Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 991 973
Rank change year-on-year +144 -18 +30
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 288 213 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 208 171 235
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,600 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 66,799 74,000 73,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 41.18% 39.66%
Number of salaries quoted 51,414 55,931 59,984
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,198
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +98 255 £60,000 +9.09% 32
UK excluding London +96 173 £60,000 +20.00% 22
London +87 103 £67,500 +3.85% 10
North of England +65 63 £58,750 +14.63% 10
South East +35 48 £60,000 +13.21% 11
North West +34 47 £56,250 +9.76% 7
Midlands +66 35 £60,000 +55.84% 1
West Midlands +45 32 £60,000 +55.84% 1
Scotland - 19 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +46 16 £60,000 +26.32% 1
South West -16 10 £40,000 -13.04%
East Midlands - 7 £60,000 -
East of England +29 4 £75,000 +57.89%
Wales -4 2 £55,242 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 228 (79.17%) Firewall
2 162 (56.25%) SIEM
3 103 (35.76%) Network Security
4 101 (35.07%) VPN
5 87 (30.21%) Cybersecurity
6 83 (28.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 83 (28.82%) Amazon AWS
7 74 (25.69%) Security Operations
8 72 (25.00%) Load Balancing
9 67 (23.26%) DevOps
10 66 (22.92%) Ansible
11 65 (22.57%) Vulnerability Management
11 65 (22.57%) Python
12 63 (21.88%) Information Security
13 62 (21.53%) DDoS Mitigation
14 61 (21.18%) Docker
14 61 (21.18%) Java
14 61 (21.18%) Nagios
15 60 (20.83%) Terraform
15 60 (20.83%) Puppet
16 59 (20.49%) Microservices
17 58 (20.14%) Kubernetes
17 58 (20.14%) Security Operations Centre
17 58 (20.14%) Open Source
17 58 (20.14%) Opscode Chef
17 58 (20.14%) PKI
18 57 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
18 57 (19.79%) Jenkins
19 56 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
19 56 (19.44%) Configuration 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 18 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.39%) IIS
3 3 (1.04%) Apache
3 3 (1.04%) JBoss
3 3 (1.04%) nginx
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 83 (28.82%) Amazon AWS
1 83 (28.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.86%) IaaS
2 14 (4.86%) SaaS
3 13 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (4.17%) Office 365
5 10 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (3.13%) PaaS
7 6 (2.08%) Akamai
8 4 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.39%) GitHub
9 3 (1.04%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.69%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 228 (79.17%) Firewall
2 103 (35.76%) Network Security
3 101 (35.07%) VPN
4 33 (11.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (10.42%) WAN
6 20 (6.94%) BGP
6 20 (6.94%) LAN
6 20 (6.94%) OSPF
7 19 (6.60%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.25%) DNS
8 18 (6.25%) MPLS
9 15 (5.21%) WLAN
10 13 (4.51%) Internet
11 12 (4.17%) IPsec
11 12 (4.17%) VLAN
11 12 (4.17%) Wireless
12 11 (3.82%) SSL
13 8 (2.78%) DHCP
13 8 (2.78%) HTTP
13 8 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.47%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.74%) Big Data
3 5 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.04%) Blockchain
4 3 (1.04%) Hazelcast
4 3 (1.04%) MySQL
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (19.79%) Jenkins
2 55 (19.10%) Vagrant
3 46 (15.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 46 (15.97%) Hudson
4 28 (9.72%) Git (software)
5 27 (9.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 27 (9.38%) Subversion
5 27 (9.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) Ant
6 1 (0.35%) Maven
General
1 51 (17.71%) Finance
2 14 (4.86%) Legal
3 12 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.13%) Games
5 5 (1.74%) French Language
5 5 (1.74%) German Language
5 5 (1.74%) Marketing
5 5 (1.74%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.39%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.39%) Banking
6 4 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.04%) Military
8 2 (0.69%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.35%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (19.44%) Consultant
2 47 (16.32%) Security Consultant
3 46 (15.97%) Security Engineer
4 45 (15.63%) Architect
5 37 (12.85%) Security Architect
6 28 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (9.72%) IT Consultant
6 28 (9.72%) IT Security Consultant
7 25 (8.68%) AWS DevOps
8 21 (7.29%) IT Engineer
8 21 (7.29%) IT Security Engineer
8 21 (7.29%) Senior Security Engineer
9 20 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (6.94%) Network Engineer
10 19 (6.60%) Analyst
10 19 (6.60%) Senior IT Engineer
