Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 186 185
Rank change year-on-year -117 -1 +59
Permanent jobs citing DHCP 264 80 113
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.94% 1.21% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 9.02% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 203 69 85
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £43,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -28.00% +47.06%
75th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,936 887 1,023
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.44% 13.46% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,267 784 860
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

DHCP
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing DHCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

DHCP trend for jobs with a WFH option

DHCP
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing DHCP.

DHCP salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

DHCP
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing DHCP over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

DHCP salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, DHCP job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for DHCP.

1 252 (95.45%) DNS
2 152 (57.58%) Active Directory
3 147 (55.68%) Windows
4 140 (53.03%) Microsoft
5 132 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
6 119 (45.08%) Azure
6 119 (45.08%) Firewall
7 115 (43.56%) Windows Server
8 111 (42.05%) VPN
9 109 (41.29%) VMware
10 95 (35.98%) VLAN
11 91 (34.47%) TCP/IP
12 70 (26.52%) Social Skills
13 69 (26.14%) WAN
14 68 (25.76%) Cisco
15 67 (25.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 63 (23.86%) LAN
17 56 (21.21%) PowerShell
18 53 (20.08%) Windows Server 2012
18 53 (20.08%) IPv6
19 52 (19.70%) Linux
19 52 (19.70%) ITIL
20 50 (18.94%) SharePoint
21 49 (18.56%) MPLS
21 49 (18.56%) Wireless
22 48 (18.18%) Project Management
23 47 (17.80%) Hyper-V
23 47 (17.80%) Windows Server 2019
24 46 (17.42%) SQL Server
25 45 (17.05%) Migration

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 50 (18.94%) SharePoint
2 34 (12.88%) IIS
3 28 (10.61%) MS Exchange
4 20 (7.58%) Confluence
5 13 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.92%) WordPress
6 12 (4.55%) Apache
7 11 (4.17%) CMS
7 11 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (4.17%) Umbraco
8 10 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (3.79%) nginx
9 6 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.38%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.14%) InfoPath
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.17%) Sage 200
2 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Magento
3 1 (0.38%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.38%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 132 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
2 119 (45.08%) Azure
3 44 (16.67%) AWS
4 29 (10.98%) OneDrive
5 26 (9.85%) IaaS
6 20 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (7.20%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (6.06%) PaaS
9 15 (5.68%) Mimecast
10 13 (4.92%) SaaS
11 12 (4.55%) Azure App Service
12 10 (3.79%) AWS Direct Connect
13 2 (0.76%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.76%) Slack
14 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.38%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.38%) GitHub
14 1 (0.38%) Serverless
14 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 252 (95.45%) DNS
2 119 (45.08%) Firewall
3 111 (42.05%) VPN
4 95 (35.98%) VLAN
5 91 (34.47%) TCP/IP
6 69 (26.14%) WAN
7 63 (23.86%) LAN
8 53 (20.08%) IPv6
9 49 (18.56%) MPLS
9 49 (18.56%) Wireless
10 32 (12.12%) HTTP
11 30 (11.36%) Ethernet
11 30 (11.36%) SSL
12 29 (10.98%) IPsec
13 28 (10.61%) Internet
14 27 (10.23%) BGP
14 27 (10.23%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (9.47%) Broadband
16 24 (9.09%) IPv4
17 22 (8.33%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.92%) MariaDB
4 7 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) ClickHouse
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.38%) MS Access
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (7.58%) JIRA
2 14 (5.30%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.38%) GitLab
General
1 70 (26.52%) Social Skills
2 16 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.55%) Retail
4 11 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (3.79%) Documentation Skills
5 10 (3.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 9 (3.41%) Finance
7 8 (3.03%) Aerospace
7 8 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.27%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.89%) Law
10 2 (0.76%) Games
10 2 (0.76%) Legal
10 2 (0.76%) Local Government
10 2 (0.76%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Electronics
11 1 (0.38%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.38%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 40 (15.15%) Analyst
2 32 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
3 28 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 22 (8.33%) Chief Systems Engineer
4 22 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 21 (7.95%) Network Engineer
6 20 (7.58%) IT Support
7 19 (7.20%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (7.20%) IT Engineer
8 17 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (6.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (5.68%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (5.68%) Support Analyst
10 14 (5.30%) Infrastructure Support
10 14 (5.30%) Principal Engineer
11 13 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (4.92%) Consultant
11 13 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 22 (8.33%) RESTful
2 12 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.41%) XML
4 8 (3.03%) LAMP
4 8 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
4 8 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (2.65%) LDAP
6 6 (2.27%) Regular Expression
7 5 (1.89%) CSS
8 3 (1.14%) jQuery
8 3 (1.14%) OAuth
8 3 (1.14%) OpenID
8 3 (1.14%) SAML
8 3 (1.14%) XSLT
9 2 (0.76%) .NET
10 1 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.38%) libvirt
10 1 (0.38%) Vuetify.js
10 1 (0.38%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (5.68%) Clustering
5 13 (4.92%) Driving Licence
6 12 (4.55%) User Experience
7 10 (3.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 10 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (3.03%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (2.65%) Replication
10 5 (1.89%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.52%) IVR
11 4 (1.52%) PKI
12 3 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.14%) Internet of Things
12 3 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 147 (55.68%) Windows
2 115 (43.56%) Windows Server
3 53 (20.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (19.70%) Linux
5 47 (17.80%) Windows Server 2019
6 42 (15.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (15.15%) Windows 10
8 22 (8.33%) Android
9 20 (7.58%) CentOS
9 20 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (6.06%) Apple iOS
11 11 (4.17%) Windows 7
12 10 (3.79%) Mac OS X
12 10 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.89%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.89%) Unix
14 3 (1.14%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.38%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.70%) ITIL
2 48 (18.18%) Project Management
3 45 (17.05%) Migration
4 42 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 36 (13.64%) DevOps
7 30 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (10.23%) High Availability
9 26 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (9.09%) Project Delivery
11 23 (8.71%) IT Strategy
12 22 (8.33%) PRINCE2
12 22 (8.33%) Storage Management
13 18 (6.82%) Security Patching
14 17 (6.44%) Configuration Management
14 17 (6.44%) Load Balancing
14 17 (6.44%) Problem Management
15 15 (5.68%) Network Management
16 13 (4.92%) BCP
16 13 (4.92%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 56 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.61%) Python
3 17 (6.44%) SQL
4 12 (4.55%) PHP
5 6 (2.27%) Perl
6 3 (1.14%) Java
6 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.14%) VB
7 2 (0.76%) C
7 2 (0.76%) C++
7 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.76%) VBScript
8 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.38%) Bicep
8 1 (0.38%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (10.61%) CCNA
2 28 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (7.20%) Degree
4 17 (6.44%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.44%) Security Cleared
5 15 (5.68%) CCNP
6 10 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (3.79%) DBS Check
6 10 (3.79%) MCSE
7 9 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (3.03%) JNCIA
8 8 (3.03%) JNCIP
8 8 (3.03%) JNCIS
8 8 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.65%) CCIE
10 6 (2.27%) CISSP
10 6 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.89%) CISM
12 4 (1.52%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.14%) PMO
3 2 (0.76%) NCSC
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 152 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 67 (25.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (17.80%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.82%) vSphere
5 15 (5.68%) iptables
5 15 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (5.30%) Docker
7 11 (4.17%) XenApp
8 6 (2.27%) BitLocker
8 6 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.89%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.52%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.76%) Firmware
12 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.38%) LXC
13 1 (0.38%) pfSense
13 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (14.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 38 (14.39%) Ansible
3 24 (9.09%) WSUS
4 19 (7.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 19 (7.20%) Failover Clustering
5 15 (5.68%) Nagios
5 15 (5.68%) Terraform
6 14 (5.30%) Kubernetes
6 14 (5.30%) Puppet
7 12 (4.55%) Rancher
7 12 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (4.17%) SCCM
9 10 (3.79%) Icinga
9 10 (3.79%) ZABBIX
10 7 (2.65%) Grafana
11 6 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (1.14%) SafeCom
14 2 (0.76%) cPanel
14 2 (0.76%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 140 (53.03%) Microsoft
2 109 (41.29%) VMware
3 68 (25.76%) Cisco
4 28 (10.61%) SolarWinds
5 27 (10.23%) Meraki
6 24 (9.09%) Dell
7 21 (7.95%) Citrix
8 20 (7.58%) Sophos
9 18 (6.82%) Apple
10 16 (6.06%) Veeam
11 14 (5.30%) Oracle
11 14 (5.30%) Red Hat
12 13 (4.92%) HP
12 13 (4.92%) Palo Alto
13 12 (4.55%) Sage
14 11 (4.17%) Juniper
14 11 (4.17%) Sitecore
15 10 (3.79%) BMC
15 10 (3.79%) LogRhythm
15 10 (3.79%) Splunk