCSE
20 46 (15.18%) Windows 7
21 45 (14.85%) Load Balancing
21 45 (14.85%) LAN
22 43 (14.19%) WAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 77 (25.41%) MS Exchange
2 43 (14.19%) IIS
3 38 (12.54%) Apache
4 29 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (7.92%) Tomcat
7 19 (6.27%) Lync
8 18 (5.94%) SharePoint
9 14 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (3.96%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.98%) nginx
13 5 (1.65%) WordPress
14 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
17 1 (0.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 46 (15.18%) MS Excel
2 40 (13.20%) MS Office
3 4 (1.32%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.63%) Sage 1000
2 5 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.99%) Magento
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.66%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.96%) SaaS
4 7 (2.31%) Office 365
5 6 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.66%) Route 53
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.33%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 154 (50.83%) DHCP
2 146 (48.18%) TCP/IP
3 93 (30.69%) Firewall
4 57 (18.81%) Internet
5 51 (16.83%) SMTP
6 50 (16.50%) LDAP
7 46 (15.18%) SAN
8 45 (14.85%) LAN
9 43 (14.19%) WAN
9 43 (14.19%) VPN
10 32 (10.56%) SSL
11 26 (8.58%) Kerberos
12 21 (6.93%) MPLS
13 20 (6.60%) NAS
14 19 (6.27%) OSPF
14 19 (6.27%) IPsec
15 18 (5.94%) HTTP
16 17 (5.61%) Unified Communications
17 16 (5.28%) BGP
17 16 (5.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.88%) MySQL
3 12 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.33%) Big Data
9 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 11 (3.63%) JMeter
2 6 (1.98%) Subversion
3 3 (0.99%) Sublime Text
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (12.21%) Finance
2 7 (2.31%) Marketing
2 7 (2.31%) Retail
3 6 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.65%) Multimedia
4 5 (1.65%) Local Government
5 4 (1.32%) Law
6 3 (0.99%) Games
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.33%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (15.84%) Support Engineer
2 32 (10.56%) Analyst
3 26 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (8.25%) IT Support
5 22 (7.26%) Systems Engineer
5 22 (7.26%) Support Analyst
6 20 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (6.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (5.94%) Technical Support
9 17 (5.61%) Network Engineer
10 15 (4.95%) Administrator
11 14 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 14 (4.62%) Exchange Engineer
11 14 (4.62%) Messaging Engineer
12 13 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (4.29%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (3.96%) IT Support Analyst
14 11 (3.63%) Firewall Engineer
14 11 (3.63%) Junior
14 11 (3.63%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.87%) .NET
2 23 (7.59%) HTML
3 16 (5.28%) Web Services
3 16 (5.28%) CSS
4 14 (4.62%) SOAP
5 8 (2.64%) jQuery
6 4 (1.32%) Memcached
6 4 (1.32%) HTML5
6 4 (1.32%) REST
7 3 (0.99%) J2EE
7 3 (0.99%) XML
7 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.66%) WSH
9 1 (0.33%) WCF
9 1 (0.33%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (0.33%) JSON
9 1 (0.33%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.33%) Ajax
9 1 (0.33%) Ember.js
9 1 (0.33%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.57%) Clustering
2 25 (8.25%) PKI
3 24 (7.92%) Blackberry
4 18 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.62%) Thin Client
5 14 (4.62%) Fat Client
6 10 (3.30%) Replication
7 9 (2.97%) Device Driver
8 7 (2.31%) iPhone
9 6 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.65%) VLE
11 4 (1.32%) iPad
12 3 (0.99%) Statistics
12 3 (0.99%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.99%) SecurID
12 3 (0.99%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.99%) W3C
13 2 (0.66%) CLARiiON
13 2 (0.66%) EPoS
13 2 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 187 (61.72%) Windows
2 95 (31.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (26.73%) Linux
4 74 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (22.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (15.18%) Windows 7
7 29 (9.57%) Windows 8
8 26 (8.58%) UNIX
9 25 (8.25%) Windows XP
10 15 (4.95%) CentOS
10 15 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.97%) FreeBSD
11 9 (2.97%) Windows 2000
12 8 (2.64%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.31%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.65%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.32%) Debian
15 4 (1.32%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.66%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.81%) ITIL
2 45 (14.85%) Load Balancing
3 18 (5.94%) Change Management
3 18 (5.94%) Problem Management
4 17 (5.61%) CRM
4 17 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (5.28%) Service Delivery
6 15 (4.95%) Network Management
6 15 (4.95%) Capacity Management
6 15 (4.95%) Migration
7 14 (4.62%) Network Design
8 13 (4.29%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (3.63%) Load Testing
9 11 (3.63%) Software Engineering
9 11 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (3.63%) Project Management
9 11 (3.63%) Server Monitoring
10 10 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.48%) SQL
2 37 (12.21%) PowerShell
3 27 (8.91%) Perl
4 24 (7.92%) PHP
5 21 (6.93%) VB.NET
6 14 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.62%) Ruby
7 12 (3.96%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.97%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.31%) VB
10 6 (1.98%) Python
11 5 (1.65%) Java
11 5 (1.65%) C
11 5 (1.65%) C#
12 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.99%) VBScript
13 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 71 (23.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (15.18%) MCSE
3 35 (11.55%) MCITP
4 29 (9.57%) Degree
5 28 (9.24%) MCSA
6 20 (6.60%) MCP
6 20 (6.60%) MCTS
7 14 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (3.63%) CCNA
10 8 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (2.31%) CCA
12 4 (1.32%) MCDST
13 3 (0.99%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.99%) CCNP
14 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.66%) PMP
14 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.66%) CCIE
14 2 (0.66%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.94%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) BS7799
System Software
1 128 (42.24%) Active Directory
2 69 (22.77%) Hyper-V
3 62 (20.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (6.93%) NFS
5 20 (6.60%) vSphere
6 16 (5.28%) XenApp
7 15 (4.95%) Squid
8 14 (4.62%) VMware ESX
9 10 (3.30%) XenDesktop
10 9 (2.97%) Varnish
11 8 (2.64%) UAG
12 7 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.98%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.65%) Xen
15 4 (1.32%) ISA Server
15 4 (1.32%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.32%) XenServer
15 4 (1.32%) Postfix
15 4 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (7.26%) SCCM
2 18 (5.94%) SCOM
2 18 (5.94%) SCVMM
3 16 (5.28%) HP SIM
4 14 (4.62%) Backup Exec
4 14 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (3.96%) NetBackup
6 11 (3.63%) HP NNM
6 11 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.63%) Puppet
6 11 (3.63%) CiscoWorks
6 11 (3.63%) Nagios
7 6 (1.98%) WSUS
8 2 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.66%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 132 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 97 (32.01%) VMware
3 62 (20.46%) HP
4 50 (16.50%) Cisco
5 37 (12.21%) Citrix
6 32 (10.56%) Dell
7 24 (7.92%) Symantec
8 22 (7.26%) Red Hat
9 17 (5.61%) IBM
9 17 (5.61%) Juniper
9 17 (5.61%) Avaya
10 14 (4.62%) F5
11 13 (4.29%) Oracle
12 12 (3.96%) Sage
12 12 (3.96%) ProCurve
13 10 (3.30%) EMC
13 10 (3.30%) NetApp
14 9 (2.97%) Apple
15 8 (2.64%) McAfee
16 6 (1.98%) SolarWinds
Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capital Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancaster
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ThoughtWorks
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: up to 55k - Plus Pension, Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Frodsham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 days ago