Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 138 138
Rank change year-on-year +19 0 -42
Permanent jobs citing DNS 130 157 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.33% 2.32% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.49% 12.43% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 105 135 152
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,800 £23,050 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,856 £58,250 £56,125
North West median annual salary £33,750 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% -13.33% -

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 703 1,263 1,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.59% 18.63% 13.54%
Number of salaries quoted 578 1,105 865
Manchester median annual salary £44,250 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% +16.88% -3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +3.90%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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
Stockport -8 6 £42,500 +25.93% 1
Salford - 5 £50,000 - 1
Altrincham - 3 £43,750 -
Bolton -10 2 £29,750 -20.67% 2
Sale - 2 £28,000 - 1
Cheadle -5 1 £22,500 -37.06% 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 98 (75.38%) Windows
2 86 (66.15%) Active Directory
3 79 (60.77%) Microsoft
4 76 (58.46%) DHCP
5 66 (50.77%) VMware
5 66 (50.77%) Azure
6 60 (46.15%) Office 365
7 57 (43.85%) Windows Server
8 50 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 49 (37.69%) TCP/IP
10 44 (33.85%) Firewall
11 41 (31.54%) MS Exchange
12 38 (29.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 31 (23.85%) Hyper-V
14 30 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (23.08%) Cisco
15 28 (21.54%) Exchange Server 2010
16 27 (20.77%) VPN
16 27 (20.77%) Linux
16 27 (20.77%) SCCM
17 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (19.23%) DevOps
19 24 (18.46%) Windows 10
19 24 (18.46%) AWS
20 23 (17.69%) vSphere
21 21 (16.15%) Citrix
21 21 (16.15%) Data Centre
22 20 (15.38%) Mentoring
22 20 (15.38%) WAN
22 20 (15.38%) ITIL

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 41 (31.54%) MS Exchange
2 28 (21.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (13.85%) IIS
4 15 (11.54%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.15%) Skype for Business
6 7 (5.38%) Apache
6 7 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.31%) Drupal
8 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.31%) WordPress
9 2 (1.54%) CMS
10 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.77%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 66 (50.77%) Azure
2 60 (46.15%) Office 365
3 24 (18.46%) AWS
4 7 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.08%) IaaS
6 3 (2.31%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.31%) WhatsApp
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.77%) GCP
7 1 (0.77%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 76 (58.46%) DHCP
2 49 (37.69%) TCP/IP
3 44 (33.85%) Firewall
4 27 (20.77%) VPN
5 20 (15.38%) WAN
6 18 (13.85%) LAN
7 10 (7.69%) DMZ
7 10 (7.69%) NetScaler
7 10 (7.69%) SAN
7 10 (7.69%) Skype
7 10 (7.69%) VoIP
8 9 (6.92%) SMTP
9 8 (6.15%) Network Security
10 7 (5.38%) HTTP
10 7 (5.38%) MPLS
10 7 (5.38%) Wireless
11 6 (4.62%) IP Telephony
11 6 (4.62%) IPv4
12 5 (3.85%) Junos
12 5 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.69%) MySQL
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.08%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (12.31%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.77%) GitLab
General
1 18 (13.85%) Public Sector
2 12 (9.23%) Fire and Rescue
3 10 (7.69%) Police
4 6 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.85%) Law
5 5 (3.85%) Legal
6 4 (3.08%) Finance
6 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Local Government
7 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 12 (9.23%) Network Engineer
5 11 (8.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (6.15%) Active Directory Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) IT Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Service Desk Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.62%) Office 365 Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) LDAP
2 5 (3.85%) Web Services
3 4 (3.08%) LAMP
3 4 (3.08%) Node.js
3 4 (3.08%) XML
4 3 (2.31%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.31%) CSS
4 3 (2.31%) HTML
4 3 (2.31%) jQuery
4 3 (2.31%) JSON
4 3 (2.31%) Laravel
4 3 (2.31%) LESS
4 3 (2.31%) REST
4 3 (2.31%) Sass
4 3 (2.31%) SOAP
4 3 (2.31%) Spring
4 3 (2.31%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.77%) OAuth
5 1 (0.77%) OpenID
5 1 (0.77%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (6.15%) User Experience
5 3 (2.31%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.31%) Clustering
5 3 (2.31%) Life Science
5 3 (2.31%) NHS
5 3 (2.31%) PKI
6 2 (1.54%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.54%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (75.38%) Windows
2 57 (43.85%) Windows Server
3 30 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (20.77%) Linux
5 24 (18.46%) Windows 10
6 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 10 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 8 (6.15%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.62%) CentOS
10 5 (3.85%) Android
11 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.54%) SUSE
12 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.23%) DevOps
4 20 (15.38%) ITIL
4 20 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 15 (11.54%) Migration
6 14 (10.77%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.23%) Identity Management
8 11 (8.46%) Coaching
8 11 (8.46%) Data Protection
9 10 (7.69%) Data Security
9 10 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.92%) Proactive Monitoring
10 9 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (6.15%) High Availability
12 7 (5.38%) Data Privacy
12 7 (5.38%) Load Balancing
13 6 (4.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 6 (4.62%) Operational Stability
13 6 (4.62%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.85%) Bash Shell
2 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
3 15 (11.54%) Python
4 10 (7.69%) SQL
5 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.31%) C#
6 3 (2.31%) PHP
7 1 (0.77%) C++
7 1 (0.77%) Java
7 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (10.77%) Degree
3 7 (5.38%) MCSA
3 7 (5.38%) MCSE
3 7 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.31%) CCNP
5 3 (2.31%) HNC
5 3 (2.31%) HND
6 2 (1.54%) CCDP
6 2 (1.54%) CCNA
6 2 (1.54%) CEH
6 2 (1.54%) CISSP
6 2 (1.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 2 (1.54%) MCITP
7 1 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.77%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.77%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) GDPR
2 5 (3.85%) SLA
3 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (66.15%) Active Directory
2 50 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (23.85%) Hyper-V
4 23 (17.69%) vSphere
5 15 (11.54%) Docker
6 12 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (9.23%) XenApp
6 12 (9.23%) XenDesktop
7 10 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (6.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (4.62%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.08%) NFS
10 4 (3.08%) Samba
11 2 (1.54%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.77%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.77%) RACF
12 1 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (20.77%) SCCM
2 15 (11.54%) Puppet
3 13 (10.00%) SCOM
4 12 (9.23%) Kubernetes
5 10 (7.69%) Ansible
5 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 9 (6.92%) XenMobile
7 8 (6.15%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (3.85%) AirWatch
9 5 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (3.08%) Cacti
10 4 (3.08%) Galera Cluster
10 4 (3.08%) HAProxy
10 4 (3.08%) Nagios
11 3 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (1.54%) Terraform
12 2 (1.54%) WSUS
13 1 (0.77%) Grafana
Vendors
1 79 (60.77%) Microsoft
2 66 (50.77%) VMware
3 30 (23.08%) Cisco
4 21 (16.15%) Citrix
5 16 (12.31%) NetApp
6 12 (9.23%) Palo Alto
7 11 (8.46%) Veeam
8 10 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 8 (6.15%) Actuate
9 8 (6.15%) Dell
10 7 (5.38%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.38%) EMC
11 6 (4.62%) Avaya
12 5 (3.85%) Apple
12 5 (3.85%) Juniper
12 5 (3.85%) McAfee
12 5 (3.85%) Symantec
13 4 (3.08%) HP
14 3 (2.31%) Proofpoint
14 3 (2.31%) Sonus