Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1083 1048 1139
Rank change year-on-year -35 +91 -47
Permanent jobs citing Snort 111 130 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.074% 0.081%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 0.61% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 73 93 152
UK median annual salary £53,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.67% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,000 £88,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -12.00% +7.53%

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 23,194 21,435 24,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.31% 12.27% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,158 17,768 20,938
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,448 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -24 108 £53,000 -11.67% 7
London +3 58 £57,500 -20.69% 5
UK excluding London -10 51 £45,000 +2.27% 4
South West -7 29 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Midlands +8 13 £37,500 +11.11%
West Midlands +14 11 £37,500 +11.11%
North of England +12 4 £53,000 +20.45%
North West - 4 £53,000 -
Wales - 3 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
South East -3 1 - -
East of England - 1 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 66 (59.46%) SIEM
2 64 (57.66%) Firewall
3 52 (46.85%) CISSP
4 49 (44.14%) Linux
4 49 (44.14%) Information Security
5 44 (39.64%) Sourcefire
6 42 (37.84%) TCP/IP
7 41 (36.94%) CEH
7 41 (36.94%) Palo Alto
8 40 (36.04%) Security Cleared
9 39 (35.14%) Cybersecurity
10 35 (31.53%) Cisco
11 33 (29.73%) SC Cleared
12 30 (27.03%) Python
13 29 (26.13%) GIAC
13 29 (26.13%) Suricata
14 28 (25.23%) SANS
14 28 (25.23%) DNS
15 27 (24.32%) HTTP
16 26 (23.42%) Microsoft
16 26 (23.42%) Intrusion Detection
17 25 (22.52%) Windows
17 25 (22.52%) Sophos
17 25 (22.52%) Network Security
18 23 (20.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 23 (20.72%) CheckPoint
18 23 (20.72%) Security Operations
19 22 (19.82%) Threat Intelligence
20 21 (18.92%) DHCP
20 21 (18.92%) Fortinet

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 12 (10.81%) Apache
1 12 (10.81%) Apache Spark
2 10 (9.01%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.90%) nginx
4 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.90%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.90%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.70%) Office 365
3 2 (1.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 64 (57.66%) Firewall
2 42 (37.84%) TCP/IP
3 28 (25.23%) DNS
4 27 (24.32%) HTTP
5 26 (23.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 25 (22.52%) Network Security
7 21 (18.92%) DHCP
8 20 (18.02%) Wireshark
9 19 (17.12%) VPN
10 17 (15.32%) SSL
11 15 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
11 15 (13.51%) FTP
11 15 (13.51%) tcpdump
12 11 (9.91%) SMTP
12 11 (9.91%) Telnet
13 8 (7.21%) Internet
13 8 (7.21%) Kerberos
14 7 (6.31%) IPsec
15 6 (5.41%) OpenVPN
15 6 (5.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) Big Data
1 12 (10.81%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.90%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) Maven
3 1 (0.90%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.90%) OllyDbg
3 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.90%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.90%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (9.01%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Games
3 6 (5.41%) Law
4 1 (0.90%) Advertising
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Billing
4 1 (0.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (45.05%) Analyst
2 36 (32.43%) Security Analyst
3 25 (22.52%) Security Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) Information Security Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Administrator
5 9 (8.11%) SOC Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.21%) SOC Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) SIEM Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Firewall Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.12%) LDAP
2 13 (11.71%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (10.81%) PCRE
3 12 (10.81%) Regular Expression
4 8 (7.21%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (12.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 13 (11.71%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (9.01%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 9 (8.11%) PKI
5 8 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (6.31%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (4.50%) Fintech
9 4 (3.60%) SCADA
10 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.80%) Digital Currency
11 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.90%) Blog
11 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.90%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 49 (44.14%) Linux
2 25 (22.52%) Windows
3 16 (14.41%) CentOS
4 14 (12.61%) Ubuntu
5 11 (9.91%) Kali Linux
6 10 (9.01%) Unix
7 8 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.41%) Debian
9 1 (0.90%) Solaris
9 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (59.46%) SIEM
2 49 (44.14%) Information Security
3 39 (35.14%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (20.72%) Security Operations
5 22 (19.82%) Threat Intelligence
6 20 (18.02%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 20 (18.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 17 (15.32%) Analytics
8 16 (14.41%) Event Correlation
8 16 (14.41%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (11.71%) Proactive Monitoring
9 13 (11.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (10.81%) Data Loss Prevention
10 12 (10.81%) Forensic Analysis
11 11 (9.91%) ITIL
12 10 (9.01%) Computer Forensics
12 10 (9.01%) Network Architecture
12 10 (9.01%) Service Design
12 10 (9.01%) Service Management
13 9 (8.11%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.03%) Python
2 21 (18.92%) Bash Shell
3 19 (17.12%) Ruby
4 18 (16.22%) SQL
5 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.31%) C
7 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.70%) Perl
9 2 (1.80%) C++
9 2 (1.80%) Java
10 1 (0.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 52 (46.85%) CISSP
2 41 (36.94%) CEH
3 40 (36.04%) Security Cleared
4 33 (29.73%) SC Cleared
5 29 (26.13%) GIAC
6 28 (25.23%) SANS
7 20 (18.02%) GCIH
8 18 (16.22%) Degree
9 17 (15.32%) DV Cleared
10 15 (13.51%) CREST Certified
10 15 (13.51%) OSCP
11 12 (10.81%) CCNA
11 12 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (8.11%) A+ Certification
12 9 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (6.31%) CCNP
13 7 (6.31%) CISA
14 6 (5.41%) Linux+ Certification
14 6 (5.41%) RHCA
14 6 (5.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (14.41%) GPG13
3 14 (12.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.90%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.81%) HDFS
2 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.21%) NFS
3 8 (7.21%) Xen
4 7 (6.31%) pfSense
5 4 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.80%) Docker
7 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (26.13%) Suricata
2 16 (14.41%) Nessus
3 13 (11.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 13 (11.71%) RSA enVision
4 12 (10.81%) Ansible
5 11 (9.91%) OpenVAS
6 10 (9.01%) Nagios
7 9 (8.11%) FortiGate
7 9 (8.11%) SCOM
7 9 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (7.21%) OSSEC
8 8 (7.21%) QRadar
8 8 (7.21%) SCCM
9 6 (5.41%) EnCase
9 6 (5.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (4.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 5 (4.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (4.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 4 (3.60%) HAProxy
11 4 (3.60%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 44 (39.64%) Sourcefire
2 41 (36.94%) Palo Alto
3 35 (31.53%) Cisco
4 26 (23.42%) Microsoft
5 25 (22.52%) Sophos
6 23 (20.72%) CheckPoint
7 21 (18.92%) Fortinet
7 21 (18.92%) LogRhythm
8 17 (15.32%) McAfee
9 16 (14.41%) ArcSight
9 16 (14.41%) FireEye
9 16 (14.41%) Splunk
10 15 (13.51%) HP
10 15 (13.51%) TippingPoint
11 13 (11.71%) AlienVault
12 12 (10.81%) VMware
13 9 (8.11%) Imperva
13 9 (8.11%) Qualys
13 9 (8.11%) Trend Micro
14 7 (6.31%) Juniper