Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 964 973 988
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 +148
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 216 259 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 172 238 247
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,750 £80,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 76774 76195 90027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.80% 40.91% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 58253 62592 72452
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,075 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -24 210 £55,000 -8.33% 23
UK excluding London +45 132 £50,000 -4.76% 16
London -52 79 £65,000 -7.14% 7
South West +29 42 £46,000 +10.84% 1
North of England +41 38 £51,250 +46.43% 6
South East +6 35 £53,000 -11.67% 3
North West +18 30 £51,250 +46.43% 4
West Midlands +15 8 £38,500 -18.95% 2
Midlands +5 8 £38,500 -14.44% 3
Yorkshire +31 7 £47,500 - 2
Wales +22 6 £55,242 +5.22%
East of England +1 6 £47,500 -17.39% 3
North East - 1 £68,014 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Distributed Denial-of-Service.

1 128 (59.26%) Firewall
2 91 (42.13%) DDoS Mitigation
3 86 (39.81%) Information Security
4 79 (36.57%) Network Security
5 72 (33.33%) CISSP
6 66 (30.56%) Microsoft
7 65 (30.09%) SIEM
8 64 (29.63%) Cisco
9 61 (28.24%) Windows
10 59 (27.31%) ITIL
11 58 (26.85%) Active Directory
12 56 (25.93%) Degree
13 52 (24.07%) Finance
13 52 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
14 51 (23.61%) CISM
15 50 (23.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 50 (23.15%) PCI DSS
16 49 (22.69%) Security Cleared
16 49 (22.69%) Cybersecurity
17 48 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
17 48 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
18 44 (20.37%) Penetration Testing
19 43 (19.91%) Intrusion Detection
20 42 (19.44%) McAfee
20 42 (19.44%) SCCM
21 41 (18.98%) CCNP
22 39 (18.06%) LAN
23 38 (17.59%) Unix
23 38 (17.59%) MPLS
23 38 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure

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 30 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.46%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 52 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (16.67%) Office 365
4 11 (5.09%) Cloudflare
5 9 (4.17%) IaaS
5 9 (4.17%) PaaS
6 8 (3.70%) GitHub
7 6 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.78%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.78%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (59.26%) Firewall
2 79 (36.57%) Network Security
3 43 (19.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 39 (18.06%) LAN
5 38 (17.59%) MPLS
6 37 (17.13%) BGP
7 35 (16.20%) VPN
8 32 (14.81%) WAN
9 28 (12.96%) DNS
9 28 (12.96%) TCP/IP
10 23 (10.65%) OSPF
11 19 (8.80%) SNMP
12 17 (7.87%) SAN
13 16 (7.41%) IPv4
13 16 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (6.94%) Ethernet
14 15 (6.94%) TACACS
14 15 (6.94%) VLAN
15 13 (6.02%) Internet
16 12 (5.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.09%) Metasploit
3 9 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 6 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.85%) Hudson
6 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (24.07%) Finance
2 27 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 19 (8.80%) Banking
4 8 (3.70%) Legal
5 6 (2.78%) Front Office
5 6 (2.78%) Games
6 5 (2.31%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (19.44%) Network Engineer
2 35 (16.20%) Analyst
2 35 (16.20%) Security Analyst
3 29 (13.43%) Security Engineer
4 27 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (10.65%) Security Manager
6 22 (10.19%) Architect
7 21 (9.72%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (8.80%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (8.80%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (8.33%) Security Architect
10 14 (6.48%) Security Officer
11 13 (6.02%) Security Specialist
12 11 (5.09%) Information Analyst
12 11 (5.09%) Information Security Analyst
12 11 (5.09%) Wintel Engineer
13 10 (4.63%) IP Engineer
13 10 (4.63%) IP Network Engineer
13 10 (4.63%) IT Analyst
13 10 (4.63%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.35%) Web Services
2 6 (2.78%) .NET
2 6 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 6 (2.78%) Akka
2 6 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 6 (2.78%) RESTful
2 6 (2.78%) Spring
3 5 (2.31%) Node.js
4 4 (1.85%) REST
5 2 (0.93%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.93%) JSON
5 2 (0.93%) XMPP
6 1 (0.46%) CSS
6 1 (0.46%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 25 (11.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (7.87%) Fintech
5 16 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
6 15 (6.94%) Data Centre
7 14 (6.48%) Cyber Attack
8 13 (6.02%) PKI
9 12 (5.56%) Computer Science
10 7 (3.24%) Cybercrime
10 7 (3.24%) Public Cloud
11 6 (2.78%) BYOD
11 6 (2.78%) Online Games
11 6 (2.78%) Private Cloud
12 5 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.85%) CESG
13 4 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
14 2 (0.93%) Clustering
14 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (28.24%) Windows
2 38 (17.59%) Unix
3 35 (16.20%) Linux
4 33 (15.28%) Windows Server
5 32 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.09%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.78%) Android
7 6 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.93%) AIX
9 2 (0.93%) CentOS
9 2 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (42.13%) DDoS Mitigation
2 86 (39.81%) Information Security
3 65 (30.09%) SIEM
4 59 (27.31%) ITIL
5 49 (22.69%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (20.37%) Penetration Testing
7 36 (16.67%) Service Management
8 35 (16.20%) ITSM
9 34 (15.74%) Problem Management
10 33 (15.28%) ITIL V3
11 31 (14.35%) Service Delivery
12 30 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (13.89%) Proactive Management
13 27 (12.50%) Network Design
13 27 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 26 (12.04%) DevOps
14 26 (12.04%) Threat Detection
15 25 (11.57%) Data Loss Prevention
16 24 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
16 24 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.35%) PowerShell
2 25 (11.57%) Python
3 19 (8.80%) SQL
4 17 (7.87%) Java
5 13 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.56%) PHP
6 12 (5.56%) Ruby
7 7 (3.24%) Perl
8 6 (2.78%) Scala
9 5 (2.31%) C
10 4 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.85%) Go
11 2 (0.93%) Korn
11 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (33.33%) CISSP
2 56 (25.93%) Degree
3 51 (23.61%) CISM
4 49 (22.69%) Security Cleared
5 48 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (18.98%) CCNP
7 25 (11.57%) DV Cleared
8 24 (11.11%) CISA
9 20 (9.26%) CEH
10 19 (8.80%) JNCIP
11 17 (7.87%) SANS
12 15 (6.94%) SC Cleared
13 13 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (5.56%) CRISC
15 11 (5.09%) CCIE
16 10 (4.63%) CREST Certified
16 10 (4.63%) RHCSA
17 9 (4.17%) CCNA
18 8 (3.70%) RHCE
19 7 (3.24%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (23.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 50 (23.15%) PCI DSS
2 14 (6.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (3.24%) GDPR
4 5 (2.31%) SLA
5 2 (0.93%) COBIT
5 2 (0.93%) QA
6 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (26.85%) Active Directory
2 33 (15.28%) Hyper-V
3 30 (13.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 19 (8.80%) BitLocker
5 14 (6.48%) Snort
6 12 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (3.24%) Docker
8 5 (2.31%) vSphere
9 3 (1.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (19.44%) SCCM
2 22 (10.19%) Puppet
3 19 (8.80%) Nessus
3 19 (8.80%) SCOM
3 19 (8.80%) SCVMM
4 16 (7.41%) Nagios
5 13 (6.02%) Ansible
5 13 (6.02%) Cacti
5 13 (6.02%) RANCID
6 12 (5.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 12 (5.56%) OpenNMS
7 11 (5.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 10 (4.63%) CSIRT
9 6 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (2.31%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 4 (1.85%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.85%) Salt
12 3 (1.39%) QRadar
13 2 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 64 (29.63%) Cisco
3 42 (19.44%) McAfee
4 28 (12.96%) Juniper
5 18 (8.33%) Splunk
6 15 (6.94%) LogRhythm
7 14 (6.48%) Huawei
7 14 (6.48%) VMware
8 13 (6.02%) CheckPoint
9 12 (5.56%) Ericsson
9 12 (5.56%) Radware
10 11 (5.09%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.63%) Acunetix
11 10 (4.63%) F5
12 8 (3.70%) Palo Alto
12 8 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (3.24%) AlienVault
13 7 (3.24%) Forcepoint
13 7 (3.24%) Rapid7
13 7 (3.24%) SolarWinds