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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
UK
Rank 693 742 768
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +26
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 150 203 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 95 129 172
Median salary £31,500 £40,000 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% +16.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £26,200 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £51,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £28,500 £37,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +19.04%

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
36252 46942 50708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 45.93% 47.36%
Number of salaries quoted 29195 38353 41332
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 +55 141 £31,500 -21.25% 18
South East +31 67 £27,500 -33.73% 9
Oxfordshire -2 58 £27,500 -35.29% 8
Abingdon 0 46 £31,500 -28.40% 8
London +55 31 £43,000 +6.17% 5
South West +5 11 £24,500 -30.00% 2
East of England +32 10 £37,250 +60.21% 1
North East +20 10 £28,500 -28.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 10 £28,500 -28.75%
Tyne and Wear +18 10 £28,500 -28.75%
West Midlands +42 7 £35,000 -12.50%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £38,000 -
Cambridge - 7 £38,000 -
City of London +42 6 £43,000 -3.37%
Oxford +12 6 £28,007 -34.10%
Hampshire +14 5 £22,500 -45.78%
North West -19 5 £28,500 -12.30%
Staffordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Cornwall - 5 £24,500 -
Bodmin - 5 £24,500 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 5 £35,000 -
Cheshire +18 4 £28,500 +18.75%
Devon +10 4 £22,625 -43.43% 1
Exeter -6 3 £20,750 -48.12% 1
Chester - 3 £28,500 -
Basingstoke - 3 £22,500 -
Scotland - 3 £32,500 -
Berkshire +35 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Hertfordshire +14 2 £36,500 - 1
Southampton +9 2 £23,250 -43.97%

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 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.

1 262 (64.37%) Windows
2 173 (42.51%) Microsoft
3 155 (38.08%) Firewall
4 150 (36.86%) Active Directory
5 127 (31.20%) VMware
6 115 (28.26%) Cisco
7 114 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
8 110 (27.03%) Windows Server
9 100 (24.57%) Linux
10 95 (23.34%) MS Exchange
11 94 (23.10%) Degree
12 86 (21.13%) Hyper-V
13 84 (20.64%) SQL Server
14 81 (19.90%) MS Office
15 75 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 73 (17.94%) Cybersecurity
17 70 (17.20%) Office 365
18 68 (16.71%) Windows Server 2012
19 66 (16.22%) DNS
20 64 (15.72%) Python
21 58 (14.25%) MS Excel
22 57 (14.00%) SQL
23 55 (13.51%) Citrix
23 55 (13.51%) Backup Exec
24 54 (13.27%) Windows 7
24 54 (13.27%) Software Engineering
25 52 (12.78%) Symantec
26 51 (12.53%) TCP/IP
26 51 (12.53%) Information Security
27 49 (12.04%) Agile Software Development

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 95 (23.34%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.13%) SharePoint
3 27 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (5.41%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.97%) Apache
9 8 (1.97%) ArcGIS
9 8 (1.97%) IIS
9 8 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.97%) WebSphere Portal
10 7 (1.72%) WordPress
11 6 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.47%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.23%) Site Server
13 4 (0.98%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 81 (19.90%) MS Office
2 58 (14.25%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.97%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.25%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 70 (17.20%) Office 365
2 48 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (4.42%) Mimecast
5 13 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.46%) SaaS
7 8 (1.97%) Sumo Logic
8 4 (0.98%) AdWords
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 155 (38.08%) Firewall
2 66 (16.22%) DNS
3 51 (12.53%) TCP/IP
4 44 (10.81%) VPN
5 40 (9.83%) DHCP
6 34 (8.35%) SAN
7 29 (7.13%) WAN
8 27 (6.63%) LAN
8 27 (6.63%) VLAN
8 27 (6.63%) VoIP
9 26 (6.39%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (5.65%) Network Security
10 23 (5.65%) SMTP
11 15 (3.69%) Wireless
12 13 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (3.19%) MPLS
12 13 (3.19%) Skype
12 13 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (2.95%) Internet
14 11 (2.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.46%) MySQL
6 8 (1.97%) Big Data
6 8 (1.97%) GIS
6 8 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.97%) ClearCase
1 8 (1.97%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.74%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 45 (11.06%) Marketing
2 39 (9.58%) Finance
3 22 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.97%) Back Office
6 7 (1.72%) Publishing
6 7 (1.72%) Retail
7 6 (1.47%) Advertising
8 4 (0.98%) Banking
8 4 (0.98%) Front Office
9 2 (0.49%) French Language
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 60 (14.74%) Analyst
2 52 (12.78%) Support Engineer
3 46 (11.30%) Software Engineer
4 37 (9.09%) IT Support
5 29 (7.13%) Technical Support
6 27 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 27 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (6.39%) IT Engineer
7 26 (6.39%) Security Analyst
8 25 (6.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 23 (5.65%) IT Analyst
9 23 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
10 21 (5.16%) Support Analyst
11 20 (4.91%) Senior Software Engineer
12 19 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (3.93%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
14 15 (3.69%) Desktop Support
14 15 (3.69%) Marketing Manager
14 15 (3.69%) Security Engineer
15 14 (3.44%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.39%) Web Services
2 18 (4.42%) Regular Expression
3 15 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (3.19%) XML
5 10 (2.46%) HTML
6 8 (1.97%) Dojo
6 8 (1.97%) GWT
6 8 (1.97%) J2EE
6 8 (1.97%) JSF
7 5 (1.23%) EDI
7 5 (1.23%) PCRE
8 3 (0.74%) CGI
8 3 (0.74%) Flash
8 3 (0.74%) Middleware
9 2 (0.49%) Velocity
10 1 (0.25%) .NET
10 1 (0.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.62%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.90%) Security Operations Centre
4 17 (4.18%) Clustering
4 17 (4.18%) Social Media
5 15 (3.69%) Replication
6 14 (3.44%) Blog
6 14 (3.44%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.95%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (2.21%) Biotechnology
10 6 (1.47%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.47%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.23%) IVR
12 4 (0.98%) EPoS
13 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.74%) NHS
13 3 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 262 (64.37%) Windows
2 110 (27.03%) Windows Server
3 100 (24.57%) Linux
4 75 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (16.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (13.27%) Windows 7
7 33 (8.11%) Unix
8 30 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (7.13%) Mac OS X
10 28 (6.88%) Windows 10
11 21 (5.16%) Windows 8
12 16 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.97%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (1.97%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.72%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.47%) Windows Vista
16 5 (1.23%) Android
17 4 (0.98%) NetWare
18 3 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (17.94%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (13.27%) Software Engineering
3 51 (12.53%) Information Security
4 49 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (11.55%) Mentoring
6 45 (11.06%) ITIL
7 43 (10.57%) Project Management
8 41 (10.07%) Coaching
8 41 (10.07%) Data Protection
9 39 (9.58%) CRM
10 36 (8.85%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (8.35%) Root Cause Analysis
12 33 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 33 (8.11%) Pair Programming
13 30 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (6.88%) Presales
15 24 (5.90%) Kalman Filter
15 24 (5.90%) Security Operations
15 24 (5.90%) Test Automation
16 23 (5.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (15.72%) Python
2 57 (14.00%) SQL
3 44 (10.81%) C++
4 42 (10.32%) Java
5 27 (6.63%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.90%) Bash Shell
6 24 (5.90%) C
7 15 (3.69%) Ruby
8 12 (2.95%) C#
9 11 (2.70%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.97%) Perl
10 8 (1.97%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.74%) VBA
12 2 (0.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.25%) VB
13 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (23.10%) Degree
2 46 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (9.58%) CEH
4 34 (8.35%) CCNA
5 29 (7.13%) CompTIA Security+
5 29 (7.13%) Security+ Certification
6 18 (4.42%) CREST Certified
7 17 (4.18%) CISSP
8 16 (3.93%) MCSE
8 16 (3.93%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.44%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.44%) MCSA
10 13 (3.19%) OSCP
11 12 (2.95%) CISM
12 9 (2.21%) MCP
13 8 (1.97%) GCFA
13 8 (1.97%) GIAC
13 8 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (6.88%) QA
3 21 (5.16%) SLA
4 17 (4.18%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.97%) SSAE 16
6 7 (1.72%) GPG13
7 3 (0.74%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 150 (36.86%) Active Directory
2 114 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (21.13%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.91%) VMware ESX
5 18 (4.42%) XenApp
6 16 (3.93%) Xen
7 15 (3.69%) Snort
8 14 (3.44%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.70%) XenServer
11 10 (2.46%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.72%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.23%) HDFS
14 5 (1.23%) KVM
14 5 (1.23%) vSphere
15 4 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.98%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (13.51%) Backup Exec
2 30 (7.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 22 (5.41%) logstash
4 18 (4.42%) SCCM
5 15 (3.69%) QRadar
6 14 (3.44%) Kibana
7 13 (3.19%) WSUS
8 12 (2.95%) CSIRT
9 10 (2.46%) RSA enVision
10 9 (2.21%) SCOM
11 8 (1.97%) AirWatch
11 8 (1.97%) WMI
12 7 (1.72%) Nagios
12 7 (1.72%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.72%) Nmap
13 6 (1.47%) HP SIM
14 5 (1.23%) Fluentd
14 5 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 173 (42.51%) Microsoft
2 127 (31.20%) VMware
3 115 (28.26%) Cisco
4 55 (13.51%) Citrix
5 52 (12.78%) Symantec
6 37 (9.09%) HP
7 35 (8.60%) CheckPoint
8 31 (7.62%) Forcepoint
9 27 (6.63%) Palo Alto
10 26 (6.39%) Avaya
11 24 (5.90%) Intel Security
12 23 (5.65%) Apple
12 23 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (5.65%) Splunk
13 21 (5.16%) Dell
14 19 (4.67%) Oracle
15 18 (4.42%) Veeam
16 17 (4.18%) arcserve
16 17 (4.18%) Juniper
17 16 (3.93%) Red Hat
Orpington, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £17000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Clancy Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheltenham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 days ago