Period
to 21 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 268 214 182
Rank change year-on-year -54 -32 +50
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 1,676 1,010 2,466
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.60% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.74% 11.28% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,444 846 1,976
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
75th Percentile £55,175 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,813 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -6.67%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 17,207 8,950 18,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.39% 14.17% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11,033 7,171 15,164
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,216 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.43% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DHCP over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Salary histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -47 1,519 £40,000 - 439
UK excluding London -47 1,092 £37,500 +2.74% 354
London -78 500 £50,000 -9.09% 107
North of England -65 331 £37,500 +1.35% 111
Work from Home -95 265 £50,000 +11.11% 66
Midlands +4 244 £37,500 - 65
South East -74 225 £40,000 - 77
West Midlands +11 161 £39,000 +8.33% 38
North West -50 148 £35,000 -14.63% 54
Yorkshire -39 146 £42,250 +48.25% 51
South West -20 122 £35,000 - 36
East of England -47 92 £37,558 +19.23% 41
East Midlands -16 82 £34,500 -8.00% 27
Scotland -33 52 £40,000 +29.03% 17
North East -27 37 £35,000 +9.38% 6
Wales -29 31 £47,500 +32.87% 4
Northern Ireland -27 4 £29,250 -46.82% 3

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 with a requirement for DHCP.

1 1,596 (95.23%) DNS
2 1,230 (73.39%) Windows
3 1,162 (69.33%) Active Directory
4 997 (59.49%) Microsoft
5 902 (53.82%) Microsoft 365
6 807 (48.15%) Azure
7 804 (47.97%) Windows Server
8 704 (42.00%) VMware
9 621 (37.05%) Firewall
10 613 (36.58%) TCP/IP
11 565 (33.71%) Social Skills
12 497 (29.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 453 (27.03%) PowerShell
14 411 (24.52%) VPN
14 411 (24.52%) Cisco
15 410 (24.46%) WAN
16 399 (23.81%) ITIL
17 385 (22.97%) Windows 10
18 379 (22.61%) LAN
19 349 (20.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 348 (20.76%) Hyper-V
21 329 (19.63%) VLAN
22 317 (18.91%) Windows Server 2012
23 310 (18.50%) Linux
24 307 (18.32%) Problem-Solving
25 274 (16.35%) AWS
26 259 (15.45%) SharePoint
27 256 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
27 256 (15.27%) Windows Server 2016
28 237 (14.14%) Citrix

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 259 (15.45%) SharePoint
2 213 (12.71%) MS Exchange
3 165 (9.84%) IIS
4 54 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 45 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (2.09%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.55%) Apache
8 22 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (1.07%) Confluence
11 16 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (0.89%) CMS
13 8 (0.48%) WordPress
14 6 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.36%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 256 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.54%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.36%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.24%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) Relativity
5 2 (0.12%) Shopify
5 2 (0.12%) Unica
6 1 (0.060%) Alphatax
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 902 (53.82%) Microsoft 365
2 807 (48.15%) Azure
3 274 (16.35%) AWS
4 207 (12.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 115 (6.86%) OneDrive
6 101 (6.03%) IaaS
7 84 (5.01%) PaaS
8 80 (4.77%) SaaS
9 57 (3.40%) Mimecast
10 36 (2.15%) GCP
11 33 (1.97%) Google Workspace
12 31 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
13 29 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
14 28 (1.67%) Power Platform
15 26 (1.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 26 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (1.43%) Power Automate
17 21 (1.25%) Azure Monitor
18 19 (1.13%) Azure App Service
18 19 (1.13%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 1,596 (95.23%) DNS
2 621 (37.05%) Firewall
3 613 (36.58%) TCP/IP
4 411 (24.52%) VPN
5 410 (24.46%) WAN
6 379 (22.61%) LAN
7 329 (19.63%) VLAN
8 203 (12.11%) SAN
8 203 (12.11%) Wireless
