Period
to 8 May 2021

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 8 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 764 763 930
Rank change year-on-year -1 +167 -76
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 112 188 181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.54% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 94 154 132
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,500 £41,350
25th Percentile £41,250 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £79,063 £86,875 £75,000
90th Percentile £89,250 £95,350 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £58,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year -22.22% -0.43% +3.52%

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 32,236 34,521 50,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.39% 34.46% 34.74%
Number of salaries quoted 21,955 27,202 38,591
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Salary Trend

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

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

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

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 8 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
England +7 98 £70,000 +6.06% 21
UK excluding London +20 66 £45,500 -22.22% 13
London +40 43 £82,500 -2.94% 9
Work from Home -139 37 £70,000 -6.67% 5
South East +29 21 £67,500 +22.73% 6
North of England +12 21 £42,500 -29.17% 3
North West +37 17 £42,500 -25.11% 1
East of England +30 8 £72,500 -3.33%
Scotland -18 7 £65,000 +128.07% 1
Wales +29 4 £45,000 -14.29%
West Midlands -6 4 £65,000 +9.24% 2
Midlands -10 4 £65,000 +9.24% 3
Yorkshire -5 3 £72,500 +16.00% 1
South West -21 1 £39,000 -61.00%
North East - 1 £72,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 8 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 with a requirement for Distributed Denial-of-Service.

1 70 (62.50%) Firewall
2 49 (43.75%) Linux
3 48 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (36.61%) AWS
5 39 (34.82%) SIEM
6 37 (33.04%) TCP/IP
6 37 (33.04%) Cisco
7 35 (31.25%) Azure
8 34 (30.36%) Security Operations
9 33 (29.46%) Network Security
9 33 (29.46%) Information Security
10 32 (28.57%) VPN
11 31 (27.68%) DDoS Mitigation
12 27 (24.11%) Microsoft
12 27 (24.11%) VMware
13 24 (21.43%) WAN
13 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (20.54%) Windows
14 23 (20.54%) DNS
14 23 (20.54%) BGP
14 23 (20.54%) Microsoft 365
15 21 (18.75%) LAN
16 20 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 19 (16.96%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (16.96%) IPsec
18 18 (16.07%) Hyper-V
19 17 (15.18%) SCCM
19 17 (15.18%) VLAN
19 17 (15.18%) DHCP
19 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce

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 14 (12.50%) Apache
1 14 (12.50%) IIS
2 13 (11.61%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.89%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 41 (36.61%) AWS
2 35 (31.25%) Azure
3 23 (20.54%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (14.29%) IaaS
4 16 (14.29%) Mimecast
5 13 (11.61%) PaaS
6 11 (9.82%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (8.04%) SaaS
8 8 (7.14%) AWS Direct Connect
9 6 (5.36%) GCP
10 5 (4.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (4.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (3.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (2.68%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (2.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
12 3 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (2.68%) Route 53
12 3 (2.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 70 (62.50%) Firewall
2 37 (33.04%) TCP/IP
3 33 (29.46%) Network Security
4 32 (28.57%) VPN
5 24 (21.43%) WAN
6 23 (20.54%) BGP
6 23 (20.54%) DNS
7 21 (18.75%) LAN
8 19 (16.96%) IPsec
8 19 (16.96%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (15.18%) DHCP
9 17 (15.18%) VLAN
10 15 (13.39%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (13.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (9.82%) IPv6
12 10 (8.93%) SNMP
13 9 (8.04%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (8.04%) OSPF
14 8 (7.14%) Internet
14 8 (7.14%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) NoSQL
1 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.89%) Big Data
4 1 (0.89%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.89%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.89%) Redis
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (14.29%) Social Skills
2 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.14%) Finance
4 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.25%) Banking
5 6 (5.36%) Law
6 4 (3.57%) Retail
7 3 (2.68%) Marketing
8 2 (1.79%) Advertising
8 2 (1.79%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.79%) Legal
8 2 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 14 (12.50%) Network Engineer
1 14 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 13 (11.61%) Analyst
3 12 (10.71%) Consultant
3 12 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Security Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Architect
7 7 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.36%) Cloud Consultant
8 6 (5.36%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Platform Architect
10 4 (3.57%) Chief Information Security Officer
10 4 (3.57%) Ethical Hacker
10 4 (3.57%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 4 (3.57%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (3.57%) SOAP
1 4 (3.57%) Web Services
1 4 (3.57%) XML
2 3 (2.68%) Kafka
2 3 (2.68%) Node.js
3 2 (1.79%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.79%) ISPF
3 2 (1.79%) LDAP
3 2 (1.79%) SAML
4 1 (0.89%) .NET
4 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.04%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
4 8 (7.14%) PKI
5 6 (5.36%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.79%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.89%) Blog
10 1 (0.89%) Clustering
10 1 (0.89%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.89%) Life Science
10 1 (0.89%) Replication
10 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (43.75%) Linux
2 23 (20.54%) Windows
3 14 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.14%) CentOS
5 7 (6.25%) Unix
6 6 (5.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (34.82%) SIEM
3 34 (30.36%) Security Operations
4 33 (29.46%) Information Security
5 31 (27.68%) DDoS Mitigation
6 20 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (15.18%) Configuration Management
7 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce
8 15 (13.39%) OWASP
9 14 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (11.61%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (11.61%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (11.61%) Security Management
11 12 (10.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 12 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
11 12 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (9.82%) DevOps
12 11 (9.82%) High Availability
12 11 (9.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.36%) Python
2 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
2 5 (4.46%) SQL
3 3 (2.68%) Go
4 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.89%) Java
5 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (13.39%) CISSP
2 12 (10.71%) CCNP
2 12 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.25%) CISA
3 7 (6.25%) CISM
4 6 (5.36%) AWS Certification
4 6 (5.36%) SANS
5 5 (4.46%) CCNA
6 4 (3.57%) CCIE
6 4 (3.57%) CEPT
6 4 (3.57%) Degree
6 4 (3.57%) EC-Council LPT
6 4 (3.57%) GXPN
6 4 (3.57%) OSCE
6 4 (3.57%) OSWP
6 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.57%) SSCP
7 3 (2.68%) GCIH
7 3 (2.68%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.93%) NIST
2 10 (8.93%) PCI DSS
3 9 (8.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (4.46%) SLA
5 4 (3.57%) COBIT
5 4 (3.57%) GDPR
5 4 (3.57%) NCSC
6 2 (1.79%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (1.79%) PMO
7 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (16.07%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.04%) Docker
4 8 (7.14%) iptables
5 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.79%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (15.18%) SCCM
2 15 (13.39%) Ansible
3 12 (10.71%) Grafana
3 12 (10.71%) Puppet
3 12 (10.71%) Terraform
4 11 (9.82%) Nessus
5 8 (7.14%) Icinga
5 8 (7.14%) ZABBIX
6 6 (5.36%) Kubernetes
7 5 (4.46%) CASB
8 4 (3.57%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.68%) CSIRT
10 2 (1.79%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.89%) Opsview
Vendors
1 37 (33.04%) Cisco
2 27 (24.11%) Microsoft
2 27 (24.11%) VMware
3 10 (8.93%) Splunk
4 8 (7.14%) Qualys
5 7 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 6 (5.36%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.36%) Juniper
7 5 (4.46%) Rapid7
8 4 (3.57%) F5
8 4 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.57%) Google
8 4 (3.57%) Meraki
8 4 (3.57%) Oracle
9 3 (2.68%) Alibaba
9 3 (2.68%) Confluent
9 3 (2.68%) Darktrace
9 3 (2.68%) Nokia
9 3 (2.68%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds