Period
to 16 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 842 735 748
Rank change year-on-year -107 +13 +162
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 245 446 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.62% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 182 250 212
England median annual salary £43,500 £35,000 £38,640
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.29% -9.42% +7.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,450 £23,845
90th Percentile £64,975 £60,500 £71,125
UK median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.06% -4.00% +7.14%

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 59,596 71,700 72,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.42% 44.15% 43.68%
Number of salaries quoted 46,267 56,621 59,035
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,924
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.23% +4.28%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 16 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +5 91 £47,500 +14.46% 9
East of England +66 64 £50,000 +42.86% 6
South East -111 48 £42,000 +29.23% 8
North of England +23 20 £31,750 -2.31% 2
Midlands +10 18 £31,250 +4.17% 10
West Midlands +41 13 £30,000 - 8
North West +33 10 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Yorkshire +20 8 £23,500 -11.32% 1
South West -3 6 £34,736 +2.16% 2
East Midlands +10 5 £32,500 +18.18% 2
North East +11 2 £25,000 -28.57%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 182 (74.29%) Windows
2 169 (68.98%) Microsoft
3 145 (59.18%) Active Directory
4 138 (56.33%) Office 365
5 112 (45.71%) Windows Server
6 109 (44.49%) VMware
7 81 (33.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 81 (33.06%) Mimecast
8 80 (32.65%) Cisco
8 80 (32.65%) MS Exchange
9 75 (30.61%) Firewall
10 74 (30.20%) DNS
11 70 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 61 (24.90%) DHCP
13 59 (24.08%) Microsoft Office
14 57 (23.27%) ITIL
15 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 52 (21.22%) Hyper-V
17 50 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 49 (20.00%) SCCM
19 47 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
19 47 (19.18%) Symantec
20 46 (18.78%) Linux
21 45 (18.37%) PowerShell
22 44 (17.96%) SQL Server
23 42 (17.14%) SQL
23 42 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
23 42 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
24 41 (16.73%) Windows 7
24 41 (16.73%) 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 80 (32.65%) MS Exchange
2 42 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (10.61%) Skype for Business
4 25 (10.20%) SharePoint
5 22 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (6.12%) IIS
7 10 (4.08%) Apache
8 9 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.45%) OpenStack
10 5 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.22%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.22%) CMS
11 3 (1.22%) Confluence
11 3 (1.22%) Kentico
12 2 (0.82%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.82%) SAS
13 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (24.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 138 (56.33%) Office 365
2 81 (33.06%) Mimecast
3 70 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (4.49%) IaaS
6 10 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.04%) PaaS
8 4 (1.63%) OpenDNS
9 3 (1.22%) Dropbox
9 3 (1.22%) SaaS
9 3 (1.22%) Slack
10 2 (0.82%) G Suite
10 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 75 (30.61%) Firewall
2 74 (30.20%) DNS
3 61 (24.90%) DHCP
4 32 (13.06%) WAN
5 30 (12.24%) VPN
6 28 (11.43%) Wireless
7 25 (10.20%) LAN
8 22 (8.98%) SAN
9 19 (7.76%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (6.94%) VLAN
11 15 (6.12%) Skype
11 15 (6.12%) VoIP
12 13 (5.31%) IPsec
12 13 (5.31%) Network Security
12 13 (5.31%) TCP/IP
13 11 (4.49%) Internet
13 11 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (4.49%) NAS
14 10 (4.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.45%) Couchbase
3 6 (2.45%) MySQL
4 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.22%) Big Data
6 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.41%) MS Access
8 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.67%) JIRA
2 6 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.04%) Subversion
4 3 (1.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.41%) Ant
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (8.98%) Finance
2 17 (6.94%) Retail
2 17 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.71%) Marketing
4 7 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.45%) Electronics
6 4 (1.63%) Automotive
6 4 (1.63%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 51 (20.82%) Analyst
2 33 (13.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (12.65%) Support Engineer
4 28 (11.43%) Security Engineer
5 21 (8.57%) IT Engineer
6 20 (8.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 20 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (6.12%) Desktop Support
7 15 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 15 (6.12%) IT Support
7 15 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (4.90%) Administrator
8 12 (4.90%) Security Analyst
9 11 (4.49%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 11 (4.49%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (4.49%) IT Analyst
9 11 (4.49%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.49%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.45%) LDAP
2 4 (1.63%) MAPI
3 3 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.82%) SAML
5 1 (0.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.41%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.41%) LINQ
5 1 (0.41%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.41%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.41%) React
5 1 (0.41%) WPF
5 1 (0.41%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.88%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.98%) Driving Licence
3 21 (8.57%) PKI
4 14 (5.71%) Replication
5 12 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (3.27%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.86%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.45%) Clustering
10 6 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (2.04%) Blackberry
11 5 (2.04%) NHS
12 4 (1.63%) CLARiiON
12 4 (1.63%) YubiKey
13 3 (1.22%) FMCG
13 3 (1.22%) iPad
13 3 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 182 (74.29%) Windows
2 112 (45.71%) Windows Server
3 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (18.78%) Linux
6 41 (16.73%) Windows 7
7 25 (10.20%) Windows 10
8 23 (9.39%) Apple iOS
9 22 (8.98%) Unix
10 15 (6.12%) Windows 8
11 12 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.86%) Mac OS
12 7 (2.86%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.45%) CentOS
13 6 (2.45%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.45%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.63%) AIX
14 4 (1.63%) Solaris
14 4 (1.63%) VMS
15 3 (1.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.27%) ITIL
2 50 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 42 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (13.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 31 (12.65%) SIEM
6 27 (11.02%) Patch Management
7 26 (10.61%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (9.80%) Information Security
10 21 (8.57%) Data Loss Prevention
11 20 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (8.16%) Security Operations
11 20 (8.16%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (6.94%) Problem Management
14 16 (6.53%) Proactive Monitoring
15 14 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
15 14 (5.71%) Web Filtering
16 13 (5.31%) High Availability
17 12 (4.90%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.37%) PowerShell
2 42 (17.14%) SQL
3 16 (6.53%) VBScript
4 15 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.86%) Python
6 5 (2.04%) Perl
7 3 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.82%) C
8 2 (0.82%) C#
9 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.41%) Java
9 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.41%) VB
9 1 (0.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (15.51%) CISSP
2 29 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (11.02%) GIAC
5 26 (10.61%) CCNA
6 23 (9.39%) CompTIA Security+
7 22 (8.98%) SANS
8 18 (7.35%) SSCP
9 15 (6.12%) MCP
9 15 (6.12%) MCSE
10 13 (5.31%) CISM
11 12 (4.90%) CEH
12 9 (3.67%) CISA
13 8 (3.27%) Degree
14 7 (2.86%) CCNP
14 7 (2.86%) MCSA
14 7 (2.86%) SC Cleared
14 7 (2.86%) Security Cleared
15 6 (2.45%) CSSLP
15 6 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (6.94%) SLA
3 13 (5.31%) GDPR
4 9 (3.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (3.27%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.63%) FISMA
7 3 (1.22%) GPG13
8 2 (0.82%) COBIT
8 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 145 (59.18%) Active Directory
2 81 (33.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (21.22%) Hyper-V
4 31 (12.65%) vSphere
5 13 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (4.90%) Terminal Server
6 12 (4.90%) XenApp
7 8 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.04%) Snort
8 5 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.63%) KVM
9 4 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.22%) HDFS
10 3 (1.22%) NFS
10 3 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.82%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.82%) pfSense
11 2 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.82%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (20.00%) SCCM
2 30 (12.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 18 (7.35%) CASB
4 14 (5.71%) AirWatch
4 14 (5.71%) WSUS
5 12 (4.90%) Backup Exec
6 10 (4.08%) SCOM
7 9 (3.67%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (3.27%) Nagios
8 8 (3.27%) SCSM
9 7 (2.86%) MaaS360
10 6 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (2.45%) FortiGate
11 5 (2.04%) Cacti
11 5 (2.04%) MAILsweeper
11 5 (2.04%) QRadar
11 5 (2.04%) Suricata
12 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.63%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 169 (68.98%) Microsoft
2 109 (44.49%) VMware
3 80 (32.65%) Cisco
4 47 (19.18%) Symantec
5 41 (16.73%) Citrix
6 40 (16.33%) McAfee
7 31 (12.65%) HP
8 30 (12.24%) Forcepoint
8 30 (12.24%) Juniper
9 29 (11.84%) Apple
10 26 (10.61%) CheckPoint
11 24 (9.80%) Dell
12 21 (8.57%) SolarWinds
13 17 (6.94%) Veeam
14 16 (6.53%) Palo Alto
15 13 (5.31%) Fortinet
15 13 (5.31%) WatchGuard
16 12 (4.90%) F5
17 11 (4.49%) Meraki
17 11 (4.49%) Trend Micro