Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 220 221
Rank change year-on-year +47 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 2,649 2,475 2,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 1.56% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.00% 10.42% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,127 2,097 2,522
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,250 £23,638
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -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 20,382 23,752 27,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.34% 14.95% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15,921 18,656 22,534
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DHCP.

Salary trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 16 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 8 December 2019. 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 +45 2,429 £40,000 +2.56% 545
UK excluding London +42 1,611 £36,000 -4.00% 452
London +50 934 £44,500 +4.71% 128
South East +56 555 £35,000 -17.65% 126
North of England +57 340 £37,500 +7.14% 125
Midlands +35 280 £32,500 -12.75% 62
North West +55 209 £37,500 +13.64% 79
West Midlands +42 192 £32,500 -18.75% 35
South West +47 178 £36,000 +10.77% 50
East of England -18 136 £40,000 +6.67% 54
Yorkshire +11 125 £37,750 +0.67% 37
East Midlands +11 88 £30,750 -5.38% 27
Wales +15 56 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Scotland +18 48 £50,000 +36.99% 20
Northern Ireland +21 19 £32,000 +11.30% 2
North East +12 6 £42,708 +42.36% 9

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 2,510 (94.75%) DNS
2 2,052 (77.46%) Windows
3 1,964 (74.14%) Active Directory
4 1,562 (58.97%) Microsoft
5 1,213 (45.79%) Office 365
6 1,212 (45.75%) VMware
7 1,198 (45.22%) Windows Server
8 1,065 (40.20%) TCP/IP
9 1,001 (37.79%) Firewall
10 781 (29.48%) Azure
11 772 (29.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 755 (28.50%) Cisco
13 725 (27.37%) ITIL
14 705 (26.61%) WAN
15 700 (26.43%) MS Exchange
16 672 (25.37%) LAN
17 665 (25.10%) Windows Server 2012
18 599 (22.61%) Windows 10
19 571 (21.56%) PowerShell
20 562 (21.22%) Citrix
21 546 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
22 542 (20.46%) VPN
23 515 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 513 (19.37%) Hyper-V
25 473 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
26 463 (17.48%) Linux
27 429 (16.19%) Finance
28 415 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
29 413 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
30 393 (14.84%) Cisco Certification

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
1 700 (26.43%) MS Exchange
2 284 (10.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 282 (10.65%) SharePoint
4 262 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 194 (7.32%) IIS
6 151 (5.70%) Skype for Business
7 77 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 36 (1.36%) Apache
9 27 (1.02%) Confluence
10 25 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
12 16 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.53%) CMS
15 12 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.42%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.38%) nginx
17 10 (0.38%) SAS
17 10 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 415 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.11%) InDesign
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.076%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.038%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.038%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.038%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.038%) Maya
8 1 (0.038%) MODO
8 1 (0.038%) NUKE
8 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.26%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.15%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.11%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.11%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.076%) assyst
5 2 (0.076%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.076%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.076%) Line 50
6 1 (0.038%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.038%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.038%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.038%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,213 (45.79%) Office 365
2 781 (29.48%) Azure
3 290 (10.95%) AWS
4 122 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 106 (4.00%) OneDrive
6 75 (2.83%) SaaS
7 55 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
8 51 (1.93%) IaaS
8 51 (1.93%) Mimecast
9 31 (1.17%) G Suite
10 20 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.64%) Azure Stack
12 16 (0.60%) Power Platform
13 15 (0.57%) GitHub
13 15 (0.57%) PaaS
14 14 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (0.53%) Yammer
15 11 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2,510 (94.75%) DNS
2 1,065 (40.20%) TCP/IP
3 1,001 (37.79%) Firewall
4 705 (26.61%) WAN
5 672 (25.37%) LAN
6 542 (20.46%) VPN
7 330 (12.46%) SAN
8 324 (12.23%) VLAN
8 324 (12.23%) Wireless
9 307 (11.59%) VoIP
10 198 (7.47%) Skype
11 195 (7.36%) Internet
12 169 (6.38%) Network Security
13 139 (5.25%) Wi-Fi
14 133 (5.02%) MPLS
15 131 (4.95%) NAS
16 121 (4.57%) SMTP
17 120 (4.53%) NetScaler
18 101 (3.81%) BGP
19 99 (3.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
3 37 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
5 29 (1.09%) Big Data
6 25 (0.94%) MySQL
7 20 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (0.38%) Power BI
12 8 (0.30%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.26%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.23%) Amazon Aurora
14 6 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.23%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 61 (2.30%) JIRA
2 50 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 31 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 24 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 23 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 19 (0.72%) TestRail
7 16 (0.60%) Zephyr
8 13 (0.49%) GitLab
8 13 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.26%) Subversion
11 7 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.23%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.23%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.19%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.19%) Maven
13 5 (0.19%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.19%) Terragrunt
14 4 (0.15%) CruiseControl
General
1 429 (16.19%) Finance
2 164 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 114 (4.30%) Retail
4 71 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 67 (2.53%) Law
6 62 (2.34%) Public Sector
7 47 (1.77%) Legal
8 38 (1.43%) Banking
9 35 (1.32%) Marketing
10 24 (0.91%) Advertising
11 22 (0.83%) Electronics
12 19 (0.72%) French Language
13 17 (0.64%) Aerospace
13 17 (0.64%) Games
14 16 (0.60%) Back Office
15 14 (0.53%) German Language
16 12 (0.45%) Online Betting
17 11 (0.42%) Automotive
17 11 (0.42%) Military
17 11 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 438 (16.53%) Support Engineer
2 435 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 374 (14.12%) Analyst
4 334 (12.61%) IT Support
5 313 (11.82%) IT Engineer
6 250 (9.44%) Network Engineer
7 179 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
8 173 (6.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 167 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 164 (6.19%) Support Analyst
11 131 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
12 127 (4.79%) Administrator
13 119 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
14 118 (4.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 99 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 99 (3.74%) IT Analyst
16 98 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
17 96 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
18 93 (3.51%) Consultant
19 88 (3.32%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (3.13%) LDAP
2 54 (2.04%) Web Services
3 27 (1.02%) .NET
4 24 (0.91%) Kafka
5 17 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (0.53%) XML
7 13 (0.49%) Middleware
8 10 (0.38%) 802.1X
8 10 (0.38%) MAPI
9 9 (0.34%) LAMP
9 9 (0.34%) WSH
10 8 (0.30%) SAML
10 8 (0.30%) Software Packaging
10 8 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.26%) Node.js
11 7 (0.26%) SAP Basis
12 5 (0.19%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (0.19%) Spring
13 3 (0.11%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.11%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 232 (8.76%) Data Centre
2 198 (7.47%) Management Information System
3 189 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
4 153 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (3.55%) Replication
6 88 (3.32%) Clustering
7 85 (3.21%) PKI
8 60 (2.27%) Driving Licence
8 60 (2.27%) Public Cloud
9 48 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
10 41 (1.55%) Blackberry
11 38 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
12 31 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 24 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (0.87%) Fat Client
14 23 (0.87%) Thin Client
15 22 (0.83%) NHS
16 20 (0.76%) iPhone
17 19 (0.72%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.68%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,052 (77.46%) Windows
2 1,198 (45.22%) Windows Server
3 665 (25.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 599 (22.61%) Windows 10
5 546 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 463 (17.48%) Linux
7 345 (13.02%) Windows 7
8 179 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 170 (6.42%) Unix
10 135 (5.10%) Windows 8
11 72 (2.72%) Ubuntu
12 69 (2.60%) Apple iOS
13 62 (2.34%) CentOS
14 60 (2.27%) Solaris
15 53 (2.00%) Android
15 53 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 41 (1.55%) Mac OS
16 41 (1.55%) Mac OS X
17 25 (0.94%) Debian
18 21 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (27.37%) ITIL
2 515 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 413 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
4 230 (8.68%) Change Management
5 184 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 167 (6.30%) Patch Management
7 154 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 149 (5.62%) Mentoring
8 149 (5.62%) Project Management
9 146 (5.51%) DevOps
10 140 (5.29%) Information Security
11 135 (5.10%) Service Management
12 133 (5.02%) Migration
13 128 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 125 (4.72%) Project Delivery
15 115 (4.34%) Service Delivery
16 103 (3.89%) Incident Management
16 103 (3.89%) Server Management
17 102 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
18 97 (3.66%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 571 (21.56%) PowerShell
2 308 (11.63%) SQL
3 174 (6.57%) Python
4 106 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 75 (2.83%) C
6 56 (2.11%) VBScript
7 48 (1.81%) Ruby
8 40 (1.51%) Perl
9 34 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 32 (1.21%) PHP
11 29 (1.09%) JavaScript
12 22 (0.83%) Java
12 22 (0.83%) VB
13 12 (0.45%) C#
14 9 (0.34%) Go
15 6 (0.23%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.19%) C++
16 5 (0.19%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.15%) R
18 3 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 473 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 393 (14.84%) Cisco Certification
3 278 (10.49%) CCNA
4 275 (10.38%) MCSE
5 262 (9.89%) Degree
6 239 (9.02%) MCSA
7 183 (6.91%) CCNP
8 144 (5.44%) Security Cleared
9 111 (4.19%) MCP
10 97 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 67 (2.53%) DBS Check
12 64 (2.42%) SC Cleared
13 59 (2.23%) DV Cleared
14 58 (2.19%) CCIE
15 52 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
16 46 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
17 38 (1.43%) MCITP
18 37 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
19 33 (1.25%) A+ Certification
19 33 (1.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (10.72%) SLA
2 64 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 63 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (1.40%) QA
5 24 (0.91%) GDPR
6 19 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 15 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.26%) COBIT
10 5 (0.19%) PMO
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.11%) NCSC
11 3 (0.11%) NIST
12 2 (0.076%) DICOM
12 2 (0.076%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.076%) FISMA
12 2 (0.076%) GxP
12 2 (0.076%) RMADS
13 1 (0.038%) BS7799
13 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,964 (74.14%) Active Directory
2 772 (29.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 513 (19.37%) Hyper-V
4 249 (9.40%) XenApp
5 239 (9.02%) vSphere
6 220 (8.31%) XenDesktop
7 158 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (2.42%) Firmware
9 62 (2.34%) NFS
9 62 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
10 61 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
11 56 (2.11%) Terminal Services
12 40 (1.51%) Docker
13 32 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 29 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 27 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
16 21 (0.79%) BitLocker
16 21 (0.79%) VMware NSX
17 12 (0.45%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 376 (14.19%) SCCM
2 176 (6.64%) WSUS
3 116 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 111 (4.19%) Ansible
5 96 (3.62%) SCOM
6 70 (2.64%) Puppet
7 51 (1.93%) vCenter Server
8 45 (1.70%) Backup Exec
9 42 (1.59%) Terraform
10 39 (1.47%) Kubernetes
11 34 (1.28%) FortiGate
11 34 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
12 33 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 31 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
13 31 (1.17%) vRealize
14 30 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
15 29 (1.09%) NetBackup
16 26 (0.98%) Nessus
17 25 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 23 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,562 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 1,212 (45.75%) VMware
3 755 (28.50%) Cisco
4 562 (21.22%) Citrix
5 276 (10.42%) HP
6 176 (6.64%) Veeam
7 172 (6.49%) Dell
8 136 (5.13%) SolarWinds
9 119 (4.49%) Symantec
10 111 (4.19%) Palo Alto
11 105 (3.96%) Juniper
12 103 (3.89%) CheckPoint
12 103 (3.89%) Meraki
13 98 (3.70%) F5
14 84 (3.17%) ServiceNow
15 77 (2.91%) NetApp
16 75 (2.83%) Apple
17 74 (2.79%) Splunk
18 73 (2.76%) EMC
19 70 (2.64%) Red Hat