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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 86 111 164
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +53
Permanent jobs citing DNS 203 158 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.09% 2.22% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.48% 15.31% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 168 134 67
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% +1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £48,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
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
945 1032 1073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.39% 14.50% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 762 871 903
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +20 117 £32,500 -10.34% 24
Cheshire +26 65 £32,500 -3.49% 12
Lancashire -2 11 £32,500 -12.45%
Merseyside -4 9 £45,000 +34.32% 4
Cumbria - 1 £27,000 - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 280 (74.87%) Windows
2 248 (66.31%) DHCP
3 230 (61.50%) Active Directory
4 214 (57.22%) Microsoft
5 163 (43.58%) VMware
6 148 (39.57%) TCP/IP
7 146 (39.04%) MS Exchange
8 134 (35.83%) Firewall
9 132 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 124 (33.16%) Cisco
11 123 (32.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 111 (29.68%) VPN
13 104 (27.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 103 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 93 (24.87%) LAN
16 92 (24.60%) SAN
17 84 (22.46%) Exchange Server 2010
18 81 (21.66%) WAN
18 81 (21.66%) Linux
19 80 (21.39%) ITIL
20 79 (21.12%) MCSE
21 74 (19.79%) Windows 7
22 73 (19.52%) MS Excel
23 72 (19.25%) SQL
23 72 (19.25%) Citrix
24 70 (18.72%) VoIP
24 70 (18.72%) Exchange Server 2013
25 69 (18.45%) Cisco Certification
25 69 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
26 68 (18.18%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 146 (39.04%) MS Exchange
2 84 (22.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (18.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (13.37%) IIS
5 47 (12.57%) SharePoint
6 41 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (6.95%) Lync
8 25 (6.68%) Apache
9 24 (6.42%) nginx
10 23 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (1.60%) Tomcat
15 4 (1.07%) Jetty
15 4 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.80%) WordPress
16 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 73 (19.52%) MS Excel
2 67 (17.91%) MS Office
3 8 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (2.14%) Magento
2 7 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.80%) Primavera
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.75%) Office 365
2 28 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.60%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.34%) Route 53
6 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.80%) SaaS
6 3 (0.80%) PaaS
7 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 248 (66.31%) DHCP
2 148 (39.57%) TCP/IP
3 134 (35.83%) Firewall
4 111 (29.68%) VPN
5 93 (24.87%) LAN
6 92 (24.60%) SAN
7 81 (21.66%) WAN
8 70 (18.72%) VoIP
9 52 (13.90%) VLAN
10 49 (13.10%) Wireless
11 41 (10.96%) Network Security
12 40 (10.70%) SSL
13 34 (9.09%) Internet
14 31 (8.29%) NAS
15 29 (7.75%) FTP
16 28 (7.49%) HTTP
16 28 (7.49%) Ethernet
17 26 (6.95%) MPLS
18 24 (6.42%) SMTP
19 22 (5.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (6.95%) MySQL
4 20 (5.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.34%) Big Data
9 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.34%) Hudson
2 5 (1.34%) Maven
2 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.80%) JUnit
3 3 (0.80%) MSI
4 1 (0.27%) JMeter
General
1 44 (11.76%) Finance
2 21 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.08%) Retail
4 17 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.48%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.87%) Legal
7 5 (1.34%) Law
7 5 (1.34%) Advertising
8 2 (0.53%) Games
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (19.79%) Support Engineer
2 55 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 37 (9.89%) Network Engineer
4 32 (8.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 32 (8.56%) Administrator
5 28 (7.49%) Analyst
5 28 (7.49%) IT Support
6 23 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (5.88%) Consultant
8 19 (5.08%) Technical Support
9 18 (4.81%) Desktop Support
10 17 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
11 16 (4.28%) IT Manager
12 15 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (4.01%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 15 (4.01%) Linux Administrator
12 15 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.01%) Web Services
1 15 (4.01%) LAMP
2 11 (2.94%) HTML
2 11 (2.94%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.67%) XML
4 5 (1.34%) .NET
5 4 (1.07%) COM
6 3 (0.80%) WebCenter
6 3 (0.80%) Servlets
7 2 (0.53%) Middleware
7 2 (0.53%) CSS
7 2 (0.53%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.27%) Memcached
8 1 (0.27%) RSS
8 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.27%) Alternative PHP Cache
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 39 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.28%) Replication
4 14 (3.74%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.48%) Life Science
6 12 (3.21%) Clustering
7 10 (2.67%) iPhone
8 8 (2.14%) FlexPod
8 8 (2.14%) iPad
9 6 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.60%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.34%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.80%) Statistics
12 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.53%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 280 (74.87%) Windows
2 132 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (21.66%) Linux
5 74 (19.79%) Windows 7
6 69 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (11.76%) Windows 8
8 36 (9.63%) Windows XP
9 20 (5.35%) UNIX
10 18 (4.81%) CentOS
11 17 (4.55%) Debian
12 8 (2.14%) Windows Vista
12 8 (2.14%) Android
13 6 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.07%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.80%) Solaris
16 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.53%) FreeNAS
16 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (21.39%) ITIL
2 35 (9.36%) Migration
3 25 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (5.88%) Change Management
4 22 (5.88%) Project Management
4 22 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 20 (5.35%) Service Delivery
5 20 (5.35%) Load Balancing
6 19 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (4.81%) Risk Management
8 17 (4.55%) Open Source
9 16 (4.28%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (4.01%) Customer Engagement
10 15 (4.01%) Network Management
10 15 (4.01%) Service Management
11 14 (3.74%) Information Security
12 13 (3.48%) Mobile Device Management
12 13 (3.48%) Patch Management
13 12 (3.21%) Line Management
13 12 (3.21%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.25%) SQL
2 50 (13.37%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.55%) PHP
4 15 (4.01%) VBScript
5 12 (3.21%) VB
6 8 (2.14%) Perl
6 8 (2.14%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.34%) Ruby
7 5 (1.34%) Java
8 4 (1.07%) Python
8 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.07%) VBA
9 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.80%) C#
9 3 (0.80%) Prolog
10 2 (0.53%) C
11 1 (0.27%) VC++
11 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 123 (32.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (21.12%) MCSE
3 69 (18.45%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (16.31%) MCITP
5 60 (16.04%) CCNA
6 46 (12.30%) MCP
6 46 (12.30%) Degree
7 37 (9.89%) MCTS
8 32 (8.56%) CCNP
9 31 (8.29%) MCSA
10 21 (5.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (3.74%) MCDST
11 14 (3.74%) CCENT
12 12 (3.21%) RHCE
12 12 (3.21%) RHCA
13 11 (2.94%) JNCIA
14 8 (2.14%) CCIE
14 8 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (2.14%) Security Cleared
15 7 (1.87%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.96%) SLA
2 9 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.34%) QA
4 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 230 (61.50%) Active Directory
2 104 (27.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 30 (8.02%) vSphere
6 27 (7.22%) XenApp
6 27 (7.22%) VMware ESX
7 25 (6.68%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (3.21%) XenServer
9 5 (1.34%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.34%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.34%) vCloud
10 4 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.80%) Xen
12 2 (0.53%) KVM
12 2 (0.53%) iptables
12 2 (0.53%) Ceph
12 2 (0.53%) Firmware
12 2 (0.53%) NFS
12 2 (0.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (9.09%) SCCM
2 24 (6.42%) WSUS
3 12 (3.21%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.67%) Puppet
5 7 (1.87%) SCOM
6 5 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.34%) cPanel
6 5 (1.34%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.07%) Nagios
8 3 (0.80%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.80%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.53%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.53%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.53%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (0.53%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 214 (57.22%) Microsoft
2 163 (43.58%) VMware
3 124 (33.16%) Cisco
4 72 (19.25%) Citrix
5 43 (11.50%) HP
6 29 (7.75%) NetApp
7 25 (6.68%) Dell
8 24 (6.42%) Juniper
9 22 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 19 (5.08%) IBM
11 18 (4.81%) Symantec
12 15 (4.01%) Oracle
12 15 (4.01%) Apple
13 12 (3.21%) EMC
14 10 (2.67%) Avaya
15 8 (2.14%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.87%) Veeam
16 7 (1.87%) SAP
16 7 (1.87%) Intel
16 7 (1.87%) McAfee
Bury, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum plus on call, overtime and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus bonus, + oncall + excellent ben
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JB Leitch Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Keswick, Cumbria
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Keswick, Cumbria
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
ThreePeople
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + dep on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £61000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago