Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 370 529
Rank change year-on-year -34 +159 +50
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 146 224 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.65% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 1.38% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 50 30 71
South East median annual salary £32,500 £29,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.07% -31.76% +54.55%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,350 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,125 £70,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +12.78%

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 13901 16283 21466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 45.43% 46.96% 50.09%
Number of salaries quoted 11023 13106 17505
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -39 114 £45,000 +33.33% 16
Oxfordshire -38 110 £32,500 -13.33% 16
Hampshire +28 12 £23,000 -14.81% 1
Surrey -1 10 £30,000 +9.09%
Kent +19 7 £32,000 -54.29%
Berkshire +44 3 £105,000 +320.00%
Middlesex - 2 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 89 (60.96%) Windows
2 70 (47.95%) Python
3 69 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (39.04%) Test Automation
5 50 (34.25%) Linux
6 48 (32.88%) C++
6 48 (32.88%) Software Engineering
7 45 (30.82%) Windows Server
8 40 (27.40%) Java
8 40 (27.40%) Active Directory
9 34 (23.29%) DNS
9 34 (23.29%) Amazon AWS
10 30 (20.55%) Mentoring
10 30 (20.55%) VMware
11 28 (19.18%) Pair Programming
12 26 (17.81%) JavaScript
12 26 (17.81%) DevOps
12 26 (17.81%) Windows 7
13 25 (17.12%) Office 365
13 25 (17.12%) Windows 10
14 24 (16.44%) Coaching
14 24 (16.44%) MS Exchange
14 24 (16.44%) DHCP
14 24 (16.44%) Microsoft
14 24 (16.44%) Regression Testing
14 24 (16.44%) QA
15 23 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (15.75%) Cisco
15 23 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
16 22 (15.07%) Greenfield Project

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 24 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.42%) IIS
5 5 (3.42%) SAS
5 5 (3.42%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.74%) CMS
7 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.37%) Apache
8 2 (1.37%) Confluence
8 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.68%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 34 (23.29%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (17.12%) Office 365
3 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (5.48%) SaaS
5 5 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.05%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.29%) DNS
2 24 (16.44%) DHCP
3 18 (12.33%) TCP/IP
4 17 (11.64%) Internet
5 15 (10.27%) Firewall
6 13 (8.90%) Network Security
6 13 (8.90%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (7.53%) WAN
8 9 (6.16%) LAN
8 9 (6.16%) SAN
8 9 (6.16%) VPN
9 8 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (4.79%) Wireshark
11 6 (4.11%) FirePass
11 6 (4.11%) IPsec
11 6 (4.11%) iSCSI
11 6 (4.11%) NAS
11 6 (4.11%) OpenVPN
11 6 (4.11%) VoIP
12 5 (3.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) NoSQL
1 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.74%) Big Data
3 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.74%) MySQL
3 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (8.22%) JIRA
2 9 (6.16%) TestRail
2 9 (6.16%) WinDbg
3 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (3.42%) TestLink
5 4 (2.74%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.74%) IDA Disassembler
5 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.74%) OllyDbg
5 4 (2.74%) Subversion
6 3 (2.05%) Selenium
7 2 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.37%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (5.48%) Publishing
2 6 (4.11%) Retail
3 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Finance
4 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (23.97%) Software Engineer
2 20 (13.70%) Analyst
2 20 (13.70%) Support Engineer
3 17 (11.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (10.96%) C++ Software Engineer
4 16 (10.96%) Developer
5 14 (9.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Support Analyst
6 13 (8.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (8.22%) QA Engineer
7 12 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Graduate
10 8 (5.48%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (5.48%) Desktop Support
10 8 (5.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 8 (5.48%) Principal Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.85%) HTML
2 7 (4.79%) Django
3 6 (4.11%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.11%) CSS
3 6 (4.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (2.74%) Regular Expression
4 4 (2.74%) Spring
5 3 (2.05%) Web Services
6 2 (1.37%) JSON
6 2 (1.37%) RESTful
6 2 (1.37%) XML
7 1 (0.68%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.07%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.59%) Computer Science
4 12 (8.22%) Blog
4 12 (8.22%) User Experience
5 8 (5.48%) Cyber Attack
5 8 (5.48%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (4.79%) Driving Licence
7 6 (4.11%) iPhone
8 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.74%) Spread Betting
9 4 (2.74%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 89 (60.96%) Windows
2 50 (34.25%) Linux
3 45 (30.82%) Windows Server
4 26 (17.81%) Windows 7
5 25 (17.12%) Windows 10
6 16 (10.96%) Windows 8
7 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (7.53%) Unix
8 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.11%) AIX
9 6 (4.11%) Android
9 6 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.11%) Solaris
10 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.37%) CentOS
11 2 (1.37%) Fedora
11 2 (1.37%) Kali Linux
11 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (39.04%) Test Automation
3 48 (32.88%) Software Engineering
4 30 (20.55%) Mentoring
5 28 (19.18%) Pair Programming
6 26 (17.81%) DevOps
7 24 (16.44%) Coaching
7 24 (16.44%) Regression Testing
8 20 (13.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (13.01%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (10.96%) Open Source
11 15 (10.27%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (8.22%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (8.22%) Reverse Engineering
12 12 (8.22%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (7.53%) Configuration Management
13 11 (7.53%) Integration Testing
13 11 (7.53%) Malware Analysis
14 10 (6.85%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (47.95%) Python
2 48 (32.88%) C++
3 40 (27.40%) Java
4 26 (17.81%) JavaScript
5 18 (12.33%) PowerShell
6 16 (10.96%) C#
6 16 (10.96%) Perl
7 11 (7.53%) Bash Shell
7 11 (7.53%) SQL
8 10 (6.85%) C
9 7 (4.79%) Groovy
9 7 (4.79%) Ruby
10 5 (3.42%) VBScript
11 4 (2.74%) PHP
11 4 (2.74%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (13.01%) Degree
2 6 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.37%) CCNA
5 2 (1.37%) CCNP
5 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) MCP
5 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CEH
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) GCIH
6 1 (0.68%) GIAC
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.44%) QA
2 7 (4.79%) SLA
3 4 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.74%) SSAE 16
4 2 (1.37%) RMADS
System Software
1 40 (27.40%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.90%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.22%) Docker
5 11 (7.53%) vSphere
6 10 (6.85%) KVM
7 6 (4.11%) NFS
7 6 (4.11%) oVirt
7 6 (4.11%) pfSense
7 6 (4.11%) Samba
8 5 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.42%) XenApp
8 5 (3.42%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.74%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.68%) Snort
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) SCCM
2 12 (8.22%) Backup Exec
2 12 (8.22%) WSUS
3 9 (6.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (4.79%) Ansible
4 7 (4.79%) Puppet
5 6 (4.11%) Bacula
5 6 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (3.42%) SmoothWall
7 4 (2.74%) Kibana
7 4 (2.74%) logstash
7 4 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.37%) Nagios
8 2 (1.37%) Nessus
8 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.37%) Nmap
8 2 (1.37%) SCOM
9 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (20.55%) VMware
2 24 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 23 (15.75%) Cisco
4 20 (13.70%) HP
5 14 (9.59%) Dell
5 14 (9.59%) Symantec
6 12 (8.22%) Citrix
6 12 (8.22%) Veeam
7 8 (5.48%) McAfee
7 8 (5.48%) Perforce
7 8 (5.48%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.11%) Apple
8 6 (4.11%) Atlassian
8 6 (4.11%) Splunk
9 5 (3.42%) Kaspersky
9 5 (3.42%) Progress
10 4 (2.74%) Cadence
10 4 (2.74%) EMC
10 4 (2.74%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.05%) FireEye