Period
to 17 July 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Sophos over the 6 months to 17 July 2019 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.

Sophos
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 878 839 983
Rank change year-on-year -39 +144 -156
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 186 338 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.47% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 139 244 177
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% -13.75%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,030 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -18.75%

Sophos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 57,316 71,467 74,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.58% 43.51% 44.42%
Number of salaries quoted 44,401 55,929 59,078
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in England

Sophos
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Sophos in England

Sophos
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Sophos in England

Sophos
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the England region over the 6 months to 17 July 2019. 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
London +66 66 £43,000 -4.44% 13
East of England +19 36 £40,000 -11.11% 7
South East +10 36 £35,000 -6.67% 22
North of England +16 23 £35,000 - 11
Midlands -4 13 £26,000 -18.75% 7
North West +19 12 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +8 12 £26,000 -13.33% 7
Yorkshire +13 11 £23,500 -11.32% 6
South West -10 11 £46,250 +42.31% 3
East Midlands +17 1 £47,000 +45.74%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, IT jobs citing Sophos 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 across the England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 139 (74.73%) Microsoft
2 137 (73.66%) Windows
3 117 (62.90%) Office 365
4 113 (60.75%) VMware
5 112 (60.22%) Active Directory
6 79 (42.47%) Windows Server
7 71 (38.17%) Citrix
8 68 (36.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 62 (33.33%) Firewall
9 62 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 60 (32.26%) Cisco
11 56 (30.11%) DNS
12 53 (28.49%) Hyper-V
13 49 (26.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 48 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
15 47 (25.27%) SCCM
16 46 (24.73%) Windows 10
17 45 (24.19%) DHCP
18 44 (23.66%) ITIL
19 42 (22.58%) MS Exchange
19 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
20 37 (19.89%) Windows 7
21 34 (18.28%) Mimecast
22 33 (17.74%) WAN
23 32 (17.20%) HP
24 31 (16.67%) LAN
25 30 (16.13%) PowerShell
25 30 (16.13%) XenApp
26 29 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
27 28 (15.05%) Meraki

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 42 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.37%) SharePoint
3 17 (9.14%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.76%) IIS
6 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.08%) Confluence
7 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 117 (62.90%) Office 365
2 62 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (18.28%) Mimecast
4 19 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (6.99%) OneDrive
6 11 (5.91%) OpenDNS
7 9 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (3.23%) IaaS
9 2 (1.08%) PaaS
10 1 (0.54%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.54%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (33.33%) Firewall
2 56 (30.11%) DNS
3 45 (24.19%) DHCP
4 33 (17.74%) WAN
5 31 (16.67%) LAN
6 26 (13.98%) TCP/IP
7 23 (12.37%) VPN
8 20 (10.75%) Wireless
9 18 (9.68%) VoIP
10 16 (8.60%) Skype
11 13 (6.99%) SAN
12 12 (6.45%) DSL
12 12 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (5.91%) ADSL
13 11 (5.91%) Internet
13 11 (5.91%) MPLS
13 11 (5.91%) NetScaler
13 11 (5.91%) VLAN
14 10 (5.38%) Wireshark
15 9 (4.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.54%) Big Data
4 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.84%) JIRA
2 3 (1.61%) Hudson
3 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (12.90%) Finance
2 17 (9.14%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.91%) Retail
4 9 (4.84%) Law
4 9 (4.84%) Legal
5 7 (3.76%) Marketing
6 3 (1.61%) Billing
7 2 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.08%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.54%) Automotive
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (26.88%) Analyst
2 26 (13.98%) IT Engineer
3 21 (11.29%) Support Engineer
4 20 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (9.14%) IT Support
6 16 (8.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (6.99%) Project Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (6.45%) Administrator
8 12 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.45%) Team Leader
9 10 (5.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (4.30%) 1st Line Engineer
10 8 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.30%) Consultant
10 8 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) Web Services
2 2 (1.08%) .NET
2 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.08%) XMPP
3 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.99%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.30%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.30%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.69%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.61%) iPad
6 3 (1.61%) iPhone
6 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.61%) Replication
7 2 (1.08%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.54%) Blog
8 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 137 (73.66%) Windows
2 79 (42.47%) Windows Server
3 49 (26.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (24.73%) Windows 10
5 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (19.89%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.45%) Apple iOS
8 10 (5.38%) Linux
9 9 (4.84%) Mac OS
10 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.23%) Android
11 6 (3.23%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.69%) Windows Phone
13 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.15%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.61%) Unix
15 1 (0.54%) CentOS
15 1 (0.54%) Solaris
15 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.66%) ITIL
2 29 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (10.22%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (9.14%) Migration
6 15 (8.06%) Application Packaging
7 14 (7.53%) Patch Management
8 13 (6.99%) Asset Management
8 13 (6.99%) ITIL V3
9 12 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (5.91%) Server Management
10 11 (5.91%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.38%) Information Security
11 10 (5.38%) Line Management
11 10 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.30%) Change Management
12 8 (4.30%) Service Management
13 7 (3.76%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 25 (13.44%) SQL
3 9 (4.84%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.23%) VBScript
5 3 (1.61%) Bourne shell
5 3 (1.61%) Perl
5 3 (1.61%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.60%) CCNA
3 14 (7.53%) MCSE
4 13 (6.99%) CCNP
5 11 (5.91%) MCP
6 10 (5.38%) MCSA
7 9 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (4.30%) MCITP
9 7 (3.76%) A+ Certification
10 6 (3.23%) Degree
11 5 (2.69%) CISSP
11 5 (2.69%) SSCP
12 4 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (1.61%) CEH
13 3 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
13 3 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.08%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (1.08%) CCDP
14 2 (1.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.75%) SLA
2 17 (9.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.30%) GDPR
3 8 (4.30%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (3.23%) COBIT
5 6 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 112 (60.22%) Active Directory
2 68 (36.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (28.49%) Hyper-V
4 30 (16.13%) XenApp
5 14 (7.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (6.45%) vSphere
7 11 (5.91%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (4.30%) Terminal Server
9 7 (3.76%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.76%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.15%) KVM
11 2 (1.08%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.54%) Firmware
12 1 (0.54%) Snort
12 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (25.27%) SCCM
2 10 (5.38%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (3.76%) WSUS
4 6 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (2.69%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.69%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.69%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (2.69%) MaaS360
5 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.15%) Nagios
6 4 (2.15%) SCOM
6 4 (2.15%) SCSM
6 4 (2.15%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.61%) Nessus
7 3 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 139 (74.73%) Microsoft
2 113 (60.75%) VMware
3 71 (38.17%) Citrix
4 60 (32.26%) Cisco
5 32 (17.20%) HP
6 28 (15.05%) Meraki
7 25 (13.44%) SolarWinds
8 23 (12.37%) Veeam
9 22 (11.83%) Dell
10 16 (8.60%) NetApp
10 16 (8.60%) Symantec
11 15 (8.06%) McAfee
12 13 (6.99%) CheckPoint
13 12 (6.45%) Kaspersky
14 10 (5.38%) Forcepoint
15 9 (4.84%) F5
15 9 (4.84%) Fortinet
15 9 (4.84%) ZyXEL
16 8 (4.30%) Apple
17 7 (3.76%) Mitel