The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 235 183 211
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +28
Permanent jobs citing Snort 3 28 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.048% 0.55% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 6.57% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 28 8
Average salary £65,000 £26,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+150.00% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -3.07%
Snort
England

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

System Software Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
655 426 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.53% 8.37% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 577 365 613
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Snort Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Snort
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Snort Salary Trend in the South West

Snort
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -14 2 - -
Gloucestershire -5 1 £65,000 +160.00%
Snort
England

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 10 (76.92%) Network Security
2 9 (69.23%) LogLogic
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) UNIX
3 8 (61.54%) Information Security
3 8 (61.54%) Ethical Hacking
3 8 (61.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco
3 8 (61.54%) Splunk
3 8 (61.54%) PCI DSS
4 5 (38.46%) Wireshark
5 4 (30.77%) tcpdump
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (7.69%) EnCE
7 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
7 1 (7.69%) SIEM
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.69%) Coaching
7 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (7.69%) GIAC
7 1 (7.69%) HTTP
7 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 10 (76.92%) Network Security
2 8 (61.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (38.46%) Wireshark
4 4 (30.77%) tcpdump
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
2 10 (76.92%) Security Analyst
3 8 (61.54%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Ethical Hacking
1 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Information Security
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) SIEM
2 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) EnCE
3 1 (7.69%) GIAC
3 1 (7.69%) GCIA
3 1 (7.69%) GCIH
3 1 (7.69%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) LogLogic
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) ArcSight