The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 137 132 116
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Permanent jobs citing Snort 3 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.13% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 0.80% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 12
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +135.29%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £31,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+50.79% -21.25%
Snort
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
347 374 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.79% 16.61% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 237 310 190
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Snort across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Snort Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Snort
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Snort across the Reading region.

Snort Salary Trend in Reading

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Snort also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Snort.

1 6 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 4 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) BC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) SIEM
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Service Continuity Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Websense
3 2 (33.33%) SSCP
3 2 (33.33%) GCIA
3 2 (33.33%) GCIH
3 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Snort also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Snort. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Wireshark
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
1 4 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Junior
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Security Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (33.33%) Service Continuity Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) SIEM
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SSCP
1 2 (33.33%) GCIA
1 2 (33.33%) GCIH
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) BC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Dell
1 2 (33.33%) Juniper
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee
1 2 (33.33%) Websense
1 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
1 2 (33.33%) Sourcefire
1 2 (33.33%) Fortinet