The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 94 130 106
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -24
Permanent jobs citing DNS 131 81 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 1.47% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.40% 9.14% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 106 77 95
Average salary £30,000 £32,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
910 886 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.63% 16.03% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 740 766 670
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DNS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

DNS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

DNS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DNS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

DNS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

DNS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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
Birmingham +21 30 £31,250 -16.66% 3
Coventry -9 19 £30,000 -9.09%
Warwickshire +25 16 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Worcestershire +11 12 £30,000 -6.25% 3
Shropshire -1 12 £41,250 +122.97% 3
Staffordshire -10 11 £24,500 +4.25%
Solihull +9 8 £34,500 +11.29%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 207 (74.73%) Windows
2 162 (58.48%) DHCP
3 158 (57.04%) Active Directory
4 134 (48.38%) VMware
5 118 (42.60%) Microsoft
6 106 (38.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (35.02%) TCP/IP
8 84 (30.32%) MS Exchange
8 84 (30.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 82 (29.60%) Linux
10 74 (26.71%) Cisco
11 73 (26.35%) Citrix
12 72 (25.99%) Firewall
13 63 (22.74%) SAN
14 60 (21.66%) SQL Server
15 54 (19.49%) MS Excel
15 54 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
16 52 (18.77%) PHP
17 51 (18.41%) MySQL
17 51 (18.41%) VPN
18 50 (18.05%) LAN
18 50 (18.05%) Finance
18 50 (18.05%) Exchange Server 2010
19 49 (17.69%) WAN
20 47 (16.97%) ITIL
21 46 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2007
22 45 (16.25%) vSphere
23 44 (15.88%) Windows 7
24 43 (15.52%) MCSE
25 41 (14.80%) IIS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 84 (30.32%) MS Exchange
2 50 (18.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 41 (14.80%) IIS
5 39 (14.08%) Apache
6 27 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (9.39%) CMS
7 26 (9.39%) WordPress
8 21 (7.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (5.78%) Lync
11 11 (3.97%) nginx
12 10 (3.61%) SharePoint
13 9 (3.25%) Tomcat
14 7 (2.53%) Moodle
15 6 (2.17%) GlassFish
16 5 (1.81%) Apache Solr
16 5 (1.81%) MTS
16 5 (1.81%) OpenStack
17 3 (1.08%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 54 (19.49%) MS Excel
2 38 (13.72%) MS Office
3 11 (3.97%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (2.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.36%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.36%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.17%) Office 365
3 3 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (58.48%) DHCP
2 97 (35.02%) TCP/IP
3 72 (25.99%) Firewall
4 63 (22.74%) SAN
5 51 (18.41%) VPN
6 50 (18.05%) LAN
7 49 (17.69%) WAN
8 30 (10.83%) VLAN
9 26 (9.39%) SSH
9 26 (9.39%) SSL
10 21 (7.58%) VoIP
11 18 (6.50%) NAS
11 18 (6.50%) IP Telephony
12 17 (6.14%) HTTP
13 15 (5.42%) SNMP
14 14 (5.05%) LDAP
14 14 (5.05%) SMTP
14 14 (5.05%) Wireless
15 13 (4.69%) Internet
16 12 (4.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.66%) SQL Server
2 51 (18.41%) MySQL
3 13 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (3.97%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.72%) DB2
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.53%) Subversion
3 6 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (18.05%) Finance
2 21 (7.58%) Marketing
3 10 (3.61%) Publishing
4 9 (3.25%) Banking
5 8 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.81%) Retail
7 4 (1.44%) Back Office
8 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (23.83%) Support Engineer
2 34 (12.27%) Developer
2 34 (12.27%) Administrator
3 30 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (9.03%) Systems Engineer
4 25 (9.03%) 3rd Line Support
5 24 (8.66%) Analyst
6 23 (8.30%) Web Developer
7 20 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (5.42%) Technical Support
9 14 (5.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 14 (5.05%) Consultant
9 14 (5.05%) Network Analyst
9 14 (5.05%) PHP Developer
10 13 (4.69%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (4.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (4.33%) Senior Network Analyst
11 12 (4.33%) IT Support
11 12 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.64%) jQuery
2 29 (10.47%) HTML
3 23 (8.30%) CSS
4 22 (7.94%) HTML5
5 16 (5.78%) CSS3
6 14 (5.05%) LAMP
6 14 (5.05%) XHTML
7 8 (2.89%) Classic ASP
7 8 (2.89%) Flash
8 6 (2.17%) Zend Framework
8 6 (2.17%) Ajax
8 6 (2.17%) COM
8 6 (2.17%) JavaBeans
8 6 (2.17%) SOAP
9 5 (1.81%) Memcached
10 4 (1.44%) Sass
11 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.36%) RESTful
12 1 (0.36%) Middleware
12 1 (0.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.14%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.33%) Replication
3 9 (3.25%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.25%) Open Source
4 8 (2.89%) CLARiiON
5 7 (2.53%) Clustering
6 4 (1.44%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.08%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.08%) iPhone
7 3 (1.08%) VLE
7 3 (1.08%) PKI
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) iPad
9 1 (0.36%) CMDB
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 207 (74.73%) Windows
2 106 (38.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (29.60%) Linux
4 44 (15.88%) Windows 7
5 36 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (12.27%) Windows XP
8 28 (10.11%) Windows 8
9 26 (9.39%) UNIX
10 15 (5.42%) Debian
11 12 (4.33%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.97%) Android
13 10 (3.61%) Ubuntu
13 10 (3.61%) Solaris
13 10 (3.61%) AIX
14 8 (2.89%) HPUX
14 8 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (1.81%) CentOS
16 5 (1.81%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.97%) ITIL
2 36 (13.00%) Load Balancing
3 24 (8.66%) MVC
4 23 (8.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (6.14%) Time Management
6 15 (5.42%) OOP
6 15 (5.42%) OO
7 13 (4.69%) Service Delivery
7 13 (4.69%) SEO
7 13 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (4.33%) Change Control
8 12 (4.33%) Content Management
8 12 (4.33%) Network Design
9 10 (3.61%) Security Management
9 10 (3.61%) E-Commerce
9 10 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (3.25%) Software Deployment
11 8 (2.89%) Project Management
11 8 (2.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.77%) PHP
2 39 (14.08%) JavaScript
3 28 (10.11%) Python
3 28 (10.11%) SQL
4 24 (8.66%) Perl
5 23 (8.30%) PowerShell
6 22 (7.94%) Bash Shell
7 14 (5.05%) PHP5
8 8 (2.89%) ActionScript
8 8 (2.89%) ActionScript 3.0
9 7 (2.53%) Java
10 5 (1.81%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.08%) C#
12 2 (0.72%) C++
12 2 (0.72%) C
12 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.36%) VBScript
13 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (15.52%) MCSE
3 27 (9.75%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (9.39%) CCNA
5 25 (9.03%) MCITP
5 25 (9.03%) Degree
6 23 (8.30%) MCSA
7 20 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.97%) CCNP
9 8 (2.89%) MCP
10 6 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.17%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.81%) CCIE
11 5 (1.81%) CCIP
11 5 (1.81%) CCA
12 3 (1.08%) RHCE
12 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.72%) CCEA
13 2 (0.72%) MCTS
13 2 (0.72%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 158 (57.04%) Active Directory
2 84 (30.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (16.25%) vSphere
4 30 (10.83%) XenApp
5 28 (10.11%) Hyper-V
6 23 (8.30%) VMware ESX
7 18 (6.50%) Forefront TMG
8 17 (6.14%) Squid
9 13 (4.69%) XenDesktop
10 11 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (2.89%) XenServer
13 7 (2.53%) Postfix
13 7 (2.53%) ISA Server
13 7 (2.53%) UAG
14 6 (2.17%) IAG
14 6 (2.17%) Shibboleth
15 5 (1.81%) Varnish
15 5 (1.81%) Sendmail
16 4 (1.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (9.03%) WSUS
2 24 (8.66%) SCCM
3 18 (6.50%) Backup Exec
4 12 (4.33%) SCOM
5 7 (2.53%) Plesk
6 6 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (2.17%) Cacti
7 5 (1.81%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.81%) Nagios
8 3 (1.08%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.36%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.36%) MOM
10 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.36%) SCSM
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 134 (48.38%) VMware
2 118 (42.60%) Microsoft
3 74 (26.71%) Cisco
4 73 (26.35%) Citrix
5 33 (11.91%) NetApp
6 30 (10.83%) HP
7 25 (9.03%) Dell
8 22 (7.94%) EMC
8 22 (7.94%) Apple
9 21 (7.58%) Symantec
10 14 (5.05%) SolarWinds
11 13 (4.69%) Sun
12 12 (4.33%) Adobe
12 12 (4.33%) CheckPoint
13 11 (3.97%) Altiris
13 11 (3.97%) Oracle
14 10 (3.61%) Fujitsu
15 9 (3.25%) IBM
16 8 (2.89%) StorageTek
16 8 (2.89%) Red Hat
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