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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs citing DNS 140 88 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.57% 1.77% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.70% 10.27% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 119 69 77
Average salary £29,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
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
892 857 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.38% 17.27% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 787 681 726
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +9 43 £32,250 -33.50% 6
Shropshire +5 27 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Staffordshire +10 21 £22,500 -4.25% 1
Coventry -9 11 £29,500 -21.33% 4
Warwickshire -1 8 £30,000 -0.82% 1
Solihull -9 8 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Worcestershire +15 7 £31,500 +8.62% 2
Walsall - 5 £29,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £23,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 203 (78.68%) Windows
2 155 (60.08%) DHCP
3 145 (56.20%) Active Directory
4 144 (55.81%) VMware
5 125 (48.45%) Microsoft
6 121 (46.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (39.92%) TCP/IP
8 87 (33.72%) MS Exchange
9 84 (32.56%) Citrix
9 84 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 76 (29.46%) Firewall
11 70 (27.13%) LAN
12 63 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 61 (23.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 61 (23.64%) Cisco
13 61 (23.64%) WAN
13 61 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 59 (22.87%) SAN
15 56 (21.71%) SQL Server
16 53 (20.54%) VPN
17 52 (20.16%) Exchange Server 2010
18 50 (19.38%) vSphere
19 47 (18.22%) MCSE
20 46 (17.83%) MS Excel
21 45 (17.44%) Linux
22 44 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
23 42 (16.28%) ITIL
24 40 (15.50%) HP
24 40 (15.50%) Windows XP
25 39 (15.12%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 87 (33.72%) MS Exchange
2 52 (20.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (9.69%) IIS
5 22 (8.53%) CMS
6 21 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (6.98%) Apache
7 18 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (5.43%) WordPress
10 9 (3.49%) Lync
11 6 (2.33%) GlassFish
12 5 (1.94%) EPiServer CMS
12 5 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.55%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.55%) SharePoint
13 4 (1.55%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.55%) nginx
13 4 (1.55%) Node.js
14 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (17.83%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.43%) Office 365
2 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 155 (60.08%) DHCP
2 103 (39.92%) TCP/IP
3 76 (29.46%) Firewall
4 70 (27.13%) LAN
5 61 (23.64%) WAN
6 59 (22.87%) SAN
7 53 (20.54%) VPN
8 33 (12.79%) VLAN
9 26 (10.08%) Wireless
10 25 (9.69%) Internet
11 21 (8.14%) VoIP
12 18 (6.98%) IP Telephony
13 17 (6.59%) DDNS
14 15 (5.81%) Network Security
15 13 (5.04%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (5.04%) SSH
16 12 (4.65%) NAS
17 11 (4.26%) SMTP
18 10 (3.88%) BGP
19 9 (3.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.08%) MySQL
3 14 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.78%) DB2
7 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (3.88%) Subversion
2 9 (3.49%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.10%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.39%) Ant
General
1 31 (12.02%) Finance
2 14 (5.43%) Marketing
3 10 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.94%) Retail
5 3 (1.16%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (20.54%) Support Engineer
2 39 (15.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 28 (10.85%) Analyst
3 28 (10.85%) Network Engineer
4 22 (8.53%) Developer
5 21 (8.14%) IT Support
6 20 (7.75%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (6.98%) Senior Support Engineer
8 17 (6.59%) Administrator
9 16 (6.20%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (5.81%) Web Developer
10 15 (5.81%) Support Analyst
10 15 (5.81%) Server Engineer
11 13 (5.04%) Technical Engineer
11 13 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
13 11 (4.26%) PHP Developer
13 11 (4.26%) Support Technician
14 10 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.30%) jQuery
2 18 (6.98%) HTML
3 15 (5.81%) HTML5
4 12 (4.65%) CSS
5 11 (4.26%) XHTML
6 9 (3.49%) CSS3
7 6 (2.33%) Zend Framework
7 6 (2.33%) Ajax
7 6 (2.33%) JavaBeans
7 6 (2.33%) SOAP
8 5 (1.94%) Flash
8 5 (1.94%) Classic ASP
9 4 (1.55%) .NET
9 4 (1.55%) LAMP
9 4 (1.55%) RESTful
10 3 (1.16%) Sass
11 2 (0.78%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.65%) Clustering
4 9 (3.49%) EqualLogic
4 9 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.10%) GIS
5 8 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.55%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.78%) Replication
8 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.39%) VLE
8 1 (0.39%) CMDB
8 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.39%) iPhone
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 203 (78.68%) Windows
2 121 (46.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (23.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (17.44%) Linux
6 40 (15.50%) Windows XP
7 34 (13.18%) Windows 7
7 34 (13.18%) Windows 8
8 21 (8.14%) Apple iOS
9 16 (6.20%) Android
10 11 (4.26%) Windows Vista
11 8 (3.10%) Ubuntu
12 7 (2.71%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.94%) VMS
13 5 (1.94%) UNIX
14 4 (1.55%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.78%) AIX
15 2 (0.78%) Solaris
15 2 (0.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.28%) ITIL
2 21 (8.14%) MVC
3 15 (5.81%) OO
3 15 (5.81%) Service Delivery
4 14 (5.43%) Load Balancing
5 12 (4.65%) OOP
6 11 (4.26%) Network Design
7 10 (3.88%) Migration
7 10 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.49%) SEO
8 9 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.10%) Network Management
9 8 (3.10%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (3.10%) PRINCE
10 7 (2.71%) E-Commerce
10 7 (2.71%) Security Management
10 7 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.71%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.33%) iOS Development
11 6 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.30%) PHP
1 24 (9.30%) SQL
2 19 (7.36%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.26%) PHP5
4 7 (2.71%) Python
5 6 (2.33%) C#
6 5 (1.94%) ActionScript
6 5 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.94%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (1.55%) Perl
8 2 (0.78%) C++
8 2 (0.78%) Java
8 2 (0.78%) VBScript
8 2 (0.78%) VB
8 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.78%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (18.22%) MCSE
3 44 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (13.18%) CCNA
5 29 (11.24%) MCSA
6 25 (9.69%) Degree
7 24 (9.30%) CCNP
8 15 (5.81%) MCITP
9 14 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (4.65%) CCA
10 12 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.55%) VCP4
11 4 (1.55%) CCIP
11 4 (1.55%) CCIE
11 4 (1.55%) MCP
11 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.16%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.78%) CCSE
13 2 (0.78%) HNC
13 2 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.88%) SLA
2 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (56.20%) Active Directory
2 84 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (19.38%) vSphere
4 39 (15.12%) Hyper-V
5 20 (7.75%) XenApp
6 11 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.10%) vCloud
7 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (2.71%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.33%) Terminal Services
9 6 (2.33%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.94%) Squid
10 5 (1.94%) XenServer
11 4 (1.55%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.78%) Postfix
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.39%) Xen
13 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.39%) IAG
Systems Management
1 13 (5.04%) SCCM
1 13 (5.04%) Backup Exec
2 11 (4.26%) SCOM
3 9 (3.49%) Nagios
4 6 (2.33%) cPanel
5 5 (1.94%) WSUS
5 5 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.55%) MOM
7 2 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.78%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.78%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.39%) Cacti
8 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 144 (55.81%) VMware
2 125 (48.45%) Microsoft
3 84 (32.56%) Citrix
4 61 (23.64%) Cisco
5 40 (15.50%) HP
6 27 (10.47%) Apple
7 22 (8.53%) Symantec
8 18 (6.98%) NetApp
9 17 (6.59%) EMC
10 13 (5.04%) Dell
11 12 (4.65%) Juniper
11 12 (4.65%) CheckPoint
11 12 (4.65%) WatchGuard
12 11 (4.26%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.88%) SonicWALL
13 10 (3.88%) Avaya
14 7 (2.71%) Brocade
15 6 (2.33%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.33%) Zend
16 5 (1.94%) Adobe
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Canon
Salary: £27945 - £36180 per annum + £4,300-£5,300 + company car/car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Company Car + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Kidderminster
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago