Period
to 27 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 299 204 323
Rank change year-on-year -95 +119 +27
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 25 14 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.23% 0.30% 0.071%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.67% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 8
10th Percentile £22,500 £33,761 £22,450
25th Percentile £26,750 £35,894 £25,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £40,348 £28,250
Median % change year-on-year -25.65% +42.83% -11.72%
75th Percentile £51,718 £62,500 £33,563
90th Percentile " £72,000 £37,875
England median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% -12.50%

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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4,706 2,075 5,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 43.78% 44.67% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3,529 1,645 4,283
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,350 £25,550
25th Percentile £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the Midlands

Sophos
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Sophos in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Sophos in the Midlands

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sophos in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the Midlands

Sophos
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
West Midlands -102 17 £30,000 -52.00% 5
East Midlands -58 7 £47,500 +37.68% 6
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 21 (84.00%) VPN
2 20 (80.00%) Firewall
3 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (72.00%) Microsoft 365
5 16 (64.00%) Cisco
6 15 (60.00%) Windows
6 15 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
8 13 (52.00%) Azure
9 12 (48.00%) VMware
10 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
10 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
11 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
11 10 (40.00%) Backup Exec
11 10 (40.00%) Social Skills
12 9 (36.00%) SAN
12 9 (36.00%) DNS
12 9 (36.00%) DHCP
12 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
12 9 (36.00%) Windows 10
13 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
13 8 (32.00%) ITIL
14 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
14 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
15 6 (24.00%) Trend Micro
15 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (24.00%) SonicWALL
15 6 (24.00%) AVG
15 6 (24.00%) Azure Active Directory

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (12.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (52.00%) Azure
3 6 (24.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) VPN
2 20 (80.00%) Firewall
3 9 (36.00%) DHCP
3 9 (36.00%) DNS
3 9 (36.00%) SAN
4 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (16.00%) iSCSI
6 4 (16.00%) NAS
6 4 (16.00%) VLAN
6 4 (16.00%) Wireless
7 3 (12.00%) SD-WAN
7 3 (12.00%) SMTP
8 2 (8.00%) LAN
8 2 (8.00%) WAN
9 1 (4.00%) IPsec
9 1 (4.00%) VoIP
9 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 10 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Presentation Skills
3 4 (16.00%) Digital Economy
3 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Head of Cybersecurity
4 4 (16.00%) Head of Security
4 4 (16.00%) IT Support
5 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Developer
7 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Support Assistant
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (16.00%) NHS
2 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 2 (8.00%) CCTV
3 2 (8.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 10
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (32.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (16.00%) Server Management
5 3 (12.00%) Proactive Maintenance
5 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.00%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (8.00%) Data Security
6 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.00%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.00%) Secure Coding
7 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) MCP
1 2 (8.00%) MCSA
1 2 (8.00%) MCSE
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.00%) BitLocker
3 4 (16.00%) NFS
3 4 (16.00%) XenApp
3 4 (16.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (12.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (12.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco CME
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) Cisco
3 12 (48.00%) VMware
4 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
5 6 (24.00%) arcserve
5 6 (24.00%) AVG
5 6 (24.00%) Citrix
5 6 (24.00%) Dell
5 6 (24.00%) HP
5 6 (24.00%) SonicWALL
5 6 (24.00%) Trend Micro
6 5 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
7 4 (16.00%) Veeam
8 3 (12.00%) Meraki
9 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (8.00%) NetApp
9 2 (8.00%) SAP
9 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
10 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard