Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 355 331 489
Rank change year-on-year -24 +158 +55
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 198 244 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.77% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 1.61% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 45 30 77
South East median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -35.29% +60.38%
10th Percentile £20,500 £18,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £74,000 £39,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £38,640 £36,000
% change year-on-year -9.42% +7.33% +10.77%

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 13,959 15,143 20,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 45.30% 47.68% 49.93%
Number of salaries quoted 10,959 12,114 16,730
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,749 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.89% -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -36 171 £52,500 +75.00% 19
Oxfordshire -25 166 £52,500 +75.00% 17
Hampshire -11 11 £21,000 -19.23% 1
Kent - 7 £32,000 -
Surrey +2 6 £27,000 +2.86% 2
Berkshire +31 4 £105,000 +133.33% 2
Middlesex - 2 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 - 1
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 117 (59.09%) Windows
2 116 (58.59%) Python
3 106 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (45.45%) Test Automation
5 79 (39.90%) Linux
5 79 (39.90%) C++
6 72 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 62 (31.31%) Java
8 48 (24.24%) Windows Server
9 45 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
9 45 (22.73%) Pair Programming
10 41 (20.71%) Mentoring
11 39 (19.70%) JavaScript
11 39 (19.70%) DNS
12 38 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (18.69%) Regression Testing
14 35 (17.68%) QA
14 35 (17.68%) Coaching
15 33 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (16.67%) PowerShell
16 32 (16.16%) Internet
16 32 (16.16%) Cybersecurity
17 31 (15.66%) DevOps
17 31 (15.66%) Active Directory
18 29 (14.65%) C#
18 29 (14.65%) Open Source
19 28 (14.14%) Perl
20 24 (12.12%) VMware
20 24 (12.12%) Cisco
20 24 (12.12%) Blog

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 16 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.04%) CMS
4 5 (2.53%) IIS
5 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.52%) Apache
6 3 (1.52%) Confluence
6 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.51%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 45 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (10.10%) Office 365
3 15 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (4.04%) SaaS
6 3 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.01%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.70%) DNS
2 32 (16.16%) Internet
3 20 (10.10%) DHCP
3 20 (10.10%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.07%) Firewall
5 13 (6.57%) Network Security
5 13 (6.57%) Remote Desktop
5 13 (6.57%) WAN
5 13 (6.57%) Wireshark
6 11 (5.56%) LAN
6 11 (5.56%) VPN
7 10 (5.05%) HTTP
7 10 (5.05%) SSL
8 9 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (4.04%) SMTP
10 7 (3.54%) NAS
11 6 (3.03%) FirePass
11 6 (3.03%) IPsec
11 6 (3.03%) OpenVPN
11 6 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.07%) NoSQL
2 13 (6.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.55%) Data Mining
4 8 (4.04%) Big Data
4 8 (4.04%) MySQL
4 8 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (9.09%) WinDbg
2 17 (8.59%) JIRA
3 13 (6.57%) TestRail
4 11 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (4.04%) Bitbucket
6 8 (4.04%) IDA Disassembler
6 8 (4.04%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.04%) OllyDbg
6 8 (4.04%) Subversion
7 5 (2.53%) TestLink
8 3 (1.52%) Selenium
8 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (8.08%) Publishing
2 7 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (0.51%) Finance
4 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (26.26%) Software Engineer
2 27 (13.64%) Developer
3 23 (11.62%) Analyst
4 20 (10.10%) C++ Software Engineer
5 19 (9.60%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (8.08%) Graduate
6 16 (8.08%) QA Engineer
6 16 (8.08%) Security Researcher
7 15 (7.58%) Server Engineer
8 14 (7.07%) Windows Server Engineer
9 13 (6.57%) Support Analyst
10 12 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.56%) Development Engineer
11 11 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
11 11 (5.56%) Support Engineer
12 10 (5.05%) Escalation Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 9 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
13 9 (4.55%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.07%) HTML
2 8 (4.04%) AngularJS
2 8 (4.04%) Regular Expression
3 7 (3.54%) Django
4 6 (3.03%) CSS
4 6 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (2.02%) Spring
6 3 (1.52%) Web Services
7 2 (1.01%) JSON
7 2 (1.01%) RESTful
7 2 (1.01%) XML
8 1 (0.51%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.12%) Blog
3 22 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (8.08%) Cyberattack
5 14 (7.07%) Computer Science
6 13 (6.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (6.06%) User Experience
8 9 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (4.04%) Spread Betting
10 7 (3.54%) Virtual Team
11 6 (3.03%) iPhone
12 4 (2.02%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
13 1 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
13 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 117 (59.09%) Windows
2 79 (39.90%) Linux
3 48 (24.24%) Windows Server
4 22 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 18 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 15 (7.58%) Unix
7 14 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.05%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.03%) AIX
9 6 (3.03%) Android
9 6 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.03%) Solaris
10 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.52%) CentOS
11 3 (1.52%) Kali Linux
11 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.01%) Fedora
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 72 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 45 (22.73%) Pair Programming
5 41 (20.71%) Mentoring
6 37 (18.69%) Regression Testing
7 35 (17.68%) Coaching
8 33 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 32 (16.16%) Cybersecurity
10 31 (15.66%) DevOps
11 29 (14.65%) Open Source
12 24 (12.12%) Reverse Engineering
13 22 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (10.10%) Malware Analysis
14 20 (10.10%) Penetration Testing
15 19 (9.60%) Configuration Management
16 18 (9.09%) Functional Testing
16 18 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
17 17 (8.59%) Root Cause Analysis
18 16 (8.08%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 116 (58.59%) Python
2 79 (39.90%) C++
3 62 (31.31%) Java
4 39 (19.70%) JavaScript
5 33 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 29 (14.65%) C#
7 28 (14.14%) Perl
8 16 (8.08%) Bash Shell
9 14 (7.07%) C
10 10 (5.05%) SQL
10 10 (5.05%) VBScript
11 7 (3.54%) Groovy
11 7 (3.54%) Ruby
12 4 (2.02%) PHP
12 4 (2.02%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.02%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.52%) MCP
4 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.01%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.01%) CCNA
5 2 (1.01%) CCNP
5 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) CCSA
6 1 (0.51%) CCSE
6 1 (0.51%) GCIH
6 1 (0.51%) GIAC
6 1 (0.51%) OSCP
6 1 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.68%) QA
2 12 (6.06%) SLA
3 9 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.55%) SSAE 16
4 2 (1.01%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.08%) Docker
4 14 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.07%) KVM
5 9 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.04%) VirtualBox
7 6 (3.03%) NFS
7 6 (3.03%) oVirt
7 6 (3.03%) pfSense
7 6 (3.03%) Samba
8 5 (2.53%) vSphere
9 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (6.06%) Ansible
1 12 (6.06%) Puppet
2 11 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.55%) SCCM
4 6 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.03%) Bacula
4 6 (3.03%) WSUS
5 5 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.02%) Kibana
6 4 (2.02%) logstash
7 3 (1.52%) Nagios
7 3 (1.52%) Nessus
7 3 (1.52%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.52%) Nmap
7 3 (1.52%) SCOM
8 1 (0.51%) Suricata
8 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (12.12%) Cisco
1 24 (12.12%) VMware
2 23 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.08%) Perforce
4 15 (7.58%) HP
5 10 (5.05%) Progress
6 9 (4.55%) Dell
6 9 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.04%) Cadence
7 8 (4.04%) McAfee
7 8 (4.04%) Symantec
8 7 (3.54%) Citrix
8 7 (3.54%) Splunk
8 7 (3.54%) Veeam
9 6 (3.03%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.53%) Juniper
10 5 (2.53%) Kaspersky
10 5 (2.53%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.02%) FireEye
11 4 (2.02%) SolarWinds