Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 956 783
Rank change year-on-year +138 -173 +196
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 323 215 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.29% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 225 169 226
England median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £22,850 £25,000 £23,608
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +8.84%

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 68,468 73,762 79,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.75% 44.54% 43.92%
Number of salaries quoted 53,695 57,497 65,489
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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
East of England +113 105 £45,000 +42.86% 3
London +25 83 £46,500 +9.09% 17
South East +15 63 £60,000 +84.62% 11
Midlands +30 36 £32,500 -30.85% 5
North of England +18 31 £33,000 -12.00% 5
West Midlands +29 20 £32,500 -34.34% 2
East Midlands +16 16 £32,000 -28.89% 3
South West -3 16 £32,875 +2.73% 4
North West +27 15 £45,000 +22.45% 4
Yorkshire +18 12 £26,500 -15.87% 1
North East -21 4 £26,250 -40.34%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 263 (81.42%) Windows
2 197 (60.99%) Microsoft
3 145 (44.89%) Active Directory
4 143 (44.27%) Windows Server
5 117 (36.22%) VMware
6 116 (35.91%) Office 365
7 112 (34.67%) Symantec
8 99 (30.65%) DNS
9 98 (30.34%) CISSP
10 96 (29.72%) Cisco
10 96 (29.72%) Firewall
11 88 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 86 (26.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 83 (25.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 82 (25.39%) Cybersecurity
15 76 (23.53%) Linux
16 74 (22.91%) SIEM
17 70 (21.67%) CISM
18 69 (21.36%) MS Exchange
19 68 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
20 65 (20.12%) Unix
21 64 (19.81%) GIAC
22 59 (18.27%) CompTIA Security+
23 57 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
24 56 (17.34%) ITIL
25 55 (17.03%) SCCM
26 53 (16.41%) SSCP
26 53 (16.41%) CISA
26 53 (16.41%) SANS
27 52 (16.10%) McAfee

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 69 (21.36%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (8.98%) SharePoint
3 24 (7.43%) Skype for Business
4 19 (5.88%) Apache
5 16 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (3.41%) Apache Spark
7 10 (3.10%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.79%) IIS
9 8 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.55%) Site Server
12 4 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.93%) Confluence
14 2 (0.62%) CloudStack
14 2 (0.62%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 52 (16.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.31%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.31%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 116 (35.91%) Office 365
2 68 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (11.46%) Mimecast
5 7 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.17%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.24%) G Suite
7 3 (0.93%) IaaS
8 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.62%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.62%) Slack
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 99 (30.65%) DNS
2 96 (29.72%) Firewall
3 50 (15.48%) DHCP
4 43 (13.31%) VPN
5 38 (11.76%) Network Security
6 35 (10.84%) VLAN
6 35 (10.84%) WAN
7 30 (9.29%) Wireless
8 26 (8.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 25 (7.74%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (7.12%) LAN
10 23 (7.12%) Skype
11 20 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (5.88%) IPsec
13 18 (5.57%) Internet
13 18 (5.57%) TCP/IP
14 15 (4.64%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (4.64%) SAN
15 14 (4.33%) BGP
15 14 (4.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.33%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (3.41%) Big Data
3 11 (3.41%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.79%) MySQL
5 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.62%) MS Access
10 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.79%) JIRA
2 7 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.55%) Subversion
4 3 (0.93%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (12.69%) Retail
2 19 (5.88%) Finance
3 15 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.72%) Marketing
5 6 (1.86%) Legal
6 5 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Electronics
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (19.81%) Security Engineer
2 49 (15.17%) Analyst
2 49 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (10.53%) Security Manager
4 33 (10.22%) Support Engineer
5 32 (9.91%) IT Support
6 31 (9.60%) IT Engineer
7 28 (8.67%) Engineering Manager
8 21 (6.50%) Administrator
9 19 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.57%) Security Analyst
11 14 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (4.02%) Architect
12 13 (4.02%) Consultant
12 13 (4.02%) Senior IT Engineer
13 12 (3.72%) IT Analyst
13 12 (3.72%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (3.72%) Service Analyst
14 11 (3.41%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (2.17%) LDAP
3 5 (1.55%) MAPI
4 4 (1.24%) Web Services
5 3 (0.93%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.62%) SAML
7 1 (0.31%) .NET
7 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.31%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.31%) Java EE
7 1 (0.31%) LINQ
7 1 (0.31%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.31%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.31%) React
7 1 (0.31%) WPF
7 1 (0.31%) XML
7 1 (0.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.74%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (6.81%) PKI
4 18 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.64%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.79%) FlexPod
7 9 (2.79%) NHS
7 9 (2.79%) Replication
8 8 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.55%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.55%) YubiKey
10 4 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.93%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 263 (81.42%) Windows
2 143 (44.27%) Windows Server
3 86 (26.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 76 (23.53%) Linux
5 65 (20.12%) Unix
6 57 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (13.93%) Windows 7
8 40 (12.38%) Windows 10
9 12 (3.72%) Solaris
10 10 (3.10%) CentOS
11 9 (2.79%) Mac OS
12 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.48%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.55%) VMS
14 5 (1.55%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.24%) Kali Linux
15 4 (1.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (25.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 82 (25.39%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (22.91%) SIEM
4 56 (17.34%) ITIL
5 49 (15.17%) Information Security
6 44 (13.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 37 (11.46%) Security Operations
8 36 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 30 (9.29%) Security Architecture
10 25 (7.74%) Due Diligence
10 25 (7.74%) Identity Access Management
11 24 (7.43%) Use Case
12 23 (7.12%) Asset Management
12 23 (7.12%) Migration
13 22 (6.81%) Problem Management
14 21 (6.50%) Data Loss Prevention
14 21 (6.50%) Load Balancing
14 21 (6.50%) Software Deployment
15 19 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.22%) SQL
2 31 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.10%) Python
4 5 (1.55%) Perl
5 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.62%) C#
6 2 (0.62%) VB
6 2 (0.62%) VBScript
7 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.31%) Java
7 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.31%) PHP
7 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 98 (30.34%) CISSP
2 70 (21.67%) CISM
3 64 (19.81%) GIAC
4 59 (18.27%) CompTIA Security+
5 53 (16.41%) CISA
5 53 (16.41%) SANS
5 53 (16.41%) SSCP
6 46 (14.24%) CSSLP
7 40 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (8.05%) MCSE
10 22 (6.81%) CEH
11 19 (5.88%) CCNA
12 18 (5.57%) CCNP
13 16 (4.95%) Degree
13 16 (4.95%) MCP
14 14 (4.33%) MCSA
15 13 (4.02%) CCIE
16 11 (3.41%) CCDP
16 11 (3.41%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (9.91%) SLA
3 25 (7.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (5.26%) GDPR
5 12 (3.72%) FISMA
6 11 (3.41%) GPG13
7 6 (1.86%) PCI DSS
8 5 (1.55%) PMO
9 2 (0.62%) GCP
10 1 (0.31%) COBIT
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 145 (44.89%) Active Directory
2 88 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (15.48%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (4.64%) vSphere
6 14 (4.33%) Snort
7 12 (3.72%) Terminal Services
7 12 (3.72%) XenApp
8 11 (3.41%) HDFS
8 11 (3.41%) VMware NSX
9 8 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.55%) KVM
11 5 (1.55%) NFS
11 5 (1.55%) XenServer
12 4 (1.24%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.93%) Firmware
13 3 (0.93%) pfSense
13 3 (0.93%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 55 (17.03%) SCCM
2 42 (13.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 19 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (5.57%) CASB
5 17 (5.26%) SCOM
6 15 (4.64%) Backup Exec
6 15 (4.64%) WSUS
7 14 (4.33%) Suricata
7 14 (4.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
8 11 (3.41%) QRadar
9 8 (2.48%) FortiGate
9 8 (2.48%) Nagios
9 8 (2.48%) NetBackup
9 8 (2.48%) SCSM
9 8 (2.48%) SCVMM
10 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (2.17%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.86%) MaaS360
12 5 (1.55%) Cacti
Vendors
1 197 (60.99%) Microsoft
2 117 (36.22%) VMware
3 112 (34.67%) Symantec
4 96 (29.72%) Cisco
5 52 (16.10%) McAfee
6 42 (13.00%) SolarWinds
7 38 (11.76%) HP
8 37 (11.46%) Juniper
9 30 (9.29%) Citrix
10 29 (8.98%) Meraki
10 29 (8.98%) Veeam
11 28 (8.67%) Fortinet
12 27 (8.36%) CheckPoint
12 27 (8.36%) Palo Alto
13 22 (6.81%) Dell
14 20 (6.19%) Forcepoint
15 18 (5.57%) CommVault
15 18 (5.57%) Kaspersky
16 17 (5.26%) Avaya
16 17 (5.26%) NETGEAR