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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 88 117 144
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +27
Permanent jobs citing DNS 206 138 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.82% 2.06% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.28% 15.03% 10.55%
Number of salaries quoted 191 111 104
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,000 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
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
1192 918 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.30% 13.69% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 782 996
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £52,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +25 115 £32,000 -22.42% 5
Cheshire +11 54 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Lancashire 0 19 £27,500 +1.85% 2
Cumbria - 7 £32,500 -
Merseyside +4 6 £29,500 -4.83%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 259 (75.51%) Windows
2 213 (62.10%) Active Directory
3 212 (61.81%) DHCP
4 157 (45.77%) MS Exchange
5 156 (45.48%) Microsoft
6 153 (44.61%) VMware
7 149 (43.44%) TCP/IP
8 133 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 107 (31.20%) Firewall
10 103 (30.03%) Hyper-V
11 98 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 94 (27.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 91 (26.53%) SAN
13 91 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 85 (24.78%) LAN
14 85 (24.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 80 (23.32%) WAN
16 79 (23.03%) Cisco
17 76 (22.16%) MS Excel
18 70 (20.41%) Citrix
19 69 (20.12%) SQL Server
20 68 (19.83%) Linux
21 67 (19.53%) ITIL
22 66 (19.24%) Exchange Server 2007
23 65 (18.95%) Windows 7
24 64 (18.66%) SMTP
24 64 (18.66%) HP
24 64 (18.66%) PowerShell
25 59 (17.20%) NAS
26 58 (16.91%) .NET

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 157 (45.77%) MS Exchange
2 66 (19.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 54 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (15.45%) IIS
5 51 (14.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (12.83%) SharePoint
7 22 (6.41%) Apache
8 13 (3.79%) Lync
9 12 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (3.21%) nginx
11 8 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.75%) GroupWise
13 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
13 5 (1.46%) Jetty
13 5 (1.46%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
15 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 76 (22.16%) MS Excel
2 50 (14.58%) MS Office
3 5 (1.46%) 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 3 (0.87%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.58%) Office 365
2 23 (6.71%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (4.96%) SaaS
5 11 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.75%) Google Apps
7 5 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.46%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.29%) Route 53
8 1 (0.29%) ElastiCache
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 212 (61.81%) DHCP
2 149 (43.44%) TCP/IP
3 107 (31.20%) Firewall
4 91 (26.53%) SAN
5 85 (24.78%) LAN
6 80 (23.32%) WAN
7 64 (18.66%) SMTP
8 59 (17.20%) NAS
9 55 (16.03%) VPN
10 46 (13.41%) Internet
11 33 (9.62%) VLAN
12 27 (7.87%) Network Security
13 24 (7.00%) iSCSI
14 22 (6.41%) MPLS
14 22 (6.41%) VoIP
15 20 (5.83%) FTP
16 18 (5.25%) HTTP
16 18 (5.25%) Wireless
17 15 (4.37%) Ethernet
18 10 (2.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (4.37%) MySQL
5 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.92%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Visual Studio
1 7 (2.04%) JMeter
2 5 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 44 (12.83%) Finance
2 17 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.46%) Turkish Language
3 5 (1.46%) German Language
3 5 (1.46%) Italian Language
4 4 (1.17%) Advertising
4 4 (1.17%) Retail
5 3 (0.87%) Billing
5 3 (0.87%) Law
5 3 (0.87%) Legal
6 2 (0.58%) Marketing
6 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.29%) French Language
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (20.99%) Support Engineer
2 43 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 35 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 31 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (8.75%) Analyst
6 27 (7.87%) IT Support
7 26 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 19 (5.54%) IT Support Engineer
9 18 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (4.96%) Network Engineer
11 15 (4.37%) Citrix Engineer
12 13 (3.79%) Citrix Support
13 11 (3.21%) Wintel Engineer
13 11 (3.21%) Consultant
13 11 (3.21%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.21%) Developer
13 11 (3.21%) Server Engineer
13 11 (3.21%) Team Leader
14 10 (2.92%) .NET Developer
14 10 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.91%) .NET
2 12 (3.50%) Web Services
3 8 (2.33%) HTML
4 6 (1.75%) Flash
5 5 (1.46%) J2EE
5 5 (1.46%) Servlets
6 4 (1.17%) CSS
7 2 (0.58%) XML
7 2 (0.58%) jQuery
8 1 (0.29%) HTML5
8 1 (0.29%) Memcached
8 1 (0.29%) REST
8 1 (0.29%) XHTML
8 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.29%) Ajax
8 1 (0.29%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.29%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.83%) Clustering
2 22 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.54%) Replication
4 18 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.79%) Life Science
