Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 109 128
Rank change year-on-year -26 +19 -11
Permanent jobs citing DNS 306 355 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.39% 2.86% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.98% 19.10% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 251 290 253
North West median annual salary £36,000 £37,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% +12.12% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £54,375 £54,730 £50,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,702 1,859 1,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.31% 14.99% 14.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,336 1,466 1,384
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,875 £21,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,375 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the North West

DNS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for DNS in the North West

DNS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for DNS in the North West

DNS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester -37 163 £37,500 -1.32% 41
Cheshire +4 101 £35,000 +25.00% 15
Merseyside -6 22 £30,000 -31.82% 3
Lancashire +7 13 £35,500 +1.43% 4
Cumbria -7 7 £35,000 +22.81%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 220 (71.90%) Windows
2 216 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 192 (62.75%) DHCP
4 163 (53.27%) Microsoft
5 156 (50.98%) VMware
6 141 (46.08%) Windows Server
7 139 (45.42%) TCP/IP
8 129 (42.16%) Cisco
9 120 (39.22%) Office 365
10 118 (38.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 113 (36.93%) ITIL
11 113 (36.93%) Firewall
12 100 (32.68%) LAN
13 99 (32.35%) WAN
13 99 (32.35%) MS Exchange
13 99 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 97 (31.70%) Microsoft Certification
15 95 (31.05%) Hyper-V
16 90 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
17 75 (24.51%) Exchange Server 2010
18 74 (24.18%) MCSE
19 63 (20.59%) VPN
20 51 (16.67%) SCCM
21 50 (16.34%) SQL
22 49 (16.01%) MCSA
22 49 (16.01%) SAN
23 45 (14.71%) Citrix
23 45 (14.71%) Linux
23 45 (14.71%) Windows 7
24 44 (14.38%) VLAN

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 99 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 75 (24.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (8.17%) Skype for Business
5 23 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (6.21%) Apache
7 18 (5.88%) SharePoint
8 17 (5.56%) IIS
8 17 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (4.25%) nginx
10 6 (1.96%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.65%) JBoss
13 2 (0.65%) Resin
13 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.33%) Confluence
14 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 120 (39.22%) Office 365
2 38 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.96%) IaaS
5 5 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.98%) G Suite
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 192 (62.75%) DHCP
2 139 (45.42%) TCP/IP
3 113 (36.93%) Firewall
4 100 (32.68%) LAN
5 99 (32.35%) WAN
6 63 (20.59%) VPN
7 49 (16.01%) SAN
8 44 (14.38%) VLAN
9 40 (13.07%) VoIP
10 36 (11.76%) MPLS
11 31 (10.13%) BGP
11 31 (10.13%) OSPF
12 29 (9.48%) HTTP
13 28 (9.15%) SSL
13 28 (9.15%) Wireless
14 25 (8.17%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (7.52%) Ethernet
16 22 (7.19%) Internet
17 21 (6.86%) SNMP
18 20 (6.54%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (2.29%) MySQL
4 5 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (9.80%) Telecoms
2 15 (4.90%) Finance
3 14 (4.58%) Retail
4 13 (4.25%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.61%) Legal
6 3 (0.98%) Games
7 2 (0.65%) Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (22.88%) Support Engineer
2 52 (16.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 48 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (12.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 36 (11.76%) Network Engineer
6 34 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 34 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 31 (10.13%) Analyst
8 30 (9.80%) IT Support
9 27 (8.82%) IT Engineer
10 21 (6.86%) Administrator
10 21 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
11 20 (6.54%) IT Support Engineer
12 17 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 17 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
13 16 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
15 13 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 13 (4.25%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.17%) Web Services
2 13 (4.25%) Servlets
3 9 (2.94%) .NET
3 9 (2.94%) WSGI
4 4 (1.31%) CSS
4 4 (1.31%) HTML
4 4 (1.31%) JSON
5 2 (0.65%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.65%) Node.js
5 2 (0.65%) React
5 2 (0.65%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.65%) XHTML
5 2 (0.65%) XML
6 1 (0.33%) COM
6 1 (0.33%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.33%) LDAP
6 1 (0.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.38%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.23%) Driving Licence
3 9 (2.94%) Clustering
4 8 (2.61%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.96%) Life Science
6 6 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.96%) PKI
6 6 (1.96%) Replication
7 5 (1.63%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.31%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.31%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.98%) iPad
9 3 (0.98%) iPhone
9 3 (0.98%) Online Games
10 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 220 (71.90%) Windows
2 141 (46.08%) Windows Server
3 118 (38.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 99 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (14.71%) Linux
5 45 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 28 (9.15%) Windows 10
7 17 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.27%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.29%) CentOS
10 7 (2.29%) Unix
11 6 (1.96%) Debian
11 6 (1.96%) SUSE
11 6 (1.96%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.31%) AIX
12 4 (1.31%) Solaris
12 4 (1.31%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.98%) Android
13 3 (0.98%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (36.93%) ITIL
2 36 (11.76%) Change Management
3 34 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 25 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (7.84%) DevOps
6 22 (7.19%) Mentoring
7 21 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
7 21 (6.86%) Test Automation
8 19 (6.21%) Network Management
9 15 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (4.58%) Build Automation
10 14 (4.58%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (4.58%) Load Testing
10 14 (4.58%) Service Management
11 12 (3.92%) Load Balancing
12 11 (3.59%) Patch Management
12 11 (3.59%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (3.59%) Problem Management
12 11 (3.59%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 50 (16.34%) SQL
2 34 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 26 (8.50%) Python
4 18 (5.88%) PHP
5 17 (5.56%) Java
6 16 (5.23%) Bash Shell
6 16 (5.23%) Perl
7 6 (1.96%) C#
7 6 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.96%) VBScript
8 2 (0.65%) VB
9 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (31.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (24.18%) MCSE
3 49 (16.01%) MCSA
4 37 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (11.11%) Degree
6 28 (9.15%) MCP
7 21 (6.86%) CCNP
8 20 (6.54%) Security Cleared
9 18 (5.88%) CCNA
10 15 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.94%) MCITP
12 8 (2.61%) JNCIP
13 7 (2.29%) SC Cleared
14 5 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (1.31%) MCTS
16 3 (0.98%) A+ Certification
17 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
17 2 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
18 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.84%) SLA
2 19 (6.21%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.61%) GDPR
4 6 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.96%) PMO
5 3 (0.98%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 216 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 95 (31.05%) Hyper-V
3 90 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (11.44%) vSphere
5 29 (9.48%) Terminal Services
6 18 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.92%) XenApp
8 11 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.29%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.63%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.98%) NFS
12 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.33%) Docker
13 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.33%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.33%) pfSense
13 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (16.67%) SCCM
2 31 (10.13%) Puppet
3 21 (6.86%) SCOM
4 19 (6.21%) Nagios
5 18 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.58%) Cacti
6 14 (4.58%) OpenNMS
6 14 (4.58%) RANCID
6 14 (4.58%) Salt
7 11 (3.59%) WSUS
8 8 (2.61%) Ansible
9 5 (1.63%) Terraform
10 4 (1.31%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.98%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.98%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.33%) Kibana
12 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 163 (53.27%) Microsoft
2 156 (50.98%) VMware
3 129 (42.16%) Cisco
4 45 (14.71%) Citrix
5 25 (8.17%) HP
6 24 (7.84%) Juniper
7 20 (6.54%) Veeam
8 14 (4.58%) Ericsson
8 14 (4.58%) F5
8 14 (4.58%) Huawei
9 10 (3.27%) Apple
9 10 (3.27%) NetApp
9 10 (3.27%) Palo Alto
10 9 (2.94%) Dell
10 9 (2.94%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.61%) Brocade
11 8 (2.61%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.61%) Google
12 7 (2.29%) Blue Coat
13 6 (1.96%) Lotus