Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 765 1008 1021
Rank change year-on-year +243 +13 +66
Permanent jobs citing Snort 3 24 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.019% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 0.026% 0.11% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 19 87
Median annual salary - £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +15.00%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £67,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +17.39% +27.78%

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 11,681 21,450 23,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.37% 17.06% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9,759 17,739 19,358
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.18% - +6.25%

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Snort.

Salary trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 4 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 24 January 2021. 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 +245 3 - - 3
London +200 2 - - 1
UK excluding London +213 1 - - 2
South West +66 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) GCP
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) AWS
2 1 (33.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Incident Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Sprint Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) GCIA
1 1 (33.33%) GCIH
1 1 (33.33%) GIAC
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Suricata
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow