The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 786 833 837
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +4
Permanent jobs citing Snort 110 48 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.044% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 0.43% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 103 45 50
Average salary £50,000 £31,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.73% -30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,400 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £28,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -46.66%

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12861 11277 11976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.28% 10.37% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10803 9490 10274
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Snort Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Snort
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Snort within the UK.

Snort Salary Trend in the UK

Snort
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Snort over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 within the UK.

Snort Salary Histogram in the UK

Snort
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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
England +47 105 £50,125 +59.12% 9
London +67 58 £52,500 -11.01% 2
South East +9 24 £45,000 -7.69% 2
Hampshire - 20 £44,500 - 2
Basingstoke - 11 £44,500 - 2
Gloucestershire +1 10 £52,500 +114.28% 4
South West -45 10 £52,500 +101.92% 4
Southampton - 8 £42,500 -
Cheltenham 0 7 £52,500 +114.28% 3
North West - 5 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £38,000 -
Cheshire - 5 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 5 £38,000 -
Knutsford - 4 £45,000 -
Reading +2 3 £55,000 -8.33%
Berkshire -4 3 £55,000 +4.76%
Warwick - 3 £38,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
City of London - 3 £52,500 -
Scotland - 3 - -
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
East of England -17 1 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Chiswick - 1 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £57,256 -
South Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £57,256 -
Gloucester - 1 £52,500 - 1
Hinckley - 1 £57,256 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £70,000 -
Bedford - 1 £37,500 - 1

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 145 (63.88%) Windows
2 129 (56.83%) Linux
3 102 (44.93%) TCP/IP
4 80 (35.24%) SIEM
5 73 (32.16%) Python
6 72 (31.72%) Perl
7 71 (31.28%) Firewall
8 70 (30.84%) Ruby
9 69 (30.40%) MySQL
10 67 (29.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 61 (26.87%) tcpdump
12 60 (26.43%) Shell Script
13 59 (25.99%) Bash Shell
14 57 (25.11%) Wireshark
15 56 (24.67%) Nagios
15 56 (24.67%) UNIX
16 55 (24.23%) Information Security
17 54 (23.79%) Sourcefire
18 53 (23.35%) Puppet
19 50 (22.03%) VMware
20 48 (21.15%) CISSP
20 48 (21.15%) Open Source
20 48 (21.15%) Network Security
21 47 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
21 47 (20.70%) Cisco
22 46 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
22 46 (20.26%) HTTP
23 45 (19.82%) Cacti
24 44 (19.38%) Configuration Management
24 44 (19.38%) Performance Tuning

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (6.61%) IIS
2 11 (4.85%) Lync
3 10 (4.41%) Jetty
3 10 (4.41%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.20%) Apache
5 4 (1.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) IaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 102 (44.93%) TCP/IP
2 71 (31.28%) Firewall
3 67 (29.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 61 (26.87%) tcpdump
5 57 (25.11%) Wireshark
6 48 (21.15%) Network Security
7 46 (20.26%) HTTP
8 42 (18.50%) DNS
9 31 (13.66%) LDAP
9 31 (13.66%) WAN
10 30 (13.22%) LAN
11 24 (10.57%) FTP
11 24 (10.57%) VPN
11 24 (10.57%) SSL
12 23 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (10.13%) DHCP
13 20 (8.81%) SMTP
14 15 (6.61%) IPsec
15 12 (5.29%) HTTPS
15 12 (5.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (30.40%) MySQL
2 43 (18.94%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.76%) Big Data
4 3 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.44%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (18.50%) Subversion
1 42 (18.50%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.37%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (6.61%) Finance
2 9 (3.96%) Law
2 9 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.64%) Banking
4 5 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.32%) Advertising
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (36.56%) Analyst
2 62 (27.31%) Security Analyst
3 43 (18.94%) Administrator
4 36 (15.86%) Security Engineer
5 24 (10.57%) Linux Administrator
6 21 (9.25%) Network Engineer
7 19 (8.37%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (6.17%) IT Security Analyst
9 12 (5.29%) Operations Analyst
9 12 (5.29%) Security Operations Analyst
9 12 (5.29%) Consultant
9 12 (5.29%) Security Consultant
9 12 (5.29%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (3.96%) Senior Security Analyst
10 9 (3.96%) Windows Administrator
11 8 (3.52%) Network Security Consultant
11 8 (3.52%) IT Security Engineer
11 8 (3.52%) OSS Engineer
11 8 (3.52%) Network Consultant
11 8 (3.52%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.94%) LAMP
2 13 (5.73%) .NET
3 12 (5.29%) Web Services
4 10 (4.41%) JMX
4 10 (4.41%) HornetQ
5 1 (0.44%) HTML
5 1 (0.44%) CSS
5 1 (0.44%) HTML5
5 1 (0.44%) CSS3
5 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.15%) Open Source
2 23 (10.13%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.64%) PKI
5 5 (2.20%) SCADA
5 5 (2.20%) CESG
5 5 (2.20%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.76%) Clustering
7 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.88%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.44%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 145 (63.88%) Windows
2 129 (56.83%) Linux
3 56 (24.67%) UNIX
4 21 (9.25%) Solaris
5 17 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (4.85%) Debian
9 10 (4.41%) CentOS
10 7 (3.08%) FreeBSD
11 6 (2.64%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.76%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (35.24%) SIEM
2 55 (24.23%) Information Security
3 44 (19.38%) Configuration Management
3 44 (19.38%) Performance Tuning
4 33 (14.54%) Incident Management
5 32 (14.10%) ITIL
6 30 (13.22%) Penetration Testing
7 28 (12.33%) Cyber Security
8 20 (8.81%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (8.37%) Ethical Hacking
10 18 (7.93%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (7.49%) PRINCE2
12 15 (6.61%) Service Management
13 12 (5.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (4.85%) Load Balancing
14 11 (4.85%) Information Assurance
14 11 (4.85%) E-Commerce
14 11 (4.85%) Analytics
15 10 (4.41%) Computer Forensics
15 10 (4.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 73 (32.16%) Python
2 72 (31.72%) Perl
3 70 (30.84%) Ruby
4 60 (26.43%) Shell Script
5 59 (25.99%) Bash Shell
6 37 (16.30%) SQL
7 14 (6.17%) Java
8 13 (5.73%) PHP
9 7 (3.08%) C
9 7 (3.08%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.64%) C++
11 2 (0.88%) Erlang
12 1 (0.44%) Haskell
12 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.44%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 48 (21.15%) CISSP
2 46 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (17.18%) GIAC
4 31 (13.66%) Degree
4 31 (13.66%) Security Cleared
5 28 (12.33%) SC Cleared
6 27 (11.89%) CCNP
6 27 (11.89%) CCNA
7 21 (9.25%) GCIH
7 21 (9.25%) CEH
8 20 (8.81%) DV Cleared
9 19 (8.37%) CISM
10 18 (7.93%) GCIA
11 17 (7.49%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (4.85%) CCIE
12 11 (4.85%) CCSP
13 7 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (3.08%) CCSE
14 4 (1.76%) OSCP
14 4 (1.76%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (18.50%) PCI DSS
2 26 (11.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.85%) SLA
4 8 (3.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (3.52%) GPG13
5 6 (2.64%) HIPAA
System Software
1 47 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (18.94%) Xen
3 42 (18.50%) KVM
4 20 (8.81%) Nmap
5 9 (3.96%) Active Directory
6 8 (3.52%) Squid
7 7 (3.08%) Forefront TMG
7 7 (3.08%) UAG
8 3 (1.32%) vSphere
9 1 (0.44%) XenApp
9 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 56 (24.67%) Nagios
2 53 (23.35%) Puppet
3 45 (19.82%) Cacti
4 42 (18.50%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (9.69%) Nessus
6 10 (4.41%) Munin
6 10 (4.41%) OpenView
7 7 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.76%) WSUS
9 3 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.88%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 54 (23.79%) Sourcefire
2 50 (22.03%) VMware
3 47 (20.70%) Cisco
4 36 (15.86%) Splunk
5 35 (15.42%) CheckPoint
6 31 (13.66%) Juniper
7 24 (10.57%) Microsoft
7 24 (10.57%) Blue Coat
8 23 (10.13%) Websense
9 18 (7.93%) Red Hat
10 17 (7.49%) Symantec
10 17 (7.49%) LogLogic
11 16 (7.05%) LogRhythm
12 15 (6.61%) ArcSight
12 15 (6.61%) HP
13 13 (5.73%) SolarWinds
14 12 (5.29%) Imperva
14 12 (5.29%) McAfee
14 12 (5.29%) Sophos
15 10 (4.41%) IronPort
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Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
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DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
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Advancing People Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheltenham
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago