Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 144 123
Rank change year-on-year +36 -21 +12
Permanent jobs citing DNS 294 281 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.91% 2.19% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.77% 16.97% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 234 229 262
North West median annual salary £32,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.96% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,950 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,500 £53,750
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 1,864 1,656 1,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.42% 12.91% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,378 1,286 1,396
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £21,675
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 +23 173 £35,500 -13.41% 8
Cheshire +41 82 £29,000 -13.43% 16
Lancashire +7 13 £24,500 -30.99% 2
Merseyside +4 12 £26,250 -12.50% 1
Cumbria +6 6 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 212 (72.11%) Windows
2 193 (65.65%) DHCP
3 181 (61.56%) Active Directory
4 143 (48.64%) Microsoft
5 122 (41.50%) VMware
6 117 (39.80%) Office 365
7 113 (38.44%) TCP/IP
8 99 (33.67%) Windows Server
9 98 (33.33%) Cisco
10 89 (30.27%) ITIL
11 76 (25.85%) MS Exchange
12 75 (25.51%) Firewall
13 73 (24.83%) LAN
13 73 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 71 (24.15%) WAN
15 62 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 59 (20.07%) VPN
17 58 (19.73%) PowerShell
18 55 (18.71%) Windows 7
18 55 (18.71%) Linux
19 54 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
19 54 (18.37%) Hyper-V
20 53 (18.03%) Windows 10
21 50 (17.01%) Windows Server 2008
22 48 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
23 45 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
24 44 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
25 41 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
26 40 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
27 38 (12.93%) 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 76 (25.85%) MS Exchange
2 37 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (8.16%) IIS
4 21 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 18 (6.12%) Apache
6 15 (5.10%) Tomcat
6 15 (5.10%) WebLogic
7 14 (4.76%) Skype for Business
8 11 (3.74%) WordPress
9 8 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.38%) IBM Notes
11 6 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (2.04%) nginx
11 6 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (1.02%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 44 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (3.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 117 (39.80%) Office 365
2 54 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.70%) SaaS
6 3 (1.02%) IaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.68%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) G Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.34%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.34%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 193 (65.65%) DHCP
2 113 (38.44%) TCP/IP
3 75 (25.51%) Firewall
4 73 (24.83%) LAN
5 71 (24.15%) WAN
6 59 (20.07%) VPN
7 38 (12.93%) SSL
8 32 (10.88%) Internet
9 31 (10.54%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (9.52%) SAN
11 27 (9.18%) Wireless
12 26 (8.84%) Network Security
13 21 (7.14%) VoIP
14 20 (6.80%) SMTP
15 18 (6.12%) Skype
15 18 (6.12%) VLAN
16 16 (5.44%) BGP
16 16 (5.44%) Cisco IOS
16 16 (5.44%) OSPF
17 12 (4.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.42%) MySQL
3 11 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (3.06%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.06%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.68%) Ant
3 2 (0.68%) Mercurial
3 2 (0.68%) MSI
3 2 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (8.50%) Finance
2 10 (3.40%) Retail
2 10 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.06%) Law
3 9 (3.06%) Legal
4 8 (2.72%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.38%) Banking
6 5 (1.70%) Advertising
7 4 (1.36%) Electronics
7 4 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (18.03%) Support Engineer
2 46 (15.65%) Analyst
3 41 (13.95%) IT Support
4 37 (12.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 37 (12.59%) IT Engineer
5 36 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 34 (11.56%) Network Engineer
7 29 (9.86%) IT Support Engineer
8 28 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 27 (9.18%) Support Analyst
10 25 (8.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 22 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
12 20 (6.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 19 (6.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 17 (5.78%) ICT Engineer
15 16 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
