Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Snort skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Snort over the 6 months to 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1096 972 1098
Rank change year-on-year -124 +126 +1
Permanent jobs citing Snort 87 195 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.93% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 75 136 143
UK median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -29.60% +31.58%
10th Percentile £37,000 £28,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,250 £76,250 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -22.73% +15.79%

Snort is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 24,217 20,997 24,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.09% 12.41% 12.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19,642 17,586 21,107
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +4.17%

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Snort as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Snort over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -105 84 £55,000 +29.41% 8
London -13 58 £55,000 -4.35% 4
UK excluding London -133 29 £55,000 +29.41% 4
South West -83 16 £55,000 +18.92% 1
Midlands -12 5 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Wales +3 3 £40,000 -11.11%
East Midlands - 3 £30,000 - 1
South East -17 2 £55,000 +29.41%
West Midlands -19 2 - -
East of England - 2 £61,250 -
North West +4 1 £55,000 +46.67%
North of England -2 1 £55,000 +46.67% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT jobs citing Snort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Snort.

1 53 (60.92%) Linux
2 48 (55.17%) Firewall
3 44 (50.57%) CISSP
4 39 (44.83%) SIEM
5 38 (43.68%) Palo Alto
5 38 (43.68%) CEH
6 35 (40.23%) Sourcefire
7 34 (39.08%) Information Security
8 32 (36.78%) Suricata
9 30 (34.48%) Security Operations
10 29 (33.33%) LogRhythm
11 28 (32.18%) Cisco
12 27 (31.03%) Windows
13 25 (28.74%) Python
13 25 (28.74%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (27.59%) VPN
14 24 (27.59%) CheckPoint
15 23 (26.44%) Analytics
15 23 (26.44%) Network Security
15 23 (26.44%) Elastic Stack
16 22 (25.29%) GCIH
16 22 (25.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 21 (24.14%) Apache
17 21 (24.14%) TippingPoint
17 21 (24.14%) OSCP
17 21 (24.14%) Hadoop
17 21 (24.14%) Bash Shell
17 21 (24.14%) Big Data
17 21 (24.14%) HDFS
17 21 (24.14%) Apache Spark

Snort
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (24.14%) Apache
1 21 (24.14%) Apache Spark
2 7 (8.05%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.15%) nginx
5 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.15%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (55.17%) Firewall
2 35 (40.23%) Sourcefire
3 24 (27.59%) VPN
4 23 (26.44%) Network Security
5 20 (22.99%) TCP/IP
6 15 (17.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (16.09%) Cisco ISE
8 13 (14.94%) DNS
9 12 (13.79%) Wireshark
10 11 (12.64%) HTTP
10 11 (12.64%) SSL
11 10 (11.49%) IPsec
12 9 (10.34%) DHCP
13 7 (8.05%) tcpdump
14 6 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (6.90%) Cisco Wireless
14 6 (6.90%) OpenVPN
14 6 (6.90%) VLAN
14 6 (6.90%) Wireless
15 3 (3.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) Big Data
1 21 (24.14%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.45%) MySQL
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) Maven
3 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Marketing
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Analyst
2 23 (26.44%) Security Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Security Analyst
4 10 (11.49%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) SOC Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) IT Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) Network Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Operational Security Manager
6 8 (9.20%) Operations Manager
6 8 (9.20%) Security Manager
6 8 (9.20%) Security Operations Manager
6 8 (9.20%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Firewall Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Information Security Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) SIEM Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) SOC Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.44%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (14.94%) PCRE
2 13 (14.94%) Regular Expression
3 8 (9.20%) LDAP
4 5 (5.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (10.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (8.05%) PKI
4 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (6.90%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (5.75%) Fintech
6 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.30%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (2.30%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.15%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 53 (60.92%) Linux
2 27 (31.03%) Windows
3 11 (12.64%) CentOS
3 11 (12.64%) Ubuntu
3 11 (12.64%) Unix
4 8 (9.20%) Kali Linux
5 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.90%) Debian
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (44.83%) SIEM
2 34 (39.08%) Information Security
3 30 (34.48%) Security Operations
4 25 (28.74%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (26.44%) Analytics
6 21 (24.14%) Event Correlation
7 18 (20.69%) Machine Learning
7 18 (20.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 13 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (13.79%) Threat Intelligence
10 10 (11.49%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (10.34%) Problem Management
12 8 (9.20%) Artificial Intelligence
12 8 (9.20%) Computer Forensics
12 8 (9.20%) Cyber Intelligence
12 8 (9.20%) Data Loss Prevention
12 8 (9.20%) Forensic Analysis
12 8 (9.20%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (9.20%) Malware Analysis
12 8 (9.20%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) Python
2 21 (24.14%) Bash Shell
3 16 (18.39%) Ruby
4 9 (10.34%) SQL
5 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.30%) C
6 2 (2.30%) C++
6 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.15%) Java
7 1 (1.15%) Perl
7 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (50.57%) CISSP
2 38 (43.68%) CEH
3 22 (25.29%) GCIH
4 21 (24.14%) OSCP
5 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
6 15 (17.24%) Degree
6 15 (17.24%) SANS
7 13 (14.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
8 10 (11.49%) GIAC
9 9 (10.34%) DV Cleared
10 8 (9.20%) CREST Certified
11 6 (6.90%) A+ Certification
11 6 (6.90%) CCNA
11 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (6.90%) Linux+ Certification
11 6 (6.90%) LPIC
11 6 (6.90%) RHCA
11 6 (6.90%) RHCE
11 6 (6.90%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (18.39%) PCI DSS
3 12 (13.79%) GPG13
System Software
1 21 (24.14%) HDFS
2 13 (14.94%) Active Directory
3 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.20%) pfSense
5 3 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.30%) Docker
6 2 (2.30%) NFS
6 2 (2.30%) Xen
7 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (36.78%) Suricata
2 16 (18.39%) FortiGate
3 12 (13.79%) OSSEC
4 11 (12.64%) Nessus
4 11 (12.64%) OpenVAS
5 10 (11.49%) Ansible
6 8 (9.20%) CASB
6 8 (9.20%) QRadar
7 6 (6.90%) RSA enVision
7 6 (6.90%) SCOM
7 6 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (5.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (4.60%) HAProxy
10 3 (3.45%) Nagios
10 3 (3.45%) Snorby
11 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
11 2 (2.30%) logstash
11 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (2.30%) SCCM
11 2 (2.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (43.68%) Palo Alto
2 29 (33.33%) LogRhythm
3 28 (32.18%) Cisco
4 24 (27.59%) CheckPoint
5 21 (24.14%) TippingPoint
6 20 (22.99%) Microsoft
6 20 (22.99%) Sophos
7 18 (20.69%) Fortinet
8 17 (19.54%) Splunk
9 16 (18.39%) ArcSight
10 15 (17.24%) AlienVault
11 14 (16.09%) FireEye
12 13 (14.94%) HP
13 12 (13.79%) Juniper
14 10 (11.49%) McAfee
15 9 (10.34%) VMware
16 8 (9.20%) Imperva
16 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
17 6 (6.90%) Aruba
17 6 (6.90%) F5