6 12 (3.50%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.50%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.92%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.46%) Blog
9 3 (0.87%) iPhone
9 3 (0.87%) VLE
9 3 (0.87%) PKI
9 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.87%) Statistics
9 3 (0.87%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.58%) Open Source
10 2 (0.58%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.29%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 259 (75.51%) Windows
2 133 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (27.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (19.83%) Linux
6 65 (18.95%) Windows 7
7 52 (15.16%) Windows XP
8 32 (9.33%) Windows 8
9 24 (7.00%) UNIX
10 12 (3.50%) Windows Vista
11 11 (3.21%) Windows 2000
12 7 (2.04%) Debian
13 6 (1.75%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.46%) Android
14 5 (1.46%) Solaris
15 3 (0.87%) CentOS
15 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.58%) HPUX
16 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.53%) ITIL
2 50 (14.58%) Migration
3 39 (11.37%) Load Balancing
4 32 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (6.41%) Change Management
6 20 (5.83%) Service Delivery
7 18 (5.25%) Problem Management
8 13 (3.79%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (3.50%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.50%) Information Security
10 11 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.21%) ERP
10 11 (3.21%) Software Deployment
11 10 (2.92%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (2.92%) Performance Management
11 10 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (2.62%) Resource Management
12 9 (2.62%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (2.62%) Service Desk Management
13 8 (2.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 64 (18.66%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.70%) SQL
3 43 (12.54%) Perl
4 32 (9.33%) VB.NET
5 15 (4.37%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.50%) C
7 10 (2.92%) PHP
8 6 (1.75%) Python
8 6 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.46%) Java
10 3 (0.87%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.58%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 85 (24.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (15.74%) MCSE
3 36 (10.50%) MCSA
4 35 (10.20%) MCITP
5 32 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (8.45%) CCNA
7 27 (7.87%) MCTS
8 22 (6.41%) MCP
9 20 (5.83%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (5.54%) CCA
11 18 (5.25%) Degree
12 16 (4.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (2.33%) SC Cleared
13 8 (2.33%) Security Cleared
14 6 (1.75%) CCEA
14 6 (1.75%) RHCE
15 5 (1.46%) RHCA
16 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
16 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 4 (1.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.12%) SLA
2 6 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.46%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) BS7799
System Software
1 213 (62.10%) Active Directory
2 103 (30.03%) Hyper-V
3 98 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (12.83%) vSphere
5 21 (6.12%) XenApp
6 20 (5.83%) XenDesktop
6 20 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.92%) Xen
8 9 (2.62%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.62%) NFS
9 8 (2.33%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.87%) Firmware
11 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.58%) vCloud
12 1 (0.29%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.29%) SpamAssassin
12 1 (0.29%) UAG
12 1 (0.29%) Varnish
12 1 (0.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 37 (10.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 23 (6.71%) WSUS
2 23 (6.71%) SCCM
3 21 (6.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 20 (5.83%) Backup Exec
5 12 (3.50%) WMI
5 12 (3.50%) SCVMM
6 9 (2.62%) SCOM
7 7 (2.04%) Puppet
8 6 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (1.75%) Nagios
9 5 (1.46%) Ansible
10 4 (1.17%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (0.87%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.29%) Cacti
13 1 (0.29%) Icinga
13 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 156 (45.48%) Microsoft
2 153 (44.61%) VMware
3 79 (23.03%) Cisco
4 70 (20.41%) Citrix
5 64 (18.66%) HP
6 54 (15.74%) Symantec
7 39 (11.37%) NetApp
8 28 (8.16%) Dell
9 22 (6.41%) IronPort
10 21 (6.12%) EMC
11 20 (5.83%) Avaya
12 18 (5.25%) CheckPoint
13 15 (4.37%) Juniper
14 14 (4.08%) ProCurve
15 13 (3.79%) Sophos
16 12 (3.50%) McAfee
16 12 (3.50%) Google
16 12 (3.50%) WatchGuard
17 9 (2.62%) Wyse
17 9 (2.62%) Red Hat
Chester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Manchester Met University
Salary: From £33,242 to £38,511 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum £DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + On call allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Salary: From £30,434 to £32,751 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: 24 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Salary: 27000-30000 Per Annum
Posted: 25 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Very rare, Exceptional Opportunity
Posted: 25 days ago
Sandbach
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Competitive Salary + Attractive Company Pension + 10% Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago