Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 722 653 892
Rank change year-on-year -69 +239 -21
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 195 174 187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.58% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 145 117 138
10th Percentile £22,500 £28,500 £22,750
25th Percentile £29,500 £32,500 £28,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
75th Percentile £45,000 £60,000 £54,375
90th Percentile £59,800 £68,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% +2.74% +4.29%

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 36,253 29,782 55,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.67% 40.36% 41.80%
Number of salaries quoted 24,527 23,272 43,469
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in England

Sophos
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Sophos in England.

Salary trend for Sophos in England

Sophos
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sophos in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 2021. 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
South East -11 42 £40,000 -5.88% 8
East of England -22 38 £32,500 -7.14% 7
North of England -37 35 £36,500 -2.67% 12
London -75 34 £38,000 -30.91% 8
Midlands -53 22 £35,000 +2.94% 2
North West -25 21 £35,000 -6.67% 7
South West -44 21 £33,500 -7.59% 4
East Midlands -18 12 £36,250 -
Yorkshire -39 10 £40,000 +37.93% 4
West Midlands -70 10 £25,500 -25.00% 2
North East - 4 £27,500 - 1
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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.

1 166 (85.13%) Windows
2 147 (75.38%) Microsoft
3 142 (72.82%) Active Directory
4 127 (65.13%) Microsoft 365
5 125 (64.10%) Windows Server
6 120 (61.54%) Azure
6 120 (61.54%) VMware
7 101 (51.79%) Firewall
8 89 (45.64%) Hyper-V
9 83 (42.56%) Cisco
10 82 (42.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 79 (40.51%) MS Exchange
12 67 (34.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 66 (33.85%) SharePoint
14 64 (32.82%) Windows 10
14 64 (32.82%) Social Skills
15 59 (30.26%) PowerShell
16 55 (28.21%) Mimecast
17 51 (26.15%) VPN
18 49 (25.13%) Microsoft Office
19 48 (24.62%) DHCP
20 47 (24.10%) SAN
21 46 (23.59%) Windows Server 2016
21 46 (23.59%) Windows Server 2019
21 46 (23.59%) Veeam
22 42 (21.54%) DNS
23 39 (20.00%) Citrix
23 39 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
24 38 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
25 36 (18.46%) Problem-Solving

