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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 362 424
Rank change year-on-year +4 +62  
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 36 95 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.49% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.96% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 17 31 35
Median salary £27,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.73% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,764 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -27.50% +21.21%  

Sophos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 7037 9857 10359
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 46.89% 50.35% 50.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5752 8243 8159
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Sophos as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos in the South East.

Salary trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire -36 29 £27,500 -33.33% 8
Hampshire +16 3 £22,500 -45.78%
Surrey - 3 £29,000 -
Berkshire +37 1 - -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 61 (48.41%) Windows
2 46 (36.51%) Microsoft
3 41 (32.54%) Degree
4 35 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 33 (26.19%) VMware
6 32 (25.40%) Firewall
7 31 (24.60%) Project Management
8 28 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (20.63%) Hyper-V
10 25 (19.84%) Software Engineering
11 24 (19.05%) QA
11 24 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (19.05%) Linux
11 24 (19.05%) Python
11 24 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (16.67%) CRM
12 21 (16.67%) Data Protection
13 20 (15.87%) Marketing
13 20 (15.87%) C++
14 19 (15.08%) Cisco
15 18 (14.29%) Office 365
15 18 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
15 18 (14.29%) Mentoring
16 17 (13.49%) Java
16 17 (13.49%) MS Office
17 16 (12.70%) PowerShell
18 15 (11.90%) Integration Testing
18 15 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (11.90%) VPN
18 15 (11.90%) Cisco Certification

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 9 (7.14%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.76%) IIS
2 6 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.79%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (13.49%) MS Office
2 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.59%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.29%) Office 365
2 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.94%) SaaS
3 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.76%) Sumo Logic
5 3 (2.38%) AdWords
6 2 (1.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.40%) Firewall
2 15 (11.90%) VPN
3 10 (7.94%) SAN
4 9 (7.14%) DHCP
4 9 (7.14%) DNS
4 9 (7.14%) Skype
5 7 (5.56%) IPsec
6 6 (4.76%) iSCSI
6 6 (4.76%) VoIP
7 5 (3.97%) WAN
8 4 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (3.17%) FTP
8 4 (3.17%) HTTP
8 4 (3.17%) NAS
8 4 (3.17%) SMTP
8 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.17%) Wireless
9 3 (2.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 20 (15.87%) Marketing
2 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (0.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.79%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 22 (17.46%) Support Engineer
2 20 (15.87%) Software Engineer
3 14 (11.11%) IT Support
4 11 (8.73%) Analyst
4 11 (8.73%) Desktop Support
5 10 (7.94%) IT Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.56%) Architect
8 7 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Principal Architect
9 6 (4.76%) QA Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Services Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) .NET
1 1 (0.79%) HTML
1 1 (0.79%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Virtual Team
2 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.14%) Biotechnology
3 9 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.56%) Social Media
5 6 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.17%) Clustering
8 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.59%) Blog
9 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (48.41%) Windows
2 24 (19.05%) Linux
3 14 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.32%) Windows 10
4 13 (10.32%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.76%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.97%) Unix
9 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.97%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.79%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.60%) Project Management
2 25 (19.84%) Software Engineering
3 24 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
4 21 (16.67%) CRM
4 21 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 18 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 15 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (11.90%) Integration Testing
7 12 (9.52%) Coaching
7 12 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (8.73%) ITIL
9 10 (7.94%) Scrum
9 10 (7.94%) Workflow
10 9 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (6.35%) Pair Programming
11 8 (6.35%) Regression Testing
12 7 (5.56%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.05%) Python
2 20 (15.87%) C++
3 17 (13.49%) Java
4 16 (12.70%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.14%) C#
6 7 (5.56%) SQL
7 6 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.17%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (32.54%) Degree
2 15 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.14%) CCNA
3 9 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
3 9 (7.14%) Security+ Certification
4 8 (6.35%) CEH
4 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.76%) CREST Certified
5 6 (4.76%) GCFA
5 6 (4.76%) GIAC
5 6 (4.76%) GPEN
5 6 (4.76%) OSCP
5 6 (4.76%) SANS
6 2 (1.59%) CCDP
6 2 (1.59%) CCNP
6 2 (1.59%) CISSP
6 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) MCP
6 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.05%) QA
2 7 (5.56%) SLA
3 6 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.76%) SSAE 16
4 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 35 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.63%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.35%) Xen
5 6 (4.76%) KVM
6 5 (3.97%) XenApp
7 4 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (3.17%) ISA Server
7 4 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.59%) NFS
8 2 (1.59%) oVirt
8 2 (1.59%) pfSense
8 2 (1.59%) Samba
8 2 (1.59%) vSphere
9 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.79%) Firmware
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 6 (4.76%) logstash
2 6 (4.76%) WMI
3 4 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.17%) SCOM
3 4 (3.17%) WSUS
4 2 (1.59%) Bacula
4 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.79%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.79%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 46 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 33 (26.19%) VMware
3 19 (15.08%) Cisco
4 14 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (8.73%) Apple
5 11 (8.73%) Avaya
5 11 (8.73%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.94%) Citrix
7 8 (6.35%) HP
8 7 (5.56%) WatchGuard
9 6 (4.76%) Dell
9 6 (4.76%) SonicWALL
9 6 (4.76%) Splunk
10 5 (3.97%) Intel Security
10 5 (3.97%) Symantec
10 5 (3.97%) Veeam
11 4 (3.17%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.17%) F5
11 4 (3.17%) Oracle
12 3 (2.38%) Google
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £22,000 per annum + on-call allowance plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
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Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
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Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago