Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1067 1121 1148
Rank change year-on-year +54 +27 -64
Permanent jobs citing Snort 117 126 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.066% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.53% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 79 93 130
UK median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,050 £33,350
90th Percentile £72,500 £87,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +8.11%

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 22776 23581 24937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 12.43% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19173 19842 20791
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,696
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 10 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 22 October 2017. 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 +36 108 £50,000 -16.67% 1
UK excluding London +69 87 £45,000 -18.18%
South West +50 49 £55,000 -
Midlands +59 29 £37,500 -5.66%
West Midlands +36 27 £37,500 -
London -21 27 £57,500 -23.33% 1
Wales - 8 £45,000 -
East Midlands +45 2 £30,000 -38.14%
North of England +14 1 £53,000 +43.24%
North West - 1 £53,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 82 (70.09%) SIEM
2 59 (50.43%) Firewall
3 58 (49.57%) Linux
4 45 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
4 45 (38.46%) LogRhythm
5 43 (36.75%) GIAC
6 41 (35.04%) Nessus
7 34 (29.06%) Information Security
7 34 (29.06%) Security Cleared
8 33 (28.21%) SC Cleared
9 32 (27.35%) DNS
10 31 (26.50%) Cisco
11 30 (25.64%) Python
11 30 (25.64%) CISSP
12 29 (24.79%) Sourcefire
12 29 (24.79%) Network Security
12 29 (24.79%) ArcSight
13 28 (23.93%) AlienVault
13 28 (23.93%) Windows
14 26 (22.22%) TCP/IP
14 26 (22.22%) Wireshark
15 25 (21.37%) Rapid7
15 25 (21.37%) Unix
16 24 (20.51%) DHCP
17 23 (19.66%) SSL
17 23 (19.66%) Internet
17 23 (19.66%) Analytics
17 23 (19.66%) Metasploit
17 23 (19.66%) Splunk
18 22 (18.80%) RSA enVision

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 2 (1.71%) Jetty
1 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.85%) Apache
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) IIS
2 1 (0.85%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (50.43%) Firewall
2 32 (27.35%) DNS
3 29 (24.79%) Network Security
4 26 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 26 (22.22%) Wireshark
5 24 (20.51%) DHCP
6 23 (19.66%) Internet
6 23 (19.66%) SSL
7 22 (18.80%) VPN
8 20 (17.09%) HTTP
9 18 (15.38%) FTP
10 14 (11.97%) LDAP
10 14 (11.97%) tcpdump
11 12 (10.26%) SMTP
11 12 (10.26%) Telnet
12 10 (8.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (7.69%) IPsec
14 8 (6.84%) BGP
14 8 (6.84%) EIGRP
14 8 (6.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) Big Data
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.27%) MySQL
3 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (19.66%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.71%) Subversion
3 1 (0.85%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.85%) JIRA
3 1 (0.85%) OllyDbg
3 1 (0.85%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (52.99%) Analyst
2 37 (31.62%) Security Analyst
3 29 (24.79%) SOC Analyst
4 27 (23.08%) Security Engineer
5 20 (17.09%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 14 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (11.97%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 11 (9.40%) Consultant
7 11 (9.40%) Security Consultant
7 11 (9.40%) Sourcefire Consultant
8 10 (8.55%) Network Analyst
8 10 (8.55%) Network Security Analyst
8 10 (8.55%) Security Specialist
9 9 (7.69%) Network Security Specialist
9 9 (7.69%) Network Specialist
10 8 (6.84%) Cisco Analyst
10 8 (6.84%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 8 (6.84%) Cisco Security Analyst
10 8 (6.84%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.71%) .NET
2 2 (1.71%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.71%) HornetQ
2 2 (1.71%) JMX
2 2 (1.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.95%) Cyberthreat
2 16 (13.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.55%) iPad
4 10 (8.55%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (5.13%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.27%) SCADA
7 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.85%) Blog
9 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 58 (49.57%) Linux
2 28 (23.93%) Windows
3 25 (21.37%) Unix
4 15 (12.82%) Kali Linux
5 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.13%) Debian
7 5 (4.27%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.42%) CentOS
8 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.56%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (70.09%) SIEM
2 45 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (29.06%) Information Security
4 23 (19.66%) Analytics
5 20 (17.09%) Threat Intelligence
6 19 (16.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (15.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 17 (14.53%) Security Monitoring
8 17 (14.53%) Threat Detection
9 14 (11.97%) Security Operations
10 13 (11.11%) Forensic Analysis
10 13 (11.11%) Open Source
10 13 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 12 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (6.84%) ITIL
12 8 (6.84%) ITSM
12 8 (6.84%) Network Architecture
12 8 (6.84%) Network Management
12 8 (6.84%) Protective Monitoring
12 8 (6.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.64%) Python
2 22 (18.80%) Java
3 20 (17.09%) SQL
4 18 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 17 (14.53%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.84%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.98%) Perl
8 6 (5.13%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.42%) C
10 3 (2.56%) VB
11 2 (1.71%) Ruby
12 1 (0.85%) C#
12 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (36.75%) GIAC
2 34 (29.06%) Security Cleared
3 33 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 30 (25.64%) CISSP
5 21 (17.95%) CEH
5 21 (17.95%) DV Cleared
6 17 (14.53%) GCIH
7 16 (13.68%) Degree
8 15 (12.82%) CISM
9 14 (11.97%) RHCA
9 14 (11.97%) RHCE
9 14 (11.97%) RHCSA
10 12 (10.26%) GSEC
11 9 (7.69%) SANS
12 8 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (6.84%) CREST Certified
12 8 (6.84%) GCIA
13 5 (4.27%) CCNA
14 4 (3.42%) CCNP
15 3 (2.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.13%) GPG13
4 2 (1.71%) GDPR
5 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 12 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.13%) pfSense
4 3 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.71%) iptables
5 2 (1.71%) KVM
5 2 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.71%) Xen
6 1 (0.85%) Docker
6 1 (0.85%) NFS
6 1 (0.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 41 (35.04%) Nessus
2 22 (18.80%) RSA enVision
3 18 (15.38%) Suricata
4 16 (13.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (12.82%) EnCase
6 13 (11.11%) Nmap
7 11 (9.40%) Nexpose
8 8 (6.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (5.13%) ArcSight ESM
9 6 (5.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (5.13%) RSA Archer
9 6 (5.13%) RSA Security Analytics
10 5 (4.27%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (2.56%) OSSEC
11 3 (2.56%) Puppet
11 3 (2.56%) QRadar
12 2 (1.71%) Ansible
12 2 (1.71%) CFEngine
12 2 (1.71%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 45 (38.46%) LogRhythm
2 31 (26.50%) Cisco
3 29 (24.79%) ArcSight
3 29 (24.79%) Sourcefire
4 28 (23.93%) AlienVault
5 25 (21.37%) Rapid7
6 23 (19.66%) Splunk
7 19 (16.24%) Symantec
8 16 (13.68%) LogLogic
8 16 (13.68%) VMware
9 14 (11.97%) Acunetix
10 13 (11.11%) Palo Alto
10 13 (11.11%) Sophos
11 12 (10.26%) NetWitness
11 12 (10.26%) Qualys
12 11 (9.40%) CyberArk
12 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
13 8 (6.84%) Trend Micro
14 7 (5.98%) McAfee
15 5 (4.27%) Juniper