Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 729 767 878
Rank change year-on-year +38 +111 +36
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 461 395 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 274 205 258
England median annual salary £36,250 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +4.17% +10.77%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,850 £22,675
90th Percentile £60,875 £72,000 £50,450
UK median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% +6.87%

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 73,156 71,407 90,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.53% 43.63% 45.52%
Number of salaries quoted 58,529 57,827 74,554
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 £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 February 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 19 February 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
South East +15 203 £32,500 +14.04% 9
London +31 140 £43,500 -5.43% 6
East of England +16 41 £36,000 -28.00% 7
North of England -6 34 £35,000 +16.67% 6
Midlands +30 31 £29,250 -16.43% 9
West Midlands +9 21 £29,625 -15.36% 5
South West -4 17 £32,250 -0.77% 11
North West -10 16 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire +28 11 £27,500 -29.03% 3
East Midlands +28 10 £27,500 - 4
North East -28 7 £35,000 +16.67%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 312 (67.68%) Windows
2 190 (41.21%) Microsoft
3 169 (36.66%) Active Directory
4 145 (31.45%) VMware
5 144 (31.24%) Windows Server
6 143 (31.02%) Linux
7 139 (30.15%) Python
8 123 (26.68%) Firewall
9 122 (26.46%) Cisco
10 121 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 115 (24.95%) Office 365
12 105 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
13 102 (22.13%) DNS
14 96 (20.82%) Test Automation
15 92 (19.96%) MS Exchange
16 87 (18.87%) ITIL
16 87 (18.87%) Cybersecurity
17 86 (18.66%) C++
18 75 (16.27%) DHCP
19 74 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
20 73 (15.84%) WAN
20 73 (15.84%) Windows Server 2012
21 71 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
21 71 (15.40%) Hyper-V
22 69 (14.97%) Software Engineering
23 68 (14.75%) LAN
24 65 (14.10%) Windows 7
25 64 (13.88%) SQL Server
25 64 (13.88%) Citrix
26 61 (13.23%) HP

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 92 (19.96%) MS Exchange
2 50 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (6.29%) SharePoint
4 25 (5.42%) Skype for Business
5 24 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (4.99%) Apache
7 16 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (3.47%) IIS
8 12 (2.60%) Apache Spark
9 10 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.95%) CMS
10 9 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.30%) Confluence
12 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.87%) nginx
14 3 (0.65%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.22%) JBoss
15 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 115 (24.95%) Office 365
2 60 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.12%) Mimecast
5 18 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (2.39%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.65%) G Suite
10 2 (0.43%) Asana
10 2 (0.43%) IaaS
10 2 (0.43%) SaaS
10 2 (0.43%) Slack
10 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 123 (26.68%) Firewall
2 102 (22.13%) DNS
3 75 (16.27%) DHCP
4 73 (15.84%) WAN
5 68 (14.75%) LAN
6 61 (13.23%) TCP/IP
7 54 (11.71%) VPN
8 50 (10.85%) Internet
9 39 (8.46%) VLAN
10 35 (7.59%) VoIP
11 28 (6.07%) SAN
12 17 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (3.69%) NAS
12 17 (3.69%) Network Security
12 17 (3.69%) Wireless
13 16 (3.47%) Remote Desktop
13 16 (3.47%) SMTP
14 15 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (3.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.77%) Big Data
3 21 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.82%) MySQL
5 12 (2.60%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.17%) Data Mining
7 10 (2.17%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.74%) DTS
9 8 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (4.34%) WinDbg
2 18 (3.90%) JIRA
3 12 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.39%) TestRail
5 10 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.95%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.95%) IDA Disassembler
6 9 (1.95%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.95%) OllyDbg
6 9 (1.95%) Subversion
7 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.65%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.43%) TestLink
General
1 21 (4.56%) Finance
2 18 (3.90%) Publishing
3 11 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.17%) Retail
5 8 (1.74%) Law
6 3 (0.65%) Advertising
7 2 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (17.35%) Analyst
2 54 (11.71%) Security Engineer
3 53 (11.50%) Software Engineer
4 44 (9.54%) Support Engineer
5 43 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 36 (7.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 34 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (6.72%) Support Analyst
9 29 (6.29%) IT Support
10 27 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 26 (5.64%) Developer
12 25 (5.42%) Windows Engineer
13 23 (4.99%) Server Engineer
14 21 (4.56%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (4.56%) Technical Support
