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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 125 84
Rank change year-on-year -4 -41  
Permanent jobs citing DNS 162 117 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 2.08% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.33% 13.12% 21.21%
Number of salaries quoted 141 97 170
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +18.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,050 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £36,500 £36,375
% change year-on-year +1.36% +0.34%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1057 892 957
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.47% 15.85% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 844 756 767
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing DNS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 106 £37,500 +0.67% 20
Cheshire +12 50 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Merseyside -19 5 £31,000 -27.05% 2
Lancashire -4 1 - - 4
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 210 (72.66%) Active Directory
2 183 (63.32%) Windows
3 170 (58.82%) DHCP
4 140 (48.44%) Microsoft
5 137 (47.40%) Windows Server
6 124 (42.91%) VMware
7 117 (40.48%) Firewall
8 107 (37.02%) ITIL
9 99 (34.26%) MS Exchange
10 86 (29.76%) Cisco
11 79 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 75 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 73 (25.26%) TCP/IP
14 66 (22.84%) LAN
15 65 (22.49%) WAN
16 61 (21.11%) Citrix
17 59 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
18 56 (19.38%) MPLS
19 53 (18.34%) Cisco Certification
19 53 (18.34%) Exchange Server 2010
20 51 (17.65%) Office 365
20 51 (17.65%) SAN
21 50 (17.30%) Hyper-V
21 50 (17.30%) VLAN
22 48 (16.61%) PowerShell
23 47 (16.26%) Windows 7
24 46 (15.92%) SQL
25 44 (15.22%) Juniper
25 44 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
26 43 (14.88%) Change Management

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 (34.26%) MS Exchange
2 53 (18.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (7.27%) IIS
5 19 (6.57%) SharePoint
6 17 (5.88%) Skype for Business
7 13 (4.50%) IBM Notes
8 10 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.77%) Apache
11 7 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.73%) nginx
13 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.69%) WordPress
15 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.35%) DNN
15 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (6.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.65%) Office 365
2 40 (13.84%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.04%) CodePlex
4 3 (1.04%) SaaS
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.69%) PaaS
5 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.35%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (58.82%) DHCP
2 117 (40.48%) Firewall
3 73 (25.26%) TCP/IP
4 66 (22.84%) LAN
5 65 (22.49%) WAN
6 56 (19.38%) MPLS
7 51 (17.65%) SAN
8 50 (17.30%) VLAN
9 41 (14.19%) Network Security
10 36 (12.46%) Internet
10 36 (12.46%) VoIP
11 30 (10.38%) Ethernet
11 30 (10.38%) VPN
12 29 (10.03%) BGP
13 27 (9.34%) TACACS
14 24 (8.30%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (7.61%) Junos
16 20 (6.92%) Broadband
16 20 (6.92%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (6.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.81%) MySQL
3 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.69%) GIS
4 2 (0.69%) Maltego
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.08%) MSI
3 5 (1.73%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.38%) Maven
5 1 (0.35%) Ant
5 1 (0.35%) NUnit
5 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.35%) QUnit
5 1 (0.35%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (9.34%) Finance
2 19 (6.57%) Legal
2 19 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.46%) Banking
4 6 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Back Office
6 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.69%) Law
6 2 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (20.42%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (14.19%) Support Engineer
3 39 (13.49%) Analyst
4 36 (12.46%) 3rd Line Support
5 28 (9.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 26 (9.00%) Infrastructure Support
7 24 (8.30%) Support Analyst
8 22 (7.61%) VMware Engineer
9 21 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 20 (6.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 18 (6.23%) IT Engineer
11 18 (6.23%) IT Support
11 18 (6.23%) Security Engineer
12 17 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 17 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 16 (5.54%) Network Security Engineer
14 15 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.38%) Web Services
2 6 (2.08%) XML
3 5 (1.73%) .NET
4 4 (1.38%) HTML
5 2 (0.69%) CSS
5 2 (0.69%) jQuery
5 2 (0.69%) Servlets
6 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.35%) LAMP
6 1 (0.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.42%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (3.11%) Clustering
5 8 (2.77%) Replication
6 7 (2.42%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.38%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.04%) iPad
9 3 (1.04%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.69%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.69%) FMCG
10 2 (0.69%) Life Science
10 2 (0.69%) PKI
10 2 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 183 (63.32%) Windows
2 137 (47.40%) Windows Server
3 79 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (16.26%) Windows 7
6 44 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (13.49%) Windows 10
8 34 (11.76%) Linux
9 22 (7.61%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.81%) Unix
10 11 (3.81%) Windows XP
11 10 (3.46%) Ubuntu
12 8 (2.77%) CentOS
13 6 (2.08%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.73%) Debian
14 5 (1.73%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.38%) AIX
15 4 (1.38%) Solaris
15 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (37.02%) ITIL
2 43 (14.88%) Change Management
3 32 (11.07%) Network Design
4 31 (10.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (10.03%) Service Delivery
6 25 (8.65%) Load Balancing
6 25 (8.65%) Network Management
7 24 (8.30%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (8.30%) SIEM
8 23 (7.96%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (7.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 22 (7.61%) Service Management
10 21 (7.27%) Configuration Management
11 17 (5.88%) Migration
12 14 (4.84%) Mentoring
13 13 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (3.81%) ITIL V3
14 11 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (3.46%) High Availability
16 9 (3.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.61%) PowerShell
2 46 (15.92%) SQL
3 16 (5.54%) VBScript
4 12 (4.15%) PHP
4 12 (4.15%) Python
5 11 (3.81%) Perl
5 11 (3.81%) VB
6 6 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.73%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.04%) Java
8 3 (1.04%) Ruby
9 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 53 (18.34%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (12.11%) CCNP
4 24 (8.30%) Degree
5 23 (7.96%) MCSE
6 20 (6.92%) Security Cleared
7 18 (6.23%) CCNA
8 17 (5.88%) MCSA
9 15 (5.19%) MCP
10 14 (4.84%) SC Cleared
11 12 (4.15%) JNCIP
12 8 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (2.42%) MCITP
14 6 (2.08%) CCIE
14 6 (2.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 5 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (1.38%) BC Cleared
17 3 (1.04%) CCA
18 2 (0.69%) A+ Certification
18 2 (0.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.30%) PCI DSS
2 15 (5.19%) SLA
3 13 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.38%) PMO
5 2 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 210 (72.66%) Active Directory
2 59 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (17.30%) Hyper-V
4 35 (12.11%) Terminal Services
5 28 (9.69%) XenApp
6 22 (7.61%) ProxySG
6 22 (7.61%) vSphere
7 20 (6.92%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (5.88%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.08%) KVM
10 5 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.73%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.38%) Docker
11 4 (1.38%) NFS
12 3 (1.04%) Postfix
13 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.69%) qmail
14 1 (0.35%) Xen
14 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (9.34%) WSUS
2 26 (9.00%) Nagios
3 20 (6.92%) SCCM
4 18 (6.23%) OpenNMS
5 16 (5.54%) Puppet
6 14 (4.84%) Cacti
7 13 (4.50%) RANCID
8 10 (3.46%) vCenter Server
9 6 (2.08%) Backup Exec
9 6 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.73%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.38%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.38%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.04%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 140 (48.44%) Microsoft
2 124 (42.91%) VMware
3 86 (29.76%) Cisco
4 61 (21.11%) Citrix
5 44 (15.22%) Juniper
6 31 (10.73%) CheckPoint
7 28 (9.69%) Blue Coat
8 27 (9.34%) HP
8 27 (9.34%) Palo Alto
9 23 (7.96%) Veeam
10 21 (7.27%) F5
10 21 (7.27%) NetApp
11 16 (5.54%) Avaya
12 15 (5.19%) Ericsson
12 15 (5.19%) Huawei
13 13 (4.50%) Lotus
14 11 (3.81%) Symantec
15 9 (3.11%) Riverbed
15 9 (3.11%) Sophos
16 8 (2.77%) Fortinet
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + CERTIFICATIONS PAID FOR
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Omni RMS
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leyland, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + training / progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Accrington, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Staff events
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + pension + biannual salary reviews
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + pension + biannual salary reviews + free par
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MAG
Salary: From £34,344 to £38,856 per annum plus contributory pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
RM plc
Salary: £16000 - £21800 per annum + bonus
Posted: 9 days ago