Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 90 189
Rank change year-on-year -71 +99 -67
Permanent jobs citing DNS 174 321 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.78% 3.06% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.83% 18.68% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 127 259 112
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.37% +11.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,700 £21,300
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,750 £49,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 1,471 1,718 1,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.01% 16.39% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,165 1,331 1,345
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -35 67 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Shropshire +18 31 £35,000 +12.00% 2
Coventry -23 23 £46,250 +10.78% 7
Warwickshire -7 15 £33,750 -11.18% 6
Solihull -9 10 £36,625 +12.69% 1
Worcestershire -13 10 £26,000 -30.67% 4
Staffordshire -15 7 £27,500 -21.43% 5
Sutton Coldfield -2 6 - - 1
Walsall -3 3 £45,000 +46.34% 1
Wolverhampton -9 2 - - 1
Herefordshire -8 1 £29,500 -34.44%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 122 (70.11%) Windows
2 112 (64.37%) Active Directory
3 110 (63.22%) DHCP
4 72 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 70 (40.23%) Windows Server
6 64 (36.78%) VMware
6 64 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (36.21%) TCP/IP
8 52 (29.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (29.31%) Data Centre
9 51 (29.31%) VPN
10 50 (28.74%) Cisco
10 50 (28.74%) SAN
11 49 (28.16%) Firewall
12 42 (24.14%) MS Exchange
13 38 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
14 37 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (21.26%) Hyper-V
15 36 (20.69%) CCNP
15 36 (20.69%) Linux
16 35 (20.11%) Office 365
17 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 32 (18.39%) Citrix
18 30 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (16.67%) ITIL
19 29 (16.67%) LAN
19 29 (16.67%) Clustering
20 28 (16.09%) WAN
20 28 (16.09%) SCCM
21 27 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure

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 42 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 26 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (14.37%) Apache
4 24 (13.79%) IIS
5 9 (5.17%) WordPress
6 7 (4.02%) nginx
6 7 (4.02%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.30%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.15%) CMS
10 2 (1.15%) Confluence
10 2 (1.15%) Drupal
10 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (13.22%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.45%) InDesign
2 6 (3.45%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.45%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.11%) Office 365
2 27 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.30%) IaaS
5 3 (1.72%) PaaS
5 3 (1.72%) SaaS
5 3 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.15%) Linode
6 2 (1.15%) Yammer
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 110 (63.22%) DHCP
2 63 (36.21%) TCP/IP
3 51 (29.31%) VPN
4 50 (28.74%) SAN
5 49 (28.16%) Firewall
6 30 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (16.67%) LAN
8 28 (16.09%) WAN
9 27 (15.52%) OSPF
10 26 (14.94%) SNMP
11 25 (14.37%) BGP
11 25 (14.37%) VLAN
12 22 (12.64%) NAS
13 20 (11.49%) SSL
14 16 (9.20%) FWSM
15 15 (8.62%) DDNS
15 15 (8.62%) MPLS
15 15 (8.62%) SSH
16 14 (8.05%) IPsec
17 13 (7.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.92%) MySQL
2 11 (6.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.72%) Subversion
4 2 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.15%) GoCD
4 2 (1.15%) JIRA
4 2 (1.15%) PEAR
4 2 (1.15%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.15%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.15%) Xdebug
5 1 (0.57%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.57%) GDB
5 1 (0.57%) GitLab
5 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.57%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (5.75%) Finance
2 8 (4.60%) Retail
2 8 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.30%) Legal
4 2 (1.15%) Back Office
4 2 (1.15%) Banking
4 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.15%) Law
4 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.64%) Analyst
3 17 (9.77%) Network Engineer
3 17 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (7.47%) Administrator
5 13 (7.47%) IT Engineer
6 12 (6.90%) Architect
6 12 (6.90%) Developer
7 11 (6.32%) IT Support
7 11 (6.32%) Server Support
7 11 (6.32%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.75%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (5.17%) Security Architect
9 9 (5.17%) Technical Support
10 8 (4.60%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.60%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.77%) CSS
1 17 (9.77%) HTML
2 12 (6.90%) LAMP
3 11 (6.32%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (5.75%) 802.1X
5 9 (5.17%) WAP
6 3 (1.72%) .NET
6 3 (1.72%) Web Services
7 2 (1.15%) jQuery
7 2 (1.15%) Laravel
7 2 (1.15%) LESS
7 2 (1.15%) Node.js
7 2 (1.15%) REST
7 2 (1.15%) Sass
7 2 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.15%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 2 (1.15%) WSH
7 2 (1.15%) XML
7 2 (1.15%) Zurb Foundation
8 1 (0.57%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 51 (29.31%) Data Centre
2 29 (16.67%) Clustering
3 20 (11.49%) PKI
4 9 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (4.60%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.02%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.02%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.45%) Replication
7 6 (3.45%) Social Media
8 5 (2.87%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.30%) AS400
9 4 (2.30%) iPad
10 2 (1.15%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.15%) Fintech
10 2 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 122 (70.11%) Windows
2 70 (40.23%) Windows Server
3 64 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (29.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (20.69%) Linux
6 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (9.77%) Windows 10
8 14 (8.05%) CentOS
9 13 (7.47%) Windows 7
10 11 (6.32%) Mac OS X
11 10 (5.75%) Ubuntu
12 9 (5.17%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.87%) Unix
14 3 (1.72%) Debian
14 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.15%) Fedora
15 2 (1.15%) HPUX
15 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.15%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.67%) ITIL
2 17 (9.77%) Presales
3 16 (9.20%) E-Commerce
4 15 (8.62%) Project Management
5 14 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.05%) ITIL V3
6 13 (7.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (6.90%) CRM
7 12 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 12 (6.90%) Service Management
8 11 (6.32%) Network Design
9 10 (5.75%) Change Management
9 10 (5.75%) DevOps
9 10 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.75%) SIEM
10 9 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (5.17%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Management
10 9 (5.17%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.37%) PowerShell
2 22 (12.64%) Bash Shell
3 16 (9.20%) SQL
4 14 (8.05%) PHP
4 14 (8.05%) Python
5 12 (6.90%) Perl
6 11 (6.32%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.45%) Ruby
8 4 (2.30%) Java
9 3 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.15%) C
10 2 (1.15%) ES6
10 2 (1.15%) VBScript
11 1 (0.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (20.69%) CCNP
3 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (9.20%) MCSA
4 16 (9.20%) MCSE
5 13 (7.47%) CCNA
6 12 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (6.32%) Degree
7 11 (6.32%) MCITP
8 10 (5.75%) CCDP
9 9 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.60%) CCIE
10 8 (4.60%) CCSE
10 8 (4.60%) CISSP
10 8 (4.60%) IISP
10 8 (4.60%) ISSAP
10 8 (4.60%) JNCIP
10 8 (4.60%) Security Cleared
11 7 (4.02%) PMI Certification
11 7 (4.02%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.15%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) NIST 800
System Software
1 112 (64.37%) Active Directory
2 37 (21.26%) Hyper-V
2 37 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.75%) Squid
4 9 (5.17%) UAG
5 8 (4.60%) Samba
6 6 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.87%) vSphere
8 4 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.15%) Docker
9 2 (1.15%) Gluster
9 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.15%) Postfix
9 2 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.15%) XenApp
10 1 (0.57%) KVM
10 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (16.09%) SCCM
2 23 (13.22%) WSUS
3 14 (8.05%) SCOM
4 11 (6.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (5.17%) QRadar
6 7 (4.02%) Backup Exec
6 7 (4.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (4.02%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (4.02%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (3.45%) cPanel
7 6 (3.45%) Nagios
7 6 (3.45%) Plesk
8 5 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.72%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.72%) Simpana
10 2 (1.15%) Ansible
10 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 72 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 64 (36.78%) VMware
3 50 (28.74%) Cisco
4 32 (18.39%) Citrix
5 26 (14.94%) Juniper
6 23 (13.22%) SolarWinds
7 16 (9.20%) Fortinet
8 15 (8.62%) NetApp
9 14 (8.05%) CheckPoint
10 12 (6.90%) Veeam
11 11 (6.32%) HP
11 11 (6.32%) IBM
11 11 (6.32%) Symantec
12 9 (5.17%) F5
12 9 (5.17%) Splunk
13 8 (4.60%) Forcepoint
13 8 (4.60%) LogRhythm
13 8 (4.60%) Tufin
14 6 (3.45%) Dell
14 6 (3.45%) Red Hat