Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 113 95
Rank change year-on-year -11 -18 +40
Permanent jobs citing DNS 330 307 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.53% 2.57% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.26% 16.14% 20.30%
Number of salaries quoted 287 254 336
North West median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +23.08% -3.99%
10th Percentile £23,050 £25,825 £21,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 2030 1902 1941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.58% 15.92% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1645 1588 1546
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 September 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 6 months to 23 September 2017. 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 -15 196 £37,500 -11.76% 19
Cheshire +34 124 £40,250 +15.00% 10
Merseyside -33 7 £31,000 -29.55% 2
Lancashire -12 2 £21,000 -40.00% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 232 (70.30%) Windows
2 228 (69.09%) DHCP
3 221 (66.97%) Active Directory
4 162 (49.09%) Microsoft
5 161 (48.79%) Windows Server
6 158 (47.88%) Firewall
7 151 (45.76%) Cisco
8 144 (43.64%) VMware
9 136 (41.21%) ITIL
10 101 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 99 (30.00%) WAN
12 98 (29.70%) TCP/IP
13 94 (28.48%) MS Exchange
13 94 (28.48%) LAN
14 89 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 80 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 74 (22.42%) Cisco Certification
17 73 (22.12%) Office 365
18 70 (21.21%) Hyper-V
18 70 (21.21%) Citrix
19 69 (20.91%) MPLS
20 68 (20.61%) Microsoft Certification
21 60 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
22 59 (17.88%) SAN
23 55 (16.67%) VPN
24 53 (16.06%) Network Security
25 52 (15.76%) Windows 7
25 52 (15.76%) Change Management
26 50 (15.15%) Wireless
26 50 (15.15%) Data Centre

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 94 (28.48%) MS Exchange
2 60 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (7.58%) Skype for Business
5 24 (7.27%) SharePoint
6 22 (6.67%) IIS
7 16 (4.85%) IBM Notes
8 14 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.42%) Apache
10 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.91%) nginx
11 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 73 (22.12%) Office 365
2 36 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.82%) G Suite
5 3 (0.91%) CodePlex
5 3 (0.91%) SaaS
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.30%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 228 (69.09%) DHCP
2 158 (47.88%) Firewall
3 99 (30.00%) WAN
4 98 (29.70%) TCP/IP
5 94 (28.48%) LAN
6 69 (20.91%) MPLS
7 59 (17.88%) SAN
8 55 (16.67%) VPN
9 53 (16.06%) Network Security
10 50 (15.15%) Wireless
11 48 (14.55%) VoIP
12 46 (13.94%) BGP
13 42 (12.73%) VLAN
14 41 (12.42%) Ethernet
15 38 (11.52%) SSL
16 37 (11.21%) OSPF
16 37 (11.21%) TACACS
17 34 (10.30%) IPsec
18 33 (10.00%) EIGRP
18 33 (10.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.91%) MySQL
2 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.61%) GIS
3 2 (0.61%) Maltego
4 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.91%) Subversion
4 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 37 (11.21%) Finance
2 23 (6.97%) Legal
3 17 (5.15%) Manufacturing
3 17 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.94%) Banking
5 5 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.61%) Law
6 2 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 54 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (15.15%) Support Engineer
4 41 (12.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 37 (11.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 34 (10.30%) Analyst
7 25 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 23 (6.97%) IT Engineer
8 23 (6.97%) IT Support
9 21 (6.36%) Cisco Engineer
10 20 (6.06%) Support Analyst
11 19 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (4.85%) Consultant
12 16 (4.85%) Security Engineer
13 15 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
14 14 (4.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 14 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support
14 14 (4.24%) Network Security Engineer
15 13 (3.94%) Citrix Engineer
15 13 (3.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.61%) Web Services
2 2 (0.61%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.61%) CSS
2 2 (0.61%) Servlets
3 1 (0.30%) .NET
3 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.55%) Life Science
4 12 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 12 (3.64%) Replication
5 10 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.82%) Clustering
8 6 (1.82%) iPad
9 4 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.21%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.61%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.61%) FMCG
11 2 (0.61%) iPhone
11 2 (0.61%) PKI
11 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 232 (70.30%) Windows
2 161 (48.79%) Windows Server
3 101 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (15.76%) Windows 7
6 43 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (11.52%) Windows 10
8 35 (10.61%) Windows 8
9 28 (8.48%) Linux
10 11 (3.33%) Windows XP
11 8 (2.42%) Mac OS X
12 7 (2.12%) Unix
13 5 (1.52%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.21%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.21%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.91%) CentOS
15 3 (0.91%) Debian
16 2 (0.61%) Android
16 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (41.21%) ITIL
2 52 (15.76%) Change Management
3 48 (14.55%) Load Balancing
4 35 (10.61%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (10.00%) SIEM
6 29 (8.79%) Penetration Testing
7 28 (8.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 26 (7.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (7.88%) Kalman Filter
9 25 (7.58%) Service Delivery
10 24 (7.27%) Network Design
11 22 (6.67%) Network Management
12 21 (6.36%) Service Management
13 17 (5.15%) Configuration Management
13 17 (5.15%) ITSM
14 16 (4.85%) ITIL V3
14 16 (4.85%) Mentoring
14 16 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
15 13 (3.94%) Problem Management
16 11 (3.33%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.55%) PowerShell
2 44 (13.33%) SQL
3 13 (3.94%) VBScript
4 12 (3.64%) VB
5 10 (3.03%) Python
6 7 (2.12%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.82%) Perl
8 4 (1.21%) PHP
9 3 (0.91%) Java
10 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (22.42%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (20.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (14.55%) Degree
4 44 (13.33%) MCSE
5 43 (13.03%) CCNP
6 38 (11.52%) CCNA
7 26 (7.88%) MCSA
8 20 (6.06%) MCP
9 15 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 15 (4.55%) Security Cleared
10 12 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (3.33%) MCITP
12 10 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (2.42%) JNCIP
14 7 (2.12%) DBS Check
15 6 (1.82%) A+ Certification
16 4 (1.21%) CCA
16 4 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
17 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
18 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 18 (5.45%) SLA
3 16 (4.85%) PMO
4 11 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.73%) GDPR
6 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 221 (66.97%) Active Directory
2 89 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (21.21%) Hyper-V
4 33 (10.00%) vSphere
5 32 (9.70%) Terminal Services
6 30 (9.09%) ProxySG
7 22 (6.67%) XenApp
8 17 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (3.94%) XenDesktop
10 11 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.61%) Docker
12 1 (0.30%) KVM
12 1 (0.30%) NFS
12 1 (0.30%) vCloud
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.30%) Xen
12 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (9.70%) WSUS
2 21 (6.36%) SCCM
3 20 (6.06%) Nagios
4 16 (4.85%) Puppet
5 15 (4.55%) Cacti
5 15 (4.55%) SCOM
6 14 (4.24%) OpenNMS
7 13 (3.94%) RANCID
8 10 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.82%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (1.52%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.21%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.91%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 162 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 151 (45.76%) Cisco
3 144 (43.64%) VMware
4 70 (21.21%) Citrix
5 48 (14.55%) Juniper
6 37 (11.21%) F5
7 36 (10.91%) Blue Coat
8 35 (10.61%) HP
9 34 (10.30%) CheckPoint
10 30 (9.09%) Palo Alto
11 27 (8.18%) NetApp
12 26 (7.88%) Riverbed
13 23 (6.97%) Veeam
14 20 (6.06%) Symantec
15 17 (5.15%) Dell
16 16 (4.85%) Lotus
17 14 (4.24%) EqualLogic
18 13 (3.94%) CommVault
18 13 (3.94%) Ericsson
18 13 (3.94%) Huawei