Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 149 157
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -54
Permanent jobs citing DNS 259 280 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.12% 2.28% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.02% 15.44% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 208 240 187
North West median annual salary £36,750 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £23,100 £21,475 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £51,150 £54,000
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 1,617 1,813 1,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.26% 14.75% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,266 1,414 1,393
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £58,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.43%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -26 134 £38,000 +8.57% 28
Cheshire -5 81 £39,000 +11.43% 10
Lancashire +19 19 £36,000 +63.64% 4
Merseyside +2 18 £30,000 -3.23% 7
Cumbria -1 7 £35,000 +16.67%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 173 (66.80%) Active Directory
2 170 (65.64%) Windows
3 132 (50.97%) DHCP
4 124 (47.88%) Microsoft
5 123 (47.49%) VMware
6 112 (43.24%) Windows Server
7 110 (42.47%) TCP/IP
8 99 (38.22%) Firewall
9 87 (33.59%) Cisco
9 87 (33.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 83 (32.05%) LAN
11 79 (30.50%) Office 365
12 78 (30.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 78 (30.12%) Hyper-V
13 76 (29.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 75 (28.96%) MS Exchange
14 75 (28.96%) WAN
15 66 (25.48%) ITIL
16 62 (23.94%) Linux
16 62 (23.94%) VPN
17 61 (23.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 52 (20.08%) Exchange Server 2010
19 50 (19.31%) MCSE
20 47 (18.15%) SQL
20 47 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
21 43 (16.60%) SAN
22 42 (16.22%) SCCM
23 41 (15.83%) HTTP
24 39 (15.06%) SSL
24 39 (15.06%) PowerShell

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 75 (28.96%) MS Exchange
2 52 (20.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (8.11%) Apache
4 21 (8.11%) SharePoint
5 20 (7.72%) Skype for Business
6 18 (6.95%) IIS
7 15 (5.79%) nginx
8 14 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (4.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.16%) JBoss
11 3 (1.16%) Resin
11 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.77%) Confluence
13 1 (0.39%) CMS
13 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.39%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 79 (30.50%) Office 365
2 39 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (5.02%) IaaS
5 7 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.93%) G Suite
7 4 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.16%) PaaS
8 3 (1.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 132 (50.97%) DHCP
2 110 (42.47%) TCP/IP
3 99 (38.22%) Firewall
4 83 (32.05%) LAN
5 75 (28.96%) WAN
6 62 (23.94%) VPN
7 43 (16.60%) SAN
8 41 (15.83%) HTTP
9 39 (15.06%) SSL
10 38 (14.67%) VLAN
11 36 (13.90%) MPLS
11 36 (13.90%) VoIP
12 35 (13.51%) Ethernet
13 33 (12.74%) BGP
14 29 (11.20%) OSPF
15 28 (10.81%) Wireless
16 26 (10.04%) Internet
17 24 (9.27%) TACACS
18 22 (8.49%) Wi-Fi
19 20 (7.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.41%) MySQL
3 11 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.39%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.39%) Redis
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.77%) JIRA
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.39%) Subversion
5 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (11.58%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.27%) Retail
3 8 (3.09%) Finance
3 8 (3.09%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.32%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.54%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 37 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 28 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (10.42%) IT Support
4 27 (10.42%) Windows Engineer
5 25 (9.65%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (9.65%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (8.88%) Administrator
6 23 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 22 (8.49%) Analyst
7 22 (8.49%) Network Engineer
8 18 (6.95%) IT Engineer
9 17 (6.56%) IT Support Engineer
10 15 (5.79%) Operations Engineer
10 15 (5.79%) Server Engineer
11 14 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (4.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 11 (4.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.86%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.79%) Servlets
1 15 (5.79%) Web Services
2 11 (4.25%) WSGI
3 10 (3.86%) JSON
4 9 (3.47%) CSS
4 9 (3.47%) HTML
5 8 (3.09%) .NET
6 7 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (2.70%) Node.js
6 7 (2.70%) React
6 7 (2.70%) XHTML
6 7 (2.70%) XML
7 4 (1.54%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.54%) LDAP
8 3 (1.16%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.77%) Middleware
10 1 (0.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.34%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (4.25%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.25%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.86%) Clustering
5 9 (3.47%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.32%) PKI
8 6 (2.32%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (1.93%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.93%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.93%) Replication
10 4 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.39%) iPad
12 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 170 (65.64%) Windows
2 112 (43.24%) Windows Server
3 87 (33.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (29.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (23.94%) Linux
6 30 (11.58%) Windows 7
7 19 (7.34%) Windows 10
8 11 (4.25%) CentOS
9 10 (3.86%) SUSE
10 9 (3.47%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.32%) Debian
12 6 (2.32%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.32%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.32%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.32%) Unix
13 5 (1.93%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.54%) Solaris
15 3 (1.16%) Android
15 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (25.48%) ITIL
2 47 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (15.06%) DevOps
4 37 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 27 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (10.04%) Mentoring
7 24 (9.27%) Kalman Filter
8 23 (8.88%) Test Automation
9 22 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (8.11%) Deployment Automation
11 20 (7.72%) Capacity Planning
12 19 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (6.95%) Service Management
14 16 (6.18%) Build Automation
14 16 (6.18%) Change Management
14 16 (6.18%) Load Testing
14 16 (6.18%) Network Management
15 15 (5.79%) Root Cause Analysis
15 15 (5.79%) Security Patching
16 12 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.15%) SQL
2 39 (15.06%) PowerShell
3 31 (11.97%) Python
4 24 (9.27%) Java
5 19 (7.34%) PHP
6 18 (6.95%) Bash Shell
7 17 (6.56%) Perl
8 12 (4.63%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.09%) VBScript
10 5 (1.93%) C#
11 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.77%) VB
13 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (23.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (19.31%) MCSE
3 31 (11.97%) Degree
4 27 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (10.42%) MCSA
5 22 (8.49%) CCNP
6 18 (6.95%) Security Cleared
7 15 (5.79%) MCP
8 14 (5.41%) CCNA
9 8 (3.09%) JNCIP
10 7 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.70%) MCITP
10 7 (2.70%) MCTS
10 7 (2.70%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.16%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.77%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.11%) SLA
2 16 (6.18%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.32%) GDPR
5 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.77%) QA
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 173 (66.80%) Active Directory
2 78 (30.12%) Hyper-V
2 78 (30.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (12.74%) vSphere
4 24 (9.27%) Terminal Services
5 17 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.25%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (3.47%) XenApp
8 4 (1.54%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (1.54%) pfSense
8 4 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.54%) XenServer
9 3 (1.16%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.16%) Docker
10 2 (0.77%) KVM
10 2 (0.77%) NFS
10 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.77%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.77%) Xen
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (16.22%) SCCM
2 35 (13.51%) Puppet
3 23 (8.88%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (7.34%) SCOM
5 17 (6.56%) Nagios
6 15 (5.79%) Salt
7 14 (5.41%) Cacti
7 14 (5.41%) OpenNMS
7 14 (5.41%) RANCID
8 11 (4.25%) Ansible
8 11 (4.25%) WSUS
9 7 (2.70%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.54%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (1.54%) Terraform
11 3 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.77%) Kibana
13 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 124 (47.88%) Microsoft
2 123 (47.49%) VMware
3 87 (33.59%) Cisco
4 24 (9.27%) Citrix
5 22 (8.49%) HP
6 21 (8.11%) F5
7 18 (6.95%) Juniper
8 17 (6.56%) Veeam
9 14 (5.41%) Ericsson
9 14 (5.41%) Huawei
10 12 (4.63%) Google
10 12 (4.63%) Red Hat
11 10 (3.86%) Riverbed
12 9 (3.47%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.09%) IBM
14 7 (2.70%) Brocade
14 7 (2.70%) Sophos
15 6 (2.32%) Acme Packet
15 6 (2.32%) Foundry
15 6 (2.32%) ZyXEL