The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 87 128 99
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -29
Permanent jobs citing DNS 140 90 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.60% 1.62% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.93% 9.96% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 111 73 92
Average salary £30,000 £33,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £49,400 £45,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
879 904 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.34% 16.24% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 723 763 735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
DNS
England

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 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 1 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 +23 29 £31,250 -14.38% 6
Coventry 0 23 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Warwickshire +21 15 £31,500 +57.50% 1
Shropshire -1 15 £35,000 +84.21% 4
Staffordshire -3 12 £22,500 -30.76%
Worcestershire - 11 £30,000 - 3
Solihull +1 10 £42,500 +39.34%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £20,000 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 198 (73.33%) Windows
2 156 (57.78%) DHCP
3 151 (55.93%) Active Directory
4 121 (44.81%) VMware
5 112 (41.48%) Microsoft
6 91 (33.70%) Linux
7 90 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 84 (31.11%) TCP/IP
9 76 (28.15%) MS Exchange
10 74 (27.41%) Cisco
11 70 (25.93%) Citrix
11 70 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (25.19%) Firewall
13 56 (20.74%) PHP
14 55 (20.37%) MySQL
14 55 (20.37%) SQL Server
15 54 (20.00%) SAN
16 51 (18.89%) MS Excel
17 48 (17.78%) LAN
17 48 (17.78%) WAN
17 48 (17.78%) Finance
18 47 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
18 47 (17.41%) VPN
19 46 (17.04%) IIS
20 45 (16.67%) Apache
21 44 (16.30%) vSphere
21 44 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2010
22 43 (15.93%) Windows 7
23 42 (15.56%) MS Office
23 42 (15.56%) JavaScript

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 76 (28.15%) MS Exchange
2 46 (17.04%) IIS
3 45 (16.67%) Apache
4 44 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (9.63%) WordPress
7 24 (8.89%) CMS
7 24 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (5.19%) SharePoint
11 13 (4.81%) Lync
12 12 (4.44%) Moodle
13 11 (4.07%) nginx
14 9 (3.33%) Tomcat
15 5 (1.85%) GlassFish
15 5 (1.85%) Apache Solr
15 5 (1.85%) OpenStack
15 5 (1.85%) MTS
16 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (18.89%) MS Excel
2 42 (15.56%) MS Office
3 15 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (2.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.37%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.85%) Office 365
2 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 156 (57.78%) DHCP
2 84 (31.11%) TCP/IP
3 68 (25.19%) Firewall
4 54 (20.00%) SAN
5 48 (17.78%) LAN
5 48 (17.78%) WAN
6 47 (17.41%) VPN
7 36 (13.33%) SSL
8 33 (12.22%) VLAN
9 30 (11.11%) SSH
10 26 (9.63%) HTTP
11 20 (7.41%) NAS
12 19 (7.04%) SMTP
12 19 (7.04%) VoIP
13 17 (6.30%) SNMP
14 16 (5.93%) IP Telephony
15 14 (5.19%) LDAP
15 14 (5.19%) Wireless
16 11 (4.07%) Network Security
16 11 (4.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.37%) MySQL
1 55 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (4.07%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.74%) DB2
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (4.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.22%) Subversion
2 6 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (17.78%) Finance
2 21 (7.78%) Marketing
3 17 (6.30%) Publishing
4 10 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.33%) Banking
6 6 (2.22%) Retail
7 4 (1.48%) Back Office
8 3 (1.11%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (23.70%) Support Engineer
2 37 (13.70%) Developer
3 32 (11.85%) Administrator
4 31 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (10.74%) Analyst
6 24 (8.89%) Web Developer
7 22 (8.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
9 16 (5.93%) Consultant
9 16 (5.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 16 (5.93%) Network Analyst
10 14 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (5.19%) Senior Network Analyst
10 14 (5.19%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 13 (4.81%) PHP Developer
11 13 (4.81%) Technical Support
12 12 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.44%) IT Support
13 11 (4.07%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.33%) jQuery
2 32 (11.85%) HTML
3 27 (10.00%) CSS
4 21 (7.78%) HTML5
5 19 (7.04%) LAMP
6 16 (5.93%) CSS3
7 15 (5.56%) XHTML
8 8 (2.96%) Flash
8 8 (2.96%) Classic ASP
9 6 (2.22%) COM
10 5 (1.85%) Zend Framework
10 5 (1.85%) Ajax
10 5 (1.85%) Memcached
10 5 (1.85%) SOAP
10 5 (1.85%) JavaBeans
11 4 (1.48%) Sass
12 3 (1.11%) .NET
13 2 (0.74%) Web Services
13 2 (0.74%) XML
13 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.19%) Blackberry
1 14 (5.19%) Open Source
2 11 (4.07%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.07%) Replication
3 10 (3.70%) CLARiiON
4 8 (2.96%) VLE
5 5 (1.85%) Clustering
6 4 (1.48%) PKI
7 3 (1.11%) Wiki
7 3 (1.11%) iPhone
7 3 (1.11%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.37%) CMDB
9 1 (0.37%) iPad
9 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 198 (73.33%) Windows
2 91 (33.70%) Linux
3 90 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (15.93%) Windows 7
5 34 (12.59%) Windows XP
6 31 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (10.37%) UNIX
8 26 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (9.26%) Windows 8
10 15 (5.56%) Debian
11 12 (4.44%) AIX
11 12 (4.44%) Solaris
12 10 (3.70%) HPUX
12 10 (3.70%) Ubuntu
13 8 (2.96%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.96%) Android
13 8 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.85%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.70%) ITIL
1 37 (13.70%) Load Balancing
2 25 (9.26%) MVC
3 23 (8.52%) Time Management
4 17 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (6.30%) Service Delivery
4 17 (6.30%) Change Control
5 14 (5.19%) OOP
5 14 (5.19%) OO
6 13 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (4.81%) Network Design
6 13 (4.81%) SEO
7 12 (4.44%) Content Management
8 10 (3.70%) Migration
9 9 (3.33%) Software Deployment
9 9 (3.33%) Security Management
9 9 (3.33%) Project Management
10 8 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.59%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (2.59%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.74%) PHP
2 42 (15.56%) JavaScript
3 34 (12.59%) SQL
4 31 (11.48%) Perl
5 30 (11.11%) Python
5 30 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 29 (10.74%) Bash Shell
7 13 (4.81%) PHP5
8 8 (2.96%) ActionScript
8 8 (2.96%) ActionScript 3.0
9 7 (2.59%) Java
10 5 (1.85%) C#
10 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.74%) C++
11 2 (0.74%) C
11 2 (0.74%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 47 (17.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (14.81%) MCSE
3 27 (10.00%) Degree
3 27 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (9.63%) CCNA
4 26 (9.63%) MCITP
5 17 (6.30%) MCSA
6 16 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (3.33%) MCP
7 9 (3.33%) CCNP
8 8 (2.96%) Security Cleared
9 5 (1.85%) MCTS
9 5 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.11%) CCEE
10 3 (1.11%) RHCE
10 3 (1.11%) CCA
10 3 (1.11%) CCIP
10 3 (1.11%) CCIE
11 2 (0.74%) CCEA
11 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 151 (55.93%) Active Directory
2 70 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (16.30%) vSphere
4 28 (10.37%) XenApp
5 26 (9.63%) Hyper-V
6 25 (9.26%) Forefront TMG
7 24 (8.89%) VMware ESX
8 19 (7.04%) Squid
9 12 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (4.44%) XenDesktop
10 10 (3.70%) ISA Server
10 10 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (2.96%) Shibboleth
11 8 (2.96%) XenServer
12 7 (2.59%) Postfix
12 7 (2.59%) UAG
13 6 (2.22%) IAG
14 5 (1.85%) Sendmail
14 5 (1.85%) Varnish
15 4 (1.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (12.22%) WSUS
2 23 (8.52%) SCCM
2 23 (8.52%) Backup Exec
3 13 (4.81%) SCOM
4 7 (2.59%) Plesk
5 6 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (2.22%) Cacti
6 5 (1.85%) Nagios
7 4 (1.48%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.11%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.74%) SCSM
10 1 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.37%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.37%) MOM
10 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 121 (44.81%) VMware
2 112 (41.48%) Microsoft
3 74 (27.41%) Cisco
4 70 (25.93%) Citrix
5 32 (11.85%) NetApp
6 28 (10.37%) HP
7 20 (7.41%) Dell
7 20 (7.41%) EMC
8 19 (7.04%) Apple
9 18 (6.67%) Altiris
9 18 (6.67%) Symantec
10 15 (5.56%) Sun
11 13 (4.81%) Fujitsu
11 13 (4.81%) Oracle
12 12 (4.44%) Adobe
12 12 (4.44%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.70%) StorageTek
13 10 (3.70%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.70%) IBM
14 8 (2.96%) Red Hat
Coventry
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Metropolitan Police Service
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Metropolitan Police Service
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £17000 - £18700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Telford
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + on call payments
Posted: 24 days ago