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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 100 135 114
Rank change year-on-year +35 -21  
Permanent jobs citing DNS 110 112 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.36% 1.82% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.43% 11.94% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 92 94 89
Median salary £34,500 £37,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.75% +13.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,950 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,878
% change year-on-year +2.66% +1.68%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 713 938 779
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.27% 15.26% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 584 750 665
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,900 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing DNS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 21 £32,500 -12.16% 6
Shropshire +18 20 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Warwickshire +17 11 £33,125 -7.98% 1
Herefordshire - 11 £45,000 - 2
Solihull +1 10 £33,750 -15.62% 2
Worcestershire -4 10 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Staffordshire +17 8 £29,750 +22.68% 2
Coventry -8 8 £27,500 -38.88% 4
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,250 - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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.

1 150 (60.00%) DHCP
2 143 (57.20%) Windows
3 121 (48.40%) Active Directory
4 117 (46.80%) Firewall
5 103 (41.20%) VMware
6 98 (39.20%) Microsoft
7 94 (37.60%) Cisco
8 88 (35.20%) Windows Server
9 81 (32.40%) Linux
10 76 (30.40%) TCP/IP
11 70 (28.00%) WAN
12 68 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
13 62 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 55 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 54 (21.60%) Network Security
15 54 (21.60%) CCNA
16 53 (21.20%) Data Centre
17 50 (20.00%) LAN
18 49 (19.60%) MS Exchange
18 49 (19.60%) VPN
19 48 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
20 47 (18.80%) IIS
21 46 (18.40%) MS Excel
22 45 (18.00%) Citrix
22 45 (18.00%) Hyper-V
23 44 (17.60%) Cisco ASA
23 44 (17.60%) SSL
24 41 (16.40%) MPLS
25 39 (15.60%) SQL
26 38 (15.20%) Office 365

DNS
Top Related 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 49 (19.60%) MS Exchange
2 47 (18.80%) IIS
3 21 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (5.20%) Apache
5 12 (4.80%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (4.00%) nginx
7 5 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.00%) Site Server
8 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.20%) SAS
9 3 (1.20%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.80%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.80%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (18.40%) MS Excel
2 31 (12.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.20%) Office 365
2 14 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.80%) G Suite
4 5 (2.00%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.20%) PaaS
7 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.80%) GitHub
7 2 (0.80%) IaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 150 (60.00%) DHCP
2 117 (46.80%) Firewall
3 76 (30.40%) TCP/IP
4 70 (28.00%) WAN
5 54 (21.60%) Network Security
6 50 (20.00%) LAN
7 49 (19.60%) VPN
8 44 (17.60%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (17.60%) SSL
9 41 (16.40%) MPLS
10 36 (14.40%) OSPF
11 35 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (13.60%) IPv6
12 34 (13.60%) SNMP
13 33 (13.20%) HTTP
14 32 (12.80%) VLAN
15 31 (12.40%) DMVPN
16 30 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (12.00%) SAN
17 23 (9.20%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.00%) MySQL
3 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.80%) GIS
4 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.40%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.40%) Redis
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) GDB
1 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.40%) GitLab
1 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 23 (9.20%) Finance
2 17 (6.80%) Publishing
3 10 (4.00%) Marketing
4 5 (2.00%) Law
4 5 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.60%) Retail
6 3 (1.20%) Advertising
6 3 (1.20%) Automotive
7 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (15.60%) Network Engineer
2 24 (9.60%) IT Engineer
3 23 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (8.80%) Support Engineer
5 21 (8.40%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (8.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 19 (7.60%) Administrator
6 19 (7.60%) Analyst
7 18 (7.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 17 (6.80%) IT Support
9 16 (6.40%) Technical Engineer
9 16 (6.40%) Technical Specialist
10 15 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (5.60%) Security Engineer
12 13 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.20%) Developer
12 13 (5.20%) Network Security Engineer
13 12 (4.80%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (4.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 10 (4.00%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.20%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.80%) Web Services
3 6 (2.40%) FreeSWITCH
4 3 (1.20%) CSS
4 3 (1.20%) LAMP
4 3 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (0.80%) HTML
6 1 (0.40%) .NET
6 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.40%) XHTML
6 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.20%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.00%) Clustering
3 15 (6.00%) CMDB
4 12 (4.80%) Client/Server
5 10 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.00%) PKI
6 9 (3.60%) Device Driver
6 9 (3.60%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.40%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.80%) Handset
11 2 (0.80%) NHS
11 2 (0.80%) User Experience
12 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 143 (57.20%) Windows
2 88 (35.20%) Windows Server
3 81 (32.40%) Linux
4 55 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (11.20%) Unix
7 22 (8.80%) Windows 7
7 22 (8.80%) Windows 8
8 19 (7.60%) Windows 10
9 18 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (5.60%) Windows Vista
11 12 (4.80%) VyOS
12 4 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.20%) Android
13 3 (1.20%) CentOS
13 3 (1.20%) Solaris
13 3 (1.20%) SUSE
14 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (11.60%) Service Delivery
2 27 (10.80%) ITIL
2 27 (10.80%) Load Balancing
3 21 (8.40%) Open Source
4 20 (8.00%) SIEM
5 19 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (7.60%) Line Management
6 18 (7.20%) Problem Management
7 16 (6.40%) Presales
8 15 (6.00%) High Availability
8 15 (6.00%) IT Strategy
9 14 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (5.60%) Information Security
9 14 (5.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (5.20%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (5.20%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.80%) Data Analysis
11 12 (4.80%) Migration
11 12 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (4.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.60%) SQL
2 12 (4.80%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.40%) Python
4 8 (3.20%) VB
5 6 (2.40%) C
5 6 (2.40%) Java
6 5 (2.00%) PHP
7 4 (1.60%) C#
8 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.20%) C++
8 3 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.40%) Go
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (21.60%) CCNA
3 36 (14.40%) Security Cleared
4 34 (13.60%) CCNP
5 26 (10.40%) Degree
6 24 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (7.60%) SC Cleared
8 15 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (6.00%) LPIC
9 13 (5.20%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (4.80%) CISSP
11 11 (4.40%) GCIA
11 11 (4.40%) GCIH
12 10 (4.00%) MCSE
13 9 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (2.40%) MCP
14 6 (2.40%) SANS
15 5 (2.00%) DBS Check
16 4 (1.60%) MCSA
17 3 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.80%) PCI DSS
1 22 (8.80%) SLA
2 15 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
System Software
1 121 (48.40%) Active Directory
2 62 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (18.00%) Hyper-V
4 22 (8.80%) Firmware
5 10 (4.00%) XenApp
6 9 (3.60%) Samba
6 9 (3.60%) Squid
7 8 (3.20%) Terminal Services
7 8 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.40%) Kamailio
8 6 (2.40%) XenServer
9 5 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (2.00%) Terminal Server
9 5 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (2.00%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.20%) NFS
11 3 (1.20%) pfSense
11 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 31 (12.40%) SCCM
2 19 (7.60%) Backup Exec
2 19 (7.60%) SCOM
3 15 (6.00%) NetBackup
4 14 (5.60%) Nagios
5 11 (4.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 11 (4.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 10 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.40%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.60%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.80%) Ansible
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.80%) Puppet
10 2 (0.80%) vMotion
10 2 (0.80%) WSUS
11 1 (0.40%) CloudForms
11 1 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 103 (41.20%) VMware
2 98 (39.20%) Microsoft
3 94 (37.60%) Cisco
4 45 (18.00%) Citrix
5 30 (12.00%) SolarWinds
6 26 (10.40%) Cyberoam
7 24 (9.60%) F5
8 21 (8.40%) Red Hat
9 20 (8.00%) IBM
10 17 (6.80%) HP
11 14 (5.60%) Juniper
11 14 (5.60%) SonicWALL
12 13 (5.20%) CheckPoint
13 11 (4.40%) Brocade
13 11 (4.40%) ProCurve
14 9 (3.60%) Dell
14 9 (3.60%) NetApp
14 9 (3.60%) Symantec
15 8 (3.20%) Google
15 8 (3.20%) Vyatta
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Searchability
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Connect Distribution
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Brierley Hill
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
The SmartList
Posted: 26 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Salary: private healthcare
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24495.00 - £26625.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago