Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 841 768
Rank change year-on-year +27 -73 +160
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 317 352 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.47% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 226 231 245
England median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £22,875 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +9.59%

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 64,689 74,741 78,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.64% 44.23% 43.79%
Number of salaries quoted 50,618 58,266 64,249
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 16 November 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 16 November 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
London +16 94 £45,000 +12.50% 21
East of England +86 93 £43,750 +25.00% 18
South East -33 62 £55,000 +69.23% 6
Midlands +21 32 £32,000 -17.42% 8
North of England +32 29 £35,000 +18.64% 6
North West +22 17 £45,000 +45.16% 5
West Midlands +19 16 £30,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands +7 16 £32,000 -28.89% 4
South West +6 11 £32,500 -4.42% 4
Yorkshire +29 10 £26,500 - 1
North East -11 2 £25,000 -25.93%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 262 (82.65%) Windows
2 201 (63.41%) Microsoft
3 156 (49.21%) Active Directory
4 149 (47.00%) Office 365
4 149 (47.00%) Windows Server
5 127 (40.06%) VMware
6 101 (31.86%) Symantec
7 97 (30.60%) DNS
8 96 (30.28%) Cisco
8 96 (30.28%) MS Exchange
9 95 (29.97%) Firewall
10 89 (28.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 88 (27.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 80 (25.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 80 (25.24%) CISSP
13 74 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
14 70 (22.08%) Linux
15 69 (21.77%) Cybersecurity
16 65 (20.50%) SCCM
17 64 (20.19%) Mimecast
18 63 (19.87%) ITIL
18 63 (19.87%) Microsoft Office
19 59 (18.61%) SQL Server
19 59 (18.61%) GIAC
20 57 (17.98%) DHCP
21 56 (17.67%) McAfee
21 56 (17.67%) Windows Server 2008
22 55 (17.35%) Hyper-V
22 55 (17.35%) Unix
23 54 (17.03%) CompTIA Security+

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 96 (30.28%) MS Exchange
2 46 (14.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (10.41%) SharePoint
4 30 (9.46%) Skype for Business
5 27 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.73%) IIS
7 13 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (3.15%) Apache
8 10 (3.15%) OpenStack
9 9 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.58%) Site Server
12 3 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.63%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.63%) CMS
13 2 (0.63%) Confluence
13 2 (0.63%) Kentico
13 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 63 (19.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.32%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 7 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.95%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 149 (47.00%) Office 365
2 74 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (20.19%) Mimecast
4 44 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.26%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.26%) OpenDNS
7 3 (0.95%) G Suite
7 3 (0.95%) IaaS
8 2 (0.63%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 97 (30.60%) DNS
2 95 (29.97%) Firewall
3 57 (17.98%) DHCP
4 51 (16.09%) VPN
5 34 (10.73%) WAN
6 31 (9.78%) VLAN
6 31 (9.78%) Wireless
7 27 (8.52%) LAN
8 26 (8.20%) Network Security
9 24 (7.57%) Skype
10 23 (7.26%) IPsec
10 23 (7.26%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (6.94%) SAN
12 21 (6.62%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (5.36%) Internet
15 15 (4.73%) TCP/IP
15 15 (4.73%) VoIP
16 13 (4.10%) NAS
17 12 (3.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.52%) MySQL
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.89%) Couchbase
4 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.95%) Big Data
6 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.63%) MS Access
8 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.84%) JIRA
2 6 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.58%) Subversion
4 4 (1.26%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.32%) Ant
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (11.04%) Retail
2 26 (8.20%) Finance
3 17 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.42%) Marketing
5 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.95%) Automotive
6 3 (0.95%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (15.77%) Security Engineer
3 46 (14.51%) Analyst
4 38 (11.99%) Support Engineer
5 33 (10.41%) Security Manager
6 30 (9.46%) IT Engineer
6 30 (9.46%) IT Support
7 28 (8.83%) Engineering Manager
8 23 (7.26%) Administrator
9 20 (6.31%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
11 15 (4.73%) Desktop Support
11 15 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 15 (4.73%) Security Analyst
12 14 (4.42%) Consultant
12 14 (4.42%) IT Manager
13 13 (4.10%) IT Analyst
13 13 (4.10%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.21%) LDAP
2 5 (1.58%) MAPI
3 3 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.63%) SAML
5 1 (0.32%) .NET
5 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.32%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.32%) Java EE
5 1 (0.32%) LINQ
5 1 (0.32%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.32%) React
5 1 (0.32%) WPF
5 1 (0.32%) XML
5 1 (0.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.20%) PKI
3 20 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.68%) Driving Licence
5 17 (5.36%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (3.79%) Replication
7 11 (3.47%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.47%) Public Cloud
8 10 (3.15%) NHS
9 9 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.58%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.58%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.58%) YubiKey
12 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.63%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.63%) iPad
12 2 (0.63%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 262 (82.65%) Windows
2 149 (47.00%) Windows Server
3 80 (25.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (22.08%) Linux
5 56 (17.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (17.35%) Unix
7 49 (15.46%) Windows 7
8 37 (11.67%) Windows 10
9 12 (3.79%) Apple iOS
9 12 (3.79%) Solaris
10 10 (3.15%) CentOS
11 9 (2.84%) Mac OS
11 9 (2.84%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.21%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.89%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.58%) VMS
16 4 (1.26%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (28.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 69 (21.77%) Cybersecurity
3 63 (19.87%) ITIL
4 52 (16.40%) Continuous Improvement
4 52 (16.40%) SIEM
5 38 (11.99%) Information Security
6 33 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (10.41%) Security Operations
7 31 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (9.46%) Kalman Filter
9 29 (9.15%) Security Architecture
10 26 (8.20%) Data Loss Prevention
11 25 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
12 24 (7.57%) Use Case
13 23 (7.26%) Patch Management
14 22 (6.94%) Due Diligence
15 19 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (5.99%) Asset Management
16 18 (5.68%) Identity Access Management
16 18 (5.68%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.20%) PowerShell
2 39 (12.30%) SQL
3 10 (3.15%) Python
4 5 (1.58%) Perl
5 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.95%) VBScript
6 2 (0.63%) C#
6 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.63%) VB
7 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.32%) Java
7 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
7 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 80 (25.24%) CISSP
2 59 (18.61%) GIAC
3 54 (17.03%) CompTIA Security+
4 53 (16.72%) CISM
5 51 (16.09%) SANS
6 48 (15.14%) SSCP
7 40 (12.62%) CISA
8 37 (11.67%) CSSLP
9 36 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (10.41%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (8.83%) CCNA
12 24 (7.57%) MCSE
13 14 (4.42%) CEH
14 12 (3.79%) Degree
14 12 (3.79%) MCP
15 10 (3.15%) CCNP
15 10 (3.15%) MCSA
15 10 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (2.52%) SC Cleared
16 8 (2.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.46%) SLA
2 25 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.73%) GDPR
4 13 (4.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (3.79%) FISMA
6 6 (1.89%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.26%) PMO
8 3 (0.95%) GPG13
9 2 (0.63%) COBIT
9 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 156 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 88 (27.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (17.35%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.26%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (6.62%) vSphere
6 17 (5.36%) XenApp
7 11 (3.47%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (2.84%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.89%) Snort
12 5 (1.58%) KVM
12 5 (1.58%) NFS
13 4 (1.26%) VMware NSX
13 4 (1.26%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.95%) HDFS
15 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.63%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.63%) pfSense
15 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (20.50%) SCCM
2 43 (13.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 19 (5.99%) SCOM
4 18 (5.68%) CASB
4 18 (5.68%) WSUS
5 16 (5.05%) Backup Exec
5 16 (5.05%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (4.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (3.15%) SCSM
8 8 (2.52%) FortiGate
8 8 (2.52%) MaaS360
8 8 (2.52%) Nagios
8 8 (2.52%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.52%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (1.89%) Suricata
10 5 (1.58%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.58%) Cacti
10 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.58%) QRadar
Vendors
1 201 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 127 (40.06%) VMware
3 101 (31.86%) Symantec
4 96 (30.28%) Cisco
5 56 (17.67%) McAfee
6 40 (12.62%) HP
7 37 (11.67%) Citrix
8 36 (11.36%) Juniper
8 36 (11.36%) SolarWinds
9 32 (10.09%) Forcepoint
10 29 (9.15%) Veeam
11 28 (8.83%) CheckPoint
11 28 (8.83%) Dell
12 21 (6.62%) Apple
13 20 (6.31%) CommVault
13 20 (6.31%) Kaspersky
13 20 (6.31%) Meraki
13 20 (6.31%) Palo Alto
14 18 (5.68%) Fortinet
14 18 (5.68%) WatchGuard