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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 72 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17  
Permanent jobs citing DNS 53 11 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.65% 1.16% 3.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.38% 6.40% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 42 13 51
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +36.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,250 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,500 £43,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 260 172 292
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.89% 18.09% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 839 314 627
Median salary £45,000 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,465 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +15 29 £45,000 - 4
Crewe - 5 £55,000 -
Knutsford - 2 £62,500 - 2
Wilmslow - 2 £26,000 - 2
Winsford - 2 £26,750 -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 49 (70.00%) Windows
2 39 (55.71%) Active Directory
3 37 (52.86%) DHCP
4 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 35 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (45.71%) VMware
6 31 (44.29%) Windows Server
7 27 (38.57%) Citrix
7 27 (38.57%) MS Exchange
8 26 (37.14%) Firewall
9 25 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (32.86%) Hyper-V
10 23 (32.86%) WAN
11 22 (31.43%) ITIL
11 22 (31.43%) Cisco
11 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
12 21 (30.00%) XenApp
13 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (28.57%) LAN
14 19 (27.14%) VPN
14 19 (27.14%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (25.71%) Veeam
15 18 (25.71%) Load Balancing
15 18 (25.71%) F5
16 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (22.86%) Wireless
17 16 (22.86%) SAN
18 15 (21.43%) SSL

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 27 (38.57%) MS Exchange
2 25 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.29%) IIS
5 3 (4.29%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.86%) Apache
6 2 (2.86%) nginx
7 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Office 365
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) OpenDNS
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (52.86%) DHCP
2 26 (37.14%) Firewall
3 23 (32.86%) WAN
4 21 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
5 20 (28.57%) LAN
6 19 (27.14%) VPN
7 16 (22.86%) SAN
7 16 (22.86%) Wireless
8 15 (21.43%) SSL
9 14 (20.00%) MPLS
10 13 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (18.57%) IPsec
10 13 (18.57%) Network Security
10 13 (18.57%) VoIP
10 13 (18.57%) Wireshark
11 12 (17.14%) BGP
11 12 (17.14%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (17.14%) EIGRP
11 12 (17.14%) Ethernet
11 12 (17.14%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) GIS
2 2 (2.86%) Maltego
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (1.43%) MSI
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (12.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Consultant
6 7 (10.00%) Citrix Support
6 7 (10.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.57%) VMware Support Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) IT Support
8 4 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
2 1 (1.43%) HTML
2 1 (1.43%) jQuery
2 1 (1.43%) Servlets
2 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.86%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (2.86%) Cybercrime
3 2 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.86%) Life Science
3 2 (2.86%) PKI
3 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 49 (70.00%) Windows
2 35 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (44.29%) Windows Server
4 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (12.86%) Windows 8
7 7 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.57%) Linux
9 5 (7.14%) Windows Vista
10 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.29%) Unix
11 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) ITIL
2 19 (27.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (25.71%) Load Balancing
4 14 (20.00%) Service Management
5 12 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (17.14%) Mentoring
6 11 (15.71%) ITSM
7 8 (11.43%) ITIL V3
8 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.57%) Asset Management
9 6 (8.57%) Coaching
10 5 (7.14%) Change Management
10 5 (7.14%) Migration
10 5 (7.14%) Presales
10 5 (7.14%) Project Management
10 5 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.71%) Information Security
11 4 (5.71%) Network Management
12 3 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.43%) SQL
3 4 (5.71%) VBScript
4 3 (4.29%) Python
5 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.86%) Java
5 2 (2.86%) Perl
5 2 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (18.57%) CCNP
3 9 (12.86%) Degree
4 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.14%) MCSE
6 3 (4.29%) CCA
6 3 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.29%) MCSA
6 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.86%) CCNA
7 2 (2.86%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.86%) MCP
7 2 (2.86%) MCTS
8 1 (1.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) PMO
2 5 (7.14%) SLA
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (55.71%) Active Directory
2 23 (32.86%) Hyper-V
3 21 (30.00%) XenApp
4 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (21.43%) XenDesktop
6 7 (10.00%) Terminal Services
7 5 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.29%) Docker
9 2 (2.86%) KVM
10 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.29%) Puppet
3 3 (4.29%) SCCM
4 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (45.71%) VMware
3 27 (38.57%) Citrix
4 22 (31.43%) Cisco
5 18 (25.71%) F5
5 18 (25.71%) Veeam
6 12 (17.14%) Riverbed
7 6 (8.57%) Blue Coat
8 5 (7.14%) Juniper
8 5 (7.14%) SonicWALL
8 5 (7.14%) Sophos
8 5 (7.14%) Symantec
9 2 (2.86%) Apple
9 2 (2.86%) arcserve
9 2 (2.86%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.86%) Meraki
9 2 (2.86%) Palantir
9 2 (2.86%) Ubiquiti
10 1 (1.43%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (1.43%) Palo Alto
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago