Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1075 1109 1155
Rank change year-on-year +34 +46 -37
Permanent jobs citing Snort 114 128 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.067% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 0.55% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 74 91 124
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £34,125 £37,500 £30,950
90th Percentile £70,000 £88,750 £68,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +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 23308 23451 24638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 12.35% 11.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19491 19678 20563
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.53%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 11 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 23 November 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 +23 106 £52,500 -12.50% 4
UK excluding London +53 76 £45,000 -18.18% 1
South West +36 40 £55,000 -
London -16 35 £57,500 -23.33% 3
Midlands +44 25 £37,500 -10.71% 1
West Midlands +32 21 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wales - 7 £45,000 -
East Midlands +35 4 £30,000 -28.57%
North of England +8 3 £53,000 +30.86%
North West - 3 £53,000 -
South East +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 74 (64.91%) SIEM
2 57 (50.00%) Firewall
3 52 (45.61%) Linux
4 47 (41.23%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (38.60%) Information Security
6 42 (36.84%) CISSP
7 38 (33.33%) Sourcefire
8 35 (30.70%) Python
9 34 (29.82%) GIAC
10 33 (28.95%) DNS
10 33 (28.95%) Security Cleared
11 32 (28.07%) LogRhythm
11 32 (28.07%) TCP/IP
12 30 (26.32%) CEH
12 30 (26.32%) SC Cleared
13 28 (24.56%) Network Security
13 28 (24.56%) Nessus
13 28 (24.56%) Cisco
14 26 (22.81%) HTTP
14 26 (22.81%) ArcSight
15 25 (21.93%) DHCP
15 25 (21.93%) Suricata
16 24 (21.05%) Splunk
17 23 (20.18%) Analytics
18 22 (19.30%) Palo Alto
18 22 (19.30%) Windows
18 22 (19.30%) AlienVault
19 21 (18.42%) SQL
19 21 (18.42%) Sophos
19 21 (18.42%) GCIH

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 8 (7.02%) Apache
1 8 (7.02%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.75%) Mimecast
1 2 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (50.00%) Firewall
2 33 (28.95%) DNS
3 32 (28.07%) TCP/IP
4 28 (24.56%) Network Security
5 26 (22.81%) HTTP
6 25 (21.93%) DHCP
7 19 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 19 (16.67%) LDAP
7 19 (16.67%) SSL
7 19 (16.67%) Wireshark
8 18 (15.79%) FTP
9 15 (13.16%) Internet
10 14 (12.28%) VPN
11 13 (11.40%) tcpdump
12 11 (9.65%) SMTP
12 11 (9.65%) Telnet
13 8 (7.02%) VLAN
14 6 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (5.26%) Kerberos
15 5 (4.39%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) Big Data
2 8 (7.02%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (15.79%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.88%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (0.88%) OllyDbg
2 1 (0.88%) WinDbg
General
1 11 (9.65%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.14%) Law
3 6 (5.26%) Games
4 4 (3.51%) Finance
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (44.74%) Analyst
2 36 (31.58%) Security Analyst
3 28 (24.56%) Security Engineer
4 18 (15.79%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 15 (13.16%) SOC Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Consultant
7 9 (7.89%) Security Consultant
7 9 (7.89%) Sourcefire Consultant
8 8 (7.02%) Administrator
9 7 (6.14%) Security Specialist
9 7 (6.14%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.26%) Network Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Network Security Specialist
10 6 (5.26%) Network Specialist
11 5 (4.39%) Information Security Engineer
12 4 (3.51%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 4 (3.51%) Cisco Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) Regular Expression
2 8 (7.02%) 802.1X
2 8 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (7.02%) PCRE
3 3 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
2 15 (13.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.77%) Cyber Defence
4 10 (8.77%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.02%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (5.26%) iPad
7 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.51%) SCADA
8 3 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.75%) PKI
10 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.88%) Blog
10 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.88%) Digital Currency
10 1 (0.88%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 52 (45.61%) Linux
2 22 (19.30%) Windows
3 16 (14.04%) Unix
4 9 (7.89%) Kali Linux
5 8 (7.02%) Ubuntu
5 8 (7.02%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.14%) CentOS
7 2 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (64.91%) SIEM
2 47 (41.23%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (38.60%) Information Security
4 23 (20.18%) Analytics
5 20 (17.54%) Threat Intelligence
6 18 (15.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 15 (13.16%) Event Correlation
7 15 (13.16%) Security Operations
8 14 (12.28%) Computer Forensics
8 14 (12.28%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (11.40%) Forensic Analysis
9 13 (11.40%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (11.40%) Threat Detection
9 13 (11.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (9.65%) ITIL
10 11 (9.65%) ITSM
10 11 (9.65%) Proactive Monitoring
10 11 (9.65%) Service Management
11 10 (8.77%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.70%) Python
2 21 (18.42%) SQL
3 13 (11.40%) Bash Shell
3 13 (11.40%) PowerShell
4 12 (10.53%) Java
4 12 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.53%) Ruby
5 8 (7.02%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.14%) C
7 4 (3.51%) Perl
8 2 (1.75%) C++
8 2 (1.75%) VB
9 1 (0.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (36.84%) CISSP
2 34 (29.82%) GIAC
3 33 (28.95%) Security Cleared
4 30 (26.32%) CEH
4 30 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 21 (18.42%) GCIH
6 17 (14.91%) Degree
7 16 (14.04%) DV Cleared
8 15 (13.16%) SANS
9 11 (9.65%) CISM
9 11 (9.65%) OSCP
10 10 (8.77%) RHCA
10 10 (8.77%) RHCE
10 10 (8.77%) RHCSA
11 9 (7.89%) CCNA
11 9 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (6.14%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (6.14%) CREST Certified
12 7 (6.14%) GSEC
13 5 (4.39%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.16%) GPG13
1 15 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.75%) GDPR
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 16 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.02%) HDFS
4 6 (5.26%) NFS
4 6 (5.26%) Xen
5 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.88%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 28 (24.56%) Nessus
2 25 (21.93%) Suricata
3 19 (16.67%) RSA enVision
4 17 (14.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 11 (9.65%) EnCase
6 9 (7.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (7.02%) QRadar
8 7 (6.14%) ArcSight ESM
8 7 (6.14%) Nagios
8 7 (6.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (6.14%) RSA Archer
8 7 (6.14%) RSA Security Analytics
9 6 (5.26%) Nexpose
9 6 (5.26%) Nmap
9 6 (5.26%) SCCM
10 5 (4.39%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 4 (3.51%) SCOM
11 4 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (3.51%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 3 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 38 (33.33%) Sourcefire
2 32 (28.07%) LogRhythm
3 28 (24.56%) Cisco
4 26 (22.81%) ArcSight
5 24 (21.05%) Splunk
6 22 (19.30%) AlienVault
6 22 (19.30%) Palo Alto
7 21 (18.42%) Sophos
8 17 (14.91%) Symantec
8 17 (14.91%) VMware
9 16 (14.04%) Rapid7
10 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 13 (11.40%) LogLogic
12 11 (9.65%) FireEye
12 11 (9.65%) Fortinet
12 11 (9.65%) TippingPoint
12 11 (9.65%) Trend Micro
13 10 (8.77%) Acunetix
13 10 (8.77%) NetWitness
14 9 (7.89%) Qualys