Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 898 829
Rank change year-on-year +67 -69 +73
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 321 243 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 222 183 228
England median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% -12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £25,775 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,375 £64,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +17.65%

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 71,836 71,002 85,402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.54% 44.17% 45.27%
Number of salaries quoted 56,648 57,433 70,564
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +18 101 £50,000 +14.94% 16
South East +8 98 £32,500 +6.97% 6
East of England +41 49 £50,000 +36.99% 3
Midlands +46 34 £30,000 -14.29% 2
North of England +8 32 £35,000 +16.67% 4
West Midlands +25 28 £29,625 -4.44%
South West -12 24 £33,250 +35.71% 9
North West +4 19 £35,000 +12.90% 3
Yorkshire +27 10 £27,000 -28.00% 1
East Midlands +2 6 £35,000 -22.22% 2
North East -31 3 £27,500 -8.33%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 216 (67.29%) Windows
2 142 (44.24%) Microsoft
3 130 (40.50%) Active Directory
4 125 (38.94%) VMware
5 102 (31.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 100 (31.15%) Windows Server
7 98 (30.53%) Firewall
7 98 (30.53%) Cisco
8 86 (26.79%) Linux
9 78 (24.30%) ITIL
10 73 (22.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (21.81%) Office 365
12 69 (21.50%) DNS
13 66 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
14 61 (19.00%) HP
14 61 (19.00%) SIEM
15 60 (18.69%) MS Exchange
16 58 (18.07%) Cybersecurity
17 55 (17.13%) WAN
18 53 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
18 53 (16.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 51 (15.89%) Hyper-V
20 50 (15.58%) CISSP
20 50 (15.58%) Information Security
21 49 (15.26%) Python
22 48 (14.95%) Symantec
23 45 (14.02%) SCCM
24 44 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
25 43 (13.40%) DHCP
26 41 (12.77%) SQL Server

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 60 (18.69%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 17 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (5.30%) Skype for Business
5 15 (4.67%) Apache
6 11 (3.43%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.49%) IIS
8 7 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.56%) Confluence
10 4 (1.25%) CMS
11 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.31%) JBoss
12 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Misys Opics
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (21.81%) Office 365
2 53 (16.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.43%) Mimecast
5 10 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.18%) G Suite
7 6 (1.87%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.87%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.25%) IaaS
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 98 (30.53%) Firewall
2 69 (21.50%) DNS
3 55 (17.13%) WAN
4 43 (13.40%) DHCP
5 40 (12.46%) VPN
6 38 (11.84%) LAN
7 33 (10.28%) TCP/IP
8 30 (9.35%) Network Security
9 29 (9.03%) VLAN
10 23 (7.17%) Wireless
11 22 (6.85%) Internet
12 21 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (5.92%) VoIP
14 17 (5.30%) Sourcefire
15 16 (4.98%) Cisco ISE
15 16 (4.98%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (4.67%) SAN
17 10 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (2.80%) Skype
18 9 (2.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (4.67%) Big Data
4 11 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.43%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (3.12%) MySQL
6 8 (2.49%) DTS
6 8 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.25%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (2.80%) JIRA
1 9 (2.80%) WinDbg
2 6 (1.87%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.25%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.25%) IDA Disassembler
3 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.25%) OllyDbg
3 4 (1.25%) Subversion
3 4 (1.25%) TestRail
4 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (4.67%) Finance
2 13 (4.05%) Retail
3 9 (2.80%) Legal
4 8 (2.49%) Publishing
5 7 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.93%) Law
6 3 (0.93%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (21.50%) Analyst
2 48 (14.95%) Security Engineer
3 37 (11.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (10.28%) Support Engineer
5 23 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (6.85%) Support Analyst
7 21 (6.54%) Security Analyst
8 19 (5.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (5.92%) IT Engineer
9 18 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (5.61%) Architect
9 18 (5.61%) IT Support
9 18 (5.61%) Software Engineer
10 16 (4.98%) Network Architect
10 16 (4.98%) Network Security Architect
10 16 (4.98%) Presales Solution Architect
10 16 (4.98%) Security Architect
10 16 (4.98%) Security Solutions Architect
