Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 109 94
Rank change year-on-year -14 -15 +30
Permanent jobs citing DNS 80 91 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.11% 2.36% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 16.22% 18.89%
Number of salaries quoted 52 66 82
Birmingham median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £25,975 £24,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £53,400
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 622 561 720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.42% 14.53% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 425 435 506
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £25,450 £25,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.90%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Birmingham

DNS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS in Birmingham.

Salary trend for DNS in Birmingham

DNS
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for DNS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for DNS.

1 57 (71.25%) DHCP
2 45 (56.25%) Data Centre
3 41 (51.25%) Active Directory
4 39 (48.75%) ITIL
5 37 (46.25%) Windows
5 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
6 33 (41.25%) Cisco
7 32 (40.00%) VMware
8 30 (37.50%) Office 365
9 27 (33.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 26 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (30.00%) Windows Server
12 22 (27.50%) VPN
12 22 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (26.25%) CISSP
13 21 (26.25%) Firewall
14 20 (25.00%) CheckPoint
14 20 (25.00%) SCCM
15 19 (23.75%) Degree
15 19 (23.75%) CCNP
16 18 (22.50%) Juniper
16 18 (22.50%) SNMP
16 18 (22.50%) OSPF
16 18 (22.50%) BGP
16 18 (22.50%) Fortinet
16 18 (22.50%) Network Security
16 18 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (22.50%) FWSM
16 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (22.50%) ITIL V3

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (16.25%) IIS
3 5 (6.25%) WordPress
4 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.75%) Apache
6 2 (2.50%) nginx
7 1 (1.25%) CMS
7 1 (1.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Magento
1 1 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (37.50%) Office 365
2 27 (33.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.00%) Zapier
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.50%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.25%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.25%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 57 (71.25%) DHCP
2 22 (27.50%) VPN
3 21 (26.25%) Firewall
4 18 (22.50%) BGP
4 18 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (22.50%) FWSM
4 18 (22.50%) Network Security
4 18 (22.50%) OSPF
4 18 (22.50%) SNMP
5 17 (21.25%) SSL
6 13 (16.25%) Software-Defined Networking
6 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
7 12 (15.00%) WAN
8 11 (13.75%) LAN
8 11 (13.75%) VLAN
9 10 (12.50%) WLAN
10 9 (11.25%) Cisco Firepower
10 9 (11.25%) Ethernet
10 9 (11.25%) MPLS
10 9 (11.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) MySQL
2 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (5.00%) GitLab
3 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (10.00%) Retail
2 6 (7.50%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (16.25%) Network Specialist
3 11 (13.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Technical Leader
5 9 (11.25%) Architect
5 9 (11.25%) Security Architect
5 9 (11.25%) Security Solutions Architect
5 9 (11.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 9 (11.25%) Senior Network Specialist
5 9 (11.25%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.75%) IT Manager
6 7 (8.75%) IT Security Manager
6 7 (8.75%) Security Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Developer
7 5 (6.25%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) LDAP
2 5 (6.25%) CSS
2 5 (6.25%) HTML
3 4 (5.00%) Twig
4 3 (3.75%) Spring
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) Ajax
5 1 (1.25%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (1.25%) CSS3
5 1 (1.25%) HTML5
5 1 (1.25%) jQuery
5 1 (1.25%) JSON
5 1 (1.25%) LAMP
5 1 (1.25%) Laravel
5 1 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.25%) RESTful
5 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.25%) Sass
5 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 45 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 16 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (11.25%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (11.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (11.25%) PKI
4 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.50%) AS400
7 1 (1.25%) CCTV
7 1 (1.25%) Clustering
7 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.25%) Windows
2 24 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (16.25%) Linux
5 13 (16.25%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.75%) Windows 8
7 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.50%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.25%) Android
10 1 (1.25%) CentOS
10 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) ITIL
2 18 (22.50%) ITIL V3
2 18 (22.50%) Presales
3 17 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (18.75%) Load Balancing
5 14 (17.50%) Service Delivery
6 13 (16.25%) Network Design
7 12 (15.00%) Project Management
8 11 (13.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (13.75%) Mobile Device Management
9 10 (12.50%) DevOps
9 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 10 (12.50%) Line Management
9 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 9 (11.25%) Incident Management
10 9 (11.25%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (11.25%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (11.25%) Risk Management
10 9 (11.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) SQL
2 8 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.50%) PHP
4 2 (2.50%) C
4 2 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) Python
5 1 (1.25%) Ruby
5 1 (1.25%) VB
5 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (26.25%) CISSP
3 19 (23.75%) CCNP
3 19 (23.75%) Degree
4 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (18.75%) MCSE
6 13 (16.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (15.00%) CISM
8 11 (13.75%) MCSA
9 9 (11.25%) CCDP
9 9 (11.25%) CCSE
9 9 (11.25%) IISP
9 9 (11.25%) ISSAP
9 9 (11.25%) JNCIP
9 9 (11.25%) MCITP
9 9 (11.25%) PMI Certification
9 9 (11.25%) PMP
10 7 (8.75%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (5.00%) CCNA
11 4 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) GDPR
1 11 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (5.00%) SLA
3 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (51.25%) Active Directory
2 26 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.50%) Firmware
5 1 (1.25%) Docker
5 1 (1.25%) Squid
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (25.00%) SCCM
2 9 (11.25%) QRadar
2 9 (11.25%) WSUS
3 7 (8.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.50%) Grafana
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.50%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.25%) cPanel
5 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.25%) SCOM
5 1 (1.25%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.25%) Cisco
3 32 (40.00%) VMware
4 20 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 18 (22.50%) Fortinet
5 18 (22.50%) Juniper
6 17 (21.25%) Forcepoint
7 16 (20.00%) IBM
8 13 (16.25%) Dell
9 12 (15.00%) HP
10 11 (13.75%) NetApp
11 10 (12.50%) F5
11 10 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
12 9 (11.25%) CA
12 9 (11.25%) LogRhythm
12 9 (11.25%) Splunk
12 9 (11.25%) Tufin
13 7 (8.75%) McAfee
13 7 (8.75%) Symantec
14 4 (5.00%) Zuora