Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 123 137
Rank change year-on-year -39 +14 -39
Permanent jobs citing DNS 242 330 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.98% 2.51% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.24% 16.04% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 208 290 208
North West median annual salary £38,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% -1.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £19,000 £22,725 £23,850
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 1,828 2,057 1,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.99% 15.66% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,479 1,667 1,492
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,025
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018. 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 -20 148 £37,500 +2.74% 23
Cheshire -33 65 £40,000 - 13
Merseyside +26 21 £37,500 +20.97% 6
Lancashire +13 7 £40,000 +90.48% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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.

1 174 (71.90%) Windows
2 169 (69.83%) Active Directory
3 130 (53.72%) VMware
4 128 (52.89%) Windows Server
5 127 (52.48%) DHCP
6 120 (49.59%) Microsoft
7 84 (34.71%) TCP/IP
7 84 (34.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 84 (34.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 79 (32.64%) Office 365
8 79 (32.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (31.82%) Hyper-V
9 77 (31.82%) Firewall
10 74 (30.58%) Cisco
10 74 (30.58%) WAN
10 74 (30.58%) LAN
11 65 (26.86%) MS Exchange
12 60 (24.79%) ITIL
13 56 (23.14%) Linux
14 55 (22.73%) VPN
15 54 (22.31%) SAN
16 47 (19.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 43 (17.77%) SSL
18 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Certification
18 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Azure
19 40 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 37 (15.29%) SharePoint
20 37 (15.29%) MCSE
21 34 (14.05%) DevOps
22 33 (13.64%) Cisco Certification

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 65 (26.86%) MS Exchange
2 47 (19.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (15.29%) SharePoint
4 32 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (11.16%) IIS
6 11 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (3.31%) Apache
7 8 (3.31%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.89%) Apache Solr
8 7 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.07%) nginx
11 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.83%) Confluence
13 2 (0.83%) JBoss
13 2 (0.83%) Resin
13 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 79 (32.64%) Office 365
2 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (5.37%) IaaS
5 10 (4.13%) SaaS
6 5 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.24%) G Suite
7 3 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 127 (52.48%) DHCP
2 84 (34.71%) TCP/IP
3 77 (31.82%) Firewall
4 74 (30.58%) LAN
4 74 (30.58%) WAN
5 55 (22.73%) VPN
6 54 (22.31%) SAN
7 43 (17.77%) SSL
8 32 (13.22%) Wireless
9 31 (12.81%) MPLS
9 31 (12.81%) Network Security
10 29 (11.98%) Internet
11 26 (10.74%) Ethernet
12 24 (9.92%) HTTP
12 24 (9.92%) VoIP
13 22 (9.09%) BGP
14 20 (8.26%) EIGRP
14 20 (8.26%) IPsec
15 19 (7.85%) Remote Desktop
16 16 (6.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.31%) MySQL
4 7 (2.89%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.41%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (2.07%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.65%) Hudson
4 4 (1.65%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.83%) JIRA
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.41%) Subversion
6 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (8.68%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.26%) Retail
3 10 (4.13%) Finance
4 8 (3.31%) Retail Banking
5 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Back Office
6 2 (0.83%) Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (15.70%) Support Engineer
2 35 (14.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 35 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (9.50%) Network Engineer
4 22 (9.09%) IT Support
5 19 (7.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (7.02%) 1st Line Engineer
6 17 (7.02%) Administrator
6 17 (7.02%) IT Engineer
7 16 (6.61%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 15 (6.20%) Server Engineer
8 15 (6.20%) Windows Engineer
9 14 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (5.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) Analyst
10 13 (5.37%) Help Desk Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (4.96%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.55%) React
2 10 (4.13%) Web Services
3 9 (3.72%) JSON
4 8 (3.31%) 802.1X
5 7 (2.89%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (2.89%) CSS
5 7 (2.89%) HTML
5 7 (2.89%) Node.js
5 7 (2.89%) XHTML
5 7 (2.89%) XML
6 5 (2.07%) LDAP
6 5 (2.07%) Servlets
7 4 (1.65%) WSGI
8 2 (0.83%) Middleware
8 2 (0.83%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.41%) COM
9 1 (0.41%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.41%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.41%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.68%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.61%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.31%) Video\Live Streaming
5 7 (2.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.48%) PKI
7 5 (2.07%) Clustering
8 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.65%) Robotics
9 3 (1.24%) Replication
10 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.83%) IVR
10 2 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.41%) iPhone
11 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 174 (71.90%) Windows
2 128 (52.89%) Windows Server
3 84 (34.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (32.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (23.14%) Linux
6 21 (8.68%) Windows 7
7 17 (7.02%) Windows 10
8 15 (6.20%) Mac OS
9 7 (2.89%) SUSE
10 6 (2.48%) CentOS
10 6 (2.48%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.07%) Solaris
12 4 (1.65%) Unix
13 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.24%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.83%) Android
15 1 (0.41%) AIX
15 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.41%) HPUX
15 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (24.79%) ITIL
2 40 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 34 (14.05%) DevOps
4 28 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (10.74%) Tech Ops
6 22 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 19 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (7.44%) Service Delivery
9 17 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (7.02%) Load Balancing
10 16 (6.61%) Configuration Management
11 15 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (6.20%) Deployment Automation
12 14 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (5.37%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (4.96%) Load Testing
14 12 (4.96%) Project Management
14 12 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (4.96%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.81%) PowerShell
2 21 (8.68%) SQL
3 20 (8.26%) Java
4 16 (6.61%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.79%) Python
6 13 (5.37%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.31%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.89%) Perl
9 4 (1.65%) Bourne shell
9 4 (1.65%) Korn
9 4 (1.65%) Ruby
10 3 (1.24%) PHP
10 3 (1.24%) VBScript
11 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (15.29%) MCSE
3 33 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (11.57%) CCNA
5 21 (8.68%) CCNP
6 14 (5.79%) Degree
6 14 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (5.37%) MCP
7 13 (5.37%) MCSA
8 9 (3.72%) AWS Certification
8 9 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.48%) DBS Check
9 6 (2.48%) MCTS
10 5 (2.07%) VCP5
11 4 (1.65%) MCITP
11 4 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.02%) SLA
2 9 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.07%) GDPR
4 4 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.65%) FISMA
5 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.83%) QA
6 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 169 (69.83%) Active Directory
2 84 (34.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (31.82%) Hyper-V
4 26 (10.74%) vSphere
5 23 (9.50%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (8.26%) Terminal Services
7 13 (5.37%) XenApp
8 12 (4.96%) XenDesktop
9 11 (4.55%) Docker
10 7 (2.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.65%) VMware NSX
11 4 (1.65%) XenServer
12 3 (1.24%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (1.24%) pfSense
12 3 (1.24%) Xen
13 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.83%) KVM
13 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (8.68%) Puppet
1 21 (8.68%) SCCM
2 17 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.55%) SCOM
4 10 (4.13%) Ansible
5 7 (2.89%) Cobbler
5 7 (2.89%) WSUS
6 5 (2.07%) Nagios
7 4 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.65%) Salt
7 4 (1.65%) Terraform
7 4 (1.65%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.24%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 130 (53.72%) VMware
2 120 (49.59%) Microsoft
3 74 (30.58%) Cisco
4 28 (11.57%) Citrix
5 22 (9.09%) F5
6 20 (8.26%) Veeam
7 16 (6.61%) Juniper
8 13 (5.37%) Nimble Storage
9 10 (4.13%) HP
9 10 (4.13%) Riverbed
10 9 (3.72%) IBM
10 9 (3.72%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.72%) Sophos
11 7 (2.89%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.89%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.48%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.48%) Google
12 6 (2.48%) Infoblox
12 6 (2.48%) Meraki
12 6 (2.48%) NetApp