Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 120 154
Rank change year-on-year -2 +34 -16
Permanent jobs citing DNS 229 242 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.43% 2.47% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.17% 16.34% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 144 188 195
West Midlands median annual salary £36,250 £34,250 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.84% -7.43% +15.63%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £23,200
90th Percentile £57,000 £52,500 £47,500
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 1,510 1,481 1,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.01% 15.14% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,029 1,182 1,449
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,008 £24,950
90th Percentile £62,500 £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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +15 98 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Shropshire +16 33 £24,000 -31.43% 3
Coventry -6 17 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Warwickshire +4 16 £52,000 +74.79% 1
Solihull +3 14 £40,000 +18.52% 1
Worcestershire +22 13 £27,500 -26.67% 3
Staffordshire +4 13 £27,500 -8.33% 4
Wolverhampton - 9 £36,725 -
Herefordshire +17 6 £45,000 -
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 151 (65.94%) DHCP
2 145 (63.32%) Windows
3 129 (56.33%) Active Directory
4 96 (41.92%) Windows Server
5 80 (34.93%) TCP/IP
6 79 (34.50%) Microsoft
7 78 (34.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 74 (32.31%) Office 365
8 74 (32.31%) Cisco
8 74 (32.31%) VMware
9 72 (31.44%) Firewall
10 70 (30.57%) ITIL
11 67 (29.26%) Linux
12 61 (26.64%) VPN
13 60 (26.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 59 (25.76%) Data Centre
15 55 (24.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 54 (23.58%) Hyper-V
17 52 (22.71%) SQL
18 51 (22.27%) SSL
19 50 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
20 49 (21.40%) PowerShell
21 45 (19.65%) VLAN
22 44 (19.21%) Fortinet
22 44 (19.21%) Degree
22 44 (19.21%) MS Exchange
23 43 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
23 43 (18.78%) CCNP
24 42 (18.34%) Juniper
25 41 (17.90%) SNMP

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 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 35 (15.28%) IIS
3 32 (13.97%) Apache
4 23 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (7.86%) Tomcat
6 17 (7.42%) nginx
7 16 (6.99%) Confluence
8 15 (6.55%) SharePoint
9 8 (3.49%) WordPress
10 7 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.31%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.31%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.87%) CMS
12 2 (0.87%) JBoss
13 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.18%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Magento
1 2 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 74 (32.31%) Office 365
2 32 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.62%) Mimecast
4 6 (2.62%) Zapier
5 4 (1.75%) IaaS
5 4 (1.75%) SaaS
5 4 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.87%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.87%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) GitHub
7 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 151 (65.94%) DHCP
2 80 (34.93%) TCP/IP
3 72 (31.44%) Firewall
4 61 (26.64%) VPN
5 51 (22.27%) SSL
6 45 (19.65%) VLAN
7 41 (17.90%) SNMP
8 40 (17.47%) Cisco ASA
9 39 (17.03%) BGP
9 39 (17.03%) OSPF
10 38 (16.59%) FWSM
11 34 (14.85%) WAN
12 30 (13.10%) LAN
13 27 (11.79%) MPLS
13 27 (11.79%) Network Security
14 23 (10.04%) Software-Defined Networking
14 23 (10.04%) WLAN
15 22 (9.61%) IPsec
16 20 (8.73%) SAN
16 20 (8.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.11%) MySQL
3 6 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (9.17%) Git (software)
1 21 (9.17%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 16 (6.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (6.99%) Bitbucket
3 16 (6.99%) GoCD
3 16 (6.99%) JIRA
3 16 (6.99%) Subversion
3 16 (6.99%) Vagrant
4 7 (3.06%) GitLab
5 3 (1.31%) Maven
6 2 (0.87%) JUnit
6 2 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.44%) Ant
7 1 (0.44%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.44%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Gatling
7 1 (0.44%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.44%) sqlmap
General
1 23 (10.04%) Finance
2 15 (6.55%) Retail
3 12 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.93%) Legal
5 6 (2.62%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.18%) Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (13.97%) Architect
2 29 (12.66%) Support Engineer
3 28 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (10.48%) Analyst
4 24 (10.48%) Network Specialist
5 20 (8.73%) Security Architect
6 19 (8.30%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (8.30%) Security Solutions Architect
6 19 (8.30%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 19 (8.30%) Senior Network Specialist
6 19 (8.30%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (7.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 17 (7.42%) IT Engineer
9 14 (6.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 14 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (6.11%) Developer
10 13 (5.68%) Support Analyst
11 12 (5.24%) IT Support
12 11 (4.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.04%) LDAP
2 19 (8.30%) REST
3 12 (5.24%) CSS
3 12 (5.24%) HTML
4 7 (3.06%) WSH
5 6 (2.62%) LAMP
5 6 (2.62%) Twig
6 5 (2.18%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.31%) Kafka
7 3 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.87%) Ajax
8 2 (0.87%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (0.87%) CSS3
8 2 (0.87%) JMS
8 2 (0.87%) JSON
8 2 (0.87%) Laravel
8 2 (0.87%) Sass
8 2 (0.87%) SOAP
8 2 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (25.76%) Data Centre
2 30 (13.10%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (10.92%) PKI
4 19 (8.30%) Cyberthreat
4 19 (8.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (5.68%) Clustering
6 11 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.37%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.93%) Fat Client
8 9 (3.93%) Fintech
8 9 (3.93%) Thin Client
9 8 (3.49%) Driving Licence
10 7 (3.06%) Private Cloud
11 5 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.75%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.87%) EMV
14 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 145 (63.32%) Windows
2 96 (41.92%) Windows Server
3 78 (34.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (29.26%) Linux
5 60 (26.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (13.10%) Windows 10
7 22 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (9.17%) Windows 7
9 19 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (7.42%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.93%) Windows XP
12 7 (3.06%) CentOS
12 7 (3.06%) Ubuntu
12 7 (3.06%) Unix
13 6 (2.62%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.31%) Android
15 3 (1.31%) Debian
15 3 (1.31%) VMS
16 2 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (30.57%) ITIL
2 40 (17.47%) Presales
3 38 (16.59%) ITIL V3
4 27 (11.79%) Load Balancing
5 25 (10.92%) Line Management
5 25 (10.92%) Network Design
6 24 (10.48%) DevOps
7 23 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (9.61%) Incident Management
8 22 (9.61%) PRINCE2
8 22 (9.61%) Project Management
9 21 (9.17%) E-Commerce
9 21 (9.17%) Service Delivery
10 20 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (8.73%) SIEM
11 19 (8.30%) Due Diligence
11 19 (8.30%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 19 (8.30%) Network Monitoring
11 19 (8.30%) Software Optimisation
11 19 (8.30%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.71%) SQL
2 49 (21.40%) PowerShell
3 32 (13.97%) Python
4 25 (10.92%) Bash Shell
5 21 (9.17%) Perl
6 19 (8.30%) Java
6 19 (8.30%) Ruby
7 8 (3.49%) PHP
8 7 (3.06%) VBScript
9 4 (1.75%) C
9 4 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.31%) C#
10 3 (1.31%) Go
10 3 (1.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (19.21%) Degree
3 43 (18.78%) CCNP
3 43 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (10.04%) MCSE
5 21 (9.17%) MCSA
6 20 (8.73%) CISSP
7 19 (8.30%) CCDP
7 19 (8.30%) CCSE
7 19 (8.30%) IISP
7 19 (8.30%) ISSAP
7 19 (8.30%) JNCIP
7 19 (8.30%) PMI Certification
7 19 (8.30%) PMP
8 17 (7.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (4.80%) Security Cleared
10 9 (3.93%) CCNA
10 9 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (3.49%) MCITP
12 7 (3.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.68%) SLA
2 9 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 129 (56.33%) Active Directory
2 55 (24.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (23.58%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.24%) Squid
5 5 (2.18%) Docker
5 5 (2.18%) vSphere
6 4 (1.75%) Samba
6 4 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.31%) Firmware
7 3 (1.31%) iptables
7 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.31%) XenApp
8 1 (0.44%) NFS
8 1 (0.44%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (11.35%) SCCM
2 21 (9.17%) Ansible
3 19 (8.30%) QRadar
4 18 (7.86%) WSUS
5 17 (7.42%) Terraform
6 9 (3.93%) Backup Exec
7 8 (3.49%) Nagios
8 7 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.06%) PowerCLI
8 7 (3.06%) Puppet
9 5 (2.18%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.75%) Cacti
10 4 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.75%) Kibana
10 4 (1.75%) logstash
10 4 (1.75%) SELinux
11 3 (1.31%) Ambari
11 3 (1.31%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (34.50%) Microsoft
2 74 (32.31%) Cisco
2 74 (32.31%) VMware
3 44 (19.21%) Fortinet
4 42 (18.34%) Juniper
5 39 (17.03%) CheckPoint
6 34 (14.85%) Citrix
7 24 (10.48%) CA
8 23 (10.04%) IBM
9 22 (9.61%) Forcepoint
9 22 (9.61%) Splunk
10 21 (9.17%) F5
11 20 (8.73%) Atlassian
11 20 (8.73%) Red Hat
12 19 (8.30%) LogRhythm
12 19 (8.30%) Tufin
13 18 (7.86%) NetApp
14 12 (5.24%) HP
15 11 (4.80%) SolarWinds
16 10 (4.37%) WatchGuard