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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 93 126 138
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +12
Permanent jobs citing DNS 178 124 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.63% 1.88% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.17% 13.30% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 151 108 94
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,939 £37,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -0.66%
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
1101 932 1243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 14.16% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 871 766 986
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +13 92 £32,500 -7.14% 28
Cheshire -3 51 £37,500 -13.29% 17
Merseyside +20 16 £29,750 -5.55% 4
Lancashire +4 13 £55,000 +223.52% 3
Cumbria - 7 £35,000 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 284 (78.89%) Windows
2 246 (68.33%) Active Directory
3 233 (64.72%) DHCP
4 188 (52.22%) VMware
5 181 (50.28%) Microsoft
6 165 (45.83%) MS Exchange
7 151 (41.94%) TCP/IP
8 141 (39.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 129 (35.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 108 (30.00%) Firewall
11 107 (29.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 105 (29.17%) Cisco
13 100 (27.78%) LAN
14 97 (26.94%) WAN
15 95 (26.39%) SAN
16 90 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 90 (25.00%) Citrix
17 89 (24.72%) MS Excel
18 80 (22.22%) VPN
19 79 (21.94%) Linux
19 79 (21.94%) PowerShell
20 78 (21.67%) MCSE
21 77 (21.39%) Windows 7
22 76 (21.11%) Hyper-V
23 75 (20.83%) ITIL
24 74 (20.56%) SQL Server
25 72 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
26 67 (18.61%) MS Office
27 66 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
28 65 (18.06%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 165 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 66 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 59 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (14.72%) IIS
6 50 (13.89%) SharePoint
7 19 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (5.00%) Apache
9 13 (3.61%) Lync
10 9 (2.50%) nginx
11 8 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.11%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.56%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 89 (24.72%) MS Excel
2 67 (18.61%) MS Office
3 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.39%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.28%) Office 365
2 11 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 233 (64.72%) DHCP
2 151 (41.94%) TCP/IP
3 108 (30.00%) Firewall
4 100 (27.78%) LAN
5 97 (26.94%) WAN
6 95 (26.39%) SAN
7 80 (22.22%) VPN
8 51 (14.17%) NAS
9 50 (13.89%) VLAN
10 49 (13.61%) SMTP
10 49 (13.61%) VoIP
11 42 (11.67%) Internet
12 37 (10.28%) Network Security
13 30 (8.33%) iSCSI
14 26 (7.22%) Ethernet
15 22 (6.11%) FTP
15 22 (6.11%) Wireless
16 19 (5.28%) MPLS
17 15 (4.17%) DECT
18 13 (3.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (3.89%) MySQL
5 11 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.11%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) JMeter
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (12.22%) Finance
2 24 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.22%) Retail
5 7 (1.94%) Billing
6 4 (1.11%) Advertising
7 3 (0.83%) Law
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) French Language
8 2 (0.56%) Norwegian Language
8 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.56%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 74 (20.56%) Support Engineer
2 50 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (13.61%) 2nd Line Support
4 46 (12.78%) Analyst
5 44 (12.22%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (7.78%) IT Support
7 26 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 26 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 21 (5.83%) Service Analyst
8 21 (5.83%) Consultant
9 19 (5.28%) IT Support Engineer
10 15 (4.17%) Administrator
11 14 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (3.89%) Support Analyst
11 14 (3.89%) Technical Support
11 14 (3.89%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.61%) Network Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.06%) Team Leader
15 10 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.11%) .NET
2 11 (3.06%) Web Services
3 6 (1.67%) Flash
4 4 (1.11%) HTML
5 3 (0.83%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.56%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.56%) XML
6 2 (0.56%) COM
6 2 (0.56%) CSS
7 1 (0.28%) Servlets
7 1 (0.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.06%) Clustering
2 22 (6.11%) Replication
2 22 (6.11%) Life Science
3 14 (3.89%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.33%) FlexPod
4 12 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.11%) iPhone
6 4 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.83%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.83%) Open Source
7 3 (0.83%) iPad
8 2 (0.56%) SecurID
8 2 (0.56%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.28%) BBC
9 1 (0.28%) VLE
9 1 (0.28%) Xbox
9 1 (0.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 284 (78.89%) Windows
2 141 (39.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (21.94%) Linux
5 77 (21.39%) Windows 7
6 72 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (14.72%) Windows XP
8 36 (10.00%) Windows 8
9 27 (7.50%) UNIX
10 16 (4.44%) Windows Vista
11 10 (2.78%) Debian
12 7 (1.94%) Android
12 7 (1.94%) CentOS
13 6 (1.67%) Solaris
14 5 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.83%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.56%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.83%) ITIL
2 51 (14.17%) Migration
3 30 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 28 (7.78%) Service Delivery
5 16 (4.44%) Software Deployment
6 15 (4.17%) Service Desk Management
6 15 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (4.17%) Information Security
7 13 (3.61%) ERP
7 13 (3.61%) Resource Management
7 13 (3.61%) Performance Management
8 12 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (3.33%) Change Management
9 9 (2.50%) Project Planning
10 8 (2.22%) Asset Management
10 8 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (2.22%) Business Continuity
11 6 (1.67%) Network Architecture
11 6 (1.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (21.94%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.06%) SQL
3 36 (10.00%) Perl
4 25 (6.94%) VB.NET
5 18 (5.00%) C
6 13 (3.61%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.50%) VBScript
8 8 (2.22%) Python
9 7 (1.94%) PHP
9 7 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.67%) VB
11 3 (0.83%) VBA
12 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.56%) Java
13 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 107 (29.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (21.67%) MCSE
3 49 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (11.67%) MCSA
5 41 (11.39%) CCNA
6 39 (10.83%) MCITP
7 32 (8.89%) MCP
8 27 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (5.83%) MCTS
10 18 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (4.17%) Degree
12 14 (3.89%) CCA
13 13 (3.61%) VCP4
14 9 (2.50%) CCNP
15 6 (1.67%) RHCE
15 6 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.39%) CCIE
16 5 (1.39%) RHCA
16 5 (1.39%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.94%) SLA
2 7 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 246 (68.33%) Active Directory
2 129 (35.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (21.11%) Hyper-V
4 45 (12.50%) vSphere
5 26 (7.22%) XenDesktop
6 24 (6.67%) XenApp
7 17 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (3.61%) VMware ESX
9 12 (3.33%) Terminal Services
10 10 (2.78%) NFS
11 8 (2.22%) Xen
12 5 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.83%) vCloud
13 3 (0.83%) XenServer
13 3 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.56%) SpamAssassin
14 2 (0.56%) OpenSIPS
14 2 (0.56%) Dovecot
14 2 (0.56%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 33 (9.17%) WSUS
2 30 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 24 (6.67%) SCCM
3 24 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 19 (5.28%) Backup Exec
5 12 (3.33%) WMI
5 12 (3.33%) Nagios
6 7 (1.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (1.67%) SCOM
8 3 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.83%) Cacti
9 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.56%) Puppet
9 2 (0.56%) yum
9 2 (0.56%) Munin
9 2 (0.56%) logstash
9 2 (0.56%) Rsyslog
9 2 (0.56%) Bacula
9 2 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 188 (52.22%) VMware
2 181 (50.28%) Microsoft
3 105 (29.17%) Cisco
4 90 (25.00%) Citrix
5 65 (18.06%) HP
6 52 (14.44%) Symantec
7 48 (13.33%) NetApp
8 25 (6.94%) IronPort
9 23 (6.39%) Dell
10 22 (6.11%) EMC
10 22 (6.11%) Avaya
11 19 (5.28%) CheckPoint
12 15 (4.17%) Juniper
13 14 (3.89%) Sophos
14 13 (3.61%) WatchGuard
15 12 (3.33%) ProCurve
15 12 (3.33%) Wyse
16 11 (3.06%) Red Hat
16 11 (3.06%) IBM
16 11 (3.06%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
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Salary: £23k - 30k per year + benefits
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Up to £30K bonus, car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car or Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + On call (£3K), Pension
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Posted: 2 days ago
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