Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 827 959 1044
Rank change year-on-year +132 +85 +65
Permanent jobs citing Snort 11 26 86
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.023% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.071% 0.13% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 65
10th Percentile £57,000 £42,750 £37,500
25th Percentile " £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £67,500 £90,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £70,500 " £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%

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 15,447 19,485 23,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 17.12% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12,570 16,056 19,659
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +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
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Snort over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 5 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 13 April 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 +109 11 £60,000 -7.69% 6
London +113 9 £60,000 +20.00% 3
UK excluding London +92 2 £65,000 - 3
South West +18 1 - -
South East - 1 £65,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 9 (81.82%) AWS
2 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 7 (63.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (63.64%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) C
2 7 (63.64%) Python
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Splunk
2 7 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (54.55%) GCP
3 6 (54.55%) Azure
3 6 (54.55%) Security Operations
3 6 (54.55%) Data Loss Prevention
3 6 (54.55%) Suricata
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Google
3 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
3 6 (54.55%) Metasploit
4 5 (45.45%) Qualys
4 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
4 5 (45.45%) Nessus
4 5 (45.45%) Squid
4 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Forcepoint
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 5 (45.45%) Symantec
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) C#

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 9 (81.82%) AWS
2 6 (54.55%) Azure
2 6 (54.55%) GCP
3 5 (45.45%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
1 7 (63.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (54.55%) Wireshark
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
3 1 (9.09%) IPsec
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) TACACS
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Electronics
2 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 4 (36.36%) Public Sector
2 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (18.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Operations Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Security Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Security Operations Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Operations Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Incident Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (9.09%) PKI
1 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Kali Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (54.55%) Data Loss Prevention
2 6 (54.55%) Security Operations
3 5 (45.45%) Malware Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
3 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Threat Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
5 3 (27.27%) SIEM
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) Sprint Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Forensic Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 1 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C
1 7 (63.64%) C++
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) GCIA
1 1 (9.09%) GCIH
1 1 (9.09%) GIAC
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SOC 1
1 1 (9.09%) SOC 3
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Squid
2 2 (18.18%) Docker
3 1 (9.09%) KVM
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Suricata
2 5 (45.45%) Nessus
2 5 (45.45%) Nexpose
3 1 (9.09%) Ansible
3 1 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Splunk
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) Google
3 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
3 5 (45.45%) Carbon Black
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) CrowdStrike
3 5 (45.45%) FireEye
3 5 (45.45%) Forcepoint
3 5 (45.45%) LogRhythm
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Palo Alto
3 5 (45.45%) Qualys
3 5 (45.45%) Symantec
3 5 (45.45%) Zscaler
4 4 (36.36%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper