Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 967 786 1091
Rank change year-on-year -181 +305 +31
Permanent jobs citing Snort 24 31 28
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.044% 0.019%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 15
10th Percentile £40,000 £44,625 £41,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £46,250 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +35.14% -22.92% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £58,563 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £74,350 £64,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% +9.09%

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 20,835 12,579 24,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 17.79% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14,774 10,467 20,598
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £33,173
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -166 24 £62,500 +35.14% 1
London -108 18 £60,000 -27.27% 1
UK excluding London -152 6 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Work from Home -253 6 £40,000 -41.61%
East of England -24 2 £50,000 +5.26%
North West -41 2 £70,000 +55.56%
North of England -67 2 £70,000 +55.56%
West Midlands -67 1 £70,000 +2.19%
Midlands -78 1 £70,000 +2.19%
South East - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 18 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (62.50%) AWS
3 13 (54.17%) Security Operations
4 12 (50.00%) LogRhythm
4 12 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (50.00%) Azure
4 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) Python
5 11 (45.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 10 (41.67%) Palo Alto
6 10 (41.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 10 (41.67%) Azure Sentinel
6 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
6 10 (41.67%) Metasploit
6 10 (41.67%) Wireshark
6 10 (41.67%) Splunk
7 9 (37.50%) Cisco
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) Symantec
8 8 (33.33%) Web Services
8 8 (33.33%) VB
8 8 (33.33%) C
8 8 (33.33%) C#
8 8 (33.33%) C++
8 8 (33.33%) Finance
8 8 (33.33%) Forcepoint
8 8 (33.33%) Firewall
8 8 (33.33%) Blue Coat
8 8 (33.33%) Nessus

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 2 (8.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (62.50%) AWS
2 12 (50.00%) Azure
3 10 (41.67%) Azure Sentinel
4 8 (33.33%) GCP
4 8 (33.33%) OpenDNS
5 4 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (16.67%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Wireshark
2 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Electronics
2 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
2 7 (29.17%) Marketing
2 7 (29.17%) Public Sector
2 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Security Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Senior Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Senior Security Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Security Operations Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) SIEM Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
6 2 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Operational Security Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Cyberattack
1 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Kali Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (54.17%) Security Operations
3 12 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 11 (45.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 10 (41.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 8 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
6 8 (33.33%) Patch Management
6 8 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (29.17%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (29.17%) Programme Management
7 7 (29.17%) SIEM
8 5 (20.83%) DevOps
8 5 (20.83%) Sprint Planning
8 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (16.67%) DevSecOps
9 4 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (16.67%) Security Hardening
9 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 12 (50.00%) Python
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) C
2 8 (33.33%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) C++
2 8 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.33%) QA
1 2 (8.33%) SOC 1
1 2 (8.33%) SOC 3
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Squid
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) KVM
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Nessus
1 8 (33.33%) Nexpose
1 8 (33.33%) Suricata
2 4 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (16.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (8.33%) QRadar
4 1 (4.17%) Ansible
4 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) LogRhythm
2 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 10 (41.67%) Palo Alto
2 10 (41.67%) Splunk
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
4 8 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 8 (33.33%) Carbon Black
4 8 (33.33%) CrowdStrike
4 8 (33.33%) FireEye
4 8 (33.33%) Forcepoint
4 8 (33.33%) Google
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) Qualys
4 8 (33.33%) Symantec
4 8 (33.33%) Zscaler
5 7 (29.17%) SAP
6 5 (20.83%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.33%) ArcSight
8 1 (4.17%) Juniper