Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 221 212
Rank change year-on-year +41 -9 +16
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 2,768 2,613 3,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 1.57% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.67% 10.50% 10.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,285 2,242 2,603
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.33%
10th Percentile £24,512 £22,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -2.78%

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 21,847 24,883 28,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,551 19,776 22,817
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +45 2,601 £40,000 +5.26% 573
UK excluding London +44 1,757 £37,500 +4.17% 477
London +32 919 £42,500 - 134
South East +26 526 £35,500 -5.33% 152
North of England +57 463 £37,500 +4.17% 123
North West +85 283 £37,500 +7.14% 67
Midlands +24 273 £32,500 -7.14% 57
East of England +59 221 £40,000 +6.67% 53
West Midlands +65 206 £33,500 -5.63% 37
South West +61 193 £42,500 +29.28% 54
Yorkshire -7 170 £37,500 - 49
East Midlands -29 67 £30,000 -7.69% 20
Scotland +18 44 £46,250 +26.71% 21
Wales -14 26 £40,000 - 12
North East +20 10 £43,458 +58.03% 7
Northern Ireland -5 7 £32,000 +16.36% 5
Isle of Man - 5 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 2,626 (94.87%) DNS
2 2,169 (78.36%) Windows
3 2,116 (76.45%) Active Directory
4 1,560 (56.36%) Microsoft
5 1,373 (49.60%) VMware
6 1,360 (49.13%) Windows Server
7 1,281 (46.28%) Office 365
8 1,140 (41.18%) TCP/IP
9 1,002 (36.20%) Firewall
10 878 (31.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 868 (31.36%) Azure
12 843 (30.46%) Cisco
13 826 (29.84%) ITIL
14 756 (27.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 726 (26.23%) MS Exchange
16 664 (23.99%) Hyper-V
17 661 (23.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 655 (23.66%) PowerShell
19 638 (23.05%) WAN
20 632 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
21 606 (21.89%) Citrix
22 600 (21.68%) LAN
23 592 (21.39%) VPN
24 536 (19.36%) Windows 10
25 473 (17.09%) Linux
26 468 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
27 462 (16.69%) Microsoft Office
28 454 (16.40%) SCCM
29 422 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
30 399 (14.41%) 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
1 726 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 279 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 277 (10.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 276 (9.97%) SharePoint
5 212 (7.66%) Skype for Business
6 209 (7.55%) IIS
7 76 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 58 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 44 (1.59%) Confluence
10 42 (1.52%) Apache
11 34 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (0.83%) nginx
13 21 (0.76%) SAS
14 15 (0.54%) CMS
14 15 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
16 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.36%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 462 (16.69%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.22%) CINEMA 4D
6 6 (0.22%) Maya
6 6 (0.22%) MODO
6 6 (0.22%) NUKE
7 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.036%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.036%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (0.25%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.14%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.11%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.036%) assyst
6 1 (0.036%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.036%) Magento
6 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.036%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.036%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.036%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,281 (46.28%) Office 365
2 868 (31.36%) Azure
3 319 (11.52%) AWS
4 157 (5.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 106 (3.83%) OneDrive
6 100 (3.61%) SaaS
7 86 (3.11%) IaaS
8 54 (1.95%) Mimecast
9 49 (1.77%) G Suite
10 48 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
11 42 (1.52%) Azure Stack
12 33 (1.19%) PaaS
13 29 (1.05%) Amazon S3
14 25 (0.90%) GitHub
15 22 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (0.79%) GCP
16 21 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 17 (0.61%) Power Platform
18 16 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 15 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2,626 (94.87%) DNS
2 1,140 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 1,002 (36.20%) Firewall
4 638 (23.05%) WAN
5 600 (21.68%) LAN
6 592 (21.39%) VPN
7 389 (14.05%) SAN
8 340 (12.28%) VLAN
9 296 (10.69%) Wireless
10 265 (9.57%) Skype
11 250 (9.03%) VoIP
12 185 (6.68%) Network Security
13 183 (6.61%) MPLS
14 153 (5.53%) Internet
15 131 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
16 128 (4.62%) NAS
17 124 (4.48%) NetScaler
18 119 (4.30%) BGP
19 118 (4.26%) OSPF
20 117 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 50 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 25 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (0.76%) MySQL
7 19 (0.69%) Big Data
8 17 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (0.43%) Power BI
10 11 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (0.40%) Redis
11 8 (0.29%) SAP BW
12 7 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.25%) MS Access
12 7 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.22%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (2.71%) JIRA
2 49 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 43 (1.55%) TestRail
4 41 (1.48%) Jenkins
5 40 (1.45%) Zephyr
6 28 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (0.94%) Git (software)
8 15 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.47%) Subversion
9 13 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.40%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.36%) GitLab
12 8 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.22%) Terragrunt
14 5 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.18%) WinDbg
15 3 (0.11%) Hudson
15 3 (0.11%) InstallShield
15 3 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 399 (14.41%) Finance
2 140 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 135 (4.88%) Retail
4 84 (3.03%) Law
5 75 (2.71%) Public Sector
6 71 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 68 (2.46%) Legal
8 40 (1.45%) Banking
9 33 (1.19%) Marketing
10 23 (0.83%) Electronics
11 19 (0.69%) Advertising
12 15 (0.54%) Automotive
13 13 (0.47%) Back Office
13 13 (0.47%) Publishing
14 12 (0.43%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.40%) Games
16 10 (0.36%) German Language
16 10 (0.36%) Online Betting
17 9 (0.33%) French Language
18 8 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 540 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 406 (14.67%) Support Engineer
3 362 (13.08%) Analyst
4 310 (11.20%) IT Engineer
5 287 (10.37%) IT Support
6 228 (8.24%) Network Engineer
7 180 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 172 (6.21%) Support Analyst
9 164 (5.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 160 (5.78%) IT Support Engineer
11 146 (5.27%) Administrator
12 139 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
13 133 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
14 132 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
15 114 (4.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 106 (3.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 104 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
18 103 (3.72%) IT Analyst
19 100 (3.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 84 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.07%) LDAP
2 58 (2.10%) Web Services
3 37 (1.34%) 802.1X
4 23 (0.83%) .NET
5 21 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
6 16 (0.58%) Kafka
7 11 (0.40%) Software Packaging
8 10 (0.36%) MAPI
8 10 (0.36%) Middleware
8 10 (0.36%) XML
9 7 (0.25%) CGI
9 7 (0.25%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.22%) HTML
11 5 (0.18%) COM
11 5 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.14%) Apache Flex
12 4 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
12 4 (0.14%) Yocto
13 3 (0.11%) SAML
13 3 (0.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 237 (8.56%) Data Centre
2 214 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (7.26%) Self-Motivation
4 149 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 115 (4.15%) Clustering
6 108 (3.90%) Replication
7 90 (3.25%) PKI
8 75 (2.71%) Driving Licence
9 63 (2.28%) Public Cloud
10 60 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
11 35 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 35 (1.26%) Thin Client
12 32 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 31 (1.12%) iPhone
14 28 (1.01%) Blackberry
15 27 (0.98%) CMDB
15 27 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
15 27 (0.98%) Private Cloud
16 22 (0.79%) Smartphone
17 20 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,169 (78.36%) Windows
2 1,360 (49.13%) Windows Server
3 756 (27.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 632 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 536 (19.36%) Windows 10
6 473 (17.09%) Linux
7 365 (13.19%) Windows 7
8 227 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 168 (6.07%) Unix
9 168 (6.07%) Windows 8
10 82 (2.96%) Mac OS
11 58 (2.10%) CentOS
12 56 (2.02%) Android
13 50 (1.81%) Ubuntu
14 46 (1.66%) Apple iOS
15 45 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 44 (1.59%) Mac OS X
17 43 (1.55%) Solaris
18 34 (1.23%) Windows XP
19 24 (0.87%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (29.84%) ITIL
2 661 (23.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 393 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
4 238 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 201 (7.26%) Migration
6 193 (6.97%) Change Management
7 165 (5.96%) Project Management
8 161 (5.82%) DevOps
9 159 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
9 159 (5.74%) Service Management
10 155 (5.60%) Patch Management
11 154 (5.56%) Project Delivery
12 151 (5.46%) Mentoring
13 129 (4.66%) High Availability
14 126 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 121 (4.37%) Incident Management
16 117 (4.23%) Service Delivery
17 112 (4.05%) Information Security
17 112 (4.05%) Problem Management
18 106 (3.83%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 655 (23.66%) PowerShell
2 345 (12.46%) SQL
3 171 (6.18%) Python
4 88 (3.18%) Bash Shell
5 66 (2.38%) PHP
6 62 (2.24%) C
7 57 (2.06%) VBScript
8 55 (1.99%) JavaScript
9 43 (1.55%) Ruby
9 43 (1.55%) Shell Script
10 24 (0.87%) Perl
11 19 (0.69%) VB
12 16 (0.58%) Java
13 14 (0.51%) C#
14 11 (0.40%) PHP 5
14 11 (0.40%) PHP 7
15 10 (0.36%) C++
15 10 (0.36%) Go
16 5 (0.18%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 468 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 422 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
3 296 (10.69%) CCNA
4 264 (9.54%) MCSE
5 257 (9.28%) Degree
6 240 (8.67%) MCSA
7 197 (7.12%) CCNP
8 141 (5.09%) MCP
9 131 (4.73%) Security Cleared
10 104 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 84 (3.03%) DBS Check
12 74 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
13 61 (2.20%) DV Cleared
14 60 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
15 57 (2.06%) CCIE
16 56 (2.02%) SC Cleared
17 51 (1.84%) MCITP
18 49 (1.77%) CCA
19 46 (1.66%) RHCE
20 39 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (9.18%) SLA
2 89 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 42 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 37 (1.34%) GDPR
6 33 (1.19%) QA
7 15 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.40%) COBIT
10 8 (0.29%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.25%) PMO
12 6 (0.22%) NIST
13 2 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.072%) DICOM
13 2 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.036%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.036%) BS7799
14 1 (0.036%) GxP
14 1 (0.036%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,116 (76.45%) Active Directory
2 878 (31.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 664 (23.99%) Hyper-V
4 269 (9.72%) vSphere
5 260 (9.39%) XenApp
6 219 (7.91%) XenDesktop
7 182 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
8 87 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
9 74 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
10 67 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 55 (1.99%) Firmware
12 54 (1.95%) Terminal Services
13 35 (1.26%) NFS
14 34 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 32 (1.16%) Docker
16 26 (0.94%) DFS Replication
17 24 (0.87%) Terminal Server
18 21 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
19 18 (0.65%) BitLocker
20 14 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 454 (16.40%) SCCM
2 190 (6.86%) WSUS
3 136 (4.91%) SCOM
4 118 (4.26%) Ansible
5 97 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 66 (2.38%) Backup Exec
7 62 (2.24%) Puppet
8 50 (1.81%) vCenter Server
9 47 (1.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 47 (1.70%) Terraform
10 44 (1.59%) SCOrch
11 43 (1.55%) FortiGate
12 40 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
13 35 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
14 32 (1.16%) Kibana
14 32 (1.16%) Kubernetes
14 32 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
15 30 (1.08%) Nagios
16 27 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
17 26 (0.94%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,560 (56.36%) Microsoft
2 1,373 (49.60%) VMware
3 843 (30.46%) Cisco
4 606 (21.89%) Citrix
5 333 (12.03%) HP
6 238 (8.60%) Dell
7 202 (7.30%) Veeam
8 136 (4.91%) Meraki
9 131 (4.73%) Symantec
10 102 (3.68%) Palo Alto
11 101 (3.65%) Juniper
11 101 (3.65%) SolarWinds
12 88 (3.18%) CheckPoint
13 83 (3.00%) Apple
13 83 (3.00%) NetApp
13 83 (3.00%) Splunk
14 80 (2.89%) F5
15 76 (2.75%) IBM
16 75 (2.71%) Red Hat
17 74 (2.67%) Avaya