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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 96 130 109
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -21
Permanent jobs citing DNS 132 82 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.38% 1.47% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 9.17% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 106 77 91
Average salary £30,500 £32,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.68% +4.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
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
903 894 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.31% 16.08% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 731 765 697
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +17 29 £30,500 -18.12% 5
Coventry -7 18 £30,000 -14.89%
Warwickshire +21 17 £31,500 -13.10% 1
Shropshire 0 16 £35,000 +89.18% 4
Worcestershire +9 12 £30,000 -6.25% 3
Staffordshire -11 10 £23,000 +1.09% 1
Solihull -1 7 £32,500 +6.55%
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 22 August 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.

1 206 (74.37%) Windows
2 160 (57.76%) DHCP
3 156 (56.32%) Active Directory
4 131 (47.29%) VMware
5 118 (42.60%) Microsoft
6 103 (37.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 93 (33.57%) TCP/IP
8 88 (31.77%) Linux
9 82 (29.60%) MS Exchange
9 82 (29.60%) VMware Infrastructure
10 75 (27.08%) Cisco
11 70 (25.27%) Citrix
11 70 (25.27%) Firewall
12 61 (22.02%) SAN
13 58 (20.94%) SQL Server
14 55 (19.86%) MS Excel
15 54 (19.49%) PHP
16 53 (19.13%) MySQL
17 52 (18.77%) Microsoft Certification
18 50 (18.05%) VPN
18 50 (18.05%) Finance
19 48 (17.33%) LAN
19 48 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2010
20 47 (16.97%) WAN
21 46 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2007
22 45 (16.25%) vSphere
22 45 (16.25%) ITIL
23 44 (15.88%) IIS
23 44 (15.88%) Windows 7
24 42 (15.16%) Apache

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 82 (29.60%) MS Exchange
2 48 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (15.88%) IIS
5 42 (15.16%) Apache
6 26 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (9.39%) WordPress
7 25 (9.03%) CMS
8 20 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (6.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (5.05%) Lync
11 11 (3.97%) SharePoint
11 11 (3.97%) nginx
12 9 (3.25%) Tomcat
12 9 (3.25%) Moodle
13 6 (2.17%) GlassFish
14 5 (1.81%) MTS
14 5 (1.81%) OpenStack
14 5 (1.81%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.72%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 55 (19.86%) MS Excel
2 41 (14.80%) MS Office
3 15 (5.42%) 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%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.36%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.17%) Office 365
1 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (57.76%) DHCP
2 93 (33.57%) TCP/IP
3 70 (25.27%) Firewall
4 61 (22.02%) SAN
5 50 (18.05%) VPN
6 48 (17.33%) LAN
7 47 (16.97%) WAN
8 33 (11.91%) VLAN
9 30 (10.83%) SSL
9 30 (10.83%) SSH
10 22 (7.94%) HTTP
11 21 (7.58%) VoIP
12 19 (6.86%) NAS
13 18 (6.50%) IP Telephony
14 16 (5.78%) SNMP
15 15 (5.42%) SMTP
16 14 (5.05%) Wireless
16 14 (5.05%) LDAP
17 12 (4.33%) Network Security
17 12 (4.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 53 (19.13%) MySQL
3 12 (4.33%) 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%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.72%) DB2
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.53%) Subversion
3 6 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (18.05%) Finance
2 21 (7.58%) Marketing
3 14 (5.05%) 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 67 (24.19%) Support Engineer
2 35 (12.64%) Developer
3 33 (11.91%) Administrator
4 30 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (9.03%) Analyst
6 24 (8.66%) Systems Engineer
6 24 (8.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 23 (8.30%) Web Developer
8 19 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (5.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 15 (5.42%) Network Analyst
10 14 (5.05%) PHP Developer
10 14 (5.05%) Consultant
11 13 (4.69%) Technical Support
11 13 (4.69%) Server Engineer
11 13 (4.69%) Senior Network Analyst
11 13 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.64%) jQuery
2 30 (10.83%) HTML
3 24 (8.66%) CSS
4 22 (7.94%) HTML5
5 16 (5.78%) CSS3
5 16 (5.78%) 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%) JavaBeans
8 6 (2.17%) COM
8 6 (2.17%) SOAP
9 5 (1.81%) Memcached
10 4 (1.44%) Sass
11 1 (0.36%) .NET
11 1 (0.36%) Middleware
11 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.42%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.97%) Replication
2 11 (3.97%) Open Source
3 9 (3.25%) CLARiiON
3 9 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.17%) Clustering
5 5 (1.81%) VLE
6 3 (1.08%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.08%) PKI
6 3 (1.08%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.08%) iPhone
7 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.36%) CMDB
8 1 (0.36%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 206 (74.37%) Windows
2 103 (37.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (31.77%) Linux
4 44 (15.88%) Windows 7
5 37 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (12.64%) Windows XP
7 32 (11.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (9.75%) Windows 8
8 27 (9.75%) UNIX
9 15 (5.42%) Debian
10 11 (3.97%) AIX
10 11 (3.97%) Solaris
10 11 (3.97%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.97%) Android
11 10 (3.61%) Ubuntu
12 9 (3.25%) HPUX
13 8 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.81%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.81%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.25%) ITIL
2 39 (14.08%) Load Balancing
3 24 (8.66%) MVC
4 22 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (6.86%) Time Management
6 15 (5.42%) OOP
6 15 (5.42%) OO
6 15 (5.42%) Change Control
7 14 (5.05%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.69%) SEO
8 13 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.33%) Content Management
9 12 (4.33%) Network Design
10 11 (3.97%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (3.61%) Software Deployment
12 9 (3.25%) Security Management
12 9 (3.25%) E-Commerce
12 9 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (2.89%) Project Management
13 8 (2.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.49%) PHP
2 40 (14.44%) JavaScript
3 31 (11.19%) SQL
4 29 (10.47%) Python
5 28 (10.11%) Perl
6 26 (9.39%) PowerShell
6 26 (9.39%) Bash Shell
7 14 (5.05%) PHP5
8 8 (2.89%) ActionScript 3.0
8 8 (2.89%) ActionScript
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
Qualifications
1 52 (18.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (14.80%) MCSE
3 26 (9.39%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (9.03%) Degree
4 25 (9.03%) MCITP
4 25 (9.03%) CCNA
5 22 (7.94%) MCSA
6 19 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (3.97%) CCNP
8 8 (2.89%) MCP
9 6 (2.17%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.81%) CCIP
10 5 (1.81%) CCIE
11 4 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.08%) RHCE
12 3 (1.08%) CCA
13 2 (0.72%) CCEE
13 2 (0.72%) CCAA
13 2 (0.72%) MCTS
13 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 156 (56.32%) Active Directory
2 82 (29.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (16.25%) vSphere
4 28 (10.11%) Hyper-V
4 28 (10.11%) XenApp
5 23 (8.30%) VMware ESX
6 22 (7.94%) Forefront TMG
7 18 (6.50%) Squid
8 12 (4.33%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (2.89%) XenServer
11 8 (2.89%) Shibboleth
12 7 (2.53%) ISA Server
12 7 (2.53%) UAG
12 7 (2.53%) Postfix
13 6 (2.17%) IAG
14 5 (1.81%) Varnish
14 5 (1.81%) Sendmail
15 4 (1.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (10.83%) WSUS
2 23 (8.30%) SCCM
3 21 (7.58%) Backup Exec
4 11 (3.97%) SCOM
5 7 (2.53%) Plesk
6 6 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (2.17%) Cacti
7 5 (1.81%) Nagios
8 4 (1.44%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.08%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.36%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.36%) MOM
10 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.36%) SCSM
Vendors
1 131 (47.29%) VMware
2 118 (42.60%) Microsoft
3 75 (27.08%) Cisco
4 70 (25.27%) Citrix
5 33 (11.91%) NetApp
6 30 (10.83%) HP
7 24 (8.66%) Dell
8 21 (7.58%) EMC
8 21 (7.58%) Apple
9 19 (6.86%) Symantec
10 15 (5.42%) Altiris
11 14 (5.05%) SolarWinds
11 14 (5.05%) Sun
12 12 (4.33%) Oracle
12 12 (4.33%) Adobe
12 12 (4.33%) CheckPoint
13 11 (3.97%) Fujitsu
14 9 (3.25%) IBM
14 9 (3.25%) StorageTek
15 8 (2.89%) Red Hat
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