Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1111 988 1123
Rank change year-on-year -123 +135 +10
Permanent jobs citing Snort 71 196 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.88% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66 138 133
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -28.00% +30.21%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,450 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,875 £72,500 £81,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -22.73% +15.79%

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 25,312 22,357 25,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.40% 12.59% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 20,478 18,829 21,501
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 12 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 17 July 2018. 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 -97 69 £55,000 +29.41% 9
London +6 45 £56,250 +12.50% 3
UK excluding London -112 26 £55,000 +29.41% 6
South West -60 14 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Midlands -14 6 £30,000 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +5 5 £30,000 -
South East +2 2 £55,000 +48.65% 1
Wales -4 2 £35,750 -20.56%
North West +12 1 - - 1
North of England +9 1 - - 1
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £67,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 49 (69.01%) Linux
2 35 (49.30%) Firewall
3 34 (47.89%) Information Security
4 31 (43.66%) Sourcefire
5 30 (42.25%) SIEM
5 30 (42.25%) Security Operations
6 28 (39.44%) Elastic Stack
6 28 (39.44%) CISSP
7 27 (38.03%) Suricata
8 26 (36.62%) Windows
8 26 (36.62%) CEH
9 25 (35.21%) Python
9 25 (35.21%) Analytics
10 24 (33.80%) LogRhythm
10 24 (33.80%) Event Correlation
11 23 (32.39%) Big Data
11 23 (32.39%) Bash Shell
12 21 (29.58%) Machine Learning
13 20 (28.17%) OSCP
13 20 (28.17%) Hadoop
13 20 (28.17%) TippingPoint
13 20 (28.17%) HDFS
13 20 (28.17%) Apache Spark
13 20 (28.17%) Apache
13 20 (28.17%) GCIH
14 19 (26.76%) VPN
15 18 (25.35%) Cybersecurity
16 17 (23.94%) Palo Alto
16 17 (23.94%) Ruby
17 16 (22.54%) CheckPoint

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 20 (28.17%) Apache
1 20 (28.17%) Apache Spark
2 7 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) nginx
4 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (49.30%) Firewall
2 31 (43.66%) Sourcefire
3 19 (26.76%) VPN
4 16 (22.54%) Network Security
5 15 (21.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
7 8 (11.27%) DNS
7 8 (11.27%) SSL
8 7 (9.86%) VLAN
9 6 (8.45%) IPsec
10 5 (7.04%) DHCP
10 5 (7.04%) SSH
10 5 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (5.63%) HTTP
12 3 (4.23%) Wireshark
13 2 (2.82%) HTTPS
13 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
13 2 (2.82%) LAN
13 2 (2.82%) tcpdump
13 2 (2.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) Big Data
2 20 (28.17%) Hadoop
3 5 (7.04%) MySQL
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.41%) Maven
3 1 (1.41%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.41%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Marketing
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Security Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Security Manager
4 10 (14.08%) Operational Security Manager
4 10 (14.08%) Operations Manager
4 10 (14.08%) Security Operations Manager
5 7 (9.86%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) IT Support
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) SOC Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (39.44%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (21.13%) Regular Expression
3 12 (16.90%) PCRE
4 5 (7.04%) 802.1X
4 5 (7.04%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (2.82%) Cybercrime
3 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.41%) Fintech
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (69.01%) Linux
2 26 (36.62%) Windows
3 14 (19.72%) Unix
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.04%) Ubuntu
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.82%) CentOS
6 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.41%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Information Security
2 30 (42.25%) Security Operations
2 30 (42.25%) SIEM
3 25 (35.21%) Analytics
4 24 (33.80%) Event Correlation
5 21 (29.58%) Machine Learning
6 18 (25.35%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (18.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (14.08%) Security Architecture
8 10 (14.08%) Security Monitoring
9 9 (12.68%) Problem Management
9 9 (12.68%) Risk Management
10 8 (11.27%) Artificial Intelligence
10 8 (11.27%) Computer Forensics
10 8 (11.27%) Cyber Intelligence
10 8 (11.27%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (11.27%) Malware Analysis
11 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (8.45%) Data Loss Prevention
12 6 (8.45%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) Python
2 23 (32.39%) Bash Shell
3 17 (23.94%) Ruby
4 7 (9.86%) SQL
5 4 (5.63%) C
6 3 (4.23%) Perl
7 2 (2.82%) C++
7 2 (2.82%) PHP
7 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (39.44%) CISSP
2 26 (36.62%) CEH
3 20 (28.17%) GCIH
3 20 (28.17%) OSCP
4 13 (18.31%) Degree
5 12 (16.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.63%) SANS
8 3 (4.23%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.23%) CISM
9 2 (2.82%) CCNA
9 2 (2.82%) CCNP
9 2 (2.82%) CISA
9 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.82%) GIAC
9 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.41%) CISMP
10 1 (1.41%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (16.90%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.27%) GPG13
4 3 (4.23%) GDPR
5 2 (2.82%) MiFID
6 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 20 (28.17%) HDFS
2 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.63%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.82%) Docker
5 2 (2.82%) pfSense
6 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (38.03%) Suricata
2 13 (18.31%) FortiGate
3 11 (15.49%) OSSEC
4 8 (11.27%) QRadar
5 5 (7.04%) Kibana
5 5 (7.04%) Snorby
5 5 (7.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (4.23%) Ansible
6 3 (4.23%) HAProxy
6 3 (4.23%) Nessus
6 3 (4.23%) RSA enVision
6 3 (4.23%) SCOM
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.41%) logstash
8 1 (1.41%) Mesos
8 1 (1.41%) Nexpose
8 1 (1.41%) OpenVAS
8 1 (1.41%) Packer
8 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) LogRhythm
2 20 (28.17%) TippingPoint
3 17 (23.94%) Palo Alto
4 16 (22.54%) CheckPoint
4 16 (22.54%) Splunk
5 15 (21.13%) ArcSight
5 15 (21.13%) Cisco
6 14 (19.72%) Sophos
7 11 (15.49%) VMware
8 10 (14.08%) AlienVault
8 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
9 9 (12.68%) FireEye
10 8 (11.27%) Fortinet
11 7 (9.86%) HP
11 7 (9.86%) Juniper
12 6 (8.45%) Symantec
13 5 (7.04%) ProCurve
14 4 (5.63%) Qualys
14 4 (5.63%) Veeam
15 3 (4.23%) McAfee