Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 104 168
Rank change year-on-year -40 +64 -38
Permanent jobs citing DNS 339 479 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.19% 2.65% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.27% 16.72% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 260 403 286
Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,799
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.89% +22.66%
10th Percentile £23,625 £22,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £67,250 £46,875
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2375 2864 2753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.38% 15.85% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1924 2188 2358
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.91% +1.95% +2.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,675
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the Midlands

DNS
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS in the Midlands.

Salary trend for DNS in the Midlands

DNS
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DNS in the Midlands

DNS
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
West Midlands -47 218 £36,625 +4.64% 18
East Midlands +5 121 £32,923 -22.53% 3
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 249 (73.45%) Windows
2 243 (71.68%) Active Directory
3 217 (64.01%) DHCP
4 169 (49.85%) Microsoft
5 146 (43.07%) Windows Server
6 142 (41.89%) VMware
7 117 (34.51%) Firewall
8 111 (32.74%) TCP/IP
9 104 (30.68%) Cisco
10 95 (28.02%) VMware Infrastructure
11 94 (27.73%) Hyper-V
11 94 (27.73%) SAN
12 85 (25.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 82 (24.19%) MS Exchange
13 82 (24.19%) ITIL
14 81 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 78 (23.01%) Linux
16 72 (21.24%) SCCM
16 72 (21.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 69 (20.35%) Office 365
18 67 (19.76%) VPN
19 60 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
20 59 (17.40%) PowerShell
21 55 (16.22%) WAN
22 54 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
22 54 (15.93%) Windows 7
23 52 (15.34%) SQL Server
23 52 (15.34%) Windows 10
24 50 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
25 48 (14.16%) Citrix

