Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 144 99
Rank change year-on-year +28 -45 +60
Permanent jobs citing DNS 217 216 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.50% 2.17% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.35% 13.71% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 174 161 257
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,521 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £51,000
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 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 1,512 1,576 1,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.45% 15.80% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 1,273 1,422
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% -0.65% +1.97%
10th Percentile £23,783 £24,300 £22,525
90th Percentile £66,050 £60,000 £60,000
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -6 78 £42,500 +8.97% 8
Coventry +23 40 £35,000 -9.09% 5
Shropshire +3 35 £25,250 -27.86% 3
Solihull +13 19 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Staffordshire +13 8 £35,000 +9.38% 9
Wolverhampton - 8 £36,613 -
Worcestershire +2 7 £26,000 +8.33% 8
Warwickshire +24 6 £28,500 -12.31% 4
Herefordshire - 6 £45,000 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 159 (73.27%) Windows
2 142 (65.44%) DHCP
3 141 (64.98%) Active Directory
4 121 (55.76%) Microsoft
5 107 (49.31%) VMware
6 103 (47.47%) Windows Server
7 77 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 76 (35.02%) Cisco
9 68 (31.34%) Office 365
10 67 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 67 (30.88%) Hyper-V
11 66 (30.41%) Firewall
12 65 (29.95%) TCP/IP
13 63 (29.03%) ITIL
14 62 (28.57%) Data Centre
15 60 (27.65%) Linux
16 58 (26.73%) SQL
17 57 (26.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 53 (24.42%) Microsoft Azure
19 47 (21.66%) DevOps
19 47 (21.66%) VPN
20 46 (21.20%) SharePoint
21 45 (20.74%) SCCM
21 45 (20.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 43 (19.82%) Windows Server 2003
23 41 (18.89%) HP
23 41 (18.89%) MS Exchange
24 38 (17.51%) Microsoft Certification
24 38 (17.51%) Amazon AWS
25 35 (16.13%) Dell

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 46 (21.20%) SharePoint
2 41 (18.89%) MS Exchange
3 26 (11.98%) Apache
4 24 (11.06%) IIS
5 23 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (7.37%) nginx
6 16 (7.37%) Tomcat
7 14 (6.45%) Confluence
8 13 (5.99%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 68 (31.34%) Office 365
2 53 (24.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (17.51%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (7.83%) IaaS
5 14 (6.45%) PaaS
5 14 (6.45%) SaaS
6 10 (4.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.76%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (2.30%) Route 53
8 5 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.38%) G Suite
11 2 (0.92%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.46%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 142 (65.44%) DHCP
2 66 (30.41%) Firewall
3 65 (29.95%) TCP/IP
4 47 (21.66%) VPN
5 33 (15.21%) WAN
6 30 (13.82%) Network Security
7 23 (10.60%) LAN
7 23 (10.60%) SSL
8 20 (9.22%) VLAN
9 18 (8.29%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (7.37%) BGP
10 16 (7.37%) OSPF
11 15 (6.91%) FTP
11 15 (6.91%) SSH
12 14 (6.45%) SAN
13 13 (5.99%) HTTP
13 13 (5.99%) SNMP
13 13 (5.99%) VoIP
14 12 (5.53%) MPLS
15 11 (5.07%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.68%) MySQL
3 16 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (5.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (4.61%) DB2
5 10 (4.61%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.61%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.38%) Big Data
7 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
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
9 1 (0.46%) HBase
9 1 (0.46%) Redis
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (8.29%) Git (software)
1 18 (8.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (6.45%) Bitbucket
2 14 (6.45%) GoCD
2 14 (6.45%) JIRA
2 14 (6.45%) Subversion
2 14 (6.45%) Vagrant
3 5 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.84%) 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%) JUnit
6 2 (0.92%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.92%) Selenium
7 1 (0.46%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (8.29%) Finance
2 10 (4.61%) Retail
3 9 (4.15%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.46%) Automotive
5 1 (0.46%) Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Games
5 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (11.98%) Support Engineer
3 25 (11.52%) Analyst
4 22 (10.14%) IT Engineer
4 22 (10.14%) Technical Leader
5 19 (8.76%) Technical Support
6 17 (7.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 16 (7.37%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (7.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (6.91%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (5.53%) Applications Engineer
10 12 (5.53%) IT Support
10 12 (5.53%) Technical Analyst
10 12 (5.53%) Technical Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) Architect
11 11 (5.07%) Team Leader
11 11 (5.07%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.45%) REST
2 9 (4.15%) LDAP
3 4 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.84%) Spring
4 3 (1.38%) WSH
5 2 (0.92%) JMS
5 2 (0.92%) LAMP
5 2 (0.92%) Web Services
6 1 (0.46%) .NET
6 1 (0.46%) CSS
6 1 (0.46%) HTML
6 1 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.46%) Memcached
6 1 (0.46%) OAuth
6 1 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.46%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 62 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.06%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.15%) Clustering
6 8 (3.69%) PKI
7 6 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.30%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.38%) Fintech
11 2 (0.92%) AS400
11 2 (0.92%) EMV
12 1 (0.46%) CCTV
12 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Licensing
12 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 159 (73.27%) Windows
2 103 (47.47%) Windows Server
3 67 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (27.65%) Linux
5 57 (26.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (19.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (15.67%) Windows 8
8 32 (14.75%) Windows 7
9 17 (7.83%) Windows 10
10 14 (6.45%) Unix
10 14 (6.45%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.76%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.84%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.38%) CentOS
14 3 (1.38%) SUSE
15 1 (0.46%) Android
15 1 (0.46%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (29.03%) ITIL
2 47 (21.66%) DevOps
3 45 (20.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 34 (15.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 28 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
6 22 (10.14%) Patch Management
6 22 (10.14%) Service Delivery
7 21 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (9.68%) Web Filtering
8 19 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (8.76%) Scrum
9 14 (6.45%) Line Management
9 14 (6.45%) Open Source
10 13 (5.99%) Load Balancing
11 12 (5.53%) Information Security
11 12 (5.53%) Microservices
11 12 (5.53%) Mobile Device Management
11 12 (5.53%) Presales
12 11 (5.07%) Business Continuity
12 11 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 58 (26.73%) SQL
2 31 (14.29%) Python
3 28 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 27 (12.44%) Java
5 25 (11.52%) Bash Shell
6 17 (7.83%) Ruby
7 16 (7.37%) Perl
8 11 (5.07%) JavaScript
8 11 (5.07%) PHP
9 4 (1.84%) C
10 3 (1.38%) VB
10 3 (1.38%) VBScript
11 2 (0.92%) C#
11 2 (0.92%) R
12 1 (0.46%) Go
12 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (17.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (12.44%) MCSE
4 23 (10.60%) MCSA
5 21 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
5 21 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (9.22%) CCNP
6 20 (9.22%) Degree
7 19 (8.76%) CISSP
8 15 (6.91%) MCITP
9 13 (5.99%) CCNA
9 13 (5.99%) CISM
10 6 (2.76%) CCDP
10 6 (2.76%) CCSE
10 6 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.76%) IISP
10 6 (2.76%) ISSAP
10 6 (2.76%) JNCIP
11 5 (2.30%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.53%) GDPR
3 11 (5.07%) SLA
4 5 (2.30%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 141 (64.98%) Active Directory
2 77 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (30.88%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.45%) Docker
5 12 (5.53%) XenServer
6 5 (2.30%) vSphere
7 4 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.92%) Squid
9 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.92%) XenApp
10 1 (0.46%) iptables
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.46%) NFS
10 1 (0.46%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.46%) Samba
10 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (20.74%) SCCM
2 30 (13.82%) Ansible
3 23 (10.60%) WSUS
4 21 (9.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (6.91%) Puppet
5 15 (6.91%) Terraform
6 13 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (3.69%) SCOM
8 6 (2.76%) QRadar
9 5 (2.30%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.84%) Grafana
11 3 (1.38%) Kubernetes
11 3 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.92%) Kibana
12 2 (0.92%) logstash
12 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.92%) Nagios
12 2 (0.92%) Rancher
12 2 (0.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 121 (55.76%) Microsoft
2 107 (49.31%) VMware
3 76 (35.02%) Cisco
4 41 (18.89%) HP
5 35 (16.13%) Dell
6 29 (13.36%) IBM
7 25 (11.52%) McAfee
8 24 (11.06%) Citrix
8 24 (11.06%) Forcepoint
8 24 (11.06%) Symantec
9 19 (8.76%) NetApp
10 17 (7.83%) Juniper
11 15 (6.91%) Atlassian
11 15 (6.91%) Nimble Storage
12 14 (6.45%) CheckPoint
13 13 (5.99%) Fortinet
14 12 (5.53%) Mitel
15 10 (4.61%) CA
15 10 (4.61%) WatchGuard
16 8 (3.69%) SolarWinds