11 16 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
11 16 (5.56%) Senior IT Consultant
11 16 (5.56%) Senior IT Security Consultant
11 16 (5.56%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.90%) Elastic Stack
1 17 (5.90%) Web Services
2 7 (2.43%) OAuth
2 7 (2.43%) SAML
3 5 (1.74%) Middleware
4 4 (1.39%) XMPP
5 3 (1.04%) JMS
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (1.04%) REST
5 3 (1.04%) SOAP
5 3 (1.04%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.69%) Spring
7 1 (0.35%) .NET
7 1 (0.35%) Django
7 1 (0.35%) LAMP
7 1 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.35%) OpenID
7 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 58 (20.14%) PKI
1 58 (20.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 30 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 23 (7.99%) Management Information System
5 19 (6.60%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (3.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.78%) Fintech
7 8 (2.78%) Online Gambling
7 8 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.43%) Blog
9 6 (2.08%) Cyberattack
9 6 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.74%) NHS
11 4 (1.39%) Digital Signage
11 4 (1.39%) IPTV
11 4 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.04%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.36%) Linux
2 47 (16.32%) Windows
3 15 (5.21%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.78%) Unix
5 7 (2.43%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.04%) Debian
7 2 (0.69%) MVS
7 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (56.25%) SIEM
2 87 (30.21%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (25.69%) Security Operations
4 72 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 67 (23.26%) DevOps
6 65 (22.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 63 (21.88%) Information Security
8 62 (21.53%) DDoS Mitigation
9 59 (20.49%) Microservices
10 58 (20.14%) Open Source
11 57 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (19.44%) Configuration Management
12 56 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (17.71%) IT Strategy
14 50 (17.36%) High Availability
15 48 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
15 48 (16.67%) Decision-Making
16 46 (15.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 40 (13.89%) Threat Management
18 38 (13.19%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 65 (22.57%) Python
2 61 (21.18%) Java
3 54 (18.75%) Go
4 53 (18.40%) Ruby
5 18 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.78%) SQL
7 6 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.74%) C++
8 5 (1.74%) Perl
8 5 (1.74%) PHP
9 4 (1.39%) C
9 4 (1.39%) C#
10 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (18.75%) CISSP
2 52 (18.06%) Degree
3 36 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (11.11%) CISM
5 31 (10.76%) CEH
6 27 (9.38%) CISA
7 26 (9.03%) Security Cleared
8 21 (7.29%) CCNP
9 17 (5.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (3.47%) CCDP
11 9 (3.13%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.78%) SC Cleared
12 8 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (2.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (2.43%) ISSAP
13 7 (2.43%) JNCIP
13 7 (2.43%) RHCE
13 7 (2.43%) RHCSA
14 6 (2.08%) CCIE
14 6 (2.08%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (9.72%) PCI DSS
3 27 (9.38%) GDPR
4 9 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (2.78%) COBIT
5 8 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.69%) RMADS
9 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 61 (21.18%) Docker
2 22 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.86%) Hyper-V
3 14 (4.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (2.43%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.69%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.69%) Xen
7 1 (0.35%) Varnish
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (22.92%) Ansible
2 61 (21.18%) Nagios
3 60 (20.83%) Puppet
3 60 (20.83%) Terraform
4 58 (20.14%) Kubernetes
4 58 (20.14%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (19.10%) Packer
5 55 (19.10%) ZABBIX
6 54 (18.75%) Consul
6 54 (18.75%) Docker Swarm
6 54 (18.75%) Grafana
6 54 (18.75%) Graphite
6 54 (18.75%) Opsview
6 54 (18.75%) Salt
7 44 (15.28%) QRadar
8 14 (4.86%) SCCM
9 7 (2.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (2.43%) SCOM
9 7 (2.43%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (16.32%) Splunk
2 46 (15.97%) Qualys
3 44 (15.28%) Cisco
4 38 (13.19%) Microsoft
5 28 (9.72%) CheckPoint
6 27 (9.38%) Fortinet
6 27 (9.38%) Palo Alto
7 18 (6.25%) McAfee
8 17 (5.90%) Juniper
9 12 (4.17%) F5
10 10 (3.47%) Blue Coat
10 10 (3.47%) Symantec
11 9 (3.13%) Google
11 9 (3.13%) IBM
11 9 (3.13%) Oracle
11 9 (3.13%) SolarWinds
11 9 (3.13%) Tufin
12 8 (2.78%) Citrix
12 8 (2.78%) Radware
12 8 (2.78%) Red Hat