Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 938 602 809
Rank change year-on-year -336 +207 -3
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 104 100 289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 72 83 193
10th Percentile £45,000 £31,500 £41,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.39% -11.54% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £75,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £80,000 £83,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +35.00% -9.09% -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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 49,209 17,586 49,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.15% 35.83% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29,665 14,308 37,886
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +0.95%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 24 September 2021.

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

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Top 13 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 24 September 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 -308 96 £70,000 +17.15% 20
UK excluding London -248 58 £67,500 +35.00% 9
London -234 44 £82,500 +3.13% 12
South East -150 26 £70,000 +100.00% 1
Work from Home -287 17 £62,500 -5.30% 3
East of England - 16 - - 2
West Midlands -94 6 £65,000 +9.24% 1
Midlands -106 6 £65,000 +24.40% 1
North West -98 4 £50,250 -9.87% 2
North of England -148 4 £50,250 -9.87% 3
Scotland -101 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
South West - 2 - - 1
Wales -47 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 59 (56.73%) Firewall
2 53 (50.96%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (42.31%) DDoS Mitigation
4 38 (36.54%) Information Security
4 38 (36.54%) Linux
5 37 (35.58%) VPN
5 37 (35.58%) SIEM
5 37 (35.58%) Social Skills
6 26 (25.00%) Network Security
6 26 (25.00%) DNS
7 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
8 23 (22.12%) BGP
8 23 (22.12%) Security Operations
9 22 (21.15%) CheckPoint
9 22 (21.15%) Cisco
9 22 (21.15%) IPsec
10 21 (20.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (19.23%) Azure
11 20 (19.23%) IaaS
11 20 (19.23%) Ansible
12 19 (18.27%) AWS
12 19 (18.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 19 (18.27%) CISSP
13 18 (17.31%) DHCP
13 18 (17.31%) Migration
13 18 (17.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (17.31%) DevOps
14 17 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (16.35%) OSPF
15 16 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management

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 (13.46%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.23%) Azure
1 20 (19.23%) IaaS
2 19 (18.27%) AWS
3 16 (15.38%) PaaS
4 13 (12.50%) SaaS
5 11 (10.58%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (10.58%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (8.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (6.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (5.77%) Amazon ECS
8 6 (5.77%) AWS Direct Connect
9 5 (4.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (4.81%) Amazon S3
9 5 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (4.81%) Cloudflare
9 5 (4.81%) CloudFront
9 5 (4.81%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (4.81%) Route 53
9 5 (4.81%) Serverless
10 2 (1.92%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 59 (56.73%) Firewall
2 37 (35.58%) VPN
3 26 (25.00%) DNS
3 26 (25.00%) Network Security
4 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
5 23 (22.12%) BGP
6 22 (21.15%) IPsec
7 18 (17.31%) DHCP
8 17 (16.35%) OSPF
9 14 (13.46%) MPLS
10 13 (12.50%) Internet
10 13 (12.50%) WAN
11 12 (11.54%) IPv6
11 12 (11.54%) LAN
12 10 (9.62%) SD-WAN
13 9 (8.65%) HSRP
13 9 (8.65%) Spanning Tree
13 9 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (7.69%) HTTP
14 8 (7.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.88%) DB2
4 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.92%) Redis
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.96%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.92%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.92%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.96%) Subversion
3 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (35.58%) Social Skills
2 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.54%) Finance
3 10 (9.62%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.69%) Retail
5 7 (6.73%) Law
5 7 (6.73%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (5.77%) Legal
7 5 (4.81%) Marketing
8 4 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (2.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (1.92%) Banking
10 2 (1.92%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.92%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.96%) Games
11 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.27%) Analyst
2 17 (16.35%) Consultant
3 15 (14.42%) Security Engineer
4 13 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 11 (10.58%) IT Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) IT Security Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Network Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Presales Consultant
7 8 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Architect
8 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (6.73%) Security Consultant
8 7 (6.73%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (5.77%) Network Specialist
9 6 (5.77%) Principal Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) IT Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) IT Security Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Security Manager
11 4 (3.85%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) Node.js
2 6 (5.77%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (5.77%) Middleware
3 5 (4.81%) Kafka
4 4 (3.85%) ISPF
5 2 (1.92%) .NET
5 2 (1.92%) LDAP
5 2 (1.92%) React
5 2 (1.92%) SAML
6 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.96%) J2EE
6 1 (0.96%) REST
6 1 (0.96%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Cyberthreat
1 14 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.77%) Digital Signage
3 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.77%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.81%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.88%) Life Science
6 3 (2.88%) User Experience
7 2 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.92%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.92%) PKI
7 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (36.54%) Linux
2 14 (13.46%) Windows
3 8 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 7 (6.73%) CentOS
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.96%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (42.31%) DDoS Mitigation
3 38 (36.54%) Information Security
4 37 (35.58%) SIEM
5 23 (22.12%) Security Operations
6 21 (20.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (17.31%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (17.31%) DevOps
7 18 (17.31%) Migration
8 17 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (15.38%) Data Loss Prevention
9 16 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 15 (14.42%) Presales
11 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (11.54%) Service Management
12 12 (11.54%) Use Case
13 11 (10.58%) ISMS
13 11 (10.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.58%) Python
2 8 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.81%) Go
4 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.96%) Java
6 1 (0.96%) Perl
6 1 (0.96%) PHP
6 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (18.27%) CISSP
2 15 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (12.50%) CISA
4 12 (11.54%) CCNA
5 11 (10.58%) CISM
6 10 (9.62%) SSCP
7 9 (8.65%) CCNP
8 8 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (4.81%) Degree
10 4 (3.85%) SANS
11 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.88%) CRISC
11 3 (2.88%) GIAC
11 3 (2.88%) MCSE
11 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.88%) OSCP
12 2 (1.92%) GCIA
12 2 (1.92%) GCIH
12 2 (1.92%) PCI QSA
12 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (14.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (9.62%) NIST
4 8 (7.69%) PCI DSS
5 7 (6.73%) SLA
6 6 (5.77%) GDPR
7 5 (4.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (3.85%) PMO
9 3 (2.88%) COBIT
10 2 (1.92%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.96%) COSO
11 1 (0.96%) GRC
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) Active Directory
1 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.69%) Docker
3 6 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.77%) iptables
3 6 (5.77%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (19.23%) Ansible
2 14 (13.46%) Terraform
3 13 (12.50%) Puppet
4 12 (11.54%) CASB
4 12 (11.54%) Grafana
5 10 (9.62%) Kubernetes
6 8 (7.69%) Nessus
7 6 (5.77%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 6 (5.77%) Icinga
7 6 (5.77%) Prometheus
7 6 (5.77%) ZABBIX
8 5 (4.81%) FortiGate
8 5 (4.81%) QRadar
9 2 (1.92%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) CheckPoint
1 22 (21.15%) Cisco
2 15 (14.42%) Palo Alto
3 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.54%) Darktrace
4 12 (11.54%) Qualys
4 12 (11.54%) VMware
5 9 (8.65%) Meraki
6 8 (7.69%) LogRhythm
7 7 (6.73%) Splunk
8 6 (5.77%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (4.81%) Confluent
9 5 (4.81%) Forcepoint
9 5 (4.81%) Proofpoint
9 5 (4.81%) Rapid7
10 4 (3.85%) Aruba
10 4 (3.85%) F5
10 4 (3.85%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.88%) Citrix
11 3 (2.88%) IBM