Period
to 9 March 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 9 March 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
9 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 601 767 866
Rank change year-on-year +166 +99 -127
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 176 211 220
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.46% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 148 157 168
Median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -19.79% +28.08%
10th Percentile £25,875 £29,650 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,375 £70,000 £65,550
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +21.62%

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 25,501 45,928 57,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.68% 41.01% 41.58%
Number of salaries quoted 19,690 35,924 45,422
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,002 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,996
90th Percentile £85,181 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 9 March 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 9 March 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
London +97 40 £40,500 +15.71% 5
South East +125 35 £40,000 -15.79% 9
South West +72 33 £39,000 +7.59% 1
North of England +62 26 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Midlands +67 22 £36,750 +33.64% 11
East of England +69 18 £31,500 -21.25% 5
North West +65 16 £27,000 -28.00%
West Midlands +44 13 £62,500 +127.27% 8
East Midlands +48 9 £29,360 - 3
Yorkshire +25 5 £42,500 +46.55% 3
North East - 5 £50,000 -
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 9 March 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.

1 151 (85.80%) Windows
2 128 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 115 (65.34%) Windows Server
4 109 (61.93%) Microsoft 365
5 106 (60.23%) Azure
6 105 (59.66%) Firewall
7 104 (59.09%) VMware
8 98 (55.68%) Active Directory
9 86 (48.86%) Cisco
10 75 (42.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 73 (41.48%) Hyper-V
12 57 (32.39%) MS Exchange
13 52 (29.55%) VPN
14 50 (28.41%) DNS
15 49 (27.84%) Veeam
16 44 (25.00%) PowerShell
17 41 (23.30%) Citrix
18 39 (22.16%) DHCP
18 39 (22.16%) SCCM
19 38 (21.59%) LAN
19 38 (21.59%) WAN
19 38 (21.59%) Linux
19 38 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
20 36 (20.45%) Windows 10
20 36 (20.45%) ITIL
21 35 (19.89%) Microsoft Office
21 35 (19.89%) SharePoint
21 35 (19.89%) Cybersecurity
22 34 (19.32%) XenApp
23 33 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification

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 57 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 35 (19.89%) SharePoint
3 19 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.55%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.70%) Confluence
7 3 (1.70%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.57%) IIS
9 1 (0.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 35 (19.89%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 109 (61.93%) Microsoft 365
2 106 (60.23%) Azure
3 28 (15.91%) Mimecast
4 21 (11.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (10.80%) AWS
6 17 (9.66%) IaaS
6 17 (9.66%) SaaS
7 10 (5.68%) OneDrive
8 9 (5.11%) G Suite
9 3 (1.70%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 3 (1.70%) GCP
9 3 (1.70%) PaaS
10 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.57%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 105 (59.66%) Firewall
2 52 (29.55%) VPN
3 50 (28.41%) DNS
4 39 (22.16%) DHCP
5 38 (21.59%) LAN
5 38 (21.59%) WAN
6 30 (17.05%) SAN
7 28 (15.91%) VLAN
8 24 (13.64%) VoIP
9 18 (10.23%) FTP
9 18 (10.23%) NetScaler
9 18 (10.23%) TCP/IP
10 13 (7.39%) SSL
10 13 (7.39%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (6.82%) Skype
11 12 (6.82%) Wireless
12 11 (6.25%) MPLS
13 10 (5.68%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (5.11%) iSCSI
15 8 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2019
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.70%) JIRA
3 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.57%) Maven
General
1 9 (5.11%) Digital Economy
2 8 (4.55%) Electronics
3 6 (3.41%) Finance
4 5 (2.84%) Fire and Rescue
5 4 (2.27%) Law
6 3 (1.70%) Banking
6 3 (1.70%) Billing
6 3 (1.70%) Games
6 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 48 (27.27%) Analyst
2 23 (13.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 23 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (11.93%) IT Engineer
3 21 (11.93%) Support Analyst
3 21 (11.93%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.09%) IT Support
5 15 (8.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (8.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (8.52%) Infrastructure Support
6 13 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.39%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 10 (5.68%) Administrator
8 9 (5.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.11%) Security Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Server Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.55%) Server Analyst
9 8 (4.55%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.14%) LDAP
1 2 (1.14%) Web Services
1 2 (1.14%) YAML
2 1 (0.57%) CSS
2 1 (0.57%) HTML
2 1 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Enterprise Storage
2 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.25%) Clustering
2 11 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.98%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.84%) Replication
6 5 (2.84%) User Experience
7 4 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.70%) CCTV
8 3 (1.70%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.70%) FMCG
9 2 (1.14%) BYOD
9 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 151 (85.80%) Windows
2 115 (65.34%) Windows Server
3 38 (21.59%) Linux
3 38 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (20.45%) Windows 10
5 25 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (13.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.55%) Unix
10 7 (3.98%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.98%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.41%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.27%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.70%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.70%) Debian
14 2 (1.14%) CentOS
15 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.45%) ITIL
2 35 (19.89%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (17.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 28 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (11.93%) Server Management
7 17 (9.66%) DevOps
8 16 (9.09%) Change Management
8 16 (9.09%) Storage Management
9 15 (8.52%) Antivirus Management
10 14 (7.95%) Information Security
10 14 (7.95%) Patch Management
10 14 (7.95%) Project Management
11 11 (6.25%) Problem Management
12 10 (5.68%) CRM
12 10 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (5.68%) Project Delivery
13 9 (5.11%) Computer Science
13 9 (5.11%) Line Management
13 9 (5.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.11%) Python
3 6 (3.41%) SQL
4 5 (2.84%) Java
5 4 (2.27%) C++
5 4 (2.27%) Perl
6 3 (1.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.14%) VB
7 2 (1.14%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (14.77%) MCSE
3 22 (12.50%) MCSA
4 16 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (8.52%) CCNA
6 13 (7.39%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.68%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.55%) CEH
8 8 (4.55%) CISSP
8 8 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (4.55%) MCITP
8 8 (4.55%) MCP
9 7 (3.98%) CCNP
10 5 (2.84%) CCDA
10 5 (2.84%) CCENT
11 4 (2.27%) Degree
12 3 (1.70%) CSSLP
12 3 (1.70%) GCIH
12 3 (1.70%) GIAC
12 3 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.07%) SLA
2 21 (11.93%) GDPR
3 15 (8.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 8 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.70%) NIST
5 3 (1.70%) QA
6 2 (1.14%) NCSC
7 1 (0.57%) COBIT
7 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 98 (55.68%) Active Directory
2 75 (42.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (41.48%) Hyper-V
4 34 (19.32%) XenApp
5 29 (16.48%) XenDesktop
6 16 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (8.52%) BitLocker
8 13 (7.39%) vSphere
9 9 (5.11%) NFS
10 8 (4.55%) Shibboleth
10 8 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (3.98%) Docker
11 7 (3.98%) pfSense
12 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (1.14%) KVM
14 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (1.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (22.16%) SCCM
2 29 (16.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (6.82%) Backup Exec
5 11 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (6.25%) WSUS
6 10 (5.68%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (4.55%) Ansible
7 8 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (2.84%) Nessus
9 4 (2.27%) FortiGate
9 4 (2.27%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.27%) NetVault Backup
10 3 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.70%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.70%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.14%) CASB
11 2 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.14%) Puppet
11 2 (1.14%) QRadar
Vendors
1 128 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 104 (59.09%) VMware
3 86 (48.86%) Cisco
4 49 (27.84%) Veeam
5 41 (23.30%) Citrix
6 26 (14.77%) McAfee
7 25 (14.20%) Symantec
8 21 (11.93%) HP
8 21 (11.93%) NetApp
9 17 (9.66%) SolarWinds
10 16 (9.09%) Google
11 14 (7.95%) WatchGuard
12 12 (6.82%) Dell
13 9 (5.11%) Fortinet
13 9 (5.11%) Red Hat
14 8 (4.55%) EMC
14 8 (4.55%) SonicWALL
14 8 (4.55%) ZyXEL
15 7 (3.98%) Dell Compellent
15 7 (3.98%) Draytek