Period
to 5 May 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Distributed Denial-of-Service in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Distributed Denial-of-Service over the 6 months to 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK > England
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 738 752 914
Rank change year-on-year +14 +162 -49
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 98 176 175
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.53% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 82 147 129
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,750 £66,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £80,938 £88,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £94,500 £95,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

Distributed Denial-of-Service is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,383 32,935 47,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 36.38% 34.75% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19,894 26,072 36,541
10th Percentile £32,642 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,843 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Distributed Denial-of-Service as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service in England.

Salary trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service in England over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Distributed Denial-of-Service in England

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service within the England region over the 6 months to 5 May 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
London +12 43 £82,500 -2.94% 12
North of England +17 22 £42,500 -29.17% 3
South East +36 20 £63,750 +15.91% 4
North West +24 18 £42,500 -25.11% 1
East of England +39 8 £72,500 -3.33%
West Midlands -2 4 £65,000 +9.24% 1
Midlands -4 4 £65,000 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire -21 3 £72,500 +16.00% 1
South West -7 1 £39,000 -61.00%
North East - 1 £72,500 - 1
Distributed Denial-of-Service
UK

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 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 across the England region with a requirement for Distributed Denial-of-Service.

1 57 (58.16%) Firewall
2 46 (46.94%) Linux
3 40 (40.82%) AWS
3 40 (40.82%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (38.78%) Cisco
5 34 (34.69%) Azure
6 32 (32.65%) SIEM
6 32 (32.65%) TCP/IP
7 30 (30.61%) VPN
8 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
8 27 (27.55%) Information Security
8 27 (27.55%) Network Security
8 27 (27.55%) DDoS Mitigation
8 27 (27.55%) Security Operations
9 25 (25.51%) VMware
9 25 (25.51%) WAN
10 24 (24.49%) BGP
11 22 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (22.45%) Microsoft 365
12 21 (21.43%) LAN
13 20 (20.41%) Windows
14 19 (19.39%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (19.39%) IPsec
14 19 (19.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (18.37%) DNS
16 17 (17.35%) E-Commerce
16 17 (17.35%) Configuration Management
16 17 (17.35%) SCCM
16 17 (17.35%) VLAN
17 16 (16.33%) Hyper-V

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (14.29%) Apache
1 14 (14.29%) IIS
2 12 (12.24%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.02%) CMS
4 1 (1.02%) Confluence
4 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (40.82%) AWS
2 34 (34.69%) Azure
3 22 (22.45%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (16.33%) Mimecast
5 14 (14.29%) IaaS
6 12 (12.24%) PaaS
7 11 (11.22%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (8.16%) AWS Direct Connect
8 8 (8.16%) SaaS
9 6 (6.12%) GCP
10 5 (5.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (4.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (3.06%) Akamai
12 3 (3.06%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (3.06%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
12 3 (3.06%) CloudFront
12 3 (3.06%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (3.06%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 57 (58.16%) Firewall
2 32 (32.65%) TCP/IP
3 30 (30.61%) VPN
4 27 (27.55%) Network Security
5 25 (25.51%) WAN
6 24 (24.49%) BGP
7 21 (21.43%) LAN
8 19 (19.39%) IPsec
8 19 (19.39%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (18.37%) DNS
10 17 (17.35%) VLAN
11 15 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (15.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (12.24%) DHCP
12 12 (12.24%) IPv6
13 10 (10.20%) OSPF
14 9 (9.18%) SNMP
15 8 (8.16%) HTTPS
15 8 (8.16%) Internet
15 8 (8.16%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.02%) Big Data
3 1 (1.02%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.02%) MySQL
3 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.02%) Redis
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.02%) JIRA
2 1 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (15.31%) Social Skills
2 10 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.12%) Law
5 4 (4.08%) Retail
6 3 (3.06%) Finance
7 2 (2.04%) Advertising
7 2 (2.04%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (2.04%) Legal
7 2 (2.04%) Marketing
7 2 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 13 (13.27%) Analyst
2 13 (13.27%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Security Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Consultant
6 8 (8.16%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Architect
7 7 (7.14%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Security Consultant
8 6 (6.12%) Security Manager
9 5 (5.10%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (5.10%) Platform Architect
10 4 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) IT Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 4 (4.08%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (4.08%) SOAP
1 4 (4.08%) Web Services
1 4 (4.08%) XML
2 3 (3.06%) Kafka
2 3 (3.06%) Node.js
3 2 (2.04%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.04%) ISPF
4 1 (1.02%) .NET
4 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.02%) LDAP
4 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.02%) SAML
4 1 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Public Cloud
2 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.14%) PKI
5 6 (6.12%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.06%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.04%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.02%) Blog
9 1 (1.02%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.02%) Clustering
9 1 (1.02%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.02%) Life Science
9 1 (1.02%) Replication
9 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (46.94%) Linux
2 20 (20.41%) Windows
3 14 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.16%) CentOS
5 7 (7.14%) Unix
6 5 (5.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.82%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (32.65%) SIEM
3 27 (27.55%) DDoS Mitigation
3 27 (27.55%) Information Security
3 27 (27.55%) Security Operations
4 19 (19.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (17.35%) Configuration Management
5 17 (17.35%) E-Commerce
6 15 (15.31%) OWASP
7 13 (13.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 13 (13.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (12.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 12 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (12.24%) Threat Intelligence
9 11 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (11.22%) High Availability
9 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure as Code
9 11 (11.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (9.18%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) Python
2 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.08%) SQL
4 3 (3.06%) Go
5 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.02%) Java
6 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) CCNP
1 12 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (11.22%) CISSP
3 6 (6.12%) CISM
4 5 (5.10%) AWS Certification
4 5 (5.10%) CISA
5 4 (4.08%) CCIE
5 4 (4.08%) CCNA
5 4 (4.08%) CEPT
5 4 (4.08%) Degree
5 4 (4.08%) EC-Council LPT
5 4 (4.08%) GXPN
5 4 (4.08%) JNCIP
5 4 (4.08%) OSCE
5 4 (4.08%) OSWP
5 4 (4.08%) SANS
6 3 (3.06%) GCIH
6 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.20%) NIST
2 10 (10.20%) PCI DSS
3 8 (8.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (4.08%) NCSC
5 3 (3.06%) GDPR
6 2 (2.04%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (2.04%) PMO
7 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (16.33%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.18%) Docker
4 8 (8.16%) iptables
5 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) SCCM
2 14 (14.29%) Ansible
3 12 (12.24%) Grafana
4 11 (11.22%) Puppet
4 11 (11.22%) Terraform
5 8 (8.16%) Icinga
5 8 (8.16%) ZABBIX
6 6 (6.12%) Nessus
7 5 (5.10%) CASB
7 5 (5.10%) Kubernetes
8 4 (4.08%) Prometheus
9 3 (3.06%) CSIRT
10 2 (2.04%) FortiGate
10 2 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (1.02%) Opsview
Vendors
1 38 (38.78%) Cisco
2 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
3 25 (25.51%) VMware
4 8 (8.16%) Splunk
5 7 (7.14%) Juniper
5 7 (7.14%) Palo Alto
6 6 (6.12%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.10%) Rapid7
8 4 (4.08%) F5
8 4 (4.08%) Google
8 4 (4.08%) Meraki
8 4 (4.08%) Oracle
8 4 (4.08%) Qualys
9 3 (3.06%) Alibaba
9 3 (3.06%) Confluent
9 3 (3.06%) Darktrace
9 3 (3.06%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.06%) Nokia
9 3 (3.06%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds