Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 914 885 997
Rank change year-on-year -29 +112 +100
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 258 291 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 148 260 259
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £38,725 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £88,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -2.44%

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 72,949 71,426 89,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.65% 40.66% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 57,556 58,343 71,806
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -15 254 £60,000 +9.09% 34
UK excluding London -38 155 £50,000 +2.56% 21
London +7 101 £70,000 +7.69% 14
North of England +32 50 £47,500 +18.75% 5
South West +33 45 £46,000 +10.84% 1
South East -41 40 £60,000 - 8
Yorkshire +36 26 £45,000 - 2
North West +12 23 £52,750 +31.88% 2
Midlands +2 15 £38,500 -14.44% 3
West Midlands +2 15 £38,500 -18.95% 2
East of England -12 14 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Wales +5 2 £55,242 +29.98%
Scotland -33 1 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North East - 1 £68,014 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 155 (60.08%) Firewall
2 116 (44.96%) Network Security
3 89 (34.50%) Cisco
4 86 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 81 (31.40%) Information Security
6 78 (30.23%) Finance
6 78 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
7 76 (29.46%) PCI DSS
7 76 (29.46%) Microsoft
8 72 (27.91%) ITIL
9 67 (25.97%) VPN
9 67 (25.97%) CISSP
10 62 (24.03%) Active Directory
10 62 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 60 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
11 60 (23.26%) Windows
12 59 (22.87%) Degree
12 59 (22.87%) Security Cleared
13 56 (21.71%) Python
14 55 (21.32%) WAN
14 55 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
14 55 (21.32%) ITIL V3
14 55 (21.32%) Cybersecurity
15 54 (20.93%) Web Services
15 54 (20.93%) McAfee
16 53 (20.54%) Intrusion Detection
17 52 (20.16%) SIEM
18 51 (19.77%) SCCM
19 50 (19.38%) DevOps
20 49 (18.99%) Windows Server

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 43 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.81%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (9.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (4.65%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.39%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 78 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (17.44%) Office 365
4 30 (11.63%) GitHub
5 29 (11.24%) OpenShift
6 26 (10.08%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (4.26%) Cloudflare
8 3 (1.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.39%) IaaS
9 1 (0.39%) PaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 155 (60.08%) Firewall
2 116 (44.96%) Network Security
3 67 (25.97%) VPN
4 55 (21.32%) WAN
5 53 (20.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 46 (17.83%) DNS
7 43 (16.67%) LAN
8 41 (15.89%) TCP/IP
9 39 (15.12%) VLAN
10 38 (14.73%) MPLS
11 30 (11.63%) BGP
12 26 (10.08%) OSPF
12 26 (10.08%) VoIP
13 25 (9.69%) SNMP
14 23 (8.91%) Wireless
14 23 (8.91%) Wireless Security
15 22 (8.53%) IPsec
16 21 (8.14%) Ethernet
16 21 (8.14%) SSL
17 19 (7.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.24%) Apache Cassandra
2 29 (11.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (16.28%) Jenkins
2 30 (11.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 29 (11.24%) Cucumber
4 13 (5.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (4.65%) Hudson
6 11 (4.26%) Metasploit
7 8 (3.10%) Git (software)
7 8 (3.10%) Vagrant
General
1 78 (30.23%) Finance
2 30 (11.63%) Games
3 25 (9.69%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.65%) Banking
5 10 (3.88%) Retail
6 6 (2.33%) Front Office
7 5 (1.94%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (15.50%) Network Engineer
2 31 (12.02%) Architect
3 30 (11.63%) Analyst
3 30 (11.63%) Security Analyst
4 29 (11.24%) Developer
4 29 (11.24%) Java Developer
5 26 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (9.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 25 (9.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (9.69%) Security Specialist
7 24 (9.30%) Security Architect
7 24 (9.30%) Security Manager
7 24 (9.30%) Senior Developer
7 24 (9.30%) Senior Java Developer
8 22 (8.53%) Java Scala Developer
8 22 (8.53%) Scala Developer
9 20 (7.75%) Network Specialist
10 19 (7.36%) Network Security Specialist
11 18 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
12 17 (6.59%) Senior Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.93%) Web Services
2 33 (12.79%) .NET
3 29 (11.24%) .NET Framework
3 29 (11.24%) Akka
3 29 (11.24%) AngularJS
3 29 (11.24%) RESTful
3 29 (11.24%) Spring
4 17 (6.59%) Node.js
5 4 (1.55%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.16%) REST
7 1 (0.39%) CSS
7 1 (0.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 60 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (17.05%) Fintech
3 30 (11.63%) Data Centre
3 30 (11.63%) Management Information System
4 29 (11.24%) Online Games
4 29 (11.24%) Private Cloud
5 25 (9.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (7.75%) Cyberthreat
7 18 (6.98%) Public Cloud
8 9 (3.49%) PKI
9 8 (3.10%) Cyberattack
10 7 (2.71%) Cybercrime
11 6 (2.33%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.55%) CESG
13 3 (1.16%) BYOD
13 3 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (1.16%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.78%) Digital Currency
14 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 60 (23.26%) Windows
2 49 (18.99%) Windows Server
3 44 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (11.24%) Android
4 29 (11.24%) Apple iOS
5 18 (6.98%) Windows 10
6 15 (5.81%) Unix
7 12 (4.65%) Linux
8 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.78%) AIX
9 2 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.78%) Debian
10 1 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
2 81 (31.40%) Information Security
3 72 (27.91%) ITIL
4 55 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (21.32%) Cybersecurity
4 55 (21.32%) ITIL V3
5 52 (20.16%) SIEM
6 50 (19.38%) DevOps
7 49 (18.99%) ITSM
7 49 (18.99%) Problem Management
7 49 (18.99%) Service Management
8 48 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
9 47 (18.22%) Service Delivery
10 43 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (16.67%) Network Design
10 43 (16.67%) Proactive Management
11 42 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (16.28%) E-Commerce
12 40 (15.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 38 (14.73%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (21.71%) Python
2 49 (18.99%) PowerShell
3 44 (17.05%) SQL
4 42 (16.28%) Java
4 42 (16.28%) Ruby
5 29 (11.24%) JavaScript
5 29 (11.24%) Scala
6 25 (9.69%) PHP
7 12 (4.65%) Go
8 9 (3.49%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.49%) C
9 8 (3.10%) Perl
10 2 (0.78%) Korn
11 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (25.97%) CISSP
2 59 (22.87%) Degree
2 59 (22.87%) Security Cleared
3 38 (14.73%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (13.18%) CISM
5 30 (11.63%) CCNP
6 22 (8.53%) JNCIP
7 16 (6.20%) CISA
7 16 (6.20%) ISSAP
8 14 (5.43%) DV Cleared
9 13 (5.04%) IISP
9 13 (5.04%) SC Cleared
10 12 (4.65%) CCDP
10 12 (4.65%) CCSE
11 11 (4.26%) SANS
12 10 (3.88%) CEH
13 8 (3.10%) CCNA
13 8 (3.10%) CREST Certified
13 8 (3.10%) CRISC
13 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (29.46%) PCI DSS
2 37 (14.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (2.71%) GDPR
5 3 (1.16%) COBIT
5 3 (1.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.78%) BS7799
6 2 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.78%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.78%) QA
6 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (24.03%) Active Directory
2 43 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 43 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 37 (14.34%) Docker
4 25 (9.69%) BitLocker
5 14 (5.43%) Snort
6 5 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.78%) vCloud
8 1 (0.39%) KVM
8 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (19.77%) SCCM
2 39 (15.12%) Ansible
3 37 (14.34%) Puppet
4 26 (10.08%) Nessus
5 25 (9.69%) SCOM
5 25 (9.69%) SCVMM
6 18 (6.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 18 (6.98%) Nagios
7 12 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (4.65%) QRadar
7 12 (4.65%) Salt
8 9 (3.49%) Cacti
8 9 (3.49%) RANCID
8 9 (3.49%) Suricata
9 8 (3.10%) Consul
9 8 (3.10%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (3.10%) Graphite
9 8 (3.10%) Kubernetes
9 8 (3.10%) OpenNMS
9 8 (3.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (34.50%) Cisco
2 76 (29.46%) Microsoft
3 54 (20.93%) McAfee
4 44 (17.05%) Juniper
5 41 (15.89%) CheckPoint
6 29 (11.24%) WorldPay
7 25 (9.69%) Fortinet
8 20 (7.75%) IBM
9 17 (6.59%) Palo Alto
9 17 (6.59%) Qualys
9 17 (6.59%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (6.59%) Splunk
10 16 (6.20%) Radware
11 14 (5.43%) Forcepoint
11 14 (5.43%) LogRhythm
12 13 (5.04%) Imperva
13 12 (4.65%) F5
13 12 (4.65%) Tufin
14 8 (3.10%) Huawei
14 8 (3.10%) Sonatype