Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1057 1096 1093
Rank change year-on-year +39 -3 +72
Permanent jobs citing Snort 91 114 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.064% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.49% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 72 76 94
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36,375 £33,125 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £72,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +10.00%

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 24,455 23,097 23,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 12.97% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19,966 19,378 19,735
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +38 91 £60,000 +17.07% 9
London +82 63 £60,000 +4.35% 4
UK excluding London -21 28 £50,000 +11.11% 6
South West -10 10 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +31 7 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +5 7 £31,250 -16.67% 1
West Midlands +14 5 - - 1
North of England +27 4 - - 2
North West +7 4 - - 2
East Midlands +7 2 £31,250 +4.17%

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 (68.13%) Linux
2 56 (61.54%) SIEM
3 54 (59.34%) Firewall
4 53 (58.24%) Cybersecurity
5 52 (57.14%) Windows
5 52 (57.14%) Information Security
6 37 (40.66%) CISSP
6 37 (40.66%) Elastic Stack
7 32 (35.16%) Security Operations
7 32 (35.16%) TCP/IP
7 32 (35.16%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (34.07%) Finance
8 31 (34.07%) GDPR
9 29 (31.87%) Data Loss Prevention
9 29 (31.87%) OSSEC
10 28 (30.77%) Legal
11 27 (29.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 27 (29.67%) Open Source
12 26 (28.57%) LogRhythm
13 24 (26.37%) CISM
13 24 (26.37%) Analytics
14 23 (25.27%) Data Privacy
14 23 (25.27%) Remediation Plan
14 23 (25.27%) Data Encryption
14 23 (25.27%) Threat Detection
14 23 (25.27%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (25.27%) MiFID
15 22 (24.18%) CheckPoint
16 21 (23.08%) Unix
16 21 (23.08%) Python

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 11 (12.09%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (10.99%) Apache
2 10 (10.99%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.59%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.20%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) OpenDNS
3 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (59.34%) Firewall
2 32 (35.16%) TCP/IP
3 23 (25.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (23.08%) Sourcefire
5 10 (10.99%) Network Security
6 8 (8.79%) Wireshark
7 7 (7.69%) VPN
8 6 (6.59%) Internet
9 3 (3.30%) BGP
9 3 (3.30%) DNS
9 3 (3.30%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.30%) OSPF
10 2 (2.20%) DHCP
10 2 (2.20%) IPsec
10 2 (2.20%) SSH
10 2 (2.20%) SSL
10 2 (2.20%) VLAN
10 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.10%) HTTP
11 1 (1.10%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) Big Data
2 10 (10.99%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Metasploit
2 5 (5.49%) JIRA
General
1 31 (34.07%) Finance
2 28 (30.77%) Legal
3 7 (7.69%) Retail
4 5 (5.49%) Military
5 4 (4.40%) Banking
5 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.40%) Law
5 4 (4.40%) Marketing
5 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.20%) Electronics
6 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (32.97%) Security Manager
2 25 (27.47%) Security Engineer
3 23 (25.27%) Security Officer
4 21 (23.08%) Analyst
5 11 (12.09%) SOC Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Security Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) Information Manager
7 8 (8.79%) Information Officer
7 8 (8.79%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (8.79%) Information Security Officer
8 7 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Operational Security Manager
9 6 (6.59%) Operations Manager
9 6 (6.59%) Security Operations Manager
10 5 (5.49%) IT Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) IT Security Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Malware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (40.66%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (10.99%) Regular Expression
3 7 (7.69%) PCRE
4 6 (6.59%) Web Services
5 2 (2.20%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.20%) LDAP
6 1 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.79%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Cyberattack
5 5 (5.49%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.20%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 62 (68.13%) Linux
2 52 (57.14%) Windows
3 21 (23.08%) Unix
4 10 (10.99%) Kali Linux
5 8 (8.79%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.69%) CentOS
7 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (61.54%) SIEM
2 53 (58.24%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (57.14%) Information Security
4 32 (35.16%) Penetration Testing
4 32 (35.16%) Security Operations
5 29 (31.87%) Data Loss Prevention
6 27 (29.67%) Open Source
6 27 (29.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 24 (26.37%) Analytics
8 23 (25.27%) Data Encryption
8 23 (25.27%) Data Privacy
8 23 (25.27%) Remediation Plan
8 23 (25.27%) Threat Detection
9 15 (16.48%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (15.38%) Event Correlation
11 13 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 12 (13.19%) Malware Analysis
13 11 (12.09%) DevOps
13 11 (12.09%) Machine Learning
13 11 (12.09%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) Python
2 14 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 11 (12.09%) Ruby
4 9 (9.89%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.89%) SQL
5 8 (8.79%) C
6 6 (6.59%) C#
6 6 (6.59%) C++
6 6 (6.59%) VB
7 5 (5.49%) Java
8 3 (3.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (40.66%) CISSP
2 24 (26.37%) CISM
3 19 (20.88%) GCIH
4 16 (17.58%) CEH
5 13 (14.29%) GIAC
6 10 (10.99%) Degree
6 10 (10.99%) OSCP
6 10 (10.99%) SANS
7 9 (9.89%) GCIA
8 7 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (5.49%) CREST Certified
9 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
9 5 (5.49%) GREM
9 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
10 4 (4.40%) GSEC
11 3 (3.30%) CCNA
11 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.20%) GSNA
13 1 (1.10%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (34.07%) GDPR
2 23 (25.27%) MiFID
3 17 (18.68%) PCI DSS
4 15 (16.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (3.30%) GPG13
5 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) HDFS
2 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.20%) Squid
3 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (31.87%) OSSEC
2 21 (23.08%) Suricata
3 15 (16.48%) Nessus
4 9 (9.89%) EnCase
4 9 (9.89%) Nexpose
4 9 (9.89%) QRadar
5 7 (7.69%) FortiGate
6 6 (6.59%) FTK
7 4 (4.40%) Kibana
7 4 (4.40%) Nmap
8 2 (2.20%) Snorby
9 1 (1.10%) Nagios
9 1 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.10%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 26 (28.57%) LogRhythm
2 22 (24.18%) CheckPoint
3 19 (20.88%) ArcSight
4 17 (18.68%) Cisco
5 15 (16.48%) Qualys
6 13 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 13 (14.29%) Splunk
7 10 (10.99%) Symantec
7 10 (10.99%) TippingPoint
8 9 (9.89%) CyberArk
8 9 (9.89%) FireEye
9 8 (8.79%) Rapid7
10 7 (7.69%) Forcepoint
10 7 (7.69%) Red Hat
10 7 (7.69%) Trend Micro
11 6 (6.59%) Bomgar
11 6 (6.59%) Google
11 6 (6.59%) IBM
11 6 (6.59%) McAfee
11 6 (6.59%) Sophos