Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 656 793 895
Rank change year-on-year +137 +102 +83
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 98 244 228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.51% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 93 192 189
Median annual salary £72,500 £65,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.69% +9.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,000 £45,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -22.73% -8.33% +20.00%

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 24,061 48,263 59,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.49% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,789 37,483 46,262
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 18 January 2021.

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

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Top 14 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 18 January 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 +139 88 £72,500 +9.85% 10
London +129 51 £85,000 +13.33% 5
UK excluding London +154 46 £42,500 -22.73% 6
North of England +94 23 £42,500 -22.00% 3
Work from Home -45 19 £90,000 +33.33% 1
North West +103 17 £42,500 -22.00% 3
South East +118 9 £33,000 -40.00% 1
Scotland +35 9 £50,000 +96.08% 1
Yorkshire +57 5 £72,500 +62.04%
Midlands +101 4 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands +67 3 £67,500 +22.73% 1
East of England +102 1 £72,500 -3.33%
East Midlands +65 1 £50,000 -13.04%
North East +14 1 £72,500 -2.03%

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 48 (48.98%) AWS
2 47 (47.96%) Firewall
3 43 (43.88%) Linux
4 42 (42.86%) Azure
5 40 (40.82%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (35.71%) SIEM
7 28 (28.57%) VMware
8 27 (27.55%) Cisco
8 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
9 25 (25.51%) Network Security
10 23 (23.47%) Windows
11 22 (22.45%) TCP/IP
11 22 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (20.41%) IaaS
12 20 (20.41%) DDoS Mitigation
13 19 (19.39%) Security Operations
13 19 (19.39%) PaaS
13 19 (19.39%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (18.37%) WAN
14 18 (18.37%) Office 365
15 17 (17.35%) Information Security
16 16 (16.33%) Configuration Management
16 16 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 15 (15.31%) Docker
17 15 (15.31%) Public Cloud
17 15 (15.31%) CCNP
17 15 (15.31%) SaaS
18 14 (14.29%) SCCM
18 14 (14.29%) VPN
18 14 (14.29%) Mimecast

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 13 (13.27%) Apache
2 12 (12.24%) IIS
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 48 (48.98%) AWS
2 42 (42.86%) Azure
3 20 (20.41%) IaaS
4 19 (19.39%) PaaS
5 18 (18.37%) Office 365
6 15 (15.31%) SaaS
7 14 (14.29%) GCP
7 14 (14.29%) Mimecast
8 6 (6.12%) Rackspace Cloud
9 4 (4.08%) Akamai
9 4 (4.08%) Serverless
10 3 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (3.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (2.04%) Amazon S3
11 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (2.04%) Cloud9 IDE
11 2 (2.04%) CloudFront
11 2 (2.04%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (47.96%) Firewall
2 25 (25.51%) Network Security
3 22 (22.45%) TCP/IP
4 18 (18.37%) WAN
5 14 (14.29%) VPN
6 13 (13.27%) BGP
6 13 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (13.27%) LAN
7 12 (12.24%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (12.24%) VLAN
7 12 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (11.22%) OSPF
9 7 (7.14%) IPsec
10 6 (6.12%) DNS
11 5 (5.10%) EIGRP
11 5 (5.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (5.10%) Internet
11 5 (5.10%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (5.10%) IPv4
11 5 (5.10%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.06%) Big Data
2 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.06%) MySQL
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.04%) Redis
3 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.02%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.02%) CircleCI
4 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.02%) GitLab
4 1 (1.02%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.02%) JIRA
4 1 (1.02%) JUnit
4 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (11.22%) Law
2 6 (6.12%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.24%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (11.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (11.22%) Consultant
3 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.22%) Security Consultant
3 11 (11.22%) Security Engineer
4 10 (10.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.20%) Architect
5 9 (9.18%) Cloud Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (6.12%) Platform Architect
6 6 (6.12%) Product Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Tester
7 5 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.10%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Security Product Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Service Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) Web Services
2 7 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (5.10%) Node.js
4 3 (3.06%) CSS
4 3 (3.06%) HTML
4 3 (3.06%) REST
4 3 (3.06%) SOAP
4 3 (3.06%) XML
5 2 (2.04%) Kafka
6 1 (1.02%) LAMP
6 1 (1.02%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.02%) RESTful
6 1 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.02%) Spring
6 1 (1.02%) Spring Batch
6 1 (1.02%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.02%) Spring Security
6 1 (1.02%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Public Cloud
2 12 (12.24%) PKI
3 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
5 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
6 7 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (4.08%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (4.08%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (3.06%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (3.06%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.02%) Blog
9 1 (1.02%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.02%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (1.02%) Reinsurance
9 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.88%) Linux
2 23 (23.47%) Windows
3 12 (12.24%) Windows 7
4 11 (11.22%) Unix
5 6 (6.12%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) MVS
6 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.82%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (35.71%) SIEM
3 20 (20.41%) DDoS Mitigation
4 19 (19.39%) Security Operations
5 17 (17.35%) Information Security
6 16 (16.33%) Configuration Management
6 16 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (14.29%) DevOps
8 13 (13.27%) Threat Intelligence
9 12 (12.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 12 (12.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 12 (12.24%) E-Commerce
9 12 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (11.22%) Microservices
10 11 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (10.20%) OWASP
11 10 (10.20%) Security Management
12 9 (9.18%) Artificial Intelligence
12 9 (9.18%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.20%) Python
2 5 (5.10%) Java
2 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.10%) SQL
3 4 (4.08%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.06%) C
4 3 (3.06%) C++
5 2 (2.04%) Go
6 1 (1.02%) PHP
6 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (15.31%) CCNP
3 9 (9.18%) AWS Certification
4 8 (8.16%) CISSP
4 8 (8.16%) OSCE
5 7 (7.14%) SANS
6 6 (6.12%) CCIE
6 6 (6.12%) CCNA
6 6 (6.12%) CEPT
6 6 (6.12%) CISM
6 6 (6.12%) EC-Council LPT
6 6 (6.12%) GXPN
7 5 (5.10%) JNCIP
8 4 (4.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (4.08%) CCSP
8 4 (4.08%) JNCIA
8 4 (4.08%) JNCIS
8 4 (4.08%) OSWP
9 3 (3.06%) CREST Certified
9 3 (3.06%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.16%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.12%) NIST
4 5 (5.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (4.08%) GDPR
6 3 (3.06%) NCSC
7 2 (2.04%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 22 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.31%) Docker
3 13 (13.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (14.29%) SCCM
1 14 (14.29%) Terraform
2 8 (8.16%) Ansible
3 7 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.12%) Grafana
4 6 (6.12%) Prometheus
4 6 (6.12%) Puppet
5 4 (4.08%) Opsview
6 2 (2.04%) CSIRT
6 2 (2.04%) Nessus
6 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.02%) CASB
7 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) VMware
2 27 (27.55%) Cisco
2 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.24%) Google
4 9 (9.18%) Juniper
5 8 (8.16%) Splunk
6 7 (7.14%) F5
6 7 (7.14%) Oracle
7 6 (6.12%) Alibaba
7 6 (6.12%) Rackspace
8 4 (4.08%) Brocade
8 4 (4.08%) Foundry
9 3 (3.06%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.04%) Confluent
10 2 (2.04%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.04%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.04%) Rapid7
11 1 (1.02%) Meraki
11 1 (1.02%) Qualys
11 1 (1.02%) Zscaler