Period
to 23 October 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 988 950
Rank change year-on-year +201 -38 +107
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 377 209 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 266 183 264
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £46,875 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,250 £72,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +26.32% -9.52% +5.00%

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 72,676 78,358 80,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.11% 44.60% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56,236 58,935 66,058
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,375 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 2018.

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 2018. 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 +151 324 £62,500 +13.64% 35
UK excluding London +132 234 £60,000 +26.32% 25
London +76 131 £70,000 +7.69% 11
North of England +89 86 £60,000 +20.00% 10
North West +42 61 £62,500 +25.00% 8
Midlands +67 49 £77,500 +101.30% 4
South East +11 43 £60,000 +20.00% 6
West Midlands +78 40 £67,500 +75.32% 3
Scotland +31 37 £65,000 - 1
Yorkshire +40 25 £56,000 +17.89% 1
South West -29 14 £40,000 -13.04% 2
East Midlands - 9 £77,500 - 1
East of England +30 8 £75,000 +60.43% 2
Wales +5 4 £47,726 -13.61%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 282 (74.80%) Firewall
2 231 (61.27%) SIEM
3 172 (45.62%) Network Security
4 136 (36.07%) VPN
5 124 (32.89%) Cybersecurity
6 119 (31.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 114 (30.24%) Load Balancing
8 105 (27.85%) Security Operations
9 101 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
10 97 (25.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 91 (24.14%) DevOps
12 85 (22.55%) Docker
12 85 (22.55%) Data Loss Prevention
13 83 (22.02%) Security Operations Centre
13 83 (22.02%) Splunk
14 82 (21.75%) Python
14 82 (21.75%) PKI
15 81 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
16 80 (21.22%) Qualys
16 80 (21.22%) QRadar
17 77 (20.42%) Ansible
18 76 (20.16%) Nagios
18 76 (20.16%) Java
18 76 (20.16%) Cisco
18 76 (20.16%) Information Security
19 73 (19.36%) Jenkins
19 73 (19.36%) Threat Management
19 73 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
19 73 (19.36%) Puppet
20 72 (19.10%) Terraform

