Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 202 222
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20 -3
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 1,391 2,501 2,728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.75% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.79% 11.22% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,167 2,118 2,312
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,500 £62,500 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%

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 12,891 22,296 25,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.80% 15.61% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10,074 16,870 20,603
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 -15 1,266 £42,500 +6.25% 106
UK excluding London +7 918 £37,500 -3.85% 99
London +1 436 £50,000 +17.65% 13
South East -3 282 £42,500 +6.25% 24
North of England -8 196 £38,000 +5.56% 31
Midlands +12 138 £33,000 -17.50% 19
East of England -18 124 £37,500 -6.25% 8
West Midlands +17 112 £34,500 -18.82% 13
North West -37 93 £33,500 -4.29% 14
South West +26 90 £32,500 -20.73% 10
Yorkshire +37 83 £40,000 +11.11% 13
Work from Home +58 71 £47,500 -26.92% 4
Scotland +73 48 £32,500 -6.18% 2
Wales +9 28 £35,250 -11.88% 4
East Midlands +15 26 £25,500 -36.25% 6
North East +15 20 £35,000 -34.42% 4
Northern Ireland +33 13 £30,000 +17.65% 1

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 1,301 (93.53%) DNS
2 1,091 (78.43%) Windows
3 1,036 (74.48%) Active Directory
4 915 (65.78%) Microsoft
5 675 (48.53%) Windows Server
6 641 (46.08%) Office 365
7 639 (45.94%) VMware
8 544 (39.11%) Firewall
9 543 (39.04%) TCP/IP
10 501 (36.02%) Azure
11 431 (30.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 397 (28.54%) Cisco
13 384 (27.61%) WAN
14 360 (25.88%) Hyper-V
15 357 (25.66%) Windows Server 2012
16 353 (25.38%) VPN
17 352 (25.31%) LAN
18 345 (24.80%) Windows 10
19 342 (24.59%) PowerShell
20 334 (24.01%) MS Exchange
21 310 (22.29%) Windows Server 2016
22 298 (21.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 285 (20.49%) Citrix
24 267 (19.19%) ITIL
25 256 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
26 240 (17.25%) Windows Server 2008
27 237 (17.04%) SCCM
28 228 (16.39%) Linux
29 222 (15.96%) SQL Server
30 213 (15.31%) Data Centre

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
1 334 (24.01%) MS Exchange
2 147 (10.57%) SharePoint
3 142 (10.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 102 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 91 (6.54%) IIS
6 52 (3.74%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.72%) Apache
10 7 (0.50%) SAS
11 5 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.22%) WordPress
13 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.14%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.14%) JBoss
13 2 (0.14%) nginx
14 1 (0.072%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 256 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.22%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.072%) InDesign
8 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
1 8 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.43%) Exchequer
3 4 (0.29%) FastStats
3 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.29%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.29%) Unica
4 3 (0.22%) Line 50
4 3 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.14%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.14%) Shopify
6 1 (0.072%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 641 (46.08%) Office 365
2 501 (36.02%) Azure
3 184 (13.23%) AWS
4 117 (8.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (3.59%) OneDrive
6 30 (2.16%) Mimecast
7 29 (2.08%) IaaS
8 27 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.51%) PaaS
10 20 (1.44%) SaaS
11 19 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (1.22%) GCP
13 13 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.79%) G Suite
15 10 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.72%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
17 6 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1,301 (93.53%) DNS
2 544 (39.11%) Firewall
3 543 (39.04%) TCP/IP
4 384 (27.61%) WAN
5 353 (25.38%) VPN
6 352 (25.31%) LAN
7 212 (15.24%) VLAN
8 203 (14.59%) SAN
9 156 (11.21%) VoIP
10 136 (9.78%) Wireless
11 98 (7.05%) Network Security
11 98 (7.05%) Wi-Fi
12 97 (6.97%) Internet
13 84 (6.04%) Cisco ASA
14 77 (5.54%) MPLS
15 76 (5.46%) WLAN
16 71 (5.10%) BGP
17 67 (4.82%) OSPF
18 65 (4.67%) NAS
19 62 (4.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (1.01%) MySQL
4 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.36%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.36%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.29%) MS Access
10 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.22%) Power BI
11 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
12 2 (0.14%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (1.73%) JIRA
2 20 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.50%) WinDbg
7 5 (0.36%) MSI
8 4 (0.29%) Maven
8 4 (0.29%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.29%) Subversion
9 3 (0.22%) GitLab
9 3 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.14%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.14%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.14%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.14%) Selenium
10 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.072%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.072%) Bower
11 1 (0.072%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 176 (12.65%) Finance
2 53 (3.81%) Law
3 52 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 46 (3.31%) Retail
5 44 (3.16%) Legal
6 27 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.80%) Advertising
7 25 (1.80%) Public Sector
8 19 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.22%) Games
10 14 (1.01%) Back Office
11 12 (0.86%) Japanese Language
11 12 (0.86%) Marketing
12 8 (0.58%) Local Government
12 8 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.50%) Banking
14 6 (0.43%) Electronics
15 4 (0.29%) Automotive
16 3 (0.22%) Military
17 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 241 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 198 (14.23%) Support Engineer
3 187 (13.44%) IT Engineer
4 168 (12.08%) IT Support
5 165 (11.86%) Network Engineer
6 134 (9.63%) Analyst
7 101 (7.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 89 (6.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 88 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 85 (6.11%) Administrator
11 77 (5.54%) IT Support Engineer
11 77 (5.54%) Support Analyst
12 69 (4.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 67 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
14 63 (4.53%) Consultant
15 59 (4.24%) Server Engineer
16 56 (4.03%) IT Technician
17 53 (3.81%) Support Technician
18 52 (3.74%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
19 51 (3.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.94%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.58%) LDAP
3 20 (1.44%) Web Services
4 19 (1.37%) WSH
5 8 (0.58%) Middleware
6 7 (0.50%) .NET
6 7 (0.50%) SOAP
6 7 (0.50%) WSDL
7 5 (0.36%) LAMP
7 5 (0.36%) Node.js
8 4 (0.29%) COM
8 4 (0.29%) CSS
8 4 (0.29%) WebRTC
9 3 (0.22%) RESTful
9 3 (0.22%) Spring
9 3 (0.22%) Spring Boot
9 3 (0.22%) YAML
10 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.14%) FFmpeg
10 2 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 213 (15.31%) Data Centre
2 96 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (6.33%) Clustering
4 86 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (5.82%) Management Information System
6 48 (3.45%) Replication
7 47 (3.38%) Driving Licence
8 36 (2.59%) PKI
9 21 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.22%) Blackberry
10 17 (1.22%) Device Driver
11 16 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.79%) CMDB
13 11 (0.79%) User Experience
14 10 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,091 (78.43%) Windows
2 675 (48.53%) Windows Server
3 357 (25.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 345 (24.80%) Windows 10
5 310 (22.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 240 (17.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 228 (16.39%) Linux
8 171 (12.29%) Windows 7
9 115 (8.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 96 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 87 (6.25%) Windows 8
12 63 (4.53%) Unix
13 39 (2.80%) Ubuntu
14 33 (2.37%) Apple iOS
15 27 (1.94%) CentOS
16 25 (1.80%) Android
16 25 (1.80%) Mac OS
17 20 (1.44%) Mac OS X
18 18 (1.29%) Solaris
19 15 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (21.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 267 (19.19%) ITIL
3 198 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
4 130 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 96 (6.90%) Server Management
6 93 (6.69%) DevOps
7 92 (6.61%) Change Management
7 92 (6.61%) Project Delivery
8 90 (6.47%) Project Management
9 88 (6.33%) Migration
10 87 (6.25%) Information Security
11 85 (6.11%) Kalman Filter
12 69 (4.96%) Load Balancing
13 68 (4.89%) Problem Management
14 64 (4.60%) Patch Management
15 62 (4.46%) Service Delivery
16 60 (4.31%) Mentoring
17 50 (3.59%) Mobile Device Management
18 49 (3.52%) Service Management
19 47 (3.38%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 342 (24.59%) PowerShell
2 160 (11.50%) SQL
3 88 (6.33%) Python
4 61 (4.39%) VBScript
5 60 (4.31%) Bash Shell
6 36 (2.59%) Perl
7 26 (1.87%) C
8 22 (1.58%) Ruby
9 18 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.29%) VB
10 16 (1.15%) Java
11 14 (1.01%) C++
12 8 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.50%) C#
14 6 (0.43%) PHP
14 6 (0.43%) R
15 4 (0.29%) VBA
16 1 (0.072%) Ada
16 1 (0.072%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 200 (14.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (10.35%) Cisco Certification
3 115 (8.27%) MCSE
4 96 (6.90%) Degree
5 94 (6.76%) CCNA
6 88 (6.33%) MCSA
7 78 (5.61%) Security Cleared
8 59 (4.24%) CCNP
9 57 (4.10%) MCP
10 44 (3.16%) DV Cleared
11 37 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (1.58%) SC Cleared
15 18 (1.29%) DBS Check
16 17 (1.22%) MCITP
17 15 (1.08%) CISSP
18 13 (0.93%) A+ Certification
18 13 (0.93%) CCSA
18 13 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (12.01%) SLA
2 59 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (1.51%) GDPR
5 18 (1.29%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.86%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.79%) QA
8 5 (0.36%) NIST
9 3 (0.22%) GxP
10 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.072%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.072%) PMO
System Software
1 1,036 (74.48%) Active Directory
2 431 (30.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 360 (25.88%) Hyper-V
4 151 (10.86%) vSphere
5 124 (8.91%) VMware ESXi
6 120 (8.63%) XenApp
7 77 (5.54%) XenDesktop
8 50 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
9 48 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (2.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 24 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 24 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
12 20 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (1.37%) NFS
14 18 (1.29%) Docker
15 17 (1.22%) Firmware
16 13 (0.93%) DFS Replication
17 11 (0.79%) Terminal Services
18 10 (0.72%) VMware Server
19 9 (0.65%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 237 (17.04%) SCCM
2 118 (8.48%) WSUS
3 63 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 59 (4.24%) SCOM
5 53 (3.81%) vCenter Server
6 43 (3.09%) Backup Exec
7 38 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (2.30%) SCVMM
9 30 (2.16%) NetBackup
10 29 (2.08%) Puppet
11 24 (1.73%) Terraform
12 21 (1.51%) EMC NetWorker
13 20 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
14 19 (1.37%) Kubernetes
15 16 (1.15%) Ansible
15 16 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 13 (0.93%) FortiGate
17 13 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
17 13 (0.93%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 915 (65.78%) Microsoft
2 639 (45.94%) VMware
3 397 (28.54%) Cisco
4 285 (20.49%) Citrix
5 198 (14.23%) HP
6 125 (8.99%) Veeam
7 107 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 91 (6.54%) Juniper
9 87 (6.25%) Dell
10 72 (5.18%) Meraki
11 69 (4.96%) F5
12 68 (4.89%) SolarWinds
13 64 (4.60%) Palo Alto
14 62 (4.46%) Symantec
15 56 (4.03%) SonicWALL
16 52 (3.74%) NetApp
17 39 (2.80%) Apple
18 36 (2.59%) Aruba
18 36 (2.59%) Infoblox
18 36 (2.59%) McAfee