Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DHCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DHCP over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 222 198 211
Rank change year-on-year -24 +13 +11
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 1,084 1,800 2,324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.47% 1.72% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.22% 11.31% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 901 1,508 1,900
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £24,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £51,656
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DHCP 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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,661 15,911 21,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 15.19% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7,406 12,836 16,698
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DHCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DHCP in England.

Salary trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing DHCP in England over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for DHCP in England

DHCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the England region over the 6 months to 12 April 2021. 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
London -28 352 £50,000 +5.26% 50
North of England +24 225 £37,500 - 49
South East -15 223 £43,250 +8.13% 35
Midlands -45 116 £35,865 +10.35% 42
South West -12 113 £34,975 +7.62% 16
Yorkshire +17 104 £31,500 -21.25% 15
North West +8 92 £40,500 +42.11% 28
West Midlands -30 79 £35,000 +7.69% 26
East of England -22 51 £37,000 -10.30% 20
East Midlands -5 37 £37,500 +20.97% 16
North East +23 29 £28,000 -20.00% 6
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing DHCP 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 England region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 1,041 (96.03%) DNS
2 793 (73.15%) Active Directory
3 750 (69.19%) Windows
4 638 (58.86%) Microsoft
5 558 (51.48%) VMware
6 534 (49.26%) Microsoft 365
7 476 (43.91%) Windows Server
8 431 (39.76%) Azure
9 394 (36.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 393 (36.25%) Firewall
11 382 (35.24%) TCP/IP
12 291 (26.85%) Cisco
13 288 (26.57%) PowerShell
14 272 (25.09%) Hyper-V
15 258 (23.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 254 (23.43%) VPN
17 244 (22.51%) ITIL
18 215 (19.83%) Windows 10
19 212 (19.56%) Citrix
20 201 (18.54%) Windows Server 2012
21 197 (18.17%) Linux
22 196 (18.08%) WAN
22 196 (18.08%) VLAN
23 186 (17.16%) MS Exchange
24 178 (16.42%) LAN
25 172 (15.87%) AWS
26 155 (14.30%) Windows Server 2016
27 140 (12.92%) SAN
28 135 (12.45%) SharePoint
29 133 (12.27%) Cisco Certification