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 82 (24.19%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.21%) IIS
3 32 (9.44%) Apache
4 28 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (3.54%) nginx
8 11 (3.24%) SharePoint
8 11 (3.24%) WordPress
9 10 (2.95%) OpenStack
10 8 (2.36%) CMS
10 8 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (2.06%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.59%) Drupal
12 2 (0.59%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.29%) Confluence
13 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (1.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.77%) InDesign
2 6 (1.77%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.77%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (21.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (20.35%) Office 365
3 40 (11.80%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.54%) G Suite
4 12 (3.54%) SaaS
5 11 (3.24%) IaaS
6 10 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.95%) PaaS
7 6 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.59%) Linode
9 2 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) Yammer
10 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 217 (64.01%) DHCP
2 117 (34.51%) Firewall
3 111 (32.74%) TCP/IP
4 94 (27.73%) SAN
5 67 (19.76%) VPN
6 55 (16.22%) WAN
7 46 (13.57%) LAN
8 32 (9.44%) NAS
9 29 (8.55%) VLAN
10 26 (7.67%) MPLS
11 25 (7.37%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (7.08%) SSL
13 19 (5.60%) OSPF
13 19 (5.60%) SSH
14 18 (5.31%) BGP
15 17 (5.01%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (5.01%) SNMP
16 14 (4.13%) DDNS
16 14 (4.13%) Network Security
16 14 (4.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.73%) MySQL
3 12 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.77%) MariaDB
5 4 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.29%) MS Access
7 1 (0.29%) Redis
7 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.77%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.18%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.59%) PEAR
5 2 (0.59%) PHPUnit
5 2 (0.59%) Xdebug
6 1 (0.29%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.29%) GDB
6 1 (0.29%) GitLab
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.29%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.29%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (6.49%) Retail
2 16 (4.72%) Finance
3 9 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.36%) Legal
4 8 (2.36%) Marketing
5 7 (2.06%) Banking
6 6 (1.77%) Games
7 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
9 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Law
9 2 (0.59%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (14.75%) Support Engineer
3 39 (11.50%) Administrator
4 38 (11.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 37 (10.91%) Systems Administrator
6 35 (10.32%) IT Support
7 30 (8.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 28 (8.26%) IT Engineer
8 28 (8.26%) Network Engineer
9 26 (7.67%) Analyst
10 23 (6.78%) Developer
11 21 (6.19%) Infrastructure Support
12 20 (5.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (5.90%) Linux Engineer
12 20 (5.90%) Server Support
13 19 (5.60%) IT Administrator
14 18 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
15 17 (5.01%) IT Systems Administrator
15 17 (5.01%) Server Engineer
16 16 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.37%) 802.1X
2 24 (7.08%) CSS
2 24 (7.08%) HTML
3 22 (6.49%) LAMP
4 19 (5.60%) LEMP Stack
5 15 (4.42%) WAP
6 10 (2.95%) .NET
6 10 (2.95%) JSON
7 9 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (1.77%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.47%) Web Services
10 4 (1.18%) Ajax
10 4 (1.18%) Backbone.js
10 4 (1.18%) CSS3
10 4 (1.18%) DOM
10 4 (1.18%) Ember.js
10 4 (1.18%) HTML5
10 4 (1.18%) Laravel
10 4 (1.18%) React
10 4 (1.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 43 (12.68%) Clustering
3 23 (6.78%) PKI
4 17 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.42%) Public Cloud
5 15 (4.42%) User Experience
6 13 (3.83%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.95%) Replication
8 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.77%) iPad
9 6 (1.77%) Social Media
10 5 (1.47%) NHS
10 5 (1.47%) RSA SecurID
10 5 (1.47%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.18%) AS400
11 4 (1.18%) EPoS
12 2 (0.59%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 249 (73.45%) Windows
2 146 (43.07%) Windows Server
3 85 (25.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (23.01%) Linux
6 54 (15.93%) Windows 7
7 52 (15.34%) Windows 10
8 48 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (11.21%) Windows 8
10 19 (5.60%) Ubuntu
11 15 (4.42%) CentOS
11 15 (4.42%) Mac OS X
12 14 (4.13%) Windows XP
13 11 (3.24%) Windows Vista
14 8 (2.36%) Debian
15 6 (1.77%) Unix
16 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.88%) Fedora
16 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (24.19%) ITIL
2 36 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (7.37%) Project Management
4 24 (7.08%) Load Balancing
5 21 (6.19%) DevOps
6 20 (5.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 20 (5.90%) Server Virtualisation
6 20 (5.90%) Time Management
7 18 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (5.01%) E-Commerce
8 17 (5.01%) Web Development
9 16 (4.72%) Network Management
9 16 (4.72%) Patch Management
10 15 (4.42%) Change Management
11 14 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (4.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 13 (3.83%) CRM
12 13 (3.83%) Infrastructure Management
12 13 (3.83%) TDD
13 12 (3.54%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (17.40%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.86%) SQL
3 26 (7.67%) PHP
4 24 (7.08%) Bash Shell
5 18 (5.31%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.42%) Python
7 13 (3.83%) Perl
8 8 (2.36%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.77%) Ruby
10 5 (1.47%) VB
11 2 (0.59%) C
11 2 (0.59%) C#
11 2 (0.59%) ES6
11 2 (0.59%) Java
11 2 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (10.91%) MCSE
4 32 (9.44%) CCNA
5 31 (9.14%) CCNP
6 21 (6.19%) Security Cleared
7 20 (5.90%) MCSA
8 18 (5.31%) SC Cleared
9 16 (4.72%) Degree
9 16 (4.72%) MCP
10 15 (4.42%) MCITP
11 14 (4.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (3.83%) CCIE
13 12 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (3.24%) Master's Degree
15 9 (2.65%) DBS Check
15 9 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (2.06%) A+ Certification
17 5 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 3 (0.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.31%) SLA
2 11 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) NIST 800
System Software
1 243 (71.68%) Active Directory
2 95 (28.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (27.73%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.49%) Docker
5 17 (5.01%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (4.72%) vSphere
7 15 (4.42%) XenApp
8 14 (4.13%) Samba
9 13 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (3.24%) XenDesktop
11 10 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (2.65%) Terminal Services
12 9 (2.65%) UAG
13 8 (2.36%) Squid
13 8 (2.36%) Xen
14 7 (2.06%) KVM
14 7 (2.06%) vCloud
14 7 (2.06%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 72 (21.24%) SCCM
2 29 (8.55%) WSUS
3 22 (6.49%) SCOM
4 18 (5.31%) Puppet
5 17 (5.01%) Ansible
6 13 (3.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (3.24%) Backup Exec
7 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (2.65%) Grafana
8 9 (2.65%) Terraform
9 7 (2.06%) Nagios
9 7 (2.06%) ThinApp
10 6 (1.77%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.77%) cPanel
10 6 (1.77%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.77%) Plesk
10 6 (1.77%) Salt
11 5 (1.47%) vCenter Server
12 4 (1.18%) Simpana
Vendors
1 169 (49.85%) Microsoft
2 142 (41.89%) VMware
3 104 (30.68%) Cisco
4 48 (14.16%) Citrix
5 40 (11.80%) HP
6 35 (10.32%) Veeam
7 25 (7.37%) Juniper
8 24 (7.08%) NetApp
9 23 (6.78%) Symantec
10 21 (6.19%) Dell
11 20 (5.90%) SolarWinds
12 18 (5.31%) Sophos
13 15 (4.42%) IBM
14 14 (4.13%) Google
14 14 (4.13%) McAfee
15 13 (3.83%) CommVault
15 13 (3.83%) F5
16 11 (3.24%) Barracuda Networks
16 11 (3.24%) Splunk
17 10 (2.95%) Red Hat