Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 110 133
Rank change year-on-year +31 +23 -6
Permanent jobs citing DNS 94 169 170
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.26% 2.69% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.18% 19.98% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 100 155 154
Median annual salary £42,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.59% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,100 £19,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £64,142 £59,206
North West median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +10.67% +4.17% -6.49%

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 359 846 1,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.47% 13.46% 18.37%
Number of salaries quoted 310 701 1,166
Median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.36% -1.11% +16.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,125 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.42% -3.24% +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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +34 4 £23,250 -45.93% 2
Salford +20 4 £33,000 -34.00% 3
Rochdale - 2 £28,750 -
Bolton +14 1 £42,000 +13.51% 1
Wigan 0 1 £30,000 +36.36% 1
Bury - 1 £19,500 -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 80 (85.11%) Active Directory
2 78 (82.98%) Windows
3 74 (78.72%) DHCP
4 64 (68.09%) Microsoft
5 47 (50.00%) Azure
6 46 (48.94%) VMware
7 36 (38.30%) Office 365
8 34 (36.17%) Windows Server
9 33 (35.11%) PowerShell
10 32 (34.04%) Firewall
11 31 (32.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (28.72%) SQL Server
12 27 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (28.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 26 (27.66%) TCP/IP
14 25 (26.60%) Hyper-V
15 24 (25.53%) MS Exchange
16 23 (24.47%) WAN
17 22 (23.40%) Citrix
17 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (22.34%) Cisco
19 20 (21.28%) Azure Active Directory
20 18 (19.15%) LAN
20 18 (19.15%) VoIP
20 18 (19.15%) SQL
20 18 (19.15%) ITIL
21 17 (18.09%) VPN
22 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
22 16 (17.02%) WSUS
23 15 (15.96%) Network Security

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 24 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.89%) SharePoint
3 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (7.45%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 47 (50.00%) Azure
2 36 (38.30%) Office 365
3 20 (21.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (10.64%) AWS
5 8 (8.51%) IaaS
6 6 (6.38%) PaaS
6 6 (6.38%) SaaS
7 5 (5.32%) Mimecast
7 5 (5.32%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.06%) GCP
8 1 (1.06%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 74 (78.72%) DHCP
2 32 (34.04%) Firewall
3 26 (27.66%) TCP/IP
4 23 (24.47%) WAN
5 18 (19.15%) LAN
5 18 (19.15%) VoIP
6 17 (18.09%) VPN
7 15 (15.96%) Network Security
8 12 (12.77%) Unified Communications
9 9 (9.57%) VLAN
10 8 (8.51%) SAN
11 5 (5.32%) SSL
12 4 (4.26%) DMZ
12 4 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (4.26%) Internet
12 4 (4.26%) MPLS
12 4 (4.26%) SNMP
13 3 (3.19%) FTP
13 3 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.06%) Power BI
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 13 (13.83%) Law
2 8 (8.51%) Legal
3 3 (3.19%) Back Office
3 3 (3.19%) Electronics
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.13%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Finance
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (19.15%) IT Engineer
3 13 (13.83%) Active Directory Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (10.64%) Identity Management Engineer
5 10 (10.64%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.38%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) IT Support
9 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) SAML
2 1 (1.06%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.45%) Replication
3 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.19%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 78 (82.98%) Windows
2 34 (36.17%) Windows Server
3 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (15.96%) Windows 10
5 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.57%) Linux
7 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (7.45%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.26%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (1.06%) VMS
10 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 27 (28.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (19.15%) ITIL
4 13 (13.83%) Identity Management
5 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (10.64%) Service Delivery
6 9 (9.57%) Project Management
7 8 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (7.45%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (7.45%) Information Security
8 7 (7.45%) Migration
9 6 (6.38%) DevOps
9 6 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (5.32%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 5 (5.32%) High Availability
10 5 (5.32%) Problem Management
10 5 (5.32%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (5.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.11%) PowerShell
2 18 (19.15%) SQL
3 5 (5.32%) Python
4 2 (2.13%) Java
4 2 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.57%) CCNA
3 9 (9.57%) MCP
3 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 9 (9.57%) SSCP
4 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.19%) MCITP
5 3 (3.19%) MCSA
5 3 (3.19%) MCSE
5 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) CCNP
6 1 (1.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) SLA
2 5 (5.32%) GDPR
3 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (85.11%) Active Directory
2 27 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (26.60%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.38%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (2.13%) vSphere
6 2 (2.13%) XenApp
7 1 (1.06%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.06%) Docker
7 1 (1.06%) Firmware
7 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) WSUS
2 7 (7.45%) SCCM
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (5.32%) Nessus
5 4 (4.26%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.19%) Terraform
7 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.13%) Puppet
7 2 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.06%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.06%) CASB
8 1 (1.06%) Rancher
8 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (68.09%) Microsoft
2 46 (48.94%) VMware
3 22 (23.40%) Citrix
4 21 (22.34%) Cisco
5 10 (10.64%) Veeam
6 6 (6.38%) Sophos
7 4 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.26%) Dell
7 4 (4.26%) F5
7 4 (4.26%) NetApp
7 4 (4.26%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.19%) Avaya
8 3 (3.19%) EMC
8 3 (3.19%) Intel
8 3 (3.19%) ZyXEL
9 2 (2.13%) Draytek
9 2 (2.13%) ESET
9 2 (2.13%) Huawei
9 2 (2.13%) SonicWALL