Period
to 24 June 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 June 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 353 493
Rank change year-on-year -9 +140 -18
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 42 26 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.45% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 37 9 28
10th Percentile £29,500 £30,500 £18,050
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £28,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% +20.69%
75th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £68,700 £53,000 £49,125
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 5,864 5,751 10,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.13% 40.25% 41.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4,024 4,477 8,646
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,855 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +1.01%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sophos in the South East over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
Thames Valley +3 19 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Berkshire +1 11 £80,000 +88.24% 2
Surrey -7 11 £42,500 +37.10%
Sussex - 6 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £32,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Kent - 3 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire -22 2 £46,500 +3.33% 1
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 33 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 32 (76.19%) Azure
4 30 (71.43%) Microsoft 365
5 28 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 26 (61.90%) Firewall
7 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
8 24 (57.14%) VMware
9 23 (54.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (52.38%) SharePoint
11 16 (38.10%) DHCP
11 16 (38.10%) Windows 10
11 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2016
11 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2019
12 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
13 14 (33.33%) DNS
14 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
14 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
14 13 (30.95%) Social Skills
15 12 (28.57%) VPN
15 12 (28.57%) WAN
15 12 (28.57%) Cisco
15 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
16 11 (26.19%) Veeam
17 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
18 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
19 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 8 (19.05%) Remote Desktop

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (52.38%) SharePoint
2 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) CMS
3 3 (7.14%) Confluence
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (7.14%) Umbraco
3 3 (7.14%) WordPress
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (76.19%) Azure
2 30 (71.43%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (19.05%) Mimecast
4 6 (14.29%) AWS
5 3 (7.14%) Dropbox
5 3 (7.14%) IaaS
5 3 (7.14%) OneDrive
5 3 (7.14%) PaaS
5 3 (7.14%) SaaS
5 3 (7.14%) Slack
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) Firewall
2 16 (38.10%) DHCP
3 14 (33.33%) DNS
4 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
5 12 (28.57%) VPN
5 12 (28.57%) WAN
6 8 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (14.29%) Network Security
8 5 (11.90%) LAN
8 5 (11.90%) SSL
8 5 (11.90%) VLAN
9 4 (9.52%) BGP
9 4 (9.52%) OSPF
10 3 (7.14%) Broadband
10 3 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (7.14%) IPsec
10 3 (7.14%) SAN
10 3 (7.14%) VoIP
10 3 (7.14%) Wireless
11 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (30.95%) Social Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Billing
2 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.38%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Support Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) IT Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) IT Support
3 7 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Senior IT Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) IT Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Exchange Support
6 4 (9.52%) Security Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Senior IT Support
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Network Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Driving Licence
1 5 (11.90%) User Experience
2 4 (9.52%) CESG
2 4 (9.52%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 33 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 23 (54.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (38.10%) Windows 10
4 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2016
4 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2019
5 7 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (14.29%) Android
7 4 (9.52%) Debian
8 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 3 (7.14%) Mac OS
8 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (16.67%) DevOps
4 6 (14.29%) Migration
4 6 (14.29%) SIEM
5 5 (11.90%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (11.90%) Patch Management
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
6 4 (9.52%) SABSA
6 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) BCP
7 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.14%) IT Strategy
7 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) C
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (14.29%) CISSP
5 5 (11.90%) CCNA
5 5 (11.90%) CEH
6 4 (9.52%) CCIE
6 4 (9.52%) CCNP
6 4 (9.52%) CLAS
6 4 (9.52%) CREST Certified
7 3 (7.14%) MCP
7 3 (7.14%) MCSE
8 2 (4.76%) GCIH
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.76%) MCSA
8 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.90%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (7.14%) QA
5 2 (4.76%) NCSC
5 2 (4.76%) NIST
System Software
1 28 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.14%) vSphere
4 3 (7.14%) XenApp
4 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (9.52%) Ansible
2 4 (9.52%) QRadar
3 3 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.14%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.76%) Nessus
4 2 (4.76%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.38%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 24 (57.14%) VMware
3 12 (28.57%) Cisco
4 11 (26.19%) Veeam
5 8 (19.05%) Symantec
6 6 (14.29%) ESET
6 6 (14.29%) Google
6 6 (14.29%) McAfee
6 6 (14.29%) SonicWALL
6 6 (14.29%) Splunk
6 6 (14.29%) WatchGuard
7 5 (11.90%) Citrix
7 5 (11.90%) Palo Alto
8 4 (9.52%) AlienVault
8 4 (9.52%) LogRhythm
9 3 (7.14%) Acronis
9 3 (7.14%) Avaya
9 3 (7.14%) Meraki
9 3 (7.14%) Sage
9 3 (7.14%) Sitecore