Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1089 1050 1117
Rank change year-on-year -39 +67 +41
Permanent jobs citing Snort 84 156 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.088% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.68% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 74 110 103
UK median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £39,875 £34,875 £34,100
90th Percentile £95,000 £72,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -5.00%

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 24,715 22,879 24,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.76% 12.90% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20,173 19,243 20,451
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -

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 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 10 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 19 September 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 -33 84 £57,500 +15.00% 10
London +59 56 £60,000 +11.63% 4
UK excluding London -57 28 £55,000 +22.22% 6
South West -43 13 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Midlands -6 8 £30,000 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +9 4 £30,000 -
West Midlands -4 4 - - 2
South East - 4 £50,000 - 1
North of England +40 3 - - 1
North West +12 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (73.81%) Linux
2 52 (61.90%) Information Security
3 49 (58.33%) SIEM
4 46 (54.76%) CISSP
4 46 (54.76%) Elastic Stack
5 45 (53.57%) Firewall
6 44 (52.38%) Windows
7 38 (45.24%) Cybersecurity
8 35 (41.67%) Analytics
9 34 (40.48%) Sourcefire
10 31 (36.90%) Big Data
10 31 (36.90%) Suricata
11 30 (35.71%) Security Operations
12 28 (33.33%) Event Correlation
12 28 (33.33%) LogRhythm
12 28 (33.33%) GCIH
13 27 (32.14%) CEH
13 27 (32.14%) OSSEC
14 26 (30.95%) TCP/IP
15 24 (28.57%) Apache
15 24 (28.57%) Hadoop
15 24 (28.57%) OSCP
15 24 (28.57%) TippingPoint
15 24 (28.57%) HDFS
15 24 (28.57%) Machine Learning
15 24 (28.57%) Apache Spark
16 22 (26.19%) Bash Shell
16 22 (26.19%) Python
17 21 (25.00%) Open Source
17 21 (25.00%) 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 24 (28.57%) Apache
1 24 (28.57%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 45 (53.57%) Firewall
2 34 (40.48%) Sourcefire
3 26 (30.95%) TCP/IP
4 16 (19.05%) Network Security
5 13 (15.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (14.29%) VPN
7 6 (7.14%) DNS
7 6 (7.14%) SSL
8 4 (4.76%) DHCP
8 4 (4.76%) HTTP
8 4 (4.76%) Internet
8 4 (4.76%) IPsec
8 4 (4.76%) SSH
8 4 (4.76%) VLAN
8 4 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.57%) BGP
9 3 (3.57%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.57%) OSPF
10 2 (2.38%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (36.90%) Big Data
2 24 (28.57%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.76%) MySQL
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (22.62%) Finance
2 18 (21.43%) Legal
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Law
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Security Manager
2 18 (21.43%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Security Officer
3 14 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Operational Security Manager
5 9 (10.71%) Operations Manager
5 9 (10.71%) Security Operations Manager
5 9 (10.71%) SOC Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) Information Manager
6 8 (9.52%) Information Officer
6 8 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
6 8 (9.52%) Information Security Officer
7 7 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) IT Support
8 4 (4.76%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) SOC Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Junior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (54.76%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (19.05%) Regular Expression
3 13 (15.48%) PCRE
4 4 (4.76%) 802.1X
4 4 (4.76%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.38%) Cybercrime
5 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 62 (73.81%) Linux
2 44 (52.38%) Windows
3 18 (21.43%) Unix
4 10 (11.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.57%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.90%) Information Security
2 49 (58.33%) SIEM
3 38 (45.24%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (41.67%) Analytics
5 30 (35.71%) Security Operations
6 28 (33.33%) Event Correlation
7 24 (28.57%) Machine Learning
8 21 (25.00%) Open Source
8 21 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (21.43%) Data Encryption
9 18 (21.43%) Data Loss Prevention
9 18 (21.43%) Data Privacy
9 18 (21.43%) Remediation Plan
9 18 (21.43%) Threat Detection
9 18 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 14 (16.67%) Risk Management
11 13 (15.48%) Security Monitoring
11 13 (15.48%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (15.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (13.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) Bash Shell
1 22 (26.19%) Python
2 17 (20.24%) Ruby
3 6 (7.14%) SQL
4 4 (4.76%) C
4 4 (4.76%) Java
5 3 (3.57%) Perl
5 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.38%) C++
6 2 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (54.76%) CISSP
2 28 (33.33%) GCIH
3 27 (32.14%) CEH
4 24 (28.57%) OSCP
5 19 (22.62%) CISM
6 13 (15.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (15.48%) Degree
7 10 (11.90%) GIAC
8 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
8 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.76%) CREST Certified
10 4 (4.76%) GCIA
10 4 (4.76%) GREM
11 3 (3.57%) GSEC
11 3 (3.57%) SANS
12 1 (1.19%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.00%) GDPR
2 18 (21.43%) MiFID
3 17 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (13.10%) GPG13
4 11 (13.10%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 24 (28.57%) HDFS
2 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (36.90%) Suricata
2 27 (32.14%) OSSEC
3 12 (14.29%) FortiGate
4 11 (13.10%) QRadar
5 4 (4.76%) Kibana
5 4 (4.76%) Snorby
6 3 (3.57%) EnCase
6 3 (3.57%) Nessus
6 3 (3.57%) Nexpose
6 3 (3.57%) Nmap
6 3 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (33.33%) LogRhythm
2 24 (28.57%) TippingPoint
3 21 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 18 (21.43%) CheckPoint
5 17 (20.24%) Palo Alto
5 17 (20.24%) Splunk
6 14 (16.67%) AlienVault
6 14 (16.67%) Sophos
7 11 (13.10%) FireEye
7 11 (13.10%) Fortinet
8 10 (11.90%) Cisco
9 7 (8.33%) VMware
10 6 (7.14%) Juniper
10 6 (7.14%) Symantec
11 4 (4.76%) HP
11 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
11 4 (4.76%) ProCurve
12 3 (3.57%) Qualys
12 3 (3.57%) Rapid7
12 3 (3.57%) Veeam