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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 791 825 838
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +13
Permanent jobs citing Snort 103 52 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.049% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 0.49% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 90 49 50
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -3.07%

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
12347 10669 11965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.81% 9.99% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10259 9065 10279
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 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
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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 +53 97 £47,500 +35.71% 7
London +36 53 £50,000 -16.66% 3
South East +12 26 £45,000 -20.00% 2
Hampshire - 19 £44,500 - 1
West Midlands - 8 £43,750 - 1
Basingstoke - 7 £44,500 -
Southampton - 7 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire 0 6 £57,500 -4.16% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
Reading -4 4 £55,000 -8.33%
North West -13 4 £45,000 -25.00%
Warwick - 4 £46,750 - 1
City of London - 4 £50,250 -
Scotland - 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
South West -56 3 £65,000 +150.00% 1
Knutsford - 3 £45,000 -
Swindon -6 2 - -
Wiltshire -22 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £57,256 -
East Midlands - 2 £57,256 -
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
Slough - 2 £57,500 -
Hinckley - 2 £57,256 -
Birmingham - 2 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire -6 1 £65,000 +160.00% 1
Cheltenham -12 1 £65,000 +160.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £65,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £35,000 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 143 (61.90%) Windows
2 118 (51.08%) Linux
3 95 (41.13%) TCP/IP
4 89 (38.53%) SIEM
5 74 (32.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 72 (31.17%) Firewall
7 70 (30.30%) Python
7 70 (30.30%) Ruby
8 68 (29.44%) Perl
9 65 (28.14%) CISSP
10 64 (27.71%) MySQL
10 64 (27.71%) Sourcefire
10 64 (27.71%) tcpdump
11 63 (27.27%) Bash Shell
12 60 (25.97%) Wireshark
13 57 (24.68%) Information Security
14 54 (23.38%) UNIX
15 50 (21.65%) Cisco
16 48 (20.78%) Network Security
16 48 (20.78%) PCI DSS
16 48 (20.78%) Open Source
17 46 (19.91%) Security Cleared
17 46 (19.91%) Cisco Certification
17 46 (19.91%) Juniper
17 46 (19.91%) CheckPoint
18 45 (19.48%) Shell Script
18 45 (19.48%) Nagios
18 45 (19.48%) Puppet
19 44 (19.05%) Splunk
20 43 (18.61%) SC Cleared

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (8.23%) IIS
2 12 (5.19%) Lync
2 12 (5.19%) Apache
3 8 (3.46%) Jetty
3 8 (3.46%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (41.13%) TCP/IP
2 74 (32.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 72 (31.17%) Firewall
4 64 (27.71%) tcpdump
5 60 (25.97%) Wireshark
6 48 (20.78%) Network Security
7 35 (15.15%) HTTP
8 34 (14.72%) DNS
9 29 (12.55%) WAN
9 29 (12.55%) LAN
10 24 (10.39%) LDAP
11 23 (9.96%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (6.06%) FTP
12 14 (6.06%) SSL
13 13 (5.63%) Internet
13 13 (5.63%) SMTP
13 13 (5.63%) DHCP
14 12 (5.19%) IP Telephony
14 12 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (5.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (27.71%) MySQL
2 35 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 34 (14.72%) Git (software)
1 34 (14.72%) Subversion
2 24 (10.39%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (9.09%) Finance
2 16 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.19%) Law
4 10 (4.33%) Banking
5 7 (3.03%) Retail
6 4 (1.73%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 79 (34.20%) Analyst
2 64 (27.71%) Security Analyst
3 42 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 34 (14.72%) Administrator
5 19 (8.23%) Operations Analyst
5 19 (8.23%) Security Operations Analyst
6 18 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (6.93%) Linux Administrator
8 14 (6.06%) Consultant
8 14 (6.06%) Network Engineer
8 14 (6.06%) Security Consultant
9 13 (5.63%) Security Specialist
10 12 (5.19%) IT Security Engineer
11 11 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
12 9 (3.90%) Network Consultant
12 9 (3.90%) Network Security Consultant
13 8 (3.46%) Windows Administrator
13 8 (3.46%) Security Tester
13 8 (3.46%) OSS Engineer
13 8 (3.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.72%) LAMP
2 13 (5.63%) .NET
3 11 (4.76%) Web Services
4 8 (3.46%) JMX
4 8 (3.46%) HornetQ
5 1 (0.43%) CSS
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) HTML5
5 1 (0.43%) CSS3
5 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.78%) Open Source
2 31 (13.42%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.16%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.16%) CESG
5 5 (2.16%) PKI
6 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.30%) SCADA
7 2 (0.87%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.43%) Clustering
8 1 (0.43%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 143 (61.90%) Windows
2 118 (51.08%) Linux
3 54 (23.38%) UNIX
4 27 (11.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (10.82%) Solaris
6 19 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.63%) CentOS
9 11 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.33%) FreeBSD
11 9 (3.90%) Ubuntu
12 8 (3.46%) Debian
13 4 (1.73%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (38.53%) SIEM
2 57 (24.68%) Information Security
3 38 (16.45%) Cyber Security
4 37 (16.02%) Configuration Management
5 36 (15.58%) ITIL
5 36 (15.58%) Performance Tuning
6 30 (12.99%) Vulnerability Management
7 28 (12.12%) Incident Management
7 28 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
8 21 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 18 (7.79%) Ethical Hacking
10 17 (7.36%) Service Management
11 15 (6.49%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (5.63%) Computer Forensics
12 13 (5.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (5.19%) Load Balancing
13 12 (5.19%) Software Engineering
13 12 (5.19%) Change Control
13 12 (5.19%) Information Assurance
14 10 (4.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (30.30%) Python
1 70 (30.30%) Ruby
2 68 (29.44%) Perl
3 63 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 45 (19.48%) Shell Script
5 36 (15.58%) SQL
6 21 (9.09%) PHP
7 15 (6.49%) Java
8 10 (4.33%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.60%) C
9 6 (2.60%) C++
10 2 (0.87%) Erlang
11 1 (0.43%) Lisp
11 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.43%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 65 (28.14%) CISSP
2 46 (19.91%) Security Cleared
2 46 (19.91%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (18.61%) SC Cleared
4 35 (15.15%) CCNP
5 33 (14.29%) GIAC
6 28 (12.12%) Degree
7 27 (11.69%) CEH
8 24 (10.39%) DV Cleared
9 22 (9.52%) CCNA
10 18 (7.79%) CISM
11 17 (7.36%) GCIH
12 15 (6.49%) GCIA
13 14 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (5.19%) CCSE
14 12 (5.19%) CCIE
14 12 (5.19%) CCSP
15 8 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (3.46%) SSCP
16 5 (2.16%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (20.78%) PCI DSS
2 20 (8.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (4.33%) GPG13
4 8 (3.46%) HIPAA
5 6 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (14.72%) Xen
2 34 (14.72%) KVM
3 26 (11.26%) Nmap
4 10 (4.33%) Squid
5 9 (3.90%) Active Directory
6 8 (3.46%) Forefront TMG
6 8 (3.46%) UAG
7 3 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (19.48%) Nagios
1 45 (19.48%) Puppet
2 38 (16.45%) Nessus
3 34 (14.72%) Cacti
3 34 (14.72%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.63%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (5.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (4.33%) Munin
5 10 (4.33%) OpenView
6 8 (3.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.87%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (27.71%) Sourcefire
2 50 (21.65%) Cisco
3 46 (19.91%) Juniper
3 46 (19.91%) CheckPoint
4 44 (19.05%) Splunk
5 39 (16.88%) Blue Coat
5 39 (16.88%) Microsoft
6 38 (16.45%) VMware
7 37 (16.02%) Websense
8 30 (12.99%) Red Hat
9 29 (12.55%) Symantec
10 23 (9.96%) McAfee
11 21 (9.09%) IronPort
12 20 (8.66%) LogRhythm
13 19 (8.23%) LogLogic
14 16 (6.93%) ArcSight
14 16 (6.93%) HP
15 14 (6.06%) Imperva
15 14 (6.06%) Sophos
16 13 (5.63%) Qualys
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bens package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £32,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000 per annum + car allowance, bonus
Posted: 14 days ago