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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sourcefire Snort
UK
Rank 767 839 840
Rank change year-on-year +72 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Snort 90 109 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.88% 0.87% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 58 96 105
Median salary £40,000 £62,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £42,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £55,000 £46,750
% change year-on-year -27.27% +17.64%  

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

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10273 12592 13247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.09% 12.23% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8561 10613 10976
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Snort as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 22 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +88 90 £40,000 -36.25% 8
South West +40 43 £40,000 -36.00% 1
Bristol +22 30 £40,000 -33.33% 1
London +47 25 £39,000 -40.00% 5
West Midlands +41 19 £40,000 -38.46% 2
Warwickshire +39 15 £40,000 -27.92%
Warwick +44 9 £40,000 -13.04%
Gloucestershire -1 7 £52,500 -19.23%
City of London +50 5 £38,250 -19.47% 1
Cheltenham +13 4 - -
Gloucester +1 3 £52,500 -10.63%
South East +45 2 £37,000 -24.10%
Hampshire +24 2 £37,000 -31.16%
Cornwall - 2 £55,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £50,000 - 1
Malvern - 2 £50,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £37,000 -
Manchester -19 1 £37,500 -31.81%
North West -20 1 £37,500 -23.07%
Somerset - 1 £42,500 -
Bath - 1 £42,500 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £40,000 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Snort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Snort.

1 97 (65.99%) SIEM
2 96 (65.31%) Linux
3 69 (46.94%) Windows
4 62 (42.18%) Information Security
5 57 (38.78%) Cybersecurity
6 55 (37.41%) ArcSight
7 52 (35.37%) Firewall
8 51 (34.69%) Cisco
9 50 (34.01%) Security Operations
10 49 (33.33%) LogRhythm
11 47 (31.97%) Degree
12 46 (31.29%) Security Operations Centre
13 45 (30.61%) Security Cleared
14 44 (29.93%) GIAC
15 43 (29.25%) SC Cleared
16 42 (28.57%) TCP/IP
16 42 (28.57%) Juniper
17 40 (27.21%) Sourcefire
18 39 (26.53%) GCIH
19 38 (25.85%) Finance
19 38 (25.85%) CheckPoint
19 38 (25.85%) RSA enVision
20 37 (25.17%) Unix
20 37 (25.17%) Wireshark
20 37 (25.17%) DV Cleared
21 35 (23.81%) Splunk
22 34 (23.13%) FireEye
23 32 (21.77%) Cyberthreat
23 32 (21.77%) Python
23 32 (21.77%) CISSP

Snort
Top Related 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 17 (11.56%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (10.20%) Apache
3 6 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.40%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.40%) WordPress
5 2 (1.36%) nginx
6 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.44%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (35.37%) Firewall
2 42 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 37 (25.17%) Wireshark
4 28 (19.05%) Network Security
5 21 (14.29%) DNS
6 20 (13.61%) Internet
7 19 (12.93%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (10.20%) DHCP
8 15 (10.20%) HTTP
9 14 (9.52%) SSL
9 14 (9.52%) VPN
10 13 (8.84%) LDAP
11 12 (8.16%) FTP
12 10 (6.80%) SMTP
12 10 (6.80%) tcpdump
12 10 (6.80%) Telnet
13 9 (6.12%) NetScreen
14 5 (3.40%) Cisco ISE
14 5 (3.40%) LAN
14 5 (3.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) Hadoop
2 8 (5.44%) MySQL
3 7 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.40%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.40%) Subversion
3 4 (2.72%) Apache Continuum
3 4 (2.72%) Maven
3 4 (2.72%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.36%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (25.85%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) Aerospace
2 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (51.02%) Analyst
2 62 (42.18%) SOC Analyst
3 37 (25.17%) Security Engineer
4 34 (23.13%) Security Analyst
5 26 (17.69%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (10.20%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 13 (8.84%) Information Security Engineer
8 12 (8.16%) SOC Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Network Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Junior
10 8 (5.44%) Junior Analyst
10 8 (5.44%) Junior Security Analyst
11 7 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
12 5 (3.40%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 5 (3.40%) Security Operations Analyst
12 5 (3.40%) SIEM Analyst
12 5 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
13 4 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.24%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (9.52%) Regular Expression
3 13 (8.84%) .NET
4 6 (4.08%) LAMP
5 5 (3.40%) Cocoa
5 5 (3.40%) Cocoa Touch
5 5 (3.40%) Core Animation
5 5 (3.40%) Core Data
5 5 (3.40%) CSS
5 5 (3.40%) HTML
5 5 (3.40%) JSON
5 5 (3.40%) JSP
5 5 (3.40%) PCRE
5 5 (3.40%) RESTful
5 5 (3.40%) Web Services
5 5 (3.40%) XML
6 1 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (31.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 32 (21.77%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (10.20%) iPad
4 12 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (6.80%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.80%) SCADA
6 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.08%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (3.40%) Animation
8 5 (3.40%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.40%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (3.40%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (3.40%) PKI
9 1 (0.68%) Blog
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 96 (65.31%) Linux
2 69 (46.94%) Windows
3 37 (25.17%) Unix
4 5 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.40%) CentOS
4 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.72%) Debian
6 3 (2.04%) Solaris
7 2 (1.36%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (65.99%) SIEM
2 62 (42.18%) Information Security
3 57 (38.78%) Cybersecurity
4 50 (34.01%) Security Operations
5 30 (20.41%) Software Engineering
6 26 (17.69%) Network Monitoring
7 25 (17.01%) Security Monitoring
8 19 (12.93%) Analytics
9 18 (12.24%) Malware Analysis
10 16 (10.88%) Coaching
10 16 (10.88%) Computer Forensics
10 16 (10.88%) ITIL
10 16 (10.88%) Protective Monitoring
10 16 (10.88%) Threat Detection
11 15 (10.20%) Mentoring
12 14 (9.52%) Cyber Intelligence
12 14 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
12 14 (9.52%) Risk Management
12 14 (9.52%) Security Architecture
12 14 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.77%) Python
2 28 (19.05%) SQL
3 27 (18.37%) Java
4 25 (17.01%) Bash Shell
5 18 (12.24%) Ruby
6 17 (11.56%) Perl
7 8 (5.44%) PHP
8 7 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.40%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.04%) C
11 3 (2.04%) C++
11 3 (2.04%) VB
12 2 (1.36%) Lua
Qualifications
1 47 (31.97%) Degree
2 45 (30.61%) Security Cleared
3 44 (29.93%) GIAC
4 43 (29.25%) SC Cleared
5 39 (26.53%) GCIH
6 37 (25.17%) DV Cleared
7 32 (21.77%) CISSP
8 26 (17.69%) CEH
9 22 (14.97%) GCIA
9 22 (14.97%) SANS
10 18 (12.24%) CREST Certified
11 10 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (5.44%) CISM
13 5 (3.40%) CCDP
13 5 (3.40%) CCNA
13 5 (3.40%) CCNP
13 5 (3.40%) CCSP
13 5 (3.40%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (3.40%) OSCP
14 3 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.44%) GPG13
2 8 (5.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Docker
1 5 (3.40%) HDFS
1 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.04%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.68%) iptables
3 1 (0.68%) LXC
3 1 (0.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (25.85%) RSA enVision
2 23 (15.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 17 (11.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 17 (11.56%) Kibana
3 17 (11.56%) logstash
4 16 (10.88%) QRadar
5 12 (8.16%) Nmap
6 11 (7.48%) CSIRT
7 10 (6.80%) RSA Security Analytics
8 9 (6.12%) Nagios
9 8 (5.44%) EnCase
9 8 (5.44%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (3.40%) Ansible
10 5 (3.40%) Fluentd
10 5 (3.40%) Kubernetes
10 5 (3.40%) OSSEC
11 4 (2.72%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (2.72%) Mesos
11 4 (2.72%) Packer
11 4 (2.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (37.41%) ArcSight
2 51 (34.69%) Cisco
3 49 (33.33%) LogRhythm
4 42 (28.57%) Juniper
5 40 (27.21%) Sourcefire
6 38 (25.85%) CheckPoint
7 35 (23.81%) Splunk
8 34 (23.13%) FireEye
9 30 (20.41%) Fortinet
10 29 (19.73%) AlienVault
11 27 (18.37%) Intel Security
11 27 (18.37%) Palo Alto
12 24 (16.33%) NetWitness
13 15 (10.20%) LogLogic
14 14 (9.52%) Sophos
14 14 (9.52%) TippingPoint
15 11 (7.48%) Blue Coat
15 11 (7.48%) Forcepoint
16 8 (5.44%) Google
16 8 (5.44%) SolarWinds
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