10 16 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.43%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (2.49%) Web Services
3 7 (2.18%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.25%) HTML
5 3 (0.93%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.93%) PCRE
6 2 (0.62%) LDAP
7 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.97%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.98%) FlexPod
5 13 (4.05%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (3.74%) Blog
7 10 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.80%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.49%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.49%) Cyberattack
10 6 (1.87%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.87%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.56%) NHS
12 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.25%) Spread Betting
12 4 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
13 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 216 (67.29%) Windows
2 100 (31.15%) Windows Server
3 86 (26.79%) Linux
4 73 (22.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (11.84%) Windows 7
7 31 (9.66%) Windows 10
8 30 (9.35%) Unix
9 15 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.43%) CentOS
10 11 (3.43%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.18%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.87%) Android
13 6 (1.87%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.87%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.56%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.56%) Windows NT
15 4 (1.25%) Debian
15 4 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.30%) ITIL
2 66 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
3 61 (19.00%) SIEM
4 58 (18.07%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (15.58%) Information Security
6 44 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (10.59%) Test Automation
8 29 (9.03%) Migration
9 27 (8.41%) Security Operations
10 26 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (7.48%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.85%) Patch Management
13 21 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (6.54%) Security Management
14 20 (6.23%) Coaching
14 20 (6.23%) Service Management
15 19 (5.92%) Incident Management
15 19 (5.92%) Load Balancing
15 19 (5.92%) Problem Management
16 18 (5.61%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.26%) Python
2 40 (12.46%) SQL
3 30 (9.35%) C++
3 30 (9.35%) PowerShell
4 23 (7.17%) Java
5 13 (4.05%) C#
5 13 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.05%) Perl
6 11 (3.43%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.12%) VBScript
8 8 (2.49%) C
8 8 (2.49%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.93%) Ruby
10 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (15.58%) CISSP
2 33 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (10.28%) CISM
3 30 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (8.72%) CISA
5 25 (7.79%) SANS
6 24 (7.48%) CCNP
7 20 (6.23%) Degree
8 19 (5.92%) CompTIA Security+
8 19 (5.92%) CSSLP
8 19 (5.92%) GIAC
8 19 (5.92%) MCSE
8 19 (5.92%) SSCP
9 17 (5.30%) CEH
10 16 (4.98%) CCDP
10 16 (4.98%) CCIE
11 14 (4.36%) CCNA
11 14 (4.36%) MCP
12 11 (3.43%) GCIH
12 11 (3.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (7.79%) Cyber Essentials
3 23 (7.17%) SLA
4 18 (5.61%) GDPR
5 12 (3.74%) QA
6 11 (3.43%) GPG13
6 11 (3.43%) PCI DSS
7 5 (1.56%) SSAE 16
8 3 (0.93%) PMO
9 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 130 (40.50%) Active Directory
2 102 (31.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (15.89%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (5.30%) Snort
5 17 (5.30%) XenApp
6 16 (4.98%) VMware NSX
6 16 (4.98%) vSphere
7 11 (3.43%) HDFS
8 9 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (2.80%) VirtualBox
8 9 (2.80%) XenServer
9 8 (2.49%) BitLocker
10 7 (2.18%) Shibboleth
11 5 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.56%) KVM
11 5 (1.56%) pfSense
11 5 (1.56%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.25%) Docker
12 4 (1.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 45 (14.02%) SCCM
2 23 (7.17%) Backup Exec
3 18 (5.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (5.30%) CASB
5 16 (4.98%) Cisco Prime
5 16 (4.98%) SCOM
6 15 (4.67%) vCenter Server
7 13 (4.05%) WSUS
8 12 (3.74%) FortiGate
9 11 (3.43%) Suricata
10 8 (2.49%) QRadar
10 8 (2.49%) ServiceCenter
11 7 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (2.18%) Nagios
11 7 (2.18%) Nessus
11 7 (2.18%) Puppet
11 7 (2.18%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.87%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 142 (44.24%) Microsoft
2 125 (38.94%) VMware
3 98 (30.53%) Cisco
4 61 (19.00%) HP
5 48 (14.95%) Symantec
6 40 (12.46%) Citrix
7 36 (11.21%) Palo Alto
7 36 (11.21%) SolarWinds
8 33 (10.28%) Juniper
9 31 (9.66%) CheckPoint
9 31 (9.66%) McAfee
10 29 (9.03%) Fortinet
11 27 (8.41%) Meraki
12 18 (5.61%) Avaya
12 18 (5.61%) F5
12 18 (5.61%) Veeam
13 17 (5.30%) Aruba
13 17 (5.30%) Red Hat
14 16 (4.98%) Infoblox
14 16 (4.98%) Riverbed