Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 137 89
Rank change year-on-year +30 -48 +74
Permanent jobs citing DNS 218 204 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.66% 2.03% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.48% 13.16% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 175 167 259
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% -2.91%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £21,850
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,813 £54,730
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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,506 1,550 1,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.37% 15.39% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,111 1,264 1,372
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the West Midlands

DNS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DNS in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for DNS in the West Midlands

DNS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for DNS in the West Midlands

DNS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Birmingham +23 90 £46,500 +22.37% 9
Shropshire -1 33 £24,500 -30.00%
Coventry +19 30 £36,500 -18.89% 3
Solihull +21 20 £45,000 +25.87% 1
Staffordshire +36 18 £37,500 +30.43% 8
Warwickshire +32 9 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Wolverhampton +11 4 £35,000 -
Herefordshire - 4 £45,000 -
Worcestershire -14 3 £34,250 +37.00% 3
Dudley - 1 £25,000 - 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 170 (77.98%) Windows
2 150 (68.81%) DHCP
3 148 (67.89%) Active Directory
4 142 (65.14%) Microsoft
5 127 (58.26%) VMware
6 92 (42.20%) Windows Server
7 90 (41.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 78 (35.78%) Hyper-V
9 77 (35.32%) Data Centre
9 77 (35.32%) Cisco
10 68 (31.19%) Office 365
11 67 (30.73%) SCCM
12 66 (30.28%) TCP/IP
12 66 (30.28%) ITIL
13 63 (28.90%) Linux
13 63 (28.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 59 (27.06%) Microsoft Azure
14 59 (27.06%) SharePoint
15 58 (26.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 56 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
17 54 (24.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 53 (24.31%) DevOps
19 51 (23.39%) HP
20 49 (22.48%) Dell
20 49 (22.48%) Firewall
21 48 (22.02%) SQL
22 47 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 44 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
24 41 (18.81%) IBM
24 41 (18.81%) McAfee

