Period
to 19 November 2017

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

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 100 155
Rank change year-on-year -34 +55 -33
Permanent jobs citing DNS 215 328 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.14% 2.86% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.69% 17.96% 10.65%
Number of salaries quoted 171 257 164
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £46,875
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 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 1570 1826 1737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.66% 15.95% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1277 1417 1537
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,700 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Birmingham -33 85 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Shropshire +29 47 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Coventry -19 21 £47,500 +15.85% 4
Worcestershire -12 14 £25,000 -31.51% 1
Warwickshire -10 13 £32,500 -14.47% 3
Solihull 0 9 £35,750 +10.00%
Staffordshire -5 8 £28,750 -17.86% 2
Sutton Coldfield +11 6 - -
West Bromwich - 5 £40,000 -
Walsall -3 1 £18,000 -40.00%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 151 (70.23%) Windows
2 139 (64.65%) Active Directory
3 128 (59.53%) DHCP
4 104 (48.37%) Microsoft
5 87 (40.47%) Windows Server
6 86 (40.00%) VMware
7 67 (31.16%) TCP/IP
8 61 (28.37%) Firewall
9 58 (26.98%) SAN
9 58 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (26.05%) Linux
11 52 (24.19%) Cisco
11 52 (24.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 50 (23.26%) VPN
13 44 (20.47%) MS Exchange
14 43 (20.00%) PowerShell
14 43 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 40 (18.60%) Hyper-V
15 40 (18.60%) ITIL
16 39 (18.14%) WAN
17 37 (17.21%) SCCM
18 36 (16.74%) Data Centre
19 35 (16.28%) Office 365
20 34 (15.81%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (15.35%) Citrix
21 33 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
22 31 (14.42%) Microsoft Office
22 31 (14.42%) Clustering
22 31 (14.42%) Windows 10

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 44 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.95%) Apache
3 20 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (9.30%) IIS
4 12 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.58%) nginx
5 11 (5.12%) WordPress
6 10 (4.65%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.33%) CMS
9 3 (1.40%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.93%) Drupal
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (14.42%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (2.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (2.79%) InDesign
2 6 (2.79%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (16.28%) Office 365
3 25 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.19%) IaaS
5 9 (4.19%) PaaS
6 8 (3.72%) SaaS
7 6 (2.79%) G Suite
8 4 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.93%) Linode
9 2 (0.93%) Yammer
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 128 (59.53%) DHCP
2 67 (31.16%) TCP/IP
3 61 (28.37%) Firewall
4 58 (26.98%) SAN
5 50 (23.26%) VPN
6 39 (18.14%) WAN
7 28 (13.02%) LAN
8 22 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (9.77%) NAS
10 18 (8.37%) VLAN
11 15 (6.98%) BGP
12 14 (6.51%) DDNS
12 14 (6.51%) SSH
13 13 (6.05%) MPLS
13 13 (6.05%) OSPF
13 13 (6.05%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (6.05%) SNMP
14 11 (5.12%) 802.11
14 11 (5.12%) FTP
15 10 (4.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.95%) MySQL
2 17 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.79%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (5.12%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.72%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.79%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.93%) PEAR
4 2 (0.93%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.93%) Xdebug
5 1 (0.47%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.47%) GDB
5 1 (0.47%) GitLab
5 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.47%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (7.44%) Retail
2 10 (4.65%) Finance
3 7 (3.26%) Marketing
4 6 (2.79%) Games
4 6 (2.79%) Legal
5 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
7 2 (0.93%) Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.93%) Law
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (9.77%) Administrator
2 21 (9.77%) Developer
2 21 (9.77%) Systems Administrator
3 20 (9.30%) IT Support
3 20 (9.30%) Network Engineer
4 19 (8.84%) Support Engineer
5 16 (7.44%) Analyst
6 15 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (6.51%) IT Engineer
7 14 (6.51%) Linux Administrator
7 14 (6.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 13 (6.05%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (5.58%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Server Support
11 10 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.65%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.23%) 802.1X
2 21 (9.77%) CSS
2 21 (9.77%) HTML
3 20 (9.30%) LAMP
4 19 (8.84%) LEMP Stack
5 15 (6.98%) WAP
6 10 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (2.79%) JSON
8 5 (2.33%) .NET
9 4 (1.86%) Laravel
10 3 (1.40%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.40%) RESTful
10 3 (1.40%) SOAP
11 2 (0.93%) LESS
11 2 (0.93%) Node.js
11 2 (0.93%) PhoneGap
11 2 (0.93%) Sass
11 2 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.93%) WSH
11 2 (0.93%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.74%) Data Centre
2 31 (14.42%) Clustering
3 21 (9.77%) PKI
4 16 (7.44%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.26%) Replication
7 6 (2.79%) Social Media
8 5 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.33%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (2.33%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.86%) AS400
9 4 (1.86%) EPoS
9 4 (1.86%) iPad
10 3 (1.40%) User Experience
11 2 (0.93%) CMDB
11 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 151 (70.23%) Windows
2 87 (40.47%) Windows Server
3 58 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (26.05%) Linux
5 52 (24.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (14.42%) Windows 10
7 27 (12.56%) Windows 7
8 26 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (8.84%) Windows 8
10 16 (7.44%) Ubuntu
11 15 (6.98%) CentOS
12 11 (5.12%) Mac OS X
12 11 (5.12%) Windows Vista
13 8 (3.72%) Debian
14 6 (2.79%) Unix
15 3 (1.40%) Fedora
15 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.93%) Android
16 2 (0.93%) HPUX
16 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.60%) ITIL
2 27 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
4 18 (8.37%) Web Development
5 15 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (6.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 13 (6.05%) CRM
6 13 (6.05%) E-Commerce
7 12 (5.58%) Change Management
7 12 (5.58%) DevOps
7 12 (5.58%) IT Strategy
8 11 (5.12%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.12%) Data Analysis
8 11 (5.12%) Problem Management
9 10 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (4.65%) Project Management
9 10 (4.65%) Scrum
9 10 (4.65%) TDD
9 10 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 30 (13.95%) SQL
3 25 (11.63%) PHP
4 21 (9.77%) Bash Shell
5 15 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.58%) Python
7 10 (4.65%) Perl
8 8 (3.72%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.33%) VB
10 4 (1.86%) Ruby
11 2 (0.93%) C
11 2 (0.93%) ES6
11 2 (0.93%) Java
11 2 (0.93%) VBScript
12 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (15.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 19 (8.84%) MCSE
5 17 (7.91%) CCNA
5 17 (7.91%) SC Cleared
6 16 (7.44%) CCNP
7 15 (6.98%) Degree
8 14 (6.51%) MCSA
9 12 (5.58%) CCIE
9 12 (5.58%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (5.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (5.12%) Master's Degree
11 9 (4.19%) MCITP
12 7 (3.26%) MCP
13 6 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.93%) LPIC
15 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.51%) SLA
2 4 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.93%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.47%) NIST 800
System Software
1 139 (64.65%) Active Directory
2 50 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (18.60%) Hyper-V
4 18 (8.37%) Docker
5 14 (6.51%) Samba
6 13 (6.05%) vSphere
7 9 (4.19%) UAG
8 8 (3.72%) Squid
8 8 (3.72%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (3.26%) KVM
9 7 (3.26%) VirtualBox
10 6 (2.79%) pfSense
10 6 (2.79%) Terminal Server
10 6 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.40%) Postfix
12 3 (1.40%) XenApp
13 2 (0.93%) Firmware
13 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (17.21%) SCCM
2 25 (11.63%) WSUS
3 18 (8.37%) SCOM
4 17 (7.91%) Puppet
5 16 (7.44%) Ansible
6 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (4.65%) Grafana
7 10 (4.65%) Terraform
8 8 (3.72%) Backup Exec
9 6 (2.79%) cPanel
9 6 (2.79%) Nagios
9 6 (2.79%) Plesk
9 6 (2.79%) Salt
10 5 (2.33%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.86%) Simpana
12 3 (1.40%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.40%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 104 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 86 (40.00%) VMware
3 52 (24.19%) Cisco
4 33 (15.35%) Citrix
5 25 (11.63%) HP
6 21 (9.77%) Veeam
7 20 (9.30%) SolarWinds
8 13 (6.05%) Juniper
9 12 (5.58%) Dell
10 11 (5.12%) NetApp
10 11 (5.12%) Splunk
11 9 (4.19%) Nimble Storage
12 8 (3.72%) Google
12 8 (3.72%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.72%) Sophos
12 8 (3.72%) Symantec
13 7 (3.26%) EqualLogic
13 7 (3.26%) Synology
14 6 (2.79%) F5
14 6 (2.79%) Fujitsu