Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 948 980
Rank change year-on-year +152 +32 +75
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 412 236 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 259 200 281
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -4.76% -8.70%
10th Percentile £47,500 £32,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £71,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% -9.09%

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 75,461 74,233 87,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.37% 42.87% 43.60%
Number of salaries quoted 58,535 59,086 70,874
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +5.38%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +160 369 £62,500 +21.36% 25
UK excluding London +91 280 £60,000 +26.32% 16
London +48 129 £70,000 +7.69% 9
North of England +93 85 £60,000 +50.00% 7
South East -20 59 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire +75 46 £50,000 +5.26% 3
South West +19 45 £47,500 -13.64%
Midlands +39 44 £77,500 +121.43% 2
North West +16 39 £61,250 +53.13% 4
West Midlands +46 36 £67,500 +92.86% 2
Scotland 0 35 £65,000 +36.84%
East of England -5 26 £70,000 +47.37% 2
East Midlands - 8 £77,500 -
Wales +5 5 £40,210 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 259 (62.86%) Firewall
2 220 (53.40%) Network Security
3 185 (44.90%) SIEM
4 134 (32.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 122 (29.61%) Cybersecurity
6 113 (27.43%) VPN
6 113 (27.43%) Cisco
7 111 (26.94%) Amazon AWS
8 106 (25.73%) Security Operations
9 105 (25.49%) Finance
10 97 (23.54%) WAN
11 95 (23.06%) Data Loss Prevention
12 91 (22.09%) Load Balancing
13 87 (21.12%) Information Security
13 87 (21.12%) DDoS Mitigation
14 86 (20.87%) Data Centre
14 86 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
15 82 (19.90%) CheckPoint
15 82 (19.90%) QRadar
15 82 (19.90%) Splunk
16 81 (19.66%) Qualys
16 81 (19.66%) Juniper
17 80 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
18 79 (19.17%) PCI DSS
18 79 (19.17%) DevOps
19 75 (18.20%) Docker
20 73 (17.72%) Microsoft
21 72 (17.48%) Python
22 69 (16.75%) PKI
22 69 (16.75%) Web Services

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 41 (9.95%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.34%) IIS
3 11 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 21 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (5.58%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 111 (26.94%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (10.68%) Office 365
4 34 (8.25%) GitHub
4 34 (8.25%) OpenShift
5 24 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.46%) IaaS
7 5 (1.21%) SaaS
8 2 (0.49%) PaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Akamai
9 1 (0.24%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 259 (62.86%) Firewall
2 220 (53.40%) Network Security
3 113 (27.43%) VPN
4 97 (23.54%) WAN
5 67 (16.26%) LAN
6 50 (12.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 47 (11.41%) WLAN
8 46 (11.17%) DNS
9 44 (10.68%) MPLS
10 40 (9.71%) VLAN
11 39 (9.47%) BGP
12 38 (9.22%) TCP/IP
13 37 (8.98%) OSPF
14 30 (7.28%) SSL
15 28 (6.80%) HTTP
15 28 (6.80%) SNMP
16 24 (5.83%) Ethernet
16 24 (5.83%) IPsec
16 24 (5.83%) Wireshark
17 22 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.41%) NoSQL
2 44 (10.68%) SQL Server
3 36 (8.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (2.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 61 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 36 (8.74%) Cucumber
3 34 (8.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 27 (6.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 27 (6.55%) Hudson
4 27 (6.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 105 (25.49%) Finance
2 39 (9.47%) Games
3 23 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.94%) Legal
4 8 (1.94%) Retail
5 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.49%) Banking
5 2 (0.49%) Marketing
5 2 (0.49%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 83 (20.15%) Consultant
2 79 (19.17%) Architect
3 78 (18.93%) Security Consultant
4 71 (17.23%) Security Architect
5 51 (12.38%) Solutions Architect
6 47 (11.41%) Security Solutions Architect
7 45 (10.92%) Security Engineer
8 44 (10.68%) IT Consultant
8 44 (10.68%) IT Security Consultant
9 42 (10.19%) Security Specialist
10 36 (8.74%) Developer
10 36 (8.74%) Java Developer
11 35 (8.50%) Java Scala Developer
11 35 (8.50%) Scala Developer
11 35 (8.50%) Senior Developer
11 35 (8.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 34 (8.25%) Senior Java Scala Developer
12 34 (8.25%) Senior Scala Developer
13 32 (7.77%) Network Engineer
13 32 (7.77%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (16.75%) Web Services
2 40 (9.71%) .NET
3 36 (8.74%) .NET Framework
3 36 (8.74%) Akka
3 36 (8.74%) AngularJS
3 36 (8.74%) RESTful
3 36 (8.74%) Spring
4 11 (2.67%) Node.js
5 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 86 (20.87%) Data Centre
2 69 (16.75%) PKI
2 69 (16.75%) Security Operations Centre
3 60 (14.56%) Cyberthreat
4 55 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (11.65%) Fintech
6 36 (8.74%) Online Games
6 36 (8.74%) Private Cloud
7 22 (5.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (5.34%) Management Information System
8 17 (4.13%) Computer Science
9 14 (3.40%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 6 (1.46%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.49%) BYOD
13 2 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.41%) Windows
2 45 (10.92%) Windows Server
3 41 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (8.74%) Android
4 36 (8.74%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.85%) Windows 10
6 13 (3.16%) Linux
7 1 (0.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Debian
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (44.90%) SIEM
2 134 (32.52%) Vulnerability Management
3 122 (29.61%) Cybersecurity
4 106 (25.73%) Security Operations
5 95 (23.06%) Data Loss Prevention
6 91 (22.09%) Load Balancing
7 87 (21.12%) DDoS Mitigation
7 87 (21.12%) Information Security
8 86 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (19.17%) DevOps
10 65 (15.78%) Threat Management
11 64 (15.53%) ITIL
12 61 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (14.81%) E-Commerce
13 60 (14.56%) ITIL V3
14 58 (14.08%) Presales
15 55 (13.35%) Microservices
16 54 (13.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
17 50 (12.14%) Service Delivery
18 49 (11.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.48%) Python
2 67 (16.26%) Java
3 65 (15.78%) Ruby
4 50 (12.14%) SQL
5 45 (10.92%) PowerShell
6 36 (8.74%) JavaScript
6 36 (8.74%) Scala
7 29 (7.04%) Go
8 12 (2.91%) PHP
9 6 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.49%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) C
12 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (16.50%) CISSP
2 66 (16.02%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (16.02%) Degree
3 59 (14.32%) CCNP
4 50 (12.14%) CCDP
5 47 (11.41%) Security Cleared
6 34 (8.25%) CISM
7 25 (6.07%) CISA
8 23 (5.58%) CEH
9 21 (5.10%) JNCIP
10 19 (4.61%) CCSE
10 19 (4.61%) IISP
10 19 (4.61%) ISSAP
11 14 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (3.40%) RHCSA
12 12 (2.91%) RHCE
13 7 (1.70%) CCIE
13 7 (1.70%) CCNA
13 7 (1.70%) JNCIE
13 7 (1.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (19.17%) PCI DSS
2 33 (8.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.67%) GDPR
4 8 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.21%) COBIT
6 3 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.73%) COSO
6 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.49%) BS7799
7 2 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.49%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.49%) QA
7 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.49%) SLA
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 75 (18.20%) Docker
2 43 (10.44%) Active Directory
3 41 (9.95%) Hyper-V
3 41 (9.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 21 (5.10%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.97%) Snort
6 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 82 (19.90%) QRadar
2 43 (10.44%) Ansible
3 41 (9.95%) SCCM
4 39 (9.47%) Puppet
5 30 (7.28%) Nagios
6 28 (6.80%) Kubernetes
6 28 (6.80%) ZABBIX
7 27 (6.55%) Consul
7 27 (6.55%) Docker Swarm
7 27 (6.55%) Grafana
7 27 (6.55%) Graphite
7 27 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (6.55%) Opsview
7 27 (6.55%) Packer
7 27 (6.55%) Salt
7 27 (6.55%) Terraform
8 21 (5.10%) SCOM
8 21 (5.10%) SCVMM
9 20 (4.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 18 (4.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 113 (27.43%) Cisco
2 82 (19.90%) CheckPoint
2 82 (19.90%) Splunk
3 81 (19.66%) Juniper
3 81 (19.66%) Qualys
4 73 (17.72%) Microsoft
5 58 (14.08%) Fortinet
6 49 (11.89%) Forcepoint
7 48 (11.65%) McAfee
8 47 (11.41%) Tufin
9 36 (8.74%) WorldPay
10 27 (6.55%) IBM
11 26 (6.31%) LogRhythm
12 19 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (3.64%) F5
13 15 (3.64%) Palo Alto
14 14 (3.40%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.94%) Blue Coat
16 7 (1.70%) BMC
16 7 (1.70%) ServiceNow