Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 133 129
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4 +17
Permanent jobs citing DNS 222 242 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.45% 2.41% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.92% 15.46% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 153 192 208
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,100 £24,850
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,813 £48,750
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 1,488 1,565 1,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.42% 15.61% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 1,263 1,430
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +3 89 £40,000 +9.59% 10
Shropshire +20 44 £47,000 +12.91% 4
Coventry +10 22 £34,500 +21.05% 1
Staffordshire +11 15 £27,500 -8.33% 3
Worcestershire +28 13 £26,750 -15.08% 4
Solihull +5 12 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wolverhampton - 9 £36,725 - 1
Herefordshire +21 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Warwickshire +3 4 £25,375 -11.74% 4
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 146 (65.77%) Windows
2 131 (59.01%) DHCP
3 122 (54.95%) Active Directory
4 104 (46.85%) Windows Server
5 89 (40.09%) Microsoft
6 83 (37.39%) VMware
7 71 (31.98%) Office 365
8 69 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (31.08%) Linux
9 68 (30.63%) Firewall
10 67 (30.18%) TCP/IP
11 65 (29.28%) Cisco
12 61 (27.48%) SQL
13 60 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 59 (26.58%) ITIL
15 58 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 53 (23.87%) SSL
17 51 (22.97%) Hyper-V
18 49 (22.07%) PowerShell
18 49 (22.07%) Data Centre
19 45 (20.27%) VPN
20 44 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
21 43 (19.37%) Apache
21 43 (19.37%) MS Exchange
22 42 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 40 (18.02%) Microsoft Certification
24 38 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
24 38 (17.12%) Python
25 37 (16.67%) DevOps
26 34 (15.32%) Degree

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 43 (19.37%) Apache
1 43 (19.37%) MS Exchange
2 31 (13.96%) IIS
3 26 (11.71%) nginx
3 26 (11.71%) Tomcat
4 24 (10.81%) Confluence
4 24 (10.81%) SharePoint
5 22 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.60%) WordPress
7 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.90%) CMS
7 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.90%) JBoss
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Magento
1 2 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 71 (31.98%) Office 365
2 44 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.70%) IaaS
4 6 (2.70%) Zapier
5 5 (2.25%) Mimecast
5 5 (2.25%) PaaS
5 5 (2.25%) SaaS
6 4 (1.80%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.90%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.90%) Route 53
8 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 131 (59.01%) DHCP
2 68 (30.63%) Firewall
3 67 (30.18%) TCP/IP
4 53 (23.87%) SSL
5 45 (20.27%) VPN
6 32 (14.41%) VLAN
6 32 (14.41%) WAN
7 29 (13.06%) SNMP
8 28 (12.61%) Network Security
9 27 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (11.26%) BGP
10 25 (11.26%) FWSM
10 25 (11.26%) LAN
10 25 (11.26%) OSPF
11 21 (9.46%) SAN
12 20 (9.01%) MPLS
13 17 (7.66%) Software-Defined Networking
13 17 (7.66%) WLAN
14 15 (6.76%) IPsec
15 14 (6.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.01%) MySQL
3 10 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.80%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.90%) DB2
7 2 (0.90%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (13.06%) Git (software)
1 29 (13.06%) Jenkins
2 24 (10.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 24 (10.81%) Bitbucket
2 24 (10.81%) GoCD
2 24 (10.81%) JIRA
2 24 (10.81%) Subversion
2 24 (10.81%) Vagrant
3 13 (5.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (3.60%) GitLab
5 4 (1.80%) Maven
6 3 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.90%) Ant
7 2 (0.90%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.90%) Gatling
7 2 (0.90%) JUnit
7 2 (0.90%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.90%) Selenium
8 1 (0.45%) Burp Suite
General
1 22 (9.91%) Finance
2 15 (6.76%) Retail
3 8 (3.60%) Legal
4 6 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.35%) Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Automotive
6 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (11.26%) Support Engineer
3 24 (10.81%) Analyst
4 19 (8.56%) Architect
5 18 (8.11%) IT Engineer
5 18 (8.11%) Network Specialist
6 15 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (6.76%) IT Support
7 14 (6.31%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (5.86%) Developer
8 13 (5.86%) Security Architect
8 13 (5.86%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 13 (5.86%) Senior Network Specialist
9 12 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (5.41%) Security Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.95%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.26%) REST
2 18 (8.11%) LDAP
3 11 (4.95%) CSS
3 11 (4.95%) HTML
4 7 (3.15%) LAMP
5 6 (2.70%) Twig
6 5 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (2.25%) WSH
7 4 (1.80%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (1.80%) Web Services
8 2 (0.90%) CSS3
8 2 (0.90%) HTML5
8 2 (0.90%) JMS
8 2 (0.90%) Kafka
8 2 (0.90%) Laravel
8 2 (0.90%) RESTful
8 2 (0.90%) Sass
8 2 (0.90%) SOAP
8 2 (0.90%) Spring
8 2 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.07%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.91%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (7.66%) PKI
4 15 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.41%) Clustering
5 12 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
5 12 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (3.60%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.70%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.25%) Fintech
9 3 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.90%) EMV
10 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 146 (65.77%) Windows
2 104 (46.85%) Windows Server
3 69 (31.08%) Linux
3 69 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (11.71%) Windows 8
6 25 (11.26%) Windows 10
6 25 (11.26%) Windows 7
6 25 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.15%) Mac OS
9 7 (3.15%) Unix
10 6 (2.70%) CentOS
10 6 (2.70%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.35%) Android
11 3 (1.35%) SUSE
12 2 (0.90%) VMS
13 1 (0.45%) Debian
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.58%) ITIL
2 42 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (16.67%) DevOps
4 33 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (12.16%) Root Cause Analysis
5 27 (12.16%) Scrum
6 26 (11.71%) Presales
7 25 (11.26%) ITIL V3
8 21 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (9.01%) Load Balancing
10 19 (8.56%) Line Management
11 18 (8.11%) Network Design
12 17 (7.66%) Service Delivery
13 16 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (7.21%) PRINCE2
13 16 (7.21%) Project Management
14 15 (6.76%) Incident Management
15 14 (6.31%) E-Commerce
16 13 (5.86%) Requirements Analysis
16 13 (5.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (27.48%) SQL
2 49 (22.07%) PowerShell
3 38 (17.12%) Python
4 30 (13.51%) Bash Shell
5 29 (13.06%) Java
6 28 (12.61%) Perl
7 26 (11.71%) Ruby
8 11 (4.95%) PHP
9 5 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.25%) VBScript
10 4 (1.80%) C
10 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.35%) VB
12 2 (0.90%) C#
12 2 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 40 (18.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (15.32%) Degree
4 30 (13.51%) CCNP
5 23 (10.36%) MCSE
6 21 (9.46%) CISSP
7 19 (8.56%) MCSA
8 14 (6.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (5.86%) PMI Certification
9 13 (5.86%) PMP
10 12 (5.41%) CCDP
10 12 (5.41%) CCSE
10 12 (5.41%) IISP
10 12 (5.41%) ISSAP
10 12 (5.41%) JNCIP
10 12 (5.41%) MCITP
11 11 (4.95%) CCNA
12 9 (4.05%) CISM
12 9 (4.05%) Security Cleared
13 8 (3.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.95%) SLA
3 9 (4.05%) GDPR
4 6 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.80%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 122 (54.95%) Active Directory
2 60 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (22.97%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.05%) Squid
5 8 (3.60%) Docker
6 5 (2.25%) XenServer
7 4 (1.80%) iptables
7 4 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.35%) Firmware
8 3 (1.35%) Samba
8 3 (1.35%) vSphere
8 3 (1.35%) XenApp
9 2 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.45%) NFS
10 1 (0.45%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 31 (13.96%) Ansible
2 25 (11.26%) SCCM
3 24 (10.81%) Terraform
4 19 (8.56%) WSUS
5 12 (5.41%) QRadar
6 9 (4.05%) Puppet
7 8 (3.60%) Backup Exec
8 7 (3.15%) Nagios
8 7 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.25%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.80%) Grafana
10 4 (1.80%) Kibana
10 4 (1.80%) logstash
10 4 (1.80%) SELinux
10 4 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (1.35%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.35%) SCOM
11 3 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 89 (40.09%) Microsoft
2 83 (37.39%) VMware
3 65 (29.28%) Cisco
4 33 (14.86%) Citrix
5 28 (12.61%) CheckPoint
5 28 (12.61%) Fortinet
6 27 (12.16%) Juniper
7 26 (11.71%) Atlassian
8 20 (9.01%) HP
9 18 (8.11%) CA
9 18 (8.11%) IBM
9 18 (8.11%) NetApp
10 16 (7.21%) Forcepoint
11 15 (6.76%) F5
12 14 (6.31%) Splunk
13 13 (5.86%) Dell
14 12 (5.41%) LogRhythm
14 12 (5.41%) Tufin
15 11 (4.95%) Nimble Storage
15 11 (4.95%) WatchGuard