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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 108 88 112
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Permanent jobs citing DNS 121 158 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.08% 2.92% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.67% 18.54% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 111 131 77
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £42,500 £54,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
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
885 852 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.21% 15.77% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 794 721 779
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Birmingham +14 46 £37,500 +14.50% 1
Staffordshire +9 21 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Shropshire -7 18 £21,750 -40.00% 1
Worcestershire 0 9 £35,500 +21.36% 2
Warwickshire -22 7 £37,500 +19.04% 2
Coventry -37 6 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Herefordshire - 6 £46,250 -
Dudley - 4 £29,000 -
Solihull -4 2 £32,500 -23.52%
Wolverhampton +5 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield -2 1 £27,500 -21.42%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 161 (72.52%) Windows
2 140 (63.06%) Active Directory
3 121 (54.50%) DHCP
4 118 (53.15%) TCP/IP
5 110 (49.55%) VMware
6 103 (46.40%) MS Exchange
7 98 (44.14%) Microsoft
8 97 (43.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 85 (38.29%) Cisco
10 78 (35.14%) Firewall
11 71 (31.98%) Exchange Server 2010
12 68 (30.63%) VPN
12 68 (30.63%) WAN
12 68 (30.63%) LAN
13 67 (30.18%) Citrix
14 64 (28.83%) SAN
14 64 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 62 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
16 53 (23.87%) CCNA
16 53 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (23.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 52 (23.42%) SQL Server
18 49 (22.07%) Microsoft Certification
19 41 (18.47%) ITIL
19 41 (18.47%) Hyper-V
20 40 (18.02%) Linux
20 40 (18.02%) MS Office
21 38 (17.12%) VLAN
22 37 (16.67%) Wireless
22 37 (16.67%) MCSE

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 103 (46.40%) MS Exchange
2 71 (31.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (14.86%) IIS
4 30 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (6.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (5.86%) SharePoint
9 12 (5.41%) Apache
10 6 (2.70%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.70%) Lync
11 3 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.45%) CMS
12 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 40 (18.02%) MS Office
2 33 (14.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.21%) Office 365
2 4 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (1.80%) CloudFront
2 4 (1.80%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 121 (54.50%) DHCP
2 118 (53.15%) TCP/IP
3 78 (35.14%) Firewall
4 68 (30.63%) VPN
4 68 (30.63%) LAN
4 68 (30.63%) WAN
5 64 (28.83%) SAN
6 38 (17.12%) VLAN
7 37 (16.67%) Wireless
8 30 (13.51%) VoIP
9 28 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (9.01%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (9.01%) BGP
11 19 (8.56%) OSPF
12 17 (7.66%) IP Telephony
13 16 (7.21%) DDNS
14 15 (6.76%) EIGRP
14 15 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (6.76%) Internet
14 15 (6.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (8.11%) MySQL
4 12 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.45%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (2.25%) RequisitePro
2 4 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.80%) Hudson
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (11.71%) Finance
2 10 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.70%) Legal
3 6 (2.70%) Marketing
4 4 (1.80%) Publishing
4 4 (1.80%) Games
5 3 (1.35%) German Language
6 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 40 (18.02%) Support Engineer
2 33 (14.86%) Analyst
2 33 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 21 (9.46%) Network Engineer
5 18 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 16 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (6.76%) Administrator
7 15 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (6.31%) Support Technician
9 13 (5.86%) Support Analyst
9 13 (5.86%) Technical Engineer
10 12 (5.41%) IT Support
11 11 (4.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 11 (4.95%) Network Analyst
12 10 (4.50%) Architect
13 9 (4.05%) Consultant
13 9 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (4.05%) Infrastructure Manager
14 8 (3.60%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.05%) HTML
2 8 (3.60%) HTML5
3 5 (2.25%) jQuery
3 5 (2.25%) CSS
3 5 (2.25%) Web Services
4 4 (1.80%) Flash
4 4 (1.80%) Classic ASP
4 4 (1.80%) Memcached
4 4 (1.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.81%) Clustering
2 22 (9.91%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.31%) Blackberry
4 11 (4.95%) EqualLogic
4 11 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.15%) Replication
7 6 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.90%) FMCG
11 1 (0.45%) iPhone
11 1 (0.45%) GIS
11 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.45%) iPad
11 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 161 (72.52%) Windows
2 97 (43.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (23.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (18.02%) Linux
6 30 (13.51%) Windows 8
7 28 (12.61%) Windows 7
8 21 (9.46%) Windows XP
9 11 (4.95%) Apple iOS
10 9 (4.05%) UNIX
10 9 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.15%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.80%) CentOS
13 3 (1.35%) Solaris
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.47%) ITIL
2 19 (8.56%) Load Balancing
3 18 (8.11%) Service Delivery
3 18 (8.11%) Network Design
4 12 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (4.05%) Project Management
5 9 (4.05%) Migration
5 9 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (3.60%) Change Management
7 7 (3.15%) High Availability
8 6 (2.70%) Time Management
8 6 (2.70%) Service Management
8 6 (2.70%) Scrum
8 6 (2.70%) Server Building
9 5 (2.25%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (2.25%) CRM
9 5 (2.25%) ETL
9 5 (2.25%) Network Management
9 5 (2.25%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.06%) SQL
2 15 (6.76%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.50%) PHP
3 10 (4.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.70%) Perl
5 5 (2.25%) C
6 4 (1.80%) C#
6 4 (1.80%) Java
6 4 (1.80%) ActionScript
6 4 (1.80%) ActionScript 3.0
6 4 (1.80%) Ruby
6 4 (1.80%) PHP5
7 3 (1.35%) Python
8 1 (0.45%) VBScript
8 1 (0.45%) VB
8 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (23.87%) CCNA
3 49 (22.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (16.67%) MCSE
5 26 (11.71%) MCITP
6 21 (9.46%) CCNP
7 18 (8.11%) MCSA
8 11 (4.95%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (4.95%) MCTS
9 10 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (4.50%) Degree
10 6 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.70%) CCA
11 5 (2.25%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.80%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.80%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.35%) CCIE
14 2 (0.90%) CCDP
14 2 (0.90%) PMP
14 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 140 (63.06%) Active Directory
2 53 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (18.47%) Hyper-V
4 24 (10.81%) vSphere
5 15 (6.76%) XenApp
6 11 (4.95%) Terminal Services
6 11 (4.95%) VMware ESX
7 10 (4.50%) Terminal Server
8 5 (2.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (2.25%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.80%) Varnish
10 3 (1.35%) XenServer
10 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.90%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.90%) Xen
12 1 (0.45%) NFS
12 1 (0.45%) Squid
12 1 (0.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 22 (9.91%) SCCM
2 16 (7.21%) SCOM
3 7 (3.15%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.70%) Nagios
5 5 (2.25%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.80%) SELinux
6 4 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.90%) WSUS
8 1 (0.45%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.45%) MOM
Vendors
1 110 (49.55%) VMware
2 98 (44.14%) Microsoft
3 85 (38.29%) Cisco
4 67 (30.18%) Citrix
5 24 (10.81%) HP
6 17 (7.66%) Dell
6 17 (7.66%) CheckPoint
7 12 (5.41%) Avaya
7 12 (5.41%) Apple
8 11 (4.95%) F5
9 10 (4.50%) Veeam
10 9 (4.05%) Symantec
10 9 (4.05%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.60%) EMC
12 7 (3.15%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (2.70%) Brocade
13 6 (2.70%) SonicWALL
14 5 (2.25%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.25%) Sophos
14 5 (2.25%) NetApp
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