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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 123 125
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2  
Permanent jobs citing DNS 131 125 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.57% 2.02% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.79% 13.80% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 93 98 102
Median salary £31,750 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.28% +12.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £23,200 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £45,000 £46,400
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year - +2.06%  

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 780 906 875
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.29% 14.64% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 611 721 780
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,059 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +13 54 £40,000 - 10
Warwickshire +12 20 £29,125 -24.35% 1
Shropshire +17 18 £30,000 -2.43%
Coventry -16 11 £27,500 -38.20% 2
Staffordshire +18 6 £30,500 +14.01%
West Bromwich +12 5 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire -5 4 £30,250 +10.00% 2
Solihull -6 3 £37,500 +3.44%
Walsall +3 1 £30,000 -3.22%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 162 (66.12%) Windows
2 135 (55.10%) DHCP
3 132 (53.88%) Active Directory
4 109 (44.49%) Microsoft
5 107 (43.67%) Firewall
6 96 (39.18%) VMware
7 94 (38.37%) Cisco
8 83 (33.88%) Linux
8 83 (33.88%) Windows Server
9 79 (32.24%) TCP/IP
10 74 (30.20%) WAN
11 65 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
12 53 (21.63%) CCNA
12 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 53 (21.63%) Data Centre
13 52 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (20.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 50 (20.41%) MS Exchange
16 48 (19.59%) VPN
16 48 (19.59%) ITIL
16 48 (19.59%) SQL
17 46 (18.78%) IIS
17 46 (18.78%) Hyper-V
18 45 (18.37%) LAN
19 37 (15.10%) SCCM
20 36 (14.69%) Network Security
20 36 (14.69%) Cisco ASA
21 35 (14.29%) Office 365
21 35 (14.29%) SSL
22 34 (13.88%) Citrix

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 50 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 46 (18.78%) IIS
3 27 (11.02%) SharePoint
4 18 (7.35%) Apache
5 17 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.86%) nginx
7 7 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.45%) Joomla!
9 5 (2.04%) IBM Domino
10 4 (1.63%) CMS
11 3 (1.22%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.22%) SAS
12 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.82%) WordPress
13 1 (0.41%) Drupal
13 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.41%) Site Server
Applications
1 33 (13.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.29%) Office 365
2 29 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.08%) PaaS
5 9 (3.67%) IaaS
6 7 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.45%) SaaS
8 5 (2.04%) G Suite
9 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 135 (55.10%) DHCP
2 107 (43.67%) Firewall
3 79 (32.24%) TCP/IP
4 74 (30.20%) WAN
5 48 (19.59%) VPN
6 45 (18.37%) LAN
7 36 (14.69%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (14.69%) Network Security
8 35 (14.29%) SSL
9 33 (13.47%) SAN
10 32 (13.06%) VLAN
11 30 (12.24%) OSPF
11 30 (12.24%) SMTP
12 28 (11.43%) MPLS
13 27 (11.02%) SNMP
14 25 (10.20%) HTTP
15 24 (9.80%) BGP
15 24 (9.80%) IPv6
16 20 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.80%) MySQL
3 5 (2.04%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.41%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (3.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.04%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 15 (6.12%) Finance
2 13 (5.31%) Publishing
3 12 (4.90%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.90%) Marketing
4 7 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.45%) Automotive
6 5 (2.04%) Games
6 5 (2.04%) Retail
7 3 (1.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (17.55%) Administrator
2 38 (15.51%) Network Engineer
3 31 (12.65%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (7.76%) IT Support
5 18 (7.35%) IT Engineer
6 17 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.53%) Linux Administrator
7 16 (6.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 16 (6.53%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
9 12 (4.90%) Developer
9 12 (4.90%) Network Administrator
10 11 (4.49%) Analyst
10 11 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Switch Engineer
11 10 (4.08%) IT Administrator
11 10 (4.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.20%) 802.1X
2 19 (7.76%) LAMP
2 19 (7.76%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (3.27%) CSS
3 8 (3.27%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (3.27%) HTML
4 7 (2.86%) .NET
5 6 (2.45%) JSON
5 6 (2.45%) WAP
6 4 (1.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.63%) RESTful
6 4 (1.63%) SOAP
7 3 (1.22%) FreeSWITCH
8 2 (0.82%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (0.82%) Laravel
8 2 (0.82%) PhoneGap
8 2 (0.82%) Web Services
9 1 (0.41%) COM
9 1 (0.41%) XHTML
9 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.63%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.76%) Clustering
3 15 (6.12%) PKI
4 14 (5.71%) Driving Licence
5 13 (5.31%) CMDB
6 12 (4.90%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.67%) Public Cloud
9 8 (3.27%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.63%) EPoS
10 4 (1.63%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (1.63%) User Experience
11 3 (1.22%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.82%) Life Science
12 2 (0.82%) Replication
13 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 162 (66.12%) Windows
2 83 (33.88%) Linux
2 83 (33.88%) Windows Server
3 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (20.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (13.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (12.65%) Windows 10
7 29 (11.84%) Windows 7
8 16 (6.53%) CentOS
9 15 (6.12%) Mac OS X
9 15 (6.12%) Unix
10 14 (5.71%) Windows 8
11 12 (4.90%) VyOS
12 10 (4.08%) Windows Vista
13 9 (3.67%) Ubuntu
14 6 (2.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (2.04%) Debian
16 3 (1.22%) Android
16 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.82%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.59%) ITIL
2 24 (9.80%) Service Delivery
3 22 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
3 22 (8.98%) Load Balancing
4 21 (8.57%) IT Strategy
5 20 (8.16%) Presales
6 17 (6.94%) Line Management
7 14 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.71%) Project Management
8 12 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.90%) Problem Management
9 11 (4.49%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (4.49%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (4.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 9 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (3.67%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (3.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.59%) SQL
2 20 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.12%) Bash Shell
4 12 (4.90%) PHP
5 8 (3.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.45%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.63%) VB
8 3 (1.22%) Python
8 3 (1.22%) VBA
9 1 (0.41%) C#
9 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (21.63%) CCNA
3 33 (13.47%) Security Cleared
4 26 (10.61%) CCNP
5 23 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (8.98%) Degree
7 19 (7.76%) SC Cleared
8 18 (7.35%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (5.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (5.31%) LPIC
10 9 (3.67%) MCSE
11 8 (3.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (3.27%) Master's Degree
12 7 (2.86%) CCIE
12 7 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (2.04%) MCP
14 4 (1.63%) CISSP
14 4 (1.63%) MCSA
15 3 (1.22%) GCIA
15 3 (1.22%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.76%) SLA
2 13 (5.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (5.31%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.82%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 132 (53.88%) Active Directory
2 52 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (18.78%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.53%) Docker
5 13 (5.31%) Firmware
6 9 (3.67%) Terminal Server
6 9 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.27%) pfSense
7 8 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.86%) vSphere
9 5 (2.04%) KVM
9 5 (2.04%) Samba
9 5 (2.04%) VirtualBox
9 5 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.22%) Kamailio
10 3 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.22%) Postfix
10 3 (1.22%) XenServer
11 2 (0.82%) vCloud
11 2 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (15.10%) SCCM
2 16 (6.53%) Ansible
2 16 (6.53%) Puppet
3 15 (6.12%) Backup Exec
4 14 (5.71%) Nagios
4 14 (5.71%) SCOM
5 13 (5.31%) NetBackup
6 11 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (3.27%) Grafana
7 8 (3.27%) Terraform
8 6 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (2.04%) Salt
10 4 (1.63%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.63%) WSUS
11 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.82%) Simpana
12 2 (0.82%) vMotion
Vendors
1 109 (44.49%) Microsoft
2 96 (39.18%) VMware
3 94 (38.37%) Cisco
4 34 (13.88%) Citrix
5 25 (10.20%) HP
5 25 (10.20%) IBM
6 23 (9.39%) SolarWinds
7 19 (7.76%) Juniper
8 18 (7.35%) Red Hat
9 16 (6.53%) F5
10 15 (6.12%) Dell
11 13 (5.31%) Aruba
12 12 (4.90%) Cyberoam
13 11 (4.49%) Symantec
14 10 (4.08%) Brocade
14 10 (4.08%) CheckPoint
14 10 (4.08%) Extreme Networks
14 10 (4.08%) ProCurve
15 9 (3.67%) Splunk
15 9 (3.67%) Vyatta
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Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: 25K - 28K GBP / Year
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West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £39000 per annum + Great benefits!
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Worcester, Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Electro-comm
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum
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CloudThing
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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