Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1010 1108 1142
Rank change year-on-year +98 +34 -17
Permanent jobs citing Snort 177 151 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.077% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% 0.61% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 125 110 119
UK median annual salary £45,000 £61,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.53% +22.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,325 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% -

Snort is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22399 24626 25456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.73% 12.50% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18863 20875 21075
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +94 163 £42,500 -32.00% 1
UK excluding London +109 122 £45,000 -7.69% 1
South West +49 66 £55,000 +25.71%
London +48 53 £50,000 -28.57%
Midlands +59 40 £40,000 -17.95% 1
West Midlands +44 38 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Wales +26 12 £45,000 +5.88%
South East +38 2 £37,000 -35.65%
East Midlands +26 2 £30,000 -45.45%
North of England -20 2 £37,500 +1.35%
North West - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 129 (72.88%) SIEM
2 112 (63.28%) Linux
3 87 (49.15%) LogRhythm
4 85 (48.02%) Firewall
5 67 (37.85%) GIAC
6 65 (36.72%) Cybersecurity
7 61 (34.46%) Windows
8 55 (31.07%) Unix
8 55 (31.07%) ArcSight
9 54 (30.51%) Nessus
10 51 (28.81%) Cisco
11 50 (28.25%) Java
12 48 (27.12%) TCP/IP
13 47 (26.55%) CISSP
14 46 (25.99%) Wireshark
15 45 (25.42%) SC Cleared
15 45 (25.42%) Security Cleared
16 44 (24.86%) Network Security
17 41 (23.16%) GCIH
18 40 (22.60%) VPN
18 40 (22.60%) AlienVault
19 38 (21.47%) Internet
19 38 (21.47%) Python
19 38 (21.47%) Information Security
19 38 (21.47%) Sourcefire
20 37 (20.90%) DV Cleared
21 36 (20.34%) Vulnerability Management
22 35 (19.77%) Cyberthreat
22 35 (19.77%) Rapid7
23 34 (19.21%) DNS

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 (4.52%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.39%) Jetty
3 3 (1.69%) Apache
4 2 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.13%) WordPress
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (48.02%) Firewall
2 48 (27.12%) TCP/IP
3 46 (25.99%) Wireshark
4 44 (24.86%) Network Security
5 40 (22.60%) VPN
6 38 (21.47%) Internet
7 34 (19.21%) DNS
8 30 (16.95%) DHCP
9 28 (15.82%) SSL
10 17 (9.60%) HTTP
11 16 (9.04%) Cisco ISE
11 16 (9.04%) FTP
12 15 (8.47%) LDAP
12 15 (8.47%) tcpdump
13 14 (7.91%) IPsec
14 13 (7.34%) BGP
14 13 (7.34%) EIGRP
14 13 (7.34%) OSPF
14 13 (7.34%) SMTP
14 13 (7.34%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.21%) MySQL
2 8 (4.52%) Big Data
3 6 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (15.82%) Metasploit
2 8 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (12.99%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.21%) Finance
3 3 (1.69%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.69%) Law
4 2 (1.13%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 100 (56.50%) Analyst
2 70 (39.55%) SOC Analyst
3 56 (31.64%) Security Analyst
4 36 (20.34%) Security Engineer
5 28 (15.82%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 25 (14.12%) Senior Analyst
7 20 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (11.30%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 14 (7.91%) Security Specialist
9 13 (7.34%) Consultant
9 13 (7.34%) Network Security Specialist
9 13 (7.34%) Network Specialist
9 13 (7.34%) Security Consultant
9 13 (7.34%) Sourcefire Consultant
10 12 (6.78%) Cisco Analyst
10 12 (6.78%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 12 (6.78%) Cisco Security Analyst
10 12 (6.78%) Network Analyst
10 12 (6.78%) Network Security Analyst
11 11 (6.21%) Firewall Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.78%) .NET
2 8 (4.52%) LAMP
3 6 (3.39%) HornetQ
3 6 (3.39%) JMX
4 4 (2.26%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.69%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.13%) Cocoa
6 2 (1.13%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (1.13%) Core Animation
6 2 (1.13%) Core Data
6 2 (1.13%) CSS
6 2 (1.13%) HTML
6 2 (1.13%) JSON
6 2 (1.13%) JSP
6 2 (1.13%) RESTful
6 2 (1.13%) Web Services
6 2 (1.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.77%) Cyberthreat
2 27 (15.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 20 (11.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (10.73%) iPad
5 17 (9.60%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (8.47%) Data Centre
6 15 (8.47%) PKI
7 13 (7.34%) Management Information System
8 12 (6.78%) SCADA
9 9 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
10 4 (2.26%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.13%) Animation
12 1 (0.56%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (0.56%) Fintech
12 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 112 (63.28%) Linux
2 61 (34.46%) Windows
3 55 (31.07%) Unix
4 25 (14.12%) Kali Linux
5 19 (10.73%) Debian
6 17 (9.60%) Ubuntu
7 16 (9.04%) CentOS
7 16 (9.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (7.91%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (72.88%) SIEM
2 65 (36.72%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (21.47%) Information Security
4 36 (20.34%) Vulnerability Management
5 31 (17.51%) Network Monitoring
6 29 (16.38%) Security Operations
6 29 (16.38%) Software Engineering
7 26 (14.69%) Analytics
7 26 (14.69%) Security Monitoring
8 22 (12.43%) Open Source
9 20 (11.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 20 (11.30%) Threat Intelligence
10 18 (10.17%) Coaching
10 18 (10.17%) Threat Detection
11 15 (8.47%) Forensic Analysis
11 15 (8.47%) Protective Monitoring
12 14 (7.91%) Network Management
13 13 (7.34%) Incident Management
13 13 (7.34%) Mentoring
14 12 (6.78%) Network Packet Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.25%) Java
2 38 (21.47%) Python
3 26 (14.69%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.17%) PowerShell
5 16 (9.04%) SQL
6 12 (6.78%) Bash Shell
6 12 (6.78%) Perl
7 9 (5.08%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.95%) Ruby
9 3 (1.69%) VB
10 2 (1.13%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.13%) PHP
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 67 (37.85%) GIAC
2 47 (26.55%) CISSP
3 45 (25.42%) SC Cleared
3 45 (25.42%) Security Cleared
4 41 (23.16%) GCIH
5 37 (20.90%) DV Cleared
6 30 (16.95%) Degree
7 29 (16.38%) CEH
8 25 (14.12%) GCIA
9 20 (11.30%) CISM
9 20 (11.30%) RHCA
9 20 (11.30%) RHCE
9 20 (11.30%) RHCSA
10 19 (10.73%) SANS
11 18 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (9.04%) CCNP
12 16 (9.04%) CCSP
12 16 (9.04%) GSEC
13 15 (8.47%) CCDP
13 15 (8.47%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (9.60%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.26%) GPG13
4 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.34%) pfSense
3 10 (5.65%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.95%) iptables
4 7 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.39%) KVM
5 6 (3.39%) Xen
6 2 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.56%) Docker
7 1 (0.56%) NFS
7 1 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 54 (30.51%) Nessus
2 33 (18.64%) RSA enVision
3 27 (15.25%) Nmap
4 16 (9.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (8.47%) EnCase
5 15 (8.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (8.47%) Nexpose
5 15 (8.47%) OSSEC
6 8 (4.52%) Nagios
7 7 (3.95%) Cacti
7 7 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.95%) Puppet
8 6 (3.39%) Ansible
8 6 (3.39%) CFEngine
9 5 (2.82%) QRadar
9 5 (2.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.69%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (1.69%) RSA Archer
10 3 (1.69%) RSA Security Analytics
11 2 (1.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 87 (49.15%) LogRhythm
2 55 (31.07%) ArcSight
3 51 (28.81%) Cisco
4 40 (22.60%) AlienVault
5 38 (21.47%) Sourcefire
6 35 (19.77%) Rapid7
7 32 (18.08%) Splunk
8 24 (13.56%) VMware
9 22 (12.43%) LogLogic
10 20 (11.30%) Acunetix
10 20 (11.30%) Microsoft
10 20 (11.30%) Symantec
11 19 (10.73%) NetWitness
12 17 (9.60%) Juniper
12 17 (9.60%) Palo Alto
13 15 (8.47%) CyberArk
13 15 (8.47%) McAfee
13 15 (8.47%) Red Hat
13 15 (8.47%) Sophos
14 14 (7.91%) Qualys