The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 84 114 158
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +44
Permanent jobs citing DNS 189 147 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.10% 2.18% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.51% 14.55% 8.19%
Number of salaries quoted 161 120 82
Average salary £32,500 £33,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £50,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
DNS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1021 1010 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 14.95% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 786 785 947
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 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
Manchester +37 105 £31,750 -2.30% 22
Cheshire +12 55 £34,000 +21.42% 14
Lancashire +1 18 £35,000 -5.71%
Merseyside -3 10 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Cumbria - 1 £27,000 - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 282 (76.42%) Windows
2 260 (70.46%) Active Directory
3 256 (69.38%) DHCP
4 197 (53.39%) Microsoft
5 185 (50.14%) VMware
6 152 (41.19%) MS Exchange
7 139 (37.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 137 (37.13%) TCP/IP
9 126 (34.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 122 (33.06%) Cisco
11 117 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 116 (31.44%) Firewall
13 109 (29.54%) VPN
14 101 (27.37%) LAN
15 92 (24.93%) Citrix
15 92 (24.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 90 (24.39%) WAN
17 87 (23.58%) ITIL
17 87 (23.58%) SAN
18 82 (22.22%) MCSE
18 82 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
19 80 (21.68%) Windows 7
20 78 (21.14%) Hyper-V
20 78 (21.14%) Linux
21 76 (20.60%) MS Excel
22 75 (20.33%) SQL Server
22 75 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
23 68 (18.43%) Exchange Server 2013
24 67 (18.16%) MS Office
25 64 (17.34%) SQL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 152 (41.19%) MS Exchange
2 82 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 68 (18.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 53 (14.36%) SharePoint
5 52 (14.09%) IIS
6 46 (12.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (5.15%) Apache
9 17 (4.61%) nginx
10 15 (4.07%) Lync
10 15 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.81%) Oracle 9iAS
15 3 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
16 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.54%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 76 (20.60%) MS Excel
2 67 (18.16%) MS Office
3 5 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.81%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.81%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Magento
2 3 (0.81%) Primavera
3 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.21%) Office 365
2 16 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.81%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 256 (69.38%) DHCP
2 137 (37.13%) TCP/IP
3 116 (31.44%) Firewall
4 109 (29.54%) VPN
5 101 (27.37%) LAN
6 90 (24.39%) WAN
7 87 (23.58%) SAN
8 63 (17.07%) VoIP
8 63 (17.07%) VLAN
9 42 (11.38%) Network Security
10 38 (10.30%) NAS
11 30 (8.13%) SSL
11 30 (8.13%) Internet
12 29 (7.86%) FTP
13 28 (7.59%) Wireless
14 27 (7.32%) SMTP
15 24 (6.50%) iSCSI
15 24 (6.50%) Ethernet
16 21 (5.69%) MPLS
17 17 (4.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.33%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (6.78%) MySQL
5 15 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.54%) Big Data
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.81%) MSI
1 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.27%) JMeter
General
1 43 (11.65%) Finance
2 22 (5.96%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.79%) Retail
5 8 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.90%) Legal
7 6 (1.63%) Billing
8 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) French Language
9 2 (0.54%) Norwegian Language
9 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.54%) Swedish Language
9 2 (0.54%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (26.29%) Support Engineer
2 56 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (11.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 43 (11.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 41 (11.11%) Analyst
5 35 (9.49%) IT Support
6 31 (8.40%) Administrator
7 27 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 25 (6.78%) IT Support Engineer
9 24 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (6.50%) Technical Support
10 23 (6.23%) Desktop Support
11 21 (5.69%) Network Engineer
12 20 (5.42%) Service Analyst
13 17 (4.61%) Consultant
14 16 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
16 12 (3.25%) Support Analyst
16 12 (3.25%) IT Manager
16 12 (3.25%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.79%) .NET
2 12 (3.25%) Web Services
3 10 (2.71%) LAMP
4 9 (2.44%) XML
5 8 (2.17%) HTML
6 4 (1.08%) COM
7 3 (0.81%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.81%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.69%) Replication
