Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 268 220 181
Rank change year-on-year -48 -39 +50
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 1,628 757 2,716
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.56% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.04% 10.24% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,354 649 2,229
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,000 £24,250
25th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
75th Percentile £53,750 £58,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +7.14%

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 16,215 7,392 21,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 15.26% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11,174 6,035 16,537
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -35 1,501 £40,000 -2.38% 403
UK excluding London -23 1,140 £37,500 +4.17% 349
London -95 432 £50,000 -16.67% 83
North of England -47 284 £38,500 +6.21% 114
South East -70 268 £35,000 -2.78% 85
Work from Home -97 263 £45,000 - 48
Midlands -14 237 £37,500 - 65
South West +12 156 £32,000 -14.67% 29
West Midlands -29 156 £32,500 -13.33% 39
Yorkshire -47 125 £40,000 +19.40% 42
North West -69 125 £37,500 -6.25% 60
East of England -18 115 £37,500 +25.00% 27
East Midlands -28 80 £41,633 +18.95% 26
Scotland -55 53 £37,500 +22.95% 19
North East -6 34 £35,000 - 12
Wales -42 26 £40,000 +33.33% 8
Northern Ireland -40 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,553 (95.39%) DNS
2 1,180 (72.48%) Windows
3 1,107 (68.00%) Active Directory
4 950 (58.35%) Microsoft
5 832 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
6 770 (47.30%) Windows Server
7 744 (45.70%) Azure
8 670 (41.15%) VMware
9 619 (38.02%) Firewall
10 609 (37.41%) TCP/IP
11 485 (29.79%) Social Skills
12 455 (27.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 439 (26.97%) PowerShell
14 434 (26.66%) VPN
15 375 (23.03%) Hyper-V
16 369 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 368 (22.60%) Windows 10
18 365 (22.42%) LAN
19 363 (22.30%) WAN
20 360 (22.11%) Cisco
21 343 (21.07%) VLAN
22 340 (20.88%) ITIL
23 336 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 287 (17.63%) Linux
25 278 (17.08%) Windows Server 2016
26 254 (15.60%) Citrix
26 254 (15.60%) AWS
27 252 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
28 247 (15.17%) Microsoft Office
29 245 (15.05%) MS Exchange

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
1 245 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 240 (14.74%) SharePoint
3 129 (7.92%) IIS
4 79 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 41 (2.52%) Skype for Business
7 24 (1.47%) Confluence
8 19 (1.17%) Apache
9 13 (0.80%) nginx
10 12 (0.74%) WordPress
11 11 (0.68%) CMS
11 11 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.68%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.55%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.37%) SAS
16 5 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 247 (15.17%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.061%) Maya
7 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.061%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 14 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.68%) Sage 200
3 6 (0.37%) Unica
4 5 (0.31%) Relativity
4 5 (0.31%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.25%) FastStats
6 3 (0.18%) Magento
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
7 2 (0.12%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.061%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 832 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
2 744 (45.70%) Azure
3 254 (15.60%) AWS
4 198 (12.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 99 (6.08%) IaaS
6 86 (5.28%) OneDrive
7 76 (4.67%) PaaS
8 69 (4.24%) SaaS
9 54 (3.32%) Mimecast
10 39 (2.40%) Power Platform
11 35 (2.15%) GCP
12 27 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (1.23%) Power Automate
14 19 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (1.04%) Google Workspace
16 15 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 15 (0.92%) PowerApps
17 13 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.74%) Azure App Service
19 11 (0.68%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 1,553 (95.39%) DNS
2 619 (38.02%) Firewall
3 609 (37.41%) TCP/IP
4 434 (26.66%) VPN
5 365 (22.42%) LAN
6 363 (22.30%) WAN
7 343 (21.07%) VLAN
8 187 (11.49%) Wireless
9 150 (9.21%) SAN
10 147 (9.03%) Wi-Fi
11 144 (8.85%) MPLS
12 134 (8.23%) VoIP
13 102 (6.27%) Network Security
14 99 (6.08%) IPv6
15 94 (5.77%) Internet
16 76 (4.67%) BGP
17 73 (4.48%) Ethernet
18 71 (4.36%) IPv4
19 68 (4.18%) SSL
20 65 (3.99%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (1.47%) Power BI
4 21 (1.29%) MySQL
5 18 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (0.86%) MariaDB
7 13 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2019
9 9 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.18%) DB2
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (2.15%) JIRA
2 19 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 16 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.37%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.18%) Selenium
7 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.12%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.12%) MSI
8 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.12%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.061%) GitLab
9 1 (0.061%) Maven
9 1 (0.061%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.061%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.061%) TeamCity
General
1 485 (29.79%) Social Skills
2 119 (7.31%) Finance
3 118 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 69 (4.24%) Law
6 66 (4.05%) Public Sector
7 65 (3.99%) Legal
8 50 (3.07%) Retail
9 47 (2.89%) Manufacturing
10 44 (2.70%) Banking
11 37 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
12 36 (2.21%) Documentation Skills
13 28 (1.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 22 (1.35%) Back Office
15 18 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
16 17 (1.04%) Marketing
17 15 (0.92%) Games
18 11 (0.68%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.68%) Local Government
18 11 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 270 (16.58%) Support Engineer
2 268 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 238 (14.62%) Analyst
4 203 (12.47%) IT Support
5 192 (11.79%) IT Engineer
6 130 (7.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 130 (7.99%) Support Analyst
7 123 (7.56%) Network Engineer
8 109 (6.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 92 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 91 (5.59%) IT Support Engineer
