Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 115 140
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25 -19
Permanent jobs citing DNS 95 86 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.41% 2.22% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.64% 15.01% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 59 60 54
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £25,600 £25,500 £24,175
90th Percentile £54,500 £55,000 £48,375
West Midlands median annual salary £39,498 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +21.53% -9.72% +10.77%

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 649 573 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.43% 14.80% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 412 455 570
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,348
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £62,050
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for DNS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 64 (67.37%) DHCP
2 43 (45.26%) Active Directory
3 40 (42.11%) Cisco
3 40 (42.11%) ITIL
4 39 (41.05%) Data Centre
5 36 (37.89%) Firewall
6 35 (36.84%) Windows
6 35 (36.84%) VPN
7 32 (33.68%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (32.63%) CCNP
8 31 (32.63%) TCP/IP
8 31 (32.63%) Juniper
8 31 (32.63%) CheckPoint
8 31 (32.63%) Fortinet
9 30 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
9 30 (31.58%) ITIL V3
9 30 (31.58%) OSPF
9 30 (31.58%) BGP
9 30 (31.58%) SNMP
9 30 (31.58%) Presales
9 30 (31.58%) FWSM
10 28 (29.47%) Office 365
11 27 (28.42%) VMware
11 27 (28.42%) VLAN
12 26 (27.37%) Windows Server
13 25 (26.32%) Degree
13 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
13 25 (26.32%) SSL
14 23 (24.21%) Network Security
14 23 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure

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 20 (21.05%) IIS
2 8 (8.42%) WordPress
3 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.21%) Apache
6 3 (3.16%) Apache Spark
6 3 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.11%) CMS
7 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.11%) JBoss
7 2 (2.11%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Magento
1 2 (2.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (29.47%) Office 365
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.32%) Zapier
4 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.16%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.11%) MailChimp
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.05%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (67.37%) DHCP
2 36 (37.89%) Firewall
3 35 (36.84%) VPN
4 31 (32.63%) TCP/IP
5 30 (31.58%) BGP
5 30 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (31.58%) FWSM
5 30 (31.58%) OSPF
5 30 (31.58%) SNMP
6 27 (28.42%) VLAN
7 25 (26.32%) SSL
8 23 (24.21%) Network Security
9 19 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
10 18 (18.95%) IPsec
10 18 (18.95%) WAN
11 16 (16.84%) LAN
11 16 (16.84%) WLAN
12 15 (15.79%) Ethernet
12 15 (15.79%) MPLS
12 15 (15.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) MySQL
2 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.32%) GitLab
3 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Retail
3 6 (6.32%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.26%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Banking
6 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Automotive
7 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 20 (21.05%) Network Specialist
2 15 (15.79%) Architect
2 15 (15.79%) Security Architect
2 15 (15.79%) Security Solutions Architect
2 15 (15.79%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 15 (15.79%) Senior Network Specialist
2 15 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (8.42%) Analyst
3 8 (8.42%) Developer
3 8 (8.42%) IT Support
4 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (6.32%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (6.32%) IT Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) Technical Developer
4 6 (6.32%) Technical Manager
4 6 (6.32%) Web Developer
4 6 (6.32%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) LDAP
2 8 (8.42%) CSS
2 8 (8.42%) HTML
3 6 (6.32%) Twig
3 6 (6.32%) WSH
4 3 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (3.16%) Kafka
4 3 (3.16%) Web Services
5 2 (2.11%) Ajax
5 2 (2.11%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (2.11%) CSS3
5 2 (2.11%) HTML5
5 2 (2.11%) jQuery
5 2 (2.11%) JSON
5 2 (2.11%) LAMP
5 2 (2.11%) Laravel
5 2 (2.11%) RESTful
5 2 (2.11%) Sass
5 2 (2.11%) SOAP
5 2 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (41.05%) Data Centre
2 18 (18.95%) PKI
2 18 (18.95%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (15.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.21%) Clustering
6 4 (4.21%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.16%) Fintech
7 3 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.16%) Private Cloud
7 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.05%) CCTV
8 1 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 26 (27.37%) Windows Server
3 19 (20.00%) Linux
3 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.32%) Windows 10
5 6 (6.32%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.16%) Debian
8 3 (3.16%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.16%) VMS
9 1 (1.05%) Android
9 1 (1.05%) CentOS
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.11%) ITIL
2 30 (31.58%) ITIL V3
2 30 (31.58%) Presales
3 21 (22.11%) Load Balancing
3 21 (22.11%) Network Design
4 17 (17.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (17.89%) E-Commerce
4 17 (17.89%) Project Management
5 16 (16.84%) Incident Management
5 16 (16.84%) PRINCE2
6 15 (15.79%) Due Diligence
6 15 (15.79%) Line Management
6 15 (15.79%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 15 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
6 15 (15.79%) Service Delivery
6 15 (15.79%) Service Management
6 15 (15.79%) SIEM
6 15 (15.79%) Software Optimisation
6 15 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.68%) SQL
3 9 (9.47%) PHP
4 6 (6.32%) VBScript
5 4 (4.21%) Python
6 3 (3.16%) Go
7 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.11%) C
7 2 (2.11%) C#
8 1 (1.05%) Ruby
8 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (33.68%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (32.63%) CCNP
3 25 (26.32%) Degree
4 21 (22.11%) CISSP
5 15 (15.79%) CCDP
5 15 (15.79%) CCSE
5 15 (15.79%) IISP
5 15 (15.79%) ISSAP
5 15 (15.79%) JNCIP
5 15 (15.79%) PMI Certification
5 15 (15.79%) PMP
6 6 (6.32%) CISM
6 6 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.26%) MCSE
8 3 (3.16%) MCP
9 2 (2.11%) MCSA
9 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.05%) CCNA
10 1 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) SLA
2 6 (6.32%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (6.32%) GDPR
2 6 (6.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (45.26%) Active Directory
2 23 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.21%) Docker
5 3 (3.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (3.16%) Firmware
6 2 (2.11%) Squid
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (15.79%) QRadar
2 10 (10.53%) SCCM
3 6 (6.32%) WSUS
4 5 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.16%) Ambari
5 3 (3.16%) Cacti
5 3 (3.16%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (3.16%) Kibana
5 3 (3.16%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.16%) logstash
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.16%) Nagios
5 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.16%) PowerCLI
5 3 (3.16%) Puppet
6 2 (2.11%) cPanel
6 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.11%) Grafana
6 2 (2.11%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.05%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 40 (42.11%) Cisco
2 31 (32.63%) CheckPoint
2 31 (32.63%) Fortinet
2 31 (32.63%) Juniper
3 27 (28.42%) VMware
4 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 19 (20.00%) IBM
6 18 (18.95%) Forcepoint
6 18 (18.95%) Splunk
7 17 (17.89%) F5
8 15 (15.79%) CA
8 15 (15.79%) LogRhythm
8 15 (15.79%) Tufin
9 7 (7.37%) Citrix
9 7 (7.37%) Dell
9 7 (7.37%) NetApp
10 6 (6.32%) Zuora
11 4 (4.21%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (4.21%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (4.21%) Veeam