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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 123 111 89
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -22
Permanent jobs citing DNS 111 97 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.95% 1.84% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.59% 11.66% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 98 80 113
Average salary £30,000 £32,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £49,550 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
958 832 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.87% 15.81% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 799 681 652
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,350
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 October 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 October 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 +18 43 £28,728 -23.39% 12
Warwickshire +2 12 £31,500 -16.00% 3
Coventry -26 11 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Worcestershire -3 10 £30,000 -11.11% 2
Shropshire +4 9 £42,500 +107.31% 3
Solihull +1 8 £34,750 +54.44%
Staffordshire -14 8 £24,500 +4.25%
Walsall - 4 £26,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 177 (71.95%) Windows
2 148 (60.16%) DHCP
3 132 (53.66%) Active Directory
4 120 (48.78%) VMware
5 109 (44.31%) Microsoft
5 109 (44.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (37.80%) TCP/IP
7 79 (32.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 78 (31.71%) MS Exchange
9 67 (27.24%) Citrix
10 59 (23.98%) SQL Server
10 59 (23.98%) Firewall
11 56 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 53 (21.54%) Linux
13 51 (20.73%) Cisco
14 50 (20.33%) LAN
15 49 (19.92%) WAN
16 48 (19.51%) Finance
16 48 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
17 47 (19.11%) MS Excel
18 46 (18.70%) MCSE
18 46 (18.70%) VPN
18 46 (18.70%) vSphere
19 45 (18.29%) ITIL
20 44 (17.89%) SAN
21 43 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
22 42 (17.07%) MySQL
23 41 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
24 39 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2007
24 39 (15.85%) PHP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 78 (31.71%) MS Exchange
2 48 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (10.98%) IIS
4 27 (10.98%) CMS
5 26 (10.57%) Apache
6 22 (8.94%) WordPress
7 19 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (5.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (3.66%) Lync
11 8 (3.25%) nginx
12 6 (2.44%) GlassFish
13 5 (2.03%) SharePoint
13 5 (2.03%) MTS
13 5 (2.03%) OpenStack
14 4 (1.63%) EPiServer CMS
14 4 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (1.22%) Tomcat
15 3 (1.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (19.11%) MS Excel
2 24 (9.76%) MS Office
3 5 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.03%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.41%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.41%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.44%) Office 365
3 4 (1.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (60.16%) DHCP
2 93 (37.80%) TCP/IP
3 59 (23.98%) Firewall
4 50 (20.33%) LAN
5 49 (19.92%) WAN
6 46 (18.70%) VPN
7 44 (17.89%) SAN
8 19 (7.72%) VLAN
9 18 (7.32%) SSH
9 18 (7.32%) IP Telephony
10 16 (6.50%) VoIP
11 15 (6.10%) Internet
12 13 (5.28%) Wireless
13 12 (4.88%) SSL
14 11 (4.47%) LDAP
15 9 (3.66%) HTTP
15 9 (3.66%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (3.25%) Multicast
16 8 (3.25%) NAS
17 7 (2.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (23.98%) SQL Server
2 42 (17.07%) MySQL
3 14 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.81%) DB2
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.28%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.66%) Subversion
3 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 48 (19.51%) Finance
2 21 (8.54%) Marketing
3 5 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.63%) Back Office
5 3 (1.22%) Banking
5 3 (1.22%) Retail
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (21.95%) Support Engineer
2 34 (13.82%) Developer
3 33 (13.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 27 (10.98%) Analyst
5 26 (10.57%) Administrator
6 23 (9.35%) Web Developer
6 23 (9.35%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (6.50%) Network Engineer
8 16 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.69%) PHP Developer
10 13 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (4.88%) Technical Support
11 12 (4.88%) Server Engineer
12 11 (4.47%) Senior Support Engineer
12 11 (4.47%) IT Support
13 10 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (4.07%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 9 (3.66%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.23%) jQuery
2 28 (11.38%) HTML
3 22 (8.94%) CSS
3 22 (8.94%) HTML5
4 16 (6.50%) CSS3
5 14 (5.69%) XHTML
6 8 (3.25%) Flash
6 8 (3.25%) Classic ASP
7 6 (2.44%) Ajax
7 6 (2.44%) Zend Framework
7 6 (2.44%) SOAP
7 6 (2.44%) JavaBeans
8 5 (2.03%) Memcached
9 4 (1.63%) Sass
9 4 (1.63%) LAMP
10 3 (1.22%) .NET
10 3 (1.22%) RESTful
11 2 (0.81%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.10%) Blackberry
3 14 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.66%) EqualLogic
5 6 (2.44%) GIS
5 6 (2.44%) Clustering
6 4 (1.63%) Replication
6 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.22%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.22%) PKI
8 2 (0.81%) iPhone
9 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.41%) VLE
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.41%) CMDB
9 1 (0.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 177 (71.95%) Windows
2 109 (44.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (21.54%) Linux
4 43 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (15.04%) Windows XP
7 34 (13.82%) Windows 7
8 27 (10.98%) Windows 8
9 15 (6.10%) Apple iOS
10 10 (4.07%) Android
11 9 (3.66%) UNIX
12 7 (2.85%) Windows Vista
13 5 (2.03%) VMS
13 5 (2.03%) Debian
13 5 (2.03%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.63%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.81%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.81%) AIX
16 2 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.29%) ITIL
2 26 (10.57%) MVC
3 19 (7.72%) Load Balancing
4 17 (6.91%) OO
5 16 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.10%) OOP
7 13 (5.28%) SEO
7 13 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (3.66%) E-Commerce
8 9 (3.66%) Security Management
9 8 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (3.25%) Migration
10 6 (2.44%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.44%) iOS Development
10 6 (2.44%) Content Management
10 6 (2.44%) Service Management
10 6 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.44%) PRINCE
11 5 (2.03%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.85%) PHP
2 34 (13.82%) JavaScript
3 16 (6.50%) Python
3 16 (6.50%) SQL
4 14 (5.69%) PHP5
5 10 (4.07%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.25%) ActionScript 3.0
6 8 (3.25%) ActionScript
7 7 (2.85%) Perl
7 7 (2.85%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.03%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.03%) C#
9 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.81%) C++
9 2 (0.81%) Java
10 1 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.41%) VBScript
10 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (18.70%) MCSE
3 38 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (13.41%) Degree
5 31 (12.60%) CCNA
5 31 (12.60%) MCSA
6 21 (8.54%) CCNP
7 20 (8.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (7.72%) MCITP
9 8 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (2.85%) CCA
11 6 (2.44%) CCIP
11 6 (2.44%) CCIE
12 4 (1.63%) VCP4
12 4 (1.63%) MCP
13 3 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.22%) HNC
13 3 (1.22%) HND
13 3 (1.22%) Security Cleared
14 1 (0.41%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.25%) SLA
System Software
1 132 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 79 (32.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (18.70%) vSphere
4 27 (10.98%) XenApp
5 21 (8.54%) Hyper-V
6 15 (6.10%) VMware ESX
7 13 (5.28%) Squid
8 11 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.85%) XenServer
9 7 (2.85%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.03%) vCloud
11 4 (1.63%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.81%) Postfix
13 2 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.41%) Samba
14 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (5.69%) SCOM
2 13 (5.28%) Backup Exec
2 13 (5.28%) SCCM
3 9 (3.66%) WSUS
4 5 (2.03%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.03%) Plesk
5 4 (1.63%) MOM
6 2 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.81%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.81%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 120 (48.78%) VMware
2 109 (44.31%) Microsoft
3 67 (27.24%) Citrix
4 51 (20.73%) Cisco
5 26 (10.57%) HP
6 22 (8.94%) Apple
7 21 (8.54%) Dell
7 21 (8.54%) Symantec
8 19 (7.72%) NetApp
9 16 (6.50%) EMC
10 12 (4.88%) Adobe
11 10 (4.07%) Juniper
12 9 (3.66%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.25%) CheckPoint
14 7 (2.85%) WatchGuard
15 6 (2.44%) SonicWALL
15 6 (2.44%) Zend
16 4 (1.63%) EPiServer
16 4 (1.63%) Google
16 4 (1.63%) 3PAR
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Capita
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Coventry University
Salary: £30,438 - £38,517
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Capita
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £44999 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sanderson
Salary: £250000.00 - £350000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £30,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TelXL
Salary: From £23,000 to £29,000 per annum dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Rugby
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago