Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 125 108
Rank change year-on-year -17 -17 -11
Permanent jobs citing DNS 265 329 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.25% 2.57% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.28% 16.90% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 233 283 284
North West median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% -8.24% +25.00%
10th Percentile £19,000 £23,000 £24,450
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £57,500
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 1,996 1,947 1,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.97% 15.23% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,620 1,563 1,596
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -18 155 £37,500 - 35
Cheshire -35 71 £37,500 -7.41% 15
Merseyside +23 25 £37,500 +9.49% 9
Lancashire +17 9 £35,000 +66.67% 4
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 202 (76.23%) Windows
2 197 (74.34%) Active Directory
3 163 (61.51%) DHCP
4 153 (57.74%) VMware
5 143 (53.96%) Windows Server
6 130 (49.06%) Microsoft
7 98 (36.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 93 (35.09%) Office 365
9 87 (32.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 84 (31.70%) TCP/IP
11 81 (30.57%) LAN
11 81 (30.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 77 (29.06%) Cisco
13 76 (28.68%) Firewall
14 74 (27.92%) WAN
14 74 (27.92%) Hyper-V
15 66 (24.91%) ITIL
16 64 (24.15%) SAN
17 59 (22.26%) VPN
18 57 (21.51%) MS Exchange
19 51 (19.25%) Linux
19 51 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 48 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
21 47 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
22 41 (15.47%) MCSE
23 40 (15.09%) SharePoint
24 39 (14.72%) Cisco Certification
25 38 (14.34%) Network Security
25 38 (14.34%) Exchange Server 2010
26 37 (13.96%) Citrix

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 57 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 40 (15.09%) SharePoint
3 38 (14.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (11.32%) IIS
5 27 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (4.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (3.77%) Skype for Business
8 8 (3.02%) Apache Solr
8 8 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.51%) Apache
11 2 (0.75%) nginx
12 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.38%) JBoss
12 1 (0.38%) Resin
12 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 93 (35.09%) Office 365
2 48 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.53%) IaaS
4 12 (4.53%) SaaS
5 8 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.51%) PaaS
7 3 (1.13%) G Suite
8 2 (0.75%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.75%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 163 (61.51%) DHCP
2 84 (31.70%) TCP/IP
3 81 (30.57%) LAN
4 76 (28.68%) Firewall
5 74 (27.92%) WAN
6 64 (24.15%) SAN
7 59 (22.26%) VPN
8 38 (14.34%) Network Security
9 36 (13.58%) SSL
10 33 (12.45%) Wireless
11 30 (11.32%) MPLS
12 27 (10.19%) Internet
12 27 (10.19%) VoIP
13 26 (9.81%) Ethernet
14 22 (8.30%) BGP
15 19 (7.17%) IPsec
15 19 (7.17%) Remote Desktop
16 18 (6.79%) VLAN
17 17 (6.42%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (6.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.66%) MySQL
3 12 (4.53%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (3.02%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.75%) Big Data
8 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.51%) Hudson
3 4 (1.51%) MSBuild
3 4 (1.51%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (8.68%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.42%) Retail
3 11 (4.15%) Finance
4 8 (3.02%) Retail Banking
5 7 (2.64%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.51%) Back Office
7 2 (0.75%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (16.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 44 (16.60%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.19%) IT Support
5 24 (9.06%) Network Engineer
6 22 (8.30%) IT Engineer
7 21 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (7.55%) 1st Line Support
8 20 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 18 (6.79%) 1st Line Engineer
9 18 (6.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (6.42%) Technical Engineer
11 16 (6.04%) Administrator
11 16 (6.04%) Analyst
11 16 (6.04%) Desktop Support
11 16 (6.04%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (5.28%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (5.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (4.91%) Server Engineer
14 12 (4.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.15%) Web Services
2 7 (2.64%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.89%) LDAP
3 5 (1.89%) React
4 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.38%) COM
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) CSS3
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) HTML5
4 1 (0.38%) jQuery
4 1 (0.38%) JSON
4 1 (0.38%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.38%) RESTful
4 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.38%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.68%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.79%) Driving Licence
3 13 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.15%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.40%) PKI
7 7 (2.64%) Clustering
8 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.26%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (1.89%) NHS
9 5 (1.89%) Replication
10 4 (1.51%) Robotics
11 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.75%) IVR
12 1 (0.38%) CESG
12 1 (0.38%) iPhone
12 1 (0.38%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 202 (76.23%) Windows
2 143 (53.96%) Windows Server
3 87 (32.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (30.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (19.25%) Linux
6 35 (13.21%) Windows 10
7 28 (10.57%) Windows 7
8 15 (5.66%) Mac OS
9 7 (2.64%) Android
9 7 (2.64%) CentOS
9 7 (2.64%) Solaris
9 7 (2.64%) SUSE
9 7 (2.64%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.51%) Unix
12 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.38%) AIX
13 1 (0.38%) HPUX
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.91%) ITIL
2 51 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (9.06%) DevOps
3 24 (9.06%) Tech Ops
4 23 (8.68%) Mentoring
5 21 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (6.79%) Load Balancing
7 18 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (6.42%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.04%) Coaching
10 15 (5.66%) Project Management
11 13 (4.91%) Migration
12 12 (4.53%) Change Control
12 12 (4.53%) Configuration Management
12 12 (4.53%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (4.53%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (4.15%) Information Security
14 10 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (3.77%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.08%) SQL
2 30 (11.32%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.15%) Python
4 10 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.40%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.40%) Java
6 8 (3.02%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.64%) Perl
8 6 (2.26%) PHP
9 4 (1.51%) Bourne shell
9 4 (1.51%) Korn
9 4 (1.51%) Ruby
10 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (15.47%) MCSE
3 39 (14.72%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (11.32%) CCNA
5 21 (7.92%) CCNP
6 15 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (4.53%) Degree
8 11 (4.15%) MCSA
9 9 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (3.02%) AWS Certification
10 8 (3.02%) MCP
11 7 (2.64%) DBS Check
11 7 (2.64%) MCTS
12 5 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.89%) VCP5
13 4 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.51%) MCITP
13 4 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.75%) CISSP
14 2 (0.75%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (4.91%) SLA
3 7 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.26%) FISMA
5 5 (1.89%) GDPR
5 5 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.75%) QA
8 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 197 (74.34%) Active Directory
2 98 (36.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (27.92%) Hyper-V
4 35 (13.21%) vSphere
5 33 (12.45%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (8.30%) Terminal Services
7 18 (6.79%) XenApp
7 18 (6.79%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.77%) Docker
8 10 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (3.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.89%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.51%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.13%) Xen
12 3 (1.13%) XenServer
13 2 (0.75%) KVM
13 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (8.30%) SCCM
2 17 (6.42%) Puppet
3 13 (4.91%) Nagios
4 11 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.15%) SCOM
4 11 (4.15%) WSUS
5 8 (3.02%) Cobbler
6 7 (2.64%) Ansible
7 6 (2.26%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.89%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.51%) Terraform
10 3 (1.13%) Cacti
10 3 (1.13%) RANCID
10 3 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 153 (57.74%) VMware
2 130 (49.06%) Microsoft
3 77 (29.06%) Cisco
4 37 (13.96%) Citrix
5 24 (9.06%) Veeam
6 18 (6.79%) Juniper
7 16 (6.04%) F5
8 14 (5.28%) HP
8 14 (5.28%) Nimble Storage
9 13 (4.91%) Google
10 10 (3.77%) NetApp
10 10 (3.77%) SolarWinds
11 9 (3.40%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.02%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.02%) Dell
12 8 (3.02%) Meraki
13 7 (2.64%) IBM
13 7 (2.64%) Mitel
13 7 (2.64%) Riverbed
13 7 (2.64%) Sophos