The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 49 35 61
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Permanent jobs citing DNS 29 34 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.03% 6.45% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.59% 20.48% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 1
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
DNS
Hertfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 166 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.69% 31.50% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86 104 54
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,300 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

DNS
Salary Trend in Watford

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

DNS Salary Trend in Watford

DNS
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS across the Watford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

DNS Salary Histogram in Watford

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 37 (92.50%) DHCP
2 35 (87.50%) Windows
3 34 (85.00%) Microsoft
4 30 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (72.50%) Data Centre
5 29 (72.50%) VPN
5 29 (72.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
6 28 (70.00%) ITIL
7 27 (67.50%) VMware
8 26 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (65.00%) TCP/IP
9 24 (60.00%) Linux
9 24 (60.00%) MS Exchange
10 23 (57.50%) Terminal Services
10 23 (57.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (57.50%) Mentoring
11 22 (55.00%) Office 365
12 20 (50.00%) MS Office
13 18 (45.00%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (45.00%) Information Security
13 18 (45.00%) Handset
13 18 (45.00%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (45.00%) vSphere
14 17 (42.50%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (42.50%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
15 15 (37.50%) Firewall
16 13 (32.50%) Mathematics

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 24 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Lync
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (50.00%) MS Office
2 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (55.00%) Office 365
2 17 (42.50%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (42.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (12.50%) PaaS
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (92.50%) DHCP
2 29 (72.50%) VPN
3 26 (65.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (37.50%) Firewall
5 10 (25.00%) LAN
6 9 (22.50%) VLAN
6 9 (22.50%) MPLS
7 8 (20.00%) VoIP
8 7 (17.50%) WAN
9 5 (12.50%) PBX
9 5 (12.50%) ISDN
9 5 (12.50%) SAN
10 4 (10.00%) VRRP
10 4 (10.00%) Wireless
10 4 (10.00%) HSRP
10 4 (10.00%) Multicast
11 3 (7.50%) GLBP
11 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (7.50%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (20.00%) Games
1 8 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Analyst
2 20 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 17 (42.50%) Support Engineer
4 11 (27.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (27.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (15.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
8 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (10.00%) Project Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) IT Support
10 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 2 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
10 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
10 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
11 1 (2.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (72.50%) Data Centre
2 18 (45.00%) Handset
3 13 (32.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.50%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 30 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 30 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (72.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (60.00%) Linux
5 23 (57.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) UNIX
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) ITIL
2 23 (57.50%) Mentoring
3 18 (45.00%) Information Security
4 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.50%) Coaching
5 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Network Design
6 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.50%) Time Management
7 1 (2.50%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) C
2 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.00%) MCSE
3 5 (12.50%) MCSA
3 5 (12.50%) MCP
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) CCNP
6 1 (2.50%) RHCE
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (57.50%) Terminal Services
4 18 (45.00%) VMware Workstation
4 18 (45.00%) vSphere
4 18 (45.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.50%) Samba
6 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) Cacti
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 34 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (67.50%) VMware
3 11 (27.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Apple
4 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.50%) Crossbeam
4 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.50%) F5
4 3 (7.50%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Juniper
5 1 (2.50%) NetApp
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Dell
5 1 (2.50%) Adobe
5 1 (2.50%) Sun