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 79 (40.51%) MS Exchange
2 66 (33.85%) SharePoint
3 30 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (4.62%) Skype for Business
8 6 (3.08%) Confluence
9 3 (1.54%) CMS
9 3 (1.54%) IIS
9 3 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.54%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.54%) WordPress
10 1 (0.51%) Apache
10 1 (0.51%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (25.13%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 127 (65.13%) Microsoft 365
2 120 (61.54%) Azure
3 55 (28.21%) Mimecast
4 20 (10.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (9.74%) IaaS
6 17 (8.72%) AWS
7 13 (6.67%) SaaS
8 12 (6.15%) OneDrive
9 6 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (3.08%) Google Workspace
10 4 (2.05%) PaaS
10 4 (2.05%) Slack
11 3 (1.54%) Dropbox
12 2 (1.03%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 1 (0.51%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 101 (51.79%) Firewall
2 51 (26.15%) VPN
3 48 (24.62%) DHCP
4 47 (24.10%) SAN
5 42 (21.54%) DNS
6 35 (17.95%) Remote Desktop
7 33 (16.92%) WAN
8 29 (14.87%) TCP/IP
9 28 (14.36%) LAN
10 26 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (11.28%) VLAN
12 21 (10.77%) VoIP
13 19 (9.74%) Wireless
14 17 (8.72%) Internet
15 16 (8.21%) Skype
16 14 (7.18%) iSCSI
17 13 (6.67%) MPLS
18 10 (5.13%) IPsec
18 10 (5.13%) SSL
19 8 (4.10%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.51%) GIS
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 6 (3.08%) JIRA
2 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.03%) Maven
3 2 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 64 (32.82%) Social Skills
2 13 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.13%) Organisational Skills
4 9 (4.62%) Digital Economy
4 9 (4.62%) Documentation Skills
5 8 (4.10%) Law
6 5 (2.56%) Finance
6 5 (2.56%) Games
7 4 (2.05%) Legal
7 4 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.05%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.54%) Billing
8 3 (1.54%) Electronics
8 3 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (23.08%) Analyst
2 27 (13.85%) 2nd Line Support
3 25 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 24 (12.31%) IT Support
5 23 (11.79%) IT Engineer
6 19 (9.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 18 (9.23%) Administrator
7 18 (9.23%) Support Analyst
8 16 (8.21%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (7.18%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (7.18%) Service Analyst
9 14 (7.18%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (6.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.64%) IT Manager
11 11 (5.64%) Network Engineer
12 10 (5.13%) Consultant
12 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support
12 10 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.05%) JSON
2 2 (1.03%) LDAP
2 2 (1.03%) YAML
3 1 (0.51%) Middleware
3 1 (0.51%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (8.21%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.18%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.59%) iPad
6 7 (3.59%) iPhone
6 7 (3.59%) Replication
7 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.56%) User Experience
7 5 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.05%) CESG
8 4 (2.05%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (2.05%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.54%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.03%) Clustering
10 2 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 166 (85.13%) Windows
2 125 (64.10%) Windows Server
3 67 (34.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (32.82%) Windows 10
5 46 (23.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 46 (23.59%) Windows Server 2019
6 39 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (11.28%) Linux
8 21 (10.77%) Windows 7
9 19 (9.74%) Windows 8
10 13 (6.67%) Android
11 9 (4.62%) Mac OS
12 6 (3.08%) Apple iOS
12 6 (3.08%) Debian
13 4 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.05%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.03%) CentOS
15 1 (0.51%) Unix
15 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
2 35 (17.95%) ITIL
3 27 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (11.28%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (10.77%) Line Management
7 20 (10.26%) Migration
8 19 (9.74%) Change Management
9 17 (8.72%) DevOps
10 16 (8.21%) Server Management
11 15 (7.69%) Project Management
12 12 (6.15%) Incident Management
13 11 (5.64%) Asset Management
13 11 (5.64%) Proactive Maintenance
14 10 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (5.13%) Process Improvement
14 10 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
15 9 (4.62%) Data Migration
15 9 (4.62%) Information Security
15 9 (4.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (30.26%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.28%) SQL
3 6 (3.08%) VB
4 5 (2.56%) VBScript
5 4 (2.05%) C
6 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (15.90%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (10.77%) CCNA
4 17 (8.72%) MCSE
5 16 (8.21%) MCSA
6 13 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (5.64%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (5.64%) MCP
8 9 (4.62%) CCNP
8 9 (4.62%) Security Cleared
9 8 (4.10%) JNCIA
9 8 (4.10%) JNCIS
9 8 (4.10%) VCP6
10 7 (3.59%) CISSP
11 6 (3.08%) CCIE
11 6 (3.08%) Degree
12 5 (2.56%) CCA
12 5 (2.56%) CEH
12 5 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.05%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.79%) GDPR
2 18 (9.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (8.72%) SLA
4 11 (5.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (2.05%) QA
7 2 (1.03%) NCSC
7 2 (1.03%) NIST
8 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 142 (72.82%) Active Directory
2 89 (45.64%) Hyper-V
3 82 (42.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (13.33%) XenApp
4 26 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 21 (10.77%) vSphere
6 11 (5.64%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (5.13%) NFS
8 9 (4.62%) BitLocker
8 9 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (2.05%) Shibboleth
10 3 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.03%) Docker
11 2 (1.03%) pfSense
12 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (14.36%) SCCM
2 27 (13.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 23 (11.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (6.15%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.62%) FortiGate
5 9 (4.62%) WSUS
6 7 (3.59%) Ansible
6 7 (3.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (3.59%) ServiceCenter
7 6 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (2.56%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.05%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (2.05%) Nessus
9 4 (2.05%) QRadar
9 4 (2.05%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.05%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.54%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 147 (75.38%) Microsoft
2 120 (61.54%) VMware
3 83 (42.56%) Cisco
4 46 (23.59%) Veeam
5 39 (20.00%) Citrix
6 28 (14.36%) HP
6 28 (14.36%) NetApp
7 27 (13.85%) Dell
8 14 (7.18%) Meraki
9 13 (6.67%) Google
9 13 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 13 (6.67%) SonicWALL
9 13 (6.67%) Symantec
9 13 (6.67%) WatchGuard
10 12 (6.15%) Aruba
11 11 (5.64%) Juniper
11 11 (5.64%) McAfee
12 9 (4.62%) Palo Alto
13 8 (4.10%) Nimble Storage
13 8 (4.10%) ServiceNow