Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 225 218
Rank change year-on-year +38 -7 +6
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 2,319 2,332 2,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.54% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.56% 10.23% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,828 1,960 2,428
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -1.32%

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 18,470 22,795 26,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.00% 15.06% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,560 17,838 21,545
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,525 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 +39 2,103 £40,000 - 529
UK excluding London +39 1,457 £35,000 -6.67% 464
London +65 785 £45,000 +5.88% 107
South East +51 494 £37,500 -11.76% 120
North of England +25 283 £35,000 - 111
Midlands +24 247 £32,500 -23.53% 74
West Midlands +35 169 £33,000 -22.35% 50
South West +41 157 £33,000 -3.65% 61
North West +28 156 £30,000 -4.76% 71
East of England -26 133 £40,500 +15.71% 56
Yorkshire +28 115 £40,000 +2.56% 33
East Midlands +19 78 £32,500 -8.45% 23
Scotland +53 68 £32,500 -6.18% 25
Wales +7 51 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Northern Ireland +37 24 £32,000 +6.67% 3
North East +11 12 £35,000 -12.50% 7

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 2,182 (94.09%) DNS
2 1,814 (78.22%) Windows
3 1,689 (72.83%) Active Directory
4 1,456 (62.79%) Microsoft
5 1,094 (47.18%) Office 365
6 1,040 (44.85%) Windows Server
7 1,033 (44.55%) VMware
8 910 (39.24%) TCP/IP
9 858 (37.00%) Firewall
10 725 (31.26%) Azure
11 691 (29.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 682 (29.41%) WAN
13 663 (28.59%) Cisco
14 648 (27.94%) LAN
15 576 (24.84%) Windows Server 2012
16 566 (24.41%) ITIL
17 562 (24.23%) MS Exchange
18 548 (23.63%) Windows 10
19 517 (22.29%) VPN
20 513 (22.12%) PowerShell
21 497 (21.43%) Citrix
22 470 (20.27%) Hyper-V
23 445 (19.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 433 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
25 416 (17.94%) Microsoft Certification
26 402 (17.34%) Linux
27 393 (16.95%) Microsoft Office
28 367 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
29 352 (15.18%) SCCM
30 342 (14.75%) Finance

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
1 562 (24.23%) MS Exchange
2 244 (10.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 242 (10.44%) SharePoint
4 203 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 157 (6.77%) IIS
6 116 (5.00%) Skype for Business
7 58 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (1.21%) Apache
9 17 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.43%) SAS
12 9 (0.39%) Confluence
12 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.34%) nginx
13 8 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.30%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (0.22%) JBoss
16 5 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 393 (16.95%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.17%) InDesign
5 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.13%) FileZilla
7 2 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.34%) Exchequer
2 8 (0.34%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.22%) Line 50
3 5 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
4 4 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.086%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.043%) assyst
7 1 (0.043%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.043%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.043%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.043%) Shopify
7 1 (0.043%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 1,094 (47.18%) Office 365
2 725 (31.26%) Azure
3 267 (11.51%) AWS
4 103 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 92 (3.97%) OneDrive
6 53 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (2.07%) SaaS
8 43 (1.85%) Mimecast
9 41 (1.77%) IaaS
10 22 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.91%) GCP
12 19 (0.82%) G Suite
13 17 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
13 17 (0.73%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.73%) PaaS
13 17 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 16 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 9 (0.39%) Amazon Cognito
16 9 (0.39%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2,182 (94.09%) DNS
2 910 (39.24%) TCP/IP
3 858 (37.00%) Firewall
4 682 (29.41%) WAN
5 648 (27.94%) LAN
6 517 (22.29%) VPN
7 321 (13.84%) VLAN
8 312 (13.45%) VoIP
9 308 (13.28%) SAN
10 273 (11.77%) Wireless
11 172 (7.42%) Internet