9 160 (9.55%) Wi-Fi
10 141 (8.41%) VoIP
11 125 (7.46%) MPLS
12 121 (7.22%) Network Security
13 104 (6.21%) BGP
14 99 (5.91%) Internet
15 95 (5.67%) SSL
16 90 (5.37%) IPv6
17 80 (4.77%) IPsec
17 80 (4.77%) Remote Desktop
18 70 (4.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.33%) MySQL
3 24 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (0.95%) Power BI
4 16 (0.95%) SQL Server 2019
5 14 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.66%) MariaDB
8 8 (0.48%) Big Data
8 8 (0.48%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.24%) DB2
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.18%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (1.61%) JIRA
2 12 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.66%) Zephyr
4 9 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.30%) AutoIt
6 5 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.24%) MSI
7 4 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.18%) NUnit
8 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.18%) Subversion
8 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.12%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.060%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.060%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.060%) Maven
10 1 (0.060%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.060%) Selenium
General
1 565 (33.71%) Social Skills
2 163 (9.73%) Finance
3 130 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (3.88%) Retail
5 62 (3.70%) Public Sector
6 59 (3.52%) Organisational Skills
7 58 (3.46%) Legal
8 57 (3.40%) Law
9 56 (3.34%) Banking
10 53 (3.16%) Telecoms
11 42 (2.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 39 (2.33%) Manufacturing
13 34 (2.03%) Documentation Skills
13 34 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
14 27 (1.61%) Back Office
15 18 (1.07%) Advertising
16 16 (0.95%) Games
17 15 (0.89%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.54%) Automotive
18 9 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 302 (18.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 285 (17.00%) Analyst
3 277 (16.53%) Support Engineer
4 250 (14.92%) IT Engineer
5 206 (12.29%) IT Support
6 147 (8.77%) Network Engineer
7 144 (8.59%) Support Analyst
8 135 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 116 (6.92%) IT Support Engineer
10 91 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 90 (5.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 84 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support
13 81 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 69 (4.12%) Service Analyst
15 63 (3.76%) IT Analyst
15 63 (3.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 60 (3.58%) Technical Support
17 58 (3.46%) Service Desk Analyst
18 55 (3.28%) Administrator
19 54 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.12%) LDAP
2 40 (2.39%) 802.1X
3 37 (2.21%) RESTful
4 25 (1.49%) SAML
5 22 (1.31%) ASP.NET
6 20 (1.19%) .NET
7 19 (1.13%) XML
8 18 (1.07%) Regular Expression
9 16 (0.95%) WSH
10 12 (0.72%) HTML
11 9 (0.54%) OAuth
11 9 (0.54%) React
12 8 (0.48%) CSS
12 8 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (0.48%) OpenID
12 8 (0.48%) Web Services
13 6 (0.36%) jQuery
13 6 (0.36%) Kafka
13 6 (0.36%) OLE
14 5 (0.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 218 (13.01%) Data Centre
2 106 (6.32%) PKI
3 90 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (4.95%) Replication
5 76 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 64 (3.82%) Driving Licence
7 59 (3.52%) Clustering
8 51 (3.04%) User Experience
9 46 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
10 40 (2.39%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
11 25 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.19%) Smartphone
13 18 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
14 16 (0.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 15 (0.89%) iPhone
15 15 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
17 13 (0.78%) Cyberattack
18 12 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,230 (73.39%) Windows
2 804 (47.97%) Windows Server
3 385 (22.97%) Windows 10
4 317 (18.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 310 (18.50%) Linux
6 256 (15.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 210 (12.53%) Windows Server 2019
8 180 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (5.67%) Windows 7
10 69 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (3.46%) Mac OS
12 51 (3.04%) Mac OS X
13 47 (2.80%) Ubuntu
14 45 (2.68%) CentOS
15 43 (2.57%) Android
16 42 (2.51%) Unix
17 33 (1.97%) Apple iOS
18 22 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (1.31%) Windows XP
19 21 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (23.81%) ITIL
2 349 (20.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 307 (18.32%) Problem-Solving
4 157 (9.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 157 (9.37%) Migration
5 113 (6.74%) Project Management
6 111 (6.62%) Service Delivery
7 107 (6.38%) Change Management
8 105 (6.26%) DevOps
9 102 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
10 94 (5.61%) Computer Science
11 92 (5.49%) Load Balancing
11 92 (5.49%) Service Management
12 88 (5.25%) Agile Software Development
13 87 (5.19%) Project Delivery
14 86 (5.13%) Time Management
15 85 (5.07%) Mentoring
16 84 (5.01%) Incident Management
17 78 (4.65%) Business Continuity
18 69 (4.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 453 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 236 (14.08%) SQL
3 85 (5.07%) Python
4 62 (3.70%) Bash
5 23 (1.37%) VBScript
6 21 (1.25%) PHP
7 20 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 19 (1.13%) C#
8 19 (1.13%) Perl
9 16 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 15 (0.89%) VB
11 12 (0.72%) Java
12 11 (0.66%) C
12 11 (0.66%) Ruby
13 10 (0.60%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.54%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.42%) Go
16 5 (0.30%) Bicep
16 5 (0.30%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 184 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 174 (10.38%) Degree
3 167 (9.96%) Cisco Certification
4 123 (7.34%) CCNA
5 99 (5.91%) MCSE
5 99 (5.91%) Security Cleared
6 88 (5.25%) MCSA
7 83 (4.95%) SC Cleared
8 65 (3.88%) CCNP
9 48 (2.86%) MCP
10 45 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
10 45 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 36 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 34 (2.03%) A+ Certification
13 29 (1.73%) DV Cleared
14 26 (1.55%) MCTS
15 22 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
16 18 (1.07%) CCIE
17 17 (1.01%) CISSP
17 17 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (10.38%) SLA
2 54 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (2.33%) GDPR
4 21 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 10 (0.60%) NIST
8 9 (0.54%) PMO
9 6 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.24%) NCSC
11 4 (0.24%) QA
12 3 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.18%) ITGC
13 2 (0.12%) SOC 2
14 1 (0.060%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1,162 (69.33%) Active Directory
2 497 (29.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 348 (20.76%) Hyper-V
4 152 (9.07%) vSphere
5 122 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (4.71%) XenApp
7 48 (2.86%) XenDesktop
8 46 (2.74%) Docker
9 40 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 30 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
11 28 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (1.37%) BitLocker
13 20 (1.19%) Terminal Services
14 17 (1.01%) Firmware
14 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 11 (0.66%) iptables
15 11 (0.66%) NFS
15 11 (0.66%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.54%) VirtualBox
17 6 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 218 (13.01%) SCCM
2 212 (12.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 116 (6.92%) WSUS
4 85 (5.07%) Terraform
5 74 (4.42%) Ansible
6 63 (3.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 55 (3.28%) SCOM
8 53 (3.16%) Kubernetes
9 45 (2.68%) Jamf Pro
10 44 (2.63%) vCenter Server
11 42 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
12 36 (2.15%) Grafana
13 35 (2.09%) SolarWinds Orion
14 30 (1.79%) NetBackup
15 29 (1.73%) Icinga
16 28 (1.67%) FortiGate
16 28 (1.67%) Nagios
17 27 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
18 20 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
19 19 (1.13%) Rancher
Vendors
1 997 (59.49%) Microsoft
2 704 (42.00%) VMware
3 411 (24.52%) Cisco
4 237 (14.14%) Citrix
5 186 (11.10%) Veeam
6 128 (7.64%) HP
7 122 (7.28%) Dell
8 114 (6.80%) SolarWinds
9 100 (5.97%) Meraki
10 94 (5.61%) ServiceNow
11 63 (3.76%) Sophos
12 59 (3.52%) Juniper
13 57 (3.40%) Apple
14 55 (3.28%) Aruba
15 54 (3.22%) Palo Alto
16 52 (3.10%) Avaya
16 52 (3.10%) Oracle
17 51 (3.04%) EMC
18 47 (2.80%) Splunk
19 45 (2.68%) Red Hat