Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 127 95
Rank change year-on-year +19 -32 +59
Permanent jobs citing DNS 95 76 206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.44% 1.83% 3.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.62% 12.86% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 79 57 174
10th Percentile £34,100 £25,450 £22,575
25th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00% -0.66%
75th Percentile £47,500 £60,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,750 £62,856 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +25.93% -3.57% -5.41%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 420 591 1,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.77% 14.24% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 324 466 806
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £34,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £61,563 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in Manchester.

Salary trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. 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
Bolton +4 6 £35,500 +29.09%
Altrincham - 4 £40,000 - 1
Salford +13 3 £42,000 -16.00%
Stockport - 3 £23,000 - 1
Bury - 1 £35,000 -
Oldham - 1 - -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for DNS.

1 72 (75.79%) Active Directory
2 66 (69.47%) DHCP
3 62 (65.26%) Windows
4 48 (50.53%) Microsoft 365
5 46 (48.42%) Microsoft
6 45 (47.37%) Azure
7 37 (38.95%) Windows Server
8 35 (36.84%) VMware
9 26 (27.37%) AWS
10 25 (26.32%) Firewall
11 23 (24.21%) SQL
11 23 (24.21%) MS Exchange
11 23 (24.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
12 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
14 20 (21.05%) WAN
15 19 (20.00%) Social Skills
16 18 (18.95%) Cisco
16 18 (18.95%) Linux
16 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
16 18 (18.95%) Hyper-V
17 17 (17.89%) ITIL
18 16 (16.84%) LAN
18 16 (16.84%) Amazon RDS
18 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (14.74%) FTP
20 13 (13.68%) VPN
20 13 (13.68%) Network Security
20 13 (13.68%) Bash Shell

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 23 (24.21%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.37%) Apache
2 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (7.37%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.32%) Apache Solr
3 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.16%) IIS
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (50.53%) Microsoft 365
2 45 (47.37%) Azure
3 26 (27.37%) AWS
4 10 (10.53%) OneDrive
5 9 (9.47%) Route 53
6 7 (7.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (7.37%) GCP
6 7 (7.37%) Power Platform
6 7 (7.37%) PowerApps
6 7 (7.37%) Yammer
7 6 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (6.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (6.32%) CloudFront
7 6 (6.32%) GitHub
8 5 (5.26%) SaaS
9 4 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (4.21%) IaaS
10 2 (2.11%) Mimecast
10 2 (2.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (69.47%) DHCP
2 25 (26.32%) Firewall
3 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
4 20 (21.05%) WAN
5 16 (16.84%) LAN
6 14 (14.74%) FTP
7 13 (13.68%) Network Security
7 13 (13.68%) VPN
8 12 (12.63%) IPsec
8 12 (12.63%) VLAN
9 11 (11.58%) SSL
10 10 (10.53%) WLAN
11 9 (9.47%) HTTP
12 6 (6.32%) Wireless
13 5 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (5.26%) SAN
13 5 (5.26%) VoIP
14 3 (3.16%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (3.16%) Kerberos
14 3 (3.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.84%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.16%) MySQL
4 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.05%) Redis
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) GitLab
1 6 (6.32%) SonarQube
2 2 (2.11%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.42%) Back Office
4 6 (6.32%) Electronics
4 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.21%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (4.21%) Retail
7 2 (2.11%) Law
8 1 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.05%) Finance
8 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (18.95%) Support Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (17.89%) Systems Engineer
4 15 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 13 (13.68%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 11 (11.58%) IT Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) Exchange Support
7 10 (10.53%) IT Support
8 8 (8.42%) Citrix Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Citrix Support
8 8 (8.42%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Associate Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Collaboration Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Site Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) LDAP
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.05%) JSON
2 1 (1.05%) LAMP
2 1 (1.05%) Node.js
2 1 (1.05%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Replication
2 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.32%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) PKI
5 2 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.11%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (65.26%) Windows
2 37 (38.95%) Windows Server
3 18 (18.95%) Linux
4 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (6.32%) CentOS
6 6 (6.32%) Unix
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.05%) Android
9 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (17.89%) ITIL
3 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (7.37%) Coaching
6 7 (7.37%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.37%) Network Management
6 7 (7.37%) Project Management
6 7 (7.37%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 7 (7.37%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.32%) Analytical Thinking
7 6 (6.32%) Change Management
7 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.32%) Data Security
7 6 (6.32%) Email Filtering
7 6 (6.32%) Open Source
7 6 (6.32%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (6.32%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
3 13 (13.68%) Bash Shell
4 10 (10.53%) Python
5 6 (6.32%) PHP
6 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.05%) C#
7 1 (1.05%) Java
7 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (6.32%) MCITP
2 6 (6.32%) MCSA
2 6 (6.32%) MCSE
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) CCNA
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.05%) MCP
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 1 (1.05%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) OpenSCAP
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
2 1 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (75.79%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (18.95%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.42%) Docker
5 5 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.21%) vSphere
7 3 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) WSUS
2 9 (9.47%) Terraform
3 8 (8.42%) Kubernetes
4 7 (7.37%) Prometheus
5 6 (6.32%) Grafana
5 6 (6.32%) Nessus
5 6 (6.32%) SCCM
6 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.11%) Puppet
7 2 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.05%) Ansible
8 1 (1.05%) Nagios
8 1 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (48.42%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.84%) VMware
3 18 (18.95%) Cisco
4 12 (12.63%) Citrix
5 6 (6.32%) Intel
5 6 (6.32%) Sophos
5 6 (6.32%) ZyXEL
6 4 (4.21%) Dell
6 4 (4.21%) Meraki
7 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.11%) HP
8 2 (2.11%) Qualys
8 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.11%) Veeam
9 1 (1.05%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle
9 1 (1.05%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.05%) Splunk
9 1 (1.05%) Wyse