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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 91 136 119
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -17
Permanent jobs citing DNS 130 61 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.64% 1.38% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.08% 7.87% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 111 52 62
Average salary £31,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £39,400
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -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
761 775 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.45% 17.52% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 677 608 695
Average salary £35,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Shropshire +8 31 £30,500 -6.15% 1
Birmingham +3 31 £35,000 -28.93% 8
Staffordshire +21 25 £22,500 +2.27% 1
Warwickshire -3 7 £36,500 +13.17% 1
Solihull +4 6 £41,250 -0.60% 3
Worcestershire +13 5 £31,500 +8.62% 4
Walsall +1 5 £29,000 -47.27%
Coventry -8 5 £29,500 -21.33% 2
Wolverhampton -6 3 £32,500 -5.79% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £23,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 209 (84.96%) Windows
2 152 (61.79%) Active Directory
3 145 (58.94%) VMware
4 143 (58.13%) DHCP
5 127 (51.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 121 (49.19%) Microsoft
7 112 (45.53%) TCP/IP
8 94 (38.21%) MS Exchange
9 89 (36.18%) Citrix
10 81 (32.93%) LAN
11 79 (32.11%) Firewall
12 74 (30.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 71 (28.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 71 (28.86%) SAN
13 71 (28.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 70 (28.46%) WAN
15 66 (26.83%) Cisco
16 65 (26.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 59 (23.98%) VPN
17 59 (23.98%) SQL Server
18 55 (22.36%) Exchange Server 2010
19 53 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
20 50 (20.33%) MCSE
20 50 (20.33%) Hyper-V
21 47 (19.11%) MS Excel
22 44 (17.89%) vSphere
23 43 (17.48%) Windows XP
24 42 (17.07%) ITIL
25 40 (16.26%) HP
25 40 (16.26%) CCNA

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 94 (38.21%) MS Exchange
2 55 (22.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (13.41%) IIS
4 28 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (8.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (5.28%) Apache
9 11 (4.47%) CMS
10 7 (2.85%) Lync
11 6 (2.44%) EPiServer CMS
11 6 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (2.44%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.63%) nginx
12 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.63%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.63%) Node.js
13 3 (1.22%) WordPress
14 2 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.81%) GlassFish
Applications
1 47 (19.11%) MS Excel
2 26 (10.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.91%) Office 365
2 14 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.44%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 143 (58.13%) DHCP
2 112 (45.53%) TCP/IP
3 81 (32.93%) LAN
4 79 (32.11%) Firewall
5 71 (28.86%) SAN
6 70 (28.46%) WAN
7 59 (23.98%) VPN
8 36 (14.63%) VLAN
9 29 (11.79%) Wireless
10 25 (10.16%) Internet
11 24 (9.76%) DDNS
12 19 (7.72%) VoIP
13 17 (6.91%) NAS
14 15 (6.10%) Network Security
15 14 (5.69%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (5.69%) IP Telephony
16 12 (4.88%) RIP
16 12 (4.88%) EIGRP
16 12 (4.88%) OSPF
16 12 (4.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (23.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (6.10%) MySQL
4 8 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (3.66%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.44%) Subversion
3 4 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.22%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.41%) Ant
General
1 26 (10.57%) Finance
2 13 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.03%) Retail
4 3 (1.22%) Marketing
4 3 (1.22%) Legal
5 2 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (21.14%) Support Engineer
2 39 (15.85%) 3rd Line Support
3 29 (11.79%) Analyst
3 29 (11.79%) Network Engineer
4 24 (9.76%) IT Support
5 20 (8.13%) Senior Support Engineer
6 19 (7.72%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (6.50%) Support Technician
7 16 (6.50%) Support Analyst
7 16 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.69%) Technical Engineer
9 13 (5.28%) IT Support Engineer
9 13 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.28%) Administrator
10 12 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.07%) Server Support
11 10 (4.07%) Consultant
11 10 (4.07%) Server Engineer
12 9 (3.66%) IT Support Technician
12 9 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.66%) HTML
1 9 (3.66%) jQuery
1 9 (3.66%) HTML5
2 7 (2.85%) CSS3
2 7 (2.85%) CSS
3 5 (2.03%) XHTML
4 4 (1.63%) RESTful
4 4 (1.63%) LAMP
4 4 (1.63%) .NET
5 3 (1.22%) Classic ASP
5 3 (1.22%) Web Services
5 3 (1.22%) Flash
5 3 (1.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (0.81%) SOAP
6 2 (0.81%) COM
6 2 (0.81%) Ajax
6 2 (0.81%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.81%) Zend Framework
6 2 (0.81%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.72%) Clustering
2 18 (7.32%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.66%) EqualLogic
6 8 (3.25%) GIS
7 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.81%) Replication
10 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 209 (84.96%) Windows
2 127 (51.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (28.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 71 (28.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (17.48%) Windows XP
5 36 (14.63%) Windows 8
6 34 (13.82%) Windows 7
6 34 (13.82%) Linux
7 19 (7.72%) Apple iOS
8 13 (5.28%) Android
9 9 (3.66%) Windows Vista
10 8 (3.25%) Ubuntu
11 7 (2.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (2.03%) VMS
13 4 (1.63%) Windows NT
14 3 (1.22%) UNIX
14 3 (1.22%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.41%) Debian
15 1 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.07%) ITIL
2 22 (8.94%) Service Delivery
3 15 (6.10%) Load Balancing
4 12 (4.88%) Network Design
5 10 (4.07%) Network Management
6 9 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (3.66%) MVC
6 9 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (3.66%) Migration
6 9 (3.66%) OO
6 9 (3.66%) E-Commerce
7 8 (3.25%) PRINCE
7 8 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (2.85%) Supply Chain Management
8 7 (2.85%) Time Management
9 6 (2.44%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.03%) Service Management
10 5 (2.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.60%) SQL
2 7 (2.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.03%) PHP5
3 5 (2.03%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.03%) PHP
4 4 (1.63%) C
4 4 (1.63%) C#
5 3 (1.22%) ActionScript
5 3 (1.22%) ActionScript 3.0
6 2 (0.81%) VBScript
6 2 (0.81%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 65 (26.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (20.33%) MCSE
4 40 (16.26%) CCNA
5 28 (11.38%) MCSA
6 23 (9.35%) CCNP
6 23 (9.35%) Degree
7 19 (7.72%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (6.50%) MCITP
9 14 (5.69%) CCA
10 11 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.44%) Security Cleared
11 6 (2.44%) CCIE
12 4 (1.63%) MCP
12 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.63%) VCP4
13 3 (1.22%) MCTS
13 3 (1.22%) CCSE
13 3 (1.22%) CCIP
14 2 (0.81%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (61.79%) Active Directory
2 74 (30.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (20.33%) Hyper-V
4 44 (17.89%) vSphere
5 16 (6.50%) XenApp
6 11 (4.47%) Terminal Services
7 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (3.25%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.25%) vCloud
9 6 (2.44%) XenServer
10 5 (2.03%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.63%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.41%) Xen
13 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.41%) IAG
13 1 (0.41%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (5.69%) SCCM
2 13 (5.28%) Nagios
2 13 (5.28%) Backup Exec
3 8 (3.25%) SCOM
4 5 (2.03%) WSUS
5 4 (1.63%) MOM
6 3 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.22%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.81%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.81%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.41%) Cacti
8 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 145 (58.94%) VMware
2 121 (49.19%) Microsoft
3 89 (36.18%) Citrix
4 66 (26.83%) Cisco
5 40 (16.26%) HP
6 30 (12.20%) Apple
7 18 (7.32%) EMC
8 17 (6.91%) Symantec
8 17 (6.91%) NetApp
9 14 (5.69%) Avaya
9 14 (5.69%) Dell
10 13 (5.28%) CheckPoint
10 13 (5.28%) WatchGuard
10 13 (5.28%) SonicWALL
11 12 (4.88%) Juniper
12 10 (4.07%) Brocade
13 8 (3.25%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.44%) Fortinet
14 6 (2.44%) EPiServer
15 5 (2.03%) 3PAR
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Good Benefits + Training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Britvic
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16500 - £22500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Canon
Salary: £27945 - £36180 per annum + £4372 to £5348 OTE + co car/car allowance
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Proto Labs Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago