Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 86 52
Rank change year-on-year +20 -34 +56
Permanent jobs citing DNS 120 58 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.95% 2.55% 4.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.90% 15.55% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 87 51 147
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,900 £18,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £54,000 £52,500 £80,000
North West median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% +4.48%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 524 373 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.25% 16.42% 16.24%
Number of salaries quoted 384 290 434
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £68,750
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Cheshire

DNS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for DNS in Cheshire

DNS
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DNS in Cheshire

DNS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +49 66 £40,500 +9.46% 1
Wilmslow +9 11 £22,000 +15.79%
Chester -6 10 £30,000 -7.69%
Crewe -4 8 £55,000 +50.68%
Knutsford - 6 £62,500 -
Macclesfield +1 3 £25,000 -10.71% 3
Sandbach -11 1 £25,000 +16.28%
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 99 (82.50%) DHCP
2 73 (60.83%) Windows
3 65 (54.17%) Firewall
4 63 (52.50%) Microsoft
5 62 (51.67%) Cisco
6 60 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 52 (43.33%) WAN
8 48 (40.00%) VMware
9 45 (37.50%) Data Centre
10 43 (35.83%) Wireless
10 43 (35.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (35.00%) LAN
11 42 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 42 (35.00%) Windows Server
12 41 (34.17%) ITIL
13 40 (33.33%) VPN
14 37 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
14 37 (30.83%) Hyper-V
14 37 (30.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (28.33%) Load Balancing
15 34 (28.33%) Citrix
16 31 (25.83%) SSL
16 31 (25.83%) MCSA
17 30 (25.00%) Degree
18 29 (24.17%) MPLS
18 29 (24.17%) OSPF
18 29 (24.17%) BGP
18 29 (24.17%) EIGRP
19 28 (23.33%) IPsec
20 27 (22.50%) CCNP

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 24 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 23 (19.17%) MS Exchange
3 20 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.00%) IIS
5 3 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) JBoss
6 1 (0.83%) Resin
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.17%) Office 365
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.00%) G Suite
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.83%) OpenDNS
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (82.50%) DHCP
2 65 (54.17%) Firewall
3 52 (43.33%) WAN
4 43 (35.83%) Wireless
5 42 (35.00%) LAN
6 40 (33.33%) VPN
7 31 (25.83%) SSL
8 29 (24.17%) BGP
8 29 (24.17%) EIGRP
8 29 (24.17%) MPLS
8 29 (24.17%) OSPF
9 28 (23.33%) IPsec
10 24 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
11 22 (18.33%) NX-OS
12 21 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (17.50%) Wireshark
13 20 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
14 19 (15.83%) Ethernet
14 19 (15.83%) TACACS
14 19 (15.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) Maven
General
1 18 (15.00%) Finance
2 14 (11.67%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (24.17%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (14.17%) Support Engineer
4 15 (12.50%) Analyst
5 14 (11.67%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) IT Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) IT Support
7 10 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) VMware Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) Consultant
9 8 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (5.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (0.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.83%) JSON
2 1 (0.83%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.67%) Life Science
3 12 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 11 (9.17%) Fat Client
4 11 (9.17%) Thin Client
5 7 (5.83%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 73 (60.83%) Windows
2 43 (35.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (35.00%) Windows Server
4 37 (30.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.00%) Windows 8
6 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 9 (7.50%) Mac OS X
9 7 (5.83%) Windows XP
10 6 (5.00%) Unix
11 3 (2.50%) Linux
12 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (34.17%) ITIL
2 34 (28.33%) Load Balancing
3 22 (18.33%) Change Management
4 20 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (12.50%) Service Management
6 13 (10.83%) ITSM
7 11 (9.17%) ITIL V3
8 10 (8.33%) Data Security
9 9 (7.50%) Asset Management
9 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.67%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (5.00%) CRM
12 6 (5.00%) ERP
12 6 (5.00%) ITIL V2
12 6 (5.00%) Project Planning
12 6 (5.00%) Time Management
13 5 (4.17%) Patch Management
13 5 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.83%) SQL
2 7 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.17%) Python
4 2 (1.67%) VBScript
5 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) Java
5 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.83%) Perl
5 1 (0.83%) PHP
5 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (25.83%) MCSA
4 30 (25.00%) Degree
5 27 (22.50%) CCNP
6 25 (20.83%) MCSE
7 18 (15.00%) CCNA
8 17 (14.17%) MCP
9 9 (7.50%) MCITP
10 8 (6.67%) A+ Certification
11 7 (5.83%) DBS Check
12 4 (3.33%) CCA
12 4 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (0.83%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.17%) PMO
2 11 (9.17%) GDPR
3 4 (3.33%) SLA
4 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 37 (30.83%) Hyper-V
3 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.33%) XenApp
5 7 (5.83%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.33%) ProxySG
6 4 (3.33%) vSphere
7 2 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.83%) Docker
8 1 (0.83%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (12.50%) WSUS
2 11 (9.17%) SCOM
2 11 (9.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (5.00%) SCCM
4 4 (3.33%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.67%) Puppet
7 1 (0.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 63 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 62 (51.67%) Cisco
3 48 (40.00%) VMware
4 34 (28.33%) Citrix
5 27 (22.50%) F5
6 20 (16.67%) Riverbed
7 18 (15.00%) Symantec
8 17 (14.17%) NetApp
9 15 (12.50%) EqualLogic
10 14 (11.67%) CommVault
10 14 (11.67%) Dell
11 10 (8.33%) Veeam
12 9 (7.50%) Apple
13 6 (5.00%) Blue Coat
13 6 (5.00%) Google
14 4 (3.33%) HP
15 3 (2.50%) Infoblox
15 3 (2.50%) Juniper
15 3 (2.50%) Sophos
16 2 (1.67%) NETGEAR