Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 788 800 1003
Rank change year-on-year +12 +203 -47
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 294 377 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.58% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 198 266 183
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.18% -4.35%
10th Percentile £42,125 £46,875 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,486 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.19% +26.32% -9.52%

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 53,153 65,174 70,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.90% 39.55% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 40,132 49,883 52,676
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,386 £82,500
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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 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 +46 274 £65,000 +4.00% 33
London +139 176 £70,000 - 14
UK excluding London -46 105 £54,486 -9.19% 22
South East +49 55 £50,000 -16.67% 4
North of England -41 20 £54,743 -8.76% 5
North West 0 14 £54,486 -12.82% 1
Scotland -8 14 £48,004 -26.15% 1
Midlands 0 9 £57,500 -25.81% 6
West Midlands -18 8 £57,500 -14.81% 5
South West +5 4 £52,500 +31.25% 3
North East - 4 £67,500 - 2
East of England +62 3 £55,000 -26.67% 1
Yorkshire -14 2 £44,743 -20.10% 2
East Midlands +22 1 £57,500 -25.81% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 217 (73.81%) Firewall
2 138 (46.94%) DDoS Mitigation
3 117 (39.80%) Azure
4 112 (38.10%) AWS
5 107 (36.39%) VPN
6 97 (32.99%) Cisco
7 96 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
8 93 (31.63%) Cybersecurity
9 91 (30.95%) Internet
9 91 (30.95%) CCNP
10 90 (30.61%) Network Security
11 88 (29.93%) Linux
11 88 (29.93%) LAN
12 83 (28.23%) WAN
13 80 (27.21%) MPLS
14 77 (26.19%) Degree
14 77 (26.19%) Data Centre
15 74 (25.17%) Docker
16 70 (23.81%) DevOps
16 70 (23.81%) Windows
17 69 (23.47%) SIEM
18 68 (23.13%) IaaS
18 68 (23.13%) Kubernetes
19 65 (22.11%) WLAN
20 63 (21.43%) CCNA
21 62 (21.09%) Network Design
22 57 (19.39%) Information Security
22 57 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
23 56 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
23 56 (19.05%) Service 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 49 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 12 (4.08%) nginx
3 11 (3.74%) OpenStack
4 10 (3.40%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.72%) Apache
6 4 (1.36%) IIS
7 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.68%) CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 117 (39.80%) Azure
2 112 (38.10%) AWS
3 68 (23.13%) IaaS
4 48 (16.33%) SaaS
5 46 (15.65%) PaaS
6 18 (6.12%) GCP
7 17 (5.78%) OpenShift
8 15 (5.10%) Office 365
9 11 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (3.40%) GitHub
11 7 (2.38%) Slack
11 7 (2.38%) Trello
12 6 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.04%) Cloudflare
13 5 (1.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 5 (1.70%) Serverless
14 4 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
16 1 (0.34%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 217 (73.81%) Firewall
2 107 (36.39%) VPN
3 91 (30.95%) Internet
4 90 (30.61%) Network Security
5 88 (29.93%) LAN
6 83 (28.23%) WAN
7 80 (27.21%) MPLS
8 65 (22.11%) WLAN
9 50 (17.01%) BGP
10 49 (16.67%) Skype
11 39 (13.27%) OSPF
12 38 (12.93%) TCP/IP
13 36 (12.24%) Intrusion Detection
14 31 (10.54%) DNS
15 26 (8.84%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (8.84%) SSL
16 25 (8.50%) IPsec
17 21 (7.14%) Wireless
18 19 (6.46%) Software-Defined Networking
19 17 (5.78%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (3.06%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.04%) Flink
5 4 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
5 4 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.36%) MySQL
6 2 (0.68%) Redis
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.34%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 39 (13.27%) Jenkins
2 25 (8.50%) Vagrant
3 17 (5.78%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.42%) Hudson
5 12 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (3.40%) IBM UrbanCode
6 10 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.38%) JIRA
8 1 (0.34%) JMeter
8 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (12.93%) Finance
2 27 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.14%) Legal
4 19 (6.46%) Public Sector
5 16 (5.44%) Banking
6 12 (4.08%) French Language
7 11 (3.74%) Retail
8 9 (3.06%) Games
8 9 (3.06%) Law
9 8 (2.72%) German Language
9 8 (2.72%) Spanish Language
10 6 (2.04%) Local Government
11 4 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (1.02%) Publishing
13 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.68%) Marketing
14 1 (0.34%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.34%) Hebrew Language
14 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 69 (23.47%) Architect
2 53 (18.03%) Consultant
3 45 (15.31%) Network Consultant
4 44 (14.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 41 (13.95%) Security Architect
6 35 (11.90%) Security Engineer
7 33 (11.22%) Network Engineer
8 25 (8.50%) Network Architect
9 22 (7.48%) Senior Consultant
9 22 (7.48%) Senior Network Consultant
10 18 (6.12%) IT Consultant
11 17 (5.78%) Technical Consultant
12 16 (5.44%) Senior DevOps
12 16 (5.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 16 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (5.10%) Senior Architect
13 15 (5.10%) Senior Security Engineer
14 14 (4.76%) Analyst
14 14 (4.76%) Technical Architect
15 13 (4.42%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.18%) OAuth
2 25 (8.50%) OpenID
3 22 (7.48%) .NET
4 21 (7.14%) OAuth2
4 21 (7.14%) XACML
5 13 (4.42%) SAML
6 12 (4.08%) 802.1X
7 10 (3.40%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.40%) Node.js
8 9 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (2.38%) LDAP
9 7 (2.38%) Web Services
10 6 (2.04%) Kafka
11 4 (1.36%) LAMP
11 4 (1.36%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (1.36%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.68%) libvirt
13 1 (0.34%) CSS
13 1 (0.34%) REST
13 1 (0.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.84%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.78%) Blog
5 16 (5.44%) Private Cloud
6 15 (5.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (4.76%) PKI
8 11 (3.74%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (3.06%) Online Gambling
10 8 (2.72%) Public Cloud
11 6 (2.04%) User Experience
12 4 (1.36%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.02%) Cyberattack
14 2 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
15 1 (0.34%) Social Media
15 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (29.93%) Linux
2 70 (23.81%) Windows
3 29 (9.86%) Unix
4 16 (5.44%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.68%) CentOS
7 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (46.94%) DDoS Mitigation
2 93 (31.63%) Cybersecurity
3 70 (23.81%) DevOps
4 69 (23.47%) SIEM
5 62 (21.09%) Network Design
6 57 (19.39%) Information Security
6 57 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (19.05%) Service Management
8 55 (18.71%) ITIL
8 55 (18.71%) TOGAF
9 49 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
10 46 (15.65%) Configuration Management
11 39 (13.27%) Load Balancing
12 36 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
13 34 (11.56%) Security Architecture
14 32 (10.88%) Microservices
15 31 (10.54%) Identity Access Management
15 31 (10.54%) IT Strategy
16 30 (10.20%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.20%) Python
2 22 (7.48%) Go
2 22 (7.48%) Java
3 12 (4.08%) C
3 12 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.08%) Ruby
3 12 (4.08%) SQL
4 10 (3.40%) Groovy
5 8 (2.72%) C#
6 7 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.04%) C++
7 6 (2.04%) Lua
7 6 (2.04%) Rust
8 4 (1.36%) PHP
8 4 (1.36%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.34%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 96 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (30.95%) CCNP
3 77 (26.19%) Degree
4 63 (21.43%) CCNA
5 42 (14.29%) CISSP
6 32 (10.88%) TOGAF Certification
7 23 (7.82%) JNCIA
8 22 (7.48%) JNCIS
9 18 (6.12%) CCIE
10 17 (5.78%) CISM
11 14 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (4.76%) JNCIE
12 9 (3.06%) CEH
13 8 (2.72%) CISA
14 7 (2.38%) Master's Degree
15 6 (2.04%) SC Cleared
15 6 (2.04%) Security Cleared
16 4 (1.36%) OSCP
17 2 (0.68%) CREST Certified
17 2 (0.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (6.46%) SLA
3 15 (5.10%) GDPR
4 14 (4.76%) PCI DSS
5 13 (4.42%) NIST
6 10 (3.40%) COBIT
6 10 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.68%) QA
9 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 74 (25.17%) Docker
2 21 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (3.74%) RACF
5 10 (3.40%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.70%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.70%) KVM
7 4 (1.36%) Varnish
7 4 (1.36%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.02%) LXC
8 3 (1.02%) vSphere
8 3 (1.02%) Xen
9 2 (0.68%) oVirt
9 2 (0.68%) QEMU
10 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.34%) XenApp
10 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 68 (23.13%) Kubernetes
2 51 (17.35%) Ansible
3 46 (15.65%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (12.93%) Puppet
5 35 (11.90%) Terraform
6 25 (8.50%) Packer
7 21 (7.14%) Consul
7 21 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (7.14%) Grafana
7 21 (7.14%) Graphite
7 21 (7.14%) Nagios
7 21 (7.14%) Opsview
7 21 (7.14%) Salt
7 21 (7.14%) ZABBIX
8 17 (5.78%) CASB
9 12 (4.08%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (3.74%) Stealthwatch
11 7 (2.38%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.70%) SCCM
13 4 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 97 (32.99%) Cisco
2 47 (15.99%) Juniper
3 33 (11.22%) VMware
4 25 (8.50%) Brocade
5 24 (8.16%) Microsoft
6 20 (6.80%) Google
7 17 (5.78%) Citrix
8 14 (4.76%) NetApp
9 13 (4.42%) Red Hat
10 11 (3.74%) F5
10 11 (3.74%) Forcepoint
10 11 (3.74%) ForeScout
10 11 (3.74%) Netskope
10 11 (3.74%) Symantec
11 10 (3.40%) Fortinet
11 10 (3.40%) Foundry
12 9 (3.06%) Splunk
13 8 (2.72%) Radware
14 7 (2.38%) Arista
14 7 (2.38%) Remedy