12 148 (6.38%) Skype
13 137 (5.91%) Wi-Fi
14 134 (5.78%) Network Security
15 131 (5.65%) NAS
16 110 (4.74%) MPLS
17 104 (4.48%) NetScaler
18 102 (4.40%) BGP
18 102 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
19 93 (4.01%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
3 35 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 30 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (0.95%) Big Data
6 21 (0.91%) MySQL
7 17 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
14 4 (0.17%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.17%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.086%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.086%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 48 (2.07%) JIRA
2 43 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 26 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.39%) Maven
6 9 (0.39%) SonarQube
6 9 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.30%) TestRail
7 7 (0.30%) Zephyr
8 6 (0.26%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.26%) Bugzilla
8 6 (0.26%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.26%) GitLab
8 6 (0.26%) Selenium
8 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.22%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.17%) MSI
10 4 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 342 (14.75%) Finance
2 138 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 82 (3.54%) Retail
4 78 (3.36%) Law
5 54 (2.33%) Legal
6 52 (2.24%) Public Sector
7 50 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.60%) Banking
9 29 (1.25%) Advertising
10 28 (1.21%) Games
11 20 (0.86%) Marketing
12 17 (0.73%) Back Office
13 16 (0.69%) Local Government
14 15 (0.65%) French Language
15 12 (0.52%) Electronics
16 11 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.43%) German Language
17 10 (0.43%) Japanese Language
18 9 (0.39%) Online Betting
19 8 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 387 (16.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 376 (16.21%) Support Engineer
3 328 (14.14%) IT Support
4 306 (13.20%) Analyst
5 298 (12.85%) IT Engineer
6 231 (9.96%) Network Engineer
7 167 (7.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 163 (7.03%) IT Support Engineer
9 146 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 143 (6.17%) Support Analyst
11 139 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 124 (5.35%) Administrator
13 110 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
14 96 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 90 (3.88%) IT Technician
16 88 (3.79%) Support Technician
17 86 (3.71%) Consultant
18 81 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 79 (3.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 78 (3.36%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.15%) LDAP
2 25 (1.08%) WSH
3 23 (0.99%) Web Services
4 22 (0.95%) .NET
5 20 (0.86%) 802.1X
5 20 (0.86%) Kafka
6 13 (0.56%) LAMP
7 12 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
8 11 (0.47%) XML
9 10 (0.43%) Middleware
9 10 (0.43%) Node.js
10 7 (0.30%) SAML
10 7 (0.30%) Software Packaging
10 7 (0.30%) Spring
10 7 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.17%) COM
11 4 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
12 3 (0.13%) .NET Core
12 3 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
12 3 (0.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 264 (11.38%) Data Centre
2 183 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 141 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
4 105 (4.53%) Clustering
5 83 (3.58%) Replication
6 64 (2.76%) PKI
7 50 (2.16%) Driving Licence
8 42 (1.81%) Blackberry
9 39 (1.68%) Private Cloud
10 38 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
11 35 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 34 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
13 28 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (0.99%) Device Driver
15 17 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.73%) User Experience
16 16 (0.69%) Fat Client
16 16 (0.69%) Thin Client
17 14 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,814 (78.22%) Windows
2 1,040 (44.85%) Windows Server
3 576 (24.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 548 (23.63%) Windows 10
5 433 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 402 (17.34%) Linux
7 279 (12.03%) Windows 7
8 153 (6.60%) Unix
9 128 (5.52%) Windows 8
10 127 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 70 (3.02%) Apple iOS
12 62 (2.67%) Ubuntu
13 58 (2.50%) Solaris
14 43 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 42 (1.81%) Android
15 42 (1.81%) Mac OS
16 41 (1.77%) CentOS
