Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 153 125
Rank change year-on-year +77 -28 -6
Permanent jobs citing DNS 384 250 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.65% 2.09% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.72% 13.23% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 327 226 295
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,500 £19,000 £22,950
90th Percentile £59,250 £59,603 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +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 1,768 1,890 2,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.79% 15.81% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,144 1,551 1,655
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,396 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.25% +8.71% +1.30%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,800 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.58% +5.56% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +62 228 £38,000 +1.33% 50
Cheshire +49 108 £32,000 -20.00% 21
Merseyside -2 24 £37,500 - 13
Lancashire -14 19 £33,750 -20.12% 11
Cumbria -4 5 - - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 308 (80.21%) Windows
2 305 (79.43%) Active Directory
3 280 (72.92%) DHCP
4 230 (59.90%) Microsoft
5 204 (53.13%) Windows Server
6 202 (52.60%) VMware
7 182 (47.40%) Office 365
8 139 (36.20%) TCP/IP
9 134 (34.90%) Firewall
10 131 (34.11%) Cisco
11 125 (32.55%) Azure
12 124 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 115 (29.95%) WAN
14 113 (29.43%) ITIL
15 112 (29.17%) LAN
16 100 (26.04%) MS Exchange
17 93 (24.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 92 (23.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 91 (23.70%) Windows 10
20 82 (21.35%) PowerShell
21 79 (20.57%) Microsoft Certification
22 66 (17.19%) Linux
22 66 (17.19%) Hyper-V
23 61 (15.89%) SCCM
24 60 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
25 58 (15.10%) Wireless
26 57 (14.84%) SQL Server
27 55 (14.32%) Windows Server 2008
27 55 (14.32%) VLAN
28 54 (14.06%) VPN

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
1 100 (26.04%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.42%) SharePoint
3 34 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (7.55%) IIS
5 13 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.08%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.08%) WordPress
7 7 (1.82%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.30%) Apache
10 4 (1.04%) nginx
11 3 (0.78%) CMS
11 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 60 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 182 (47.40%) Office 365
2 125 (32.55%) Azure
3 50 (13.02%) AWS
4 28 (7.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (4.17%) GCP
6 15 (3.91%) IaaS
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.30%) GitHub
7 5 (1.30%) Serverless
7 5 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.04%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.78%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.78%) PaaS
9 3 (0.78%) SaaS
9 3 (0.78%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 280 (72.92%) DHCP
2 139 (36.20%) TCP/IP
3 134 (34.90%) Firewall
4 115 (29.95%) WAN
5 112 (29.17%) LAN
6 58 (15.10%) Wireless
7 55 (14.32%) VLAN
8 54 (14.06%) VPN
9 44 (11.46%) SAN
10 43 (11.20%) VoIP
11 40 (10.42%) Network Security
12 30 (7.81%) Internet
13 29 (7.55%) SMTP
14 25 (6.51%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (5.99%) HTTP
16 22 (5.73%) BGP
17 20 (5.21%) OSPF
18 13 (3.39%) SSL
19 12 (3.13%) NAS
19 12 (3.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.08%) MySQL
4 5 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (1.30%) MS Access
4 5 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (4.43%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.30%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.78%) gulp
4 3 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.52%) GitLab
6 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (7.03%) Public Sector
2 26 (6.77%) Manufacturing
3 24 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.91%) Finance
4 15 (3.91%) Retail
5 11 (2.86%) Law
5 11 (2.86%) Legal
6 10 (2.60%) Fire and Rescue
6 10 (2.60%) Police
7 7 (1.82%) Marketing
8 3 (0.78%) Advertising
8 3 (0.78%) Automotive
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (23.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (14.06%) Network Engineer
3 42 (10.94%) IT Engineer
4 37 (9.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 35 (9.11%) IT Support
5 35 (9.11%) Support Engineer
6 30 (7.81%) Analyst
7 23 (5.99%) Administrator
7 23 (5.99%) Support Technician
8 21 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 20 (5.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (4.69%) Server Engineer
11 17 (4.43%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 17 (4.43%) IT Support Engineer
11 17 (4.43%) Network Support
11 17 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
13 15 (3.91%) Field Service Engineer
13 15 (3.91%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.73%) Web Services
2 13 (3.39%) CSS
3 11 (2.86%) HTML
4 10 (2.60%) LDAP
5 8 (2.08%) 802.1X
5 8 (2.08%) AngularJS
5 8 (2.08%) jQuery
5 8 (2.08%) LESS
5 8 (2.08%) Sass
6 7 (1.82%) REST
6 7 (1.82%) SOAP
7 6 (1.56%) .NET
7 6 (1.56%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.56%) HTML5
7 6 (1.56%) Node.js
8 5 (1.30%) JSON
8 5 (1.30%) Laravel
8 5 (1.30%) Spring
8 5 (1.30%) Vue.js
8 5 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 46 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.21%) Driving Licence
4 19 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.65%) Smartphone
6 13 (3.39%) PKI
6 13 (3.39%) User Experience
7 10 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.82%) Replication
10 6 (1.56%) FMCG
10 6 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.30%) FlexPod
11 5 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (1.30%) Wiki
12 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.04%) Social Network
13 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 308 (80.21%) Windows
2 204 (53.13%) Windows Server
3 93 (24.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (23.70%) Windows 10
5 66 (17.19%) Linux
6 55 (14.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (13.28%) Windows 7
8 22 (5.73%) CentOS
9 21 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (5.21%) Mac OS X
11 18 (4.69%) Ubuntu
12 16 (4.17%) Windows 8
13 15 (3.91%) Unix
14 12 (3.13%) Android
15 8 (2.08%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.78%) VMS
18 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
19 1 (0.26%) SUSE
19 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (29.43%) ITIL
2 92 (23.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 50 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (9.38%) DevOps
7 34 (8.85%) Change Management
8 31 (8.07%) Mentoring
9 24 (6.25%) ITIL V3
9 24 (6.25%) Migration
10 23 (5.99%) Problem Management
11 22 (5.73%) Data Protection
12 21 (5.47%) Coaching
12 21 (5.47%) Project Delivery
13 20 (5.21%) Identity Management
14 19 (4.95%) High Availability
14 19 (4.95%) Project Management
14 19 (4.95%) Software Engineering
15 18 (4.69%) IT Strategy
15 18 (4.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.35%) PowerShell
2 30 (7.81%) Python
3 25 (6.51%) SQL
4 19 (4.95%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.39%) PHP
6 11 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.08%) Ruby
8 2 (0.52%) C
8 2 (0.52%) C#
8 2 (0.52%) PHP 5
8 2 (0.52%) PHP 7
8 2 (0.52%) VBScript
9 1 (0.26%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 79 (20.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (10.68%) MCSA
4 40 (10.42%) Degree
5 38 (9.90%) CCNA
6 36 (9.38%) CCNP
7 30 (7.81%) MCSE
8 20 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.65%) MCP
9 14 (3.65%) Security Cleared
10 13 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (3.13%) RHCA
12 10 (2.60%) SC Cleared
13 9 (2.34%) DBS Check
13 9 (2.34%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 8 (2.08%) SSCP
15 7 (1.82%) MCITP
16 5 (1.30%) VCAP
17 4 (1.04%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.38%) SLA
2 29 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.65%) GDPR
4 9 (2.34%) ISO 9001
5 8 (2.08%) ISO 22301
6 6 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.56%) QA
7 3 (0.78%) NIST
7 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.52%) COBIT
8 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.52%) NCSC
9 1 (0.26%) BS7799
System Software
1 305 (79.43%) Active Directory
2 124 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (17.19%) Hyper-V
4 51 (13.28%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (10.94%) vSphere
6 24 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (3.65%) Terminal Services
8 13 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (3.13%) pfSense
10 11 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (2.60%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (2.34%) XenApp
13 7 (1.82%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.56%) XenDesktop
15 5 (1.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (1.30%) VMware NSX
16 4 (1.04%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 3 (0.78%) DFS Replication
17 3 (0.78%) Docker
18 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (15.89%) SCCM
2 39 (10.16%) WSUS
3 18 (4.69%) Ansible
3 18 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (3.91%) SCOM
5 14 (3.65%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (2.08%) Terraform
8 7 (1.82%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.56%) cPanel
9 6 (1.56%) Grafana
9 6 (1.56%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (1.56%) Kibana
9 6 (1.56%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.56%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.04%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.78%) Plesk
Vendors
1 230 (59.90%) Microsoft
2 202 (52.60%) VMware
3 131 (34.11%) Cisco
4 47 (12.24%) HP
5 43 (11.20%) Citrix
6 28 (7.29%) Dell
7 26 (6.77%) Meraki
8 25 (6.51%) Red Hat
9 23 (5.99%) McAfee
9 23 (5.99%) NetApp
10 22 (5.73%) Veeam
11 17 (4.43%) IBM
12 14 (3.65%) CheckPoint
13 13 (3.39%) Palo Alto
13 13 (3.39%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.13%) Apple
14 12 (3.13%) Aruba
14 12 (3.13%) CommVault
14 12 (3.13%) WatchGuard
15 10 (2.60%) Avaya