The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 70 56 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +32
Permanent jobs citing DNS 29 49 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.30% 3.59% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.62% 19.29% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 27 41 10
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £25,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
273 254 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 21.65% 18.61% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 245 231 273
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,625 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

DNS
Salary Trend in Wales

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

DNS Salary Trend in Wales

DNS
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

DNS Salary Histogram in Wales

DNS
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 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
South Wales -5 29 £32,500 -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 (77.19%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) DHCP
3 33 (57.89%) VMware
4 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
5 29 (50.88%) Firewall
6 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
7 27 (47.37%) Cisco
8 25 (43.86%) TCP/IP
9 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (35.09%) WAN
11 18 (31.58%) LAN
12 17 (29.82%) VPN
12 17 (29.82%) IIS
12 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (28.07%) Internet
14 15 (26.32%) SAN
15 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
16 11 (19.30%) Linux
16 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
17 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
17 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (15.79%) Finance
18 9 (15.79%) FTP
18 9 (15.79%) SQL
18 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
18 9 (15.79%) NAS
18 9 (15.79%) Degree
18 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 17 (29.82%) IIS
2 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.77%) Apache
5 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
5 4 (7.02%) Commerce Server
5 4 (7.02%) CMS
5 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.51%) Lync
6 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.51%) JBoss
7 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) SaaS
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (59.65%) DHCP
2 29 (50.88%) Firewall
3 25 (43.86%) TCP/IP
4 20 (35.09%) WAN
5 18 (31.58%) LAN
6 17 (29.82%) VPN
7 16 (28.07%) Internet
8 15 (26.32%) SAN
9 9 (15.79%) FTP
9 9 (15.79%) NAS
10 5 (8.77%) IPsec
10 5 (8.77%) VLAN
10 5 (8.77%) LDAP
10 5 (8.77%) IPv4
10 5 (8.77%) IPv6
10 5 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (7.02%) tcpdump
11 4 (7.02%) PPTP
11 4 (7.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) MySQL
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
2 3 (5.26%) French Language
2 3 (5.26%) German Language
2 3 (5.26%) Italian Language
2 3 (5.26%) Spanish Language
2 3 (5.26%) Welsh Language
3 2 (3.51%) Advertising
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Server Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Server Support Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Server Support
8 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.26%) Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.26%) Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) Provisioning Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Senior Architect
10 2 (3.51%) Junior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
1 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Clustering
1 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) AS400
2 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) Symmetrix
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
3 1 (1.75%) iSeries
3 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (77.19%) Windows
2 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (19.30%) Linux
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.53%) UNIX
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.26%) Debian
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.28%) ITIL
3 6 (10.53%) Project Management
4 4 (7.02%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Change Control
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
5 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Time Management
6 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.51%) Network Management
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.51%) Network Design
6 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.51%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) Perl
3 2 (3.51%) AWK
3 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.53%) MCP
4 5 (8.77%) MCSE
4 5 (8.77%) CCNA
5 4 (7.02%) CCIE
6 3 (5.26%) CCNP
6 3 (5.26%) MCSA
6 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.51%) MCTS
7 2 (3.51%) SAP Certification
7 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.51%) VCP5
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.75%) MCITP
8 1 (1.75%) CCENT
8 1 (1.75%) VCP4
8 1 (1.75%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.26%) NFS
5 3 (5.26%) vSphere
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) WSUS
2 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) VMware
2 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
3 27 (47.37%) Cisco
4 8 (14.04%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) NetApp
4 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.77%) Citrix
6 4 (7.02%) IBM
6 4 (7.02%) Symantec
7 3 (5.26%) Altiris
7 3 (5.26%) Juniper
7 3 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 3 (5.26%) F5
7 3 (5.26%) SAP
7 3 (5.26%) Dell
8 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.51%) Nokia
8 2 (3.51%) Veritas
8 2 (3.51%) Google
9 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat