Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 116 125
Rank change year-on-year +36 +9 +10
Permanent jobs citing DNS 274 221 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.54% 2.42% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.84% 14.69% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 194 154 189
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +10.29% -5.56%
10th Percentile £23,575 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £54,050
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 1,536 1,504 1,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.87% 16.48% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,145 1,058 1,253
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,925 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,900 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,972 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.22% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +81 146 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Staffordshire +24 35 £32,500 +18.18% 9
Warwickshire +9 24 £42,000 +65.52% 3
Solihull -4 17 £44,000 +10.00% 6
Coventry +15 14 £42,500 +25.00% 4
Worcestershire -7 14 £45,000 +68.22% 12
Shropshire -32 8 £42,500 -9.57% 1
Dudley - 5 £30,000 - 4
Walsall - 5 £27,500 - 2
Wednesbury - 2 £41,250 -
West Bromwich - 2 £24,500 -
Herefordshire -29 1 £25,400 -43.56% 1
Halesowen - 1 £24,000 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 221 (80.66%) Windows
2 208 (75.91%) Active Directory
3 199 (72.63%) DHCP
4 171 (62.41%) Microsoft
5 141 (51.46%) VMware
5 141 (51.46%) Office 365
6 137 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 102 (37.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 101 (36.86%) Hyper-V
9 99 (36.13%) Cisco
10 83 (30.29%) ITIL
11 82 (29.93%) VMware Infrastructure
12 80 (29.20%) Citrix
13 78 (28.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 77 (28.10%) TCP/IP
14 77 (28.10%) Firewall
15 72 (26.28%) PowerShell
16 71 (25.91%) MS Exchange
17 63 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 59 (21.53%) SCCM
19 58 (21.17%) Dell
20 56 (20.44%) Linux
21 52 (18.98%) Migration
21 52 (18.98%) XenApp
22 51 (18.61%) Windows Server 2008
23 49 (17.88%) HP
24 48 (17.52%) Symantec
25 47 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
25 47 (17.15%) SQL Server
26 46 (16.79%) VPN

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 71 (25.91%) MS Exchange
2 41 (14.96%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (6.57%) IIS
6 16 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (5.47%) SAS
7 15 (5.47%) Skype for Business
8 13 (4.74%) Apache
9 12 (4.38%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.46%) nginx
11 3 (1.09%) JBoss
11 3 (1.09%) WildFly
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.36%) Site Server
Applications
1 47 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.36%) Autodesk Inventor
Cloud Services
1 141 (51.46%) Office 365
2 102 (37.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (11.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.65%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.92%) CloudFront
6 8 (2.92%) IaaS
6 8 (2.92%) PaaS
7 7 (2.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (2.55%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.82%) Route 53
8 5 (1.82%) SaaS
9 4 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.73%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.73%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 199 (72.63%) DHCP
2 77 (28.10%) Firewall
2 77 (28.10%) TCP/IP
3 46 (16.79%) VPN
4 44 (16.06%) WAN
5 37 (13.50%) VLAN
6 36 (13.14%) LAN
7 33 (12.04%) SAN
8 20 (7.30%) NAS
9 19 (6.93%) Skype
10 17 (6.20%) Fibre Channel
10 17 (6.20%) iSCSI
10 17 (6.20%) Unified Communications
11 15 (5.47%) FCoE
11 15 (5.47%) Spanning Tree
12 13 (4.74%) PBX
13 11 (4.01%) HTTP
13 11 (4.01%) Kerberos
13 11 (4.01%) VoIP
13 11 (4.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.74%) MySQL
3 10 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.19%) MS Access
7 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.46%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.09%) Redis
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.73%) Power BI
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.36%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.92%) MSI
3 5 (1.82%) IDA Disassembler
3 5 (1.82%) OllyDbg
4 4 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.46%) Maven
4 4 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.09%) GitLab
5 3 (1.09%) Subversion
6 2 (0.73%) JIRA
7 1 (0.36%) AppVeyor
7 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (8.39%) Finance
2 9 (3.28%) Law
3 7 (2.55%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.82%) Legal
4 5 (1.82%) Retail
4 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.73%) Automotive
6 2 (0.73%) Marketing
6 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 70 (25.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (16.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (9.12%) Analyst
3 25 (9.12%) IT Engineer
4 19 (6.93%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.47%) Administrator
5 15 (5.47%) Consultant
5 15 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (5.11%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (4.74%) IT Support
8 11 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.65%) SCCM Engineer
10 9 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (3.28%) Network Engineer
10 9 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (2.92%) Field Engineer
11 8 (2.92%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.55%) Team Leader
12 7 (2.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.74%) LDAP
2 7 (2.55%) LAMP
3 5 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (1.82%) Web Services
4 4 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.09%) .NET
5 3 (1.09%) FreeSWITCH
6 2 (0.73%) COM
6 2 (0.73%) MAPI
7 1 (0.36%) SAML
7 1 (0.36%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.79%) Clustering
2 39 (14.23%) Data Centre
3 26 (9.49%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (6.57%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.92%) Replication
7 6 (2.19%) PKI
8 5 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.46%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.09%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.09%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.09%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.36%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 221 (80.66%) Windows
2 137 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 63 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (20.44%) Linux
5 51 (18.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (14.23%) Windows 10
8 29 (10.58%) Windows 7
9 20 (7.30%) Windows 8
10 19 (6.93%) CentOS
11 18 (6.57%) Ubuntu
12 12 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (3.28%) Data ONTAP
14 8 (2.92%) Debian
14 8 (2.92%) SUSE
14 8 (2.92%) Windows XP
15 6 (2.19%) Fedora
15 6 (2.19%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.73%) Solaris
17 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.29%) ITIL
2 78 (28.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 52 (18.98%) Migration
4 44 (16.06%) Project Management
5 43 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (12.77%) Line Management
6 35 (12.77%) Service Management
7 31 (11.31%) Change Management
8 28 (10.22%) Incident Management
9 25 (9.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (8.76%) Patch Management
11 22 (8.03%) Kalman Filter
12 21 (7.66%) Configuration Management
13 20 (7.30%) Web Filtering
14 16 (5.84%) Information Security
15 15 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
16 14 (5.11%) DevOps
16 14 (5.11%) Mobile Device Management
17 12 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (3.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (26.28%) PowerShell
2 34 (12.41%) SQL
3 14 (5.11%) Python
4 9 (3.28%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.28%) PHP
5 7 (2.55%) VBA
6 6 (2.19%) Java
6 6 (2.19%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.82%) Perl
7 5 (1.82%) Ruby
8 4 (1.46%) VB
9 3 (1.09%) C#
9 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) C++
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (12.04%) MCSE
3 29 (10.58%) MCSA
4 22 (8.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (7.30%) Degree
6 19 (6.93%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (5.47%) CCNA
8 13 (4.74%) MCITP
9 12 (4.38%) DBS Check
10 9 (3.28%) CCNP
11 5 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.82%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.82%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.09%) CCA
12 3 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.73%) CCDA
13 2 (0.73%) GIAC
13 2 (0.73%) MCP
13 2 (0.73%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.41%) SLA
2 11 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.09%) GDPR
4 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 208 (75.91%) Active Directory
2 101 (36.86%) Hyper-V
3 82 (29.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (18.98%) XenApp
5 43 (15.69%) vSphere
6 28 (10.22%) XenDesktop
7 14 (5.11%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (4.01%) Docker
10 6 (2.19%) DFS Replication
10 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (2.19%) Terminal Services
10 6 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.09%) NLBS
12 3 (1.09%) Squid
12 3 (1.09%) Xen
13 2 (0.73%) iptables
13 2 (0.73%) NFS
Systems Management
1 59 (21.53%) SCCM
2 25 (9.12%) Backup Exec
3 22 (8.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 19 (6.93%) WSUS
5 14 (5.11%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (3.65%) Puppet
7 8 (2.92%) Ansible
7 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (2.92%) SCOM
8 7 (2.55%) Nagios
9 6 (2.19%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.82%) EnCase
10 5 (1.82%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.82%) FTK
10 5 (1.82%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.82%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.46%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.46%) Terraform
12 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 171 (62.41%) Microsoft
2 141 (51.46%) VMware
3 99 (36.13%) Cisco
4 80 (29.20%) Citrix
5 58 (21.17%) Dell
6 49 (17.88%) HP
7 48 (17.52%) Symantec
8 43 (15.69%) Veeam
9 41 (14.96%) NetApp
10 25 (9.12%) McAfee
11 22 (8.03%) Forcepoint
12 19 (6.93%) IBM
13 15 (5.47%) Dell Compellent
13 15 (5.47%) SolarWinds
14 12 (4.38%) Nimble Storage
15 10 (3.65%) Juniper
15 10 (3.65%) Red Hat
16 8 (2.92%) Meraki
17 7 (2.55%) CheckPoint
17 7 (2.55%) Ivanti