Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 214 177 226
Rank change year-on-year -37 +49 -8
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 783 2,711 2,555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.99% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.38% 12.83% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 710 2,278 2,212
Median annual salary £41,598 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,530 £23,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.63% +1.43%

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 7,542 21,126 24,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.24% 15.54% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6,019 16,292 19,168
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -41 728 £42,500 +6.25% 158
UK excluding London -13 525 £35,000 -6.67% 141
London -46 235 £60,000 +33.33% 24
North of England +25 169 £36,500 -2.67% 52
South East +4 159 £32,500 -7.14% 34
North West +19 92 £41,000 +9.33% 21
Midlands +10 91 £37,500 +15.38% 27
Work from Home -4 81 £45,000 -28.00% 14
Yorkshire +55 66 £32,500 -13.33% 25
West Midlands -9 59 £37,500 +15.38% 23
South West +6 39 £37,500 -5.06% 11
East Midlands +48 32 £37,500 +25.00% 4
East of England +12 29 £31,250 -21.88% 10
Wales +31 20 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Scotland +54 17 £31,000 -34.74% 4
North East +29 11 £40,500 -29.88% 6
Northern Ireland +6 1 £55,000 +71.88%

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 765 (97.70%) DNS
2 589 (75.22%) Active Directory
3 578 (73.82%) Windows
4 518 (66.16%) Microsoft
5 440 (56.19%) VMware
6 352 (44.96%) Windows Server
7 348 (44.44%) Office 365
8 291 (37.16%) Firewall
9 288 (36.78%) Azure
10 287 (36.65%) TCP/IP
11 281 (35.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 236 (30.14%) Cisco
13 226 (28.86%) WAN
14 205 (26.18%) ITIL
15 204 (26.05%) LAN
16 201 (25.67%) Hyper-V
17 191 (24.39%) PowerShell
18 174 (22.22%) Citrix
19 169 (21.58%) SAN
20 168 (21.46%) VPN
21 166 (21.20%) Windows Server 2012
22 155 (19.80%) Windows 10
23 151 (19.28%) Windows Server 2016
23 151 (19.28%) Windows Server 2008
24 147 (18.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 145 (18.52%) Linux
26 143 (18.26%) Data Centre
27 138 (17.62%) MS Exchange
28 115 (14.69%) VLAN
28 115 (14.69%) vSphere

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
1 138 (17.62%) MS Exchange
2 63 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 57 (7.28%) Skype for Business
4 42 (5.36%) IIS
5 39 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.64%) Confluence
8 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.38%) Apache
9 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 111 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.32%) MS Visio
3 20 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Q-Pulse
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 348 (44.44%) Office 365
2 288 (36.78%) Azure
3 97 (12.39%) AWS
4 92 (11.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (3.45%) GCP
5 27 (3.45%) IaaS
6 23 (2.94%) Route 53
6 23 (2.94%) Slack
7 16 (2.04%) Mimecast
8 12 (1.53%) PaaS
9 11 (1.40%) OneDrive
10 10 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.89%) SaaS
12 6 (0.77%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.38%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.38%) G Suite
15 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 765 (97.70%) DNS
2 291 (37.16%) Firewall
3 287 (36.65%) TCP/IP
4 226 (28.86%) WAN
5 204 (26.05%) LAN
6 169 (21.58%) SAN
7 168 (21.46%) VPN
8 115 (14.69%) VLAN
9 110 (14.05%) VoIP
10 90 (11.49%) Wireless
11 77 (9.83%) Wi-Fi
12 59 (7.54%) BGP
12 59 (7.54%) Network Security
13 58 (7.41%) MPLS
13 58 (7.41%) OSPF
14 56 (7.15%) Fibre Channel
14 56 (7.15%) Skype
15 49 (6.26%) iSCSI
16 44 (5.62%) Internet
16 44 (5.62%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.47%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.64%) Power BI
5 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.38%) MySQL
8 2 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.26%) Tableau
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.13%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.13%) Redis
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.28%) JIRA
4 7 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.64%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.26%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.26%) Maven
7 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 83 (10.60%) Finance
2 30 (3.83%) Financial Institution
3 24 (3.07%) Law
4 21 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.66%) Banking
6 12 (1.53%) Legal
7 10 (1.28%) Public Sector
8 7 (0.89%) Games
8 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.77%) Retail
10 5 (0.64%) Back Office
11 4 (0.51%) Housing Association
11 4 (0.51%) Military
12 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.38%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
13 2 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.26%) Marketing
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (14.69%) Support Engineer
2 113 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 108 (13.79%) Network Engineer
4 99 (12.64%) Analyst
5 94 (12.01%) IT Engineer
6 79 (10.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 62 (7.92%) IT Support
8 59 (7.54%) Systems Engineer
9 56 (7.15%) 3rd Line Support
10 45 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 41 (5.24%) Server Engineer
12 39 (4.98%) Senior Network Engineer
13 38 (4.85%) IT Analyst
14 36 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
15 33 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 33 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
16 31 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
17 29 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 28 (3.58%) Azure Engineer
19 27 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.47%) LDAP
2 22 (2.81%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.28%) RESTful
4 5 (0.64%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.64%) Web Services
4 5 (0.64%) YAML
5 3 (0.38%) .NET
5 3 (0.38%) WSH
6 2 (0.26%) ADSI
6 2 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.26%) JSON
6 2 (0.26%) Kafka
6 2 (0.26%) SAML
6 2 (0.26%) Spine.js
7 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.13%) Flash
7 1 (0.13%) POSIX
7 1 (0.13%) SOAP
7 1 (0.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 143 (18.26%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.64%) Clustering
3 46 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (4.34%) Replication
6 29 (3.70%) PKI
7 28 (3.58%) Management Information System
8 27 (3.45%) Driving Licence
9 16 (2.04%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.66%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.66%) Reinsurance
10 13 (1.66%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.40%) CMDB
12 7 (0.89%) User Experience
13 6 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.77%) Xbox
14 5 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 578 (73.82%) Windows
2 352 (44.96%) Windows Server
3 166 (21.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 155 (19.80%) Windows 10
5 151 (19.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 151 (19.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 145 (18.52%) Linux
7 82 (10.47%) Windows 7
8 73 (9.32%) Windows Server 2019
9 39 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (4.85%) CentOS
11 35 (4.47%) Mac OS X
12 28 (3.58%) Unix
13 27 (3.45%) Windows 8
14 19 (2.43%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.66%) Data ONTAP
16 12 (1.53%) Debian
17 11 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (1.15%) Android
19 6 (0.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (26.18%) ITIL
2 147 (18.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 84 (10.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 75 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (6.39%) Change Management
5 50 (6.39%) Migration
6 48 (6.13%) Patch Management
7 46 (5.87%) Information Security
8 45 (5.75%) DevOps
9 43 (5.49%) Identity Management
9 43 (5.49%) Project Delivery
10 39 (4.98%) Problem Management
10 39 (4.98%) Server Management
11 36 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
12 33 (4.21%) ITIL V3
13 31 (3.96%) Project Management
14 30 (3.83%) Mentoring
15 28 (3.58%) Kalman Filter
16 27 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (3.45%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 88 (11.24%) SQL
3 52 (6.64%) Python
4 23 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.04%) C
5 16 (2.04%) VB
5 16 (2.04%) VBScript
6 11 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.02%) Java
8 6 (0.77%) Perl
8 6 (0.77%) Ruby
9 5 (0.64%) VBA
10 2 (0.26%) C++
10 2 (0.26%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.13%) C#
11 1 (0.13%) Go
11 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (13.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (9.32%) Security Cleared
4 71 (9.07%) CCNA
5 70 (8.94%) MCSA
6 62 (7.92%) MCSE
7 43 (5.49%) SC Cleared
8 36 (4.60%) DV Cleared
9 35 (4.47%) Server+ Certification
10 34 (4.34%) CCNP
11 33 (4.21%) Degree
12 29 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (2.81%) MCP
14 18 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (1.79%) CCSA
16 10 (1.28%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (0.89%) CISM
18 7 (0.89%) SSCP
19 6 (0.77%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.17%) SLA
2 20 (2.55%) GDPR
3 17 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.02%) NIST
6 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 589 (75.22%) Active Directory
2 281 (35.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (25.67%) Hyper-V
4 115 (14.69%) vSphere
5 69 (8.81%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (5.87%) Virtual Servers
7 43 (5.49%) XenApp
8 32 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (3.19%) XenDesktop
10 22 (2.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 20 (2.55%) VMware Server
12 14 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 12 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (1.28%) VMware NSX
15 9 (1.15%) DFS Replication
15 9 (1.15%) Firmware
16 8 (1.02%) NFS
17 6 (0.77%) KVM
17 6 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
18 5 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 113 (14.43%) SCCM
2 71 (9.07%) WSUS
3 43 (5.49%) Puppet
4 42 (5.36%) Ansible
5 36 (4.60%) SCOM
6 26 (3.32%) Nagios
7 25 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 25 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (3.07%) SCVMM
9 19 (2.43%) Backup Exec
10 15 (1.92%) vCenter Server
11 14 (1.79%) NetBackup
11 14 (1.79%) PowerCLI
12 13 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
13 11 (1.40%) Kubernetes
13 11 (1.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 10 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
16 7 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
16 7 (0.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 518 (66.16%) Microsoft
2 440 (56.19%) VMware
3 236 (30.14%) Cisco
4 174 (22.22%) Citrix
5 78 (9.96%) HP
6 75 (9.58%) Veeam
7 59 (7.54%) CheckPoint
8 57 (7.28%) NetApp
9 54 (6.90%) Palo Alto
10 42 (5.36%) Meraki
11 41 (5.24%) Dell
12 37 (4.73%) Avaya
12 37 (4.73%) SolarWinds
13 34 (4.34%) EMC
14 33 (4.21%) Infoblox
15 31 (3.96%) Red Hat
16 28 (3.58%) F5
16 28 (3.58%) Sophos
17 27 (3.45%) Symantec
18 26 (3.32%) Riverbed