Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 783 897 967
Rank change year-on-year +114 +70 -20
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 239 226 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 166 168 154
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.13% -0.55%
10th Percentile £44,581 £40,700 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,486 £60,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -9.19% +23.71% -3.00%

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 48,410 60,057 67,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.49% 39.56% 38.90%
Number of salaries quoted 37,176 45,565 52,364
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,387 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 +90 214 £65,000 +8.33% 32
London +137 124 £75,000 +11.11% 21
UK excluding London +30 100 £54,486 -9.19% 14
South East +56 56 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Scotland +39 14 £25,500 -60.77% 3
North of England +33 12 £54,486 +16.55% 5
East of England +73 7 £75,000 - 1
North West +19 6 £54,486 +8.97% 1
Midlands +9 6 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Midlands -7 5 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Wales -2 4 £52,500 -4.96%
Yorkshire +27 3 £44,743 +2.86% 4
North East - 3 £74,000 -
East Midlands +20 1 £57,500 -4.17%
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 158 (66.11%) Firewall
2 91 (38.08%) DDoS Mitigation
3 90 (37.66%) Cybersecurity
4 81 (33.89%) AWS
4 81 (33.89%) VPN
5 74 (30.96%) Azure
5 74 (30.96%) Network Security
6 70 (29.29%) Cisco
7 67 (28.03%) Linux
8 66 (27.62%) SIEM
9 62 (25.94%) Docker
10 61 (25.52%) Cisco Certification
11 58 (24.27%) Data Centre
12 57 (23.85%) Information Security
13 54 (22.59%) CCNP
13 54 (22.59%) LAN
14 53 (22.18%) MPLS
15 52 (21.76%) DevOps
15 52 (21.76%) Kubernetes
16 51 (21.34%) WAN
17 49 (20.50%) Windows
18 48 (20.08%) Internet
19 46 (19.25%) Degree
20 45 (18.83%) IaaS
21 43 (17.99%) Juniper
22 42 (17.57%) BGP
22 42 (17.57%) Intrusion Detection
23 40 (16.74%) Finance
24 39 (16.32%) CCNA
24 39 (16.32%) TCP/IP

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 (8.37%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.93%) nginx
2 7 (2.93%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.26%) Apache
4 3 (1.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 81 (33.89%) AWS
2 74 (30.96%) Azure
3 45 (18.83%) IaaS
4 34 (14.23%) PaaS
5 33 (13.81%) SaaS
6 15 (6.28%) GCP
7 13 (5.44%) Office 365
8 11 (4.60%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.51%) Cloudflare
10 5 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (2.09%) GitHub
10 5 (2.09%) Slack
10 5 (2.09%) Trello
11 4 (1.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (1.67%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.67%) Serverless
12 3 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.42%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 158 (66.11%) Firewall
2 81 (33.89%) VPN
3 74 (30.96%) Network Security
4 54 (22.59%) LAN
5 53 (22.18%) MPLS
6 51 (21.34%) WAN
7 48 (20.08%) Internet
8 42 (17.57%) BGP
8 42 (17.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 39 (16.32%) TCP/IP
10 35 (14.64%) OSPF
11 28 (11.72%) WLAN
12 23 (9.62%) DNS
12 23 (9.62%) IPsec
13 20 (8.37%) Skype
14 18 (7.53%) SSL
15 17 (7.11%) VLAN
15 17 (7.11%) Wireless
16 15 (6.28%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (6.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.35%) NoSQL
2 7 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (2.93%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.51%) ClickHouse
3 6 (2.51%) Flink
4 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (11.72%) Jenkins
2 22 (9.21%) Vagrant
3 13 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (5.44%) Hudson
4 5 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.09%) IBM UrbanCode
4 5 (2.09%) JIRA
4 5 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.42%) JMeter
5 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (16.74%) Finance
2 23 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.28%) Legal
4 14 (5.86%) Public Sector
5 9 (3.77%) Banking
5 9 (3.77%) Games
6 8 (3.35%) French Language
6 8 (3.35%) German Language
6 8 (3.35%) Spanish Language
7 7 (2.93%) Law
8 6 (2.51%) Local Government
8 6 (2.51%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.42%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.42%) Hebrew Language
9 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (18.41%) Network Engineer
2 43 (17.99%) Architect
3 39 (16.32%) Security Engineer
4 34 (14.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 28 (11.72%) Consultant
6 27 (11.30%) Security Architect
7 20 (8.37%) Analyst
7 20 (8.37%) Senior Network Engineer
8 18 (7.53%) Network Consultant
8 18 (7.53%) Security Analyst
9 14 (5.86%) Network Architect
