Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 845 1069 1124
Rank change year-on-year +224 +55 -131
Permanent jobs citing Snort 31 53 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.037% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 39 82
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +29.41%
10th Percentile £43,500 £37,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.58% +9.09% +29.41%

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 15,539 23,936 24,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.34% 16.55% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12,611 19,544 19,708
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Snort as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Snort.

Salary trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Snort over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 8 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 31 May 2020. 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
UK excluding London +167 26 £51,250 -14.58% 2
England +186 19 £68,750 +14.58% 2
Wales - 11 £47,500 - 1
South West +91 10 - -
London +143 4 £82,500 +106.25% 1
North of England +98 3 £45,000 -25.00% 1
North West +59 3 £45,000 -25.00%
East of England - 2 £90,000 -

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 23 (74.19%) TCP/IP
2 22 (70.97%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (67.74%) Information Security
4 20 (64.52%) DNS
5 19 (61.29%) Wireshark
6 18 (58.06%) Firewall
6 18 (58.06%) SIEM
6 18 (58.06%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 18 (58.06%) Threat Intelligence
7 16 (51.61%) Security Operations
7 16 (51.61%) AWS
7 16 (51.61%) Windows
7 16 (51.61%) Linux
7 16 (51.61%) SQL
8 14 (45.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (45.16%) Bash Shell
8 14 (45.16%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (45.16%) Cyber Intelligence
9 13 (41.94%) Kali Linux
9 13 (41.94%) Azure
9 13 (41.94%) Metasploit
9 13 (41.94%) Finance
10 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
10 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
10 12 (38.71%) Reverse Engineering
10 12 (38.71%) GCIH
10 12 (38.71%) Office 365
10 12 (38.71%) Malware Reverse Engineering
10 12 (38.71%) SANS
10 12 (38.71%) Purple Team

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:

Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (51.61%) AWS
2 13 (41.94%) Azure
3 12 (38.71%) Office 365
4 10 (32.26%) Logic Apps
5 3 (9.68%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 23 (74.19%) TCP/IP
2 20 (64.52%) DNS
3 19 (61.29%) Wireshark
4 18 (58.06%) Firewall
5 14 (45.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (32.26%) DKIM
6 10 (32.26%) DMARC
7 6 (19.35%) HTTP
7 6 (19.35%) tcpdump
8 4 (12.90%) SMTP
9 3 (9.68%) Network Security
10 1 (3.23%) Internet
10 1 (3.23%) IPsec
10 1 (3.23%) OpenVPN
10 1 (3.23%) SAN
10 1 (3.23%) VPN
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.68%) Law
4 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Security Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) SIEM Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) SIEM Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (32.26%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (19.35%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (9.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Kali Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Unix
4 4 (12.90%) CentOS
4 4 (12.90%) Debian
4 4 (12.90%) Mac OS
4 4 (12.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (67.74%) Information Security
3 18 (58.06%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 18 (58.06%) SIEM
3 18 (58.06%) Threat Intelligence
4 16 (51.61%) Security Operations
5 14 (45.16%) Cyber Intelligence
6 12 (38.71%) Malware Reverse Engineering
6 12 (38.71%) Purple Team
6 12 (38.71%) Reverse Engineering
7 11 (35.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (32.26%) Analytics
8 10 (32.26%) Data Privacy
8 10 (32.26%) Database Security
8 10 (32.26%) Ethical Hacking
8 10 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (19.35%) Network Design
9 6 (19.35%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) GCIH
1 12 (38.71%) SANS
2 10 (32.26%) CREST Certified
2 10 (32.26%) GCIA
2 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) GCFA
5 1 (3.23%) CEH
5 1 (3.23%) CISM
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (9.68%) SLA
3 1 (3.23%) GDPR
3 1 (3.23%) NIST
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Docker
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Incident Response Team
1 4 (12.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.45%) EnCase
2 2 (6.45%) FTK
2 2 (6.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.23%) Nessus
3 1 (3.23%) OSSEC
3 1 (3.23%) Suricata
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) ArcSight
2 4 (12.90%) LogRhythm
2 4 (12.90%) NetApp
3 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.45%) Carbon Black
4 2 (6.45%) CrowdStrike
4 2 (6.45%) FireEye
4 2 (6.45%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) NetWitness
4 2 (6.45%) Splunk
5 1 (3.23%) AlienVault
5 1 (3.23%) Darktrace
5 1 (3.23%) VMware