Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 123 92
Rank change year-on-year -6 -31 +16
Permanent jobs citing DNS 271 342 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.39% 2.60% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.63% 17.63% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 240 291 315
North West median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £20,750 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,671 £55,000 £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 1,988 1,940 1,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.54% 14.73% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,647 1,541 1,574
North West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -10 166 £37,500 - 34
Cheshire -27 60 £32,500 -17.72% 9
Merseyside +16 23 £35,500 +18.33% 8
Lancashire +20 13 £24,500 -31.94% 2
Cumbria +2 1 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 200 (73.80%) Windows
2 188 (69.37%) Active Directory
3 162 (59.78%) DHCP
4 142 (52.40%) VMware
5 131 (48.34%) Windows Server
6 118 (43.54%) Microsoft
7 90 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 90 (33.21%) Office 365
8 87 (32.10%) TCP/IP
9 80 (29.52%) ITIL
10 79 (29.15%) Cisco
11 76 (28.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 74 (27.31%) Firewall
13 68 (25.09%) LAN
14 66 (24.35%) Hyper-V
15 65 (23.99%) WAN
16 60 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 59 (21.77%) MS Exchange
18 56 (20.66%) Linux
18 56 (20.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 52 (19.19%) VPN
20 48 (17.71%) SAN
21 45 (16.61%) Cisco Certification
21 45 (16.61%) Microsoft Certification
22 44 (16.24%) Microsoft Azure
23 41 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
23 41 (15.13%) MCSE
24 38 (14.02%) Citrix
24 38 (14.02%) VMware ESXi
25 37 (13.65%) SSL

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 59 (21.77%) MS Exchange
2 41 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (12.18%) IIS
3 33 (12.18%) SharePoint
4 21 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (4.06%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.69%) Apache
8 9 (3.32%) Apache Solr
8 9 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (3.32%) WordPress
9 7 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.58%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.58%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.11%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.11%) nginx
11 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.74%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.32%) Magento
2 4 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 90 (33.21%) Office 365
2 44 (16.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (13.28%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (5.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (4.06%) SaaS
6 9 (3.32%) IaaS
7 4 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.11%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.74%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.37%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (59.78%) DHCP
2 87 (32.10%) TCP/IP
3 74 (27.31%) Firewall
4 68 (25.09%) LAN
5 65 (23.99%) WAN
6 52 (19.19%) VPN
7 48 (17.71%) SAN
8 37 (13.65%) SSL
9 33 (12.18%) Internet
10 25 (9.23%) Network Security
11 22 (8.12%) VLAN
12 21 (7.75%) BGP
12 21 (7.75%) VoIP
13 20 (7.38%) Wireless
14 19 (7.01%) OSPF
15 17 (6.27%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (5.90%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (5.90%) SMTP
17 14 (5.17%) MPLS
17 14 (5.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.17%) MySQL
2 14 (5.17%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (4.06%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.95%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.74%) Big Data
7 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.48%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.11%) Hudson
5 3 (1.11%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.37%) Ant
6 1 (0.37%) JIRA
6 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (7.75%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.27%) Finance
3 6 (2.21%) Retail
4 4 (1.48%) Back Office
4 4 (1.48%) Law
4 4 (1.48%) Marketing
5 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Electronics
6 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (19.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (19.56%) Support Engineer
3 42 (15.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (9.23%) Network Engineer
5 24 (8.86%) IT Support
6 23 (8.49%) IT Engineer
7 22 (8.12%) Analyst
8 21 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (6.64%) 1st Line Engineer
9 18 (6.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (6.64%) Desktop Support
9 18 (6.64%) IT Support Engineer
9 18 (6.64%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (6.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (5.90%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (5.54%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (5.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (5.54%) Support Analyst
13 14 (5.17%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.43%) Web Services
2 5 (1.85%) React
3 4 (1.48%) LDAP
4 3 (1.11%) CSS
4 3 (1.11%) HTML
4 3 (1.11%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.74%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.74%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.74%) CSS3
5 2 (0.74%) HTML5
5 2 (0.74%) jQuery
5 2 (0.74%) OAuth
5 2 (0.74%) REST
5 2 (0.74%) RESTful
5 2 (0.74%) SAML
5 2 (0.74%) SOAP
6 1 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.37%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.27%) Driving Licence
3 14 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.32%) PKI
7 7 (2.58%) NHS
7 7 (2.58%) Replication
7 7 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.21%) Clustering
8 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.11%) CESG
10 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.11%) Robotics
10 3 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 200 (73.80%) Windows
2 131 (48.34%) Windows Server
3 76 (28.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (20.66%) Linux
6 35 (12.92%) Windows 10
7 31 (11.44%) Windows 7
8 12 (4.43%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.69%) Mac OS
9 10 (3.69%) Solaris
9 10 (3.69%) Unix
10 8 (2.95%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.58%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.21%) Android
13 5 (1.85%) SUSE
14 4 (1.48%) CentOS
15 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.37%) Debian
16 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (29.52%) ITIL
2 56 (20.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (9.59%) Mentoring
4 21 (7.75%) Tech Ops
5 20 (7.38%) Service Delivery
6 19 (7.01%) DevOps
7 18 (6.64%) Configuration Management
7 18 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (6.27%) Load Balancing
9 16 (5.90%) Change Control
9 16 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (5.90%) Information Security
10 15 (5.54%) Coaching
11 13 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (4.80%) Project Management
12 12 (4.43%) Change Management
12 12 (4.43%) Migration
13 11 (4.06%) Benchmarking
13 11 (4.06%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (4.06%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.33%) PowerShell
2 25 (9.23%) SQL
3 14 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.80%) Bash Shell
5 12 (4.43%) Java
6 10 (3.69%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.95%) Python
8 7 (2.58%) PHP
9 5 (1.85%) Perl
10 4 (1.48%) C
11 3 (1.11%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.11%) Korn
11 3 (1.11%) Ruby
12 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (16.61%) Cisco Certification
1 45 (16.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (15.13%) MCSE
3 33 (12.18%) CCNA
4 25 (9.23%) CCNP
5 17 (6.27%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (5.90%) MCSA
6 16 (5.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (5.17%) Degree
8 11 (4.06%) AWS Certification
8 11 (4.06%) MCP
9 7 (2.58%) CCIE
9 7 (2.58%) DBS Check
10 6 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.21%) MCITP
11 5 (1.85%) MCTS
11 5 (1.85%) VCP5
12 4 (1.48%) CISSP
12 4 (1.48%) ISSAP
12 4 (1.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (3.69%) SLA
4 8 (2.95%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.21%) FISMA
5 6 (2.21%) GDPR
5 6 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.37%) COBIT
8 1 (0.37%) PMO
8 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 188 (69.37%) Active Directory
2 90 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (24.35%) Hyper-V
4 38 (14.02%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (11.44%) vSphere
6 18 (6.64%) XenApp
6 18 (6.64%) XenDesktop
7 14 (5.17%) Terminal Services
8 12 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (4.06%) Docker
10 9 (3.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.85%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.85%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.11%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.74%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (6.64%) SCCM
2 16 (5.90%) Puppet
3 13 (4.80%) Nagios
3 13 (4.80%) SCOM
4 12 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.32%) Cobbler
6 6 (2.21%) cPanel
6 6 (2.21%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.21%) WSUS
7 5 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.85%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.48%) Ansible
8 4 (1.48%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.48%) Terraform
8 4 (1.48%) ZENworks
9 3 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 142 (52.40%) VMware
2 118 (43.54%) Microsoft
3 79 (29.15%) Cisco
4 38 (14.02%) Citrix
5 26 (9.59%) Veeam
6 18 (6.64%) Meraki
7 16 (5.90%) F5
7 16 (5.90%) Google
8 15 (5.54%) CheckPoint
9 14 (5.17%) Juniper
10 13 (4.80%) HP
11 10 (3.69%) Apple
11 10 (3.69%) NetApp
11 10 (3.69%) Nimble Storage
11 10 (3.69%) SolarWinds
12 9 (3.32%) Dell
13 8 (2.95%) McAfee
13 8 (2.95%) Mitel
13 8 (2.95%) Sophos
14 7 (2.58%) IBM