15 19 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 19 (4.12%) IT Engineer
15 19 (4.12%) Windows Server Engineer
16 18 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 18 (3.90%) Security Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.77%) Regular Expression
2 13 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (2.82%) PCRE
3 11 (2.39%) HTML
4 8 (1.74%) Web Services
5 7 (1.52%) Django
5 7 (1.52%) WAP
6 4 (0.87%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.65%) Middleware
8 2 (0.43%) CSS
8 2 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.22%) LAMP
9 1 (0.22%) Spring
9 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.86%) Blog
3 19 (4.12%) Driving Licence
4 18 (3.90%) Cyberattack
5 16 (3.47%) Data Centre
6 15 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (3.04%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (2.60%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.95%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.95%) iPhone
11 9 (1.95%) Spread Betting
11 9 (1.95%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.95%) User Experience
12 8 (1.74%) Replication
13 7 (1.52%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.87%) Clustering
14 4 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 312 (67.68%) Windows
2 144 (31.24%) Windows Server
3 143 (31.02%) Linux
4 73 (15.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (14.10%) Windows 7
7 50 (10.85%) Windows 10
8 45 (9.76%) Unix
9 22 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (3.90%) Android
11 17 (3.69%) CentOS
12 16 (3.47%) Windows 8
13 14 (3.04%) Apple iOS
14 13 (2.82%) Mac OS X
14 13 (2.82%) Ubuntu
15 11 (2.39%) Windows Phone
16 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (1.74%) AIX
17 8 (1.74%) Solaris
18 5 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (20.82%) Test Automation
3 87 (18.87%) Cybersecurity
3 87 (18.87%) ITIL
4 69 (14.97%) Software Engineering
5 50 (10.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 50 (10.85%) Pair Programming
5 50 (10.85%) SIEM
6 47 (10.20%) Mentoring
7 46 (9.98%) Coaching
8 41 (8.89%) Information Security
8 41 (8.89%) Regression Testing
9 34 (7.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 32 (6.94%) Open Source
11 31 (6.72%) Patch Management
12 30 (6.51%) Incident Management
13 29 (6.29%) Security Operations
14 27 (5.86%) Malware Analysis
14 27 (5.86%) Reverse Engineering
14 27 (5.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (30.15%) Python
2 86 (18.66%) C++
3 56 (12.15%) Java
4 55 (11.93%) PowerShell
5 48 (10.41%) SQL
6 33 (7.16%) JavaScript
7 32 (6.94%) Bash Shell
7 32 (6.94%) C#
7 32 (6.94%) Perl
8 21 (4.56%) C
9 18 (3.90%) Ruby
10 13 (2.82%) VBScript
11 8 (1.74%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.08%) PHP
13 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.22%) Groovy
14 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (11.50%) CISSP
2 39 (8.46%) SANS
3 33 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (6.51%) Degree
5 29 (6.29%) GIAC
6 28 (6.07%) CISM
7 27 (5.86%) CEH
7 27 (5.86%) SSCP
8 26 (5.64%) CompTIA Security+
9 25 (5.42%) CISA
9 25 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (5.42%) CSSLP
10 20 (4.34%) CCNA
11 18 (3.90%) MCSE
12 15 (3.25%) GCIH
12 15 (3.25%) OSCP
13 12 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (2.39%) CCA
14 11 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (2.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.24%) QA
2 31 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (5.42%) SLA
4 12 (2.60%) GPG13
5 10 (2.17%) SSAE 16
6 9 (1.95%) GDPR
7 6 (1.30%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.43%) RMADS
10 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 169 (36.66%) Active Directory
2 121 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (15.40%) Hyper-V
4 32 (6.94%) Virtual Servers
5 31 (6.72%) XenApp
6 25 (5.42%) Snort
7 24 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (4.12%) vSphere
9 17 (3.69%) Docker
10 16 (3.47%) KVM
11 13 (2.82%) VirtualBox
12 12 (2.60%) HDFS
13 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (1.95%) XenServer
14 8 (1.74%) NFS
14 8 (1.74%) pfSense
15 7 (1.52%) DFS Replication
15 7 (1.52%) XenDesktop
16 6 (1.30%) oVirt
16 6 (1.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 44 (9.54%) SCCM
2 39 (8.46%) Backup Exec
3 27 (5.86%) WSUS
4 23 (4.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 22 (4.77%) SCOM
6 15 (3.25%) Suricata
7 14 (3.04%) FortiGate
8 13 (2.82%) Ansible
8 13 (2.82%) Puppet
9 12 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (2.60%) vCenter Server
10 11 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (2.17%) Nagios
11 10 (2.17%) RSA enVision
12 9 (1.95%) NetBackup
13 8 (1.74%) ServiceCenter
14 7 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
15 6 (1.30%) Bacula
15 6 (1.30%) Nessus
15 6 (1.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 190 (41.21%) Microsoft
2 145 (31.45%) VMware
3 122 (26.46%) Cisco
4 64 (13.88%) Citrix
5 61 (13.23%) HP
6 57 (12.36%) Symantec
7 34 (7.38%) Palo Alto
7 34 (7.38%) Veeam
8 28 (6.07%) Avaya
9 26 (5.64%) Juniper
10 25 (5.42%) CheckPoint
10 25 (5.42%) Sourcefire
11 24 (5.21%) Red Hat
12 23 (4.99%) Fortinet
12 23 (4.99%) McAfee
13 20 (4.34%) Veritas
14 19 (4.12%) CommVault
14 19 (4.12%) FireEye
15 18 (3.90%) Perforce
16 16 (3.47%) Qualys