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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 75 105 166
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +61
Permanent jobs citing DNS 212 167 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.28% 2.41% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.41% 16.12% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 175 139 75
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £19,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
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
946 1036 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.61% 14.95% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 758 864 936
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +16 116 £32,500 -7.14% 16
Cheshire +27 68 £34,000 +15.25% 12
Lancashire -1 15 £32,500 -12.45%
Merseyside +3 11 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Cumbria - 1 £27,000 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 290 (75.92%) Windows
2 256 (67.02%) DHCP
3 238 (62.30%) Active Directory
4 216 (56.54%) Microsoft
5 176 (46.07%) VMware
6 150 (39.27%) MS Exchange
7 146 (38.22%) TCP/IP
8 139 (36.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 134 (35.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 134 (35.08%) Firewall
10 133 (34.82%) Cisco
11 114 (29.84%) VPN
12 113 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 104 (27.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 100 (26.18%) LAN
15 92 (24.08%) SAN
16 90 (23.56%) Linux
17 87 (22.77%) WAN
18 85 (22.25%) MCSE
18 85 (22.25%) ITIL
18 85 (22.25%) Exchange Server 2010
19 83 (21.73%) Citrix
20 81 (21.20%) MS Excel
20 81 (21.20%) Windows 7
21 75 (19.63%) MS Office
21 75 (19.63%) Windows Server 2003
22 74 (19.37%) Cisco Certification
22 74 (19.37%) Exchange Server 2013
23 73 (19.11%) SQL
24 71 (18.59%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 150 (39.27%) MS Exchange
2 85 (22.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (19.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (13.09%) IIS
5 47 (12.30%) SharePoint
6 38 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (7.07%) Apache
8 25 (6.54%) nginx
9 23 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (5.50%) Lync
11 12 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (2.09%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (1.05%) Jetty
15 4 (1.05%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.79%) WordPress
16 3 (0.79%) Oracle 9iAS
16 3 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 81 (21.20%) MS Excel
2 75 (19.63%) MS Office
3 8 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.79%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (2.09%) Magento
2 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.79%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.85%) Office 365
2 25 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.09%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.05%) Route 53
4 4 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.79%) SaaS
5 3 (0.79%) PaaS
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 256 (67.02%) DHCP
2 146 (38.22%) TCP/IP
3 134 (35.08%) Firewall
4 114 (29.84%) VPN
5 100 (26.18%) LAN
6 92 (24.08%) SAN
7 87 (22.77%) WAN
8 70 (18.32%) VoIP
9 58 (15.18%) VLAN
10 46 (12.04%) Wireless
11 43 (11.26%) Network Security
12 34 (8.90%) SSL
13 31 (8.12%) Internet
13 31 (8.12%) FTP
13 31 (8.12%) NAS
14 27 (7.07%) Ethernet
15 26 (6.81%) HTTP
15 26 (6.81%) SMTP
16 25 (6.54%) MPLS
16 25 (6.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.33%) MySQL
4 22 (5.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.31%) Big Data
11 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.05%) Maven
2 4 (1.05%) Hudson
2 4 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.79%) JUnit
3 3 (0.79%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.79%) MSI
4 1 (0.26%) JMeter
General
1 43 (11.26%) Finance
2 18 (4.71%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.45%) Retail
4 11 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.83%) Legal
6 4 (1.05%) Law
6 4 (1.05%) Advertising
7 3 (0.79%) Billing
8 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Banking
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (20.68%) Support Engineer
2 56 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (10.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 39 (10.21%) Analyst
4 36 (9.42%) Administrator
5 32 (8.38%) Network Engineer
6 28 (7.33%) IT Support
7 27 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (5.24%) Consultant
8 20 (5.24%) Desktop Support
9 19 (4.97%) Technical Support
10 18 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
11 17 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (4.19%) Service Analyst
12 16 (4.19%) IT Manager
12 16 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.93%) Support Analyst
13 15 (3.93%) Team Leader
13 15 (3.93%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.93%) LAMP
2 13 (3.40%) Web Services
3 9 (2.36%) HTML
4 8 (2.09%) .NET
4 8 (2.09%) XML
