Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 598 777 822
Rank change year-on-year +179 +45 +185
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 93 293 369
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.55% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 76 205 268
Median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +1.96% +15.91%
10th Percentile £31,500 £41,750 £46,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £54,486 £61,250
% change year-on-year -12.82% -11.04% +22.50%

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 19,021 53,325 65,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.06% 38.90% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15,326 40,376 49,759
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £85,386
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 +182 82 £61,250 -5.77% 15
London +154 48 £80,000 +14.29% 8
UK excluding London +265 44 £47,500 -12.82% 10
North of England +160 15 £50,000 -8.66% 3
South East +161 12 £33,000 -34.00% 2
North West +124 10 £42,500 -22.00% 2
Scotland +83 9 £47,500 -1.05% 3
Midlands +115 7 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Work from Home +15 7 £90,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +91 5 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Yorkshire +123 3 £50,000 +11.75% 1
West Midlands +101 2 £54,750 -4.78% 1
North East +17 2 £50,000 -25.93%
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 63 (67.74%) Firewall
2 44 (47.31%) SIEM
3 42 (45.16%) Azure
3 42 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (36.56%) Network Security
5 32 (34.41%) AWS
5 32 (34.41%) IaaS
6 31 (33.33%) VPN
7 26 (27.96%) Linux
8 24 (25.81%) PaaS
9 23 (24.73%) DevOps
9 23 (24.73%) DDoS Mitigation
10 22 (23.66%) SaaS
11 21 (22.58%) Configuration Management
11 21 (22.58%) Security Operations
11 21 (22.58%) Docker
12 20 (21.51%) Terraform
12 20 (21.51%) Load Balancing
13 19 (20.43%) Information Security
13 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
13 19 (20.43%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (19.35%) Cisco
15 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP
15 17 (18.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (18.28%) High Availability
16 16 (17.20%) Windows
16 16 (17.20%) Python
16 16 (17.20%) GCP
16 16 (17.20%) Kubernetes
17 15 (16.13%) Ansible

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 4 (4.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.08%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 42 (45.16%) Azure
2 32 (34.41%) AWS
2 32 (34.41%) IaaS
3 24 (25.81%) PaaS
4 22 (23.66%) SaaS
5 16 (17.20%) GCP
6 11 (11.83%) Office 365
7 9 (9.68%) Serverless
8 8 (8.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (8.60%) Azure Functions
9 7 (7.53%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (5.38%) Slack
11 4 (4.30%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (4.30%) Trello
12 2 (2.15%) Akamai
12 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (2.15%) Cloud9 IDE
13 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
13 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (67.74%) Firewall
2 34 (36.56%) Network Security
3 31 (33.33%) VPN
4 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP
5 14 (15.05%) DNS
6 11 (11.83%) BGP
6 11 (11.83%) OSPF
6 11 (11.83%) WAN
7 10 (10.75%) Internet
8 9 (9.68%) LAN
9 7 (7.53%) IPsec
10 6 (6.45%) HTTP
10 6 (6.45%) NetScreen
10 6 (6.45%) Wireless
11 5 (5.38%) Skype
11 5 (5.38%) Wireless Security
11 5 (5.38%) Wireshark
12 4 (4.30%) SMTP
12 4 (4.30%) VoIP
13 3 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Big Data
2 3 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) Redis
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.08%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (18.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.60%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (8.60%) TeamCity
4 6 (6.45%) Hudson
4 6 (6.45%) Vagrant
5 5 (5.38%) JIRA
6 1 (1.08%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.08%) GitLab
6 1 (1.08%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.08%) JUnit
General
1 9 (9.68%) Law
2 5 (5.38%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
3 2 (2.15%) Games
3 2 (2.15%) Legal
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Security Engineer
2 16 (17.20%) Network Engineer
3 14 (15.05%) Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) Senior Security Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Platform Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Security Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) Cloud Consultant
8 7 (7.53%) Consultant
8 7 (7.53%) Security Consultant
8 7 (7.53%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Architect
9 6 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Security Manager
9 6 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 5 (5.38%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) Web Services
2 4 (4.30%) .NET
2 4 (4.30%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.23%) CSS
3 3 (3.23%) HTML
3 3 (3.23%) Node.js
3 3 (3.23%) REST
4 2 (2.15%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.08%) LAMP
5 1 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.08%) RESTful
5 1 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.08%) Spring
5 1 (1.08%) Spring Batch
5 1 (1.08%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.08%) Spring Security
5 1 (1.08%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.68%) PKI
3 8 (8.60%) Cloud Native
3 8 (8.60%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (7.53%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.38%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.23%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) PDA
8 1 (1.08%) Blog
8 1 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.08%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.96%) Linux
2 16 (17.20%) Windows
3 15 (16.13%) Unix
4 5 (5.38%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.08%) Android
5 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.08%) MVS
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (47.31%) SIEM
2 42 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (24.73%) DDoS Mitigation
3 23 (24.73%) DevOps
4 21 (22.58%) Configuration Management
4 21 (22.58%) Security Operations
5 20 (21.51%) Load Balancing
6 19 (20.43%) Information Security
7 17 (18.28%) High Availability
8 13 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (13.98%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (12.90%) Security Architecture
10 11 (11.83%) Data Protection
10 11 (11.83%) Microservices
10 11 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (10.75%) Analytics
11 10 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (9.68%) Data Security
12 9 (9.68%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (9.68%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) Python
2 10 (10.75%) Java
3 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.53%) Ruby
5 6 (6.45%) Go
6 4 (4.30%) C#
6 4 (4.30%) PHP
7 3 (3.23%) C
7 3 (3.23%) C++
7 3 (3.23%) Perl
8 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (13.98%) CCNA
3 10 (10.75%) CCNP
4 7 (7.53%) AWS Certification
4 7 (7.53%) MCSE
4 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.53%) OSCE
5 6 (6.45%) Degree
5 6 (6.45%) JNCIA
5 6 (6.45%) JNCIS
5 6 (6.45%) SANS
6 5 (5.38%) CEPT
6 5 (5.38%) CISSP
6 5 (5.38%) EC-Council LPT
6 5 (5.38%) GXPN
6 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (4.30%) CCSP
7 4 (4.30%) RHCSA
7 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.38%) NCSC
2 5 (5.38%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.23%) NIST
4 2 (2.15%) GDPR
5 1 (1.08%) COBIT
5 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.08%) QA
5 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (22.58%) Docker
2 10 (10.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (21.51%) Terraform
2 16 (17.20%) Kubernetes
3 15 (16.13%) Ansible
3 15 (16.13%) Puppet
4 12 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (9.68%) Grafana
5 9 (9.68%) Opsview
6 6 (6.45%) Consul
6 6 (6.45%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (6.45%) Graphite
6 6 (6.45%) Nagios
6 6 (6.45%) Packer
6 6 (6.45%) Salt
6 6 (6.45%) ZABBIX
7 4 (4.30%) Nessus
8 3 (3.23%) Prometheus
9 2 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.08%) CASB
10 1 (1.08%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.35%) Cisco
3 15 (16.13%) Google
4 10 (10.75%) VMware
5 8 (8.60%) Juniper
6 6 (6.45%) Brocade
6 6 (6.45%) Foundry
6 6 (6.45%) Splunk
7 5 (5.38%) Palo Alto
8 4 (4.30%) Alibaba
8 4 (4.30%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.30%) F5
8 4 (4.30%) Oracle
8 4 (4.30%) Rackspace
8 4 (4.30%) Remedy
9 3 (3.23%) McAfee
9 3 (3.23%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.23%) Symantec
10 2 (2.15%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.08%) Huawei