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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 126 98 132
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +34
Permanent jobs citing DNS 98 131 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 2.39% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.20% 14.29% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 85 106 77
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
875 917 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.39% 16.75% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 789 745 790
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +9 33 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Staffordshire +13 19 £31,500 +28.57%
Warwickshire -8 12 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Solihull +5 10 £32,500 -5.79%
Worcestershire -6 9 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Coventry -22 5 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Shropshire -14 4 £25,750 -37.57%
Herefordshire - 3 £46,250 -
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £27,500 -21.42%
Walsall - 1 £21,500 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 132 (68.75%) Windows
2 124 (64.58%) DHCP
3 121 (63.02%) Active Directory
4 95 (49.48%) TCP/IP
5 81 (42.19%) Microsoft
5 81 (42.19%) VMware
6 77 (40.10%) MS Exchange
7 73 (38.02%) Cisco
8 67 (34.90%) VPN
9 63 (32.81%) Firewall
10 62 (32.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (31.77%) LAN
12 57 (29.69%) WAN
13 50 (26.04%) Cisco Certification
14 49 (25.52%) Citrix
15 48 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (24.48%) SAN
17 44 (22.92%) CCNA
18 43 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2010
19 42 (21.88%) ITIL
20 41 (21.35%) Microsoft Certification
20 41 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
21 39 (20.31%) SQL Server
22 36 (18.75%) VoIP
23 35 (18.23%) Linux
23 35 (18.23%) MCSE
23 35 (18.23%) Windows Server 2003
24 33 (17.19%) MS Office
25 32 (16.67%) MS Excel
25 32 (16.67%) Wireless

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 77 (40.10%) MS Exchange
2 43 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (7.81%) IIS
6 10 (5.21%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.60%) Lync
8 5 (2.60%) Lotus Domino
8 5 (2.60%) Apache
9 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.52%) GroupWise
Applications
1 33 (17.19%) MS Office
2 32 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.25%) Office 365
2 2 (1.04%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.52%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 124 (64.58%) DHCP
2 95 (49.48%) TCP/IP
3 67 (34.90%) VPN
4 63 (32.81%) Firewall
5 61 (31.77%) LAN
6 57 (29.69%) WAN
7 47 (24.48%) SAN
8 36 (18.75%) VoIP
9 32 (16.67%) Wireless
10 26 (13.54%) VLAN
11 20 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (9.38%) BGP
13 17 (8.85%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (8.85%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (8.85%) OSPF
14 14 (7.29%) Internet
15 13 (6.77%) EIGRP
16 12 (6.25%) IP Telephony
17 10 (5.21%) MPLS
17 10 (5.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.21%) MySQL
3 10 (5.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 23 (11.98%) Finance
2 8 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.17%) Marketing
3 6 (3.13%) Legal
4 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.56%) German Language
6 2 (1.04%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.52%) Local Government
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Games
7 1 (0.52%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 33 (17.19%) Analyst
2 31 (16.15%) Support Engineer
3 23 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (9.90%) Network Engineer
5 16 (8.33%) Administrator
6 15 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (7.29%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.21%) Network Analyst
9 10 (5.21%) IT Support
10 9 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.65%) Technical Support
12 7 (3.65%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (3.65%) Network Administrator
13 6 (3.13%) Server Engineer
13 6 (3.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.65%) HTML
2 6 (3.13%) CSS
2 6 (3.13%) jQuery
2 6 (3.13%) HTML5
3 5 (2.60%) Flash
3 5 (2.60%) CSS3
3 5 (2.60%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.04%) Web Services
5 1 (0.52%) COM
5 1 (0.52%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.73%) EqualLogic
3 7 (3.65%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.60%) Replication
6 3 (1.56%) FMCG
6 3 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.04%) BYOD
7 2 (1.04%) Clustering
7 2 (1.04%) SecurID
8 1 (0.52%) GIS
8 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 132 (68.75%) Windows
2 62 (32.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (18.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (18.23%) Linux
5 22 (11.46%) Windows 7
6 21 (10.94%) Windows 8
7 17 (8.85%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.65%) UNIX
8 7 (3.65%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.60%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.56%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.04%) Android
11 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.04%) Solaris
11 2 (1.04%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.52%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.88%) ITIL
2 17 (8.85%) Load Balancing
3 15 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 11 (5.73%) Network Design
5 11 (5.73%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (5.21%) Project Management
7 9 (4.69%) Migration
8 8 (4.17%) Service Management
8 8 (4.17%) Change Management
9 7 (3.65%) Network Management
9 7 (3.65%) High Availability
10 6 (3.13%) Time Management
11 5 (2.60%) OO
11 5 (2.60%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.60%) MVC
12 4 (2.08%) Workflow
12 4 (2.08%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.08%) Change Control
12 4 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.38%) SQL
2 14 (7.29%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.17%) PHP
3 8 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.60%) ActionScript
4 5 (2.60%) PHP5
4 5 (2.60%) ActionScript 3.0
5 2 (1.04%) Python
5 2 (1.04%) Perl
6 1 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.52%) C#
6 1 (0.52%) Java
6 1 (0.52%) Ruby
6 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (26.04%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (22.92%) CCNA
3 41 (21.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (18.23%) MCSE
5 24 (12.50%) MCSA
6 23 (11.98%) CCNP
6 23 (11.98%) MCITP
7 10 (5.21%) Degree
7 10 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (4.17%) MCTS
9 5 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.08%) CCA
10 4 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.56%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.56%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.04%) PMP
12 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.52%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.77%) SLA
2 3 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (63.02%) Active Directory
2 41 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (16.15%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.73%) XenApp
5 9 (4.69%) vSphere
6 8 (4.17%) Terminal Server
7 6 (3.13%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.08%) Xen
9 4 (2.08%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.56%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.04%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.04%) XenServer
12 1 (0.52%) Varnish
12 1 (0.52%) Samba
12 1 (0.52%) Novell eDirectory
12 1 (0.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (7.29%) SCCM
1 14 (7.29%) SCOM
2 7 (3.65%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.60%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.56%) WSUS
5 2 (1.04%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.52%) MOM
6 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.52%) SELinux
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.52%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 81 (42.19%) Microsoft
1 81 (42.19%) VMware
2 73 (38.02%) Cisco
3 49 (25.52%) Citrix
4 16 (8.33%) HP
4 16 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 13 (6.77%) Dell
6 11 (5.73%) F5
7 10 (5.21%) NetApp
7 10 (5.21%) Veeam
8 7 (3.65%) Barracuda Networks
9 6 (3.13%) Symantec
9 6 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.13%) Apple
9 6 (3.13%) Avaya
9 6 (3.13%) SAP
10 5 (2.60%) Adobe
11 4 (2.08%) Brocade
11 4 (2.08%) Red Gate
12 3 (1.56%) SonicWALL
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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £16500 - £22500 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,373 to £41,616 per annum
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