Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 102 98
Rank change year-on-year -22 -4 +30
Permanent jobs citing DNS 326 372 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.45% 2.99% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.57% 19.07% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 279 299 327
North West median annual salary £38,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.80% +12.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £60,000
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 1968 1951 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.76% 15.68% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1605 1491
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -35 190 £37,500 -11.76% 18
Cheshire +21 119 £39,500 +21.54% 8
Merseyside -19 13 £31,000 -29.55% 2
Lancashire -11 3 £20,000 -42.86% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 240 (73.62%) DHCP
2 238 (73.01%) Windows
3 223 (68.40%) Active Directory
4 176 (53.99%) Microsoft
5 169 (51.84%) Cisco
6 157 (48.16%) Windows Server
7 155 (47.55%) VMware
8 144 (44.17%) Firewall
9 137 (42.02%) ITIL
10 125 (38.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 120 (36.81%) WAN
12 119 (36.50%) TCP/IP
13 113 (34.66%) LAN
14 106 (32.52%) Office 365
15 102 (31.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 93 (28.53%) Hyper-V
17 92 (28.22%) MS Exchange
18 91 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 87 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 75 (23.01%) MCSE
21 67 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
22 63 (19.33%) Citrix
23 62 (19.02%) Cisco Certification
23 62 (19.02%) SAN
24 61 (18.71%) VPN
25 57 (17.48%) MPLS
26 56 (17.18%) Data Centre
27 52 (15.95%) Windows 7
28 50 (15.34%) Change Management
29 47 (14.42%) Wireless

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 92 (28.22%) MS Exchange
2 67 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (9.51%) SharePoint
5 21 (6.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (5.83%) IIS
6 19 (5.83%) Skype for Business
7 15 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (3.37%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.84%) Apache
10 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.31%) JBoss
12 1 (0.31%) Resin
12 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 106 (32.52%) Office 365
2 41 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.84%) G Suite
5 3 (0.92%) CodePlex
5 3 (0.92%) SaaS
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.31%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 240 (73.62%) DHCP
2 144 (44.17%) Firewall
3 120 (36.81%) WAN
4 119 (36.50%) TCP/IP
5 113 (34.66%) LAN
6 62 (19.02%) SAN
7 61 (18.71%) VPN
8 57 (17.48%) MPLS
9 47 (14.42%) Wireless
10 40 (12.27%) Network Security
10 40 (12.27%) VoIP
11 39 (11.96%) BGP
12 32 (9.82%) OSPF
12 32 (9.82%) SSL
13 31 (9.51%) IPsec
13 31 (9.51%) VLAN
14 30 (9.20%) Ethernet
15 29 (8.90%) EIGRP
15 29 (8.90%) TACACS
16 28 (8.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.92%) MySQL
3 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.92%) Subversion
4 1 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 34 (10.43%) Finance
2 19 (5.83%) Manufacturing
3 17 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.91%) Legal
5 9 (2.76%) Banking
6 5 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.92%) Games
8 3 (0.92%) Retail
9 2 (0.61%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (21.47%) Support Engineer
2 65 (19.94%) Network Engineer
3 55 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (15.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 42 (12.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 34 (10.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 31 (9.51%) Analyst
8 27 (8.28%) IT Engineer
8 27 (8.28%) IT Support
9 25 (7.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (6.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 20 (6.13%) Cisco Engineer
11 19 (5.83%) VMware Engineer
12 17 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (4.60%) Administrator
13 15 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
13 15 (4.60%) Support Analyst
14 14 (4.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (3.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.96%) Web Services
2 2 (0.61%) .NET
2 2 (0.61%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.61%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.31%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.31%) JSON
3 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.18%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.60%) Driving Licence
3 15 (4.60%) Life Science
4 11 (3.37%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.37%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.76%) Replication
6 7 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.53%) iPad
9 4 (1.23%) Clustering
10 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.92%) Online Games
10 3 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.61%) FMCG
11 2 (0.61%) iPhone
11 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 238 (73.01%) Windows
2 157 (48.16%) Windows Server
3 125 (38.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (15.95%) Windows 7
6 34 (10.43%) Windows 8
7 33 (10.12%) Windows 10
8 25 (7.67%) Linux
9 23 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.07%) Unix
11 9 (2.76%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.45%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.92%) AIX
14 2 (0.61%) Android
14 2 (0.61%) CentOS
14 2 (0.61%) Debian
14 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (42.02%) ITIL
2 50 (15.34%) Change Management
3 38 (11.66%) Load Balancing
4 27 (8.28%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (8.28%) SIEM
5 26 (7.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (7.67%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (7.06%) Kalman Filter
8 21 (6.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 19 (5.83%) Network Design
9 19 (5.83%) Service Management
10 17 (5.21%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.91%) Network Management
11 16 (4.91%) Patch Management
12 15 (4.60%) Problem Management
13 13 (3.99%) Mentoring
14 12 (3.68%) Configuration Management
14 12 (3.68%) Data Security
14 12 (3.68%) ITIL V3
14 12 (3.68%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.66%) PowerShell
2 37 (11.35%) SQL
3 8 (2.45%) Python
4 6 (1.84%) VBScript
5 4 (1.23%) Perl
5 4 (1.23%) PHP
5 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.23%) VB
6 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.31%) C#
7 1 (0.31%) Java
7 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 102 (31.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (23.01%) MCSE
3 62 (19.02%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (12.88%) MCSA
5 38 (11.66%) Degree
6 35 (10.74%) CCNA
6 35 (10.74%) CCNP
6 35 (10.74%) MCP
7 19 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (3.68%) MCITP
9 9 (2.76%) Security Cleared
9 9 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.45%) A+ Certification
11 7 (2.15%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.84%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.84%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.23%) CCA
13 4 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.52%) SLA
2 17 (5.21%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.91%) PMO
4 12 (3.68%) GDPR
5 10 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.61%) QA
7 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 223 (68.40%) Active Directory
2 93 (28.53%) Hyper-V
3 91 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (10.43%) Terminal Services
5 33 (10.12%) vSphere
6 26 (7.98%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (7.06%) ProxySG
8 15 (4.60%) XenApp
9 10 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.31%) Docker
11 1 (0.31%) KVM
11 1 (0.31%) NFS
11 1 (0.31%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.31%) vCloud
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (10.43%) SCCM
2 24 (7.36%) WSUS
3 19 (5.83%) Nagios
4 15 (4.60%) SCOM
5 13 (3.99%) Puppet
6 12 (3.68%) Cacti
7 11 (3.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (3.07%) OpenNMS
8 10 (3.07%) RANCID
9 4 (1.23%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.92%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.61%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.31%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 176 (53.99%) Microsoft
2 169 (51.84%) Cisco
3 155 (47.55%) VMware
4 63 (19.33%) Citrix
5 36 (11.04%) Juniper
6 30 (9.20%) F5
7 27 (8.28%) CheckPoint
8 26 (7.98%) Blue Coat
9 24 (7.36%) HP
10 23 (7.06%) Palo Alto
11 21 (6.44%) Veeam
12 20 (6.13%) NetApp
12 20 (6.13%) Riverbed
12 20 (6.13%) Symantec
13 18 (5.52%) Dell
14 15 (4.60%) EqualLogic
15 14 (4.29%) CommVault
16 12 (3.68%) Apple
17 11 (3.37%) Lotus
18 10 (3.07%) Ericsson