9 14 (5.86%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (5.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.44%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (5.02%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 12 (5.02%) Senior Security Engineer
12 11 (4.60%) IT Consultant
12 11 (4.60%) Software Engineer
13 10 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.77%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.95%) OAuth
1 19 (7.95%) OpenID
2 15 (6.28%) OAuth2
2 15 (6.28%) XACML
3 12 (5.02%) 802.1X
3 12 (5.02%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (4.60%) .NET
5 9 (3.77%) SAML
6 6 (2.51%) Kafka
6 6 (2.51%) LDAP
7 5 (2.09%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.09%) Node.js
8 4 (1.67%) Web Services
9 1 (0.42%) libvirt
9 1 (0.42%) REST
9 1 (0.42%) RESTful
9 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (24.27%) Data Centre
2 30 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (10.46%) Management Information System
4 19 (7.95%) Public Cloud
5 16 (6.69%) Blog
6 15 (6.28%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (4.60%) PKI
8 9 (3.77%) Online Gambling
9 8 (3.35%) Private Cloud
9 8 (3.35%) User Experience
10 6 (2.51%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.67%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.67%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.26%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
14 1 (0.42%) Cyberattack
14 1 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.03%) Linux
2 49 (20.50%) Windows
3 30 (12.55%) Unix
4 6 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.67%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.42%) CentOS
8 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (38.08%) DDoS Mitigation
2 90 (37.66%) Cybersecurity
3 66 (27.62%) SIEM
4 57 (23.85%) Information Security
5 52 (21.76%) DevOps
6 38 (15.90%) Load Balancing
7 37 (15.48%) Configuration Management
7 37 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (14.23%) Vulnerability Management
10 32 (13.39%) Network Design
11 31 (12.97%) Security Architecture
12 30 (12.55%) ITIL
13 27 (11.30%) Threat Intelligence
13 27 (11.30%) TOGAF
14 25 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (10.46%) Microservices
15 24 (10.04%) Software Engineering
16 23 (9.62%) High Availability
16 23 (9.62%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.13%) Python
2 20 (8.37%) Go
3 19 (7.95%) Java
4 13 (5.44%) Ruby
5 12 (5.02%) C
5 12 (5.02%) C++
6 11 (4.60%) SQL
7 7 (2.93%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.93%) C#
8 6 (2.51%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.51%) Lua
8 6 (2.51%) Rust
9 5 (2.09%) Groovy
10 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.42%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (25.52%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (22.59%) CCNP
3 46 (19.25%) Degree
4 39 (16.32%) CCNA
5 25 (10.46%) JNCIA
5 25 (10.46%) JNCIS
6 24 (10.04%) CISSP
7 16 (6.69%) CCIE
8 14 (5.86%) Security Cleared
8 14 (5.86%) TOGAF Certification
9 12 (5.02%) CISM
9 12 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (5.02%) JNCIE
10 11 (4.60%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.93%) Master's Degree
12 6 (2.51%) CEH
13 5 (2.09%) CISA
13 5 (2.09%) JNCIP
13 5 (2.09%) OSCP
14 4 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.86%) SLA
3 13 (5.44%) PCI DSS
4 10 (4.18%) NIST
5 7 (2.93%) COBIT
5 7 (2.93%) GDPR
5 7 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (2.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.42%) NCSC
6 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 62 (25.94%) Docker
2 21 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.35%) RACF
4 7 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.51%) KVM
6 5 (2.09%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.26%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.42%) oVirt
9 1 (0.42%) QEMU
9 1 (0.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 52 (21.76%) Kubernetes
2 37 (15.48%) Ansible
2 37 (15.48%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (13.81%) Terraform
4 32 (13.39%) Puppet
5 23 (9.62%) Salt
6 22 (9.21%) Consul
6 22 (9.21%) Docker Swarm
6 22 (9.21%) Grafana
6 22 (9.21%) Graphite
6 22 (9.21%) Nagios
6 22 (9.21%) Opsview
6 22 (9.21%) Packer
6 22 (9.21%) ZABBIX
7 9 (3.77%) Nessus
8 8 (3.35%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (2.09%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.09%) SCCM
10 4 (1.67%) CASB
11 1 (0.42%) Suricata
Vendors
1 70 (29.29%) Cisco
2 43 (17.99%) Juniper
3 27 (11.30%) VMware
4 23 (9.62%) Microsoft
5 21 (8.79%) Brocade
6 19 (7.95%) Google
7 17 (7.11%) Citrix
8 15 (6.28%) F5
9 14 (5.86%) Fortinet
10 11 (4.60%) Meraki
11 10 (4.18%) Arista
12 9 (3.77%) Foundry
12 9 (3.77%) Red Hat
12 9 (3.77%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.35%) Palo Alto
14 7 (2.93%) CheckPoint
14 7 (2.93%) NetApp
15 6 (2.51%) Radware
16 5 (2.09%) Remedy
16 5 (2.09%) Salesforce.com