Period
to 14 April 2021

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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 198 215
Rank change year-on-year -35 +17 +8
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 1,181 1,957 2,452
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.73% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.94% 11.48% 10.78%
Number of salaries quoted 987 1,600 2,002
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,436 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.09% - -
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,050 £39,500
% change year-on-year +4.02% -8.73% +5.33%

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 10,797 17,046 22,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 15.07% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,218 13,630 17,691
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 14 April 2021.

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 14 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
England -20 1,096 £42,000 +3.70% 204
UK excluding London -23 782 £37,500 +4.02% 160
London -23 356 £50,000 +5.26% 49
South East -5 225 £44,000 +10.00% 29
North of England +31 222 £37,500 - 49
Work from Home -38 198 £45,000 -10.00% 25
Midlands -39 120 £36,000 +10.77% 44
South West 0 115 £34,950 +7.54% 14
Yorkshire +2 102 £31,500 -21.25% 13
North West +12 91 £41,000 +41.38% 29
West Midlands -26 81 £35,000 +7.69% 30
East of England -16 53 £37,060 -10.16% 18
East Midlands -5 39 £37,500 +20.97% 14
North East +21 29 £28,000 -20.00% 7
Wales +18 29 £37,500 - 1
Scotland -29 15 £29,250 -10.00% 4
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 14 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 with a requirement for DHCP.

1 1,126 (95.34%) DNS
2 865 (73.24%) Active Directory
3 821 (69.52%) Windows
4 699 (59.19%) Microsoft
5 597 (50.55%) VMware
6 596 (50.47%) Microsoft 365
7 524 (44.37%) Windows Server
8 476 (40.30%) Azure
9 449 (38.02%) Firewall
10 425 (35.99%) TCP/IP
11 411 (34.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 307 (25.99%) PowerShell
12 307 (25.99%) Cisco
13 294 (24.89%) Hyper-V
14 293 (24.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 270 (22.86%) VPN
16 254 (21.51%) ITIL
17 230 (19.48%) Windows 10
18 226 (19.14%) Citrix
19 222 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
20 220 (18.63%) Linux
21 218 (18.46%) WAN
22 215 (18.20%) VLAN
23 207 (17.53%) MS Exchange
24 197 (16.68%) LAN
25 187 (15.83%) AWS
26 170 (14.39%) Windows Server 2016
27 155 (13.12%) SAN
28 153 (12.96%) SharePoint
29 143 (12.11%) Microsoft Office

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
1 207 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 153 (12.96%) SharePoint
3 65 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 58 (4.91%) IIS
5 53 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (2.79%) Skype for Business
7 23 (1.95%) Apache
8 13 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.93%) Confluence
9 11 (0.93%) nginx
10 8 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.085%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.085%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.085%) CMS
14 1 (0.085%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.085%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.085%) OpenStack
Applications
1 143 (12.11%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Relativity
2 3 (0.25%) Eikon
3 2 (0.17%) assyst
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.085%) Magento
4 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.085%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.085%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 596 (50.47%) Microsoft 365
2 476 (40.30%) Azure
3 187 (15.83%) AWS
4 101 (8.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 62 (5.25%) OneDrive
6 52 (4.40%) IaaS
7 45 (3.81%) SaaS
8 33 (2.79%) PaaS
9 32 (2.71%) Mimecast
10 29 (2.46%) GCP
11 20 (1.69%) Google Workspace
12 19 (1.61%) OpenShift
13 13 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.85%) Power Platform
15 10 (0.85%) Slack
16 8 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.68%) GitHub
16 8 (0.68%) Route 53
17 7 (0.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1,126 (95.34%) DNS
2 449 (38.02%) Firewall
3 425 (35.99%) TCP/IP
4 270 (22.86%) VPN
5 218 (18.46%) WAN
6 215 (18.20%) VLAN
7 197 (16.68%) LAN
8 155 (13.12%) SAN
9 123 (10.41%) VoIP
10 119 (10.08%) Wireless
11 84 (7.11%) Network Security
12 82 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
13 81 (6.86%) Internet
13 81 (6.86%) MPLS
14 58 (4.91%) SSL
15 54 (4.57%) Remote Desktop
16 50 (4.23%) HTTP
16 50 (4.23%) NAS
17 49 (4.15%) BGP
17 49 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.02%) MySQL
4 9 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.42%) CouchDB
7 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.17%) Big Data
9 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.17%) Power BI
9 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.085%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.085%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (2.29%) JIRA
2 16 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.85%) GitLab
4 7 (0.59%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.25%) Selenium
6 3 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.17%) Maven
8 1 (0.085%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.085%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.085%) Subversion
General
1 122 (10.33%) Finance
2 73 (6.18%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.47%) Law
4 31 (2.62%) Legal
5 25 (2.12%) Banking
6 15 (1.27%) Public Sector
7 11 (0.93%) Back Office
8 10 (0.85%) Games
8 10 (0.85%) Marketing
9 9 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.68%) German Language
10 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.59%) Advertising
11 7 (0.59%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.51%) Front Office
12 6 (0.51%) Retail
13 5 (0.42%) Local Government
14 4 (0.34%) Electronics
15 3 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 235 (19.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 190 (16.09%) Support Engineer
3 156 (13.21%) IT Engineer
4 123 (10.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 119 (10.08%) Analyst
6 113 (9.57%) Network Engineer
7 87 (7.37%) Administrator
8 85 (7.20%) IT Support
9 81 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
10 67 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 67 (5.67%) Systems Administrator
11 63 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
12 59 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 53 (4.49%) Support Analyst
14 46 (3.90%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 45 (3.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 41 (3.47%) IT Support Engineer
17 40 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 37 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
18 37 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.64%) LDAP
2 38 (3.22%) 802.1X
3 29 (2.46%) RESTful
4 15 (1.27%) Web Services
5 9 (0.76%) LAMP
6 8 (0.68%) .NET
7 5 (0.42%) REST
8 4 (0.34%) POSIX
9 3 (0.25%) CSS
9 3 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (0.25%) OGRE
9 3 (0.25%) SAML
9 3 (0.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 3 (0.25%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (0.25%) WSH
9 3 (0.25%) YAML
10 2 (0.17%) COM
10 2 (0.17%) COM+
10 2 (0.17%) HTML
10 2 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 120 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.42%) Replication
3 51 (4.32%) Clustering
3 51 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (1.95%) PKI
7 22 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (1.61%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.27%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (0.85%) Device Driver
12 10 (0.85%) Fat Client
12 10 (0.85%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 10 (0.85%) User Experience
13 8 (0.68%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.59%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 821 (69.52%) Windows
2 524 (44.37%) Windows Server
3 230 (19.48%) Windows 10
4 222 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 220 (18.63%) Linux
6 170 (14.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 124 (10.50%) Windows Server 2019
8 112 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 78 (6.60%) Windows 7
10 43 (3.64%) CentOS
11 36 (3.05%) Android
12 34 (2.88%) Ubuntu
13 28 (2.37%) Unix
14 27 (2.29%) Mac OS
14 27 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (2.12%) Windows 8
16 24 (2.03%) Mac OS X
17 22 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (1.27%) Debian
18 15 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (24.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 254 (21.51%) ITIL
3 113 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
4 96 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 70 (5.93%) Migration
6 64 (5.42%) Service Management
7 60 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 55 (4.66%) Server Management
9 54 (4.57%) Network Management
10 52 (4.40%) DevOps
11 51 (4.32%) Information Security
12 49 (4.15%) Patch Management
13 47 (3.98%) Change Management
14 46 (3.90%) Problem Management
14 46 (3.90%) Project Delivery
15 45 (3.81%) Load Balancing
16 43 (3.64%) ITIL V3
17 42 (3.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
18 41 (3.47%) Cybersecurity
19 39 (3.30%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (25.99%) PowerShell
2 127 (10.75%) SQL
3 74 (6.27%) Python
4 53 (4.49%) Bash Shell
5 27 (2.29%) Perl
6 25 (2.12%) Shell Script
7 22 (1.86%) VB
8 11 (0.93%) C
8 11 (0.93%) VBScript
9 10 (0.85%) Ruby
10 8 (0.68%) PHP
11 6 (0.51%) Java
12 5 (0.42%) VBA
13 4 (0.34%) AWK
13 4 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.25%) C#
14 3 (0.25%) C++
14 3 (0.25%) sed
15 2 (0.17%) Go
15 2 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 135 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 91 (7.71%) CCNP
4 80 (6.77%) CCNA
5 70 (5.93%) Security Cleared
6 56 (4.74%) SC Cleared
7 51 (4.32%) MCSE
8 42 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (3.39%) Degree
10 34 (2.88%) MCP
11 33 (2.79%) MCSA
12 25 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (1.44%) JNCIP
15 13 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.02%) CISSP
16 12 (1.02%) DV Cleared
17 11 (0.93%) CISM
18 10 (0.85%) VCP6
19 9 (0.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (9.48%) SLA
2 34 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.79%) GDPR
4 20 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (1.19%) NIST
6 13 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 13 (1.10%) QA
7 10 (0.85%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.34%) COBIT
8 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.34%) PMO
9 3 (0.25%) GRC
10 2 (0.17%) GLBA
10 2 (0.17%) NCSC
11 1 (0.085%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.085%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.085%) ITGC
11 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 865 (73.24%) Active Directory
2 411 (34.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 294 (24.89%) Hyper-V
4 126 (10.67%) vSphere
5 92 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
6 84 (7.11%) XenDesktop
7 68 (5.76%) XenApp
8 44 (3.73%) Virtual Servers
9 33 (2.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 30 (2.54%) Firmware
11 19 (1.61%) KVM
12 17 (1.44%) VMware NSX
12 17 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (1.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 14 (1.19%) DFS Replication
14 14 (1.19%) Docker
14 14 (1.19%) VMware Server
15 13 (1.10%) RHEV
15 13 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
15 13 (1.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 117 (9.91%) SCCM
2 112 (9.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 60 (5.08%) Ansible
4 54 (4.57%) WSUS
5 36 (3.05%) SCOM
6 34 (2.88%) Kubernetes
6 34 (2.88%) Puppet
7 26 (2.20%) Nagios
8 25 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
9 22 (1.86%) Terraform
10 20 (1.69%) HAProxy
10 20 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (1.52%) vRealize
12 16 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
13 15 (1.27%) FortiGate
13 15 (1.27%) Grafana
13 15 (1.27%) Nessus
14 14 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (1.02%) vCenter Server
16 11 (0.93%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 699 (59.19%) Microsoft
2 597 (50.55%) VMware
3 307 (25.99%) Cisco
4 226 (19.14%) Citrix
5 111 (9.40%) Dell
6 102 (8.64%) Meraki
7 87 (7.37%) HP
8 84 (7.11%) Veeam
9 62 (5.25%) Apple
10 61 (5.17%) Red Hat
11 54 (4.57%) SolarWinds
12 49 (4.15%) McAfee
13 45 (3.81%) EMC
13 45 (3.81%) Sophos
14 42 (3.56%) Avaya
15 40 (3.39%) F5
15 40 (3.39%) Juniper
15 40 (3.39%) Palo Alto
16 35 (2.96%) Google
16 35 (2.96%) Mitel