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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 801 819 820
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Permanent jobs citing Snort 102 45 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.041% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 0.42% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 86 40 59
Average salary £47,500 £59,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.49% +31.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £28,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+69.64% -30.00%

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
12310 10747 11861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.67% 9.85% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 10152 9192 10166
Average salary £40,325 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.11% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 20 August 2014 within the UK.

Snort Salary Histogram in the UK

Snort
Top 28 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 20 August 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 +39 97 £47,500 -19.49% 6
London +20 51 £47,500 -20.83% 4
South East +18 29 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Hampshire - 15 £47,500 - 2
Berkshire -4 10 £55,000 -8.33%
City of London +3 8 £60,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands - 8 £43,750 -
Slough - 7 £45,000 -
Southampton - 6 £42,500 - 1
Wiltshire -12 5 - -
South West -19 5 - -
Warwickshire - 5 £42,500 -
Swindon +2 4 - -
Basingstoke - 4 £54,750 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Warwick - 4 £46,750 -
Surrey - 4 £70,000 -
Scotland - 4 - -
Reading -1 3 £55,000 -8.33%
Leicestershire - 2 £57,256 -
Hinckley - 2 £57,256 -
Birmingham - 2 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £57,256 -
North West -13 1 £35,000 -41.66%
Chiswick - 1 £47,500 -
Wales - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £35,000 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 127 (59.35%) Windows
2 107 (50.00%) Linux
3 96 (44.86%) SIEM
4 84 (39.25%) TCP/IP
5 76 (35.51%) Firewall
6 70 (32.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 67 (31.31%) Sourcefire
7 67 (31.31%) CISSP
8 66 (30.84%) tcpdump
9 62 (28.97%) Wireshark
10 58 (27.10%) Ruby
10 58 (27.10%) Python
11 55 (25.70%) Perl
11 55 (25.70%) Bash Shell
12 54 (25.23%) Cisco
13 52 (24.30%) UNIX
13 52 (24.30%) Security Cleared
13 52 (24.30%) Information Security
14 51 (23.83%) Juniper
14 51 (23.83%) CheckPoint
15 50 (23.36%) MySQL
16 49 (22.90%) PCI DSS
17 48 (22.43%) SC Cleared
17 48 (22.43%) Network Security
18 46 (21.50%) Splunk
19 45 (21.03%) Microsoft
20 44 (20.56%) Blue Coat
20 44 (20.56%) Nessus
21 43 (20.09%) Cisco Certification
22 42 (19.63%) Websense

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (7.48%) IIS
2 13 (6.07%) Apache
3 12 (5.61%) Lync
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) Jetty
Applications
1 21 (9.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (39.25%) TCP/IP
2 76 (35.51%) Firewall
3 70 (32.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 66 (30.84%) tcpdump
5 62 (28.97%) Wireshark
6 48 (22.43%) Network Security
7 37 (17.29%) DNS
8 35 (16.36%) HTTP
9 33 (15.42%) LAN
9 33 (15.42%) WAN
10 29 (13.55%) LDAP
11 24 (11.21%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (7.94%) FTP
13 16 (7.48%) SMTP
14 14 (6.54%) SSL
15 13 (6.07%) DHCP
15 13 (6.07%) Internet
16 12 (5.61%) IPX
16 12 (5.61%) IPv6
16 12 (5.61%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (23.36%) MySQL
2 24 (11.21%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (12.62%) Metasploit
2 23 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.75%) Subversion
General
1 20 (9.35%) Telecoms
1 20 (9.35%) Finance
2 10 (4.67%) Banking
3 9 (4.21%) Retail
4 6 (2.80%) Law
5 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 80 (37.38%) Analyst
2 65 (30.37%) Security Analyst
3 40 (18.69%) Security Engineer
4 23 (10.75%) Administrator
5 21 (9.81%) Operations Analyst
5 21 (9.81%) Security Operations Analyst
6 18 (8.41%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (7.01%) Network Engineer
7 15 (7.01%) Security Specialist
8 14 (6.54%) Security Consultant
8 14 (6.54%) IT Security Analyst
8 14 (6.54%) Consultant
9 12 (5.61%) IT Security Engineer
10 10 (4.67%) Network Security Consultant
10 10 (4.67%) Network Consultant
11 8 (3.74%) Tester
11 8 (3.74%) Penetration Tester
11 8 (3.74%) OSS Engineer
11 8 (3.74%) Security Tester
11 8 (3.74%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.75%) LAMP
2 13 (6.07%) Web Services
3 9 (4.21%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.47%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) JMX
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.47%) HTML5
4 1 (0.47%) CSS3
4 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.47%) HornetQ
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.69%) Open Source
2 28 (13.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.74%) CESG
4 7 (3.27%) Cryptography
4 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.40%) SCADA
5 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.93%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.47%) Physics
7 1 (0.47%) DTV
7 1 (0.47%) PKI
7 1 (0.47%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 127 (59.35%) Windows
2 107 (50.00%) Linux
3 52 (24.30%) UNIX
4 29 (13.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (12.15%) Solaris
6 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.94%) CentOS
7 17 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.61%) Ubuntu
9 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.67%) FreeBSD
11 4 (1.87%) Fedora
12 1 (0.47%) Debian
12 1 (0.47%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (44.86%) SIEM
2 52 (24.30%) Information Security
3 41 (19.16%) Cyber Security
4 36 (16.82%) ITIL
5 28 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (12.15%) Configuration Management
7 24 (11.21%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (10.28%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (9.81%) PRINCE2
10 20 (9.35%) Ethical Hacking
11 17 (7.94%) Incident Management
12 14 (6.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (6.54%) Service Management
12 14 (6.54%) Analytics
13 12 (5.61%) Computer Forensics
13 12 (5.61%) Load Balancing
13 12 (5.61%) Information Assurance
14 11 (5.14%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.14%) Change Control
15 10 (4.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (27.10%) Python
1 58 (27.10%) Ruby
2 55 (25.70%) Bash Shell
2 55 (25.70%) Perl
3 39 (18.22%) SQL
4 29 (13.55%) Shell Script
5 23 (10.75%) PHP
6 10 (4.67%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.27%) Java
8 5 (2.34%) C
8 5 (2.34%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.47%) Lisp
9 1 (0.47%) Haskell
9 1 (0.47%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 67 (31.31%) CISSP
2 52 (24.30%) Security Cleared
3 48 (22.43%) SC Cleared
4 43 (20.09%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (16.82%) CCNP
6 33 (15.42%) GIAC
7 27 (12.62%) DV Cleared
8 26 (12.15%) CEH
9 22 (10.28%) Degree
10 20 (9.35%) GCIH
11 19 (8.88%) CCNA
12 18 (8.41%) GCIA
13 12 (5.61%) CCSE
13 12 (5.61%) CCIE
13 12 (5.61%) CCSP
13 12 (5.61%) CISM
14 10 (4.67%) SSCP
15 9 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (3.74%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (22.90%) PCI DSS
2 12 (5.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (5.14%) HIPAA
3 11 (5.14%) GPG13
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (13.55%) Nmap
2 24 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.75%) Xen
3 23 (10.75%) KVM
4 11 (5.14%) Active Directory
4 11 (5.14%) Squid
5 8 (3.74%) Forefront TMG
5 8 (3.74%) UAG
6 5 (2.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (20.56%) Nessus
2 37 (17.29%) Nagios
3 36 (16.82%) Puppet
4 23 (10.75%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (10.75%) Cacti
5 15 (7.01%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (7.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (5.61%) OpenView
6 12 (5.61%) Munin
7 2 (0.93%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (31.31%) Sourcefire
2 54 (25.23%) Cisco
3 51 (23.83%) CheckPoint
3 51 (23.83%) Juniper
4 46 (21.50%) Splunk
5 45 (21.03%) Microsoft
6 44 (20.56%) Blue Coat
7 42 (19.63%) Websense
8 34 (15.89%) Red Hat
9 29 (13.55%) VMware
10 27 (12.62%) Symantec
11 25 (11.68%) LogRhythm
12 22 (10.28%) HP
13 21 (9.81%) McAfee
14 19 (8.88%) LogLogic
15 18 (8.41%) ArcSight
16 17 (7.94%) IronPort
16 17 (7.94%) Imperva
16 17 (7.94%) Sophos
17 15 (7.01%) Qualys
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, medical
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 23 days ago