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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 128 156 154
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Permanent jobs citing DNS 142 91 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 1.34% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.55% 9.19% 10.31%
Number of salaries quoted 116 75 94
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £22,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
1048 990 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.19% 14.58% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 877 822 897
Average salary £36,250 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,100 £65,000
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +22 82 £34,000 +4.61% 16
Cheshire 0 40 £33,750 +29.80% 5
Merseyside +9 13 £25,000 -31.50% 1
Cumbria - 5 £42,500 -
Lancashire -4 1 £40,000 +42.85% 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (64.61%) Windows
2 157 (50.97%) DHCP
3 135 (43.83%) Active Directory
4 134 (43.51%) TCP/IP
5 133 (43.18%) Microsoft
6 105 (34.09%) VMware
7 103 (33.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 96 (31.17%) MS Exchange
9 92 (29.87%) Firewall
10 89 (28.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 86 (27.92%) Hyper-V
12 84 (27.27%) Linux
13 78 (25.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 72 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 71 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 57 (18.51%) SAN
16 57 (18.51%) ITIL
17 54 (17.53%) MS Excel
18 53 (17.21%) HP
19 52 (16.88%) VPN
19 52 (16.88%) Internet
19 52 (16.88%) SQL
20 51 (16.56%) SQL Server
20 51 (16.56%) Windows 7
21 49 (15.91%) IIS
21 49 (15.91%) .NET
22 48 (15.58%) Cisco
23 47 (15.26%) SMTP
24 43 (13.96%) MS Office
24 43 (13.96%) MCSE

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 96 (31.17%) MS Exchange
2 49 (15.91%) IIS
3 40 (12.99%) Apache
4 38 (12.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 37 (12.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (7.47%) Tomcat
7 20 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (5.52%) Lync
8 17 (5.52%) SharePoint
9 12 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (3.90%) nginx
10 6 (1.95%) GroupWise
11 5 (1.62%) Jetty
11 5 (1.62%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.30%) WordPress
12 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 54 (17.53%) MS Excel
2 43 (13.96%) MS Office
3 4 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (3.25%) Sage 1000
2 5 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.97%) Magento
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.47%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.19%) SaaS
4 11 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.92%) Office 365
6 6 (1.95%) Google Apps
7 5 (1.62%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.65%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 157 (50.97%) DHCP
2 134 (43.51%) TCP/IP
3 92 (29.87%) Firewall
4 57 (18.51%) SAN
5 52 (16.88%) VPN
5 52 (16.88%) Internet
6 47 (15.26%) SMTP
7 39 (12.66%) WAN
7 39 (12.66%) LAN
8 33 (10.71%) LDAP
9 29 (9.42%) NAS
10 27 (8.77%) MPLS
11 21 (6.82%) Kerberos
12 18 (5.84%) VLAN
13 17 (5.52%) SSL
13 17 (5.52%) IPsec
14 16 (5.19%) Network Security
15 15 (4.87%) Unified Communications
16 12 (3.90%) HTTP
17 11 (3.57%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.04%) MySQL
3 14 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (4.55%) JMeter
2 5 (1.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.97%) Sublime Text
3 3 (0.97%) Subversion
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 24 (7.79%) Finance
2 9 (2.92%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.95%) Marketing
4 5 (1.62%) German Language
4 5 (1.62%) Italian Language
4 5 (1.62%) Turkish Language
4 5 (1.62%) Multimedia
4 5 (1.62%) Local Government
5 4 (1.30%) Retail
6 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (15.26%) Support Engineer
2 31 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (8.77%) IT Support
4 26 (8.44%) Analyst
5 18 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (5.52%) Network Engineer
7 16 (5.19%) Technical Support
7 16 (5.19%) Messaging Engineer
8 15 (4.87%) Exchange Engineer
8 15 (4.87%) Support Analyst
8 15 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
9 14 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 12 (3.90%) IT Support Analyst
11 11 (3.57%) Team Leader
11 11 (3.57%) Developer
11 11 (3.57%) Junior
12 10 (3.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.91%) .NET
2 22 (7.14%) HTML
3 15 (4.87%) CSS
4 14 (4.55%) Web Services
5 9 (2.92%) jQuery
6 6 (1.95%) J2EE
7 5 (1.62%) Servlets
8 4 (1.30%) HTML5
8 4 (1.30%) Memcached
8 4 (1.30%) REST
9 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.97%) SOAP
9 3 (0.97%) XML
10 2 (0.65%) XHTML
10 2 (0.65%) Ajax
11 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
11 1 (0.32%) JSON
11 1 (0.32%) WCF
11 1 (0.32%) CodeIgniter
11 1 (0.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.69%) Clustering
2 31 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.82%) PKI
3 21 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 20 (6.49%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.52%) Replication
6 13 (4.22%) Thin Client
6 13 (4.22%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.60%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.62%) Blog
8 5 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.62%) VLE
9 4 (1.30%) iPhone
10 3 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.97%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.97%) Statistics
10 3 (0.97%) W3C
11 2 (0.65%) EPoS
11 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.65%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 199 (64.61%) Windows
2 103 (33.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (28.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 84 (27.27%) Linux
5 78 (25.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (16.56%) Windows 7
7 30 (9.74%) UNIX
7 30 (9.74%) Windows XP
8 26 (8.44%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.55%) Windows 2000
10 13 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.90%) CentOS
12 8 (2.60%) FreeBSD
13 7 (2.27%) Ubuntu
13 7 (2.27%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.95%) Debian
15 5 (1.62%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.30%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.30%) Android
17 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.51%) ITIL
2 36 (11.69%) Load Balancing
3 29 (9.42%) Migration
4 23 (7.47%) Change Management
4 23 (7.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (5.52%) Problem Management
6 16 (5.19%) CRM
7 14 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 14 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.55%) Load Testing
8 13 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (3.90%) Software Engineering
9 12 (3.90%) Incident Management
10 11 (3.57%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.25%) Server Monitoring
11 10 (3.25%) DevOps
11 10 (3.25%) Business Continuity
12 9 (2.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.88%) SQL
2 33 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 29 (9.42%) Perl
4 25 (8.12%) PHP
5 21 (6.82%) VB.NET
6 14 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.22%) Ruby
8 11 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.92%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.60%) Java
11 6 (1.95%) VB
12 5 (1.62%) C
12 5 (1.62%) C#
13 4 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.65%) VBScript
15 2 (0.65%) Python
16 1 (0.32%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 72 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (13.96%) MCSE
3 42 (13.64%) MCITP
4 31 (10.06%) MCSA
5 30 (9.74%) MCTS
6 22 (7.14%) Degree
7 21 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (6.17%) CCNA
9 17 (5.52%) MCP
10 15 (4.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (3.90%) CCA
11 12 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.95%) Security Cleared
13 4 (1.30%) VCP4
14 3 (0.97%) VCP5
14 3 (0.97%) CCEA
15 2 (0.65%) CCNP
15 2 (0.65%) PMP
15 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.19%) SLA
2 6 (1.95%) QA
3 5 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) BS7799
System Software
1 135 (43.83%) Active Directory
2 86 (27.92%) Hyper-V
3 71 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (7.79%) vSphere
5 19 (6.17%) NFS
6 16 (5.19%) VMware ESX
6 16 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (4.87%) XenApp
8 14 (4.55%) Squid
9 12 (3.90%) XenDesktop
10 9 (2.92%) Varnish
10 9 (2.92%) Xen
11 8 (2.60%) UAG
12 5 (1.62%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.62%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.30%) Postfix
13 4 (1.30%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.97%) XenServer
14 3 (0.97%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (6.82%) SCCM
2 19 (6.17%) SCVMM
3 18 (5.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (4.87%) SCOM
4 15 (4.87%) Puppet
4 15 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (4.55%) HP SIM
6 12 (3.90%) Nagios
7 9 (2.92%) NetBackup
7 9 (2.92%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.27%) WSUS
9 5 (1.62%) Ansible
10 4 (1.30%) Icinga
11 3 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.65%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.65%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 133 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 105 (34.09%) VMware
3 53 (17.21%) HP
4 48 (15.58%) Cisco
5 39 (12.66%) Citrix
6 30 (9.74%) Dell
7 25 (8.12%) Symantec
8 21 (6.82%) Red Hat
9 18 (5.84%) NetApp
10 17 (5.52%) IBM
11 14 (4.55%) Avaya
11 14 (4.55%) ProCurve
12 13 (4.22%) EMC
13 12 (3.90%) Oracle
13 12 (3.90%) Google
14 11 (3.57%) Sage
14 11 (3.57%) Juniper
15 10 (3.25%) CheckPoint
15 10 (3.25%) McAfee
16 8 (2.60%) Apple
Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £19000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £14000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago