Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 103 145
Rank change year-on-year +38 +42 -43
Permanent jobs citing DNS 237 221 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.68% 2.78% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.01% 13.78% 13.49%
Number of salaries quoted 165 164 132
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £20,750 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £58,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £41,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.60% +2.35% -

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 1,247 1,604 1,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.38% 20.14% 14.78%
Number of salaries quoted 905 1,145 1,084
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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
Warwickshire +24 56 £42,250 - 9
Staffordshire +21 50 £30,000 -22.08% 12
Birmingham -16 46 £34,750 -26.84% 12
Coventry +17 25 £45,000 +23.29% 12
Solihull 0 15 £34,250 -23.89% 6
Worcestershire +19 14 £32,500 +20.37% 7
Shropshire +15 14 £30,000 +39.53% 6
Dudley +5 7 £28,500 +14.00% 1
Herefordshire +17 6 £43,750 - 1
Walsall -13 2 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £45,000 - 3
Smethwick - 1 £25,500 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 169 (71.31%) Windows
2 161 (67.93%) Microsoft
3 153 (64.56%) DHCP
4 141 (59.49%) Active Directory
5 129 (54.43%) VMware
6 106 (44.73%) Office 365
7 95 (40.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 91 (38.40%) Cisco
9 87 (36.71%) TCP/IP
10 76 (32.07%) Windows Server
11 74 (31.22%) LAN
12 70 (29.54%) WAN
13 68 (28.69%) Firewall
14 64 (27.00%) Citrix
14 64 (27.00%) MS Exchange
15 61 (25.74%) Hyper-V
16 59 (24.89%) Azure
17 55 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
18 52 (21.94%) VPN
19 50 (21.10%) SLA
19 50 (21.10%) SCOM
20 48 (20.25%) Data Centre
21 47 (19.83%) ITIL
22 41 (17.30%) VLAN
22 41 (17.30%) SolarWinds
23 39 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
24 38 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
24 38 (16.03%) Telecoms
24 38 (16.03%) Internet
25 36 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification

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 64 (27.00%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (5.49%) IIS
5 12 (5.06%) WebSphere
6 10 (4.22%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.69%) SAS
8 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.84%) Apache
9 2 (0.84%) nginx
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 55 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 106 (44.73%) Office 365
2 59 (24.89%) Azure
3 22 (9.28%) AWS
4 7 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.95%) IaaS
4 7 (2.95%) PaaS
5 4 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.42%) G Suite
7 1 (0.42%) GCP
7 1 (0.42%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 153 (64.56%) DHCP
2 87 (36.71%) TCP/IP
3 74 (31.22%) LAN
4 70 (29.54%) WAN
5 68 (28.69%) Firewall
6 52 (21.94%) VPN
7 41 (17.30%) VLAN
8 38 (16.03%) Internet
9 28 (11.81%) Wireless
10 27 (11.39%) SAN
11 17 (7.17%) VoIP
12 16 (6.75%) NAS
13 12 (5.06%) Diameter Protocol
14 8 (3.38%) iSCSI
15 7 (2.95%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (2.53%) MPLS
16 6 (2.53%) Network Security
17 5 (2.11%) Intranet
17 5 (2.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.06%) GDB
1 12 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.69%) JIRA
3 2 (0.84%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (16.03%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.75%) Retail
3 7 (2.95%) Finance
4 6 (2.53%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.69%) Games
6 3 (1.27%) French Language
6 3 (1.27%) German Language
6 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 3 (1.27%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 2 (0.84%) Local Government
7 2 (0.84%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 52 (21.94%) Support Engineer
2 38 (16.03%) Analyst
3 35 (14.77%) Administrator
3 35 (14.77%) IT Engineer
3 35 (14.77%) Systems Administrator
4 32 (13.50%) IT Support
5 24 (10.13%) IT Support Engineer
5 24 (10.13%) NOC Engineer
6 21 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (8.44%) Support Analyst
8 19 (8.02%) Technical Support
9 18 (7.59%) Windows Administrator
9 18 (7.59%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 17 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (7.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (7.17%) Network Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (4.64%) IT Administrator
11 11 (4.64%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (4.64%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.53%) Web Services
1 6 (2.53%) XML
2 5 (2.11%) .NET
3 3 (1.27%) LDAP
3 3 (1.27%) SAML
4 2 (0.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.25%) Data Centre
2 35 (14.77%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.33%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.06%) Cloud Native
6 10 (4.22%) User Experience
7 9 (3.80%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.95%) Clustering
9 6 (2.53%) Driving Licence
10 5 (2.11%) Replication
11 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.27%) Internet of Things
12 3 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.84%) FMCG
13 2 (0.84%) Handset
13 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Licensing
13 2 (0.84%) Social Network
13 2 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 169 (71.31%) Windows
2 76 (32.07%) Windows Server
3 39 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (12.66%) Linux
5 28 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.70%) Windows 10
7 13 (5.49%) Windows 7
8 10 (4.22%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.53%) Unix
11 4 (1.69%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.27%) CentOS
13 2 (0.84%) Fedora
13 2 (0.84%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) Android
14 1 (0.42%) CatOS
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.83%) ITIL
2 38 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (12.24%) Change Management
3 29 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (10.13%) Mentoring
5 21 (8.86%) Service Management
6 16 (6.75%) SIEM
7 13 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (5.06%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (5.06%) Mobile Device Management
8 12 (5.06%) OO
8 12 (5.06%) Project Management
9 11 (4.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (4.64%) Server Management
10 10 (4.22%) Antivirus Management
10 10 (4.22%) Artificial Intelligence
10 10 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (4.22%) Information Security
10 10 (4.22%) Server Virtualisation
10 10 (4.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.81%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.70%) SQL
3 18 (7.59%) C
3 18 (7.59%) R
4 12 (5.06%) Python
5 8 (3.38%) C++
5 8 (3.38%) Rust
6 3 (1.27%) VBScript
7 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.84%) KiXtart
8 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.42%) PHP
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (11.39%) Degree
3 22 (9.28%) MCSA
3 22 (9.28%) MCSE
4 21 (8.86%) Security Cleared
5 20 (8.44%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.22%) CCNA
6 10 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (4.22%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.38%) MCP
8 6 (2.53%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.69%) CCNP
9 4 (1.69%) CISSP
10 2 (0.84%) CEH
10 2 (0.84%) CISM
10 2 (0.84%) CISMP
10 2 (0.84%) ISEB
10 2 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (21.10%) SLA
2 5 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.27%) GDPR
3 3 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 141 (59.49%) Active Directory
2 95 (40.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (25.74%) Hyper-V
4 31 (13.08%) XenApp
5 25 (10.55%) XenDesktop
6 15 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (5.91%) vSphere
8 8 (3.38%) Terminal Server
9 6 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.11%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.27%) Firmware
13 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.84%) Postfix
13 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (21.10%) SCOM
2 31 (13.08%) SCCM
3 22 (9.28%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (9.28%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (5.91%) Backup Exec
5 11 (4.64%) vCenter Server
6 10 (4.22%) WSUS
7 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.11%) Nagios
8 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.84%) Dollar Universe
10 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.84%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.42%) CASB
11 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.42%) QRadar
11 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 161 (67.93%) Microsoft
2 129 (54.43%) VMware
3 91 (38.40%) Cisco
4 64 (27.00%) Citrix
5 41 (17.30%) SolarWinds
6 34 (14.35%) McAfee
7 33 (13.92%) NetApp
8 31 (13.08%) Dell
9 27 (11.39%) Juniper
10 25 (10.55%) HP
11 22 (9.28%) Veeam
12 17 (7.17%) Symantec
13 14 (5.91%) Meraki
14 10 (4.22%) Dynatrace
14 10 (4.22%) Fujitsu
14 10 (4.22%) New Relic
15 8 (3.38%) WatchGuard
16 7 (2.95%) Acronis
16 7 (2.95%) SonicWALL
17 5 (2.11%) Fortinet