Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 994 1089 1066
Rank change year-on-year +95 -23 +56
Permanent jobs citing Snort 102 112 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.064% 0.075%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 76 75 95
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% -11.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,750 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +30.56% +2.27% -12.00%

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 23,639 23,560 21,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.63% 13.36% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19,333 19,473 17,931
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 9 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 21 February 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 +74 101 £55,000 +3.77% 7
London +24 51 £45,000 -21.74% 1
UK excluding London +78 49 £58,750 +30.56% 7
North of England +79 26 £60,000 +13.21% 4
North West +39 26 £60,000 +13.21% 4
South East +47 12 £75,000 -
South West -12 6 £37,500 -25.00% 1
West Midlands +36 5 - -
Midlands +28 5 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 57 (55.88%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (52.94%) Windows
3 51 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 50 (49.02%) Information Security
5 43 (42.16%) Firewall
6 40 (39.22%) Linux
7 38 (37.25%) Unix
8 36 (35.29%) SIEM
8 36 (35.29%) SANS
8 36 (35.29%) Security Operations
9 33 (32.35%) GIAC
9 33 (32.35%) Sourcefire
10 32 (31.37%) Network Design
11 31 (30.39%) Network Security
12 26 (25.49%) Threat Analysis
12 26 (25.49%) Attack Monitoring
12 26 (25.49%) Anomaly Detection
12 26 (25.49%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 25 (24.51%) DevOps
14 24 (23.53%) LogRhythm
14 24 (23.53%) Nessus
14 24 (23.53%) CheckPoint
15 23 (22.55%) Finance
15 23 (22.55%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (22.55%) Qualys
16 22 (21.57%) GDPR
16 22 (21.57%) Legal
17 21 (20.59%) Cisco
17 21 (20.59%) Internal Audit
18 20 (19.61%) ArcSight

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 13 (12.75%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (1.96%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.96%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.92%) SaaS
4 2 (1.96%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.96%) Office 365
4 2 (1.96%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 43 (42.16%) Firewall
3 33 (32.35%) Sourcefire
4 31 (30.39%) Network Security
5 18 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 12 (11.76%) Wireshark
7 6 (5.88%) Internet
8 5 (4.90%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.90%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (4.90%) IntruShield
8 5 (4.90%) VPN
9 2 (1.96%) DNS
10 1 (0.98%) BGP
10 1 (0.98%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.98%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) Big Data
2 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.96%) MySQL
2 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (10.78%) JIRA
1 11 (10.78%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (22.55%) Finance
2 22 (21.57%) Legal
3 13 (12.75%) Retail
4 11 (10.78%) Military
5 5 (4.90%) Banking
5 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.90%) Law
6 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.96%) Electronics
7 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (63.73%) Security Engineer
2 23 (22.55%) Malware Engineer
3 18 (17.65%) Analyst
3 18 (17.65%) Operations Engineer
4 17 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 13 (12.75%) Security Manager
6 11 (10.78%) SOC Analyst
6 11 (10.78%) Sourcefire Engineer
7 10 (9.80%) Security Officer
8 9 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (7.84%) Security Analyst
10 7 (6.86%) SIEM Engineer
11 5 (4.90%) Architect
11 5 (4.90%) Design Engineer
11 5 (4.90%) IT Analyst
11 5 (4.90%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (4.90%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (4.90%) Security Architect
11 5 (4.90%) SOC Engineer
12 4 (3.92%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (8.82%) Web Services
3 2 (1.96%) Kafka
3 2 (1.96%) LAMP
3 2 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.76%) Cyberattack
3 11 (10.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.84%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (4.90%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.96%) Replication
8 1 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 54 (52.94%) Windows
2 40 (39.22%) Linux
3 38 (37.25%) Unix
4 14 (13.73%) CentOS
5 12 (11.76%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.96%) Debian
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.88%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (49.02%) Information Security
3 36 (35.29%) Security Operations
3 36 (35.29%) SIEM
4 32 (31.37%) Network Design
5 26 (25.49%) Anomaly Detection
5 26 (25.49%) Attack Monitoring
5 26 (25.49%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 26 (25.49%) Threat Analysis
6 25 (24.51%) DevOps
7 23 (22.55%) Penetration Testing
8 21 (20.59%) Internal Audit
9 19 (18.63%) Data Loss Prevention
9 19 (18.63%) Risk Management
10 17 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 16 (15.69%) Malware Analysis
12 15 (14.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 14 (13.73%) Open Source
14 13 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management
15 12 (11.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) Python
2 12 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.82%) C
3 9 (8.82%) C#
3 9 (8.82%) C++
3 9 (8.82%) SQL
3 9 (8.82%) VB
4 5 (4.90%) Java
4 5 (4.90%) Perl
5 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.98%) Go
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (35.29%) SANS
2 33 (32.35%) GIAC
3 19 (18.63%) CISSP
4 13 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (10.78%) CISM
5 11 (10.78%) GCIH
6 9 (8.82%) GCIA
7 8 (7.84%) CCNA
8 7 (6.86%) CEH
9 5 (4.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (4.90%) CCSP
9 5 (4.90%) CREST Certified
9 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.90%) GREM
9 5 (4.90%) RHCE
9 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.92%) Degree
11 3 (2.94%) GSEC
12 2 (1.96%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.57%) GDPR
2 20 (19.61%) PCI DSS
3 17 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (9.80%) MiFID
5 5 (4.90%) SLA
6 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.96%) GPG13
8 1 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) Docker
1 2 (1.96%) HDFS
1 2 (1.96%) Squid
2 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (23.53%) Nessus
2 12 (11.76%) EnCase
2 12 (11.76%) OSSEC
2 12 (11.76%) Suricata
3 11 (10.78%) QRadar
4 10 (9.80%) Nexpose
5 9 (8.82%) FTK
6 5 (4.90%) Proventia
7 3 (2.94%) Nagios
7 3 (2.94%) Nmap
8 2 (1.96%) Ansible
8 2 (1.96%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.96%) Mesos
9 1 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.98%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) CheckPoint
1 24 (23.53%) LogRhythm
2 23 (22.55%) Qualys
3 21 (20.59%) Cisco
4 20 (19.61%) ArcSight
5 19 (18.63%) Palo Alto
5 19 (18.63%) Red Hat
6 18 (17.65%) FireEye
7 15 (14.71%) Forcepoint
7 15 (14.71%) Trend Micro
8 14 (13.73%) IBM
8 14 (13.73%) McAfee
9 12 (11.76%) Rapid7
9 12 (11.76%) Splunk
10 10 (9.80%) CyberArk
10 10 (9.80%) NetWitness
10 10 (9.80%) Symantec
11 9 (8.82%) Bomgar
11 9 (8.82%) Google
11 9 (8.82%) ServiceNow