Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 126 133
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 -15
Permanent jobs citing DNS 224 269 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.65% 2.63% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.95% 15.03% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 181 219 247
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.72% -1.37%
10th Percentile £19,250 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,400 £54,625
England median annual salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.68% +3.53% -

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 1,182 1,790 1,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.96% 17.48% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 949 1,474 1,316
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +15 118 £42,000 +20.00% 42
Cheshire +2 54 £26,750 -2.73% 18
Merseyside +15 22 £26,000 -5.45% 7
Lancashire +1 18 £35,000 +41.41% 14
Cumbria -12 12 £30,250 - 6
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 192 (85.71%) Windows
2 174 (77.68%) Active Directory
3 148 (66.07%) DHCP
4 140 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 111 (49.55%) Windows Server
6 108 (48.21%) Office 365
7 93 (41.52%) VMware
8 88 (39.29%) Firewall
9 84 (37.50%) TCP/IP
10 74 (33.04%) Azure
11 68 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 62 (27.68%) MS Exchange
13 55 (24.55%) Cisco
14 51 (22.77%) Windows 10
14 51 (22.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 50 (22.32%) VPN
16 47 (20.98%) WAN
17 46 (20.54%) ITIL
17 46 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
18 45 (20.09%) LAN
18 45 (20.09%) SCCM
19 43 (19.20%) Hyper-V
20 40 (17.86%) Linux
21 36 (16.07%) Kalman Filter
22 35 (15.63%) Data Centre
23 34 (15.18%) Citrix
24 33 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
24 33 (14.73%) DevOps
24 33 (14.73%) Windows 7
25 32 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

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 62 (27.68%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (9.38%) IIS
4 18 (8.04%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.36%) Apache
6 9 (4.02%) Skype for Business
7 7 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.79%) CMS
9 3 (1.34%) Drupal
9 3 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.89%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (11.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 108 (48.21%) Office 365
2 74 (33.04%) Azure
3 26 (11.61%) AWS
4 9 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.79%) GCP
6 3 (1.34%) IaaS
6 3 (1.34%) WhatsApp
7 2 (0.89%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.45%) G Suite
8 1 (0.45%) PaaS
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 148 (66.07%) DHCP
2 88 (39.29%) Firewall
3 84 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 50 (22.32%) VPN
5 47 (20.98%) WAN
6 45 (20.09%) LAN
7 24 (10.71%) SAN
8 21 (9.38%) SMTP
9 20 (8.93%) VoIP
10 14 (6.25%) HTTP
11 12 (5.36%) Wireless
12 11 (4.91%) NetScaler
12 11 (4.91%) Network Security
12 11 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (4.46%) DMZ
13 10 (4.46%) Internet
13 10 (4.46%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (4.46%) Skype
14 9 (4.02%) VLAN
15 8 (3.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.36%) MySQL
3 9 (4.02%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (8.93%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.45%) GitLab
General
1 23 (10.27%) Public Sector
2 12 (5.36%) Fire and Rescue
3 10 (4.46%) Police
4 9 (4.02%) Retail
5 8 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.13%) Law
6 7 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.68%) Legal
8 3 (1.34%) Finance
9 1 (0.45%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (19.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (13.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 29 (12.95%) Analyst
3 29 (12.95%) IT Support
4 22 (9.82%) IT Technician
4 22 (9.82%) Support Engineer
5 21 (9.38%) Support Technician
6 20 (8.93%) IT Engineer
6 20 (8.93%) IT Support Technician
7 17 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
9 13 (5.80%) Network Engineer
10 12 (5.36%) Citrix Engineer
10 12 (5.36%) ICT Engineer
11 11 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.91%) Active Directory Engineer
11 11 (4.91%) Office 365 Engineer
12 10 (4.46%) Service Analyst
12 10 (4.46%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.14%) LDAP
2 9 (4.02%) LAMP
3 4 (1.79%) .NET
4 3 (1.34%) Web Services
5 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.45%) gRPC
6 1 (0.45%) OAuth
6 1 (0.45%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.45%) OpenID
6 1 (0.45%) SAML
6 1 (0.45%) XACML
6 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.46%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.57%) Wiki
6 7 (3.13%) e-Learning
7 6 (2.68%) Clustering
7 6 (2.68%) User Experience
8 4 (1.79%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.79%) CCTV
8 4 (1.79%) NHS
8 4 (1.79%) Replication
9 3 (1.34%) Life Science
9 3 (1.34%) PKI
9 3 (1.34%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.89%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.89%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 192 (85.71%) Windows
2 111 (49.55%) Windows Server
3 51 (22.77%) Windows 10
4 46 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (17.86%) Linux
6 33 (14.73%) Windows 7
7 32 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (7.59%) Windows 8
9 14 (6.25%) Apple iOS
10 12 (5.36%) Android
11 9 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (3.57%) CentOS
13 4 (1.79%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.79%) SUSE
14 2 (0.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.89%) Unix
15 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (20.54%) ITIL
3 36 (16.07%) Kalman Filter
4 33 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (14.73%) DevOps
5 28 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (8.48%) Mentoring
6 19 (8.48%) Migration
7 15 (6.70%) Change Management
8 14 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 14 (6.25%) ITSM
9 13 (5.80%) High Availability
9 13 (5.80%) Identity Management
9 13 (5.80%) Patch Management
9 13 (5.80%) Service Management
10 12 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (5.36%) Data Protection
11 11 (4.91%) Data Security
11 11 (4.91%) SIEM
12 10 (4.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.61%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.71%) Bash Shell
3 20 (8.93%) Python
4 14 (6.25%) SQL
5 3 (1.34%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (8.93%) Degree
3 14 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (4.91%) MCSE
6 10 (4.46%) MCSA
7 6 (2.68%) CCNA
8 5 (2.23%) DBS Check
8 5 (2.23%) HND
9 4 (1.79%) CCNP
10 3 (1.34%) CISSP
10 3 (1.34%) HNC
10 3 (1.34%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.89%) CCDP
11 2 (0.89%) CEH
11 2 (0.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (0.89%) MCITP
12 1 (0.45%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.82%) SLA
2 6 (2.68%) GDPR
3 5 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) NIST
5 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 174 (77.68%) Active Directory
2 68 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (19.20%) Hyper-V
4 30 (13.39%) vSphere
5 23 (10.27%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (8.93%) Docker
7 18 (8.04%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (7.14%) XenApp
8 16 (7.14%) XenDesktop
9 11 (4.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 10 (4.46%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (4.02%) NFS
11 9 (4.02%) Samba
12 5 (2.23%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.89%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 45 (20.09%) SCCM
2 20 (8.93%) Puppet
3 13 (5.80%) SCOM
4 12 (5.36%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.46%) Ansible
5 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 9 (4.02%) Cacti
6 9 (4.02%) Galera Cluster
6 9 (4.02%) HAProxy
6 9 (4.02%) Nagios
7 8 (3.57%) XenMobile
8 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (2.68%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (2.23%) WSUS
11 4 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.79%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.34%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 140 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 93 (41.52%) VMware
3 55 (24.55%) Cisco
4 34 (15.18%) Citrix
5 18 (8.04%) NetApp
6 16 (7.14%) HP
7 12 (5.36%) Palo Alto
8 11 (4.91%) Dell
8 11 (4.91%) Remedy
8 11 (4.91%) ServiceNow
9 10 (4.46%) SolarWinds
10 9 (4.02%) Apple
10 9 (4.02%) Veeam
11 8 (3.57%) Actuate
11 8 (3.57%) McAfee
11 8 (3.57%) Symantec
12 7 (3.13%) Virgin Media
13 6 (2.68%) EMC
14 5 (2.23%) Avaya
14 5 (2.23%) CheckPoint