Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 219 201
Rank change year-on-year -50 -18 +31
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 1,440 1,124 2,695
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.59% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.94% 10.42% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,184 945 2,249
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,436 £41,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.38% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £51,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +4.00%

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 14,493 10,791 22,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 15.26% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10,108 8,627 17,311
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,356 £25,750
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,024
Median % change year-on-year - +11.05% -4.21%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 18 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 July 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 -47 1,331 £41,500 -1.19% 390
UK excluding London -21 977 £37,500 +4.17% 322
London -85 414 £50,000 -4.76% 83
South East -23 273 £40,000 +10.96% 81
Work from Home -114 224 £45,000 - 47
North of England -28 208 £40,000 +6.67% 99
Midlands -32 188 £35,000 +6.06% 61
South West +9 148 £34,750 +6.92% 38
West Midlands -43 128 £32,500 -7.14% 39
North West -17 94 £41,500 +18.57% 55
East of England -29 90 £40,000 +15.94% 27
Yorkshire -28 86 £37,500 -3.85% 30
East Midlands -14 60 £42,500 +33.86% 22
Scotland -54 35 £34,000 +4.62% 8
Wales -15 31 £37,500 +25.00% 6
North East -6 28 £34,125 -2.50% 14
Northern Ireland -39 4 - - 2
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1,360 (94.44%) DNS
2 1,015 (70.49%) Windows
3 1,002 (69.58%) Active Directory
4 868 (60.28%) Microsoft
5 733 (50.90%) Microsoft 365
6 673 (46.74%) Windows Server
7 633 (43.96%) Azure
8 629 (43.68%) VMware
9 568 (39.44%) Firewall
10 541 (37.57%) TCP/IP
11 415 (28.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 389 (27.01%) PowerShell
13 367 (25.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 358 (24.86%) Social Skills
15 357 (24.79%) Cisco
16 345 (23.96%) VPN
16 345 (23.96%) Hyper-V
17 290 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 286 (19.86%) Linux
19 284 (19.72%) Windows 10
20 283 (19.65%) WAN
21 282 (19.58%) LAN
22 279 (19.38%) ITIL
23 271 (18.82%) VLAN
24 254 (17.64%) Citrix
25 251 (17.43%) MS Exchange
26 242 (16.81%) AWS
27 219 (15.21%) Microsoft Office
28 206 (14.31%) SharePoint
29 196 (13.61%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 251 (17.43%) MS Exchange
2 206 (14.31%) SharePoint
3 89 (6.18%) IIS
4 87 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (2.99%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.81%) Apache
8 21 (1.46%) Confluence
9 18 (1.25%) nginx
10 12 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.35%) CMS
13 5 (0.35%) SAS
13 5 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.35%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.35%) WordPress
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 219 (15.21%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.069%) Maya
7 1 (0.069%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.49%) Sage 200
3 6 (0.42%) Relativity
4 5 (0.35%) Unica
5 4 (0.28%) FastStats
6 3 (0.21%) Magento
6 3 (0.21%) Sage 300 ERP
6 3 (0.21%) Sage CRM
6 3 (0.21%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.14%) assyst
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 733 (50.90%) Microsoft 365
2 633 (43.96%) Azure
3 242 (16.81%) AWS
4 147 (10.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 91 (6.32%) IaaS
6 66 (4.58%) OneDrive
7 63 (4.38%) SaaS
8 61 (4.24%) PaaS
9 38 (2.64%) Mimecast
10 27 (1.88%) GCP
11 24 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (1.53%) Power Platform
13 16 (1.11%) Google Workspace
14 15 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.76%) AWS Direct Connect
16 8 (0.56%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.56%) PowerApps
17 7 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 7 (0.49%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 7 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,360 (94.44%) DNS
2 568 (39.44%) Firewall
3 541 (37.57%) TCP/IP
4 345 (23.96%) VPN
5 283 (19.65%) WAN
6 282 (19.58%) LAN
7 271 (18.82%) VLAN
8 151 (10.49%) SAN
9 150 (10.42%) Wireless
10 120 (8.33%) VoIP
11 112 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
12 107 (7.43%) MPLS
13 84 (5.83%) Internet
14 77 (5.35%) Network Security
15 65 (4.51%) IPv6
16 63 (4.38%) SMTP
17 62 (4.31%) Remote Desktop
18 60 (4.17%) BGP
19 59 (4.10%) Ethernet
20 55 (3.82%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (0.97%) MySQL
3 14 (0.97%) Power BI
4 11 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.56%) MariaDB
5 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2019
8 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.21%) MS Access
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (2.43%) JIRA
2 20 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.35%) Selenium
7 4 (0.28%) GitLab
7 4 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.14%) Maven
9 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.069%) IDA Disassembler
10 1 (0.069%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 358 (24.86%) Social Skills
2 119 (8.26%) Finance
3 93 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 71 (4.93%) Legal
6 61 (4.24%) Law
7 47 (3.26%) Public Sector
8 35 (2.43%) Documentation Skills
9 28 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
11 25 (1.74%) Retail
12 24 (1.67%) Banking
13 20 (1.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 16 (1.11%) Marketing
15 13 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
16 12 (0.83%) Local Government
17 11 (0.76%) Games
18 10 (0.69%) Back Office
18 10 (0.69%) Financial Institution
19 9 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 307 (21.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 262 (18.19%) Support Engineer
3 160 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 157 (10.90%) Analyst
5 155 (10.76%) IT Support
6 152 (10.56%) IT Engineer
7 120 (8.33%) Network Engineer
8 114 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 112 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
10 105 (7.29%) Administrator
11 103 (7.15%) Support Analyst
12 86 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 83 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
14 66 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
15 65 (4.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 64 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 63 (4.38%) IT Support Engineer
18 54 (3.75%) IT Analyst
19 48 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
19 48 (3.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.47%) 802.1X
2 40 (2.78%) LDAP
3 31 (2.15%) RESTful
4 19 (1.32%) LAMP
5 11 (0.76%) Web Services
6 10 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
7 9 (0.63%) .NET
7 9 (0.63%) COM
8 8 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
8 8 (0.56%) Node.js
8 8 (0.56%) SAML
9 7 (0.49%) SOAP
10 6 (0.42%) WSH
11 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.35%) CSS
11 5 (0.35%) ISPF
12 4 (0.28%) GraphQL
12 4 (0.28%) HTML
12 4 (0.28%) JSON
12 4 (0.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 81 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
3 67 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 66 (4.58%) Driving Licence
5 58 (4.03%) Replication
6 52 (3.61%) Clustering
7 38 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
8 26 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 23 (1.60%) PKI
10 22 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 21 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (1.32%) User Experience
13 17 (1.18%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.97%) Fat Client
14 14 (0.97%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.97%) Thin Client
15 13 (0.90%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.76%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.69%) HP Storage
17 10 (0.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1,015 (70.49%) Windows
2 673 (46.74%) Windows Server
3 290 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 286 (19.86%) Linux
5 284 (19.72%) Windows 10
6 196 (13.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 174 (12.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 118 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (5.35%) Windows 7
10 46 (3.19%) Ubuntu
11 43 (2.99%) Android
11 43 (2.99%) CentOS
11 43 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (2.29%) Mac OS X
13 31 (2.15%) Apple iOS
13 31 (2.15%) Mac OS
14 30 (2.08%) Windows XP
15 26 (1.81%) Windows 8
16 21 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (1.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (25.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 279 (19.38%) ITIL
3 168 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (8.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 105 (7.29%) Migration
6 82 (5.69%) Network Management
7 81 (5.63%) Change Management
8 74 (5.14%) Information Security
9 73 (5.07%) DevOps
10 70 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (4.86%) Service Delivery
11 69 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 69 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
12 68 (4.72%) Patch Management
12 68 (4.72%) Project Delivery
12 68 (4.72%) Service Management
13 66 (4.58%) Load Balancing
14 57 (3.96%) Computer Science
15 53 (3.68%) Configuration Management
15 53 (3.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (27.01%) PowerShell
2 175 (12.15%) SQL
3 100 (6.94%) Python
4 41 (2.85%) Bash Shell
5 26 (1.81%) VBScript
6 24 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.25%) Perl
7 18 (1.25%) VB
8 12 (0.83%) PHP
9 10 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.63%) C
11 8 (0.56%) Java
12 6 (0.42%) Ruby
13 5 (0.35%) R
14 4 (0.28%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.21%) VBA
16 2 (0.14%) C#
16 2 (0.14%) C++
16 2 (0.14%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 122 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (5.83%) CCNA
4 79 (5.49%) Security Cleared
5 78 (5.42%) Degree
6 67 (4.65%) CCNP
7 57 (3.96%) MCSE
8 48 (3.33%) MCSA
9 37 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
10 36 (2.50%) SC Cleared
11 32 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (1.94%) MCP
13 26 (1.81%) CISSP
14 19 (1.32%) CISM
15 18 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
15 18 (1.25%) DBS Check
16 17 (1.18%) A+ Certification
17 16 (1.11%) DV Cleared
18 15 (1.04%) CCA
18 15 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.36%) SLA
2 33 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (1.25%) PMO
5 15 (1.04%) ITGC
6 14 (0.97%) GDPR
6 14 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.97%) QA
7 13 (0.90%) NIST
8 9 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.49%) NCSC
10 6 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.35%) COBIT
11 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.21%) GRC
14 2 (0.14%) GLBA
14 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.069%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1,002 (69.58%) Active Directory
2 415 (28.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 345 (23.96%) Hyper-V
4 135 (9.38%) vSphere
5 85 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
6 76 (5.28%) XenDesktop
7 57 (3.96%) XenApp
8 33 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
9 26 (1.81%) iptables
9 26 (1.81%) RHEV
10 25 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (1.11%) Firmware
13 15 (1.04%) Docker
14 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 14 (0.97%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.90%) DFS Replication
15 13 (0.90%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.83%) NFS
17 11 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 150 (10.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 132 (9.17%) SCCM
3 74 (5.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 67 (4.65%) WSUS
5 63 (4.38%) Ansible
6 44 (3.06%) SCOM
7 32 (2.22%) Puppet
7 32 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (1.81%) Backup Exec
9 25 (1.74%) Kubernetes
10 22 (1.53%) FortiGate
10 22 (1.53%) Terraform
11 20 (1.39%) Nessus
12 19 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
12 19 (1.32%) vCenter Server
13 17 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (1.04%) Grafana
15 12 (0.83%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
16 11 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 868 (60.28%) Microsoft
2 629 (43.68%) VMware
3 357 (24.79%) Cisco
4 254 (17.64%) Citrix
5 127 (8.82%) Veeam
6 122 (8.47%) Dell
7 102 (7.08%) Meraki
8 99 (6.88%) HP
9 65 (4.51%) Apple
10 62 (4.31%) NetApp
11 50 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 49 (3.40%) Palo Alto
12 49 (3.40%) Sophos
13 46 (3.19%) Red Hat
14 44 (3.06%) Aruba
15 43 (2.99%) McAfee
16 39 (2.71%) IBM
17 38 (2.64%) Symantec
18 37 (2.57%) CheckPoint
18 37 (2.57%) F5