3 19 (5.15%) Clustering
3 19 (5.15%) Life Science
4 16 (4.34%) Blackberry
5 15 (4.07%) FlexPod
6 13 (3.52%) Open Source
7 7 (1.90%) iPad
7 7 (1.90%) iPhone
8 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.36%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.81%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 282 (76.42%) Windows
2 139 (37.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (24.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (21.68%) Windows 7
5 78 (21.14%) Linux
6 75 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (12.74%) Windows 8
8 42 (11.38%) Windows XP
9 18 (4.88%) UNIX
10 15 (4.07%) Debian
11 11 (2.98%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.98%) CentOS
12 8 (2.17%) Android
13 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.81%) FreeNAS
14 3 (0.81%) Solaris
14 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.54%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.58%) ITIL
2 39 (10.57%) Migration
3 31 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (6.50%) Service Delivery
4 24 (6.50%) Change Management
5 21 (5.69%) Load Balancing
6 18 (4.88%) ERP
7 15 (4.07%) Information Security
8 14 (3.79%) Mobile Device Management
8 14 (3.79%) Mentoring
9 13 (3.52%) Software Deployment
10 11 (2.98%) Project Management
10 11 (2.98%) Service Management
10 11 (2.98%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (2.98%) Service Desk Management
11 10 (2.71%) Network Management
11 10 (2.71%) Asset Management
11 10 (2.71%) Line Management
12 9 (2.44%) Business Continuity
12 9 (2.44%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (17.34%) SQL
2 62 (16.80%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.15%) Perl
4 14 (3.79%) VBScript
5 13 (3.52%) C
6 12 (3.25%) PHP
7 10 (2.71%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.71%) VB
7 10 (2.71%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.63%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.08%) VBA
11 3 (0.81%) Prolog
12 2 (0.54%) Python
12 2 (0.54%) C#
13 1 (0.27%) Java
13 1 (0.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 126 (34.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (22.22%) MCSE
3 63 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (15.45%) CCNA
5 55 (14.91%) MCITP
6 42 (11.38%) MCP
7 38 (10.30%) MCSA
8 33 (8.94%) MCTS
9 30 (8.13%) Degree
10 25 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (5.42%) CCNP
12 15 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (2.98%) CCA
13 11 (2.98%) RHCE
13 11 (2.98%) MCDST
13 11 (2.98%) JNCIA
13 11 (2.98%) RHCA
13 11 (2.98%) CCENT
14 10 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (2.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.03%) SLA
2 9 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 260 (70.46%) Active Directory
2 117 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (21.14%) Hyper-V
4 35 (9.49%) XenDesktop
5 26 (7.05%) XenApp
5 26 (7.05%) vSphere
6 16 (4.34%) VMware ESX
7 14 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.44%) NFS
9 7 (1.90%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.90%) Xen
10 6 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.36%) XenServer
12 3 (0.81%) iptables
12 3 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.54%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.54%) Postfix
13 2 (0.54%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.54%) Varnish
13 2 (0.54%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 29 (7.86%) SCCM
2 24 (6.50%) WSUS
3 10 (2.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 9 (2.44%) Nagios
4 9 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.63%) SCOM
6 5 (1.36%) Puppet
7 4 (1.08%) WMI
8 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.54%) Cacti
9 2 (0.54%) Munin
9 2 (0.54%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.54%) yum
9 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.54%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.54%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (0.54%) cPanel
Vendors
1 197 (53.39%) Microsoft
2 185 (50.14%) VMware
3 122 (33.06%) Cisco
4 92 (24.93%) Citrix
5 48 (13.01%) HP
6 44 (11.92%) NetApp
7 26 (7.05%) Juniper
8 24 (6.50%) Dell
9 23 (6.23%) Symantec
10 19 (5.15%) Avaya
11 17 (4.61%) Red Hat
12 16 (4.34%) IBM
13 14 (3.79%) Oracle
14 13 (3.52%) CheckPoint
15 11 (2.98%) EMC
16 10 (2.71%) Fortinet
16 10 (2.71%) Apple
17 9 (2.44%) LANDesk
17 9 (2.44%) IronPort
18 8 (2.17%) SolarWinds
Rochdale, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Handforth, near Manchester
Frontline Consultancy
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ricoh
Salary: £40k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ricoh
Salary: £40k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £28500 - £32500 per annum + 35hr week.
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Circa £50k plus Healthcare and pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus company bonus and corporate ben
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + training, progression, 10% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 8 days ago