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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 28 May 2022 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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 810 670 704
Rank change year-on-year -140 +34 +187
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 334 201 172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 279 153 114
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,500 £26,925
25th Percentile £30,125 £28,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £65,000 £45,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £44,250 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +16.45% +1.33% -3.23%

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 53,947 31,693 33,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.54% 38.05% 40.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29,099 23,389 26,353
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,550 £86,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
South East -35 102 £55,000 +37.50% 13
London -206 98 £56,250 +25.00% 7
North of England -74 46 £35,000 -7.89% 8
North West -64 36 £35,000 - 5
Midlands -50 32 £26,500 -24.29% 4
South West -23 26 £33,750 -5.59% 5
East Midlands -27 25 £26,500 -24.29% 2
East of England -100 22 £36,000 +14.29% 6
Yorkshire -51 9 £35,000 -17.65% 2
West Midlands -53 7 £35,000 +11.11% 2
North East -18 1 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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.

1 232 (69.46%) Windows
2 213 (63.77%) Microsoft 365
3 189 (56.59%) Microsoft
4 178 (53.29%) Azure
5 165 (49.40%) Active Directory
6 152 (45.51%) Windows Server
7 136 (40.72%) Firewall
8 103 (30.84%) VMware
9 100 (29.94%) Cybersecurity
10 85 (25.45%) Cisco
11 83 (24.85%) Veeam
12 79 (23.65%) SQL
13 73 (21.86%) Mimecast
14 65 (19.46%) SQL Server
15 64 (19.16%) SharePoint
15 64 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 63 (18.86%) ITIL
17 60 (17.96%) Windows 10
18 59 (17.66%) Social Skills
19 58 (17.37%) Microsoft Office
20 56 (16.77%) VPN
21 54 (16.17%) SAN
22 51 (15.27%) Meraki
22 51 (15.27%) SCCM
23 50 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
24 48 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
24 48 (14.37%) Microsoft Intune
25 47 (14.07%) PowerShell
26 45 (13.47%) Agile
27 44 (13.17%) DNS