17 14 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 14 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 14 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.74%) Software Packaging
2 9 (3.06%) Web Services
3 5 (1.70%) OAuth
3 5 (1.70%) REST
3 5 (1.70%) SAML
3 5 (1.70%) SOAP
4 4 (1.36%) HTML
4 4 (1.36%) LDAP
5 3 (1.02%) CSS
5 3 (1.02%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.02%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.68%) CSS3
6 2 (0.68%) HTML5
6 2 (0.68%) jQuery
6 2 (0.68%) OpenID
6 2 (0.68%) React
6 2 (0.68%) RESTful
7 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 16 (5.44%) Smartphone
3 15 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.08%) Replication
7 9 (3.06%) iPad
8 8 (2.72%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (2.04%) NHS
10 6 (2.04%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.70%) CESG
11 5 (1.70%) EPoS
11 5 (1.70%) PKI
11 5 (1.70%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 212 (72.11%) Windows
2 99 (33.67%) Windows Server
3 62 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (18.71%) Linux
4 55 (18.71%) Windows 7
5 53 (18.03%) Windows 10
6 50 (17.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (6.12%) Unix
8 16 (5.44%) Mac OS X
8 16 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (4.76%) Apple iOS
10 13 (4.42%) Windows 8
11 12 (4.08%) Android
12 4 (1.36%) Solaris
12 4 (1.36%) SUSE
12 4 (1.36%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.68%) CentOS
13 2 (0.68%) Debian
13 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (30.27%) ITIL
2 41 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 33 (11.22%) Mentoring
5 27 (9.18%) Change Control
6 24 (8.16%) Configuration Management
6 24 (8.16%) Problem Management
7 23 (7.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (7.82%) Service Delivery
8 22 (7.48%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (6.46%) Change Management
10 16 (5.44%) DevOps
11 15 (5.10%) Service Management
12 14 (4.76%) Patch Management
12 14 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (4.42%) Email Filtering
13 13 (4.42%) Incident Management
13 13 (4.42%) Project Management
14 12 (4.08%) Information Security
14 12 (4.08%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.73%) PowerShell
2 20 (6.80%) SQL
3 14 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 12 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.74%) Python
6 10 (3.40%) Java
7 8 (2.72%) PHP
8 4 (1.36%) C
9 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (10.88%) MCSE
4 29 (9.86%) Degree
5 27 (9.18%) CCNA
6 24 (8.16%) CCNP
6 24 (8.16%) MCSA
7 22 (7.48%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (7.48%) MCP
8 13 (4.42%) MCITP
9 12 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.74%) Security Cleared
11 10 (3.40%) CCIE
11 10 (3.40%) CISM
11 10 (3.40%) CISSP
11 10 (3.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (3.06%) AWS Certification
13 8 (2.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (2.72%) CCSP
13 8 (2.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.86%) SLA
2 21 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.42%) GDPR
4 11 (3.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (3.06%) PCI DSS
6 8 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (1.02%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.68%) COBIT
11 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 181 (61.56%) Active Directory
2 73 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (18.37%) Hyper-V
4 30 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (6.46%) vSphere
6 13 (4.42%) Docker
7 12 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (3.40%) Terminal Services
8 10 (3.40%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (3.40%) XenApp
9 9 (3.06%) Terminal Server
10 7 (2.38%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.70%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.36%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.36%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (6.80%) WSUS
2 18 (6.12%) SCCM
3 11 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.40%) Puppet
5 8 (2.72%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.72%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.38%) cPanel
6 7 (2.38%) Nagios
6 7 (2.38%) SCOM
7 5 (1.70%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.36%) ZENworks
9 3 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.02%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.68%) Ansible
10 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 143 (48.64%) Microsoft
2 122 (41.50%) VMware
3 98 (33.33%) Cisco
4 36 (12.24%) Meraki
5 30 (10.20%) Citrix
6 25 (8.50%) Veeam
7 24 (8.16%) Apple
8 19 (6.46%) F5
9 16 (5.44%) Google
10 12 (4.08%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.06%) HP
12 8 (2.72%) NetApp
12 8 (2.72%) Oracle
13 7 (2.38%) IronPort
13 7 (2.38%) Lotus
14 6 (2.04%) CyberArk
14 6 (2.04%) McAfee
14 6 (2.04%) Mitel
14 6 (2.04%) Veritas
15 5 (1.70%) Forcepoint