Period
to 1 June 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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 86 163
Rank change year-on-year -41 +77 -11
Permanent jobs citing DNS 132 368 239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.14% 3.58% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.21% 19.01% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 103 307 194
Median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £19,250 £21,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 929 1,936 1,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.05% 18.83% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 725 1,187 1,272
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,150 £21,510
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DNS in the North West.

Salary trend for DNS in the North West

DNS
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing DNS in the North West over the 6 months to 1 June 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 1 June 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 -50 67 £47,500 +30.14% 12
Merseyside +34 30 £27,500 -24.14% 4
Cheshire -29 24 £20,500 -36.92% 7
Cumbria -14 7 £35,000 - 1
Lancashire +42 4 £42,500 +6.25% 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 117 (88.64%) Windows
2 92 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 85 (64.39%) DHCP
4 79 (59.85%) Microsoft
5 65 (49.24%) Windows Server
6 46 (34.85%) MS Exchange
7 43 (32.58%) VMware
7 43 (32.58%) Azure
8 40 (30.30%) Firewall
8 40 (30.30%) TCP/IP
8 40 (30.30%) Office 365
9 29 (21.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (21.21%) Linux
11 24 (18.18%) Windows 10
11 24 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (17.42%) Cisco
13 22 (16.67%) HTTP
13 22 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 22 (16.67%) SCCM
13 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (16.67%) Hyper-V
14 21 (15.91%) ITIL
14 21 (15.91%) SLA
15 19 (14.39%) Citrix
15 19 (14.39%) SQL Server
15 19 (14.39%) Microsoft Office
15 19 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (13.64%) SMTP
17 17 (12.88%) Kalman Filter

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 46 (34.85%) MS Exchange
2 19 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.06%) IIS
5 6 (4.55%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.03%) Apache
6 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.27%) Drupal
7 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (14.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (32.58%) Azure
2 40 (30.30%) Office 365
3 13 (9.85%) AWS
4 10 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.79%) GCP
6 2 (1.52%) IaaS
6 2 (1.52%) PaaS
6 2 (1.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.76%) Coveralls
7 1 (0.76%) G Suite
7 1 (0.76%) Serverless
7 1 (0.76%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 85 (64.39%) DHCP
2 40 (30.30%) Firewall
2 40 (30.30%) TCP/IP
3 22 (16.67%) HTTP
4 18 (13.64%) SMTP
5 16 (12.12%) VPN
6 13 (9.85%) LAN
6 13 (9.85%) VoIP
6 13 (9.85%) WAN
7 10 (7.58%) Internet
7 10 (7.58%) NetScaler
7 10 (7.58%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (6.06%) SAN
9 6 (4.55%) Skype
9 6 (4.55%) SSL
10 5 (3.79%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.79%) Network Security
10 5 (3.79%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.79%) Wireless
10 5 (3.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (0.76%) Gradle
3 1 (0.76%) Maven
3 1 (0.76%) MSI
3 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (7.58%) Law
2 8 (6.06%) Legal
3 5 (3.79%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.03%) Retail
5 3 (2.27%) Finance
6 2 (1.52%) Fire and Rescue
6 2 (1.52%) Police
6 2 (1.52%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.76%) Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Billing
7 1 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (17.42%) Analyst
2 20 (15.15%) IT Support
3 17 (12.88%) IT Technician
4 16 (12.12%) IT Support Technician
4 16 (12.12%) Support Technician
5 15 (11.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (9.85%) Security Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
8 11 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (8.33%) Support Engineer
9 10 (7.58%) Service Desk Engineer
10 9 (6.82%) IT Engineer
11 8 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) Citrix Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (5.30%) Senior Operations Analyst
12 7 (5.30%) Senior Security Analyst
13 6 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) LDAP
2 2 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.55%) e-Learning
4 6 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (3.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.03%) Clustering
6 4 (3.03%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.03%) PKI
6 4 (3.03%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) FMCG
8 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 117 (88.64%) Windows
2 65 (49.24%) Windows Server
3 28 (21.21%) Linux
4 24 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (12.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (11.36%) Windows 7
9 10 (7.58%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.55%) Android
10 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
11 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (3.03%) Unix
13 1 (0.76%) CentOS
13 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.76%) SUSE
13 1 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 21 (15.91%) ITIL
3 17 (12.88%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (12.12%) DevOps
4 16 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (12.12%) Server Virtualisation
4 16 (12.12%) SIEM
4 16 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 15 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (9.85%) Blue Team
6 13 (9.85%) Red Team
6 13 (9.85%) Security Operations
7 12 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.33%) Identity Management
9 10 (7.58%) Service Management
10 9 (6.82%) Change Management
10 9 (6.82%) ITSM
10 9 (6.82%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.06%) Problem Management
12 7 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.61%) SQL
3 7 (5.30%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.03%) Python
5 3 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (0.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.06%) Degree
4 6 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.52%) CCNA
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.52%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.52%) SANS
5 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) CISM
6 1 (0.76%) CISSP
6 1 (0.76%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.76%) GIAC
6 1 (0.76%) HND
6 1 (0.76%) MCITP
6 1 (0.76%) MCSA
6 1 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) GDPR
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 29 (21.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.36%) vSphere
5 13 (9.85%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (9.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 9 (6.82%) XenDesktop
8 8 (6.06%) XenApp
9 7 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (3.79%) Docker
11 2 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.76%) NFS
12 1 (0.76%) Samba
12 1 (0.76%) Varnish
12 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (16.67%) SCCM
2 9 (6.82%) WSUS
3 7 (5.30%) XenMobile
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.03%) Puppet
6 3 (2.27%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.52%) Ansible
7 2 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.52%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.52%) SCOM
7 2 (1.52%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (1.52%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.76%) Cacti
8 1 (0.76%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (0.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 79 (59.85%) Microsoft
2 43 (32.58%) VMware
3 23 (17.42%) Cisco
4 19 (14.39%) Citrix
5 9 (6.82%) HP
6 8 (6.06%) Remedy
6 8 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 7 (5.30%) Actuate
7 7 (5.30%) Veeam
8 6 (4.55%) Google
8 6 (4.55%) Symantec
8 6 (4.55%) Virgin Media
9 4 (3.03%) NETGEAR
9 4 (3.03%) Palo Alto
9 4 (3.03%) Proofpoint
9 4 (3.03%) Sonus
10 3 (2.27%) McAfee
10 3 (2.27%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.27%) SonicWALL
10 3 (2.27%) Wonderware