Period
to 23 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 129 112
Rank change year-on-year -17 -17 -18
Permanent jobs citing DNS 144 196 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.99% 2.46% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 16.53% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 137 184 165
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.76% +41.08%
10th Percentile £18,500 £23,250 £27,050
90th Percentile £58,182 £53,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +23.08%

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 1,164 1,186 1,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.08% 14.86% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1,026 951
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,082
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.20% +6.89%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,396 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +8.71% +1.30% +2.67%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +9 11 £35,750 -16.86%
Wigan +5 6 £36,000 +35.85% 1
Bolton +15 4 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Cheadle -1 3 £39,000 -22.00% 2
Sale -4 2 £36,500 +4.29%
Oldham 0 1 £32,500 -40.91%
Rochdale -7 1 - - 2
Altrincham -12 1 £23,500 -35.17%
Salford -17 1 - - 3
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 117 (81.25%) Windows
2 115 (79.86%) Active Directory
3 90 (62.50%) DHCP
4 89 (61.81%) VMware
4 89 (61.81%) Windows Server
5 75 (52.08%) Microsoft
6 64 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 57 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (38.89%) Office 365
10 44 (30.56%) Hyper-V
10 44 (30.56%) TCP/IP
11 43 (29.86%) MS Exchange
12 41 (28.47%) Firewall
13 40 (27.78%) Cisco
14 36 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 34 (23.61%) LAN
15 34 (23.61%) WAN
16 32 (22.22%) SAN
17 31 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 30 (20.83%) ITIL
19 29 (20.14%) Linux
20 28 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (17.36%) SharePoint
21 25 (17.36%) Exchange Server 2013
22 24 (16.67%) MCSE
22 24 (16.67%) SSL
23 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
24 21 (14.58%) VPN
24 21 (14.58%) Internet

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 43 (29.86%) MS Exchange
2 36 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (17.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (17.36%) SharePoint
4 20 (13.89%) IIS
5 11 (7.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (5.56%) Apache Solr
6 8 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.47%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 56 (38.89%) Office 365
2 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.64%) SaaS
5 3 (2.08%) G Suite
5 3 (2.08%) IaaS
5 3 (2.08%) PaaS
6 2 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.69%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 90 (62.50%) DHCP
2 44 (30.56%) TCP/IP
3 41 (28.47%) Firewall
4 34 (23.61%) LAN
4 34 (23.61%) WAN
5 32 (22.22%) SAN
6 24 (16.67%) SSL
7 21 (14.58%) Internet
7 21 (14.58%) VPN
8 20 (13.89%) VoIP
9 19 (13.19%) Network Security
10 12 (8.33%) Ethernet
10 12 (8.33%) IPsec
11 11 (7.64%) Wireless
12 10 (6.94%) MPLS
13 8 (5.56%) HTTP
13 8 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (5.56%) VLAN
14 7 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (4.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.08%) MySQL
3 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.69%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (2.78%) Hudson
2 4 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.78%) MSBuild
2 4 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.86%) Retail
3 6 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.78%) Back Office
5 3 (2.08%) Finance
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 21 (14.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) 1st Line Engineer
5 14 (9.72%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (9.03%) Desktop Support
7 12 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 11 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (7.64%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (7.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (7.64%) Help Desk Engineer
8 11 (7.64%) IT Support
8 11 (7.64%) Service Desk Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Administrator
9 10 (6.94%) Help Desk Support
9 10 (6.94%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) IT Engineer
10 9 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.64%) Web Services
2 6 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.47%) LDAP
3 5 (3.47%) React
4 1 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.69%) COM
4 1 (0.69%) CSS
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) Node.js
4 1 (0.69%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.69%) XHTML
4 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 13 (9.03%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.86%) PKI
5 6 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (3.47%) Clustering
6 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.78%) Robotics
8 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.39%) Replication
9 1 (0.69%) iPad
9 1 (0.69%) iPhone
9 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (81.25%) Windows
2 89 (61.81%) Windows Server
3 64 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (20.14%) Linux
6 19 (13.19%) Windows 10
7 17 (11.81%) Windows 7
8 14 (9.72%) Mac OS
9 6 (4.17%) Solaris
10 4 (2.78%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) SUSE
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (20.83%) ITIL
3 20 (13.89%) DevOps
3 20 (13.89%) Tech Ops
4 18 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 16 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (8.33%) Coaching
7 11 (7.64%) Information Security
8 10 (6.94%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (6.25%) Migration
10 8 (5.56%) Benchmarking
10 8 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (5.56%) Load Testing
10 8 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.56%) Software Deployment
11 7 (4.86%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (4.17%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.64%) SQL
2 10 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.25%) Java
3 9 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 8 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.47%) Perl
5 5 (3.47%) Python
6 4 (2.78%) Bourne shell
6 4 (2.78%) Korn
6 4 (2.78%) Ruby
7 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (16.67%) MCSE
3 16 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (9.72%) CCNA
4 14 (9.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (6.94%) MCP
6 8 (5.56%) AWS Certification
6 8 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (4.86%) CCNP
7 7 (4.86%) MCTS
8 6 (4.17%) DBS Check
9 5 (3.47%) MCSA
9 5 (3.47%) VCP5
10 4 (2.78%) Degree
10 4 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.08%) MCITP
12 1 (0.69%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.69%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (6.94%) SLA
3 6 (4.17%) FISMA
4 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.78%) GDPR
6 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 115 (79.86%) Active Directory
2 60 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (30.56%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.19%) vSphere
5 18 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (8.33%) Terminal Services
7 9 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (5.56%) Docker
9 6 (4.17%) XenApp
9 6 (4.17%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.08%) VMware NSX
11 3 (2.08%) XenServer
12 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (13.19%) SCCM
2 14 (9.72%) Puppet
3 10 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.56%) Cobbler
5 7 (4.86%) Nagios
5 7 (4.86%) SCOM
6 6 (4.17%) Ansible
7 5 (3.47%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.78%) Terraform
8 4 (2.78%) WSUS
9 3 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.39%) Cacti
10 2 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.39%) RANCID
10 2 (1.39%) vRealize
10 2 (1.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 89 (61.81%) VMware
2 75 (52.08%) Microsoft
3 40 (27.78%) Cisco
4 13 (9.03%) Citrix
4 13 (9.03%) Nimble Storage
4 13 (9.03%) Veeam
5 12 (8.33%) Juniper
6 10 (6.94%) HP
7 7 (4.86%) Dell
8 6 (4.17%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.17%) IBM
8 6 (4.17%) Meraki
8 6 (4.17%) Sophos
9 5 (3.47%) F5
9 5 (3.47%) McAfee
9 5 (3.47%) NetApp
9 5 (3.47%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.78%) Google
10 4 (2.78%) Nortel
10 4 (2.78%) SAP