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 16 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.86%) IIS
3 4 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.80%) JBoss
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.53%) Apache
5 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.53%) nginx
5 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 101 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (25.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (3.98%) Office 365
5 14 (3.71%) IaaS
6 11 (2.92%) SaaS
7 8 (2.12%) GitHub
8 7 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.86%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.86%) PaaS
9 6 (1.59%) Akamai
10 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.53%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 282 (74.80%) Firewall
2 172 (45.62%) Network Security
3 136 (36.07%) VPN
4 67 (17.77%) WAN
5 51 (13.53%) LAN
6 42 (11.14%) WLAN
7 31 (8.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 30 (7.96%) MPLS
9 29 (7.69%) BGP
10 27 (7.16%) OSPF
11 21 (5.57%) DNS
11 21 (5.57%) TCP/IP
11 21 (5.57%) VLAN
12 16 (4.24%) SSL
13 15 (3.98%) Internet
14 13 (3.45%) HTTP
14 13 (3.45%) IPsec
14 13 (3.45%) SNMP
15 11 (2.92%) DHCP
15 11 (2.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.51%) NoSQL
2 16 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (1.33%) Big Data
4 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.80%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.80%) Hazelcast
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.53%) MySQL
7 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 73 (19.36%) Jenkins
2 67 (17.77%) Vagrant
3 59 (15.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 59 (15.65%) Hudson
4 27 (7.16%) Git (software)
4 27 (7.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 27 (7.16%) Subversion
4 27 (7.16%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 70 (18.57%) Finance
2 15 (3.98%) Games
3 14 (3.71%) Legal
3 14 (3.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.33%) Marketing
5 4 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.06%) Banking
5 4 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.80%) Military
7 2 (0.53%) French Language
7 2 (0.53%) German Language
7 2 (0.53%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.53%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (23.08%) Consultant
2 78 (20.69%) Security Consultant
3 77 (20.42%) Architect
4 70 (18.57%) Security Architect
5 51 (13.53%) IT Consultant
5 51 (13.53%) IT Security Consultant
6 48 (12.73%) Security Engineer
7 41 (10.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 40 (10.61%) Solutions Architect
9 39 (10.34%) Security Solutions Architect
10 29 (7.69%) Information Architect
10 29 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
10 29 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
10 29 (7.69%) Senior IT Consultant
10 29 (7.69%) Senior IT Security Consultant
10 29 (7.69%) Senior Security Consultant
11 27 (7.16%) Senior Security Engineer
12 25 (6.63%) AWS DevOps
12 25 (6.63%) Network Engineer
13 22 (5.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.16%) Web Services
2 15 (3.98%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (2.12%) Spring
4 6 (1.59%) .NET
4 6 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.59%) Akka
4 6 (1.59%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.59%) RESTful
5 5 (1.33%) Middleware
6 4 (1.06%) OAuth
6 4 (1.06%) SAML
6 4 (1.06%) XMPP
7 3 (0.80%) JMS
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.80%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.27%) Django
8 1 (0.27%) OpenID
8 1 (0.27%) REST
8 1 (0.27%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.27%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 83 (22.02%) Security Operations Centre
2 82 (21.75%) PKI
3 59 (15.65%) Data Centre
4 48 (12.73%) Cyberthreat
5 30 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (6.10%) Computer Science
7 19 (5.04%) Management Information System
8 13 (3.45%) Fintech
9 11 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (2.12%) Online Gambling
11 7 (1.86%) Cyberattack
11 7 (1.86%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.86%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.59%) Online Games
13 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (1.06%) Blog
14 4 (1.06%) Cybercrime
14 4 (1.06%) Digital Signage
14 4 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.67%) Linux
2 37 (9.81%) Windows
3 14 (3.71%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.12%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.59%) Android
5 6 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.59%) Unix
6 4 (1.06%) Debian
7 2 (0.53%) CentOS
7 2 (0.53%) MVS
7 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (61.27%) SIEM
2 124 (32.89%) Cybersecurity
3 119 (31.56%) Vulnerability Management
4 114 (30.24%) Load Balancing
5 105 (27.85%) Security Operations
6 91 (24.14%) DevOps
7 85 (22.55%) Data Loss Prevention
8 81 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (20.16%) Information Security
10 73 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (19.36%) Threat Management
11 71 (18.83%) Open Source
12 68 (18.04%) Configuration Management
13 67 (17.77%) DDoS Mitigation
14 66 (17.51%) High Availability
14 66 (17.51%) Microservices
15 54 (14.32%) IT Strategy
15 54 (14.32%) Presales
16 50 (13.26%) Decision-Making
17 40 (10.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.75%) Python
2 76 (20.16%) Java
3 72 (19.10%) Ruby
4 66 (17.51%) Go
5 21 (5.57%) SQL
6 18 (4.77%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.59%) Perl
7 6 (1.59%) Scala
8 5 (1.33%) C++
8 5 (1.33%) PHP
9 4 (1.06%) C
9 4 (1.06%) C#
10 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (16.71%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (14.85%) CISSP
3 52 (13.79%) CCNP
3 52 (13.79%) Degree
4 39 (10.34%) CCDP
5 30 (7.96%) CISM
6 26 (6.90%) CEH
7 25 (6.63%) Security Cleared
8 23 (6.10%) CISA
9 17 (4.51%) RHCE
9 17 (4.51%) RHCSA
10 15 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.92%) JNCIP
11 11 (2.92%) TOGAF Certification
12 10 (2.65%) CCIE
12 10 (2.65%) SC Cleared
13 9 (2.39%) JNCIE
14 8 (2.12%) CCNA
14 8 (2.12%) ISSAP
15 7 (1.86%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.88%) PCI DSS
2 40 (10.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.71%) GDPR
4 4 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.80%) COBIT
5 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 85 (22.55%) Docker
2 18 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.71%) Hyper-V
3 14 (3.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.59%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.53%) Xen
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 80 (21.22%) QRadar
2 77 (20.42%) Ansible
3 76 (20.16%) Nagios
4 73 (19.36%) Puppet
5 72 (19.10%) Kubernetes
5 72 (19.10%) Terraform
6 71 (18.83%) Opscode Chef
7 69 (18.30%) ZABBIX
8 67 (17.77%) Consul
8 67 (17.77%) Docker Swarm
8 67 (17.77%) Grafana
8 67 (17.77%) Graphite
8 67 (17.77%) Opsview
8 67 (17.77%) Packer
8 67 (17.77%) Salt
9 14 (3.71%) SCCM
10 8 (2.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (1.59%) SCOM
11 6 (1.59%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 83 (22.02%) Splunk
2 80 (21.22%) Qualys
3 76 (20.16%) Cisco
4 59 (15.65%) CheckPoint
5 51 (13.53%) Juniper
6 50 (13.26%) Fortinet
6 50 (13.26%) Microsoft
7 36 (9.55%) Tufin
8 32 (8.49%) Forcepoint
9 20 (5.31%) Palo Alto
10 19 (5.04%) Red Hat
11 18 (4.77%) McAfee
12 12 (3.18%) IBM
13 11 (2.92%) Blue Coat
13 11 (2.92%) F5
13 11 (2.92%) LogRhythm
13 11 (2.92%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.39%) WorldPay
15 8 (2.12%) Google
15 8 (2.12%) Symantec