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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 789 825 843
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +18
Permanent jobs citing Snort 91 64 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.062% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 0.72% 0.60% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 89 56 36
Average salary £48,500 £48,750 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.51% -22.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,250 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
- -26.92%

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
12682 10711 11015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.03% 10.31% 9.93%
Number of salaries quoted 10767 8873 9378
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -4.37%

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 26 January 2015 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 26 January 2015. 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 +26 90 £49,250 +1.02% 8
London +20 46 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Cheshire - 19 £47,500 - 1
North West - 19 £47,500 - 1
City of London +3 8 £50,000 +8.10%
South East -50 8 £55,000 +15.78% 2
West Midlands - 8 £38,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 7 £38,000 -
Warwick - 7 £38,000 -
South West -4 5 £52,500 +90.90%
Hampshire -22 4 £52,500 +20.00%
Gloucestershire - 4 £52,500 -
Southampton -6 3 £55,000 +29.41%
Berkshire -12 3 £55,000 +12.82% 2
Warrington - 3 £37,500 -
East of England -10 2 £37,500 -16.66%
Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £37,500 -
Knutsford - 2 £50,000 -
Leeds - 2 £32,500 - 1
Bedford - 2 £37,500 -
Gloucester - 2 £52,500 -
Reading +4 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 £40,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £35,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £52,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £45,500 -
Swindon - 1 £36,750 -
Wiltshire - 1 £36,750 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 125 (62.19%) Windows
2 112 (55.72%) Linux
3 94 (46.77%) TCP/IP
4 77 (38.31%) SIEM
5 65 (32.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 60 (29.85%) Incident Management
7 52 (25.87%) Information Security
8 50 (24.88%) Python
9 48 (23.88%) Perl
9 48 (23.88%) MySQL
9 48 (23.88%) Shell Script
10 47 (23.38%) Ruby
11 44 (21.89%) Firewall
11 44 (21.89%) GIAC
12 43 (21.39%) Network Security
13 42 (20.90%) Sourcefire
13 42 (20.90%) UNIX
14 41 (20.40%) HTTP
15 40 (19.90%) tcpdump
16 39 (19.40%) Wireshark
17 38 (18.91%) Nagios
18 36 (17.91%) CEH
19 35 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 35 (17.41%) VMware
20 34 (16.92%) LAMP
20 34 (16.92%) Xen
21 33 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 33 (16.42%) Cacti
21 33 (16.42%) Performance Tuning
22 32 (15.92%) Puppet

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 11 (5.47%) IIS
2 10 (4.98%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.98%) Jetty
3 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) SaaS
2 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (46.77%) TCP/IP
2 65 (32.34%) Intrusion Detection
3 44 (21.89%) Firewall
4 43 (21.39%) Network Security
5 41 (20.40%) HTTP
6 40 (19.90%) tcpdump
7 39 (19.40%) Wireshark
8 28 (13.93%) DNS
9 26 (12.94%) SSL
10 23 (11.44%) VPN
11 20 (9.95%) Wireless Security
11 20 (9.95%) Wireless
12 19 (9.45%) FTP
13 18 (8.96%) LDAP
14 16 (7.96%) SMTP
14 16 (7.96%) IPsec
15 13 (6.47%) DHCP
16 12 (5.97%) WAN
16 12 (5.97%) HTTPS
16 12 (5.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (23.88%) MySQL
2 30 (14.93%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.97%) Big Data
4 11 (5.47%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (14.93%) Subversion
1 30 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.50%) NetBeans
General
1 25 (12.44%) Law
2 22 (10.95%) Finance
3 15 (7.46%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.98%) Banking
5 7 (3.48%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 89 (44.28%) Analyst
2 67 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 39 (19.40%) Security Engineer
4 34 (16.92%) Administrator
5 21 (10.45%) Linux Administrator
6 19 (9.45%) Information Security Engineer
7 18 (8.96%) Security Operations Analyst
7 18 (8.96%) Operations Analyst
7 18 (8.96%) Network Engineer
8 15 (7.46%) IT Security Analyst
9 13 (6.47%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (5.97%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) Security Consultant
11 10 (4.98%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.98%) Consultant
12 9 (4.48%) Senior Security Analyst
13 7 (3.48%) Network Analyst
14 6 (2.99%) Windows Administrator
15 5 (2.49%) Developer
16 4 (1.99%) Forensic Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.92%) LAMP
2 11 (5.47%) .NET
3 10 (4.98%) JMX
3 10 (4.98%) HornetQ
4 7 (3.48%) REST
4 7 (3.48%) SAML
4 7 (3.48%) OAuth
5 4 (1.99%) Web Services
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.50%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.50%) WCF
6 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.92%) Management Information System
1 32 (15.92%) Open Source
2 16 (7.96%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.47%) SCADA
4 10 (4.98%) PKI
5 7 (3.48%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.49%) Grid Computing
6 3 (1.49%) Clustering
6 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.49%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.50%) Replication
7 1 (0.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 125 (62.19%) Windows
2 112 (55.72%) Linux
3 42 (20.90%) UNIX
4 14 (6.97%) Debian
5 7 (3.48%) Solaris
6 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.49%) CentOS
7 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.49%) Fedora
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (38.31%) SIEM
2 60 (29.85%) Incident Management
3 52 (25.87%) Information Security
4 33 (16.42%) Performance Tuning
5 32 (15.92%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (15.42%) Configuration Management
7 26 (12.94%) Cyber Security
8 25 (12.44%) Network Design
9 23 (11.44%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (9.95%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (9.95%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (9.45%) Database Security
12 16 (7.96%) Risk Management
12 16 (7.96%) Information Assurance
13 14 (6.97%) Service Management
13 14 (6.97%) E-Commerce
14 13 (6.47%) ITIL
15 12 (5.97%) Ethical Hacking
16 11 (5.47%) Anomaly Detection
17 10 (4.98%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.88%) Python
2 48 (23.88%) Perl
2 48 (23.88%) Shell Script
3 47 (23.38%) Ruby
4 32 (15.92%) Bash Shell
5 30 (14.93%) SQL
6 13 (6.47%) Java
7 8 (3.98%) C
8 7 (3.48%) PHP
9 6 (2.99%) C++
10 3 (1.49%) Erlang
11 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.50%) Haskell
12 1 (0.50%) SystemTap
12 1 (0.50%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 44 (21.89%) GIAC
2 36 (17.91%) CEH
3 31 (15.42%) Degree
4 26 (12.94%) CISSP
5 24 (11.94%) CISM
6 22 (10.95%) GCIH
7 21 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (9.45%) CCNA
8 19 (9.45%) Security Cleared
9 17 (8.46%) GCIA
10 15 (7.46%) SC Cleared
11 11 (5.47%) DV Cleared
12 10 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.49%) CCNP
13 3 (1.49%) CISMP
14 2 (1.00%) CCSE
14 2 (1.00%) CCSA
14 2 (1.00%) CCIE
14 2 (1.00%) SSCP
14 2 (1.00%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (12.94%) PCI DSS
3 14 (6.97%) SLA
4 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.00%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 35 (17.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (16.92%) Xen
3 30 (14.93%) KVM
4 5 (2.49%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.00%) Nmap
5 2 (1.00%) Squid
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.50%) LXC
6 1 (0.50%) XenApp
6 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (18.91%) Nagios
2 33 (16.42%) Cacti
3 32 (15.92%) Puppet
4 30 (14.93%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (9.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.49%) WSUS
7 2 (1.00%) OpenView
7 2 (1.00%) Nessus
7 2 (1.00%) Munin
8 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.50%) collectd
Vendors
1 42 (20.90%) Sourcefire
2 35 (17.41%) VMware
3 31 (15.42%) Splunk
4 23 (11.44%) McAfee
5 22 (10.95%) CheckPoint
5 22 (10.95%) Symantec
6 20 (9.95%) Cisco
6 20 (9.95%) IronPort
7 16 (7.96%) Juniper
8 14 (6.97%) LogRhythm
9 13 (6.47%) Websense
10 10 (4.98%) Fortinet
11 7 (3.48%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.49%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.49%) HP
12 5 (2.49%) Dell
12 5 (2.49%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.49%) ArcSight
13 3 (1.49%) Trend Micro
13 3 (1.49%) Avaya
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Package & Bonus (Car Allowance)
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £47500 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
CACI Network Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago