Period
to 24 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 97 95
Rank change year-on-year -28 -2 +29
Permanent jobs citing DNS 331 380 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.50% 3.04% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.96% 19.40% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 283 304 331
North West median annual salary £39,000 £39,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.64% +12.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £23,050 £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 1952 1959 1904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.73% 15.69% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1610 1507
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
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 24 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 24 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 -21 194 £38,500 -9.41% 18
Cheshire +16 120 £39,000 +20.00% 8
Merseyside -21 13 £30,000 -31.82% 2
Lancashire -16 3 £20,000 -42.86%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 243 (73.41%) DHCP
2 236 (71.30%) Windows
3 229 (69.18%) Active Directory
4 179 (54.08%) Microsoft
5 176 (53.17%) Cisco
6 156 (47.13%) VMware
7 155 (46.83%) Windows Server
8 148 (44.71%) Firewall
9 139 (41.99%) ITIL
10 122 (36.86%) WAN
11 121 (36.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 119 (35.95%) TCP/IP
13 117 (35.35%) LAN
14 109 (32.93%) Office 365
15 102 (30.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 95 (28.70%) Hyper-V
17 92 (27.79%) MS Exchange
18 91 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
19 87 (26.28%) Windows Server 2008
20 77 (23.26%) MCSE
21 66 (19.94%) Exchange Server 2010
22 64 (19.34%) Cisco Certification
23 63 (19.03%) Citrix
23 63 (19.03%) SAN
23 63 (19.03%) VPN
24 59 (17.82%) Data Centre
25 58 (17.52%) MPLS
26 53 (16.01%) Change Management
27 52 (15.71%) Windows 7
28 47 (14.20%) 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 (27.79%) MS Exchange
2 66 (19.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (10.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (9.06%) SharePoint
5 20 (6.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (5.74%) IIS
6 19 (5.74%) Skype for Business
7 14 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (3.32%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.81%) Apache
10 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.30%) JBoss
11 1 (0.30%) Resin
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 109 (32.93%) Office 365
2 41 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.81%) G Suite
5 3 (0.91%) SaaS
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.60%) CodePlex
6 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.30%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 243 (73.41%) DHCP
2 148 (44.71%) Firewall
3 122 (36.86%) WAN
4 119 (35.95%) TCP/IP
5 117 (35.35%) LAN
6 63 (19.03%) SAN
6 63 (19.03%) VPN
7 58 (17.52%) MPLS
8 47 (14.20%) Wireless
9 44 (13.29%) VoIP
10 43 (12.99%) BGP
11 39 (11.78%) Network Security
12 36 (10.88%) OSPF
13 34 (10.27%) Ethernet
13 34 (10.27%) VLAN
14 33 (9.97%) TACACS
15 32 (9.67%) SSL
16 31 (9.37%) IPsec
17 29 (8.76%) EIGRP
18 28 (8.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.91%) MySQL
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.91%) Subversion
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 34 (10.27%) Finance
2 21 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.74%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.83%) Legal
5 9 (2.72%) Banking
6 5 (1.51%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.21%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.91%) Games
8 3 (0.91%) Retail
9 2 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (20.85%) Support Engineer
2 66 (19.94%) Network Engineer
3 57 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (14.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 41 (12.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 33 (9.97%) Analyst
7 32 (9.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 26 (7.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (7.85%) IT Engineer
8 26 (7.85%) IT Support
9 21 (6.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 20 (6.04%) Cisco Engineer
11 19 (5.74%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (5.74%) VMware Engineer
12 16 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (4.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (4.83%) Support Analyst
13 15 (4.53%) Administrator
14 14 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
14 14 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.78%) Web Services
2 2 (0.60%) .NET
2 2 (0.60%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.60%) CSS
3 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.30%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.30%) JSON
3 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.82%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.53%) Life Science
4 14 (4.23%) Driving Licence
5 11 (3.32%) Fat Client
5 11 (3.32%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (2.72%) Replication
7 5 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.51%) iPad
8 4 (1.21%) Clustering
9 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.91%) Online Games
9 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.60%) FMCG
10 2 (0.60%) iPhone
10 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 236 (71.30%) Windows
2 155 (46.83%) Windows Server
3 121 (36.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (26.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (15.71%) Windows 7
6 33 (9.97%) Windows 8
7 32 (9.67%) Windows 10
8 23 (6.95%) Linux
9 22 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.02%) Unix
11 9 (2.72%) Mac OS X
12 7 (2.11%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.91%) AIX
14 2 (0.60%) Android
14 2 (0.60%) CentOS
14 2 (0.60%) Debian
14 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.30%) SUSE
15 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (41.99%) ITIL
2 53 (16.01%) Change Management
3 38 (11.48%) Load Balancing
4 29 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (7.85%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (7.85%) SIEM
6 24 (7.25%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (6.95%) Kalman Filter
8 20 (6.04%) Network Management
8 20 (6.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 19 (5.74%) Service Management
10 18 (5.44%) Network Design
10 18 (5.44%) Patch Management
11 16 (4.83%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.83%) Service Delivery
12 15 (4.53%) Problem Management
13 14 (4.23%) Mentoring
14 12 (3.63%) Data Security
14 12 (3.63%) ITIL V3
14 12 (3.63%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.39%) SQL
2 37 (11.18%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.63%) Python
4 8 (2.42%) Perl
4 8 (2.42%) PHP
5 6 (1.81%) VBScript
6 4 (1.21%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.21%) VB
7 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.30%) C#
8 1 (0.30%) Java
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 102 (30.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (23.26%) MCSE
3 64 (19.34%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (12.99%) MCSA
5 38 (11.48%) Degree
6 37 (11.18%) CCNP
7 35 (10.57%) CCNA
7 35 (10.57%) MCP
8 19 (5.74%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (3.02%) MCITP
10 9 (2.72%) Security Cleared
11 8 (2.42%) A+ Certification
11 8 (2.42%) JNCIP
11 8 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (2.11%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.21%) CCA
14 4 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
16 2 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.34%) PCI DSS
2 18 (5.44%) SLA
3 16 (4.83%) PMO
4 12 (3.63%) GDPR
5 10 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.60%) QA
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 229 (69.18%) Active Directory
2 95 (28.70%) Hyper-V
3 91 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (9.97%) Terminal Services
5 32 (9.67%) vSphere
6 26 (7.85%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (6.65%) ProxySG
8 15 (4.53%) XenApp
9 10 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.42%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.30%) Docker
11 1 (0.30%) KVM
11 1 (0.30%) NFS
11 1 (0.30%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.30%) vCloud
11 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (11.78%) SCCM
2 24 (7.25%) WSUS
3 23 (6.95%) Nagios
4 17 (5.14%) Puppet
4 17 (5.14%) SCOM
5 16 (4.83%) Cacti
6 14 (4.23%) OpenNMS
6 14 (4.23%) RANCID
7 11 (3.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.21%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.91%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.30%) SnapMirror
11 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 179 (54.08%) Microsoft
2 176 (53.17%) Cisco
3 156 (47.13%) VMware
4 63 (19.03%) Citrix
5 39 (11.78%) Juniper
6 30 (9.06%) F5
7 26 (7.85%) CheckPoint
8 25 (7.55%) Blue Coat
9 23 (6.95%) HP
9 23 (6.95%) Palo Alto
10 21 (6.34%) Veeam
11 20 (6.04%) NetApp
11 20 (6.04%) Riverbed
12 19 (5.74%) Symantec
13 17 (5.14%) Dell
14 15 (4.53%) EqualLogic
15 14 (4.23%) CommVault
15 14 (4.23%) Ericsson
15 14 (4.23%) Huawei
16 12 (3.63%) Apple