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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / North West
Rank 135 138 108
Rank change year-on-year +3 -30  
Permanent jobs citing DNS 127 103 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.09% 1.82% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.24% 12.15% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 109 85 130
Median salary £34,000 £29,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.24% -14.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £20,000 £20,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £47,500 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,939
% change year-on-year +2.66% +1.51%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 892 848 1108
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 15.01% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 692 688 844
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing DNS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 96 £35,000 +25.00% 15
Cheshire +4 16 £29,000 -10.76% 6
Merseyside +4 12 £31,000 -26.01% 3
Lancashire -5 2 - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 227 (71.38%) Active Directory
2 199 (62.58%) DHCP
3 181 (56.92%) Windows
4 151 (47.48%) VMware
5 136 (42.77%) Firewall
6 131 (41.19%) Windows Server
7 127 (39.94%) Microsoft
8 105 (33.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 96 (30.19%) Cisco
10 82 (25.79%) WAN
10 82 (25.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 79 (24.84%) MS Exchange
12 78 (24.53%) ITIL
13 77 (24.21%) LAN
13 77 (24.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 76 (23.90%) SQL
15 68 (21.38%) VLAN
16 65 (20.44%) TCP/IP
16 65 (20.44%) Cisco Certification
17 64 (20.13%) Hyper-V
18 63 (19.81%) Internet
19 61 (19.18%) MS Excel
20 57 (17.92%) Linux
21 53 (16.67%) PowerShell
22 51 (16.04%) Data Centre
23 50 (15.72%) Microsoft Certification
24 49 (15.41%) Office 365
25 48 (15.09%) CCNP
26 47 (14.78%) VPN
27 45 (14.15%) Citrix

DNS
Top Related 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 79 (24.84%) MS Exchange
2 36 (11.32%) IIS
3 34 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (6.92%) SharePoint
6 19 (5.97%) Apache
7 12 (3.77%) nginx
8 11 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (2.52%) JBoss
10 6 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.89%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.89%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.26%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.94%) WordPress
14 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 61 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 28 (8.81%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.41%) Office 365
2 35 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.83%) Amazon S3
5 7 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.20%) IaaS
5 7 (2.20%) PaaS
5 7 (2.20%) SaaS
6 3 (0.94%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 199 (62.58%) DHCP
2 136 (42.77%) Firewall
3 82 (25.79%) WAN
4 77 (24.21%) LAN
5 68 (21.38%) VLAN
6 65 (20.44%) TCP/IP
7 63 (19.81%) Internet
8 47 (14.78%) VPN
9 44 (13.84%) MPLS
9 44 (13.84%) SAN
10 41 (12.89%) VoIP
11 35 (11.01%) Network Security
12 31 (9.75%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (9.43%) WLAN
14 29 (9.12%) BGP
15 27 (8.49%) Wireless
16 23 (7.23%) Broadband
16 23 (7.23%) Ethernet
16 23 (7.23%) TACACS
17 20 (6.29%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.40%) MySQL
3 10 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.83%) MSI
3 8 (2.52%) InstallShield
4 7 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.94%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.94%) Maven
7 3 (0.94%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.94%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.31%) Ant
8 1 (0.31%) NUnit
8 1 (0.31%) QUnit
8 1 (0.31%) Selenium
8 1 (0.31%) Sublime Text
General
1 32 (10.06%) Finance
2 14 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.20%) Banking
3 7 (2.20%) Legal
4 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.94%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.63%) Back Office
6 2 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (17.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (13.84%) Network Engineer
3 43 (13.52%) Analyst
4 40 (12.58%) IT Support
5 38 (11.95%) Support Engineer
6 32 (10.06%) Support Analyst
7 30 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
8 25 (7.86%) IT Engineer
8 25 (7.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (7.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 22 (6.92%) VMware Engineer
11 21 (6.60%) Infrastructure Support
12 20 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 20 (6.29%) Server Engineer
13 19 (5.97%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 19 (5.97%) IT Support Engineer
14 17 (5.35%) Administrator
15 15 (4.72%) IT Analyst
15 15 (4.72%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.92%) Web Services
2 17 (5.35%) HTML
3 10 (3.14%) Middleware
4 9 (2.83%) XML
5 7 (2.20%) CSS
5 7 (2.20%) jQuery
6 5 (1.57%) .NET
7 4 (1.26%) RESTful
8 3 (0.94%) LAMP
8 3 (0.94%) XHTML
9 2 (0.63%) Servlets
9 2 (0.63%) WSGI
10 1 (0.31%) Ajax
10 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.31%) CSS3
10 1 (0.31%) FFmpeg
10 1 (0.31%) HTML5
10 1 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.04%) Data Centre
2 41 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.29%) Clustering
4 17 (5.35%) NHS
5 16 (5.03%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (4.09%) Driving Licence
7 12 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.83%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.52%) Replication
10 6 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.89%) Mobile Computing
10 6 (1.89%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.26%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.26%) PKI
11 4 (1.26%) W3C
12 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.94%) New Media
12 3 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 181 (56.92%) Windows
2 131 (41.19%) Windows Server
3 105 (33.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (24.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (17.92%) Linux
6 42 (13.21%) Windows 7
7 25 (7.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (6.60%) Windows 8
9 20 (6.29%) Windows 10
10 17 (5.35%) Unix
11 16 (5.03%) Ubuntu
12 14 (4.40%) CentOS
13 12 (3.77%) Windows XP
14 10 (3.14%) Debian
15 7 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (1.89%) AIX
17 5 (1.57%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.57%) Solaris
18 3 (0.94%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.53%) ITIL
2 36 (11.32%) Service Management
3 33 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (9.43%) Network Design
5 27 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (8.49%) Migration
5 27 (8.49%) Network Management
6 26 (8.18%) Configuration Management
7 23 (7.23%) Change Management
8 22 (6.92%) Load Balancing
9 20 (6.29%) PRINCE2
10 18 (5.66%) DevOps
10 18 (5.66%) Mentoring
11 16 (5.03%) High Availability
12 15 (4.72%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.77%) Security Management
14 11 (3.46%) Coaching
14 11 (3.46%) ITIL V3
14 11 (3.46%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (3.46%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.90%) SQL
2 53 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 33 (10.38%) PHP
4 25 (7.86%) Python
5 22 (6.92%) Perl
6 16 (5.03%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.14%) Java
9 6 (1.89%) C#
9 6 (1.89%) VBScript
10 4 (1.26%) C++
11 2 (0.63%) C
11 2 (0.63%) Ruby
11 2 (0.63%) VB
12 1 (0.31%) R
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (20.44%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (15.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (15.09%) CCNP
4 33 (10.38%) MCSE
5 24 (7.55%) CCNA
6 18 (5.66%) MCP
6 18 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 17 (5.35%) Degree
8 15 (4.72%) MCSA
9 13 (4.09%) MCITP
10 12 (3.77%) CCIE
10 12 (3.77%) JNCIP
11 8 (2.52%) BC Cleared
11 8 (2.52%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.89%) EMC Certification
12 6 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.57%) MCTS
14 3 (0.94%) CCAA
14 3 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.06%) PCI DSS
2 16 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.20%) SLA
4 3 (0.94%) PMO
4 3 (0.94%) QA
5 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 227 (71.38%) Active Directory
2 82 (25.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (20.13%) Hyper-V
4 34 (10.69%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (6.60%) Terminal Services
6 18 (5.66%) vSphere
7 15 (4.72%) XenApp
8 12 (3.77%) VMware Server
9 11 (3.46%) Postfix
10 10 (3.14%) qmail
11 9 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.89%) VMware ESX
12 6 (1.89%) XenDesktop
13 5 (1.57%) KVM
14 4 (1.26%) vCloud
15 3 (0.94%) NFS
15 3 (0.94%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.94%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (11.95%) Nagios
2 29 (9.12%) SCCM
3 23 (7.23%) WSUS
4 21 (6.60%) Puppet
5 19 (5.97%) OpenNMS
6 15 (4.72%) RANCID
7 13 (4.09%) SCOrch
8 12 (3.77%) AirWatch
9 11 (3.46%) SCOM
10 10 (3.14%) Cacti
11 8 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (1.26%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.94%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.94%) MAILsweeper
14 3 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
15 2 (0.63%) Ansible
15 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
15 2 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 151 (47.48%) VMware
2 127 (39.94%) Microsoft
3 96 (30.19%) Cisco
4 45 (14.15%) Citrix
5 28 (8.81%) Juniper
6 24 (7.55%) HP
7 22 (6.92%) Veeam
8 19 (5.97%) Ericsson
8 19 (5.97%) Huawei
9 17 (5.35%) CheckPoint
9 17 (5.35%) SonicWALL
10 16 (5.03%) Fortinet
11 15 (4.72%) F5
11 15 (4.72%) NetApp
12 13 (4.09%) Avaya
13 11 (3.46%) IBM
13 11 (3.46%) Meraki
14 8 (2.52%) Brocade
14 8 (2.52%) EMC
14 8 (2.52%) Intel Security
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salford
RM Plc
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + bonus, benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
RM plc
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
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Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
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Morson International
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car,Pension,Health
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 per annum
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Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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St. Helens
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
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Manchester
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Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Additional Benefits
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Oldham
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Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
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Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
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