17 38 (1.64%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.43%) Debian
19 8 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (24.41%) ITIL
2 445 (19.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 367 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
4 190 (8.19%) Change Management
5 152 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 148 (6.38%) Project Management
7 140 (6.04%) Patch Management
8 138 (5.95%) DevOps
9 135 (5.82%) Information Security
10 125 (5.39%) Mentoring
11 124 (5.35%) Kalman Filter
12 117 (5.05%) Project Delivery
13 116 (5.00%) Migration
14 111 (4.79%) Service Delivery
15 110 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 107 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
17 106 (4.57%) Server Management
18 100 (4.31%) Service Management
19 95 (4.10%) Problem Management
20 94 (4.05%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 513 (22.12%) PowerShell
2 281 (12.12%) SQL
3 160 (6.90%) Python
4 95 (4.10%) Bash Shell
5 69 (2.98%) C
6 66 (2.85%) VBScript
7 52 (2.24%) Perl
8 45 (1.94%) Ruby
9 29 (1.25%) Java
9 29 (1.25%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.12%) VB
11 17 (0.73%) PHP
12 16 (0.69%) C#
12 16 (0.69%) C++
13 10 (0.43%) R
14 9 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.34%) JavaScript
16 6 (0.26%) Go
16 6 (0.26%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 416 (17.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 293 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
3 228 (9.83%) MCSE
4 213 (9.18%) Degree
5 209 (9.01%) MCSA
6 201 (8.67%) CCNA
7 147 (6.34%) CCNP
8 118 (5.09%) Security Cleared
9 112 (4.83%) MCP
10 70 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 52 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 52 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
12 47 (2.03%) DV Cleared
13 46 (1.98%) SC Cleared
14 37 (1.60%) DBS Check
15 35 (1.51%) MCITP
16 33 (1.42%) A+ Certification
17 28 (1.21%) CCIE
17 28 (1.21%) Network+ Certification
18 24 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (13.11%) SLA
2 92 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 33 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 27 (1.16%) QA
6 22 (0.95%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.73%) GDPR
8 10 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.30%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) GxP
10 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.13%) NCSC
10 3 (0.13%) NIST
11 2 (0.086%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.086%) FISMA
11 2 (0.086%) RMADS
12 1 (0.043%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.043%) JTAG
12 1 (0.043%) PMO
12 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,689 (72.83%) Active Directory
2 691 (29.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 470 (20.27%) Hyper-V
4 237 (10.22%) vSphere
5 223 (9.62%) XenApp
6 164 (7.07%) XenDesktop
7 153 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (2.76%) NFS
9 61 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
10 56 (2.41%) Firmware
11 46 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
12 45 (1.94%) Terminal Services
13 34 (1.47%) Docker
14 22 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
15 21 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
16 19 (0.82%) BitLocker
17 18 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
18 17 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.73%) VMware NSX
19 16 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 352 (15.18%) SCCM
2 162 (6.99%) WSUS
3 112 (4.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 82 (3.54%) SCOM
5 75 (3.23%) Ansible
6 68 (2.93%) vCenter Server
7 66 (2.85%) Puppet
8 54 (2.33%) Backup Exec
9 37 (1.60%) Terraform
10 36 (1.55%) NetBackup
11 33 (1.42%) Kubernetes
12 31 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
13 26 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 24 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (0.99%) Nagios
16 22 (0.95%) SCVMM
17 21 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
18 20 (0.86%) FortiGate
18 20 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
18 20 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,456 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 1,033 (44.55%) VMware
3 663 (28.59%) Cisco
4 497 (21.43%) Citrix
5 250 (10.78%) HP
6 184 (7.93%) Veeam
7 136 (5.86%) Dell
8 134 (5.78%) SolarWinds
9 120 (5.17%) CheckPoint
10 114 (4.92%) Juniper
11 98 (4.23%) Palo Alto
12 97 (4.18%) F5
13 96 (4.14%) Symantec
14 82 (3.54%) Apple
15 81 (3.49%) NetApp
16 79 (3.41%) Meraki
17 77 (3.32%) McAfee
18 76 (3.28%) ServiceNow
19 69 (2.98%) EMC
20 67 (2.89%) SonicWALL