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 64 (19.16%) SharePoint
2 40 (11.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (1.80%) IIS
4 5 (1.50%) JBoss
4 5 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.60%) Confluence
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 58 (17.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Sentinel
2 4 (1.20%) BambooHR
2 4 (1.20%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.60%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.30%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 213 (63.77%) Microsoft 365
2 178 (53.29%) Azure
3 73 (21.86%) Mimecast
4 39 (11.68%) AWS
5 32 (9.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (8.68%) PaaS
7 28 (8.38%) SaaS
8 25 (7.49%) IaaS
9 19 (5.69%) Serverless
10 18 (5.39%) OneDrive
11 12 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (3.29%) GCP
13 9 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (2.40%) Azure Sentinel
15 6 (1.80%) Power Automate
16 5 (1.50%) Google Workspace
16 5 (1.50%) Power Platform
17 2 (0.60%) Amazon GuardDuty
18 1 (0.30%) GitHub
18 1 (0.30%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 136 (40.72%) Firewall
2 56 (16.77%) VPN
3 54 (16.17%) SAN
4 44 (13.17%) DNS
5 36 (10.78%) DHCP
6 35 (10.48%) VoIP
6 35 (10.48%) WAN
7 23 (6.89%) Internet
8 20 (5.99%) LAN
8 20 (5.99%) TCP/IP
9 19 (5.69%) VLAN
10 15 (4.49%) SD-WAN
11 13 (3.89%) Network Security
12 12 (3.59%) NAS
13 10 (2.99%) Wireless
14 8 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
16 4 (1.20%) OpenVPN
16 4 (1.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (4.49%) Burp Suite
1 15 (4.49%) Log4j
2 7 (2.10%) JIRA
3 5 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.20%) Metasploit
4 4 (1.20%) MSI
5 1 (0.30%) GitLab
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 59 (17.66%) Social Skills
2 48 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.19%) Finance
4 23 (6.89%) Games
5 18 (5.39%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.89%) Back Office
7 12 (3.59%) Manufacturing
8 11 (3.29%) Retail
9 8 (2.40%) Law
10 5 (1.50%) Banking
11 4 (1.20%) Legal
11 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.20%) Retail Finance
12 3 (0.90%) Advertising
13 2 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.30%) Automotive
14 1 (0.30%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.30%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 83 (24.85%) Analyst
2 58 (17.37%) Security Engineer
3 46 (13.77%) Support Engineer
4 43 (12.87%) IT Engineer
5 40 (11.98%) IT Support
6 37 (11.08%) Developer
7 36 (10.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 34 (10.18%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 33 (9.88%) Agile Developer
10 33 (9.88%) C++ Developer
10 33 (9.88%) C++ Software Developer
10 33 (9.88%) C++ Software Engineer
10 33 (9.88%) Cybersecurity C++ Software Developer
10 33 (9.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 33 (9.88%) Python Developer
10 33 (9.88%) Python Engineer
10 33 (9.88%) Python Software Engineer
10 33 (9.88%) Software Engineer
10 33 (9.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.40%) X-Windows
2 6 (1.80%) COM
3 5 (1.50%) Middleware
4 4 (1.20%) ARM Templates
4 4 (1.20%) CSS
4 4 (1.20%) CSS3
4 4 (1.20%) GraphQL
4 4 (1.20%) HTML
4 4 (1.20%) HTML5
4 4 (1.20%) React
4 4 (1.20%) REST
4 4 (1.20%) RESTful
4 4 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (1.20%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.90%) LAMP
6 2 (0.60%) LDAP
7 1 (0.30%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.30%) SAML
7 1 (0.30%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.68%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.08%) Cyberthreat
3 25 (7.49%) NHS
4 18 (5.39%) Clustering
5 14 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.89%) Cyber Defence
7 10 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (2.69%) Replication
9 8 (2.40%) CCTV
9 8 (2.40%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.50%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.50%) PKI
10 5 (1.50%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.20%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.20%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.90%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.60%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 232 (69.46%) Windows
2 152 (45.51%) Windows Server
3 60 (17.96%) Windows 10
4 36 (10.78%) Linux
5 35 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.89%) Windows Server 2019
7 20 (5.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.80%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.80%) VMS
10 6 (1.80%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.20%) Debian
12 4 (1.20%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.60%) CentOS
13 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.30%) Android
14 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (29.94%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (18.86%) ITIL
3 50 (14.97%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (13.47%) Agile
5 41 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 41 (12.28%) Information Security
5 41 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 37 (11.08%) Test Automation
7 36 (10.78%) Kalman Filter
8 34 (10.18%) Analytics
8 34 (10.18%) Incident Management
9 33 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (9.88%) Pair Programming
9 33 (9.88%) Project Roadmap
9 33 (9.88%) Secure Coding
9 33 (9.88%) Software Engineering
10 28 (8.38%) Penetration Testing
11 27 (8.08%) SIEM
12 26 (7.78%) Web Filtering
13 24 (7.19%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.65%) SQL
2 47 (14.07%) PowerShell
3 39 (11.68%) Python
4 33 (9.88%) C++
5 5 (1.50%) VBScript
6 4 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.20%) Ruby
7 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) Bash
8 1 (0.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (4.49%) MCSE
3 14 (4.19%) Degree
4 13 (3.89%) HP APS
5 10 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.69%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.10%) MCSA
8 6 (1.80%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.50%) CISSP
9 5 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.20%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.20%) CCNA
10 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.20%) MCP
11 3 (0.90%) GCIH
12 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.60%) MOS
12 2 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (8.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 28 (8.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 25 (7.49%) NIST
4 20 (5.99%) SLA
5 16 (4.79%) GDPR
6 15 (4.49%) GRC
7 7 (2.10%) QA
8 6 (1.80%) PCI DSS
9 4 (1.20%) NCSC
System Software
1 165 (49.40%) Active Directory
2 64 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 30 (8.98%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (8.08%) Docker
6 14 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.80%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.80%) vSphere
9 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.60%) Firmware
10 2 (0.60%) XenApp
10 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (15.27%) SCCM
2 48 (14.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (11.08%) Backup Exec
4 27 (8.08%) Kubernetes
4 27 (8.08%) Nessus
5 18 (5.39%) FortiGate
6 15 (4.49%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 15 (4.49%) WSUS
7 9 (2.69%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (2.10%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.80%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (1.80%) Terraform
10 5 (1.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (1.20%) N-central
11 4 (1.20%) Pingdom
11 4 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
14 1 (0.30%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 189 (56.59%) Microsoft
2 103 (30.84%) VMware
3 85 (25.45%) Cisco
4 83 (24.85%) Veeam
5 51 (15.27%) Meraki
6 43 (12.87%) HP
7 31 (9.28%) CrowdStrike
8 28 (8.38%) Citrix
9 26 (7.78%) Google
10 25 (7.49%) Forcepoint
11 21 (6.29%) EqualLogic
12 20 (5.99%) Qualys
13 18 (5.39%) ProCurve
13 18 (5.39%) ServiceNow
13 18 (5.39%) Splunk
14 17 (5.09%) Dell
14 17 (5.09%) Okta
15 16 (4.79%) Fortinet
15 16 (4.79%) Palo Alto
16 15 (4.49%) Acronis