Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 192 230
Rank change year-on-year -28 +38 -15
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 987 2,699 2,616
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.90% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 12.14% 10.23%
Number of salaries quoted 832 2,322 2,270
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £21,725
90th Percentile £74,875 £66,250 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,589 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.53% +6.67% +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 9,610 22,231 25,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.47% 15.63% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,509 16,706 20,202
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -26 908 £42,500 +6.25% 159
UK excluding London -11 633 £36,589 -8.53% 136
London -25 329 £55,000 +29.41% 26
South East +4 183 £42,500 +10.39% 35
North of England -5 154 £38,000 +1.33% 43
Midlands +14 114 £37,500 -2.60% 23
West Midlands +15 89 £40,000 - 15
North West -27 73 £41,000 +9.33% 30
East of England -6 65 £32,000 -24.71% 13
South West -5 60 £32,500 -23.53% 19
Yorkshire +45 59 £37,750 +0.67% 12
Work from Home -12 53 £45,750 -29.62% 6
Wales +39 30 £32,750 -18.13% 2
East Midlands +32 25 £32,500 +8.33% 8
North East +32 22 £35,000 -18.44% 1
Scotland +75 21 £42,000 -6.67% 2
Northern Ireland +30 7 £30,000 +4.35%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 935 (94.73%) DNS
2 763 (77.30%) Active Directory
3 760 (77.00%) Windows
4 663 (67.17%) Microsoft
5 499 (50.56%) VMware
6 484 (49.04%) Windows Server
7 414 (41.95%) Office 365
8 396 (40.12%) TCP/IP
9 378 (38.30%) Firewall
10 354 (35.87%) Azure
11 329 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 296 (29.99%) WAN
13 290 (29.38%) Cisco
14 270 (27.36%) Hyper-V
15 262 (26.55%) LAN
16 249 (25.23%) PowerShell
17 241 (24.42%) VPN
18 235 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
19 226 (22.90%) Citrix
20 222 (22.49%) Windows 10
21 217 (21.99%) ITIL
22 216 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 208 (21.07%) Data Centre
24 204 (20.67%) Windows Server 2016
25 203 (20.57%) Windows Server 2008
26 201 (20.36%) MS Exchange
27 185 (18.74%) SAN
28 173 (17.53%) Linux
29 171 (17.33%) SCCM
30 157 (15.91%) 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
1 201 (20.36%) MS Exchange
2 102 (10.33%) SharePoint
3 74 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (7.40%) IIS
5 55 (5.57%) Skype for Business
6 49 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.51%) Apache
9 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.41%) Confluence
11 2 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.20%) SAS
11 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.20%) WordPress
12 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.10%) JBoss
12 1 (0.10%) nginx
Applications
1 157 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 8 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.41%) FastStats
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.41%) Unica
3 3 (0.30%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.20%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.20%) Shopify
5 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 414 (41.95%) Office 365
2 354 (35.87%) Azure
3 130 (13.17%) AWS
4 123 (12.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (3.04%) OneDrive
6 25 (2.53%) IaaS
7 20 (2.03%) GCP
8 19 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.72%) PaaS
10 15 (1.52%) Mimecast
11 13 (1.32%) Route 53
11 13 (1.32%) Slack
12 12 (1.22%) SaaS
13 9 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.30%) Power Platform
17 2 (0.20%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 935 (94.73%) DNS
2 396 (40.12%) TCP/IP
3 378 (38.30%) Firewall
4 296 (29.99%) WAN
5 262 (26.55%) LAN
6 241 (24.42%) VPN
7 185 (18.74%) SAN
8 128 (12.97%) VLAN
9 119 (12.06%) Wireless
10 116 (11.75%) VoIP
11 87 (8.81%) Network Security
12 86 (8.71%) Wi-Fi
13 71 (7.19%) Internet
14 68 (6.89%) MPLS
15 63 (6.38%) OSPF
16 59 (5.98%) BGP
17 55 (5.57%) Remote Desktop
18 54 (5.47%) Skype
19 53 (5.37%) Fibre Channel
19 53 (5.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.07%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.71%) MySQL
5 5 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.41%) MS Access
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.30%) Power BI
7 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.20%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.10%) Redis
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (1.42%) JIRA
2 13 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.30%) MSI
6 3 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.20%) Maven
7 2 (0.20%) Subversion
7 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.20%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.10%) Bower
8 1 (0.10%) GitLab
8 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.10%) TestRail
8 1 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 150 (15.20%) Finance
2 35 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.44%) Financial Institution
4 29 (2.94%) Law
5 24 (2.43%) Legal
5 24 (2.43%) Retail
6 18 (1.82%) Public Sector
7 14 (1.42%) Advertising
8 12 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.11%) Back Office
9 11 (1.11%) Marketing
10 9 (0.91%) Banking
11 4 (0.41%) Electronics
11 4 (0.41%) Games
11 4 (0.41%) Military
11 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.30%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.30%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 165 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 139 (14.08%) Network Engineer
3 136 (13.78%) Support Engineer
4 124 (12.56%) IT Engineer
5 102 (10.33%) Analyst
6 92 (9.32%) IT Support
7 62 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 57 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 57 (5.78%) Server Engineer
9 52 (5.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 52 (5.27%) IT Support Engineer
10 46 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 46 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
11 43 (4.36%) Administrator
12 40 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
13 39 (3.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 39 (3.95%) Support Analyst
14 35 (3.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
15 33 (3.34%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.63%) LDAP
2 22 (2.23%) 802.1X
3 15 (1.52%) Web Services
4 6 (0.61%) Middleware
4 6 (0.61%) RESTful
4 6 (0.61%) SOAP
4 6 (0.61%) WSDL
5 5 (0.51%) .NET
5 5 (0.51%) YAML
6 4 (0.41%) WebRTC
7 3 (0.30%) WSH
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (0.20%) CSS
8 2 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.20%) JSON
8 2 (0.20%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.10%) COM
9 1 (0.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 208 (21.07%) Data Centre
2 72 (7.29%) Clustering
2 72 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 40 (4.05%) Replication
6 36 (3.65%) Driving Licence
7 27 (2.74%) PKI
8 15 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.42%) CMDB
9 14 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (0.91%) Device Driver
11 9 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.81%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (0.81%) User Experience
13 7 (0.71%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 760 (77.00%) Windows
2 484 (49.04%) Windows Server
3 235 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 222 (22.49%) Windows 10
5 204 (20.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 203 (20.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 173 (17.53%) Linux
8 113 (11.45%) Windows 7
9 78 (7.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 73 (7.40%) Windows Server 2019
11 47 (4.76%) Unix
12 34 (3.44%) CentOS
13 31 (3.14%) Windows 8
14 26 (2.63%) Ubuntu
15 20 (2.03%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.72%) Android
17 15 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (1.52%) Solaris
18 14 (1.42%) Apple iOS
19 11 (1.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (21.99%) ITIL
2 216 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 119 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
4 112 (11.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 89 (9.02%) Change Management
6 81 (8.21%) Server Management
7 76 (7.70%) Project Delivery
8 72 (7.29%) Information Security
9 67 (6.79%) Migration
10 64 (6.48%) Patch Management
11 58 (5.88%) DevOps
12 56 (5.67%) Project Management
13 48 (4.86%) Problem Management
14 45 (4.56%) High Availability
15 43 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
15 43 (4.36%) Kalman Filter
15 43 (4.36%) Virtual Environments
16 42 (4.26%) Identity Management
17 40 (4.05%) Load Balancing
18 38 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 249 (25.23%) PowerShell
2 103 (10.44%) SQL
3 69 (6.99%) Python
4 52 (5.27%) Bash Shell
5 30 (3.04%) VBScript
6 26 (2.63%) Perl
7 16 (1.62%) Ruby
8 14 (1.42%) VB
9 12 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.81%) C
11 7 (0.71%) VBA
12 6 (0.61%) Java
13 4 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.30%) C#
14 3 (0.30%) PHP
15 1 (0.10%) Ada
15 1 (0.10%) C++
15 1 (0.10%) Go
15 1 (0.10%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.10%) R
Qualifications
1 140 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (10.54%) Cisco Certification
3 95 (9.63%) MCSE
4 85 (8.61%) Security Cleared
5 77 (7.80%) MCSA
6 61 (6.18%) CCNA
6 61 (6.18%) Degree
7 49 (4.96%) DV Cleared
8 43 (4.36%) CCNP
9 34 (3.44%) Server+ Certification
10 32 (3.24%) SC Cleared
11 30 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (2.43%) MCP
13 16 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (1.11%) MCT
15 10 (1.01%) CISSP
15 10 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.61%) A+ Certification
17 6 (0.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (8.71%) SLA
2 26 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.62%) GDPR
4 9 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.51%) NIST
6 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) GxP
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.10%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) QA
System Software
1 763 (77.30%) Active Directory
2 329 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 270 (27.36%) Hyper-V
4 116 (11.75%) vSphere
5 90 (9.12%) VMware ESXi
6 72 (7.29%) XenApp
7 50 (5.07%) XenDesktop
8 47 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
9 44 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (2.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 21 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 19 (1.93%) VMware Server
14 14 (1.42%) DFS Replication
14 14 (1.42%) Firmware
14 14 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (1.22%) NFS
16 10 (1.01%) Docker
17 5 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
18 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 171 (17.33%) SCCM
2 113 (11.45%) WSUS
3 53 (5.37%) SCOM
4 42 (4.26%) SCVMM
5 36 (3.65%) Puppet
6 32 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (3.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 30 (3.04%) Ansible
9 27 (2.74%) vCenter Server
10 23 (2.33%) Backup Exec
10 23 (2.33%) NetBackup
10 23 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (2.23%) EMC NetWorker
12 20 (2.03%) Nagios
13 17 (1.72%) PowerCLI
13 17 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (1.62%) Kubernetes
15 14 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
15 14 (1.42%) Terraform
16 13 (1.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 663 (67.17%) Microsoft
2 499 (50.56%) VMware
3 290 (29.38%) Cisco
4 226 (22.90%) Citrix
5 156 (15.81%) HP
6 84 (8.51%) CheckPoint
7 75 (7.60%) Veeam
8 66 (6.69%) Palo Alto
9 62 (6.28%) Dell
10 59 (5.98%) Meraki
11 50 (5.07%) Juniper
11 50 (5.07%) Symantec
12 45 (4.56%) SolarWinds
13 40 (4.05%) F5
14 38 (3.85%) NetApp
15 36 (3.65%) Infoblox
16 35 (3.55%) Red Hat
16 35 (3.55%) SonicWALL
17 33 (3.34%) EMC
18 29 (2.94%) Aruba