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 186 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 135 (12.45%) SharePoint
3 57 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (4.24%) IIS
5 44 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (2.95%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.75%) Apache
8 10 (0.92%) nginx
9 9 (0.83%) Confluence
9 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.092%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.092%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.092%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.092%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.092%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.092%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.092%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 128 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Relativity
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Eikon
3 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.18%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.092%) Magento
4 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.092%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.092%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 534 (49.26%) Microsoft 365
2 431 (39.76%) Azure
3 172 (15.87%) AWS
4 89 (8.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (4.52%) OneDrive
6 48 (4.43%) IaaS
7 43 (3.97%) SaaS
8 31 (2.86%) PaaS
9 29 (2.68%) GCP
10 28 (2.58%) Mimecast
11 19 (1.75%) Google Workspace
11 19 (1.75%) OpenShift
12 11 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.92%) Power Platform
13 10 (0.92%) Slack
14 8 (0.74%) GitHub
14 8 (0.74%) Route 53
15 7 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1,041 (96.03%) DNS
2 393 (36.25%) Firewall
3 382 (35.24%) TCP/IP
4 254 (23.43%) VPN
5 196 (18.08%) VLAN
5 196 (18.08%) WAN
6 178 (16.42%) LAN
7 140 (12.92%) SAN
8 104 (9.59%) Wireless
9 101 (9.32%) VoIP
10 82 (7.56%) Network Security
11 77 (7.10%) Internet
11 77 (7.10%) MPLS
12 74 (6.83%) Wi-Fi
13 49 (4.52%) BGP
14 48 (4.43%) HTTP
14 48 (4.43%) Remote Desktop
15 46 (4.24%) SSL
16 45 (4.15%) NAS
17 44 (4.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (0.83%) MySQL
3 9 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.46%) CouchDB
6 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.18%) Power BI
8 2 (0.18%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.092%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.092%) MS Access
9 1 (0.092%) OLTP
9 1 (0.092%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (2.12%) JIRA
2 16 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.92%) GitLab
5 7 (0.65%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.37%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.28%) Selenium
7 3 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.18%) Maven
9 1 (0.092%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.092%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.092%) Subversion
General
1 112 (10.33%) Finance
2 69 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.69%) Law
4 28 (2.58%) Legal
5 23 (2.12%) Banking
6 14 (1.29%) Public Sector
7 12 (1.11%) Back Office
8 9 (0.83%) Marketing
9 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.74%) German Language
9 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.65%) Games
11 6 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.55%) Front Office
12 5 (0.46%) Local Government
13 4 (0.37%) Electronics
13 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.28%) Advertising
14 3 (0.28%) Billing
14 3 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 205 (18.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 178 (16.42%) Support Engineer
3 148 (13.65%) IT Engineer
4 116 (10.70%) Analyst
5 113 (10.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 107 (9.87%) Network Engineer
7 82 (7.56%) IT Support
8 77 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 75 (6.92%) Administrator
10 63 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
11 59 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
12 57 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
13 55 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 52 (4.80%) Support Analyst
15 42 (3.87%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 39 (3.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 39 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
17 35 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 35 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
18 32 (2.95%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.78%) LDAP
2 35 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 26 (2.40%) RESTful
4 15 (1.38%) Web Services
5 8 (0.74%) .NET
6 6 (0.55%) REST
7 5 (0.46%) LAMP
8 4 (0.37%) POSIX
9 3 (0.28%) WSH
9 3 (0.28%) YAML
10 2 (0.18%) COM
10 2 (0.18%) COM+
10 2 (0.18%) CSS
10 2 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.18%) OGRE
10 2 (0.18%) SAML
10 2 (0.18%) SOAP
10 2 (0.18%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 2 (0.18%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.90%) Replication
3 50 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 48 (4.43%) Clustering
5 42 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (1.85%) PKI
9 15 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.29%) Hedge funds
11 10 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 10 (0.92%) User Experience
12 9 (0.83%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.74%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.65%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.65%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 750 (69.19%) Windows
2 476 (43.91%) Windows Server
3 215 (19.83%) Windows 10
4 201 (18.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 197 (18.17%) Linux
6 155 (14.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 118 (10.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 99 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 67 (6.18%) Windows 7
10 37 (3.41%) CentOS
11 33 (3.04%) Android
11 33 (3.04%) Ubuntu
12 27 (2.49%) Unix
13 25 (2.31%) Mac OS X
14 24 (2.21%) Mac OS
14 24 (2.21%) Windows 8
15 22 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (1.38%) Debian
18 13 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (23.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 244 (22.51%) ITIL
3 106 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
4 94 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 65 (6.00%) Migration
6 57 (5.26%) Service Management
7 50 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 49 (4.52%) Server Management
9 48 (4.43%) Network Management
10 46 (4.24%) DevOps
10 46 (4.24%) Information Security
10 46 (4.24%) Problem Management
11 43 (3.97%) ITIL V3
11 43 (3.97%) Patch Management
12 42 (3.87%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 42 (3.87%) Load Balancing
12 42 (3.87%) Project Delivery
13 41 (3.78%) Change Management
14 36 (3.32%) Storage Management
15 35 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 288 (26.57%) PowerShell
2 116 (10.70%) SQL
3 72 (6.64%) Python
4 47 (4.34%) Bash Shell
5 24 (2.21%) Perl
6 23 (2.12%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.66%) VB
8 11 (1.01%) C
9 10 (0.92%) Ruby
10 8 (0.74%) VBScript
11 7 (0.65%) PHP
12 6 (0.55%) Java
13 4 (0.37%) AWK
13 4 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.37%) VBA
14 3 (0.28%) C++
14 3 (0.28%) sed
15 2 (0.18%) C#
15 2 (0.18%) Go
15 2 (0.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 133 (12.27%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (8.30%) CCNP
3 86 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (7.29%) CCNA
5 70 (6.46%) Security Cleared
6 57 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 46 (4.24%) MCSE
8 41 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (3.60%) Degree
10 33 (3.04%) MCP
11 31 (2.86%) MCSA
12 26 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (1.57%) JNCIP
15 12 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (1.11%) DV Cleared
16 11 (1.01%) CISM
16 11 (1.01%) CISSP
17 10 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
18 9 (0.83%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (8.95%) SLA
2 32 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (2.86%) GDPR
4 19 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (1.29%) NIST
6 12 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 12 (1.11%) QA
7 10 (0.92%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.37%) PMO
9 3 (0.28%) GRC
10 2 (0.18%) GLBA
10 2 (0.18%) NCSC
11 1 (0.092%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.092%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.092%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.092%) ITGC
11 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 793 (73.15%) Active Directory
2 394 (36.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (25.09%) Hyper-V
4 111 (10.24%) vSphere
5 89 (8.21%) VMware ESXi
6 77 (7.10%) XenDesktop
7 64 (5.90%) XenApp
8 42 (3.87%) Virtual Servers
9 32 (2.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 29 (2.68%) Firmware
11 18 (1.66%) KVM
12 17 (1.57%) VMware NSX
12 17 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (1.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 14 (1.29%) DFS Replication
14 14 (1.29%) Docker
14 14 (1.29%) VMware Server
15 12 (1.11%) NFS
15 12 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
15 12 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 115 (10.61%) SCCM
2 97 (8.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 59 (5.44%) Ansible
4 52 (4.80%) WSUS
5 35 (3.23%) Kubernetes
5 35 (3.23%) SCOM
6 32 (2.95%) Puppet
7 25 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
8 23 (2.12%) Nagios
9 20 (1.85%) HAProxy
9 20 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (1.85%) Terraform
10 18 (1.66%) vRealize
11 15 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
11 15 (1.38%) Grafana
12 13 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (1.11%) AirWatch
13 12 (1.11%) FortiGate
13 12 (1.11%) vCenter Server
14 11 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 638 (58.86%) Microsoft
2 558 (51.48%) VMware
3 291 (26.85%) Cisco
4 212 (19.56%) Citrix
5 106 (9.78%) Dell
6 92 (8.49%) Meraki
7 83 (7.66%) HP
8 75 (6.92%) Veeam
9 54 (4.98%) Red Hat
10 51 (4.70%) Apple
11 49 (4.52%) McAfee
12 46 (4.24%) SolarWinds
13 42 (3.87%) EMC
14 40 (3.69%) Juniper
14 40 (3.69%) Sophos
15 39 (3.60%) F5
15 39 (3.60%) Palo Alto
16 35 (3.23%) Avaya
17 34 (3.14%) Google
18 32 (2.95%) Mitel