Period
to 28 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DDoS Mitigation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DDoS Mitigation over the 6 months to 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DDoS Mitigation \ Protection \ Detection \ Prevention
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 902 1020 1122
Rank change year-on-year +118 +102 -9
Permanent jobs citing DDoS Mitigation 77 79 86
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.053% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.058% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 46 77 35
Median annual salary £72,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.83% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £31,500 £47,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33% -6.25%

DDoS Mitigation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 109,164 136,674 162,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.24% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 86,514 107,624 132,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

DDoS Mitigation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DDoS Mitigation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DDoS Mitigation in the UK

DDoS Mitigation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DDoS Mitigation.

Salary trend for DDoS Mitigation in the UK

DDoS Mitigation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DDoS Mitigation over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Salary histogram for DDoS Mitigation in the UK

DDoS Mitigation
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DDoS Mitigation within the UK over the 6 months to 28 March 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 +88 63 £85,000 +41.67% 9
London +106 45 £87,500 +25.00% 1
UK excluding London +114 32 £55,000 -8.33% 10
Scotland +49 14 £25,500 - 2
South East +49 8 £55,000 -8.33% 1
North of England +78 4 £67,500 -10.00% 4
Midlands +40 4 £57,500 -4.17% 3
West Midlands +36 4 £57,500 -4.17% 3
North West +47 3 £60,000 -20.00% 2
Work from Home +4 2 £57,250 -4.58%
East of England +55 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Yorkshire +42 1 £75,000 +130.77% 2
South West +37 1 £100,000 +150.00%

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT jobs citing DDoS Mitigation 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 DDoS Mitigation.

1 77 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 57 (74.03%) Network Security
2 57 (74.03%) Firewall
3 39 (50.65%) AWS
4 37 (48.05%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (35.06%) Azure
6 21 (27.27%) Cisco
7 20 (25.97%) VPN
7 20 (25.97%) CCNP
7 20 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (24.68%) WAN
9 17 (22.08%) Internet
9 17 (22.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (22.08%) Docker
10 16 (20.78%) Security Architecture
10 16 (20.78%) SIEM
10 16 (20.78%) Finance
10 16 (20.78%) TOGAF
10 16 (20.78%) Technical Leadership
11 15 (19.48%) MPLS
11 15 (19.48%) LAN
11 15 (19.48%) WLAN
11 15 (19.48%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (19.48%) IaaS
12 14 (18.18%) Fortinet
12 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 13 (16.88%) BGP
13 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
14 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (15.58%) Linux

DDoS Mitigation
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 10 (12.99%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (50.65%) AWS
2 27 (35.06%) Azure
3 15 (19.48%) IaaS
4 11 (14.29%) SaaS
5 10 (12.99%) OpenShift
6 9 (11.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (11.69%) Azure Functions
6 9 (11.69%) PaaS
6 9 (11.69%) Serverless
7 6 (7.79%) Office 365
8 2 (2.60%) Akamai
8 2 (2.60%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 57 (74.03%) Firewall
1 57 (74.03%) Network Security
2 20 (25.97%) VPN
3 19 (24.68%) WAN
4 17 (22.08%) Internet
4 17 (22.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (19.48%) LAN
5 15 (19.48%) MPLS
5 15 (19.48%) WLAN
6 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 13 (16.88%) BGP
8 10 (12.99%) Skype
9 9 (11.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (11.69%) OSPF
9 9 (11.69%) SSL
9 9 (11.69%) Wireless
10 6 (7.79%) HTTP
11 5 (6.49%) IPsec
12 4 (5.19%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (5.19%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Games
3 2 (2.60%) Marketing
3 2 (2.60%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) French Language
4 1 (1.30%) German Language
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 17 (22.08%) Network Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) Consultant
4 13 (16.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) Architect
6 10 (12.99%) Network Consultant
6 10 (12.99%) Security Architect
6 10 (12.99%) Senior Security Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (10.39%) IT Consultant
8 8 (10.39%) Security Manager
9 7 (9.09%) Analyst
10 6 (7.79%) Architecture Manager
10 6 (7.79%) Security Consultant
10 6 (7.79%) Software Engineer
11 5 (6.49%) Security Analyst
11 5 (6.49%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 4 (5.19%) Cloud Architect
12 4 (5.19%) Cloud Consultant
12 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) OAuth
1 6 (7.79%) OpenID
2 3 (3.90%) LDAP
3 2 (2.60%) OAuth2
3 2 (2.60%) Web Services
3 2 (2.60%) XACML
4 1 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 77 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (5.19%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.60%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.60%) Media Streaming
5 2 (2.60%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (2.60%) PKI
5 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.60%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.30%) Blog
6 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (20.78%) Security Architecture
2 16 (20.78%) SIEM
2 16 (20.78%) Technical Leadership
2 16 (20.78%) TOGAF
3 15 (19.48%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (15.58%) DevSecOps
4 12 (15.58%) Information Security
5 11 (14.29%) Presales
6 10 (12.99%) DevOps
6 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 10 (12.99%) Network Architecture
6 10 (12.99%) Network Design
7 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
7 9 (11.69%) Identity Management
7 9 (11.69%) Privileged Identity Management
7 9 (11.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (10.39%) Coaching
8 8 (10.39%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (10.39%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) Python
2 6 (7.79%) Bash Shell
2 6 (7.79%) C
2 6 (7.79%) C++
3 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (25.97%) CCNP
1 20 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.29%) CCNA
3 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.69%) Degree
5 8 (10.39%) CISSP
6 7 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.79%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (5.19%) JNCIP
8 4 (5.19%) JNCIS
9 3 (3.90%) CCDP
9 3 (3.90%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.60%) GCIH
11 1 (1.30%) CCFP
11 1 (1.30%) CHFI
11 1 (1.30%) CSSLP
11 1 (1.30%) ECIH
11 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.49%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.19%) NIST
4 3 (3.90%) COBIT
4 3 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.90%) SLA
5 2 (2.60%) GDPR
5 2 (2.60%) NCSC
6 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Docker
2 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) KVM
4 4 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.60%) Nessus
4 1 (1.30%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) Puppet
4 1 (1.30%) Salt
4 1 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.30%) Suricata
4 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Cisco
2 14 (18.18%) Fortinet
3 12 (15.58%) VMware
4 8 (10.39%) Juniper
4 8 (10.39%) Palo Alto
5 6 (7.79%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) Radware
6 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.90%) F5
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.90%) Splunk
8 2 (2.60%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (2.60%) ForeScout
8 2 (2.60%) Google
8 2 (2.60%) McAfee
8 2 (2.60%) Rapid7
8 2 (2.60%) Sophos
8 2 (2.60%) Symantec
9 1 (1.30%) Riverbed