Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 94 113
Rank change year-on-year -31 +19 +4
Permanent jobs citing DNS 193 243 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.45% 3.26% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.05% 21.26% 17.73%
Number of salaries quoted 183 213 154
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +41.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,050 £19,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £44,625
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%

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 1132 1143 1066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.37% 15.35% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 967 998 844
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +16 32 £43,000 +53.57% 1
Rochdale -11 17 £43,000 -21.82% 5
Cheadle - 12 £43,000 -
Salford -3 7 £30,071 -4.84% 1
Wigan +1 4 £26,000 -25.71%
Bolton -4 4 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Altrincham - 4 £28,000 -
Sale +9 3 £35,000 +22.81%
Bury +2 3 £32,500 +8.33% 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for DNS.

1 156 (80.83%) Active Directory
2 145 (75.13%) Windows
3 129 (66.84%) DHCP
4 112 (58.03%) Cisco
5 109 (56.48%) Microsoft
6 106 (54.92%) VMware
7 93 (48.19%) TCP/IP
8 92 (47.67%) Windows Server
9 88 (45.60%) Office 365
10 87 (45.08%) ITIL
11 84 (43.52%) Firewall
12 82 (42.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 78 (40.41%) LAN
14 69 (35.75%) WAN
15 64 (33.16%) MS Exchange
16 62 (32.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 59 (30.57%) Hyper-V
18 55 (28.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 50 (25.91%) MCSE
20 43 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
21 41 (21.24%) SAN
21 41 (21.24%) Exchange Server 2010
22 37 (19.17%) Web Services
23 36 (18.65%) Juniper
24 35 (18.13%) Windows 7
24 35 (18.13%) VLAN
24 35 (18.13%) SCCM
25 31 (16.06%) Terminal Services
26 30 (15.54%) VoIP
26 30 (15.54%) MPLS

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 64 (33.16%) MS Exchange
2 41 (21.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (14.51%) SharePoint
4 19 (9.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.70%) IIS
7 10 (5.18%) Skype for Business
8 9 (4.66%) IBM Notes
9 7 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.07%) Apache
11 2 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 88 (45.60%) Office 365
2 25 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.04%) SaaS
4 2 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (66.84%) DHCP
2 93 (48.19%) TCP/IP
3 84 (43.52%) Firewall
4 78 (40.41%) LAN
5 69 (35.75%) WAN
6 41 (21.24%) SAN
7 35 (18.13%) VLAN
8 30 (15.54%) MPLS
8 30 (15.54%) VoIP
9 28 (14.51%) VPN
10 21 (10.88%) Junos
11 20 (10.36%) Ethernet
11 20 (10.36%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (9.84%) BGP
12 19 (9.84%) Broadband
12 19 (9.84%) MRTG
12 19 (9.84%) SNMP
12 19 (9.84%) TACACS
13 17 (8.81%) Network Security
14 13 (6.74%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.04%) MySQL
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (8.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.55%) Subversion
3 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (12.44%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.77%) Finance
3 10 (5.18%) Legal
4 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.04%) Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (25.39%) Support Engineer
2 35 (18.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 33 (17.10%) 3rd Line Support
3 33 (17.10%) Network Engineer
4 32 (16.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (12.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 14 (7.25%) Administrator
6 14 (7.25%) IT Engineer
6 14 (7.25%) IT Support
6 14 (7.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (6.74%) Analyst
8 12 (6.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (6.22%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (5.70%) VMware Engineer
10 10 (5.18%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.66%) Service Desk Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.63%) Designer
12 7 (3.63%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.17%) Web Services
2 2 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.52%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.74%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.66%) Replication
4 6 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.07%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.07%) iPad
6 3 (1.55%) Clustering
7 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.04%) FMCG
7 2 (1.04%) iPhone
7 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) CCTV
8 1 (0.52%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.52%) IPTV
8 1 (0.52%) Life Science
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 145 (75.13%) Windows
2 92 (47.67%) Windows Server
3 82 (42.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (18.13%) Windows 7
6 25 (12.95%) Windows 10
7 16 (8.29%) Windows 8
8 15 (7.77%) Linux
9 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.55%) Unix
11 2 (1.04%) AIX
11 2 (1.04%) Android
11 2 (1.04%) CentOS
11 2 (1.04%) Debian
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.52%) SUSE
12 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (45.08%) ITIL
2 27 (13.99%) Change Management
3 23 (11.92%) SIEM
4 22 (11.40%) Network Management
5 21 (10.88%) Configuration Management
6 16 (8.29%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (7.77%) Network Design
7 15 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (7.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 13 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (5.70%) Patch Management
11 10 (5.18%) Problem Management
12 7 (3.63%) Proactive Monitoring
12 7 (3.63%) Server Hardening
12 7 (3.63%) Service Management
13 6 (3.11%) DevOps
13 6 (3.11%) Migration
13 6 (3.11%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (3.11%) Security Management
13 6 (3.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.03%) SQL
2 24 (12.44%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.25%) Python
4 13 (6.74%) Perl
4 13 (6.74%) PHP
5 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.55%) VB
5 3 (1.55%) VBScript
6 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (28.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (25.91%) MCSE
3 29 (15.03%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (10.36%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (9.33%) MCP
6 15 (7.77%) CCNA
7 14 (7.25%) CCNP
8 12 (6.22%) MCSA
9 11 (5.70%) JNCIP
10 8 (4.15%) Degree
11 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.59%) Security Cleared
12 4 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.99%) PCI DSS
2 19 (9.84%) SLA
3 8 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.04%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 156 (80.83%) Active Directory
2 62 (32.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (30.57%) Hyper-V
4 31 (16.06%) Terminal Services
5 27 (13.99%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (13.99%) vSphere
6 14 (7.25%) ProxySG
7 8 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.11%) XenApp
9 1 (0.52%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.52%) vCloud
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (18.13%) SCCM
2 24 (12.44%) Nagios
3 22 (11.40%) Puppet
4 21 (10.88%) Cacti
5 19 (9.84%) OpenNMS
5 19 (9.84%) RANCID
6 8 (4.15%) SCOM
7 7 (3.63%) WSUS
8 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.55%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.55%) Salt
9 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.04%) Ansible
9 2 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.04%) Terraform
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.52%) SnapMirror
10 1 (0.52%) SnapVault
10 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 112 (58.03%) Cisco
2 109 (56.48%) Microsoft
3 106 (54.92%) VMware
4 36 (18.65%) Juniper
5 27 (13.99%) Citrix
6 20 (10.36%) CheckPoint
7 19 (9.84%) Ericsson
7 19 (9.84%) Huawei
8 18 (9.33%) Palo Alto
9 16 (8.29%) HP
10 14 (7.25%) Blue Coat
11 10 (5.18%) Veeam
12 9 (4.66%) Brocade
12 9 (4.66%) Lotus
13 7 (3.63%) Foundry
13 7 (3.63%) Wyse
13 7 (3.63%) ZyXEL
14 5 (2.59%) SolarWinds
15 3 (1.55%) Apple
15 3 (1.55%) Meraki