Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 98 140
Rank change year-on-year -38 +42 -23
Permanent jobs citing DNS 160 240 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.22% 3.16% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.93% 20.82% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 146 208 114
Manchester median annual salary £37,750 £37,750 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +34.82% -13.85%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,775 £18,750
90th Percentile £58,500 £55,000 £47,125
North West median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year -1.37% +8.15% +1.50%

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 945 1,153 1,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.09% 15.20% 14.38%
Number of salaries quoted 793 948 814
Manchester median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +8 20 £43,000 +53.57% 4
Rochdale -15 14 £43,000 +7.50% 2
Cheadle - 8 £43,000 -
Salford -8 4 £32,536 +2.96% 6
Altrincham -8 3 £28,000 +3.70% 1
Bolton -1 2 £31,250 -10.71% 1
Sale +5 1 - -
Wigan 0 1 £24,000 -16.52% 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 127 (79.38%) Active Directory
2 123 (76.88%) Windows
3 100 (62.50%) DHCP
4 94 (58.75%) VMware
5 91 (56.88%) Office 365
6 89 (55.63%) Microsoft
7 88 (55.00%) TCP/IP
8 86 (53.75%) Cisco
9 82 (51.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 79 (49.38%) Windows Server
11 67 (41.88%) Firewall
12 66 (41.25%) ITIL
13 64 (40.00%) LAN
14 63 (39.38%) Hyper-V
15 59 (36.88%) MS Exchange
16 57 (35.63%) WAN
17 56 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 51 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 50 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
20 45 (28.13%) MCSE
21 40 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
22 36 (22.50%) VLAN
23 35 (21.88%) SCCM
23 35 (21.88%) VPN
24 30 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
25 26 (16.25%) Puppet
26 25 (15.63%) Configuration Management
26 25 (15.63%) Web Services
26 25 (15.63%) VoIP
27 24 (15.00%) vSphere

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 59 (36.88%) MS Exchange
2 40 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (10.63%) SharePoint
4 17 (10.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (5.63%) IIS
5 9 (5.63%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.75%) Apache
7 6 (3.75%) IBM Notes
8 5 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (2.50%) nginx
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.63%) Confluence
10 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 91 (56.88%) Office 365
2 20 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.75%) IaaS
5 5 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.25%) G Suite
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 100 (62.50%) DHCP
2 88 (55.00%) TCP/IP
3 67 (41.88%) Firewall
4 64 (40.00%) LAN
5 57 (35.63%) WAN
6 36 (22.50%) VLAN
7 35 (21.88%) VPN
8 25 (15.63%) VoIP
9 22 (13.75%) MPLS
9 22 (13.75%) SAN
10 17 (10.63%) Ethernet
11 16 (10.00%) VRRP
12 15 (9.38%) BGP
12 15 (9.38%) HTTP
12 15 (9.38%) OSPF
12 15 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (8.75%) Broadband
13 14 (8.75%) IPv6
13 14 (8.75%) SNMP
13 14 (8.75%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.63%) JIRA
4 1 (0.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (14.38%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.63%) Retail
3 7 (4.38%) Finance
4 6 (3.75%) Legal
5 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (28.75%) Support Engineer
2 32 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 29 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (16.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (14.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 18 (11.25%) Network Engineer
7 17 (10.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (8.75%) IT Engineer
9 12 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (7.50%) IT Support
10 11 (6.88%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
11 10 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
11 10 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
12 9 (5.63%) Administrator
12 9 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.63%) Web Services
2 6 (3.75%) .NET
3 4 (2.50%) Servlets
3 4 (2.50%) WSGI
4 2 (1.25%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.25%) CSS
4 2 (1.25%) HTML
4 2 (1.25%) JSON
4 2 (1.25%) Node.js
4 2 (1.25%) React
4 2 (1.25%) XHTML
4 2 (1.25%) XML
5 1 (0.63%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (0.63%) LDAP
5 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (4.38%) Clustering
3 7 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.38%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.88%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.88%) Replication
5 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
6 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 123 (76.88%) Windows
2 82 (51.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 79 (49.38%) Windows Server
4 51 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (12.50%) Linux
5 20 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 20 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.88%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.25%) AIX
7 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.25%) CentOS
7 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.25%) Unix
7 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.63%) Android
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.63%) SUSE
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (41.25%) ITIL
2 25 (15.63%) Configuration Management
3 18 (11.25%) Change Management
4 17 (10.63%) Network Management
5 16 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 14 (8.75%) DevOps
7 11 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (6.25%) SIEM
8 10 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 9 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.00%) Coaching
10 8 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.38%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.38%) Service Management
11 7 (4.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 6 (3.75%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.75%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.88%) Python
2 17 (10.63%) SQL
3 14 (8.75%) Perl
3 14 (8.75%) PHP
4 13 (8.13%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.63%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.75%) Java
7 3 (1.88%) VBScript
8 2 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.25%) VB
9 1 (0.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 50 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (28.13%) MCSE
3 20 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (12.50%) MCSA
4 16 (10.00%) MCP
5 13 (8.13%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (7.50%) CCNP
7 10 (6.25%) Degree
8 9 (5.63%) CCNA
9 8 (5.00%) JNCIP
10 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (2.50%) MCTS
11 4 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.25%) MCITP
12 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.88%) PCI DSS
1 19 (11.88%) SLA
2 6 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 127 (79.38%) Active Directory
2 63 (39.38%) Hyper-V
3 56 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (15.00%) vSphere
5 23 (14.38%) Terminal Services
6 18 (11.25%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (3.75%) ProxySG
8 5 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.13%) XenApp
9 1 (0.63%) Docker
9 1 (0.63%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.63%) NFS
9 1 (0.63%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.63%) pfSense
9 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (21.88%) SCCM
2 26 (16.25%) Puppet
3 16 (10.00%) SCOM
4 14 (8.75%) Cacti
4 14 (8.75%) Nagios
4 14 (8.75%) OpenNMS
4 14 (8.75%) RANCID
5 12 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (5.63%) Salt
7 8 (5.00%) Ansible
8 5 (3.13%) Terraform
9 3 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.63%) Kibana
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (58.75%) VMware
2 89 (55.63%) Microsoft
3 86 (53.75%) Cisco
4 22 (13.75%) Juniper
5 20 (12.50%) Citrix
6 14 (8.75%) Ericsson
6 14 (8.75%) HP
6 14 (8.75%) Huawei
7 10 (6.25%) Veeam
8 8 (5.00%) Brocade
8 8 (5.00%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.38%) Google
10 6 (3.75%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.75%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.75%) Foundry
10 6 (3.75%) Lotus
10 6 (3.75%) ZyXEL
11 5 (3.13%) Acme Packet
11 5 (3.13%) Sonus