Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Sophos
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 798 772 911
Rank change year-on-year -26 +139 +61
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 373 462 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.59% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 236 238 273
England median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £22,100
90th Percentile £65,625 £70,375 £52,900
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +15.38%

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 74885 78018 93937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.37% 43.69% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 58413 63548 77309
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -25 145 £32,500 +12.07% 16
London +5 121 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Midlands +48 39 £37,500 -18.48% 4
East of England +20 31 £35,000 -30.00% 4
North of England 0 27 £29,500 -21.33% 1
West Midlands +20 25 £37,500 -18.48% 2
East Midlands +43 14 £36,250 +31.82% 2
Yorkshire +20 14 £26,500 -35.76%
South West +12 12 £34,003 +4.62% 2
North East +8 7 £35,000 -1.41%
North West -33 6 £33,750 +1.50% 1
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 257 (68.90%) Windows
2 173 (46.38%) Microsoft
3 170 (45.58%) Active Directory
4 145 (38.87%) Windows Server
5 130 (34.85%) VMware
6 125 (33.51%) Cisco
7 115 (30.83%) Office 365
8 113 (30.29%) DNS
9 99 (26.54%) Firewall
10 98 (26.27%) Linux
10 98 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 90 (24.13%) DHCP
12 86 (23.06%) Python
13 84 (22.52%) MS Exchange
14 75 (20.11%) Microsoft Office
15 74 (19.84%) Windows 7
16 69 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
17 68 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
18 67 (17.96%) Windows Server 2008
18 67 (17.96%) TCP/IP
19 64 (17.16%) ITIL
19 64 (17.16%) Windows 10
20 60 (16.09%) Citrix
21 58 (15.55%) SQL Server
22 57 (15.28%) Test Automation
23 56 (15.01%) Cybersecurity
24 55 (14.75%) Hyper-V
24 55 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
24 55 (14.75%) WAN
24 55 (14.75%) LAN

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 84 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (5.90%) Skype for Business
4 21 (5.63%) Apache
4 21 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (4.83%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.49%) IIS
9 9 (2.41%) Apache Spark
10 8 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.61%) CMS
11 6 (1.61%) Confluence
12 5 (1.34%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.34%) nginx
12 5 (1.34%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.07%) SAS
14 3 (0.80%) WordPress
15 1 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
15 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 75 (20.11%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.54%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 115 (30.83%) Office 365
2 55 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (13.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (5.63%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.95%) G Suite
5 11 (2.95%) OneDrive
6 10 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.41%) SaaS
8 8 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.34%) Slack
9 5 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.54%) Asana
11 2 (0.54%) IaaS
11 2 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 113 (30.29%) DNS
2 99 (26.54%) Firewall
3 90 (24.13%) DHCP
4 67 (17.96%) TCP/IP
5 55 (14.75%) LAN
5 55 (14.75%) WAN
6 45 (12.06%) SAN
7 41 (10.99%) VPN
8 36 (9.65%) Internet
9 29 (7.77%) VoIP
10 26 (6.97%) Network Security
10 26 (6.97%) Remote Desktop
11 25 (6.70%) VLAN
11 25 (6.70%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (5.36%) NAS
14 18 (4.83%) Wireless
15 17 (4.56%) MPLS
15 17 (4.56%) Skype
16 13 (3.49%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.02%) Big Data
3 15 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.41%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.34%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.34%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.07%) MySQL
8 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (4.29%) JIRA
2 9 (2.41%) TestRail
2 9 (2.41%) WinDbg
3 7 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.61%) Metasploit
5 5 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.34%) TestLink
6 4 (1.07%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.07%) IDA Disassembler
6 4 (1.07%) OllyDbg
6 4 (1.07%) Subversion
7 3 (0.80%) Selenium
7 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (4.56%) Finance
2 10 (2.68%) Law
2 10 (2.68%) Retail
3 9 (2.41%) Publishing
4 8 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.61%) Advertising
6 5 (1.34%) Legal
7 3 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) French Language
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 72 (19.30%) Analyst
2 39 (10.46%) IT Support
3 38 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (9.92%) Security Engineer
5 36 (9.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 35 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 35 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 35 (9.38%) Support Engineer
7 28 (7.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
8 21 (5.63%) IT Analyst
9 19 (5.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 18 (4.83%) IT Support Analyst
11 17 (4.56%) IT Engineer
12 16 (4.29%) C++ Software Engineer
12 16 (4.29%) Desktop Support
12 16 (4.29%) Developer
12 16 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (4.02%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.02%) Web Services
2 14 (3.75%) Regular Expression
3 10 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (2.68%) HTML
3 10 (2.68%) PCRE
4 7 (1.88%) Django
4 7 (1.88%) WAP
5 6 (1.61%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.61%) CSS
5 6 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (1.07%) Spring
7 3 (0.80%) Middleware
8 2 (0.54%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.54%) JSON
8 2 (0.54%) RESTful
8 2 (0.54%) XML
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.43%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (5.90%) User Experience
4 19 (5.09%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.75%) Replication
6 12 (3.22%) Blog
6 12 (3.22%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.95%) iPhone
8 9 (2.41%) Cyber Attack
8 9 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (1.61%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.61%) PKI
10 6 (1.61%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.34%) CCTV
11 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.34%) RSA SecurID
11 5 (1.34%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 257 (68.90%) Windows
2 145 (38.87%) Windows Server
3 98 (26.27%) Linux
4 74 (19.84%) Windows 7
5 68 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (17.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (17.16%) Windows 10
8 28 (7.51%) Unix
9 24 (6.43%) Android
10 23 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (5.90%) Apple iOS
12 19 (5.09%) Windows 8
13 17 (4.56%) Mac OS X
14 12 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (2.68%) Windows Phone
16 9 (2.41%) CentOS
16 9 (2.41%) Kali Linux
16 9 (2.41%) Ubuntu
17 8 (2.14%) Solaris
18 7 (1.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (17.16%) ITIL
3 57 (15.28%) Test Automation
4 56 (15.01%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (12.87%) Software Engineering
6 37 (9.92%) SIEM
7 34 (9.12%) Mentoring
8 31 (8.31%) Patch Management
9 29 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (7.77%) DevOps
10 28 (7.51%) Information Security
10 28 (7.51%) Pair Programming
10 28 (7.51%) Root Cause Analysis
11 27 (7.24%) Incident Management
11 27 (7.24%) Kalman Filter
12 24 (6.43%) Coaching
12 24 (6.43%) Regression Testing
13 23 (6.17%) Analytics
14 22 (5.90%) Open Source
15 21 (5.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (23.06%) Python
2 48 (12.87%) C++
3 46 (12.33%) SQL
4 45 (12.06%) PowerShell
5 40 (10.72%) Java
6 26 (6.97%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.43%) Bash Shell
8 19 (5.09%) Ruby
9 18 (4.83%) Perl
10 16 (4.29%) C#
11 12 (3.22%) C
12 7 (1.88%) Groovy
13 5 (1.34%) PHP
13 5 (1.34%) VBScript
14 4 (1.07%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (9.38%) CISSP
3 34 (9.12%) Degree
4 26 (6.97%) CEH
5 24 (6.43%) GIAC
6 23 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (5.90%) SANS
8 20 (5.36%) CCNA
8 20 (5.36%) MCSA
8 20 (5.36%) MCSE
9 18 (4.83%) CISM
10 17 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (4.29%) SSCP
12 15 (4.02%) CompTIA Security+
12 15 (4.02%) Security+ Certification
13 14 (3.75%) CISA
13 14 (3.75%) CSSLP
14 12 (3.22%) GCIH
14 12 (3.22%) OSCP
15 11 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.24%) QA
2 26 (6.97%) SLA
3 21 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.41%) GPG13
5 6 (1.61%) GDPR
6 4 (1.07%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.54%) RMADS
8 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 170 (45.58%) Active Directory
2 98 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (14.75%) Hyper-V
4 33 (8.85%) Virtual Servers
5 32 (8.58%) vSphere
6 28 (7.51%) XenApp
7 22 (5.90%) Snort
8 16 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.49%) Docker
10 12 (3.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (2.68%) KVM
12 9 (2.41%) HDFS
12 9 (2.41%) XenDesktop
13 8 (2.14%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.88%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.88%) NFS
15 6 (1.61%) oVirt
15 6 (1.61%) pfSense
15 6 (1.61%) Samba
16 5 (1.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (9.92%) SCCM
2 33 (8.85%) Backup Exec
3 30 (8.04%) WSUS
4 27 (7.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 18 (4.83%) Suricata
6 15 (4.02%) SCOM
7 11 (2.95%) NetBackup
7 11 (2.95%) Puppet
8 10 (2.68%) Nessus
9 9 (2.41%) Nagios
9 9 (2.41%) Nmap
9 9 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (2.14%) Ansible
11 6 (1.61%) Bacula
11 6 (1.61%) EnCase
11 6 (1.61%) Nexpose
11 6 (1.61%) QRadar
12 5 (1.34%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.34%) SmoothWall
12 5 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 173 (46.38%) Microsoft
2 130 (34.85%) VMware
3 125 (33.51%) Cisco
4 60 (16.09%) Citrix
5 54 (14.48%) Symantec
6 42 (11.26%) Veeam
7 30 (8.04%) HP
8 26 (6.97%) Palo Alto
8 26 (6.97%) Veritas
9 25 (6.70%) Avaya
10 23 (6.17%) Apple
10 23 (6.17%) Juniper
11 22 (5.90%) Dell
12 21 (5.63%) McAfee
13 19 (5.09%) CommVault
13 19 (5.09%) Red Hat
14 17 (4.56%) Qualys
15 16 (4.29%) FireEye
15 16 (4.29%) Fortinet
15 16 (4.29%) Sourcefire