Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 830 978 804
Rank change year-on-year +148 -174 +141
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 322 200 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.27% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 235 173 245
England median annual salary £36,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.31% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,200 £68,750 £53,250
UK median annual salary £36,500 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.31% -18.75% +14.29%

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 71,106 74,173 85,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.95% 44.39% 44.83%
Number of salaries quoted 55,825 58,717 70,501
England median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 23 July 2018.

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 23 July 2018. 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
East of England +107 106 £45,000 +20.81% 2
London +6 84 £47,500 +11.11% 21
South East 0 57 £35,000 +13.77% 13
Midlands +46 41 £32,000 -28.89% 7
North of England +10 30 £35,000 +16.67% 7
West Midlands +44 25 £30,000 -40.00% 1
South West -1 21 £32,500 +32.65% 3
East Midlands +17 16 £32,250 -28.33% 6
North West +9 16 £45,000 +45.16% 5
Yorkshire +29 11 £26,500 -29.33% 2
North East -26 3 £27,500 -8.33%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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.

1 244 (75.78%) Windows
2 178 (55.28%) Microsoft
3 145 (45.03%) Active Directory
4 141 (43.79%) Windows Server
5 139 (43.17%) VMware
6 107 (33.23%) Firewall
7 104 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 103 (31.99%) Symantec
9 101 (31.37%) Cisco
10 97 (30.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 95 (29.50%) DNS
12 90 (27.95%) Office 365
13 87 (27.02%) CISSP
14 74 (22.98%) SIEM
15 73 (22.67%) Linux
16 72 (22.36%) ITIL
17 71 (22.05%) CISM
18 69 (21.43%) MS Exchange
19 68 (21.12%) Cybersecurity
20 64 (19.88%) Windows Server 2008
21 61 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
22 59 (18.32%) Hyper-V
22 59 (18.32%) SCCM
23 56 (17.39%) McAfee
23 56 (17.39%) Unix
24 55 (17.08%) CISA
25 54 (16.77%) SolarWinds
26 53 (16.46%) Information Security
27 52 (16.15%) HP
28 50 (15.53%) DHCP

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 69 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 32 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (8.39%) SharePoint
4 21 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (6.52%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.42%) Apache
6 9 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.48%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.55%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.55%) Site Server
10 4 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.24%) IIS
11 3 (0.93%) Confluence
12 2 (0.62%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.31%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.31%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 90 (27.95%) Office 365
2 61 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (6.52%) Mimecast
5 8 (2.48%) G Suite
6 7 (2.17%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.86%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.24%) IaaS
9 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 107 (33.23%) Firewall
2 95 (29.50%) DNS
3 50 (15.53%) DHCP
4 49 (15.22%) VPN
5 43 (13.35%) WAN
6 41 (12.73%) Network Security
7 33 (10.25%) VLAN
8 31 (9.63%) Wireless
9 28 (8.70%) TCP/IP
10 27 (8.39%) LAN
11 25 (7.76%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (5.90%) Skype
14 16 (4.97%) Cisco ISE
14 16 (4.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (4.97%) SAN
15 15 (4.66%) Internet
15 15 (4.66%) VoIP
16 14 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
17 12 (3.73%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.48%) Big Data
3 8 (2.48%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.48%) MySQL
4 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.31%) DTS
9 1 (0.31%) MS Access
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.55%) JIRA
2 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 36 (11.18%) Retail
2 16 (4.97%) Finance
3 9 (2.80%) Legal
4 8 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.17%) Marketing
6 4 (1.24%) Law
7 2 (0.62%) Back Office
7 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (18.94%) Analyst
2 59 (18.32%) Security Engineer
3 57 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (10.87%) Support Engineer
5 31 (9.63%) Security Manager
6 25 (7.76%) Engineering Manager
6 25 (7.76%) IT Engineer
7 24 (7.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 24 (7.45%) IT Support
8 20 (6.21%) Security Analyst
9 18 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (5.59%) Architect
10 17 (5.28%) Administrator
10 17 (5.28%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.97%) Network Architect
11 16 (4.97%) Network Security Architect
11 16 (4.97%) Security Architect
11 16 (4.97%) Security Solutions Architect
11 16 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (2.48%) Web Services
2 4 (1.24%) LDAP
3 3 (0.93%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.62%) MAPI
5 1 (0.31%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.42%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.83%) Security Operations Centre
3 19 (5.90%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.97%) FlexPod
5 9 (2.80%) NHS
5 9 (2.80%) PKI
6 8 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.55%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.55%) Replication
10 3 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.93%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.62%) Clustering
11 2 (0.62%) iPhone
11 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 244 (75.78%) Windows
2 141 (43.79%) Windows Server
3 97 (30.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 73 (22.67%) Linux
5 64 (19.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (17.39%) Unix
7 43 (13.35%) Windows 7
8 42 (13.04%) Windows 10
9 12 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.48%) Solaris
11 8 (2.48%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.17%) CentOS
12 7 (2.17%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (1.86%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.55%) Windows NT
15 4 (1.24%) Android
15 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.98%) SIEM
2 72 (22.36%) ITIL
3 68 (21.12%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (16.46%) Information Security
5 39 (12.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 30 (9.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (9.32%) Security Architecture
7 29 (9.01%) Security Operations
8 28 (8.70%) Migration
9 25 (7.76%) Load Balancing
10 24 (7.45%) Asset Management
10 24 (7.45%) Problem Management
10 24 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (7.14%) Security Management
12 22 (6.83%) Identity Access Management
13 21 (6.52%) Use Case
14 20 (6.21%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 20 (6.21%) Patch Management
14 20 (6.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 19 (5.90%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.25%) SQL
2 27 (8.39%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.24%) Python
3 4 (1.24%) VBScript
4 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.31%) Perl
5 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (27.02%) CISSP
2 71 (22.05%) CISM
3 55 (17.08%) CISA
4 49 (15.22%) GIAC
4 49 (15.22%) SANS
5 48 (14.91%) CompTIA Security+
6 46 (14.29%) CSSLP
6 46 (14.29%) SSCP
7 35 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (7.45%) CCNP
9 24 (7.45%) MCSE
10 18 (5.59%) CCIE
10 18 (5.59%) MCP
11 17 (5.28%) Degree
12 16 (4.97%) CCDP
12 16 (4.97%) CCNA
13 14 (4.35%) CEH
14 9 (2.80%) MCSA
15 8 (2.48%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (10.56%) SLA
3 28 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 20 (6.21%) GDPR
5 11 (3.42%) PCI DSS
6 8 (2.48%) FISMA
6 8 (2.48%) GPG13
7 5 (1.55%) PMO
8 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 145 (45.03%) Active Directory
2 104 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (18.32%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.07%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (5.90%) vSphere
6 16 (4.97%) VMware NSX
6 16 (4.97%) XenApp
7 12 (3.73%) Snort
7 12 (3.73%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.80%) BitLocker
8 9 (2.80%) XenServer
9 8 (2.48%) HDFS
9 8 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (2.17%) Shibboleth
11 6 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.55%) pfSense
12 5 (1.55%) VirtualBox
12 5 (1.55%) XenDesktop
13 4 (1.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 59 (18.32%) SCCM
2 34 (10.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 23 (7.14%) SCOM
4 21 (6.52%) Backup Exec
5 18 (5.59%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (5.28%) CASB
7 16 (4.97%) Cisco Prime
8 15 (4.66%) WSUS
9 12 (3.73%) vCenter Server
10 10 (3.11%) SCVMM
10 10 (3.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (2.80%) NetBackup
11 9 (2.80%) Suricata
12 8 (2.48%) QRadar
13 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (1.86%) FortiGate
14 6 (1.86%) Nagios
14 6 (1.86%) Nessus
15 5 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 178 (55.28%) Microsoft
2 139 (43.17%) VMware
3 103 (31.99%) Symantec
4 101 (31.37%) Cisco
5 56 (17.39%) McAfee
6 54 (16.77%) SolarWinds
7 52 (16.15%) HP
8 38 (11.80%) Citrix
9 35 (10.87%) Juniper
10 33 (10.25%) CheckPoint
11 31 (9.63%) Meraki
11 31 (9.63%) Palo Alto
11 31 (9.63%) Veeam
12 28 (8.70%) Fortinet
13 23 (7.14%) Dell
14 20 (6.21%) Aruba
15 19 (5.90%) Avaya
16 18 (5.59%) F5
16 18 (5.59%) Kaspersky
17 16 (4.97%) Riverbed