Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 178 226
Rank change year-on-year -32 +48 +6
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 1,020 2,455 2,356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.95% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.32% 12.97% 10.31%
Number of salaries quoted 971 2,036 2,037
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £60,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% +2.74%

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 9,014 18,934 22,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.08% 15.02% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,165 15,118 18,140
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,850 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -29 955 £40,000 - 192
UK excluding London -8 711 £37,500 +5.63% 158
London -50 278 £55,000 +22.22% 49
North of England +46 244 £37,500 - 57
South East -20 194 £40,000 +10.96% 40
Work from Home -1 152 £45,000 -28.00% 29
North West +37 115 £42,000 +29.23% 41
Yorkshire +18 99 £27,500 -31.25% 10
Midlands -33 96 £37,500 +15.38% 34
South West +28 92 £37,750 +12.69% 8
West Midlands -45 55 £37,500 +13.64% 20
East of England +43 47 £31,500 -21.74% 4
East Midlands +21 41 £37,500 +18.11% 14
North East +48 30 £31,500 -25.88% 6
Wales +15 19 £36,500 -2.67% 3
Scotland +13 18 £36,500 -5.19% 10
Northern Ireland -5 1 £55,000 +71.88% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 982 (96.27%) DNS
2 759 (74.41%) Active Directory
3 731 (71.67%) Windows
4 609 (59.71%) Microsoft
5 555 (54.41%) VMware
6 465 (45.59%) Office 365
7 443 (43.43%) Windows Server
8 395 (38.73%) Firewall
9 393 (38.53%) Azure
10 361 (35.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 323 (31.67%) TCP/IP
12 294 (28.82%) Cisco
13 250 (24.51%) Hyper-V
14 242 (23.73%) PowerShell
15 235 (23.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 232 (22.75%) WAN
17 229 (22.45%) ITIL
17 229 (22.45%) VPN
17 229 (22.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 211 (20.69%) Citrix
18 211 (20.69%) LAN
19 209 (20.49%) Windows 10
20 192 (18.82%) Windows Server 2016
21 183 (17.94%) Linux
22 177 (17.35%) MS Exchange
23 176 (17.25%) VLAN
24 157 (15.39%) SAN
25 148 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
26 143 (14.02%) AWS
27 141 (13.82%) 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
1 177 (17.35%) MS Exchange
2 89 (8.73%) SharePoint
3 53 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (5.20%) Skype for Business
4 50 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (4.80%) IIS
6 11 (1.08%) Apache
7 9 (0.88%) Confluence
8 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.39%) nginx
10 3 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.098%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.098%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.098%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.098%) CMS
12 1 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.098%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.098%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.098%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 122 (11.96%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.29%) Eikon
1 3 (0.29%) Q-Pulse
2 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.098%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 465 (45.59%) Office 365
2 393 (38.53%) Azure
3 143 (14.02%) AWS
4 97 (9.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (4.12%) IaaS
6 38 (3.73%) GCP
7 36 (3.53%) OneDrive
8 30 (2.94%) Mimecast
9 26 (2.55%) SaaS
10 23 (2.25%) Slack
11 22 (2.16%) Route 53
12 18 (1.76%) PaaS
13 14 (1.37%) G Suite
14 12 (1.18%) OpenShift
15 11 (1.08%) Power Platform
16 7 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.69%) GitHub
17 6 (0.59%) PowerApps
18 5 (0.49%) Yammer
19 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 982 (96.27%) DNS
2 395 (38.73%) Firewall
3 323 (31.67%) TCP/IP
4 232 (22.75%) WAN
5 229 (22.45%) VPN
6 211 (20.69%) LAN
7 176 (17.25%) VLAN
8 157 (15.39%) SAN
9 137 (13.43%) VoIP
10 101 (9.90%) Wireless
11 88 (8.63%) Wi-Fi
12 78 (7.65%) Network Security
13 71 (6.96%) MPLS
14 60 (5.88%) NetScaler
15 58 (5.69%) Skype
16 55 (5.39%) BGP
17 54 (5.29%) Internet
18 49 (4.80%) OSPF
19 48 (4.71%) SNMP
20 43 (4.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.49%) CouchDB
5 5 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.39%) Power BI
6 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.29%) MySQL
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.098%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.098%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.098%) Big Data
9 1 (0.098%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.098%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.098%) OLTP
9 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (2.06%) JIRA
2 17 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.59%) GitLab
5 6 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.49%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.39%) Fiddler
7 4 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.098%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.098%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.098%) Maven
8 1 (0.098%) Subversion
General
1 82 (8.04%) Finance
2 50 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.04%) Law
4 23 (2.25%) Banking
5 15 (1.47%) Legal
6 13 (1.27%) Games
6 13 (1.27%) Public Sector
7 9 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 8 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.69%) Marketing
9 7 (0.69%) Retail
10 5 (0.49%) Back Office
10 5 (0.49%) Electronics
10 5 (0.49%) German Language
10 5 (0.49%) Housing Association
11 4 (0.39%) Local Government
11 4 (0.39%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 179 (17.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 154 (15.10%) Support Engineer
3 145 (14.22%) IT Engineer
4 118 (11.57%) Analyst
5 104 (10.20%) Network Engineer
6 89 (8.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 78 (7.65%) IT Support
8 69 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
9 62 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 51 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 49 (4.80%) Administrator
12 47 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 40 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
13 40 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
14 38 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
14 38 (3.73%) Server Engineer
15 37 (3.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 37 (3.63%) Windows Engineer
16 35 (3.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 35 (3.43%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.92%) LDAP
2 22 (2.16%) 802.1X
3 18 (1.76%) RESTful
4 10 (0.98%) Web Services
5 6 (0.59%) REST
6 5 (0.49%) .NET
6 5 (0.49%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.39%) YAML
8 3 (0.29%) ADSI
8 3 (0.29%) OGRE
8 3 (0.29%) SAML
8 3 (0.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (0.29%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (0.29%) WSH
9 2 (0.20%) COM+
9 2 (0.20%) Kafka
9 2 (0.20%) POSIX
9 2 (0.20%) SOAP
9 2 (0.20%) Spine.js
10 1 (0.098%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.61%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.71%) Replication
4 46 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 46 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (4.02%) Clustering
6 27 (2.65%) PKI
7 24 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 22 (2.16%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.18%) User Experience
11 11 (1.08%) Device Driver
11 11 (1.08%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.08%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.88%) Reinsurance
13 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.69%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.59%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 731 (71.67%) Windows
2 443 (43.43%) Windows Server
3 235 (23.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 209 (20.49%) Windows 10
5 192 (18.82%) Windows Server 2016
6 183 (17.94%) Linux
7 148 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 120 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 83 (8.14%) Windows 7
10 39 (3.82%) CentOS
11 36 (3.53%) Mac OS X
12 33 (3.24%) Ubuntu
13 32 (3.14%) Windows 8
14 29 (2.84%) Unix
15 26 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (2.45%) Android
17 20 (1.96%) Debian
18 17 (1.67%) Mac OS
18 17 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 13 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (22.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 229 (22.45%) ITIL
2 99 (9.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 99 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (5.88%) Migration
4 54 (5.29%) DevOps
5 47 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
5 47 (4.61%) Patch Management
5 47 (4.61%) Problem Management
6 44 (4.31%) ITIL V3
6 44 (4.31%) Server Management
7 43 (4.22%) Service Management
8 37 (3.63%) Identity Management
9 36 (3.53%) Information Security
10 35 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
11 34 (3.33%) IT Strategy
11 34 (3.33%) Service Delivery
12 32 (3.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 32 (3.14%) Mentoring
13 31 (3.04%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 242 (23.73%) PowerShell
2 110 (10.78%) SQL
3 73 (7.16%) Python
4 34 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 20 (1.96%) Perl
6 19 (1.86%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.76%) C
8 14 (1.37%) VB
9 10 (0.98%) Java
10 7 (0.69%) Ruby
10 7 (0.69%) VBScript
11 4 (0.39%) AWK
11 4 (0.39%) C++
12 3 (0.29%) sed
13 2 (0.20%) C#
13 2 (0.20%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.20%) PHP
13 2 (0.20%) Tcl
13 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.098%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (9.31%) CCNA
4 83 (8.14%) Security Cleared
5 72 (7.06%) SC Cleared
6 69 (6.76%) CCNP
7 56 (5.49%) MCSE
8 48 (4.71%) MCSA
9 43 (4.22%) MCP
10 35 (3.43%) Degree
11 34 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 23 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 22 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (1.86%) DV Cleared
15 13 (1.27%) CCSA
16 11 (1.08%) SSCP
16 11 (1.08%) VCP6
17 10 (0.98%) Check Point Certification
17 10 (0.98%) JNCIP
18 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (9.61%) SLA
2 34 (3.33%) GDPR
3 26 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (1.27%) NIST
6 11 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 10 (0.98%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.39%) QA
9 3 (0.29%) PMO
10 1 (0.098%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 759 (74.41%) Active Directory
2 361 (35.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (24.51%) Hyper-V
4 133 (13.04%) vSphere
5 97 (9.51%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (5.59%) XenDesktop
7 56 (5.49%) Virtual Servers
7 56 (5.49%) XenApp
8 33 (3.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 24 (2.35%) VMware NSX
10 22 (2.16%) Firmware
10 22 (2.16%) KVM
11 18 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (1.67%) DFS Replication
12 17 (1.67%) VMware Server
13 15 (1.47%) Xen
14 14 (1.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 13 (1.27%) Docker
16 12 (1.18%) NFS
17 11 (1.08%) Samba
Systems Management
1 107 (10.49%) SCCM
2 72 (7.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 65 (6.37%) Ansible
4 54 (5.29%) WSUS
5 52 (5.10%) Puppet
6 37 (3.63%) Nagios
7 29 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (2.65%) SCOM
9 26 (2.55%) Kubernetes
10 24 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (1.67%) Terraform
11 17 (1.67%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.47%) Backup Exec
13 12 (1.18%) HAProxy
14 11 (1.08%) SCOrch
14 11 (1.08%) SCVMM
14 11 (1.08%) vRealize
15 9 (0.88%) AirWatch
15 9 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 8 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 609 (59.71%) Microsoft
2 555 (54.41%) VMware
3 294 (28.82%) Cisco
4 211 (20.69%) Citrix
5 90 (8.82%) Dell
6 80 (7.84%) Veeam
7 76 (7.45%) HP
8 67 (6.57%) Meraki
9 55 (5.39%) NetApp
9 55 (5.39%) SolarWinds
10 53 (5.20%) Red Hat
11 48 (4.71%) EMC
11 48 (4.71%) Sophos
12 43 (4.22%) Avaya
13 42 (4.12%) CheckPoint
14 41 (4.02%) Apple
14 41 (4.02%) Palo Alto
15 30 (2.94%) F5
16 29 (2.84%) McAfee
16 29 (2.84%) Mitel