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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 688 768 802
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +34
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 250 207 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.40% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 119 167 147
Median salary £39,750 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,850 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £33,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +15.78%

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
46584 51823 55661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 45.43% 46.94% 46.58%
Number of salaries quoted 38078 41458 44670
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +66 239 £40,000 +14.28% 18
South East +125 138 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Oxfordshire +81 122 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Abingdon +25 109 £38,750 -3.12% 5
London -6 46 £38,500 -3.75% 3
North West +23 17 £33,750 +12.50% 5
West Midlands -13 15 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South West -12 10 £40,000 +21.21% 1
City of London +42 8 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Manchester +8 8 £33,750 +50.00% 4
Oxford +13 6 £42,500 +34.92%
Berkshire +4 6 £41,250 -1.78% 1
Witney - 6 £27,000 -
Hampshire - 6 £41,500 - 1
Walsall - 6 £45,000 -
Birmingham -16 5 £30,000 -7.69%
North East - 5 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £40,000 -
Reading +18 4 £42,500 -5.55%
Yorkshire -9 4 £31,000 +3.33% 1
East of England -27 4 £35,000 +16.66%
Bury - 4 £33,750 -
Southampton - 4 £41,500 -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Bristol - 4 £65,000 - 1
Surrey +5 3 £27,500 -36.04%
Gloucestershire -15 3 £42,500 +28.78%
Cheltenham -17 3 £42,500 +28.78%
Warrington - 3 - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 334 (74.72%) Windows
2 261 (58.39%) Microsoft
3 171 (38.26%) Active Directory
4 144 (32.21%) Windows Server
5 132 (29.53%) MS Exchange
6 130 (29.08%) VMware
7 125 (27.96%) Firewall
8 115 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
9 111 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 107 (23.94%) Python
11 105 (23.49%) MS Office
12 102 (22.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 99 (22.15%) ITIL
14 98 (21.92%) DNS
15 95 (21.25%) Cisco
15 95 (21.25%) HP
16 94 (21.03%) Microsoft Certification
16 94 (21.03%) Analytical Skills
17 93 (20.81%) Linux
17 93 (20.81%) MS Excel
18 91 (20.36%) Citrix
19 89 (19.91%) SQL Server
20 84 (18.79%) C++
20 84 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
21 82 (18.34%) QA
22 81 (18.12%) C#
22 81 (18.12%) Exchange Server 2010
23 80 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2013
24 77 (17.23%) Windows 7
25 75 (16.78%) DHCP

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
1 132 (29.53%) MS Exchange
2 81 (18.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (10.29%) SharePoint
5 33 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 29 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (5.15%) Skype for Business
8 19 (4.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (2.68%) Tomcat
10 11 (2.46%) IIS
11 8 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (1.12%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.89%) Apache
14 4 (0.89%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.45%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Portal
16 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 105 (23.49%) MS Office
2 93 (20.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Bankmaster
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) FastStats
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (11.19%) Office 365
2 26 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (3.13%) SaaS
5 12 (2.68%) Mimecast
6 11 (2.46%) GitHub
7 8 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.67%) IaaS
9 2 (0.45%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (27.96%) Firewall
2 98 (21.92%) DNS
3 75 (16.78%) DHCP
4 71 (15.88%) SAN
5 55 (12.30%) TCP/IP
6 54 (12.08%) Internet
7 50 (11.19%) VPN
8 46 (10.29%) LAN
9 40 (8.95%) WAN
10 31 (6.94%) VoIP
11 28 (6.26%) Network Security
12 25 (5.59%) iSCSI
13 23 (5.15%) SMTP
13 23 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (5.15%) Wireless
14 20 (4.47%) VLAN
15 18 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
17 16 (3.58%) IPsec
18 14 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (19.91%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (4.25%) Data Mining
4 17 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.34%) Big Data
7 6 (1.34%) MySQL
8 2 (0.45%) GIS
8 2 (0.45%) Navicat
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 16 (3.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.68%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.46%) Bitbucket
3 11 (2.46%) Maven
3 11 (2.46%) WinDbg
4 5 (1.12%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.45%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.22%) JIRA
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 35 (7.83%) Finance
2 16 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.24%) Back Office
5 9 (2.01%) Marketing
6 8 (1.79%) Retail
7 7 (1.57%) Advertising
7 7 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.34%) Banking
8 6 (1.34%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Cantonese Language
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (12.75%) Analyst
2 55 (12.30%) Software Engineer
3 41 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (8.95%) Administrator
5 37 (8.28%) Support Engineer
6 36 (8.05%) IT Engineer
7 34 (7.61%) Support Analyst
8 32 (7.16%) C++ Software Engineer
9 31 (6.94%) C# Software Engineer
10 30 (6.71%) Systems Administrator
11 29 (6.49%) Java Engineer
11 29 (6.49%) Java Software Engineer
12 27 (6.04%) Windows Administrator
13 26 (5.82%) IT Support
14 25 (5.59%) Architect
15 24 (5.37%) QA Engineer
16 23 (5.15%) Network Engineer
17 22 (4.92%) Windows Systems Administrator
18 19 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 18 (4.03%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.94%) .NET
2 17 (3.80%) HTML
3 16 (3.58%) Web Services
4 12 (2.68%) STL
5 11 (2.46%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (2.46%) JDBC
5 11 (2.46%) JNDI
5 11 (2.46%) JSON
6 8 (1.79%) Flash
6 8 (1.79%) Middleware
7 6 (1.34%) Regular Expression
8 5 (1.12%) Velocity
9 4 (0.89%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.89%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.89%) XML
10 3 (0.67%) J2EE
11 2 (0.45%) COM
11 2 (0.45%) Dojo
11 2 (0.45%) JSF
11 2 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (21.03%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.04%) Clustering
3 25 (5.59%) Computer Science
4 24 (5.37%) EqualLogic
5 20 (4.47%) Data Centre
5 20 (4.47%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.25%) Blog
6 19 (4.25%) Replication
7 16 (3.58%) User Experience
8 15 (3.36%) Blackberry
9 12 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.79%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.79%) iPhone
11 7 (1.57%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.57%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.89%) PKI
12 4 (0.89%) SCADA
13 3 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 334 (74.72%) Windows
2 144 (32.21%) Windows Server
3 111 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (22.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (20.81%) Linux
6 77 (17.23%) Windows 7
7 45 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (9.17%) Unix
9 35 (7.83%) Windows 10
10 34 (7.61%) Windows 8
11 32 (7.16%) Mac OS X
11 32 (7.16%) Windows XP
12 19 (4.25%) AIX
13 16 (3.58%) Solaris
14 15 (3.36%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (2.91%) Windows 2000
16 12 (2.68%) HPUX
17 9 (2.01%) Mac OS
17 9 (2.01%) Ubuntu
18 8 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (22.15%) ITIL
3 62 (13.87%) Data Protection
4 61 (13.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 55 (12.30%) Regression Testing
5 55 (12.30%) Software Engineering
6 54 (12.08%) Pair Programming
7 45 (10.07%) Mentoring
7 45 (10.07%) Test Automation
8 39 (8.72%) Coaching
9 35 (7.83%) Computer Security
10 32 (7.16%) Incident Management
10 32 (7.16%) Information Security
11 31 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (6.04%) Service Delivery
13 21 (4.70%) Reverse Engineering
14 20 (4.47%) Product Management
14 20 (4.47%) Project Management
15 17 (3.80%) Automated Testing
15 17 (3.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 107 (23.94%) Python
2 84 (18.79%) C++
3 81 (18.12%) C#
4 74 (16.55%) Java
5 57 (12.75%) SQL
6 46 (10.29%) Perl
7 33 (7.38%) JavaScript
7 33 (7.38%) PowerShell
8 27 (6.04%) C
9 16 (3.58%) VB
10 15 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.68%) VC++
12 9 (2.01%) Tcl
13 8 (1.79%) Apex Code
13 8 (1.79%) VBScript
14 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (21.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (12.98%) MCSE
3 52 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (10.29%) CCNA
5 44 (9.84%) Degree
6 41 (9.17%) MCSA
7 29 (6.49%) MCITP
8 17 (3.80%) CISSP
8 17 (3.80%) MCP
9 15 (3.36%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (3.36%) Network+ Certification
9 15 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (3.13%) CCNP
11 11 (2.46%) MCDST
11 11 (2.46%) Security Cleared
12 10 (2.24%) A+ Certification
12 10 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.01%) SC Cleared
14 8 (1.79%) CISM
14 8 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (18.34%) QA
2 23 (5.15%) SLA
3 9 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.89%) FISMA
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.22%) ISO19770
System Software
1 171 (38.26%) Active Directory
2 84 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (15.66%) Hyper-V
4 38 (8.50%) vSphere
5 36 (8.05%) XenApp
6 23 (5.15%) Terminal Services
6 23 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (4.03%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.46%) Docker
9 10 (2.24%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.12%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.12%) UAG
11 4 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.89%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.89%) vCloud
12 2 (0.45%) NFS
12 2 (0.45%) pfSense
12 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.45%) XenServer
13 1 (0.22%) qmail
Systems Management
1 57 (12.75%) Backup Exec
2 48 (10.74%) WSUS
3 43 (9.62%) SCCM
4 41 (9.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (3.36%) HP SIM
5 15 (3.36%) NetBackup
5 15 (3.36%) SCOM
6 12 (2.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 12 (2.68%) Nagios
7 11 (2.46%) Ansible
7 11 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 8 (1.79%) Cacti
9 8 (1.79%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 6 (1.34%) Nessus
10 6 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (1.12%) EdgeSight
11 5 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 261 (58.39%) Microsoft
2 130 (29.08%) VMware
3 95 (21.25%) Cisco
3 95 (21.25%) HP
4 91 (20.36%) Citrix
5 75 (16.78%) Symantec
6 55 (12.30%) Dell
7 42 (9.40%) Intel Security
8 41 (9.17%) NetApp
9 37 (8.28%) Veeam
10 33 (7.38%) Avaya
11 31 (6.94%) Apple
12 27 (6.04%) Fortinet
13 26 (5.82%) SonicWALL
14 25 (5.59%) IBM
15 24 (5.37%) CheckPoint
16 20 (4.47%) SolarWinds
17 19 (4.25%) Salesforce.com
18 17 (3.80%) EMC
18 17 (3.80%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 13 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40000 per annum + (neg.)
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Sheffield
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago