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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 96 127 144
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +17
Permanent jobs citing DNS 177 140 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.77% 1.99% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.87% 12.96% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 143 109 94
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% +16.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,300 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
1115 1080 1319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.42% 15.38% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 840 829 1051
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +30 102 £32,500 -0.76% 20
Cheshire +5 48 £34,000 +7.93% 12
Lancashire +10 14 £42,500 +14.48%
Merseyside +8 14 £29,500 -13.23% 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (77.35%) Windows
2 259 (71.55%) DHCP
3 251 (69.34%) Active Directory
4 197 (54.42%) Microsoft
5 189 (52.21%) VMware
6 161 (44.48%) MS Exchange
7 140 (38.67%) TCP/IP
8 127 (35.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 119 (32.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 118 (32.60%) VMware Infrastructure
11 115 (31.77%) Firewall
12 114 (31.49%) Cisco
13 112 (30.94%) LAN
14 101 (27.90%) VPN
15 99 (27.35%) WAN
16 92 (25.41%) Citrix
17 86 (23.76%) Exchange Server 2010
18 85 (23.48%) MCSE
19 83 (22.93%) SAN
20 82 (22.65%) Windows 7
21 80 (22.10%) Hyper-V
21 80 (22.10%) MS Excel
22 79 (21.82%) SQL Server
23 77 (21.27%) ITIL
24 75 (20.72%) Linux
24 75 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
25 72 (19.89%) PowerShell
25 72 (19.89%) MS Office
26 70 (19.34%) Windows Server 2003
27 64 (17.68%) SharePoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 161 (44.48%) MS Exchange
2 86 (23.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (17.68%) SharePoint
4 61 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (13.26%) IIS
7 26 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (3.87%) Apache
10 13 (3.59%) Lync
11 10 (2.76%) nginx
12 9 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (1.10%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.55%) OpenEdge
17 2 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
17 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
18 1 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 80 (22.10%) MS Excel
2 72 (19.89%) MS Office
3 5 (1.38%) PowerPivot
3 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.77%) Office 365
2 14 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.93%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 259 (71.55%) DHCP
2 140 (38.67%) TCP/IP
3 115 (31.77%) Firewall
4 112 (30.94%) LAN
5 101 (27.90%) VPN
6 99 (27.35%) WAN
7 83 (22.93%) SAN
8 58 (16.02%) VLAN
9 57 (15.75%) VoIP
10 35 (9.67%) NAS
11 34 (9.39%) Network Security
12 30 (8.29%) Internet
13 29 (8.01%) Wireless
14 28 (7.73%) FTP
15 26 (7.18%) iSCSI
15 26 (7.18%) SMTP
16 25 (6.91%) SSL
16 25 (6.91%) Ethernet
17 19 (5.25%) MPLS
18 16 (4.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (6.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (4.42%) MySQL
5 12 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.55%) Big Data
8 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.10%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) JMeter
General
1 45 (12.43%) Finance
2 22 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.87%) Retail
4 13 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.21%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.93%) Billing
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
7 3 (0.83%) Advertising
8 2 (0.55%) Games
8 2 (0.55%) French Language
8 2 (0.55%) Norwegian Language
8 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.55%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (25.97%) Support Engineer
2 60 (16.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (14.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 44 (12.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 42 (11.60%) Analyst
6 35 (9.67%) IT Support
7 29 (8.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 25 (6.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (6.63%) Desktop Support
9 24 (6.63%) Technical Support
9 24 (6.63%) IT Support Engineer
10 22 (6.08%) Service Analyst
11 20 (5.52%) Network Engineer
12 17 (4.70%) Consultant
13 16 (4.42%) Administrator
14 13 (3.59%) Support Analyst
14 13 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
15 12 (3.31%) 1st Line Support
16 11 (3.04%) Service Desk Analyst
17 10 (2.76%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.97%) Web Services
2 14 (3.87%) .NET
3 7 (1.93%) XML
4 6 (1.66%) HTML
5 3 (0.83%) COM
5 3 (0.83%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.83%) LAMP
6 2 (0.55%) Flash
6 2 (0.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.08%) Replication
3 19 (5.25%) Life Science
4 15 (4.14%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.59%) FlexPod
5 13 (3.59%) Clustering
6 9 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.21%) Open Source
8 7 (1.93%) iPad
8 7 (1.93%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.93%) iPhone
8 7 (1.93%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.55%) SecurID
11 2 (0.55%) PKI
11 2 (0.55%) Statistics
11 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 280 (77.35%) Windows
2 127 (35.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (22.65%) Windows 7
4 75 (20.72%) Linux
4 75 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (19.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (13.26%) Windows 8
7 47 (12.98%) Windows XP
8 25 (6.91%) UNIX
9 13 (3.59%) Windows Vista
10 12 (3.31%) Debian
11 7 (1.93%) CentOS
11 7 (1.93%) Android
12 6 (1.66%) Solaris
13 4 (1.10%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.83%) FreeNAS
15 2 (0.55%) OpenBSD
15 2 (0.55%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.27%) ITIL
2 34 (9.39%) Migration
3 32 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (5.80%) Service Delivery
4 21 (5.80%) Change Management
5 20 (5.52%) ERP
6 18 (4.97%) Load Balancing
6 18 (4.97%) Information Security
7 15 (4.14%) Software Deployment
8 13 (3.59%) Service Desk Management
8 13 (3.59%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (3.31%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (3.04%) Network Management
10 11 (3.04%) Mentoring
10 11 (3.04%) Asset Management
11 10 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (2.76%) Line Management
12 9 (2.49%) Customer Engagement
12 9 (2.49%) Resource Management
12 9 (2.49%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.89%) PowerShell
2 61 (16.85%) SQL
3 18 (4.97%) Perl
4 17 (4.70%) C
5 13 (3.59%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.04%) VBScript
7 10 (2.76%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.21%) PHP
9 8 (2.21%) VB
10 4 (1.10%) Python
10 4 (1.10%) VBA
11 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.28%) VC++
12 1 (0.28%) Java
12 1 (0.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 119 (32.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (23.48%) MCSE
3 58 (16.02%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (14.36%) CCNA
5 48 (13.26%) MCITP
6 39 (10.77%) MCSA
6 39 (10.77%) MCP
7 26 (7.18%) Degree
7 26 (7.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (6.63%) MCTS
9 15 (4.14%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (3.04%) CCNP
10 11 (3.04%) CCA
11 10 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.49%) MCDST
12 9 (2.49%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.21%) RHCE
13 8 (2.21%) RHCA
14 7 (1.93%) CCENT
15 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.94%) SLA
2 10 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 251 (69.34%) Active Directory
2 118 (32.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (22.10%) Hyper-V
4 36 (9.94%) vSphere
5 31 (8.56%) XenDesktop
6 24 (6.63%) XenApp
7 12 (3.31%) VMware ESX
7 12 (3.31%) Terminal Services
7 12 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.76%) NFS
9 7 (1.93%) Xen
10 6 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.83%) XenServer
11 3 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.83%) iptables
12 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.55%) Varnish
12 2 (0.55%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.55%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 29 (8.01%) SCCM
2 27 (7.46%) WSUS
3 16 (4.42%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (3.31%) WMI
5 9 (2.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (2.21%) Nagios
7 6 (1.66%) SCOM
8 4 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.83%) Puppet
9 3 (0.83%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.55%) Pacemaker
10 2 (0.55%) logstash
10 2 (0.55%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.55%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.55%) Cacti
10 2 (0.55%) Munin
10 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 197 (54.42%) Microsoft
2 189 (52.21%) VMware
3 114 (31.49%) Cisco
4 92 (25.41%) Citrix
5 58 (16.02%) HP
6 41 (11.33%) NetApp
7 34 (9.39%) Symantec
8 26 (7.18%) Dell
9 24 (6.63%) Avaya
9 24 (6.63%) Juniper
10 19 (5.25%) CheckPoint
11 15 (4.14%) WatchGuard
12 14 (3.87%) EMC
12 14 (3.87%) Sophos
12 14 (3.87%) Red Hat
13 13 (3.59%) IBM
13 13 (3.59%) Wyse
14 10 (2.76%) Apple
14 10 (2.76%) Fortinet
14 10 (2.76%) LANDesk
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