Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 779 919 911
Rank change year-on-year +140 -8 +21
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 208 191 307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.32% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 171 153 168
Median annual salary £66,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £81,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,250 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.58% +9.09% +15.79%

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 44,672 58,840 68,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.59% 39.44% 38.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34,303 44,286 53,487
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Distributed Denial-of-Service in the UK

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Top 16 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 8 April 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 +136 185 £67,500 +12.50% 8
UK excluding London +121 104 £57,250 -4.58% 7
London +101 96 £85,000 +30.77% 2
South East +74 46 £55,000 -8.33% 1
North of England +61 19 £56,000 +28.74% 4
Work from Home +32 18 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Scotland +45 15 £25,500 - 1
North West +27 13 £54,486 +26.71% 3
Midlands +32 10 £59,500 -0.83% 1
West Midlands +29 10 £59,500 -0.83%
East of England +69 8 £75,000 +25.00%
Wales -5 4 £52,500 -25.00%
Yorkshire +49 3 £64,743 +28.20%
North East +6 3 £74,000 -10.30% 1
South West +44 1 £100,000 +161.44%
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 123 (59.13%) Firewall
2 105 (50.48%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (37.02%) DDoS Mitigation
4 76 (36.54%) AWS
5 75 (36.06%) Network Security
6 66 (31.73%) Azure
7 64 (30.77%) VPN
8 60 (28.85%) Cisco
9 53 (25.48%) SIEM
10 49 (23.56%) Data Centre
11 46 (22.12%) Information Security
12 43 (20.67%) Docker
13 42 (20.19%) TCP/IP
13 42 (20.19%) WAN
14 41 (19.71%) Linux
15 39 (18.75%) LAN
16 38 (18.27%) Cisco Certification
17 35 (16.83%) Finance
17 35 (16.83%) Vulnerability Management
18 34 (16.35%) Juniper
18 34 (16.35%) Intrusion Detection
19 33 (15.87%) Internet
19 33 (15.87%) MPLS
19 33 (15.87%) DevOps
20 32 (15.38%) CCNP
21 30 (14.42%) BGP
21 30 (14.42%) Kubernetes
21 30 (14.42%) Public Cloud
22 28 (13.46%) Threat Intelligence
23 27 (12.98%) OSPF

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 14 (6.73%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.40%) IIS
3 3 (1.44%) Apache
3 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.96%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.40%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 76 (36.54%) AWS
2 66 (31.73%) Azure
3 19 (9.13%) Office 365
4 18 (8.65%) IaaS
5 15 (7.21%) PaaS
5 15 (7.21%) SaaS
6 10 (4.81%) Azure Functions
6 10 (4.81%) OpenShift
6 10 (4.81%) Serverless
7 9 (4.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.88%) GCP
9 3 (1.44%) Akamai
9 3 (1.44%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.48%) Slack
11 1 (0.48%) Stackdriver
11 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 123 (59.13%) Firewall
2 75 (36.06%) Network Security
3 64 (30.77%) VPN
4 42 (20.19%) TCP/IP
4 42 (20.19%) WAN
5 39 (18.75%) LAN
6 34 (16.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 33 (15.87%) Internet
7 33 (15.87%) MPLS
8 30 (14.42%) BGP
9 27 (12.98%) OSPF
10 20 (9.62%) IPsec
10 20 (9.62%) WLAN
11 19 (9.13%) DNS
12 17 (8.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (8.17%) SSL
12 17 (8.17%) VoIP
13 15 (7.21%) Wireless
14 14 (6.73%) Skype
15 13 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 11 (5.29%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.81%) Vagrant
3 9 (4.33%) Hudson
4 8 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.48%) JIRA
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (16.83%) Finance
2 11 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.33%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.37%) Games
5 3 (1.44%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Law
6 2 (0.96%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Marketing
6 2 (0.96%) Publishing
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (21.63%) Security Engineer
2 36 (17.31%) Network Engineer
3 33 (15.87%) Architect
4 30 (14.42%) Analyst
5 22 (10.58%) Consultant
5 22 (10.58%) Security Analyst
6 18 (8.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (8.65%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 15 (7.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (6.73%) Network Architect
9 14 (6.73%) Security Consultant
9 14 (6.73%) Senior Security Engineer
10 12 (5.77%) Security Manager
11 11 (5.29%) Applications Engineer
12 10 (4.81%) Network Consultant
13 9 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.85%) IT Consultant
14 8 (3.85%) Penetration Tester
14 8 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.77%) OAuth
1 12 (5.77%) OpenID
2 9 (4.33%) SAML
3 8 (3.85%) OAuth2
3 8 (3.85%) XACML
4 7 (3.37%) 802.1X
5 6 (2.88%) .NET
5 6 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (2.88%) LDAP
6 2 (0.96%) Web Services
7 1 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.56%) Data Centre
2 30 (14.42%) Public Cloud
3 21 (10.10%) Management Information System
4 16 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (6.25%) PKI
6 12 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (5.29%) Cyber Defence
8 9 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.40%) User Experience
10 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.44%) Blog
11 3 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.96%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.96%) Media Streaming
12 2 (0.96%) NHS
12 2 (0.96%) Online Games
12 2 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.71%) Linux
2 26 (12.50%) Windows
3 21 (10.10%) Unix
4 8 (3.85%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (50.48%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (37.02%) DDoS Mitigation
3 53 (25.48%) SIEM
4 46 (22.12%) Information Security
5 35 (16.83%) Vulnerability Management
6 33 (15.87%) DevOps
7 28 (13.46%) Threat Intelligence
8 26 (12.50%) Fintech
8 26 (12.50%) Security Architecture
9 25 (12.02%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (11.54%) Analytics
10 24 (11.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 24 (11.54%) Load Balancing
10 24 (11.54%) Security Operations
11 22 (10.58%) DevSecOps
12 21 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (10.10%) Network Architecture
12 21 (10.10%) OWASP
13 19 (9.13%) High Availability
13 19 (9.13%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.54%) Python
2 15 (7.21%) Go
2 15 (7.21%) Java
3 13 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 12 (5.77%) C
4 12 (5.77%) C#
4 12 (5.77%) C++
5 9 (4.33%) Ruby
5 9 (4.33%) SQL
6 8 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (18.27%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (15.38%) CCNP
3 26 (12.50%) CCNA
4 22 (10.58%) Degree
5 21 (10.10%) CISSP
5 21 (10.10%) Security Cleared
6 18 (8.65%) SC Cleared
7 17 (8.17%) JNCIS
8 16 (7.69%) JNCIA
9 11 (5.29%) CEH
9 11 (5.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (3.85%) CEPT
10 8 (3.85%) CISM
10 8 (3.85%) CREST Certified
10 8 (3.85%) EC-Council LPT
10 8 (3.85%) GXPN
10 8 (3.85%) OSCE
10 8 (3.85%) SANS
11 7 (3.37%) RHCSA
12 5 (2.40%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.81%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.33%) NCSC
3 9 (4.33%) NIST
4 4 (1.92%) GDPR
4 4 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.92%) SLA
5 3 (1.44%) COBIT
6 2 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.48%) RMADS
System Software
1 43 (20.67%) Docker
2 19 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.88%) KVM
3 6 (2.88%) RACF
4 4 (1.92%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.48%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (14.42%) Kubernetes
2 20 (9.62%) Terraform
3 14 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.73%) Puppet
4 13 (6.25%) Ansible
5 11 (5.29%) Salt
6 10 (4.81%) Consul
6 10 (4.81%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (4.81%) Grafana
6 10 (4.81%) Graphite
6 10 (4.81%) Nagios
6 10 (4.81%) Nessus
6 10 (4.81%) Opsview
6 10 (4.81%) Packer
6 10 (4.81%) ZABBIX
7 8 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.92%) SCCM
9 3 (1.44%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.48%) Suricata
Vendors
1 60 (28.85%) Cisco
2 34 (16.35%) Juniper
3 24 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 24 (11.54%) VMware
4 21 (10.10%) Fortinet
5 15 (7.21%) F5
5 15 (7.21%) Palo Alto
6 13 (6.25%) Brocade
7 12 (5.77%) CheckPoint
7 12 (5.77%) Meraki
8 11 (5.29%) Arista
9 10 (4.81%) Foundry
10 9 (4.33%) Google
11 8 (3.85%) Incapsula
12 7 (3.37%) Splunk
13 5 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (2.40%) Symantec
14 4 (1.92%) Citrix
14 4 (1.92%) McAfee
14 4 (1.92%) Sophos