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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 110 165 159
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -6
Permanent jobs citing DNS 164 76 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.20% 1.08% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.90% 7.31% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 132 66 76
Average salary £33,926 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.06% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £26,000 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,200 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,375 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +3.92%
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
1101 1039 1052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.78% 14.79% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 920 884 899
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +43 96 £34,000 -1.44% 11
Cheshire +14 45 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Merseyside +13 17 £25,000 -36.70% 4
Cumbria - 4 £42,500 - 1
Lancashire -5 1 £27,500 -25.67% 4
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 199 (63.99%) Windows
2 164 (52.73%) DHCP
3 140 (45.02%) Microsoft
4 139 (44.69%) TCP/IP
5 133 (42.77%) Active Directory
6 110 (35.37%) VMware
7 100 (32.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (29.26%) Firewall
9 90 (28.94%) MS Exchange
10 89 (28.62%) Hyper-V
11 85 (27.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 79 (25.40%) Linux
13 73 (23.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 72 (23.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 67 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 64 (20.58%) ITIL
17 61 (19.61%) SQL
18 54 (17.36%) SQL Server
19 53 (17.04%) MS Excel
19 53 (17.04%) HP
20 52 (16.72%) SAN
21 50 (16.08%) Windows 7
22 49 (15.76%) Internet
23 47 (15.11%) .NET
23 47 (15.11%) MCSE
24 45 (14.47%) MS Office
25 44 (14.15%) SMTP
26 43 (13.83%) IIS
26 43 (13.83%) VPN
26 43 (13.83%) Cisco

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 90 (28.94%) MS Exchange
2 43 (13.83%) IIS
3 40 (12.86%) Apache
4 35 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (8.36%) Tomcat
7 20 (6.43%) Lync
8 19 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (5.79%) SharePoint
10 15 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (2.57%) nginx
12 5 (1.61%) WordPress
13 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.29%) GroupWise
13 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.96%) Jetty
15 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 53 (17.04%) MS Excel
2 45 (14.47%) MS Office
3 5 (1.61%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (3.86%) Sage 1000
2 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.96%) Magento
4 2 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.82%) SaaS
4 10 (3.22%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.89%) Office 365
6 4 (1.29%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.96%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.64%) Route 53
9 1 (0.32%) IaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) ElastiCache
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.32%) PaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 164 (52.73%) DHCP
2 139 (44.69%) TCP/IP
3 91 (29.26%) Firewall
4 52 (16.72%) SAN
5 49 (15.76%) Internet
6 44 (14.15%) SMTP
7 43 (13.83%) VPN
8 37 (11.90%) LAN
9 36 (11.58%) WAN
10 34 (10.93%) LDAP
11 27 (8.68%) MPLS
12 26 (8.36%) Kerberos
13 24 (7.72%) NAS
14 20 (6.43%) IPsec
14 20 (6.43%) SSL
15 17 (5.47%) Unified Communications
16 13 (4.18%) VLAN
17 11 (3.54%) iSCSI
17 11 (3.54%) ADSL
18 10 (3.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.58%) MySQL
3 13 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.32%) Big Data
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (4.50%) JMeter
2 3 (0.96%) Subversion
2 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.96%) Sublime Text
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 25 (8.04%) Finance
2 7 (2.25%) Marketing
3 6 (1.93%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.93%) Retail
4 5 (1.61%) Multimedia
4 5 (1.61%) Local Government
5 3 (0.96%) German Language
5 3 (0.96%) Italian Language
5 3 (0.96%) Turkish Language
6 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 51 (16.40%) Support Engineer
2 29 (9.32%) Analyst
2 29 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (8.04%) IT Support
4 19 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (6.11%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (6.11%) Support Analyst
5 17 (5.47%) Technical Support
6 16 (5.14%) Messaging Engineer
7 15 (4.82%) Exchange Engineer
7 15 (4.82%) Administrator
8 14 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (4.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 13 (4.18%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (3.86%) IT Support Analyst
10 12 (3.86%) Junior
11 11 (3.54%) Developer
12 10 (3.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.11%) .NET
2 24 (7.72%) HTML
3 17 (5.47%) Web Services
3 17 (5.47%) CSS
4 9 (2.89%) jQuery
5 5 (1.61%) J2EE
6 4 (1.29%) HTML5
6 4 (1.29%) Memcached
6 4 (1.29%) REST
7 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.96%) XML
7 3 (0.96%) Servlets
7 3 (0.96%) SOAP
8 2 (0.64%) Ajax
8 2 (0.64%) XHTML
8 2 (0.64%) WSH
9 1 (0.32%) Middleware
9 1 (0.32%) LAMP
9 1 (0.32%) WinForms
9 1 (0.32%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.93%) Clustering
2 25 (8.04%) PKI
3 21 (6.75%) Blackberry
4 20 (6.43%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.82%) Replication
6 14 (4.50%) Thin Client
6 14 (4.50%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.89%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.61%) iPhone
9 5 (1.61%) VLE
10 3 (0.96%) Statistics
10 3 (0.96%) W3C
10 3 (0.96%) Blog
10 3 (0.96%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.64%) iPad
11 2 (0.64%) EPoS
11 2 (0.64%) SecurID
11 2 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 199 (63.99%) Windows
2 100 (32.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (27.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (25.40%) Linux
5 72 (23.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (16.08%) Windows 7
7 28 (9.00%) Windows 8
7 28 (9.00%) UNIX
7 28 (9.00%) Windows XP
8 15 (4.82%) CentOS
8 15 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (3.86%) Windows 2000
10 9 (2.89%) FreeBSD
11 7 (2.25%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.61%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.29%) Debian
13 4 (1.29%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.96%) Android
15 2 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.58%) ITIL
2 35 (11.25%) Load Balancing
3 24 (7.72%) Change Management
3 24 (7.72%) Migration
4 20 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (6.11%) Problem Management
6 18 (5.79%) CRM
7 16 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (4.82%) Service Delivery
9 14 (4.50%) Load Testing
10 13 (4.18%) Incident Management
10 13 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.86%) Software Engineering
11 12 (3.86%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.54%) Server Monitoring
13 10 (3.22%) Business Continuity
14 9 (2.89%) Project Management
14 9 (2.89%) Multithreading
14 9 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.61%) SQL
2 37 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 26 (8.36%) Perl
4 25 (8.04%) PHP
5 23 (7.40%) VB.NET
6 15 (4.82%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.50%) Ruby
8 12 (3.86%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.57%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.25%) VB
10 7 (2.25%) Java
11 5 (1.61%) C
11 5 (1.61%) C#
12 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.96%) VBScript
13 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.64%) Python
15 1 (0.32%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 73 (23.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (15.11%) MCSE
3 41 (13.18%) MCITP
4 29 (9.32%) MCSA
5 27 (8.68%) Degree
6 26 (8.36%) MCTS
7 20 (6.43%) MCP
8 19 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (5.47%) CCNA
10 15 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (3.86%) CCA
11 12 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (2.57%) Security Cleared
13 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.29%) VCP4
15 3 (0.96%) VCP5
15 3 (0.96%) CCEA
16 2 (0.64%) CCNP
16 2 (0.64%) MCDST
16 2 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.11%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) BS7799
System Software
1 133 (42.77%) Active Directory
2 89 (28.62%) Hyper-V
3 67 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (7.40%) NFS
5 22 (7.07%) vSphere
6 16 (5.14%) XenApp
7 15 (4.82%) VMware ESX
7 15 (4.82%) Squid
8 13 (4.18%) XenDesktop
8 13 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.89%) Varnish
10 8 (2.57%) UAG
11 7 (2.25%) Xen
12 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.61%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.29%) XenServer
13 4 (1.29%) Postfix
13 4 (1.29%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.96%) Samba
Systems Management
1 25 (8.04%) SCCM
2 22 (7.07%) SCVMM
3 19 (6.11%) SCOM
4 17 (5.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 16 (5.14%) Backup Exec
5 16 (5.14%) HP SIM
6 13 (4.18%) Puppet
6 13 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.54%) Nagios
8 9 (2.89%) NetBackup
9 7 (2.25%) WSUS
10 4 (1.29%) Icinga
11 3 (0.96%) Ansible
12 2 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.64%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.64%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.64%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 140 (45.02%) Microsoft
2 110 (35.37%) VMware
3 53 (17.04%) HP
4 43 (13.83%) Cisco
5 41 (13.18%) Citrix
6 30 (9.65%) Dell
7 26 (8.36%) Symantec
8 22 (7.07%) Red Hat
9 17 (5.47%) IBM
10 16 (5.14%) Avaya
11 14 (4.50%) NetApp
11 14 (4.50%) Oracle
12 13 (4.18%) Sage
13 11 (3.54%) EMC
13 11 (3.54%) ProCurve
14 10 (3.22%) McAfee
15 9 (2.89%) Juniper
16 8 (2.57%) Apple
16 8 (2.57%) Google
17 7 (2.25%) CheckPoint
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