The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 51 67 74
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Permanent jobs citing DNS 31 32 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.89% 2.65% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 13.33% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 29 26 9
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +80.55%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
DNS
Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
255 240 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 23.79% 19.90% 26.82%
Number of salaries quoted 235 215 227
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

DNS
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

DNS Salary Trend in South Wales

DNS
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

DNS Salary Histogram in South Wales

DNS
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Cardiff +2 25 £31,500 -3.07%
Caerphilly +9 3 £21,250 -24.10%
Rhondda Cynon Taff -6 2 £20,000 +17.64%
Newport +11 1 £39,500 +17.91%
DNS
Wales

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 34 (61.82%) VMware
3 32 (58.18%) Active Directory
4 31 (56.36%) DHCP
5 29 (52.73%) Firewall
6 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
7 26 (47.27%) Cisco
8 25 (45.45%) TCP/IP
9 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (32.73%) WAN
10 18 (32.73%) IIS
10 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (30.91%) SAN
12 16 (29.09%) LAN
13 15 (27.27%) VPN
13 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
14 14 (25.45%) Internet
15 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
16 12 (21.82%) Linux
17 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (18.18%) NAS
17 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
18 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
18 9 (16.36%) SQL
19 8 (14.55%) ITIL
19 8 (14.55%) HP
19 8 (14.55%) Finance

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (32.73%) IIS
2 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.09%) Commerce Server
4 5 (9.09%) CMS
4 5 (9.09%) Apache
5 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
5 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.82%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) SaaS
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (56.36%) DHCP
2 29 (52.73%) Firewall
3 25 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 18 (32.73%) WAN
5 17 (30.91%) SAN
6 16 (29.09%) LAN
7 15 (27.27%) VPN
8 14 (25.45%) Internet
9 10 (18.18%) NAS
10 7 (12.73%) FTP
11 5 (9.09%) LDAP
11 5 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (9.09%) BGP
11 5 (9.09%) IPsec
11 5 (9.09%) VLAN
12 4 (7.27%) PPTP
12 4 (7.27%) Wireless
12 4 (7.27%) tcpdump
12 4 (7.27%) MPLS
12 4 (7.27%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
2 3 (5.45%) French Language
2 3 (5.45%) German Language
2 3 (5.45%) Italian Language
2 3 (5.45%) Spanish Language
2 3 (5.45%) Welsh Language
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Analyst
1 11 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Server Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Server Support
5 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Provisioning Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Graduate
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
1 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) AS400
5 1 (1.82%) iPhone
5 1 (1.82%) iSeries
5 1 (1.82%) iPad
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (21.82%) Linux
5 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.09%) UNIX
8 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.45%) Debian
10 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.55%) ITIL
3 5 (9.09%) Project Management
4 4 (7.27%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (5.45%) Change Control
5 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.45%) Change Management
5 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.45%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.64%) Time Management
6 2 (3.64%) Network Management
6 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.64%) Line Management
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.82%) Coaching
7 1 (1.82%) High Availability
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Perl
3 2 (3.64%) AWK
3 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.73%) Degree
4 6 (10.91%) CCNA
4 6 (10.91%) MCP
4 6 (10.91%) MCSE
5 3 (5.45%) CCIE
5 3 (5.45%) CCNP
5 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.45%) SAP Certification
6 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (3.64%) MCSA
6 2 (3.64%) VCP5
6 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.82%) MCSD
7 1 (1.82%) HND
7 1 (1.82%) MCTS
7 1 (1.82%) MCITP
7 1 (1.82%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) ISO 9001
1 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.27%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.45%) vSphere
5 3 (5.45%) NFS
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.82%) WSUS
2 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) VMware
2 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
3 26 (47.27%) Cisco
4 8 (14.55%) HP
5 7 (12.73%) NetApp
5 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.09%) Symantec
6 5 (9.09%) Citrix
7 4 (7.27%) SAP
8 3 (5.45%) IBM
8 3 (5.45%) Veritas
8 3 (5.45%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.45%) F5
8 3 (5.45%) Altiris
9 2 (3.64%) Juniper
9 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.64%) Nokia
9 2 (3.64%) JBoss
10 1 (1.82%) Cognos
10 1 (1.82%) Dell