Period
to 20 March 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Distributed Denial-of-Service in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Distributed Denial-of-Service over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 924 914 917
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +58
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 198 273 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.39% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 158 141 249
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £90,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £53,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +13.21% +11.58% -5.00%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 62,136 70,499 68,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.82% 40.05% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 47,475 55,699 55,632
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,155
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.72% +0.32%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Distributed Denial-of-Service as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service.

Salary trend for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Top 15 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 March 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 +17 188 £60,000 - 36
UK excluding London +20 121 £60,000 +13.21% 26
London +23 69 £67,500 -12.90% 12
South East +49 55 £60,000 - 5
Midlands +63 35 £60,000 +50.00% 1
West Midlands +47 33 £60,000 +50.00%
North of England +9 33 £43,500 -13.00% 11
North West +42 25 £43,500 -17.92% 8
East Midlands - 8 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire 0 7 £43,500 -13.00% 1
South West -20 3 £38,500 -16.30% 3
East of England +42 1 - - 4
North East +21 1 £82,500 +21.30% 2
Scotland +8 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 with a requirement for Distributed Denial-of-Service.

1 161 (81.31%) Firewall
2 83 (41.92%) SIEM
3 74 (37.37%) DDoS Mitigation
4 68 (34.34%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (28.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 53 (26.77%) Windows
6 53 (26.77%) VPN
7 51 (25.76%) Linux
7 51 (25.76%) Network Security
8 49 (24.75%) CISSP
9 46 (23.23%) Finance
9 46 (23.23%) Degree
10 43 (21.72%) Intrusion Detection
10 43 (21.72%) Python
11 42 (21.21%) ITIL
11 42 (21.21%) Information Security
12 41 (20.71%) Cisco
13 40 (20.20%) DevOps
14 39 (19.70%) Cybersecurity
15 38 (19.19%) Ansible
16 37 (18.69%) Microsoft
17 33 (16.67%) Service Management
17 33 (16.67%) TOGAF
18 32 (16.16%) Security Cleared
18 32 (16.16%) Active Directory
18 32 (16.16%) Cisco Certification
18 32 (16.16%) ITIL V3
19 31 (15.66%) CISM
20 30 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (15.15%) CEH

