Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 415 284 472
Rank change year-on-year -131 +188 +17
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 45 5 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.062% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.16% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 34 5 38
10th Percentile £26,875 £21,150 £17,000
25th Percentile £37,188 £23,250 £23,867
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £25,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +140.00% -28.57% -36.36%
75th Percentile £72,500 £37,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £42,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £36,500 £38,500 £33,050
% change year-on-year -5.19% +16.49% -11.87%

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 6,900 3,197 10,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.05% 39.33% 41.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,606 2,514 8,230
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,459 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -65 28 £45,000 +83.67% 4
Berkshire -61 19 £80,000 +226.53% 1
Hampshire -113 12 £62,500 +47.06% 5
Oxfordshire - 8 £41,250 - 3
Surrey - 3 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire -55 1 £72,500 +211.83%
Kent - 1 £40,000 - 2
West Sussex - 1 £37,500 - 2
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 43 (95.56%) Windows
2 37 (82.22%) Azure
3 35 (77.78%) Firewall
4 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 25 (55.56%) Microsoft 365
6 24 (53.33%) PowerShell
7 23 (51.11%) DHCP
7 23 (51.11%) VPN
7 23 (51.11%) DNS
8 22 (48.89%) Cisco
8 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
8 22 (48.89%) Palo Alto
8 22 (48.89%) Windows Server
9 17 (37.78%) SIEM
9 17 (37.78%) Linux
9 17 (37.78%) SharePoint
9 17 (37.78%) VMware
10 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
10 16 (35.56%) Splunk
10 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (35.56%) DevOps
10 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (35.56%) Windows 10
11 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
12 14 (31.11%) Network Security
13 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (28.89%) Meraki
13 13 (28.89%) OneDrive
13 13 (28.89%) Mimecast
13 13 (28.89%) VoIP

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 17 (37.78%) SharePoint
2 11 (24.44%) CMS
2 11 (24.44%) Confluence
2 11 (24.44%) IIS
2 11 (24.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 11 (24.44%) Umbraco
2 11 (24.44%) WordPress
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Sage 200
2 9 (20.00%) Sentinel
3 1 (2.22%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 37 (82.22%) Azure
2 25 (55.56%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (28.89%) Mimecast
3 13 (28.89%) OneDrive
4 11 (24.44%) Azure Sentinel
4 11 (24.44%) IaaS
4 11 (24.44%) PaaS
4 11 (24.44%) SaaS
5 6 (13.33%) AWS
6 3 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.22%) Dropbox
7 1 (2.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (77.78%) Firewall
2 23 (51.11%) DHCP
2 23 (51.11%) DNS
2 23 (51.11%) VPN
3 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
4 14 (31.11%) Network Security
5 13 (28.89%) VoIP
6 12 (26.67%) IPsec
6 12 (26.67%) VLAN
7 11 (24.44%) SSL
8 6 (13.33%) BGP
8 6 (13.33%) OSPF
8 6 (13.33%) WAN
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.44%) LAN
10 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.22%) Multicast
10 1 (2.22%) SCTP
10 1 (2.22%) VPLS
10 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) JIRA
1 11 (24.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (24.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (22.22%) Finance
3 9 (20.00%) Social Skills
4 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Retail Finance
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) IT Manager
1 13 (28.89%) Security Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Security Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) IT Support
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Security Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) C++ Developer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) User Experience
2 5 (11.11%) CESG
2 5 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (95.56%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows Server
3 17 (37.78%) Linux
4 16 (35.56%) Windows 10
4 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2019
5 12 (26.67%) Android
6 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
7 5 (11.11%) Debian
8 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) SIEM
2 16 (35.56%) DevOps
3 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (26.67%) Project Management
5 11 (24.44%) BCP
5 11 (24.44%) Data Analysis
5 11 (24.44%) IT Strategy
5 11 (24.44%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (24.44%) Visualisation
6 10 (22.22%) Full Stack Development
7 7 (15.56%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (11.11%) Change Management
8 5 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (11.11%) Network Architecture
8 5 (11.11%) SABSA
8 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (6.67%) ITIL
11 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) C++
3 2 (4.44%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) CCIE
2 5 (11.11%) CCNP
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.11%) CISSP
2 5 (11.11%) CLAS
2 5 (11.11%) CREST Certified
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
3 1 (2.22%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (26.67%) vSphere
4 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.22%) Snort
6 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (15.56%) Pingdom
2 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (13.33%) QRadar
4 5 (11.11%) Ansible
5 2 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.22%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
1 22 (48.89%) Palo Alto
2 17 (37.78%) VMware
3 16 (35.56%) Splunk
4 13 (28.89%) Meraki
5 12 (26.67%) Sage
6 11 (24.44%) Sitecore
7 7 (15.56%) AppDynamics
7 7 (15.56%) Dynatrace
7 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds
8 6 (13.33%) CrowdStrike
8 6 (13.33%) LogRhythm
9 5 (11.11%) AlienVault
9 5 (11.11%) Carbon Black
10 4 (8.89%) Veeam
11 2 (4.44%) Citrix
11 2 (4.44%) Google
11 2 (4.44%) Juniper
11 2 (4.44%) SonicWALL