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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 86 119 163
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +44
Permanent jobs citing DNS 203 153 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.02% 2.08% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.30% 14.19% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 168 122 67
Average salary £33,000 £34,000 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -3.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
1000 1078 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.87% 14.69% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 797 896 858
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 £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 August 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 August 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 +26 115 £30,000 -11.76% 20
Cheshire +33 79 £37,500 +15.38% 9
Merseyside -4 5 £38,750 +55.00% 2
Lancashire +5 2 £32,500 +18.18%
Cumbria -9 2 £23,500 -44.70%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 277 (70.30%) Windows
2 261 (66.24%) DHCP
3 231 (58.63%) Active Directory
4 201 (51.02%) Microsoft
5 165 (41.88%) VMware
6 160 (40.61%) TCP/IP
7 145 (36.80%) MS Exchange
7 145 (36.80%) Firewall
8 138 (35.03%) Cisco
9 131 (33.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 113 (28.68%) VPN
11 110 (27.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 109 (27.66%) LAN
13 106 (26.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 97 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 90 (22.84%) Citrix
16 89 (22.59%) SAN
17 82 (20.81%) Exchange Server 2010
18 80 (20.30%) SQL
19 79 (20.05%) WAN
20 78 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
21 74 (18.78%) ITIL
22 72 (18.27%) MCSE
23 71 (18.02%) Linux
23 71 (18.02%) Windows Server 2003
24 69 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2013
25 68 (17.26%) MS Excel
25 68 (17.26%) Windows 7
26 67 (17.01%) Hyper-V
26 67 (17.01%) VLAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 145 (36.80%) MS Exchange
2 82 (20.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (14.47%) IIS
5 53 (13.45%) SharePoint
6 33 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (7.61%) Lync
8 25 (6.35%) Apache
9 23 (5.84%) nginx
10 17 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (2.28%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
14 5 (1.27%) Tomcat
14 5 (1.27%) IBM Notes
15 4 (1.02%) Jetty
16 3 (0.76%) WordPress
16 3 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 68 (17.26%) MS Excel
2 53 (13.45%) MS Office
3 8 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.76%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Magento
2 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.76%) Primavera
4 1 (0.25%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.25%) Line 500
4 1 (0.25%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.35%) Office 365
3 14 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (3.55%) Amazon S3
4 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.78%) Route 53
4 7 (1.78%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.02%) SaaS
7 3 (0.76%) PaaS
8 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) IaaS
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 261 (66.24%) DHCP
2 160 (40.61%) TCP/IP
3 145 (36.80%) Firewall
4 113 (28.68%) VPN
5 109 (27.66%) LAN
6 89 (22.59%) SAN
7 79 (20.05%) WAN
8 67 (17.01%) VLAN
9 60 (15.23%) VoIP
9 60 (15.23%) SSL
10 55 (13.96%) Wireless
11 52 (13.20%) Network Security
12 45 (11.42%) HTTP
13 37 (9.39%) Internet
14 36 (9.14%) iSCSI
15 34 (8.63%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (8.12%) NAS
16 32 (8.12%) MPLS
17 30 (7.61%) SMTP
18 29 (7.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.09%) MySQL
4 18 (4.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.27%) Big Data
11 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 7 (1.78%) Maven
1 7 (1.78%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.52%) Hudson
2 6 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.76%) JUnit
3 3 (0.76%) Cucumber
General
1 48 (12.18%) Finance
2 20 (5.08%) Retail
3 17 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.28%) Law
7 7 (1.78%) Advertising
8 6 (1.52%) Legal
9 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.51%) Games
10 2 (0.51%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (19.04%) Support Engineer
2 58 (14.72%) Network Engineer
3 48 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (9.90%) IT Support
5 34 (8.63%) Analyst
6 31 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (7.61%) Administrator
8 23 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (5.33%) Support Analyst
10 20 (5.08%) Consultant
11 19 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
11 19 (4.82%) Security Engineer
12 17 (4.31%) IT Manager
12 17 (4.31%) Network Security Engineer
13 16 (4.06%) Technical Support
13 16 (4.06%) Desktop Support
13 16 (4.06%) Senior Network Engineer
13 16 (4.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 16 (4.06%) Senior Security Engineer
13 16 (4.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.82%) Web Services
2 15 (3.81%) LAMP
3 14 (3.55%) 802.1X
4 11 (2.79%) HTML
5 10 (2.54%) XML
6 4 (1.02%) .NET
6 4 (1.02%) COM
7 3 (0.76%) Middleware
7 3 (0.76%) Servlets
7 3 (0.76%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.51%) CSS
9 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.25%) RSS
9 1 (0.25%) Memcached
9 1 (0.25%) Alternative PHP Cache
9 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.12%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (4.31%) Clustering
5 13 (3.30%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.79%) Life Science
6 11 (2.79%) iPhone
7 10 (2.54%) Replication
8 8 (2.03%) iPad
9 7 (1.78%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.27%) FlexPod
12 4 (1.02%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.02%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.76%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 277 (70.30%) Windows
2 131 (33.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (26.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (18.02%) Linux
4 71 (18.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (17.26%) Windows 7
6 42 (10.66%) Windows 8
7 31 (7.87%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.31%) CentOS
9 16 (4.06%) UNIX
10 15 (3.81%) Debian
11 11 (2.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (2.03%) Android
13 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.02%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.76%) Solaris
14 3 (0.76%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.51%) AIX
16 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.78%) ITIL
2 41 (10.41%) Load Balancing
3 25 (6.35%) E-Commerce
3 25 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (6.35%) Migration
4 23 (5.84%) Project Management
5 22 (5.58%) Kalman Filter
5 22 (5.58%) Mentoring
6 21 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 21 (5.33%) Service Delivery
7 19 (4.82%) Service Management
7 19 (4.82%) Line Management
8 18 (4.57%) Change Management
8 18 (4.57%) Capacity Planning
9 17 (4.31%) Open Source
9 17 (4.31%) Risk Management
10 16 (4.06%) Security Patching
11 15 (3.81%) Network Management
11 15 (3.81%) Customer Engagement
12 14 (3.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 80 (20.30%) SQL
2 39 (9.90%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.31%) PHP
4 8 (2.03%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.03%) VBScript
5 7 (1.78%) VB
5 7 (1.78%) Perl
6 6 (1.52%) Java
6 6 (1.52%) Ruby
7 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.02%) Python
8 3 (0.76%) Prolog
8 3 (0.76%) VBA
8 3 (0.76%) C#
9 1 (0.25%) C
9 1 (0.25%) VC++
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 110 (27.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (19.80%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (18.27%) MCSE
4 58 (14.72%) MCITP
5 55 (13.96%) Degree
6 54 (13.71%) CCNA
7 49 (12.44%) CCNP
8 38 (9.64%) MCP
9 33 (8.38%) MCTS
10 29 (7.36%) MCSA
11 22 (5.58%) CCIE
12 17 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (3.81%) MCDST
13 15 (3.81%) CCENT
14 12 (3.05%) RHCA
14 12 (3.05%) RHCE
15 9 (2.28%) JNCIA
16 7 (1.78%) Security Cleared
17 6 (1.52%) MCPD
17 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.39%) SLA
2 8 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.03%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 231 (58.63%) Active Directory
2 97 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (17.01%) Hyper-V
4 29 (7.36%) vSphere
5 26 (6.60%) XenApp
6 25 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (5.84%) XenDesktop
8 20 (5.08%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.28%) VMware Server
9 9 (2.28%) XenServer
10 5 (1.27%) Terminal Server
11 4 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.02%) vCloud
12 2 (0.51%) Firmware
12 2 (0.51%) Xen
13 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.25%) Varnish
13 1 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 31 (7.87%) SCCM
2 21 (5.33%) WSUS
3 12 (3.05%) Puppet
4 10 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (2.54%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.03%) SCOM
6 7 (1.78%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.27%) cPanel
8 3 (0.76%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.76%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.51%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.51%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.51%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.25%) Ansible
10 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 201 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 165 (41.88%) VMware
3 138 (35.03%) Cisco
4 90 (22.84%) Citrix
5 37 (9.39%) HP
6 24 (6.09%) Red Hat
7 21 (5.33%) NetApp
7 21 (5.33%) Dell
7 21 (5.33%) Juniper
8 19 (4.82%) IBM
9 16 (4.06%) Symantec
10 14 (3.55%) Oracle
11 13 (3.30%) Apple
11 13 (3.30%) Veeam
12 12 (3.05%) EMC
13 11 (2.79%) McAfee
14 8 (2.03%) SAP
15 7 (1.78%) Intel
15 7 (1.78%) Avaya
15 7 (1.78%) RightScale
North West
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bens+bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham
Recruitx
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £7 - £8 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JB Leitch Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
RM Education
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago