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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 92 120 140
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +20
Permanent jobs citing DNS 182 127 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.65% 1.92% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.55% 13.71% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 163 119 111
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,300 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.33%
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
1100 926 1219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.00% 14.02% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 918 808 1004
Average salary £37,500 £41,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% +20.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +23 95 £32,000 -8.57% 13
Cheshire +6 46 £37,500 -15.73% 6
Lancashire +3 20 £27,500 +25.00% 1
Cumbria - 9 £35,000 -
Merseyside +14 8 £29,500 -6.34% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 260 (75.58%) Windows
2 221 (64.24%) Active Directory
3 220 (63.95%) DHCP
4 170 (49.42%) VMware
5 159 (46.22%) MS Exchange
6 154 (44.77%) Microsoft
7 135 (39.24%) TCP/IP
7 135 (39.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 108 (31.40%) Firewall
9 95 (27.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 94 (27.33%) Hyper-V
11 91 (26.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 90 (26.16%) Cisco
12 90 (26.16%) LAN
13 85 (24.71%) WAN
13 85 (24.71%) MS Excel
13 85 (24.71%) SAN
14 83 (24.13%) Citrix
15 79 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
16 73 (21.22%) Linux
17 69 (20.06%) SQL Server
17 69 (20.06%) Windows 7
18 67 (19.48%) PowerShell
19 66 (19.19%) ITIL
20 64 (18.60%) HP
21 63 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
22 62 (18.02%) VPN
22 62 (18.02%) MCSE
23 59 (17.15%) Exchange Server 2007

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 159 (46.22%) MS Exchange
2 63 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (17.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 55 (15.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (15.41%) IIS
6 46 (13.37%) SharePoint
7 22 (6.40%) Apache
8 16 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (4.07%) Lync
10 12 (3.49%) nginx
11 8 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (2.03%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.74%) GroupWise
14 5 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.45%) WebSphere
14 5 (1.45%) Jetty
15 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
16 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 85 (24.71%) MS Excel
2 52 (15.12%) MS Office
3 5 (1.45%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.29%) Sage 1000
1 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.14%) Office 365
2 19 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.07%) SaaS
4 9 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.74%) Google Apps
6 5 (1.45%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 220 (63.95%) DHCP
2 135 (39.24%) TCP/IP
3 108 (31.40%) Firewall
4 90 (26.16%) LAN
5 85 (24.71%) WAN
5 85 (24.71%) SAN
6 62 (18.02%) VPN
7 55 (15.99%) SMTP
8 52 (15.12%) NAS
9 41 (11.92%) Internet
10 38 (11.05%) VLAN
11 31 (9.01%) Network Security
12 29 (8.43%) iSCSI
13 28 (8.14%) VoIP
14 22 (6.40%) FTP
15 21 (6.10%) MPLS
16 20 (5.81%) Wireless
17 18 (5.23%) HTTP
18 16 (4.65%) Ethernet
19 12 (3.49%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (4.07%) MySQL
5 11 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.16%) JMeter
4 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 41 (11.92%) Finance
2 19 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.03%) Billing
4 5 (1.45%) Turkish Language
4 5 (1.45%) German Language
4 5 (1.45%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.16%) Advertising
6 3 (0.87%) Retail
6 3 (0.87%) Law
6 3 (0.87%) Legal
6 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.58%) French Language
7 2 (0.58%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.58%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (20.93%) Support Engineer
2 42 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (11.92%) 3rd Line Support
4 39 (11.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 39 (11.34%) Analyst
5 27 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 25 (7.27%) IT Support
7 22 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 18 (5.23%) Network Engineer
9 17 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
10 15 (4.36%) Service Analyst
11 12 (3.49%) Administrator
11 12 (3.49%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.49%) Consultant
11 12 (3.49%) Desktop Support
11 12 (3.49%) Citrix Engineer
12 11 (3.20%) Team Leader
13 10 (2.91%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (2.91%) .NET Developer
13 10 (2.91%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.53%) .NET
2 11 (3.20%) Web Services
3 6 (1.74%) Flash
4 5 (1.45%) J2EE
4 5 (1.45%) HTML
4 5 (1.45%) Servlets
5 3 (0.87%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.87%) CSS
6 2 (0.58%) XML
7 1 (0.29%) XHTML
7 1 (0.29%) DHTML
7 1 (0.29%) Ajax
7 1 (0.29%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.17%) Clustering
2 24 (6.98%) Replication
3 17 (4.94%) Life Science
4 16 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.49%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.49%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 11 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.33%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.45%) Blog
9 3 (0.87%) iPhone
9 3 (0.87%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.58%) Open Source
10 2 (0.58%) SecurID
10 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.58%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.29%) VLE
11 1 (0.29%) BBC
11 1 (0.29%) PDA
11 1 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 260 (75.58%) Windows
2 135 (39.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (27.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (21.22%) Linux
6 69 (20.06%) Windows 7
7 52 (15.12%) Windows XP
8 31 (9.01%) Windows 8
9 26 (7.56%) UNIX
10 12 (3.49%) Windows Vista
11 8 (2.33%) Debian
12 7 (2.03%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.74%) Solaris
13 6 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.45%) Android
15 4 (1.16%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.16%) CentOS
16 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.19%) ITIL
2 53 (15.41%) Migration
3 33 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (9.01%) Load Balancing
5 23 (6.69%) Service Delivery
6 14 (4.07%) Change Management
7 13 (3.78%) Information Security
8 12 (3.49%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (3.20%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (3.20%) Software Deployment
9 11 (3.20%) Service Desk Management
9 11 (3.20%) Resource Management
9 11 (3.20%) Performance Management
9 11 (3.20%) ERP
10 9 (2.62%) Business Continuity
11 8 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (2.33%) Project Planning
11 8 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (2.03%) Problem Management
12 7 (2.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.48%) PowerShell
2 46 (13.37%) SQL
3 38 (11.05%) Perl
4 27 (7.85%) VB.NET
5 16 (4.65%) C
6 15 (4.36%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.33%) PHP
8 7 (2.03%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.03%) Python
9 6 (1.74%) Java
10 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.29%) VBScript
12 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (26.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (18.02%) MCSE
3 40 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (11.34%) MCSA
4 39 (11.34%) MCITP
5 35 (10.17%) CCNA
6 24 (6.98%) MCP
6 24 (6.98%) MCTS
7 23 (6.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (6.10%) Citrix Certification
9 18 (5.23%) CCA
10 14 (4.07%) Degree
11 9 (2.62%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.62%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.74%) CCEA
12 6 (1.74%) RHCE
12 6 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.45%) RHCA
14 4 (1.16%) NCDA
14 4 (1.16%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.52%) SLA
2 7 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.45%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 221 (64.24%) Active Directory
2 108 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (27.33%) Hyper-V
4 44 (12.79%) vSphere
5 22 (6.40%) XenApp
6 21 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (5.81%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.20%) Terminal Services
8 11 (3.20%) Xen
8 11 (3.20%) NFS
9 7 (2.03%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.87%) Firmware
11 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.58%) vCloud
12 1 (0.29%) Corosync
12 1 (0.29%) KVM
12 1 (0.29%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 32 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 28 (8.14%) WSUS
3 24 (6.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 21 (6.10%) SCCM
5 19 (5.52%) Backup Exec
6 12 (3.49%) WMI
7 9 (2.62%) Nagios
8 7 (2.03%) SCOM
9 6 (1.74%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.74%) Puppet
9 6 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.45%) Ansible
10 5 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.16%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.58%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.58%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.58%) Cacti
12 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.29%) logstash
Vendors
1 170 (49.42%) VMware
2 154 (44.77%) Microsoft
3 90 (26.16%) Cisco
4 83 (24.13%) Citrix
5 64 (18.60%) HP
6 51 (14.83%) Symantec
7 45 (13.08%) NetApp
8 25 (7.27%) IronPort
9 22 (6.40%) Dell
9 22 (6.40%) EMC
10 21 (6.10%) CheckPoint
11 20 (5.81%) Avaya
12 15 (4.36%) Juniper
13 13 (3.78%) Sophos
13 13 (3.78%) WatchGuard
14 12 (3.49%) Google
15 11 (3.20%) Wyse
15 11 (3.20%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.20%) ProCurve
15 11 (3.20%) SolarWinds
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