Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 777 529 859
Rank change year-on-year -248 +330 -29
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 235 141 201
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.80% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 196 123 155
10th Percentile £22,625 £23,600 £21,350
25th Percentile £27,500 £30,750 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,500 £38,500 £33,050
Median % change year-on-year -5.19% +16.49% -11.87%
75th Percentile £51,802 £55,375 £48,375
90th Percentile £66,250 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £36,500 £38,500 £33,050
% change year-on-year -5.19% +16.49% -11.87%

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 43,283 17,683 53,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.81% 38.81% 42.01%
Number of salaries quoted 29,092 14,301 41,517
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £73,322 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 October 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 28 October 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
North of England -106 54 £31,000 -1.59% 19
London -251 53 £37,750 -28.10% 13
South East -131 45 £60,000 +140.00% 13
North West -74 43 £31,000 -1.59% 12
East of England -92 33 £32,500 -2.99% 8
Midlands -110 28 £30,000 -42.42% 7
South West -75 22 £26,750 -40.56% 2
West Midlands -95 15 £30,000 -52.00% 4
East Midlands -63 12 £45,000 +26.32% 3
Yorkshire -95 10 £38,000 +10.14% 7
North East - 1 £30,000 -
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 191 (81.28%) Windows
2 168 (71.49%) Microsoft
3 166 (70.64%) Active Directory
4 163 (69.36%) Microsoft 365
5 152 (64.68%) Azure
6 120 (51.06%) Firewall
7 112 (47.66%) Windows Server
8 95 (40.43%) VMware
9 94 (40.00%) Cisco
10 87 (37.02%) Windows 10
11 78 (33.19%) Social Skills
12 71 (30.21%) Hyper-V
12 71 (30.21%) SharePoint
13 66 (28.09%) VPN
13 66 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 65 (27.66%) Mimecast
15 64 (27.23%) ITIL
16 63 (26.81%) DHCP
17 62 (26.38%) DNS
18 58 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 51 (21.70%) MS Exchange
20 49 (20.85%) Windows Server 2019
21 47 (20.00%) SQL Server
21 47 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
22 46 (19.57%) PowerShell
23 45 (19.15%) LAN
24 44 (18.72%) TCP/IP
24 44 (18.72%) Microsoft Certification
25 43 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
26 42 (17.87%) Citrix

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 71 (30.21%) SharePoint
2 51 (21.70%) MS Exchange
3 19 (8.09%) IIS
4 15 (6.38%) Confluence
5 14 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.68%) CMS
6 11 (4.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (4.68%) Umbraco
6 11 (4.68%) WordPress
7 9 (3.83%) Skype for Business
8 8 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.70%) JBoss
11 4 (1.70%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.70%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (5.11%) Sage 200
2 9 (3.83%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.43%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.43%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 163 (69.36%) Microsoft 365
2 152 (64.68%) Azure
3 65 (27.66%) Mimecast
4 29 (12.34%) IaaS
5 27 (11.49%) SaaS
6 23 (9.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (8.94%) OneDrive
8 15 (6.38%) PaaS
9 14 (5.96%) AWS
10 11 (4.68%) Azure Sentinel
11 10 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.85%) Slack
14 1 (0.43%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.43%) Google Workspace
14 1 (0.43%) Power Automate
14 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.43%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 120 (51.06%) Firewall
2 66 (28.09%) VPN
3 63 (26.81%) DHCP
4 62 (26.38%) DNS
5 45 (19.15%) LAN
6 44 (18.72%) TCP/IP
7 42 (17.87%) SAN
8 37 (15.74%) WAN
9 36 (15.32%) VLAN
10 32 (13.62%) VoIP
11 31 (13.19%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (10.21%) Network Security
13 18 (7.66%) MPLS
13 18 (7.66%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (7.66%) Wireless
14 17 (7.23%) Internet
14 17 (7.23%) IPsec
15 15 (6.38%) iSCSI
16 13 (5.53%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (5.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.68%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.43%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (6.38%) JIRA
2 11 (4.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (33.19%) Social Skills
2 16 (6.81%) Finance
2 16 (6.81%) Organisational Skills
3 14 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.68%) Law
4 11 (4.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (4.26%) Presentation Skills
5 10 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.13%) Games
6 5 (2.13%) Legal
7 4 (1.70%) Advertising
7 4 (1.70%) Banking
7 4 (1.70%) Digital Economy
7 4 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.28%) Retail
8 3 (1.28%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.43%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (22.55%) Analyst
2 29 (12.34%) Support Analyst
3 24 (10.21%) Support Engineer
4 23 (9.79%) IT Support
5 21 (8.94%) Service Analyst
6 19 (8.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (8.09%) IT Manager
6 19 (8.09%) Security Engineer
7 18 (7.66%) Network Engineer
7 18 (7.66%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (7.23%) Administrator
9 16 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (6.81%) IT Engineer
9 16 (6.81%) Team Leader
10 15 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (6.38%) IT Analyst
10 15 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (5.11%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (4.68%) IT Support Analyst
12 11 (4.68%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.70%) JSON
1 4 (1.70%) Middleware
2 2 (0.85%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.43%) SAML
3 1 (0.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (8.51%) Driving Licence
3 15 (6.38%) Replication
4 13 (5.53%) User Experience
4 13 (5.53%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (5.11%) Clustering
5 12 (5.11%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.40%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.13%) CESG
8 5 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.70%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.28%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.28%) NHS
10 3 (1.28%) PMI
11 2 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 191 (81.28%) Windows
2 112 (47.66%) Windows Server
3 87 (37.02%) Windows 10
4 58 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (20.85%) Windows Server 2019
6 35 (14.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (9.79%) Linux
9 22 (9.36%) Windows 7
10 17 (7.23%) Apple iOS
11 16 (6.81%) Android
12 11 (4.68%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.98%) Mac OS
14 5 (2.13%) Debian
15 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.28%) Unix
16 2 (0.85%) Solaris
17 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (27.23%) ITIL
2 43 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (12.77%) Project Management
4 23 (9.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (9.36%) DevOps
6 21 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (8.51%) Incident Management
8 19 (8.09%) SIEM
9 18 (7.66%) Service Delivery
9 18 (7.66%) Workflow
10 17 (7.23%) Change Management
10 17 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (5.96%) Migration
12 13 (5.53%) Data Analysis
12 13 (5.53%) IT Strategy
12 13 (5.53%) ITSM
12 13 (5.53%) Service Management
12 13 (5.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 21 (8.94%) SQL
3 5 (2.13%) C
3 5 (2.13%) VB
3 5 (2.13%) VBScript
4 4 (1.70%) C++
4 4 (1.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (18.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (10.64%) Degree
3 20 (8.51%) MCP
4 17 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (6.81%) MOS
6 12 (5.11%) MCSE
7 9 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (3.83%) MCSA
7 9 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.40%) CCNP
8 8 (3.40%) CISSP
9 7 (2.98%) CCNA
10 6 (2.55%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.55%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.55%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.13%) CCA
11 5 (2.13%) CCIE
11 5 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.13%) CLAS
11 5 (2.13%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.06%) SLA
2 18 (7.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (5.11%) QA
4 10 (4.26%) GDPR
5 6 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
System Software
1 166 (70.64%) Active Directory
2 71 (30.21%) Hyper-V
3 66 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (11.49%) vSphere
5 14 (5.96%) XenApp
5 14 (5.96%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.13%) NFS
9 4 (1.70%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.43%) Snort
11 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 36 (15.32%) SCCM
3 19 (8.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 13 (5.53%) WSUS
5 11 (4.68%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.40%) FortiGate
7 7 (2.98%) Pingdom
7 7 (2.98%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (2.55%) Ansible
8 6 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (2.55%) QRadar
9 5 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.70%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.85%) CASB
12 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 168 (71.49%) Microsoft
2 95 (40.43%) VMware
3 94 (40.00%) Cisco
4 42 (17.87%) Citrix
5 39 (16.60%) Veeam
6 33 (14.04%) HP
7 30 (12.77%) Dell
7 30 (12.77%) Palo Alto
8 27 (11.49%) ServiceNow
9 23 (9.79%) Meraki
10 19 (8.09%) NetApp
11 18 (7.66%) SolarWinds
12 16 (6.81%) Splunk
13 13 (5.53%) Sage
13 13 (5.53%) SonicWALL
14 11 (4.68%) Sitecore
15 10 (4.26%) Apple
16 9 (3.83%) CheckPoint
16 9 (3.83%) McAfee
16 9 (3.83%) SAP