Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 117 132
Rank change year-on-year +38 +15 +8
Permanent jobs citing DNS 115 118 156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.29% 2.24% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.61% 17.28% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 115 98 134
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +16.67% -4.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £23,800 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,000 £63,499 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,000 £33,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year +24.44% +3.85% -9.72%

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 402 683 1,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.49% 12.97% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 338 558 1,058
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,050 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,975
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Salford +18 4 £42,000 -16.00% 1
Stockport +24 2 £23,250 -45.61% 1
Bolton +10 2 £42,000 +52.73% 3
Bury - 1 £19,500 -
Rochdale - 1 £20,000 -
Wigan - 1 £30,000 -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 85 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 84 (73.04%) Windows
3 81 (70.43%) DHCP
4 69 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 56 (48.70%) VMware
5 56 (48.70%) Microsoft 365
6 55 (47.83%) Azure
7 39 (33.91%) Windows Server
8 37 (32.17%) Firewall
9 34 (29.57%) SQL Server
10 32 (27.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (26.96%) MS Exchange
12 28 (24.35%) TCP/IP
12 28 (24.35%) SQL
12 28 (24.35%) Cisco
13 27 (23.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 26 (22.61%) ITIL
14 26 (22.61%) Disaster Recovery
15 25 (21.74%) WAN
15 25 (21.74%) Hyper-V
15 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (20.00%) PowerShell
16 23 (20.00%) AWS
16 23 (20.00%) VPN
17 21 (18.26%) Network Security
18 20 (17.39%) Citrix
19 19 (16.52%) LAN
20 18 (15.65%) VoIP
20 18 (15.65%) Linux
20 18 (15.65%) WSUS

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 31 (26.96%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.91%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.83%) IIS
6 6 (5.22%) Apache
6 6 (5.22%) Apache Solr
6 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 56 (48.70%) Microsoft 365
2 55 (47.83%) Azure
3 23 (20.00%) AWS
4 11 (9.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (9.57%) OneDrive
5 9 (7.83%) IaaS
6 8 (6.96%) Power Platform
7 7 (6.09%) PowerApps
7 7 (6.09%) SaaS
7 7 (6.09%) Yammer
8 6 (5.22%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (5.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (5.22%) CloudFront
8 6 (5.22%) GCP
8 6 (5.22%) GitHub
8 6 (5.22%) Mimecast
8 6 (5.22%) Route 53
9 5 (4.35%) PaaS
10 1 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 81 (70.43%) DHCP
2 37 (32.17%) Firewall
3 28 (24.35%) TCP/IP
4 25 (21.74%) WAN
5 23 (20.00%) VPN
6 21 (18.26%) Network Security
7 19 (16.52%) LAN
8 18 (15.65%) VoIP
9 15 (13.04%) VLAN
10 14 (12.17%) FTP
10 14 (12.17%) IPsec
11 12 (10.43%) Unified Communications
12 10 (8.70%) SAN
12 10 (8.70%) SSL
13 8 (6.96%) WLAN
14 7 (6.09%) HTTP
15 5 (4.35%) SNMP
16 4 (3.48%) DMZ
16 4 (3.48%) Internet
16 4 (3.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (29.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.30%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (7.83%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.74%) MySQL
5 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.87%) Power BI
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) GitLab
1 6 (5.22%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.87%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (6.96%) Back Office
1 8 (6.96%) Electronics
1 8 (6.96%) Law
1 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.74%) Finance
2 2 (1.74%) Legal
3 1 (0.87%) Advertising
3 1 (0.87%) Housing Association
3 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (20.87%) IT Engineer
3 15 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Network Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.70%) Analyst
5 10 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) IT Support
8 7 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Associate Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Collaboration Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Site Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.61%) SAML
2 1 (0.87%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (11.30%) Replication
2 8 (6.96%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.61%) Clustering
4 3 (2.61%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (73.04%) Windows
2 39 (33.91%) Windows Server
3 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (15.65%) Linux
5 16 (13.91%) Windows 10
6 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (5.22%) CentOS
8 6 (5.22%) Unix
9 4 (3.48%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.87%) Android
10 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (22.61%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (22.61%) ITIL
3 14 (12.17%) Project Management
3 14 (12.17%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (7.83%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (7.83%) Configuration Management
5 9 (7.83%) CRM
5 9 (7.83%) Email Filtering
5 9 (7.83%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (7.83%) Migration
5 9 (7.83%) Network Management
6 8 (6.96%) Analytical Thinking
6 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
6 8 (6.96%) Data Security
6 8 (6.96%) Information Security
6 8 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (6.96%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.35%) SQL
2 23 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.43%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.83%) Python
5 6 (5.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.83%) CCNA
3 9 (7.83%) MCP
3 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) SSCP
4 8 (6.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (6.96%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (6.96%) MCITP
4 8 (6.96%) MCSA
4 8 (6.96%) MCSE
4 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) CCNP
5 1 (0.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) OpenSCAP
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 5 (4.35%) GDPR
3 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 85 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 32 (27.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.09%) Docker
5 5 (4.35%) vSphere
6 4 (3.48%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (1.74%) XenApp
9 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (15.65%) WSUS
2 10 (8.70%) Kubernetes
3 9 (7.83%) Terraform
4 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (5.22%) Grafana
5 6 (5.22%) Prometheus
5 6 (5.22%) SCCM
6 5 (4.35%) Nessus
7 3 (2.61%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.74%) Puppet
9 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.87%) CASB
9 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.87%) Rancher
9 1 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 56 (48.70%) VMware
3 28 (24.35%) Cisco
4 20 (17.39%) Citrix
5 9 (7.83%) Sophos
5 9 (7.83%) Veeam
6 8 (6.96%) Intel
6 8 (6.96%) ZyXEL
7 5 (4.35%) Dell
7 5 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.48%) F5
8 4 (3.48%) NetApp
8 4 (3.48%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.61%) Avaya
9 3 (2.61%) EMC
9 3 (2.61%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.61%) Meraki
10 2 (1.74%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.74%) Wyse