11 86 (5.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 80 (4.91%) Administrator
13 78 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
14 69 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 66 (4.05%) IT Analyst
16 64 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
17 63 (3.87%) IT Manager
18 55 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 55 (3.38%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (3.26%) 802.1X
2 42 (2.58%) RESTful
3 41 (2.52%) LDAP
4 18 (1.11%) WSH
5 14 (0.86%) .NET
5 14 (0.86%) SAML
6 13 (0.80%) LAMP
6 13 (0.80%) Node.js
7 12 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.68%) XML
9 10 (0.61%) Kafka
9 10 (0.61%) React
10 9 (0.55%) GraphQL
10 9 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
10 9 (0.55%) LEMP Stack
10 9 (0.55%) Web Services
11 8 (0.49%) COM
11 8 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (0.43%) CSS
12 7 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 169 (10.38%) Data Centre
2 105 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (5.41%) Driving Licence
4 85 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 74 (4.55%) Replication
6 52 (3.19%) Clustering
7 44 (2.70%) PKI
8 40 (2.46%) User Experience
9 36 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
10 31 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
11 24 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (1.41%) Public Cloud
13 16 (0.98%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 12 (0.74%) Fat Client
14 12 (0.74%) iPad
14 12 (0.74%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.74%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.68%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 1,180 (72.48%) Windows
2 770 (47.30%) Windows Server
3 369 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 368 (22.60%) Windows 10
5 287 (17.63%) Linux
6 278 (17.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 241 (14.80%) Windows Server 2019
8 159 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 108 (6.63%) Windows 7
10 60 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (3.13%) Ubuntu
12 49 (3.01%) Android
12 49 (3.01%) Mac OS
13 46 (2.83%) Mac OS X
14 35 (2.15%) CentOS
15 34 (2.09%) Apple iOS
16 32 (1.97%) Windows XP
17 28 (1.72%) Windows 8
18 24 (1.47%) Unix
19 15 (0.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (20.88%) ITIL
2 336 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 252 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
4 166 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 138 (8.48%) Migration
6 112 (6.88%) Project Management
7 109 (6.70%) Service Delivery
8 103 (6.33%) Change Management
9 89 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
9 89 (5.47%) Project Delivery
10 88 (5.41%) DevOps
10 88 (5.41%) Service Management
11 83 (5.10%) Network Management
12 82 (5.04%) Computer Science
13 77 (4.73%) Mentoring
14 75 (4.61%) Load Balancing
15 73 (4.48%) Patch Management
16 70 (4.30%) Incident Management
17 67 (4.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 439 (26.97%) PowerShell
2 213 (13.08%) SQL
3 108 (6.63%) Python
4 43 (2.64%) Bash Shell
5 25 (1.54%) VBScript
6 24 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 17 (1.04%) Perl
8 16 (0.98%) PHP
9 14 (0.86%) Java
9 14 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 14 (0.86%) VB
10 13 (0.80%) C
11 10 (0.61%) Ruby
11 10 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.55%) TypeScript
13 6 (0.37%) R
14 5 (0.31%) C#
14 5 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.18%) C++
16 2 (0.12%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 176 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (8.72%) Degree
3 138 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (6.33%) MCSE
5 101 (6.20%) CCNA
6 95 (5.84%) MCSA
7 87 (5.34%) Security Cleared
8 61 (3.75%) CCNP
9 52 (3.19%) MCP
10 45 (2.76%) SC Cleared
11 41 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 38 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (1.78%) A+ Certification
14 26 (1.60%) CISSP
15 25 (1.54%) DBS Check
16 24 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (1.41%) CCA
17 23 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (1.17%) MCITP
19 16 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (9.71%) SLA
2 40 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 24 (1.47%) GDPR
5 21 (1.29%) PMO
6 16 (0.98%) ITGC
7 15 (0.92%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.74%) NIST
9 11 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.61%) Data Quality
10 10 (0.61%) QA
11 8 (0.49%) NCSC
12 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.12%) Accessibility
15 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 1 (0.061%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,107 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 455 (27.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 375 (23.03%) Hyper-V
4 157 (9.64%) vSphere
5 102 (6.27%) VMware ESXi
6 61 (3.75%) XenApp
7 59 (3.62%) XenDesktop
8 34 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
9 30 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
10 29 (1.78%) Docker
11 24 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (1.35%) iptables
13 14 (0.86%) BitLocker
14 13 (0.80%) RHEV
14 13 (0.80%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.68%) Firmware
15 11 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 10 (0.61%) NFS
17 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 205 (12.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 176 (10.81%) SCCM
3 108 (6.63%) WSUS
4 70 (4.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 61 (3.75%) Ansible
6 42 (2.58%) Single Sign-On
7 41 (2.52%) SCOM
8 37 (2.27%) Terraform
9 29 (1.78%) Backup Exec
9 29 (1.78%) Jamf Pro
9 29 (1.78%) Kubernetes
10 26 (1.60%) Puppet
11 25 (1.54%) vCenter Server
12 24 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
13 23 (1.41%) FortiGate
14 18 (1.11%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.98%) Nagios
15 16 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
16 14 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
17 11 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 950 (58.35%) Microsoft
2 670 (41.15%) VMware
3 360 (22.11%) Cisco
4 254 (15.60%) Citrix
5 170 (10.44%) Veeam
6 137 (8.42%) Dell
7 96 (5.90%) HP
8 95 (5.84%) Meraki
9 88 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 69 (4.24%) Sophos
11 67 (4.12%) Apple
12 57 (3.50%) Palo Alto
13 53 (3.26%) Aruba
13 53 (3.26%) NetApp
14 47 (2.89%) Oracle
15 45 (2.76%) ServiceNow
16 44 (2.70%) Red Hat
17 40 (2.46%) Splunk
18 36 (2.21%) EMC
19 34 (2.09%) Adobe