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 59 (27.06%) SharePoint
2 40 (18.35%) MS Exchange
3 28 (12.84%) SharePoint Server
4 22 (10.09%) Apache
5 18 (8.26%) IIS
6 14 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (5.96%) nginx
8 11 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (5.05%) Tomcat
9 10 (4.59%) Confluence
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (14.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 68 (31.19%) Office 365
2 59 (27.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (7.34%) IaaS
5 13 (5.96%) PaaS
6 12 (5.50%) SaaS
7 10 (4.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (3.21%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.21%) Route 53
9 5 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.38%) G Suite
12 2 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.92%) GitHub
13 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.46%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 150 (68.81%) DHCP
2 66 (30.28%) TCP/IP
3 49 (22.48%) Firewall
4 39 (17.89%) VPN
5 32 (14.68%) WAN
6 26 (11.93%) VLAN
7 24 (11.01%) LAN
8 23 (10.55%) Network Security
9 18 (8.26%) SAN
10 17 (7.80%) SSL
11 15 (6.88%) FTP
11 15 (6.88%) SSH
11 15 (6.88%) VoIP
12 14 (6.42%) HTTP
12 14 (6.42%) NAS
12 14 (6.42%) WLAN
13 13 (5.96%) MPLS
14 11 (5.05%) SNMP
15 10 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.72%) MySQL
3 15 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (5.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (4.59%) DB2
5 10 (4.59%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.59%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.83%) Amazon Aurora
6 4 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.38%) Big Data
7 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.38%) Redis
8 2 (0.92%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.34%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.42%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.05%) JIRA
4 10 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (4.59%) Bitbucket
4 10 (4.59%) GoCD
4 10 (4.59%) Subversion
4 10 (4.59%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.38%) Maven
5 3 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.92%) Ant
6 2 (0.92%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.92%) Gatling
6 2 (0.92%) GitLab
6 2 (0.92%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.92%) Selenium
7 1 (0.46%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.46%) JUnit
General
1 13 (5.96%) Retail
2 12 (5.50%) Finance
3 5 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.46%) Automotive
5 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (16.97%) Technical Leader
3 30 (13.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (11.01%) Analyst
5 21 (9.63%) IT Engineer
5 21 (9.63%) Team Leader
6 20 (9.17%) Support Engineer
7 18 (8.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (7.80%) Technical Support
9 15 (6.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (6.88%) Support Analyst
10 13 (5.96%) Technical Analyst
11 12 (5.50%) Technical Support Analyst
12 11 (5.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 11 (5.05%) Technical Team Leader
13 10 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (4.59%) IT Support
13 10 (4.59%) Network Engineer
14 8 (3.67%) IT Manager
14 8 (3.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.59%) REST
2 9 (4.13%) LDAP
3 6 (2.75%) Spring
4 5 (2.29%) WSH
5 3 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.38%) LAMP
5 3 (1.38%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.92%) Web Services
7 1 (0.46%) JMS
7 1 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.46%) Memcached
7 1 (0.46%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 77 (35.32%) Data Centre
2 30 (13.76%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.42%) Clustering
5 11 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.29%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.83%) AS400
9 3 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.92%) Fintech
10 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.92%) PKI
10 2 (0.92%) SCADA
11 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.46%) EMV
11 1 (0.46%) HP Superdome
11 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 170 (77.98%) Windows
2 92 (42.20%) Windows Server
3 63 (28.90%) Linux
3 63 (28.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (26.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (18.81%) Windows 7
7 38 (17.43%) Windows 8
8 14 (6.42%) Windows 10
9 13 (5.96%) Unix
10 8 (3.67%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.21%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.29%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.83%) CentOS
13 4 (1.83%) SUSE
14 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.46%) Debian
15 1 (0.46%) HPUX
15 1 (0.46%) Solaris
15 1 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.28%) ITIL
2 54 (24.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 53 (24.31%) DevOps
4 40 (18.35%) Kalman Filter
5 37 (16.97%) Patch Management
6 36 (16.51%) Web Filtering
7 35 (16.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 35 (16.06%) Service Delivery
8 25 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (11.01%) Technical Leadership
10 19 (8.72%) Mobile Device Management
11 18 (8.26%) Information Security
12 16 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (7.34%) Data Protection
13 15 (6.88%) Scrum
14 13 (5.96%) Open Source
15 12 (5.50%) Microservices
16 11 (5.05%) Business Continuity
16 11 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.02%) SQL
2 25 (11.47%) Python
3 24 (11.01%) PowerShell
4 21 (9.63%) Bash Shell
4 21 (9.63%) Java
5 13 (5.96%) PHP
6 11 (5.05%) Perl
6 11 (5.05%) Ruby
7 10 (4.59%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.29%) VBScript
9 4 (1.83%) C
10 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.92%) C#
11 2 (0.92%) R
12 1 (0.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 47 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (16.51%) ITIL Certification
3 28 (12.84%) MCSE
4 27 (12.39%) MCITP
5 26 (11.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (10.09%) MCSA
7 19 (8.72%) Degree
8 18 (8.26%) CISSP
9 17 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (6.88%) CISM
11 11 (5.05%) CCNP
12 9 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (3.67%) CCNA
14 4 (1.83%) JNCIP
15 3 (1.38%) CCDP
15 3 (1.38%) CCSE
15 3 (1.38%) IISP
15 3 (1.38%) ISSAP
15 3 (1.38%) MCP
15 3 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (8.72%) SLA
3 18 (8.26%) GDPR
4 7 (3.21%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 148 (67.89%) Active Directory
2 90 (41.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (35.78%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.88%) Docker
5 13 (5.96%) XenServer
6 6 (2.75%) vSphere
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.92%) Squid
8 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.92%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.92%) XenApp
8 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.46%) iptables
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (30.73%) SCCM
2 36 (16.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 25 (11.47%) Ansible
4 23 (10.55%) WSUS
5 17 (7.80%) Puppet
6 14 (6.42%) Terraform
7 11 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.67%) SCOM
9 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.83%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.83%) Grafana
10 4 (1.83%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (1.38%) QRadar
12 2 (0.92%) Consul
12 2 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.92%) logstash
12 2 (0.92%) Rancher
12 2 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 142 (65.14%) Microsoft
2 127 (58.26%) VMware
3 77 (35.32%) Cisco
4 51 (23.39%) HP
5 49 (22.48%) Dell
6 41 (18.81%) IBM
6 41 (18.81%) McAfee
7 39 (17.89%) Symantec
8 36 (16.51%) Forcepoint
9 25 (11.47%) Citrix
10 20 (9.17%) NetApp
11 19 (8.72%) Nimble Storage
12 12 (5.50%) Atlassian
13 9 (4.13%) Avaya
14 8 (3.67%) Juniper
15 6 (2.75%) Mitel
15 6 (2.75%) Veeam
16 5 (2.29%) CheckPoint
16 5 (2.29%) SolarWinds
17 4 (1.83%) Fortinet