The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 636 806 788
Rank change year-on-year
+170 -18
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 280 158 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 126 128 163
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,450 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £29,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +33.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
41122 50076 53999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.59% 45.65% 47.32%
Number of salaries quoted 33178 41075 42689
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sophos
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK.

Sophos Salary Trend in the UK

Sophos
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophos over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 within the UK.

Sophos Salary Histogram in the UK

Sophos
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +173 263 £40,000 +1.26% 26
South East +182 156 £26,000 -38.09% 15
Oxfordshire +90 138 - - 14
Abingdon - 138 - - 13
London +38 59 £50,000 +33.33% 3
City of London +72 19 £38,640 +3.04%
West Midlands -3 15 £46,000 +61.12%
Yorkshire +31 12 £40,000 +60.00%
West Yorkshire +22 11 £40,000 +81.81%
Leeds - 9 £37,500 -
Solihull - 9 £46,000 -
South West -3 7 £30,000 -26.82% 4
Surrey +25 6 £25,000 -
North West +14 6 £35,000 +52.17% 1
East of England +5 6 £30,197 -19.47%
Birmingham -14 5 £24,000 -
Berkshire +31 4 £24,000 -46.66% 1
Scotland +25 4 £23,000 -48.88%
Edinburgh +17 4 £23,000 -48.88%
Reading +9 4 £24,000 -44.82%
Cheshire +32 3 £34,000 +36.00% 1
Essex +9 3 £35,000 +62.79%
Kent - 3 £70,000 -
Crewe - 3 £34,000 - 1
Hampshire +14 2 £27,000 -40.23%
Watford +9 2 £43,947 -
Hertfordshire +9 2 £43,947 -12.10%
Bristol +2 2 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Devon - 2 £20,750 -
Bath - 2 £40,000 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Sophos 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 Sophos.

1 302 (59.92%) Windows
2 222 (44.05%) Microsoft
3 170 (33.73%) Active Directory
4 135 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
5 131 (25.99%) Firewall
6 123 (24.40%) Cisco
7 121 (24.01%) VMware
8 120 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 111 (22.02%) Linux
9 111 (22.02%) C++
10 100 (19.84%) MS Exchange
11 98 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
12 97 (19.25%) Python
13 93 (18.45%) Software Engineering
14 89 (17.66%) MS Office
15 88 (17.46%) SQL Server
15 88 (17.46%) Coaching
16 87 (17.26%) Java
17 84 (16.67%) SQL
18 82 (16.27%) Pair Programming
18 82 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 78 (15.48%) MS Excel
19 78 (15.48%) DNS
20 77 (15.28%) Mentoring
21 76 (15.08%) ITIL
22 72 (14.29%) C
23 68 (13.49%) Data Protection
23 68 (13.49%) Continuous Improvement
24 66 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
24 66 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification

Sophos
Top Related 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
1 100 (19.84%) MS Exchange
2 43 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 26 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.98%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.99%) IIS
10 5 (0.99%) WordPress
11 3 (0.60%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.40%) CMS
12 2 (0.40%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 89 (17.66%) MS Office
2 78 (15.48%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.60%) MS Project
5 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.40%) Bankmaster
2 2 (0.40%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.40%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (8.73%) Office 365
3 24 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (4.17%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.18%) IaaS
6 6 (1.19%) GitHub
6 6 (1.19%) Google Apps
6 6 (1.19%) SaaS
7 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.99%) PaaS
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.40%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 131 (25.99%) Firewall
2 78 (15.48%) DNS
3 57 (11.31%) SAN
4 52 (10.32%) DHCP
5 44 (8.73%) TCP/IP
6 41 (8.13%) VoIP
7 40 (7.94%) Internet
8 33 (6.55%) VPN
9 29 (5.75%) LAN
9 29 (5.75%) WAN
10 25 (4.96%) SMTP
11 22 (4.37%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (3.77%) Network Security
13 18 (3.57%) VLAN
14 16 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (2.78%) Unified Communications
16 12 (2.38%) HTTPS
16 12 (2.38%) IP Telephony
16 12 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (2.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.37%) Big Data
4 15 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (2.78%) MySQL
6 10 (1.98%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.98%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.79%) Data Mining
7 9 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (0.99%) OLAP
9 5 (0.99%) OLTP
9 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.99%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (3.37%) WinDbg
2 6 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (1.19%) Bitbucket
2 6 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.19%) Maven
2 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.99%) JIRA
4 3 (0.60%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.60%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
General
1 65 (12.90%) Finance
2 31 (6.15%) Marketing
3 20 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.38%) Banking
4 12 (2.38%) Legal
5 8 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.59%) Publishing
6 7 (1.39%) Games
7 6 (1.19%) Retail
8 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.60%) Front Office
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) German Language
10 2 (0.40%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 85 (16.87%) Software Engineer
2 79 (15.67%) Analyst
3 46 (9.13%) Senior Software Engineer
3 46 (9.13%) Support Engineer
4 45 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 38 (7.54%) IT Support
7 35 (6.94%) Support Analyst
8 31 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
9 29 (5.75%) IT Analyst
9 29 (5.75%) Windows Engineer
10 28 (5.56%) Java Engineer
10 28 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
11 26 (5.16%) Security Engineer
12 25 (4.96%) C++ Software Engineer
12 25 (4.96%) Java Software Engineer
13 24 (4.76%) Administrator
14 23 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (4.56%) C# Software Engineer
14 23 (4.56%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.34%) Web Services
2 28 (5.56%) HTML
3 18 (3.57%) Regular Expression
3 18 (3.57%) XML
4 17 (3.37%) .NET
4 17 (3.37%) Flash
5 13 (2.58%) Middleware
6 12 (2.38%) SOAP
7 10 (1.98%) RESTful
8 6 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (1.19%) CSS
8 6 (1.19%) JDBC
8 6 (1.19%) JNDI
8 6 (1.19%) JSON
9 4 (0.79%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.79%) STL
10 3 (0.60%) COM
10 3 (0.60%) HTML5
10 3 (0.60%) J2EE
10 3 (0.60%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 98 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.76%) Blog
4 21 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.57%) Replication
6 15 (2.98%) Clustering
6 15 (2.98%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.98%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (2.38%) User Experience
8 11 (2.18%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.98%) iPhone
10 9 (1.79%) iPad
10 9 (1.79%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.59%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.39%) Social Media
13 6 (1.19%) IVR
14 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Licensing
15 4 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 302 (59.92%) Windows
2 120 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 111 (22.02%) Linux
4 66 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (12.70%) Windows 7
6 60 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (10.91%) Mac OS X
8 36 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 31 (6.15%) Windows 10
10 29 (5.75%) Unix
11 21 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (2.38%) Windows XP
13 11 (2.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.59%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.19%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.79%) AIX
16 4 (0.79%) HPUX
16 4 (0.79%) Solaris
17 2 (0.40%) NetWare
17 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (18.45%) Software Engineering
3 88 (17.46%) Coaching
4 82 (16.27%) Pair Programming
5 77 (15.28%) Mentoring
6 76 (15.08%) ITIL
7 68 (13.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 68 (13.49%) Data Protection
8 60 (11.90%) Test Automation
9 59 (11.71%) Cybersecurity
10 58 (11.51%) Information Security
11 57 (11.31%) Project Management
12 56 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 44 (8.73%) Disaster Recovery
14 37 (7.34%) Change Control
15 36 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
16 35 (6.94%) Cross-Platform Development
16 35 (6.94%) Secure Coding
17 31 (6.15%) Service Delivery
18 25 (4.96%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 111 (22.02%) C++
2 97 (19.25%) Python
3 87 (17.26%) Java
4 84 (16.67%) SQL
5 72 (14.29%) C
6 60 (11.90%) C#
7 36 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 35 (6.94%) Perl
9 30 (5.95%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.18%) Apex Code
11 9 (1.79%) VBScript
12 8 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.59%) VB
13 6 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.79%) VC++
16 3 (0.60%) PHP
16 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.40%) Tcl
17 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (10.32%) MCSE
3 46 (9.13%) Degree
4 45 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (8.33%) CCNA
6 25 (4.96%) MCSA
7 19 (3.77%) CISSP
7 19 (3.77%) MCP
8 15 (2.98%) Network+ Certification
9 11 (2.18%) MCITP
10 10 (1.98%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.59%) CEH
11 8 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (1.59%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.59%) ISTQB
11 8 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (1.59%) Security+ Certification
12 6 (1.19%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.99%) CCENT
13 5 (0.99%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (12.50%) QA
2 42 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (5.75%) SLA
4 8 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.99%) ISO19770
6 4 (0.79%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) GPG13
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 170 (33.73%) Active Directory
2 82 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (10.52%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.56%) vSphere
4 28 (5.56%) XenApp
5 24 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (4.56%) VMware ESX
7 22 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (2.78%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.18%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.19%) Docker
12 6 (1.19%) Xen
13 5 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.60%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.40%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.40%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (8.73%) Norton AntiVirus
2 38 (7.54%) SCCM
3 33 (6.55%) Backup Exec
4 22 (4.37%) NetBackup
5 16 (3.17%) WSUS
6 12 (2.38%) SCOM
7 11 (2.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 8 (1.59%) Casper Suite
8 8 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (1.19%) Ansible
10 6 (1.19%) Nagios
10 6 (1.19%) Nessus
11 5 (0.99%) Nexpose
11 5 (0.99%) Nmap
12 4 (0.79%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.60%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.60%) Simpana
13 3 (0.60%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 222 (44.05%) Microsoft
2 123 (24.40%) Cisco
3 121 (24.01%) VMware
4 63 (12.50%) Citrix
5 61 (12.10%) Symantec
6 51 (10.12%) HP
7 34 (6.75%) Apple
8 29 (5.75%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (5.36%) Intel Security
10 26 (5.16%) CheckPoint
10 26 (5.16%) Veeam
11 24 (4.76%) Avaya
11 24 (4.76%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.37%) Dell
12 22 (4.37%) Palo Alto
13 21 (4.17%) NetApp
14 19 (3.77%) Oracle
14 19 (3.77%) Qualys
15 17 (3.37%) Forcepoint
16 15 (2.98%) arcserve
Bristol, Avon
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + career progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Levett Consultancy
Salary: £20,020 per annum inc private Healthcare & Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Somerbys IT
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum dependent upon experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £350 - £400 per annum + 5% pension, hol, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Tech
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competative + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Crewe
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago