Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1054 1137 1009
Rank change year-on-year +83 -128 +110
Permanent jobs citing Snort 28 72 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.041% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.29% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 15 67 136
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% -28.57%
10th Percentile £41,500 £32,500 £31,875
90th Percentile £64,000 £79,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +9.09% +25.71% -20.45%

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 24,819 25,121 22,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.00% 14.43% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 20,408 20,323 18,840
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -

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 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 8 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 19 July 2019. 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 +56 27 £60,000 +9.09% 1
UK excluding London +57 25 £60,000 +9.09%
North West +28 11 £60,000 -
North of England +21 11 £60,000 -
South West -1 8 £30,000 -50.00%
South East +26 5 £50,000 -9.09%
London +48 3 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
1 22 (78.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 20 (71.43%) Information Security
3 19 (67.86%) Unix
4 16 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (53.57%) GIAC
6 12 (42.86%) Firewall
6 12 (42.86%) Network Security
6 12 (42.86%) SANS
7 11 (39.29%) Threat Analysis
7 11 (39.29%) Attack Monitoring
7 11 (39.29%) Anomaly Detection
7 11 (39.29%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 11 (39.29%) Sourcefire
7 11 (39.29%) Linux
8 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
8 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
8 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
9 9 (32.14%) Network Design
9 9 (32.14%) Cyber Intelligence
9 9 (32.14%) Threat Intelligence
9 9 (32.14%) Internal Audit
9 9 (32.14%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (32.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 8 (28.57%) Splunk
10 8 (28.57%) SIEM
11 7 (25.00%) CentOS
11 7 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
11 7 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
11 7 (25.00%) Actionable Insight

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 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (42.86%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) Network Security
3 11 (39.29%) Sourcefire
4 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 6 (21.43%) DNS
5 6 (21.43%) SMTP
6 4 (14.29%) tcpdump
6 4 (14.29%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.57%) Broadband
7 1 (3.57%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 6 (21.43%) Aerospace
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Security Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Malware Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Sourcefire Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Incident Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Cyber Security Incident Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Incident Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Security Incident Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Security Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Incident Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Security Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Cyberthreat Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Designer
8 1 (3.57%) IT Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (17.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 4 (14.29%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (10.71%) Cyberattack
5 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.57%) Blog
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Unix
3 11 (39.29%) Linux
4 7 (25.00%) CentOS
5 6 (21.43%) Debian
5 6 (21.43%) Mac OS
5 6 (21.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Information Security
2 16 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (39.29%) Anomaly Detection
3 11 (39.29%) Attack Monitoring
3 11 (39.29%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 11 (39.29%) Threat Analysis
4 9 (32.14%) Cyber Intelligence
4 9 (32.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 9 (32.14%) Internal Audit
4 9 (32.14%) Network Design
4 9 (32.14%) Threat Intelligence
5 8 (28.57%) SIEM
6 7 (25.00%) Actionable Insight
6 7 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
6 7 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
7 5 (17.86%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (17.86%) Security Operations
8 4 (14.29%) People Management
8 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) GIAC
2 12 (42.86%) SANS
3 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) CISSP
5 4 (14.29%) Degree
5 4 (14.29%) GCIA
5 4 (14.29%) GCIH
6 3 (10.71%) CISA
6 3 (10.71%) GREM
7 2 (7.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (7.14%) CCSP
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.57%) CEH
8 1 (3.57%) CISM
8 1 (3.57%) CNE
8 1 (3.57%) GCFA
8 1 (3.57%) GSEC
8 1 (3.57%) GWAPT
8 1 (3.57%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) GDPR
1 4 (14.29%) NIST
1 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 4 (14.29%) QRadar
3 1 (3.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Splunk
2 6 (21.43%) NetApp
3 5 (17.86%) ArcSight
4 2 (7.14%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) Meraki
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.57%) Sophos