Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 964 955 1037
Rank change year-on-year -9 +82 +109
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 214 286 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 187 264 222
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.90% +0.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 75630 78725 90575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.24% 41.03% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56792 64594 72517
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 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 -3 204 £55,000 -1.79% 10
UK excluding London +67 124 £47,500 -9.52% 6
London -63 85 £65,000 - 5
South West +44 40 £46,000 -2.13%
South East +58 38 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North of England +26 26 £47,500 +126.19% 2
North West +10 19 £47,500 +48.44% 1
Wales +21 7 £55,242 +5.22%
Yorkshire +34 6 £47,500 +126.19%
East of England +9 6 £46,750 -16.52% 1
West Midlands +30 4 £38,500 -9.41%
Midlands +26 4 £38,500 -9.41% 1
Scotland -12 3 - - 1
North East - 1 £68,014 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (59.81%) Firewall
2 94 (43.93%) DDoS Mitigation
3 76 (35.51%) Information Security
3 76 (35.51%) Network Security
4 72 (33.64%) Cisco
5 70 (32.71%) CISSP
6 66 (30.84%) SIEM
7 64 (29.91%) Windows
8 57 (26.64%) CISM
9 55 (25.70%) Finance
10 52 (24.30%) Microsoft
11 51 (23.83%) Cisco Certification
11 51 (23.83%) Cybersecurity
12 50 (23.36%) Linux
12 50 (23.36%) Degree
13 48 (22.43%) Penetration Testing
14 46 (21.50%) Active Directory
14 46 (21.50%) CCNP
15 45 (21.03%) ITIL
15 45 (21.03%) Unix
16 44 (20.56%) BGP
17 41 (19.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 39 (18.22%) MPLS
18 39 (18.22%) LAN
18 39 (18.22%) VPN
19 38 (17.76%) Intrusion Detection
19 38 (17.76%) Amazon AWS
20 36 (16.82%) PCI DSS
20 36 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
20 36 (16.82%) WAN

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 20 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.76%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (12.15%) Office 365
4 11 (5.14%) Cloudflare
4 11 (5.14%) IaaS
4 11 (5.14%) PaaS
5 7 (3.27%) SaaS
6 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.93%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (59.81%) Firewall
2 76 (35.51%) Network Security
3 44 (20.56%) BGP
4 39 (18.22%) LAN
4 39 (18.22%) MPLS
4 39 (18.22%) VPN
5 38 (17.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 36 (16.82%) WAN
7 26 (12.15%) OSPF
7 26 (12.15%) TCP/IP
8 25 (11.68%) DNS
9 20 (9.35%) Wireless
10 18 (8.41%) VLAN
11 17 (7.94%) IPv4
12 16 (7.48%) Internet
13 15 (7.01%) SNMP
14 13 (6.07%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (6.07%) IPv6
15 12 (5.61%) Ethernet
15 12 (5.61%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.47%) MySQL
2 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 55 (25.70%) Finance
2 27 (12.62%) Telecoms
3 23 (10.75%) Banking
4 8 (3.74%) Legal
5 2 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (25.70%) Network Engineer
2 50 (23.36%) Security Engineer
3 36 (16.82%) Analyst
4 33 (15.42%) Security Analyst
5 30 (14.02%) Senior Network Engineer
6 27 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (8.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 19 (8.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 18 (8.41%) Security Manager
9 17 (7.94%) Architect
9 17 (7.94%) IP Engineer
9 17 (7.94%) IP Network Engineer
9 17 (7.94%) Senior IP Engineer
9 17 (7.94%) Senior IP Network Engineer
10 16 (7.48%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 16 (7.48%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 16 (7.48%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (7.01%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
12 14 (6.54%) Security Officer
13 12 (5.61%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.94%) Web Services
2 4 (1.87%) REST
3 2 (0.93%) JSON
3 2 (0.93%) XMPP
4 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.47%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) LAMP
4 1 (0.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (13.08%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.94%) Cyber Attack
3 17 (7.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (5.61%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (5.61%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.61%) Fintech
4 12 (5.61%) PKI
5 11 (5.14%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.27%) Cybercrime
7 6 (2.80%) BYOD
8 5 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.87%) CESG
9 4 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.93%) Clustering
10 2 (0.93%) iSeries
10 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) Replication
10 2 (0.93%) Social Media
10 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (29.91%) Windows
2 50 (23.36%) Linux
3 45 (21.03%) Unix
4 29 (13.55%) Windows Server
5 26 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.21%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.93%) AIX
8 2 (0.93%) CentOS
8 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (43.93%) DDoS Mitigation
2 76 (35.51%) Information Security
3 66 (30.84%) SIEM
4 51 (23.83%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (22.43%) Penetration Testing
6 45 (21.03%) ITIL
7 26 (12.15%) Network Design
8 25 (11.68%) Kalman Filter
9 23 (10.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 22 (10.28%) Problem Management
10 22 (10.28%) Service Management
11 21 (9.81%) ITSM
11 21 (9.81%) Service Delivery
12 20 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (9.35%) ITIL V3
13 18 (8.41%) Vulnerability Management
14 16 (7.48%) Network Virtualisation
14 16 (7.48%) Secure Coding
14 16 (7.48%) Security Operations
14 16 (7.48%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.81%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.41%) Python
3 16 (7.48%) Java
4 15 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.34%) SQL
6 4 (1.87%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.40%) Ruby
8 2 (0.93%) C
8 2 (0.93%) Korn
8 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.47%) Go
9 1 (0.47%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (32.71%) CISSP
2 57 (26.64%) CISM
3 51 (23.83%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (23.36%) Degree
5 46 (21.50%) CCNP
6 30 (14.02%) Security Cleared
7 25 (11.68%) DV Cleared
8 22 (10.28%) CEH
9 18 (8.41%) CCIE
10 17 (7.94%) CISA
11 16 (7.48%) RHCSA
12 15 (7.01%) RHCA
12 15 (7.01%) RHCE
13 14 (6.54%) SANS
14 13 (6.07%) JNCIP
15 12 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (4.21%) CCNA
17 8 (3.74%) CESG Certified Professional
18 7 (3.27%) CRISC
18 7 (3.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (19.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (16.82%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.21%) GDPR
4 5 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (2.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (21.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.68%) Hyper-V
3 20 (9.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 20 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.48%) Snort
5 11 (5.14%) BitLocker
6 6 (2.80%) vSphere
7 4 (1.87%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (14.95%) Nessus
2 29 (13.55%) SCCM
3 13 (6.07%) Nagios
4 11 (5.14%) SCOM
4 11 (5.14%) SCVMM
5 10 (4.67%) Cacti
5 10 (4.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 10 (4.67%) Puppet
5 10 (4.67%) RANCID
6 9 (4.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (4.21%) OpenNMS
7 8 (3.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (3.27%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.93%) Ansible
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.93%) EnCase
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.93%) Packer
9 2 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 72 (33.64%) Cisco
2 52 (24.30%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.55%) Juniper
4 25 (11.68%) McAfee
5 24 (11.21%) VMware
6 22 (10.28%) Splunk
7 20 (9.35%) LogRhythm
8 18 (8.41%) Acunetix
8 18 (8.41%) Huawei
9 15 (7.01%) AlienVault
9 15 (7.01%) Rapid7
10 11 (5.14%) CheckPoint
10 11 (5.14%) Citrix
11 9 (4.21%) Ericsson
11 9 (4.21%) F5
11 9 (4.21%) Radware
12 8 (3.74%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (2.80%) Avaya
14 6 (2.80%) Clearswift