The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 21 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing DNS 17 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.18% 3.03% 3.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.42% 22.73% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Average salary £24,000 £23,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
DNS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 22 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 28.74% 13.33% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 34
Average salary £26,500 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.28% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DNS across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

DNS
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS across the Northern Ireland region.

DNS Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

DNS
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
County Antrim +12 17 £24,000 +4.34%
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 36 (90.00%) ITIL
2 35 (87.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (67.50%) Windows
3 27 (67.50%) DHCP
3 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
3 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
4 26 (65.00%) Firewall
4 26 (65.00%) VMware
5 24 (60.00%) Veritas
6 23 (57.50%) VMware ESX
6 23 (57.50%) Sophos
6 23 (57.50%) NetBackup
7 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
7 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
8 21 (52.50%) Symantec
9 20 (50.00%) Backup Exec
10 19 (47.50%) vSphere
10 19 (47.50%) Citrix
10 19 (47.50%) SAN
11 18 (45.00%) IIS
11 18 (45.00%) Clustering
11 18 (45.00%) NAS
11 18 (45.00%) ITIL V3
11 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (45.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (35.00%) HTTP
13 14 (35.00%) MS Exchange
13 14 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 18 (45.00%) IIS
2 14 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (32.50%) FileNet
3 13 (32.50%) Apache
3 13 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (17.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (17.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) SPSS
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) DHCP
2 26 (65.00%) Firewall
3 19 (47.50%) SAN
4 18 (45.00%) NAS
5 14 (35.00%) HTTP
6 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.50%) LAN
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.00%) Network Security
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (5.00%) WAN
8 1 (2.50%) CTI
8 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Administrator
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.00%) Support Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Cognos Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Cognos Support
6 3 (7.50%) Server Support
6 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Clustering
2 12 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (15.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) ITIL
2 35 (87.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (45.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 18 (45.00%) ITIL V3
4 12 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (30.00%) Data Security
4 12 (30.00%) Change Management
5 7 (17.50%) Capacity Management
5 7 (17.50%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Shell Script
2 12 (30.00%) Jython
3 8 (20.00%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
1 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) CCNA
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 23 (57.50%) VMware ESX
3 19 (47.50%) vSphere
4 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (57.50%) NetBackup
2 20 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 13 (32.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (12.50%) WSUS
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (65.00%) VMware
3 24 (60.00%) Veritas
4 23 (57.50%) Sophos
5 21 (52.50%) Symantec
6 19 (47.50%) Citrix
7 12 (30.00%) IBM
8 11 (27.50%) Cognos
9 5 (12.50%) CommVault
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco
11 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
12 1 (2.50%) HP
12 1 (2.50%) Compaq