5 4 (1.05%) COM
6 3 (0.79%) Servlets
6 3 (0.79%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.52%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.52%) CSS
8 1 (0.26%) RSS
8 1 (0.26%) Memcached
8 1 (0.26%) Alternative PHP Cache
8 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.57%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.71%) Replication
4 16 (4.19%) Life Science
5 14 (3.66%) Clustering
5 14 (3.66%) Blackberry
6 13 (3.40%) FlexPod
7 9 (2.36%) iPhone
8 8 (2.09%) iPad
9 7 (1.83%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.57%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.79%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.79%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 290 (75.92%) Windows
2 139 (36.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (27.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (23.56%) Linux
5 81 (21.20%) Windows 7
6 75 (19.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (11.78%) Windows 8
8 42 (10.99%) Windows XP
9 21 (5.50%) UNIX
10 18 (4.71%) Debian
11 17 (4.45%) CentOS
12 8 (2.09%) Windows Vista
12 8 (2.09%) Android
13 6 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.05%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.79%) FreeNAS
15 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.79%) Solaris
16 2 (0.52%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (22.25%) ITIL
2 39 (10.21%) Migration
3 28 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (6.54%) Service Delivery
5 23 (6.02%) Change Management
6 22 (5.76%) Load Balancing
7 20 (5.24%) Project Management
7 20 (5.24%) Mentoring
8 16 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (4.19%) Risk Management
8 16 (4.19%) Open Source
9 14 (3.66%) Network Management
9 14 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (3.66%) Information Security
9 14 (3.66%) Service Management
10 13 (3.40%) Customer Engagement
10 13 (3.40%) Mobile Device Management
11 12 (3.14%) Line Management
12 11 (2.88%) Patch Management
12 11 (2.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (19.11%) SQL
2 55 (14.40%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.45%) PHP
4 16 (4.19%) VBScript
5 12 (3.14%) VB
6 11 (2.88%) Perl
7 8 (2.09%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.83%) C
9 6 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.31%) Ruby
11 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.05%) Java
11 4 (1.05%) VBA
12 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.79%) Python
12 3 (0.79%) Prolog
12 3 (0.79%) C#
13 1 (0.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 134 (35.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (22.25%) MCSE
3 74 (19.37%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (17.54%) MCITP
5 65 (17.02%) CCNA
6 44 (11.52%) MCP
7 40 (10.47%) Degree
8 39 (10.21%) MCTS
9 36 (9.42%) MCSA
10 31 (8.12%) CCNP
11 28 (7.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (3.66%) CCENT
12 14 (3.66%) MCDST
13 12 (3.14%) RHCA
13 12 (3.14%) RHCE
14 11 (2.88%) JNCIA
14 11 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (2.62%) CCIE
15 10 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (2.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.26%) SLA
2 9 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.05%) QA
3 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 238 (62.30%) Active Directory
2 113 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (18.59%) Hyper-V
4 35 (9.16%) XenDesktop
5 30 (7.85%) vSphere
6 28 (7.33%) XenApp
7 24 (6.28%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (6.02%) VMware ESX
9 10 (2.62%) XenServer
10 6 (1.57%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.57%) Xen
10 6 (1.57%) NFS
11 5 (1.31%) Terminal Server
11 5 (1.31%) vCloud
12 4 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.79%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.79%) Varnish
13 3 (0.79%) KVM
13 3 (0.79%) Ceph
13 3 (0.79%) iptables
Systems Management
1 32 (8.38%) SCCM
2 23 (6.02%) WSUS
3 11 (2.88%) Backup Exec
4 9 (2.36%) Puppet
5 8 (2.09%) Nagios
6 7 (1.83%) SCOM
7 5 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.31%) cPanel
8 4 (1.05%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.79%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.52%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (0.52%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.52%) yum
10 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.52%) Cacti
10 2 (0.52%) Munin
Vendors
1 216 (56.54%) Microsoft
2 176 (46.07%) VMware
3 133 (34.82%) Cisco
4 83 (21.73%) Citrix
5 50 (13.09%) HP
6 39 (10.21%) NetApp
7 27 (7.07%) Dell
8 26 (6.81%) Juniper
9 22 (5.76%) Red Hat
10 21 (5.50%) Symantec
11 19 (4.97%) IBM
12 17 (4.45%) Oracle
13 13 (3.40%) EMC
13 13 (3.40%) Apple
14 11 (2.88%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.88%) Avaya
15 9 (2.36%) Veeam
16 8 (2.09%) Fortinet
16 8 (2.09%) McAfee
17 7 (1.83%) SAP
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus excellent benefits package
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