Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 129 123
Rank change year-on-year +31 -6 +30
Permanent jobs citing DNS 250 211 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.13% 2.19% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.41% 14.60% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 174 132 197
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.58% +7.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,825 £23,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 1,622 1,445 1,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.28% 15.00% 15.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,179 1,010 1,182
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,950 £23,500 £23,775
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 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
Birmingham +31 135 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Staffordshire +41 42 £37,250 +35.45% 1
Warwickshire +6 23 £49,500 -1.00%
Coventry +22 11 £42,500 -8.11% 1
Solihull -1 10 £43,750 +18.24% 1
Shropshire -23 9 £21,500 -2.27%
Worcestershire -27 9 £37,500 +22.95% 1
Dudley - 3 £25,000 -
Wednesbury - 2 £41,250 -
Wolverhampton +25 1 £32,500 -23.53%
Walsall +4 1 £27,500 -38.89%
Halesowen - 1 £24,000 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 207 (82.80%) Windows
2 195 (78.00%) Active Directory
3 189 (75.60%) DHCP
4 160 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 154 (61.60%) VMware
6 116 (46.40%) Office 365
7 105 (42.00%) Windows Server
8 96 (38.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 88 (35.20%) Hyper-V
9 88 (35.20%) Microsoft Azure
10 85 (34.00%) Cisco
11 84 (33.60%) ITIL
12 80 (32.00%) SCCM
13 78 (31.20%) Data Centre
14 76 (30.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 72 (28.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 61 (24.40%) Dell
17 60 (24.00%) TCP/IP
17 60 (24.00%) PowerShell
18 59 (23.60%) Windows Server 2012
19 57 (22.80%) Windows Server 2003
20 55 (22.00%) HP
21 54 (21.60%) Linux
22 53 (21.20%) Windows Server 2008
23 52 (20.80%) SharePoint
24 51 (20.40%) Firewall
25 49 (19.60%) MCSE
26 47 (18.80%) MS Exchange
27 45 (18.00%) Citrix
28 44 (17.60%) Migration

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 52 (20.80%) SharePoint
2 47 (18.80%) MS Exchange
3 30 (12.00%) SharePoint Server
4 26 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (6.40%) Apache
6 12 (4.80%) IIS
7 10 (4.00%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.00%) nginx
10 4 (1.60%) SAS
11 3 (1.20%) JBoss
11 3 (1.20%) WildFly
12 1 (0.40%) Site Server
Applications
1 33 (13.20%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 116 (46.40%) Office 365
2 88 (35.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (8.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (4.80%) Amazon S3
6 11 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (3.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (2.80%) CloudFront
9 6 (2.40%) OneDrive
9 6 (2.40%) Route 53
10 5 (2.00%) GitHub
11 4 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.60%) SaaS
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.80%) G Suite
12 2 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.40%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 189 (75.60%) DHCP
2 60 (24.00%) TCP/IP
3 51 (20.40%) Firewall
4 41 (16.40%) SAN
5 38 (15.20%) VLAN
6 31 (12.40%) VPN
7 25 (10.00%) SNMP
7 25 (10.00%) WAN
8 24 (9.60%) LAN
8 24 (9.60%) MPLS
9 22 (8.80%) NAS
10 21 (8.40%) VoIP
11 20 (8.00%) Kerberos
11 20 (8.00%) WLAN
12 17 (6.80%) Skype
13 11 (4.40%) Unified Communications
14 9 (3.60%) HTTP
14 9 (3.60%) PBX
14 9 (3.60%) SSL
15 7 (2.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.40%) MySQL
3 9 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (2.40%) MS Access
5 5 (2.00%) Amazon Aurora
5 5 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.00%) Redis
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.60%) Maven
3 4 (1.60%) MSI
3 4 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (0.40%) AppVeyor
5 1 (0.40%) GitLab
5 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (7.20%) Retail
2 17 (6.80%) Finance
3 6 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.20%) Legal
4 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.80%) Automotive
5 2 (0.80%) Games
5 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (27.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (21.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (13.20%) IT Engineer
4 22 (8.80%) Technical Leader
5 21 (8.40%) Team Leader
6 19 (7.60%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.60%) Systems Engineer
7 15 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (6.00%) IT Support
8 11 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (4.00%) Analyst
9 10 (4.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 9 (3.60%) SCCM Engineer
11 8 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.20%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.20%) Operations Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.80%) Administrator
12 7 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.40%) LDAP
2 8 (3.20%) LAMP
3 6 (2.40%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (2.40%) WAP
4 5 (2.00%) Spring
5 3 (1.20%) .NET
5 3 (1.20%) FreeSWITCH
5 3 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.20%) WSH
6 2 (0.80%) COM
6 2 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 78 (31.20%) Data Centre
2 42 (16.80%) Clustering
3 37 (14.80%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.60%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.80%) Replication
7 6 (2.40%) PKI
7 6 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.60%) AS400
8 4 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.60%) SCADA
9 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.80%) HP Superdome
10 2 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.80%) Online Games
10 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 207 (82.80%) Windows
2 105 (42.00%) Windows Server
3 59 (23.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (22.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (21.60%) Linux
6 53 (21.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (15.60%) Windows 7
8 33 (13.20%) Windows 8
9 22 (8.80%) Windows 10
10 16 (6.40%) Ubuntu
11 15 (6.00%) CentOS
12 10 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.40%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.60%) SUSE
15 3 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.20%) Solaris
16 2 (0.80%) Debian
16 2 (0.80%) HPUX
16 2 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (33.60%) ITIL
2 72 (28.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 44 (17.60%) Migration
4 41 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (15.20%) Patch Management
6 37 (14.80%) Project Management
7 34 (13.60%) Kalman Filter
8 33 (13.20%) Service Management
8 33 (13.20%) Web Filtering
9 31 (12.40%) Line Management
10 29 (11.60%) Service Delivery
11 28 (11.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (8.80%) DevOps
13 20 (8.00%) Incident Management
14 19 (7.60%) Mobile Device Management
15 18 (7.20%) Configuration Management
16 16 (6.40%) Change Management
16 16 (6.40%) Information Security
17 15 (6.00%) Technical Leadership
18 14 (5.60%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 60 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.80%) SQL
3 14 (5.60%) Python
4 10 (4.00%) PHP
5 8 (3.20%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.80%) Java
6 7 (2.80%) VBA
7 5 (2.00%) Perl
8 3 (1.20%) C#
8 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (30.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (19.60%) MCSE
3 44 (17.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 43 (17.20%) MCSA
5 40 (16.00%) MCITP
6 33 (13.20%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (10.80%) Degree
8 16 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (4.00%) CCNA
10 9 (3.60%) CCNP
11 5 (2.00%) CISM
11 5 (2.00%) CISSP
11 5 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.00%) PMI Certification
11 5 (2.00%) PMP
12 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.80%) MCP
12 2 (0.80%) RHCE
13 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.60%) SLA
2 15 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (5.60%) GDPR
4 8 (3.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 195 (78.00%) Active Directory
2 96 (38.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (35.20%) Hyper-V
4 28 (11.20%) XenApp
5 22 (8.80%) vSphere
6 10 (4.00%) Docker
6 10 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.60%) XenDesktop
8 8 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (2.00%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.60%) Squid
11 4 (1.60%) VirtualBox
12 3 (1.20%) NLBS
12 3 (1.20%) Xen
13 2 (0.80%) iptables
14 1 (0.40%) NFS
14 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (32.00%) SCCM
2 33 (13.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 33 (13.20%) WSUS
3 14 (5.60%) Failover Clustering
4 11 (4.40%) Puppet
5 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (4.00%) SCOM
6 6 (2.40%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.40%) Terraform
7 5 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (2.00%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.60%) Nagios
8 4 (1.60%) Packer
8 4 (1.60%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.20%) Ansible
9 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.20%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.80%) SELinux
Vendors
1 160 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 154 (61.60%) VMware
3 85 (34.00%) Cisco
4 61 (24.40%) Dell
5 55 (22.00%) HP
6 45 (18.00%) Citrix
7 42 (16.80%) McAfee
8 38 (15.20%) Symantec
9 37 (14.80%) NetApp
10 34 (13.60%) IBM
11 33 (13.20%) Forcepoint
12 26 (10.40%) Nimble Storage
13 24 (9.60%) Veeam
14 16 (6.40%) Avaya
15 12 (4.80%) Juniper
16 10 (4.00%) CheckPoint
17 9 (3.60%) SolarWinds
18 8 (3.20%) F5
19 7 (2.80%) Fortinet
20 6 (2.40%) Red Hat