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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
UK
Rank 687 709 741
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +32
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 171 211 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 97 109 187
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £23,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%

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
36950 44610 49339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.95% 45.34% 47.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29806 36524 40456
Median salary £46,924 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +2 159 £35,000 - 21
South East +28 89 £30,000 -29.41% 11
Oxfordshire +17 85 £31,500 -25.88% 10
Abingdon +1 75 £31,500 -28.40% 9
London +78 35 £40,000 +3.17% 5
East of England +18 11 £57,500 +180.48% 1
West Midlands +9 8 £35,000 -12.50%
Manchester -19 7 £32,500 -
North West -23 7 £32,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 6 £57,500 -
South West +3 6 £29,000 -17.14%
Essex +20 5 £33,000 +50.00%
Staffordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 5 £35,000 -
Halstead - 5 £33,000 -
Altrincham - 3 £32,500 -
Hounslow - 3 £50,000 -
Thame - 3 £42,500 -
North East - 3 £34,000 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £34,000 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £34,000 - 2
Hampshire +10 2 £23,250 -45.55%
Southampton +3 2 £23,250 -43.97%
Devon -7 2 £20,750 -48.12%
Exeter -14 2 £20,750 -48.12%
Gloucestershire -27 2 £29,000 -17.14%
Bristol - 2 £35,000 -
Bury - 2 £30,000 -
Belfast - 2 £23,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £23,500 - 1

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 279 (61.05%) Windows
2 187 (40.92%) Microsoft
3 153 (33.48%) Active Directory
4 145 (31.73%) Firewall
5 126 (27.57%) Windows Server
6 123 (26.91%) VMware
7 113 (24.73%) Cisco
8 107 (23.41%) Linux
9 104 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 99 (21.66%) SQL Server
11 93 (20.35%) MS Exchange
11 93 (20.35%) Degree
12 84 (18.38%) Cybersecurity
13 75 (16.41%) MS Office
14 72 (15.75%) SQL
14 72 (15.75%) Python
14 72 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
15 70 (15.32%) DNS
16 69 (15.10%) Software Engineering
17 67 (14.66%) Hyper-V
18 65 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
18 65 (14.22%) Mentoring
19 61 (13.35%) Project Management
20 60 (13.13%) MS Excel
20 60 (13.13%) C++
20 60 (13.13%) Windows 7
21 59 (12.91%) Information Security
21 59 (12.91%) Coaching
22 57 (12.47%) Citrix
22 57 (12.47%) Office 365

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 93 (20.35%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 31 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (6.13%) Skype for Business
6 23 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.19%) ArcGIS
9 10 (2.19%) WebSphere
9 10 (2.19%) WebSphere Portal
10 9 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.53%) WordPress
12 6 (1.31%) IBM Notes
13 5 (1.09%) IIS
13 5 (1.09%) Site Server
14 4 (0.88%) Apache
14 4 (0.88%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.44%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 75 (16.41%) MS Office
2 60 (13.13%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.19%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.66%) Bankmaster
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.44%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.44%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.47%) Office 365
2 45 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (5.03%) Mimecast
5 10 (2.19%) SaaS
6 9 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.75%) Sumo Logic
8 4 (0.88%) AdWords
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.44%) IaaS
9 2 (0.44%) PaaS
9 2 (0.44%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 145 (31.73%) Firewall
2 70 (15.32%) DNS
3 53 (11.60%) VPN
4 45 (9.85%) TCP/IP
5 41 (8.97%) DHCP
6 36 (7.88%) SAN
7 30 (6.56%) VoIP
8 28 (6.13%) Remote Desktop
8 28 (6.13%) WAN
9 27 (5.91%) LAN
10 25 (5.47%) VLAN
11 19 (4.16%) Network Security
12 18 (3.94%) Internet
12 18 (3.94%) SMTP
13 15 (3.28%) MPLS
14 14 (3.06%) Wireless
15 13 (2.84%) FTP
15 13 (2.84%) Skype
16 12 (2.63%) HTTP
16 12 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (21.66%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.41%) MySQL
5 10 (2.19%) Big Data
5 10 (2.19%) GIS
5 10 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.66%) OLAP
8 3 (0.66%) OLTP
8 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.19%) ClearCase
1 10 (2.19%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.31%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.44%) JIRA
4 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (10.94%) Marketing
2 49 (10.72%) Finance
3 22 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.41%) Publishing
5 8 (1.75%) Back Office
6 7 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.31%) Advertising
7 6 (1.31%) Banking
7 6 (1.31%) Retail
8 4 (0.88%) Front Office
9 2 (0.44%) French Language
9 2 (0.44%) Games
9 2 (0.44%) Law
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (15.10%) Analyst
2 58 (12.69%) Software Engineer
3 46 (10.07%) Support Engineer
4 39 (8.53%) IT Support
5 37 (8.10%) Technical Support
6 33 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (6.35%) Senior Software Engineer
8 25 (5.47%) IT Engineer
8 25 (5.47%) Security Analyst
9 22 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (4.81%) IT Analyst
9 22 (4.81%) Technical Engineer
9 22 (4.81%) Technical Support Engineer
9 22 (4.81%) Windows Engineer
10 20 (4.38%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 19 (4.16%) Security Engineer
12 17 (3.72%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 16 (3.50%) Administrator
13 16 (3.50%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.13%) Web Services
2 17 (3.72%) Regular Expression
3 16 (3.50%) HTML
3 16 (3.50%) XML
4 11 (2.41%) ELK Stack
5 10 (2.19%) Dojo
5 10 (2.19%) GWT
5 10 (2.19%) J2EE
5 10 (2.19%) JSF
6 6 (1.31%) .NET
6 6 (1.31%) Flash
6 6 (1.31%) Middleware
7 5 (1.09%) EDI
7 5 (1.09%) SOAP
8 4 (0.88%) CSS
8 4 (0.88%) PCRE
9 3 (0.66%) RESTful
10 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.44%) jQuery
10 2 (0.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.97%) Management Information System
2 39 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 17 (3.72%) Blog
4 17 (3.72%) Social Media
5 16 (3.50%) Replication
6 13 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 11 (2.41%) Clustering
7 11 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (1.97%) Biotechnology
8 9 (1.97%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.75%) IVR
10 7 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.53%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.31%) Copywriting
12 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.88%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 279 (61.05%) Windows
2 126 (27.57%) Windows Server
3 107 (23.41%) Linux
4 60 (13.13%) Windows 7
5 56 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (8.53%) Unix
8 34 (7.44%) Mac OS X
9 30 (6.56%) Windows 10
10 27 (5.91%) Windows 8
11 22 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.53%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.53%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.88%) Android
16 4 (0.88%) NetWare
17 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (18.38%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (15.10%) Software Engineering
4 65 (14.22%) Mentoring
5 61 (13.35%) Project Management
6 59 (12.91%) Coaching
6 59 (12.91%) Information Security
7 52 (11.38%) ITIL
8 47 (10.28%) Data Protection
9 43 (9.41%) Pair Programming
10 41 (8.97%) CRM
11 39 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 38 (8.32%) Root Cause Analysis
13 37 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
13 37 (8.10%) Penetration Testing
14 33 (7.22%) Test Automation
15 28 (6.13%) Kalman Filter
15 28 (6.13%) Regression Testing
16 26 (5.69%) Security Operations
17 25 (5.47%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.75%) Python
1 72 (15.75%) SQL
2 60 (13.13%) C++
3 54 (11.82%) Java
4 38 (8.32%) PowerShell
5 33 (7.22%) C
6 21 (4.60%) C#
7 20 (4.38%) Bash Shell
7 20 (4.38%) JavaScript
8 14 (3.06%) Perl
9 11 (2.41%) Ruby
10 10 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.53%) VBScript
12 6 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.88%) VB
14 3 (0.66%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.66%) VBA
15 1 (0.22%) PHP
15 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (20.35%) Degree
2 65 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (7.44%) CCNA
4 34 (7.44%) CEH
5 27 (5.91%) MCSA
6 26 (5.69%) MCSE
7 24 (5.25%) CompTIA Security+
7 24 (5.25%) Security+ Certification
8 20 (4.38%) CISSP
9 18 (3.94%) Security Cleared
10 17 (3.72%) DV Cleared
10 17 (3.72%) MCP
11 15 (3.28%) CREST Certified
12 13 (2.84%) ISTQB
12 13 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (2.63%) OSCP
14 8 (1.75%) GCFA
14 8 (1.75%) GPEN
14 8 (1.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (10.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (7.88%) QA
3 22 (4.81%) SLA
4 16 (3.50%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.75%) SSAE 16
6 6 (1.31%) GPG13
7 3 (0.66%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 153 (33.48%) Active Directory
2 104 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.25%) XenApp
5 21 (4.60%) VMware ESX
6 18 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (3.72%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (3.50%) Xen
9 14 (3.06%) Terminal Services
9 14 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (2.63%) vSphere
11 11 (2.41%) Snort
12 10 (2.19%) XenServer
13 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.09%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.88%) HDFS
15 4 (0.88%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.44%) KVM
16 2 (0.44%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 45 (9.85%) Backup Exec
2 36 (7.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 35 (7.66%) SCCM
4 18 (3.94%) logstash
5 14 (3.06%) SCOM
6 13 (2.84%) QRadar
7 12 (2.63%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.19%) Kibana
8 10 (2.19%) Nagios
8 10 (2.19%) WSUS
9 8 (1.75%) CSIRT
9 8 (1.75%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.75%) Nmap
9 8 (1.75%) WMI
10 7 (1.53%) Casper Suite
10 7 (1.53%) RSA enVision
11 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (1.09%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.88%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 187 (40.92%) Microsoft
2 123 (26.91%) VMware
3 113 (24.73%) Cisco
4 57 (12.47%) Citrix
5 49 (10.72%) Symantec
6 36 (7.88%) Forcepoint
6 36 (7.88%) HP
7 31 (6.78%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (6.56%) Palo Alto
9 28 (6.13%) Apple
9 28 (6.13%) CheckPoint
10 26 (5.69%) Avaya
10 26 (5.69%) Intel Security
11 21 (4.60%) Oracle
12 19 (4.16%) Splunk
13 18 (3.94%) arcserve
13 18 (3.94%) Google
13 18 (3.94%) Qualys
14 16 (3.50%) SolarWinds
14 16 (3.50%) WatchGuard
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Pension, Overtime, Vendor T
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Pension, Overtime, Vendor T
Posted: 22 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £17000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Salary & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon / Burlington
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Salary & Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago