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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 128 86 94
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +8
Permanent jobs citing DNS 91 143 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.73% 2.79% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.26% 18.08% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 82 137 92
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £44,000 £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
742 791 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.07% 15.41% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 636 690 738
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 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 22 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 -16 25 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Shropshire -11 19 £27,000 -28.00% 4
Worcestershire +8 12 £24,000 -14.28%
Staffordshire 0 12 £21,750 -3.33% 2
Dudley - 7 £29,000 -
Wolverhampton +18 6 £36,000 +80.00% 1
Herefordshire +6 5 £35,500 +69.04%
Warwickshire -13 4 £50,000 +58.73%
Coventry -34 4 £37,000 +23.33% 5
Walsall +3 1 - -
Solihull -12 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 163 (79.51%) Windows
2 135 (65.85%) Active Directory
3 121 (59.02%) VMware
4 108 (52.68%) DHCP
5 101 (49.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (48.29%) Microsoft
7 93 (45.37%) TCP/IP
8 91 (44.39%) MS Exchange
9 77 (37.56%) Citrix
10 73 (35.61%) Cisco
11 71 (34.63%) Firewall
12 67 (32.68%) LAN
13 65 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 63 (30.73%) WAN
15 61 (29.76%) Exchange Server 2010
16 60 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
17 59 (28.78%) SAN
18 55 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 54 (26.34%) VPN
20 48 (23.41%) Cisco Certification
21 47 (22.93%) SQL Server
22 45 (21.95%) Hyper-V
23 41 (20.00%) MS Office
24 39 (19.02%) Microsoft Certification
24 39 (19.02%) CCNA
24 39 (19.02%) Wireless
25 38 (18.54%) Linux
26 35 (17.07%) Windows 7
27 34 (16.59%) Windows 8
27 34 (16.59%) VLAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 91 (44.39%) MS Exchange
2 61 (29.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (15.61%) IIS
4 30 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (8.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (7.32%) Apache
7 15 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (6.34%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.41%) Lync
10 6 (2.93%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.98%) CMS
13 1 (0.49%) WordPress
13 1 (0.49%) EPiServer CMS
13 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 41 (20.00%) MS Office
2 26 (12.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.29%) Office 365
2 4 (1.95%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (1.95%) CloudFront
2 4 (1.95%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.98%) Symantec.cloud
3 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (52.68%) DHCP
2 93 (45.37%) TCP/IP
3 71 (34.63%) Firewall
4 67 (32.68%) LAN
5 63 (30.73%) WAN
6 59 (28.78%) SAN
7 54 (26.34%) VPN
8 39 (19.02%) Wireless
9 34 (16.59%) VLAN
10 27 (13.17%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (11.22%) DDNS
12 19 (9.27%) NAS
13 18 (8.78%) VoIP
14 17 (8.29%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (8.29%) IP Telephony
15 16 (7.80%) Wireshark
16 14 (6.83%) Internet
17 13 (6.34%) Wi-Fi
18 12 (5.85%) BGP
18 12 (5.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.29%) MySQL
4 13 (6.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.49%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.44%) RequisitePro
2 4 (1.95%) Hudson
3 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (6.83%) Finance
2 10 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.44%) Legal
4 4 (1.95%) Games
5 3 (1.46%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Publishing
6 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.98%) German Language
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (23.90%) Support Engineer
2 29 (14.15%) Analyst
3 28 (13.66%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 20 (9.76%) IT Support
6 19 (9.27%) Network Engineer
6 19 (9.27%) Support Technician
7 18 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (6.83%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 13 (6.34%) Network Analyst
9 13 (6.34%) Technical Engineer
10 12 (5.85%) IT Support Technician
10 12 (5.85%) Support Analyst
11 11 (5.37%) Architect
12 9 (4.39%) Administrator
12 9 (4.39%) Consultant
13 8 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.90%) Senior Support Engineer
14 7 (3.41%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.90%) HTML
2 7 (3.41%) HTML5
3 5 (2.44%) Web Services
4 4 (1.95%) CSS
4 4 (1.95%) Memcached
4 4 (1.95%) jQuery
5 3 (1.46%) CSS3
5 3 (1.46%) Flash
5 3 (1.46%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.49%) XHTML
6 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.66%) Clustering
2 17 (8.29%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.41%) Replication
5 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.44%) EqualLogic
6 5 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) iPhone
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.49%) iPad
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.49%) Open Source
9 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 163 (79.51%) Windows
2 101 (49.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (18.54%) Linux
6 35 (17.07%) Windows 7
7 34 (16.59%) Windows 8
8 25 (12.20%) Windows XP
9 14 (6.83%) Apple iOS
10 10 (4.88%) Ubuntu
11 8 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.44%) Android
12 5 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.95%) CentOS
14 3 (1.46%) UNIX
15 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.15%) ITIL
2 25 (12.20%) Service Delivery
3 18 (8.78%) Network Design
4 15 (7.32%) Load Balancing
5 10 (4.88%) Migration
6 8 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (3.41%) High Availability
7 7 (3.41%) Network Management
8 6 (2.93%) Scrum
8 6 (2.93%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (2.44%) Database Mirroring
9 5 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (2.44%) E-Commerce
9 5 (2.44%) CRM
9 5 (2.44%) ETL
10 4 (1.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (1.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (1.95%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (1.95%) Network Architecture
10 4 (1.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.61%) SQL
2 10 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.90%) PHP
3 8 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.41%) C
5 5 (2.44%) Perl
6 4 (1.95%) C#
6 4 (1.95%) Java
6 4 (1.95%) Ruby
7 3 (1.46%) PHP5
7 3 (1.46%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (1.46%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.98%) Python
9 1 (0.49%) VBScript
9 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (23.41%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (19.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (19.02%) CCNA
3 26 (12.68%) MCSE
4 17 (8.29%) MCITP
5 16 (7.80%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (5.37%) CCNP
7 10 (4.88%) CCA
7 10 (4.88%) MCSA
8 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.39%) MCTS
9 4 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.95%) CCIE
9 4 (1.95%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.46%) CCSE
10 3 (1.46%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.98%) CCDP
11 2 (0.98%) Degree
12 1 (0.49%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) SLA
2 6 (2.93%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 55 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (21.95%) Hyper-V
4 27 (13.17%) vSphere
5 14 (6.83%) Terminal Services
5 14 (6.83%) XenApp
6 10 (4.88%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (3.41%) Terminal Server
9 5 (2.44%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.95%) Varnish
10 4 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.95%) XenServer
11 3 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.98%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.98%) Xen
13 1 (0.49%) vCloud
13 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.49%) Samba
Systems Management
1 23 (11.22%) SCCM
2 11 (5.37%) Nagios
3 6 (2.93%) SCOM
4 4 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.95%) SELinux
5 3 (1.46%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.49%) WSUS
7 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.49%) SCSM
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 121 (59.02%) VMware
2 99 (48.29%) Microsoft
3 77 (37.56%) Citrix
4 73 (35.61%) Cisco
5 22 (10.73%) HP
6 21 (10.24%) Apple
7 15 (7.32%) Avaya
8 11 (5.37%) CheckPoint
8 11 (5.37%) Dell
9 9 (4.39%) F5
9 9 (4.39%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.90%) NetApp
10 8 (3.90%) EMC
11 7 (3.41%) Fortinet
11 7 (3.41%) Symantec
12 6 (2.93%) Brocade
12 6 (2.93%) SonicWALL
13 5 (2.44%) Veeam
13 5 (2.44%) Sophos
14 4 (1.95%) Juniper
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Shift All Bonus Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + (+20% bonuses)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + (up to 20%)
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Qualification Allowance + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
In Touch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £19000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 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: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
In Touch
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago