Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 976 967 1062
Rank change year-on-year -9 +95 +64
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Denial-of-Service 207 292 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 186 263 223
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% -4.55% +14.58%
10th Percentile £33,750 £38,750 £37,000
90th Percentile £69,375 £86,250 £84,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% +18.92%

Distributed Denial-of-Service is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75584 82519 89404
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.78% 41.66% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57618 67459 71200
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 16 August 2017.

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

Distributed Denial-of-Service
Top 13 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 16 August 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 -25 193 £53,000 +0.95% 7
UK excluding London +74 139 £47,500 -5.00% 4
London -74 65 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South East +79 56 £47,500 +5.56% 2
South West +24 29 £55,000 +15.79% 1
North of England +13 21 £47,500 +79.25% 1
North West -19 15 £45,000 +40.63% 1
East of England +6 13 £46,000 -15.21%
Wales +12 9 £40,000 -23.81%
Midlands +22 6 £35,000 -17.65%
Yorkshire +15 6 £47,500 +111.11%
West Midlands +14 6 £35,000 -15.15%
Scotland +4 5 £47,500 -5.00%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 121 (58.45%) Firewall
2 93 (44.93%) Cisco
3 83 (40.10%) DDoS Mitigation
4 63 (30.43%) Network Security
4 63 (30.43%) Linux
5 62 (29.95%) Windows
5 62 (29.95%) LAN
6 60 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (28.50%) SIEM
8 58 (28.02%) WAN
9 55 (26.57%) CCNP
10 54 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
11 51 (24.64%) CISSP
12 50 (24.15%) VPN
12 50 (24.15%) Information Security
13 48 (23.19%) BGP
14 45 (21.74%) CISM
15 40 (19.32%) MPLS
16 39 (18.84%) Microsoft
17 38 (18.36%) Unix
17 38 (18.36%) Finance
18 35 (16.91%) Juniper
19 34 (16.43%) Wireless
19 34 (16.43%) Telecoms
19 34 (16.43%) Penetration Testing
19 34 (16.43%) Degree
20 33 (15.94%) VMware
20 33 (15.94%) OSPF
21 32 (15.46%) ITIL
22 31 (14.98%) DNS

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 6 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.70%) Office 365
4 11 (5.31%) IaaS
4 11 (5.31%) PaaS
5 7 (3.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 121 (58.45%) Firewall
2 63 (30.43%) Network Security
3 62 (29.95%) LAN
4 58 (28.02%) WAN
5 50 (24.15%) VPN
6 48 (23.19%) BGP
7 40 (19.32%) MPLS
8 34 (16.43%) Wireless
9 33 (15.94%) OSPF
10 31 (14.98%) DNS
10 31 (14.98%) TCP/IP
11 23 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (11.11%) IPv6
12 22 (10.63%) Internet
12 22 (10.63%) VLAN
13 21 (10.14%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (9.18%) IPv4
15 16 (7.73%) VoIP
16 15 (7.25%) SNMP
17 14 (6.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.48%) MySQL
2 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (18.36%) Finance
2 34 (16.43%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.73%) Banking
4 7 (3.38%) Legal
5 4 (1.93%) Marketing
6 2 (0.97%) Law
6 2 (0.97%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 66 (31.88%) Network Engineer
2 64 (30.92%) Security Engineer
3 30 (14.49%) Analyst
4 27 (13.04%) Security Analyst
5 26 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (12.08%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 25 (12.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 23 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
8 21 (10.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 20 (9.66%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 16 (7.73%) IP Engineer
10 16 (7.73%) IP Network Engineer
10 16 (7.73%) Senior IP Engineer
10 16 (7.73%) Senior IP Network Engineer
11 15 (7.25%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (6.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 14 (6.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 13 (6.28%) Core Network Engineer
13 13 (6.28%) IT Security Analyst
13 13 (6.28%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.86%) Web Services
2 2 (0.97%) XMPP
3 1 (0.48%) JSON
3 1 (0.48%) LAMP
3 1 (0.48%) Node.js
3 1 (0.48%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.21%) Data Centre
4 15 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 13 (6.28%) Cyber Attack
6 10 (4.83%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (3.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (3.38%) PKI
9 5 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.93%) BYOD
11 2 (0.97%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.97%) IVR
11 2 (0.97%) Social Media
11 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.48%) Blog
12 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.48%) Clustering
12 1 (0.48%) iPad
12 1 (0.48%) iSeries
12 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.43%) Linux
2 62 (29.95%) Windows
3 38 (18.36%) Unix
4 26 (12.56%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.86%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.86%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.97%) Android
8 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.48%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (40.10%) DDoS Mitigation
2 59 (28.50%) SIEM
3 54 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
4 50 (24.15%) Information Security
5 34 (16.43%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (15.46%) ITIL
7 26 (12.56%) Network Design
8 22 (10.63%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (9.18%) Change Management
9 19 (9.18%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (7.73%) Security Architecture
11 14 (6.76%) Ethical Hacking
12 13 (6.28%) High Availability
12 13 (6.28%) Security Operations
13 12 (5.80%) Load Balancing
13 12 (5.80%) Security Testing
13 12 (5.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (5.31%) Computer Security
14 11 (5.31%) Configuration Management
14 11 (5.31%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.59%) Python
2 22 (10.63%) Java
3 20 (9.66%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.38%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.42%) SQL
6 4 (1.93%) C
7 3 (1.45%) Ruby
8 2 (0.97%) Perl
8 2 (0.97%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.48%) C#
9 1 (0.48%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) Go
9 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (26.57%) CCNP
3 51 (24.64%) CISSP
4 45 (21.74%) CISM
5 34 (16.43%) Degree
6 24 (11.59%) CEH
7 20 (9.66%) RHCA
7 20 (9.66%) RHCE
7 20 (9.66%) RHCSA
8 16 (7.73%) CCIE
8 16 (7.73%) CCNA
9 15 (7.25%) CISA
9 15 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (5.80%) JNCIP
10 12 (5.80%) Security Cleared
11 11 (5.31%) SANS
12 9 (4.35%) DV Cleared
13 8 (3.86%) CCSE
14 7 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (3.38%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.56%) PCI DSS
2 25 (12.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (6.28%) SLA
4 6 (2.90%) GDPR
5 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 28 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.66%) Snort
4 12 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.42%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.42%) vSphere
6 3 (1.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.48%) vCloud
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (13.53%) Nessus
2 14 (6.76%) SCCM
3 13 (6.28%) Nagios
4 10 (4.83%) Puppet
5 9 (4.35%) Cacti
5 9 (4.35%) OpenNMS
5 9 (4.35%) RANCID
6 8 (3.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (3.38%) CSIRT
7 7 (3.38%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.93%) Packer
8 4 (1.93%) Terraform
8 4 (1.93%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.45%) SCOM
9 3 (1.45%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.97%) EnCase
10 2 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 93 (44.93%) Cisco
2 39 (18.84%) Microsoft
3 35 (16.91%) Juniper
4 33 (15.94%) VMware
5 27 (13.04%) Splunk
6 26 (12.56%) CheckPoint
7 22 (10.63%) Huawei
8 21 (10.14%) LogRhythm
9 20 (9.66%) Acunetix
9 20 (9.66%) AlienVault
9 20 (9.66%) Rapid7
10 19 (9.18%) F5
10 19 (9.18%) Palo Alto
11 15 (7.25%) Citrix
12 13 (6.28%) Fortinet
13 12 (5.80%) ArcSight
14 10 (4.83%) Forcepoint
15 9 (4.35%) Blue Coat
15 9 (4.35%) Ericsson
16 8 (3.86%) Sourcefire