Distributed Denial-of-Service
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 20 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.05%) Apache
3 8 (4.04%) nginx
4 6 (3.03%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.53%) IIS
6 3 (1.52%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (34.34%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (28.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (14.65%) IaaS
4 24 (12.12%) PaaS
5 22 (11.11%) SaaS
6 17 (8.59%) Office 365
7 12 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.53%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (2.53%) Serverless
11 2 (1.01%) Akamai
11 2 (1.01%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.51%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (81.31%) Firewall
2 53 (26.77%) VPN
3 51 (25.76%) Network Security
4 43 (21.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (14.65%) WAN
6 21 (10.61%) DNS
6 21 (10.61%) LAN
7 17 (8.59%) TCP/IP
7 17 (8.59%) Wireless
8 16 (8.08%) SSL
8 16 (8.08%) WLAN
9 15 (7.58%) Internet
10 14 (7.07%) BGP
10 14 (7.07%) MPLS
11 13 (6.57%) OSPF
12 10 (5.05%) IPsec
12 10 (5.05%) SNMP
13 9 (4.55%) Ethernet
13 9 (4.55%) SMTP
14 8 (4.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.10%) NoSQL
2 18 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.54%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (3.03%) MySQL
5 6 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.53%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (1.52%) Big Data
8 2 (1.01%) Redis
9 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (11.62%) Jenkins
2 22 (11.11%) Vagrant
3 17 (8.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 17 (8.59%) Hudson
4 16 (8.08%) Git (software)
5 12 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (5.05%) Subversion
6 10 (5.05%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.01%) Ant
7 2 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (23.23%) Finance
2 9 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 9 (4.55%) French Language
2 9 (4.55%) German Language
2 9 (4.55%) Spanish Language
2 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.54%) Legal
4 6 (3.03%) Marketing
5 3 (1.52%) Retail
6 2 (1.01%) Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (27.27%) Security Engineer
2 40 (20.20%) Architect
3 23 (11.62%) Security Architect
3 23 (11.62%) Senior Security Engineer
4 22 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 22 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
5 20 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (10.10%) Senior IT Engineer
6 19 (9.60%) Analyst
6 19 (9.60%) Network Architect
6 19 (9.60%) Security Analyst
7 18 (9.09%) Consultant
8 17 (8.59%) Wintel Engineer
8 17 (8.59%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (7.07%) Security Manager
10 13 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (6.57%) IT Analyst
10 13 (6.57%) IT Security Analyst
10 13 (6.57%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.10%) Web Services
2 10 (5.05%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (4.04%) OAuth
3 8 (4.04%) SAML
4 5 (2.53%) .NET
4 5 (2.53%) LAMP
4 5 (2.53%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (2.53%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.52%) REST
5 3 (1.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.01%) XMPP
7 1 (0.51%) Middleware
7 1 (0.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.13%) Data Centre
1 26 (13.13%) PKI
2 23 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.10%) Management Information System
4 17 (8.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (8.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 14 (7.07%) Blog
6 10 (5.05%) Private Cloud
7 7 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.53%) NHS
9 4 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.52%) CESG
10 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.52%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.01%) Clustering
11 2 (1.01%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.01%) IPTV
11 2 (1.01%) Replication
11 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (26.77%) Windows
2 51 (25.76%) Linux
3 23 (11.62%) Windows Server
4 19 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.04%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.53%) Unix
7 3 (1.52%) Debian
7 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (41.92%) SIEM
2 74 (37.37%) DDoS Mitigation
3 42 (21.21%) Information Security
3 42 (21.21%) ITIL
4 40 (20.20%) DevOps
5 39 (19.70%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (16.67%) Service Management
6 33 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 32 (16.16%) ITIL V3
8 30 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (13.64%) Load Balancing
10 25 (12.63%) Security Architecture
10 25 (12.63%) Service Delivery
11 24 (12.12%) Microservices
12 23 (11.62%) Configuration Management
12 23 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (11.11%) Computer Science
13 22 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (11.11%) Open Source
13 22 (11.11%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.72%) Python
2 24 (12.12%) Java
2 24 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 22 (11.11%) Go
4 20 (10.10%) Ruby
5 10 (5.05%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.03%) PHP
7 5 (2.53%) Perl
7 5 (2.53%) SQL
8 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (24.75%) CISSP
2 46 (23.23%) Degree
3 32 (16.16%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (16.16%) Security Cleared
4 31 (15.66%) CISM
5 30 (15.15%) CEH
6 27 (13.64%) CISA
7 22 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (8.08%) CCNP
9 12 (6.06%) DV Cleared
10 11 (5.56%) SC Cleared
11 9 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (4.55%) CCNA
11 9 (4.55%) Master's Degree
11 9 (4.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (3.54%) OSCP
12 7 (3.54%) RHCE
12 7 (3.54%) RHCSA
13 6 (3.03%) CCIE
13 6 (3.03%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.65%) GDPR
2 27 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (8.08%) PCI DSS
4 9 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (3.03%) COBIT
7 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.51%) RMADS
8 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.62%) Docker
2 23 (11.62%) Hyper-V
3 17 (8.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (5.56%) BitLocker
5 8 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.53%) Varnish
7 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (19.19%) Ansible
2 27 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (12.63%) Puppet
4 23 (11.62%) Terraform
5 22 (11.11%) Packer
6 21 (10.61%) Kubernetes
7 20 (10.10%) Nagios
8 19 (9.60%) SCCM
9 17 (8.59%) Consul
9 17 (8.59%) Docker Swarm
9 17 (8.59%) Grafana
9 17 (8.59%) Graphite
9 17 (8.59%) Opsview
9 17 (8.59%) Salt
9 17 (8.59%) ZABBIX
10 10 (5.05%) SCOM
10 10 (5.05%) SCVMM
11 7 (3.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (3.54%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (2.02%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 41 (20.71%) Cisco
2 37 (18.69%) Microsoft
3 26 (13.13%) Palo Alto
4 22 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 21 (10.61%) CheckPoint
6 19 (9.60%) McAfee
7 18 (9.09%) VMware
8 13 (6.57%) Juniper
9 10 (5.05%) Blue Coat
9 10 (5.05%) F5
9 10 (5.05%) Symantec
10 8 (4.04%) Google
11 7 (3.54%) Radware
11 7 (3.54%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.03%) Citrix
13 5 (2.53%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.02%) EMC
15 3 (1.52%) Mitel
15 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (1.52%) Splunk