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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 116 91 89
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Permanent jobs citing DNS 102 127 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 2.57% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 16.73% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 87 121 104
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
793 759 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.82% 15.39% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 675 656 746
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 May 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 1 May 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 -11 27 £38,750 -3.12% 8
Shropshire -6 20 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Worcestershire +4 13 £24,000 -5.88% 1
Wolverhampton +18 10 £36,000 +80.00%
Staffordshire -5 10 £21,500 -4.44% 2
Dudley - 7 £29,000 -
Coventry -33 6 £37,500 +15.38%
Solihull -6 5 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire -12 5 £50,000 +58.73%
Herefordshire +8 4 £27,750 +32.14% 1
Walsall +2 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield -4 1 £27,500 +25.00%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 181 (78.35%) Windows
2 143 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 138 (59.74%) VMware
4 123 (53.25%) DHCP
5 110 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (46.75%) Microsoft
7 104 (45.02%) TCP/IP
8 98 (42.42%) MS Exchange
9 85 (36.80%) Citrix
10 84 (36.36%) Cisco
10 84 (36.36%) Firewall
11 73 (31.60%) LAN
11 73 (31.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 68 (29.44%) SAN
13 67 (29.00%) WAN
14 64 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 63 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
16 61 (26.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 59 (25.54%) VPN
18 53 (22.94%) Cisco Certification
19 50 (21.65%) SQL Server
19 50 (21.65%) Hyper-V
20 43 (18.61%) CCNA
20 43 (18.61%) VLAN
21 42 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
22 41 (17.75%) Linux
23 39 (16.88%) Wireless
24 38 (16.45%) MS Office
25 37 (16.02%) Windows 7
25 37 (16.02%) Windows 8

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 98 (42.42%) MS Exchange
2 63 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (13.85%) IIS
5 20 (8.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (6.49%) Apache
9 12 (5.19%) SharePoint
10 8 (3.46%) Lync
11 6 (2.60%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.73%) CMS
13 3 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.30%) WordPress
13 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.87%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 38 (16.45%) MS Office
2 33 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.79%) Office 365
2 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.73%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (1.73%) CloudFront
3 4 (1.73%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (1.73%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.87%) Symantec.cloud
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (53.25%) DHCP
2 104 (45.02%) TCP/IP
3 84 (36.36%) Firewall
4 73 (31.60%) LAN
5 68 (29.44%) SAN
6 67 (29.00%) WAN
7 59 (25.54%) VPN
8 43 (18.61%) VLAN
9 39 (16.88%) Wireless
10 29 (12.55%) DDNS
11 28 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (10.82%) VoIP
13 22 (9.52%) NAS
14 20 (8.66%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (8.23%) IP Telephony
16 18 (7.79%) Internet
17 17 (7.36%) BGP
18 16 (6.93%) OSPF
18 16 (6.93%) EIGRP
18 16 (6.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.79%) MySQL
2 18 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (4.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.16%) RequisitePro
3 4 (1.73%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) Ant
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (5.63%) Finance
2 12 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.16%) Retail
4 4 (1.73%) Marketing
4 4 (1.73%) Games
4 4 (1.73%) Legal
5 3 (1.30%) Publishing
6 2 (0.87%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (22.51%) Support Engineer
2 32 (13.85%) 3rd Line Support
3 29 (12.55%) Analyst
4 28 (12.12%) Network Engineer
5 25 (10.82%) IT Support
5 25 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (9.52%) Support Technician
7 21 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (7.36%) Technical Engineer
8 17 (7.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (6.49%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 14 (6.06%) IT Support Technician
10 14 (6.06%) Network Analyst
11 13 (5.63%) Support Analyst
12 12 (5.19%) Consultant
13 11 (4.76%) Administrator
13 11 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
14 10 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (4.33%) Network Consultant
15 9 (3.90%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.33%) HTML
2 9 (3.90%) HTML5
3 6 (2.60%) jQuery
3 6 (2.60%) CSS
4 5 (2.16%) Web Services
4 5 (2.16%) CSS3
5 4 (1.73%) Memcached
5 4 (1.73%) Classic ASP
5 4 (1.73%) Flash
6 3 (1.30%) XHTML
7 1 (0.43%) .NET
7 1 (0.43%) COM
7 1 (0.43%) LAMP
7 1 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.55%) Clustering
2 19 (8.23%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.03%) Replication
5 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.73%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) GIS
9 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.43%) Open Source
9 1 (0.43%) iPad
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.43%) iPhone
9 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 181 (78.35%) Windows
2 110 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (31.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (26.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (17.75%) Linux
6 37 (16.02%) Windows 7
6 37 (16.02%) Windows 8
7 30 (12.99%) Windows XP
8 16 (6.93%) Apple iOS
9 12 (5.19%) Ubuntu
10 7 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (2.60%) Android
12 4 (1.73%) CentOS
13 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.87%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.87%) UNIX
14 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.99%) Service Delivery
2 28 (12.12%) ITIL
3 20 (8.66%) Network Design
4 15 (6.49%) Load Balancing
5 13 (5.63%) Migration
6 8 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (3.03%) High Availability
8 6 (2.60%) Network Management
8 6 (2.60%) Scrum
8 6 (2.60%) E-Commerce
9 5 (2.16%) CRM
9 5 (2.16%) ETL
9 5 (2.16%) OO
9 5 (2.16%) Asset Management
9 5 (2.16%) MVC
9 5 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (2.16%) Time Management
9 5 (2.16%) Database Mirroring
9 5 (2.16%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.16%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (3.90%) JavaScript
2 9 (3.90%) PHP
2 9 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.03%) C
4 5 (2.16%) C#
4 5 (2.16%) Perl
5 4 (1.73%) PHP5
5 4 (1.73%) ActionScript 3.0
5 4 (1.73%) Ruby
5 4 (1.73%) Java
5 4 (1.73%) ActionScript
6 2 (0.87%) Python
7 1 (0.43%) VBScript
7 1 (0.43%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (22.94%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (18.61%) CCNA
3 42 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (12.12%) MCSE
5 19 (8.23%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (6.93%) CCNP
7 14 (6.06%) MCITP
8 12 (5.19%) CCA
8 12 (5.19%) MCSA
9 8 (3.46%) Security Cleared
10 7 (3.03%) MCTS
11 4 (1.73%) Degree
11 4 (1.73%) CCSE
11 4 (1.73%) CCIE
12 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.30%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.87%) MCP
13 2 (0.87%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.60%) SLA
2 4 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 64 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (21.65%) Hyper-V
4 34 (14.72%) vSphere
5 17 (7.36%) Terminal Services
6 12 (5.19%) XenApp
7 9 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.16%) XenServer
9 5 (2.16%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.73%) Varnish
11 3 (1.30%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.87%) vCloud
12 2 (0.87%) Xen
12 2 (0.87%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.43%) NFS
13 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.43%) Samba
13 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (9.52%) SCCM
2 15 (6.49%) Nagios
3 5 (2.16%) SCOM
4 4 (1.73%) SELinux
4 4 (1.73%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
6 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.43%) SCSM
Vendors
1 138 (59.74%) VMware
2 108 (46.75%) Microsoft
3 85 (36.80%) Citrix
4 84 (36.36%) Cisco
5 32 (13.85%) HP
6 24 (10.39%) Apple
7 17 (7.36%) Avaya
8 13 (5.63%) CheckPoint
9 11 (4.76%) NetApp
9 11 (4.76%) Brocade
10 10 (4.33%) Dell
11 9 (3.90%) EMC
11 9 (3.90%) Red Hat
11 9 (3.90%) SonicWALL
12 8 (3.46%) Fortinet
13 7 (3.03%) Symantec
13 7 (3.03%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.03%) F5
14 6 (2.60%) WatchGuard
15 5 (2.16%) Sophos
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Enorth Staffing
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £19000.00 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £50,000-£55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, Equipment Budget etc.
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Telford
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to £10,000 bonus, pension, etc.
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago